Oxford Handbook of Adult Nursing

Author: George Castledine
Publisher: Oxford Handbooks in Nursing
ISBN: 9780199231355
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Medical

This work gives expert and practical advice on all aspects of the nurse's role. It provides a complete picture of the care of adults with chronic and acute illness, and covers the role of the nurse as manager and co-ordinator of care. It is written by practising nurses and is an invaluable companion.

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills in Adult Nursing

Author: Jacqueline Randle
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199211043
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Medical

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.

Oxford Handbook of Diabetes Nursing

Author: Lorraine Avery
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199545629
Release Date: 2009-10-15
Genre: Medical

The Oxford Handbook of Diabetes Nursing provides a comprehensive overview of diabetes care. It compiles evidence, information and guidance on the area making it an essential tool for practice nurses with a special interest in diabetes, as well as a useful resource for those working in community and acute settings.

Handbook of Clinical Skills

Author:
Publisher: Springhouse Publishing Company
ISBN: 0874348706
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Medical

Handbook of Clinical Skills covers the gamut, including how to insert airways, nasogastric tubes, central venous lines, and more; auscultate for heart and breath sounds; prepare patients for magnetic resonance imaging; monitor intracranial pressure; provide meticulous wound care; and interpret ECGs and arterial blood gas values. Learn about the latest technologies, such as at-home computer assessment, multiple parameter telemetry, thoracic electrical impedance monitoring, and transcranial Doppler ultrasonography. For each skill, you'll find a thorough explanation, equipment and patient preparation, nursing diagnoses and patient outcomes, step-by-step implementation with rationale, complications and how to treat or prevent them, nursing considerations, and documentation tips.

Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing

Author: Robert Crouch OBE
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192519542
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Genre: Medical

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.

Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Nursing

Author: Terry Robinson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199226238
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Medical

The Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Nursing offers the reader a systematic account of the main respiratory diseases found in adults, and covers assessment, diagnosis, and nursing management of these diseases. It also covers pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies, and discusses the role of the multidisciplinary respiratory team. The book highlights the multiple needs of respiratory patients and addresses not only the physical needs but also covers thepsychosocial needs, including their palliative and end of life issues.The book includes many illustrations and diagrams to guide the reader. It also contains references to national and international disease specific guidelines and patient and health professional charities andhelp lines.The book is clearly laid out, and written in easily readable note-based style. Blank pages are included for the reader, so that individual notes, observations, and local protocols can be included, thereby individualizing the handbook. All this is available in a handy, pocket-sized book with hard-wearing plastic covers. Written by practising nurses and subject experts, the Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Nursing is a unique and invaluablecompanion for novice and experienced practitioners, and for all health care professionals who are involved in the care of respiratory patients in all settings.

Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care

Author: Max Watson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199234356
Release Date: 2009-03-26
Genre: Medical

This practical guide briefly covers the historical and epidemiological background of palliative care and the growth of palliative medicine as a specialty, before dealing with major physical, psychological, spiritual, and symptom management issues from diagnosis to bereavement care.

Oxford Handbook of Nursing Older People

Author: Beverley Tabernacle
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199213283
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Medical

In the UK, over two-thirds of acute hospital beds are inhabited by people of an older age. The Oxford Handbook of Nursing Older People addresses the knowledge and skills needed by nurses working with older people. This book is an invaluable reference guide that supports nurses in everyday clinical decision-making, covering important issues such as ageism, the role of carers, and mental health, and including guidelines on stroke care, falls management, infection control, palliative care, and medication management. Nurses need to have knowledge of nursing the older person to enable them to provide holistic, person-centred care. The Oxford Handbook of Nursing Older People covers the basic principles and the key factors that are required to provide a high quality service.

Oxford Handbook of Surgical Nursing

Author: Divisional Director of Nursing (Surgery) Visiting Professor of Nursing Mark Radford
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199642663
Release Date: 2016-05-01
Genre:

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.

Oxford Handbook of Mental Health Nursing

Author: Patrick Callaghan
Publisher: Oxford Handbooks in Nursing
ISBN: 9780198703853
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Psychiatric nursing

Fully revised for its second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Mental Health Nursing is the indispensable resource for all those caring for patients with mental health problems. Practical, concise, and up-to-date with the latest guidelines, practice, and initiatives, this handbook is designed tobe quickly accessible to nurses in a busy clinical setting.Designed primarily for staff nurses and students this book will assist anyone working with people living with mental health problems, and their families and carers, including junior doctors, medical students, occupational therapists and social workers. It is envisaged that the more experiencedclinician will be able to use sections for reference and as a resource for key facts.The handbook enables readers to find relevant information quickly as the contents are arranged for quick and easy access so as to provide up-to-date information about the essentials of mental health nursing practice in a user-friendly manner. The revised mental health act is summarised in detail, aswell as the mental capacity act, mental health legislation in Scotland and other UK countries. New material for the second edition includes expanded and revised information on leadership, medications, physical interventions, basic life support, religion, spirituality and faith, and working witholder adults.Evidence-based and practical, this handbook incorporates the latest international and national mental health policy initiatives, includes revised visions for mental health nursing, and contains a brand new chapter on contemporary issues in mental health nursing.

Oxford Handbook of Women s Health Nursing

Author: Sunanda Gupta
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0199239622
Release Date: 2009-10-29
Genre: Medical

The Handbook is a concise and handy reference on women's health for nurses and other health professionals working in primary care, community, health promotion or acute settings. It focuses on practical care pathways for common gynaecological conditions. The book is user-friendly, clearly indexed and pocket sized.

Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing

Author: Vari Drennan
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191039454
Release Date: 2014-02-13
Genre: Medical

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.

Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing

Author: Sheila K. Adam
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199215904
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Medical

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.

Oxford Handbook of Medical Sciences

Author: Robert Wilkins
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191652295
Release Date: 2011-09-22
Genre: Medical

Written by biomedical scientists and clinicians, with the purpose of disseminating the fundamental scientific principles that underpin medicine, this new edition of the Oxford Handbook of Medical Sciences provides a clear, easily digestible account of basic cell physiology and biochemistry. It also includes an investigation of the traditional pillars of medicine (anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology and pharmacology) integrated in the context of each of the major systems relevant to the human body. Cross-referenced to the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine, and thoroughly illustrated, it is the ideal introduction to the medical sciences for medical students and biomedical scientists, as well as a valuable refresher for junior doctors.

Oxford Handbook of Rheumatology

Author: Gavin Clunie
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780191043949
Release Date: 2018-06-14
Genre: Medical

The Oxford Handbook of Rheumatology, 4th edition has been fully reviewed and updated to make it into an invaluable guide for students, trainees, consultant rheumatologists, and everyone caring for patients with musculoskeletal disease. With the addition of a paediatric rheumatologist to the editor team, this new edition is a fully functional rheumatology handbook for patients from childhood to adulthood. Practically structured, the handbook focuses first on presenting symptoms and then considers key diseases, emergencies, and rare diseases in detail. There is a comprehensive and updated account of assessment, guidelines, and treatment options. The text has been condensed with bullet points and summary boxes so the reader can focus on the essential information. To aid understanding over half of the images have been updated and the colour plate section has been expanded. Taking a clinical, evidence-based approach, written by experts, and presented in a clear, practical, bullet-point style for rapid reference, this handbook will be your constant companion and a joy to use.