Sorrentino's Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 5th Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
Here’s the foundation your students need to prepare for roles in personal care and professional support! Sorrentino’s Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker, 5th Edition helps students build the skills needed to succeed as PSWs (personal support workers). Illustrated, step-by-step guidelines to 93 procedures show how to perform this role safely and effectively. New to this edition are more case studies plus coverage of the latest issues relating to supportive care in long-term care facilities, hospitals, and home care. Emphasizing the role of the PSW in the Canadian health care system, this text is known for its easy-to-understand approach, superb photographs, and comprehensive coverage. It’s no wonder that Sorrentino’s is the #1 book used by support worker programs across Canada.
- NEW! Thoroughly updated content addresses top-of-mind issues such as the use and misuse of social media, bullying and abuse, the concept of professionalism, working on interprofessional teams in health care settings, shiftwork, and more.
- NEW! Enhanced illustrations reflect Canada’s diversity and depict new content and important procedures.
- NEW! Updated chapter organization groups together body systems and anatomy chapters for easier accessibility.
- NEW! Additional coverage of the Personal Support Workers’ scope of practice includes topics such as what to do when asked to work outside of your scope of practice, consequences of not following the scope of practice, and more.
- NEW! More case studies and procedures are added to address the PSW’s expanding scope of practice.
- NEW! Greater coverage of the roles played by other health team professionals describes how this impacts PSWs working on these teams, including topics such as delegation, professional conduct, and more.
1. The Role and Responsibilities of the Support Worker
2. The Canadian Health Care System
3. Workplace Settings
5. Legislation: The Client’s Rights and Your Rights
6. Health, Wellness, Illness, and Disability
7. Caring About Culture and Diversity
8. Managing Stress
9. Interpersonal Communication
10. Working With Others: Teamwork, Supervision, and Delegation
11. Working With Clients and Their Families
12. Abuse, Bullying, and Harassment Awareness
13. Starting Your Career
14. Body Mechanics
15. Exercise and Activity
16. Rehabilitation and Restorative Care
17. Personal Hygiene
18. Grooming and Dressing
19. Preventing Infection
21. Beds and Bed Making
22. Skin Care and Prevention of Wounds
23. Promoting Client Comfort, Pain Management, and Sleep
24. Measuring Height, Weight, and Vital Signs
25. Medical Terminology
26. Planning, Reporting, and Recording Client Care
27. Nutrition and Fluids
28. Enteral Nutrition and Intravenous Therapy
29. Urinary Elimination
30. Bowel Elimination
31. Growth and Development
32. Body Structure and Function
33. Common Diseases and Disorders
34. Hearing and Vision Disorders
35. Speech and Language Disorders
36. Developmental Disorders and Disabilities
37. Mental Health Disorders
38. Disorientation, Delirium, and Dementia
39. Promoting Oxygenation
40. Heat and Cold Applications
41. Caring for Mothers and Infants
42. Caring for the Young
43. Caring for Older Adults
44. Home Management
45. Medication Management
46. Working in Acute Care
47. End-of-Life Care
Mary J. Wilk, RN, GNC(C), BA, BScN, MN, Retried Professor and Coordinator, PSW Program, Fanshawe College