Research for Evidence-Based Practice in Healthcare

Author: Robert Newell,Philip Burnard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118297067

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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This is an essential, accessible introduction to thepracticalities of research and evidence-based practice aimed at allpre-registration nursing and healthcare students. It placesresearch and evidence in the context of clinical practice,introduces the main methodological approaches in qualitative andquantitative research, and describes the processes of researchappraisal, dissemination and implementation. The new edition of Research for Evidence-Based Practicein Healthcare has been updated to include information for abroader health care audience. It engages students with the researchand evidence agenda, demonstrates the relevance of research andevidence to nursing practice, and provides the skills needed toexplore these areas in greater detail. Special features: · Apractical guide to research methods and evidence-based practice · Newedition of a successful student textbook · Includesa glossary of common research terms · Providescase studies, key points, further reading, and activitiesthroughout · Accompanying website with links to further reading

Vital Notes for Nurses

Research for Evidence-Based Practice

Author: Robert Newell,Philip Burnard

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1405125624

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Vital Notes for Nurses: Research for Evidence-based Practice provides a concise, accessible introduction to research and evidence based practice for pre-registration students and newly qualified nurses. It places research and evidence in the context of clinical practice, introduces the main methodological approaches in qualitative and quantitative research and describes the processes of research appraisal, dissemination and implementation. Vital Notes for Nurses: Research for Evidence-based Practice engages students with the research and evidence agenda, demonstrates the relevance of research and evidence to nursing practice, and provides them with the skills needed to explore these areas in greater detail. Each chapter stands alone but contains links to other chapters, together with further reading for students wanting to pursue methods in more detail.

Vital Notes for Nurses

Nursing Models, Theories and Practice

Author: Hugh McKenna,Oliver Slevin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118305922

Category: Medical

Page: 248

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Vital Notes for Nurses: Nursing Models, Theories and Practiceprovides a concise, accessible introduction to the development,application and evaluation of nursing theories and clearly outlinestheir relevance to everyday nursing practice. It encourages thereader to view theories from a broader conceptual base, enablingthem to be more objective when it comes to clinical practice. Suitable for nursing students and newly qualified nurses, theauthors explore the relationship between nursing theories andpractice, specifically analysing their origins, development,selection and use. It discusses how nursing theories evolve, howthey relate to nursing roles, how to select a nursing theoryrelevant to your practice, and how to evaluate theoriescritically. Key Features: • Clearly examines the relationship between nursingtheory, clinical practice and nursing roles • Written in a clear, accessible style which assumes no priorknowledge • Useful to all nursing students on the common foundationprogramme as well as newly qualified nurses. • Each chapter includes features such as activities, casestudies and learning objectives • In the Vital Notes for Nurses series

Mentoring Nursing and Healthcare Students

Author: David Kinnell,Philip Hughes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446244067

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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"This key text offers mentors and students an insight into the relationship between mentorship theory, policy and practice." - Diane Tofts, Kings College London What does effective mentoring mean in actual practice? How can I be a good mentor? This book answers these questions and is designed to offer nursing and healthcare students a foundation in effective mentoring. Chapters examine the roles and responsibilities of the mentor, and how they enhance the process of mentorship. By examining the relevant competencies and knowledge base, the book provides an essential framework for developing the practice skills needed for successful mentoring. Key features include: - Embedded in real-life practice and case study examples - Offers tips for successful mentoring and reflects upon likely challenges - Features a range of interactive study activities linked to the student and mentor's experiences - Presents the most up-to-date professional guidance - Includes running themes of reflective practice; evidence-based practice and multi-professional working. Mentoring Nursing & Healthcare Students will help both the mentor and the student to develop the skills needed for effective collaboration. It is the core text for mentor preparation and mentor update courses in nursing, midwifery and allied health.

Law for Nurse Leaders, Second Edition

Author: Diana Ballard, JD, MBA, RN,Paula DiMeo Grant, BSN, MA, JD, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826133576

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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Praise for the First Edition: "This book is so well written! I cannot say enough positive things about the material I have read. ...This is excellent material and should be a 'stock' book in the library of every nurse!"--Helen Gordon, DNP, MS, CNM, Assistant Professor, Duke School of Nursing One of the most hotly discussed and debated areas of society today, health care law carries a host of legal and ethical complexities that nurses and providers must increasingly recognize and factor into their best decision making. This convenient and comprehensive reference, written by expert nurse attorneys, untangles the legal dilemmas often encountered in contemporary nursing practice, such as nursing malpractice/negligence and liability, risk management, corporate compliance, employment law, business law, and dispute resolution as they relate to health care law and nursing practice. Written with the same no-nonsense, understandable language of the first edition, this revision continues to break down the often complex legalese of health care law and now includes two completely new chapters on the evolving roles of advanced practice nurses and managing disasters and public health emergencies. Multiple case studies and legal analyses walk the reader through the varied scenarios nurse leaders will confront with staff and patient-related legal issues they will encounter on a regular basis. New to the Second Edition: Revised to reflect multiple changes in health care law and updated information to the nursing/legal arena A new chapter, "Advanced Practice Nursing," covers increasing responsibilities in primary care, dynamics of health care reform, and changing nursing roles A New chapter, "Disasters and Public Health Emergencies," discusses major laws governing these events and hospital emergency operations plans Key Features: Serves as a comprehensive text for undergraduate and graduate programs Includes Objectives, Conclusions and Trends, and Key Points in each chapter Presents real-life cases and interactive features to reinforce learning Addresses business topics and corporate law, not typically covered in similar texts Covers nursing malpractice, risk management, employment law, business law, corporate compliance, and dispute resolution

Mental Health Nursing E-Book

Author: Ruth Elder,Katie Evans,Debra Nizette,Steve Trenoweth

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702046647

Category: Medical

Page: 496

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This exciting new book offers a contemporary manual for the mental health nurse within a mental health care system that is increasingly focused on recovery. Mental Health Nursing incorporates recent policy changes that place a greater emphasis on person-centred and social caring, whilst retaining a strong evidence base. The holistic, skills-based approach helps the student and the beginning practitioner to understand the complex causation of mental illness, its diagnosis, effective interventions and treatments, and the client’s experience of mental illness. Broad, yet in-depth, examination of the essential features of contemporary mental health nursing practice A manual for practice - a skills-based approach provides clear guidance to novices on how to complete essential mental health nursing roles ‘Critical Thinking Challenges’ based on Case Histories provide a realistic context ‘Nurse’s Stories’ explore the reality of mental health nursing care On-line resources guide the reader to reflect upon the essential content and ideas contained within each chapter

Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing - E-Book

Author: Ruth Elder,Katie Evans,Debra Nizette

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729578771

Category: Medical

Page: 498

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The new edition of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing focuses on practice in mental health and psychiatric care integrating theory and the realities of practice. Mental wellness is featured as a concept, and the consideration of a range of psychosocial factors helps students contextualise mental illness and psychiatric disorders. The holistic approach helps the student and the beginning practitioner understand the complex causation of mental illness, its diagnosis, effective interventions and treatments, and the client’s experience of mental illness.

Best Practices

Evidence-based Nursing Procedures

Author: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781582555324

Category: Medical

Page: 628

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Now in its Second Edition with a new title, Best Practices: Evidence-Based Nursing Procedures is an excellent compilation of "best" practices based on current research and expert consensus findings. This timely, authoritative reference applies research findings directly to every aspect of nursing practice to guide nurses in performing procedures for patients with a full range of conditions and illnesses. This edition provides a thorough update and review and includes new procedures and practices. Every entry is evidence-based, identifies the sources of the evidence, and now includes manufacturer recommendations. Nursing diagnoses, expected outcomes, and unexpected outcomes (complications) are now discussed for each procedure.

Advanced Concepts in Multiple Sclerosis Nursing Care

Author: June Halper, MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 9781935281061

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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The nurse plays a vital role as an educator, care provider, and advocate for patients and families affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). The companion book to an earlier work, Comprehensive Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis, Advanced Concepts in Multiple Sclerosis Nursing Care, 2nd Edition examines complex issues in MS management and reflects a new philosophy of MS care: one of empowerment. The focus is on the numerous settings in which MS nurses practice, as well as their many roles and responsibilities in managing this highly variable disease. It will provide the reader with an updated view of MS along with a greater understanding of its lifelong impact. Special features of the second edition include: A new chapter on sustaining hope in MS patients A new chapter on treatment of acute exacerbations A new chapter on emerging intravenous therapies Expanded sections on pain, depression, and skin care with frequent injections The book is divided into sections dealing with the disease itself, advanced practice requirements for nurses, and advanced symptom management. Contributors to Advanced Concepts in Multiple Sclerosis Nursing Care, 2nd Edition are nurse clinicians and researchers who work in geographically diverse practice settings throughout North America and Europe. The book will provide nurses with tools and strategies to improve the lives affected by multiple sclerosis and to reinforce the role of the nurse in managing it.

Population-Based Nursing, Second Edition

Concepts and Competencies for Advanced Practice

Author: Ann L. Curley, PhD, RN,Patty A. Vitale, MD, MPH, FAAP

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826130496

Category: Medical

Page: 332

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Now in its second edition, this continues to be the only advanced practice nursing text to focus on core competencies in both epidemiology and population health. The new edition delivers essential content for Doctoral Nursing Programs (DNP) as outlined by the AACN, and encompasses the many changes in healthcare that affect population-based nursing, including the latest requirements set forth by the enactment of the ACA. All chapters include updated information, new content, and relevant case examples that exemplify successful strategies nurses have used to improve population outcomes. Featuring the contributions of several esteemed new authors, the second edition includes a timely new chapter on global health in population-based nursing and vital information about how new technology and social media can be used to improve population outcomes and to develop innovative solutions. The text describes the role of the APRN in identifying and mitigating healthcare disparities at the national and global level, and provides guidance on how to conduct community assessments. New topics include pay for performance implemented by the S, the overconsumption of salt and increasing use of electronic cigarettes, toxic stress, and more. High-level discussion questions and exercises help to reinforce core concepts. New online materials for faculty include answers to problem sets and supplemental discussion questions. In addition to its value as a primary course textbook in a DNP program, the text also serves as a supplementary text for graduate community health nursing programs. New to the Second Edition: Delivers essential content for Doctoral Nursing Practice (DNP) programs as outlined by the AACN Explains how new technology and social media can be used to improve population outcomes and develop innovative interventions Offers high-level exercises and questions for discussion Presents a timely new chapter on global health in population-based nursing Covers ACA-related requirements such as conducting community health needs assessmentsProvides updated information in all chapters with relevant examples, case studies, discussion questions, and references Offers guidelines on the APRNís role in policy-making Presents expanded information on causality, confounding, and describes a comprehensive approach to measuring and interpreting survival data including prognosis Updates program design and development Key Features: Focuses on both epidemiology and population-based nursing competencies Describes the APRN role in identifying and mitigating healthcare disparities at local, national, and global levels Provides guidance in conducting community assessments Includes examples of successful strategies used to improve population outcomes Explains how new technology and social media can be used for the improvement of population outcomes and the development of new and creative interventions. Provides a strong foundation in epidemiologic methodology including mortality measures, the validity and reliability of testing, study designs, sample size, assessing risk and causality, and data analysis and interpretation Offers high-level exercises and questions for discussion to help students synthesize, integrate, and apply information

Fast Facts for Evidence-Based Practice

Implementing EBP in a Nutshell

Author: Maryann Godshall, PhD(c), MSN, CCRN, CPN, CNE

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826105684

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Designated a 2014 Doodyís Core Title by Doodyís Medical Reviews Concise and comprehensive, this book covers the basics of nursing research and the essentials of how to implement Evidence Based Practice (EBP). Using the short, reader-friendly, Fast Facts Series 'style,' the book is designed for those RNs studying Evidence Based Practice (EBP) who want quick access core content. Undergraduate nursing students who want a solid review of evidence based practice (& nursing research) will also find this book useful, as well as RN to BSNs student who need to assimilate content on basic nursing research. It is vital for both the practicing RNs and students to know the basics of EBP and understand how EBP can be implemented. Key features covered include: Delivery of a wide scope of EBP content in the abbreviated style of the Fast Facts series Includes coverage of quantitative and qualitative research approaches, defining the 'compelling question', finding and critiquing the evidence, and disseminating the research Unlocks the mystery surrounding systematic reviews and searching a database Class-tested content, used in seated and online course environments

Simulation Scenarios for Nursing Educators, Second Edition

Making It Real

Author: Suzanne Hetzel Campbell, PhD, APRN-C, IBCLC,Karen Daley, PhD, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826193277

Category: Medical

Page: 576

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Awarded second place in the 2013 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Information Technology/Informatics category ìThe passion, caring, and inspiration of the authors are reflected and demonstrated in each and every chapterÖCompiling all of the authorsí lessons learned, teaching-learning strategies, and in-depth research and exploration of their topics, this book is an excellent guide for nursing faculty just getting started with simulations or is validation for faculty who are already using this pedagogy.î From the Foreword by Pamela R. Jeffries, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing This second edition of an acclaimed book for nurse educators provides a practical, step-by-step guide to designing and developing simulation scenarios and integrating them into the nursing curriculum. Based on extensive discussion with contributing authors and new faculty, the text has been updated to include changes in simulation pedagogy since the first edition was published in 2008, and thoroughly reorganized to facilitate greater ease-of-use. Outstanding features include scenarios easily adaptable to the instructorís own lab, and a new section on graduate nursing education and interdisciplinary clinical scenarios. Scenarios are ordered according to their complexity for ease of access. The authors provide concrete information about the use of simulation in a variety of programs, courses, and schools, and describe how nursing faculty have mastered the challenge of integrating simulation into their curricula, from fundamental nursing arenas to more complex levels of care. Chapters discuss how simulation can be used with such diverse populations as medical-surgical, geriatric, pediatric, trauma, obstetric, and home care. The book offers scenario-running instructions, as well as recommendations on developing faculty, integrating point-of-care decision-making tools and necessary equipment, how to set up a lab (including static to high-fidelity manikins), and much more. Scenarios explore key themes in nursing, from ethics, spirituality and palliative care, to communication and cultural diversity. A template for creating scenarios spans the text and includes student preparation materials, forms, and checklists. This updated edition includes: Scenarios easily adaptable to an instructorís own lab A new section on graduate nursing education and interdisciplinary clinical scenarios New interdisciplinary, interprofessional, and community-based scenarios Expansive chapter templates Focus on cultural sensitivity, health literacy, and research methods Information on certification issues and integrating e-records in simulation

Critical Care Nursing,Diagnosis and Management,7

Critical Care Nursing

Author: Linda Diann Urden,Kathleen M. Stacy,Mary E. Lough

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323091784

Category: Medical

Page: 1207

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Nine sections highlight the alterations seen in critical care and make it easy to understand the unique challenges of critical care nursing. An abundance of learning tools such as Patient Safety Alerts, Evidence-Based Practice boxes, NIC interventions, case studies, Pharmacologic Management boxes, and more give you a better understanding of clinical practice and help you reference vital information quickly and easily. New to this edition: Combined chapter on shock, sepsis and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome makes understanding similar physiologic processes easier. Chapter summaries provide quick study guides by organizing key information in the chapter. New! 6-second, standard ECG strips help you learn to identify wave forms and accurately reflect what you'll use in practice. New equipment information and photos accurately depicts what you'll encounter in a modern critical care unit.

Teaching in Nursing

A Guide for Faculty

Author: Diane M. Billings,Judith A. Halstead

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032329054X

Category: Nursing

Page: 576

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Prepare for success as a nurse educator. Recommended by the National League for Nursing for comprehensive Certified Nurse Educator preparation, this resource is the only book of its kind to cover all three components of teaching: instruction, curriculum, and evaluation. As it walks you through the day-to-day challenges of teaching, it provides guidance on such topics curriculum and test development, diverse learning styles, the redesign of healthcare systems, and advancements in technology and information. This new edition adds updated information reflecting the latest trends and advances in both education and nursing.--Adapted from back cover.

Practice Development Workbook for Nursing, Health and Social Care Teams

Author: Jan Dewing,Brendan McCormack,Angie Titchen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118676750

Category: Medical

Page: 248

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If you’re looking to develop and improve your nursing,health or social care practice, either individually or as part of ateam, the Practice Development Workbook for Nursing, Health andSocial Care Teams offers a wide-ranging selection ofactivities, tools and resources covering vital aspects of practicedevelopment. Written as a companion volume to the latestedition of the best-selling Practice Development in Nursing andHealthcare, this new resource grounds practice development inday-to-day nursing and health and social care through accessible,informative learning activities. It also focuses on practicalways in which teams can make their workplace cultures moreeffective and person-centred, and enables practitioners to empowerthemselves to make compassionate care a fundamental part ofeffective health and social care systems. Key features: Offers a full range of resources and tools to support allstages of learning and development towards person-centred practice,including learning activities, templates, posters, tips and hints,information sheets, and checklists. Includes practical advice for teams to involve patients,clients and residents in the transformation of workplace culturesand bringing about sustainable change Perfect for use both by individuals or by those working ingroup settings Presents informative and accessible information throughactivities and key learning points rather than just theory Fully linked to Practice Development in Nursing andHealthcare, second edition, but can also be used as astand-alone resource Includes access to a companion website featuring even moretools and resources, including: sample Powerpoint presentations,worksheets and reflection tools, questionnaires and checklists,evaluation tools, as well as a bonus chapter on 'Sharing andCelebrating'