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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Nursing2018 Drug Handbook, 38th Edition

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Apr 302018
 

* Fully updated with more than 4,300 clinical changes to nearly 3,500 generic, brand, and combination drugs*”New Drugs” section featuring nearly 29 new FDA-approved generics and their corresponding brand-name drugs*New information on the National Cancer Institute’s “Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events” classification system*New appendices: * Understanding biosimilar drugs* Safe disposal of unused drugs: What patients need to know* Prescription drug abuse: Identifying and treating toxicity* Pregnancy-Lactation-Reproduction information highlighted in every monograph* Easy-to-spot safety and clinical alerts: Black Box Warnings, Adjust-a-dose, Dialyzable drug, Overdose Signs & Symptoms, Look alike-Sound alike Drugs, IV Incompatibilities* Nursing Considerations and Patient Teaching sections detailing the essential facts nurses need to know *32-page Photoguide featuring over 450 of the most commonly prescribed tablets and capsules* Free access to Monthly Drug Updates and an Online Toolkit with hundreds of helpful tools and resources Table of Contents Anatomy of a monograph…inside front cover Contributors and consultants…v How to use Nursing2018
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Medical Spanish for Nurses: A Self-Teaching Guide

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Apr 232018
 

Designed for those with no previous experience speaking Spanish, this guide provides nurses, other medical professionals, and students with the tools to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients. Online audio is available to provide correct pronunciation and prepare learners for a wide array of medical situations. Using a step-by-step approach with plenty of examples, the text enables readers to quickly develop their Spanish knowledge. Question and response scenarios, vocabulary quizzes, anatomy identifi cation, summary exercises, and dialogue reinforce and expedite learning.

Chapters provide appropriate Spanish vocabulary, terminology, and expressions commonly used in health care interactions–as well as likely patient responses–to prepare readers for conversational Spanish. Key sections enable readers to speak with confi dence while taking a patient’s history, assessing pain, conducting a physical assessment, and talking about nutrition and pediatric and adult illnesses. Tips on cultural competence are featured throughout, culminating in a comprehensive chapter on transcultural nursing and the impact of culture, belief systems, and social norms on health care delivery to diverse Spanish-speaking populations.

Key Features:

Requires no previous knowledge of Spanish
Focuses on Spanish words and phrases needed in common health care interactions with patients
Includes multiple interactive print and audio exercises to enhance learning
Gives print and audio examples of common patient responses
Includes examples of common conversations between health care professionals and patients
Provides scripted dialogues for conducting a complete history and physical exam, performing gynecological exams, and teaching scenarios for fetal development, pregnancy, breast exams, testicular exams, and contraception

About the Author
Soledad Traverso, PhD, is a professor of Spanish at Penn State Behrend, located in Erie, Pennsylvania, where she has taught since 1996. She is also the program chair for foreign languages. Dr. Traverso instructs students at all levels, from introductory to advanced courses. A native of Chile, she has written extensively about South American literature and has published books and articles about authors from her home country. In 2013, Dr. Traverso and Laurie Urraro cotaught a medical Spanish continuing-education course for health care providers at St. Vincent Hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania, which became the foundation for this work. As a result of her commitment to providing health care professionals in the Erie community with the ability to speak medical Spanish and the tremendous success of this course, Dr. Traverso received the Distinguished Award for Excellence in Outreach by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Penn State Behrend. Dr. Traverso and Dr. Patty Pasky McMahon teach “Conversational Spanish for Future Health Care Providers” at Penn State Behrend’s nursing program, which has become a highly sought-after course among students.

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Stroke Certification Study Guide for Nurses

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Apr 232018
 

This sought-after companion to the author’s popular Fast Facts for Stroke Care Nursing is a must-have study guide for nurses seeking Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN®) status. It contains comprehensive information about the exam, answers to commonly asked questions, and savvy tips for maximizing your score, along with 300 practice questions and answers with rationales.

Designed to prepare nurses for the multiple-choice format of the certification exam, questions are arranged in chapters correlating with the logical sequence and flow of the exam and reflect the percentage of questions in each exam category. Case studies facilitate the application of knowledge with various examples of common stroke patient situations. A complete practice exam with answers and detailed rationales enables neuroscience nurses, stroke care coordinators, and related specialists to ascertain their strengths and weaknesses. Appendices include a list of medications, national stroke guidelines, and neuroscience terms.

KEY FEATURES:

Q&A app included!
Promotes comprehensive and rigorous study for the SCRN exam
Helps neuroscience nurses, stroke care coordinators, and related specialists maximize their scores
Contains 300 exam-style questions with correct answers and detailed rationales along with a complete practice exam
Includes important information about the exam itself, answers to commonly asked questions, and case studies
Covers content in accordance with the test blueprint of the SCRN exam

About the Author
Kathy J. Morrison, MSN, RN, CNRN, SCRN, FAHA, is a certified neuroscience nurse, a certified stroke nurse, a Fellow of the American Heart Association, and a recipient of the prestigious Pennsylvania State Nightingale Award for Clinical Nursing Excellence. As the stroke program manager for the Penn State Hershey Medical Center, she oversees all aspects of stroke care, from prehospital through stroke clinic follow-up. She played a pivotal role in Penn State Hershey Medical Center’s attainment of The Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center certification and has mentored many stroke program coordinators through the process of attaining Primary and Comprehensive Stroke Center certification. Ms. Morrison serves on The Joint Commission Expert Panel for Stroke Center certification standards.

Ms. Morrison’s published works have appeared in nursing journals and neuroscience course curricula. Her book, Fast Facts for Stroke Care Nursing, has been well received in the nursing community, both as a handy guide for stroke care nurses and as a preparation tool for the SCRN® certification exam. In addition to speaking nationally on stroke-related topics, she is active in community stroke screenings and awareness lectures and facilitates a regional stroke survivor support group. She established the Stroke Coordinators of Pennsylvania (SCoPA) in 2010—a group of stroke coordinators whose collaborative work has resulted in significant improvements in stroke care and outcomes in community hospitals across central Pennsylvania. She is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, a member of the American Heart Association Professional Education Committee and Hospital Accreditation Science Committee, a member of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses Advocacy Committee, and a board member of the Susquehanna Valley Chapter of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses.

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Fast Facts for Nurses about Home Infusion Therapy

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Apr 222018
 

Providing key information at a glance, this timely resource for the home care nurse offers clear, current practice guidelines for safely delivering IV therapy within the home. Written by one of the foremost experts in the field, the guide delivers not only evidence-based information in an easy-to-access, bulleted format, but also extensive descriptions, discussions, and rationale for in-depth consultation. It maintains a cogent focus on infection and complication prevention throughout and presents directives for achieving positive patient outcomes. It also focuses on patient education–an essential component of safe home infusion therapy;and includes case studies and Q&A sections to reinforce content.

The guide addresses the foundations of home infusion therapy, including infusion access devices and infusion delivery methods. Effective and safe management of dehydration, antimicrobial infusions, and parenteral nutrition are addressed along with chemotherapy, pain management, cardiac-related infusion therapy, immunoglobulin infusion, and other home infusion therapies. Home care nurses who provide direct care, home care managers and educators, and nurses who provide home care discharge planning will find this Fast Facts guide to be an invaluable learning tool.

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Grant Writing Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionals, Third Edition

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Apr 222018
 

This accessible, hands-on text, for new grant writers and seasoned health researchers, educators, and clinicians alike, illuminates the process of writing a persuasive request for funding from start to finish. Packed with practical tips for dealing with common pitfalls besieging grant seekers, the text progresses step by step from establishing the need for the grant through disseminating grant findings. This third edition is distinguished by key information about newer grant mechanisms and a fresh focus for foundation and corporate grants. It also includes updates on electronic submissions and web resources.

Useful supporting features include examples and underlying principles for each guideline, examples of grants and specific elements that lend themselves to the development of PowerPoint slides for traditional or online classroom use, real-life examples from actual grant applications, and links to online resources to support searches for grant funders and websites supporting grant applications. Armed with savvy tips and advice from the authors―an experienced grant writer, grant reviewer, and grant consultant―readers will be able to write a persuasive grant with ease.

NEW TO THE THIRD EDITION:

Top-notch grant writing guidance for all health professionals
Information about newer grant mechanisms emphasizing community-based and patient-centered outcomes research grants
Foundation and corporate grants focusing on population health, personalized health, and interprofessional team grants that include community collaborations and corporate partnerships
Important information on the Patient-Centered Research Institute
Guidance on how to involve stakeholders and communities in study design and implementation
Updates on electronic submissions and web resources
New coauthor who is a successful PCORI awardee
Instructor’s PowerPoint slides
KEY FEATURES:

Describes the process of writing a persuasive request for funding from start to finish
Delivers practical tips from experienced authors for dealing with common pitfalls and difficulties
Includes examples and underlying principles for each guideline
Provides real-life examples from actual grant applications
Helps readers to apply principles for selling and justifying the grant to their own proposals

About the Author
Carole A. Kenner, PhD, NNP, RN, FAAN, is nationally and internationally renowned for her policy-setting work to establish rights of the neonate, standards for neonatal care, and the reduction of infant mortality worldwide. She is the College of New Jersey’s Carol Kuser Loser Dean of the School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science, and has held many titles, including Dean/Professor, School of Nursing, and Associate Dean, Bouve College of Health Sciences, at Northeastern University, Boston, MA, and Adjunct Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. She also serves as President, Consultants with Confidence, Inc., West Roxbury, MA; Consultant, Excelsior University Online Program, Albany, NY; and Trainer, End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium in Pediatric Palliative Care (ELNEC), Washington, DC. She has published over 75 peer-reviewed journal articles, 30 books, and at least 80 book chapters. Dr. Kenner has participated as PI, Co-PI or Consultant on nearly 60 research grants. She is a member of four honorary organizations, including the AAN (elected 1994) and many others. Dr. Kenner is a member of numerous review panels, editorial boards, and consultant groups.

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Chemistry and Physics for Nurse Anesthesia, Third Edition

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Apr 212018
 

With a focus on chemistry and physics content that is directly relevant to the practice of anesthesia, this text–written in an engaging, conversational style–supplies all the scientific information required for the combined chemistry and physics course for nurse anesthesia students. Now in its third edition, the text is updated and reorganized to facilitate a greater ease and depth of understanding. The addition of a third author–a practicing nurse anesthetist–enhances the clinical relevance of the scientific information. Clinical scenarios now begin every chapter, and a concluding chapter, new to this edition, provides detailed, step-by-step solutions to the book’s review questions. Also included is a comprehensive list of need-to-know equations.

The third edition retains the many outstanding learning features from earlier editions, including a special focus on gases, the use of illustrations to demonstrate how scientific concepts relate directly to their clinical application in anesthesia, and end-of-chapter summaries and review questions to facilitate self-assessment. Fifteen online videos enhance teaching and learning, and abundant clinical application scenarios help reinforce scientific principles and relate them to day-to-day anesthesia procedures. This clear, easy-to-read text will help even the most chemistry- and physics-phobic students to master the foundations of these sciences and competently apply them in a variety of clinical situations.

NEW TO THE THIRD EDITION:
Increased focus on clinical relevance
Revised and updated chapters foster ease of understanding
Clinical application scenarios open each chapter
A new chapter provides guidance about calculator use and a unique problem-solving method
Detailed step-by-step solutions clarify answers to end-of-chapter problems
Comprehensive list of all key equations with explanation of symbols

KEY FEATURES:
Written in an engaging, informal style for ease of understanding
Focuses solely on chemistry and physics principles relevant to nurse anesthetists
Provides end-of-chapter summaries and review questions
Fifteen online videos enhance teaching and learning
Includes abundant illustrations that apply theory to practice

About the Author
David Shubert, PhD, is a dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at Newman University, Wichita, Kansas, where until recently he designed and cotaught the combined chemistry-physics for nurse anesthesia course with Dr. Leyba. He was inducted into the national Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation prior to joining Newman University in 1987. Although his area of expertise lies in organometallic chemistry, Dr. Shubert has taught introductory, general, organic, analytical, and instrumental analytical chemistry, as well as biochemistry, earth and space science, general physical science, and chemistry/physics for nurse anesthesia. In 1995, Dr. Shubert was honored by his students and peers with the Teaching Excellence Award. He has worked as a chemical consultant with several local industries, including Vulcan Chemicals and BG Products. Working with colleagues from five independent colleges, and with financial support from the National Science Foundation, the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, and the A. V. Davis Foundation, Dr. Shubert has offered numerous workshops that provided training and access to modern instrumentation to high school chemistry teachers. Most recently, he was recognized by the “Wichita Business Journal” in 2014 as a Healthcare Hero. His research interests have evolved from organometallic chemistry to chemical education.

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2018 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook

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Apr 212018
 

Written especially for nurses caring for patients with cancer, the 2018 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook uniquely expresses drug therapy in terms of the nursing process: nursing diagnoses, etiologies of toxicities, and key points for nursing assessment, intervention, and evaluation. Updated annually, this essential reference provides valuable information on effective symptom management, patient education, and chemotherapy administration.

Completely revised and updated, the 2018 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook includes separate chapters on molecular and immunologic/biologic targeted therapies. These chapters provide fundamental reviews to assist nurses in understanding the cellular communication pathways disrupted by cancer. It also offers simplified content, attention to understanding the immune checkpoint inhibitors, new information about immunotherapy, new drugs and their indications, and updated indications and side effects for recently FDA approved drugs.

New drugs include: avelumab (Bavencio), brigatinib (Alunbrig), durvalumab (Imfinzi), enasidenib (Idhifa), metronidazole hydrochloride (Flagyl), midostaurin (Rydapt), neratinib (Nerlynx), niraparib (Zejula), olaratumab (Lartruvo), ribociclib (Kisqali), rituximab and hyaluronidase human injection (Rituxan Hycela injection), rucaparib (Rubraca), telotristat ethyl (Xermelo), and tisagenlecleucel (Kymriah).

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