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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.
The best way to prepare for the NCLEX-PN Exam is practice, practice, practice! And with over 5,000 NCLEX-style review questions reflecting the most current clinical updates and test plan, Saunders Q&A Review for the NCLEX-PN (R) Examination, 5th Edition delivers all the practice you need to pass this all-important exam and so much more! Review questions in the physical book or go online and utilize the quiz mode or exam mode for an even more realistic review experience. There are ample alternate item question types in both the physical book and online. All questions are cross-categorized by level of cognitive ability, client needs area, integrated process, and 21 different clinical content areas - giving you the ability to really focus your study efforts where you need it most. All questions also include rationales for correct and incorrect options; as well as helpful test-taking strategies. This proven study resource has already helped thousands of students pass the NCLEX-PN Exam the first time. Don't miss your chance! Detailed test-taking strategies for each question offer clues for analyzing and uncovering the correct answer option. Rationales are provided for both correct and incorrect options. All alternate item format questions provide the necessary practice in critical thinking and prioritization. 85-question comprehensive exam reflects the percentages identified in the NCLEX-PN exam test plan. Content organized by Client Needs and Integrated Processes provides an organized review for exam preparation and end-of-course standardized exams. Each question is categorized by level of cognitive ability, Client Needs area, integrated process, and clinical content area offer multiple study and exam selections. Introductory chapters cover exam preparation guidance, nonacademic preparation, test-taking strategies, the CAT format, and the NCLEX-PN from a new graduate's perspective. NEW! Content reflecting the latest NCLEX-PN test plan incorporates the most current clinical updates. NEW! 300 additional questions make a total of 5,000 practice questions between the book and the Evolve companion website. NEW! Video and graphic option questions familiarize users with these alternate item format question types that could appear on the NCLEX. NEW! Testlets feature case studies with review questions to further hone users critical thinking skills. NEW & UNIQUE! Priority Nursing Action tips are provided for each question to clarify the most important nursing considerations and interventions for each scenario.
For courses in Pharmacology. PHARMACOLOGY: CONNECTIONS TO NURSING PRACTICE, 2/e tightly links pharmacology to nursing practice and patient care, recognizing that for nurses, pharmacology is not an abstract academic discipline but rather a critical tool to prevent disease and promote healing and wellness. It offers unsurpassed features designed to illuminate connections between pharmacology and practice, from patient scenarios and practice applications to coverage of lifespan considerations, patient education, alternative therapies, and gender/cultural influences. Nine additional units illuminate the actions of individual drugs on each body system and disease. Learning is simplified through the use of prototype drugs, as well as outstanding full-color illustrations, complemented by 45 web-based animations. This edition covers 30+ new drugs, and offers updated information about dosages, indications, and adverse effects throughout, including Black Box Warnings.
The second edition of Statistics and Data Analysis for Nursing, uses a conversational style to teach students how to use statistical methods and procedures to analyze research findings. Students are guided through the complete analysis process from performing a statistical analysis to the rationale behind doing so. In addition, management of data, including how and why to recode variables for analysis, how to "clean" data, and how to work around missing data, is discussed.
For BSN and MSN courses in health promotion, and as a supplement to community nursing courses. This book presents a strong, up-to-date foundation for understanding and building the science and practice of health promotion. It has three goals: to introduce the major individual and community models and theories that guide health promotion interventions; to offer evidence-based strategies for effective health promotion in practice settings; and to foster critical thinking about future opportunities for research and more effective interventions. This Sixth Edition is thoroughly updated to reflect the latest research and terminology. New coverage includes: the U.S. Government's Healthy People 2020 Goals; more ecological approaches encompassing families, communities, and nations; new health promotion technologies, and more.
For use as a primary text in undergraduate nursing research courses, and as a resource text for more advanced nursing research courses. This engaging, learner-friendly text illuminates all steps of the nursing research process, helping students critique research and determine whether study findings are ready to apply in practice. To illustrate specific aspects of the research process, the author extensively excerpts from published studies, including research performed outside the U.S. Pedagogical features include chapter outlines, objectives, definitions of key terms, summaries, class activities, and self-tests. This Sixth Edition has been revised with up-to-date information and references throughout; more coverage of both quantitative and qualitative research; greater focus on evidence-based practice; and an all-new chapter on nursing research and health care economics.
Medical Surgical Nursing Care 3e has an even stronger focus on the professional Practical nursing program and is a key component in the LPN/LVN series at Pearson. It has a clear and readable writing style, it provides a strong foundation for understanding common disorders that affect adults. Opening units of the book focus on concepts, issues, and foundational knowledge. The units that follow focus on common diseases and disorders organized by body system. Each unit begins with review of the system's structure and function, nursing assessment, and commonly used diagnostic tests for disorders of that system. To facilitate learning, disorder-specific content follows a consistent pattern, beginning with discussion about the disorder, its risk factors, causes, effects on the body, manifestations, and possible complications. Because nurses are integral members of the healthcare team, interdisciplinary care sections include nursing implications for medications, nutritional therapies, surgery and other treatments, including complementary therapies. Each disorder concludes with nursing care, including priorities of care, health promotion, assessment, nursing care measures, and a section addressing continuity of care to home or the community. This text provides more depth in common disease processes, their treatment, and related nursing care. Although organized by body systems for clarity, the book retains a nursing focus throughout. Rationales are provided for nursing interventions to help the student understand the "why," not just the "what."
Practical Leadership and Management in Healthcare is the definitive 'how to' guide for leadership and management in nursing and healthcare. Now in its second edition, it provides you with a comprehensive analysis of the theories, models and skills of leading and managing needed by UK healthcare professionals, and provides a basis for developing knowledge, skills and behaviours needed for effective leadership and management. Nursing and healthcare professionals of all levels are required to demonstrate effective leadership and management skills; planning, organising, delivering and evaluating care are management responsibilities that occur every day, whilst anticipating patient needs and motivating others are ways of leading with integrity. This book offers you clear and practical advice on how to make an impact as a leader, from the frontline to the boardroom.
Maintaining the comprehensive coverage offered by the previous editions, this highly regarded text, now in its sixth edition and 32nd year of publication, is considered to be an indispensable resource for nurses and health care professionals engaged in the business of teaching and learning. Retaining the balance between theoretical issues and practical application, the text has been fully revised to reflect the most recent changes in nursing and nurse education including updated content on developments in teaching and learning, the introduction of the new NMC standards in the UK; developments in the NHS and the growing role of eLearning and technology.
Specifically designed to prepare medical students for their initial encounters with patients with heart disease, this award-winning text bridges basic cardiac physiology with clinical care. Written by internationally recognized Harvard Medical School faculty and select medical students, Pathophysiology of Heart Disease, Sixth Edition provides a solid foundation of knowledge regarding diseases of the heart and circulation. Under the experienced editorial guidance of Dr. Leonard S. Lilly, this best-selling monograph has an outstanding reputation among medical students and faculty worldwide. Student-friendly features of the Sixth Edition include a new, full-color design and illustrations; end-of-chapter summaries; updated content, including recent technological advances; and access to an interactive eBook. New full-color presentation makes the text more visually appealing. Up-to-date medical imaging and color clinical photographs show real-world examples of cardiovascular diseases and related conditions. Updated Chapter Summaries reflect consistency in length and format, making study easier. Updated Additional Reading references keep readers abreast of the latest literature in the field. Winner of two awards of excellence from the American Medical Writers Association, and recommended by medical schools worldwide. Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition , offering tablet, smartphone or accessed online to: Complete content with enhanced navigation A powerful search tool that pulls results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web Cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation A highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text Ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues Quick-reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use
The nursing unit nanager has become the guide to developing leadership skills in nursing unit managers and nurses in training. This resource, now in its third edition, offers: an introduction to the functions of the nursing unit manager; insight into nursing unit management practices for managers, clinical practitioners, researchers and educators; details of the latest developments in healthcare; new chapters on record-keeping and managerial tasks; alignment with the curriculum; updated examples, relevant case studies and helpful illustrations; advice in dealing with the stressful aspects of managing a nursing unit; tips on effective communication All this vital information is combined in a readable and logical format, making it the first choice for all trainee nurses and unit managers.
LeMone & Burke's Adult Nursing: Acute and Ongoing Care is the ideal companion for nurses caring for adults in today's changing healthcare system. With comprehensive coverage of contemporary nursing practice as well as a strong, evidence-based, theoretical underpinning tailored towards the new NMC competencies, this book provides a detailed and thorough resource for both the student nurse and nursing professional. The book includes coverage of care in both hospital and community-based settings, with an emphasis on education of the patient and prevention of illness and disease.
This clear, helpful and interactive book will help you prepare for and succeed in your nursing and healthcare studies. Supporting anatomy and physiology, drug administration, clinical practice and preparation for assessments, this book will give you the tools to success. Using examples from practice to bring the subjects to life, Skills for Nursing & Healthcare Students is your essential guide to the core skills you will need to master. The book includes guided explanations and interactive exercises that will help you brush up on your maths and study skills and get up-to-speed with anatomical terminology, the basics of the human body, chemistry and cell biology.
To download an e-inspection copy click here or for more information contact your local sales representative. Supporting students poses a significant challenge for nurses and midwives in today's practice. Recent concerns over the fitness to practice of students at the point of registration requires new approaches to practice learning, and the supervision and assessment of future practitioners. Based around the NMC's Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment (2018), this book offers clear, practical advice on how to acquire and develop the knowledge and skills required to supervise and assess a range of students in practice. It explores challenging issues, such as learners in difficulty, and considers how to develop resilience and wellbeing from the perspective of both the student and the supervisor and assessor.
This comprehensive and easy-to-use guide for dosage calculations and drug administration is an excellent reference guide for nursing and healthcare professionals. Critical thinking case studies, practice tests, and exercises prepare students for real calculations so they can confidently calculate safe and accurate dosage levels With a workbook style, comprehensive coverage and over 1,000 problems and answers, 'Dosage Calculations for Nurses' allows the student to work at their own pace in the areas where they feel need the most support. "This book is appropriate for new student nurses" Dawn Reasbeck, Sheffield Hallam University "Excellent book with lots of examples and practice tests. Clear and easy to understand." Alison Williams, School of Health & Social Care, Sport & Exercise Sciences, Glyndwr University "I found this book extremely practical, student friendly with a good range of self assessments for the student" Sharon Sykes, Senior Lecturer, Department of Nursing Studies, University of Central Lancashire "An excellent textbook for pre-reg nurses and non-medical prescribers" Ruth Broadhead, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing & Caring Sciences, University of Central Lancashire
Now in its 7th Edition, ESSENTIALS OF PHARMACOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS is the best-selling resource for those preparing for licensed practical nursing, medical assisting, and other allied health careers. Clear, concise writing focused on "need to know" drug information gives readers the confidence to master pharmacology. Learn calculations quickly through a simplified step-by-step process. Part I chapters center on basic pharmacologic principles. Medication preparation, supplies, and specific information on each route of administration is covered. Administration checklists allow the learner to put the knowledge into practice. . Part II chapters organize drugs by classifications, and includes purpose, side effects, cautions, interactions, and contraindications. Patient education is highlighted for each category. Reference tables with each classification list the most commonly prescribed drugs according to generic and trade names, with dosage and available forms. The complete pharmacology resource for allied health professionals at every experience level, ESSENTIALS OF PHARMACOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS, 7th Edition also makes a great refresher and on-the-job reference.
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.
Ideal for studying on-the-go, Kaplan's pocket-sized NCLEX Drug Guide provides concise review of more than 300 medications frequently prescribed in clinical practice. With up-to-date content and expert guidance, Kaplan's NCLEX Drug Guide gives exam candidates the tools they need to study drugs effectively for the NCLEX. Streamlined Review Flashcard-style pages with more than 300 frequently prescribed drugs grouped by medication category The most up-to-date content, including nursing considerations, side effects, and purpose for each drug Index of brand names and generic names Convenient phonetic pronunciation keys Appendix of medical abbreviations for quick reference Expert Guidance Expert guidance and study tips for mastering the essential content Kaplan's expert nursing faculty reviews and updates content. We invented test prep-Kaplan (www.kaptest.com) has been helping students for almost 80 years. Our proven strategies have helped legions of students achieve their dreams.
* A clear, concise and comprehensive guide to moving and handling patients * Superbly illustrated, with full colour photographs throughout * Practice-oriented and based on the latest evidence to provide safe and effective patient care * Ideal for nursing students, health care assistants, newly qualified nurses, as well as physiotherapists and occupational therapists
Barron's Nursing School Entrance Exams provides detailed review and practice materials that you need to achieve success on the various Nursing School Entrance Exams (including the HESI A2, NLN PAX-RN, PSB-RN, RNEE, and the TEAS). This edition features: A multi-part exam that covers all of the topic areas and question types seen on most nursing school entrance exams A diagnostic test so you can assess your strengths and weaknesses in each topic area before beginning your review Comprehensive review and practice material for all Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, and Numerical Ability topics An entire review and practice section for all Science topics, with each section broken down into an outline format for quick studying and sample tests for every topic Test-taking strategies and answers to frequently asked questions about preparing for your entrance exam Strategies for answering each question type You'll also get information about nursing programs and the profession in general.
Lisa Ohlen Harris shared a household with her mother-in-law, Jeanne, for seven years. When Jeanne's health deteriorated due to COPD, Harris became one of 65 million American family caregivers. The two women grew so intertwined that Harris began to feel she herself was the one fading away. Harris helped Jeanne file an advance directive specifying that no extraordinary measures were to be taken to preserve life. As they navigated the healthcare system in Jeanne's final months, Harris and her mother-in-law realized that an advance directive is not as clear and controlled as it seems. End of life issues involve a series of small decisions-sneaky ones, with no big drama-and life support is already established before any one big decision is made. In The Fifth Season, Harris's recounting of those years bestows illuminating immediacy on the difficulties of caring for an elderly parent while raising four young children in an extended family household. Chronicling that last season of love and struggle as she grappled with ethical convictions and personality clashes, Harris finds her way through conflicted emotions to a place of compassion and peace.
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