Dec 122014
 

Fundamentals of Nursing Care: Concepts, Connections & Skills (Paperback)

By (author): Marti Burton RN BS, Linda Ludwig RN BS MEd

Think. Learn. Do.
Take a fresh, new approach to nursing fundamentals that teaches students how to think, learn, and do while they make the ‘connections’ each step of the way. From the text through wealth of resources online at DavisPlus, the thoroughly revised and updated 2nd Edition continues to meet the needs of today’s students.

A practical, student-oriented focus helps LPN students to master safe and effective nursing care by developing the critical thinking and problem solving skills they need to excel in clinical practice.
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Dec 122014
 


Think. Learn. Do.
Practice the critical thinking and problem solving skills you need to excel in clinical practice.

This Study Guide is the perfect companion to Fundamentals of Nursing Care: Concepts, Connections & Skills, 2nd Edition. It offers the practice nursing students need to hone their the critical-thinking and problem-solving skills while mastering the principles, concepts, and procedures essential to success in the classroom and in practice.

The Study Guide corresponds to the text chapter by chapter, while reinforcing the text’s emphasis on ‘connections’ each step of the way. Perforated pages make it easy for student to submit their assignments to their instructors for evaluation.
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Dec 122014
 

Hurst Reviews NCLEX-RN Review (Paperback)

By (author): Marlene Hurst

Ace the NCLEX-RN--with the help of nursing review pioneer Marlene Hurst!

Use Marlene's unique “no cram, pass with what you already know” system and slash your study time in half

Based on Marlene Hurst's phenomenally popular nursing seminars that train over 30,000 students annually, this innovative review is loaded with the author's time-tested strategies--all designed to help you pass the NCLEX certification and course exams the first time around!

NCLEX-RN Review breaks the mold of other review books by explaining how to apply critical thinking and test-taking skills, rather than how to re-learn course content. Marlene shows you how to effectively work with the “think-on-your-feet” philosophy of the NCLEX-RN, not against it.

Features:

  • A complete NCLEX-RN toolkit--from the world's most sought-after speaker on passing the NCLEX
  • Over 1,000 skill-building NCLEX-style questions, complete with answers and rationales
  • Full of concise, easy-to-remember strategies that cut study time in half!
  • An eye-catching four-color format
  • “Marlene Moments”--Marlene's humorous anecdotes of common student mistakes that offer a light-hearted look at how new nurses learn to succeed
  • “What the NCLEX Lady Thinks”--valuable tips that reveal the rationale behind certain types of NCLEX questions and how to adjust your strategy accordingly
  • Chapter-ending NCLEX practice questions that solidify important information and show you how it will be tested on the NCLEX examination
  • Downloadable material includes 300 additional NCLEX-style questions, plus downloadable MP3 audio tips from Marlene Hurst's award-winning NCLEX reviews
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Oct 092014
 

Basic Math for Nursing and Allied Health (Paperback)

By (author): Lynn M. Egler, Denise Propes, Alice J. Brown

Don't let your fear of math hold you back from a rewarding career in nursing or allied health!

Basic Math for Nursing and Allied Health uses an easy-to-understand building-block approach designed to teach you how to correlate basic math concepts with everyday activities and eventually master the more complex calculations and formulas used by nursing and allied health professionals. This unique text walks you through essential math topics from Arabic and Roman numerals, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, percentage, ratios and proportions, to conversion factors between household and metric measurements.

Case studies used throughout the book not only demonstrate the mathematical concepts related to everyday activities and events, but also show you how to effectively use case studies to master the art of interpreting story problems. Basic Math for Nursing and Allied Health is written by an author team with extensive experience in many different healthcare fields including: pharmacy technology, medical assisting, nursing, emergency medical technology, anesthesia technology, patient care technology, and laboratory technology, as well as allied health instruction and education.

Powerful learning aids help you understand and retain key concepts:

  • "Recipes for Success" case study scenarios show how mathematical concepts and formulas can be applied to real-life situations
  • "Manual Math" tips and reminder boxes reinforce your confidence and knowledge
  • Key Terms provides definitions of must-know words and phrases
  • Chapter Openers and Chapter Summaries pinpoint must-know takeaways of each chapter
  • Practice equations after each concept sharpen your math skills
  • End-of-Chapter practice tests help you decide whether you should progress to the next chapter
  • Comprehensive review and final exam pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses

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Oct 052014
 

Oxford Handbook of Midwifery (Oxford Handbooks in Nursing) (Flexibound)

By (author): Janet Medforth, Sue Battersby, Maggie Evans, Beverley Marsh, Angela Walker

Fully revised and updated to include the most up-to-date guidelines, references and resources, this new edition of the bestselling Oxford Handbook of Midwifery provides a concise and logical approach to midwifery practice in all its varied care settings.

Giving a complete picture of the role of the midwife, the handbook reflects the mother's journey through conception, pregnancy and birth to the final postnatal examination of mother and baby. This new edition includes recent advances in midwifery practice including developments in antenatal care, labour, postnatal care and infant feeding. The content is systematically structured to enable quick navigation and ensure the relevant information is at your fingertips whenever you need it.

The handbook covers the vast majority of situations encountered in the many broad and varied settings of midwifery practice, from the normal, low-risk care of the mother and neonate, through to the more complex areas of working alongside obstetric or paediatric colleagues in high-risk pregnancy and birth situations. It provides all the information you will need to assist you when participating in complex care with confidence.

With a wealth of references, recommendations, and guidance from the authors' many years of experience this handbook will help you achieve the best possible results for your patients. The fundamentals of midwifery are divided into seven main sections, covering antenatal care; normal labour and birth; complicated labour and birth; postnatal care; family planning; care of the newborn; and infant feeding. It also gives information rarely covered in standard midwifery texts, including sexual health, complementary therapies, common blood values, investigations, and midwifery emergencies. Key interventions are laid out as algorithms to aid quick assimilation of the crucial facts.

Written by practising midwives, and checked by subject experts, you can trust this handbook to have the latest and best information you need. Presented in concise and easily readable style, the book is laid out with clear headings, and key facts listed in bullet points. Pocket-sized, with sturdy plastic covers, the Oxford Handbook of Midwifery is a unique and invaluable companion for students, practising midwives, educators, and anyone who needs to understand the challenging and rewarding work of midwifery.
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Sep 292014
 

Compact Clinical Guide to Mechanical Ventilation: Foundations of Practice for Critical Care Nurses (Paperback)

By (author): Sandra Goldsworthy RN MSc PhD(c) CNCC(C) CMSN(C), Leslie Graham RN MN CNCC(C) CHSE

"[This book] offers easy-to-use, quick tips that will benefit a great number of nurses. Critical care nurses often need help with ventilator modes and types of usage and this book is a great resource."Score: 96, 4 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews

The only book written about mechanical ventilation by nurses for nurses, this text fills a void in addressing high-level patient care and management specific to critical care nurses. Designed for use by practicing nurses, nursing students, and nursing educators, it provides a detailed, step-by-step approach to developing expertise in this challenging area of practice. The guide is grounded in evidence-based research and explains complex concepts in a user-friendly format along with useful tips for daily practice. It has been written based on the authors' many years of teaching students at all levels of critical care as well as their experience in mentoring novice and experienced nurses in the critical care arena.

Emphasizing the nurse's role in mechanical ventilation, the book offers many features that facilitate in-depth learning. These include bulleted points to simplify complex ideas, learning objectives, key points summarized for speedy reference, learning activities, a case study in each chapter with questions for reflection, clinical "pearls," references for additional study, and a glossary. A digital companion includes cue cards summarizing challenging practice concepts and how-to procedural videos. The book addresses the needs of both adult critical care patients and geriatric critical care patients. A chapter on International Perspectives addresses the similarities and differences in critical care throughout the globe. Also covered are pharmacology protocols for the mechanically ventilated patient. Additionally, the book serves as a valuable resource for nurses preparing for national certification in critical care.

Key Features:

  • Written by nurses for nurses
  • Provides theoretical and practical, step-by-step information about mechanical ventilation for practicing nurses, students, and educators
  • Comprises a valuable resources for the orientation of nurses new to critical care
  • Contains chapters on international perspectives in critical care and pharmacology protocols for the mechanically ventilated patient
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Sep 292014
 

Sparks and Taylor's Nursing Diagnosis Reference Manual 9th edition (Paperback)

By (author): Sheila S. Ralph, Cynthia M. Taylor RN MS

Sparks and Taylor's Nursing Diagnosis Reference Manual 9th edition provides clearly written, authoritative care plan guidelines for all 2012-2014 NANDA International (NANDA-I) approved nursing diagnoses. The book is full of bright colors, and organized by life-stages and type of care. Each Part opens with a new feature, Applying Evidence-Based Practice, which responds directly to the content. Each NANDA diagnosis includes associated Nursing Interventions Classifications (NIC) and Nursing Outcomes Classifications (NOC), and the nursing process is integrated throughout. This book is the ideal resource for any clinical setting.
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Sep 292014
 

Sparks and Taylor's Nursing Diagnosis Pocket Guide (Paperback)

By (author): Sheila S. Ralph, Cynthia M. Taylor RN MS

This is a pocket-sized companion to Sparks and Taylor’s Nursing Diagnosis Reference Manual, 9e. This book offers a quick guide to authoritative plans of care for the most up-to-date 2012-2014 NANDA International (NANDA-I) approved nursing diagnoses. A unique assessment framework and a consistent full color design and layout make the process of finding and using diagnoses quick and effective. See links between NANDA-I and the Nursing
Interventions Classification (NIC) and Nursing Outcomes Classification(NOC) labels, and learn how these all fit together to provide patients with a global aspect of care. This book will be useful across nursing disciplines, throughout the
student curriculum, and as a clinical nurse.

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Sep 292014
 


Now in its Fourth Edition, Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy! contains everything health care practitioners need to review and students need to learn about calculating drug dosages. This entertaining and informative reference reviews the basic math needed to perform dosage calculation, including fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, and proportions. It walks the nurse through the interpretation of hundreds of examples of drug orders and the performance of hundreds of complex dosage calculations, and provides information on deciphering difficult abbreviations, dealing with unclear handwriting, reading medication labels, selecting administration equipment, and more. Special elements found throughout the book make it easy to remember key points.

Purchasers of this edition will also have access to the newest information on drugs at www.edruginfo.com.

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Sep 252014
 


Find the drug information you need fast! Trusted by nurses for over 25 years, Mosby's 2015 Nursing Drug Reference features a full-color design and convenient A-to-Z organization that offer quick and easy access to the latest and most vital information on the drugs you administer most frequently. More than 5,000 drugs are profiled and updated in drug monograph format - including 20 new drugs recently approved by the FDA. And no other drug handbook places a higher emphasis on patient safety, with Black Box Warnings for dangerous or life-threatening adverse reactions, Safety Alert icons for situations requiring special attention, and highlighted Common and Life-Threatening Side Effects. Comprehensive coverage also includes IV drugdosage and administration instructions, including special considerations and Y-site, syringe, and additive compatibilities. The companion Evolve website offers even more helpful features, such as additional drug monographs (including infrequently used or recently approved drugs); guidelines to safe handling of chemotherapeutic agents; combination products; controlled-substance chart; drug name safety; drugs metabolized by known P450s; drugs to use cautiously for geriatric patients; herbal products; patient teaching guides in English and Spanish; and Canadian resources.

  • More than 5,000 generic and trade-name drugs are profiled, covering almost every drug you will administer in practice or in clinicals.
  • Attractive full-color design highlights important information for quick and easy access.
  • Black Box Warnings provide alerts to dangerous or life-threatening adverse reactions.
  • Safety Alert icon identifies situations that require special attention.
  • Common and life-threatening side effects are organized by body system, showing signs to watch for during assessments.
  • Nursing Process steps are used as the framework for organizing all nursing care information.
  • Coverage of IV drug administration highlights dosage and IV administration instructions, including special considerations and Y-site, syringe, and additive compatibilities.
  • Comprehensive drug monographs include generic names, Rx or OTC availability, pronunciations, U.S. and Canadian trade names, functional and chemical classification, controlled-substance schedule, do-not-confuse drugs, action, uses, unlabeled uses, dosages and routes, available forms, side effects, contraindications, precautions, pharmacokinetics, interactions (including drug/herb, drug/food and drug lab test), nursing considerations, and treatment of overdose.
  • Complete pharmacokinetic information includes the mechanism and absorption of the drug as well as its action, duration, and excretion.
  • Flexible, water-resistant cover provides durability in the clinical setting.
  • A companion website includes updates with infrequently used or recently approved drugs, a full-color pill atlas, guidelines to safe handling of chemotherapeutic agents, combination products, drugs metabolized by known P450s, medications to be cautiously for geriatric patients, herbal products, a listing of high-alert Canadian medications and immunization schedules, patient teaching guides in English and Spanish, and more.
  • 20NEWmonographs provide current content on added or newly released drugs.
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