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The Home Health Aide Handbook, 6th Edition

Jetta Fuzy, MS, RN
Adapted from Dr. William Leahy's Providing Home Care: A Textbook for Home Health Aides

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This beautiful, full-color, 6th edition of The Home Health Aide Handbook is unlike any other handbook or pocket guide on the market. 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, phone numbers, and websites. For certified nursing assistants moving to home care, there is helpful information for making the transition from care facilities to homes. In addition, this book contains all the federal requirements for home health aides so it also can be used in a basic training program. This inexpensive book is also full-color and loaded with photos and illustrations!

Edition updates are carefully reviewed to ensure the information is accurate and contains inclusive, modern terminology. The 6th edition contains updated information about the following:

  • Federal requirements for home health aides
  • Expanded coverage on infection prevention and control
  • Observing and reporting
  • HIPAA and how to protect a client's privacy
  • Proper nutrition and special diets
  • Care guidelines for specific diseases and now includes COVID-19
  • Vital signs, including a new skill for measuring blood pressure electronically
  • Pain management
  • Mental health and mental health disorders
  • Commonly-used abbreviations
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Family and home dynamics
  • Home-care specific tips for housekeeping and cooking
  • Disaster guidelines, now including active shooter/assailant information
  • 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.

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