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Essentials of Nursing Adults

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Adult Nursing

November 2018 | 792 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Drawing together the best of text, video and interactive material for the definitive guide to adult nursing.

This one-stop-shop will enable students to understand the core aspects of care, learn the essential nursing skills and knowledge that underpin practice, deal with the complexities of the role and apply their learning to common conditions and patient groups. It has been developed in line with the 2018 NMC standards to provide a complete learning resource for adult nursing students.

Key features:

  • Uses patient centered care and evidence-based practice as guiding principles throughout
  • Clear and engaging features to help students understand the core theory and knowledge, apply it to nursing practice, revise for assessments and exams, and go further in their independent study.
  • 12 months free access to an interactive eBook version, meaning you can access the book anytime.

The book is supported by online resources for lecturers and students, including links to up to 100 instructional videos, case studies and accompanying questions, access to selected SAGE journal articles, weblinks, multiple-choice quizzes, and glossary flashcards.

Designed to make learning flexible and fun, leaving students better prepared for practice and ready to thrive in their future careers.

 
Part One: Principles of Nursing Adults
 
Chapter 1: Nursing adults: the context of care delivery
 
Chapter 2: Patient centered care
 
Chapter 3: Professional values
 
Chapter 4: Safeguarding and the vulnerable adult
 
Chapter 5: Patient safety and quality improvements
 
Chapter 6: Research and evidence based practice in nursing
 
Chapter 7: Health promotion
 
Part Two: Aspects of Nursing Adults
 
Chapter 8: The fundamentals of care in nursing adults
 
Chapter 9: Assessment and care of the adult with acute needs
 
Chapter 10: Preparing adults for surgery, peri and post-operative surgical care
 
Chapter 11: Pain and symptom control - assessment and management
 
Chapter 12: Clinical investigations
 
Chapter 13: Medication management and administration
 
Chapter 14: Infection prevention and control
 
Part Three: Managing Nursing Care of Adults with Complex and High Dependency Needs
 
Chapter 15: Care of the pregnant women
 
Chapter 16: Care of the highly dependent and critically ill adult
 
Chapter 17: Care of the frail older adult
 
Chapter 18: Care of the adult with long-term conditions
 
Chapter 19: Care of the adult with mental health issues
 
Chapter 20: Care of the adult with dementia
 
Chapter 21: Care of the adult with learning disability
 
Chapter 22: Care of the adult with cancer
 
Chapter 23: Care of the adult at the end of life
 
Part Four: Managing Nursing Care of Adults with Specific Conditions
 
Chapter 24: Care of the adult with a respiratory condition
 
Chapter 25: Care of the adult with a cardiac condition
 
Chapter 26: Care of the adult with a vascular condition
 
Chapter 27: Care of the adult with a neurological condition
 
Chapter 28: Care of the adult with a urinary/renal condition
 
Chapter 29: Care of the adult with an endocrine condition
 
Chapter 30: Care of the adult with an immunological condition
 
Chapter 31: Care of the adult with a musculoskeletal condition
 
Chapter 32: Care of the adult with a hematological condition
 
Chapter 33: Care of the adult with a dermatological condition
 
Chapter 34: Care of the adult with a gastrointestinal condition
 
Chapter 35: Care of the adult with a nutritional condition
 
Part Five: Being a Professional Adult Nurse
 
Chapter 36: Leadership and management in nursing adults
 
Chapter 37: Decision making and accountability
 
Chapter 38: Lifelong learning and continuing professional development
 
Chapter 39: The Role of the Nurse as Teacher and Educator

Supplements

Click for online resources
  • Links to up to 100 instructional videos
  • Case studies and accompanying questions
  • Access to selected SAGE journal articles
  • Web links to relevant information
  • Multiple-choice quizzes
  • Glossary flashcards
  • Answers to in-book activities: Activity Answers, Case Study Answers, and What’s the Evidence Answers

Essentials of Nursing Adults gives a broad introduction to adult nursing, by recognising that student nurses have to engage with not only their own choice of nursing but that they have to engage with all fields of practice.

Catherine Savin, Adult Nursing Lecturer, University of Salford

The book is general in its approach, yet covers the essentials of care for any student nurse. The book is multicultural and diverse in the examples it provides, which mirrors the population. I would say that this book should be on the essential reading list for all pre-registration students. The book is current in its approach to using web links, and additional resources, plus the exercises are helpful, and I believe that academics could use this to support their teaching and self-directed study sections. Layout is really nice and appealing. The book also covers things such as lifelong learning which is extremely important for students to understand when they embark on their nursing education. This book would avoid the need for students to buy several books as they would have all in one place. An excellent book- well done to the authors!

Dr Nicola Morrell-Scott, Senior Lecturer in Nursing, Liverpool John Moores University

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Karen Elcock

Karen Elcock is Head of Programmes, Pre-registration Nursing at Kingston University and St George’s University London, one of the early implementers of the new degree programme for nursing. She has taught on and led pre-registration nursing programmes for over 20 years and has a particular interest in how student nurses learn in practice settings which makes up 50% of pre-registration nursing programmes. More About Author

Wendy Wright

Wendy Wright is an Adult Nursing lecturer in the pre-registration and the master's level nursing programmes and is currently the BSc Adult Nursing Programme Lead.  Wendy has a wide range of acute clinical experience including infectious diseases, stroke and elderly assessment and rehabilitation.  Wendy has responsibilities interests including clinical skills education for student nurses, dementia, the frail older Adult and the student experience. With a particular interest in the development of Class in A Bag (CIAB) which has developed from the initial research of Dementia through the eyes of a child.  She has published in... More About Author

Paul Newcombe

Paul Newcombe is Associate Professor in Adult Acute Care and BSc Nursing Course Leader at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London. Paul's clinical background is in Emergency Nursing, Acute Medicine and Trauma, having worked in Oxford, London and Australia. Paul teaches across pre- and post-registration nursing courses and at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He has a particular interest in developing high-fidelity simulation to help student nurses learn how to manage deteriorating patients. Paul has also staged an annual series of extra-curricular and cultural events with students, staff and local artists in... More About Author

Fiona Everett

Fiona Everett is currently a Nurse Lecturer within pre-registration and master’s level nursing programmes with teaching, co-ordination and research supervision responsibilities. Fiona has a wide range of clinical experience including adult nursing, midwifery, district nursing and research project management within primary care. She has particular interests in clinical skills, dementia care and developing contemporary, support mechanisms in nurse education. She has published in these areas in nursing journals and has disseminated her work at national and international conferences. She is also an editor and author for SAGE publications... More About Author

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