Curriculum Development and Evaluation in Nursing Education, Fourth Edition

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Jul 192018
 

Reorganized and updated to deliver practical guidelines for evidence-based curricular change and development, the fourth edition of this classic text highlights current research in nursing education as a springboard for graduate students and faculty in their quest for research projects, theses, dissertations, and scholarly activities. It also focuses on the specific sciences of nursing education and program evaluation as they pertain to nursing educators. New chapters address the role of faculty regarding curriculum development and approval processes in changing educational environments; course development strategies for applying learning theories, educational taxonomies, and team-building; needs assessment and the frame factors model; ADN and BSN and pathways to higher degrees; and planning for doctoral education.

The fourth edition continues to provide the detailed knowledge and practical applications necessary for new and experienced faculty to participate in essential components of the academic role―instruction, curriculum, and evaluation. At its core, the text discusses the importance of needs assessment and evidence as a basis for revising or developing new programs and highlights requisite resources. With a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration, the book addresses the growth of simulation, how to help new faculty transition into the academic role, and use of curriculum in both practice and academic settings. Additionally, the book describes the history and evolution of current nursing curricula and presents the theories, concepts, and tools necessary for curriculum development. Chapters include objectives, discussion points, and learning activities.

New to the Fourth Edition:

Reorganized and updated to reflect recent evidence-based curricular changes and developments
Highlights current research
New chapter on curriculum planning for undergraduate programs
New content on needs assessment and the frame factors model
New content on planning for doctoral education in nursing
New content on curriculum evaluation, financial support, budget management, and use of evidence
Key Features:

Supports new faculty as they transition to academe
Addresses the need for preparing more faculty educators as defined by the Institute of Medicine, the Affordable Care Act, and the APRN Consensus Model
Describes the scope of academic curriculum models at every practice and academic level
Threads the concept of interdisciplinary collaboration in education throughout
Serves as a CNE certification review

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Remodelling Hospitals and Health Professions in Europe: Medicine, Nursing and the State

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Jul 182018
 

This work provides an accessible case study approach to European health care systems, medicine and nursing. The institutional analysis explains how welfare states have reformed hospitals and health professions with varying degrees of success.

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Fast Facts for Stroke Care Nursing, Second Edition

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Jul 162018
 

by Kathy Morrison MSN RN CNRN SCRN (Author)

“[This] quick reference text to guide nurses is a ‘must-have’ as this disease tests our health care delivery system… Fast Facts for Stroke Care Nursing, Second Edition provides a succinct yet comprehensive review.”

–Linda Littlejohns, MSN, RN, FAAN, SCRN, CNRN

Neuroscience Clinical Nurse Consultant

From the Foreword

The second edition of this practical, pocket-sized reference has been updated to include the groundbreaking changes to stroke care protocols. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States today and leading preventable cause of long-term disability. This resource fills in the gaps left in neuroscience content in nursing school and streamlines an often intimidating, but critically important, area of care.

Featuring diagnostic tests, cutting-edge treatments, and standards for best practice, Fast Facts for Stroke Care Nursing, Second Edition distills the lengthy and often complex national stroke care guidelines into a clear, easily digestible format. This guide can be used as a staff education resource or as a concise review for SCRN or SNRN certification exams, as well as a refresher for nurses seeking the essentials of stroke care. Content starts with stroke care improvements, covers moving through acute care to postacute care, and finishes with practical pointers for performance improvement.

New to the Second Edition:

Updated diagnostics with additional MR, CT, and transcranial Doppler options
Modified Rankin Scale score
Expands upon the neurological assessment with tips for completing it
New acute hemorrhagic stroke intervention and 2015 landmark studies on thrombectomy
Pipeline device
New large-vessel occlusion tools, routing plans, and certification programs for prehospital personnel
Expanded use of telemedicine
Information for advanced practice providers
Changes to the prehospital phase, the acute treatment phase, and the population affected by stroke
Key Features:

Reflects current standards of the American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, and The Joint Commission
Provides crucial information at a glance about diagnostic tests, state-of-the-art treatments, and best practice standards

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Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology : An Essential Guide for Nursing and Healthcare Students, Third Edition

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Jul 072018
 

Fundamentals 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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Public Health Nursing: Practicing Population-Based Care, Third Edition

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Jul 072018
 

Public Health Nursing: Practicing Population-Based Care, Third Edition is a comprehensive resource for students and faculty interested in public health nursing and education. The text takes a historical perspective in covering the challenges of public health nursing and offers evidence for why things are done the way they are. The authors accomplish this by providing a world view of various types of clinical experiences and by encouraging a conversation around how to invite the population to be active and engaged in the initiatives which promote public health.

The Third Edition covers the role of nursing in primary health care, the history of public health nursing, the science of population-based care inclusive of epidemiology and social epidemiology, evidence-based practice for population health. In addition, coverage of technology for research, data storage, retrieval, trend identification, as well as technological innovations for educational program delivery to a population and social networking are also featured.

Key Features:

– New chapter on the ethics of population-based care
– New chapter on the environment
– Minnesota Department of Health population-based intervention wheel
– Expanded content on disaster preparedness featuring case studies on Hurricane Katrina and the disaster in Haiti
– Additional information on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

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Gahart’s 2019 Intravenous Medications: A Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionals – 35th Edition (May 2018 Release)

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Jul 072018
 

Equip yourself to safely administer more than 400 intravenous drugs with the #1 IV drug handbook on the market! Now in its 35th edition, Gahart’s 2019 Intravenous Medications: A Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionals continues to be the most proven resource for comprehensive drug coverage, unparalleled accuracy, and an intuitive quick-access format. In addition to updating drug interactions, precautions, alerts, and patient teaching instructions for all existing IV drugs, this new 35th edition includes over a dozen new monographs of the most recent IV drugs to be approved by the FDA. When being inaccurate or out-of-date is not an option, Gahart’s annual publication and 40-year history of impeccable accuracy offers the confidence and proven guidance you need to safely and effectively administer any IV drug available today.

  • Annual publication prevents users from referencing outdated information.
  • 40-year history of impeccable accuracy reinforces the importance of safe IV drug administration.
  • Monographs on more than 400 IV drugs offers an impressive breadth of coverage that goes well beyond any comparable drug reference.
  • The perfect depth of information contains everything that is needed by today’s clinicians for safe administration of IV drugs ― nothing less, nothing more.
  • Proven, clinically-optimized page layout keeps all dosage information for each drug on either a single page or a two-page spread to prevent hand contamination by having to turn a page.
  • Highlighted Black Box Warnings and relevant content make locating critical information fast and easy.
  • Special circumstances in blue-screened text call attention to important circumstances that may not warrant black box warnings.
  • Convenient, alphabetical format organizes all drug monographs by generic name, allowing users to find any drug in seconds.
  • Dilution and dosage charts within monographs provide quick access to essential clinical information.
  • Life stage dosage variances are highlighted for geriatric, pediatric, infant, and neonatal patients.
  • Additional drug monographs not included in the printed guide are housed on the companion Evolve website. (Drugs found in ebook formats.)

  • NEW! Over a dozen new drug monographs provide current, clinically relevant drug information for the most recent IV drugs to be approved by the FDA.
  • NEW! Updates on drug interactions, precautions, alerts, and more have been made throughout the guide to reflect all changes to existing medications.

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Nursing Documentation in Aged Care: A Guide to Practice

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Jun 282018
 

Nursing documentation is often seen as a tiresome chore – although this is an understandable view, the reality is that in addition to meeting ethical and other professional requirements the good performance of documentation in aged care can add to the nurse’s personal satisfaction with their role. This book shows how nursing assessments, care plans, and progress notes can allow nurses to share their knowledge, observations, and skills – and thus make a crucial contribution to their own professional lives and to the quality of life of those in their care. More than a ‘how-to-do-it’ workbook, with contributions from a range of experts this comprehensive evidence-based textbook explores the issues surrounding documentation and reveals the importance of professional communication within multidisciplinary teams.

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Handbook of Clinical Nursing: Medical-Surgical Nursing

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Jun 252018
 


Designed 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–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 units
– Offers key knowledge for nurses new to practice or working in an unfamiliar nursing area
– Presented in a consistent format for ease of use
– Includes an overview of each specialty area
– Focuses on the role of the nurse throughout the treatment process
– Written and edited by expert clinicians and educators

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Therapeutic Communication in Mental Health Nursing

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Jun 252018
 


This book introduces an innovative technique for therapeutic communication in mental health nursing, expanding the toolkit for nurses seeking to engage challenging patients who have not responded to more conventional therapeutic methods. Linking nursing communication to current research on metaphor and figuration, it is illustrated with accessible clinical examples.

Metaphor is a key component of talk-based psychotherapies. But many of the patients whom nurses encounter in the inpatient setting are not good candidates for talk-based approaches, at least initially, because they are violent, withdrawn, highly regressed, or otherwise lacking a vocabulary to convey thoughts and feelings. This book offers specific clinical examples of an approach called the “gestural bridge.” This is a method for structuring games and physical activities which connect metaphorically to a patient’s personal themes, activating narrative and observational agency and enabling an exchange of meaning to begin at a time when conventional language is not available. Rooted in what nursing theorists have called the “embodied” or “aesthetic” way of knowing, this approach is both specific and easily grasped.

Drawing from contemporary work in literary theory, semiotics, metaphor theory, cognitive science, philosophy, linguistics, psychoanalysis, and the arts, Therapeutic Communication in Mental Health Nursing is important reading for advanced-level practitioners, students, and researchers interested in communication and relationship-building in nursing.

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Nursing in Critical Care Setting: An Overview from Basic to Sensitive Outcomes

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Jun 242018
 

This book provides essential insights into how the approach to nursing care in ICU patients has markedly changed over recent years. It shows how the focus has progressively moved away from the technical approach that characterized early ICUs to a wider personalization of patient care that also highlights general problems such as basic hygiene and general comfort. It also demonstrates that, at the same time, the nurses’ role has become more professionalized, with increasing competences in assessing and managing patients’ problems and measuring related outcomes.
It is structured in four units: Unit 1 presents the essential elements of accurate vital-function and basic-needs assessments for ICU patients, using both instrumental monitoring and specially validated assessment tools. Unit 2 addresses basic care in ICU patients, particularly hygiene and mobilization, reflecting recent developments in nursing that focus on the importance of these activities. Unit 3 highlights the main nursing outcomes in ICU patients, particularly focusing on risk prevention and complication management. Lastly, Unit 4 discusses advances in ICU nursing, from clinical, organizational and research perspectives.

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