Stoma Care and Rehabilitation


Author: Brigid Breckman
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0443100918
Category: Medical
Page: 348
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This book provides a comprehensive description of stoma care including the physical and psychological care of patients pre- and post-operatively. The patient-centred style of nursing shows how nurses' knowledge and skills can be specifically used to promote patients' long term rehabilitation as well as fulfill their immediate requirements. Patient scenarios give a dynamic sense of the concerns which many patients experience, and how their needs can be helpfully addressed. All the chapter contributors have specialist knowledge in stoma care and/or related fields such as communication, psychosocial care and pharmacology. How to plan and provide care so that it actively supports patients' early stages of recovery and long-term rehabilitation goals. How to use communication skills strategically to foster a collaborative relationship with patients and their familites. Care of patients with 'conventional' and 'internal' bowel and urinary stomas. Care of patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy, including the effects these may have on stomal output and appliance management. Management of patient's sexual concerns and problems. Helping patients manage loss and change, and achieve psychological wellbeing. Care of patients with fistulae.

Stoma Care


Author: Jennie Burch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470722142
Category: Medical
Page: 332
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Stoma Care is a comprehensive and authoritative guide for all nurses and health care professionals with an interest in bowel conditions that may lead to stoma formation. It explores the anatomy and physiology of the urinary and gastrointestinal system, and looks at topics including familial adenomatous polyposis, continence issues, nutrition, and conditions leading to stoma formation, complications, fistulae and intestinal failure. It also discusses the role of the nurse in surgery and in pre-and post-operative care.

Stoma Care


Author: TG Balachandar
Publisher: Jaypee Brothers,Medical Publishers Pvt. Limited
ISBN: 9352704878
Category: Medical
Page: 210
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A stoma is the result of an operation to remove disease such as cancer, Crohn’s disease or diverticulitis – or from a bowel obstruction or injury to the digestive or urinary system. It is an artificial opening that allows faeces or urine either from the intestine or from the urinary tract to pass. There are three main types of stoma related to the digestive and urinary system – these are: colostomy, ileostomy and urostomy (Coloplast.co.uk). This book is a guide to stoma surgery and care for GI surgeons, from basic information to the latest advances in the field. Beginning with an overview of the digestive system, the next chapters explain the physiology and different types of stoma, including both permanent and temporary. The following chapters cover stoma surgery, post-surgical maintenance and possible complications. Other topics include sustenance with stoma, stoma care for different patient groups such as children or those with disabilities, the role of the stoma nurse and more. The book concludes with a section of frequently asked questions with detailed answers. Key points Comprehensive guide to stoma surgery and care for GI surgeons Covers permanent and temporary stoma and possible complications Includes FAQs with detailed answers Features clinical photographs, diagrams and tables to assist learning

Fecal & Urinary Diversions

Management Principles
Author: Janice Colwell,Margaret T. Goldberg,Jane Carmel
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323022484
Category: Medical
Page: 522
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Dedicated to fecal and urinary diversions, this comprehensive reference book features information on the history of enterostomal therapy, anatomy and physiology of diseases that necessitate intestinal or urinary diversions, pouching system management principles, ostomy related complications, care of the cancer patient as well as the patient with chronic disease, and current trends and issues affecting the person with an ostomy. Current topics covered include intestinal diversions requiring temporary diversions, medical and surgical treatments for inflammatory bowel disease, colo-rectal cancers advances and ischemic intestinal disease. Fecal and Urinary Diversions: Management Principles is a valuable resource to students, nurses, physicians, surgeons, and any health professional caring for a person with an ostomy. Covers lifespan considerations to address the special needs of patients of all ages. Includes an 8-page color insert with 25 full-color photos illustrating ostomy-related complications to help nurses improve their assessment skills. Offers a unique framework for pouch selection to help nurses choose the most effective and cost-conscious options. Covers coping and quality-of-life issues to guide nurses in handling these important patient and professional considerations. Features practical, step-by-step guidelines for pouching, irrigation, and other techniques. Provides review questions and answers to help evaluate learning and prepare for certification or recertification.

Living with a Stoma


Author: Craig A. White
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 184709189X
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 128
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Over 50,000 people in the United Kingdom alone have a stoma. Colostomy and ileostomy are the most common types. They save the lives of the people who have them, but they can be hard to adjust to. This book aims to help the reader with the practical routines and the psychological effects of a stoma. There are direct answers to all the questions people with a stoma really want to ask, and there is advice on coping with everyday life. Craig White discusses how to cope with potential embarrassments and how to sustain self-esteem and body-image.

BMA Carer's Manual


Author: N.A
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 1409343596
Category: Medical
Page: 224
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A practical, visual guide for the home carer If you're one of the millions of people who are caring for a friend or family member then the BMA Carer's Manual will be an essential reference. Endorsed by the British Medical Association, this is the definitive guide to caring for the elderly or sick, offering practical advice and solutions for everyday concerns such as adapting living space and safe movement and handling. Step-by-step sequences explain essential activities such as helping someone in and out of a chair and special features focus on topics relating to common conditions. The BMA Carer's Manual provides accessible, reliable information and is a life-saver for anyone providing short or long-term care for a sick or elderly person at home.

Essential Nursing Skills E-Book


Author: Maggie Nicol,Carol Bavin,Patricia Cronin,Karen Rawlings-Anderson,Elaine Cole,Janet Hunter
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0723437777
Category: Medical
Page: 432
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As a nursing student you will have learnt lots of nursing theory and research – but how do you translate this into practice and apply it to the skills you need? Where do you start? What steps should be carried out and in what order? What should you do afterwards? Essential Nursing Skills answers these questions for over 130 clinical skills. Each one is explained from start to finish, using a step-by-step approach, with clear illustrations and colour photographs to enhance understanding. Small enough to carry with you and specifically designed and written to aid learning, this book is invaluable for nurses across all fields. • Attractive design – easy to use • Skills explained step by step • Comprehensive list of skills covers all that students will encounter in practice • Points for Practice sections encourage readers to reflect and learn • Further reading and references point to the evidence and knowledge base for each skill. Full-colour photographs illustrate many of the procedures Full colour is used throughout to help navigate procedures Section listing normal values of commonly used blood tests Skills to assess deteriorating patients and care for patients undergoing surgery Reflects changes in nursing and professional national guidelines.

Nursing the Surgical Patient


Author: Rosie Pudner
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702044121
Category: Medical
Page: 624
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The new edition of this highly successful text brings it fully up to date with recent developments in surgical nursing, and includes a new chapter on perioperative stress and anxiety . The need for surgical nurses to remain at the cutting edge in relation to their knowledge and skills has never been greater, as the demands of higher patient throughput and reduced hospital stays take their toll. Nursing the Surgical Patient is written for, and by, nurses. It adopts a patient-centred approach to the care of people requiring a wide variety of surgical procedures. Compiled by experienced practitioners and educators in the field, it covers relevant anatomy and physiology, investigations, brief information on relevant medical conditions leading to surgery, an outline of the surgical procedures and the nursing care the patient will require. The key nursing care issues are described and explored, with case studies and care plans to bring theory to life. Comprehensive and research-based, yet accessible and engaging, Nursing the Surgical Patients a vital companion to nurses caring for surgical patients in either the primary or secondary care setting. This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States.

Nursing Interventions & Clinical Skills


Author: Anne Griffin Perry,Patricia A. Potter,Wendy Ostendorf
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323241158
Category: Medical
Page: 888
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Master nursing skills with this guide from the respected Perry, Potter & Ostendorf author team! The concise coverage in Nursing Interventions & Clinical Skills, 6th Edition makes it easy to master the clinical skills required in everyday nursing practice. Clear guidelines address 159 basic, intermediate, and advanced skills — from measuring body temperature to insertion of a peripheral intravenous device — and step-by-step instructions emphasize the use of evidence-based concepts to improve patient safety and outcomes. Its friendly, easy-to-read writing style includes a streamlined format and an Evolve companion website with review questions and handy checklists for each skill. Coverage of 159 skills and interventions addresses basic, intermediate, and advanced skills you'll use every day in practice. UNIQUE! Using Evidence in Nursing Practice chapter provides the information needed to use evidence-based practice to solve clinical problems. Safe Patient Care Alerts highlight unusual risks in performing skills, so you can plan ahead at each step of nursing care. Delegation & Collaboration guidelines help you make decisions in whether to delegate a skill to unlicensed assistive personnel, and indicates what key information must be shared. Special Considerations indicate additional risks or accommodations you may face when caring for pediatric or geriatric patients, and patients in home care settings. Documentation guidelines include samples of nurses’ notes showing what should be reported and recorded after performing skills. A consistent format for nursing skills makes it easier to perform skills, always including Assessment, Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation. A Glove icon identifies procedures in which clean gloves should be worn or gloves should be changed in order to minimize the risk of infection. Media resources include skills performance checklists on the Evolve companion website and related lessons, videos, and interactive exercises on Nursing Skills Online. NEW coverage of evidence-based techniques to improve patient safety and outcomes includes the concept of care bundles, structured practices that have been proven to improve the quality of care, and teach-back, a new step that shows how you can evaluate your success in patient teaching. NEW! Coverage of HCAHPS (Hospital Care Quality Information from the Consumer Perspective) introduces a concept now widely used to evaluate hospitals across the country. NEW! Teach-Back step shows how to evaluate the success of patient teaching, so you can be sure that the patient has mastered a task or consider trying additional teaching methods. NEW! Updated 2012 Infusion Nurses Society standards are incorporated for administering IVs, as well as other changes in evidence-based practice. NEW topics include communication with cognitively impaired patients, discharge planning and transitional care, and compassion fatigue for professional and family caregivers.

The Care Home Handbook


Author: Graham Mulley,Clive Bowman,Michal Boyd,Sarah Stowe
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111869032X
Category: Medical
Page: 464
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“I would recommend each Home purchase a copy”-Ian Turner, Chair, Registered Nursing Home Association “Identifies a gap in the sector and offers apractical means of addressing the need.”- Des Kelly, OBE,Executive Director, National Care Forum The Care Home Handbook has one aim: to improve the careand wellbeing of residents in care homes. It informs, reminds andrefreshes the reader's knowledge, enabling care homes to meet theessential standards of care required of them. Aimed at all nurses and healthcare assistants working in carehomes, this invaluable, unique and jargon-free resource will helpstaff deliver skilful care, prevent poor practice, and buildknowledge and confidence when working with older people. Groundedin everyday practice, this handbook promotes professional andperson-centred care that is safe, high-quality, caring andcompassionate. It features sections on the resident’sjourney, values and standards, core nursing skills, common clinicalconditions, medicines management, infection control, and risk.

Diverticular Disease


Author: Pat Black,Christine Hyde
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470031697
Category: Medical
Page: 190
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Diverticular disease first became recognised at the beginning of the 20th century and although the incidence of the disease is not known, it is considered to be a disease of the older person. This book looks at a disease that is known as a Western world disease, often called by surgeons a 'cinderella disease' as they often feel that there is little to offer the patient with uncomplicated diverticular disease. The book endeavours to give the healthcare professional a holistic view of the care and pattern of diverticular disease, and chapters may be used as stand alone chapters for those wishing to know more about stoma care, alternative treatments or food management. This book is essential reading for healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with this disease.

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

Priorities in Critical Care Nursing - E-Book


Author: Linda D. Urden,Kathleen M. Stacy,Mary E. Lough
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323294146
Category: Medical
Page: 672
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Priorities in Critical Care Nursing, 6th Edition is the perfect companion to any critical care course with its succinct coverage of all core critical care nursing topics. Using the latest, most authoritative research, this evidence-based resource helps you identify priorities to accurately and effectively manage patient care. Updated content spans the areas of medication, patient safety, patient education, nursing diagnosis, and collaborative management to fully prepare you for success in all aspects of critical care nursing. Evidence-based approach offers the most accurate and timely patient care recommendations based on the latest and most authoritative research, meta-analyses, and systematic reviews available. Patient Safety Priorities boxes in each therapeutic management chapter highlight important patient safety considerations. UNIQUE! Nursing Diagnosis Priorities boxes list the most urgent potential nursing diagnoses, with a page reference to the corresponding Nursing Management Plan. Nursing Management Plans provide you with a complete care plan for every Priority Diagnosis that includes the diagnosis, definition, defining characteristics, outcome criteria, nursing interventions, and rationales. Evidence-Based Collaborative Practice boxes summarize evidence-based recommendations for a variety of therapies. Collaborative Management boxes guide you through the management of a wide variety of disorders. Patient Education boxes list the concepts that must be taught to the patient and the family before discharge from the ICU. Concept maps help you understand common critical health conditions, including acute coronary syndrome, acute renal failure, ischemic stroke, and shock. NEW! Case studies with critical thinking questions test your understanding of key concepts and their practical applications. NEW! Priority Medication boxes give you a foundation in the pharmacology used most in critical care. UPDATED! New information on the management of the alcoholic patient and disorders resulting from alcoholism is added to chapter nine.

Treatment of Postoperative Complications After Digestive Surgery


Author: Miguel A. Cuesta,H. Jaap Bonjer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 144714354X
Category: Medical
Page: 332
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Any surgical intervention, elective or acute, may lead to postoperative complications. Moreover, the pertaining approach - laparoscopic or open - will probably not differ in the morbidity rate after surgery. Complications that occur after a surgical intervention can be classified as major or minor. Major complications to the digestive tract after surgery imply in most of cases a leakage of an anastomosis, bleeding in the abdominal cavity or in the tract, the appearance of intraperitoneal abscesses, or surgical site infections and wound dehiscence. These complications, depending on the organ affected, upper GI, HPB tract or colorectal, are associated with high morbidity and mortality. Early suspicion and diagnosis, followed by an early and effective treatment is imperative in order to reduce the morbidity and mortality. Adequate treatment will involve a good coordination of the three disciplines involved in treatment: the surgeon, the intervention radiologist, and the gastroenterologist. Approach of these postoperative complications is changing constantly and these changes are not properly known by general and more specialized digestive surgeons daily involved in the treatment of these diseases. The proposal for this book is to offer a systematic description of the most frequent complications occurring in the three above mentioned parts of the digestive tract. In this way, the reader will have access to a practical book in which every current complication can be easily recognized, along with relevant information as guide for an adequate treatment.

Fecal & Urinary Diversions

Management Principles
Author: Janice C. Colwell,Margaret T. Goldberg,Jane E. Carmel
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323113583
Category: Medical
Page: 544
View: 3514

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Dedicated to fecal and urinary diversions, this comprehensive reference book features information on the history of enterostomal therapy, anatomy and physiology of diseases that necessitate intestinal or urinary diversions, pouching system management principles, ostomy related complications, care of the cancer patient as well as the patient with chronic disease, and current trends and issues affecting the person with an ostomy. Current topics covered include intestinal diversions requiring temporary diversions, medical and surgical treatments for inflammatory bowel disease, colo-rectal cancers advances and ischemic intestinal disease. Fecal and Urinary Diversions: Management Principles is a valuable resource to students, nurses, physicians, surgeons, and any health professional caring for a person with an ostomy. Covers lifespan considerations to address the special needs of patients of all ages. Includes an 8-page color insert with 25 full-color photos illustrating ostomy-related complications to help nurses improve their assessment skills. Offers a unique framework for pouch selection to help nurses choose the most effective and cost-conscious options. Covers coping and quality-of-life issues to guide nurses in handling these important patient and professional considerations. Features practical, step-by-step guidelines for pouching, irrigation, and other techniques. Provides review questions and answers to help evaluate learning and prepare for certification or recertification.

Stoma care

a guide for nurses, doctors and other health care workers
Author: Brigid Breckman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 217
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Manual of Critical Care Nursing - E-Book

Nursing Interventions and Collaborative Management
Author: Marianne Saunorus Baird,Susan Bethel
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323065929
Category: Medical
Page: 1008
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It's the ideal go-to reference for the clinical setting! Compact and easy to use, Manual of Critical Care Nursing, 6th Edition presents essential information on approximately 80 disorders and conditions, as well as concepts relevant to caring for all critically ill patients and functioning in the critical care environment. Award-winning clinical nurse specialists Marianne Baird and Sue Bethel separate the content first by body system and then by disorder, with each disorder including a brief description of pathophysiology, assessment, diagnostic testing, collaborative management, nursing diagnoses, desired outcomes, nursing interventions, and patient teaching and rehabilitation. A concise format presents the material in a way that reflects a practicing nurse's thought processes. Coverage of approximately 80 critical care conditions/disorders includes those most commonly seen in critical care units. Chapter outlines provide easy access to disorders. A portable size makes it ideal for use in the unit or bedside, and is also easy to carry on campus. Unique! Gerontology icon highlights considerations relating to the care of older adults. Unique! Research briefs in special boxes discuss selected research studies for evidence-based patient care. Unique! The latest NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses increase familiarity with NANDA terminology. Appendixes provide quick reference to information needed in the critical care setting. Revised format mirrors a practicing nurse's approach to patient care, making it easier to find information. Newly formatted care plans incorporate diagnoses, interventions, and desired outcomes in a consistent, logical organization. Patient safety alerts and high alerts call attention to issues important to a patient’s safety. Unique! Diagnostic Tests tables highlight the definition, purpose, and abnormal findings for each test. Unique! Collaborative Management tables concisely summarize key points while incorporating nationally recognized guidelines. Colored tabs mark the location of each body system, making topics easier to find. Smaller trim size increases portability for use in the unit or bedside, while enhancing readability.

Manual of Medical-Surgical Nursing Care - E-Book

Nursing Interventions and Collaborative Management
Author: Frances Donovan Monahan,Marianne Neighbors,Carol Green
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323083412
Category: Medical
Page: 840
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Known for its reliable, clinically focused content, Swearingen's Manual of Medical-Surgical Nursing provides a quick reference to 125 of the most commonly encountered medical-surgical conditions. Expert authors Fran Monahan, RN, PhD, ANEF, Marianne Neighbors, EdD, RN, and Carol Green, PhD, RN, CNE make it easy to find and use the information you need to know to provide optimal patient care. Unique to this manual, outcome criteria include specific and measurable timeframes to help in establishing realistic treatment goals and evaluating the effectiveness of care. For students, it's an ideal resource for care planning and clinicals; for practitioners, it's a great clinical reference! More than 125 common medical-surgical conditions are organized by body system for convenient use as a clinical reference. A quick-reference, easy-to-use format includes these headings for each med-surg disorder: Overview/Pathophysiology Assessment Diagnostic Tests Collaborative Management Nursing Diagnoses and Interventions Patient-Family Teaching and Discharge Planning Outcome criteria feature specific and measurable timeframes for each outcome. Patient teaching for each disorder helps you educate patients and their families for self-care and discharge. Clinical notes and cautions stress key points or alerts related to various disorders and conditions. An overview of nursing considerations for the hospitalized patient includes concepts relevant to many disorders, such as perioperative care, pain, prolonged bed rest, psychosocial support, and older adult care. Attractive two-color design highlights key information for fast reference. A durable, water-resistant cover prolongs the life of the book. Thorough updates provide you with the latest evidence-based practice content and clinical developments, including the newest Joint Commission standards, latest screening recommendations, revised treatment guidelines, new drugs, and lab tests. New Burns section covers the care of burns in the medical-surgical setting. New Immunologic Disorders unit discusses transfusion reactions, hypersensitivity, and AIDS. New Cancer Care unit updates and expands coverage of lung cancer, nervous system tumors, GI malignancies, neoplastic diseases of the hematopoietic system, head/neck cancers, breast cancer, and GI cancer. An emphasis on patient safety addresses preventable patient safety issues.