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A Nurse s Survival Guide to the Ward

A Nurse s Survival Guide to the Ward Author Ann Richards
ISBN-10 9780702051715
Release 2012-07-24
Pages 500
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The new edition of this highly popular book is an indispensable guide to daily procedures and problems for nurses starting work on the ward or returning to practice. It provides guidance in a variety of areas including: how to organise your job and yourself; how to assess patients; clinical information on a wide range of conditions; important principles, procedures and investigations; how to administer drugs safely; and what to do in an emergency. As well as information on how to do the job, the importance of communication and nursing care issues is emphasised. Background information is also given on underlying legal, health and safety issues. This book will help you with Organising your job and yourself Assessing patients Getting clinical information on a wide range of conditions Important principles, procedures and investigations Administering drugs safely What to do in an emergency Communication, legal health and safety issues A new section on professional practice relates current issues to nursing practice Updated drug section provides essential understanding of common drug classes New resuscitation guidelines



A Nurse s Survival Guide to Leadership and Management on the Ward2

A Nurse s Survival Guide to Leadership and Management on the Ward2 Author Jenny Thomas
ISBN-10 9780702045837
Release 2012-10-22
Pages 305
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Are you managing other people? If so, you will find this an indispensable guide to situations and problems faced by ward managers, sisters and charge nurses today. This new edition retains the book's practical approach, providing hints and tips on cutting through bureaucracy to ensure patient care remains uppermost on your agenda. This book will help you to Manage your time Create a positive work environment Ensure care is patient-centred Manage your budget Be politically aware Manage difficult staff and situations This book will help you to . Organise yourself and your workload . Manage staff, people and difficult situations . Make sure care is patient-centred . Manage your budget . Deal with complaints . Handle staff recruitment . Be a good role model. This new edition retains the book's practical approach, providing hints and tips on cutting through bureaucracy to ensure patient care remains uppermost on your agenda. Reflects the most recent developments affecting ward management, including the current national focus on quality indicators and working within tighter budgets. A new chapter on 'Improving Quality and Safety' explains the national quality initiatives and their impact, as well as taking you through the practical processes of handling complaints and incidents. Updated guidance on pertinent issues such as 'whistle-blowing' and 'safeguarding'.



A Nurse s Survival Guide to Drugs in Practice

A Nurse s Survival Guide to Drugs in Practice Author Ann Richards
ISBN-10 9780702040825
Release 2009-04-21
Pages 464
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The 'Nurses’ Survival Guide to Drugs in Practice' is a handy pocketbook designed to provide succinct information on a wide variety of drugs that nurses need to look up quickly. It provides an understandable and detailed account of common drugs and their actions. The level is suitable for all nurses in practice, including qualified and student nurses, as well as those taking Supplementary Prescribing Courses and will also be useful to other healthcare professionals . Pocket sized and easily transportable, it will become a constant companion both in ward and community environments. As well as the more routine use of drugs in clinical practice it covers emergency situations, such as cardiac arrest and anaphylaxis. • Comprehensive coverage of drugs in use to offer security in any clinical setting • Succinct and clear information in boxes, lists etc to facilitate assimilation of information ‘on the spot’ • Attractive page design and well signposted layout to enable quick access to the right information • Flexicover to maintain quality in a clinical setting and when frequently used • Covers basic pharmacology including drug absorption and metabolism as well as explaining how drugs actually work • Fully up to date with government guidelines e,g, from NICE, the Resuscitation Council and the British Thoracic Society etc. • Additional sections on the legal aspects of administering and prescribing drugs, drug calculations and paediatric doses



The Newly Qualified Nurse s Survival Guide Second Edition

The Newly Qualified Nurse s Survival Guide  Second Edition Author Jackie Hole
ISBN-10 9781138030947
Release 2016-07-06
Pages 150
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Even after years of training and hard work, finding yourself on the threshold of your nursing career is often a daunting prospect. In this revised and updated second edition, Jackie Hole provides clear, practical advice on both managing the transition from student to qualified nurse - including getting the most from your final placement and making applications - and practical advice on key areas encountered in the first weeks and months after qualification. Drug safety, dealing with common clinical problems, and how and when to seek expert advice are all covered, while a newly written chapter addresses the key area of infection control. Management aspects such as delegation, objective setting, budgeting, prioritisation of care and time management are outlined clearly and engagingly, along with questions of professional development and career futures. This book will be invaluable to newly-qualified nurses, as well as to student nurses, nurse tutors, and experienced nurses wishing to gain an insight into their own practice and changes in the profession.



Survival Guide to Midwifery

Survival Guide to Midwifery Author Diane M. Fraser
ISBN-10 9780702047060
Release 2012-06-15
Pages 482
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Perfect for practice placement, this handy Survival Guide gives you the clinical information you need at your fingertips. Pocket-sized guide to midwifery High-level summary of the clinical content needed for practice Concise, bullet-point style for quick reference Section on anatomy Great revision aid! • Pocket-sized guide to midwifery • High-level summary of the clinical content needed for practice • Bullet-pointed for quick reference • Section on anatomy • Great revision aid! Perinatal Mental Health chapter updated from confidential enquiries into maternal deaths; findings and recommendations applied to practise New appendix on ‘An aid to calculations in midwifery practice’ helps students to calculate correct doses of medicines and intravenous infusions Illustrations improved to enhance clarity of understanding More-compact size makes it easier to carry around.



Wound Care

Wound Care Author Kelly Ryan
ISBN-10 9781317905547
Release 2014-09-11
Pages 78
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Ideal for quick reference in any ward or community environment, this pocket-sized guide puts all the crucial information on wound care at your fingertips. It includes all you need to know on: Wound assessment Wound conditions Treatment and dressing choice Pressure ulcers and prevention Healing factors and risk assessment And much more...



The Newly Qualified Nurse s Handbook

The Newly Qualified Nurse s Handbook Author Bethann Siviter
ISBN-10 9780702047985
Release 2008-02-14
Pages 256
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This book has been prepared by professionals working in the UK. It is not a primer on clinical skills but an indispensable handbook and resource for the new nurses who are about to embark on their first job and need to develop nursing judgment and the ability to organise and deliver care. It is about learning how to think like a nurse - developing the judgment and behaviour that is essential in competent practice. With an immensely readable style this book uses a friendly, conversational manner, with realistic hints, tips, and examples from real life, to encourage nurses in the early days of their careers. Issues such as assertiveness, delegation, CVs and interviews, leadership, developing “nursing intuition , are covered as well as discussion about evidence based and reflective practice, direct entry into the community, and developing confidence in practice. This book will help nurses and students develop into competent and confident practitioners.



A Nurse s Survival Guide to Acute Medical Emergencies

A Nurse s Survival Guide to Acute Medical Emergencies Author Richard N. Harrison
ISBN-10 9780702049002
Release 2011-05-31
Pages 452
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Are you working in an acute or emergency unit? This is an indispensable pocket guide to caring for patients with acute medical conditions. This book will help you to: Care for patients within the critical first 24 hours of admission Manage patients using the most up-to-date, evidence-based approach Understand the most-common emergency medical conditions and their underlying disease mechanisms Handle the patient’s assessment, understand the observations and manage their disease Easily obtain practical advice in a clear style Explains ‘what to tell the patient and relatives’ in jargon-free language Access information on SARS, avian influenza and bio-terrorism Improved sections on Acute Coronary Syndromes, non-invasive ventilation, acute stroke care, acute kidney injury and emergency oxygen treatment.



Essential Pathophysiology for Nursing and Healthcare Students

Essential Pathophysiology for Nursing and Healthcare Students Author Ann Richards
ISBN-10 9780335238347
Release 2014-09-01
Pages 501
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This book is the perfect quick reference or study guide for students covering disease and therapeutics as part of a nursing or other healthcare course.



Learning Skills for Nursing Students

Learning Skills for Nursing Students Author Nicola Davis
ISBN-10 1844457648
Release 2011-05-20
Pages 224
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This book helps students master the key learning skills they need to become successful learners throughout their degree and beyond. It clearly explains the core skills they will need right from the start of the course, such as writing and numeracy skills and how to organise studies. It also introduces more advanced skills that students will need as the course progresses, such as research and evidence based practice. It shows how to use these important skills to succeed both at university and as a registered nurse.



A Survival Guide to Children s Nursing

A Survival Guide to Children s Nursing Author Sharon L. Edwards
ISBN-10 9780702047077
Release 2012-08-22
Pages 496
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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!



A Nurse s Survival Guide to Leadership and Management on the Ward

A Nurse s Survival Guide to Leadership and Management on the Ward Author Jenny Thomas
ISBN-10 1437717470
Release 2009-10-30
Pages 336
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This is a short, practical guide to situations and problems faced by ward managers, sisters and charge nurses today. It covers leadership and management directly related to situations that arise daily on the ward. This book will help you to . Organise yourself and your workload . Manage staff, people and difficult situations . Make sure care is patient-centred . Manage your budget . Deal with complaints . Handle staff recruitment . Be a good role model.



The Student Nurse Handbook3

The Student Nurse Handbook3 Author Bethann Siviter
ISBN-10 9780702045790
Release 2013
Pages 249
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This convenient Handbook will be invaluable to students starting out on a pre-registration nursing course. Covering a broad range of topics, from helping understand what tutors and mentors expect, how to plan work, and coping with stress, it will support undergraduates across all aspects of student life. This book will help students to: Write assignments Cope with stress Make the most of clinical placements Reflect on practice Understand nursing models, theories and philosophies Understand medical terminology and nursing jargon Deal with legal and ethical issues.



Nursing OSCEs

Nursing OSCEs Author Catherine Caballero
ISBN-10 9780199693580
Release 2012-01-12
Pages 240
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A student-friendly and practical guide to revision, offering step-by-step instructions for the 10 most commonly assessed skills, example marking sheets, typical examiners questions, and suggested answers to help nursing students achieve success in an OSCE.



Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine Author Elbert S. Huang
ISBN-10 0964546752
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 315
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A pocket quick-reference for internal medicine and family practice residents, students, and clinicians. Contains over 150 tables, flowcharts, and figures.



Independent and Supplementary Prescribing

Independent and Supplementary Prescribing Author Molly Courtenay
ISBN-10 1841101966
Release 2004-09-02
Pages 222
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Prescribing and medicines management is one of the most common interventions in health care delivery and in the future will become part of the role of many thousands of nurses, pharmacists and other professions allied to medicine (PAMs). Independent and Supplementary Prescribing: An Essential Guide is the first book of its kind and explores a number of key areas for prescribers, including the ethical and legal issues surrounding prescribing, the psychology and sociology of prescribing, prescribing within a public health context, evidence-based prescribing, prescribing within a team context, basic pharmacology, monitoring skills and drug calculations. Each of these topics is written by a recognised expert in the field and will provide readers with the theoretical underpinning upon which safe and effective prescribing is based. This book is essential reading for nurses, pharmacists and other professions allied to medicine that will soon have the power to prescribe.



Clinical Pocket Reference for NURSES

Clinical Pocket Reference for NURSES Author Paul Ong
ISBN-10 9781908725509
Release 2016-06-15
Pages 88
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Clinical Pocket Reference for Nurses Third Edition Updated, expanded version of this “essential resource” (Nursing Standard 2016). Nursing students, mentors, newly qualified nurses and practice educators will find that this resource enables and eases the move into real life practice. It provides: • Rapid access to key information in mobile optimized format • Promotes safe, confident nursing and an holistic approach • Universal reference tool • Comprehensive guide to assessment of adult patient 1: Assessment 2: Physiological monitoring 3: Biochemistry 4: Infection control 5: Nutrition 6: Drug administration 7: Intravenous therapy 8: Resuscitation 9: Terminology