How to Master Nursing Calculations: Improve Your Maths and Make Sense of Drug Dosage Charts, 2 edition

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Mar 282019
 

For the maths-phobic, this 2nd edition of the best-selling “How to Master Nursing Calculations”, is ideal practice for learning key numeracy skills. The perfect companion for your training and in the first few crucial years of your career, it builds your competency through practice, revision and every day examples. Contents includes a review of the basics, clear illustrations of instrument scales, medical administration records and pharmaceutical labels as well as a detailed guide to reading drug dosage charts, including a brand new list of important abbreviations and a section on how to make drug calculations without equations – requiring little mathematical knowledge – “How to Master Nursing Calculations”, 2nd edition, will help you master complex dosages and turn you into a maths whiz.

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The Nurse’s Reality Gap

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Mar 272019
 

Many faculty members struggle as they watch students who were successful in school become discouraged upon entering clinical practice. The questions become, “Who is failing?” and “What can be done to better prepare novoice nurses for the reality of today’s nursing field?”

Author and educator Leslie Neal-Boylan asks hard questions about why students who succeed academically may fail in nursing jobs. Both faculty members and students will find insight and solutions for bridging the gap between nursing school and the realities of practice and the profession.

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A Manual of Neonatal Intensive Care, Fifth Edition

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Mar 262019
 

The fifth edition of this highly successful and well-regarded book continues to provide those working in neonatal intensive care units with precise instructions on the diagnosis and management of common neonatal problems. This edition has been extensively updated and revised, while retaining the background physiology, key references, and diagrams that made previous editions so successful.

Several new chapters have been added, including the subjects of fetal medicine, antenatal diagnosis, and obstetrics for the neonatologist. Using a clear, accessible style, this edition features discussions of evidence-based medicine and the introduction of additional easy-to-digest lists. The text has been made more internationally applicable, including a re-focus of the chapter on organization of neonatal care away from UK-specific admission criteria and more towards general reasons for admitting a baby to the intensive care ward.

A Manual for Neonatal Intensive Care provides invaluable guidance for trainees in pediatrics, neonatology, and neonatal nursing and forms a useful ready-reference for the practicing pediatrician and nurse.

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Drug Calculations for Nurses: A step-by-step approach, Fourth Edition

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Mar 252019
 

The administration of drug treatments in hospitals has become increasingly complex. It sometimes involves potent drugs that may be fatal if administered incorrectly. The ability to perform drug calculations accurately is therefore paramount to prevent placing patients at risk.

Drug Calculations for Nurses: A Step-by-Step Approach teaches healthcare professionals how to perform drug calculations with confidence and competence. It provides step-by-step guidance to carry out accurate drug calculations, with units and drug strengths clearly explained.

This bestselling pocket-size book begins with the basic mathematical skills required to perform calculations, including tips on estimating answers. It then covers drug strengths and concentrations, dosage calculations, IV infusion therapies, and pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Two separate chapters focus on children and the elderly, addressing specific challenges encountered in these populations.

Helpful worked examples, key points, and objectives are included in every chapter. Useful tables with common prescription abbreviations, estimation of renal function, and body surface area estimates are easily accessible through the appendices.

This new edition comes with an online pre-test enabling readers to benchmark their knowledge. Specific weaknesses can then be identified and addressed in the printed book. Also included is a revision test that allows readers to assess their ability to perform drug calculations after completing the book.

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Guidelines for Nurse Practitioners in Ambulatory Obstetric Settings

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Mar 252019
 

“The authors have crafted a very user-friendly set of guidelines, identifying the steps in assessment of patients for risks, outlining the objectives for care from preconception through postpartum, and addressing care for pregnant HIV positive women…[the book] includes avenues to electronic resources to assist them in accessing the newest information in ever-evolving and changing practice environments.”

―Joellen W. Hawkins, RNC, PhD, FAAN
Professor Emeritus, Boston College Connell School of Nursing
Writer in Residence, Simmons College, School of Nursing and Health Sciences

“This is a concise, yet comprehensive book. I would recommend that any advanced practice nurse working in obstetrics have it on the bookshelf. It could also be used as protocol manual for small practices.” Score: 100, 5 Stars.–Doody’s Medical Reviews

This is the only comprehensive source of current, evidence-based guidelines for advanced practice nursing management of the obstetric patient in an ambulatory setting. Encompassing preconception, prenatal, and postpartum nursing care, it stresses the importance of recognizing pre-existing complications of pregnancy and identifying obstetric complications. The book provides best practices for care of uncomplicated pregnancies throughout the gestation period and covers preconception care, basic genetic counseling, and outpatient postpartum care, as well as assessment and management of common postpartum problems, health promotion, and lactation issues. It addresses medications that can be safely used during pregnancy and antenatal surveillance recommendations.

The book is written by nurse practitioners with combined experience of more than 50 years of practice in women’s health and obstetrics. Written for NPs, CNMs, and PAs, it provides a consistent, easy-to-access outline format that includes definition, etiology, history, physical exam, lab exam, differential diagnosis, treatment, complications, consultation/referral, and follow-up. Tables and diagrams further illustrate and reinforce the content, and numerous websites and bibliographies offer sources for additional study.
Key Features:

Presents the first comprehensive, up-to-date source of guidelines for preconception, prenatal, and postpartum nursing care in ambulatory settings
Formats guidelines clearly and consistently for easy access to clinical information
Provides key assessments including laboratory and ultrasound diagnostics
Includes the latest trends in preterm labor prevention, disaster planning, and HIV in pregnancy.
Covers early parenting issues and breastfeeding for success
Provides guidelines for identifying complications and when to refer for specialist care

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Fast Facts About Substance Use Disorders: What Every Nurse, APRN, and PA Needs to Know

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Mar 242019
 

by Brenda Marshall EdD PMHNP-BC ANEF (Author), Jack Spencer (Author)

The only current resource for APPs caring for people with SUDs in clear, concise format

This greatly needed resource is the first to provide evidence-based information and strategies for APRNs and PAs who work with individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs). Written in a concise, bulleted style for easy access to critical information, the reference addresses often-undiagnosed medical and psychiatric conditions which may accompany SUDs and the ethical considerations of working with affected patients and families.

Written by noted substance abuse experts, the resource distills key information about SUDs, explaining what they are and what they are not, and the role of APPs in helping afflicted individuals to recover. It discusses how to identify SUDs regarding signs and symptoms, emergency response, and specific disorders. Also addressed is the use of pharmacology to treat SUDs including complementary and alternative medications, person-centered care for individuals with SUDs across the lifespan, and how to care for afflicted individuals in a variety of settings.

Key Features:

Distills current, evidence-based information in a concise, bulleted, pocket-sized format
Organized for quick access to information
Delivers proven strategies for successful nursing interventions
Defines substance abuse disorders across the lifespan
Discusses how to de-stigmatize people with substance abuse disorders
Explores legal and ethical implications surrounding provision of health care to patients with SUDs

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Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Health Professionals: Advocacy and Action, Third Edition

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Mar 242019
 

by Donna M. Nickitas (Author), Donna J. Middaugh (Author), Veronica Feeg (Author)

Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Health Professionals: Advocacy and Action, Third Edition reflects a well-honed vision of what nursing and health professionals need to know to both understand and influence health policy. Through their focus on relevant issues, the authors discuss how healthcare professionals can prepare themselves to engage in the economic, political, and policy dimensions of health care.

The Third Edition focuses on the most relevant health policy issues while taking an interdisciplinary approach to create an understanding of healthcare practice and policy across interprofessional teams. In addition, global and population health issues such as war, terrorism, disease and natural disasters that impact health professionals are also covered in detail.

New to the Third Edition:
• Case studies which close the gap in understanding how policy and politics impacts health systems
• Updated content on the Affordable Care Act
• Enhanced Primary Care Roles (new chapter)
• Health Information Technology and the Intersection of Health Policy (new chapter)
• Political Power of Nurses: Harnessing Our Values & Voices (new chapter)

About the Author
Dean and Professor, Rutgers University School of Nursing, Camden, New Jersey, Editor, Nursing Economic$, The Journal for Health Care Leaders, Pitman, New Jersey

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Basics (Kaplan Test Prep), 7th Edition

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Mar 202019
 

Kaplan’s The Basics provides comprehensive review of essential nursing school content so you can ace your assignments and exams.

The Best Review
• All the essential content you need, presented in outline format and easy-access tables for efficient review
• Chapters mirror the content covered in your nursing school curriculum so you know you have complete content coverage.
• Used by thousands of students each year to succeed in nursing school and beyond

Expert Guidance
• Kaplan’s expert nursing faculty reviews and updates content annually.
• We invented test prep—Kaplan (www.kaptest.com) has been helping students for almost 80 years. Our proven strategies have helped legions of students achieve their dreams.

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Introduction to Quality and Safety Education for Nurses: Core Competencies for Nursing Leadership and Management

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Mar 192019
 

Updated to incorporate a leadership and management and interprofessional focus

This second edition of Introduction to Quality and Safety Education for Nurses has been thoroughly updated with a leadership and management perspective while retaining core content that unpacks the knowledge and skills required of entry-level nurses in each of the six Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) domains. After heart disease and cancer, patient safety errors rank as the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. As patients’ needs have increased in complexity and inter-professional teamwork and collaboration has become essential, only strong leadership skills can ensure high-quality and safe care. Nurses, largest group of health care professionals that spend the most time with patients, are uniquely suited to lead through effective management and communication in this dynamic environment.

With contributions from nurses, physicians, pharmacists, librarians, attorney, and other health care professionals throughout the U.S. and beyond, Introduction to Quality and Safety Education for Nurses, Second Edition underscores the inter-professional focus grounding health care practice today. The updated edition includes five new chapters on implementing quality and safety initiatives from a leadership and management perspective, and state-of-the-art information on quality improvement. Each chapter contains learning objectives, opening scenarios, case studies, interviews, critical thinking exercises, key concepts, clinical discussion points, review activities, NCLEX-style questions, and web resources.

New to the Second Edition:

Increased focus on leadership and management aspects of Quality and Safety
Updated information from national and state health care and nursing organizations
An evolving clinical case study for application of concepts throughout the text
Additional patient care cases and real-life examples
Interviews with a myriad of health care professionals such as educators, library scientists, lawyers, psychologists, risk managers, and many others
Five new chapters addressing nurse leadership and management of high-quality care, legal and ethical aspects of quality and safety, delegating patient care and setting priorities, tools of quality improvement, and quality improvement project management
Key Features:

Helps nursing schools to fulfill accreditation standards for quality and safety curricula
Maps the QSEN competencies for knowledge, skills and attitudes(KSA’s) for each chapter
Includes objectives, critical thinking exercises, case studies, interviews, NCLEX-style questions, photos, tables, suggested readings, and more in each chapter
Provides instructor package with PowerPoint slides, Q&A, answers for case study and critical thinking exercises, and more
Provides knowledge for Nursing Education QSEN-specific courses
KSAs throughout chapters

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Nursing Entrance Exams (Test Easy), 2nd Edition

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Mar 192019
 

Rest Easy with Test Easy!

You’re excited about your decision to pursue a career in nursing. And regardless of what type of nurse you plan to become—RN, LPN or LVN, CNS, nurse practitioner, or other specialization—you know that to get into the nursing program of your choice you’ll have to do your absolute best on the entrance exams.

Well, rest easy because Test Easy makes acing your exams a snap! In this book, you get:
• An overview of the NLN, PAX-RN/PN, HESI, TEAS, HOBET, and PSB Registered Nursing School Aptitude Exam
• Tips for boosting your grammar, vocabulary, and reading proficiency to pass the nursing exam verbal section
• Math essentials to get you comfortable with the arithmetic, algebra, and geometry nurses need to know
• Science tutorials for boning up on the essentials of life science, anatomy & physiology, chemistry, and physics
• Practice exams to test your progress, plus detailed answers to help you pass your exams with flying colors

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