Aug 102015
 


A pocket-sized manual for preparing nursing students for the medications questions asked on the NCLEX-RN Exam.   Nursing students are more concerned about medications than about any other subject on NCLEX, and this book provides the answers.  Organized by drug class, thsi valuable guide lists over 300 drugs that you may be asked about NCLEX. Each drug comes with detailed information on its side effects and nursing considerations. Best of all, it is created to address those aspects of medications that are specifically emphasized noted on the NCLEX test plan.
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Jul 312015
 

Oxford Handbook of Renal Nursing (Oxford Handbooks in Nursing) (Paperback)

By (author): Althea Mahon, Karen Jenkins, Lisa Burnapp

Written by experienced educators and renal nurses with extensive experience of clinical practice the Oxford Handbook of Renal Nursing is a concise, current and evidence-based guide to the care of patients with renal disease. This practical and thorough resource ensures that expert and relevant information is always accessible, whatever the circumstances.

Assisting both practising and student nurses with decision-making skills from the patient assessment stage through to post procedure/operation nursing care, this handbook provides a wealth of useful information on the aetiology of kidney disease, assessment and diagnostic processes, and the available treatments.

An indispensable resource, it covers caring for patients with a wide range of conditions, including chronic kidney disease and established renal failure. Additional information on treating patients waiting for, or undergoing dialysis or transplant surgery, and those requiring end of life care is also included.

Taking a multi-professional approach to the care and management of renal patients, the Oxford Handbook of Renal Nursing is an essential tool for all renal nurses, studying and practising, as well as dieticians, pharmacists, social workers, counsellors and researchers who specialise in renal care.
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Jul 312015
 

Primary Care: Art and Science of Advanced Practice Nursing (Hardcover)

By (author): Lynne M. Dunphy PhD APRN BC, Jill E. Winland-Brown EdD MSN FNP-BC, Brian Porter, Debera Thomas

The premier reference for APNs providing primary care!

Written by nurse practitioners for nurse practitioners in collaboration with a physician, this popular text builds a solid understanding of the theoretical foundation of nursing practice, while also providing comprehensive patient-care guidance based on the latest scientific evidence.

 
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Jul 152015
 

Renal Nursing (Paperback)

By (author): Nicola Thomas

Renal Nursing is a comprehensive evidence-based guide to nursing in the field of nephrology and kidney care. This fully updated fourth edition discusses the stages of chronic kidney disease, prevention and early management, pre-dialysis care, haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, transplantation, investigations and nutrition. It also includes key information on renal care in infancy, childhood and early adolescence. The underlying anatomy, physiology and psychology of kidney disease are reviewed in depth, along with the skills and knowledge required to provide support, treatment and high-quality care.

Special features: * Fully grounded in the NHS National Service Framework for renal services * New chapter on patient involvement in renal care * Content and references fully updated to reflect changes in policies, evidence, care and management * Begins with the basics and covers all the vital material required by anyone working in renal care

Renal Nursing is an ideal reference text for nurses undertaking post-registration renal courses, student nurses undertaking a placement in a renal ward, specialist renal dietitians, pharmacists and other professions allied to medicine.

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Jun 072015
 

Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach (4th Edition) (Adams, Pharmacology for Nurses) (Paperback)

By (author): Michael P. Adams Ph.D, Leland Holland Ph.D., Carol Urban PhD RN

This up-to-date text helps nursing students master pharmacology by tightly linking it to therapeutic goals and patient wellness. Organized by body systems (units) and diseases (chapters), PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSES: A PATHOPHYSIOLOGIC APPROACH, 4/e provides complete information on the drug classifications used to treat each disease class. Students can easily locate all relevant anatomy, physiology, pathology, and pharmacology in the same chapter where each drug is discussed. Exclusive Nursing Process Focus features clearly and concisely relates pharmacotherapy to patient assessment, nursing diagnoses, planning patient outcomes, implementing patient-centered care, and evaluating the outcomes. This new Fourth Edition links pharmacology to patient care through exceptionally accurate, attractive graphics, rich media resources, extensive self-assessment tools, and features covering complementary medicine; diverse patient/lifestyle considerations; and evidence-based practice. It has been thoroughly updated to reflect current pharmacologic drugs, drug classes, processes, mechanisms, and warnings; and the newest QSEN competencies and NCLEX question formats.

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May 122015
 

How to Master Nursing Calculations (Paperback)

By (author): Chris John Tyreman

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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May 122015
 


Case Studies in Nurse Anesthesia provides succinct and relevant information that can be used by students and professionals in the operating room. Information is written in a question and answer format for easy understanding and the chapters are divided into surgical specialties, with a focus on the most frequently performed procedures. Each case describes the entire perioperative course and discusses the patient’s history and physical, anesthetic concerns, surgical concerns, anesthetic management, differential diagnosis, and potential complications.
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May 072015
 


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Apr 092015
 

2015 Nurse's Drug Handbook (Paperback)

By (author): Jones & Bartlett Learning

Jones & Bartlett Learning 2015 Nurse’s Drug Handbook is the most up-to-date, practical, and easy-to-use nursing drug reference. Updated annually, it provides accurate and timely facts on hundreds of drugs from abatacept to zonisamide. Written in a no-nonsense style that speaks your language in terms you use every day, it offers concise and consistently formatted drug entries organized alphabetically. Jones & Bartlett Learning 2015 Nurse’s Drug Handbook includes: * Index of all generic, trade, and alternate drug names * Chemical and therapeutic classes, FDA pregnancy risk category, and controlled substance schedule * Indications and dosages, as well as route, onset, peak, and duration information * Incompatibilities and contraindications * Interactions with drugs, food, and activities * Adverse reactions * Nursing considerations, including key teaching points for patients * Mechanism-of-action illustrations * Warnings and precautions New drug entries: hydrocodone bitartrate, levomilnacipran hydrochloride, lomitapide mesylate, mipomersen sodium, prothrombin complex concentrate (human), and vortioxetine hydrobromide. New to the Appendices: * Selected Ophthalmic Drugs: brinzolamide/brimonidine tartrate * Antihistamines: carbinoxamine maleate * Selected Topical Drugs: adapalene/benzolyl peroxide, brimonidine, desoximetasone, luliconazole, and urea * Antivirals: dolutegravir, simeprevir, and sofosbuvir * Antineoplastic Drugs: erlotinib, ibrutinib, lenalidomide, obinutuzumab, ofatumumab, romidepsin, trametinib, vandetanib, and vemurafenib
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Apr 092015
 

Lippincott's Q&A Review for NCLEX-RN (Paperback)

By (author): Diane Billings EdD RN FAAN, Desiree Hensel

The 11th edition of Lippincott’s Q&A Review for NCLEX-RN provides the highest-quality practice questions, detailed rationales, and preparation strategies needed to succeed on the NCLEX-RN® examination.  This revised reprint has been updated to ensure that content will help both U.S. and Canadian students to succeed on the licensure examination, with enhanced laboratory values, medication information, and diversity representation.
 
The practice tests are organized into four major content areas: obstetrics, pediatrics, medical-surgical, and mental health nursing, and are followed by 6 comprehensive tests with a random selection of questions from all content areas.  Other features include rationales for both incorrect and correct answers choices, all the types of alternate-format questions found on the NCLEX, an overview of the licensing examination, test-taking strategies for each question format, and study tips, including instructions for creating a personal study plan.  In addition, there is a CD-ROM containing questions that allow students to practice test-taking skills in both a study and review mode, as well as student and instructor resources on thePoint.
 
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