Health Services Assistance: Supporting Nursing in Acute Care,
1st Edition

Kathryn Austin, Geoff Arnott

ISBN-13: 9780170387026 | ISBN-10: 017038702x

Copyright 2018

| Published 2017

| 480 pages

List Price USD $75.50


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.

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Meet the Authors

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Kathryn Austin is Team Leader for Nursing in the Sydney region for NSW TAFE. This is the largest of the NSW Tafe regions. Kathryn is a registered nurse with over 35 years’ experience in the clinical, teaching and managerial aspects of Health and Community Services. She has also developed online and distance learning packages for TAFE Northern Sydney Institute. During 2018 Kathryn was invited to TAFE QLD to assist with preparation for the accreditation of their Diploma of Nursing program.

Geoff Arnott has written several books covering disability, aged care and community services. Geoff worked for more than thirty years in the TAFE system in various roles including deputy head of school and department manager at Swinburne University, in charge of health, recreation and community service programs. Geoff is an active community service volunteer, and was presented with a Commonwealth Deakin service award in 2015.

  • NEW exercises and examples throughout relating to real world practice - test the essential knowledge and skills of the learner
  • NEW resources including revision quizzes, PowerPoints, Test Bank, and mapping documentation that helps support instructors
  • NEW locally written textbook structured by competency to meet the requirements of the qualification
  • Text structured by competency making it suitable for LMS integration. Elements and criteria visible in structure for confident delivery
  • Includes chapters on palliative care and working with people with mental health issues
  • Instructor support package for lesson planning and delivery
  • Extensive knowledge evidence and volume of learning to support assessment planning
  • Local, ground-up text specifically designed to address HLT33115 acute care specialisation
  • End of chapter self-check questions, discussion questions and extension activities for students to reflect on learnings

Table of Contents

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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

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Test Bank for Austin/Arnott Health Services Assistance

Create, customise and deliver tests in minutes for both print and online applications. A bank of questions for you to use to build your quizzes, tests and exams.

PowerPoint Slides for Austin/Arnott Health Services Assistance

Slides focus on the main concepts covered in each chapter. Created by specialists in this area, every key point in the textbook is examined. Picture, graphs and videos are included where appropriate. Edit and amend to suit your own requirements.

Instructor Companion Website for Austin/Arnott Health Services Assistance

Everything you need for your course in one place! This collection of product-specific lecture and class tools is available online via the instructor resource centre at www.cengage.com/login. You'll be able to access and download materials such as PowerPoint presentations, images, and the instructor’s manual. New to this edition robust PowerPoint lecture outlines that have been designed for an active classroom with reading check questions and Think-Pair-Share questions as well as the traditional section by section outline.

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Health Services Assistance: Supporting Nursing in Acute Care

  • ISBN-10: 017038702x
  • ISBN-13: 9780170387026

Price USD$ 75.50


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