A Nurse's Survival Guide to the Ward - E-Book

Author: Sharon L. Edwards,Ann Richards

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702051713

Category: Medical

Page: 500

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The new edition of this highly popular book is an indispensable guide to daily procedures and problems for nurses starting work on the ward or returning to practice. It provides guidance in a variety of areas including: how to organise your job and yourself; how to assess patients; clinical information on a wide range of conditions; important principles, procedures and investigations; how to administer drugs safely; and what to do in an emergency. As well as information on how to do the job, the importance of communication and nursing care issues is emphasised. Background information is also given on underlying legal, health and safety issues. This book will help you with Organising your job and yourself Assessing patients Getting clinical information on a wide range of conditions Important principles, procedures and investigations Administering drugs safely What to do in an emergency Communication, legal health and safety issues A new section on professional practice relates current issues to nursing practice Updated drug section provides essential understanding of common drug classes New resuscitation guidelines

A Nurse's Survival Guide to Leadership and Management on the Ward

Author: Jenny Thomas

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070204704X

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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Are you managing other people? If so, you will find this an indispensable guide to situations and problems faced by ward managers, sisters and charge nurses today. This new edition retains the book’s practical approach, providing hints and tips on cutting through bureaucracy to ensure patient care remains uppermost on your agenda. This book will help you to Manage your time Create a positive work environment Ensure care is patient-centred Manage your budget Be politically aware Manage difficult staff and situations This book will help you to • Organise yourself and your workload • Manage staff, people and difficult situations • Make sure care is patient-centred • Manage your budget • Deal with complaints • Handle staff recruitment • Be a good role model. This new edition retains the book’s practical approach, providing hints and tips on cutting through bureaucracy to ensure patient care remains uppermost on your agenda. Reflects the most recent developments affecting ward management, including the current national focus on quality indicators and working within tighter budgets. Updated guidance on pertinent issues such as ‘whistle-blowing’ and ‘safeguarding’. A new chapter on ‘Improving Quality and Safety’ explains the national quality initiatives and their impact, as well as taking you through the practical processes of handling complaints and incidents.

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

View: 559

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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.

Acute Medical Emergencies

A Nursing Guide

Author: Richard Harrison (M.D.),Lynda Daly

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0443100489

Category: Medical

Page: 425

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is an essential pocket guide for nurses coping with patients with acute medical conditions. It focuses on events within the first critical twenty-four hours of admission and provides an up-to-date, evidence-based guide to the management of these patients. The most common emergency medical conditions are described and explained in terms of the underlying disease mechanisms. The book also describes the assessment, observations and management in relation to disease processes and in line with the latest guidelines and protocols. Nursing care is related to the underlying disease.

A Nurse's Survival Guide to Drugs in Practice

Author: Ann Richards

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 9780443102172

Category: Medical

Page: 460

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The 'Nurses' Survival Guide to Drugs in Practice' is a handy pocketbook designed to provide succinct information on a wide variety of drugs that nurses need to look up quickly. It provides an understandable and detailed account of common drugs and their actions. The level is suitable for all nurses in practice, including qualified and student nurses, as well as those taking Supplementary Prescribing Courses and will also be useful to other healthcare professionals . Pocket sized and easily transportable, it will become a constant companion both in ward and community environments. As well as the more routine use of drugs in clinical practice it covers emergency situations, such as cardiac arrest and anaphylaxis. . Comprehensive coverage of drugs in use to offer security in any clinical setting . Succinct and clear information in boxes, lists etc to facilitate assimilation of information 'on the spot' . Attractive page design and well signposted layout to enable quick access to the right information . Flexicover to maintain quality in a clinical setting and when frequently used . Covers basic pharmacology including drug absorption and metabolism as well as explaining how drugs actually work . Fully up to date with government guidelines e,g, from NICE, the Resuscitation Council and the British Thoracic Society etc. . Additional sections on the legal aspects of administering and prescribing drugs, drug calculations and paediatric doses

Children in Intensive Care

A Survival Guide

Author: Joanna H. Davies,Lynda L. Hassell

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0443100233

Category: Medical

Page: 278

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. The needs of critically ill children are unique and this handy pocket book will be invaluable to anyone who needs a quick account of intensive care procedures. It brings together all the vital information in one source and in an accessible format. The text is organised by body systems and gives helpful hints on managing children with various conditions. Tables of normal values are included and additional information is provided about equipment needed in a paediatric emergency.

Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Drugs in Use

Author: Ann Richards

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 0273763768

Category: Medical

Page: 86

View: 562

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Understanding how drugs work is made simple in this easy to use pocket-sized guide. Drugs in common use are described under each body system and will form an aid to your confident administration of drugs to fit your patients' needs. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.

Myles Survival Guide to Midwifery

Author: Maureen D. Raynor,Christine Catling

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780702071713

Category: Midwifery

Page: 608

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Revision of: Survival guide to midwifery / Diane M. Fraser, Margaret A. Cooper. 2002. 2nd ed.

Learning Skills for Nursing Students

Author: Nicola Davis,Alison C Clark,Martina O'Brien,Karen Sumpton,Caroline Plaice,Suzanne Waugh

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781844457649

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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This book helps students master the key learning skills they need to become successful learners throughout their degree and beyond. It clearly explains the core skills they will need right from the start of the course, such as writing and numeracy skills and how to organise studies. It also introduces more advanced skills that students will need as the course progresses, such as research and evidence based practice. It shows how to use these important skills to succeed both at university and as a registered nurse.

Renal Nursing

Author: Nicola Thomas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118410742

Category: Medical

Page: 424

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Renal Nursing is a comprehensive evidence-based guide to nursing in the field of nephrology and kidney care. This fully updated fourth edition discusses the stages of chronic kidney disease, prevention and early management, pre-dialysis care, haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, transplantation, investigations and nutrition. It also includes key information on renal care in infancy, childhood and early adolescence. The underlying anatomy, physiology and psychology of kidney disease are reviewed in depth, along with the skills and knowledge required to provide support, treatment and high-quality care. Special features: Fully grounded in the NHS National Service Framework for renal services New chapter on patient involvement in renal care Content and references fully updated to reflect changes in policies, evidence, care and management Begins with the basics and covers all the vital material required by anyone working in renal care Renal Nursing is an ideal reference text for nurses undertaking post-registration renal courses, student nurses undertaking a placement in a renal ward, specialist renal dietitians, pharmacists and other professions allied to medicine.

Clinical Pocket Reference for NURSES

Third Edition

Author: Paul Ong,Bernie Garrett,Paul Galdas

Publisher: Clinical Pocket Reference

ISBN: 1908725508

Category: Medical

Page: 88

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Clinical Pocket Reference for Nurses Third Edition Updated, expanded version of this “essential resource” (Nursing Standard 2016). Nursing students, mentors, newly qualified nurses and practice educators will find that this resource enables and eases the move into real life practice. It provides: • Rapid access to key information in mobile optimized format • Promotes safe, confident nursing and an holistic approach • Universal reference tool • Comprehensive guide to assessment of adult patient 1: Assessment 2: Physiological monitoring 3: Biochemistry 4: Infection control 5: Nutrition 6: Drug administration 7: Intravenous therapy 8: Resuscitation 9: Terminology

Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing

Author: Julia D. Kneale,Peter S. Davis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780443061820

Category: Medical

Page: 546

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This Edition differs substantially from the first. Ten new chapters have been added. The main additions are a new section on orthopedic trauma, and the inclusion of pediatric orthopedics throughout the text. The book is split into two parts. Part I contains the general scene-setting chapters, this section has been expanded to 10 chapters with the inclusion of nutrition and basic principles of trauma/surgical care. Part II begins with a reappraisal of the extent of orthopedic morbidity, and then subdivides to take a pathology-orientated look at the common orthopedic problems. Conditions are explained and diagnostic and treatment methods set out, but the emphasis will be on nursing management.

Hospital Survival

Lessons Learned in Medical Training

Author: Grant Cooper

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781779524

Category: Medical

Page: 206

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This book relates some of the countless, colorful stories that have occurred during the first year of clinical rotations and presents them in a manner that will not only entertain but will also mentor with the hope that the lessons of others will allow a smoother path for the next generation of students. The lessons in this book are applicable to any medical student doing a clinical rotation, intern, or resident and will appeal to anyone who wants to know what really goes on inside our hospitals.

Social Aspects Of Health, Illness And Healthcare

Author: Larkin, Mary

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335236626

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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"This book provides a comprehensive and contemporary exploration of a wide range of topics within the social aspects of health, illness and healthcare. It explores and explains the different relationships between social categories and health, different experiences of illness and the role of the healthcare provider in society." --rear cover.

Leadership and Management in Healthcare

Author: Neil Gopee,Jo Galloway

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526412918

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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Drawing on the most up-to-date policies and professional regulations, and with an emphasis on the provision of person-centred care, the authors - both of whom have backgrounds in clinical practice, education and management - show how essential leadership and management skills can be applied across a range of situations in everyday practice.

Becoming Influential

A Guide for Nurses

Author: Eleanor J. Sullivan

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0133581632

Category: Medical

Page: 175

View: 8137

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Still the only book of its kind, this intensely practical text helps nurses build the skills they need to gain and use influence throughout their entire careers. This second edition is updated throughout with new information on nursing, health care, and technology – including social media. Readable, timely, and upbeat, BECOMING INFLUENTIAL: A GUIDE FOR NURSES teaches through real-life examples, offering proven advice for using influence to solve many contemporary workplace problems. Self-assessments help readers evaluate their current organizational power, communication and goal-setting skills, negotiating and interviewing expertise, and even their abilities to manage confrontation. The book contains specific steps for career planning, resume building, career progress tracking, speech preparation, and more. Flexible learning activities include role plays, debates, observations, interviews, and networking assignments; up-to-date web and print resources support further exploration.

Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Nursing

Author: Terry Robinson,Jane E. Scullion

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199226237

Category: Medical

Page: 654

View: 3772

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The Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Nursing offers the reader a systematic account of the main respiratory diseases found in adults, and covers assessment, diagnosis, and nursing management of these diseases. It also covers pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies, and discusses the role of the multidisciplinary respiratory team. The book highlights the multiple needs of respiratory patients and addresses not only the physical needs but also covers thepsychosocial needs, including their palliative and end of life issues.The book includes many illustrations and diagrams to guide the reader. It also contains references to national and international disease specific guidelines and patient and health professional charities andhelp lines.The book is clearly laid out, and written in easily readable note-based style. Blank pages are included for the reader, so that individual notes, observations, and local protocols can be included, thereby individualizing the handbook. All this is available in a handy, pocket-sized book with hard-wearing plastic covers. Written by practising nurses and subject experts, the Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Nursing is a unique and invaluablecompanion for novice and experienced practitioners, and for all health care professionals who are involved in the care of respiratory patients in all settings.

The Newly Qualified Nurse's Survival Guide

Author: Jackie Hole

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1846192757

Category: Medical

Page: 128

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Even after years of training and hard work, finding yourself on the threshold of your nursing career is often a daunting prospect. In this revised and updated second edition, Jackie Hole provides clear, practical advice on both managing the transition from student to qualified nurse - including getting the most from your final placement and making applications - and practical advice on key areas encountered in the first weeks and months after qualification. Drug safety, dealing with common clinical problems, and how and when to seek expert advice are all covered, while a newly written chapter addresses the key area of infection control. Management aspects such as delegation, objective setting, budgeting, prioritisation of care and time management are outlined clearly and engagingly, along with questions of professional development and career futures. This book will be invaluable to newly-qualified nurses, as well as to student nurses, nurse tutors, and experienced nurses wishing to gain an insight into their own practice and changes in the profession.

The Nurse Manager’s Guide to Budgeting & Finance, 2nd Edition

Author: Al Rundio

Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau

ISBN: 1940446589

Category: Medical

Page: 248

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This is the fully revised and updated second edition of STTI’s popular handbook for nurse managers. Nurse managers deal with the economic reality of patient-staffing ratios, reports, and accountants. Acronyms such as FTEs and ADCs can feel like a foreign language many new managers haven’t learned yet. This book provides practical tools, tips, and strategies that will help one be a successful nurse manager, including details about how key legislation affects the budgeting process.