A Nurse's Survival Guide to the Ward - Updated Edition

A Nurse's Survival Guide to the Ward - Updated Edition Edition 3

Editors: By Ann Richards, BA(Hons), MSc DipN(Lon), RGN,RNT and Sharon L. Edwards, EdD SFHEA NTF MSc PGCEA DipN(Lon) RN
ISBN: 9780702078316
Publication Date : Oct 30, 2018
Page Count: 480
Retail Price:
  • GBP: £24.99

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  • Description
  • About the Editor
  • Table of Contents
Description

Further to the success of the previous editions, A Nurse's Survival Guide to the Ward continues to be the indispensable guide to all the procedures and problems faced by nurses and healthcare professionals every day.

Whether you are a clinical practicing student or a qualified nurse, this book is the perfect straightforward reference for every doubt you might have about emergency situations, as well as assessments, clinical procedures and much more.

Key Features

What will you find in this updated edition:

  • Completely updated and revised content written by well-known authors with extensive experience in the field;

  • Up-to-date legal issues, health and safety, professional practice issues and ethics in nursing;
  • Expansions of areas such as oxygen administration, fluid and electrolyte balance and nutrition

New Features

    Completely updated and revised content written by well-known authors with extensive experience in the field;

    Up-to-date legal issues, health and safety, professional practice issues and ethics in nursing;

    Expansions of areas such as oxygen administration, fluid and electrolyte balance and nutrition

    About the Editor
    By Ann Richards, BA(Hons), MSc DipN(Lon), RGN,RNT, Associate Lecturer, The Open University, UK and Sharon L. Edwards, EdD SFHEA NTF MSc PGCEA DipN(Lon) RN , Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Allied Health, Buckinghamshire New University, Uxbridge, UK
    Table of Contents

    1 Your job and its organization

    1.1 Organizing your work

    1.2 Emergency situations

    2 Principles of adult nursing

    2.1 Legal issues

    2.2 Health and safety

    2.3 Professional practice issues

    2.4 Ethics in nursing

    3 Identification of patient problems

    3.1 Holistic approaches to care

    3.2 Assessment

    3.3 Observations and measurements

    3.4 Procedures and investigations

    3.5 Nursing care issues

    4 Fundamental procedures

    4.1 General principles

    4.2 Psychological issues

    4.3 Cultural issues

    4.4 Infection and its control

    4.5 Essential interventions

    5 A systems approach

    5.1 The cardiovascular system

    5.2 The respiratory system

    5.3 The blood

    5.4 The gastrointestinal system

    5.5 The renal system

    5.6 The nervous system

    5.7 The endocrine system

    5.8 Diseases of the bones and joints

    5.9 The immune system

    5.10 Cancer

    5.11 Surgery 

    6 Pharmacology

    6.1 Drugs and the law

    6.2 Medicines management

    6.3 Nurse prescribing

    6.4 Pharmacology in practice

    6.5 Classification of drugs

    6.6 Poisoning

    References

    Further Reading

    Appendix 1 Units of measurement

    Appendix 2 Normal values

    Appendix 3 Drug measurement and calculations

    Glossary