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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.
Since the first edition of HIV and AIDS Education, Care and Counselling was published almost 20 years ago, it has become the standard handbook in Africa for thousands of HIV and AIDS practitioners. However, ongoing HIV and AIDS research requires regular revisions to the handbook for it to remain current with developments in prevention and treatment. Consequently, this new edition has been updated with input from two new specialist co-authors. This has strengthened the multicultural and multidisciplinary approach of this edition to Africa's unique challenges. Key features: A new design that improves readability and accessibility; In situ definitions and explanations of key terms and concepts; An updated glossary of important HIV and AIDS terminology; and Terminology, Frequently Asked Questions and Enrichment boxes that provide insight into specific aspects of HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment. Key updates: This edition includes a wealth of new information for healthcare practitioners on nursing care principles covering co-infections and complications of HIV infection and ART; infection control; and management of TB, drug-resistant TB, STIs and comorbidities. Specifically, the sixth edition includes: The latest ARV protocols in South Africa; The WHO's best practice suggestions; ART treatment as prevention; HIV, TB and STI prevention and management for schoolchildren, aligned with the Department of Basic Education's Life Skills and Life Orientation criteria; Development of children and adolescents from traditional, communal or collectivistic backgrounds; and The Dual Process Model (DPM), focusing on the latest research in bereavement counselling.
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.
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.
ENT conditions, respiratory, skin, gastro-intestinal, nervous system, urinary/renal, cleft lip and palate, hernias, stenosis (e.g. pyloric stenosis), meningocele, volvulus, undescended testes and imperforated anus. Focus should be on assessment (definitions, causes, clinical manifestations, pathophysiology, complications), making nursing diagnoses, health education, planning nursing care, and management of patients with these condition.
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.
Mental health nursing is the result of a cooperative effort by mental health nurses from all over the country to produce a textbook for the teaching and learning of mental health nursing. The sixth edition has been updated and expanded to take into account various curricula in mental health nursing. The text is written in easy-to-understand language and provides an approach that will suit local circumstances. Rich in evidence-based practice and practical examples, Mental health nursing will facilitate an active learning experience of the subject.
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.
Portable and easy-to-use, Mosby's Guide to Nursing Diagnosis, 6th Edition is ideal for use in clinicals, in class, and at the bedside! This pocket-sized reference book is a condensed version Ackley's Nursing Diagnosis Handbook, 12th Edition that helps you diagnose and formulate care plans with confidence and ease. Using a quick-access format, it includes the 2018-20 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses based on more than 1,300 specific symptoms and a step-by-step guide to creating care plans, featuring desired outcomes, interventions, and patient teaching. Plus, alphabetic thumb tabs allow for quick and easy access to specific symptoms and nursing diagnoses. UNIQUE! Includes care plans for every NANDA-I approved nursing diagnosis, including pediatric, geriatric, multicultural, home care, safety, and client/family teaching and discharge planning interventions. Alphabetical thumb tabs provides your students with quick access to specific symptoms and nursing diagnoses. Pocketsize portability makes this book easy to carry and use in clinicals, in class, or at the bedside. Nursing Diagnoses Index on the inside front and back cover. NEW! UNIQUE! 2018-2020 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses complete with 16 new diagnoses.
Drawing together the best of text, video and interactive material for the definitive guide to adult nursing. This one-stop-shop will enable students to understand the core aspects of care, learn the essential nursing skills and knowledge that underpin practice, deal with the complexities of the role and apply their learning to common conditions and patient groups. It has been developed in line with the 2018 NMC standards to provide a complete learning resource for adult nursing students. Key features: Uses patient centered care and evidence-based practice as guiding principles throughout Clear and engaging features to help students understand the core theory and knowledge, apply it to nursing practice, revise for assessments and exams, and go further in their independent study. 12 months free access to an interactive eBook version, meaning you can access the book anytime. The book is supported by online resources for lecturers and students, including links to up to 100 instructional videos, case studies and accompanying questions, access to selected SAGE journal articles, weblinks, multiple-choice quizzes, and glossary flashcards. Designed to make learning flexible and fun, leaving students better prepared for practice and ready to thrive in their future careers.
The principles and practice of nursing and health care addresses
the essential educational needs of nursing students and health care
professionals within the context of the most recent guidelines set
by the South African Nursing Council. It integrates a wide range of
perspectives, giving students a sense of their multiple
responsibilities within the nursing and health care environment,
while at the same time demonstrating and reinforcing the values and
ethics that must form the foundation of all their activities.
Nursing, by its very nature, involves all the processes of life
from birth to death. In response to new consumer needs and demands,
health care services are moving more and more into the home, into
the community and into alternative settings. A basic knowledge of
psychology, communication skills and culture, as well as coping
skills, have become vital to render holistic care to the
individual, the family and society. 21st Century psychology for
nurses: an introduction provides the necessary skills to
understand, educate and support patients and clients through
painful and unpleasant health situations.
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.
Best known for its conceptual approach to nursing practice, Conceptual Foundations: The Bridge to Professional Nursing Practice, 6th Edition gives you the foundation you need to prepare for your role as a professional nurse. Expert educators Elizabeth E. Friberg and Joan L. Creasia bring together the best minds of nursing for a unique in-depth look at the profession's major theories, practices, and principles. Complete with three all-new chapters and updated content throughout, this expanded sixth edition challenges you to think critically and conceptually. In addition, new Evolve resources mean you can do more online than ever before. Critical thinking exercises at the end of each chapter help you use and apply what you have learned. Case studies throughout the text provide you with opportunities to develop your analytical skills. Objectives at the beginning of each chapter provide a framework for study. Profile in Practice scenarios at the beginning of each chapter introduce real-life situations that accompany the professional behaviors covered in the text. Key points at the end of each chapter reinforce learning objectives and help you focus on important information. NEW! Three all-new chapters bring you the latest information on telehealth in nursing practice, information management, and global rural nursing practice. UPDATED! Integrated and updated information on Health Care Reform Initiatives. UPDATED! Health Policy and Practice and the Nursing Practice Environment chapter features new content on the 2010 Affordable Health Care Act. UPDATED! 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) Future of Nursing (FOM) recommendations discussed in Beyond Professional Socialization chapter. UPDATED! Patient Safety chapter offers expanded coverage of QSEN competencies, including Nursing Quality Indicators. UPDATED! Health and Health Promotion chapter now covers the Healthy People 2020 and 2020 National Health Promotion Initiative. UPDATED! Concept of "group think" added to Think Like a Nurse: Essential Thinking Skills for Professional Nurses chapter. UPDATED! Legal Aspects of Nursing Practice chapter features the most up-to-date content on delegation, transferring authority, responsibility, accountability, nurse fatigue, criminalization of unintentional errors, use and abuse of social media and lateral violence.
"The book is very informative and uses a variety of methods to convey information to the reader. The links to the NMC standards helps us to learn more about the code and identify what it takes to be a nurse. We love the case studies and real life viewpoints of students, newly qualified nurses and even patients. The voices bring a great sense of normality and a handbook feel to the book which isn't too intimidating." - Courtney, Emily, David and Alice, Nursing students The second edition of this groundbreaking textbook now includes: a wealth of activities, including critical thinking, reflection and what's the evidence boxes an updated design, based on feedback from students - more pictures and more colour make it a more engaging and stimulating textbook even more patient, student and practitioner voices which are more integrated throughout the text a new running case study feature - joining case studies between chapters so that students can see how everything fits together and be engaged by a story within the book more on community nursing, leadership, research awareness, and preparation for placement.
Nurse educators and managers of nursing schools function within the
dynamics of a kaleidoscope of environments – in their schools,
within the parameters of professional and higher education policies
and legislation, and, in South Africa, in an extremely diverse
society. Since they are part of the global nursing community, the
realities of international standards compound their
responsibilities. Nurse educators’ guide to management acknowledges
these challenges and aims to empower nurse educators and managers
of nursing schools by creating awareness of areas that need to be
explored and embraced to function effectively.
This "Fast Facts" will assist with improving outcomes for patients with pressure ulcers and strategies for decreasing pressure ulcer occurrence within a facility. Using the easy to read, quick-access "Fast Facts" style, the book presents guidelines for assessing, preventing, and treating pressure ulcers, for establishing an ulcer reduction program, and for increasing reimbursement. It includes tips for care in the "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" feature format.
Pressure ulcers can be devastating not only for the patient but those caring for them. Sometimes with even the best of care, pressure ulcers occur, but what about those that can be prevented? The author, with the help of nursing staff at all levels, achieved pressure ulcers reduction in her facility by 54% over a one year period through implementation of an ulcer reduction program.
This book will cover pressure ulcer risk assessment (important to include in the initial patient assessment), incidence, underlying causative factors, factors to eliminate when planning patient care, equipment that can help prevent 'pressure' on susceptible patient tissues, issues concerning dressings and treatments, benefits of creating a skin care team, how to document to insure higher reimbursement, and lastly, working with outpatients.
Additionally, nurses studying for certification as a Wound, Ostomy Continence Nurse (WOCN) will find support material related to identifying, preventing, and resolving pressure ulcers that is difficult to access in other publications.
Key Features of this Book in Bullet-Point Format Succinct Fast Facts Reference style provides easy access to important Pressure Ulcer Facts Includes the Fast Facts in a Nutshell tips that help guide nursing staff towards improving assessment, treatment, and documenting skillsProvides care delivery parameters and documentation required for optimal Medicare & Medicaid reimbursementDelivers frequently-used guidelines for on assessing, measuring, and grading pressure ulcers, and documenting the findingsPresents strategies for establishing an ulcer prevention programAuthored by a coordinator of a successful wound ostomy program in a facility that has reduced pressure ulcer occurrence by 54% in one year
Nurses need quick, reliable legal information to protect themselves in practice, management and education, and this Fast Facts provides it - from malpractice/negligence issues to workplace and business law, teaching in the classroom and in clinical settings, disaster nursing, dispute resolution, and more. In one handy resource organized for quick access, nurses will find answers to questions regarding documentation, informed consent and patient rights, employment and organizational law, trials, and alternatives in dispute resolution. The only book of its kind, it has been authored by highly respected nurse attorneys and practitioners, underscoring its value as a savvy reference for any legal issue related to nursing practice, management, or education. Key Features: Provides a quick, single-source reference on legal issues for nurses in practice, management and education Covers critical issues including malpractice/negligence, documentation, informed consent and patient rights, employment and business law, disaster nursing issues, and dispute resolution Written by noted nurse attorney authors and practitioners
A straight-forward, detailed overview of pathophysiology, providing nursing students with clear and simple explanations of the basic principles that underpin health and illness, and the main causes of disease. The book uses person-centred practice as it's guiding principle (in-line with the new NMC standards) to encourage students to develop a more detailed understanding of specific disorders and learn how to apply the bioscience theory to nursing practice and patient care. Key features: FREE access to an Interactive eBook: includes integrated video links, activities, key concepts and examples that provide valuable insights, further reading and short explanations. Full-colour diagrams and figures: all content supported by colourful, reader-friendly illustrations. Person-centred bioscience: a fictional family woven through the book encourages students to think holistically about pathophysiology and consider the lived-experiences of different conditions and diseases. Online resources: access to online materials for lecturers and students, including multiple choice questions, videos, flashcards, lecturer test bank, an image bank and a media teaching guide.
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