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A Nurse's Survival Guide to the Ward - E-Book

A Nurse's Survival Guide to the Ward - E-Book

  • Author: Sharon L. Edwards,Ann Richards
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0702051713
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 500
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The new edition of this highly popular book is an indispensable guide to daily procedures and problems for nurses starting work on the ward or returning to practice. It provides guidance in a variety of areas including: how to organise your job and yourself; how to assess patients; clinical information on a wide range of conditions; important principles, procedures and investigations; how to administer drugs safely; and what to do in an emergency. As well as information on how to do the job, the importance of communication and nursing care issues is emphasised. Background information is also given on underlying legal, health and safety issues. This book will help you with Organising your job and yourself Assessing patients Getting clinical information on a wide range of conditions Important principles, procedures and investigations Administering drugs safely What to do in an emergency Communication, legal health and safety issues A new section on professional practice relates current issues to nursing practice Updated drug section provides essential understanding of common drug classes New resuscitation guidelines

A Nurse's Survival Guide to the Ward - Updated Edition E-Book

A Nurse's Survival Guide to the Ward - Updated Edition E-Book

  • Author: Ann Richards,Sharon L. Edwards
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0702078328
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 480
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Further to the success of the previous editions, A Nurse's Survival Guide to the Ward continues to be the indispensable guide to all the procedures and problems faced by nurses and healthcare professionals every day. Whether you are a clinical practicing student or a qualified nurse, this book is the perfect straightforward reference for every doubt you might have about emergency situations, as well as assessments, clinical procedures and much more. What will you find in this updated edition: Completely updated and revised content written by well-known authors with extensive experience in the field; Up-to-date legal issues, health and safety, professional practice issues and ethics in nursing; Expansions of areas such as oxygen administration, fluid and electrolyte balance and nutrition Completely updated and revised content written by well-known authors with extensive experience in the field; Up-to-date legal issues, health and safety, professional practice issues and ethics in nursing; Expansions of areas such as oxygen administration, fluid and electrolyte balance and nutrition

A Nurse's Survival Guide to Leadership and Management on the Ward

A Nurse's Survival Guide to Leadership and Management on the Ward

  • Author: Jenny Thomas
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 070204704X
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 368
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Are you managing other people? If so, you will find this an indispensable guide to situations and problems faced by ward managers, sisters and charge nurses today. This new edition retains the book’s practical approach, providing hints and tips on cutting through bureaucracy to ensure patient care remains uppermost on your agenda. This book will help you to Manage your time Create a positive work environment Ensure care is patient-centred Manage your budget Be politically aware Manage difficult staff and situations This book will help you to • Organise yourself and your workload • Manage staff, people and difficult situations • Make sure care is patient-centred • Manage your budget • Deal with complaints • Handle staff recruitment • Be a good role model. This new edition retains the book’s practical approach, providing hints and tips on cutting through bureaucracy to ensure patient care remains uppermost on your agenda. Reflects the most recent developments affecting ward management, including the current national focus on quality indicators and working within tighter budgets. Updated guidance on pertinent issues such as ‘whistle-blowing’ and ‘safeguarding’. A new chapter on ‘Improving Quality and Safety’ explains the national quality initiatives and their impact, as well as taking you through the practical processes of handling complaints and incidents.

A Nurse's Survival Guide to Acute Medical Emergencies E-Book

A Nurse's Survival Guide to Acute Medical Emergencies E-Book

  • Author: Richard N. Harrison,Lynda Daly
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 070204900X
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 452
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Are you working in an acute or emergency unit? This is an indispensable pocket guide to caring for patients with acute medical conditions. This book will help you to: Care for patients within the critical first 24 hours of admission Manage patients using the most up-to-date, evidence-based approach Understand the most-common emergency medical conditions and their underlying disease mechanisms Handle the patient’s assessment, understand the observations and manage their disease Easily obtain practical advice in a clear style Explains ‘what to tell the patient and relatives’ in jargon-free language Access information on SARS, avian influenza and bio-terrorism Improved sections on Acute Coronary Syndromes, non-invasive ventilation, acute stroke care, acute kidney injury and emergency oxygen treatment.

A Nurse's Survival Guide to the Ward - Updated Edition

A Nurse's Survival Guide to the Ward - Updated Edition

  • Author: Ann Richards,Sharon L. Edwards
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 9780702078316
  • Category:
  • Page: 480
  • View: 867
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Further to the success of the previous editions, A Nurse's survival guide to The Ward continues to be the indispensable guide to all the procedures and problems faced by nurses and healthcare professionals every day. Whether you are a clinical practicing student or a qualified nurse, this book is the perfect straightforward reference for every doubts you might have about emergency situations, as well as assessments, clinical procedures and much more. What will you find in this updated edition: Completely updated and revised content written by well-known authors with extensive experience in the field; Up-to-date legal issues, health and safety, professional practice issues and ethics in nursing; Expansions of areas such as oxygen administration, fluid and electrolyte balance and nutrition What will you find in this updated edition: Completely updated and revised content written by well-known authors with extensive experience in the field; Up-to-date legal issues, health and safety, professional practice issues and ethics in nursing; Expansions of areas such as oxygen administration, fluid and electrolyte balance and nutrition Completely updated and revised content written by well-known authors with extensive experience in the field; Up-to-date legal issues, health and safety, professional practice issues and ethics in nursing; Expansions of areas such as oxygen administration, fluid and electrolyte balance and nutrition

Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Drugs in Use

Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Drugs in Use

  • Author: Ann Richards
  • Publisher: Pearson UK
  • ISBN: 0273763768
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 86
  • View: 6835
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Understanding how drugs work is made simple in this easy to use pocket-sized guide. Drugs in common use are described under each body system and will form an aid to your confident administration of drugs to fit your patients' needs. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.

The Newly Qualified Nurse's Survival Guide

The Newly Qualified Nurse's Survival Guide

  • Author: Jackie Hole
  • Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
  • ISBN: 1846192757
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 128
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Even after years of training and hard work, finding yourself on the threshold of your nursing career is often a daunting prospect. In this revised and updated second edition, Jackie Hole provides clear, practical advice on both managing the transition from student to qualified nurse - including getting the most from your final placement and making applications - and practical advice on key areas encountered in the first weeks and months after qualification. Drug safety, dealing with common clinical problems, and how and when to seek expert advice are all covered, while a newly written chapter addresses the key area of infection control. Management aspects such as delegation, objective setting, budgeting, prioritisation of care and time management are outlined clearly and engagingly, along with questions of professional development and career futures. This book will be invaluable to newly-qualified nurses, as well as to student nurses, nurse tutors, and experienced nurses wishing to gain an insight into their own practice and changes in the profession.

The Language of Kindness

The Language of Kindness

A Nurse's Story

  • Author: Christie Watson
  • Publisher: Tim Duggan Books
  • ISBN: 1524761656
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 336
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A moving, lyrical, beautifully-written portrait of a nurse and the lives she has touched Christie Watson spent twenty years as a nurse, and in this intimate, poignant, and remarkably powerful book, she opens the doors of the hospital and shares its secrets. She takes us by her side down hospital corridors to visit the wards and meet her unforgettable patients. In the neonatal unit, premature babies fight for their lives, hovering at the very edge of survival, like tiny Emmanuel, wrapped up in a sandwich bag. On the cancer wards, the nurses administer chemotherapy and, long after the medicine stops working, something more important--which Watson learns to recognize when her own father is dying of cancer. In the pediatric intensive care unit, the nurses wash the hair of a little girl to remove the smell of smoke from the house fire. The emergency room is overcrowded as ever, with waves of alcohol and drug addicted patients as well as patients like Betty, a widow suffering chest pain, frail and alone. And the stories of the geriatric ward--Gladys and older patients like her--show the plight of the most vulnerable members of our society. Through the smallest of actions, nurses provide vital care and kindness. All of us will experience illness in our lifetime, and we will all depend on the support and dignity that nurses offer us; yet the women and men who form the vanguard of our health care remain unsung. In this age of fear, hate, and division, Christie Watson has written a book that reminds us of all that we share, and of the urgency of compassion.

Essential Pathophysiology for Nursing and Healthcare Students

Essential Pathophysiology for Nursing and Healthcare Students

  • Author: Ann Richards
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 0335238343
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 501
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This book is the perfect quick reference or study guide for students covering disease and therapeutics as part of a nursing or other healthcare course.

Straight from the Heart

Straight from the Heart

  • Author: Ann Richards
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476750270
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 272
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Straight from the Heart is Ann Richards’s story, told with her trademark candor and spicy humor. Born in a tiny town near Waco, Texas, she entered politics when her husband wouldn’t—and went on to become state treasurer, the first woman elected to statewide office in Texas in fifty years. She’s had her victories and her battles (the breakup of a thirty-year marriage and a bout with alcohol), but it’s her love of Texas and Texas politics that has made her who she is. This extraordinary memoir by one of the nation’s leading politicians proves the wisdom of her observation that women “can have a good and wonderful life, but that it only begins when they accept responsibility for it, not when they expect someone else to make it happen.” Richards talks openly about the course her life has taken and the choices she has made on the way. Her hard-won triumphs and savvy political career provide inspiring examples for all.

A Nurse's Survival Guide to Drugs in Practice E-BOOK

A Nurse's Survival Guide to Drugs in Practice E-BOOK

  • Author: Ann Richards
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 9780702040825
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 464
  • View: 8066
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The 'Nurses’ Survival Guide to Drugs in Practice' is a handy pocketbook designed to provide succinct information on a wide variety of drugs that nurses need to look up quickly. It provides an understandable and detailed account of common drugs and their actions. The level is suitable for all nurses in practice, including qualified and student nurses, as well as those taking Supplementary Prescribing Courses and will also be useful to other healthcare professionals . Pocket sized and easily transportable, it will become a constant companion both in ward and community environments. As well as the more routine use of drugs in clinical practice it covers emergency situations, such as cardiac arrest and anaphylaxis. • Comprehensive coverage of drugs in use to offer security in any clinical setting • Succinct and clear information in boxes, lists etc to facilitate assimilation of information ‘on the spot’ • Attractive page design and well signposted layout to enable quick access to the right information • Flexicover to maintain quality in a clinical setting and when frequently used • Covers basic pharmacology including drug absorption and metabolism as well as explaining how drugs actually work • Fully up to date with government guidelines e,g, from NICE, the Resuscitation Council and the British Thoracic Society etc. • Additional sections on the legal aspects of administering and prescribing drugs, drug calculations and paediatric doses

The Newly Qualified Nurse's Handbook E-Book

The Newly Qualified Nurse's Handbook E-Book

A Survival Guide

  • Author: Bethann Siviter
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0702047988
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 256
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This book has been prepared by professionals working in the UK. It is not a primer on clinical skills but an indispensable handbook and resource for the new nurses who are about to embark on their first job and need to develop nursing judgment and the ability to organise and deliver care. It is about learning how to think like a nurse - developing the judgment and behaviour that is essential in competent practice. With an immensely readable style this book uses a friendly, conversational manner, with realistic hints, tips, and examples from real life, to encourage nurses in the early days of their careers. Issues such as assertiveness, delegation, CVs and interviews, leadership, developing “nursing intuition , are covered as well as discussion about evidence based and reflective practice, direct entry into the community, and developing confidence in practice. This book will help nurses and students develop into competent and confident practitioners. • Written for newly qualified nurses by a nurse, therefore authentic • Case studies and quotes from nurses show readers that their thoughts and feelings are shared by others - this validation will reduce stress and uncertainty and give credibility • Humour and cartoons will make the text readable and fun to use • Hints, tips and practical advice will encourage the anxious graduate • Attractive 2-colour design will make the text more easily accessible

Drugs in Use

Drugs in Use

  • Author: Ann Richards
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780273763758
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 86
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Rev. ed. of: Nurse's survival guide to drugs in practice. 2009.

Survival Guide to Midwifery E-Book

Survival Guide to Midwifery E-Book

  • Author: Diane M. Fraser,Margaret A. Cooper
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0702047066
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 482
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Perfect for practice placement, this handy Survival Guide gives you the clinical information you need at your fingertips. Pocket-sized guide to midwifery High-level summary of the clinical content needed for practice Concise, bullet-point style for quick reference Section on anatomy Great revision aid! • Pocket-sized guide to midwifery • High-level summary of the clinical content needed for practice • Bullet-pointed for quick reference • Section on anatomy • Great revision aid! Perinatal Mental Health chapter updated from confidential enquiries into maternal deaths; findings and recommendations applied to practise New appendix on ‘An aid to calculations in midwifery practice’ helps students to calculate correct doses of medicines and intravenous infusions Illustrations improved to enhance clarity of understanding More-compact size makes it easier to carry around.

Acute Stroke Nursing

Acute Stroke Nursing

  • Author: Jane Williams,Lin Perry,Caroline Watkins
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118699629
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 368
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Stroke is a medical emergency that requires immediate medical attention. With active and efficient nursing management in the initial hours after stroke onset and throughout subsequent care, effective recovery and rehabilitation is increased. Acute Stroke Nursing provides an evidence-based, practical text facilitating the provision of optimal stroke care during the primary prevention, acute and continuing care phases. This timely and comprehensive text is structured to follow the acute stroke pathway experienced by patients. It explores the causes, symptoms and effects of stroke, and provides guidance on issues such as nutrition, continence, positioning, mobility and carer support. The text also considers rehabilitation, discharge planning, palliative care and the role of the nurse within the multi-professional team. Acute Stroke Nursing is the definitive reference on acute stroke for all nurses and healthcare professionals wishing to extend their knowledge of stroke nursing. Evidence-based and practical in style, with case studies and practice examples throughout Edited and authored by recognised stroke nursing experts, clinicians and leaders in the field of nursing practice, research and education The first text to explore stroke management from UK and international perspectives, and with a nursing focus

I'm Not Slowing Down

I'm Not Slowing Down

Winning My Battle with Osteoporosis

  • Author: Ann Richards
  • Publisher: Plume
  • ISBN: 9780452284128
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 188
  • View: 8808
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The former Texas governor shares her personal battle with osteoporosis in a memoir that also provides guidelines on how to combat the impact of the disease, with tips on diet, exercise, medication, and other therapeutic options.

Learning Skills for Nursing Students

Learning Skills for Nursing Students

  • Author: Nicola Davis,Alison C Clark,Martina O'Brien,Karen Sumpton,Caroline Plaice,Suzanne Waugh
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9781844457649
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 224
  • View: 5531
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This book helps students master the key learning skills they need to become successful learners throughout their degree and beyond. It clearly explains the core skills they will need right from the start of the course, such as writing and numeracy skills and how to organise studies. It also introduces more advanced skills that students will need as the course progresses, such as research and evidence based practice. It shows how to use these important skills to succeed both at university and as a registered nurse.

Becoming Influential

Becoming Influential

A Guide for Nurses

  • Author: Eleanor J. Sullivan
  • Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
  • ISBN: 0133581632
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 175
  • View: 7617
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Still the only book of its kind, this intensely practical text helps nurses build the skills they need to gain and use influence throughout their entire careers. This second edition is updated throughout with new information on nursing, health care, and technology – including social media. Readable, timely, and upbeat, BECOMING INFLUENTIAL: A GUIDE FOR NURSES teaches through real-life examples, offering proven advice for using influence to solve many contemporary workplace problems. Self-assessments help readers evaluate their current organizational power, communication and goal-setting skills, negotiating and interviewing expertise, and even their abilities to manage confrontation. The book contains specific steps for career planning, resume building, career progress tracking, speech preparation, and more. Flexible learning activities include role plays, debates, observations, interviews, and networking assignments; up-to-date web and print resources support further exploration.

Oxford Handbook of Diabetes Nursing

Oxford Handbook of Diabetes Nursing

  • Author: Lorraine Avery,Sue Beckwith,Janet Sumner
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199545626
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 366
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The Oxford Handbook of Diabetes Nursing provides a comprehensive overview of diabetes care. It compiles evidence, information and guidance on the area making it an essential tool for practice nurses with a special interest in diabetes, as well as a useful resource for those working in community and acute settings.