Medical-Surgical Nursing at a Glance
Medical-Surgical Nursing at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision for nursing and healthcare students from the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series. This easy-to-read, accessible guide brings together all the key principles of caring for patients with medical and surgical needs. Highly visual, each topic is covered in one two-page spread, making it easy to quickly read up on key information and grasp the essentials of the key aspects of caring for the adult patient.
Medical-Surgical Nursing at a Glance is ideal for nursing students looking for a clear and visual summary of care of the adult patient.
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2 The 6 Cs 4 Accountability and responsibility 6 Risk and safety 8 Patient-centred care 10 Team working 12 1 2 3 4 5 6 General care 15 7 Health assessment 16 8 Intravenous therapy 18 9 Blood transfusion 20 10 Nutrition 22 11 Pain 24 12 ...
... what they need to do to restore or maintain their health. Assessing the person's learning needs and readiness to learn, the nurse working with the person sets learning goals, performing teaching strategies and measuring learning.
Table 4.1 Resources available to help nurses manage risk and enhance patient safety Clinical Practice Guideline for the Assessment and Prevention of Falls In Older People – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence The 'How to' ...
A variety of assessment tools are available. For example, the Waterlow score is a pressure ulcer risk assessment tool that can be used to alert staff to the need to implement certain actions to prevent a deterioration in the patient's ...
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Part 2 General care
Part 3 Medical nursing
Part 4 Surgical nursing
Glossary of Terms