Nursing Care: an essential guide for nurses and healthcare workers in primary and secondary care, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Nursing Care

an essential guide for nurses and healthcare workers in primary and secondary care, 2nd Edition

By Barbara Smith, Linda Field

Routledge

364 pages

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Description

Go ‘back to basics’ with this concise, clear text on the essentials of nursing care.

  • 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

  • Uses a ‘reflective’ theme throughout, in line with current teaching practice

  • Explains Clinical Skills in the context of care

The book is designed to help the student develop a proactive approach to the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the care that they give. The invaluable advice can be applied to all branches of nursing and to all environments where patients are nursed, whether in hospital, at home or care homes.

Essential reading for nursing students, qualified nurses and all health and social care workers

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Guided tour

Introduction

Chapter 1: What is caring?

Introduction

Learning objectives

What do we mean by ‘caring’?

Quality

The assessment process

Summary

Key points

Points for debate

Links to other chapters

Further reading

References

Chapter 2: Dignity and privacy

Introduction

Learning objectives

Dignity in care

Culturally sensitive healthcare

Communication

Protecting individuals from abuse

Summary

Key points

Points for debate

Links to other chapters

Further reading

References

Chapter 3: Basic observations

Introduction

Learning objectives

The importance of basic observations

Pulse

Respirations

Temperature

Summary

Key points

Points for debate

Links to other chapters

Further reading

References

Chapter 4: Hygiene

Introduction

Learning objectives

Personal hygiene

Oral hygiene

Infection control

Summary

Key points

Points for debate

Links to other chapters

Further reading

References

Chapter 5: Nutrition

Introduction

Learning objectives

The importance of good nutrition

Essential nutrients

Nutritional requirements

Factors affecting nutritional choice

Nutritional assessment

Nutrition in hospital

Feeding patients

Dysphagia awareness

Summary

Key points

Points for debate

Links to other chapters

Further reading

References

Chapter 6: Fluid balance and continence care

Introduction

Learning objectives

Fluid balance

Recording fluid balance

Urinary continence

Incontinence

Promoting continence

Catheter care

Problems with elimination of faeces

Summary

Key points

Points for debate

Links to other chapters

Further reading

References

Chapter 7: Pain management:

Introduction

Learning objectives

What is pain?

How is pain felt?

Government policy developments in pain management

Pain assessment

Pain perception

Pain management

Other methods of pain relief

Summary

Key points

Points for debate

Links to other chapters

Further reading

References

Chapter 8: Pressure ulcers

Introduction

Learning objectives

Why study pressure ulcers?

How and why pressure ulcers develop

Avoidance of pressure ulcers

Screening and assessing the possibility of skin damage due to pressure

Pressure ulcer healing

Summary

Key points

Points for debate

Links to other chapters

Further reading

References

Chapter 9: Rehabilitation and self-care

Introduction

Learning objectives

What is rehabilitation?

Independence and self-care

Framework for rehabilitation nursing

Factors that impact on individual wellbeing

Summary

Key points

Points for debate

Links to other chapters

Further reading

References

Chapter 10: Record-keeping

Introduction

Learning objectives

Overview of record-keeping

Purpose of records

Legal aspects of record-keeping

Nursing documentation

Standards for record-keeping

Summary

Key points

Points for debate

Links to other chapters

Further reading

References

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED058000
MEDICAL / Nursing / General
SOC025000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Work