Developing Practical Nursing Skills, Fourth Edition

Author: Lesley Baillie

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444175955

Category: Medical

Page: 642

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Developing Practical Nursing Skills, Fourth Edition helps you learn and perfect the practical skills required to become a qualified nurse. Patient-focussed and adopting a caring approach, this essential text will also help you to integrate nursing values alongside physical skills in your daily practice. Key features include: Full colour text design with clear illustrations and clinical photographs to aid visual learning Evidence-based and clearly mapped to key guidelines to ensure best practice Reader-friendly style with learning outcomes, activities and reflection points to help you link theory to practice Scenarios from a range of settings, including community, mental health and learning disabilities nursing A focus on adults and young people, and with "pointers" on caring for children to promote a lifespan approach Free companion website providing image library, videos of key skills, and MCQs as well as additional resources for lecturers to download This is a complete clinical skills resource for all pre-registration nursing students.

Developing Practical Adult Nursing Skills [Third Edition]

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 144416662X

Category: Medical

Page: 592

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This is the third edition of the highly successful textbook, Developing Practical Nursing Skills, which has been revised specifically for nursing and health care students working with adult patients, offering a more comprehensive guide that will last throughout initial training and beyond. Maintaining the practical and easy-to-use style of the previous edition, the text now focuses on adults with physical health needs across a range of settings. Each chapter includes scenarios from adult physical health, mental health and learning disability care settings, which are followed by reflective activities and learning outcomes to help the reader relate theory to practice. This new edition includes additional skills, and has been fully updated with new research and health policies, including the Nursing and Midwifery Council Essential Skills Clusters. An accompanying website supports the text with complementary information, images, activities and self-assessment questions.

Clinical Teaching Strategies in Nursing, Fourth Edition

Author: Kathleen B. Gaberson, PhD, RN, CNOR, CNE, ANEF,Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF,Teresa Shellenbarger, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 082611962X

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title and Essential Purchase! Praise for the Third Edition: "I recommend this book as an introduction to new educators involved in clinical teaching." -Journal for Nurses in Staff Development The fourth edition of this highly acclaimed text continues to provide a comprehensive framework for planning, guiding, and evaluating learning activities for graduate and undergraduate nursing students in numerous clinical settings. A respected resource for clinical faculty, it addresses the distinct requirements of clinical learning as opposed to classroom learning and provides proven strategies to maximize clinical education. The revision features expanded content on teaching graduate students, regulatory issues affecting distance education, and the use of social media. It covers establishing and using dedicated education units (DEUs), the challenges of student access to electronic health records and documentation of care, and reducing the demands of clinical staff members when multiple students rotate through a particular setting. Additionally, this edition provides guidelines for using preceptors, evaluating multimedia, and observing students in practice; sample observation guidelines, learning assignments, and clinical learning activities; and sample policies for clinical evaluation and adherence to professional conduct standards. It includes the latest revisions of the NCLEX test plan and the AACN Essentials guidelines for nursing education. The instructor?s manual, which includes learning activities for each chapter and teaching suggestions, and PowerPoint presentations accompany the text. New to the Fourth edition: Two completely new chapters: the first "Developing Clinical Learning Sites," and the second "Pedagogical Technologies for Clinical Education" Expanded approaches for meeting the clinical needs of graduate students Regulatory issues affecting distance education across state lines Using social media Discussion of benefits of DEUs and practical suggestions for developing them as clinical teaching sites Important content regarding the NLN CNETM Examination Detailed Test Blueprint Challenges of student access to electronic health records Guidelines for using preceptors, evaluating multimedia, and student observation Sample observation guidelines, learning assignments, and clinical learning activities and sample policies for clinical evaluation and professional conduct standards

Nursing Practice in Multiple Sclerosis, Fourth Edition

A Core Curriculum

Author: June Halper, MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN,Colleen Harris, MN, MSCN, NP

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826131484

Category: Medical

Page: 250

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This completely revised fourth edition of a comprehensive core text for advanced health care practitioners is distinguished by its focus on the increasing role of the APRN in primary care of the multiple sclerosis (MS) patient, the importance of involving the interdisciplinary team in different aspects of care, and the imperative of early and aggressive symptom interventions. Written by expert clinicians in easy-to-read outline format, the text includes the most current diagnostic tools and strategies for managing the disease process in both physical and psychosocial areas, with an emphasis on helping MS patients cope with the disease through the teaching and implementing of self-care strategies. New content throughout includes a chapter on pain management, updated findings on primary care issues, neurologic complications, and the interrelated importance of interdisciplinary coordination, the role of ethics, professionalism, and the ability to deliver culturally competent care. New diagnostic tests and pharmacologic strategies provide an extensive arsenal of improved treatment options, and updated guidelines for managing symptoms address impaired mobility and bladder/bowel dysfunction. Updated pedagogical features include new chapter objectives, enhanced case examples, end-of-chapter review questions, and revised certification review questions. The text also serves as a practical review for nurses planning to take the MS nursing certification exam to become a multiple sclerosis certified nurse (MSCN). NEW TO THE FOURTH EDITION: Provides thoroughly updated content throughout Focuses on the role of the APRN in primary care Stresses the importance of early and aggressive symptom interventions Includes a new chapter on pain management Offers chapter objectives and review questions Provides enhanced case examples Serves as a reliable study review for the MSCN exam, with revised certification review questions Covers primary care issues and neurologic complications Stresses interdisciplinary involvement Illuminates new diagnostic tests and pharmacologic strategies, such as treatment of acute attacks, immune-modulating and symptomatic therapies, and nonpharmacologic interventions Presents updated guidelines for managing symptoms Emphasizes the role of nursing in helping patients achieve independence and improved life quality Includes new content on ethics, professionalism, and culturally competent care

Palliative Care Nursing, Fourth Edition

Quality Care to the End of Life

Author: Marianne Matzo, PhD, APRN-CNP, FPCN, FAAN,Deborah Witt Sherman, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826196365

Category: Medical

Page: 704

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Praise for the Third Edition: "In this comprehensive textbook on palliative care nursing, editors Marianne Matzo and Deborah Witt Sherman succeed in bringing together the heart of nursing and the true meaning of palliative care with the most current evidence based practice." --GeriPal This fourth edition of a comprehensive text/reference that has been valued by students, educators, and practicing nurses for many years, Palliative Care Nursing continues to reflect the fundamental hospice and palliative care nursing competencies---both basic and advanced--that are essential for effective and empathetic care of patients and families. This new edition reflects the tremendous growth of this vital discipline into the mainstream of health care and focuses on palliative care that is responsive to the demand for health care reform in America and globally. It provides the knowledge, scientific evidence, and skills needed by nurses to address the complex physical, emotional, social, sexual, and spiritual needs of patients and families within the context of a changing health care delivery system. With a focus on inter-professional collaboration, the book emphasizes the value of complementary, holistic models in promoting health and wholeness across the illness trajectory, even as death approaches. The book is edited by Project on Death in America Faculty Scholars, who have worked to develop, implement, and evaluate nursing initiatives in palliative care in the U.S. and internationally. With a focus on both quality of life and economic imperatives, interdisciplinary authors describe the management of specific diseases and related physical and psychological symptoms, and care of patients during the dying process. They cover assessment of key symptoms and pharmacological, non-pharmacological, and complementary interventions. Taking a life-span approach, the book includes age-appropriate nursing considerations. Key points at the beginning of each chapter and callouts containing evidenced-based information highlight best practices. The text also examines relevant legal, ethical, and cultural considerations and offers case studies with conclusions in each clinical chapter. New to the Fourth Edition: Thoroughly revised and expanded Three new chapters addressing palliative care amidst health care reform, rehabilitation in chronic or serious illness, and post-traumatic stress disorder A conceptual framework table in each chapter identifying the National Quality Forum Domains of Palliative Care and Basic and Advanced Palliative Care and Hospice Nursing Competencies Updated evidence-based callouts that review the highest-quality studies

Palliative Care Nursing, Fourth Edition

Quality Care to the End of Life

Author: Marianne Matzo,Deborah Witt Sherman

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826196357

Category: Medical

Page: 682

View: 619

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This fourth edition of a comprehensive text/reference that has been valued by students, educators, and practicing nurses for many years, Palliative Care Nursing continues to reflect the fundamental basic and advanced hospice and palliative care nursing competencies that are required for effective and empathetic care of patients and families. This new edition focuses on palliative care that is responsive to the demand for health care reform in America and globally. It provides the knowledge, scientific evidence, and skills needed by nurses to address the complex physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of patients and families within the context of a changing health care delivery system. With a focus on interprofessional collaboration, the book emphasizes the value of complementary, holistic models in promoting health, wholeness, and wellness across the illness trajectory, even as death approaches.

Success in Practical/vocational Nursing

From Student to Leader

Author: Signe S. Hill,Helen Stephens Howlett,Helen A. Howlett

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 404

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The new edition of this exciting text has been revised and updated to equip today's students for a career as an LPN/LVN. SUCCESS IN PRACTICAL/VOCATIONAL NURSING offers an interactive approach, teaching students not only what to do, but how to do it. This 1-2-3 approach, combined with an increased emphasis on leadership and management, ensures that this text will continue to be an essential tool that teaches students skills they'll need throughout their careers! SUCCESS IN PRACTICAL/VOCATIONAL NURSING encourages critical thinking and active problem solving. It presents learning strategies for adult students, as well as approaches for traditional and returning students and offers tips on taking the NCLEX-PN and searching for a job.

Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education

Fourth Edition

Author: Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF,Kathleen B Gaberson, PhD, RN, CNOR, CNE, ANEF

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826195563

Category: Medical

Page: 450

View: 2009

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Named a 2013 Doody's Essential Purchase! "This book should be required reading for all educators! It is necessary for educators to keep pace with the changing dynamics of learners and this book provides insights into how to achieve this goal."--Doody's Medical Reviews Praise for the Third Edition: ìWithout question, this book should be on every nurse educator's bookshelf.î --Nursing Education Perspectives The ìgold standardî for evaluation and testing in nursing education, this revision helps educators measure and evaluate the level of learning that their students have achieved and presents fundamental concepts of what constitutes reliable tools and rubrics for measuring studentsí classroom and clinical performance. It describes how to develop a test blueprint and to assemble, administer, write, and score all types of tests and test questions, and analyze tests and test performance for both classroom and clinical evaluation. It includes guidelines for preventing cheating, and for conducting productive posttest discussions. The book offers strategies for evaluating higher cognitive levels of learning and for evaluating written assignments with sample scoring rubrics. The book explores important social, ethical, and legal issues associated with testing and evaluation. The text meets NLN Certification Competency #3: Use Assessment & Evaluation Strategies (15% of CNE Test BluePrint). New to the Fourth edition: Expanded coverage of essential concepts in assessment, evaluation, and testing in nursing classroom and clinical education A new chapter on online testing, with and without an online teaching platform such as BlackBoard, standardized online testing packages, establishing valid online-based testing, and related issues Current research, references, and new examples Stronger focus on evaluating higher level cognitive functions Additional test preparation for NCLEX and other certification tests Development of test items that prepare students for licensure and certification exams, including discussion of innovative items being piloted for possible use on the NCLEX Expanded coverage on establishing rubrics for assessing written assignments New information on using simulation for ìHigh Stakes Testingî Online teaching guide that includes PowerPoint slides, sample core syllabus, and learner activities

Patient and Person

Interpersonal Skills in Nursing

Author: Jane Stein-Parbury

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729581586

Category: Medical

Page: 344

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A revised, updated edition of the bestselling nursing text promoting constructive interpersonal relationships. The latest edition of the ever-popular Patient and Person remains an authoritative guide to the practice and theory of developing interpersonal skills in nursing. This well known Elsevier nursing text has been fully revised and updated with new content and the latest research evidence, including an increased focus on empathy. The title of this vital communication text reflects its key point – that patients should be treated as people – a concept central to the provision of quality nursing care. Patient and Person, 5th edition systematically addresses the theoretical, practical and personal dimensions of relating to patients, and provides guidelines for determining when and how to act. Maintaining the book’s practical, applied focus, nurse and academic Jane Stein-Parbury has included real-life stories to support and illustrate theoretical information. There are also over 50 learning activities to help develop the skills and concepts discussed. A revised chapter on considering culture reflects contemporary thinking about culture and health, focusing on the clash of cultural values between healthcare organisations and patients. A revised chapter on challenging interpersonal encounters with patients addresses the increasingly reported issue of patient anger and aggression, looking at how nurses can approach responsive and assertive interpersonal skill development to best resolve challenging negotiations. Increased discussion of empathy throughout the text. Key concepts and research highlights are included in each chapter to add depth and context.

Reflective Practice in Nursing

Author: Chris Bulman,Sue Schutz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118693361

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Reflective Practice is increasingly recognised as an importanttopic that has the potential to help nurses to develop and learnfrom their practice. This practical and accessible guide uses thelatest research and evidence to support the development of skillsin reflective practice and provides help and advice on how to getstarted, how to write reflectively and how to continue to usereflective practice in everyday situations. This fourth edition of Reflective Practice in Nursing contains newmaterial on mentoring and supervision and on group reflection, andincludes a new chapter on teaching reflective practice. Reflective Practice in Nursing is an indispensable guide forstudents and practitioners alike, who wish to learn more aboutreflective practice, as well as containing essential informationfor teachers and lecturers.

Leininger's Transcultural Nursing: Concepts, Theories, Research & Practice, Fourth Edition

Author: Marilyn R. McFarland,Hiba B. Wehbe-Alamah

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071841121

Category: Medical

Page: 624

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The Most Comprehensive Presentation of Transcultural Nursing Concepts Featuring the Newly Revised Sunrise Enabler! Leininger’s Transcultural Nursing: Concepts,Theories, Research & Practices, Fourth Edition offers theoretical and practical guidance on the provision of client-focused care by integrating cultural values, beliefs, and lifeways into an individualized plan of care. Transcultural nursing is a vital, holistic approach that allows nurses and other healthcare providers to provide culturally congruent care for individuals, families, groups, and organizations within a context that is meaningful, beneficial, and inclusive of their healthcare values, beliefs, practices, traditions, communication styles, diverse roles,dietary preferences, and more. The text presents a global comparative perspective about Western and non-Western cultures and examines the future direction of transcultural nursing with insights into rural and urban cultures in the United States including the culture care of homeless mothers and children. The book chapters cover such topics as transcultural nursing, research, and healthcare in Kenya, Southeast Asia, Haiti, Syria, and Taiwan as well as translational research, globalization,conflict resolution, mental health considerations, Ayurvedic medicine, genetics and genomics in healthcare, integration of care and caring, and an overview of transcultural history, concepts, and principles. Leininger’s Transcultural Nursing: Concepts,Theories, Research, and Practices was edited by two experts in the field and uses Leininger's Theory of Culture Care Diversity and Universality and the Ethnonursing Research Method to provide a useful blend of theory and practical clinical information.

Studieren - Das Handbuch

Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827423603

Category: Science

Page: 352

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Studieren ist schwierig? - Nicht mit diesem Buch! Dieser praktische Leitfaden für Studienanfänger vermittelt grundlegende „Soft Skills“ (vom „Lernen lernen“ über Selbsteinschätzung, Zeit-, Projekt- und Stressmanagement bis zu Gedächtnis- und Schreibtraining, Prüfungs- und Klausursituationen sowie Karriereplanung u.v.m.) - locker präsentiert, in handliche Einheiten verpackt und je nach Bedarf selektiv nutzbar. Viele eingestreute kleine Tipps stehen neben Mini-Fragebögen, Kopiervorlagen für Tabellen, die man nicht im Buch ausfüllen möchte, und ähnlichen Hilfsmitteln. Das unterhaltsam-informative Werk beruht auf dem englischen Bestseller The Study Skilly Handbook und eignet sich für Abiturienten mit Studienwunsch, Studienanfänger verschiedenster Disziplinen und Quereinsteiger als Wegweiser durch die vielfältigen Anforderungen im "Studiendschungel".

Learning and Teaching Nursing

Author: B Sankaranarayanan,B Sindhu

Publisher: JP Medical Ltd

ISBN: 9350258757

Category: Medical

Page: 278

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A must read for nursing students, this book deals with essentials of nursing education, communication and educational technology. Considering the transnational acceptance of our profession, each chapter is written with an international perspective. It is earnestly hoped that the simple yet authentic explanations followed throughout this book with the help of suitable examples will make the subject of nursing education more palatable and interesting to the nursing community. Salient Features, First of its Kind, Meeting international standards, Simple yet authentic explanations, Enriched with suitable examples, Prepared as your lifelong companion, Well accepted by the nursing community. Book jacket.

Critical Thinking and Clinical Judgment

A Practical Approach to Outcome-focused Thinking

Author: Rosalinda Alfaro-LeFevre

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: 9781416039488

Category: Medical

Page: 303

View: 1589

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Develop the critical thinking skills you need for success in today's challenging healthcare setting with Critical Thinking and Clinical Judgment: A Practical Approach to Outcome-Focused Thinking, 4th Edition! This book's insightful and motivational style makes the concept of critical thinking come alive. Learning difficult concepts is easy with the book's "how-to" approach that provides supporting rationales to help you understand why and how to make decisions. User-friendly and motivational style with vivid examples, anecdotes, and real case scenarios brings content to life. Helps you work smarter - not harder - by providing workplace strategies for managing time, dealing with conflict, and giving bad news. Incorporates practical strategies to promote critical thinking with evidence showing why and how the strategies apply to real life. Emphasizes the importance of ethics- and standards-based professional practice in a world of increasing accountability to keep both you and your patients safe. Incorporates cultural, spiritual, and lifespan content throughout and addresses nurses' roles in hospitals, communities, and long-term care settings for a balanced, comprehensive look at critical thinking. Pre-Chapter Self-Tests help you focus on learning outcomes by identifying your learning needs. Independent learning is easy with user-friendly features such as Key Points, Critical Thinking Exercises, unique HMO ("Help Me Out") cartoons, and much more. New illustrations clarify key concepts and reflect the latest developments in critical thinking. UNIQUE! Applies brain-based learning principles through the use of strategies that challenge the mind to help you gain a better understanding of the content. A wealth of new content, including problem-focused versus outcome-focused thinking, prioritization, novice and expert thinking, evidence-based practice, and more, provides you with the latest information in the field. UNIQUE! Other Perspectives and Critical Moments vignettes with giraffe and elephant icons make learning this important information fun and engaging. Covers the Institute of Medicine's competencies and delegation strategies based on the ANA's Principles for Delegation. NCLEX® examination-style review section includes multiple-choice questions to helps you prepare for board exams.

Medical-Surgical Nursing Care

Author: Karen M. Burke,Priscilla T LeMone,Elaine Mohn-Brown,Linda Eby

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0133437019

Category: Medical

Page: 1424

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For students enrolled in licensed practical/vocational nursing programs (LPN/LVN) A Practice-Based Approach to Nursing Care Medical-Surgical Nursing Care, Fourth Edition gives students an in-depth understanding of the common diseases and disorders that affect adult patients.It provides a strong foundation for caring by emphasizing pathophysiology, nursing care, and patient teaching. The material in Nursing Care is presented in an easily-accessible format with streamlined content and a clear writing style that makes it easy for students to absorb information. Study aids throughout the text also help students focus less on memorization and more on practice and the integration of new material into their critical thought-processes. The Fourth Edition includes new content and features that will help students grow and develop as practical/vocational nurses.

Transitions in Nursing

Preparing for Professional Practice

Author: Esther Chang

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729542114

Category: Nursing

Page: 357

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This text recognises the issues and challenges faced by senior students making the transition to nursing practice. This book offers motivating discussion and insight to facilitate the shift from university to the workplace.This edition is restructured into three sections: From Student to Graduate; Skills for Dealing with the World of Work; and Organisational Environments. All chapters have been fully revised and updated with consistent pedagogical features. Themes addressed in the text include: learning to work in teams; understanding organisational structure; stress management for nurses; communication with patients and families; and professional development strategies. This book brings together a team of academics and clinical practitioners of the highest calibre. The text stimulates students' and nurses' interest in theory and concepts while providing strategies that can be tested and applied in nursing practice.

Theoretical Nursing

Development and Progress

Author: Afaf Ibrahim Meleis

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781736732

Category: Medical

Page: 807

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This text guides you through the evolution of nursing's theoretical foundations and examines the ways in which these principles influence the practice of the discipline."--Jacket.