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The Basics Of Safety Hazards - And The Origins Of Safety Risk (Paperback): Sarel J. Smit, Elriza Esterhuyzen The Basics Of Safety Hazards - And The Origins Of Safety Risk (Paperback)
Sarel J. Smit, Elriza Esterhuyzen 1
R250 R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Save R39 (16%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Identifying and understanding safety hazards form the pivot of all safety management theory and practice. This book, the first to clarify the true nature and characteristics of real safety hazards and the origins of safety risk, will assist safety practitioners to better understand safety risk assessment, safety management and safety auditing. This book is essential for everyone involved in the world of safety, whether medicine, hygiene, ergonomics, engineering, safety management and more.

Introduction to health services management (Paperback, 4th ed): K. Jooste, N. Sibiya Introduction to health services management (Paperback, 4th ed)
K. Jooste, N. Sibiya 3
R486 R398 Discovery Miles 3 980 Save R88 (18%) In stock

The unit manager must be able to deal with a wide range of tasks in the course of the day. These could range from compiling a duty roster, writing a unit procedure, compiling an emergency plan, preparing an annual budget or answering a legal question. The unit manager must also be able to manage a team of healthcare professionals, be able to lead and motivate the team, and organise the unit so that it functions effectively and in line with the institution's vision and mission. In addition, the unit manager must be able to keep control of supplies and equipment in the unit, which must be kept in good working order and replaced when necessary. All of these aspects are covered in Introduction to health services management for the unit manager, fourth edition.

Calculated Risks - The Toxicity and Human Health Risks of Chemicals in our Environment (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Joseph... Calculated Risks - The Toxicity and Human Health Risks of Chemicals in our Environment (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Joseph V. Rodricks
R1,068 R804 Discovery Miles 8 040 Save R264 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Safeguarding economic prosperity, whilst protecting human health and the environment, is at the forefront of scientific and public interest. This book provides a practical and balanced view on toxicology, control, risk assessment and risk management, addressing the interplay between science and public health policy. This fully revised and updated new edition provides a detailed analysis on chemical and by-product exposure, how they enter the body and the suitability of imposed safety limits. New chapters on dose, with particular emphasis on children and vulnerable subpopulations, reproductive and developmental toxicants and toxicity testing are included. With updated and comprehensive coverage of international developments of risk management and safety, this will have broad appeal to researchers and professionals involved in chemical safety and regulation as well as the general reader interested in environmental pollution and public health.

Dimensions Of Healthcare Management (Paperback, 3rd ed): S.W. Booyens, M. Bezuidenhout Dimensions Of Healthcare Management (Paperback, 3rd ed)
S.W. Booyens, M. Bezuidenhout
R499 R99 Discovery Miles 990 Save R400 (80%) In stock

Dimensions of healthcare management is the well-known and established source of management information healthcare professionals have come to trust. This third edition has been thoroughly revised to include the latest information in the field, with a new chapter on Project management and special attention paid to the chapters on Information Systems and Finance. All the relevant legislation has been updated. The text applies universal principles and components of management and leadership, as well as popular modern theories and approaches, to the healthcare environment. It also addresses the unique needs of a manager in the healthcare environment with topics such as assignment of nursing staff and patient classification. There is in-depth focus on human resources issues, such as recruitment, staff development, leadership, absenteeism, motivation and staff turnover. Every manager knows that managing an organisation's greatest asset - its people - is a very important part of her or his portfolio.

Supervising safety (Paperback): Francois van Loggerenberg Supervising safety (Paperback)
Francois van Loggerenberg
R229 R99 Discovery Miles 990 Save R130 (57%) In stock

Supervising Safety is about the implementation of safety measures in an organisation. The book looks at safety theory where it makes the most difference - as it is applied in the workplace. Safety officers are central to the practical application of safety, and their role is clearly spelt out. The goals of the safety supervisor are outlines and one chapter is devoted to the role of ergonomics in the workplace. Readers are also shown how to identify and evaluate hazards in the workplace, develop an employee safety programme and safely handle materials in storage. This book includes: Clearly defined learning outcomes at the start of each chapter to help readers navigate the contents; Self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter to test the reader's understanding of the material; Examples relevant to the South African business environment.

Primary Clinical Care Manual - A Practical Guide For Primary Health Care Personnel In The Clinical Setting (Paperback, 10th... Primary Clinical Care Manual - A Practical Guide For Primary Health Care Personnel In The Clinical Setting (Paperback, 10th edition)
R460 R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Save R103 (22%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days
The Skilled Helper (Paperback, 2nd edition): Gerard Egan The Skilled Helper (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Gerard Egan
R677 R579 Discovery Miles 5 790 Save R98 (14%) In stock

Now in its second edition, this adaption for Europe, Middle East and Africa of Gerard Egan's The Skilled Helper: A Client-Centred Approach teaches students a proven step-by-step counselling process to enable them to become confident and competent helpers. Internationally recognised for its emphasis on the collaborative nature of the therapist-client relationship and the vital importance of a client-centred approach, the text offers a practical three-stage model which encourages a problem-managing and opportunity-developing approach to helping clients. The book integrates the most relevant aspects of different theoretical orientations (humanistic, cognitive, behavioural, and solution-focused) into a pragmatic approach to helping.

Learning About Health and Common Disease (Paperback): Learning About Health and Common Disease (Paperback)
R129 R109 Discovery Miles 1 090 Save R20 (16%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days
Nursing dynamics (Paperback, 5th ed): M. Muller, P. Bester Nursing dynamics (Paperback, 5th ed)
M. Muller, P. Bester
R517 R439 Discovery Miles 4 390 Save R78 (15%) In stock

Since its first publication in 1996, Marie Muller's Nursing Dynamics has become firmly established as an essential resource for nursing courses. This fifth edition addresses the latest challenges nursing professionals face and expands the focus to include all managers in healthcare service management. Nursing and midwifery educators who relied on earlier editions of this work will find that their discipline is still the core of this book, with the management aspects broadened to include general healthcare dynamics. Subjects range from professional regulation to governance, decision making, financial management, quality management and continuing professional development. New features include the introduction of digital elements including online student–lecturer support material and a digital portfolio of evidence to enrich the content. The practical application of principles has been formalised with the inclusion of case studies and assignments at the end of each chapter. These exercises follow a Head-Heart-Hands model, covering the knowledge behind the principle, the ethical and "duty of care" considerations, and the hands-on application.

Essential first aid - Manual for Southern Africa (Paperback, 2nd ed): The South African Red Cross Society Essential first aid - Manual for Southern Africa (Paperback, 2nd ed)
The South African Red Cross Society 1
R192 R162 Discovery Miles 1 620 Save R30 (16%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

This edition has been updated to bring the material in line with the current unit standard. In so doing, this new edition provides you with everything you need to know to act effectively in medical and first-aid emergencies. Written by a team of experienced Red Cross first-aid trainers, the manual teaches you to recognise emergency situations and medical conditions, and guides you in providing first-aid treatment.

De Haan's Health of Southern Africa (Paperback, 11th ed): S. Vasuthevan, Sindi Mthembu De Haan's Health of Southern Africa (Paperback, 11th ed)
S. Vasuthevan, Sindi Mthembu
R330 R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Save R52 (16%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Now in its eleventh edition, De Haan’s Health of Southern Africa has been updated so that it is aligned with new as well as legacy nursing qualifications, and remains a ‘must-have’ source of information.

Text on the Sustainable Development Goals, antimicrobial stewardship and infection control practices surrounding Ebola have been added. The three chapters on environmental health have been revised and strengthened. All content focuses on the situation in southern Africa and the local burden of disease.

Blackwell's Nursing Dictionary (Paperback, 2Rev ed): Blackwell Publishing Blackwell's Nursing Dictionary (Paperback, 2Rev ed)
Blackwell Publishing
R317 R268 Discovery Miles 2 680 Save R49 (15%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days
Integrative Healthcare - A Guide To Meet The Needs Of Africa (Paperback): Neltjie Van Wyk Integrative Healthcare - A Guide To Meet The Needs Of Africa (Paperback)
Neltjie Van Wyk
R313 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R49 (16%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Curricula in nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, human nutrition and medicine have to include modules on integrative healthcare in the pre-registration programmes (degree and diploma programmes) in order to educate prospective health professionals with regard to the basic principles of integrative healing (complementary and alternative practices).

Modules on alternative healing should be included in pre-registration curricula in order to educate health professionals with regard to the basic principles of traditional healing, herbalism, reflexology and aromatherapy. This is especially so because the integration of alternative allied health professions into the healthcare team is encouraged by healthcare providers.

No other textbook on integrative healthcare that includes the principles of traditional healing is currently available to be used in the training of nurses, doctors and allied health professionals at universities and colleges.

Key Features:

  • Integrative healthcare curriculum available to prescribing institutions
  • Provides prospective health professionals with the basic principles of integrative healing (complementary and alternative practices).
  • No textbook with a South African perspective on this topic is available at present.
  • Includes information on a range of complementary and alternative practices i.e. aromatherapy and chiro practice.
  • Incorporates legislation. Can be used as a reference text.
  • In line with curriculum requirements.
An introduction to the operating theatre - For nurses and operating theatre practitioners (Paperback): Janice van Hirtum An introduction to the operating theatre - For nurses and operating theatre practitioners (Paperback)
Janice van Hirtum
R152 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R23 (15%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

For the healthcare professional, the operating theatre is a highly specialised environment. One reason for this is the pace at which theatre cases proceed. However, it is also an exciting and challenging environment and can be extremely rewarding. An Introduction to the Operating Theatre for Nurses and Operating Theatre Practitionerswill provide the student with the foundational knowledge necessary to make the first experience in theatre a meaningful one. The primary objective of the book is to assist the student to become a safe practitioner and a valuable part of the multi-disciplinary team that works within the theatre. This objective can only be achieved through sound intra-operative competencies that place the patient at the centre of any activity.

Safety systems (Paperback): P. Naidoo Safety systems (Paperback)
P. Naidoo
R216 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R33 (15%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Where does a safety professional start with processes to reduce risk and create a safer work environment? The answer is with a systems approach to safety. Safety Systems covers the nitty-gritty of this approach, including how to develop a System Safety Programme Plan (SSPP). Different tools and methods of analysing and evaluating safety data are also discussed.

Mental health nursing - A South African perspective (Paperback, 6th ed): Leana Uys, L. Middleton Mental health nursing - A South African perspective (Paperback, 6th ed)
Leana Uys, L. Middleton 1
R737 R591 Discovery Miles 5 910 Save R146 (20%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Mental health nursing is the result of a cooperative effort by mental health nurses from all over the country to produce a textbook for the teaching and learning of mental health nursing. The sixth edition has been updated and expanded to take into account various curricula in mental health nursing. The text is written in easy-to-understand language and provides an approach that will suit local circumstances. Rich in evidence-based practice and practical examples, Mental health nursing will facilitate an active learning experience of the subject.

Child abuse - Guidelines and applications for primary health care practitioners (Paperback, 3rd ed): A.J. Mbokazi, L. Jacklin,... Child abuse - Guidelines and applications for primary health care practitioners (Paperback, 3rd ed)
A.J. Mbokazi, L. Jacklin, K.K. Hlaise, D. Pretorius
R446 R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 Save R79 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Sadly, southern Africa is no exception to this statement and every healthcare professional will see survivors of abuse during their career. One of the objectives of Child Abuse: Guidelines and Applications for Primary Healthcare Professionals is to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge to detect such abuse early. The authors provide detailed information on the risk factors and indicators of abuse, the ethical decisions around reporting, and in-depth clinical information for the clinician. Final chapters give information on the legal aspects of child abuse, including giving evidence in court and the avenues available to prosecute the perpetrator.

Essentials Of Medical Physiology (Paperback, 4th ed): K. Sumbulingham, P. Sumbulingham Essentials Of Medical Physiology (Paperback, 4th ed)
K. Sumbulingham, P. Sumbulingham
R854 R680 Discovery Miles 6 800 Save R174 (20%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Essentials of Medical Physiology is a comprehensive, accessible text that covers the basic principles of Medical Physiology.

It is completely up-to-date and includes information on the latest findings in Physiology. The text has been beautifully designed and illustrated, and chapters present information in an easy-to-follow and logical style.

Essentials of Medical Physiology is suitable for Medical and Dental students, as well as students in the allied health subjects, such as Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacolgy, and Speech and Hearing.

Patient-based communication and counselling - Principles and practice (Paperback): Angelika Reinbrech-Schutte, Deidre... Patient-based communication and counselling - Principles and practice (Paperback)
Angelika Reinbrech-Schutte, Deidre Pretorius, Marietjie Van Rooyen
R375 R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Save R62 (17%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Book & DVD. Communication and counselling in the healthcare setting encompasses a broad range of practical skills, self-knowledge and ethical-legal knowledge. The patient-centred approach is adaptable and suitable for use in different cultural healthcare settings. Key features for students and educators: Summary tables for quick reference; Provides information for students related to examination and communication skill assessments; Critical thinking activities at the end of each section make it a practical training guide; The accompanying DVD contains role plays of common counselling and communication situations. The DVD allows ample opportunity to assess, critique and improve on communication skills and counselling processes. The content follows international guidelines.

Ethics in Healthcare (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Anne-Mart Oosthuizen, Dirk Ven Der Wal, Silvia Pera, Sally van Tonder Ethics in Healthcare (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Anne-Mart Oosthuizen, Dirk Ven Der Wal, Silvia Pera, Sally van Tonder
R319 R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Save R49 (15%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

'You, the reader, whoever you are, are not a complete novice in ethics. You understand the meaning of 'good' and 'bad' and 'right' and 'wrong' and you know that some actions are right while others are wrong and that some things are good while others are bad. These aspects are precisely what ethics as a subject of systematic study deals with' (Ewing: 1995). Ethics in Healthcare approaches the topic of ethics from the perspective of the nurse and offers a viewpoint on the many ethical questions he or she has to deal with every day. This established and accessible text takes a fresh look at the question of cultural diversity and explains why the profession of nursing has to adhere to a common value system. A brand new chapter covering the teaching of ethics has been added to explore the question of the moral development of the student.

The National Health Act Guide (Paperback, 3rd Edition): Sasha Stevenson The National Health Act Guide (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Sasha Stevenson
R120 R89 Discovery Miles 890 Save R31 (26%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

In 2003 the National Health Act (NHA) was passed by Parliament to give effect to the right of everyone to have access to health care services. This right is guaranteed by section 27 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, which places express obligations on the state to progressivly realise rights of access to health care services within in its available resources.

This book provides the latest information on laws, policies and court judgements that affect the right to health services and will be useful to users of health care services, health care providers, students, lawyers and others. It aims to make the NHA more accesible to people who use health care services and to empower them to demand the full implementation of their rights under the NHA and the Constitution.

Supervision In Nursing Practice  (Paperback): Karien Jooste Supervision In Nursing Practice (Paperback)
Karien Jooste
R218 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R34 (16%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Supervision is a critical aspect of a nurse’s training: nurses must be supervised to ensure that they practise within their legal, ethical and professional framework. The supervisor therefore plays a major role in overseeing quality nursing care and maintaining professional conduct.

Key features:

  • The role of the nurse supervisor is clearly defined so that disciplinary action can be avoided.
  • Case studies give examples of some of the potential pitfalls in nursing supervision, so that the supervisor can learn from the experience of others.
  • Includes well-designed checklists that can be used in practice so that essential supervisory details are not forgotten.
Every nurse practitioner can play a significant role in ensuring quality service delivery. This requires continuous professional development so that practitioners remain up-to-date with relevant legislation and trends.

This well-written text should become every supervisor’s handbook.

Healthcare service management (Paperback, 2nd ed): K. Jooste, M. Muller, Marthie Bezuidenhout Healthcare service management (Paperback, 2nd ed)
K. Jooste, M. Muller, Marthie Bezuidenhout
R567 R460 Discovery Miles 4 600 Save R107 (19%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

This updated and improved edition of Healthcare Service Management presents the latest best practice guidelines related to the management of a healthcare organisation. The text examines aspects of management that are specific to healthcare institutions, including health-related legislation, common law and ethics. In addition to fulfilling the needs of the nursing student and lecturer, it will serve as a reference on healthcare service management for any practising manager.

Kindergesondheid (Afrikaans, Paperback): S. Knight, M Clarke, D. Prozesky, ABE Development Services Trust Kindergesondheid (Afrikaans, Paperback)
S. Knight, M Clarke, D. Prozesky, ABE Development Services Trust
R179 R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Save R27 (15%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days
The Auxiliary Nurse's Guide (Paperback, 3rd Edition): J.C. Stevenson The Auxiliary Nurse's Guide (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
J.C. Stevenson
R458 R377 Discovery Miles 3 770 Save R81 (18%) In stock

This handbook accommodates the South African Nursing Council's instructions and guidelines concerning the auxiliary nurse's training and scope of practice. The 11 chapters are split into several units, each unit focusing on a specific procedure or topic. Each unit starts with a statement of its educational aims, making it easier for the auxiliary nurse to carry out her/his tasks and for the educator to evaluate progress. The author cites reference sources at the end of each chapter to assist both the learner and the mentor. Explanatory illustrations accompany the straightforward and clearly written text.

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