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Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nursing Students

Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nursing Students

  • Author: Sarah Ashelford,Justine Raynsford,Vanessa Taylor
  • Publisher: Learning Matters
  • ISBN: 1473943728
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 344
  • View: 7455
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Carefully designed to provide an integrated introduction to both the biology of disease and the therapeutic agents that are used to manage them, this book considers the underlying pathology of many common illnesses and diseases but by focusing on those conditions which have a pharmacological intervention is able to provide nurses with a broader understanding of bioscience that reflects care given in practice. It covers the basics of pharmacology, the core pathological concepts of inflammation, infection and cancer as well as a systems-based consideration of the pathophysiology and relevant pharmacology of common disorders. Providing the ideal starting point for student nurses to develop a robust, integrated knowledge of human disease and pharmacology, this book will enable them to provide care based on up-to-date knowledge of this important subject.

Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nursing Students

Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nursing Students

  • Author: Sarah Ashelford,Vanessa Taylor,Justine Raynsford
  • Publisher: Learning Matters
  • ISBN: 1473943736
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 344
  • View: 3360
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Carefully designed to provide an integrated introduction to both the biology of disease and the therapeutic agents that are used to manage them, this book considers the underlying pathology of many common illnesses and diseases but by focusing on those conditions which have a pharmacological intervention is able to provide nurses with a broader understanding of bioscience that reflects care given in practice. It covers the basics of pharmacology, the core pathological concepts of inflammation, infection and cancer as well as a systems-based consideration of the pathophysiology and relevant pharmacology of common disorders. Providing the ideal starting point for student nurses to develop a robust, integrated knowledge of human disease and pharmacology, this book will enable them to provide care based on up-to-date knowledge of this important subject.

Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nursing Students

Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nursing Students

  • Author: Sarah Ashelford,Vanessa Taylor,Justine Raynsford
  • Publisher: Learning Matters Limited
  • ISBN: 9781473906594
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: N.A
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A user friendly book that breaks down a complex subject into clear and understandable chapters providing appropriate depth for busy nursing students. It integrates both pathology and pharmacology to help students understand the relationship between the two.

Health Promotion and Public Health for Nursing Students

Health Promotion and Public Health for Nursing Students

  • Author: Daryl Evans,Dina Coutsaftiki,C. Patricia Fathers
  • Publisher: Learning Matters
  • ISBN: 1526412128
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 176
  • View: 9936
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Preventing illness and improving the general health of the population is a vital priority for the health service with nurses expected to play a central role. Written using clear language this book explains what health promotion is and how it interacts with public health. It shows how health promotion can be implemented while drawing on the main theories, models and evidence that inform practice. The book covers the essential topics like lifestyle changes, health screening and patient education giving you the necessary tools and confidence to integrate health promotion into your day to day nursing practice. Transforming Nursing Practice is a series tailor made for pre-registration student nurses. Each book in the series is: Affordable Mapped to the NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters Focused on applying theory to practice Full of active learning features ‘The set of books is an excellent resource for students. The series is small, easily portable and valuable. I use the whole set on a regular basis.’ - Fiona Davies, Senior Nurse Lecturer, University of Derby

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: 147392751X
  • 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.

Understanding Research for Nursing Students

Understanding Research for Nursing Students

  • Author: Peter Ellis
  • Publisher: Learning Matters
  • ISBN: 1473967635
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 176
  • View: 3883
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Do your students find research difficult to engage with or want a textbook that is easy to read? Right from the start of their programme it is crucial for nursing students to be able to understand and evaluate current research to support their learning. This book helps students recognise what good research is by providing an introductory guide to the main research methodologies used in nursing. It simplifies complex terminology and puts research into context for nursing students, with clear examples and case studies. Key features · Written in clear, easy to follow language · Each chapter is linked to relevant NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters · A companion website with 9 podcasts to bring topics from the book to life.

Critical Thinking and Writing for Nursing Students

Critical Thinking and Writing for Nursing Students

  • Author: Bob Price,Anne Harrington
  • Publisher: Learning Matters
  • ISBN: 1473967546
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 208
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This book is a clear and practical guide to help students develop critical thinking, writing and reflection skills. It explains what critical thinking is and how students should use it throughout their nursing programme. This new edition also provides an innovative new framework that helps students appreciate different levels of critical thinking and reflection to help nursing students appreciate the requirements of degree level study. The book demonstrates the transferable nature of critical thinking and reflection from academic contexts to the real practice of nursing. Key features Clear and straightforward introduction to critical thinking directly written for nursing students, with chapters relating the subject to specific study and practice contexts Student examples and scenarios throughout, including running case studies from four nursing students and further annotated examples of student’s work on the website Each chapter is linked to the new NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters

Nursing Adults with Long Term Conditions

Nursing Adults with Long Term Conditions

  • Author: Jane Nicol
  • Publisher: Learning Matters
  • ISBN: 147393351X
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 184
  • View: 9410
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Focusing on the relevant knowledge and skills essential for effective care for people living with long-term conditions, this book covers everything from the impact of long-term conditions across the lifespan and the therapeutic relationship to symptom management, case management and advance care planning. All activities, scenarios and case studies have been updated in light of the 6 Cs agenda to reflect the contemporary landscape of care, and to bring in recommendations from the Francis Report. With integrated care and partnership working as themes within the book, it now includes more on the shift to community-based care and considers the complexity of mental health and how it may be affected by physical conditions.

Passing Calculations Tests for Nursing Students

Passing Calculations Tests for Nursing Students

Advice, Guidance and Over 400 Online Questions for Extra Revision and Practice

  • Author: Susan Starkings,Larry Krause
  • Publisher: Learning Matters
  • ISBN: 1473917670
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 144
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With an easy to use format, this book is all your students need to face calculations tests with confidence and pass first time. It teaches simple numeracy skills that will stand them in good stead both during your initial nurse training and during their career in practice. Now with a dedicated website study.sagepub.com/starkingskrause3e accompanying the book providing further questions and practice, interactive tests, a flashcard glossary and more. Inside you’ll find: · over 360 practice questions with an extra 400+ available online · easy to understand explanations that take the fear out of maths · a diagnostic chapter to help students identify problem areas · activities, scenarios and case studies from every day nursing situations

Patient Assessment and Care Planning in Nursing

Patient Assessment and Care Planning in Nursing

  • Author: Lioba Howatson-Jones,Mooi Standing,Susan Roberts
  • Publisher: Learning Matters
  • ISBN: 1473927463
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 184
  • View: 7769
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Nurses of the future need to accurately assess people of all ages, with varying mental and physical problems, across different settings and with changing health needs. This book introduces student nurses and novice practitioners to the assessment process enabling them to identify patient problems in order for solutions to be planned and implemented. Linked to the NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for degree-level education, and with detailed case studies and scenarios demonstrating practical application of key theory, the book encourages critical thinking and urges students to consider the social, cultural, psychological and environmental factors as well as the physical symptoms that may be present when making assessments.

Essentials of Pharmacology for Nurses

Essentials of Pharmacology for Nurses

  • Author: Paul Barber,Deborah Robertson
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 0335245668
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 216
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This ideal starter text for student nurses aims to make pharmacology less intimidating and focuses on the knowledge needed at pre-registration level in order to practice as a newly qualified nurse, in a variety of different settings.

Medicines Management in Adult Nursing

Medicines Management in Adult Nursing

  • Author: Elizabeth Lawson,Dawn L. Hennefer
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9781844458431
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 192
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Correct medicines management for adults is a crucial skill that adult nursing students must develop in order to provide safe care to their patients. This book specifically supports pre-registration students in meeting the required competencies for medicines management needed to pass formal assessment and qualify as an adult nurse. It is clearly structured around the NMC Essential Skills Clusters for medicines management, covering legal aspects, drugs calculations, administration, storage, record keeping, introductory pharmacology, patient communication and contextual issues in medication. The book is written in user-friendly language and uses patient scenarios to explain concepts and apply theory to practice.

Clinical Judgement and Decision Making in Nursing

Clinical Judgement and Decision Making in Nursing

  • Author: Mooi Standing
  • Publisher: Learning Matters
  • ISBN: 152641256X
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 248
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Clinical decision-making is an indispensable facet of professional nursing care. It is essential that students develop sound decision-making skills in order to deal with the challenges they will encounter as registered nurses. This book enables pre-registration nursing students to understand, develop and apply these skills in order to practise safely and effectively. The structure of the book helps the student progress in effective decision-making right from the first to final year of their programme. The book links theory to previous students’ experiences and clinical scenarios to show how to use these skills in practice. Transforming Nursing Practice is a series tailor made for pre-registration student nurses. Each book in the series is: Affordable Mapped to the NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters Focused on applying theory to practice Full of active learning features

Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology

Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology

An Essential Guide for Nursing and Healthcare Students

  • Author: Ian Peate
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119219493
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 624
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Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology continues to be an accessible and comprehensive introductory text to pathophysiology, written specifically for nursing and healthcare students to assist in the understanding of human anatomy, and the complex disease patterns that affect normal physiology. Thoroughly updated, and with full-colour illustrations throughout, this new edition incorporates additional learning features including reflective questions at the end of each chapter, investigation boxes, medication alerts, red flags to indicate essential information to be aware of when providing care, vital signs boxes relating to physiological measurements as well as inclusion of the National Early Warning Score. With emphasis placed on a multidisciplinary approach, Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology highlights the importance of contemporary, safe, and effective practice in an environment in which the delivery of care is constantly evolving.

Drug Calculations for Nurses, 4th Edition

Drug Calculations for Nurses, 4th Edition

A step-by-step approach, Fourth Edition

  • Author: Robert Lapham
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1482248468
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 334
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The administration of drug treatments in hospitals has become increasingly complex. It sometimes involves potent drugs that may be fatal if administered incorrectly. The ability to perform drug calculations accurately is therefore paramount to prevent placing patients at risk. Drug Calculations for Nurses: A Step-by-Step Approach teaches healthcare professionals how to perform drug calculations with confidence and competence. It provides step-by-step guidance to carry out accurate drug calculations, with units and drug strengths clearly explained. This bestselling pocket-size book begins with the basic mathematical skills required to perform calculations, including tips on estimating answers. It then covers drug strengths and concentrations, dosage calculations, IV infusion therapies, and pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Two separate chapters focus on children and the elderly, addressing specific challenges encountered in these populations. Helpful worked examples, key points, and objectives are included in every chapter. Useful tables with common prescription abbreviations, estimation of renal function, and body surface area estimates are easily accessible through the appendices. This new edition comes with an online pre-test enabling readers to benchmark their knowledge. Specific weaknesses can then be identified and addressed in the printed book. Also included is a revision test that allows readers to assess their ability to perform drug calculations after completing the book.

Evidence-based Practice in Nursing

Evidence-based Practice in Nursing

  • Author: Peter Ellis
  • Publisher: Learning Matters
  • ISBN: 1473968097
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 192
  • View: 3188
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Do your students ever struggle to grasp what exactly constitutes evidence or struggle to see how it applies to practice? Would you like them to feel more confident about critiquing evidence? The need for an evidence base for nursing practice is widely accepted. However, what constitutes evidence and how nurses might apply it to practice is not always clear. This book guides nursing students through the process of identifying, appraising and applying evidence in nursing practice. It explores a wide range differing sources of evidence and knowledge, and helps students to develop key skills of critiquing research and using evidence in clinical decision making.

Legal Aspects of Nursing

Legal Aspects of Nursing

  • Author: Bridgit Dimond
  • Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
  • ISBN: 1292001852
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 864
  • View: 6235
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Now in its seventh edition, Bridgit Dimond’s Legal Aspects of Nursing is the definitive guide to the essential law that nurses and healthcare professionals need to know. Written in an engaging style, the book shows the application of the law to everyday nursing situations showing the relevance and importance of legal considerations to nursing practice. The book covers the legal system and legal issues relating to medicine in general, before examining more specific areas, such as children and the elderly.

Transforming Presence

Transforming Presence

The Difference that Nursing Makes

  • Author: Margaret A Newman
  • Publisher: F.A. Davis
  • ISBN: 0803620500
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 117
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One of nursing's foremost theorists, Margaret Newman, expands her theory of Health as Expanding Consciousness, a theory that emphasizes the healing and transformative nature of nursing. Her work focuses on allowing people to explore how diseases and disorders affect their life. . . how a patient's life changes because of illness. . . and how a patient begins to look at life in a different way.

The Future of Nursing

The Future of Nursing

Leading Change, Advancing Health

  • Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 0309208955
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 700
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The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.

Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care

Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care

  • Author: Diana J. Mason,Deborah B. Gardner,Judith K. Leavitt,Mary W. Chaffee,Eileen T. O'Grady
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0323241441
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 753
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Featuring analysis of cutting-edge healthcare issues and first-person stories,Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 7th Edition is the leader in helping students develop skills in influencing policy in today's changing health care environment. Approximately 150 expert contributors present a wide range of topics in this classic text, providing a more complete background than can be found in any other policy textbook on the market. Discussions include the latest updates on conflict management, health economics, lobbying, the use of media, and working with communities for change. With these insights and strategies, you'll be prepared to play a leadership role in the four spheres in which nurses are politically active: the workplace, government, professional organizations, and the community. Comprehensive coverage of healthcare policies and politics provides a broader understanding of nursing leadership and political activism, as well as complex business and financial issues.Taking Action essays include personal accounts of how nurses have participated in politics and what they have accomplished.Expert authors make up a virtual Nursing Who's Who in healthcare policy, sharing information and personal perspectives gained in the crafting of healthcare policy.Winner of several American Journal of Nursing "Book of the Year" awards! NEW! Nine new chapters ensure you have the most up-to-date information on key topics such as ethical dimensions of policy and politics, patient engagement, public health, women's reproductive health, emergency preparedness, new health insurance exchanges, and much more.NEW! The latest information and perspectives are provided by nursing leaders who influenced health care reform, including theAffordable Care Act.NEW! Emphasis on evidence-based policy throughout the text.NEW! A list of online resources is included in most chapters for further study.