Vital Signs for Nurses

An Introduction to Clinical Observations

Author: Joyce Smith,Rachel Roberts

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444341871

Category: Medical

Page: 280

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Accurate clinical observations are the key to good patient care and fundamental to nursing practice. Vital Signs for Nurses will support anyone in care delivery to enhance their skills, reflect upon their own practice and assist in their continuing professional development. This practical introductory text explores how to make assessments of heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, pain and nutrition. It also looks at issues of infection control, record-keeping and legal and ethical considerations. With case studies and examples throughout, this text will be invaluable to all healthcare assistants, student nurses, Trainee Assistant Practitioners and students on foundation degrees.
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Essentials of Nursing Practice

Author: Catherine Delves-Yates

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473927692

Category: Medical

Page: 744

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Get 24 months FREE access to an interactive eBook* when you buy the paperback! (Print paperback version only, ISBN 9781473929579) A Unique Blend of Digital and Print Learning Resources! Essentials of Nursing Practice is a ground-breaking new resource which introduces nursing students to the core topics they need to master during their first year and beyond. It brings the study of nursing to life across all four fields of nursing, in all settings, focussing on what it takes to be the best nurse you can be through person-centred compassionate care. Unlike any other book it uniquely blends digital and print learning resources to engage all styles of learners and to provide lecturers with helpful resources to use in their teaching. More than just a book! An accompanying interactive eBook links to extra resources including videos, case studies, interactive revision quizzes, flashcards, study plans and more. Students can use the eBook to study where and when they want, and read, annotate and search the book on a tablet, laptop or PC. All these resources are also available through SAGE edge - visit https://edge.sagepub.com/essentialnursing to find out more. (Please note that the free access to these resources is only available when you purchase the Print copy of this textbook) Key features of the print and eBook help students to: • Understand: Colourful easy-to-navigate design, chapter topic lists, study plans and knowledge links help students to quickly grasp what they need to know and how topics are interrelated. • Apply: Real voices from students, patients and nurses, case studies with questions, clinical skills videos, and anatomy and physiology revision help students apply knowledge in placements or practical assessments. • Go further: 'What's the Evidence' summaries of research, critical thinking activities, links to SAGE journal articles, useful websites and further reading help students prepare for essays or for the next stage of their course. • Revise: Chapter summaries, test-yourself interactive questions and key term flashcards help students do their best at assessments and exams. Advisory Editors Learning Disabilities: Robert Jenkins and Ruth Northway, University of South Wales Child Nursing: Carol Hall, The University of Nottingham Mental Health: Steven Trenoweth, University of Bournemouth Adult Nursing: Karen Elcock, Kingston University London Clinical Skills: Fiona Everett and Wendy Wright, University of the West of Scotland *interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook
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Calculation Skills for Nurses

Author: Claire Boyd

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111844891X

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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Providing nursing students with words of wisdom and advice from real-life student nurses, Calculation Skills for Nurses enables you to calculate drug dosages with ease, boosting your confidence and competence in this core area of nursing practice. The book takes away the fear of calculations, making it approachable, easy and fun, and ties in with the NMC standards for pre-registration education and the Essential Skills Clusters. It is filled with examples and questions based on real life nursing and healthcare situations and includes key information displayed on the inside back cover for quick look-up on clinical placements.
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Introduction to Clinical Skills

A Patient-Centered Textbook

Author: Mark B. Mengel,Scott A. Fields

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0585353859

Category: Medical

Page: 494

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This practical text is an excellent introduction to the clinical skills all physicians, particularly those in primary care disciplines, need to treat their patients in a humane fashion and at a reasonable cost. The authors focus on patient-centered, or generalist, skills that will help the biomedically oriented physician become more comfortable in managing patient care situations. In addition, the chapters review the diagnostic, treatment, and technical skills that medical students encountered in their Introduction to Clinical Medicine or Physical Diagnosis courses. The book's clinical cases will stimulate class discussions and provide vignettes for skills practice.
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Mental Health Nursing at a Glance

Author: Grahame Smith

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1118465288

Category: Medical

Page: 112

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Everything you need to know about Mental HealthNursing…at a Glance! From the publishers of the market-leading at aGlance series comes the perfect companion for study andrevision for pre-registration mental health nursing students. Thisbrand new nursing title is the perfect accompaniment forpre-registration nursing courses, and is the revision aid that youhave been waiting for! Divided into three sections, this book firstexplores the essential clinical skills needed by nurses, using theNMC Essential Skills Clusters as an organising framework.The second section goes on to look at common disorders andapproaches. The third section then discusses the leadership andorganisational skills required by nurses, again derived from theNMC standards. Key features: Breaks down complex aspects of mental health care in anaccessible and un-intimidating way The perfect revision and consolidation textbook Linked closely with the NMC standards for pre-registrationnursing education, and the essential skills clusters framework Explores a broad range of mental health disorders, from care ofchildren right up to care of older people Looks at mental health nursing in all settings, includingacute, forensic and community Highly visual colour presentation Includes boxes, summary boxes, reflective opportunities andcase studies to improve the learning experience
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Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing - E-Book

Author: Gloria Leifer

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323550665

Category: Medical

Page: 872

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Get a solid foundation in maternity and pediatric nursing! Written in a clear, concise, friendly style, Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing, 8th Edition is the complete guide to caring for maternity and pediatric patients. This best-selling text is organized by developmental stages, discussions of pediatric disorders by body system from simple-to-complex and health-to-illness, and includes a focus on family health. This edition also contains newly updated NCLEX® style review questions, new case studies, new content on zika virus, QSEN and safety, and expanded phases of pregnancy. Evidence-based maternal-child content prepares you for the LVN/LPN to achieve higher levels of learning, a goal expressed by the IOM Committee on the Future of Nursing. Over 42 detailed, updated nursing skills introduce you to skills unique to maternity and pediatric care. Over 25 nursing care plans feature seven different formats/themes/styles, including unfolding case studies. The beginning concepts of critical thinking introduces you to this idea as a basis for clinical nursing care. Updated content on the influence of microbiomes on non-invasive pregnancy and newborn nursing care addresses its impact on the adult health of the newborn. Step-by-step application of the nursing process covers the hospital, home, community and use in improving global health. Expanded cultural practices as they relate to pregnancy, delivery and pediatric care in the community. Coverage of the use of expanding new technologies and computerized medication administration reinforce the nursing process and strengthen problem-solving skills as applied to maternity nursing. NEW! Discussion of new health threats include in-depth coverage of the Zika virus and Influenza NEW! Updated guidelines for hypertension and immunizations for infants and children. NEW! Updated QSEN goals and nursing responsibilities reflect the most recent changes. NEW! Expanded phases of pregnancy includes preconceptual, prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum and interconceptual care and nursing responsibilities. NEW! Updated nursing responsibilities related to global health reflect the "Baby Friendly Hospital" WHO initiative and interprofessional nursing communication related to nursing "hand-off care" and shift change reports. NEW! Updated NCLEX® exam-style review questions have been revised with alternate item formats at the end of each chapter. NEW! Expanded nursing and safety tips throughout include evidence-based online resources which provide pertinent information applicable in the clinical setting that reinforces what you have just learned while building on previously learned information. NEW! Expanded coverage of bioterrorism better reflects trauma related to pregnancy and pediatric care.
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Clinical Skills for Nursing Practice

Author: Tina Moore,Sheila Cunningham

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315528762

Category: Medical

Page: 596

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Employing an evidence-based approach, this comprehensive textbook introduces the core clinical skills and competencies a newly-qualified nurse is required to have for professional practice. It is divided into five broad sections looking at: Care and compassion and communication, including personal care and pain assessment Essential skills, including observations, monitoring and emergency management Organisational aspects of care, including moving and handling, and wound care Safety and protection, including medicine management and infection control Nutrition and fluid balance, including hydration and nutrition. Designed to allow readers to develop and enhance their clinical skills with one key textbook, each chapter contains learning outcomes, recommendations for practice, case studies, activities, ‘clinical significance’ highlights and step-by-step guides to important procedures. This invaluable clinical skills textbook is an essential reference for pre-registration nursing students of all fields of nursing.
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Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing - E-Book

Author: Gloria Leifer

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323293573

Category: Medical

Page: 864

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Part of the popular LPN Threads series, Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing provides a solid foundation in obstetrics and pediatric nursing. An easy-to-follow organization by developmental stages, discussion of disorders by body system from simple-to-complex and health-to-illness, and a focus on family health make it a complete guide to caring for maternity and pediatric patients. Written in a clear, concise style by Gloria Leifer, MA, RN, this edition reflects the current NCLEX® test plan with additional material on safety, health promotion, nutrition, and related psychosocial care. Cultural Considerations boxes and a Cultural Assessment Data Collection Tool help in developing individualized plans of care. Updated health promotion content includes Health Promotion boxes focusing on preventive strategies for achieving prenatal wellness, health during pregnancy, postnatal health, and pediatric illness prevention and wellness -- including the complete immunization schedules for all ages. Nursing Tips provide information applying to the clinical setting. Objectives are listed in each chapter opener. Key terms include phonetic pronunciations and text page references at the beginning of each chapter. Nursing Care Plans with critical thinking questions help you understand how a care plan is developed, how to evaluate care of a patient, and how to apply critical thinking skills. A companion Evolve website includes animations, videos, answers to review questions and answer guidelines for critical thinking questions, an English/Spanish audio glossary, critical thinking case studies, and additional review questions for the NCLEX examination.
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A Nurse's Survival Guide to Acute Medical Emergencies E-Book

Author: Richard N. Harrison,Lynda Daly

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070204900X

Category: Medical

Page: 452

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Are you working in an acute or emergency unit? This is an indispensable pocket guide to caring for patients with acute medical conditions. This book will help you to: Care for patients within the critical first 24 hours of admission Manage patients using the most up-to-date, evidence-based approach Understand the most-common emergency medical conditions and their underlying disease mechanisms Handle the patient’s assessment, understand the observations and manage their disease Easily obtain practical advice in a clear style Explains ‘what to tell the patient and relatives’ in jargon-free language Access information on SARS, avian influenza and bio-terrorism Improved sections on Acute Coronary Syndromes, non-invasive ventilation, acute stroke care, acute kidney injury and emergency oxygen treatment.
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Pain Assessment and Pharmacologic Management - E-Book

Author: Chris Pasero,Margo McCaffery

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323082637

Category: Medical

Page: 896

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Pain Assessment and Pharmacologic Management, by highly renowned authors Chris Pasero and Margo McCaffery, is destined to become the definitive resource in pain management in adults. It provides numerous reproducible tables, boxes, and figures that can be used in clinical practice, and emphasizes the benefits of a multimodal analgesic approach throughout. In addition, Patient Medication Information forms for the most commonly used medications in each analgesic group can be copied and given to patients. This title is an excellent resource for nurses to become certified in pain management. Presents best practices and evidence-based guidelines for assessing and managing pain most effectively with the latest medications and drug regimens. Features detailed, step-by-step guidance on effective pain assessment to help nurses appropriately evaluate pain for each patient during routine assessments. Provides reproducible tables, boxes, and figures that can be used in clinical practice. Contains Patient Medication Information forms for the most commonly used medications in each analgesic group, to be copied and given to patients. Offers the authors' world-renowned expertise in five sections: Underlying Mechanisms of Pain and the Pathophysiology of Neuropathic Pain includes figures that clearly illustrate nociception and classification of pain by inferred pathology. Assessment includes tools to assess patients who can report their pain as well as those who are nonverbal, such as the cognitively impaired and critically ill patients. Several pain-rating scales are translated in over 20 languages. Nonnopioids includes indications for using acetaminophen or NSAIDs, and the prevention and treatment of adverse effects. Opioids includes guidelines for opioid drug selection and routes of administration, and the prevention and treatment of adverse effects. Adjuvant Analgesics presents different types of adjuvant analgesics for a variety of pain types, including persistent (chronic) pain, acute pain, neuropathic pain, and bone pain. Prevention and treatment of adverse effects is also covered. Includes helpful Appendices that provide website resources and suggestions for the use of opioid agreements and for incorporating pain documentation into the electronic medical record. Covers patients from young adults to frail older adults. Provides evidence-based, practical guidance on planning and implementing pain management in accordance with current TJC guidelines and best practices. Includes illustrations to clarify concepts and processes such as the mechanisms of action for pain medications. Features spiral binding to facilitate quick reference.
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