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The Syringe Driver

The Syringe Driver

Continuous Subcutaneous Infusions in Palliative Care

  • Author: Andrew Dickman,Jennifer Schneider,Associate Professor Pharmacy Jennifer Schneider, M.D. Aud
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198733720
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  • Page: 608
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The syringe driver is a simple and cost-effective method of delivering a continuous subcutaneous infusion (CSCI). A CSCI provides a safe and effective way of drug administration and can be used to maintain symptom control in patients who are no longer able to take oral medication. There have been several developments in this field since the third edition of this highly successful book. The text in this edition has been completely revised, incorporating new treatment options and an extensive list of new compatibility data. This book serves as a valuable reference source, providing comprehensive review of syringe driver use and administration of drugs by CSCI. The first chapter provides an overview of syringe drivers and CSCIs, including a useful array of frequently asked questions. The second chapter provides information about the chemistry of drug incompatibility and degradation. The third chapter comprises revised and referenced information relating to most drugs likely to be administered by CSCI using a syringe driver. The fourth chapter discusses the control of specific symptoms that are often encountered when CSCIs are required. The fifth and final chapter contains an extensive, referenced list of compatibility and stability data relating to drug combinations administered by CSCI.

Palliative Care for Care Homes

Palliative Care for Care Homes

A Practical Handbook

  • Author: Christine Reddall
  • Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
  • ISBN: 184619248X
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 167
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Care home workers increasingly work with people nearing the end of their lives, including people with medically complex conditions. However, many do not have a medical background and find that practical advice on how to address these people's very specific needs is scarce. In this book, Christine Reddall draws on almost four decades of nursing experience to create a clear and easy-to-read handbook primarily for workers caring for the dying in care homes, but which will also be of interest to family members caring for relatives with life-threatening conditions.'This is a resource book to provide information on palliative care. It is designed primarily to help carers who work in care homes of all categories. To my knowledge, this is the first book written solely for carers working in care homes that addresses the issues of caring for someone with palliative care needs. However, people with whom I have spoken to about this book, or who have read parts of it, have all said that it would also be a helpful resource to non-professional family carers who care for a family member in their own home. The style of this book is designed to be readable by all levels of carers, and I have endeavoured to keep the language and text as 'non-medical' as possible. I have tried to put myself in the shoes of carers, especially those without medical training, and think of what they want to know when caring for someone with a life threatening illness'

Palliative Care

Palliative Care

  • Author: Christina Faull,Kerry Blankley
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191006807
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 160
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The care of patients with advanced and terminal illness can be extremely rewarding but often causes professionals a considerable amount of discomfort. This is especially so when you feel under confident in your abilities to provide a high quality of symptom management and relief from distress and to communicate appropriately with patients. Patients with advanced disease present some of the most challenging ethical, physical, psychological and social issues to clinicians and indeed to society. Patients need us to be knowledgeable, skilful and understanding. The fully revised and updated new edition of Palliative Care outlines the fundamental principles and facts which will enable you to make a very real difference to your patients and their families. Information is provided in an accessible, user-friendly way and covers a wide range of physical and non-physical symptom management. Multi-professional team work is addressed, as is the role and support of families. There is also a consideration of the dilemmas and decisions that may be encountered by doctors around the end of a patient's life. This practical resource, designed to provoke contemplative professional development, and enhance learning will be essential reading for nursing and medical practitioners, and other professionals who support patients in their homes, in care homes, and in hospital.

Primary Palliative Care

Primary Palliative Care

Dying, Death and Bereavement in the Community

  • Author: Rodger Charlton
  • Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781857755732
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 234
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This book is intended for all those who not only have to give bad news but who are also keen to give as much help and support as possible to partners and families - both immediately and during remission relapse terminal illness dying or grieving. Although it concentrates on the somewhat neglected interests of relatives much of it is very relevant to the care of patients. It is of use in a hospital environment and in primary care and readers including doctors nurses social workers and spiritual advisers will value it both when they are in training and perhaps especially in the years after qualification.

The Physics, Clinical Measurement and Equipment of Anaesthetic Practice for the FRCA

The Physics, Clinical Measurement and Equipment of Anaesthetic Practice for the FRCA

  • Author: Patrick Magee,Mark Tooley
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199595151
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 417
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Fully updated and revised, this second edition details the physics, clinical measurement and equipment of anaesthetic practice for anaesthesia and critical care trainees. This book clearly explains and discusses this difficult area of learning and practice.

Clinical Nursing Practices E-Book

Clinical Nursing Practices E-Book

Guidelines for Evidence-Based Practice: E-Book

  • Author: Elizabeth Jamieson,Janice M. McCall,Lesley A. Whyte
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0702033383
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 432
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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is a well-known text that provides guidelines for over 40 common nursing procedures carried out by carers in a variety of settings. The development of competence in these practices is one of the most important aspects of pre-registration programmes, and this is one of the few UK-based texts that takes an educational approach to these practices as opposed to a purely procedure-driven approach. As in previous editions, the emphasis is on a holistic approach with the recognition that each patient is a unique individual. Each procedure contains rationale and information for patient education in addition to step by step guidance. Skills explained step by step to facilitate learning The comprehensive range of procedures including advanced practices will give readers confidence when they begin clinical work Relevance to hospital and community settings makes it applicable to a wide audience The rationale sections link to the evidence-base thereby ensuring best practice

Calculating Drug Doses Safely E-Book

Calculating Drug Doses Safely E-Book

A Handbook For Nurses and Midwives

  • Author: George Downie,Jean Mackenzie,Arthur Williams
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0702049875
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 216
  • View: 300
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This book is designed to help nurses make accurate drug calculations and improve patient safety. It is written in an accessible style to make learning as easy as possible. The simple, clear and friendly approach will be a major help to anyone who hates maths. Real examples from prescriptions and medicine labels are used to simulate actual practice and help make the link with the theory. The range of specialties covered makes the content relevant to all areas of nursing practice. Real-life examples taken from prescriptions and medicine labels will help nurses to relate the mathematical theory to everyday clinical practice Revision of the underlying arithmetic ensures a solid basis A stepped approach allows readers to proceed at their own pace More advanced material is included to suit a range of abilities New ‘How to use this book’ section More examples relating to renal, ITU, drug dosing, fluid balance and a wider range of examples Text restructured so less intimidating material is at the beginning e.g. molarity comes later Level of examples and exercises made clearer

Skills for Midwifery Practice

Skills for Midwifery Practice

  • Author: Ruth Johnson,Wendy Taylor
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0702044253
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 432
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This title is now out of print. A new version with e-book is available under ISBN 9780702044809. This highly acclaimed step-by-step guide provides the relevant physiology, available evidence and rationale for each clinical skill. In a highly readable format, 'Skills for Midwifery Practice' offers self-assessment and short summaries, as well as detailed instruction on achieving a range of clinical skills. Tells you everything you need to know about: Abdominal examination Assessment of maternal and neonatal vital signs Infection control Hygiene needs Elimination management Drug administration Intrapartum and other related childbearing skills Assessment of the baby Infant nutrition Phlebotomy and intravenous therapy Moving and handling Perioperative skills Wound management Restricted mobility management Cardiopulmonary resuscitation for the woman and baby An essential midwifery textbook that covers the fundamental practical tasks required of the student Clear layout ensures easy access to information Highly illustrated to aid understanding Designed to improve competency when delivering basic skills Expanded chapter on the skills used during the first stage of labour Application of national guideline for the management of care Postnatal examination Discussion of the use of infrared touch/non-touch thermometry techniques Specific information on locating pulse sites More on SATS monitoring Increased information on the skills for the second stage of labour, infant feeding and daily examination of the baby Greater reference to infection control protocols and the reduction of hospital-acquired infections.

Nursing Times, Nursing Mirror

Nursing Times, Nursing Mirror

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  • Publisher: N.A
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Pharmacology and Medicines Management for Nurses E-Book

Pharmacology and Medicines Management for Nurses E-Book

  • Author: George Downie,Jean Mackenzie,Arthur Williams,Caroline Milne
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0702033332
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 576
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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. An understanding of medicines and their effects on patients remains a crucial area of nursing knowledge. This book provides a thorough foundation upon which nurses can build their clinical experience to achieve competence. It not only provides information on the actions of drugs on the body but also gives clear guidance on the practical aspects of medicines management in both hospital and community. Organisation of the text broadly follows the British National Formulary for ease of use. Management of medicines linked to their therapeutic use Medicine administration linked with relevant care of patients where possible Basic principles of clinical pharmacology underpin the therapeutic chapters A chapter on the role of patients and carers is included All content revised in the light of changes in drug therapy, clinical practice and medicines management including nurse prescribing Key objectives for each chapter Self-assessment exercises with answers More detail relating to palliative care; nurse prescribing A new section on Intensive Therapy Totally redesigned in two colours with improved design and page layout, and better illustrations