ECGs for Nurses provides everything the nurse needs to know aboutthe electrocardiogram. Accessible yet comprehensive, and packedwith case studies, this portable guide enables nurses to becomeskilled practitioners in an area often seen as highly complex.Using real ECG traces as examples, possible effects on the patientand treatment options are discussed, with a focus on the role ofthe nurse. This fully illustrated second edition remains the essentialreference guide for nurses working in all acute areas, as well asgeneral nurses and students learning about ECGs for the firsttime. One of the only ECG texts written by a nurse specifically fornurses Written by an expert in the field Easy-to-access information, full of practical advice Essential for nurses working and studying in intensive care,high dependency units, theatre, theatre recovery coronary careunits, medical wards and accident and emergency. Case studies and discussion of real ECGs throughout. New to this edition Fully updated throughout with up-to-date guidelines andprocedures Includes new guidelines on management of cardiac arrestarrhythmias Case studies added to all chapters
Venepuncture and cannulation are the most commonly performed invasive procedures in the UK, and are everyday procedures in health care practice. Venepuncture and Cannulation is a practical guide to these procedures. It assumes no prior knowledge and equips nurses and other health professionals with the clinical skills and knowledge they need in order to confidently perform venepuncture and cannulation in both hospital and community settings. Explores relevant anatomy and physiology Covers education and training, as well as legal and ethical issues Considers potential complications, and patient perspectives Provides guidance on the selection of the appropriate vein and equipment, and common blood tests
The Essential Enrolled Nursing Skills for Person-Centred Care, 1st edition, Workbook is an indispensable tool that will assist students in mastering the clinical skills required to deliver the highest-quality care. Specifically developed to support Tabbner s Nursing Care: Theory and Practice, 7th edition, the workbook features the essential skills that form part of the assessment for Diploma of Nursing students. Based on evidence-based practice, each skill features a step-by-step approach and rationale to help understanding of how and why a skill is performed. Directly aligned to Tabbner s Nursing Care: Theory and Practice, 7th edition All skills and competency checklists align to the new 2016 Enrolled Nurse Standards for Practice, aswell as the most recent Diploma of Nursing training package HLT51612 Competency checklists feature the Bondy Rating Scale, providing a valuable tool for assessment Equipment list for each skill Reflection opportunity at the end of each competency checklist to encourage learning Includes the decision-making framework for the EN "
This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Easy to use and attractively designed in 2 colours throughout, this clinical manual concentrates on the preparation for each skill, the procedure, and post-procedure guidelines. With over 120 essential skills and procedures, written and produced in a clear, consistent style, this book is invaluable in any clinical setting and suitable for all foundation students regardless of their future specialty. All skills updated to reflect new guidelines and evidence-based practices e.g. recent changes in the Resuscitation Guidelines Internal design enhanced to improve usability Annotated further reading Useful websites
Clinical Skills for Healthcare Assistants and Assistant Practitioners is an accessible, easy-to-read guide, outlining the fundamental and core skills integral to clinical practice. Fully updated in its second edition, this book is divided into three sections; the first looks at fundamental skills applicable to all staff, such as accountability, communication and record keeping. Section two explores core clinical skills such as respiratory care, pulse, blood glucose management and catheter care. Section three outlines complex clinical skills that require more in-depth training, such as medication and intravenous cannulation. An invaluable resource for healthcare assistants and assistant practitioners, this book will also be of use to newly qualified practitioners, and students in health and social care.
This heavily illustrated book provides a full color presentation of all basic and intermediate skills of nursing procedures. Its unique and easy-to-use format divides each procedure into logical steps—complete with appropriate illustrations, descriptions, and rationales for each one. A focus on critical thinking looks at unexpected outcomes when performing skills, and encourages problem solving in a clinical context using alternative nursing actions. Chapter topics include legal and ethical protocol; documentation; infection control; personal hygiene; vital signs; wound care and dressings; oral, parenteral, and topical and mucous membrane medications; feeding and decompression tubes; urinary and bowel elimination; respiratory and cardiovascular procedures; cardiopulmonary emergencies; and intravenous medications. For individuals preparing for a career in nursing, or providing health care at home.