This essential guide to the gastrointestinal system will enable nurses and allied health professionals to apply principles of anatomy and physiology to clinical practice. Taking a practical and evidence-based approach, each chapter explores associated anatomy, function and abnormalities. Chapters use selected pathology and associated pathophysiology, from across the lifespan, to support understanding of how disorders can disrupt the development and function of the gastrointestinal tract.
The accessible writing style and full colour illustrations make this an ideal introduction for students and professionals new to gastrointestinal care.
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Need help to prepare and succeed in your OSCE or Practical Exam?
OSCEs or practical examinations are intended to challenge you both personally and professionally, whilst testing your competence with the key clinical skills that nurses need to demonstrate to be effective in practice.
This book is designed to be the ultimate companion to help you fly through OSCEs with ease. It covers:
– What OSCEs involve and how to prepare for them
– The most common types of OSCE scenarios
– What examiners are looking for in OSCEs
– How to develop your own clinical simulation learning style
– How to learn from your OSCEs
– How reflection can help give you greater understanding of your clinical simulation practice
The book includes examples of OSCEs for you to work through, inspiring quotes and plenty of top tips to help you tackle your OSCEs with confidence!
Succeed in OSCEs and Practical Exams is indispensable reading for nursing students taking all courses that involve OSCEs or practical exams – including diplomas, degrees and short CPD courses.
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Includes full-text PDA download!
In this highly useful book, Campbell shared with you everything you must know about providing the best possible care to end-of-life patients and their families.
Vignettes, clinical pearls, and nursing alerts help you to understand:
– The nurse’s role in providing care to dying patients
– Special approaches to talking with patients and their families
– Patient and family needs
– Withdrawal of life-sustaining devices
– Nurse’s grief
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“This book provides extensive coverage of each of the human body systems. It relates pathophysiology to the clinical environment, relevant investigations and treatments for disease. A useful text for both newly qualified and student nurses.”
Amy Hutchinson, Student Nurse, University of Ulster, UK
“From a nursing student perspective this book is excellent… It is laid out very well allowing the reader to learn individual body systems in manageable chunks. The chapters are well introduced and include pointers to useful learning resources and background reading… and the answers are concise yet contain enough detail to ensure readability and retention of detail. Every nursing student should have this book.”
Conor Hamilton, Student, Queen’s University Belfast
“As a student nurse I am always looking for ways to enhance my learning and this book provides an excellent resource for this purpose. Working on the wards and desperately trying to recall all the physiology knowledge you are taught at university is not always easy… Nurses! Test yourself in Pathophysiology has been invaluable to my being able to remember the information. These bite-size chapters will be extremely useful if you need to revise pathophysiology for an exam, or when preparing for a particular placement. This book will make an excellent investment for a student at any stage in their course.”
Sarah Galloway, Student Nurse, University of Wolverhampton, UK
“This book contains a substantial bank of questions which will prove very useful to any enthusiastic student wishing to actively learn and revise pathophysiology. The simple structure and expanded answers provide effective feedback, adding value and support for learning. The book will be a useful partner to support many of the pathophysiology textbooks currently available. It should be included on recommended reading lists for students. It will also find a useful place in support of teaching and professional development.”
Jim Jolly, Head of Academic Unit for Long Term Conditions, School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, UK
“This book will be a helpful tool for all student nurses (regardless of branch), newly qualified nurses and nurses returning to practice. The language used in the book is easy to understand and I found the layout to be very user friendly and ideal for revising. I would recommend this book to all my colleagues.”
Colette Seddon, Student Nurse, University of Bedfordshire, UK
Looking for a quick and effective way to revise and test your knowledge?
This handy book is the essential self-test resource to help nurses revise and prepare for their pathophysiology exams.
The book covers a broad range of conditions common to nursing practice including pneumonia, diabetes, asthma, eczema and more. The book includes over 300 questions and 70 glossary terms in total, and each chapter has:
– Multiple choice questions
– True or false questions
– Labelling exercises
– Fill in the blank questions
The book includes chapters on:
– Integumentary system
– Musculoskeletal system
– Nervous system
– Endocrine system
– Cardiovascular system
– Respiratory system
– Digestive system
– Urinary system
– Reproductive system
Written by lecturers at one of the UK’s top nursing schools, this test book is sure to help you improve your results – and tackle your exams with confidence!
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Whether you’re a professional nurse who wants to transition into critical care nursing or a student seeking to excel in your advanced studies, Critical Care Nursing Demystified is the book you need to quickly and easily understand the key concepts and advanced trends of this specialty.
In order to make the learning process as quick and effective as possible, each chapter contains lesson objectives, key terms, NCLEX®-style Q&A, and vignettes of nursing situations you’re likely to encounter in the workplace. You’ll also find a comprehensive final exam and coverage that includes overviews of basic anatomy and physiology of target organ systems, detailed health assessments using the body systems approach, diagnostic studies utilized to confirm an illness, common critical procedures performed, current medications used in the treatment of the critical care patient, and implementation of the nursing process to identify and solve patient concerns.
Learn how to care for patients with:
– Critical respiratory needs
– Critical cardiac and vascular needs
– Critical cardiac rhythm disturbance needs
– Neurological needs
– Endocrine disorders
– Critical renal needs
– Critical hematologic needs
Simple enough for students but challenging enough for professional nurses considering a switch from their current field to this specialty, Critical Care Nursing Demystified is the book you need to make your transition or entry into the field as smooth and painless as possible.
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Ethics underpin all aspects of nursing activity but the concepts can often seem remote or inaccessible. This refreshing new book will help nurses explore and explain key aspects of ethical nursing practice in a practical and engaging way.
Using plentiful examples and case studies, this book focuses on showing readers how to apply ethical principles to everyday nursing practice and deliver excellent care as a result.
The book explores and helps answer questions such as:
– What are rights?
– What is dignity?
– How are nurses accountable?
– How does the law relate to ethics?
– What is a dignified death?
The authors have created a set of fictional characters who experience various healthcare dilemmas and scenarios, and appear throughout the book. These characters help illustrate different aspects of ethics in healthcare and bring ethical concepts and decision making to life.
This book is essential reading for nurses preparing to qualify or those already qualified and doing further study.
“This is an ideal introductory text for students of nursing and other allied health professions because it is written in an accessible style. The authors discuss key ethical theories and principles but make them meaningful by applying them to contemporary scenarios in healthcare. They encourage the reader to examine their own beliefs and values and consider how these can impact on their own professional judgment and decision making.”
Melanie Fisher LLM (Medical Law), Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Northumbria University, UK
“This is a very readable textbook that deals with the fundamentals of healthcare ethics for nurses. Starting with an introduction to the issues underpinning ethical knowledge, such as values and beliefs, it then leads into ethical concepts such as rights, dignity and accountability and concludes with specific areas of practice, such as dignified death and research. As such it would be useful reading to support an undergraduate programme introducing students to ethical theory. The use of ‘”think boxes'” and short exercises is particularly useful in ensuring that theory can be contextualised and made sense of by the student in real-life scenarios. Academic staff may find these useful as activities to use in workshops with students.”
Deborah C. Casey, Senior Lecturer in Nursing, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
“I believe strongly that there needs to be much greater understanding of moral nursing practice particularly at a time when there has been much negative press regarding poor and undignified patient care, along with a failure by nurses to advocate for the frail and vulnerable. Education requires appropriate materials to enable those learning about nursing and health care. This text succeeds in providing clear explanations of ethics for nurses in relatively plain English that will enable the essentials of moral caring behaviour. The reader is encouraged to engage with ethical concepts and principles through ‘think boxes’, ‘points for consideration’ and the ‘residents of Oak Avenue’ that facilitate linking theory to practice. Overall the reader is guided from one subject to the next through each chapter in a logical manner that gives a useful perspective to understanding the essentials for moral nursing practice.”
Linnette King, Principal Lecturer, Faculty of Health and Social Science, University of Brighton, UK
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Awarded first place in the 2017 AJN Book of the Year Awards in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. This book introduces an innovative technique for therapeutic communication in mental health nursing, expanding the toolkit for nurses seeking to engage challenging patients who have not responded to more conventional therapeutic methods. Linking nursing communication to current research on metaphor and figuration, it is illustrated with accessible clinical examples. Metaphor is a key component of talk-based psychotherapies. But many of the patients whom nurses encounter in the inpatient setting are not good candidates for talk-based approaches, at least initially, because they are violent, withdrawn, highly regressed, or otherwise lacking a vocabulary to convey thoughts and feelings. This book offers specific clinical examples of an approach called the “gestural bridge.” This is a method for structuring games and physical activities which connect metaphorically to a patient’s personal themes, activating narrative and observational agency and enabling an exchange of meaning to begin at a time when conventional language is not available. Rooted in what nursing theorists have called the “embodied” or “aesthetic” way of knowing, this approach is both specific and easily grasped. Drawing from contemporary work in literary theory, semiotics, metaphor theory, cognitive science, philosophy, linguistics, psychoanalysis, and the arts, Therapeutic Communication in Mental Health Nursing is important reading for advanced-level practitioners, students, and researchers interested in communication and relationship-building in nursing.
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This book addresses relevant issues to enhance pain management nurses need to advocate for effective pain treatment in the elderly. Significant changes in the evolving nursing and healthcare environment require adequate information on this topic, as pain is a very challenging area. As other care professionals, nurses are daily confronted with issues on pain assessment and management. This volume offers an overview within an evolving health environment, in which nurses dealing with pain play a growing role.
It showcases best practices in pain assessment and management, details non pharmacological and pharmacological treatments. It also addresses core issues defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), such as knowledge translation, that are most relevant for clinical nurses, student nurses, nurse researchers as well as other care professionals.
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From the co-creator of the Model for Change to Evidence-Based Practice comes the first portable guide to evidence-based practice for direct care nurses in any healthcare setting.
Part of McGraw-Hill’s Nurse to Nurse series, this title includes PDA download of the entire text, case studies, and explicit step-by-step instructions on how to apply the Model for Evidence-Based Practice Change. Coated flex-binding repels stains.
The new Nurse to Nurse series is specifically designed to simulate the teaching experience nurses learn best from: trusted mentors carefully explaining what they must do in specific clinical situtions. Written in a consistent, single-author voice, this series brings the wisdom and experience of some of the foremost experts to non-specialist nurses in clinical care.