Being a Caregiver in a Home Setting / Edition 1

Being a Caregiver in a Home Setting / Edition 1

by Elana Zucker
     
 

ISBN-10: 013274189X

ISBN-13: 9780132741897

Pub. Date: 04/10/2012

Publisher: Pearson

Using simple explanations and clear examples, BEING A CAREGIVER IN A HOME SETTING teaches all aspects of caring for individuals in the home. It explains how to accomplish the daily tasks involved in home care; emphasizes the importance of both efficiency and a caring and sensitive attitude towards patients and family members; and helps home

Overview

Using simple explanations and clear examples, BEING A CAREGIVER IN A HOME SETTING teaches all aspects of caring for individuals in the home. It explains how to accomplish the daily tasks involved in home care; emphasizes the importance of both efficiency and a caring and sensitive attitude towards patients and family members; and helps home health aides understand their roles in the home health care system. All activities are geared toward encouraging and creating an atmosphere of patient safety and independence, while helping caregivers build confidence. Readers will find practical coverage of key issues including the special needs of children under stress; elderly patients; terminally ill individuals; and the physically and mentally disabled. The book also covers home rehabilitation; diseases common to homebound patients; nutritional information; and modern emergency and first aid procedures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132741897
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
04/10/2012
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Providing Care in the Home

CHAPTER 2 Communication Skills

CHAPTER 3 Working with People

CHAPTER 4 Caring for an Elderly Person

CHAPTER 5 Working with Children

CHAPTER 6 Care of the Dying in the Home

CHAPTER 7 Infection Control in the Home

CHAPTER 8 Care of a Person’s Environment

CHAPTER 9 Planning, Purchasing, and Serving Food

CHAPTER 10 Basic Body Movement and Positions

CHAPTER 11 Skin Care

CHAPTER 12 Personal Care

CHAPTER 13 Rehabilitation of the Individual Receiving Care at Home

CHAPTER 14 Vital Signs

CHAPTER 15 Preventing Fluid Overload and Dehydration

CHAPTER 16 Specimen Collection

CHAPTER 17 Special Procedures

CHAPTER 18 Common Diseases

CHAPTER 19 Emergency Procedures

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