Understanding Laboratory Investigations

A Guide for Nurses, Midwives and Health Professionals

Author: Chris Higgins

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118480120

Category: Medical

Page: 424

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The purpose of this book is to help nurses, midwives and healthprofessionals to better understand how the work of clinicallaboratories contributes to patient care. It answers thefollowing questions: Why is this test being ordered on my patient? What sort of sample is required? How is that sample obtained? And most importantly: What is the significance of the test result for mypatient? Retaining its accessible and user-friendly style, the aim ofthis book remains the same: to provide nurses with as much relevantinformation as possible about the most commonly requestedlaboratory rests. This is not a book about laboratory technique -its focus is on the clinical significance of test results, andtherefore the patient. The third edition is morecomprehensive in terms of the number of testsdiscussed, incorporates colour to aid the accessibility,and includes more paediatric content.
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Skills for Midwifery Practice Australia & New Zealand edition

Author: Sara Bayes,Sally-Ann de-Vitry Smith,Robyn Maude

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729586758

Category: Medical

Page: 456

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The first edition of Skills for Midwifery Practice Australia and New Zealand edition builds of the success of the highly regarded Skills for Midwifery Practice by Ruth Johnson and Wendy Taylor, now in its fourth edition. Endorsed by the Australian College of Midwives, this text provides instruction and guidance on more than 100 clinical skills for midwifery students and midwives who wish to perfect their practice. Each clinical skill is presented logically in a step-by-step format, providing a clear sequencing of information. Theory and evidence precedes each skill to thoroughly explain the underlying physiology of the scenarios encountered in midwifery practice. Woman-centred approach Structured to follow the logical progression from pregnancy through to labour and birth, and finally to postnatal care Australian and New Zealand guidelines, policies, standards, statistics, terminology and cultural considerations are included throughout Now includes an eBook with all print purchases
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A Nurse's Survival Guide to Critical Care - Updated Edition E-Book

Author: Sharon L. Edwards,Joyce Williams

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702076554

Category: Medical

Page: 496

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Are you a starting work in critical care? Are you an experienced nurse but need to check guidelines and best practices? This is the indispensable guide to daily procedures and problems faced by nurses working in this specialty. This book will help you to Organise your job and yourself Assess patients and communicate with them Get clinical information on a wide range of conditions What to do in emergency This UPDATED edition: Completely updated and revised content written by authors with extensive nursing experience in the field Physiological, psychological and social areas, as well as legal issues, ethical and moral dilemmas that critical care nurses and health care practitioners may face on a daily basis Boxes, tips and diagrams to help bridge the theory-practice gap while embarking on your critical care career. Part of the A Nurse’s Survival Guide series Completely updated and revised content written by authors with extensive nursing experience in the field Physiological, psychological and social areas, as well as legal issues, ethical and moral dilemmas that critical care nurses and health care practitioners may face on a daily basis Boxes, tips and diagrams to help bridge the theory-practice gap while embarking on your critical care career.
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The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures

Author: Sara Lister,Justine Hofland,Hayley Grafton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111951097X

Category: Medical

Page: 1272

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Now in its tenth edition, The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures has been the definitive, market-leading guide to clinical nursing skills for over three decades. This internationally best-selling title sets the gold standard for nursing care; providing the procedures, rationale, and guidance required by qualified nurses to deliver clinically effective, patient-focused care with expertise and confidence. With over two-hundred detailed procedures, this comprehensive manual presents the evidence and underlying theory alongside full-colour illustrations and photographs, and includes coverage of infection prevention and control, perioperative care, wound management, nutrition, diagnostic testing, discharge, medicines management, and much more. Loved and trusted by millions for over thirty years, The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures continues to be a truly indispensable guide for nursing practice. Written by nurses for nurses Empowers nurses to become informed, skilled practitioners Reflects current procedures and changes in modern adult nursing practice All procedures are supported by up to date evidence, including detailed rationales for each step of each procedure Considers the clinical governance around the procedures and nursing practice NEW to the Tenth Edition: Each chapter is linked to the NMC 2018 ‘Future Nurse: Standards of Proficiency for Registered Nurses’ guidance Includes a brand-new chapter on ‘Self Care and Wellbeing,’ helping nurses to care for themselves emotionally and physically The Royal Marsden Manual is also available online, fully searchable, and annotatable. www.rmmonline.co.uk
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Gastrointestinal Nursing

Author: Graeme Smith,Roger Watson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405143371

Category: Medical

Page: 216

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Many nurses work as specialist practitioners within several areas of gastrointestinal medicine, including inflammatory bowel disease, stoma care, nutrition, endoscopy and counselling. There has been a steady increase in nurse-led services and gastrointestinal nursing is an expanding area. This comprehensive text lays the foundation by reviewing the anatomy and physiology underlying common conditions before covering the pathophysiology of clinical features, causes, investigation and management. Underlying this approach will be the specific nursing aspects of caring for patients with gastrointestinal conditions, covering psychosocial factors and issues such as the measurement of health related quality of life.
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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 Children's and Young People's Nursing

Author: Edward Alan Glasper,Gillian McEwing,Jim Richardson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198569572

Category: Medical

Page: 1005

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This volume gives concise, practical and expert advice on the care of children and young people in a family context. Coverage of basic principles and emergency protocols will enable any nurse to deliver safe and effective care.
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