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Ages & Stages Questionnaires (R): Social-Emotional (ASQ (R):SE-2): Quick Start Guide (English) - A Parent-Completed Child... Ages & Stages Questionnaires (R): Social-Emotional (ASQ (R):SE-2): Quick Start Guide (English) - A Parent-Completed Child Monitoring System for Social-Emotional Behaviors (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Jane Squires, Diane Bricker, Elizabeth Twombly
R881 Discovery Miles 8 810 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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.

Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare - A Guide to Best Practice (Paperback, Fourth, North American Edition):... Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare - A Guide to Best Practice (Paperback, Fourth, North American Edition)
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, Ellen Fineout-Overholt
R2,832 Discovery Miles 28 320 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice, 4th Edition Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN and Ellen Fineout-Overholt, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN Enhance your clinical decision-making capabilities and improve patient outcomes through evidence-based practice. Develop the skills and knowledge you need to make evidence-based practice (EBP) an integral part of your clinical decision-making and everyday nursing practice with this proven, approachable text. Written in a straightforward, conversational style, Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare delivers real-world examples and meaningful strategies in every chapter to help you confidently meet today's clinical challenges and ensure positive patient outcomes. NEW! Making Connections: An EBP Exemplar opens each unit, immersing you in an unfolding case study of EBP in real-life practice. NEW! Chapters reflect the most current implications of EBP on health policy and the context, content, and outcomes of implementing EBP competencies in clinical and academic settings. NEW! Learning objectives and EBP Terms to Learn at both the unit and chapter levels help you study efficiently and stay focused on essential concepts and vocabulary. Making EBP Real features continue to end each unit with real-world examples that demonstrate the principles of EBP applied. EBP Fast Facts reinforce key points at a glance. Clinical Scenarios clarify the EBP process and enhance your rapid appraisal capabilities.

Managing Projects in Health and Social Care (Hardcover): Vivien Martin Managing Projects in Health and Social Care (Hardcover)
Vivien Martin
R3,342 Discovery Miles 33 420 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


Contents:
1. What is a Project? 2. Scoping the Project .: Making Evidence-Based Decisions 4. Defining the Project 5. Managing Risk 6. Outlining Planning 7. Estimating Time and Costs 8. Scheduling 9. Implementing the Project 1. Monitoring and Control 11. Communications 12. Leadership and Teamworking 13. Managing Performance 14. Completing the Project 15. Evaluation 16. Reporting the Project 17. Learning from the Project

Bhatia and Craig's Elements of Psychology and Mental Hygiene for Nurses in India (Paperback): B. D. Bhatia Margaretta Craig Bhatia and Craig's Elements of Psychology and Mental Hygiene for Nurses in India (Paperback)
B. D. Bhatia Margaretta Craig
R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Nursing and the Privilege of Prescription - 1893-2000 (Paperback): Arlene Keeling Nursing and the Privilege of Prescription - 1893-2000 (Paperback)
Arlene Keeling
R616 Discovery Miles 6 160 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
How to be a Nurse or Midwife Leader (Paperback): Jamie Ripman, Philippa Williams, David Ashton How to be a Nurse or Midwife Leader (Paperback)
Jamie Ripman, Philippa Williams, David Ashton
R686 Discovery Miles 6 860 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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.

A Clinician's Guide to Non-Pharmacological Dementia Therapies (Paperback): Daniel Nightingale A Clinician's Guide to Non-Pharmacological Dementia Therapies (Paperback)
Daniel Nightingale
R682 R646 Discovery Miles 6 460 Save R36 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The book outlines a range of non-pharmacological therapies clinicians can adopt in their daily practice and sets out information and advice on each therapy and how to implement them in practice, illustrated with case studies and practical examples and drawing on the author's own clinical work. Many different therapies are discussed including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and farm and ranch therapy. Each has been chosen for its own particular benefits, including early stage dementia and rarer forms, while others can be applied more generally. Tying each therapy together are six key clinical approaches and models of intervention. The core of this is the Nightingale Psycho-Social Model of Support for Someone Living with Dementia. This person-centred approach focuses on the maintenance of meaningful occupation, platonic and intimate relationships, community involvement and maintaining life within normal patterns of behaviour. The new go-to book for clinicians, it is an invaluable tool for anyone looking for a wide variety of dementia therapies.

Practice Based Learning in Nursing, Health and Social Care: Mentorship, Facilitation and Supervision (Paperback): Ian Scott,... Practice Based Learning in Nursing, Health and Social Care: Mentorship, Facilitation and Supervision (Paperback)
Ian Scott, Jenny Spouse
R796 Discovery Miles 7 960 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Work-based learning facilitation, mentoring and coaching are all integral to the healthcare professions. "Practice Based Learning in Nursing, Health and Social Care" promotes effective professional learning in the workplace and helps healthcare professionals to develop, enhance, reflect on and change their practice and perceptions of mentoring, facilitating, and supervision.

Aimed at the health and social care practitioner who is involved in facilitating learning, teaching and assessing learners in practice, this essential, comprehensive text explores several key themes, including:

- The nature of facilitating (coaching, supervision, mentoring) within professional contexts

- Learning in communities of practice

- Becoming an effective facilitator/mentor

- Understand and supporting work-based learning

- Managing the unusual, such as failing learners or those with special needs

- Giving and documenting feedback

- Managing workloads in busy environments

- Professional development issues

Special features: A clear, accessible guide for new and experienced practice educators/facilitators alikeA comprehensive, applied text for practitioners of all levels of experience in facilitation and supervisionWritten by authors with extensive experience in the fieldUniquely focuses on the professional development of the mentor/facilitator themselvesProvides case studies throughout showing illustrating common issues and how to engage in formal theories of professional practiceMultiprofessional focus - aimed at all health and social care practitioners

Learning to Care - The Nursing Associate (Paperback): Ian Peate Learning to Care - The Nursing Associate (Paperback)
Ian Peate
R748 Discovery Miles 7 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Edited by a world-renowned authority, Learning to Care has been prepared by a team of experienced nurse educationalists and practitioners to meet the learning needs of the new Nursing Associate. Richly illustrated throughout, this exciting resource is designed to fully equip trainee nursing associates for their future role as professional healthcare providers with chapters ranging from 'how to learn' and essay writing to communication skills, reflective practice, and the role of evidence-based clinical decision making. Complete with a full exploration of basic anatomy and physiology, together with the care and treatment of common disorders, Learning to Care also comes with a wide range of helpful learning features such as 'Hot Spots' and the 'Medicine Trolley', all designed to aid learning and help foster safe clinical practice. The volume comes complete with a downloadable image bank to assist with assignments. Learning to Care will be ideal for all Trainee Nursing Associates and Health Care Assistants wishing to enhance their knowledge-base as well as those on Enrolled Nurse programs overseas. Clear, no nonsense writing style helps make learning easy Provides helpful advice on study skills and essay writing Incorporates the 15 Standards of the Care Certificate Learning objectives at the start of each chapter enable readers to monitor their progress Key Words feature encourage familiarisation with a new vocabulary 'Self Test' questions at the start of each chapter allow readers to establish their baseline knowledge Reflection and Critical Awareness features encourage critical thinking and recall of essential information Medicine Trolley feature outlines common drugs, their usage, routes of administration and side effects Case Studies give practical context to core information Care in the Home Setting, At the GP Surgery and Communities of Care boxes illustrate healthcare provision outside the hospital environment Includes anatomy and physiology and pathophysiology of important diseases and disorders OSCEs help trainee nursing associates prepare for examinations Helpful glossary provides definitions of new terms

Using Health Policy in Nursing Practice (Paperback, New): Georgina Taylor Using Health Policy in Nursing Practice (Paperback, New)
Georgina Taylor
R658 R539 Discovery Miles 5 390 Save R119 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is part of the Transforming Nursing Practice series, written specifically to support nursing students on the new degree programme.

Health policy can appear complex and remote from nursing practice. This book demystifies health policy and helps you understand how policy decisions relate to your daily practice. Through the exploration of selected hot topics, such as patient involvement and dignity, the book helps you to consider how not only to use policy in practice, but also how to use practice to influence policy. Patient narratives and case studies are followed through each chapter to show how policy issues can impact on real life care. The book also shows how you can use an understanding of policy to develop your career.

Key Features:

- Shows how policy impacts on the real world and how you can use it to improve care or change practice

- Regular activities help you to engage with policy issues

- Enables you to see how to use policy in practice yourself

- Supports you in meeting the NMC requirements for registration

About the series

"Transforming Nursing Practice" is the first series of books designed to help students meet the requirements of the NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for the new degree programmes. Each book addresses a core topic, and together they cover the generic knowledge required for all fields of practice. Accessible and challenging, Transforming Nursing Practice helps nursing students prepare for the demands of future healthcare delivery.

Series editor: Proffesor Shirley Bach, Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Brighton. Co-series editor for learning skills titles: Dr Mooi Standing, Independent Academic Consultant at national and international level, and an accredited Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) reviewer.

Georgina Taylor was a Principal Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Sciences at Middlesex University for many years, and has recently retired. She taught research methods to a range of healthcare professionals and aspects of health policy and interprofessional working to third year nursing students. Research interests include the health of refugees and asylum seekers, health inequalities, intercultural care, and patient safety.

Nutrition for Health and Health Care (Paperback, 7th edition): Kathryn Pinna, Linda DeBruyne Nutrition for Health and Health Care (Paperback, 7th edition)
Kathryn Pinna, Linda DeBruyne
R1,097 R941 Discovery Miles 9 410 Save R156 (14%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

How does nutrition factor into nursing and health care careers? Find out with NUTRITION FOR HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE, 7th Edition! Packed with the latest clinical know-how, this resource enables you to leverage the power of diet therapy to make a real impact on patient lives. You'll uncover the science behind macro-nutrients, vitamins, minerals and metabolism, along with the many ways nutrition affects drugs, diseases and the human life cycle. And to support your success, the interactive MindTap platform features nutrition and diet therapy case studies, N.C.L.E.X.-style practice problems, the Diet & Wellness Plus app for setting and tracking nutritional goals--even an ebook that can read aloud to you!

Critical Care Nursing: the Humanised Approach (Paperback): Sara Jane White, Desiree Tait Critical Care Nursing: the Humanised Approach (Paperback)
Sara Jane White, Desiree Tait
R722 R636 Discovery Miles 6 360 Save R86 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Tait and White provide a much-needed introduction to the complex field of critical care nursing for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Covering the essential aspects of critical care nursing, students are asked to consider the biopsychosocial triggers of critical illness, and are walked through a number of different patient scenarios. Reacting to the Francis Report and other inquiries into standards of care, Tait and White's humanising approach to critical care places equal emphasis on the 'head, hand and heart' knowledge; evidence, technical and ethical. The book's depth of clinical knowledge is built and cemented through extended case studies of critically ill patients with a variety of needs. This breadth, along with the author's unique approach prepares students for courses and assignments in critical care, as well as preparing critical care nurses for clinical decision making and practice. A must-have for anyone studying or working in critical care nursing.

Annual Review of Nursing Research, Volume 27, 2009 - Advancing Nursing Science in Tobacco Addiction Control (Hardcover): Linda... Annual Review of Nursing Research, Volume 27, 2009 - Advancing Nursing Science in Tobacco Addiction Control (Hardcover)
Linda Sarna, Stella Aguinaga Bialous
R2,108 Discovery Miles 21 080 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

As tobacco use continues as the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., the topic is a critical one for nursing science and for nursing scholarship. This book describes and synthesizes the current state of nursing research in tobacco control (prevention, treatment of tobacco dependence, and reducing exposure to environmental tobacco smoke). It identifies gaps in the literature and provides a foundation for future research in the area. The volume will be divided into four sections. This title includes such topics as: historical perspective of the emergence of nursing science and scientists in tobacco control, including a review of smoking among the nursing profession; diverse strategies used by nurse scientists in building the science; nursing involvement in the development of the Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline on Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence and nursing intervention research with a variety of populations; and, translation of evidence-based practice into patient populations, and strategies for development of future scholars.

The Challenges of Nursing Stroke Management in Rehabilitation Centres (Hardcover, 2018 ed.): Bianca Buijck, Gerard Ribbers The Challenges of Nursing Stroke Management in Rehabilitation Centres (Hardcover, 2018 ed.)
Bianca Buijck, Gerard Ribbers
R1,886 R1,008 Discovery Miles 10 080 Save R878 (47%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume provides integral knowledge of all aspects of stroke care and rehabilitation after stroke, and is therefore highly relevant for nurses who work in rehabilitation centers. It outlines the several phases after stroke, for example the type of care patients may receive in the chronically phase at home. Nurses will obtain knowledge about treatment, importance of observation and caring with a special focus on communication problems, swallowing problems, activities of daily living, urinary and defecation problems, shoulder and hand issues. Thanks to photographs, nurses will learn to transfer patients in the adequate positions. Several chapters provide nurses with examples of effective and efficient collaboration with multidisciplinary professionals, informal caregivers and patients themselves. There is also an emphasis on behavior and cognitive functioning. And lastly, in the final chapters authors highlight the organization of rehabilitation and integrated care issues. Nurses play a very important role in rehabilitation, education, counseling, prevention, and caring for patients with cerebrovascular accident (CVA). In caring for stroke patients, nurses need specific competences and abilities that go beyond the general neurologic knowledge and experience. Nurses need to collaborate in an efficient and effective manner with multidisciplinary team members in their organization and across organizations. This book discusses medical aspects and specific symptoms of a stroke, as well as the limitations that patients experience, and which interventions are indicated for recovery.

Called to Care - A Christian Worldview for Nursing (Paperback, 2nd): Judith Allen Shelly, Arlene B. Miller Called to Care - A Christian Worldview for Nursing (Paperback, 2nd)
Judith Allen Shelly, Arlene B. Miller
R720 R541 Discovery Miles 5 410 Save R179 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Nursing keeps changing. The role of the nurse grew out of a Christian understanding of the human person as created in the image of God, and viewed the body as a living unity and the "temple of the Holy Spirit" (1 Cor 6:19). Contemporary nursing, however, is increasingly characterized by a diminished understanding of personhood. The impact on patient care has proven confusing and discouraging to many nurses. In the newly revised and expanded Called to Care: A Christian Worldview for Nursing, Judith Allen Shelly and Arlene B. Miller define nursing for today based on a historically and theologically grounded understanding of the nurse's call: Nursing is a ministry of compassionate care for the whole person, in response to God's grace toward a sinful world, which aims to foster optimum health (shalom) and bring comfort in suffering and death for anyone in need. Called to Care asserts that nursing is a vocation, giving nurses a framework for understanding their mission and living out their calling: service to God through caring for others.

Leading and Managing in Nursing (Paperback, 7th Revised edition): Patricia S. Yoder Wise Leading and Managing in Nursing (Paperback, 7th Revised edition)
Patricia S. Yoder Wise
R1,784 R1,642 Discovery Miles 16 420 Save R142 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Help students prepare for the NCLEX (R) and their transition to practice! Organized around the issues in today's constantly changing healthcare environment Leading and Managing in Nursing, 7th Edition, offers an innovative approach to leading and managing by merging theory, research, and practical application. This cutting-edge text includes coverage of patient safety, consumer relationships, cultural diversity, resource management delegation, and communication. In addition, it provides just the right amount of information to equip students with the tools they need to master leadership and management, which will better prepare them for clinical practice. UPDATED! Fresh content and references related to conflict (mediation and arbitration), personal/personnel issues, violence and incivility, and delegation included in their respective chapters. Separate chapters on key topic areas such as cultural diversity, consumer relationships, delegation, managing information and technology, legal and ethical issues, and many more. Eye-catching full-color design helps engage and guide students through each chapter. UNIQUE! Each chapter opens with The Challenge, where practicing nurse leaders/managers offer their real-world views of a concern related in the chapter, encouraging students to think about how they would handle the situation. UNIQUE! The Solution closes each chapter with an effective method to handle the real-life situation presented in The Challenge, and demonstrates the ins and outs of problem solving in practice. The Evidence boxes in each chapter summarize relevant concepts and research from nursing/business/medicine literature. Theory boxes highlight and summarize pertinent theoretical concepts related to chapter content. UPDATED! Chapter 2, Clinical Safety: The Core of Leading, Managing, and Following, features the latest guidelines for ensuring patient safety, QSEN updates and it will also include some new tools to help with assessing/managing patient safety in the hospital setting UPDATED! Chapter 16, The Impact of Technology, includes information on future trends such as Health Information Exchange (HIE), data warehouses with predictive analytics, and information on decision support systems and their impact on patient care. UPDATED! Chapter 12, Care Delivery Strategies, covers different nursing care delivery models used to organize care in a variety of healthcare organizations. UPDATED! Chapter 14, Workforce Engagement through Collective Action and Governance, provides information on how to assess work environments through assessing organizational and governance characteristics, nurse empowerment/engagement strategies, and a variety of collective action and bargaining strategies that can shape nurses' practice. NEW! Chapter 6 - Being an Effective Follower includes information on the evolution and importance of "followership" within nursing. NEW! Chapter organization with new standard headings throughout clearly and effectively presents the material, and provides a more effective end of chapter pedagogy.

Identifying and Addressing Childhood Food Insecurity in Healthcare and Community Settings (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018): Hans B.... Identifying and Addressing Childhood Food Insecurity in Healthcare and Community Settings (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018)
Hans B. Kersten, Andrew F. Beck, Melissa Klein
R1,204 R1,104 Discovery Miles 11 040 Save R100 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This salient resource offers clinicians a comprehensive multi-tiered framework for identifying, addressing, and reducing food insecurity among children and their families. Reinforcing the importance of food insecurity as a key social determinant of health, this monograph reviews the epidemiology and presents in-depth guidelines for screening for food insecurity and hunger. Recommendations for screening in a busy clinical setting as well as the strengths and limitations of widely-used instruments are discussed. The monograph also outlines a variety of clinic-level interventions, potential community-based resources, and opportunities for clinical-community partnerships to improve families' food access and security. Further, contributors provide workable plans for large-scale advocacy through greater engagement with professional and community resources as well as policymakers. The monograph concludes with an outline of the critical steps to implement a food insecurity screening process and the key components to train the next generation of provider-advocates. Included in the coverage: Epidemiology and pathophysiology of food insecurity Screening tools and training Scope of interventions to address food insecurity Creation and evaluation of the impact of food insecurity-focused clinical-community partnerships on patients and populations Development of an action plan to fight food insecurity Identifying and Addressing Childhood Food Insecurity in Healthcare and Community Settings will find an engaged audience among physicians and other clinicians who want to address food insecurity in their healthcare and/or community setting. Institutions that are starting to address social determinants of health, including food insecurity, will find guidance on screening tools, processes and evaluation of impact.

Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Chronic Illness (Paperback): Fay Valentine, Lesley Lowes Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Chronic Illness (Paperback)
Fay Valentine, Lesley Lowes
R1,396 R1,311 Discovery Miles 13 110 Save R85 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Children and young people suffering from long-term conditions require continuing support and nursing care throughout their lives. "Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Chronic Illness" explores chronic disease management in the context of recent developments, including the National Service Framework for Children. It addresses the aetiology of chronic illness and the impact on the child's family. It also explores holistic approaches to caring for their social, physical and psychological needs, and highlights the importance of the nurse's role in promoting children and their parents as 'expert patients'.

"Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Chronic Illness" is a comprehensive, up-to-date resource for nursing students and practitioners on the context, theory and practice of assessing health needs, and the delivery of holistic care and services within a variety of care settings, to enable them to meet the changing needs of children and young people with chronic illnesses and diseases, and their families.
The first nursing-specific text related to the care of children & young people with chronic illness
Incorporates case studies & scenarios throughout to enable readers to gain an understanding of the application of concepts & theories in practice
Covers care aspects of the child and young person in different settings including tertiary, secondary, primary health care and the home
Written in the context of the NSF for Children

ABG - Arterial Blood Gas Analysis Made Easy (DVD Audio): A.B Anup ABG - Arterial Blood Gas Analysis Made Easy (DVD Audio)
A.B Anup
R932 R739 Discovery Miles 7 390 Save R193 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

2 DVDs. DVD 1 -- Essentials of ABG: Understand in simple language various parameters of the blood gas report including the SaO2, PaO2, PB, PiO2, FiO2, PaCO2, A-a DO2, pH and much more. Understand how and why normal and abnormal values are achieved and what their clinical significance is. This DVD is at least equivalent to 10 hours of reading. DVD 2 -- Details of ABG: Explains step-by-step as to how to interpret the blood gas report without using a paper, pen or calculator. Discusses simple and then mixed acid base disorders. Common conditions like metabolic acidosis, metabolic alkalosis, Respiratory Acidosis are explained in more details. This DVD is equivalent to at least 20 hours of reading and trains the reader for a life time in less than an hour. Approximate running time: 110 minutes.

Study Guide for Understanding Nursing Research - Building an Evidence-Based Practice (Paperback, 6th Revised edition): Susan K.... Study Guide for Understanding Nursing Research - Building an Evidence-Based Practice (Paperback, 6th Revised edition)
Susan K. Grove, Jennifer R. Gray, Nancy Burns
R1,018 Discovery Miles 10 180 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Review nursing research concepts and learn to apply them for evidence-based practice! With learning activities in each chapter, this study guide reinforces the content covered in Understanding Nursing Research, 5th Edition by Nancy Burns and Susan K. Grove. This edition includes an expanded focus on evidence-based practice and new case studies to help you understand the research process and apply your findings to the clinical setting. Three published research studies provide an opportunity to practice with the appraisal and application of nursing research. Hands-on practice with three published studies includes three full-text published studies that are referenced throughout the Study Guide. Time-tested and innovative exercises include brief Introductions, Key Terms exercises, Key Ideas exercises, Making Connections exercises, Exercises in Critical Appraisal, and Going Beyond exercises to promote in-depth learning for a variety of learning styles. Learning activities for each textbook chapter reinforce key concepts and guide you in application to evidence-based clinical practice. Answer key allows you to check your understanding and learn from mistakes (formative assessment). NEW! Increased emphasis on evidence-based practice corresponding to the EBP emphasis in the text to help students who are new to nursing research understand the research process and apply it to evidence-based nursing practice. NEW! Increased high-value learning activities have been incorporated throughout the study guide. NEW! Web-Based Activities are now included in each chapter to reinforce using the Internet appropriately for scholarly research and evidence-based practice. NEW! Updated full-text articles ensure that the examples provided reflect the most current, high-quality studies that are meaningful today. NEW! Quick-reference printed tabs have been added to differentiate the answer key and each of the book's three published studies appendices (four tabs total) for improved navigation and usability.

The Textbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Tina Moules, Joan Ramsay The Textbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Tina Moules, Joan Ramsay
R1,298 R1,230 Discovery Miles 12 300 Save R68 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Children's and young people's nursing has changed and developed in recent years in response to a number of government reports .e.g. Children's National Service Framework, the Kennedy report, Every Child matters: Change for children, The Children Act 2004. The second edition of this successful textbook embraces these changes and combines experience, clinical practice, education and research to provide an invaluable, innovative and authoritative guide for all child nursing students and newly qualified children's nurses.


Covering all ages and range of specialities, this evidence-based and accessible text fully explores all aspects of nursing care. Divided into 3 parts, "The Textbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing, 2nd edition" covers:


Health in Childhood- looking at the dynamics of the family, development in children and the promotion of child health
Health and Deviations in Childhood -focusing on the care of sick children and its implications on the family. Includes new chapters on children's voices and children and adolescents with problems related to sexuality
Professional Issues in Child Care - exploring the scope of children's nursing, legal and ethical issues, management issues for professional practice as well as considering the future of children's nursing.


Study activities, key points and summary boxes are featured throughout to ensure that the reader learns about and critically reflects on all aspects of children's nursing in wide variety of settings.

Study Guide for Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing (Paperback, 7th Revised edition): Gloria Leifer Study Guide for Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing (Paperback, 7th Revised edition)
Gloria Leifer
R1,214 Discovery Miles 12 140 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Master key concepts and apply them to your nursing practice! Corresponding to the chapters in Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing, 6th Edition, by Gloria Leifer, RN, MA, CNE, this study guide reinforces your understanding of essential concepts and skills. It offers the preparation you need to pass the NCLEX Examination and succeed in your nursing career. NCLEX exam-style multiple-choice review questions at the end of each chapter test basic chapter knowledge as well as ask for appropriate nursing actions, what the nurse should expect in terms of medical care of the patient, and what complications the patient is at risk of developing. Case Studies and Applying Knowledge activities provide additional opportunities to apply learned information to clinical care. Thinking Critically activities require you to apply what you've learned in the textbook to new situations and draw conclusions based on that knowledge. Learning activities include matching, labeling, and completion exercises to help you learn basic concepts of maternity and pediatric nursing. Crossword puzzles in selected chapters are a nice way to change up the format when testing comprehension of terms and concepts. Answer key is located on the student's Evolve website. Several Thinking Critically sections and case studies with critical thinking questions have been added. Alternate-item format questions are included in the review questions for the NCLEX Examination.

Davis's Comprehensive Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests With Nursing Implications (Hardcover, 8th Revised... Davis's Comprehensive Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests With Nursing Implications (Hardcover, 8th Revised edition)
Anne M. Van Leeuwen, Mickey L Bladh
R1,432 Discovery Miles 14 320 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Nursing-focused and easy-to-read, this manual delivers all of the information you need to understand how tests work, interpret their results, and provide quality patient care - pre-test, intra-test, and post-test. Tests and procedures are listed in alphabetical order by their complete names for quick reference. The integrated index allows fast searches by abbreviation, synonym, disease/disorder, specimen type, or test classification. Plus, a Body Systems Appendix includes a list of common laboratory and diagnostic tests for each body system as well as nutrition-related lab tests. "Potential Nursing Problems" tables within many studies that present problems, signs and symptoms, and interventions related to the study. 'Common Use' for each monograph to provide an at-a-glance description of what the test is for, presented in everyday language that patients will understand. Monographs that focus on what you need to do before, during, and after each laboratory and diagnostic test, including patient teaching, detailed coverage of patient safety, "Sensitivity to Social and Cultural Issues" and "Nutritional Considerations," where appropriate. Diagnostic imaging monographs with explanations of the reasons for the test result. Pathophysiology information that explains why a lab test result is increased or decreased. Reference Ranges that are expressed in both conventional and SI units (with the SI unit conversion factor) and include age- and gender-specific variations when indicated and normal variations due to cultural considerations. Interfering Factors, including food, natural products, timing of test, handling of specimen, underlying patient conditions, and drugs that may interfere with the results of the test. Unique coverage of laboratory and diagnostic tests for subspecialties, such as maternity, therapeutic drug monitoring, nutrition and sensory. Cross referencing of related lab and diagnostic tests in every monograph. "Body System" appendix that includes therapeutic drug monitoring and toxicology as well as nutrition-related lab tests. Instructor resources: Ebook, testing resources, classroom & lecture planning resources, previous edition resources. Includes testbanks, PowerPoint slides, instructor guide Student resources: Appendices, Lab Find look-up info

Study Guide for Foundations and Adult Health Nursing (Paperback, 7 Revised Edition): Kelly Gosnell, Kim Cooper Study Guide for Foundations and Adult Health Nursing (Paperback, 7 Revised Edition)
Kelly Gosnell, Kim Cooper
R1,522 Discovery Miles 15 220 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Together with the textbook, the Study Guide for Foundations and Adult Health Nursing, 6th Edition will help you gain a solid understanding of the key principles, concepts, and skills you need to succeed in your nursing education and career. New NCLEXO examination-style alternate-item format questions and critical thinking activities join labeling, completion, and short-answer activities all with textbook page references. Learning activities help you meet content objectives, and include crossword puzzles, labeling, matching, completion, identification, NCLEX (R) exam-style multiple-choice review questions, and critical thinking questions. Page references are included for all activities except for the critical thinking questions, to facilitate your review. A complete answer key for the study guide is provided in the student resources on Evolve. NEW! An increased emphasis on NCLEX (R) review prepares you more effectively for the NCLEX-PN (R) examination, with more NCLEX-style alternate-format type questions and more critical thinking activities.

Nutritional Foundations and Clinical Applications - A Nursing Approach (Paperback, 7th Revised edition): Michele Grodner,... Nutritional Foundations and Clinical Applications - A Nursing Approach (Paperback, 7th Revised edition)
Michele Grodner, Sylvia Escott-Stump, Suzanne Dorner
R1,981 R1,819 Discovery Miles 18 190 Save R162 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Focusing on nutrition and nutritional therapy from the nurses' perspective, Nutritional Foundations and Clinical Applications: A Nursing Approach, 7th Edition takes a wellness approach based on health promotion and primary prevention It offers guidelines with a human, personal touch, using first-hand accounts to show how nutrition principles apply to patients in real-world practice. This new edition incorporates the most current guidelines and information on key nutrition topics throughout as well as expanded coverage on the role of inflammation in common disease. A favorite of nursing students and instructors, this leading nutrition text promotes healthy diets and shows how nutrition may be used in treating and controlling diseases and disorders. Personal Perspective boxes offer first-hand accounts of interactions with patients and their families, demonstrating the personal touch for which this book is known. Applying Content Knowledge and Critical Thinking/Clinical Applications case studies help you learn to apply nutrition principles to real-world practice situations. Social Issue?boxes?emphasize ethical, social, and community concerns on local, national international levels to reveal the various influences on health and wellness. Teaching Tool boxes include strategies for providing nutrition counseling to patients. Health Debate?boxes prepare you for encountering differing opinions or controversies about food, nutrition, and health concerns. Key terms and a glossary make it easy to learn key vocabulary and concepts. NEW! Completely updated content throughout incorporates the latest dietary guidelines and most current information on topics such as good vs. bad fats, nutrition during pregnancy, microbiota/probiotics/prebiotics, and more. NEW! Cultural Diversity and Nutrition sections in each chapter highlight health issues and eating patterns related to specific ethnic groups to help you approach, interview, and assess patients from diverse populations. NEW! Enhanced coverage of health literacy equips you with strategies for enhancing patient education for those with low literacy skills. NEW! Additional Nursing Approach?boxes?analyze realistic nutrition case studies from the perspective of the nursing process. NEW! Expanded coverage of inflammation highlights its pivotal role in conditions such as obesity, cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.

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