ACLS Review Made Incredibly Easy!? gives you the confidence you need to pass the ACLS certification exam as well as the knowledge and skills needed to perform advanced cardiac life support.? Packed with easy-to-remember definitions and step-by-step directions on the latest treatment algorithms, this enjoyable review text tackles required ACLS course and exam content. It is also the perfect on-the-spot clinical reference-for nurses, students, and all healthcare professionals. Be expertly guided through the latest ACLS training and exam preparation with: - NEW and updated content in quick-read, bulleted format, based on current American Heart Association guidelines - NEW and updated cardiovascular pharmacology content - NEW and updated interventions - Explains ACLS course and exam components and requirements - Proven study strategies, end-of-chapter quick quizzes, and an end-of-book practice test - Explanations of complex concepts - easy-to-retain guidance on how to recognize and treat cardiac arrhythmias, including: - Classifications of interventions, including basic life support skills, adult cardiac arrest algorithm, and defibrillation - Step-by-step how-tos for current treatment algorithms - Managing specific rhythms - hypovolemia, hypoxia, acidosis, hypothermia, cardiac tamponade, tension pneumothorax, pulmonary coronary thrombosis, and more - Dozens of colorful diagrams and illustrations outline the core concepts and skills needed for ACLS certification, including: - CPR - when and how to use it - Devices and procedures skills - safe ventilation techniques, including endotracheal intubation and supraglottic devices, as well as defibrillators, pacemakers, and more - Early management - managing the first 30 minutes of cardiac emergencies - Emergency conditions - which cardiac rhythms may require ACLS treatment - IV and invasive techniques - such as peripheral and central IV line insertion - Pharmacology - knowing the action, indication, dosages, and precautions for the major drugs used during ACLS - Special features that include: - Just the facts - quick summary of each chapter?s content - "Nurse Joy" and "Nurse Jake" -expert insights on interventions and problem-solving - Quick quiz - multiple-choice questions after each chapter to help you retain knowledge - Now I get it! - real-life patient scenarios illustrating correct ACLS interventions - What to look for - tips on identifying and interpreting arrhythmias. About the Clinical Editor Kate Stout, RN, MSN, is a Critical Care Charge RN at Southern Hills Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Because principles of nursing process are the building blocks for all care models, the nursing process is the first model nurses need to learn to ?think like a nurse.? This trusted resource provides the practical guidance needed to understand and apply each phase of the nursing process, with an increased emphasis on developing both critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills. With an easy-to-follow and engaging writing style, the author provides strategies, tools, and abundant examples to help nurses develop the skills they need to thrive in today?s complex health care setting.
Highly readable and rich with engaging case studies and learning tools, Brunner & Suddarths Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, 14th Edition delivers the complete nursing foundation students need in a format designed for the way they like to learn. Approachable text is accompanied by callouts, questions, and vignettes to help students explore essential patient care practices in real-world terms and gain a more practical understanding of how they apply what they have learned in practice. Trusted by instructors, students, and practicing nurses for more than 50 years, the 14th edition of this landmark resource has been comprehensively updated to reflect the latest research and practices and keep pace with the transition from critical care to home care, ethics, and genetics. Complete integration with Lippincott CoursePoint allows you to easily map out your entire course, provide personalized student remediation, and simulate real-world nursing scenarios based directly on vignettes in the text, giving your students unparalleled preparation for success in the medical-surgical nursing workforce.? Key Features in the 14th Edition: -NEW! New chapter on assessment and management of patients with obesity including expanded content on gastric and duodenal disorders. -NEW! Interdisciplinary feature in every chapter. Nursing students should be educated in an environment that provides such interdisciplinary educational experiences based on mutual understanding and respect and designed to enhance the practice of each discipline. -EXPANDED! Immunodeficiency chapter includes updated HIV infection and AIDS content. -UPDATED! The following units have been revised Immunologic Function, Digestive and Gastrointestinal Function, and Metabolic and Endocrine Function. -Concept Mastery Alerts clarify difficult concepts, informed by data from Misconception Alert questions in PrepU for?Brunner & Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing,?12e. -Quality and Safety Nursing Alerts build upon previous editions Nursing Alerts to highlight issues related to quality and safety nursing care. -UPDATED! The unit openers include new?Case Studies with QSEN Competency Focus to highlight a competency and related knowledge, skills, and attitudes. ?Additional information for these case studies related to NANDA-I, NIC, NOC and the nursing process is available online. -Prioritization Questions have been added to the Critical Thinking Exercises. -Genetics Charts and Ethical Dilemma Charts have been revised to reflect the latest advances in the field. -Critical care information has been updated to further the authors goal to have the most up-to-date and clinically relevant content on critical care throughout the book. -The Table of Contents has been reorganized for a more logical sequence and flow. -Nursing Process sections, Plans of Nursing Care, and Critical Care sections -More than 2,900 NCLEX-style review questions -Assessment Charts, Risk Factor Charts, Guidelines Charts, Genetics in Nursing Practice Charts, Patient Education Charts, Health Promotion Charts, Ethics and Related Issues Charts, and Pharmacology Charts and tables. -Gerontologic Considerations sections, Physiology/Pathophysiology figures, and updated Home Care Checklists -Nursing Research Profiles and EBP questions help students learn the importance of evidence-based practice. -Concepts in Action Animations bring anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology concepts to life. Key Revisions -NEW! New chapter on assessment and management of patients with obesity including expanded content on gastric and duodenal disorders. -NEW! Interdisciplinary feature in every chapter. Nursing students should be educated in an environment that provides such interdisciplinary educational experiences based on mutual understanding and respect and designed to enhance the practice of each discipline. -EXPANDED! Immunodeficiency chapter includes updated HIV infection and AIDS content. -UPDATED! The following units have been revised Immunologic Function, Digestive and Gastrointestinal Function, and Metabolic and Endocrine Function. -UPDATED! The unit openers include new?Case Studies with QSEN Competency Focus to highlight a competency and related knowledge, skills, and attitudes. ?Additional information for these case studies related to NANDA-I, NIC, NOC and the nursing process is available online. -UPDATED! Home Care Checklists
Thoroughly updated for its Third Edition, this portable handbook shows nurses in all practice settings exactly what to document in any situation. Nearly 300 alphabetically organized entries cover diseases, emergencies, procedures, legal and ethical problems, and difficult situations involving patients, families, and other health care professionals. Legal Casebook sidebars provide real-world examples of court cases. AccuChart sample forms show how to accurately complete various forms. This edition includes new, difficult, and timely charting situations such as moderate sedation, medication reconciliation, infant identification, faxing medical records, and requests by families for medical advice. Other highlights include expanded information on the electronic medical record, current Joint Commission guidelines on abbreviation use, and the newest NANDA nursing diagnoses.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Skill Checklists for Taylor?s Clinical Nursing Skills helps you practice and record the mastery of every step of each skill found in Taylor's Clinical Nursing Skills: A Nursing Process Approach,?Fifth Edition. ?It serves as a valuable self-assessment tool for students as well as a convenient tool for faculty to record student performance.
Clear, readable, and student-friendly, Essentials of Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States, 4/e delivers ?need to know? disease content, along with the essential foundation in science that nursing, physician assistant, pharmacology, advanced health science, and medical students need to succeed in their future careers. Approaching the topic as an exploration of pathophysiology, the book relates normal body functioning to the physiologic changes that occur as a result of disease and provides concise yet complete coverage of how the body works. The Fourth Edition builds on the book?s extremely successful art program and the ?Understanding? feature and incorporates summary concept boxes after each section. In addition, an expanded, robust, and flexible suite of supplements, including a Study Guide, over 40 advanced 3-D narrated animations, prepU, and Lippincott?s CoursePoint, provide students with all the tools they need to succeed.
Focus on Adult Health: Medical-SurgicalNursing 2E separates the wheat from the chaff by drilling down to the essential content that students need to know. This book provides the foundation of medical-surgical nursing with core content, values, and skills. Focus on Adult Health: Medical-SurgicalNursing 2E is not designed to answer every question related to internal medical and surgical care. Instead the intentional design of the book is to give depth and breadth to the essentials. Written by nurses active in clinical practice and education, these expert clinicians know what qualifies as "need-to-know" content. This book includes rigorously researched current references and innovative technologies in the treatment of diabetes and kidney disease with new monitors and dialysis options. This text focuses on teaching students adult health content with a true clinical focus and includes all of the necessary information beginning nurses need to know for safe and effective practice in a medical-surgical setting. Clear, concise language, specially designed features, and a comprehensive learning package all work together to improve and support student comprehension and application. Key Features in 2E: -GUIDELINES FOR NURSING CARE provide steps and rationales for important procedures. -Updated! Focused Assessment boxes summarize important assessment criteria and significant findings related to a particular disorder. -Updated! Risk Factors provide a bulleted list of risk factors for a particular disorder, drawing attention to factors that can impair health -Updated! Patient Education summarizes patient teaching, home care, and discharge planning. Health Promotion reviews important points the nurse should discuss with the patient to prevent common health problems from developing. -Expanded! Gerontologic Considerations highlight information that pertains specifically to the care of older adults who comprise the fastest-growing segment of our population. -Updated! Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests tables list common lab tests for particular disorders along with normal values, critical values, and nursing implications. -Updated! Nursing Research: Bridging the Gap to Evidence-Based Practice demonstrates the nursing implications of important research. -Expanded! Focus on Pathophysiology highlights and describes important pathophysiologic processes. -Nutrition Alert highlights nutritional considerations for particular disorders. -Expanded! Nursing Alerts offer brief tips or highlight red-flag warnings for clinical practice. -Updated! Drug Alerts highlight key nursing considerations and drug safety information. -New! Concept Mastery Alerts clarify difficult concepts, informed by data from Misconception Alert questions in prepU for Focus on Adult Health: Medical-Surgical Nursing 2E. -Critical care information has been updated to further the authors' goal to have the most up-to-date and clinically relevant content on critical care throughout the book.
This trusted text helps LPN/LVN students develop the understanding and clinical skills necessary for effective practice in today?s challenging health care environments. Fundamental Nursing Skills and Concepts, 11th Edition, continues the tradition of excellent coverage of basic nursing theory and clinical skills that have long made this text a leading resource for LPN/LVN students at the start of their studies. Students using this text will learn theoretical nursing concepts, step-by-step skills and procedures, and clinical applications, all while applying philosophical concepts focusing on the human experience such as caring as the essence of nursing, supportive health care provider networks, and accountability for actions and clinical decisions. Filled with engaging learning tools that promote critical thinking, this new edition has been fully updated to reflect current medical and nursing practice with visually enticing photos and illustrations that bring the information to life and reinforce learning. Highlights of the 11th Edition include: - Coverage of new educational trends such as QSEN competencies and the SBAR technique for standardized communication. - Updated NANDA diagnoses and definitions in Nursing Implications and Nursing Care Plans reflect the latest NANDA-I publication, Nursing Diagnoses 2015-2017. - A continuing focus on the Nursing Process that covers concepts and paradigms in Chapter 2 with each skill chapter including the most recent applicable Nursing Diagnoses. - Nursing Care Plans that help students identify with "real people" and their individualized care. - Skills clustered at the end of each chapter that comply with Standard Precautions and infection control guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. - Nursing Guidelines that show students how to perform various types of nursing care or offer suggestions for managing client care problems. - Client and Family Teaching boxes that highlight essential education points nurses can communicate to clients and their families. - Chapter-ending Critical Thinking Exercises that use clinical situations or rhetorical questions to give students an opportunity to apply the material. - NCLEX-PN Style Questions that help students apply what they?ve learned to items that reflect the formats within the 2016 NCLEX-PN Test plan. This leading content is also incorporated into Lippincott CoursePoint, a dynamic learning solution that integrates this book?s curriculum, adaptive learning tools, real-time data reporting, and the latest evidence-based practice content together into one powerful student learning solution. Lippincott CoursePoint improves the nursing students? critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills to prepare them for practice. Learn more at www.NursingEducationSuccess.com/CoursePoint.
Fundamentals of Nursing: Human Health and Function gives students the knowledge, tools, and problem-solving skills they need to tackle real-life challenges in today?s fast-paced clinical settings. In addition to focusing on basics such as how to promote health, differentiate between normal function and dysfunction, use scientific rationales, and follow the approved nursing process, this practical book goes a step further by providing something just as valuable: an understanding of patient safety, communication, and critical thinking, all of which successful nurses must demonstrate. Features: - A timely new chapter?Chapter 4, The Nurse's Role in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety?responds to multiple imperatives in today's health care, helping students understand systems that promote exceptional care in a complex environment. - Case scenarios that open each chapter show nurses thinking holistically and reflecting on critical thinking questions. - All-new, richly illustrated concept maps, ideal for visual learners, apply the nursing process and critical thinking to the chapter-opening case scenarios. - PICO (patient/problem, intervention, comparison, outcome) displays illustrate examples of a structured, evidence-based way to find answers to clinical questions related to the chapter-opening case scenarios. - Concept Mastery Alerts improve students? understanding of potentially confusing topics, as identified by Misconception Alerts in Lippincott?s Adaptive Learning Powered by prepU. - Apply Your Critical Thinkingfeatures guide students to explore concepts and situations more deeply. Answers in Appendix B allow students to check their thinking. - Patient Care Plans and Procedures sections (including some newly added procedures) help students transition from the classroom to nursing practice. - NCLEX-style Review Questions prepare students for success on the NCLEX exam. - A robust ancillary package is provided for instructors and students.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Proven, approachable, and part of a complete nursing fundamentals solution, Fundamentals of Nursing: The Art and Science of Patient-Centered Care, 9th Edition, instills an exceptional foundation for clinical confidence and effective patient-centered care. This bestselling fundamentals solution is easy to read and rich with student-friendly features that help students develop the knowledge and clinical skills to succeed in their nursing education. Trusted content not only details the basics of nursing-health promotion, the use of scientific rationales, and the approved nursing process-but also builds essential patient safety, communication, and critical thinking capabilities. This edition adds new features that encourage reflection, highlight QSEN-related content, and familiarize students with emerging technology they will likely encounter in practice. A new informatics chapter prepares students for their important role working with emerging health information technology and managing patient data. Case-based clinical scenarios put chapter concepts in a realistic context, and content throughout integrates seamlessly with a suite of teaching and learning tools to bring the entire nursing continuum to life and equip students to excel throughout their nursing careers. Features -New! Reflective Practice Leading to Personal Learning callouts cultivate a person-centered approach to nursing care. -New! Clinical vignettes personalize the clinical application of concepts and integrate with vSim for Nursing for patient-specific reinforcement of commonly encountered scenarios and conditions. -New! Technology Alerts familiarize students with emerging devices and software they'll likely encounter in the clinical setting. -New! Informatics chapter reflects the increasingly important role of data and information technology in patient care. -New! QSEN boxes in every chapter help students ensure compliance with Quality and Safety Education for Nurses competencies. -NEW! Legal Alerts help students ensure compliance with important laws and considerations related to clinical practice. -New! Watch & Learn Videos clarify key concepts and procedures in engaging detail. -Revised! Illustrated Concept Maps engage visual learners, simplify complex topics, and strengthen students' clinical reasoning skills. -Case scenarios in each chapter encourage holistic patient care and reflection on critical thinking questions. -PICO (patient/problem, intervention, comparison, outcome) displays guide students through a structured, evidence-based approach to answering clinical questions. -Concept Mastery Alerts improve students' understanding of potentially confusing topics. -Apply Your Critical Thinking features challenge students to think deeply on key concepts. -Patient Care Plans and Skills sections outline streamline students' transition from the classroom to clinical practice. -NCLEX-style Review Questions ready students for the NCLEX exam experience.
Fundamentals of Nursing and Midwifery is an introductory-level textbook designed specifically to meet the needs of undergraduate Australian and New Zealand nursing students. This comprehensive resource provides a detailed overview of key information with person-centered care highlighted throughout to provide a focus on the individualistic, interactive, and holistic nature of nursing and midwifery care. The approach introduces students to the why as well as the how by focusing not only on the patients physical healthcare needs, but also on the intellectual, emotional, sociocultural, and spiritual aspects of care. In this way, students learn to be holistic care givers while acquiring the foundational knowledge, procedures, and skills required for registration and successful nursing practice. The thoroughly revised and updated third edition includes progressive case studies, updated content on nursing informatics and IELTS (the International English Language Testing System), expanded coverage of mental health and mental illness, discussion on the ISBAR handover tool as a format for structured handover communication, and in-text references to the companion publication, Checklists for Clinical Nursing Skills, by Sparkes, Bassett, and Jacob. Key Features Include: -A?holistic person-centred approach to care that provides a framework that encourages the reader to maintain a central focus on the person as the recipient of care -Clearly outlined?key clinical skills with procedures explained step by step including full-colour photographs -Reflective practice and clinical reasoning introduced and explained within the framework of the Thoughtful Practice model -Short clinical scenarios, and critical thinking questions that encourage the reader to stop, reflect and analyse the text discussion -Australian and New Zealand cultural and legislative references -Information on Nursing Informatics that helps prepare students for the modern care environment thePoint online resources for students and instructors -NEW! Content mapped to new registered nurse standards -A wide array of resources for students and instructors, including Watch and Learn videos, Practice and Learn videos, Concepts in Action animations, quizzes, discussion topics and answers, journal articles and PowerPoint presentations -prepU for Fundamentals of Nursing and Midwifery, Third Edition, is an online adaptive quizzing engine that helps students to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses and enables instructors to assess student and class progress
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. A classic nursing reference, the fully updated Lippincott Manual for Nursing Practice, 11th Edition, offers expert nursing knowledge and much-needed practical guidance on patient care. Authoritative yet easy to follow, this comprehensive text guides you through the nursing concepts and skills particularly vital for medical-surgical assessment, care, and treatment. Essential for both in-the-classroom and on-the-unit guidance, this is the expertise that all students, new nurses, and medical-surgical nurses need to grasp essential nursing concepts, care management, and procedures. Discover the insights and data that every nurse needs: - NEW and updated features - Nursing, Gerontologic, Drug, and Transitional Care Alerts, evidence-based references, diagnostic methods, and drug treatment throughout the book - Easy-to-read, well-illustrated outline format - practical, pertinent, and comprehensive content for the busy nurse, including: - Patient education - essential self-care, prevention, and health promotion information - Nursing assessments - important signs and symptoms and other clinical data to be on the alert for in all types of conditions - Body system terminology - how anatomy and physiology are affected by disease in each body system - Equipment use - utilizing technology for patient monitoring and therapy - Nursing process and practice - systematic use of the nursing process for assessment, planning, and intervention - Emergency nursing - emergent conditions - Psychiatric Nursing - mental health problems - Medical-surgical nursing - adult physical assessment, IV therapy, perioperative nursing, cancer nursing, and care of the older or disabled adult - Patient care by body system - functions, problems, disorders, and therapies described for the respiratory, cardiovascular, neurologic and sensory, gastrointestinal, renal, genitourinary, reproductive, metabolic, endocrine, hematologic, immunologic, musculoskeletal, and integumentary systems - Maternity and neonatal nursing - maternal and fetal health, nursing management during labor and delivery, care of mother and neonate in postpartum period, and complications of childbearing - Pediatric nursing - pediatric growth and development, physical assessment, primary care, treatment of pediatric disorders of all body systems, and developmental disabilities - eBook that includes step-by-step procedure guidelines - guidance on more than 150 procedures, with rationales and direction on what to do next and why Your book purchase includes a complimentary download of the enhanced eBook for iOS, Android, PC, and Mac. Take advantage of these practical features that will improve your eBook experience: - The ability to download the eBook on multiple devices at one time-providing a seamless reading experience online or offline - Easily convert to audiobook, powering your content with natural language text-to-speech - Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that allow you to search within this book, or across your entire library of VitalSource eBooks About the Author Sandra M. Nettina, MSN, ANP-BC, is a Nurse Practitioner and founder and president of Prime Care House Calls, West Friendship, Maryland.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. This start-to-finish guide includes over 400 nursing procedures--from basic to advanced. Every entry lists equipment, details each step to perform right at the bedside, and provides rationales and cautions to ensure patient safety and positive outcomes. Organized alphabetically for fast, easy access, the 8th Edition of Lippincott Nursing Procedures addresses what the nurse needs to know and do to perform best-practice procedures concerning infection control, specimen collection, physical assessment, drug administration, IV therapy, and hemodynamic monitoring, as well as procedures related to body systems, such as chest tube insertion, peripheral nerve stimulation, and intra-abdominal pressure monitoring. Thoroughly updated, this edition also includes new evidence-based entries on synchronized cardioversion, gait belt use, intermittent infusion device flushing and locking, isolation garb use, nasal bridal insertion and removal, pneumatic antishock garment application and removal, self-medication administration practice, and weaning a patient from a ventilator. With clear, step-by-step guidelines and hundreds of sidebars, photos, illustrations, and eye-catching alerts (Nursing Alerts, Pediatric, Elder, Hospital-Acquired Condition Alerts), you'll find the level of detail required to provide optimal hands-on patient care. Packed with pre- and postprocedure nursing considerations, warnings about potential complications, troubleshooting tips, and other helpful advice, this go-to reference provides everything you need to do your job confidently and well, whether you are beginning your nursing career, learning a new skill, or brushing up on a familiar technique.
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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Be inspired by the timeless insights of the woman who created the foundations of modern nursing, with Florence Nightingale's Notes On Nursing, the 160th Anniversary Edition. Supported by essays from modern-day nurses, this still-relevant work offers concise, on-the-ground experience and breakthrough insights into the crucial elements of patient care. Each chapter brings to life Nightingale's determination to advance the healthcare system of her time, empowering modern nursing professionals, educators, and students of all levels to establish their own crucial findings and innovations. Power up your professional commitment by diving into Nightingale's bravery and groundbreaking vision: -Foundational findings and instruction on the importance of adequate room ventilation, management of the patient's environment, what it means to be in charge as a nurse, patient observation, nutrition, appropriate lighting, and cleanliness of beds and rooms -Seasoned guidance and reflections on Nightingale's writings from experienced nurses, nurse educators, and professional development practitioners, including: -The palliative care perspective -Advanced nursing practice and midwifery -The influence of the nurse on patient emotional state and overall well-being -Professional identity and inspiration -A tribute to Notes on Nursing -Preparing to be a nurse educator -Issues ranging from bedsores to global health care -Discusses illness as the result but not always the cause of disease-elucidates the nursing role in understanding both disease and health, and in educating patients and public on health education basics -Offers Nightingale's principles of health-her holistic viewpoint and understanding of how sickroom environment, patient mindset, and patient inner mental/emotional struggles affect health and recovery -Emphasizes the importance of assisting in patient well-being on all levels of health and well-being -Perfectly supports the current emphasis on research and evidence-based practice by using data to support arguments for offering compassionate, quality care-illuminates all levels of nursing practice, education, and research
Nursing Care Plans: Transitional Patient & Family Centered Care teaches students to create nursing care plans and effectively document care while developing critical reasoning. This proven book focuses on the most important nursing plans, ensuring students learn what they need to know. It is easy-to-understand and contains practical tools to help prepare students for clinical practice. Students learn the importance of evidence-based practice through evidence-based rationales and guidelines. Nursing Care Plans is organized into three units. The book opens with an overview of 11 steps in care planning and walks the student nurse through each phase of the process, leaving students with a clear understanding of the importance of each step. Unit 1 focuses on the introduction to client and family centered care; Unit 2 covers individual nursing diagnoses and collaborative problems; and Unit 3 comprises care plans for medical conditions, patients experiencing surgical procedures, and patients undergoing diagnostic studies or therapeutic procedures. Unit 3 also includes specialty care plans including maternity, newborn, pediatrics, and mental health. Features: - Clinical Alerts are placed in the plans to advise the clinical or student nurse of a serious event that requires immediate action. - Clinical Alert Reports are a list of clinical observations or findings that are communicated to the novice or student nurses and/or medical assistants before they begin care that needs to be monitored for. Changes in status need to be reported in a timely and sometimes urgent fashion. - Carp?s Cues notes from the author to emphasize a certain principle of care. - STAR (stop, think, act, review) is an evidence-based model to help the nurse assess a situation prior to intervening and to evaluate the response after acting. - SBAR (situation, background, assessment, recommendation) is a framework for clearly, consistently, and succinctly communicating pertinent information among health care professionals. - Transition to Home/Community Care addresses the assessment of risk factors that increase the likelihood that transition will be delayed - or that problems may occur at home that can complicate recovery or cause readmission to the acute care agency. - Transitional Risk Assessment Plan (TRAP) certain factors in individual clients increase their risk for complications as falls, infections, and pressure ulcers. - Rationale evidence based rationales and guidelines included in interventions
Perform nursing procedures safely and accurately, with the freshly updated Nursing Procedures Made Incredibly Easy, Second Edition. Written in the popular, lighthearted Incredibly Easy style, this comprehensive guide offers expert, step-by-step direction on a broad range of fundamental and system-based nursing procedures. This enjoyable way to learn nursing?s best practices will help you stay up-to-date with the latest in technology, nursing standards, NCLEX preparation, and safe, quality care. * NEW and updated content offers: - crucial patient care methods - current nursing practice guidelines - directions for using the latest medical technology - directions for ensuring patient safety and providing quality care * Coverage of topics including: - Fundamental nursing procedures - Easy-to-follow algorithms for a patient?s entire hospital stay, from intake to discharge, including surgical care - Specimen collection - Clear directions on collecting blood, urine, and other specimens - Physical treatments - Techniques for heat and cold application, baths, support devices, wound care, drug administration, I.V. therapy, and more - System-based procedures - Directions on procedures for all body systems * Clear direction to meet the needs of your maternal, neonatal, and pediatric patients * Easy-to-follow format for each procedure - Quick-skim paragraphs and bulleted lists specify equipment, step-by-step instructions, and practice pointers * Nursing procedures guides such as comparing biological dressings and assessing pressure ulcers * Special features: - Just the facts - Outline of chapter content at start of every chapter - Write it down - Essential documentation points for each procedure - Ages and stages - Issues where patient?s age impacts a procedure - Handle with care - Patient care tips for elderly, pediatric, and bariatric patients - Memory joggers - Simple tricks for remembering complex concepts - Warning - Possible dangers, risks, complications, or contraindications associated with a particular procedure - Quick Quiz - Questions & Answers at the end of every chapter
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Know the how and why of common conditions?and diagnose them accurately?with the newly updated Pathophysiology Made Incredibly Visual, 3rd Edition. Fully illustrated in the popular Made Incredibly Visual style, this essential guide offers easy-to-follow explanations for the causes and mechanisms of numerous common disorders, listing symptoms and indications for each. Use this as the perfect study guide for the NCLEX? or certification exam, to support class materials, and to absorb the pathophysiology principles every nurse needs to know. Absorb the expert wisdom and insights of this invaluable guide . . . - Walks you through the development stages of numerous diseases and disorders, illustrating their cellular process, symptoms, and effects on tissue and organs - Explains cell parts and their functions, as well as cell division, adaptation, injury, and stress and disease - Hundreds of photos, illustrations, and diagrams explaining key concepts and providing clear direction on how to recognize common conditions - Supports accurate diagnosis and treatment - Common disorders for each major body system, such as: - Cardiovascular - Acute coronary syndromes, aortic aneurysms, cardiomyopathy - Respiratory - ARDS, asthma, chronic bronchitis, lung cancer - Neurologic - Alzheimer?s, cerebral aneurysm, migraine headaches - Gastrointestinal - Cholecystitis, cirrhosis, Crohn?s disease - Musculoskeletal - Carpal tunnel syndrome, herniated disk, osteoarthritis - Hematologic - Anemia, leukemia, sickle cell disease - Immune - AIDS, allergic rhinitis, rheumatoid arthritis - Endocrine - Adrenal hypofunction, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome - Renal - Acute renal failure, acute tubular necrosis, pyelonephritis - Integumentary - Acne, burns, pressure ulcers - Reproductive - Breast, cervical, ovarian, and prostate cancer - Special chapter features: - Vision Quest - End-of-chapter quizzes in the form of puzzles, riddles, and multiple-choice questions, to help you retain vital information - Risky business - Risk factors to be aware of while treating each condition - How it happens - The physiological process that creates a particular condition - What to look for - A list of symptoms for each condition - Age-old story - Discusses how a condition develops and presents, according to the patient?s age - Memory board - Visual tricks that help you remember vital concepts and key treatments
PrepU for Hill's Fundamentals of Nursing and Midwifery, 3rd edition uses a formative and individualised approach to help students master their nursing fundamentals course. The adaptive quizzing engine provides students with personalised quizzes that help each student learn based on demonstrated mastery, while giving instructors a window into students and class-wide misconceptions, strengths, and weaknesses. The new edition has been fully updated in conjunction with the main text. Users will find thousands of questions written at the Application and Analysis levels and hundreds of alternate-format items.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Now enhanced by a modern, colorful design, Professional Issues in Nursing: Challenges & Opportunities 5th Edition features the current and relevant issues facing professional nurses today. Author Dr. Carol Huston and her contributors offer students the opportunity to become aware of issues impacting the healthcare environment from premier experts on the issues covered. Students critically analyze the issues and form their own assessments about the state of nursing and their role as a professional nurse. Our pedagogical features, especially our Discussion Points and Consider This boxes, allow students to join the professional dialogue. Because nursing practice is ever-changing, the text will be heavily revised to represent the latest literature and references on topics. New or updated content has been added throughout the book to reflect cutting-edge trends in health care and nursing education. A new chapter on Health Care Reform in a New Administration will be included in the 5th Edition, which will cover the changes in healthcare delivery and health finance that emerge with the new Trump administration. A chapter that addresses the ethical issues associated with emerging technologies in health care will be added to this edition. Our chapter on Workplace Violence will be broadened to discuss Healthy Workplace Environments and Civility. This edition will feature a NEW! full color design with additional photographs and drawings to reinforce learning for visual learners or students who digest information more easily when it is accompanied by visual aids. Further, instructors will receive an ENHANCED! test bank to assess students' knowledge of the material. Each chapter will begin with Learning Objectives and an overview of the professional issue being discussed. Multiple perspectives on each issue are then identified in an effort to reflect the diversity of thought found in the literature as well as espoused by experts in the field and varied professional nursing and health care organizations. Discussion Points encourage readers to pause and reflect on specific questions. These questions can be completed by students independently or used as group work in class.The "Consider This" features also encourage active learning, critical thinking, and values clarification by the users. In addition, at least one research study is profiled in every chapter in "Research Study Fuels the Controversy," an effort to promote evidence-based analysis of the issue. Each chapter concludes with Conclusions about the issues discussed, questions for additional discussion, and a comprehensive and current reference list. Each chapter also includes multiple displays, boxes, and tables to allow for a good reading experience and to help the user visualize important concepts.
A comprehensive study aid for reviewing key concepts, Study Guide for Porth?s Essentials of Pathophysiology, 4th edition, has been thoroughly revised and presents a variety of exercises, including case studies and practice NCLEX-style questions, to reinforce textbook content and enhance learning.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Study Guide to Accompany Fundamentals of Nursing: The Art and Science of Person-Centered Nursing Care, 9th Edition By Marilee LeBon Created in conjunction with Fundamentals of Nursing: The Art and Science of Patient-Centered Care, 9th Edition, this valuable Study Guide helps students review and apply important concepts to prepare for exams-and their nursing careers! -Assessing Your Understanding provides a variety of exercises such as matching and fill-in-the-blank questions to help students retain key information. -Applying Your Knowledge challenges students with critical thinking questions, reflective practice exercises to help cultivate QSEN competencies, and patient care studies. -Practicing for NCLEX provides multiple-choice and alternate-format questions to help students review content and become familiar with the NCLEX format.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product Confidently meet the challenges of person-centered nursing practice. From basic nursing processes to advanced clinical capabilities, Taylor's Clinical Nursing Skills: A Nursing Process Approach helps you hone your cognitive, technical, interpersonal, and ethical/legal capabilities and master patient interaction, clinical reasoning, and communication skills essential to safe and effective person-centered care. Step-by-step, evidence-based guidelines walk you through common practices and simplify complex procedures, accompanied by key considerations for documentation, delegation, and other tasks you'll encounter throughout the nursing process, from your first day on the job to every stage of your nursing career. -Step-by-Step Skills are presented in a concise, straightforward, and simplified two-column format facilitating competent performance of nursing skills. -Scientific Rationales accompany each nursing action to promote a deeper understanding of the basic principles supporting nursing care. -Unexpected Situations highlight abnormal outcomes while providing explanations of how to react to provide the best care. -Evidence for Practice boxes present current best practice guidelines and up-to-date research relevant to the skills. -A Nursing Process Framework integrates related nursing responsibilities for each of the five steps. -Skill Variations provide clear, start-to-finish instructions for variations in equipment or technique. -Documentation Guidelines guide you through accurate documentation of skills and findings. -Hand Hygiene icons alert you to this crucial step that prevents the spread of microorganisms. -Patient Identification icons help you ensure the right patient receives the intervention and prevent errors. -Delegation Considerations assist you in developing the critical decision-making skills needed to transfer responsibility for the performance of an activity to another individual. Taylor's Clinical Nursing Skills: A Nursing Process Approach aims to help nursing students and graduate nurses incorporate cognitive, technical, interpersonal, and ethical/legal skills into safe and effective patient care. With over 1,000 photographs, it provides students a step-by-step photo atlas of each skill, all within context of the full nursing process. This book can serve as a resource throughout the curriculum as well as once the graduate nurse has entered the workforce. Emphasizing the basic principles of patient care, Taylor's Clinical Nursing Skills can be used with any fundamentals of nursing text or as a standalone resource. KEY FEATURES -NEW - Artwork and photographs throughout the book. -NEW - Watch & Learn videos. -Focusing on Patient Care: Meet the patients in the chapter-opening case scenarios in Units I and II to put nursing skills in context. Then reflect on their care in the Clinical Reasoning section at the ends of the chapters. -Integrated Case Study Connection: Although skills textbooks present skills in a linear fashion, in practice, many skills are performed in combination for patients with complex needs. Unit III, Integrated Case Studies, provides case studies to challenge the student to think critically and prioritize care. At the end of each chapter in Units I and II, students are referred to related case studies in Unit III to further integrate their understanding of the concepts. -Fundamentals Review: Although the focus of this book is teaching how to perform skills, the "Fundamentals Review" provides need-to-know content students must understand before attempting a skill. -A Nursing Process Framework integrates related nursing responsibilities for each of the five steps. -Unexpected Situations highlight abnormal outcomes while providing explanations of how to react to provide the best care. -Evidence for Practice boxes present current best practice guidelines and up-to-date research relevant to the skills. -Skill Variations provide clear, start-to-finish instructions for variations in equipment or technique. -Documentation Guidelines direct you in accurate documentation of skills and findings. -Scientific Rationales accompany each nursing action to promote a deeper understanding of the basic principles supporting skill steps. -Delegation Considerations assist in developing the critical decision-making skills needed to transfer responsibility for the performance of an activity to another individual. -Photo Atlas Approach: With nearly 1,000 photographs this book offers a step-by-step visual guide to performing each skill.
The revised edition of this extremely popular all-in-one text for the practical/vocational nursing curriculum has everything to meet the needs of students and instructors. Textbook of Basic Nursing, 11th Edition, contains information on all the critical areas in the curriculum: Anatomy & Physiology, Fundamentals, Skills, Adult Health, Growth and Development, Mental Health, Maternity and Pediatrics, and Geriatric Considerations. Based heavily on the NCLEX-PN framework, this highly visual new edition features short chapters with easily digestible content including review questions, engaging pedagogical features, and concept mastery alerts for reinforcement of important content. The text is accompanied by a robust student Workbook and comprehensive online resources for a successful learning experience. Key features include: - NEW! Concept Mastery Alerts: Alert instructors and students to content that is frequently misconceived from testing results within PrepU - NEW! NCLEX-PN Style Questions that relate to the NCLEX Alert appear at the end of each chapter to help demonstrate how that content may appear in the test. - NCLEX Alert: integrates specific chapter content with the presentation styles of NCLEX-PN questions - Key Concepts: presents additional information to expand the student?s knowledge of the topic - Nursing Alert: highlights critical nursing content for the LPN/LVN - Special Considerations: highlight key culture, lifespan, homecare, or nutrition information. - In Practice: Nursing Procedures: present step-by-step instructions with many additional full-color illustrations. Rationales are included to support the understanding of these steps. Special memory aids (LPN WELCOME and ENDDD) appear at the beginning of the Nursing Procedure section to help the student remember the essential tasks that should always be done before beginning or when ending any procedure. Each procedure appearing in the section then refers the student back to these important mnemonics. - In Practice: Nursing Care Guidelines: contain summaries of important concepts, teaching, skills performance, or nursing considerations. Illustrations accompany some of these to enhance the student?s understanding of the concepts presented. - In Practice: Educating the Client: highlights important teaching concepts. - In Practice: Data Gathering in Nursing: summarizes the key information needed in gathering data for nursing observations. - In Practice: Nursing Process: uses the steps of the nursing process to guide the nurse in his or her data collection. - In Practice: Important Medications: summarizes common medications used in treating specific conditions, diseases, and disorders. - In Practice: Nursing Care Plan: presents a specific case study using NANDA terminology and the Nursing Process to illustrate the development of a care plan.
An interactive, personalised simulation experience for every student Develop clinical reasoning skills, competence, and confidence in nursing students through vSim for Nursing | Fundamentals: For Australia and New Zealand, co-developed by Laerdal Medical and Wolters Kluwer. Designed to simulate real nursing scenarios, vSim enables students to interact with virtual patients in a safe, realistic environment, available anytime, anywhere. Online, interactive virtual simulations with integrated curriculum resources provide a full simulation learning experience. Students have access to suggested reading material from the new 3rd Edition of Fundamentals of Nursing and Midwifery, pre-simulation and post-simulation quizzes, documentation assignments that can be used in Lippincott DocuCare, and guided reflection questions. Actions during the simulation are recorded, resulting in a personalised feedback log to help each student identify strengths and areas of needed improvement. SmartSense links integrated throughout the simulation scenario provide instant remediation and additional information at the point of learning from the latest content from Lippincott Advisor and Lippincott Procedures.