Mosby's Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker


  • Sheila Sorrentino, PhD, RN, Curriculum and Health Care Consultant, Anthem, AZ
  • Leighann Remmert, MS, RN, Clinical Instructor, Capital Area School of Practical Nursing, Springfield, IL
  • Mary Wilk, RN, GNC(C), BA, BScN, MN, Professor and Coordinator, PSW Program, Fanshawe College

Mosby’s Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker prepares students to function in the role of support worker in community and institutional settings. The #1 text used by Support Worker programs across Canada and at Canadian-affiliated schools worldwide, the book covers the broad foundation of skills that support workers/resident care aides/health care aides need in order to perform their role safely and effectively. Comprehensive, yet easy to read, Mosby’s Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker makes learning easy with clear explanations of concepts and step-by-step presentations of procedures. Numerous full-colour illustrations, photographs, charts, and tables are combined with real-life case studies and examples to provide the reader with an outstanding learning experience.

Paperback, 1192 Pages

Published: April 2012

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-1-926648-39-2

    1. The Role of the Support Worker
    2. The Canadian Health Care System
    3. Workplace Settings
    4. Health, Wellness, Illness, and Disability
    5. Working With Others: Teamwork, Supervision, and Delegation
    6. Working With Clients and Their Families
    7. Medical Terminology
    8. Client Care: Planning, Processes, Reporting, and Recording
    9. Managing Stress, Time, and Problems
    10. Ethics
    11. Legislation: The Client’s Rights and Your Rights
    12. Caring About Culture and Diversity
    13. Interpersonal Communication
    14. Body Structure and Function
    15. Growth and Development
    16. Caring for the Young
    17. Caring for Older Adults
    18. Common Diseases and Conditions
    19. Safety
    20. Preventing Infection
    21. Abuse Awareness
    22. Promoting Client Well-Being
    23. Body Mechanics: Moving, Positioning, Transferring, and Lifting the Client
    24. Exercise and Activity
    25. Home Management
    26. Beds and Bed Making
    27. Nutrition and Fluids
    28. Enteral Nutrition and IV Therapy
    29. Personal Hygiene
    30. Grooming and Dressing
    31. Urinary Elimination
    32. Fecal Elimination
    33. Rehabilitation Care
    34. Mental Health Disorders
    35. Confusion, Delirium, and Dementia
    36. Speech and Language Disorders
    37. Hearing and Vision Problems
    38. Caring for Mothers and Infants
    39. Developmental Disabilities
    40. Assisting With Medications
    41. Measuring Height, Weight, and Vital Signs
    42. Wound Care
    43. Heat and Cold Applications
    44. Oxygen Needs
    45. Assisting With the Physical Examination
    46. The Client Having Surgery
    47. Caring for a Client Who is Dying
    48. Your Job Search


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