Appendix 3: Diabetes & Appendix 4: Nause...a
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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.
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 Evaluative Criteria
Evaluative criteria are measurement parameters that are based upon an accepted rule, standard or principle. All phases of care need to be clearly documented and evaluated. If the documentary evidence ...of evaluation is inadequate, all future care actions are in jeopardy of being unsuitable or even potentially hazardous. This chapter guides nurses on how to accurately use the parameters of evaluation and correctly document it.
Effective Design for Documentation
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.
Appendices 1-5: The Midwife and the Bere...aved Family
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.
Late Pregnancy Loss
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.
Appendix 1: Faecal Incontinence & Append...ix 2: Behavioural Management
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Mid Trimester Loss
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.
eChapter End Matter
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.
Documenting Staff Issues
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.
Appendix 7: PEG Nutrition & Appendix 8: ...Wandering
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Loss in a Mulitple Pregnancy
This chapter explains the circumstances of a/many losses in a multiple pregnancy and the support midwives can offer to the grieving parents. It guides midwives on how to help the parents handle the lo...ss of one child, yet the acceptance and celebration of the surviving child. Also provided are guidelines on how to break the bad news, what not to say to grieving parents and how to help them 'say goodbye'.
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.
Making Sense of What They Say
This chapter stresses the importance of being a good listener, provides suggestions on how to identify what the other person is actually talking about and gives examples of conversations. It also cove...rs strategies for making sense of the words that people with Alzheimer's use and gives other examples to demonstrate that the words of someone with Alzheimer's are rarely meaningless.
Keep in Touch Even When Living Apart
This chapter considers some of the ways of managing to keep in touch when the carer is living apart from the person who has Alzheimer's disease. Two typical situations are examined......
Recognising and Allowing for Their Probl...ems
This chapter identifies the difficulties that Alzheimer's disease usually causes, as well as highlighting the various problems in approximate order in which they are likely to occur. It also covers th...e thought that the carers reactions may sometimes contribute to the problems and ways to prevent jumping to conclusions and underestimating what someone with Alzheimer's is saying or doing.
Sudden Death: No Time to Say Goodbye
This chapter shows some gaps in the care of dying residents. Reflection on these episodes of care highlights the importance of clear communication among all carers....