Mosby's Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9781926648392, 9781926648972

Mosby's Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker

3rd Edition

Authors: Sheila Sorrentino Leighann Remmert Mary Wilk
eBook ISBN: 9781926648972
eBook ISBN: 9781927406373
eBook ISBN: 9781771720274
Imprint: Mosby Canada
Published Date: 16th April 2012
Page Count: 1192

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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.

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 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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About the Author

Sheila Sorrentino

Affiliations and Expertise

Curriculum and Health Care Consultant, Anthem, AZ

Leighann Remmert

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Instructor, Capital Area School of Practical Nursing, Springfield, IL

Mary Wilk

Mary Wilk, RN, GNC(C), BA, BScN, MN

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Coordinator, PSW Program, Fanshawe College