Mosby's Textbook for the Home Care Aide, 3rd Edition

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Mosby's Textbook for the Home Care Aide, 3rd Edition


Covering the essential content and procedures a home care aide needs to know, Mosby’s Textbook for the Home Care Aide, 3rd Edition prepares you for success in this rapidly growing field. A clear approach makes the book easy to use and understand, featuring hundreds of full-color photographs and drawings along with step-by-step procedures for skills performed by home care aides. Updated and expanded in this edition are chapters on meeting the client’s nutritional needs and on getting and keeping a job. Written by home care experts Joan Birchenall and Eileen Streight, this textbook prepares you for the many types of situations you may encounter as a home care aide.

    • Hundreds of full-color photos and drawings depict key ideas and clearly demonstrate procedure steps.
    • Procedures provide step-by-step, easy-to-understand instructions on performing important skills and tasks.
    • UNIQUE! A cast of caregivers, including a supervisor and four home care aides, are highlighted in scenarios that provide realistic examples of the types of situations you are likely to encounter in the home care environment.
    • Guidelines for Observing, Recording, and Reporting (ORR) are highlighted throughout the text, emphasizing the home care aide’s responsibilities for observing and documenting the client’s condition and care.
    • Key considerations and reminders are presented in color font to emphasize the importance of performing these actions.
    • Objectives and Key Terms in each chapter focus your attention on essential information.
    • Chapter summaries and study questions review the key points in each chapter.
      • Updated/Expanded Meeting the Client’s Nutritional Needs chapter includes the new MyPlate food guide and new nutrition guidelines.
      • Updated/Expanded Getting a Job and Keeping It chapter reflects the job prospects and challenges of today, including the realities of moving between states and differences in certification requirements.
      • Updated equipment photos are included.
      • Evolve companion website includes skills competency checklists and an audio glossary.
      PART 1: Orientation to Home Care
      1. Learning about Home Care
      2. The Home Care Industry
      3. Developing Effective Communication Skills
      4. Understanding Your Client’s Needs
      5. Understanding How the Body Works
      6. Observing, Reporting, Recording
      7. Working with the Ill and Disabled
      PART 2: Managing the Home Environment
      8. Maintaining a Safe Environment
      9. Maintaining a Healthy Environment
      10. Meeting the Client’s Nutritional Needs
      PART 3: Home Care Procedures
      11. Preventing Infection/Medical Asepsis
      12. Body Mechanics
      13. Bedmaking
      14. Personal Care
      15. Elimination
      16. Collecting Specimens 
      17. Measuring Vital Signs
      18. Special Procedures
      PART 4: Meeting The Client’s Special Needs
      19. Caring for Older Adults
      20. Caring for Mothers, Infants, and Children
      21. Caring for Clients with Mental Illness
      22. Caring for Clients with Illnesses Requiring Home Care
      23. Caring for the Dying Client
      24. Emergencies
      PART 5: Professional Skills
      25. Getting a Job and Keeping It
      Joan M. Birchenall, RN, MEd, Trenton, NJ and Eileen Streight, RN, BSN, Hamilton, NJ
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