Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing

Paperback | March 13, 2014

EditorVari Drennan, Claire Goodman

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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 andknowledge 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 requiringpractical, 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 childrenat 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 aunique and invaluable companion for all health care professionals working in the primary care and community setting.

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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 andknowledge required by any nurse working in modern p...

Vari is a Primary Care Nurse and health visitor, joining the academic community after working as a professional development nurse, a senior community health service manager and professional head of community nursing in inner London. During her career she has been actively involved in the development and education of primary care, commu...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:844 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.68 inPublished:March 13, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199653720

ISBN - 13:9780199653720

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Table of Contents

1. The health of the UK population2. Nursing in primary care3. Quality and risk management4. Approaches to individual health needs assessment5. Medicine management and nurse prescribing6. Child health promotion7. Child and adolescent common health problems8. Adult health promotion9. Vulnerable groups with extra needs10. Care provision11. Care of people with long-term conditions12. Common adult health problems13. First aid and emergencies14. Useful information

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`This book is an excellent reference book for nurses working in the community primary care settings. It is written by experts in their relevant fields and provides the reader with up to date information which is easy to read and easy to access... It is an invaluable resource for the busycommunity nurse.'The Irish Practice Association website