Nursing Practice

Nursing Practice : Hospital and Home - The Adult

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The most comprehensive "UK Adult Nursing" core text, now in its third edition, for the next generation of nurses. This best selling textbook has been revised and updated to present the knowledge and skills required for competent, evidence-based nursing practice, whilst maintaining the thorough approach that was welcomed in the first two editions. The book remains the core text of choice for students of adult nursing. The third edition continues to reflect the issues and challenges for nursing practice in an era of rapid developments in diagnosis, therapy and care. As always, the importance of the patient as partner in care is emphasized. The three section format which has proved so effective is retained, progressing from a broad systems approach to more detail on specific patient concerns and nursing issues. Ample cross-referencing encourages links between the sections: Section One - Care of patients with common disorders. Section Two - Common patient problems and related nursing care. Section Three - now entitled - Nursing patients with special challenges.
This text is an invaluable resource, not only for student nurses, but also for qualified nurses, those returning to practice and nurse educators.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 1288 pages
  • 219 x 276mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0702041017
  • 9780702041013
  • 2,379,288

Table of contents

Section 1 Care of patients with common disorders Nursing practice: an introduction. The cardiovascular system. The respiratory system. The gastrointestinal system, liver and biliary tract. Endocrine and metabolic disorders. Genetic disorders. The reproductive systems and the breast. The urinary system. The nervous system. The musculoskeletal system. Blood disorders. Skin disorders. Disorders of the eye. Disorders of the ear, nose and throat. Disorders of the mouth. The immune system and infectious disease. Section 2 Common patient problems and related nursing care Stress. Shock. Pain. Fluid and electrolyte balance. Temperature control. Wound healing. Continence. Sleep. Section 3 Nursing patients with special needs The patient facing surgery. The patient who experiences trauma. unconscious patient. The critically ill patient. The patient with burns. The patient with cancer. The chronically ill person. The patient receiving palliative care. The patient in need of rehabilitation. The older person. People who use and abuse substances. The person with HIV/AIDS. Answers. Glossary. Appendices
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