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Adult Nursing at a Glance

Adult Nursing at a Glance

Andrée le May

ISBN: 978-1-118-47455-6

Feb 2015

232 pages

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$35.95

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Everything you need to know about Adult Nursing...at a Glance!

Adult Nursing at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision for Adult Nursing students from the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series.

This title blends up-to-date evidence and essential knowledge from expert experience of nursing practice, research and teaching, in an easy-to-follow guide for student and newly qualified nurses. Adult Nursing at a Glance covers the essential components of excellent nursing, highlighting the skills that all students need to develop from the outset of their studies, and encompassing organisational and leadership skills. With an emphasis on patient care and dignity, this title is the perfect guide to healthcare delivery, management and professional development.

• Follows a simple structure based around systems of the body for quick access to information, with the most common disorders of these systems

• Is accompanied by a comprehensive companion website with self-testing features

• Ward and Primary Care covered throughout the text

• Contains all the information you need to provide the best patient care, including care planning, symptom control, communication and health promotion.

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About this book viii

Acknowledgements ix

How to use your revision guide x

About the companion website xiv

Section 1 Essentials of excellent nursing care 1

Fundamentals of nursing care 2

1 Fundamentals of nursing care 2

Communication 4

2 Communication 4

3 Documentation 6

Assessment and monitoring 8

4 Assessment and monitoring 8

5 Eating and drinking 10

Symptom control and management 12

6 Symptom control and management 12

7 Breathlessness 14

8 Diarrhoea and constipation 16

9 Nausea and vomiting 18

10 Pain and discomfort 19

11 Incontinence 20

12 Nursing older people 21

13 Nursing people at the end of life 22

Risk assessment and management 24

14 Risk assessment and management 24

15 Medicines management 26

16 Pre- and post-operative care 28

17 Moving and positioning 30

18 Infection prevention and control 31

19 Adult basic life support 32

20 In-hospital resuscitation 34

21 Wound management 36

Health education and promotion 39

22 Health education and promotion 39

Discharge planning 40

23 Discharge planning 40

Evaluation 42

24 Evaluation 42

Research and service development 43

25 Research and service development 43

Section 2 Nursing people with common disorders 44

Nursing people with cardiovascular disorders 46

26 Nursing people with cardiovascular disorders 46

27 Signs, symptoms, assessment and emergencies 48

28 Nursing people with hypertension 50

29 Nursing people with coronary heart disease (stable angina) 52

30 Nursing people with CHD (acute coronary syndromes) 54

31 Nursing people with arrhythmias 56

32 Nursing people with valve disease 58

33 Nursing people with heart failure 60

34 Nursing people with aneurysms 62

35 Nursing people with peripheral vascular disease 64

Nursing people with respiratory disorders 66

36 Nursing people with respiratory disorders 66

37 Signs, symptoms, assessment and emergencies 68

38 Nursing people with respiratory failure 70

39 Nursing people with respiratory infections 72

40 Nursing people with asthma 74

41 Nursing people with COPD 76

Nursing people with digestive disorders 78

42 Nursing people with digestive disorders 78

43 Signs, symptoms, assessment and emergencies 80

44 Nursing people with infections of the digestive system 82

45 Nursing people with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease 84

46 Nursing people with stomach disorders 86

47 Nursing people with intestinal disorders 88

48 Nursing people with disorders of the intestines and anal canal 90

49 Nursing people with liver disorders 92

50 Nursing people with gallstone disease 94

51 Nursing people with pancreatitis 96

Nursing people with renal and urinary disorders 98

52 Nursing people with renal and urinary disorders 98

53 Signs, symptoms, assessment and emergencies 100

54 Nursing people with glomerulonephritis 102

55 Nursing people with acute renal failure 104

56 Nursing people with chronic renal failure 106

57 Nursing people with urinary calculi 108

58 Nursing people with urinary tract infections 110

Nursing people with blood/lymph disorders 112

59 Nursing people with blood/lymph disorders 112

60 Signs, symptoms, assessment and emergencies 114

61 Nursing people with anaemias 116

62 Nursing people with neutropenia 118

63 Nursing people with leukaemia 120

64 Nursing people with platelet/coagulation disorders 122

65 Nursing people with lymphomas 124

Nursing people with endocrine disorders 126

66 Nursing people with endocrine disorders 126

67 Summary of disorders of the endocrine system 128

68 Nursing people with diabetes mellitus 130

Nursing people with immune disorders 132

69 Nursing people with immune disorders 132

70 Signs, symptoms and emergencies 134

71 Nursing people with immunodeficiency and auto-immune diseases 136

Nursing people with skin disorders 138

72 Nursing people with skin disorders 138

73 Signs, symptoms and assessment 140

74 Nursing people with eczema or psoriasis 142

Nursing people with musculoskeletal disorders 144

75 Nursing people with musculoskeletal disorders 144

76 Signs, symptoms and assessment 146

77 Nursing people with disorders of bones 148

78 Nursing people with joint disorders 150

79 Nursing people with muscle disorders 152

Nursing people with nervous system disorders 154

80 Nursing people with nervous system disorders 154

81 Signs, symptoms, assessment and emergencies 156

82 Nursing people with CNS infections 158

83 Nursing people with epilepsy 160

84 Nursing people with vascular disorders of the brain 162

85 Nursing people with multiple sclerosis 164

86 Nursing people with Parkinson’s disease 166

87 Nursing people with dementia 168

Nursing people with disorders of the eye or ear 170

88 Nursing people with disorders of the eye or ear 170

89 Nursing people with disorders of the eye 172

90 Nursing people with disorders of the ear 174

Nursing people with disorders of the reproductive system and breast 176

91 Nursing people with disorders of the reproductive system and breast 176

92 Nursing people with vaginal discharge or urethritis 178

93 Nursing men with disorders of the prostate gland 180

94 Nursing women having hysterectomies 182

95 Nursing people with breast lumps 184

Nursing people with cancer 186

96 Nursing people with cancer 186

Section 3 Essential skills: leadership and organisational 188

97 Leadership 190

98 Management 192

99 Managing people and difficult situations 194

100 Research utilisation 196

101 Time management 198

102 Continuing professional development 200

103 Practice development 202

Appendix: summary of key features of arrhythmias 204

References and further reading 205

Index 208

  • Builds on the strengths of existing at a Glance titles already published in the medical education programme
  • Far more accessible and less intimidating than other adult nursing textbooks on the market
  • Pulls together all relevant content that a pre-registration nursing student will need, with no unnecessary extras
  • The at a Glance approach incorporates both images and text, appealing to both visual and non-visual learners
  • Provides pre-registration adult nursing students with the perfect refresher/revision guide to their course