Home Care Aide
An aid to learning which provides home care aides with information needed to manage client emergencies. Information is given in this text with illustrations accompanying each step, and key points are highlighted in this text to try and allow students to locate and use the information more easily.
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Home Care Aide
THE HOME CARE AIDE
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aseptic technique Ask the client assist clients Assist the client bath blanket bedpan body fluids body's catheter Check clean clothing COMMUNICATION SAFETY UNIVERSAL completion guidelines Completion Symbol contaminated cuff decubitus ulcers dentures diet disinfect disposable gloves draw sheet elimination exercise Fan-fold feces floss Follow agency policy Follow the completion Follow the preparation Follow your agency's glass thermometer gown guidelines on pages Heimlich Maneuver hem stitching hips home care aide indicated infection lift linens mattress meal medication move muscles nursing oral hygiene ostomy PATIENT COMFORT EQUIPMENT Pay special attention perform pillow POINTERS POSITION CLIENT Positioning the Client PRECAUTIONS PATIENT COMFORT preparation and completion preparation guidelines Preparation Symbol prevent PROCEDURE pulse remove Rinse SAFETY UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS side rails Signs and Weight skin sphygmomanometer stethoscope stoma supervisor sure the client surfaces temperature thermometer tissue toilet towel UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS PATIENT urine victim vital signs wheelchair wipe