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Written to prepare today's student for excellence in nursing, this book presents core pediatric nursing principles with an emphasis on growth and development, family-centered care, and health promotion and maintenance. The book integrates research, clinical reasoning, and evidence-based practice to help readers make connections between classroom and clinical situations. Clinical reasoning and problem-solving principles help readers develop their clinical judgment so that they can learn to apply information as nursing practice continues to develop.
The premier resource for today’s pain management nurse. It addresses what every RN in this evidence-based practice specialty needs to know, including practice roles, tenets and principles, essential knowledge and skills, ethical considerations, and trends in care, education, public policy, and technology. This edition’s 17 competency-based standards provide a framework for evaluating practice outcomes and goals and for delineating what is expected of all pain management nurses. Its scope of practice is the context for applying these standards.
The premier resource for today's nurse administrator. It covers all aspects of a nurse administrator's practice in any setting or role and at any level of influence and authority. Topics discussed include core role accountabilities, role qualifications (including certification and education), and ethics of this nursing specialty, as well as the issues, opportunities and trends that every nurse administrator must know. The core accountabilities alone illustrate the depth and breadth of nursing administration practice.
Concise test entries are arranged alphabetically and reflect the latest in diagnostic testing and research. Each test includes alternate or abbreviated test names, test explanation, normal and abnormal findings, possible critical values, and guidelines to patient care before, during, and after the test. Related tests are cross-referenced. Has convenient A-to-Z thumb tabs, a compact size, and a durable cover for everyday use on the job.
Often called the ''the best NCLEX exam review book ever,'' this new edition provides everything you need to prepare for the NCLEX exam - complete content review and 5,200 NCLEX examination-style questions in the book and online. Don''t make the mistake of assuming the quality of the questions is the same in all NCLEX exam review books, because only this book includes the kind of questions that consistently test the critical thinking skills necessary to pass today''s NCLEX exam. A detailed test-taking strategy and rationale is included for each question, offering clues for analyzing and uncovering the correct answer option. Includes alternate item format questions.
Highly readable format. Content written and reviewed by leading experts. Expanded Safety Alerts throughout the book highlight patient safety issues and focus on the latest National Patient Safety Goals. "Levels of Care" approach explains how nursing care varies for different levels of health and illness. Chapter review questions reinforce key content while helping you prepare for the NCLEX examination. Case studies help you apply concepts and procedures to real-life patient care. Managing Care of Multiple Patients case studies help you apply your knowledge of various disorders and prioritize and delegate patient care.
this book promotes an awareness of the dimensions and complexities involved in caring for people from diverse cultural backgrounds It examines the differences existing within North America by probing the health care system, consumers, and examples of traditional health beliefs and practices among selected populations. An essential for any health-care professional, this book sets the standard for cultural perspectives and more importantly HEALTH--the balance of the person, both within one's being--physical, mental, and spiritual--and in the outside world--natural, communal, and metaphysical.
Safely and effectively administer more than 400 intravenous drugs with the expert guidance of this #1 IV drug handbook! Gahart's continues to be a trusted resource for its accuracy, quick-reference format, and comprehensive coverage of IV drugs. Each drug monograph includes the drug's generic name, trade name(s), drug category, pH, dosages and dose adjustments, dilution, incompatibilities, rate of administration, actions, indications and uses, contraindications, precautions, drug/lab interactions, side effects, and antidote.
Easy-to-read text delivers the latest, most accurate information on the disease process across the lifespan. More than 1,000 high-quality illustrations vividly depict clinical manifestations and cellular mechanisms underlying diseases. Lifespan coverage details age-specific conditions affecting pediatric, adult, and aging patients in depth. Algorithms throughout the text clarify disease progression. Glossary of selected terms familiarizes readers with the most difficult or important terminology.
For over 50 years, Berry & Kohn's has been the text of choice for understanding basic surgical principles and techniques. Highly readable, accurate, and comprehensive, it clearly covers the "nuts and bolts" of surgical techniques in a step-by-step format that makes it easy to effectively apply basic principles to clinical practice. In-depth discussions of patients with special needs related to age or health status help you learn how to develop a plan of care tailored to the unique care parameters of all patients.
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 2015-2017 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses, it integrates the NIC and NOC taxonomies, evidence-based nursing interventions, and adult, pediatric, geriatric, multicultural, home care, and client/family teaching and discharge planning considerations to guide you in creating unique, individualized care plans.
This one-of-a-kind resource will help you learn to identify the six key cultural phenomena used in caring for clients from different backgrounds and show you how to apply these phenomena to a variety of individuals in different cultures. There is a full chapter devoted to each of the six aspects of cultural assessment (communication, space, social organization, time, environmental control, and biologic variations) to help readers apply this model to any client of any culture - even those not covered in the text.
With illustrated, step-by-step guidelines, this book makes it easy to learn important skills and procedures. Care plans are presented within a nursing process framework, and case studies show how to apply concepts to nursing practice. Helps develop understanding and clinical reasoning you need to provide excellent patient care. Critical Thinking Models in each clinical chapter show how to apply the nursing process and critical thinking to achieve successful clinical outcomes. Unique Evidence-Based Practice boxes in every chapter include a PICO question & summarize a research study along with its application to nursing practice.
A comprehensive informatics text focused on helping the nursing student learn the basics of informatics, from computer basics to skills and techniques for using the end product of informatics: data. This text was designed to capture cutting-edge advancement in nursing informatics core competencies and applications and to present the theories, tools, and skills that every nurse should know. In addition, the book is now full color, has QSEN boxes, as well as additional supplements such as case studies and activities.
This award-winning text is the only one of its kind to cover all three components of teaching: instruction, curriculum, and evaluation. It provides expert guidance on key issues, such as curriculum and test development, diverse learning styles, redesign of healthcare systems, & advancements in technology. Contains extensive information on online instruction. Evidence-based teaching boxes cover issues, such as how to do evidence-based teaching & applications of evidence-based teaching. Strategies to promote critical thinking and active learning are incorporated throughout the text.
Delineation of the competent level of practice and professional performance expected from genetics/genomics registered nurses in all practice levels and settings. The detailed scope of practice discussion gives the context, key issues & trends, & ethical & conceptual bases of the field needed to use the standards.
Rather than just covering specific cultures and expected behaviors/beliefs of that culture, the authors provide students the tools they will need as nurses to effectively perform cultural assessments and incorporate their findings into their interventions. With more culture specific examples in this edition, the text offers the knowledge needed to provide culturally competent and contextually meaningful care for all clients.
With its clear, approachable, writing style, this book sets the foundation for nursing excellence. Coverage of the key concepts of contemporary nursing, as well as the latest nursing evidence, standards, and competencies, helps prepare readers to become effective nurses. To help students develop their clinical-reasoning abilities, new QSEN features draw connections to actual nursing practice. All basic and fundamental skills for the registered nurse are described within the nursing process. Students will learn to think like nurses as they see how the material they are reading is applied in nursing practice.
Human Anatomy & Physiology has launched the careers of more than three million healthcare professionals. Each chapter opens with a visual "Chapter Roadmap" that guides students through the material and shows how concepts are related within and across chapters. The new modular organization makes key concepts more readily apparent and understandable to students.
Trusted for more than 40 years for its accuracy, quick-reference format, and comprehensive coverage. Each drug monograph includes the drug's generic name, trade name(s), drug category, pH, dosages and dose adjustments, dilution, incompatibilities, rate of administration, actions, indications and uses, contraindications, precautions, drug/lab interactions, side effects, and antidote. Age-specific dosage variances are highlighted for geriatric, pediatric, infant, and neonatal patients.
Concise, comprehensive coverage with a unique multidisciplinary approach and real-world perspective makes this book an essential guide for both neonatal nurses and physicians. It features the latest neonatal research, evidence, clinical guidelines, and practice recommendations - all in a practical quick-reference format for easy retrieval and review of key information. Clinical images, graphs, and algorithms illustrate clinically relevant concepts in neonatal intensive care. Streamlined references include only the most current or classic sources.
Best-selling drug handbook for nurses provides complete monographs for more than 900 generic and thousands of brand-name drugs. Monographs focus on the practical information that nurses need. Each monograph consists of generic and trade names, pronunciation key, pregnancy risk category, controlled substance schedule (if applicable), available forms, indications and dosages, administration, action, adverse reactions, interactions, contraindications, nursing considerations, and patient teaching.
Features 2,500 NCLEX® formatted practice questions with detailed answers and rationales that stimulate critical thinking. The reader-friendly approach includes a clear and concise outline format with study guidelines and test-taking strategies. It also covers all of the latest trends, evidence-based treatment guidelines, and additional updated information needed for safe clinical practice and patient care.New to this edition is an expanded emphasis on patient safety, the National Patient Safety Goals and NCLEX examination preparation, ties to QSEN competencies, and a greater focus on evidence-based clinical practice.
A guide for new nurse managers, with Florence Nightingale as a mentor. Includes Nightingale-based perspectives on advocacy, communication, conflict and collaboration, career and staff development, community partnerships, evidence- and research-based practice, resource and fiscal management, safety, and strategic planning in health care and nursing.
A must-have tool for nurses planning to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC's) Cardiac-Vascular Nursing certification exam.
Based on the official ANCC certification exam test content outline, this book will help you study and analyze comprehensive material and concepts written by nursing experts; develop a recommended seven-step plan to equip you for the exam and map out what to do on the day of the exam; prepare for and familiarize yourself with cardiac-vascular nursing standards of practice, & much more
Developed by cardiovascular nurse experts from across the profession, the scope of practice addresses what is expected of all cardiovascular nurses, specifying the who, what, where, when, why and how of cardiovascular nursing. The 16 standards provide a framework for evaluating cardiovascular nursing outcomes and goals for which all cardiovascular nurses are held accountable in their practice.
Adresses what is expected of all pediatric nurses by detailing 16 standards, which offer a framework for evaluating practice outcomes and goals. The set of specific competencies accompanying each standard serves as evidence of minimal compliance with that standard.
The leading text in pediatric nursing, Wong's takes a unique, easy-to-understand developmental approach to describe the care of children at each age and stage of development. Childhood diseases and disorders are organized by age groups and body systems, and described through the nursing process framework. This edition includes updates on topics such as the new CPR guidelines, immunizations, and pain assessment and management. It provides an evidence-based, clinical perspective that shows how the quality of nursing care can impact quality patient outcomes. Critical thinking exercises use case studies to help you test and develop your own analytical skills.
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