This innovative and student-friendly textbook provides up-to-date information on the core content of child nursing courses and helps students understand how it applies to practice. Covering all settings throughout, including the acute and community ones, it focuses on the importance of child and family centred care, by having them directly involved through the use of voices and case studies. This book provides a comprehensive framework for student knowledge development by including: Activities and theory stop-points to encourage students to develop their critical thinking skills. Pointers to further reading resources, including journal articles and videos for students to explore and build knowledge more independently. A range of online resources including extra scenarios for lecturers to use in their teaching and MCQs for students to revise. Essential reading for undergraduate nursing students specialising or wanting to specialise in children and young people nursing.
Author: Richard Hain
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2016-09-15
Looking after children with life-limiting conditions can be very difficult for both parents and health care professionals. This second edition of Paediatric Palliative Medicine is full of easily-accessible, detailed information on medical conditions and symptoms and includes specific management plans in order to guide the practicing clinician through treatment of children requiring palliative care.Using the bestselling OxfordSpecialist Handbook format to deliver practical and concise information, this handbook facilitates bedside delivery of effective palliative medicine to children by professionals who have not trained or had experienceof caring for the dying child, as well as for students and trainees interested in paediatric palliative care. It includes detailed information on symptom control and the philosophy and models that support delivery of palliative medicine to children, while also covering practical delivery of palliative medicine relating to other professionals and to families, and the learning and coping skills required in palliative care. It also contains a quick-reference drugformulary.Fully updated with an expanded formulary and a new chapter on the intensive care unit, this new edition continues to be the authoritative reference tool in paediatric palliative care.
Author: Mary E Shaw
Publisher: M&K Update Ltd
Release Date: 2016-02-29
Paediatric care has changed dramatically in the last few years and this has affected the care and management of ophthalmic patients. Babies and children with ophthalmic problems are often cared for by registered children’s nurses in specialist children’s hospitals. However, some of these nurses may lack the required ophthalmic knowledge and expertise. Likewise, paediatric patients are also often cared for in ophthalmic environments, where the ophthalmic nurses don’t necessarily possess the same level of paediatric knowledge as their colleagues in children’s hospitals. This useful, comprehensive book bridges the gap, presenting the core information required by both groups: paediatric nurses who care for ophthalmic patients, and ophthalmic nurses who look after children in their practice. Contents include: • Working with the child and their family • Development of the eye and vision • Gross anatomy and physiology of the eye and adnexa • Assessment of vision and eye movement • Examination of the eye and adnexa • Eye conditions, inherited and acquired • Eye emergencies • Eye drops and ointment • Statutory and voluntary support for visually impaired children and their families • Glossary of terms
Author: Elizabeth Gormley-Fleming
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2018-08-10
Fundamentals of Children’s Applied Pathophysiology introduces nursing and healthcare students to the pathophysiology of the child, and offers an applied full-colour visual approach throughout. Explaining the anatomy of the human body, and the effects of disease or illness on normal physiology, it enables the reader to develop the understanding, knowledge, and skills required to know how to respond and provide safe and effective high-quality care to children and their families. Key features: Written by an experienced author team Filled with superb full-colour illustrations Packed with learning features, including key words, test-your-knowledge, exercises, further reading, and learning outcomes Includes case studies to help readers understand how to apply the knowledge in clinical practice Contains links to clinical observations, vital signs to look out for, investigations boxes, red flags to indicate essential information to be aware of when providing care, and medication alerts Fundamentals of Children's Applied Pathophysiology is an ideal book for pre-registration nursing students, including child and adult nurses, as well as for all healthcare professionals who come into contact with children and their families.
Author: Emma Baker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-05-07
Prescribing Scenarios at a Glance is an innovative resource which allows medical students and junior doctors to practise prescribing skills safely for themselves. Supporting those who wish to develop their prescribing knowledge and clinical reasoning, this book features 50 acute and on call scenarios in a hospital setting. Users will be able to practise skills such as initiating a prescription, planning management, reviewing therapy, and identifying adverse drug reactions and interactions. Prescribing Scenarios at a Glance: • Contains case scenarios, mock drug charts and model answers with discussion • Features a workbook of prepared drug charts for each case that allow users to practise prescription writing • Includes detailed explanations and answers to all case scenarios, including examples of correctly completed charts • Includes access to refill drug charts for each scenario available on the companion website at www.ataglanceseries.com/prescribingscenarios, allowing users to rehearse each scenario as many times as they like An ideal companion for medical students, foundation doctors and non-medical prescribers as they develop their prescribing skills, this book will help to instil confidence, reduce errors, and encourage best practice. It will also be a valuable resource for candidates preparing for prescribing exams. This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.
Diabetes is common, chronic, complicated, and costly both to the patient and to the state. It causes distress, disability, and premature death. Most diabetes complications can be prevented or reduced. Diabetes Care Second Edition is a concise and easy-to-read reference source for all aspects of care in the management and understanding of diabetes. This pocketbook provides a step-by-step guide to diabetes care for doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals working in primary, community, and secondary care, particularly general practitioners, practice nurses, diabetes specialist nurses, junior hospital doctors, ward nurses, and pharmacists. The author draws on practical experience taking a common-sense approach to the assessment, education, monitoring, and treatment of diabetes across all age groups and ethnic backgrounds. There are detailed sections on helping patients manage their diabetes in everyday life, extensive advice on the monitoring and adjustment of glucose levels, and discussion on the preventing and coping with emergencies. Focus is primarily on the prevention, detection, and treatment of diabetic tissue damage, including heart disease. The new edition of Diabetes Care - a Practical Manual provides up-to-date guidance on managing diabetic emergencies including hypoglycaemia and diabetic ketoacidosis, and new advice about diabetes care in A&E and the hospital setting. There is also an expanded section on using data and audit to review and improve care.