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Fundamentals of Nursing provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles of nursing, addressing key learning outcomes through theoretical explanations and practical illustrations. An emphasis on Arab world nursing practices and a consideration of the religious and cultural values that impact on patient treatment in the region make this book an invaluable resource for anyone planning to study or work as a nurse in this part ot the world.
Are you a starting work in critical care? Are you an experienced nurse but need to check guidelines and best practices? This is the indispensable guide to daily procedures and problems faced by nurses working in this specialty. This book will help you to Organise your job and yourself Assess patients and communicate with them Get clinical information on a wide range of conditions What to do in emergency This UPDATED edition: Completely updated and revised content written by authors with extensive nursing experience in the field Physiological, psychological and social areas, as well as legal issues, ethical and moral dilemmas that critical care nurses and health care practitioners may face on a daily basis Boxes, tips and diagrams to help bridge the theory-practice gap while embarking on your critical care career. Part of the A Nurse's Survival Guide series Completely updated and revised content written by authors with extensive nursing experience in the field Physiological, psychological and social areas, as well as legal issues, ethical and moral dilemmas that critical care nurses and health care practitioners may face on a daily basis Boxes, tips and diagrams to help bridge the theory-practice gap while embarking on your critical care career.
Designated a Doody's Core Title
"The construction of the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) and
the clinical nurse leader (CNL) set in motion a sea change in
graduate nursing education. In this book, Fitzpatrick and Wallace
document the history, the driving forces, and the expectations for
these new roles while providing a starting point for capacity
building for the development of DNP and CNL educational programs."
--Nursing Education Perspectives
""This book] is essential reading for graduate nursing students who are considering pursuing an advanced degree in nursing."" Score: 100, 5 stars - -"Doody's"
This is the first book to document and analyze the development and integration of the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) and Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs in graduate nursing institutions. Editors Fitzpatrick and Wallace, established authorities in nursing education, present this text as an introduction to these exciting new degrees.
The contributors, ranging from architects of the programs to
graduates from the programs, offer valuable information on the
objectives, curricula, and expected outcomes of these two
educational tracks. Ultimately, the book explores how the
development of these new degrees has influenced health care
delivery at large. Highlights of this book:
Offering comprehensive coverage of the DNP and CNL development, this book is required reading for students considering doctorates in nursing, as well as nurse educators and administrators working within the programs.
Written in a friendly, no-nonsense, style, Children in Intensive Care is a quick reference guide to the management of the acutely ill child in the hospital, or pre-hospital, setting. Fully updated throughout and rich with useful 'Alert' boxes and tables - to make learning and reference easy - this handy publication covers a broad range of essential topics such as drug dosages and compatibilities and normal reference ranges as well as harder to find information such as chest X-ray interpretation and troubleshooting technical equipment. Compiled from daily 'on the job' collation of useful facts and figures, this manual also offers practical advice about important non-acute issues such as infection control, common childhood diseases and child protection as well as new findings on the management of sepsis, the collapsed child and care of the child following spinal surgery. With over 10,000 copies sold, this book is an absolute must for any clinician involved with the management of critically ill children, whether it be on the wards, in theatres, high-dependency or intensive care units, as well as during retrieval and in A&E. Information presented in quick reference format, with accompanying reference tables, to facilitate on-the-spot usage Advanced Life Support Group algorithms provide safe and easy-to-follow protocols to the management of emergency situations Contains input from a broad range of paediatric specialists - intensivists, anaesthetists, haematologists, oncologists, air ambulance physicians and retrieval nurses, pharmacists, specialist dieticians, and respiratory physiotherapists - to ensure full coverage and accuracy of information Contains helpful 'Quick Guide' and 'Warning' boxes to provide key information at a glance, while helpful mnemonics assist with learning Contains chapters on normal child development, safe-guarding children and young people, and patient transport Perfect for use on the wards, theatres, high-dependency units and intensive care units as well as during retrieval and A&E Ideal for newcomers and experienced staff alike, whether they be junior doctors or nursing staff Additional authorship brings the expertise of Marilyn McDougall, a Senior Paediatric Intensive Care Consultant Contains brand new chapters - oncology emergencies and pain & sedation - as well as the latest information on topics including sepsis and the collapsed neonate, and care of children after spinal surgery Comprehensively expanded cardiac chapter presents new surgical approaches as well as practical tips on pacing, care of chest drains and basic echocardiograph terminology Drug chapter now includes reversal agents, new drug profiles and an updated compatibilities chart Expanded artwork program explains clinical concepts and practical procedures
Kaplan's Nursing School Entrance Exams Prep 2019-2020 is focused review of the HESI A2 and the Kaplan Nursing Admission Test-two major nursing school entrance assessments. Exam-specific practice, concise content review, and proven test-taking strategies will prepare you to face the first test of your nursing career with confidence. The Best Review Four sample practice tests: two for HESI A2, two for Kaplan Review content organized along the test blueprints and identified by exam New topic-specific science chapters: anatomy & physiology, biology, organ systems, and chemistry New writing and grammar sections Diagnostic test to identify the topics where you need the most review Quick-reference resources highlight frequently used math formulas and commonly misspelled words to remember Expert Guidance Kaplan's expert nursing faculty reviews and updates content regularly Practical advice for the career-change nursing student We invented test prep-Kaplan (www.kaptest.com) has been helping students for 80 years, and our proven strategies have helped legions of students achieve their dreams
To ensure the unfolding and development of a student nurse on a personal as well as a student nurse on a personal as well as a professional level, necessitates the acquisition of firstly, a solid theoretical foundation and, secondly, the mastering of certain psychomotor skills. The new manual of midwifery procedures provides the necessary information regarding important psychomotor skills. The procedures were set out according to principles and not specifies. Through the application of the basic principles assimilated in this manual, within the scope of a practice and the existing ethical codes, each nurse will ensure the promotion of safe nursing care for the patients.
The second edition of the comprehensive and award-winning text on prenatal and postnatal care The updated edition of Prenatal and Postnatal Care offers a comprehensive text for the care of the woman during the childbearing year. The expert author team presents information needed to master foundational knowledge in anatomy, physiology, psychology, culture, and structure of preconception, prenatal and postnatal care, and the management of common health problems in the childbearing year. This edition has been revised throughout and contains 6 new chapters on the following topics: prenatal ultrasound, triage of the pregnant woman, assisting women to development confidence for physiologic birth, pregnancy after infertility, oral health, and issues around diversity and inclusion in prenatal and postnatal care. Additional highlights include new and updated content on pregnant women in the workplace, prenatal genetic testing, trauma-informed care, and transgender pregnancy care. The second edition also includes commonly used complementary therapies and offers more detailed information on shared decision-making and planning for birth. Prenatal and Postnatal Care Provides expanded faculty resources with case studies and test questions for each chapter Offers a comprehensive text that covers essential aspects of prenatal and postnatal care of the childbearing woman Builds on the edition that won the Book of the Year award from the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) in 2015. This revised, authoritative text is an ideal resource for midwifery, nurse practitioner and physician assistant students, and healthcare providers working with pregnant and postpartum women.
Technology-Mediated Education in Health Sciences describes the empowering possibilities that are available to health sciences educators at tertiary institutions. It is a guide to using technology to enhance the educator's message, without the technology 'becoming' the message. Technology-Mediated Education in Health Sciences establishes ten paradigms for achieving your goals as an educator with the aid of technology. It positions the educator as the human face that defines and drives the teaching–learning experience, with technology and media playing supporting roles. An extensive toolbox supports educators in implementing new technologies, and includes sample lesson plans, factors to consider in materials production, a guide to develop instructional materials, writing tips, checklists for evaluating study materials and advice on culturally appropriate design. Various case studies have been provided that discuss how technology has been successfully adopted in health sciences contexts. The authors draw from the latest trends and developments in ICTs to present a vision of the modern lecture hall and educator–student relationship. In it, the educator is seen as a facilitator; knowledge is the product of collaborative discovery; and communication is diverse, immediate and constructive. Throughout the book, the authors remain aware of the fine line that early-adopting educators have to tread: on the one hand, they cannot be overly dependent on ICTs (thereby turning education into a mere technological activity); and on the other, they should not over-estimate the power of technology that they minimise their own human influence on learning. The question that the reader is left with is: 'Which technologies and methods are appropriate for my content, my context and my students?.
Rapid Research Methods for Nurses, Midwives and Health Professionals is designed to help you find and understand the meaning of key research terminology and, more importantly, develop your knowledge of some of the essential ideas and concepts they describe. This A-Z dictionary of terms is a collection of over 200 entries with a definition of each word put in context with additional tips on its use in assignment work. Alphabetically arranged in an accessible, reader-friendly format, this book: * Answers a clear demand for a practical, fast and concise introduction to the key ideas, concepts and methods in nursing and healthcare research * Provides students with fast and accessible information designed for revision and writing research-based assignments * Demystifies a field of study that students often find daunting
In the health care arena, "vulnerable populations" refers to those groups whose vulnerability increases their potential to suffer health disparities - disparities generally brought about by racial and ethnic discrimination and poverty. Since Florence Nightingale, nurses have long demonstrated dedication and aptitude for identifying persons, groups, and environments in need of intervention and new approaches for assessing and reducing vulnerability. The 25th issue of "ARNR" extends that dedication with landmark research, tests of interventions, and theoretical reviews that bring us closer to the goals of Healthy People 2010 (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2000) for the elimination of health disparities. The book posits that nurses are uniquely positioned to lead the way in this regard, through community-based projects and active partnerships with intervention recipients. Stressing the need for nurses to move to the forefront in the important research needed to design and implement effective interventions, this new 25th volume in the "Annual Review of Nursing Research" (ARNR) series continues to provide the highest standards of content and authoritative review of research for students, researchers, and clinicians.
This book helps adult nursing students to competently manage care of critically and acutely ill patients, and to recognize and deal with the early signs of deterioration. The book takes a practical real-life approach to care, with each chapter focusing on patients with specific problems, then interweaving the knowledge and skills needed to care for that patient. New to this edition: * two new chapters focusing on the renal system and endocrine system * updates to include the latest evidence and guidelines from NICE * refreshed activities and scenarios reflecting current nursing practice.
An essential guide for all areas of study for students undergoing health care training in the UK, this book: covers the preparation and putting together of various types of presentations; gives advice on time and financial management; deals with stress in relation to work and study; and provides information on copyright law, essay and report writing.
Prepare for a successful career in caring for geriatric populations! Williams' Basic Geriatric Nursing, 7th edition is an easy-to-read text which presents the theories and concepts of aging along with appropriate nursing interventions. This comprehensive book helps you understand the unique physiologic and psychosocial changes that affect the elderly adult. Threaded throughout this new edition are practical QSEN boxes and Nurse Alert features, which highlight safety, cultural considerations, health promotion, coordinated care, and home care specific to elderly patients. In addition, an online Study Guide, NCLEX (R)-PN review questions, and real-world clinical situation boxes help you to study for exams and apply concepts to practice. Coordinated Care boxes address such topics as restraints, elder abuse, and end-of-life care as related to responsibilities of nursing assistants and other health care workers who are supervised by LPN/LVNs. Clinical Situation boxes present patient scenarios with lessons for appropriate nursing care and patient sensitivity. UNIQUE! A FREE Study Guide, presented in a comprehensive PDF format on Evolve, reinforces your understanding. 10th grade reading level makes learning easier for you. Nursing Care Plans include Critical Thinking boxes to help you to assimilate and synthesize information. Nursing Process sections provide a framework for the discussion of the nursing care of the elderly patient as related to specific disorders. Cultural Considerations throughout text cover biocultural variations as well as health promotion for specific ethnic groups so you can provide culturally competent care. Health Promotion and Patient Teaching boxes highlight health promotion, disease prevention, and age-specific interventions. Home Health Considerations boxes provide information on home health care for the older adult. NEW! QSEN boxes provide you with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of care of the older adult. NEW! Nurse Alert feature emphasizes important safety and health promotion content specific to the elderly patient. NEW! Updated and expanded art program makes learning the material easier through clear and timely photographs and illustrations.
In this text mental illness is examined from the perspectives of pathology and pharmacology. Using case studies, it focuses on the major mental disorders, addressing their pathologies and pharmacological treatments. Topics include: depression; anxiety and sleep disorders; obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder and phobic disorders; psychosis and schizophrenia; dementia; substance abuse; and physical conditions which can mimic mental illness.
An accessible, student-friendly handbook that covers all of the essential study skills that will ensure that students get the most out of their Nursing or Healthcare course.. Study Skills for Nursing & Healthcare Students has been developed specifically to provide tried & tested guidance on the most important academic and study skills that students require throughout their time at university and beyond. Presented in a practical and easy-to-use style it demonstrates the immediate benefits to be gained by developing and improving these skills during each stage of their course.
To download an e-inspection copy click here or for more information contact your local sales representative. A clear and practical guide to help students develop critical thinking, writing and reflection skills. It explains what critical thinking is and how students should use it throughout their nursing programme. This new edition also provides content on the reflective practice requirements for revalidation and is mapped to the new 2018 NMC standards. This text provides an innovative new framework that helps students appreciate different levels of critical thinking and reflection required of degree level study. The book demonstrates the transferable nature of critical thinking and reflection from academic contexts to the real practice of nursing. Key features: Clear and straightforward introduction to critical thinking directly written for nursing students, with chapters relating the subject to specific study and practice contexts Student examples and scenarios throughout, including running case studies from four nursing students Each chapter is linked to the new NMC standards of proficiency for registered nurses
Build confidence and improve test scores. Success in nursing school starts here. A complete review of core concepts 900 questions (Alternate format, too!) Test-taking hints and rationales for correct and incorrect answers A complete review of core concepts, plus 900 questions based on the latest NCLEX test plan will build confidence and improve test scores from the beginning of nursing school. Master tricky alternate-format questions, even SATA (select all that apply) and develop efficient studying skills with test-taking tips and rationales for correct and incorrect responses. Purchase this title NEW and get 150 additional questions online at DavisPlus. Instructor resources: Ebook, classroom & lecture planning resources, previous edition resources. Includes PowerPoint slides Student resources: Quiz bank
Covering the ratio and proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis methods of drug calculation, Calculation of Drug Dosages, 11th Edition is designed to help you master these methods. A basic review of mathematics serves to refresh your skills if you are weak or inexperienced in math, and plenty of practice problems help you become competent in making drug calculations. Known for its worktext format, this text offers multiple worksheets pre-and post-tests and a comprehensive post-test - making it ideal to be used in the classroom or for individual study. Streamlined and updated to reflect current practice, this resource helps you learn to calculate drug dosages accurately and with confidence. UPDATED! Safety in Medication Administration chapter reflects current standards. UPDATED! Pediatric and Obstetric chapters revised by expert contributors. UPDATED! The Intake and Output section includes additional questions to reinforce your understanding. UPDATED! Medications changed to generic names to reflect what you will encounter on the NCLEX (R). UPDATED! Physician orders sheet and medication administration records (MAR's) reflect the look of electronic records currently used in practice. ? An extensive math review covers the basic math skills essential for accurate calculation of drug dosages. Chapter worksheets allow you to practice solving realistic problems. Post-tests at the end of each chapter let you assess your understanding of content. An Alert box highlights information crucial to math calculation and patient safety. A comprehensive post-test at the end of the book offers additional practice and accurately gauges your overall understanding. A logical structure is organized from simple to complex, helping you to absorb and retain knowledge. UPDATED! Medication labels have been updated.
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.
Because A&E nurses need to think fast and act fast . . . This is the only orientation guide and reference designed specifically for new A&E nurses and the preceptors responsible for their orientation. The chapters provide a brief overview of equipment, treatments, and drugs used to manage common disorders and conditions frequently seen. The book includes disorder definitions, signs and symptoms, interventions, drugs, and critical thinking questions. Using a bullet-point format, each chapter is conveniently organized alphabetically by disease and disorder within each body system for quick access. The book serves as an organized, reliable, and thorough guide, ensuring a structured approach to orientation. The book provides quick summaries of important points, questions, and answers at regular intervals throughout. Other useful features include a skills checklist, coverage of common lab values and medications, and EKG rhythms. This book was originally published under the Fast Facts series by Springer Publishing Company.
This is a pithy, pocket-sized resource for students and practicing nurses alike that delivers the foundations of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) and basic nursing research concepts in an easy-to-read, quick access format. It demystifies the research process with straightforward information presented in short sentences and bullet points. The book focuses on providing readers with the most practical information on EBP, including how to get the best evidence quickly, using various databases, and coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methods. At-a-glance charts categorize research and simple examples demonstrate concepts. The second edition has been updated to reflect rapidly changing trends and state-of-the-art information in EBP, including such new research methods as narrative inquiry and storytelling. Using proven, class-tested content for both traditional and online courses, this updated edition includes guidance on how EBP is used to obtain and retain Magnet Status, and presents examples of how health care providers are integrating EBP into their practice. It differentiates between EBP and research, a difficult concept for students to grasp. Extensive coverage of how EBP can be used to improve patient care features examples that demonstrate the practical application of content. The book also provides background information on defining the "compelling question," which is essential to finding the appropriate evidence-based material. This book was originally published under the Fast Facts series by Springer Publishing Company.
The first book to address the care of dual-diagnosis patients in non-psychiatric settings. Brimming with practical insights and strategies, this unique resource delivers concise, quick-access information about caring for patients with common physical complaints who also have a psychiatric diagnosis. It is the first book written for non-psychiatric nurses in multiple clinical settings to address the needs of patients with co-morbid diagnoses, and facilitates the integration of skills and strategies that support recovery for patients diagnosed with mental illness. Delivered in a convenient pocket-sized format, the guide delivers comprehensive information in easy-to-access short chapters, bulleted lists, tables, and figures, along with boxes featuring key information. It covers the diagnoses of common psychiatric disorders and addresses the symptom alliance between various medical diagnoses and mental illness, and substance abuse and co-occurring mental disorders. Also included are strategies for establishing a therapeutic alliance with patients with psychiatric disorders and issues posing challenges for nurses in specific clinical settings. Additionally, the book explores the legal and ethical issues surrounding provision of care to patients with mental illness. This book was originally published under the Fast Facts series by Springer Publishing Company.
This is the essential book for any health professionals whose role incorporates low intensity CBT. It introduces readers to the principles and skills of cognitive behaviour therapy, and guides them through the entire process of working with adult patients with common mental health problems. Beginning at the initial assessment, it takes students through the implementation of interventions to the management of ending. Detailed case studies illustrate each step of patients' recovery journeys. This new edition: is updated in line with changes in the PWP curriculum and broader IAPT policies includes new chapters on working with older adults and patients with long-term conditions adds new exercises to help readers reflect on their own practice, and builds confidence to help them become outstanding practitioners.
An on-the-go reference for hospice nurses and those interested in end-of-life care, this practical guide covers the essential elements in the compassionate and holistic care of terminally ill patients and their families. Nurses care for patients facing end-of-life issues in every practice specialty, and as the American population continues to age the need for proficiency in end-of-life skills will become increasingly important. This book is an invaluable resource that provides emotional, administrative, and palliative support, whether in a hospice, long-term care facility, or even in acute care settings. This vital go-to text clearly and concisely lays out not only how to care for patients facing end-of-life issues, but also how to engage in self-care and cope with occupational stress. Beginning with an overview of hospice care, including its history and philosophy, this book offers a timeline of the growth of the hospice movement in the U.S. Subsequent sections include up-to-date information on the clinical responsibilities of the hospice nurse in addressing the physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of terminally ill patients and their families in a culturally sensitive way. This book also outlines the administrative duties of the hospice nurse, including hospice documentation, a review of hospice regulations, and quality management. The closing section focuses on occupational stress in hospice nursing and how to engage in self-care. This text can serve as a useful clinical resource and also as a reference for nurses seeking hospice certification from the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center. This book was originally published under the Fast Facts series by Springer Publishing Company.
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