ISBN: 9781771720540
Page Count: 1184
Imprint: Mosby
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Mosby's Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 4th Edition

by Sheila A. Sorrentino, PhD, RN, Leighann Remmert, MS, RN and Mary J. Wilk, RN, GNC(C), BA, BScN, MN
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
ISBN: 9781771720540
Page Count: 1184
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $79.95
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Get the foundation you need to be a successful support worker in both community and institutional settings with Mosby's Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker, 4th Edition. With a clear student-friendly approach and step-by-step descriptions, this text walks readers through all the information and skills that support workers (including resident care aides and health care aides) need to master to perform their role safely and effectively. Numerous full-colour illustrations, photographs, and tables are combined with real life case studies, examples, and insightful feature boxes to provide an outstanding learning experience. This new edition also features a new chapter on working in acute care; updated content reflecting the latest trends, issues, and practice standards; and a full assortment of online learning resources. With all this included in one great book, it’s no wonder that Mosby’s is the #1 text used by support worker programs across Canada.

    • Comprehensive coverage guides readers through all information and skills needed by today’s support worker.
    • Student-friendly writing style enables readers to easily grasp the material.
    • Providing Compassionate Care boxes highlight the caring aspect of the support worker role.
    • DIPPS icons appear throughout the text to remind readers of the principles of support work: respecting and promoting their client’s Dignity, Independence, Preferences, Privacy, and Safety.
    • Focus on Communication boxes offer guidelines for how to clearly communicate with residents and avoid comments that might make them uncomfortable.
    • Promoting Safety and Comfort boxes emphasize the importance of the patient’s or resident’s safety and comfort.
    • Focus on Children and Older Adults boxes provide age-specific information about special needs, considerations, and circumstances of children and older adults.
    • Focus on Long-Term Care and Home Care boxes highlight information vital to providing competent care in the long-term and home care settings.
    • Teamwork and Time Management boxes feature specific guidelines to help nursing assistants work most efficiently whether independently or as part of the health care team.
    • Supporting boxes present scenarios about particular clients and discuss how support workers make decisions and solve problems.
    • Think About Safety boxes provide clear, concise, easy-to-follow advice on how to provide safe care to clients of all ages.
    • Case Study boxes apply some of the concepts discussed in the text to real-life examples of support workers and clients.
    • Focus on Home Care boxes highlight information necessary for safe functioning in the home setting.
    • Respecting Diversity boxes cover the influence of culture on health and illness practices and the importance of sensitivity to cultural diversity in support work.
    • Chapter review questions test reading comprehension of the learning objectives established at the beginning of each chapter.
    • NEW! Working in Acute Care chapter discusses this ever-expanding role of the support worker and covers the performance of delegated acts, including: advanced tasks and problem-solving, the importance of consulting the client’s care plan, and working closely with one’s supervisor for guidance.
    • NEW! Enhanced chapters on Body Structure and Function and Common Diseases and Conditions have been expanded to include the relevant background of anatomy, physiology, physical changes related to aging, and disease processes to meet today’s workplace settings.
    • NEW! Fully revised chapters on Mental Health Disorders and Disorientation, Delirium, and Dementia reflect the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition).
    • NEW! Increased focus on Canada’s multicultural population provides the most current health care statistics and demographics, including content on Canada’s aboriginal population.
    • NEW! Critical Thinking in Practice boxes found at the end of each chapter present a realistic, practice-based challenge to consider.
    1. The Role of the Support Worker
    2. The Canadian Health Care System
    3. Workplace Settings
    4. Health, Wellness, Illness, and Disability
    5. Interpersonal Communication
    6. Working With Others: Teamwork, Supervision, and Delegation
    7. Managing Stress, Time, and Problems
    8. Ethics
    9. Legislation: The Client’s Rights and Your Rights
    10. Caring About Culture and Diversity
    11. Working with Clients and Their Families
    12. Promoting Client Well-Being, Comfort, and Sleep
    13. Medical Terminology
    14. Client Care: Planning, Processes, Reporting, and Recording
    15. Measuring Height, Weight and Vital Signs
    16. Abuse Awareness
    17. Body Structure and Function
    18. Growth and Development
    19. Caring for Mothers and Infants
    20. Caring for the Young
    21. Caring for Older Adults
    22. Safety
    23. Preventing Infection
    24. Skin Care and Prevention of Wounds
    25. Body Mechanics: Moving, Positioning, Transferring, and Lifting the Client
    26. Exercise and Activity
    27. Rehabilitation Care
    28. Nutrition and Fluids
    29. Enteral Nutrition and Intravenous Therapy
    30. Personal Hygiene
    31. Grooming and Dressing
    32. Urinary Elimination
    33. Bowel Elimination
    34. Beds and Bed Making
    35. Mental Health Disorders
    36. Disorientation, Delirium, and Dementia
    37. Common Diseases and Conditions
    38. Developmental Disorders and Disabilities
    39. Speech and Language Disorders
    40. Hearing and Vision Disorders
    41. Oxygen Needs
    42. Home Management
    43. Assisting with Medications
    44. Heat and Cold Applications
    45. Working in Acute Care
    46. End-of-Life Care
    47. Starting Your Career
  • Sheila A. Sorrentino, PhD, RN, Curriculum and Health Care Consultant, Anthem, AZ, Leighann Remmert, MS, RN, Clinical Instructor, Capital Area School of Practical Nursing, Springfield, IL and Mary J. Wilk, RN, GNC(C), BA, BScN, MN, Professor and Coordinator, PSW Program, Fanshawe College
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