Saturday, November 19, 2011

Nursing Research Generating and Assessing Evidence for Nursing Practice

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Ninth, North American Edition
August 16, 2011
Hardcover: 768 pages
ISBN-10: 1605477087
ISBN-13: 978-1605477084
 

Thoroughly updated and revised to emphasize the link between research and evidence-based practice, this Ninth Edition of a classic textbook presents state-of-the-art methods for conducting high-quality studies. The ancillary Resource Manual includes application exercises, models of comprehensive research critiques. 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Lippincott's Textbook for Personal Support Workers: A Humanistic Approach to Caregiving

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
1st edition - November 1, 2010
Paperback: 944 pages
ISBN-10: 1608311708
ISBN-13: 978-1608311705
 

This book is a Canadian adaptation of Lippincott's Textbook for Nursing Assistants, retaining the book's direct, conversational writing style and emphasis on professionalism and humanism. This adaptation prepares students to work as Personal Support Workers (who may be designated by other titles, depending upon the province) in long-term, acute, and home health settings. The original text has been adapted to cover the Canadian healthcare system, discuss considerations for caring for native Canadian populations, and present SI units of measurement. Although each province has a slightly different scope of practice, care has been taken to address the most general, overriding issues of concern to all provinces. 

Hurst Reviews Pathophysiology Review

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
1st edition - May 14, 2008
Paperback: 736 pages
ISBN-10: 007148986X
ISBN-13: 978-0071489867
 

Based on Marlene Hurst's popular nursing seminars that train over 30,000 students annually, this innovative review is loaded with the author's time-tested strategies - all designed to help you excel in your Pathophysiology course exams. 

Pathophysiology Review is unlike any other resource as it explains how to apply critical thinking and test-taking skills rather than how to re-learn course content. Marlene shows you how to “think on your feet” in order to succeed on your Pathophysiology exams. 

Community as Partner: Theory and Practice in Nursing

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 
Sixth edition - September 25, 2010 
Paperback: 416 pages 
ISBN-10: 1605478555 
ISBN-13: 978-1605478555 

This updated and revised text examines the contemporary public health nursing role as a 'hands on' care giver combined with the public health role of community detective and epidemiologist who promotes a healthy, effective partnership with the community. It presents a global focus that is appropriate for our shrinking world and includes disaster and community health threats as well as concepts and goals addressed by the World Health Organization (WHO). The book is used as a graduate level text that focuses on community assessment and development of community health programs that address community health needs. It is also used as an adjunct text in BSN and BSN-completion programs to cover the concepts of community demographics, community assessment, analysis and advocacy. 

Friday, November 11, 2011

Focus on Nursing Pharmacology

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Fifth edition - December 16, 2009
Paperback: 1040 pages
ISBN-10: 0781789826
ISBN-13: 978-0781789820
 

Amy Karch has found that students learn best when concepts are built upon each other, growing from simple to complex, building on a foundation of understanding.
Organized by body systems, this heavily illustrated book organizes essential nursing pharmacology information into focused, easy-to-learn steps. Building key concepts upon each other, the text gives students a solid foundation of understanding. Easy to understand drug prototype boxes are integrated as well as integrated content summaries. The fifth edition includes a completely revamped art program with more images depicting drug actions than any of the book's competitors. The fifth edition also underwent major reorganization to streamline the very functional "Focus on" theme for drug use across the lifespan, cultural and gender considerations, evidence-based practice, patient teaching, herbal and alternative therapies and dosage calculations; a new box, "Focus on Safe Medication Administration;" and totally revamped "Drugs in Focus" table for each classification of drugs. Focused content and focused features equal a focused student.
In addition, we've expanded and updated content on psychiatric agents (includes new indications, cautions and precautions), and significantly expanded information on AIDS and therapeutic management. Drug discussions include therapeutic actions and indications, pharmacokinetics, contraindications and cautions and adverse effects. Detailed rationales are presented throughout. Each chapter opens with Learning Objectives and a Glossary of Key Terms, and ends with NCLEX-style questions, and contains a case study-based critical thinking exercise that sets up a situation, shows critical thinking, and then presents a discussion and case-based nursing care guide. Features like this make the book an essential teaching tool.
 


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Critical Thinking and Writing for Nursing Students (Transforming Nursing Practice)

Publisher: Learning Matters Ltd. 
1st edition - May 12, 2010 
Paperback: 158 pages 
ISBN-10: 1844453669 
ISBN-13: 978-1844453665 

Critical thinking and reflecting are core skills that nursing students are expected to develop and evidence throughout their studies. However, many nursing students find learning to think critically a little daunting. This book is a clear and practical guide to help students develop these skills. The book explains what critical thinking is and its importance within nursing practice, how to use these skills in practical contexts, and how the student can demonstrate their abilities in written form. Throughout, the book demonstrates the transferable nature of critical thinking and reflection from academic contexts to the real practice of nursing. 

Understanding Research for Nursing Students (Transforming Nursing Practice)

Publisher: Learning Matters Ltd.
1st edition - April 30, 2010
Paperback: 141 pages
ISBN-10: 1844453685
ISBN-13: 978-1844453689
 

From the start of their training, it's crucial for nursing students to be able to understand and evaluate current research to support their learning and reading assignments. However, many books focus on how to do research rather than how to understand and evaluate research. This book helps students recognize what good research is by providing an entry level guide to the main research methodologies used in nursing. It puts research into context for student nurses, explaining how they need to use the skills of critiquing and evaluating research throughout their course and how this is linked to evidence-based practice. 

Learning to Learn in Nursing Practice (Transforming Nursing Practice)

Publisher: Learning Matters Ltd.
1st edition - June 19, 2009
Paperback: 125 pages
ISBN-10: 1844452441
ISBN-13: 978-1844452446
 

In the UK, pre-registration student nurses spend 50% of their training on practice placements which provide a wealth of opportunities for students to develop their knowledge and skills. However, many students find themselves in a clinical environment which is foreign and confusing. This book will help the student to seek out and construct learning opportunities from within the clinical environment. It will also be useful in the development of skills for practice learning which will help to achieve a competent standard. This book will be, first and foremost, a practical and relevant guide for students on developing skills for learning from, in, and during their practice placements. 

How to Master Nursing Calculations

Publisher: Kogan Page Ltd
September 3, 2010
Paperback: 176 pages
ISBN-10: 0749461551
ISBN-13: 978-0749461553
 

Chris Tyreman is a practising nurse who has taught numeracy and literacy skills to adults via distance learning and evening classes. He is also the author of How to Master the BMAT and co-author of How to Master the UKCAT. 

Canadian Essentials of Nursing Research

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Third Edition - January 1, 2010
Paperback: 512 pages
ISBN-10: 160547729X
ISBN-13: 978-1605477299
 

This nursing research text features state-of-the-art research undertaken by Canadian nurse researchers, as well as additional Canadian content relating to the history of nursing research, ethical considerations, models of nursing, and models of research utilization. This thoroughly updated Third Edition has a greater focus on evidence-based practice and assists the reader in evaluating the adequacy of research findings. The text includes four new research reports, two with full written critiques. 

Pharmacology for Nursing Care


Publisher: Saunders
7th edition - July 29, 2009
Hardcover: 1376 pages
ISBN-10: 1416062491
ISBN-13: 978-1416062493
 

This text emphasizes understanding over memorization to effectively present the "big picture" through the use of drug prototypes, large and small print, and special foundational chapters that cover principles related to each body system. At the end of each chapter, a summary of major nursing implications also helps you apply the material to real-world situations.
A prototype drug approach uses one drug within each drug family that characterizes all members of its group to give you the knowledge you need to learn not only about related drugs currently on the market, but also about those drugs that will be released once the student begins practice.
 

Nursing Fundamentals Demystified: A Self-Teaching Guide

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
1 edition - July 13, 2010
Paperback: 332 pages
ISBN-10: 0071495703
ISBN-13: 978-0071495707
 

Nursing Fundamentals Demystified offers a fast and interesting way for you to understand the foundational concepts and information that will be the cornerstone of your entire nursing education and career. It helps you sort through the mountain of information nursing students face and focus on the essentials – that which you truly must know to be a successful nurse. You’ll also learn how apply this information to real-world clinical situations.

In order to make the learning process as effective as possible, you’ll find learning aids such as chapter objectives; key terms, tables and boxed information which summarize important concepts; nursing alerts which spotlight critical safety information; nursing care plans in selected chapters which help you identify key assessment data, nursing diagnoses, and interventions; selected procedure tips to assist you with the clinical application of content, questions that appear throughout each chapter to help you evaluate your comprehension; and NCLEX®-style questions at the end of each chapter.
 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Taylor’s Fundamentals of Nursing, 7th Edition Q&A

By Wolters Kluwer Health
Free App
Released: Dec 01, 2010
Version: 1.0
Size: 1.7 MB
Language: English
Seller: Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
© Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later


Description:
A companion to the Lippincott Williams and Wilkins textbook, Fundamentals of Nursing: The Art and Science of Nursing, Seventh Edition, by Carol R. Taylor, Carol Lillis, Priscilla LeMone, and Pamela Lynn, Taylor’s Fundamentals of Nursing, 7th Edition Q&A allows you to create personalized NCLEX practice quizzes from 922 exam-style questions covering 46 pertinent content areas. Each multiple-choice question includes a rationale to further explain right and wrong answers, helping students grasp complex concepts quickly and retain that knowledge for test day.

Features include:
● Custom quiz building tools to sort questions by content area, previously answered questions, and quiz length.
● Stats tracking to provide overall performance on all 922 questions, and detailed results for each content area to highlight areas requiring further review.
● Question timer to help establish pace.
● Question browser mode for unscored review of all content sections.
● Reference mode to display correct answers immediately for quick review.
● Bookmarking to save difficult questions for future study.
● Shuffle setting to randomize question order within sections or with all sections.



Smeltzer's Medical Surgical Nursing, 12th Edition Q&A

By Wolters Kluwer Health
Free App
Released: Dec 01, 2010
Version: 1.0
Size: 1.8 MB
Language: English
Seller: Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
© Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later


Description:
A companion to the Lippincott Williams and Wilkins textbook, Brunner and Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, 12th Edition, by Suzanne C. Smeltzer, Brenda Bare, Janice L. Hinkle, and Kerry H. Cheever, Smeltzer's Medical Surgical Nursing, 12th Edition Q&A allows you to create personalized NCLEX practice quizzes from 1498 exam-style questions covering 72 pertinent content areas. Each multiple-choice question includes a rationale to further explain right and wrong answers, helping students grasp complex concepts quickly and retain that knowledge for test day. 

Features include:
● Custom quiz building tools to sort questions by content area, previously answered questions, and quiz length.
● Stats tracking to provide overall performance on all 1498 questions, and detailed results for each content area to highlight areas requiring further review. 
● Question timer to help establish pace.
● Question browser mode for unscored review of all content sections.
● Reference mode to display correct answers immediately for quick review.
● Bookmarking to save difficult questions for future study.
● Shuffle setting to randomize question order within sections or with all sections.






Nursing Health Assessment Q&A


Free App
Released: Dec 01, 2010
Version: 1.0
Size: 1.4 MB
Language: English
Seller: Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
© Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later

Description:


A companion to the Lippincott Williams and Wilkins textbook, Nursing Health Assessment: A Best Practice Approach, by Sharon Jensen, LWW’s Nursing Health Assessment Q&A, by Jensen allows you to create personalized NCLEX practice quizzes from 586 exam-style questions covering 31 pertinent content areas. Each multiple-choice question includes a rationale to further explain right and wrong answers, helping students grasp complex concepts quickly and retain that knowledge for test day. 





Features include:
● Custom quiz building tools to sort questions by content area, previously answered questions, and quiz length.

● Stats tracking to provide overall performance on all 586 questions, and detailed results for each content area to highlight areas requiring further review. 

● Question timer to help establish pace.
● Question browser mode for unscored review of all content sections.
● Reference mode to display correct answers immediately for quick review.
● Bookmarking to save difficult questions for future study.
● Shuffle setting to randomize question order within sections or with all sections.


6 Medication Safety Tips for Nurses

Medication errors is one of the most common and also most serious mistake nurses are prone to committing.

Why nurses? 
It is because we are the ones who administer the medications. Even professional nurses can sometimes make medication errors particularly in dosing and route of administration.
Here are some tips on how to give medications safely and avoid harming the patient.
1. Check the order
Make sure the physician’s order is complete and correct. A complete order consists of the drug’s name, dosage,  frequency, and route of administration. If an order is incomplete or unclear, never assume the information. Check with the ordering physician before proceeding.
2. Check the medication
Look for the expiration date and make sure it isn’t expired. Check the labels and compare with the order. Also, always look at the characteristics of the medication when preparing them.
If a medication that is supposed to be clear looks cloudy, discard the drug and get a fresh one. Drugs that come in single dose preparations should be sealed and not tampered with. Never store excess medications from single doses.
3. See drug interactions
Patients are often given more than one drug. See drug interactions for each medication and confirm with the patient’s chart if there are any contraindications or special precautions to be made. Patient history on previous anaphylactic reactions should also be noted.
4. Compute dosages correctly
Most mistakes come from incorrect computation of drug dosages. Make sure computations are correct by double checking them, if in doubt, ask another colleague or check with the dosing information of the drug. Brush up on your dosing math and conversion skills.
5. Limit conversations
Limit conversations when you are on your way to administering medications. Concentrate on the task at hand, attentiveness is the most important aspect of safety.
6. Rights of medication administration
Know by heart and follow the “Rights” of medication administration religiously.  These principles are paramount to a safe medication administration.
Read in the blog - Medication Administration Rights

Pharmacology for Future Nurses

By Sophie Sokolow, MPharm, PhD
Assistant Professor UCLA School of Nursing and Center for the Advancement of Gerontological Nursing Sciences UCLA Brain Research Institute
 
Total Video : 24 Episodes 

Future nurses will learn which are the most appropriate pharmacological treatments for the most common health disorders across the life span. Discus the pharmacokinetic factors that influence drug effectiveness and adverse reactions. Provide scientific rationales for administering selected drug therapies based on evaluation of current research. 


Content:


1. Autonomic Nervous System (Part 1 [17:52] Part 2 [48:35])
2. Pharmacodynamics [36:11]
3. Pharmacokinetics (Part 1 [39:29] Part 2 [35:40])
4. Endocrine Disorders [51:53]
5. Estrogens and Progestins [36:30]
6. CNS Epilepsy [37:31]
7. Extra curriculum - Ongoing quest for new Therapies in Alzheimer's Disease [54:14]
8. Birth Control, Drug Therapy for Infertility, Androgens [51:43]
9. Major Drugs of Abuse [18:08]
10. Pain Managment and Opioids [41:20]
11. Respiratory [40:36]
12. Asthma [48:09]
13. Antihypertensive (APN lecture) Part 1[42:55] Part 2 [41:48]
14. Cardiac Heart Failrue and Antiarrythmics (45:20)
15. Cardiac Heart Failure (54:25)
16. Antihyertensive (MECN lecture) Part 1 [53:16] Part 2 [45:35]
17. Angina Pectoris [26:57]
18. Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) [02:34]
19. Anemias [26:46]
20. Anticoagulants, Antiplatelets and Thrombolytic Agents [40:41]
 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Population-Based Nursing Care

East Tennessee State University
College of Nursing
By Dr. Audry Greenwell
2011
Total Videos: 14 Episodes
 

This course is an introduction to the nursing care of populations and allows students to explore the public health sciences, health policy, public health ethics, health care delivery, and the community health nurse’s role. All students will assess the historical, social, political, economic, environmental, educational, health, and cultural aspects of a community and populations. (fall, spring)

Episodes :
1. Introduction Community and Health (37:08) 
2. History of Community Health Nursing (31:39) 
3. Epidemiology, Health Systems, Healthcare Economics (12:23) 
4. Ethical Legal Considerations 42:53) 
5. Ethical Legal Considerations Continue (56:40) 
6. Health, Policy, and Politics (14:12) 
7. Environmental Health (40:18) 
8. Health Promotion and Theory (20:49) 
9. Public Health Informatics (32:51) 
10. Communicable Disease (10:38) 
11. Global International Health and Illness (09:53) 
12. Chronic Illness (32:20) 
13. Complementary and Holistic Health (20:02) 
14. Cultural Foundations Transcultural Nursing (22:13)