Rapid Infection Control Nursing


Author: Shona Ross,Sarah Furrows
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118442032
Category: Medical
Page: 192
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The Rapids are a series of reference and revision pocket books that cover key facts in a simple and memorable way. Each book contains the common conditions that students and newly qualified nurses encounter on the wards, in the community, and on placements. Only the basic core relevant facts are provided to ensure that these books are perfect and concise rapid refreshers. Rapid Infection Control Nursing is an essential read for all frontline nursing staff working in hospitals or community settings. Designed for quick reference, it explores the essential principles of infection control before moving on to an A-Z of the most commonly found infections. Each entry covers how the infection is spread, duration of the infectious period, key infection-control precautions, staff considerations, visitor information, and patient transfer advice. Covering all the key topics in infection prevention and control, this concise and easy-to-read title is the perfect quick-reference book for the wards. This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.

Mosby's PDQ for Infection Control

Practical, Detailed, Quick
Author: May Mei-Sheng Riley
Publisher: Mosby
ISBN: 9780323064033
Category: Medical
Page: 140
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Integrating the latest evidence-based epidemiology and CDC guidelines, this pocket-sized reference provides key knowledge in a handy, easy-to-use format! Bulleted lists, tables, and charts make this reference perfect for use on the go. Content covers infection control from every angle of the nursing floor - including precautions for caring for patients with infections, principles of infection control, and placement of patients with infections. Get fast access to illustrations, charts, and tables with the quick-reference format and 8 easy-to-find tabbed sections. Keep yourself and your patients safe from infection with information on how to implement the CDC and WHO's guidelines for hand hygiene and environmental infection control. Find important information quickly with charts of the most common infectious agents/diseases and clinical conditions that call for isolation precautions. Stay informed with the latest developments in the field with summaries of the CDC's new guidelines and reviews of literature on infection control science. Contain infections with updated coverage of the principles of pathogen transmission, barrier precautions, isolation practices, and respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette. Locate content quickly with a rapid-reference table of contents for each section with handy cross-references. Lay the book flat and leave your hands free to work with convenient spiral binding.

Safe Maternity and Pediatric Nursing Care


Author: Luanne Linnard-Palmer,Gloria Haile Coats
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 0803658435
Category: Medical
Page: 868
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Finally! A new OB/peds textbook that focuses on what LPNs must know. You’ll find just the right depth and breadth of coverage with a focus on the knowledge and skills that LPNs need to know to practice safely.

Rapid Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine


Author: Rachel Isba
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405140666
Category: Science
Page: 184
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Rapid Infectious Diseases is the fourth book to appear inthe Rapid series. Each book is designed for short revisioncovering key facts in a simple and memorable fashion, usingwell-thought out mnemonics to aid recall This new text provides students in the run-up to exams with acomprehensive review of possible causes for symptoms and conditionsas well as the key facts of around 100 diseases, following theRapid mnemonic. There will also be an appendix givingdetails of immunisations as well as a list of Further Reading anduseful web sites. Clinical students working on Emergency Medicine and GeneralPractice attachments will find this book extremely useful. It mayalso interest those planning electives abroad. Junior doctors andGPs will find this a handy resource for quick access to informationon the symptoms and diseases they may encounter in the clinicalsetting.

Nursing in Care Homes


Author: Linda Nazarko
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405151854
Category: Medical
Page: 416
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Nursing in Care Homes is a practical guide for nurses of all levelsworking in care homes. It is directly relevant to everyday practiceand covers clinical issues such as continence care, wound care,infection control, and nutrition, as well as information on a widerange of issues including legal requirements, care home standards,and liasing with social and health care services. The revised andupdated second edition includes new chapters on maximisingabilities, risk management, stroke, and diabetes and calls upon therecommendations of the National Service Framework for Older Peopleand the requirements of the Care Standards Act (2002). Concise and easy to follow, Nursing in Care Homes is anessential guide to skilled professional care for all nurses in carehomes. It will also be invaluable to nursing students undertakingtheir placements in care homes.

Rapid Reference for Nurses


Author: Karren Kowalski,Patricia S. Yoder-Wise
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763736965
Category: Medical
Page: 690
View: 1993

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This text equips nursing students with the facts and figures they need for early clinical experiences. Contains a wealth of information, ranging from CPR, medical terminology, and abbreviations to professional references, organizations, and licensure.

Infection Prevention and Control in the Hospital, An Issue of Infectious Disease Clinics - E-Book


Author: Keith S. Kaye
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455709344
Category: Medical
Page: 312
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Over the past several decades, “infection control has become a rapidly growing multidisciplinary field of incredible importance with regard to the safety of patients and healthcare workers, regulation and accreditation of healthcare facilities, and finances. The focus of this field has increasingly turned to prevention rather than control of hospital-acquired infections. This issue will bring the infectious disease specialist up to date on important topics such as hand hygiene, sterilization, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, antibiotic stewardship, and specific infections of particular concern.

Foundations for Population Health in Community/Public Health Nursing


Author: Marcia Stanhope,Jeanette Lancaster
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323443818
Category: Medical
Page: 656
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Get the essential information you need to know about population health and community health nursing! Foundations for Population Health in Community/Public Health Nursing, 5th Edition includes concise, focused coverage of community health nursing — from nursing roles and care settings to vulnerable population groups. The book uses a practical, community-oriented approach and places an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. Practical application of concepts is highlighted throughout the text in case studies, critical thinking activities, QSEN competencies, and Healthy People 2020 objectives. QSEN boxes illustrate how quality and safety goals, competencies, objectives, knowledge, skills, and attitudes can be applied in nursing practice in the community. Healthy People 2020 objectives in every chapter address the health priorities and emerging health issues expected in the next decade. Genomics coverage provides a history of genetics and genomics and how they impact public/community health nursing care. Focus on health promotion throughout the text emphasizes initiatives, strategies, and interventions that promote the health of the community. Clinical Application scenarios present practice situations with questions and answers to help you apply chapter concepts to practice in the community. Evidence-Based Practice boxes highlight current research findings, their application to practice, and how community/public health nurses can apply the study results. Levels of Prevention boxes identify specific nursing interventions at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels, to reinforce the concept of prevention as it pertains to community and public health care. Feature box on Linking Content to Practice highlights how chapter content is applied in the role of public/community health nursing. NEW! Coverage of health care reform includes discussions of the impact of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) on public health nursing and the potential implications of its repeal. NEW! Check Your Practice boxes feature scenarios and discussion questions to promote active learning.

Winter Trauma, An Issue of Critical Care Nursing Clinics - E-Book


Author: Margaret Ecklund
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455747262
Category: Medical
Page: 240
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This issue of Critical Care Nursing Clinics, Guest Edited by Margaret M Ecklund, MS, RN, CCRN, ACNP-BC, will focus on Winter Health Challenges, with article topics including: Near Drowning and Multiple Organism Aspiration; Geriatric Perils: Falls and Complications; Vitamin D Deficiency; Gastroenteritis and Surgical Perils; Frostbite; Rural Trauma; Respiratory failure and adult influenza; RSV; Diabetes and Seasonal Depression; and Holiday Heart Disease.

Praktische Krankenhaushygiene und Umweltschutz


Author: Franz Daschner,Markus Dettenkofer,Uwe Frank,Martin Scherrer
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3540345256
Category: Medical
Page: 543
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Praxiserprobt, rechtssicher und unverzichtbar für professionelle Hygiene: vom Händewaschen bis Baumaßnahmen. Die Autoren betrachten alle Einsatzgebiete (Patienten, Personal, Raumlufttechnik etc.): Hygiene, Desinfektion, Sterilisation in Ambulanz, (Intensiv)Station, OP oder Physiotherapie. Sie widmen sich Fachgebieten (u.a. Pädiatrie), Funktionsbereichen (u.a. Endoskopie, Dialyse) und zentralen Einrichtungen (u.a. Apotheke, Küche). Berücksichtigt sind u.a. rechtliche Grundlagen, Organisation, Epidemiologie. Neu: Infektionsprävention bei Naturheilverfahren, Bioterrorismus u.v.a.m. Spezifische Hygienepläne unterstützen Praktiker bei der Arbeit.

Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics


Author: Kate Curtis,Clair Ramsden
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729579824
Category: Medical
Page: 1494
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Emergency and Trauma Care is written for Australian emergency care providers including paramedics, emergency nurses, pre-hospital care providers, nurse practitioners, general practice nurses and allied health practitioners including occupational therapists and physiotherapists who are caring for trauma patients. This book follows the patient journey from pre-hospital to definitive care. Using a body systems approach, each chapter provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of adult and paediatric emergencies. Implications for clinical practice is supported by chapters of professional practice, clinical skills, research, evidence-based practice, and legal, ethical and cultural issues. Clinical assessment, physiology, management and rationale for intervention of common and not so common emergency presentations are provided, with each chapter providing clear and relevant examples for both Paramedics and Nurses. Emergency and Trauma Care brings together a team of highly respected clinical practitioners and academics to deliver the most up-to-date text dealing with the practical procedures and evidence experienced by emergency and trauma care providers every day. Chapter 2 Pre-hospital care overview in Australia and NZ Chapter 10 Scene assessment, management and rescue Chapter 11 Pre-Hospital Clinical Reasoning, Triage and Communication Pre-hospital and emergency nursing considerations included in all relevant chapters Chapter 5 Cultural Considerations in Emergency Care addresses cultural diversity, beliefs and values and focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and Maori health Chapter 19 Resuscitation includes advanced life support, airway management and incorporates the 2010 Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines Chapter 37 People with disabilities provides assessment, examination and communication strategies for working with clients with intellectual and physical disabilities Section 5 focuses on examination and communication strategies for working with unique population groups, including the elderly, disabled, obstetric and paediatric patients Section 6 details major trauma assessment and management, blast injury, and trauma to specific body regions Essentials outline the main points addressed in each chapter Practice tips assist with communication skills, procedures and assessment Case studies supported by questions throughout Summaries and Key points, review questions, web links and references provide for consolidation and further research. Evolve resources include Power point slides, 30 additional Case studies, image bank, web links Three paramedic specific chapters (including scene assessment and management)

Das Unerwartete managen

wie Unternehmen aus Extremsituationen lernen
Author: Karl E. Weick,Kathleen M. Sutcliffe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783791029689
Category: Crisis management
Page: 201
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Wie können Unternehmen mit unerwarteten Situationen umgehen? Um diese Frage zu beantworten, untersuchen die Autoren sogenannte High Reliability Organizations (HROs) - Organisationen, die absolut zuverlässig arbeiten müssen, wie z. B. Fluglotsen oder Feuerwehrmannschaften. An ihren spezifischen Handlungsabläufen kann sich jede Organisation orientieren, um unerwartete Ereignisse und Entwicklungen besser zu verstehen und zu bewältigen. Wie die Methoden der HROs sich in der Unternehmenspraxis umsetzen lassen, zeigt der lösungsorientierte Managementansatz.

Infection Control

Dilemmas and Practical Solutions
Author: K.R. Cundy,E. Hinks,Bruce Kleger,L.A. Miller
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1468457241
Category: Medical
Page: 224
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When we were setting the theme of "infection control dilemmas and practical solutions" for this symposium, we asked ourselves a basic question: What are some of the most vexing problems and situations facing the hospital microbiologist epidemiologist team in today's world of opportunistic and new infectious diseases unheard of as common pathogenic occurrences 10 years ago? One of the areas which we immediately focused upon was the tremendous amount of time, energy, and financial resources that are presently being expended to satisfy the requirements mandated by the recognition of the danger of spread of blood-borne pathogens in the hospital environment. With the advent of Universal Precautions, primarily in response to HIV infection and the AIDS crisis, but certainly augmented by the increased incidence of hepatitis in its various forms, a significant effort has been required to meet the standards rec ommended and/or required by OSHA and the CDC. With this in mind we brought together experts in the field of infectious diseases to address the problems engendered by the threat of nosocomial spread of selected pathogens. Further, we devoted several sessions to discussing the investi gation and resolution of institutional outbreaks of disease, particularly with reference to methicillin-resistant Staphylo coccus aureus (MRSA). Special problems of dental offices and clinical teaching as well as extended care facilities were also selected for attention, particularly with relation to blood borne pathogens.

Nosocomial Infections: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition

ScholarlyPaper
Author: N.A
Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
ISBN: 1481660934
Category: Medical
Page: 71
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Nosocomial Infections: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyPaper™ that delivers timely, authoritative, and intensively focused information about Additional Research in a compact format. The editors have built Nosocomial Infections: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Additional Research in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Nosocomial Infections: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Klinische Ethik


Author: Christian Hick
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 354068364X
Category: Medical
Page: 352
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Die Klinische Ethik ist das Einsteigerbuch für die Ethik der Medizin im Querschnittsbereich 2. Darüber hinaus zeigt es den Weg zu ethisch verantwortlichem Handeln im klinischen Alltag. Grundlagen: Patientenverfügung, Sterbehilfe und Pränataldiagnostik. Pro & Contra argumentieren: Ethische Positionen werden ausführlich besprochen und ausgewogen bewertet.- Anschaulich und praxisnah geschrieben, mit zahlreichen Fallgeschichten. Relevant für die Praxis: Rechtlicher Kontext zu jedem Thema. - Empfehlungen ärztlicher Standesvertretungen. - Ethische Konflikte in der medizinischen Ausbildung. - 10 ethische Konfliktfälle zum Üben. Ethik endlich klinisch relevant!

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