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Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology - For Nursing and Healthcare Students (Paperback, 3rd Edition): Ian Peate, Suzanne Evans Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology - For Nursing and Healthcare Students (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Ian Peate, Suzanne Evans
R898 Discovery Miles 8 980 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The third edition of Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology is a concise yet comprehensive introduction to the structure and function of the human body. Written with the needs of nursing and healthcare students in mind, this bestselling textbook incorporates clinical examples and scenarios throughout to illustrate how the topics covered are applied in practice. Hundreds of full-colour illustrations complement numerous case studies encompassing all fields of nursing practice, alongside learning outcomes, self-assessment tests, chapter summaries, and other effective learning tools. This latest edition has been thoroughly updated by a team of international contributors to reflect the current Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards for Education, with enhanced online learning resources including an image bank, a searchable online glossary, flashcards, interactive multiple-choice questions, and more. Offering a user-friendly introduction to anatomy and physiology, this textbook: Provides a variety of clinical scenarios and examples to relate theory to practice Outlines the disorders associated with each chapter's topic Presents information on medicines management for each body system Is written by an international team Features extensive supplementary online resources for both students and instructors Is available with accompanying study guide, Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology Workbook Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology is the perfect introduction to the subject for student nurses, particularly those in the first year of their course, healthcare assistants and nursing associates, and other allied health students.

Writing for Nursing and Midwifery Students (Paperback, 3rd ed. 2019): Julio Gimenez Writing for Nursing and Midwifery Students (Paperback, 3rd ed. 2019)
Julio Gimenez
R490 R432 Discovery Miles 4 320 Save R58 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Combining a theoretical approach with practical activities, this book is invaluable for nursing and midwifery students and will help them to master the basics of writing at university. It equips students with the skills needed to examine cognitive processes such as reflection and critical thinking and includes essential information on referencing correctly and avoiding plagiarism. Going beyond the traditional essay, it provides support and guidance on producing care critiques, action plans, portfolios and journal article reviews alongside complex argumentative writing and undergraduate dissertation proposals. Written in an engaging and accessible style, this is a comprehensive writing toolkit for students of nursing, midwifery, health and social care. Suitable for students of all levels, it is ideal for use in class or for independent study.

Clinical Pocket Reference for Nurses (Spiral bound, 4th New edition): Bernie Garrett, Paul Ong, Paul Galdas Clinical Pocket Reference for Nurses (Spiral bound, 4th New edition)
Bernie Garrett, Paul Ong, Paul Galdas
R430 Discovery Miles 4 300 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

UPDATED AND EXPANDED FOR 2019. A clinical pocket reference provides key information that a nurse will require on placement and in practice, selected by experienced teachers/practitioners, clearly written and presented, drawn from a wide range of different sources, packaged in an easily accessible portable format suitable for pocket or mobile devices. This will be invaluable for all those involved in the first five years of nursing, from the clinical skills lab to preceptorship. Nursing students, mentors, practice educators and preceptees will find that this resource enables the move into real life practice, supporting safe, confident patient centred nursing. The new, fourth edition has been updated throughout and now includes the latest assessment of risk tools: A to E, NEWS, SBAR; plus Glasgow Coma Scale, respiratory tables, shock and sepsis, mental health nursing, wound healing and other topics. Incorporates latest RC (UK) Resuscitation Guidelines October 2015. This edition also supports the new pre-registration nursing education standards released by the NMC (Nursing & Midwifery Council) in early 2019, allowing it to support all within the nursing practice. The authors, all experienced teacher/practitioners have looked at latest teaching trends and national drivers, including the new NMC standards to provide coverage of the widening range of competencies a nurse needs to display in today's healthcare environment. This resource provides rapid access to key information that a nurse will need to provide effective holistic care of the adult patient. For the student on clinical placement it provides a valuable aide memoire for recently learnt key information. For the newly qualified nurse it assists review, reflection and revalidation.

Maine Nursing - Interviews and History on Caring and Competence (Paperback): Valerie Hart, Susan Henderson, Juliana... Maine Nursing - Interviews and History on Caring and Competence (Paperback)
Valerie Hart, Susan Henderson, Juliana L'Heureux, Ann Sossong
R450 R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 Save R83 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Low-intensity CBT Skills and Interventions - a practitioner's manual (Paperback): Paul A. Farrand Low-intensity CBT Skills and Interventions - a practitioner's manual (Paperback)
Paul A. Farrand
R713 Discovery Miles 7 130 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book takes you step-by-step through the Low-intensity CBT interventions and clinical procedures. With an Online Resource site of accompanying workbooks and worksheets, it provides a comprehensive manual for trainee and qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners.

Problem-solving and decision-making strategies and skills - A co-curriculum - teaching thinking skills for nursing students... Problem-solving and decision-making strategies and skills - A co-curriculum - teaching thinking skills for nursing students (Paperback)
Litha Beekman
R175 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R20 (11%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

This is a textbook and a workbook with numerous excercises providing strategies and skills for the development of thinking skills. The approach is holistic and integrative and provides the student with the big picture.

Sociology for Nurses (Paperback, 3rd Edition): Elaine Denny, Sarah Earle, Alistair Hewison Sociology for Nurses (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Elaine Denny, Sarah Earle, Alistair Hewison
R552 Discovery Miles 5 520 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Sociology for Nurses has become a leading textbook and an invaluable companion for students wishing to get to grips with how sociology can positively transform professional nursing practice. This thoroughly revised new edition maintains its commitment to providing jargon-free explanations of sociological theories and evidence to show how studying sociology can be useful in all branches of nursing. Readers will develop a clear understanding of what sociology is and why it is essential to practice, gain deeper awareness of social issues such as gender, ethnicity, class and the life course, and become more familiar with the social contexts of health policy and nursing as a profession. With updates in every chapter, the third edition includes a new chapter on research methods, a reorganized collection of chapters on health policy, extended coverage of long-term illness and disability, as well as contemporary case studies on topical healthcare issues such as dementia, the obesity epidemic and recent attempts to integrate health and social care. In addition, the book provides clearly defined learning aims, a useful glossary of sociological concepts, structured activities and questions for discussion, and annotated suggestions for further reading. The editors and contributing authors to the book have a wealth of experience teaching sociology to nurses at diploma and degree pre-registration and post-registration levels. Their book will continue to spark interest and debate among all student nurses, particularly those approaching sociology for the first time. Please visit the accompanying website at: http://www.politybooks.com/sociologyfornurses.

The Soul of Care - The Moral Education of a Husband and a Doctor (Paperback): Arthur Kleinman The Soul of Care - The Moral Education of a Husband and a Doctor (Paperback)
Arthur Kleinman
R340 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R66 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Openings - Dementia Poems and Photographs (Paperback): John Killick, Carl Cordonnier Openings - Dementia Poems and Photographs (Paperback)
John Killick, Carl Cordonnier
R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Study Guide for Foundations and Adult Health Nursing (Paperback, 7 Revised Edition): Kelly Gosnell, Kim Cooper Study Guide for Foundations and Adult Health Nursing (Paperback, 7 Revised Edition)
Kelly Gosnell, Kim Cooper
R1,326 Discovery Miles 13 260 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Together with the textbook, the Study Guide for Foundations and Adult Health Nursing, 6th Edition will help you gain a solid understanding of the key principles, concepts, and skills you need to succeed in your nursing education and career. New NCLEXO examination-style alternate-item format questions and critical thinking activities join labeling, completion, and short-answer activities all with textbook page references. Learning activities help you meet content objectives, and include crossword puzzles, labeling, matching, completion, identification, NCLEX (R) exam-style multiple-choice review questions, and critical thinking questions. Page references are included for all activities except for the critical thinking questions, to facilitate your review. A complete answer key for the study guide is provided in the student resources on Evolve. NEW! An increased emphasis on NCLEX (R) review prepares you more effectively for the NCLEX-PN (R) examination, with more NCLEX-style alternate-format type questions and more critical thinking activities.

Juta's Nursing Psychology - Applying Psychological Concepts to Nursing Practice (Paperback, New Edition): L. Middleton, G.... Juta's Nursing Psychology - Applying Psychological Concepts to Nursing Practice (Paperback, New Edition)
L. Middleton, G. Nicolson, V. O'Neill
R313 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R37 (12%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

Juta's nursing psychology is aimed at nursing professionals to enable them to apply psychological concepts to nursing practice and so assist them in their day-to-day contact with patients. It examines human behaviour in a holistic way, and this means considering the whole person: brain, nervous system, personality, stage of life, social relationships and so on. The selection of topics in Juta's nursing psychology makes this holistic view a reality and includes: the biological basis of human behaviour; human development across the lifespan, including the social context; psychological approaches to health and ill-health; an introduction to counselling.

Nursing Practice - Knowledge and Care (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Ian Peate, Karen Wild Nursing Practice - Knowledge and Care (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Ian Peate, Karen Wild 1
R1,121 Discovery Miles 11 210 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The second edition of the successful and definitive nursing textbook, Nursing Practice is designed to support the student throughout the entire nursing degree. Structured around the latest Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Conduct, it explores a range of clinical and professional issues that the student will need to know, in one complete and accessible volume. Thoroughly updated and with full-colour, high quality illustrations throughout, this new edition features an additional chapter on the principles of supporting families and carers in practice, advice on revalidation, as well as a number of learning features and activities to help consolidate learning. Nursing Practice provides invaluable information to enable not just student nurses, but also those who are qualified and members of the extended nursing family, to develop a deeper understanding of their patients needs and to ensure that they are practicing safely and effectively.

Saving Lives - Why the Media's Portrayal of Nursing Puts Us All at Risk (Paperback, Updated Edition): Sandy Summers, Harry... Saving Lives - Why the Media's Portrayal of Nursing Puts Us All at Risk (Paperback, Updated Edition)
Sandy Summers, Harry Jacobs Summers
R676 Discovery Miles 6 760 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

For millions of people worldwide, nurses are the difference between life and death, self-sufficiency and dependency, hope and despair. But a lack of understanding of what nurses really do - one perpetuated by popular media's portrayal of nurses as simplistic archetypes - has devalued the profession and contributed to a global shortage that constitutes a public health crisis. Today, the thin ranks of the nursing workforce contribute to countless preventable deaths. This fully updated and expanded edition of Saving Lives highlights the essential roles nurses play in contemporary health care and how this role is marginalized by contemporary culture. Through engaging prose and examples drawn from television, advertising, and news coverage, the authors detail the media's role in reinforcing stereotypes that fuel the nursing shortage and devalue a highly educated sector of the contemporary workforce. Perhaps most important, the authors provide a wealth of ideas to help reinvigorate the nursing field and correct this imbalance. As American health care undergoes its greatest overhaul in decades, the practical role of nurses - that as autonomous, highly skilled practitioners - has never been more important. Accordingly, Saving Lives addresses both the sources of, and prescription for, misperceptions surrounding contemporary nursing.

Study Guide for Understanding Nursing Research - Building an Evidence-Based Practice (Paperback, 6th Revised edition): Susan K.... Study Guide for Understanding Nursing Research - Building an Evidence-Based Practice (Paperback, 6th Revised edition)
Susan K. Grove, Jennifer R. Gray, Nancy Burns
R888 Discovery Miles 8 880 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Review nursing research concepts and learn to apply them for evidence-based practice! With learning activities in each chapter, this study guide reinforces the content covered in Understanding Nursing Research, 5th Edition by Nancy Burns and Susan K. Grove. This edition includes an expanded focus on evidence-based practice and new case studies to help you understand the research process and apply your findings to the clinical setting. Three published research studies provide an opportunity to practice with the appraisal and application of nursing research. Hands-on practice with three published studies includes three full-text published studies that are referenced throughout the Study Guide. Time-tested and innovative exercises include brief Introductions, Key Terms exercises, Key Ideas exercises, Making Connections exercises, Exercises in Critical Appraisal, and Going Beyond exercises to promote in-depth learning for a variety of learning styles. Learning activities for each textbook chapter reinforce key concepts and guide you in application to evidence-based clinical practice. Answer key allows you to check your understanding and learn from mistakes (formative assessment). NEW! Increased emphasis on evidence-based practice corresponding to the EBP emphasis in the text to help students who are new to nursing research understand the research process and apply it to evidence-based nursing practice. NEW! Increased high-value learning activities have been incorporated throughout the study guide. NEW! Web-Based Activities are now included in each chapter to reinforce using the Internet appropriately for scholarly research and evidence-based practice. NEW! Updated full-text articles ensure that the examples provided reflect the most current, high-quality studies that are meaningful today. NEW! Quick-reference printed tabs have been added to differentiate the answer key and each of the book's three published studies appendices (four tabs total) for improved navigation and usability.

Nursing for Wellness in Older Adults (Hardcover, Eighth, International Edition): Carol Miller Nursing for Wellness in Older Adults (Hardcover, Eighth, International Edition)
Carol Miller
R1,418 Discovery Miles 14 180 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ensure the most effective wellness-oriented nursing care for older adults - in any healthcare setting. Confidently deliver wellness-oriented care for older adults across a changing healthcare environment with the latest evidence-based coverage of gerontological nursing. Comprehensively revised and updated, Nursing for Wellness in Older Adults, Eighth Edition fosters your understanding of both the physiologic and psychosocial aspects of aging, as well as broader issues of cultural competence, legal matters, and ethical concerns. Organized around the author's proven Functional Consequences Theory for Promoting Wellness in Older Adults, this trusted text focuses on equipping you to work proactively with older adults to promote high levels of functioning and quality of life, despite the limitations associated with aging, disease, and related conditions. NEW! Technology to Promote Wellness in Older Adults boxes familiarize you with technology-based interventions for promoting wellness in older adults. NEW! Interprofessional Collaboration (IPC) coverage emphasizes strategies for working with other healthcare professionals in managing care of older patients. NEW! Global Perspective boxes illustrate proven international approaches to quality gerontological nursing. NEW! Unfolding Patient Stories authored by the National League for Nursing challenge you to apply your understanding to realistic patient scenarios. NEW! A Transitional Care Unfolding Case Study helps you manage a patient requiring care across a variety of healthcare settings. Case Studies (both multipart and standalone) encourage you to apply nursing theory to real-life situations. Quality and Safety Education in Nursing (QSEN) examples help you apply knowledge and skills to care plans for unfolding cases. Assessment, Intervention, Evidence-Based Practice, Cultural Considerations, Diversity Note, and Caregiver Wellness boxes detail helpful approaches and tools for effective wellness-oriented nursing practice. Online Learning Activities point readers to the book's companion web page to access related resources, articles, and evidence-based guidelines. American Journal of Nursing Gerontologic Nursing Book of the Year 2015 This leading content is also incorporated into Lippincott CoursePoint+, a dynamic learning solution that integrates this book's curriculum, adaptive learning tools, virtual simulations, real-time data reporting, and the latest evidence-based practice content together into one powerful student learning solution. Lippincott CoursePoint+ improves the nursing students' critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills to prepare them for practice.

Study Guide for Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing (Paperback, 7th Revised edition): Gloria Leifer Study Guide for Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing (Paperback, 7th Revised edition)
Gloria Leifer
R1,059 Discovery Miles 10 590 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Master key concepts and apply them to your nursing practice! Corresponding to the chapters in Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing, 6th Edition, by Gloria Leifer, RN, MA, CNE, this study guide reinforces your understanding of essential concepts and skills. It offers the preparation you need to pass the NCLEX Examination and succeed in your nursing career. NCLEX exam-style multiple-choice review questions at the end of each chapter test basic chapter knowledge as well as ask for appropriate nursing actions, what the nurse should expect in terms of medical care of the patient, and what complications the patient is at risk of developing. Case Studies and Applying Knowledge activities provide additional opportunities to apply learned information to clinical care. Thinking Critically activities require you to apply what you've learned in the textbook to new situations and draw conclusions based on that knowledge. Learning activities include matching, labeling, and completion exercises to help you learn basic concepts of maternity and pediatric nursing. Crossword puzzles in selected chapters are a nice way to change up the format when testing comprehension of terms and concepts. Answer key is located on the student's Evolve website. Several Thinking Critically sections and case studies with critical thinking questions have been added. Alternate-item format questions are included in the review questions for the NCLEX Examination.

Study Guide for Foundations of Nursing (Paperback, 7th Revised edition): Kim Cooper, Kelly Gosnell Study Guide for Foundations of Nursing (Paperback, 7th Revised edition)
Kim Cooper, Kelly Gosnell
R852 Discovery Miles 8 520 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This must-have Study Guide will help you understand and apply material from every chapter of Foundations of Nursing, 6th Edition! Use this study guide together with the textbook to gain a solid understanding of the key principles, concepts, and skills you need to succeed in your nursing education and career while also preparing for the NCLEX-PN exam. "Useful for student nurses or return to practice nurses wanting to improve their knowledge." Reviewed by: Helen Reeves, St Giles Walsall Hospice on behalf of Nursing Times, November 2015 Learning activities help you meet content objectives, and include crossword puzzles, labeling, matching, completion, identification, NCLEX exam-style multiple-choice review questions, and critical thinking questions. Page references are included for all activities except for the critical thinking questions, to facilitate your review. NEW! An increased emphasis on NCLEX review prepares you more effectively for the NCLEX-PN examination, with more NCLEX-style alternate-format type questions and more critical thinking activities.

NLN's Certified Nurse Educator Review - The Official National League for Nursing Guide (Paperback): Linda Caputi NLN's Certified Nurse Educator Review - The Official National League for Nursing Guide (Paperback)
Linda Caputi
R981 Discovery Miles 9 810 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Written by expert researchers, educators, and professionals who collaboratively design standards and national certification exams for professional nurses, the" CNE Review Book "is the definitive guide for faculty pursuing the CNE credential. Based on the revised 2012 practice analysis, this book is an essential text for aspiring certified nurse educators and all nurse educators across the academic spectrum.
Each of the book's chapters addresses one of the eight competencies required for the practice of academic nursing education. Special features include:
Sample test questions developed by the Certification Test Development Committee of the NLN Certification Commission Extensive bibliography of the most current literature addressing each competency How-to applications of content to the educator's practice.

Fundamentals of Assessment and Care Planning for Nurses (Paperback): Ian Peate Fundamentals of Assessment and Care Planning for Nurses (Paperback)
Ian Peate
R931 Discovery Miles 9 310 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

All nursing students are required to meet the seven standards produced by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) before being entered onto the professional register. Fundamentals of Assessment and Care Planning for Nurses addresses two of these important standards, helping readers become proficient in assessing patient needs, and planning, providing and evaluating care. This timely publication adopts a practical approach with NMC proficiencies at its core, providing guidance and insight into the application of key skills and demonstrating competency in real-life settings. Centres around a fictitious nuclear family to provide a practical basis to the various chapters and assessment Offers mnemonics to enable comprehensive history taking and systematic physical assessment Helps readers address socio-cultural considerations they may face in practice Includes links to literature that provides further support and additional information Fundamentals of Assessment and Care Planning for Nurses is an important resource for pre-registration nursing students and Nursing Associates who are required to demonstrate proficiency in the new NMC standards, and other registered practitioners seeking to update their knowledge.

Nursing dynamics (Paperback, 5th ed): M. Muller, P. Bester Nursing dynamics (Paperback, 5th ed)
M. Muller, P. Bester
R570 R472 Discovery Miles 4 720 Save R98 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

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.

The New Culture of Dementia Care (Hardcover): T.M. Kitwood, Sue Benson The New Culture of Dementia Care (Hardcover)
T.M. Kitwood, Sue Benson
R554 Discovery Miles 5 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
From a Safe Distance - Suicide is Not the End of the Story (Paperback): Julia Bishop From a Safe Distance - Suicide is Not the End of the Story (Paperback)
Julia Bishop
R270 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R41 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Leadership - For nursing, health and social care students (Paperback): Louise Jones, Clare L. Bennett Leadership - For nursing, health and social care students (Paperback)
Louise Jones, Clare L. Bennett
R411 Discovery Miles 4 110 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Leadership is an accessible introductory textbook for nursing, health and social care students seeking to develop their leadership skills. Offering practical advice underpinned by theoretical perspectives, the book will help you to understand the principles of effective leadership and apply them to your own practice. You will learn: What leadership is and what skills and qualities you need to become an effective leader. About leadership within the cultural context of your work environment. How to use leadership skills to influence outcomes in the workplace. The importance of the leader as a catalyst for change. How leaders influence policy development. How to identify your own strengths and weaknesses and create an action plan to develop your emerging leadership skills. This book will kick-start your leadership journey in health and social care and help you to exhibit and unleash your leadership potential. "I believe this book will help me to develop my leadership skills and give me a background knowledge on how leadership can be influenced by other factors and the skills needed to be an effective leader within my own career, which I feel every student reading this book would benefit from." Review on studentnurseandbeyond.co.uk, April 2019 This title is an updated and revised version of Leadership in Health and Social Care: an introduction for emerging leaders, published in 2012. Essentials is a series of accessible, introductory textbooks for students in nursing, health and social care. New and forthcoming titles in the series: The Care Process Communication Skills Promoting Health and Wellbeing Research and Evidence-based Practice Study Skills

New Nurse's Survival Guide (Paperback): Genevieve Chandler New Nurse's Survival Guide (Paperback)
Genevieve Chandler
R656 Discovery Miles 6 560 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Your transition from nursing student to practicing nurse begins here! "As a nursing faculty member, I found the book informative, interesting, and just a pleasure to read. There is a lot of useful information for the new graduate nurse. 3 Stars."--Doody's Review Service Packed with real-life examples and indispensable advice from novice nurses and staff development experts, New Nurse's Survival Guide is the single best book available on how to get the job you want and become the nurse you aspire to be after you graduate from nursing school. You'll learn exactly what you must know and do in order to stand out from all the other new graduates and make yourself irresistible to employers -- in even the most challenging job market. And you'll find out what it really takes to thrive, not just survive, during your first year on the job. Land a great job in any economy by learning: What you can do to gain on-the-job experience while you are still in school How to prepare for your job search, interview, and orientation What hospitals are looking for and what you need to bring to the table How you can demonstrate that you are a nurse that takes the initiative How to demonstrate leadership to potential employers

UCL Hospitals Injectable Medicines Administration Guide - Pharmacy Department (Paperback, 3rd Edition): University College... UCL Hospitals Injectable Medicines Administration Guide - Pharmacy Department (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
University College London Hospitals
R840 Discovery Miles 8 400 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

I would definitely recommend this book to all staff with an interest and involvement in intravenous drug therapy. The Pharmaceutical Journal There is no doubt that nurses will find this small book useful. It should be available for consultation in any clinical area where drugs are administered to patients by the injectable routes. Journal of Clinical Nursing The safe administration of injectable medicines is key to patient safety. The NPSA recognises the use of injectable medicines is a high risk activity and recommends written information about injectables to be available at the point of preparation. The UCL Hospitals Injectable Medicines Administration Guide is a practical, accessible guide covering many important aspects of administering medicines by injection. It provides clear, concise information on the preparation and administration of over 245 injectable medicines for adults, paediatrics and neonates. It is an essential resource for nurses and other healthcare professionals: it provides the key information and advice needed for the safe and effective administration of injectable medicines. The Guide's introductory section provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of injectable therapy, including the risks and benefits of IV administration, infusion devices, and pharmaceutical aspects of injectable therapy. For each drug the alphabetically tabulated monographs provide: * A practical method of preparation and administration via the IV, IM and SC routes, with risk reduction in mind at every step * Expert advice from the team of specialist pharmacists at UCLH to ensure safe and pragmatic use of each medicine * Monitoring advice for the management of reactions that may occur during administration * Y-site and syringe driver compatibility data * Minimum infusion volume data for fluid restricted patients * Extravasation warnings, pH, sodium content, displacement values, stability and flush data New to this edition: *40 new monographs including recently marketed, unlicensed, rarely used and specialist medicines * Detailed advice for the administration of high risk medicines such as heparin, with access to UCLH's medicine related guidelines at www.wiley.com/go/UCLH * A colour-coded NPSA risk assessment for every mode of administration for every medicine, to highlight the safest method of administration * A user guide and tutorial to give new readers confidence in using and understanding the Guide * Revised chapters on administration methods and devices, aseptic non-touch technique, and latex allergy * Fully revised and expanded Y-site compatibility section * Spiral binding to allow the book to be left open at the relevant page The Guide is also available electronically at www. uclhguide.com.

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