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Health Services Assistance : Supporting Nursing in Acute Care - Kathryn Austin

Health Services Assistance

Supporting Nursing in Acute Care

Paperback Published: 24th November 2017
ISBN: 9780170387026

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Achieve high standards in patient-focused care. Health Services Assistance provides complete coverage of core and elective units for assisting in nursing work in acute care. Exercises throughout the text provide students with the means to self-assess and extend their skills and knowledge. Foundation skills are developed early, underpinning understanding of the specialist acute care chapters that follow. Students are encouraged to reflect and contextualise their learning and to practise techniques in small groups. Activities break up the material so information is easier to retain. Self-check, extension activities and discussion questions can be incorporated into an institution's assessment strategy.

Health Services Assistance is structured by competency for HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance, supporting nursing in acute care, and is packed with specific cases and examples, as well as including additional content on palliative care and mental health. Each chapter addresses a competency, with a volume of learning that underpins the assessment requirements. The book is structured so that elements and criteria are communicated by the section headings. Teach following the qualification structure, using the print book, eBook or LMS integration.

Part 1 Organisational requirements 1. Participate in workplace health and safety 2. Comply with infection prevention policies and procedures

Part 2 Health support 3. Recognise healthy body systems 4. Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately 5. Communicate and work in the health and community sector 6. Assist with movement 7. Transport individuals

Part 3 Acute care specialisation 8. Assist with nursing care in an acute care environment 9. Provide non-client contact support in an acute care environment 10. Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

Part 4 Client skills 11. Work with diverse people 12. Work with people with mental health issues 13. Deliver care services using a palliative approach 14. Organise personal work priorities and development

ISBN: 9780170387026
ISBN-10: 017038702X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 24th November 2017
Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 21.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.93
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition

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