Applying Conceptual Models of Nursing : Quality Improvement, Research, and Practice

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Nov 202018
 

This practical resource for nursing students, educators, researchers, and practitioners provides content about the conceptual models of nursing that are used as organizing frameworks for nursing practice, quality improvement projects, and research. Chapters break these abstract models down into their core concepts and definitions. Discussions of each model provide examples of practical application so readers can employ these organizing frameworks. This is the only book to apply these models to quality improvement projects, particularly those in DNP programs and clinical agencies.

For every conceptual model, diagrams, information boxes, and other visual elements clarify and reinforce information. Each chapter features applications of the conceptual models to a wide variety of examples, including nursing practice assessment and an intervention, a literature review and descriptive qualitative, instrument development, correlational, experimental, and mixed-method studies. Other valuable features include faculty templates for practice, quality improvement, and research methodologies for each conceptual model, along with extensive references.

Key Features:

– Focuses on applying conceptual models in practice
– Demonstrates how a wide range of nursing conceptual models are applied to nursing practice, quality improvement, and research
– PowerPoint templates for each conceptual model avaliable to faculty
– Provides abundant diagrams, boxes, and other visual elements to clarify and reinforce information
– Includes an extensive list of references for each conceptual model

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Essentials of Medical Genetics for Nursing and Health Professionals

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Nov 182018
 

Essentials of Medical Genetics for Nursing and Other Health Professionals: An Interprofessional Approach is a concise introduction to genetics clinically applicable to nursing students as well as students in other healthcare professions. The text employs an accelerated approach to understanding the fundamentals of genetics, even those with limited knowledge on the topic will find this a beneficial resource. The content is aligned to the ANA’s Essential Genetic and Genomic Competencies and begins with a review of DNE, RNA, protein synthesis, chromosomes, and inheritance patterns. In addition, it takes a clinical focus on specific diseases and groups of disease processes. Each disease chapter focuses on the molecular basis of the disease, the signs and symptoms of the disease, surveillance recommendations, treatment options for the disease, and other disorders. Coverage of diagnostic techniques, embryology and teratogens, diagnostic techniques for genetic testing, prenatal screening, genetics counseling and the ethical, legal, and social issues that surround human genetics and genomics is also included.

Key Features:
Aligned to the ANA’s Essentials of Genetic and Genomic Competencies
Diagnostic techniques for genetic testing
Tables and figures which reinforce comprehension
Interprofessional contributor list across several health specialties

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Indirect Care Handbook for Advanced Nursing Roles: Beyond the Bedside

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Nov 182018
 

Indirect Care Handbook for Advanced Nursing Roles: Beyond the Bedside addresses the indirect care responsibilities that confront nurses practicing in all types of advanced roles. The text covers those topics related to the context of patient care that may be influenced by advanced nurses, including environment and sustainability, workplace violence, risk and harm, performance evaluation, outcomes, and safety. Designed to meet the needs of graduate students in Masters and Doctoral programs of study, this book provides a broad array of cutting-edge topics necessary to providing expert leadership beyond the bedside.

About the Author
Clinical Professor of Nursing, Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications

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Nov 182018
 

Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications is designed to provide readers with the necessary information regarding laboratory and diagnostic tests and corresponding nursing implications. It gives quick, pertinent information about the tests, emphasizing the purposes, procedure and nursing implications with rationale. Laboratory Tests in alphabetical order. Diagnostic Tests in alphabetical order. Laboratory/Diagnostic Assessments of Body Function including 12 categories related to organ system and clinical conditions; each category contains numerous laboratory and diagnostic tests ordered to assist in the diagnosis of disease entities and to determine organ function.   Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM); the TDM section includes 120 drugs and their therapeutic range, peak time, and toxic level. School Nurse’s Functions: Screening and Testing covers suggested assessment tools for the school nurse.  Nursing Students and Professionals. For registered nurses, and licensed practical nurses in hospital settings, including specialty areas such as the ICU, emergency rooms, clinics, health care provider offices, and independent nursing practices.
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Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice Series: Alarming Signs and Symptoms

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Nov 142018
 

This full-color handbook is a quick-reference guide to identification, interpretation, and intervention for more than 100 signs and symptoms that indicate urgent, life-threatening, or limb-threatening situations. Each entry concisely describes a sign or symptom and presents succinct, bulleted information on each possible urgent medical cause—typical history and physical exam findings, associated signs and symptoms, emergency interventions, nursing considerations, and follow-up. Recurring icons include Alert, Clinical Picture (charts visually comparing clusters of abnormal findings), and Act Now (specific immediate interventions needed). Appendices cover toxic drug-drug interactions, dangerous drug-herb interactions, and potential agents of bioterrorism.
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Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice Pocket Guide: Critical Care Nursing

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Nov 142018
 

Designed for quick, easy point-of-care reference, this spiralbound pocket guide covers every aspect of critical care nursing in a concise format packed with bulleted facts, tables and illustrations. Five tabbed, distinctively colored sections cover Disorders, Diagnostic Tests, Treatments, Procedures, and Clinical Tools such as ACLS algorithms, ECG strips, emergency drug infusion rates, and drug calculations. Topics in each section are arranged alphabetically and follow a consistent format. Recurring icons highlight key points such as life-threatening disorders, interdisciplinary care, patient teaching topics, and color illustrations of pathophysiology.
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Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice Pocket Guide: Pediatric Nursing

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Nov 132018
 

Designed for quick, easy point-of-care reference, this spiralbound pocket guide covers every aspect of pediatric nursing in a concise format that is packed with bulleted facts, tables, and illustrations. Five tabbed, distinctively colored sections cover Disorders, Diagnostic Tests, Treatments, Procedures, and Clinical Tools such as growth and development assessment parameters, developmental milestones, drug calculations, infusion therapy guidelines, immunization schedules, and weight and temperature conversions. Topics in each section are arranged alphabetically and follow a consistent format. Recurring icons highlight key points such as life-threatening disorders, interdisciplinary care, patient teaching topics, and color illustrations of pathophysiology.
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Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice Series: Pathophysiology

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Nov 132018
 

This full-color handbook clearly and succinctly explains the how and why behind disease processes and treatments and the most appropriate nursing care throughout the course of each disease. Information is presented in bulleted format, with over 100 full-color illustrations that show disease development and progression and numerous lists, tables, and flowcharts that highlight key facts. Recurring graphic icons include Focus In (illustrations showing detailed mechanisms behind disease development), Disease Block (flowcharts showing points where treatments halt disease progression), Life-Threatening Disorder, and Alert (possible complications, significant changes in clinical appearance, variations in incidence and pathophysiology, and age-related considerations).
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Nursing: Interpreting Signs & Symptoms (Nursing Series)

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Nov 132018
 

The Nursing series of handbooks presents core nursing information in the clear, conversational, practical style of the award-winning Nursing journal. Each handbook features to-the-point bulleted text, explanatory illustrations, and icons that echo familiar column names in the journal. Interpreting Signs & Symptoms covers the latest understanding of more than 500 signs and symptoms—their clinical significance and urgency; immediate interventions for life-threatening indicators; possible causes including diseases, drugs, alternative medicines, diet, surgery, and procedures; nursing considerations; and patient teaching. Icons include Action Stat! for urgent interventions and Assessment Tip for technique pointers.
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Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice Series: Assessment

 Nursing  Comments Off on Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice Series: Assessment
Nov 132018
 
This full-color quick-reference handbook covers all aspects of the patient history and physical examination to help nurses interpret assessment findings, recognize patient needs, and provide focused care. Information is presented in a succinct, highly bulleted format, with lists, tables, and flowcharts to highlight key facts. Recurring graphic icons include Skill Check (tips for performing physical examination techniques), Culture Cue and Age Alert (specific variations in assessment findings and techniques related to age, culture, or ethnicity), Alert (life- or limb-threatening situations), and Clinical Picture (quick-scan charts visually comparing clusters of abnormal findings and differentiating among possible causes).
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