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Health Care Aide Guide
This guide offers a variety of tools to help you with your Health Care Aide classes. The video, journal, and book suggestions listed here are useful sources of information.
Focuses on training of nursing assistants in understanding and meeting of human needs for nursing home resisdents. Uses Maslow's hierarchy of needs to explain human needs. Gives examples of basic needs and how a nursing assistant should meet them. Looks at responses to resident's behaviours including inappropriate sexual behaviour. Also looks at the needs of younger people in long term care.
Effective communication is an essential, core component of health care. But where can health care professionals obtain evidence-based recommendations about how to communicate most effectively? These three educational modules are based on basic, multi-disciplinary research on face-to-face dialogue. Practice-relevant information is presented through the voices of real health care professionals and communication researchers, providing concrete tips and tools for enhancing communication skills.
Explores patient communication. Shows how to establish therapeutic relationships; build empathy, trust, and confidentiality; and interview and assess patients. Presents effective communication skills, examines communication issues associated with specific patient groups, discusses Erikson's Stages of Life theory, considers communication with patients in pain or at the end of life, covers cultural and religious issues, and introduces the phases of the nurse-patient relationship.
"Some people are naturally good communicators - others struggle with their soft skills or people skills. As leaders, managers, team leaders, team members and individuals, we often hear we need to develop and improve our communication skills. Here are seven steps to put into practice straight away. By following these simple steps, you will not only be able to communicate your messages more clearly, but you will create trust, as people understand more clearly your expectations."
"This video demonstrates the importance of sensitivity to differences in expectations and styles of communication based on cultural and ethnic differences. Scenarios illustrate examples of communicating with clients and colleagues from a variety of cultural backgrounds. ... Special techniques for more effective communication and collaborative communication with other health care professionals are highlighted. ..."
Video presents the following : clear communication and good listening skills, five essential components of communication, four key therapeutic communication skills, inappropriate communication, use of touch in communication & a summary of communication skills. Documentation segement of video includes structure of the care plan, recording and reporting observations, service report or worksheet and incident report.
Designed to give caregivers an understanding of the different types of difficult behaviours they are likely to encounter when caring for clients, patients, family members or friends who are either physically or mentally ill. Suggestions on how to respond to various types of difficult behaviours are offered; it is important to realize, however, that there is no one technique or method that will be effective every time.
Documentation serves as a legal record of the care received by a resident. As a result, it can be used in a court of law to prove if a resident received appropriate care that is in accordance with State and Federal regulations. The primary form of documentation that nurse aides are responsible for is the Activities of Daily Living sheet. The information on an ADL sheet can help a caregiving team find out if a resident's condition is remaining the same, getting worse or improving. A nurse aide's documentation can be critical ...
Gives a "tool-kit" of techniques and practical communication skills to help those preparing for a job interview. Takes an individual facing communication challenges in the job interview situation and teams them up with their own mentor who will analyze their strengths and weaknesses, give them challenges and strategies to work with, and tips to avoid pitfalls.