A Handbook for Care Assistants
Author: Angela Dustagheer,Joan Harding,Christine McMahon
This is a second edition of a successful, accessible textbook for health care assistants, which provides them with the knowledge and skills needed for everyday practice e.g. patient handling, meeting day-to-day needs, infection control, and patient confidentiality.
Author: Jennifer Brush and Kerry Mills
Publisher: Balboa Press
Category: Family & Relationships
"I Care is a comprehensive book that offers a greater understanding of how to manage the difficulties of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias..." -- front cover
A Practical Handbook for Use in Healthcare Environments, Second Edition
Author: Susan Hollins
Publisher: CRC Press
Health professionals provide care to patients of differing religions and cultures, and knowledge of their cultural and religious background, way of life and beliefs and practices is vital to delivering sensitive and responsive care. This revised and updated guide provides practical and comprehensive information on each of the major faiths, providing an accessible reference for appropriate day to day care of patients in multicultural societies. Healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants, physiotherapists, psychologists, hospital chaplains and administrative staff will find it an indispensable ready reference.
A Handbook for Clinicians
Author: Joseph S. Sanfilippo,Roger P. Smith
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book provides a timely revision of the definitive source for quick reference and up-to-date information on the primary health care of women. Containing contributions by leaders in obstetrics-gynecology, primary care and relevant subspecialties, the book presents the latest information from respected authorities. New case studies have been added at the end of each chapter to provide useful information for the busy clinician. New chapters include: Elderly Patients; Cardiovascular Hypertension; The Role of Applied and Genomic Molecular Biology; and Nutrition, Obesity, and Eating Disorders. This book is a must-have reference for the busy clinician
Author: Zoë Rawles
Publisher: CRC Press
Covering all the essential components of healthcare assistant and assistant practitioner roles, Essential Knowledge and Skills for Healthcare Assistants is a practical and comprehensive text designed to equip you with the necessary clinical skills for your profession. This book: Equips you with the knowledge to provide the safest and most effective patient care possible Provides evidence-based guidelines to ensure best practice that is matched to the National Occupational Standards Supplies comprehensive coverage of both primary and secondary care settings with an emphasis on the role in primary care Includes information on accountability, communication skills, confidentiality and reflection Uses a light-hearted and accessible style, with definitions, case studies and activities to aid understanding Includes a Foreword written by Tanis Hand, HCA adviser at the Royal College of Nursing This is an indispensable guide for all those training as healthcare assistants and assistant practitioners, as well as a useful reference for students embarking on a degree in nursing or health and social care.
Knowledge and Theory
Author: Joyce Lishman
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Category: Social Science
This fully updated and expanded third edition of a classic text provides a comprehensive introduction to key theory, knowledge, research and evidence relating to practice learning in social work and social care. It outlines the theories that underpin social care practice, the main assessment models and interventions, and also offers guidance on the effective implementation of assessment across a range of professional contexts. Contributors from research, policy-making and practice backgrounds offer guidance on how to apply policy and research findings in everyday practice while ensuring that the complex needs of each individual service user are met. This third edition also features new chapters on group work, social pedagogy and personalisation. The Handbook for Practice Learning in Social Work and Social Care is an essential resource for ensuring effective evidence-based practice which will be valued by students, educators and practitioners alike.
A Handbook for Successful Activity Planning
Author: Sarah Crockett
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Category: Health & Fitness
When tasked with providing activities for older people in care homes, it can be difficult to know where to begin. What constitutes an activity? How can you make sure activities are as positive and person-centred as possible? What can you actually do? Written by an experienced activity coordinator, this handbook is an indispensable companion for others in this role. The author provides useful background information on dementia, the importance of activities and how to get to know residents through life story work. She addresses important practical considerations such as how to assess a resident for suitable activities, activity planning, timetabling, budgeting and money-stretching, as well as more subtle issues such as how to enthuse residents and staff to join in and how to deal with resistance from colleagues. An A-Z of inventive ideas and step-by-step instructions for activities as wide-ranging as arts and crafts, cooking, exercise, gardening, meditation, music, reminiscence, themed days and trips out is also included. Offering peer-to-peer advice and encouragement as well as a wealth of practical ideas and suggestions, this is essential reading for all those involved in activity planning for older people, including those with dementia, in care homes.
A Practical Handbook
Author: Brian S. Carter,Marcia Levetown,Sarah E. Friebert
Publisher: JHU Press
With contributions from an international group of expert educators, clinicians, and parents, this book takes a truly interdisciplinary approach to pediatric palliative care, presenting best practices, clear instruction, and the latest information and research for anyone involved in pediatric palliative and end-of-life care.
A Handbook for the Sexually Diverse and Their Caregivers
Author: Charles Moser (Ph. D., M.D.)
Publisher: Greenery Press (CA)
Too often, people with alternative sexualities -- the gay or lesbian or bisexual, the non-monogamous or kinky -- have trouble finding competent, understanding care for their mental and physical health. Now, Dr. Charles Moser -- one of the nation's leading authorities on sexuality-related medicine -- has created a comprehensive guidebook for anyone who's ever struggled with the sentence, "Doctor, there's something I have to tell you..." Dr. Moser explains how and when to come out to your health care provider, how to protect your confidentially, how to handle it if a health care provider isn't understanding about your alternative sexuality, how to deal with sex-related emergencies, and more. He also includes detailed information on dealing with other professionals such as therapists, attorneys, and accountants. Vital information for anyone whose sexuality, is non-traditional -- and for any health care provider who wants to provide the best possible care for patients of all descriptions.
Author: Belinda Goode,Gayle Booth
Publisher: Hodder Education
Category: Health & Fitness
Working with people with dementia? Training in adult or dementia care? You don't have to go it alone! Caring for people with dementia is one of the most challenging and rewarding roles in Health and Social Care. But with a range of awards, certificates and pathways for work-based learners it can be a confusing area for qualifications. That's why we've put together a one-stop handbook to support your training and continuing professional development in demential care. Here in one place is all the topic knowledge, assessment support and practical advice you will need for a range of dementia care qualifications. Core topics are linked to the specific learning and assessment objectives you need to cover for 16 QCF dementia units. Case studies tie learning into the many different settings and roles across Home Care, Residential Care, NHS and Private Settings. This book is especially useful for candidates taking the: Level 2 Award or Certificate in Awareness of Dementia Level 3 Award or Certificate in Awareness of Dementia Level 2 Diploma Health and Social Care Dementia Pathway Level 3 Diploma Health and Social Care Dementia Pathway. It's also a must have reference for those who want to brush up skills and knowledge from previous qualifications. So whatever your level of specialism, give yourself the tools you need to survive and even flourish in dementia care.
300 Questions and Answers to Help You Care for Your Loved One at the Hospital and at Home
Author: James Thomas Williams
I wrote The Patient Advocate's Handbook, a content-rich, easy-to-use, quick reference patient advocacy book to offer you, the patient advocate, concise explanations, options and suggestions, which will help you learn about and cope with many of the unfamiliar, but common healthcare issues most patient advocates and their families face at the hospital and at home. This patient advocate book discusses common situations created by illness and recovery to offer relevant information when you need it, so your increased familiarity with healthcare issues as an informed patient advocate will lead to better results for your loved one. Keep this handbook with you to optimize the hospital stay and to have a more effective experience as an advocate and caregiver for your loved one's healthcare at the hospital and at home. James Thomas Williams
Author: Colin Vogel
Illustrated in full color throughout, with more than 650 specially commissioned color photographs and diagrams, Complete Horse Care Manual is almost a Vet-in-Your-Pocket for horse owners, telling you how to provide regular care and attention for your horse, how to guard against health problems, and when the problem is serious enough to need professional attention. Providing the enthusiast with a sound understanding of how a horse functions, this manual clearly explains in non-technical terms the key elements of the horse's make-up, from legs and joints to teeth and jaws, from body systems to body language. Topics covered include the all-important but routine procedures such as clipping, trimming, and shoeing, to more vital subjects such as grazing requirements and nutritional needs. There are extremely useful 'Disorders' Fact Finder sections, there is advice on horse transport takes into account new research, and the latest information on equine passports and microchipping.
A Handbook for Primary Care Physicians
Author: Amr Abdelgawad,Osama Naga
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Topics in pediatric orthopedics routinely surface in general pediatrics and primary care, whether on board exams or in clinical practice. From birth injuries to musculoskeletal infections, there are many conditions and presenting complaints that must be addressed by the primary care physician or pediatrician. This concise and targeted handbook contains just the need to know conditions, injuries, and diseases necessary for residents and even seasoned clinicians to brush up on pediatric orthopedic topics with ease. Information is contained within themed chapters (like neuromuscular diseases or musculoskeletal infections) and also by anatomical region (hip, knee foot, spine, etc.). This book gives readers the basic knowledge to be able to identify common orthopedic conditions, indications to either treat these conditions or refer patient to an orthopedist, and covers the entire required curriculum needed to answer musculoskeletal questions on the pediatrics board exam.
Transforming the Work Environment of Nurses
Author: Committee on the Work Environment for Nurses and Patient Safety,Board on Health Care Services,Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
Building on the revolutionary Institute of Medicine reports To Err is Human and Crossing the Quality Chasm, Keeping Patients Safe lays out guidelines for improving patient safety by changing nurses' working conditions and demands. Licensed nurses and unlicensed nursing assistants are critical participants in our national effort to protect patients from health care errors. The nature of the activities nurses typically perform - monitoring patients, educating home caretakers, performing treatments, and rescuing patients who are in crisis - provides an indispensable resource in detecting and remedying error-producing defects in the U.S. health care system. During the past two decades, substantial changes have been made in the organization and delivery of health care - and consequently in the job description and work environment of nurses. As patients are increasingly cared for as outpatients, nurses in hospitals and nursing homes deal with greater severity of illness. Problems in management practices, employee deployment, work and workspace design, and the basic safety culture of health care organizations place patients at further risk. This newest edition in the groundbreaking Institute of Medicine Quality Chasm series discusses the key aspects of the work environment for nurses and reviews the potential improvements in working conditions that are likely to have an impact on patient safety.
A Clear and Concise Guide to the United States Health Care System
Author: Elisabeth Askin,Nathan Moore
Publisher: Washington University in St Louis
Category: Consumer education
The American health care system is vast, complex and confusing. Books about it shouldn't be. This book is your one-stop guide to the people, organizations and industries that make up the U.S. health care system and the major issues the system faces today. The book is the work of two medical students at Washington University, Elisabeth Askin and Nathan Moore. When Elisabeth and Nathan worked to educate themselves about the American health care system they couldn't find a source that was comprehensive, understandable and non-biased - so they decided to write it themselves. It's rigorously researched and scrupulously unbiased yet written in a conversational and humorous tone that's a pleasure to read and illuminates the convoluted health care system and its many components. The book is essential reading for health professionals, health professions students, and anyone who interacts with the U.S. health care system.
Author: Donald N. Lombardi
It has been nearly a decade since the first edition of the Handbook for the New Health Care Manager was published. During that time, dramatic changes have taken place in the health care industry and particularly in health care management. Written as a hands-on guide for both novice and seasoned managers, the Handbook for the New Health Care Manager, Second Edition offers a wealth of practical strategies, procedures, and methods that are designed to meet the myriad challenges of today's health care marketplace. This thoroughly revised and updated edition features new information on numerous topics.
Author: Vari Drennan,Claire Goodman
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Fully updated and revised for its second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing is the essential guide to caring for patients in primary care and the community. Concise, easy-to-use, and comprehensive, this handbook ensures that the reader has the skills and knowledge required by any nurse working in modern primary and community care which cuts across different speciality and care settings. Chapters range from common adult health problems to vulnerable groups with extra needs, medicine management, and nurse prescribing. The handbook includes information on how health and social care services are organised and funded, from common technical care procedures to complex situations requiring practical, concise guidance. This is the essential guide to all aspects of the nurse's role. For the new edition material on end of life care has been revised and expanded, with more focus on care of dying children. It also includes new clinical topics such as nursing technology, dependent children at home, and frailty. All chapters have been written and reviewed by primary care nurses and other experts directly engaged in current practice and research. Providing an accessible and instant resource for everyday nursing, and a benchmark of good practice, the Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing is a unique and invaluable companion for all health care professionals working in the primary care and community setting.
Author: Tina Marshall,Layla Baker
Publisher: Hodder Education
Working with people with Learning Disabilities? Training in Learning Disabilities care? You don't have to go it alone! Caring for people with Learning Disabilities is one of the most challenging and rewarding roles in Health and Social Care. But with a range of awards, certificates and pathways available to work-based learners it can be a confusing area. That's why we've put together a one-stop handbook to support your training and continuing professional development in caring for people with learning disabilities. Here in one place is all the topic knowledge, assessment support and practical advice you will need for a range of learning disabilities qualifications. Core topics are linked to the specific learning and assessment objectives you need to cover for up to 22 QCF units. Case studies tie learning into the many different situations and roles across Home Care, Residential Care, NHS and Private Settings. This book is especially useful for candidates taking the: Level 2 Award in Learning Disabilities Level 2 Certificate in Learning Disabilities Level 3 Award in Learning Disabilities Level 3 Certificate in Learning Disabilities It's also a must have reference for those who want to brush up skills and knowledge from previous qualifications. So whatever your level of specialism, give yourself the tools you need to survive and support your clients with learning disabilities.
A Handbook for Staff
Author: David K Conn,Nathan Herrmann,Alanna Kaye,Dmytro Rewilak,Barbara Schogt
Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing
This is a practical book, aimed at providing training and guidance for staff members in long-term care facilities. The goal is to help staff understand and solve the wide range of psychiatric and behavioral problems which are encountered on a day-to-day basis. Numerous clinical illustrations are presented. This material is invaluable for all team members: nurses, physicians, social workers, psychologists and occupational therapists. It is especially helpful for frontline health aids who work most closely with the residents, and for supervisors and administrators. As a result, it also serves as a useful tool for teaching students. The emphasis is on training all members of the staff to provide the highest quality of care, in the most cost-effective and productive manner. The authors have worked together for many years at the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, a large university affiliated, multilevel geriatric center, which has an international reputation for its excellence in the care of the elderly.
A Care Worker Handbook
Author: Caroline Morris,Fiona Collier
Publisher: Hodder Education Publishers
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Caring for people at the end of life is one of the most challenging and rewarding roles in Health and Social Care. But with a range of awards, certificates and units available to work-based learners it can be a confusing area for qualifications. That's why we've put together a one-stop handbook to support your training and continuing professional development in end of life care. Here in one place is all the topic knowledge, assessment support and practical advice you will need for a range of end of life care qualifications. Core topics are linked to the specific learning and assessment objectives you need to cover for 8 QCF units and national competencies. Case studies tie learning into the many different situations and roles across Home Care, Residential Care, NHS and Private Settings. This book is especially useful for candidates taking the: - Level 2 Award in End of Life Care - Level 2 Certificate in End of Life Care - Level 3 Award in End of Life Care - Level 3 Certificate in End of Life Care It's also a must have reference for those who want to brush up skills and knowledge from previous qualifications. So whatever your level of specialism, give yourself the tools you need for your role and your clients in end of life care.