Long-Term Caring - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780729539593, 9780729579599

Long-Term Caring

2nd Edition

Residential, home and community aged care

Authors: Karen Scott Margaret Webb
eBook ISBN: 9780729579599
Paperback ISBN: 9780729539593
Imprint: Mosby Australia
Published Date: 30th November 2010
Page Count: 608

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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.

Key Features

• 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

Table of Contents

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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About the Authors

Karen Scott

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Trainer, Churches of Christ Residential Care Services, Qld, Australia

Margaret Webb

Affiliations and Expertise

Director MW Projects, Brisbane, Qld, Australia