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