Nursing Practice: Knowledge and Care.pdf

Nursing Practice: Knowledge and Care.pdf


Nursing Practice is the essential, textbook to support you throughout your entire nursing degree, from your first year onwards. It explores all the clinical and professional issues that you need to know in one complete volume. Written in the context of the latest Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards for Pre-Registration Nursing Education and the Essential Skills Clusters , this book covers all fields of nursing: Adult, Child, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and also Maternity care, in both acute and community settings. With full colour illustrations, and plenty of activities and user-friendly features throughout, this evidence-based text encompasses essential nursing theory and practice, providing you with all you need to know to succeed. Learning features in the book include: Hear it from the experts- tips and advice from real life nurses, patients and their carers, and student nurses Red Flags- alerting the student to potential dangers Primary Care Considerations- tells you how to manage issues in the community setting Fields boxes- giving further insight into other fields of nursing, making the book relevant to all fields of nursing practice Medicines Management boxes provide key information about medicines Self-assessment and activities throughout A companion website to this title is available at Here you'll find a range of resources for both the student and the lecturer, including: Over 350 interactive multiple choice questions Flashcards Glossary Links to references and further reading Illustrations from the book Worksheets

Contents Preface Acknowledgements Contributors How to use your textbook About the companion website Unit I Contextualising the Art and Science of Nursing Chapter 1 Nursing: Past, Present and Future Chapter 2 The Professional Nurse and Contemporary Healthcare Chapter 3 Health Promotion Chapter 4 Public Health Unit II The Elements of Care Chapter 5 Ethics, the Law and the Nurse Chapter 6 The Nursing Process Chapter 7 Models of Nursing Unit III The Principles of Care Chapter 8 The Principles of Safeguarding and Dignity Chapter 9 The Principles of Older People's Care Chapter 10 The Principles of Caring for People with Learning Disabilities and Autism Chapter 11 The Principles of Caring for Children and Families Chapter 12 The Principles of Caring for People with Mental Health Problems Chapter 13 The Principles of Maternity Care Chapter 14 The Principles of Surgical Care Chapter 15 The Principles of Cancer Care Chapter 16 The Principles of Infection Control Chapter 17 The Principles of Nutrition Chapter 18 The Principles of Skin Integrity Chapter 19 The Principles of Medicine Administration and Pharmacology Chapter 20 The Principles of Death, Dying and Bereavement Unit IV Scientific Nature of Disease Chapter 21 The Cell Chapter 22 Immunity, Inflammation and Infection Chapter 23 Pain Management Chapter 24 Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalance, and Shock Unit V The Art and Science of Nursing Care Chapter 25 The Person with a Cardiovascular Disorder Chapter 26 The Person with a Haematological Disorder Chapter 27 The Person with a Respiratory Disorder Chapter 28 The Person with a Gastrointestinal Disorder Chapter 29 The Person with a Urinary Disorder Chapter 30 The Woman with a Reproductive Disorder Chapter 31 The Man with a Reproductive Disorder Chapter 32 The Person with a Sexually Transmitted Infection Chapter 33 The Person with an Endocrine Disorder Chapter 34 The Person with a Neurological Disorder Chapter 35 The Person with an Ear or Eye Disorder Chapter 36 The Person with a Musculoskeletal Disorder Chapter 37 The Person with a Skin Disorder Appendix A: Reference values in venous serum (adults) Appendix B: List of units Index


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