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Fully revised and updated for the second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Cardiac Nursing is the ultimate companion for all those caring for cardiac patients. Systematically covering all the main areas of cardiac nursing, it is packed full of clinical information and practical advice. This new edition now includes expanded information on prevention of cardiovascular disease and heart disease in pregnancy, as well as the latest resuscitation guidelines, protocols, and clinical information. The handbook covers assessment, investigation, treatment, rehabilitation, and pharmacological interventions, and new illustrations and diagrams have been added throughout to aid clarity of information. Although a large part of the handbook focuses on caring for patients with coronary heart disease, many other cardiovascular problems such as valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease, and cardiomyopathies are covered. Designed to be used on the ward, in the community, and for studying and revision, it contains expert guidance, written by experienced nurses and teachers. The book is specifically laid out to enable quick access to precise, targeted information, and covers the vast majority of clinical scenarios. Unique and indispensable, the Oxford Handbook of Cardiac Nursing offers a wealth of information at your fingertips.
The dialogue and case studies approach will help students and newly qualified practitioners to build their confidence. Dialogues provide examples of how to interact with clients in certain situations. Chapters devoted to different conditions, for example schizophrenia, depression and substance abuse, acknowledge the varying levels of care and intervention required. An appendix on the Mental Health Act and drugs used in psychiatry provides a practical source of reference.
Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants, Third Edition is an essential resource for healthcare professionals working with new mothers and infants. Using a multidisciplinary approach, it incorporates the latest research on infant sucking and clinical strategies to assist infants with breastfeeding. With an emphasis on skills, it focuses on normal sucking function in addition to difficulties based in anatomical, cardiorespiratory, neurological, or prematurity issues. Completely updated and revised, the Third Edition explores new clinical strategies for facilitating breastfeeding, more conditions, and the latest guidelines. Throughout the text, numerous photos make techniques and recommended strategies easier to understand and replicate.
This book examines the work that nurses of many differing nations undertook during the Crimean War, the Boer War, the Spanish Civil War, both World Wars and the Korean War. It makes an excellent and timely contribution to the growing discipline of nursing wartime work. In its exploration of multiple nursing roles during the wars, it considers the responsiveness of nursing work, as crisis scenarios gave rise to improvisation and the - sometimes quite dramatic - breaking of practice boundaries. The originality of the text lies not only in the breadth of wartime practices considered, but also the international scope of both the contributors and the nurses they consider. It will therefore appeal to academics and students in the history of nursing and war, nursing work and the history of medicine and war from across the globe. -- .
When Professionals Weep speaks to the humbling and often transformational moments that clinicians experience in their careers as caregivers and healers-moments when it is often hard to separate the influence of our own emotional responses and worldviews from the patient's or family's. When Professionals Weep addresses these poignant moments-when the professional's personal experiences with trauma, illness, death, and loss can subtly, often stealthily, surface and affect the helping process. This edition, like the first, both validates clinicians' experiences and also helps them process and productively address compassion fatigue, burnout, and secondary traumatic stress. New material in the second edition includes increased emphasis on the burgeoning fields of hospice and palliative care, organizational countertransference, mindfulness, and compassionate practice. It includes thought-provoking cases, self-assessments, and exercises that can be used on an individual, dyadic, or group basis. This volume is an invaluable handbook for practitioners in the fields of medicine, mental health, social work, nursing, chaplaincy, the allied health sciences, psychology, and psychiatry.
Covering the ratio and proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis methods of drug calculation, Calculation of Drug Dosages, 11th Edition is designed to help you master these methods. A basic review of mathematics serves to refresh your skills if you are weak or inexperienced in math, and plenty of practice problems help you become competent in making drug calculations. Known for its worktext format, this text offers multiple worksheets pre-and post-tests and a comprehensive post-test - making it ideal to be used in the classroom or for individual study. Streamlined and updated to reflect current practice, this resource helps you learn to calculate drug dosages accurately and with confidence. UPDATED! Safety in Medication Administration chapter reflects current standards. UPDATED! Pediatric and Obstetric chapters revised by expert contributors. UPDATED! The Intake and Output section includes additional questions to reinforce your understanding. UPDATED! Medications changed to generic names to reflect what you will encounter on the NCLEX (R). UPDATED! Physician orders sheet and medication administration records (MAR's) reflect the look of electronic records currently used in practice. ? An extensive math review covers the basic math skills essential for accurate calculation of drug dosages. Chapter worksheets allow you to practice solving realistic problems. Post-tests at the end of each chapter let you assess your understanding of content. An Alert box highlights information crucial to math calculation and patient safety. A comprehensive post-test at the end of the book offers additional practice and accurately gauges your overall understanding. A logical structure is organized from simple to complex, helping you to absorb and retain knowledge. UPDATED! Medication labels have been updated.
Oncology Nursing Review, Sixth Edition is an indispensable study guide for oncology nurses studying for the Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN (R)) exam offered by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC). Completely updated and revised to reflect the latest OCN (R) Test Blueprint, it focuses on the areas covered in the exam, including: * Care Continuum * Oncology Nursing Practice * Treatment Modalities * Symptom Management and Palliative Care * Oncologic Emergencies * Psychosocial Dimensions of Care The Sixth Edition offers more than 1,000 practice questions with comprehensive answer rationales. Also included are helpful page references to the classic texts, Cancer Nursing: Principles and Practice, Eighth Edition and Cancer Symptom Management, Fourth Edition, for additional information.
Strengthen your emergency nursing know-how, with the newly updated ER Facts Made Incredibly Quick! (R) , 2nd edition, the indispensable pocket guide that offers on-the-go clarity on ER care essentials. Thumb quickly to the right topic with the help of brightly colored tabs, then scan the easy-read bulleted text for crucial how-to's on trauma assessments, CPR, medications and IV, and treating multiple trauma, breathing difficulties, and gunshot wounds, and more. This is vital clinical support for, nurses and all ER healthcare professionals. Be expertly guided through ER assessments, devices, and treatment with ... NEW and updated quick-read, bulleted content, tables, and colorful images NEW and updated tables, photos, drawings, and diagrams Laminated pages are wipeable for easy notetaking and erasing Pocket-sized, spiral-bound format offering on-the-spot access to expert guidance Dozens of colorful diagrams, charts, and images supporting guidance on areas such as: Vital signs chart - neonates to older adults Advanced cardiac life support algorithms 8-step method for rhythm strip analysis Hands-free electrode placement for defibrillation CPR and choking interventions, by age group Assessment skills and flow charts for assessing individual body systems Step-by-step direction on triage methods-assessments, procedures, and monitoring, including: Triage criteria for critical trauma assessment Primary and secondary assessment - parameters, questions to ask patients, interventions Emergency Nurses Association and Academy of Emergency Physicians five-level triage scale to determine patient acuity Assessing child and elder abuse and neglect Maternal/neonatal charts - assessing gestational age, maternal hypotension, true versus false labor, fetal distress, preeclampsia, and more Newborn assessment charts and graphs - neonatal resuscitation, APGAR scoring system, pediatric vital sign normal ranges, pediatric trauma score, and more Assessment charts and pain measurement scale for scoring pain acuteness, symptoms, and appearance Disaster and mass casualty triage protocols Treating special triage populations - pediatric, geriatric, pregnant, LGBTQ patients Cultural considerations in patient care Evidence collection kit materials Practical guide to patient teaching About the Clinical Editor Joyce Foresman-Capuzzi, MSN, APRN, CCNS, is a Clinical Nurse Educator at Lankenau Medical Center at the Crozer Keystone Health System in Chester, Pennsylvania.
"This book is a manual of nursing procedures originally prepared for the students of the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, written to obviate the necessity of note-taking by the students during the presentation of demonstration by the instructor . . . On the whole the manual is excellent. An instructor would find it of great value in planning her demonstration. It would be difficult to improve upon the simplicity and clarity with which the steps of the procedures are given." -Pacific Coast Journal of Nursing Nursing Procedures was first published in 1929. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.
This book will help the reader to understand the suicidal mind from a phenomenological point of view, shedding light on the feelings of suicidal individuals and also those of clinicians. In accordance with the importance that the phenomenological approach attaches to subjectivity and sense of self as the starting points for knowledge, emphasis is placed on the need for the clinician to focus on the subjective experiences of the at-risk individual, to set aside prior assumptions, judgments, or interpretations, and to identify ways of bridging gaps in communication associated with negative emotions. The vital importance of empathy is stressed, drawing attention to the insights offered by neuroimaging studies and the role of mirror neurons in social cognition. It is widely acknowledged that when a clinician meets a person who wants to die by suicide, the clinician does not fully understand what is going on inside the mind of that individual. This book recognizes that any approach to suicide prevention must promote understanding of suicidal thoughts and feelings. The awareness that it fosters and the innovative perspectives that it presents will appeal to a wide readership.
The First World War was the first 'total war'. Its industrial weaponry damaged millions of men and drove whole armies underground into dangerously unhealthy trenches. Many were killed. Many more suffered terrible, life-threatening injuries: wound infections such as gas gangrene and tetanus, exposure to extremes of temperature, emotional trauma and systemic disease. In an effort to alleviate this suffering, tens of thousands of women volunteered to serve as nurses. Of these, some were experienced professionals, while others had undergone only minimal training. But regardless of their preparation, they would all gain a unique understanding of the conditions of industrial warfare. Until recently their contributions, both to the saving of lives and to our understanding of warfare, have remained largely hidden from view. By combining biographical research with textual analysis, Nurse writers of the great war opens a window onto their insights into the nature of nursing and the impact of warfare. -- .
Covering the entire research process - from understanding theory to writing up your project - this book provides students with an easy-to-follow introduction to qualitative methods in nursing and healthcare. It offers straightforward guidance on key issues such as ethics and equips students with practical tools for approaching steps like searching and reviewing the literature. It also: Provides a clear historical overview of nursing and healthcare research, helping deepen understanding of the field Shows students how to use literature to inform their choice of a research topic and research question Helps students develop a critical approach to their own thinking and practice. Grounded in numerous real-world examples that offer insight into best practice and how to overcome potential pitfalls, this book helps students to develop their research skills and use qualitative methods with confidence. Visit https://study.sagepub.com/dingwallandstaniland to watch author-hosted video introductions to each chapter, exclusive videos from the SAGE Research Methods collection and a variety of research-focused YouTube videos to support your learning.
With over 1,000 of the latest and most common FDA-approved drugs, the Delmar NURSE'S DRUG HANDBOOK 2010 International Edition continues to be an essential resource for the most important drug information. Each entry provides a wealth of facts concerning drug action, dosage, interactions, and contraindications. Clear guidelines are also provided for administration of drugs, communication with clients, and nursing considerations. The Delmar NURSE'S DRUG HANDBOOK 2010 International Edition highlights prevention of medication errors and clinical accountability like no other drug resource, making it a trusted product for nursing students, practicing nurses, and other health care professionals.
Compassion has become a prominent issue in health policy and practice and the recommendations of the Francis Report and the Berwick Review emphasised the need for compassion in care. This timely and important text book provides a valuable resource for practicing and student nurses which examines compassion in depth, but from a real world perspective. It appreciates and discusses the emotional labour of care and the realities of practice which can make 'caring' and 'having compassion' feel like a difficult and impossible task. This is an essential guide for those seeking clarity and depth in the analysis of compassion in contemporary nursing. Whether on a pre-qualifying undergraduate degree or an experienced practitioner, this is a must-have book for anyone interested in creating a compassionate health service.
The need for nurses is always great, but so is the competition to secure a place in a pre-registration programme at university. If you re considering a career in nursing, Get into UK Nursing School For Dummies can provide you with the vital edge you need to succeed at getting into nursing school. This compact book provides you with expert advice at each step along the way, including: * Career assessment is nursing for you? * Choosing a field to specialize in adult, children's, mental health or learning disability nursing. * Long term planning A-levels, extracurricular activities, volunteer work, and work experience that can make you a more attractive candidate * Considerations for mature/non-traditional students. * Personal statement Plenty of insight and examples to help you create a winning and truly personal personal statement * Research Put together a plan that ensures you find a university that s right for you. * Test preparation Brush up on your literacy and numeracy skills. * The interview Common questions and how to tackle them whether you re in a one-on-one and group interview. From "How do I get started?" to "When can I expect to be offered a place?" Get into Nursing School For Dummies answers the questions you have with the information you need.
Handbook Of Geriatric Care Management, Third Edition Is A Comprehensive Guide For Geriatric Care Managers (Gcms) To Help Define Duties And Procedures While Providing Guidelines For Setting Up A Geriatric Care Practice. An Essential Teaching Tool, This New Edition Is An Easy-To-Use, Practical Guide That Gives Students The Foundation They Need To Receive A Certificate Or Degree In GCM. The Third Edition Has Been Completely Updated With Revised Chapters On Psychosocial Assessment, Functional Assessment, Ethnic And Cultural Assessment, And Writing A Geriatric Assessment. Also Included Throughout The Text For Additional Study Are Sample Forms, Sample Letters, And Case Examples.
Over 99% of the world's population is infected with at least one potentially cancer-causing organism. It is vital for nurses and other healthcare professionals to be aware of the extent of infection-associated cancer and of how they can contribute to prevention of such cancers.
"Infectious Causes of Cancer," aimed principally at nurses and other healthcare professionals, considers the epidemiology and biology of infectious causes of cancer. It examines each of the infectious agents associated with an increased risk of cancer, discussing epidemiology of the infection and cancer, pathophysiology of the cancer, mechanisms, associated risk factors, and prevention of the infection and cancer.
Key Features: A comprehensive and accessible guide to infection associated cancer and how to contribute to preventionA must-have for students or healthcare professionals working in oncology, primary care or health promotionBrings together all the up-to-date science, evidence and research related to infections and cancer in one publication
This book documents how nurses have shown their dedication, courage, expertise and compassion in helping communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disastrous events. It aims to inspire and equip nurses and other health professionals to help people in disaster-affected areas and contribute to community resilience. The last decade (2005-2015) has been characterized by a number of overwhelming natural disasters - tropical storms, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis; and threats of emerging infectious diseases - SARS, MERSCoV and Ebola around the world. Countries from the Asia Pacific region, such as Australia, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, India, Japan, Nepal, Philippines, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Thailand and Vanuatu, have borne the brunt of the devastation caused by these catastrophic events. Nurses from these countries have stepped in providing emergency care in hospitals and in the field, addressing public health needs in evacuation centers, supporting epidemiologic surveillance and conducting health education, training and research, to help save lives and support communities build back better.
Adult Nursing Practice: Using evidence in care enables today's students and newly qualified nurses develop the knowledge and skills they need to deliver, and lead care tomorrow. Reflecting the principles of evidence-based care in line with the current NMC competencies, this textbook helps students learn to manage patients with common conditions and fundamental health needs so they can provide the best possible evidence-based care. Written, and edited by leading nurses from practice, education and research, it focuses on common diseases, fundamental health needs, and symptoms that nurses' encounter in daily practice. Conditions are clearly explained so that the causes of ill health are easily understood. Every chapter covers pathophysiology, indicates the key priorities for nursing assessment, and discusses 'what the evidence says', before considering nursing management options. Throughout the authors' clear signposts to trustworthy evidence mean that students can effortlessly select the best nursing interventions for their patients using the current available evidence-base. The ideal guide for students preparing for registration and newly qualified staff going through preceptorship, it is packed with over 115 illustrations and lots of features to bring the subject to life and make learning easier: BLNursing assessment illustrations outline challenges caused by common diseases in a helpful and memorable way, highlighting issues that need assessment BLRed flag icons indicate the warning signs of deterioration and urgent questions are listed that can be used for assessment and monitoring BLCase studies of effective evidence-based interventions show the difference that high quality nursing care makes BLCross references between common conditions' causes and managing related health needs and symptoms develop understanding by clearly linking pathophysiology with nursing management options BLTheory into practice boxes further enhance learning through suggested activities, such as exploring key evidence, considering major practice issues or applying core knowledge while out on placement BLOnline resource centre at www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/orc/bullock /. Filled with interactive and useful e-learning resources to help students test their learning, keep up-to-date with the latest evidence and further expand their knowledge, it features: BLClinical decision making scenarios BLQuiz questions BLUpdates to content BLHyperlinked references BLimages from the book BLLecturer resources
This innovative text delivers more than 40 evidence-based teaching strategies that educators can use to engage nursing students and enhance their learning in a variety of teaching environments. It provides a wealth of new teaching designs both novice and experienced faculty can use to inspire and motivate learners in the classroom, through simulation, online, and in community or hospital settings. Strategies developed by leading clinical nursing and health educators characterize nursing education as a dynamic and highly specialized field that stems from meaningful interactions between learners and educators.For ease of comparison, each practical teaching strategy is organized in a consistent format including student-centered competencies and nursing education accreditation standards. The text also provides a template and a step-by-step guide on how to customize the strategies to fit the needs of learners and educators. The designs include an emphasis on applications of technologically-enhanced innovations in nursing education, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the use of the humanities and art. This text answers the ongoing call for inter-professional education necessary to prepare the next generation of expert nurses in the rapidly changing environment of healthcare. Key Features: Evidence-based research used in the development of each teaching strategy Groundbreaking practices in a variety of environments will challenge the discipline and spark additional innovations throughout Nursing Chapters consistently provide optimal learning outcomes and teaching objectives, preparation resources, modules of implementation, methods to evaluate the effectiveness of each strategy, outlined limitations, and accreditation standards Downloadable sample materials provide case scenarios, templates, and other examples for each strategy Instructor's Manual included!
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