This book is edited by two nurses who have extensive expertise and a strong commitment to general practice nursing. Its main focus is clinical care and it is a readily accessible and detailed guide to the key areas in general practice. All chapters have been written by experts in their particular fields and the majority also have a general practice nursing background. The content is evidence based and each chapter includes a section on further sources of information including web-based resources. Following on from the highly successful previous editions this handbook offers sound practical information and advice to nurses with a strong emphasis on patient care.
SECTION ONE - HEALTH PROMOTION & HEALTH EDUCATION
Women's health. Cervical and breast screening and abnormalities. Men's Health. Lifestyle advice. Vaccination. Travel Health.
SECTION TWO - DISEASE MANAGEMENT.
Asthma. COPD. Diabetes. Epilepsy. Hearth disease in primary care. Depression in primary care. Arthritis. Dermatology in general practice. Anticoagulation monitoring. User involvement in primary care.
SECTION THREE - HEALTH MAINTENANCE & CLINICAL PROCEDURES.
Minor illness. A new approach to Ear care. Wound management. Clinical procedures.
SECTION FOUR - MANAGEMENT AND PROFESSIONAL ISSUES
The use of IT in primary care. Accountability. Vulnerable adults and children. Employment issues. Health and safety. Research and evidence-based practice. Writing for publication. Index.
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- 16th September 2004
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Senior Nurse Manager, MRC Epidemiology and Medical Care Unit, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, London, UK
Practice Nurse Manager, Rosedean Surgery, Cornwall, UK