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Transcultural Health CareThis user-friendly text guides OT practitioners and students towards creatively designing and implementing occupation-based interventions for people with disabilities. It covers: understanding occupation in context; developing design skills; and applying occupation in practice.
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Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology: An Essential Guide for Nursing and Healthcare StudentsFundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology continues to be an accessible and comprehensive introductory text to pathophysiology, written specifically for nursing and healthcare students to assist in the understanding of human anatomy, and the complex disease patterns that affect normal physiology. Thoroughly updated, and with full-colour illustrations throughout, this new edition incorporates additional learning features including reflective questions at the end of each chapter, investigation boxes, medication alerts, red flags to indicate essential information to be aware of when providing care, vital signs boxes relating to physiological measurements as well as inclusion of the National Early Warning Score. With emphasis placed on a multidisciplinary approach, Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology highlights the importance of contemporary, safe, and effective practice in an environment in which the delivery of care is constantly evolving.
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Medical Spanish for NursesDesigned for those with no previous experience speaking Spanish, this guide provides nurses, other medical professionals, and students with the tools to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients. Online audio is available to provide correct pronunciation and prepare learners for a wide array of medical situations. Using a step-by-step approach with plenty of examples, the text enables readers to quickly develop their Spanish knowledge. Question and response scenarios, vocabulary quizzes, anatomy identifi cation, summary exercises, and dialogue reinforce and expedite learning. Chapters provide appropriate Spanish vocabulary, terminology, and expressions commonly used in health care interactions--as well as likely patient responses--to prepare readers for conversational Spanish. Key sections enable readers to speak with confi dence while taking a patient's history, assessing pain, conducting a physical assessment, and talking about nutrition and pediatric and adult illnesses. Tips on cultural competence are featured throughout, culminating in a comprehensive chapter on transcultural nursing and the impact of culture, belief systems, and social norms on health care delivery to diverse Spanish-speaking populations. Key Features: Requires no previous knowledge of SpanishFocuses on Spanish words and phrases needed in common health care interactions with patientsIncludes multiple interactive print and audio exercises to enhance learningGives print and audio examples of common patient responsesIncludes examples of common conversations between health care professionals and patientsProvides scripted dialogues for conducting a complete history and physical exam, performing gynecological exams, and teaching scenarios for fetal development, pregnancy, breast exams, testicular exams, and contraception
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Nursing Beyond the BedsideNursing Beyond the Bedside: 60 Non-Hospital Careers in Nursing introduces nurses and nursing students to career opportunities outside of the hospital setting-in areas where RN job growth is projected to stay strong as patients live longer but with more chronic illnesses. This book provides practicing nurses and those pursuing a nursing career a thorough understanding of the many career options available outside the hospital. Book jacket.
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Nursing Diagnosis Manual: Planning, Individualizing, and Documenting Client CareSynopsis:
Assessment tools to help you select the appropriate diagnosis
Alphabetized monographs for hundreds of diseases and disorders reflecting all specialty areas
Associated nursing diagnoses that are presented by priority and written as client problem/need statements
NIC and NOC linkages with each diagnosis
Unique presentation of action/invention by priority with rationales…with icons for cultural - collaborative - diagnostic studies - medications - community/home health - pediatric/geriatric/lifespan
Documentation section that emphasizes the importance of what and why
Taxonomy information that defines the domain in which the nursing diagnosis belongs, along with the date the nursing diagnosis was approved or revised
Pediatric considerations in the monographs, where appropriate
References to support evidenced-based practice
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Handbook of Clinical Nursing: Medical-Surgical NursingDesigned for recently graduated RNs and nurses transitioning to a new clinical area, this extensive clinical reference is the best resource to provide essential information to nurses working on the med-surg unit. Concise and practical entries provide fundamental coverage of the most common clinical problems and issues encountered in nursing practice today. Alphabetized for easy access, each entry includes a definition and description of the clinical problem; etiology; clinical aspects, such as assessment, nursing interventions, management, and implications; and outcomes. Each entry focuses on the role of the nurse throughout the treatment process, and discusses the role of other healthcare providers with a focus on multidisciplinary treatment. Handbook of Clinical Nursing: Medical-Surgical Nursing will be of value to nursing faculty, undergraduate and graduate-level nurses, and nursing students at all levels. Entries from this text have been selected from the larger resource, A Guide to Mastery in Clinical Nursing: The Comprehensive Reference. Key Features: Provides essential information on clinical topics pertinent to nurses working in med-surg unitsOffers key knowledge for nurses new to practice or working in an unfamiliar nursing areaPresented in a consistent format for ease of useIncludes an overview of each specialty areaFocuses on the role of the nurse throughout the treatment processWritten and edited by expert clinicians and educators
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NCLEX-PN Secrets Study Guide***Includes Practice Test Questions*** NCLEX-PN Secrets helps you ace the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive NCLEX-PN Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. NCLEX-PN Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to NCLEX Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; A comprehensive Medical review including: Nervous System, Signs and Symptoms, Major Hormones, Respiratory System, Cardiac Review, Breathing Sounds, Maternal Responses, Psychological Processes, Blood and Urine Values, Developmental Milestones, Organ Functions, Burn and Wound Care; A comprehensive Pharmacology review including: Cholinomimetrics, Anticholinergics, Adrenegic Agonists, Adrenergic Antagonists, Centrally Acting Agents, Direct Acting Relaxants, Neuromuscular Junction Blockers, Other Muscle Relaxants, Local Anesthetics, General Anesthetics, Antianxiety Agents, Affective Disorders, Antipsychotics, Seizures, Opioids, Non-opioid Analgesics, Anti-inflammatory Drugs, Respiratory Pharmacology, GI Pharmacology, and much more...
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Nursing 2020 Drug HandbookStill THE #1 Drug Guide for nurses & other clinicians...always dependable, always up to date! Look for these outstanding features Completely updated nursing-focused drug monographs featuring o ver 3,700 generic, brand-name, and combination drugs in an easy A-to-Z format NEW 34 brand-new FDA-approved drugs in this edition, including 31 complete monographs--tabbed and conveniently grouped in a handy "new drugs" section for easy retrieval NEW More than 8,100 clinical updates --new dosages and indications, Black Box warnings, adverse reactions, nursing considerations, clinical alerts, and patient teaching information NEW ISMP-recommended tall-man lettering for look alike-sound alike drugs Special focus on U.S. and Canadian drug safety issues and concerns Photoguide insert with images of 455 commonly prescribed tablets and capsules Plus FREE companion Toolkit available online through NDHnow.com Monthly FDA updates featuring newly approved drugs, indications, and warnings Pharmacology videos, audio pronunciation guide, and English-Spanish translator Equianalgesic dosing guidelines for opioid drugs Mechanisms and sites of action graphics for selected drugs NCLEX®-style questions, free CE tests, plus bonus discounts...and more! Table of Contents Anatomy of a monograph...............................................................inside front cover Contributors and consultants...................................................................................v How to use Nursing2019 Drug Handbook ...............................................................vi Quick guide to special symbols, logos, and highlighted terms................................ix Guide to Abbreviations.............................................................................................x General information 1. Drug actions, interactions, and reactions 2. Drug therapy across the lifespan 3. Safe drug administration 4. Selected therapeutic drug classifications Alphabetical listing of drugs by generic name New Drugs Appendices 1. Avoiding common drug errors: Best practices and prevention 2. Pregnancy risk categories: The FDA's Final Rule 3. Controlled substance schedules 4. Abbreviations to avoid (The Joint Commission) 5. Pediatric drugs commonly involved in drug errors 6. Elder care medication tips 7. Prescription drug abuse: Identifying and treating toxicity 8. Understanding biosimilar drugs 9. Nursing process: Patient safety during drug therapy 10. Serotonin syndrome: What you should know to protect your patients 11. Tumor lysis syndrome: A life-threatening emergency 12. Antidiarrheals: Indications and dosages 13. Antidotes: Indications and dosages 14. Selected biologicals and blood derivatives: Indications and dosages 15. Common combination drugs: Indications and dosages 16. Vaccines and toxoids: Indications and dosages 17. Vitamins and minerals: Indications and dosages 18. Antacids: Indications and dosages 19. Laxatives: Indications and dosages 20. Additional OTC drugs: Indications and dosages 21. Selected ophthalmic drugs: Indications and dosages 22. Do not use: Dangerous Abbreviations, symbols, and dose designations (ISMP Canada) 23. Decision tree: Deciding about medication administration 24. Canadian National Drug Schedules 25. Safe disposal of unused drugs: What patients need to know 26. Therapeutic drug monitoring guidelines 27. Less commonly used drugs: Indications and dosages 28. Additional new drugs: Indications and dosages
Call Number: 615.1 N9741 2020
Gerontologic NursingCompassionately care for the aging population with Gerontologic Nursing, 6th Edition, uniquely known for its comprehensive coverage of the most common medical-surgical problems associated with older adults. Organized by body system for easy retrieval of information, it delves into health promotion and both basic and complex gerontologic concepts and issues. This disorder-focused gerontologic nursing text features an enhanced focus on nursing management and care coordination across health care delivery settings. It emphasizes topics such as nutrition, chronic illness, emergency treatment, patient teaching, home care, and end-of-life care - and includes the latest guidelines for mammograms, colonoscopies, pneumonia, and shingles vaccinations. With the addition of new nursing theories, this edition offers a valuable framework for gerontologic care. Overview of age-related changes in structure and function included in all body system chapters. The most current standards and guidelines keep you in the know. Psychologic and sociocultural issues and aspects of older adult care integrated throughout the text. Critical thinking questions included at end of chapters. UNIQUE! Patient/Family Teaching boxes emphasize key aspects of practice and teaching for self-care. Health Promotion/Illness Prevention boxes provide tips to promote leading a healthy life. UNIQUE! Nutritional Consideration boxes demonstrate special nutritional needs and concerns facing the aging population. Evidence-Based Practice boxes pull the critical evidence-based information contained in the text into boxes for easy access and identification. Cultural Awareness boxes highlight differences in how key concepts are understood or practiced in various cultures. Home Care boxes highlight tips to promote practical, effective home care for the older adult. Key Points at end of chapters summarize the important concepts discussed in the chapter. EXPANDED! Increased focus on nursing management and care coordination across health care delivery settings. NEW! New nursing theories in chapter 2 provide a framework for gerontologic care. UPDATED! Up-to-date guidelines for mammograms, colonoscopies, pneumonia, and shingles vaccinations. UPDATED! Fall prevention updates help you better protect your patients. UPDATED! Updates on the challenges of caring for older adults with cognitive disorders ensure you are prepared. UPDATED! Updated chapters throughout reflect the current evidence to guide practice.
Call Number: 618.97 G377 2019
Communication and Interpersonal Skills in NursingThe new edition of this well regarded book introduces the underpinning theory and concepts required for the development of first class communication and interpersonal skills in nursing. By providing a simple to read overview of the central topics, students are able to quickly gain a solid, evidence-based grounding in the subject. Topics covered include: empathy; building therapeutic relationships; using a variety of communication methods; compassion and dignity; communicating in different environments; and culture and diversity issues. Three new chapters have been added that point readers towards further ways of approaching their communication skills that are less model and technique driven and focusing more on therapeutic considerations, as well as looking at the politics of communication.
Call Number: 610.696 G761 2019
Lippincott Visual NursingFor an image-rich guide to the clinical concepts and on-the-unit skills needed to treat the major common diseases, look no further than the fully updated Lippincott Visual Nursing , 3rd Edition . Using clear, concise definitions backed by abundant images, this vital text explains disease pathophysiology, with expert guidance on anatomy, symptoms, assessment skills, and hands-on patient care. Ideal for students, new nurses, and experienced nurses needing a review, this is a must-have guide to providing appropriate, effective patient care. Follow these real-world visuals and top-notch directions for treating common diseases. . . NEW enhanced eBook included with purchase NEW flow charts showing clinical manifestations and leading to diagnosis, showing improvement or decline NEW format --tests, procedures, and treatments for each system now appearing before discussion of diseases NEW diagnoses added for diseases throughout the text Dozens of colorful illustrations, photos, waveforms, and diagrams that clearly demonstrate concepts and descriptions Step-by-step guidance on basic assessment skills, including: gathering subjective and objective data, questions to ask, documentation, and more Step-by-step assessment and treatment instructions that enhance your nursing skills and confidence Chapters addressing individual body systems: respiratory, cardiovascular, neurologic, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, renal and urologic, hematologic and immunologic, endocrine, integumentary, and male and female reproductive care Each body system chapter addresses: Major diseases affecting that system Normal anatomy--descriptions and images Pathophysiology of common health problems Lab tests and imaging studies Disease development Signs, symptoms, stages, and prevention Treatments--drug therapies, procedures, and surgery Nursing considerations--assessing patient decision-making ability, monitoring for complications, checking vital signs, post-operative care, and more Comparative charts that list diseases, their causes, persons at risk, symptoms, assessment findings, diagnoses, treatments, interventions Ideal study and review text for visual learners --colorful images that support other nursing texts, making it easy to learn and retain information Summarizes the major diseases and nursing considerations and interventions clearly and concisely Chapter features that include: Picturing Patho --flowcharts that show the effects of complex diseases Hands On --photographs that illustrate nursing procedures and treatments Lesson Plans --summaries of vital information for patient and family education Your book purchase includes a complimentary download of the enhanced eBook for iOS, Android, PC & Mac. Take advantage of these practical features that will improve your eBook experience: The ability to download the eBook on multiple devices at one time -- providing a seamless reading experience online or offline Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that allow you to search within this book, or across your entire library of VitalSource eBooks Multiple viewing options that enable you to scale images and text to any size without losing page clarity as well as responsive design The ability to highlight text and add notes with one click About the Clinical Editor Debra P. Kantor, PhD, RN, is an Associate Professor of Nursing at The Barbara H. Hagan School of Nursing, Molloy College, Rockville Centre, New York.
Call Number: 610.73 L765v 2019
Clinical Cases: Drug Calculations Case StudiesAPPLY THEORY TO PRACTICE WITH THE CLINICAL CASES SERIES Based on real life scenarios, the Clinical Cases series presents quality case studies, complete with answers, to provide nursing students with an opportunity to explore scenarios they are likely to encounter in a variety of practice settings. Clinical Cases: Drug Calculations Case Studies can be used in conjunction with Havard's Nursing Guide to Drugs 9th edition as part of the suite of resources for undergraduate and Diploma of nursing students. Each case starts with an introduction, where the presenting condition and symptoms are outlined and as the case progresses, more details of the patient's condition, tests, medications and other considerations are provided. All cases come together with a conclusion where the patient outcomes are highlighted, followed by a discussion of the key considerations for the case. Multiple Choice Questions are integrated throughout and rationales are provided for all answers. Clinical Cases: Drug Calculations Case Studies is perfect for use during exam preparation or as a study tool, providing an engaging approach to learning and revision. 20 progressive case studies across a range of clinical practice areas including care of the adult patient, paediatrics, aged care, palliative care and midwifery Multiple Choice Questions integrated throughout each stage of the case studies Rationales provided for all answers References for further reading and research.
Call Number: 615.14 T625 2016
Nursing Diagnosis HandbookGet nursing care plans right! Ackley's Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care, 12th Edition helps practicing nurses and nursing students select appropriate nursing diagnoses and write care plans with ease and confidence. This convenient handbook shows you how to correlate nursing diagnoses with known information about clients on the basis of assessment findings, established medical or psychiatric diagnoses, and the current treatment plan. Extensively revised and updated with the new 2018-2020 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses, it integrates the NIC and NOC taxonomies, evidence-based nursing interventions, and adult, pediatric, geriatric, multicultural, home care, safety, and client/family teaching and discharge planning considerations to guide your students in creating unique, individualized care plans. Step-by-step instructions shows you how to use the Guide to Nursing Diagnoses and Guide to Planning Care sections to create a unique, individualized plan of care. UNIQUE! Provides care plans for every NANDA-I approved nursing diagnosis Promotes evidence-based interventions and rationales by including recent or classic research that supports the use of each intervention. Presents examples of and suggested NIC interventions and NOC outcomes in each care plan. 150 NCLEX exam-style review questions are available on Evolve. Easy-to-follow sections I and II guide you through the nursing process and selection of appropriate nursing Appendixes provide you with valuable information in an easy-to-access location. Clear, concise interventions are usually only a sentence or two long and use no more than two references. Safety content emphasizes what must be considered to provide safe patient care. Classic evidence-based references promote evidence-based interventions and rationales. List of Nursing Diagnosis Index on inside front cover of book for quick reference. ?? Alphabetical thumb tabs allow quick access to specific symptoms and nursing diagnoses. NEW!?Includes comprehensive, up-to-date information on the new 2018-2020 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses, complete with 17 new diagnoses. NEW! and UPDATED! Provides the latest NIC/NO C, interventions, and rationales?for every care plan NEW! Section I: Gender identity discussion includes information about the caregiver's responsibility for adapting care accordingly. NEW! Interventions reorganized by priority helps you quickly identify the information you're searching for. NEW! Section II: Bullying, Gender Dysphoria, Medical marijuana, Military families/personnel, Opioid use/abuse, Service animals, Technology addiction, and Veterans. NEW! Additional clarification of use of QSEN throughout book in Section I NEW! Concept map creator added from Yoost textbook. NEW! Updated rationales include evidence-based references 5 years or less.