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Nurse Practitioners : Clinical Skill and Professional Issues - Walsh

Nurse Practitioners

Clinical Skill and Professional Issues

By: Walsh

Paperback Published: 2nd December 2005
ISBN: 9780750688017
Number Of Pages: 388

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This is a comprehensive text for nurse practitioners that integrates the required clinical skills with professional and theoretical issues in one book. It uses a systems approach to cover the most frequently presenting problems that the nurse practitioner will encounter. The scope of the book then widens to include psychological and emotional problems as well as the special needs of children and those patients with chronic health problems. Using a practical approach the content is based on current best evidence. The book has been derived from the editors' experience as a course team running the RCN Institute BSc Nurse Practitioner course in Lancaster and Carlisle.

Nurse practitioners is an essential purchase for all nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner students. It is relevant to both primary and secondary care, and fulfils the needs of those nurses working towards a higher level of autonomous practice.

Comprehensive coverage of the new clinical skills that NPs will need in their expanding roles will give them confidence and enable them to pass their courses Highly illustrated with clear line drawings to aid understanding and learning Subject experts have contributed to various chapters to ensure that best practice is given throughout End of chapter summaries aid revision Reference lists facilitate further study

Fully updated in line with clinical and policy developments and includes new material in the form of research studies and literature The pharmacology content of each chapter has been increased to reflect the development of nurse prescribing and the growth of patient group directives New chapters on: Blood Disorders, Endocrine Disorders, Common Paediatric Problems, Common Mental Problems New user friendly page design and layout

Industry Reviews

'It is not easy to combine and co-ordinate in one volume the concepts that nurse practitioners need to address. This book goes further by looking at clinical skill, theoretical issues and professional points of view, and integrating them, so that the reader can arrive at a fully rounded concept of what it means to be a nurse practitioner in today's world... This is a thoughtful book, fully indexed and referenced, and offering readable and balanced points of view at every step of the way'
Nursing Standard, Volume 20, No 30, April 5-11 2006

"I would strongly recommend it to all student advanced practitioners and as an aide memoir for qualified nurse practitioners.?

Sallie Buck. Practice Nurse 25 January 2008

Contributorsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Clinical practicep. 1
Problem solvingp. 3
Taking a historyp. 14
Disorders of the skinp. 27
The head and neckp. 46
The nervous systemp. 63
Vision and the eyep. 84
The cardiovascular systemp. 98
The respiratory systemp. 120
Abdominal disordersp. 139
The male reproductive systemp. 158
The female reproductive systemp. 170
The musculoskeletal systemp. 195
Blood disordersp. 235
The endocrine systemp. 243
Common paediatric problemsp. 262
Child health and the role of the nurse practitionerp. 281
Promoting healthp. 297
Assessment and management of the patient with chronic health problemsp. 307
The patient as partner in carep. 319
Therapeutic communication and mental health problemsp. 330
Professional and legal issuesp. 347
Development of the nurse practitioner rolep. 349
The professional and legal framework for the nurse practitionerp. 356
Indexp. 369
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ISBN: 9780750688017
ISBN-10: 0750688017
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 388
Published: 2nd December 2005
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 18.42  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.85
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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