Monday, June 13, 2011

The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health

Publisher: Thomson Gale
1st edition - December 15, 2001
Hardcover: 2762 pages
ISBN-10: 0787649341
ISBN-13: 978-0787649340
 

Designed for students of nursing and the allied health professions, caregivers, and the educated lay reader, this five-volume set includes over 850 signed articles on various aspects of nursing.

The Nurse Executive's Coaching Manual

Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau
1st edition - April 1, 2010
Paperback: 347 pages
ISBN-10: 1930538952
ISBN-13: 978-1930538955 

In the face of a projected nurse-leader shortage, nurse executives need a resource for training and retaining the next generation of directors and supervisors. The Nurse Executive s Coaching Manual is the only book on coaching for nurse executives. Written by expert executive coaches both of whom are nurses this book provides the nurse executive with an overview of the coaching approach, competencies, models, tools, and resources that will be applicable to coaching other leaders in a health care organization.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Schaum's Outline of Pharmacology


Publisher: McGraw-Hill 
1st edition - January 11, 2010 
Paperback: 384 pages 
ISBN-10: 0071623620 
ISBN-13: 978-0071623629 


What is Pharmacology?; Medication Actions and Interactions; Pharmacology and the Nursing Process; Substance Abuse; Principles of Medication Administration; Route of Administration; Dose Calculations; Herbal Therapy; Vitamins and Minerals; Fluid and Electrolyte Therapy; Nutritional Support Therapies; Inflammation and Anti-Inflammatory Medication; Infection and Antimicrobials; Respiratory Diseases and Medication; The Neurologic System and Medication; Narcotic Agonists; Immunologic Agents; The Gastrointestinal System; Cardia Circulatory Medications; Skin Disorders; Endocrine Medications; and Eye and Ear Disorders 



Essential Midwifery Practice Public Health

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
1st edition - June 26, 2007
Paperback: 256 pages
ISBN-10: 1405144416
ISBN-13: 978-1405144414 

Essential Midwifery Practice: Public Health highlights how public health underpins every midwife's practice by using examples and case histories. It addresses a wide range of public health issues pertinent to every midwife, including: smoking in pregnancy, breastfeeding, sexual health, substance misuse, domestic abuse, perinatal mental health and vulnerable groups, poverty and social exclusion. 

Essential Midwifery Practice Intrapartum Care

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
1st edition - February 16, 2010
Paperback: 320 pages
ISBN-10: 9781405176989
ISBN-13: 978-1405176989

Intrapartum care has undergone profound changes over the past 50 years. This book examines these changes and their intersection in midwifery practice, in particular their impact on the role of the midwife during labour and birth. Addressing a wide range of topics surrounding normal birth, this unique and diverse book provides an up-to-date, holistic overview of current knowledge, research and practice. 

Advanced Practice in Critical Care: A Case Study Approach

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
1st edition - 9 April 2010
Paperback: 280 pages
ISBN-10: 9781405185653
ISBN-13: 978-1405185653
 

Advanced Practice in Critical Care provides experienced critical care nurses with a clear and distinct evidence base for contemporary critical care practice. Central to the book is the application of research and evidence to practice and therefore, case studies and key critical care clinical situations are used throughout to guide the reader through the patient care trajectory. Each chapter introduces an initial patient scenario and as the chapter progresses, the patient scenario develops with the theoretical perspectives and application. In this way, it is evident how multi-organ dysfunction develops, impacting upon and influencing other body systems, demonstrating the multi-organ impact that is often experienced by the critically ill patient. In this way, consequences of critical illness such as acute renal failure, haemostatic failure and liver dysfunction are explored. Throughout the text, key research findings and critical care treatment strategies are referred to, applied and evaluated in the context of the given patient case study. Advanced assessment techniques are explained and the underlying pathophysiology is discussed in depth. Advanced Practice in Critical Care is an essential resource for experienced practitioners within critical care whom primarily care for patients requiring high dependency or intensive care. 

Analgesia, Anaesthesia and Pregnancy A Practical Guide

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
2nd edition - June 11, 2007
Paperback: 544 pages
ISBN-10: 9780521694742
ISBN-13: 978-0521694742
 

A thoroughly updated edition of this well-established practical guide to obstetric analgesia and anaesthesia originally published by W. B. Saunders. All aspects of obstetric medicine relevant to the anaesthetist are covered, from conception, throughout pregnancy, to after birth care. The emphasis is on pre-empting problems and maximising quality of care. The authors have identified over 150 potential complications each covered in two sections: issues raised and management options, with key points extracted into boxes for quick reference. A section on organisational aspects such as record keeping, training, protocols and guidelines makes this an important resource for any labour ward or hospital dealing with pregnant women. Presented in a clear, structured format, this book will be invaluable to trainee anaesthetists at all levels and to experienced anaesthetists who encounter obstetric patients. Obstetricians, neonatologists, midwives, nurses and operating department practitioners wishing to extend or update their knowledge will also find it highly beneficial. 

The Complete Guide to ECGs

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
3rd edition - October 3, 2008
Paperback: 568 pages
ISBN-10: 0763764051
ISBN-13: 978-0763764050
 

The Complete Guide to ECGs has been developed as a unique and practical means for physicians, physicians-in-training, and other medical professionals to improve their ECG interpretation skills. The highly interactive format and comprehensive scope of information are also ideally suited for physicians preparing for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Cardiovascular Disease or Internal Medicine Board Exams, the American College of Cardiology ECG proficiency test, and other exams requiring ECG interpretation. Features in the Third Edition: Now includes a total of 89 ECG cases; 26 of which are new to this edition; Entirely new section of self test quizzes called Find the Imposter; More than 1000 questions and answers related to ECG interpretation; Expanded final section of ECG Criteria; Featured sections on approach to ECG interpretation and ECG differential diagnosis. 

Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Chronic Illness

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
1st edition - October 9, 2007
Paperback: 280 pages
ISBN-10: 1405144025
ISBN-13: 978-1405144025
 

Children and young people suffering from long-term conditions require continuing support and nursing care throughout their lives. Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Chronic Illness explores chronic disease management in the context of recent developments, including the National Service Framework for Children. It addresses the aetiology of chronic illness and the impact on the child’s family. It also explores holistic approaches to caring for their social, physical and psychological needs, and highlights the importance of the nurse’s role in promoting children and their parents as ‘expert patients’. 

15-Minute Cover Letter Write an Effective Cover Letter Right Now


Publisher: Jist Works 
2nd edition - March 2009 
Paperback: 183 pages 
ISBN-10: 1593576617 
ISBN-13: 978-1593576615 


This book distills revolutionary and proven cover letter advice into six quick chapters about writing and using cover letters and other job search correspondence. The book offers a collection of dozens of professionally written cover letter samples along with step-by-step advice for creating attention-getting letters of your own. Bonus content offers tip on resume writing and job search success. 



Expert Resumes for Health Care Careers

Publisher: JIST Works
1st edition - December 2003
Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN-10: 1593570007
ISBN-13: 978-1593570002
 

The sixth title in this popular resume book series includes more than 100 sample resumes designed especially for health care professionals—from technicians to physicians. All resume samples are written by professional resume writers, and there are step-by-step instructions for writing winning resumes. 


Resumes For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
5th edition - January 10, 2007
Paperback: 384 pages
ISBN-10: 9780470080375
ISBN-13: 978-0470080375
 

Is your job search stalling out after you submit a resume but before you're offered an interview? With reinvented recruiting technology, unmanageable millions of resumes choking employer databases, and government mandates in the name of diversity, a gigantic change has occurred in the recruiting world over the past several years—and it demands a fresh look at how you write and market your resumes. 
Whether you're entering the job market for the first time, changing jobs, or changing careers, Resumes for Dummies, 5th Edition will show you the ropes and rules for a new era in recruiting and job finding. With 85% new content added since the previous edition, this up-to-date guide gives you the very latest strategies on how to create, and more importantly, distribute your resume in today's new job search environment. 


Examination Notes in Psychiatry

Publisher: Hodder Arnold
4th edition - 24 Dec 2004
Paperback: 358 pages
ISBN-10: 0340810033
ISBN-13: 978-0340810033 




Over the last 20 years, Examination Notes in Psychiatry has become one of the leading texts for trainee psychiatrists. The 4th edition maintains the core of valuable information that is required by any would-be psychiatrist, but has been completely revised and updated. Assessment and diagnosis form the foundation to each section, but are now enhanced by the inclusion of treatment algorithms and evidence based medicine. Changes to the nomenclature have been made to reflect current practice. 
The sheer volume of essential information, provided in a structured, focused format, makes Examination Notes in Psychiatry 4e essential reading for trainees, psychiatrists, and mental health professionals alike. 

Top 100 Health Care Careers Your Complete Guidebook To Training And Jobs In Allied Health, Nursing, Medicine


Publisher: Jist Publishing
2nd edition - April 2005
Paperback: 452 pages
ISBN-10: 159357178X
ISBN-13: 978-1593571788
 

A career guidance manual, including how to choose the health-care career that is best for you, how to get the required education, and how to relate to patients. It contains a detailed overview of 100 jobs, including scope, activities, educational requirements, salary range, advancement, certification, and outlook, and a directory of education and training programs for each of the 100 featured careers--thousands of programs in all 50 states and Canada. Plus, there’s a self-assessment for choosing the right career in the field, guidance on the common admissions tests for health-care programs, information on financial aid, and complete job search tips, including sample resumes and cover letters. This second edition has 19 new careers, including physicians and dentists, for a total of 100, plus more Web resources, and the listing of education and training programs has been expanded. 

Career Success Strategies for Nurse Educators

Publisher: F.A. Davis Company
1st edition - June 26, 2006
Paperback: 212 pages
ISBN-10: 9780803614024
ISBN-13: 978-0803614024
 

With each passing year more and more nursing educators retire, and larger numbers of retirees are expected in the coming years. Using their own experience and the knowledge gained from their work, our authors have written this unique and timely book that strives to fill the needs of new and forthcoming nursing faculty. Career Success Strategies for Nurse Educators is an essential book for graduate students, advanced practice nurses, and new graduates seeking faculty positions as they embrace a new role as nursing educator. 


Caring for Older Adults Holistically

Publisher: F.A. Davis Company
4th edition - January 17, 2007
Paperback: 382 pages
ISBN-10: 0803616791
ISBN-13: 978-0803616790
 

Mary Ann Anderson's personal, easy-to-read style has made her books staples of LPN/LVN programs. In the new fourth edition of her engaging Caring for Older Adults Holistically, she gives her text a complete overhaul to more comprehensively address the needs of a burgeoning population of elderly who require a wide range of care from LPN/LVNs. All chapters have been revised and updated in light of Healthy People 2010 initiatives. 



The Dystonia Patient A Guide to Practical Management

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
1st edition - April 30, 2009
Paperback: 272 pages
ISBN-10: 1933864621
ISBN-13: 978-1933864624
 

Written by the dystonia team at the University of Florida Movement Disorders Center, this book is designed as a practical and complete guide to the integrated management of the dystonia patient. It provides a current understanding of this common but often poorly appreciated condition and a framework for delivering comprehensive multi and intra-disciplinary care. Individual chapters review medical and surgical strategies, botulinum toxin therapy, and programming issues for deep brain stimulators. The remainder of the book is devoted to the important role of health professionals from various disciplines and what the physician needs to know to direct a successful long-term care team for dystonia patients. 
Many require assistance from a variety of health providers including the physical therapist, occupational therapist, psychologist, pain management specialists, neurosurgeons, nurse practitioners etc. 


Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
5th edition - January 25, 2011
Paperback: 832 pages
ISBN-10: 1444331434
ISBN-13: 978-1444331431
 

The easily referenced outline format allows health practitioners of all levels to understand and apply basic concepts to patient care perfect for cardiothoracic and general surgery residents, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, cardiologists, medical students, and critical care nurses involved in the care of both routine and complex cardiac surgery patients. 


Nursing: The Philosophy and Science of Caring

Publisher: University Press of Colorado
May 30, 2008
Paperback: 313 pages
ISBN-10: 9780870818981
ISBN-13: 978-0870818981
 

Jean Watson's first edition of Nursing, now considered a classic, introduced the science of human caring and quickly became one of the most widely used and respected sources of conceptual models for nursing. This completely new edition offers a contemporary update and the most current perspectives on the evolution of the original philosophy and science of caring from the field's founding scholar. 
A core concept for nurses and the professional and non-professional people they interact with, "care" is one of the field's least understood terms, enshrouded in conflicting expectations and meanings. Although its usages vary among cultures, caring is universal and timeless at the human level, transcending societies, religions, belief systems, and geographic boundaries, moving from Self to Other to community and beyond, affecting all of life. 


Osteoporosis Clinical Guidelines for Prevention, Diagnosis, and Management

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
1st New edition - October 19, 2007
Paperback: 280 pages
ISBN-10: 082610276X
ISBN-13: 978-0826102768
 

Osteoporosis is a preventable disease. But each year some 500,000 people are hospitalized from osteoporosis fractures, and another 180,000 people are placed into nursing homes from injuries due to osteoporosis. 

What can nurses, clinicians, medical researchers, physiologists, health care policy experts, and other providers do to diminish, if not eradicate, the disease from local to global scales? What are the best methods for care and treatment? Osteoporosis addresses these questions, and more. Designed as a complete reference, Osteoporosis presents vivid explanations plus illustrations of specific surgical procedures to guide in the preparation and post-operative rehabilitation of the patient for surgical repairs of fractures. Chapters also discuss leading components of a patient's recovery, from dietary requirements and exercise, to fall prevention, quality of life and independence issues. 


Postpartum Mood And Anxiety Disorders A Guide

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
1st edition - September 7, 2005
Paperback: 248 pages
ISBN-10: 9780763716493
ISBN-13: 978-0763716493
 

Designed For Clinicians Delivering Postpartum Care, Including Midwives, OB-GYN Nurse Practitioners, And Women’S Health Practitioners, This Text Overviews The Six Different Mood And Anxiety Disorders, And Provides The Implications For Practice, And Screening Tools. 

Practical Lipid Management Concepts and Controversies

Publisher: Wiley
1st edition - December 2, 2008
Hardcover: 252 pages
ISBN-10: 0470056908
ISBN-13: 978-0470056905
 

Lipid management is a key part of medical practice, affecting the prevention and treatment of several diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke. A practical text on the clinical management of dyslipidemias, Practical Lipid Management balances conceptual development and pathophysiology with a straightforward approach to the identification and treatment of abnormalities in lipid metabolism. 
Practical Lipid Management provides a concise summary of best practice according to various international guidelines, making it a useful tool for all primary care physicians and others involved in the management of diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke. It will serve as an evidence-based, rapid, and valuable resource for family physicians, internists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, cardiologists, endocrinologists and allied health professionals involved in the care of patients with lipid disorders. 

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Translating Basic Science into Clinical Practice

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
1st edition - June 1, 2010
Hardcover: 752 pages
ISBN-10: 9781405157254
ISBN-13: 978-1405157254
 

Written and edited by international experts in gastroenterology this up-to-date volume provides a complete review of the basic science behind inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), as well as evidence-based clinical guidance on diagnosis, treatment and long-term management of IBD. 

In 50 chapters the authors cover the latest and most promising treatment modalities and the science behind them. There are chapters which cover the advances in the medical and surgical treatment of conditions such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, as well as chapters focusing on nutrition, imaging and complementary medicine. This is an invaluable information resource for all those in the medical team treating patients with IBD. Whether you are a gastroenterologist, gastrointestinal surgeon or GI nurse specialist this book deserves a place in your library. 



Nursing Calculations

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
6th edition - December 2002
Paperback: 190 pages
ISBN-10: 0443071950
ISBN-13: 978-0443071959 

This best selling book reviews that basic arithmetic required to calculate drug dosages accurately and quickly - an essential skill for every nurse. Example are drawn from clinical practice. Explanations and graded exercises (with answers) cover the calculations required to administer injections, tablets and mixtures, to dilute solutions, to arrive at different drip rates and to administer paediatric dosages safely. In this new edition all drug usage material has been reviewed and updated. New exercises have been added to added to assist in the learning process. 



Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certification Study Question Book

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
2nd edition - July 2, 2010
Paperback: 131 pages
ISBN-10: 1449604579
ISBN-13: 978-1449604578
 

Completely revised and updated, the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certification Study Question Book, Second Edition is intended to work either as a stand alone or in conjunction with Adult Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide. The Study Question Book has 300 additional problem-oriented, multiple-choice questions which are divided according to content area and include answers, rationale and bibliographic reference. Prepared by board certified nurse practitioners, the questions are representative of those found on the certification examinations offered for the Nurse Practitioner Certification. 



Pediatric Practice Infectious Diseases

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
1st edition - January 20, 2009
Hardcover: 808 pages
ISBN-10: 9780071489249
ISBN-13: 978-0071489249
 

Part of the Pediatric Practice series, Pediatric Practice: Infectious Diseases is filled with practical, clinically relevant guidance for successful infectious disease management. The care of the patient forms the core of this indispensable resource, which also provides perspectives on epidemiology, pathophysiology, and diagnosis that every pediatrician, infectious disease specialist, and pediatric nurse needs to know. 


Case Studies in Nurse Anesthesia

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
1st edition - December 21, 2009
Paperback: 700 pages
ISBN-10: 076376387X
ISBN-13: 978-0763763879
 

Case Studies in Nurse Anesthesia provides succinct and relevant information that can be used by students and professionals in the operating room. Information is written in a question and answer format for easy understanding and the chapters are divided into surgical specialties, with a focus on the most frequently performed procedures. Each case describes the entire perioperative course and discusses the patient s history and physical, anesthetic concerns, surgical concerns, anesthetic management, differential diagnosis, and potential complications.