Telephone Triage in an Ophthalmic A & E

Author: Janet Marsden

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9781861561510

Category: Medical

Page: 100

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Research in Nursing Series Formalised telephone triage is a fairly new concept in Accident and Emergency services although it has been an informal method of advising patients and health care professionals for many years. In the A&E service of Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, formalisation of this method of patient prioritisation led to a need for an evaluation of this strategy. Both clinicians and patients need to know that the decision making which is undertaken in using telephone triage is undertaken by expert nurses and that the decisions made are accurate and safe. This study explores the various conditions that present to the A&E department and examines the accuracy of the diagnosis made by the triage nurse. It also examines the decision making process adopted by the nurse when giving advice in a telephone triage situation. The book is essential reading for both A&E and ophthalmic nurses, particularly those involved in setting up a telephone triage service.
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Nurse Practitioners

Developing the Role in Hospital Settings

Author: Shirley Reveley,Mike Walsh (SRN.),Alison Crumbie

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 158

View: 9477

Nurse Practitioners: Developing the role in hospital settings, is the first book to provide practical information on initiating and implementing a Nurse Practitioner service in a hospital environment.
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Nurse Led Change and Development in Clinical Practice

Author: Loretta Bellman

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9781861563378

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 2565

How may nurses be enabled to contribute to, develop and advance their practice when working in bureaucratic and hierarchical health care settings? Corporate recognition and support for nurse-led change and development is gradually increasing. However, ?top down? change is still frequently imposed without due regard for the wisdom of practitioners. Nurses should explore the theory and practice of change, identify changes to enhance the quality of patient care, and systematically put these into practice. As a result, they will be better equipped to cope with the implementation of national and local policy initiatives, which include shared clinical governance and evidence based nursing practice, both of which are described in this text.This book documents how nurses attempt to undertake change and development in clinical practice through the use of the exploratory, creative, innovative and empowering process of critical action research. The text illustrates the evolution and outcome of the change process. The personal developmental process of engaging in collaborative change in clinical practice is clearly evident. Change is very difficult and complex and if it is to be accomplished successfully it needs to be clearly understood. Consequently, the book also explores the complexity of attempting change in clinical practice. This includes the identification of some of the disempowering processes (both actual and imagined) that currently exist in health care settings.
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Accident and Emergency Nursing

Author: Stuart Toulson

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9781861561909

Category: Medical

Page: 520

View: 5941

This comprehensive text, written by practising A&E nurses, seeks to provide the nurse with a professional overview of current A&E good practice. Divided into two sections the book covers all the common situations that may occur in an A&E department. Section one concerns itself with the various conditions that are presented and examines the clinical, practical aspects of those conditions. The second section discusses the professional issues involved in A&E nursing such as triage, the role of the Nurse Practitioner, violence and innappropriate attendance. Contents Section 1 Trauma Resuscitation (ATLS) Cardiac Conditions Respiratory Conditions Surgical Conditions Gynaecological Conditions Unconsciousness Neurological Conditions Psychological Conditions Orthopaedic Injuries Burns Paediatric Conditions Soft Tissue Injuries Opthalmic Conditions E.N.T. Conditions Section 2 Perceived Innappropriate Attendance Triage Role of the ENP Telephone Triage Health Education Staff Support/Bereavement Violence and Aggression Major Accident Plannin
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Resources for Nursing Research

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: Cynthia Clamp,Stephen Gough,Lucy Land

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1847877362

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 8019

'The 4th edition of this extensive text is an outstanding resource prepared by nurses (and a librarian) for nurses. In a structured and helpful style it presents thousands of items from the literature - published papers, reports, books and electronic resources - as a clear, accessible, and most of all useful collection. The efforts to signpost and lead the reader to the sought-for information are effective and well-conceived, and the "How to use this book" section is remarkably simple...the book should be found in every nursing and health library, every research institute and centre, and close to many career researchers' desks' - RCN Research This latest edition of Resources for Nursing Research provides a comprehensive bibliography of sources on nursing research, and includes references for books, journal papers and Internet resources. Designed to act as a 'signpost' to available literature in the area, this Fourth Edition covers the disciplines of nursing, health care and the social sciences. Entries are concise, informative and accessible, and are arranged under three main sections: · 'Sources of Literature' covers the process of literature searching, including using libraries and other tools for accessing literature · 'Methods of Inquiry' includes an introduction to research, how to conceptualize and design nursing and health research, measurement and data collection, and the interpretation and presentation of data · 'The Background to Research in Nursing' encompasses the development of nursing research; the profession's responsibilities; the role of government; funding; research roles and careers; and education for research. Fully revised and updated, the Fourth Edition includes just under 3000 entries, of which 90% are new. It has extensive coverage of US, UK literature and other international resources. This new edition will be an essential guide for all those with an interest in nursing research, including students, teachers, librarians, practitioners and researchers.
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Advanced Practice Nursing

Core Concepts for Professional Role Development, Fourth Edition

Author: Dr. Michalene Jansen PhD, RN,C, GNP-BC, NP-C,Dr. Mary Zwygart-Stauffacher PhD, RN, GNP/GC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826130457

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 1008

Designated a Doody's Core Title! "This is a valuable resource to help prepare advanced practice nurses with the skills necessary to navigate the healthcare arena. The editors and contributors are experienced advanced practice nurses with valuable information to share with novice practitioners." Score: 100, 5 stars.-Doody's Medical Reviews Now in its fourth edition, this highly acclaimed book remains the key title serving graduate-level advanced practice nurses (APNs) and recent graduates about to launch their careers. The book outlines what is required of the APN, with guidelines for professional practice for each of the four APN roles: the nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse midwife, and certified registered nurse anesthetist. Advanced Practice Nursing focuses not only on the care and management of patients, but also on how to meet the many challenges of the rapidly changing health care arena. Obtaining certification, navigating reimbursement, and translating research into practice are just a few of the challenges discussed. Key Features: Essential information on educational requirements and certification Advice on how to make the transition into professional practice Guidelines for ethical and clinical decision making Discussions on the DNP and CNL roles in AP nursing Updated and revised content on leadership development, regulation, informatics, health care organization, and health care policy
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The Effects of Antenatal Exercise on Psychological Well-Being, Pregnancy and Birth Outcomes

Author: Jean Rankin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470698675

Category: Medical

Page: 220

View: 5136

Pregnancy is a time when women need to be prepared mentally and physically to meet the challenges of childbirth and the transitions to parenthood. However, this needs to be within the realms of safe practice. The study on which this book is based is derived from the author's work as a midwife with a special interest in exercise. The main aims of the study were to investigate the effects of undertaking a regular exercise programme during and following pregnancy on psychological well-being, pregnancy and birth outcomes. Data were collected at three time points during and following pregnancy using a variety of outcome measures and were analysed using appropriate statistical testing. Conclusions were drawn indicating that women who participated in regular physical activity tended to have protection against reduction of psychological well-being as measured by a variety of psychological constructs.
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Acute Cardiac Care

A Practical Guide for Nurses

Author: Angela Kucia,Tom Quinn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118702328

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 3267

Acute Cardiac Care provides nurses with a comprehensive understanding of the current practice and principles underlying the care and management of acute cardiac conditions. It addresses the management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) with an emphasis on evidence-based pharmacological management, cardiac emergencies (cardiac arrest, arrhythmia, acute pulmonary oedema, cardiogenic shock), current diagnostic and interventional modalities for the management of ACS, including risk stratification, and the ethical, political, social and economic factors that impact upon the provision of acute cardiac services in Australia and the UK. Edited by renowned academics and clinicians in the field, this practical text will encourage nurses to think critically about evidence and management of acute coronary conditions, and provide a guide on how and where to look for up-to-date evidence and guidelines. KEY FEATURES: A comprehensive and practical guide to the current practice and principles underlying the nursing care of acute cardiac conditions Edited by leading authorities in the field with a wealth of experience in acute cardiac care and resuscitation Has an emphasis on evidence-based practice, encouraging nurses to critically think about their practice Contains learning objectives, key points and activities and further reading guidelines
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Initial Management of Acute Medical Patients

A Guide for Nurses and Healthcare Practitioners

Author: Ian Wood,Michelle Garner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444337165

Category: Medical

Page: 310

View: 7552

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

Nursing Care and Management

Author: Liz Meerabeau,Kerri Wright

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444341014

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 6062

This book is a very welcome tool, which will enable health professionals to understand the complexity, challenge and rewards of proactively managing long-term conditions. Putting this knowledge into skilled practice, in partnership with patients, will transform the lives of many individuals and their families, and thus fulfil the fundamental purpose of nursing. —From the Foreword by Professor Rosemary Cook CBE, Director, the Queen’s Nursing Institute and Visiting Professor of Enterprise, University of Northumbria Long-Term Conditions is a comprehensive, practical guide for nurses and healthcare professionals on the care and management of people with chronic illness. It explores case management, individual care and management, the role of the ‘expert patient’, quality-of-life issues, counselling skills, self-management, and optimum self-care. Long-Term Conditions discusses the three main long-term conditions currently resulting in most hospital admissions: diabetes, respiratory, and coronary heart disease, with a focus on empowering the patient to self-manage. Key Features: A comprehensive guide to the care and management of long-term conditions Focuses on the management of the conditions from the patients’ perspective Practical and accessible in style
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Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation, 2nd Edition

Author: Richard L. Harvey, MD,Joel Stein, MD,Carolee J. Winstein, Phd, PT,George Wittenberg, MD, PhD,Richard D. Zorowitz, MD

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 1617051705

Category: Medical

Page: 451

View: 5755

The definitive core text in its field, Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation is a comprehensive reference covering all aspects of stroke rehabilitation ó from neurophysiology of stroke through the latest treatments and interventions for functional recovery and restoration of mobility. This second edition is completely updated to reflect recent advances in scientific understanding of neural recovery and growing evidence for new clinical therapies. The second edition ó which includes free e-book access with every print purchase ó continues to provide in-depth information on the assessment and management of all acute and long-term stroke-related impairments and complications including cognitive dysfunctions, musculoskeletal pain, and psychological issues. It examines risk factors, epidemiology, prevention, and neurophysiology as well as complementary and alternative therapies, functional assessments, care systems, ethical issues, and community and psychosocial reintegration. With contributions from over 100 acknowledged leaders from every branch of the stroke recovery field, this edition features expanded coverage of key issues such as the role of robotics and virtual reality in rehabilitation. New chapters have been incorporated to cover fields of recent exploration including transcranial magnetic stimulation, biomarkers, and genetics of recovery as well as essentials like the use of medication and the survivorís perspective. The up-to-date presentation of scientific underpinnings and multi-specialty clinical perspectives from physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, and nursing ensures that Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation will continue to serve as an invaluable reference for every health care professional working to restore function and help stroke survivors achieve their maximum potential. New to Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation, Second Edition All chapters are thoroughly revised and updated to reflect advances in scientific understanding of neural recovery and clinical progress Five completely new chapters and expanded coverage of key issues that drive the field forward New contributions from leading stroke specialists from all involved disciplines Includes access to the fully-searchable downloadable ebook
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Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing

An Evidence-based Approach to Musculoskeletal Care

Author: Sonya Clarke,Julie Santy-Tomlinson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118438841

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 7649

Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing provides practitioners working in orthopaedic and musculoskeletal trauma settings with the essential evidence, guidance and knowledge required to underpin effective practice. This comprehensive and contemporary textbook explores the variety of adult and paediatric clinical settings where orthopaedic and trauma practitioners work, including acute wards, clinics, community hospitals, nursing homes and patients' homes. Divided into 5 sections, this book looks at: key issues in orthopaedic and musculoskeletal trauma care; specialist practice issues; common orthopaedic conditions and their care and management; musculoskeletal trauma care; and care of children and young people. Suitable for students at degree level as well as those clinicians practicing in more advanced orthopaedic and trauma care roles, Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing is a foremost authority on orthopaedic and musculoskeletal practice for both students and practitioners. Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing: Is strongly supported by the latest evidence, with chapters summarizing evidence, with reference to relevant and seminal research Offers practical guidance based on the relevant evidence Focuses on the perspective of the patient with patient narrative and case studies throughout Includes a section specifically dealing with children and young people
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Young Offenders on Community Orders

Health, Welfare and Criminogenic Needs

Author: Dianna T. Kenny,Paul K. Nelson,Istvan Schreiner,Christopher J. Lennings,Tony Butler

Publisher: Sydney University Press

ISBN: 098041170X

Category: Health behavior in adolescence

Page: 250

View: 1652

"This book is an outcome of ... [a] partnership between the University of Sydney, the NSW Department of Juvenile Justice and Justice Health through the Australian Research Council Linkage Grant Scheme. Its findings provide important information about the health and well-being of young people on community orders."--Foreword.
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Derailed Organizational Interventions for Stress and Well-Being

Confessions of Failure and Solutions for Success

Author: Maria Karanika-Murray,Caroline Biron

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401798672

Category: Psychology

Page: 286

View: 1685

Providing an overview of researchers' and practitioners’ “confessions” on the fascinating phenomenon of failed or derailed organizational health and well-being interventions and contextualizing these confessions is the aim of this innovative volume. Organizational intervention failures, paradoxes and unexpected consequences can offer a lot of rich and extremely useful practical lessons on intervention design and implementation and possibly on the design of future research on organizational interventions. This volume presents lessons learned from derailed interventions and provides possible solutions to those tasked with implementing interventions. It provides an open, practical and solutions-focused account of researchers' and practitioners' experiences in implementing organizational interventions for health and well-being.
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Governing Medicine: Theory and Practice

Theory and Practice

Author: Gray

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335225578

Category: Education

Page: 226

View: 5052

This book brings together the most pertinent discussion on clinical governance by some of the most eminent practitioners and researchers in the United Kingdom. Since New Labour's institution of clinical governance through its White Paper in 1997, there has been a good deal of debate about the history, theory and practice of Clinical Governance and the governance of clinical care.
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Interpreting Trauma Radiographs

Author: Jonathan McConnell,Renata Eyres,Julie Nightingale

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047077715X

Category: Medical

Page: 296

View: 5465

As advanced practices and role extension within the healthcare sector continues unabated, increasingly practitioners seek ways to widen their professional remit and develop and add to their skills. Interpreting Trauma Radiographs provides a unique guide to enable radiographers and trained healthcare professionals to confidently and competently interpret and report on radiographic images. Designed specifically for radiographers, casualty (accident and emergency) medical officers and trainees, and other health professionals who regularly encounter trauma radiography as part of their work, this book brings together expert contributions on the clinical, medical, legal and scientific aspects of radiographic interpretation and reporting, promoting a thorough understanding of both the general framework of reporting and the detail of image interpretation. The book is divided into two sections. The first section deals with the overall framework of image reporting and interpretation: the radiologist’s perspective, the legal aspects, scientific background and the psychological nature of perception and interpretation. The second section focuses on image interpretation of regional anatomy, presented to support both reporting practitioners in training and those more experienced in reporting practice. Interpreting Trauma Radiographs is an invaluable companion for qualified radiographers, radiographers in training, casualty medical officers, and other healthcare professionals, such as nurse practitioners, aspiring to interpret and report on radiographic images.
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Rheumatology E-Book

Evidence-Based Practice for Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists

Author: Krysia Dziedzic,Alison Hammond

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702050652

Category: Medical

Page: 376

View: 7584

Rheumatology is an indispensable resource for physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other health professionals, offering practical approaches to the treatment and management of rheumatic musculoskeletal conditions. The text focuses on applying evidence-based understanding of these conditions to clinical context. The specific disease chapters cover: incidence and prevalence of the condition; clinical presentation and diagnosis; red flags; clinical assessment; important first treatments, early intermediate and long term management; prognosis and long term outcomes. Supporting case histories of increasing complexity and study activities illustrate the clinical relevance of the treatment and management approaches. • Multidisciplinary team approach • Practical solutions to management of conditions supported by the latest research • Case histories of increasing complexity consolidate understanding and develop clinical reasoning • Highlighted boxes throughout contain study tasks and key messages
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User-Centered Interaction Paradigms for Universal Access in the Information Society

8th ERCIM Workshop on User Interfaces for All, Vienna, Austria, June 28-29, 2004. Revised Selected Papers

Author: Christian Stary,Constantine Stephanidis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 354023375X

Category: Computers

Page: 488

View: 1491

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th ERCIM Workshop on User Interfaces for All focusing on User-Centered Interaction Paradigms for Universal Access in the Information Society, held in Vienna, Austria in June 2004. The 42 revised full papers presented were carefully evaluated and selected during two rounds of reviewing and improvement. The papers are organized in topical sections on implementing user diversity; adaptation and personalization; accessibility and usability of interactive applications and e-services; universal access and design for all - guidelines, standards, and practices; and novel interaction techniques, devices and metaphors.
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