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Mosby's Textbook for the Home Care Aide,9780323084338
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Mosby's Textbook for the Home Care Aide

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780323084338

ISBN10:
0323084338
Media:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
10/1/2012
Publisher(s):
MOSBY-YEAR BOOK INC
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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

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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