The Practice Nurse Handbook is an essential guide to all aspects of clinical practice, health promotion, and practice management, for nurses in general practice. This new edition builds on the success of the previous editions with an emphasis throughout on safe practice in clinical procedures.
The handbook includes chapters on common medical conditions, screening tests, sexual health, travel health, immunisations, and emergency situations. It addresses legal issues, changes in primary care and the development of primary care trusts, developments in computing technology, and nurse prescribing. It also covers key issues in team working and promotes life-long learning and professional development. Each chapter contains suggestions for reflection on practice and presents the underlying evidence base.
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About the Author
Gill Hampson is an Independent Practice Nurse
Table of Contents
Preface to the Fourth Edition.
1. Teamwork in General Practice.
The National health Service.
2. General Practice Nursing.
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.
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.
Assisting with minor surgery..
6. Diagnostic and Screening tests.
Investigations and tests within the practice..
7. Emergency Situations.
Management of other emergency situations.
Trauma and minor injuries.
Stings and bites.
Eye problems Foreign bodies.
8. Common Medical Conditions.
Upper respiratory tract infections.
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.
Childhood and adult immunisation.
11. Travel Health.
Advice for travelers.
Immunisation for travelers..
12. Sexual Health.
Termination of pregnancy.
Sexually transmitted diseases..
13. Women's Health.
14. Men's Health.
Morbidity and Mortality.
Male patients in general practice.
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.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Coronary heart disease.
the value of nurse-run clinics.