• Medical

Nursing the Highly Dependent Child or Infant

A Manual of Care
Author: Michaela Dixon,Doreen Crawford,Debra Teasdale,Jan Murphy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444309544
Category: Medical
Page: 360
View: 4281
Nursing the Highly Dependent Infant or Child is an accessible and clinical guide to the caring for the acutely ill child. It provides guidance on the specific nursing skills required to care for children and infants who require a ‘step up’ level of care from those on the general paediatric ward or a ‘step down’ level of care on discharge from neonatal or paediatric critical care facilities. The book follows a general systems approach, covering themes such as respiratory care, renal care and cardiac care as well as covering specialities such as neuro-trauma, burns and transportation of the acutely ill infant or child. Other areas explored include pain and sedation, monitoring and meeting the nutritional needs of the highly dependent child. Each chapter provides an overview of relevant anatomy and physiology, guidance on assessment and monitoring, and outlines effective nursing care and management guidance of common conditions encountered in acute children’s care.

    • Medical

Fundamentals of Children's Anatomy and Physiology

A Textbook for Nursing and Healthcare Students
Author: Ian Peate,Elizabeth Gormley-Fleming
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 1118625056
Category: Medical
Page: 528
View: 3032
When caring for the well or ill child, recognising andresponding to their anatomical and physiological differences isessential. Fundamentals of Children’s Anatomy andPhysiology provides child nursing students and registerednurses with a succinct but complete overview of the structure andfunction of the child’s body, plus clinical applicationsthroughout to demonstrate how the concepts relate to real-lifenursing. Each chapter lists learning outcomes and includes clinical considerations, body maps, a range ofhigh-quality illustrations and test-your-knowledge questions. The book is also accompanied by a companion website with furtherself-assessment and quizzes.

    • Medical

Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Recognising the Acutely Ill Child: Early Recognition


Author: Elizabeth Charnock,Angela Lee,Amanda Miller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317905652
Category: Medical
Page: 54
View: 5376
Early and accurate recognition of an acutely ill child is essential. Ideal for quick reference, this pocket-sized guide puts all the crucial information at your fingertips. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.

    • Medical

Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing


Author: Michaela Dixon,Doreen Crawford
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118301870
Category: Medical
Page: 424
View: 2129
The needs of critically ill children are unique and highly specialized. Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing is an essential manual of care and an invaluable resource to all those involved in the care of critically ill children and young people. Covering all the key aspects of pediatric intensive care, it is a fully comprehensive textbook which provides an evidence-based and up-to-date guide for all nurses who work with critically ill children. Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing is divided into four user-friendly sections: The first section looks at the general background of paediatric intensive care Section two employs a systems approach, with each chapter focusing on a specific disease and following the same framework. This includes treating children with cardiac conditions, acute neurological dysfunction, musculoskeletal injuries and gastrointestinal and endocrine conditions Section three looks at the essential care of managing pain relief, transportation needs and treating wounds The final section explores the holistic aspects of nursing - nutrition and fluid management, infection control issues, safeguarding children and spirituality and bereavement Written by a team of experts in the field, Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing is indispensable reading for nurses and health care professionals working with critically ill children.

    • Medical

Children's High Dependency Nursing


Author: Andrea Cockett,Helen Day
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470517166
Category: Medical
Page: 300
View: 1263
Children may require high dependency care for a variety of reasons, and this care is delivered ideally in a designated high dependency unit. However, sometimes this care is delivered in the general paediatric ward or even an adult ward as a temporary measure. "Children's High Dependency Nursing" is an invaluable resource for nurses who are delivering high dependency care to children as it provides them with the knowledge required to deliver effective and high quality high dependency care. "Children's High Dependency Nursing" explores all the key areas required for effective nursing care, including what high dependency care is and how and where it should be delivered, clinical examination skills and the various clinical or body systems requiring support, mental health and intellectual impairment and caring for families when a child dies. With practical features such as learning outcomes, case studies and activities throughout its contents, this book is an indispensable guide for postregistration children's nurses who provide high dependency care, and children's nurses who are starting their careers in intensive care. The book will also be of use to adult nurses who are working with children in A&E and intensive care environments.

    • English literature

The British National Bibliography


Author: Arthur James Wells
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
View: 7491

    • Family & Relationships

Attachment Parenting

Instinctive Care for Your Baby and Young Child
Author: Katie Allison Granju,Betsy Kennedy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 067102762X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 336
View: 1446
A complete guide to the concept of attachment parenting, which argues that parental responsiveness to a baby's needs leads to a well-adjusted child, offers tips on breastfeeding on demand, responding to a baby's cries, minimizing parent-child separation, and avoiding baby "gadgets." Original.

    • Psychology

Treating Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety

A Guide for Caregivers
Author: Eli R. Lebowitz,Haim Omer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118238028
Category: Psychology
Page: 336
View: 2557
"Lebowitz and Omer have taken the latest and most relevant scientific research and synthesized it into an essential read for caregivers of anxious children. Treating Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety: A Guide for Caregivers provides an 'inside look' at the nuts and bolts of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for childhood anxiety—the treatment of choice among leading researchers and experts. The book is filled with analogies, examples, and practical advice that professionals and parents will refer back to over and over again." —Candice A. Alfano, PhD; Director, Sleep and Anxiety Center for Kids (SACK) Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Houston Practical real-life solutions for children living with anxiety Focusing on the special role of the caregiver in achieving successful treatment Focusing on the treatment of childhood anxiety, both in one-on-one therapist to child treatment and within the family, Treating Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety: A Guide for Caregivers adopts an integrated approach presenting novel strategies to help mental health professionals and families create change and momentum in otherwise stagnant situations. This empowering guide offers practical, evidence-based, and theory-driven strategies for helping children to overcome anxiety, even if they resist treatment. Uniquely providing concrete advice for both the therapeutic and home environment, this insightful book covers: What to do when anxiety takes over the family School phobia and school refusal Working with highly dependent young adults Parental support and protection Creating and maintaining family boundaries A walk-through of The Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) Program Cognitive, behavioral, physiological, and emotion-based tools for treating anxiety Medication for childhood anxiety

    • Family & Relationships

Child of Mine

Original Essays on Becoming a Mother
Author: Christina Baker Kline
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 9780385333023
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 352
View: 7947
Such prominent contemporary female writers as Susan Cheever, Mona Simpson, Naomi Wolf, and Meg Wolitzer reflect on the joys and dilemmas they encountered in the course of their first year of motherhood, in a collection of original essays. Reprint.

    • Pets

The Underdogs

Children, Dogs, and the Power of Unconditional Love
Author: Melissa Fay Greene
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062218530
Category: Pets
Page: 352
View: 2129
From two-time National Book Award nominee Melissa Fay Greene comes a profound and surprising account of dogs on the front lines of rescuing both children and adults from the trenches of grief, emotional, physical, and cognitive disability, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The Underdogs tells the story of Karen Shirk, felled at age twenty-four by a neuromuscular disease and facing life as a ventilator-dependent, immobile patient, who was turned down by every service dog agency in the country because she was “too disabled.” Her nurse encouraged her to tone down the suicidal thoughts, find a puppy, and raise her own service dog. Karen did this, and Ben, a German shepherd, dragged her back into life. “How many people are stranded like I was,” she wondered, “who would lead productive lives if only they had a dog?” A thousand state-of-the-art dogs later, Karen Shirk’s service dog academy, 4 Paws for Ability, is restoring broken children and their families to life. Long shunned by scientists as a manmade, synthetic species, and oft- referred to as “Man’s Best Friend” almost patronizingly, dogs are finally paid respectful attention by a new generation of neuroscientists and animal behaviorists. Melissa Fay Greene weaves the latest scientific discoveries about our co-evolution with dogs with Karen’s story and a few exquisitely rendered stories of suffering children and their heartbroken families. Written with characteristic insight, humanity, humor, and irrepressible joy, what could have been merely touching is a penetrating, compassionate exploration of larger questions: about our attachment to dogs, what constitutes a productive life, and what can be accomplished with unconditional love.

    • Medical

Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing


Author: Vari Drennan,Claire Goodman
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191039454
Category: Medical
Page: 848
View: 9444
Fully updated and revised for its second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing is the essential guide to caring for patients in primary care and the community. Concise, easy-to-use, and comprehensive, this handbook ensures that the reader has the skills and knowledge required by any nurse working in modern primary and community care which cuts across different speciality and care settings. Chapters range from common adult health problems to vulnerable groups with extra needs, medicine management, and nurse prescribing. The handbook includes information on how health and social care services are organised and funded, from common technical care procedures to complex situations requiring practical, concise guidance. This is the essential guide to all aspects of the nurse's role. For the new edition material on end of life care has been revised and expanded, with more focus on care of dying children. It also includes new clinical topics such as nursing technology, dependent children at home, and frailty. All chapters have been written and reviewed by primary care nurses and other experts directly engaged in current practice and research. Providing an accessible and instant resource for everyday nursing, and a benchmark of good practice, the Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing is a unique and invaluable companion for all health care professionals working in the primary care and community setting.

    • Medical

Nursing Care of Children and Adolescents with Cancer


Author: N.A
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 717
View: 1414
APON's definitive work on the supportive care of children and adolescents with cancer provides an up-to-date, chapter-by-chapter assessment of common and rare diseases and their treatments. Important information on adolescents is now interspersed throughout the new edition, highlighting crucial differences in the care provided to this special population. New case studies with portraits of the patient have been included in each disease chapter to keep the focus on personalized care of the child. This new edition also includes Internet resources, a research mega-table listing three decades-worth of nursing studies in pediatric onology, completely updated pharmacology tables, and new chapters on Surgery, Oncological Emergencies, Complementary and Alternative Therapies, Home Care, Palliative Care, Research, and Ethical Issues

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Shift

One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients' Lives
Author: Theresa Brown
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616206020
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
View: 2910
Practicing nurse and "New York Times" columnist Theresa Brown invites us to experience a day in the life of a nurse working on a hospital s busy cancer ward. In the span of twelve hours, patients' lives can be lost, life-altering medical treatment decisions made, and dreams fulfilled or irrevocably stolen. Brown gives an unprecedented view into individual struggles as well as larger truths about medicine in this country, hope, healing, and humanity. "

    • Medical

Oxygen Therapy for Children


Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789241549554
Category: Medical
Page: 64
View: 3443
"Hypoxaemia is a major contributor to child deaths that occur worldwide each year; for a child with pneumonia hypoxaemia increases the risk of death by up to 5 times. Despite its importance in virtually all types of acute severe illness, hypoxaemia is often not well recognized or well managed more so in settings where resources are limited. Oxygen therapy remains an inaccessible luxury for a large proportion of severely ill children admitted to hospitals in developing countries. This is particularly true for patients in small district hospitals, where, even if some facility for delivering oxygen is available, supplies are often unreliable and the benefits of treatment may be diminished by poorly maintained, inappropriate equipment or poorly trained staff with inadequate guidelines. Increasing awareness of these problems is likely to have considerable clinical and public health benefits in the care of severely ill children. Health workers should be able to know the clinical signs that suggest the presence of hypoxaemia and have more reliable means of detection of hypoxaemia. This be achieved through more widespread use of pulse oximetry, which is a non-invasive measure of arterial oxygen saturation. At the same time oxygen therapy must be more widely available; in many remote settings, this can be achieved by use of oxygen concentrators, which can run on regular or alternative sources of power. Having effective systems for the detection and management of hypoxaemia are vital in reducing mortality from pneumonia and other severe acute illnesses. Oxygen therapy is essential to counter hypoxaemia and many a times is the difference between life and death. This manual focuses on the availability and clinical use of oxygen therapy in children in health facilities by providing the practical aspects for health workers, biomedical engineers, and administrators. It addresses the need for appropriate detection of hypoxaemia, use of pulse oximetry, clinical use of oxygen and delivery systems and monitoring of patients on oxygen therapy. In addition, the manual addresses practical use of pulse oximetry, and oxygen concentrators and cylinders in an effort to improve oxygen systems worldwide."--Publisher's description

    • Medical

Certification and Core Review for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing - E-Book


Author: AACN,NANN,AWHONN
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 145570413X
Category: Medical
Page: 168
View: 8241
The only exam review for the two leading neonatal critical-care nursing certification examinations, Certification and Core Review for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, 4th Edition prepares you for your exam with realistic questions and test simulation. Based on the blueprints of the AACN's CCRN-Neonatal exam and the NCC's Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing (RNC-NIC) exam, review questions cover the information in Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, 3rd Edition, and reflect essential knowledge, the latest evidence, and best practices. A total of 600 questions and answers with rationales are provided. Developed by the AACN, AWHONN, and NANN, this powerful review tool offers excellent preparation for your certification exam! This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content is not included. Endorsed by the three most authoritative associations in neonatal intensive care nursing: the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN); the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN); and the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN). Answers are provided for each question, accompanied by rationales and references, to enhance your understanding of the material. Realistic exam practice is offered through questions that mirror the certification exam content, the multiple-choice question format, and the distribution of content. Updated questions reflect the information in Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, 4th Edition, and the latest test plans by both AACN and NCC. Complete remediation includes rationales for both correct and incorrect answers. A compact, portable size makes the book easier to study anytime, anywhere.

    • Medical

Integrative Mental Health Care

A Therapist's Handbook
Author: James Lake
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393705362
Category: Medical
Page: 359
View: 3010
Making sense of complementary and alternative treatments in mental health care. More and more mental health clinicians are turning to unconventional therapeutic approaches to help their patients. This practical guide, geared to the nonmedically trained, explains how to integrate traditional modes of therapy with an array of alternative approaches -- from vitamin and mineral supplements to mindfulness training, light therapy, and acupuncture.

    • Medical

Handbook of Chronic Kidney Disease Management


Author: John Daugirdas
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1496363248
Category: Medical
Page: 592
View: 8536
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Offering authoritative coverage of all aspects of diagnosing, treating, and preventing the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD), this highly regarded handbook is an invaluable resource for nephrologists, internists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals who care for early-stage CKD patients. Incorporating the considerable advances in the field since the previous edition, Handbook of Chronic Kidney Disease Management, 2nd Edition, provides a truly global perspective on managing patients with mild to moderate CKD.

    • Medical

The Future of Nursing

Leading Change, Advancing Health
Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309208955
Category: Medical
Page: 700
View: 6508
The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.

    • Medical

Handbook of Office-Based Buprenorphine Treatment of Opioid Dependence


Author: John A. Renner,Petros Levounis
Publisher: Amer Psychiatric Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781585623693
Category: Medical
Page: 339
View: 6778
The Handbook of Office-Based Buprenorphine Treatment of Opioid Dependence will serve as a reliable guide for the addition of buprenorphine treatment into existing clinical practices, both for psychiatrists and other clinicians. Adopting a new treatment modality can be challenging, yet the need to expand treatment services to include buprenorphine is urgent -- and this book meets both challenges. The potential to improve the lives of patients with the disease of opioid addiction is great, and this book offers concrete and practical advice for managing patients in an office-based setting. This handbook • Highlights the importance of counseling as an essential component of quality buprenorphine treatment• Provides the dimensions of assessment and available treatment options to ensure that patients receive the appropriate intensity of care• Urges clinicians to locate therapists trained in cognitive-behavior therapy, motivational enhancement therapy, and 12-step facilitation• Stresses the importance of care coordination with treatment counselors in order to deliver maximally effective buprenorphine treatment Distinguished practicing psychiatrists, internists, and other clinical experts and researchers contribute their expertise with buprenorphine to this volume. It covers the subject matter thoroughly -- from the history of opioid abuse and assessment criteria for potential patients to clinical management and psychiatric comorbidity. Chapters provide succinct conclusions and clinical pearls summarizing content regarding, among other topics, • General opioid pharmacology and the efficacy and safety of buprenorphine treatment programs• Detailed information about the clinical use of buprenorphine• Clinical management strategies for successful integration of the medication into private practices• Medical management, logistical considerations, and opioid use by adolescents This handbook provides the tools and guidelines necessary to help providers cultivate a therapeutic environment for treating opioid addiction that minimizes problem behaviors and optimizes treatment outcomes. The requirements for setting up a successful office-based treatment program are provided in detail. A screening questionnaire for patients and sample informed consent forms are provided. Because there is flexibility in how the necessary elements can be incorporated into existing programs, providers will learn through this handbook how to tailor their opioid addiction treatment plan to the needs of their particular practice and patients. Case vignettes, charts, and tables make the subject matter easily accessible for readers ranging from students to well-established practitioners. Clinicians will find this handbook an invaluable resource for successfully treating an increasing number of patients who struggle with the disease of opioid addiction.

    • Medical

Mosby's Manual of Neurological Care


Author: Gordon Vogt,Margaret Miller (R.N.),Myrna Esluer
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 431
View: 4180