Summary: This beautiful, full-color, third edition of The Home Health Aide Handbook is unlike any other handbook or pocket guide on the market. This up-to-date book is a valuable tool for many reasons. For home health aides, it includes all the procedures learned in their training program, plus references to abbreviations, medical terms, care guidelines for specific diseases, and an appendix to include important names and phone numbers. For certified nursing assistants moving ...show more to home care, we've included helpful information on making the transition from institutions to homes. In addition, this book contains all of the federal requirements for home health aides so it also can be used in a basic training program. Not only is it inexpensive, but it's also full-color, loaded with photos and illustrations! Use it for training and encourage your aides to carry it with them into the field to use as a quick reference tool.
The third edition contains updated information on:
- Federal requirements for home health aides
- Expanded coverage on infection prevention
- Observing and reporting
- HIPAA and how to protect a client's privacy
- Proper nutrition and special diets
- Care guidelines for specific diseases
- Pain management
- Commonly-used abbreviations
- Oxygen therapy
- Home-care specific tips for housekeeping and cooking
- Disaster guidelines
- Comprehensive glossary
This handy guide is the perfect size. It fits easily into a backpack, purse, or home care bag. Encourage your aides to carry it with them into the field to use as a quick reference tool.