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Advancing Practice in Rehabilitation Nursing by Rebecca Jester

By Rebecca Jester

Nurses play a key position within the rehabilitation procedure - maximising the standard of lifestyles and independence of people following trauma, affliction or enduring power sickness. Advancing perform in Rehabilitation Nursing presents an in-depth research of professional perform in rehabilitation nursing. It examines the study foundation underlying medical perform and identifies distinct attributes of the nursing function in the context of multidisciplinary and multi-agency operating. the 1st a part of Advancing perform in Rehabilitation Nursing explores normal ideas of expert rehabilitation perform, that are utilized to either neighborhood and in-patient settings. the second one half addresses particular matters in center components of perform together with stroke, got mind damage, spinal harm, orthopaedic rehabilitation and administration of individuals with long term stipulations.

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Justifiably, specialist rehabilitation units must have specific admission criteria to ensure that those patients who will benefit from rehabilitation gain access as rapidly as possible. Specialist nurses have an important role in working with other members of the multidisciplinary team to develop specific admission criteria that engender National Service Framework recommendations and to ensure the appropriate assessment of potential patients against those criteria. Also, they should work with colleagues within the acute setting to ensure that admission criteria and the assessment of patients is understood by all parties, and that the referral process is transparent and efficient to avoid unnecessary delay in transferring suitable patients to specialist rehabilitation services, minimise inappropriate referrals to the rehabilitation unit and maximise the efficiency of rehabilitation services by effective bed utilisation.

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UKCC (1994) The Future of Professional Practice: The Council’s Standards for Education and Practice Following Registration. London, UKCC. Waters K. (1996) Rehabilitation: core themes in gerontological nursing. In: A Textbook of Gerontological Nursing: Perspectives on Practice. London, Baillière-Tindall, pp. 238–257. APIC02 28 10/10/06, 10:39 AM Rehabilitation Settings 29 Chapter 3 Rehabilitation Settings Rebecca Jester Traditionally, rehabilitation has been delivered mainly within inpatient settings.

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