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Mosby's Textbook for the Home Care Aide

Mosby's Textbook for the Home Care Aide by Joan M. Birchenall
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Covering the essential content and procedures a home care aide needs to know, Mosby’s Textbook for the Home Care Aide, 3rd Edition prepares you for success in this rapidly growing field. A clear approach makes the book easy to use and understand, featuring hundreds of full-color photographs and drawings along with step-by-step procedures for skills performed by home care aides. Updated and expanded in this edition are chapters on meeting the client’s nutritional needs and on getting and keeping a job. Written by home care experts Joan Birchenall and Eileen Streight, this textbook prepares you for the many types of situations you may encounter as a home care aide.

  • Hundreds of full-color photos and drawings depict key ideas and clearly demonstrate procedure steps.
  • Procedures provide step-by-step, easy-to-understand instructions on performing important skills and tasks.
  • UNIQUE! A cast of caregivers, including a supervisor and four home care aides, are highlighted in scenarios that provide realistic examples of the types of situations you are likely to encounter in the home care environment.
  • Guidelines for Observing, Recording, and Reporting (ORR) are highlighted throughout the text, emphasizing the home care aide’s responsibilities for observing and documenting the client’s condition and care.
  • Key considerations and reminders are presented in color font to emphasize the importance of performing these actions.
  • Objectives and Key Terms in each chapter focus your attention on essential information.
  • Chapter summaries and study questions review the key points in each chapter.
  • Updated/Expanded Meeting the Client’s Nutritional Needs chapter includes the new MyPlate food guide and new nutrition guidelines.
  • Updated/Expanded Getting a Job and Keeping It chapter reflects the job prospects and challenges of today, including the realities of moving between states and differences in certification requirements.
  • Updated equipment photos are included.
  • Evolve companion website includes skills competency checklists and an audio glossary.
Elsevier Health Sciences; March 2014
536 pages; ISBN 9780323292948
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Title: Mosby's Textbook for the Home Care Aide
Author: Joan M. Birchenall; Eileen Streight