Being A Homemaker/home Health Aide by Elana ZuckerBeing A Homemaker/home Health Aide by Elana Zucker

Being A Homemaker/home Health Aide

byElana Zucker, Et Hr

Paperback | October 27, 2005

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Updated and expanded to reflect the issues and situations encountered by today's home health aide, this book guides users through all vital aspects of their jobs in a simple, focused manner and teaches them to be efficient, caring members of the health-care team. It encourages critical thinking, situational and reality-based decision making. Written in a conversational style, it covers everything from the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology to corporate compliance, ethnic diversity, patient satisfaction, palliative care, and makes strategic use of easy-to-follow narratives, step-by-step procedures, margin glossary, and many concept-supporting illustrations and photographs throughout with examples from real life situations. Ideal as both a primary learning tool for beginning aides as well as a handy refresher and reference for more experienced workers.

Title:Being A Homemaker/home Health AideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 10.7 × 8.4 × 0.9 inPublished:October 27, 2005Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0131701061

ISBN - 13:9780131701069

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Orientation to Home Care Industry

Section 1: The Home Health Agency

Section 2:  Your Job as a Homemaker/Home Health Aide


Chapter 2 Communication Skills

Section 1: How we communicate

Section 2: Client Observation, Recording, and Reporting

Section 3: Teaching your Clients


Chapter 3 Working with People

Section 1: Basic Human Needs

Section 2: Family

Section 3: Working with Clients Who are Ill or Have a Disability

Section 4: Mental Health and Mental Disability

Section 5: Substance Abuse

Chapter 4 Caring for a Geriatric Client


Section 1: Aging

Section 2: Special Considerations in Caring for the Elderly


Chapter 5. Working with Children

Section 1: Basic Needs of Children

Section 2: Child Abuse

Section 3: Developmental Disabilities

Section 4: Newborn and Infant Care

  Chapter 6 Care of the Dying in the Home

Section 1: Dying

Section 2: Physical Care of the Dying

Section 3: Postmortem Care

  Chapter 7 Anatomy and Physiology

Section 1: An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

  Chapter 8 Infection Control in the Home

Section 1: Medical Asepsis in the Home

Section 2: Handwashing

Section 3: Disinfection and Sterilization

Section 4: Special Infection Control and Isolation Precautions for Transmittable Diseases

Section 5: Regulated Medical Waste


Chapter 9 Care of the Client’s Environment

Section 1: Homemaking

Section 2: Bed Making

Section 3: Safety and Fire Protection

Section 4: Restraints

Section 5: Making your own Equipment

  Chapter 10 Planning, Purchasing and Serving Food

Section 1: Basic Nutrition

Section 2: Planning, Shopping, and Serving a Meal

Section 3: Therapeutic Diets

Section 4: Feeding a Client

  Chapter 11 Basic Body Movement and positions

Section 1: Body Mechanics

Section 2: Client's Daily Level of Ability

Section 3: Positioning a Client in Bed

  Chapter 12 Skin Care

Section 1: Basic Skin Care

Section 2: Decubitus Ulcers (Bedsores)

Section 3: Basic Foot Care

Section 4: Radiation and Chemotherapy: Effects on the Skin

  Chapter 13 Personal Care

Section 1: Oral Hygiene

Section 2: Assisting a Client to Dress

Section 3: Bathing a Client

Section 4: Giving a Back Rub

Section 5: Hair Care

Section 6: Shaving a Client

Section 7: Assisting a Client with Toileting

Section 8: Perineal Care

Section 9: Postpartum Care

  Chapter 14 Rehabilitation of the Client

Section 1: Introduction to Rehabilitation

Section 2: Working with A Physical Therapist

Section 3: Speech and Language Therapy

Section 4: Dealing with a Hearing Loss

Section 5: Working with an Occupational Therapist

  Chapter 15 Measuring and Recording Vital Signs

Section 1: Vital Signs

Section 2: Measuring Temperature

Section 3: Measuring a Pulse

Section 4: Measuring Respirations

Section 5: Measuring Blood Pressure

Section 6: Pain Management

  Chapter 16 Intake and Output

Section 1: Fluid Balance

Section 2: Fluid Intake

Section 3: Fluid Output

Section 4: Forcing and Restricting Fluids

Section 5: Straining Urine

  Chapter 17 Specimen Collection

Section 1: Specimen Collection

Section 2: Collecting Urine for a Specimen

Section 3: Collection of a Stool Specimen

Section 4: Collection of Sputum


Chapter 18 Special Procedure

Section 1: Assisting with Medications

Section 2: Nonsterile Dressings

Section 3: Care of the Indwelling Catheter

Section 4: Care of the External Urinary Drainage

Section 5: Intravenous Therapy: Peripheral or Central

Section 6: Cast Care

Section 7: Assisting with Ostomy Care

Section 8: Assisting a Client Having a Seizure

Section 9: Testing for Glucose (Sugar) and Acetone

Section 10: Deep-Breathing Exercises

Section 11: Making a Normal Saline

Section 12: Hyperalimentation


Chapter 19 Common Diseases You Will See

Section 1: Hypertension

Section 2: Heart Attack/Myocardial Infarction

Section 3: Angina

Section 4: Diabetes

Section 5: Cerebrovascular Accident

Section 6: Arthritis

Section 7: Cancer

Section 8: Alzheimer’s Disease

Section 9: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Section 10: Neurological Disorders

Section 11: Tuberculosis

Section 12: AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)


Chapter 20 Emergency Procedures

Section 1: What an Emergency Is

Section 2: Restoring Breathing

Section 3: Stopping External Heavy Bleeding

Section 4: Poisoning

Section 5: Shock

Section 6: Burns

Section 7: Heart Attack

Section 8: Stroke/Cerebrovascular Accident

Section 9: Natural and Manmade Disasters



Appendix: Answer Key for Certification Review Questions