Wendy Preston, a Nurse Consultant at George Eliot Hospital and nationally-recognised expert on respiratory nursing care, has become a published author on the topic.
Respiratory nurses deal with conditions such as bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, emphysema, and lung cancer. They work with patients of all ages.
The 150-page guide ‘Respiratory Nursing at a Glance’ is aimed at nurses and healthcare students and health professionals at all levels. The new guide covers a wide range of topics including assessment and diagnosis, medication, management of care and common respiratory diseases. Four other George Eliot nurses also contributed to book chapters; Tom Moreton, Tracy Kates, Lisa Taylor and Jo Coyle.
Wendy said: “It was a great experience to be part of this new book and I hope it will help professionals across the country provide better care for respiratory patients. We deliberately took a highly visual approach so that people can quickly read up on key information and grasp the essentials of respiratory care.”
George Eliot Hospital’s Director of Nursing, Michelle Norton said: “It’s fantastic that our patients can benefit from the knowledge that Wendy has on respiratory nursing and she is a great asset to the hospital. We are all very proud of her and to be published is a great achievement.”
The book was published in collaboration with the Association of Respiratory Nurses and officially launched in London on 26 September. Copies can be obtained by visiting www.wileynursing.com
Homepage photograph features Wendy Preston, Nurse Consultant with Carol Kelly PHD and Matthew Hodson, Chair of Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists (ARNS)