Monday, December 19, 2011

Positioning Patients for Surgery

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
2nd edition - October 1, 2009
Paperback: 116 pages
ISBN-10: 0521741459
ISBN-13: 978-0521741453

This volume is a practical, procedure-by-procedure guide to patient positioning for about 50 of the most common surgical procedures, written by a multidisciplinary team of surgeons, nurses, ODAs and anaesthetists. Positioning for each procedure is described in detail and points of interest or potential hazards discussed where appropriate. Each procedure is clearly illustrated using photographs and explanatory line diagrams. Positioning Patients for Surgery is an invaluable guide for all theatre-based healthcare professionals. 

The Ethical Component of Nursing Education Integrating Ethics into Clinical Experiences

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
1st edition - February 23, 2006
Paperback: 480 pages
ISBN-10: 0781748771
ISBN-13: 978-0781748773

This new primary ethics textbook is uniquely designed to integrate ethics content into the clinical nursing curriculum and to be used throughout the nursing curriculum. This textbook is designed to ensure that the nursing student benefits from a systematic coverage of clinical ethics, moving from simple ethical issues to more complex. The book covers clinical ethics in theory and practice by building upon the foundations of ethics using the traditional clinical practice content areas such as children and adolescents, adult, critical care, and women's health. 

The ECG Workbook

Publisher: M&K Update Ltd
2nd Revised edition - August 1, 2011
Paperback: 108 pages
ISBN-10: 1905539770
ISBN-13: 978-1905539772

Many books on ECG interpretation use simulated ECG tracings. Most of the traces that you find in this book are from real people and of the quality that you will be expected to interpret from in practice. The second edition of worldwide popular ‘The ECG Workbook’ continues with a straightforward, systematic approach to ECG interpretation and includes:-TWO NEW chapters Common Arrhythmias explains five of the most common types of arrhythmia: Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Flutter, Ventricular Tachycardia, Supraventricular Tachycardia and Ventricular Fibrillation, and a whole chapter is devoted to Ectopics and Extrasystoles.

Contents include: 
•Recording a readable electrocardiogram (ECG) 
• The electrical conducting system of the heart 
• A systematic approach to rhythm strip analysis • Heart blocks • Common Arrhythmias 
• Ectopics and Extrasystoles 
• The 12 lead ECG 
• Axis deviation 
• Ischaemia, injury and necrosis 
• Sites of infarction 
• Bundle branch blocks 
• Chamber enlargement 
• A systematic approach to ECG interpretation 

LPN to RN Transitions Achieving Success in Your New Role

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 
Third edition - January 24, 2008 
Paperback: 400 pages 
ISBN-10: 0781767571 
ISBN-13: 978-0781767576 

Now in its Third Edition, this book meets the needs of practical/vocational nurses and nursing faculty, as they work together to smooth the transition from the LPN to the RN role. The text provides interactive student exercises and strategies to "socialize" the LPN nurse/student into an RN program, taking into consideration its philosophy and curricular framework. This Third Edition includes an expanded chapter on communication and a new chapter on the NCLEX®. 

Medical Dosage Calculations: A Dimensional Analysis Approach

Publisher: Prentice Hall
10 edition - January 21, 2011
Paperback: 400 pages
ISBN-10: 013215661X
ISBN-13: 978-0132156615 

Fully revised for current practices and medication, this MEDICAL DOSAGE CALCULATIONS: A DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS APPROACH, 10/e remains the field’s most complete, user-friendly and accessible drug calculation text and workbook. Using the dimensional analysis format it pioneered, students begin with simple arithmetic, progressing to the most complex drug calculations. As they develop mathematical skills for accurate dosage calculations, they also gain a thorough professional understanding of safe drug administration. Compared with competitors, our text contains deeper, more realistic problems, incorporating actual dosages and requiring real critical thinking. Coverage includes titrations, IV push, VCC, and other complex calculations. Updates include: revised safety recommendations and insulin coverage; new equipment and labeling photos; and 0.5 mL and needleless syringes. Pedagogical aids include case studies, self-tests, and a website for student resources. 

2012 Lippincott's Nursing Drug Guide

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
June 14, 2011
1536 pages
ISBN-10: 1609136217
ISBN-13: 978-1609136215

The 2012 Lippincott's Nursing Drug Guide, the comprehensive nursing drug resource for nurses and nursing students, is now updated with more than 1,200 additions and changes to provide the most accurate drug information available.

This comprehensive drug guide incorporates the nursing process to provide extensive medication information, with complete monographs on 700 common drugs—including 15 new drugs—and appendices that summarize key information on 200 less commonly used drugs. Organized alphabetically by generic drug name, this drug resource provides fast access to the information needed to prevent drug errors and administer medications safely and accurately.

Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination and Practice Preparation

Publisher: F.A. Davis Company
2nd edition - May 17, 2005
Paperback: 410 pages
ISBN-10: 0803611595
ISBN-13: 978-0803611597

A must-have resource for soon-to-be graduates and Nurse Practitioners preparing for clinical rotation. Hone your diagnostic and treatment-reasoning skills and thoroughly prepare for your certification exam and clinical practice. 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Nurse's Quick Reference to Common Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Fifth edition - January 20, 2010
Paperback: 704 pages
ISBN-10: 0781796164
ISBN-13: 978-0781796163

This full-color, portable handbook contains an alphabetical listing of common laboratory and diagnostic tests, with nursing interventions, in a consistent format. The focus is on the nurse's role in performing, evaluating, or assisting with tests. Clinical Alerts throughout highlight vital information. This edition includes many recently approved tests, as well as the latest information on legal, ethical, and safety issues important to nurses and their expanded role in diagnostic testing. 

Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: Concepts of Care in Evidence-Based Practice

Publisher: F.A. Davis Company 
5th edition - September 30, 2010 
Paperback: 800 pages 
ISBN-10: 0803623380 
ISBN-13: 978-0803623385 

Whether it s an entire course on psychiatric nursing or integrating these principles into an existing course, this is the text that s concise, engaging, and informative. It offers an evidence-based, holistic approach to mental health nursing in a streamlined format that explores nursing diagnoses for both physiological and psychological disorders. It s the psychiatric nursing text that students actually read, understand, and use. Completely revised and updated throughout, the 5th Edition reflects all of the new knowledge in the field and the practice of mental health nursing today, including the new, core competences outlined in the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) initiative. 

Pediatric Facts Made Incredibly Quick

Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
2nd Revised edition - 1 Mar 2010
144 pages
ISBN-10: 1608311007
ISBN-13: 978-1608311002

"Pediatric Facts Made Incredibly Quick, 2/e" is the quick reference every nurse wants and needs. The soft, protective spiral-top binding permits quick access to information and a flat surface for reading. The wipeable surface allows the nurse to make notes on any page and remove them with an alcohol wipe. "Pediatric Facts MIQ, 2/e", covers topics every pediatric nurse uses every day and needs quickly for safe care, including age-related developmental milestones; adaptations in assessment techniques for pediatric patients; normal assessment findings for each age-group; abuse assessment; pediatric vital signs; pain assessment; immunization schedules; laboratory test results; conversions, calculations, injection sites, I.V. therapy, and infusion rates for pediatric patients; poison and falls prevention; emergency measures, including CPR and pediatric advanced life support (PALS); and, basics such as temperature and weight conversion charts, nutritional guidelines, common terms, an English-Spanish quick reference guide, and an easy, quick-to-use index. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Wound Management (Essential Clinical Skills for Nurses)

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell 
1st edition - 1 Aug 2008 
Paperback: 208 pages 
ISBN-10: 1405155418 
ISBN-13: 978-1405155410 

To the newly qualified or student nurse, wound management often appears a daunting prospect. Wound care is an introductory guide that addresses this vital area of practice and educates students and practitioners in the general principles of wound care, as well as the techniques associated with the assessment, planning and management of different wound aetiologies. The authors begin by looking at key general principles including the physiology of wound healing and general principles of wound management, before going on to explore the management of both acute and chronic wounds, including leg ulcers, pressure ulcers and surgical wounds as well as care of peri-wound skin, pain management and quality of life issues. These vital aspects and principles of care are discussed within an up to date and evidence based context and provide the knowledge and skills necessary to enable the delivery of optimum patient wound care. 

Monday, December 12, 2011

Amazing Doctors and Nurses Inspirational Stories

Publisher: Amazing People Club
April 7, 2011
Paperback: 212 pages
ISBN-10: 1921752440
ISBN-13: 978-1921752445

Ever wondered who developed insulin? Or, who completed the first heart transplant? Explore the lives of some of most amazing doctors and nurses. Gain an insight into the lives they led and the challenges they faced. We have all relied on doctors and nurses at various points during our lives. However, the amazing stories behind so many important and influential achievements remain unknown. This book explores how doctors and nurses have developed their remarkable skills and methods to help patients, supported by researchers in many fields. 

Clinical Calculations Made Easy: Solving Problems Using Dimensional Analysis

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 
Fifth edition - February 16, 2011 
Paperback: 288 pages 
ISBN-10: 1608317900 
ISBN-13: 978-1608317905 

Clinical Calculations Made Easy is a compact, easy-to-use, pocket-sized guide/reference to dosage calculation and drug administration. It includes a review of basic math skills, measurement systems, and drug calculations/preparations. 

Ophthalmic Study Guide: for Nurses and Health Professionals

Publisher: M&K Update Ltd
November 1, 2009
Paperback: 220 pages
ISBN-10: 1905539401
ISBN-13: 978-1905539406

Over recent years, an increasing variety of professionals have been involved with the care of ophthalmic patients. The aim underlying the changes of the last 20 years has been to provide an efficient, high quality and cost effective service to patients, which utilises the skills of the multidisciplinary ophthalmic team. This study guide cannot be considered to be a substitute for more formal, assessed education and training for role expansion, but can be considered in terms of being a ‘skills escalator’ in that those who make good use of it’s contents and use the little ‘To do’ sections to reflect on and research their practices should be able to develop their basic knowledge and skills in practice more quickly, and develop the habit of self assessment and self directed learning. The simple questions at the end of each chapter can be used for self-testing, or as a basis for questions that mentors could ask their students. 

Pharmacotherapeutics for Nurse Practitioner Prescribers

Publisher: F.A. Davis Company
2nd edition - March 19, 2007
Hardcover: 384 pages
ISBN-10: 080361361X
ISBN-13: 978-0803613614

Here's the essential resource for the in-depth informationthat Advanced Practice Nurses need to safely and effectively prescribe medication.Focusing on applying pharmacologic scientific knowledge to clinical practice,it explains diagnostic and treatment reasoning and rational drug selection,while providing useful clinical pearls from experienced practitioners. The useof a Rational Drug Selection process enables practitioners to understand how toprescribe the right drug...for the right the right time!The 2nd Edition has been comprehensively revised and updatedthroughout to reflect the latest scientific and clinical knowledge. It's theonly text that meets all AACN/NONPF criteria. The 3rd Edition is coming out in June! Click here to find out more information. 

Delmar's Case Study Series Medical-Surgical Nursing

Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
2nd edition - February 16, 2011
Paperback: 296 pages
ISBN-10: 1111138591
ISBN-13: 978-1111138592

Bridge the gap between knowledge and clinical application with DELMAR'S CASE STUDIES SERIES: MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING 2ND EDITION. This collection of twenty-two unique and provocative real-life scenarios emphasizes holistic nursing care as it helps sharpen critical thinking skills and strengthens clinical competence. Every case contains an introductory "blueprint" of variables that must be considered while evaluating a particular scenario--pertinent information concerning the client, nursing protocol, and setting of care. Each blueprint and case is different, just as each clinical situation is unique. As you simulate the actual decision-making process, you'll gain valuable experience making informed clinical judgments. The accompanying answers and rationales for each case provide insight into excellent nursing practice and can be used for remediation and discussion. 

Roach's Introductory Clinical Pharmacology

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Ninth edition - October 14, 2009
Paperback: 784 pages
ISBN-10: 1605476331
ISBN-13: 978-1605476339

This core text offers LPN/LVN students a clear, concise introduction to pharmacology, focusing on basic principles and the nurse's responsibility in drug administration. Organized by body system, the book examines pharmacologic properties and therapeutic applications of drug classes. Summary Drug Tables present generic and trade drug names, uses, adverse reactions, and usual dosage ranges. This edition has thoroughly updated drug information, a new "Pharmacology in Practice" case study feature, Nursing Alerts, Lifespan Alerts, Chronic Care Alerts, Diversity Alerts, and additional material on the nursing process. 

Nursing Leadership & Management

Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
2nd edition - July 18, 2007
Paperback: 718 pages
ISBN-10: 1418050261
ISBN-13: 978-1418050269

This newly revised edition of Nursing Leadership & Management is a dynamic and insightful presentation of the leadership and management issues most important to today's nursing leaders. Rooted in evidence and research, this work offers solid foundations and real-world perspectives from nurses, managers, and health care personnel. Key topics at the forefront of every successful manager's agenda, such as quality improvement, health care economics, delegation, informatics, politics, and collective bargaining, are covered in-depth. 

Nursing 2012 Drug Handbook

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Thirty-Second edition - May 24, 2011
1568 pages
ISBN-10: 1609136195
ISBN-13: 978-1609136192

The 32nd edition of the best-selling, original drug handbook for nurses has been revised, updated, and completely redesigned—with generic drugs alphabetically arranged for even faster access to drug and patient care information! This reliable guide offers comprehensive information on more than 1,000 generic and 3,000 brand-name drugs, with special attention given to maintaining patient safety: readers will find tall-man lettering, prominent black box warnings and clinical alerts, overdose signs and symptoms, look alike-sound alike drugs, easy-to-spot drug action and I.V. administration information, a new chapter on safe drug administration, and three brand-new appendices covering best practices for avoiding common drug errors, pediatric drugs commonly involved in drug errors, and elder care medication tips. All drug entry names are highlighted for easy retrieval of information, with therapeutic and pharmacologic classes clearly identified. 

Lippincott's Q&A Review for NCLEX-RN

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 
Tenth, North American Edition
November 1, 2010 
Paperback: 1070 pages 
ISBN-10: 1608311252 
ISBN-13: 978-1608311255 

Trusted by successful nursing students, Lippincott’s Q&A Review provides more practice questions than any other book, plus the essential preparation strategies you need to succeed on the NCLEX-RN examination! Written by Diane Billings, Ed.D, RN, FAAN, a nationally recognized test-item writer whose NCLEX preparation books have helped thousands of students pass the exam, Lippincott’s Q&A Review for NCLEX-RN is the book you need to take on the NCLEX with confidence. 

Any student who has passed the NCLEX will tell you that while studying quality practice questions is key, understanding how to approach each question type and having clear and complete rationales for correct and incorrect answers make a real difference in your success on the exam! Lippincott’s Q&A Review for NCLEX-RN combines powerful test-taking strategies for all question types with clear rationales that give the “why” behind all answer choices to provide the most effective way to study! 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Nursing Research Generating and Assessing Evidence for Nursing Practice

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Ninth, North American Edition
August 16, 2011
Hardcover: 768 pages
ISBN-10: 1605477087
ISBN-13: 978-1605477084

Thoroughly updated and revised to emphasize the link between research and evidence-based practice, this Ninth Edition of a classic textbook presents state-of-the-art methods for conducting high-quality studies. The ancillary Resource Manual includes application exercises, models of comprehensive research critiques. 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Lippincott's Textbook for Personal Support Workers: A Humanistic Approach to Caregiving

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
1st edition - November 1, 2010
Paperback: 944 pages
ISBN-10: 1608311708
ISBN-13: 978-1608311705

This book is a Canadian adaptation of Lippincott's Textbook for Nursing Assistants, retaining the book's direct, conversational writing style and emphasis on professionalism and humanism. This adaptation prepares students to work as Personal Support Workers (who may be designated by other titles, depending upon the province) in long-term, acute, and home health settings. The original text has been adapted to cover the Canadian healthcare system, discuss considerations for caring for native Canadian populations, and present SI units of measurement. Although each province has a slightly different scope of practice, care has been taken to address the most general, overriding issues of concern to all provinces. 

Hurst Reviews Pathophysiology Review

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
1st edition - May 14, 2008
Paperback: 736 pages
ISBN-10: 007148986X
ISBN-13: 978-0071489867

Based on Marlene Hurst's popular nursing seminars that train over 30,000 students annually, this innovative review is loaded with the author's time-tested strategies - all designed to help you excel in your Pathophysiology course exams. 

Pathophysiology Review is unlike any other resource as it explains how to apply critical thinking and test-taking skills rather than how to re-learn course content. Marlene shows you how to “think on your feet” in order to succeed on your Pathophysiology exams. 

Community as Partner: Theory and Practice in Nursing

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 
Sixth edition - September 25, 2010 
Paperback: 416 pages 
ISBN-10: 1605478555 
ISBN-13: 978-1605478555 

This updated and revised text examines the contemporary public health nursing role as a 'hands on' care giver combined with the public health role of community detective and epidemiologist who promotes a healthy, effective partnership with the community. It presents a global focus that is appropriate for our shrinking world and includes disaster and community health threats as well as concepts and goals addressed by the World Health Organization (WHO). The book is used as a graduate level text that focuses on community assessment and development of community health programs that address community health needs. It is also used as an adjunct text in BSN and BSN-completion programs to cover the concepts of community demographics, community assessment, analysis and advocacy. 

Friday, November 11, 2011

Focus on Nursing Pharmacology

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Fifth edition - December 16, 2009
Paperback: 1040 pages
ISBN-10: 0781789826
ISBN-13: 978-0781789820

Amy Karch has found that students learn best when concepts are built upon each other, growing from simple to complex, building on a foundation of understanding.
Organized by body systems, this heavily illustrated book organizes essential nursing pharmacology information into focused, easy-to-learn steps. Building key concepts upon each other, the text gives students a solid foundation of understanding. Easy to understand drug prototype boxes are integrated as well as integrated content summaries. The fifth edition includes a completely revamped art program with more images depicting drug actions than any of the book's competitors. The fifth edition also underwent major reorganization to streamline the very functional "Focus on" theme for drug use across the lifespan, cultural and gender considerations, evidence-based practice, patient teaching, herbal and alternative therapies and dosage calculations; a new box, "Focus on Safe Medication Administration;" and totally revamped "Drugs in Focus" table for each classification of drugs. Focused content and focused features equal a focused student.
In addition, we've expanded and updated content on psychiatric agents (includes new indications, cautions and precautions), and significantly expanded information on AIDS and therapeutic management. Drug discussions include therapeutic actions and indications, pharmacokinetics, contraindications and cautions and adverse effects. Detailed rationales are presented throughout. Each chapter opens with Learning Objectives and a Glossary of Key Terms, and ends with NCLEX-style questions, and contains a case study-based critical thinking exercise that sets up a situation, shows critical thinking, and then presents a discussion and case-based nursing care guide. Features like this make the book an essential teaching tool.