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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

NURSING DIAGNOSES 2009-2011 PDF

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NANDA International (formerly the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association) is a professional organization of nurses standardized nursing terminology that was officially founded in 1982 and develops, researches, disseminates and refines the nomenclature, criteria, and taxonomy of nursing diagnoses. In 2002, NANDA relaunched as NANDA International in response to the broadening scope of its membership. NANDA International published Nursing Diagnosis quarterly, which became the International Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications in 2002.Other related international associations are AENTDE (Spanish), AFEDI (French language) and JSND (Japan)

History
In 1973 the First National Conference on the Classification of Nursing Diagnoses was held in St. Louis, Missouri which created the National Conference Group, a task force to standardize nursing terminology. In 1982 NANDA was formed including members from the United States and Canada.

NANDA developed a nursing classification to…

The Intensive Care Manual PDF

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"This is an excellent and most complete guide for the broad range of physicians dealing with patients with epilepsy and psychiatric disorders. It gives neurologists and psychiatrists working in practice settings tools essential for correct diagnosis and treatment. The book also provides outstanding teaching material for academic neurologists and residents

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Brunner & Suddarth's Textbook of Medical Surgical Nursing, 10th edition PDF

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Medical-surgical nursing is a nursing specialty area concerned with the care of adult patients in a broad range of settings. The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) is a specialty nursing organization dedicated to nurturing medical-surgical nurses as they advance their careers. Traditionally, medical-surgical nursing was an entry-level position that most nurses viewed as a stepping stone to specialty areas. Medical-surgical nursing is the largest group of professionals in the field of nursing. Advances in medicine and nursing have resulted in medical-surgical nursing evolving into its own specialty.


Many years ago a majority of hospital nurses worked on wards, and everyone was a medical-surgical nurse. Today licensed medical-surgical nurses work in a variety of positions, inpatient clinics, emergency departments, HMO’s, administration, out patient surgical centers, home health care, humanitarian relief work, ambulatory surgical care, and skilled nursing homes. Some military medi…