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New manual on long-term conditions for General Practice Nurses

New manual on long-term conditions for General Practice Nurses

Publication date: Thursday, 02 February 2017
Contributor(s): Jeremy Bray

A practical down-to-earth manual on the whole range of long-term conditions has been written for UK general practice nurses by a former GP Diana Hutchinson and contributing expert editors. It is written in an engaging way and will be a valuable reference tool for GP surgeries.

Senior nurses have reviewed individual chapters covering their area of expertise to ensure that readers have the most up-to-date practical information they need. The book also includes chapters on consultation skills, health promotion, and professionalism and trust.

The book provides a quick way for new practice nurses to learn the basics about long-term conditions and will also be useful to the wider primary healthcare team including doctors, nurses, healthcare assistants and students. It also provides ideas for revalidation portfolios and prompts to incorporate evidence-based best practice into your local practice.

The text explains the general principles of good care, so is suitable for all four nations of the United Kingdom, regardless of local performance targets. It includes suggestions to help nurses meet revalidation requirements. The book is meant to be easy to read, although the material is underpinned by rigorous academic research.

Naturally any book on these topics will become outdated, but readers are encouraged to contact the author with updates and keep their eyes on the blog on the website which features updated information from new guidelines, audits and clinical studies.

The paperback is available from Amazon at £12.99 or as a Kindle ebook at £8.99.

Chapters in ‘Long term conditions’

  1. Consultation skills
  2. Health promotion
  3. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  4. Asthma
  5. Prevention of cardiovascular disease
  6. Hypertension
  7. Heart failure
  8. Atrial fibrillation
  9. Stroke and transient ischaemic attack
  10. Diabetes
  11. Epilepsy
  12. Learning disability
  13. Hypothyroidism
  14. Osteoarthritis
  15. Osteoporosis
  16. Dementia
  17. Mental health
  18. Professionalism and trust

Profits from the sale of the book will be donated to Médecins Sans Frontières‎ (MSF). The brave doctors and nurses of MSF are working in a number of conflict areas around the world including Yemen where they are providing emergency care for casualties of the civil war.

Disclaimer: The responsibility for a patient’s care lies solely with the healthcare professional responsible for that care. Clinicians should use their own judgement when interpreting information from the book or the website. They should decide how best to apply the information to the management of their patients, as it is not exhaustive and may not reflect the most recent medical research. Any patient, reading the book, the ebook or the website, is advised that general recommendations may not apply to them, so they should seek individual advice from a health professional.

More information

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Category: Have You Heard
Edition: Volume 2 Number 1 PCCJ Online 2017
Contributor(s): Jeremy Bray

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