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Nursing Health Survival Guide Objective Structured Clinical Examination OSCE

Nursing   Health Survival Guide  Objective Structured Clinical Examination  OSCE Author Nina Godson
ISBN-10 9781317906070
Release 2014-05-22
Pages 80
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Preparing for an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is very different from preparing for a theoretical knowledge examination - your clinical skills and performance will be tested rather than just your knowledge of the theory. It is important to understand how to achieve the best results in an OSCE, and this handy pocket-sized guide describes each clinical skill in turn to help you feel confident and prepared for the exam. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.



Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Author Nina Godson
ISBN-10 027374402X
Release 2012-01
Pages 50
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Do you need guidance and information on CPR? Do you need to understand the procedures and guidelines that govern the use of CPR? If you do, this pocket-sized reference guide provides you with all the information you need to conduct CPR safely and successfully. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.



Nursing Health Survival Guide Medical Abbreviations Normal Ranges

Nursing   Health Survival Guide  Medical Abbreviations   Normal Ranges Author Helen Jones
ISBN-10 9781317906018
Release 2014-09-11
Pages 58
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Part of the skill of nursing and healthcare involves being able to decipher and understand the meanings of results and abbreviations. The aim and purpose of this handy survival guide is to supply you with the information which will help you understand this language, so that you can provide appropriate holistic care to your patients. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.



Nursing Health Survival Guide Clinical Assessment

Nursing   Health Survival Guide  Clinical Assessment Author Tracy Lapworth
ISBN-10 9781317905592
Release 2014-09-11
Pages 98
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Every contact with your patient is an opportunity for clinical assessment. Ideal for quick reference, this pocket-sized guide puts all the crucial information at your fingertips. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.



Nursing Health Survival Guide Essential Clinical Skills

Nursing   Health Survival Guide  Essential Clinical Skills Author Susan Carlisle
ISBN-10 9781317905578
Release 2014-09-11
Pages 41
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Whether you’re a student nurse on clinical placement or a healthcare worker on a busy ward, you need practical guidance at your fingertips, fast! This pocket-sized guide will help you to provide safe, effective, everyday patient care. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.



Nursing Health Survival Guide Drugs in Use

Nursing   Health Survival Guide  Drugs in Use Author Ann Richards
ISBN-10 9781317905622
Release 2014-09-11
Pages 86
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Understanding how drugs work is made simple in this easy to use pocket-sized guide. Drugs in common use are described under each body system and will form an aid to your confident administration of drugs to fit your patients' needs. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.



Nursing Health Survival Guide Recognising the Acutely Ill Child Early Recognition

Nursing   Health Survival Guide  Recognising the Acutely Ill Child  Early Recognition Author Elizabeth Charnock
ISBN-10 9781317905653
Release 2014-06-11
Pages 54
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Early and accurate recognition of an acutely ill child is essential. Ideal for quick reference, this pocket-sized guide puts all the crucial information at your fingertips. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.



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



Saunders Nursing Survival Guide Critical Care Emergency Nursing

Saunders Nursing Survival Guide  Critical Care   Emergency Nursing Author Lori Schumacher
ISBN-10 9781437726008
Release 2009-07-31
Pages 400
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Part of the popular Saunders Nursing Survival Guide series, this book prepares you to manage the most common health care problems you'll see in critical care, trauma, or emergency settings. Each chapter is organized from the most immediate and life-threatening conditions to less emergent critical care conditions. Its lighthearted, cartoon-filled approach simplifies difficult concepts, covering each body system in terms of current practice standards. Consistent headings break content into four succinct areas of review: What (subject) IS, What You NEED TO KNOW, What You DO, and Do You UNDERSTAND? Clinical terms and shorthand expressions are highlighted, exposing you to terminology used in the hospital setting. A color insert illustrates concepts and principles of critical care and emergency nursing, including various complications Mnemonic devices aid your memory and interactive activities help you learn, with exercises including fill in the blank, matching, word jumbles, true/false, and crossword puzzles. Special icons help you focus on vital information: Take Home Points help you prepare for clinical rotations. Caution notes alert you to dangerous conditions and how to avoid them. Lifespan notes point out age-related variations in signs and symptoms, nursing interventions, and patient teaching. Culture notes cite possible variations related to a patient’s cultural background. Web links direct you to Internet resources for additional research and study. What You WILL LEARN learning objectives help you identify quickly the content covered and goals for each chapter. NCLEX„¥ examination-style review questions at the end of each chapter allow you to test your understanding of content and practice for the Boards. Cartoon characters with brief captions help to better explain difficult concepts. Margin notes are streamlined for ease of use and effectiveness. Content updates reflect current practice and emergent situations, including increased focus on disaster preparedness, code management, updated ACLS guidelines, and hypertension.



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.



The Cardiac Care Unit Survival Guide

The Cardiac Care Unit Survival Guide Author Herzog
ISBN-10 9781451110470
Release 2012
Pages 429
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This book is geared toward cardiologists, trainees, and housestaff --anyone who rotates or practices in the CCU--who must grasp the subtleties when treating patients in a cardiac care unit. It is organized in a way to help you understand the simplified pathophysiology of the disease, the diagnosis modalities, the initial critical care management in the CCU, the clinical care in a step down unit and plan for discharge therapy. Dr. Herzog has developed unified pathways for the management of patients presenting with acute chest pain or its equivalent, acute heart failure, atrial fibrillation and flutter, syncope, cardiac arrest, hypertension and hyperglycemia. Algorithms and pathways for management are provided in each chapter for easy implementation in any health care system. In addition, because specialized units are frightening to the patients and their families, there is a section in each chapter on what the patient and family need to know, that encompasses a capsulated explanation of the condition and treatment management. A companion website accompanies the text that includes fully searchable text and patient information.



Drugs in Use

Drugs in Use Author Ann Richards
ISBN-10 027376375X
Release 2012
Pages 86
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Rev. ed. of: Nurse's survival guide to drugs in practice. 2009.



Nursing Health Survival Guide

Nursing   Health Survival Guide Author Alison Edwards
ISBN-10 9781317905752
Release 2014-09-11
Pages 70
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A pocket-sized reference tool for quick access to crucial information in any community or antenatal setting. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.



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



Strategies to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival

Strategies to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival Author Institute of Medicine
ISBN-10 9780309372022
Release 2015-09-29
Pages 456
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Cardiac arrest can strike a seemingly healthy individual of any age, race, ethnicity, or gender at any time in any location, often without warning. Cardiac arrest is the third leading cause of death in the United States, following cancer and heart disease. Four out of five cardiac arrests occur in the home, and more than 90 percent of individuals with cardiac arrest die before reaching the hospital. First and foremost, cardiac arrest treatment is a community issue - local resources and personnel must provide appropriate, high-quality care to save the life of a community member. Time between onset of arrest and provision of care is fundamental, and shortening this time is one of the best ways to reduce the risk of death and disability from cardiac arrest. Specific actions can be implemented now to decrease this time, and recent advances in science could lead to new discoveries in the causes of, and treatments for, cardiac arrest. However, specific barriers must first be addressed. Strategies to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival examines the complete system of response to cardiac arrest in the United States and identifies opportunities within existing and new treatments, strategies, and research that promise to improve the survival and recovery of patients. The recommendations of Strategies to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival provide high-priority actions to advance the field as a whole. This report will help citizens, government agencies, and private industry to improve health outcomes from sudden cardiac arrest across the United States.



Maths and Medications

Maths and Medications Author Kerry Reid-Searl
ISBN-10 0273764462
Release 2012
Pages 68
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Solving calculations in a busy environment can be tough and time consuming. This quick reference guide, featuring basic maths concepts and medication administration, will help you take the problem out of problem solving. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.