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With Today'S Increasing Number Of Cancer Survivors, More Clinical Nurses Are Helping Their Patients Through The Survivorship Process. A Nurse'S Guide To Caring For Cancer Survivors: Lung Cancer Is An Essential Reference For Clinical Nurses To Help Identify Key Components Of Survivorship Care. This Diagnosis Specific Guide Provides Nurses With Information To Improve The Quality Of Their Patient'S Life. Key Topics Include: Overview Of The Cancer Diagnosis, Common Treatments And Side Effects, Formats For Compiling Treatment Summaries, Patient Care Plans With An Emphasis On Healthy Behaviors For Preventing Recurrence And Secondary Cancers, Pharmacologic Agents, Strategies For Coordination Of Care Between Healthcare Providers And More.
Namaste Care is a therapeutic approach to caring for those living with advanced dementia, focused on improving their quality of life through a simple, soothing and rewarding process. This step-by-step guide is for anyone looking to translate the principles of the Namaste Care approach successfully and professionally into a home or care setting, with an emphasis on the value of volunteers in the community in implementing this. The Namaste Care approach is focussed on giving comfort and pleasure to people with advanced dementia through sensory stimulation, especially the use of touch, and this book provides extensive guidance on every stage of the process, including harnessing community interest, recruiting and training volunteers, and managing pain and discomfort. In a time of ever-growing strain on healthcare resources, this practical guide is a timely reminder of the power and value of informal care and compassionate communities in helping to care better for people with dementia, and is essential reading for carers, professionals and family members.
A practical handbook for the assessment lab and the clinical setting, Jarvis' Pocket Companion for Physical Examination & Health Assessment, 8th Edition makes it fast and easy to review essential assessment skills and techniques. You'll conduct more effective exams by referring to summaries of examination steps, comparisons of normal versus abnormal findings, lifespan and cultural considerations, and more than 250 full-color photos and drawings. New to this edition are enhanced integration of QSEN competencies, and updated coverage of EHR documentation. Written by renowned educator and clinician Dr. Carolyn Jarvis, this companion handbook is a perfect clinical tool whether you're a beginner who is learning assessment skills or a practitioner who needs a portable reference! Convenient two-column format makes it easy to understand key physical examination skills and findings. More than 250 full-color illustrations demonstrate examination skills, underlying anatomy and physiology, and normal and abnormal findings. NEW! Updated content throughout corresponds to the 8th edition of the Jarvis textbook and incorporates the latest evidence-based assessment guidelines. NEW! Enhanced illustrations ensure accuracy, currency, and optimal learning and reference value. NEW! Updated Documentation sections with EHR integration reflect the types of documentation that nurses will enter into electronic health records (EHRs or EMRs). NEW! Enhanced Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) content throughout emphasizes the QSEN patient safety competency for optimal patient care. Color-coded format helps students easily locate the information they need, with each body system chapter divided into major sections (Anatomy, Subjective Data, Objective Data, and Abnormal Findings). Abnormal findings tables help students recognize, classify, and describe key abnormal findings. Summary checklists review key examination steps for quick reference. Health Promotion and Patient Teaching sections underscore the unique role of nurses (especially advanced practice nurses) in health promotion. Developmental Competence sections highlight content specific to infants, children, adolescents, pregnant women, and older adults. Culture and Genetics sections provide important context for important findings in various patient groups. Spanish-language translation chart helps to improve communication with Spanish-speaking patients during the physical examination. NEW! Updated content throughout corresponds to the 8th edition of the Jarvis textbook, and incorporates the latest evidence-based assessment guidelines. NEW! Enhanced Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) content throughout text emphasizes the patient safety competency. NEW! Health Promotion and Patient Teaching sections underscores the unique role of nurses (especially advanced practice nurses) in health promotion. NEW! Improved look-and-feel of selected illustrations developed for the Jarvis textbook. NEW! Updated Documentation sections with EHR integration reflect the types of documentation that nurses will enter into electronic health records (EHRs or EMRs).
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
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.
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.
Mental health nursing students need to understand their legal duties towards all clients, including specific laws for care of detained patients. Yet these laws can be comples, confusing, and difficult to relate to the reality of nursing care. This book is a clear guide to the Mental Health Act and Code of Practice which explains the specific duties, responsibilities and powers of mental health nurses and the care of detained patients in particular. It explains the most frequently encountered parts of the Act and Code and clarifies common misunderstandings. It outlines dilemmas faced by nurses which may arise from possible conflicting responsibilities. It also gives an introduction to other major legal considerations that mental health nursing students need.
Key features: Specific guide to the law for mental health nursing students, written by experienced practitioners involved in MHA regulation in England Case studies and examples help the reader relate the law to their clinical practice Multiple choice questions and acticvities help students to develop confidence and become critical and independent learners Linked to relevant NMC Standards and ESCs for degree-level education.
"Nurses Test Yourself in Non-medical Prescribing" is the essential self-test resource for nurses studying a prescribing qualification and preparing for exams.
The book includes over 450 questions including full answers and explanations. The book includes:
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The Fourth Edition of Leadership in Healthcare responds to the ever-growing importance of leadership to a healthcare professional's role today and includes updated content to reflect the new guidelines set out in the 2018 Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards. The need for leadership in an everyday context is highlighted throughout the book with reference to both theory and practice. There are case studies, practical examples, reflective questions and even anecdotes from the authors' own experience, showing students the potential and application of leadership. There are also activities that enable students to engage with every facet of leadership, as it connects to topics such as team-work, communication, problem-solving, emotional intelligence, critical self-reflection and quality of care. New to the Fourth Edition: A new chapter on Ethical, Legal and Professional Aspects in Leadership Content updates in-line with the 2018 NMC Standards, the new NMC code, and Revalidation. The book is supported by online resources for both students and lecturers, including videos, journal articles, web links, and multiple-choice questions. To download an e-inspection copy click here or request a physical copy by contacting your local sales representative.
The Nurse's Guide to Mental Health Medicines is an invaluable, pocket sized guide to a complex subject. Each chapter provides a short and easy-to-read overview of the different drug types used in mental health nursing, focusses only on the need to know information and the associated risks and side effects. The chapters also provide a short medicines list that gives you fast facts relating to the most common drugs used in practice. Key features: Simple layout with clear tables putting the facts at your fingertips Written by nurses for nurses providing the perfect amount of detail for the busy student or practitioner Clear and simple language combined with real world case studies to cut through the jargon and terminology
Delays in recognising deterioration or inappropriate management of people in acute care settings can result in late treatment, avoidable admissions to intensive care units and in some instances unnecessary deaths. As the role of the nurse in healthcare settings continues to change and evolve, today's student nurses need to be equipped with the fundamental skills to recognise and manage deterioration in the patient in a competent and confident manner, as you learn to become practitioners of the future. Using a body systems approach and emphasising the central role and function of the nurse throughout, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the essential issues in this important subject. Topics covered include: recognition and identification of physiological deterioration in adults; identification of disordered physiology that may lead to a medical emergency linked to deterioration of normal function; relevant anatomy and physiology; pathophysiological changes and actions that need to be taken; immediate recognition and response; investigations, diagnosis and management issues; and teaching and preventative strategies.
Specifically designed for student nurses, "Clinical Skills for Nurses" provides a handy, portable introduction to both the knowledge and practical procedures that first year nursing students require. Giving you the knowledge behind the skill, this book will boost your confidence and competence for your clinical placements and time in the clinical skills lab.
"Clinical Skills for Nurses" covers the skills and procedures used most frequently in clinical practice, and includes Point of Care training; blood transfusion and tracheotomy care; continence and bowel care; and early patient assessment and response. This book uniquely incorporates words of wisdom and advice from real-life student nurses; in other words: developed by students, for students
Special features: Tips, advice and words of wisdom from real-life students included throughoutPocket sized for portability on your clinical placementClear, straightforward, and jargon-freeTies in with the NMC standards for pre-registration education and the Essential Skills ClustersExamples and questions based on real life nursing & healthcare examples
To download an e-inspection copy click here or for more information contact your local sales representative. In this far-ranging textbook on palliative and end of life care, John Costello and a team of palliative care specialists take a patient-centred approach. Discussing palliative and end of life care across a range of diseases and illnesses, each chapter includes real-life case studies that focus on both the patient experience and the experiences of the family members of service users. Original in its approach to palliative and end of life care, Adult Palliative Care focuses on a range of non-cancer conditions. Thoughtfully balancing theory with practice, and interprofessional in its scope, Adult Palliative Care would benefit any health professional dealing with or working in the field of palliative and end of life care.
Written by an experienced, well-respected author in this field, this book provides vital guidelines on writing essays and journal articles for more experienced practitioners. It gives advice on the most appropriate form of written communication for different circumstances, and practical exercises throughout ensure the reader can apply theory to practice.
Nurse-led intervention research is a core component of the global initiative to improve quality of care. Though research in this area has already contributed much to the advancement of patient care, future strides depend on the dissemination of practical, how-to instruction on this important area of research. "Design, Evaluation, and Translation of Nursing Interventions" aids in this endeavour by presenting both general approaches and specific methods for developing nursing interventions.Logically organized to facilitate ease of use, the book is divided into four sections. The introduction provides a firm grounding in intervention science by situating it within the broader topics of evidence-based practice, client-centred care, and quality of care. Section Two describes each step of intervention design, including correct identification of the health issue or problem, clarification of the elements comprising an intervention, and application of theory. Section Three is centred on implementation, highlighting such topics as development of the intervention manual, training interventionists, and intervention fidelity. The book concludes with methods to evaluate interventions enacted and suggestions for their translation into practice.
"Design, Evaluation, and Translation of Nursing Interventions" distills the authors' years of expertise in intervention research into comprehensive, easy-to-follow chapters. It is a must-have resource for students, researchers and healthcare professionals wishing to impact the future of patient care.
Effective record keeping is a sign of safe and skilled Nurses and Midwives and is a legal requirement for all Healthcare professionals. This pocket-sized guide provides you with the tools to write clear and concise records. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.
To download an e-inspection copy click here or for more information contact your local sales representative. Reflective practice enables nursing students to make sense of, and learn from, the experiences they have each day and if nurtured properly can provide skills that they will come to rely on throughout their nursing careers. Using clear language and insightful examples, scenarios and case studies, the new fourth edition of this bestselling book shows readers what reflection is, why it is so important and how they can use it to improve their nursing practice. Key features include: All chapters linked to the new 2018 NMC standards of proficiency for registered nurses Updated learning features such as activities and case studies to help students apply the theory to practice.
This book is a helpful companion for those hoping to become nurses or midwives. Applications to nursing and midwifery courses are on the rise, and with limited university places available, competition is high. This accessible guide, packed with up to date and practical information, will guide you through all stages of the admissions process and maximise your likelihood of success.
With a key theme for every week of the year, this resource contains extended multi-sensory reminiscence group session plans for older adults. Written by experienced occupational therapists, it provides detailed session plans for running successful and therapeutically-valuable activities within group sessions, from remembering school days to celebrating the natural wonders of the British Isles. Each plan has been developed to be suitable for people with a variety of abilities, including for those with dementia, and help to support memory, sensory function, confidence, communication, connection, as well as overall physical and emotional wellbeing. Activities range from cognitive activities such as word games, food tasting, music and poetry to group discussions. Session plans are accompanied by downloadable colour photographs and word cards to be used as tools for discussion.
Bates' Nursing Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking provides the foundation for learning assessment, a key nursing function that ensures patients receive optimal care. This text, adapted specifically for nursing students, maintains the trusted and time-perfected assessment techniques and vibrant visuals from the classic Bates'. The book's two-column format delivers assessment information in a comprehensive, straightforward approach. Presenting the normal patient throughout, with common or important problems highlighted, each chapter reflects a strong evidence-based perspective. The second edition maintains the important topics for real-word practice such as complete head-to-toe examination, normal vs. abnormal findings, electronic documentation, and considerations for assessment of older adults and children. The text is completely updated with the most current research in health care and nursing education. Material is thoughtfully organized into three units: Foundations, Body Systems, and Special Lifespan Considerations. Bates' Nursing Guide is the classic approach that helps students develop and practice the lifelong and timeless skills of patient assessment. Key features of the second edition include: NEW! Key culture and life span information highlighted throughout NEW! Concept Mastery Alerts Sample Patient-Mrs. N--throughout Tables of Abnormalities Emphasis on communication skills Assessing older adults chapter Mnemonics Glossary
Numeracy in Children s Nursing and Healthcare is a handy, practical book which highlights the importance of numbers, numeracy and calculations in children s nursing practice, instilling nursing students and qualified nurses with confidence and competence when working with numbers and calculating drug doses. This accessible guide covers all aspects of numeracy from basic skills through to complex drug administration, and provides case studies throughout enabling the reader to apply the theory to practice. Each chapter adopts the same accessible and easy-to-follow format, featuring learning outcomes, a case scenario, key numeracy information, hints and tips, activities and exercises, and a glossary of terms.
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