Nurse On Call

Author: Edith Cotterill

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409003337

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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'Never had I seen so many fleas! Startled by the daylight, they leapt in all directions, particularly mine. Quickly I peeled off her stockings and threw them on the fire, but by now the fleas had invaded her combinations. As for the fur coat, I shuddered to think ...' Training in a hospital in the 1930s, Edith Cotterill's long hours on the wards included encouraging leeches to attach to patients (a task much harder than you might think) and the disposal in the furnace of amputated limbs. Although hospital life did have its compensations - it was there during World War 2 an injured sailor who became her husband. After the birth of their two daughters, Edith returned to work in the 1950s as a district nurse. Whether she was ridding ageing spinsters of fleas or dishing out penicillin and enemas, Edith approached even the most wayward of patients with humour, compassion and warmth.

District Nurse on Call

Author: Donna Douglas

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147353903X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 5092


THE BRAND NEW BOOK BY SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR DONNA DOUGLAS Her second book in The Nurses of Steeple Street series The Nightingale Christmas Show is available to PRE-ORDER NOW! ***** West Yorkshire, 1926. After completing her training in Steeple Street, Agnes Sheridan is looking forward to making her mark as Bowden's first district nurse, confident she can make a difference in the locals’ lives. But when Agnes arrives, she’s treated with suspicion, labelled just another servant of the wealthy mine owners. The locals would much rather place their trust in the resident healer – Hannah Arkwright. And when the General Strike throws the village into turmoil, the miners and their families face hunger and hardship, and Agnes finds her loyalties tested. Now it’s time to prove whose side she is really on and to fight for her place in the village . . . 'Full of well drawn characters and intriguing relationships. Donna Douglas skilfully charts her heroine's attempts to be accepted . . . uncovering secrets, heartbreak and lost loves along the way!' Mary Gibson, author of Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts

Matron on Call

Author: Joan Woodcock

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755361547

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 189

View: 3022


Joan Woodcock always dreamed of becoming a nurse. And in 1966 the dream came true. From her very first day as a naive sixteen-year-old cadet, standing nervously outside the matron's office, this is Joan's story of an eventful career spanning over forty years in NHS nursing. Working on hospital wards, casualty units and out in the community, as well as stints in a prison and a police unit dealing with sexual assault, Joan has seen it all. In this moving memoir she gives an honest, revealing account of a challenging, unpredictable and ultimately rewarding life in nursing. From an early encounter with a horrific axe injury, to the patient who swallowed their suppositories, to daily dealings with difficult patients and all kinds of bodily fluids, Joan shares memories of laughter and tragedy, and of the now defunct matron system that at one time instilled nurses with such high standards of professionalism and patient care.

Nursing Practice, Policy and Change

Author: Marjorie Gott

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1138030252

Category: Medical

Page: 136

View: 6312


Many drugs requiring intravenous infusion are used in situations where precise and rapid administration are essential. A simple miscalculation can easily lead to a massive error in dose administration with disastrous medical consequences. This is the living nightmare of every sleep deprived junior doctor. Intravenous Infusions: A Guide To Their Calculation contains the vital information which doctors, nurses and pharmacists need on those occasions demanding quick decisions. It could save lives.

Health Care in Crisis

Author: Theresa Morris

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479813524

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 5870


More and more not-for-profit hospitals are becoming financially unstable and being acquired by large hospital systems. The effects range from not having necessary life-saving equipment to losing the most experienced nurses to better jobs at other hospitals. In Health Care in Crisis, Theresa Morris takes an in-depth look at how this unintended consequence of the Affordable Care Act plays out in a non-profit hospital's obstetrical ward. Based on ethnographic observations of and in-depth interviews with obstetrical nurses and hospital administrators at a community, not-for-profit hospital in New England, Health Care in Crisis examines how nurses' care of patients changed over the three-year period in which the Affordable Care Act was implemented, state Medicaid funds to hospitals were slashed, and hospitals were being acquired by a for-profit hospital system. Morris explains how the tumultuous political-economic changes have challenged obstetrical nurses, who are at the front lines of providing care for women during labor and birth. --

Ambulatory Care Management and Practice

Author: Albert E. Barnett,Gloria G. Mayer

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780834203136

Category: Medical

Page: 548

View: 9361


The all-in-one guide to a successful ambulatory care business! This co mprehensive handbook presents effective methods of providing health ca re within the ambulatory care setting, including: information on how t o structure and organize a medical group, the role of the medical dire ctor; professional and technical nursing; the collaboration of physici ans and nurses; staffing and scheduling methodologies; quality assuran ce; utilization review; risk management; information systems; and much more.

Nursing the Nation

Author: Jean C. Whelan

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813585996

Category: Medical

Page: 194

View: 2098


Modern health care cannot exist without professional nurses. Throughout the twentieth century, there was seldom a sustained period when the supply of nurses was equal to demand. Nursing the Nation offers a historical analysis of the relationship between the development of nurse employment arrangements with patients and institutions and the appearance of nurse shortages from 1890 to 1950. The response to nursing supply and demand problems by health care institutions and policy-making organizations failed to address nurse workforce issues adequately, and this failure resulted in, at times, profound and lengthy nurse shortages. Nurses also lost the ability to control their own destiny within health care institutions while nevertheless establishing themselves as the most critical part of health care provision today.

A Call Girl with Her Clothes On

Author: Cozette Zimmerman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1663223335

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 76

View: 8399


What happens when a college student finds herself in need of some extra cash, and she only has time to work at night? Starting in 2019, author Cozette Zimmerman took a fairly generic part-time job working nights as a hospital phone operator while working full-time on her college degree. In that job, she soon discovered that sometimes, at three o’clock in the morning, people really just need a better adult to tell them what to do—and her role was to be that better adult. For the first eight months, the calls were fairly regular and routine—well, as routine as a medical emergency in the middle of the night can be. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit and changed everything. A Call Girl with Her Clothes On shares hilarious true accounts of working with patients during medical emergencies before and in the midst of a global pandemic. These short stories recall conversations and events that have stayed with Zimmerman, leaving her to wonder about the fate of the world.

On Call

Author: David C. Thompson M.D.

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 1600669964

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 2624


Dr. David Thompson is on call. First came the call of God to medical missions; then a phone call announced the brutal murder of David's parents at the hands of the Viet Cong. Later another call carried the determined missionary kid through medical school. Today, David Thompson responds to the persistent calls of the sick and dying at the Bongolo Mission Hospital in Gabon, West Africa.