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Nursing Skills in Nutrition, Hydration and Elimination

1st Edition

By Sheila Cunningham, Tina Moore

Routledge

48 pages | 24 B/W Illus.

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Description

The body needs a constant supply of nutrients and water in order to survive, with water is required for the transportation of nutrients to cells and also for the transportation of waste out of the body.

This practical pocket guide focuses on what you need to know to support your patients’ health and comfort. It looks at:

  • The anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal system
  • The anatomy and physiology of the renal system
  • Elimination and associated skills
  • Catheterisation
  • Nutrition
  • Hydration
  • Fluid balance

This competency-based text covers relevant key concepts, anatomy and physiology, lifespan matters, assessment, and nursing skills. To support your learning, it also includes learning outcomes, concept map summaries, activities, questions and scenarios with sample answers, and critical reflection thinking points.

Quick and easy to reference, this short, clinically-focused guide is ideal for use on placements or for revision. It is suitable for pre-registration nurses, students on the nursing associate programme and newly qualified nurses.

Table of Contents

1. Nutrition

Tina Moore

2. Hydration and fluid balance

Tina Moore

3. Elimination and bowel care

Sheila Cunningham

4. Renal function and care

Sheila Cunningham

About the Authors

Sheila Cunningham is an Associate Professor in Adult Nursing at Middlesex University, UK. She has a breadth of experience teaching nurses both pre- and post-registration and she supports mentors supporting students in practice. She is also a Middlesex University Teaching Fellow and holds a Principal Fellowship at the Higher Education Academy. She is currently programme leader for the BSc European nursing.

Tina Moore is a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing at Middlesex University, UK. She teaches nursing assessment, clinical skills and acute care interventions for both pre-qualifying and post-qualifying nurses. Her interests are in simulated learning approaches and OSCE as a teaching and assessment method. She has authored a number of books and articles. She is also a Middlesex University Teaching Fellow.

About the Series

Skills in Nursing Practice

This series of competency-based pocket guides covers relevant key concepts, anatomy and physiology, lifespan matters, assessment, and nursing skills for good clinical practice in a range of areas from safety and protection to promoting homeostasis. To support your learning, they include learning outcomes, concept map summaries, activities, questions and scenarios with sample answers, and critical reflection thinking points.

Quick and easy to reference, these short, skills-focused texts are ideal for use on placements or for revision. They are ideal for pre-registration nurses, students on the nursing associate programme and newly qualified nurses feeling in need of a little revision.

Titles include:

  • Nursing Skills in Professional and Practice Contexts
  • Nursing Skills in Control and Coordination of the Human Body
  • Nursing Skills in Supporting Mobility
  • Nursing Skills in Cardiorespiratory Assessment and Monitoring
  • Nursing Skills in Nutrition, Hydration and Elimination
  • Nursing Skills in Keeping Patients Safe

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED035000
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery
MED058050
MEDICAL / Nursing / Fundamentals & Skills
SOC025000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Work