Care staff and voluntary workers in day centres and residential homes for elderly people have often expressed a need for a comprehensive, readable book to guide them through their first days and help them cope with any problems that may arise. This practical and imaginative handbook draws on the long experience of an occupational therapist working with elderly people in day centres. It provides a fund of advice on caring for people who may be frail, have communication difficulties or mobility problems. It describes how to design and organise a centre, how to use mobility aids and handle wheelchairs, how to move old people and adjust their hearing aids. The author even explains how to repair a wheelchair in an emergency. The second part of the book describes a huge range of stimulating activities, from craftwork and games to cookery, music and gardening, outings and exchanging reminiscences. Old people left with nothing to do rapidly lose their mental agility and interest in life. With a little encouragement, despite any disabilities, they can continue to acquire new interests and play a useful role in the community, and the materials and resources needed will often be donated or acquired very cheaply. The fully updated second edition is copiously illustrated with practical line drawings, and there is an extensive appendix providing useful addresses, helpful books and a listing of some of the conditions that may affect elderly people.
A practical understanding of the law is essential for all those involved in the manual handling of adults and children (as patients, clients or pupils), whether in 'hands-on', managing, commissioning or advisory roles. To this end, Manual Handling in Health and Social Care presents an accessible overview of manual handling legislation, legal case law, national guidance, policy and practice. Applicable primarily to England, Scotland and Wales, it covers both employee safety under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations and wider health and safety at work legislation, and also patient and client entitlement under community care, NHS and human rights legislation. A stand-alone overview of manual handling law and practice is followed by more in-depth material, in A-Z format and fully cross-referenced, which allows the reader to look up issues for quick access to further information. In particular, it contains an extensive collection of case law relevant to health and social care and digested in summary form. Topics include rehabilitation, risk assessment, care plans, equipment provision, documentation of decisions and cumulative strain injury. Addressing the tensions sometimes existing between the health and safety of employees, the needs and wishes of service users and limited resources, this book provides professionals, managers, front-line staff and legal advisers with an understanding of law as a useful and practical tool to assist in solutions to manual handling problems.
Get 24 months FREE access to an interactive eBook* when you buy the paperback! (Print paperback version only, ISBN 9781473929579) A Unique Blend of Digital and Print Learning Resources! Essentials of Nursing Practice is a ground-breaking new resource which introduces nursing students to the core topics they need to master during their first year and beyond. It brings the study of nursing to life across all four fields of nursing, in all settings, focussing on what it takes to be the best nurse you can be through person-centred compassionate care. Unlike any other book it uniquely blends digital and print learning resources to engage all styles of learners and to provide lecturers with helpful resources to use in their teaching. More than just a book! An accompanying interactive eBook links to extra resources including videos, case studies, interactive revision quizzes, flashcards, study plans and more. Students can use the eBook to study where and when they want, and read, annotate and search the book on a tablet, laptop or PC. All these resources are also available through SAGE edge - visit https://edge.sagepub.com/essentialnursing to find out more. (Please note that the free access to these resources is only available when you purchase the Print copy of this textbook) Key features of the print and eBook help students to: • Understand: Colourful easy-to-navigate design, chapter topic lists, study plans and knowledge links help students to quickly grasp what they need to know and how topics are interrelated. • Apply: Real voices from students, patients and nurses, case studies with questions, clinical skills videos, and anatomy and physiology revision help students apply knowledge in placements or practical assessments. • Go further: ′What′s the Evidence′ summaries of research, critical thinking activities, links to SAGE journal articles, useful websites and further reading help students prepare for essays or for the next stage of their course. • Revise: Chapter summaries, test-yourself interactive questions and key term flashcards help students do their best at assessments and exams. Advisory Editors Learning Disabilities: Robert Jenkins and Ruth Northway, University of South Wales Child Nursing: Carol Hall, The University of Nottingham Mental Health: Steven Trenoweth, University of Bournemouth Adult Nursing: Karen Elcock, Kingston University London Clinical Skills: Fiona Everett and Wendy Wright, University of the West of Scotland *interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook
Since publication of the original edition in 1996, this book has established itself as an essential text for occupational therapists. It offers an understanding of the law relating to their practice, but is written to be accessible for those who have no prior legal knowledge. The text provides valuable information for occupational therapists employed in health and social services, as well as the law relevant to private practitioners. The book includes chapters on all the main client groups and presents the relevant specialist law. Students and teachers of occupational therapy will find the chapters on professional registration, education, training and research of particular interest. The third edition has been substantially revised to cover significant changes in legislation since the previous version. There is also a brand new chapter on the subject of death and dying. Legal Aspects of Occupational Therapy remains a key resource for the occupational therapy student, practitioner and service manager.
In a revised and expanded version of this popular title, Bridgit Dimond provides an essential reference for physiotherapists, covering both conventional and specialist legal situations in reader-friendly terms. Legal Aspects of Physiotherapy contains brand new clinical case studies that guide the reader informatively through a cornucopia of legal issues that may arise in the practice of physiotherapy. Reading this book, practitioners will develop the knowledge and awareness to deal confidently with the implications of legal scenarios, arming them with the knowledge to protect both clients and themselves.
"This manual, the first of its kind focused on district nursing, provides the means to build competence and confidence in nurses new to the community, or developing their skills. The comprehensive and evidence-based content provides essential information for competence in key areas of district nursing." —From the Foreword, by Rosemary Cook CBE, Hon D Lett, MSc, PG Dip, RGN Director, The Queen's Nursing Institute Clinical skills are a fundamental aspect of district nursing care. The District Nursing Manual of Clinical Procedures is a practical, evidence-based manual of clinical skills which reflects the unique challenges of district nursing care within the patient's home. It provides a comprehensive resource for all district nurses, community nurses, students and healthcare professionals involved in the district nursing team, enabling them to practice competently and confidently and deliver clinically effective, person-centred care. The District Nursing Manual of Clinical Procedures addresses the complexity of district nursing care and encompasses key aspects of clinical practice, including decision making in areas that district and community nurses often struggle with or find difficult when they are on their own in a patient's home. It utilises the latest clinical research and expert clinical knowledge to address these challenges, and to provide the underlying theory and evidence for district nursing care. Key features Evidence-based manual of practical clinical skills in district nursing care Clear, user-friendly and easy to understand Contains recommendations for expert care within a patient's own home Addresses key concerns of district and community nurses working on their own within a patient's home Encompasses key aspects of district nursing care Placed in the context of person-centred care All procedures include the rationale for each action - 'why' as well as 'how' This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.
The Great Ormond Street Hospital Manual of Children and Young People’s Nursing Practices Clinical skills are essential in the provision of care for children and young people. The Great Ormond Street Hospital Manual of Children and Young People’s Nursing Practices provides expert guidance on evidence-based clinical procedures, helping students and newly registered nurses develop sound clinical judgement and confidence. This comprehensive resource covers all aspects of children’s nursing, from the fundamentals of everyday practice to advanced care in high dependency and intensive care settings. As such, its relevance and usefulness reach beyond those newly registered; it remains a valuable resource for experienced nurses wishing to further expand their nursing skills. Now in its second edition, this thoroughly updated guide demonstrates each procedure, explains the underlying theory and evidence, and speaks to the unique challenges of working with children and young people. New chapters address mental health, complementary therapies, learning difficulties, and the deteriorating child, whilst expanded content examines blood glucose monitoring, glucocorticoid treatment, insulin administration, diabetes care, surgical diathermy, non-invasive ventilation, and much more. Key Features Provides evidence-based guidelines for more than 300 clinical procedures Features an abundance of colour photographs and illustrations Examines the needs of neonates and adolescents in the context of interdisciplinary care Includes new material on health research and evidence-based practice, stages of development, children with complex needs, and admission, transfer, and discharge Complements The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures, offering continuity to those working in both adult and paediatric settings The second edition of The Great Ormond Street Hospital Manual is an indispensable resource for registered nurses, students, and other healthcare professionals involved in delivering clinically effective, evidenced- based, family-centred care. Praise for the previous edition “This manual builds on the knowledge, skills and expertise of one of the UK’s finest children’s hospital and explains comprehensive, evidence-based care clearly.” Nursing Children and Young People Journal “All children’s nurses should have this book as a reference.” Nursing Standard “… a comprehensive resource for all qualified nurses, students and other healthcare professionals involved in caring for children in hospital and community settings.” Times Higher Education Supplement
The authors of this work have brought together research about the needs of people with disabilities and the equipment available for them. They explain issues involved with choosing equipment and provide guidance on selection.
This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is written specifically to meet the needs of nursing students undertaking the common foundation programme. It aims to explain how and why sensitive, holistic and evidence-based nursing care is carried out. Therefore it is relevant to students who will enter all branches of nursing and includes material that is both common to all and specific to each branch. The book aims to provide all students on foundation nursing and health care programmes with material of sufficient depth/breadth to achieve the NMC outcomes required for entry into the branch programmes. There is an emphasis not only on the theory that underpins nursing practice in the common foundation programme but also on nursing skills which form an increasingly emphasized part of the programme. The chapters have been reviewed by experts from each branch and also clinical skills to ensure the content reflects each branch accurately and appropriately. Emphasis on clinical skills & lifelong learning Realistic scenarios reinforce the need for patient/client-centred care with a holistic approach Activity boxes for all branches and age groups in each chapter ensure relevance to nurses in diverse settings An integrated approach to health promotion with activity boxes emphasises that health maintenance and promotion are central to contemporary nursing practice Reflection, critical thinking and research/appraisal skills are encouraged with a problem centred approach that will help to develop the skills needed to provide sensitive and effective, high quality care and to integrate theory with practice The emphasis on nursing/clinical skills underlines the importance of core skills - an integral part of the patient/client experience Cultural diversity is a core theme throughout The importance of evidence-based practice is highlighted and the text helps readers are assisted to acquire the skills to provide evidence-based care A wide range of general and branch-specific interactive boxes help to develop an understanding of some issues in other branches as well as the core issues that affect all nurses. Self- test questions and answers provide an opportunity for readers to take responsibility for and check their learning. Valuable learning tools are included: glossary of key terms, useful websites and references
This book provides practitioners with the foundations onto which they can build their own understanding and practice within housing. It is based on two fundamental principles: the importance of homes becoming enabling environments, and promoting user-centred services. The authors argues that occupational therapists working in the distinct context of housing require additional background knowledge and professional skills to those used within healthcare settings. Explores a broad range of theory bases and developing practice within the area of occupational therapy in housing Presents a vast array of knowledge, research and experience Written by occupational therapists working as practitioners, educators and managers, alongside academics in the social policy and disability issues