Oct 042015

Lippincott's Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Plans

By (author): Judith M. Schultz MS RN, Sheila L. Videbeck PhD RN
An outstanding resource for students and practicing nurses, the Ninth Edition of Lippincott’s Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Plans contains 52 nursing care plans that address the most commonly encountered behaviors in psychiatric–mental health nursing. An excellent tool to introduce students to clinical psychiatric experience, the Manual demonstrates use of the nursing process in psychiatric nursing and gives suggestions for specific interventions—with rationale—to address particular behaviors, giving the student a sound basis on which to build clinical skills. Covering a range of problems and a variety of approaches, the care plans are meant to be adapted and individualized in planning nursing care for each client. The Ninth Edition has been thoroughly updated and includes new information on complementary and alternative medicine and using the internet; as well as new or expanded appendices on psychopharmacology; side effects of medications and related nursing interventions; and schizoid, histrionic, narcissistic, and avoidant personality disorders.

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Sep 162015

Venepuncture and Cannulation

Venepuncture and cannulation are the most commonly performed invasive procedures in the UK, and are everyday procedures in health care practice. Venepuncture and Cannulation is a practical guide to these procedures. It assumes no prior knowledge and equips nurses and other health professionals with the clinical skills and knowledge they need in order to confidently perform venepuncture and cannulation in both hospital and community settings. * Explores relevant anatomy and physiology * Covers education and training, as well as legal and ethical issues * Considers potential complications, and patient perspectives * Provides guidance on the selection of the appropriate vein and equipment, and common blood tests
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Aug 102015

Lippincott's Drugs to Know for the NCLEX-RN

By (author): Lippincott
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)

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

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

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)

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

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

Features: Used Book in Good Condition By (author): Sass Elisha
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

Pharmacology Case Studies for Nurse Prescribers

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