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Documenting Behaviour and Emotion
eChapter  7
Added: 15/06/2009
All nurses experience and observe the behaviour and emotion of those in their care throughout their work day. Whether these behaviours are expected or unexpected, nurses have a responsibility to obser...ve them carefully and to record accurately what they have observed. It is essential that nurses recognise the nuances of human emotion and the behaviour that comes from the expression of that emotion. This chapter guides nurses on how to accurately assess and document emotion and behaviour.
Progress Notes
eChapter  5
Added: 15/06/2009
Effective communication in aged care is vital to the quality of resident care. Documentation is used to communicate details of the nursing care provided and to inform others of any significant events.... There are many legal requirements involved in progress notes and it must always be remembered that a resident's notes represent a permanent written record of that person's nursing care and management. This chapter aims to guide nurses on how to effectively and securely document progress notes.
Clinical Reasoning
eChapter  2
Added: 15/06/2009
Clinical reasoning is the process of reaching clinical conclusions through professional judgement, knowledge and experience. It also involves an understanding of the politics of clinical practice. Nur...ses in aged care need to understand the regulatory, political and social customs that dictate the care that is provided, when it is provided and who provides it. This chapter instructs nurses on how to understand Clinical Reasoning, its politics and its conflicts with documentation.
Professional Communication
eChapter  3
Added: 15/06/2009
Effective written and verbal communication in aged-care nursing demands a level of articulation that goes well beyond 'telling stories' about what has occurred in the care of a particular resident on ...a particular day. This chapter aims to instruct nurses on how to effectively communicate verbally and through documentation including the codes of professional practice.
Understanding Nursing Documentation
eChapter  1
Added: 15/06/2009
Nursing documentation is vitally important, and it is essential that all aged care facilities have a clear vision of their objectives and requirements with respect to this aspect of care. It is essent...ial that nurses follow the documentation requirements of the organisation in which they work. This chapter instructs nurses on the basics of nursing documentation, including the legal issues involved.
Documenting Pain Management
eChapter  9
Added: 15/06/2009
The International Association for the Study of Pain defines pain as 'an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such dam...age.' This chapter aims to convey correct pain documentation methods and the difficulties in communication that arise in aged-care.
Clinical Pathways
eChapter  6
Added: 15/06/2009
Many acute and subacute healthcare organisations have introduced evidence-based clinical pathways in response to the demands for cost reduction in an environment of increased consumer interest in heal...th care. The aim of such clinical pathways is to achieve quality outcomes within a specified time frame, using the resources that best meet the patients' needs.
Appendix 7: PEG Nutrition & Appendix 8: ...Wandering
eChapter  Appendix 7 & 8
Added: 10/06/2009
Nursing Documentation in Aged Care: Appendix 7 PEG Nutrition; Appendix 8: Wandering...
Appendix 5: Stomal Care & Appendix 6: Le...g Ulcer Management
eChapter  Appendix 5 & 6
Added: 10/06/2009
Nursing Documentation in Aged Care: Appendix 5: Stomal Care; Appendix 6: Leg Ulcer Management...
Appendix 3: Diabetes & Appendix 4: Nause...a
eChapter  Appendix 3 & 4
Added: 10/06/2009
Nursing Documentation in Aged Care: Appendix 3: Diabetes; Appendix 4: Nausea...
Subsequent Pregnancy
eChapter  5
Added: 10/06/2009
This chapter focuses on what to expect in a tentative pregnancy and the role a midwife plays in a subsequent pregnancy. It guides them through all stages from antenatal care to the postpartum stages a...nd explains all possible reactions form parents in all stages and how to deal with them.
Late Pregnancy Loss
eChapter  3
Added: 10/06/2009
This chapter explores the tragedy of late pregnancy loss and each situation which could possibly occur before, during and after the loss. Checklists, guidelines and examples are given to help give ins...ight to midwives and guide them through each stage with the parents.
Appendices 1-5: The Midwife and the Bere...aved Family
eChapter  0
Added: 10/06/2009
These appendices outline numerous topics in which the midwife can offer further support not only to family members but also to themselves. It also clarifies information about different cultures and re...ligions...These appendices outline numerous topics in which the midwife can offer further support not only to family members but also to themselves. It clarifies information about different cultures and religions and offers guidelines and steps to take to offer the best possible care.
Documenting Restraint
eChapter  10
Added: 10/06/2009
Restraint can be defined as the use of any methodology or apparatus that controls a person's choice to move freely and which cannot be easily removed by that person. It is important to correctly docum...ent any form of restraint, both physical and chemical. This chapter discusses the use of restraint in an aged care facility and its correct documentation.
Prelims
eChapter  Prelims
Added: 10/06/2009
Prelims: Foreword, Contents, Dedication, Acknowledgments, Preface...
End Matter
eChapter  End Matter
Added: 10/06/2009
This chapter contains the index to the Ausmed chapter series The Midwife and the Bereaved Family. In addition to this useful reference, a glossary of key terms included in the series is included and a... post-series test that readers may find useful to check their knowledge.
Incident Reports
eChapter  11
Added: 10/06/2009
The reporting of incidents is a vitally important aspect of nursing documentation. Proper incident reporting makes a significant contribution to high standards of care for residents and improved occup...ational health and safety for staff. This chapter guides nurses on how to accurately report an incidence and to ensure a higher level of safety for both staff and residents in an aged care facility.
Documenting Staff Issues
eChapter  13
Added: 10/06/2009
Human resources represent an organisation's most valuable resource. All aged-care facilities should therefore have documented human-resources management policies, and each policy should be accompanied... by explicit procedural documents. This chapter explains the explicit procedural documents that must accompany each human-resources management policy.
Effective Design for Documentation
eChapter  14
Added: 10/06/2009
This chapter offers practical advice on the design of effective forms for nursing documentation. Well designed forms are easier to use, but before designing a completely new form nurses should conside...r whether they are able to adapt to an existing one. The suggestions in this chapter will help nurses to design forms that best suit their purposes.
Mid Trimester Loss
eChapter  2
Added: 10/06/2009
This chapter provides insight into the different choices parents can make and their outcomes. Through case studies, midwives are guided through how they should act and not act. Clinical management des...criptions are also provided for varied decisions and throughout the entire chapter midwives are advised on how to inform parents for even the worst news.

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