Oxford Handbook of Gastrointestinal Nursing

Author: Christine Norton,Claire Taylor,Annmarie Nunwa

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199298653

Category: Medical

Page: 734

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The role of the gastrointestinal (GI) nurse has changed considerably over recent years. The development of endoscopic equipment has resulted in a demand for skilled nurses to perform procedures which, in the past, were carried out by doctors. In addition, nurses now commonly perform diagnostic tests and prescribe specific drugs in gastroenterology, and the widespread recognition of the need for psychosocial support for gastrointestinal patients, in areas such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), has seen a large increase in the number of GI nurse consultants, nurse specialists, and nurse practitioners. GI nurses work with a wide range of patients from those suffering from minor and acute gastrointestinal disorders, through chronic conditions, to those requiring major surgery and treatment for malignant disease. The Oxford Handbook of Gastrointestinal Nursing summarizes the current state of knowledge in gastrointestinal nursing and provides user-friendly, evidence-based guidelines on the management of patietns with gastrointestinal disorders. Organized into three sections covering the principles of gastrointestinal nursing, the sections of the gut, and specific disorders of the digestive system, this handbook offers a wealth of information on how to plan, implement, manage, and evaluate nursing care for gastrointestinal patients, whether in the pediatric or adult setting. Topics featured include nutrition, pain management, complementary therapies, prescribing in GI nursing and emergencies. So you can find the information you need without delay, the book is clearly laid out with one topic per double page spread, and written in an easily readable note-based style. Blank pages for writing notes, observations and local protocols allow your handbook to be customised to meet your specific needs. All this is available at your fingertips, in a pocket-sized handbook with hard-wearing plastic covers. Written by practicing nurses and subject experts, the Oxford Handbook of Gastrointestinal Nursing is a unique and invaluable companion for practicing nurses, and for all health care professionals who are involved in the care of patients with gastrointestinal disorders.
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Oxford Handbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing

Author: Edward Alan Glasper,Gillian McEwing,Jim Richardson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019964148X

Category: Medical

Page: 736

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Children's and young people's (CYP) nursing requires special skills and a unique perspective. The Oxford Handbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing gives concise, practical and expert advice on all aspects of the nurse's role. Helping you achieve the best possible results for yourpatients, the authors offer a wealth of recommendations, guidance and information from their years of experience. Whatever situation you are in, the Oxford Handbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing will give you the information you need.This second edition has been fully revised to include the most up to date legislation, policy and practice including significant changes in child safeguarding, immunisation, medicines, resuscitation protocols and the common assessment framework. It also includes the updated NICE guidelines onvarious aspects of child health care including the management of children with asthma and fever. The chapter on neonatal care has been expanded and enhanced to include care and breastfeeding of the pre-term infant, as well as developmental care and kangaroo care. Additional and updated topicsinclude working with diverse communities, cochlea implants, intussusception, and a revised chapter focusing on professional issues - including new topics such as research and involving young people in health services. Designed to allow any nurse to deliver safe and effective care, basic principles and emergency protocols enable action to be taken in any setting and without expert assistance. The contents are arranged to mirror the key concepts of CYP nursing. Core content includes assessment; management; andadvice to the family; with sections on recognition of deviations from the norm; the interpretation of clinical findings and investigations; and measures to promote successful care practice. Key topics include normal growth and development, religion, culture and spirituality, professional issues,pain, palliative care and a separate section on paediatric emergencies. So you can find the information you need without delay, the book is clearly laid out and concisely written in an easily readable note-based style. All this is available at your fingertips, in a pocket-sized handbook withhard-wearing plastic covers.Written by practising nurses and subject experts, the Oxford Handbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing 2e continues to be a unique and invaluable companion to practising and student nurses, and to all who need to understand the special issues associated with children's and young people'snursing.
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Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills in Adult Nursing

Author: Jacqueline Randle,Frank Coffey,Martyn Bradbury

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199211043

Category: Medical

Page: 679

View: 1215

Fast access to concise, targeted information on all essential aspects of clinical skills in nursing Written by experienced nurses and packed full of up-to-the minute guidance and information An indispensable companion for practising and student nurses in a variety of care settings Patient centred, evidence-based and in line with the latest guidelines Includes practice tips and pitfalls to aid patient careIncreasingly nurses are developing and extending their clinical skills into areas that were once considered only for doctors. With the rise of post-registration clinical skills courses, advanced practitioners, and the new medical assistant roles, it is anticipated that future professional practice will involve more emphasis on clinical skills for nurses.The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills in Adult Nursing provides a practical, easily accessible, concise and evidence-based guide to all the essential elements of clinical skills for nursing practice in one portable format. The first section deals with the principles underlying patient assessment, and professional issues relating to clinical skills in order to help practitioners perform procedures safely and competently. This is followed by chapters on generic skills such as communication, hygiene and comfort, infection control, intravenous access, and care of the theatre patient. There are separate sections on drug administration and emergency and high dependency care. The book then takes a systems-based approach to the care of patients covering the key concepts which underpin all good nursing practice, including the social and psychological aspects of nursing. Information is included on how to relate the principles of clinical skills to different groups such as the elderly and the mentally ill, which will have relevance to practitioners whether in a hospital or community setting.A unique and comprehensive guide to clinical skills in nursing, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills in Adult Nursing will help nurses and other health care workers to perform clinical skills safely and competently. Readership: Nursing students in pre-registration diploma, degree and masters level degree programmes; registered nurses at staff nurse, advanced and specialist level and charge nurse/sister level; registered nurses undertaking post-registration education programmes.
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Oxford Handbook of Surgical Nursing

Author: Divisional Director of Nursing (Surgery) Visiting Professor of Nursing Mark Radford,Senior Lecturer & Head of Department Adult & Critical Care Nursing Maria Kisiel,Alison Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199642664

Category:

Page: 752

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Concise, practical, and packed full of clinical information, the Oxford Handbook of Surgical Nursing is the essential resource for all those working in nursing practice surgery and its sub-specialties. Easily-accessible, this handbook provides all of the information and practical advice needed to care effectively and professionally for surgical patients This handbook provides a thorough introduction to the principles and practice of the care of patients undergoing the range of surgical procedures. It covers all of the core elements of surgical care from point of diagnosis, through to discharge and rehabilitation. The Oxford Handbook of Surgical Nursing provides clinical knowledge and skills for managing complex cases in the hospital or clinic. This guide will assist the reader in understanding the core role of the surgical nurse within the modern surgical team, to plan, implement and evaluate patient care delivery, and to manage complications arising from surgery. Evidence-based, and following the latest national guidelines, you can be sure this will be an indispensable companion, for all nurses, whether new to the specialty, or more experienced in surgical care.
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Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing

Author: Alan Charters,Paula Bennett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199688869

Category:

Page: 800

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Emergency nursing requires rapid assessment and decision-making. Often nurses are required to make sense of considerable amounts of information and act on it. The Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing provides an essential resource when time is short and the need for practical clinical guidance is paramount. This second edition has been fully updated to reflect new guidelines and approaches which have impacted emergency nursing in recent years. This handbook provides clear, focussed information that will aid all areas of patient assessment and management in emergency care. The concise format will enable the reader to quickly locate the information needed and provides alerts regarding critical 'must-dos' for ill adults and children. The skills section provides a quick summary of the many clinical skills needed in emergency care, ideal as an introduction for the uninitiated and as a refresher for skills performed infrequently. Additionally, this second edition has been expanded to cover nursing in major trauma and emergencies in the elderly. This handbook will empower nurses to deliver excellence in emergency care. Written by practising nurses and subject experts, the Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing is a unique and invaluable companion for qualified and student nurses, and to all health care professionals working in the emergency care setting.
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Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing

Author: Sheila K. Adam,Sue Osborne

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199215901

Category: Medical

Page: 557

View: 6094

Fast access to concise, targeted information on all essential aspects of critical care nursing Written by experienced specialist nurses and packed full of up-to-the minute guidance and information Patient-centred, evidence-based, and in line with the latest guidelines An indispensable companion for practising and senior student nurses in a variety of care-settings Features strong emphasis on communication, team working and collaboration Includes newer aspects of critical care such as critical care outreach, major incident, and flu pandemic planningThe Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing has been written as a handy reference guide for nurses who are new to the critical care area, as well as a reminder for those with more experience. Each section provides an overview of individual problems, and the related physiology and level of knowledge required to deal with them. The book sets the context for nursing within a continuum of critical care starting from early recognition of acute deterioration and the need for critical care outreach, through to patient outcomes and their follow-up, and evaluation of care post-discharge. Nursing specific skills are highlighted with a holistic approach to patients and their families. Reflecting best practice, this book provides the essence of what is important to the delivery of highly skilled and caring critical care nursing, in an easy to access and readable format. Providing the nurse at the bedside with the answers to many day-to-day problems experienced when caring for critically ill patients, this is also a guide to some of the less commonly encountered issues, such as planning for major incidents and epidemics. Readership: Aimed at general intensive care nursing course students, nurses working in general intensive and high-dependency units, more experienced critical care nurses, and allied health professionals.
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Oxford Handbook of Cardiac Nursing

Author: Kate Olson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191039446

Category: Medical

Page: 416

View: 5756

Fully revised and updated for the second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Cardiac Nursing is the ultimate companion for all those caring for cardiac patients. Systematically covering all the main areas of cardiac nursing, it is packed full of clinical information and practical advice. This new edition now includes expanded information on prevention of cardiovascular disease and heart disease in pregnancy, as well as the latest resuscitation guidelines, protocols, and clinical information. The handbook covers assessment, investigation, treatment, rehabilitation, and pharmacological interventions, and new illustrations and diagrams have been added throughout to aid clarity of information. Although a large part of the handbook focuses on caring for patients with coronary heart disease, many other cardiovascular problems such as valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease, and cardiomyopathies are covered. Designed to be used on the ward, in the community, and for studying and revision, it contains expert guidance, written by experienced nurses and teachers. The book is specifically laid out to enable quick access to precise, targeted information, and covers the vast majority of clinical scenarios. Unique and indispensable, the Oxford Handbook of Cardiac Nursing offers a wealth of information at your fingertips.
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Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing

Author: Vari Drennan,Claire Goodman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199653720

Category: Medical

Page: 819

View: 7099

Fully updated and revised for its second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing is the essential guide to caring for patients in primary care and the community. Concise, easy-to-use, and comprehensive, this handbook ensures that the reader has the skills and knowledge required by any nurse working in modern primary and community care which cuts across different speciality and care settings. Chapters range from common adult health problems to vulnerable groups with extra needs, medicine management, and nurse prescribing. The handbook includes information on how health and social care services are organised and funded, from common technical care procedures to complex situations requiring practical, concise guidance. This is the essential guide to all aspects of the nurse's role. For the new edition material on end of life care has been revised and expanded, with more focus on care of dying children. It also includes new clinical topics such as nursing technology, dependent children at home, and frailty. All chapters have been written and reviewed by primary care nurses and other experts directly engaged in current practice and research. Providing an accessible and instant resource for everyday nursing, and a benchmark of good practice, the Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing is a unique and invaluable companion for all health care professionals working in the primary care and community setting.
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Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing

Author: Fiona Creed,Jessica Hargreaves

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198701071

Category: Intensive care nursing

Page: 560

View: 1198

Focused on the practical issues of nursing care and nursing procedures, the Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing has been written by nurses, for nurses Reflecting current best practice, this handbook is an easily accessible and evidence-based guide for all levels of nursing staff working in critical care environments. It provides the nurse at the bedside with the answers to day-to-day problems experienced when caring forcritically ill patients, and is also a guide to some of the less commonly encountered issues. Now including more detail on the psychological issues facing critically ill patients and furtherinformation on the intricacies of receiving and transferring critically ill patients to and from critical care environments, this handbook is a concise, practical, evidence-based guide for nursing professionals caring for critically ill patients
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Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills for Children's and Young People's Nursing

Author: Paula Dawson,Louise Cook,Laura-Jane Holliday

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199593469

Category: Medical

Page: 625

View: 6499

The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills for Children's and Young People's Nursing provides a concise, current, and evidence-based practical guide to all clinical skills relating to the care of children and young people.
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Oxford Handbook of Clinical Surgery

Author: Greg McLatchie,Neil Borley,Joanna Chikwe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019969947X

Category: Medical

Page: 794

View: 7442

This bestselling handbook provides an accessible overview of key surgical principles, techniques and procedures. Fully revised to include new chapters on Paediatric orthopaedics and Surgical procedures, it covers core anatomy and physiology and information on emergencies with increased focus on evidence-based practice.
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Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine 3e

Author: Lesley K. Bowker,James D. Price,Sarah C. Smith,Kunal S. Shah

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198738382

Category: Medical

Page: 752

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This new edition of the Oxford Handbook in Geriatric Medicine has been expanded and updated to reflect the substantial changes in clinical practice since the previous edition, including the Francis report and the impact on care for the older patient, the National Dementia Strategy and screening, and the evolution of the role of Geriatricians in other specialities. It includes new material on risk scoring management of TIA, and a new chapter on the older surgical patient. With an ageing population, geriatric medicine is increasingly central to emergency and internal medicine in hospital settings and in general practice. Diseases are more common in the older person, and can be particularly difficult to assess and to treat effectively in a field that has limited evidence, yet makes up a substantial proportion of the work of most clinicians. Using clinical vignettes and how-to boxes to provide practical advice on common problems, this is a practical, accessible, and essential handbook for all medical staff who manage older patients.
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Oxford Handbook of Critical Care

Author: Mervyn Singer,Andrew Webb

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199235333

Category: Medical

Page: 669

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The fully revised, third edition of this bestselling Handbook describes best practice of critical care in a succinct, concise and clinically-orientated way. Covering the principles of general management, it includes therapeutic and monitoring devices, specific disorders of organ systems, as well as detailed information on drugs and fluids. New material has been added on key areas such as airway maintenance, dressing techniques, infection control, echocardiography, tissue perfusion monitoring, coma and more. With up-to-date references and invaluable clinical advice, there is also plenty of space to add notes or amend sections to suit local protocols. Patient-centred and practical, it will serve the consultant, trainee, nurse or other allied health professionals as both a reference and aide memoir. This is the indispensable Oxford Handbook for all those working within critical care.
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Oxford Handbook of Occupational Health

Author: Julia Smedley,Finlay Dick,Steven Sadhra

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191653306

Category: Medical

Page: 944

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Fully revised for this second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Occupational Health provides a concise practice-based guide. Bringing together the latest legislation and guidance with current practice in the field, this is your authoritative guide to assessing and managing health risks in the workplace. Consisting of twelve sections covering the full breadth of practice, the Handbook includes workplace hazards and diseases, occupational health emergencies, and practical procedures. This second edition is also updated with new information on psychiatric emergencies, psychological therapies, chronic pain management, writing a policy, and obesity. Providing a thorough, easy-to-use guide to the whole of occupational health, this Handbook is the essential resource for all occupational physicians, occupational health nurses, occupational hygienists, and all those dealing with workplace health and fitness, giving you the information you need at your fingertips.
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Oxford Handbook of Clinical Examination and Practical Skills

Author: James Thomas,Tanya Monaghan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198568384

Category: Medical

Page: 754

View: 3599

Your one-stop-shop for final examination, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Examination and Practical Skills is the first truly comprehensive pocket guide to clinical examination and practical skills for medical students and junior doctors. Providing clear and user-friendly guidance on all aspects of history taking, physical examination, common practical procedures, data interpretation and communication skills, it gives realistic advice on coping with common situations. In line with current teaching methods, the book takes a systems-based approach to medicine. Each system chapter follows a structured format covering applied anatomy, history, examination, and the presentation of common and important disorders. The procedures section includes approximately forty practical procedures that the final year medical student and senior nurse are expected to perform, from hand-washing through cardiopulmonary resuscitation to inserting chest drains. The theory, practice and complications are outlined for each. The final section on data interpretation covers the basics of chest x-rays, abdominal x-rays, ECGs, lung function tests and several other areas that the junior doctor is expected to carry out in their early years of training. Aimed at medical students throughout their course and student nurses throughout their clinical years, its clear presentation and layout combined with comprehensive clinical detail make this book an ideal guide both for quick reference whilst on the wards, or for more detailed study at the desk. It will also prove useful to junior doctors and nurse practitioners as a primer before going out onto wards, or into a primary care setting.
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Oxford Handbook of Neonatology

Author: Grenville Fox,Timothy Watts,Nicholas Hoque

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198703953

Category: Medical

Page: 576

View: 7255

Now in its second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Neonatology is the essential user-friendly guide for all healthcare professionals involved in the care of newborns. Accessible, practical, and updated with the latest evidence, this is a key resource designed for use at the cot-side. Using guidance from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and including the most up to date NICE guidelines, the second edition of this handbook uses extensive diagrams and an easy-to-use format to cover good communication practice, neonatal emergencies and technical procedures. Fully updated and revised with expanded sections covering therapeutic hypothermia and developmental care amongst other advances in the field, the Oxford Handbook of Neonatology is a valuable and up-to-date guide to a rapidly evolving field. Taking a valuable family-centred approach to neonatal care, this is the essential resource for all healthcare professionals working with newborns, from the undergraduate medical student to the doctor on the ward.
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Oxford Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy

Author: Philip Wiffen,Marc Mitchell,Melanie Snelling,Nicola Stoner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199603642

Category: Medical

Page: 674

View: 9804

Now fully updated, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy remains the indispensible guide to clinical pharmacy, providing all the information needed for practising and student pharmacists. Presenting handy practical guidance in a quick-reference, bullet-point format, this handbook will supply the knowledge and confidence needed to provide a clinical pharmacy service. Complementing the current British National Formulary guidelines, the handbook givesprescribing points and linked concepts of relevance to clinical pharmacists. The contents are evidence-based and contain a wealth of information from the authors' many years of clinical pharmacy experience. This handbook is the definitive quick-reference guide for all practising and studentpharmacists.
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Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine

Author: Murray Longmore,Ian Wilkinson,Edward Davidson,Alexander Foulkes,Ahmad Mafi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199232172

Category: Medical

Page: 863

View: 1736

The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine is a guiding star for all medical students, junior doctors and trainees. The Key references are clearly identified for each subject, representing the essential reading that underpins each area.
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