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A Davis's Notes book! This pocket-sized reference provides quick access to important phlebotomy information. Clinically focused, it's the perfect guide to collecting, transporting, and processing quality blood specimens for laboratory testing. The write-on/wipe-off pages feature a dedicated space where you can fill in the specific requirements for evacuated tubes, instrumentation, and analytical procedures for two different locations.
Evidence-Based Practice: An Integrative Approach To Research, Administration, And Practice Is An Excellent Reference For Interdisciplinary Education And Clinical Agencies, As Well As Disciplines Focused On Translating Research Evidence To Quality Practices. The Authors Provide Sound Information On The Research Process And Critical Appraisal, And Use A Unique Integrative Collaborative Approach To Apply These Principles. They Also Develop A Strong Conceptualization Of Integration Of Research And Evidence-Based Practice From A Clinical Practice And Administrative Perspective Specifically For This Book. Learning Objectives Are Included At The Beginning Of Each Chapter To Identify Important Concepts And Guide Readers Through The Content Covered In The Text.
A Case Manager's Study Guide: Preparing For Certification, Fourth Edition Is The Perfect Study Guide For New Case Managers Preparing To Take The Certified Case Manager (CCM) Exam And Practicing Case Managers Who Are Recertifying. Based On The Commission For Case Manager Certification (CCMC) Six Knowledge Domains And Eight Essential Activities, It Addresses New Changes Passed And Legislative Updates Resulting In Significant Changes In Healthcare And Case Management. New Topics Include Patient-Centered Care, Readiness To Change, Evidence-Based Case Management, And Management Outcomes. Completely Updated And Revised, A Case Manager's Study Guide: Preparing For Certification, Fourth Edition Contains Nearly 700 Questions And Comprehensive Answer Rationales. Included With The Book Is An Online Access Code For Navigate Testprep, A Dynamic And Fully Hosted Online Assessment Tool Designed To Help Nurses Prepare For Certification Examinations By Offering Case-Based Questions, Detailed Rationales, And Robust Reporting. Navigate Testprep: A Case Manager's Study Guide Also Sold Separately. * Randomized Questions Create New Exams On Each Attempt * Monitors Results On Practice Examinations With Score Tracking And Time On Each Task * Reporting Tools Evaluate Progress And Results On Each Attempt Don'T Forget To Visit Our Nursing Certification Website: Www.Nursingcertificationsuccess.Com.
With new chapters on disaster management, primary health care, and new technologies used in public health nursing and public health education, this newly revised Second Edition of Public Health Nursing: Practicing Population-Based Care is a must-have resource for students and faculty interested in public health nursing and education. * Defines public health using historical evidence * Addresses competencies of public health, including Population Health, Personal Health, Emergency Preparedness, and Leadership * Explores the use of technology in public health, and covers other hot topics such as community assessment, population-based health education, policy development, coalition-building, case management, clinical care, personal health assessment, response planning, communication, workforce development, and business management * Offers an innovative assessment tool that uses Healthy People 2020 as its framework * Focuses on 17 intervention strategies identified in the Population-Based Public Health Nursing Practice Intervention Wheel * Examines how these interventions can be applied to the three levels of practice: individual/family, community, and systems * Accompanied by a forthcoming Companion Website packed with online learning tools and activities to help engage students and further their understanding of the material in the text A transition guide is available to help faculty using the First Edition transition to this newly revised edition.
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Modified to conform to the current curriculum, "Schaum's Outline of Pediatric Nursing" complements these courses in scope and sequence to help you understand its basic concepts. The book offers extra practice on topics such as health promotion and health problems of children in infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence. You'll also get coverage on chronic illnesses and disabilities in children and dysfunctions of the various systems of the body in children.
Features: Professional case studies and 122 review questions Comprehensive review of specialized topics such as impact of cognitive or sensory impairment on the child and family, family-centered home care, and pediatric variations of nursing interventions Support for all the major textbooks for pediatric nursing courses
Topics include: Health Promotion and Growth Development, The Hospitalized Child and Family, Common Alterations in Pediatric Respiratory Functioning, Common Alterations in Pediatric Hematological and Immune Functioning, Common Cancers in Children and Adolescents, Alteration in Musculoskeletonal and Joint Functioning, Common Alterations in Pediatric Neurological Functioning, Common Alterations in Pediatric Neuromuscular Functioning, Common Alterations in Pediatric Fluid and Electrolyte Balance & Urinary and Renal Functioning, Common Alterations in Pediatric Endocrine Functioning, Common Alterations in Pediatric Cardiac Functioning, Common Alterations in Pediatric Gastrointesetinal Functioning, Common Alterations in Sensory Functioning, The Child with Special Needs
This book documents how nurses have shown their dedication, courage, expertise and compassion in helping communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disastrous events. It aims to inspire and equip nurses and other health professionals to help people in disaster-affected areas and contribute to community resilience. The last decade (2005-2015) has been characterized by a number of overwhelming natural disasters - tropical storms, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis; and threats of emerging infectious diseases - SARS, MERSCoV and Ebola around the world. Countries from the Asia Pacific region, such as Australia, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, India, Japan, Nepal, Philippines, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Thailand and Vanuatu, have borne the brunt of the devastation caused by these catastrophic events. Nurses from these countries have stepped in providing emergency care in hospitals and in the field, addressing public health needs in evacuation centers, supporting epidemiologic surveillance and conducting health education, training and research, to help save lives and support communities build back better.
Supporting Sucking Skills In Breastfeeding Infants, Second Edition Is An Essential Resource For Health Care Professionals Working With New Mothers And Infants. Using A Skills Approach, It Focuses On Normal Sucking Function In Addition To Those With Anatomical Variations, Developmental Respiratory Issues, Prematurity, Or Mild Neurological Deficits, It Provides Both The Research Background And Clinical Strategies. Numerous Clinical Photos Integrated Throughout The Text And Boxed Thought And Experiential Experiments Help Readers Better Visualize And Understand The Material. Taking A Deliberately Multidisciplinary Approach, The Author Draws On Varied Clinical Experiences And Empirical Evidence To Help Consolidate Information In A Complete, Usable Framework For Breastfeeding Evaluation And Support.This Edition Contains A New Chapter On Hands In Support Of Breastfeeding (Manual Therapy) And New And Updated Photos And Images.
Compassion has become a prominent issue in health policy and practice and the recommendations of the Francis Report and the Berwick Review emphasised the need for compassion in care. This timely and important text book provides a valuable resource for practicing and student nurses which examines compassion in depth, but from a real world perspective. It appreciates and discusses the emotional labour of care and the realities of practice which can make 'caring' and 'having compassion' feel like a difficult and impossible task. This is an essential guide for those seeking clarity and depth in the analysis of compassion in contemporary nursing. Whether on a pre-qualifying undergraduate degree or an experienced practitioner, this is a must-have book for anyone interested in creating a compassionate health service.
The fourth edition of this seminal text retains its focus on placing the health visitor at the forefront of supporting and working with children, families, individuals and communities. Health Visiting: Preparation for Practice has been fully revised and updated to reflect the changes and developments in health policy, public health priorities, and health visiting. It considers the public health role of the health visitor, and the important role and responsibilities the health visitor has with safeguarding children to ensure the child has the best possible start in life. Key features: * Fully updated throughout, with new content on practice and policy developments * Takes into account the challenges and changing role of the health visitor, and the need to ensure that their practice is evidenced-based * Includes an additional chapter on working in a multicultural society with a discussion on some of the challenges faced by health visitors * Discusses and debates the practice of public health and working with communities * Examines the role of the health visitor with safeguarding and child protection, as well as working within a multi-professional team * Features case studies and learning activities Health Visiting: Preparation for Practice is essential reading for student health visitors, public health nurses, and those on community placements, as well as other health practitioners working with and in the community.
All nurses, whatever setting, will encounter people who are at risk. Harrowing examples of abuse and neglect are frequently in the headlines and the nursing profession has a crucial responsibility to play in ensuring that vulnerable patients are cared for and safeguarded. This Second Edition answers all of the key questions including: What is neglect? What makes someone vulnerable? What role does safeguarding play? What does good safeguarding look like? Why can safeguarding fail? How can positive practice be developed? What are the professional and legal responsibilities facing nurses? This helpful resource will improve readers' understanding of the policy, practice, and research underpinning safeguarding, while also preparing them for their important role as an advocate for, and safeguarder of, the people in their care.
Oncology Nursing Review, Fifth Edition Is An Essential Learning Tool To Help Oncology Nurses Preparing For Certification And/Or Recertification. Completely Revised According To The Latest OCN? Test Blueprint, It Provides Nearly 1,000 Practice Questions With Comprehensive Rationales. New To This Edition Are Helpful Page References To The Classic Text Cancer Nursing: Principles And Practice, Seventh Edition For More Detailed Information To Help You Prepare For The Exam. Organized According To The 11 Areas Tested On The OCN? Test Blueprint: * Health Promotion And Disease Prevention * Screening, Early Detection And Diagnosis * Scientific Basis For Practice * Cancer Treatment Modalities * Symptom Management * Psychosocial Dimensions Of Care * Oncologic Emergencies * Sexuality * Survivorship * End Of Life Care * Professional Performance Don'T Forget To Visit Our New Nursing Certification Website: Www.Nursingcertificationsuccess.Com Included With The Book Is An Online Access Code For JB Testprep, Our Online Interactive Testing Program, To Help You Pass The Exam.
Master math concepts. Ensure patient safety. Conquer your fears and understand the most common math concepts used in nursing practice today. Step-by-step guidance shows you how to accurately calculate drug dosages using all four methods. Build your confidence with thousands of review questions in the text and interactive exercises online at DavisPlus.
Health Care Providers Frequently Engage In Setting Policy Agenda At The Individual, Systems, Institutional, Or Public Level. Health Policy: Application For Nurses And Other Health Care Professionals Provides An Overview Of The Policymaking Process Within A Variety Of Settings Including Academia, Clinical Practice, Communities, And Various Health Care Systems. By Including Both Policy Evaluation And Research, The Author Provides A Comprehensive And Multi-Perspective Approach To Developing And Formulating Effective Health Care Policy. Unlike Other Texts, Health Policy: Application For Nurses And Other Health Care Professionals Utilizes A Condensed Format Without A Large Amount Of Explanatory Text. Topics Include Governmental Overviews And Roles, Policy Formulation And Analysis, Public Health, Political Theory And Practice, Ethical Perspectives, And Policy Institutes.
How to be a Nurse or Midwife Leader is an indispensable guide for all nurses and midwives who wish to develop and improve their practice as leaders. Written in collaboration with the NHS Leadership Academy, this practical book draws on the real experience of over 10,000 nurses and midwives to bring leadership dilemmas to life in specific situations. Key learning features include: * How to develop your self-awareness * How to develop your personal impact and presence * How to survive and thrive * How to get your message across * How to get the best out of others * How to work with and lead other professionals and patients * How to have courageous conversations * How to balance conflicting demands and needs Containing exercises and reflective questions to help apply theory to leadership practice, How to be a Nurse or Midwife Leader is an ideal companion for all nurses and midwives, whether you are newly qualified, or stepping into a team leader role.
This pocket-sized book is a perfect companion for second and third year students, as it provides step-by-step instructions on how to carry out clinical skills such as medicine administration, giving transfusions, catheterisation and other advanced skills, and goes across both acute and community settings. It has been updated for the 2018 NMC standards and includes the most up-to-date evidence base for the procedures. Each section features: 1. Handy checklists detailing the essential equipment and things to consider before starting. 2. Helpful tips and advice on what to watch out for and the relevant action to take for each skill. 3. Care setting considerations exploring patient requirements depending on where care is being given. 4. Clear instructions guiding you step by step through each procedure. Whether you are revising, practicing, or preparing for a clinical placement, this book will become a trusted companion and daily reference that will help to develop and improve your nursing skills.
Anxious about managing medicines? Worried you'll make a mistake? This handy book is an essential guide for all nursing students, enabling you to understand the theory and practice of drug administration and facilitate your confidence and competence. This essential guide explores the theory and practice of drug administration briefly and coherently, with 'test your knowledge' exercises and questions throughout to assess your learning. It also includes 'words of wisdom'- tips from real life students from their own experiences. Ideal for carrying to clinical placements, Medicine Management Skills for Nurses is an essential guide to drugs and medicine administration. Special features: - Pocket sized for portability - Clear, straightforward, and jargon-free - Takes away the fear of drugs and medicines management, making it approachable, easy and fun - Features tips and advice from real life nursing students - Ties in with the NMC standards for pre-registration education and the Essential Skills Clusters - Examples and questions based on real life nursing and healthcare examples
Clinical decision-making is a fundamental part of professional nursing care and it is essential that students develop sound judgement and decision-making skills in order to deal confidently with the challenges they will encounter as registered nurses. This book enables pre-registration nursing students to understand, develop and apply these skills in order to practise safely and effectively. The book links theory to realistic student experiences and clinical scenarios to show how to use these skills in practice. Key features: * Fully mapped to the new NMC standards of proficiency for registered nurses (2018) * Contains clinical scenarios illustrating decision making in practice * Activities challenge students and build confidence in their judgement and decision making skills.
Here's the must-know information LPN/LVN students need to care for patients with mental health disorders where they'll encounter them - in general patient care settings. An easy-to-read, conversational writing style shows you how to recognize and respond to the most important mental health issues. You'll also explore important communication techniques, ethical and legal issues, and alternative and complementary treatments. Coverage of nursing interventions, basic psychiatric nursing skills, and psychopharmacology prepares you for the NCLEX-PN exam and clinical practice. Key features - Color illustrations, tables, bulleted lists, and a reader-friendly writing style to make concepts easy to understand - Coverage of mental health conditions across the lifespan - Care plans with detailed descriptions of specific interventions and expected outcomes - Content on specific nursing interventions and basic psychiatric nursing skills - Coverage of psychopharmacology, including must-know side effects - Case studies with critical-thinking questions to emphasize clinical reasoning skills - Crucial information on palliative and restorative care for long-term care settings - Discussions on alternative treatment modalities to facilitate communications with people of different religious and cultural backgrounds as well as descriptions of religious and cultural beliefs and their impact on mental health and treatment Instructor resources: Ebook, classroom & lecture planning resources, previous edition resources. Includes testbank, active classroom instructor guide Student resources: Ebook
Nursing and midwifery students are required to communicate in writing in a variety of forms, for a variety of potential audiences including their colleagues, allied health professionals, administrators and, most importantly, their patients and the public. Dena Bain Taylor is an experienced teacher of writing and critical skills across the range of allied health professions, and understands the types of writing nursing and midwifery students do and the writing issues they face. Her accessible, straightforward book - tailored specifically to the content and conventions of nursing and midwifery curricula - teaches students to write persuasively and correctly, both to support them in their courses and to prepare them for their professional careers. The book: - offers practical strategies for using language to achieve clear, persuasive writing; - provides clear explanations of underlying principles; - contains samples of good and improvable writing, leading the student step-by-step through the whole writing process; - focuses on the genres and styles of writing that nursing and midwifery students are typically asked for. With regular summaries, learning aids, checklists and a glossary of key terms, nursing and midwifery students at all levels will find this book easy to follow and handy to refer to for help with the writing they need to do throughout their course.
2 books in 1! Practical diagnoses to create a care plan Up-to-date coverage of the latest psychotropic medications The 10th edition of Pocket Guide to Psychiatric Nursing includes all new, up-to-date 2018-2020 content and terminology reflecting the NANDA Nursing Diagnoses: Taxonomy II - featuring 18 new nursing diagnoses, and 72 completely revised diagnoses to ensure safe and effective patient care. Paired with your psych textbook, this handy pocket guide is designed to guide you in developing practical, individualized plans of care for patients diagnosed with psychiatric and mental health disorders. The first half provides the diagnostic information needed to create a care plan; the second half covers the safe prescription and administration of psychotropic medications. And, the concepts can be applied to a variety of healthcare settings... from in-patient hospitalization through the outpatient clinic... to home health and private practice.
This groundbreaking first volume of the Series has a number of features that set it apart from other books on this subject: Firstly, it focuses on interpersonal, humanistic and ecological views and approaches to P/MH nursing. Secondly, it highlights patient/client-centered approaches and mental-health-service user involvement. Lastly, it is a genuinely European P/MH nursing textbook - the first of its kind - largely written by mental health scholars from Europe, although it also includes contributions from North America and Australia/New Zealand. Focusing on clinical/practical issues, theory and empirical findings, it adopts an evidence-based or evidence-informed approach. Each contribution presents the state-of-the-art of P/MH nursing in Europe so that it can be transferred to and implemented by P/MH nurses and the broader mental health care community around the globe. As such, it will be the first genuinely 21st century European Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing book.
A Daviss Notes book. PTF Notes is intended to provide a quick reference for all aspects of pulmonary function testing including tests/studies, indications for the test/studies, techniques, American Thoracic Society recommendations and standards, normal values, and quality assurance. Currently chronic obstructive disease (COPD) afflicts approximately 30 million people in the US, and is the fourth leading cause of death in this county. Pulmonary function testing is the primary means of identifying these patients, and PFT labs are becoming more common in physicians offices and are already well established in hospitals and out-patient clinics. Pulmonary function testing is performed by respiratory care practitioners, nurses and medical assistants. The primary market for this title is Respiratory Therapy students and practitioners, and the secondary market might include some RNs, Pas, exercise physiologists, and possibly MAs.
The definitive resource for advanced practice within nursing and the allied health professions--revised, expanded, and updated throughout. Advanced practice is an established and continuously evolving part of healthcare workforces around the world as a level of practice beyond initial registration. Advanced practitioners are equipped to improve health, prevent disease, and provide treatment and care for patients in a diverse range of settings. This comprehensively revised fourth edition emphasises the importance of practice in advanced healthcare, presenting a critical examination of advanced practice roles in nursing and allied health professions through a series of learning features designed to facilitate the development of vital knowledge and skills. Advanced Practice in Healthcare presents: International developments in advanced practice as a global response to the need to modernise services, reduce costs and increase access to healthcare services Country-specific examples of advanced practitioners' roles in delivering patient care in diverse settings The impact of advanced practice in nursing and the allied health professions Controversial issues including prescribing, regulation and credentialing, and the interface with medical practice Ethical and legal dimensions of advanced practice The preparation of advanced practitioners Advanced Practice in Healthcare is an essential resource for all students, practitioners, managers and researchers of advanced practice in healthcare.
A Palliative Care Book of the Month: IAHPC (International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care) From a medical insider comes a plea to renew medicine's mandate to relieve suffering. The philosophy and practice of palliative care shows how this is possible by easing pain, by embracing the human side of illness, by inviting patients to be full participants in their care, and by incorporating the wisdom of these injured storytellers to guide healing hands. Informed by the voices of the seriously ill, their families, and the lifelong experience of a palliative care nurse and medical social worker, Stay, Breathe with Me, illuminates the power of the art of care and the need to bring heart and compassion back into health care. Written for both medical professionals and general readers alike.
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