Hartman’s Nursing Assistant Care: The Basics, 5th Edition Paperback




The fifth edition of Hartman Publishing’s briefest nursing assistant training textbook just 10 chapters contains essential information for working in long-term care. Information is explained in everyday language, with a focus on helping students pass the certification exam. Many new full-color photographs and illustrations reinforce the content. This textbook contains the following:

  • Material organized by body system this includes each system’s structure and function, normal changes of aging, how the nursing assistant can help with normal aging changes, observing and reporting, and common diseases and care guidelines
  • Issues relating to Residents’ Rights and person-centered care emphasized throughout in special boxes
  • Up-to-date, comprehensive material about infection prevention
  • New information about electronic documentation
  • More information regarding mental health disorders
  • Updated information about hypertension and new material about obtaining an electronic blood pressure reading
  • New icon to indicate the skills that have a corresponding video
  • Comprehensive nutrition information, including MyPlate material, updated special diets section, and feeding techniques
  • Current information about legal issues, such as HIPAA and advance directives
  • Many new website resources throughout and a comprehensive community resources box
  • Significant testing section for instructors, including 10 chapters exams, two final exams, and a critical thinking exam, along with a practice exam for students taking the certification test
  • A table of procedures, common abbreviations list, and a glossary


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