Monday, February 28, 2011

Gastrointestinal Nursing

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
1st edition - July 18, 2005
Paperback: 216 pages
ISBN-10: 0632052945
ISBN-13: 978-0632052943

Gastrointestinal nursing is an expanding specialty with a steady increase in both nurse-led services and in specialist nurse practitioners e.g. in inflammatory bowel disease, stoma care, nutrition, endoscopy and counselling. 

This comprehensive text lays the foundations for care by reviewing the anatomy and physiology underlying common conditions before covering their clinical features, causes, investigation and management. Underlying this approach are the specific nursing aspects of caring for patients with gastrointestinal conditions including psychosocial factors and issues such as the measurement of health related quality of life. 

Gerontological Nursing Competencies for Care

Publisher: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc
7 Mar 2006
Paperback: 846 pages
ISBN-10: 0763728438
ISBN-13: 978-0763728434 
Gerontological Nursing uses the competencies set forth by the AACN/Hartford Institute at NYU’s 2000 document, Older Adults: Recommended Baccalaureate Competencies and Curricular Guidelines for Geriatric Nursing Care, to help students provide excellent care for older adults. With a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to gerontological nursing, the text builds upon the medical surgical knowledge that students have gained in previous courses. Including numerous case studies, the book also contains critical thinking and personal reflection questions, key terms, a glossary of terms, and classroom activities. Perfect for instructors who are expected to integrate gerontology into the curriculum, Gerontological Nursing is accompanied by PowerPoint slides, test questions, and an online instructor’s manual. 

The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing: A Textbook of Principles

Publisher: Open University Press
1st July 2004
Paperback: 872 pages
ISBN-10: 0335212425
ISBN-13: 978-0335212422

Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing and Notes on Nursing for the Labouring Classes

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company 

1st edition - May 27, 2010 

480 pages 
ISBN-10: 0826118429 
ISBN-13: 978-0826118424 

Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities Nursing Complex Needs

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
1st edition - 5 Dec 2008
Paperback: 376 pages
ISBN-10: 1405151706
ISBN-13: 978-1405151702

Children and adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) are among the most marginalised people in society. They have some of the highest support needs and are most reliant on services. This accessible text presents and promotes current best practice regarding interventions to meet the complex health needs of a person with profound & multiple learning disabilities. Practical in focus, this text provides evidence–based guidance on meeting the complex needs of a person with PMLD. 

Schaum's Outline of Nursing Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests

Publisher: McGraw-Hill
1st edition - October 26, 2010
Paperback: 320 pages
ISBN-10: 0071736506
ISBN-13: 978-0071736503

Modified to conform to the current curriculum, Schaum's Outline of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests for Nursing complements these courses in scope and sequence to help you understand its basic concepts. The book offers extra practice on topics such as guidelines for proper test preparation and performance, stool tests, urine studies, x-ray studies, manometric studies, ultrasound studies, etc. You’ll also get coverage of electrodiagnostic tests, blood studies, nuclear scanning, fluid analysis studies, microscopic studies, and endoscopic studies. Appropriate for the following course: nursing diagnosis. 

Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness - For Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Terrorism and Other Hazards

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company 
2nd edition - June 25, 2007 
Hardcover: 680 pages 
ISBN-10: 0826121446 
ISBN-13: 978-0826121448 

The second edition of this celebrated textbook provides nurses and nurse practitioners with the most current, valid and reliable information available. Disaster Nursing will help them to acquire the knowledge and skill set they will need to keep themselves, their patients, and families safe during any disaster event. 
Each chapter has been researched, reviewed by experts and matched to the highest standards; for preparing health professions students for terrorism, disaster, and public health emergencies.

Capturing Nursing History A Guide to Historical Methods in Research

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
1st edition - November 16, 2007
Paperback: 256 pages
ISBN-10: 0826115667
ISBN-13: 978-0826115669 

While research texts abound in the nursing literature and nursing history fields, there has been no hands-on text for describing the process of doing historical research. This book, written by well known and respected nurse historians, will provide the necessary direction, guidance, and examples needed to conduct historical research. 

Measurement in Nursing and Health Research

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
4th edition - April 17, 2010
Hardcover: 504 pages
ISBN-10: 0826105076
ISBN-13: 978-0826105073

This fourth edition presents everything nurses and health researchers need to know about designing, testing, selecting, and evaluating instruments and methods for measuring in nursing. Thoroughly updated, this fourth edition now contains only the latest, most cutting-edge measurement instruments that have direct applicability for nurses and health researchers in a variety of roles, including students, clinicians, educators, researchers, administrators, and consultants. 

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Competency Based Nursing Education Guide to Achieving Outstanding Learner Outcomes

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
1st edition - October 26, 2009
Paperback: 240 pages
ISBN-10: 0826105092
ISBN-13: 978-0826105097

The need for competency-based education (CBE) in nursing has been recognized for years. CBE provides a way to help ensure that learners are competent at the end of educational endeavors. This book is designed as a resource for nurse educators who are responsible for diverse education programs. 

Fast Facts for the Clinical Nurse Instructor Clinical Teaching in a Nutshell

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
1st edition - September 29, 2008
Paperback: 192 pages
ISBN-10: 0826118879
ISBN-13: 978-0826118875

The education of nursing students requires a balance between clinical application and theoretical knowledge-or the science and art of nursing. This practical, authoritative book contains comprehensive coverage of everything clinical instructors need to know in order to optimize the clinical experience for their students. 

Nurse Educator Manual Essential Skills and Guidelines for Effective Practice

Publisher: HCPro, Inc.
1st edition - July 5, 2005
250 pages
ISBN-10: 1578396239
ISBN-13: 978-1578396238

This manual has everything a nurse educator needs! Developed by a nursing education specialist the Nurse Educator Manual helps new educators hit the ground running with fresh, innovative, ready-to-use training programs. Use this manual to revitalize your existing programs and stay on top of all the new technologies in healthcare. Discover the advantages of computer-based training and distance learning nursing education programs have never been so flexible and convenient! The Nurse Educator Manual is divided into 14 specialized sections. Read through from beginning to end or select the most pertinent topic that fits your immediate need! 

NCLEX-RN. Notes Core Review and Exam Prep

Publisher: F.A. Davis Company
April 1, 2007
272 pages
ISBN-10: 0803615701
ISBN-13: 978-0803615700 

A Davis's Notes book. Prepare for the NCLEX wherever you are-at home, the library, on the bus or in line at the movie theater. The publishers of RNotes and Davis's NCLEX-RN Success and the co-author of Test Success and Fundamentals Success present the most portable reference ever for preparing for your licensure exam. The pocket-sized NCLEX-RN Notes weighs little but it's no lightweight. It contains studying and test-taking tips, strategies, techniques, and nursing content in quick snippets to allow you to maximize your time to review.In addition to the tips and review within its pages, there's a NCLEX-RN Notes mini CD-ROM enclosed with the book providing 1,000 multiple-choice and alternate format questions and answers with rationales for test review, with a focus on common test-taking errors with strategic tips on how to avoid them. 

IV Med Notes Nurse's Clinical Pocket Guide

Publisher: F.A. Davis Company
1st edition - July 24, 2006
Hardcover: 168 pages
ISBN-10: 0803614462
ISBN-13: 978-0803614468

A Davis's Notes book. Accessing an intravenous site and delivering fluids and medicine can be a difficult and frightening experience for students. IV Med Notes alleviates students' fears by providing up-to-date information needed to safely administer medications by IV, in a user-friendly scrub pocket guide.

MedSurg Notes Nurse's Clinical Pocket Guide

Publisher: F.A. Davis Company
2nd edition - November 8, 2007
236 pages
ISBN-10: 0803618689
ISBN-13: 978-0803618688

A DAVIS NOTES BOOK!Succinct, on-the-spot guidance for caring for patients with complex medical-surgical conditions! Rely on this handy guide for focused assessments, immediate interventions, and follow-up care for patients who develop complications all presented from the nurse point of view.The completely revised and updated 2nd Edition features an enhanced tab structure, assessment how-to , delegation and critical thinking guides, expanded coverage of pain management and emergencies, and more lab and diagnostic tests. Flowsheets provide space for recording frequent vital signs, serial lab values, stat meds, and interventions.From setting up an oxygen delivery system in a hospital room to administering stat meds, this handy, pocket-sized resource helps nurses to deliver high-quality care. 

Healing Presence The Essence of Nursing

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
1st edition - May 14, 2007
Paperback: 248 pages
ISBN-10: 0826115756
ISBN-13: 978-0826115751
Whether an established nurse or a passionate student, this inspirational work will help them balance both the practical and emotional aspects of patient care. 

Drawing upon her many years as a nurse, her study of philosophy and metaphysics, and her experience with a family health crisis, Dr. Koerner explores the concepts of true healing versus physical caring and helps uncover the true essence of nursing. 

Nurse Executive The Four Principles of Management

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
1st edition - March 10, 2008
Paperback: 274 pages
ISBN-10: 0826111041
ISBN-13: 978-0826111043
This book takes insights drawn from the Executive Nurse Fellows program established by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to promote the idea of leadership development as an empowering force among nurses at ALL levels. It is intended as both a guide for professionals; leaders in schools of nursing, hospitals and other health care delivery systems, ambulatory care, long-term care, public and occupational health, and public policy, and as a text in leadership courses for students at master's level and beyond. It presents the core competencies developed by the RWJ Nurse Fellows program--i.e. interpersonal and communication effectiveness, risk-taking and creativity, self-knowledge, inspiring and leading change, and strategic vision--as the keys to nursing leadership.

Midwifery Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
2nd edition - September 7, 2010
Paperback: 392 pages
ISBN-10: 1449615007
ISBN-13: 978-1449615000

The Perfect Study Guide for the AMCB or NCC Exam! Midwifery & Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide, Second Edition is a comprehensive review designed specifically for those preparing to take the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) or the National Certification Corporation (NCC) Women's Health Nurse Practitioner certification exams. Completely revised and updated, the Second Edition has new questions in each chapter and contains more than 600 sample test questions representative of questions found on the examinations. Since Midwives and Women's Health Nurse Practitioners share many commonalities that enhance the delivery of care for women during their lifespan, this review guide provides essential test taking strategies, study tips, and test questions needed to succeed in the examination process. 

Chemistry and Physics for Nurse Anesthesia A Student Centered Approach

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company 
1 edition - June 15, 2009 
Paperback: 448 pages 
ISBN-10: 0826118445 
ISBN-13: 978-0826118448 

"[A] welcome addition to the reference materials necessary for the study of nurse anesthesia....The textbook is divided into logical, easy to use sections that cover all areas necessary for the practice of nurse anesthesia....This is a text that is easy to read and able to be incorporated into any nurse anesthesia chemistry and physics course. I would recommend this textbook to any program director." 

Friday, February 25, 2011

Improving Health through Nursing Research

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
1 edition - November 24, 2009
Paperback: 272 pages
ISBN-10: 1405134119
ISBN-13: 978-1405134118
Improving Health through Nursing Research is a practical guide to research and research utilization in nursing. The book draws upon international expertise in nursing research, reflecting the worldwide demand for evidence-based practice. 

Part one offers a global perspective on health and nursing and addresses the development of nursing knowledge and nursing theory. Part two investigates the underlying need for nursing research, focusing on improving patient care, enhancing care delivery and developing the profession of nursing. Parts three and four provide an overview of quantitative and qualitative research methods, their selection, use and interpretation . The last three parts of the book address key issues in research ethics and provide practical guidance as to how to prepare a research proposal, undertake research, present and publish findings, and translate research into practice. 

Fast Facts for the New Nurse Practitioner What You Really Need to Know in a Nutshell

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
1 edition - February 17, 2010
Paperback: 224 pages
ISBN-10: 0826105912
ISBN-13: 978-0826105912

This book is a Fast Facts for students considering the NP track, NP students, and new NPs - a quick all-in-one read that features what you "really need to know"about NP education and practice. It incorporates humor and real-life examples, useful tips, comparative salary tables, and other ready to access resources, such as professional organizations, networks, associations, and websites. Included is discussion on the history of the nurse practitioner (NP) role and the coming practice degree, the DNP. It contains insight coming directly from experts in the field. 

Thursday, February 24, 2011

B Is for Balance A Nurse's Guide for Enjoying Life at Work and at Home

Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing
1 edition - February 16, 2009
Paperback: 175 pages
ISBN-10: 1930538812
ISBN-13: 978-1930538818 

Every professional wants balance between life at work and at home, but how do you find that in today's overworked, overscheduled world? Expert Sharon M. Weinstein shares her secrets with you-as a mom, wife clinician and business owner-in this practical and insightful book. Look for hundreds of useful ideas, tips, and tricks for rebalancing your life and grabbing those goals that are just within reach!

Pharmacology Success A Course Review Applying Critical Thinking to Test Taking

Publisher: F.A. Davis Company 

November 30, 2007 
Paperback: 438 pages 
ISBN-10: 0803618212 
ISBN-13: 978-0803618213 

The road to nursing success begins here! A complete review of core concepts. More than 1,150 classroom-tested, NCLEX®-style questions. (Alternate format, too!) Test-taking hints and rationales for correct and incorrect answers.TWO BOOKS IN ONE! Course review now. NCLEX®-prep later.1,150 critical thinking questions (both multiple choice and alternate format) organize the seemingly huge volume of pharmacology information students must master into manageable sections divided by body systems and specific diseases. They not only learn to associate the medication with the disease process, making learning easier, but are also able to evaluate their knowledge of medications prior to taking their exams. All of the questions encompass the basic concepts for medication administration, including why the client is taking the medication . when the nurse would question administering the medication . how the nurse knows the medication is effective . and what interventions the nurse needs to teach the client concerning the medication.

Men in Nursing History, Challenges, and Opportunities

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company 

1 edition - August 14, 2006 
Paperback: 320 pages 
ISBN-10: 0826102212 
ISBN-13: 978-0826102218 

If you're thinking about a career in nursing or currently practicing in the field, this new innovative guide is just for you. For the first time, authors, educators and practicing nurses, Chad O'Lynn and Russell Tanbarger offer a unique insider's view to how men work, succeed, and survive in this fast growing segment of the healthcare industry. 

Assess Notes Nursing Assesment and Diagnostic Reasoning

Publisher: F.A. Davis Company
1st edition - January 16, 2008
201 pages
ISBN-10: 0803617496
ISBN-13: 978-0803617490

 DAVIS NOTES BOOK! This handy, pocket-sized guide by Marjory Gordon uses functional health patterns to help your students acquire the most relevant assessment data to determine nursing diagnoses, and to select the most appropriate nursing interventions emphasizing the essential connection between diagnostic judgment and therapeutic judgment.