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.


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.


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

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.

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

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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Comprehensive Systematic Review for Advanced Practice Nursing, Second Edition

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Apr 212018

First Edition a 2013 Doody‚ Core Title and AJN Book of the Year Award Winner!

This text provides top-tier guidance for DNP students, graduate faculty, APRNs, and other health care providers on how to use available research for improving patient outcomes and reducing costs. It is the only resource written expressly to meet the objectives of DNP courses. This second edition is completely updated and features three new approaches umbrella reviews, mixed-method reviews, and other types of reviews for seeking, synthesizing, and interpreting available evidence to improve the delivery of patient care. The text also includes two new examples of completed systematic reviews and two completed proposals.

The book presents, clearly and comprehensively, the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct a foundational comprehensive systematic review (CSR). It encompasses the complexities of the entire process, from asking clinical questions to getting the evidence into practice. The text includes question-specific methods and analysis and compares CSR methods, literature reviews, integrated reviews, and meta-studies. It describes how to find and appraise relevant studies, including the non-published grey literature and criteria for selecting or excluding studies, and describes how to use the results in practice. Also examined are ways to disemminate findings to benefit clinical practice and support best practices, and how to write a CSR proposal, final report, and a policy brief based on systematic review findings. Plentiful examples, including two completed proposals and two completed systematic reviews, demonstrate every step of the process. An expanded resource chapter that can serve as a toolkit for conducting a systematic review is also provided. The text covers useful software and includes objectives, summary points, end-of-chapter exercises, suggested reading, and references.

Three new chapters presenting new systematic review approaches: umbrella reviews, mixed-method reviews, and other types of reviews including rapid and scoping reviews and reviews of text and opinion
Two new examples of completed systematic reviews
Completely updated content throughout
Detailed information to foster systematic review research question development, efficient literature searches, and management of references

Delivers the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct a CSR from start to finish
Serves as the only CSR resource written expressly for the APRN
Describes useful software for conducting a systematic review
Provides rich examples including two completed CSRs
Includes objectives, summary points, end-of-chapter exercises, suggested reading, and references
Accompanied by a comprehensive toolkit of resources for completing a systematic review

About the Author
Cheryl Holly, EdD, RN, ANEF, FNAP, is professor, associate dean, and co-director of the Northeast Institute of Evidence Synthesis and Translation at Rutgers School of Nursing, a Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Center of Excellence. She teaches DNP program courses in population health and implementation science, as well as works with DNP students in their capstone residency course and with BS honors students. Dr. Holly holds a BS in Nursing from Pace University, Leinhard School of Nursing, Pleasantville, New York; both an MEd in Adult Health and Physical Illness and an EdD in Research and Evaluation in Curriculum/Teaching from Columbia University. In addition, Dr. Holly has completed postgraduate work in Comprehensive Meta-Analysis and Advanced Meta-Analysis in the Statistics Institute. Among many other positions held, Dr. Holly previously was director of Nursing Research and Informatics at New York University Langone Medical Center in New York City, senior vice president of Quality Clinical Resource Management at the Westchester Medical Center, and associate dean, Columbia University School of Nursing. She is certified as a train-the-trainer in a comprehensive systematic review conducted by the JBI and has offered workshops on comprehensive systematic reviews across the United States. Dr. Holly is the coordinator of the Eastern Nursing Research Society’s Research Interest Group on Comprehensive Systematic Review and Knowledge Translation, and she is a member of the Committee of Directors of the JBI of Nursing and Midwifery, the Evidence Translation Group, the Cochrane Nursing Care Field, the Cochrane Injuries Group, and the JBI Scientific Methodology Group on Umbrella Reviews. She serves as manuscript reviewer for several journals, including Nursing Outlook, Nursing Education Perspectives, American Journal of Nursing, and The International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare. She is also a founding member of the Implementation Science and Synthesis Network of the United States. Dr. Holly has been principal or co-principal investigator or project director of 10 funded research projects. She has published extensively and presented both nationally and internationally in the areas of evidence-based practice (EBP), systematic review (SR), knowledge translation, and critical care nursing. She is a fellow in the Academy of Nursing Education.


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Health Policy and Advanced Practice Nursing, Second Edition

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Apr 182018

Praise for the First Edition:

“There are many policy books, but none are written by APRNs or focus just on APRN practice…APRNs are at the core, or can be, if they use their practice knowledge and education to shape policy…[The] editors eloquently make the case that policy formation is a critical nursing skill.” –Doody’s Medical Reviews

The only book of its kind, this text offers a wealth of information about the role of all types of APRNs (NPs, CNSs, CNMs, and CRNAs) in influencing the development and application of health care policy in a wide range of specialties. Featuring nine completely new chapters, the second edition delivers an invigorated focus on developing policy that advocates for vulnerable populations and discusses how the incorporation of interprofessional education has changed and will continue to alter health policy in the U.S. and internationally. The text also discusses the evolving influence of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the implications of current and future health policy changes that will be impacting the practice of various APRN roles.

Authored by APRN luminaries who have been closely involved with health policy development, the text meets the requirements of the IOM report on The Future of Nursing and the DNP criteria V for the inclusion of health policy and advocacy in the curriculum. This “call to action” for APRNs is specifically designed for courses enrolling students from a variety of APRN trajectories, and includes content from all APRN role perspectives in every section.

New to the Second Edition:

Emphasizes policy development advocating for vulnerable populations
Discusses the current and future influence of interprofessional educaton on health policy in the U.S. and worldwide
Addresses how health policy changes will impact the various APRN roles
Includes nine new chapters on: Health Policy and its Effect on Large Systems, Value-Based Purchasing, Health Care Reform and Independent Practice, Health Policy Implications Regarding Substance Abuse/PTSD Treatment, Genetics, Competency Issues, and The International Council of Nurses
Key Features:

Addresses role-specific policy needs of all four APRN roles and DNPs
Encompasses all requisite information about health care policy and reform in the U.S. and worldwide and its impact on advanced practice nursing
Meets the requirements of IOM’s The Future of Nursing and DNP criteria V
Explains how and why APRNs can and should influence policy development
Discusses implications of not participating in health policy decisions

About the Author
Kelly A. Goudreau PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN, is Associate Director for Patient Care Services and Nurse Executive, Kansas City VA Medical Center, Kansas City, MO., and Associate Editor for Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal of Advanced Nursing Practice. She is also past President of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS). She is licensed as a CNS in Oregon and is certified by the ANCC as a CNS in Adult Health. Dr. Goudreau has received honors from the Oregon Nurses Association, is a recipient of the Brenda Lyon Leadership Award and the President’s Award from NACNS, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She has published more than 30 journal articles and is co-editor for two books.





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Problem Solving for Healthcare Workers: How to Get Better – Lessons Can Be Learned

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Apr 072018

While most healthcare facilities have an extremely high success rate at the most challenging lifesaving work and we all know of friends and relatives who have had supreme care, mistakes are still made and patients’ lives have been put at risk and lost.

How often have we heard politicians say after some disastrous report, “Lessons must be learned”, but what does this really mean. Will responsible parties carry out a careful cause and effect analysis and methodically get to the root causes of the problem? Will sufficient steps be taken to permanently eradicate those causes and provide a permanent solution so that the problem will not reoccur? This is what is done in the aviation industry with the result that air travel is very safe. The low accident rate is achieved by studying the causes and using the methods of continuous improvement explained in this book. These methods are now becoming better known in the medical profession have been recommended in recent reports but are perhaps misunderstood at operational levels.

This book is a basic level manual for those who have never been involved in any form of quality improvement project and is also suitable as a refresher for anyone wishing to familiarize themselves with the various techniques discussed. The aim of this book is to explain what continuous improvement is and why it’s needed; explain how individual departments can explain how and why continuous improvement is important, and helps readers recognize quality control methods in their own workplace and understand how to contribute to existing continuous improvement activities. While many of the case studies and examples are from the NHS, the author includes similar examples from around the world.




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