Pathophysiology, Homeostasis and Nursing

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Author: Tonks Fawcett,Roger Watson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136475540

Category: Medical

Page: 128

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Nursing students quite often find it difficult to relate what they learn with respect to normal and abnormal physiology to patient care. In this useful text Roger Watson and Tonks Fawcett clearly explain: * the concept of homeostasis * the relevance of physiology to common disorders * the patient's response to these disorders * the appropriate nursing response. Each chapter is presented in a standard format with a brief outline of the relevant normal physiology and how homeostatic mechanisms normally cope. The student is led to understand what the patient with a specific disorder feels like and why, and is clearly instructed in what nursing action to take. Pathophysiology, Homeostasis and Nursing shows clearly how understanding physiology can improve nursing care and covers the main issues that relate to basic observations. It includes questions to help the reader test their knowledge as they go along and provides an accessible concise text for health care students, particularly nurses.

Physiology and Anatomy for Nurses and Healthcare Practitioners

A Homeostatic Approach, Third Edition

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Author: John Clancy,Andrew McVicar

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444165283

Category: Medical

Page: 768

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The third edition of Physiology and Anatomy for Nurses and Healthcare Practitioners: A homeostatic approach presents homeostasis as a dynamic concept that provides the basis for understanding health and well-being. It recognises how failure to respond to homeostatic disturbances results in imbalances responsible for signs and symptoms of ill-health, and describes how healthcare interventions seek to reverse those imbalances. Accompanied by colour illustrations and a description of related anatomy, the book provides an integrated explanation of body functioning. It discusses the organisation of the human body, main features and processes that must be controlled for health, the organ systems that act as homeostatic regulators, and effectors of homeostatic regulation. It also discusses influences on homeostasis and provides case studies that place examples of ill health and health care into the context of homeostasis. Features of the third edition include: An overview of microbiology and principles of infection management Expanded information on pharmacological principles and actions of the major classes of drugs Expanded discussion on physiological functions in relation to specific pathologies Updates on how the Human Genome project has impacted healthcare Additional case studies to illustrate the healthcare provider’s role as an external agent of homeostatic control Photographs of common clinical conditions Access to an accompanying website with supplemental information An essential physiology and anatomy text, this book guides readers through the basic structure and functions of the body systems to more complex issues of clinical disorders and healthcare practice. Coverage includes the cardiovascular, lymphatic, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems as well as skeletal muscle, embryo development, and circadian rhythms.

Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

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Author: Glenys Boxwell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135154600

Category: Medical

Page: 544

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Thoroughly revised and updated, this new edition of Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing is a comprehensive, evidence-based text for nurses and midwives caring for sick newborn babies. Written by and for nurses, it concentrates on the common problems occurring within the neonatal intensive care unit. This user-friendly text will enable nurses to recognise, rationalise and remedy these problems using both a multi-systems and an evidence-based approach. Individual chapters include: Professional Development • Developmentally-focused Nursing Care • Resuscitation of the Newborn • Management of Thermal Stability • Management of Respiratory Disorders • Cardiovascular Management • Brain Injury in the Preterm Infant • Haematological Problems • Pain Management • Fluid and Electrolyte Balance • Nutritional management • Neonatal Infection • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures • Neonatal Anaesthesia • Surgical Aspects of Neonatal Intensive Care • Neonatal Transport • Family Support • Ethics and Neonatal Nursing • Medication in the Newborn • Death and Dying in the Neonatal Unit It is essential reading for experienced nurses and midwives caring for sick newborn babies within the neonatal intensive care unit, for nurses undertaking qualifications in the specialism of neonatal nursing and for pre-registration students undertaking relevant modules or placements.

Gastrointestinal Nursing

A Lifespan Approach

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Author: Paul Ong,Rachel Skittrall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1498769594

Category: Medical

Page: 191

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Disorders of the gastrointestinal tract make up some of the most common illnesses experienced across the lifespan affecting individuals in infancy, childhood and adulthood. ? This essential guide to the gastrointestinal system will enable nurses and allied health professionals to apply principles of anatomy and physiology to clinical practice. Taking a practical and evidence-based approach, each chapter explores associated anatomy, function and abnormalities. Chapters use selected pathology and associated pathophysiology, from across the lifespan, to support understanding of how disorders can disrupt the development and function of the gastrointestinal tract. ? The accessible writing style and full colour illustrations make this an ideal introduction for students and professionals new to gastrointestinal care.

Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses E-Book

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Author: Roger Watson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702046043

Category: Medical

Page: 376

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Get to all of the high-quality content from Elsevier faster than ever! Your favourite textbooks are now available as e-books allowing you to: Electronically search the book Create and share notes and highlights Save time with automatic referencing Load it up and change the way you learn! What do I get? You will be emailed a PIN code that will give you perpetual access to the electronic version of the book Book Description This is a new edition of a popular and comprehensive introductory text on anatomy and physiology for nurses and allied health students. clear diagrams aid understanding learning objectives in each chapter help revision review questions help test understanding clinical links help students relate the content to practice Revised and updated to reflect developments in the subject Web links to clinical examples to help relate theory to practice

The Textbook of Non-Medical Prescribing

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Author: Dilyse Nuttall,Jane Rutt-Howard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118861868

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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The Textbook of Non-Medical Prescribing is an easy-to-read, comprehensive overview of the essential knowledge, key issues and skills relevant to non-medical prescribing. Now fully updated and linked to the National Prescribing Centre Single Competency Framework for non-medical prescribers, with activities to help you link your continuing professional development within the competences required as a prescriber. This practical title remains an ideal resource for all qualified health professionals to practice safe and effective non-medical prescribing. The section edition is structured around four core themes – public health, social and cultural issues, prescribing principles, and continuing professional development – which are threaded throughout the text. It also includes additional material on the importance on continuing professional development in prescribing, as well as the history and context of non-medical prescribing; ethical, legal and professional issues; effective consultations; essential pharmacology; clinical skills; prescribing for specific groups; and the role of the multidisciplinary team. Key Features: Accessible and study-friendly Each chapter has learning objectives and activities to support a deeper understanding of the theoretical knowledge base and its application to practice Case studies linking the topics to real-life scenarios Companion website at www.wiley.com/go/nuttall with a range of self-assessment questions, quizzes, numeracy exercises, case studies and weblinks. The Textbook of Non-Medical Prescribing provides support to anyone studying for a prescribing qualification or looking for a refresher on the subject.

Biology of Disease

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Author: Nessar Ahmed,Maureen Dawson,Chris Smith,Ed Wood

Publisher: Garland Science

ISBN: 1135728712

Category: Science

Page: 600

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Biology of Disease describes the biology of many of the human disorders and disease that are encountered in a clinical setting. It is designed for first and second year students in biomedical science programs and will also be a highly effective reference for health science professionals as well as being valuable to students beginning medical school. Real cases are used to illustrate the importance of biology in understanding the causes of diseases, as well as in diagnosis and therapy.

The Ultimate Guide Body

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Author: Kristina Routh

Publisher: Ultimate Guide

ISBN: 9781782099895

Category: Human anatomy

Page: 64

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A fascinating world of information is made truly accessible with these remarkable guides. Each book is split into five key sections, and text is presented as easy-to-read bullet points. Every section includes a transparent acetate sheet feature, which delves deeper into a key area through stunning cutaway visuals and detailed labels. The addition of two colour wall posters make these guides the perfect knowledge package.

Initial Management of Acute Medical Patients

A Guide for Nurses and Healthcare Practitioners

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Author: Ian Wood,Michelle Garner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444337165

Category: Medical

Page: 310

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Rev. ed. of: Medical assessment units / edited by Ian Wood and Michelle Rhodes. London: Whurr, 2003.

Health, Illness, and Optimal Aging, Third Edition

Biological and Psychosocial Perspectives

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Author: Carolyn M. Aldwin, Ph.D.,Heidi Igarashi, PhD,Diane Fox Gilmer, Ph.D.,Michael R. Levenson, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 082613405X

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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Health, Illness, and Optimal Aging: Biological and Psychosocial Perspectives, Third Edition shows the continuity and advancements in our understanding of human life-span development... It offers a solid foundation for exploring the art and science of successful aging.- Robert M. Kaplan, Stanford University

Key Concepts in Health Psychology

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Author: Ian Albery,Marcus Munafo

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473902975

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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While current textbooks in health psychology offer the reader some conceptual reasoning about different aspects of the discipline, there is no one source which provides an accessible, navigable and cross-referenced analysis of the major models and ideas in health psychology. Key Concepts in Health Psychology provides a `one stop' analysis of key issues, theories, models and methods in contemporary health psychology. It enables the reader to engage with a full range of approaches and methods in the field, and importantly to be able to appreciate the relationships between these.

Nursing Theories and Models

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Author: Hugh McKenna

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113476653X

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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Nursing theory is a major part of all nursing courses and nurses are encouraged to use theories in practice, but it is not always easy for the student to make a real connection between the two. Drawing on many years' experience of teaching and research, Hugh McKenna addresses the theory needs of both students and qualified staff. He demystifies the confusing terminology associated with nursing theory and shows how all nurses can build theory from practice through reflection and analysis. This text offers step-by-step guidelines on: * how to analyse concepts * how to generate and select theory * how to apply and test theory in practice. Written in a friendly, easy to read style, Nursing Theories and Models puts forward realistic strategies for bridging the theory-practice gap.

Curriculum Development in Nursing

Process and Innovations

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Author: L. R. Uys,Nomthandazo S. Gwele

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415346290

Category: Medical

Page: 237

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Education for nurses and allied health professionals is being radically overhauled both in the UK and overseas. Curriculum Development in Nursing offers nurse educators a single text that covers curriculum development processes, and highlights case study examples on innovation in approaches to nurse education. Written by internationally well-known authors based in South Africa, who take a truly international perspective looking at education in the UK, Europe and the US, as well as Africa and the Middle East, this book is an essential guides to curriculum development and will be an invaluable resource for nurse educators and postgraduate nursing students internationally.

The Digital Patient

Advancing Healthcare, Research, and Education

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Author: C. D. Combs,John A. Sokolowski,Catherine M. Banks

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118952766

Category: Mathematics

Page: 336

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A modern guide to computational models and constructive simulation for personalized patient care using the Digital Patient The healthcare industry’s emphasis is shifting from merely reacting to disease to preventing disease and promoting wellness. Addressing one of the more hopeful Big Data undertakings, The Digital Patient: Advancing Healthcare, Research, and Education presents a timely resource on the construction and deployment of the Digital Patient and its effects on healthcare, research, and education. The Digital Patient will not be constructed based solely on new information from all the “omics” fields; it also includes systems analysis, Big Data, and the various efforts to model the human physiome and represent it virtually. The Digital Patient will be realized through the purposeful collaboration of patients as well as scientific, clinical, and policy researchers. The Digital Patient: Advancing Healthcare, Research, and Education addresses the international research efforts that are leading to the development of the Digital Patient, the wealth of ongoing research in systems biology and multiscale simulation, and the imminent applications within the domain of personalized healthcare. Chapter coverage includes: The visible human The physiological human The virtual human Research in systems biology Multi-scale modeling Personalized medicine Self-quantification Visualization Computational modeling Interdisciplinary collaboration The Digital Patient: Advancing Healthcare, Research, and Education is a useful reference for simulation professionals such as clinicians, medical directors, managers, simulation technologists, faculty members, and educators involved in research and development in the life sciences, physical sciences, and engineering. The book is also an ideal supplement for graduate-level courses related to human modeling, simulation, and visualization.

Nursing Theories & Nursing Practice

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Author: Marilyn E Parker,Marlaine C Smith

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803625286

Category: Medical

Page: 544

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For each theory, you’ll find an introduction to the theorist, a description of the theory’s role as a model for nursing practice, and an examination of its application in clinical practice. Readers will understand how the theory has been used in the past and evaluate it as a model for clinical practice.

Foundations Of Nursing: An Integrated Approach

An Integrated Approach

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Author: Evans, Cliff,Tippins, Emma

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 033522525X

Category: Medical

Page: 383

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Combines anatomy and physiology with principles of nursing practice to present an approach to patient care and the nurse's role. This title introduces the role of the nurse and the scope of practice (accountability, EBP, EBL etc). It then looks at each body system in turn.

Acute Nursing Care

Recognising and Responding to Medical Emergencies

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Author: Ian Peate,Helen Dutton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317902777

Category: Medical

Page: 376

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Delays in recognising deterioration or inappropriate management of people in acute care settings can result in late treatment, avoidable admissions to intensive care units and in some instances unnecessary deaths. As the role of the nurse in healthcare settings continues to change and evolve, today’s student nurses need to be equipped with the fundamental skills to recognise and manage deterioration in the patient in a competent and confident manner, as you learn to become practitioners of the future. Using a body systems approach and emphasising the central role and function of the nurse throughout, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the essential issues in this important subject. Topics covered include: recognition and identification of physiological deterioration in adults; identification of disordered physiology that may lead to a medical emergency linked to deterioration of normal function; relevant anatomy and physiology; pathophysiological changes and actions that need to be taken; immediate recognition and response; investigations, diagnosis and management issues; and teaching and preventative strategies.

Orexin and Sleep

Molecular, Functional and Clinical Aspects

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Author: Takeshi Sakurai,S.R. Pandi-Perumal,Jaime M. Monti

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319230786

Category: Medical

Page: 410

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This volume is intended for neuropharmacologists, psychopharmacologists, pharmacologists, pharmacists, sleep researchers, translational neuroscience researchers, and other basic researchers and clinical scientists interested in an interdisciplinary approach to sleep medicine. The level of the book is aiming at CNS researchers, drug development scientists, basic and clinical sleep researchers, as well as senior medical students and fellows in psychiatry and neurology. Orexin and Sleep provides a unique resource, giving a comprehensive and highly readable summary of the basic concepts in orexin biology and pharmacology along with clinical applications in sleep medicine in general, and narcolepsy in particular.

Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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Author: Laura Blackler,Christine Jones,Caroline Mooney

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470517987

Category: Medical

Page: 290

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is increasing rapidly worldwide and it's predicted that by 2020 it will represent the third leading cause of death. Sadly, this slow-progressing debilitating disease not only affects the individual but also has consequences for the family. More positively, the urgent need to improve the care offered and to raise the public profile of the condition has now been recognised. Healthcare providers play a central role in this, through health education, early diagnosis and better management through all stages of the disease. Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease provides an insight into this debilitative condition. The book aims to develop nurses' and allied health professionals' knowledge and skills in caring for individuals with COPD. It takes the reader on a journey from diagnosis through to end-of-life care and examines: Initial diagnosis and symptom management Smoking cessation Pulmonary rehabilitation The management of acute episodes The role of each member of the multi-disciplinary team Quality of life, including nutrition, fatigue management and leisure activities The future for the care and management of people with the condition. Healthcare professionals from multi-disciplinary teams have contributed to this book to demonstrate that a co-ordinated approach for these patients is required across both primary and secondary care. Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease can be utilised by nurses and allied health professionals caring for patients at all stages of their disease.

Essentials of Pain Management

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Author: Nalini Vadivelu,Richard D. Urman,Roberta L. Hines

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387875798

Category: Medical

Page: 834

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This concise, evidence-based text contains essential topics important for every pain management student, trainee, and practitioner. Both acute and chronic pain management principles and techniques are discussed, while numerous case vignettes help reinforce basic concepts and improve clinical decision making. Throughout, a multidisciplinary approach to pain is stressed. Behavioral and physical therapies, plus ethical considerations, are also discussed in this indispensable guide for anyone involved in the management of pain.