Home Health Aide Handbook, 3rd Edition

Home Health Aide Handbook, 3rd Edition

by Jetta Fuzy

Paperback(Older Edition)

$24.50

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604250206
Publisher: Hartman Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/2010
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

I Defining Home Health Services

Home Health Care 1

Payers 1

Purpose of Home Care 2

Agency Structure 2

HHA's Role 3

The Care Team 4

The Care Plan 5

Chain of Command 6

Policies and Procedures 7

Professionalism 8

Legal and Ethical Aspects 9

II Foundation of Client Care

Communication 15

Barriers to Communication 15

Oral Reports 16

Documentation 18

Telephone Communication 20

Infection Prevention 20

Home Care Bag 21

Spread of Infection 21

Standard Precautions 22

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 25

Special Precautions 29

Infectious Disease Precautions 30

Safety and Body Mechanics 32

Principles of Body Mechanics 32

Accident Prevention 35

Travel Safety 38

Emergencies 40

Medical Emergencies 40

Disaster Guidelines 46

III Understanding your Clients

Culture and Family 50

Basic Human Needs 50

Cultural Differences 51

Families 52

Body Systems 53

Common Disorders/Observing and Reporting 53

Human Development 63

Stages/Common Disorders 63

Aging 65

Death 66

Hospice Care 69

IV Client Care

Maintaining Mobility, Skin, and Comfort 71

Positioning 71

Transfers/Ambulation 75

Range of Motion Exercises 84

Skin Care 89

Comfort Measures 91

Personal Care Procedures 94

Bathing 95

Grooming 102

Oral Care 109

Toileting 114

Vital Signs 119

Temperature 120

Pulse 126

Respirations 127

Blood Pressure 128

Pain 130

Height and Weight 131

Special Procedures 133

Intake and Output (I&O) 133

Catheter Care 135

Ostomy Care 138

Collecting Specimens 140

Non-Sterile Dressings 143

Warm and Cold Applications 144

Medications 149

Oxygen 153

IVs 154

V Special Clients, Special Needs

Disabilities and Mental Illnesses 156

Disabilities 156

Mental Illnesses 157

Special Conditions 161

Arthritis 161

Cancer 162

Diabetes 165

CVA or Stroke 168

Multiple Sclerosis 171

Circulatory Disorders 172

HIV and AIDS 176

Dementia 179

Alzheimer's Disease 180

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 185

Tuberculosis 186

Hip/Knee Replacement 187

VI Home Management and Nutrition

The Client's Environment 189

Housekeeping 189

Laundry 196

Bedmaking 200

Proper Nutrition 203

Nutrition 203

Special Diets 212

Planning and Shopping 216

Preparing and Storing 218

Managing Time and Money 223

Managing Time 223

Work Plan 224

Client's Money 225

VII Caring for Yourself

Continuing Education 227

Stress Management 228

Your Career 230

VIII Appendix

Abbreviations 233

Glossary 235

Index 242

Names/Numbers You Should Know 249

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