Clinical Examination Skills for Healthcare Professionals

Author: Hannah Abbott,Mark Ranson

Publisher: M&K Update Ltd

ISBN: 1907830766

Category: Medical

Page: 244

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Today, an increasing number of healthcare professionals (including nurses, midwives and members of many allied professions) have to conduct the vital first stage in a patient’s journey – taking a clinical history and conducting an effective physical examination. This book offers clear, practical guidance on the fundamentals of clinical examination for any practitioner who wishes to understand their patient’s specific needs and to plan appropriate care. Recognising that readers will come from a diverse range of clinical backgrounds and roles, the opening chapter (on consultation and the skills needed to take an accurate clinical history) underpins the systems-based approach. This, combined with the use of case study examples, allows healthcare professionals to focus on the principles of examining the system or systems that are most relevant to their specific area of practice. The book also includes a helpful glossary and list of abbreviations. This new, updated edition contains revised chapters on genitourinary assessment, obstetric assessment and mental health assessment. There is also a completely new chapter on eye, ear, nose and throat assessment, covering the EENT conditions most commonly encountered in primary healthcare. Contents include: • Consultation and clinical history-taking skills • Respiratory assessment • Cardiovascular assessment • Gastrointestinal assessment • Neurological assessment • Genitourinary assessment • Musculoskeletal assessment • Obstetric assessment • Mental health assessment • Perioperative assessment • Eye, ear, nose and throat assessment

Passing Your Advanced Nursing OSCE

A Guide to Success in Advanced Clinical Skills Assessment

Author: Helen Ward,Julian Barratt

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 184619234X

Category: Medical

Page: 171

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This book aims to provide an easily accessible quick reference guide for advanced nursing students preparing to undertake practical examinations to assess advanced clinical practice competence, and students preparing for practical examinations in non-medical prescribing assessment. These examinations are commonly known as objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs). The book is a preparation and revision tool, designed to be read in conjunction with any recommended core clinical textbooks: however, along with giving students step-by-step instructions on performing well in OSCE scenarios, it also gives guidance to academic staff on preparing to teach and mark OSCEs. This book uses a case study approach to OSCEs in a coherent, consistent, and easily understandable style. Both authors are clinical academic nurse practitioners who regularly work in clinical practice in conjunction with teaching advanced nurse practitioner and non-medical prescribing students.

The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures

Author: Lisa Dougherty,Sara Lister

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118745914

Category: Medical

Page: 1032

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Nationally recognised as the definitive guide to clinical nursing skills, The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures has provided essential nursing knowledge and up-to-date information on nursing skills and procedures for over 30 years. Now in its 9th edition, this full-colour manual provides the underlying theory and evidence for procedures enabling nurses to gain the confidence they need to become fully informed, skilled practitioners. Written with the qualified nurse in mind, this manual provides up–to–date, detailed, evidence–based guidelines for over 200 procedures related to every aspect of a person′s care including key information on equipment, the procedure and post-procedure guidance, along with full colour illustrations and photos. Following extensive market research, this ninth edition: contains the procedures and changes in practice that reflect modern acute nursing care includes thoroughly reviewed and updated evidence underpinning all procedures is organised and structured to represent the needs of a patient along their care pathway integrates risk-management into relevant chapters to ensure it is central to care contains revised procedures following ‘hands-on’ testing by staff and students at Kingston University is also available as an online edition

Manual of Nursing

Author: M. E. Vlok

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9780702120459

Category: Medical

Page: 914

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The two-volume "Manual of Nursing" is a comprehensive and up-to-date work on the nursing profession in South Africa. It covers the whole nursing curriculum and broadens the student's scope of knowledge by discussing subjects not included in midwifery, critical care nursing, community nursing and psychiatric nursing. Easy referencing ensures that the set (encapsulating the integrated nursing course) is of immediate and practical use. This work discusses medical and surgical conditions from a nursing perspective. Volume One introduces certain basics of nursing theory and practice and it includes a section dealing with nursing-related services.

Clinical Skills Manual for Maternal & Child Nursing Care

Author: Marcia L. London

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 220

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This colorful skills atlas servers as a portable, quick-reference to the step-by-step nursing procedures nurses need to know. The manual guides you through more than 85 skills using full-color photographs and rationales. It also includes chapters on physical assessment, special pain management techniques, cardiorespiratory care, administration of medications, including intravenous access, and other information useful to nurses in the clinical setting. Margin boxes and tables with important safety issues, growth and development considerations, teaching for families, and clinical tips are throughout. Appendices provide information on growth grids and calculation of body surface area for medication administration.

The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures

Author: Lisa Dougherty,Sara Lister

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444343874

Category: Medical

Page: 1208

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Clinical skills procedures are a fundamental aspect of patient-centred nursing care. The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures, Professional Edition provides up-to-date, evidence-based clinical skills procedures related to every aspect of a person's care. Procedure guidelines are based on an appraisal of the latest research findings and advice from clinical experts, to enable students and qualified nurses to provide the best possible care. The manual provides the underlying theory and evidence for procedures enabling nurses to gain the confidence they need to become fully informed, skilled practitioners. The Eighth edition is organised in four sections which reflect the patient experience: Managing the patient journey, Supporting the patient with human functioning, Supporting the patient through the diagnostic process, Supporting the patient through treatment. It includes additional headings to make the text even more accessible and extra colour photos and diagrams. Nationally recognised as the essential guide to clinical nursing skills Includes step-by step procedures related to essential aspects of a patient's care Provides all the knowledge nurses need to be fully informed and practice accountably Enables nurses to deliver clinically effective, patient-focused care Clear, user friendly and easy to understand All procedures include the rationale for each action Evidence graded to help nurses assess its validity Online edition www.rmmonline.co.uk also available

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

Clinical Skills Manual for Maternity and Pediatric Nursing

Author: Marcia L London,Patricia W Ladewig,Michele Davidson,Jane W Ball,Ruth C Bindler

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134414063

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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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. The all-in-one resource for maternal-newborn and pediatric nursing skills Designed for both the nursing student and the practitioner, Clinical Skills Manual for Maternity and Pediatric Nursing can serve as both a text companion and an essential reference for step-by-step procedures in clinical settings. Showcasing more than 150 skills commonly performed on childbearing women, newborns, and children, this portable reference guides the reader through protective methods, pain assessment and management, administration of medicine and irrigation, physical assessment, and other information crucial to nurses using full-color photographs and rationales. Throughout the manual, boxes and tables highlight important safety issues, growth and development considerations, teaching for families, and clinical tips. Appendices provide information on growth grids and calculation of body surface area for medication administration.

Clinical Skills Manual for Pediatric Nursing

Caring for Children

Author: Ruth McGillis Bindler

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 181

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This portable reference to step-by-step pediatric nursing procedures guides the reader through 129 pediatric skills using full-color photographs and rationales. Coverage includes physical assessment, special pain management techniques, cardiorespiratory care, administration of medications (including intravenous access), and other information useful to nurses in the clincal setting.

Advanced Health Assessment of Women, Second Edition

Clinical Skills and Procedures

Author: Helen Carcio, MS, MEd, ANP-BC,Mimi Secor, MS, RN, CS, FNP

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826124272

Category: Medical

Page: 592

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This manual-style reference presents the clinical skills needed to assess health and provide care to women of all of ages, with systematic reviews of all aspects of female mental and bodily health. The authors and contributors comprehensively cover female reproduction, anatomy, and physiology as examined at the cellular level. Also discussed are developmental, psychological, and sociocultural dimensions of women. Offering an integrated approach to women's health care, the authors delineate the roles and functions of various health care providers serving female patients, including physician's assistants, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners. The chapters present assessment strategies that are on the leading edge of the expanded role of the advanced practice clinician. The chapter authors provide full, in-depth discussions of each assessment skill and technique as well as an understanding of the rationale behind each assessment. Key Topics Discussed: Health assessment: physical examinations, assessment of pregnant women, and assessment and clinical evaluation of obesity in women Female Reproduction: anatomy, physiology, and the reproductive cycle Contraceptive devices: the diaphragm, intrauterine contraception, and contraceptive implants Assessment of women at risk: domestic violence, STIs, and sexual assault Assessment of the infertile woman: initial evaluations, donor insemination, and more

Critical Care Manual of Clinical Procedures and Competencies

Author: Jane Mallett,John Albarran,Annette Richardson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118496132

Category: Medical

Page: 592

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This manual is aimed at all healthcare practitioners, from novice to expert, who care for the critically ill patient, recognising that different disciplines contribute to the provision of effective care and that essential knowledge and skills are shared by all practitioners. It provides evidence-based guidelines on core critical care procedures and includes a comprehensive competency framework and specific competencies to enable practitioners to assess their abilities and expertise. Each chapter provides a comprehensive overview, beginning with basic principles and progressing to more complex ideas, to support practitioners to develop their knowledge, skills and competencies in critical care.

Oxford American Handbook of Clinical Medicine

Author: John A. Flynn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019974825X

Category: Medical

Page: 784

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Written by leading American practitioners, the Oxford American Handbooks of Medicine each offer a pocket-sized overview of an entire specialty, featuring instant access to guidance on the conditions that are most likely to be encountered. Precise and prescriptive, the handbooks offer up-to-date advice on examination, investigations, common procedures, and in-patient care. These books will be invaluable resources for residents and students, as well as a useful reference for practitioners. The most popular medical handbook in the world, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine, is a dependable manual geared for ultra-quick reference any time. At almost 900 pages, it is comprehensive enough to serve as a mini-text in clinical medicine, yet it is thin and light and uses concise, bulleted text, quick reference tabs, four-color presentation, and bookmark ribbons to help provide fast answers on the ward. Written by a team of authors from the acclaimed Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, this new Handbook presents the basics of clinical medicine for students, residents, nurses, and anyone wanting a succinct, comprehensive, and affordable volume in the proven format of the Oxford Handbook Series. Why choose the Oxford American Handbook of Clinical Medicine? The design.... The Oxford American Handbook of Clinical Medicine uses a unique flexicover design that's durable and practical. Compact, light, and fits in your pocket! Also has quick reference tabs, four-color presentation, and bookmark ribbons to help provide fast answers. The iPhone App.... An intuitive iPhone application has been designed for the Handbook with the objective of allowing professional users to access the precise information they need or reference content with a three-click action. Available at http://itunes.com/apps/oxfordamericanhandbookofclinicalmedicine The interior layout.... The Oxford American Handbook of Clinical Medicine is a quick reference in a small, innovative package. With one to two topics per page, it provides easy access and the emergency sections are in red to stand out. Icons throughout aid quick reference. The information.... The Oxford American Handbook of Clinical Medicine succinctly covers all the essential topics in a one or two-page spread format with colored headings that break up the text and provide a logical structure for readers of all levels. Common clinical questions are answered clearly and extensively. The history.... Oxford University Press is known around the world for excellence, tradition, and innovation. These handbooks are among the best selling in the world. The price.... You get an extremely useful tool at a great value!

Illustrated Manual of Nursing Practice

Author: N.A

Publisher: Springhouse Corporation

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 1460

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Clinical material is organized by body system, with each chapter providing fully illustrated anatomy and physiology, assessment techniques, diagnostic test data, nursing diagnoses with sample plans of care, information on major disorders, patient-teaching guidelines, treatments, and related patient care. This edition provides updates on more than 1,500 disorders, tests, procedures, and treatments, including information on cardiovascular drugs, AIDS and hypertension classifications, peptic ulcers, and CPR guidelines. Nurses find more detailed information on drugs and professional issues, an added chapter on documentation, and an expanded chapter on the nursing process. Contributors include renowned nurse educators, researchers, and practitioners.

Um Leben und Tod

Ein Hirnchirurg erzählt vom Heilen, Hoffen und Scheitern - Ein SPIEGEL-Buch

Author: Henry Marsh

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641153700

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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Bekenntnisse eines Hirnchirurgen Wie arbeitet ein Hirnchirurg? Wie fühlt es sich an, in das Organ zu schneiden, mit dem Menschen denken und träumen? Wie geht man damit um, wenn das Leben eines Patienten von der eigenen Heilkunst abhängt? Und wie, wenn man scheitert? Mehr noch als in anderen Bereichen der Medizin ist es in der Hirnchirurgie so gut wie unmöglich, nie einem Patienten zu schaden, denn Operationen am Innersten des Menschen sind immer mit unkalkulierbaren Risiken verbunden. Henry Marsh, einer der besten Neurochirurgen Großbritanniens, erzählt beeindruckend offen, selbstkritisch und humorvoll von den Ausnahmesituationen, die seinen Arbeitsalltag ausmachen. Seine Geschichten handeln vom Heilen und Helfen, vom Hoffen und Scheitern, von fatalen Fehlern und von der Schwierigkeit, die richtige Entscheidung zu treffen.

Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Skills

Author: Sudha C. Patel,Kim A. Jakopac

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 144961356X

Category: Medical

Page: 544

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Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Skills guides nursing students and practicing nurses towards enhancing fundamental psychiatric nursing skills competency in specific assessment and interventions for the selected psychiatric disorders. A nursing skill book in a manual format, this text is handy at the clinical site and encourages readers to translate their theoretical knowledge and psychiatric nursing skills into clinical practice. Topics include therapeutic communication techniques, assessment and interventions for depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and suicide attempts, and crisis management skills for psychiatric emergencies. Included in the appendices are essential insights into ego defense mechanisms, Erickson’s Psychosocial Developmental Stages, Freud’s Stages of Psychosexual Development, and Piaget’s Stages of Cognitive Development.

Juta's manual of nursing

Author: Nelouise Geyer,Anne Young

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9780702180323

Category: Nurses

Page: 694

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Completely updated to include the latest developments in the field of Nursing Science, this second edition covers the topics required for both Fundamental and General Nursing Science; this makes it suitable for the categories of Nursing Auxiliary, Staff Nurse and for the fundamentals of nursing for Professional Nurses. The manual has a strong community-based focus. It introduces the nurse to the fundamentals of nursing and is extremely practical, encouraging problem solving both in the clinic and in the community. Each chapter has tutorial-type questions to stimulate discussion and personal research. Key Features: This updated edition includes a chapter on the important topic of Informatics; The text is outcomes-based so that students understand the focus of each chapter; Numerous line drawings expand on difficult concepts; It covers the new curriculum; therefore lecturers can be assured the book will meet their needs; Summaries of key ethical and legal considerations in each chapter highlight these important aspects; The content encourages the development of problem-solving skills so that the nurse can deal with problems as they arise in the community/clinic environment; Self-assessment and discussion topics throughout the text test what has been learnt.

Fast Facts for the New Nurse Practitioner, Second Edition

What You Really Need to Know in a Nutshell

Author: Dr. Nadine M. Aktan, PhD, RN, FNP-BC,Nadine M. Aktan

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826130429

Category: Medical

Page: 202

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What type of degree do I need to become a nurse practitioner? How do I choose the right clinical preceptor? How can I best prepare for my first year of practice? Written for those considering NP practice, current NP students, and newly certified NPs alike, this quick, easy-to-use manual covers everything there is to know about transitioning into the NP role, its rewards, and its challenges. This second edition includes several new chapters, covering electronic health records, the impact of health care reform, promoting the NP role, and choosing a doctoral program. All of the original chapters have been revised or expanded, with updated key points, tables, and vignettes supplying cutting-edge knowledge and skills to help new NPs excel. The only resource of its kind, this book guides the reader through the entire process of becoming an NP, from the initial decision to the selection of the right educational program to licensure. It discusses the contractual relationship with institutions and related health providers, along with legal and administrative issues. Currently practicing NPs offer words of wisdom on how to survive the first year of practice, and stories from the author and her colleagues provide an intimate look at everyday realities. Organized for easy access to information and filled with humor, the book features learning objectives, quizzes, checklists to facilitate decision making, and other helpful tools. Fast Facts in a Nutshell boxes highlight need-to-know information, and useful tips and resource lists provide information on scholarships, certification, professional organizations, and networking. New to the Second Edition: The dos and don’ts of electronic health records Surviving health care reform today and tomorrow Marketing the NP role to the nursing profession, employers, and the public The terminal degree in nursing: PhD, EdD, or DNP? Revised and expanded information in all chapters Updated key points, vignettes, and tables Nadine M. Aktan, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, received her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in nursing from Rutgers University College of Nursing and Graduate School in New Brunswick and Newark, New Jersey. She is currently chairperson and associate professor at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey, teaching future nurses and nurse practitioners. She also practices as a family nurse practitioner at the Immedicenter, an urgent care/family practice with locations in Clifton, Bloomfield, and Totowa, New Jersey, and as a maternal–child community health nurse for Valley Home Care in Paramus, New Jersey.

Clinical Skills for Enrolled Division 2 Nurses

Author: Joanne Tollefson,Toni Bishop,Eugenie Jelly,Gayle Watson,Karen Tambree

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0170197182

Category: Clinical competence

Page: 281

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Essential Clinical Skills is a clinical skills text and workbook designed specifically for use by Enrolled Nursing students throughout Australia. Written to match the HLT07 Training Package requirements, each skill matches the relevant competency as set out by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council in the ANMC National Competency Standards for the Enrolled Nurse (2002). The text clearly and succinctly explains each key clinical skill and provides a structured format for students to undertake many of the skills taught in HLT43407 Certificate IV in Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing) and HLT51607 Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing). Using this text, students and instructors are able to translate their skills and knowledge into demonstrable competencies that fulfil the required standards.