Fundamentals of Assessment and Care Planning for Nurses

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 7, 2019 - Medical - 408 pages

All nursing students are required to meet the seven standards produced by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) before being entered onto the professional register. Fundamentals of Assessment and Care Planning for Nurses addresses two of these important standards, helping readers become proficient in assessing patient needs, and planning, providing and evaluating care.

This timely publication adopts a practical approach with NMC proficiencies at its core, providing guidance and insight into the application of key skills and demonstrating competency in real-life settings.

  • Centres around a fictitious nuclear family to provide a practical basis to the various chapters and assessment
  • Offers mnemonics to enable comprehensive history taking and systematic physical assessment
  • Helps readers address socio-cultural considerations they may face in practice
  • Includes links to literature that provides further support and additional information

Fundamentals of Assessment and Care Planning for Nurses is an important resource for pre-registration nursing students and Nursing Associates who are required to demonstrate proficiency in the new NMC standards, and other registered practitioners seeking to update their knowledge.

 

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Contents

The nature of nursing
1
The provision of care
17
Critical thinking and clinical decision making
31
The nursing process
45
Care plans
60
Models of nursing
73
The skills of assessment and planning care
87
Assessment tools
104
Assessing the circulatory system
141
Assessing the cardiac system
166
Assessing the gastrointestinal system
189
Assessing the renal system
218
Assessing the respiratory system
238
Assessing the male reproductive system
263
Assessing the female reproductive system
283
vi
302

Assessing the musculoskeletal system
119

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About the author (2019)

Ian Peate, OBE FRCN is Visiting Professor of Nursing, Visiting Senior Clinical Fellow, Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Nursing, and Head of School, School of Health Studies, Gibraltar.

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