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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.
Gain the knowledge and skills you need to effectively care for adult patients. Medical-Surgical Nursing, 7th Edition covers both medical-surgical and psychiatric mental health conditions and disorders while building on the fundamentals of nursing. This essential text focuses on nursing roles, settings, trends, body systems and their disorders, and emergency and disaster management. Unique to this edition is the gerontologic nursing unit which addresses physiologic and psychosocial changes in the older adult, along with related disorders common to the elder patient - the primary patient group population you'll encounter in practice. It also emphasizes culturally competent care and holistic nursing, while thoroughly covering all relevant NCLEX-PN test plan content. With updated guidelines on diabetes, heart failure, asthma, COPD, and cancer treatment protocols, no other resource offers the breadth of topics at a level that is so perfectly tailored to the LPN/LVN student. UNIQUE! Gerontologic nursing unit covers physiologic and psychosocial changes in the older adult, along with related disorders common to the elder patient, the primary patient group for whom LPNs provide care. UNIQUE! In-depth pharmacology coverage includes: the Pharmacology Tutorial covering drug classifications, how drugs work, and nursing responsibilities; Pharmacology Capsules boxes providing medication information, precautions for use, interactions, and side/adverse effects; and Pharmacology and Medications tables including classification, use/action, side/adverse effects, and nursing interventions. Nursing care plans reinforce the nursing process and focus on critical thinking. Get Ready for the NCLEX-PN Examination! sections at the end of chapters include key points, review questions, and case studies that address the various NCLEX Client Needs categories. Coordinated Care boxes highlight team approach to patient care, helping you to prioritize tasks and assign them safely to assistive personnel. Patient Teaching Plans provide bulleted lists of nursing instructions for patients, stressing the role and responsibility of the LPN/LVN to reinforce patient education. Health Promotion Considerations boxes highlight timely wellness and disease prevention topics. Cultural Considerations boxes discuss the importance of providing culturally competent care related to various clinical situations. Put on Your Thinking Cap boxes allow you to pause and consider the practical implications of what you have just read. Nutritional Considerations boxes are spotlighted at appropriate points throughout the text to emphasize the role that nutrition plays in disease and nursing care. Complementary and Alternative Therapies focus on nontraditional therapies along with precautions and possible side effects. Key terms with phonetic pronunciations help improve terminology and language skills of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students and students with limited proficiency in English before they enter clinical practice. NEW! Organization of disorders units consolidates anatomy and physiology, nursing assessment/data collection, and diagnostic tests into one chapter. NEW! Updated guidelines on diabetes, heart failure, asthma, COPD, and cancer provides you with latest treatment protocols.
Featuring dozens of new activities as well as some of the most popular prompts from the original, Wreck This Journal Everywhere will have you travelling the city streets and country byways, filling the pages with man-made and natural objects, recording what you see, drawing, doodling - and destroying pages as you go. Perfect for sliding in your pocket or stuffing in your bag, Wreck This Journal Everywhere is the ideal creative companion!
From wide definitions of nursing to various contemporary teaching and learning strategies, this fifth edition of Teaching and Learning the Practice of Nursing meets the great need for high quality nursing education in Southern Africa and remains the trusted authority on nursing education. Reflecting the latest information in nursing education, this updated edition focuses on: The history of nursing education in South Africa; New legislation and regulations; Diversity issues in learning; Useful resources; Contextually relevant southern African information; Scholarship in nursing education. Finally, the authors address the importance of mentoring and coaching as a way of transferring knowledge to the next generation of nurses.
Whether you are new to meditation, or looking to grow your existing knowledge, this practical guide on how to meditate provides everything you need to start (or continue) your meditative journey. Want to improve your concentration and memory, and reduce stress? Meditation is scientifically proven to do both. Do I need to sit in a special pose? How long should I meditate for? Is meditation religious? With myth-busting facts and easy-to-follow advice, Practical Meditation guides you through your first taste of meditation, to how to master the key techniques and deepen your practice. Find the styles that suit you by exploring over 30 step-by-step meditations, from Mindfulness Meditation to Tai Chi. Discover the benefits of meditation on your mind and body, examining how it works and the scientific evidence behind its effects. Use the short "mini-meditations" to fit meditation into a busy lifestyle, or to sample a range of different styles, then learn how to set up a practice that works for you. Clear, practical advice helps you build meditation into your daily life, so you can find peace and stillness anytime, anywhere - at home, on the beach, or on a business trip.
Using a uniquely collaborative and reader-friendly approach, expert authors Donna D. Ignatavicius and M. Linda Workman cover all the latest trends, evidence-based treatment guidelines, and additional updated information needed for safe clinical practice in medical-surgical nursing. This seventh edition features an expanded emphasis on patient safety and NCLEX Examination preparation, new ties to the QSEN priorities for patient safety, and a greater alignment with the language and focus of clinical practice. A new chapter on evidence-based practice and a wealth of effective online learning tools help solidify your mastery of medical-surgical nursing. UNIQUE! Collaborative care approach organizes all medical, surgical, nursing, and other interventions within the framework of the nursing process, mirroring the nurse's role in the coordination/management of care in the real world of medical-surgical nursing. Easy to read, direct-address writing style makes this one of the most readable medical-surgical nursing textbooks available. UNIQUE! A focus on QSEN emphasizes patient safety and evidence-based practice with Nursing Safety Priority boxes including Drug Alerts, Critical Rescues, and Action Alerts. UNIQUE! Emphasis on clinical judgment teaches you to develop skills in clinical reasoning and clinical decision-making when applying concepts to clinical situations, with Clinical Judgment Challenge questions throughout the chapters. An emphasis on prioritization stresses the most important patient problems and nursing interventions, with patient problems presented in a single prioritized list of nursing diagnoses and collaborative problems. UNIQUE! NCLEX preparation tools include chapter-opening Learning Outcomes and chapter-ending Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! sections organized by NCLEX Client Needs Categories, plus NCLEX Examination Challenge questions, with an answer key in the back of the book and on the Evolve companion website. UNIQUE! A focus on nursing concepts relates concepts learned in Nursing Fundamentals with the disorders you will study in Medical-Surgical Nursing. Practical learning aids include NCLEX Examination Challenges, Clinical Judgment Challenges, Best Practice for Patient Safety & Quality Care charts, common examples of drug therapy, concept maps, laboratory profiles, and more. A clear alignment with the language of clinical practice reflects the real world of nursing practice with NANDA diagnostic labels where they make sense, and non-NANDA diagnostic labels when these are more common descriptions of patient problems. Student Resources on an Evolve companion website help you prepare for class, clinicals, or lab with video and audio clips, animations, case studies, a concept map creator, NCLEX exam-style review questions, and more. UNIQUE! Concentration on essential knowledge for the RN level of medical-surgical nursing practice focuses your attention on need-to-know content to pass the NCLEX Examination and practice safety as a beginning nurse. NEW! Enhanced focus on QSEN (Quality and Safety Education for Nurses) competencies includes new icons identifying QSEN competency material and new Quality Improvement boxes describing projects that made a dramatic difference in patient outcomes. UPDATED learning features include an expanded emphasis on developing clinical judgment skills; on prioritization, delegation, and supervision skills; on long-term care issues; and on preparation for the NCLEX Examination and consistency with the 2013 NCLEX-RN Test Plan. NEW! UNIQUE! Care of Transgender Patients chapter discusses the unique health care needs and issues specific to the transgender community. Improved delineation of NANDA-I nursing diagnoses clearly differentiate NANDA diagnoses from collaborative problems. NEW photos and drawings show patient care skills as well as the latest in nursing education and practice.
Get two weeks of job experience under your belt with The Simulated Administrative Medical Office: Externship Practice for Medical Assisting! This simulated practicum walks you through ten days on the job as an administrative medical assistant working in the front office of a medical practice. Clear, step-by-step instructions show you how to complete tasks - such as patient scheduling, billing, and insurance - using SimChart for the Medical Office. The guide also reinforces points of professionalism to ensure you'll be well prepared to succeed in your actual externships and future AMA career! * This product ISBN?does NOT include a SimChart for the Medical Office access code.? To purchase the text + SimChart package, please use ISBN 9780323374712.
Enabling nurses to deliver safe and effective care and to achieve the best possible results for their patients, the Oxford Handbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing, 2nd edition is concise and practical guide to all aspects of the CYP nurse's role. Covering assessment and management, right through to advice for the family, the expert authors provide information on a wide range of topics, including normal growth and development, pain, palliative care, religion and culture, and professional issues. In addition there is also and a separate section on paediatric emergencies and coverage of recognising deviations from the norm as well as interpreting clinical findings and investigations, and measures to promote successful care practice. Fully updated and revised for this new edition, it is now packed full of even more clinical information and practical advice, including a wealth of guidance and recommendations that have been gleaned from the authors' many years of experience. The most up-to- date legislation, policy and practice is now covered, including significant changes in child safeguarding, immunisation, medicines, resuscitation protocols and the common assessment framework. The chapter on neonatal care has also been expanded and now contains information on care and breastfeeding of the pre-term infant, as well as developmental and kangaroo care. Cochlea implants, intussusception and professional issues - such as working with diverse communities, and involving young people in health services have also been included. Written by practising nurses and subject experts, the Oxford Handbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing, 2nd edition continues to be a unique and invaluable companion to practising and student nurses, and to all who need to understand the special issues associated with children's and young people's nursing.
When 18-year-old Mary Hazard touched down in post-war Putney to begin her nurse's training, she could never have known that it was the beginning of a colourful career that would still be going 60 years later - one of the longest ever serving NHS nurses. For Mary, raised in a strict convent in rural south Ireland, working in her first London hospital was a shocking and life-changing experience. Against a backdrop of ongoing rationing and poverty, she saw for the first time the horrors of disease, the heart-breaking outcomes of failed abortions - and faced the genuine shock of seeing a man naked for the first time! 60 Years a Nurse follows the dramas and emotions as Mary found her feet during those early years. From the firm friends she made under the ever-watchful gaze of Matron and the sisters, to the eclectic mix of Londoners she strove to care for; the Teddy Boys she danced with and the freedom of living away from home; and her own burgeoning love story, as extraordinary as it was romantic - these are the funny and heartwarming moments that helped Mary to follow her dream.
Written specifically for graduating students and newly registered nurses, this essential handbook will help you navigate the transition from student to registered practitioner. Providing you with the key knowledge to help consolidate your degree course, The Essential Guide to Becoming a Staff Nurse will enable you to become an autonomous and accountable practitioner. Covering everything the newly registered nurse needs to know, this handy book explores: * How to get the job you want * The role and function of the staff nurse * Accountability and delegation * Working with patients and their families * Becoming a manager * Continuing professional and personal development With activities, practical hints and tips throughout, this accessible aide-memoire will provide indispensable support for newly registered nurses in all fields.
Perform an accurate, efficient, and effective physical examination with confidence. Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking provides authoritative, step-by-step guidance on performing the patient interview and physical examination, applying clinical reasoning, shared decision-making, and other core assessment skills-all based on a firm understanding of clinical evidence. This highly regarded text includes fully illustrated, step-by-step techniques that outline the correct performance of the physical examination and an easy-to-follow two-column format featuring examination techniques on the left and abnormalities (clearly indicated in red) with differential diagnoses on the right. Bates' also includes a unit on special populations, covering special stages in the life cycle-infancy through adolescence, pregnancy, and aging. Clinical pearls , printed in blue, highlight key points throughout the text. Text boxes help readers quickly find important summaries of clinical conditions and tips for challenging examination techniques. Many new and updated photographs and illustrations support the text, and figures are now numbered for easy identification and reference. Rewritten chapter on evaluating clinical evidence clarifies key concepts to ensure student understanding. Revised and expanded chapter on the skin, hair, and nails includes new dermatology photographs and provides the framework for assessing common lesions and abnormalities. Updated behavior and mental status chapter now references DSM-5 . Significantly revised information on obesity and nutrition counseling; cardiovascular risk factor screening and new clinical guidelines; new screening guidelines for breast cancer, colon cancer, Papanicolau smears, and stroke risk factors; updated information on STIs; new geriatric assessment tools; and much more. New life cycle content , including an increased emphasis on cardiovascular health promotion and child development; updated pregnancy topics such as weight gain, substance abuse, and intimate partner violence; and new information on the older adult, including frailty, immunizations, cancer screening, cognitive decline and dementia screening, and a new algorithm for falls prevention. Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking is the #1 choice for complete, authoritative guidance on mastering every aspect of the all-important physical examination. Don't Miss These Additional Resources also Available for Purchase: Bates' Pocket Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, Eighth Edition The Pocket Guide is an abbreviated version of the Bates' twelfth edition textbook, designed for portability and convenience at the bedside. Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination (www.batesvisualguide.com) Recently refilmed, these 18 volumes of examination videos (as well as 10 additional OSCEs) depict experienced clinicians conducting each of the regional examinations. The videos demonstrate visually the varying techniques of inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation in the regional examinations and special populations.
Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) is a common eating disorder diagnosis that describes children and adults who cannot meet their nutritional needs, typically because of sensory sensitivity, fear of adverse consequences and/or apparent lack of interest in eating or food. This book is the first of its kind to offer a specialist treatment, specifically for ARFID. Developed, refined and studied in response to this urgent clinical need, this book outlines a specialiZed cognitive-behavioral treatment: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (CBT-AR). This treatment is designed for patients across all age groups, supported by real-life case examples and tools to allow clinicians to apply this new treatment in their own clinical settings.
Explains the reasons for keeping a Personal and Professional Portfolio and how it benefits a career. Includes an outline of Allied Health Professions' requirements for maintaining registration. Gives advice on compiling a CV and applying for jobs. Offers suggestions on how to choose what evidence to include, what lecturers look for in a portfolio, ways of carrying out self-assessment and presenting evidence of development after qualification. The CD-ROM provides, amongst other things: Templates for CVs and job applications letters, (cross-refeerenced to the book).
Orthopedic rehabilitation -See, Understand, Apply This practical guide tells you everything you need to know about interdisciplinary aftercare and rehabilitation following orthopedic operations in the area of the extremities and the spine: concise information about surgical procedures, medical aftercare guidelines and physiotherapeutic treatment concepts for all stages of rehabilitation, based on the many years of interdisciplinary experience of physiotherapists and specialists in sports orthopedics.
Get an introduction to the radiologic technology profession with this solid text! Covering everything a beginning radiography student needs to know, Introduction to Radiologic Technology, 8th Edition lays the groundwork for a successful career. It includes coverage of the coursework required, basic learning skills, a historical perspective on radiology, and insight into key topics such as the language of medicine, digital imaging, patient care, and radiation safety. This book also includes the latest changes in the registry exam and a discussion of the radiographer's role in the practice setting and opportunities for advancement. A clear, easy-to-read style does not assume you have prior knowledge of the subject matter. Critical thinking skills are highlighted, with four important steps to take in assessing situations and making informed decisions. Guidelines for a solid radiography career foundation discuss customer service, ethics and professionalism, and professional organizations. Thorough introduction to radiologic technology includes a concise overview of what you can expect in your coursework. Cultural diversity coverage orients you to the challenge of dealing with patients from different cultures in the medical environment. NEW! Updated career advancement opportunities and newest medical terminology include just the right amount detail for new radiographers. NEW! Incorporation of SI units of measurement accurately depict current practice standards.
PROMPTS TO GET YOU WRITING. BEAUTIFUL WRITING PAPER YOU CAN SEND TO FRIENDS. SAMPLE LETTERS TO INSPIRE YOU. WRITE A LETTER HAS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO START WRITING. What would you say to your ten year old self? Your mum? Your best friend? It's not what you say, it's the way that you say it. And there's no better way of talking to somebody than with a letter. Nothing else matches the intimacy, care and fulfilment found in sending and receiving letters. A letter can be the greatest gift. It's a keepsake, a captured memory, an heirloom. This book contains everything you need -- from the prompts to get you writing to the paper to write on -- to begin connecting with people in a slower, more personal way. And for you, the writer, it is a mindful, meditative practice; a way back to yourself. Say it with a letter. Spark new conversations, reconnect with old friends, and discover the joy of correspondence.
Already integrated successfully in competitive sports, medical treatment and rehabilitation programs, K-Taping therapy offers physical, occupational and speech therapists a wide range of options for the treatment of infants, small children and younger patients. K-Taping can now be integrated into pediatric physiotherapy and speech therapy, aiding in the treatment of a range of conditions including postural defects, deformities of the feet and dysphagia. About the content K-Taping in theory - The properties, function and mode of action of elastic K-Tape - The effects of K-Tape therapy - The fundamentals of K-Tape application - Contraindications K-Taping in practice - The four major application techniques (muscle, ligament, correction and lymph applications) including common indications in children, and practical examples - The appropriate technique for more than 50 medical indications - Step by step guidance with photo series, practical tips and alternative applications About the author Birgit Kumbrink, founder and medical director of the international K-Taping Academy, Dortmund, Germany and one of the most experienced users and teachers of the treatment method internationally. The course companion and practical manual - for therapists, midwives and pediatricians
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.
Reinforce your understanding of essential examination and assessment skills and with this lab manual companion to Carolyn Jarvis' Physical Examination and Health Assessment, 6th Edition. A wide variety of checklists, activities, and exercises challenge you to apply your knowledge and provide hands-on practice. A variety of learning activities test your understanding with multiple-choice, short answer, fill-in-the-blank, matching, and review questions. Clinical objectives for each chapter help you study more efficiently and effectively. Regional write-up sheets familiarize you with physical examination forms and offer practice in recording narrative accounts of patient history and examination findings. Anatomy labeling exercises offer additional practice with identifying key anatomy and physiology. Narrative summary forms reflect the charting format used for narrative accounts of health history and for physical examination findings. A comprehensive glossary provides fast, easy access to key terminology and definitions. Reading assignments help you review corresponding chapters in the textbook and include page references. Audio-visual assignments tie videos of specific examination procedures to practical applications in the lab. NEW NCLEX exam-style review questions help to prepare you for the NCLEX exam. NEW evidence-based guidelines reflect a focus on conducting the most effective, qualitative exams. NEW content on the Electronic Health Record, charting, and narrative recording includes examples of how to document assessment findings.
The Royal Marsden is the world s first hospital dedicated to cancer diagnosis, treatment, research and education a centre of excellence with an international reputation for ground-breaking research and pioneering the very latest in cancer treatments and technologies, as well as specialising in cancer diagnosis and education. This companion volume to the internationally successful The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures is designed to support practitioners who work specifically with oncology patients by providing detailed evidence-based procedures and rationale, and problem-solving guidance on all aspects of oncology nursing. The Royal Marsden Manual of Cancer Nursing Procedures: Is organized and structured to represent the needs of the patient along their care pathway Provides the latest evidence underpinning all procedures Includes information on haematological procedures; pain assessment and management; wound care; oncological emergencies; and end-of-life care Gives detailed guidelines on supporting patients living with cancer with practical information on such things as benefits, exercise and nutrition. The Royal Marsden Manual of Cancer Nursing Procedures is an invaluable, definitive resource for all those involved in the provision of cancer care and support to patients and their families.
The book provides a comprehensive description of the basic ultrasound principles, normal anatomy of the lower limb muscles and classification of muscle strain injuries. Ultrasound images are coupled with anatomical schemes explaining probe positioning and scanning technique for the various muscles of the thigh and leg. For each muscle, a brief explanation of normal anatomy is also provided, together with a list of tricks and tips and advice on how to perform the ultrasound scan in clinical practice. This book is an excellent practical teaching guide for beginners and a useful reference for more experienced sonographers.
SAFETY FIRST! Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses, Sixteenth Edition delivers all of the information you need to administer medications safely across the lifespan-well-organized monographs for hundreds of generic and thousands of trade-name drugs. BONUS! FREE DIGITAL ACCESS. Redeem the access code inside to unlock your one-year, free subscription to Davis's Drug Guide Online, powered by Unbound Medicine. It's accessible from your desktop, laptop, or any mobile device with a web browser 5,000-drug database and appendices; Cross-referencing of drugs; FDA drug news.
The Pilates book for professionals: Background information and extensive practical knowledge on using the Pilates approach in prevention and therapy. The foundations include, among others, the "Pilates Principles" (Breathing, Centering, Flow, Precision, Concentration, Control and Coordination). The extensive praxis part presents all techniques and exercises (mat and equipment training) with detailed photos of movement sequences and with precise instructions and explanations of each exercise. Class plans provide concrete suggestions for the design of course units with prevention orientation and patient examples illustrate treatment procedures and therapeutic effects of the Pilates approach for different symptoms. - A must-have for all Pilates professionals: teachers, trainers, physiotherapists.
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