Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing

Author: Alan Charters,Paula Bennett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199688869

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Page: 800

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Emergency nursing requires rapid assessment and decision-making. Often nurses are required to make sense of considerable amounts of information and act on it. The Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing provides an essential resource when time is short and the need for practical clinical guidance is paramount. This second edition has been fully updated to reflect new guidelines and approaches which have impacted emergency nursing in recent years. This handbook provides clear, focussed information that will aid all areas of patient assessment and management in emergency care. The concise format will enable the reader to quickly locate the information needed and provides alerts regarding critical 'must-dos' for ill adults and children. The skills section provides a quick summary of the many clinical skills needed in emergency care, ideal as an introduction for the uninitiated and as a refresher for skills performed infrequently. Additionally, this second edition has been expanded to cover nursing in major trauma and emergencies in the elderly. This handbook will empower nurses to deliver excellence in emergency care. Written by practising nurses and subject experts, the Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing is a unique and invaluable companion for qualified and student nurses, and to all health care professionals working in the emergency care setting.
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Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills in Adult Nursing

Author: Jacqueline Randle,Frank Coffey,Martyn Bradbury

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199211043

Category: Medical

Page: 679

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Fast access to concise, targeted information on all essential aspects of clinical skills in nursing Written by experienced nurses and packed full of up-to-the minute guidance and information An indispensable companion for practising and student nurses in a variety of care settings Patient centred, evidence-based and in line with the latest guidelines Includes practice tips and pitfalls to aid patient careIncreasingly nurses are developing and extending their clinical skills into areas that were once considered only for doctors. With the rise of post-registration clinical skills courses, advanced practitioners, and the new medical assistant roles, it is anticipated that future professional practice will involve more emphasis on clinical skills for nurses.The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills in Adult Nursing provides a practical, easily accessible, concise and evidence-based guide to all the essential elements of clinical skills for nursing practice in one portable format. The first section deals with the principles underlying patient assessment, and professional issues relating to clinical skills in order to help practitioners perform procedures safely and competently. This is followed by chapters on generic skills such as communication, hygiene and comfort, infection control, intravenous access, and care of the theatre patient. There are separate sections on drug administration and emergency and high dependency care. The book then takes a systems-based approach to the care of patients covering the key concepts which underpin all good nursing practice, including the social and psychological aspects of nursing. Information is included on how to relate the principles of clinical skills to different groups such as the elderly and the mentally ill, which will have relevance to practitioners whether in a hospital or community setting.A unique and comprehensive guide to clinical skills in nursing, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills in Adult Nursing will help nurses and other health care workers to perform clinical skills safely and competently. Readership: Nursing students in pre-registration diploma, degree and masters level degree programmes; registered nurses at staff nurse, advanced and specialist level and charge nurse/sister level; registered nurses undertaking post-registration education programmes.
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Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing

Author: Robert Crouch,Alan Charters,Mary Dawood,Paula Bennett

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199203499

Category: Medical

Page: 713

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Fast access to concise, targeted information on all essential aspects of emergency nursing and adult and child presentations Written by experienced nurses and packed full of up-to-the minute guidance and information Patient centred, evidence-based and in line with the latest guidelines Indispensable companion for registered and student nurses in the emergency care setting Contains detailed information on patient assessment and prioritisation Features a handy skills chapter which offers a quick 'aide-memoire' for the readerEmergency nursing requires rapid assessment and decision-making. Often you are required to make sense of considerable amounts of information and act on it. The Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing provides an essential resource when time is short and the need for practical clinical guidance is paramount. This handbook provides clear, focussed information that will aid all areas of patient assessment and management in emergency care. The concise format will enable the reader to quickly locate the information needed and provides alerts regarding critical 'must-do's' that often apply to the ill or injured adult or child. Those new to emergency care will find this an invaluable source of clinical information that will provide guidance and structure to the patient assessment and management process. The skills section provides a quick resume of the many clinical skills needed in emergency care, ideal as an introduction for the uninitiated and as a refresher when skills are performed infrequently. This handbook will empower nurses and imbue them with the confidence to deliver excellence in emergency care.Written by clinical nurses and subject experts, the Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing is a unique and invaluable companion for registered and student nurses, and all health care professionals working in emergency care. Readership: Emergency nurses, emergency care practitioners, paramedics and ambulance technicians, physiotherapy and radiography practitioners with an interest in emergency care, and nurses working in associated emergency care areas such as minor injury units, primary care centres, walk-in-centres, pre-hospital care.
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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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Oxford Handbook of Surgical Nursing

Author: Divisional Director of Nursing (Surgery) Visiting Professor of Nursing Mark Radford,Senior Lecturer & Head of Department Adult & Critical Care Nursing Maria Kisiel,Alison Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199642664

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Page: 752

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Concise, practical, and packed full of clinical information, the Oxford Handbook of Surgical Nursing is the essential resource for all those working in nursing practice surgery and its sub-specialties. Easily-accessible, this handbook provides all of the information and practical advice needed to care effectively and professionally for surgical patients This handbook provides a thorough introduction to the principles and practice of the care of patients undergoing the range of surgical procedures. It covers all of the core elements of surgical care from point of diagnosis, through to discharge and rehabilitation. The Oxford Handbook of Surgical Nursing provides clinical knowledge and skills for managing complex cases in the hospital or clinic. This guide will assist the reader in understanding the core role of the surgical nurse within the modern surgical team, to plan, implement and evaluate patient care delivery, and to manage complications arising from surgery. Evidence-based, and following the latest national guidelines, you can be sure this will be an indispensable companion, for all nurses, whether new to the specialty, or more experienced in surgical care.
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Oxford Handbook of Neuroscience Nursing

Author: Sue Woodward,Catheryne Waterhouse

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199547343

Category: Medical

Page: 498

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A first reference for the clinical management of patients with neurological symptoms Covers all major neuroscience disciplines: neurology, neurosurgery, neuroscience critical care and neurorehabilitation Breaks down complex information into easy-to-use bulleted lists, conveying only what you need to know Developed within the context of the National Service FrameworkThe Oxford Handbook of Neuroscience Nursing is an invaluable resource when you need relevant and practical clinical guidance in dealing with complex clinical situations, or when caring for people with neurological problems for the first time. It will enable you to meet the needs of people with neurological problems wherever you encounter them, be it in a neurology, neurosurgery, critical care or rehabilitation setting, and will therefore enable you to meet the requirements of the National Service Framework.The book is organised in a way that separates the major neuroscience disciplines of neurology, neurosurgery, neuroscience critical care and neurorehabilitation, with extensive cross-referencing between sections. It will provide enough information to manage the initial care of the patient with most commonly encountered conditions. Practical guidance is also provided about neurological assessment and investigations, commonly used drugs in neuroscience practice, dealing with neurological emergencies, and the legal and ethical issues surrounding the profession. Complementary therapies applied to neuroscience practice are also discussed.Next time practical guidance is needed on the management of a particular patient, or information is required to manage a particular situation, then the Oxford Handbook of Neuroscience Nursing will provide you with the answers you need in a succinct and functional way. Readership: Neurology nurses, both specialist and newly qualified, specialist nurse practitioners, qualified nurses working in non-neurology settings who regularly care for patients with neurological problems. Nursing students undertaking neurological placements. Nurses involved in neurology, neurosurgery, intensive care related to brain and spinal injury, and all health care professionals with an interest in care and rehabilitation of patients with injuries or diseases of the neurological system.
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Oxford Handbook of Learning and Intellectual Disability Nursing

Author: Owen Barr,Bob Gates

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019878287X

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Page: 656

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This new edition of the Oxford Handbook of Learning and Intellectual Disability Nursing has been fully updated, with a greater focus on older people with learning and intellectual disabilities and mental health issues, as well as bringing all recommendations in line with current guidelines. Since the first edition of this book was published, services for people with learning disabilities and their families have become more community-based, and the demography of the population of people with learning disabilities has changed to include many older people, and children and young adults with complex physical health needs. This handbook provides clear information for readers on practical steps that may be taken to actively engage with people who have learning disabilities, to enable effective care in which they are involved as much as possible with decisions that affect them. This book also covers differences in legislation and social policy across the constituent countries in the United Kingdom and Ireland, including changes that have been implemented since serious case reviews into institutional abuse. An emergencies section provides key information at critical times in practice. The chapter on practice resources has been fully revised to bring together the latest tools to support nurses, complete with links for easy access. Written by experienced practitioners who are recognised experts in their areas of speciality, the Oxford Handbook of Learning and Intellectual Disability Nursing is an invaluable guide for students, community and hospital based nurses, and all those who work with people with intellectual disabilities as part of a multidisciplinary team.
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Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing

Author: Fiona Creed,Jessica Hargreaves

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198701071

Category: Intensive care nursing

Page: 560

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Focused on the practical issues of nursing care and nursing procedures, the Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing has been written by nurses, for nurses Reflecting current best practice, this handbook is an easily accessible and evidence-based guide for all levels of nursing staff working in critical care environments. It provides the nurse at the bedside with the answers to day-to-day problems experienced when caring forcritically ill patients, and is also a guide to some of the less commonly encountered issues. Now including more detail on the psychological issues facing critically ill patients and furtherinformation on the intricacies of receiving and transferring critically ill patients to and from critical care environments, this handbook is a concise, practical, evidence-based guide for nursing professionals caring for critically ill patients
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Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing

Author: Sheila K. Adam,Sue Osborne

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199215901

Category: Medical

Page: 557

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Fast access to concise, targeted information on all essential aspects of critical care nursing Written by experienced specialist nurses and packed full of up-to-the minute guidance and information Patient-centred, evidence-based, and in line with the latest guidelines An indispensable companion for practising and senior student nurses in a variety of care-settings Features strong emphasis on communication, team working and collaboration Includes newer aspects of critical care such as critical care outreach, major incident, and flu pandemic planningThe Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing has been written as a handy reference guide for nurses who are new to the critical care area, as well as a reminder for those with more experience. Each section provides an overview of individual problems, and the related physiology and level of knowledge required to deal with them. The book sets the context for nursing within a continuum of critical care starting from early recognition of acute deterioration and the need for critical care outreach, through to patient outcomes and their follow-up, and evaluation of care post-discharge. Nursing specific skills are highlighted with a holistic approach to patients and their families. Reflecting best practice, this book provides the essence of what is important to the delivery of highly skilled and caring critical care nursing, in an easy to access and readable format. Providing the nurse at the bedside with the answers to many day-to-day problems experienced when caring for critically ill patients, this is also a guide to some of the less commonly encountered issues, such as planning for major incidents and epidemics. Readership: Aimed at general intensive care nursing course students, nurses working in general intensive and high-dependency units, more experienced critical care nurses, and allied health professionals.
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Oxford Handbook of Gastrointestinal Nursing

Author: Christine Norton,Claire Taylor,Annmarie Nunwa

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199298653

Category: Medical

Page: 734

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The role of the gastrointestinal (GI) nurse has changed considerably over recent years. The development of endoscopic equipment has resulted in a demand for skilled nurses to perform procedures which, in the past, were carried out by doctors. In addition, nurses now commonly perform diagnostic tests and prescribe specific drugs in gastroenterology, and the widespread recognition of the need for psychosocial support for gastrointestinal patients, in areas such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), has seen a large increase in the number of GI nurse consultants, nurse specialists, and nurse practitioners. GI nurses work with a wide range of patients from those suffering from minor and acute gastrointestinal disorders, through chronic conditions, to those requiring major surgery and treatment for malignant disease. The Oxford Handbook of Gastrointestinal Nursing summarizes the current state of knowledge in gastrointestinal nursing and provides user-friendly, evidence-based guidelines on the management of patietns with gastrointestinal disorders. Organized into three sections covering the principles of gastrointestinal nursing, the sections of the gut, and specific disorders of the digestive system, this handbook offers a wealth of information on how to plan, implement, manage, and evaluate nursing care for gastrointestinal patients, whether in the pediatric or adult setting. Topics featured include nutrition, pain management, complementary therapies, prescribing in GI nursing and emergencies. So you can find the information you need without delay, the book is clearly laid out with one topic per double page spread, and written in an easily readable note-based style. Blank pages for writing notes, observations and local protocols allow your handbook to be customised to meet your specific needs. All this is available at your fingertips, in a pocket-sized handbook with hard-wearing plastic covers. Written by practicing nurses and subject experts, the Oxford Handbook of Gastrointestinal Nursing is a unique and invaluable companion for practicing nurses, and for all health care professionals who are involved in the care of patients with gastrointestinal disorders.
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