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    Mosby's Textbook for the Home Care Aide

    ISBN-10: 0323084338
    ISBN-13: 9780323084338
    Author(s): Joan M. Birchenall, Eileen Streight
    Description: Providing the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to becoming a home care aide, this engaging text features a colorful design, a clear writing style, and an abundant use of photos, drawings, boxes, and tables. An ideal learning tool, this new  More...
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    Edition: 3rd
    Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 536
    Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
    Weight: 2.508
    Language: English

    Providing the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to becoming a home care aide, this engaging text features a colorful design, a clear writing style, and an abundant use of photos, drawings, boxes, and tables. An ideal learning tool, this new edition introduces scenarios with a cast of four aides and a supervisor to help bring the text to life and to provide realistic examples of what the student can expect to encounter in practice. Preparing students to become valuable members of the home care team, this practical text highlights key considerations and reminders, as well as what to observe, report, and record.An attractive, full color design and a spacious, logical layout make the text easy to follow.Hundreds of full color photos and drawings visually present key ideas and clearly demonstrate procedure steps.Objectives and Key Terms help students focus on essential information to better prepare them to understand each chapter's content.Scenarios provide realistic examples of the types of situations that aides are likely to encounter in the home care environment.Procedures provide step-by-step, easy-to-understand instructions on performing important skills and tasks.Chapter summaries help students review key points presented in the chapter.Highlighted information on observing, recording, and reporting stresses the importance of these responsibilities.Key considerations and reminders are highlighted to emphasize their importance in proper job performance.A Cast of Characters, including a supervisor and four home care aides, is introduced and used in scenarios throughout the text, providing realistic and engaging examples of what to expect in practice.A new chapter, Learning About Home Care, introduces students to the subject and helps prepare them for what they can expect from their home care aide program.

    Orientation to Home Care
    Learning about Home Care
    The Home Care Industry
    Developing Effective Communication Skills
    Understanding Your Client's Needs
    Understanding How the Body Works
    Observing, Reporting, Recording
    Working with the Ill and Disabled
    Managing the Home Environment
    Maintaining a Safe Environment
    Maintaining a Healthy Environment
    Meeting the Client's Nutritional Needs
    Home Care Procedures
    Preventing Infection/Medical Asepsis
    Body Mechanics
    Bedmaking
    Personal Care
    Elimination
    Collecting Specimens�
    Measuring Vital Signs
    Special Procedures
    Meeting The Client's Special Needs
    Caring for Older Adults
    Caring for Mothers, Infants, and Children
    Caring for Clients with Mental Illness
    Caring for Clients with Illnesses Requiring Home Care
    Caring for the Dying Client
    Emergencies
    Professional Skills
    Getting a Job and Keeping It

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