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Across the broad spectrum that is the district health system in South Africa today, a wide range of knowledge and expertise is required to perform effectively and professionally. South African family practice manual focuses on practical skills that family physicians should obtain during their training which are required in primary care and general practice as well as at district or rural hospitals. South African family practice manual is a collaborative enterprise involving family physicians and educators. It draws on their wealth of practical experience to cover the full spectrum of family practice from the newborn to the elderly, including skills in both routine and emergency care. It deals extensively with aspects of clinical examination and common procedures, as well as key skills in the areas of communication, clinical training and teaching, management, research and community-oriented primary care. In this third edition, an entirely new section on anaesthetic skills for the district hospital has been added and there are new chapters on phototherapy, assessment of a drunk driver and facilitating meetings to review morbidity and mortality. South African family practice manual is aimed at medical officers, general practitioners, interns, medical students and associate clinicians. It is also an essential resource for all registrars in family medicine training programmes and will be particularly useful for those preparing for the national Fellowship examination.
Sociology will always remain a dynamic and living science due to its roots in the study of human action and interaction. Sociology within the nursing practice therefore aims to understanding society and its impact on individuals in order to give total patient care. In this, the 5th edition of Nursing sociology, substantial attention has been given to aspects of socialisation, social interaction, structure and relationships, social stratification, group dynamics, institutions, organisations and social problems encountered within the nursing practice. Pertinent examples of the manifestation of sociology in the nursing profession as currently experienced in South Africa are also included. Written from a multicultural perspective, it reflects on South Africa's diversity where complex sociological ideas are explained in such a way that is easy to follow.
A practical guide on fundamental statistics including a selection of techniques commonly described in nursing literature. This guide has been designed to provide the average nurse with a foundation or background to enable them to effectively follow statistical textbooks and to apply basic descriptive and inferential statistical techniques to problems in their field. Learning objectives are included in each chapter, new terms and symbols are highlighted, and techniques are presented on a conceptual basis and illustrated by a presentation of computational methods with examples relevant to nursing. Learning activities provide an opportunity to apply concepts discussed; answers to these exercises are included. The guide contains supplementary reading material. Contents include the following: A review of fundamentals of arithmetic and algebra; introductory concepts; grouping of data; visual presentation of data; measures of central tendencies; measures of variation or dispersion; the normal distribution curve and standard scores; correlation; elementary probability; sampling and estimations; hypothesis testing; reliability and validity; Uses and misuses of statistics.
UPDATED AND EXPANDED FOR 2019. A clinical pocket reference provides key information that a nurse will require on placement and in practice, selected by experienced teachers/practitioners, clearly written and presented, drawn from a wide range of different sources, packaged in an easily accessible portable format suitable for pocket or mobile devices. This will be invaluable for all those involved in the first five years of nursing, from the clinical skills lab to preceptorship. Nursing students, mentors, practice educators and preceptees will find that this resource enables the move into real life practice, supporting safe, confident patient centred nursing. The new, fourth edition has been updated throughout and now includes the latest assessment of risk tools: A to E, NEWS, SBAR; plus Glasgow Coma Scale, respiratory tables, shock and sepsis, mental health nursing, wound healing and other topics. Incorporates latest RC (UK) Resuscitation Guidelines October 2015. This edition also supports the new pre-registration nursing education standards released by the NMC (Nursing & Midwifery Council) in early 2019, allowing it to support all within the nursing practice. The authors, all experienced teacher/practitioners have looked at latest teaching trends and national drivers, including the new NMC standards to provide coverage of the widening range of competencies a nurse needs to display in today's healthcare environment. This resource provides rapid access to key information that a nurse will need to provide effective holistic care of the adult patient. For the student on clinical placement it provides a valuable aide memoire for recently learnt key information. For the newly qualified nurse it assists review, reflection and revalidation.
According to the Alzheimer's Association, one in ten persons over sixty-five and nearly half of those over eighty-five have Alzheimer's disease. Today, 4 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease. In a national survey, 19 million Americans said they have a family member with the ailment, and 37 million said they knew someone who had it. But when Rosette Teitel found herself in the role of caregiver to her ailing husband, she could find no books that answered her practical needs: How do you give a 170-pound man a shower? How do you pick him up when he falls? What should you anticipate as the disease progresses? What support networks are available? When is it time to consider a nursing home and how do you find one?
While many Alzheimer's disease books focus on the disease and the patient, Teitel draws on her own experience -- as well as that of a clinical psychologist, a coordinator of an Alzheimer's program at a community center, members of the Alzheimer's Foundation, a research psychologist, an elder-law attorney, and a neurologist -- to tackle subjects rarely dealt with in other self-help books. Teitel covers topics such as managing the expenses of long-term care through Medicaid, estate planning, and preparing for the patient's death and the loss of someone whose daily survival has been at the center of one's existence. The chapters deal with background information on diagnosis, treatment, and the progression of the disease; the physical and emotional changes and resources involved with the day-to-day caregiving; support networks; nursing homes; finances; death of the patient; grief, mourning, and life after the patient's death; and interviews with children caring for parents withAlzheimer's disease. In addition, Teitel provides a helpful list of frequently asked questions, scheduling and memory aids, and websites where readers can find resources.
Primary health care in South Africa is mainly delivered by clinical nurse practitioners with the support of family physicians. South African clinical nurse practitioner's manual, an adaptation of South African family practice manual, focuses on practical skills that clinical nurse practitioners should obtain during their training and will use in their professional practice. South African clinical nurse practitioner's manual deals with aspects of clinical examination and common procedures, as well as key proficiencies in areas of communication, occupational health, research, teaching and health care administration. It provides the theory and the practical steps of routine skills as well as emergency care over a full spectrum of primary care - from the newborn to the elderly. It also looks at topical issues in the South African context, including community-orientated primary care. Contents include the following: General assessment and physical examination; consultation and communication; interpretation of laboratory results; algorithms for emergencies; community-based interventions; developing clinical guidelines; writing articles for publication. Owing to the fact that clinical nurse practitioner training is becoming more formalised in all provinces, this manual forms an integral part of these training programmes, and should prove invaluable to this field of nursing.
Infection control is a major issue in clinical practice. The revised third edition of this highly successful book provides a comprehensive guide to the principles and practice of infection control and prevention, and the basic elements of microbiology and epidemiology that underpin them. The contents are firmly based in clinical practice and are relevant to both hospital and community settings. The information is research-based and extensively referenced and therefore provides an invaluable resource for evidence-based practice. Presentation is clear, concise and accessible to a wide audience including diploma and degree course students, nurses and allied health professionals working in clinical settings, and infection control specialists. This revised third edition includes completely updated source material and references, along with extensive revision of chapters on prevention of surgical site infection, IV device and urine catheter associated infections to incorporate the most recent evidence. There are updates to many other sections including new microbiological methods, application of protective isolation, Clostridium difficile, gram negative pathogens, VHF and blood-borne viruses, the management of sharps injuries and management of waste, as well as entirely new sections on: . Implementation of infection prevention and control policies . Infection risks of water systems . Protective clothing - use of gloves and masks . Hand hygiene compliance . Prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia . Management of norovirus outbreaks . Decontamination of isolation rooms . Emerging pathogens including MERS-CoV and Zika . Antimicrobial stewardship
Specifically designed for future health care providers who will diagnose, manage, and prescribe.This advanced physiology and pathophysiology text is designed to address the specific learning needs of future nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other advanced health care providers caring for patients across the lifespan. Focusing on practical applications of physiology, it facilitates in-depth understanding of important pathophysiological concepts as they relate to major disorders commonly seen in clinical practice and includes comprehensive pediatric and geriatric considerations. This knowledge is crucial to providing the foundation required to be an informed and confident clinical decision maker. The author team includes experienced clinicians and educators: nurses and nurse practitioners, physician assistants, doctors of pharmacy, physicians, and basic scientists. This collaboration has produced a text that carefully details and richly illustrates the cellular structure and function of each organ system and mechanisms of associated major clinical disorders. Uniquely interweaving aspects of organ function during healthy states with disease-associated changes, the text emphasizes and extends the basic science foundation to practical clinical applications. The text promotes a deep understanding of cellular function in health and disease that provides the bedrock knowledge required to master pharmacology for prescriptive practice. Equally important, the solid foundation of applied pathophysiological mechanisms offered in this text prepares the student clinician to care for patients with a broad variety of disorders. This resource not only provides a deep dive into pathophysiology, but it also examines WHY patients often present with particular symptoms, the rationale for ordering specific diagnostic tests and interpretation of results, and common management strategies that proceed from the underlying pathophysiology. Key Features: Designed explicitly to build a foundation for pharmacology and clinical courses that lead to successful clinical practice and prescribing Includes comprehensive lifespan considerations with key insights from specialists in pediatric and geriatric pathophysiology Provides a complete chapter on the basic principles of genetics and genomics with coverage of genetic variations, assessment, and genomics woven throughout the book Integrates thought questions and case studies to promote discussion and synthesis of information Offers a unique Bridge to Clinical Practice in each chapter to translate science to patient care Includes more than 500 images to illustrate complex scientific concepts Provides access to the fully searchable ebook, including student ancillaries on Springer Publishing Connect Offers robust instructor resources, including instructor manual, test bank, PowerPoint lectures for each chapter, image bank, and more!
Ensure the most effective wellness-oriented nursing care for older adults - in any healthcare setting. Confidently deliver wellness-oriented care for older adults across a changing healthcare environment with the latest evidence-based coverage of gerontological nursing. Comprehensively revised and updated, Nursing for Wellness in Older Adults, Eighth Edition fosters your understanding of both the physiologic and psychosocial aspects of aging, as well as broader issues of cultural competence, legal matters, and ethical concerns. Organized around the author's proven Functional Consequences Theory for Promoting Wellness in Older Adults, this trusted text focuses on equipping you to work proactively with older adults to promote high levels of functioning and quality of life, despite the limitations associated with aging, disease, and related conditions. NEW! Technology to Promote Wellness in Older Adults boxes familiarize you with technology-based interventions for promoting wellness in older adults. NEW! Interprofessional Collaboration (IPC) coverage emphasizes strategies for working with other healthcare professionals in managing care of older patients. NEW! Global Perspective boxes illustrate proven international approaches to quality gerontological nursing. NEW! Unfolding Patient Stories authored by the National League for Nursing challenge you to apply your understanding to realistic patient scenarios. NEW! A Transitional Care Unfolding Case Study helps you manage a patient requiring care across a variety of healthcare settings. Case Studies (both multipart and standalone) encourage you to apply nursing theory to real-life situations. Quality and Safety Education in Nursing (QSEN) examples help you apply knowledge and skills to care plans for unfolding cases. Assessment, Intervention, Evidence-Based Practice, Cultural Considerations, Diversity Note, and Caregiver Wellness boxes detail helpful approaches and tools for effective wellness-oriented nursing practice. Online Learning Activities point readers to the book's companion web page to access related resources, articles, and evidence-based guidelines. American Journal of Nursing Gerontologic Nursing Book of the Year 2015 This leading content is also incorporated into Lippincott CoursePoint+, a dynamic learning solution that integrates this book's curriculum, adaptive learning tools, virtual simulations, real-time data reporting, and the latest evidence-based practice content together into one powerful student learning solution. Lippincott CoursePoint+ improves the nursing students' critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills to prepare them for practice.
The Foundations of Modern Nursing in America reprints a distinguished selection of important texts published in this field over the last century, authored by some of the most eminent names in nursing including Lavinia Dock (Secretary for the Council of Nurses for over 20 years), Adelaide Nutting (the first ever professor of nursing), Clara Weeks-Shaw, Darlene Clark Hine, and Susan Reverby. The collection deals with issues such as the education and training of nurses, hospital management, the history of anesthesia, and issues of race and ethics in the nursing profession.
COLOURING - A FUN WAY TO LEARN AND REVISE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY! Are you overwhelmed by how much you have to learn? Do you want a fun and easy way to study A&P, and remember it? The perfect antidote to hours of dense reading, colouring is fun, creative and a proven learning technique. Put pencil to paper and help your brain to make deep learning connections, improving your ability to retain knowledge and recall it in class, exams or practise. You'll learn without even realising it! Features include: Short and simple introductions to each subject An innovative two step approach, asking you to identify the anatomy and complete the label and add colour as you work through each illustration.
Combining a theoretical approach with practical activities, this book is invaluable for nursing and midwifery students and will help them to master the basics of writing at university. It equips students with the skills needed to examine cognitive processes such as reflection and critical thinking and includes essential information on referencing correctly and avoiding plagiarism. Going beyond the traditional essay, it provides support and guidance on producing care critiques, action plans, portfolios and journal article reviews alongside complex argumentative writing and undergraduate dissertation proposals. Written in an engaging and accessible style, this is a comprehensive writing toolkit for students of nursing, midwifery, health and social care. Suitable for students of all levels, it is ideal for use in class or for independent study.
Are you a nurse dealing with drug administration? Do you prescribe drugs? Whether you are a newly qualified nurse or a student on placement, this book makes understanding drugs simple. Reduced to the essentials, clearly arranged with tables and schematics, each page concisely provides the required knowledge. Key Features: Pocket sized and portable - perfect for taking with you on placements, on to the ward, or in your bag for a quick refresher whilst at work Spiral bound for ease of use and clearly laid out tables Indications, contra-indications and side effects of the frequently used drugs within the UK Organised by body system, and then by symptom for easy navigation Pocket sized and portable - perfect for taking with you on placements, on to the ward, or in your bag for a quick refresher whilst at work Spiral bound for ease of use and clearly laid out tables Indications, contra-indications and side effects of the frequently used drugs within the UK Organised by body system, and then by symptom for easy navigation
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