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Saturday, September 13, 2014

DISEASES AND DISORDERS A Nursing Therapeutics Manual THIRD EDITION pdf ebook


As in the first edition, we have included relevant information about Gender and Life Span Considerations, and have enhanced this section with information about racial and ethnic differences in health and disease. As our society has an ever-increasing diversity, we have developed this section so that practitioners have a basis from which to develop culturally competent care. Each entry begins with the Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) category. DRGs were initiated by the Health Care Financing Administration to serve as an organizing framework to grouprelated conditions and to stabilize reimbursements. Because they provide a convenient standard to evaluate hospital care, DRGs are used by institutions and disciplines to measure utilization and to allocate resources. We have included DRGs to indicate the expected norms in average length of stay for each entry. Each entry follows the nursing process, with assessment information incorporated in the History and Physical Assessment sections, the Psychosocial Assessment, and Diagnostic Highlights. Based on requests from our readers and reviewers, we have supplemented information on diagnostic testing from earlier editions to provide normal and abnormal values for the most important diagnostic tests. We have also added a section to explain the rationale for the test. These detailed, specific sections provide the foundation needed to perform a comprehensive assessment of the patient’s condition so that a Primary Nursing Diagnosis can be formulated appropriate to the patient’s specific needs. The Planning and Implementation section is divided into Collaborative and Independent interventions. The intent of the Collaborative section is to detail the goals of a multidisciplinary plan of care to manage the condition or disease. As in the second edition, there is an expanded section on Pharmacologic Highlights that explores commonly used drugs, their doses, mechanisms of action, and rationales for use. The Independent section focuses on independent nursing interventions that demonstrate the core of the art and science of nursing. Each entry then finishes with Documentation Guidelines and Discharge and Home Healthcare Guidelines to help nurses evaluate the outcomes of care and to prepare hospitalized patients for discharge. As with the first and second editions, the idea for the book originated with Joanne Patzek DaCunha, Publisher at F.A. Davis. The authors salute her creativity, perseverance, enthusiasm revision with a minimum of difficulty. We also owe a debt of gratitude to Jeff Sommers for his assistance with manuscript development, editing, proofreading, and supportive cheerleading. Finally we acknowledge with gratitude the hard work that a host of contributors made to the first edition. The entire reason to revise this book is to provide practicing nurses a concise and yet scientifically sound text to guide the professional practice of nursing. The provision of nursing care in the 21st century presents us with overwhelming challenges, and yet nursing is the discipline of choice for millions of practitioners.




Thursday, September 11, 2014

FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING STANDARDS & PRACTICE SECOND EDITION EBOOK PDF


Unit I, Nursing’s Perspective: Past, Present and Future, explores many aspects that are essential to nursing. A historical overview of early leaders and social forces that have influenced the development of nursing practice is provided. The theoretical frameworks for guiding professional practice and the significance of incorporating research into nursing practice are emphasized. The evolution of our current health care delivery system is discussed with attention given to proposals for change. Unit II, Nursing Process, The Standard of Care, explains each component of the nursing process. The nursing process is the framework for delivering holistic care in an organized scientific manner. A chapter on critical thinking leads the unit discussion of the five phases of the nursing process. Unit III, The Therapeutic Nature of Nursing, discusses the caring nature of nursing as demonstrated through therapeutic communication and actions. Nursing, by definition and purpose, is a therapeutic process. Improving interpersonal and therapeutic effectiveness through knowledge and skills are key to this unit presentation. Nurses’ roles in client education are addressed. Complementary and alternative treatment modalities are presented here. Unit IV, The Individual and Health, focuses on the holistic nature of individuals and nursing as a holistic discipline. The impact on an individual's health related behaviors are discussed in relation to the life cycle, aging, stress, culture, self-concept and reaction to loss. Unit V, Professional Accountability, addresses accountability from the professional, legal and ethical perspectives. Documentation and quality management are discussed in detail in this unit. Unit VI, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Interventions, present many of the fundamental skills and tools for providing nursing care. Step-by-step instruction and rationale are provided for each of the skills presented. Unit VII, Nursing Management of Basic Needs, discusses areas of nursing care that are common to every area of practice. Concepts such as safety and infection control, mobility, fluid and electrolyte balance, skin integrity, and nutrition are described. Step-by-step skill presentation with rationale is also presented for each chapter.



Monday, September 8, 2014

Vascular Disease A Handbook for Nurses ebook pdf

Vascular disease is a pathological state of large and medium sized muscular arteries and is triggered by endothelial cell dysfunction. Because of factors like pathogens, oxidized LDL particles and other inflammatory stimuli endothelial cells become activated. This leads to change in their characteristics: endothelial cells start to excrete cytokines and chemokinesand express adhesion molecules on their surface. This in turn results in recruitment of white blood cells (monocytes and lymphocytes), which can infiltrate the blood vessel wall. Stimulation of smooth muscle cell layer with cytokines produced by endothelial cells and recruited white blood cells causes smooth muscle cells to proliferate and migrate towards the blood vessel lumen. The process causes thickening of the vessel wall, forming a plaque consisting of proliferating smooth muscle cells, macrophages and various types oflymphocytes. This plaque result in obstructed blood flow leading to diminished amounts of oxygen and nutrients, that reach the target organ. In the final stages, the plaque may also rupture causing the formation of clots, and as a result strokes. In order to confirm a cerebrovascular disease, few additional tests may be required whenever there are doubts in what the diagnosis concerns. These may include tests such as thecerebral angiography (carotid angiogram). This test is made by inserting a catheter into the patient's artery in the leg with the help of a needle through the vessels in the abdomen and chest, until it reaches the arteries of the neck. The coronary angiogram is basically the same procedure which is however utilized for detecting cardiovascular conditions. The carotid duplex (carotid ultrasound) is another type of noninvasive test which uses ultrasound waves in order to detect plaque, blood clots or any other type of blood flow abnormalities in the carotid arteries. The specialists may detect hemorrhagic strokes with the help of a X-ray computed tomography. They are easily visualized due to the differences in density between the blood, bone and brain tissue. The CT scans are also useful in finding out abnormalities in the heart and in diagnosing cardiovascular conditions.[4] The Doppler ultrasound is a test used to diagnose both cerebrovascular disease and peripheral vascular disease. It utilizes high frequency sound waves that are being directed to thevein or artery which presents abnormalities and are then detected on the Doppler. Electroencephalography may be required in order to detect electrical impulses in the brain by placing small metal discs called electrodes on the scalp of the patient. The magnetic resonance imaging technique is able to obtain 3D images of the body structure. The images are very clear and they are produced by using magnetic fields and recent computer technology. Due to the clarity of the pictures, the MRI can detect any signs of prior strokes. The MRI may also be performed on the heart if a cardiovascular disease is suspected. A lumbar puncture may also be performed but this is an invasive test which consists in taking a sample of cerebrospinal fluid from the space surrounding the spinal cord. The purpose of this test is finding traces of blood which may be due to cerebral hemorrhage.[5] Upon suspicion of peripheral vascular disease, the first-line study is the ankle brachial pressure index (ABPI/ABI) which is a measure of the fall in blood pressure in the arteries supplying the legs. An ABPI value that exceeds 0.9 is the confirmation that a peripheral vascular disease is not present. If the value of the ABPI is lower than 0.8, the peripheral vascular disease exists but it is normally a mild case. On the other hand, a value below 0.5 is the proof of a serious vascular condition. (wikipedia)




Friday, September 5, 2014

Caring for Children and Families ebook pdf

This text has been written as a resource for those who provide health care for
children and their families. Contributors to the book are experts from a range
of backgrounds – both in practice and academia. The contributors firmly
believe, that the child comes first and foremost; they believe that each child is
a unique person with individual needs and aspirations – this stance is clearly
reflected in each chapter of the book.
Children deserve the best possible care, and this cannot be provided unless
there is an understanding of the context of children’s lives, both in the community
at large and within healthcare settings. The concept of partnership
focuses upon the need to deliver paediatric care in collaboration with the child
and the family.This text encourages the reader to apply this approach to care
delivery in any situation in which they may be working. Chapter 2 emphasises
the importance of this, looking beyond a disease-orientated approach to one
where the child and her or his family are a clear and central unit.
The principal audience of this text are nursing students, and especially those
who are undertaking NVQ/SNVQ, Access to Nursing and Cadet nursing programmes
of study. It is not, however, a comprehensive book about children’s
nursing, and, as a result, the reader is encouraged to identify further topics of
importance that have not been considered here. Within the text the terms
‘nurse’, ‘student’ and ‘nursing’ have been adopted.The terms and the philosophies
applied to this book can be adapted to suit a number of healthcare
workers at various levels and in a range of settings in order to develop caring
skills.
The book presents up-to-date information that the aspiring nurse or child
healthcare provider requires in order to begin to understand how to help children
and families, in both the institutional setting (for example the hospital)
and the community (for example the child’s own home).The material is organised
in such a way that it reflects contemporary practice in a user-friendly
manner; in addition, information is related to clinical practice issues that may
be experienced when working with children and their families. It is not envisaged
that the text be read from cover to cover in one sitting; it has been
designed to be used as a reference book (a resource, a reader) either in the
clinical setting, classroom or in your own home.





Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Advanced Practice Nursing Edition 2 pdf ebook

With information overload a challenge in all of our lives, why should anyone read this book? The answer is simple—this book is not only informative, covering the major issues facing advanced practices nurses (APNs), but it is also vital to understanding the past, present, and future of advanced practice. This effort
weaves together historical views of APNs with present-day issues and trends. The contributors have masterfully analyzed the issues so that the reader will come to know both the larger policy issues facing APNs and how these issues translate into day-to-day care of patients.
The critical examination of financing, values, politics, and intraprofessional education and practice as well as interprofessional relationships combines to bring APNs into sharp focus. The evolution of APNs has been a major event in the history of nursing. While each of the four APN disciplines—clinical nurse specialist,
nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife, and nurse anesthetist—has a unique history and place within nursing, the commonalities have established a force within health care that has changed the way care is delivered and will continue to change the system. In fact, the commonalities provide a critical basis for forging an even more powerful coalition of APNs to tackle common challenges related to ensuring patients get the best care possible. The social contract that nurses have with the public is unique, and APNs have extended that contract to higher levels of service, decision-making, and accountability.
This book captures the vitality of advanced practice nursing as an aggregated entity. The label of APN is now widely used and recognized by policy makers and patients alike. This represents unprecedented progress in nursing, when few knew what a clinical specialist or nurse practitioner was. We are largely past the days of having to prove the viability, utility, and safety of APNs. We are now constructively examining practice issues in order to advance patient care, not defend the practice.
Each chapter presents perspectives that are useful resources unto themselves. A valuable part of each chapter is the suggested exercises. Readers will appreciate the challenge that these exercises afford them. Taking the time to think through the questions will give APNs and others a chance to explore issues they may not have thought to explore. Even though each chapter is a resource itself, the collection of chapters is so well orchestrated that the full picture is definitely greater than the parts.
Whether this book is used by students, practicing APNs, policy makers, or other health professionals, it will be an extraordinary resource.




Monday, August 18, 2014

Key Nursing Skills PDF ebook

It is important to appreciate that assessment is fundamental to all procedures that a patient may undergo. It does not happen just once but is an ongoing process repeated at regular intervals depending on the patient’s condition.
The most usual time for a thorough assessment to occur is when a patient is admitted to acute or continuing care, but there may be other times when further detailed assessment is necessary. Assessing a patient involves both formal and informal assessment.
Formal assessment includes the gathering of objective information about the patient’s condition by interviewing him or her and obtaining answers to questions. Informal assessment includes the things that you notice about a patient while you are talking to them, and may include physical signs and subjective information such as their mood or behaviour.
The structure of these assessments will be discussed in more detail in this chapter. Assessment of physical vital signs is also undertaken and these are described more fully in Chapter 2. An effective assessment will ensure that a patient receives all the nursing care that is required, and will provide a baseline from which progress can be measured. To ensure that nursing care is planned and delivered effectively a structured approach called the ‘nursing process’ is used. The ‘nursing process’ is a planned, problem-solving approach to meeting a patient’s health care and nursing needs (Lippincott 2000).
It is a systematic sequence of events in which the first stage is to assess a patient’s needs by the collection of objective and subjective information. The next stage is interpretation of this information, which results in the identification of actual or potential problems that the patient is experiencing. This can be called making a nursing diagnosis (Lippincott 2000).
Nursing goals to alleviate or prevent these problems can then be determined and problems prioritized so that the patient’s immediate nursing care needs are met. These goals are used to plan the direction and type of nursing interventions required. They should be patient-focused, and SMART:




Friday, June 6, 2014

Nursing Spectrum Drug Handbook PDF ebook

Nurses need every resource possible to keep their patients safe from untoward drug effects. In the wake of rising public controversy about drug safety and two drug-focused Institute of Medicine (IOM) reports released in 2006, Nursing Spectrum Drug Handbook 2008 is an especially timely publication.
The first report, “Preventing Drug Errors,” found that adverse drug events harm at least 1.5 million Americans each year and that the average hospital patient is subject to at least one medication error per day. The second report, “The Future of Drug Safety: Promoting and Protecting the Health of the Public,” continues the national debate over drug safety that intensified after the 2004 withdrawal of Vioxx, the popular arthritis drug associated with double the risk of myocardial infarction. This report found that problems at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), such as lack of clear regulatory authority, chronic underfunding, and organizational issues, have led to the agency’s failure to fully ensure the safety of the nation’s drug supply.

A major focus of the report—one that’s especially important for nurses—is postmarketing drug surveillance, the process for monitoring a medication’s risk-benefit profile after FDA approval. While the ramifications of these reports ripple through the healthcare industry and the halls of Congress, the implications for nurses are clear.We’ve always served as the defacto drug safety officers in health care.Now it’s clear that we must augment the “five rights” of drug administration—right patient, right drug, right time, right dosage, and right administration route—with enhanced patient education on drugs.We must also monitor patients receiving
both new and old drugs for evidence of drug effectiveness and adverse effects. Nursing Spectrum Drug Handbook 2008 makes these nursing responsibilities easier.Written specifically to help nurses keep their patients safe, it has many safety-themed features—including a 32-page “Safe drug administration”
insert, a photogallery that helps you identify tablets and capsules, and appendices on essential drug topics.
Most importantly, it offers the most succinct, most readable, and most comprehensive drug monographs available in a nursing drug handbook. Each monograph is designed and written for easy understanding and fast access to drug facts, and presented in the format that’s most useful to the busy nurse.




Sunday, May 18, 2014

Nursing Leadership and Management Theories, Processes and Practice PDF EBOOK

Nurses lead and manage nursing care for patients, families, aggregates, and communities in a variety of settings, ranging from ambulatory to community to inpatient. Nurses also lead and manage care across the health-care continuum, including primary health promotion and prevention; secondary skilled, long term, and rehabilitative; and tertiary: emergent, urgent, and acute care. Strategies are drawn from both leadership and management theories. Leadership involves both the leader and the follower. In this text, we have defined Leadership as the process of envisioning a new and better world, communicating that vision to others, motivating others and enticing them to join in efforts to realize the vision, thinking in a different way,
challenging the status quo, taking risks, and facilitating change (Valiga and Grossman). Effective Followers are individuals who work with and support leaders in their efforts to realize a vision by being engaged rather than alienated, suggesting new ideas and options, providing critical feedback on the ideas of others (including the leader), promoting positive relationships within the group, and acting as potential “leaders-in-waiting” (Valiga and Grossman). Management, one of the responsibilities of leadership, is a five-step process that comprises planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, and controlling (Garrison, Morgan, and Johnson).
The nurse’s approach to leadership and management reflects the dynamic state of nursing practice and health care. Leadership has evolved from theories of the past, which pronounced that only great and noble men could be leaders, to more current theories that look at leadership as a learned process or a changing role depending on the situation. Management has evolved from competing managerial activities in a hierarchical, bureaucratic organization to complexity theory involving both the physical and social sciences. We have included a discussion of each of these concepts and theories in this textbook.




Wednesday, March 26, 2014

LECTURE NOTES Obstetrics and Gynaecology DIANA HAMILTON-FAIRLEY pdf ebook

Welcome to the second edition of Lecture Notes: Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Professor Geoffrey
Chamberlain asked me to assist him with the combining of the original well-established separate
Lecture Notes on Obstetrics and Lecture Notes on Gynaecology by joining him as editor of this textbook
aimed at undergraduate medical, midwifery and nursing students, junior doctors, nurses and midwives. He told me then that he intended to retire from the editorship for the second edition. I owe him an enormous debt as a teacher, mentor and guide through my career and into the complex area of editing a book with an illustrious list of eminent obstetricians and gynaecologists as its previous editors. He graciously agreed to proof read this edition and I thank him for his helpful contribution to the final version. He continues to work as the Emeritus Professor of History of Medicine at the University of Wales.
In this edition I have asked two of my colleagues at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’s Medical School/Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital NHS Trust to expand the sections on Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Breast Disease to reflect the changes in the undergraduate medical curriculum which combines Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Breast Disease and Sexual Health in several UK universities.
I would like to thank them both: Dr David Lewis FRCP, MD from Sexual Health and Mr Nicholas Beechey Newman FRCS, MS who wrote the chapter on Breast Disease. I think their two chapters (6 and 18) are a valuable addition to the book and I hope you, the reader, will agree.
Feedback from students, Senior Lecturers and Professors has led to many smaller changes in the book including an expansion on the history taking and examination sections. At the end of each chapter
there are five self-assessment questions with the answers/marking schemes given in Answers to selfassessment questions (p. 306). The questions cover the full range that may be found within the examination system in the United Kingdom, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including
extended matched questions, scenarios for practicing history taking as in Objective Structured Clinical
Examination (OSCE) as well as the more traditional Multiple Choice Questions.



Tuesday, March 25, 2014

HANDBOOK OF NUTRITION AND PREGNANCY pdf ebook

The Nutrition and Health™ series of books has, an overriding mission to provide health professionals with texts that are considered essential because each includes: (1) a synthesis of the state of the science; (2) timely, in-depth reviews by the leading researchers in their respective fields; (3) extensive, up-to-date, fully annotated reference lists; (4) a detailed index; (5) relevant tables and figures; (6) identification of paradigm
shifts and the consequences; (7) virtually no overlap of information between chapters, but targeted, inter-chapter referrals; (8) suggestions of areas for future research; and (9) balanced, data-driven answers to patient–health professionals’ questions, which are based on the totality of evidence rather than the findings of any single study.
The series volumes are not the outcome of a symposium. Rather, each editor has the potential to examine a chosen area with a broad perspective, both in subject matter as well as in the choice of chapter authors. The international perspective, especially with regard to public health initiatives, is emphasized where appropriate. The editors, whose trainings are both research and practice oriented, have the opportunity to develop a primary objective for their book, define the scope and focus, and then invite the leading authorities from around the world to be part of their initiative.
The authors are encouraged to provide an overview of the field, discuss their own research, and relate the research findings to potential human health consequences. Because each book is developed de novo,
the chapters are coordinated so that the resulting volume imparts greater knowledge than the sum of the information contained in the individual chapters.
Handbook of Nutrition and Pregnancy, edited by Carol J. Lammi-Keefe, Sarah C. Couch, and Elliot H. Philipson, is a very welcome addition to the Nutrition and Health series and fully exemplifies the series’ goals. This volume is especially timely since it includes in-depth discussions relevant to the changing health status of women of childbearing potential around the world. As but one example, there is an extensive chapter on
the obesity epidemic that continues to grow even in underdeveloped nations; the chapter includes an analysis of the comorbidities, such as gestational diabetes and related adverse pregnancy outcomes that continue to be seen in increased numbers annually.
As indicated by E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, in the volume’s Foreword, the editors have ...assembled 23 superb chapters on the latest, evidence-based approaches for managing the nutritional requirements of pregnant women in a variety of settings.”




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