• Lecture Foundations of nursing: An integrated approach: Chapter 5 - Cliff Evans, Emma Tippins

    Lecture Foundations of nursing: An integrated approach: Chapter 5 - Cliff Evans, Emma Tippins

    Chapter 5 - The nervous system. This chapter addresses the core of the nervous system, specifically the brain, the structures and systems within it, and the spinal cord. It begins with an overview of the structure and function of the brain itself, revealing anatomical features and physiological activity.

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  • Lecture Foundations of nursing: An integrated approach: Chapter 8 - Cliff Evans, Emma Tippins

    Lecture Foundations of nursing: An integrated approach: Chapter 8 - Cliff Evans, Emma Tippins

    In order to fully appreciate the function and purpose of the musculoskeletal system, it is important that the reader fully understands the components which constitute this large and initially complex subject. Consideration needs to be given to the soft connective tissues of the musculoskeletal system, which comprise tendons, cartilage, ligaments and fascia, in combination with muscles and the joints. Each of these areas and their functioning...

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  • Lecture Foundations of nursing: An integrated approach: Chapter 10 - Cliff Evans, Emma Tippins

    Lecture Foundations of nursing: An integrated approach: Chapter 10 - Cliff Evans, Emma Tippins

    This chapter addresses two systems commonly not considered as ‘dramatic’ as the cardiovascular or nervous systems, and which to the uninformed may appear more complex. Both are vital in not only maintaining health and well-being, but also life, as illnesses affecting the functioning of these systems can be fatal.

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  • Lecture Foundations of nursing: An integrated approach: Chapter 2 - Cliff Evans, Emma Tippins

    Lecture Foundations of nursing: An integrated approach: Chapter 2 - Cliff Evans, Emma Tippins

    Chapter 2 - Homeostasis. After studying this chapter you will be able to gain knowledge and insight into the physiology related to the systems involved in maintaining homeostasis, to gain insight into conditions related to dysfunction of these systems, to apply theory to practice by understanding the clinical presentation when homeostatic failure occurs in patients,...

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  • Lecture Foundations of nursing: An integrated approach: Chapter 4 - Cliff Evans, Emma Tippins

    Lecture Foundations of nursing: An integrated approach: Chapter 4 - Cliff Evans, Emma Tippins

    Chapter 4 - Blood and the cardiovascular system. This chapter commences with an overview of basic cardiovascular function, identifying the main anatomy and physiological functions of this system. Common diseases that affect the ability of the system to function will be explored, illustrating how an individual’s ability to perform the basic functions of life can be compromised; ultimately these diseases can result in the individual’s...

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  • Lecture Foundations of nursing: An integrated approach: Chapter 7 - Cliff Evans, Emma Tippins

    Lecture Foundations of nursing: An integrated approach: Chapter 7 - Cliff Evans, Emma Tippins

    A healthy digestive system is fundamental to supporting human life. Its ability to extract nutrients from the food we eat affects our general well-being in health and our response to illness in ill-health. Disorders of the digestive system range from mild and self-limiting to severe and life-threatening, but affect everyone to some extent and at some point during their life. This chapter provides a general overview of the digestive system, and...

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  • Lecture Foundations of nursing: An integrated approach: Chapter 14 - Cliff Evans, Emma Tippins

    Lecture Foundations of nursing: An integrated approach: Chapter 14 - Cliff Evans, Emma Tippins

    Chapter 14 - Preconceptions and the reality of learning disabilities. In this chapter students will be able: To appreciate the socially constructed nature of learning disability; to understand the historical precedents that inform current thinking; to be aware of the wide variety of causal events, processes and circumstances that can impact on these individuals;....

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  • Lecture Foundations of nursing: An integrated approach: Chapter 1 - Cliff Evans, Emma Tippins

    Lecture Foundations of nursing: An integrated approach: Chapter 1 - Cliff Evans, Emma Tippins

    Chapter 1 - The role of the nurse. This chapter presents the following content: The NMC and the nursing register, course design and the branches, the NMC and mentorship, the NMC & public protection, portfolio development and maintaining clinical knowledge and competence, educational techniques,...

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  • Lecture Foundations of nursing: An integrated approach: Chapter 3 - Cliff Evans, Emma Tippins

    Lecture Foundations of nursing: An integrated approach: Chapter 3 - Cliff Evans, Emma Tippins

    This chapter will initially guide the reader through both the form and function of the respiratory system; this will be aided by several exercises that the reader can undertake to consolidate new learning and provide evidence of professional development. The chapter progresses into discussing several disease processes that impact on respiratory function resulting in both acute hospital and primary care presentations and a chronically reduced...

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  • Lecture Foundations of nursing: An integrated approach: Chapter 16 - Cliff Evans, Emma Tippins

    Lecture Foundations of nursing: An integrated approach: Chapter 16 - Cliff Evans, Emma Tippins

    Chapter 16 - Pharmacology and drug calculations. In this chapter, you will: Gain understanding of what is meant by the terms pharmacology, pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics; learn about the stages of absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of medication; understand the importance of careful prescribing for older patients; understand the importance of patient education and concordance in provision of medications;....

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  • Lecture Foundations of nursing: An integrated approach: Chapter 11 - Cliff Evans, Emma Tippins

    Lecture Foundations of nursing: An integrated approach: Chapter 11 - Cliff Evans, Emma Tippins

    This chapter focuses on several organs that collectively provide the individual with their insight into the outside world. The ability to ‘sense’ is a primitive function developed through thousands of years of evolutionary change. The senses are taken for granted by those with a fully functioning ability, but for many a combination of congenital, degenerative and acute pathologies results in a decreased ability in one or more of these...

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  • Lecture Foundations of nursing: An integrated approach: Chapter 15 - Cliff Evans, Emma Tippins

    Lecture Foundations of nursing: An integrated approach: Chapter 15 - Cliff Evans, Emma Tippins

    Chapter 15 - First aid knowledge and skills. After studying this chapter you will be able: Gain knowledge and insight into common injuries that would benefit from immediate first aid intervention, gain understanding of the professional issues involved in attending accidents, gain insight into several commonly used first aid techniques including dressings and bandages,...

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