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Occupational Health Nursing Guidelines for Primary Clinical Conditions, Fourth Edition is ready to assist you! This highly anticipated new edition continues to provide you with comprehensive and detailed guidance on the assessment, management, and referral of work-related and non-occupational health issues as well as the development of workplace health programs.
Divided into three sections, – Prevention and Screening, Primary Care, and Emergency Care – each of the more than 115 guidelines provides the definition, characteristics, objectives for care and outcomes, modes of treatment, necessity for referral, and an emphasis on follow-up. All guidelines have been reviewed and updated by an expert panel of occupational health nurses and physicians to provide a current and clear understanding of the clinical characteristics or treatment measures involved. Also included is a handy checklist for physician approval of the guidelines as Standing Orders.
The book has several sections related to the practice of occupational health nursing including Special Programs areas such as health surveillance, case management, respiratory protection, hearing conservation, disaster management, and much more.
The Occupational Health Resources Aids section assists the occupational health nurse in the delivery of occupational health services by providing forms for history taking and record keeping. Especially useful is a table of common prescriptive and non-prescriptive medications used in the occupational health setting with standing orders.
A final section of Appendices includes a list of reference resources, community resources, State Boards of Nursing, NIOSH Education and Research Centers, acronyms, and a glossary.
Long considered an important guide for clinical and programmatic areas in occupational health nursing practice, this new edition will provide a basis for actions that allow for, or rather demand, an individualized plan of care. The use of standardized clinical guidelines for nursing practice can help in the following ways:
• To provide for goal-oriented outcomes
• To guide the sytematic collection of data
• To enhance critical thinking and clinical management skills
• To maximize clinical decision-making
• To improve the quality and consistency of nursing care
• To guide the development of evaluative criteria
• To foster professional accountability