Practice Nurse Handbook

Practice Nurse Handbook

Paperback(4TH)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780632063925
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/01/2002
Edition description: 4TH
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 6.91(w) x 9.67(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Gill Hampson is an Independent Practice Nurse

Table of Contents

Contributors.

Preface to the Fourth Edition.

Acknowledgement..

1. Teamwork in General Practice.

The National health Service.

teamwork..

2. General Practice Nursing.

Historical background.

Nurse employment in general practice.

Networking for support.

Practice nurse education.

Identifying good practice..

3. Practice Organisation.

Information about patients.

Protocols, guidelines and clinical pathways.

Policies and procedures.

Meetings.

Public involvement..

4. Management of the Nurses' rooms.

Design and furnishing.

Health and safety.

Control of infection.

Supplies and equipment.

Training in emergency procedures..

5. Nursing Treatment sand Procedures.

Injections.

Wound Care.

Wound healing.

Eye treatments.

Ear care.

Assisting with minor surgery..

6. Diagnostic and Screening tests.

Laboratory tests.

Investigations and tests within the practice..

7. Emergency Situations.

Management of other emergency situations.

Reparatory problems.

Hemorrhage.

Poisoning.

Pain.

Trauma and minor injuries.

Stings and bites.

Eye problems Foreign bodies.

Emergency midwifery..

8. Common Medical Conditions.

Upper respiratory tract infections.

Ear conditions.

Headache.

Insomnia.

Gastrointestinal disorders.

Urinary problems.

Vaginal discharge.

Infectious diseases.

Human parasites.

Other skin conditions..

9. Health Promotion.

Health Promotion in general practice.

Dietary advice and monitoring..

10. Child Health, Childhood and Adult Immunisation.

Child health surveillance.

Safety.

Child abuse.

Childhood and adult immunisation.

Adult immunisation..

11. Travel Health.

Advice for travelers.

Immunisation for travelers..

12. Sexual Health.

Family Planning.

Termination of pregnancy.

Sexually transmitted diseases..

13. Women's Health.

Menstruation.

Cervical cytology.

Breast awareness.

Pre-conceptual care.

Infertility.

Pregnancy.

Hysterectomy.

The menopause.

Osteoporosis.

Bladder problems..

14. Men's Health.

Morbidity and Mortality.

Male patients in general practice.

well-man checks.

Testicular cancer.

Prostate disease.

Erectile dysfunction..

15. Mental Health.

The historical background to the development of mental health services.

Mental health care in general practice.

Self-awareness in the caring professions..

16. Supporting Patients with Chronic Diseases.

Asthma.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Diabetes mellitus.

Hypertension.

Coronary heart disease.

the value of nurse-run clinics.

Appendices.

Index.

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