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.
Figure 1.1 Three denitions of nursing International Council of Nursing Nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick or well and in all settings.
o care safely and effectively for a person, the nurse must understand what nursing is, the role of the nurse and the function of the nurse. Attempting to do this, however, brings with it challenges.
Nurses are central in helping people keep themselves independent, healthy and well for longer. Helping people to recover from illness and supporting them in living with illness from a medical and surgical perspective is a part of this.
Medical-Surgical Nursing at a Glance, First Edition. Ian Peate. © John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Published 2016 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 7 Preventing falls Nutrition and hydration Prevention of pressure ulcers.
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Part 2 General care
Part 3 Medical nursing
Part 4 Surgical nursing
Glossary of Terms