Health Services Assistance: Supporting Nursing in Acute Care 1st Edition
Kathryn Austin | Geoff Arnott
ISBN-13: 9780170387026 | ISBN-10: 017038702X
© 2018  |  472  Pages

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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.

  • 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

    • Local, ground-up text specifically designed to address HLT33115 acute care specialisation
    • Text structured by competency making it suitable for LMS integration. Elements and criteria visible in structure for confident delivery
    • Instructor support package for lesson planning and delivery
    • End of chapter self-check questions, discussion questions and extension activities for students to reflect on learnings
    • Extensive knowledge evidence and volume of learning to support assessment planning
    • Includes chapters on palliative care and working with people with mental health issues
    • 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
    • NEW exercises and examples throughout relating to real world practice - test the essential knowledge and skills of the learner
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  • Kathryn Austin is the program co-ordinator for Certificate III Health Services Assistance HLT33115 at TAFE NSW Northern Sydney Institute. 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.

    Geoff Arnott Cert IV A&WPT, Dip. FLM, B. Ec., B. Ed., Grad. Dip. BA, M. Bus., is a freelance writer and consultant and has published books in areas including disability, aged care and community services, He previously worked for more than 30 years in the TAFE system in various roles including as a Deputy Head of School and a Department Manager at Swinburne University in charge of programs based around health, recreation and human services. He has produced numerous learner guides and curriculum materials in a diverse range of areas for client organisations from the public and private sectors. His book publications in community services are Working in Aged and Community Services (Tertiary Press, 2005), Working in Community Services (Tertiary Press, 2007) and The Disability Support Worker, 2e (Cengage, 2016). He is an alumnus of Swinburne and Monash Universities.