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This text covers basic patient care skills for unlicensed assistive personnel in hospitals, long term care facilities, subacute centers, and home health. Written with an emphasis on "real-world" clinical practice, it provides guidelines for common situations that caregivers encounter on the job. Designed to be a complete package there is a review at the end of each chapter and a comprehensive 225 question final exam in the appendix, eliminating the need for a separate workbook.
INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE: Introduction to Health Care. Infection Control. Safety and Emergencies. Legal and Ethical Responsibilities. Communication and Interpersonal Skills. Observation, Reporting, and Recording. PERSONAL CARE SKILLS: Body Mechanics, Lifting, Moving, and Positioning Residents. Care of the Environment. Personal Care Skills. Nutrition and Hydration. Elimination. BASIC PATIENT CARE SKILLS: Restraints and Restraint Alternatives. Measuring Vital Signs, Height and Weight. Admission, Transfer, and Discharge. Restorative Care. Coping with Death and Dying. MENTAL HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICE NEEDS: Special Behavioral Problems. EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION AND SURVEY READINESS: Surviving a Survey. Employment Opportunities. GLOSSARY. INDEX.