District Nursing Manual of Clinical Procedures

Author: Liz O'Brien

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444361198

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 3543

"This manual, the first of its kind focused on district nursing, provides the means to build competence and confidence in nurses new to the community, or developing their skills. The comprehensive and evidence-based content provides essential information for competence in key areas of district nursing." —From the Foreword, by Rosemary Cook CBE, Hon D Lett, MSc, PG Dip, RGN Director, The Queen's Nursing Institute Clinical skills are a fundamental aspect of district nursing care. The District Nursing Manual of Clinical Procedures is a practical, evidence-based manual of clinical skills which reflects the unique challenges of district nursing care within the patient's home. It provides a comprehensive resource for all district nurses, community nurses, students and healthcare professionals involved in the district nursing team, enabling them to practice competently and confidently and deliver clinically effective, person-centred care. The District Nursing Manual of Clinical Procedures addresses the complexity of district nursing care and encompasses key aspects of clinical practice, including decision making in areas that district and community nurses often struggle with or find difficult when they are on their own in a patient's home. It utilises the latest clinical research and expert clinical knowledge to address these challenges, and to provide the underlying theory and evidence for district nursing care. Key features Evidence-based manual of practical clinical skills in district nursing care Clear, user-friendly and easy to understand Contains recommendations for expert care within a patient's own home Addresses key concerns of district and community nurses working on their own within a patient's home Encompasses key aspects of district nursing care Placed in the context of person-centred care All procedures include the rationale for each action - 'why' as well as 'how' This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.

District Nursing Manual of Clinical Procedures

Author: Liz O'Brien

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118274164

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 6789

"This manual, the first of its kind focused on district nursing, provides the means to build competence and confidence in nurses new to the community, or developing their skills. The comprehensive and evidence-based content provides essential information for competence in key areas of district nursing." —From the Foreword, by Rosemary Cook CBE, Hon D Lett, MSc, PG Dip, RGN Director, The Queen's Nursing Institute Clinical skills are a fundamental aspect of district nursing care. The District Nursing Manual of Clinical Procedures is a practical, evidence-based manual of clinical skills which reflects the unique challenges of district nursing care within the patient's home. It provides a comprehensive resource for all district nurses, community nurses, students and healthcare professionals involved in the district nursing team, enabling them to practice competently and confidently and deliver clinically effective, person-centred care. The District Nursing Manual of Clinical Procedures addresses the complexity of district nursing care and encompasses key aspects of clinical practice, including decision making in areas that district and community nurses often struggle with or find difficult when they are on their own in a patient's home. It utilises the latest clinical research and expert clinical knowledge to address these challenges, and to provide the underlying theory and evidence for district nursing care. Key features Evidence-based manual of practical clinical skills in district nursing care Clear, user-friendly and easy to understand Contains recommendations for expert care within a patient's own home Addresses key concerns of district and community nurses working on their own within a patient's home Encompasses key aspects of district nursing care Placed in the context of person-centred care All procedures include the rationale for each action - 'why' as well as 'how' This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.

District Nursing Manual of Clinical Procedures

Author: Liz O'Brien

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405114592

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 8607

"This manual, the first of its kind focused on district nursing, provides the means to build competence and confidence in nurses new to the community, or developing their skills. The comprehensive and evidence-based content provides essential information for competence in key areas of district nursing." —From the Foreword, by Rosemary Cook CBE, Hon D Lett, MSc, PG Dip, RGN Director, The Queen's Nursing Institute Clinical skills are a fundamental aspect of district nursing care. The District Nursing Manual of Clinical Procedures is a practical, evidence-based manual of clinical skills which reflects the unique challenges of district nursing care within the patient's home. It provides a comprehensive resource for all district nurses, community nurses, students and healthcare professionals involved in the district nursing team, enabling them to practice competently and confidently and deliver clinically effective, person-centred care. The District Nursing Manual of Clinical Procedures addresses the complexity of district nursing care and encompasses key aspects of clinical practice, including decision making in areas that district and community nurses often struggle with or find difficult when they are on their own in a patient's home. It utilises the latest clinical research and expert clinical knowledge to address these challenges, and to provide the underlying theory and evidence for district nursing care. Key features Evidence-based manual of practical clinical skills in district nursing care Clear, user-friendly and easy to understand Contains recommendations for expert care within a patient's own home Addresses key concerns of district and community nurses working on their own within a patient's home Encompasses key aspects of district nursing care Placed in the context of person-centred care All procedures include the rationale for each action - 'why' as well as 'how'

A Textbook of Community Nursing

Author: Sue Chilton,Heather Bain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1498725414

Category: Medical

Page: 388

View: 4927

A Textbook of Community Nursing is a comprehensive and evidence-based introduction covering the full range of professional topics, including professional approaches to care, public health, eHealth, therapeutic relationships and the role of community nursing in mental health. The new edition has been updated throughout, including new guidelines and policies. It also provides a stronger focus on evidence-based practice. ? This user-friendly and accessible textbook includes: Current theory, policy, and guidelines for practice. All chapters are underpinned by a strong evidence base; Learning objectives for each chapter, plus exercises and activities to test current understanding, promote reflective practice, and encourage further reading; Case studies and examples from practice which draw on all branches of community nursing to illustrate practical application of theory. This is an essential text for all pre-registration nursing students, students on specialist community nursing courses, and qualified nurses entering community practice for the first time.

Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing

Author: Vari Drennan,Claire Goodman

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191039454

Category: Medical

Page: 848

View: 4574

Fully updated and revised for its second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing is the essential guide to caring for patients in primary care and the community. Concise, easy-to-use, and comprehensive, this handbook ensures that the reader has the skills and knowledge required by any nurse working in modern primary and community care which cuts across different speciality and care settings. Chapters range from common adult health problems to vulnerable groups with extra needs, medicine management, and nurse prescribing. The handbook includes information on how health and social care services are organised and funded, from common technical care procedures to complex situations requiring practical, concise guidance. This is the essential guide to all aspects of the nurse's role. For the new edition material on end of life care has been revised and expanded, with more focus on care of dying children. It also includes new clinical topics such as nursing technology, dependent children at home, and frailty. All chapters have been written and reviewed by primary care nurses and other experts directly engaged in current practice and research. Providing an accessible and instant resource for everyday nursing, and a benchmark of good practice, the Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing is a unique and invaluable companion for all health care professionals working in the primary care and community setting.

Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice

Author: Sandra M. Nettina

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 146982700X

Category: Medical

Page: 1880

View: 9932

A classic text since it was first published in 1974, the Lippincott Manual for Nursing Practice (LMNP) has provided essential nursing knowledge and up-to-date information on patient care for nearly 40 years. Now in its 10th edition, this full-color text continues to serve as the most comprehensive reference for practicing nurses and nursing students worldwide. Often referred as the 'Lippincott Manual' or simply the 'Lippincott', the LMNP is widely used as a procedure manual for many healthcare institutions (contains 157 Nursing Procedure Guidelines). It is also widely regarded as the Gold Standard for nursing practice in the classroom. Organized into five major parts, LMNP presents a comprehensive reference for all types of core nursing care. Part 1: Nursing Process & Practice; Part 2: Medical-Surgical Nursing; Part 3: Maternity & Neonatal Nursing: Part 4: Pediatric Nursing; Part 5: Psychiatric Nursing. Content is evidence-based with supporting articles highlighted in actual entries and procedure guidelines. Official Guidelines that shape practice are incorporated in to the content and include those from the National Institutes of Health, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, American Nurses Association, Joint Commission, AWHONN, and others. A companion Website includes full text, an image bank, and drug-related NCLEX®-style questions, FDA updates, and new clinical studies.

The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures

Author: Lisa Dougherty,Sara Lister,Alex West-Oram

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118746678

Category: Medical

Page: 848

View: 2696

'A Fantastic Book. Every Nurse should own one.' 'Amazing must have BIBLE for every student nurse and nurse :).' 'The best investment I've ever made and will be useful for many, many years.' 'This book is perfect to learn about a variety of clinical procedures to help you improve your practice, making it safe and ensuring it is evidence based.' Amazon readers The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures has been the number one choice for nurses since it first published, over 30 years ago. One of the world's most popular books on clinical skills and procedures, it provides detailed procedure guidelines based on the latest research findings and expert clinical advice, enabling nurses and students to deliver clinically effective patient-focused care. The ninth edition of this essential, definitive guide, written especially for pre-registration nursing students, now includes a range of new learning features throughout each chapter that have been designed to support student nurses to support learning in clinical practice. Providing essential information on over 200 procedures, this manual contains all the skills and changes in practice that reflect modern acute nursing care. Learning features in the book include: 'Learning outcomes'- a summary of the topics covered in a chapter. 'Check your knowledge'- lets you check how much you know about the topic already. 'Learning in practice'- asks you to consider issues within your practice environment. 'Case studies'- provide learning around a particular patient case. 'Scenarios'- challenge you to think how you would act in a given situation. 'Key point boxes' - highlight the essential points to remember. 'Learning exercises'- test yourself after each chapter.

Introduction To Community Nursing Practice

Author: Arnott, Jane,Atherley, Siobhan,Pye, Sarah

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335244718

Category: Medical

Page: 207

View: 6194

"On every page the work of the community nurse shines through. Exercises, a reflective commentary and case studies provide an integral link between the 'real world' of practice and the underpinning knowledge and critical thinking necessary to become an effective and evidence-based community nurse. This is an excellent, practical and informative book that is already poised to become the leading resource in its field." John Keady, Professor of Older People's Mental Health Nursing, The University of Manchester/Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, UK This new textbook is perfect for understanding how community nursing works, and how to work effectively in community settings. The skills required to work with the challenges of community nurse activities are clearly introduced, from working in people's homes, working with carers, developing assessment skills to working with other professionals. By drawing on vivid case studies set in the fictional town of Chettlesbridge, the authors skilfully bring to life the world of community nursing practice enabling you to apply new learning to real situations. Key features: Includes patient case studies, practical tips, bullet lists, sample worksheets, examples and simple visual aids Provides chapters with a series of guided exercises to stimulate a deeper level of reflection and discussion Covers areas such as working with vulnerable groups and working with carers and their families Introduction to Community Nursing Practice is key reading for pre-registration nurses undertaking modules that cover community nursing, community care, and undertaking community based placements. It will also help student nurses from the mental health, child and learning disabilities pathways where health care in the community setting is part of the curriculum.

Care of People with Diabetes

A Manual of Nursing Practice

Author: Trisha Dunning

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118699181

Category: Medical

Page: 608

View: 8326

Care of People with Diabetes is an essential guide to the care and management of people with diabetes mellitus, with particular emphasis on the acute care setting. Written by an experienced clinical nurse specialist with extensive knowledge of evidence-based diabetes care, this fully updated fourth edition serves as an essential companion to clinical practice for nurses and healthcare professionals. People with diabetes experience a high symptom and self-care burden associated with managing their condition, and require appropriate support, advice and regular monitoring. Similarly, health professionals need to maintain and keep up-to-date with an ever-increasing body of knowledge in order to help people with diabetes incorporate new research into their self-care. Care of People with Diabetes provides an extensive overview of the knowledge base all health professionals require to work effectively with people with diabetes. Special features: Comprehensive clinical manual on an ever-more prevalent condition, written to meet the needs of nurses and healthcare professionals Includes new material on evaluating education programmes, cystic fibrosis-related diabetes, diabetes and sleep apnoea, and end-of-life care Provides key evidence for best practice Includes protocols for consistent care and improving patient outcomes

Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Nurses

Author: Laura G. Leahy,Christian G. Kohler

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 158562991X

Category: Medical

Page: 560

View: 1127

Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Nurses offers a holistic approach to psychopharmacological prescribing from a nursing perspective and is the only text designed especially for Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (P.M.H.-A.P.R.N.s). The Manual is grounded in the belief that given their nursing background and their personalized approach to the individual, P.M.H.-A.P.R.N.s are uniquely qualified to offer symptom-based treatment within the context of an individual's medical and psychological care. A comprehensive resource for advanced practice nurses, mental health practitioners, general practitioners, and consumers, this book possesses many useful features, including the following: A logical, easy-to-use format that guides the reader through the most common psychiatric conditions, presenting the diagnostic criteria and neurobiology of the relevant disorder, pharmacological choices and recommendations on monitoring, side effects to consider, and treatment of special populations, including those with medical illnesses. A special chapter devoted to culturally sensitive psychopharmacology that offers information on the role of culture in mental health, wellness, and illness and provides culturally sensitive assessment techniques and other treatment strategies PMH nurses can use to minimize stigma; address health care disparities; and improve patient adherence, satisfaction, and outcomes. A chapter that addresses complementary and alternative pharmacotherapies -- vital because a significant percentage of patients may be using herbal preparations, which present serious implications for the prescribing clinician. Appendices covering drug dosing equivalencies, pharmacogenetics, psychiatric rating scales, and other helpful resources. The core philosophy of the advanced practice nursing field is that health care should be individualized, focusing not only on patients' conditions but also on the effects those conditions have on patients' lives and the lives of their families. The Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Nurses offers readers the most current information on psychopharmacological treatment in an accessible, easy-to-use format grounded in the principles and practices of holistic nursing.

Wound Care at a Glance

Author: Ian Peate,Wyn Glencross

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118995554

Category: Medical

Page: 128

View: 9884

Wound Care at a Glance combines superb illustrations with accessible and informative text to make the key concepts of wound care easy to understand. Providing practical guidance for all healthcare professionals who care for people with wounds, or who have an interest in this complex area of healthcare, it succinctly addresses a wide range of issues including relevant anatomy and physiology, psychological issues, physical care considerations, patient safety issues, legal and ethical issues, and various treatment and management options.

Community and Public Health Nursing

Author: David Sines,Sharon Aldridge-Bent,Agnes Fanning,Penny Farrelly,Kate Potter,Jane Wright

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118426886

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 8781

"An extremely popular and valuable resource to students, practitioners and managers in community health care nursing" - Journal of Advanced Nursing The fifth edition of Community and Public Health Nursing is an essential source of information for all those working in primary and community healthcare. Comprehensive and accessible, it draws on the knowledge of a wide range of experts and conveys all the information and skills nurses working in modern primary care settings require. It includes material on policy developments, research perspectives, health visiting, practice and district nursing, team working, advanced nursing practice, non-medical prescribing, inter-professional practice, and user involvement. New edition of the definitive textbook on community healthcare nursing Covers learning disability nursing, caring for patients with mental health conditions, and community children’s nursing and school nursing Written by experts in the field – providing authority and insight Thorough, comprehensive, and up-to-date with the latest policy guidelines Community and Public Health Nursing is an invaluable resource for novice and experienced practitioners, and for all healthcare professionals who work in the primary care and community setting, including practice nurses, nurse practitioners, district nurses, community staff nurses, health visitors, school nurses, walk-in centre nurses and sexual health nurses. This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.

Lippincott Nursing Procedures

Author: Lippincott

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1496326490

Category: Medical

Page: 864

View: 4982

Lippincott Nursing Procedures, 7e, is a start-to-finish guide to more than 400 nursing procedures--from basic to advanced. This reference outlines every procedure, lists equipment, details each step, and includes rationales and cautions to ensure patient safety and positive outcomes. Concise, clear content targets key information needed to perform nursing procedures safely and accurately at the bedside. Tips, alerts, checklists, illustrations, and tables provide clarity and quick access to key procedural information. Organized alphabetically for easy accessibility, the book includes basic and advanced procedures on key topics, including infection control, specimen collection, physical treatments, drug administration, IV therapy, and hemodynamic monitoring, as well as procedures related to body systems such as chest tubes, peripheral nerve stimulation, and intra-abdominal pressure monitoring.

Wound Healing and Skin Integrity

Principles and Practice

Author: Madeleine Flanagan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118442067

Category: Medical

Page: 312

View: 6532

This comprehensive text integrates related aspects of wound management, skin integrity and dermatology into a convenient, one-stop resource. It explores the theories underpinning wound management and skin integrity by reviewing the supporting evidence and making practical recommendations for busy clinicians. Wound Healing and Skin Integrity discusses current and future trends in the management of wounds and maintenance of skin integrity in respect to international healthcare initiatives and summarises the principles of maintaining healthy skin to provide a practical guide that is accessible to clinicians regardless of professional background. The title fulfils the inter-professional learning agenda and will be of interest to a wide range of clinicians, including doctors; wound management, dermatology and palliative care nurse specialists; community nurses; podiatrists; pharmacists; and anyone responsible for managing patients with impaired skin integrity. Key features: A practical, accessible, evidence-based manual on wound care and skin integrity Integrates related aspects of skin integrity, wound management and dermatology previously found in separate texts into one comprehensive resource Written from a broad international perspective with contributions from key international opinion leaders from Australia, UK, Canada and Europe Promotes international practice development in relation to management of skin integrity and chronic wounds Full colour illustrations throughout Defines key terms, relates anatomy and physiology to clinical practice and provides a summary of easily accessible online learning resources Includes practical tips from expert practitioners, commonly presented clinical queries and discussion of professional issues related to skin integrity

Surgical Care at the District Hospital

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241545755

Category: Medical

Page: 512

View: 1965

Many patients who present to district (first-referral) level hospitals require surgical treatment for trauma obstetric abdominal or orthopaedic emergencies. Often surgery cannot be safely postponed to allow their transfer to a secondary or tertiary-level hospital but many district hospitals in developing countries have no specialist surgical teams and are staffed by medical nursing and paramedical personnel who perform a wide range of surgical procedures often with inadequate training. the quality of surgical and acute care is often further constrained by poor facilities inadequate low-technology apparatus and limited supplies of drugs materials and other essentials. the mission of the team responsible for Clinical Procedures in the World Health Organization Department of Essential Health Technologies (EHT) is to promote the quality of clinical care through the identification promotion and standardization of appropriate procedures equipment and materials particularly at district hospital level. WHO/BCT has identified education and training as a particular priority especially for non-specialist practitioners who practise surgery and anaesthesia. It has therefore developed Surgical Care at the District Hospital as a practical resource for individual practitioners and for use in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in-service training and continuing medical education programmes. the manual is a successor of three earlier publications that are widely used throughout the world and that remain important reference texts: General Surgery at the District Hospital (WHO 1988) Surgery at the District Hospital: Obstetrics Gynaecology Orthopaedics and Traumatology (WHO 1991) Anaesthesia at the District Hospital (WHO 1988; second edition 2000). This new manual draws together material from these three publications into a single volume which includes new and updated material as well as material from Managing Complications in Pregnancy and Childbirth: a Guide for Midwives and Doctors (WHO 2000). Link to the full training tool kit CD-ROM: WHO Integrated Management for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care (IMEESC) Toolkit CD-ROM Surgical Care at the District Hospital is a compact but comprehensive outline of modern surgical care focusing on fundamental precepts and practical techniques. the illustrations are clear instructive and appropriate. the authors are to be commended on a much improved new edition. Barry J. Gainor MD Chairman Health Volunteers Overseas Professor of Orthopedic Surgery University of Missouri-Columbia ...Indispensable manual for outlying health centres. - International Federation of Surgical Colleges

Taylor's Handbook of Clinical Nursing Skills

Author: Pamela Lynn

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1582557357

Category: Medical

Page: 1008

View: 5671

Taylor's Handbook of Clinical Nursing Skills is a step-by-step guide to basic and advanced nursing skills. This book will be a quick reference tool for review of cognitive and technical knowledge and will assist students and practicing nurses to provide safe and effective healthcare. It is an ideal companion to any nursing skills or nursing fundamentals text, including Lynn, Taylor's Clinical Nursing Skills and Taylor, Fundamentals of Nursing: The Art and Science of Nursing Care.

The Essential Guide to Primary Care Procedures

Author: E. J. Mayeaux

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1496318714

Category: Medical

Page: 1052

View: 2811

Perform today’s essential office procedures with confidence! Packed with more than 1,500 full-color illustrations, The Essential Guide to Primary Care Procedures, 2nd Edition, is your go-to guide to more than 125 of the key medical procedures commonly performed in an office setting. This hands-on manual provides step-by-step, illustrated instructions for each procedure, as well as indications, contraindications, CPT codes, average U.S. charges for each procedure, and more. From the basic (cerumen removal and simple interrupted sutures) to the complex (colonoscopy and chest tube placement), this atlas covers the vast majority of skills you’ll use in your day-to-day practice. Stay up to date with new procedures and equipment, including dorsal penile block, peripheral nerve blocks, topical anesthesia, hand-held ultrasound, electrodessication and curettage, dermoscopy, aesthetic procedures, Wood's slide examination, and more. Perform procedures more effectively and avoid common mistakes with popular “pearls and pitfalls” sections. Go beyond the basics with coverage of complications, post-procedures and pediatric considerations, and evidence-based references in each chapter. Get complete, practical coverage in every chapter, including background information on each procedure; indications and contraindications; sequential instructions, pictures and illustrations of the procedure; bulleted pitfalls and pearls; suggested CPT codes and average charges; and references. More evidence based medicine, with referencing throughout the chapters and appendices. View handy compilations of information applicable to many procedures, recommendations, and other practical information in the appendices. A great reference for the novice proceduralist who is learning procedures, or for the establish clinician who wishes to update or brush up on their knowledge.

Pediatric Nursing - Caring for Children

Author: Jane W. Ball,Ruth Bindler

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131510180

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 2746

For courses in Pediatric Nursing. The most concise, readable pediatric nursing text for use in RN programs. Exceptionally user-friendly and up-to-date, it uses a unique body system approach rather than developmental stages, allowing faculty to teach pediatrics in integrated course or short course without redundancy. This approach also focuses students on nursing care. Features abundant four-color photos and drawings throughout, extensive marginal notes, chapter-opening vignettes and more plus a heavy emphasis on community nursing. This text details the core essentials of pediatric nursing practice while also providing the critical thinking skills necessary for future challenges.