Acute Illness Management

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Author: Chris Mulryan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446241203

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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The prospect of caring for acutely ill patients has the potential to overwhelm students and newly qualified health professionals, with many reporting feelings of stress, fear and inexperience. In this context, Acute Illness Management arrives as an important and much needed text covering the fundamental aspects of care in the hospital setting. This book is designed to address the student's needs by equipping them with a practical understanding of the essential skills ranging from resuscitation to early intervention and to trauma care. It explains the rationale behind the key protocols of care highlighting the relationship between theory and practice. Key features include: -Up-to-date legal and ethical content. -Tips for analysing care decisions in a critical and effective manner, and -Reflective activities and self-assessment questions to cement learning. Acute Illness Management is an invaluable resource for students and qualified practitioners in nursing and other health professions.

Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) - E-Book

Measurement of Health Outcomes

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Author: Sue Moorhead,Marion Johnson,Meridean L. Maas,Elizabeth Swanson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323293808

Category: Medical

Page: 776

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Promoting safe and effective nursing care, Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC), 5th Edition standardizes the terminology and criteria needed to measure and evaluate outcomes that result from nursing interventions. Nearly 500 research-based nursing outcome labels — including 107 that are NEW to this edition — help to standardize expected patient outcomes. Specific indicators make it easier to evaluate and rate the patient in relation to outcome achievement. Written by an expert author team led by Sue Moorhead, this book is ideal for practicing nurses, students, educators, researchers, and administrators seeking to improve cost containment and patient outcomes. 490 research-based nursing outcome labels promote standardization of expected patient outcomes. Definitions, lists of indicators, publication facts lines, and references provide all of the information you need to understand outcomes. A label name, definition, set of indications, 5 point Likert measurement scale, a publication facts line, and selected references are presented for each outcomes. Linkages between NOC outcomes and 2012-2014 NANDA-I Diagnoses and Functional Health Patterns promote clinical decision-making. Core outcomes are included for specialty practice across care settings. 107 NEW outcome labels allow you to better define patient outcomes that are responsive to nursing care. NEW! Health Management class added to the NOC taxonomy includes outcomes that describe the individual’s role in the management of an acute or chronic condition.

Selective Antibiotic Use in Respiratory Illness: a Family Practice Guide

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Author: M.T. Everett

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401511438

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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The purpose of this book is to clarify the use of antibiotics in the management of the eommon respiratory illnesses seen in general practiee. The underlying philosophy, whieh embraees the avoidanee of unneeessary use, is that proper use entails a full understanding of the nature of the illness. The eoneept of seleetive antibiotie use reeognizes that respiratory illnesses eommonly eomprise multiple illness features, and that some of these features have a viral cause and some a bacterial one. In assessing antibiotic need, eaeh feature or eomponent part of an illness may be evaluated individually, so enabling adecision for antibiotie use in the illness as a whole. The nature of eaeh individual illness feature with its antibiotic indication is diseussed in sueeessive ehapters, and this aecumulated knowledge is of value in managing the more eomplex PUO and flu-like illnesses whieh are diseussed at the end of the book. The first two ehapters eneompass the principles of antibiotic use and the relationship between antibiotie preseribing and various states of the patient, e.g. allergy, pregnaney ete. An attempt has been made to justify every reeommendation or decision, and non-antibiotic management is diseussed where relevant.

A Nurse's Survival Guide to Acute Medical Emergencies E-Book

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Author: Richard N. Harrison,Lynda Daly

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070204900X

Category: Medical

Page: 452

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Are you working in an acute or emergency unit? This is an indispensable pocket guide to caring for patients with acute medical conditions. This book will help you to: Care for patients within the critical first 24 hours of admission Manage patients using the most up-to-date, evidence-based approach Understand the most-common emergency medical conditions and their underlying disease mechanisms Handle the patient’s assessment, understand the observations and manage their disease Easily obtain practical advice in a clear style Explains ‘what to tell the patient and relatives’ in jargon-free language Access information on SARS, avian influenza and bio-terrorism Improved sections on Acute Coronary Syndromes, non-invasive ventilation, acute stroke care, acute kidney injury and emergency oxygen treatment.

Chronic Disease Management, An Issue of Primary Care Clinics in Office Practice - E-Book

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Author: Brooke Salzman,Lauren Collins,Emily R Hajjar

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455744336

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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This issue covers topics central to the management of the patient with a chronic disease by taking a comprehenisve look at: Successful/Innovative Models in Chronic Disease Management, The Patient-Centered Medical Home, Self-Management Education and Support, Major Pharmacologic Issues in Chronic Disease Management, Health Information Technology, Community-Based Partnerships for Improving Chronic Disease Management, and Effective Strategies for Behavioral Change, Diabetes Management, CHF Management, Asthma Management, and Depression Management.

Pediatric Primary Care - E-Book

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Author: Catherine E. Burns,Ardys M. Dunn,Margaret A. Brady,Nancy Barber Starr,Catherine G. Blosser,Dawn Lee Garzon Maaks

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455742171

Category: Medical

Page: 1288

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Covering the full spectrum of health conditions seen in the primary care of children, Pediatric Primary Care, 5th Edition emphasizes both prevention and management from the unique perspective of the Nurse Practitioner. Written by an expert editor/contributor team, it provides in-depth, evidence-based guidance for assessing and managing health problems in children from infancy through adolescence. Other key topics include developmental theory, the health status of children today, issues of daily living, and cultural considerations. Four-part organization includes an introductory unit, plus units on child development, the health management of children, and diseases and disorders common to childhood. UNIQUE! Functional health patterns framework in Unit Three provides a lens for discussing health promotion through the various components of healthy living. UNIQUE! ICD framework in Unit Four addresses the classification used to code diseases in both hospital and outpatient settings. UNIQUE! Practice management chapter provides need-to-know information on managing a private healthcare practice, including issues of productivity, compliance with applicable laws, quality-of-care indicators, and successful business practices. UNIQUE! Environmental health chapter offers evidence-based content on the effects of environmental toxicants, such as tobacco smoke, heavy metals, and air pollutants. An 8-page color insert presents over 40 photos that visually demonstrate key assessment findings for ear, skin, and other conditions. NEW! Pediatric Pain Management chapter addresses the increased recognition of pain as the "fifth vital sign" with expanded coverage of acute and chronic pain management in children. Extensively revised and updated genetics chapter presents a new paradigm for addressing genetic considerations in clinical practice, including an introduction to epigenetics. Increased emphasis on health disparities explores the growing health disparities among children in the U.S and worldwide and provides strategies to help patients and parents gain accessibility to health care resources. NEW! Content on implementing a "medical home" explores the trend toward family-centered coordinated health care and fosters appropriate treatment for children with chronic disease. NEW! Updated coverage takes a more global approach, exploring the health status of children outside the U.S. Expanded imaging content offers valuable guidance on using various imaging modalities, including how to prepare the child for diagnostics.

The Minor Illness Manual

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Author: Gina Johnson,Chris Ellis (MB.)

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781857756968

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 221

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This fully revised third edition provides research-based protocols enabling nurses to manage a wide range of conditions based upon up-to-date research.

Mosby's Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage - E-Book

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Author: Sandy Fritz

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323291147

Category: Medical

Page: 752

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For success in practice, Mosby's Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage, 5th Edition provides you with a solid foundation in the fundamentals of massage therapy. Expert author Sandy Fritz shares her wealth of clinical expertise, keeping a consistent focus on clinical reasoning with an increased emphasis on competency-based outcomes. In addition to teaching you how to skillfully apply massage techniques, this text also covers important practice management topics such as ethics, legal issues, sanitation, hygiene, business practices, and professional development. Two DVDs bound in the book provide over three hours of video on techniques, body mechanics, case studies, and more, plus anatomy and physiology animations. Log in to the companion Evolve website for interactive games and learning exercises. Hundreds of full-color photos and illustrations visually clarify key concepts and demonstrate proper technique, draping procedures, body mechanics, and more. A combined workbook/textbook format encourages critical thinking with activities, short essays, fill-in-the-blank questions, labeling exercises, and more to help you review concepts from the book. General Protocol sections in the book, on the Evolve website, and on the companion DVD provide a guide for assessment and massage application, intervention and positioning recommendations, and a modifiable, step-by-step sequence to help you learn to develop care plans for specific clients. Electronic documentation coverage prepares you for today's increasingly digital workplace with examples from electronic record-keeping and office management software programs. Comprehensive coverage of content covered on the National Certification Exam (NCE), the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB), and the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) ensures you are ready to pass certification and licensure exams. Updated insurance reimbursement section features discussions of insurance procedures, appropriate charting, necessary paperwork, and how to manage reimbursement. Expanded massage therapy career content discusses the many career tracks available to massage therapists. Detailed Body Mechanics chapter addresses the use of proper body mechanics for a long and successful career and the most effective treatment. Practical Case Studies chapter offers case studies that help you understand how to apply key concepts to real-world clinical practice. Completely updated content keeps you current with the latest information needed to pass your exams and succeed in practice. NEW! Foot in the Door feature throughout the text outlines the professional traits valued by prospective employers. Available as a Pageburst digital textbook with additional interactive learning tools and electronic assets. Sold separately.

Clinical Companion to Medical-Surgical Nursing - E-Book

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Author: Sharon L. Lewis,Linda Bucher,Margaret M. Heitkemper,Shannon Ruff Dirksen

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323082777

Category: Medical

Page: 832

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Disorders section covers commonly encountered medical-surgical conditions in a consistent, clinically relevant presentation that includes: Definition/Description Pathophysiology Clinical Manifestations Complications Diagnostic Studies Collaborative Care (including Drug Therapy, where relevant) Nursing Management Goals Nursing Diagnoses (using the most current NANDA terminology) Nursing Interventions Patient and Caregiver Teaching Treatments and Procedures section provides need-to-know information on common medical-surgical treatments and procedures. Reference Appendix features key reference information commonly used in nursing practice, including laboratory values, commonly used formulas, and Spanish translations of key phrases. Patient teaching content is highlighted with a special icon, identifying information that patients and caregivers need to know about the care of various conditions. Cross-references to Lewis: Medical-Surgical Nursing, 8th Edition make it easy to locate more in-depth information.

Nursing Practice

Knowledge and Care

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Author: Ian Peate,Karen Wild,Muralitharan Nair

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118496795

Category: Medical

Page: 992

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Nursing Practice is the essential, textbook to supportyou throughout your entire nursing degree, from your first yearonwards. It explores all the clinical and professional issues thatyou need to know in one complete volume. Written in the context of the latest Nursing and MidwiferyCouncil Standards for Pre-Registration Nursing Education andthe Essential Skills Clusters, this book covers all fieldsof nursing: Adult, Child, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities andalso Maternity care, in both acute and community settings. Withfull colour illustrations, and plenty of activities anduser-friendly features throughout, this evidence-based textencompasses essential nursing theory and practice, providingstudents with information to support their success. Learning features in the book include: Hear it from the experts- tips and advice from real lifenurses, patients and their carers, and student nurses Red Flags- alerting the student to potential dangers Primary Care Considerations- informs students about care issuesin the community setting Fields boxes- giving further insight into other fields ofnursing, making the book relevant to all fields of nursingpractice Medicines Management boxes provide key information aboutmedicines Self-assessment and activities throughout A companion website to this title is available at ahref="http://www.wileynursingpractice.com/"www.wileynursingpractice.com/a Here you’ll find a range of resources for both the studentand the lecturer, including: Over 350 interactive multiple choice questions Flashcards Glossary Links to references and further reading Illustrations from the book Worksheets

Acute Kidney Injury

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Author: Claudio Ronco,Rinaldo Bellomo,John A. Kellum

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 3805582714

Category: Medical

Page: 463

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Acute kidney injury is defined as an abrupt change in serum creatinine and/or urine output, and a majority of patients admitted to the ICU have some evidence of the disorder. Unfortunately, treatment for this complex syndrome is as yet lacking and understanding is limited. An interdisciplinary panel of experts has contributed to this volume, illuminating some of the fundamental and complex aspects of the disorder ranging from pathophysiology to treatment, from emerging biomarkers to genetic polymorphisms. Other contributions focus on immunological issues or the many complications of acute kidney injury and co-morbid conditions encountered, covering the fundamentals as well as the latest developments. Moreover, important technical aspects of extracorporeal therapies including vascular access, anticoagulation or fluid composition are introduced, and different approaches to renal support from intermittent dialysis to continuous therapies and hybrid techniques are discussed. A description of advanced extracorporeal techniques of organ support and their role in the management of sepsis and acute kidney injury in the context of an overall strategy of multi-organ failure management concludes the discussions. This volume not only provides a practical and up-to-date summary of current knowledge and technology, but also imparts a fundamental understanding of the pathogenesis and likely future developments in this field. It also serves to challenge and re-examine the fundamental underlying assumptions we hold regarding critical illness in general and acute kidney injury in particular.

Primary Care of the Child With a Chronic Condition E-Book

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Author: Patricia Jackson Allen,Judith A. Vessey,Naomi Schapiro

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032308088X

Category: Medical

Page: 880

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Written by nurse practitioners for nurse practitioners, this one-of-a-kind resource provides the expert guidance you need to provide comprehensive primary care to children with special needs and their families. It addresses specific conditions that require alterations in standard primary care and offers practical advice on managing the major issues common to children with chronic conditions. A consistent format makes it easy to locate essential information on each condition. Plus, valuable resources help you manage the issues and gaps in health care coverage that may hinder quality care. This is the only book authored by Nurse Practitioners that focuses on managing the primary health care needs of children with chronic conditions. More than 60 expert contributors provide the most current information available on specific conditions. Comprehensive summary boxes at the end of all chronic conditions chapters provide at-a-glance access to key information. Resource lists at the end of each chronic condition chapter direct you to helpful websites, national organizations, and additional sources of information that you can share with parents and families. Updated references ensure you have access to the most current, evidence-based coverage of the latest research findings and management protocols. Four new chapters — Celiac Disease, Eating Disorders, Muscular Dystrophy, and Obesity — keep you up to date with the latest developments in treating these conditions. Autism content is updated with the latest research on autism spectrum disorders, including current methods of evaluation, identification, and management. Coverage of systems of care features new information on how to help families obtain high-quality and cost-effective coordinated services within our complex health care system. Easy-to-find boxes in the chronic conditions chapters summarize important information on treatment, associated problems, clinical manifestations, and differential diagnosis.

Care of the Acutely Ill Adult

An Essential Guide for Nurses

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Author: Fiona Creed,Christine Spiers

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199564388

Category: Medical

Page: 558

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Recent NICE guidance and restructuring of the way acute services are provided mean that nurses outside the traditional critical care environment are increasingly being called upon to recognize, assess, and treat the acutely ill patient. This book will equip nurses in more general wards with the knowledge and skills to care appropriately for the deteriorating patient in the clinical environment. It follows a systems-based approach, with each chapter incorporatinglearning outcomes, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, nursing management, and competence-based skills assessment. Case studies facilitate the linking of knowledge to practice. Other issues coveredinclude an exploration of why there is a need to develop acute care, the role of outreach, acute emergency situations, transfer of the acutely ill patient, caring for the post ITU patient, documentation in acute care, and continuing education and acute care delivery. The book is aimed at nurses who work in acute and high-dependency areas, as well as more general nurses who are increasingly dealing with the critically or acutely ill patient.

Hypertensive Disease in Pregnancy

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Author: Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

Publisher: JP Medical Ltd

ISBN: 9350909510

Category: Medical

Page: 191

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Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is the most common medical problem encountered during pregnancy, complicating 2-3% of pregnancies (Medscape). This book is a comprehensive guide to hypertensive disease in pregnancy. Beginning with an introduction to the condition and its diagnosis, the following chapters describe the management of different disorders caused by high blood pressure including treatment of preeclampsia, HELLP syndrome, hypertensive disorders in second and third stages of labour, and postpartum hypertension. Written by an internationally recognised author and editor team, many from the UK, this invaluable reference includes more than seventy images and illustrations. Key points Comprehensive guide to hypertensive disease in pregnancy Covers management of many disorders associated with high blood pressure in pregnancy Internationally recognised author and editor team, many from UK Includes more than 70 images and illustrations

Crisis Management in Anesthesiology E-Book

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Author: David M. Gaba,Kevin J. Fish,Steven K. Howard,Amanda Burden

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455738093

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 1910

The fully updated Crisis Management in Anesthesiology continues to provide updated insights on the latest theories, principles, and practices in anesthesiology. From anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists to emergency physicians and residents, this medical reference book will effectively prepare you to handle any critical incident during anesthesia. Identify and respond to a broad range of life-threatening situations with the updated Catalog of Critical Incidents, which outlines what may happen during surgery and details the steps necessary to respond to and resolve the crisis. React quickly to a range of potential threats with an added emphasis on simulation of managing critical incidents. Useful review for all anesthesia professionals of the core knowledge of diagnosis and management of many critical events. Explore new topics in the ever-expanding anesthesia practice environment with a detailed chapter on debriefing. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability.

Multimodal Treatment of Acute Psychiatric Illness

A Guide for Hospital Diversion

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Author: Justin M Simpson,Glendon L Moriarty

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231536097

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

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The multimodal treatment of acute psychiatric illness involves a set of integrated, systematic interventions that stabilize individuals with severe mental illness and help them avoid unnecessary psychiatric hospitalization. This volume focuses on those suffering from schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, severe anxiety, and substance dependence, and provides individual practitioners and professional teams with the tools for responding to crisis and delivering acute care. The authors bolster the text with real-world case examples, helpful diagrams, and printable worksheets.

Structured Oral Examination Practice for the Final FRCA

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Author: Rakesh Tandon

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191627097

Category: Medical

Page: 392

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Structured Oral Examination Practice for the Final FRCA offers well-researched, relevant, and carefully constructed questions with evidence-based answers. The book specifically addresses the new clinical emphasis in the FRCA examination, giving candidates an insight into the way the viva works, offering general guidance on examination techniques, and providing readily accessible information relating to a wide range of potential questions. The book is organized into 16 chapters, each offering trainees and trainers complete examinations as in the real structured oral examination, covering around 70 relevant topics. Each chapter includes clinical anaesthesia and basic science broadly organized into the six areas covered by the exam: long-cases, short-cases, applied anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and clinical measurement. The book also includes a hot topics chapter addressing recent advances beloved of examiners.