Care Skills & Care Support

Care Skills & Care Support

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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)