This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. The most comprehensive UK Adult Nursing core text, is now in its third edition, for the next generation of nurses. It has been revised and updated to present the knowledge and skills required for competent, evidence-based nursing practice, whilst maintaining the thorough approach that was welcomed in the first two editions.
Section 1 Care of patients with common disorders Nursing practice: an introduction. The cardiovascular system. The respiratory system. The gastrointestinal system, liver and biliary tract. Endocrine and metabolic disorders. Genetic disorders. The reproductive systems and the breast. The urinary system. The nervous system. The musculoskeletal system. Blood disorders. Skin disorders. Disorders of the eye. Disorders of the ear, nose and throat. Disorders of the mouth. The immune system and infectious disease.
Section 2 Common patient problems and related nursing care
Stress. Shock. Pain. Fluid and electrolyte balance. Temperature control. Wound healing. Continence. Sleep.
Section 3 Nursing patients with special needs
The patient facing surgery. The patient who experiences trauma. unconscious patient. The critically ill patient. The patient with burns. The patient with cancer. The chronically ill person. The patient receiving palliative care. The patient in need of rehabilitation. The older person. People who use and abuse substances. The person with HIV/AIDS. Answers. Glossary. Appendices