High Dependency Nursing Care

Observation, Intervention and Support for Level 2 Patients

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Author: Tina Moore,Philip Woodrow

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415467942

Category: Medical

Page: 484

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Level 2 (highly dependent) patients are nursed in a variety of clinical areas. High Dependency Nursing Care has been written for pre qualified and post qualified students undertaking modules and placements to prepare them for nursing the acutely ill and nurses caring for these patients. Written by a team of nurses experienced in providing, supporting and developing high dependency care, it discusses practical issues and explores the current evidence base for clinical practice. This essential textbook covers the context of care with chapters on fundamental aspects, such as sleep, nutrition, pain management and stress. It goes on to look at the main causes of critical illness and the treatments often given, as well as the skills necessary for monitoring patients. Completely updated throughout, this second edition also includes new chapters on infection control, heart failure, tissue removal and transferring the sicker patient. High Dependency Nursing Care is: Comprehensive: it covers all the key areas of knowledge needed User-friendly: it includes learning outcomes, introductions, time out exercises, implications for practice, useful websites and up-to-date references Clearly written: by a team of experienced nurses Practically based: clinical scenarios provide stimulating discussion and revision topics

The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures

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Author: Lisa Dougherty,Sara Lister,Alex West-Oram

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111874666X

Category: Medical

Page: 848

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The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures has been the number one choice for nurses since it first published, over 30 years ago. One of the world's most popular books on clinical skills and procedures, it provides detailed procedure guidelines based on the latest research findings and expert clinical advice, enabling nurses and students to deliver clinically effective patient-focused care. The ninth edition of this essential, definitive guide, written especially for pre-registration nursing students, now includes a range of new learning features throughout each chapter that have been designed to support student nurses to support learning in clinical practice. Providing essential information on over 200 procedures, this manual contains all the skills and changes in practice that reflect modern acute nursing care.

Acute and Critical Care in Adult Nursing

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Author: Desiree Tait,Jane James,Catherine Williams,David Barton

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 147392751X

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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This book helps adult nursing students to competently manage care of critically and acutely ill patients, and to recognize and deal with the early signs of deterioration. The book takes a practical real-life approach to care, with each chapter focusing on patients with specific problems, then interweaving the knowledge and skills needed to care for that patient. New to this edition: · two new chapters focusing on the renal system and endocrine system · updates to include the latest evidence and guidelines from NICE · refreshed activities and scenarios reflecting current nursing practice.

Intensive Care Nursing

A Framework for Practice

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Author: Philip Woodrow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351864262

Category: Medical

Page: 24

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Especially written for qualified nurses working in intensive care units, this comprehensive text has been developed to be as accessible as possible. This fourth edition has been revised throughout to ensure the evidence base is completely up to date and the content reflects contemporary best practice. Intensive Care Nursing is structured in user-friendly sections. The chapters contain sections outlining the "fundamental knowledge" needed to understand key chapters, "implications for practice" boxes, further reading and resources overviews, "time out" sections for revision and clinical scenarios with questions included. Reviewed throughout by experienced practitioners and teachers, it covers: patient-focused issues of bedside nursing; the technical knowledge necessary to care safely for ICU patients; the more common and specialised disease processes and treatments encountered; how nurses can use their knowledge and skills to develop their own and others' practice. Written by a practice development nurse with a strong clinical background in intensive care nursing and experience of teaching nursing, Intensive Care Nursing is essential reading for nurses and health professionals working with seriously ill patients, particularly those undertaking post-registration training in the area.

Principles and Practice of High Dependency Nursing

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Author: Mandy Sheppard,Mike Wright (MBA.)

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070202712X

Category: Medical

Page: 374

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. This book provides invaluable information for nurses working in all acute hospital wards and departments including recovery units, high dependency units, acute surgical or medical wards, and accident and emergency units. Some chapters are devoted to specific clinical areas such as cardiac care and respiratory care, with others covering broader clinical issues such as pain management and post-operative care. The underpinning anatomy, physiology and pharmacology are included in relevant chapters. In all these areas there is a strong emphasis on clinical application. Chapters on non-clinical, yet vital, components of high dependency nursing are also included to address aspects such as the development, management, interpersonal and social issues associated with high dependency care. Focuses specifically on high dependency care making the book much more relevant for non-ITU nurses Includes the underpinning A & P and pharmacology to obviate the need for further purchase Covers management and professional aspects as well as psycho-social issues making the book comprehensive providing all they need to know Provides Learning Objectives in each chapter facilitate study and revision Offers numerous illustrations help to clarify and amplify the text Fully updated in line with recent developments in policy and practice e.g. the government report Comprehensive Critical Care (DoH 2000) and NSFs Improved layout via use of boxes and tables to make it easier to find relevant information New chapter on The development, growth and context of high dependency care. All chapters updated in terms of references and evidence-based practice

Intensive Care Medicine

Annual Update 2010

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Author: Jean-Louis Vincent

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441955623

Category: Medical

Page: 602

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The Update compiles the most recent developments in experimental and clinical research and practice in one comprehensive reference book. The chapters are written by well recognized experts in the field of intensive care and emergency medicine. It is addressed to everyone involved in internal medicine, anesthesia, surgery, pediatrics, intensive care and emergency medicine.

Handbook of Obstetric High Dependency Care

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Author: David Vaughan,Neville Robinson,Nuala Lucas,Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444340754

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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Concise practical guidance to managing an Obstetric High Dependency unit The team and clinical environment is the starting point for the Handbook of Obstetric High Dependency Care. The book discusses the structure and requirements of a unit, both clinically and in terms of equipment, protocols and management aims. The main sections cover the investigation, diagnosis and management of clinical disease resulting from pregnancy and incidental to it.

Caring for the Seriously Ill Patient 2E

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Author: Michael Macintosh,Tracey Moore

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482213249

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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As more critically ill patients are cared for on acute general wards rather than in ICUs, many nurses are having to cope with the particular problems of very sick patients without the specialist knowledge of an ICU trained nurse. This book considers the key issues surrounding the critical patient's care in the acute general hospital. The anatomy and physiology of each body system is explored, looking at the major associated conditions and illnesses and how the patient is assessed and monitored.

Nursing observation

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Author: Virginia B. Byers

Publisher: William C. Brown

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 106

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Foundations of Nursing Practice E-Book

Fundamentals of Holistic Care

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Author: Chris Brooker,Anne Waugh

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0723435340

Category: Medical

Page: 748

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is written specifically to meet the needs of nursing students undertaking the common foundation programme. It aims to explain how and why sensitive, holistic and evidence-based nursing care is carried out. Therefore it is relevant to students who will enter all branches of nursing and includes material that is both common to all and specific to each branch. The book aims to provide all students on foundation nursing and health care programmes with material of sufficient depth/breadth to achieve the NMC outcomes required for entry into the branch programmes. There is an emphasis not only on the theory that underpins nursing practice in the common foundation programme but also on nursing skills which form an increasingly emphasized part of the programme. The chapters have been reviewed by experts from each branch and also clinical skills to ensure the content reflects each branch accurately and appropriately. Emphasis on clinical skills & lifelong learning Realistic scenarios reinforce the need for patient/client-centred care with a holistic approach Activity boxes for all branches and age groups in each chapter ensure relevance to nurses in diverse settings An integrated approach to health promotion with activity boxes emphasises that health maintenance and promotion are central to contemporary nursing practice Reflection, critical thinking and research/appraisal skills are encouraged with a problem centred approach that will help to develop the skills needed to provide sensitive and effective, high quality care and to integrate theory with practice The emphasis on nursing/clinical skills underlines the importance of core skills - an integral part of the patient/client experience Cultural diversity is a core theme throughout The importance of evidence-based practice is highlighted and the text helps readers are assisted to acquire the skills to provide evidence-based care A wide range of general and branch-specific interactive boxes help to develop an understanding of some issues in other branches as well as the core issues that affect all nurses. Self- test questions and answers provide an opportunity for readers to take responsibility for and check their learning. Valuable learning tools are included: glossary of key terms, useful websites and references

Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

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Author: Kevin Sevarino

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135953554

Category: Medical

Page: 168

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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Critical Care Outreach

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Author: Lee Cutler,Wayne Robson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470029129

Category: Medical

Page: 296

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Following the publication of the department of health document - Comprehensive Critical Care (2000), the majority of hospitals in England have set up Critical Care Outreach Teams. The Government provided a significant sum of money for hospitals to set up outreach services. There are now calls for an evaluation of their impact. The book is set out in five key sections. Each section features chapters that address the conceptual and real life issues. In each section there is a chapter, set out as a case study example, demonstrating how innovative practices and service developments are going on around critical care outreach. The book will draw upon the knowledge, experience and clinical expertise of senior critical care nurses and doctors from a critical care network. The book will have a definite practical application and will provide tips to enhance practice. * Chapters contain useful 'how to' guides, prompts for critical thinking and case studies. * Very little has previously been published on this topic

Pathways of Care in Vascular Surgery

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Author: Jonathan D. Beard

Publisher: Tfm Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 364

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Following the success of its last symposium and bookentitled 'The Evidence for Vascular Surgery', the JointVascular Research Group (JVRG) brings you this book. Thebook describes recent developments and best practice invascular surgery, with an emphasis on multi-disciplinarycare pathways. It is based upon a symposium held inSheffield in ......

Social Trends

A Publication of the Government Statistical Service

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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Handbook of Paediatric Intensive Care

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Author: Gale A. Pearson

Publisher: Saunders Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 337

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HANDBOOK OF PEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE is a highly practical guide to the care of very sick children, giving clear and concise advice on diagnosis and management. The book is divided into two parts -- the first covers general topics that orient the reader to the environment of pediatric intensive care, the second takes an organ-system approach, with consideration of specific diagnoses and interventions.

Handbook of Patient Transportation

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Author: Terry Martin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781841100715

Category: Medical

Page: 194

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This book is a practically based text which provides easy-to-digest details on clinical management and the logistics of transport modes.

Keeping Patients Safe:

Transforming the Work Environment of Nurses

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Author: Committee on the Work Environment for Nurses and Patient Safety,Board on Health Care Services,Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309187362

Category: Medical

Page: 488

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Building on the revolutionary Institute of Medicine reports To Err is Human and Crossing the Quality Chasm, Keeping Patients Safe lays out guidelines for improving patient safety by changing nurses' working conditions and demands. Licensed nurses and unlicensed nursing assistants are critical participants in our national effort to protect patients from health care errors. The nature of the activities nurses typically perform - monitoring patients, educating home caretakers, performing treatments, and rescuing patients who are in crisis - provides an indispensable resource in detecting and remedying error-producing defects in the U.S. health care system. During the past two decades, substantial changes have been made in the organization and delivery of health care - and consequently in the job description and work environment of nurses. As patients are increasingly cared for as outpatients, nurses in hospitals and nursing homes deal with greater severity of illness. Problems in management practices, employee deployment, work and workspace design, and the basic safety culture of health care organizations place patients at further risk. This newest edition in the groundbreaking Institute of Medicine Quality Chasm series discusses the key aspects of the work environment for nurses and reviews the potential improvements in working conditions that are likely to have an impact on patient safety.