The latest edition of this popular volume has been fully updated throughout to meet the needs of the 2018 NMC Standards of Proficiency. Richly illustrated throughout, the book comes with ‘real-life’ Case Studies to help readers contextualise and apply new information, pathophysiology to explain disease processes, enhanced discussion of pharmacology and medicines management to assist with ‘prescribing readiness’, and helpful learning features which include Key Nursing Issues and Reflection and Learning – What Next?
Available with a range of supplementary online tools and learning activities, Alexander’s Nursing Practice, fifth edition, will be ideal for all undergraduate adult nursing students, the Trainee Nursing Associate, and anyone returning to practice.
- New edition of the UK’s most comprehensive textbook on Adult Nursing!
- Retains the popular ‘three-part’ structure to ensure comprehensive coverage of the subject area – Common Disorders, Core Nursing Issues and Specific Patient Groups
- Illustrative A&P and pathophysiology help explain key diseases and disorders
- ‘Real-life’ Case Studies help contextualise and apply new information
- Explains relevant tests and investigations and, when needed, the role of the nurse in the context of each of them
- Helpful learning features include Key Nursing Issues and Reflection and Learning – What Next?
- Encourages readers to critically examine issues that are related to care provision
- Useful icons throughout the text directs readers to additional online material
- Glossary contains over 300 entries to explain new terminology and concepts
- Appendices include notes on Système International (SI) units and reference ranges for common biochemical and haematological values
- Perfect for second and third-year undergraduate nursing students, senior Trainee Nursing Associates, those ‘returning to practice’ or needing to review practice and prepare for revalidation
1 The essence of nursing
2 The nursing team
Section 1: Care of patients with common disorders
3 Nursing patients with cardiovascular disorders
4 Nursing patients with respiratory disorders
5 Nursing patients with gastrointestinal, liver and biliary disorders
6 Nursing patients with endocrine and metabolic disorders
Part 1 Nursing patients with endocrine disorders
Part 2 Nursing patients with diabetes mellitus
7 Nursing patients with disorders of the lymphatic and immune systems
8 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
9 Nursing patients with urinary disorders
10 Nursing patients with disorders of the nervous system
11 Nursing patients with musculoskeletal disorders
12 Nursing patients with blood disorders
13 Nursing patients with skin disorders
14 Nursing patients with disorders of the eye and sight impairment
15 Nursing patients with disorders of the ear, nose and throat
Section 2: Core nursing issues
16 Medicines management
17 Infection prevention and control
18 Recognizing and managing shock
19 Pain management
20 Maintaining fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance
21 Nutrition and health
22 Tissue viability and managing chronic wounds
23 Maintaining continence
Section 3: Nursing specific patient groups
24 Nursing the patient undergoing surgery
25 Nursing the patient who experiences trauma
26 Nursing the unconscious patient
27 Nursing the critically ill patient
28 Nursing the patient with burn injury
29 Nursing the patient with cancer
30 Care and rehabilitation of people with long-term conditions
31 Nursing patients who need palliative care
32 Nursing care for older patients
33 Nursing patients with sexually acquired infections and HIV/AIDS
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Professor Ian Peate’s ability to produce scholarly publications and conduct high quality research, together with his ability to undertake and influence practice internationally, are renowned. The route of scholarly activity evident in his publications list has its genesis in the art and science of nursing with an emphasis on improving health and promoting social justice. Caring for people has become a prominent theme within his endeavors, embarked upon in response to a number of criticisms from within and without the nursing profession lamenting the perceived lack of caring in nursing curricula. This approach to explicitly stating or outlining the prominence of care and what this entails demonstrates his commitment to the provision of high quality care with a sound evidence base underpinning care delivery. Ian currently edits The British Journal of Nursing an appointment which, he says, allows him to contribute to establishing the tone and editorial direction of the journal with the overall aim of impacting on care delivery, and the education and preparation of nursing students. Ian has recently received the OBE for services to publishing and has just been awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Nursing.
Head of School, School of Health Studies, Gibraltar Health Authority, Gibraltar; Editor in Chief British Journal of Nursing; Visiting Professor St George’s University of London and Kingston University London; Visiting Senior Clinical Fellow University of Hertfordshire, UK
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