Adult Nursing Practice: Using evidence in care

Paperback | June 15, 2012

EditorIan Bullock, Jill MacLeod Clark, Joanne Rycroft-Malone

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To effectively lead and co-ordinate care, nurses must have the necessary knowledge to understand common conditions and manage subsequent health needs whilst ensuring that nursing decisions are evidence based. Adult Nursing Practice has been specifically designed for today's nursing students and newly qualified staff to develop their knowledge and skills. Focusing on the common diseases, health needs and symptoms which nurses' encounter in practice, it identifies how readers can use research-basedevidence in their daily nursing care. Written and edited by leading nurses from practice, education and research, this book is a contemporary, reliable and detailed account of nursing practice. Each chapter clearly sets out core pathophysiology, nursing assessment, and 'what the evidence says' before discussing nursing management options. Reflecting the new NMC competencies, an emphasis is placed on the development of critical thinking skills in order to make informed nursing decisions.With over 115 illustrations, a wealth of learning features and online resources, this is the ideal textbook to prepare students for registration and guide newly qualified staff through preceptorship and beyond. Online resource centre at www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/orc/bullock http://www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/orc/bullock/ Free website with: - Clinical decision making scenarios - Quiz questions - Updates to content - Hyperlinked references - Artwork from the book - Lecturer resources

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To effectively lead and co-ordinate care, nurses must have the necessary knowledge to understand common conditions and manage subsequent health needs whilst ensuring that nursing decisions are evidence based. Adult Nursing Practice has been specifically designed for today's nursing students and newly qualified staff to develop their k...

Dr Ian Bullock is Chief Operating Officer at the National Clinical Guideline Centre, Royal College of Physicians where he has developed expertise in evidence based healthcare and research and development (including quality improvement). He is responsible for a large funded research programme on behalf of NICE, with particular focus on ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pagesPublished:June 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199697418

ISBN - 13:9780199697410

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Reframing Adult NursingPart 1:Understanding core conditions2. Understanding Asthma3. Understanding Bone conditions4. Understanding Cancers5. Understanding Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder6. Understanding Coronary heart disease7. Understanding Dementia8. Understanding Depression9. Understanding Diabetes10. Understanding Functional bowel disorders11. Understanding Renal disorders12. Understanding Skin conditions13. Understanding StrokePart 2: Managing health needs and symptoms14. Managing anxiety and agitation15. Managing breathlessness16. Managing continence and elimination17. Managing delirium and individuals presenting with18. Managing end of life care19. Managing hydration20. Managing hygiene21. Managing the prevention of infection22. Managing medications23. Managing mobility24. Managing nutrition25. Managing pain26. Managing perioperative care27. Managing skin care and preventing skin breakdown28. Managing wounds