Contemporary Occupational Health Nursing, Second Edition

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Jul 222018

This textbook – now thoroughly revised and updated – provides a practical guide for those in training, or practising within, occupational health nursing. Concerned with the health of people at work and the effects of work on health and health on work, this distinctive branch of public health nursing requires specific knowledge and skills.

Contemporary Occupational Health Nursing includes chapters on: public health, leadership, health promotion and protection, health surveillance, health assessment, case management and rehabilitation, mental health, management of occupational health services and epidemiology and research, quality assurance and audit. The second edition includes additional content on health risk assessment and the Fit for Work Service, occupational health management systems, psychosocial factors and mindfulness, among other things.

Discussion of ethical issues is woven throughout and each chapter is written by an experienced occupational health nurse practitioner and includes features such as case studies, activities, learning objectives and chapter summaries. This book can be used as a text by those undertaking specialist community public health nursing qualifications and as an important resource for all nurses working in occupational health practice.

About the Author
Greta Thornbory is an occupational health care professional and a former consulting editor for Occupational Health.

Susanna Everton is an occupational health nurse adviser and chartered safety practitioner. She is currently in clinical practice and was formerly the Vice President of the Association of Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners.


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Pocket Guide to Psychiatric Nursing, 10th Edition

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Jul 222018

The 10th edition of Pocket Guide to Psychiatric Nursing includes all new, up-to-date 2018-2020 content and terminology reflecting the NANDA Nursing Diagnoses: Taxonomy II – featuring 18 new nursing diagnoses, and 72 completely revised diagnoses to ensure safe and effective patient care.

Paired with your psych textbook, this handy pocket guide is designed to guide you in developing practical, individualized plans of care for patients diagnosed with psychiatric and mental health disorders. The first half provides the diagnostic information needed to create a care plan; the second half covers the safe prescription and administration of psychotropic medications. And, the concepts can be applied to a variety of healthcare settings… from in-patient hospitalization through the outpatient clinic… to home health and private practice.


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The Challenges of Nursing Stroke Management in Rehabilitation Centres

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Jul 202018

This volume provides integral knowledge of all aspects of stroke care and rehabilitation after stroke, and is therefore highly relevant for nurses who work in rehabilitation centers. It outlines the several phases after stroke, for example the type of care patients may receive in the chronically phase at home. Nurses will obtain knowledge about treatment, importance of observation and caring with a special focus on communication problems, swallowing problems, activities of daily living, urinary and defecation problems, shoulder and hand issues.
Thanks to photographs, nurses will learn to transfer patients in the adequate positions. Several chapters provide nurses with examples of effective and efficient collaboration with multidisciplinary professionals, informal caregivers and patients themselves. There is also an emphasis on behavior and cognitive functioning. And lastly, in the final chapters authors highlight the organization of rehabilitation and integrated care issues.

Nurses play a very important role in rehabilitation, education, counseling, prevention, and caring for patients with cerebrovascular accident (CVA). In caring for stroke patients, nurses need specific competences and abilities that go beyond the general neurologic knowledge and experience. Nurses need to collaborate in an efficient and effective manner with multidisciplinary team members in their organization and across organizations. This book discusses medical aspects and specific symptoms of a stroke, as well as the limitations that patients experience, and which interventions are indicated for recovery.


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Simulation Scenarios for Nursing Educators, Third Edition

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Jul 202018

When employed as a substitute for real clinical time, simulation scenarios have proven effective in bridging the gap between theory and practice. This acclaimed text for nursing faculty provides detailed, step-by-step guidance on all aspects of clinical simulation. Appropriate for all levels of nursing students, from pre-licensure to doctoral level, the book contains the authors’ own advice and experiences working in simulation around the globe.

For the third edition, 20 new scenarios have been added, for a total of 57. All scenarios have been updated to adhere to best-practice simulation standards for design, facilitator and participant criteria, interprofessional criteria, and debriefing processes. Scenarios are presented in a structured format that includes objectives, pre-scenario checklists, implementation plans, evaluation criteria, debriefing guidelines, and recommendations for further use. A template for creating scenarios spans the text and includes student preparation materials, forms to enhance the realness of the scenario, and checklists for practice assessment and evaluation.

This comprehensive resource covers geriatric, pediatric, trauma, obstetric, and community-based patient scenarios. This revised edition includes scenarios easily adaptable to an instructor’s own lab, an international perspective, and a section on graduate nursing education.

New to the Third Edition:

20 brand new scenarios in anesthesia, midwifery, pediatric, disaster, and other specialty-focused situations, plus five new chapters
Updated to encompass new simulation pedagogy including best-practice standards
New scenarios easily adapted to an instructor’s own lab
Interprofessional and international scenarios focused on areas of global concern: obstetric hemorrhage, neonatal hypoglycemia, and deteriorating patients
Key Features:

Includes information on how to integrate simulation into curricula
Addresses conceptual and theoretical foundations of simulation in nursing education, including an expanded chapter on the Framework for Simulation Learning in Nursing Education
Includes a wide variety of practical scenarios in ready-to-use format with instructions
Provides a template for scenario development
Delivers recommendations for integration of point-of-care decision-making tools
Offers opportunities for enhancing complexity and incorporating interprofessional competencies

About the Author
Suzanne Hetzel Campbell, PhD, APRN-C, IBCLC, is Director and Associate Professor at University of British Columbia School of Nursing. She specializes in women’s health issues and the interface between nursing education and technology (specifically in online learning and simulation laboratories). She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, a Woman’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner, and a member of Sigma Theta Tau. In 2006, she managed the successful application of an HRSA grant for the School of Nursing, gaining nearly $468,000 over three years to help in evaluating simulation activities and directs school of nursing learning resource center. She is a frequent author in peer-reviewed journals and in nursing education books. She received the AJN Book of the Year Award for the second edition of Simulation Scenarios for Nursing Educators. Karen Daley, PhD, RN, is Dean and Associate Professor at Davenport University School of Nursing. Before joining Davenport in 2011, Dr. Daley was Nursing Program Coordinator at Western Connecticut State University, School of Nursing, where she was instrumental in implementing a Human Patient Simulation Program. She specializes in medical-surgical nursing issues and simulation teaching strategies. She gained her doctorate in 2005 from Rutgers. She has published a number of peer-reviewed journal papers and presents at the major nursing meetings. She is a member Sigma Theta Tau, the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, the Simulation Users Network, Eastern Nursing Research Society, and NLN. For several years she was a staff RN at various hospitals. She received the AJN Book of the Year Award for the second edition of Simulation Scenarios for Nursing Educators.


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Virtual Simulation in Nursing Education

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Jul 202018

Learn best practices for successfully integrating virtual simulation into nursing curriculum

Written for students in nurse educator programs, nursing faculty, and other health care educators, Virtual Simulation in Nursing Education unpacks the necessary tools for successful integration of technology into nursing programs. The benefits of virtual simulation in nursing education are innumerable: less expensive, easier to access, and location independent compared with nondigital simulations. Yet the evolving nature of both curricula and technology complicates the implementation of a coherent integration plan. Success requires a coordinated impetus from faculty, administrators, and students to enrich a technologically enhanced learning landscape. With a practical, how-to focus, this book describes the unique dynamics and demands of using virtual simulation as a core teaching method and focuses on the best practices for integrating this technology into the nursing curriculum.

The first text to detail systematic strategies for faculty, students, and administrators, Virtual Simulation in Nursing Education examines the most effective teaching methods and activities, discusses challenges and pitfalls to integrating virtual simulation into a curriculum, and examines how learning outcomes are met. With an eye toward motivating students to embrace technology throughout their careers, content illustrates how students can leverage technologies to maximize learning and support practice. Replete with savvy tips from virtual simulation experts, chapters include exemplars that present the models in real-life scenarios, and clinical reasoning questions to reinforce learning.

Key Features:
Accompanied by an Instructor’s Manual and PowerPoint slides
Teaches students of nurse educator programs, nurse educators, and administrators how to successfully use virtual simulation
Provides useful tools, best practices, and savvy strategies for integrating technology into the curriculum
Includes examples and clinical reasoning questions to reinforce content
Demonstrates how students can maximize learning and support practice with virtual simulation technology
Provides a firm foundation for students to embrace technology throughout their careers


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Middle Range Theory for Nursing, Fourth Edition

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Jul 202018

Three-time recipient of the AJN Book of the Year Award!

Praise for the third edition:
“This is an outstanding edition of this book. It has great relevance for learning about, developing, and using middle range theories. It is very user friendly, yet scholarly.”

Score: 90, 4 Stars

-Doody’s Medical Reviews

The fourth edition of this invaluable publication on middle range theory in nursing reflects the most current theoretical advances in the field. With five additional chapters, new content incorporates exemplars that bridge middle range theory to advanced nursing practice. Additional content for DNP programs includes two new theories: Bureaucratic Caring and Self-Care of Chronic Illness.

This user-friendly text stresses how theory informs practice and research in the everyday world of nursing. Divided into four sections, content sets the stage for understanding middle range theory by elaborating on disciplinary perspectives, an organizing framework, and evaluation of the theory. Middle Range Theory for Nursing, Fourth Edition, presents a broad spectrum of 13 middle range theories. Each theory is broken down into its purpose, development, and conceptual underpinnings, and includes a model demonstrating the relationships among the concepts, and the use of the theory in research and practice. Including concept building for research through the lens of middle range theory, a rigorous 10-phase process that moves from a practice story to a conceptual foundation, and exemplars that clarify the concept building process, this new edition remains an essential text for advanced practice theory and research courses.

New to the Fourth Edition:
Reflects new theoretical advances
Five completely new chapters
New exemplars linking middle range theory to advanced nursing practice
New content for DNP programs
Two new theories: Bureaucratic Caring and Self-Care of Chronic Illness
Two articles from Advances in Nursing Science documenting a meta-perspective about middle range theory development over the decades

Key Features:
Provides a strong contextual foundation for understanding middle range theory
Introduces the Ladder of Abstraction to clarify the “range” of nursing’s theoretical foundation
Presents 13 middle range theories with philosophical, conceptual, and empirical dimensions of each theory
Examines research application through exemplars demonstrating the use of middle range theory for advanced practice nursing
Includes Appendix summarizing middle range theories from 1988 to 2017


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Pathways to a Nursing Education Career, Second Edition

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Jul 202018

First Edition Winner of the Journal of Nursing Education’s Top Teaching Tools Award!

This award-winning text presents top-notch guidance and a host of practical tools for nursing clinicians transitioning into a faculty role. The second edition is updated to address the many significant innovations taking place in nursing education and how they affect the faculty role including expanding emphasis on interprofessional education, increasing use of interactive teaching strategies and technology enhanced learning, acquiring research funding in a competitive environment, and the growing importance of fostering faculty leadership and succession.

Enriching new chapter features include examples of tools, rubrics, and strategies to illustrate concept application; “Getting Started” callouts offering “first step” strategies/activities to help novice educators apply chapter concepts in their faculty role―also serving as ready-made faculty assignments. The second edition also includes real life case examples that guide novice educators in managing common challenges in academia. Extensive resources, strategies and tips along with guidance for self-assessment help new educators to adapt and even excel during the challenging first year in a faculty role.

Content New to the Second Edition:

Discusses key changes and challenges in the nursing profession, health care, higher education, and nursing education
Covers teaching in interprofessional education environments
Addresses teaching in technology enhanced learning environments and evolving curricular models
Explains how to establish teaching “presence”
Emphasizes developing faculty leaders and leadership succession
Addresses acquiring funding to support research
Includes new chapter on establishing student-faculty relationships

Key Features:
Delivers proven strategies to help novice educators assume the faculty role
Provides real-life case studies describing how to manage common challenges
Includes resources, tips, and strategies on navigating the first faculty year
Helps novice educators to engage in self-assessment to determine “best fit” in the academic environment


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Curriculum Development and Evaluation in Nursing Education, Fourth Edition

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Jul 192018

Reorganized and updated to deliver practical guidelines for evidence-based curricular change and development, the fourth edition of this classic text highlights current research in nursing education as a springboard for graduate students and faculty in their quest for research projects, theses, dissertations, and scholarly activities. It also focuses on the specific sciences of nursing education and program evaluation as they pertain to nursing educators. New chapters address the role of faculty regarding curriculum development and approval processes in changing educational environments; course development strategies for applying learning theories, educational taxonomies, and team-building; needs assessment and the frame factors model; ADN and BSN and pathways to higher degrees; and planning for doctoral education.

The fourth edition continues to provide the detailed knowledge and practical applications necessary for new and experienced faculty to participate in essential components of the academic role―instruction, curriculum, and evaluation. At its core, the text discusses the importance of needs assessment and evidence as a basis for revising or developing new programs and highlights requisite resources. With a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration, the book addresses the growth of simulation, how to help new faculty transition into the academic role, and use of curriculum in both practice and academic settings. Additionally, the book describes the history and evolution of current nursing curricula and presents the theories, concepts, and tools necessary for curriculum development. Chapters include objectives, discussion points, and learning activities.

New to the Fourth Edition:

Reorganized and updated to reflect recent evidence-based curricular changes and developments
Highlights current research
New chapter on curriculum planning for undergraduate programs
New content on needs assessment and the frame factors model
New content on planning for doctoral education in nursing
New content on curriculum evaluation, financial support, budget management, and use of evidence
Key Features:

Supports new faculty as they transition to academe
Addresses the need for preparing more faculty educators as defined by the Institute of Medicine, the Affordable Care Act, and the APRN Consensus Model
Describes the scope of academic curriculum models at every practice and academic level
Threads the concept of interdisciplinary collaboration in education throughout
Serves as a CNE certification review


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Remodelling Hospitals and Health Professions in Europe: Medicine, Nursing and the State

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Jul 182018

This work provides an accessible case study approach to European health care systems, medicine and nursing. The institutional analysis explains how welfare states have reformed hospitals and health professions with varying degrees of success.


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Fast Facts for Stroke Care Nursing, Second Edition

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Jul 162018

by Kathy Morrison MSN RN CNRN SCRN (Author)

“[This] quick reference text to guide nurses is a ‘must-have’ as this disease tests our health care delivery system… Fast Facts for Stroke Care Nursing, Second Edition provides a succinct yet comprehensive review.”

–Linda Littlejohns, MSN, RN, FAAN, SCRN, CNRN

Neuroscience Clinical Nurse Consultant

From the Foreword

The second edition of this practical, pocket-sized reference has been updated to include the groundbreaking changes to stroke care protocols. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States today and leading preventable cause of long-term disability. This resource fills in the gaps left in neuroscience content in nursing school and streamlines an often intimidating, but critically important, area of care.

Featuring diagnostic tests, cutting-edge treatments, and standards for best practice, Fast Facts for Stroke Care Nursing, Second Edition distills the lengthy and often complex national stroke care guidelines into a clear, easily digestible format. This guide can be used as a staff education resource or as a concise review for SCRN or SNRN certification exams, as well as a refresher for nurses seeking the essentials of stroke care. Content starts with stroke care improvements, covers moving through acute care to postacute care, and finishes with practical pointers for performance improvement.

New to the Second Edition:

Updated diagnostics with additional MR, CT, and transcranial Doppler options
Modified Rankin Scale score
Expands upon the neurological assessment with tips for completing it
New acute hemorrhagic stroke intervention and 2015 landmark studies on thrombectomy
Pipeline device
New large-vessel occlusion tools, routing plans, and certification programs for prehospital personnel
Expanded use of telemedicine
Information for advanced practice providers
Changes to the prehospital phase, the acute treatment phase, and the population affected by stroke
Key Features:

Reflects current standards of the American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, and The Joint Commission
Provides crucial information at a glance about diagnostic tests, state-of-the-art treatments, and best practice standards


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