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.
Nurses assist people to cope with health problems; they contribute to enhancing the quality of life regardless of the person's disease or disability until their death. Figure 1.1 provides an overview of three definitions of nursing.
The provision of care and comfort when a person's life comes to an end, the compassion and humanity that nurses show are the hallmarks of our care and support system. Nurses provide care for everyone, regardless of their background, ...
The person making the complaint or bringing the action for negligence may also sue the NHS for the nurse's negligence (indirect liability). Employer accountability The nurse is accountable through the contract of employment.
Sometimes things can and do go wrong. Adverse events that do occur can be avoided, if lessons from previous incidents are learned. Patient-centredness Person‐centred care is a term being used with increasing.
Central to this concept are the values of respect for persons, individual right to self-determination, reciprocal respect and understanding All those involved in caring (the person, family carers and paid or voluntary carers) should ...
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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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