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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Consultant nurses and clinical nurse specialists have usually completed a doctorate or Master's degree in a specialty and have a considerable range of clinical expertise in that specialty. These nurses provide expert care to individuals ...
Inspection is important as it usually leads to further Inspection investigation of findings. The nurse looks for conditions that can be observed with your eyes, ears, or nose. When inspecting the skin, for example, observe for colour, ...
The tip position is usually confirmed radiologically venous catheters (CVCs), tunnelled central venous catheters, and implantable ports • Tunnelled CVCs are often referred to as Hickmann lines, used when the person requires long-term ...
IV fluids are usually given through a peripheral line (as opposed to a central venous catheter). At all times, the nurse must adhere to local policy and procedure concerning the administration of medications.
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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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