Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing

Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing
Author: Vari Drennan, Claire Goodman
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The Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing is written by primary care nurses and other experts in their field, who are directly engaged in current practice, research and policy activities. It addresses the knowledge and skills needed by nurses working in modern primary care that cuts across speciality and care settings. In addition to essential core clinical information, it also provides the organisational knowledge necessary for primary care nurses, who work on the interface of the statutory and voluntary sectors in health, education and social care. Covering all aspects of primary care nursing, chapters range from common childhood and adult health problems to chronic disease management, cancer screening, travel health advice, infection control, home care, and medicine management and nurse prescribing. It also includes information on how health and social care services are organised and funded, quality assurance, clinical governance and risk management in primary care, and technical procedures common in primary care settings. For the nurse new to primary care it sets out the range of knowledge and skills required in a non-hospital environment and for working with clients, patients and carers across the lifespan. For the experienced practitioner, it provides an accessible and instant resource for everyday practice, an aide memoir, a benchmark of good practice, and also a reference guide to locate in depth information.

The book is clearly laid out with one topic per page, and written in an easily readable note-based style. Blank pages for writing notes, observations and local protocols allow the handbook to be customised to meet local needs. All this is available in a handy, pocket-sized book with hard-wearing plastic covers.

Written by practising nurses and subject experts, the Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing is a unique and invaluable companion for novice and experienced practitioners, and for all health care professionals who work in the primary care and community setting, including practice nurses, nurse practitioners, district nurses, community staff nurses, health visitors, school nurses, walk-in centre nurses and sexual health nurses.

ISBN Number: 9780198568902

Number of pages: 914

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: August 2007

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1. The Health of The UK Population
2. Nursing in Primary Care
3. Quality and Risk Management
4. Approaches to Individual Health Needs Assessment
5. Medicine Management and Nurse Prescribing
6. Children
7. Child and Adolescent Common Health Problems
8. Adult Health Promotion
9. Vulnerable Groups With Extra Needs
10. Care Provision
11. Care of People With Long Term Conditions
12. Common Adult Health Problems
13. Minor Injuries and Emergencies
14. Useful Information

Publisher reviews

'This book is an excellent reference book for nurses working in the community primary care settings. It is written by experts in their relevant fields and provides the reader with up to date information which is easy to read and easy to access... It is an invaluable resource for the busy community nurse. ' - The Irish Practice Association website

Readership

This handbook is an essential tool for practising nurses working in the primary care and community setting; these include practice nurses, nurse practitioners, district nurses, community staff nurses, health visitors, school nurses, walk-in centre nurses and sexual health nurses. It will also be valuable to those taking relevant post-registration qualification courses, including specialist practitioner courses relevant to practice nursing and family planning, and also pre-registration students undertaking elective and management modules in primary care nursing.

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