Health Services Assistance,
2nd Edition

Kathryn Austin

ISBN-13: 9780170441018 | ISBN-10: 0170441016

Copyright 2020

| Published 2020

| 512 pages

List Price USD $84.75


Health Services Assistance provides complete coverage of core and elective units for nursing work in acute care. Exercises throughout the text provide you with the means to self-assess and extend your skills and knowledge. Foundation skills are developed early, underpinning your understanding of the specialist acute care chapters that follow. You are encouraged to reflect on your learning and to practise techniques in small groups. Learning activities are included throughout the text to help you apply the knowledge you have gained. Self-check, extension activities and discussion questions help you to learn.

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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.

  • NEW Industry Insight feature: examples from real-life HSAs in each chapter
  • NEW case studies - case histories demonstrating how chapter concepts can be applied in practice using role plays
  • NEW intermediate mapping grid
  • NEW examples on cleaning and bed-making
  • NEW chapter on dementia to address unit CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
  • Scaffolds learning, addressing organisational requirements before moving to more complex concepts addressing client needs to introduce beginning learners to the workplace environment
  • A chapter-by-unit structure with content headings clearly aligned to competency elements and criteria, enables flexibility in delivery
  • Aligns with core and elective competencies for the Certificate III in Health services assistance: assisting in nursing work in acute care for mapping course delivery
  • Additional competencies addressed, palliative care, dementia care and mental health will enable educators to prepare students for additional work environments such as aged care

Table of Contents

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1. Participate in workplace health and safety
2. Comply with infection prevention policies and procedures
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
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
11. Work with diverse people
12. Work with people with mental health issues
13. Provide support to people living with dementia
14. Deliver care services using a palliative approach
15. Organise personal work priorities and development

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Instructor's Website for Austin's Health Services Assistance

This tailored collection of teaching tools includes solutions to in-text activities and a mapping grid that shows how the text aligns to the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance. Log in or request an account to access instructor resources at au.cengage.com/instructor/account for Australia or nz.cengage.com/instructor/account for New Zealand.

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Health Services Assistance

  • ISBN-10: 0170441016
  • ISBN-13: 9780170441018

Price USD$ 84.75


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