Nursing Studies – Theory & Practice

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ISBN: 9781838413415

NEW comprehensive introduction to contemporary professional nursing in Ireland

? Explores the history and development of nursing and the influence of EU Directives and societal and economic changes on the profession.

? Outlines the changes to nurse training and education and presents current program options.

? Introduces legislation and regulation that guides nursing practice.

? Outlines the structure of the Irish healthcare system and the role that nurses play in policy development and implementation.

? Discusses contemporary issues in nursing and the guidance provided by the NMBI in relation to ethics, Code of Professional Conduct and Scope of Practice.

? Examines the complex role of the nurse including empathy, interpersonal skills, therapeutic relationships and reflective practice.

? Explains the concepts of evidence-based practice, critical thinking and the use of the Roper, Logan and Tierney model of care and the Nursing process.

? Highlights the principles of manual handling/people moving and includes 11 pages of full colour photos with clear step-by-step procedures.

? Presents the scientific principles underlying infection prevention and control practices, their practical application and the management of infectious illnesses.

? Describes the theory and practice of fluid balance measurement and recording, and the measurement of physiological observations.

? Explains the importance of accurate record keeping and documentation in nursing.

? Describes a range of drug preparations, routes of drug administration and the importance of precision in medication management.

? Provides examples of the empathic behaviour of nurses throughout.

Ingrid Condell BSc Nursing (Hons) MSc (Research) has fifteen years’ experience as a nurse across a variety of healthcare settings and ten years’ experience in the Higher and Further education sectors as a lecturer and teacher. She is a member of the Teaching Nurses Network in Ireland and is a Further Education tutor with Tipperary Education & Training Board.