Ideal for quick reference in any community or birth environment, this pocket-sized guide puts all the crucial information at your fingertips.
All you need to know about:
- Anatomy and examination
- Managing a woman with pre-eclampsia, cholestasis or diabetes
- Performing venepuncture
- Antenatal screening tests
Updated for 2016
Expanded by over 40%
- Assessment of risk and reporting.
- Cardiac monitoring
- Older adult assessment
- Psychological health
- Sepsis assessment (Adult)
- Wound healing and classification
- NEW - RC (UK) Resuscitation Guidelines 2015.
Reviewers said -
"Students and nurses will find it helpful and easy to use...
Invaluable." The NMC.
Operating Department Practice Clinical Pocket Reference book.
This 40 page pocket-sized book fits comfortably into a pocket and provides instant access to information nurses need quickly every day.
Dozens of charts and illustrations are included.
- ASA grading and SI units of measurement
- consent and patient check
- anaesthetic topics including equipment checklist, preoperative fasting, endotracheal tubes (ET tubes), laryngeal mask airways (LMAs), cricoid pressure, failure to intubate / air embolism, malignant hyperthermia, blood products, sickle cell disease and thromboelastogram
- surgical topics including patient positioning, handwash procedures, types and sizes of urinary catheters, tourniquets, sutures, handling specimens and day surgery
- recovery topics including, oxygen administration, acute pain assessment and management, fluids and electrolytes, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) syndrome and compartment syndrome
The wipeable page surface allows nurses to make notes and remove them easily.
This handy, 67-page book has been prepared as an easy-to-use guide for you and your patients and clients. It contains information you will need to help you in your day-to-day clinical practice.
- Changing unhealthy behaviours
- Substance misuse
- Diet and weight
- Physical activity
- Safer sex
- Special groups
- Body mass index
- Factors affecting ability to eat
- Factors influencing nutrition in hospitals
- Consequences of malnutrition
- When should nutritional support be considered?
- Hormonal influences
- Factors affecting hydration needs
- Fluid imbalances
- Methods of administration of fluids
- Recording fluid balance
Registered nurses must be able to think analytically and use problem-solving approaches and evidence in decision making. Today, regardless of discipline or background, it is accepted that any health care practitioner will function from an evidence-based perspective.
The purpose of this handy, 70 page pocket-sized book is to provide a guide to utilising an evidence-based framework as a methodology and method for practitioners who seek answers to clinical questions which will ultimately inform and improve practice.
- The six essential steps in the evidence-based practice cycle
- Critical appraisal skills program (CASP) - making sense of evidence
Ensuring the safeguarding of children is a highly important and challenging task for all professionals working in a healthcare environment.
This 51 page pocket-sized guide will help you develop your understanding of the issues and enable you to identify and respond to difficult child protection concerns with confidence.
- skills and knowledge
- what is abuse and neglect?
- emotional abuse
- physical abuse
- sexual abuse
- families and family diversity
- how do we recognise when there might be potential safeguarding issues?
- the importance of observation
- domestic violence
- what do we mean by grooming?
- child protection case conferences