The Handbook for Nurse Associates and Assistant Practitioners

Author: Gillian Rowe,Chris Counihan,Scott Ellis,Deborah Gee,Kevin Graham,Michelle Henderson,Janette Barnes,Jade Carter-Bennett

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 152641760X

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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Written specifically for students who are undertaking a foundation degree or higher level apprenticeship in healthcare practice, or for those studying for the new nurse associate role, this book provides readers with the core knowledge and skills, giving them a springboard to further study. Key features include: a one-stop shop for the course including a broad range of topics such as study skills, professional development, infection control and health promotion, health sciences, mental health, learning disabilities, children and families, clinical case studies throughout to show how theory relates to real-life practice different levels of activity to help students ‘step up learning’ whether they are at level 4 or 5 Written by a wide range of authors with both experience in practice and in running degrees in nursing and health, the book is essential reading for all healthcare support workers, assistant practitioners and nurse associates.

Caring for Children with Special Healthcare Needs and Their Families

A Handbook for Healthcare Professionals

Author: Linda L. Eddy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118517970

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 6195

Caring for Children with Special Healthcare Needs and TheirFamilies: A Handbook for Healthcare Professionals provides aguide for addressing the challenges of providing optimal generaland routine care for the special needs population. More thanjust caring for the patients, the text stresses the importance ofcaring for their families as well. The book begins with chapters on common aspects of thispopulation, including physical or sensory disabilities anddevelopmental and learning disabilities. Subsequent chaptersexpound on more specific topics related to communication, mobility,emotional issues, quality of life, and end-of-life. Caring for Children with Special Healthcare Needs and TheirFamilies is a must-have book for family and pediatricnurse practitioners, registered nurses, healthcare technicians,physician assistants and social services professionals who seethese patients regularly as part of their daily patient load.

Clinical Delegation Skills: A Handbook for Professional Practice

Author: Ruth Hansten,Marilynn Jackson

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763755796

Category: Medical

Page: 435

View: 9695

"The Fourth Edition has been completely revised and updated and reflects all new delegation laws and policies, current evidence-based research that supports the efficacy of team work and delegation in clinical settings, unit-based care delivery modalities, step by step methods to stay safe while using assistive personnel, new information on Magnet Status for hospitals, and an entirely new resource section."--BOOK JACKET.

Glutenfrei leben für Dummies

Author: Danna Korn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 352766839X

Category: Cooking

Page: 319

View: 8512

Das Buch umfasst alles Wissenswerte von der Diagnose bis zum Leben mit Zöliakie. Die Autorin macht auf die Risiken aufmerksam und gibt wertvolle Tipps für ein erfülltes Leben trotz Zöliakie. Sie erfahren, worauf Sie bei der Nahrungszubereitung achten müssen, wo Sie glutenfreie Nahrungsmittel erwerben und wie Sie im Supermarktregal glutenhaltige von glutenfreier Nahrung unterscheiden können. Über 50 Rezepte der Deutschen Zöliakie Gesellschaft e.V. zu Frühstück, Snacks, Hauptspeisen, Desserts und Salate runden das Buch ab.

Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice

Author: Barbara Montgomery Dossey,Lynn Keegan

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449659594

Category: Medical

Page: 785

View: 3586

Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice guides nurses in the art and science of holistic nursing and offers ways of thinking, practicing, and responding to bring healing to the forefront of health care. Using self-assessments, relaxation, imagery nutrition, and exercise, it presents expanded strategies for enhancing psychophysiology. The Fifth Edition has been completely revised and updated with new chapters, including one on evidence-based practice.

All Creation is Groaning

An Interdisciplinary Vision for Life in a Sacred Universe

Author: Carol J. Dempsey,Russell A. Butkus

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814659328

Category: Religion

Page: 313

View: 6042

This multi-academic perspective on contemporary environmental issues reminds us of our oneness with the natural world and what that calls us to as moral creatures. Fashioned as a series of stories based on the model of biblical narrative, these seemingly multivalent voices and perspectives are joined together with biblical stories, references, and theological reflection to create in All Creation Is Groaning a seamless story that is both provocative and revelatory. All Creation Is Groaning provides a clear vision of living life in a sacred universe. This vision is linked to the biblical vision of justice and righteousness for all of creation, and humankind?s responsibility to hasten the vision through a call to ethical practice. Critical and hermeneutical, this book reflects an interdisciplinary approach so as to ?build bridges of understanding between the Bible and contemporary disciplines.? Chapters are ?Stories from the Heart,? ?New Ways of Knowing and Being Known,? ?An Islamic Perspective on the Environment,? ?Christian Values, Technology, and the Environment Crisis,? ?Feeding the Hungry and Protecting the Environment,? ?Mental Cartography in a Time of Environmental Crisis,? ?Toward an Understanding of International Geopolitics and the Environment,? ?Sustainability: An Eco-Theological Analysis,? ?The Stewardship of Natural and Human Resources,? ?Development of Environmental Responsibility in Children,? ?An Ecological View of Elders and Their Families: Needs for the Twenty-First Century,? ?Symphonies of Nature: Creation and Re-creation,? ?A Sense of Place,? and ?Hope Amidst Crisis: A Prophetic Vision of Cosmic Redemption.? ?Editors and contributors should be commended for the daring contribution to a volume that can be formidably used at undergraduate institutions where students experience firsthand the variety of disciplines and subjects represented in this volume.? Ecotheology"Fourteen essays, each of which could stand alone, are drawn together and unified by means of a biblical passage chosen and theological reflection written specifically for each chapter." Commonweal ?We are deeply in the debt of this impressive collegium. The book is of value for its parts, and more so in the clarity with which its sum is more than its parts.? Walter Brueggemann Columbia Theological Seminary". . . these essays knit the university together in an interconnected community of discourse that itself witnesses to seeing creation as an interconnected community of life. The result is an impressive contribution to growing ecological consciousness and concern.? Rosemary Radford Ruether"All Creation Is Groaning is . . . a magnificent resource, which approaches commitment to the Earth from an astonishing variety of perspectives, yet offers a common faith-filled view which inspires hope and commitment.? Denis Edwards Flinders University". . . this collection of essays is a unique example of the marvelous insights that can be achieved from an interdisciplinary venture that weaves together rather than compartmentalizes perspectives of theology and philosophy, literature and the arts, physical and social sciences, and business. What a wonderful way to learn about the marvelous work of which we are a part.? Dianne Bergant, C.S.A. Catholic Theological Union

EKG auf einen Blick

Author: John R. Hampton

Publisher: Elsevier,Urban&FischerVerlag

ISBN: 9783437410925


Page: 137

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EKG auf einen Blick (vorher "EKG leicht gemacht") bietet eine schnelle Einführung in die EKG-Befundung. Viele Abbildungen und knapper, prägnanter Text zeigen die Entstehung von normalem EKG sowie häufigen und wichtigen pathologischen Veränderungen und wie man sie erkennt. Wichtige Inhalte sind in Merke-Kästen hervorgehoben. Zahlreiche Beispiel- und Übungs-EKGs mit ausführlicher Befundung verdeutlichen die Inhalte und dienen zur Lernkontrolle. Übersicht der wichtigen Parameter in eigenem Kapitel.

A Handbook of Ophthalmic Standards and Procedures

Author: Lynn Ring,Miriam Okoro

Publisher: M&K Update Ltd

ISBN: 1910451517

Category: Medical

Page: 188

View: 3859

This handbook of ophthalmic nursing standards and procedures has been developed to assist healthcare professionals working in a wide range of ophthalmic settings, and also to provide the patient with safe and consistent ophthalmic nursing care. Ophthalmic care is constantly changing and progressing, with new technical roles being introduced all the time. The authors discovered within their own unit that new healthcare professionals, both registered and non-registered, were often shown slightly different ways of doing things by more experienced members of the team, which led to confusion. They felt it was a bit like driving; bad habits can easily slip into everyday practice. For this reason, they developed standards of care to act as a benchmark for the ophthalmic practitioner. Written in response to a widely expressed need for greater clarity and consistency, this highly regarded book offers a comprehensive one-stop resource for all ophthalmic practitioners, whether they are registered nurses, healthcare assistants or ophthalmic technicians. This new edition has been revised to make the text even clearer and bring all the guidance up to date, covering communication, visual acuity testing, ocular medications, the ophthalmic outpatient department, biometry, the ophthalmic accident and emergency department, the slit lamp and tonometry, additional standards using specific equipment, and suggested documentation for providing evidence of development and competence. Sections include: Communication Visual Acuity Testing Ocular Medications The Ophthalmic Outpatient Department Biometry The Ophthalmic Accident and Emergency Department Slit Lamp and Tonometry Additional Standards Using Specific Equipment Next Steps Using Standards

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills in Adult Nursing

Author: Jacqueline Randle,Frank Coffey,Martyn Bradbury

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199211043

Category: Medical

Page: 679

View: 9227

Fast access to concise, targeted information on all essential aspects of clinical skills in nursing Written by experienced nurses and packed full of up-to-the minute guidance and information An indispensable companion for practising and student nurses in a variety of care settings Patient centred, evidence-based and in line with the latest guidelines Includes practice tips and pitfalls to aid patient careIncreasingly nurses are developing and extending their clinical skills into areas that were once considered only for doctors. With the rise of post-registration clinical skills courses, advanced practitioners, and the new medical assistant roles, it is anticipated that future professional practice will involve more emphasis on clinical skills for nurses.The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills in Adult Nursing provides a practical, easily accessible, concise and evidence-based guide to all the essential elements of clinical skills for nursing practice in one portable format. The first section deals with the principles underlying patient assessment, and professional issues relating to clinical skills in order to help practitioners perform procedures safely and competently. This is followed by chapters on generic skills such as communication, hygiene and comfort, infection control, intravenous access, and care of the theatre patient. There are separate sections on drug administration and emergency and high dependency care. The book then takes a systems-based approach to the care of patients covering the key concepts which underpin all good nursing practice, including the social and psychological aspects of nursing. Information is included on how to relate the principles of clinical skills to different groups such as the elderly and the mentally ill, which will have relevance to practitioners whether in a hospital or community setting.A unique and comprehensive guide to clinical skills in nursing, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills in Adult Nursing will help nurses and other health care workers to perform clinical skills safely and competently. Readership: Nursing students in pre-registration diploma, degree and masters level degree programmes; registered nurses at staff nurse, advanced and specialist level and charge nurse/sister level; registered nurses undertaking post-registration education programmes.

Handbook of Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Spinal Medicine for Nurses and Advanced Practice Health Professionals

Author: Michael Wang,Andrea Strayer,Odette Harris,Cathy Rosenberg,Praveen Mummaneni

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1498719449

Category: Medical

Page: 558

View: 6617

This practical handbook allows nurses, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, and allied health professionals practicing in the fields of neurosurgery, neurology, and spinal care to quickly review essentials while in the work environment. It emphasizes procedural steps and critical elements in patient management, including intensive care, the neurological examination, differential diagnoses, and pain management. Written by a multidisciplinary team of experts, the handbook is expected to become a well-worn companion and essential aid to the busy practitioner.

A Practical Guide to Medicine Administration

Author: Rebecca Hayley Venables,Karen Anne Gunnell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351402161

Category: Medical

Page: 106

View: 1205

It is important that medicines are administered correctly, in order to provide correct drug doses, yet not all healthcare professionals are expert in the area. This accessible book provides a definitive guide to best practice in administering medicinal formulations. Acting as a quick reference handbook for administration techniques in both the simulated and real practice environment, the book enables readers to advise patients on the correct use of their formulation. It covers the following formulation types: oral topical ocular aural nasal inhaled transdermal patches vaginal rectal. A Practical Guide to Medicines Administration is a key resource for both student and practising pharmacists who counsel and advise patients on the use of their medicines. It will also be a useful reference for nurses, nursing associates, assistant practitioners and healthcare assistants.

Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations, 3 Volume Set

Author: American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM)

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470649194

Category: Medical

Page: 650

View: 6849

Continuing its superiority in the health care risk management field, this sixth edition of The Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations is written by the key practitioners and consultant in the field. It contains more practical chapters and health care examples and additional material on methods and techniques of risk reduction and management. It also revises the structure of the previous edition, and focuses on operational and organizational structure rather than risk areas and functions. The three volumes are written using a practical and user-friendly approach.

Nursing Diagnosis Handbook - E-Book

An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care

Author: Betty J. Ackley,Gail B. Ladwig

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032307152X

Category: Medical

Page: 960

View: 7046

Use this convenient resource to formulate nursing diagnoses and create individualized care plans! Updated with the most recent NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses, Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care, 9th Edition shows you how to build customized care plans using a three-step process: assess, diagnose, and plan care. It includes suggested nursing diagnoses for over 1,300 client symptoms, medical and psychiatric diagnoses, diagnostic procedures, surgical interventions, and clinical states. Authors Elizabeth Ackley and Gail Ladwig use Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) and Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) information to guide you in creating care plans that include desired outcomes, interventions, patient teaching, and evidence-based rationales. Promotes evidence-based interventions and rationales by including recent or classic research that supports the use of each intervention. Unique! Provides care plans for every NANDA-I approved nursing diagnosis. Includes step-by-step instructions on how to use the Guide to Nursing Diagnoses and Guide to Planning Care sections to create a unique, individualized plan of care. Includes pediatric, geriatric, multicultural, and home care interventions as necessary for plans of care. Includes examples of and suggested NIC interventions and NOC outcomes in each care plan. Allows quick access to specific symptoms and nursing diagnoses with alphabetical thumb tabs. Unique! Includes a Care Plan Constructor on the companion Evolve website for hands-on practice in creating customized plans of care. Includes the new 2009-2011 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses including 21 new and 8 revised diagnoses. Illustrates the Problem-Etiology-Symptom format with an easy-to-follow, colored-coded box to help you in formulating diagnostic statements. Explains the difference between the three types of nursing diagnoses. Expands information explaining the difference between actual and potential problems in performing an assessment. Adds detailed information on the multidisciplinary and collaborative aspect of nursing and how it affects care planning. Shows how care planning is used in everyday nursing practice to provide effective nursing care.

Handbook of Health Social Work

Author: Sarah Gehlert,Teri Browne

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118115910

Category: Political Science

Page: 720

View: 5288

Praise for HANDBOOK of HEALTH SOCIAL WORK SECOND EDITION "Handbook of Health Social Work, Second Edition is a crucial addition for seasoned practitioners' libraries, as well as an essential foundation for fledgling social workers ready to enter health as a practice and research area." –From the Foreword by Suzanne Heurtin-Roberts, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services "The book's strengths include the high quality of writing and the expertise of its contributors. It covers the field of health social work in significant depth and is sure to leave readers well informed." –Mary Sormanti, PhD, MSW, Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia University School of Social Work "Quite simply, this is the definitive volume for health and social work. In this second edition, Gehlert and Browne and their expert contributors have confidently managed to keep pace with current theory and empirical research across a wide range of subject matter that will be of interest to practitioners, educators, and researchers." –Michael Vaughn, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, School of Public Health, and Department of Public Policy Studies, Saint Louis University Thoroughly revised and updated, the only comprehensive handbook of its kind covering the diverse field of health social work Now in its Second Edition, Handbook of Health Social Work provides a comprehensive and evidence-based overview of contemporary social work practice in health care. Written from a wellness perspective, the chapters cover practice and research areas ranging from chronic disorders to infectious disease, from physical to mental disorders, and all areas in between. An excellent resource preparing social workers for the present and future challenges of practice in the field of health care, the Handbook of Health Social Work, Second Edition features discussion on: New trends in social work and health care, including genetics, transdisciplinary care, as well as national and state changes in policy Health social work and children The wide array of roles performed by social workers in health-care settings Ethical issues and decision making in a variety of arenas Understanding of community factors in health social work Edited by two respected leaders in the field of health social work, this second edition includes contributions from a diverse team of notable experts, researchers, and scholars addressing multiple theoretical foundations, models, issues, and dilemmas for the social worker in health care. The resulting resource offers both a foundation for social work practice in health care and a guide for strategy, policy, and program development in proactive and actionable terms.

Core Curriculum for Holistic Nursing

Author: Mary G. Helming,Cynthia C. Barrere,Deborah Shields,Karen Avino

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9781284035834

Category: Medical

Page: 407

View: 9178

Published In Partnership With The American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA), Core Curriculum For Holistic Nursing, Second Edition Is An Excellent Resource For Nurses Preparing To Become Certified In Holistic Nursing. The First Study Guide Of Its Kind, It Features More Than 380 Questions And A Foreword Written By Barbara Montgomery Dossey. In Addition, It Covers All Major Holistic Nursing Areas With The Most Current AHNA/ANA Holistic Nursing Scope & Standards Of Practice. Topics Include Principles Of Holistic Nursing Leadership, Educational Strategies For Teaching Students About The Relationship Between Quality Improvement And Patient-Centered Care, Holistic Research, Evidence-Based Holistic Nursing Practice, Appropriate Theory To Guide Holistic Nursing Practice, And Information About Common Herbs And Supplements. With Both Basic And Advanced Questions And Answers In Each Chapter, Core Curriculum For Holistic Nursing, Second Edition Gives Nurses The Opportunity To Test Their Knowledge While Gaining Valuable Test Taking Experience. New Chapters Include: * Nursing: Integral, Integrative And Holistic: Local To Global * Holistic Nursing: Scope And Standards Of Practice * Holistic Leadership * Nurse Coaching * Facilitating Change: Motivational Interviewing And Appreciative Inquiry * Evidence-Based Practice * Teaching Future Holistic Nurses: Integration Of Holistic And Quality Safety Education (QSEN) Concepts For Nurses Who Want A Detailed Study Guide To Holistic Nursing, It Is A Natural Companion To Holistic Nursing: A Handbook For Practice, Sixth Edition By Barbara Montgomery Dossey And Lynn Keegan. Included With Each New Print Book Is An Online Access Code For Navigate Testprep, A Dynamic Online Assessment Tool Designed To Help Nurses Prepare For Certification Examinations. * Randomized Questions From The Book Create New Exams On Each Attempt * Monitors Results On Practice Examinations With Score And Time Tracking * Reporting Tools Evaluate Progress And Results

The Preceptor’s Handbook for Supervising Physician Assistants

Author: Randy Danielsen,Ruth Ballweg,Linda Vorvick

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763773611

Category: Medical

Page: 218

View: 2115

The Preceptor's Handbook for Supervising Physician Assistants is a guide for clinical preceptors of physician assistant (PA) students during their education and for physicians who supervise PAs in their practice. This handbook encompasses the experiences and passion of four dedicated PA educators with more than 100 years of experience. This resource addresses current practice as well as future projections, and provides guidance for new styles of supervision in evolving healthcare systems and home care/geriatrics. With coverage of issues including supervision in the team environment as well as individual practice, this resource will provide the physician and physician assistant with information and skills for becoming an excellent preceptor for students and an outstanding supervising clinician for graduate PAs. Features Case Studies Job Descriptions Performance Agreements Evaluation Tools Professional Improvement Plans

Black Flagged Alpha


Author: Steven Konkoly

Publisher: Luzifer-Verlag

ISBN: 3958352472

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 6595

Black Flagged Alpha ist der Auftakt einer kompromisslosen, hochexplosiven Action-Reihe im Stil der Fernsehserie 24, die in den USA bereits über eine halbe Million Leser begeisterte. "Ein extremer Adrenalinrausch." [] Inhalt: Daniel Petrovich ist Agent des BLACK FLAG-Programms, und vielleicht der gefährlichste Mann, den das Geheimprojekt des Verteidigungsministeriums hervorgebracht hat. Sein Job bringt es mit sich, dass er Geheimnisse kennt, die in den Tiefen des Pentagon verborgen liegen, und von denen kaum jemand etwas weiß. Dann wird Petrivich erpresst – eine letzte Mission, ein letzter Auftrag. Doch was ein Routine-Auftrag sein soll, lässt sein mühsam aufgebautes "normales" Leben in wenigen Augenblicken wie ein Kartenhaus zusammenfallen. Nun wird er gnadenlos gejagt. Einzig seine Fähigkeiten können ihn jetzt noch retten. Die dunkle Seite seines Lebens. Eine Seite, in der es keine Grenzen gibt – und keine Loyalitäten. Der Wettlauf gegen die Uhr beginnt ...