The Fourth Edition of this best-selling book has been completely revised and updated. To continue to support the expanding role of the nurse specialist, there are new sections on the management of conditions such as pyelonephritis, pneumonia, croup, and exacerbations of asthma and COPD. The simple, clear and easy to use format enables practice nurses, nurse practitioners, health visitors, midwives, and school nurses to access the current procedures for dealing with the routine situations they are likely to encounter in their daily practice. Now spiral bound, this new edition is even more suitable for quick reference during the consultation.
Gina Johnson and Ian Hill-Smith both General Practitioners, National Minor Illness Centre (NMIC), Kingfisher Practice, Luton
Foreword to the Fourth Edition. Preface to the Fourth Edition. About the editors and contributors. Acknowledgements. The nurses' perspective on changes and safe practice in primary care. Introduction. Fever and flu-like illness. Respiratory tract infections. Ear, nose and throat. Eyes. Head, neck and back. Skin. Abdomen. Women's health. Mental health. Injuries. Management of minor illness. Specialist nurses' formulary. Resources. Abbreviations. Index