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CNA Certified Nursing Assistant Exam Cram, 2nd Edition

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  • Copyright 2017
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Edition: 2nd
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-469232-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-469232-6

CNA Certified Nursing Assistant Exam Cram, Second Edition is the perfect study guide to help you prepare for success on the CNA Certified Nursing Assistant exam. It provides coverage and practice questions for every current exam topic and is fully revised to reflect the latest NNAAP test plan. The book presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Exam Alerts, sidebars, and notes interspersed throughout the text keep you focused on what you need to know. Exam prep questions help you assess your knowledge, and the Cram Sheet tear card is the perfect last-minute review.

Covers the critical information you’ll need to know to score higher on your CNA Certified Nursing Assistant exam!

·         Discover the roles and responsibilities of the nursing assistant to promote health and safety of residents

·         Review specialized care

·         Rely on new clinical skills performance checklist

Companion Website

The companion website provides access to the Cram Sheet and the Pearson Test Prep practice test software featuring three practice tests, giving you an effective tool to assess your readiness for the CNA exam. The Pearson Test Prep Practice test software is available in both an online application and a Windows desktop offline application in multiple test modes.

Pearson Test Prep online system requirements:

Browsers: Chrome version 40 and above; Firefox version 35 and above; Safari version 7; Internet Explorer 10, 11; Microsoft Edge; Opera. Devices: Desktop and laptop computers, tablets running on Android and iOS, smartphones with a minimum screen size of 4.7". Internet access required.

Pearson Test Prep offline system requirements:

Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, or Vista (SP2); Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Client; Pentium-class 1 GHz processor (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 650 MB disk space plus 50 MB for each downloaded practice exam; access to the Internet to register and download exam databases

Sample Content

Sample Pages

Download the sample pages (includes Chapter 4 and index)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What You Need to Know to Prepare for the Exam

Taking the Written Examination

    Testing Readiness

    Testing Strategies

    Answering the Questions

Taking the Clinical Skills Test


Exam Prep Questions

Answer Rationales

Chapter 2: The Roles and Responsibilities of the Nursing Assistant

Your Role and Responsibilities

    Job Responsibilities

    Other Tasks and Duties

    Job Limitations

Personal Qualities

The Nursing Assistant as a Member of the Health-Care Team

    Other Team Members

    Being a Team Player

Communication and Interpersonal Skills Needed for Effective CNA Practice

Legal and Ethical Considerations in Practice

Resident Rights


Exam Prep Questions

Answer Rationales

Chapter 3: Promotion of Health and Safety

Review of Body Systems Affected by Aging

Communicable Diseases and Their Effect on Health

    Role of the Nursing Assistant to Prevent the Spread of Communicable Diseases

    Medical Asepsis

    Mask, Eye Protection, Face Shield, Gowns

    Sharp Objects

    Resident Equipment



    Surgical Asepsis

    Resident Safety

Reporting Accidents or Incidents

Exam Prep Questions

Answer Rationales

Chapter 4: Promotion of Function and Health of Residents

Personal Care Skills

    Activities of Daily Living


    Nail Care

Restorative Skills

    Self-Care and Independence


    Health Maintenance and Restoration

Psychosocial Care Skills

    Emotional and Mental Health Needs

    Cultural Needs

    Spiritual Needs

    Sexual Needs

    Data Collection and Reporting

Exam Prep Questions

Answer Rationales

Chapter 5: Specialized Care

Physical Problems

    Vision Impairment

    Hearing Impairments

    Speech Impairment

    Respiratory Problems

    Cardiovascular Problems


    Digestive and Elimination Problems

    HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)

Psychological Problems


    Aggressive Residents


    The Depressed Resident

The Terminally Ill Resident

Exam Prep Questions

Answer Rationales

Chapter 6: Clinical Skills Performance Checklist


Measuring Body Temperature

    Oral Temperature Measurement with Electronic Monitor

    Rectal Temperature Measurement with Electronic Thermometer

    Axillary Temperature with Electronic Thermometer

    Tympanic Membrane Temperature with Electronic Thermometer

Measuring the Radial and Apical Pulse

    Radial Pulse

    Apical Pulse

Measuring the Respirations

Blood Pressure

Partial Bedbath

Perineal Care of the Female Resident

Nail Care (Fingers and Toes)

Mouth (Oral) Care

Mouth (Oral) Care: Care of Dentures


Applying Elastic Support Hose

Making an Occupied Bed

    Moving the Resident to the Side of the Bed

    Supine Position

    Fowler’s Position

    Lateral (Side-Lying) Position

    Sim’s Position

    Prone Position

    Orthopneic Position

    Logrolling the Resident

Assisting the Resident to Sit on the Side of the Bed

Assisting the Resident to Transfer from the Bed to a Chair or Wheelchair

Transferring the Resident from a Bed with a Mechanical Lift

Moving the Resident from a Bed to a Stretcher (Gurney)

Using a Gait-Transfer Belt to Assist the Resident to Ambulate

Passive Range of Motion Exercises

Monitoring Resident in Restraints


Offering the Bedpan

Performing Ostomy Care

Administering a Cleansing Enema

Recording Intake and Output (I & O)

Measuring and Recording Output from a Urinary Drainage Bag

Indwelling Catheter Care

Applying a Condom Catheter

Collecting Specimens

    Routine Urine Specimen

    Clean Catch Urine Specimen

    Urine Specimen from an Indwelling Catheter

    Stool Specimen

Isolation Procedures

Choking Relief

    Putting on Disposable Gown, Gloves, Goggles, and Mask

    Removing Disposable Gown, Gloves, Goggles, and Mask

    Assisting with Post-Mortem Care

Practice Exam I

Answers to Practice Exam I

Practice Exam II

Answers to Practice Exam II

Practice Exam III

Answers to Practice Exam III

Appendix A: Nursing Assistant Test Cross-Reference


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