An Essential Guide
By Linda Field
Distrubuted by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
$62.50 Paper Original
This book is designed to help students develop a proactive approach tp the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the care they give. The contents of the book can be applied to all branches of nursing and to all environments where patients are nursed, whether in hospital, at home or care homes.
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Including what is essential care, the Gov 'essence of care' toolkit for best practice for giving basic care, reflective practice and the single assessment process.
Chapter 2 - Dignity and Privacy
Including dignity and privacy, importance of good communication, discrimination and abuse.
Chapter 3 - Food and Nutrition
Including nutrition and dysphagia swallowing
Chapter 4 - Personal Hygiene
Including personal hygiene, planning care and prevention of infection.
Chapter 5 - Fluid Balance and Continence care
Including importance of fluid balance, promotion of continence and faecal elimination.
Chapter 6 - Rehabilitation and Self care
Including rehabilitation, promotion of self care and mobilisation
Chapter 7 - Basic observations
Including pulse, temperature and respirations.
Chapter 8 - Pain
Including assessment and management of pain.
Chapter 9 - Record Keeping
Including record keeping and safe and effective practice
Chapter 10 - Pressure Ulcers
including what is a pressure ulcer, prevention, assessment and management of pressure ulcers
- Comprehensively covers all aspects of essential care
- Puts care into context and relates it to current UK Government policy and targets
- Shows how to apply theory in practice using diagrams and case studies
- A ‘reflective’ theme is used throughout in line with current teaching practice
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