A History of Nursing
A History of Nursing

A History of Nursing explores the history of nursing by investigating the earliest records of the caring profession, how it progressed and what established it along the way to becoming the nursing we see today. It starts at the beginning of the story –  how, once upon a time, all we had to depend on was Mother Nature.

Over time, education and standards improved for the safety, development and governance of the profession. Not everything was plain sailing and the book introduces lesser-known people who made this possible, sometimes at great cost to themselves, and the effect military nursing had on the nineteenth century in turning nursing from religious principles to the secular standards we see today.

How did nursing go from being knowledge handed down through ancient scripts, folklore and sometimes by accident, to the degree-level, accountable practice of modern times? And why do nurses not wear hats anymore? A History of Nursing answers all these questions and more.

 

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Confessions of a Male Nurse
Confessions of a Male Nurse

From stampeding nudes to inebriated teenagers, Michael Alexander never knew what he was getting himself into. But now, sixteen years since he first launched into his nursing career – as the only man on a gynaecology ward – he’s pretty much had to deal with everything…

Body parts that came off in his hands.

Teenagers with phantom pregnancies.

Doctors unable to tell the difference between their left and right.

Violent drunks.

Singing relatives.

Sexism.

… and more nudity than the sex industry.

 

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Doctors and Nurses Mug
Doctors and Nurses Mug

This fine bone china mug was handcrafted in Staffordshire, England.

 

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Human Body Mug
Human Body Mug

This fine bone china mug was handcrafted in Staffordshire, England.

One side features a diagram of the human skeleton while the other details the muscles in the body.

 

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Notes on Hospitals
Notes on Hospitals

The founder of modern nursing expressed her revolutionary ideas of hospital reform in these two essays, published in 1859 and presented the previous year at the Social Science Congress. During the Crimean War, Florence Nightingale achieved renown as The Lady with the Lamp, the tireless caretaker of wounded soldiers. Afterward, Nightingale searched Europe for innovations to help the army improve its hospital care. This report of her findings and suggestions had a profound effect on the medical community and reestablished the author as an international healthcare authority.

Despite the advances in medical knowledge since Nightingale’s era, her common-sense approach continues to form a solid foundation for nursing. In these essays she voices the importance of hygiene―fresh air and water, cleanliness, proper drainage, and ample light―as well as ongoing consideration for patients’ feelings. Nightingale’s ability to effectively articulate her ideas impressed her contemporaries and continues to influence modern readers. This volume serves as a companion to Nightingale’s classic of nursing literature, Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not.

 

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Pandemic Boardgame
Pandemic Boardgame

As skilled members of a disease-fighting team, you and the other players work together to keep the world safe from outbreaks and epidemics. Only through teamwork will you have a chance to find a cure. Pandemic is a cooperative board game in which players work as a team to treat infections around the world while gathering resources for cures. First published in 2007, the game’s distinct combination of cooperative gameplay, engrossing premise and compelling design have proved a hit with everyone from hard-core gamers to casual players. The Pandemic game line includes multiple expansions and stand-alone titles. You and your team are the only things standing in the way of deadly diseases that threaten the world. The fate of humanity is in your hands.

 

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Men’s Meds Socks
Men’s Meds Socks

These meds socks are a great gift idea for any nurse or medical professional!

 

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Women’s Meds Socks
Women’s Meds Socks

These socks are a must have for any nurse or medical professional.

 

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Giant Microbe Chickenpox
Giant Microbe Chickenpox

Giantmicrobes are based on actual microbes, cells, organisms and other critters, only 1,000,000 times actual size!

Chickpox causes painful and itchy rashes lasting on average 12 days. It spreads easily as direct contact with a chickenpox blister or the saliva from an infected person can spread chickenpox to other people. Chickenpox (Varicella-Zoster Virus) lives in the top layer skin cells (chickenpox) and dormantly lives in sensory nerve cells (when active, causes shingles). Chickenpox lives in the top layer skin cells and dormantly lives in sensory nerve cells (when active, causes shingles).

 

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Blood Bag Charm
Blood Bag Charm

Small charm in the shape of a blood bag featuring the different blood types. Ideal for attaching to your bag, phone or keys!

 

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Syringe Pen Pack
Syringe Pen Pack

Fun novelty pens in the shape of a syringe. A great gift for someone in the medical profession.

 

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Replacement Body Parts Sweets
Replacement Body Parts Sweets

These fun replacement body parts will satisfy any sweet tooth!

 

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