Sep 152014
 


The 3rd Edition of an AJN Book of the Year Award Winner!
Noted nursing professionals and educators in the field share their expertise to provide you with the non-clinical knowledge necessary for professional success as an APN. Follow the evolution of the APN’s role from a historical perspective to the present and explore future issues and challenges.
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Sep 152014
 

Advanced Practice Nursing of Adults in Acute Care (Hardcover)

By (author): Janet G. Whetstone Foster PhD RN CNS CCRN, Suzanne S. Prevost RN PhD COI

Written by a Clinical Nurse Specialist for Clinical Nurse Specialists, this text explores the expanding roles and responsibilities of the CNS—from core competencies and theoretical foundations for practice to caring for the hospitalized adult to shaping the healthcare system through the CNS’s spheres of influence.

With a special emphasis on the practical application in clinical practice the author uses a body-system approach to guide readers through evidence-based collaborative and independent nursing interventions within the framework of the CNS role.

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Aug 202014
 

NURSE PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION AND PRACTICE PREPARATION (Paperback)

By (author): Dr. Margaret A. Fitzgerald FNP-BC NP-C FAANP CSP

A unique presentation condenses a vast amount of information into an effective review. Questions, answers, case examples, in-depth discussions and references help develop your understanding of disorders and show you how to apply what you’ve learned to practice. Based on the AJN Book of the Year 2nd Edition, this updated edition features even more questions, more content, and all-new full-color photographs online—to ensure your success.

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Jul 272014
 

Pearson Nurse's Drug Guide 2015 (Hardcover)

By (author): Billie A. Wilson, Margaret Shannon, Kelly Shields

With over 350 updates, the new 2015 edition of the Pearson Nurse’s Drug Guide provides safe, effective, current, and accurate drug information in a quickly accessible format. Comprehensive and complete, it lists all drugs alphabetically by generic names for quick reference, with an index listing both generic and trade names. It presents important clinical information for hundreds of drugs, with adverse reactions, interactions, side effects, and impacts on lab results. It clearly presents information on IV preparation and push, continuous, or intermittent administration; as well as dosages for neonates, infants, adolescents, adults, and patients with obesity and renal or hepatic impairment. This edition also contains 18 brand-new monographs for drugs recently approved by the FDA.

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Jul 142014
 

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide: Primary Care (Paperback)

By (author): JoAnne Silbert-Flagg, Elizabeth Sloand

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide: Primary Care has been developed especially for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Family Nurse Practitioners preparing to take certification examinations and as a reference in the practice setting. The text is divided into systems with an in-depth coverage of growth and development and health promotion and maintenance. The common disorders of the various body systems provide succinct summaries of definitions, etiology, signs and symptoms, clinical findings, differential diagnoses, diagnostic tests\findings, and management\treatment. The final chapter addresses PNP role development, current trends and health policy issues including topics such as credentialing, legal issues, legislation, reimbursement and delivery systems. Following each chapter are test questions, which are intended to serve as an introduction to the testing arena. In addition a bibliography is included for those who need a more in-depth discussion of the subject matter in each chapter.
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Jul 042014
 


Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing is a comprehensive reference that provides a foundation for all cardiac nurses. It is designed to prepare the nurse who is first learning to care for patients undergoing cardiac surgery. It addresses significant changes in cardiac surgery and the nursing responsibilities to meet the needs of these acutely ill patients. Second, the book provides advanced knowledge and a scientific basis for nurses who have mastered the essential knowledge and skills necessary to care for this patient population who now seek more in-depth knowledge base about advances in this dynamic field and strategies to optimize patient outcomes. The emphasis throughout the book is providing an evidence-based foundation for care of the patient during the vulnerable period immediately following cardiac surgery. It also serves as a study aid for those readers preparing for the AACN's Cardiac Surgery Certification. The book features critical thinking questions, multiple choice self assessment questions, web resources, clinical inquiry boxes, and case studies. The Perfect Study Tool for the AACN Cardiac Surgery Certification!
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Jun 292014
 

Day Surgery: Contemporary Approaches to Nursing Care (Paperback)

By (author): Fiona Timmins, Catherine McCabe

The evolution of day surgery has heralded a new era of medical, anaesthetic and nursing knowledge, skills and practice. Day Surgery: Contemporary Approaches to Nursing Care explores the familiar concepts within nursing, such as evidence-based practice, patient-centred communication, management, practice development and models of care, and uses these theoretical constructs to provide a comprehensive overview of contemporary services and nursing approaches within day surgery. This book is written with the intention of providing nurses working in day surgery with a comprehensive applied text that can be used as a reference when caring for patients.

Day Surgery: Contemporary Approaches to Nursing Care:

  • Provides a comprehensive overview of nursing approaches in day surgery
  • Utilises models of care
  • Includes evidence based practice
  • Provides practical advice on management of day surgery services including setting up and implementing nurse led services in the area.
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May 172014
 

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

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

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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Apr 162014
 

Community & Public Health Nursing: Promoting the Public's Health (Paperback)

By (author): Judith Allender RN C MSN EdD, Cherie Rector PhD RN C, Kristine Warner PhD MS MPH RN

Community & Public Health Nursing is designed to provide students a basic grounding in public health nursing principles while emphasizing aggregate-level nursing. While weaving in meaningful examples from practice throughout the text, the authors coach students on how to navigate between conceptualizing about a population-focus while also continuing to advocate and care for individuals, families, and aggregates. This student-friendly, highly illustrated text engages students, and by doing so, eases students into readily applying public health principles along with evidence-based practice, nursing science, and skills that promote health, prevent disease, as well as protect at-risk populations!  What the 8th edition of this text does best is assist students in broadening the base of their knowledge and skills that they can employ in both the community and acute care settings, while the newly enhanced ancillary resources offers interactive tools that allow students of all learning styles to master public health nursing.

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Feb 252014
 


Keeping you current with the latest in dialysis treatment and equipment, Review of Hemodialysis for Nurses and Dialysis Personnel, 8th Edition provides a practical introduction to dialysis and an excellent review for the certification exam. It assumes no prior knowledge of patient care, nursing procedures, or dialysis principles, using a question-and-answer format to discuss the basic principles, basic diseases, and basic problems found in the treatment of kidney patients by dialysis. Dialysis expert Judy Kallenbach writes in a clear, easy-to-read style, explaining topics such as the chemistry of body fluid and electrolytes, renal failure, nutrition, infection control, and the important psychosocial aspects of dialysis treatment.

  • Easy-to-understand language introduces new terms and concepts, not assuming prior knowledge of dialysis.
  • A question-and-answer format makes information easy to find and easy to read.
  • Comprehensive coverage provides the knowledge needed to care for dialysis patients and to prepare for the certification exam, with topics including a review of fluid and electrolytes, transplantation, infection control, and the important psychosocial aspects of dialysis treatment.
  • More than 60 illustrations depict all aspects of dialysis treatment and care.
  • A multidisciplinary approach includes a chapter on the different roles in the hemodialysis team, describing how dialysis care is coordinated and what patients go through during their treatment.
  • Coverage of the entire lifespan helps in caring for patients of different ages, including separate chapters on pediatric hemodialysis and end-stage renal disease in the elderly.
  • A discussion of home dialysis therapies prepares you for a time when cost cutting may lead to a wider use of home dialysis treatment.
  • Useful appendices offer quick reference to organizations and resources, pound-to-kilogram conversions, a glossary, and more.
  • New Math Calculations chapter helps in accurately programming goals for dialysis patients.
  • New Test Taking Guidelines chapter offers tips and strategies to prepare you for the certification exam.
  • Updated coverage includes the latest on water treatment, infection control, patient assessment, and the plan of care, with additional information on the management of quality and professional boundaries.
  • Coverage of revised regulations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updates the requirements for reimbursement for services provided to federally insured patients, with changes in areas such as patient safety, infection control, water and dialysate quality, facility design, patient care, patient plan of care, performance improvement, and personnel qualifications.
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