Fast Facts for the Antepartum and Postpartum Nurse: A Nursing Orientation and Care Guide in a Nutshell

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Sep 082019
 

All aspects of safe, effective, holistic care for birthing mothers, newborns, and their families are included in this easy-access guide for new antepartum and postpartum nurses and their preceptors during the orientation period. Presented in the convenient, easy-to-use Fast Facts format, the book provides up-to-date information regarding care for both low- and high-risk antepartum and postpartum patients. It encompasses evidence-based practice guidelines and clinical recommendations for routine antepartum assessment and nursing care, care of women with pre-existing conditions prior to pregnancy or complications of pregnancy, routine postpartum assessment and care, postpartum complications, and care of special populations. Each chapter features a helpful “orientation guide” to acquaint the new orientee with essential information on procedures and policies, equipment, medications, and evidence-based protocols.

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The Art and Science of Telephone Triage: How to Practice Nursing Over the Phone

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Sep 062019
 

Based on current practice, nursing theory, research and experience, these authors present a balanced, common-sense, reality-based approach to the practice of telephone triage nursing. This book is a must-read for everyone working in the fields of ambulatory care and telehealth nursing, from manager to educator or front-line nurse. Physicians, administrators and others involved in the provision of care over the telephone will also find this an invaluable resource in understanding the practice of telephone triage nursing. This book has been endorsed by the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN). TABLE OF CONTENTS Foreword Introduction 1. Telephone Triage as a Vehicle for Nursing Care in the 21st Century 2. The Origin and Evolution of Telephone Triage 3. Misconceptions about Telephone Triage 4. Telephone Triage as Professional Nursing Practice 5. Nursing Regulation and Scope of Practice 6. Models Directing the Practice of Telephone Triage 7. Decision Making in Telephone Triage 8. Clinical Practice Part I: The Patient Interview 9. Clinical Practice Part II: Dealing With Challenging Situations 10. Clinical Practice Part III: Patient Assessment 11. Clinical Practice Part IV: Use of Decision Support Tools and Documentation 12. Risk Management and Common Pitfalls in Telephone Triage 13. Quality in Telephone Triage 14. Program Design and Implementation Part I: Organizational Culture and Staffing 15. Program Design and Implementation Part II: Access, Call Flow, and Policy Development 16. Best Practices 17. Frequently Asked Questions Epilogue: The Future Is Now Appendix A: Boards of Nursing Survey Regarding Nursing Regulation and Scope of Practice in Telephone Triage Appendix B: Telephone Triage Policy Manual Outline Index

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Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Nursing: Enhancing Professional Quality of Life

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Sep 052019
 


“[T]his is an exceptional book and worth the investment for both the novice nurse who wants to proactively recognize compassion fatigue and for the experienced nurse who is struggling with professional quality of life.”–Journal for Nurses in Professional Development

“An excellent resource for all levels of nurses…Highly recommended.”–Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries

“The book is a powerful expression of the needs of all nurses, whatever their practice setting, with an easily applied method of reaching out to our co-workers and other healthcare professionals to improve our own lives, and, ultimately, the welfare of our patients.”–ANA-Maine Journal, The Newsletter of the American Nurses Association–Maine

“This book provides insight and solutions to [compassion fatigue and burnout] and can save numerous nurses from leaving a loved and valued profession.”–Advance For Nurses

“Todaro-Franceschi has done a great service not only for nurses, but for all professional health care providers who will find this book helpful in sustaining compassion satisfaction while avoiding fatigue and, hopefully, preventing burnout.”–The Forum

“This book is a good resource for nurses interested in helping themselves or others maintain a connection with the purpose of their work.”–Critical Care Nurse

Compassion fatigue afflicts nurses working in all caring environments and has become a serious issue in health care institutions nationwide. This is the only book to specifically address this challenge and the related syndrome of burnout in nursing. It presents a unique healing model designed to identify, treat and, where possible, avert compassion fatigue with holistic strategies and action plans that help cultivate a healthier, more satisfying work environment.
The volume addresses risk factors for and manifestations of compassion fatigue, burnout, and other related experiences such as PTS, death overload, collective trauma, and moral distress, and presents strategies to mediate and resolve these issues. The author emphasizes ways in which dissatisfaction influences the quality of patient care and calls for nurses to reinvent their work environments to favor compassion contentment. Case vignettes and exercises will help readers identify and alter patterns of negativity to reaffirm purpose in their professional lives.
Key Features:

Describes the positive and negative contributors to professional quality of life
Explores the multifaceted nature of compassion fatigue and burnout, in nursing
Addresses the unique risk factors for nurses who work in critical care/ER, oncology, medical/surgical, and palliative care areas
Offers holistic self and group strategies and action plans to help leadership and staff nurses overcome compassion fatigue and promote work satisfaction
Addresses gaps in education which contribute to the development of compassion fatigue and burnout
Designed for nurses in stressful health care environments, and nurse educators and students

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Evidence-Based Nursing Care for Stroke and Neurovascular Conditions

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Aug 182019
 

With the aging population ever growing, healthcare for persons suffering from stroke and related illnesses is increasingly important. Evidence-Based Nursing Care for Stroke and Neurovascular Conditions provides a comprehensive and practical guide for novice, experienced and advanced practice nurses working with patients suffering from stroke and other neurovascular conditions.

With a focus specifically on neurovascular disorders, this highly detailed text offers easy-to-find information on evidence-based care guidelines. The book begins with a thorough introduction to normal cerebrovascular anatomy and physiology and common pathologic mechanisms, describing the unique challenges in working with this patient group. Later chapters provide the pathophysiology, diagnostic and current nursing interventions for the care of patients with neurovascular disorders including transient ischemic attacks, ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, Moyamoya, Migraines and more.

Evidence-Based Nursing Care for Stroke and Neurovascular Conditions is a must-have resource for practitioners caring for patients enduring stroke and other neurovascular conditions.

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Renal Nursing: Care and Management of People with Kidney Disease Ed 5

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Jul 222019
 

Now in its fifth edition, Renal Nursing continues to be the essential evidence-based guide to nephrology and kidney care for nurses and allied health care professionals. This comprehensive text examines the stages of chronic kidney disease, pre-dialysis care, acute kidney injury, renal replacement therapy, renal nutrition, renal care in children and young people and more.
Offers thorough coverage of all major aspects of kidney care
Includes updated content on current practice, changes in policies, care and management, with the latest research evidence and current NICE guidance on renal replacement therapy
Has an innovative chapter on patient and public involvement in kidney care
Renal Nursing is an indispensable resource for nurses working in nephrology, dialysis and transplantation, nurses in post-registration renal courses, student nurses in renal wards, specialist renal dietitians, pharmacists and other allied health professionals in related fields.

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Stroke Certification Study Guide for Nurses: Q&A Review for Exam Success

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Jul 212019
 

Promotes optimal test performance! This sought-after companion to the author’s popular Fast Facts for Stroke Care Nursing is a must-have study guide for nurses seeking Stroke Care Registered Nurse (SCRN (R)) status. It contains comprehensive information about the exam, answers to commonly asked questions, and savvy tips for maximizing your score, along with 300 practice questions and answers with rationales. Designed to prepare nurses for the multiple-choice format of the certification exam, questions are arranged in chapters correlating with the logical sequence and flow of the exam and reflect the number of questions in each exam category. Case studies facilitate the application of knowledge with various examples of common stroke patient situations. A complete practice exam with answers and detailed rationales enables stroke care nurses and advanced practice clinicians to ascertain their strengths and weaknesses. Appendices include a list of medications, national stroke guidelines, and neuroscience terms. Key Features: Promotes comprehensive and rigorous study for the SCRN exam Helps stroke care nurses and advanced practice clinicians maximize their scores Contains 300 exam-style questions with correct answers and detailed rationales along with a complete practice exam Includes important information about the exam itself, answers to commonly asked questions, and case studies Covers content in accordance with the test blueprint of the SCRN exam

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Gerontological Nurse Certification Review

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Jul 212019
 

The Gerontological Nurse Certification Review is an invaluable reference and certification test review guide for nurses preparing for RN Gerontological certification. Students studying gerontology, teachers preparing gerontology classes, and RNs working with older adults will also find this a practical and useful resource. The text presents information about preparing for the certification exam, a comprehensive compilation of content specific to gerontology, and a test bank of questions specifically developed for the RN.

Why this is the only test review you need:
Developed to address all aspects of ANCC exam
Formatted for easy review and understanding of concepts
Up-to-date and evidence-based
500 review questions to adequately prepare future gerontological nurses
One of a kind–no other gerontological review books are currently available

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A Nurse’s Step-by-Step Guide to Academic Promotion & Tenure

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Jul 162019
 

by Constance E.McIntosh (Author), Cynthia M. Thomas (Author), David E.McIntosh (Author)

Nurses Step-by-Step Guide to Academic Promotion & Tenure is a practical guide to understanding and navigating the complex and often stressful tenure process. Using their combined 50 years of experience in higher education, authors Constance McIntosh, Cynthia Thomas, and David McIntosh demystify the promotion and tenure process by providing all the tools you need. Whether you are a beginning professor seeking promotion or on a tenure track, this book will ease readers anxiety and help them:
Increase scholarly productivity
Maneuver through the IRB process
Teach successfully in different settings and make the most of student evaluations
Balance work and personal responsibilities and commitments
Select your mentor
Navigate the promotion and tenure review process
Negotiate a new tenure or promotion agreement

About the Author
Constance E. McIntosh, EdD, MBA, RN, is an Assistant Professor at Ball State University School of Nursing. She is currently on a tenure track.

Cynthia M. Thomas, EdD, MS, RNC, is an Associate Professor at Ball State University School of Nursing. She has earned tenure and is working toward promotion to full professor.

David E. McIntosh, PhD, is a full Professor and the David and Joanna Meeks Distinguished Professor of Special Education at Ball State University. He has more than 27 years of experience in higher education

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Principles of Pediatric Nursing: Caring for Children (7th Edition)

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Jul 132019
 

Help readers learn to think like nurses and visualize how to care for children

To prepare today’s students to begin thinking and acting like nurses, Principles of Pediatric Nursing, Seventh Edition presents a foundation of core pediatric nursing principles with an emphasis on growth and development, family-centered care, and health promotion and maintenance. Nursing students often bring an Adult Health mindset to Pediatric Nursing, which can obscure the special considerations needed to effectively care for children. Principles of Pediatric Nursing helps students visualize how to care for children and understand the ways caring for pediatric patients is similar to, and different from, adult patients.

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Health Assessment in Nursing

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Jul 072019
 

Now in its Fourth Edition, Health Assessment in Nursing is a colorful, user-friendly introductory level health assessment text for RN-level students. Targeted to ADN and BSN programs, this text presumes no prior knowledge of health assessment and is part of a suite that includes Lab Manual to Accompany Health Assessment in Nursing, Nurses’ Handbook of Health Assessment, and Weber & Kelley’s Interactive Nursing Assessment. For this edition, the COLDSPA mnemonic, which guides students through investigation of symptoms, has been revised to show specific applications to content in each chapter. A sample application of COLDSPA is presented at the beginning of each chapter’s Nursing History section, and another accompanies each case study. The Frail Elderly chapter has been streamlined, with a stronger focus on the normal variations associated with assessment of elderly clients.

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