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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Nurses in undertaking their work promote health, prevent illness and care for those who are ill or disabled and people who ... promotion and optimisation of health and ability, preventing illness and injury, and relief from suffering.
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 Preventing ...
Healthcare systems are complex so preventing adverse events and improving patient safety require a multifaceted approach. ... to alert staff to the need to implement certain actions to prevent a deterioration in the patient's condition.
They are also aware that they are human and that mistakes will be made. Therefore a key value of working in a team is that team members can rely on each other to help recognise and prevent failures, wherever they are in the hierarchy.
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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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