Home Care for the Client Living with HIV/AIDS
This resource is designed to provide home care aides with the training in addition to the basic education necessary to care for clients who are HIV+ and who have AIDS. Stand-alone chapters enable readers to customize their training to review skills or to learn new ones. The text focuses on the unique health care needs of this population, enabling readers to broaden their skill base. It includes an overview of HIV and AIDS, a general review of anatomy and physiology, transmission and prevention, and diagnosis and treatment. The specific roles and functions of the home care aide, especially observation, reporting, and recording information are stressed. Safety and emergency procedures and psycho-social influences are also addressed.
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 212.6 x 275.84 x 12.19mm | 485.34g
- 10 Aug 1999
- Cengage Learning, Inc
- Delmar Cengage Learning
- Clifton Park, United States
Table of contents
Overview of HIV/AIDS - history of AID; diagnosis of AIDS; signs and symptoms; opportunistic diseases; anatomy and physiology - the lymphatic system; the immune system; transmission and prevention - modes of transmission; behaviour risks; prevention of transmission of HIV; diagnosis and treatment - testing; confidentiality; counselling treatment; control of opportunistic diseases; drug therapy; HCA roles and functions - promoting quality care plan; observation and reporting; personal care and ADLs; special considerations - assisting with medications; nutrition; pain management; stress management; client care - measuring and recording intake and output; hand washing; gloving; putting on and removing personal protective equipment and double bagging; feeding the client; applying a clean dressing and ointment; oxygen therapy; deep breathing exercises and coughing; special mouth care; collecting specimen with precautions. (Part contents).