In a book as eye-opening as it is riveting, practicing nurse and regular contributor to the New York Times Theresa Brown invites us to experience not just a day in the life of a nurse but all the life that happens in just one day on a busy teaching hospital’s cancer ward. In the span of twelve hours, lives can be lost, life-altering treatment decisions made, and dreams fulfilled or irrevocably stolen. Every day, Theresa Brown holds these lives in her hands. On this day, there are four.
Unfolding in real time under the watchful eyes of Theresa Brown--a dedicated nurse and an insightful chronicler of events--we are given an unprecedented view into the individual struggles as well as the larger truths about medicine in this country. By shift’s end, we have witnessed something profound about hope and humanity.
“This meticulous, absorbing shift-in-the-life account of one nurse’s day on a cancer ward stands out for its honesty, clarity, and heart. Brown . . . juggles the fears, hopes, and realities of a 12-hour shift in a typical urban hospital with remarkable insight and unflagging care. Her memoir is a must-read for nurses or anyone close to one.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“An empathetic and absorbing narrative as riveting as a TV drama.” —Kirkus Reviews
“I am filled with awe and gratitude for the work that the nurses like Theresa Brown do every day. She captures perfectly their central role in any patient’s life!” —Susan M. Love, MD, chief visionary officer, Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, and author of Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book
COME HOME, COWBOY
Mustang Valley • by Cathy McDavid
Single dad Josh Dempsey returns to the Dos Estrellas Ranch to start over. Cara Alverez operates a mustang sanctuary on the ranch and isn't ready for a romantic relationship…but Josh is intent on changing her mind.
HIS RANCH OR HERS Snowy Owl Ranchers • by Roz Denny Fox
Being in the Green Berets prepared Zeke Maxwell for anything—anything except inheriting a ranch and an ornery forewoman who wants the land herself. Can he convince Myra Odell he belongs on the ranch…and in her heart?
THE WOULD-BE DADDY Safe Harbor Medical • by Jacqueline Diamond
Psychologist Franca Brightman and surgeon Marshall Davis have completely different opinions on almost everything—but especially about children. So when an unexpected night of passion leads to pregnancy, will it mean war…or a wedding?
SAFE IN THE LAWMAN'S ARMS Hope, Montana • by Patricia Johns
Montana sheriff Mike Cruise has short-term custody of his young niece Katy, so he hires pregnant nanny Mallory Smythe. But when he must protect Katy and Mallory from an outside threat, Mike realizes he wants more than temporary!
If you love small towns and cowboys, watch out for 4 new Harlequin American Romance titles every month! Romance the all-American way!
Whether you’re a professional nurse who wants to transition into critical care nursing or a student seeking to excel in your advanced studies, Critical Care Nursing Demystified is the book you need to quickly and easily understand the key concepts and advanced trends of this specialty.
In order to make the learning process as quick and effective as possible, each chapter contains lesson objectives, key terms, NCLEX®-style Q&A, and vignettes of nursing situations you’re likely to encounter in the workplace. You’ll also find a comprehensive final exam and coverage that includes overviews of basic anatomy and physiology of target organ systems, detailed health assessments using the body systems approach, diagnostic studies utilized to confirm an illness, common critical procedures performed, current medications used in the treatment of the critical care patient, and implementation of the nursing process to identify and solve patient concerns.
Learn how to care for patients with:Critical respiratory needs Critical cardiac and vascular needs Critical cardiac rhythm disturbance needs Neurological needs Endocrine disorders Critical renal needs Critical hematologic needs Trauma
Simple enough for students but challenging enough for professional nurses considering a switch from their current field to this specialty, Critical Care Nursing Demystified is the book you need to make your transition or entry into the field as smooth and painless as possible.
Fast Facts for the ER Nurse is the only orientation guide and reference designed specifically for new ER nurses and the preceptors responsible for their orientation. The chapters provide a brief overview of equipment, treatments, and drugs used to manage common disorders and conditions frequently seen in the ER. The book includes disorder definitions, signs and symptoms, interventions, drugs, and critical thinking questions.
Using a bullet-point format, each chapter is conveniently organized alphabetically by disease and disorder within each body system for quick access. The book serves as an organized, reliable, and thorough ER guide, ensuring a structured approach to orientation.
The book's "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" feature provides quick summaries of important points, questions, and answers at regular intervals throughout. Other useful features include a skills checklist, coverage of common lab values and medications, and EKG rhythms.Key Topics Include:
Cardiovascular EmergenciesDisaster Response EmergenciesInfectious Disease EmergenciesMental Health EmergenciesShock and Multisystem Trauma EmergenciesSubstance Abuse and Toxicologic EmergenciesNew to this Edition:
Endocrine EmergenciesEnvironmental EmergenciesDental EmergenciesRapid Sequence IntubationTriageAcute Stroke Management GuidelinesSexual Assault-Intimate Partner Abuse
óFrom the Foreword
Linda Littlejohns, MSN, RN, FAAN, CNRN
"The best aspects of the book are that it is easy to read and factual, and it includes a wide range of information... I enjoyed the book. It is easy to read and navigate. Nurses will find it extremely helpful and valuable in the clinical setting. This is a good addition to a clinical library." Score: 98, 5 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews
This highly practical, pocket-sized reference for stroke care nurses provides quick, bedside access to the most current guidelines for diagnostic tests, state-of-the-art treatments, and best-practice standards. This resource distills lengthy and often complex national stroke care guidelines into clear, bite-size pieces of information. It also explains the rationale behind stroke standards, making them easier to embrace and incorporate into practice.
The book is organized consistently to foster rapid information retrieval. Each chapter includes objectives and such helpful features as ìFast Facts in a Nutshell,î targeted segments that provide critical information at a glance. The guide also serves as an instructive resource for nurses not specializing in neurology but who are increasingly being called on to care for stroke patients. The book is also a helpful resource for stroke program coordinators and as a review for SCRN and CNRN certification exams.Key Features:
Reflects current standards of the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association, and The Joint CommissionProvides crucial information at a glance about diagnostic tests, state-of-the-art treatments, and best-practice standardsDistills lengthy and complex national stroke care standards into clear, concise informationIncludes a comprehensive review of diagnostic studiesServes as a concise review for SCRN and CNRN certification exams
"This pocket-size book offers concise information for rapid reference, step-by-step instructions for perioperative practices, and evidence-based content based on current perioperative standards and recommended practices. ÖNovice nurses, students, and seasoned preceptors will be delighted to learn how easily this go-to guide will provide immediate reference to perioperative practices and information, all while fitting into a pocket for easy retrieval."
óKay Ball, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAAN
Associate Professor, Nursing, Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio Past President, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses From the Foreword
This is a concise, easy-to-access resource for nurses who are new to the operating room (OR) and the experienced nurses who guide them. Condensing volumes of OR content into one pithy, pocket-size book, it contains a wealth of current, evidence-based clinical practice information perioperative nurses need daily. Based on current standards and recommended practices, it is organized to provide speedy access to critical information. Its lucid, step-by-step format helps new nurses to better understand the complex skills and techniques required in the OR.
Focusing on safety and specific patient interventions, orientation information including supplies needed and important protocols is covered. It addresses personal and patient preparation, environmental concerns, and documentation requirements, and describes the wide range of specific technical skills needed by both circulating and scrub nurses. Each chapter introduces concepts and sets clear learning objectives. Also included is an overview of the most common surgical procedures. New perioperative nurses in orientation and their preceptors will find this book to be a welcome addition to the learning process.Key Features:Provides must-have OR orientation information for new nurses and their preceptorsContains key information on patient preparation, aseptic technique, surgical procedures, anesthesia considerations, and documentationBased on the most up-to-date evidence in the literatureIncludes Fast Facts in a Nutshell feature to reinforce important information
Nurse Rosie Hobbes knows charming men cannot be trusted. Visiting pediatrician and sexy Italian duke Dr. Leo Marchetti is surely no exception! Her toddler twins are now the center of her life, and she expects Leo to run a mile when he meets them. Instead his warmth leaves her breathless!
Leo never expected to find joy as part of a family after his cold, aristocratic upbringing, but Rosie and her twins bring him to life. Can he prove to her he would make them the best husband and father—ever?
Promotes optimal test performance!
This sought-after companion to the author’s popular Fast Facts for Stroke Care Nursing is a must-have study guide for nurses seeking Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN®) status. It contains comprehensive information about the exam, answers to commonly asked questions, and savvy tips for maximizing your score, along with 300 practice questions and answers with rationales.
Designed to prepare nurses for the multiple-choice format of the certification exam, questions are arranged in chapters correlating with the logical sequence and flow of the exam and reflect the number of questions in each exam category. Case studies facilitate the application of knowledge with various examples of common stroke patient situations. A complete practice exam with answers and detailed rationales enables stroke care nurses and advanced practice clinicians to ascertain their strengths and weaknesses. Appendices include a list of medications, national stroke guidelines, and neuroscience terms.
Key Features:Promotes comprehensive and rigorous study for the SCRN examHelps stroke care nurses and advanced practice clinicians maximize their scoresContains 300 exam-style questions with correct answers and detailed rationales along with a complete practice examIncludes important information about the exam itself, answers to commonly asked questions, and case studiesCovers content in accordance with the test blueprint of the SCRN exam
The book covers assessment and procedural skills, medications, intravenous (IV) therapy, nutrition, wound care, sterile field setup, and patient preparation. It facilitates equipment mastery for respiratory and cardiac care along with troubleshooting tips for monitoring and mechanical devices. Also included is information on specific types of critical care units, such as cardiac, surgical, neuro, and the burn unit. Documentation, advance directives, organ donations, palliative and end-of-life care are also discussed.
The resource addresses the requirements of The Joint Commission and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, such as isolation precautions and use of personal protective equipment. Other important information is provided such as normal hemodynamic measurements, basic electrocardiographic (EKG) rhythms, 12-lead EKG electrode placement, and a "Do Not Use" abbreviation list in the appendix that will help prevent medication errors.Key Features:Provides quick access to information needed on a daily basisCovers equipment, medications, procedures, and specialty careIncludes reliable data for basic EKG rhythms, IV therapy, expected treatments and patient care, abbreviation list, and troubleshooting tipsTargeted to new ICU nurses, and experienced critical care nurses alikeHelps nurses quickly access information with the "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" feature
Content is divided into key topic areas including physiological adaptations to birth, newborn assessment and basic newborn care, newborn nutrition, common and high-risk neonatal conditions, special topics, and information based on a family-centered care model that addresses parent assessments, needs, and discharge instructions. Features such as Fast Facts in a Nutshell and tables with easy-to-read lab values and data reinforce information. Chapter objectives highlight procedures and policies to know as well as needed equipment, supplies, medications, and evidence-based protocols. Appendices include skills checklist, commonly used medications, abbreviations, and lab values. Pocket-sized and providing essential information at a glance, Fast Facts for the Neonatal Nurse is a useful guide to ensuring the highest quality of care for newborn infants and their families.
Key Features:Provides essential information for new neonatal nurses and their preceptors in concise, consistent, easy-to-use format Encompasses all aspects of effective, evidence-based, holistic care in all practice settings Includes a special ìorientation guideî and ìFast Facts in a Nutshellî in each chapter Offers practice-relevant information for quick retrieval Highlights Health Promotion and Discharge Teaching
The book offers practical information on triage for emergency department and urgent care settings, with useful tips for both triage orientees and preceptors. It addresses care considerations for specialized populations including geriatric and pediatric patients. The text supplies essential information on teaching and learning principles and the fostering of critical thinking skills, and covers such topics as compassion fatigue, customer service, legal concerns, core measures, and patient and staff safety. Trends in triage nursing such as electronic medical record considerations, provider in triage, and advanced triage protocols are included. Information is organized in brief, bulleted “bites” for knowledge at a glance, and Fast Facts in a Nutshell boxes reinforce key concepts.Key FeaturesProvides essential guidance for key procedures and protocols in an easy-to-read, easy-to-access formatOffers practical triage information with a focus on emergency department and urgent care settingsFocuses on processes, critical thinking, and the legal aspects of triageIncludes care considerations for specific patient populationsIncorporates advice from seasoned emergency department nurses and triage educators
Endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and written by top clinical experts in acute and progressive care nursing, this textbook covers all the must-know details on the care of adult progressive care patients and their families. Supported by helpful tables and algorithms, the book's practical, building-block organization starts with the basics before proceeding to more complex concepts. The AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing includes essential information to successfully prepare for PCCN certification in progressive care and much more! The AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing is divided into four sections:
THE ESSENTIALS -- presents information that clinicians must understand to provide safe, competent nursing care to the majority of progressive care patients, regardless of their underlying medical diagnoses
PATHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS -- covers pathologic conditions and management strategies commonly encountered among adult, progressive care patients
ADVANCED CONCEPTS IN CARING FOR THE PROGRESSIVE CARE PATIENT -- presents advanced progressive care concepts or pathologic conditions that are less common or more specialized than expected in adult progressive care
KEY REFERENCE INFORMATION -- features normal laboratory and diagnostic values; pharmacology tables; algorithms for advanced cardiac life support; and summary tables of cardiac rhythms, ECG characteristics, and treatment guides
*The practice tests on the CD-ROM referenced on page 9 are now found on the accompanying website for the book. The website can be accessed by using the pincode found in the front matter of the book and following the prompts.*Completely updated content follows the latest CCRN Test Plan to ensure you have the most current information for exam preparation.
Easy-to-follow outline formatquickly and clearly presents the information you must know to pass the CCRN exam.
Engaginglearning activities provide fun and stimulating ways to learn critical concepts. Helpful appendices offer quick access to common abbreviations, laboratory values, and formulas essential to providing effective critical nursing care.NEW! Behavioral/Psychosocial chapter reflects the latest CCRN test plan, addressing behavioral and psychosocial issues that affect the care of the critically ill.
More than 1,000 multiple-choicereview questions on the new companion Evolve website offer convenient electronic access and can be answered in Study Mode or Exam Mode.
Nearly45% of the art is new or updated, including completely new algorithms based on the latest core protocols from the AHA, to help clarify complex concepts. Pharmacology boxes in each chapter highlight pharmacology as it pertains to each body system.
Intended for daily use, this reference not only contains important guidelines for all nurses caring for cardiac surgery patients, but reinforces highly specialized skills and supports the development of new skills. It will be highly valuable to new graduates and nurses who are considering a switch to cardiac care, as well as seasoned practitioners.Key Features:
Provides a handy pocket reference for new and experienced cardiac care nursesClearly organized for easy reference to equipment, procedures, and pre- and post-op specialty careIncludes ìFast Facts in a Nutshellî feature to help guide the new nursePays special attention to the differences between CHD and manifestations of other heart disease statesPinpoints sensitive nursing indicators and ways to improve patient care
This practical, comprehensive text serves as a step-by-step, hands-on workbook for those learning to interpret 12-Lead EKGs. With over 45 years of experience in cardiac care, authors Green and Chiaramida present the content and technical understanding students need to accurately analyze, interpret, and comprehend the variety of rhythm strips that make up 12-lead EKGs.
This book introduces basic principles of anatomy and physiology, including a review of the heart's electrical system. The chapters discuss vital elements of cardiology, such as atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, conduction abnormalities and heart block, ischemic and nonischemic disorders, and more. Explanations of terms and concepts are concise and to the point, allowing students to focus on the most important information. With this guide, medical and nursing students will gain the confidence they need to accurately interpret 12-lead EKGs.
Key Features: Self-Study Objectives listed at the start of each chapterEnlarged segments of the 12-Lead EKG rhythm strips to ensure that the student views the appropriate lead, and sees the entire 12-lead stripWorksheets at the end of each chapter, allowing students to practice measurement, evaluate and interpret rhythms, and develop diagnostic reasoning skillsA self assessment section for students at the end of the book
The second edition retains all of the expedient features of the Fast Facts guides, including Fast Facts in a Nutshell boxes delineating especially important content, chapter introductions and objectives, short, easy-to-read chapters, and a convenient pocket size. The heart of the book focuses on post-op complications and nursing interventions to prevent and treat them. The book’s five sections are comprised of the Preoperative Period, the Intraoperative Period, the Immediate Postoperative Period, the Extended Postoperative Period, and the Recovery Period, including discharge and long-term rehabilitation. Each section includes nursing considerations and patient education topics. Nurse-sensitive indicators and strategies for improving nursing care are featured throughout. The resource will be highly valuable to new graduates and nurses who are considering a switch to cardiac care, and will reinforce the knowledge of seasoned practitioners.
New to the Second Edition:Updates including new surgical techniques and devices Additional graphics to increase reader comprehension Modifications to tables for ease of access to information New sections on thoracic aortic aneurysms and congenital heart disease New chapter on stroke with a focus on postoperative treatment options
Key Features:Delivers a handy pocket reference for new and experienced cardiac care nurses Organized for easy access to equipment, procedures, and pre- and post-op specialty care Includes Fast Facts in a Nutshell delivery of timely content Formatted in short paragraphs packed with timely and accessible information
The newly revised third edition of the bestselling orientation guide for novice ER nurses delivers important clinical updates across body systems in an easy-to-read on the move bullet-point format. Including a new chapter on hematologic emergencies with evidence-based practice for sickle cell care management, all sections of this new edition have been thoroughly updated to supplement the ER nurse's busy day-to-day orientation process.
The only book of its kind, this quick-access guide prepares ER nurses for the most common illnesses they will encounter by alphabetically organizing diseases and disorders within each body system. All chapters, written in short paragraphs with at-a-glance bulleted information, list relevant materials, equipment, and drugs. Each possible diagnosis comes with a definition, causes, signs and symptoms, and interventions.
The popular "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" feature consists of succinct key points and questions and answers for review. Culminating in appendices that include a list of abbreviations, common lab values, EKG rhythms, and frequently used ER medications, this quick reference addresses the ER nurse’s needs at a glance. Skills check-off sheets provide crucial self-checks for efficient and confident care in the ER.
New to the Third Edition:New documentation tips throughout and updated illustrationsUpdated American Heart Association Guidelines includedStroke updates with TPA inclusion and exclusion criteria and administration tipsDisaster response updates including highly infectious diseases and mass casualtiesUpdates on increased opioid-induced cardiac arrests, toxicological emergencies, and substance abuse (includes synthetic and designer drugs)Updated information on respiratory emergenciesReorganized shock information
Key Features:Written by an expert ER nurse for novice ER nurses and preceptorsHandy pocket sizeProvides easy referral to equipment, medications, procedures, and specialty careIncludes practical tips, tricks of the trade, and critical thinking questionsAudio book format available for the ER nurse on the goInstructor's resources available
This innovative review for experienced critical care nurses preparing for the Adult CCRN (criticalcare registered nurse) examination has been finely honed to provide an effective balance of clinicaljudgmentñenhancing content review in the form of thousands of questions, answers, and hints. Alsoincluded are practice CCRN-style Q&A, test-taking skills, and thorough coverage of the CCRN testblueprint. Written by a well-known CCRN instructor, the review features a ìThink in Questionsî format,which helps readers to anticipate the kinds of questions that might be asked, and promotes critical thinkingthroughout the exam. This format guides candidates through each topic with a short content reviewfollowed by an innovative Q&A Socratic-style reasoning process to assist in arriving at the best clinicaljudgment. The review also features a separate section devoted to the professional caring and ethical practiceportion of the exam, as well as a bonus of more than 200 CCRN-style review questions following the examíscontent blueprint. These questions, in simulated exam format, are answered along with a rationale for each.The review is both comprehensive and user friendly, featuring ìbite-sizeî sections for easier learning andmemorization, and plentiful tables and charts. Additionally, the review includes a section on test-takingskills, specific guidance on preparing for the certification exam, and useful hints related to the CCRN examformat. Other helpful features include a study plan and guide for nurses to follow.Key Features:
Covers content review, practice CCRN-style Q&A, test-taking skills, and the CCRN testblueprint formatGoes beyond mere memorization of facts with ìThink in Questionsî Socratic-style content reviewin the form of over 1,000 critical-thinking questions and hintsContains ìbite-sizeî sections for each topic for easier learning and memorizationContains a separate section regarding the professional caring and ethical practice portion of the examIncludes a section on test-taking skills and study plan to improve study habits
CCRN is a registered service mark of AACN Certification Corporation, which neither sponsors nor endorses this product.
-Kathleen A. Gross, MSN, RN-BC, CRN
From the Foreword
This portable guide to radiology nursing provides comprehensive information about this emerging specialty in a concise format designed for speedy information retrieval. Written for both practicing nurses and new orientees, it outlines general procedures and protocols, along with requisite information for patient care in specialized areas of radiology. It discusses care for all patient populations including morbidly obese, pediatric, geriatric, and oncology and addresses vascular access, infection control, teamwork, and sterile technique in the radiology setting. The book encompasses over 50 different IR procedures, and also describes emergency situations in radiology and how to respond to them.
With an emphasis on inter-professional care, the book demystifies complex procedures and includes clinical "pearls" from seasoned experts in radiology nursing. The bookís "Fast Facts" format features consistently organized chapters, bulleted information "at a glance," an introduction, objectives, and summary in each chapter, and case studies to reinforce radiological interventions. The guide will be a welcome addition to the arsenal of radiology, emergency, and clinical care nurses as well as new orientees.
Key Features:Serves as an accessible, easy-to use, reference for practicing radiology nurses and new orientees Describes numerous essential procedures and protocols in reader-friendly "Fast Facts" style Addresses patient care in all areas of radiology and with specific patient populations Includes coverage of vascular access issues and emergency situations Delivers the accumulated wisdom of seasoned inter-professional practitioners
The resource covers the range of cardiovascular conditions, both chronic and acute. It discusses the interdisciplinary cardiovascular care team; explains the cardiovascular history and clinical examination in nearly step-by-step detail; analyzes clinical findings; details common stable and urgent conditions; describes the preoperative cardiovascular evaluation; advises on the selection and appropriateness of laboratory evaluations and cardiovascular diagnostic studies; provides an overview of state-of-the-art procedures, including electrophysiology; and assesses therapeutic interventions, including lifestyle, pharmacotherapeutics, and invasive techniques. It supports the development of clinical judgment skills and therapeutic decision-making by considering the challenges presented through advances in technology and the increasing complexity of diagnostic procedures. An appendix features tables of relevant and essential cardiovascular guidelines for quick reference.
Key Features:Details current and cutting-edge practices and contemporary issues in cardiovascular care Applies evidenced-based research findings to clinical practice Compares diagnostic testing options and therapeutic interventions Clarifies complex topics through use of tables, algorithms, images, and lists Identifies pertinent studies and resources for cardiovascular care Describes common cardiac procedures and screening methods Supports the development of clinical judgment skills and therapeutic decision-making
A Doody's Core Title ESSENTIAL PURCHASE for 2011!
Critical Care Nursing Certification is a complete step-by-step guide that thoroughly covers everything you need to know to pass the examination administered by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN).
Presented in short, easy-to-read chapters, the book includes subject-specific practice exams, allowing you to target your study and quickly identify weak areas. In addition, the handy "Editor's Note" feature explains changes to the exam, highlights what's important, and alerts you to the number of questions you should expect on a given topic.
Everything you need to pass the Critical Care certification exam:
Content that includes every topic you will see on the exam:
Cardiovascular; Pulmonary; Endocrine; Immunology and Hematology; Neurology; Gastroenterology; Renal; Multiorgan Problems; Synergy; Behavior
Each chapter develops knowledge of the relatedphysiology/pathophysiology, appropriate nursing interventions thatare research/evidence based, technical skills, data interpretationand critical appraisal skills, enabling the reader to applyfundamental knowledge to more complex patient problems. Critical Care Nursing: Learning from Practice is an essentialresource for practitioners faced with complex and challengingpatient cases.
Provides all information nursing students and new nurses need to know for EKG rhythm identificationOffers a clearly organized, succinct pocket-size guide for daily useIncludes numerous examples of EKG strips to reinforce understandingLinks clinical scenarios to each rhythmFacilitates interpretation of challenging heart blocks and pacing and bundle branch blocks
This is a comprehensive review for the new Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN®) exam, featuring innovative clinical judgment--enhancing content review, 500 practice-test Q&As with rationales, test-taking skills, and in-depth coverage of the test blueprint. This review is distinguished by its unique "Think in Questions" format, which helps readers to anticipate the kinds of questions that might be asked and promotes critical thinking throughout the exam. The content review comprises bite-size sections for easier learning and memorization that include thousands of unfolding questions, answers, and hints.
The review's user-friendly format guides candidates through each topic with a short content review followed by a Socratic-style Q&A reasoning process to assist in arriving at the best possible clinical judgment. It also includes plentiful tables and charts to reinforce learning, a chapter on test-taking skills, specific guidance on preparing for the certification exam, and useful suggestions related to the exam format.
Key Features:Goes beyond mere memorization of facts with "Think in Questions" Socratic-style content reviewProvides content review, practice exam-style Q&A with rationales, test-taking skills, and test blueprint formatIncludes thousands of unfolding questions, answers, and hintsContains "bite-size" sections for each topic for easier learning and memorizationIncludes 500 exam-style questions with rationalesNow includes an ebook and interactive Q&A app—track and sync your progress on up to three devices
The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN®) is the sole owner of the Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN®) certification program.
BCEN® does not endorse any TCRN® certification exam review resources or have a proprietary relationship with Springer Publishing Company.
Providing key information at a glance, this timely resource for the home care nurse, offers clear, current practice guidelines for safely delivering IV therapy within the home. Written by one of the foremost experts in the field, the guide delivers not only evidence-based information in an easy-to-access, bulleted format, but also includes more extensive descriptions, discussions, and rationale for in-depth consultation. It maintains a cogent focus on infection and complication prevention throughout, and presents directives for achieving positive patient outcomes. It also focuses on patient education—an essential component of safe home infusion therapy--and includes case studies and Q & A sections to reinforce content.
The guide addresses the foundations of home infusion therapy, including infusion access devices and infusion delivery methods. Effective and safe management of dehydration, antimicrobial infusions, and parenteral nutrition are addressed along with chemotherapy, pain management, cardiac-related infusion therapy, immunoglobulin infusion, and other home infusion therapies. Home care nurses who provide direct care, home care managers and educators, and nurses who provide home care discharge planning will find this Fast Facts guide to be an invaluable learning tool.
Key Features:Focuses on patient selection, education, and monitoringDelivers evidence-based recommendationsPresents quick access bullet points along with more in-depth informationDiscusses pediatric and geriatric implicationsIncludes case studies and critical thinking questions
Consider the rationale and weigh the consequences of each approach.Case resolutions at the end of each chapter --with commentary and alternative approaches from 36 key experts in interventional bronchoscopy -- illustrate the decision-making process from patient evaluation through long-term management.
Reinforce learningby correlating key concepts and practice through study questions related to each clinical scenario.
See exactly how to proceedwith high-quality videos online that capture crucial teaching moments and provide a walkthrough of sometimes complex procedures including the placement of airway stents via bronchoscopy for a variety of diseases and complications, such as airway collapse due to COPD.
Systematically think through diagnostic and interventional (therapeutic) bronchoscopic procedures using Dr. Colt’s unique "Four Box" approach:Initial Evaluation; Procedural Techniques and Results; Procedural Strategies; and Long-term Management Plan.
Access the full text online at www.expertconsult.com, along with image and video libraries, review questions, and more!
Unique! Clinical content is in color, so you can quickly scan through chapters for information that directly affects patient care.
Unique! Parent Teaching boxes highlight the relevant information to be shared with a patient’s caregivers.
Critical Findings boxes outline symptoms and diagnostic findings that require immediate attention, helping you prioritize assessment data and steps in initial care. Coverage in clinical chapters includes pathophysiology and etiology, prevention, data collection, treatment, complications, outcomes, prognosis, and parent education.Expanded Neonatal Surgery chapter covers all of the most common procedures in neonatal surgery.
Follow-up of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Infant chapter is expanded to include coverage of outcomes management and discharge planning. Streamlined references are updated to include only the most current or classic sources.
Where Night Is Day is a nonfiction narrative grounded in the day-by-day, hour-by-hour rhythms of an ICU in a teaching hospital in the heart of New Mexico. It takes place over a thirteen-week period, the time of the average rotation of residents through the ICU. It begins in September and ends at Christmas. It is the story of patients and families, suddenly faced with critical illness, who find themselves in the ICU. It describes how they navigate through it and find their way. James Kelly is a sensitive witness to the quiet courage and resourcefulness of ordinary people.
Kelly leads the reader into a parallel world: the world of illness. This world, invisible but not hidden, not articulated by but known by the ill, does not readily offer itself to our understanding. In this context, Kelly reflects on the nature of medicine and nursing, on how doctors and nurses see themselves and how they see each other. Drawing on the words of medical historians, doctor-writers, and nursing scholars, as well as the works of James Agee and Michel de Certeau, Kelly examines the relationship of professional and lay observers to the meaning of illness, empathy, caring, and the silence of suffering. As Kelly reflects on the rise of medicine, the theory of nursing, the argument of care versus cure, he offers up an intimate portrait of the ICU and its inhabitants.
Comprehensive, clear, easy-to-use format allows you to quickly find and review the exact content you need
Rationales provide complete information on every procedure
Identified AP procedures help you judge whether a procedure is in your scope of practice
Patient safety highlighted with new icons for patient identification and time-out Joint Commission Universal Protocols
CDC Standard Precautions for hand washing and applying protective clothing and equipment highlighted with new iconsUNIQUE! Clarity of Evidence Leveling helps you quickly grasp the strength of the evidence supporting the care recommendations
Reviewed and Updated References comply with the highest standards of critical care practice
Alphabetical procedures index inside the front cover provides easy access
Reader-friendly design changes make it easier to identify and utilize special features
The text is an excellent teaching tool and resource for anyone who performs newborn examinations including nurses, neonatal and pediatric nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, physicians and therapists. It can also serve as a core text for any program preparing individuals for advanced practice roles in neonatal care.
KEY FEATURES:An authoritative and renowned text that comprehensively addresses all key aspects of newborn assessmentProvides a well-ordered evaluation of individual body systems.Assists the practitioner in identifying infant state, behavioral clues, and signs of pain, facilitating individualized care.Comprehensively addresses the tremendous range of variation among newborns of different gestational ages.The content is amplified by numerous photos and illustrations, many in full colorIncludes Power Point slides and an Image Bank
Endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and written by top clinical experts in critical care nursing, this textbook covers all the must-know details on the care of adult, critically ill patients and their families. Supported by helpful tables and algorithms, the book’s practical, building-block organization starts with the basics before proceeding to more complex concepts. AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing includes essential content found in ECCO (Essentials of Critical Care Orientation, an online program offered by AACN), key information necessary to successfully prepare for CCRN certification in critical care nursing, and much more. AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing is divided into four sections:
THE ESSENTIALS -- presents core information that new clinicians must understand to provide safe, competent nursing care to all critically ill patients, regardless of their underlying medical diagnoses
PATHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS -- covers pathologic conditions and management strategies commonly encountered among adult critical care patients
ADVANCED CONCEPTS IN CARING FOR THE CRITICALLY ILL PATIENT -- moves beyond the essentials and presents advanced critical care concepts or pathologic conditions that are less common or more specialized than expected in critical care practice
KEY REFERENCE INFORMATION -- features normal laboratory and diagnostic values, algorithms for advanced cardiac life support, troubleshooting guides for hemodynamic monitoring, summary tables of critical care drugs, and cardiac rhythms and treatment guides
Learning aids include Knowledge Competencies that can be used to gauge progress and "Essential Content" case studies with questions and answers to further reinforce your knowledge.
Intended for daily use, this reference not only contains important guidelines for all nurses caring for cardiac surgery patients, but reinforces highly specialized skills and supports the development of new skills. It will be highly valuable to new graduates and nurses who are considering a switch to cardiac care, as well as seasoned practitioners.Key Features:
Provides a handy pocket reference for new and experienced cardiac care nurses Clearly organized for easy reference to equipment, procedures, and pre- and post-op specialty care Includes "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" feature to help guide the new nurse Pays special attention to the differences between CHD and manifestations of other heart disease states Pinpoints sensitive nursing indicators and ways to improve patient care
Tilda’s story takes readers from the diagnosis through all her fears and concerns, the or, her stay in the icu, the cardiac ward, recovery at home, rehabilitation, and ultimately, her return to work in the hospital armed with new insights on the patient’s perspective. She learned more in her week-long stay as a patient than in all her years caring for the critically ill, especially about trust and working in partnership with her caregivers.
In Opening My Heart, Shalof expertly weaves recollections from her career and accounts of other nurses’ experiences into her own story, creating the perfect marriage between fascinating clinical detail and a personal journey of healing. Throughout it all is Shalof’s warm, friendly voice and humorous outlook. Nurses everywhere and anyone who’s ever been a hospital patient, or who is currently hospitalized or who might be one day (and those who love them!), will be empowered, enlightened, comforted, and entertained by this book.
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Quickly reference the latest recommendations for tetanus and rabies prophylaxis.Implement the latest approaches for the use of ultrasound in foreign-body detection and removal; use of absorbable sutures on the face and hand; approaching complicated infections such as MRSA; managing chronic wounds seen in elderly and diabetic patients; applying new suture techniques and materials for pediatric patients; and updated recommendations for tetanus and rabies prophylaxis.
Get step-by-step visual guidance on all aspects of wound care through more than 300 detailed line drawings and photographs showing techniques for wound assessment, irrigation, closure, wound dressing, foreign body removal, administration of local anesthesia, and follow-up care.
Quickly find all the relevant information necessary to treat patients with material that focuses only on injuries that are handled by emergency physicians.
The guide is designed to provide quick access to needed information, and shows nurses how to acquire representation from a staffing company, how to arrive well-prepared at an assignment location, and how to interview with prospective facilities. In a one light, easy-to-read volume, Fast Facts for the Travel Nurse provides everything practitioners need to enjoy a lucrative and interesting travel nursing career.
Written by a seasoned travel nurse Provides whole-career guidance Offers information on state boards of nursing and travel staffing companies Includes a complete standard math test study guide Written in a personal, easy-to-read style
"This is an excellent workbook for students or healthcare professionals who are just beginning to interpret 12-lead EKGs. The book covers what is expected, but the manner in which it presents the material brings much clarity to the topic."
--Doody's Medical Reviews
This handy, step-by-step guide for medical and nursing students and novice practitioners delivers ample information for confidently interpreting 12-lead EKGS. It goes beyond the many EKG books that rely on rote memorization by actively engaging students in the learning process. The guide fosters the understanding needed for students to comprehend, analyze, and interpret the variety of rhythm strips involved with 12-lead EKGs, and provides a solid grounding in the clinical relevance of dysrhythmias. This third edition features an expanded section on arrhythmias with double the amount of EKGs for practice, a revised worksheet design with larger 12-lead EKG printouts for readability, more practice worksheets and case studies, and additional 12-Lead EKGs in a digital folder for extra practice.
Written clearly while avoiding a simplistic approach, the guide features a step-by-step progression that enables self-paced study. It presents basic principles of anatomy and physiology, including a review of the heartís electrical system, followed by foundational EKG concepts. The segment featuring the 12-Lead EKG rhythm strip is enlarged to ensure students can view the appropriate lead while seeing the entire strip. The guide discusses clinical reasoning for each type of rhythm and includes actual EKGs at the end of each chapter to test comprehension. Worksheets in each chapter include guidelines for interpreting actual EKG printouts and require students to practice measurement, evaluation, and analysis of rhythms and develop improved diagnostic reasoning skills. Case examples, Critical Concept Boxes, and tables highlight important points within the text.
New to the Third Edition:Expanded Arrhythmia section with twice as many practice EKGs Revised Worksheet design offers larger 12-lead EKG printouts for readability More practice worksheets and case studies Additional 12-Lead EKGs in digital folder for extra practice
Key Features:Facilitates step-by-step, self-paced learning Organizes EKG changes by causative abnormalityTeaches clinical reasoning for each type of rhythm Includes plentiful worksheets for practicing measurement, evaluating and analyzing rhythms, and honing diagnostic reasoning skills Offers actual EKGs at the end of each chapter
Coverage includes:Explanations of what the heart condition is and how theprocedure may relieve that conditionDescriptions of what the patient can expect to happen before,during and after the procedureWhat nurses should observe for post procedure, and how toaddress any complications that may occurGuidelines for discharge adviceOutlines for a pre and post care plan for each procedure– based on the latest research and experience.
Nurses will find the book informative on common interventionalprocedures, but it is also designed as a tool to be dipped intowhen caring for patients with more unusual procedures. Thispractical book includes chapters on: cardiac catheterisation;percutaneous coronary intervention; percutaneous balloon mitralvalvuloplasty; removal of femoral sheaths; cardioversion; temporaryand permanent pacemakers.