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Essential Knowledge and Skills for Healthcare Assistants [Paperback]

ZoŽ Rawles
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31 Jan 2014 1444169238 978-1444169232 1

Covering all the essential components of healthcare assistant and assistant practitioner roles, Essential Knowledge and Skills for Healthcare Assistants is a practical and comprehensive text designed to equip you with the necessary clinical skills for your profession. This book:

  • Equips you with the knowledge to provide the safest and most effective patient care possible
  • Provides evidence-based guidelines to ensure best practice that is matched to the National Occupational Standards
  • Supplies comprehensive coverage of both primary and secondary care settings with an emphasis on the role in primary care
  • Includes information on accountability, communication skills, confidentiality and reflection
  • Uses a light-hearted and accessible style, with definitions, case studies and activities to aid understanding
  • Includes a Foreword written by Tanis Hand, HCA adviser at the Royal College of Nursing

This is an indispensable guide for all those training as healthcare assistants and assistant practitioners, as well as a useful reference for students embarking on a degree in nursing or health and social care.


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Product details

  • Paperback: 181 pages
  • Publisher: CRC Press; 1 edition (31 Jan 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1444169238
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444169232
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 18.6 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 56,846 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Zoe Rawles is a freelance nurse practitioner and healthcare trainer for HealthTrain in Wales, UK



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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST HAVE BOOK 7 Feb 2014
Format:Paperback
Although i did not purchase this book from amazon but from the authors web page that led to the publishers order site I feel that i should comment on this book. This is an HCA's Bible, it covers all areas of the role and a bit more, it is well written and concise but packed full of useful things. I showed this book to our practice nurse who was also impressed and thinks would be a good book for any surgery to have, It is written in a language everyone can understand with useful little quizzes to try and examples that everyone can relate to.
I highly recommend this book a definate must have BIBLE.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book for HCAs 10 Feb 2014
Format:Paperback
This is a great new book for healthcare assistants - especially but not exclusively for those working in general practice. All the essential clinical skills are in here and the associated theory, rationale and protocols too. The sections on 'useful stuff' and the 'basic ingredients' are factual, up to date and usefully outline reflective practice, accountability, delegation, confidentiality, consent and record keeping. This book will be useful to those new to the role but also for those who have been in the role for a while as an additional resource to complement formal or on the job training. I would encourage all general practices where HCAs are employed to get a copy of this for their libraries - GPs, practice nurses and practice managers might even dip into this especially the accountability and delegation section and case studies.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a must have 2 July 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
loved this book, very informative, highly recommended for all HCA's new and old.
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