Wound Care at a Glance combines superb illustrations with accessible and informative text to make the key concepts of wound care easy to understand. Providing practical guidance for all healthcare professionals who care for people with wounds, or who have an interest in this complex area of healthcare, it succinctly addresses a wide range of issues including relevant anatomy and physiology, psychological issues, physical care considerations, patient safety issues, legal and ethical issues, and various treatment and management options.
Medical-Surgical Nursing at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision for nursing and healthcare students from the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series. This easy-to-read, accessible guide brings together all the key principles of caring for patients with medical and surgical needs. Highly visual, each topic is covered in one two-page spread, making it easy to quickly read up on key information and grasp the essentials of the key aspects of caring for the adult patient. A clear and accessible foundation of the need to know aspects of medicine and surgery for nurses Takes a systems approach exploring nursing care of key medical and surgical conditions and disorders Covers assessment, nutrition, pain, infection control Supported by a companion website with over 300 interactive multiple choice questions Provides need-to-know information in a quick-reference format Written from a UK perspective, with application to clinical practice A companion website is available at www.ataglanceseries.com/nursing/medsurg featuring interactive multiple choice questions Medical-Surgical Nursing at a Glance is ideal for nursing students looking for a clear and visual summary of care of the adult patient.
Following the familiar, easy to use at a Glance format, andnow in full-colour, The Respiratory System at a Glance is anaccessible introduction and revision text for medical students.Reflecting changes to the content and assessment methods used inmedical education and published clinical recommendations, thisat a Glance provides a user-friendly overview of therespiratory system to encapsulate all that the student needs toknow. This new edition of The Respiratory System at aGlance: Integrates both basic and clinical science - ideal forsystems-based courses Includes both the pathophysiology and clinical aspects of therespiratory system Features more case studies, updated and colour figures, and newchapters on the epidemiology of respiratory disease, public healthissues, and Sarcoidosis Includes self-assessment questions and answers and an appendixof tables of standard values Provides a simple 'one-stop' easy to use course and revisiontext
Everything you need to know about Adult Nursing...at a Glance! Adult Nursing at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision for Adult Nursing students from the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series. This title blends up-to-date evidence and essential knowledge from expert experience of nursing practice, research and teaching, in an easy-to-follow guide for student and newly qualified nurses. Adult Nursing at a Glance covers the essential components of excellent nursing, highlighting the skills that all students need to develop from the outset of their studies, and encompassing organisational and leadership skills. With an emphasis on patient care and dignity, this title is the perfect guide to healthcare delivery, management and professional development. ? Follows a simple structure based around systems of the body for quick access to information, with the most common disorders of these systems ? Is accompanied by a comprehensive companion website with self-testing features ? Ward and Primary Care covered throughout the text ? Contains all the information you need to provide the best patient care, including care planning, symptom control, communication and health promotion.
Children and Young People’s Nursing at a Glance, isthe perfect companion for study and revision for pre-registrationchildren’s nursing students from the publishers of themarket-leading at a Glance series. Divided into sevensections it explores assessment and screening, working withfamilies, the newborn infant, the developing child, child healthpolicy, nursing the sick child and young person and chronic andlife-limiting conditions. This comprehensive book is an invaluable resource forpre-registration nursing students as well as newly qualified nurseswanting to consolidate and expand their knowledge of children andyoung people’s nursing. Breaks down complex aspects of child health care in anaccessible and un-intimidating way The perfect revision and consolidation textbook Linked closely with the NMC standards for pre-registrationnursing education, and the essential skills clusters framework Highly visual colour presentation, with approximately 130illustrations Includes boxes, summary boxes, key points and recommendationsfor practice to improve the learning experience Supported by a companion website featuring over 500 interactivemultiple choice questions(www.ataglanceseries.com/nursing/children) Available in a range of digital formats - perfect for 'on thego' study and revision
From the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series comes a wide-ranging and succinct overview of the key concepts of emergency care. Emergency Nursing at a Glance uses the unique and highly visual at a Glance format to convey vital information quickly and efficiently, ensuring that nursing students have access to all the important topics they need for an emergency care placement. This highly visual, easy-to-read guide is the ideal companion for anyone entering fields involving urgent or unscheduled care. •Includes all aspects of emergency care, including trauma, minor injury, triage processes, patient assessment, common emergency presentations, as well as legal, ethical and professional issues. •Covers care of adults, children, and those with learning disabilities and mental health conditions •Presented in the bestselling at a Glance format, with superb illustrations and a concise approach Emergency Nursing at a Glance is an invaluable resource for nursing students, newly qualified nurses and other healthcare professionals working in emergency departments, urgent care centres, minor injury units and walk-in centres.
This concise and popular introduction to medical microbiology andinfection encapsulates the fundamental facts and principles of thisrapidly growing and changing subject area. Written by experiencedclinicians and teachers, it covers the basic concepts of medicalmicrobiology, and the main human pathogens and infectioussyndromes, in an accessible and lucid format. This fully updated fourth edition is now supported by acompanion website at ahref="http://www.ataglanceseries.com/medicalmicrobiology"www.ataglanceseries.com/medicalmicrobiology/acontaining extra self-assessment cases, colour slides, furtherreading, and key point summaries. Medical Microbiology and Infection at a Glance is aninvaluable revision aid for medical and allied health students andjunior doctors, and is ideal for anyone seeking a comprehensive andconcise guide to this subject area.
Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision for pre-registration nursing and healthcare students, from the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series. Combining superb illustrations with accessible and informative text, this book covers all the body systems and key concepts encountered from the start of the pre-registration nursing or healthcare programme, and is ideal for anyone looking for an overview of the human body. Providing a concise, visual overview of anatomy and physiology and the related biological sciences, this book will help students develop practical skills, enabling them to become caring, kind and compassionate nurses. Superbly illustrated, with full colour illustrations throughout Breaks down complex concepts in an accessible way Written specifically for nursing and healthcare students with all the information they need Includes access to a companion website with self-assessment questions for each chapter Available in a range of digital formats- perfect for ‘on the go’ study and revision
Children and Young People’s Nursing Skills at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision for pre-registration children’s nursing students. Highly visual, each clinical skill is covered in a two-page spread, with superb colour illustrations accompanied by clear informative text. Providing up to date, evidence-based information on a wide range of clinical skills that are required by today’s children’s nurses, this comprehensive and accessible text makes it easy for the reader to grasp the fundamentals in order to meet the care needs of the child and family, both in the hospital and community setting. Structured around the key systems of the body, the book is divided into sixteen sections, and covers all the essential clinical skills, including: Principles of assessment Communication Record keeping Drug calculations and administration Safeguarding Care planning Respiratory and cardiac care Gastrointestinal care ECG reading and interpretation Neurological assessment Musculoskeletal care. Aimed at both student nurses and those newly qualified, Children and Young People’s Nursing Skills at a Glance provides need to know, rapid information to ensure safe and effective clinical practice.
Nursing Practice is the essential, textbook to supportyou throughout your entire nursing degree, from your first yearonwards. It explores all the clinical and professional issues thatyou need to know in one complete volume. Written in the context of the latest Nursing and MidwiferyCouncil Standards for Pre-Registration Nursing Education andthe Essential Skills Clusters, this book covers all fieldsof nursing: Adult, Child, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities andalso Maternity care, in both acute and community settings. Withfull colour illustrations, and plenty of activities anduser-friendly features throughout, this evidence-based textencompasses essential nursing theory and practice, providingstudents with information to support their success. Learning features in the book include: Hear it from the experts- tips and advice from real lifenurses, patients and their carers, and student nurses Red Flags- alerting the student to potential dangers Primary Care Considerations- informs students about care issuesin the community setting Fields boxes- giving further insight into other fields ofnursing, making the book relevant to all fields of nursingpractice Medicines Management boxes provide key information aboutmedicines Self-assessment and activities throughout A companion website to this title is available at ahref="http://www.wileynursingpractice.com/"www.wileynursingpractice.com/a Here you’ll find a range of resources for both the studentand the lecturer, including: Over 350 interactive multiple choice questions Flashcards Glossary Links to references and further reading Illustrations from the book Worksheets
Infection Prevention and Control at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision for pre-registration nursing and healthcare students, as well as qualified nurses and medical students. Infection prevention and control is one of the key five ‘essential skills clusters’ that is incorporated into all pre-registration nursing programmes. This highly visual and dynamic book is a thorough resource for nurses wanting to consolidate and expand their knowledge of this important part of nursing. Written by experienced infection prevention and control specialist nurses, it provides a concise and simple approach to a vast and complex subject, and equips the reader with key information in relation to various aspects of infection prevention and control practice. Provides a snap-shot of the application of infection prevention and control in practice and the key infections affecting patients in both acute and primary care A uniquely visual and accessible overview of a topic of relevance to all nursing staff Includes key points for clinical practice, patient management, and signposting of key national guidance documents and websites Available in a wide-range of digital formats - perfect for 'on the go' study and revision
From the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series comes this new title on all aspects of caring for patients in the perioperative environment. From pre-operative care, through the anaesthetic and surgical phases to post-operation and recovery, this easy-to-read, quick-reference resource uses the unique at a Glance format to quickly convey need-to-know information in both images and text, allowing vital knowledge to be revised promptly and efficiently. Brings together all aspects of perioperative practice in one easy-to-read book Moves through the patient journey, providing support to perioperative practitioners in all aspects of their role Covers key information on perioperative emergencies Includes material on advanced skills to support Advanced Practitioners Each topic is covered in two pages, allowing for easy revision and reference This is a must-have resource for operating department practitioners and students, theatre nurses and nursing students, and trainee surgeons and anaesthetists.
Anaesthesia at a Glance is a brand new title thatprovides a concise and visually-orientated summary of acomprehensive lecture course in anaesthesia. Ideal for clinicalundergraduate medical students and Foundation Programme doctorsundertaking anaesthesia attachments, it gives a systematic, broadview of anaesthesia in various specialties, taking the readerthrough preparation, management and the pharmacology behindanaesthetic medicine. Anaesthesia at a Glance is supported by a companionwebsite at www.ataglanceseries.com/anaesthesia containinginteractive multiple-choice questions and answers together with aselection of interactive cases – perfect for study andrevision. Whether you want to refresh your knowledge or need a thoroughoverview of the specialty, Anaesthesia at a Glance presentsall the vital clinical information you need.
Learn fundamental nursing principles, concepts, and skills with ease! Fundamentals of Nursing, 8th Edition includes accurate, cutting-edge content, active learning strategies, and the latest evidence-based research to help you excel in your classes and prepare for success in today's competitive nursing field. An expert author team led by Patricia Potter and Anne Griffin Perry provides a trusted, comprehensive resource, thoroughly reviewed by nursing experts and peers to ensure the most accurate content. With practical, fully integrated study support, this edition makes it easier than ever to build the understanding and clinical reasoning essential to providing excellent patient care. UNIQUE! Clear, streamlined writing style makes complex material more approachable. UNIQUE! Critical Thinking Models in each clinical chapter show you how to apply the nursing process for successful clinical outcomes. The 5-step nursing process provides a consistent framework for clinical practice. More than 55 skills demonstrations guide you through each step for administering safe nursing care. More than 20 Procedural Guidelines clearly outline basic skill instructions. Unexpected Outcomes and Related Interventions for each skill alert you to potential problems and appropriate actions. Planning sections on Goals and Outcomes, Setting Priorities, and Teamwork and Collaboration help you plan and prioritize care. Implementation sections detail care guidelines for health promotion, acute care, and continuing care across all practice settings. Delegation coverage clarifies which skills can or cannot be delegated. Safe Patient Handling Guidelines help you ensure compliance with patient safety regulations. More than 25 Care Plans help you understand how to apply the 5-step nursing process to address individual patient problems. Patient Teaching boxes help you develop and implement successful strategies for patient education. Nursing Assessment Questions boxes help you phrase questions for more effective patient communication. Cultural Aspect of Care boxes provide practical guidelines for managing patients' cultural needs and preferences. Focus on Older Adult boxes highlight key aspects of nursing assessment and care for this growing population. Key Points summarize important content for more efficient study. Key terms at the beginning of each chapter include convenient page references to complete definitions. More than 25 Concept Maps illustrate care planning for clients with multiple nursing diagnoses. NOC outcomes, NIC interventions, and the latest NANDA diagnoses incorporated into Care Plans reflect national care standards you'll encounter in practice. UNIQUE! Caring for the Cancer Survivor chapter prepares you for the special challenges involved in caring for cancer survivors who still face physical and emotional effects of the illness and its treatment. Engaging study tools on the Evolve companion website reinforce your understanding with convenient access to skills video clips, skills checklists, chapter audio summaries, answers to practice questions, a calculations tutorial, a searchable audio glossary, a Spanish/English glossary, and more. NEW and UNIQUE! Building Competency boxes help you apply QSEN (Quality & Safety Education for Nurses) competencies to realistic clinical situations.
For millions of people worldwide, nurses are the difference between life and death, self-sufficiency and dependency, hope and despair. But a lack of understanding of what nurses really do -- one perpetuated by popular media's portrayal of nurses as simplistic archetypes -- has devalued the profession and contributed to a global shortage that constitutes a public health crisis. Today, the thin ranks of the nursing workforce contribute to countless preventable deaths. This fully updated and expanded edition of Saving Lives highlights the essential roles nurses play in contemporary health care and how this role is marginalized by contemporary culture. Through engaging prose and examples drawn from television, advertising, and news coverage, the authors detail the media's role in reinforcing stereotypes that fuel the nursing shortage and devalue a highly educated sector of the contemporary workforce. Perhaps most important, the authors provide a wealth of ideas to help reinvigorate the nursing field and correct this imbalance. As American health care undergoes its greatest overhaul in decades, the practical role of nurses -- that as autonomous, highly skilled practitioners -- has never been more important. Accordingly, Saving Lives addresses both the sources of, and prescription for, misperceptions surrounding contemporary nursing.
Written and edited by the most respected authorities in forensic nursing and forensic sciences, this new edition provides the tools and concepts you need to collect evidence that is admissible in court, determine the significance of that evidence, and provide accurate, reliable testimony while administering high-quality patient care. Now in full color throughout, it remains the most comprehensive, highly illustrated text of its kind. Provides a comprehensive, updated guide to forensic nursing science, paying special attention to the International Association of Forensic Nurses’s (IAFN) goals for forensic nursing. Retains a focus on assessment skills and the collection and preservation of evidence, following the established guidelines of the forensic sciences. Prepares you to provide testimony as a fact witness or a forensic nursing expert. Includes an illustrated case study in almost every chapter, helping you relate the information to clinical practice. Highlights important recommendations for interventions in Best Practice boxes, including the evidence base for each. Summarizes important points in Key Point boxes, so you can quickly review the most important concepts in each chapter. Explores the evolving role of forensic nurses in today’s health care facilities and the community. Edited by Virginia Lynch, founding member and first President of the International Association of Forensic Nurses and Janet Barber Duval, both well-respected pioneers and educators in the field. Contains 300 full-color illustrations integrated throughout the text, so you can view evidence quickly and easily, as it is likely to appear in practice. Presents information on courtroom testimony and depositions in one reorganized, streamlined chapter, giving you a full, organized treatment of this extremely important topic. Includes twelve new chapters: Digital Evidence, Medical Evidence Recovery at the Death Scene, Asphyxia, Electrical and Thermal Injury, Intrafamilial Homicide and Unexplained Childhood Death, Human Trafficking, Credential Development for Forensic Nurses, Gangs and Hate Crimes, Ethics Issues in Forensic Nursing, Forensic Physics and Fracture Analysis, Sexual Deviant Behaviors and Crime and Forensic Epidemiology. Contains heavily revised information on Prehospital Evidence, Forensic Investigation in the Hospital, and Human Abuse and Deaths in Custody. Features critical thinking questions with every case study, so you can thoroughly consider the implications of each clinical scenario. Evolve site will include appendices and additional documentation materials.
Dr. Jillian Davis has a painful secret and she is in danger of letting it overwhelm her. Until gorgeous single dad and police officer Alex Monroe enters her life, and shows her how to live again. To Alec, his daughter has been the most important thing in his life—being a father was all that mattered—but now Jillian has stolen his and little Shelby's hearts. So when he finds out about Jillian's secret. Alec doesn't care—he won't let it affect them. He wants Jillian and he knows she's the best mother little Shelby could ever wish for. If only he can make Jillian believe that too… BACHELOR DADS: Single doctors… Single Fathers!
The first basic overview of all aspects of transplantationwith a clarity not to be found in more inaccessibletextbooks. This brand new title provides a succinct overview of both thescientific and clinical principles of organ transplantation and thetypes of organ transplant, featuring highly-illustrated informationcovering core topics in transplantation including: Organ donors Organ preservation Assessment of transplant recipients Indications for transplantation Immunology of transplantation Immunosuppression and its complications Overviews of thoracic and abdominal organ transplantation,including the kidneys, liver, heart and lungs Transplantation at a Glance is the idealintroduction for medical students, junior doctors, surgicaltrainees, immunology students, pharmacists, and nurses ontransplant wards.
Mathew is a twenty-six-year-old lowlife and criminal in the Dublin inner city. He is an avid motorcyclist and member of a local gang run by his best friend, Kevin. Following a violent bike wreck, Mathew is taken to the hospital, where he is informed he has a soft tissue sarcoma, an aggressive cancer that attacks the muscle. Unable to tell his mother, he sends Kevin to break the news for him. Soon Mathew is readmitted to the hospital for an operation to remove the tumour on his leg. Trapped in his hospital bed, Mathew soon makes the acquaintance of his roommate, whose daughter often comes to visit. Her name is Iris, and Mathew can't help but be drawn to the beautiful girl, although she does not return his feelings. Meanwhile, a nurse at the hospital, Caroline, develops feelings of her own for Mathew. On the outside, gang leader Kevin is shot and captured, leaving Mathew, feeling as though the hospital is a prison. He fears someone may soon arrive to kill him. As he fights cancer, he also fights his feelings but love cannot save him from murderous gangbangers. Will he live long enough to turn his life around?