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Concepts For Nursing Practice

Author : Jean Foret Giddens
ISBN : 9780323389464
Genre : Medical
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Looking for a conversational and easy-to-follow book that walks you through the most important nursing concepts and helps you apply them in practice? Then look no further than Concepts for Nursing Practice, 2nd Edition! Written by conceptual learning expert Jean Giddens, this innovative interactive text explains 58 of the most common nursing concepts — including six all new concepts — that span the areas of patient physiology, patient behavior, and the professional nursing environment. Featured exemplars for each concept are also discussed to help you more easily understand the concepts and apply them to the clinical setting. In addition to more concepts and featured exemplar sections, this new second edition also boasts a more intuitive organization and review questions for both RN and LPN/LVN programs. In a nutshell, Concepts for Nursing Practice, 2nd Edition is not only the key to understanding nursing concepts, it’s also the way to hone your clinical reasoning skills and be confidently prepared for almost any workplace situation. Authoritative content written by expert Jean Giddens sets the standard for the rapidly growing concept-based curriculum movement. Exemplar lists for each concept, covering the lifespan and all clinical settings aid readers in assimilating concepts into practice. Case studies in each chapter allow readers to apply knowledge of concepts to real world examples. Logical organization of concepts into units and themes helps readers form immediate connections among related concepts – a key to conceptual learning. Original concept illustrations give readers visual cues to understanding and making connections across concepts. NEW! Six all-new concepts — spirituality, self-management, sleep, hormonal regulation, fatigue, and health disparities — cover a broader spectrum of nursing practice and provide added flexibility across a variety of nursing programs. NEW! Featured exemplar sections highlight selected exemplars related to each concept and provide a brief synopsis of the exemplar. NEW! Expanded resources for LPN/LVN programs include unique student review questions to offer additional study assistance. NEW! Revised format for Health and Illness concepts includes concise and consistent explanations of conditions across the lifespan along with the rationale for care. NEW! Revised format for Health Care Recipient and Professional Nursing/Health Care concepts provides streamlined explanations of conceptual material in a more logical order. NEW! Renamed theme on Resilience (formerly Coping and Stress Tolerance) emphasizes this increasingly important aspect of personal responsibility in health and illness.
Category: Medical

Transcultural Concepts In Nursing Care

Author : Margaret M. Andrews
ISBN : 0781736803
Genre : Medical
File Size : 28.36 MB
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Now in its Fourth Edition, this transcultural nursing text conveys the importance of diverse cultural knowledge for the evaluation of patient outcomes, understanding persons in clinical settings and appropriate responses to clinical situations during the nurse/client interaction. Detailed theory is discussed and each chapter contains awareness exercises to ensure comprehension of the nursing role as trusted health care providers. Coverage includes cultural variation in lifestyle, communication and beliefs. New to this edition is a two-color design; revised content on assessment and applications of concepts; a new chapter on culturally appropriate interventions; and, more case studies, research studies and clinical vignettes.
Category: Medical

Essentials For Nursing Practice

Author : Patricia A. Potter
ISBN : 9780323188814
Genre : Medical
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Taking all the expert nursing content and student-friendly features of Potter and Perry’s Fundamentals text and streamlining it into a shorter format, Essentials for Nursing Practice, 8th Edition is the perfect choice to help busy nursing students master all the fundamental nursing principles in less time! This new 8th edition contains the nursing principles, concepts, skills, and easy-to-follow format that nursing students have come to love about Potter and Perry’s Basic Nursing — all updated with the latest information, visuals, and learning features. Plus, this reinvigorated Essentials text is streamlined and re-designed to work better with the rest of your books. It also comes with a wide array of online learning tools (free with book purchase) to help you master the important nursing concepts and skills with ease. Progressive case studies are introduced at the beginning of the chapter and are then used to tie together the care plan, concept map, clinical decision-making exercises, and QSEN scenarios. Safety guidelines for nursing skills sections precede each skills section to help you focus on safe and effective skills performance. Nursing skills at the end of each chapter feature full-bleed coloring on the edge of the page to make them easy to locate. UNIQUE! Clinical Decision-Making exercises coordinate directly with the progressive case study presented in the chapter. Focused Patient Assessment tables include actual questions to help you learn how to effectively phrase questions to patients as well as target physical assessment techniques. Evaluation boxes bring everything together after nursing interventions have been implemented. Patient Teaching boxes help you plan effective teaching by first identifying an outcome, then developing strategies on how to teach, and finally, implementing measures to evaluate learning. Care of the Older Adult boxes highlight key aspects of nursing assessment and care for this growing population. NEW! QSEN scenarios present a clinical situation followed by an open-ended question designed to help you understand and apply these core competencies. NEW! Chapter on professional nursing includes information on QSEN, prioritization, delegation, and professional levels. NEW! Completely revised review questions contain a strong mix of clinical thinking and application-level questions. NEW! Content on the impact of exercise covers its influence on disease reduction, compassion fatigue, lateral violence, cyber bullying, social media implications, caregiver strain, and safe patient handling. NEW! Expanded use of Evidence-Based Practice boxes include a PICO question, summary of the results of a research study, and a description of how the study has affected nursing practice — in every chapter. NEW! Patient-Centered Care boxes address racial and ethnic diversity along with the cultural differences that impact socioeconomic status, values, geography, and religion. These will related to the chapter case studies when possible.
Category: Medical

Essentials Of Nursing Practice

Author : Catherine Delves-Yates
ISBN : 9781526451552
Genre : Medical
File Size : 39.97 MB
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Drawing together the best of text, video and interactive material for the complete introduction to modern nursing. This ground-breaking textbook has been brought together by 8 editors, 37 contributors, 18 patients, 13 practitioners and 15 student nurses providing a comprehensive overview of holistic, person-centred nursing practice. Key features: A wealth of activities including critical thinking, reflection and ‘what’s the evidence boxes’. Real-life ‘voices’ from patients, students and practitioners are integrated throughout the text A clear and effective learning design aimed to help students understand the core theory, skills and knowledge, apply it effectively to practice, build their academic skills and succeed in assignments. Addresses the transition to the new NMC Standards of Proficiency with a new tool developed for educators mapping the content of the book to both the existing and new standards. The book uniquely blends online resources with traditional print-based learning which are brought seamlessly together through free access to an interactive eBook version of the text. Dedicated online resources for both students and lecturers take the book even further providing the definitive package for nurse education.
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Pathophysiology Applied To Nursing Practice

Author : Esther Chang
ISBN : 0729537439
Genre : Medical
File Size : 70.94 MB
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Has been written to provide a fundation for understanding major pathophysiological process, applied pharmacology and related nursing implications. The text includes a holistic framework for assessment of major health breakdown problems. Australian original title.
Category: Medical

Maternal Newborn Nursing Women S Health Care

Author : Sally B. Olds
ISBN : UOM:39015052543330
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 87.52 MB
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Nurses working with childbearing families face a variety new challenges, including shortened lengths of hospital stay, the trend toward greater use of community-based and home care, and downsizing and mergers of health-care systems. This book is not only important reading for maternity nurses, but also can be used as an invaluable reference tool. The Seventh Edition of this popular book not only continues to emphasize the central role played by maternity nurses working with today's childbearing families, but also includes a global perspective, covering culture as a factor in relating to the woman's childbirth experience. It also includes a comprehensive, accessible segment on women's health issues. For nurses in the fields of women's health, maternity, and newborn care.
Category: Health & Fitness

Advanced Concepts In Multiple Sclerosis Nursing Care

Author : June Halper, MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN
ISBN : 1935281062
Genre : Medical
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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.
Category: Medical

Role Development Professional Nursing Practice

Author : Kathleen Masters
ISBN : 9781284152913
Genre : Medical
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Role Development in Professional Nursing Practice, Fifth Edition focuses on the progression of the professional nursing role, addressing teamwork and collaboration, communication, leadership, quality improvement and safety, evidence-based practice and informatics.
Category: Medical

Pharmacology For Nursing Care

Author : Richard A. Lehne
ISBN : 9781437735826
Genre : Medical
File Size : 90.98 MB
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Pharmacology for Nursing Care, 8th Edition , features a uniquely engaging writing style, clear explanations, and unmatched clinical precision and currency to helps the reader gain a solid understanding of key drugs and their implications -- as opposed to just memorization of certain facts.
Category: Medical