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Pft Notes (Paperback, New): Pft Notes (Paperback, New)
R720 R679 Discovery Miles 6 790 Save R41 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A Daviss Notes book. PTF Notes is intended to provide a quick reference for all aspects of pulmonary function testing including tests/studies, indications for the test/studies, techniques, American Thoracic Society recommendations and standards, normal values, and quality assurance. Currently chronic obstructive disease (COPD) afflicts approximately 30 million people in the US, and is the fourth leading cause of death in this county. Pulmonary function testing is the primary means of identifying these patients, and PFT labs are becoming more common in physicians offices and are already well established in hospitals and out-patient clinics. Pulmonary function testing is performed by respiratory care practitioners, nurses and medical assistants. The primary market for this title is Respiratory Therapy students and practitioners, and the secondary market might include some RNs, Pas, exercise physiologists, and possibly MAs.

Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Chronic Illness (Paperback): Fay Valentine, Lesley Lowes Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Chronic Illness (Paperback)
Fay Valentine, Lesley Lowes
R1,396 R1,311 Discovery Miles 13 110 Save R85 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Children and young people suffering from long-term conditions require continuing support and nursing care throughout their lives. "Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Chronic Illness" explores chronic disease management in the context of recent developments, including the National Service Framework for Children. It addresses the aetiology of chronic illness and the impact on the child's family. It also explores holistic approaches to caring for their social, physical and psychological needs, and highlights the importance of the nurse's role in promoting children and their parents as 'expert patients'.

"Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Chronic Illness" is a comprehensive, up-to-date resource for nursing students and practitioners on the context, theory and practice of assessing health needs, and the delivery of holistic care and services within a variety of care settings, to enable them to meet the changing needs of children and young people with chronic illnesses and diseases, and their families.
The first nursing-specific text related to the care of children & young people with chronic illness
Incorporates case studies & scenarios throughout to enable readers to gain an understanding of the application of concepts & theories in practice
Covers care aspects of the child and young person in different settings including tertiary, secondary, primary health care and the home
Written in the context of the NSF for Children

ABG - Arterial Blood Gas Analysis Made Easy (DVD Audio): A.B Anup ABG - Arterial Blood Gas Analysis Made Easy (DVD Audio)
A.B Anup
R932 R739 Discovery Miles 7 390 Save R193 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

2 DVDs. DVD 1 -- Essentials of ABG: Understand in simple language various parameters of the blood gas report including the SaO2, PaO2, PB, PiO2, FiO2, PaCO2, A-a DO2, pH and much more. Understand how and why normal and abnormal values are achieved and what their clinical significance is. This DVD is at least equivalent to 10 hours of reading. DVD 2 -- Details of ABG: Explains step-by-step as to how to interpret the blood gas report without using a paper, pen or calculator. Discusses simple and then mixed acid base disorders. Common conditions like metabolic acidosis, metabolic alkalosis, Respiratory Acidosis are explained in more details. This DVD is equivalent to at least 20 hours of reading and trains the reader for a life time in less than an hour. Approximate running time: 110 minutes.

Study Guide for Understanding Nursing Research - Building an Evidence-Based Practice (Paperback, 6th Revised edition): Susan K.... Study Guide for Understanding Nursing Research - Building an Evidence-Based Practice (Paperback, 6th Revised edition)
Susan K. Grove, Jennifer R. Gray, Nancy Burns
R1,018 Discovery Miles 10 180 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Review nursing research concepts and learn to apply them for evidence-based practice! With learning activities in each chapter, this study guide reinforces the content covered in Understanding Nursing Research, 5th Edition by Nancy Burns and Susan K. Grove. This edition includes an expanded focus on evidence-based practice and new case studies to help you understand the research process and apply your findings to the clinical setting. Three published research studies provide an opportunity to practice with the appraisal and application of nursing research. Hands-on practice with three published studies includes three full-text published studies that are referenced throughout the Study Guide. Time-tested and innovative exercises include brief Introductions, Key Terms exercises, Key Ideas exercises, Making Connections exercises, Exercises in Critical Appraisal, and Going Beyond exercises to promote in-depth learning for a variety of learning styles. Learning activities for each textbook chapter reinforce key concepts and guide you in application to evidence-based clinical practice. Answer key allows you to check your understanding and learn from mistakes (formative assessment). NEW! Increased emphasis on evidence-based practice corresponding to the EBP emphasis in the text to help students who are new to nursing research understand the research process and apply it to evidence-based nursing practice. NEW! Increased high-value learning activities have been incorporated throughout the study guide. NEW! Web-Based Activities are now included in each chapter to reinforce using the Internet appropriately for scholarly research and evidence-based practice. NEW! Updated full-text articles ensure that the examples provided reflect the most current, high-quality studies that are meaningful today. NEW! Quick-reference printed tabs have been added to differentiate the answer key and each of the book's three published studies appendices (four tabs total) for improved navigation and usability.

The Textbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Tina Moules, Joan Ramsay The Textbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Tina Moules, Joan Ramsay
R1,298 R1,230 Discovery Miles 12 300 Save R68 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Children's and young people's nursing has changed and developed in recent years in response to a number of government reports .e.g. Children's National Service Framework, the Kennedy report, Every Child matters: Change for children, The Children Act 2004. The second edition of this successful textbook embraces these changes and combines experience, clinical practice, education and research to provide an invaluable, innovative and authoritative guide for all child nursing students and newly qualified children's nurses.


Covering all ages and range of specialities, this evidence-based and accessible text fully explores all aspects of nursing care. Divided into 3 parts, "The Textbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing, 2nd edition" covers:


Health in Childhood- looking at the dynamics of the family, development in children and the promotion of child health
Health and Deviations in Childhood -focusing on the care of sick children and its implications on the family. Includes new chapters on children's voices and children and adolescents with problems related to sexuality
Professional Issues in Child Care - exploring the scope of children's nursing, legal and ethical issues, management issues for professional practice as well as considering the future of children's nursing.


Study activities, key points and summary boxes are featured throughout to ensure that the reader learns about and critically reflects on all aspects of children's nursing in wide variety of settings.

Study Guide for Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing (Paperback, 7th Revised edition): Gloria Leifer Study Guide for Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing (Paperback, 7th Revised edition)
Gloria Leifer
R1,214 Discovery Miles 12 140 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Master key concepts and apply them to your nursing practice! Corresponding to the chapters in Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing, 6th Edition, by Gloria Leifer, RN, MA, CNE, this study guide reinforces your understanding of essential concepts and skills. It offers the preparation you need to pass the NCLEX Examination and succeed in your nursing career. NCLEX exam-style multiple-choice review questions at the end of each chapter test basic chapter knowledge as well as ask for appropriate nursing actions, what the nurse should expect in terms of medical care of the patient, and what complications the patient is at risk of developing. Case Studies and Applying Knowledge activities provide additional opportunities to apply learned information to clinical care. Thinking Critically activities require you to apply what you've learned in the textbook to new situations and draw conclusions based on that knowledge. Learning activities include matching, labeling, and completion exercises to help you learn basic concepts of maternity and pediatric nursing. Crossword puzzles in selected chapters are a nice way to change up the format when testing comprehension of terms and concepts. Answer key is located on the student's Evolve website. Several Thinking Critically sections and case studies with critical thinking questions have been added. Alternate-item format questions are included in the review questions for the NCLEX Examination.

Study Guide for Foundations and Adult Health Nursing (Paperback, 7 Revised Edition): Kelly Gosnell, Kim Cooper Study Guide for Foundations and Adult Health Nursing (Paperback, 7 Revised Edition)
Kelly Gosnell, Kim Cooper
R1,522 Discovery Miles 15 220 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Together with the textbook, the Study Guide for Foundations and Adult Health Nursing, 6th Edition will help you gain a solid understanding of the key principles, concepts, and skills you need to succeed in your nursing education and career. New NCLEXO examination-style alternate-item format questions and critical thinking activities join labeling, completion, and short-answer activities all with textbook page references. Learning activities help you meet content objectives, and include crossword puzzles, labeling, matching, completion, identification, NCLEX (R) exam-style multiple-choice review questions, and critical thinking questions. Page references are included for all activities except for the critical thinking questions, to facilitate your review. A complete answer key for the study guide is provided in the student resources on Evolve. NEW! An increased emphasis on NCLEX (R) review prepares you more effectively for the NCLEX-PN (R) examination, with more NCLEX-style alternate-format type questions and more critical thinking activities.

Nutritional Foundations and Clinical Applications - A Nursing Approach (Paperback, 7th Revised edition): Michele Grodner,... Nutritional Foundations and Clinical Applications - A Nursing Approach (Paperback, 7th Revised edition)
Michele Grodner, Sylvia Escott-Stump, Suzanne Dorner
R1,981 R1,819 Discovery Miles 18 190 Save R162 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Focusing on nutrition and nutritional therapy from the nurses' perspective, Nutritional Foundations and Clinical Applications: A Nursing Approach, 7th Edition takes a wellness approach based on health promotion and primary prevention It offers guidelines with a human, personal touch, using first-hand accounts to show how nutrition principles apply to patients in real-world practice. This new edition incorporates the most current guidelines and information on key nutrition topics throughout as well as expanded coverage on the role of inflammation in common disease. A favorite of nursing students and instructors, this leading nutrition text promotes healthy diets and shows how nutrition may be used in treating and controlling diseases and disorders. Personal Perspective boxes offer first-hand accounts of interactions with patients and their families, demonstrating the personal touch for which this book is known. Applying Content Knowledge and Critical Thinking/Clinical Applications case studies help you learn to apply nutrition principles to real-world practice situations. Social Issue?boxes?emphasize ethical, social, and community concerns on local, national international levels to reveal the various influences on health and wellness. Teaching Tool boxes include strategies for providing nutrition counseling to patients. Health Debate?boxes prepare you for encountering differing opinions or controversies about food, nutrition, and health concerns. Key terms and a glossary make it easy to learn key vocabulary and concepts. NEW! Completely updated content throughout incorporates the latest dietary guidelines and most current information on topics such as good vs. bad fats, nutrition during pregnancy, microbiota/probiotics/prebiotics, and more. NEW! Cultural Diversity and Nutrition sections in each chapter highlight health issues and eating patterns related to specific ethnic groups to help you approach, interview, and assess patients from diverse populations. NEW! Enhanced coverage of health literacy equips you with strategies for enhancing patient education for those with low literacy skills. NEW! Additional Nursing Approach?boxes?analyze realistic nutrition case studies from the perspective of the nursing process. NEW! Expanded coverage of inflammation highlights its pivotal role in conditions such as obesity, cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.

Study Guide for Foundations of Nursing (Paperback, 7th Revised edition): Kim Cooper, Kelly Gosnell Study Guide for Foundations of Nursing (Paperback, 7th Revised edition)
Kim Cooper, Kelly Gosnell
R976 Discovery Miles 9 760 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This must-have Study Guide will help you understand and apply material from every chapter of Foundations of Nursing, 6th Edition! Use this study guide together with the textbook to gain a solid understanding of the key principles, concepts, and skills you need to succeed in your nursing education and career while also preparing for the NCLEX-PN exam. "Useful for student nurses or return to practice nurses wanting to improve their knowledge." Reviewed by: Helen Reeves, St Giles Walsall Hospice on behalf of Nursing Times, November 2015 Learning activities help you meet content objectives, and include crossword puzzles, labeling, matching, completion, identification, NCLEX exam-style multiple-choice review questions, and critical thinking questions. Page references are included for all activities except for the critical thinking questions, to facilitate your review. NEW! An increased emphasis on NCLEX review prepares you more effectively for the NCLEX-PN examination, with more NCLEX-style alternate-format type questions and more critical thinking activities.

Brunner & Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing (Hardcover, Fourteenth, International Edition, 1-Volume): Janice... Brunner & Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing (Hardcover, Fourteenth, International Edition, 1-Volume)
Janice L. Hinkle, Kerry H. Cheever
R2,148 R1,738 Discovery Miles 17 380 Save R410 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Prepare for medical-surgical nursing practice and success on the NCLEX with Brunner & Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, 14th Edition . A favorite resource for students and practicing nurses for over a half-century, this book provides comprehensive yet accessible coverage of a broad range of medical conditions while focusing on the nursing process and the nurse's role in caring for and educating patients and families within today's complex health care delivery system. Up-to-date coverage of the health care needs of people with disabilities, nursing research findings, ethical considerations, and evidence-based practice gives you opportunities to refine your clinical decision-making skills. Fully updated and enhanced, this new edition provides a fully integrated solution that promotes clinical judgment, performance, and success on the NCLEX examination and in nursing practice. Key Features in the 14th Edition: NEW! New chapter on assessment and management of patients with obesity including expanded content on gastric and duodenal disorders. NEW! Interdisciplinary feature in every chapter. Nursing students should be educated in an environment that provides such interdisciplinary educational experiences based on mutual understanding and respect and designed to enhance the practice of each discipline. EXPANDED! Immunodeficiency chapter includes updated HIV infection and AIDS content. UPDATED! The following units have been revised Immunologic Function, Digestive and Gastrointestinal Function, and Metabolic and Endocrine Function. Concept Mastery Alerts clarify difficult concepts, informed by data from Misconception Alert questions in PrepU for Brunner & Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing , 12e. Quality and Safety Nursing Alerts build upon previous edition's Nursing Alerts to highlight issues related to quality and safety nursing care. UPDATED! The unit openers include new Case Studies with QSEN Competency Focus to highlight a competency and related knowledge, skills, and attitudes. Additional information for these case studies related to NANDA-I, NIC, NOC and the nursing process is available online. Prioritization Questions have been added to the Critical Thinking Exercises . Genetics Charts and Ethical Dilemma Charts have been revised to reflect the latest advances in the field. Critical care information has been updated to further the authors' goal to have the most up-to-date and clinically relevant content on critical care throughout the book. The Table of Contents has been reorganized for a more logical sequence and flow. Nursing Process sections, Plans of Nursing Care , and Critical Care sections More than 2,900 NCLEX-style review questions Assessment Charts, Risk Factor Charts, Guidelines Charts , Genetics in Nursing Practice Charts, Patient Education Charts, Health Promotion Charts , Ethics and Related Issues Charts , and Pharmacology Charts and tables. Gerontologic Considerations sections, Physiology/Pathophysiology figures, and updated Home Care Checklists Nursing Research Profiles and EBP questions help students learn the importance of evidence-based practice. Concepts in Action Animations bring anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology concepts to life.

Understanding Tourette Syndrome - A guide to symptoms, management and treatment (Paperback): Carlotta Zanaboni Dina, Mauro Porta Understanding Tourette Syndrome - A guide to symptoms, management and treatment (Paperback)
Carlotta Zanaboni Dina, Mauro Porta
R711 Discovery Miles 7 110 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Understanding Tourette Syndrome provides accessible, concise, evidence-based guidelines on this neurodevelopmental disorder, offering parents and professionals a deeper scientific understanding of the condition and its consequences. Zanaboni Dina and Porta explore signs, symptoms and treatment of the disease, with the aim of demonstrating to all those involved in the life of a TS child solutions to manage a range of situations from diagnosis to day-to-day life. Therapies and social intervention, including Habit Reversal Training and Deep Brain Stimulation, are described, allowing caregivers to evaluate the best course of treatment. With a focus on improving quality of life by offering practical recommendations for managing the condition at school and in the family, it places additional emphasis on sibling relationships and the importance of childhood friendship. The authors' expert subject knowledge and extensive experience of working with children and families, makes the topic accessible for any reader, and case studies demonstrate how to apply scientific understanding of the condition to a real-life situation. This unique guide is essential reading for parents and carers, as well as practitioners in Clinical and Educational Psychology, Counselling, Mental Health, Nursing, Child Welfare, Public Healthcare and those in Education. It will also be of interest to postgraduates studying courses in Psychology, Neurology and Psychiatry.

Reablement Services in Health and Social Care - A guide to practice for students and support workers (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018):... Reablement Services in Health and Social Care - A guide to practice for students and support workers (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018)
Valerie Ebrahimi, Hazel Chapman
R962 Discovery Miles 9 620 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This ground-breaking text book introduces the theoretical underpinnings and practical considerations of the growing area reablement. With contributions from a number of professions including occupational therapy, nursing and social work this book encourages and supports collaborative working. It also offers service user, carer and support worker perspectives, in order to offer a rounded introduction to effective reablement practices. Reablement Services in Health and Social Care develops the knowledge and understanding of students in this field on a wide range of courses - from nursing and occupational therapy to social work, physiotherapy and beyond. It may also appeal to support staff and associated professionals already working in reablement services and associated fields of enquiry.

Communication Skills for Nurses (Paperback): Claire Boyd, Janet Dare Communication Skills for Nurses (Paperback)
Claire Boyd, Janet Dare
R337 Discovery Miles 3 370 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Survive placements and practice with this essential guide for all student nurses. Providing words of wisdom and advice from real-life student nurses, Communication Skills for Nurses is a handy, portable, and fun introduction to the key communication and interpersonal skills you ll need on placement and as a registered nurse. Special features: * Developed by students, for students * Clear, straightforward, and jargon-free * Explains how to use your interpersonal skills effectively, communicate with patients with specific conditions, and handle both criticisms and compliments * Features tips and advice from real life nursing students * Examples and questions based on real life nursing and healthcare situations

Basic Math for Nursing and Allied Health (Paperback, Ed): Lynn M Egler, Denise J. Propes, Alice J Brown, Kathryn A Booth Basic Math for Nursing and Allied Health (Paperback, Ed)
Lynn M Egler, Denise J. Propes, Alice J Brown, Kathryn A Booth
R1,652 Discovery Miles 16 520 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.Don't let your fear of math hold you back from a rewarding career in nursing or allied health!Basic Math for Nursing and Allied Health uses an easy-to-understand building-block approach designed to teach you how to correlate basic math concepts with everyday activities and eventually master the more complex calculations and formulas used by nursing and allied health professionals. This unique text walks you through essential math topics from Arabic and Roman numerals, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, percentage, ratios and proportions, to conversion factors between household and metric measurements. Case studies used throughout the book not only demonstrate the mathematical concepts related to everyday activities and events, but also show you how to effectively use case studies to master the art of interpreting story problems. Basic Math for Nursing and Allied Health is written by an author team with extensive experience in many different healthcare fields including: pharmacy technology, medical assisting, nursing, emergency medical technology, anesthesia technology, patient care technology, and laboratory technology, as well as allied health instruction and education. Powerful learning aids help you understand and retain key concepts: "Recipes for Success" case study scenarios show how mathematical concepts and formulas can be applied to real-life situations "Manual Math" tips and reminder boxes reinforce your confidence and knowledge Key Terms provides definitions of must-know words and phrases Chapter Openers and Chapter Summaries pinpoint must-know takeaways of each chapter Practice equations after each concept sharpen your math skills End-of-Chapter practice tests help you decide whether you should progress to the next chapter Comprehensive review and final exam pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses

Revalidation: A journey for nurses and midwives (Paperback, Ed): Paula Ingram Revalidation: A journey for nurses and midwives (Paperback, Ed)
Paula Ingram
R533 Discovery Miles 5 330 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Are you prepared for revalidation? All nurses and midwives in the UK are required to complete the revalidation process every 3 years in order to renew their registration. This book explores key areas of revalidation such as adult learning and CPD, personal reflection and growth, and improving practice by obtaining and learning from practice-related feedback. This handy guide contains a wealth of tips and advice for all nurses and midwives to help to make the process more understandable and manageable. Key features: * Practical suggestions and examples for engaging in relevant continuing professional development (CPD) * Introduces methods to help complete the reflective accounts * Provides support to prepare for the reflective discussion and confirmation process * Features 'Time Out' boxes and activities throughout that can be used for reflection on practice and support personal development * Practical ideas for portfolio development Essential reading for all NMC registrants, regardless of practice setting, as well as student nurses and midwives who will need to undergo revalidation throughout their careers. Employers will also find this book helpful when supporting staff with revalidation. "I found this book very easy to read. It shows clearly how to incorporate revalidation into our practice and make it as stress-free as possible!" Myrna Melville, Registered Nurse, UK "The book is structured in an accessible way and is designed to really assist registrants through the revalidation process. I particularly like the frequent activities built in as the reader progresses through the chapters." Professor Ian Murray, Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery, Robert Gordon University, UK "This book is a first of its kind and as the title suggest it's a journey where the authors walks with the readers step by step to a successful revalidation destination. The authors are evidently well vast with this subject matter and had produced a book that is beautifully laid out, easy to read without being patronizing." Esther Kuria

Supervision and Mentoring in Healthcare (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Neil Gopee Supervision and Mentoring in Healthcare (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Neil Gopee
R784 R688 Discovery Miles 6 880 Save R96 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

To download an E-inspection copy click here or for more information contact your local sales representative. This bestselling textbook introduces the theories, evidence and research that define supervision, mentoring, learning and student assessment in healthcare today. It combines an evidence-based approach that supports critical analysis with a sharp focus on how to provide effective supervision in everyday practice. Key features of the book include: Online resources, including a video from the author, a test yourself glossary and free SAGE journal articles to support you during your mentorship course and in practice Example templates for you to use with students, such as learning contracts, lesson plans and professional development plans. Activities and reflection points which enhance your understanding and help you to develop your own approach to mentoring. Interprofessional in its scope, with reference to both the NMC and HCPC, it is essential reading for anyone taking on a supervisory, mentoring role across nursing, midwifery, social care and the allied health professions.

Understanding Research for Nursing Students (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Peter Ellis Understanding Research for Nursing Students (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Peter Ellis
R529 R444 Discovery Miles 4 440 Save R85 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

If you're learning about research for the first time, or grappling with an essay or final year project, this is the nursing research book you're looking for. Using plain language and case studies that relate research directly to every-day nursing situations, the author guides you through the central concepts you need to know to truly understand research in nursing. Key features Each chapter is linked to the new NMC standards of proficiency for registered nurses Seven concise chapters that quickly answer the most common questions about research Activities, scenarios and case studies bring the theory to life and show why research is so important to nursing Nine podcasts to bring topics from the book to life

Annual Review of Nursing Research, Volume 26, 2008 - Focus on Rural Health (Hardcover, 2008): Joyce J. Fitzpatrick Annual Review of Nursing Research, Volume 26, 2008 - Focus on Rural Health (Hardcover, 2008)
Joyce J. Fitzpatrick
R2,315 Discovery Miles 23 150 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From reviews of the previous volume:

""This volume should be quite useful to the target audience. It provides a good foundation for evidence-based practice and further research (4 stars).""
--Doody's Book Review Service

The nursing community is continually challenged with expanding the empirical knowledge base that informs rural nursing practice. This volume of the prestigious "Annual Review of Nursing Research, Focus on Rural Health," addresses this challenge. Contributors have developed creative and effective strategies to identify relevant research and present them in the context of the rural delivery system.

Topics include:

  • Nursing Research to Meet Health Care Needs of Rural Populations
  • Improving Systems, Quality of Care & Patient Safety
  • Improving Cultural Relevance of Rural Nursing Research: Methodological Issues, Constraints, and Opportunities
  • Also included: Contents of Previous 10 Volumes

The contributors, all noted nurse scientists, discuss the key problems they deal with on a daily basis, utilizing recent rural and general health policy reports. This approach allows readers to learn new techniques and strategies for rural nursing practice that are firmly grounded in the evidence. While the primary examples are drawn from American contexts, a special chapter on global perspectives highlights analogous problems and issues that rural nursing research raises across countries, particularly the availability of resources.

About the Editors

This volume is edited by Elizabeth Merwin, Associate Dean, Research and the Director of the Rural Health Care Research Center at the University of Virginia School of Nursing. The series editor is Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, who has received numerous honors and awards including the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award 18 times, and is the Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University.

Minor Injuries - A Clinical Guide (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Dennis Purcell Minor Injuries - A Clinical Guide (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Dennis Purcell
R1,105 R1,035 Discovery Miles 10 350 Save R70 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The latest edition of this popular textbook continues to offer accessible, practical and clinically relevant information on the management of minor injuries. Reflecting the author's long experience as a practitioner and teacher, the volume covers anatomy, examination and specific injuries in the depth that the specialty requires. Injuries to all parts of the body are included. Richly illustrated throughout - with many original images based on the author's own designs - the volume is also accompanied by online videos where the author demonstrates the limb examinations which are described in the text. The new edition has expanded to survey the law and the basic principles for X-ray requesting and interpretation in minor injury areas. The volume also offers more detailed guidance on the specific X-rays which are required for each of the limb joints. This material is intended to satisfy the legal training requirements for new practitioners to request X-rays as non-medical referrers. Fully updated to include the latest guidelines and current practice on minor injuries of every kind, the third edition now offers a more comprehensive structure for the specialty of minor injuries, based on injuries to the limb and to the midline. Within the different topics under these broad headings, advice is given on the care of children, adults and the elderly. Minor Injuries: A Clinical Guide, third edition, will be indispensable to every trainee, from nursing and from other professions, and to those who are already qualified and who wish to expand or update their practice. The volume also aims to equip practitioners to work in stand-alone units, seeing every patient who presents, and as such is ideal for those undertaking Advanced Practice training. The book also offers teachers of minor injuries a rationale for their sessions and a framework for designing their courses. Describes working methods which are robust, flexible and swift Explains the classification of musculoskeletal injuries and use of current investigative techniques Explains normal limb movement to contextualize abnormal presentation More than 150 illustrations help clarify sometimes complex anatomical and clinical information Explains the importance of accurate record keeping, including reference to current law Discusses the management of trauma in children and adolescents with special reference to consent and confidentiality, non-accidental injury, communication, analgesia, and sports injuries Chapter on wound care, including burns, describes wound assessment, exploration, infection, treatment and complications Explains the management of minor head injuries, including clinical examination, the use of imaging techniques, cranial nerve assessment, and discharge advice Chapter on facial trauma includes damage to the eye, ENT problems such as foreign bodies, and tooth avulsion Accompanying website contains 77 videos showing the techniques described in the book and a fully downloadable image bank to aid personal study Contains new information on X-ray interpretation Re-organized to reflect the difference in approach between midline injuries and limb injuries Explains the differences in the management of children and adults Differentiates between the different categories of older people - the active and fit retiree and the frail older person

Pocket Guide For Lactation Management (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition): Karin Cadwell, Cindy Turner-Maffei Pocket Guide For Lactation Management (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition)
Karin Cadwell, Cindy Turner-Maffei
R936 Discovery Miles 9 360 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Pocket Guide for Lactation Management, Third Edition is an essential resource for new and experienced lactation care providers. Convenient and easy-to-use, it offers problem solving and counseling strategies for the wide-variety of situations commonly encountered by those working with child-bearing families. Topics include breastfeeding and public health, the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding for hospitals and birth centers, normal breastfeeding, and addressing challenges from both the mother's and baby's perspective. Completely updated and revised, the Third Edition includes new metric charts, updated growth expectations, new guidelines, the latest research, and an expanded glossary.

Study Guide for Woodrow/Colbert/Smith's Essentials of Pharmacology for  Health Professions, 7th (Paperback, 7th Revised... Study Guide for Woodrow/Colbert/Smith's Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Professions, 7th (Paperback, 7th Revised edition)
Ruth Woodrow
R1,079 Discovery Miles 10 790 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The perfect way to prepare for exams and get the grade you want Easy access to key learning objectives for each chapter, outlines of key sections, self-test questions, and sets of problems with fully worked-out solutions help you build problem-solving skills while preparing for exams.

Evidence-based Practice in Nursing (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Peter Ellis Evidence-based Practice in Nursing (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Peter Ellis
R556 R464 Discovery Miles 4 640 Save R92 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Do your students feel unsure about what exactly constitutes evidence? Would you like them to feel more confident in evaluating evidence and applying it to their practice? Delivering safe, high-quality, patient-centred care is dependent upon nurses having a good understanding of evidence-based practice, and how to apply this successfully. However, for many students engaging with this side of practice is a challenge. This book has been specifically designed to help guide students through the process of identifying, evaluating and applying evidence in nursing practice. Using a variety of learning features, this text will help your students to see how the theory applies to their everyday practice and help them develop the skills they need to confidently use evidence in their clinical decision-making.

The Essential Carer's Guide (Paperback, Second): Mary Jordan The Essential Carer's Guide (Paperback, Second)
Mary Jordan
R367 R330 Discovery Miles 3 300 Save R37 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For the estimated six million carers in the UK today, Mary Jordan has once again brought together a wealth of practical information, supported it with numerous sources of extra help, and illustrated the practical issues with personal stories that experienced carers will instantly recognize. Revised and updated to reflect the latest changes in financial, social and health care support, this Guide will continue to be an essential companion for anyone caring for a relative or friend, especially in the context of old age and/or dementia.

Annual Review of Nursing Education v.6; Clinical Nursing Education (Paperback, 2008): Marilyn H. Oermann Annual Review of Nursing Education v.6; Clinical Nursing Education (Paperback, 2008)
Marilyn H. Oermann
R2,083 Discovery Miles 20 830 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The "Annual Review of Nursing Education" addresses trends, new developments, and innovations in nursing education over the past year. Chapters provide practical information and new ideas that educators and administrators can use in their own nursing programs. Volume 6 looks at such intriguing topics as innovations in clinical teaching and evaluation, partnerships for clinical teaching, selecting clinical sites, how students view their clinical experience, grade inflation in nursing, and using case studies for promoting critical thinking, among others.

Annual Review of Nursing Research, v. 25 - Vulnerable Populations (Hardcover, 2007): Joyce J. Fitzpatrick Annual Review of Nursing Research, v. 25 - Vulnerable Populations (Hardcover, 2007)
Joyce J. Fitzpatrick; Edited by Adeline Nyamathi; Volume editing by Deborah Koniak Griffin
R2,101 Discovery Miles 21 010 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In the health care arena, "vulnerable populations" refers to those groups whose vulnerability increases their potential to suffer health disparities - disparities generally brought about by racial and ethnic discrimination and poverty. Since Florence Nightingale, nurses have long demonstrated dedication and aptitude for identifying persons, groups, and environments in need of intervention and new approaches for assessing and reducing vulnerability. The 25th issue of "ARNR" extends that dedication with landmark research, tests of interventions, and theoretical reviews that bring us closer to the goals of Healthy People 2010 (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2000) for the elimination of health disparities. The book posits that nurses are uniquely positioned to lead the way in this regard, through community-based projects and active partnerships with intervention recipients. Stressing the need for nurses to move to the forefront in the important research needed to design and implement effective interventions, this new 25th volume in the "Annual Review of Nursing Research" (ARNR) series continues to provide the highest standards of content and authoritative review of research for students, researchers, and clinicians.

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