Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Author: Nina Godson,Kelly Ryan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780273744023

Category: Medical

Page: 50

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Do you need guidance and information on CPR? Do you need to understand the procedures and guidelines that govern the use of CPR? If you do, this pocket-sized reference guide provides you with all the information you need to conduct CPR safely and successfully. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.

Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

Author: Nina Godson,Kelly Ryan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131790608X

Category: Medical

Page: 80

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Preparing for an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is very different from preparing for a theoretical knowledge examination - your clinical skills and performance will be tested rather than just your knowledge of the theory. It is important to understand how to achieve the best results in an OSCE, and this handy pocket-sized guide describes each clinical skill in turn to help you feel confident and prepared for the exam. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.

Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Portfolios and Reflective Practice

Author: Susan Lillyman,Pauline Merrix

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317905784

Category: Medical

Page: 37

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Reflective practice is a requirement for all healthcare professionals. This essential guide will help you develop the skills to be effective as a reflective practitioner within any clinical environment. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.

Patient Consent

Author: Elizabeth Charnock,Denise Owens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351223933

Category: Medical

Page: 42

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Ideal for quick reference, this pocket-sized (120x80mm), spiral-bound book in the popular Nursing & Health Survival Guide series puts all the crucial information about patient consent at your fingertips. There is an obligation for practitioners to obtain valid consent from their patients before examination, routine personal care or therapeutic treatment. However, the law relating to consent is complex. Situations may arise where a patient requires urgent treatment, yet is either unwilling or unable to give their consent, or there are concerns over the form and context of the consent. All you need to know on: the underlying principles of consent; consent and the adult patient; consent and the adult who lacks capacity; children and consent; young people and consent.

Resuscitate!

How Your Community Can Improve Survival from Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Author: Mickey S. Eisenberg, M.D.

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295804564

Category: Medical

Page: 294

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Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death among adults, yet it need not be fatal. Though survival in most communities is very poor, a few communities achieve rates as high as 50%. Why are some communities so successful in snatching life from the jaws of death? Resuscitate! describes the steps any EMS system can take to improve cardiac arrest survival. It is written for the medical directors, administrative directors, fire chiefs, dispatch directors, and program supervisor who direct and run EMS systems all across the country, and for the EMTs, paramedics, and dispatchers who provide frontline care. This second edition of Resuscitate! provides fifteen concrete steps to improve survival. Four steps will lead to rapid improvements at the local level and are relatively easy to implement. Six additional steps are more difficult to implement but also likely to improve survival. The remaining steps recommend changes at the national level. Resuscitate! is the official textbook for the Resuscitation Academy, held twice a year in Seattle. Cosponsored by Seattle Medic One, King County EMS, and the Medic One Foundation, the Academy draws attendees from throughout the world for two intensive days of classes, demonstrations, and workshops to acquire the knowledge and tools to improve survival in their own communities. This new edition includes lessons learned from attendees of the Academy as well as from the faculty's evolving thoughts on how to measure performance and improve survival, one community at a time. It also includes an addendum on the Resuscitation Academy (resuscitationacademy.org). For more than thirty years, Mickey S. Eisenberg M.D., Ph.D. , has played a leading role in developing King County, Washington's emergency response to cases of sudden cardiac arrest, a system recognized as among the very best in the nation. He is a professor of medicine at the University of Washington and serves as the medical director of King County Emergency Medical Services.

Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Clinical Assessment

Author: Tracy Lapworth,Deborah Cook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317905601

Category: Medical

Page: 98

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Every contact with your patient is an opportunity for clinical assessment. Ideal for quick reference, this pocket-sized guide puts all the crucial information at your fingertips. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.

Nursing OSCEs

A Complete Guide to Exam Success

Author: Catherine Caballero

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199693587

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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A student-friendly and practical guide to revision, offering step-by-step instructions for the 10 most commonly assessed skills, example marking sheets, typical examiners questions, and suggested answers to help nursing students achieve success in an OSCE.

Strategies to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival

A Time to Act

Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on the Treatment of Cardiac Arrest: Current Status and Future Directions

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 030937202X

Category: Medical

Page: 456

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Cardiac arrest can strike a seemingly healthy individual of any age, race, ethnicity, or gender at any time in any location, often without warning. Cardiac arrest is the third leading cause of death in the United States, following cancer and heart disease. Four out of five cardiac arrests occur in the home, and more than 90 percent of individuals with cardiac arrest die before reaching the hospital. First and foremost, cardiac arrest treatment is a community issue - local resources and personnel must provide appropriate, high-quality care to save the life of a community member. Time between onset of arrest and provision of care is fundamental, and shortening this time is one of the best ways to reduce the risk of death and disability from cardiac arrest. Specific actions can be implemented now to decrease this time, and recent advances in science could lead to new discoveries in the causes of, and treatments for, cardiac arrest. However, specific barriers must first be addressed. Strategies to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival examines the complete system of response to cardiac arrest in the United States and identifies opportunities within existing and new treatments, strategies, and research that promise to improve the survival and recovery of patients. The recommendations of Strategies to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival provide high-priority actions to advance the field as a whole. This report will help citizens, government agencies, and private industry to improve health outcomes from sudden cardiac arrest across the United States.

Maths and Medications

Author: Kerry Reid-Searl,Trudy Dwyer,Ann Richards,Lorna Moxham,Jo Reid-Speirs

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273764465

Category: Medical

Page: 68

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Solving calculations in a busy environment can be tough and time consuming. This quick reference guide, featuring basic maths concepts and medication administration, will help you take the problem out of problem solving. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.

Drugs in Use

Author: Ann Richards

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780273763758

Category: Medical

Page: 86

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Rev. ed. of: Nurse's survival guide to drugs in practice. 2009.

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

Clinical Skills

Author: T. A. Roper

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191003484

Category: Medical

Page: 520

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Clinical Skills, Second Edition, is a practical and comprehensive guide to history taking, examination, and interpretation of results for medical students, junior doctors, and nurse practitioners. Written with wit and clarity, and packed with illustrations, this book will teach you how to join the dots between signs, symptoms, and diagnoses. This textbook sets out invaluable routines for the examination of each system, and includes chapters on interpreting chest x-rays and spot diagnosis. Over 500 line drawings and colour photographs give practical examples of core and advanced examination skills. Throughout the text, key points and tips dispense essential wisdom, while case studies help you to put theory into practice. This new edition of Clinical Skills is now more useful than ever in your preparation for finals. Each chapter ends with a short set of assesment questions and a section on how the system in question is tested in OSCEs. Even better, the chapter on finals has been expanded and updated to give more practical advice than ever before. Written in plain English and designed to demystify even the most daunting procedures, Clinical Skills, Second Edition is the ultimate all-round textbook to help you hone your skills and prepare for finals.

A Nurse's Survival Guide to Leadership and Management on the Ward2

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

Author: Jenny Thomas

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702045837

Category: Medical

Page: 305

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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. 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. Updated guidance on pertinent issues such as 'whistle-blowing' and 'safeguarding'.

Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Recognising the Acutely Ill Child: Early Recognition

Author: Elizabeth Charnock,Angela Lee,Amanda Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317905652

Category: Medical

Page: 54

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Early and accurate recognition of an acutely ill child is essential. Ideal for quick reference, this pocket-sized guide puts all the crucial information at your fingertips. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.

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

Oxford Handbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing

Author: Edward Alan Glasper,Gillian McEwing,Jim Richardson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191059315

Category: Medical

Page: 872

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Enabling nurses to deliver safe and effective care and to achieve the best possible results for their patients, the Oxford Handbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing, 2nd edition is a concise and practical guide to all aspects of the nurse's role. Covering assessment and management, right through to advice for the family, the expert authors provide information on a wide range of topics, including normal growth and development, pain, palliative care, religion and culture, and professional issues. In addition there is also a separate section on paediatric emergencies and coverage of recognising deviations from the norm as well as interpreting clinical findings and investigations, and measures to promote successful care practice. Fully updated and revised for this new edition, it is now packed full of even more clinical information and practical advice, including a wealth of guidance and recommendations that have been gleaned from the authors' many years of experience. The most up-to- date legislation, policy and practice is now covered, including significant changes in child safeguarding, immunisation, medicines, resuscitation protocols and the common assessment framework. The chapter on neonatal care has also been expanded and now contains information on care and breastfeeding of the pre-term infant, as well as developmental and kangaroo care. Cochlea implants, intussusception and professional issues - such as working with diverse communities, and involving young people in health services have also been included. Written by practising nurses and subject experts, the Oxford Handbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing, 2nd edition continues to be a unique and invaluable companion to practising and student nurses, and to all who need to understand the special issues associated with children's and young people's nursing.

Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Drugs in Use

Author: Ann Richards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317905628

Category: Medical

Page: 86

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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.

A Nurse's Survival Guide to Drugs in Practice E-BOOK

Author: Ann Richards

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780702040825

Category: Medical

Page: 464

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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

Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Medical Abbreviations & Normal Ranges

Author: Helen Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317906012

Category: Medical

Page: 58

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Part of the skill of nursing and healthcare involves being able to decipher and understand the meanings of results and abbreviations. The aim and purpose of this handy survival guide is to supply you with the information which will help you understand this language, so that you can provide appropriate holistic care to your patients. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.

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.