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This incisive reference systematically reviews the diagnosis and treatment of common surgical and medical emergencies in elderly patients-thoroughly examining surgical interventions, drug therapies and drug prescribing protocols, life-threatening drug reactions, ethical issues, and methods of profiling patients for nursing care. Evaluates disease states and gauges optimal responses to each, supporting recommendations with valuable case studies. Written by over 40 distinguished medical experts, Acute Emergencies and Critical Care of the Geriatric Patient -describes ideal patient-physician relationships in critical care settings -highlights emergency management of myocardial infarction and cardiogenic pulmonary edema -illuminates ethical questions surrounding confidentiality, informed consent, surrogate decision making, and patient comfort -assesses special pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic conditions in geriatric patients -provides vital information on stroke, seizures, and spinal cord compression -investigates critical complications caused by pneumonia, meningitis, and endocarditis -explores acute lung disorders such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, central nervous system dysfunction, and abnormal control of ventilation -clarifies preoperative procedures for emergency surgery -reviews anesthesia strategies for pulmonary, cardiovascular, renal, hepatic, and neurological conditions in the elderly -and more! Including over 1000 references, tables, and illustrations, Acute Emergencies and Critical Care of the Geriatric Patient is an indispensable resource for geriatricians, primary care physicians, internists, emergency medicine physicians, intensivists, hosptialists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, orthopedists, cardiologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, and internists/residents in these disciplines, as well as nurses, pharmacists, and medical students.
The findings of key reports highlight the need to raise awareness of the failures in health and social care systems to safeguard vulnerable older people. In this important text, a team of expert authors brings the focus to how legislation, ethics and national policy can be applied to the context of protecting 'at risk' older adults. Clear and accessible, the book will improve nurses' skills in safeguarding vulnerable older people. An essential read for students and qualified nurses alike, this text provides the reader with a solid foundation for clinical decision-making and safeguarding vulnerable older people, as well as a forum for discussion and reflection.
Corresponding to the 9th edition of Ignatavicius, Workman, and Rebar's Medical-Surgical Nursing: Concepts for Interprofessional Collaborative Care, this thoroughly updated study guide provides you with a thorough review of core med-surg content while also developing your clinical judgment and clinical reasoning skills. Completely revised with a fresh emphasis on interprofessional collaboration, NCLEX-style questions, and core textbook content, it helps facilitate a deeper understanding of the core textbook content to ensure that you are thoroughly prepared for med-surg exams, the NCLEX Examination, and safe nursing practice. Provides a thorough review of core textbook content while uniquely developing your clinical nursing judgment skills. UNIQUE! Emphasis on clinical nursing judgment prepares you to confidently make safe and effective decisions in clinical practice. UNIQUE! Renewed emphasis and focus on core textbook content helps you focus limited study time on learning core medical-surgical content from the textbook, rather than searching for content from other sources. UNIQUE! Stronger emphasis on NCLEX Exam question formats, including alternate-item formats, familiarizes you with NCLEX question formats to better prepare for the NCLEX Examination. Answer key in the back of the book facilitates self-study and remediation NEW! UNIQUE! Focus on nursing concepts and exemplar disorders helps you overcome content saturation by focusing on broad concepts and how they are exemplified in disorders. NEW! UNIQUE! Focus on interprofessional collaboration includes application of the Core Concepts for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPEC, 2016) in every chapter. NEW! Thoroughly revised and updated throughout to match the changes in the 9th edition of the Ignatavicius textbook.
Mentoring in Nursing and Healthcare is a practical, interactive resource that promotes active participation and enhances a deeper level of understanding of mentorship. It explores what is meant by the process of mentoring, addresses what a mentor is, what the role entails, and gives practical help on teaching and assessing students in clinical practice. Written primarily for mentors, this book offers a range of theoretical and practical activities and resources that are enhanced by online learning resources. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of mentorship, including: * The role of mentorship * The mentor-student relationship * The mentor as teacher * Experiential learning and reflective practice * Learning styles and teaching theories * The mentor as assessor * Competence and capability * Health improvement * Career development A core text for mentor preparation and mentor update courses in nursing and allied health, Mentoring in Nursing and Healthcare is an essential guide that supports learning and ongoing professional development. Key Features: * Includes not only the latest and most up-to-date NMC standards, but also the Health and Care Professions Council's standards of proficiency * Accessible and practice-oriented, with case studies, reflective exercises and activities throughout * Has a strong focus on assessment skills * Supported by interactive online resources that include test-yourself questions, multiple choice questions, web-links, PowerPoint slides, case studies, and activities at www.wiley.com/go/mentoring
*Interested in purchasing The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing as a SmartBook? Visit https://connect2.mheducation.com/join/?c=normanryrie4e to register for access today* This well-established textbook is a must-buy for all mental health nursing students and nurses in registered practice. Comprehensive and broad, it explores how mental health nursing has a positive impact on the lives of people with mental health difficulties. Several features help you get the most out of each chapter and apply theory to practice, including: * Personal Stories: Provide insight into the experience of mental health difficulties from the perspective of service users and their carers * Thinking Spaces: Help you reflect on your practice and assess your learning individually and in groups, with further guidance available online * Recommended Resources: Provide additional materials and support to help extend your learning New to this edition: With four brand new chapters plus nine chapters re-written by original authors, key developments in this edition include: * Physical health care of people with mental health problems * Care of people who experience trauma * Promoting mental health and well-being * Support needed by nurses to provide therapeutic care and to derive satisfaction from their work * Innovations in mental health practice 'The newly revised and updated edition has continued to offer an intelligent and readable text that offers a great deal to both students and those undertaking continuous professional development ... This edition continues to offer "thinking spaces" that encourage the reader to reflect upon and consider what they have learned in a most practical way. I wholeheartedly recommend this book and continue to be impressed with its high standards of presentation and scholarship'. Emeritus Professor Tony Butterworth CBE, Chair, Foundation of Nursing Studies, Vice Chair RCN Foundation, UK 'It is a pleasure to open this book and to see the comprehensive range of information and evidence based guidance in relation to effective practice in nursing. Even If you only buy one professional book this year make it this one!' Baroness Watkins of Tavistock; Crossbench Peer, PhD and RN (Adult and Mental Health), UK 'The importance of the teaching within this book cannot be underestimated ... The book is written by credible and respected practitioners and will support mental health nurses to practice from the best evidence available today working from and with the human condition'. Beverley Murphy, Director of Nursing, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Disorders of the gastrointestinal tract make up some of the most common illnesses experienced across the lifespan affecting individuals in infancy, childhood and adulthood. This essential guide to the gastrointestinal system will enable nurses and allied health professionals to apply principles of anatomy and physiology to clinical practice. Taking a practical and evidence-based approach, each chapter explores associated anatomy, function and abnormalities. Chapters use selected pathology and associated pathophysiology, from across the lifespan, to support understanding of how disorders can disrupt the development and function of the gastrointestinal tract. The accessible writing style and full colour illustrations make this an ideal introduction for students and professionals new to gastrointestinal care.
Updated with NANDA-I Nursing Diagnoses 2018-20. The all-in-one care planning resource! Here's the step-by-step guidance you need to develop individualized plans of care while also honing your critical-thinking and analytical skills. You'll find about 160 care plans in all, covering acute, community, and home-care settings across the life span. Each plan features: Client assessment database for each medical condition Complete listings of nursing diagnoses organized by priority Diagnostic studies with explanations of the reason for the test and what the results mean Actions and interventions with comprehensive rationales NANDA, NIC, and NOC's most recent guidelines and terminology Evidence-based citations Index of nursing diagnoses and their associated disorders Instructor resources: Ebook, medical/surgical, psychiatric, maternal/newborn care plans, nursing diagnosis arranged by Maslow's Heirarchy, previous edition resources Student resources: Disorder look-up, interactive assessment tool, concept map generator, care plan template, bibliography, medical/surgical, psychiatric, maternal/newborn care plans
2 DVDs. DVD 1 -- Essentials of ABG: Understand in simple language various parameters of the blood gas report including the SaO2, PaO2, PB, PiO2, FiO2, PaCO2, A-a DO2, pH and much more. Understand how and why normal and abnormal values are achieved and what their clinical significance is. This DVD is at least equivalent to 10 hours of reading. DVD 2 -- Details of ABG: Explains step-by-step as to how to interpret the blood gas report without using a paper, pen or calculator. Discusses simple and then mixed acid base disorders. Common conditions like metabolic acidosis, metabolic alkalosis, Respiratory Acidosis are explained in more details. This DVD is equivalent to at least 20 hours of reading and trains the reader for a life time in less than an hour. Approximate running time: 110 minutes.
This book is written for patients and members of the public who want to understand more about the approaches, methods and language used by health-services researchers. Patient and public involvement (PPI) in research is now a requirement of most major health-research programmes, and this book is designed to equip these individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary for meaningful participation. Edited by award-winning mental-health researchers, the book has been produced in partnership with mental-health-service users and carers with experience of research involvement. It includes personal reflections from these individuals alongside detailed information on quantitative, qualitative and health-economics research methods. -- .
Learn to accurately diagnose the majority of patients seen in today's primary care settings! Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care, 6th Edition goes beyond basic history and physical examination skills to help you learn the diagnostic reasoning process. You will develop this key skill by following assessment guidelines that focus on a specific complaint rather than beginning with a previously established diagnosis or disease entity. Written by advanced practitioners, this edition includes a new chapter on The Transgender Patient that gives you the knowledge you need to properly assess and care for this underserved patient population. It also features expanded coverage of geriatrics, highly infectious diseases, coordination with the interprofessional healthcare team, genetics/genomics in lab testing and family history, updates on psychiatric-mental health problems, and more! A clear, consistent diagnostic reasoning process takes you to the next step of health assessment - beyond basic history and physical examination to diagnostic reasoning. Diagnostic Reasoning: Focused History sections use "self-questions" to walk you through the thinking process involved in obtaining a pertinent, relevant, problem-specific history that will assist in differential diagnosis. Diagnostic Reasoning: Focused Physical Examination sections explain how to perform more advanced diagnostic techniques and interpret the findings. Key Questions guide you through assessment and toward an accurate diagnosis by listing questions to ask the patient, followed by explanations of what the patient's responses might signify. Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies sections outline the types of tests that might be appropriate based on the focused history and focused physical examination. Differential Diagnosis sections offer the most common diagnoses for each patient problem and summarize the history and physical examination findings, along with recommended laboratory and diagnostic studies. Differential Diagnosis tables provide you with a quick-reference summary of possible diagnoses for each patient problem. Evidence-Based Practice boxes - more than 30 are NEW - summarize the scientific evidence related to the diagnosis of patient problems. Evidence-Based Preventive Health Screening chapter helps you to screen for common asymptomatic conditions and in promoting wellness. Information on screening for abuse and sexual assault helps you identify patients who might need additional support or intervention. List of Chapters by Body System provides a convenient Table of Contents organized by different body systems. NEW! Updated content throughout, includes special focus on genetics/genomics, psychiatric-mental health issues, geriatrics, and more. NEW! Chapter on The Transgender Patient equips providers with the necessary knowledge to properly assess and care for this growing patient population. NEW! Interprofessional team of reviewers ensures content is appropriate for Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Respiratory Therapists, and other providers, as well as ensuring that referral information promotes effective interprofessional collaboration. NEW! A smaller, more convenient size makes it easy to have this this essential reference handy in a lab-coat pocket, and expanded color illustrations and full-color design enhance content, with colored thumb tabs making it easier for you to find the information you need. NEW! Updated information on psychiatric/mental health problems reflects the latest changes in practice as well as changes to the DSM.
In order to succeed in an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), nursing students need to know not just what an OSCE involves, but how to undertake the skill correctly at each OSCE station. This book is a complete guide on how to prepare for an OSCE with step-by-step instructions for the ten most common OSCE stations that nursing students can face. Specific stations range from asceptic non-touch technique, communication and observations, to more highly pressured skills such as medication administration, resuscitation and assessing a deteriorating patient. Nursing OSCEs: a complete guide to exam success covers these skills and more in a clearly structured and concise way. Each OSCE chapter outlines: * Key revision material enabling quick and complete revision * Step by step instructions on how to perform the skill in an OSCE, * An example examiners marking sheet, so students know the criteria they will be measured against * Typical questions an examiner may ask and suggested answers * Common errors to avoid and top tips for success. With over 70 illustrations and videos of four OSCE stations, it demonstrates how to pass key stations. Bonus online material includes colour photographs and Powerpoints for revision at http://www.oup.com/uk/orc/bin/9780199693580/ This book is ideal for nursing students preparing for OSCE as well as for lecturers, mentors and practising nurses involved in student education.
Get all the strategies and guidance you need successfully implement conceptual learning with Mastering Concept-Based Teaching, 2nd Edition. Written specifically for nursing faculty, renowned educators Dr. Jean Foret Giddens, Dr. Linda Caputi, and Dr. Beth Rodgers walk you through the background and benefits of using a concept-based learning approach; how to plan, develop, and deliver an effective concept-based course; and how to improve and evaluate student learning with concepts. This new second edition also features two new chapters - one on how to conduct concept-based clinical experiences and another chapter on the future of concept-based interprofessional learning. You'll also find updated content, more of the highly helpful Misconceptions and Clarifications boxes, and a more streamlined design with added color and larger type. So whether you're teaching in an LPN, ADN, BSN, or MSN program, this insightful book is here to ensure a smooth execution concept-based teaching. Framework for developing a concept-based curriculum provides guidance throughout the general steps associated with developing a CBC. Strong foundation in how to teach within a concept-based curriculum dives into the nature of concepts, their function in the process of learning, and the importance of being consistent in the selection and implementation of concepts. Balanced teaching strategies illustrate ways to enhance the conceptual approach through engaging learning activities and an open environment. Success evaluation criteria explains the importance of analyzing evaluation data to determine the effectiveness of a new curriculum on meeting program learning outcomes. NEW! Updated content reflects the latest research in the neuroscience of learning, insightful illustrations, and best practices in concept-based curriculum design and instruction. NEW! Expanded use of Misconceptions and Clarifications boxes also reflects the latest research in conceptual learning to help clarify important concepts. NEW! Added color improves teaching and learning value. UNIQUE! New chapter on concept-based clinical experiences includes simulation and lab experiences, "live" clinical experiences, and clinical learning activities for inpatient, outpatient, community, and health systems-level experiences. UNIQUE! New chapter on thinking conceptually and the future of concept-based interprofessional learning covers both the ways CBC is spreading beyond just nursing and how to encourage faculty to shift their thinking to develop reasoning and critical thinking skills in students versus rote learning of content.
"The Student's Guide to Becoming a Nurse" is an essential guide for all student nurses who want to become competent practitioners. It explores the knowledge, skills and attitudes that all pre-registration nursing students must acquire by the end of their programme of study, enabling them to become confident, successful nurses.Thoroughly re-written and updated to include the latest 2010 NMC standards for pre-registration nursing education, this invaluable textbook is divided into four key sections: Professional valuesCommunication and interpersonal skillsNursing practice and decision makingLeadership, management and team working
With case studies, top tips, activities and questions throughout, "The Student's Guide to Becoming a Nurse" is ideal for all pre-registration nurses and those about to qualify.
Covers all the steps of the research process for specific disciplines. Develops the skills to evaluate problem and purpose statements critically and analyze the parts of a study to determine the validity of the findings. Discusses the specific statistical procedures used to answer various research questions and/or hypotheses. Examines randomized clinical trials as a methodological 'gold standard' and explains why other types of design are so often necessary in nursing research.
Have you heard of 'evidence-based practice' but don't know what it means? Are you struggling with relating evidence to your practice? Do you want a straight forward, clearly written and practical guide to evidence-based practice? This is the book for anyone who has ever wondered what evidence-based practice is, how to relate it to practice or use it in academic work. Fully updated in this brand new edition, this book uses simple and easy to understand language to help those new to the topic. It provides a step by step guide to what we mean by evidence-based practice and how to apply this concept to your practice and learning. This new edition features: * Additional explanations with examples from health and social care practice, using a wider range of reviews and research * Inclusion of contemporary issues such as predatory journals, use of social media and rapid reviews * Practical solutions to the challenges of using more and better evidence in busy practice settings and in academic work * Revised and expanded useful web links highlighted throughout the book * Clearer explanations of difficult research terms and an updated glossary * New end-of-chapter quizzes to help assess how much you have learned A Beginner's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice in Health and Social Care, 3rd Edition is key reading for both students and professionals who need to search for, appraise and apply evidence in nursing, allied health care or social care. "This highly engaging book is a 'must-have' for health professionals who want to navigate their way through the professional and scientific literature and find the best available evidence to inform their decision-making." Debra Jackson, Professor of Nursing, Oxford Brookes University, UK and University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia "This 3rd edition is an ideal text for undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as clinicians wanting to extend their practice in an evidence-based manner. It is presented in an engaging style that draws the reader in and the language is pitched to inform and educate a broad audience. A diverse range of examples are included to highlight key points so as to appeal to readers from a range of backgrounds. Overall this is a must-have text for a wide audience." Professor Elizabeth Halcomb, Professor of Primary Health Care Nursing, University of Wollongong, Australia
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.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
This scholarly yet accessible textbook is the most comprehensive single text in the field of dementia care. Drawn from research evidence, international expertise and good practice guidelines, the book has been crafted alongside people with dementia and their families. Case studies and quotes enrich every chapter, illustrating the realities of living with dementia and bringing theory to life. Fully updated with 10 brand new chapters, this landmark textbook has enormous breadth and gives an authoritative overview of dementia care. The 2nd edition now includes chapters on the following topics: * Dementia friendly communities * Representations of dementia in the media * Younger people with dementia * The arts and dementia * Enhancing relationships between families and those with dementia * Whole person assessment * Dementia friendly physical design * Transitions in care This compelling new edition is a must purchase for those working or volunteering in health and social care, undergraduate and postgraduate students across a range of disciplines in health and social work, and anyone interested in the field of dementia care including people with dementia and their families. "While we have made significant advances in the care for people with dementia and their families, there is much work yet to be done. This book provides a fantastic framework in which to set our understanding of dementia and to take things forward." Alistair Burns, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, University of Manchester, UK "Bravo to the authors of Excellence in Dementia Care! They have created a must read guidebook for those providing care to persons experiencing cognitive changes and their families. This collaborative effort focuses on successful provider strategies encompassing topics across the dementia journey and is filled with spot on, relevant, and timely information. Best of all, this work is loaded with real case studies to help translate knowledge to practice, making it a true resource for all practitioners." Suzanne Bottum-Jones, MA, Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute, School of Medicine & Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Know the how and why of common conditions-and assess 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 (R) 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
Yoost and Crawford's Fundamentals of Nursing is back for a second-edition encore! The text that made its name by focusing on simple language and active learning continues its focus on helping you truly understand, apply, and retain important nursing information and concepts. Using a warm and conversational style, this new second edition guides you towards a basic understanding of the nursing profession and then logically progresses through the nursing process and into the safe and systematic methods of applying care. Each chapter features realistic and complex case studies and critical thinking exercises woven throughout the content to help you continually apply what you've learned to actual patient care. A conceptual care mapping approach - created by Yoost and Crawford themselves - further your ability to make clinical judgments and synthesize knowledge as you develop plans of care after analysing and clustering related patient assessment data. All of this paired with a wealth of student-friendly learning features and clinically-focused content offers up a fundamentally different - and effective - way for you to easily master the fundamentals of nursing. UNIQUE! Warm, friendly writing style slows down the pace of information to give readers time to critically think and master all fundamental concepts and skills. UNIQUE! Building block approach groups topics and concepts together thematically, in the order needed for readers to build their knowledge. UNIQUE! Objective-driven approach presents clearly defined, numbered objectives that coordinate with all content and then wrap up with Objective Summaries. UNIQUE! Active learning activities are incorporated throughout every chapter to help readers learn to apply chapter content to broader nursing concepts and realistic patient scenarios. UNIQUE! Conceptual care mapping is taught and used throughout the text in conjunction with the Conceptual Care Map Creator. UNIQUE! Emphasis on QSEN reinforces the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses competencies, including: patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, safety, and informatics. Special feature boxes cover the areas of: diversity consideration, evidence-based practice, informatics, patient education, healthy literacy, health assessment questions, interprofessional collaboration and delegation, ethical and legal practice, home care considerations, safe practice alerts, QSEN, critical thinking exercises, and nursing care guidelines. NEW! Interprofessional collaboration and delegation content appears throughout the text along with new IPE activities that are integrated into the Evolve resources. NEW & UNIQUE! Review and exam questions tied to learning objectives use a building-block style approach that starts at lower Bloom's taxonomy levels in early chapters and builds to more complex levels as readers acquire more knowledge. NEW! Emphasis on assignment and delegation covers the differences between them and how and when they're appropriate for an RN. NEW! Content on complementary therapies has been integrated throughout the text to reflect the changes to the NCLEX exam. NEW! Additional information has been added in the areas of HCAHPS, Health Literacy, Patient Education, Drugs of Abuse, Zika, Ebola, and more.
Interpersonal Skills for the People Professions fosters understanding of the work of the people professionals through an exploration of the interpersonal skills that are employed when working with people in nursing, social care, welfare, education, mental health, midwifery, policing and general practice. Comparing and contrasting the interpersonal skills of the different professions will stimulate and enhance students' understanding and learning. This learning will also increase the potential for flexible, responsive and innovative working within professions, as well as in interprofessional and multidisciplinary teams. Based on interviews with practising professionals, the book also acts as an introduction to the range of people professions for students on Foundation Degree programmes and for all those considering a career in the professions that involve working closely with people in a caring and/or supportive role. By providing role models for those new to these professions it is hoped that the book will be an inspiration for both students and newly qualified practitioners. The book begins with a service user's perspective on the people professions. Each of the following chapters then: * shows how each professional applies theory to practice; * demonstrates the ways in which they employ interpersonal skills; * explores the ethical base of each profession; * highlights the importance of continuing professional development; * considers the pressures and challenges of the role. There are numerous case studies in each chapter that demonstrate interpersonal skills in practice, as well as reflection activities and further reading recommendations.
This is the only textbook to cover the totality of perioperative nursing, including infection control and risk management. Other areas of perioperative nursing not addressed in other texts are practice development, management, advanced practice and the roles of key team members. Comprehensive and accessible, this book is set out in three parts: the changing role of the nurse; principles of perioperative practice; and management of the changing environment of care.
The best way to prepare for the NCLEX-PN Exam is practice, practice, practice! And with over 5,000 NCLEX-style review questions reflecting the most current clinical updates and test plan, Saunders Q&A Review for the NCLEX-PN (R) Examination, 5th Edition delivers all the practice you need to pass this all-important exam and so much more! Review questions in the physical book or go online and utilize the quiz mode or exam mode for an even more realistic review experience. There are ample alternate item question types in both the physical book and online. All questions are cross-categorized by level of cognitive ability, client needs area, integrated process, and 21 different clinical content areas - giving you the ability to really focus your study efforts where you need it most. All questions also include rationales for correct and incorrect options; as well as helpful test-taking strategies. This proven study resource has already helped thousands of students pass the NCLEX-PN Exam the first time. Don't miss your chance! Detailed test-taking strategies for each question offer clues for analyzing and uncovering the correct answer option. Rationales are provided for both correct and incorrect options. All alternate item format questions provide the necessary practice in critical thinking and prioritization. 85-question comprehensive exam reflects the percentages identified in the NCLEX-PN exam test plan. Content organized by Client Needs and Integrated Processes provides an organized review for exam preparation and end-of-course standardized exams. Each question is categorized by level of cognitive ability, Client Needs area, integrated process, and clinical content area offer multiple study and exam selections. Introductory chapters cover exam preparation guidance, nonacademic preparation, test-taking strategies, the CAT format, and the NCLEX-PN from a new graduate's perspective. NEW! Content reflecting the latest NCLEX-PN test plan incorporates the most current clinical updates. NEW! 300 additional questions make a total of 5,000 practice questions between the book and the Evolve companion website. NEW! Video and graphic option questions familiarize users with these alternate item format question types that could appear on the NCLEX. NEW! Testlets feature case studies with review questions to further hone users critical thinking skills. NEW & UNIQUE! Priority Nursing Action tips are provided for each question to clarify the most important nursing considerations and interventions for each scenario.
With the number of people living with long term conditions set to increase, ensuring nurses are equipped with the knowledge and skills required to care for this group of people is essential. This book focuses on the relevant essential knowledge and skills, including the impact of long term conditions across the lifespan, the therapeutic relationship, health promotion and empowerment, self-management, symptom management, case management and advance care planning.
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