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Basic Infection Control for Health Care Providers, Third Edition, is a clear and concise guide to preventing occupational exposure hazards and communicable and infectious diseases. Written at a level that assumes no prior knowledge of infectious disease, this book includes coverage on how to safely protect oneself from infectious agents and what to do in case of infectious exposure. This book is equally applicable for any healthcare field, including medical assistant, nursing, physical and occupational therapy, nursing assistant, dental professionals, respiratory therapy, diagnostic imaging, long-term care, massage therapy, and emergency medicine. Other occupations with potential exposure to infectious disease, such as tattoo artists, law enforcement, food service, corrections, fire service, childcare, and education, will benefit from the clear and concise discussions of the disease process, protection from communicable disease, and post-exposure protocols. Background information such as legal issues and the immune system provide a clear context regarding exposure and infectious diseases. The blend of fundamental infection control content and reference resources makes this tool perfect for use in an instructional setting or as a reference for anyone at risk of occupational exposure to infectious disease.
This book offers easy reference information on all the typical practice roles: Clinical - treatment room work, specialist clinics and managing long-term conditions; Administrative duties; Advanced Practice - advanced level diagnostic procedures, making referrals and prescribing medication; Quality - peer review, audit, evaluation and contributing to targets for the Quality Outcomes Framework.
While vast numbers of nurses across the globe contribute in all areas of healthcare delivery from primary care to acute and long-term care in community settings, there are significant differences in how they are educated, as well as the precise nature of their practice. This comprehensive handbook provides a research-informed and international perspective on the critical issues in contemporary nurse education. As an applied discipline, nursing is implemented differently depending on the social, political and cultural climate in any given context. These factors impact on education, as much as on practice, and are reflected in debates around the value of accredited programmes, and on-the-job training, apprenticeship, undergraduate and postgraduate pathways into nursing. Engaging with these debates amongst others, the authors collected here discuss how, through careful design and delivery of nursing curricula, nurses can be prepared to understand complex care processes, complex healthcare technologies, complex patient needs and responses to therapeutic interventions, and complex organizations. The book discusses historical perspectives on how nurses should be educated; contemporary issues facing educators; teaching and learning strategies; the politics of nurse education; education for advanced nursing practice; global approaches; and educating for the future. Bringing together leading authorities from across the world to reflect on past, present and future approaches to nurse education and nursing pedagogy, this handbook provides a cutting-edge overview for all educators, researchers and policy-makers concerned with nurse education.
Immerse yourself in the ideas, theories, and techniques of effective communication in the workplace! Communication in Nursing, 9th Edition adopts a uniquely practical and personal approach to the demands of today's nursing practice, providing extensive examples, exercises, and techniques that help you to apply communication skills in a variety of clinical settings. Using a conversational tone, this relatable text takes you beyond theory to show you how to understand important concepts and use communication as a tool to limit stress in your nursing practice. The 9th edition includes a new chapter which focuses on the foundation of communication and personality assessment. It also includes a new Putting it into Practice feature to help you apply your new communication skills in the work environment. In addition, updates on the topics of mindfulness, resilience and inter-collaborative communication highlight the importance of implementing these tools in practice. Active Learning features in every chapter promotes active, goal-directed reading. Wit & Wisdom boxes present selected verses and quotations relevant to chapter topics, adding interest and humor. These boxes provide moments of relief from serious topics and a-ha moments when theory becomes linked to practice. End-of-chapter exercises help you to master chapter techniques and strengthen your communication skills. QSEN preface and exercises stress how communication impacts safety and quality of care. Discusses the importance of interprofessional education and communication in the healthcare environment.? Addresses the importance of presence in nursing - being present for clients, families, colleagues, and self. NEW! Starting with You chapter focuses on personality assessment using the Gallup CliftonStrengths among additional assessment methods. Two chapters have been combined to create a new one titled, Communicating Assertively and Responsibly with Difficult Clients and Colleagues, to help you better address aggressive and difficult clients and colleagues. UPDATED! Navigating the Expanding World of Digital Communication and Understanding Each Other chapters have been extensively updated to reflect most recent information. NEW! Chapter exercises incorporate teaching strategies such as cinemeducation and medical improvisation to help facilitate various learning types. UPDATED! Topics of mindfulness, resilience, and inter-collaborative communication have been incorporated throughout. NEW! Additional examples incorporated into Moments of Connection boxes highlight beneficial outcomes of successful communication and provide concrete examples of how communication techniques work.
To find the clinical facts you need to know, make this pocket guide your constant companion! Clinical Companion to Fundamentals of Nursing, 10th Edition includes the hard-to-remember facts, lab values, and abbreviations that are essential to providing optimal nursing care. Organized by the major concepts and principles of your nursing fundamentals course, this reference features a quick-access format with summary tables and bulleted lists. The Clinical Companion makes retrieving, reviewing, and retaining clinical facts and figures easier than ever! Detailed information on medications helps to prevent medication errors and ensure safe practice, with topics including dosage calculations, compatibilities, conversions, and administration. At-a-glance content is provided in outline, list, and tabular formats for easy lookup and review. Basic facts and figures, standard values, care guidelines and more provide the background frequently needed in a reference for clinical practice. Concise, pocket-sized format ensures portability for use in the clinical setting. NEW Vital Signs chapter contains everything a new student needs to know to quickly and accurately obtain vital signs. NEW Physical Assessment chapter helps students develop a systematic and thorough approach to health assessment. NEW! Interprofessional Collaboration and Delegation chapter explains the role of the nurse within the larger healthcare team. NEW! Updated pressure injury information includes prevention and care guidelines. NEW! Medical, Nursing, and Health Professions Terminology chapter acts as a quick medical terminology refresher and helps students understand clinical terms as they are encountered.
The body needs a constant supply of nutrients and water in order to survive, with water being required for the transportation of nutrients to cells and also for the transportation of waste out of the body. This practical pocket guide focuses on what you need to know to support your patients' health and comfort. It looks at: The anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal system The anatomy and physiology of the renal system Elimination and associated skills Catheterisation Nutrition Hydration Fluid balance This competency-based text covers relevant key concepts, anatomy and physiology, lifespan matters, assessment and nursing skills. To support your learning, it also includes learning outcomes, concept map summaries, activities, questions and scenarios with sample answers, and critical reflection thinking points. Quick and easy to reference, this short, clinically focused guide is ideal for use on placements or for revision. It is suitable for pre-registration nurses, students on the nursing associate programme and newly qualified nurses.
Quick and easy to reference, this short, clinically focused guide is ideal for use on placements or for revision. The professional role of the nurse is at the very foundation of good care management and provision. Nurses are accountable to patients, the public, employers and their entire profession. It is imperative that you have a sound understanding of the various ethical, legal and professional issues you will face during your career. This competency-based text covers: Professional issues and accountability Communication The patient journey Diagnostic testing Care planning Managing and leading in the clinical environment End-of-life care Outlining relevant key concepts, lifespan matters, assessment and nursing skills, it also helps you learn by including learning outcomes, concept map summaries, activities, questions and scenarios with sample answers, and critical reflection thinking points. It is suitable for pre-registration nurses, students on the nursing associate programme and newly qualified nurses.
People should be cared for in a safe environment that is protected from internal and external harm. This quick reference guide covers vital practical skills for nurses including: Emergency management and resuscitation The safe and accurate administration of medicines Infection control The anatomy and physiology of skin and temperature regulation Personal care Wound care. This competency-based text covers relevant key concepts, anatomy and physiology, lifespan matters, assessment and nursing skills. To support your learning, it also includes learning outcomes, concept map summaries, activities, questions and scenarios with sample answers, and critical reflection thinking points. Quick and easy to reference, this short, clinically-focused guide is ideal for use on placements or for revision. It is suitable for pre-registration nurses, students on the nursing associate programme and newly qualified nurses.