Friday, January 13, 2012

Med-Surg Success A Course Review Applying Critical Thinking to Test Taking

Publisher: F.A. Davis Company 
2nd edition - November 19, 2010 
Paperback: 816 pages 
ISBN-10: 0803625049 
ISBN-13: 978-0803625044 

The road to nursing success begins here! A complete review of core concepts. More than 2,265 classroom-tested, NCLEX -style questions. (Alternate-item format, too!) Test-taking hints and rationales for correct and incorrect answers. TWO BOOKS IN ONE! Course review now. NCLEX -prep later. Assure your mastery of medical surgical nursing knowledge while honing your critical thinking and test-taking skills. The 2nd Edition of this popular resource features 2,000 questions that reflect the latest advances in medical-surgical nursing and the new, 2010 NCLEX-RN test plan. The seemingly huge volume of information you must master has been organized into manageable sections divided by body systems and specific diseases. Each chapter is a self-contained unit. For each practice question, you ll find the answer, rationales for correct and incorrect responses, and a test-taking tip. The comprehensive exam at the end of each chapter assesses your strengths and weaknesses, identifying areas for further study. 

Statistics for Nursing and Allied Health

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
1st edition - October 1, 2008
Paperback: 352 pages
ISBN-10: 0781754593
ISBN-13: 978-0781754590

This introductory textbook explores the role of research in health care and focuses in particular on the importance of organizing and describing research data using basic statistics. The goal of the text is to teach students how to analyze data and present the results of evidence-based data analysis. Based on the commonly-used SPSS software, a comprehensive range of statistical techniques—both parametric and non-parametric—are presented and explained. Examples are given from nursing, health administration, and health professions, followed by an opportunity for students to immediately practice the technique. 

Principles of Pediatric Nursing Caring for Children

Publisher: Prentice Hall
5th edition - January 15, 2011
Hardcover: 1200 pages
ISBN-10: 0132111756
ISBN-13: 978-0132111751

Written for today’s nurse, PRINCIPLES OF PEDIATRIC NURSING: CARING FOR CHILDREN, 5/e explores the conditions and nursing interventions for health conditions affecting children, adolescents and their families. Emphasizing research and evidence-based practice, it organizes material by body system instead of developmental stage, allowing faculty to teach pediatrics in integrated courses/short courses without redundancy. This edition includes a new chapter on genetic and genomic influences, more emphasis on culturally competent care, and new features that emphasize clinical reasoning and health promotion. Designed to help students bridge the gap between classroom and clinical situations, the book emphasizes health promotion and maintenance, growth and development, and family-centered care. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Child Abuse and Neglect: A Diagnostic Guide For physicians, surgeons, pathologists, dentists, nurses and social workers

Publisher: Manson Publishing Ltd
1st edition - December 10, 2010
Hardcover: 272 pages
ISBN-10: 1840761237
ISBN-13: 978-1840761238

Written by and for professionals in disciplines ranging from general and child abuse pediatrics to surgery, emergency medicine, pathology, dentistry, nursing and social work, this book reflects the latest knowledge in this field. It contains high-quality representative photographs of diagnostic possibilities. The authors stress throughout the importance of including a broad range of possibilities in their differential diagnoses so that a non-inflicted condition is not labelled child abuse, and an inflicted injury cannot be mistaken for a more innocent condition. 

Spiritual Assessment in Healthcare Practice

Publisher: M and K Update
August 2010
Paperback: 190 pages
ISBN-10: 1905539274
ISBN-13: 978-1905539277

There has been a groundswell of interest in and recognition of the importance the spiritual part of a person's life has to play in coping with/recovery from illness as well as in the attainment and maintenance of health, wellbeing and quality of life. Addressing the spiritual part of life is now a key part of the health care professional's job but this raises the question of how this part of life can be assessed and catered for and how health care professionals might be equipped for this task. Wilf McSherry and Linda Ross's new edited text tackles this very issue with contributors from different disciplines (including nursing, medicine, theology and chaplaincy) and countries (UK, USA, Malta) offering their own perspectives on this important part of care. Each chapter, therefore, has its own unique style but is concerned with one outcome, to see spiritual assessment and care as an integral part of holistic care whatever the setting. 

Advanced Practice Nursing An Integrative Approach

Publisher: Saunders 
4th edition - July 2, 2008 
Hardcover: 848 pages 
ISBN-10: 1416043926 
ISBN-13: 978-1416043928 

Covering all advanced practice competencies and roles, this book offers strategies for enhancing patient care and legitimizing your role within today's health care system. It covers the history of advanced practice nursing, the theory behind the practice, and emerging issues. Offering a comprehensive exploration of advanced practice nursing, this edition also adds a focus on topics including the APN scope of practice, certification, and the ethical and legal issues that occur in clinical practice.