“A Nurse’s Perspective” by Robert Quinn will help readers transition into caregivers by offering tips and information for when it comes time to care for a family member or loved one.
The book took Quinn, who is a registered nurse at Northside Hospital Cherokee, around two years to put together and is a culmination of 25 years worth of experience in the nursing field, he said. Quinn has traveled around the United States working at hospitals across many states. He has years of experience working in different areas of nursing and through the knowledge that he gained, he was able to put together a book that he said he believes could help out many people.
“I have taken care of many patients over the years and I noticed that a lot of the family members did not understand the simple things, such as at-home care for instance,” Quinn said. “Throughout the book, I made it so that readers will be able to understand the everyday care and needs that a family member may need that another family member may not already know about, on top of many other important aspects of healthcare.”
Quinn describes the main emphasis and purpose of the book as one that will help a family member who has recently become the caregiver for a loved one, as well as what they should expect when a loved one is in the hospital.
The book starts off as a guide of sorts, with the first few chapters going into detail about gathering all the needed information for a possible future medical occurrence. These chapters go into great detail about preparing and keeping medical history paperwork and also preparing other vital information a loved one will need prior to an emergency room admission.
He then discusses, as a person who worked in home health on the side for many years, his experiences with visits to families’ homes.
“A lot of the tips I give in the book regarding home health and safety are matters that I have come across and experienced over the years,” Quinn said. “This part of the book is basically written as if I was a home care aide at the readers’ house. I go over taking blood pressure, keeping track of medications, going through the house to make sure it is a safe environment, making sure the house is clean, etc.”
The final chapters of the book go over funeral and financial affairs, provides a checklists relating to the chapters in the book, and provides blank note pages to write down information related to your loved one’s care are also present.
“The point of this book is to allow the loved one to receive the best and safest possible care, while also helping the family gain knowledge on certain important areas of the caregiving process,” Quinn said.
“A Nurse’s Perspective” can be found on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Woodstock Public Library, and Northside Hospital Forsyth gift shop, to name a few. For questions or comments, send an email to [email protected].