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.
Central to the nurse's role is advocacy, the promotion of a safe environment, research, participating in shaping health policy in patient and health systems management and education. The American Nurses Association explains that nursing ...
In particular, people are living longer, there are a greater number of older patients and people who require and will continue to require support, there are a growing number of people with multiple and complex needs as well as people ...
... Be open and honest, act with integrity and uphold the reputation of your profession • Act with honesty • Deal with problems • Be unbiased • Uphold the standing of the profession Figure 3.1 Four spheres of accountability Patient ...
Accountability to the patient The injured party may seek a civil remedy via the criminal law in the courts. The person making the complaint or bringing the action for negligence may also sue the NHS for the nurse's negligence (indirect ...
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 The 'How to' ...
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Part 2 General care
Part 3 Medical nursing
Part 4 Surgical nursing
Glossary of Terms