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Edited by a world-renowned authority, Learning to Care has been prepared by a team of experienced nurse educationalists and practitioners to meet the learning needs of the new Nursing Associate. Richly illustrated throughout, this exciting resource is designed to fully equip trainee nursing associates for their future role as professional healthcare providers with chapters ranging from 'how to learn' and essay writing to communication skills, reflective practice, and the role of evidence-based clinical decision making. Complete with a full exploration of basic anatomy and physiology, together with the care and treatment of common disorders, Learning to Care also comes with a wide range of helpful learning features such as 'Hot Spots' and the 'Medicine Trolley', all designed to aid learning and help foster safe clinical practice. The volume comes complete with a downloadable image bank to assist with assignments. Learning to Care will be ideal for all Trainee Nursing Associates and Health Care Assistants wishing to enhance their knowledge-base as well as those on Enrolled Nurse programs overseas. Clear, no nonsense writing style helps make learning easy Provides helpful advice on study skills and essay writing Incorporates the 15 Standards of the Care Certificate Learning objectives at the start of each chapter enable readers to monitor their progress Key Words feature encourage familiarisation with a new vocabulary 'Self Test' questions at the start of each chapter allow readers to establish their baseline knowledge Reflection and Critical Awareness features encourage critical thinking and recall of essential information Medicine Trolley feature outlines common drugs, their usage, routes of administration and side effects Case Studies give practical context to core information Care in the Home Setting, At the GP Surgery and Communities of Care boxes illustrate healthcare provision outside the hospital environment Includes anatomy and physiology and pathophysiology of important diseases and disorders OSCEs help trainee nursing associates prepare for examinations Helpful glossary provides definitions of new terms
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
Includes more than 30 new diagnoses and eBook with digital updates as needed! Updated to deliver the most current standards, this is a unique prescribing reference for APRN students and advanced health care providers in all practice settings who need guidance on prescribing drugs for patients with acute, episodic, and chronic health problems. Concise, easy to read, and updated throughout, the resource delivers pharmacotherapy regimens for more than 600 diagnoses-including over 30 that are new. The print format includes an eBook with digital updates to assure immediate access to essential information. Listed alphabetically by diagnosis, pharmacotherapy regimens include, for each diagnosis, drug choices listed by generic name, FDA pregnancy category, generic/over-the-counter availability, adult/pediatric dosing regimens, brand names, forms of dosage, and additives. Clinically useful information such as laboratory values to be monitored, patient teaching points, and safety information is interspersed throughout each diagnosis. Additional quick-access features include information presented in convenient table format and an alphabetical cross-reference index of drugs by generic and brand name, with FDA pregnancy category and controlled drug schedule (I, II, III, IV, V). Key Features: Includes 31 new diagnoses totaling over 600 organized alphabetically Serves as a quick-access prescribing reference for APRN and PA students and health care providers in all primary care settings Presents drug information in condensed and summary form for ease of use Within each diagnosis, drug choices are listed alphabetically by generic /trade name, FDA pregnancy category, adult/pediatric dosing, dose forms, and additives Delivers guidance on lab values to be monitored, patient education points, and safety information Includes 30 Appendices with ready access to key drug classifications, FDA Pregnancy Categories, US Schedule of Controlled Substances, Immunization Schedules, Contraceptive Guidance, categories Anti-Infectives, and more! Offers brand/generic cross-reference
Covering the ratio and proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis methods of drug calculation, Calculation of Drug Dosages, 11th Edition is designed to help you master these methods. A basic review of mathematics serves to refresh your skills if you are weak or inexperienced in math, and plenty of practice problems help you become competent in making drug calculations. Known for its worktext format, this text offers multiple worksheets pre-and post-tests and a comprehensive post-test - making it ideal to be used in the classroom or for individual study. Streamlined and updated to reflect current practice, this resource helps you learn to calculate drug dosages accurately and with confidence. UPDATED! Safety in Medication Administration chapter reflects current standards. UPDATED! Pediatric and Obstetric chapters revised by expert contributors. UPDATED! The Intake and Output section includes additional questions to reinforce your understanding. UPDATED! Medications changed to generic names to reflect what you will encounter on the NCLEX . UPDATED! Physician orders sheet and medication administration records (MAR's) reflect the look of electronic records currently used in practice. ? An extensive math review covers the basic math skills essential for accurate calculation of drug dosages. Chapter worksheets allow you to practice solving realistic problems. Post-tests at the end of each chapter let you assess your understanding of content. An Alert box highlights information crucial to math calculation and patient safety. A comprehensive post-test at the end of the book offers additional practice and accurately gauges your overall understanding. A logical structure is organized from simple to complex, helping you to absorb and retain knowledge. UPDATED! Medication labels have been updated.
From Dunfermline to London recounts the detailed memoirs of a nurse training in the 1950s with the NHS in its infancy. The book combines fascinating and often humorous insights into nursing with personal and touching accounts of patients from all walks of life. Jeanie Traynor Maltby acquired a reputation as a storyteller amongst her nursing friends and regaled her six grandchildren with colourful stories of her training and life as a nurse in Scotland and then London. With excellent detail, a sharp wit and a profound commitment to nursing, these stories contain both humour and poignancy. This informative book also provides a personal perspective on the beginnings of the NHS. From a fever ward in Dunfermline to a general hospital in Edinburgh, and from midwifery in Lewisham to residences of the rich and famous in London, these stories will captivate readers. Inspired by Bill Bryson and Jennifer Worth, From Dunfermline to London will appeal to readers interested in nursing.
Feeling overwhelmed by medical terminology? Grab a lifeline: the newly updated Medical Terminology Made Incredibly Easy! (R), 4th Edition offers clear and simple explanations of vital terms and their everyday use in nursing practice. Backed by humor and chock full of illustrations, this enjoyable text is the perfect backup to class materials and the ideal on-the-job refresher for experienced nurses and all healthcare professionals. Learn how to decipher complex terms from the roots up-and take your confidence to a whole new level. Be expertly guided through the choppy waters of medical terminology ... NEW and updated content clarifies medical terminology concepts with clear definitions and illustrations Explains the meanings, roots, and pronunciation of terms as used in everyday practice, including: Names for all major body systems: skeletal, muscular, integumentary, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary, reproductive, neurologic, endocrine, blood and lymphatic, and sensory systems Terms and phrases used in maternal health, pharmacology, and mental health Breaks down complex medical terms into recognizable components-common prefixes, roots, and suffixes-to help you identify the meaning of any term Offers a strong anatomy and physiology overview backed by numerous images, including a large image of each organ system Chapter features provide learning aids and on-the-unit support: Just the facts -quick summary of chapter content Vocabulary builders -end-of-chapter games such as crossword puzzles, matching roots and prefixes to their correct meanings, and fill-in-the-blank sentences to help you retain learning Pump up your pronunciation -phonetic spellings make it easy to pronounce complex terms Anatomically speaking -anatomy illustrations, with pronunciations of key terms Memory jogger -stories and tools that support retention "Nurse Joy"and "Jake" -explain key concepts and offer friendly problem-solving tips Beyond the dictionary -learn the origins of words, to help you remember word roots and dissect meanings The real world -explains informal terms used in daily practice About the Clinical Editor David Woodruff, MSN, RN-BC, CNS, CNE, FNAP, is Faculty Development Specialist at the Center for Faculty Excellence, Chamberlain College of Nursing, in Cleveland, Ohio.
Corresponding to the chapters in The Human Body in Health and Illness, 4th Edition, by Barbara Herlihy, this study guide offers fun and practical exercises to help you review, understand, and remember basic A&P. Even if you find science intimidating, this book can help you succeed. Each chapter includes three parts: Mastering the Basics with matching, ordering, labeling, diagram reading, and coloring exercises Putting It All Together including multiple-choice quizzes and case studies Challenge Yourself! with critical thinking questions and puzzles Textbook page references are included with the questions to make it easier to review difficult topics. Objectives at the beginning of each chapter reinforce the goals of the textbook and set a framework for study. UPDATED content matches the new and revised material in the 5th edition of the textbook. UPDATED coloring exercises improve your retention of the material. NEW exercises are included on the endocrine system, hematocrit and blood coagulation, the preload and afterload function of the heart, identifying arteries and veins, the lymphatic system, and the components of the stomach.
With Today'S Increasing Number Of Cancer Survivors, More Clinical Nurses Are Helping Their Patients Through The Survivorship Process. A Nurse'S Guide To Caring For Cancer Survivors: Lung Cancer Is An Essential Reference For Clinical Nurses To Help Identify Key Components Of Survivorship Care. This Diagnosis Specific Guide Provides Nurses With Information To Improve The Quality Of Their Patient'S Life. Key Topics Include: Overview Of The Cancer Diagnosis, Common Treatments And Side Effects, Formats For Compiling Treatment Summaries, Patient Care Plans With An Emphasis On Healthy Behaviors For Preventing Recurrence And Secondary Cancers, Pharmacologic Agents, Strategies For Coordination Of Care Between Healthcare Providers And More.
Achieving certification in Critical Care Nursing is a major professional accomplishment. But in order to reach that important milestone, you need to pass the CCRN exam. Barron's CCRN Exam guide provides all of the key concepts test-takers need to master in order to pass the adult critical care nursing certification exam. This book features: A 25-question pre-test, to help pinpoint areas in need of intensive study Detailed subject reviews of such topics as Cardiovascular Concepts, Pulmonary Concepts, Professional Caring and Ethical Practice, and more, along with corresponding practice questions 2 full-length sample CCRN tests, each with 150 multiple choice questions and fully-explained answers 650 practice questions overall, for review and study CCRNs who have successfully passed the test report that self-testing with sets of practice questions such as these is an excellent strategy for success. Don't take chances with your certification-let Barron's CCRNA (R) Exam help you achieve the next level of professional achievement. BONUS ONLINE PRACTICE TEST: Students who purchase this book will also get FREE access to one additional full-length online CCRN exam with all questions answered and explained.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Fundamentals of Nursing: Human Health and Function, 8th Edition, helps you efficiently foster the critical thinking and clinical communication skills students need to succeed throughout the nursing curriculum and today's challenging clinical settings. This big-picture approach immerses students in a proven nursing framework that clarifies key capabilities, with an emphasis on the growing importance of clinical safety and research-based practice that helps students ensure patient safety and effect the best possible clinical outcomes. Highlights of the 8th Edition: A timely new chapter--Chapter 4, The Nurse's Role in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety--responds to multiple imperatives in today's health care, helping students understand systems that promote exceptional care in a complex environment. Case scenarios that open each chapter show nurses thinking holistically and reflecting on critical thinking questions. All-new, richly illustrated concept maps, ideal for visual learners, apply the nursing process and critical thinking to the chapter-opening case scenarios. PICO (patient/problem, intervention, comparison, outcome) displays illustrate examples of a structured, evidence-based way to find answers to clinical questions related to the chapter-opening case scenarios. Concept Mastery Alerts improve students' understanding of potentially confusing topics, as identified by Misconception Alerts in Lippincott's Adaptive Learning Powered by PrepU. Apply Your Critical Thinking features guide students to explore concepts and situations more deeply. Answers in Appendix B allow students to check their thinking. Patient Care Plans and Procedures sections (including some newly added procedures) help students transition from the classroom to nursing practice. NCLEX-style Review Questions prepare students for success on the NCLEX exam. A robust ancillary package is provided for instructors and students.
This book is not available as a print inspection copy. To download an E-inspection copy click here or for more information contact your local sales representative. This bestselling textbook introduces the theories, evidence and research that define supervision, mentoring, learning and student assessment in healthcare today. It combines an evidence-based approach that supports critical analysis with a sharp focus on how to provide effective supervision in everyday practice. Key features of the book include: A companion website with a video from the author, a test yourself glossary and free SAGE journal articles to support you during your mentorship course and in practice Example templates for you to use with students, such as learning contracts, lesson plans and professional development plans. Activities and reflection points which enhance your understanding and help you to develop your own approach to mentoring. Interprofessional in its scope, with reference to both the NMC and HCPC, it is essential reading for anyone taking on a supervisory, mentoring role across nursing, midwifery, social care and the allied health professions.
Research presents a dizzying array of terms and concepts to understand. This new book gives an overview of the important elements across nursing and health research in 42 short, straightforward chapters. Drawing on a range of perspectives from contributors with diverse experience, it will help you to understand what research means, how it is done, and what conclusions you can draw from it in your practice. Topics covered range from action research to systematic review to questionnaires. Every chapter includes a case study. It will be invaluable reading for nursing students at pre-registration level, undergraduate allied health students and for qualified practitioners needing a quick guide to the essentials. Annette McIntosh-Scott is Executive Dean in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of Chester. Tom Mason was Professor and Head of Mental Health and Learning Disabilities at the University of Chester. Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead is Professor of Social and Health Care in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of Chester. David Coyle is a Lecturer in the School of Healthcare Sciences at Bangor University.
A unique guide to coping and thriving in the NHS today. The book is wholly practice-focused, speaking to current standards of care for patients, and current working conditions for staff in the NHS. Written by academics specialising in mental health, nursing and well-being, each chapter provides guidance and support to pre and post-registration nurses to manage and persevere as a nurse today. This essential first edition includes: Case studies Reflective practice Mindfulness exercises
This convenient Handbook will be invaluable to students starting out on a pre-registration nursing course. Covering a broad range of topics, from helping understand what tutors and mentors expect, how to plan work, and coping with stress, it will support undergraduates across all aspects of student life. This book will help students to: Write assignments Cope with stress Make the most of clinical placements Reflect on practice Understand nursing models, theories and philosophies Understand medical terminology and nursing jargon Deal with legal and ethical issues.
Praise for the previous edition: ..".An outstanding handbook. It will be a familiar volume on most midwifery bookshelves, providing an excellent guide to midwifery focused care of both woman and child in the birthing setting." - Nursing Times Online Providing a practical and comprehensive guide to midwifery care, The Midwife's Labour and Birth Handbook continues to promote best practice and a safe, satisfying birthing experience with a focus on women-centred care. Covering all aspects of care during labour and birth, from obstetric emergencies to the practicalities of perineal repair (including left-hand suturing), the fourth edition has been fully revised and updated to include: Full colour photographs of kneeling extended breech and footling breech births New water birth and breech water birth photographs Female genital mutilation Sepsis Group B streptococcus Care of the woman with diabetes /Neonatal hypoglycaemia Mental health Seeding/microbirthing It also addresses important issues such as: Why are the numbers of UK women giving birth in stirrups RISING rather than falling? Why are so few preterm babies given bedside resuscitation with the cord intact? Would the creation of midwife breech practitioners/specialists enable more women to choose vaginal breech birth and is breech water birth safe? What is the legal position for women who choose to free birth - and their birth partners? Why are midwives challenging the OASI care bundle? Incorporating research, evidence and anecdotal observations, The Midwife's Labour and Birth Handbook remains an essential resource for both student midwives and experienced practising midwives.
This new edition of a very successful textbook provides an up-to-date, broad and authoritative introduction to studying health. With chapters including biology, epidemiology, anthropology, politics and psychology, it is the only book to explore all the major disciplines and highlight how they can contribute to our understanding of health in one single volume. Comprehensive, accessible and written by leading experts in the different fields, this is the introductory text for all students of health studies.
Understanding cancer is essential to providing effective nursing care to patients and families affected. This easy-to-use reference guide puts all the necessary information at your fingertips. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.
Provides a diverse, multi-faceted approach to health care evaluation and management The U.S. Health Care System: Origins, Organization and Opportunities provides a comprehensive introduction and resource for understanding healthcare management in the United States. It brings together the many "moving parts" of this large and varied system to provide both a bird's-eye view as well as relevant details of the complex mechanisms at work. By focusing on stakeholders and their interests, this book analyzes the value propositions of the buyers and sellers of healthcare products and services along with the interests of patients. The book begins with a presentation of frameworks for understanding the structure of the healthcare system and its dynamic stakeholder inter-relationships. The chapters that follow each begin with their social and historical origins, so the reader can fully appreciate how that area evolved. The next sections on each topic describe the current environment and opportunities for improvement. Throughout, the learning objectives focus on three areas: frameworks for understanding issues, essential factual knowledge, and resources to keep the reader keep up to date. Healthcare is a rapidly evolving field, due to the regulatory and business environments as well as the advance of science. To keep the content current, online updates are provided at: www.HealthcareInsights.MD. This website also offers a weekday blog of important/interesting news and teaching notes/class discussion suggestions for instructors who use the book as a text. The U.S. Health Care System: Origins, Organization and Opportunities is an ideal textbook for healthcare courses in MBA, MPH, MHA, and public policy/administration programs. In piloting the content, over the past several years the author has successfully used drafts of chapters in his Healthcare Systems course for MBA and MPH students at Northwestern University. The book is also useful for novice or seasoned suppliers, payers and providers who work across the healthcare field and want a wider or deeper understanding of the entire system.
Everything you need to know about Adult Nursing...at a Glance! Adult Nursing at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision for Adult Nursing students from the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series. This title blends up-to-date evidence and essential knowledge from expert experience of nursing practice, research and teaching, in an easy-to-follow guide for student and newly qualified nurses. Adult Nursing at a Glance covers the essential components of excellent nursing, highlighting the skills that all students need to develop from the outset of their studies, and encompassing organisational and leadership skills. With an emphasis on patient care and dignity, this title is the perfect guide to healthcare delivery, management and professional development. Follows a simple structure based around systems of the body for quick access to information, with the most common disorders of these systems Is accompanied by a comprehensive companion website with self-testing features Ward and Primary Care covered throughout the text Contains all the information you need to provide the best patient care, including care planning, symptom control, communication and health promotion. This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.
Do you feel ready to make the leap from nursing student to fully qualified, registered nurse? Would you like to feel more confident about embarking on the next stage of your nursing career? Moving from student to registered nurse is a big transition and it is important for final year students to feel fully prepared for life after study. Covering a range of topics including accountability, professionalism, re-validation and fitness to practice, this text gives you a thorough overview of the responsibilities associated with being a fully qualified nurse. The book starts by helping you to assess your current level of practice and identify any areas requiring additional attention, allowing you to get the most from your final year of training and enter the workplace with confidence.
This new edition of the Oxford Handbook of Learning and Intellectual Disability Nursing has been fully updated, with a greater focus on older people with learning and intellectual disabilities and mental health issues, as well as bringing all recommendations in line with current guidelines. Since the first edition of this book was published, services for people with learning disabilities and their families have become more community-based, and the demography of the population of people with learning disabilities has changed to include many older people, and children and young adults with complex physical health needs. This handbook provides clear information for readers on practical steps that may be taken to actively engage with people who have learning disabilities, to enable effective care in which they are involved as much as possible with decisions that affect them. This book also covers differences in legislation and social policy across the constituent countries in the United Kingdom and Ireland, including changes that have been implemented since serious case reviews into institutional abuse. An emergencies section provides key information at critical times in practice. The chapter on practice resources has been fully revised to bring together the latest tools to support nurses, complete with links for easy access. Written by experienced practitioners who are recognised experts in their areas of speciality, the Oxford Handbook of Learning and Intellectual Disability Nursing is an invaluable guide for students, community and hospital based nurses, and all those who work with people with intellectual disabilities as part of a multidisciplinary team.
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