List books in category Medicine / Nursing

  • Mosby s Physical Examination Handbook - E-Book: Edition 7

    Mosby’s Physical Examination Handbook – E-Book: Edition 7
    Henry M. Seidel

    Be prepared in any clinical setting with this portable, full-color, illustrated guide. Key information includes differential diagnosis tips, pediatric variations, sample documentation, and other helpful assessment data for quick reference. Separate chapters cover age-specific exams for infants, children, and adolescents, the healthy female evaluation, and reporting and documenting findings.The two-column format featuring Exam Techniques, Expected Findings, and Unexpected Findings provides quick and reliable reference to key exam steps. Over 250 full-color figures depicting anatomy and physiology, exam procedures, and normal and abnormal findings offer a visual guide to performing exams. Documentation examples promote concise yet thorough patient charting for each system exam. Aids to Differential Diagnosis Tables summarize distinguishing characteristics of abnormalities, making it easier to identify patients’ symptoms. Lists of the equipment required in preparation for each system exam facilitate efficiency in the practice setting. Color-coded tables highlight pediatric variations and provide quick-reference coverage of developmental considerations specific to pediatric patients. Updates throughout reflect the latest research and evidence-based practice findings on all aspects of the physical exam. New content on electronic charting reflects the shift to electronic medical records in clinical practice and offers a current resource on what and how to chart. An updated drug table provides a list of physical findings potentially related to common classes of drugs.

  • Diagnosis Made Easier, Second Edition: Principles and Techniques for Mental Health Clinicians, Edition 2

    Diagnosis Made Easier, Second Edition: Principles and Techniques for Mental Health Clinicians, Edition 2
    James Morrison

    This popular practitioner guide and course text takes the reader step by step through diagnostic decision making in mental health. Acclaimed for both the clarity of his writing and his clinical expertise, James Morrison provides principles and decision trees for evaluating information from multiple sources and constructing a valid, clinically useful working diagnosis. More than 100 vivid vignettes–from the straightforward to the toughest cases–illustrate the practical application of these methods. Essential topics include developing a differential diagnosis and dealing with comorbidity. New to This Edition *Revised throughout for DSM-5. *Updated resources and suggested readings. See also Morrison's DSM-5® Made Easy, which explains DSM-5 diagnoses in clear language, illustrated with vivid case vignettes; The First Interview, Fourth Edition, which presents a framework for conducting thorough, empathic initial evaluations; and The Mental Health Clinician's Workbook, which uses in-depth cases and carefully constructed exercises to build the reader's diagnostic skills.

  • RN Pocket Guide: Edition 3

    RN Pocket Guide: Edition 3
    Paula Derr

    Designed for both beginning and experienced nurses, RN Pocket Guide, Third Edition is the ideal quick reference. With easy to use color coded tabs, it offers instant access to a comprehensive library of information in a convenient 3"x 5" pocket-size format. The new edition includes a new pediatric tab, updated CPR guidelines, and an updated drug list.

  • Philosophies and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice: Edition 3

    Philosophies and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice: Edition 3
    Janie B. Butts

    Philosophies and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice, Third Edition is an essential resource for advanced practice nursing students in mastr's and doctoral programs. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

  • The Patient s Voice Experiences of Illness

    The Patient’s Voice Experiences of Illness
    Jeanine Young-Mason

    Pause to see the world beyond the scientific and clinical. Each chapter in the book provides a brief memoir recounting an experience of illness, written either by the patient, a member of the patient’s family, or an advocate for the patient within the medical, legal, or judicial system.

  • Mosby s Pharmacology Memory NoteCards - E-Book: Visual, Mnemonic, and Memory Aids for Nurses, Edition 3

    Mosby’s Pharmacology Memory NoteCards – E-Book: Visual, Mnemonic, and Memory Aids for Nurses, Edition 3
    JoAnn Zerwekh

    Mosby's Pharmacology Memory NoteCards: Visual, Mnemonic, and Memory Aids for Nurses, 3rd Edition is a colorfully illustrated collection of spiral-bound cards that brings together the difficult drugs and topics related to pharmacology into one portable volume. Using a wide variety of learning aids, humor, illustrations, and mnemonics, this valuable tool helps you master pharmacology in class, in clinicals, and in preparation for the NCLEX® examination. Specific topics include: administration, antibiotics/antivirals, anticoagulants, cardiac drugs, CNS drugs, diuretics, endocrine drugs, GI drugs, musculoskeletal drugs, pain drugs, psychiatric drugs, pulmonary drugs, and reproductive/OB drugs. For practicing nurses, these cards provide an always-useful refresher on pharmacology.Over 90 cartoons offer humorous and memorable presentations of key drugs. Full-color cartoons and color-highlighted monographs provide a visually engaging way to learn. Mnemonics and other time-tested memory aids help you grasp and remember even the most difficult concepts. Thick pages and spiral-bound format create the perfect portable tool that is durable enough for the clinical environment. Colored thumb tabs at the bottom of the page allow you to quickly reference material. What You Need to Know sections on the back of each image give you more information about each illustrated topic in a quick and easy-to-review format. Colored highlights in the What You Need to Know sections draw your attention to key information: Serious/Life-Threatening Implications are highlighted in pink Most Frequent Side Effects are blue Important Nursing Implications are yellow Patient Teaching information is green NEW coverage throughout highlights contemporary and timely topics on pharmacology all in one clinical tool. 8 brand new cards focus on administration by inhalation, lovenox, fentanyl, and more. New mobile device version enables you to study on the go.

  • Treating OCD in Children and Adolescents: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach

    Treating OCD in Children and Adolescents: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach
    Martin E. Franklin

    From foremost experts, this authoritative work offers a framework for helping children overcome obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) using the proven techniques of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Therapists gain knowledge and tools to engage 6- to 18-year-olds and their parents and implement individualized CBT interventions, with a focus on exposure and response prevention. In a user-friendly, conversational style, the authors provide real-world clinical guidance illustrated with vivid case examples. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the volume's reproducible handouts in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. Building on the earlier OCD in Children and Adolescents: A Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Manual (by John March and Karen Mulle), this book reflects two decades of advances in the field; most of the content is completely new.

  • Fundamentals of Nursing - E-Book: Edition 9

    Fundamentals of Nursing – E-Book: Edition 9
    Patricia A. Potter

    It’s your complete guide to nursing — from basic concepts to essential skills! Fundamentals of Nursing, 9th Edition prepares you to succeed as a nurse by providing a solid foundation in critical thinking, evidence-based practice, nursing theory, and safe clinical care in all settings. With illustrated, step-by-step guidelines, this book makes it easy to learn important skills and procedures. Care plans are presented within a nursing process framework, and case studies show how to apply concepts to nursing practice. From an expert author team led by Patricia Potter and Anne Griffin Perry, this bestselling nursing textbook helps you develop the understanding and clinical reasoning you need to provide excellent patient care. 51 skills demonstrations provide illustrated, step-by-step instructions for safe nursing care — and include rationales for each step. 29 procedural guidelines provide streamlined, step-by-step instructions for performing basic skills.UNIQUE! Critical Thinking Models in each clinical chapter show how to apply the nursing process and critical thinking to achieve successful clinical outcomes.Evidence-Based Practice chapter shows how nursing research helps in determining best practices.UNIQUE! Caring for the Cancer Survivor chapter prepares nurses to care for cancer patients who may still face physical and emotional issues.Case studies include unique clinical application questions and exercises, allowing you to practice using care plans and concept maps.The 5-step nursing process provides a consistent framework for care, and is demonstrated in more than 20 care plans. 15 review questions in every chapter test your retention of key concepts, with answers available in the book and on the Evolve companion website.Practical study tools on Evolve include video clips of skills, skills checklists, printable key points, a fluid & electrolytes tutorial, a concept map creator, an audio glossary, and more.UNIQUE! Clear, streamlined writing style makes complex material more approachable. More than 20 concept maps show care planning for clients with multiple nursing diagnoses. Key points and key terms in each chapter summarize important content for more efficient review and study.Unexpected Outcomes and Related Interventions for each skill alert you to potential problems and appropriate nursing actions. Delegation coverage clarifies which tasks can and cannot be delegated. A glossary provides quick access to definitions for all key terms.

  • ACUTE & CRITICAL CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER: CASES IN DIAGNOSTIC REASONING

    ACUTE & CRITICAL CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER: CASES IN DIAGNOSTIC REASONING
    Suzanne M. Burns

    The ultimate, case-based guide for learning and teaching the art of diagnostic reasoning for acute and critical care nurse practitioners Written by experienced nurse practitioners working in acute and critical care settings,and endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), Acute & Critical Care Nurse Practitioner:Cases in Diagnostic Reasoning presents a wide range of acute and critical care patient cases focusing on diagnosis and management. This authoritative book is designed to help nurse practitioners and students learn how to proceed from a broad differential diagnosis to a specific management plan through expert analysis of patient data. While reconstructing the course of real-life clinical cases, the authors “think out loud” and reveal how they identify pertinent positives and significant negatives to support or refute items on their differential diagnoses list, and further incorporate laboratory and diagnostic testing results to establish a medical diagnosis. Each case includes a description of the management for the identified diagnosis. INCLUDES: · 71 cases based on real-life clinical scenarios · Analysis questions and case discussions to enable learners to actively participate ininductive and deductive reasoning · Cases that can be used to support course work, certification review, and job training The first of its kind, Acute & Critical Care Nurse Practitioner: Cases in Diagnostic Reasoning is an essential learning and teaching resource for students, clinicians, and clinical faculty to master the art of diagnostic reasoning.

  • Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment - E-Book: Practice Exercises for the NCLEX Exam, Edition 4

    Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment – E-Book: Practice Exercises for the NCLEX Exam, Edition 4
    Linda A. LaCharity

    Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment: Practice Exercises for the NCLEX® Examination, 4th Edition is the original and most popular NCLEX review book on the market focused exclusively on building prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment skills! Using a unique simple-to-complex approach, this best-selling text establishes your foundational knowledge of management of care, then provides exercises of increasing difficulty to help you transition to practice in today's fast-paced healthcare environment. This new edition features more than 60 pages of additional questions, a completely new pharmacology chapter and questions, a content re-alignment to match the latest National League for Nursing guidelines for delegation and patient assignment, increased inclusion of LGBTQ-related scenarios, updated infection control coverage, and much more!Answer keys offer a detailed rationale and an indication of the focus of the question to encourage formative assessment.Interactive practice quizzing on Evolve allows you to create a virtually unlimited number of practice sessions in Study Mode or Exam Mode.Emphasis on the NCLEX Examination’s management-of-care focus addresses the heavy emphasis on prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment in the current NCLEX-RN® Examination.Updated content throughout matches the latest evidence-based guidelines and treatment protocols.Improved navigation and usability with color tabs on the edges of the book's pages and with answers directly following each chapter.UNIQUE! Three-part organization establishes foundational knowledge and then provides exercises of increasing difficulty to help you build confidence in your prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment skills. NEW! More than 60 pages of new questions provide additional practice prepare you for the prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment questions on the NCLEX-RN® Exam.NEW! Pharmacology chapter and expanded pharmacology questions throughout prepare you for the strong pharmacology focus of the latest NCLEX-RN® Exam.NEW! Re-alignment of delegation and assignment content and answer key coding to reflect the latest National League for Nursing (NLN) guidelines on what constitutes delegation and what constitutes patient assignment. NEW! Increased emphasis on infection control addresses the growing problems of antibiotic resistance and the rapid spread of infectious disease resulting from our globally mobile society and from growing resistance to vaccination.NEW! Increased inclusion of LGBTQ scenarios and healthcare concerns prepares you for patient-centered care with LGBTQ clients.

  • NCLEX-PN Exam Prep: NCLEXPN Exam Prep ePub _3, Edition 3

    NCLEX-PN Exam Prep: NCLEXPN Exam Prep ePub _3, Edition 3
    Wilda Rinehart

    This is the eBook version of the print title. The eBook edition does not provide access to the test engine that accompanies the print book. Score Higher on the NCLEX-PN® Exam! We provide you with the proven study tools and expert insight that will help you score higher on your exam www.pearsonITcertification.com Study Tips like the advice and instruction that a personal tutor might provide Notes, Tips, and Cautions provide you with hints and strategies that will help you reduce your mistakes on the exam Comprehensive discussion of all subject areas covered on the NCLEX-PN® Exam Practice Questions that include detailed explanations of correct and incorrect answers–so you can learn the material from your success and mistakes COMPREHENSIVE! Succeed with comprehensive learning and practice tests Master the NCLEX-PN® exam materials in all tested subject areas Prepare with four comprehensive practice tests Analyze your test readiness and areas for further study with topic-focused chapter tests Learn important test-taking strategies to maximize your score and diminish your anxiety Pearson IT Certification Practice Test minimum system requirements: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7, or Windows 8 Professional; Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Client; Pentium class 1GHz processor (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 650 MB hard disk space plus 50 MB for each downloaded practice exam ; access to the Internet to register and download xam databases NCLEX-RN® and NCLEX-PN® are registered trademarks of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN), which does not sponsor or endorse this product.

  • RNotes®: Nurse s Clinical Pocket Guide`

    RNotes®: Nurse’s Clinical Pocket Guide`
    Ehren Myers

    Rely on this handy guide to quickly reference the practical, must-know information you need to deliver safe and effective health care in both hospital and home settings for all of your patients. Its great for students and educators on the go, while NCLEX tips, highlighted throughout, make it perfect for those preparing for the licensure exam.

  • Acute Illness Management

    Acute Illness Management
    Chris Mulryan

    The prospect of caring for acutely ill patients has the potential to overwhelm students and newly qualified health professionals, with many reporting feelings of stress, fear and inexperience. In this context, Acute Illness Management arrives as an important and much needed text covering the fundamental aspects of care in the hospital setting. This book is designed to address the student's needs by equipping them with a practical understanding of the essential skills ranging from resuscitation to early intervention and to trauma care. It explains the rationale behind the key protocols of care highlighting the relationship between theory and practice. Key features include: -Up-to-date legal and ethical content. -Tips for analysing care decisions in a critical and effective manner, and -Reflective activities and self-assessment questions to cement learning. Acute Illness Management is an invaluable resource for students and qualified practitioners in nursing and other health professions.

  • A History of American Nursing: Trends and Eras

    A History of American Nursing: Trends and Eras
    Deborah Judd

    History of American Nursing: Trends and Eras is the first comprehensive nursing history text to be published in years. It provides a historical overview essential to developing a complete understanding of the nursing profession. For each key era of U.S. history, nursing is examined in the contexts of the sociopolitical climate of the day, the image of nurses, nursing education, advances in practice, war and its effect on nursing, licensure and regulation, and nursing research and its implications.From early nursing to Nightingale's revolutionizing influence, through two world wars to today, this succinct text engages students in an exploration of nursing's past while connecting it to nursing practice in the present.A History of American Nursing: Trends and Eras is designed to inform and empower today's student nurses as they help to create the future of nursing.

  • Nursing Assistant: A Nursing Process Approach: Edition 11

    Nursing Assistant: A Nursing Process Approach: Edition 11
    Barbara Acello

    The favorite in nursing assistant education, NURSING ASSISTING: A NURSING PROCESS APPROACH, 11E prepares more nursing assistants for meaningful careers in acute care, long-term care, and home health than any other book of its kind! The step-by-step format walks you through more than 150 procedures, including key skills in patient handling and transfers, wound care, communication, safety, and record keeping, as well as special care procedures for patients with medical devices, catheters, and physical or mental impairments. Easy-to understand chapters also take you through the essential background information nursing assistants need to know, such as basic human anatomy, career planning, and the latest health care trends. Updated throughout, this edition has numerous carefully chosen new full color photos and illustrations to bring the content to life. Designed to make learning fun and easy, NURSING ASSISTING: A NURSING PROCESS APPROACH, 11E is the perfect solution for nursing assisting education.Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

  • The Research Journey: Introduction to Inquiry

    The Research Journey: Introduction to Inquiry
    Sharon F. Rallis

    Designed to foster "inquiry-mindedness," this book prepares graduate students to develop a conceptual framework and conduct inquiry projects that are linked to ongoing conversations in a field. The authors examine different ways of knowing and show how to identify a research question; build arguments and support them with evidence; make informed design decisions; engage in reflective, ethical practices; and produce a written proposal or report. Each chapter opens with a set of critical questions, followed by a dialogue among five fictional graduate students exploring questions and concerns about their own inquiry projects; these issues are revisited throughout the chapter. Other useful features include end-of-chapter learning activities for individual or group use.Useful pedagogical features include:*Framing questions for exploration and reflection.*Chapter-opening dialogues that bring in perspectives from multiple disciplines.*Example boxes with detailed cases and questions for the reader.*End-of-chapter activities and experiential exercises that guide readers to develop their own inquiry projects.*Suggestions for further reading.

  • Lippincott Certification Review: Medical-Surgical Nursing: Edition 6

    Lippincott Certification Review: Medical-Surgical Nursing: Edition 6
    Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

    Pass your certification exam with the thoroughly updated Lippincott Review for Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification, 6th Edition, offering the most current content found on the Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN) and Registered Nurse-Board Certified (RN-BC) exams. This popular study guide covers the full range of exam content, from disorders, signs and symptoms, tests, and assessments to treatments and interventions. Whether you are a new or experienced nurse, this comprehensive review offers the knowledge—and confidence—you need to succeed. Get the go-to exam prep resource for passing the CMSRN or RN-BC medical-surgical certification exam … NEW enhanced eBook included with purchase NEW and revised content that reflects current medical-surgical nursing best practices NEW and updated end-of-chapter quizzes and 150-questionend-of-book practice test that helps to foolproof your preparation NEW social media content in each chapter NEW content updates written by nurses who have passed the most current CMSRN exam Reviews disorders by body systems as covered in certification exams Study plan advice, preparation strategies, and test-taking strategies that prepare you for exam-taking success, including a certification test plan Easy-to-use outline format that outlines each topic with key points, making it easy to remember important points Resources that include: NANDA taxonomy, common infectious disorders, CDC fact sheets, and lab tests results Contents that include: Medical-surgical certification eligibility requirements—lists criteria for medical-surgical nurse (RN-BC), Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) certification, and clinical nurse specialist in adult health (ACNS-BC) certification Nursing foundations and principles Legal and ethical nursing issues Principles of wound care, including nursing assessments and treatment skills Disruptions in homeostasis Perioperative nursing Cultural and ethnic beliefs and practices Safety issues Health maintenance Patient's bill of rights and self-determination Developmental theories of Jean Piaget and Abraham Maslow Nutrition Substance abuse Complementary and herbal therapies Obesity Adult immunizations Laboratory values Your book purchase includes a complimentary download of the enhanced eBook for iOS, Android, PC & Mac. Take advantage of these practical features that will improve your eBook experience: The ability to download the eBook on multiple devices at one time — providing a seamless reading experience online or offline Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that allow you to search within this book, or across your entire library of VitalSource eBooks Multiple viewing options that enable you to scale images and text to any size without losing page clarity as well as responsive design The ability to highlight text and add notes with one click

  • Assessment: An Incredibly Easy! Pocket Guide: Edition 2

    Assessment: An Incredibly Easy! Pocket Guide: Edition 2
    Lippincott

    Assessment: An Incredibly Easy! Pocket Guide, Second Edition provides time-starved nurses with the essentials of assessment in a streamlined, bulleted, and highly visual format. The book fits into a pocket for quick reference anytime and anywhere and uses charts, illustrations, logos, and other Incredibly Easy! features to help nurses spot key facts at a glance. All elements of a thorough assessment are covered, including health history and physical examination techniques, nutritional and mental health assessments, and assessment of each body system. This edition has been revised and updated and includes new information on obesity.

  • Winningham s Critical Thinking Cases in Nursing - E-Book: Medical-Surgical, Pediatric, Maternity, and Psychiatric, Edition 6

    Winningham’s Critical Thinking Cases in Nursing – E-Book: Medical-Surgical, Pediatric, Maternity, and Psychiatric, Edition 6
    Mariann M. Harding

    Highly regarded for its clinically relevant and thought-provoking content, Winningham's Critical Thinking Cases in Nursing, 6th Edition features 150 case studies that cover all four clinical practice areas: medical-surgical, pediatric, OB/maternity, and psychiatric nursing. Each case covers a common patient problem, drawn from actual clinical experiences and written by nurses who are clinical experts. This edition reflects the most current standards of clinical practice, including content on pharmacology, nutrition, and diagnostic/laboratory tests to prepare you for all aspects of patient care. From nursing educators Mariann Harding and Julie Snyder, this workbook helps you develop your clinical nursing judgment and bridge the gap from nursing knowledge to nursing practice. Comprehensive case study approach uses cases drawn from actual clinical experiences to help you identify changes, anticipate possible complications, and initiate therapeutic interventions.Progressive case complexity builds on previous learning and helps you develop more and more expertise.150 case studies cover all major clinical areas, including medical-surgical, pediatric, OB/maternity, and psychiatric cases, providing you with many diverse clinical situations and opportunities to apply knowledge and develop critical thinking skills.Body system organization makes the book easier to use with medical-surgical nursing textbooks and courses.NEW! QSEN icons highlight essential safety content.NEW! Increased emphasis on NCLEX® Exam-style alternate-format questions includes multiple-response, prioritization, and illustration-based questions, offering better NCLEX Examination preparation.NEW! Additional documentation questions and a NEW Chart View design provide more experience in documenting patient care based on real-world electronic chart formats.NEW! Reorganized format presents cases in three parts: 1) medical-surgical cases; 2) pediatric, maternity, and women's health cases; and 3) psychiatric and alternative therapies cases.NEW! Increased difficulty level includes more questions about care of older adults and multi-system situations.UPDATED content includes the latest clinical treatment guidelines, issues, and practice standards.

  • Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Nursing, Second Edition: Enhancing Professional Quality of Life, Edition 2

    Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Nursing, Second Edition: Enhancing Professional Quality of Life, Edition 2
    Vidette Todaro-Franceschi, PhD, RN, FT

    “Dr. Todaro-Franceschi calls us to look with open eyes, open hearts, and open minds at the good, the bad, the ugly, and the ugliest in health care so that together we can cultivate a healthcare world in which compassion prevails and our shared humanity is embraced… It is up to all of us to hold and safeguard each other in this sacred work. Dr. Todaro-Franceschi helps us in this mission through this extraordinary book.”Mary Koloroutis, RN, MSNCEO Creative Health Care Management, Minneapolis, MinnesotaCo-Creator of the Relationship-Based Care ModelIn this second edition of her seminal text, Dr. Todaro-Franceschi offers new insights on professional quality of life, incorporating current practice, research literature, and examples to show how contentment and happiness of the nursing workforce is related to quality of care. The book provides practical strategies for dealing with a myriad of issues, including compassion fatigue, burnout, moral distress, caring for the dying, PTSD, and workplace violence. This resource will help empower nurses so they can create a more compassionate work environment.Written by an acknowledged expert in end of life education, professional quality of life, and clinical leadership, the text addresses the complex nature of well-being in the nursing workforce. Supported by research but written from a holistic and personal perspective, the text includes case studies and exercises that will help the reader to identify negative patterns and explore ways to find purpose in one’s life.New to the Second Edition:Expanded emphasis on how workforce well-being contributes to care qualityUpdated resources and information on national nursing initiatives related to professional quality of lifeNew chapter on workplace violence (incivility, bullying and mobbing)New chapter on education related to improving PQOL and work environmentProvides a Nurse Leaders Resource Toolkit to guide staff educationKey Features:Articulates an ethic of care developed from a transdisciplinary perspectiveIncreases nurse awareness of issues that might be hindering their PQOLProvides strategies for enhancing staff contentment and productivity, thereby promoting a healthy work environmentIncludes real-life examples from critical care, end-of-life care, hospice, oncology, and moreAssists nurses with grief healing

  • RN PocketPro

    RN PocketPro
    Ehren Myers

    You asked, we listened! Turn to this handy guide for the most up-to-date, step-by-step guidance on how to perform more than 150 of the most commonly requested procedures. Full-color illustrations bring must-have content to life.

  • Pharmacology Made Incredibly Easy!: Edition 4

    Pharmacology Made Incredibly Easy!: Edition 4
    Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

    Get all the basics on drug therapies—and administer drugs confidently and accurately—with the newly updated Pharmacology Made Incredibly Easy, 4th Edition. Written in the enjoyable, award-winning Incredibly Easy style, this easy-to-follow, fully illustrated guide offers step-by-step direction on the medication process, from assessing patient needs, to planning care, to implementation and positive outcomes. Strengthen your understanding of your class materials, get ready for the NCLEX® or certification exam, and administer drug therapies—safely and effectively! Build a strong platform of pharmacology knowledge and skills with. . . NEW and updated content on the newest approved medications and dosages and NEW tables listing: NEW vaccines and treatment for biological weapons exposure NEW treatment and antidotes for chemical weapons exposure NEW herbal drugs content NEW icons and images that clarify content Revised and updated content on the concepts of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapeutics Pharmacology basics – How drugs are derived, developed, classified, and administered; classes of drugs by body system; their uses and mechanisms “Nurse Joy” and “Nurse Jake” illustrated characters offering tips and insights throughout Quick-scan format with concise, bulleted content Hundreds of illustrations and diagrams explaining key concepts and providing clear direction on administering drugs; drug distribution, absorption, and metabolism; potential drug interactions; adverse reactions; how different classes of drugs work in different body systems Special chapter features: Just the facts – A quick summary of chapter content Advice from the experts – Experienced practitioners’ insights Prototype pro – Actions, indications, and nursing considerations for common prototype drugs Nursing process – Patient assessment, diagnosis, outcome goals, implementation, and evaluation for each type and class of drug Pharm function – Illustrating how drugs act in the body; recognizing and treating adverse reactions Before you give that drug – Warnings to consider before you administer a drug Education edge – Information to share with your patient Quick quiz – End-of-chapter questions with answers/explanations, to help you remember the essentials End-of-book multiple-choice Q&A; Quick Guides to Medication Safety, Ophthalmic and Dermatologic Drugs, and Abbreviations to Avoid; Glossary of essential pharmacology terms.

  • NCLEX-PN Exam Cram: Edition 5

    NCLEX-PN Exam Cram: Edition 5
    Wilda Rinehart

    This is the eBook version of the print title. The eBook edition does not provide access to the test engine and practice test that accompanies the print book. Covers exactly what you need to know to score higher on your NCLEX-PN® exam 400 sample test questions help you gain confidence and decide when you’re ready to take the actual exam Includes the popular Cram Sheet tearcard to help you remember key concepts and do extra last-minute Exam Alerts identify important information found on the exam Simplifies key medication aide concepts and techniques for easy learning Covers the critical information you’ll need to know to score higher on your NCLEX-PN exam! Discover how the NCLEX-PN exam works, and how best to prepare for it Understand essential disease processes, treatments, and diagnostic studies Care for clients with respiratory, genitourinary, hematopoietic, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, endocrine, cardiovascular, neurological, and many other disorders Serve maternal, infant, and pediatric clients Provide compassionate and effective psychiatric care Consider cultural, religious, and legal concerns associated with client care Review all stages of the nursing process: assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation Address client needs for a safe, effective-care environment; health promotion and maintenance; and psychosocial and physiological integrity

  • Nursing Knowledge and Theory Innovation, Second Edition: Advancing the Science of Practice, Edition 2

    Nursing Knowledge and Theory Innovation, Second Edition: Advancing the Science of Practice, Edition 2
    Pamela G. Reed, PhD, RN, FAAN

    First Edition Earned a 5-Star rating from Doody'sThis esteemed text for graduate-level nursing students focuses on the science and philosophy of nursing knowledge development, with a special emphasis on theory as a tool in developing practice-relevant knowledge. It is distinguished by its focus on practical applications of theory for scholarly, evidence-based approaches. The second edition features important updates and a reorganization of information to better highlight the roles of theory and the major philosophical perspectives in knowledge development. It also introduces two completely new chapters: The DNP Project: Translating Research into Knowledge for Practice, and Generating Knowledge in the Practice Setting. Summary Points at the end of each chapter, in addition to Discussion and Reflection questions help to reinforce knowledge.The text offers a comprehensive overview of the philosophy and history of science, the structures of nursing knowledge, and a path for knowledge development. It is unique in its reach beyond the traditional views about theory in nursing. It advocates equipping practitioners as well as other nurses with the tools to make theory more relevant to their own practice and inspire confidence to be active participants in building knowledge for nursing. The text will help students to become aware of their own philosophical and theoretical ideas and knowledge embedded in their practice and to learn strategies for developing theory-based knowledge—strategies that are practice-relevant and practice-based. New to the Second Edition:Presents important updates to the first edition.New chapter: The DNP Project: Translating Research into Knowledge for Practice.New chapter: Generating New Knowledge in the Practice Setting.Reorganizes material to better highlight the roles of theory and the major philosophical perspectives in knowledge development.Includes summary points at the end of each chapter.Key Features:Balances theoretical and philosophical ideas with the practical.Includes concrete strategies for knowledge development.Explicates the shared and distinct roles of DNP and PhD nurses in knowledge development.Introduces "Intermodernism" to support practice-based theory and knowledge development.Introduces "Interludes" whereby readers can examine specific strategies of knowledge development.

  • NCLEX-RN Content Review Guide: Preparation for the NCLEX-RN Examination

    NCLEX-RN Content Review Guide: Preparation for the NCLEX-RN Examination
    Kaplan

    Get comprehensive review of essential nursing content with Kaplan's NCLEX-RN Content Review Guide. Up-to-date. Updated annually by Kaplan’s expert nursing faculty.Complete. Covers must-know nursing content required to pass the NCLEX-RN.Expert Strategies. Master critical reasoning with Kaplan's acclaimed Decision Tree.Learner-efficient. Organized in outline format with information presented in easy-access tables.Trusted. Used by thousands of students each year to succeed on the NCLEX-RN the first time. Chapters follow the NCLEX's Client Needs Categories so you know you have complete content coverage.

  • Study Guide for Maternal-Child Nursing - E-Book: Edition 5

    Study Guide for Maternal-Child Nursing – E-Book: Edition 5
    Emily Slone McKinney

    Learn to apply the knowledge you gain from Maternal-Child Nursing, 5th Edition to real-world scenarios with this user-friendly study guide. Specifically designed to parallel the material in the McKinney text, it’s full of hands-on learning exercises, practical activities, and valuable review of essential concepts and skills to help cement your understanding of maternity and pediatric nursing care and apply that knowledge to the clinical world.Revised review questions reflect the study guide’s updated content and allow you to quickly check your understanding of text material.Learning exercises include matching, short answer, fill-in-the-blank, and true/false questions to test your knowledge of the important material from each chapter.Expanded critical thinking exercises further test your critical thinking and decision making skills.Case studies and critical thinking exercises help you apply theoretical knowledge to real-life situations.Suggested learning activities for community and clinical settings enhance your understanding of the content.NEW! Completely updated content matches the textbook and provides a comprehensive review of essential maternal-child concepts and skills.

  • Essentials for Occupational Health Nursing

    Essentials for Occupational Health Nursing
    Arlene Guzik

    The scope of occupational health nursing practice has expanded and taken on a variety of roles, giving rise to opportunities for nurses to care for workers in various workplace settings. Essentials for Occupational Health Nursing provides a highly practical and accessible guide for nurses entering or already engaged in this important field. The text begins with the foundations for occupational health practice, covering the domain of occupational health and the role of the many professionals within the specialty. Subsequent chapters address program development, professional development, workplace regulatory requirements, workplace injury management and managing health and productivity. Case studies pertaining to fitness for duty and medical monitoring provide real-life scenarios to aid in learning.This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.

  • Maternity and Women s Health Care - E-Book: Edition 11

    Maternity and Women’s Health Care – E-Book: Edition 11
    Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk

    The #1 maternity book in the market is getting even better. Maternity and Women's Health Care, 11th Edition provides evidence-based coverage of everything you need to know about caring for women of childbearing age. Not only does this text emphasize childbearing concerns like newborn care, it also addresses wellness promotion and management of women's health problems. In describing the continuum of care, it integrates the importance of understanding family, culture, and community-based care. Boasting new medication alerts and updated content throughout, this edition covers the new maternal levels of care, and the revised AAP policy on breastfeeding and infant sleep.Expert authors of the market-leading maternity nursing textbook deliver the most accurate, up-to-date content.Clinical reasoning case studies provide you with opportunities to test and develop your analytical skills and to apply knowledge in various settings.Community Activity boxes focus on maternal and newborn activities that can be pursued in local community settings and illustrate nursing care in a variety of settings.Cultural Considerations stress the importance of considering the beliefs and health practices of patients from various cultures when providing care.Emergency boxes provide information about various emergency situations and offer a quick reference in critical situations.Family-Centered Care boxes highlight the needs and concerns of families that you should consider to provide family-centered care.Medication guides provide an important reference of drugs and their interactions.Nursing care plans include rationales for interventions and provide you with an overview of, and specific guidelines for, delivering effective nursing care. Safety alerts highlighted and integrated within the content draw attention to developing competencies related to safe nursing practice.Signs of potential complications highlight vital concerns, alerting you to signs and symptoms of complications and the immediate interventions to provide.Teaching for Self-Management boxes highlight important information that nurses need to communicate to patients and families for follow-up care.

  • Nursing School Entrance Exams Prep 2019-2020: Your All-in-One Guide to the Kaplan and HESI Exams

    Nursing School Entrance Exams Prep 2019-2020: Your All-in-One Guide to the Kaplan and HESI Exams
    Kaplan Nursing

    Completely revised and reorganized, Kaplan's Nursing School Entrance Exams Prep 2019-2020 is focused review of the HESI A2 and the Kaplan Nursing Admission Test—two major nursing school entrance assessments. Exam-specific practice, concise content review, and expert test-taking strategies will prepare you to face the first test of your nursing career with confidence.Realistic Practice. Detailed Review.Four practice tests: two for HESI A2, two for KaplanNew topic-specific science chapters: anatomy & physiology, biology, organ systems, and chemistryNew writing and grammar sectionsReview content organized along the test blueprints and identified by examDiagnostic test to identify the topics where you need the most reviewQuick-reference resources highlight frequently used math formulas and commonly misspelled words to rememberExpert GuidanceKaplan's expert nursing faculty reviews and updates content regularlyPractical advice for the career-change nursing studentWe invented test prep—Kaplan (www.kaptest.com) has been helping students for 80 years, and our proven strategies have helped legions of students achieve their dreams

  • Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review, Third Edition: Fast Facts and Practice Questions, Edition 3

    Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review, Third Edition: Fast Facts and Practice Questions, Edition 3
    Maria T. Codina Leik, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C, AGPCNP-BC

    Print version of the book includes free access to the app (web, iOS, and Android), which offers interactive Q&A review plus the entire text of the print book! Please note the app is included with print purchase only.Doody’s Medical Review: 100 Points; 5 Stars (First Edition)The third edition of this highly acclaimed review continues to promote efficient, time-saving study by synthesizing the complex knowledge needed to pass the exam into a concise, well-organized format. It is updated with key information about the new ANCC and AANPCB certification exams, including new test format questions featuring photos of skin and eye conditions and EKGs, and more challenging drag and-drop and multiple-choice questions. Also new to the third edition is more detailed information about nonclinical topics on the exam, including research, ethics, medico-legal issues, advanced practice law, health practices of major cultures, and reimbursement guidelines. One hundred new review questions throughout the book and on the practice exam—including answer key and rationale—increase the total number of questions to more than 700.Designed to help FNP students boost their confidence through intensive review and high-quality questions, the third edition features succinct, precisely targeted “need-to-know” details of diseases commonly seen in primary care. It covers the entire life span from pediatrics through geriatrics, and offers extensive test-taking techniques and question dissection and analysis sections that provide strategies for identifying the best clues during the problem-solving process. Organized by body system, sections are consistently formatted and encompass Danger Signals, Normal Findings, Lab Findings, Benign Variants, and individual Disease Review topics for each system. Additional outstanding features include Exam Tips and Clinical Pearls that help to focus system study on key information.NEW TO THE THIRD EDITIONUpdated information reflecting the new FNP certification examNew test format questions used by the AANC, including photos of skin and eye conditions, EKGs, and more complex drag-and-drop and multiple-choice questions100 new in-depth review questions for a total of more than 700Differential Diagnosis in table formatAdditional information about nonclinical topics including culture, spirituality, and health practices; evidence-based medicine; and moreKEY FEATURESProvides a succinct, precisely targeted review of diseases commonly seen in primary careDelineates strategic “question dissection techniques” for study success developed by the authorIncludes Exam Tips and Clinical Pearls to help prioritize and interpret test contentOutlines Normal Findings and Benign Variants in physical assessment of each body systemOffers intensive pharmacology review

  • Clinical Companion for Medical-Surgical Nursing - E-Book: Concepts For Interprofessional Collaborative Care, Edition 9

    Clinical Companion for Medical-Surgical Nursing – E-Book: Concepts For Interprofessional Collaborative Care, Edition 9
    Donna D. Ignatavicius

    The go-to clinical companion for medical-surgical nursing students! Clinical Companion for Ignatavicius, Workman, and Rebar’s Medical-Surgical Nursing: Interprofessional Collaborative Care, 9th Edition, is an A-Z, easy-to-use guide to more than 250 common medical-surgical conditions and their management. Written in a reader-friendly, direct-address style, this convenient tool is perfect for helping you out on clinical days in school and in practice. This edition features a unique focus on the concepts and exemplars found in the Ignatavicius textbook, along with updated content throughout that cross-references to the main text. With a streamlined collaborative care format, complete with new QSEN highlights and a reorganized Concepts in Medical-Surgical Nursing section, it will quickly become your favorite bedside reference.A-Z synopses of more than 250 diseases and disorders, along with related collaborative care, serve as both a quick reference for clinical days and a study resource for diseases/disorders and related collaborative care.QSEN highlights each focus on one or more of the six core QSEN competencies (Patient-Centered Care, Teamwork & Collaboration, Evidence-Based Practice, Quality Improvement, Safety, and Informatics) to help you understand how to apply QSEN competencies for safe patient care.Quick reference thumb tabs appear along the edges of the pages to facilitate quick access to clinical information for just-in-time learning and reference at the bedside.NEW! Updated content matches the 9th edition of the Ignatavicius textbook for a reliably seamless reference and study experience.NEW and UNIQUE! Additional focus on concept exemplars reflects the new conceptual focus of the Ignatavicius textbook and includes cross-references to refer you to relevant exemplar disorders.NEW and UNIQUE! A Concepts for Interprofessional Collaborative Care section (Part One) reflects the emphasis on nursing concepts in the Ignatavicius textbook and provides you with a quick reference to essential concepts needed for effective nursing practice.NEW and UNIQUE! Interprofessional focus added to remind you to coordinate care with other health professionals.NEW! Cross references to the Ignatavicius textbook point you to detailed coverage of each concept or disorder.UNIQUE! Consistent collaborative care format mirrors that of the Ignatavicius textbook to more effectively prepare you for clinical days.UNIQUE! Nursing Safety Priorities (Drug Alert, Critical Rescue, and Action Alert) reinforce critical safety measures at the bedside and mirror those in the Ignatavicius textbook.

  • Burns and Grove s The Practice of Nursing Research - E-Book: Appraisal, Synthesis, and Generation of Evidence, Edition 8

    Burns and Grove’s The Practice of Nursing Research – E-Book: Appraisal, Synthesis, and Generation of Evidence, Edition 8
    Jennifer R. Gray

    Awarded first place in the 2017 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Nursing Research category. Master the research methods used as a foundation for evidence-based practice! Burns and Grove’s The Practice of Nursing Research, 8th Edition provides a solid foundation in the appraisal, synthesis, and generation of research evidence for clinical nursing practice. Not only will you learn how to properly evaluate and use existing research evidence, but you’ll also learn how to participate in research and quality improvement projects. Updated to reflect today’s focus on online research and evidence-based practice, this edition includes clear, step-by-step guidelines to research procedures as well as many examples from current and classic literature. From an expert author team led by Jennifer Gray, this book helps you perform scholarly research for evidence-based practice.Emphasis on evidence-based practice helps you learn to generate research evidence and to appraise and synthesize existing research for application to clinical practice.Emphasis on qualitative research includes phenomenological research, grounded theory research, ethnographic research, exploratory-descriptive research, and historical research.Coverage of quantitative, qualitative, and other research methodologies gives you a solid foundation to conduct, appraise, and apply research evidence to the realities of today’s clinical practice.Rich examples from the nursing literature bring research principles to life.Information on collecting digital data guides you through the use of online research.Clear, comprehensive coverage is organized into five units: 1) Introduction to Nursing Research, 2) The Research Process, 3) Putting It All Together for Evidence-Based Health Care, 4) Analyzing Data, Determining Outcomes, and Disseminating Research, and 5) Proposing and Seeking Funding for Research.NEW Mixed Methods Research chapter and emphasis covers this increasingly popular approach to research.NEW! Expanded emphasis on qualitative research provides more balanced coverage of qualitative and quantitative methods, addressing the qualitative research methodologies that are often the starting point of research projects, particularly in magnet hospitals and DNP programs.ENHANCED emphasis on evidence-based practice addresses this key graduate-level QSEN competency.UPDATED emphasis on the most currently used research methodologies focuses on the methods used in both quantitative research and qualitative research, as well as outcomes research and mixed methods research.NEW! Quick-reference summaries are located inside the book's covers, including a table of research methods on the inside front cover and a list of types of research syntheses (with definitions) inside the back cover.NEW student resources on the Evolve companion website include 400 interactive review questions along with a library of 10 Elsevier research articles.NEW! Colorful design highlights key information such as tables and research examples

  • Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Review

    Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Review
    Julie G. Stewart

    Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Review is an ideal study guide for new and recertifying nurses preparing to take the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) certification exam administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP). Written by nurse practitioners, it offers up-to-date questions and answer rationales specific to FNP certification that reflect the most current guidelines. In addition, it offers a short theory review, clinical application of knowledge, and clinical skills. Also incorporated are ethical and legal considerations, scope of practice, and cultural sensitivity. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

  • Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse, Second Edition: A How-To Guide for Evidence-Based Practice, Edition 2

    Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse, Second Edition: A How-To Guide for Evidence-Based Practice, Edition 2
    Kathleen Wheeler, PhD, PMHNP-BC, APRN, FAAN

    "Dr. Wheeler has skillfully crafted a text that covers basic psychiatric principles and skills from developing a therapeutic relationship and assessing and diagnosing the client to providing evidence-based psychotherapy for a variety of patient populations… This text is an excellent primer for teaching therapy skills and, although targeting graduate psychiatric nursing students, would prove equally valuable for students of any mental health discipline. It is also a resource for experienced clinicians wanting to expand their understanding of trauma and how adaptive information processing might be used as an organizing framework for all psychotherapy."–Linda Mabey, Journal of EMDR Practice and ResearchDESCRIPTIONThis is a how-to compendium of evidence-based approaches to practicing psychotherapy for both the experienced and neophyte advanced practice psychiatric nurse. This book integrates neuroscience with relationship science and unites disparate psychotherapeutic approaches into a model that is concise and straightforward, yet sufficiently comprehensive to provide a framework for practice. The most useful therapeutic models are highlighted with principles, and techniques of treatment for nurse psychotherapists and those with prescriptive authority. This second edition expands the award-winning first edition, providing guidelines, forms, and case studies to assist APPNs in deciding which treatment to use based on psychotherapy outcome studies and practice guidelines.New Chapters in the Second Edition: Motivational Interviewing Dialectical Behavior Therapy Group Therapy Family Therapy Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapeutic Approaches for Addictions New CPT Codes & ReimbursementAwards and Reviews for the First Edition:APNA Media AwardAJN Book of the Year Award5 Star Amazon Reviews4 Star Doody Review "Lays out a holistic paradigm for advanced psychiatric nursing (APN) practice by drawing upon a neuroscience of information processing, human development, attachment theory, and trauma. . . (and) explains the essentials of psychotherapy by melding principles underlying the therapeutic alliance, adaptive information processing (AIP), change, and a hierarchically arranged treatment format that fosters healing through the resolution of dysfunctional memory this important text holds true to the historical basis for psychiatric nursing being organized around phases and principles of the nurse-patient relationship."Margaret England, PhD, RN, CNS, Perspectives in Psychiatric Care "Wheeler offers the field a scholarly training manual. . . grounded in Shapiro's (2001) adaptive information processing paradigm . . .(where) the brain is viewed as an information processing system with innate self-healing mechanisms that regulate its internal environment to survive and to maintain a stable, constant condition through dynamic regulation."Robert M. Greenfield, PhD, Journal of Trauma & Dissociation

  • Mosby s Pharmacology Memory NoteCards - E-Book: Visual, Mnemonic, and Memory Aids for Nurses, Edition 4

    Mosby’s Pharmacology Memory NoteCards – E-Book: Visual, Mnemonic, and Memory Aids for Nurses, Edition 4
    JoAnn Zerwekh

    Use this set of colorful cards to master pharmacology! With over 90 cartoons covering drugs and related topics, Mosby's Pharmacology Memory NoteCards: Visual, Mnemonic, and Memory Aids for Nurses, 4th Edition uses humor and illustrations to make studying easier and more fun. These durable, portable cards use mnemonics and other time-tested learning aids to help you prepare for class, clinicals, and the NCLEX® examination. Created by nursing educators JoAnn Zerwekh and Jo Carol Claborn, this unique tool may be used as either a spiral-bound notebook or as individual flashcards. It makes studying pharmacology a memorable experience!UNIQUE! Over 90 full-color cartoons offer humorous and memorable presentations of key drugs.UNIQUE! Color-highlighted monographs make it easier to identify nursing priorities on common medications.UNIQUE! Mnemonics and other time-tested memory aids help you grasp and remember even the most complex concepts.Thick pages and a spiral-bound format create a portable tool that is durable enough for the clinical environment.Colored thumb tabs at the bottom of the page allow you to find topics quickly.What You Need to Know sections on each card cover key information in a quick and easy-to-review format.Colored highlights in the What You Need to Know sections emphasize four central topics: Serious/Life-Threatening Implications in pinkMost Frequent Side Effects are blueImportant Nursing Implications are yellowPatient Teaching information is green NEW! 8 brand-new cards focus on antiemetics, sunscreens, prostaglandins, acetaminophen, and more.NEW coverage highlights contemporary and timely topics on pharmacology — all in one clinical tool.

  • Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy: Adults and Paediatrics E-Book: formerly Physiotherapy for Respiratory and Cardiac Problems, Edition 5

    Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy: Adults and Paediatrics E-Book: formerly Physiotherapy for Respiratory and Cardiac Problems, Edition 5
    Eleanor Main

    The fifth edition of this seminal textbook continues to provide those who are studying or are in practice with comprehensive evidence-based coverage of all the main aspects of respiratory and cardiac physiotherapy throughout the whole lifespan – neonates, infants, children, adolescents and adults – with the patient at centre and advocating a problem-based approach. For the new edition, Jennifer Pryor and Ammani Prasad hand the baton of editorship and their lasting legacy over to Eleanor Main and Linda Denehy. With a team of over 60 international expert authors, the new editors have incorporated major changes reflecting current cardiorespiratory physiotherapy education and practice. These changes are heralded by a new title – Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy: Adults and Paediatrics (formerly Physiotherapy for Respiratory and Cardiac Problems: Adults and Paediatrics) – and a significant restructure of the content with a new set of chapters. A new key chapter on anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system lays the foundation which is then followed by a chapter on clinical assessment of adults, infants and children, and acutely ill or deteriorating patients. Additional new content includes a chapter on outcome measurement in practice and a large chapter describing rehabilitation in acute and chronic conditions in special populations including spinal cord injury, oncology, trauma and paediatrics. The chapter on therapeutic interventions is comprehensive and reflective of evidence based practice.Integrates evidence with clinical practiceCase studies used to facilitate problem solvingBoxes throughout highlighting key issues and pointsEmphasizes the need for a holistic approach to patient careBank of 350 images on Evolve Resources. Log on to https://evolve.elsevier.com/Main/cardiorespiratory and register to access. Newly appointed editors – Eleanor Main (UK) and Linda Denehy (Australia)Content restructure and overhaul with contributions from over 60 world leading expertsChapters on: Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory systemClinical assessment of the adult, infant/child and the acutely ill/deteriorating patientOutcome measurement in practiceTherapeutic interventionsManaging special populationsOver 180 new figures including additional full-colour photographs

  • Gahart s 2020 Intravenous Medications - E-Book: A Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionals, Edition 36

    Gahart’s 2020 Intravenous Medications – E-Book: A Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionals, Edition 36
    Betty L. Gahart

    The essential information you need to safely administer more than 400 intravenous drugs! For 45 years, Gahart’s Intravenous Medications: A Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionals has been a trusted resource for comprehensive drug coverage, unparalleled accuracy, and an intuitive quick-access format. In addition to updating drug interactions, precautions, alerts, and patient teaching instructions for all existing IV drugs, this new 36th edition includes over a dozen new monographs of the most recent IV drugs to be approved by the FDA. Administering intravenous drugs is a critical field where being inaccurate or out-of-date is not an option. Known as the #1 IV drug handbook on the market, Gahart’s annual publication and history of impeccable accuracy gives your students the extra confidence and guidance they need to safely and effectively treat patients.Monographs on more than 400 IV drugs offers an impressive breadth of coverage that goes well beyond any comparable drug reference.Annual publication prevents you from referencing outdated information.45-year history of impeccable accuracy reinforces the importance of safe IV drug administration.The perfect depth of information equips you with everything that is needed by today’s clinicians for safe administration of IV drugs nothing more, nothing less.Proven, clinically-optimized format keeps all dosage information for each drug on either a single page or a two-page spread to prevent hand contamination by having to turn a page.Highlighted Black Box Warnings and relevant content make locating critical information fast and easy.Special circumstances in blue-screened text call attention to important circumstances that may not warrant black box warnings.Life stage dosage variances are highlighted for geriatric, pediatric, infant, and neonatal patients.Dilution and dosage charts within monographs provide quick access to essential clinical information.Convenient, alphabetical format organizes all drug monographs by generic name, allowing you to find any drug in seconds.Additional drug monographs housed on the companion Evolve website.NEW! Updates on drug interactions, precautions, alerts, and more have been made throughout the guide to reflect all changes to existing medications.NEW! Drug monographs for approximately 10 to 15 newly approved drugs by the FDA provides you with the most current drug information.

  • Fast Facts for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing, Third Edition: Edition 3

    Fast Facts for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing, Third Edition: Edition 3
    Dr. Maryann Godshall, PhD, CCRN, CPN, CNE

    Second Edition Designated a Doody’s Core Title!This is a concise, pocket-sized resource for students and practicing nurses alike that delivers the fundamentals of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) and basic nursing research concepts in an easy-to-read, quick-access format. It demystifies the research process with straightforward information presented in brief paragraphs and bullet points. The third edition is updated to deliver the most current information on research methods, database upgrades, and new resources. It includes two new chapters on evidence-based practice projects, often required in BSN and RN-BSN programs, nursing internships, and residencies.The reference serves as a succinct companion for students in EBP courses and provides practicing nurses with a resource for developing EBP on their units. It equips bedside nurses with fundamental concepts and explains basic research terms and how to conduct literature searches to “find the evidence.” The third edition continues to deliver the most practical information on EBP, including how to get the best evidence quickly, using various databases, and coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methods. At-a-glance charts categorize research and abundant examples demonstrate concepts. This classroom-tested book also provides background information on defining the “compelling question,” which is essential to finding the appropriate evidence-based material.New to the third edition:Updated with current information on research methods and new resources“Finding the Evidence” chapter completely updated with the latest databases and search enginesIncludes new chapters on Developing the EBP Project and Presentation of the EBP ProjectAligns with projects that are required by many undergraduate programs and residency/internships programs for new nursesIncorporates the Iowa Model of EBP into developing the project formatKey Features:Provides step-by-step methods to implement evidence-based practiceIncludes examples of how hospitals and healthcare providers are integrating EBP into their practiceIncludes extensive coverage of how EBP can be used to improve patient care, with examples and cases to show readers practical application of contentReviews basic terms and principlesPresents quantitate and qualitative research approachesThe book has been classroom tested and used in both live and online course formats

  • NCLEX-RN® Review Made Incredibly Easy!: Edition 5

    NCLEX-RN® Review Made Incredibly Easy!: Edition 5
    Lippincott

    NCLEX-RN® Review Made Incredibly Easy! Fifth Edition uses the well-known Incredibly Easy! approach to make NCLEX review more interesting and effective. Fully revised and updated to match the latest NCLEX-RN® test plan, this title provides solid clinical information and clear rationales written in a conversational, easy-to-understand manner with wealth of unique memory aids to assist with knowledge retention. It covers every area of nursing that students will see on the NCLEX exam, including adult care, pediatric care, maternal-neonatal care, psychiatric care, and professional issues. Critical thinking questions accompany each chapter and each section, and an additional 3,250 challenging NCLEX-style practice questions, including audio questions and graphic option questions, are offered online.

  • Mosby s Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference - E-Book: Edition 14

    Mosby’s Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference – E-Book: Edition 14
    Kathleen Deska Pagana

    Get the latest research and easy access to today’s most important diagnostic and lab tests! Known for its accuracy, currency, and clear, easy-to-use format, Mosby’s Diagnostic & Laboratory Test Reference 14th Edition features concise test entries that are arranged alphabetically and reflect the latest in diagnostic and lab testing and research. This new edition adds 15 tests with vital information such as alternate or abbreviated test names, test explanation, normal and abnormal findings, possible critical values, and guidelines to patient care before, during, and after the test. Plus, all related tests are cross-referenced throughout the book to simplify lookup. A compact size, durable cover, and A-to-Z thumb tabs make this market-leading book ideal for everyday use in the classroom and on the job!Alphabetically organized tests offer quick reference with A-to-Z thumb tabs, so you will never have to search for a test by having to first determine its correct category or body system.Normal findings for adult, elderly, and pediatric patients are included where applicable.Abnormal findings are highlighted with directional arrows to show increased or decreased test results.Convenient appendix lists tests by body system and test type, making it easy to quickly locate related studies.A durable cover with rounded edges helps prevent the book from being damaged and makes it easier to handle.Each test entry begins on a new page, making tests easy to find.Possible critical values are highlighted to show situations requiring immediate intervention.Icon for patient teaching-related care indicates information that should be shared with patients and their families.User’s Guide to Test Preparation and Performance provides an overview and guidelines for each type of laboratory test and diagnostic procedure, so you can minimize worry about having to repeat a test due to an error.Abbreviations for tests are listed in the back of the book, and symbols and units of measurement are listed in an appendix.Cross-referencing of related tests makes them easy to find. NEW! Test entries include the latest diagnostic tests and laboratory procedures, featuring 10 new monographs and 15 additional tests. NEW! Content reflects the latest research on the diagnostic values of results, accuracy of testing, and patient care and education for each test. NEW! Common Reference Ranges section added to the Inside Front Cover material.

  • Study Guide for Gould s Pathophysiology for the Health Professions - E-Book: Edition 5

    Study Guide for Gould’s Pathophysiology for the Health Professions – E-Book: Edition 5
    Karin C. VanMeter

    Master the content from your textbook with this helpful study tool! Corresponding to the chapters in Gould's Pathophysiology for the Health Professions, 5th Edition, by Karin VanMeter and Robert Hubert, this study guide helps you understand and apply the material with practical exercises, activities, and review questions.Learning activities provide a variety of ways to assess your knowledge or identify areas for further study, including labeling exercises, matching exercises on important terminology, application questions that apply to more complex situations, crossword puzzles, and compare/contrast completion charts.The answer key for all of the activities is provided at the end of the study guide.Use of the text’s authorial team, Karin VanMeter and Robert Hubert, ensures that content in the study guide is cohesive and consistent with text content. NEW! Labeling activities challenge you to identify or match a definition or concept with a familiar illustration from the text.UPDATED chapters reflect the text’s logical, systematic approach.

  • Practical Decision Making in Health Care Ethics: Cases, Concepts, and the Virtue of Prudence, Fourth Edition, Edition 4

    Practical Decision Making in Health Care Ethics: Cases, Concepts, and the Virtue of Prudence, Fourth Edition, Edition 4
    Raymond J. Devettere

    For more than twenty years Practical Decision Making in Health Care Ethics has offered scholars and students a highly accessible and teachable alternative to the dominant principle-based theories in the field. Raymond J. Devettere's approach is not based on an ethics of abstract obligations and duties but, following Aristotle, on how to live a fulfilled and happy life—in short, an ethics of personal well-being grounded in prudence, the virtue of ethical decision making. New sections added in this revised fourth edition include sequencing whole genomes, even those of newborns; the new developments in genetic testing now provided by online commercial companies such as 23andMe; the genetic testing of fetuses by capturing their DNA circulating in the pregnant woman's blood; the Stanford Prison experiment and its relevance to the abuses at the Abu Graib prison; recent breakthroughs in the diagnosis of consciousness disorders such as PVS; the ongoing controversy generated by the NIH study of premature babies at many NICUs throughout the county, a study known as SUPPORT that the OHRP (Office of Human Research Protections, an office within the department of HHS) deemed unethical.Devettere updates most chapters. New cases include Marlise Munoz (dead pregnant woman's body kept on life support by a Texas hospital), Jahi McMath (teenager pronounced dead in California but treated as alive in New Jersey), Margot Bentley (nursing home feeding a woman dying of end stage Alzheimer’s despite her advance directive that said no nourishment or liquids if she was dying with dementia), Brittany Maynard (dying 29-year-old California woman who moved to Oregon to commit suicide with a physician's help), and Samantha Burton (woman with two children who suffered rupture of membranes at 25 weeks and whose physician obtained a court order to keep her at the hospital to make sure she stayed on bed rest). Thoughtfully updated and renewed for a new generation of readers, this classic textbook will be required reading for students and scholars of philosophy and medical ethics.

  • The Doctor of Nursing Practice Essentials: Edition 3

    The Doctor of Nursing Practice Essentials: Edition 3
    Mary Zaccagnini

    The newly revised Third Edition of The Doctor of Nursing Practice Essentials: A New Model for Advanced Practice Nursing is the first text of its kind and is modeled after the eight DNP Essentials as outlined by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Important Notice: the digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

  • Krause s Food & the Nutrition Care Process - E-Book: Edition 14

    Krause’s Food & the Nutrition Care Process – E-Book: Edition 14
    L. Kathleen Mahan

    A trusted classic for over 50 years, Krause’s Food and the Nutrition Care Process, 14th Edition presents the most cutting-edge and up-to-date dietetics content available in this ever-changing field. Nicknamed the "nutrition bible", students and practitioners alike turn to its current, comprehensive content, engaging pedagogy and design, and logical presentation of information. This new edition includes the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, more visuals, and highlighted Clinical Case Studies, Clinical Insights, and Clinical Applications boxes that help translate scientific knowledge into practical patient care. Written by nearly 50 nationally recognized writers, researchers, and practitioners, it covers nutrition assessment and intervention, the nutritional needs of individuals in different stages of the life cycle, nutrition for health and fitness, and medical nutrition therapy.Authored by clinical specialists, ensuring in-depth coverage with many practical and evidence-based recommendations.Sample Nutrition Diagnosis boxes present a problem, its etiology, and its signs and symptoms before concluding with a sample nutrition diagnosis, providing both students and practitioners with real-life scenarios they may encounter in practice.UNIQUE! Pathophysiology algorithms present the cause, pathophysiology, and medical nutrition management for a variety of disorders and conditions to help you provide optimal nutritional care. Chapters on nutrition in each of the life cycle phases, include: Nutrition in Pregnancy and LactationNutrition in InfancyNutrition in ChildhoodNutrition in AdolescenceNutrition in the Adult YearsNutrition in Aging Focus On boxes provide thought-provoking information on key concepts for well-rounded study and further discussion within the classroom.New Directions boxes point you toward additional research on emerging areas in nutrition therapy.Clinical Insight boxes expand on clinical information, highlight areas that may go unnoticed, and contain clinical resources for students and practitioners. Chapters on the nutritional care of the low-birth-weight and premature infant feature information on how to support their health, growth, and development. Useful websites direct you to online resources that relate to chapter topics.Key terms are defined at the beginning of each chapter and bolded within the text where they are discussed in more detail.

  • EKGs for the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant

    EKGs for the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant
    Maureen A. Knechtel, MPAS, PA-C

    It is vital for NPs and PAs to be highly skilled in EKG interpretation to correctly identify high-risk patients and to make appropriate clinical decisions. This reference book is the first to present a comprehensive, multifaceted approach to EKG interpretation, covering all major topics required for expertise in this area. Based on a physiologic approach that facilitates in-depth understanding, the text includes clinical scenarios that may be seen in practice, and firmly links the information found in the EKG printout to the patientís symptoms. It clearly presents the gamut of requisite topics in EKG interpretationófrom basic to complexóincluding topics not customarily addressed in depth, such as supraventricular tachycardias and pacemaker EKGs. The bookís multifaceted approach to EKG interpretation is enhanced with new approaches and recommendations, charts, and tables. Review questions at the end of each chapter enable students to identify problem areas. This book helps NPs, PAs, and other health professionals master their EKG interpretation skills and apply them with confidence every day. Key Features:Presents the first comprehensive guide to EKG interpretationBased on a physiological approach to promote in-depth understandingConnects the patientís presenting symptoms to EKG interpretationUses charts, graphs, and printouts to support class discussionIncludes end-of-chapter review questions

  • Student Laboratory Manual for Seidel s Guide to Physical Examination - E-Book: An Interprofessional Approach, Edition 9

    Student Laboratory Manual for Seidel’s Guide to Physical Examination – E-Book: An Interprofessional Approach, Edition 9
    Jane W. Ball

    Both a comprehensive lab manual and a practical workbook, the Student Laboratory Manual for Seidel's Guide to Physical Examination, 9h Edition, gives you the tools you need to master physical examination and health assessment skills. Corresponding to the Ball/Seidel textbook, this practical guide includes learning objectives, multiple-choice questions, terminology reviews, application activities, case studies, and critical thinking questions. The 9th edition has been thoroughly updated with an engaging interactive review at the beginning of each chapter and an enhanced emphasis on patient safety and healthcare quality, and clinical and diagnostic reasoning Multiple-choice questions mirror the questions formats of licensure exams for a variety of health disciplines. Terminology reviews and application activities increase your ability to comprehend the material through further reading and hands-on exercises. Case studies and critical thinking questions emphasize development of good communication skills, use of effective hands-on examination techniques, and reliance on clinical reasoning and clinical decision-making.NEW! Updated content reflects the latest research and evidence-based practice.NEW! Engaging, student-friendly Terminology Review Activities ensure mastery of the language of health assessment and physical examination.NEW! Enhanced emphasis on patient safety and healthcare quality with new Patient Safety Considerations equips you for safe clinical practiceNEW! Enhanced emphasis on clinical reasoning fosters the development clinical judgment skills.

  • Motivational Interviewing, Third Edition: Helping People Change, Edition 3

    Motivational Interviewing, Third Edition: Helping People Change, Edition 3
    William R. Miller

    This bestselling work for professionals and students is the authoritative presentation of motivational interviewing (MI), the powerful approach to facilitating change. The book elucidates the four processes of MI–engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning–and vividly demonstrates what they look like in action. A wealth of vignettes and interview examples illustrate the "dos and don'ts" of successful implementation in diverse contexts. Highly accessible, the book is infused with respect and compassion for clients. The companion Web page provides additional helpful resources, including reflection questions, an extended bibliography, and annotated case material. This book is in the Applications of Motivational Interviewing series, edited by Stephen Rollnick, William R. Miller, and Theresa B. Moyers. New to This Edition:*Reflects major advances in understanding and teaching MI.*Fully restructured around the new four-process model.*Additional case examples and counseling situations.*Reviews the growing evidence base and covers ways to assess MI fidelity. Pedagogical Features Include:*Online reflection questions and annotated cases, ideal for classroom discussion.*Key points at the end of each chapter.*Engaging boxes with special topics and personal reflections.*Extended bibliography and quick-reference glossary.

  • Fluid and Electrolyte Notes: Nurse s Clinical Pocket Guide

    Fluid and Electrolyte Notes: Nurse’s Clinical Pocket Guide
    Allison Hale

    This handy guide provides the crucial coverage you need to quickly recall the signs, symptoms, and treatments of common fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base imbalances. Its simple and direct approach makes an often challenging subject easier to understand and its easy-to-use format make it the perfect reference for any setting.

  • Exploring Medical Language - E-Book: Edition 10

    Exploring Medical Language – E-Book: Edition 10
    Myrna LaFleur Brooks

    With Exploring Medical Language, 10th Edition, you can now master medical terms on your terms! At the heart of this one-of-a-kind learning package is an innovative worktext, which enables you to gradually acquire an understanding of medical terminology by first learning word parts and then learning how to combine the parts into full medical terms that make sense. Perhaps even better is the wide range of engaging online learning tools — tools like interactive games, puzzles, application activities, and on-the-go auditory reviews — that come with the worktext to help reinforce your learning and help you understand how the terms are used in the professional world. In all, this is the only resource on the market that incorporates all the proven methods for mastering medical terminology that work best for today’s learners.Systematic presentation of medical terminology provides a foundation of word parts (prefixes, suffixes, and word roots), then builds words by combining the parts.Comprehensive coverage of words that are built from word parts and other important terms creates a distinction between terms built from word parts and those not easily recognized as built from word parts and provides thorough coverage of both.Over 400 flashcards enable readers to review word parts when and where they want.Margin boxes detail important information such as medical terminology facts and tips, historical information, weblinks, and complementary and alternative medicine terms.Simulations of electronic health records familiarize readers with the growing use of EHRs in healthcare settings. AudioTerms study companion can be easily downloaded to portable media players and includes over 3,000 terms, each of which is pronounced and defined.Integrated online learning tools feature interactive games and activities, A+P boosters, career videos, and more that cater to the way today’s learners master medical terminology.NEW! Case studies introduce medical terminology in context and encourage critical thinking and information application. NEW! Adaptive learning, gradeable case studies, and audio reviews are now available in the online course to provide a complete learning experience for distance learners. For separate sale.NEW! Updated integrative medicine boxes introduce terminology related to integrative medicine (formerly complementary and alternative medicine).NEW! Pronunciation exercises focus on the importance of the correct pronunciation of terms.NEW! Updated terms and abbreviations reflect the latest advances in technology and the healthcare delivery system.NEW! Updated drawings and photos keep readers abreast of current technology and healthcare processes.

  • Study Guide for Fundamentals of Nursing - E-Book: Edition 9

    Study Guide for Fundamentals of Nursing – E-Book: Edition 9
    Patricia A. Potter

    Get the most from your fundamentals education with the Study Guide for Fundamentals of Nursing, 9th Edition! Corresponding to the chapters in Fundamentals of Nursing, 9th Edition, this study guide helps reinforce your understanding of key nursing concepts through review questions, exercises, and learning activities. Also included are online skills checklists that walk you through all of the nursing procedures found in your fundamentals text.Comprehensive understanding sections help you master the content through detailed coverage of each chapter. Multiple-choice review questions evaluate your understanding of key chapter content.Critical thinking exercises help you develop a framework for learning fundamentals concepts. Preliminary readings refer back to related chapters in Fundamentals of Nursing, 9th Edition.NEW! Additional critical thinking models visually clarify case study takeaways. UPDATED! Content mirrors new information in Fundamentals of Nursing, 9th Edition.

  • PeriAnesthesia Nursing Core Curriculum E-Book: Preprocedure, Phase I and Phase II PACU Nursing, Edition 3

    PeriAnesthesia Nursing Core Curriculum E-Book: Preprocedure, Phase I and Phase II PACU Nursing, Edition 3
    ASPAN

    Prepare to succeed on the CPAN® and CAPA® exams with this authoritative guide from ASPAN! PeriAnesthesia Nursing Core Curriculum, 3rd Edition is a comprehensive reference that helps you care for patients before and after anesthesia in all types of settings. There’s no other review like it. Coverage of the full scope of perianesthesia nursing makes it an ideal resource for both in-hospital and ambulatory care. And to keep you current, this edition also describes the newest advances in interventional radiology, robotics, and endoscopy procedures. Written by the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses and edited by respected perianesthesia nurses Lois Schick and Pam Windle, this book will help you develop the skills and expertise you need to excel on your certification exam and in practice.Authoritative ASPAN authors cover the core content necessary to demonstrate competency as a perianesthesia nurse, including ASPAN’s full scope of practice for the CPAN® and CAPA® certifications.Six sections cover required competencies in these key areas of perianesthesia nursing: professional issues, preoperative assessment, patient care across the life span, perianesthesia, body systems, and education and discharge.Easy-to-use outline format provides a quick review of the fundamentals and standards of practice for patient assessment and care.Objectives at the beginning of each chapter help you focus on and learn key content.Numerous boxes, tables, and illustrations highlight important information and make the book a valuable reference.Preoperative Assessment Competencies section addresses all aspects of the complete assessment of the patient and family, including areas such as transcultural nursing and alternative therapies as well as the mentally and physically challenged patient.Life Span Considerations section prepares you for the care of patients of all ages with chapters on pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.Useful appendixes cover the CPAN and CAPA certification programs and provide test-taking strategies, helping you to prepare for and pass your exam.A bibliography at the end of every chapter lists additional research resources. NEW content covers interventional radiology, robotics, endoscopy procedures, and the latest technology as it impacts perianesthesia nurses.NEW! Streamlined chapters provide a more concise book.UPDATED Professional Competencies section includes the latest safety, regulatory, and healthcare policies.UPDATED Education and Discharge Competencies section addresses the changes in ambulatory settings and patient discharges.

  • Clinical Companion for Fundamentals of Nursing - E-Book: Just the Facts, Edition 9

    Clinical Companion for Fundamentals of Nursing – E-Book: Just the Facts, Edition 9
    Patricia A. Potter

    A concise, pocket-sized nursing reference, Clinical Companion for Fundamentals of Nursing, 9th Edition includes all the facts and figures you’ll need to succeed in clinicals. The streamlined format organizes content by body system, with tables, boxes, and bulleted lists that simplify searching. From definitions and abbreviations to dosage calculations and lab values, this pocket guide presents the most up-to-date guidelines and clinical information in an easy-to-use, quick-reference format!Basic assessment by body system makes it easy to locate specific information.Concise, pocket-sized format ensures portability for use in the clinical setting.Basic facts and figures provide valuable background information.English-to-Spanish translations help you communicate with Spanish-speaking patients.Content is presented in tabular, list, and outline format for quick and easy retrieval.Chapter outlines with corresponding page numbers provide quick, easy access to information.NEW! The latest information on infection control, pressure ulcers, dietary guidelines, and more.NEW! Uses the latest NANDA-1 (2015-17), NIC, and NOC terminologies. UPDATED images serve as visual reinforcement throughout.NEW! Additional information for six QSEN competencies.UPDATED chapter bibliographies reference related sources for further in-depth study.

  • Clinical Analytics and Data Management for the DNP, Second Edition: Edition 2

    Clinical Analytics and Data Management for the DNP, Second Edition: Edition 2
    Martha L. Sylvia, PhD, MBA, RN

    Praise for the First Edition:“DNP students may struggle with data management, since their projects are not research, but quality improvement, and this book covers the subject well. I recommend it for DNP students for use during their capstone projects." Score: 98, 5 Stars–Doody's Medical ReviewsThis is the only text to deliver the strong data management knowledge and skills that are required competencies for all DNP students. It enables readers to design data tracking and clinical analytics in order to rigorously evaluate clinical innovations/programs for improving clinical outcomes, and to document and analyze change. The second edition is greatly expanded and updated to address major changes in our health care environment. Incorporating faculty and student input, it now includes modalities such as SPSS, Excel, and Tableau to address diverse data management tasks. Eleven new chapters cover the use of big data analytics, ongoing progress towards value-based payment, the ACA and its future, shifting of risk and accountability to hospitals and clinicians, advancement of nursing quality indicators, and new requirements for Magnet certification.The text takes the DNP student step by step through the complete process of data management from planning to presentation, and encompasses the scope of skills required for students to apply relevant analytics to systematically and confidently tackle the clinical interventions data obtained as part of the DNP student project. Of particular value is a progressive case study illustrating multiple techniques and methods throughout the chapters. Sample data sets and exercises, along with objectives, references, and examples in each chapter, reinforce information.Key Features:Provides extensive content for rigorously evaluating DNP innovations/projectsTakes DNP students through the complete process of data management from planning through presentationIncludes a progressive case study illustrating multiple techniques and methodsOffers very specific examples of application and utility of techniquesDelivers sample data sets, exercises, PowerPoint slides and more, compiled in Supplemental Materials and an Instructor Manual

  • Lehne s Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Providers - E-Book

    Lehne’s Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Providers – E-Book
    Laura Rosenthal

    Awarded second place in the 2017 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Adult Primary Care Category and a 2019 PROSE Award finalist. Get all of the pharmacotherapeutics principles and content you need to become a safe and effective prescriber with Lehne's Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Providers. This new text is built on the same solid foundation of clearly explained, up-to-date, and clinically current content as the undergraduate-level Lehne’s Pharmacology for Nursing Care, yet carefully focuses on the specific principles and drug content needed by primary and acute care nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and clinical nurse specialists. Three introductory chapters provide foundational content in the areas of prescriptive authority, rational drug selection, prescription writing, and promoting positive outcomes of drug therapy. Core chapter content centers on the drugs that advanced practitioner prescribers will see most commonly in clinical practice. You’ll also notice a sharp focus on pharmacotherapeutic decision-making along with a number of prescriber-focused pedagogical aids — including Black Box Warnings — to reinforce the most important information and help you make optimal pharmacotherapeutic decisions. Introductory chapters tailored to the specific needs of advanced practice prescribers cover topics such as prescriptive authority, rational drug selection and prescription writing, and promoting positive outcomes of drug therapy.Carefully focused pharmacotherapeutic content reflects the drugs most commonly seen and used by advanced practice prescribers, with emphasis not on the first drug discovered or developed in each class but on the agents most often used today. Primary care drugs are addressed first in each chapter as appropriate, followed by and acute care drugs.UNIQUE! Prescriber-focused pedagogical aids further reinforce the most important information for advanced practice prescribers. Black Box Warnings alert you to special warnings and precautions related to particular drugs. Integrated coverage of Canadian trade names appears throughout the text and is highlighted with a familiar maple-leaf icon.Integrated coverage of interprofessional collaboration addresses the growing global interest in interprofessional collaboration and incorporates opportunities for interprofessional collaborative practice throughout.

  • Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-PN® Examination - E-Book: Edition 7

    Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-PN® Examination – E-Book: Edition 7
    Linda Anne Silvestri

    Review for the NCLEX-PN® exam with leading NCLEX® experts Linda Anne Silvestri and Angela Silvestri! Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-PN® Examination, 7th Edition provides everything you need to prepare for the NCLEX-PN exam — a review of essential nursing content, more than 4,500 NCLEX exam-style questions, detailed rationales, and test-taking tips and strategies. Based on Silvestri’s proven Pyramid to Success, the book includes many questions that test the critical thinking skills you need to pass the NCLEX. An Evolve companion website adds a pre-test that generates a study calendar, study questions with immediate feedback for both correct and incorrect answers, and practice exams with immediate scoring. Updated to reflect the latest NCLEX-PN test plan, this complete review is a perennial favorite of students preparing for the NCLEX.More than 4,500 practice questions are included in the book and the Evolve companion website.Detailed rationales are provided for both correct and incorrect answer options. Alternate item format questions include multiple response, prioritizing, fill-in-the-blank, figure/illustration, chart/exhibit, graphic option, and audio/video clips, as the NCLEX-PN exam is no longer limited to multiple-choice questions.UNIQUE! A 75-question pre-test on Evolve provides feedback on your strengths and weaknesses, and the results generate an individualized study calendar.An 85-question comprehensive exam in the book matches the client needs percentages identified in the NCLEX-PN test plan.Pyramid to Success sections at the beginning of each unit provide an overview of content, guidance for your review, and the subject’s relative importance in the NCLEX-PN text plan.Pyramid Points and Pyramid Alert boxes identify content that typically appears on the NCLEX-PN exam.What Should You Do? boxes in each chapter help you develop critical thinking skills, with answers at the end of the chapter.NEW! Current NCLEX-PN test plan is incorporated into this review, including the exam’s newly added content.UPDATED test-taking strategies are included in a separate chapter and for each question to give clues for finding the correct answers. UPDATED Priority Nursing Action boxes help you to effectively prioritize nursing care, and include detailed rationales and textbook references.NEW! Learning objectives tied to client needs are provided for each unit in the book.

  • Ethnicity and Family Therapy, Third Edition: Edition 3

    Ethnicity and Family Therapy, Third Edition: Edition 3
    Monica McGoldrick

    This widely used clinical reference and text provides a wealth of knowledge on culturally sensitive practice with families and individuals from over 40 different ethnic groups. Each chapter demonstrates how ethnocultural factors may influence the assumptions of both clients and therapists, the issues people bring to the clinical context, and their resources for coping and problem solving.

  • Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with Trauma Survivors: Strengthening Attachment Bonds

    Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with Trauma Survivors: Strengthening Attachment Bonds
    Susan M. Johnson

    This book provides a theoretical framework and a practical model of intervention for distressed couples whose relationships are affected by the echoes of trauma. Combining attachment theory, trauma research, and emotionally focused therapeutic techniques, Susan M. Johnson guides the clinician in modifying the interactional patterns that maintain traumatic stress and fostering positive, healing relationships among survivors and their partners. In-depth case material brings to life the process of assessment and treatment with couples coping with the impact of different kinds of trauma, including childhood abuse, serious illness, and combat experiences. The concluding chapter features valuable advice on therapist self-care.

  • Mosby s Essentials for Nursing Assistants - E-Book: Edition 6

    Mosby’s Essentials for Nursing Assistants – E-Book: Edition 6
    Sheila A. Sorrentino

    Designed for shorter programs of 85 hours or fewer, Mosby's Essentials for Nursing Assistants, 6th Edition provides coverage of the concepts and skills that are essential for becoming a nursing assistant. Known for its reader-friendly approach, and bright visual presentation, the text covers OBRA-mandated content including step-by-step procedures for 76 skills covered on the latest NATSEP certification exams. With focus on quality of life in the patient/person and self-pride in the nursing assistant this concise text emphasizes the importance of treating residents with respect while providing safe, competent, and efficient care. New features include Focus on Math to help you master the formulas and calculations necessary for safe and effective caregiving and Focus on Pride: Application, which directs you to focus on residents’ emotional and mental needs during specific procedures.Over 75 procedures boxes are divided into step-by-step format with instructions for performing each skill, including Quality of Life courtesies, Pre-procedure, Procedure, and Post-Procedure sections to make learning critical skills easier.Concise coverage of nursing assistant content written at a 7th grade reading level that’s ideal and easy to use in classes with shorter hour requirements.Promoting Safety and Comfort boxes highlight important considerations for providing safe and effective care while promoting patient comfort.Focus on PRIDE boxes highlight personal and professional responsibility, rights and respect, independence and social interaction, delegation and teamwork, and ethics and laws, encouraging you to promote pride in the person, family, and themselves.Caring about Culture boxes contain information to help you learn about the various practices of other cultures. Focus on Practice boxes at the end of each chapter present short case scenarios with questions so students can consider practical applications for providing patient care.Focus on Communication boxes suggest what to say and questions to ask when interacting with patients, residents, visitors, and the nursing team to ensure clear communication in practice.Delegation Guidelines identify the nursing assistant's specific responsibilities in accepting commonly delegated tasks.NEW! Getting a Job chapter describes the professional skills you need for seeking and landing a job after certification. NEW! Focus on Math feature increases your critical thinking and calculation skills to assist you in performing a variety of procedures.NEW! Urinary Catheters chapter focuses on safety concerns surrounding perineal care. NEW! Content on electronic communication covers safety rules and wrongful use of electronic communication methods including cell phones and social media.NEW! Focus on Pride: Application examines residents’ emotional and mental wellbeing during care for specific issues.

  • Complete Phlebotomy Exam Review - E-Book: Edition 2

    Complete Phlebotomy Exam Review – E-Book: Edition 2
    Pamela Primrose

    Prepare for phlebotomy certification and licensure exam success with Complete Phlebotomy Exam Review, 2nd Edition. This comprehensive review book has 1,500 questions. A new pretest provides an assessment of strengths and weaknesses, and a mock certification exam at the end of the book tests your knowledge of necessary information. Organized into chapters that correlate with the trusted textbook by Warekois and Robinson, each chapter includes a content review followed by multiple-choice questions, each with an answer, a rationale, and a page-number reference to information in the companion textbook. An Evolve website offers even more opportunity to practice ,with all the questions in the book plus 500 extra and the ability to sort by category or test in study or exam modes.100-question mock certification exam at the end of the book allows you to test your comprehension of the material and identify areas of strength and weakness to target study. Answers, rationales, and page-number references to the trusted companion test by Warekois and Robinson help you understand why your selected answer was right or wrong and strengthen your knowledge of key exam content areas.The Evolve site provides you with myriad opportunities for practice. With all the text questions plus an additional 500, you can take tests in exam or study mode and sort questions by category or chapter to tailor practice to your individual needs.Organized by chapters, each begins with a content review to break the subject of phlebotomy into manageable areas.Multiple-choice questions with answers and rationales in each chapter test your comprehension of the material.NEW! 1,500 questions provide you with even more opportunities for testing yourself and reinforcing the content.NEW! 100-question pretest at the beginning of the book lets you assess where you stand from the start so you can target your study accordingly.NEW! Photos and line drawings throughout the book illustrate what is being discussed and help you learn more about the equipment you will encounter on the job.