1. Anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract
2. Mouth, pharynx, oesophagus and stomach
3. Small bowel
5. Rectum and anus
8. Gall bladder
9. Nursing assessment
10. Investigating the gut
13. Clinical nutrition
14. Colorectal cancer
15. Inflammatory bowel disease
16. Paediatric gastrointestinal care
17. Drugs in gastrointestinal care
18. Gastrointestinal emergencies
19. Bowel care
21. Stoma care
22. Other issues in gastrointestinal care
Nurses must deliver up-to-date, clinically effective, evidence-based care across a range of settings and develop nursing services to meet changing demands. The thoroughly revised and restructured Oxford Handbook of Gastrointestinal Nursing 2nd edition is tailored to provide the essential knowledge nurses need; at their fingertips when they need it.
This handbook will guide the reader through the care of patients with a wide range of conditions of the gastrointestinal tract. Each chapter is written in a consistent structure for ease-of-use, including symptoms, causes, investigations, and treatments. Key information is provided clearly and succinctly with tables and bullet points. Chapters cover everything from anatomy to the appropriate treatment or nursing care. It now includes new conditions including colorectal cancer, anal warts, cleft lip, and volvulus, as well as the enhanced recovery after surgery pathway. Providing key summaries of common problems and essential issues, it will provide both an invaluable reference for gastrointestinal nurses, as well as a precise, targeted guide for nurses from other specialties caring for patients with GI problems.
- Provides fast access to targeted information from anatomy to appropriate treatment and care, addressing major nursing concerns
- Describes important topics clearly and succinctly, using bullet points, tables and illustrations for the busy nurse
- Written by experienced nurses, incorporating years of practical clinical expertise
New to this Edition:
- Fully updated with the latest evidence-based guidelines, providing clear, trustworthy advice for practising nurses
- Includes a brand new chapter on colorectal cancer
- Contains key new information on conditions such as cleft lip, anal warts, and volvulus
Jennie Burch, Head Of St Mark's Nurse Education, St Mark's Hospital, Harrow, UK,Brigitte Collins, Global Clinical Education Manager, MacGregor Healthcare Ltd, Macmerry, East Lothian, UK
Jennie Burch has been a registered nurse for 25 years, most of which have been spent working in the field of gastrointestinal nursing. This experience has included working in colorectal, urology, breast oncology and diabetic wards; plus many years as a stoma specialist nurse, research nurse and enhanced recovery after surgery nurse before moving into gastrointestinal education. Jennie has written or contributed to over 150 peer-reviewed articles, written chapters for or edited several books as well as giving presentations in the UK and worldwide. She has also gained a Master's degree in gastrointestinal nursing.
Brigitte Collins has for numerous years worked in the field of bowel care in particular colorectal wards, as a specialist nurse in stoma care and colorectal cancer. For 14 years she worked at St Marks Hospital as the Lead Nurse in Biofeedback Therapy where she managed a team of healthcare professionals in the world of bowel dysfunction, with each member of the team governing their own caseload from assessment through to discharge with excellent results in patient outcomes. In 2018 Brigitte took early retirement from the NHS and was fortunate enough to take up a post as a Global Clinical Education Manager with MacGregor Healthcare Limited where she has been able to influence education, research, audit, evaluation and product development in the world of rectal/transanal irrigation for bowel dysfunction.