Adult Nursing at a Glance (At a Glance (Nursing and Healthcare))

Adult Nursing at a Glance (At a Glance (Nursing and Healthcare))

By: Andree Le May (author)Paperback

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Everything you need to know about Adult Nursing...at a Glance! Adult Nursing at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision for Adult Nursing students from the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series. This title blends up-to-date evidence and essential knowledge from expert experience of nursing practice, research and teaching, in an easy-to-follow guide for student and newly qualified nurses. Adult Nursing at a Glance covers the essential components of excellent nursing, highlighting the skills that all students need to develop from the outset of their studies, and encompassing organisational and leadership skills. With an emphasis on patient care and dignity, this title is the perfect guide to healthcare delivery, management and professional development. Follows a simple structure based around systems of the body for quick access to information, with the most common disorders of these systems Is accompanied by a comprehensive companion website with self-testing features Ward and Primary Care covered throughout the text Contains all the information you need to provide the best patient care, including care planning, symptom control, communication and health promotion.

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About Author

Andree le May is Professor of Nursing within the School of Health Sciences, at the University of Southampton.

Contents

About this book viii Acknowledgements ix How to use your revision guide x About the companion website xiv Section 1 Essentials of excellent nursing care 1 Fundamentals of nursing care 2 1 Fundamentals of nursing care 2 Communication 4 2 Communication 4 3 Documentation 6 Assessment and monitoring 8 4 Assessment and monitoring 8 5 Eating and drinking 10 Symptom control and management 12 6 Symptom control and management 12 7 Breathlessness 14 8 Diarrhoea and constipation 16 9 Nausea and vomiting 18 10 Pain and discomfort 19 11 Incontinence 20 12 Nursing older people 21 13 Nursing people at the end of life 22 Risk assessment and management 24 14 Risk assessment and management 24 15 Medicines management 26 16 Pre- and post-operative care 28 17 Moving and positioning 30 18 Infection prevention and control 31 19 Adult basic life support 32 20 In-hospital resuscitation 34 21 Wound management 36 Health education and promotion 39 22 Health education and promotion 39 Discharge planning 40 23 Discharge planning 40 Evaluation 42 24 Evaluation 42 Research and service development 43 25 Research and service development 43 Section 2 Nursing people with common disorders 44 Nursing people with cardiovascular disorders 46 26 Nursing people with cardiovascular disorders 46 27 Signs, symptoms, assessment and emergencies 48 28 Nursing people with hypertension 50 29 Nursing people with coronary heart disease (stable angina) 52 30 Nursing people with CHD (acute coronary syndromes) 54 31 Nursing people with arrhythmias 56 32 Nursing people with valve disease 58 33 Nursing people with heart failure 60 34 Nursing people with aneurysms 62 35 Nursing people with peripheral vascular disease 64 Nursing people with respiratory disorders 66 36 Nursing people with respiratory disorders 66 37 Signs, symptoms, assessment and emergencies 68 38 Nursing people with respiratory failure 70 39 Nursing people with respiratory infections 72 40 Nursing people with asthma 74 41 Nursing people with COPD 76 Nursing people with digestive disorders 78 42 Nursing people with digestive disorders 78 43 Signs, symptoms, assessment and emergencies 80 44 Nursing people with infections of the digestive system 82 45 Nursing people with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease 84 46 Nursing people with stomach disorders 86 47 Nursing people with intestinal disorders 88 48 Nursing people with disorders of the intestines and anal canal 90 49 Nursing people with liver disorders 92 50 Nursing people with gallstone disease 94 51 Nursing people with pancreatitis 96 Nursing people with renal and urinary disorders 98 52 Nursing people with renal and urinary disorders 98 53 Signs, symptoms, assessment and emergencies 100 54 Nursing people with glomerulonephritis 102 55 Nursing people with acute renal failure 104 56 Nursing people with chronic renal failure 106 57 Nursing people with urinary calculi 108 58 Nursing people with urinary tract infections 110 Nursing people with blood/lymph disorders 112 59 Nursing people with blood/lymph disorders 112 60 Signs, symptoms, assessment and emergencies 114 61 Nursing people with anaemias 116 62 Nursing people with neutropenia 118 63 Nursing people with leukaemia 120 64 Nursing people with platelet/coagulation disorders 122 65 Nursing people with lymphomas 124 Nursing people with endocrine disorders 126 66 Nursing people with endocrine disorders 126 67 Summary of disorders of the endocrine system 128 68 Nursing people with diabetes mellitus 130 Nursing people with immune disorders 132 69 Nursing people with immune disorders 132 70 Signs, symptoms and emergencies 134 71 Nursing people with immunodeficiency and auto-immune diseases 136 Nursing people with skin disorders 138 72 Nursing people with skin disorders 138 73 Signs, symptoms and assessment 140 74 Nursing people with eczema or psoriasis 142 Nursing people with musculoskeletal disorders 144 75 Nursing people with musculoskeletal disorders 144 76 Signs, symptoms and assessment 146 77 Nursing people with disorders of bones 148 78 Nursing people with joint disorders 150 79 Nursing people with muscle disorders 152 Nursing people with nervous system disorders 154 80 Nursing people with nervous system disorders 154 81 Signs, symptoms, assessment and emergencies 156 82 Nursing people with CNS infections 158 83 Nursing people with epilepsy 160 84 Nursing people with vascular disorders of the brain 162 85 Nursing people with multiple sclerosis 164 86 Nursing people with Parkinson s disease 166 87 Nursing people with dementia 168 Nursing people with disorders of the eye or ear 170 88 Nursing people with disorders of the eye or ear 170 89 Nursing people with disorders of the eye 172 90 Nursing people with disorders of the ear 174 Nursing people with disorders of the reproductive system and breast 176 91 Nursing people with disorders of the reproductive system and breast 176 92 Nursing people with vaginal discharge or urethritis 178 93 Nursing men with disorders of the prostate gland 180 94 Nursing women having hysterectomies 182 95 Nursing people with breast lumps 184 Nursing people with cancer 186 96 Nursing people with cancer 186 Section 3 Essential skills: leadership and organisational 188 97 Leadership 190 98 Management 192 99 Managing people and difficult situations 194 100 Research utilisation 196 101 Time management 198 102 Continuing professional development 200 103 Practice development 202 Appendix: summary of key features of arrhythmias 204 References and further reading 205 Index 208

Product Details

  • publication date: 13/02/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781118474556
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9781118474556
  • weight: 648
  • ISBN10: 1118474554

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