Your comprehensive and current introduction to the fascinating field of Pharmacology, applied to Nursing and Health! Now fully updated in line with changes in clinical practice, new drugs and research developments. This clear and readable text will guide you through how drugs act within the body coupled with their clinical application. Sections covering social, legal and professional issues are included alongside the scientific principles of pharmacology. Drug groups are considered according to their pharmacological effects, their action on physiological processes and the conditions they are used to treat.
Nurses today must be able to grow and evolve in order to meet the demands of a changing health care system. This textbook helps readers on this journey with comprehensive coverage of contemporary professional nursing.
Nursing Practice is the essential, textbook to supportyou throughout your entire nursing degree, from your first yearonwards. It explores all the clinical and professional issues thatyou need to know in one complete volume. Written in the context of the latest Nursing and MidwiferyCouncil Standards for Pre-Registration Nursing Education andthe Essential Skills Clusters, this book covers all fieldsof nursing: Adult, Child, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities andalso Maternity care, in both acute and community settings. Withfull colour illustrations, and plenty of activities anduser-friendly features throughout, this evidence-based textencompasses essential nursing theory and practice, providingstudents with information to support their success. Learning features in the book include: Hear it from the experts- tips and advice from real lifenurses, patients and their carers, and student nurses Red Flags- alerting the student to potential dangers Primary Care Considerations- informs students about care issuesin the community setting Fields boxes- giving further insight into other fields ofnursing, making the book relevant to all fields of nursingpractice Medicines Management boxes provide key information aboutmedicines Self-assessment and activities throughout A companion website to this title is available at ahref="http://www.wileynursingpractice.com/"www.wileynursingpractice.com/a Here you’ll find a range of resources for both the studentand the lecturer, including: Over 350 interactive multiple choice questions Flashcards Glossary Links to references and further reading Illustrations from the book Worksheets
"This is a modern multi-disciplinary text confronting a complex age and journey into recovery. It is a roadmap for every student of mental health who wants to put the most up-to-date practice fuel into their tank. The case study approach offers an authentic insight into life experiences of service users and allows the reader to re-think the relationship they have with vulnerable people in the middle of sensitive life challenges." Dr Dean-David Holyoake, University of Wolverhampton, UK This engaging book consists of 27 case studies which offer a realistic and insightful view into the experience of mental ill-health. A range of mental health problems are considered for people at different stages of the lifespan, from common problems such as anxiety or depression, through to severe and enduring conditions such as schizophrenia. Part of a new Case Book series, the book is written in an informative and clear style and utilises the latest evidence-based interventions and resources. The approach adopted: Incorporates recovery based principles Emphasizes the importance of collaborative working Values the person's perspective Actively empowers and advocates for the person to make their own decisions and choices Written and edited by academic experts and experienced clinicians, the cases all take a positive, person-centred approach focusing on recovery outcomes. The book addresses the biological, psychological, social and physical aspects in scenarios and includes areas of mental health which are often overlooked, such as alcohol and substance misuse amongst older adults. Mental health nurse training involves focusing on working with individuals one-to-one in a range of settings, and this case book will reflect and complement the skills and situations students face while training and on placement. Contributors: Geoffrey Amoateng, Jean-Louis Ayivor, May Baker, Alison Coad, Hilary Ford, Sally Goldspink, John Harrison, Mark McGrath, Michael Nash, Cliff Riordan, Heather Rugg, Noel Sawyer, Vanessa Skinner, Steve Wood.
Pharmacology concerns all practitioners of medicine and is essentially the science of drugs. It calls for the use of techniques from many other fields, such as biochemistry, statistics, and epidemiology, and can therefore prove to be a challenging subject. Introducing Pharmacology has been specially written for nursing and healthcare professionals, both trainees and qualified practitioners. The book provides an easy to understand introduction to Pharmacology that nursing and healthcare professionals will find relevant from the beginning of clinical training at the hospital, and afterwards in medical practice.
The new edition of this highly successful text brings it fully up to date with recent developments in surgical nursing, and includes a new chapter on perioperative stress and anxiety . The need for surgical nurses to remain at the cutting edge in relation to their knowledge and skills has never been greater, as the demands of higher patient throughput and reduced hospital stays take their toll. Nursing the Surgical Patient is written for, and by, nurses. It adopts a patient-centred approach to the care of people requiring a wide variety of surgical procedures. Compiled by experienced practitioners and educators in the field, it covers relevant anatomy and physiology, investigations, brief information on relevant medical conditions leading to surgery, an outline of the surgical procedures and the nursing care the patient will require. The key nursing care issues are described and explored, with case studies and care plans to bring theory to life. Comprehensive and research-based, yet accessible and engaging, Nursing the Surgical Patients a vital companion to nurses caring for surgical patients in either the primary or secondary care setting. This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States.
Designed as a revision and study aid for nurses undertaking Non-Medical Prescribing courses and modules, this book is written by two NMP lecturers and maps onto the likely topics for examination and testing.
This small, pocket-sized book provides a solid introduction to aspects of care and management in critical care. The book contains not only information on patient assessment, ventilation, haemodynamic monitoring, emergencies, critical care interventions, common conditions and pharmacology, all clearly relating to critical care, but also psychological, professional practice issues, palliative care and caring for relatives. It provides the factual information needed to assist nurses in providing holistic care in the critical care environment, in an accessible format. Pocket-book format makes the book portable and user-friendly Pull-out boxes highlight hints and tips for practice Diagrams used to explain clearly difficult concepts
Welcome to Get Ready for A&P for Nurses! This clear, helpful and interactive workbook will help you to prepare for your A&P course. Throughout the book, examples from practice really bring the subject to life. The book includes guided explanations and interactive exercises that will help you brush up on your maths and study skills, and get up to speed with anatomical terminology, the basics of the human body, chemistry and cell biology.
This exciting new book offers a contemporary manual for the mental health nurse within a mental health care system that is increasingly focused on recovery. Mental Health Nursing incorporates recent policy changes that place a greater emphasis on person-centred and social caring, whilst retaining a strong evidence base. The holistic, skills-based approach helps the student and the beginning practitioner to understand the complex causation of mental illness, its diagnosis, effective interventions and treatments, and the client’s experience of mental illness. Broad, yet in-depth, examination of the essential features of contemporary mental health nursing practice A manual for practice - a skills-based approach provides clear guidance to novices on how to complete essential mental health nursing roles ‘Critical Thinking Challenges’ based on Case Histories provide a realistic context ‘Nurse’s Stories’ explore the reality of mental health nursing care On-line resources guide the reader to reflect upon the essential content and ideas contained within each chapter