This concise pocketbook provides readers with a complete overview of the background of asthma and discusses treatment options, emerging therapies, alternative therapies, and the most up-to-date guidelines. The easily accessible text offers respiratory specialists and other health care workers with an excellent quick reference tool, with full color tables and figures enhancing the text further. This book was originally commissioned due to recent developments in both asthma management and treatment.
A Pocket Guide to Clinical Midwifery: The Efficient Midwife, Second Edition is a must-have resource for midwives and women's health nurse practitioners.It features important concepts, diagnostic tools, algorithms, and management options, including conventional, lifestyle, and complementary therapies, all in one place.
Second edition of this up-to-date pocket-sized reference to food additives. Quick reference guides to additives to avoid for infants, children with asthma, kidney and liver problems and many other intolerances.
This text provides evidence-based principles for practice for chronic illness and disability. It provides a solid theoretical and practical foundation for students in their 2nd and 3rd years. The book includes a holistic framework for major and common chronic illness and disability.
This pocket guide contains all the patient education information front-line nurses need at their fingertips when on the hospital floor. This resource is made up of basic conversion charts, instructions, and other basic information that RNs can refer to quickly.
Written by military nurses, the Battlefield and Disaster Nursing Pocket Guide is the premier quick reference guide for battlefield nurses on the front lines. This pocket guide contains critical assessment and treatment information, as well as translation guides to ensure accurate communication in the field. The care of patients with injuries received on the battlefield or in a disaster is specialized. Traumatic injuries may be more complex or unlike injuries seen in the hospital setting. In addition, the battlefield or disaster scene adds an additional level of complexity to medical care. Designed to fit in the pocket of a uniform, this unique pocket guide provides state-of-the-art, evidence-based recommendations for providing nursing care under exceptional conditions. The field guide was designed to fit in the pocket of a field uniform and to stand up to rigorous field conditions.
Respiratory conditions are a leading cause of death and disability and account for a massive proportion of hospital admissions. This comprehensive text provides a detailed overview and discussion of respiratory care, with chapters on assessment, investigations, treatments and a wide range of conditions, as well as anatomy and physiology. Taking an inter-professional and patient-focused approach, Respiratory Care is evidence-based and linked to key practice guidelines to enable postgraduate students and professionals to provide the most effective care. Each chapter includes learning outcomes and makes use of case studies to provide an explicit and practical application of the topic to patient care. Respiratory Care is essential reading for all nurses and healthcare professionals in respiratory care in hospital or community settings. Vanessa Gibson is a Teaching Fellow, and Learning and Teaching Lead at the Department of Healthcare at Northumbria University, UK. David Waters is Head of Academic Department, Faculty of Society and Health, Buckinghamshire New University, UK.
Finally, this is the book you've been waiting for. Health maintenance and disease prevention provides a concise up to date information on the management of certain chronic medical conditions, health promotion and disease prevention. It empowers individuals in several ways to be more proactive about their health. The ultimate goal is maintaining a good quality of life. Areas of emphasis featured in this book include: -preventive health services from infancy to adulthood -management and prevention of certain chronic medical conditions -Lifestyles and behavior modifications -preconception care and pregnancy related health conditions -prevention of sexually transmitted diseases -management of specific common health conditions in the older adult -precautions about medication use. It is my belief that this guide will be a good resource to achieving and maintaining a good quality of life.
The Top 300 Drugs Pocket Reference Guide serves as a portable reference to learn the essential information for the most commonly prescribed drugs. This on-the-go resource details the brand name, pharmacologic class, mechanism of action, dosage form, common use, and other clinical details for each drug. Whether you’re a pharmacy student or healthcare professional, this guide will serve as an effective resource to learn the basic characteristics of the most popular drugs. Drug details include: • Brand Names • Pharmacologic Classes • Mechanisms of Action • Common Uses • Dosage Forms • Dosing Information • Administration Methods • Monitoring Guidelines • Contraindications • Drug Interactions • Adverse Effects • Black Box Warnings
With a complex range of chronic illnesses identified as national health priorities in Australia and New Zealand, nurses and health professionals are increasingly caring for people with chronic disease and disability across a variety of care settings. Acquiring the relevant knowledge and skills to work with people who have a chronic illness and/or disability is vital to providing quality, competent care. Living with Chronic Illness and Disability: principles for nursing practice, 3rd edition has been fully revised to reflect the most current local and international research, focusing on a range of common chronic illnesses and disabilities, including: stroke, cancer, heart disease, mental illness, dementia, diabetes, asthma and obesity. The third edition provides a holistic framework and models of care that are essential for caring for individuals and families living the lif ealtering journey of chronic illness and disability. A reinforced focus on person- and family-centred care Chapter 2 Partnerships in collaborative care includes new sections on the role of the pharmacist, paramedic and exercise physiologist Principles for nursing practice are embedded throughout Section 2 Evolve Resources for students and instructors provide additional multimedia resources and reflective questions to assist learning and promote self-inquiry
Get a deeper understanding of respiratory disease with Clinical Manifestations and Assessment of Respiratory Disease, 7th Edition. This popular, full-color text provides all the necessary tools you need to learn how to gather clinical data, formulate assessments, make objective evaluations, identify desired outcomes, design a safe and effective treatment plan, and document all the steps involved. Using easy-to-follow language and relevant clinical scenarios, this text gives readers a firm understanding of why certain treatment modalities are applied. And with a new chapter on respiratory failure and mechanical ventilation protocol, new information on electronic charting, and numerous updates in treatment and assessment added to nearly all the chapters, this new edition ensures you will be well-versed in all of the new issues affecting respiratory therapy. UNIQUE! Emphasis on clinical scenarios and critical thinking skills illustrates the causes of the clinical manifestations activated by specific respiratory disorders. UNIQUE! Focus on assessment and Therapist-Driven Protocols (TDPs) emphasizes industry-approved standards of care, providing readers with the knowledge and skills to implement these protocols into patient care. Case studies provide realistic examples of the respiratory therapist’s role in successful patient care and readers apply text information to clinical assessment and treatment. Self-assessment questions at the end of the text help readers personally assess their understanding of chapter material. Overview boxes summarize the clinical manifestations caused by the pathophysiologic mechanisms of each disorder. Student-friendly features reinforce learning with chapter outlines, objectives, key terms, and easy-to-follow language. NEW! New chapter on respiratory failure and mechanical ventilation protocol outlines the respiratory therapist’s role in regards to these protocols. NEW! New chapters on congenital diaphragmatic hernia and congenital heart disease NEW! Updated content on electronic charting offers the latest guidelines for collecting and recording respiratory assessments and treatment plans using an electronic health record. NEW! The most up-to-date content throughout ensures readers are well-versed in the latest assessment and treatment guidelines for various respiratory illnesses and injuries. NEW! Therapist-driven protocols (TDPs) information is now separated into two chapters to divide content between the basic treatment protocols and the protocols for mechanical ventilation and weaning from the ventilator.
Living with Chronic Illness and Disability: Principles for Nursing Practice provides the knowledge and skills necessary for nursing and allied health students to provide quality, competent care to people living with a chronic illness or disability. The text has a strong evidence base, but is founded in reality. It includes practical, useful principles for holistic care, self-management, and a multidisciplinary approach. It also covers a range of issues affecting patients, carers and families, with a focus on empowering individuals as they adjust to the life-changing journey of chronic disease and disability. Edited by Esther Chang and Amanda Johnson, and written by a multidisciplinary team of expert clinicians and academics, this book will enhance your confidence when caring for people with a range of major and common conditions, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma, diabetes, obesity, dementia, mental illness and palliative care. Case studies and accompanying exercises give insights into lived experience Links to latest journal articles, media, further reading and online resources to enhance learning Questions to help you reflect on your practice Exercises and learning activities to understand contex eBook included with every print purchase Additional resources on Evolve eBook on VitalSource Student and instructor resources Links to multimedia resources and reflective questions to assist learning and promote self-inquiry Fully updated and refreshed to reflect current knowledge, data and perspectives
Essential fully referenced guide to safe medicines administration when dealing with the adult patient, enabling the student and practitioner to make informed and evidence based decisions regarding medicine administration. Complements the guidance provided by the BNF and reflects latest thinking on medicines optimization. Assists communication and concordance between healthcare professional and patient. Explains drug calculations and invaluable for students revising for pre-registration medicines management assessment. Key Contents include Definitions and symbols - SI Units - pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics - Key principles by route of administration - Record keeping and what to look for in a prescription or prescription chart - Communication with the patient - Assessment for safe medicines management - Pain assessment and management - Tips for getting the most out of the BNF - Drug classes - Drug Calculations - Adverse drug reactions and incident reporting - Drug related emergencies - Index of drug names - Abbreviations
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