Mckenna's Drug Handbook for Nursing and Midwifery

Author: Lisa McKenna,Sanja Mirkov

Publisher: Lww

ISBN: 9781920994976

Category: Medical

Page: 1408

View: 5892

A bestselling essential resource for nurses and healthcare practitioners. The seventh edition of the most comprehensive drug guide in Australia and New Zealand now comes in a new and improved design! A laminated cover protects from damage and spills and it's never been easier to find essential information with the improved structure and page design. The new handy pocket-sized drug card offers on the go information and new drug profiles guarantee the most up-to-date information for users.NEW! Durable cover and handy drug card. NEW! Revised chapter structure and page design. NEW! Sports Risk categories for exercise science students and professionals. Adjust-a-dose for application across the life cycle (pregnancy, childhood, adults and older adults). Adverse Reactions for each drug split into five sections: body system, common, uncommon, life-threatening, or common and life-threatening. Contraindications Quick reference flaps with drug calculations Care Considerations and Patient Teaching have been revised and updated on evidence-based considerations

Havard's Nursing Guide to Drugs

Author: Adriana P. Tiziani

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729581624

Category: Medical

Page: 1224

View: 2358

This ninth edition of Havard’s Nursing Guide to Drugs e-book continues to provide reliable, accurate drug information for nursing and midwifery students and practitioners. All content in this must have nursing drug handbook, is tailored for nurses and midwives in Australia and New Zealand. User-friendly and fully up-to-date, this indispensible nursing e-book delivers safe drug administration information regarding form, action, use, dose, adverse effects and interactions in compliance with current pharmaceutical guidelines by the Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA). Each therapeutic drug class features a detailed description, followed by an A-Z of drugs within that class. Important Nursing points and cautions throughout this edition highlight best practice in drug administration. Patient teaching and advice has been included to emphasise an essential part of care within a multidisciplinary team. This e-book edition also features icons that indicate drug cautions during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and another that indicates drug-specific restrictions in sport. A bestselling Elsevier textbook, Havard’s Nursing Guide to Drugs has been the premier drug guide for nurses and midwives since 1983. Havard’s Nursing Guide to Drugs 9th edition will also be available for separate purchase as an app (iOS and android) and provides an easy reference, searchable version of the text in mobile format for students and practitioners to carry with them during clinical practice. Also, available for separate purchase to be used alongside the Havard’s Nursing Guide to Drugs app will be the Tiziani Drug Calculations app. When both apps are purchased the user will be able to share function, content and data between the two applications. This link will provide cross reference from the text to case studies and drug calculation MCQ’s, placing the pharmacology in a clinical context. Havard's Nursing Guide to Drugs 9e app and the Tiziani Drug Calculations app will be available for purchase in December 2013. Drugs listed by therapeutic class and by body system Both trade names and generic drug names provided Each drug entry listed by available forms, action, use, dosage, adverse effects, interactions with other drugs Nursing points and cautions and Patient teaching and advice ensure quality patient care New focus on Patient teaching and advice. All existing drugs reviewed and updated. All new entries checked to ensure form, action, dose, usage, adverse effects, contraindication and precautions comply with current pharmaceutical guidelines. Cautions for drugs used during pregnancy and breastfeeding are highlighted with an icon. Cautions for sports related drugs are also highlighted with an icon.

Pharmacology for Nursing and Midwifery

Author: Lisa McKenna,Anecita Gigi Lim

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781920994013

Category: Drugs

Page: 966

View: 3638

Making a difficult subject easy to understand this Australia and New Zealand textbook explains the principles of drug therapy before students are introduced to more complex learning objectives, such as pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Features such as Focus on boxes and in-text summaries present information quickly and simply.

Prepu for McKenna's Pharmacology for Nursing and Health Professionals

Author: Lisa McKenna

Publisher: PrepU

ISBN: 9781496373489

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 6323

PrepU for McKenna's Pharmacology for Nursing and Health Professionals, Second Australia and New Zealand Edition uses a formative and individualized approach to help students master their pharmacology course. The adaptive quizzing engine provides students with personalized quizzes that help each student learn based on demonstrated mastery, while giving instructors a window into students and class-wide misconceptions, strengths, and weaknesses. The new edition has been fully updated in conjunction with the main text. Users will find thousands of questions written at the Application and Analysis levels and hundreds of alternate-format items.

Pharmacology in Nursing

Australian and New Zealand Edition with Student Resource Access 12 Months

Author: Bonita Broyles,Gayle McKenzie,Sussan Pleunik,Barry S. Reiss,Mary E. Evans,Rachel Page

Publisher: Cengage AU

ISBN: 0170362035

Category: Drugs

Page: 809

View: 7541


The Midwife's Pocket Formulary E-Book

Author: Liz Davey,Debbee Houghton

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702046906

Category: Medical

Page: 308

View: 5462

In current midwifey practice, one of the competencies covered by midwives is medicines management. Midwives and students are required to have an understanding of the range of medicines used within their sphere of practice.The Midwife’s Pocket Formulary provides both practising midwives and students with key information on the administration and management of medications in midwifery practice. Essential information, at a glance Convenient, pocket-sized format Clear, worked examples of drug calculations Information on drug calculations now includes neonatal calculation and alternative calculation methods used by some HEIs ‘Antidepressants’ expanded to include current treatment therapies for existing mental health conditions, with safety information and guidance on current medications ‘Intravenous fluids’ comprehensively updated and extended ‘Emergency drugs’ completely revised to complement the NICE and RCOG guidance, with medications for each emergency grouped and cross-referenced to aid the reader Supported by up-to-date clinical guidelines from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) Green top guidance Online pronunciation guide for drug terms and names.

Essential Calculations for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians - E-Book

Author: Terry Lake,Nicola Green

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702070777

Category: Medical

Page: 166

View: 4438

Learn to easily master the types of veterinary nursing calculations you will face on the job with Essential Calculations for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians, 3rd Edition. From basic arithmetic to dilutions and statistics, this useful text covers all aspects of calculations as applied to veterinary nursing. Readers will benefit from the text’s common sense approach to clinical situations, and complete the book knowing how to use calculations to determine dosage rates, anesthetic flow rates, radiography exposure rates, parenteral nutrition, and more. User-friendly features include simple language, detailed explanations, ample examples, and special author guidance so that content is easy to follow and understand. Plus, the text’s abundance of learning features — such as self-assessment questions, clinical hints, and tips — help clarify important concepts and ensure that you have mastered everything you need to make calculations in the day-to-day clinical environment. Self-test sections with clinical hints and tips ensure retention of core concepts. Mathematical explanations using veterinary terms presents all principles in a manner that directly pertains to the veterinary field. Comprehensive content covers everything from basic arithmetic to dilutions and statistics so users have everything needed to succeed in calculations for veterinary nursing and technology. Dimensional analysis bridge method removes the necessity of memorizing formulae and takes advantage of simplifying equations so that calculators are often unnecessary. NEW! Reviewed and updated drugs throughout the book provide dosage calculations that coincide with drugs currently used in the field for the most clinical relevance. NEW! Additional math problems housed on the Evolve companion website offer substantial additional practice.

Marshall & Ruedy's On Call: Principles & Protocols

Australian Version

Author: Mike Cadogan,Anthony F. T. Brown,Antonio Celenza

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729579611

Category: Medical

Page: 701

View: 4190

This book provides a structured approach to the initial assessment, resuscitation, differential diagnosis and short-term management of common on-call problems. It also provides an overall guide to hospital practice and acute clinical skills. It is designed to help junior doctors and senior medical students acquire a logical, practical and efficient approach, which is essential for problem-based learning and acute management. Clinical problem-solving is an essential skill for the doctor on call. Traditionally, the diagnosis and management of a patient’s problems are approached with an ordered, structured and sequential system (e.g. history-taking, physical examination, and review of available investigations) before formulating the provisional and differential diagnoses and the management plan. In an emergency, doctors proceed concurrently with resuscitation, history, examination, investigation and definitive treatment. Stabilisation of the airway, breathing, circulation and neurological disability must occur in the first few minutes to avoid death and disability. A ‘complete history and physical examination’ can take 60 minutes or more to complete. However, while on call this is not possible, as unnecessary time spent on a patient with a relatively minor complaint may deny adequate treatment time to patients who may require resuscitation. This book provides a focused approach to many clinical problems in order to increase efficiency and improve time management. Latest 2010 ACLS guidelines Practical problem based format – individual patient problems carefully analysed to allow the doctor to make correct assessment and not miss important diagnoses All terms, definitions and clinical information reviewed and rewritten to match local health system practice Student Consult title Completely revised throughout and updated with the latest 2010 resuscitation and antibiotic guidelines

Havard's Nursing Guide to Drugs - Mobile optimised site

Author: Adriana P. Tiziani

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729586057

Category: Medical

Page: 1352

View: 9198

The premier drug guide for nurses and midwives since 1983. Now in its 10th edition, Havard's Nursing Guide to Drugs continues to provide reliable, accurate drug information for nursing and midwifery students and practitioners. This user-friendly drug guide delivers safe, up-to-date drug administration information regarding form, action, use, dose, adverse effects and interactions in compliance with current pharmaceutical guidelines from the Therapeutic Goods Administration and MIMS. Nursing points and cautions highlight best practice in drug administration and expanded focus on Patient teaching and advice ensures quality patient care. All drugs listed by therapeutic class and by body system Both trade names and generic drug names are provided Icons indicate cautions for drugs used during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and drug specific restrictions in sport A quick reference guide for calculating drug dosages and drip rates Common abbreviations, units and concentrations Appendix 3 features the latest MIMS updates, including dual labelling of drug ingredients to demonstrate international alignment Fully revised section on antineoplastic agents New drugs added to immunomodifiers, pulmonary arterial hypertension agents and eye, ear and nose Companion mobile optimised site available as a separate purchase or comprehensive package: - Provides easy online access to the trusted drug guide - Search by body system, therapeutic class or both - Perfect support for students and practitioners during study or clinical practice

2018 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook

Author: Wilkes,Margaret Barton-Burke

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284143503

Category: Medical

Page: 1712

View: 5128

Written especially for nurses caring for patients with cancer, the 2018 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook uniquely expresses drug therapy in terms of the nursing process: nursing diagnoses, etiologies of toxicities, and key points for nursing assessment, intervention, and evaluation. Updated annually, this essential reference provides valuable information on effective symptom management, patient education, and chemotherapy administration. Completely revised and updated, the 2018 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook includes separate chapters on molecular and immunologic/biologic targeted therapies. These chapters provide fundamental reviews to assist nurses in understanding the cellular communication pathways disrupted by cancer. It also offers simplified content, attention to understanding the immune checkpoint inhibitors, new information about immunotherapy, new drugs and their indications, and updated indications and side effects for recently FDA approved drugs.

Toxicology Handbook

Author: Lindsay Murray,Mark Little,Ovidiu Pascu,Kerry Hoggett

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729542246

Category: Medical

Page: 560

View: 7218

Toxicology Handbook is a practical evidence-based guide on the care of the poisoned patient. This concise text is informed by the latest clinical research and takes a rigorous and structured risk assessment-based approach to decision making in the context of clinical toxicology. It assists the clinician to quickly find information on poisons, toxins, antidotes, envenomings and antivenoms and determine the appropriate treatment for the acutely poisoned patient. Guides clinicians through drug administration and treatmentIncludes 'handy tips' and 'pitfalls'Incorporates drug dosages and administration are based on current pharmacological regulations Content on drug dosage and administration based on the most up-to-date pharmacological regulations on toxicologyGeographical locations of envenomings from snakes, spiders and jellyfish are portrayed on illustrated mapsNew subchapters include Newer oral anticoagulants (NOACs) and Paracetamol: Modified release formulations

A Clinical Handbook on Child Development Paediatrics - E-Book

Author: Sandra Johnson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 072958089X

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 7723

This handbook offers a succinct study of Childhood Development Paediatrics with practical applications for helping the child and family through all areas of the developmental process. The book covers diverse topics like developmental delay, learning difficulties, attention deficit disorders, autism, Asperger syndrome, behaviour difficulties, language disorders, school refusal, bullying, emotional difficulties, neurological impairments that affect development (examples being cerebral palsy and brain injury) and motor coordination problems. It also offers online case scenarios on autism, ADHD, school refusal and truancy, cerebral palsy and child abuse and neglect. The cases are followed by questions to test the acquired knowledge of the student on these topics. This practical guide to child development is ideal for trainee paediatricians, registrars, paediatricians and general practitioners. Deals with developmental issues unlike comprehensive paediatric or child psychiatry texts Concise text providing practical tips Clinically and practically orientated (e.g. history, physical examination, assessment techniques) Comparison of normal and abnormal/normal development Definitions (Chapters.8,11,12) to clarify terms Several chapters (e.g. Chapters 8,9,10) inform about special problems/illnesses, which are increasing in incidence Online case scenarios on autism, ADHD, school refusal and truancy, cerebral palsy and child abuse and neglect are available on Student Consult. Combines physical and psychological problems in the development of children, which might be already present at birth (Cerebral Palsy) or which might be apparent later in life (Chapter 8)

Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics E-Book

Author: Derek G. Waller,Tony Sampson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702055034

Category: Medical

Page: 744

View: 1976

This book covers all the pharmacology you need, from basic science pharmacology and pathophysiology, through to clinical pharmacology to therapeutics, in line with the integrated approach of new medical curricula. The first section covers the basic principles, and the rest is organised by body systems. The book ends with sections on toxicity and prescribing practice. Integrates basic science pharmacology, clinical pharmacology and therapeutics Brief review of pathophysiology of major diseases Case histories and multiple choice questions (and answers) Tabular presentation of all common drugs within each class Section on further reading Kinetics chapter simplified with more practical examples Includes more on genetic issues Drug tables made more concise to make information more accessible Fully updated to reflect current clinical practice

The Midwife's Labour and Birth Handbook

Author: Vicky Chapman,Cathy Charles

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111923509X

Category: Medical

Page: 464

View: 3667

Praise for the previous edition: “...An outstanding handbook. It will be a familiar volume on most midwifery bookshelves, providing an excellent guide to midwifery focused care of both woman and child in the birthing setting.” - Nursing Times Online Providing a practical and comprehensive guide to midwifery care, The Midwife’s Labour and Birth Handbook continues to promote best practice and a safe, satisfying birthing experience with a focus on women-centred care. Covering all aspects of care during labour and birth, from obstetric emergencies to the practicalities of perineal repair (including left-hand suturing), the fourth edition has been fully revised and updated to include: Full colour photographs of kneeling extended breech and footling breech births New water birth and breech water birth photographs Female genital mutilation Sepsis Group B streptococcus Care of the woman with diabetes /Neonatal hypoglycaemia Mental health Seeding/microbirthing It also addresses important issues such as: Why are the numbers of UK women giving birth in stirrups RISING rather than falling? Why are so few preterm babies given bedside resuscitation with the cord intact? Would the creation of midwife breech practitioners/specialists enable more women to choose vaginal breech birth and is breech water birth safe? What is the legal position for women who choose to free birth – and their birth partners? Why are midwives challenging the OASI care bundle? Incorporating research, evidence and anecdotal observations, The Midwife’s Labour and Birth Handbook remains an essential resource for both student midwives and experienced practising midwives.

How to Master Nursing Calculations

Pass Numeracy Tests and Make Sense of Drug Dosage Charts

Author: C. J. Tyreman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780749461553

Category: Drugs

Page: 167

View: 7053

To promote safe practice, nursing schools test for basic arithmetic both at interview stage and during the 3 years of nurse training. How to Master Nursing Calculations will help you to cope with these tests, offering a step-by-step approach which will take you from base-level knowledge to competency both in drug calculations and the ability to read drug dosage charts.The book begins with a helpful diagnostic section which will help you to identify your strengths and weaknesses, before going on to cover basic numeracy. The book goes on to deal with drug dosage calculations and prescription awareness questions at both basic and more advanced levels.It features clear illustrations showing how to read instrument scales, medical admin records and pharmaceutical labels. Combining drug dosage charts, a chapter on drug administration (including a list of abbreviations and their meanings), mock tests with answers and full explanations, How to Master Nursing Calculations will be an essential asset during your years as a trainee nurse - and beyond.

Navigating the Maze of Research - E-Book

Enhancing Nursing and Midwifery Practice

Author: Sally Borbasi,Debra Jackson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729580903

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 4711

A new third edition of this essential research E-book for Australian and New Zealand nursing and midwifery students. This third edition of Navigating the Maze of Research: Enhancing Nursing and Midwifery Practice is the ideal tool for nursing and midwifery students in Australia and New Zealand. Learning to access, evaluate and apply research findings in everyday clinical practice can be difficult. This excellent introductory E-book presents concepts in an accessible and engaging manner; demonstrating how to use research and, importantly, which research to use. Authors Sally Borbasi and Debra Jackson have also introduced a wealth of new content while continuing to provide the E-book’s inimitable balance of theory and activities. All chapters have been significantly revised and updated to reflect current nursing and midwifery research theory and practice, and midwifery students will welcome the increased focus on midwifery specific research. Additional new content in this E-edition of Navigating the Maze of Research includes an increased focus on developing an evidence-based culture in the nursing workplace; a new chapter on applying the research process; a more explicit discussion of nursing ethics; case studies linking practice to research; and increased detail on sampling techniques and reliability and validity. Additional online resources are available for lecturers and students via Elsevier’s Evolve platform. Content is presented in an accessible and engaging manner. Consistent format that makes the text easy to navigate Chapter features include: - Abstract - Key terms - Hints - Student Challenges - Tips for International Students - Other boxed information - Evolve icons indicated throughout the text Resources kit References Evolve eBook and online resources including Power point slides, test banks, activities and weblinks An increased focus on evidence-based practice throughout An increased focus on research specific to Midwives A more explicit discussion of ethical principles A new chapter on Applying the Research Process More detail on sampling techniques, reliability and validity Case studies linking research to practice

Essentials of Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine E-Book

Author: Anne Ballinger

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702050148

Category: Medical

Page: 992

View: 8253

Mini Kumar & Clark goes into its fifth edition! New to this best-selling, portable, quick reference to clinical medicine: Fully updated in line with the latest edition of Kumar & Clark’s Clinical Medicine New chapter on malignant disease Practical procedures and therapeutics taken into individual chapters as appropriate. From reviews of the previous edition: ‘This really is an excellent medical textbook ... Easily covers undergraduate medicine.’ ‘Pocket Essentials is a great little book to review the night before you start on a rotation. It is small enough that you can easily read over the chapter and then appear on the ward with a good idea of what is going on.’ ‘In short this book is concise, succinct and gets straight to the point.’ ‘This book summarises everything you need to know: causes, diagnoses and treatments.’ ‘I am finding this book very helpful and more importantly very concise. It has most things you need to know about common clinical pathologies.’ ‘... I turned to Pocket Essentials of Clinical Medicine as my clinical medicine reference guide – and what a guide! An excellent book, which gives you the clinical features, investigations and management for a whole variety of different illnesses. The book is clearly laid out, and even has normal blood chemistry values at the end. Do yourself a favour and buy this book!’ ‘This mini paperback is a must for anyone studying medicine. It gives all the information one would need and all without the pain of carrying around a large book.’ ‘I liked this book ... it was useful having a smaller reference book ... to carry around on wards etc. – it's more digestible and easier to follow than big K&C, and gives a little more background than the Oxford Handbook – and I know people who use it to revise for finals.’

Smeltzer & Bares Textbook of Medical-surgical Nursing

Author: Maureen Farrell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781496349125

Category:

Page: 1040

View: 563

Smeltzer & Bare,,s Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing is designed to help nurses prepare for their responsibilities in an increasingly complex and technologically challenging healthcare environment. By integrating and balancing the art and science of adult medical-surgical nursing, its strong focus on physiol�ogy, pathophysiology and psychosocial and cultural concepts as they relate to nursing care is supported by diverse concepts such as nutrition, pharmacology, and gerontology. The fourth edition covers the core concepts, procedures, and skills of medical-surgical nursing, emphasizing patient-centered care, as it reinforces and consolidates classroom learning. Units 1-3 introduce the theory of medical-surgica nursing, issues and trends in the healthcare system, and the role of the nurse. Organized by body system, Units 4-16 cover adult health issues systematically: the first chapter in each unit discusses the normal anatomy and physiology of the body system; subsequent chapters cover management of specific disorders, their etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, assessment and findings, and leadership and management. A wide-range of free online resources round out the learning experience. Key features include: -NEW! Cultural Considerations boxes explore issues such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease in Indigenous Australian and Maori populations. -NEW! Practice Nurse boxes illustrates real-world nursing in general practice. -The Thoughtful Practice model introduces students to person-centered care, reflective practice, and clinical reasoning. -Case Studies opening each unit provide examples of nursing problems, nursing interventions, and outcomes. -Evidence-Based Practice exercises encourage thinking about specific nursing interventions. -Nursing management and leadership issues and considerations are included throughout. -Nursing Care guidelines clarify the nurse,,s patient-care responsibilities systematically, under the headings Assessment, Nursing Interventions, and Expected Patient Outcomes. -Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter give an overview and focus. -Clinical Reasoning exercises foster independent critical thinking. -Risk Factor, Guidelines, and Pharmacological charts also support learning.