Friday, January 13, 2012

Med-Surg Success A Course Review Applying Critical Thinking to Test Taking

Publisher: F.A. Davis Company 
2nd edition - November 19, 2010 
Paperback: 816 pages 
ISBN-10: 0803625049 
ISBN-13: 978-0803625044 

The road to nursing success begins here! A complete review of core concepts. More than 2,265 classroom-tested, NCLEX -style questions. (Alternate-item format, too!) Test-taking hints and rationales for correct and incorrect answers. TWO BOOKS IN ONE! Course review now. NCLEX -prep later. Assure your mastery of medical surgical nursing knowledge while honing your critical thinking and test-taking skills. The 2nd Edition of this popular resource features 2,000 questions that reflect the latest advances in medical-surgical nursing and the new, 2010 NCLEX-RN test plan. The seemingly huge volume of information you must master has been organized into manageable sections divided by body systems and specific diseases. Each chapter is a self-contained unit. For each practice question, you ll find the answer, rationales for correct and incorrect responses, and a test-taking tip. The comprehensive exam at the end of each chapter assesses your strengths and weaknesses, identifying areas for further study. 

Statistics for Nursing and Allied Health

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
1st edition - October 1, 2008
Paperback: 352 pages
ISBN-10: 0781754593
ISBN-13: 978-0781754590

This introductory textbook explores the role of research in health care and focuses in particular on the importance of organizing and describing research data using basic statistics. The goal of the text is to teach students how to analyze data and present the results of evidence-based data analysis. Based on the commonly-used SPSS software, a comprehensive range of statistical techniques—both parametric and non-parametric—are presented and explained. Examples are given from nursing, health administration, and health professions, followed by an opportunity for students to immediately practice the technique. 

Principles of Pediatric Nursing Caring for Children

Publisher: Prentice Hall
5th edition - January 15, 2011
Hardcover: 1200 pages
ISBN-10: 0132111756
ISBN-13: 978-0132111751

Written for today’s nurse, PRINCIPLES OF PEDIATRIC NURSING: CARING FOR CHILDREN, 5/e explores the conditions and nursing interventions for health conditions affecting children, adolescents and their families. Emphasizing research and evidence-based practice, it organizes material by body system instead of developmental stage, allowing faculty to teach pediatrics in integrated courses/short courses without redundancy. This edition includes a new chapter on genetic and genomic influences, more emphasis on culturally competent care, and new features that emphasize clinical reasoning and health promotion. Designed to help students bridge the gap between classroom and clinical situations, the book emphasizes health promotion and maintenance, growth and development, and family-centered care. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Child Abuse and Neglect: A Diagnostic Guide For physicians, surgeons, pathologists, dentists, nurses and social workers

Publisher: Manson Publishing Ltd
1st edition - December 10, 2010
Hardcover: 272 pages
ISBN-10: 1840761237
ISBN-13: 978-1840761238

Written by and for professionals in disciplines ranging from general and child abuse pediatrics to surgery, emergency medicine, pathology, dentistry, nursing and social work, this book reflects the latest knowledge in this field. It contains high-quality representative photographs of diagnostic possibilities. The authors stress throughout the importance of including a broad range of possibilities in their differential diagnoses so that a non-inflicted condition is not labelled child abuse, and an inflicted injury cannot be mistaken for a more innocent condition. 

Spiritual Assessment in Healthcare Practice

Publisher: M and K Update
August 2010
Paperback: 190 pages
ISBN-10: 1905539274
ISBN-13: 978-1905539277

There has been a groundswell of interest in and recognition of the importance the spiritual part of a person's life has to play in coping with/recovery from illness as well as in the attainment and maintenance of health, wellbeing and quality of life. Addressing the spiritual part of life is now a key part of the health care professional's job but this raises the question of how this part of life can be assessed and catered for and how health care professionals might be equipped for this task. Wilf McSherry and Linda Ross's new edited text tackles this very issue with contributors from different disciplines (including nursing, medicine, theology and chaplaincy) and countries (UK, USA, Malta) offering their own perspectives on this important part of care. Each chapter, therefore, has its own unique style but is concerned with one outcome, to see spiritual assessment and care as an integral part of holistic care whatever the setting. 

Advanced Practice Nursing An Integrative Approach

Publisher: Saunders 
4th edition - July 2, 2008 
Hardcover: 848 pages 
ISBN-10: 1416043926 
ISBN-13: 978-1416043928 

Covering all advanced practice competencies and roles, this book offers strategies for enhancing patient care and legitimizing your role within today's health care system. It covers the history of advanced practice nursing, the theory behind the practice, and emerging issues. Offering a comprehensive exploration of advanced practice nursing, this edition also adds a focus on topics including the APN scope of practice, certification, and the ethical and legal issues that occur in clinical practice. 

Blood Collection A Short Course

Publisher: F.A. Davis Company 
2nd edition - August 4, 2009 
Paperback: 192 pages 
ISBN-10: 0803616996 
ISBN-13: 978-0803616998 

The authors provide some excellent tools for teaching a venipuncture class though small, is complete in its coverage of topics related to phlebotomy. The unit on blood collection and venipuncture equipment is very thorough. . . Respiratory Care, review of the 1st Edition. Perfect for intensive one- or two-day phlebotomy courses! This user-friendly text concentrates on the crucial skills of blood specimen collection. . . making it a cost-effective, compact learning tool for cross training and continuing education. 

Monday, January 9, 2012

Essentials of Nursing Research Appraising Evidence for Nursing Practice

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 
7th edition - January 23, 2009 
Paperback: 624 pages 
ISBN-10: 0781781531 
ISBN-13: 978-0781781534 

Essentials of Nursing Research is designed to teach students how to read, understand, analyze, and evaluate research reports in nursing practice. The Seventh Edition has been updated with stronger coverage of evidence-based practice, including content on how to read, interpret, and critique systematic reviews, which are considered by many to be a cornerstone of evidence-based practice. Also included in the Seventh Edition: a more balanced presentation of medical and social science methods and nomenclature; enhanced coverage of qualitative research; and more! 

Fast Facts for the Faith Community Nurse Implementing FCNParish Nursing in a Nutshell

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
1st edition - June 20, 2011
Paperback: 224 pages
ISBN-10: 0826107125
ISBN-13: 978-0826107121

Faith community nursing integrates traditional nursing care with the spiritual and emotional needs of individuals as they strive to achieve wellness. This easy-to-use resource for busy nurses provides succinct, clinically based coverage of the faith community nursing practice. It is based on the American Nursing Association's (ANA) Scope and Standards for Practice of Faith Community Nursing, and presents the core concepts for establishing, maintaining, and evaluating a nursing practice within a community of faith. 

The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
8th edition - August 23, 2011
Paperback: 1288 pages
ISBN-10: 144433509X
ISBN-13: 978-1444335095

Clinical skills procedures are a fundamental aspect of patient-centred nursing care. The Professional Edition of The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures provides up-to-date, evidence-based clinical skills procedures related to essential aspects of a person’s care. Procedure guidelines are based on an appraisal of the latest research findings and advice from clinical experts, to enable students and qualified nurses to provide the best possible care. The manual provides the underlying theory and evidence for procedures, enabling nurses to gain the confidence they need to become fully informed, skilled practitioners. 

Quick Reference to Critical Care

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 
4th edition - March 2, 2011 
Paperback: 416 pages 
ISBN-10: 1608314642 
ISBN-13: 978-1608314645 

The fourth edition of this pocket-sized reference guide to procedures, treatments, and stabilization techniques for disorders, injuries, and patient situations commonly seen in the critical care setting is now updated for use by nursing students as well practicing critical care nurses. Featuring new information on new drugs, defibrillators and EECP therapy, this useful reference offers two sections providing quick access to need-to-know information. The first section is organized by body system, with problems of each system alphabetized. The second section contains essential information on drugs, dosing, conversions, calculations, compatibilities, laboratory tests, and more. 

This edition features over 200 images and tables, as well as Fast Facts and mnemonics to foster knowledge retention. Cross-references include page numbers, which provides quick access to information without the need to search the index.

Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing: Theory and Application

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
7th, North American Edition
February 9, 2011
Paperback: 624 pages
ISBN-10: 1608316858
ISBN-13: 978-1608316854

This book was directed at the nurse-manager rather than the student. The experience of completing research for the second book, coupled with our clinical observations, compelled us to incorporate more leadership content in our teaching and to write this book. Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing was also influenced by national events in business and finance that led many to believe that a lack of leadership in management was widespread. It became apparent that if managers are to function effectively in the rapidly changing health care industry, enhanced leadership and management skills are needed"--Provided by publisher. 

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Textbook of Basic Nursing

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
10th edition - December 20, 2011
Hardcover: 1792 pages
ISBN-10: 1605477729
ISBN-13: 978-1605477725

The new, revised edition of this extremely popular all-in-one text for the practical/vocational nursing curriculum has everything to meet the needs of students and instructors. The text, which is part of Lippincott’s Pathways for LPN/LVN Education Series, contains information on all the critical areas in the curriculum—Anatomy & Physiology, Fundamentals, Skills, Adult Health, Growth and Development, Mental Health, Maternity and Pediatrics, and Geriatric Considerations. Based heavily on the NCLEX-PN framework, this highly-visual new edition features short chapters with easily digestible content including review questions, features, and alerts for reinforcement of important content. The text is accompanied by a robust student Workbook and a comprehensive, turn-key ancillary program to help teachers teach and students learn! A special feature of the new edition is the inclusion of NCLEX-PN Alerts, which highlight critical NCLEX-relevant content in each key area, and a voluminous Test Generator that more than doubles the number of questions in the previous edition. 

Broadribb's Introductory Pediatric Nursing

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
7th edition - October 17, 2007
Paperback: 752 pages
ISBN-10: 0781777062
ISBN-13: 978-0781777063

The Seventh Edition of this colorful, student-friendly LPN/LVN textbook has been thoroughly revised to provide even more of the knowledge and skills today's students need to provide safe and effective pediatric care. The text covers foundations and special concerns of pediatric nursing, age-specific developmental information, and clinically-focused coverage of common pediatric illnesses and disorders, organized by growth and development. An updated art program includes hundreds of photographs and illustrations. Workbook pages at the end of each chapter include NCLEX-PN style review questions, study activities, critical thinking questions, and dosage calculations. 

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Introduction to Community-Based Nursing

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
4th edition - February 1, 2008
Paperback: 528 pages
ISBN-10: 0781772478
ISBN-13: 978-0781772471

This text presents foundational concepts pivotal to delivering nursing care in the community setting, with specific attention to the NLN competencies for community-based nursing care. The author examines the variety of settings and situations in which the community-based nurse provides care, highlighting cultural diversities in the patient populations, and emphasizing interactions between the individual and the family. This edition includes more information on disaster management and communicable diseases and expanded, updated Medicare/Medicaid guidelines.

A companion Website on thePoint will include student activities, assessment guidelines, and forms. Instructors will have access to an Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint slides, and an expanded testbank.

Lippincott's Advanced Skills for Nursing Assistants A Humanistic Approach to Caregiving

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins;
1st edition - November 25, 2008
Paperback: 608 pages
ISBN-10: 0781780675
ISBN-13: 978-0781780674

This text builds on the basic concepts and skills that the nursing assistant has already mastered. Recognizing that the students using this text have already completed their basic nursing assisting training and may have already been working in the profession, this text does not repeat information that is part of the basic nursing assistant training. Rather, this textbook is meant to be used in conjunction with, or as a follow-up to, a "basic" nursing assistant textbook, such as Lippincott's Textbook for Nursing Assistants. 

Friday, January 6, 2012

Care Planning in Children and Young People's Nursing

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
1st edition - 14 Oct 2011
Paperback: 432 pages
ISBN-10: 1405199288
ISBN-13: 978-1405199285

Care Planning in Children and Young People?s Nursing addresses a selection of the most common concerns that arise when planning care for infants, children and young people within the hospital and community setting. Clear and detailed this text utilizes images and case studies to provide a holistic insight into the practice of care planning through the report of current research, best available evidence, policy and education which reflects both the uniqueness and diversity of contemporary children's nursing. 

Nursing Older Adults

Publisher: Open University Press
1st edition - August 1, 2011
Paperback: 320 pages
ISBN-10: 0335240844
ISBN-13: 978-0335240845

This timely textbook aims to provide adult nurses with the principles and practice insights needed to deliver exceptional care in partnership with older adults. Written by a world renowned author team and includes contributions by older people, ensuring their needs and concerns about nursing care are reflected across the book. 
This important book: 
1. Considers the social perspectives, wider issues and themes, such as ageism, policy, services and demographics 
2. Evaluates daily activities and needs, including: mobility, nutrition, communication, sexuality and leisure 
3. Features scenarios based on real situations and narratives from older people 
4. Examines the use of affirmative language to promote wellbeing and dignity when nursing older adults 

Nursing Older Adults will help nurses to better appreciate the experiences and strengths of older people. The book emphasises the importance of undertaking a collaborative approach when shaping the care that older people receive in a variety of healthcare settings. 

Essentials of Maternity, Newborn, and Women's Health Nursing

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Second, North American Edition
August 1, 2010
Hardcover: 912 pages
ISBN-10: 078178722X
ISBN-13: 978-0781787222

The new Second Edition of Essentials of Maternity, Newborn, and Women's Health Nursing covers a broad scope of topics emphasizing common issues and maternity-specific information. With a unique concept-based approach and nursing process focus, this book helps students go from concept to application by building on previously mastered knowledge. This edition has an updated focus on evidence-based practice and increased emphasis on nursing management, focusing on assessment and interventions.

The outstanding artwork includes nearly 500 photos and diagrams that clearly illustrate concepts and clinical conditions. Healthy People 2010 boxes identify maternity-specific health trends and nursing implications for achieving these objectives. Each chapter opens with a case study, which unfolds throughout the chapter to inspire critical thinking. The book includes nursing care plans that highlight each step of the nursing process, and incorporates teaching guidelines to prepare students to educate families. Watch and Learn icons direct students to free video clips highlighting growth and development, communication, and nursing care.

Critical Care Nursing Made Incredibly Easy

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
3rd edition - September 28, 2011
Paperback: 736 pages
ISBN-10: 1609136497
ISBN-13: 978-1609136499

This comprehensive reference takes the Incredibly Easy approach to one of the most demanding and complex areas of nursing. Covering all aspects of critical care and updated to reflect current evidence-based nursing practice, this new edition offers coverage of moderate sedation and perianesthesia management, updated ACLS and code management, information on rapid response teams, and a new “Handle With Care” icon to identify concerns and actions relating to elderly, pediatric and bariatric patients. It also includes a quick reference comparing the types of shock, as well as access to online case studies to improve critical thinking skills, an NCLEX tutorial, test-taking strategies, and over 1,000 NCLEX-style questions. 

Health Assessment in Nursing

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
4th international edition
November 1, 2009
Hardcover: 896 pages
ISBN-10: 1608316084
ISBN-13: 978-1608316083

This comprehensive assessment text is designed as a learning system, with a modular format that allows personal customization and ease of use. Unit One provides a complete "Overview of nursing". Unit Two, which covers "Nursing Assessment of the Adult and Older Adult", includes a chapter on general impressions and 14 body system chapters. Each of these is divided into three distinctive parts: structures and functions; nursing assessment; and analysis of data (this explains the second step of the nursing process in relation to particular data collected during assessment). The third and final unit, "Nursing Assessment of Special Groups", includes chapters on infants and children, childbearing women, the family and the community. A nursing history section uses a 2-column question/rationale format to explain why each question is asked. A physical assessment section uses a 3-column format for assessment techniques, including procedure, normal findings and abnormal findings. Useful pedagogy includes a physical assessment checklist, risk factor displays, "how to use" equipment displays, and critical thinking exercises. Learning system enhancements include a clear plastic ruler, tape measure, pen light, pencil and pen which are provided for students to use in real life assessment situations. 

Pediatric Nursing Caring for Children and Their Families

Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
3rd edition - February 9, 2011
Hardcover: 1496 pages
ISBN-10: 1111319626
ISBN-13: 978-1111319625

PEDIATRIC NURSING: CARING FOR CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES, third edition, offers a dynamic and insightful guide to caring for pediatric clients. The authors embrace a holistic, family-centered approach to the care and nurturing of children in all states of health, exploring healthy growth and development milestones, as well as illness states and chronic conditions. All nursing care is framed within a family context, underscoring the importance of viewing children not just as individuals, but as members of a family. General nursing skills such as assessment, communication, and health promotion are presented within the pediatric framework to help nurses approach children and their families with an authentic, informed understanding of their conditions and needs. 

Introductory Maternity and Pediatric Nursing

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
2nd edition - September 23, 2009
Paperback: 1088 pages
ISBN-10: 0781785588
ISBN-13: 978-0781785587

The Second Edition of Introductory Maternity and Pediatric Nursing reflects the underlying philosophy of love, caring, and support for the childbearing woman, the child, and the families of these individuals. Recognizing that the responsibility of caring for the pregnant woman and ill child increasingly falls on the family, this text stresses teaching the patient, family, and child with an emphasis on prevention. This edition's updated full-color photos and drawings enliven and support the text, especially for visual learners.

A companion Website includes video clips related to developmental tasks of pregnancy, vaginal birth, Cesarean delivery, assisting with breastfeeding, developmental considerations in caring for children, care of the hospitalized child, and pediatric medication administration.

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
5th edition - June 30, 2010
Paperback: 530 pages
ISBN-10: 160547861X
ISBN-13: 978-1605478616

This fully updated Fifth Edition explores the full psychiatric nursing curriculum, from theoretical foundations to application of interventions for commonly encountered disorders. The focus is on treatment modalities, nursing care, therapeutic communication, and self-awareness. The built-in study guide helps reinforce student learning and knowledge retention. Abundant features highlight the most pertinent learning concepts. 

Community Health Nursing Promoting and Protecting the Public's Health

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
7th edition - February 3, 2009
Hardcover: 958 pages
ISBN-10: 0781765846
ISBN-13: 978-0781765848

Now in its Seventh Edition, this comprehensive text provides unique coverage of vulnerable aggregate populations while using the levels of prevention approach. The book focuses on public health concerns including health promotion and protection, provides strong nursing application coverage, and addresses timely issues such as disaster nursing, urban clients, and clients with disabilities/chronic illness. This edition retains popular features such as "Stop and Think" boxes, levels of prevention displays, and Using the Nursing Process and includes new features such as Evidence: The Bridge to Practice, Healthy People 2020, Student Voices, and appendices of communicable diseases.