Intensive Care Nursing: A Framework for Practice, Fourth Edition

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Dec 192018
 

Especially written for qualified nurses working in intensive care units, this comprehensive text has been developed to be as accessible as possible. This fourth edition has been revised throughout to ensure the evidence base is completely up to date and the content reflects contemporary best practice.

Intensive Care Nursing is structured in user-friendly sections. The chapters contain sections outlining the “fundamental knowledge” needed to understand key chapters, “implications for practice” boxes, further reading and resources overviews, “time out” sections for revision and clinical scenarios with questions included. Reviewed throughout by experienced practitioners and teachers, it covers:

patient-focused issues of bedside nursing;
the technical knowledge necessary to care safely for ICU patients;
the more common and specialised disease processes and treatments encountered;
how nurses can use their knowledge and skills to develop their own and others’ practice.
Written by a practice development nurse with a strong clinical background in intensive care nursing and experience of teaching nursing, Intensive Care Nursing is essential reading for nurses and health professionals working with seriously ill patients, particularly those undertaking post-registration training in the area

About the Author
Philip Woodrow is Practice Development Nurse in Critical Care at East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust, UK.

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Health Policy: Application for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals, Second Edition

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Dec 192018
 

Health care providers frequently engage in setting policy agenda at the individual, systems, institutional, or public level. Health Policy: Application for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals, Second Edition provides an overview of the policy making process within a variety of settings including academia, clinical practice, communities, and various health care systems. By including both policy evaluation and research, the author provides a comprehensive and multi-perspective approach to developing and formulating effective health care policy.

The Second Edition has been updated to include new chapters on the following topic areas: board governance and policy leadership, institutional and organizational and association policy, healthcare systems and global health policy. In addition, the text provides key information on the process of policy search process and offers and expanded policy institute listing.

New to the Second Edition
Updated references
Additional figures, tables and templates
New case studies
Key Point Boxes in each chapter highlight key concepts
Primary source referencing for definitions (Black’s Law Dictionary)

About the Author
Dean and Professor, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing, New Orleans, Louisiana

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Wound care : a handbook for community nurses

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Dec 092018
 

The day-to-day responsibility for wound management is a role usually undertaken by nurses. It includes assessing the wound, selecting an appropriate treatment, and evaluating the patients’ progress. In order to do this effectively the nurse needs to understand the healing process, recognize the factors which may delay wound healing, understand how wound healing can be optimized, know how to recognize complications if they arise and know how to treat them. This text, specifically written for community nurses, including practice nurses, provides a picture of wound healing for both acute and chronic wounds that may be encountered in a community setting. An overview of the function of the skin and phases of wound healing are examined prior to looking at the relationship between wound healing and the patients’ health and lifestyle. The reference is written in a question-and-answer format, and includes relevant case studies.
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Strengths-Based Nursing Care: Health And Healing For Person And Family

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Nov 242018
 

Awarded first place in the 2013 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Nursing Education/Continuing Education category

This is the first book to provide an in-depth exploration of strengths-based nursing care. It includes personal stories from practicing nurses and expert consultants using SBC, which enhances interest and credibility. It is filled with exercises and examples to help educators or nurses include SBC in their practice. As Dr. Benner states, the book is ‘accessible and easy to read but requires much personal and professional reflection.'” Score: 98, 5 Stars.–Doody’s Medical Reviews

[This book] is refreshing and timely. In 10 clearly written chapters, Dr. Gottlieb presents the theoretical foundations for strengths-based nursing care (SBNC), and provides practice-oriented examples and strategies for the integration of a human values-based approach that honors and supports transformative professional nursing.”–Nursing Forum

I enthusiastically recommend this book for every introduction to nursing course, and equally for graduate nurses in Advanced Nursing Practice Master’s programs and nurses currently engaged in practice. This book is one of those rare treats that put into words what expert nurses come to know and experience over time in their best practice. By giving clarity, insight and rigor to a central, but poorly understood value and wisdom embedded in the best of nursing practice, Dr. Laurie Gottlieb has given back to nursing a stronger, clearer self-understanding and social grasp of the best that nursing has to offer–Strengths Based Care can inform all diagnoses, health care design, and implementation.

From the Foreword by Patricia Benner, RN, PhD, FAAN
Professor Emeritus
University of California, San Francisco

“Laurie Gottlieb has her eye on the future of health care and what is now required for new directions, new paradigms, new thinking, to re-pattern our current outdated medical, illness- focused, problem-directed orientation, if not fixation. Strengths-based nursing is refreshingly liberating; it is focused on what is needed to sustain health and life itself. It is the necessary shift needed to redirect treatment and caring models from disease to health. It brings to the foreground strengths and positive options, and what is right, for our own daily living and health, versus what is wrong. This revolutionary work offers a breath of life into dominant medically oriented care models and liberates the human spirit of both nurses and those we serve. ”

Jean Watson, PhD, RN,AHN-BC, FAAN
Distinguished Professor Emerita and Dean Emerita
University of Colorado Denver, College of Nursing
Founder/Director: Watson Caring Science Institute

This book is the highlight of the decade for me. I am comfortable in saying that this is one of the most important transformational books on nursing since Florence Nightingale’s seminal book, Notes on Nursing…Dr. Laurie Gottlieb presents in great detail the tools, skills, and competencies that can empower all nurses to have an impact on their clients, patients, families, and communities. I hope that this book will become the Notes On Nursing of the 21st century. It has the power to transform nursing practice and with it, to transform the delivery of health care and the health care system. I also hope this book becomes the permanent companion of all nurses –for those who are on the journey to becoming nurses and for those who care for patients all over the world. This book will provide nurses with the inspiration and guidance to care for clients and patients in the most sensitive and respectful ways.

Judith Shamian, RN, PhD, LLD (Hon), DSc, (Hon), FAAN
President, International Council of Nurses (ICN)
CEO Emeritus, Victorian Order of Nurses (VON)
Past-President, Canadian Nurses Association (2010-2012)

Strengths-Based Nursing Care is a phenomenal book! Dr. Gottlieb has developed an approach to nursing that I believe holds a key in revolutionizing not only the discipline of nursing, but all of health care. She draws on the best traditions of nursing – the strengths of nursing itself that have endured for ages. As Dr. Gottlieb explains, nursing’s deepest values have been derailed with the emergence of the “technocratic era.” In this era, a deficit model prevails that emphasizes problems. Dr. Gottlieb proposes that we can and must turn our focus on strengths, and bring together four elements of strengths-based nursing: person-centered care, health promotion, collaborative partnerships and empowerment. I highly recommend this book for all nurses, and encourage all nursing faculty everywhere to embrace this book as a basic text.

Peggy L. Chinn, RN, PhD, FAAN
Professor Emerita
University of Connecticut

In the hallowed tradition of Florence Nightingale, who argued that nursing’s mandate was ‘to put the patient in the best condition for nature to act upon him’, Gottlieb has captured the best within the philosophical core of nursing theorizing and modernized it for today’s nurse. In Strengths-Based Nursing, she deconstructs the fine details of everyday nursing thinking and action, guiding the development of a thoroughly moral, optimistic and practical clinical wisdom within the practitioner across the spectrum of health and illness. Capturing our attention with examples and exemplars, she takes us on an engaging and highly reflexive journey through how the health care world looks from a genuinely nursing angle of vision. In an era of renewed interest in authentic patient engagement, Gottlieb’s text will be an outstanding toolkit with which to support and develop the profession.

Sally Thorne, RN, PHD, FAAN, FCAHS
Professor
University of British Columbia

Laurie Gottlieb is an exemplary scholar who has produced a unique volume, which blends the accumulated wisdom of several decades’ immersion in nursing with expert clinical testimony into a new synthesis known as the strengths based model of nursing. The book will appeal to students and seasoned clinicians keen to expand and deepen their knowledge in their quest to unravel the enigma of expertise.

Anne Marie Rafferty, CBE, BSc, MPhil, DPhil (Oxon), RGN, DN, FRCN, FKC, FAAN
Professor
King’s College London

Strengths-Based Care is an important and timely contribution to relational nursing education and practice. I would highly recommend this book to nursing students and practising nurses at various levels within the education and healthcare systems.” –Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership

Highly recommended.” –Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries

This is the first book that sets out the foundations of Strengths-Based Nursing Care (SBC) as an approach to practice to promote health and facilitate healing for persons and families. It is also the first practical guide for nurses on how to incorporate the knowledge, skills, and tools of SBC into everyday practice. The text builds on and further develops concepts in a model developed by the prestigious McGill University Nursing Program. SBC signifies a paradigm shift in nursing care from a model based on problems, deficits, and pathology to an approach to care that focuses on individual, family, and community strengths as a cornerstone of effective nursing care. The testimony of 46 nurses demonstrates how SBC can be effectively used in multiple settings across the lifespan.

The book develops the theoretical foundations underlying SBC, promotes the acquisition of fundamental skills needed for SBC practice, and offers specific strategies, techniques, and tools for identifying strengths and harnessing them to facilitate healing and health. According to the SBC model, the text describes how one becomes a nurse through retraining the senses, developing observation skills, and reforming interpersonal and communication skills for clinical judgment and decision-making. The text includes an instructor’s guide. Author Laurie Gottlieb has been the recipient of the prestigious Centennial Award of the Canadian Nurses Association, the only award to recognize the 100 most influential nurses in Canada.

Key Features:

Provides the first complete, foundational, and practical textbook on Strength-Based Nursing Care
Teaches how to identify, engage, and nurture existing and new strengths to enhance health and healing
Integrates testimony and clinical insights from 46 nurses using SBC in clinical practice
Emphasizes clinical and critical inquiry, clinical grasp and judgment, decision-making, and evidence-based practice

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Caring for Older People in Australia: Principles for Nursing Practice, 2nd Edition

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Nov 242018
 

From a combined team of academics and practicing clinicians, Johnson’s Caring for Older People 2e is the most representative resource in the market, featuring a diverse range of ethnicities, genders and sexualities. The experiences of minority groups are featured throughout, and the chapter on sexuality in older people is the most comprehensive of any text in the field. The only aged care resource to be delivered as an interactive Wiley E-Text, Johnson’s second edition is an engaging digital resource rich in media such as videos, animations and interactives that bring cases to life.
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OET Nursing: Official OET Practice Book 1

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Nov 222018
 

From the makers of OET.
Test and build your English skills with this official OET Nursing resource.

Each Practice Test Book includes:
•Three OET practice tests with answer keys
•An overview of OET and how the test is scored
•The Test-Taker’s Information Guide
•Key assessment criteria
•Useful language information.

Please note that you will not be able to print out the sample tests that are in the book. If you wish to be able write on the tests, we recommend that you purchase the print book.

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Taylor’s Clinical Nursing Skills: A Nursing Process Approach, 4th Edition

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Nov 212018
 

Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.Taylor’s Clinical Nursing Skills: A Nursing Process Approach aims to help you learn the nursing skills necessary for safe and effective patient care. The text includes unexpected situations that you may encounter, along with related interventions for how to respond to these unexpected situations. With both basic and advanced skills, this text will be an essential resource to you across the curriculum and throughout your career.Instructor ResourcesThe Test Generator has over 500 NCLEX (R)-Style questions to help you put together exclusive new tests from a bank with questions spanning the book’s topics, which will assist you in assessing your students’ understanding of the material.PowerPoint Presentations, provided for each book chapter, enhance teaching by providing key visuals and reinforcing content.Skills Lab Teaching Plans walk you through each chapter, objective by objective, and provide a lecture outline and teaching guidelines.A Master Checklist for Skills Competency is provided to help you track your students’ progress on all the skills in this book.A sample Syllabus is provided to help you organize your course.WebCT/Blackboard-Ready Materials can be accessed on thePoint, plus access to all Student Resources, including Watch & Learn video clips, Practice & Learn activities, and Concepts in Action Animations.The Image Bank provides free access to illustrations and photos from the textbook for use in PowerPoint presentations and handouts.Student ResourcesNCLEX (R)-Style Review Questions correspond with each book chapter for review of important concepts to help you practice for the NCLEX examination.Watch & Learn video clips, Practice & Learn activities, and Concepts in Action Animations demonstrate important concepts related to skills.Journal Articles offer access to current research available in Wolters Kluwer journals.Dosage Calculation Quizzes provide opportunities for you to practice math skills and calculate drug dosages.

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Applying Conceptual Models of Nursing : Quality Improvement, Research, and Practice

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Nov 202018
 

This practical resource for nursing students, educators, researchers, and practitioners provides content about the conceptual models of nursing that are used as organizing frameworks for nursing practice, quality improvement projects, and research. Chapters break these abstract models down into their core concepts and definitions. Discussions of each model provide examples of practical application so readers can employ these organizing frameworks. This is the only book to apply these models to quality improvement projects, particularly those in DNP programs and clinical agencies.

For every conceptual model, diagrams, information boxes, and other visual elements clarify and reinforce information. Each chapter features applications of the conceptual models to a wide variety of examples, including nursing practice assessment and an intervention, a literature review and descriptive qualitative, instrument development, correlational, experimental, and mixed-method studies. Other valuable features include faculty templates for practice, quality improvement, and research methodologies for each conceptual model, along with extensive references.

Key Features:

– Focuses on applying conceptual models in practice
– Demonstrates how a wide range of nursing conceptual models are applied to nursing practice, quality improvement, and research
– PowerPoint templates for each conceptual model avaliable to faculty
– Provides abundant diagrams, boxes, and other visual elements to clarify and reinforce information
– Includes an extensive list of references for each conceptual model

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Essentials of Medical Genetics for Nursing and Health Professionals

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Nov 182018
 

Essentials of Medical Genetics for Nursing and Other Health Professionals: An Interprofessional Approach is a concise introduction to genetics clinically applicable to nursing students as well as students in other healthcare professions. The text employs an accelerated approach to understanding the fundamentals of genetics, even those with limited knowledge on the topic will find this a beneficial resource. The content is aligned to the ANA’s Essential Genetic and Genomic Competencies and begins with a review of DNE, RNA, protein synthesis, chromosomes, and inheritance patterns. In addition, it takes a clinical focus on specific diseases and groups of disease processes. Each disease chapter focuses on the molecular basis of the disease, the signs and symptoms of the disease, surveillance recommendations, treatment options for the disease, and other disorders. Coverage of diagnostic techniques, embryology and teratogens, diagnostic techniques for genetic testing, prenatal screening, genetics counseling and the ethical, legal, and social issues that surround human genetics and genomics is also included.

Key Features:
Aligned to the ANA’s Essentials of Genetic and Genomic Competencies
Diagnostic techniques for genetic testing
Tables and figures which reinforce comprehension
Interprofessional contributor list across several health specialties

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Indirect Care Handbook for Advanced Nursing Roles: Beyond the Bedside

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Nov 182018
 

Indirect Care Handbook for Advanced Nursing Roles: Beyond the Bedside addresses the indirect care responsibilities that confront nurses practicing in all types of advanced roles. The text covers those topics related to the context of patient care that may be influenced by advanced nurses, including environment and sustainability, workplace violence, risk and harm, performance evaluation, outcomes, and safety. Designed to meet the needs of graduate students in Masters and Doctoral programs of study, this book provides a broad array of cutting-edge topics necessary to providing expert leadership beyond the bedside.

About the Author
Clinical Professor of Nursing, Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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