Mosby

Mosby's Textbook for the Home Care Aide

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.

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

Paperback, 576 Pages

Published: February 2003

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-01656-8

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

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