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

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SECTION 1 Your job and its organization: Organizing yourself; Emergency situations SECTION 2 Assessing and investigating: Identification of patient problems; Assessment; Observations and measurements; Procedures and investigations; Nursing care issues SECTION 3 Procedures: General principles and procedures; Infection and its control; Fluid and electrolyte balance; Nutritional support SECTION 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; Surgery SECTION 5 Pharmacology; Drugs and the law: Administration of drugs; Nurse prescribing; Pharmacology in practice; Classification of drugs; Poisoning References; Further reading and useful websites; Appendix 1 Units of measurement; Appendix 2 Normal values; Appendix 3 Drug measurement and calculations Glossary; Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 24/07/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780702046032
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 500
  • ID: 9780702046032
  • weight: 499
  • ISBN10: 0702046035
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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