Oxford Handbook of Adult Nursing

Paperback | September 26, 2009

EditorGeorge Castledine, Ann Close

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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 andreliable 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 teamand 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 giveyou 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, rarecases 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 thisis 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 comprehensiveintroduction 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.

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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 andreliable guide to the care of adults with chronic ...

George Castledine was appointed Professor of Nursing and Community Health at The University of Central England, where he held the Assistant Dean post and helped in the transfer of the local schools of nursing into the university. He now holds a joint Clinical Professorship and Consultant of Nursing post between the University and The ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:1208 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.07 inPublished:September 26, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199231354

ISBN - 13:9780199231355

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Section 1: Principles and practice of nursing1. Defining nursing2. Models for delivering nursing care3. Individualising nursing care practice4. Medicines management5. Health promotionSection 2: Diagnosing nursing problems and implementing nursing care6. Nursing patients with respiratory needs7. Nursing patients with cardiovascular problems8. Nursing patients with nutritional and gastrointestinal needs9. Nursing patients with liver and gall bladder problems10. Nursing patients with endocrine problems11. Nursing patients with renal and urinary problems12. Nursing patients with dermatology and skin needs13. Nursing patients with neurological problems14. Nursing patients with sensory system problems (eyes, ears, nose, and throat)15. Nursing patients with rheumatologic problems and connective tissue disorders16. Nursing patients with haematology problems17. Nursing patients with orthopaedic and musculoskeletal trauma problems18. Nursing patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)19. Nursing patients with reproductive and gynaecological needs20. Nursing patients with infectious diseaseSection 3: Nursing specific groups of people21. Nursing patients with intimate and sensitive care needs22. Nursing patients requiring perioperative care23. Nursing patients with pain24. Nursing patients with body image problems25. Nursing patients with cancer26. Nursing patients with palliative care needs27. Nursing the dying patient28. Nursing the older person29. Nursing the child and adolescent30. Nursing patients with learning disability31. Nursing patients with mental health needs32. Nursing patients in the communitySection 4: Emergencies33. Nursing care of patient emergencies34. Emergencies in the clinical environmentSection 5: Professional nursing practice35. Ethical issues36. Legal issues37. Managing in the clinical environment38. The nurses role in coordinating care39. Common laboratory tests and their interpretation