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A Nurse's Survival Guide to the Ward (A Nurse's Survival Guide 3rd Revised edition)

A Nurse's Survival Guide to the Ward (A Nurse's Survival Guide 3rd Revised edition)

By: Sharon L. Edwards (author), Ann Richards (author)Paperback

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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 yourselfHow to assess patientsClinical information on a wide range of conditionsImportant principles, procedures and investigationsHow to administer drugs safelyWhat to do in an emergencyAs 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


SECTION 1 Your job and its organization: Organizing yourself; Emergency situationsSECTION 2 Assessing and investigating: Identification of patient problems; Assessment; Observations and measurements; Procedures and investigations; Nursing care issuesSECTION 3 Procedures: General principles and procedures; Infection and its control; Fluid and electrolyte balance; Nutritional supportSECTION 4 A systems approach: The cardiovascular system; The respiratory system; The blood; The gastrointestinal system; The renal system; The nervous system; The endocrine system; Diseases of bones and joints; The immune system; Cancer; SurgerySECTION 5 Pharmacology; Drugs and the law: Administration of drugs; Nurse prescribing; Pharmacology in practice; Classification of drugs; PoisoningReferences; Further reading and useful websites;Appendix 1 Units of measurement; Appendix 2 Normal values; Appendix 3 Drug measurement and calculationsGlossary; Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780702046032
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 500
  • ID: 9780702046032
  • ISBN10: 0702046035
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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