experts on the front lines
Whether you call your doctor's office with a problem, make a visit, or are treated in a hospital, chances are a nurse will answer your questions, skillfully directing you to the care you need. That's because nurses provide more hands-on care than any other health care professional. "Ask a Nurse" draws on the collective expertise of more than 550 nursing schools and 100 practicing nurses nationwide to bring you treatment advice for a wide range of physical complaints, from acne to heartburn to wheezing. This exhaustive resource includes
A comprehensive A-to-Z directory that answers questions about common ailments
Separate sections on health issues unique to men, women, and children
A complete guide to consumer rights
Plus advice on choosing a reliable pharmacist, putting together a home medical kit, making a hospital stay more comfortable, and more!
Every piece of advice was written by dedicated professionals who spend their days either caring for patients or training other nurses how to do so. They can tell you what works and what doesn't; when you need a doctor's care and what you can treat yourself. There is no better resource for practical health advice, so go ahead, ask a nurse!
Contents Introduction Part 1 Understanding Health and Well-Being Chapter 1 The Special Expertise of Nurses Chapter 2 Health Care at Home Part 2 Self-Care: Taking Care of Common Conditions Chapter 3 Common Conditions Chapter 4 Addictions and Eating Disorders Chapter 5 Men's Health Chapter 6 Women's Health Chapter 7 Children's Health Chapter 8 Sexual Health Part 3 Making Informed Choices Chapter 9 Preparing For and Surviving a Hospital Stay -- Consumer Rights Chapter 10 Medications and Pharmacists Chapter 11 Death and Dying Appendix A Resources Appendix B Participating Nursing Schools Nurse Commentators Index
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) represents 550 schools of nursing at public and private universities and senior colleges nationwide.
Karen Ignagni president and CEO of the American Association of Health Plans This book is a commonsense family resource that you'll go back to again and again, year after year.