Knowledge to Care. A Handbook for Care Assistants

  • ID: 2223848
  • Book
  • 312 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Knowledge to Care provides health care assistants with the knowledge they need to gain confidence and understanding and to develop the skills and awareness required for everyday practice in hospitals, residential homes, and the community.

It covers essential theory and practical skills including meeting day–to–day needs, patient handling, infection control, and patient confidentiality. This second edition is significantly revised to reflect current practice, with an emphasis throughout on dignity, respect and care.

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Clients rights

Ethics

Individuality and diversity

Communication

Working with people whose behaviour challenges the service

Obtaining and storing client information

Basic biomechanics: moving and handling equipment

Mobility and safer client handling

Control of infection

Meeting the elimination needs of the client

Meeting the hygiene needs of the client

Meeting the nutritional needs of the client

Promoting comfort, rest, sleep and caring for the client in pain

Postnatal care

Caring for children and their families

Community care

Caring for the terminally ill client and their family

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The lead editor, Angela Dustagheer is Staff Development Officer at the Royal Hospital for Neuro–Disability, London and NVQ external examiner and internal verifier.
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