Oxford Handbook of Mental Health Nursing, 2nd Edition

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Feb 282018

Fully revised for its second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Mental Health Nursing is the indispensable resource for all those caring for patients with mental health problems. Practical, concise, and up-to-date with the latest guidelines, practice, and initiatives, this handbook is designed to allow essential information to be quickly accessible to nurses in a busy clinical setting.

This Handbook contains expert guidance on all aspects of the nurses role. Written by experienced nurses and teachers, it will help you acheive the best possible results for your patients. Summaries of key sections of the mental health act are provided, as well as the mental capacity act, mental health legislation in Scotland and other UK countries. New material for the second edition includes expanded and revised information on leadership, medications, physical interventions, basic life support, religion, spirituality and faith, and working with older adults, as well as a brand new chapter on contemporary issues in mental health nursing.





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Nursing Practice in Multiple Sclerosis, Fourth Edition

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Feb 282018

This completely revised fourth edition of a comprehensive core text for advanced health care practitioners is distinguished by its focus on the increasing role of the APRN in primary care of the multiple sclerosis (MS) patient, the importance of involving the interdisciplinary team in different aspects of care, and the imperative of early and aggressive symptom interventions. Written by expert clinicians in easy-to-read outline format, the text includes the most current diagnostic tools and strategies for managing the disease process in both physical and psychosocial areas, with an emphasis on helping MS patients cope with the disease through the teaching and implementing of self-care strategies.

New content throughout includes a chapter on pain management, updated findings on primary care issues, neurologic complications, and the interrelated importance of interdisciplinary coordination, the role of ethics, professionalism, and the ability to deliver culturally competent care. New diagnostic tests and pharmacologic strategies provide an extensive arsenal of improved treatment options, and updated guidelines for managing symptoms address impaired mobility and bladder/bowel dysfunction. Updated pedagogical features include new chapter objectives, enhanced case examples, end-of-chapter review questions, and revised certification review questions. The text also serves as a practical review for nurses planning to take the MS nursing certification exam to become a multiple sclerosis certified nurse (MSCN).


Provides thoroughly updated content throughout
Focuses on the role of the APRN in primary care
Stresses the importance of early and aggressive symptom interventions
Includes a new chapter on pain management
Offers chapter objectives and review questions
Provides enhanced case examples
Serves as a reliable study review for the MSCN exam, with revised certification review questions
Covers primary care issues and neurologic complications
Stresses interdisciplinary involvement
Illuminates new diagnostic tests and pharmacologic strategies, such as treatment of acute attacks, immune-modulating and symptomatic therapies, and nonpharmacologic interventions
Presents updated guidelines for managing symptoms
Emphasizes the role of nursing in helping patients achieve independence and improved life quality
Includes new content on ethics, professionalism, and culturally competent care



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Analyzing and Conceptualizing the Theoretical Foundations of Nursing

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Feb 272018

Delivers all information required for the Theoretical Foundations of Nursing course

By embracing the major conceptual and theoretical contributions to nursing research that are outside of traditional nursing theory, this book serves as a vital resource for nurse researchers, and one that is indispensable for doctoral nursing students embarking on their dissertations. Containing the full complement of information required for the Theoretical Foundations of Nursing course for PhD programs, the text supports the foundational skills needed for excellence in research and scholarship. The book examines in depth the components of nursing theory and the types of theory used in nursing research and practice, and teaches students about the nature and use of concepts and the development of critical thinking skills that are essential for nursing research.

This text contains information for developing concepts and middle-range theory, using a variety of qualitative research methods, broadening theoretical scope by linking middle-range theories, and moving knowledge toward certainty by use of evidence. It also illustrates the construction of frameworks for quantitative inquiry, exploring theory in mixed-method design and how theory develops knowledge. Each method includes a description of the methodological approach and examples of subsequent concept or theory development. The text includes several methods for the development of concepts, micro- and mid-range theories using qualitative research, and a discussion of the new trend of moving these qualitative theories toward practice-based evidence. Each section of the book contains practical examples and supplementary activities that encourage inquiry. An instructor’s manual is included for adopters of the text.

Key Features:
• Teaches the significance of and foundations of perspective, concepts, qualitatively derived theory, quantitative frameworks, quantitative theoretical development, knowledge development from research, application, and evidence
• Focuses on current nursing research and how it is used in practice today
• Demonstrates the significant relationship between theory, research, knowledge development, evidence, and practice
• Promotes excellence in scholarship and research
• Includes an extensive instructor’s manual




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Health Policy and Politics: A Nurse’s Guide, Sixth Edition

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Feb 232018

Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.

Health Policy and Politics: A Nurse’s Guide, Sixth Edition encompasses the entire health policy process from agenda setting through policy and program evaluation. This is an essential text for both graduate and undergraduate students. The Sixth Edition features expanded information on the breadth of policy making and includes the impact of social media, economics, finance and other timely topics. The authors draw from their extensive experience and provides concrete examples of real-life situations that help students understand the link between nursing, policy theory and political action.

New to the Sixth Edition:

Updated theory content across all chapters
New case studies reflect current issues
Discussion Points connect theory to practice
New chapter focused on how students can become involved in the policy process.






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Nurse’s 5-Minute Clinical Consult: Diseases

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Feb 222018

Nurse’s 5-Minute Clinical Consult: Diseases covers more than 400 diseases—from Alzheimer’s disease to West Nile encephalitis—in a format that is ideal for rapid reference. Diseases and disorders are arranged alphabetically, and each disease/disorder is presented on a two-page spread with consistent headings, including pathophysiology, causes, risk factors, complications, assessment, treatment, nursing diagnoses, key outcomes, nursing interventions, monitoring, patient teaching, discharge planning, and more.

Recurring icons highlight dangerous disorders, information that is critical to ensure patient safety, and age-related concerns along the lifespan continuum. Hundreds of illustrations, photos, charts, and tables complement the text.






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NCLEX-PN Prep 2018: Practice Test + Proven Strategies (Kaplan Test Prep)

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Feb 212018

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.






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Portable LPN: The All-in-One Reference for Practical Nurses

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Feb 212018

A compact powerhouse of clinical information, Portable LPN is the practical nurse’s all-in-one pocket guide to every aspect of day-to-day patient care. Coverage includes assessment techniques and findings, laboratory tests, common procedures, infection control, drug administration, dosage calculation, drug precautions, alternative and complementary therapies, documenting care, home care issues, cultural considerations, pain management, end-of-life care, pressure ulcer and traumatic wound care, and much more.

The user-friendly, concise presentation features dozens of bulleted lists, charts, and illustrations. Icons include Alert, which highlights potential dangers; Age Alert, which highlights pediatric and geriatric considerations; and Patient Teaching Tips that ensure learning and compliance. SI units are included for lab tests.






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Clinical Research for the Doctor of Nursing Practice, Third Edition

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Feb 212018

Clinical Research for the Doctor of Nursing Practice, Third Edition walks the reader through each aspect of the DNP project, explaining how students can effectively conceptualize, design, and implement their research to become agents of change in multiple healthcare settings. Focusing on the practical steps needed to complete the capstone project, the Third Edition demystifies common challenges for DNP students, including how to develop a research question, select a methodology, and develop a proposal for implementation.

The text also investigates emerging issues relevant to DNP-prepared nurses, from changes in patient confidentiality practices and HIPAA legislation to making interventions in quality improvement processes. Several sample DNP projects are included to foster classroom discussion and analysis.

New to the Third Edition:

• New chapter on selecting a research methodology
• Renewed focus on and discussion of theoretical frameworks
• Guides for translating DNP project findings into practice;
• An overview of the role of the DNP-educated nurse in academia
• Analysis of updates to HIPPA legislation



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Just the Facts: I.V. Therapy

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Feb 192018

This quick-reference handbook meets Infusion Nurses Society standards and provides the essential I.V. therapy facts that nurses need for clinical work. Information is presented in an easy-to-scan bulleted format, with visually compelling illustrations of techniques and eye-catching symbols that highlight warning alerts.

Separate chapters focus on peripheral and central venous I.V. therapy, including coverage on state-of-the-art vascular access devices, PICC lines, and a quick-scan guide to CV catheters. Close attention is given to the prevention and management of specific complications of peripheral and central venous therapy. Other chapters cover I.V. medication administration, transfusions, chemotherapy infusions, and parenteral nutrition.






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Clinical Handbook of Neonatal Pain Management for Nurses

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Feb 172018

Written specifically for nurses, this clinical handbook provides unmatched comprehensive information on pain management for the vulnerable neonatal population. Given the possibility of significant short- and long-term consequences of neonatal pain if left unmanaged, all nurses in neonatal settings should be familiar with the origins of neonatal pain, pain assessment, and the pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic pain management techniques outlined and explained in this clinical guide.

Each chapter contains critical information on safe and proven therapies for common painful procedures, including lists of dosages and side effects. Nurses can use this clinical handbook to adopt strategies to routinely assess pain, minimize the number of painful procedures, employ drug-based and non-drug-based therapies that prevent pain in routine procedures, and eliminate pain associated with surgery. As a well-rounded guide and resource for use in neonatal settings, this portable reference also features chapters on how nurses can engage others to assist with neonatal pain, and expands upon the role of the family to ensure the best neonatal care.

• The first clinical handbook specifically for nurses treating neonates
• A holistic, state-of-the-art resource describing pain management techniques
• Addresses assessment, medications, and the application of both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic pain management techniques
• Lists dosages and side effects

Discusses how to manage withdrawal pain from neonatal abstinence syndrome.





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