Mosby

Mosby's Textbook for the Home Care Aide

Covering the essential content and procedures a home care aide needs to know, Mosby’s Textbook for the Home Care Aide, 3rd Edition prepares you for success in this rapidly growing field. A clear approach makes the book easy to use and understand, featuring hundreds of full-color photographs and drawings along with step-by-step procedures for skills performed by home care aides. Updated and expanded in this edition are chapters on meeting the client’s nutritional needs and on getting and keeping a job. Written by home care experts Joan Birchenall and Eileen Streight, this textbook prepares you for the many types of situations you may encounter as a home care aide.

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

Paperback, 536 Pages

Published: October 2012

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-08433-8

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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