Children and Young People’s Nursing: Principles for Practice

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Apr 032019
 

Children and Young People’s Nursing provides a comprehensive overview of the issues facing children’s nurses today. It focuses on developing best practice and implementing high quality care.

This book covers the wide range of general and specialist care settings in which children and young people’s nurses work, including schools, the community and mental health. Written by a team of experts from across the UK, it emphasizes throughout the fundamental principles of contemporary children’s nursing, such as family-centred care, safeguarding and the need for a culturally sensitive and rights-based approach to care. This is an essential text for all children’s nursing students, as well as a useful reference for qualified nurses looking to update their practice.

Key features
• All chapters are underpinned by current policies and the latest research
• Key points, reflection points, principles for practice boxes and cas studies to aid learning
• Concludes with a section on building your portfolio and advancing your practice and career

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Physical Assessment for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals, Third Edition

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Mar 312019
 

Physical Assessment for Health Care Professionals offers a practical and comprehensive guide to best clinical practice when taking patient history and physical examination. This accessible text is structured in accordance with the competencies for advanced practice in assessment, diagnosis and treatment as published by the RCN. Following a systematic, systems-based approach to patient assessment, it includes a summary of the key clinical skills needed to develop and improve clinical examination in order to confidently assess, diagnose, plan and provide outstanding care.

In this revised edition, colour photographs and case studies have been included to assist health care practitioners in their assessment of the patient. This important guide:

– Includes a highly visual colour presentation with photographs and illustrations.
– Features a wide range of key learning points to help guide practice.
– Offers illustrative examples, applications to practice and case studies.
– Is available in a range of digital formats – perfect for ‘on the go’ study and reference.

Written for health care students, newly qualified and advanced nurse practitioners, and those in the allied health professions, Physical Assessment for Health Care Professionals is the essential guide for developing the skills needed to accurately access patient history and physical examination.

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The Door of Last Resort: Memoirs of a Nurse Practitioner

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Mar 302019
 

Having spent decades in urban clinical practice while working simultaneously as an academic administrator, teacher, and writer, Frances Ward is especially well equipped to analyze the American health care system. In this memoir, she explores the practice of nurse practitioners through her experiences in Newark and Camden, New Jersey, and in north Philadelphia.

Ward views nurse practitioners as important providers of primary health care (including the prevention of and attention to the root causes of ill health) in independent practice and as equal members of professional teams of physicians, registered nurses, and other health care personnel. She describes the education of nurse practitioners, their scope of practice, their abilities to prescribe medications and diagnostic tests, and their overall management of patients’ acute and chronic illnesses. Also explored are the battles that nurse practitioners have waged to win the right to practice—battles with physicians, health insurance companies, and even other nurses.

The Door of Last Resort, though informed by Ward’s experiences, is not a traditional memoir. Rather, it explores issues in primary health care delivery to poor, urban populations from the perspective of nurse practitioners and is intended to be their voice. In doing so, it investigates the factors affecting health care delivery in the United States that have remained obscure throughout the current national debate

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Fast Facts for Health Promotion in Nursing: Promoting Wellness in a Nutshell

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Mar 282019
 

“Every chapter achieves its objectives…This book is truly a quick reference tool, combining the facts from many chapters in nursing textbooks and applying a holistic approach to care and promotion. The author scales down the ‘‘need to know’’ of patient care while integrating health promotion opportunities within multiple nursing assessments and interventions. I would recommend this book to a nurse or nursing student for its practicality for any clinical specialty and level of experience.” – Kristy Gorman, Clinical Practice and Education Specialist, University of Maryland, Journal for Nurses in Professional Development

“I would highly recommend this book to any nurse or nursing student for its practical usefulness in any practice arena. It is a desirable reference for nurses who want access to pertinent health education information and resources at their fingertips…Score: 97, 5 Stars.–Doody’s Medical Reviews

This addition to the Fast Facts series provides a succinct guide for nurses in adult-health clinical settings and fills the need for an easy-to-use clinical reference that delivers a quick-access reference on ways to incorporate wellness into their work, helping to improve patient outcomes, and throughout their daily lives, helping to reduce personal and professional stress and improve their overall wellness.

There currently is no clinical reference book that nurses can use for health promotion in general and health promotion for wellness in particular. Having such a reference is especially pertinent to nurses who learned about health promotion in academic nursing programs, but did not learn about health promotion in the broader context of promoting wellness.

Since Florence Nightingale, nurses have considered health promotion interventions – particularly patient education – as an essential component of nursing care. Historically, these interventions traditionally focused on physical health concerns, such as nutrition, exercise, and fresh air, and more recently, on immunizations, and screening for disease (e.g., cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease). Because health promotion has expanded to include “wellness,” nurses now address issues related to broader aspects, such as stress reduction, body-mind connectedness, and self-responsibility.

At the same time that wellness has become an important focus of care, health care providers increasingly are emphasizing cost effectiveness and use of advanced technology. As a result of these concurrent trends, nurses experience high levels of job-related stress and have less time to promote patient wellness as an integral part of their care, even though they recognize its importance. In addition, nurses increasingly recognize that job-related pressures negatively affect them personally and they are looking for ways to incorporate wellness in their work and personal experiences.

Fast Facts for Health Promotion for Wellness (FF HP) fills the need for an easy-to-use clinical reference that delivers a quick-access reference on ways to incorporate wellness into their work and throughout their daily lives.

This book:

Helps nurses understand wellness in the context of health promotion
Clearly defines wellness as it applies to the practice of nursing
Describes evidence-based techniques that nurses can readily incorporate into their usual care to promote wellness for their patients
Provides easy-to-use assessment tools for identifying wellness-related needs of patients
Provides easy-easy-to-use tools for teaching patients about interventions to promote wellness
Provides evidence-based information about complementary and alternative practices that nurses often address in patient care situations
Provides information about reliable resources for patient teaching and additional information about topics
Discusses ways in which nurses can achieve self wellness

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Clinical Skills for Nurses

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Mar 282019
 

Specifically designed for student nurses, Clinical Skills for Nurses provides a handy, portable introduction to both the knowledge and practical procedures that first year nursing students require. Giving you the knowledge behind the skill, this book will boost your confidence and competence for your clinical placements and time in the clinical skills lab.

Clinical Skills for Nurses covers the skills and procedures used most frequently in clinical practice, and includes Point of Care training; blood transfusion and tracheotomy care; continence and bowel care; and early patient assessment and response. This book uniquely incorporates words of wisdom and advice from real-life student nurses; in other words: developed by students, for students!

Special features:

Tips, advice and words of wisdom from real-life students included throughout
Pocket sized for portability on your clinical placement
Clear, straightforward, and jargon-free
Ties in with the NMC standards for pre-registration education and the Essential Skills Clusters
Examples and questions based on real life nursing & healthcare examples

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How to Master Nursing Calculations: Improve Your Maths and Make Sense of Drug Dosage Charts, 2 edition

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Mar 282019
 

For the maths-phobic, this 2nd edition of the best-selling “How to Master Nursing Calculations”, is ideal practice for learning key numeracy skills. The perfect companion for your training and in the first few crucial years of your career, it builds your competency through practice, revision and every day examples. Contents includes a review of the basics, clear illustrations of instrument scales, medical administration records and pharmaceutical labels as well as a detailed guide to reading drug dosage charts, including a brand new list of important abbreviations and a section on how to make drug calculations without equations – requiring little mathematical knowledge – “How to Master Nursing Calculations”, 2nd edition, will help you master complex dosages and turn you into a maths whiz.

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The Nurse’s Reality Gap

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Mar 272019
 

Many faculty members struggle as they watch students who were successful in school become discouraged upon entering clinical practice. The questions become, “Who is failing?” and “What can be done to better prepare novoice nurses for the reality of today’s nursing field?”

Author and educator Leslie Neal-Boylan asks hard questions about why students who succeed academically may fail in nursing jobs. Both faculty members and students will find insight and solutions for bridging the gap between nursing school and the realities of practice and the profession.

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A Manual of Neonatal Intensive Care, Fifth Edition

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Mar 262019
 

The fifth edition of this highly successful and well-regarded book continues to provide those working in neonatal intensive care units with precise instructions on the diagnosis and management of common neonatal problems. This edition has been extensively updated and revised, while retaining the background physiology, key references, and diagrams that made previous editions so successful.

Several new chapters have been added, including the subjects of fetal medicine, antenatal diagnosis, and obstetrics for the neonatologist. Using a clear, accessible style, this edition features discussions of evidence-based medicine and the introduction of additional easy-to-digest lists. The text has been made more internationally applicable, including a re-focus of the chapter on organization of neonatal care away from UK-specific admission criteria and more towards general reasons for admitting a baby to the intensive care ward.

A Manual for Neonatal Intensive Care provides invaluable guidance for trainees in pediatrics, neonatology, and neonatal nursing and forms a useful ready-reference for the practicing pediatrician and nurse.

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Drug Calculations for Nurses: A step-by-step approach, Fourth Edition

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Mar 252019
 

The administration of drug treatments in hospitals has become increasingly complex. It sometimes involves potent drugs that may be fatal if administered incorrectly. The ability to perform drug calculations accurately is therefore paramount to prevent placing patients at risk.

Drug Calculations for Nurses: A Step-by-Step Approach teaches healthcare professionals how to perform drug calculations with confidence and competence. It provides step-by-step guidance to carry out accurate drug calculations, with units and drug strengths clearly explained.

This bestselling pocket-size book begins with the basic mathematical skills required to perform calculations, including tips on estimating answers. It then covers drug strengths and concentrations, dosage calculations, IV infusion therapies, and pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Two separate chapters focus on children and the elderly, addressing specific challenges encountered in these populations.

Helpful worked examples, key points, and objectives are included in every chapter. Useful tables with common prescription abbreviations, estimation of renal function, and body surface area estimates are easily accessible through the appendices.

This new edition comes with an online pre-test enabling readers to benchmark their knowledge. Specific weaknesses can then be identified and addressed in the printed book. Also included is a revision test that allows readers to assess their ability to perform drug calculations after completing the book.

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Guidelines for Nurse Practitioners in Ambulatory Obstetric Settings

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Mar 252019
 

“The authors have crafted a very user-friendly set of guidelines, identifying the steps in assessment of patients for risks, outlining the objectives for care from preconception through postpartum, and addressing care for pregnant HIV positive women…[the book] includes avenues to electronic resources to assist them in accessing the newest information in ever-evolving and changing practice environments.”

―Joellen W. Hawkins, RNC, PhD, FAAN
Professor Emeritus, Boston College Connell School of Nursing
Writer in Residence, Simmons College, School of Nursing and Health Sciences

“This is a concise, yet comprehensive book. I would recommend that any advanced practice nurse working in obstetrics have it on the bookshelf. It could also be used as protocol manual for small practices.” Score: 100, 5 Stars.–Doody’s Medical Reviews

This is the only comprehensive source of current, evidence-based guidelines for advanced practice nursing management of the obstetric patient in an ambulatory setting. Encompassing preconception, prenatal, and postpartum nursing care, it stresses the importance of recognizing pre-existing complications of pregnancy and identifying obstetric complications. The book provides best practices for care of uncomplicated pregnancies throughout the gestation period and covers preconception care, basic genetic counseling, and outpatient postpartum care, as well as assessment and management of common postpartum problems, health promotion, and lactation issues. It addresses medications that can be safely used during pregnancy and antenatal surveillance recommendations.

The book is written by nurse practitioners with combined experience of more than 50 years of practice in women’s health and obstetrics. Written for NPs, CNMs, and PAs, it provides a consistent, easy-to-access outline format that includes definition, etiology, history, physical exam, lab exam, differential diagnosis, treatment, complications, consultation/referral, and follow-up. Tables and diagrams further illustrate and reinforce the content, and numerous websites and bibliographies offer sources for additional study.
Key Features:

Presents the first comprehensive, up-to-date source of guidelines for preconception, prenatal, and postpartum nursing care in ambulatory settings
Formats guidelines clearly and consistently for easy access to clinical information
Provides key assessments including laboratory and ultrasound diagnostics
Includes the latest trends in preterm labor prevention, disaster planning, and HIV in pregnancy.
Covers early parenting issues and breastfeeding for success
Provides guidelines for identifying complications and when to refer for specialist care

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