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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Figure 1.1 Three definitions of nursing International Council of Nursing Nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick or well and in all settings.
3 2 The 6Cs Figure 2.1 The 6Cs of nursing Reproduced. understand what nursing is, the role of the nurse and the function of the nurse. Attempting to do this, however, brings with it challenges.
Teams with clear leadership have more efficient team processes, provide better quality patient care and are more innovative. Overall, teams that display these characteristics (Figure 6.1) will produce better quality patient care ...
Figure 7.1 The nursing process Nursing diagnosis Nursingassessment Planning Evaluation Intervention Table 7.1 Some assessment techniques Communication Without effective communication other assessment techniques will fail This is the ...
The nursing process is a cyclical approach with five aspects (Figure 7.1). It provides a systematic approach to planning and delivering nursing care. The nurse uses a problem‐solving cycle, taking into account the unique individual ...
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Respiratory system 52 Thoracotomy
Stem cell transplantation
Cardiovascular system 56 Coronary artery bypass graft
Cardiac valve surgery
Gastrointestinal system 29 Gastrooesophageal reflux disease
Musculoskeletal system 32 Osteoporosis
Endocrine system 35 Diabetes mellitus
Reproductive system 37 Erectile dysfunction
The skin 40 Eczema
The senses 46 Glaucoma
Agerelated macular degeneration
Neurological system 59 Craniotomy
Gastrointestinal system 61 Appendicectomy
Musculoskeletal system 64 Arthroscopy
Lower limb amputation
Endocrine system 67 Pituitary surgery
Reproductive system 70 Vasectomy
Dilation and curettage
The skin 73 Burns
Cosmetic and plastic surgery
The eyes and ears 76 Cataract
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