Mosby's Textbook for the Home Care Aide, 2nd Edition

Mosby's Textbook for the Home Care Aide

2nd Edition

By Joan M Birchenall, RN, MEd, Trenton, New Jersey; and Eileen Streight, RN, BSN, Hamilton, New Jersey


PART 1: Orientation to Home Care
1. Learning about Home Care
2. The Home Care Industry
3. Developing Effective Communication Skills
4. Understanding Your Client's Needs
5. Understanding How the Body Works
6. Observing, Reporting, Recording
7. Working With the Ill and Disabled
PART 2: Managing the Home Environment
8. Maintaining A Safe Environment
9. Maintaining a Healthy Environment
10. Meeting the Client's Nutritional Needs
PART 3: Home Care Procedures
11. Preventing Infection/Medical Asepsis
12. Body Mechanics
13. Bedmaking
14. Personal Care
15. Elimination
16. Collecting Specimens
17. Measuring Vital Signs
18. Special Procedures
PART 4: Meeting the Client's Special Needs
19. Caring for Older Adults
20. Caring for Mothers, Infants, and Children
21. Caring for Clients with Mental Illness
22. Caring for Clients with Illnesses Requiring Home Care
23. Caring for the Dying Client
24. Emergencies
PART 5: Professional Skills
25. Getting a Job and Keeping It