Mosby's Textbook for the Home Care Aide / Edition 3

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This comprehensive new textbook contains highlighted need-to-know reference information. It focuses on reality-based responsibilities of a home care aide.

The home care team, types of clients, the client's bill of rights, effects of illness on the family, ambulation, etc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323084338
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/18/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 536
  • Sales rank: 627,887
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Home Care Industry 1
Ch. 2 Developing Effective Communication Skills 12
Ch. 3 Understanding Your Client's Needs 25
Ch. 4 Understanding How the Body Works 36
Ch. 5 Working with the Ill and Disabled 57
Ch. 6 Maintaining a Safe Environment 69
Ch. 7 Maintaining a Healthy Environment 85
Ch. 8 Meeting the Client's Nutritional Needs 103
Ch. 9 Preventing Infection/Medical Asepsis 128
Ch. 10 Observing, Reporting, and Recording 149
Ch. 11 Body Mechanics 165
Ch. 12 Bedmaking 193
Ch. 13 Personal Care 207
Ch. 14 Elimination 242
Ch. 15 Collecting Specimens 264
Ch. 16 Measuring Vital Signs 275
Ch. 17 Special Procedures 295
Ch. 18 Understanding the Older Adult 323
Ch. 19 Caring for Mothers, Infants, and Children 346
Ch. 20 Mental Health/Mental Illness 372
Ch. 21 Typical Clients Requiring Home Care Services 389
Ch. 22 Caring for the Dying Client 423
Ch. 23 Emergencies 433
Ch. 24 Getting a Job and Keeping It 449
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