Canadian Clinical Skills: Skills for Personal Support Workers - eCommerce Version, 1st Edition
Clinical Skills Online
Learn and master the most important personal support worker skills before you ever set foot in the clinical environment! Canadian Clinical Skills: Skills for Personal Support Workers is an engaging, online training tool using videos to guide you through 64 key skills for support workers in Canada. Each skill video uses the same seven-part framework to demonstrate procedures step by step. Covering everything from special client and safety considerations to the equipment and techniques used in each skill, these high-definition videos will leave you with a 360-degree understanding of how to safely and effectively perform each skill.
- UNIQUE! Coverage of 64 most frequently employed skills correlates with Sorrentino’s Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker.
- Convenient web-based program utilizes a professional, easy-to-understand format.
- Consistent, competency-based format for learning skills offers a standardized way to teach, perform, and evaluate skills across the curriculum. Most skills feature the same types of learning tools to help students obtain a visual understanding of the skill and safety competencies.
- Seven-part framework is used to present each skill, engaging students of all learning styles.
- Demonstration videos that align with Canadian procedures visually guide students through every step required to correctly perform the skill.
- UNIQUE! Videos are recorded in high definition and are 508 compliant, with live-action narration in English plus closed captioning in both English and French.
- Competency tests with rationales help students review and evaluate their understanding of each skill, and feed back to the instructor’s gradebook.
- UNIQUE! Printable and downloadable interactive evaluation checklists enable students and faculty to measure and track the competencies involved in each skill.
- Extended text gives students a 360-degree look at all aspects of the skill, including:
- Safety alerts
- Delegation guidelines
- Monitoring and care
- Reporting and recording guidelines
- Special gerontologicalal, pediatric, and home care considerations
- Evidence-based references
- Additional reading suggestions
- Quick sheets make review easier with concise, step-by-step summaries of each skill and safety alert.
- Interactive, visual supply lists familiarize students with every piece of equipment needed to perform each skill.
- Images and illustrations show crucial procedures, equipment, and documents involved in the skill.
Performing Hand Hygiene
Using Personal Protective Equipment
Using Restraint Alternatives
Applying Restraints Safely
Moving the Client Up in Bed
Positioning the Client in Bed
Transferring the Client to a Chair or Wheelchair
Moving the Client to a Stretcher
Transferring the Client Using a Mechanical Lift
Assisting with Range-of-Motion Exercises
Helping the Client to Walk
Giving a Complete or Partial Bed Bath
Assisting with a Tub Bath or Shower
Giving Perineal Care to a Client With Female Genitalia
Giving Perineal Care to a Client With Male Genitalia
Making a Closed Bed
Making an Occupied Bed
Making a Surgical Bed
Performing Oral Hygiene
Providing Denture Care
Brushing and Combing the Client’s Hair
Shampooing the Client’s Hair
Shaving the Client’s Face
Providing Nail and Foot Care
Assisting with Undressing and Dressing
Changing the Gown of the Client with Intravenous Tubing
Helping the Client to the Commode
Applying an Incontinence Brief
Providing a Urinal to a Client with Male Genitalia
Giving the Bedpan
Removing and Applying a Condom Catheter
Giving Catheter Care
Emptying a Urinary Drainage Bag
Changing a Drainage Bag to a Leg Bag
Giving a Rectal Suppository or Commercial Enema to an Adult
Changing an Ostomy Bag
Assisting a Client to Eat Meals from a Food Tray
Assisting the Client with Eating
Measuring Intake and Output
Measuring Weight and Height
Taking a Radial Pulse
Taking an Apical Pulse
Taking a Temperature with an Electronic Thermometer
Measuring Blood Pressure
Using a Pulse Oximeter
Collecting a Midstream Specimen
Collecting a 24-Hour Urine Specimen
Collecting a Stool Specimen
Collecting a Sputum Specimen
Measuring Blood Glucose
The Surgical Skin Prep: Shaving the Skin
Assisting with Deep Breathing and Coughing Exercises
Applying Anti-Embolic Stockings
Giving a Back Massage
Assisting with Pressure Injury Prevention and Care
Applying a Dry, Nonsterile Dressing
Assisting with the Warm Soak
Assisting the Client to Take a Sitz Bath
Applying a Warm or Cold Compress
Applying a Warm or Cold Pack or an Ice Bag, Collar, or Glove
Using an Aquamatic or Aquathermia Pad
Caring for a Client with Disorientation and Delirium
Caring for a Client with AD and Related Dementias