Alexander's Nursing Practice

Author: Christine Brooker,Maggie Nicol

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 9780702031526

Category: Medical

Page: 979

View: 4412

This title is now available under ISBN 9780702031526. The most comprehensive UK Adult Nursing core text, now in its fourth edition, for the next generation of nurses. This best-selling textbook has been fully revised by a team of experienced nurses for nurses focusing on the issues that are important to them. It provides a comprehensive source of the knowledge and skills required for competent, evidence-based nursing practice. High quality nursing care is patient-centred, knowledgeable and based on the best available evidence. This book will help you to achieve that. Printed book plus PageburstT access - you will receive a printed book and access to the complete book content electronically. PageburstT enhances learning by not only bringing world class content to your fingertips but also letting you add to it, annotate it, and categorize it all in a way that suits you. PageburstT frees you to spend more time learning and less time searching.

Nursing Practice

Hospital and Home : the Adult

Author: Margaret F. Alexander,Josephine N. Fawcett,Phyllis J. Runciman

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 9780443074578

Category: Medical

Page: 1266

View: 4833

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. The most comprehensive UK Adult Nursing core text, is now in its third edition, for the next generation of nurses. It has been revised and updated to present the knowledge and skills required for competent, evidence-based nursing practice, whilst maintaining the thorough approach that was welcomed in the first two editions.

Adult Nursing Practice

Using evidence in care

Author: Ian Bullock,Jill Macleod Clark,Joanne Rycroft-Malone

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191631183

Category: Medical

Page: 560

View: 3058

Adult Nursing Practice: Using evidence in care enables today's students and newly qualified nurses develop the knowledge and skills they need to deliver, and lead care tomorrow. Reflecting the principles of evidence-based care in line with the current NMC competencies, this textbook helps students learn to manage patients with common conditions and fundamental health needs so they can provide the best possible evidence-based care. Written, and edited by leading nurses from practice, education and research, it focuses on common diseases, fundamental health needs, and symptoms that nurses' encounter in daily practice. Conditions are clearly explained so that the causes of ill health are easily understood. Every chapter covers pathophysiology, indicates the key priorities for nursing assessment, and discusses 'what the evidence says', before considering nursing management options. Throughout the authors' clear signposts to trustworthy evidence mean that students can effortlessly select the best nursing interventions for their patients using the current available evidence-base. The ideal guide for students preparing for registration and newly qualified staff going through preceptorship, it is packed with over 115 illustrations and lots of features to bring the subject to life and make learning easier: BLNursing assessment illustrations outline challenges caused by common diseases in a helpful and memorable way, highlighting issues that need assessment BLRed flag icons indicate the warning signs of deterioration and urgent questions are listed that can be used for assessment and monitoring BLCase studies of effective evidence-based interventions show the difference that high quality nursing care makes BLCross references between common conditions' causes and managing related health needs and symptoms develop understanding by clearly linking pathophysiology with nursing management options BLTheory into practice boxes further enhance learning through suggested activities, such as exploring key evidence, considering major practice issues or applying core knowledge while out on placement BLOnline resource centre at www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/orc/bullock /. Filled with interactive and useful e-learning resources to help students test their learning, keep up-to-date with the latest evidence and further expand their knowledge, it features: BLClinical decision making scenarios BLQuiz questions BLUpdates to content BLHyperlinked references BLimages from the book BLLecturer resources

Transitions in Nursing

Preparing for Professional Practice

Author: Esther Chang,John Daly

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729583554

Category: Medical

Page: 372

View: 7844

Chang and Daly’s highly respected text assists students when preparing for their first nursing role by addressing key issues such as: Team work Organisational culture Stress management Communication skills Professional development strategies Self-care. NEW chapters: - Evidence-based practice/knowledge translation: a practical guide; - Establishing and maintaining a professional identity: portfolios and career progression; - Transition into practice: the regulatory framework for nursing Stronger focus on organisational culture, clinical reasoning, conflict resolution, skills and competencies, and requirements of professional portfolios Updated Recommended Readings and revised Case Study Reflective Questions All chapters have been updated to reflect current practice.

Tabbner's Nursing Care

Theory and Practice

Author: Gabby Koutoukidis,Kate Stainton,Jodie Hughson

Publisher: Elsevier Australia

ISBN: 0729541142

Category: Medical

Page: 1082

View: 8243

A vital member of the health care team, the contemporary enrolled nurse faces increasing challenges and an increasing level of responsibility. Written specifically for Australian and New Zealand enrolled nurse students, this long awaited new edition reflects the changes and challenges in contemporary enrolled nurse practice as well as the additions and modifications that are occurring in nursing curricula. Tabbner's Nursing Care: Theory and Practice 5th edition has been written, reviewed and edited by the people who educate the enrolled nurse and continues to provide enrolled nurse students with the most comprehensive resource available.

Approach to Internal Medicine

A Resource Book for Clinical Practice

Author: David Hui,Alexander A. Leung,Raj Padwal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319118218

Category: Medical

Page: 542

View: 2336

This fully updated 4th Edition of provides an integrated symptom- and issue-based approach with easy access to high yield clinical information. For each topic, carefully organized sections on different diagnoses, investigations, and treatments are designed to facilitate patient care and examination preparation. Numerous clinical pearls and comparison tables are provided to help enhance learning, and international units (US and metric) are used to facilitate application in everyday clinical practice. The book covers many highly important, rarely discussed topics in medicine (e.g., smoking cessation, obesity, transfusion reactions, needle stick injuries, code status discussion, interpretation of gram stain, palliative care), and new chapters on end-of-life care and depression have been added. The fourth edition includes many reader-friendly improvements such as better formatting, intuitive ordering of chapters, and incorporation of the most recent guidelines for each topic. Approach to Internal Medicine continues to serve as an essential reference for every medical student, resident, fellow, practicing physician, nurse, and physician assistant.

New Dimensions in Women's Health

Author: Linda Lewis Alexander,William Alexander,Judith H. LaRosa,Helaine Bader

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 128408843X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 474

View: 7006

Appropriate for undergraduate students studying health education, nursing and women's studies, New Dimensions in Women's Health, Seventh Edition is a comprehensive, modern text that offers students the tools to understand the health of women of all cultures, races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, and sexual orientations.

Infusion Nursing - E-Book

An Evidence-Based Approach

Author: Infusion Nurses Society,Ann Corrigan,Lisa Gorski,Judy Hankins,Roxanne Perucca,Mary Alexander

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455710067

Category: Medical

Page: 625

View: 2939

With a new focus on evidence-based practice, the 3rd edition of this authoritative reference covers every aspect of infusion therapy and can be applied to any clinical setting. Completely updated content brings you the latest advances in equipment, technology, best practices, guidelines, and patient safety. Other key topics include quality management, ethical and legal issues, patient education, and financial considerations. Ideal as a practical clinical reference, this essential guide is also a perfect review tool for the CRNI examination. Authored by the Infusion Nurses Society, this highly respected reference sets the standard for infusion nursing practice. Coverage of all 9 core areas of INS certification makes this a valuable review resource for the examination. Material progresses from basic to advanced to help new practitioners build a solid foundation of knowledge before moving on to more advanced topics. Each chapter focuses on a single topic and can serve as a stand-alone reference for busy nursing professionals. Expanded coverage of infusion therapy equipment, product selection, and evaluation help you provide safe, effective care. A separate chapter on infusion therapy across the continuum offers valuable guidance for treating patients with infusion therapy needs in outpatient, long-term, and home-care, as well as hospice and ambulatory care centers. Extensive information on specialties addresses key areas such as oncology, pain management, blood components, and parenteral nutrition. An evidence-based approach and new Focus on Evidence boxes throughout the book emphasize the importance of research in achieving the best possible patient outcomes. The user-friendly design highlights essential information in handy boxes, tables, and lists for quick access. Completely updated coverage ensures you are using the most current infusion therapy guidelines available.

Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning

Author: Rhoads,Sandra Wiggins Petersen

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284105377

Category: Medical

Page: 478

View: 5339

Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning, Third Edition covers the diagnostic reasoning process that providers must follow when assessing an actual case. The text outlines each step of the health assessment process and further demonstrates the link between health history and physical examination. It also provides the healthcare professional with the essential data needed to formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan. New Online Course! Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning, Third Edition features Navigate Premier Access, a robust online course complete with interactive lectures, eBook with health assessment videos and audio clips, syllabus, instructor resource guide, image bank, practice activities, discussion questions, and testing items. Key Features: • Outlines the health assessment and diagnostic reasoning process for a nurse practitioner assessing a new patient • Provides the essential data needed to formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan • Covers the anatomy and physiology of each system • Includes coverage of specific populations (pediatric, pregnancy, geriatric) • Navigate 2 Premier Access

Pathophysiology, Homeostasis and Nursing

Author: Tonks Fawcett,Roger Watson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136475540

Category: Medical

Page: 128

View: 5084

Nursing students quite often find it difficult to relate what they learn with respect to normal and abnormal physiology to patient care. In this useful text Roger Watson and Tonks Fawcett clearly explain: * the concept of homeostasis * the relevance of physiology to common disorders * the patient's response to these disorders * the appropriate nursing response. Each chapter is presented in a standard format with a brief outline of the relevant normal physiology and how homeostatic mechanisms normally cope. The student is led to understand what the patient with a specific disorder feels like and why, and is clearly instructed in what nursing action to take. Pathophysiology, Homeostasis and Nursing shows clearly how understanding physiology can improve nursing care and covers the main issues that relate to basic observations. It includes questions to help the reader test their knowledge as they go along and provides an accessible concise text for health care students, particularly nurses.

Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology

An Essential Guide for Nursing and Healthcare Students

Author: Muralitharan Nair,Ian Peate

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118311078

Category: Medical

Page: 640

View: 3273

Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology is designed specifically for nursing and healthcare students, providing a straightforward, jargon-free, accessible introduction to pathophysiology. Highly visual and written specifically for students, the second edition of this best-selling textbook provides clear explanations of the anatomy of the human body, and the effects of disease or illness on normal physiology. To make study easier, the book includes learning outcomes, a range of activities to test learning, key words, end-of-chapter glossaries, and clinical case scenarios, and is supported by an online resource centre with further activities and exercises. Key Features: Superb full colour illustrations, bringing this subject to life Full of extra features to help improve the learning process, including key words, test-your-knowledge, exercises, further reading and learning outcomes New case studies throughout to help you understand how to apply the knowledge in clinical practice Supported by an online resource centre at www.wiley.com/go/fundamentalsofappliedpathophysiology with fantastic extras for both lecturers and students, including an image bank, interactive multiple choice questions, true/false exercises, word-searches, glossary flash-cards, label-the diagram activities, and more!

Transitions Theory

Middle Range and Situation Specific Theories in Nursing Research and Practice

Author: Afaf I. Meleis, PhD, DrPS (hon), FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826105356

Category: Medical

Page: 664

View: 524

"It is very exciting to see all of these studies compiled in one book. It can be read sequentially or just for certain transitions. It also can be used as a template for compilation of other concepts central to nursing and can serve as a resource for further studies in transitions. It is an excellent addition to the nursing literature." Score: 95, 4 Stars. --Doody's "Understanding and recognizing transitions are at the heart of health care reform and this current edition, with its numerous clinical examples and descriptions of nursing interventions, provides important lessons that can and should be incorporated into health policy. It is a brilliant book and an important contribution to nursing theory." Kathleen Dracup, RN, DNSc Dean and Professor, School of Nursing University of California San Francisco Afaf Meleis, the dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, presents for the first time in a single volume her original "transitions theory" that integrates middle-range theory to assist nurses in facilitating positive transitions for patients, families, and communities. Nurses are consistently relied on to coach and support patients going through major life transitions, such as illness, recovery, pregnancy, old age, and many more. A collection of over 50 articles published from 1975 through 2007 and five newly commissioned articles, Transitions Theory covers developmental, situational, health and illness, organizational, and therapeutic transitions. Each section includes an introduction written by Dr. Meleis in which she offers her historical and practical perspective on transitions. Many of the articles consider the transitional experiences of ethnically diverse patients, women, the elderly, and other minority populations. Key Topics Discussed: Situational transitions, including discharge and relocation transitions (hospital to home, stroke recovery) and immigration transitions (psychological adaptation and impact of migration on family health) Educational transitions, including professional transitions (from RN to BSN and student to professional) Health and illness transitions, including self-care post heart failure, living with chronic illness, living with early dementia, and accepting palliative care Organization transitions, including role transitions from acute care to collaborative practice, and hospital to community practice Nursing therapeutics models of transition, including role supplementation models and debriefing models

Philosophy of Social Science

Author: Alexander Rosenberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429974477

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 1814

Philosophy of Social Science provides a tightly argued yet accessible introduction to the philosophical foundations of the human sciences, including economics, anthropology, sociology, political science, psychology, history, and the disciplines emerging at the intersections of these subjects with biology. Philosophy is unavoidable for social scientists because the choices they make in answering questions in their disciplines force them to take sides on philosophical matters. Conversely, the philosophy of social science is equally necessary for philosophers since the social and behavior sciences must inform their understanding of human action, norms, and social institutions. The fifth edition retains from previous editions an illuminating interpretation of the enduring relations between the social sciences and philosophy, and reflects on developments in social research over the past two decades that have informed and renewed debate in the philosophy of social science. An expanded discussion of philosophical anthropology and modern and postmodern critical theory is new for this edition.

Nursing Theories and Nursing Practice

Author: Marlaine C Smith,Marilyn E Parker

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803642245

Category: Medical

Page: 564

View: 456

Noted nursing scholars explore the historical and contemporary theories that are the foundation of nursing practice today. The 4th Edition of this popular book meets the needs of today’s students with an expanded focus on the middle range theories and practice models that link theory to clinical practice. You’ll explore their role in the real-world and learn how they are used to research and test the interventions with the best outcomes.

Infusion Therapy in Clinical Practice

Author: Judy Hankins

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 696

View: 8897

This reference text comprehensively addresses every aspect of infusion therapy. The new second edition now includes discussion of intrathecal, intraosseous, and epidural procedures, as well as coverage of subcutaneous pain management, conscious sedation, and the use of catheters not being inserted intravenously. Addressing every aspect of infusion therapy, this text can be applied to any healthcare setting. INFUSION THERAPY IN CLINICAL PRACTICE also covers management, quality assurance, entrepreneurial roles, and future considerations for infusion therapy. Each chapter can stand alone, making it a great reference tool for practitioners.

Applying the Roper-Logan-Tierney Model in Practice

Author: Karen Holland

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0443104050

Category: Medical

Page: 514

View: 8449

'Applying the Roper-Logan-Tierney Model in Practice' has been written to enable students and their teachers (in higher education and clinical practice) to explore the different dimensions of the model through a variety of case studies and exercises.

BOOK ALONE - Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses

Author: Nola Schmidt,Janet Brown

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763794678

Category: Medical

Page: 526

View: 1337

Doody's Review Service - 5 Stars!The Second Edition of Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses: Appraisal and Application of Research continues to serve as the definitive reference for transitioning research into nursing practice. Based on the innovation-decision process (IDP), each unit is shaped according to the five steps of the IDP: knowledge, persuasion, decision, implementation, and confirmation. This unique organizational approach combined with updated case studies and ethical principles allows the research process to be tangible and linked with strategies that promote advancement.

Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care4

Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care

Author: Joyce E. Dains,Linda Ciofu Baumann,Pamela Scheibel

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323074170

Category: Medical

Page: 520

View: 4422

Designed for advanced practice nurses and advanced practice nursing students, as well as Physician's Assistant students and practitioners, Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care, 4th Edition, is a practical resource that takes you to the "next step" of health assessment, beyond basic history and physical examination and through the diagnostic reasoning process. Accessible and concise, it approaches physical examination by focusing on a specific chief complaint rather than a diagnosis of a disease entity. Each chapter is organized into four major areas: Focused History; Focused Physical Examination; Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies; and Differential Diagnosis. Those who master the diagnostic reasoning process in this text will be able to accurately diagnose the majority of conditions they will see in clinical practice. Easy-to-follow format with consistent organization improves your ability to understand and accurately perform the different elements of the diagnostic reasoning process: Focused History sections walk you through the thinking process involved in obtaining a pertinent, relevant, problem-specific history that will assist in differential diagnosis. Key Questions highlight what questions to ask the patient, followed by an explanation of what the patient's responses might signify, to guide you toward an accurate assessment and precise diagnosis. Focused Physical Examination sections explain how to conduct more advanced diagnostic techniques and offer interpretations of the findings. Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies sections give a brief outline of what types of laboratory or diagnostic studies would be appropriate for the chief complaint or suspected diagnosis. Differential Diagnosis sections contain the most common differential diagnoses for each chief complaint and summarize the history and physical examination findings, along with the laboratory and diagnostic studies indicated. Differential Diagnosis tables offer an at-a-glance summary of possible diagnoses. Reordered table of contents, organized alphabetically by patient problem rather than by body system, simplifies and accelerates information retrieval. A list of chapters by body system is also included for reference. Three new chapters: Chapter 23: Palpitations Chapter 36: Weight Loss/Gain (Unintentional) Chapter 38: The Abdominal X-ray Additional Evidence-Based Practice boxes provide additional research-based tips on conducting the most effective exams for more accurate diagnoses.

Wounds and Lacerations - E-Book

Emergency Care and Closure

Author: Alexander T. Trott

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323091326

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 1660

With Wounds and Lacerations: Emergency Care and Closure, you'll get clear, concise guidance on the latest techniques and strategies for treating lacerations, wounds, and burns. This medical reference book will help you optimize every aspect of patient care based on current literature and guidelines. Expedite review and reference with a bulleted "Key Practice Points" section at the beginning of each chapter. Quickly reference the latest recommendations for tetanus and rabies prophylaxis. Implement the latest approaches for the use of ultrasound in foreign-body detection and removal; use of absorbable sutures on the face and hand; approaching complicated infections such as MRSA; managing chronic wounds seen in elderly and diabetic patients; applying new suture techniques and materials for pediatric patients; and updated recommendations for tetanus and rabies prophylaxis. Get step-by-step visual guidance on all aspects of wound care through more than 300 detailed line drawings and photographs showing techniques for wound assessment, irrigation, closure, wound dressing, foreign body removal, administration of local anesthesia, and follow-up care. Quickly find all the relevant information necessary to treat patients with material that focuses only on injuries that are handled by emergency physicians.

Atlas of Osteopathic Techniques

Author: Alexander S. Nicholas,Evan A. Nicholas

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781763714

Category: Medical

Page: 506

View: 1223

Atlas of Osteopathic Techniques is the only comprehensive full-color atlas of osteopathic manipulative techniques currently available. Richly illustrated with over 1,300 full-color photographs professionally shot for this atlas, this comprehensive, practical reference provides step-by-step instructions for 368 osteopathic manipulative techniques. Primary and secondary indications, relative and absolute contraindications, and general considerations are also discussed in well-organized textual sections preceding each technique. The fully searchable online text will be available on thePoint.