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.
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Advanced Practice Nursing in the Care of Older Adults

Author: Laurie Kennedy-Malone,Kathleen Ryan Fletcher,Lori Martin-Plank

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803641249

Category: Medical

Page: 688

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Explore effective ways to enhance the wellness and independence of older adults across the wellness-illness continuum. From an overview of the theories of aging and assessment through the treatment of disorders, including complex illnesses, this evidence-based book provides the comprehensive gerontological coverage you need to prepare for your role as an Advanced Practice Nurse. Understand how to easily identify factors that may affect the wellness of your patients and their families. Plus, enhance your critical-thinking skills with real-world case studies that bring concepts to life.
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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.
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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
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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.
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The Principles and Practice of Nurse Education

Author: Francis M. Quinn

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748738953

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 581

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This book, now in its fourth edition, has been updated to include material focused on evidence-based practice. Covering the complete spectrum of education as applied to nursing and health care professions, this book maintains the blend of theoretical principles and practical applications that has proved successful over the preceding three editions. Among the important developments discussed are the replacement of UKCC and the four National Boards with a new Nursing and Midwifery Council, the initiative to establish the National Institute for Clinical Excellence and the move to incorporate clinical effectiveness into the clinical governance framework. Frank Quinn brings together all the major changes that apply to educators within the National Health Service, making this essential textbook an authoritative source of guidance, up-to-date information and reference.
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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
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Oxford Handbook of Adult Nursing

Author: George Castledine,Ann Close

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks in Nursing

ISBN: 0199231354

Category: Medical

Page: 1252

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This work gives expert and practical advice on all aspects of the nurse's role. It provides a complete picture of the care of adults with chronic and acute illness, and covers the role of the nurse as manager and co-ordinator of care. It is written by practising nurses and is an invaluable companion.
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Nursing Care of Older Adults

Theory and Practice

Author: Carol A. Miller

Publisher: Lippincott Raven

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geriatric nursing

Page: 724

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Fully revised and updated, Nursing Care of Older Adults, Third Edition delivers the information today's nurses need to improve the functioning and quality of life for older adults. Focused on wellness, the text highlights that older adulthood need not be a time of illness or infirmity.
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Nursing Adults with Long Term Conditions

Author: Jane Nicol

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 147393351X

Category: Medical

Page: 184

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Focusing on the relevant knowledge and skills essential for effective care for people living with long-term conditions, this book covers everything from the impact of long-term conditions across the lifespan and the therapeutic relationship to symptom management, case management and advance care planning. All activities, scenarios and case studies have been updated in light of the 6 Cs agenda to reflect the contemporary landscape of care, and to bring in recommendations from the Francis Report. With integrated care and partnership working as themes within the book, it now includes more on the shift to community-based care and considers the complexity of mental health and how it may be affected by physical conditions.
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