Understanding Laboratory Investigations

Author: Chris Higgins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118480120
Release Date: 2012-12-14
Genre: Medical

The purpose of this book is to help nurses, midwives and healthprofessionals to better understand how the work of clinicallaboratories contributes to patient care. It answers thefollowing questions: Why is this test being ordered on my patient? What sort of sample is required? How is that sample obtained? And most importantly: What is the significance of the test result for mypatient? Retaining its accessible and user-friendly style, the aim ofthis book remains the same: to provide nurses with as much relevantinformation as possible about the most commonly requestedlaboratory rests. This is not a book about laboratory technique -its focus is on the clinical significance of test results, andtherefore the patient. The third edition is morecomprehensive in terms of the number of testsdiscussed, incorporates colour to aid the accessibility,and includes more paediatric content.

Skills for Midwifery Practice Australia New Zealand edition

Author: Sara Bayes
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780729586757
Release Date: 2018-10-13
Genre: Medical

The first edition of Skills for Midwifery Practice Australia and New Zealand edition builds of the success of the highly regarded Skills for Midwifery Practice by Ruth Johnson and Wendy Taylor, now in its fourth edition. Endorsed by the Australian College of Midwives, this text provides instruction and guidance on more than 100 clinical skills for midwifery students and midwives who wish to perfect their practice. Each clinical skill is presented logically in a step-by-step format, providing a clear sequencing of information. Theory and evidence precedes each skill to thoroughly explain the underlying physiology of the scenarios encountered in midwifery practice. Woman-centred approach Structured to follow the logical progression from pregnancy through to labour and birth, and finally to postnatal care Australian and New Zealand guidelines, policies, standards, statistics, terminology and cultural considerations are included throughout Now includes an eBook with all print purchases

The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures

Author: Lisa Dougherty
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118745915
Release Date: 2015-03-05
Genre: Medical

Nationally recognised as the definitive guide to clinical nursing skills, The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures has provided essential nursing knowledge and up-to-date information on nursing skills and procedures for over 30 years. Now in its 9th edition, this full-colour manual provides the underlying theory and evidence for procedures enabling nurses to gain the confidence they need to become fully informed, skilled practitioners. Written with the qualified nurse in mind, this manual provides up–to–date, detailed, evidence–based guidelines for over 200 procedures related to every aspect of a person′s care including key information on equipment, the procedure and post-procedure guidance, along with full colour illustrations and photos. Following extensive market research, this ninth edition: contains the procedures and changes in practice that reflect modern acute nursing care includes thoroughly reviewed and updated evidence underpinning all procedures is organised and structured to represent the needs of a patient along their care pathway integrates risk-management into relevant chapters to ensure it is central to care contains revised procedures following ‘hands-on’ testing by staff and students at Kingston University is also available as an online edition

Essentials of Nursing Adults

Author: Karen Elcock
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: 9781526453839
Release Date: 2018-11-24
Genre: Medical

Drawing together the best of text, video and interactive material for the definite guide to adult nursing. This one-stop-shop will enable students to understand the core aspects of care, learn the essential nursing skills and knowledge that underpin practice, deal with the complexities of the role and apply their learning to common conditions and patient groups. It has been developed in line with the 2018 NMC standards to provide a complete learning resource for adult nursing students. Key features Blends the best of print and online learning with a companion website for further study and 12 months free access to an electronic version of the book further bringing the material to life. Uses patient centred care and evidence-based practice as guiding principles throughout Clear and engaging features help students to understand the core theory and knowledge, apply it nursing practice, go further in their independent study and revise for assessments and exams. Designed to make learning flexible and fun leaving students better prepared for practice and ready to thrive in their future careers.

Gastrointestinal Nursing

Author: Graeme Smith
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781405143370
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: Medical

Many nurses work as specialist practitioners within several areas of gastrointestinal medicine, including inflammatory bowel disease, stoma care, nutrition, endoscopy and counselling. There has been a steady increase in nurse-led services and gastrointestinal nursing is an expanding area. This comprehensive text lays the foundation by reviewing the anatomy and physiology underlying common conditions before covering the pathophysiology of clinical features, causes, investigation and management. Underlying this approach will be the specific nursing aspects of caring for patients with gastrointestinal conditions, covering psychosocial factors and issues such as the measurement of health related quality of life.

Clinical Nursing Practices E Book

Author: Elizabeth Jamieson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702033384
Release Date: 2007-04-05
Genre: Medical

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is a well-known text that provides guidelines for over 40 common nursing procedures carried out by carers in a variety of settings. The development of competence in these practices is one of the most important aspects of pre-registration programmes, and this is one of the few UK-based texts that takes an educational approach to these practices as opposed to a purely procedure-driven approach. As in previous editions, the emphasis is on a holistic approach with the recognition that each patient is a unique individual. Each procedure contains rationale and information for patient education in addition to step by step guidance. Skills explained step by step to facilitate learning The comprehensive range of procedures including advanced practices will give readers confidence when they begin clinical work Relevance to hospital and community settings makes it applicable to a wide audience The rationale sections link to the evidence-base thereby ensuring best practice

Grounded theory

Author: Anselm L. Strauss
Publisher:
ISBN: 3621272658
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Grounded theory

Studierende und Forscher verschiedener Disziplinen, die am Entwickeln einer Theorie interessiert sind, stellen sich nach der Datenerhebung oft die Frage: Wie komme ich zu einer Theorie, die sich auf die empirische Realität gründet? Die Autoren beantworten diese und andere Fragen, die sich bei der qualitativen Interpretation von Daten ergeben. Auf klare und einfache Art geschrieben vermittelt das Buch Schritt für Schritt die grundlegenden Kenntnisse und Verfahrensweisen der "grounded theory" (datenbasierte Theorie), so daß es besonders für Personen interessant ist, die sich zum ersten Mal mit der Theorienbildung anhand qualitativer Datenanalyse beschäftigen. Das Buch gliedert sich in drei Teile. Teil I bietet einen Überblick über die Denkweise, die der "grounded theory" zugrunde liegt. Teil II stellt die speziellen Techniken und Verfahrensweisen genau dar, wie z.B. verschiedene Kodierungsarten. In Teil III werden zusätzliche Verfahrensweisen erklärt und Evaluationskriterien genannt.

The Midwives Guide to Key Medical Conditions E Book

Author: Linda Wylie
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702039850
Release Date: 2008-04-21
Genre: Medical

The only book of its kind, this essential reference offers quick access to information on the effects medical conditions can have on pregnancy and childbirth. Coverage includes a brief overview of normal anatomy and physiology with concise, practical guidelines for managing disorders commonly seen in women of childbearing age. From mild diseases such as asthma to serious conditions such as heart lesions, this indispensable guide will help you manage pregnancy and childbirth in women with systemic disease, recognize the early onset of disease-related pregnancy complications, and determine when it may be necessary to refer patients to a specialist. Offers complete coverage of normal pathophysiology in both the general population and in the context of pregnancy and childbirth. Provides comprehensive midwifery management guidelines. Outlines potential consequences of disease-related complications for the fetus or neonate.

Entwicklungspsychologie im Kindes und Jugendalter

Author: Robert Siegler
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783662470282
Release Date: 2016-03-31
Genre: Psychology

Wer dieses Standardwerk liest, erhält einen umfassenden Überblick über einschlägige Theorien, moderne Forschungsmethoden und neueste Erkenntnisse zur Kindes- und Jugendentwicklung. Die einfache, klare Sprache sowie zahlreiche Illustrationen und Fallbeispiele machen die Lektüre des Lehrbuchs für Studierende der Entwicklungspsychologie zum echten Vergnügen. Tabellen, Schaubilder, Zusammenfassungen und Praxisbeispiele helfen dabei, den Stoff zu verstehen, zu strukturieren und zu verinnerlichen. Die Inhalte des Werkes gehen dabei teilweise deutlich über den klassischen Lehrstoff für Bachelor-Prüfungen hinaus und vermitteln ein vertieftes Verständnis dafür, wie die Entwicklung in unterschiedlichen Bereichen zusammenhängt, von welchen sozialen und gesellschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen sie abhängt und wie die Entstehung von Problemen verhindert werden kann. Die Auseinandersetzung mit dieser Lektüre lohnt sich daher nicht nur für die Prüfungsvorbereitung im Bachelor- und Masterstudium. Auch wenn Sie bereits beruflich oder privat mit Kindern und Jugendlichen zu tun haben, wird Ihnen das Buch als wertvolles Nachschlagewerk dienen und immer wieder Lust machen, sich mit den Inhalten auseinanderzusetzen.

Das Unerwartete managen

Author: Karl E. Weick
Publisher:
ISBN: 3791029681
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Crisis management

Wie können Unternehmen mit unerwarteten Situationen umgehen? Um diese Frage zu beantworten, untersuchen die Autoren sogenannte High Reliability Organizations (HROs) - Organisationen, die absolut zuverlässig arbeiten müssen, wie z. B. Fluglotsen oder Feuerwehrmannschaften. An ihren spezifischen Handlungsabläufen kann sich jede Organisation orientieren, um unerwartete Ereignisse und Entwicklungen besser zu verstehen und zu bewältigen. Wie die Methoden der HROs sich in der Unternehmenspraxis umsetzen lassen, zeigt der lösungsorientierte Managementansatz.

Manipulation der Wirbels ule

Author: Geoffrey D. Maitland
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783662221280
Release Date: 2013-08-13
Genre: Medical

Endlich liegt nun die deutschsprachige Ausgabe des bekannten Lehrbuchs von G.D. Maitland vor, das in seiner englischen Version seit Jahren zur Standardliteratur auf dem Gebiet der Untersuchung und Behandlung von Gelenkstörungen im Bereich der Wirbelsäule zählt. Fundament des "Maitland-Konzepts" ist das konsequent an der Beurteilung von Symptomen und Gelenkzeichen orientierte Vorgehen bei der Anwendung von Untersuchungs- und Behandlungsverfahren; Qualität und Verhalten der Schmerzreaktion bei Bewegung des Gelenks sind die relevanten Beurteilungskriterien. Jedem einzelnen Wirbelsäulenabschnitt ist ein ganzes Kapitel gewidmet, in dem ausführlich Techniken zur Untersuchung sowie zur Mobilisations- und Manipulationsbehandlung der jeweiligen Ebenen beschrieben werden. Neben diesem klar strukturierten und detailreichen Leitfaden zu Ausführung und Indikationen der einzelnen Techniken bietet das Buch, fundiert und in stets anschaulicher Form, eine Einführung in die theoretischen Grundlagen des Konzepts, deren Kenntnis der Autor als unerläßliche Voraussetzung für die fachgerechte Anwendung einer jeden Technik am Patienten versteht.