This sixth edition of The Nursing Assistant again fulfills the need for a brief, practical, and affordable textbook. The high-quality, easy-to-use format highlights the essence of what it takes to be a nursing assistant in today’s competitive health care environment. This text forms the basis of any nursing assistant training program, and it is equally useful for preparing students for careers in acute, subacute, and long-term care. The framework of The Nursing Assistant is structured to address the needs of the whole patient or resident, while promoting independence and self-care. The organization of the text follows the models of the nursing process, state curricula, and OBRA mandates. The text is divided into five parts containing 24 chapters (see page v).