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Essentials of Nursing Adults

by Karen Elcock, Fiona Everett, Paul Newcombe and Wendy Wright SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
12/2018
ISBN:
9781473974197
Format:
Hbk 792 pages
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AU$272.00 NZ$282.61
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This one-stop-shop will enable students to understand the core aspects of care, learn the essential nursing skills and knowledge that underpin practice, deal with the complexities of the role and apply their learning to common conditions and patient groups.

Part One: Principles of Nursing Adults
Chapter 1: Nursing adults: the context of care delivery
Chapter 2: Patient centered care
Chapter 3: Professional values
Chapter 4: Safeguarding and the vulnerable adult
Chapter 5: Patient safety and quality improvements
Chapter 6: Research and evidence based practice in nursing
Chapter 7: Health promotion
Part Two: Aspects of Nursing Adults
Chapter 8: The fundamentals of care in nursing adults
Chapter 9: Assessment and care of the adult with acute needs
Chapter 10: Preparing adults for surgery, peri and post-operative surgical care
Chapter 11: Pain and symptom control - assessment and management
Chapter 12: Clinical investigations
Chapter 13: Medication management and administration
Chapter 14: Infection prevention and control
Part Three: Managing Nursing Care of Adults with Complex and High Dependency Needs
Chapter 15: Care of the pregnant women
Chapter 16: Care of the highly dependent and critically ill adult
Chapter 17: Care of the frail older adult
Chapter 18: Care of the adult with long-term conditions
Chapter 19: Care of the adult with mental health issues
Chapter 20: Care of the adult with dementia
Chapter 21: Care of the adult with learning disability
Chapter 22: Care of the adult with cancer
Chapter 23: Care of the adult at the end of life
Part Four: Managing Nursing Care of Adults with Specific Conditions
Chapter 24: Care of the adult with a respiratory condition
Chapter 25: Care of the adult with a cardiac condition
Chapter 26: Care of the adult with a vascular condition
Chapter 27: Care of the adult with a neurological condition
Chapter 28: Care of the adult with a urinary/renal condition
Chapter 29: Care of the adult with an endocrine condition
Chapter 30: Care of the adult with an immunological condition
Chapter 31: Care of the adult with a musculoskeletal condition
Chapter 32: Care of the adult with a hematological condition
Chapter 33: Care of the adult with a dermatological condition
Chapter 34: Care of the adult with a gastrointestinal condition
Chapter 35: Care of the adult with a nutritional condition
Part Five: Being a Professional Adult Nurse
Chapter 36: Leadership and management in nursing adults
Chapter 37: Decision making and accountability
Chapter 38: Lifelong learning and continuing professional development
Chapter 39: The Role of the Nurse as Teacher and Educator

The book is general in its approach, yet covers the essentials of care for any student nurse. The book is multicultural and diverse in the examples it provides, which mirrors the population. I would say that this book should be on the essential reading list for all pre-registration students. The book is current in its approach to using web links, and additional resources, plus the exercises are helpful, and I believe that academics could use this to support their teaching and self-directed study sections. Layout is really nice and appealing. The book also covers things such as lifelong learning which is extremely important for students to understand when they embark on their nursing education. This book would avoid the need for students to buy several books as they would have all in one place. An excellent book- well done to the authors!

Karen Elcock is Head of Programmes, Pre-registration Nursing at Kingston University and St George's University London, one of the early implementers of the new degree programme for nursing. She has taught on and led pre-registration nursing programmes for over 20 years and has a particular interest in how student nurses learn in practice settings which makes up 50% of pre-registration nursing programmes.

Fiona Everett is currently a Nurse Lecturer within pre-registration and master's level nursing programmes with teaching, co-ordination and research supervision responsibilities. Fiona has a wide range of clinical experience including adult nursing, midwifery, district nursing and research project management within primary care.

She has particular interests in clinical skills, dementia care and developing contemporary, support mechanisms in nurse education. She has published in these areas in nursing journals and has disseminated her work at national and international conferences.

She is also an editor and author for SAGE publications in relation to the Essentials of Nursing Practice and Essential Clinical Skills for Nurses: Step by Step.

Fiona is the co-creator of GÇ£Class in a Bag', which is a portable educational resource that enables the delivery of health promotion in a diverse range of environments to suit individual needs. (Winner of Scotland's Dementia Awards, 2016, Best Educational Initiative)        


Paul Newcombe is Associate Professor in Adult Acute Care and BSc Nursing Course Leader at Kingston University and St George's, University of London. Paul's clinical background is in Emergency Nursing, Acute Medicine and Trauma, having worked in Oxford, London and Australia. Paul teaches across pre- and post-registration nursing courses and at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He has a particular interest in developing high-fidelity simulation to help student nurses learn how to manage deteriorating patients. Paul has also staged an annual series of extra-curricular and cultural events with students, staff and local artists in celebration of International Nurses' Day. He is the co-editor of Emergency Nursing at a Glance.

 


Wendy Wright is an Adult Nursing lecturer in the pre-registration and the master's level nursing programmes and is currently the BSc Adult Nursing Programme Lead.  Wendy has a wide range of acute clinical experience including infectious diseases, stroke and elderly assessment and rehabilitation.  Wendy has responsibilities interests including clinical skills education for student nurses, dementia, the frail older Adult and the student experience. With a particular interest in the development of Class in A Bag (CIAB) which has developed from the initial research of Dementia through the eyes of a child.  She has published in these areas in nursing journals and has presented at national and international conferences. 

She is also an editor and author for SAGE publications in relation to Essentials of Nursing Practice and Essential Clinical Skills for Nurses.

Wendy is the co-creator of "Class in a bag", which is a portable educational resource that enables the delivery of health promotion in a diverse range of environments to suit individual needs. (Winner of Scotland's Dementia Awards, 2016, Best Educational Initiative)