The Biological Basis of Clinical Observations

Author:

William T. Blows

Publisher:

Routledge india

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Publisher

Routledge india

Publication Year 2012
ISBN-13

9780415674621

ISBN-10 041567462X
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 306 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 24 X 18 X 1.5
Weight (grms) 544


Accurate clinical observations are key to good patient care and fundamental to clinical practice. A thorough understanding of the biological science underlying vital observations – such as taking the temperature or measuring the pulse – enables health professionals to make well-informed clinical decisions quickly and accurately. To be fully competent in these basic skills, there is a need to understand not only how and why procedures are performed, but also how results are affected, for example by variation in technique or the health status of the patient.


This new edition integrates clear explanations of the techniques involved in these procedures with the biological knowledge which gives them meaning. For each topic, William T. Blows explains the pathological basis for variations in observed results, focusing on relevant anatomy and physiology, genetics and pharmacology and the basic principles of care. This helpful text gives health practitioners at all levels the understanding needed to:


·         Perform clinical observations accurately


·         Make accurate judgments about the patient’s condition


·         Make accurate decisions concerning patient care.


 


William T. Blows

William T. Blows is Lecturer in Applied Biological Sciences at City University, London. He is also the author of The Biological Basis of Mental Health Nursing and The Biological Basis of Nursing: Cancer.
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