Suitable for all those who want to understand the various ways in which patient and public engagement can contribute to better health outcomes, this book provides the comprehensive overview of patient engagement and participation in healthcare.
This bestselling handbook continues to provide state-of-the-art information on anaesthetic practice. Concise, practical, and easy-to-use, this fourth edition now includes a brand new chapter on obesity surgery.
The Oxford Handbook of General Practice is an essential lifeline for the busy GP. It includes hands-on advice to help with any day-to-day problems which might arise in general practice. Revised and updated throughout, this new edition includes several new chapters and expanded information on the new GP contract and training.
This handbook provides practical, evidence-based guidance on the care of adolescents, reproductive age females, and males. It follows chronological age up to the menopause, covering areas such as the reproductive system, puberty, the menstrual cycle, contraceptive methods, and infertility.
The new edition of this hugely successful book has been revised and new sections added, whilst retaining its unique systematic format. If you are learning how to examine patients, or preparing for an OSCE, then you need Essential Examination!
Part of the topical Nursing and Health Care Practice series, this text offers a host of practice based, real-life scenarios to show theory in practice along with a real-life case studies, boxed features and new activities to develop critical thinking and understanding.
Compassion, caring and communication are all fundamental parts of patient care and something all health and social care workers encounter on a daily basis. This user-friendly reference guide will help you care for your patients in a person centred way.
On the increase worldwide, diabetes is well recognized as a complex and challenging condition. This pocket-sized guide puts diabetes information at your fingertips, equipping you with the essential knowledge and skills to deliver effective day-to-day diabetes care competently and confidently.
Serious pathology accounts for only 1 per cent of back pain in the general population, however, if you work within musculoskeletal medicine, at some stage, you can see a patient with serious pathology. This guide identifies and acts on warning signs when a therapist becomes suspicious of serious pathology in a patient presenting with back pain.
With over 20,000 entries, this reference has been edited for clear and concise definitions of medical terms. Each entry includes prefixes, suffixes and combining forms to show how terms are constructed. It is intended for medical students, physiotherapy students and related medical personnel.
Contains an alphabetical listing of common lab and diagnostic tests, with nursing interventions. This book focusses on the nurse's role in performing, evaluating, or assisting with tests. It includes clinical alerts highlighting vital information as well as several approved tests.
This easy-to-use guide provides a quick reference to the principles of palliative and end-of-life care for adults, to help you enable your patients to not only die peacefully but also live until they die.
Effective record keeping is a sign of safe and skilled Nurses and Midwives, and is a legal requirement for all Healthcare professionals. This pocket-sized guide provides you with the tools to write clear and concise records.
Offers access to wound care information. This book includes coverage of: wound classifications; wound care products; procedures, such as dry sterile dressing, wet-to-dry dressings, wound cultures, and, medications, such as topical agents. It includes illustrations and charts and features distinctive-colored tabs that identify sections.
A comprehensive guide to the evaluation of more than 530 signs and symptoms. It includes various entries that describe the sign or symptom and covers emergency interventions if needed, history and physical examination, medical and other causes with their associated signs and symptoms, and special considerations such as tests and monitoring.
A point-of-care reference that every nurse in every specialty needs. It includes assessment, lab test interpretation, dosage calculations, common medications, IV infusion,and emergency and critical care fast facts such as ECG interpretation, CPR, ACLS algorithms, lead placement, and hemodynamic monitoring.
Do you need accurate information fast? The ward is a busy place with little time to check facts and figures. With this pocket-sized reference book you can quickly and accurately check everything from nursing terminology to CPR procedures.
Solving calculations in a busy environment can be tough and time consuming. This quick reference guide, featuring basic maths concepts and medication administration, will help students and practitioners take the problem out of problem solving.
Whether you're a student nurse on clinical placement or a healthcare worker on a busy ward, you need practical guidance at your fingertips, fast! This pocket-sized guide will help you to provide safe, effective, everyday patient care.
This handbook serves as a reference guide for everyday clinical decision-making and provides the organisational knowledge necessary for those nurses who work on the interface of the statutory and voluntary sectors in health, education and social care.
Fully revised and updated, with a new section on the older patient and expanded advice on physiotherapy and rehabilitation programmes, this handbook is an indispensable companion for any professional working in sport and exercise medicine.
This handbook describes the diagnostic process clearly and logically, aiding medical students and others who wish to improve their diagnostic performance and to learn more about the diagnostic process.
Features coverage of the principles behind acute as well as chronic wounds. This title includes assessment and evaluation principles, how to stage or classify any wound, and practical hints on wound measurement and wound care. It offers documentation and reimbursement tips for many healthcare settings.
Presented in A-to-Z format, this book helps you to provide the best possible nursing care to children and their families. It equips you with information on commonly encountered pediatric diseases, medical and surgical conditions, and disorders, with separate sections devoted to diagnostic tests, outpatient procedures, and surgeries.
Helps nurses coming to work in the UK for the first time to communicate with patients and staff. Covering a range of subjects, this book explains colloquial language that patients might use, but is not found in conventional dictionaries. It contains practical advice on becoming registered, nursing in the UK.
This practical handbook is a comprehensive guide to the management of gastrointestinal patients. Organised into three sections covering the principles of gastrointestinal nursing, the sections of the gut, and specific disorders of the digestive system, it is an indispensable tool for all gastrointestinal nurses.
The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Immunology and Allergy is a unique, practical and clinically relevant guide to assist with the diagnosis and management of immunological/allergic disease, and the correct selection and interpretation of immunological tests.
The second edition of this essential handbook provides a practical, accessible guide to all emergency situations encountered in paediatrics and neonatology, from the immediately life-threatening to the smaller but urgent problems that may arise.
The majority of medical research involves quantitative methods and so it is essential to be able to understand and interpret statistics. This book shows readers how to develop the skills required to critically appraise research evidence effectively, and how to conduct research and communicate their findings.
Written by biomedical scientists and clinicians to disseminate the fundamental scientific principles that underpin clinical medicine, this second edition of the Oxford Handbook of Medical Sciences provides a clear, easily digestible account of basic cell physiology and biochemistry, and an investigation of the traditional pillars of medicine.