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NANDA Nursing Diagnoses - Definitions and Classification, 2012-2014 Book Info

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A nursing diagnosis is defined as a clinical judgment about individual, family or community responses to actual or potential health problems or life processes which provide the basis for selection of nursing interventions to achieve outcomes for which the nurse has accountability (NANDA-I, 2009). Accurate and valid nursing diagnoses guide the selection of interventions that are likely to produce the desired treatment effects and determine nurse-sensitive outcomes. Nursing diagnoses are seen as key to the future of evidence-based, professionally-led nursing care and to more effectively meeting the need of patients. In an era of increasing electronic patient health records, standardized nursing terminologies such as NANDA-I, NIC and NOC provide a means of collecting nursing data that are systematically analysed within and across healthcare organizations and provide essential data for cost/benefit analysis and clinical audit. Nursing Diagnoses: Definitions a…

Chinese Nutrition Therapy PDF

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The basic principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are rooted in the Taoist philosophy of yin and yang. These two polar opposites organize and explain the ongoing process of natural change and transformation in the universe. According to ancient lore, yang marks the sunny side and yin the shady side of a hill. In the theory of yin and yang, all things and phenomena of the cosmos contain these two complementary aspects. The traditional Taoist symbol for completeness and harmony is the merging monad of yin and yang. The standard of TCM, the Huang Di Nei Jing, “The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine,” dates as far back as 500–300 BC. This 18-volume classic work has two parts, Ling Shu and Su We. The Su Wen explains the theoretical foundations of TCM in the form of a dialogue between the legendary Yellow Emperor Huan Di and his personal physician Shi Po. The Ling Shu, the practical part of the Nei Jing, reports on therapies and their uses in TCM: acupuncture, moxibustion, nutri…

Clinical Drug Therapy: Rationales for Nursing Practice PDF

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Introduction to Drug Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
1 Introduction to Pharmacology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
A Message to Students 2
Overview 2
Sources of Drugs 3
Drug Classifications and Prototypes 3
Drug Names 3
Drug Marketing 3
Pharmacoeconomics 4
Prescription and Nonprescription Drugs 4
Drug Approval Processes 4
Sources of Drug Information 7
Strategies for Studying Pharmacology 7
2 Basic Concepts and Processes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Overview 9
Cellular Physiology 9
Drug Transport Through Cell Membranes 10
Pharmacokinetics 10
Pharmacodynamics 15
Variables That Affect Drug Actions 17
Tolerance and Cross-Tolerance 20
Adverse Effects of Drugs 20
3 Administering Medications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Overview 29
General Principles of Accurate Drug Administration 29
Legal Responsibilities 30
Medication Errors 30
Medication…

Holistic Nursing Ebook PDF

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Holisticnursing is a medical specialty that takes the entire being of the patient into consideration, rather than just diagnosing specific physical symptoms. Holistic nurses often recommend complementary medical treatments to assist patients in attaining better health. The nurse becomes a partner with patients by forging interpersonal and lasting relationships. Nurses who are trained in holistic healthcare practices often work in hospice settings and long-term care facilities.
Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) is said to be one of the first acknowledged holistic nurses. She was known as “The Lady of the Lamp” because she brought comforting light and a gentle smile to war-wounded soldiers. As a nurse, she was efficient and thorough, but she also treated each patient as an individual whose personal needs mattered -- the definition of a holistic nurse.
Holisticnursing should not be considered an alternative to modern medicine, but rather an adjunct for improved health care. The holistic n…

THE CARE OF WOUNDS A GUIDE FOR NURSES PDF

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Ebook Content :
Chapter 1 The Physiology of Wound Healing 1
1.1 Introduction 1
1.2 Definitions associated with wounds 1
1.3 The structure of the skin 2
1.3.1 Dermis 2
1.3.2 Epidermis 2
1.4 Wound healing 3
1.4.1 Inflammation 4
1.4.2 Reconstruction 6
1.4.3 Epithelialisation 8
1.4.4 Maturation 9
1.5 Impaired wound healing 9
1.5.1 Hypertrophic scars 9
1.5.2 Keloids 10
1.5.3 Contractures 10
1.5.4 Acute to chronic wounds 10
1.6 Conclusion 11
Chapter 2 The Management of Patients with Wounds 13
2.1 Introduction 13
2.2 Physical care 13
2.2.1 Nutrition 13
2.2.2 Infection 19
2.2.3 Smoking 23
2.2.4 Diabetes mellitus 25
2.2.5 They physical effects of stress 26
2.2.6 Pain 27
2.2.7 Sleeping 30
2.2.8 Hypothermia 32
2.2.9 Steroids 33
2.2.10 Radiotherapy 34
2.3 Psychological care 35
2.3.1 Anxiety 35
2.3.2 Motivation and education 37
2.3.3 Body image 39
2.3.4 Other psychological problems 41
2.4 Spiritual care 43
Chapter 3 General Principles of Wound Man…

NCLEX-RN Notes PDF

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NCLEX-RN®

The National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses
(NCLEX-RN®) measures the knowledge and abilities necessary for entrylevel
nurses.
■ It is administered by Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT), which
individualizes tests to match the unique competencies of each test taker.
■ Each exam adheres to the NCLEX-RN® Test Plan, which describes the
content and scope of RN competencies.
■ Practices basic to nursing (e.g., nursing process, caring, teaching,
learning, communication, documentation) are integrated throughout,
and most questions require application and analysis of information.

NCLEX-RN® Test Plan—Distribution of Content
Safe and Effective Care Environment
■ Management of Care 13%–19%
■ Safety/Infection Control 8%–14%
Health Promotion and Maintenance 6%–12%
Psychosocial Integrity 6%–12%
Physiological Integrity
■ Basic Care/Comfort 6%–12%
■ Pharmacological/Parenteral gfd Therapies 13%–19%
■ Reduction of Risk Potentia…

IV Med Notes PDF

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Infusion Assessment

Primary infusion fluid—Fluid that is infusing continuously.
Secondary infusion—Fluid that is infusing intermittently, usually
in a 50-250 ml IV bag infusing over 15 minutes to 2 hours.
Patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) pump—Infuses pain medication
and is usually connected to the primary line. Both the
primary line and PCA pump infuse concurrently.
HOT TIP: When assessing the infusions to check for incompatibilities,
the PCA pump can easily be overlooked!! Verify
the type of medication in the PCA pump, and ensure it is
compatible.
Total parenteral nutrition (TPN)/Lipids—TPN usually infuses
continuously over 24 hours. Lipids usually infuse over 8, 10,
or 12 hours connected to the TPN IV line below the filter.
HOT TIP: Due to the additional components/medications in the
TPN solution, NO medication is to be given in the same line as
the TPN or the lipids.
Blood products—Include whole blood, packed red blood cells,
plasma, platelets, …

Jones' Clinical Paediatric Surgery Diagnosis and Management PDF

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Introduction, 1
1 Antenatal Diagnosis – Surgical Aspects, 3
2 The Care and Transport of the Newborn, 7
3 The Child in Hospital, 13

Neonatal Emergencies, 17
4 Respiratory Distress in the Newborn, 19
5 Diaphragmatic Hernia, 26
6 Oesophageal Atresia and Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula, 30
7 Bowel Obstruction, 35
8 Abdominal Wall Defects, 44
9 Spina Bifi da, 49
10 Disorders of Sexual Development, 56
11 Anorectal Anomalies, 61

Head and Neck, 67
12 The Scalp, Skull and Brain, 69
13 The Eye, 79
14 The Ear, Nose and Throat, 91
15 Cleft Lip, Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies, 97
16 Abnormalities of the Neck and Face, 106

Abdomen, 115
17 The Umbilicus, 117
18 Vomiting in the First Months of Life, 121
19 Intussusception, 126
20 Abdominal Pain: Appendicitis?, 130
21 Recurrent Abdominal Pain, 136
22 Constipation, 139
23 Bleeding from the Alimentary Canal, 142
24 Infl ammatory Bowel Disease, 147
25 The Child with an Abdominal Mass, 153
26 Spleen, Pancreas and Biliary Tract, 157
27 Anus, Perineum and Fe…

Users Guides to the Medical Literature A Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice PDF

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Completely revised and updated with all new coverage of the basic issues in evidence-based medicine in patient care

Abundant real-world examples drawn from the medical literature are woven throughout, and include important related principles and pitfalls in using clinical research in patient care decisions

Edited by over 60 internationally recognized editors and contributors from around the globe

Also look for JAMAevidence.com, a new interactive database for the best practice of evidence based medicine


Includes:

1. How to Use the Medical Literature–and This Book–to Improve Your Patient Care
2. The Philosophy of Evidence-Based Medicine
3. What Is the Question?
4. Finding the Evidence
5. Why Study Results Mislead: Bias and Random Error
6. Therapy (Randomized Trials)
7. Does Treatment Lower Risk? Understanding the Results
8. Confidence Intervals
9. Harm (Observational Studies)
10. The Process of Diagnosis
11. Differential Diagnosis
12. Diagnostic Tests
13. Prognosis
14. Summarizing th…

ECG and arrhythmia classification