Caring for the Perioperative Patient

Essential Clinical Skills

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Author: Paul Wicker,Joy O'Neill

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 140512802X

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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Caring for patients requiring surgery presents unique challenges. Caring for the Perioperative Patient identifies the essential skills and knowledge required by all perioperative practitioners in order to care effectively for their patients. Caring for the Perioperative Patient explores the influence of anaesthesia and surgery on patient physiology and the pharmacology of perioperative drugs, addresses essential anaesthetic, surgical and recovery skills, the management of perioperative equipment, and examines communication, risks and pre-operative assessment.

Fundamentals of Nursing

Content Review Plus Practice Questions

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Author: Patricia M Nugent,Barbara A Vitale

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803641176

Category: Medical

Page: 913

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Here’s all of the crucial coverage you need to succeed in class and confidently prepare for the NCLEX-RN®. From nursing theory, legal and ethical issues, and leadership and management to psychological support, infection control and medication administration—easy-to-follow outlines in every chapter review exactly what you need to know.

Care of the Dying and Deceased Patient

A Practical Guide for Nurses

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Author: Philip Jevon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444315285

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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This is a practical, accessible guide for nurses on the managementand care of the dying and deceased patient. It outlines thepracticalities and legal issues associated with death, theprinciples of caring for a patient who is dying, and the principlesof dealing with death, both expected and unexpected. Care of the Dying & Deceased Patient explores all thepractical issues surrounding death, including symptom control,resuscitation, organ donation, how to break bad news, thelast offices, cultural issues, post mortems and documentationissues. It also explores both the legal and ethical issuesinvolved- including withholding/withdrawing treatment, assistedeuthanasia, patient’s property, wills etc. SPECIAL FEATURES A practical guide to the management of the dying and deceasedpatient Of use to all nurses and nursing students Accessible and user-friendly Written by an expert in the field

Placement Learning in Cancer & Palliative Care Nursing - E-Book

A guide for students in practice

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Author: Penny Howard,Becky Whittaker (nee Chady)

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702051748

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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Are you unsure about your cancer and palliative care placement? Do you need guidance on what to prepare to get the most out of your practice learning? Will you have the range of clinical skills to care for people with cancer? What learning opportunities will there be to meet your competencies? How can you maximise your learning during this placement? This book will help you with all these concerns. It will advise you on what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities and meet your competencies. Takes a logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for learning on a cancer and palliative care placement Provides the principles of care, treatment and management of someone with a cancer diagnosis, linking university-learned theory to clinical practice Gives helpful evidence-based practice examples and resources to support placement learning Identifies clinical skills that underpin care of an individual with cancer Highlights potential learning opportunities and experiences available on a cancer and palliative care placement Explains how to develop your clinical portfolio by completing specific exercises and activities Maps all activities and exercises to the NMC competencies Advises on approaches to a range of situations that may arise as a student nurse Adopts a case-study approach to consolidating learning and to explore the patient pathway from pre-diagnosis, through a range of treatment options to living beyond cancer or end-of-life care. Series features: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements How to prepare for your placement What you can expect to learn during a placement Clear links to, and examples of, achieving NMC competencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for your portfolio Case studies that link theory with practice How to consolidate your experience and learn from the placement Tips, activities, further reading suggestions and useful websites.

Rapid Assessment of the Acutely Ill Patient

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Author: Sheila Adam,Sheila K. Adam,Mandy Odell,Jo Welch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405169931

Category: Medical

Page: 239

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Rapid Assessment of the Acutely Ill Patient sets out theprinciples and practices needed for early recognition andassessment of patients either at risk of or showing signs ofacute deterioration, or those recently relocated from higherlevels of care. The focus is on patient assessment, interpretationand evaluation of data, immediate management of significantproblems, ongoing and further assessments in order to improveclinical outcomes. Rapid Assessment of the Acutely Ill Patient provides aframework for a systematic initial patient assessment and exploresprinciples of effective assessment. Body systems are considered inorder of life-threatening priority following the ABCDE approach,dealing with the assessment and management of airway, breathing,circulation, disability - and everything else; covering topics suchas visual, palpatory and auscultatory assessment, use of additionaldocumented information (charts, notes etc), and interpretingdiagnostic investigations. Methods to ensure effectivecommunication and team-working are also discussed. Key features Part of the Essential Clinical Skills for Nursesseries Aimed at nurses working in wards and specialistdepartments Explores the assessment skills required for a rapid responseto a patient at risk of becoming acutely unwell Enables students and practitioners to develop practical andinterpretative skills Provides a framework for assessment and principles of firstline treatment Includes ‘Look’, ‘Listen’,‘Feel’ and ‘Measure’ icons Sheila Adam is Head of Nursing, Specialist HospitalsBoard, UCL Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and author of Nursing inCritical Care: Science and Practice (now in its 2nd edition), TheOxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing and Nutrition in theCritically Ill. John Welch is Nurse Consultant in Critical Care, UniversityCollege London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and former Chair ofthe National Outreach Forum. Mandy Odell is Nurse Consultant in Critical Care, RoyalBerkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Nurse and Allied HealthProfessional representative for the Intensive Care Society andformer Chair of the British Association of Critical CareNurses.

Clinical Wisdom and Interventions in Acute and Critical Care, Second Edition

A Thinking-in-Action Approach

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Author: Patricia E. Benner,Patricia Lee Hooper-Kyriakidis,Daphne Stannard

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826105734

Category: Medical

Page: 576

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This second edition of a classic text in nursing education describes the major domains of nursing practice in acute , critical and perioperative care within today's complex and technologically driven health care industry. Its focus on clinical reasoning - what it is and how it works - provides for a substantial text intended for undergraduate and graduate nursing students who are learning critical and acute care, for educators teaching clinical reasoning, and for those seeking to improve systems of care and leadership in clinical practice. Revised and updated to current pedagogy and practice needs, this second edition will expand upon the success of the first edition and become a classic on its own. Originally based on a three-year research project with interviews and observations of 205 RNs and APNs in critical care, emergency departments, perioperative areas, and emergency transport services, the second edition includes new interviews from acute care, critical care and perioperative nurses, and new commentary, among other improvements. Attention is paid to current IOM and nursing guidelines for system approaches to patient safety, with education and leadership implications described throughout. The authors bring to the second edition over a decade of experience using the first edition in the classroom and in-service settings. Key Features: Updates the classic first edition to current pedagogy and practice needs Articulates major areas of knowledge/skill in acute, critical care, and perioperative nursing practice Provides vivid examples that foster clinical imagination, reflection, and lifelong learning Assists faculty, educators, APNs and preceptors in teaching/mentoring nurses how to clinically reason (recognizing recurring clinical syndromes and patterns)

Infection Prevention and Control

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Author: Christine Perry

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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Infection prevention and control is an essential component of care, and an issue high on the agenda for both nurses and patients. This concise, accessible text provides students and newly qualified staff with an invaluable guide to the essential principles of infection prevention and control, equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to provide safe and effective care. Infection Prevention and Control addresses key aspects of infection control in everyday practice, together with more specific considerations in particular aspects of care. It explores risk assessment, discusses how to prevent the spread of infection and control of specific and common infections. It looks at how infection can be managed in a wide variety of settings, including paediatric settings, critical care settings, and specialist care settings. to provide safe and effective care.

The Clinical Placement

An Essential Guide for Nursing Students

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Author: Tracy Levett-Jones,Sharon Bourgeois

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729579581

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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A unique, fundamental resource for nursing students in a clinical environment The Clinical Placement, 2nd Edition: An essential guide for nursing students is an interactive textbook designed to guide nursing students through their clinical placement journey. The first edition of this nursing reference proved extremely valuable in helping nursing students use their clinical placements as opportunities to develop the skills, knowledge, attitude and understanding that underpin quality practice. The Clinical Placement, 2nd Edition is fully revised with a fresh new appeal. It builds upon the success of the first edition, while incorporating a wealth of new, topical content written in easy-to-understand language. Designed to challenge and inspire students, The Clinical Placement, 2nd Edition: An essential guide for nursing students introduces foundational knowledge in early chapters before addressing more complex issues. This indispensable nursing resource will motivate students to think deeply and critically about important professional and clinical issues. • stories and scenarios to help students relate theory to the reality of practice • 'something to think about' boxes offering valuable advice • 'student experience' sections • reflective thinking activities to encourage self-assessment and experiential learning • new sections to address contemporary issues such as Indigenous health, patient safety, clinical reasoning, therapeutic communication, interprofessional communication, clinical handover, emotional intelligence, information and communication technology and social networking • issues of relevance to the New Zealand health care context • discussion of topical issues such as national registration • enhanced attention to cultural safety • refers to the most recent professional standards and codes of practice • new clinical specialties profiled, including drug and alcohol nursing, emergency nursing and international nursing

Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing

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Author: Sonya R. Hardin,Roberta Kaplow

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763757625

Category: Medical

Page: 462

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Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing is an evidence-based foundation for care of the patient during the vulnerable period immediately following cardiac surgery. A comprehensive resource, this text serves as a foundation for nurses beginning to care for cardiac surgery patients, as well as a source of advanced knowledge for nurses who have mastered the essential basic skills necessary to care for this patient population. It addresses significant changes in cardiac surgery and the nursing responsibilities to meet the needs of these acutely ill patients, as well as advances and strategies to optimize patient outcomes in this dynamic field. The perfect study aid for those readers preparing for the AACN's Cardiac Surgery Certification, this book features critical thinking questions, multiple choice self-assessment questions, web resources, clinical inquiry boxes, and case studies.

Comprehensive Cleft Care, Second Edition: Volume One

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Author: Joseph Losee,Richard E. Kirschner

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 1626237514

Category: Medical

Page: 799

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This book (second edition) attempts to cover all the scientific and clinical disciplines related to cleft care, which is indeed a wide remit. It ably achieves its aims....It is an enjoyable and very comprehensive read, being well written, presented, illustrated and organized. -- PMFA News Comprehensive Cleft Care is a complete clinical reference that addresses every aspect of the life-long care required by patients with orofacial clefting. Supported by a handsome full-color presentation, Comprehensive Cleft Care features heavily-illustrated chapters that provide unmatched coverage of everything from prenatal diagnosis to final orthognathic surgery. The inclusion of topics such as basic science research, mission work, and outcome measures make this an all-in-one clinical companion with coverage that cannot be found anywhere else. With its distinct holistic approach and perspectives from skilled specialists in a variety of disciplines, Comprehensive Cleft Care presents an unmatched overview of cleft repair and management. Volume One of the book covers non-surgical issues including: Embryology, Anatomy, Classification, Epidemiology, and Genetics; Nursing topics, Neuropsychosocial and Educational Aspects, Otologic, Audilogic, and Airway Assessment and Management, Outcomes and Research.