This title introduces the concept of reflective practice and explains its purpose to the healthcare student or professional in the UK. It demonstrates the skills necessary for effective reflective practice and explores the benefits of successful reflection in relation to pre-registration profiles and Continuing Professional Development.
The quick and easy way to learn the concepts and major theories of pediatric nursing – and how to apply them to real-world situations
If you’re looking for a fun, fast review that boils pediatric nursing down to its most essential, must-know points your search ends here! Pediatric Nursing Demystified is a complete yet concise overview of all the important pediatric nursing concepts and the disorders that most often afflict infants to adolescents. You’ll also learn how to apply those principles to real-life clinical situations.
In order to make the learning process as easy and effective as possible, you’ll find learning aids such as chapter objectives, key terms, a brief overview of each topic, content summaries, chapter-ending questions, numerous tables and diagrams, and a comprehensive final exam that includes NCLEX-style questions covering all the content found in the book.
Concise, practical, and packed full of clinical information, the Oxford Handbook of Surgical Nursing is the essential resource for all those working in nursing practice surgery and its sub-specialties. Easily-accessible, this handbook provides all of the information and practical advice needed to care effectively and professionally for surgical patients
This handbook provides a thorough introduction to the principles and practice of the care of patients undergoing the range of surgical procedures. It covers all of the core elements of surgical care from point of diagnosis, through to discharge and rehabilitation. The Oxford Handbook of SurgicalNursing provides clinical knowledge and skills for managing complex cases in the hospital or clinic. This guide will assist the reader in understanding the core role of the surgical nurse within the modern surgical team, to plan, implement and evaluate patient care delivery, and to manage complications arising from surgery. Evidence-based, and following the latest national guidelines, you can be sure this will be an indispensable companion, for all nurses, whether new to the specialty, or more experienced in surgical care.
Nursing is more than a job. It is a profession that attracts those who value compassion, want to make a difference in other peoples lives, and want to do greater good in the world. While the profession provides endless options of practice, settings, and flexibility, nurses are burning out due to schedules, long shifts, mental and physical exhaustion, workload, conflict and bullying, challenging patients, rapid advances in technology, and lack of control. And when stress and fatigue take over a nurses ability to prioritize self-care and recovery time, patient safety and quality is greatly affected and compromised. Nurse Burnout: Overcoming Stress in Nursing explores the stress-fatigue-burnout connection, the risks involved, and defines the health concerns and practice considerations for how to move the profession forward. Author Suzanne Waddill-Goad provides nurses with the tools they need set boundaries and combat compassion fatigue in order to renew energy to be at your personal and professional best.
With over 136.3 million patient visits to the Emergency Department, emergency nurses are not only in high demand but a continuously growing segment of the nursing profession. Emergency nurses find themselves in high-risk, faced-paced, physically and emotionally demanding, and difficult situations on a constant bases, which many nurses will describe as both stressful and surprisingly, extremely fulfilling. But there are so many variables, moving pieces, and different roles when it comes to emergency nurses. How do you begin to understand or know if this is the right career for you when there is so much to know? Emergency Nurse: The Profession, the Pathway, and the Practice provides students, new nurses, and existing emergency nurses the tools and information they need to pursue and sustain a successful career in emergency healthcare. Author Jeff Solheim informs readers about the career opportunities that exist within emergency nursing, introduces nurses to the emergency department and how it differs from other healthcare settings, and explains the challenges and patient populations that emergency nurses will face on a regular basis. Filled with fun facts, notes, and practical advice, this book is a fantastic resource for a nurse eager to learn more about emergency care.
Features: Used Book in Good Condition By (author): Naida Grunden
Winner of a 2013 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award
America’s healthcare system needs to change. Not only does our country spend 16 percent of its gross domestic product on healthcare, but despite spending more than other industrialized countries, our general health lags behind. While we have plenty of data identifying where healthcare in America falls short, we’ve precious little practical, hands-on information about how to fix it.
In The Pittsburgh Way to Efficient Healthcare, Naida Grunden provides a ingenious and optimistic look at how principles borrowed from industry can be applied to make healthcare safer, and in doing so, make it more effective and less costly. The book is a compilation of case studies from units in different hospitals around the Pittsburgh region that successfully applied industrial principles to the benefit of patients and the satisfaction of employees.
The Pittsburgh Way to Efficient Healthcare is written for all healthcare stakeholders – from clinicians to insurers to employers to those who have the greatest stake in healthcare quality improvement, the patients.
About the Author:
Naida Grunden has been a business and technical writer for over 25 years, specializing for the past six years in health and medical writing for the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative. She writes the PRHI Executive Summary newsletter, a publication she founded in 2001 (www.prhi.org). Her work has appeared in publications as varied as the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety and Air Line Pilot magazine.
Ms. Grunden received the 2006 Challenge Award from the American College of Clinical Engineering for her article on the VA wheelchair work in Biomedical Instrumentation and Technology magazine. Ms. Grunden completed her B.A. in English at California State University, East Bay, and her secondary English teaching credential at California State University, San Francisco. She lives in Bellingham, Washington. Visit her website at www.NaidaGrunden.com.
Tonya A. Schneidereith, PhD, CRNP, PPCNP-BC, CPNP-AC
Felissa R. Lashley, PhD, RN, FABMGG
Completely updated to help nurses learn to “think genetically”
Today’s nurses must be able to “think genetically” to help individuals and families who are affected by genetic disease or contemplating genetic testing. This book is a classic resource for nursing students and practitioners at all levels who need to acquire the knowledge and skills for using genomics in their practice. This completely updated second edition encompasses the many recent advances in genetic research and knowledge, providing essential new information on the science, technology, and clinical application of genomics. It focuses on the provision of individualized patient care based on personal genetics and dispositions. The second edition is designed for use by advanced practice nursing programs, as well as undergraduate programs. It pinpoints new developments in prenatal, maternity, and pediatric issues and supplies new information on genomics-based personal drug therapy, environmental susceptibilities, genetic therapies, epigenetics, and ethics.
The text features a practical, clinically oriented framework in line with the core competencies defined by the AACN. It delivers information according to a life-span approach used in the practice setting. The second edition continues to provide basic information on genomics, its impact on health care, and genetic disorders. It covers prevention, genetic counseling and referral, neuropsychiatric nursing, and public health. The core of the text presents information on a variety of diseases that affect patients throughout the life span, with specific guidance on the nursing role. Also included are tests for a variety of diseases and information on pharmacogenomics, which enable health care providers to select the best drugs for treatment based on a patient’s genetic makeup. Plentiful case study examples support the information throughout. Additionally, an instructor’s package of PowerPoint slides and a test bank are provided.
New to the Second Edition:
Personal drug therapy based on genomics
Prenatal detection and diagnosis
Newborns and genetic screening
Includes content for graduate-level programs
PowerPoint slides and a test bank for all student levels
Encompasses state-of-the-art genomics from a nursing perspective
Provides a practical, clinically oriented life-span approach
Covers science, technology, and clinical application of genomics
Addresses prevention, genetic testing, and treatment methods
By (author): Cynthia M. Thomas, Constance E. Mcintosh, Jennifer S. Mensik
Graduating from nursing school is a massive accomplishment, but those next steps passing boards and starting a demanding new job as a nurse can seem daunting. Never fear: This book will help any new nurse map out a clear path from commencement to successful career.
A Nurse s Step-By-Step Guide to Transitioning to the Professional Nurse Role is a straightforward how-to guide to confidently enter professional practice. From ethical issues to continuing education to coping with stress, authors Cynthia M. Thomas, Constance E. McIntosh, and Jennifer S. Mensik provide practical strategies and tools to help you reach your greatest nursing potential.
Advanced Practice Palliative Nursing is the first text devoted to advanced practice nursing care of the seriously ill and dying. This comprehensive work addresses all aspects of palliative care including physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs. Chapters include: symptoms common in serious illness, pediatric palliative care, spiritual and existential issues, issues around the role and function of the advanced practice nurse (APN), reimbursement, and nursing leadership on palliative care teams. Each chapter contains case examples and a strong evidence base to support the highest quality of care. The text is written by leaders in the field and includes authors who have pioneered the role of the advanced practice nurse in palliative care. This volume offers advanced practice content and practical resources for clinical practice across all settings of care and encompassing all ages, from pediatrics to geriatrics.
Features: Used Book in Good Condition By (author): Catherine Ingram Fogel, Nancy Fugate Woods
Designated a Doody’s Core Title!
[A] comprehensive resource oriented to advanced nursing students, but one that also will interest women wishing to learn more about thier health….The volume also covers nutrition, exercise, sexuality, infertility…and other chronic illnesses and disabilities. A wonderful resource. Summing up: Highly recommended.
This book is the ideal tool to help graduate level nursing students expand their understanding of women’s health care and wellness issues. For easy reference, Women’s Health Care in Advanced Practice Nursing is organized into four parts:
Women and Their Lives, covering connections between women’s lives and their health
Frameworks for Practice, addressing health care practice with women
Health Promotion, covering ways for women to promote their health and prevent many chronic diseases
Threats to Health and Health Problems, addressing problems unique to women, diseases more prevalent in women, and those in which there are different risk factors
Key features include:
The most recently available data on selected social characteristics of women with a focus on changing population demographics
Separate chapters on health issues of adolescent/young adult, midlife, and older women
Chapters on preconceptional and prenatal care
Chapters covering cardiovascular disease, chronic disease, sexually transmitted infections and other common infections, HIV/AIDS, and women with disabilities
Lesbian health care content, which is integrated throughout