This unique book 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.
The central title of the Oxford Handbooks in Nursing series, the Oxford Handbook of Adult Nursing is written for nurses, by nurses. It gives concise, practical and expert advice on all aspects of the nurse's role. Written for both practising and student nurses, it is a comprehensive and reliable guide to the care of adults with chronic and acute illness. The handbook covers care from the initial assessment to discharge and continuing care, giving a complete picture of a patient's progress. It also gives up-to-date advice on the role of the nurse working in a multidisciplinary team and as manager, team leader and co-ordinator of care. To help you achieve the best possible results for your patients, the authors offer a wealth of recommendations, guidance and information from their years of experience. Whatever situation you are in, the Oxford Handbook of Adult Nursing will give you the information you need. Starting with the fundamentals of good patient care, it covers the vast majority of clinical scenarios you will encounter.; It also offers advice on performing relevant tests and procedures, investigations with normal ranges, common drugs, emergency situations, rare cases and how to manage unexpected events. So you can find the information you need without delay, the book is clearly laid out with one topic per page, and written in an easily readable note-based style. Blank pages for writing notes, observations and local protocols allow your handbook to be customised to meet your specific needs. All this is available at your fingertips, in a pocket-sized handbook with a hard-wearing plastic cover. Written by practising nurses and checked by subject experts, the Oxford Handbook of Adult Nursing will be an invaluable companion to both practising and student nurses. Whether you need a comprehensive introduction to adult nursing, general nursing care, or a reliable resource to dip into when the need arises, the Oxford Handbook of Adult Nursing will be an invaluable companion for years to come.
SECTION 1: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF NURSING; 1. Defining nursing; 2. Models for delivering nursing care; 3. Individualising nursing care practice; 4. Medicines management; 5. Health promotion; SECTION 2: DIAGNOSING NURSING PROBLEMS AND IMPLEMENTING NURSING CARE; 6. Nursing patients with respiratory needs; 7. Nursing patients with cardiovascular problems; 8. Nursing patients with nutritional and gastrointestinal needs; 9. Nursing patients with liver and gall bladder problems; 10. Nursing patients with endocrine problems; 11. Nursing patients with renal and urinary problems; 12. Nursing patients with dermatology and skin needs; 13. Nursing patients with neurological problems; 14. Nursing patients with sensory system problems (eyes, ears, nose, and throat); 15. Nursing patients with rheumatologic problems and connective tissue disorders; 16. Nursing patients with haematology problems; 17. Nursing patients with orthopaedic and musculoskeletal trauma problems; 18. Nursing patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV); 19. Nursing patients with reproductive and gynaecological needs; 20. Nursing patients with infectious disease; 3: NURSING SPECIFIC GROUPS OF PEOPLE; 21. Nursing patients with intimate and sensitive care needs; 22. Nursing patients requiring perioperative care; 23. Nursing patients with pain; 24. Nursing patients with body image problems; 25. Nursing patients with cancer; 26. Nursing patients with palliative care needs; 27. Nursing the dying patient; 28. Nursing the older person; 29. Nursing the child and adolescent; 30. Nursing patients with learning disability; 31. Nursing patients with mental health needs; 32. Nursing patients in the community; SECTION 4: EMERGENCIES; 33. Nursing care of patient emergencies; 34. Emergencies in the clinical environment; SECTION 5: PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE; 35. Ethical issues; 36. Legal issues; 37. Managing in the clinical environment; 38. The nurses role in coordinating care; 39. Common laboratory tests and their interpretation