Alexander's Nursing Practice

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  • Margaret Alexander, CBE, BSc, PhD, RN, RM, RNT, FRCN, Emeritus Professor, School of Nursing and Community Health, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK
  • Edited by

    • Chris Brooker, BSc, MSc, RGN, SCM, RNT, Author and Lecturer, Norfolk, UK
    • Chris Brooker, BSc, MSc, RGN, SCM, RNT, Author and Lecturer, Norfolk, UK
    • Maggie Nicol, BSc(Hons) MSc PGDipEd RGN, Director, Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, School of Community & Health Sciences, City University, London, UK
    • Maggie Nicol, BSc(Hons) MSc PGDipEd RGN, Director, Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, School of Community & Health Sciences, City University, London, UK

    By

    • Josephine (Tonks) Fawcett, BSc(Hons), MSc, RN, RNT, ILTM, Head of Nursing Studies, School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

    This title is now available under ISBN 9780702031526.

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Book information

  • Published: May 2011
  • Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-5465-5


Table of Contents

1 Nursing practice - Introduction

 SECTION 1 CARE OF PATIENTS WITH COMMON DISORDERS

2 Nursing patients with cardiovascular disorders

3 Nursing patients with respiratory disorders

4 Nursing patients with gastrointestinal, liver and biliary disorders

5 Nursing patients with endocrine and metabolic disorders

Part 1 Nursing patients with endocrine disorders

Part 2 Nursing patients with diabetes mellitus

6 Nursing patients with disorders of the immune system

7 Nursing patients with disorders of the breast and reproductive systems

Part 1 Nursing patients with disorders of the reproductive systems

Part 2 Nursing patients with disorders of the breast

8 Nursing patients with urinary disorder

9 Nursing patients with disorders of the nervous system

10 Nursing patients with musculoskeletal disorders

11 Nursing patients with blood disorders

12 Nursing patients with skin disorders

13 Nursing patients with disorders of the eye & vision

14 Nursing patients with disorders of the ear, nose and throat

15 Nursing patients with disorders of the mouth

Section 2 core nursing issues

16 Infection prevention and control

17 Stress and anxiety

18 Recognising and managing shock

19 Pain management

20 Maintaining fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance

21 Nutrition and health

22 Maintaining body temperature

23 Tissue viability and managing chronic wounds

24 Maintaining continence

25 Promoting sleep

Section 3 NURSING SPECIFIC PATIENT GROUPS

26 Nursing the patient undergoing surgery

27 Nursing the patient who experiences trauma

28 Nursing the unconscious patient

29 Nursing the critically ill patient

30 Nursing the patient with burn injury

31 Nursing the patient with cancer

32 Care and rehabilitation of people with long-term conditions

33 Nursing patients who need palliative care

34 Nursing older adults

35 Nursing patients with sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS

Appendix Normal values

Glossary

Index