Learn step-by-step how to build a concept map, develop a nursing diagnosis, and choose realistic outcomes and individualized interventions. This nursing guide leads you expertly through the care plan process, backed by the Made Incredibly Easy series' trademark humor, plentiful illustrations, and down-to-earth explanations. Master the concepts and process of care planning
This jargon-free guide is suitable for all trainee and registered health professionals who require knowledge and understanding of drugs used in the treatment of mental health conditions for prescribing or administering purposes. A life-saving pocketbook that you can easily carry anywhere you go! Introductory material provides a background on psychotropic drugs, the etiology of mental illness, some of the commonly used drugs in practice and brief notes on common non-pharmacological interventional options.
By embracing the major conceptual and theoretical contributions to nursing research that are outside of traditional nursing theory, this book serves as a vital resource for nurse researchers, and one that is indispensable for doctoral nursing students embarking on their dissertations. Containing the full complement of information required for the Theoretical Foundations of Nursing course for PhD programs, the text supports the foundational skills needed for excellence in research and scholarship. The book examines in depth the components of nursing theory and the types of theory used in nursing research and practice, and teaches students about the nature and use of concepts and the development of critical thinking skills that are essential for nursing research
Using construction as their metaphor, authors Joe Tye and Bob Dent make a compelling case that an organization's invisible architecture ? a foundation of core values, a superstructure of organizational culture, and the interior finish of workplace attitude ? is no less important than its visible architecture. Further, they assert that culture will not change unless people change, and people will not change unless they are inspired to do so and given the right tools. Building a Culture of Ownership in Healthcare takes readers on a journey from accountability to ownership[md]providing a proven model, strategies, and practical solutions to help improve organizational culture in the healthcare setting. Learn how investing in your organization and your people can enable a significant, successful change in productivity; employee engagement; nurse satisfaction, recruitment, and retention; quality of care; patient satisfaction; and financial outcomes.
The Third Edition of Child Abuse Quick Reference is completely revised and expanded, with new and emerging science for the multidisciplinary response to child abuse. It features updated models for the investigation, diagnosis, and treatment of child abuse as well as three all-new chapters on: nonfatal strangulation in children, pregnancy in sexually abused minors, and prevention of child maltreatment. With this latest edition, Child Abuse Quick Reference remains the most detailed and convenient field guide to child maltreatment?ideal for professionals working directly with abused children. Medical practitioners, social workers, attorneys, law enforcement personnel, and others will find this easy-to-use guide essential to their work on the front lines of prevention and intervention in cases of child maltreatment.
Concise and easy to read, this popular manual has provided a practical approach to the diagnosis and medical management of problems in the newborn through seven outstanding editions. The Eighth Edition of Cloherty and Stark's Manual of Neonatal Care maintains that tradition of excellence, offering NICU physicians, neonatal-perinatal fellows, residents, and neonatal nurse practitioners quick access to key clinical information, fully updated to reflect recent advances in the field. Written in an easy-access outline format, this extensively revised edition covers current, practical approaches to the evaluation and management of routine and complex conditions encountered in the fetus and the newborn.
offers clear and simple explanations of vital terms and their everyday use in nursing practice. Backed by humor and chock full of illustrations, this enjoyable text is the perfect backup to class materials and the ideal on-the-job refresher for experienced nurses and all healthcare professionals. Learn how to decipher complex terms from the roots up?and take your confidence to a whole new level.
...tackles topics ranging from social media and crucial communications to resiliency and stress management. It provides tools to help nurses create safer, more respectful workplaces and combat the ongoing cycle of bullying. Cheryl Dellasega, author of the groundbreaking Surviving Ophelia, explores relational aggression and the nature of nurseon- nurse violence while establishing an action plan for the future.
Preceded by When nurses hurt nurses : recognizing and overcoming the cycle of nurse bullying / Cheryl Dellasega. c2011.
provides scripts and scenarios to facilitate better, more effective communication in healthcare settings. Chapters feature do's and don'ts, reflective questions, and practical tools to help you improve your on-the-job interactions. Whether you are a new nurse at the bedside or the CEO of a major healthcare facility, this fully revised second edition will show you how to: ? Work with frustrated families, angry physicians, and uncooperative colleagues ? Deal with gossip, harassment, and other tough topics ? Successfully address workloads, management styles, and other tricky subjects ? Improve the patient experience ? Overcome conversation traps
...delineates strategies for shaping healthy work environments. What is a positive work culture, why is it needed, and how can leaders establish a climate of mutual respect? Huston explores these topics through the lens of her personal experiences and offers insights from thought leaders in workplace culture. This guide helps nurse leaders learn to maintain appropriate boundaries, build effective teams, avoid micromanaging, and reduce workplace stress
Using clear, concise definitions backed by abundant images, this vital text explains disease pathophysiology, with expert guidance on anatomy, symptoms, assessment skills, and hands-on patient care. Ideal for students, new nurses, and experienced nurses needing a review, this is a must-have guide to providing appropriate, effective patient care. Follow these real-world visuals and top-notch directions for treating common diseases.
Feeling overwhelmed by the mere thought of writing your dissertation or scholarly project? Wondering how to begin and where to find the time? You are not alone. Earning your advanced degree is an extraordinary accomplishment, but completing those final stages can be a daunting task. A Nurse's Step By-Step Guide to Writing a Dissertation or Scholarly Project, Second Edition, is a straightforward how-to guide. This book is intentionally concise because, let's be honest, the last thing a busy candidate needs is another unwieldy, doorstop-sized book. Packed with practical steps and tools, this fully updated second edition?which includes a new chapter on the various formats for manuscript dissertations? will help you plan, document, organize, and write your dissertation or scholarly project. Don't go it alone; let author and fellow dissertation survivor Karen Roush help you get from square one to DONE.
In healthcare, patients'psychological trauma may manifest in odd, uncomfortable, or confusing behaviors. Nurses and healthcare workers must recognize that patients may be feeling unsafe or struggling with low self-esteem, anxiety, grief, loneliness, or depression born from trauma. As nurses listen to, empathize with, and sometimes grieve with the people they care for, they need to comprehend the ?why? behind these feelings and actions. The Influence of Psychological Trauma in Nursing helps nurses gain awareness and knowledge about trauma and recovery so they can heal and bring holistic healing to others. Authors Karen J. Foli and John R. Thompson provide a primer on psychological trauma, helping readers identify and understand the common forms of trauma in society. Filled with examples, tools, assessments, and learning objectives, this book helps nurses move forward as trauma-informed caregivers.
The General Practice Nurse's role has changed enormously over the past few decades. This helpful book gives an up-to-date overview of the GPN's responsibilities, providing relevant information about clinical skills and knowledge, health promotion and screening, and the management and assessment of long-term conditions most commonly presented in primary care. The book is edited by Deborah Duncan, a nurse educator and GPN, and includes contributions from other nurses who are experienced in their fields. It contains a wealth of references and resources, enabling the reader to gain more detailed knowledge of each topic. There are also reader's activities (designed to reinforce the content) scattered throughout the text. Aimed at nurses in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, who want to work in primary care, this will be a vital resource for those who are new to General Practice Nursing as well as those returning to it after a long gap.
[Book written for nurses in the UK, but could be applicable to Nurse Practitioners in Canada and the USA. SL]
Through stories of caring moments, transpersonal journeys, and ongoing evolution, Caritas Coaching provides nurses and other caregivers a deep, intimate look at how to integrate Caring Science into their practice. Caring Science offers a scientific and philosophical context to explore, describe, and research human healing ? ultimately providing a path for bringing care back into healthcare. By integrating Caring Science into their practice, nurses can balance information and technology with the human side of healthcare.
This book seeks to provide students and practicing nurses with the tools to better understand and engage in scientific arguments to support quality nursing and evidence-based practice. The nature of nursing and its relationship with science remains an area of ongoing debate, controversy and considerable confusion to both students and practitioners. For a science-based health discipline, it is something of a paradox that most nursing students have limited exposure to scientific philosophy education, which is not covered in depth in many modern university nursing programmes. This work seeks to remedy this: in providing material on modern scientific research methods, with particular emphasis on the context of practice, it presents an alternative theoretical iteration of holistic nursing as scientific inquiry. The author is a passionate advocate for empirical and pragmatic approaches to nursing, and the book provides challenging ideas to support a new wave of critical-thinking in contemporary nursing, confronting postmodern dogma with contemporary scientific critique. In doing so, this text engages readers with the art of progressive empirical client-centred care, appropriate for the development of 21st century holistic nursing practice.
Get a thorough grounding in delivering safe, effective infusion therapy with the friendly support and technical guidance of the newly updated Infusion Therapy Made Incredibly Easy!®, 5th edition. This complete how-to on administering and monitoring different IV medications delivers clear direction on vital concepts, terms, and techniques?backed by numerous illustrations, confidence-building humor, and expert insights. Offering clear, concise direction for nursing students, this popular Incredibly Easy!® text is also the ideal refresher for nurses and all practitioners learning best practices for a range of infusion therapies.
Preceded by I.V. therapy made incredibly easy!. 4th ed. c2010.
Drawn from real-world experience and current research, the fully updated LGBTQ Cultures, 3rd Edition paves the way for healthcare professionals to provide well-informed, culturally sensitive healthcare to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) patients. This vital guide fills the LGBTQ awareness gaps, including replacing myths and stereotypes with facts, and measuring the effects of social stigma on health. Vital for all nursing specialties, this is the seminal guide to actively providing appropriate, culturally sensitive care to persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
features 8 units covering obstetric evaluation and Neonatal Resuscitation Program information and skills, as well as units on thermal care and neonatal hypoglycemia. PCEP is a proven educational tool for: Improving perinatal care know-how, policies, practices and procedures. Establishing organization-wide care goals and routines. Teaching both practical skills and cognitive knowledge. Saving time and money -- streamline the learning process. Reducing care risks through staff-wide consistency of knowledge and skills competency. Encouraging cooperation and communication among diverse staff
features 10 units covering information and skills assessment and initial management of frequently encountered neonatal illnesses, plus the comprehensive unit review Is the Baby Sick?, which ties all neonatal therapies and skills together for management of sick and at-risk newborns. PCEP is a proven educational tool for: Improving perinatal care know-how, policies, practices and procedures. Establishing organization-wide care goals and routines. Teaching both practical skills and cognitive knowledge. Saving time and money -- streamline the learning process. Reducing care risks through staff-wide consistency of knowledge and skills competency. Encouraging cooperation and communication among diverse staff. Simplifying education planning and budgeting