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25% Off Books for Members
The NSWNMA is pleased to announce that McGraw Hill Publishers is offering our members a 25 per cent discount off the recommended retail price of all medical titles, plus a range of other professional series books! Simply log in to the Association’s member-only page, scroll down to the ‘Discount Books’ section and click on the promotion code image to open the McGraw Hill website. For complete instructions please read this further information page or for assistance please contact the NSWNMA library.
Access to CINAHL Plus with Full Text
Members can now access the CINAHL Plus with Full Text research database directly! Simply log in to the Association’s member-only page then click on the CINAHL link. CINAHL Plus with Full Text the definitive research tool for nursing and allied health literature, providing full text for more than 750 journals and thousands of articles dating back to 1937. It also includes searchable cited references, legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials. For further information or assistance please contact the NSWNMA library.
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A year out from her nurse training in Sydney, Thea Hayes was catapulted from the safety of her city life into the unknown world of the Outback. Thea knew nothing of the place she was soon to call home, Wave Hill Station in the Northern Territory. The second largest property in the world under one management, it covered four million acres! An Outback Nurse is a story of overcoming the odds to find your place in the world. It’s a story of falling in love with the land and finding love on the land. But it’s also the story of growing up on one of Australia’s most famous outback stations, a place where history was made.
Now in its ninth edition, this guide includes key “must know” facts of commonly used medications and herbs plus other essential information for the student, practicing nurse and healthcare provider. Medications are listed by prescribing class and individual medications are listed in alphabetical order by generic name. The guide identifies the most frequently used and clinically important medications, including branded, over-the-counter and more than 1200 generic products. Uses are described, as are actions, dosages, contraindications, side effects, interactions, common laboratory test results and Nursing Indications &/or Patient Education (NIPE) information.
Written by a team of international contributors including several from Australia, this book provides advice and direction on establishing midwifery continuity of care within the mainstream public health system. The authors analyse the current evidence-base for midwifery continuity of care and also list experiences and suggestions drawn from their own practice. Examples bring to life the challenges of introducing new ways of organising maternity services and the process of achieving sustainable change. The book covers the spectrum of midwifery practice and primarily reaches out to publicly funded midwives in practice, managers of midwifery units, financial managers and planners of health services, policy makers and executives. At the same time, independent and private practice midwives, plus women and women’s groups interested in maternity services, may also find aspects of the book useful.
Murtagh provides tried-and-tested approaches to treatment as well as improvised methods using convenient tools and readily available equipment, in this extensively updated and redesigned sixth edition. Essential information and step-by-step instructions are drawn from John Murtagh’s broad experience in practice. More than 450 detailed illustrations are included throughout the text, which covers topics including: emergency procedures, musculoskeletal injections, wound management, foot problems, common trauma, principles for fractures, removal of foreign bodies, ENT and eyes, and tips on treating children.
At the heart of “personalisation” is the notion that people should not simply be passive recipients of services, but should be able to exercise direction over their support, which should be designed around and with them. This practical guide explains how to deliver personalised services and support for people with dementia through a range of simple, evidence-based practices. Strategies for ensuring a good match between the person with dementia and the staff and volunteers supporting them are also described. The final chapter introduces a tool for tracking progress in delivering appropriate personalised support for people with dementia living in care homes.
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