The definitive resource for carers working in aged care in Australia and New Zealand
Fully revised and updated, this new edition of Long Term Caring addresses all requirements of the recently endorsed national Training Package CHC30208 Certificate 111 in Aged Care.
Long Term Caring, 2nd Edition: Residential, home and community aged care is written in a clear, uncomplicated style, ideal for students with English as a second language.
The second edition incorporates New Zealand aged care content throughout. It also boasts a stronger practical focus with more interactive exercises for aged care and nursing students to apply in clinical settings.
Both helpful and timely this carer’s resource includes dedicated sections on working in the long term care environment, protecting the person being cared for, and assisting with daily living and with specific care needs such as dementia and mental health issues.
• pullout boxes providing increased focus on cultural dimensions
• boxes highlighting considerations for caring for people with dementia
• informational boxes focusing on promoting quality of life
• safety alerts outlining safety issues in aged care
• procedures boxes listing step-by-step methods
• delegation guidelines describing information required before performing and reporting a procedure
• summary review questions at the end of each chapter
Section 1 - Working in the long term care environment
Chapter 1 - Health and aged care services in Australia and New Zealand
Chapter 2 - Working in the aged care sector
Chapter 3 - Working within a legal and ethical environment
Chapter 4 - Workplace documentation and communication
Chapter 5 - Working in the home and community sector
Section 2 - Focusing on the person
Chapter 6 - Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders
Chapter 7 - Working with older people from diverse cultural backgrounds
Chapter 8 - Communicating with the resident or client
Chapter 9 - Body structure and function
Chapter 10 - Working with the older person
Chapter 11 - Sexuality
Section 3 - Protecting the person
Chapter 12 - The safe environment
Chapter 13 - Infection control
Chapter 14 - Manual handling
Section 4 - Assisting with activities of daily living
Chapter 15 - The clients environment
Chapter 16 - Hygiene
Chapter 17 - Grooming skin and nail care
Chapter 18 - Bowel evacuation and management
Chapter 19 - Urinary elimination and management
Chapter 20 - Nutrition and fluids
Chapter 21 - Exercise and Activity
Chapter 22 - Promoting comfort, rest and sleep
Chapter 23 - Assisting with medications
Section 5 - Assisting with care needs
Chapter 24 - Admitting, transferring and discharging clients in residential care facilities
Chapter 25 - Maintaining skin integrity and wound management
Chapter 26 - Common health problems
Chapter 27 - Mental health problems
Chapter 28 - Confusion and dementia
Chapter 29 - Congenital and acquired developmental disabilities
Chapter 30 - Rehabilitation and restorative care
Chapter 31 - Basic emergency care
Chapter 32 - Health assessment
Chapter 33 - Palliative care
Appendix A - Web Links
Appendix B - Answers to review questions
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- © Mosby Australia 2010
- 30th November 2010
- Mosby Australia
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Clinical Trainer, Churches of Christ Residential Care Services, Qld, Australia
Director MW Projects, Brisbane, Qld, Australia
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