Acello/Hegner's NURSING ASSISTANT: A NURSING PROCESS APPROACH has prepared more nursing assistants for meaningful careers in acute care, long-term care and home health than any other text. Its signature step-by-step format walks readers through more than 150 procedures, including key skills in patient handling, wound care, communication, safety and record keeping, as well as special care procedures for patients with medical devices, catheters and physical or mental impairments. It explores essential background information, such as basic human anatomy, career planning and emerging trends. Reflecting the expanded scope of real-world practice, the 12th Edition includes skills such as checking finger stick blood glucose, managing drainage, sterile technique and more. New color photos and illustrations bring concepts to life, while study tools include a print workbook and MindTap digital learning solution.