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Telephone Triage Protocols for Nurses, fifth Edition Performing telephone triage requires the ability to make quick and effective decisions based on limited information. Telephone Triage Protocols for Nurses, 5th Edition is your rapid-access resource, delivering more than 200 triage protocols for evaluating patients' symptoms over the telephone. Each symptom entry lists questions, grouped by urgency level, to determine whether the patient should seek emergency care immediately, seek medical care the same day, call back for appointment, or follow home care instructions. Detailed home care instructions are provided. Simple, direct, and useful, this is the most comprehensive and user-friendly telephone triage book available. Evaluate patients quickly and accurately, with this indispensable guide ... * NEW: Protocols for altered mental status; rectal bleeding; and shingles * NEW: Content on phone triage program development and quality improvement * Flow chart format leads you from yes or no answers about symptoms to development of assessment, and specific care recommendations * Quick-read format helps you provide fast and effective evaluations, even with limited patient information * Easy-to-follow A to Z organization-by body system and by disease-helps you find topics quickly * Detailed home care instructions help you advise callers fully * Questions about symptoms are grouped by urgency level to aid you in making quick, accurate assessments * Icons indicate maternity and pediatric considerations * Helps you avoid pitfalls such as accepting patients' inaccurate self-diagnosis or not assessing patients fully * Best practice recommendations guide instructors on telephone triage safety; roles and responsibilities; training guidelines; and medical- legal safeguards * Essential for all clinical nurses and practitioners charged with performing triage
This book provides speech-language pathologists (SLPs) with an integrated view of how the framework and strategies of applied behavior analysis (ABA) can be used to support the communication needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). It demystifies ABA and explains how SLPs and behavior analysts (BAs) can collaborate within the framework of Interprofessional education and interprofessional practice (IPE/IPP).
A practical, evidence-based guide for students and practitioners to undertake safe and effective neonatal examination Revised and updated throughout in line with current national and Nursing and Midwifery Council guidelines Full colour photographs and illustrations, as well as clinical case studies at the end of each chapter to help guide and illustrate good practice A new companion website (available at: www.wiley.com/go/lomax/newborn ) contains a wealth of information on all aspects of examining the newborn, including safeguarding, early warning systems, and tongue tie, as well as interactive multiple choice questions, and links to videos
Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment: Practice Exercises for the NCLEX Examination, 4th Edition is the original and most popular NCLEX review book on the market focused exclusively on building prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment skills! Using a unique simple-to-complex approach, this best-selling text establishes your foundational knowledge of management of care, then provides exercises of increasing difficulty to help you transition to practice in today's fast-paced healthcare environment. This new edition features over 60 pages of additional questions, a completely new pharmacology chapter and questions, a content re-alignment to match the latest National League for Nursing guidelines for delegation and patient assignemtn, increased inclusion of LGBTQ-related scenarios, updated infection control coverage, and much more! Answer keys offer a detailed rationale and an indication of the focus of the question to encourage formative assessment. Interactive practice quizzing on Evolve allows you to create a virtually unlimited number of practice sessions in Study Mode or Exam Mode. Emphasis on the NCLEX Examination's management-of-care focus addresses the heavy emphasis on prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment in the current NCLEX-RN Examination. Updated content throughout matches the latest evidence-based guidelines and treatment protocols. Improved navigation and usability with color tabs on the edges of the book's pages and with answers directly following each chapter. UNIQUE! Three-part organization establishes foundational knowledge and then provides exercises of increasing difficulty to help you build confidence in your prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment skills. NEW! More than 60 pages of new questions provide additional practice prepare you for the prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment questions on the NCLEX-RN Exam. NEW! Pharmacology chapter and expanded pharmacology questions throughout prepare you for the strong pharmacology focus of the latest NCLEX-RN Exam. NEW! Re-alignment of delegation and assignment content and answer key coding to reflect the latest National League for Nursing (NLN) guidelines on what constitutes delegation and what constitutes patient assignment. NEW! Increased emphasis on infection control addresses the growing problems of antibiotic resistance and the rapid spread of infectious disease resulting from our globally mobile society and from growing resistance to vaccination. NEW! Increased inclusion of LGBTQ scenarios and healthcare concerns prepares you for patient-centered care with LGBTQ clients.
Providing nursing students with words of wisdom and advice from real-life student nurses, Calculation Skills for Nurses enables you to calculate drug dosages with ease, boosting your confidence and competence in this core area of nursing practice. The book takes away the fear of calculations, making it approachable, easy and fun, and ties in with the NMC standards for pre-registration education and the Essential Skills Clusters. It is filled with examples and questions based on real life nursing and healthcare situations and includes key information displayed on the inside back cover for quick look-up on clinical placements.
Let this outstanding pharmacology text help you learn how to administer drugs safely and effectively! Now in its eighth edition, Pharmacology and the Nursing Process continues to deliver the perfect amount of pharmacology, prioritization, and nursing process information to today's nursing students. Centering on its unique key drug approach, this text focuses only on the drug information you need to safely administer drugs. The text also continues to emphasize the nursing process and prioritization, covering the most essential assessments, nursing diagnoses, interventions, and evaluations you need to practice effectively. New to this edition is even more coverage of QSEN competencies, simpler language, and a wealth of reader-friendly features and innovative learning aids. Along with its integrated NCLEX preparation and insightful learning strategies, you won't find a more complete pharmacology text on the market! NEW! Additional QSEN coverage incorporates more QSEN information throughout the text. Applicable QSEN competencies added to text case study titles Collaboration and teamwork content added to selected case studies Addition of new Safety: What Went Wrong? case studies Explanation of QSEN initiatives as it relates to safety and quality of patient care is included in the Medication Errors chapter NEW! Improved readability is aided by more friendly, direct-address language; shorter sentences; simplified language (where appropriate); and much more. An extensive Photo Atlas of Drug Administration features more than 100 step-by-step illustrations depicting key steps in drug administration for various routes of drug administration. UNIQUE! QSEN focus highlights those aspects of the book - such as boxes, tips, case studies, and other content - that correlate with the QSEN competencies. Popular key drug approach focuses on the need-to-know content for safe clinical practice and uses a streamlined approach to drug indications, emphasizing only the most common or serious adverse effects. Integrated NCLEX Examination preparation includes seven NCLEX Examination review questions in every chapter, with at least one alternate-format item per chapter. Thorough application of the nursing process is addressed in each chapter to help readers learn how to prioritize nursing care to focus on the most essential assessments, nursing diagnosis, interventions, and evaluation/outcome criteria. Colorful and consistent learner-friendly format utilizes a variety of tables and practical body systems organization to help readers integrate pharmacology content with what they are learning in medical-surgical and adult health nursing courses. Focus on prioritization includes prioritized nursing diagnoses along with corresponding prioritization of goals and outcomes, helping readers learn to connect nursing diagnoses to goals and outcomes. Large collection of reader-friendly learning aids includes approachable text elements such as: Cartoon-illustrated learning strategies covering study, time management, and test-taking tips related to studying pharmacology. Drug profiles highlighting specific information on commonly-used agents. Case studies that help bring patients to life and promote critical thinking skills. Dosages tables providing instant access to dosages, routes, and indications for individual drugs. Key points summarizing key pharmacology and nursing content in each chapter. Critical thinking and prioritization questions encourage readers to think on a deeper level. More than 250 full-color photos and illustrations show how drugs work in the body and how to administer medications safely and effectively. NEW! Updated learning strategies include strategies for incorporating technology and active learning. NEW! Exclamation point icon identifies ISMP high-alert drugs. NEW! Diamond icons indicate key drugs in the Dosage tables.
Now with a free mobile & web app with print purchase! The seventh edition of this classic review guide for nursing home administration licensure is revised and updated to reflect new information as recentlymandated for the federally required national exam. It is based on the same format as the actual exam and provides an easy-to-use, effective way to reviewessential concepts and practice test-taking skills. The seventh edition reflects all changes to the new exam and includes more than 1,000 test questions with answer keys. Contains cross-references to thepage in Nursing Home Administration, Seventh Edition, where each question topic is discussed, and new content specific to the NAB exam. With core information on management, governance, and leadership; finance and business; environment; resident and patient care; and human resources'plus savvy test-taking strategies' it includes everything you need for exam success. New to the Seventh Edition: New questions and answers reflecting all updates and revisions New laws and federal regulations Impacts of the ACA on long-term care MDS 3.0 2015 federal requirements for electronic health records New RAI (Resident Assessment Instrument) New quality indicators New lifestyle safety code inspection processes New ICD-10-CM (International Classification of Diseases'AEiClinical Modification, 10th Revision) New topics including transportation options, customer care, data security, social media, contractual agreements, information management and technology, and much, much more Key Features: More than 1,000 questions with answer key Core information on management, governance, and leadership; finance and business; environment; nursing: resident/patient care; and human resources Test-taking strategies for success App included! Includes all the high-quality content from the book! Information at your fingertips anytime, anywhere. Available on iOS, Android, and the web, with a powerful, simple-to-use interface. APP INCLUDED WITH PRINT PURCHASE
This essential textbook on dementia care introduces the knowledge that nurses need, including the evidence base for practice and the guidance to transfer this newly acquired knowledge into everyday practice. Each of the 25 chapters are written by experts in the field of dementia care and are grounded in thoroughly researched, up-to-date evidence, have a direct bearing to nurse practice, and use case studies to give examples of application of the evidence to practice. It begins by introducing dementia as a diagnosis, a syndrome, and a set of diseases, signs and symptoms. It then deals with various principles that underpin dementia care, including person-centred care, behaviours that challenge, risk management, and understanding relationships affected by dementia. Finally, it assesses dementia care across a range of care settings, such as primary care, care homes, domiciliary care, acute hospital, and hospice services.
A beautifully written insight into the stresses, strains and successes of working for the London Ambulance service. Is there anyone who hasn't wondered about the state of the occupant of an ambulance, screaming along with its sirens on and blue lights flashing? Have you? And have you wondered about the other people inside the ambulance, maybe fighting to save the patient's life? Or have you considered that the ambulance may be another 'maternataxi' ordered by a woman who can't be bothered to book a real cab and who then complains she can't smoke on the way to hospital? And that the medical technician inside might just be desperate to get back home from a busy shift, to have a cup of tea and catch up with his blog? Meet Tom Reynolds. Tom is an Emergency Medical Technician who works for the London Ambulance Service in East London. He has kept a blog of his daily working life since 2003 and his award-winning writing is, by turn, moving, cynical, funny, heart-rending and compassionate. It is never less than compelling. From the tragic to the hilarious, from the heartwarming to the terrifying, the stories Tom tells give a fascinating - and at times alarming - picture of life in inner-city Britain, and the people who are paid to mop up after it.
This book provides the reader with the knowledge required in order to understand the chemical, physical, mechanical, and topographical aspects of implant surfaces, as well as their impact on the biological response. Common ways to modify implant surfaces are described, and methods for the evaluation of surface properties are presented in an easy-to-read style. Experimental results that have contributed to surface modifications relevant for commercial available implants are presented, with emphasis on in vivo and clinical studies. While the focus is primarily on surface modifications at the micrometer and nanometer levels, alterations at the millimeter level are also covered, including thread designs and their possible influence on stress distribution. In addition, it is analyzed how surface alterations have changed the clinical long-term results for certain groups of patients.
Emphasizing current, relevant, "need-to-know" terms that will help you succeed in the health care field, MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS, 8E simplifies the process of memorizing complex medical terminology by focusing on the important word parts-common prefixes, suffixes and root words-to provide a foundation for learning hundreds of medical terms. Organized by body systems, chapters begin with an overview of the terminology related to the body's structures and functions, proceed through diseases and disorders, and end with diagnostic procedures and treatments. A proven combination of learning principles and exercises helps you master the language necessary to describe how the human body works, what goes wrong with it, and how it is treated. An updated art program features the latest terms and procedures as well as multi-cultural/multi-generational photos that accurately portray the opportunities available in today's medical field.
The Lexicomp Drug Information Handbook for Advanced Practice Nursing delivers trusted pharmacotherapy knowledge to inform safe clinical decision making in outpatient and institutional settings. The Drug Information Handbook for Advanced Practice Nursing is designed to help meet the unique needs of advanced practice nurses, supporting both prescribing and nursing care. It is an easy-to-use resource that presents medications alphabetically, with brand and generic drug names highlighted in red, a time-saving feature in an information-intensive text. Each drug monograph contains concise fields of information on pharmacokinetics, therapeutic purpose, adverse reactions, pregnancy and lactation precautions, and more. Dosing fields feature a broad range of guidelines for children, adults and the elderly, so prescribing concerns can be addressed quickly and precisely.
Taking a comparative approach, this book investigates the ways in which obesity and its susceptibilities are framed in science and policy and how they might work better. Providing a clear, authoritative voice on the debate, the author builds on early work to engage further in ecological and complexity thinking in obesity. Many of the models that have emerged since obesity became a population-level issue are examined, including the energy balance model, and models used to examine human body fatness from a range of perspectives including evolutionary, anthropological, environmental, and political viewpoints. The book is ideal for those working on, or interested in, obesity science, health policy, health economics, evolutionary medicine, medical sociology, nutrition and public health who want to understand the shifts that have taken place in obesity science, policy, and intervention in the past forty years.
In this book, the combination of principles and practical applications is maintained and developed in Frank Quinn's comprehensive discussion of nursing, midwifery, and health education, which can be equally applied to physiotherapy, occupational therapy, chiropody, and dietetics. The educational approaches of the book cover the whole field of adult education and include teaching patients, clients, and colleagues. It includes new chapters on such aspects as planning for teaching, quality assurance, educational delivery systems, and course management. It also incorporates major changes in approaches to UK nurse education over the last six years. An accompanying free website includes lesson plans, guides to learning outcomes, advice on classroom management, and links to the main regulatory bodies and organizations.
An invaluable resource for teachers, teaching assistants and therapists. This practical book offers a wealth of ideas and strategies to support children with dyspraxia, which is difficulty in controlling voluntary movements of the vocal chords, resulting in an inability to control sequences of sounds or gestures. With over twenty years experience, Lois Addy emphasises the importance of understanding dyspraxia in order to provide effective support for children with co-ordination and perceptual difficulties. The book includes: what to look out for to recognise children with dyspraxia; useful checklists for identification; details on the needs and difficulties faced by children with dyspraxia; ideas for support across the curriculum, in particular the areas of; handwriting, numeracy, PE, reading, social skills and communication frequently asked questions about dyspraxia - and the answers! Lois Addy is a paediatric occupational therapist and has over twenty years experience of working with children with dyspraxia. She currently works at York St John College, University of Leeds as a senior lecturer in professional health studies.
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.
This contributed volume is based on the "European Core Competences Framework for health and social care professionals working with older people" (ECCF), developed and verified in a unique international cooperation between 26 universities and universities of applied sciences in 25 European countries, part of the European Later Life Active Network (ELLAN). In addition to the framework, the book outlines the necessary qualifications and describes the roles of professionals working with older people in health and social services. It explores healthy ageing for older people from different perspectives and describes the seven roles of health and social care professionals (Expert, Communicator, Collaborator, Organizer, Health and Welfare Advocate, Scholar, and Professional), before going on to define 18 related competences and elaborating them in performance indicators. Beyond the ECCF, the book explains the widely used CanMED role model and puts forward theories to support a client centered and integrated approach on health and social care in order to change attitudes toward older clients and offer better care and support. It also provides health and social care professionals, for example nurses, allied health professionals and social workers with new contextual information and cultural awareness. It gives a voice to students by addressing selected perspectives for professional development. The book includes questions for reflective learning helping to make the book a vital practical instrument for use in the educational context throughout Europe. Europe's ageing populations represent a major challenge for both public health and social care systems. 18% of the population is 65 years old and over, and this proportion will increase in the coming years. As a result, more and more health and social care professionals will work with older people in different settings - at home, in the community, in hospitals or in long-term care settings. Older people, and especially the frail, face a host of interrelated issues, e.g. cognitive restrictions, functional restrictions, psychosocial problems, multimorbidity, polypharmacy and social isolation. These problems call for an integrated approach to health and social care, which this book supplies. It is intended for health and social care professionals, students and educators, for a better understanding of Europe's ageing society and of the impact on care and services. Furthermore, the ECCF offers educational institutes a unique resource for curriculum development, education, training and assessment.
It's your complete guide to nursing - from basic concepts to essential skills! Fundamentals of Nursing, 9th Edition prepares you to succeed as a nurse by providing a solid foundation in critical thinking, evidence-based practice, nursing theory, and safe clinical care in all settings. With illustrated, step-by-step guidelines, this book makes it easy to learn important skills and procedures. Care plans are presented within a nursing process framework, and case studies show how to apply concepts to nursing practice. From an expert author team led by Patricia Potter and Anne Griffin Perry, this bestselling nursing textbook helps you develop the understanding and clinical reasoning you need to provide excellent patient care. 51 skills demonstrations provide illustrated, step-by-step instructions for safe nursing care - and include rationales for each step. 29 procedural guidelines provide streamlined, step-by-step instructions for performing basic skills. UNIQUE! Critical Thinking Models in each clinical chapter show how to apply the nursing process and critical thinking to achieve successful clinical outcomes. Evidence-Based Practice chapter shows how nursing research helps in determining best practices. UNIQUE! Caring for the Cancer Survivor chapter prepares nurses to care for cancer patients who may still face physical and emotional issues. Case studies include unique clinical application questions and exercises, allowing you to practice using care plans and concept maps. The 5-step nursing process provides a consistent framework for care, and is demonstrated in more than 20 care plans. 15 review questions in every chapter test your retention of key concepts, with answers available in the book and on the Evolve companion website. Practical study tools on Evolve include video clips of skills, skills checklists, printable key points, a fluid & electrolytes tutorial, a concept map creator, an audio glossary, and more. UNIQUE! Clear, streamlined writing style makes complex material more approachable. More than 20 concept maps show care planning for clients with multiple nursing diagnoses. Key points and key terms in each chapter summarize important content for more efficient review and study. Unexpected Outcomes and Related Interventions for each skill alert you to potential problems and appropriate nursing actions. Delegation coverage clarifies which tasks can and cannot be delegated. A glossary provides quick access to definitions for all key terms. UPDATED! Patient Safety and Quality chapter describes how quality and safety apply to the nurse, and includes a new skill on fall prevention in healthcare settings. NEW content addresses the Affordable Care Act, patients' perspectives on hospital care as measured by HCAHPS surveys, health disparities and vulnerable populations, compassion fatigue, pain assessment, patient education techniques like teach-back, new equipment, Healthy People 2020, and more. NEW! Additional alternate-item review questions include at least four alternate-item questions - multiple select, sequencing/priority, delegation, hot-spot images, and fill-in-the blank for medications - for every chapter. Expanded Building Competency boxes help you apply QSEN (Quality & Safety Education for Nurses) competencies to realistic clinical situations. UPDATED! Unique Evidence-Based Practice boxes in every chapter include a PICO question - the Problem, Intervention, Comparison, and Outcome - and summarize a research study along with its application to nursing practice. Over 100 NEW photos clarify procedures and familiarize you with the latest clinical equipment.
This slim UK text is a helpful guide to understand the basic mathematical concepts needed throughout a nursing career. The book examines a range of numerical skills for practicing nurses, rather than just focusing on medicine calculations. Using real-life examples as a basis, this key resource allows nurses to gain confidence in their existing skills and then build on them by applying them to clinical practice.
Do you need ideas for low budget, therapeutic art activities? This book provides all you need to create fun and engaging activities for your clients at little to no cost. Presented with simple 'how to' instructions, each art project is accompanied with guidance on suggested client populations and variations of materials and design to accommodate the limitations, budgetary and otherwise, that therapists frequently face. It also includes strategies and guidance for acquiring materials: extending a modest budget, soliciting donations, and sourcing recycled and natural tools. An easy reference guide for new and seasoned art therapists, this book helps to expand therapists' repertoire of projects and provides them with the means to execute them.
The premier text for therapeutic exercise! Here is all the guidance you need to customize interventions for individuals with movement dysfunction. You'll find the perfect balance of theory and clinical technique-in-depth discussions of the principles of therapeutic exercise and manual therapy and the most up-to-date exercise and management guidelines.
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