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Children’s Nursing Placements: Pocket Guides for Student Nurses

by Valerie Denieul (Author), Julia Robinson (Author)

Children’s nursing placements can be daunting – you ll be working in a variety of settings and caring for a range of children and their families when they are at their most vulnerable. You will have new colleagues to work with, and newly learned nursing theory to put into practice. This pocket guide is designed to make your placements much more enjoyable and less stressful.
From absence policy to paediatric early warning scores, via faeces, it’s full of practical detail, hints and tips.
Written by experienced lecturers with top tips provided by current nursing students – this guidance is really produced with you in mind.
Pocket-sized format – carry it with you at all times.
Space to make your own notes – be it uniform policy, new terminology, or just the names of your new colleagues!
Reduce your stress and make the most of your placement by having this book to hand from the start.

Before we start
Top tips from Children’s Nursing students
Getting there
Preparing for placement; Uniform; Absence from placement; The NMC Code; Family-centred care; Consent, competence and confidentiality
Settling there
Induction and first day; Working with your practice supervisor (mentor); Common documentation; Communicating with your colleagues; Communicating with children, young people and families
Being there
Personal safety; Fundamental skills; Paediatric Basic Life Support and choking; Common medical emergencies; Pain and pain assessment; Common medication groups for children’s nursing
Moving on from there
Reflection; FAQs; Common terminology in children’s nursing; Useful websites



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The Biological Basis of Nursing: Mental Health

Written by an experienced nurse lecturer who also trained as a mental health nurse, this book explores the underlying biology associated with the pathology of mental health disorders and the related nervous system. Integrating related pharmacological and genetic knowledge, The Biological Basis of Nursing: Mental Health covers topics including: the physiology of neurotransmission and receptors the normal human brain hormones and mental health the biology of emotions, stress, anxiety and phobic states the biology of substance abuse developmental disorders genetics and mental health affective disorders: depression and suicide schizophrenia the ageing brain and dementia degenerative diseases of the brain epilepsy and sleep disorders. Relevant to nurses at all stages of their training, this is an essential text for mental health nursing students, practitioners and educators.
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Affective Teaching in Nursing: Connecting to Feelings, Values, and Inner Awareness

Although nursing education today offers copious amounts of information geared to test preparation, it does not adequately harness the emotional intelligence of individual studentsóa quality that can greatly enrich the nursing profession. This expert resource for understanding the importance of affective teachingówhat it is and how to incorporate it into the classroomóprovides a plentiful array of affective teaching pedagogy and references.

Drawing from the emotional and social intelligence movement, the text offers both new and traditional insights into the importance of linking intellectual and emotional intelligence in knowledge acquisition. It provides helpful strategies for nurse educators to enrich their teaching with affective teaching strategies, methods, and skills in the classroom, and describes successful models for creating an affective teaching infrastructure that will endure.

Designed for use in master’s and doctoral programs in nursing and health care education, the book espouses a paradigm that is embraced by leaders in education and major institutions. It discusses the major themes of entrenched, traditional teaching methods, and contrasts them with the theory, research, and practice underlying affective teaching in nursing.

The book follows the history of affective teaching from its inception in Bloom’s Taxonomy to the present day. It addresses teaching infrastructure needs, affective teaching models, tools for measuring the results of affective teaching, the use of affective teaching in distance learning and at conferences, and international perspectives. The text also identifies the risks and advantages of affective teaching, and how they have been addressed by a variety of nursing educators and encourages reflective practices that help students gain inner awareness. It will be a valuable addition to the teaching arsenal of nurse educators who wish to go beyond the objective domain of teaching to explore the enriching possibilities of subjective knowing.
Key Features:

– Provides the most authoritative information available on affective teaching in nursing
– Supports NLN’s and AACN’s nurse educator competencies to achieve desired outcomes in the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor areas of learning
– Clarifies affective pedagogy, how to discuss it, and what it implies for teaching success
– Addresses philosophy, taxonomy, teaching infrastructure needs, affective teaching models, and assessment tools
– Covers the use of affective pedagogy with distance learning and at conferences



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Essentials of Pediatric Nursing

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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Care Planning and Delivery in Intellectual Disability Nursing

Care planning and delivery form an essential part of everyday practice for all intellectual disability nurses. Care Planning and Delivery in Intellectual Disability Nursing explores how nurses can enable people with intellectual disabilities to obtain good quality care, encouraging them to use the best possible guidance to plan their professional care and to reflect on their practice.The first section of Care Planning and Delivery in Intellectual Disability Nursing explores care planning, care pathways, person-centred care planning, life planning, legal and ethical implications of care planning and risk assessment. The second section explores care planning for people with profound and/or complex needs, care planning for good health, and care planning and delivery in more specialist settings including forensic, mental health, palliative care, community nursing and residential settings.
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Fundamentals of Nursing Models, Theories and Practice, with Wiley E-Text

A concise, accessible introduction to the development, application and evaluation of nursing theories, this new edition of Fundamentals of Nursing Models, Theories & Practice provides a thorough overview of the body of knowledge on the topic, and a clear outline of their relevance to everyday nursing practice. Linking the development of theory to practice, this full-updated text features learning outcomes, key concept summaries and reflective exercises to aid the study of this key element of all modern nursing courses.

Special Features

– Clearly examines the relationship between nursing theory, clinical practice and nursing roles

– Accessible and user-friendly with a range of features to help study, including key concepts, learning objectives and reflective exercises

– Useful for all pre-registration nursing students, as well as newly qualified nurses

– Accompanied by an online resource centre featuring case studies, multiple choice questions, exercises and activities



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Fast Facts for the Neonatal Nurse: A Nursing Orientation and Care Guide in a Nutshell

This convenient and easy-to-use orientation reference and care guide provides new neonatal nurses and their preceptors with the core information they need to provide all aspects of safe, effective, holistic care to newborn infants and their families. Addressing the needs of both low-risk and high-risk infants, the guide presents specific, evidence-based interventions in consistently formatted chapters. A special “orientation guide” is featured in each chapter to acquaint the new neonatal nurse with essential information on procedures, policies, equipment, medications, and evidence-based protocols.

Content is divided into key topic areas including physiological adaptations to birth, newborn assessment and basic newborn care, newborn nutrition, common and high-risk neonatal conditions, special topics, and information based on a family-centered care model that addresses parent assessments, needs, and discharge instructions. Features such as Fast Facts in a Nutshell and tables with easy-to-read lab values and data reinforce information. Chapter objectives highlight procedures and policies to know as well as needed equipment, supplies, medications, and evidence-based protocols. Appendices include skills checklist, commonly used medications, abbreviations, and lab values. Pocket-sized and providing essential information at a glance, Fast Facts for the Neonatal Nurse is a useful guide to ensuring the highest quality of care for newborn infants and their families.

Key Features:

– Provides essential information for new neonatal nurses and their preceptors in concise, consistent, easy-to-use format

– Encompasses all aspects of effective, evidence-based, holistic care in all practice settings

– Includes a special “orientation guide” and “Fast Facts in a Nutshell” in each chapter

– Offers practice-relevant information for quick retrieval

– Highlights Health Promotion and Discharge Teaching



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Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: Concepts of Care in Evidence-based Practice

New DSM-5 Content! Whether it’s an entire course on psychiatric nursing or integrating these principles into an existing course, this is the text that’s concise, engaging, and informative. It offers an evidence-based, holistic approach to mental health nursing – in a streamlined format that explores nursing diagnoses for both physiological and psychological disorders. It’s the psychiatric nursing text that students actually read, understand, and use. Completely revised, the 6th Edition reflects all of the new knowledge in the field and the practice of mental health nursing today, including DSM-5, NANDA-I 2012-2014, and QSEN. It features: taxonomy and diagnostic criteria from the DSM-5 as well as internet references for each DSM-5 diagnosis; Quality Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) activities with guidelines for attaining the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to fulfill the initiative’s core competencies; the unique continuity and clarity of the voice of a single author; and, emphasis on holistic nursing to emphasize the physical, spiritual, and cultural aspects of psychiatric/mental health nursing. EXPANDED! Six new interactive scenarios online at DavisPlus…Schizophrenia, Anorexia, Bulimia, PTSD, OCD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder. New: chapter on Military Families; six “Communication Exercises” boxes with clinical scenarios to practice communication skills with clients; a list of movies at the end of most diagnostic chapters, reinforcing what is discussed in the textbook and demonstrating conditions and behaviors students may not encounter in clinical; and, chapter on “The Recovery Model” in the Interventions unit and additional content on the Recovery Model in chapters on Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder. UPDATED! All nursing diagnoses current with the NANDA-I 2012 -2014 Nursing Diagnoses Definitions and Classifications.



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Pediatric Nursing: Content Review PLUS Practice Questions

– Comprehensive coverage of the pediatric nursing concepts needed to succeed in class and confidently prepare for the NCLEX-RN.

– 600 NCLEX-RN-style questions in all…

– 450 questions in the text, including a 75-question comprehensive exam.

– All 450 questions from the text + 150 unique questions online at DavisPlus—a Plus code in the front of each new book unlocks DavisPlus instructor and student resources. (Access can also be purchased at DavisPlus.com.)

– All questions written at application or analysis level, reflecting standard multiple choice and alternate formats.

– Answers with rationales for every question explaining why each answer is correct or incorrect.

– Key questions on interpretation of laboratory values, prioritization of nursing care, client safety, and medication administration.

– “Pulling It All Together,” a case study at the end of each chapter that shows you how to apply critical thinking and the nursing process to various clinical situations.

– “NCLEX Alert” icons highlighting “must-know” information.

– An easy-to-reference bulleted, two-column format with full-color tables and illustrations.

– Alternate-format questions, including multiple response, fill-in-the-blank, prioritization, chart/exhibit, and graphic questions.

– List of vocabulary with definitions at the beginning of each chapter.

– Review questions at the end of each chapter.



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Building and Managing a Career in Nursing: Strategies For Advancing Your Career

This unique new book offers a comprehensive exploration of career management for nurses. The book covers the lifespan of a career in nursing-from discovering and developing a career to changing and reclaiming a career. The author and expert contributors explore each of these stages from theoretical and practical perspectives, with research-based tools and strategies, and real-life examples throughout illustrating how nurses have successfully managed their careers. A separate unit on reclaiming one’s career includes three unique chapters on the stalled career, the impaired career, and overcoming damage and building new credibility. The final two chapters address the importance of building support networks and mentoring. There are also discussions on inquiry letters, resumes, CVs and how to complete a successful interview, with examples of each. Whether you are thinking about a career in nursing, changing careers within nursing, or leaving nursing, this book will be a valuable resource to help you make better, more informed decisions in your career development. A joint publication of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International and NurseWeek Publishing, Inc.



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