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Nursing care remains at the cutting edge of science as innovations in patient care continuously evolve. However, fundamental and general skills are still necessary to develop the clinical reasoning skills a nurse requires in order to provide safe, high-quality care to patients and communities.
All chapters include updated information where appropriate. New topics include the latest methods in infection control, information on electronic patient records, the ethical use of social media and a review of nutritional information.
Companion text to Juta's Manual of Nursing Volume 1: Fundamental and General Nursing. Suitable for use in the Staff Nurse, Professional Nurse and Midwifery, or Nursing Auxiliary courses, Juta's Manual of Nursing Volume 2: The Practical Manual is the `how to' book in the Juta Nursing range of books. Written in a clear and logical style, nursing procedures are explained in a step-by-step manner to help the student develop competencies to provide quality nursing care. Rationales for actions are always given, so that the student understands the reasons behind specific activities. Each nursing procedure has the following features: Explanation of the procedure, Learning outcomes, Learning assumed to be in place, Indications and contraindications, Resources required, Specific guidelines for the particular procedure, Essential patient teaching, Critical assessment criteria, Tips for nurses and/or precautions. Now in its second edition, additional procedures have been added and where appropriate, the latest evidence-based information added. Care has been taken to explain the integration with related aspects of the nursing curricula.
Now in its 7th edition, this well-established title has been updated and revised to reflect the latest research in the field of mental health nursing. A team of authors from a range of higher education institutions has revised the text to ensure the book remains relevant to the current realities of nursing mental health care users in South Africa. The text takes the curricula of mental health nursing into account to ensure it is suitable for the new nursing programme. Rich in evidence-based practice and case studies, the book incorporates the diagnostic criteria from the DSM-5 ™ with accompanying explanatory text.
New to the 7th edition:
This newly updated text equips nurses and other health-care professionals to deal with the legal issues they encounter in daily practice.
Informative and relevant, The A-Z of Nursing Law covers all recent changes to the law and legislation that affect the nursing profession. As the only local book of this nature, it has become an invaluable resource for nurse practitioners and other health-care professionals.
Undergraduate and postgraduate nursing students will also find it useful.
The nursing profession in South Africa faces challenges regarding the education and training of students. Well-qualified nurse educators in South Africa enhance the quality of the development of student nurses, and therefore enhance the quality of nursing care. Nurse educator in practice incorporates the latest legislation and applies didactics in theoretical as well as clinical nursing education, using examples to illustrate the text. The title has been specifically written to cover the requirements for registration as a nurse educator at the South African Nursing Council.
Now in its fourth edition, this peer-reviewed and updated edition of The Auxiliary Nurse has been raised to Level 5 on the NQF and its content covers the requirements of the new Nursing Auxiliary qualification. Existing chapters have been expanded on and chapters on pharmacology and communication added. To meet the requirements of the new curriculum, sections on nursing the disabled and palliative care have been added to the chapter on vulnerable Groups. Great care has been taken to ensure that the content of this book is relevant, up-to-date and accessible. Where appropriate, information and procedures are supported by the latest evidence-based practice and the latest developments in the field of healthcare are explained, such as integrated care pathways.
Around the clock, ER nurses dedicate their lives to helping us when we need it most. This book puts names and faces to these men and women who are there for us whenever we need them, who fight for our lives and never give up. Through numerous interviews with frontline healthcare staff, James Patterson and Matt Eversmann, acclaimed and bestselling co-authors of Walk in My Combat Boots, reveal why nurses do what they do.
Maintaining the comprehensive coverage offered by the previous editions, this highly regarded text, now in its sixth edition and 32nd year of publication, is considered to be an indispensable resource for nurses and health care professionals engaged in the business of teaching and learning. Retaining the balance between theoretical issues and practical application, the text has been fully revised to reflect the most recent changes in nursing and nurse education including updated content on developments in teaching and learning, the introduction of the new NMC standards in the UK; developments in the NHS and the growing role of eLearning and technology.
A Handbook for Student Nurses is widely recommended in institutions across the UK and is essential reading for new students. The book provides an introduction to the essential background knowledge that pre-registration nursing students need as a foundation for their training. This third edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect the new NMC standards of proficiency for registered nurses and the most recent update of the NMC Code. It also features a completely new chapter on health promotion. The 2021-22 update incorporates the very latest developments in nurse education and in the health service. A Handbook for Student Nurses covers the core of first-year nursing studies: Practice supervision and assessment Communication Legal and professional issues Values, ethics and cultural awareness Reflection and personal development Quality care and evidence-based practice Study skills Public health and promoting health and wellbeing WHAT STUDENTS AND LECTURERS THINK ABOUT THIS BOOK: "... an invaluable resource and a daily accompaniment for lectures... I take it into my second year with the knowledge that I have a great reference book I can reflect on throughout my years of training." "I found this to be an excellent resource and I feel students new to the profession would find it extremely useful.... The book is well-organised, highly readable and accessible." "An excellent introductory text for student nurses, written in a clear and illuminative style." "[An] excellent textbook that provides up-to-date and relevant information for pre- and postregistration nursing students." "This is an excellent book, full of relevant information for student nurses."
Numeracy and Clinical Calculations for Nurses is a user-friendly introduction for student nurses that guides you from the basics to the core calculations required in a healthcare setting. To qualify as a registered nurse you will need to demonstrate proficiency and accuracy when calculating dosages of prescribed medicines. The second edition of Numeracy and Clinical Calculations for Nurses features even more worked examples and practice tests, all designed to increase your confidence and competence in calculating drug dosages and performing other important clinical calculations - a critical issue in improving patient safety. Key benefits: Diagnostic test to assess your existing skills and knowledge. Back to basics chapter uses a step-by-step approach to ensure understanding - tested by nursing lecturers and their students. Self-assessment tests throughout each chapter enable you to monitor your progress. Extensive worked examples use authentic scenarios to set learning in context. Summary tests provide practice for numeracy exams. Covers drug dosages and other clinical calculations such as pressure ulcer risk assessment tools, National Early Warning Score, hydration and fluid balance, Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool, BMI and ideal body weight. Answers provided for all tests. The book also features: Error alerts pointing out common errors and why they are sometimes made. Sense checks to help you avoid fundamental errors. Tips to help with calculations and relate them to clinical practice. Appendices covering safe administration of medicine, routes of administration, medication administration records, drug glossary, a handy multiplication grid and simple conversion tables. Numeracy and Clinical Calculations for Nurses is required reading: Before the numeracy test at your student nurse interview. During your university course as you prepare for further numeracy exams. In practice as you get to grips with drug doses, BMI, drip rates, fluid balance, etc.
Expert nursing care is vital to women's health, and successful gynaecological treatment relies on a good partnership between the woman and the health professional. Fully updated for its second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Women's Health Nursing is a vital tool in helping practitioners assist women in making informed choices and keeping up-to-date with changes to the field. Written with a focus on multi-disciplinary integrated care systems and a greater emphasis on prevention and patient autonomy, this new edition incorporates the most recent evidence-based guidelines and developments in nursing roles and contraceptive methods. Drawing on the knowledge and experience of a team of clinical experts, this handbook provides clear, practical information on all aspects of women's health nursing from the community to the hospital setting.
Lippincott (R) Connect Featured Title Purchase the new print edition of this Lippincott (R) Connect title includes lifetime access to the digital version of the book, plus related materials such as videos and multiple-choice Q&A and self-assessments. Confidently Perform Accurate, Efficient, and Effective Physical Examinations. Master the techniques for successful physical examinations with the #1 choice for complete, authoritative guidance. This highly regarded text includes fully illustrated, step-by-step techniques that outline the correct performance of the physical examination and an easy-to-follow two-column format that correlates examination techniques on the left and abnormalities (clearly indicated in red) with differential diagnoses on the right. NEW! Expanded Unit 1 provides an overview of the components of the patient encounter and helps you ensure the most effective information-gathering and decision-making approaches. NEW! Key terms are bolded in chapters and correspond to an online glossary with definitions. UPDATED! Expanded coverage of special populations familiarizes you with important approaches for persons who identify as LGBTQ, persons with physical disabilities, and diverse populations throughout the life cycle. UPDATED! Restructured Regional Exam chapters enhance your understanding of overview material, examination techniques, and health promotion and counseling considerations. UPDATED! Photographs, illustrations, and references reinforce key content based on the latest evidence-based information. UPDATED! Text boxes are numbered to provide quick access to important summaries of clinical conditions and tips for challenging examination techniques. Clinical pearls, printed in blue, highlight key points at a glance. Detailed, highly illustrated tables of abnormal conditions display examination and clinical information in an easy-to-find, quick-reference format at the end of each chapter. Lippincott (R) Connect features: Lifetime access to the digital version of the book with the ability to highlight and take notes on key passages for a more personal, efficient study experience. Carefully curated resources, including interactive diagrams, video tutorials, flashcards, organ sounds, and self-assessment, all designed to facilitate further comprehension. Lippincott (R) Connect also allows users to create Study Collections to further personalize the study experience. With Study Collections you can: Pool content from books across your entire library into self-created Study Collections based on discipline, procedure, organ, concept or other topics. Display related text passages, video clips and self-assessment questions from each book (if available) for efficient absorption of material. Annotate and highlight key content for easy access later. Navigate seamlessly between book chapters, sections, self-assessments, notes and highlights in a single view/page.
Die Studentenausgabe des The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures ist seit fA1/4nfzehn Jahren das maA gebliche marktfA1/4hrende Lehrbuch fA1/4r die Pflege im klinischen Umfeld. Das international auA erst erfolgreiche Werk bildet den Goldstandard in der Krankenpflege, denn es zeigt die Verfahren, Grundprinzipien und Leitlinien auf, die Studenten und Auszubildende benoetigen, um mit Fachkompetenz und Selbstvertrauen klinisch effektive, patientenzentrierte Pflege zu erbringen.
The third edition of this popular introductory textbook has been revised to provide a totally up-to-date and hands-on guide to the practical aspects of health promotion. Focusing on the range of skills needed to become an effective practitioner, it takes readers step-by-step through the different settings in which health promotion takes place and the various tools they might employ, including chapters on health promotion through the lifespan, one-to-one communication, working with groups, advocacy, social media, workplace settings and planning and management. As well as incorporating the most recent government policies and initiatives in public health, there is new and expanded material on issues such as community initiatives and alliances, social media, health literacy, understanding health behaviours, stress in the workplace and much more. Throughout the text there are activities to develop students' understanding and encourage reflective practice. Each chapter opens with a list of the central issues and learning objectives which are reinforced with real-life case studies. The key terms highlighted are clearly explained and checklists dispersed throughout the book, enabling practical application. The new edition of Practical Health Promotion will continue to be the ideal and indispensable guide for students at all levels. It will inspire anyone involved with health care to find practical ways of promoting change.
The official 2020-2021 ATI TEAS study manual written by the creators of the TEAS exam. This study manual directly aligns with the TEAS exam blueprint, giving you the preparation you need to achieve the highest score possible. Features: * Only TEAS study manual mapped to the ATI TEAS exam blueprint * Covers 4 subjects: Reading, Mathematics, Science, English + Language Usage * Full-length, comprehensive practice test with official scoring table * 325 end-of-section quiz questions * 4 full-length, end-of-unit quizzes * Practice problems with examples, images and explanatory answer keys * Key terms defined throughout manual * Test-taking tips and prep strategies to pass the TEAS The ATI TEAS study manual is designed to work in conjunction with our other TEAS exam prep products including the ATI TEAS SmartPrep tutorial and the ATI TEAS Online Practice Assessments. Visit www.atitesting.com/teas-prep for more information on these products.
This handbook provides a useful guide for the day-to-day management of people with breast cancer. It covers the journey from diagnosis to post-treatment comprehensive care. It explains when and why different treatment modalities are used, what the complications of both the disease and treatments are and how to manage them. Although this book has been written for students and health personnel working in a general hospital, it will be useful for those in specialist breast units as well. Dr Jenny Edge is a surgeon and head of Breast and Endocrine Surgery at the University of Stellenbosch. Dr Ines Buccimazza is head of the Breast Unit, member of the Multidisciplinary Breast Team and a senior specialist in the Department of Surgery at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban.
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