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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It is a practical text that addresses issues from a number of perspectives including anatomy and physiology, where relevant, and associated pathophysiology. This book has been written to meet the needs of those working in the dynamic ...
... possible quality of life, whatever their disease or disability, until death Figure 1.2 Some elements associated with the role of the nurse Care giver Researcher Communicator Leader and manager Advocate Change agent Teacher/health ...
Just as it is a challenge to attempt to define nursing, it is also a challenge to describe the role and function of the nurse. Figure 1.2 provides some elements that are associated with the role of the nurse.
There are four spheres associated with accountability (Figure 3.1). Public accountability This occurs through the criminal courts as defined by criminal law. Where accountability is in question, the police are likely to investigate and ...
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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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