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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.
LEARN-APPLY-ASSESS Davis Advantage for Basic Nursing takes an all-new approach to RN Fundamentals education by offering a unique focus on the Learn-Apply-Assess continuum. This complete solution integrates an innovative textbook with online adaptive technology to make learning personal. Together, they create a seamless experience that tracks each student's progress and assesses their knowledge until they have mastered the concepts and are ready to apply them in class, clinical, and practice. A special code in the front of the book unlocks online Personalized Learning Plans and Quizzing for students and an interactive ebook version of the text. LEARN The Textbook Basic Nursing: Thinking, Doing, and Caring, Second Edition This student-focused text teaches students to "Think Like a Nurse" from the very first day, connecting the concepts students are learning in class to the real world in which they will practice. A consistent and concise organization along with a wealth of pedagogical features promote critical thinking and clinical decision making by emphasizing the Thinking, Doing, and Caring at the heart of professional practice they will do as nurses. In every chapter, they'll first explore the theoretical knowledge behind the concepts, principles, and rationales. Then, they'll study the practical knowledge involved in the processes; and finally, learn the skills and procedures. APPLY Online Personalized Learning Plans Personalized learning plans offer multiple paths to learning success. Students are assessed on their comprehension of key topics and then are given a plan to work through based on their strengths and weaknesses. Interactive case studies, video animations and dynamic activities engage students and bring the concepts to life to help drive mastery. ASSESS Online Personalized Quizzing Davis Edge's online quizzing platform uses NCLEX (R)-style questions for assessment and remediation. Its interactive, question-based format provides the practice students need to master course content and improve their scores on classroom exams through a series of personalized quizzes based on each student's performance.
A Davis's Notes title! Your one-stop source for class, clinical, and practice! Access the clinically oriented content you need to deliver safe and effective health care in hospital and home settings for all of your patients. Its handy pocket size and waterproof pages are great for students and educators on the go, while NCLEX tips, highlighted throughout, make it perfect for those preparing for the licensure exam. Features: - 'Nursing Alerts' that highlight critical safety information. - HIPAA- and OSHA-compliant write-on/wipe-off pages - Quick-access tabs - Interventions and patient education information for the most common conditions - Coverage of life span considerations as well as complications and emergencies associated with pregnancy and delivery - Tools for a thorough general assessment of the adult patient - ACLS resuscitation procedures as well as pediatric and neonatal advanced life support information - Coverage of tracheostomies, bladder scanners, arterial punctures for blood gas analysis, and documentation - The basics of 12-lead interpretation tailored to nurses with little or no 12-lead experience - An emphasis on symptom and patient presentation rather than medical diagnosis
Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Practices focuses on the critical information necessary for prescribing drugs for common diseases and disorders. As the role of the advance practice nurse expands, this text is an outstanding resource for nurse practitioners and physician assistants which will prepare them for an increased role in everyday healthcare while introducing the latest updates on drug information. Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics is organized by AHFS categories with a format that enables students the opportunity to apply aspects of prescribing, such as drug selection, special population considerations, therapeutic drug monitoring, adverse reactions, drug to drug interaction, as well as guidance on processes for adding or changing therapy. Color symbols show pharmacokinetic considerations of each drug within its class and these symbols guide the practitioner to an appendix for additional detail if needed. Key Features: Learning objectives Key terms Drug class summaries (consolidating within class considerations) Detailed appendices AHFS categories Drug agent described in a framework grid Symbols to guide reader in an "at a glance" format Case studies with questions to reinforce learning
Since childbirth became a medicalized - and usually hospitalized - event a century ago, women's and families' psychosocial needs have been relegated to a somewhat peripheral role within the clinically focussed hierarchy of medical care. This text reinstates psychosocial issues as a primary focus of care, together with clinical excellence. Family-centred care is a familiar phrase in today's maternity services, with professional guidelines and hospital policies including the term in their care protocols; however, few definitions, and no specific standards, for family-centred care exist. While all caregivers and care services are likely to define their care as sensitive to women's needs, and family-centred, the actual implementation of a family-centred approach - despite it being a current fashion in care - is still inadequate. This book clearly defines family-centred perinatal care, and outlines how truly family-centred care can, and should, be implemented, and how, and where, this has been done.
Both a comprehensive lab manual and a practical workbook, the Student Laboratory Manual for Seidel's Guide to Physical Examination, 9h Edition, gives you the tools you need to master physical examination and health assessment skills. Corresponding to the Ball/Seidel textbook, this practical guide includes learning objectives, multiple-choice questions, terminology reviews, application activities, case studies, and critical thinking questions. The 9th edition has been thoroughly updated with an engaging interactive review at the beginning of each chapter and an enhanced emphasis on patient safety and healthcare quality, and clinical and diagnostic reasoning Multiple-choice questions mirror the questions formats of licensure exams for a variety of health disciplines. Terminology reviews and application activities increase your ability to comprehend the material through further reading and hands-on exercises. Case studies and critical thinking questions emphasize development of good communication skills, use of effective hands-on examination techniques, and reliance on clinical reasoning and clinical decision-making. NEW! Updated content reflects the latest research and evidence-based practice. NEW! Engaging, student-friendly Terminology Review Activities ensure mastery of the language of health assessment and physical examination. NEW! Enhanced emphasis on patient safety and healthcare quality with new Patient Safety Considerations equips you for safe clinical practice NEW! Enhanced emphasis on clinical reasoning fosters the development clinical judgment skills.
An accessible textbook to help students develop their study skills. Study Skills is an accessible textbook for nursing, health and social care students seeking to improve their study skills, develop their resilience, enhance their employability and cultivate a love of lifelong learning. Through clear explanations, helpful hints, activities and quizzes, the book will help you to develop your study skills for both your studies and future career. You will learn: How to manage your time How to develop your reading and note-taking skills How to search the literature and apply critical thinking to your reading How to write essays and reference your sources How to use feedback and reflective practice to improve your academic performance How to deliver effective presentations This book will help you to develop your study skills and become a resilient lifelong learner. Essentials is a series of accessible, introductory textbooks for students in nursing, health and social care. New and forthcoming titles in the series: The Care Process Leadership Communication Skills Promoting Health and Wellbeing Research and Evidence-based Practice
This thoughtful new book presents strategies for helping end-stage renal disease patients and their families deal with the psychosocial aspects of the chronic long-term illness. Technological advances in the treatment of this disease have offered much hope for improved quality in living which has led caregivers to have a greater concern for preserving the quality of life of their patients. In Psychosocial Aspects of End-Stage Renal Disease leaders in the field of many disciplines share knowledge and reveal problems that are still evident to them in the confrontation with this potentially fatal illness.Five comprehensive sections devote special attention to the different areas of concern for the psychosocial well-being of end-stage renal disease patients. The impact of renal disease on family relationships is covered by examining issues of family responses and coping measures such as marital and family reactions to home and hospital dialysis treatment. Ethical issues in treatment are explored, including the ethics of treatment refusal and a Jewish perspective on kidney transplants. Relations between staff and patients and a timely section on renal disease and special populations, particularly the elderly and AIDS patients, make up the final two sections of this informative volume. Professionals in all allied health disciplines will benefit from this important volume as it demonstrates a model approach, if not the definitive one, for the treatment of the psychosocial aspects of end-stage renal disease as well as other chronic illnesses.
Algorithms provide a logical, concise and cost-effective approach to medical reasoning: utilizing a concise, step-by-step approach based upon clues from the history, physical examination and laboratory studies, algorithms help avoid excessive unnecessary procedures and testing. The 3rd, revised edition of Practical Algorithms in Pediatric Endocrinology deals with practical issues of child growth, puberty, diseases of the endocrine glands, sexual differentiation, as well as aberrations of water, electrolyte, mineral and carbohydrate metabolism. Fifty-six clinical issues are covered by an algorithmic approach, breaking down long lists and tables of differential diagnosis into smaller, more manageable ones. Common clinical symptoms, signs and laboratory abnormalities are classified as they present themselves at the patient's bedside. This book is aimed at general practitioners and pediatricians, in particular those who are not exposed to pediatric endocrine problems on a daily basis, and at trainees in endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology as they acquire familiarity with clinical problem solving to make rational choices when facing clinical dilemmas.
Reflecting the latest research and evidence-based practices, NUTRITION THERAPY AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY, 4th Edition, provides comprehensive coverage of disease pathophysiology and treatment that emphasizes the best application of the nutrition care process. It clearly connects nutrition therapy practices and expected outcomes to underlying disease processes at every level--from cells to organ systems. Detailed illustrations enhance your understanding of disease progression, surgical procedures and treatment protocols, while Practitioner Interviews equip you with real-world insight on how to work with patients. The 4th Edition includes expanded coverage of nutrition therapy for pediatric and geriatric populations, medical treatment and the role of nutrition, malnutrition assessment, nutrition interventions, the monitoring and evaluation step of the nutrition care process and more.
Learning about research can be a daunting task. This best-selling core text book offers a comprehensive introduction to important research concepts, processes and issues. The author guides readers who are new to research but also introduces new debates and perspectives to those with some experience wanting to develop their skills further. This popular book equips students with the information and skills they need to read, comprehend and critique research. Whether an undergraduate taking an introductory research module, a postgraduate nursing student embarking on a project, or an experienced practitioner wanting to sharpen your skills, Parahoo's accessible writing style will ensure readers are able to utilise research throughout their study and in everyday practice.
This book was written to prepare the nursing assistant or patient care technician to provide advanced patient care procedures. The book includes content on sterile procedures, including preparing and working with a sterile field, using sterile technique, and performing sterile dressing changes, wet to dry dressings. Venipuncture technique is covered in several chapters as well as intravenous procedures and many other advanced skills. The importance of reporting information and observations to the licensed supervisor is emphasized throughout the book. To this end, most chapters contain special text boxes listing observations to be reported and recorded. Added highlights within the text narrative include safety and infection control alerts, and age related information; information that is important to the student and in keeping with the latest health care trends.
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 book will help the reader to understand the suicidal mind from a phenomenological point of view, shedding light on the feelings of suicidal individuals and also those of clinicians. In accordance with the importance that the phenomenological approach attaches to subjectivity and sense of self as the starting points for knowledge, emphasis is placed on the need for the clinician to focus on the subjective experiences of the at-risk individual, to set aside prior assumptions, judgments, or interpretations, and to identify ways of bridging gaps in communication associated with negative emotions. The vital importance of empathy is stressed, drawing attention to the insights offered by neuroimaging studies and the role of mirror neurons in social cognition. It is widely acknowledged that when a clinician meets a person who wants to die by suicide, the clinician does not fully understand what is going on inside the mind of that individual. This book recognizes that any approach to suicide prevention must promote understanding of suicidal thoughts and feelings. The awareness that it fosters and the innovative perspectives that it presents will appeal to a wide readership.
This book is the only research methods book you need to succeed whilst studying nursing and midwifery. Ideal for all pre and beyond registration nurses, this book has everything you need to know about consuming, critiquing and using research; it then builds on this foundation to develop these ideas into workable practice for real-world research. Inspired by over 25 years combined experience, the authors have structured the book around the complimentary spheres of theory and practice and take you through each step of the research process, demonstrating how to choose a question, design your research proposal, collect data, analyse your findings and write up your research. It explores: * Evidence-based research * Literature and systematic reviews * Ethics * Secondary Data * Research design * Methodologies and individual methods * Data analysis - quantitative and qualitative Interwoven with case studies and embracing quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods alike, this balanced textbook provides an introduction to a wide range of theories and methods and is packed full of material specially created to meet student and instructor needs. Whether you are new to research methods or returning to formal education and hoping to conduct your own research, this book is your ideal companion.
Medical-Surgical Nursing at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision for nursing and healthcare students from the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series. This easy-to-read, accessible guide brings together all the key principles of caring for patients with medical and surgical needs. Highly visual, each topic is covered in one two-page spread, making it easy to quickly read up on key information and grasp the essentials of the key aspects of caring for the adult patient. * A clear and accessible foundation of the need to know aspects of medicine and surgery for nurses * Takes a systems approach exploring nursing care of key medical and surgical conditions and disorders * Covers assessment, nutrition, pain, infection control * Supported by a companion website with over 300 interactive multiple choice questions * Provides need-to-know information in a quick-reference format * Written from a UK perspective, with application to clinical practice * A companion website is available at www.ataglanceseries.com/nursing/medsurg featuring interactive multiple choice questions Medical-Surgical Nursing at a Glance is ideal for nursing students looking for a clear and visual summary of care of the adult patient.
This book explores key developments in Non-medical Prescribing in the UK. Addressing the needs of countries in the European Market and beyond, which have been closely watching UK developments and would be interested in embedding or developing counterparts of their own. Featuring chapters by clinicians, leaders and practitioners in the UK Non-medical Prescribing arena, it identifies both current and potential future developments. Attention is paid to the different prescribing practices and governance within the four countries constituting the United Kingdom. Many lessons have been learned along the way and the purpose of this book is to share these lessons, together with best practice examples in connection with the implementation of nurse/health professional led patient care, implementation of patient centered practice, and governance. Designated Registered Practitioners who have completed an enhanced training now receive a professional body qualification which enables them to prescribe within their scope of practice as Non-medical Independent Prescribers and, providing that they are competent, from anywhere within the British National Formulary independently of doctors; for Nurses, this also includes most controlled drugs. The book will be of interest to policy makers and to forward-looking professionals and practitioners in the diverse European Health and Social Care market.
Key Topics in Social Sciences is a collection of short articles summarising the most important concepts in sociology and psychology that nursing and healthcare students will need to understand. Each entry is intended to give a brief introduction to the topic as a prompt for writing essays and assignments. Arranged in alphabetical order so you can find entries quickly and easily Short entries take you straight to the heart of each topic A great starting point for essays and assignments Ideal for revision before assessments and exams Cross-references and further reading suggestions provided so you can study in more depth as needed. From reviews: "It's a really easy to use book, the layout is very user friendly and I like the references for further reading at the end of each section. I would really recommend this book to all student nurses as it can help support most assignments." Third-year nursing student, University of Surrey
This innovative new textbook covers a range of clinical situations a nurse may encounter in their professional career, providing useful insights into challenging patient - and colleague - encounters. Written by a team of educators and clinicians with considerable expertise in their respective fields, the book focuses on the application of psychology in key areas of nursing (child, adult, older people, learning disabilities, mental health) providing practical approaches and techniques that nurses can use in their daily practice with patients. It includes several features to support teaching and learning: * Clearly defined learning outcomes for each chapter * Examples throughout to illustrate the application of psychology * Case studies following a student nurse through different placements and experiences during her nurse training * Structured activities and questions for discussion to encourage reflection on practice * Annotated suggestions for further reading With nurses increasingly being held to public and professional account, the importance of understanding a clinical encounter, in particular the psychological aspects of it together with developing a skillset to respond to patients, has never been greater. This accessible and entertaining book will be indispensable reading for nurses at undergraduate and graduate level, particularly those on the pre-registration nursing diploma and Bsc (Hons) in Nursing.
The demographic and social structure of most industrialized and developing countries are changing rapidly as infant mortality is reduced and population life span has increased in dramatic ways. In particular, the oldest-old (85+) population has grown and will continue to grow. This segment of the population tends to suffer physical and cognitive decline, and little information is available to describe how their positive and negative distal experiences, habits, and intervening proximal environmental influences impact their well-being, and how social and health policies can help meet the unique challenges they face. Understanding Well-Being in the Oldest Old is the outcome of a four-day workshop attended by U.S. and Israeli scientists and funded by the U.S.-Israel Bi-National Science Foundation to examine both novel and traditional paradigms that could extend our knowledge and understanding of the well-being of the oldest old. This volume engages social scientists in sharing methods of understanding, and thereby possibly improving, the quality of life of older populations, especially among the oldest old.
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