Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 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. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Gastrostomy Care A Guide to Practice

Publisher: Ausmed Publications
1 Jan 2004
Paperback: 296 pages
ISBN-10: 0957987617
ISBN-13: 978-0957987616
 

The development of a relatively safe endoscopic procedure for the insertion of gastrostomy tubes has led to a staggering increase in the number of people who receive tube feeding. The percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) procedure has made enteral feeding available to many people who would not previously have received it. Tube feeding is more than formulae and equipment. People can be devastated to learn that they will no longer be able to eat and drink normally. In adjusting to the personal and social challenges involved, patients and their families require compassion and understanding. "Gastrostomy Care" draws on the clinical expertise of a wide range of health professionals. This wealth of practical clinical experience has produced an informative text that is enhanced with illustrative case studies, practical assessment tools, sample forms, and explanatory diagrams and photographs. In keeping with the evidence-based nature of the text, the book concludes with a list of references and a comprehensive, cross-referenced index. This book provides expert practical support for health professionals who care for people with gastrostomy tubes and for those who are involved in helping patients and their families make informed decisions about tube feeding. 

Monday, August 29, 2011

Communication for Nurses How to Prevent Harmful Events and Promote Patient Safety

Publisher: F.A. Davis Company 
1st edition - February 24, 2010
Paperback: 201 pages
ISBN-10: 0803620802
ISBN-13: 978-0803620803
 

This exceptional book for nurses and nursing students guides the development of the comprehensive, professional communication skills to prevent errors that result in patient injuries and death. With a patient-safety focus, thorough coverage of communication and extensive, interactive ancillaries, it demonstrates how communication is tied to desired clinical outcomes. 

Dosage Calculations An Incredibly Easy! Pocket Guide

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
1st edition - October 26, 2006
Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN-10: 1582555370
ISBN-13: 978-1582555379
 

Dosage Calculations: An Incredibly Easy! Pocket Guide provides time-starved nurses with critical information on calculating dosages accurately, in a streamlined, bulleted, quick-reference format. The book is pocket-sized for easy reference anytime, anywhere, and uses illustrations, logos, and other Incredibly Easy! features to help nurses grasp key points quickly. 


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Public Health Nursing Policy, Politics and Practice

Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
1st edition - January 18, 2008
Hardcover: 816 pages
ISBN-10: 1401839657
ISBN-13: 978-1401839659
 

Public Health Nursing: Leadership, Policy, and Practice presents cutting edge public health nursing content that focuses on populations and aggregates, the political process, public health nursing activism, and leadership in health policy development. Coverage of high risk populations, health policy, and disaster preparedness makes this text a unique tool for the public health nurse and administrator. A focus on the Healthy People 2010 objectives underscores the core functions of population-based practice and prepares the public health nurse for the challenges of today's global health issues. Readers searching for an innovative and focused text will turn to Public Health Nursing: Leadership, Policy, and Practice for the answers. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Intravenous Fluids Therapy PowerPoint Presentation


File Package Contains:
  1. 5 PowerPoint Presentation
    •  Introduction to IV Therapy (ppt)
    • Intravenous Therapy (ppt)
    •  IV Fluid Therapy (ppt)
  2. IV Fluids What Nurses Need to Know (PDF)
  3. IV Infusion A Clinical Skills Video (Manchester University School of Medicine 07:19 )
  4. Presentation Talking About:
    • Vein Anatomy and Physiology
    • Purposes of IV Therapy
    • Starting a Peripheral IV
    • IV Start Pain Management
    • Flushing Peripheral IV’s
    • Dressing/Bag Changes
    • Central Venous Catheters
    • Site Care and Complications
    • Types of IV Fluids
    • Determining Appropriate IVF
    • Calculating Drip Rate

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Procedures in Critical Care

Publisher: McGraw-Hill
1st edition - January 1, 2009
Hardcover: 165 pages
ISBN-10: 0071481818
ISBN-13: 978-0071481816 

Procedures in Critical Care gives you practical, on-the-spot management strategies for the broad range of conditions encountered in daily critical care practice. Supporting this coverage are full-color illustrations that take you step-by-step through each procedure. 
The guide spans the entire spectrum of critical care procedures--from general monitoring through neurologic and infectious disease procedures. The procedures discussed are organized by anatomy, adding clarity and clinical relevance to the book's skill-building perspectives. The high-yield, streamlined coverage emphasizes exactly what you need: indications, process, pitfalls, consensus, and recommendations. 


Within each chapter, you'll find 
  1. An introduction to the procedure 
  2. Definitions and terms 
  3. Detailed techniques, including indications and contraindications and preparation and complications where applicable 
  4. Radiographic imaging and drawings 
  5. Clinical pearls and common pitfalls 
  6. Suggested readings 

Clinical Care Classification CCC System Manual A Guide to Nursing Documentation

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
1st edition - September 26, 2006
Paperback: 280 pages
ISBN-10: 0826102689
ISBN-13: 978-0826102683
 

"The International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP ) is a program of the International Council of Nurses (ICN). One of the first steps in the development of the ICNP was to collect and compare all the nursing concepts in existing nursing terminologies, including the CCC. To facilitate the goal of ICNP as a unified nursing language system, a project is under way to map the CCC to the ICNP Version 1.0. This work will facilitate evaluation and ongoing development of both terminologies and allow ICN to compare data using CCC codes with data from other standard nursing terminologies." 

Nursing Children and Young People with ADHD

Publisher: Routledge
1st edition - 16 Dec 2008
Paperback: 272 pages
ISBN-10: 0415454115
ISBN-13: 978-0415454117
 

ADHD is one of the most commonly diagnosed behavioural disorders in children and young people. It is a complex and contested condition, with potential causes and treatments in biological, psychological and social domains. This is the first comprehensive text for nurses and other health professionals in this field. 
Nursing Children and Young People with ADHD explores the evidence, incorporating and expanding on the new NICE guidelines for practice in this area, to provide an essential knowledge base for practice. The text covers: causes, diagnosis, co-morbidity, user and carer perspectives, assessment, treatment and interventions (including those suitable for use in schools), prescribing and the legal background. 
An invaluable text for pre-registration student nurses on mental health and children branches, this will also be a useful reference work for post-registration nurses and health professionals seeking evidence-based recommendations for practice. 

Dual Diagnosis Nursing

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
1st edition - 30 Oct 2006
Paperback: 320 pages
ISBN-10: 1405119020
ISBN-13: 978-1405119023
 

The increasing number of individuals with co–existing substance misuse and psychiatric disorders presents a key challenge to mental health and addiction nurses. This practice–based text focuses on the management and intervention strategies to effectively meet the needs of this client group in both community and residential settings. 
Dual Diagnosis Nursing is a comprehensive text for practitioners on contemporary approaches to working with dual disorder and dual diagnosis patients. It explores both clinical and theoretical perspectives in a variety of different care and treatment settings, addressing key issues such as needs of special populations, multi–dimensional assessment, dealing with emergencies, prescribing and medication management, nursing and psychological interventions, spiritual needs, carers? interventions and professional development. 

Clinical Assessment and Monitoring in Children (Essential Clinical Skills for Nurses)

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
1st edition - April 29, 2008
Paperback: 352 pages
ISBN-10: 1405133384
ISBN-13: 978-1405133388
 

Assessment and monitoring are fundamental aspects of the care of the acutely ill child, especially in high dependency areas and critical care units. Clinical Assessment and Monitoring in Children is a practical, introductory guide which provides detailed information on assessment and monitoring techniques, including physical assessment, physiological monitoring and an appraisal of additional assessment tools to enable practitioners to develop effective skills. 
The book adopts a physical systems approach, discusses assessment strategies and tools (starting with the least invasive and moving to the more complex) and examines how to analyse and apply the information to provide ongoing care. Each chapter explores physical assessment and examination whilst maintaining the focus on the child and the family. 
Clinical Assessment and Monitoring in Children assumes no prior knowledge, and provides the knowledge and skills needed to underpin decision-making and provide effective evidence-based care. This is an invaluable resource for all health care practitioners involved in caring for children. 

Key Features:

  1. Explores assessment and monitoring of children from 0 - 16 years
  2. Draws upon National Service Frameworks and clinical practice guidelines
  3. Adopts a system by system approach
  4. Provides knowledge and skills needed to underpin decision-making and provide effective evidence-based care
  5. Includes hints on trouble-shooting and gaining the child and family's co-operation
  6. Includes case studies and suggested further reading 

Vision Loss in Older Adults Nursing Assessment and Care Management

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
1st edition - September 18, 2006
Paperback: 232 pages
ISBN-10: 0826102182
ISBN-13: 978-0826102188
 

This helpful and practical book provides an overview of vision problems in the older adult, ranging from retinopathies and age-related macular degeneration to cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. The contributions outline the prevention, assessment, and management of the major causes of vision loss, supplying nurses with information about the psychological and social impact of vision loss on the older adult and their families. The chapters further discuss resources and assistive devices for those affected and conclude with a look at innovations in the treatment of conditions contributing to vision loss in the older adult population. 

Everyday English for International Nurses A Guide to Working in the UK

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
29 May 2004
Paperback: 256 pages
ISBN-10: 0443073996
ISBN-13: 978-0443073991
 

This book helps nurses coming to work in the UK for the first time to communicate with patients and staff. Covering a range of subjects, its main purpose is to explain colloquial language that patients might use but is not found in conventional dictionaries e.g. 'to spend a penny' or 'trouble with the waterworks'. In addition to communication skills it contains practical advice on becoming registered, nursing in the UK and the organization of the health and social care team. 

Essentials of Pain Management

Publisher: Springer
1st Edition March 3, 2011
Paperback: 857 pages
ISBN-10: 0387875786
ISBN-13: 978-0387875781
 

This concise, evidence-based text contains essential topics important for every pain management student, trainee, and practitioner. Both acute and chronic pain management principles and techniques are discussed, while numerous case vignettes help reinforce basic concepts and improve clinical decision making. Throughout, a multidisciplinary approach to pain is stressed. Behavioral and physical therapies, plus ethical considerations, are also discussed in this indispensable guide for anyone involved in the management of pain. 

Synergy The Unique Relationship Between Nurses and Patients

Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau International
1st edition - October 31, 2007
Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 1930538510
ISBN-13: 978-1930538511
 

Synergy: The Unique Relationship Between Nurses and Patients offers a practical and intuitive framework that resonates with nurses from varying subspecialties, levels of expertise, and roles from staff nurse to chief nurse executive. It resonates with clinicians because it describes what nurses do based on the primacy of patients and optimal nurse-patient relationships. Large and small health care systems, schools of nursing, and professional organizations are working to develop and implement this new way of looking at nursing practice that is driven by the fundamental assumption that patient characteristics drive nurse competencies to ensure optimal patient outcomes. Through these 16 chapters, you will find the model revealed through the knowledge and experience of staff nurses, nurse leaders, educators, scientists, peer reviewers, and certification experts. 

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Community Health Nursing Frameworks for Practice

Publisher: Bailliere Tindall
2nd edition - 29 May 2003
Hardcover: 384 pages
ISBN-10: 070202659X
ISBN-13: 978-0702026591
 

This new edition of a highly successful key textbook for community health courses has been fully updated to reflect the changes in primary health care over the last decade. There are new chapters on the prevention of physical child abuse, community mental health nursing, community learning disability nursing and school nursing and greater emphasis on the significance of public health as a framework for practice. Community health nursing identifies frameworks that can help define new roles in practice and will provoke discussion on the common challenges and concerns relevant to all nurses in the community. 

Perioperative Nursing

Publisher: Greenwich Medical Media
1st edition - July 1, 2002
Paperback: 264 pages
ISBN-10: 1841100838
ISBN-13: 978-1841100838 

The field of perioperative nursing is a fast moving one. This comprehensive textbook is aimed at both the qualified and trainee nurse who has specialised, or is thinking of specialising, in perioperative care. The authors and editors are all experienced nurses and nurse-educators who aim to provide easy to read, and easy to find information about procedures, conditions and nursing skills that a newcomer to the field may not be familiar with, or with which he or she has only a superficial knowledge. Throughout the text, much use is made of illustrations, tables and boxes of key information, and a comprehensive list of references is included at the end of each chapter. 

Friday, August 19, 2011

Public Health Skills A Practical Guide for Nurses and Public Health Practitioners

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
1st edition - 28 Mar 2008
Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 1405155191
ISBN-13: 978-1405155199
 

Nurses and other public health practitioners have a crucial role to play in helping to improve the collective well being of society and so developing skills in public health - preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health - is key to this process. Public Health Skills: A practical guide for nurses and public health practitioners covers the complete spectrum of public health practice: the effective assessment and management of need, understanding policy and how to affect its implementation; before moving on to explore practical issues and themes surrounding the facilitation of public health. Within the four sections of the book, the text is organised around the ten core public health skills outlined in the National Occupational Standards for the practice of public health, covering skills including surveillance and assessment, collaborative working, working with communities, strategy development, risk management, leadership and ethics. Public Health Skills: A practical guide for nurses and public health practitioners provides the fundamental, essential knowledge and skills required to provide safe and effective practice and is an invaluable resource for all those connected to this vital, challenging and rapidly expanding aspect of health provision. 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Manual of Inpatient Psychiatry

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
1st edition - September 13, 2010
Paperback: 192 pages
ISBN-10: 0521141540
ISBN-13: 978-0521141543
 

Inpatient units treat some of the most difficult psychiatric patients. This compact clinical manual is convenient for use on the ward and serves as a standard guide for treatment, addressing the common questions and issues that clinicians face in day-to-day psychiatric work with this challenging patient group. Chapters are organised around the diagnoses found on inpatient psychiatric units, with additional chapters addressing documentation and the care of young adult inpatients. Charts, tables and clinical hints amplify the text, allowing practising clinicians to find the information they need quickly and easily, and enabling students to master the field for board and end-of-clerkship exams. This practical manual is essential reading for practising psychiatrists, psychiatric residents and all psychiatric educators, as well as serving as an accessible reference for physicians in other specialties who consult on the psychiatric ward, psychiatric nurses and medical students. 

Pharmacological Aspects of Nursing Care

Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
6th edition - September 17, 2001
Paperback: 976 pages
ISBN-10: 0766805026
ISBN-13: 978-0766805026
 

Pharmacological Aspects of Nursing Care is an indispensable text for today's nursing student. Newly revised and in full color, it features a comprehensive look at the increasingly complex nursing responsibilities related to pharmacology. Drug profiles have been expanded to include information on over 1,100 drugs; information specific to pediatric and geriatric clients is included as appropriate. Full chapter on drug calculations and thorough coverage of adverse effects reinforce the significance of absolute accuracy in drug administration. Nursing process presentation now includes diagnoses, planning goals and evaluation of outcomes. Enhanced critical thinking exercises and case studies bring real-world point of view to material while reinforcing key concepts. 

The Licensing Exam Review Guide in Nursing Home Administration

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
5th edition - March 22, 2008
Paperback: 180 pages
ISBN-10: 0826159249
ISBN-13: 978-0826159243
 

This revised and updated study guide is based on the same format as the actual exam and provides an easy-to-use, effective way to review essential concepts and practice test-taking skills. Serving as the key companion to Nursing Home Administration, 5th Edition (Springer Publishing, 2008), this up-to-the-minute guide reflects the latest changes in the domains of practice for nursing home administrators. 

The Guide features: 
  1. Over 800 test questions 
  2. Over 1000, Key terms and concepts 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Atlas of the Diabetic Foot

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
2nd edition - May 11, 2010
Hardcover: 260 pages
ISBN-10: 1405191791
ISBN-13: 978-1405191791 

Foot ulcers occur in approximately 15% of the patients with diabetes mellitus in their lifetime, with a major impact on their quality of life. Many hospital admissions related to diabetes are due to foot ulcers, which can result in prolonged hospital stay and increased morbidity and mortality. The majority of lower limb amputations are performed in patients with diabetes every year (80,000 at least in the USA). Most of the diabetes-related foot problems can be prevented or their severity reduced by early detection and treatment. This book contributes to improved foot care through raised awareness of prevention, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and management among healthcare professionals. 
This comprehensive atlas, now in a second edition, provides: 
  1. 520 color photographs, graphs, tables and imaging studies 
  2. Educational examples taken from genuine case reports 
  3. A reference guide for identifying patients at risk for foot problems 
  4. Illustration of common problems such as neuropathic and neuroischaemic ulcers, ischaemia and infection 
  5. Introduction to new technologies and bioengineered materials used for the treatment of foot ulcers 
This book will be of interest to diabetologists, endocrinologists, podiatrists, specialist nurses, general practitioners, surgeons and clinical researchers. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Critical Care of Children with Heart Disease Basic Medical and Surgical Concepts

Publisher: Springer
1st Edition - November 24, 2010
Hardcover: 774 pages
ISBN-10: 1848822618
ISBN-13: 978-1848822610
 

Critical Care of Children with Heart Disease will summarize the comprehensive medical and surgical management of the acutely-ill patient with congenital and acquired cardiac disease. The aim of the book is to teach bedside physicians, nurses and other caregivers, basic and practical concepts of anatomy, pathophysiology, surgical techniques and peri-operative management of critically ill children and adults with congenital heart disease, allowing these professionals to anticipate, prevent or else treat such pathologies. The book will cover specific cardiac lesions, review their anatomy, pathophysiology, current preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative assessment and management; medical and surgical complications will be briefly described with each lesion further discussed in specific chapters. In addition, the book will have dedicated chapters to management of cardiac patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, hemofiltration, hemo or peritoneal dialysis and plasma exchange. Practical guidelines for cardiovascular nursing care will be also included. 

Monday, August 15, 2011

NCLEX-PN Review (Delmar's Nclex-Pn Review)

Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
2nd edition - January 25, 2010
Paperback: 703 pages
ISBN-10: 1428310940
ISBN-13: 978-1428310940
 

For anyone pursuing a career in practical or vocational nursing, NCLEX-PN REVIEW will help you prepare. Each subject is presented concisely and thoroughly in outline format and is organized around the Nursing Process. Anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology topics are integrated throughout the book to improve understanding and application of difficult concepts. Practice tests and a unique software program help build confidence and familiarity with the material along with various styles of NCLEX questions such as multiple response and the new "charting style" question. Over 4000 questions are included for practice. 

Practice Questions for NCLEX-PN (Delmar's Practice Questions for Nclex-Pn)

Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
2nd edition - January 22, 2010
Paperback: 400 pages
ISBN-10: 1428312196
ISBN-13: 978-1428312197
 

Reinforcing the concepts and critical thinking skills necessary to pass the NCLEX-PN licensure examination, Delmar's Practice Questions for NCLEX-PN, Second Edition is a proven resource. More than 4000 questions encompass the core areas of the curriculum including Pharmacology, Nutrition, Mental Health and Gerontology. Each question is categorized according to areas of the test plan established by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing offering a solid foundation in exam preparation.