Medicines Management in Children's Nursing

Author: Karen Blair

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781844457526

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 6498

Children's nurses must develop the crucial skills of correct medicines management and calculations in order to provide safe care to their patients. This book specifically supports pre-registration students in meeting the required competencies for medicines management needed to pass formal assessment and qualify as a children's nurse. It is clearly structured around the NMC Essential Skills Clusters for medicines management, covering legal aspects, drugs calculations, administration, storage, record keeping, introductory pharmacology, patient communication and contextual issues in medication. The book is written in user-friendly language and uses patient scenarios to explain concepts and apply theory to practice.

Pharmacology and Medicines Management for Nurses E-Book

Author: George Downie,Jean Mackenzie,Arthur Williams,Caroline Milne

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702033332

Category: Medical

Page: 576

View: 6459

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. An understanding of medicines and their effects on patients remains a crucial area of nursing knowledge. This book provides a thorough foundation upon which nurses can build their clinical experience to achieve competence. It not only provides information on the actions of drugs on the body but also gives clear guidance on the practical aspects of medicines management in both hospital and community. Organisation of the text broadly follows the British National Formulary for ease of use. Management of medicines linked to their therapeutic use Medicine administration linked with relevant care of patients where possible Basic principles of clinical pharmacology underpin the therapeutic chapters A chapter on the role of patients and carers is included All content revised in the light of changes in drug therapy, clinical practice and medicines management including nurse prescribing Key objectives for each chapter Self-assessment exercises with answers More detail relating to palliative care; nurse prescribing A new section on Intensive Therapy Totally redesigned in two colours with improved design and page layout, and better illustrations

Introduction to Medicines Management in Nursing

Author: Alison Spires,Martina O'Brien,Kirsty Andrews

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781844458462

Category: Medical

Page: 200

View: 3262

Managing medicines can seem a daunting prospect for new nursing students, but is a crucial skill they must develop from day one to provide safe care to their patients. This book specifically supports first-year, pre-registration students in meeting the required competencies for medicines management needed for progression into the second year. It is structured around the NMC Essential Skills Clusters, providing a clear introduction to law, calculations, administration, introductory pharmacology, patient communication and contextual issues applied to medicines management. The book is written in user-friendly language and uses patient scenarios to explain concepts and apply theory to practice.

Medicines Management in Mental Health Care

Author: Neil Harris,John Baker,Richard Gray

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444316162

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 6191

Medicines are the most common form of treatment for those with mental health problems worldwide. Medicines Management in Mental Health Care is the first detailed evidence-based medicines management text for mental health practitioners in the UK. Medicines Management in Mental Health Care is divided into two parts. Part one provides mental health nurses and other mental health workers with a detailed understanding of the evidence-base for medicines management covering subjects including psychotropic medication and co-morbidity. Part two addresses the practical implications for clinical practice and provides vital guidance on prescribing and medicines management, working with service users, treatment adherence, evaluation skills and problem solving as well as specific advice relating to the realities of practice. Medicines Management in Mental Health Care is an essential resource for mental health nurses and mental health practitioners. • Discusses evidence-based interventions • Outlines the main types of medicines offered • Discusses co-morbidity • Outlines a model of medicines management • Discusses good prescribing practice

Medicines Management in Adult Nursing

Author: Elizabeth Lawson,Dawn L. Hennefer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781844458431

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 6826

Correct medicines management for adults is a crucial skill that adult nursing students must develop in order to provide safe care to their patients. This book specifically supports pre-registration students in meeting the required competencies for medicines management needed to pass formal assessment and qualify as an adult nurse. It is clearly structured around the NMC Essential Skills Clusters for medicines management, covering legal aspects, drugs calculations, administration, storage, record keeping, introductory pharmacology, patient communication and contextual issues in medication. The book is written in user-friendly language and uses patient scenarios to explain concepts and apply theory to practice.

Medicines Management in Mental Health Nursing

Author: Stan Mutsatsa

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473965853

Category: Medical

Page: 312

View: 695

Medicines are a crucial part of the jigsaw when considering how to provide recovery-focussed care in mental health. It is important that mental health nurses understand how psychiatric drugs work, what the common treatments are and appreciate the ethical and legal dimensions that affect how medicines can and should be used in mental health care. Using innovative activities and real-life case studies, this book has been carefully designed to provide all this and more making it the ideal resource to build knowledge and confidence in this crucial area of practice. Key features · Clear explanations of both the underlying biology and pharmacology as well as the wider practicalities of working with medicines · Provides accessible information on the most common conditions and treatments · Linked to the NMC standards and essential skills clusters · Activities and case studies help students to apply what they have learnt to practice and consider the full impact that medicines will have on service users

Oxford Handbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing

Author: Edward Alan Glasper,Gillian McEwing,Jim Richardson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191059315

Category: Medical

Page: 872

View: 473

Enabling nurses to deliver safe and effective care and to achieve the best possible results for their patients, the Oxford Handbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing, 2nd edition is a concise and practical guide to all aspects of the nurse's role. Covering assessment and management, right through to advice for the family, the expert authors provide information on a wide range of topics, including normal growth and development, pain, palliative care, religion and culture, and professional issues. In addition there is also a separate section on paediatric emergencies and coverage of recognising deviations from the norm as well as interpreting clinical findings and investigations, and measures to promote successful care practice. Fully updated and revised for this new edition, it is now packed full of even more clinical information and practical advice, including a wealth of guidance and recommendations that have been gleaned from the authors' many years of experience. The most up-to- date legislation, policy and practice is now covered, including significant changes in child safeguarding, immunisation, medicines, resuscitation protocols and the common assessment framework. The chapter on neonatal care has also been expanded and now contains information on care and breastfeeding of the pre-term infant, as well as developmental and kangaroo care. Cochlea implants, intussusception and professional issues - such as working with diverse communities, and involving young people in health services have also been included. Written by practising nurses and subject experts, the Oxford Handbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing, 2nd edition continues to be a unique and invaluable companion to practising and student nurses, and to all who need to understand the special issues associated with children's and young people's nursing.

A Survival Guide to Children's Nursing E-book

Author: Sharon L. Edwards,Imelda Coyne

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702047074

Category: Medical

Page: 496

View: 479

Starting a new placement? Moving to a new specialty? Revising? This ‘Survival Guide’ will give you the help you need with the procedures and problems faced by nurses today. Organising your job and yourself Working with patients Clinical information on a wide range of conditions Legal, health and safety issues Pocket-sized for convenience Bullet-points for quick reference Great revision aid!

Promoting Health in Children and Young People

The Role of the Nurse

Author: Karen Moyse

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444322651

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 432

View: 2965

Promoting the health and wellbeing of children and young people is a vital part of every child nurse’s role. Promoting Health in Children and Young People provides practical guidance on everyday health issues such as preventing obesity, dental health, skin care and prevention of diseases and infections. It explores best practice for nursing children with chronic illnesses such as asthma, cancer, diabetes and disabilities, and gives guidance on promoting the health of adolescents looking at issues of sexual health, smoking, drugs and alcohol. Each chapter discusses key health promotion messages, relevant government policy and health promotion activities. This accessible text provides nurses with the skills and knowledge to transform the NSF into everyday health promotion practice. • Provides a clear skills-based approach to undertaking health promotion practice • Emphasises the role of the nurse in promoting good health in children and young people • Discusses guidance from recent policy developments including the National Service Framework for Children • Illustrated with diagrams and boxes highlighting key points

Medicines Management for Nurses at a Glance

Author: Simon Young,Ben Pitcher

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118840712

Category: Medical

Page: 120

View: 903

Medicines Management for Nurses at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision for pre-registration nursing and healthcare students. Combining superb full colour illustrations with accessible and informative text, it provides an easy-to-read and supportive guide to the key pharmacological knowledge nursing students and registered nurses need to know. Divided into three sections, the first introduces key topics within clinical pharmacology and medicines management including, numeracy, pharmacokinetics, routes of administration, and pharmacodynamics. The second and final sections cover the management of medicines for common medical conditions, drug interactions, side effects, and safe and effective prescribing. Written specifically for nurses, it covers the fundamentals of pharmacology as they apply to nursing practice. Breaks down complex concepts in an accessible way, providing helpful overviews of all key pharmacological topics. Includes practical issues relating to practice, and is written to support the Essential Skills Cluster of the NMC, and the content of the BNF. Includes content relevant to each of the four fields of nursing, and covers drugs for specific groups such as children, pregnant and breastfeeding women, and the elderly. A companion website is available at www.ataglanceseries.com/nursing/medicinesmanagement featuring interactive multiple choice questions.

Clinical Skills in Children's Nursing

Author: Imelda Coyne,Fiona Timmins,Freda Neill

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199559031

Category: Medical

Page: 496

View: 4552

Designed as a compelling text for students, Clinical Skills in Children's Nursing offers evidence-based and family centred practical guidance for procedures in all care settings. Emphasis is placed on the development of decision-making skills and sensitive care. It is enhanced by illustrations, online resources, and regular updates to evidence.

Caring for Older People in Nursing

Author: Sue Barker

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1446296296

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 2328

As medical advances become more sophisticated, average life expectancies continue to grow. This presents significant challenges to the health care system, and caring for older people is now every nurse's concern. This book aims to help nursing students understand how to care for older people in any care setting. It uniquely focuses on person-centred, humanised care in addition to physical care, helping students to examine attitudes towards older people in health care and combat negative stereotypes. The book takes a positive stance on ageing, celebrating the fact that in the Western world we live longer and healthier with a focus on the well-being of the individual. Key features: · Easy-to-read introduction for nursing students, with a chapter on making the most of placements with older people; · Linked to the latest NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for degree-level education; · Theory is linked to practice through case studies and scenarios, emphasising the lived experiences of the older person; · Plenty of activities help build critical thinking and graduate skills; · Further resources on the book's website to help you in your teaching including additional questions and case studies, website links, and PDFs of useful resources.

Reflective Practice in Nursing

SAGE Publications

Author: Lioba Howatson-Jones

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1446281310

Category: Medical

Page: 184

View: 1924

Reflection enables us to make sense of, and learn from, experiences that can sometimes seem uncertain, chaotic or even mundane. The second edition of this popular book introduces student nurses to reflection in a clear and practical manner. It explains what reflection is, why it is so important to nursing practice and the different types of reflection that can be used to help make sense of practice. The new edition includes a new chapter on using digital media in reflection, new case studies from each field of practice and new activities.

Dementia Care in Nursing

Author: Sue Barker,Michele Board

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 0857258028

Category: Medical

Page: 184

View: 2637

Dementia care presents a huge challenge to health and social care both now and in the future. The number of those in the UK with dementia is expected to increase to 1.4 million in the next 30 years. Regardless of the field of nursing, all nurses need to understand the experiences of a person with dementia and the issues related to their care. This book provides an introduction to dementia care for nursing students with an emphasis on humanizing care. Real life case studies show the person behind the patient and explore the ethical dilemmas that a nurse may face.

Assessment and Decision Making in Mental Health Nursing

Author: Sandra Walker,Diane Carpenter,Yvonne Middlewick

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1446294196

Category: Medical

Page: 136

View: 1306

Assessment is an essential part of mental-health nursing and as such a core learning requirement for pre-registration nursing students. Getting assessment right is essential for the nursing student in order for them to become an effective practitioner. Many books on assessment are very theoretical. This is a practical, hands-on guide to the assessment process, underpinned by the latest evidence. The book explains the core principles through running case studies, so that readers can see how each decision they make impacts on the person in their care. Key features: Assessment principles are applied across a variety of modern nursing settings that you may find yourself working in as a registered nurse Each chapter is linked to the relevant NMC standards and Essential Skills Clusters so you know you are meeting the professional requirements Activities throughout help you to think critically and develop essential graduate skills.

Succeeding in Essays, Exams and OSCEs for Nursing Students

Author: Kay Hutchfield,Mooi Standing

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 085725071X

Category: Medical

Page: 120

View: 5824

The word 'assessment' can strike terror into any student. However, providing evidence of knowledge and skills for professional practice is an integral and essential part of university life as a nursing student. This book helps nursing students better understand the processes of assessment so that every student can achieve their potential in their studies. It looks at each of the major forms of assessment including essays, exams, portfolios, presentations, OSCEs and practice assessments. It specifically addresses the needs of nursing students on new degree courses and therefore gives a clear insight on how to succeed as a student nurse.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Nursing

Author: Shirley Bach,Alec Grant

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0857254510

Category: Medical

Page: 168

View: 4608

The importance of good communication and interpersonal skills has been recognised in the new NMC Standards for pre-registration nursing education (2010). The new edition of this well-received book has been revised to cover the new Standards and is now aimed specifically at first year students. New case studies help students understand how to use skills in practice and the theory of communication has been made easier to understand through scenarios and theory summaries. Key topics covered include: underpinning concepts; building therapeutic relationships; using a variety of communication methods; compassion and dignity; communicating in different environments; and culture and diversity issues.

Nursing in Partnership with Patients and Carers

Author: Audrey Reed

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857253088

Category: Medical

Page: 184

View: 5134

Future healthcare services are changing to give patients more rights over their own healthcare. The NMC requires that nurses work in partnership with those in their care. This book provides a timely guide to enabling patient and carer participation in nursing care. It challenges the reader to see the person in the patient and explores the nature of the nurse-patient relationship. It gives practical advice on how students can promote participation on placements and in practice. The book also offers an insight into the realities of being a carer, and discusses how quality of patient experiences can be assessed.

Succeeding in Research Project Plans and Literature Reviews for Nursing Students

Author: Graham R. Williamson,Andrew Whittaker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857252654

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 7552

This book is a practical, user friendly text designed specifically for those undertaking dissertations or research projects in the final year of nursing programmes. Research forms a central part of nursing degrees, and final year dissertations are often based on literature searching and writing research project proposals. This book addresses the need for a clear and practical text to guide students from the initial stage of deciding on a research topic, completing a literature review and designing their research, through to choosing data collection and analysis methods, and finally writing up their project proposal or dissertation.

The Nurse's Role in Medication Safety

Author: Laura Ed Cima

Publisher: Joint Commission Resources

ISBN: 1599406187

Category: Medical

Page: 165

View: 8812

Written especially for nurses in all disciplines and health care settings, this second edition of The Nurses's Role in Medication Safety focuses on the hands-on role nurses play in the delivery of care and their unique opportunity and responsibility to identify potential medication safety issues. Reflecting the contributions of several dozen nurses who provided new and updated content, this book includes strategies, examples, and advice on how to: * Develop effective medication reconciliation processes * Identify and address causes of medication errors * Encourage the reporting of medication errors in a safe and just culture * Apply human factors solutions to medication management issues and the implementation of programs to reduce medication errors * Use technology (such as smart pumps and computerized provider order entry) to improve medication safety * Recognize the special issues of medication safety in disciplines such as obstetrics, pediatrics, geriatrics, and oncology and within program settings beyond large urban hospitals, including long term care, behavioral health care, critical access hospitals, and ambulatory care and office-based surgery