Evidence and Rationale

Author: Zoe Rawles,Beth Griffiths,Trudy Alexander

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0340967587

Category: Medical

Page: 144

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A practical overview of the skills and rationale for physical examination, Physical Examination Procedures for Advanced Nurses and Independent Prescribers: Evidence and Rationale is a useful reference for student practitioners in nursing and other non-medical prescribers and is an essential revision aid for preparation for clinical exams. Backed up with evidence and clinical guidelines, the book is a quick reference guide to the procedures and skills needed to perform physical examination of adults—enabling readers to understand and justify the way they perform each physical examination. A step-by-step checklist for each body system is presented alongside a rationale to reinforce learning. This material is followed by case studies that put the information in context. Further discussion gives readers confidence in explaining the way they perform each physical examination. This book is an essential guide for students in specialist and advanced nurse practitioner courses, paramedics, and supplementary and independent prescribers, including nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, podiatrists, and radiographers.
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Evidence and rationale, Second edition

Author: Zoë Rawles,Beth Griffiths,Trudy Alexander

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482231816

Category: Medical

Page: 172

View: 7879

Physical Examination Procedures for Advanced Practitioners and Non-Medical Prescribers provides readers with the necessary knowledge and skills to conduct successful physical examinations of adult patients. This evidence-based book, organized by anatomical system, features tables that list physical examination procedures along with potential pathologies. Quick reference summaries for performing each examination are also included. In addition, the book features a chapter on mental health with a checklist covering the main criteria for a thorough mental health examination. Readers can test their skills by answering case study questions at the end of each chapter. Reflective stories are also included to demonstrate the difficulties encountered in everyday practice and to remind readers of the important professional and ethical issues surrounding their work. This book is designed as an aide-mémoire for use in practice or revision for exams but can also be a useful resource for medical students, teachers of physical examination skills and other qualified health professionals.
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Author: Hannah Abbott,Mark Ranson

Publisher: M&K Update Ltd

ISBN: 1907830766

Category: Medical

Page: 244

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Today, an increasing number of healthcare professionals (including nurses, midwives and members of many allied professions) have to conduct the vital first stage in a patient’s journey – taking a clinical history and conducting an effective physical examination. This book offers clear, practical guidance on the fundamentals of clinical examination for any practitioner who wishes to understand their patient’s specific needs and to plan appropriate care. Recognising that readers will come from a diverse range of clinical backgrounds and roles, the opening chapter (on consultation and the skills needed to take an accurate clinical history) underpins the systems-based approach. This, combined with the use of case study examples, allows healthcare professionals to focus on the principles of examining the system or systems that are most relevant to their specific area of practice. The book also includes a helpful glossary and list of abbreviations. This new, updated edition contains revised chapters on genitourinary assessment, obstetric assessment and mental health assessment. There is also a completely new chapter on eye, ear, nose and throat assessment, covering the EENT conditions most commonly encountered in primary healthcare. Contents include: • Consultation and clinical history-taking skills • Respiratory assessment • Cardiovascular assessment • Gastrointestinal assessment • Neurological assessment • Genitourinary assessment • Musculoskeletal assessment • Obstetric assessment • Mental health assessment • Perioperative assessment • Eye, ear, nose and throat assessment
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Author: Ann M Price,Dr Sally A Smith,Dr Alistair Challiner

Publisher: M&K Update Ltd

ISBN: 1907830928

Category: Medical

Page: 416

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Like the original Ward-based Critical Care, this second edition aims to guide practitioners in the initial management of critically ill adult patients within the ward setting. It should be of value to a wide range of healthcare professionals, including junior doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and students. It will also be relevant to practitioners who are moving into any setting that cares for acutely ill patients. This volume has been slightly reorganised since the first edition to ensure that practical aspects are incorporated within the relevant sections. The book is still structured around the ABCDE approach to assessing and managing patients, as this is promoted in critical care and resuscitation care training. The focus on practical examples and ‘hot tips’ to aid memory of key points continues. All the chapters have been updated with the most recent guidance, as available at the time of writing. This has meant that some chapters have required major revisions, while others have remained relatively unchanged. Some new chapters have been included, such as the ones on anaphylactic shock, patient safety, dealing with pregnant women in the ward setting, and massive blood transfusion. In addition, each section now starts with a chapter giving an overview of the A–E approach in order to provide more detail about assessing and managing those aspects of patient care. This informative book contains many useful features such as clinical scenarios, hot tips and practical skills, and the text is richly illustrated and cross-referenced throughout.
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Author: Sue Hinchliff,Rosemary Rogers

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0340927682

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 8367

Competencies for Advanced Nursing Practice is the first and definitive book to deliver guidance for practitioners working to be recognized for their advanced nursing practice. Written by experienced academics and advanced nurse practitioners from a variety of clinical backgrounds, this handbook will support nurses on their journey towards advanced nursing practice and provide detailed information on achieving the competencies within each of the seven domains outlined in the RCN and the NMC's proposed Standards of Proficiency for Advanced Nurse Practitioners: the nurse-patient relationship; respecting culture and diversity; management of patient health/illness status; the education function; professional role; managing and negotiating health care delivery systems; and monitoring and ensuring the quality of health care practice. The text concludes with a section on how practice can be recorded and used in the portfolioing and accreditation process, how to collect and record evidence and how nurses can be supported and facilitated through this process. Aimed at the professional nurse working towards an advanced level of practice, the nurse already practising at this level and seeking accreditation and also the student and newly qualified nurse giving early consideration to their future career, this book offers clear and user-friendly guidance for anybody wishing to undertake this standard of nursing practice.
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Author: Philip Jevon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119360730

Category: Medical

Page: 232

View: 8630

The role and function of the nurse is rapidly changing, and nurses are now required to undertake a comprehensive clinical examination of patients, a responsibility traditionally undertaken by a doctor. Clinical Examination Skills is an accessible, introductory guide to helping nurses fulfil this role, enabling them to understand the core skills and knowledge needed to assess patients competently. This practice-based book will be invaluable to pre-registration nursing students and newly qualified nursing staff, empowering them to meet the challenges of autonomous practice.
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A Guide to Success in Advanced Clinical Skills Assessment

Author: Helen Ward,Julian Barratt

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 184619234X

Category: Medical

Page: 171

View: 3222

This book aims to provide an easily accessible quick reference guide for advanced nursing students preparing to undertake practical examinations to assess advanced clinical practice competence, and students preparing for practical examinations in non-medical prescribing assessment. These examinations are commonly known as objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs). The book is a preparation and revision tool, designed to be read in conjunction with any recommended core clinical textbooks: however, along with giving students step-by-step instructions on performing well in OSCE scenarios, it also gives guidance to academic staff on preparing to teach and mark OSCEs. This book uses a case study approach to OSCEs in a coherent, consistent, and easily understandable style. Both authors are clinical academic nurse practitioners who regularly work in clinical practice in conjunction with teaching advanced nurse practitioner and non-medical prescribing students.
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Author: Rhoads,Sandra Wiggins Petersen

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284105377

Category: Medical

Page: 478

View: 9551

Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning, Third Edition covers the diagnostic reasoning process that providers must follow when assessing an actual case. The text outlines each step of the health assessment process and further demonstrates the link between health history and physical examination. It also provides the healthcare professional with the essential data needed to formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan. New Online Course! Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning, Third Edition features Navigate Premier Access, a robust online course complete with interactive lectures, eBook with health assessment videos and audio clips, syllabus, instructor resource guide, image bank, practice activities, discussion questions, and testing items. Key Features: • Outlines the health assessment and diagnostic reasoning process for a nurse practitioner assessing a new patient • Provides the essential data needed to formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan • Covers the anatomy and physiology of each system • Includes coverage of specific populations (pediatric, pregnancy, geriatric) • Navigate 2 Premier Access
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Author: Paula McGee,George Castledine

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing

ISBN: 9781405102346

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Advanced nursing practice involves increased accountability and role development in research, education and clinical practice. This second edition of Advanced Nursing Practice focuses on key issues in advanced practice including supervision, leadership, benchmarking and evaluation of competencies, assessment and health promotion, law and ethics, practice development, research and education. Examines the nature of advanced nursing practice Explores key issues in advanced practice Reviews criteria for evaluating advanced practice Considers the development of advanced practice within the UK and proposes a vision for the future
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Author: Mahesh Sodha,Soraya Dhillon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780853697688

Category: Medical

Page: 226

View: 6303

A new guide designed to ensure confident prescribing in specialist areas. The need for this text stems from the necessity to develop non-medical prescribing in practice. It offers a resource for all non-medical prescribers including nurses, pharmacists, optometrists, physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals who desire to become supplementary or independent prescribers in their field. The book is divided into two comprehensive sections and provides an overview of non-medical prescribing by healthcare professionals other than doctors.
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Author: Owen Epstein,G. David Perkin,John Cookson,Ian S. Watt,Roby Rakhit,Andrew W. Robins,Graham A. W. Hornett

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0723437505

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 4845

This handy, well illustrated guide covers all aspects of patient examination. Carry this practical text with you so you can review the questions you should include as part of your history taking, the examination techniques you should use for different body systems and the presenting signs of common disorders. The new fourth edition includes over 130 colour illustrations as well as text boxes to aid revision and help in daily clinical duties. The history-taking and examination coverage will be invaluable to students faced with real-life patients for the first time by highlighting the most things to remember The signs & symptoms sections describe the most important diseases associated with each body system The various icon boxes highlight and summarise information on a range of issues relevant to history and examination: the elderly, emergency situations, Questions to Ask, etc Colour photographs depict the clinical manifestations as they present in real-life and ‘real-life’ examination techniques Colour diagrams clarify examination technique • Fully updated in line with the accompanying textbook Clinical Examination • Increased emphasis on patient communication, especially in the general practice setting • Two new authors join the team bringing additional expertise to the Pocket Guide
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Author: Carole Farrell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317753747

Category: Medical

Page: 180

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Over the past ten years there has been a dramatic increase in new nursing roles and nurse-led clinics within oncology. This unique handbook is a comprehensive companion for nurses studying and practising at an advanced level in this emerging field. This text outlines and discusses roles, responsibilities and skills related to advanced practice in oncology nursing – including leadership, communication skills and prescribing – linking throughout to the implications for clinical practice. It then provides a step-by-step guide to setting up and developing nurse-led clinics, looking in more detail at clinics focusing on surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, clinical trials and follow ups, and providing an in-depth case example of a clinic set up for adjuvant Herceptin use. Practical, relevant and underpinned by current legislation, Advanced Nursing Practice and Nurse-led Clinics in Oncology is an invaluable resource for oncology nurses.
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Clinical Skills and Professional Issues

Author: Mike Walsh

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical

ISBN: 9780750688017

Category: Medical

Page: 381

View: 9620

This title is directed primarily to health care professionals outside the United States. it is a comprehensive text for nurse practitioners that integrates the required clinical skills with professional and theoretical issues in one book. It uses a systems approach to cover the most frequently presenting problems that the nurse practitioner will encounter. The scope of the book then widens to include psychological and emotional problems as well as the special needs of children and those patients with chronic health problems. Using a practical approach the content is based on current best evidence. The book has been derived from the editors' experience as a course team running the RCN Institute BSc Nurse Practitioner course in Lancaster and Carlisle. Comprehensive coverage of the new clinical skills that NPs will need in their expanding roles will give them confidence and enable them to pass their courses Highly illustrated with clear line drawings to aid understanding and learning Subject experts have contributed to various chapters to ensure that best practice is given throughout End of chapter summaries aid revision Reference lists facilitate further study Fully updated in line with clinical and policy developments and includes new material in the form of research studies and literature The pharmacology content of each chapter has been increased to reflect the development of nurse prescribing and the growth of patient group directives New chapters on: Blood Disorders, Endocrine Disorders, Common Paediatric Problems, Common Mental Problems New user friendly page design and layout
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Author: Margaret Eckman

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781779104

Category: Medical

Page: 407

View: 4427

Completely updated, this edition presents assessment skills in a reader-friendly format that makes learning fun. The text provides nurses with the know-how they need to obtain pertinent health histories, perform physical examinations, and recognize normal and abnormal findings.
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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

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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.
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Skills for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

Author: Carol Cox,Marie Hill,Victoria Lack

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136598073

Category: Medical

Page: 216

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Advanced Practice in Healthcare outlines the key components of advanced practice in which healthcare professionals are engaged. With a clear skills focus, it explores issues critical to providing effective enhanced care to patients whilst managing and negotiating the complexities of the healthcare delivery system. Perspectives on advanced practice are illuminated throughout the text and are designed to promote the formation of new thinking in relation to practice, education and research. The text is comprised of three sections that address different aspects of advanced practice and these in turn: Provide guidance on the development of clinical skills, including consultation, clinical decision making, holistic care, and the role of care planning in advanced practice. Explain management skills and how to manage, negotiate and monitor the complexities of the healthcare system in order to ensure the delivery of quality patient care. Clarify the professional role of the advanced practice clinician and how implementation of the role can improve the delivery of patient care. In each chapter activities are presented that assist in the development, implementation and extension of advanced level practice. This text is especially relevant to nurses, midwives and allied health professionals practising within primary and secondary care who wish to advance their practice or clarify their roles within the context of advanced practice, particularly those undertaking masters level study.
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Author: Lynn Bickley,Peter G. Szilagyi

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1609137620

Category: Medical

Page: 994

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With the 11th edition, focus turns back to the student in nurse practitioner, physician's assistant, and medical programs. The text continues be a trusted reference for nursing and medical students as well as practitioners. The art program has been revised to bring greater consistency and currency to the illustrations. Many photographs, particularly those depicting skin conditions, are being replaced with newer photos of higher quality. The well-respected and highly useful layout and organization of the book are retained. Each chapter has been reviewed and revised to keep the text up-to-date. The following features, long admired among dedicated Bates' users are also retained: · Detailed, beautifully depicted Tables of Abnormalities · Extensive Pediatric chapter · Illustrated Anatomy and Physiology review begins each chapter · Important information on Interviewing Techniques and Patient Communication · Outstanding line art program · Two-column format as guide for physical assessment · Useful Clinical tips throughout The ancillary assets are also being updated to redirect the focus toward higher level nursing students and medical students.
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Author: Owen Epstein,G. David Perkin,John Cookson,Ian S. Watt,Roby Rakhit,Andrew W. Robins,Graham A. W. Hornett

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0723436053

Category: Medical

Page: 452

View: 2872

The fourth edition of Clinical Examination provides a clear, practical and above all, superbly illustrated guide to all aspects of history taking and patient examination. Designed to be accessible both to medical students just starting their clinical attachments and to more experienced readers, the clear writing style, the innovative use of clinical photographs and the explanatory illustrations combine to explain and clarify the concepts and skills necessary to take a history and perform an examination. The text is organised by body system, with each chapter structured the same way: firstly, underlying structure and function; secondly, signs, symptoms and abnormalities; thirdly, patient examination. The anatomy & physiology coverage 'sets the scene' and refreshes students' memory on the science they studied earlier in their course The signs & symptoms sections serve as a mini-textbook of medicine by highlighting most important diseases associated with each body system The history-taking and examination sections alert students to general principles and particular considerations relevant to interacting with patients Eight different types of boxes classify information on key aspects of the text: differential diagnosis; emergency topics; examination of the elderly; questions to ask; areas for review; risk factors; symptoms and signs; and ‘red flag’ issues Nearly 1000 illustrations, including over 500 photographs of physical signs as they present in real life Colour diagrams illustrate underlying structure and function as well as demonstrating examination techniques Now available on Student Consult with full online access to the text and illustrations An expanded author team includes representatives from primary care to reflect the changes in the teaching environment for clinical skills A new first chapter focuses more strongly on communication skills and ethics New ‘red flag’ highlight important symptoms and signs requiring urgent attention Online access to the text and illustrations on Student Consult for the first time A revised text design givers the text a fresh feel and aids navigation through the book
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Author: Carol Cox

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405181613

Category: Medical

Page: 418

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The fully updated second edition of this book continues to take a systematic approach to comprehensive patient assessment. The text explores best practice in history taking and summarises the key clinical skills needed to develop and improve physical examination skills and to competently assess, diagnose, plan and provide care. Pocket book style for use during your course and for easy reference in a clinical setting Easy to follow page layout with key points marked with bullet points and additional information on the right of the page Based on Turner and Blackwood?s well-established Lecture Notes on Clinical Skills New to this edition Fully updated throughout and includes three new chapters on examination of the male genitalia, examination of the female reproductive system and ophthalmic examination Now in full colour throughout Suitable for newly qualified Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Masters and Undergraduate students on Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Nurse Practitioner courses.
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