A Midwife's Handbook is designed to provide nurse midwives with quick access to important clinical information. Within each chapter, topics are arranged alphabetically to further ease the access of the information. The overall objective of this handbook is to provide information for the practitioner that is detailed, generally has not been memorized, or that discusses issues which are encountered infrequently enough that a quick review of the details is helpful when the situation arises. Nurse-midwifery management guidelines are included throughout, such as when to manage independently or when to consult with the physician. This outstanding new resource will also integrate alternative and complementary therapies along with key medical information specific to midwifery practice to provide practitioners with the complete care alternatives.
Are you working as a children’s nurse or doing a placement on a children’s ward? Are you studying to become a great professional involved in nursing children and young people? This user friendly, easy to carry textbook is a practical and evidence-based guide which provides those in the early stages of their careers with clinical information and insights. This book will help you to: Gather all the information you need to work with patients, in a concise and structure way; Obtain the knowledge required and clinical skills needed on a wide range of conditions; Have an excellent starting point and great revision aid to refer to when in doubt; What will you find in this UPDATED edition: Answers to some of your questions about embarking on your career into children’s nursing; How to satisfy children’s requirements and needs in the ward according to their age and stage of their development; Examples on legal, health and safety issues; Completely updated and revised content written by authors with extensive nursing experience in the field. Part of the A Nurse’s Survival Guide series
Are you a starting work in critical care? Are you an experienced nurse but need to check guidelines and best practices? This is the indispensable guide to daily procedures and problems faced by nurses working in this specialty. This book will help you to Organise your job and yourself Assess patients and communicate with them Get clinical information on a wide range of conditions What to do in emergency This UPDATED edition: Completely updated and revised content written by authors with extensive nursing experience in the field Physiological, psychological and social areas, as well as legal issues, ethical and moral dilemmas that critical care nurses and health care practitioners may face on a daily basis Boxes, tips and diagrams to help bridge the theory-practice gap while embarking on your critical care career. Part of the A Nurse’s Survival Guide series
Following the success of the previous edition, A Nurse’s Survival Guide to Drugs in Practice has been completely updated with revised content written by expert practitioners and educators in the field of drug administration and pharmacology. It continues to follow the popular systems approach and is now revised with new sections on the immune system added.
General practice nurses are faced with the daily challenge of keeping up-to-date with a vast range of conditions and their management. They also need to be familiar with evidence-based practice to inform high-level decision making. This Survival Guide will prove a valuable resource to nursing students experiencing general practice for the first time. Many universities across England now deliver ‘Fundamentals of General Practice’ programmes. This book will complement those programmes and provide essential information to assist nurses new to general practice. For experienced nurses working in general practice there are essential chapters covering the latest developments such as leadership, quality improvement, PCN developments and essential clinical knowledge that highlight the changes in clinical care in recent years, plus an acknowledgement of the impact the COVID 19 pandemic has had on management of care. This is an indispensable handbook for: Defining the essential knowledge for meeting continuing professional development requirements Understanding fundamental clinical skills to ensure best practice Exploring new ways of working to consult and communicate with patients Investigating ways to improve care delivery
When you become a ward or unit manager, sister or charge nurse, your responsibilities change and you need a very different set of skills compared to your previous roles. You are now required to manage a team of staff with a set budget and are responsible for maintaining an environment in which people can work well. This book will help you to: Identify your responsibilities and best approaches as a manager to provide patients with a high standard of care through your staff; Read through examples, suggestions and tips following a highly practical approach; Manage your staff, time and budget; Create a positive work environment; Features: Completely updated and revised content written by well-known authors with extensive experience in the field; New sections on responsible use of social media, working with different generations in the workplace; how to make an impact, taking care of yourself etc. Leading teams in the context of enduring financial and staffing constraints Part of the A Nurse’s Survival Guide series.
This book fills the need in this growing market for a lucid and comprehensive description of the complex and exciting world of primary care. It is a readable "ready reference," positive in its approach, straightforward and factual in its style. This text also includes extensive references for further information and relevant clinical content that provides general information on subjects relevant to nurses in primary care, avoiding protocols which may vary from one area to another. Key facts relating to specific areas are presented in boxes throughout the text.
Are you supporting students in practice? This book provides an overview of the different approaches and summarises the key NMC Standards that you need to understand. You will follow the student's journey on placement starting from the preparation needed before they arrive through to the orientation, initial interview and planning of learning, plus how to provide feedback and ensure that your assessment is fair and objective. Some of the challenges you may face will be explored, along with approaches you can use to ensure successful outcomes. This is an indispensable handbook for: both new and experienced nurses seeking practical advice academic staff who prepare and support practice supervisors and assessors students undertaking modules on teaching and learning in practice