Mosby's Textbook for the Home Care Aide

By

  • Joan Birchenall, RN, MEd, Trenton, NJ
  • Eileen Streight, RN, BSN, Hamilton, NJ

Providing the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to becoming a home care aide, this engaging text features a colorful design, a clear writing style, and an abundant use of photos, drawings, boxes, and tables. An ideal learning tool, this new edition introduces scenarios with a cast of four aides and a supervisor to help bring the text to life and to provide realistic examples of what the student can expect to encounter in practice. Preparing students to become valuable members of the home care team, this practical text highlights key considerations and reminders, as well as what to observe, report, and record.
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Audience

Students in home aide care courses, LPN/LVN students, home care agencies

 

Book information

  • Published: February 2003
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-01656-8


Table of Contents

PART 1: Orientation to Home Care
1. Learning about Home Care
2. The Home Care Industry
3. Developing Effective Communication Skills
4. Understanding Your Client's Needs
5. Understanding How the Body Works
6. Observing, Reporting, Recording
7. Working With the Ill and Disabled
PART 2: Managing the Home Environment
8. Maintaining A Safe Environment
9. Maintaining a Healthy Environment
10. Meeting the Client's Nutritional Needs
PART 3: Home Care Procedures
11. Preventing Infection/Medical Asepsis
12. Body Mechanics
13. Bedmaking
14. Personal Care
15. Elimination
16. Collecting Specimens
17. Measuring Vital Signs
18. Special Procedures
PART 4: Meeting the Client's Special Needs
19. Caring for Older Adults
20. Caring for Mothers, Infants, and Children
21. Caring for Clients with Mental Illness
22. Caring for Clients with Illnesses Requiring Home Care
23. Caring for the Dying Client
24. Emergencies
PART 5: Professional Skills
25. Getting a Job and Keeping It