Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)


Author: Nina Godson,Kelly Ryan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317906071
Category: Medical
Page: 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.

Nursing OSCEs

A Complete Guide to Exam Success
Author: Catherine Caballero
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199693587
Category: Medical
Page: 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.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation


Author: Nina Godson,Kelly Ryan
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780273744023
Category: Medical
Page: 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.

A Nurse's Survival Guide to Acute Medical Emergencies E-Book


Author: Richard N. Harrison,Lynda Daly
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 070204900X
Category: Medical
Page: 452
View: 408
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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.

Succeed In Osces And Practical Exams: An Essential Guide For Nurses

An Essential Guide for Nurses
Author: Merriman, Clair,Westcott, Liz
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335237347
Category: Medical
Page: 200
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The book is concise, practical and focuses on issues of most concern to students preparing for OSCEs. Chapters on what to expect, preparing on the day, tips for performing, assessment critieria, successful OSCE examples and material on other practical assessment forms, such as MCQ exams, exam essays and seen exams are all included. The book is full of examples, FAQs and real student tips.

Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Portfolios and Reflective Practice


Author: Susan Lillyman,Pauline Merrix
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317905784
Category: Medical
Page: 37
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Reflective practice is a requirement for all healthcare professionals. This essential guide will help you develop the skills to be effective as a reflective practitioner within any clinical environment. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.

Patient Consent


Author: Elizabeth Charnock,Denise Owens
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351223925
Category: Medical
Page: 42
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Ideal for quick reference, this pocket-sized (120x80mm), spiral-bound book in the popular Nursing & Health Survival Guide series puts all the crucial information about patient consent at your fingertips. There is an obligation for practitioners to obtain valid consent from their patients before examination, routine personal care or therapeutic treatment. However, the law relating to consent is complex. Situations may arise where a patient requires urgent treatment, yet is either unwilling or unable to give their consent, or there are concerns over the form and context of the consent. All you need to know on: the underlying principles of consent; consent and the adult patient; consent and the adult who lacks capacity; children and consent; young people and consent.

How to Pass Your OSCE

A Guide to Success in Nursing and Midwifery
Author: Jacqueline Bloomfield,Anne Pegram,Carys Jones
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317903021
Category: Medical
Page: 136
View: 6254
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The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) was developed for all undergraduate nursing programmes, with the aim of emphasising the need for nursing students to be competent in clinical skills, to assess clinical reasoning skills and as a means of standardizing the assessment process. This practical, easy to read and interactive study guide helps nursing and midwifery students at all levels to maximise their chances of success with OSCEs. It features case studies, quick quizzes, recap and recall summaries and an OSCE preparation plan; all of which help to prepare the student for the examination. Hints and tips on what to expect during the examination and pointers on what the examiner will be looking for, together with a comprehensive chapter on personal learning will help to guide the student through the process and maximise their chances of success! "Very readable with useful tips and information for students" Cath Hill, Keele University "I found the book extremely relevant from the students' perspective, reader friendly and well structured. Quizzes and activities excellent." - Liz Day, Senior Lecturer, Nursing and Health Care Practice, University of Derby "A useful and easily digested text on this important assessment strategy", Ms. Karen Lumsden, Faculty of Nursing and Applied Clinical Studies, Canterbury Christchurch University "Useful for students as they prepare... Easy to read and understand." Kirsty Wedgbury, Faculty of Health and Community Care, Birmingham City University

Advanced Paediatric Life Support

The Practical Approach
Author: Advanced Life Support Group
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405140283
Category: Medical
Page: 416
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Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Clinical Assessment


Author: Tracy Lapworth,Deborah Cook
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317905598
Category: Medical
Page: 98
View: 6155
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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.

Clinical Assessment for Nurses


Author: Chris Mulryan
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526422549
Category: Medical
Page: 256
View: 8967
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This book - which is structured to cover each of the human body's systems in turn - will equip you with all the physical examination skills you need to competently and confidently assess, diagnose, develop a differential diagnosis list and plan initial care. Assuming no prior medical education, but encouraging you to think scientifically and analytically in your approach to patients' presenting symptoms, Chris Mulryan takes you step-by-step through the examination of each body system, illustrating clearly and accessibly a practical model of assessment. To help strengthen your skills and knowledge base further, each chapter also includes: - an overview of key symptoms, with a red and yellow flag system to highlight those that require specific and often immediate attention; - case examples of the most-commonly occurring patient presentations; - multiple choice and OSCE questions and answers, along with clear learning objectives and outcomes, so that you can audit your developing examination and assessment skills.

The Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health


Author: Harvey J. Makadon
Publisher: ACP Press
ISBN: 9781930513952
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 526
View: 3556
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The Fenway Guide provides guidance, practical guidelines, and discussions of clinical issues pertinent to the LGBT patient and community. It also focuses on helping healthcare professionals gain a better understanding of the LGBT population, the LGBT life continuum, health promotion and disease prevention, transgender health, and patient communication and the office environment, The Fenway Guide is truly a one-of-a kind comprehensive resource!The healthcare issues surrounding sexual minorities is an area in which little research and few studies have been conducted. Written in conjunction with the world renowned Fenway Community Clinic, The Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health is an invaluable resource for healthcare professionals seeking further knowledge and guidance on sexual minority health care.

Handbook for Directors of Nursing in Long-term Care


Author: Ethel L. Mitty
Publisher: Delmar Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 367
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This book provides the theory, principles, methods and tools for the nurse manager or leader of a long-term care facility. It is a complete source of information and instruction on every aspect of nursing administration. The book contains more than 150 guidelines, flow sheets, communication, assessment and feedback procedures that can be implemented with little or no modification by the novice or experienced directors in every kind of long-term care facility. Faculty and students of nursing management will rely on this book as a step-by-step "how to" on subjects ranging from development of a mission statement, selection of a nursing theory, construction of a policy and procedure manual, hiring, interviews, inservice education, selection of an information system, conflict resolution and decision-making to performance evaluation, continuing quality assurance, strategic planning and marketing, and analysis of effectiveness. The student will learn how a nursing director can analyze leadership style, select a nursing delivery system, prepare for survey, construct the departmental budget, compute infection rate, and prepare an annual report.

A Nurse's Survival Guide to Mentoring E-Book


Author: Karen Elcock,Kath Sharples
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702047724
Category: Medical
Page: 320
View: 8545
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Are you mentoring students or other staff? This is an indispensable handbook for: both new and experienced mentors seeking practical advice academic staff who deliver mentorship programmes link lecturers who support mentors in practice. Guidance and tips on supporting and assessing Understanding accountability – mapping to NMC standards Skills focus, using case studies Hints, tips, insights and humour Supporting the student with a disability Using simulated learning The role of the sign-off mentor

Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing and Health Professionals


Author: Bruce J. Colbert,Jeff Ankney,Martin Steggall,Karen T. Lee
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780132350914
Category: Human anatomy
Page: 572
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This anatomy and physiology textbook is designed specifically for nurses and health professionals. It adopts a visual approach and includes interactive supplements which help to engage the student as they learn about this exciting and sometimes complex subject

The Future of Nursing

Leading Change, Advancing Health
Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309208955
Category: Medical
Page: 700
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The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.

Acute Nursing Care

Recognising and Responding to Medical Emergencies
Author: Ian Peate,Helen Dutton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317902777
Category: Medical
Page: 376
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Delays in recognising deterioration or inappropriate management of people in acute care settings can result in late treatment, avoidable admissions to intensive care units and in some instances unnecessary deaths. As the role of the nurse in healthcare settings continues to change and evolve, today’s student nurses need to be equipped with the fundamental skills to recognise and manage deterioration in the patient in a competent and confident manner, as you learn to become practitioners of the future. Using a body systems approach and emphasising the central role and function of the nurse throughout, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the essential issues in this important subject. Topics covered include: recognition and identification of physiological deterioration in adults; identification of disordered physiology that may lead to a medical emergency linked to deterioration of normal function; relevant anatomy and physiology; pathophysiological changes and actions that need to be taken; immediate recognition and response; investigations, diagnosis and management issues; and teaching and preventative strategies.

Fundamentals of Nursing


Author: Patricia A. Potter,Anne Griffin Perry,Patricia Stockert,Amy Hall
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323399916
Category: Medical
Page: 1392
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It’s your complete guide to nursing — from basic concepts to essential skills! Fundamentals of Nursing, 9th Edition prepares you to succeed as a nurse by providing a solid foundation in critical thinking, evidence-based practice, nursing theory, and safe clinical care in all settings. With illustrated, step-by-step guidelines, this book makes it easy to learn important skills and procedures. Care plans are presented within a nursing process framework, and case studies show how to apply concepts to nursing practice. From an expert author team led by Patricia Potter and Anne Griffin Perry, this bestselling nursing textbook helps you develop the understanding and clinical reasoning you need to provide excellent patient care. 51 skills demonstrations provide illustrated, step-by-step instructions for safe nursing care — and include rationales for each step. 29 procedural guidelines provide streamlined, step-by-step instructions for performing basic skills. UNIQUE! Critical Thinking Models in each clinical chapter show how to apply the nursing process and critical thinking to achieve successful clinical outcomes. Evidence-Based Practice chapter shows how nursing research helps in determining best practices. UNIQUE! Caring for the Cancer Survivor chapter prepares nurses to care for cancer patients who may still face physical and emotional issues. Case studies include unique clinical application questions and exercises, allowing you to practice using care plans and concept maps. The 5-step nursing process provides a consistent framework for care, and is demonstrated in more than 20 care plans. 15 review questions in every chapter test your retention of key concepts, with answers available in the book and on the Evolve companion website. Practical study tools on Evolve include video clips of skills, skills checklists, printable key points, a fluid & electrolytes tutorial, a concept map creator, an audio glossary, and more. UNIQUE! Clear, streamlined writing style makes complex material more approachable. More than 20 concept maps show care planning for clients with multiple nursing diagnoses. Key points and key terms in each chapter summarize important content for more efficient review and study. Unexpected Outcomes and Related Interventions for each skill alert you to potential problems and appropriate nursing actions. Delegation coverage clarifies which tasks can and cannot be delegated. A glossary provides quick access to definitions for all key terms.

The Medical Student's Survival Guide: The early years


Author: Elizabeth Cottrell
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 184619086X
Category: Medical
Page: 217
View: 9737
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You have to realise early on that you are no longer the best. Whereas in your A level classes you will have been within the top one or two students, now you are not. You are in a room FULL of top one or two' students. Laura Stevens, 1st year Dundee medical student Due to the graphic nature of many of the presentations, subjects of a weak disposition should look away... or definitely not attempt to stuff yourself until you are well accustomed to images that are about to be unleashed onto your brainstem vomiting centre. Elizabeth Li, 2nd year Manchester medical student Okay - you got in. Now what do you do? This is the no-nonsense guide to the reality of medical student life. Everything you need to know is here. How do I find my way to lectures? Can I live on hamburgers? How do I give effective presentations? How much can I drink without vomiting in Freshers week? What about student loans? How should I prepare for exams? Exactly how much work should I be doing? What if I faint in dissection class? and much, much more