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Drawing on the universal values in health care, the second edition of Quality and Safety in Nursing continues to devote itself to the nursing community and explores their role in improving quality of care and patient safety. Edited by key members of the Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) steering team, Quality and Safety in Nursing is divided into three sections. Itfirst looks at the national initiative for quality and safety and links it to its origins in the IOM report. The second section defines each of the six QSEN competencies as well as providing teaching and clinical application strategies, resources and current references. The final section now features redesigned chapters on implementing quality and safety across settings. New to this edition includes: * Instructional and practice approaches including narrative pedagogy and integrating the competencies in simulation * A new chapter exploring the application of clinical learning and the critical nature of inter-professional teamwork * A revised chapter on the mirror of education and practice to better understand teaching approaches This ground-breaking unique text addresses the challenges of preparing future nurses with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) necessary to continuously improve the health care system in which they practice.
Caring for the Vulnerable Perspectives in Nursing Theory, Practice, and Research, Fourth Edition explores vulnerability from the perspective of individuals, groups, communities, and populations and specifically addresses how vulnerability affects the field of nursing and its care givers. The Fourth Edition focuses on how to work vulnerable populations, provides an overview of treatments and issues as well as presents a basic structure for caring for the vulnerable with the ultimate goal of providing culturally competent care. * Content specific to practicing DNPs * Coverage of integrating military personnel into the general population * Discusses human trafficking, health disparities and complementary medicine
Fundamentals of Nursing, Third Edition is perfect for both concept-based and traditional curricula. It is the only text designed the way nursing fundamentals is actually taught. Volume 1 covers the theoretical knowledge taught in class.
An evidence-based guide to hemodynamic monitoring procedures and patient care, Hemodynamic Monitoring: Evolving Technologies & Clinical Practice describes invasive, non-invasive, and minimally invasive techniques in monitoring blood pressure and oxygen levels within the circulatory system. It provides a clear, illustrated discussion of the anatomy and physiology related to hemodynamics, explains the technologies involved in each measurement, and includes quick-reference tables of normal and abnormal values. Written by cardiovascular nursing expert Mary E. Lough, Hemodynamic Monitoring is a detailed, comprehensive text designed for critical care nurses and respiratory therapists. Case Studies in each clinical chapter include a patient scenario with assessment details, allowing you to envision real-life patient care and prepare for adverse outcomes or complications. Coverage of patient safety includes a discussion of important measures that will help you provide safe and effective patient-centered care. UNIQUE! Coverage of patient comfort includes a discussion of methods to increase patient comfort during invasive procedures. Clinical Reasoning Pearls provide practical advice from experts and describe how to implement a procedure or improve patient care. A table of Important Values and Formulas is located inside the back cover for quick and easy reference.
Kaplan's NCLEX-PN Content Review Guide provides comprehensive review of the essential content you need to ace the NCLEX-PN exam. The Best Review Covers all the must-know content required to pass the NCLEX-PN Content is organized in outline format and easy-access tables for efficient review Chapters follow the NCLEX's Client Need Categories so you know you have complete content coverage Kaplan's acclaimed Decision Tree and expert strategies help you master critical reasoning Used by thousands of students each year to succeed on the NCLEX-RN Expert Guidance Kaplan's expert nursing faculty reviews and updates content annually 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
Proven, approachable, and part of a complete nursing fundamentals solution, Fundamentals of Nursing: The Art and Science of Patient-Centered Care, 9th Edition , instills an exceptional foundation for clinical confidence and effective patient-centered care. This bestselling fundamentals solution is easy to read and rich with student-friendly features that help students develop the knowledge and clinical skills to succeed in their nursing education. Trusted content not only details the basics of nursing-health promotion, the use of scientific rationales, and the approved nursing process-but also builds essential patient safety, communication, and critical thinking capabilities. This edition adds new features that encourage reflection, highlight QSEN-related content, and familiarize students with emerging technology they will likely encounter in practice. A new informatics chapter prepares students for their important role working with emerging health information technology and managing patient data. Case-based clinical scenarios put chapter concepts in a realistic context, and content throughout integrates seamlessly with a suite of teaching and learning tools to bring the entire nursing continuum to life and equip students to excel throughout their nursing careers. Features New! Reflective Practice Leading to Personal Learning callouts cultivate a person-centered approach to nursing care. New! Clinical vignettes personalize the clinical application of concepts and integrate with vSim for Nursing for patient-specific reinforcement of commonly encountered scenarios and conditions. New! Technology Alerts familiarize students with emerging devices and software they'll likely encounter in the clinical setting. New! Informatics chapter reflects the increasingly important role of data and information technology in patient care. New! QSEN boxes in every chapter help students ensure compliance with Quality and Safety Education for Nurses competencies. NEW! Legal Alerts help students ensure compliance with important laws and considerations related to clinical practice. New! Watch & Learn Videos clarify key concepts and procedures in engaging detail. Revised! Illustrated Concept Maps engage visual learners, simplify complex topics, and strengthen students' clinical reasoning skills. Case scenarios in each chapter encourage holistic patient care and reflection on critical thinking questions. PICO (patient/problem, intervention, comparison, outcome) displays guide students through a structured, evidence-based approach to answering clinical questions. Concept Mastery Alerts improve students' understanding of potentially confusing topics. Apply Your Critical Thinking features challenge students to think deeply on key concepts. Patient Care Plans and Skills sections outline streamline students' transition from the classroom to clinical practice. NCLEX-style Review Questions ready students for the NCLEX exam experience.
This text focuses on the under-recognized and undertreated problem of addiction in later life. The widespread lack of clinical knowledge about this patient population can be traced to several sources: the systematic exclusion of older individuals from clinical trials; their reluctance to seek medical help owing to stigma and shame; the fact that additive disorders may be disguised by concurrent medical conditions; a lack of screening instruments tailored to an older population; and the low sensitivity of standard diagnostic criteria for detecting addiction in middle-aged and elderly adults who do not display the occupational and legal "red flags" seen in younger individuals. This volume provides the reader with a clear sense of the surprisingly high prevalence of alcohol and substance use disorders in older adults. For each of the major classes of addictive substances, both prescribed and illicit, this book highlights the key clinical issues that can complicate successful diagnosis. The authors describe strategies for initial engagement with the patient, including screening instruments, brief interventions which can be adapted to a primary care setting, emerging web-based and mobile technologies, and treatment strategies which are tailored to the age-appropriate needs of older adults, including older women - who have been found to be especially vulnerable to prescription drug misuse. With the aging of the baby boomers, a generation arriving in middle-age with greater exposure to alcohol and drugs than any previous cohort, the need for successful identification and effective treatment of alcohol and substance use disorders in later life has become a clinical imperative. Addiction in the Older Patient, whose editors bring more than 40 years of combined research and clinical experience in the field of addiction treatment, offers a comprehensive introduction to this underexplored and timely topic. This text synthesizes current clinical evidence to support the most effective strategies for discovering and treating addictive disorders in our older patients.
Ross & Wilson Self-Assessment in Anatomy and Physiology is aimed at readers who are starting their study of human biology. Containing over 500 MCQs, this handy paperback will be ideal for students of nursing and allied health professions, biomedical and paramedical science, operating department practice, complementary therapy and massage therapy, as well as trainee Health Care Assistants and those studying A' level or BTEC (or equivalent) human biology. Designed to be used as part of exam preparation, or just as a simple means of evaluating how far readers have got mastering a given topic, this handy paperback can be used by an individual student or by a group of students as a ready means to motivate and test each other. Although designed for use with Ross & Wilson Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness, the book will be suitable for use with any foundation-level human biology textbook. Over 500 MCQs support revision and learning Ideal for individual use or in an informal group setting Perfect prior to exams and/or for use during 'placement breaks' or 'on the move'!
Professional Nursing Concepts: Competencies for Quality Leadership, Third Edition takes a patient-centered, traditional approach to the topic of nursing education. An ideal text for teaching students how to transition from the classroom to practice, it focuses on the core competencies for health professionals as determined by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Completely updated and revised, the new edition incorporates the latest findings from the IOM's Future of Nursing report. New to this edition is a chapter on success in a nursing education program, more case studies throughout, and a new electronic reflection journal activity in each chapter. Also featured are new appendices on quality improvement (QI), staffing and a healthy work environment, and getting the right position for the new RN or graduate. Topics include reflective learning and practice, interprofessional team reports, healthcare reform resulting from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), CCNE accreditation standards, meaningful use of informatics, AONE principles of leadership and management, the nurse's role in quality improvement, QSEN and how it relates to the IOM competencies, and health teaching and coaching. Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.
A Revolutionary New Undergraduate Pharmacology Text For Nursing Students Pharmacology For Nurses Is A Ground-Breaking New Text That Teaches The Basic Concepts Of Pharmacology To Undergraduate Nursing Students. The Text Focuses On Critical Need-To-Know Information And Draws On The Experience Of Fourteen Contributing Authors In The Field Of Pharmacology. This Text Takes A New Approach To Teaching The Complex Topic Of Pharmacology To Students Through Its Concise, Yet Digestible Coverage Of Material, Overall Design And Use Of Images And Tables To Reinforce Content. This Text Is Also Intended As A Reference For Other Courses And As Part Of The Nursing Professional's Permanent Reference Library. Pharmacology For Nurses Is Designed To Reflect The Real-Life, Clinical Application, As Well As A Fundamental Introduction To Pharmacology For Nurses. The Text Is Divided Into Two Distinct Sections - The First Focuses On A Very Basic Anatomy And Physiology Review While The Second Introduces The Student To Pharmacology. The Basics Of Pharmacokinetics And Pharmacodynamics Are Presented In Such A Way That They Relate To Clinical Practice. Patient And Drug Variables As Well As Drug Interactions And Effects Will Be Fully Explored Along With The Administration Of Medicines. Topics Covered: Inter-Relationship Of Physiologic Processes Effect Of Drugs On Physiologic Processes Homeostatic Nature Of The Body Key Features: Each Chapter Begins With A Summary Of Learning Objectives Chapters Conclude With Summaries And Practice Questions
Mental Health: A person-centred approach adopts an all-encompassing approach to engaging with, responding to and supporting people with mental illness and substance abuse. This substantially updated second edition incorporates the latest mental health research, including a new chapter focusing on psychotropic medications, while retaining the strong narrative approach of the first edition. Readers are encouraged to connect theory, practice and the lived experiences of consumers and carers. The diverse range of consumer and carer perspectives enhances readers' understanding of the process of recovery from mental illness, the use of mental health services and the provision of mental health support, by encouraging them to make human connections as they read. Written by an expert author team, Mental Health: A person-centred approach is an essential resource for students, supporting the development of safe, high-quality, person-centred care in both the Australian and New Zealand contexts.
'Life is a journey, and so is end of life and we can prepare for it in the same way as we would prepare for any journey, making sure that all loose ends are tied up'. Once a taboo subject, end of life is becoming a 'red-hot' topic as more people realize that the care and arrangements for their own end of life are in their own hands. In addition, new government initiatives in respect of carers and caring and of dementia care are bringing the subject to the fore. This essential guide for carers, be they professional or friends and relations, provides information across a range of concerns surrounding end of life. The book tackles this difficult subject in a practical and caring way, showing how appropriate arrangements can be made to ensure the dying person's wishes about dying and post-death (funerals or celebrations of life and mourning ceremonies) are carried out. From the practical point of view, the book covers making a Will, making an Advance Directive, donating body tissue and organs and giving directions for ones own funeral or life celebration and/or memorial service. From an emotional view point the book discusses grief including anticipatory grief, ways of coping with grief, and the importance of grieving. While invaluable for general readers facing these difficult issues, the book will be of specific interest to carers in residential/nursing homes and in hospitals together with counsellors, palliative care workers and teachers and students on courses in Health and Social Care and Nursing.
When you become a ward or unit manager, sister or charge nurse, your responsibilities change and you need a very different set of skills compared to your previous roles. You are now required to manage a team of staff with a set budget and are responsible for maintaining an environment in which people can work well. This book will help you to: Identify your responsibilities and best approaches as a manager to provide patients with a high standard of care through your staff; Read through examples, suggestions and tips following a highly practical approach; Manage your staff, time and budget; Create a positive work environment; Features: Completely updated and revised content written by well-known authors with extensive experience in the field; New sections on responsible use of social media, working with different generations in the workplace; how to make an impact, taking care of yourself etc. Leading teams in the context of enduring financial and staffing constraints Part of the A Nurse's Survival Guide series. Key features: Completely updated and revised content written by well-known authors with extensive experience in the field; New sections on responsible use of social media, working with different generations in the workplace; how to make an impact, taking care of yourself etc. Leading teams in the context of enduring financial and staffing constraints
Curriculum Development in Nursing Education, Third Edition provides nursing students with the theory and practical ideas necessary to develop an evidence-based, context-relevant, unified curriculum. Throughout the text the authors guide students to develop this type of curriculum with an emphasis on a concept-based curriculum. The Third Edition also emphasizes the importance of a conceptually and visually unified curriculum and offers ideas on how to achieve this throughout the text. The Third Edition focuses on the concepts of faculty development, ongoing appraisal, and scholarship which are new to nursing education literature. This text includes a chapter dedicated to each of these concepts: curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation as well as concrete examples around how to execute them. New content also addresses development, implementation, and evaluation of a curriculum offered via distance learning. New to the Third Edition: * Continued emphasis on the development of evidence-informed, context-relevant, and unified nursing curriculums * New sections on designing a concept-based curriculum and concept-based courses * Exploration of new ideas around readiness for curriculum implementation including fidelity of implementation * Expanded section on distance learning in nursing education featuring ideas around exemplary teaching Key Features: * Specific examples around the development of an evidence-based curriculum * In-depth coverage of the role of faculty development, ongoing appraisal, and scholarship as core processes of curriculum work * Instruction for how to design concept based courses * Brain-based learning
This book is an important new resource for clinicians caring for ventilator dependent children, who often have complex health care needs, are supported by advanced technology and are at high-risk of serious complications. Despite the complicated health care needs of children who rely on chronic respiratory support, there are few guidelines and little evidence available to guide the clinicians who care for these patients. This book covers the many aspects involved in the care of these complex children, with input from experts in the fields of pediatric pulmonology, intensive care, ethics, respiratory therapy, and nursing. In depth chapters provide an introduction to the use of chronic invasive and non-invasive ventilation in children and describe and review what is known about methods of delivering ventilator support, care of the chronically ventilated patient in the community , use of chronic ventilator support in patients with disorders commonly leading to respiratory failure and outcomes for patients and their caregivers. This book is intended to be useful not only for pediatric pulmonologists, but also for intensivists, cardiologists, physical medicine/rehabilitation specialists, nurses, respiratory therapists and the primary care physicians involved in the complexities of managing care for this unique group of special needs children.
Master the critical-thinking and test-taking skills you need to excel on the prioritization, delegation, and management questions on the NCLEX-RN (R). Over 1,000 questions in the text and on DavisPlus focus only on prioritization, delegation, and management of care issues pertaining to individual and multiple clients with an emphasis on alternate-format-item questions. Three sections provide you with three great ways to study. In the first section, you'll find individual and multiple client care-focused scenario questions organized by disease process with rationales and test-taking hints. The second section features seven clinical case scenarios with open-ended, NCLEX-style questions. The third section is a comprehensive, 100-question exam.
Client Education: Theory and Practice, Second Edition is intended for undergraduate courses focused on patient education and communication. This text focuses on health education and the role of health care providers, especially nurses, in working with clients such as individuals, families and groups, in health care institutions and community health settings. It addresses the need for health education; the learning process; principles of learning and assessing readiness. This text includes a client-based teaching plan that is designed to incorporate the theory presented in each chapter. The Second Edition features the Miller/Stoeckel Client Education Model, increased chapter exercises. Additional bonus content such as discussion questions and weblinks can be found on the Navigate Companion Website which is free with each new textbook purchase. Key Features: * Evidence-Based practice articles within each chapter * Miller/Stoeckel Client Education Model updated * Bonus content: discussion question, Web links, and more chapter exercises
Designed for portability, this clinical companion provides at-a-glance access to the information you need for more than 200 medical-surgical conditions and procedures. Completely updated content mirrors the revisions in the new 11th edition of Lewis's main text: Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems. This clinical companion is organized alphabetically for quick reference and includes a variety of full-color illustrations, summary tables, and a handy reference appendix full of laboratory values, Spanish translations of key phrases, and other information commonly used in nursing practice. Consistent and practical information covers definitions and descriptions, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, complications, diagnostic studies, interprofessional care and drug therapy, and nursing management. Treatments and Procedures section summarizes the need-to-know content about common medical-surgical treatments and procedures such as basic life support, enteral nutrition, and artificial airway management. Handy reference appendix contains information commonly used in nursing practice, including laboratory values, commonly used formulas, Spanish translations of key phrases, and much more. Patient and caregiver teaching content is highlighted with a special icon to identify appropriate information to share with patients and caregivers about the care of various conditions. Cross-references to the Lewis main text identify how to access more in-depth information. Attractive four-color design makes it easy to locate specific information within the clinical companion. NEW! Updated content reflects the revisions and updates in Lewis's Medical-Surgical Nursing, 11th Edition main text.
This quick, one-stop guide to neonatal resuscitation card is printed on flexible plastic with self-adhesive mounting strips.
Nursing Ethics And Professional Responsibility In Advanced Practice, Second Edition Is A Comprehensive Textbook Focused On Advanced Practice Nursing Ethics. The Text Proactively Addresses Challenges That Span Specialty Areas Well As Issues Unique To These Areas Of Practice. This Is The Only Resource Available That Addresses The Range Of Ethical Problems That Advanced Practice Nurses Face. Advanced Practice Nurses (Apns) Share The Same Professional Responsibilities That Other Practicing Nurses Do, However, Given Their Expanded Scope Of Practice They Assume A Role With Greater Responsibility. Advanced Practice Nurses Are Often The Primary Care Givers For Their Patients But Even When They Are Not, They Assume Total Responsibility For Some Critical Aspect Of The Patient's Care. For Example, Nurse Anesthetists Are Accountable For The Safe Induction And Recovery Of Their Patients (This Includes Understanding The Unique Nature Of Individuals), And Diabetic Clinical Nurse Specialists Are Responsible For The Education And Management Of Their Especially Vulnerable Population And For Educating Others. This Text Is Suitable For A Graduate Level Audience As Well As Those Pursuing A DNP Level Degree. Key Features Include: Relevant Case Studies Woven Throughout The Text That Refer To Content Updated Content On Electronic Media And Privacy In-Depth Coverage Of International Implications And Laws Strong Emphasis On Developing The DNP And Other Leadership Roles In Nursing Revised Women's Health Chapter Additional Content On Genetics And Genetic Testing Updated End Of Life And Palliative Care Chapter Adult Health Content Includes Information On Gerontology
Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools. Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care, Third Edition is a comprehensive and student-accessible text that offers a holistic and inter-disciplinary approach to caring for the elderly. The framework for the text is built around the Core Competencies set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing. This new edition gives students the skills and theory needed to provide outstanding care for the growing elderly population. Key features include chapter outlines, learning objectives, discussion questions, personal reflection boxes, and case studies.
The Nurse Educator's Guide To Assessing Learning Outcomes, Third Edition Is A Widely-Used Resource For Both Faculty And Nursing Education Students That Covers The Assessment Of Critical Thinking, The Development Of Learning Objectives, And The Creation Of Tests, Including Detailed Tips For Writing Many Kinds Of Individual Test Items. The Book Also Covers The Analysis Of Test Reliability. Examples Of Effective And Ineffective Test Items Are Included Throughout To Help Faculty And Nurse Educators Deepen Their Understanding Of How To Create Effective Tests And Assess Student Learning. This New Edition Addresses The Increased Pressure That NCLEX And Other Certification Exams Are Placing On Nursing Students And Faculty, And Reflects The Most Recent Updates To The NCLEX Detailed Test Plan. Each Chapter Has Been Updated With Timely Information And Examples.
Compassion and caring are at the very heart of nursing - possibly that's why you were attracted to the nursing profession in the first place. But what does compassionate caring really mean in nursing practice? Compassion, Caring and Communication: Skills for Nursing Practice is a practical book that guides you through the complex dimensions of caring. It considers the ways in which you connect with patients, families and co-workers, and the long-lasting impact of emotions and feelings. Using real-life narratives, case studies and reflection activities, the authors demonstrate how you can develop and maintain the empathy and communication skills you need to create effective, compassionate and caring partnerships. New to the second edition: Comprehensively updated throughout to reflect and highlight current professional pressures and public concerns around nursing practice. Includes a broader range of relevant case studies, discussions and scenarios to engage students and qualified nurses at all levels. Contains new content about the impacts of recent government reports and policies on nursing care, developing an awareness of contemporary issues and debates. The BOND caring framework has been revised and updated alongside new 'caring indicators', to support the development of compassionate caring skills. All references have been updated using the latest sources and evidence-based studies.
The ASQ (R):SE-2 Quick Start Guide is a convenient, at-a-glance guide that keeps ASQ:SE-2 scoring and administration basics right at the fingertips. Perfect for busy professionals on the go, this Quick Start Guide is laminated, lightweight, and so cost-effective that every professional in a program can have one (it's sold in a package of 5). ASQ:SE-2 users will turn to the Quick Start Guide for clear, simple directions on selecting the correct questionnaire, scoring ASQ:SE-2, and communicating results to parents. The Quick Start Guide is part of the ASQ:SE-2 screening system. ASQ:SE-2 is the NEW edition of the bestselling screener trusted to uncover possible social-emotional issues as early as possible during the crucial first 6 years of life. The 9 age-appropriate ASQ:SE-2 questionnaires effectively screen 7 key developmental areas: self-regulation, compliance, adaptive functioning, autonomy, affect, social-communication, and interaction with people. The second edition of ASQ:SE-2 has been revised and updated with invaluable new features, including a NEW 2 month questionnaire, an expanded age range, updated cutoff scores, new behavior and communication items, and more updates to help you better support families and promote social-emotional development.
The need for nurses is always great, but so is the competition to secure a place in a pre-registration programme at university. If you re considering a career in nursing, Get into UK Nursing School For Dummies can provide you with the vital edge you need to succeed at getting into nursing school. This compact book provides you with expert advice at each step along the way, including: * Career assessment is nursing for you? * Choosing a field to specialize in adult, children's, mental health or learning disability nursing. * Long term planning A-levels, extracurricular activities, volunteer work, and work experience that can make you a more attractive candidate * Considerations for mature/non-traditional students. * Personal statement Plenty of insight and examples to help you create a winning and truly personal personal statement * Research Put together a plan that ensures you find a university that s right for you. * Test preparation Brush up on your literacy and numeracy skills. * The interview Common questions and how to tackle them whether you re in a one-on-one and group interview. From "How do I get started?" to "When can I expect to be offered a place?" Get into Nursing School For Dummies answers the questions you have with the information you need.
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