Jun 272016

Writing your Nursing Portfolio: A Step-by-step Guide

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By (author): Fiona Timmins, Anita Duffy

“I am delighted to endorse this practical and accessible guide to writing and developing a portfolio for nurses. Unlike many ‘how-to-do’ approaches to portfolio compilation, this book acknowledges the complexity involved in learning from practice, and recording that learning in a meaningful way. The book respectfully guides the reader through essential elements to be considered if a portfolio is to be more than a depository of paper, yet avoids prescription in acknowledging the individual nature of the portfolio and its necessity to reflect the nurse’s own journey through their career.”
Professor Melanie Jasper, Head of College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University, UK

“The compilation of a nursing portfolio is a task, which is often neglected in the busy student nurse’s life between long shifts and assignments. Timmins & Duffy encourage one to take on the challenge and guide one through the process systematically … Examples of structured reflections and of portfolio layouts make the realisation of one’s own well presented portfolio easier than one might think. Any student or qualified nurse will thus benefit from Timmins & Duffy’s encouraging book.”
Karin Schirmaier, Student, University of the West of England, UK

“This book is intended for nurses at all stages of their careers and offers a much needed step-by-step guide to planning, writing and maintaining a portfolio. I was particularly pleased to see a strong emphasis on refl ection and education, as a means of encouraging nurses to think critically and learn from their own practice. All in all, this is a very well-constructed book which I highly recommend.”
Professor Gary Rolfe, Swansea University, UK

This handy guide, co-published with the Nursing Standard, is perfect for nurses who need to put together a portfolio and don’t know where to start. Written as a step-by-step guide it answers all the common questions about how to compile and write a good nursing portfolio.

Each chapter includes different tasks so you can create your portfolio as you work through the book. The book assumes no prior knowledge of portfolio building and includes:

  • Examples of good and challenging portfolio pieces
  • Tools and techniques for reflection and critical thinking
  • Guidance on the NMC competency frameworks

Writing your Nursing Portfolio is indispensable reading for all nursing students looking for a clear and accessible guide to creating and developing a portfolio. The book describes how the nursing portfolio fits into clinical practice and how it can make a positive difference to the nurse, patient and others.

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Jun 272016

International Practice Development in Nursing and Healthcare

International Practice Development in Nursing builds on Practice Development in Nursing, edited by the same editors and is the first book to develop a truly international practice development perspective.

Practice development is a key concept in developing effective nursing care which is firmly embedded in health service modernisation agendas, clinical governance strategies, team and cultural developments and in quality improvements that directly impact on patient care in the UK and internationally. Practice development acknowledges the interplay between the development of knowledge and skills, enablement strategies, facilitation and a systematic, rigorous and continuous processes of emancipatory change in order to achieve evidence-based, person-centred care.

International Practice Development in Nursing is an essential resource for all practice developers and for nurses with a remit for facilitating innovation and change in practice.

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Jun 252016

Essentials of Pediatric Nursing

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By (author): Theresa Kyle MSN CPNP, Susan Carman MSN MBA

Kyle/2E promotes confidence in pediatric nursing by growing and developing students’ understanding of child and family care. Building on foundational concepts of adult nursing, students learn techniques of atraumatic care and patient teaching, and methods of communicating with children and their families. An emphasis is placed on defining the differences between adult care and pediatric care to increase the student’s level of comfort with this specific patient type.
Many features to enhance student understanding of pediatric nursing including:
  • Clear organization to encourage students to build on foundational nursing knowledge
  • Unique design to appeal to multiple learning styles
  • NEW! Atraumatic Care Highlights throughout and a complete chapter on atraumatic care assist students in reducing patient and family stress in the healthcare setting
  • NEW! Evidence-Based Practice boxes show current research to support pediatric nursing topics, giving students real-world evidence to assist in understanding
  • NEW! Thinking About Development features encourage students to think critically about special developmental concerns relating to the topic being discussed.
  • NEW! Healthy People 2020 objectives have been included to provide current industry information
  • Integrated Case Studies are threaded throughout chapters with real-life scenarios that present relevant child and family information that is intended to perfect the student’s caregiving skills
  • Comparison Charts compare two or more disorders or other easily confused concepts, to provide explanations and clarification for students
  • Nursing Care Plans provide concrete examples of each step of the nursing process
  • Step-by-Step Procedures provide a clear explanation of pediatric variations to facilitate competent performance
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Jun 242016

History of Medicine, Second Edition: A Scandalously Short Introduction

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By (author): Jacalyn Duffin

Jacalyn Duffin’s History of Medicine has for ten years been one of the leading texts used to teach medical and nursing students the history of their profession. It has also been widely used in history courses and by general readers. An accessible overview of medical history, this new edition is greatly expanded, including more information on medicine in the United States, Great Britain, and in other European countries. The book continues to be organized conceptually around the major fields of medical endeavor such as anatomy, pharmacology, obstetrics, and psychiatry and has grown to include a new chapter on public health.

Years of pedagogic experience, medical developments, and reader feedback have led to new sections throughout the book on topics including bioethics, forensics, genetics, reproductive technology, clinical trials, and recent outbreaks of BSE, West Nile Virus, SARS, and anthrax. Up to date and filled with pithy examples and teaching tools such as a searchable online bibliography, History of Medicine continues to demonstrate the power of historical research to inform current health care practice and enhance cultural understanding.

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Jun 202016

Emergency Nursing Made Incredibly Easy! (Incredibly Easy! Series®)

By (author): Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Completely revised and updated to reflect the latest guidelines and innovation, Emergency Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, Second Edition, offers essential information on emergency, trauma, and critical care. Presented in the easy-to-learn and enjoyable Incredibly Easy! format, it covers emergency care basics, including patient assessment and triage, trauma, disease crises, and patient and family communication. It also addresses legal issues such as handling evidence and documentation, and holistic issues such as pain and end-of-life care. Chapters detail emergency nursing by body system and cover shock, multi-system traumas, environmental emergencies, disaster preparedness, communicable diseases, and obstetric and pediatric emergencies. The presentation features light-hearted cartoons and humor, “Memory Joggers” and other icons, and end-of-chapter review questions.
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Jun 192016

Professional Development, Reflection and Decision-Making in Nursing and Healthcare

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By (author): Melanie Jasper, Megan Rosser, Gail Mooney

This essential text brings together in one place the inextricably linked concepts of professional development, reflective practice and decision-making. Fully updated and revised throughout, the new edition of this easy-to-follow, jargon-free title is targeted at nursing and healthcare practitioners and nursing students, providing clear guidance to help the reader think critically about their practice, work within professional boundaries, be accountable for their actions, and plan for their future.
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Jun 172016

McGraw-Hill Nurses Drug Handbook, Seventh Edition (McGraw-Hill’s Nurses Drug Handbook)

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By (author): Patricia Schull

Best Value on the Market!

The drug guide nurses count on to safely administer more than 4,000 drugs

McGraw-Hill Nurse’s Drug Handbook, Seventh Edition provides everything nurses must know to protect themselves and their patients when administering drugs. The Handbook delivers the evidence base needed to administer more than 3,000 brandname and 1,000 generic drugs–along with important administration and monitoring instructions. The drug monographs are designed for easy understanding and quick access to essential facts.

For the safest, most effective drug administration possible, you’ll find:

  • Full monographs on 1,000+ drugs, including 29 new ones
  • NEW FDA black box warnings and adverse drug reactions
  • Special icons pointing out hazardous and high-alert drugs
  • Expanded 36-page safe drug administation insert
  • Guidance on drug interactions including foods, herbals, and behavior
  • NEW safety insert on sanctioned guidelines for timely administration of scheduled drugs and new appendix on current drug shortages

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Jun 142016

Understanding Medical-Surgical Nursing

By (author): Linda S. Williams MSN RN, Paula D. Hopper MSN RN CNE

Master the whys & hows of Medical-Surgical Nursing.

Here’s everything you need to know to care for adult medical-surgical patients and pass the NCLEX-PN®. Easy-to-understand guidance helps you confidently grasp the principles, concepts, and skills essential for practice.

Rely on the Study Guide for Understanding Medical-Surgical Nursing for even more practice! Each chapter corresponds to a chapter in the text. You’ll find critical-thinking exercises • matching and true/false tests • word scrambles • crosswords puzzles • vocabulary review exercises • and NCLEX-PN® style questions that will prepare you for classroom and professional success.

Click here for a preview of the text and resources.

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Jun 132016

Vital Notes for Nurses: Accountability

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By (author): Helen Caulfield

Vital Notes on Accountability is a concise, accessible guide which provides students and newly qualified staff with an understanding of key issues in professional practice. Nurses are accountable for their own practice and require a thorough understanding of their core responsibilities which underpin everyday practice in the health service today.

This introductory text in the ‘Vital Notes for Nurses’ series sets out a framework for accountability which consists of four ‘pillars’ – legal, ethical, employment and professional accountability – against which clinical issues can be considered.

* Presents legal, ethical, employment and professional issues in an accessible way
* Explores accountability, professional regulation, sources of funding and treatment in the health service
* Examines complaints, human rights, negligence, consent, and confidentiality
* Explores further applications in accountability
* Each chapter includes learning objectives, scenarios and case studies

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Jun 132016

Nurse’s Pocket Guide: Diagnoses, Prioritized Interventions and Rationales

By (author): Marilynn E. Doenges APRN BC-retired, Mary Frances Moorhouse RN MSN CRRN, Alice C. Murr BSN RN-retired

Updated with NANDA-I 2012-2014 Diagnoses

This pocket-sized, quick-reference tool has what you need to select the appropriate diagnosis to plan your patient’s care effectively. The 13th Edition features all the latest nursing diagnoses and updated interventions. There’s also a laminated “pocket minder” quick reference bookmark to make diagnosis even easier.

Plus, Davis’s Nursing Diagnosis and Care Planning Resource Center online features a searchable database with 800 diagnoses, plus a wealth of clinical tools and valuable information for care planning and nursing diagnosis.

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