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Author Smith, Joyce, 1950-, author.
Title Vital signs for nurses : an introduction to clinical observations / Joyce Smith, Lecturer in Adult Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Salford, UK, Rachel Roberts, Matron, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, UK.
Imprint Chichester, West Sussex, UK : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011, ©2011.

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Author Smith, Joyce, 1950-, author.
Subject Vital signs -- Measurement.
Physical diagnosis.
Nursing.
Physical Examination -- nursing.
Vital Signs.
Alt Name Roberts, Rachel, 1970-, author.
Description xii, 267 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Summary Accurate clinical observations are the key to good patient care and fundamental to nursing practice. 'Vital Signs for Nurses' will support anyone in care delivery to enhance their skills and reflect upon their own practice and assist in their continuing professional development
Accurate clinical observations are the key to good patient care and fundamental to nursing practice. 'Vital Signs for Nurses' will support anyone in care delivery to enhance their skills and reflect upon their own practice and assist in their continuing professional development.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Legal and ethical principles -- Infection prevention -- The respiratory system -- The cardiovascular system -- Temperature -- Urine output -- Pain : the 5th vital sign -- Early warning scoring tools -- Communication -- Nutrition -- Blood glucose monitoring -- Record keeping -- Continuing professional development -- Reflective practice -- Conclusion and multiple choice questions.
ISBN 9781405190381 (paperback : alk. paper)
1405190388 (paperback : alk. paper)
9781444341867 (ePDF)
1444341863 (ePDF)
9781444341874 (ePUB)
1444341871 (ePUB)
9781444341881 (MobiPocket)
144434188X (MobiPocket)
OCLC # 685111247
Table of Contents
 Prefacevii
 Acknowledgementsix
 Introductionxi
1.Legal and Ethical Principles / Joyce Smith1
2.Infection Prevention / Rachel Roberts20
3.The Respiratory System / Rachel Roberts49
4.The Cardiovascular System / Rachel Roberts61
5.Temperature / Joyce Smith82
6.Urine Output / Rachel Roberts96
7.Pain: The Fifth Vital Sign / Joyce Smith115
8.Early Warning Scoring Tools / Joyce Smith138
9.Communication / Rachel Roberts156
10.Nutrition / Rachel Roberts167
11.Blood Glucose Monitoring / Joyce Smith187
12.Record Keeping / Rachel Roberts205
13.Continuing Professional Development / Joyce Smith214
14.Reflective Practice / Rachel Roberts222
15.Conclusion and Multiple Choice Questions / Joyce Smith231
 Glossary of Terms237
 Answers to Practice Points and Multiple Choice Questions245
 Index263