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Eden Alternative, The
eChapter  23
Added: 28/05/2009
The Eden Alternative is a method of aged care organization that focuses on a different philosophy than the 'traditional', medical philosophy adopted by most Aged Care facilities and institutions....
Listening to the Person with Dementia
eChapter  20
Added: 28/05/2009
This chapter encourages nurses to recognise the importance of listening to stories and engaging in the significant act of 'storying' with their dementia patients. It includes a relevant case study whi...ch prompts nurses to pay attention to their patients' stories in the hope that they (their patients) do not feel isolated, frustrated or neglected.
Creative Care
eChapter  22
Added: 28/05/2009
This chapter explores a range of options that can be employed in the care of those with dementia in residential aged care. It focuses on the idea that care should never be generic and should focus on ...the needs of the individual person with dementia...
Quality Use of Medicines
eChapter  11
Added: 28/05/2009
The use of medicines to treat and prevent disease has enhanced the health and well-being of people throughout the world. This chapter focuses on the meaning of the term 'quality use of medicines' (QUM...) in the care of people with dementia. It explores some of the factors that influence clinical decision-making and some of the challenges to QUM. Real-life examples from residential aged care are used to highlight what is actually happening in some aged-care facilities and how nurses can play a crucial role in influencing QUM.
Pain Management
eChapter  14
Added: 28/05/2009
The uniqueness of pain and the difficulties that older people with dementia can have in expressing their pain can make pain a solitary experience. Non-verbal signs and symptoms of pain can be easily o...verlooked. In this chapter, learn more about the experience of pain in older people and how to assess an elderly resident's pain and manage it effectively.
Sensory Loss
eChapter  8
Added: 28/05/2009
A major presenting sign of dementia is a decline in communication skills. Dementia affects the ability of people both to understand language and to express themselves verbally and non-verbally. In add...ition, a person who has dementia might also have hearing loss and/or visual loss. In this chapter learn more about sensory loss in dementia patients; its causes, detection and management.
Falls Prevention
eChapter  13
Added: 28/05/2009
This chapter describes the range of activities that can be used to reduce falls among elderly suffering dementia and allows nurses to identify an individual's risk, to determine appropriate management... strategies and to implemement a tailored program...
Depression
eChapter  15
Added: 28/05/2009
This chapter aids nurses to assess and diagnose depression in their patients in association with other team and family members, as well as assist in the implementation of relevant management strategie...s...
Leisure
eChapter  21
Added: 28/05/2009
In this chapter, learn about the importance of leisure and how to undertake simple activities that can improve the quality of life of dementia patients......
Bandaging and Compression Therapy
eChapter  11
Added: 26/05/2009
This chapter focuses particularly on bandaging and compression therapy for the treatment of wounds......
Burns
eChapter  13
Added: 26/05/2009
Wound management in a burn-injured person is an evolving process. This chapter provides information on the care of burn wounds to enable nurses to facilitate best outcomes for the person......
Wounds and Burns
eChapter  12
Added: 26/05/2009
A wound is a break in the skin. Various words are used to describe a wound depending on its appearance and the nature of the injury that caused the wound. This chapter explores the different types and... causes of wounds and their treatment.
第四章 敷料 (Dressings)
eChapter  4
Added: 26/05/2009
在现代的分伤护理方法中,由于每个人都是与众不同的,每个人的伤品也都有各自的特点,因为每一种伤口护理方法都应当是根据不同病人的不同需要...量身定做的。敷料可以为伤口的复原营造一个最有利于的局部环境。尽管如此,敷料也仅仅是综合伤口护理方法中的一个组成部分而已。
On Being Wounded
eChapter  1
Added: 26/05/2009
Wounding is a part of everyday life. Although many people need to deal with only relatively minor cuts, others experience major wounds....
第二章 皮肤和皮肤还原 (The Ski...n and Healing)
eChapter  2
Added: 26/05/2009
本章节主要包括皮肤构成原理,皮肤功能,描述性的分析皮肤创伤,以及描述性分析伤口种类,伤口复原过程和伤口护理的原则等等。...
第十章 腿部溃疡 (Leg Ulcers)
eChapter  10
Added: 26/05/2009
腿部溃疡对于病人、病人的家庭以及卫生保健机构来说都是一种沉重的负担。在80岁以上的老人中,大约有15%的人都患有腿部溃疡。...
Lymphoedema
eChapter  17
Added: 26/05/2009
Lymphoedema is a chronic and life-changing condition. Although it cannot be cured, it can be managed successfully. This chapter provides suggestions for effectively managing lymphoedema using numerous... techniques.
Headaches
eChapter  8
Added: 26/05/2009
Headaches are common among children and most are not serious. However, some are serious and a small proportion will prove to be life-threatening. This chapter emphasises the need to be fully aware of ...the significance of headaches in children.
Vomiting and Diarrhoea
eChapter  6
Added: 26/05/2009
The most common cause of vomiting and diarrhea in children is gastroenteritis. This chapter will concentrate on gastroenteritis, but also discusses warning signs and symptoms of other causes of vomiti...ng and diarrhea in children. This chapter presents excellent reading for all emergency nurses.
Nutrition and Healing
eChapter  7
Added: 26/05/2009
Healing is enhanced by the provision of all nutrients required for tissue restoration and strengthening of the immune system. This chapter explores the required nutrients for optimal wound healing and... more.

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