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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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 condition. Other examples of risk assessment ...
Team members have different terms and conditions of employment. • Difficulties with communication. • Lack of awareness of each other's roles and responsibilities. • Lack of support and help with developing team working.
The nurse looks for conditions that can be observed with your eyes, ears, or nose. When inspecting the skin, for example, observe for colour, location of lesions, bruises or rash, symmetry, size of body parts and abnormal findings and ...
A cardiac care nurse, for example, will be more familiar with cardiac issues whereas a nurse working with people with gastrointestinal problems will be more familiar with more complex gastrointestinal conditions and the associated ...
It is essential that a comprehensive record is made, including type of access device, location and condition of entry site; a visual infusion phlebitis score is also recorded. The aim is to be patient centred, ensuring patient safety ...
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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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