Nursing Adults

Nursing Adults : The Practice of Caring

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"Nursing Adults: The Practice of Caring" is an exciting new textbook that provides all the information that you need to give sensitive and knowledgeable nursing care to adult patients and clients and their families. It has been written and edited by a team of experienced nurses, mainly from the UK, although there are contributions from Australia. It is written for nurses by nurses and thus focuses on the issues that are important to nurses. Todays nurses need a wide range of knowledge and skills to be able to think critically and reflect on their experience in order to develop professionally and personally. The textbook provides a comprehensive source of information about adult nursing that is patient-focused, holistic and evidence-based. The book has 35 chapters arranged in 4 sections. Section 1 Nursing, quality and communication addresses the nature of adult nursing and the importance of quality management and standards of care. Communication and interpersonal skills are explored with activities designed to help you develop your own skills. Section II Common nursing issues covers the clinical issues and problems that are encountered by most nurses working in most settings.
Issues such as pain, stress, nutrition, infection control, sleep, wound management, and continence. Section III Nursing patients with common disorders focuses on specific conditions grouped under functional systems (e.g. blood disorders). Each chapter includes an overview of relevant anatomy and physiology and medical treatments but the focus is on assessment and nursing management, patient teaching and health promotion. Section IV Specific areas of adult nursing looks at the more specialized areas of practice, such as peri-operative nursing, caring for older adults and caring for the critically ill.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 1104 pages
  • 222 x 276 x 62mm | 2,880.34g
  • Mosby
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 296 ills.
  • 0723431574
  • 9780723431572
  • 1,074,888

Table of contents

Section 1 - Nursing, Quality and Communication Adult Nursing: Setting the Scene. Quality Management and Standards of Care. Communication. Section 2 - Common Nursing Issues Circadian Rhythms and Sleep Patterns. Temperature Regulation. Stress. Pain. Problems with Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid-based Homeostasis. Shock and Multi-System Failure. Tissue Viability: Managing Chronic Wounds. Nutrition. Maintaining Continence. Infection Control. Section 3 - Nursing Patients with Common Disorders Neurological Problems. Problems with Eye and Vision. Problems of the Ear and Hearing. Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders. Blood Disorders. Cardiovascular Disorders. Respiratory Disorders. Nose and Throat Disorders. Gastrointestinal Disorders. Hepatic, Biliary and Pancreatic Disorders. Urinary Disorders. Sexual Health and Reproductive Problems. Breast Disorders. Musculoskeletal Disorders. Skin Problems. Section 4 - Specific Areas of Adult Nursing Perioperative Nursing. Nursing Patients in the Accident and Emergency Departments. Critically Ill Patients. Nursing Older Patients. Nursing Patients with Cancer. Nursing Patients who need Palliative Care. Long-term Sickness and Disability.
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