Principles of Science for Nurses

Author: Joyce James
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470777427
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This very basic textbook aims to provide nursing students with the essential bioscience they will need to complete their Common Foundation Programme. The book will explore the relevant basic scientific principles, apply these principles to clinical situations and then ask review questions. For anyone who has not studied science before this will be an excellent introduction to the key concepts of chemistry, physics and biology, as applied to nursing.

Flight nursing

Author: Reneé Semonin Holleran
Publisher:
ISBN:
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The official publication of the National Flight Nurses Association, this text follows the core curriculum standards established by the U.S. Department of Education. Comprehensive and timely, it is the standard reference for flight nurses and health professionals that are training in or practicing air medical transportation. (See ASTNA this section for new 2nd Edition.)

Peer Review in Nursing

Author: Barbara Haag-Heitman
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 0763790400
Format: PDF, Docs
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Peer Review in Nursing: Principles for a Successful Practice is the first nursing publication that approaches the definition and implementation strategies for peer review within an organizational setting. Using a professional model, with shared governance as a framework, the authors discuss the difference between manger initiated staff performance evaluation of the past and the true peer review aspects of professional practice for the future. This text follows in line with the Magnet program requiremet “that nurses at all levels use self appraisal performance review and peer review, including annual goal settings, for the assurance of competence and professional development” page 30 of the 2008 Magnet manual. This unique text teaches nurses the skills they need to demonstrate organizational processes, structures, and outcomes that help insure accountability, competence and autonomy.

Principles of Skin Care

Author: Rebecca Penzer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444319811
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Principles of Skin Care is a practical, evidence-based guide to the principles of skin management and skin health. Broader than a dermatology book, this text focuses on the generic components of helping patients with skin conditions and exploring the underlying evidence base. It provides practitioners with the skills and information needed to become competent in caring for the skin, preventing skin breakdown, managing patients with common skin conditions and helping patients cope with the psychological impact of skin problems. Divided into two sections, the book first takes a look at the fundamental principles of skin management, addressing the core nursing issues relevant across the board of dermatological care. The second section covers the dermatological conditions most commonly seen in practice, including psoriasis, eczema, and acne. It also explores the principles of illness management, describing disease processes and enabling health care practitioners to work effectively with patients to choose the best treatment available for their condition. Key features Explores the essential principles of skin care and their application to clinical management Written by renowned experts in the field Full colour illustrations throughout Evidence-based with extensive referencing

Emergency Nursing Care

Author: Gary Jones
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781841100814
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The field of accident and emergency nursing is a fast moving one. This comprehensive textbook is aimed at both the qualified or trainee nurse who has specialised, or is thinking of specialising, in accident and emergency care. The authors and editors are all experienced nurses and nurse-educators who aim to provide easy to read, and easy to find information about procedures, conditions and nursing skills that a newcomer to the field may not be familiar with, or with which he or she has only a superficial knowledge. Throughout the text, much use is made of illustrations, tables and boxes of key information, and a comprehensive list of references is included at the end of each chapter.

Nursing Research

Author: Kader Parahoo
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137281286
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Learning about research can be a daunting task. Kader Parahoo's bestselling Nursing Research guides beginners gently but thoroughly, as well as presenting new debates and perspectives to those with some research experience. This latest edition includes three timely new chapters on qualitative methods, introducing grounded theory, phenomenology and ethnography. It integrates the discussion of evidence-based practice throughout, advises on systemic literature reviewing and clearly explains a wealth of methods and skills to support your understanding of research. An explanatory glossary at the end of the book complements Parahoo's accessible writing style, ensuring all readers can get to grips with the knowledge needed to read, comprehend and critique research. This popular book offers a comprehensive introduction to important research concepts, processes and issues. It equips students with the information and skills they need to utilise research throughout study and in everyday practice.

Clinical Research

Author: Manfred Stommel
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781735186
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This unique textbook integrates statistical concepts into evidence-based clinical practice and patient management. Research concepts and techniques are drawn from epidemiology, bio-statistics, and psychometrics, as well as educational and social science research. Clinical examples throughout the text illustrate practical and scientifically sound applications of the concepts. Data tables and research vignettes highlight statistical distributions involving probability. Methods to locate and utilize web-based information relevant to clinical research are discussed, and web URLs are provided. Further learning is encouraged by the inclusion of suggested activities, recommended readings, references, and a comprehensive glossary of research terms. Additional resources are available at a Connection Website, connection.LWW.com/go/stommel.

Principles and Practice of Trauma Nursing

Author: Rose Ann O'Shea
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0443064059
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This unique, authoritative book explores the spectrum of trauma care provided in the UK, discussing procedures for specific trauma presentations as well as the nurse's role in providing care in the emergency setting. Chapters on the relevant biosciences are included, which serve as an excellent source of review or instruction for nurses of all levels. In addition to the basic science dimensions of trauma nursing, the book also addresses clinical, psychosocial, and psychological aspects of care. Its structured approach to patient management presents information in an easy-to-follow format. Research evidence is used throughout to support the text, laying the foundation for expert nursing practice. Multidisciplinary approach makes the book relevant to current practice. Key learning points are highlighted with the text to help direct the reader's attention and encourage learning. A wide range of expert contributors makes the book a credible and authoritative source. Easy-to-understand chapters on fundamental biosciences expand readers' knowledge. Extensive illustrations, line drawings, and easy-to-read tables provide clear, visual explanations of important material. Appropriate references and recommended sources for further reading help readers develop knowledge and insight. Structured textbook format facilitates learning, enables information to be found quickly, and makes the book more user-friendly. The section on pre-hospital care presents a key piece of the trauma care spectrum, rather than focusing solely on the nurse's role in in-hospital care.