This book is intended primarily for the first-year student nurse, although all nurses will find it of great use. The authors cover the fundamentals of nursing from the most routine procedures - such as bedmaking and disinfecting - to the most challenging - such as dealing with haemorrhage, poisoning and other emergencies. Throughout the book great attention is paid to the details of nursing care. It is an excellent foundation on which all subsequent knowledge of nursing practices and procedures can be built.
This new edition has been adapted to make it applicable to situations and conditions commonly encountered in Africa. All measurements are given in SI units and conversion tables between the imperial and metric systems are provided.
D. S. Usman SRN, SCM, QN, HV, RNT. Principal, School of Nursing, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria. J. O. Obajemihin BSc (Nursing Education) Ibadan, NRN, Orthopaedic Nurse, Nurse Tutor, School of Nursing, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria. C. O. Adegbite MHP (University of New South Wales), BSc (Nursing Education and Administration) Ibadan, NRN, NRM. Nurse Tutor, School of Nursing, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria. M. F. Bray SRN, SCM, RNT. Former Principal, School of Nursing, Wusasa Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria. J. S. Ross RGN, RFN, RNT, Sister Tutor Certificate (University of Edinburgh). Formerly: Director of Nurse Training, North Edinburgh School of Nursing; Principal Tutor, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh; Examiner to the General Nursing Council for Scotland; Departmental Sister, Orthopaedic Department, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow; Nursing Sister and Sister Tutor, Colonial Nursing Service, Ghana. K. J. W. Wilson OBE, BSc, PhD, RGN, SCM, RNT. Examiner, Degree courses for nurses, Leeds Polytechnic, Dundee Technical College and Chelsea College, University of London. Consulting Editor, "International Journal of Nursing Studies." Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Birmingham. Formerly: Senior Lecturer, Department of Nursing Studies, University of Edinburgh; Visiting Professor, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium (WHO); Nursing Research Liaison Officer, West Midlands Region; Member, Regional Nurse Traing Committee, West Midlands; Principal Tutor, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh; Nursing Sister, Colonial Nursing Service, Ghana