An Introduction To Nursing: Theory & Practice

by Mary Henry

Practical introduction to the theory, principles and practice underpinning the nursing process and profession for the revised Nursing Theory and Practice module [5N4325] Level 5. * Examines the development of nursing as a profession, as well as nursing functions, code of practice and scope of practice as outlined by An Bord Altranais. * Introduces the healthcare structures and their functions under the Nursing and Midwifery Act 2011; identifies specialities and primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare teams and their functions in care delivery. * Outlines models of nursing, focusing on Roper, Logan and Tierney's Activities of Living model, and includes questions and triggers to help identify actual and potential problems. * Explains the importance of precision in administering drugs and recording the procedure, as outlined by An Bord Altranais (2007). * Describes how to execute the measurement and accurate recording of temperature, respiration, pulse, blood pressure and fluid balance. * Discusses the roles and interrelationship of empathy, advocacy, interpersonal skills and communication in nursing. * Identifies commonly occurring infections in healthcare, the chain of infection and how to prevent infection and cross infection. * Explains commonly used nursing terminology and medical abbreviations in nursing practice in Ireland. Written For: Nursing Theory and Practice Level 5 [5N4325] as part of the following major awards: * Healthcare Support [5M4339] * Nursing Studies [5M4349] * Community Health Services [5M4468]

ISBN: 9780717161003

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Date of Publication: 21/03/2014

  
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