There is a vast array of imaging modalities for diagnostic use. Junior doctors are faced with a range of complex and sophisticated imaging techniques - radioisotopes, ultrasound, CT and MRI are used to demonstrate human anatomy and pathology affecting internal organs.
Addresses almost all the topics important to students or beginning critical care nurses. Designed for 9-13 week critical care classes, this edition aims to prepare readers to integrate the technology of critical care with psychosocial concerns. It covers everything from the foundations of critical care nursing practice to nursing management.
Addresses the nursing management of a patient's psychosocial response to both chronic and acute physical illness, traumatic injury, loss and grief. This book includes chapters that address: stress and its effects on the body; the two common outcomes of ineffective coping, anxiety and depression; and, the challenges of multicultural nursing.
Birthweight is the most important determinant of infant mortality and ill health then and in later life. This is a comprehensive handbook bringing together information to help inform the promotion of optimal birthweight.
This title traces the development of caesarean sections up to the present day and gives expectant mothers a clear explanation of what the operation entails. It provides facts and figures and documents a number of important recent procedural changes.
Written in a succinct and accessible way Each chapter includes key points for reflection, examples of good practice and suggested further reading Clearly highlights how public health underpins every midwife's practice by using examples and case studies.
Presents the essential clinical skills for safe and professional nursing practice. This book begins with fundamental skills covering the patient's hospital stay, specimen collection, aseptic technique and wound care, and medicines management. It then focuses on procedures related to specific body systems.
In a fresh approach, using new research gathered on hospital wards, Peter Draper challenges existing definitions of 'quality of life' and suggests practical ways in which nurses can promote the well-being of patients in their care.