A Nurse's Guide to Caring for Cardiac Intervention Patients


Author: Eileen O'Grady, RN, Dip HE, BSc (Hons)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470059524
Category: Medical
Page: 288
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Cardiac intervention is a fast expanding field of medicine that is reducing the need for cardiac surgery. A Nurse's Guide to Caring for Cardiac Intervention Patients will enable nurses to fully prepare their patients and families for various cardiac intervention procedures. Coverage includes: Explanations of what the heart condition is and how the procedure may relieve that condition Descriptions of what the patient can expect to happen before, during and after the procedure What nurses should observe for post procedure, and how to address any complications that may occur Guidelines for discharge advice Outlines for a pre and post care plan for each procedure – based on the latest research and experience. Nurses will find the book informative on common interventional procedures, but it is also designed as a tool to be dipped into when caring for patients with more unusual procedures. This practical book includes chapters on: cardiac catheterisation; percutaneous coronary intervention; percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty; removal of femoral sheaths; cardioversion; temporary and permanent pacemakers.

Acute Medicine

A Handbook for Nurse Practitioners
Author: Lisa Carroll
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470060216
Category: Medical
Page: 280
View: 2865
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This book provides Nurse Practitioners working in the field of Acute Medicine with an up to date, practical, and comprehensive guide to the management of acute medical patients. It serves as a text from which the busy highly skilled nurse can obtain information on assessment, diagnosis, and management of acute medical conditions. It identifies priorities for treatment and guides the reader through the management of the patient. Wherever possible the latest published guidelines have been included. The final chapter of the book considers the legal, professional and ethical issues faced by nurses working at an advanced level. The issues of role development, the development of protocols and prescribing are considered.

Rapid Cardiac Care


Author: Emma Menzies-Gow,Christine Spiers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119220270
Category: Medical
Page: 136
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Rapid Cardiac Care is an indispensable resource for all frontline staff working with acutely ill patients. Offering easy access to the knowledge base needed to provide rapid, safe and effective cardiac care, it is ideal for newly qualified healthcare professionals including, nurses, paramedics, cardiac technicians, junior medics, and physiotherapists. Key features include: Essential information to support the assessment of the cardiac patient including focused history taking and physical assessment, rhythm interpretation and 12-lead ECG assessment Practical guidance on how to care for patients with cardiac emergencies, including acute coronary syndromes, arrhythmias, heart failure and cardiac arrest A quick reference A-Z section that explores a wide range of conditions affecting the heart, each with a comprehensive overview of patient presentation and strategies to guide patient assessment and management Diagrams and images are provided to facilitate learning

Nursing the Surgical Patient


Author: Rosie Pudner
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702044121
Category: Medical
Page: 624
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The new edition of this highly successful text brings it fully up to date with recent developments in surgical nursing, and includes a new chapter on perioperative stress and anxiety . The need for surgical nurses to remain at the cutting edge in relation to their knowledge and skills has never been greater, as the demands of higher patient throughput and reduced hospital stays take their toll. Nursing the Surgical Patient is written for, and by, nurses. It adopts a patient-centred approach to the care of people requiring a wide variety of surgical procedures. Compiled by experienced practitioners and educators in the field, it covers relevant anatomy and physiology, investigations, brief information on relevant medical conditions leading to surgery, an outline of the surgical procedures and the nursing care the patient will require. The key nursing care issues are described and explored, with case studies and care plans to bring theory to life. Comprehensive and research-based, yet accessible and engaging, Nursing the Surgical Patients a vital companion to nurses caring for surgical patients in either the primary or secondary care setting. This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States.

Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology

For Nursing and Healthcare Students
Author: Ian Peate,Muralitharan Nair
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119055520
Category: Medical
Page: 656
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Over 300 superb full colour illustrations.

Fundamentals of Medical-Surgical Nursing

A Systems Approach
Author: Anne-Marie Brady,Catherine McCabe,Margaret McCann
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118490932
Category: Medical
Page: 544
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Fundamentals of Medical-Surgical Nursing: a Systems Approach is a comprehensive yet easy-to-read overview of medical and surgical nursing, designed specifically to support all nursing students learning to care for the adult patient. Highly illustrated and with an easy-to-follow systems-based structure, it provides a thorough foundation in anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, medical management, and nursing care for the full spectrum of adult health conditions. Key features include: Extensive coverage of principles of nursing assessment, medication administration, infection prevention and control, and nutritional care Key need-to-know-information and definitions for the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of a range of illnesses and conditions Detailed overviews of nursing care, including patient education, treatment, and complications An online resource centre with a range of extras for both lecturers and students, including case studies, reflective activities, interactive multiple choice questions, and further reading lists Fundamentals of Medical-Surgical Nursing: a Systems Approach is the ideal textbook to help students succeed on their adult nursing course. It is also available: as a Wiley E-Text, powered by VitalSource: an interactive digital version of the book featuring downloadable text and images, highlighting and note-taking facilities, book-marking, cross-referencing, in-text searching, and linking to references and glossary terms. instantly on CourseSmart at http://www.coursesmart.co.uk/9780470658239. CourseSmart offers extra functionality, as well as an immediate way to review the text. For more details, visit www.coursesmart.com/instructors or www.coursesmart.com/students.

Maternal-Child Nursing Care Optimizing Outcomes for Mothers, Children, & Families


Author: Susan Ward,Shelton Hisley
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 0803644906
Category: Medical
Page: 1765
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It offers the perfect balance of maternal and child nursing care with the right depth and breadth of coverage for students in today’s maternity/pediatric courses. A unique emphasis on optimizing outcomes, evidence-based practice, and research supports the goal of caring for women, families and children, not only in traditional hospital settings, but also wherever they live, work, study, or play. Clear, concise, and easy to follow, the content is organized around four major themes, holistic care, critical thinking, validating practice, and tools for care that help students to learn and apply the material.

Medical-Surgical Nursing at a Glance


Author: Ian Peate
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118902750
Category: Medical
Page: 184
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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.

Every Nurse's Guide to Cardiovascular Care


Author: Sylvia Talkington,Ginger Raterink
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: N.A
Category: Cardiovascular disease nursing
Page: 399
View: 633
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Perfect for quick review or reference, this handbook covers cardiovascular health in general terms for all nursing professionals. It supports the role of the nurse in promoting wellness and supplying skillful interventions. The physical, psychosocial, and educational needs of the patient are emphasized. Areas covered include: cardiovascular anatomy and physiology principles; techniques and formats for evaluating cardiovascular integrity; relevant assessment criteria regarding alterations in cardiovascular system integrity; cardiovascular care - including both medical and nursing, acute and chronic; and special clinical situations.

Nursing Times


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Publisher: N.A
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Understanding Laboratory Investigations

A Guide for Nurses, Midwives and Health Professionals
Author: Chris Higgins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118480120
Category: Medical
Page: 424
View: 537
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The purpose of this book is to help nurses, midwives and healthprofessionals to better understand how the work of clinicallaboratories contributes to patient care. It answers thefollowing questions: Why is this test being ordered on my patient? What sort of sample is required? How is that sample obtained? And most importantly: What is the significance of the test result for mypatient? Retaining its accessible and user-friendly style, the aim ofthis book remains the same: to provide nurses with as much relevantinformation as possible about the most commonly requestedlaboratory rests. This is not a book about laboratory technique -its focus is on the clinical significance of test results, andtherefore the patient. The third edition is morecomprehensive in terms of the number of testsdiscussed, incorporates colour to aid the accessibility,and includes more paediatric content.

Emergency Nursing at a Glance


Author: Natalie Holbery,Paul Newcombe
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111886767X
Category: Medical
Page: 184
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From the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series comes a wide-ranging and succinct overview of the key concepts of emergency care. Emergency Nursing at a Glance uses the unique and highly visual at a Glance format to convey vital information quickly and efficiently, ensuring that nursing students have access to all the important topics they need for an emergency care placement. This highly visual, easy-to-read guide is the ideal companion for anyone entering fields involving urgent or unscheduled care. •Includes all aspects of emergency care, including trauma, minor injury, triage processes, patient assessment, common emergency presentations, as well as legal, ethical and professional issues. •Covers care of adults, children, and those with learning disabilities and mental health conditions •Presented in the bestselling at a Glance format, with superb illustrations and a concise approach Emergency Nursing at a Glance is an invaluable resource for nursing students, newly qualified nurses and other healthcare professionals working in emergency departments, urgent care centres, minor injury units and walk-in centres.

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: 8616
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'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.

ABC of Intensive Care


Author: Graham R. Nimmo,Mervyn Singer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444345206
Category: Medical
Page: 88
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This new and updated edition is a practical guide to intensive care for the non-specialist, providing the core knowledge and principles of intensive care patient management. From general principles through to critical care outreach and end of life care, it covers best practice management in the intensive care unit. It includes the key organ system support as well as monitoring, sepsis, brain-stem death, and nutrition in intensive care. There is also full coverage of organ donation. This invaluable resource is highly illustrated in colour throughout with new images, references to key evidence, and further reading and resources in each chapter. It is ideal for junior doctors, medical students and specialist nurses working in an acute hospital setting and the ICU and neonatal ICU, and for anyone involved in the management and care of intensive care patients. Endorsed by the Intensive Care Society (UK) and the Scottish Intensive Care Society. This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from Google Play or the MedHand Store.

Understanding Nursing Research

Building an Evidence-Based Practice
Author: Nancy Burns,Susan K. Grove
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437726550
Category: Medical
Page: 592
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Learn how to evaluate and apply research with the #1 nursing research book! Understanding Nursing Research: Building an Evidence-Based Practice is known for its authoritative content, a time-tested step-by-step approach, and abundant use of research examples. With improved clarity and readability, the new edition strengthens its focus on evidence-based practice to better demonstrate how the steps of the research process relate to evidence-based nursing. Written by two of the leaders in the field of nursing research, Nancy Burns and Susan K. Grove, this full-color text offers unique insights into understanding, appraising, and applying published research to evidence-based practice. Authoritative content is written by two of the true pioneers in nursing research, who offer unique, first-hand insights into the field. Research examples provide practice in working with published studies, with many of the examples including Critical Appraisal and Implications for Practice sections. A clear, step-by-step organization introduces the research process and demonstrates how this systematic framework relates to evidence-based practice. An expanded emphasis on evidence-based practice helps you develop skills in studying and appraising published research, so you are prepared for your role in working with research evidence. Enhanced coverage of qualitative research allows prepares you to approach research questions and clinical questions with an unbiased view of the researcher's methodology. Two different appraisal processes are included: A traditional in-depth critical appraisal process prepares you for graduate-level work in research. A concise, practice-focused research appraisal process equips you for quick and accurate evaluation of the applicability of research findings to clinical practice. Updated research examples prepare you for evidence-based practice by using the physiologic conditions and hospitalized patients seen in clinicals.

Critical Care Medicine at a Glance


Author: Richard M. Leach
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118302753
Category: Medical
Page: 192
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Critical Care Medicine at a Glance is an accessibleintroduction and revision text for junior clinicians. Fully revisedand updated to reflect changes to the content and assessmentmethods used by medical schools and postgraduate trainingprogrammes, this at a Glance provides a user-friendlyoverview of critical care medicine to encapsulate all that thestudent needs to know. This new edition of Critical Care Medicine at aGlance: • Is fully revised and updated to increase coverage of arapidly expanding area of medicine • Provides a simple and straightforward, yet rapid,introduction to the care of the acutely ill • Features new 'Pearls of Wisdom', to aid learning andunderstanding • Includes an appendix of top nutrition tips from theRoyal College of Physicians • Provides increased coverage of neurologicalemergencies, acute and abdominal emergencies, arrhythmias, imagingand fluid management Critical Care Medicine at a Glance is ideal for medicalstudents, junior doctors, nurses, and other healthcareprofessionals expected to acquire the skills and knowledge neededto care for acutely ill patients.

All-In-One Care Planning Resource


Author: Pamela L. Swearingen
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 032339244X
Category: Medical
Page: 816
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The only book featuring nursing care plans for all core clinical areas, Swearingen's All-In-One Nursing Care Planning Resource, 4th Edition provides 100 care plans with the nursing diagnoses and interventions you need to know to care for patients in all settings. It includes care plans for medical-surgical, maternity/OB, pediatrics, and psychiatric-mental health, so you can use just one book throughout your entire nursing curriculum. This edition includes a new care plan addressing normal labor and birth, a new full-color design, new QSEN safety icons, new quick-reference color tabs, and updates reflecting the latest NANDA-I nursing diagnoses and collaborative problems. Edited by nursing expert Pamela L. Swearingen, this book is known for its clear approach, easy-to-use format, and straightforward rationales. NANDA-I nursing diagnoses are incorporated throughout the text to keep you current with NANDA-I terminology and the latest diagnoses. Color-coded sections for medical-surgical, maternity, pediatric, and psychiatric-mental health nursing care plans make it easier to find information quickly. A consistent format for each care plan allows faster lookup of topics, with headings for Overview/Pathophysiology, Health Care Setting, Assessment, Diagnostic Tests, Nursing Diagnoses, Desired Outcomes, Interventions with Rationales, and Patient-Family Teaching and Discharge Planning. Prioritized nursing diagnoses are listed in order of importance and physiologic patient needs. A two-column format for nursing assessments/interventions and rationales makes it easier to scan information. Detailed rationales for each nursing intervention help you to apply concepts to specific patient situations in clinical practice. Outcome criteria with specific timelines help you to set realistic goals for nursing outcomes and provide quality, cost-effective care. NEW! Care plan for normal labor and birth addresses nursing care for the client experiencing normal labor and delivery. UPDATED content is written by practicing clinicians and covers the latest clinical developments, new pharmacologic treatments, patient safety considerations, and evidence-based practice guidelines. NEW full-color design makes the text more user friendly, and includes NEW color-coded tabs and improved cross-referencing and navigation aids for faster lookup of information. NEW! Leaf icon highlights coverage of complementary and alternative therapies including information on over-the-counter herbal and other therapies and how these can interact with conventional medications.

Children and Young People's Nursing at a Glance


Author: Alan Glasper,Jane Coad,Jim Richardson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118516265
Category: Medical
Page: 304
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Children and Young People’s Nursing at a Glance, isthe perfect companion for study and revision for pre-registrationchildren’s nursing students from the publishers of themarket-leading at a Glance series. Divided into sevensections it explores assessment and screening, working withfamilies, the newborn infant, the developing child, child healthpolicy, nursing the sick child and young person and chronic andlife-limiting conditions. This comprehensive book is an invaluable resource forpre-registration nursing students as well as newly qualified nurseswanting to consolidate and expand their knowledge of children andyoung people’s nursing. Breaks down complex aspects of child 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 Highly visual colour presentation, with approximately 130illustrations Includes boxes, summary boxes, key points and recommendationsfor practice to improve the learning experience Supported by a companion website featuring over 500 interactivemultiple choice questions(www.ataglanceseries.com/nursing/children) Available in a range of digital formats - perfect for 'on thego' study and revision

The Care of Wounds

A Guide for Nurses
Author: Carol Dealey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118276183
Category: Medical
Page: 256
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The Care of Wounds addresses all aspects of holistic wound management. The fourth edition of this successful clinical text continues to reflect current research and evidence-based practice, while incorporating the considerable developments which have occurred in wound care practice since the previous edition. It includes chapters on the physiology of wound healing, general principles of wound management, wound management products, and the management of patients with both acute and chronic wounds. The title is an essential read for all nurses and healthcare professionals working in the field of tissue viability and wound healing. Comprehensive and clinically-oriented Examines best practice in wound management Incorporates national and international clinical guidelines where applicable Superbly illustrated with full colour throughout

Current Catalog


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First multi-year cumulation covers six years: 1965-70.