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This start-to-finish guide includes over 400 nursing procedures--from basic to advanced. Every entry lists equipment, details each step to perform right at the bedside, and provides rationales and cautions to ensure patient safety and positive outcomes. Organized alphabetically for fast, easy access, the 8 th Edition of Lippincott Nursing Procedures addresses what the nurse needs to know and do to perform best-practice procedures concerning infection control, specimen collection, physical assessment, drug administration, IV therapy, and hemodynamic monitoring, as well as procedures related to body systems, such as chest tube insertion, peripheral nerve stimulation, and intra-abdominal pressure monitoring. Thoroughly updated, this edition also includes new evidence-based entries on synchronized cardioversion, gait belt use, intermittent infusion device flushing and locking, isolation garb use, nasal bridal insertion and removal, pneumatic antishock garment application and removal, self-medication administration practice, and weaning a patient from a ventilator. With clear, step-by-step guidelines and hundreds of sidebars, photos, illustrations, and eye-catching alerts (Nursing Alerts, Pediatric, Elder, Hospital-Acquired Condition Alerts), you'll find the level of detail required to provide optimal hands-on patient care. Packed with pre- and postprocedure nursing considerations, warnings about potential complications, troubleshooting tips, and other helpful advice, this go-to reference provides everything you need to do your job confidently and well, whether you are beginning your nursing career, learning a new skill, or brushing up on a familiar technique.
Role Development in Professional Nursing Practice, Fifth Edition focuses on the progression of the professional nursing role. The major themes addressed throughout the text include: teamwork and collaboration, communication, leadership, quality improvement and safety, evidence-based practice and informatics. These competencies are essential for undergraduate nursing students, providing them with a solid foundation for a successful career. The Fifth Edition maintains its focus on professional role socialization and integrates the Nurse of the Future Competency Model throughout the text.It will feature new chapters on nursing competencies and system-based practice and leadership. New to the Fifth Edition: New chapter on nursing competencies New content system-based practice and leadership Updated Navigate 2 Advantage Access course
This is your step-by-step guide on how to write successful research proposals in the health sciences, whether it is for a thesis or dissertation review committee, an ethical review committee or a grant funding committee. Using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research approaches, follow the journey of Liang and Natasha, two fictional researchers who will help you complete your proposal alongside reading the chapters. This practical guide includes top tips from the authors, read-reflect-respond activities and examples of project plans to equip you with all the tools you need to succeed with your research proposal.
Everything you need to know about Pathophysiology at a Glance! From the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series, and from the authors of the successful Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology textbook comes the ideal revision guide for all the key diseases and conditions that nursing and healthcare students need to be aware of. Combining superb illustrations with accessible and informative text, this book is perfect for all nursing and healthcare students, and anyone who is looking for an overview of pathophysiology. Pathophysiology for Nurses at a Glance covers all the key diseases and disease processes affecting each body system, and key concepts encountered from the start of the pre-registration nursing or healthcare course. Key features: * Superbly illustrated, with full colour illustrations throughout * Written specifically for nursing and healthcare students with all the information they need * Self-assessment questions provided for each chapter Pathophysiology for Nurses at a Glance is ideal for nursing and healthcare students as well as qualified practitioners, providing a comprehensive yet accessible overview of human pathophysiology.
Mentoring and practice assessment is an increasingly important aspect of your ongoing professional development, but can be challenging. This pocket-sized guide will provide you with essential tips to ensure you and your students really get the most out of the experience.
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"Students will find Rita Debnath's Professional Skills in Nursing a great introduction to the challenges of developing their clinical skills." - Mike Parkinson, Edinburgh Napier University What do I need to learn in order to progress through my course? How do I achieve the best possible patient-care? Professional Skills for Nurses answers both of these questions and supports the development of key nursing skills underpinned by theory. Designed specifically to meet the needs of nursing students in the initial stages of training, the book focuses on the essential knowledge and skills needed for effective patient-care while at the same time helping students to achieve the NMC outcomes required for entry into branch programmes. Each chapter focuses on a key aspect of nursing care backed up with - practical tips, - examples drawn from all branches of nursing, and - a range of study activities to help you reflect on your learning and get the most from practice placements. Key themes in healthcare such as ethics, evidence-based practice and health promotion are discussed throughout the book, highlighting how these relate to everyday nursing practice. Focusing on the core skills covered in the initial stages of training, Professional Skills in Nursing is the ideal introduction for students during the Common Foundation Programme.
Skills in caring for people with dementia are increasingly demanded of all health care practitioners as the numbers of diagnosed increase. Caring for People with Dementia presents Christine Brown Wilson's latest research into improving dementia care for both non-expert students and junior staff as well as more senior managers. The text first guides the reader through the underpinning theory behind the different approaches to person centred and relationship centred care and provides case scenarios with a range of practical strategies staff and students have developed and implemented. It then presents the different levels of the organisational change using practical strategies adopting a person centred and relationship centred approach involving the person with dementia and their families. This book will be indispensable reading for all nursing and healthcare students and practitioners who want to improve the quality of life for people with dementia. Christine Brown Wilson is Associate Professor at the University of Queensland, Australia.
Written in 1857, this is the autobiography of a Jamaican woman whose fame rivalled Florence Nightingale's during the Crimean War. Seacole's offer to volunteer as a nurse in the war met with racism and refusal. Undaunted, Seacole set out independently to the Crimea where she acted as doctor and 'mother' to wounded soldiers while running her business, the 'British Hotel'. A witness to key battles, she gives vivid accounts of how she coped with disease, bombardment and other hardships at the Crimean battlefront. "In her introduction to the very welcome Penguin edition, Sara Salih expertly analyses the rhetorical complexities of Seacole's book to explore the richness of her story. Traveller, entrepreneur, healer and woman of colour, Mary Seacole is a singular and fascinating figure, overstepping all conventional boundaries." Jan Marsh, Independent "It's hard to believe that this amazing adventure story is the true-life experience of a Jamaican woman - it would make a great film." Andrea Levy, Sunday Times
For some students, research can be a daunting and intimidating topic when beginning your degree. This lively book helps you understand why research is important, gives a straightforward account of the essential knowledge that you will need and demystifies the language and process of research. It focuses on the skills you will use throughout your degree, and how research and evidence can make a difference to the world you will encounter in practice.
It outlines: - What research is - Qualitative and quantitative approaches - The practicalities of doing research - Using evidence in practice.
The chapters are full of practical tools and draw on a range of student experiences, making it the perfect textbook for undergraduates.
Ruth Taylor is a Professor of Nursing and Deputy Dean at Anglia Ruskin University.
A new era of opportunity is emerging for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to increasingly address gaps in access to quality healthcare. APRNs must be prepared to practice to the full scope of their education and abilities. As more and more states pass legislation enhancing prescriptive authority and fully autonomous practice for APRNs, a comprehensive resource on prescribing practices is needed.
The increasing demands of today's fast-paced healthcare environment require a new level of prescriber expertise. Knowledge about medication characteristics and effectiveness must be accompanied by an understanding of the context and process of prescribing. "The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse as a Prescriber" provides practicing APRNs and students with the information necessary to make fully informed, rational and ethical decisions as prescribers.
This book opens with an overview of the role of the APRN prescriber and moves on to discussing practical issues such as managing difficult patient situations, special considerations when prescribing controlled substances, the influence of pharmaceutical marketing, state regulation, and legal aspects of prescribing. The book also examines barriers to prescribing, and the concluding chapter underscores key information to build cultural competence when prescribing.
An evidence-based resource for all APRNs and APRN students, "The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse as a Prescriber "provides a comprehensive and practical resource essential for APRNs in all advanced practice roles.
The second edition of this very popular book will help students to develop the skills they need to make the transition from undergraduate to postgraduate thinking, researching and writing. It has been comprehensively updated to include the latest research publications and policy documents. The authors consider the characteristics, expectations and requirements of Master's level study and examine key topics such as: * Critical thinking * Developing independent study skills * Finding and using literature * Applying postgraduate skills in the workplace * Writing at Master's level * How to get published. The book is free of jargon and easy to use, with clearly defined learning goals. Questions and reflective activities support independent learning and enquiry, and suggestions for further reading are included at the end of each chapter. Study Skills for Master's Level Students is ideal for independent study or for use by lecturers in workshop settings. From reviews of the first edition: "A very comprehensive and accessible guide which is contemporary and related to application within the workplace." "Easy to read and well presented." "Very useful; activities excellent." "I thought the complete book is a must for all postgraduate students." "This book is excellent and I wish I had had a chance to read [it] pre my MSc course."
Delivering effective and responsive person-centred care is a key requirement of nurses' professional practice and a core skill nurses must develop throughout their degree. This book explains and demonstrates how nurses can transform the ideals of person-centred care into reality for patients throughout their healthcare journey, in a variety of settings. Through the use of varied case studies, this book applies this practice to all fields of nursing, allowing students on any course, at any point in their degree to find useful guidance within its pages.
To deliver safe and effective patient care student nurses need to
find, critique, and use evidence in every day nursing decisions and
academic work, Consequently they need a new textbook that goes
further than simply explaining research methods. Nursing Evidence
based practice has been developed as a one stop shop for research
theory and evidence based practice skills for all aspects of the
pre-registration nursing course - in both the classroom and on
The Evidence-Based Nursing Series is co-published with Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). The series focuses on implementing evidence-based practice in nursing and midwifery and mirrors the remit of Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, encompassing clinical practice, administration, research and public policy.
"Clinical Context for Evidence-Based Practice" provides insights into the key contextual issues to be considered in the implementation and assessment of evidence-based practice. Increasingly, implementation research is demonstrating that for evidence to be successfully implemented into practice, the context of practice needs to be considered.
"Clinical Context for Evidence-Based Practice" addresses professional, educational, and organizational contextual issues that impact on the implementation of evidence into practice and the bringing about of practice change. Practical strategies that have been used effectively to overcome these contextual issues in a range of healthcare settings are identified. Specific contextual issues in different care settings are also addressed e.g. acute care, primary health care, peri-operative settings, paediatrics, aged care, mental health, midwifery.
Each chapter is written by an internationally known and respected author, with experience of developing or reviewing contextual strategies that have an impact on the implementation and utilisation of research in practice. They explore how gaining a better understanding of context made a difference to the implementation process or outcome and address the potential to transfer different approaches to a range of healthcare settings.An informative, practical resource for nurses and other health care professionalsExplores context-related models and approaches to implementationInforms implementation and enables effective decision makingCritically appraises contextual factors across the spectrum of careExplores future directions and implicationsIncludes case examples
This book is the most current, comprehensive medical text focusing specifically on obesity and its related syndromes and diseases. This text takes the newest science and latest research about obesity and renders the information imminently readable and immediately useful to the medical practitioner charged with providing best practices health care for patients who are obese. In the process, this text scientifically clarifies obesity as a disease of epidemic proportions, debunks common myths about obesity, and challenges medicine's traditional and oftentimes limited view of obesity. More specifically, in Obesity: The Medical Practitioner's Essential Guide you will find comprehensive, accurate, science-based information about the epidemiology, biology, genetics, psychology, discrimination and prejudice, causes, and effects of obesity, as well as the latest science about obesity's related syndromes and diseases. In addition, this book provides the medical practitioner with specific best practices, including preferred methods of measurement, preferred methods of obesity screening, a system of graded interventions, a comprehensive description and analysis of various bariatric/surgical interventions, and a proposed population management strategy. This medical text focusing on obesity and its related syndromes and diseases is not only an invaluable reference source for current front line practitioners, but is an essential tool that can be used both domestically and internationally to educate all students in medical schools, nursing programs, physician assistant programs, doctor of osteopath programs, medical weight loss clinics, and any other health science programs.
Monitoring, observing and recording the vital signs of patients is a fundamental aspect of delivering quality patient care. This practical and accessible guide will develop your underpinning knowledge and skills in both theory and practice for the adult patient found either in hospital, private sector or community settings.
A must-have for health care assistants, student nurses or newly qualified registered nurses working within any health care environment, this book explores not only how to assess and monitor patients, but also covers:
- Legal and ethical issues
- Infection prevention and control
- Reflective practice
- Continuing professional development
This essential and practical resource also features learning objectives, case studies, a glossary of key terms, activities and multiple choice questions to assist you in your understanding of this subject.
The newly updated Nursing Facts Made Incredibly Quick! (R), 3rd Edition is the essential take-along pocket guide, offering instant access to the everyday clinical tools and information required of nurses in all specialty areas. Supporting you like a friendly, experienced coworker, this enjoyable guide explains the vital nursing terms, concepts, and methods, with easy-to-remember how-tos on essential protocols, treatment algorithms, and technical skills. This must-have resource delivers on-the-spot confidence and information needed for successful classroom and clinical knowledge. Get the know-how you need to succeed, with this colorful in-your-pocket guide, featuring: NEWand updated content on all the basic, vital nursing skills Spiral-bound format to easily fit in your pocket for quick at-a-glance answers Laminated, wipe-clean pages, perfect for notetaking and revising Clear, concise text backed by dozens of color photos, tables, drawings, and diagrams Clear directions on performing assessments, including: Cardiovascular, respiratory, neurologic, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, integumentary, and endocrine body systems Geriatric, pediatric, and psychiatric patient assessments Pain assessments Color-coded tabs, providing quick access to information on a broad range of skills, with illustrated quick techniques, data, and information on areas such as: Administering and monitoring medications and IV therapy, including dosage information Emergency care Nutrition - troubleshooting tube-feeding problems, evaluating nutritional disorders, nutritional guidelines Vital-sign ranges by age group Suicide interventions CPR algorithms and ECG quick-reference Quick-scan charts - lab values Infusion rates Teaching aids Important on-the-job resources: Evidence-based nursing practices Conversion charts for weight, body temperature, liquids, and solids CDC infection control guidelines Patient safety and identification guidelines Cultural considerations in patient care Dangerous Abbreviations to avoid in clinical documentation English-Spanish quick-reference guide and dictionary Clinical Editor Tracy Taylor, MSN, RN, is an Associate Professor in the Division of Nursing at Kettering College in Kettering, Ohio.
Master the essential skills of today's nursing assistant! Mosby's Textbook for Nursing Assistants, 9th Edition prepares you to work in long-term care, acute care, and subacute care settings. Known for its comprehensive coverage and an easy-to-read, visual approach, this book includes step-by-step instructions for over 100 nursing assistant procedures. New to this edition is a practice scenario in each chapter to help you develop problem solving and critical thinking skills, as well as Focus on Math boxes that highlight common calculations done on the job. Written by well-known educator Sheila Sorrentino and expert co-author Leighann Remmert, this market-leading text emphasizes the importance of teamwork and communication - two elements critical to being an effective nursing assistant. Complete coverage includes the knowledge and skills needed by the nursing assistant. Guidelines to over 100 procedures are divided into pre-procedure, procedure, and post-procedure sections for easier learning. A clear, readable writing style is supplemented with more than 1,000 full-color photographs and illustrations. Key terms and abbreviations are included at the beginning of each chapter, with a comprehensive glossary at the back of the book. Review questions in each chapter are useful in guiding your study, reviewing what you have learned, and preparing for a test or the competency evaluation. Video icons indicate skills for which video is provided on the free Evolve companion website or in Mosby's Nursing Assistant Video Skills 4.0 (sold separately). Summary boxes highlight key aspects of patient care including safety and comfort, long-term care, home care, personal pride, the needs of children and older persons, cultural considerations, communication guidelines, delegated tasks, teamwork, and time management. Focus on PRIDE boxes highlight personal and professional responsibility, rights and respect, delegation and teamwork, and ethics and laws to help you promote pride in the person, the family, and yourself. The Workbook and Competency Evaluation Review corresponds to chapters in the text and encourages learning with a wide variety of exercises. It also includes over 100 checklists, one for every procedure in the textbook. The Competency Evaluation Review includes a content review, skills evaluation review, and two practice exams to prepare students for their certification exam. Sold separately. Promoting Safety and Comfort boxes detail measures and cautions for providing safe, effective patient care. Focus on Long-Term Care and Focus on Home Care boxes highlight information vital to providing competent care in these settings. Focus on Children and Focus on Older Person boxes provide age-specific information about the special needs, considerations, and circumstances of children and older persons. Caring About Culture boxes help you learn about the beliefs and customs of other cultures so you can provide appropriate care. Focus on Communication boxes provide guidelines for what to say and ask when communicating with residents, visitors, and the nursing team. Teamwork and Time Management boxes cite ways you can efficiently work with and help nursing team members. Delegation Guidelines identify your specific responsibilities in accepting commonly delegated tasks. NEW Getting a Job chapter describes the professional skills needed for seeking and landing a new job upon certification. NEW Delegation chapter explains how nursing assistants work within the health care team and receive instructions from the nurse, and includes tips on questions to ask when receiving delegated tasks. NEW! Focus on Math highlights the basic math skills you need as a nursing assistant. NEW! Focus on Practice: Problem Solving includes scenarios that develop your critical thinking skills in common situations encountered during practice. NEW! NATCEP skills are identified as skills most often required for demonstration on state certification exams. NEW! Focus on Surveys feature highlights the nursing assistant's role during state inspections. NEW! Focus on PRIDE application questions promote pride in the nursing assistant, the person, and the person's family. UPDATED video clips from the latest Nursing Assistant Video Skills series demonstrate selected skills. UPDATED Body Spectrum interactive anatomy review is available on the Evolve companion website.
This new edition of Interprofessional Working: An Essential Guide for Health and Social Care Professionals provides the underpinning theoretical and practical knowledge all undergraduate nursing and healthcare students will need to learn how to successfully communicate and work effectively as part of an integrated, interprofessional team. As part of the topical Nursing and Health Care Practice series, this highly accessible text offers a host of practice based, real-life scenarios to show theory in practice along with a real -life case studies, boxed features and new activities to develop critical thinking and understanding.
Step-by-step videos demonstrate how to perform physical examinations! Mosby's Nursing Video Skills: Physical Examination and Health Assessment, 2nd Edition not only shows skills and techniques, but describes how to gather data and interpret findings. This DVD provides over five hours of video content with 15 programs on how to conduct a comprehensive physical exam for each body system and one comprehensive exam of the adult. What makes these videos even more valuable are embedded critical thinking exercises, narrated animations showing anatomic and physiologic processes, and NCLEX-style review questions. New to this edition are Electronic Health Record (EHR) activities and downloadable assessment video clips for use on mobile devices. This is the most complete video program in the physical exam market! Five hours of full-motion video content with 15 programs on how to conduct a comprehensive physical exam for each body system and one comprehensive exam of the adult demonstrate how to gather data, perform physical exams, and interpret findings. Each of the 15 body systems programs (plus head-to-toe assessment) include the following sections: Overview section: Includes the rationale and purpose behind each skill. Preparation section: Explains what should take place prior to performing the assessment, including equipment to gather. Procedure Video section: Includes video footage of the actual assessment being performed, with a link to a printable, step-by-step procedure checklist. Documentation section: Includes documentation forms showing how to record history and physical information. Follow-Up section: Lists the steps you need to take after performing an assessment. Critical Thinking section: Includes interactive case studies that allow you to apply knowledge to real-life scenarios and practice documentation in an EHR format. NCLEX Review section: Tests your comprehension with NCLEX exam-style multiple-choice questions. An Animation Library includes state-of-the-art animations. A Documentation Form Library includes 31 adult and pediatric health history forms. Assessment video clips and step-by-step checklists that outline specific steps for each procedure can now be downloaded for use on smartphones and other mobile devices. New Electronic Health Record (EHR) activities teach you how to document the health assessment and findings in an up-to-date electronic format. QSEN Checklist on Safety and Quality Considerations in Patient Assessment provides tips on incorporating the six QSEN competencies on Patient-Centered Care, Teamwork and Collaboration, Evidence-Based Practice, Quality Improvement, Safety, and Informatics into the physical exam.
Prepare your students to access, manage, and present clinical data. Focusing on the information every nurse should know and capturing cutting-edge advances in a rapidly changing field, this practical text helps students build the communication and information literacy skills they need to integrate informatics into practice. This edition retains the key coverage of the previous edition, including office cloud computing software, interoperability, consumer informatics, telehealth, clinical information systems, social media use guidelines, and software and hardware developments, while offering new information and references throughout. Highlights of the 6th Edition Updated coverage of social media, mobile computing, new cloud-based resources, simulation technologies, as well as the latest information on the Affordable Care Act, Meaningful Use, and HIPAA ensures students have the latest information. Built-in learning aids, including case studies, key terms, learning objectives, and-NEW to this edition-case-based learning activities integrated into the text, help students master the content. Integrated QSEN scenarios stimulate critical thinking and help students develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to improve nursing quality and care. Available with CoursePoint for Informatics and Nursing, 6th Edition Combining the world-class content of this text with Lippincott's innovative learning tools in one easy-to-use digital environment, Lippincott CoursePoint transforms the teaching and learning experience, making the full spectrum of nursing education more approachable than ever for you and your students. This powerful solution is designed for the way students learn, providing didactic content in the context of real-life scenarios-at the exact moments when students are connecting theory to application. Features Create an active learning environment that engages students of various learning styles. Deliver a diverse array of content types-interactive learning modules, quizzes, and more-designed for today's interactive learners. Address core concepts while inspiring critical thinking. Reinforce understanding with instant SmartSense remediation links that connect students to the exact content they need at the precise moment they need it. Analyze results and adapt teaching methods to better meet individual students' strengths and weaknesses. Empower students to learn at their own pace in an online environment available anytime, anywhere.
The highly respected DIVERSIFIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS is now DHO HEALTH SCIENCE UPDATED. The Eighth Edition of this trusted text continues to provide an all-in-one resource for introductory coursework in the health science curriculum. Organized in two parts, the text opens with foundational information required to enter a broad range of health professions, including infection control, first aid, legal requirements, and professionalism. The second part covers fundamental entry-level skills for a range of specific careers, including medical assisting, dental assisting, and more. Carefully revised, the updated Eighth Edition includes information on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, new nutritional guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, updates that correlate with the enhanced Enhanced National Healthcare Foundation Standards, and more to prepare you for success in today's high-demand health science careers.
This new text supports commissioners in translating current aspirations for public mental and physical health into tangible commissioning strategies. At a time when there are major changes in commissioning arrangements, this book provides a carefully structured and comprehensive look at the resources designed to improve population health and wellbeing outcomes. It examines critically how these resources, both human and financial, can be used in practice, focusing on health and wellbeing as well as illness. The book takes a life-course approach and examines commissioning for children, working-age adults and older people.
It will be valuable reading for those taking postgraduate courses in commissioning and leadership and management in a healthcare context, as well as broad courses on public health and health promotion.
Chris Heginbotham OBE FRSPH is Visiting Professor at the University of Cumbria and Emeritus Professor of Mental Health Policy and Management at the University of Central Lancashire. Karen Newbigging is a Senior Lecturer in the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham and is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
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