Nursing Adults

The Practice of Caring
Author: Christine Brooker,Maggie Nicol
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN: 9780723431572
Category: Medical
Page: 1125
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This exciting new U.K. textbook provides all the information that you need to give sensitive and knowledgeable nursing care to adult patients & clients and their families. It has been written and edited by a team of experienced nurses, mainly from the UK, although there are contributions from Australia. It is written for nurses by nurses and thus focuses on the issues that are important to nurses. Today's nurses need a wide range of knowledge and skills to be able to think critically and reflect on their experience in order to develop professionally and personally. The U.K. textbook provides a comprehensive source of information about adult nursing that is patient-focused, holistic and evidence-based. The book has 35 chapters arranged in 4 sections. Section 1 - Nursing, quality and communication addresses the nature of adult nursing and the importance of quality management and standards of care. Communication and interpersonal skills are explored with activities designed to help you develop your own skills. Section II - Common nursing issues covers the clinical issues and problems that are encountered by most nurses working in most settings. Issues such as pain, stress, nutrition, infection control, sleep, wound management, and continence. Section III - Nursing patients with common disorders focuses on specific conditions grouped under functional systems (e.g. blood disorders). Each chapter includes an overview of relevant anatomy & physiology and medical treatments but the focus is on assessment and nursing management, patient teaching and health promotion. Section IV - Specific areas of adult nursing looks at the more specialized areas of practice, such as peri-operative nursing, caring for older adults and caring for the critically ill.

Principles and Practice of Trauma Nursing


Author: Rose Ann O'Shea
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0443064059
Category: Medical
Page: 735
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This unique, authoritative book explores the spectrum of trauma care provided in the UK, discussing procedures for specific trauma presentations as well as the nurse's role in providing care in the emergency setting. Chapters on the relevant biosciences are included, which serve as an excellent source of review or instruction for nurses of all levels. In addition to the basic science dimensions of trauma nursing, the book also addresses clinical, psychosocial, and psychological aspects of care. Its structured approach to patient management presents information in an easy-to-follow format. Research evidence is used throughout to support the text, laying the foundation for expert nursing practice. Multidisciplinary approach makes the book relevant to current practice. Key learning points are highlighted with the text to help direct the reader's attention and encourage learning. A wide range of expert contributors makes the book a credible and authoritative source. Easy-to-understand chapters on fundamental biosciences expand readers' knowledge. Extensive illustrations, line drawings, and easy-to-read tables provide clear, visual explanations of important material. Appropriate references and recommended sources for further reading help readers develop knowledge and insight. Structured textbook format facilitates learning, enables information to be found quickly, and makes the book more user-friendly. The section on pre-hospital care presents a key piece of the trauma care spectrum, rather than focusing solely on the nurse's role in in-hospital care.

Foundations of Nursing Practice E-Book

Fundamentals of Holistic Care
Author: Chris Brooker,Anne Waugh
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0723435340
Category: Medical
Page: 748
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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is written specifically to meet the needs of nursing students undertaking the common foundation programme. It aims to explain how and why sensitive, holistic and evidence-based nursing care is carried out. Therefore it is relevant to students who will enter all branches of nursing and includes material that is both common to all and specific to each branch. The book aims to provide all students on foundation nursing and health care programmes with material of sufficient depth/breadth to achieve the NMC outcomes required for entry into the branch programmes. There is an emphasis not only on the theory that underpins nursing practice in the common foundation programme but also on nursing skills which form an increasingly emphasized part of the programme. The chapters have been reviewed by experts from each branch and also clinical skills to ensure the content reflects each branch accurately and appropriately. Emphasis on clinical skills & lifelong learning Realistic scenarios reinforce the need for patient/client-centred care with a holistic approach Activity boxes for all branches and age groups in each chapter ensure relevance to nurses in diverse settings An integrated approach to health promotion with activity boxes emphasises that health maintenance and promotion are central to contemporary nursing practice Reflection, critical thinking and research/appraisal skills are encouraged with a problem centred approach that will help to develop the skills needed to provide sensitive and effective, high quality care and to integrate theory with practice The emphasis on nursing/clinical skills underlines the importance of core skills - an integral part of the patient/client experience Cultural diversity is a core theme throughout The importance of evidence-based practice is highlighted and the text helps readers are assisted to acquire the skills to provide evidence-based care A wide range of general and branch-specific interactive boxes help to develop an understanding of some issues in other branches as well as the core issues that affect all nurses. Self- test questions and answers provide an opportunity for readers to take responsibility for and check their learning. Valuable learning tools are included: glossary of key terms, useful websites and references

Clinical Nursing Practices E-Book

Guidelines for Evidence-Based Practice: E-Book
Author: Elizabeth Jamieson,Janice M. McCall,Lesley A. Whyte
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702033383
Category: Medical
Page: 432
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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is a well-known text that provides guidelines for over 40 common nursing procedures carried out by carers in a variety of settings. The development of competence in these practices is one of the most important aspects of pre-registration programmes, and this is one of the few UK-based texts that takes an educational approach to these practices as opposed to a purely procedure-driven approach. As in previous editions, the emphasis is on a holistic approach with the recognition that each patient is a unique individual. Each procedure contains rationale and information for patient education in addition to step by step guidance. Skills explained step by step to facilitate learning The comprehensive range of procedures including advanced practices will give readers confidence when they begin clinical work Relevance to hospital and community settings makes it applicable to a wide audience The rationale sections link to the evidence-base thereby ensuring best practice

A Nurse's Survival Guide to Critical Care E-Book


Author: Sharon L. Edwards,Mimma Sabato
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 070203309X
Category: Medical
Page: 476
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This small, pocket-sized book provides a solid introduction to aspects of care and management in critical care. The book contains not only information on patient assessment, ventilation, haemodynamic monitoring, emergencies, critical care interventions, common conditions and pharmacology, all clearly relating to critical care, but also psychological, professional practice issues, palliative care and caring for relatives. It provides the factual information needed to assist nurses in providing holistic care in the critical care environment, in an accessible format. Pocket-book format makes the book portable and user-friendly Pull-out boxes highlight hints and tips for practice Diagrams used to explain clearly difficult concepts

Pressure Area Care


Author: Karen Ousey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405143576
Category: Medical
Page: 280
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Pressure Area Care is an essential skill for nurses in every areaof clinical practice. This beginner's guide assumes no priorknowledge and explores the causes of pressure ulcers, the practicalskills needed to avoid them developing, and the clinical skillsneeded to manage them effectively when they do occur. Pressure Area Care will enable students and staff to provideeffective management and care of pressure areas. It incorporatesnational guidelines to promote evidence based care, examines theoptimal choice of pressure relieving devices and dressings, andexplores the role of the nurse in planning, documenting andsupervising care.

The Midwives' Guide to Key Medical Conditions E-Book

Pregnancy and Childbirth
Author: Linda Wylie,Helen G H Bryce
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702039853
Category: Medical
Page: 188
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The only book of its kind, this essential reference offers quick access to information on the effects medical conditions can have on pregnancy and childbirth. Coverage includes a brief overview of normal anatomy and physiology with concise, practical guidelines for managing disorders commonly seen in women of childbearing age. From mild diseases such as asthma to serious conditions such as heart lesions, this indispensable guide will help you manage pregnancy and childbirth in women with systemic disease, recognize the early onset of disease-related pregnancy complications, and determine when it may be necessary to refer patients to a specialist. Offers complete coverage of normal pathophysiology in both the general population and in the context of pregnancy and childbirth. Provides comprehensive midwifery management guidelines. Outlines potential consequences of disease-related complications for the fetus or neonate.

Churchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary E-Book


Author: Chris Brooker
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 008098245X
Category: Medical
Page: 624
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Stay up to date on fast-changing areas of health care with the 75th anniversary edition of this trusted medical dictionary. Expanded coverage familiarizes you with the most current medical terminology in evolving areas such as genetics, complementary therapies, and sports rehabilitation, while detailed illustrations help clarify definitions and ensure confident understanding. Reliable, easy-to-read definitions for more than 12,000 terms. A full-color section that illustrates the body systems in vivid detail. An extensive array of appendices that provide quick access to important information. A concise, compact format that ensures portability and ease-of-use. More than 3,000 new entries present the latest terminology in radiography, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nutrition, optometry, paramedical terms, pharmacology, sports rehabilitation, anatomical terms, and more. Over 150 2-color illustrations visually reinforce definitions. A companion website includes: A spellchecker tool you can upload to your computer to ensure accuracy when typing medical terms. Full-color illustrations of the major body systems presented in labeled and unlabeled formats so you can test your identification skills and verify your knowledge. 30 additional color photographs that help you identify selected conditions. Basic Life Support (BLS) Algorithms that reflect the latest resuscitation guidelines Links to additional sources of information.

Integrating Gerontological Content Into Advanced Practice Nursing Education


Author: Carolyn Auerhahn, EdD, GNP-BC, FAANP,Dr. Laurie Kennedy-Malone, PhD, GNP-BC, FAANP,Dr. Evelyn Groenke Duffy, DNP, G/ANP-BC, FAANP
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826105378
Category: Medical
Page: 224
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2010 AJN Book of the Year Award Winner in Gerontologic Nursing! Designated a Doody's Core Title! "This is a valuable and timely resource as primary care practitioners are facing a growing aging population. Advanced practice nurses have always been swift to recognize and respond to healthcare challenges, and this resource allows them to be proactive in confronting this evolving healthcare crisis. Nursing faculty can use this resource to design and implement program changes that will help to arm advanced practice nurses with strong gerontological competencies." Score: 100, 5 stars.óDoodyís Medical Reviews "This small book couldnít be more timely. As directors of advanced practice nursing (APN) programs struggle to find resources to convert their existing adult APN tracks into adultñgerontology programs, this book offers a clear path for integrating critical content throughout an entire program. For graduate clinical nursing directors who are challenged to quickly ramp up their gerontology contentóoften without having clinical geriatrics specialty experts among their own facultyóthis book will definitely provide that expertise." --AJN This book presents nursing faculty with clear, user-friendly guidelines for incorporating gerontological content into existing non-gerontological Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) programs without requiring major curricular changes. With almost 50 years of combined experience, the authors share a wealth of knowledge and expertise regarding the rationale and strategies for integrating gerontological content into APN curricula. Topics includes health policy, myths of aging, assessment of functional status, normal versus pathological changes in aging, and more. The authors present strategies to integrate blended technology and multiple resources to ensure that students gain gerontological competency. Key Topics: The impact of aging America on advanced practice nursing Gerontologizing" clinical management courses and shaping the clinical experience Strategies for integrating geriatric e-learning materials into APN curricula Evaluation methods for integrating new content into graduate nursing core, APN core, and specialty courses Complete with detailed lists of print media and Internet resources, this book is a must-have for APN faculty across a number of non-gerontological specialty areas, including family, adult, acute, holistic, palliative, and pediatric care.

Study Guide to Accompany Essentials of Nursing


Author: Barbara Kuhn Timby,Sharon Powell-Laney,Nancy E. Smith
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781753500
Category: Medical
Page: 176
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Study Guide to Accompany Timby's, Essentials of Nursing, 978-0-7817-5098-1 Compatibility: BlackBerry(R) OS 4.1 or Higher / iPhone/iPod Touch 2.0 or Higher /Palm OS 3.5 or higher / Palm Pre Classic / Symbian S60, 3rd edition (Nokia) / Windows Mobile(TM) Pocket PC (all versions) / Windows Mobile Smartphone / Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista/Tablet PC

Caring for the Older Adult

A Health Promotion Perspective
Author: Patricia O'Neill
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780721683348
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 329
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CARING FOR THE OLDER ADULT: A HEALTH PROMOTION PERSPECTIVE is a concise, straightforward LPN/LVN textbook covering the essentials of gerontologic nursing from a strong health promotion perspective. The nature of normal aging, as well as disorders common to the elderly, are discussed. This resource also addresses concepts and issues related to promoting both physical and psychological health in an aging population. The engaging, easy-to-read, informal writing style draws the reader into the subject while conveying important information.

Advocacy, An Issue of Perioperative Nursing Clinics - E-Book


Author: Terrie Goodman
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455747300
Category: Medical
Page: 240
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This issue of Perioperative Nursing Clinics, Guest Edited by Terri Goodman, PhD, RN, CNOR, will focus on Nurse Advocacy, with article topics including: the Nurse advocate; Patient right to safety; Advocacy through public policy; Advocating for patient families; Advocating for Laryngectomy Patients; Advocating for cancer patients; and Advocating for the patient in industry.

Essentials of Nursing Adults


Author: Karen Elcock,Wendy Wright,Paul Newcombe,Fiona Everett
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526453851
Category: Medical
Page: 792
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Drawing together the best of text, video and interactive material for the definite guide to adult nursing. This one-stop-shop will enable students to understand the core aspects of care, learn the essential nursing skills and knowledge that underpin practice, deal with the complexities of the role and apply their learning to common conditions and patient groups. It has been developed in line with the 2018 NMC standards to provide a complete learning resource for adult nursing students. Key features Blends the best of print and online learning with a companion website for further study and 12 months free access to an electronic version of the book further bringing the material to life. Uses patient centred care and evidence-based practice as guiding principles throughout Clear and engaging features help students to understand the core theory and knowledge, apply it nursing practice, go further in their independent study and revise for assessments and exams. Designed to make learning flexible and fun leaving students better prepared for practice and ready to thrive in their future careers.

Student Nurses' Guide to Professional Practice and Development


Author: Clare Christian
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1444114808
Category: Medical
Page: 168
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Student Nurses Guide to Professional Practice and Development is an essential guide for those considering or already embarked on a career in nursing. This new handbook provides a professional perspective of all the branches of nursing and gives comprehensive advice on how to gain entry to nursing courses and on all the key aspects of preparing for the role of registered nurse. Career opportunities and professional development requirements are clearly described within the context of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Professional Conduct (2002). The text also provides professional portfolio and current educational requirements, detailed information about support networks for student nurses, career opportunities and current professional requirements for registered nurses. With information and guidance about all aspects of a nursing career, from entering adult nursing, children's nursing, mental health and learning disability nursing, to the professional requirements necessary for qualification as a registered nurse, this is an essential career guide for all student and registered nurses in the UK.

Theory and Practice of Nursing

An Integrated Approach to Caring Practice
Author: Lynn Basford,Oliver Slevin
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748758388
Category: Medical
Page: 854
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This title aims to cover the needs of the pre-registration nursing student, serving as a study guide and a foundation text. It emphasises the importance of community care and the social and cultural aspects of nursing.

Advanced Practice Nursing E-Book

An Integrative Approach
Author: Ann B. Hamric,Judith A. Spross,Charlene M. Hanson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437720080
Category: Medical
Page: 848
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Covering all advanced practice competencies and roles, this book offers strategies for enhancing patient care and legitimizing your role within today’s health care system. It covers the history of advanced practice nursing, the theory behind the practice, and emerging issues. Offering a comprehensive exploration of advanced practice nursing, this edition also adds a focus on topics including the APN scope of practice, certification, and the ethical and legal issues that occur in clinical practice. The development of all major competencies of advanced practice nursing is discussed: direct clinical practice, consultation, coaching/guidance, research, leadership, collaboration, and ethical decision-making. Advanced practice competencies are discussed in relation to all advanced practice nursing and blended CNS-NP roles (case manager, acute care nurse practitioner), highlighting the shared aims and distinctions of each role. In-depth discussions on educational strategies explain how competencies develop as the nurses’ practice progresses. A chapter on research competencies demonstrates how to use evidence-based research in practice, and how to promote these research competencies to other APNs. A conceptual framework shows the clear relationship between the competencies, roles, and challenges in today’s health care environment. Practical strategies are provided for business management, contracting, and marketing. Comprehensive information covers the essential competencies of the new Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. More exemplars (case studies) provide real-life scenarios showing APN competencies in action. A new chapter shows how to provide reliable and valid data to substantiate your impact and justify equitable reimbursement for APN services, also enhancing your skills in quality improvement strategies, informatics, and systems thinking. Information on telehealth considerations covers the new sources of electronic healthcare information available to patients and describes how to counsel them on using reliable resources.

Critical Care Nursing of Older Adults

Best Practices, Third Edition
Author: Marquis D. Foreman PhD, RN, FAAN,Terry T. Fulmer PhD, RN, FAAN,Dr. Koen Milisen PhD, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826114099
Category: Medical
Page: 632
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2010 AJN Book of the Year Award Winner in Critical Care--Emergency Nursing! Designated a Doody's Core Title! "This evidence-based book is an excellent reference for ensuring high-quality management of the elderly and of their particular needs in the critical care setting." --AJN "[This] book's contents run the gamut of elder problems and care: physiology, pharmacology, nutrition, restraints, substance abuse....it is a compendium that can be used as a text or a resource." --Claire M. Fagin, PhD, RN, FAAN (From the Foreword) This book is an evidence-based, best-practices guide that directs the bedside care of critically ill elders. The book serves as a reference on major clinical issues for nurses working at the forefront of care-from nurses in critical care and step-down units to those in trauma and emergency departments. Nurse educators at all degree levels will also find this book to be useful as a textbook and resource for students. The authors provide evidence-based, practical guidelines for both the complex clinical and management aspects of care. The book offers comprehensive coverage of all the issues caregivers need to be up to date on, including the standards of practice for geriatric care, new technologies, pharmacotherapy, pain management issues, ethical issues, and much more. Key topics discussed: Strategies for patient safety for older patients in the intensive care setting Family responses to critical care of the older adult Infection, sepsis, and immune function Understanding and managing sleep disorders in older patients in the ICU Heart failure in the critically ill older patient Substance abuse and withdrawal in elderly patients

Care of the Acutely Ill Adult

An Essential Guide for Nurses
Author: Fiona Creed,Christine Spiers
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199564388
Category: Medical
Page: 558
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Recent NICE guidance and restructuring of the way acute services are provided mean that nurses outside the traditional critical care environment are increasingly being called upon to recognize, assess, and treat the acutely ill patient. This book will equip nurses in more general wards with the knowledge and skills to care appropriately for the deteriorating patient in the clinical environment. It follows a systems-based approach, with each chapter incorporatinglearning outcomes, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, nursing management, and competence-based skills assessment. Case studies facilitate the linking of knowledge to practice. Other issues coveredinclude an exploration of why there is a need to develop acute care, the role of outreach, acute emergency situations, transfer of the acutely ill patient, caring for the post ITU patient, documentation in acute care, and continuing education and acute care delivery. The book is aimed at nurses who work in acute and high-dependency areas, as well as more general nurses who are increasingly dealing with the critically or acutely ill patient.

Assessing the Nursing and Care Needs of Older Adults

A Patient-centred Approach
Author: Helen Taylor (PhD.)
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 9781857757187
Category: Medical
Page: 124
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Univ. College, Worcester, UK. Text focuses on patient needs with the aspects of law, ethics, and decision-making theory. Offers evidence-based approach with case studies and clinical scenarios. Topics include assessment, decisions and judgements, accuracy, sources of information, ethics, legal requirements, and more. For nurses. Softcover.