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Home Care for the Client Living With HIV / AIDS

Home Care for the Client Living With HIV / AIDS - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0766802100

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ISBN13: 978-0766802100
ISBN10: 0766802108
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Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Delmar Publications
Published: 2000
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Home Care for the Client Living With HIV / AIDS - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0766802100

Jetta Fuzy

ISBN13: 978-0766802100
ISBN10: 0766802108
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Delmar Publications

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

This comprehensive text is designed to provide home care aides with the training in addition to the basic education necessary to care for clients living with HIV and AIDS. The text focuses on the unique health care needs of this population to optimize client care. It includes an overview of HIV and AIDS, a general review of anatomy and physiology, transmission and prevention, and diagnosis and treatment. The specific roles and functions of the home care aide, especially observation, reporting, and recording information are stressed. Special considerations including assisting with medications, nutrition, pain management, and stress management are addressed. Safety and emergency procedures, as well as psycho-social influences, are discussed. This invaluable text provides the information home care aides need to provide optimal care for clients with HIV/AIDS.

(HIV/AIDS, home care aides, HIV, AIDS, home health aide, home health agency training, client, in-service training, infection control, restorative care, home care, home care training, home care in-service, homemaking services, home safety, managed care, cerebrovascular accident)

Table of Contents

Preface.
Introduction.
List of Procedures.

OVERVIEW OF HIV/AIDS: History of AIDS. Diagnosis of AIDS. Signs and Symptoms. Opportunistic Diseases.

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: The Lymphatic System. The Immune System.

TRANSMISSION AND PREVENTION: Modes of Transmission. Behavior Risks. Prevention of Transmission of HIV.

DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT: Testing. Confidentiality. Counseling. Treatment. Control of Opportunistic Diseases. Drug Therapy.

HCA ROLES AND FUNCTIONS: Promoting Quality Care Plan. Observation and Reporting. Personal Care and ADLs.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: Assisting with Medications. Nutrition. Pain Management. Stress Management.

CLIENT CARE: Measuring and Recording Intake and Output. Hand Washing. Gloving. Putting on and Removing Personal Protective Equipment and Double Bagging. Feeding the Client. Applying a Clean Dressing and Ointment. Oxygen Therapy. Deep Breathing Exercises and Coughing. Special Mouth Care. Collecting Specimen with Precautions. Measuring Weight.

ETHICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES: Factors that Affect Testing and Reporting of Results. Discrimination and Fears. Safety of Health Care Workers. Six Types of Abuse. Reporting Abuse. Factors Contributing to Abuse. Signs of Abuse. Prevention. Advanced Directives. INFECTION CONTROL: Infection Control. Infectious Waste Disposal.

SAFETY AND EMERGENCIES: Observing for Potential Risks. Maintaining a Safe Environment in the Home. Emergency Measures in Home Care.

PSYCHO-SOCIAL INFLUENCES: The Holistic Model. Family Dynamics. Communication. HCA Behaviors and Attitudes. End of Life Care.

CASE STUDIES.

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