Saturday, April 30, 2011

Nurse's Pocket Drug Guide 2010

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
6th edition - August 25, 2009
Paperback: 409 pages
ISBN-10: 007162743X
ISBN-13: 978-0071627436

Everything nurses need to know about 1000 common medications -- in one pocket-sized guide! 

1. Organized alphabetically by generic drug name 
2. Mechanisms of action 
3. Common usage and dosage 
4. Side effects 
5. Drug interactions 
6. Nursing implications 
7. New drugs 
8. Patient education 
9. Expanded coverage of natural and herbal agents 

Delmar's Pediatric Nursing Care Plans

Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
3rd edition - August 9, 2004
Paperback: 432 pages
ISBN-10: 0766859940
ISBN-13: 978-0766859944

Delmar's Pediatric Nursing Care Plans, Third Edition, provides detailed information on developing care plans for children with health alterations. Each care plan presents information to guide users in developing comprehensive, individualized nursing care plans based on solid, scientific knowledge. Care plans solicit specific client data and prompt the user to individualize the interventions and evaluate the child's individual responses. Interventions and outcomes are suggested to keep parents informed of and involved in their child's care. 

Nursing Care Plans: Guidelines for Individualizing Client Care Across the Life Span

Publisher: F.A. Davis Company
7th edition - March 3, 2006
Hardcover: 988 pages
ISBN-10: 080361294X
ISBN-13: 978-0803612945

Nursing Care Plans, 7th Edition - a guideline approach to care planning that also serves as a valuable tool for critical thinking.More than just a book of Med-Surg care plans - this is an all-in-one resource that includes four new care plans, an introduction to Mind Mapping. You'll learn to make individual care plan choices, utilizing critical thinking and analysis, to build an individualized care plan suited perfectly for your patient. Take the guideline approach and make the correct choices! Four new care plans:Obesity Surgery Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances Extended Care Pediatric Considerations Davis Care Planning Nursing Diagnosis Resource CenterYour resource for nursing diagnosis, care planning and concept maps, concept map generator, care plan template, interactive and printable assessment tool, and more! Davis Care Planning Nursing Diagnosis Resource CenterYour resource for nursing diagnosis, care planning and concept maps, concept map generator, care plan template, interactive and printable assessment tool.

Women's Health Care in Advanced Practice Nursing

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
1st edition - June 23, 2008
Hardcover: 736 pages
ISBN-10: 9780826102355
ISBN-13: 978-0826102355

This book is the ideal tool to help graduate level nursing students expand their understanding of women's health care and wellness issues. For easy reference, Women's Health Care in Advanced Practice Nursing is organized into four parts: 

1. Women and Their Lives, covering connections between women's lives and their health 
2. Frameworks for Practice, addressing health care practice with women 
3. Health Promotion, covering ways for women to promote their health and prevent many chronic diseases 
4. Threats to Health and Health Problems, addressing problems unique to women, diseases more prevalent in women, and those in which there are different risk factors 

Friday, April 29, 2011

Nurse's Pocket Guide Diagnoses, Prioritized Interventions and Rationales (12th Edition)

Publisher: F.A. Davis Company
12 edition - February 5, 2010
Paperback: 1129 pages
ISBN-10: 9780803622340
ISBN-13: 978-0803622340

This pocket size portable reference is the perfect tool for you to use to select the appropriate diagnosis to plan your patient care effectively. The 12th Edition features the latest nursing diagnoses and updated interventions. And, Davis Nursing Diagnosis and Care Planning Resource Center online features a searchable database with 800 diagnoses plus a wealth of clinical tools and valuable information.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Cup of Comfort for Nurses Stories of Caring and Compassion

Publisher: Adams Media
1st edition - March 13, 2006
Paperback: 336 pages
ISBN-10: 1593375425
ISBN-13: 978-1593375423

Doctors have long been considered the heroes of the medical profession. Yet it is the nurses who are there for us at birth, death, and every bump, bruise, or break in between. A Cup of Comfort for Nurses brings the tales of more than fifty of these underappreciated professionals to life, including: 
Bonnie, who along with one of her fellow nurses, became known to her patients as "Comfort and Joy" 
Julie, who became a nurse (along with four of her siblings) after caring for a physically and mentally delayed sister in her home under the guidance of her doting mother 
Dot, who served her country during World War II by caring for injured soldiers home from the front 
The moving tales of these dedicated nurses, along with the dozens of others in A Cup of Comfort for Nurses are sure to appeal to readers everywhere-and may even inspire some of them to take up the nurses mantle themselves. 

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Care of the Difficult Patient A Nurse’s Guide

Publisher: Routledge
1st edition - December 12, 2005
Paperback: 160 pages
ISBN-10: 0415358248
ISBN-13: 978-0415358248

Developed collaboratively by a doctor and nurse team, this is the first text to deal specifically with nursing difficult patients. Whether patient problems stem from mental distress and ill health, historic substance abuse, demanding family members or abusive behaviour, difficult patients place extra demands on nurses both professionally and personally. Caring for difficult patients requires both technical and interpersonal skills along with an ability to exercise power and set limits. 

Intensive Care Nursing A framework for practice

Publisher: Routledge 
2nd edition - April 6, 2006 
Hardcover: 608 pages 
ISBN-10: 9780415373227 
ISBN-13: 978-0415373227 

This completely updated and revised new edition is specially written for qualified nurses working in intensive care nursing units. Fully comprehensive and developed to be as accessible as possible it contains four new chapters with valuable new and updated clinical scenarios to aid learning. 

Intensive Care Nursing is structured in user-friendly sections. Each chapter contains 'fundamental knowledge' needed to understand the chapter, an introduction, 'implications for practice', a chapter summary, completely updated further reading, 'time out' sections for revision and a clinical scenario with questions included. 

Creative Teaching Strategies for the Nurse Educator

Publisher: F.A. Davis Company
1st edition - March 17, 2008
Paperback: 320 pages
ISBN-10: 0803614322
ISBN-13: 978-0803614321 
Step in front of your desk and actively engage your students in learning with the techniques you ll find in this handy, quick reference. Here are practical, relevant, and easy-to-implement teaching strategies that will help you to be more creative in the classroom. The author offers techniques gathered over many years from the nursing education literature and from her own experience. Perfect as a stand-alone handbook or an accompaniment to any text! AJN Book of the Year2008 

How to Survive and Maybe Even Love Nursing School! A Guide for Students by Students

Publisher: F.A. Davis Company
3rd edition - November 30, 2007
Paperback: 251 pages
ISBN-10: 9780803618299
ISBN-13: 978-0803618299

This light-hearted, fun, fresh, and easy-to-read guide for nursing students by nursing students is full of practical information to help them cope with and get the most out of nursing school. 

Advancing Nursing Practice in Pain Management

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
1st edition - March 16, 2010
Paperback: 232 pages
ISBN-10: 1405176997
ISBN-13: 978-1405176996 
This book showcases the development and evaluation of innovative examples of pain management initiatives by advanced practitioners. It considers each service development or community initiative both in terms of advanced practice nursing and pain management. There is a wide range of examples of innovation in pain management included – from the introduction of ketamine use in one trust, to much wider issues, such as meeting the needs of pain management in the community. 

Essentials of Nursing Leadership and Management

Publisher: F.A. Davis Company
5th edition - December 17, 2009
Paperback: 280 pages
ISBN-10: 9780803622081
ISBN-13: 978-0803622081

Two books in one, for the price of one all the issues and trends content your students need, plus leadership and management content. As the nursing shortage grows, nurses find themselves in leadership and management roles and more involved in workplace issues. The 5th Edition of this popular resource continues to prepare nurses to respond as leaders and managers in today workplace. 

Spirituality in Nursing From Traditional to New Age

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company 
2nd edition - June 14, 2006 
Paperback: 216 pages 
ISBN-10: 0826191827 
ISBN-13: 978-0826191823 

Thoroughly updated, the new edition of this award-winning book looks at spirituality and nursing from many perspectives: theoretical, historical, religious, psychological, physiological. In this thoughtful exploration of the reemergence of spirituality as an important factor in nursing practice, the author traces Nursing's involvement with spirituality from its historical ties with religion to the current interest in New Age and alternative health methods. Nursing theories involving spirituality such as Dossey, Newman, and Watson, are examined, and nursing trends are seen in the larger context of trends in society and other disciplines, such as psychology, physics and philosophy. In this new edition there is more information on techniques and therapies for incorporating spirituality into patient care. 

101 Careers in Nursing

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
1st edition - June 14, 2006
Paperback: 240 pages
ISBN-10: 0826102719
ISBN-13: 978-0826102713

Few careers have the advantages that nursing offers: flexibility, room for growth, satisfaction from helping others. And there is a desperate need for nurses--demand will exceed supply for some time to come. This concise and handy volume profiles 101 different types of nursing careers are profiled; each includes a basic description, education requirements, skills needed, compensation, related web sites, and professional organizations. Personal stories from practicing nurses highlight the content. Students, those looking for a career change, and RNs looking for new opportunities will find a wealth of information here. 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Research for Advanced Practice Nurses From Evidence to Practice

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
1st edition - July 13, 2009
Paperback: 504 pages
ISBN-10: 9780826122070
ISBN-13: 978-0826122070

This book provides practical ways for nurses to develop competency in evidence-based practice (EBP) by effectively using and appraising clinical studies. In this single, introductory volume, Mateo and Kirchoff present everything that advanced practice nurses and graduate students need to know to translate clinical research into practice. 

With this book, readers will learn the essential methods that are used to achieve EBP, such as how to find and evaluate research articles, design questionnaires and data collection forms, analyze quantitative data, and much more. 

Nurse-Managed Wellness Centers Developing and Maintaining Your Center

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
1st edition - March 16, 2009
Paperback: 296 pages
ISBN-10: 0826121322
ISBN-13: 978-0826121325 

This practical and authoritative book provides a step-by-step guide to starting and sustaining an effective wellness center, whether non-profit or academic based. The authors present various document samples (job descriptions, contract with local government and community agencies, and outcome and assessment guides). For pedagogical use, it defines "wellness," describes wellness activities and wellness centers, and guides nurses in incorporating wellness activities into practice. 

Social Policy for Nurses and the Helping Professions Social Science for Nurses and the Caring Professions

Publisher: Open University Press
2nd edition - April 1, 2007
340 pages
ISBN-10: 0335219632
ISBN-13: 978-0335219636

What is social policy and why is it relevant to nursing and other caring professions? How has the welfare state changed in response to new social problems? What roles do professionals and lay people play in providing welfare services? This fully revised text is one of a series of books providing coherent and multi-disciplinary support for all client groups involved in the provision of health and social care. The book examines the relationship between welfare and health and includes discussion of key policy issues such as: changes in health care delivery, regulation of professionals, privatisation, welfare pluralism, and, the tackling of health and social inequalities. The significance of social policy in preventing ill health and disability, as well as supporting the sick and disabled people, is emphasised throughout the book. This new edition is updated throughout and includes new chapters on: health policy in the post-war period; the role of health and social care professionals; and, the future of social policy and health in the 21st century. "Social Policy for Nurses and the Helping Professions" equips students with a lively, readable and well-illustrated introduction to social policy. The reader is guided through the material with the help of chapter summaries, further reading and a glossary, as well as new examples and case studies to reflect the different client groups within nursing. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Nurse Manager's Guide to Hiring, Firing & Inspiring

Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau
1st edition - April 1, 2010
Paperback: 202 pages
ISBN-10: 9781930538924
ISBN-13: 978-1930538924

Nurse managers often find themselves performing a balancing act. A typical day involves solving personnel crises, managing administrative expectations, and providing solid leadership all while remaining a champion for patients well-being. The Nurse Manager s Guide to Hiring, Firing & Inspiring empowers nurse managers to be successful in all aspects of their positions. This book offers a wealth of tools and tips for hiring the right person for the right job, making key personnel and budgetary decisions, improving employee morale, and more. 

Clinical Nurse Specialist Toolkit A Guide for the New Clinical Nurse Specialist

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
1st edition - March 2, 2009
192 pages
ISBN-10: 9780826118356
ISBN-13: 978-0826118356

The Clinical Nurse Specialist Toolkit serves as a one-stop, all-inclusive guide designed for novice Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs) just getting started in this exciting new career. Organized in an easy-to-use, bullet-point format. 

Community as Partner Theory and Practice in Nursing

Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
5th Revised edition - 1 Dec 2006
Paperback: 496 pages
ISBN-10: 0781786436
ISBN-13: 978-0781786430

The thoroughly updated Fifth Edition of this AJN award-winning text examines the contemporary public health nurse's role as a hands-on caregiver, community detective, and epidemiologist. Emphasizing primary care, community assessment, and program planning, the book provides practical tools for working with communities to improve health and includes exemplars from communities throughout the world. This edition integrates Healthy People 2010 objectives throughout the exemplars. Three new chapters discuss differences between population-focused and individual-focused care; informatics in community/home health nursing; and communities in danger from bioterrorism, infectious disease, or disasters. This edition also includes more examples of rural community assessment. 

The Informed Practice Nurse (Wiley Series in Nursing)

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
2nd Edition edition - 29 Feb 2008
Paperback: 336 pages
ISBN-10: 9780470057490
ISBN-13: 978-0470057490

This level of nurse works largely independently and their work is managed rather than supervised. They are able to demonstrate their duties to less experienced employees and supervise students, and can undertake surveys or audits. They may occasionally participate in research and development, clinical trials or equipment testing. The second edition of The Informed Practice Nurse offers both the new and experienced practice nurse the opportunity to reflect on their current practice. The chapter content is evidence based and accurately referenced, making it an essential text for students on undergraduate and post-graduate courses. Management and ethical issues in general practice are placed in context to government directives and the dynamic ethos of nursing. Women's, men's and young peoples health care are addressed in separate chapters, concentrating on health issues often neglected in other nursing texts and the health needs of lesbian women and gay men are discussed in a sensitive manner. 

Fast Facts for the ER Nurse Emergency Room Orientation in a Nutshell

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
1st edition - September 10, 2009
Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 0826105211
ISBN-13: 978-0826105219

Fast Facts for the ER Nurse is an orientation guide and reference, designed specifically for new ER nurses and the preceptors responsible for their orientation. The chapters provide a brief overview of equipment, treatments, and drugs used to manage common disorders and conditions frequently seen in the ER. Critical information presented in each chapter includes disorder definitions, signs and symptoms, interventions, and critical thinking questions. 

With this guide, nurses can get the information they need fast in bullet-point lists. Each chapter is conveniently organized alphabetically by disease and disorder for quick access. The book serves as an organized, reliable, and thorough ER guide, ensuring a structured approach to orientation. All new ER nurses and their preceptors will find this book to be a reference they cannot do without. 

Paediatrics A Clinical Guide for Nurse Practitioners

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
1st edition - August 15, 2003
Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN-10: 0750649577
ISBN-13: 978-0750649575

This practical reference describes the clinical assessment, diagnosis, and management of common pediatric ambulatory conditions that are routinely managed by nurse practitioners. 

101 Global Leadership Lessons for Nurses

Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau International
1 edition October 27, 2009
Paperback: 704 pages
ISBN-10: 1930538790
ISBN-13: 978-1930538795

101 Global Leadership Lessons for Nurses covers the daily challenges facing health care leaders communications, negotiations, resource management, and work-life balance, to name a few with the unique feature of a mentor-mentee team authoring each chapter. These established and emerging mentors and mentees come from every corner of the globe and share their lessons learned, providing a rich legacy for nurses everywhere. 101 Global Leadership Lessons for Nurses offers: An alphabetical subject order for quick topic access. Authors from 32 countries spanning six continents. A wealth of resources, with topics ranging from academic-service partnerships to writing for professional journals, and 99 other topics in between. Reflective questions at the end of each chapter to help you integrate ideas into your professional life. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Physical Examination & Health Assessment (Mosby's Nursing Video Skills)

Publisher: Mosby - April 20, 2007 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 9780323049627 
ISBN-13: 978-0323049627 
ASIN: 0323049621

Dynamic, interactive videos depict the most commonly performed physical exam procedures for each body system. With these DVDs, you'll learn to apply concepts and develop critical thinking skills. 

1. 185 video clips with a running time of 2-4 minutes each. 
2. For each body system, videos include: 
     a. Overview (rationale and purpose) 
     b. Preparation (including equipment and patient teaching) 
     c. Procedure (printable step-by-step procedure checklists) 
     d. Follow-up care (including health promotion and patient                   teaching) 
     e. Documentation (tips and techniques) 

3. 25 detailed 3-D animations depict what's happening inside the body. 
4. Critical thinking case studies let you apply your knowledge to simulated patients. 
5. A documentation form library allows you to practice recording history and physical information. 
6. 80 NCLEXA® examination-style review questions let you reinforce your comprehension