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Clinical Pocket Reference for Nurses By Bernie Garrett

Clinical Pocket Reference for Nurses by Bernie Garrett

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Essential knowledge resource for students needing to implement new clinical skills, and an update for practitioners and NQNs. Follows the patient pathway from assessment to delivery of nursing care. Meets the new NMC practice and proficiency standards 2018/19, including enhanced guidance on sepsis, mental health, and palliative care.

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Clinical Pocket Reference for Nurses by Bernie Garrett

UPDATED AND EXPANDED FOR 2019. A clinical pocket reference provides key information that a nurse will require on placement and in practice, selected by experienced teachers/practitioners, clearly written and presented, drawn from a wide range of different sources, packaged in an easily accessible portable format suitable for pocket or mobile devices. This will be invaluable for all those involved in the first five years of nursing, from the clinical skills lab to preceptorship. Nursing students, mentors, practice educators and preceptees will find that this resource enables the move into real life practice, supporting safe, confident patient centred nursing. The new, fourth edition has been updated throughout and now includes the latest assessment of risk tools: A to E, NEWS, SBAR; plus Glasgow Coma Scale, respiratory tables, shock and sepsis, mental health nursing, wound healing and other topics. Incorporates latest RC (UK) Resuscitation Guidelines October 2015. This edition also supports the new pre-registration nursing education standards released by the NMC (Nursing & Midwifery Council) in early 2019, allowing it to support all within the nursing practice. The authors, all experienced teacher/practitioners have looked at latest teaching trends and national drivers, including the new NMC standards to provide coverage of the widening range of competencies a nurse needs to display in today's healthcare environment. This resource provides rapid access to key information that a nurse will need to provide effective holistic care of the adult patient. For the student on clinical placement it provides a valuable aide memoire for recently learnt key information. For the newly qualified nurse it assists review, reflection and revalidation.

Clinical Pocket Reference for Nurses Reviews

Reviews of previous editions,'The Clinical Pocket Reference for Nurses is an excellent resource for both students and qualified nurses... includes updated content on cardiac monitoring and neurological assessment and references to the latest Resuscitation Council UK Guidelines. The book covers a wide range of essential information, including the requirements for patient assessment, such as the latest risk assessment tools, the Bristol stool chart, management of shock and sepsis, interpreting electrocardiograms and a guide to wound classification and healing. The book is easy to use and nurses should be able to quickly navigate to invaluabe information. It is an educational tool that supports learning in practice and can also be used as a quick revision aid. The small spiral-bound format makes it accessible and ideal to keep in a pocket or diary when at work. The book would make a useful resource for nurses to buy for themselves, but could also be used as a quick reference guide to be shared on a ward. Although this book does have a nursing focus, it would also be relevant to other healthcare professionals, such as physiotherapists and paramedics - Nursing Standard

About Bernie Garrett

Bernie Garrett, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; Paul Ong, MSc, BA (Hons), RGN, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK; Paul Galdas PhD, RN, Senior Lecturer, Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK.

Table of Contents

1. Assessment: Assessment of risk and reporting, Respiratory assessment, Oxygen administration, Cardiac assessment, Shock, Sepsis, Risk assessment for VTE, Neurological assessment, Pain, Gastrointestinal and abdominal assessment, Urological assessment, Skin assessment, Wound classification and healing, Older adult assessment, Psychological health. 2. Physiological Monitoring: Normal physiological values, Measuring BP, CVP and JVP, Fluid and electrolyte balance. 3. Biochemistry: biochemistry values, Other useful biochemistry, Blood: composition, measurement and groups, Blood transfusion, Blood gases, Urinalysis. 4. Infection Control: Hand hygiene, Infection classification, Prevention of infection, Isolation (barrier) nursing. 5. Drug Administration: SI Units, Calculating drug dosage/delivery, Parenteral medication administration.6. Intravenous Therapy: Peripheral and central venous therapy, IV drug administration, IV cannulation, Blood sample tubes and order of draw, Complications of IV therapy, IV flow rates. 7. End-Of-Life Care: Planning EOL care, Delivering EOL care. 8. Acute/Emergency Care: Adult basic life support, In-hospital resuscitation, Adult advanced life support, AED, Anaphylaxis management, Airway management and choking, Emergency drugs, Mental health first aid. 9. Terminology: Abbreviations.

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