Alexander's Nursing Practice

Alexander's Nursing Practice

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5th Edition - August 20, 2019

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  • Author: Ian Peate
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702062308
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702065026

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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.

Key Features

  • 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

Table of Contents

  • 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



Product details

  • No. of pages: 889
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: August 20, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702062308
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702065026

About the Author

Ian Peate

Affiliations and Expertise

Visiting Professor St Georges University of London and Kingston University London,Visiting Professor Northumbria University,Visiting Senior Clinical Fellow University of Hertfordshire,Honorary Member of the Advisory Board of Antara Society of Mental Health Sciences

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