Understanding Pharmacology in Nursing Practice

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Mar 022020

This textbook provides a structured, informed approach to the understanding and appreciation of drug action and effect providing a detailed description and discussion of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics for nurses.The text focuses and emphasizes safe prescribing and administration of medication highlighting the possible harm to patient in terms of adverse reactions.
This book also includes the seldom addressed facet of pharmacotherapeutics; drug formulation as applied to practice, and adverse reactions. It informs on the medication used to manage diabetes mellitus, respiratory disease, gastrointestinal tract, the central nervous system and many other affections.
Uniting these essential pharmacological processes and applying them to physiological system based medications, this work highlights issues relevant to drug interaction and important nursing responsibilities associated with administration/prescribing. The overall aim of the text is to equip the nurse with an understanding of issues related to pharmacotherapeutics that is aligned to current nursing roles and statutory requirements.





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Pediatric Oncology Nursing

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Mar 012020

This comprehensive clinical handbook for nurses in pediatric hematology/oncology, authored by nurse experts from the United Kingdom and North America, contains in-depth information regarding pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, advanced assessment, and interventions.



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Compact Clinical Guide to Cancer Pain Management: An Evidence-Based Approach for Nurses

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Feb 292020

Awarded second place in the 2013 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Palliative Care and Hospice category

This book provides many options for pain management in cancer patients, including pharmacological and nonpharmacological options,…[and] is well organized and easy to navigate. Score: 92, 4 Stars.–Doody’s Medical Reviews

Overall, [this book] is a comprehensive and wide-ranging text that, as proclaimed on the cover, is evidence-based and fully referenced. Practitioners and students alike will find it useful, and it deserves a place on the library shelf where people from a wide range of backgrounds can gain access.”–International Journal of Palliative Nursing

“[This] text is full of ‘clinical pearls’ based on [the authors’] extensive clinical experience with effective and ineffective pain management interventions√ñThe scope of the content in this text is extremely comprehensive√ñnewer content on the effect of opioid polymorphisms, cancer pain emergencies, myofascial pain, and chronic pain in cancer survivors places this text at the forefront in terms of cutting-edge issues in cancer pain management.”

Christine Miaskowski, RN, PhD, FAAN
Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor
Sharon A. Lamb Endowed Chair in Symptom Management Research
Department of Physiological Nursing
University of California, San Francisco, CA
From the Foreword

Although the prevalence of uncontrolled cancer pain remains unnecessarily high, research has indicated that 90% of cancer patients with pain can be successfully treated with standard therapies. This concise yet extremely comprehensive guide to managing cancer pain will enable nurses on the front lines of pain assessment and management to incorporate effective strategies into their daily practice. It offers quick access to current evidence-based guidelines for busy nurses and nurse practitioners working in all oncology care settings. To facilitate quick information retrieval, the text is designed in a consistently organized, bulleted format with highlighted key information and tools for assessment and standardized treatment. It also serves as an important review for the ONS and HPNA certification exam.

This book focuses on all aspects of cancer pain, including assessment and screening tools, pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment options, current national guidelines for pain management, regional anesthesia techniques, patient-controlled anesthesia, and epidural pain management. It also includes updated information on the effect of opioid polymorphisms, cancer pain emergencies, myofascial pain, and chronic pain in cancer survivors. The book covers palliative care and end-of-life pain management, especially for patients who have symptoms that are not managed. Information on chronic pain conditions such as neuropathic pain in cancer and the use of adjuvant medications for pain control are included, along with special treatment options for addiction and substance abuse in the cancer population. The text additionally provides information on managing pain with difficult-to-treat populations.
Key Features:

– Provides current, evidence-based information on all aspects of cancer pain management
– Includes important new guidelines on using a combination of pain management scales for optimal pain assessment and management
– Describes interventional techniques for managing severe pain situations
– Organized for speedy information retrieval



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Nursing Health Assessment: The Foundation of Clinical Practice

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Feb 262020

Quick, easy-to-reference resource
Consistent organization in every body system chapter that addresses…

– Primary function of every system

– Developmental and cultural considerations

– Key history questions with specific symptoms

– Integration with other systems

– The physical assessment, which includes anatomical landmarks – approach – position for exam – tools needed for exam – assessment procedure – and normal and abnormal findings

– Helpful hints and alerts that are identified by special icons

– Subjective and objective data schematics for each system

– Drug tables for each system



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Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Defining Care Through Science

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Feb 252020

This book presents the current state of the nursing science in topics relevant to the care of pediatric oncology patients and their families across the treatment trajectory and is framed within a precision health framework. The spectrum of topics covered is wide, including, for example, symptom management, self-care management, exercise and physical activity, family-centered care, palliative care, the role of the nurse in treatment decision making, patient and nurse resiliency, survivorship, and genetic counseling.
Throughout, there is a focus on the implications of research for nursing practice, highlighting which elements of the available evidence are ready for translation into practice and which are not. In addition, careful attention is paid to the role that nursing can play in further advancing science through clinical research. The authors are leading experts from across the globe. The book will be of special interest for pediatric oncology nurses, including direct care nurses, research nurses, and nursing leaders, and will also be a stimulating source for researchers and non-oncology nurses.



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The Development of the Japanese Nursing Profession: Adopting and Adapting Western Influences

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Feb 242020

In the years after 1868, when Japan’s long period of self-imposed isolation ended, in nursing, as in every other aspect of life, the Japanese looked to the west. This book tells the story of ‘Florence Nightingale-ism’ in Japan, showing how Japanese nursing developed from 1868 to the present. It discusses how Japanese nursing adopted western models, implementing ‘Nightingale-ism’ in a conscious, caricature way, and implemented it more fully, at least on the surface, than in Britain. At the same time Japanese nurses had to cope, with great difficulty, with traditional Japanese attitudes, which were strongly opposed to women being involved in professions of any kind, and, as the book shows, western models did not in fact penetrate very deeply.
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Infectious Causes of Cancer: A Guide for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals

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Feb 222020

Over 99% of the world’s population is infected with at least one potentially cancer-causing organism. It is vital for nurses and other healthcare professionals to be aware of the extent of infection-associated cancer and of how they can contribute to prevention of such cancers.
Infectious Causes of Cancer, aimed principally at nurses and other healthcare professionals, considers the epidemiology and biology of infectious causes of cancer. It examines each of the infectious agents associated with an increased risk of cancer, discussing epidemiology of the infection and cancer, pathophysiology of the cancer, mechanisms, associated risk factors, and prevention of the infection and cancer.
Key Features:

  • A comprehensive and accessible guide to infection associated cancer and how to contribute to prevention
  • A must-have for students or healthcare professionals working in oncology, primary care or health promotion
  • Brings together all the up-to-date science, evidence and research related to infections and cancer in one publication



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A Nurse’s Step-by-step Guide to Transitioning to the Professional Nurse Role

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Feb 172020

Graduating from nursing school is a massive accomplishment, but those next steps passing boards and starting a demanding new job as a nurse can seem daunting. Never fear: This book will help any new nurse map out a clear path from commencement to successful career.
A Nurse s Step-By-Step Guide to Transitioning to the Professional Nurse Role is a straightforward how-to guide to confidently enter professional practice. From ethical issues to continuing education to coping with stress, authors Cynthia M. Thomas, Constance E. McIntosh, and Jennifer S. Mensik provide practical strategies and tools to help you reach your greatest nursing potential.



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Evidence-Based Leadership Success Strategies for Nurse Administrators

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Feb 162020

This book provides case study analyses of actual management dilemmas and how they were resolved. Each situation is equipped with a strategy that was employed in bringing about the positive resolution; management principles that were used; a nursing and non-nursing theory that guided practice, and the evidence-base of research that helped bring all this about. This book contains scenarios from twelve different types of management problems. It can be a springboard to successful resolution of management problems by adapting the identified strategies.
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Lashley’s Essentials of Clinical Genetics in Nursing Practice, Second Edition

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Feb 102020

Today’s nurses must be able to “think genetically” to help individuals and families who are affected by genetic disease or contemplating genetic testing. This book is a classic resource for nursing students and practitioners at all levels who need to acquire the knowledge and skills for using genomics in their practice. This completely updated second edition encompasses the many recent advances in genetic research and knowledge, providing essential new information on the science, technology, and clinical application of genomics. It focuses on the provision of individualized patient care based on personal genetics and dispositions. The second edition is designed for use by advanced practice nursing programs, as well as undergraduate programs. It pinpoints new developments in prenatal, maternity, and pediatric issues and supplies new information on genomics-based personal drug therapy, environmental susceptibilities, genetic therapies, epigenetics, and ethics.

The text features a practical, clinically oriented framework in line with the core competencies defined by the AACN. It delivers information according to a life-span approach used in the practice setting. The second edition continues to provide basic information on genomics, its impact on health care, and genetic disorders. It covers prevention, genetic counseling and referral, neuropsychiatric nursing, and public health. The core of the text presents information on a variety of diseases that affect patients throughout the life span, with specific guidance on the nursing role. Also included are tests for a variety of diseases and information on pharmacogenomics, which enable health care providers to select the best drugs for treatment based on a patient’s genetic makeup. Plentiful case study examples support the information throughout. Additionally, an instructor’s package of PowerPoint slides and a test bank are provided.

New to the Second Edition:

– Completely updated

– Personal drug therapy based on genomics

– Environmental susceptibilities

– Prenatal detection and diagnosis

– Newborns and genetic screening

– Reproductive technologies

– Ethical issues

– Genetic therapies

– Epigenetics

– Includes content for graduate-level programs

– PowerPoint slides and a test bank for all student levels

Key Features:

– Encompasses state-of-the-art genomics from a nursing perspective

– Provides a practical, clinically oriented life-span approach

– Covers science, technology, and clinical application of genomics

– Addresses prevention, genetic testing, and treatment methods



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