Care Skills & Care Support

A new textbook written for the FETAC modules Care Skills (5N2770) and Care Support (5N0758), introducing the knowledge, skills and competencies required to work effectively in a healthcare setting and to care for clients in a safe and hygienic environment.

Part 1: Care Skills

  • Examines the physical, emotional, social, psychological and spiritual needs of people in care.

  • Addresses the hygiene and daily healthcare needs of dependent clients and the importance of reporting changes in a client’s condition to the supervisor.

  • Promotes key interpersonal skills including empathy, respect, patience and effective communication.

  • Highlights client safety and security procedures involved in washing, showering, positioning, moving and handling.

  • Outlines correct procedures in the use, cleaning and replacement of a range of patient equipment.

Part 2: Care Support

  • Presents the roles, responsibilities and entitlements of a healthcare worker.

  • Examines the healthcare worker’s role within a multidisciplinary healthcare team.

  • Provides focus on the need for planning to meet the needs of the individual client as well as the healthcare worker.

  • Encourages reflection on professional relationships and personal effectiveness as a means of development and growth

WRITTEN FOR
Care Skills (5N2770) and Care Support (5N0758) as part of the following major awards:
Community Care (5M2786)
Health Service Skills (5M3782)
Healthcare Support (5M4339)
Nursing Studies (5M4349)

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ISBN

9780717157266

Publication Date

March 2013

Language(s)

English

Format

Paperback, 144 pages

Country of Origin

IRELAND

Publisher

Gill Education

Index

Part 1: CARE SKILLS
Chapter 1: Understanding Client Care
Chapter 2: Communication in the Care Setting
Chapter 3: Using Equipment Correctly and Safely
Chapter 4: Assisting Skills
Chapter 5: Maintaining a Safe and Hygienic Environment

Part 2: CARE SUPPORT
Chapter 6: Relating to the Client
Chapter 7: Reflection and Development
Chapter 8: Working with Others
Chapter 9: Working in Care

Dimensions

234 x 155 mm

Author(s)

Compiled by NIFAST

Availability Status

Available

Nifast is a FETAC accredited leading specialist in health and safety training in Ireland and is associated with the Health and Safety Authority, IOSH, NISO and RoSPA.

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