Designed for quick, easy lookup this Handbook includes the following features:
- A comprehensive list of 18 essential clinical care and daily care tasks typical in-home care settings
- Referral out form template
- Guidance on Scope of Practice for Service Providers
- ISBAR Guide – Standardised format for succinct communications about a client’s condition
- S.O.A.P Guide on documentation
- Examples of useful Assessment Tools used in Australian Home Care settings
- Sample Competency – Oral Medication Assessment
- Workforce Checklist to ensure the workforce providing care meet the requirements
- Flow Chart for Clinical Care
The Handbook is authored Lorraine Poulos, RN, FCMSA and Catherine Brown RN, Nurse Practitioner and based on their vast knowledge and experience of providing advice and consultancy to thousands of home care service providers.
What is the difference between this book and the red book?
The books are complementary and intended for different purposes. The table of contents shows each book includes different content.
The red book is more about everyday care and information about caring for person with specific conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease. In the blue book there are 19 clinical tasks included and new helpful information at the end including scope of practice, ISBAR for reporting, documentation etc. Whereas the blue book is about clinical tasks that a care worker may assist a consumer with such as taking their blood pressure or collecting a urine sample. The blue book goes through these tasks including the steps involved and when to contact their care coordinator.