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Practical medical procedures at a glance

Author: Rachel Katherine Thomas; Catherine Jane Taylor; Aletta Elizabeth Richards; Diana Elizabeth Thomas
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2015.
Series: At a glance.
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"Provides concise and accessible explanations of the reasoning behind the skills"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Practice Guideline
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Thomas, Rachel Katherine.
Practical medical procedures at a glance.
Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2015
(DLC) 2014048462
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Katherine Thomas; Catherine Jane Taylor; Aletta Elizabeth Richards; Diana Elizabeth Thomas
ISBN: 9781118632833 1118632834 9781118632840 1118632842
OCLC Number: 898433466
Awards: Winner of BMA Young Author's Award 2016 (UK)
Commended for Highly Commended by the BMA (Medicine) 2016 (UK)
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Practical Medical Procedures at a Glance; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; About the companion website; How to use your textbook; Part 1 Introduction ; 1 Overview of practical procedures; What are practical procedures?; Why are they important?; Using this resource; General advice; 2 Non-technical skills; What are non-technical skills?; Why are they important?; Aspects of verbal communication; Aspects of non-verbal communication; Aspects of written communication; Aspects of non-technical skills; 3 Waste, sharps disposal and injuries; What is waste and sharps disposal? Why is waste and sharps disposal important?What is a sharps injury?; What should you do if a sharps injury occurs?; Part 2 Common preliminary components; 4 Identifying a patient; What is patient identification?; Why is identifying a patient important?; Different types of identification; Aspects of identification; Procedure; 5 Consent, capacity and documentation; What is consent?; What is capacity?; Why are consent and capacity important?; What is documentation, and why is it important?; 6 Hand hygiene and personal protective equipment; What is hand hygiene? What is personal protective equipment?Why are hand hygiene and PPE important?; Procedure; 7 Scrubbing in; What is scrubbing in?; Why is scrubbing in important?; Aspects of scrubbing in?; Procedure; 8 Asepsis; What is aseptic technique?; Why do it?; Procedure; Aspects of ANTT; Part 3 Common non-invasive ward procedures; 9 Measuring vital signs; What are vital signs?; Why are vital signs important?; Procedure; Aspects of vital signs; 10 Writing a safe prescription; What is a safe prescription?; Why is a safe prescription important?; Prescribing intravenous fluid infusions. Prescribing blood and blood product infusionsPrescribing oxygen; Prescribing syringe drivers and patient-controlled analgesia; Part 4 Common invasive ward procedures; 11 Performing venepuncture; What is venepuncture?; Why is venepuncture important?; Aspects of vein selection; Procedure; 12 Taking blood cultures; What are blood cultures?; Why are blood cultures important?; Procedure; 13 Inserting a cannula in a peripheral vein; What is a cannula?; Why is cannulation important?; Procedure; 14 Measuring blood glucose; What is blood glucose measurement? Why are blood glucose measurements important?Procedure; 15 Suturing; What are sutures?; Why is suturing important?; Procedure; Part 5 Administering medications; 16 Administering intravenous infusions; What is an intravenous infusion?; Why are intravenous infusions important?; Procedure; 17 Administering intravenous infusions of 17 blood and blood products; What is an intravenous infusion of blood or blood products?; Why are blood and blood product infusions important?; Procedure; 18 Administering parenteral medications; What is parenteral administration?
Series Title: At a glance.
Responsibility: Rachel Katherine Thomas, Catherine Jane Taylor, Aletta Elizabeth Richards, Diana Elizabeth Thomas.

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