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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Healthcare systems are complex so preventing adverse events and improving patient safety require a multifaceted approach. Patient safety is seen as a priority in most organisations. Nurses have a key role to play in the investigation ...
Patient‐centred care is healthcare that is respectful of, and responsive to, the preferences, needs and values of individual patients. The key principles of patient‐centred approaches include: • treating patients, consumers, ...
eam working has an important if not essential contribution to make to the effective delivery of healthcare. If teams are to be effective, then they need to be given the support of team leaders and to be located in organisations that ...
They are used for short-term (one to five days) infusions of fluids, blood products and medication, and are inserted by health-care professionals • A midline catheter provides venous access in a large peripheral vein but does not enter ...
Nurses working in partnership with other members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team have an important role in providing evidence‐based care to people who require IV therapy. This chapter provides a brief overview of the main types ...
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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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