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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 Ward

A Nurse s Survival Guide to Leadership and Management on the Ward Author Jenny Thomas
ISBN-10 9780702047046
Release 2012-09-14
Pages 368
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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. Updated guidance on pertinent issues such as ‘whistle-blowing’ and ‘safeguarding’. 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.



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

The Newly Qualified Nurse s Survival Guide Author Jackie Hole
ISBN-10 9781846192753
Release 2009-01
Pages 128
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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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



Junior Doctor Survival Guide

Junior Doctor Survival Guide Author Paul Watson
ISBN-10 0729542254
Release 2016-11-01
Pages 700
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Junior Doctor Survival Guide has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Junior Doctor Survival Guide also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Junior Doctor Survival Guide book for free.



Leadership Management and Team Working in Nursing

Leadership  Management and Team Working in Nursing Author Peter Ellis
ISBN-10 9781473926905
Release 2015-05-07
Pages 192
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Transforming Nursing Practice is a series tailor made for pre-registration student nurses. Each book in the series is: · Affordable · Mapped to the NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters · Focused on applying theory to practice · Full of active learning features ‘The set of books is an excellent resource for students. The series is small, easily portable and valuable. I use the whole set on a regular basis.’ Fiona Davies, Senior Nurse Lecturer, University of Derby Whatever stage you are at in your nursing career leadership, management and team working skills will be central to your role as a modern nurse. The book has been carefully crafted to equip you with these skills helping you to understand why leadership and management is so important, how it fits in with your daily practice and what the key theory and knowledge is. It will be a valuable resource for all three years of the nursing degree and a tool to help you grow into a nurse leader of the future. Key features: · Written with the needs of student nurses firmly in mind with activities and case studies that bring theory to life · Linked to the latest NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for pre-registration nursing education · Provides practical guidance on the immediate challenges that the new nurse will face About the Authors Peter Ellis is Nursing Director at Hospice in the Weald, Pembury, Kent. Shirley Bach is Head of the School of Health Sciences at the University of Brighton.



Yes Sister No Sister

Yes Sister  No Sister Author Jennifer Craig
ISBN-10 9781409005674
Release 2010-09-30
Pages 352
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'What is your name?' she asks, staring at me. 'Jennifer Ross.' 'Jennifer Ross, Sister. Well, Nurse Ross, you are dressed in the uniform of a nurse from the Leeds General Infirmary. Such a uniform is not worn with a cardigan. Take it off at once.' 'Yes Sister.' I can feel my face turn red. A trainee nurse in the 1950s had a lot to bear. In Jennifer Craig's enchanting memoir, we meet these warm-hearted yet naïve young girls as they get to grips with strict discipline, long hours and bodily fluids. But we also see the camaraderie that develops in evening study sessions, sneaked trips to the cinema and mischievous escapades with the young trainee doctors. The harsh conditions prove too much for some girls, but the opportunity to help her patients in their time of need is too much of a pull for Jenny. As she commits to her vocation and knuckles down to her exams, she is determined that when she reaches the heights of Ward Sister herself she will not become the frightening matron that struck fear into her student heart ... Rich in period detail, and told with a good dose of Yorkshire humour, Yes Sister, No Sister is a life-affirming true story of a life long past.



The Student Nurse Handbook

The Student Nurse Handbook Author Bethann Siviter
ISBN-10 9780702054310
Release 2013-03-19
Pages 320
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This convenient Handbook will be invaluable when starting out on your pre-registration nursing course. Covering a broad range of topics, from helping you to understand what tutors and mentors expect from you, how to plan your work, and coping with stress, it will support you 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. Fully updated in line with changes in nursing practice e.g. the revised NMC Code of Professional Conduct, the Disability Discrimination Act, Agenda for Change and the Knowledge and Skills Framework, Essence of Care. Expanded section on nursing models More help with drug dosage calculations to assist students in developing their numeric skills. More on help on writing assignments and how to use research, including applications to practice Expanded appendices on children’s nursing and mental health branches. Template forms to assist with course applications, planning assignments and a check list for placements



Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing

Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing Author Julia D. Kneale
ISBN-10 0443061823
Release 2005
Pages 546
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This Edition differs substantially from the first. Ten new chapters have been added. The main additions are a new section on orthopedic trauma, and the inclusion of pediatric orthopedics throughout the text. The book is split into two parts. Part I contains the general scene-setting chapters, this section has been expanded to 10 chapters with the inclusion of nutrition and basic principles of trauma/surgical care. Part II begins with a reappraisal of the extent of orthopedic morbidity, and then subdivides to take a pathology-orientated look at the common orthopedic problems. Conditions are explained and diagnostic and treatment methods set out, but the emphasis will be on nursing management.



Nursing OSCEs

Nursing OSCEs Author Catherine Caballero
ISBN-10 9780191631115
Release 2012-01-12
Pages 240
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In order to succeed in an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), nursing students need to know not just what an OSCE involves, but how to undertake the skill correctly at each OSCE station. This book is a complete guide on how to prepare for an OSCE with step-by-step instructions for the ten most common OSCE stations that nursing students can face. Specific stations range from asceptic non-touch technique, communication and observations, to more highly pressured skills such as medication administration, resuscitation and assessing a deteriorating patient. Nursing OSCEs: a complete guide to exam success covers these skills and more in a clearly structured and concise way. Each OSCE chapter outlines: · Key revision material enabling quick and complete revision · Step by step instructions on how to perform the skill in an OSCE, · An example examiners marking sheet, so students know the criteria they will be measured against · Typical questions an examiner may ask and suggested answers · Common errors to avoid and top tips for success. With over 70 illustrations and videos of four OSCE stations, it demonstrates how to pass key stations. Bonus online material includes colour photographs and Powerpoints for revision at http://www.oup.com/uk/orc/bin/9780199693580/ This book is ideal for nursing students preparing for OSCE as well as for lecturers, mentors and practising nurses involved in student education.



Clinical Skills

Clinical Skills Author Kerry Reid-Searl
ISBN-10 0273763733
Release 2012
Pages 54
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Do you need accurate information fast? The ward is a busy place with little time to check facts and figures. With this pocket-sized reference book you can quickly and accurately check everything from nursing terminology to CPR procedures. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.