Being a Homemaker/Home Health Aide

Being a Homemaker/Home Health Aide

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For certificate programs in home health.Compiled by a multi-disciplinary team of practicing home health care professionals, this indispensable resource guides future homemakers/home-health aides through all vital aspects of the field in a simple, focused manner and teaches them to be efficient, caring members of the health care team. Covering everything from the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology to postpartum care, it offers well-organized chapters, easy-to-follow narratives, step-by-step procedures, and many concept-supporting illustrations. This book is ideal as both a primary learning tool for beginning aides as well as a handy refresher and reference for more experienced workers.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 405 pages
  • 211.6 x 276.9 x 16.5mm | 848.23g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • colour illustrations, photographs, glossary, index
  • 0130838977
  • 9780130838971

Table of contents

1. Orientation to the Home Care Industry. 2. Communication Skills. 3. Working with People. 4. Caring for a Geriatric Client. 5. Working with Children. 6. Care of the Dying in the Home. 7. Anatomy and Physiology. 8. Infection Control in the Home. 9. Care of the Client's Environment. 10. Planning, Purchasing, and Serving Food. 11. Basic Body Movement and Positions. 12. Skin Care. 13. Personal Care. 14. Rehabilitation of the Client. 15. Measuring and Recording Client Vital Signs. 16. Intake and Output. 17. Specimen Collection. 18. Special Procedures. 19. Common Diseases You Will See. 20. Emergency Procedures.show more