Nutrition

A Handbook for Nurses

Author: Carolyn Best

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470699736

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 3653

This book provides a comprehensive look at all aspects of nutrition from roles and responsibilities to caring for a patient with specific nutritional needs. It is aimed primarily at nurses and addresses some of the issues they will encounter when caring for patients nutritional needs in a hospital setting. It also highlights the benefits of a hospital based Nutrition Team providing a multidisciplinary approach to nutrition. It includes a number of case studies to clarify some of the issues discussed and concludes by examining issues that need to be considered before discharging a patient home from hospital into the community.

The Informed Practice Nurse

Author: Marilyn Edwards

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470727164

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 819

This level of nurse works largely independently and their work is managed rather than supervised. They are able to demonstrate their duties to less experienced employees and supervise students, and can undertake surveys or audits. They may occasionally participate in research and development, clinical trials or equipment testing. The second edition of The Informed Practice Nurse offers both the new and experienced practice nurse the opportunity to reflect on their current practice. The chapter content is evidence based and accurately referenced, making it an essential text for students on undergraduate and post-graduate courses. Management and ethical issues in general practice are placed in context to government directives and the dynamic ethos of nursing. Women’s, men’s and young peoples health care are addressed in separate chapters, concentrating on health issues often neglected in other nursing texts and the health needs of lesbian women and gay men are discussed in a sensitive manner.

Placement Learning in Medical Nursing E-Book

A guide for students in practice

Author: Maggie Maxfield,Michelle Parker

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702051756

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 2602

Are you unsure about your medical nursing placement? Do you need guidance on what to prepare to get the most out of your practice learning? Will you have the range of clinical skills to care for individual patients? What learning opportunities will there be to meet your competencies? How can you maximise your learning during this placement? This book will help you with all these concerns. It will advise you on what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities and meet your competencies. Placement Learning in Medical Nursing covers the following areas: Takes a logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for learning on a medical nursing placement Provides the principles of care, treatment and management of an individual, linking university-learned theory to clinical practice Gives helpful evidence-based practice examples and resources to support placement learning Identifies clinical skills that underpin care of an individual Highlights potential learning opportunities and experiences available on a medical nursing placement Explains how to develop your clinical portfolio by completing specific exercises and activities Maps all activities and exercises to the NMC competencies Advises on approaches to a range of situations that may arise as a student nurse Adopts a case-study/patient pathway approach to consolidating learning, from pre-diagnosis, through a range of treatment options to discharge. Series features: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements How to prepare for your placement What you can expect to learn during a placement Clear links to, and examples of, achieving NMC competencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for your portfolio Case studies that link theory with practice How to consolidate your experience and learn from the placement Tips, activities, further reading suggestions and useful websites.

Caring for the Older Person

Practical Care in Hospital, Care Home or at Home

Author: Ann Bradshaw, RGN,Clair Merriman, RGN

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047006062X

Category: Medical

Page: 164

View: 2778

The number of older people in our society is increasing rapidly and as they age, the demand for safe, effective care is growing. This book offers readers the knowledge and skill to provide all aspects of care. Caring for the Older Person is written in six sections, covering the fundamental needs of an older person: Assistance with personal cleansing Assistance with movement Assistance to maintain nutrition and fluid intake Assistance with toilet needs Assistance with the need for observation and monitoring Care of the person immediately following death Each section starts with an explanation and includes care procedures in a step-by-step format. Written by two experienced nurses, the book is systematic and evidence-based, using up-to-date knowledge and government policy. It is intended to be a practical aid to improve care for the older person, whether in hospital, care home or at home and to give the reader the confidence that the care they provide is safe and effective. Caring for the Older Person is an essential resource for health care professionals, trainees, care assistants, or paid carers, whose work involves caring for an older person; or a lay person – someone who needs to acquire skill and confidence to care for an older friend, neighbour or relative.

Medical-Surgical Nursing at a Glance

Author: Ian Peate

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118902750

Category: Medical

Page: 184

View: 4758

Medical-Surgical Nursing at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision for nursing and healthcare students from the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series. This easy-to-read, accessible guide brings together all the key principles of caring for patients with medical and surgical needs. Highly visual, each topic is covered in one two-page spread, making it easy to quickly read up on key information and grasp the essentials of the key aspects of caring for the adult patient. A clear and accessible foundation of the need to know aspects of medicine and surgery for nurses Takes a systems approach exploring nursing care of key medical and surgical conditions and disorders Covers assessment, nutrition, pain, infection control Supported by a companion website with over 300 interactive multiple choice questions Provides need-to-know information in a quick-reference format Written from a UK perspective, with application to clinical practice A companion website is available at www.ataglanceseries.com/nursing/medsurg featuring interactive multiple choice questions Medical-Surgical Nursing at a Glance is ideal for nursing students looking for a clear and visual summary of care of the adult patient.

Nursing Older People at a Glance

Author: Nigel Cox

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119043867

Category: Medical

Page: 120

View: 3637

The market-leading at a Glance series is popular among healthcare students and newly qualified practitioners, for its concise and simple approach and excellent illustrations. Each bite-sized chapter is covered in a double-page spread with clear, easy-to-follow diagrams, supported by succinct explanatory text. Covering a wide range of topics, books in the at a Glance series are ideal as introductory texts for teaching, learning and revision, and are useful throughout university and beyond. Everything you need to know about Nursing Older People… at a Glance! As the environment of care continues to evolve to promote person-centredness, dignity, health and wellbeing, for nurses working with older people, this can be challenging. Nursing Older People at a Glance is a timely publication, which provides an overview of key concepts that nurses need to know in order to care for older people in a wide range of settings. Divided into six sections, it explores a wide range of themes such as person-centred care, health and wellbeing, health promotion, and the complexity of older people's care, encompassing mental wellbeing, diverse communities and learning disability. With a strong focus on dignity in care throughout, Nursing Older People at a Glance will readily equip undergraduate and post-qualification nurses with the knowledge and skills required to care for older people in a competent and compassionate manner.

Maternity Nursing - E-Book

An Introductory Text

Author: Gloria Leifer

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032329359X

Category: Medical

Page: 536

View: 9699

From prenatal through postpartum care, Gloria Leifer's Maternity Nursing: An Introductory Text provides an essential foundation for promoting the health and wellness of mothers and newborns. This edition includes the latest advances and practice standards in maternity nursing care, highlighting Healthy People 2020 and the 2011 Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals. Part of the popular LPN Threads series, this text addresses the knowledge, skills, and scope of practice appropriate for LPN/LVN and LPN/LVN-to-ADN ladder programs. Chronological organization of content follows a sequence from family issues, fetal development, pregnancy, labor, birth, and care of the newborn, to postpartum issues with special social, familial, and cultural considerations. Organization of concepts in each chapter by simple to complex and from health to illness makes it easier to locate and understand the material. Complete, concise coverage includes a table of physiologic and psychosocial changes throughout the pregnancy, unique content on CPR for the pregnant patient and infectious diseases acquired during pregnancy, a pictorial story of a vaginal birth, cultural considerations of pregnancy and maternal care, and nursing responses to loss, death, and grief. UNIQUE! A FREE Study Guide in the back of the book reinforces understanding with multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, scenario-based clinical situation questions, and online activities. Nursing Care Plans with critical thinking questions help in understanding how a care plan is developed, how to evaluate care of a patient, and how to apply your knowledge to clinical scenarios. Health Promotion boxes and content focus on family-centered care, health promotion, illness prevention, and women's health issues. Clinical Pathways use an interdisciplinary, collaborative-care approach in tracking interventions along a timeline from assessment to discharge and follow up. Online resources for further research and study are included at the end of each chapter. UNIQUE! LPN Threads make learning easier, featuring a 10th-grade reading level, key terms with phonetic pronunciations and text page references, chapter objectives, special features boxes, and full-color art, photographs, and design.

Fundamentals of Care

A Textbook for Health and Social Care Assistants

Author: Ian Peate

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119212200

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 9025

Fundamentals of Care is an accessible introductory textbook for all healthcare assistants, assistant practitioners and social care support workers who are undertaking the newly introduced, mandatory Care Certificate, as well as offering a resource for providing care and support. Practically focused, each chapter begins with the outcomes associated with each standard, which helps contextualise and focus the reader on the content and relevance to the Care Certificate. The book also includes exercises to encourage the reader to stop, look, listen and act, along with case studies and thinking cap activities, to promote care and application to practice. Written to help the reader come to terms with the role and function of the heath and care assistants, Fundamentals of Care offers support to those undertaking the Care Certificate and to assist those who already work as health and care assistants, helping them in their quest to enhance safe and effective care. For more information on the complete range of Wiley nursing publishing, please visit: www.wileynursing.com To receive automatic updates on Wiley books and journals, join our email list. Sign up today at www.wiley.com/email All content reviewed by students for students. Wiley Healthcare books are designed exactly for their intended audience. All of our books are developed in collaboration with students. This means that our books are always published with you, the student, in mind. If you would like to be one of our student reviewers, go to www.reviewnursingbooks.com to find out more. This new title is also available as an e-book. For more details, please see www.wiley.com/buy/9781119212201

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: 4993

'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.

Health Assessment

Author: Anna T. Crouch,Clency Meurier

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119185718

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 2639

Health assessment is central to effective planning, implementationand evaluation of nursing care. All nurses are accountable for thecare they provide and need to be able to accurately determinepatient needs in order to plan and deliver evidence-based care.Vital notes for nurses: Health assessment provides studentswith the knowledge required to consider the many different factorswhich can influence patient’s health, comfort, well-being andrecovery and to confidently assess patient needs. Vital notes for nurses: Health assessment exploresconcepts of holism, health and illness, factors to consider whenassessing patients, communication skills needed for assessment, andall aspects of holistic assessment including physical,psychological, social, cultural and spiritual factors andnutritional needs. * Provides a concise, accessible introduction to healthassessment * Includes physical, psychological, social, cultural and spiritualhealth assessment * Explores essential concepts in assessment and care planning * Within the Vital Notes for Nurses series * Adopts a holistic approach

Medical-Surgical Nursing - E-Book

Patient-Centered Collaborative Care

Author: Donna D. Ignatavicius,M. Linda Workman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323392695

Category: Medical

Page: 1744

View: 4728

Using a unique collaborative care approach to adult health nursing, Medical-Surgical Nursing: Patient-Centered Collaborative Care, 8th Edition covers the essential knowledge you need to succeed at the RN level of practice. Easy-to-read content includes evidence-based treatment guidelines, an enhanced focus on QSEN competencies, and an emphasis on developing clinical judgment skills. This edition continues the book’s trendsetting tradition with increased LGBTQ content and a new Care of Transgender Patients chapter. Written by nursing education experts Donna Ignatavicius and M. Linda Workman, this bestselling text also features NCLEX® Exam-style challenge questions to prepare you for success on the NCLEX Exam. Cutting-edge coverage of the latest trends in nursing practice and nursing education prepares you not just for today’s nursing practice but also for tomorrow’s. UNIQUE! Collaborative care approach organizes all medical, surgical, nursing, and other interventions within the framework of the nursing process, mirroring the nurse’s role in the coordination/management of care in the real world of medical-surgical nursing. UNIQUE! A focus on nursing concepts relates concepts learned in Nursing Fundamentals with the disorders you will study in Medical-Surgical Nursing. Easy to read, direct-address writing style makes this one of the most readable medical-surgical nursing textbooks available. UNIQUE! A focus on QSEN emphasizes patient safety and evidence-based practice with Nursing Safety Priority boxes including Drug Alerts, Critical Rescues, and Action Alerts. UNIQUE! Emphasis on clinical judgment teaches you to develop skills in clinical reasoning and clinical decision-making when applying concepts to clinical situations, with Clinical Judgment Challenge questions throughout the chapters. An emphasis on prioritization stresses the most important patient problems and nursing interventions, with patient problems presented in a single prioritized list of nursing diagnoses and collaborative problems. UNIQUE! NCLEX preparation tools include chapter-opening Learning Outcomes and chapter-ending Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! sections organized by NCLEX® Client Needs Categories, plus NCLEX Examination Challenge questions, with an answer key in the back of the book and on the Evolve companion website. Practical learning aids include NCLEX Examination Challenges, Clinical Judgment Challenges, Best Practice for Patient Safety & Quality Care charts, common examples of drug therapy, concept maps, laboratory profiles, and more. A clear alignment with the language of clinical practice reflects the real world of nursing practice with NANDA diagnostic labels where they make sense, and non-NANDA diagnostic labels when these are more common descriptions of patient problems. Student Resources on an Evolve companion website help you prepare for class, clinicals, or lab with video and audio clips, animations, case studies, a concept map creator, NCLEX exam-style review questions, and more. UNIQUE! Concentration on essential knowledge for the RN level of medical-surgical nursing practice focuses your attention on need-to-know content to pass the NCLEX Examination and practice safety as a beginning nurse.

Respiratory Nursing at a Glance

Author: Wendy Preston

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119048303

Category: Medical

Page: 152

View: 9584

From the publishers of the market leading at a Glance series, and in collaboration with the Association of Respiratory Nurses (ARNS), comes this easy-to-read, highly visual guide bringing together key principles of Respiratory Nursing. Highly visual, each topic is covered in a two-page spread, making it easy to quickly read up on key information and grasp the essentials of respiratory care, as well as a focus on preventative measures to prevent, minimise and control respiratory disease. Covers a wide range of topics, including assessment and diagnosis, respiratory health, medication, communication, models and management of care, acute and chronic care, and common respiratory diseases Takes a unique, holistic approach to care across the life course – from childhood to end of life care. Provides need-to-know information in a highly visual, evidence-based, quick-reference format. Respiratory Nursing at a Glance is ideal for nurses and health care students and practitioners at all levels involved in respiratory care.

Rapid Assessment of the Acutely Ill Patient

Author: Sheila Adam,Mandy Odell,Jo Welch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118699939

Category: Medical

Page: 248

View: 6992

Rapid Assessment of the Acutely Ill Patient sets out theprinciples and practices needed for early recognition andassessment of patients either at risk of or showing signs ofacute deterioration, or those recently relocated from higherlevels of care. The focus is on patient assessment, interpretationand evaluation of data, immediate management of significantproblems, ongoing and further assessments in order to improveclinical outcomes. Rapid Assessment of the Acutely Ill Patient provides aframework for a systematic initial patient assessment and exploresprinciples of effective assessment. Body systems are considered inorder of life-threatening priority following the ABCDE approach,dealing with the assessment and management of airway, breathing,circulation, disability - and everything else; covering topics suchas visual, palpatory and auscultatory assessment, use of additionaldocumented information (charts, notes etc), and interpretingdiagnostic investigations. Methods to ensure effectivecommunication and team-working are also discussed. Key features Part of the Essential Clinical Skills for Nursesseries Aimed at nurses working in wards and specialistdepartments Explores the assessment skills required for a rapid responseto a patient at risk of becoming acutely unwell Enables students and practitioners to develop practical andinterpretative skills Provides a framework for assessment and principles of firstline treatment Includes ‘Look’, ‘Listen’,‘Feel’ and ‘Measure’ icons Sheila Adam is Head of Nursing, Specialist HospitalsBoard, UCL Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and author of Nursing inCritical Care: Science and Practice (now in its 2nd edition), TheOxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing and Nutrition in theCritically Ill. John Welch is Nurse Consultant in Critical Care, UniversityCollege London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and former Chair ofthe National Outreach Forum. Mandy Odell is Nurse Consultant in Critical Care, RoyalBerkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Nurse and Allied HealthProfessional representative for the Intensive Care Society andformer Chair of the British Association of Critical CareNurses.

Mental Health Nursing at a Glance

Author: Grahame Smith

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1118465288

Category: Medical

Page: 112

View: 1023

Everything you need to know about Mental HealthNursing…at a Glance! From the publishers of the market-leading at aGlance series comes the perfect companion for study andrevision for pre-registration mental health nursing students. Thisbrand new nursing title is the perfect accompaniment forpre-registration nursing courses, and is the revision aid that youhave been waiting for! Divided into three sections, this book firstexplores the essential clinical skills needed by nurses, using theNMC Essential Skills Clusters as an organising framework.The second section goes on to look at common disorders andapproaches. The third section then discusses the leadership andorganisational skills required by nurses, again derived from theNMC standards. Key features: Breaks down complex aspects of mental health care in anaccessible and un-intimidating way The perfect revision and consolidation textbook Linked closely with the NMC standards for pre-registrationnursing education, and the essential skills clusters framework Explores a broad range of mental health disorders, from care ofchildren right up to care of older people Looks at mental health nursing in all settings, includingacute, forensic and community Highly visual colour presentation Includes boxes, summary boxes, reflective opportunities andcase studies to improve the learning experience

The Royal Marsden Manual of Cancer Nursing Procedures

Author: Sara Lister,Lisa Dougherty

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1119245184

Category: Medical

Page: 456

View: 1824

The Royal Marsden is the world’s first hospital dedicated to cancer diagnosis, treatment, research and education – a centre of excellence with an international reputation for ground-breaking research and pioneering the very latest in cancer treatments and technologies, as well as specialising in cancer diagnosis and education. This companion volume to the internationally successful The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures is designed to support practitioners who work specifically with oncology patients by providing detailed evidence-based procedures and rationale, and problem-solving guidance on all aspects of oncology nursing. The Royal Marsden Manual of Cancer Nursing Procedures: Is organized and structured to represent the needs of the patient along their care pathway Provides the latest evidence underpinning all procedures Includes information on haematological procedures; pain assessment and management; wound care; oncological emergencies; and end-of-life care Gives detailed guidelines on supporting patients living with cancer with practical information on such things as benefits, exercise and nutrition. The Royal Marsden Manual of Cancer Nursing Procedures is an invaluable, definitive resource for all those involved in the provision of cancer care and support to patients and their families.

Handbook of Health Behavior Research IV

Relevance for Professionals and Issues for the Future

Author: David S. Gochman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1489904840

Category: Psychology

Page: 532

View: 2264

Volume 4 considers the importance of health behavior research in practical settings. Particularly notable are treatments of the "narrative approach", the taxonomy of health behavior, and the organization of health behavior knowledge. Each volume features extensive supplementary and integrative material prepared by the editor, the detailed index to the entire four-volume set, and a glossary of health behavior terminology.

Mental Health Nursing E-Book

Author: Ruth Elder,Katie Evans,Debra Nizette,Steve Trenoweth

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702046647

Category: Medical

Page: 496

View: 6279

This exciting new book offers a contemporary manual for the mental health nurse within a mental health care system that is increasingly focused on recovery. Mental Health Nursing incorporates recent policy changes that place a greater emphasis on person-centred and social caring, whilst retaining a strong evidence base. The holistic, skills-based approach helps the student and the beginning practitioner to understand the complex causation of mental illness, its diagnosis, effective interventions and treatments, and the client’s experience of mental illness. Broad, yet in-depth, examination of the essential features of contemporary mental health nursing practice A manual for practice - a skills-based approach provides clear guidance to novices on how to complete essential mental health nursing roles ‘Critical Thinking Challenges’ based on Case Histories provide a realistic context ‘Nurse’s Stories’ explore the reality of mental health nursing care On-line resources guide the reader to reflect upon the essential content and ideas contained within each chapter