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In the health care arena, "vulnerable populations" refers to those groups whose vulnerability increases their potential to suffer health disparities - disparities generally brought about by racial and ethnic discrimination and poverty. Since Florence Nightingale, nurses have long demonstrated dedication and aptitude for identifying persons, groups, and environments in need of intervention and new approaches for assessing and reducing vulnerability. The 25th issue of "ARNR" extends that dedication with landmark research, tests of interventions, and theoretical reviews that bring us closer to the goals of Healthy People 2010 (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2000) for the elimination of health disparities. The book posits that nurses are uniquely positioned to lead the way in this regard, through community-based projects and active partnerships with intervention recipients. Stressing the need for nurses to move to the forefront in the important research needed to design and implement effective interventions, this new 25th volume in the "Annual Review of Nursing Research" (ARNR) series continues to provide the highest standards of content and authoritative review of research for students, researchers, and clinicians.
The "Annual Review of Nursing Education" addresses trends, new developments, and innovations in nursing education over the past year. Chapters provide practical information and new ideas that educators and administrators can use in their own nursing programs. Volume 6 looks at such intriguing topics as innovations in clinical teaching and evaluation, partnerships for clinical teaching, selecting clinical sites, how students view their clinical experience, grade inflation in nursing, and using case studies for promoting critical thinking, among others.
Integrated Fundamental Nursing is the second edition of the successful and established Fundamental Nursing. It is a comprehensive text for nursing students and has been written to meet the curriculum requirements for general nursing courses. It describes the nursing profession from its beginnings to today's modern practices and forms the basis of nursing care to ensure that nursing practice adheres to the values, attitudes and beliefs of the profession. Integrated Fundamental Nursing is divided into five distinct sections that follow the stipulations in the Scope of Practice documents of the SA Nursing Council: Section A: Introduction to nursing; Section B: Introduction to the healthcare system; Section C: The scientific foundations of nursing; Section D: Specific aspects of healthcare, including emergency care, hospitalisation, surgery and discharge, and reproductive health; Section E: The nursing needs of patients. The layout has been improved to promote easier understanding of the concepts and to incorporate recent innovations. For example, additional supportive illustrations and key information boxes have been provided to highlight pertinent facts. QR codes have also been included to provide access to relevant online information. Since 21st-century health professionals are expected to develop an integrated, comprehensive nursing care plan for the promotion of activities of daily living, self-care, treatment and rehabilitation of healthcare users, this updated edition provides all the knowledge and skills needed to master these.
This timely volume in the ""Springer Annual Review of Nursing Education"" series reflects the hottest issues and trends igniting national discourse today. From the lessons nurse educators and students learned from surviving the Gulf coast hurricanes, to the impact of foreign nurses' immigration on American nursing education, this new edition reflects topics on the vanguard of both national and international nursing education concerns. With a focus on clinical nursing education, part one of the ARNE will guide you in using standardized patients and formal mentoring programs in clinical teaching and evaluation of your students. Part two addresses challenges that face educators in nursing, including difficult or confrontational students and the shortage of nursing faculty and part three introduces technological and assessment initiatives to enhance student learning and development. New ideas for nursing education plus current research together in one volume make this new edition a necessary reference and tool for all nursing educators.
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"The excerpts taken from original writings and events provide readers with a sneak peak into a forgotten world....This book is a must for anyone in the nursing profession. Essential. All levels."--"Choice"
With contributions from some of the most renowned nursing scholars and historians, the real-life history of how nurses worked and how they endured the ever-changing economic, social, educational, and technological milieus is presented in a captivating collection of articles.
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"Nurses' Work, " provides an incredible collection of significant historical scholarship and contemporary themes that encourages us to understand and think these questions and the future of nursing.
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Supporting the urgent need for new patient safety guidelines and practices, "Focus on Patient Safety," provides the most current and authoritative research and review to help decision makers develop new and much-needed standards and practices in nursing. With contributions from experts in the field, this new up-to-date reference focuses on key disciplines and topics that are critical to patient safety today including: Patient safety indicators Medication errors Falls and injury prevention Hospital-acquired infections Patient safety in acute-care units in hospitals Medications in the perioperative environment Home visit programs for the elderly Nursing homes Informatics issues Organizational, climate, and culture factors
From new and emerging issues in patient safety to a review of research methods and measurement, this new 24th volume in the "Annual Review of Nursing Research (ARNR)" series continues to provide the highest standards of content and authoritative review of research for students, researchers, and clinicians.
Delivers a practical leadership approach that will thrive in today's healthcare environment.This application-based text is designed to cultivate nursing and healthcare leaders who embrace the demands and opportunities of today's health care environment, which is rooted in innovation. Authored by world-class innovators and leaders in evidence-based health care practice, the book provides proven strategies to incorporate innovative and evidence-based leadership strategies into daily use, to build creative, high functioning and sustainable organizations. The book differs from traditional academic texts by providing content that is practical, personal, and engaging. By outlining a clear path for readers to integrate innovation and leadership principles into their careers and daily practice, the book is designed to create innovation and motivational leaders. The text is enhanced by individualized quotes and first-person accounts from health care industries. Chapters offer objectives, case studies, and review questions to reinforce content. Additional features include "Calls to Action" that help readers develop specific content-related skills, "Key Takeaway Points" summarize each chapter for quick access, and podcasts conducted with prolific leaders who illustrate the many challenges they've faced over the years. Key Features: Rooted in AACN Essentials for DNP and Master's Education Provides practical information on leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurship Includes best practice applications for health care and non-health care industries to improve outcomes in real world settings Content includes "Learning-from-Industry" case studies, "Calls to Action," and concise "Key Takeaway Points" Includes podcasts with top health care leaders
HEALTH PROMOTION IN NURSING, 3E, International Edition takes readers through a holistic approach of health and wellness that examines healthy lifestyles from a biological, psychological, social, and environmental perspective. Beginning with an overview of health promotion concepts and nursing theories, the book then delves into issues of nutrition, physical fitness, weight control, avoiding substance abuse, and pre-natal care. The Third Edition also covers new issues relating to technology, as well as wellness strategies that enable patients to maintain healthy lifestyles in the face of grief or terminal illness. With content directed towards caring for communities and groups, HEALTH PROMOTION IN NURSING, 3E, International Edition is the resource that readers of all nursing types and specialties can use for years to come.
This new study guide is a companion to the bestselling textbook Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing and Healthcare Students, and is designed to help and support you with this subject area, by testing and consolidating your knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Jam-packed with tips, hints, activities and exercises, this workbook will guide you through the core areas of anatomy and physiology, and provide you with loads of help with your studies. Designed to support all styles of learning, Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology Workbook provides you with a wide range of activities including: * Clear illustrations for tracing, copying, shading and colouring in * Blank diagrams for labelling * Multiple choice questions * Fill in the gap exercises * Learning tips and hints * Crosswords * Word searches Also available: Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing and Healthcare Students 2nd edition the bestselling textbook upon which this study guide is based.
Reinforce your understanding of complex pathophysiology subjects! Developed and updated by learning experts, Pathophysiology Online for Understanding Pathophysiology, 8th Edition is a collection of 20 online modules that complement the McCance Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children textbook. This unique online course uses animations, interactive activities, case studies, online testing, open discussion boards, and various multimedia learning aids to make the process of mastering textbook material fun and engaging. Duration for access to this product is for the life of the edition. More than 80 specially created, narrated animations help you to visualize some of the most complex pathophysiologic processes. Module pre-tests help you test your knowledge of normal structure and function before alternations in function are introduced. Immediate feedback on activities and assignments throughout help to reinforce learning and encourage subject mastery. 20 complete modules supplement the textbook and provide experience with application of the material with online activities, animation, interactivity. Module Exams measure your progress as soon as you're completed. Case studies throughout encourage development of critical thinking skills and application of knowledge about pathophysiology to real-world situations. Rationales for all pre-tests and exams make it easy for you to understand the nature of both correct and incorrect answers. Over 600 images including figures, charts and diagrams keep you engaged and strengthen your understanding of the material. Narrated algorithms describe complex health and disease processes to help you visualize how reactions progress and interact. Guided Reading Assignments make learning and review more effective by allowing you to focus on the most vital content. Outlines for each module provide a complete overview of content to help you quickly and conveniently navigate through the course. Clear objectives highlight the most important material for each module. Further Exploration sections help you review and strengthen your understanding of the content before moving on. NEW! More than 20 new animations help to visually engage you throughout the course. NEW! Thoroughly updated to reflect content from the main text.
Questions and Answers for Diploma in Dental Nursing, Level 3 is a comprehensive revision guide for dental nurses preparing for the written examination of the City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing (formerly NVQ). Practice questions test your knowledge of Units 312-315, covering the principles of infection control in the dental environment, assessment of oral health and treatment planning, dental radiography, and the scientific principles in the management of oral health diseases and dental procedures. This guide is the must-have companion to the course text Diploma in Dental Nursing, Level 3, 3rd Edition,as you work towards qualification as a successful and accomplished dental nurse. Key features: * Revision guide tailored for students taking the City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing * Presents multiple choice questions in the format of the exam, and answers with brief explanations so if you go wrong you know how to improve * Written by Carole Hollins, an experienced examiner and well-known author of dental nursing books
Learn to accurately diagnose the majority of patients seen in today's primary care settings! Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care, 6th Edition goes beyond basic history and physical examination skills to help you learn the diagnostic reasoning process. You will develop this key skill by following assessment guidelines that focus on a specific complaint rather than beginning with a previously established diagnosis or disease entity. Written by advanced practitioners, this edition includes a new chapter on The Transgender Patient that gives you the knowledge you need to properly assess and care for this underserved patient population. It also features expanded coverage of geriatrics, highly infectious diseases, coordination with the interprofessional healthcare team, genetics/genomics in lab testing and family history, updates on psychiatric-mental health problems, and more! A clear, consistent diagnostic reasoning process takes you to the next step of health assessment - beyond basic history and physical examination to diagnostic reasoning. Diagnostic Reasoning: Focused History sections use "self-questions" to walk you through the thinking process involved in obtaining a pertinent, relevant, problem-specific history that will assist in differential diagnosis. Diagnostic Reasoning: Focused Physical Examination sections explain how to perform more advanced diagnostic techniques and interpret the findings. Key Questions guide you through assessment and toward an accurate diagnosis by listing questions to ask the patient, followed by explanations of what the patient's responses might signify. Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies sections outline the types of tests that might be appropriate based on the focused history and focused physical examination. Differential Diagnosis sections offer the most common diagnoses for each patient problem and summarize the history and physical examination findings, along with recommended laboratory and diagnostic studies. Differential Diagnosis tables provide you with a quick-reference summary of possible diagnoses for each patient problem. Evidence-Based Practice boxes - more than 30 are NEW - summarize the scientific evidence related to the diagnosis of patient problems. Evidence-Based Preventive Health Screening chapter helps you to screen for common asymptomatic conditions and in promoting wellness. Information on screening for abuse and sexual assault helps you identify patients who might need additional support or intervention. List of Chapters by Body System provides a convenient Table of Contents organized by different body systems. NEW! Updated content throughout, includes special focus on genetics/genomics, psychiatric-mental health issues, geriatrics, and more. NEW! Chapter on The Transgender Patient equips providers with the necessary knowledge to properly assess and care for this growing patient population. NEW! Interprofessional team of reviewers ensures content is appropriate for Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Respiratory Therapists, and other providers, as well as ensuring that referral information promotes effective interprofessional collaboration. NEW! A smaller, more convenient size makes it easy to have this this essential reference handy in a lab-coat pocket, and expanded color illustrations and full-color design enhance content, with colored thumb tabs making it easier for you to find the information you need. NEW! Updated information on psychiatric/mental health problems reflects the latest changes in practice as well as changes to the DSM.
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.
The NHS is in crisis - it's in record demand, and care services are at breaking point - but what if the solution to rescuing the NHS is in the hands of the patients themselves? In this refreshingly positive and remarkable book, David Gilbert shares the powerful real-life stories of 'patient leaders' - ordinary people affected by life-changing illnesses, disabilities, or conditions, who have all gone back into the fray to help change the healthcare system in necessary and inspiring ways. Charting their diverse journeys - from managing to live with their condition, and their motivation to change the status quo, right through to their successes in improving approaches to health and social care - these moving and courageous stories aim to motivate others to take back control and showcase the pivotal importance of patients as genuine decision-making leaders. Filled with hard-won wisdom and everyday heroism, The Patient Revolution challenges current discourse and sets out an empowering vision of how patient leaders can change the future of healthcare.
This innovative new textbook covers a range of clinical situations a nurse may encounter in their professional career, providing useful insights into challenging patient - and colleague - encounters. Written by a team of educators and clinicians with considerable expertise in their respective fields, the book focuses on the application of psychology in key areas of nursing (child, adult, older people, learning disabilities, mental health) providing practical approaches and techniques that nurses can use in their daily practice with patients. It includes several features to support teaching and learning: * Clearly defined learning outcomes for each chapter * Examples throughout to illustrate the application of psychology * Case studies following a student nurse through different placements and experiences during her nurse training * Structured activities and questions for discussion to encourage reflection on practice * Annotated suggestions for further reading With nurses increasingly being held to public and professional account, the importance of understanding a clinical encounter, in particular the psychological aspects of it together with developing a skillset to respond to patients, has never been greater. This accessible and entertaining book will be indispensable reading for nurses at undergraduate and graduate level, particularly those on the pre-registration nursing diploma and Bsc (Hons) in Nursing.
Training to be a nurse in the Swinging Sixties was demanding but great fun. In this sequel to "It Won't Hurt a Bit", it's time for Jane Yeadon to move on from her basic training to her exciting new life as a midwife. It's a whole new challenge with a new set of intriguing colleagues far from home as she heads from Scotland to Belfast for a brand new adventure. When she arrives at the Royal Maternity Hospital, Jane encounters the usual glacial matron overseeing the nurses and doing her best to keep them out of too much trouble, as well as fellow nurses English Cynthia, Timid Marie and Strongminded Margaret. As they're thrown in at the deep end, Jane discovers that this is life in the medical fast lane where there are very few straightforward births and every day is a very steep learning curve. And as well as the day-to-day work, the nurses get caught up in the issues of the day and find out that there is also much to learn about this divided community which is rapidly being overshadowed by the gathering Troubles which will soon rip the city apart.
Help your students develop the skills they'll need on the job with today's #1 bestseller. Taking an active learning approach, this Ninth Edition emphasizes the symbiotic elements of leadership and management. All professional nurses today face limited resources and emerging technologies, and this book prepares students through up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of leadership and management concepts, ranging from managing conflict and working collaboratively to organizing patient care and staffing. Benefitting students who often have limited opportunities to observe high-performing middle- and top-level managers in practice, a variety of real-world scenarios are featured throughout and provide opportunities for hands-on learning. New to the Ninth Edition: More than 280 learning exercises (26 NEW to this edition) help students see how concepts can be applied in a wide range of practice situations and health-care settings. The variety of learning modes in the exercises gives students opportunities to apply theory, develop strong critical-thinking skills, and internalize learning. Updated Content Crosswalks--based on the latest AACN, AONE, QSEN, and, new to this edition, ANA standards and competencies--show how content in each chapter draws from or contributes to content identified as essential for baccalaureate and graduate education, for practice as a nurse administrator, and for safety and quality in clinical practice. Updated content on new trends/developments in health care includes the Affordable Care Act, meaningful EHR use, projected nursing shortages, and newer care delivery models focused on ambulatory care and outpatient settings. Expanded coverage of workplace topics includes whistleblowing, liability of supervision of unlicensed workers, bullying, incivility, mobbing, workplace violence, and the authority-power gap. Improved leveling in the test bank allows for better assessment of student progress.
Healthcare Simulation at a Glance provides an accessible overview to key educational aspects of simulation education, and how they relate to simulation in clinical practice and university based education. Structured into five sections, it begins with an introduction to simulation before moving on to focusing on the learning theories that underpins the approaches, and how to embed simulation into a programme. Sections three and four look at the technical and non-technical features of simulation in various contexts, and how it can be used in assessment and providing feedback to health professionals. The last section considers how simulation educators can develop their own practice through different activities and approaches. Using case examples and practical tips, Healthcare Simulation at a Glance offers structure and a framework applicable to a complex area, and is ideal for those new to using simulation in education, as well as experienced academics.
The new edition of this bestselling and trusted dictionary has been fully updated and revised to take account of recent developments in nursing practice and related fields. Updates to this edition cover many areas, with a particular focus on areas such as nutrition, medical research, lymphology, and critical care nursing. Written by medical and nursing specialists, and offering more than 10,300 clear and concise entries on the theory and practice of nursing, the dictionary provides comprehensive coverage of the ever-expanding vocabulary of the nursing professions. As well as nursing-specific terms, there are also many entries in the fields of medicine, anatomy, physiology, ethics, psychiatry, nutrition, statistics, and pharmacology. Almost 100 helpful illustrations and tables, and 17 appendices covering the Code of Conduct 2015, the calculation of drug dosages, essential skill clusters, religion and nursing practice, recommended alcohol intake, and much more, make this an essential reference tool for all nursing students and professionals.
Survive clinical skills training with this essential guide for all student nurses. Providing words of wisdom and advice from real-life student nurses, Care Skills for Nurses is an easy-to-read, quick-reference guide to all the key care skills you need to know boosting your confidence and competence both in the clinical skills lab and on your clinical placements. Special features: * Developed by students, for students * Clear, straightforward, and jargon-free * Ties in with the NMC standards for pre-registration education and the Essential Skills Clusters * Examples and questions based on real life nursing and healthcare situations * Available in a range of digital formats
Yoost and Crawford's Fundamentals of Nursing is back for a second-edition encore! The text that made its name by focusing on simple language and active learning continues its focus on helping you truly understand, apply, and retain important nursing information and concepts. Using a warm and conversational style, this new second edition guides you towards a basic understanding of the nursing profession and then logically progresses through the nursing process and into the safe and systematic methods of applying care. Each chapter features realistic and complex case studies and critical thinking exercises woven throughout the content to help you continually apply what you've learned to actual patient care. A conceptual care mapping approach - created by Yoost and Crawford themselves - further your ability to make clinical judgments and synthesize knowledge as you develop plans of care after analysing and clustering related patient assessment data. All of this paired with a wealth of student-friendly learning features and clinically-focused content offers up a fundamentally different - and effective - way for you to easily master the fundamentals of nursing. UNIQUE! Warm, friendly writing style slows down the pace of information to give readers time to critically think and master all fundamental concepts and skills. UNIQUE! Building block approach groups topics and concepts together thematically, in the order needed for readers to build their knowledge. UNIQUE! Objective-driven approach presents clearly defined, numbered objectives that coordinate with all content and then wrap up with Objective Summaries. UNIQUE! Active learning activities are incorporated throughout every chapter to help readers learn to apply chapter content to broader nursing concepts and realistic patient scenarios. UNIQUE! Conceptual care mapping is taught and used throughout the text in conjunction with the Conceptual Care Map Creator. UNIQUE! Emphasis on QSEN reinforces the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses competencies, including: patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, safety, and informatics. Special feature boxes cover the areas of: diversity consideration, evidence-based practice, informatics, patient education, healthy literacy, health assessment questions, interprofessional collaboration and delegation, ethical and legal practice, home care considerations, safe practice alerts, QSEN, critical thinking exercises, and nursing care guidelines. NEW! Interprofessional collaboration and delegation content appears throughout the text along with new IPE activities that are integrated into the Evolve resources. NEW & UNIQUE! Review and exam questions tied to learning objectives use a building-block style approach that starts at lower Bloom's taxonomy levels in early chapters and builds to more complex levels as readers acquire more knowledge. NEW! Emphasis on assignment and delegation covers the differences between them and how and when they're appropriate for an RN. NEW! Content on complementary therapies has been integrated throughout the text to reflect the changes to the NCLEX exam. NEW! Additional information has been added in the areas of HCAHPS, Health Literacy, Patient Education, Drugs of Abuse, Zika, Ebola, and more.
COLOURING - A FUN WAY TO LEARN AND REVISE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY! Are you overwhelmed by how much you have to learn? Do you want a fun and easy way to study A&P, and remember it? The perfect antidote to hours of dense reading, colouring is fun, creative and a proven learning technique. Put pencil to paper and help your brain to make deep learning connections, improving your ability to retain knowledge and recall it in class, exams or practise. You'll learn without even realising it! Features include: Short and simple introductions to each subject An innovative two step approach, asking you to identify the anatomy and complete the label and add colour as you work through each illustration.
Master nursing skills with this guide from the respected Perry, Potter & Ostendorf author team! The concise coverage in Nursing Interventions & Clinical Skills, 7th Edition makes it easy to learn the skills most commonly used in everyday nursing practice. Clear, step-by-step instructions cover more than 160 basic, intermediate, and advanced skills - from measuring body temperature to insertion of a peripheral intravenous device - using evidence-based concepts to improve patient safety and outcomes. A streamlined, visual approach makes the book easy to read, and an Evolve companion website enhances learning with review questions and handy checklists for each clinical skill. Coverage of more than 160 skills and interventions addresses the basic, intermediate, and advanced skills you'll use every day in practice. Safe Patient Care Alerts highlight risks or other key information to know in performing skills, so you can plan ahead at each step of nursing care. Unique! Using Evidence in Nursing Practice chapter provides the information needed to use evidence-based care to solve clinical problems. Coverage of evidence-based nursing techniques includes the concept of care bundles, structured practices that improve patient safety and outcomes, in addition to the coverage of teach-back. Delegation & Collaboration guidelines help you make decisions in whether to delegate a skill to unlicensed assistive personnel, and indicates what key information must be shared. Teach-Back step shows how to evaluate the success of patient teaching, so you can see whether the patient understands a task or topic or if additional teaching may be needed. Recording guidelines describe what should be reported and documented after performing skills, with Hand-off Reporting sections listing important patient care information to include in the handoff. Special Considerations indicate the additional risks or accommodations you may face when caring for pediatric or geriatric patients, as well as patients in home care settings. A consistent format for nursing skills makes it easier to perform skills, organized by Assessment, Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation. Media resources include skills performance checklists on the Evolve companion website and related lessons, videos, and interactive exercises on Nursing Skills Online. NEW! 2017 Infusion Nurses Society standards are included on administering IVs and on other changes in evidence-based practice. NEW Disaster Preparedness chapter focuses on caring for patients after biological, chemical, or radiation exposure. NEW! SBAR samples show how to quickly and effectively communicate a patient's condition in terms of Situation, Background, Assessment, and Recommendation. NEW! Practice Reflections sections include a clinical scenario and questions, helping you reflect on clinical and simulation experiences. NEW! Three Master Debriefs help you develop a better understanding of the "big picture" by synthesizing skill performance with overall patient care.
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