This work gives expert and practical advice on all aspects of the nurse's role. It provides a complete picture of the care of adults with chronic and acute illness, and covers the role of the nurse as manager and co-ordinator of care. It is written by practising nurses and is an invaluable companion.
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.
Robert Crouch OBE,Alan Charters,Mary Dawood,Paula Bennett
Author: Robert Crouch OBE,Alan Charters,Mary Dawood,Paula Bennett
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Emergency nursing requires rapid assessment and decision-making. Often nurses are required to make sense of considerable amounts of information and act on it. The Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing provides an essential resource when time is short and the need for practical clinical guidance is paramount. This second edition has been fully updated to reflect new guidelines and approaches which have impacted emergency nursing in recent years. This handbook provides clear, focussed information that will aid all areas of patient assessment and management in emergency care. The concise format will enable the reader to quickly locate the information needed and provides alerts regarding critical 'must-dos' for ill adults and children. The skills section provides a quick summary of the many clinical skills needed in emergency care, ideal as an introduction for the uninitiated and as a refresher for skills performed infrequently. Additionally, this second edition has been expanded to cover nursing in major trauma and emergencies in the elderly. This handbook will empower nurses to deliver excellence in emergency care. Written by practising nurses and subject experts, the Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing is a unique and invaluable companion for qualified and student nurses, and to all health care professionals working in the emergency care setting.
Handbook of Clinical Skills covers the gamut, including how to insert airways, nasogastric tubes, central venous lines, and more; auscultate for heart and breath sounds; prepare patients for magnetic resonance imaging; monitor intracranial pressure; provide meticulous wound care; and interpret ECGs and arterial blood gas values. Learn about the latest technologies, such as at-home computer assessment, multiple parameter telemetry, thoracic electrical impedance monitoring, and transcranial Doppler ultrasonography. For each skill, you'll find a thorough explanation, equipment and patient preparation, nursing diagnoses and patient outcomes, step-by-step implementation with rationale, complications and how to treat or prevent them, nursing considerations, and documentation tips.
The Oxford Handbook of Diabetes Nursing provides a comprehensive overview of diabetes care. It compiles evidence, information and guidance on the area making it an essential tool for practice nurses with a special interest in diabetes, as well as a useful resource for those working in community and acute settings.
The Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Nursing offers the reader a systematic account of the main respiratory diseases found in adults, and covers assessment, diagnosis, and nursing management of these diseases. It also covers pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies, and discusses the role of the multidisciplinary respiratory team. The book highlights the multiple needs of respiratory patients and addresses not only the physical needs but also covers thepsychosocial needs, including their palliative and end of life issues.The book includes many illustrations and diagrams to guide the reader. It also contains references to national and international disease specific guidelines and patient and health professional charities andhelp lines.The book is clearly laid out, and written in easily readable note-based style. Blank pages are included for the reader, so that individual notes, observations, and local protocols can be included, thereby individualizing the handbook. All this is available in a handy, pocket-sized book with hard-wearing plastic covers. Written by practising nurses and subject experts, the Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Nursing is a unique and invaluablecompanion for novice and experienced practitioners, and for all health care professionals who are involved in the care of respiratory patients in all settings.
Author: Max Watson,Caroline Lucas,Andrew Hoy,Jo Wells
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This practical guide briefly covers the historical and epidemiological background of palliative care and the growth of palliative medicine as a specialty, before dealing with major physical, psychological, spiritual, and symptom management issues from diagnosis to bereavement care.
Beverley Tabernacle,Marie Honey,Marie Barnes,Annette M. Jinks
Author: Beverley Tabernacle,Marie Honey,Marie Barnes,Annette M. Jinks
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
In the UK, over two-thirds of acute hospital beds are inhabited by people of an older age. The Oxford Handbook of Nursing Older People addresses the knowledge and skills needed by nurses working with older people. This book is an invaluable reference guide that supports nurses in everyday clinical decision-making, covering important issues such as ageism, the role of carers, and mental health, and including guidelines on stroke care, falls management, infection control, palliative care, and medication management. Nurses need to have knowledge of nursing the older person to enable them to provide holistic, person-centred care. The Oxford Handbook of Nursing Older People covers the basic principles and the key factors that are required to provide a high quality service.
Fast access to concise, targeted information on all essential aspects of critical care nursing Written by experienced specialist nurses and packed full of up-to-the minute guidance and information Patient-centred, evidence-based, and in line with the latest guidelines An indispensable companion for practising and senior student nurses in a variety of care-settings Features strong emphasis on communication, team working and collaboration Includes newer aspects of critical care such as critical care outreach, major incident, and flu pandemic planningThe Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing has been written as a handy reference guide for nurses who are new to the critical care area, as well as a reminder for those with more experience. Each section provides an overview of individual problems, and the related physiology and level of knowledge required to deal with them. The book sets the context for nursing within a continuum of critical care starting from early recognition of acute deterioration and the need for critical care outreach, through to patient outcomes and their follow-up, and evaluation of care post-discharge. Nursing specific skills are highlighted with a holistic approach to patients and their families. Reflecting best practice, this book provides the essence of what is important to the delivery of highly skilled and caring critical care nursing, in an easy to access and readable format. Providing the nurse at the bedside with the answers to many day-to-day problems experienced when caring for critically ill patients, this is also a guide to some of the less commonly encountered issues, such as planning for major incidents and epidemics. Readership: Aimed at general intensive care nursing course students, nurses working in general intensive and high-dependency units, more experienced critical care nurses, and allied health professionals.
Fully revised for its second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Mental Health Nursing is the indispensable resource for all those caring for patients with mental health problems. Practical, concise, and up-to-date with the latest guidelines, practice, and initiatives, this handbook is designed tobe quickly accessible to nurses in a busy clinical setting.Designed primarily for staff nurses and students this book will assist anyone working with people living with mental health problems, and their families and carers, including junior doctors, medical students, occupational therapists and social workers. It is envisaged that the more experiencedclinician will be able to use sections for reference and as a resource for key facts.The handbook enables readers to find relevant information quickly as the contents are arranged for quick and easy access so as to provide up-to-date information about the essentials of mental health nursing practice in a user-friendly manner. The revised mental health act is summarised in detail, aswell as the mental capacity act, mental health legislation in Scotland and other UK countries. New material for the second edition includes expanded and revised information on leadership, medications, physical interventions, basic life support, religion, spirituality and faith, and working witholder adults.Evidence-based and practical, this handbook incorporates the latest international and national mental health policy initiatives, includes revised visions for mental health nursing, and contains a brand new chapter on contemporary issues in mental health nursing.
Jim Cassidy,Donald Bissett,Roy A. J. Spence OBE,Miranda Payne,Gareth Morris-Stiff
Author: Jim Cassidy,Donald Bissett,Roy A. J. Spence OBE,Miranda Payne,Gareth Morris-Stiff
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Now fully revised and in its fourth edition, the Oxford Handbook of Oncology has been the essential go-to guide for students and practitioners in oncology for over a decade. The scientific basis and diagnosis of cancers is covered, as well as drugs, biomarkers, and the presentation and psychosocial aspects of oncology. Concise, practical, and comprehensive, there is no better companion for both common conditions and challenging emergencies. The field of oncology has surged forward since the last edition was published and the Oxford Handbook of Oncology has been fully revised and updated to reflect these recent advances so you can be sure that the vital information you need is in your hands. This handbook incorporates changes such as the understanding of the science of cancer, novel therapies in breast, lung, renal, and melanoma, molecular sub-classification of common solid cancers, personalized therapy approaches, new agents in hard to treat cancers, the benefits of new technologies in radiotherapy, and the emerging data on the importance of the immune response. Written by experts in the field to ensure that it is grounded in real life clinical practice, this handbook provides a concise guide to all aspects of oncology for all students, nurses, and junior faculty responsible for the care of cancer patients, while also providing further reading and highlighting areas of controversy for those who need a more detailed understanding.
Elizabeth Boon,Rebecca Parr,Dayananda Samarawickrama,Kevin Seymour
Author: Elizabeth Boon,Rebecca Parr,Dayananda Samarawickrama,Kevin Seymour
Publisher: OUP Oxford
The Oxford Handbook of Dental Nursing serves as a practical, easily accessible, informative, and up-to-date quick reference guide that a dental nurse can use throughout their career, from the initial training stage to qualification and beyond. It enables users to find relevant information quickly, and will support dental nurses in their everyday work and provide easy access to information they may require in clinical sessions. As well as the basics it highlights thecore competencies and contains further information which is of use to qualified dental nurses working in general dental practice, in the NHS or private sector, dental hospitals, and community dental services. The book is aimed primarily at dental nurses and will also be valuable to dental surgeons,tutors, and assessors to facilitate the learning and development of their students.
Robert Wilkins,Simon Cross,Ian Megson,David Meredith
Author: Robert Wilkins,Simon Cross,Ian Megson,David Meredith
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Written by biomedical scientists and clinicians, with the purpose of disseminating the fundamental scientific principles that underpin medicine, this new edition of the Oxford Handbook of Medical Sciences provides a clear, easily digestible account of basic cell physiology and biochemistry. It also includes an investigation of the traditional pillars of medicine (anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology and pharmacology) integrated in the context of each of the major systems relevant to the human body. Cross-referenced to the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine, and thoroughly illustrated, it is the ideal introduction to the medical sciences for medical students and biomedical scientists, as well as a valuable refresher for junior doctors.
After more than twenty years of recognition as the indispensable guide for all dental students and practitioners, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Dentistry has been fully revised and updated for its new sixth edition, now better than ever! The authors have distilled the essentials of clinical practice into a readily accessible style. Concise and practically focused, the handbook balances a pragmatic approach alongside evidence-based clinical knowledge, guidelines and protocols. This handbook is in full colour, with even more images and diagrams to aid understanding. It has been fully updated with sources and further reading, including the most up-to-date e-learning and web resources. The handbook includes revised chapters on fast-moving areas of dental practice such as therapeutics and anaesthesia, as well as updates on the aetiology and management of cancer, reflecting recent discoveries. New material also includes the impact of bisphosphonates, and new approaches to the management of Class III malocclusions in the growing child. Sections on the differences in healthcare and legal requirements of the UK devolved countries have been added, and all life support protocols have been updated. This concise and practical distillation of the essential knowledge and skills for dental practice has been highly regarded by dental students and practitioners for over twenty years. Now it is more vital than ever for you to ensure the most up-to-date edition is always close to hand!
Divisional Director of Nursing (Surgery) Visiting Professor of Nursing Mark Radford,Senior Lecturer & Head of Department Adult & Critical Care Nursing Maria Kisiel,Alison Smith
Author: Divisional Director of Nursing (Surgery) Visiting Professor of Nursing Mark Radford,Senior Lecturer & Head of Department Adult & Critical Care Nursing Maria Kisiel,Alison Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Concise, practical, and packed full of clinical information, the Oxford Handbook of Surgical Nursing is the essential resource for all those working in nursing practice surgery and its sub-specialties. Easily-accessible, this handbook provides all of the information and practical advice needed to care effectively and professionally for surgical patients This handbook provides a thorough introduction to the principles and practice of the care of patients undergoing the range of surgical procedures. It covers all of the core elements of surgical care from point of diagnosis, through to discharge and rehabilitation. The Oxford Handbook of Surgical Nursing provides clinical knowledge and skills for managing complex cases in the hospital or clinic. This guide will assist the reader in understanding the core role of the surgical nurse within the modern surgical team, to plan, implement and evaluate patient care delivery, and to manage complications arising from surgery. Evidence-based, and following the latest national guidelines, you can be sure this will be an indispensable companion, for all nurses, whether new to the specialty, or more experienced in surgical care.
Urology continues to be one of the most rapidly advancing specialities. Approximately 20% of all surgical operations and a similar percentage of surgical emergencies are urological in nature. However, often doctors have very limited experience of the many common and varied conditions encountered in this important surgical specialty. For the doctor or nurse expected to provide the initial assessment and management of a condition with which he or she has had very limited experience, this handbook provides an invaluable source of information and advice. Covering a wide spectrum of diseases and their treatment in the field of urology and surgical aspects of kidney, bladder, prostate and scrotal disorders, this handbook aims to give a brief overview of many different urological subjects including urological emergencies, cancers, infections, children's disorders and kidney stone disease. It is designed so that it can be quickly and efficiently accessed by a range of professionals involved in patient care, including medical students, nurses, surgical and urology doctors and general practitioners. Thoroughly revised for the third edition, the Oxford Handbook of Urology covers all recent guidelines and criteria including the significant advances in medical and surgical options that are now available to patients; key papers and national recommendations in the field of neurourology; expanded information on medical therapy of bladder overactivity and additional information on subjects including urethral diverticulum, pelvic organ prolapse, dialysis and renal transplantation, antenatal hydronephrosis, megaureters, and incontinence in children. An invaluable tool relevant not only to specialist trainees and specialist registrars on urology and surgical rotations, but also to general practitioners, emergency staff and the growing number of urological specialist nurses.
Author: Janet Peacock,Janet L. Peacock,Philip Peacock
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The majority of medical research involves quantitative methods and so it is essential to be able to understand and interpret statistics. This book shows readers how to develop the skills required to critically appraise research evidence effectively, and how to conduct research and communicate their findings.
The Oxford Handbook of Rheumatology, 4th edition has been fully reviewed and updated to make it into an invaluable guide for students, trainees, consultant rheumatologists, and everyone caring for patients with musculoskeletal disease. With the addition of a paediatric rheumatologist to the editor team, this new edition is a fully functional rheumatology handbook for patients from childhood to adulthood. Practically structured, the handbook focuses first on presenting symptoms and then considers key diseases, emergencies, and rare diseases in detail. There is a comprehensive and updated account of assessment, guidelines, and treatment options. The text has been condensed with bullet points and summary boxes so the reader can focus on the essential information. To aid understanding over half of the images have been updated and the colour plate section has been expanded. Taking a clinical, evidence-based approach, written by experts, and presented in a clear, practical, bullet-point style for rapid reference, this handbook will be your constant companion and a joy to use.
Fully updated and revised for its second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Examination and Practical Skills is the only truly comprehensive pocket guide to all aspects of history taking, physical examination, practical procedures, data interpretation, and communication skills. Packed with expert knowledge and practical guidance it gives realistic advice on coping with common situations. The handbook is structured to allow rapid reference of key information, and to aid understanding with concise and practical clinical guidance. Full colour throughout, it includes over 140 detailed photographs and diagrams of all common examination skills to show you exactly what you need to do and the theory, practice and complications for each. More photos have been included, with over half completely new and specially produced for this edition. Each system chapter covers applied anatomy, history, examination, and the presentation of common and important disorders. Data interpretation covers the basics of x-rays, ECGs and other key areas. A new chapter on the eyes is included along with the sections on body language and non-verbal communication, and the section on practical procedures has been expanded. This handbook will help to ensure you have the confidence and skill to carry out an 'A' grade examination every time.
Charles Guest,Walter Ricciardi,Ichiro Kawachi,Iain Lang
Author: Charles Guest,Walter Ricciardi,Ichiro Kawachi,Iain Lang
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Fully revised and updated for the third edition, the Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice remains the first resort for all those working in this broad field. Structured to assist with practical tasks, translating evidence into policy, and providing concise summaries and real-world issues from across the globe, this literally provides a world of experience at your fingertips. Easy-to-use, concise and practical, it is structured into seven parts that focus on the vital areas of assessment, data and information, direct action, policy, health-care systems, personal effectiveness and organisational development. Reflecting recent advances, the most promising developments in practical public health are presented, as well as maintaining essential summaries of core disciplines. This handbook is designed to assist students and practitioners around the world, for improved management of disasters, epidemics, health behaviour, acute and chronic disease prevention, community and government action, environmental health, vulnerable populations, and more.