cover image - A Nurse's Survival Guide to the Ward Elsevier eBook on Vitalsource (Retail Access Card),3rd Edition
ISBN: 9780702076732
Page Count: 500
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
List Price: $37.95

A Nurse's Survival Guide to the Ward Elsevier eBook on Vitalsource (Retail Access Card), 3rd Edition

by Ann Richards, BA(Hons), MSc DipN(Lon), RGN,RNT and Sharon L. Edwards, EdD SFHEA NTF MSc PGCEA DipN(Lon) RN
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cover image - A Nurse's Survival Guide to the Ward Elsevier eBook on Vitalsource (Retail Access Card),3rd Edition
ISBN: 9780702076732
Page Count: 500
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
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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.
  • This book will help you with

    • Organising your job and yourself
    • Assessing patients
    • Getting clinical information on a wide range of conditions
    • Important principles, procedures and investigations
    • Administering drugs safely
    • What to do in an emergency
    • Communication, legal health and safety issues
    • A new section on professional practice relates current issues to nursing practice
    • Updated drug section provides essential understanding of common drug classes
    • New resuscitation guidelines
  • 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
  • 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
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