'A Practice Manual for Community Nursing in Australia' is an evidence-based practice companion for community nurses. It has been specifically developed for Australian nursing students and community nurses practising within the Australian community health care context because community nursing practice requires unique ways of knowing, understanding and practicing. Focussing on the common elements of community nursing practice and framed by primary health care principles, best practice is promoted through the inclusion of guidelines to assist decision making and the detailed descriptions of procedures commonly performed in community health care delivery.
The editors and contributors highlight key challenges in Australian community nursing practice, including the reality of the community care environment and the potential boundaries. Insight is provided into practice issues including informed consent, clinical governance, risk and incident management, infection control, disaster response; assessment and documentation practices, manual handling, clinical competency and client education.
Debbie Kralik is Director of Research, Royal District Nursing Service, South Australia. Katherine Trowbridge is Research Associate, Royal District Nursing Service, South Australia. Judy Smith is Executive Director of Nursing and Client Services, Royal District Nursing Service, South Australia.
, Katherine Trowbridge
, Judy Smith
Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
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26 September 2008
Professional and scholarly
List of contributors vii Preface xi Acknowledgements xiv 1 Approaches to community nursing care 1 Antonia van Loon 2 Clinical governance 20 Anne Maddock 3 Informed consent 33 Elizabeth Crock 4 Assessment 52 Lisa Turner, Julianne Siggins and Stephen Harding 5 Incident management and mandatory reporting 76 Anne Maddock and Katherine Trowbridge 6 Community infection control and prevention practice 94 Ramon Shaban and Belinda Henderson 7 Disaster planning and management 109 Paul Arbon 8 Care of people with chronic conditions 128 Debbie Kralik 9 Mental health 149 Janette Curtis, Yvonne White and Jennifer Harland 10 Addiction and homelessness 166 Janette Curtis, Jennifer Harland and Yvonne White 11 Continence 184 Norah Bostock and Carolyn Roe 12 Diabetes care 215 Jane Giles, Kate Visentin and Pauline Hill 13 Vascular access device management in the community 240 Lisa Turner 14 Child and maternal health 260 Gay Edgecombe, Creina Mitchell and Irene Ellis 15 Medication support 291 Katherine Trowbridge 16 Nutritional support 312 Elaine Tooke and Scott King 17 Caring for older people 337 Megan O'Donnell, Rhonda Nay and Margaret Winbolt 18 Palliative care 362 Cathy Bennett and Dianne Roughton 19 Personal care 396 Scott King and Elaine Tooke 20 Stoma care 416 Carmen George 21 Wound management 436 Sue Templeton 22 Systemic reactions and anaphylaxis 461 Deryn Thompson, Kate Visentin and Colleen Smith 23 New and emerging technologies 479 Moya Conrick Index 497
About the Editors: Debbie Kralik is Director of Research, Royal District Nursing Service, South Australia. Katherine Trowbridge is Research Associate, Royal District Nursing Service, South Australia. Judy Smith is Executive Director of Nursing and Client Services, Royal District Nursing Service, South Australia.