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Medical-Surgical Nursing - Concepts for Interprofessional Collaborative Care, 2-Volume Set (Paperback, 9th Revised edition):... Medical-Surgical Nursing - Concepts for Interprofessional Collaborative Care, 2-Volume Set (Paperback, 9th Revised edition)
Donna D. Ignatavicius, M.Linda Workman, Cherie R Rebar
R2,647 Discovery Miles 26 470 In stock

Awarded second place in the 2018 AJN Book of the Year Awards in Medical-Surgical Nursing! Healthcare is evolving at an incredible pace and with it, the roles and responsibilities of the medical-surgical nurse. Ensure you are fully equipped to thrive and adapt in this ever-changing nursing environment with Ignatavicius, Workman, and Rebar's Medical-Surgical Nursing: Concepts for Interprofessional Collaborative Care, 9th Edition. This trendsetting text not only covers all essential adult health knowledge, but also reinforces the application, conceptual thinking, and clinical judgment skills that today's nurses need to stay one step ahead in delivering exceptional patient care, no matter the environment. As with previous "Iggy" editions, you'll find a unique collaborative care approach to adult health nursing, a thorough integration of QSEN competencies, extensive NCLEX Exam preparation, and a direct, reader-friendly tone throughout the text. This ninth edition incorporates two emerging and complementary trends - the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice and a more conceptual approach teaching and learning - areas that will ground you in how to think like a nurse and how to apply the knowledge you gain from the text to clinical practice. There are a lot of med-surg nursing texts out there, but there's only one that combines all the information, concepts, and on-the-job realities in a way that makes perfect sense: "Iggy!" Trendsetting QSEN integration emphasizes patient safety and evidence-based practice with Nursing Safety Priority boxes, including Drug Alerts, Critical Rescues, and Action Alerts. UNIQUE! Emphasis on clinical judgment helps you develop skills in clinical reasoning and clinical decision-making when applying concepts to clinical situations. Strong emphasis on NCLEX Exam preparation includes chapter-opening Learning Outcomes and chapter-ending Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! sections organized by NCLEX Client Needs Categories, plus NCLEX Examination Challenge questions, with an answer key in the back of the book and on the Evolve companion website. Exceptionally readable content features shorter sentences, straightforward vocabulary, and a direct, reader-friendly writing style. NEW! Enhanced emphasis on conceptual teaching and learning features a strong integration of nursing concepts and exemplars throughout the book via new concept overview chapters, chapter-opening concept lists, and a focus on concept exemplars within disorders chapters. NEW! Integration of interprofessional collaborative practice takes the book's hallmark collaborative management approach to the next level via new collaboration-focused Clinical Judgment Challenges, integration of a new Teamwork & Interprofessional Collaboration concept, and in-depth integration within TEACH lesson plans. NEW! Deeper integration of Tanner's model of clinical nursing judgment utilizes Tanner's terminology within nursing process headings, NCLEX Examination Challenge questions, and Key Points. NEW! Stronger emphasis on health promotion and community-based care includes revised and updated content throughout the text to reflect the reality that most adult health care no longer takes place as long-term stays in high-acuity settings. NEW! More consistent, interprofessional terminology for patient problems promotes interprofessional collaboration through the promotion of a common healthcare language. NEW! Updated content throughout reflects the most recent changes in practice and the latest evidence-based guidelines, particularly national and international treatment guidelines and protocols. NEW! More consistent learning outcomes now incorporate QSEN and nursing concepts in a more consistent and intentional manner from chapter to chapter.

Theoretical Basis for Nursing (Paperback, Fifth, North American Edition): Melanie McEwen, Evelyn M. Wills Theoretical Basis for Nursing (Paperback, Fifth, North American Edition)
Melanie McEwen, Evelyn M. Wills
R1,460 Discovery Miles 14 600 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Enhance clinical practice with a clear understanding of nursing theory. Access the essential information you need to understand and apply theory in practice, research, education, and administration/management. The most concise and contemporary nursing theory resource available, Theoretical Basis for Nursing , 5th Edition , clarifies the application of theory and helps you become a more confident, well-rounded nurse. This acclaimed text is extensively researched and easy to read, giving you an engaging, approachable guide to developing, analyzing, and evaluating theory in your nursing career. NEW Ethical Theories and Principles chapter familiarizes you with emerging trends in evidence-based, clinically ethical practice. NEW higher education boxes outline important connections with AACN's "Essentials of Master's Education" and "Essentials of Doctoral Education" to help you advance your nursing career prospects through additional education. Link to Practice boxes provide concrete examples of how theory guides nursing practice. Case Studies help you apply specific content to common scenarios encountered in everyday practice. Learning Activities test your understanding of key concepts. Chapter Summaries and Key Points recap important chapter content at a glance. Online Literature Assessment Activity and case studies challenge you to think critically about textbook content.

The New Culture of Dementia Care (Hardcover): T.M. Kitwood, Sue Benson The New Culture of Dementia Care (Hardcover)
T.M. Kitwood, Sue Benson
R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
BNF 77 (British National Formulary) March 2019 (Paperback, 77th Revised edition): Joint Formulary Committee BNF 77 (British National Formulary) March 2019 (Paperback, 77th Revised edition)
Joint Formulary Committee 1
R1,367 R1,228 Discovery Miles 12 280 Save R139 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Compiled with the advice of clinical experts and continually updated to reflect the latest evidence from credible sources worldwide, the new edition of the British National Formulary 77 (BNF) provides up-to-date guidance on prescribing, dispensing, and administering medicines. Access to the latest edition of the BNF is vital for healthcare professionals, as it reflects current best practice as well as legal and professional guidelines relating to the uses of medicines. NICE has accredited the editorial process used by the British National Formulary to produce its resources.

Motor Speech Disorders - Diagnosis & Treatment (Paperback, 2nd edition): Donald Freed Motor Speech Disorders - Diagnosis & Treatment (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Donald Freed
R1,472 R1,216 Discovery Miles 12 160 Save R256 (17%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

MOTOR SPEECH DISORDERS: DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT, 2E offers a detailed, yet streamlined introduction to motor speech disorders. The book opens with a brief historical review of motor speech disorders, providing useful context for understanding the technology and methodology modern speech-language pathologists employ for evaluation and treatment today. Without overwhelming you with complex detail, the book also provides a practical introduction to the human motor system, including the anatomy and physiology involved in motor speech disorders. A series of chapters offers an in-depth look at the six pure dysarthrias, as well as mixed dysarthria and apraxia of speech, including detailed information on etiology, characteristics, and treatment. MOTOR SPEECH DISORDERS: DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT, 2E has been updated with high quality illustrations, as well as information on cutting-edge treatment procedures and current best practices. An accompanying DVD features clinical videos to deepen your understanding of the disorders by exposing you to real-life case examples.

Attachment Centered Play Therapy (Paperback): Clair Mellenthin Attachment Centered Play Therapy (Paperback)
Clair Mellenthin
R705 Discovery Miles 7 050 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Attachment Centered Play Therapy offers clinicians a holistic, play-based approach to child and family therapy that is presented through the lens of attachment theory. Along the way, chapters explore the theoretical underpinnings of attachment theory to provide a foundational understanding of the theory while also supplying evidence-based interventions, practical strategies, and illuminative case studies. This informative new resource strives to combine theory and practice in a single intuitive model designed to maximize the child-parent relationship, repair attachment wounds, and address underlying symptoms of trauma.

Co-Dependency - Issues in Treatment and Recovery (Paperback, New ed): Bruce Carruth, Warner Mendenhall Co-Dependency - Issues in Treatment and Recovery (Paperback, New ed)
Bruce Carruth, Warner Mendenhall
R515 Discovery Miles 5 150 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Co-dependency has finally become recognized in the late 1980s as a legitimate and a key issue in the chemical dependency field. Most of the literature available on the topic is addressed to the consumer--the co-dependent individual. In Co-dependency, leading therapists share some remarkable insights into the characteristics of the alcoholic home, co-dependents'patterns of responding to the alcoholic, and the particular problems that family members experience as a result of the environment, including fear, shame and guilt, anger, denial, and confusion. Clinical case material is used to illustrate the value of helping co-dependents through education, peer support, outpatient treatment and psychotherapy. Creative solutions for working with lesbian and gay men and children of alcoholics are also featured.

A Nurse at the Front - The First World War Diaries of Sister Edith Appleton (Paperback): Ruth Cowen A Nurse at the Front - The First World War Diaries of Sister Edith Appleton (Paperback)
Ruth Cowen 1
R234 R147 Discovery Miles 1 470 Save R87 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book, the second in a series of four unique War Diaries produced in conjunction with the Imperial War Museum, tells a story that is rarely heard: the experiences of a nurse working close to the Western Front in the First World War. Incredibly, Edith Appleton served in France for the whole of the conflict. Her bravery and dedication won her the Military OBE, the Royal Red Cross and the Belgian Queen Elizabeth medal among others. Her diary details with compassion all the horrors of the 'war to end wars', including the first use of poison gas and the terrible cost of battles such as Ypres, but she also records what life was like for nurses and how she spent her time off-duty. There are moments of humour amongst the tragedy, and even lyrical accounts of the natural beauty that still existed amidst all the destruction.

Nursing dynamics (Paperback, 5th ed): M. Muller, P. Bester Nursing dynamics (Paperback, 5th ed)
M. Muller, P. Bester
R517 R439 Discovery Miles 4 390 Save R78 (15%) Shipped within 4 - 9 working days

Since its first publication in 1996, Marie Muller's Nursing Dynamics has become firmly established as an essential resource for nursing courses. This fifth edition addresses the latest challenges nursing professionals face and expands the focus to include all managers in healthcare service management. Nursing and midwifery educators who relied on earlier editions of this work will find that their discipline is still the core of this book, with the management aspects broadened to include general healthcare dynamics. Subjects range from professional regulation to governance, decision making, financial management, quality management and continuing professional development. New features include the introduction of digital elements including online student–lecturer support material and a digital portfolio of evidence to enrich the content. The practical application of principles has been formalised with the inclusion of case studies and assignments at the end of each chapter. These exercises follow a Head-Heart-Hands model, covering the knowledge behind the principle, the ethical and "duty of care" considerations, and the hands-on application.

The Obesity Code - Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss (Paperback): Jason Fung The Obesity Code - Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss (Paperback)
Jason Fung; Foreword by Timothy Noakes 4
R355 R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Save R82 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Fung zeroes in on why insulin resistance has become so prevalent and offers specific outside-the-box solutions that have emerged as the key to maximizing health." --Jimmy Moore, author, Keto Clarity and Cholesterol Clarity Everything you believe about how to lose weight is wrong. Weight gain and obesity are driven by hormones--in everyone--and only by understanding the effects of insulin and insulin resistance can we achieve lasting weight loss. In this highly readable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. In addition to his five basic steps, a set of lifelong habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels, Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight--for good.

Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing - Theory and Application (Paperback, Ninth, North American Edition):... Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing - Theory and Application (Paperback, Ninth, North American Edition)
Bessie L. Marquis, Carol J. Huston
R1,596 Discovery Miles 15 960 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Awarded second place in the 2017 AJN Book of the Year Awards in Nursing Management and Leadership. Help your students develop the skills they'll need on the job with today's #1 bestseller. Taking an active learning approach, this Ninth Edition emphasizes the symbiotic elements of leadership and management. All professional nurses today face limited resources and emerging technologies, and this book prepares students through up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of leadership and management concepts, ranging from managing conflict and working collaboratively to organizing patient care and staffing. Benefitting students who often have limited opportunities to observe high-performing middle- and top-level managers in practice, a variety of real-world scenarios are featured throughout and provide opportunities for hands-on learning. New to the Ninth Edition: More than 280 learning exercises (26 NEW to this edition) help students see how concepts can be applied in a wide range of practice situations and health-care settings. The variety of learning modes in the exercises gives students opportunities to apply theory, develop strong critical-thinking skills, and internalize learning. Updated Content Crosswalks -based on the latest AACN, AONE, QSEN, and, new to this edition, ANA standards and competencies-show how content in each chapter draws from or contributes to content identified as essential for baccalaureate and graduate education, for practice as a nurse administrator, and for safety and quality in clinical practice. Updated content on new trends/developments in health care includes the Affordable Care Act, meaningful EHR use, projected nursing shortages, and newer care delivery models focused on ambulatory care and outpatient settings. Expanded coverage of workplace topics includes whistleblowing, liability of supervision of unlicensed workers, bullying, incivility, mobbing, workplace violence, and the authority-power gap. Improved leveling in the test bank allows for better assessment of student progress.

Fundamentals of Nursing - Active Learning for Collaborative Practice (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Fundamentals of Nursing - Active Learning for Collaborative Practice (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
R2,367 R2,145 Discovery Miles 21 450 Save R222 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Yoost and Crawford's Fundamentals of Nursing is back for a second-edition encore! The text that made its name by focusing on simple language and active learning continues its focus on helping you truly understand, apply, and retain important nursing information and concepts. Using a warm and conversational style, this new second edition guides you towards a basic understanding of the nursing profession and then logically progresses through the nursing process and into the safe and systematic methods of applying care. Each chapter features realistic and complex case studies and critical thinking exercises woven throughout the content to help you continually apply what you've learned to actual patient care. A conceptual care mapping approach - created by Yoost and Crawford themselves - further your ability to make clinical judgments and synthesize knowledge as you develop plans of care after analysing and clustering related patient assessment data. All of this paired with a wealth of student-friendly learning features and clinically-focused content offers up a fundamentally different - and effective - way for you to easily master the fundamentals of nursing. UNIQUE! Warm, friendly writing style slows down the pace of information to give readers time to critically think and master all fundamental concepts and skills. UNIQUE! Building block approach groups topics and concepts together thematically, in the order needed for readers to build their knowledge. UNIQUE! Objective-driven approach presents clearly defined, numbered objectives that coordinate with all content and then wrap up with Objective Summaries. UNIQUE! Active learning activities are incorporated throughout every chapter to help readers learn to apply chapter content to broader nursing concepts and realistic patient scenarios. UNIQUE! Conceptual care mapping is taught and used throughout the text in conjunction with the Conceptual Care Map Creator. UNIQUE! Emphasis on QSEN reinforces the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses competencies, including: patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, safety, and informatics. Special feature boxes cover the areas of: diversity consideration, evidence-based practice, informatics, patient education, healthy literacy, health assessment questions, interprofessional collaboration and delegation, ethical and legal practice, home care considerations, safe practice alerts, QSEN, critical thinking exercises, and nursing care guidelines. NEW! Interprofessional collaboration and delegation content appears throughout the text along with new IPE activities that are integrated into the Evolve resources. NEW & UNIQUE! Review and exam questions tied to learning objectives use a building-block style approach that starts at lower Bloom's taxonomy levels in early chapters and builds to more complex levels as readers acquire more knowledge. NEW! Emphasis on assignment and delegation covers the differences between them and how and when they're appropriate for an RN. NEW! Content on complementary therapies has been integrated throughout the text to reflect the changes to the NCLEX exam. NEW! Additional information has been added in the areas of HCAHPS, Health Literacy, Patient Education, Drugs of Abuse, Zika, Ebola, and more.

Guide To Human Gene Therapy, A (Paperback): Roland W. Herzog, Sergei Zolotukhin Guide To Human Gene Therapy, A (Paperback)
Roland W. Herzog, Sergei Zolotukhin
R1,067 Discovery Miles 10 670 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Ever since the birth of molecular biology, the tantalizing possibility of treating disease at its genetic roots has become increasingly feasible. Gene therapy - though still in its infancy - remains one of the hottest areas of research in medicine. Its approach utilizes a gene transfer vehicle ('vector') to deliver therapeutic DNA or RNA to cells of the body in order to rectify the defect that is causing the disease. Successful therapies have been reported in humans in recent years such as cures in boys with severe immune deficiencies. Moreover, gene therapy strategies are being adapted in numerous biomedical laboratories to obtain novel treatments for a variety of diseases and to study basic biological aspects of disease. Correction of disease in animal studies, is steadily gaining ground, highlighting the immense potential of gene therapy in the medical profession.This book will cover topics that are at the forefront of biomedical research such as RNA interference, viral and non-viral gene transfer systems, treatment of hematological diseases and disorders of the central nervous system. Leading experts on the respective vector or disease will contribute the individual chapters and explain cutting-edge technologies. It also gives a broad overview of the most important gene transfer vectors and most extensively studied target diseases. This comprehensive guide is therefore a must-read for anyone in the biotechnology, biomedical or medical industries seeking to further their knowledge in the area of human gene therapy.

Shoulder Pain? the Solution & Prevention (Paperback, 4th ed.): M. D. John M. Kirsch, John M. Kirsch Shoulder Pain? the Solution & Prevention (Paperback, 4th ed.)
M. D. John M. Kirsch, John M. Kirsch
R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This is a self-help book written by John M. Kirsch, M.D., an Orthopedic Surgeon for the common man. It is the result of 25 years of research into a new and simple exercise to prevent rotator cuff tears and impingement syndrome in the shoulder, as well as treating these conditions and frozen shoulder. Testimonials and research CT scan images are included as well as images of the exercises performed by models and patients.

Manual of Nursing, Volume 1 - Basic Nursing (Paperback, 9th ed): M.E. Vlok Manual of Nursing, Volume 1 - Basic Nursing (Paperback, 9th ed)
M.E. Vlok
R683 R549 Discovery Miles 5 490 Save R134 (20%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

The two-volume "Manual of Nursing" is a comprehensive and up-to-date work on the nursing profession in South Africa. It covers the whole nursing curriculum and broadens the student's scope of knowledge by discussing subjects not included in midwifery, critical care nursing, community nursing and psychiatric nursing. Easy referencing ensures that the set (encapsulating the integrated nursing course) is of immediate and practical use. This work discusses medical and surgical conditions from a nursing perspective. Volume one introduces certain basics of nursing theory and practice and it includes a section dealing with nursing-related services.

How to be a Nurse or Midwife Leader (Paperback): Jamie Ripman, Philippa Williams, David Ashton How to be a Nurse or Midwife Leader (Paperback)
Jamie Ripman, Philippa Williams, David Ashton
R603 R479 Discovery Miles 4 790 Save R124 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

How to be a Nurse or Midwife Leader is an indispensable guide for all nurses and midwives who wish to develop and improve their practice as leaders. Written in collaboration with the NHS Leadership Academy, this practical book draws on the real experience of over 10,000 nurses and midwives to bring leadership dilemmas to life in specific situations. Key learning features include: * How to develop your self-awareness * How to develop your personal impact and presence * How to survive and thrive * How to get your message across * How to get the best out of others * How to work with and lead other professionals and patients * How to have courageous conversations * How to balance conflicting demands and needs Containing exercises and reflective questions to help apply theory to leadership practice, How to be a Nurse or Midwife Leader is an ideal companion for all nurses and midwives, whether you are newly qualified, or stepping into a team leader role.

Maternal-newborn Nursing DeMYSTiFieD - A Self-teaching Guide (Paperback): Joyce Y. Johnson Maternal-newborn Nursing DeMYSTiFieD - A Self-teaching Guide (Paperback)
Joyce Y. Johnson
R550 R433 Discovery Miles 4 330 Save R117 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

From pre- to post-birth, here's everything you need to know about the nursing care of mother, child, and family

"Maternity Nursing Demystified" delivers a detailed, easy-to-follow overview of the essential concepts involved in providing nursing care to the mother and child before, during, and after pregnancy. The book emphasizes the underlying factors involved in maintaining or restoring the health of mother and new born and discusses the various factors that may threaten their wellbeing. You'll also learn how to apply these concepts to real-life situations.

In order to make the learning process as fast and painless as possible, Maternity Nursing Demystified is filled with valuable learning aids such as illustrations, chapter objectives, key terms, topic overviews, diagrams and tables, summaries, NCLEX style questions, and even a comprehensive final exam.

"Maternity Nursing Demystified" will also help you excel on course exams and the NCLEX

Everything you need to understand:
Roles and relationships, Families and communities, Assessment concepts, Reproductive health issues, Conception through trimester, Physiologic changes of pregnancy, Fetal development, Childbirth preparation, Labor and delivery, Complications of Pregnancy, Post partum care, Newborn care

Nursing Diagnosis Handbook - An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care (Paperback, 12th Revised edition): Betty J. Ackley, Gail... Nursing Diagnosis Handbook - An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care (Paperback, 12th Revised edition)
Betty J. Ackley, Gail B Ladwig, Mary Beth Flynn Makic, Marina Martinez-Kratz, Melody Zanotti
R1,464 R1,206 Discovery Miles 12 060 Save R258 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Get nursing care plans right! Ackley's Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care, 12th Edition helps practicing nurses and nursing students select appropriate nursing diagnoses and write care plans with ease and confidence. This convenient handbook shows you how to correlate nursing diagnoses with known information about clients on the basis of assessment findings, established medical or psychiatric diagnoses, and the current treatment plan. Extensively revised and updated with the new 2018-2020 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses, it integrates the NIC and NOC taxonomies, evidence-based nursing interventions, and adult, pediatric, geriatric, multicultural, home care, safety, and client/family teaching and discharge planning considerations to guide your students in creating unique, individualized care plans. Step-by-step instructions shows you how to use the Guide to Nursing Diagnoses and Guide to Planning Care sections to create a unique, individualized plan of care. UNIQUE! Provides care plans for every NANDA-I approved nursing diagnosis Promotes evidence-based interventions and rationales by including recent or classic research that supports the use of each intervention. Presents examples of and suggested NIC interventions and NOC outcomes in each care plan. 150 NCLEX exam-style review questions are available on Evolve. Easy-to-follow sections I and II guide you through the nursing process and selection of appropriate nursing Appendixes provide you with valuable information in an easy-to-access location. Clear, concise interventions are usually only a sentence or two long and use no more than two references. Safety content emphasizes what must be considered to provide safe patient care. Classic evidence-based references promote evidence-based interventions and rationales. List of Nursing Diagnosis Index on inside front cover of book for quick reference. ?? Alphabetical thumb tabs allow quick access to specific symptoms and nursing diagnoses. NEW!?Includes comprehensive, up-to-date information on the new 2018-2020 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses, complete with 17 new diagnoses. NEW! and UPDATED! Provides the latest NIC/NO C, interventions, and rationales?for every care plan NEW! Section I: Gender identity discussion includes information about the caregiver's responsibility for adapting care accordingly. NEW! Interventions reorganized by priority helps you quickly identify the information you're searching for. NEW! Section II: Bullying, Gender Dysphoria, Medical marijuana, Military families/personnel, Opioid use/abuse, Service animals, Technology addiction, and Veterans. NEW! Additional clarification of use of QSEN throughout book in Section I NEW! Concept map creator added from Yoost textbook. NEW! Updated rationales include evidence-based references 5 years or less.

An Uncertain Inheritance - Writers on Caring for Family (Paperback): Nell Casey An Uncertain Inheritance - Writers on Caring for Family (Paperback)
Nell Casey
R287 R268 Discovery Miles 2 680 Save R19 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Thirty million people today care for ailing family members in their own homes--a number that will increase dramatically over the next decade as baby boomers enter old age, as soldiers return home from war mentally and physically wounded, as medical advances extend lives and health insurance fails to cover them.

Offering both companionship and guidance to the people who find themselves caring for their intimates, "An Uncertain Inheritance" is a collection of essays from some of the country's most accomplished writers. Poignant, honest, sometimes heartbreaking, often wry, and funny, here is a book that examines caregiving from every angle, revealing the pain, intimacy, and grace inherent in this meaningful relationship.

Critical Care Nursing Made Incredibly Easy! UK Edition (Paperback, First, UK ed): Lee Cutler, Judith Cutler Critical Care Nursing Made Incredibly Easy! UK Edition (Paperback, First, UK ed)
Lee Cutler, Judith Cutler
R717 Discovery Miles 7 170 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This handy reference is perfect for nurses entering or needing a refresher in critical care nursing. The book presents the latest information on more 100 critical care disorders in the award-winning Incredibly Easy! style, with light-hearted humour, memory joggers, recurring icons to emphasize key points, and numerous quick-scan tables, illustrations, and flow charts. The Review of Adult Critical Care Nursing concluded that every critically ill patient should have skilled critical care nursing available, either to care directly for them or to advise on the care required to meet their needs. As a result, pre-registration curricula have been revised to ensure all nurses are exposed to critical care environments, and are competent in critical care skills. The systems-based approach matches the UK nursing curriculum, and stresses the team-based approach to critical care. Features include: * Collaborative management opportunities are introduced, identifying appropriate involvement of other health care team members* Weighing the evidence - highlights research that guides practice* Take charge! - focuses of potentially lethal situations and what to do when they occur* Senior moments - identifies areas where older age could impact patient care* Advice from the experts - tips for nurses and key troubleshooting techniques* Memory joggers to aid learning* Numerous quick-scan tables, illustrations, and flow charts focus on key information* Quick quiz at the end of each chapter* The latest information on more than 100 critical care disorders

Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking (Hardcover, Twelfth, North American Edition): Lynn S. Bickley Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking (Hardcover, Twelfth, North American Edition)
Lynn S. Bickley
R2,403 Discovery Miles 24 030 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Perform an accurate, efficient, and effective physical examination with confidence. Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking provides authoritative, step-by-step guidance on performing the patient interview and physical examination, applying clinical reasoning, shared decision-making, and other core assessment skills-all based on a firm understanding of clinical evidence. 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 featuring examination techniques on the left and abnormalities (clearly indicated in red) with differential diagnoses on the right. Bates' also includes a unit on special populations, covering special stages in the life cycle-infancy through adolescence, pregnancy, and aging. Clinical pearls , printed in blue, highlight key points throughout the text. Text boxes help readers quickly find important summaries of clinical conditions and tips for challenging examination techniques. Many new and updated photographs and illustrations support the text, and figures are now numbered for easy identification and reference. Rewritten chapter on evaluating clinical evidence clarifies key concepts to ensure student understanding. Revised and expanded chapter on the skin, hair, and nails includes new dermatology photographs and provides the framework for assessing common lesions and abnormalities. Updated behavior and mental status chapter now references DSM-5 . Significantly revised information on obesity and nutrition counseling; cardiovascular risk factor screening and new clinical guidelines; new screening guidelines for breast cancer, colon cancer, Papanicolau smears, and stroke risk factors; updated information on STIs; new geriatric assessment tools; and much more. New life cycle content , including an increased emphasis on cardiovascular health promotion and child development; updated pregnancy topics such as weight gain, substance abuse, and intimate partner violence; and new information on the older adult, including frailty, immunizations, cancer screening, cognitive decline and dementia screening, and a new algorithm for falls prevention. Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking is the #1 choice for complete, authoritative guidance on mastering every aspect of the all-important physical examination. Don't Miss These Additional Resources also Available for Purchase: Bates' Pocket Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, Eighth Edition The Pocket Guide is an abbreviated version of the Bates' twelfth edition textbook, designed for portability and convenience at the bedside. Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination (www.batesvisualguide.com) Recently refilmed, these 18 volumes of examination videos (as well as 10 additional OSCEs) depict experienced clinicians conducting each of the regional examinations. The videos demonstrate visually the varying techniques of inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation in the regional examinations and special populations.

The Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations (Hardcover, 8th Edition): Peter M. Ginter, W.Jack Duncan, Linda E. Swayne The Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations (Hardcover, 8th Edition)
Peter M. Ginter, W.Jack Duncan, Linda E. Swayne 1
R1,572 R1,125 Discovery Miles 11 250 Save R447 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

A comprehensive guide to effective strategic management of health care organizations. Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations provides essential guidance for leading health care organizations through strategic management. This structured approach to strategic management examines the processes of strategic thinking, consensus building and documentation of that thinking into a strategic plan, and creating and maintaining strategic momentum - all essential for coping with the rapidly evolving health care industry. Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations fully explains how strategic managers must become strategic thinkers with the ability to evaluate a changing industry, analyze data, question assumptions, and develop new ideas. The book guides readers through the strategic planning process demonstrating how to incorporate strategic thinking and create and document a clear and coherent plan of action. In addition, the all-important processes of creating and maintaining the strategic momentum of the organization are fully described. Finally, the text demonstrates how strategic managers in carrying out the strategic plan, must evaluate its success, learn more about what works, and incorporate new strategic thinking into operations and subsequent planning. This strategic management approach has become the de facto standard for health care management as leadership and strategic management are more critical than ever in coping with an industry in flux. This book provides heath care management students as well as health care administrators with foundational guidance on strategic management concepts and practices, tailored to the unique needs of the health care industry. Included are a clear discussion of health services external analysis, organizational internal analysis, the development of directional strategies, strategy alternative identification and evaluation, and the development and management of implementation strategies providing an informative and insightful resource for anyone in the field. This new eighth edition has been fully updated to reflect new insights into strategic thinking, new methods to conceptualize and document critical environmental issues, practical steps for carrying out each of the strategic management processes, industry and management essentials for strategic thinkers , and new case studies for applying the strategic management processes. More specifically, readers of this edition will be able to: Create a process for developing a strategic plan for a health care organization. Map and analyze external issues, trends, and events in the general environment, the health care system, and the service area. Conduct a comprehensive service area competitor analysis. Perform an internal analysis and determine the competitive advantages and competitive disadvantages. Develop directional strategies. Identify strategic alternatives and make rational strategic decisions for a health care organization. Develop a comprehensive strategy for a health care organization. Create effective value-adding service delivery and support strategies. Translate service delivery and support plans into specific action plans. The health care industry's revolutionary change remains ongoing and organizational success depends on leadership. Strategic management has become the single clearest manifestation of effective leadership of health care organizations and the strategic management framework's strengths are needed now more than ever. The Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations provides comprehensive guidance and up-to-date practices to help leaders keep their organizations on track.

Stroke Nursing (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Jane Williams, Lin Perry, Caroline Watkins Stroke Nursing (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Jane Williams, Lin Perry, Caroline Watkins
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Nurses are in contact with people at risk of, and following stroke, at every stage of their journey and in all settings. The market-leading guide for stroke nursing has been fully updated to reflect advances in clinical management of stroke, and provides a practical, evidenced-based, text to facilitate the provision of optimal stroke care during the primary prevention and acute phases. It also includes consideration of rehabilitation, recovery and discharge planning, which are integral to acute stroke management and the impact on the experience of life after stroke of individuals and their families. This essential text provides a greater focus on clinical application in practice, as well as an additional new chapter focused on the knowledge and skills required by nurses. - Explores UK and international perspectives on stroke management, and how it underpins management recommendations. - Structured to follow the acute stroke pathway experienced by patients. - Additional case studies and practice examples. - Explicitly links knowledge and skills to clinical practice required by clinicians in the provision of contemporary stroke care. - Authored by experienced and expert clinicians and leaders in the field of nursing practice, research and education.

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Critical testing information and key clinical protocols in the palm of your hand . .

"McGraw-Hill's Manual of Laboratory And Diagnostic Tests" focuses specifically on what you need to know to understand the test, educate the patient, and provide safe, effective care before, during, and after the test. In addition, this easy-to-use clinical companion is the only text to actively incorporate evidence-based practice features throughout, both in test monographs and appendices-a major advantage that enhances your ability to apply the book's content to your daily practice. . . .

Features: . . A cohesive 5-part organization covering the full range of laboratory tests, diagnostic tests, laboratory/diagnostic assessments of body function, education, and screening . . Time-saving alphabetical organization of tests with handy thumb tabs. Full-color icons that highlight the organization of each test, and clearly identify important features throughout . Skill-sharpening references to national guidelines, including JCAHO . Full coverage of clinical interventions/implications. Essential insights into the possible meanings of abnormal values and contraindications. Key references that pertain to evidence-based practice. Timely appendix on the increasing use of evidence-based practice . Critical patient teaching information.

Biomechanics and Biomaterials in Orthopedics (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2016): Dominique G. Poitout Biomechanics and Biomaterials in Orthopedics (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2016)
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With the constant evolution of implant technology, and improvement in the production of allograft and bone substitutes, the armamentarium of the orthopaedic surgeon has significantly expanded. In particular, the recent involvement of nanotechnologies opens up the possibilities of new approaches in the interactive interfaces of implants. With many important developments occurring since the first edition of this well-received book, this updated resource informs orthopaedic practitioners on a wide range of biomechanical advances in one complete reference guide. Biomechanics and Biomaterials in Orthopedics, 2nd edition compiles the most prominent work in the discipline to offer newly-qualified orthopedic surgeons a summary of the fundamental skills that they will need to apply in their day-to-day work, while also updating the knowledge of experienced surgeons. This book covers both basic concepts concerning biomaterials and biomechanics as well as their clinical application and the experience from everyday practical use. This book will be of great value to specialists in orthopedics and traumatology, while also providing an important basis for graduate and postgraduate learning.

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