Saturday, January 29, 2011

Foundations of Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
1 edition - October 16, 2009
Hardcover: 488 pages
ISBN-10: 0826110673
ISBN-13: 978-0826110671 

Foundations of Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice serves as a comprehensive textbook and practice reference for graduate-level CNS students and practitioners. Compiled and edited by experts in the field, this book discusses every aspect of Clinical Nurse Specialist practice, from its historical foundations to chapters on implementing the business of CNS practice. 
With this book, readers will gain essential knowledge on delivering client care-to the individual patient, the family, and the community. The text includes major sections on designing and evaluating client care interventions, promoting innovation, change, and diffusion in practice, client care delivery, and a wealth of information on the business aspects of CNS practice.

Neonatal certification review for the ccrn and RNC High-Risk Examination


By Keri R. Rogelet, Ann J. Brorsen 

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers 
Number Of Pages: 449 
Publication Date: 2010-05-07 
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0763780057 
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780763780050 

Neonatal certification review for the ccrn and RNC High-Risk examination is the essential guide for critical care nurses preparing for the neonatal ccrn and the RNC High Risk exams. With an increasing number of hospitals seeking Magnet status, more critical care nurses will be required to obtain this certification. This unique review guide provides insight into the difference between the ccrn and RNC exams as well as information about the Low Risk neonatal Intensive Care RNC. By learning through an effective question and answer format with rationale for all answers, critical care nurses will now be able to take the exams with confidence! 

Nursing and Clinical Informatics

Publisher: Medical Information Science Reference
First edition - January 27, 2009
Hardcover: 340 pages
ISBN-10: 1605662348
ISBN-13: 978-1605662343
 

The field of nursing informatics is one of the fastest growing areas of medical informatics. As the industry grows, so does the need for obtaining the most recent, up-to-date research in this significant field of study. 

Nursing and Clinical Informatics: Socio-Technical Approaches gives a general overview of the current state of nursing informatics paying particular attention to its social, socio-technical, and political aspects to further research and development projects. A unique international comparative work, this book covers the core areas of nursing informatics with a technical and functional respect and portrays them in their proper context. 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Test Success Test-Taking Techniques for Beginning Nursing Students

Publisher : F A Davis Co
5th edition - March 1, 2008
pages 329
ISBN: 0803618948
 

The New Edition of this popular, easy-to-use guide continues to provide invaluable test-taking tips for beginning nursing students. It teaches critical thinking, time management, and effective study habits through proven techniques that enhance classroom performance and guide students through the examination process. 800 practice questions introduce your students to all of the different testing formats. By mastering these formats, your students will improve their grades; increase their confidence; and reduce the anxiety and stress that comes with exams...throughout their nursing school studies. What's New: BONUS! Includes a CD-ROM with two 75 question final exams. Offers a 100-question final exam in the text (including alternate format questions) in each of the fundamentals areas, with answers as well as rationales for both correct and incorrect. Features completely revised chapters, Test-Taking Formats Other Than Multiple-Choice Questions and Analyze Your Test Performance. 
Updates all of the content to reflect current medical technology and standards of nursing practice, as well as CDC, American Heart Association, and other relevant guidelines. 

Essential Calculation Skills for Nurses, Midwives and Healthcare Practitioners

Publisher: Open University Press
First edition - December 1, 2008
Paperback: 136 pages
ISBN-10: 0335233597
ISBN-13: 978-0335233595
 

As a healthcare practitioner, you need to be confident that you can deal competently with any numerical situation you may come across. This handy book provides a guide to common numerical calculations found in healthcare practice and uses everyday examples to enable you to apply numerical principles correctly in your own practice. 

This user-friendly book is: 
1.Suitable for a wide variety of healthcare practitioners, including all nurses and midwives 
2.Full of authentic worked examples 
3.Features core clinical charts, prescription models, labels and diagrams 


Types of calculation covered include: 

1.Decimals 
2.Fractions 
3.Percentages and ratios 
4.Ratios and proportion 



The book shows you how to calculate doses correctly for tablets, capsules, fluids and injections.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Guided Care A New Nurse-Physician Partnership in Chronic Care

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
First edition - February 26, 2009
Hardcover: 240 pages
ISBN-10: 082614411X
ISBN-13: 978-0826144119 

Guided Care is an exciting new model used to provide medical and nursing care to clients with chronic conditions. This model works by (1) providing the services of a Guided Care Nurse, as the point of service, within a primary care physician's office, or within a pool of primary care physician's offices, and (2) providing for the certification of the Guided Care nurse. 


This book provides physicians, nurses, administrators, and leaders of health care organizations with practical, step-by-step guidance for adopting Guided Care Nursing to transform typical primary care practices into "medical homes" that provide excellent comprehensive health care for patients with chronic conditions. It presents essential information about all the processes needed to make this transformation successful: evaluating readiness to adopt, preparing to adopt, acquiring the components of the Guided Care model, and integrating Guided Care into existing practices. 

Clinical Coach for Effective Nursing Care for Older Adults

Publisher: F.A. Davis Company
First edition - January 23, 2009
336 pages
ISBN-10: 0803619073
ISBN-13: 978-0803619074 

A CLINICAL COACH SERIES BOOK! This handy reference transitions from class to clinical to practice to provide the information nurses need to care for older adults in any practice setting. They'll have access to all of the signs, symptoms, and collaborative management of common conditions experienced by older adults as well as community resources. A spiral binding and ten thumb tabs make it easy to quickly find the information they need. 


McGraw-Hill’s Nursing School Entrance Exams


Publisher: McGraw-Hill 

Number Of Pages: 448 

Publication Date: 2008-10-17 

ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0071599371 

ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780071599375 

We want to help you succeed on your Nursing School Entrance Exam We've put all of our proven expertise into McGraw-Hill's Nursing School Entrance Exams to make sure you're ready for this crucial test. Whether you're taking the NLN PAX-RN, NET, TEAS, PSB-RN, or C-NET-RN, this book gives you essential skill-building techniques and strategies developed by a team of renowned test-prep tutors. You'll get eight practice tests, skill-building drills, test-taking strategies, and all the facts about the current exams. With McGraw-Hill's Nursing School Entrance Exams, we'll guide you step by step through your preparation program-and give you the tools you need to succeed. Inside you'll find: 8 practice tests Skill-building drills with hundreds of practice questions Strategies to help you master every question type Scientific illustrations to clarify important concepts Review of all subjects featured on the exams Career and educational guidance from a nursing professional.

New Nurse's Survival Guide


Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional 
First edition (November 20, 2009) 
Paperback: 186 pages 
ISBN-10: 0071592865 
ISBN-13: 978-0071592864 

Your transition from nursing student to practicing nurse begins here! 
Packed with real-life examples and indispensable advice from novice nurses and staff development experts, New Nurse’s Survival Guide is the single best book available on how to get the job you want and become the nurse you aspire to be after you graduate from nursing school. 


You’ll learn exactly what you must know and do in order to stand out from all the other new graduates and make yourself irresistible to employers -- in even the most challenging job market. And you’ll find out what it really takes to thrive, not just survive, during your first year on the job. 


Expertise in Nursing Practice Caring, Clinical Judgment, and Ethics

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
2nd edition (March 16, 2009)
Paperback: 528 pages
ISBN-10: 0826125441
ISBN-13: 978-0826125446
 

This book examines the nature of clinical knowledge and judgment. The authors present a report of a six-year study of over 1,300 hospital nurses, primarily in critical care. The contributors document and analyze their clinical narratives for stages of clinical skill acquisition and the components of expert practice. 
Ultimately, this work examines the meaning of expertise in nursing practice through the nurse's use of scientific knowledge, professional experience, and careful attention to each patient's changing condition. 



Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Clinical Coach for Nursing Excellence

Publisher: F A Davis Co
First edition (October 15, 2009)
384 pages
ISBN-10: 0803621868
ISBN-13: 978-0803621862
 

Accelerate your mastery of the important knowledge, skills, and attitudes you need to succeed as an RN. You will find coverage that encompasses simple solutions to the most common challenges faced in the workplace. 

Becoming a Midwife in the 21st Century

Paperback: 470 pages
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
First edition (30 May 2008)
ISBN-10: 0470065591
ISBN-13: 978-0470065594
 

The NMC have produced standards of proficiency for pre registration midwifery education and those standards have been written in an “academic” language, for higher education institutions. Each student prior to being admitted to the profession must have achieved the proficiencies stated in the NMC publication. 

The purpose of this book is to provide students with material related to the standards of midwifery education. The students will be able to use the contents of this text and relate it to their own approved programme of midwifery study, as their programme of study would have had to comply with NMC’s requirements. It will help student midwives appreciate how their own programmes have been designed, and why they are required to study and understand some of the subjects they are, or will be studying.

Psychology for Nurses and the Caring Professions

Paperback: 296 pages
Publisher: Open University Press
Thired edition (1 July 2007)
ISBN-10: 0335223869
ISBN-13: 978-0335223862

This bestselling book introduces students and practitioners to psychological knowledge and understanding, and helps them to apply sound psychological principles in clinical contexts. 


The text has been comprehensively updated to include new theoretical concepts and contemporary research. It provides clear and concise descriptions of psychological theories, research-based evidence, and practical examples of applications across the lifespan in different health and social care settings. 


Clinical Supervision for Nurses


Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell 
Number Of Pages: 256 
Publication Date: 2008-10-03 
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 1405160594 
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9781405160599 

Clinical supervision provides a framework within which nurses can reflect on their practice, enabling them to face professional challenges with renewed energy and a clearer perspective. Clinical Supervision for Nurses is an accessible, practical guide to clinical supervision itself and implementing the supervision process in nursing practice. 

Clinical Supervision for Nurses explores the role of clinical supervision, its contribution to practice development and implementation in practice. It discusses the range of approaches to clinical supervision and models of supervision, organisational readiness and other factors influencing success, legal and ethical issues, and perspectives of supervisors and the supervises.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Public Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals


Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers 

First Edition (March 26, 2010) 

Paperback: 400 pages 
ISBN-10: 0763756598 
ISBN-13: 978-0763756598 

Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals: Advocacy and Action provides a nursing focus within an interdisciplinary approach, which intertwines to create an understanding of economics, politics, and policy in relation to health care. Contributors to this text offer future nurses and healthcare providers keen insight about clinical practice and its derivation from regulation, laws, and policies that have roots in public policy and politics. This innovative text also offers practical knowledge on how healthcare professionals can get involved and be proactive in the policy that directly affects their profession and patients. 

Sunday, January 9, 2011

NCLEX High-Risk The Disaster Prevention Manual for Nurses Determined to Pass the RN Licensing Examination


Paperback: 378 pages 

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers 
First Edition (May 7, 2010) 
ISBN-10: 0763773395 
ISBN-13: 978-0763773397 

NCLEX High-Risk: The Disaster Prevention Manual for Nurses Determined to Pass the RN Licensing Examination provides senior nursing students and graduate nurses, who are at risk of failing the NCLEX-RN, with proven methods to maximize their chances of success. Focusing on two key weakness areas, test-question analysis and basic nursing knowledge, readers will be guided through comprehensive self-diagnostic processes related to both of these areas, and then through whatever remedial work is needed. Readers will be equipped to take the NCLEX-RN with confidence! 


The Nurse's Guide To Teaching Diabetes Self-Management

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Fisrt Edition (September 18, 2006)
Paperback: 184 pages
ISBN-10: 0826102255
ISBN-13: 978-0826102256 

As the population of diabetes patients continues to grow, nurses and care-givers must keep up with the daunting task of teaching patients to care for themselves. In this groundbreaking new guide, Rita Girouard Mertig provides the clinical guidance and expertise nurses need to successfully teach diabetes self-management and compliance to adults, children, and parents. Starting with the basics of diabetes to providing the most up-to-date information on drug therapies, everything you need to effectively instruct patients and help them gain control of their diabetes therapy is here. Topics covered include: Nutrition Management; Exercise; Medications; Glycemic Control; Continuous Glucose Monitor; Children with Diabetes and Their Parents; Adolescents with Diabetes; Diabetes in Adults with Special Needs; Diabetes and Mental Illness; Client Noncompliance. Addressing the most important and current topics necessary for successful self-regulation and maintenance of diabetes, this new innovative desk reference provides a quick guide and instructional tool for nurses and caregivers everywhere.


Nursing from the Inside-Out Living and Nursing from the Highest Point of Your Consciousness


1 edition (5 Mar 2010) 

Publisher: Jones and Bartlett Publishers 
Paperback: 298 pages 
ISBN-10: 0763769967 
ISBN-13: 978-0763769963

Nursing from the Inside-Out: Living and Nursing from the Highest Point of Your Consciousness provides holistic self-care modalities that allow the nursing professional to achieve self-awareness through individual practice and application. Self-care consciousness helps nurses create the balance in their lives that support mental, spiritual, and physical growth. Through use of these tools, the nurse is able to maintain inner balance in the busy and changing world of healthcare, while simultaneously establishing meaningful connections with patients. 


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Invasive Cardiology A Manual For Cath Lab Personnel


Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
3 edition (May 6, 2010) 

Paperback: 500 pages 
ISBN-10: 076376468X
ISBN-13: 978-0763764685
 


The first and only book written specifically by and for nurses and technicians! Topics include ECG interpretation, intracardiac pressure measurement, radiography, intracoronary Doppler, intravascular ultrasound, duties of technical staff, angiography and cardiac catheterization, PTCA, stents, atherectomy, laser, nursing care, valvuloplasty and balloon pericardiotomy, electrophysiology, cardiac pacing, endomyocardial biopsy, foreign body retrieval, pediatric interventional cardiology, cardiac pharmacology, cath lab emergencies. 


Nursing Knowledge Science, Practice, and Philosophy


Mark W. Risjord 

Wiley-Blackwell 
2009-12-21 
ISBN: 1405184345 

264 pages

Nurses who conduct research have a longstanding interest in questions of nursing knowledge. Nursing Knowledge is a clear and well-informed exposition of the philosophical background to nursing theory and research. Nursing Knowledge answers such fundamental questions as: How is nursing theory related to nursing practice? What are the core elements of nursing knowledge? What makes nursing research distinctive as nursing research? It examines the history of the philosophical debates within nursing, critiques the arguments, explains the implications and sets out to rethink the philosophical foundation of nursing science. 

Nursing Knowledge begins with philosophical problems that arise within nursing science. It then considers various solutions with the help of philosophical ideas arguing argues that nurses ought to adopt certain philosophical positions because they are the best solutions to the problems that nurses encounter. The book argues claims that the nursing standpoint has the potential to disclose a more complete understanding of human health than the common disease-and-dysfunction views. Because of the relationship to practice, nursing science may freely draw theory from other disciplines and nursing practice unifies nursing research. By redefining theory and philosophy,With a new philosophical perspective on nursing science, the so-called relevance gap between nursing theory and practice can be closed. 

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Using Insulin Pumps in Diabetes: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Professionals


Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition 
(April 25, 2008) 
Paperback: 222 pages 
ISBN-10: 0470059257 
ISBN-13: 978-0470059258 

Insulin pump therapy is now a well-established option for treating diabetes. This method of insulin delivery offers the opportunity for people with diabetes to manage their diabetes confidently and competently to achieve good glycaemic control and a better quality of life. Using Insulin Pumps in Diabetes covers all aspects of insulin pump therapy in a clear and informative style, and is an essential guide for all health professionals involved in caring for people with diabetes using insulin pumps. 
Using Insulin Pumps in Diabetes explores issues such as the advantages and disadvantages of insulin pump therapy; the experiences of insulin pump users, how to set up an insulin pump service, how to set and adjust insulin doses and optimizing glycaemic control. It also includes chapters on insulin pumps in pregnancy, and in babies, toddlers and young children. 

Pharmacology Case Study Workbook


Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers 

1 edition (April 2, 2010) 

Paperback: 452 pages 
ISBN-10: 0763776130 
ISBN-13: 978-0763776138

Written by a distinguished nursing professional with over 25 years of experience, Pharmacology Case Studies provides nursing students with an opportunity to apply pharmacology concepts to real-world situations. The text features 50 case studies based on real-life clinical situations that challenge students to think critically and develop effective problem-solving skills. Case studies present patients medication history, enabling students to learn about the disease process from the point of medication use an approach used in actual clinical practice. Other features include a review of key terms, home and intensive care scenarios, and a list of variables that must be considered in order to conduct an appropriate case analysis. Also present are a series of questions that will help guide students in developing effective ways to handle the scenario. Perfect for individual or group use, Pharmacology Case Studies is a valuable tool to help prepare nursing students for clinical practice! 

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Clinical Coach for Effective Perioperative Nursing Care


Publisher: F A Davis Co 
1st Edition (January 31, 2009) 
350 pages 
ISBN-10: 0803621213 
ISBN-13: 978-0803621213 

This handy reference transitions from class to clinical to practice to provide the perioperative information needed in hospital operating rooms, ambulatory surgical units, critical care units, procedure labs, and free-standing surgical centers. It delivers everything nurses need to know to safely prepare patients for surgical procedures and monitor and care for them afterward. Prioritized bulleted lists, full-color illustrations, and concise tables provide access to essential, evidence-based knowledge. 

Key Features 
*Prioritizes items essential for patient safety during pre- and postoperative care. 
* Lists preoperative priorities, including assessment and preparing the patient for surgery. 
* Covers essential content on anesthetic agents and techniques, and immediate post-anesthetic and postoperative assessment and care. 
* Features individual sections on the management of special populations and the identification and management of complications. 
* Offers Why is this Important? boxes with rationales for important topics. 
* Provides Clinical Coach Tips with expert advice. 
* Includes spot assessment forms and tools. 

Study Skills for Nursing and Midwifery Students


Publisher:Open University Press 

Pages:192 

2007-08-01 
ISBN:033522220X 

This book is an essential course companion for nursing and midwifery students at degree and diploma level, as well as those returning to study. It covers key skills and knowledge needed, such as: study strategies; reflective practice; critical thinking; evidence-based research; exam techniques; literature searching; and, how to succeed in assessments. Lively and accessible, the book includes bullet points and exercises that will enhance reader efficiency in learning.The book also has an accompanying website that is written specifically for this market, and includes tips on: writing CVs and covering letters; finding a good job; interview skills; continuing professional development (CPD) for nurses and midwives; and, career progression. "Study Skills for Nursing and Midwifery Students" has been carefully structured to be used throughout a nursing career. It is a key reading for new students in midwifery and all fields of nursing, as well as qualified staff who aim to enhance their professional development.