Monday, October 31, 2011

Making Sense of the ECG

Publisher: Hodder Arnold
3rd edition - 30 May 2008
Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 0340946881
ISBN-13: 978-0340946886

Electrocardiography is one of the most common investigations performed by physicians, surgeons, general practitioners, nursing staff and paramedics. For cardiologists or those who read ECGs every day, pattern recognition in ECGs can become fairly straightforward; for most others even basic ECGs can present problems. If you are a non-expert, a trainee, or simply lack confidence in reliably interpreting ECGs, Making Sense of the ECG is designed for you. 

Find answers to the following important questions: 

* How do I interpret this ECG? 
* Are these abnormalities significant? 
* How do I distinguish between VT and SVT? 
* Has this patient had a myocardial infarction? 
* How do I measure a QT interval? 
* Should I refer this patient to a cardiologist? 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Mental Health Workers: A Beginner's Guide

Publisher: Routledge 
1st edition - May 15, 2008 
Paperback: 264 pages 
ISBN-10: 1583918701 
ISBN-13: 978-1583918708 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is an effective and frequently used psychological treatment. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Mental Health Workers offers the reader a good overview of CBT, allowing them to develop an understanding of the patient’s problems, utilise the approach effectively, prepare for supervision, and integrate CBT skills into everyday practice.

This clear, comprehensive introduction written by experienced clinicians, describes how to use CBT within the busy clinical environment. Subjects covered include:

1. The therapeutic relationship in CBT
2. Treating anxiety disorders and depression

ABC of Patient Safety

Publisher: BMJ Books
1st edition - July 10, 2007
Paperback: 64 pages
ISBN-10: 1405156929
ISBN-13: 978-1405156929

This brand new title in the popular ABC series offers an up-to-date introduction on improving patient safety in primary and secondary care. The ABC of Patient Safety covers an area of increasing importance in healthcare and provides a clear description of the underlying principles that influence practice. Patient safety is now an integral part of the training for all Foundation doctors and is rapidly becoming a component of many undergraduate and postgraduate exams, including the nMRCGP. This book is an ideal companion for this training. A wide variety of clinical staff and managers in primary and secondary care will find this book an essential text, offering an ideal theoretical and practical aid to patient safety. GPs and practice managers will find this book of particular interest, as well as medical and nursing students. 

Intravenous Therapy for Health Care Personnel

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Hardcover: 238 pages
ISBN-10: 0073401935
ISBN-13: 978-0073401935

Intravenous Therapy for Health Care Personnel is a one of a kind book for entry-level health care practitioners to learn the basics of IV therapy. This eight-chapter text/workbook covers essential topics, including coverage within the scope of practice for Medical Assistants. 

Chest Pain: Advanced Assesment and Management Skills

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
1st edition - 15 Jan 2007
Paperback: 280 pages
ISBN-10: 140514422X
ISBN-13: 978-1405144223

Chest Pain: Advanced Assessment and Management promotes a systematic approach to the assessment and management of patients presenting with chest pain and related undifferentiated symptoms. Specifically, it equips practitioners with the knowledge and clinical skills needed to effectively differentiate and respond to clinical presentations where the primary symptom for seeking healthcare advice involves chest pain.

Introductory chapters in section one explore the principles of physical assessment, history taking and differential diagnosis to provide the framework for subsequent chapters, which explore cardiac and non-cardiac causes of chest pain.

Section two examines the advanced assessment and overall management of patients with pain in the chest. A range of clinical conditions that trigger chest pain and other related symptoms are covered, including: angina, acute coronary syndromes, pericarditis and myocarditis, aortic dissection, pulmonary embolism, oesophago-gastric disorders, musculoskeletal causes, pulmonary and respiratory causes, coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction, chest pain caused by trauma or cardiac syndrome X, cocaine misuse and Herpes zoster.
"A comprehensive text on a very relavant subject." British Journal of Cardiac Nursing
"[This book] would be useful to doctors, nurses and paramedics working in a variety of areas." British Journal of Cardiac Nursing
"An invaluable resource for nurses working in advanced nursing practice roles or those developing their knowledge and skills in this area." British Journal of Cardiac Nursing

Clinical Skills The Essence of Caring

Publisher: Open University Press
1st edition - 10 Mar 2009
Paperback: 269 pages
ISBN-10: 0335223559
ISBN-13: 978-0335223558

Clinical Skills: The Essence of Caring is an innovative new textbook and integrated Media Tool package which makes teaching and learning nursing interactive! Based on the Essence of Care, this book covers the core clinical skills curriculum and takes a holistic approach to the importance of delivering excellent nursing care.

Key Features:

Comprehensive coverage: An accessible account of all fundamental skills is provided, including Record Keeping, Communication and Pressure Ulcers.

Pedagogy: A multitude of activity and case study boxes, a glossary, self-test questions and 25 patient scenarios really bring the topics to life.

Case studies: This section contains a video case study for each nursing branch (Adult, Child, Mental Health and Learning Disability) which follows a patient journey to highlight the importance of empathic caring.

Skill Sets: This section includes video demonstrations and self-test questions for the clinical skills covered in first and second year nursing programmes, including: Infection Control, Wound Care, and Administration of Medicines.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Role Development for Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
1st edition - December 15, 2010
Paperback: 256 pages
ISBN-10: 0826105564
ISBN-13: 978-0826105561

This innovative text presents a distinctive two-part chapter organization that provides content followed by one or more Reflective Responses, which consist of commentaries that may counter or support the opinions of each chapter author. Written by well-known DNP leaders representing the diverse roles and experience of academics, administrators, and practitioners from different DNP programs, these Reflective Responses initiate thought-provoking classroom discussion. This stimulating and provocative text presents issues germane to DNP education, core competencies, and unfolding role development. It is an essential resource in DNP role development courses and courses covering contemporary DNP degree issues. 

Study Guide for Fundamentals of Nursing: The Art and Science of Nursing Care

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Seventh edition - November 1, 2010
Paperback: 432 pages
ISBN-10: 0781793866
ISBN-13: 978-0781793865

Created in conjunction with Fundamentals of Nursing, Seventh Edition, this Study Guide helps students review and apply concepts from the textbook to prepare for exams as well as nursing practice. Each chapter includes three sections: Practicing for NCLEX® (containing multiple-choice and alternate-format questions), Developing Your Knowledge Base (including a variety of questions formats such as fill-in-the-blank, matching, and short answer), and Applying Your Knowledge (comprised of critical thinking questions, reflective practice scenarios, and patient care studies). An Answer Key appears at the back of the book.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Pathophysiology Made Incredibly Easy

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Fourth edition - January 24, 2008
Paperback: 544 pages
ISBN-10: 078177912X
ISBN-13: 978-0781779128 

Expanded, updated, and now in full color throughout, this Fourth Edition presents vital pathophysiology information in an easy-to-understand, easy-to-remember, entertaining, and practical manner. Chapters cover cancer, infection, immune disorders, genetics, blood, and disorders of each body system, highlighting pathophysiologic processes, signs and symptoms, diagnostic test findings, and current treatments. Illustrations, memory joggers, and other special features help readers understand and remember key points.

This edition's expanded cancer chapter covers more types of cancer. The Practice Makes Perfect self-test includes more NCLEX®-style questions, with rationales for correct and incorrect answers.

Anatomy & Physiology An Incredibly Easy! Workout

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
1st edition - February 27, 2008
Paperback: 256 pages
ISBN-10: 0781783038
ISBN-13: 978-0781783033

Anatomy & Physiology: An Incredibly Easy! Workout features over 250 enjoyable practice exercises to help readers understand anatomy and physiology with ease. A perfect companion to Anatomy & Physiology Made Incredibly Easy!, this workbook uses the light-hearted Incredibly Easy! writing style that makes learning and reviewing complex information less threatening and more fun.

Chapters test the reader's knowledge of anatomic structures and physiologic processes for every body system as well as genetics, chemical organization, and fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance. Readers begin each chapter with a brief Warm-up outline review and then maneuver through practice exercises, including crossword puzzles, matching games, and labeling. Nurse Joy and other host characters offer coaching and encouragement.

Transcultural Caring Dynamics in Nursing and Health Care

Publisher: F.A. Davis Company
1st edition - December 10, 2009
Paperback: 544 pages
ISBN-10: 0803608098
ISBN-13: 978-0803608092

Here a unique approach to understanding the ever-changing dynamics among cultures and to building a transcultural caring relationship between the professional and client. This new model reflects how globalization, mass communication, and technology are affecting cultures in today world and how cultures are influencing one another. 

Plumer's Principles and Practice of Intravenous Therapy

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Eighth edition - May 1, 2006
Paperback: 848 pages
ISBN-10: 0781759447
ISBN-13: 978-0781759441

Now in its Eighth Edition, this text offers clear and practical guidance for providing quality infusion care to patients in every setting. The book provides reliable, up-to-date information on state-of-the-art procedures, techniques, and equipment and current Infusion Nurses Society standards of practice.

Major sections cover assessment and monitoring, principles of equipment selection and clinical applications, patient-specific therapies, and special applications. Procedures are described in step-by-step detail, with emphasis on patient and health care worker safety. Coverage includes patient education and home care management guidelines. Each chapter ends with review questions.

Skill Checklists for Taylor's Clinical Nursing Skills A Nursing Process Approach

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Third edition - November 1, 2010
Paperback: 408 pages
ISBN-10: 0781795184
ISBN-13: 978-0781795180

This workbook allows students to practice and record the mastery of skills found in Taylor's Clinical Nursing Skills, Third Edition by providing checklists designed to record every step of each procedure. This set of checklists is valuable as a self-assessment tool for students and a means for faculty to record student performance. 

Student Laboratory Manual For Bates' Nursing Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Stu Lab edition - Jan 1 2012
Paperback 200
ISBN-10: 0781780632
ISBN-13: 978-0781780636

This Student Laboratory Manual was written by Jo Anne Kirk, RN, MSN, to accompany Bates’ Nursing Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking by 
Beth Hogan-Quigley, Mary Louise Palm, and Lynn S. Bickley. Each chapter has a corresponding textbook chapter and contains activities to help you retain and apply the knowledge you have gained from the associated textbook. 

Features include: 
1. Learning Objectives: Each chapter begins with a review of the stated Learning Objectives from the corresponding textbook chapter. 
2. Study Guide: The Study Guide portion of each chapter includes combinations of fill-in-the-blank, labeling, matching, sequencing, short-answer, and multiple-choice questions. All of these exercises help students to reinforce knowledge, synthesize concepts, prepare for tests, and ensure their understanding of Physical Examination and History taking. An answer key to each chapter is provided at the end of the manual. 
3. Case Studies: These scenarios focus on critical thinking. They ask students to consider how responses to patients would change with different assessment data, patient background, medical diagnoses, and other key variables. 
4. Documentation: Where applicable, the chapters include the Form for Use in Practice, which serves as a quick checklist by which students can ensure that they are covering all key areas of the health History and Physical assessment. This helps to Guide 

Numeracy in Nursing and Healthcare Calculations and Practice

Publisher: Pearson Higher Education
Published: 09 Apr 2009
Paper 248 pp
ISBN-10: 0273720740
ISBN-13: 9780273720744 

Competency in Maths is essential for safe nursing practice; this is the only text to clearly explain Maths specifically for students in nursing and healthcare, expelling the tears and frustration that can be experienced whilst trying to grapple with the subject.

The author has been teaching anatomy, physiology and pharmacology to nursing students for 25 years, and is well placed to understand the fears that students have when addressing numbers and maths. This text will help students to handle numbers confidently in the administration of drugs and other practice settings. Clinical examples will be used to illustrate the use of arithmetic and the student will be able to work at their own pace throughout.

In addition to drug calculations, the text will allow students to feel confident in other practice settings such as: calculating the body mass index (BMI) of a patient, reading and interpreting a blood result back from the lab, interpreting demographic data, calculating the nutritional intake for a patient, and measuring a patient’s blood pressure, pulse, and temperature.

Short Stay Management of Chest Pain (Contemporary Cardiology)

Publisher: Humana Press
1st edition - July 1, 2009
Hardcover: 284 pages
ISBN-10: 1603279474
ISBN-13: 978-1603279475

Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) continues to challenge our health care system in the complexity of presentation and the ever increasing number of patients exhibiting signs and symptoms of an acute coronary syndrome. Written by leading experts, Short Stay Management of Chest Pain provides scientific and clinical insights on the management of patients who arrive at the hospital with a presentation consistent with a potential acute coronary syndrome. Focusing on the cardiology aspects of chest pain, Short Stay Management of Chest Pain is a valuable tool for acute care physicians, nurses, and hospital administrators devoted to caring for this population. Short Stay Management of Chest Pain details the remarkable improvements in diagnostic accuracy and improved patient outcomes for patients presenting with suspected acute coronary syndromes. 

Nursing in Today's World Trends, Issues, and Management

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Tenth, North American Edition
September 19, 2011
Paperback: 624 pages
ISBN-10: 1605477079
ISBN-13: 978-1605477077

This popular, readable text presents the basic concepts underlying professional nursing and seeks to prepare students for the realities of contemporary issues affecting the profession and overall delivery of health care. Fully updated to cover today s evolving topics, this edition has a completely revised table of contents to help students better understand the nurse s role in health care. The text addresses key needs of today s instructors, particularly with the addition of a new chapter on safety concerns as well as new information related to evidence-based practice, coverage of health care reform, and more!Example inserts assist students to see the concepts applied in the work situation.Critical thinking exercises allow students to apply concepts through class discussion, small group work, or other interactive classroom activity.Communication in Action models assist students in developing their expertise in communicating with the health care team.First person approach engages students so they actually read this book.Colorful illustrations catch student interest and provide a learning opportunity for those who learn best from visual aids. 

Sparks and Taylor's Nursing Diagnosis Pocket Guide

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
1st edition - February 17, 2010
Paperback: 512 pages
ISBN-10: 1582557330
ISBN-13: 978-1582557335

NEW Sparks and Taylor's Nursing Diagnosis Pocket Guide is a pocket-sized companion to Sparks and Taylor's Nursing Diagnosis Reference Manual, 8e. This book offers a quick guide to authoritative plans of care for the most up-to-date 2009-2011 NANDA International (NANDA-I) approved nursing diagnoses. A unique assessment framework, colorful design and use of two-page spreads for each diagnosis, make the process of finding and using diagnoses quick and effective. See links between NANDA-I and the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) and Nursing Outcomes Classification(NOC) labels, and learn how these all fit together to provide patients with a global aspect of care. This book will be useful across nursing disciplines, throughout student curriculum, and as a clinical nurse. 

Clinical Drug Therapy Rationales for Nursing Practice

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Ninth, North American Edition
December 15, 2008
Paperback: 1068 pages
ISBN-10: 0781777690
ISBN-13: 978-0781777698

This popular core nursing pharmacology textbook provides unique coverage of nursing interventions for drug therapy with related rationales. Highly praised for its organized, readable presentation, the text explains the "why" behind each nursing action and emphasizes how drugs work differently in different patients. Highlights of the Ninth Edition include new Evidence-Based Practice displays, clearly identified FDA Black Box Warnings, case studies threaded through each drug chapter, key terms with definitions in chapter openers, a comprehensive glossary, a revised art program, and thoroughly revised end-of-chapter NCLEX®-style questions. 

Clinical Coach for Nurse Practitioners

Publisher: F.A. Davis Company
1st edition - March 1, 2010
384 pages
ISBN-10: 080362171X
ISBN-13: 978-0803621718 

rom classroom to practice-your own clinical coach by your side! Here's the perfect go-to guide for making decisions in clinical settings! Experienced practitioners coach you as you analyze 30 of the most common patient complaints and rule out each differential until you reach the correct diagnosis. 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

NCLEX-RN® Review Made Incredibly Easy

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Fifth edition - June 24, 2010
Paperback: 832 pages
ISBN-10: 1608313417
ISBN-13: 978-1608313419

Completely updated, this new edition employs the trusted Incredibly Easy! approach to make NCLEX review more interesting and easy to absorb. It provides page after page of solid clinical information and clear rationales in an engaging, encouraging manner that promotes knowledge retention while decreasing study anxiety. You'll actually enjoy learning, stay motivated, and improve your performance on the licensing exam!

NCLEX-RN Review Made Incredibly Easy makes complex clinical concepts Incredibly Easy to understand through its unique combination of outline format and creative learning tools - including memory joggers, special review sections and visual aids - designed to reinforce key concepts for all areas on the exam. New NCLEX-style practice questions in the book and on the companion website cover all question types appearing in the latest test plan - including audio and graphic option questions.

Lippincott's Review for Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Fifth edition - November 1, 2011
Paperback: 448 pages
ISBN-10: 1451116578
ISBN-13: 978-1451116571

Revised edition of: Springhouse review for medical-surgical nursing certification. 

Medical-Surgical Nursing Made Incredibly Easy

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Third edition - July 6, 2011
Paperback: 960 pages
ISBN-10: 1609136489
ISBN-13: 978-1609136482

Medical-Surgical Nursing Made Incredibly Easy! Third Edition provides nurses and nursing students with the information they need to confidently provide optimal patient care. Written in the award-winning Incredibly Easy! style, which makes complex medical-surgical nursing concepts easy to understand, it is perfect for those entering or needing a refresher in medical-surgical nursing.

The updated text covers nearly 300 disorders, treatments and nursing interventions across 13 body system-oriented chapters, with additional overview chapters on the nursing process and perioperative care, end-of-life care, and obesity. Each chapter includes a summary of key points and features headings and illustrations to enhance learning. Consistently formatted chapters and disorder entries make information easy to find. Key terms, bullets, checklists, and graphics focus attention on important information. In addition, online components, including case studies and NCLEX®-style questions, provide readers with additional learning tools.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pocket Guide for Nursing Health Assessment A Best Practice Approach

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
1st edition - October 25, 2010
Paperback: 552 pages
ISBN-10: 1582558469
ISBN-13: 978-1582558462

This full-color spiral-bound pocket guide provides quick access to all aspects of the nursing health history and physical examination. It includes key topics and questions for health promotion, common symptoms, and sentinel symptoms requiring immediate medical intervention. This clinical guide is a perfect companion to Jensen's Nursing Health Assessment: A Best Practice Approach. 

Introductory Medical-Surgical Nursing (Lippincott's Practical Nursing)

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Tenth edition - September 30, 2009
Paperback: 1264 pages
ISBN-10: 1605470635
ISBN-13: 978-1605470634

The Tenth Edition of this best-selling text for LPN/LVN students provides comprehensive coverage of introductory medical-surgical nursing in a highly visual and easy to understand manner. This content equips readers with the practical knowledge and skills to manage nursing care of clients in today's changing healthcare environments and eases the transition from classroom to clinical practice. The text has been updated to reflect the latest equipment and trends in health care, and includes hundreds of new full-color illustrations and photographs. 

Over 30 care plans are included, addressing common conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, cancer, myocardial infarction, stroke, diabetes mellitus, modified radical mastectomy, and chronic renal failure. "Stop, Think, and Respond" exercises in every chapter encourage rapid recall and practical assimilation of content.