Key Features

  • Covers key procedures for Canadian support workers – 95 in total
  • Recognizes provincial/territorial differences in scope of practice
  • Clear, detailed instructions in step-by-step procedures 
  • Evidence-based practice: chapter references supplied at end of book
  • Reflects current Canadian practice and terminology

Table of Contents

  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 a


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About the editor

Sheila Sorrentino

Affiliations and Expertise

Curriculum and Health Care Consultant, Anthem, AZ