This comprehensive overview of diabetes care compiles evidence, information and guidance on the area, and offers guidance on the complex patient-centred, physiological, psychological and psychosocial challenges nurses are faced with. It explains practical skills using a case study approach.
This second edition of the Oxford Handbook of Cancer Nursing is an essential aid to the practising cancer nurse. It provides a quick reference to the key issues in cancer nursing, and a concise and systematic account of all of the main areas of cancer nursing practice. Filled with key tips and reflection points, each chapter supports professional development for the reader. The patient, their family, and the experience of cancer are at the heart of this handbook. For the new edition there is a greater focus on survivorship, drawing on recent developments in the area. The Oxford Handbook of Cancer Nursing promotes a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care, with references to current best evidence and the latest developments in treatment. Detailed guidance on complex aspects of care are outlined, integrating both psychosocial and physical care to better treat the whole patient. Written by experienced nurses, the book is laid out to enable quick access to precise, targeted information on the vast majority of potential clinical scenarios.
"The Oxford Handbook of Gastrointestinal Nursing second edition commences with anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract and the accessory organs such as the liver. The subsequent chapters explore the diseases and conditions of these structures. This edition has built on the fantastic work of the previous authors. This new edition is restructured and updated to ensure that developments made in the last 10 years are included and outdated work is limited. The focus is on a diversity of bowel functions/diseases/investigations/surgery, which will assist the nurse in caring for people with issues related to their gastrointestinal tract"--
This handbook is for nurses needing practical guidance in clinical situations, either as an aide memoire for the specialist nurse, or an essential reference source for newly qualified nurses caring for people with neurological problems for the first time.
Concise, practical, and packed full of clinical information, the Oxford Handbook of Surgical Nursing is the essential resource for all those working in nursing practice surgery and its sub-specialties. Easily-accessible, this handbook provides all of the information and practical advice needed to care effectively and professionally for surgical patients This handbook provides a thorough introduction to the principles and practice of the care of patients undergoing the range of surgical procedures. It covers all of the core elements of surgical care from point of diagnosis, through to discharge and rehabilitation. The Oxford Handbook of Surgical Nursing provides clinical knowledge and skills for managing complex cases in the hospital or clinic. This guide will assist the reader in understanding the core role of the surgical nurse within the modern surgical team, to plan, implement and evaluate patient care delivery, and to manage complications arising from surgery. Evidence-based, and following the latest national guidelines, you can be sure this will be an indispensable companion, for all nurses, whether new to the specialty, or more experienced in surgical care.
This handbook provides a systematic account of the main areas of cardiac nursing including assessment, investigation, treatment, rehabilitation, and pharmacological interventions. Cardiac nurses in all settings will find this a practical and evidence-based summary of the relevant issues related to the appropriate care of their patients.
Emergency nursing requires rapid assessment and decision-making. Often nurses are required to make sense of considerable amounts of information and act on it. The Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing provides an essential resource when time is short and the need for practical clinical guidance is paramount. This second edition has been fully updated to reflect new guidelines and approaches which have impacted emergency nursing in recent years. This handbook provides clear, focussed information that will aid all areas of patient assessment and management in emergency care. The concise format will enable the reader to quickly locate the information needed and provides alerts regarding critical 'must-dos' for ill adults and children. The skills section provides a quick summary of the many clinical skills needed in emergency care, ideal as an introduction for the uninitiated and as a refresher for skills performed infrequently. Additionally, this second edition has been expanded to cover nursing in major trauma and emergencies in the elderly. This handbook will empower nurses to deliver excellence in emergency care. Written by practising nurses and subject experts, the Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing is a unique and invaluable companion for qualified and student nurses, and to all health care professionals working in the emergency care setting.
With a brand new team of expert authors, the second edition of the central series title the Oxford Handbook of Adult Nursing has been completely rewritten for today's nurse. Brought fully up to date with the latest nursing competencies and professional knowledge, it ensures you have everything you need to deliver appropriate nursing care and interventions. Designed to reflect the NMC nursing competencies, it covers key nursing values and standards, communication, clinical practice and decision making, and professional development. The Oxford Handbook of Adult Nursing is written by nurses, for nurses, to provide concise, practical, and expert advice on all aspects of the nurse's role. Designed as a comprehensive and reliable guide to the care of adults, this new edition reflects how nurses relate to patients, engage critically with professional knowledge, and organise and deliver appropriate nursing care and interventions. With concise and comprehensive summaries of key nursing values and communication skills when dealing with diverse clinical populations, the role of the nurse is fully detailed as a provider of clinical care, as well as a leader, manager, and member of a broad multidisciplinary team. Clinical nursing practice is addressed using a systems-based approach, providing an overview of clinical conditions, investigations, and treatments, including frequently prescribed medicines, while highlighting key nursing practice considerations. Each chapter of the handbook lists useful sources of further information, primarily easily-accessible on-line resources. To help you achieve the best possible results for your patients, the authors offer a wealth of recommendations, guidance and information from their years of experience. Together with the complementary Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills in Adult Nursing, this handbook provides nursing students and general adult nurses with a robust framework for thinking about, and practicing, safe and compassionate, values based nursing. Whether the reader needs a comprehensive introduction to adult nursing or a reliable resource to dip into when the need arises, the Oxford Handbook of Adult Nursing will be an invaluable companion for years to come.
The Oxford Handbook of Dental Nursing serves as a practical, easily accessible, informative, and up-to-date quick reference guide that a dental nurse can use throughout their career, from the initial training stage to qualification and beyond. It enables users to find relevant information quickly, and will support dental nurses in their everyday work and provide easy access to information they may require in clinical sessions. As well as the basics it highlights the core competencies and contains further information which is of use to qualified dental nurses working in general dental practice, in the NHS or private sector, dental hospitals, and community dental services. The book is aimed primarily at dental nurses and will also be valuable to dental surgeons, tutors, and assessors to facilitate the learning and development of their students.
The indispensable guide to all aspects of clinical care, the Oxford Handbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes has been fully updated for its fourth edition, providing comprehensive coverage of both disciplines in a practical and concise format. Featuring new chapters on transition in endocrinology and diabetes, practical nursing considerations, and the genetics of endocrinology, and expanded sections on inherited endocrine syndromes and MEN, it retains the clear organisation and layout for ease of reference as the previous edition over a broader range of topics. Combining authority, relevance, and reliability, this title includes new therapies and guidelines alongside 'clinical pearl' and 'tricky situation' boxes to aide readers in rare or complicated situations. This is the must-have guide for all trainees and specialist nurses in endocrinology and diabetes.
Fully revised for its second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Mental Health Nursing is the indispensable resource for all those caring for patients with mental health problems. Practical, concise, and up-to-date with the latest guidelines, practice, and initiatives, this handbook is designed to allow essential information to be quickly accessible to nurses in a busy clinical setting. This Handbook contains expert guidance on all aspects of the nurses role. Written by experienced nurses and teachers, it will help you acheive the best possible results for your patients. Summaries of key sections of the mental health act are provided, as well as the mental capacity act, mental health legislation in Scotland and other UK countries. New material for the second edition includes expanded and revised information on leadership, medications, physical interventions, basic life support, religion, spirituality and faith, and working with older adults, as well as a brand new chapter on contemporary issues in mental health nursing.