The Homemaker / Home Health Aide Pocket Guide (2nd Edition)

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9780130321848: The Homemaker / Home Health Aide Pocket Guide (2nd Edition)

This handbook summarizes the most pertinent information, detailed procedures, teaching points, and safety issues which a homemaker/home health aide needs while in the field. Its easy-to-use, streamlined format includes tables, lists, and illustrations, and makes this book a quick reference when caring for clients in multicultural settings and within many different kinds of homes. Chapter topics include communication skills, working with people, caring for geriatric clients, working with children, care of the dying in the home, infection control in the home, care of the client's environment, nutritional information, basic body movements and positions, skin care, personal care, rehabilitation of the client, measuring and recording vital signs, special procedures, and common diseases. For homemakers and home health aides.

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Have access to the information you need the mast at the rip of your fingers. Elana Zucker's The Homemaker/Home Health Aide Pocket Guide is the perfect quick reference. This clear, comprehensive overview, complete with illustrated procedures, is the perfect companion to Elana Zucker's Being A Homemaker/Home Health Aide, 5e (0-13-083897-7). Knowing you have the information in your pocket, you can gain competence and confidence in providing safe and effective care.

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The Homemaker/Home Health Aide Pocket Guide, Second Edition has been created as a reference for you to use as you care for your client. Many times, while performing your duties, you have a question or want to check your information; this book is designed for those quick reviews. It can also be used when you are planning care and want to be sure that all important points have been covered in your plan, or as a handy quick reference when you want to review a specific idea you had learned in class.

Though this is currently an occupation held mainly by women, more and more men are entering the home health field. However, for convenience and ease of presentation, the text will normally refer to the supervisor as she or her and to the clients as he or him.

Keeping in mind that your most important task is caring for your client, the content is arranged for easy quick reference. Tables, lists, and illustrations are used throughout. Procedures have been shortened to reflect the fact that those people using the book will all be experienced health-care workers. Should more complete explanation be needed, you are referred to the textbook, Being a Homemaker/Home Health Aide, Fifth Edition.

You are encouraged to familiarize yourself with the layout of the book so that you will be able to find the information quickly. Write in the book and make notes. Use the book as a teaching tool for your clients. Use it as a quick review as you provide care.

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