Thursday, October 20, 2011

Vital Signs for Nurses An Introduction to Clinical Observations

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
1st edition - 3 Jun 2011
Paperback: 280 pages
ISBN-10: 1405190388
ISBN-13: 978-1405190381

Monitoring, observing and recording the vital signs of patients is a fundamental aspect of delivering quality patient care. This practical and accessible guide will develop your underpinning knowledge and skills in both theory and practice for the adult patient found either in hospital, private sector or community settings.
A must–have for health care assistants, student nurses or newly qualified registered nurses working within any health care environment, this book explores not only how to assess and monitor patients, but also covers: 

1. Legal and ethical issues
2. Infection prevention and control
3. Pain
4. Communication
5. Nutrition
6. Reflective practice
7. Continuing professional development 

This essential and practical resource also features learning objectives, case studies, a glossary of key terms, activities and multiple choice questions to assist you in your understanding of this subject. 

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