Thursday, September 29, 2011

Telenursing Health Informatics

Publisher: Springer
1st Edition - July 25, 2011
Hardcover: 213 pages
ISBN-10: 0857295284
ISBN-13: 978-0857295286

Written by experts from around the globe (USA, Europe, Australia and Asia) this book explains technical issues, digital information processing and collective experiences from practitioners in different parts of the world practicing a wide range of telenursing applications including telenursing research by professionals in the field. This book lays the foundations for the globalisation of telenursing procedures, making it possible to know that a nursing service could perform on a patient anywhere in the world. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Advanced Concepts in Multiple Sclerosis Nursing Care

Publisher: Demos Medical
2nd edition - November 16, 2007
Paperback: 286 pages
ISBN-10: 193386415X
ISBN-13: 978-1933864150

The nurse plays a vital role as an educator, care provider, and advocate for patients and families affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). The companion book to an earlier work, Comprehensive Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis, Advanced Concepts in Multiple Sclerosis Nursing Care, 2nd Edition examines complex issues in MS management and reflects a new philosophy of MS care: one of empowerment. The focus is on the numerous settings in which MS nurses practice, as well as their many roles and responsibilities in managing this highly variable disease. It will provide the reader with an updated view of MS along with a greater understanding of its lifelong impact. 

ABC of Diabetes

Publisher: BMJ Books 
6th edition - February 9, 2010 
Paperback: 112 pages 
ISBN-10: 1405177845 
ISBN-13: 978-1405177849 

The ABC of Diabetes provides a complete overview of diabetes including the aetiology, diagnosis and management of Types 1 and 2 diabetes, detection and prevention, and the organization of care and support. 
Drawing on the expertise of the University of Warwick as a centre of excellence for the teaching of diabetes care, the best selling ABC of Diabetes is ideal for GPs, primary care practitioners, practice nurses, diabetes specialist nurses, health visitors and junior doctors. 

Outcome Assessment in Advanced Practice Nursing

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
2nd edition - February 26, 2009
Paperback: 328 pages
ISBN-10: 0826125824
ISBN-13: 978-0826125828

Measuring patient outcomes is arguably the most important job of the advanced practice nurse (APN)-yet conducting outcome assessment and selecting the appropriate instruments for measuring outcome continue to be a challenge, even to the best in the field. 
This newly revised edition provides APNs with up-to-date resources and examples of outcome measures, tools, and methods that can be used to expand the APN's understanding of outcome assessment. The chapters outline numerous examples of practice-based outcome assessments, with detailed descriptions of how an assessment is conducted, as well as guidelines for identifying the proper instruments for measuring outcome. 
Written for nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse midwives, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and graduate level APNs, this newly updated edition serves as an invaluable resource for APNs, regardless of specialty area of practice or practice setting. 

End of Life Nursing Solutions for Death with Dignity

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
1st edition - October 18, 2010
Paperback: 272 pages
ISBN-10: 0826107591
ISBN-13: 978-0826107596

This professional clinical guide presents nursing administrators and nurses in acute care agencies, nursing homes, hospice, and palliative care settings with detailed implementation strategies for accommodating dying persons and their loved ones as they make the transition from physical life. It presents the need for and the development of the concept: Golden Room concept: a place for dying that facilitates a dignified, peaceful, and profound experience for dying persons and their loved ones. 

This book presents a practical solution on multiple levels that will benefit all involved-patient, family, nurses, administrators, policy makers, and insurance companies. It presents the theoretical frameworks for end-of-life care and how the Golden Room concept fits into these frameworks. 

Practical Guide to Mechanical Ventilation

Publisher: Wiley
1st edition - April 19, 2011
Paperback: 366 pages
ISBN-10: 0470058072
ISBN-13: 978-0470058077

Mechanical ventilation is an essential life support for patients in the intensive care unit, emergency department and operating room who cannot sustain adequate homeostasis through spontaneous ventilation. This life-saving modality is implemented in a wide spectrum of clinical situations that result in respiratory failure, whether it be hypoxic or hypercapnic, acute or chronic. The wide breadth of causes of respiratory failure encompasses many specialties in both adult and pediatric practices: critical care medicine, pulmonary medicine, emergency medicine, anesthesiology, surgery, cardiology, neurology, and others. 
The book is of interest to all clinicians working in respiratory medicine, critical or intensive care, and anesthesia in hospitals and medical centers. 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Physical Health and Well-Being in Mental Health Nursing Clinical Skills for Practice

Publisher: Open University Press
1 Jan 2010
Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN-10: 0335233996
ISBN-13: 978-0335233991

This groundbreaking book provides mental health nurses with the core knowledge of the physical health issues that they need for their work, and places these in a context that can be easily integrated into clinical practice. Michael Nash considers the risk factors and assessment priorities amongst different mental health client groups and provides clinical insights into how best to work with service users to ensure their health is assessed and improved. 
Readers are encouraged to critically examine the notion that poor health in clients is solely related to lifestyle factors and how best they can contribute to better health outcomes for their clients. 

Medical Disorders in Pregnancy A Manual for Midwives

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
1st edition - 11 July 2008
Paperback: 320 pages
ISBN-10: 1405151684
ISBN-13: 978-1405151689 

The need for joint medical and midwifery care is stressed in the latest CEMACH report, with a recommendation that contemporary midwifery education prepares midwives for problems in pregnancy and adverse pregnancy outcome. Pre-conception care for women with medical disorders has also been stressed. Medical Disorders in Pregnancy is one of the first texts written specifically for midwives that provides an outline of common medical disorders that may be affected by pregnancy or which may cause pregnancy complications. For ease of use, all conditions are presented on two page templates, and each addresses: An explanation of the condition; Standard 'Non-pregnancy' treatment; Pre-conception care; Antenatal care; Intrapartum care, and Postnatal care. The management, treatment and care by both doctors and midwives are provided to allow a mutual understanding of each others roles and responsibilities. 

Best Practices in Nursing Education Stories of Exemplary Teachers

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
1st edition - September 7, 2005
Paperback: 232 pages
ISBN-10: 0826132359
ISBN-13: 978-0826132352

Written by teachers and about teachers, this book is for graduate students in nursing education as well as mid-career nurse educators. This volume features narratives based on interviews with twenty-one distinguished teachers of nursing. Selected by the editors based on personal experiences with them as teachers or mentors, their current stature in the nursing education community, or because they are recipients of national teaching awards, these teachers provide multiple role models for career development and offer a plethora of wisdom, including: 
1. Deciding on a career in teaching nursing 
2. Preparing and mentoring in teaching 
3. Maintaining excellence 
4. Comfortable times as a teacher 
5. Embarrassing teaching moments 
6. Most and least rewarding times 
7. Significant challenges 
8. Advice for new teachers 
9. Building collegial relationships 
10. Continuous self-development 

Care of the Newborn by Ten Teachers

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
1st edition - April 12, 2010
Paperback: 197 pages
ISBN-10: 0340968419
ISBN-13: 978-0340968413

Part of the popular Ten Teachers series, Care of the Newborn by Ten Teachers presents a detailed account of care of the normal neonate, including the minor health problems that midwives are expected to deal with on a daily basis, and provides care and treatment strategies for the neonate and family. 
This is an essential text for all diploma and degree student midwives, as well as those on post-qualifying courses in neonatal care and midwives returning to practice courses. It is also a useful reference for qualified midwives, student nurses on the child branch, and neonatal nurses. 

Mainstreaming Midwives The Politics of Change

Publisher: Routledge
March 30, 2006
Paperback: 576 pages
ISBN-10: 0415931517
ISBN-13: 978-0415931519

Providing insights into midwifery, a team of reputable contributors describe the development of nurse- and direct-entry midwifery in the United States, including the creation of two new direct-entry certifications, the Certified Midwife and the Certified Professional Midwife, and examine the history, purposes, complexities, and the political strife that has characterized the evolution of midwifery in America. 
Including detailed case studies, the book looks at the efforts of direct-entry midwives to achieve legalization and licensure in seven states: New York, Florida, Michigan, Iowa, Virginia, Colorado, and Massachusetts with varying degrees of success. 

A Pocket Guide for Student Midwives

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
1st edition - 16 Jun 2006
Paperback: 260 pages
ISBN-10: 0470019786
ISBN-13: 978-0470019788

This book is written with both degree and diploma student midwives in mind. It is split into two sections, each alphabetical. The first section contains some of the language of midwifery: terms, abbreviations and definitions. The second section contains common conditions, procedures, emergency situations, and supporting information. Each topic includes further factors that involve recognition, prevention, and actions to take in an emergency situation that may be in the form of flow/action charts. The procedures that are included have an overview of the ?how to?, (frequently including the preparation needed); and the ?why?, supported by research or evidence, and Midwives’ rules and standards (NMC 2004b) and The NMC code of professional conduct: standards for conduct, performance and ethics (NMC 2004a). The references used provide useful evidence to support practice. Finally, the supporting information is varied and ranges from details about Government and international initiatives to available support groups and useful websites. 

Writing your Nursing Portfolio A Step-by-step Guide

Publisher: Open University Press
1st edition - March 1, 2011
Paperback: 216 pages
ISBN-10: 0335242847
ISBN-13: 978-0335242849

This handy guide, co-published with the Nursing Standard, is perfect for nurses who need to put together a portfolio and don't know where to start. Written as a step-by-step guide it answers all the common questions about how to compile and write a good nursing portfolio. 
Each chapter includes different tasks so you can create your portfolio as you work through the book. The book assumes no prior knowledge of portfolio building and includes:
1. Examples of good and challenging portfolio pieces 
2. Tools and techniques for reflection and critical thinking 
3. Guidance on the NMC competency frameworks 

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Introducing Pharmacology for Nursing and Healthcare

Publisher: Pearson Education
1st edition - 16 July 2009
Paperback: 320 pages
ISBN-10: 0273718630
ISBN-13: 978-0273718635 

Pharmacology concerns all practitioners of medicine and is essentially the science of drugs. It calls for the use of techniques from many other fields, such as biochemistry, statistics, and epidemiology, and can therefore prove to be a challenging subject. 
Introducing Pharmacology has been specially written for nursing and healthcare professionals, both trainees and qualified practitioners. The book provides an easy to understand introduction to Pharmacology that nursing and healthcare professionals will find relevant from the beginning of clinical training at the hospital, and afterwards in medical practice. 

Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults

Publisher: Springer
1st edition - October 11, 2007
Hardcover: 558 pages
ISBN-10: 3540408428
ISBN-13: 978-3540408420

This is the first comprehensive book devoted exclusively to cancer in adolescents and young adults. It compiles medical, epidemiological, biological, psychological, and emotional issues of young adults’ oncology. The emphasis is on the differences of the "same" cancer in younger and older patients. Model programs specially designed to care for patients in the age group and surveillance of long-term adverse effects are reviewed. 
A comprehensive review of cancer in adolescents between the ages of 15 and 20. It is written for students, residents, or practitioners, whether they are general pediatricians, nurses, pediatric oncologists, or other pediatric sub-specialists. 

Writing for Publication in Nursing

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
2nd edition - June 24, 2010
Paperback: 318 pages
ISBN-10: 082611802X
ISBN-13: 978-0826118028

Writing and publishing a manuscript in the field of nursing is a long and often daunting process, but it can be simplified by understanding the ins and outs of developing a manuscript and submitting it for publication. This second edition is written specifically for nurses-for beginning and experienced authors, nurses writing articles about their practice, and nursing students at all levels to guide their preparation of papers for both courses and publication. 
This guide gives a clear description of the entire writing process, beginning with an idea, searching the nursing literature, preparing an outline, writing a draft and revising it, developing the final product, and finally, getting published. This edition also includes new content emphasizing the importance of disseminating information on evidence-based practice (EBP). Readers will learn how to write EBP papers, report research for use in practice, and disseminate the findings of clinical projects and innovations. 

Cancer in Children and Young People (Wiley Series in Nursing)

Publisher: Wiley
2nd edition - June 24, 2008
Paperback: 432 pages
ISBN-10: 0470058676
ISBN-13: 978-0470058671 

The book is divided into six sections: Chemotherapy, Haematopoetic Stem Cell Transplantation, General Surgery, Radiotherapy, Late Effects of cancer therapies, and Palliative Care. There is a brief commentary at the end of each section/chapter by a ‘novice’ author but experienced practitioner, highlighting to the reader what is already known and what the section/chapter adds to their current knowledge and practice. 
Although rare, there are more than 1700 new cases of cancer each year in children and young people aged between 0-24 years. As a specific group in need of cancer care, children, young people and their families require quality care underpinned by knowledge and increasing expertise. This book presents an up-to-date and contemporary approach to the treatment and care of children and young people who have cancer. 
This book is ideal for all nurses working in paediatric oncology centres, paediatric oncology shared care units, community children’s nurses and nurses working with young people with cancer in tertiary, secondary and primary health-care. Cancer in Children and Young People will also benefit practice nurses, district nurses, allied health professionals and student nurses. 

Rights, Risk and Restraint-Free Care of Older People Person-Centred Approaches in Health and Social Care

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
1st edition - January 2010
Paperback: 224 pages
ISBN-10: 1843109581
ISBN-13: 978-1843109587

The restraint of older people is a pressing issue for health and social care practice. This book provides health and social care professionals with an authoritative reading resource on the ethics and use of restraint. The book provides an overview of the different forms of restraint, the conditions under which they are used, and their implications for the health and wellbeing of older people. Practical approaches to minimising are then explored, underlining the importance of person-centred care. Innovative programmes and approaches to reducing the use of restraint from around the world are described and assessed, and case studies are drawn upon to highlight practice challenges and their effective resolutions. The perspectives of older people and their carers and families, as well as of professionals, commissioners and regulators of health and social care, are also taken into account. The contributors are drawn from an international range of health and social care settings, as well as from the academic world. This in-depth volume will help health and social care professionals better understand the complex issues that surround the use of restraint, support practice that puts older people at the centre of decision-making about their care, and enable services to provide safer and more appropriate care. This series constitutes a set of accessible, jargon-free, evidence-based good practice guides for all those involved in the care of people with dementia and their families. The series draws together a range of evidence including the experience of people with dementia and their families, practice wisdom, and research and scholarship to promote quality of life and quality of care. 

Hospital English Learning Workbook for International Nurses

Publisher: Radcliffe Medical PR
1st edition - July 2006
Paperback: 176 pages
ISBN-10: 1857758641
ISBN-13: 978-1857758641

This workbook is designed to help international nurses who wish to practice in the UK or need to develop skills to apply for higher grade posts. It should help to improve English communication skills and develop confidence when treating patients. Sections are included which offer a better understanding of the language, professionalism, the working environment and opportunities. It offers numerous examples to explain unfamiliar or idiosyncratic situations. 

Fast Facts for Evidence-Based Practice Implementing EBP in a Nutshell

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
1st edition - December 7, 2009
Paperback: 240 pages
ISBN-10: 082610567X
ISBN-13: 978-0826105677 

Concise and comprehensive, this book covers the basics of nursing research and the essentials of how to implement Evidence Based Practice (EBP). Using the short, reader-friendly, Fast Facts Series 'style,' the book is designed for those RNs studying Evidence Based Practice (EBP) who want quick access core content. 
Undergraduate nursing students who want a solid review of evidence based practice (& nursing research) will also find this book useful, as well as RN to BSNs student who need to assimilate content on basic nursing research. It is vital for both the practicing RNs and students to know the basics of EBP and understand how EBP can be implemented. 

Introducing Research and Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses

Publisher: Pearson Education Ltd
1st edition - May 5, 2010
Paperback: 156 pages
ISBN-10: 0273719165
ISBN-13: 978-0273719168

Want to know what research and nursing have in common? The answer is everything. Every time you meet a new patient you gather information about them, which is a form of research. This book looks at research in the context of a nursing student so you can learn how to use research skills during your study and future career. It covers everything from basic interviews, quantitative and qualitative data all the way to creating and summarizing questionnaires. Research is a fundamental part of the nursing and An Introduction to Research Methods for Nursing and Healthcare is the ideal book to get you started. 

Compact Clinical Guide to Infant and Child Pain Management An Evidence-Based Approach for Nurses

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
1st edition - February 22, 2011
Paperback: 368 pages
ISBN-10: 082610617X
ISBN-13: 978-0826106179

Presented in a concise, systematic format, this clinically oriented book provides nurses and physicians quick access to up-to-date information on how to assess and manage pain in infants and children, including adolescents who suffer from acute and chronic pain conditions. This book provides a comprehensive review of medications for infants and children as well as nonpharmacological interventions to achieve optimal pain management for young patients undergoing needle-related procedures as well as painful conditions related to surgery, trauma, cancer, sickle cell disease, and chronic pain. 

Law and Ethics in Children's Nursing

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
18 Jun 2010
Paperback: 272 pages
ISBN-10: 140516106X
ISBN-13: 978-1405161060

An important and practical guide on the legal and ethical aspects of child health care that enables nurses to understand the legal and ethical principles that underpin everyday nursing practice, and explores the way in which legal and ethical aspects of children?s nursing differs from those of adults. 

Essentials of Pharmacology for Nurses

Publisher: Open University Press
1st edition - 1 July 2009
Paperback: 264 pages
ISBN-10: 0335234046
ISBN-13: 978-0335234042

This accessible book introduces pharmacology and calculations in a friendly, informative way. The book focuses on the pharmacology knowledge needed at pre-registration level and does not assume previous knowledge of pharmacology, or a level of confidence with maths and drugs calculations. 

Barber and Robertson build on your existing knowledge of anatomy and physiology to help give a holistic understanding of body systems. This user-friendly guide includes: 
1. Calculation sections containing 90 calculations to help you perfect your skills. 
2.100 multiple choice questions to help the reader assess learning. 
4. Clinical tip boxes linking pharmacology to the role of the nurse. 
3.Patient scenarios from a range of different clinical settings, demonstrating pharmacology in clinical settings 

Friday, September 23, 2011

Introducing Psychology for Nurses and Health Care Professionals

Publisher: Pearson Education
1st edition - 8 Dec 2009
Paperback: 274 pages
ISBN-10: 0273721445
ISBN-13: 978-0273721444

Introducing Psychology for Nurses and Healthcare Professionalsis a refreshingly engaging, and accessible introduction to psychology written specifically to support nurses and other medical and health care professionals, such as Midwives and Care Assistants, in both their studies and in practice. Assumingno previous knowledge, the text emphasizes the importance of understanding the psychological thought and action of patients in order for nursing and healthcare professionals to provide appropriate and satisfactory patient care in practice. 
The seven chapters cover psychology topics relevant to nursing and health care including the various psychological approaches and how they can be applied, psychology across the lifespan, the psychology of communication, cognitive psychology, the basis of psychological thought and action, and the psychology of stress and pain. In addition to being an ideal introductory text for all pre-registration nursing courses, this book is also suitable for those in practice requiring a refresher or reference text.