ERIC Number: ED327672
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Teaching Basic Caregiver Skills.
Schenk, Susan, Ed.; Harrah, Doris, Ed.
This instructor's guide provides materials for a nursing skills course designed to teach basic home nursing skills to families who plan to care for a chronically ill or elderly family member at home. It may be taught by a registered nurse with knowledge of all areas or by a team, with each instructor concentrating on his/her area of expertise. Course content is organized into six units: the home care environment, mobility, meal time, personal care, the bed patient, and working with health care professionals. Each unit involves the family in considering the special needs of the patient/family member and in planning how to incorporate home care into the family's daily life. Active participation helps to develop the basic nursing skills being taught. Introductory materials include facts and fallacies of caregiving; caregiver education philosophy; and classroom setup and teaching suggestions. Each unit consists of these components: an introduction; suggestions for instructor; points to cover; questions regarding community resources; and examples of handouts. Appendixes, amounting to approximately one-half of the guide, include sample class schedules, objectives, pretest, and posttest for a basic and an advanced course; sample handouts; evaluation form; and certificate. (14 references; 10 resources) (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Grossmont District Hospital, La Mesa, CA.
Note: For related documents, see CE 056 695-696.