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The Australian carer : a training manual for aged care workers / Helen Croft, Jenny Pitkin, Darren Dee, Ali Moloney.

By: Croft, Helen [author.]Contributor(s): Pitkin, Jenny [author.] | Dee, Darren [author.] | Moloney, Ali [author.]Publisher: South Melbourne, Victoria : Cengage Learning, [2021]Copyright date: 2022Edition: 5th editionDescription: xvi, 585 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 26 cmContent type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780170452281Other title: Training manual for aged care workersSubject(s): Quality Assurance, Health Care -- Methods -- Australia | Long-Term Care -- Methods -- Australia | Health services for the aged -- Australia | Health Personnel -- Education -- Australia | Caregivers -- Education -- Australia | Caregivers -- Training of -- Australia | Caregivers -- Australia | Older people -- Care -- Australia | Older people -- Australia | Dementia care | Palliative care | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoplesDDC classification: 610.7365 CRO 2022 LOC classification: HQ1064.A8 | C765 2021

Previous edition: 2017.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Part one: Introduction to working in aged care -- 1. Ageing in Australia -- 2. Aged care environments -- 3. Care teams and the support worker's role -- 4. Caring in the community care environment -- Part two: Actioning care routines -- 5. Communicating with consumers -- 6. Care routines supporting physiological and psychological changes -- 7. Care routines supporting activities of daily living -- 8. Assisting with self-medication -- 9. supporting cultural, spiritual and sexual needs -- Part three: Work health and safety -- 10. Working safely as a support worker -- 11. Major WHS priorities - fire safety, manual handling and infection control -- 12. Safe food handling -- Part four: Ensuring service quality -- 13. Quality and organisational communication in aged care -- 14. Advocacy -- Part five: Supporting special care needs -- 15. Caring for consumers with culturally diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples -- 16. Caring for people with dementia - part 1 -- 17. Caring for people with dementia - part 2 -- 18. Providing palliative care -- Appendices -- References -- Glossary -- Index.

The Australian Carer: A Training Manual for Ageing Support, 5th Edition addresses the Certificate III in Individual Support: all core units contextualised to the aged care environment with an additional eight electives. The reader-friendly text is well regarded for its real-world case database, which provides students with examples of workplace experience that add context to their learning. A practical, down-to-earth training manual for personal care workers in the contemporary health and community services environment, it also supports skill development and knowledge for the competencies and qualifications associated with the training package for aged care.

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