Mosby's Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker - E-Book

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Nov 15, 2016 - Care of the sick - 1184 pages

Get the foundation you need to be a successful support worker in both community and institutional settings with Mosby's Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker, 4th Edition. With a clear student-friendly approach and step-by-step descriptions, this text walks readers through all the information and skills that support workers (including resident care aides and health care aides) need to master to perform their role safely and effectively. Numerous full-colour illustrations, photographs, and tables are combined with real life case studies, examples, and insightful feature boxes to provide an outstanding learning experience. This new edition also features a new chapter on working in acute care; updated content reflecting the latest trends, issues, and practice standards; and a full assortment of online learning resources. With all this included in one great book, it's no wonder that Mosby's is the #1 text used by support worker programs across Canada.

  • Comprehensive coverage guides readers through all information and skills needed by today's support worker.
  • Student-friendly writing style enables readers to easily grasp the material.
  • Providing Compassionate Care boxes highlight the caring aspect of the support worker role.
  • DIPPS icons appear throughout the text to remind readers of the principles of support work: respecting and promoting their client's Dignity, Independence, Preferences, Privacy, and Safety.
  • Focus on Communication boxes offer guidelines for how to clearly communicate with residents and avoid comments that might make them uncomfortable.
  • Promoting Safety and Comfort boxes emphasize the importance of the patient's or resident's safety and comfort.
  • Focus on Children and Older Adults boxes provide age-specific information about special needs, considerations, and circumstances of children and older adults.
  • Focus on Long-Term Care and Home Care boxes highlight information vital to providing competent care in the long-term and home care settings.
  • Teamwork and Time Management boxes feature specific guidelines to help nursing assistants work most efficiently whether independently or as part of the health care team.
  • Supporting boxes present scenarios about particular clients and discuss how support workers make decisions and solve problems.
  • Think About Safety boxes provide clear, concise, easy-to-follow advice on how to provide safe care to clients of all ages.
  • Case Study boxes apply some of the concepts discussed in the text to real-life examples of support workers and clients.
  • Focus on Home Care boxes highlight information necessary for safe functioning in the home setting.
  • Respecting Diversity boxes cover the influence of culture on health and illness practices and the importance of sensitivity to cultural diversity in support work.
  • Chapter review questions test reading comprehension of the learning objectives established at the beginning of each chapter.
 

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Contents

1 The Role of the Support Worker
1
2 The Canadian Health Care System
20
3 Workplace Settings
33
4 Health Wellness Illness and Disability
47
5 Interpersonal Communication
66
6 Working With Others
86
7 Managing Stress Time and Problems
100
8 Ethics
117
28 Nutrition and Fluids
569
29 Enteral Nutrition and Intravenous Therapy
599
30 Personal Hygiene
611
31 Grooming and Dressing
650
32 Urinary Elimination
688
33 Bowel Elimination
730
34 Beds and Bed Making
749
35 Mental Health Disorders
768

9 Legislation
128
10 Caring About Culture and Diversity
147
11 Working With Clients and Their Families
162
12 Promoting Client WellBeing Comfort and Sleep
172
13 Medical Terminology
190
14 Client Care
201
15 Measuring Height Weight and Vital Signs
224
16 Abuse Awareness
252
17 Body Structure and Function
271
18 Growth and Development
303
19 Caring for Mothers and Infants
320
20 Caring for the Young
349
21 Caring for Older Adults
368
22 Safety
382
23 Preventing Infection
420
24 Skin Care and Prevention of Wounds
460
25 Body Mechanics
491
26 Exercise and Activity
533
27 Rehabilitation Care
557
36 Disorientation Delirium and Dementia
803
37 Common Diseases and Conditions
841
38 Developmental Disorders and Disabilities
886
39 Speech and Language Disorders
902
40 Hearing and Vision Disorders
912
41 Oxygen Needs
927
42 Home Management
961
43 Assisting With Medications
983
44 Heat and Cold Applications
1013
45 Working in Acute Care
1033
46 EndofLife Care
1057
47 Starting Your Career
1075
Appendix
1099
Glossary
1101
References
1127
Index
1136
Procedures
1152
Insert Card
1154
Copyright

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About the author (2016)

Mary Wilk, RN, GNC(C), BA, BScN, MN

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