Liver Diseases: An Essential Guide for Nurses and Health Care Professionals

Publication Year: 2009

Edition: 1st

Authors/Editor: Sargent, Suzanne

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 978-1-40-516306-4

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A comprehensive, evidence-based, practical guide to the nursing care and management of patients with liver disease

Liver disease is a rapidly growing speciality, and nurses and health care professionals need to have the relevant knowledge and skills to care for patients with liver problems in a safe and effective way.

This book explores a range of liver conditions, including cirrhosis, portal hypertension, alcoholic liver disease, viral hepatitis, autoimmune hepatitis, Wilson’s disease and acute liver failure. It looks at the anatomy & physiology of the liver, assessment of liver function and diagnostic studies, acute and chronic liver disease, pregnancy related liver disease, liver transplantation and infectious liver diseases. For each condition the epidemiology, complications and nursing management are provided, along with illustrative case studies and further reading. It's an invaluable tool for all nurses and health care professionals working with people with liver disease.

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Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Wiley
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Sargent, Suzanne
ISBN: 978-1-40-516306-4
Specialty:
General Interest Nursing
Language: English
Edition: 1st
Pages: 325
Year: 2009

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