Book Me – August 2015

In this issue:

  • 25% Off Books for Members;
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text;
  • An Outback Nurse;
  • Nurse’s Pocket Drug Guide 2015;
  • Midwifery Continuity of Care;
  • Murtagh’s Practice Tips;
  • Personalisation & Dementia.
All books reviewed below are available for loan plus can be ordered through the distributor or publisher; please follow the links given with each review.  For further advice on borrowing items from the Library please see the footer below.

News for Members

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.


Special Interest

An Outback Nurse

Book Me - August 2015 - An Outback Nurse
Author(s) : Thea Hayes
ISBN : 978176011328
RRP : $32.99
Publisher : Allen & Unwin
Distributor : Allen & Unwin

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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.


Nurse’s Pocket Drug Guide 2015

Book Me - August 2015 - Nurses Pocket Drug Guide 2015

Author(s) : Judith Barberio, Leonard Gomella, Susan Underwood & Claudia Beck
ISBN : 9780071835183
RRP : $90 – NSWNMA member discount available
Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
Distributor : McGraw Hill Professional

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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.


Midwifery Continuity of Care: A Practice Guide

Book Me - August 2015 - Midwifery Continuity of Care

Author(s) : Caroline Homer, Pat Brodie & Nicky Leap
ISBN : 9780729538442
RRP : $69.95
Publisher : Churchill Livingstone Elsevier
Distributor : Churchill Livingstone Elsevier

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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’s Practice Tips, 6th ed.

Book Me - August 2015 - Murtagh's Practice Tips

Author(s) : John Murtagh
ISBN : 9781743070123
RRP : $90 – NSWNMA member discount available
Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
Distributor : McGraw Hill Professional

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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.


Personalisation & Dementia: A Guide for Person-Centred Practice

Book Me - August 2015 - Personalisation & Dementia

Author(s) : Helen Sanderson & Gill Bailey
ISBN : 9781849053792
RRP : $49.95
Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Distributor : Footprint Books

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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.


NB: some books are reviewed using information supplied and have not been independently reviewed.

Borrowing from the Library:

  • Loans are available for members, associate members and employees of the NSWNMA;
  • Standard loan period is three (3) weeks for all items except reference and journal materials, which can only be used in the Library, by appointment;
  • Renewals and extensions are available on request, and will depend on whether the item has been reserved by another Library patron;
  • Items are sent by regular post along with a suitable reply paid, self-addressed envelope or satchel to facilitate returns;
  • Overdue items will prevent further loans.

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