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Clinical Skills for Nurses: Student Survival Skills
Clinical Skills for Nurses: Student Survival Skills
by Claire Boyd
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.19

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Clinical Skills for Nurses, 9 April 2014
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This book is as clear and accessible as the others in the series, so can be bought in good faith. As always, the layout of the book makes it highly readable, with nothing seeming extraneous to what is needed. Very user friendly, I have no hesitation in recommending this book to any nurse. Also handy for the qualified nurse who may need to deal with situations not normally found in their daily practice, (e.g. tracheostomy care). As another reviewer has mentioned, to have all the titles as a qualified nurse is extremely handy when supervising or mentoring student nurses


Medicine Management Skills for Nurses: Student Survival Skills
Medicine Management Skills for Nurses: Student Survival Skills
by Claire Boyd
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.19

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent and comprehensive text, 9 April 2014
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There are more medication administration errors by nurses than any other mistake, which of course is dangerous, and can be mortifying for both nurse and patient. This text is a salutary reminder on keeping the eye on the ball and to maintain accuracy and precision on all aspects of administration. Simply and well laid out, with very clear pathways throughout the book for easy reference. Recommended


Calculation Skills for Nurses: Student Survival Skills
Calculation Skills for Nurses: Student Survival Skills
by Claire Boyd
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.19

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A nursing essential text, 9 April 2014
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Calculation skills were never a part of my nurse training in “the old days”, (for me in the 70’s). As a qualified nurse, this publication is important for all nurses, at all levels. Sometimes it scares me that working out dosages was basically done on the hoof, and the only learning was on placement. I am particularly aware in my recent personal experience in palliative care using syringe drivers of the utmost importance of accuracy, which can be hard at 02:00, when faculties are a bit phased, and problems may occur, particularly if distracted with other responsibilities.

The book itself is sturdily produced, so can use much thumbing, printed on good quality paper. This may sound strange, but has to be a constant referral item in practice.

The only criticism I have is that there should be far more working examples, or perhaps a website to access what could be actually a limitless number


Correspondence
Correspondence
by Sigmund Freud
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 27.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Sigmund and Anna Freud, 8 April 2014
This review is from: Correspondence (Hardcover)
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For anyone who has had to plough through Freud’s publications on psychoanalysis for study reasons, and experienced those frustrating moments of not quite accessing properly his thoughts at times, this book is a delightful and insightful addition. Rather like visiting the Freud museum, the intimacy of the letters provides the senses with something extra of the man, and of course Anna the woman. There is something precious and fulfilling here that adds to both their extraordinary accomplishments in understanding the ways of the human mind. A book I will further dip into from time to time.


The Society of Timid Souls: Or, How to be Brave
The Society of Timid Souls: Or, How to be Brave
by Polly Morland
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 10.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Much food for thought, 8 April 2014
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I admit very much to being generally cynical about the general attitude and demeanour of people, a seeming surfeit of selfishness, and a general lack of courtesy and basic respect . A grumpy old man, who has to listen to the Saturday morning Radio 4 programme “Saturday Live” to re-kindle my faith in humanity.

For me this book breathes back hope in the state of the human condition, and yes I do have hope. She has such a broad brush in her book which is quite breathtaking, embracing the notion of courage in a grossly interesting way, which leaves the reader to discover what these virtues really mean for the individual.

A fascinating and delightful book with much to recommend it.


The Little Shadows
The Little Shadows
by Marina Endicott
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

3.0 out of 5 stars A trip down vaudeville lane, 8 April 2014
This review is from: The Little Shadows (Paperback)
An intriguing insight into the world of vaudeville, its many ups and downs, a world of tight relationships with an almost claustrophobic atmosphere. The role of the sexes is clearly delineated, and sexuality just bubbling away throughout. This is a tale of a hard world that is both tawdry at times, much pathos, but with obvious burgeoning artistic talent at others.

Some of the descriptions of the acts are a bit overdrawn I think, and needs close attention to light the imagination, but nevertheless paints a strong picture. Perhaps a tad too long, but I did enjoy it.


Netgear JWNR2010 N300 Wireless Router with External Antenna
Netgear JWNR2010 N300 Wireless Router with External Antenna
Price: 18.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You'll also require need a modem!!!, 28 Mar 2014
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To avoid any confusion, this review is for the Netgear N300 Wireless Router (JWNR2010v3). I say this because many of the reviews on this page (28/3/14) refer to other Netgear Routers.

Following be offered this item on the Amazon Vine program, I initially thought that this was a combined router / modem.

It is however simply a wireless router and that needs to be connected to a broadband modem.

That being said, set-up and connection is very easy and the router provides a very strong signal throughout our bungalow, indeed connecting it to my Netgear GS 208 *8 port Switch (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00AFVB41S) that is located in my office, some distance from the modem, I am able to receive an excellent signal, stronger than with my Apple Airport Extreme, to my iPad / Macbook Air some 50m away at the far end of the garden.

So for me a very useful addition to the home network, but if you’re after a combined modem / router look elsewhere.

My only problem to-date is that I have been unable to access the router via the ([...]) page.

Like all Netgear equipment it’s a well made unit and looks quite stylish with it’s black high-gloss finish.


Why Some Politicians Are More Dangerous Than Others
Why Some Politicians Are More Dangerous Than Others
by James Gilligan
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.70

4.0 out of 5 stars Statistics and Politics, 25 Mar 2014
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The use of statistics generally has a seedy reputation, particularly when relating to political issues where bias on interpretation is rife. This respected psychiatrist as author presents a very cogent and fascinating argument that deserves much credit. Certainly his psychoanalytic views on shame and guilt relating to links to homicide and suicide give much to think about, and some very interesting sociological observations on the nature of the maintenance of the status quo within society.


Allinson Allinson Easy Bake Yeast 100 g (Pack of 10)
Allinson Allinson Easy Bake Yeast 100 g (Pack of 10)
Offered by British Essentials
Price: 19.67

2.0 out of 5 stars Erratic and unreliable, 25 Mar 2014
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I am sighing, because I don't know of other manufacturers for dried yeast to buy easily that has results as good as fresh. I bought a batch of this product, and each tin has behaved differently. One tin can produce good results, and then the next abysmal, so having to throw it away. All I can say, is that in the batch of tins I bought, there is no consistency. I now just use fresh yeast, which although is a bit of a fiddle to weigh out, (8 oz for a 500gm worth of flour), can be frozen and gives fantastic results, far better than dried, and works out cheaper. I only use a bread maker, and with this appliance you just plonk the small piece of yeast in the pan as normal, and add the ingredients. There is a fantastic recipe in the Panasonic booklet. The results have been superb. There are many options now for buying fresh yeast, but this is one on Amazon which I have boughtFresh Yeast (8 x mini blocks). There is so much choice now, and it only takes a small place in the freezer to keep a huge batch.


The Sullivans - Series 1: Volume 4 [DVD]
The Sullivans - Series 1: Volume 4 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Lorraine Bayly

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure n, 11 Mar 2014
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I just love this series, along with A Country Practice. I used to buy the DVD's from EZY in Australia, but it started to get a bit expensive for me. I would love to watch Sons and Daughters again, but for whatever reason this series hasn't been released. Definitely a golden era for soaps. Very much a comfort zone for a couch potato.


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