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Acute Nursing Care

Acute Nursing Care

Recognising and Responding to Medical Emergencies

  • Author: Ian Peate,Helen Dutton
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317902785
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 376
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Delays in recognising deterioration or inappropriate management of people in acute care settings can result in late treatment, avoidable admissions to intensive care units and in some instances unnecessary deaths. As the role of the nurse in healthcare settings continues to change and evolve, today’s student nurses need to be equipped with the fundamental skills to recognise and manage deterioration in the patient in a competent and confident manner, as you learn to become practitioners of the future. Using a body systems approach and emphasising the central role and function of the nurse throughout, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the essential issues in this important subject. Topics covered include: recognition and identification of physiological deterioration in adults; identification of disordered physiology that may lead to a medical emergency linked to deterioration of normal function; relevant anatomy and physiology; pathophysiological changes and actions that need to be taken; immediate recognition and response; investigations, diagnosis and management issues; and teaching and preventative strategies.

Cancer in Children and Young People

Cancer in Children and Young People

  • Author: Faith Gibson,Louise Soanes
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470519141
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 432
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Much has changed since the first book Paediatric Oncology: Acute Nursing Care (1999), therefore, this new edition encompasses these changes in relation to the practice itself and the evidence that underpins it. Emphasis is placed on ensuring terminology is accurate, in keeping with the language of the current day. The book is divided into six sections: Chemotherapy, Haematopoetic Stem Cell Transplantation, General Surgery, Radiotherapy, Late Effects of cancer therapies, and Palliative Care. There is a brief commentary at the end of each section/chapter by a ‘novice’ author but experienced practitioner, highlighting to the reader what is already known and what the section/chapter adds to their current knowledge and practice.

Acute and Critical Care in Adult Nursing

Acute and Critical Care in Adult Nursing

  • Author: Desiree Tait,Jane James,Catherine Williams,David Barton
  • Publisher: Learning Matters
  • ISBN: 1473927501
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 320
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This book helps adult nursing students to competently manage care of critically and acutely ill patients, and to recognize and deal with the early signs of deterioration. The book takes a practical real-life approach to care, with each chapter focusing on patients with specific problems, then interweaving the knowledge and skills needed to care for that patient. New to this edition: · two new chapters focusing on the renal system and endocrine system · updates to include the latest evidence and guidelines from NICE · refreshed activities and scenarios reflecting current nursing practice.

Essential Guide to Acute Care

Essential Guide to Acute Care

  • Author: Nicola Cooper,Kirsty Forrest,Paul Cramp
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1405172304
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 216
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What you really need to know, but no one told you. The Essential Guide to Acute Care contains everything you really need to know about acute care that you can’t find in a standard textbook and have probably never been taught before. Starting with the concept of patients at risk, the Essential Guide to Acute Care explains how to recognise and manage the generic altered physiology that accompanies acute illness. The principles of acute care are explained simply yet comprehensively. Throughout the book ‘mini-tutorials’ expand on the latest thinking or controversies, and practical case histories reinforce learning at the end of each chapter. The chapters are designed to be read by individuals or used for group tutorials in acute care. Extensively rewritten and updated, this second edition is essential reading for anyone who looks after acutely ill adults, including: Foundation Programme trainees and trainers Trainees in medicine, surgery, anaesthesia and emergency medicine Final year medical students Nursing staff and allied professionals working in critical care

Advanced Practice Nursing of Adults in Acute Care

Advanced Practice Nursing of Adults in Acute Care

  • Author: Janet G Foster,Suzanne E Prevost
  • Publisher: F.A. Davis
  • ISBN: 080363787X
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 1024
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Written by a Clinical Nurse Specialist for Clinical Nurse Specialists, this text explores the expanding roles and responsibilities of the CNS—from core competencies and theoretical foundations for practice to caring for the hospitalized adult to shaping the healthcare system through the CNS’s spheres of influence.

Acute Cardiac Care

Acute Cardiac Care

A Practical Guide for Nurses

  • Author: Angela Kucia,Tom Quinn
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118702328
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 320
  • View: 7377
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Acute Cardiac Care provides nurses with a comprehensive understanding of the current practice and principles underlying the care and management of acute cardiac conditions. It addresses the management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) with an emphasis on evidence-based pharmacological management, cardiac emergencies (cardiac arrest, arrhythmia, acute pulmonary oedema, cardiogenic shock), current diagnostic and interventional modalities for the management of ACS, including risk stratification, and the ethical, political, social and economic factors that impact upon the provision of acute cardiac services in Australia and the UK. Edited by renowned academics and clinicians in the field, this practical text will encourage nurses to think critically about evidence and management of acute coronary conditions, and provide a guide on how and where to look for up-to-date evidence and guidelines. KEY FEATURES: A comprehensive and practical guide to the current practice and principles underlying the nursing care of acute cardiac conditions Edited by leading authorities in the field with a wealth of experience in acute cardiac care and resuscitation Has an emphasis on evidence-based practice, encouraging nurses to critically think about their practice Contains learning objectives, key points and activities and further reading guidelines

Acute Care Oncology Nursing E-Book

Acute Care Oncology Nursing E-Book

  • Author: Cynthia C. Chernecky,Kathleen Murphy-Ende
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 1455710059
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 624
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As the likely first responder in an emergency, you need quick access to essential information on the potential complications of many different cancer types and treatments. The new edition of this trusted resource provides up-to-date information on the pathophysiology, complications, risks, treatment approaches, prognosis, assessment findings, and nursing and medical interventions for a wide range of cancers. It also offers valuable information to help you fulfill your role as care coordinator and patient advocate, including client education guidelines, discharge procedures, and strategies for helping the client and family deal with the impact of the disease’s progression. A consistent format throughout helps you quickly find the information you need, no matter what the topic. This indispensable reference is written and reviewed by both oncology and acute care nurses, ensuring accuracy, currency, and clinical relevance. Coverage of each cancer includes pathophysiologic mechanisms, epidemiology and etiology, risk profile, prognosis, professional assessment criteria (PAC), nursing care and treatment, evidence-based practice update, patient teaching, nursing diagnoses or DSM-IV, evaluation and desired outcomes, and discharge planning with follow-up care, where needed. The latest prognosis statistics give you a realistic picture of the survival possibilities for your patients so you can provide the most appropriate nursing care and patient education. Multiple-choice review questions with answers and rationales at the end of each chapter help reinforce your understanding of key concepts and prepare you for certification examinations. Special boxes highlight pediatric-specific care considerations for working with children. Six new chapters — Biliary and Pancreatic Obstruction, Depression and Cognitive Dysfunction, Dyspnea and Airway Obstruction, GI Obstruction, Heart Failure, and Spiritual Distress — keep you up to date with the latest advances in oncology nursing. Evidence-based rationales in the nursing interventions help you apply the latest research findings to actual practice. Each chapter includes a new section on pathophysiology to help you understand the physiologic processes associated with each oncologic complication.

Critical Care

Critical Care

Concepts, Role, and Practice for the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

  • Author: Dr. Mary Wyckoff, PhD, APRN, BC,,Mr. Douglas Houghton, MSN, ARNP, CCRN,Carolyn Therese LePage, PhD
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780826138279
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 580
  • View: 1887
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Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award of 2009! "There is little doubt that every ACNP in practice or in training will want a copy of this reference in their lab coat pocket." --Ric Cuming, RN, MSN, EdD (c), CNOR, NEA-BC Chief Nursing Officer Jackson Memorial Hospital "Long overdue-This comprehensive critical care text will fill the void, especially for nurses advancing from BSN to Advanced Practice. The authors have covered all the basics and produced a text that provides a well-rounded knowledge base for critical care." -Jeanne H. Siegel, PhD, ARNP University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies This book defines what it means to be a nurse in critical care. With this text, Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (ACNPs) will learn what to expect in the critical care unit, and how to manage various complications with patients in acute and intensive care settings. Significant emphasis is given to the complex pathophysiology and appropriate management of common problems encountered in the critical care environment, including trauma, infections, and disease. One chapter is also dedicated to the medical, legal, and ethical aspects of critical care. Critical Care is thus the must-have reference for graduate students as well as for practicing ACPNs. Key topics include: The role of the ACPN in acute and critical care Pulmonary management Cardiac concepts in acute care settings Managing liver, kidney, and kidney pancreas transplant in the ICU Burn management Multisystem organ failure End-of-life and palliative care Family-centered care Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award for 2009!

Introduction to Community-based Nursing

Introduction to Community-based Nursing

  • Author: Roberta Hunt
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • ISBN: 9780781772471
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 524
  • View: 6645
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This text presents foundational concepts pivotal to delivering nursing care in the community setting, with specific attention to the NLN competencies for community-based nursing care. The author examines the variety of settings and situations in which the community-based nurse provides care, highlighting cultural diversities in the patient populations, and emphasizing interactions between the individual and the family. This edition includes more information on disaster management and communicable diseases and expanded, updated Medicare/Medicaid guidelines. A companion Website on thePoint will include student activities, assessment guidelines, and forms. Instructors will have access to an Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint slides, and an expanded testbank.

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certification Study Question Book

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certification Study Question Book

  • Author: Sally K. Miller
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • ISBN: 0763775347
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 131
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Review Guides/Certification Prep/Pocket Guides

Practice Guidelines for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners

Practice Guidelines for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners

  • Author: Thomas Wesson Barkley,Charlene M. Myers
  • Publisher: Saunders
  • ISBN: 9781416003038
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 1000
  • View: 1141
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PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR ACUTE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONERS, 2nd Edition is the only comprehensive clinical reference tailored to the needs of advance practice nurses. With discussions of more than 230 of the most common conditions experienced by adult patients in acute care, this reference includes everything you need on a day-to-day basis. Plus, quick reference is easy with a spiral binding and content organized by body system. Each condition lists a concise outline of defining terms, incidence/predisposing factors, subject and physical examination findings, diagnostic tests, and management strategies so you can find everything you need to know quickly. Includes discussion of body systems, nutritional considerations, fluid/electrolyte imbalances, shock, trauma, gerontological concerns, professional issues, and trends in advanced practice. Nursing guidelines for more than 230 of the most common conditions experienced by adult patients in acute care serve as an invaluable resource in the field. Conditions are organized by body system for quick reference when treating patients. Each condition lists defining terms, incidence/predisposing factors, subjective and physical examination findings, diagnostic tests, and management strategies to provide help every step of the way. Coverage also includes discussion of body systems, nutritional considerations, fluid/electrolyte imbalances, shock, and trauma for a complete look at patient care and diagnosis. An entire chapter dedicated to congestive heart failure gives you a deeper look at the disease. Specific content, as well as online references, for diseases such as SARS and West Nile Virus give you the most current information available on these evolving diseases. New chapters on admission, pre-op and post-op orders prepare you for every step of the patient treatment process. Addition of ICD-9 codes within the chapters makes classifying diseases with ICD codes easy. New content on Parkinson's disease, gout, testicular cancer, multiple sclerosis, bite management (including spider, snake, animal, and human) better prepare you for these situations. Updated and expanded content reflects changes in current guidelines and evidence-based practice, an important part of working in the field. Updated and expanded content on coronary artery disease and inclusion of the new JNC 7 national hypertension guidelines features more information on these common diseases. Expanded and updated coverage of postmenopausal women and hormone replacement therapy.

Acute Care Oncology Nursing E-Book

Acute Care Oncology Nursing E-Book

  • Author: Cynthia C. Chernecky,Kathleen Murphy-Ende
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 1455710059
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 624
  • View: 6397
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As the likely first responder in an emergency, you need quick access to essential information on the potential complications of many different cancer types and treatments. The new edition of this trusted resource provides up-to-date information on the pathophysiology, complications, risks, treatment approaches, prognosis, assessment findings, and nursing and medical interventions for a wide range of cancers. It also offers valuable information to help you fulfill your role as care coordinator and patient advocate, including client education guidelines, discharge procedures, and strategies for helping the client and family deal with the impact of the disease’s progression. A consistent format throughout helps you quickly find the information you need, no matter what the topic. This indispensable reference is written and reviewed by both oncology and acute care nurses, ensuring accuracy, currency, and clinical relevance. Coverage of each cancer includes pathophysiologic mechanisms, epidemiology and etiology, risk profile, prognosis, professional assessment criteria (PAC), nursing care and treatment, evidence-based practice update, patient teaching, nursing diagnoses or DSM-IV, evaluation and desired outcomes, and discharge planning with follow-up care, where needed. The latest prognosis statistics give you a realistic picture of the survival possibilities for your patients so you can provide the most appropriate nursing care and patient education. Multiple-choice review questions with answers and rationales at the end of each chapter help reinforce your understanding of key concepts and prepare you for certification examinations. Special boxes highlight pediatric-specific care considerations for working with children. Six new chapters — Biliary and Pancreatic Obstruction, Depression and Cognitive Dysfunction, Dyspnea and Airway Obstruction, GI Obstruction, Heart Failure, and Spiritual Distress — keep you up to date with the latest advances in oncology nursing. Evidence-based rationales in the nursing interventions help you apply the latest research findings to actual practice. Each chapter includes a new section on pathophysiology to help you understand the physiologic processes associated with each oncologic complication.

Acute and Critical Care Nursing at a Glance

Acute and Critical Care Nursing at a Glance

  • Author: Helen Dutton,Jacqui Finch
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118815165
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 168
  • View: 4237
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Rehabilitative Aspects of Acute and Chronic Nursing Care

Rehabilitative Aspects of Acute and Chronic Nursing Care

  • Author: Ruth Perin Stryker
  • Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Rehabilitation nursing
  • Page: 272
  • View: 6600
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Lippincott Certification Review: Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Lippincott Certification Review: Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

  • Author: Andrea M. Kline,Catherine Haut
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • ISBN: 1496308581
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 480
  • View: 6309
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Lippincott Certification Review: Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner is the ideal companion while preparing for the Acute Care CPNP® exam administered by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Review Board, or for anyone who seeks to perform at a higher level of practice for children who are acutely, chronically, and critically ill. Organized in a simple, bulleted format, this invaluable resource includes multiple choice self-assessment questions with rationales at the end of every chapter, plus two self-assessment exams with rationales – totaling more than 750 questions. Content focuses on the diagnosis and management of pediatric acute care problems typically treated in the emergency department or an inpatient setting.

Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Chronic Illness

Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Chronic Illness

  • Author: Fay Valentine,Lesley Lowes
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470691395
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 280
  • View: 5479
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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

Acute Stroke Nursing

Acute Stroke Nursing

  • Author: Jane Williams,Lin Perry,Caroline Watkins
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118699629
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 368
  • View: 2038
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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

Nursing Care Planning Guides

Nursing Care Planning Guides

For Adults in Acute, Extended, and Home Care Settings

  • Author: Susan Puderbaugh Ulrich,Suzanne Weyland Canale
  • Publisher: W B Saunders Company
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 897
  • View: 4625
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This practical, comprehensive resource helps nurses plan individualized care for clients in the medical-surgical, extended care, or home care environments. It covers more than 70 individual disorders with detailed care plans. The book also includes an Online Care Planner that allows users to edit and print nursing diagnosis care plans.

Pediatric Acute Care

Pediatric Acute Care

  • Author: Karin Reuter-Rice,Beth Bolick
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
  • ISBN: 1449650988
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 1378
  • View: 4535
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Pediatric Acute Care: A Guide for Interprofessional Practice is an ideal reference for practice and a resource for training health care professionals who care for pediatric patients in emergency, transport, inpatient, or critical care settings. With contributions from more than 200 practicing clinicians and experts from the US and Canada, it represents a wide-variety of disciplines including medicine, nursing, pharmacy, child life, nutrition, law, oriental medicine, education, public health, and psychology. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.