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Rapid Adult Nursing

ISBN: 978-1-119-11713-1
136 pages
October 2016, Wiley-Blackwell
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Rapid Adult Nursing is an essential read for all adult nursing students, as well as a refresher for qualified adult nurses, and a ‘dip into text’ for other healthcare professionals.  Designed for quick reference, it maps on to the essential clinical skills and knowledge required for pre-registration adult nurses, and captures the essentials of adult nursing care in an easy to read, and highly accessible format.

Covering all the key topics in adult nursing, this concise and easy-to-read title is the perfect quick-reference book for student adult nurses.

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Table of Contents

Introduction viii

Acknowledgements ix

Part 1: Fundamentals of Nursing Care

Adult nursing 3

Assessment and monitoring 4

Audit 5

Communication 6

Continuing professional development 7

Dignity 8

Discharge planning 9

Documentation 10

Eating and drinking 11

Evaluation 12

Evidence‐based practice 13

Fundamentals of nursing care 14

Health education and promotion 15

Infection prevention and control 16

Leadership 17

Management 18

Medicines management 19

Moving and positioning 20

Practice development 21

Quality improvement 22

Research 23

Risk assessment and management 24

Teamwork 25

Wound management 26

Part 2: Conditions

Acute coronary syndromes 29

Acute renal failure 31

Anaemias 32

Aneurysms 33

Angina 34

Appendicitis 35

Arrhythmias 36

Asthma 37

Breast lumps 38

Breathlessness 39

Cancer 40

Cardiovascular disorders 41

Cataracts 42

Cholecystitis 43

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 44

Chronic renal failure 45

Cirrhosis 46

Coagulation disorders 47

Constipation 48

Coronary heart disease 49

Crohn’s disease 50

Dementias 51

Diabetes mellitus 52

Diarrhoea 53

Diverticular disease 54

Eczema 55

Encephalitis 56

Endocrine disorders 57

End‐of‐life care 58

Epilepsy 59

Fractures 60

Gallstone disease 61

Gastritis 62

Gastroenteritis 63

Gastro‐oesophageal reflux disease 64

Glaucoma 65

Glomerulonephritis 66

Gout 67

Haemorrhoids 68

Hearing loss 69

Heart failure 70

Hepatitis 71

HIV 72

Hypertension 73

Hysterectomy 74

Immunodeficiency 75

Incontinence 76

Jaundice 77

Leukaemias 78

Life support: advanced adult 79

Life support: basic adult 80

Lymphomas 81

Macular degeneration 82

Meningitis 83

Multiple sclerosis 84

Myopathies 85

Nausea and vomiting 86

Neutropenia 87

Osteoarthritis 88

Osteomyelitis 89

Osteoporosis 90

Pain and discomfort 91

Pancreatitis 92

Parkinson’s disease 93

Peptic ulceration 94

Peripheral vascular disease 95

Platelet disorders 96

Pneumonia 97

Post‐operative care 98

Pre‐ and intra‐operative care 99

Prostate gland disorders 100

Psoriasis 101

Raised intracranial pressure 102

Respiratory failure 103

Rheumatoid arthritis 104

Sepsis 105

Shock 106

Spinal cord compression 107

Tension pneumothorax 108

Tinnitus 109

Tuberculosis 110

Ulcerative colitis 111

Urethritis 112

Urinary calculi 113

Urinary retention 114

Urinary tract infections 115

Vaginal discharge 116

Valve disease 117

Vascular disorders of the brain 118

Venous thromboembolism 119

References and Websites 120

Index 121

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Author Information

Andrée le May is Emeritus Professor of Nursing at the University of Southampton, UK.
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