Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge, Fourth Edition

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Jun 082018
 

Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge, Fourth Edition teaches nursing students the history of healthcare informatics, current issues, basic informatics concepts, and health information management applications. This comprehensive text contains basic through complex concepts to address the needs of the novice through innovator. The text takes the reader from the building blocks of informatics through complicated topics such as data mining, bioinformatics, and system development. The content is enhanced through its grounding in the Foundation of Knowledge Model founded by the authors.

The purpose of this text is to provide a set of practical and powerful tools to ensure that students gain a solid understanding of Nursing Informatics and is able to move from information through knowledge to wisdom. The field of Informatics is a rapidly growing and ever-changing. In accordance with industry changes the Fourth Edition has been update to include two competency based assessment tools: TANIC and NICA L3/L4.

New to the Fourth Edition
Coverage of change theory
Updates on EHR systems and their increased use
Information on SMART technologies and patient safety
New tools including wearables, connectivity, virtual patient tools, apps
Simulated clinical experiences
Emerging technologies

About the Author
Director, Virtual Learning Experiences (VLE), Professor, Graduate Programs, Chamberlain College of Nursing

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Nursing Research Critiques

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Jun 032018
 


Fosters fundamental skills needed to critically evaluate evidence from published research studies

This is the first resource to provide APRN students and practicing clinicians with a step-by-step guide to critically analyze evidence from research studies. As part of a profession that relies on best evidence, nurses need to be able to effectively assess research articles. Equipped with these skills, nurses will lead an informed practice and improve patient care.

With 14 qualitative and quantitative studies, chapters use previously published research articles to demonstrate the actual critique process. This text delves past outlining the elements of critique to teach by example, walking through every part of a research article, from the title to the conclusion, and highlighting specific queries which need to be answered to craft a strong critique. The research articles in this book offer a broad range of clinical areas and diverse methodologies to highlight the fundamental differences between qualitative and quantitative studies, their underlying paradigms and relative strengths and weaknesses. With a consistent, robust critiquing template, this content can easily be applied to countless additional research studies.

Key Features:

Comprises the only text to offer research critiques in nursing
Provides actual examples of critiques of published research papers by experienced nurse researchers and educators
Showcases a diverse range of research studies
Structures critiques consistently to enable replication of the process
Useful to hospitals, especially those with Magnet certification.

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Nurse’s Toolbook for Promoting Wellness

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May 252018
 

The tools and guidance you need to make wellness a part of your everyday nursing practice

While many books have covered the theoretical aspects of wellness, only one resource gives you a real sense of what wellness looks like at the bedside: the Nurse’s Toolbook for Promoting Wellness. Compact and easy to use, this unique how-to guide is filled with wellness-oriented clinical tools and practical suggestions, from teaching nutritional wellness to promoting specific aspects of patients’ wellness such as moving and breathing well.

Features

– Wellness Assessment Tools that give specific instructions on how to identify areas for potential wellness interventions
– Wellness Teaching Tools specifically designed to be used as handouts educate patients about how they can participate in their own care
– Insightful stories from nurses and patients demonstrating the role of wellness in patient care
– Clear three-part organization that begins with a helpful overview of wellness nursing, then covers how to promote patients’ wellness in their daily lives and facilitate specific aspects of patients’ wellness
– Detailed, step-by-step guidelines that provide specific techniques to use at the bedside
– Hands-on self-assessment tools that enable you to utilize wellness techniques in your own life

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MedSurg Notes: Nurse’s Clinical Pocket Guide

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May 172018
 

MedSurg Notes, 2nd Edition provides information in one handy pocket guide. With over 65 common clinical situations addressed, MedSurg Notes is a pocketful of confidence. The book includes: tabs for renal and endocrine; an emergency tab – including updated CPR guidelines and what to do during a code; an infections tab; combined labs and meds tab; a full color A&P snapshot; guidelines for delegation and documentation; and a simple framework for thinking and acting in urgent situations.

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Nurses and Families: A Guide to Family Assessment and Intervention (6th Edition)

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May 112018
 

Harness the power of the nurse-family relationship! Use the thoroughly revised evidence-based Calgary Family Assessment and Intervention Models to competently and compassionately assess and intervene with families experiencing illness, loss, and/or disability.
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A Nurse on the Edge of the Desert : From Birdsville to Kandahar: The Art of Extreme Nursing

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May 092018
 

Red Cross Nurse and New Zealander Andrew Cameron is the winner of the coveted Florence Nightingale Medal. In this gripping book he recounts his remarkable life nursing in some of the world’s most dangerous and challenging locations, including South Sudan, Yemen, Sierra Leone and Afghanistan. He also details his nursing career in some of Australia’s most remote settlements, where anything can be waiting at the end of a long and dusty outback road: a major road accident, a suicide, a broken arm, a stabbing. With mordant humour, wisdom and insight, he recounts the challenges, excitements, and huge rewards of a nursing life.

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ATI TEAS Strategies, Practice & Review with 2 Practice Tests: Online + Book (Kaplan Test Prep)

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May 072018
 

Kaplan’s ATI TEAS Strategies, Practice & Review provides comprehensive content review, realistic practice, and expert advice to help you face the test with confidence and get into the school of your choice.

Kaplan’s content review and practice questions are developed and tailored to the TEAS 6 for the most up-to-date prep. Our exam-focused instruction and targeted practice help you make the most of your study time.

The Best Review
• Two full-length practice tests with comprehensive explanations of every question
• 50-question online Qbank for additional test-like practice
• More than 300 additional practice questions and explanations to develop your skills
• Expert review of all TEAS content areas: Reading, Math, Science, and English and Language Usage
• Glossaries to help you understand the key terms in each content area

Expert Guidance
• Our practical test-taking strategies and study techniques help prepare you for even the hardest concepts
• 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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Complete Nurse’s Guide to Diabetes Care

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May 042018
 

by Belinda P. Childs (Editor), Marjorie Cypress (Editor), Geralyn Spollett (Editor)

This new edition of the Complete Nurse’s Guide to Diabetes Care is a comprehensive resource for all nurses who work with diabetes patients. Inside readers will find expert advice on: The fundamentals of diabetes care Recent research on complications and associated diseases Numerous care and management approaches How diabetes affects women, children, and the elderly Practical issues, such as the effects of anxiety, depression, and polypharmacy

About the Author
Belinda Childs is a diabetes nurse specialist at Mid-America Diabetes Associates in Wichita, Kansas

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Outcome Assessment in Advanced Practice Nursing, Fourth Edition

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May 042018
 

by Dr. Ruth M. Kleinpell PhD RN-CS FAAN FAANP FCCM (Editor)

As the role of the nurse continues to expand in today’s health care environment, APRNs and DNPs are more frequently tasked with quantifying, evaluating, and improving their individual care processes, as well as demonstrating the impact of their care. Revised to provide APRN and DNP students, educators, and nursing administrators with the most up-to-date information on outcome assessment, the fourth edition of this award-winning text is still the only nursing resource to focus exclusively on outcome assessment.

Written by expert practitioners, educators, and researchers, this fourth edition continues to analyze the foundations of outcome assessment, provide guidelines for selecting assessment instruments and measuring results, discuss design and implementation challenges in outcome assessment, and provide an unequaled wellspring of information that will help nurses increase their skill level and enhance their professional practice role. Sections new to this edition focus on practice-specific quality metrics for demonstrating impact of nursing care, and provide information on a national collaborative launched specifically to showcase outcomes of nurseled initiatives as part of the Choosing Wisely Campaign.

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Handbook for Student Nurses, 2017-18 Edition

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May 042018
 

A Handbook for Student Nurses provides an introduction to the essential background knowledge that pre-registration nursing students need as a foundation for their training. It covers the core of first year nursing studies: * Legal and professional issues * Communication * Values and health care ethics * Reflection and personal development * Evidence-based practice * Study skills * Medicine, IV fluid and drug administration Case studies and examples, activities and reflection points all aid learning, while references to legislation, key documents and reports, and website links to relevant organisations provide easy access to core information. A Handbook for Student Nurses is widely recommended in institutions across the UK and is essential reading for new students. This 2017-18 edition incorporates the latest developments in the health service, and references have also been comprehensively updated. WHAT STUDENTS AND LECTURERS THINK ABOUT THIS BOOK: “…an invaluable resource and a daily accompaniment for lectures…I take it into my second year with the knowledge that I have a great reference book I can reflect on throughout my years of training.” “I found this to be an excellent resource and I feel students new to the profession would find it extremely useful…. The book is well-organised, highly readable and accessible.” “An excellent introductory text for student nurses, written in a clear and illuminative style.” “[An] excellent textbook that provides up-to-date and relevant information for pre- and post-registration nursing students.” “This is an excellent book, full of relevant information for student nurses.”

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