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Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Nursing : Practical Advice on Individual Respiratory Conditions - Terry Robinson

Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Nursing

Practical Advice on Individual Respiratory Conditions

By: Terry Robinson (Editor), Jane E. Scullion (Editor)

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Respiratory disease affects millions of people worldwide. It is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity, significantly impacting upon the lives of both patients and their families. Respiratory disease places huge financial burdens on healthcare providers, and is managed in a variety of settings, including domiciliary, primary, secondary and tertiary care settings.

The Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Nursing offers the reader a systematic account of the main respiratory diseases found in adults, and covers the assessment, diagnosis, and nursing management of these diseases. It also covers pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies, and discusses the role of the multidisciplinary respiratory team. The book highlights the multiple care needs of respiratory patients and addresses both physical and psychosocial concerns.

The book includes many illustrations and diagrams to guide the reader, along with references to national and international disease-specific guidelines, patient and health professional charities, and helplines.

The book is clearly laid out, and written in an easily readable note-based style. Blank pages are included for the reader, so that notes, observations, and local protocols can be included, thereby individualising the Handbook.

Written by practising nurses and subject experts, the Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Nursing is a unique and invaluable companion for all health care professionals who are involved in the care of respiratory patients.

This handbook is well laid out and ideal for the student, generalist and new specialist looking after respiratory patients in primary and secondary care Nursing Standard

1. Introduction: Overview, epidemiology, causes and costs
2. Why work in respiratory nursing?
3. Anatomy and physiology
4. Respiratory assessment
5. Respiratory investigations
6. Acute respiratory distress syndrome
7. Asthma and allergies
8. Bronchiectasis
9. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
10. Cystic fibrosis
11. Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Disease (Interstitial lung disease )
12. Lung cancer and mesothelioma
13. Obstructive sleep apnoea
14. Oxygen therapy
15. Pharmacology and nurse prescribing
16. Pleural effusion
17. Pneumonia
18. Pneumothorax
19. Pulmonary embolus
20. Pulmonary hypertension
21. Respiratory failure (NIPPV)
22. Tuberculosis
23. Palliative care
24. Pulmonary rehabilitation
25. Public health
26. Sex, sexuality and breathlessness
27. Multidisciplinary team and specific respiratory nursing roles
28. Flying, altitude and diving

ISBN: 9780199226238
ISBN-10: 0199226237
Series: OHN
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 654
Published: 18th December 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.0 x 10.4  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.322