Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Infection Control

Author: Barbara Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317906136

Category: Medical

Page: 43

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Ensuring the prevention and management of infection is a critical aspect of nursing. With this pocket-sized reference book you have instant access to all the most important policies and procedures. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.

Infection Control

Author: Barbara Smith

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780273728696

Category: Medical

Page: 40

View: 4147

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Ensuring the prevention and management of infection is a critical aspect of nursing. With this pocket-sized reference book you have instant access to all the most important policies and procedures. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.

Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Essential Clinical Skills

Author: Susan Carlisle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317905571

Category: Medical

Page: 41

View: 9375

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Whether you’re a student nurse on clinical placement or a healthcare worker on a busy ward, you need practical guidance at your fingertips, fast! This pocket-sized guide will help you to provide safe, effective, everyday patient care. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.

Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Nutrition and Hydration

Author: Linda Field

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317906101

Category: Medical

Page: 30

View: 2937

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The proper assessment and provision of nutrition and hydration to patients is a major part of any nursing or health professional's role. This guide gives you an easy-to-use reference to the main procedures and implications in developing a proper nutrition and hydration plan. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.

The Patient Survival Guide

8 Simple Solutions to Prevent Hospital- and Healthcare-Associated Infections

Author: Maryanne McGuckin,Toni L. Goldfarb,Peter Pronovost

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 1936303310

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 222

View: 794

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Explains what to do to prevent acquiring infections not only in hospitals, but also in day-care centers, schools, business offices and other places. Original.

Placement Learning in Community Nursing - E-book

A guide for students in practice

Author: Jane Harris,Sheila Nimmo

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070205173X

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 9807

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Worried about your placement? Will you fit in? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn for practice assessments? This book will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities. A logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for a medical placement Helps make the most of learning opportunities Narratives from other students describe what the placement will really be like Honest discussion of the challenges of a placement in the community to help avoid problems Advice on possible approaches to situations that may arise on a community placement Series features: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements What to expect before a placement What you can expect to learn on placement How to consolidate your experience and learning Clear links and examples with NMC proficiencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for portfolios Short case studies to link theory with practice Key points reminder boxes Worried about your next placement? Will you ‘fit in’? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn to meet practice assessments? This series will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from each placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities. This is the only series specifically for student nurses undertaking specific practice placements, and will give you all the information you need in a user-friendly format. Each book in the series covers a specific area of practice for a typical placement on a pre-registration nursing course. Titles in this series: Surgical nursing Medical nursing Cancer and palliative care nursing Mental health nursing Community care nursing Older people nursing Each book also covers: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements What to expect before a placement What you can expect to learn on placement How to consolidate your experience and learning Clear links and examples with NMC proficiencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for portfolios Short case studies to link theory with practice Key points reminder boxes

Infection Control in Clinical Practice

Author: Jennie Wilson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702027618

Category: Medical

Page: 339

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Contains material on emerging pathogens, antimicrobial agents and resistance, and infection control guidance. This book provides a comprehensive guide to the principles and practice of infection control and prevention, and the basic elements of microbiology and epidemiology that underpin them.

A Nurse's Survival Guide to the Ward - E-Book

Author: Sharon L. Edwards,Ann Richards

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702051713

Category: Medical

Page: 500

View: 4806

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The new edition of this highly popular book is an indispensable guide to daily procedures and problems for nurses starting work on the ward or returning to practice. It provides guidance in a variety of areas including: how to organise your job and yourself; how to assess patients; clinical information on a wide range of conditions; important principles, procedures and investigations; how to administer drugs safely; and what to do in an emergency. As well as information on how to do the job, the importance of communication and nursing care issues is emphasised. Background information is also given on underlying legal, health and safety issues. This book will help you with Organising your job and yourself Assessing patients Getting clinical information on a wide range of conditions Important principles, procedures and investigations Administering drugs safely What to do in an emergency Communication, legal health and safety issues A new section on professional practice relates current issues to nursing practice Updated drug section provides essential understanding of common drug classes New resuscitation guidelines

Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Diabetes

Author: Erica Whettem

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317905865

Category: Medical

Page: 64

View: 5990

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On the increase worldwide, diabetes is well recognized as a complex and challenging condition. This pocket-sized guide puts diabetes information at your fingertips, equipping you with the essential knowledge and skills to deliver effective day-to-day diabetes care competently and confidently. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.

A Nurse's Survival Guide to Critical Care E-Book

Author: Sharon L. Edwards,Mimma Sabato

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070203309X

Category: Medical

Page: 476

View: 1039

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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

A Nurse's Survival Guide to Acute Medical Emergencies E-Book

Author: Richard N. Harrison,Lynda Daly

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070204900X

Category: Medical

Page: 452

View: 9600

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Are you working in an acute or emergency unit? This is an indispensable pocket guide to caring for patients with acute medical conditions. This book will help you to: Care for patients within the critical first 24 hours of admission Manage patients using the most up-to-date, evidence-based approach Understand the most-common emergency medical conditions and their underlying disease mechanisms Handle the patient’s assessment, understand the observations and manage their disease Easily obtain practical advice in a clear style Explains ‘what to tell the patient and relatives’ in jargon-free language Access information on SARS, avian influenza and bio-terrorism Improved sections on Acute Coronary Syndromes, non-invasive ventilation, acute stroke care, acute kidney injury and emergency oxygen treatment.

The Newly Qualified Nurse's Handbook E-Book

A Survival Guide

Author: Bethann Siviter

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702047988

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 3046

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This book has been prepared by professionals working in the UK. It is not a primer on clinical skills but an indispensable handbook and resource for the new nurses who are about to embark on their first job and need to develop nursing judgment and the ability to organise and deliver care. It is about learning how to think like a nurse - developing the judgment and behaviour that is essential in competent practice. With an immensely readable style this book uses a friendly, conversational manner, with realistic hints, tips, and examples from real life, to encourage nurses in the early days of their careers. Issues such as assertiveness, delegation, CVs and interviews, leadership, developing “nursing intuition , are covered as well as discussion about evidence based and reflective practice, direct entry into the community, and developing confidence in practice. This book will help nurses and students develop into competent and confident practitioners. • Written for newly qualified nurses by a nurse, therefore authentic • Case studies and quotes from nurses show readers that their thoughts and feelings are shared by others - this validation will reduce stress and uncertainty and give credibility • Humour and cartoons will make the text readable and fun to use • Hints, tips and practical advice will encourage the anxious graduate • Attractive 2-colour design will make the text more easily accessible

The Newly Qualified Nurse's Survival Guide

Author: Jackie Hole

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1846192757

Category: Medical

Page: 128

View: 1835

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Even after years of training and hard work, finding yourself on the threshold of your nursing career is often a daunting prospect. In this revised and updated second edition, Jackie Hole provides clear, practical advice on both managing the transition from student to qualified nurse - including getting the most from your final placement and making applications - and practical advice on key areas encountered in the first weeks and months after qualification. Drug safety, dealing with common clinical problems, and how and when to seek expert advice are all covered, while a newly written chapter addresses the key area of infection control. Management aspects such as delegation, objective setting, budgeting, prioritisation of care and time management are outlined clearly and engagingly, along with questions of professional development and career futures. This book will be invaluable to newly-qualified nurses, as well as to student nurses, nurse tutors, and experienced nurses wishing to gain an insight into their own practice and changes in the profession.

Mosby's Tour Guide to Nursing School - E-Book

A Student's Road Survival Kit

Author: Melodie Chenevert

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323067395

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 3755

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Encouraging, user-friendly, and altogether unique, Mosby’s Tour Guide to Nursing School encourages you to not only survive nursing school, but excel in whichever program you select. Throughout the book, Dr. Chenevert compares your journey through nursing school to a road trip, and she offers advice to increase your understanding, help you successfully navigate obstacles, and make your journey more enjoyable. You’ll learn how to prepare for the NCLEX® and your nursing career, how to get good grades, how to deal with failure, how to improve oral and written reports, and much more. A must-have for every nursing student! Endorsed by the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA). Written by a nationally known motivational speaker and nurse, the book’s down-to-earth approach uses humor and clever analogies to clearly teach the information you need to know. Uses the analogy of a cross-country road trip to help you see the relationships between different aspects of nursing school, as well as give you a finite view of its duration and end result. Inspirational quotes throughout offer wisdom and encouragement from fellow nursing students and graduates. The appendix lists numerous diverse resources you’ll find useful before, during, and after nursing school. Electronic Age Information covers distance learning, online courses, and podcasts, facilitating your success both in today’s electronic classroom and with the advancing technology in nursing. A special NCLEX® chapter (Chapter 29: Are We There Yet? Almost.) provides you with the tools you need to prepare for and pass the NCLEX®. Updated statistics and information on the emerging trends of the workforce keep you current with what’s happening in the world outside nursing and help you make educated choices during nursing school. Three chapters are devoted to diversity in today’s workforce and the non-traditional student. Thorough coverage of ADN, BSN, and RN-BSN programs (program prerequisites, differences, and more) helps you make informed decisions about your choice of nursing programs. An appendix of Online Resources provides quick and easy access to web sites that will assist both students and graduates with continued study and real-world advice.

Mosby's Pocket Guide to Nursing Skills and Procedures - E-Book

Author: Anne Griffin Perry,Patricia A. Potter

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323075797

Category: Medical

Page: 640

View: 6691

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Take this pocket reference to clinicals on the job for quick access to nursing skills! Based on Perry & Potter's market-leading Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques, 7th Edition, Mosby's Pocket Guide to Nursing Skills & Procedures, 7th Edition presents 83 key skills in an easy-to-use A-to-Z format. Step-by-step instructions include full-color photos plus rationales explaining why to use specific techniques. With the latest in evidence-based practice, this book helps you perform basic nursing skills safely and effectively. Also available on Skyscape for use on any hand-held device! A clear, two-column format presents skills with rationales for each step explaining why to use specific techniques. A gloving logo identifies skills in which clean gloves should be worn or gloves should be changed in order to minimize the risk of infection. Safety alerts highlight important information for patient safety and effective performance of skills. Reporting and recording guidelines include a bulleted list of what should be documented in the patient records. Unexpected outcomes and related interventions help you troubleshoot potential problems and take appropriate actions to address them. Alphabetical organization of skills makes it easy to find information quickly. A convenient pocket size and spiral binding allow the book to fit easily into your coat pocket and to stay open on the page you want. New full-color design and illustrations help you follow step-by-step directions more easily. Completely updated content is based on Perry & Potter's market-leading text, Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques, 7th Edition, for the latest in evidence-based care.

Manual of School Health - E-Book

A Handbook for School Nurses, Educators, and Health Professionals

Author: Keeta DeStefano Lewis,Bonnie J. Bear

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455712264

Category: Medical

Page: 672

View: 8793

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Completely updated, the 3rd edition of this practical, highly portable manual offers quick access to the most relevant health and wellness information for children -- from birth through age 21 – in the school setting. You’ll find valuable guidance on developmental stages, learning domains, acute and chronic illnesses, first aid, medical syndromes, special education, and emergency illness. This edition also addresses the growing array of issues affecting today’s children, including mental health disorders, disaster management, substance abuse, and school violence, as well as new threats such as West Nile virus, dermatological conditions, and the reemergence of tuberculosis. Ideal for use in school and community settings, this manual is a must-have resource for anyone who works with children. A best practice approach to health issues and concerns helps you provide the best possible care to students. A clear, consistent outline format and straightforward writing style make it easy to locate and apply essential information. Updated content includes important contemporary issues in schools, such as body piercing, backpack syndrome, and computer ergonomics. Brain Findings section offers relevant information about recent brain and neurology research, with insights on how it relates to childhood development and health. Numerous appendices, including the latest growth charts and immunization schedules, provide essential information for assessing school age children. English-Spanish translation guide for common health terms and phrases helps you communicate more effectively with Hispanic students. Web site resources at the end of each chapter provide reliable sources for further information and research. A convenient Glossary familiarizes you with important terminology and definitions used throughout the book. New, user-friendly design helps you find key information quickly with helpful boxes, tables, and headings. New 8-page color insert serves as an instant visual reference to help you identify rashes, skin lesions, and other dermatological conditions that are common among school-age children. A separate chapter on first aid walks you through the management of common injuries and emergency situations. Revised mental health chapter presents current, detailed information on the major mental disorders that affect school-age children such as depression, autism, and Asperger's, with an extensive psychotropic medication table. A new chapter devoted to disaster management includes the latest information on bioterrorism and homeland security threats to help you create an action plan for disaster situations. A revised chapter on violence addresses sexual assault, self-mutilation, suicide, domestic violence, and violence in the schools, to help you stay informed about current societal trends, issues, and developments. New information on teen pregnancy offers helpful guidelines on communicating with students about this important issue.

Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics

Author: Kate Curtis,Clair Ramsden

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729579824

Category: Medical

Page: 1494

View: 7715

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Emergency and Trauma Care is written for Australian emergency care providers including paramedics, emergency nurses, pre-hospital care providers, nurse practitioners, general practice nurses and allied health practitioners including occupational therapists and physiotherapists who are caring for trauma patients. This book follows the patient journey from pre-hospital to definitive care. Using a body systems approach, each chapter provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of adult and paediatric emergencies. Implications for clinical practice is supported by chapters of professional practice, clinical skills, research, evidence-based practice, and legal, ethical and cultural issues. Clinical assessment, physiology, management and rationale for intervention of common and not so common emergency presentations are provided, with each chapter providing clear and relevant examples for both Paramedics and Nurses. Emergency and Trauma Care brings together a team of highly respected clinical practitioners and academics to deliver the most up-to-date text dealing with the practical procedures and evidence experienced by emergency and trauma care providers every day. Chapter 2 Pre-hospital care overview in Australia and NZ Chapter 10 Scene assessment, management and rescue Chapter 11 Pre-Hospital Clinical Reasoning, Triage and Communication Pre-hospital and emergency nursing considerations included in all relevant chapters Chapter 5 Cultural Considerations in Emergency Care addresses cultural diversity, beliefs and values and focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and Maori health Chapter 19 Resuscitation includes advanced life support, airway management and incorporates the 2010 Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines Chapter 37 People with disabilities provides assessment, examination and communication strategies for working with clients with intellectual and physical disabilities Section 5 focuses on examination and communication strategies for working with unique population groups, including the elderly, disabled, obstetric and paediatric patients Section 6 details major trauma assessment and management, blast injury, and trauma to specific body regions Essentials outline the main points addressed in each chapter Practice tips assist with communication skills, procedures and assessment Case studies supported by questions throughout Summaries and Key points, review questions, web links and references provide for consolidation and further research. Evolve resources include Power point slides, 30 additional Case studies, image bank, web links Three paramedic specific chapters (including scene assessment and management)

Nurses Survival Handbook

Author: Barbara Acello

Publisher: Skidmore-Roth Pub

ISBN: 9781569300404

Category: Medical

Page: 592

View: 5310

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This book is a useful adjunct to the practicing nurse. Designed to be a quick reference guide rather than a comprehensive source of information, the emphasis is placed on information for which the nurse is responsible, but may not have committed to memory. It provides information useful in assessment, clinical practice, infection control, basic emergency care, and caring for clients from many different cultures. Sections on clinical referrals, the Internet, and professional networking enhance the nurse's personal and professional growth. The easy-to-use thumb tab format makes locating information quick and effortless. This book is a "must Have" for nurses practicing in today's health care environment.

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: 1761

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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.