The directory begins with four chapters that survey the current state of the CAD field and discuss developments in CAD and computer-aided engineering (CAE); factors to consider in workstation selection; and future developments in the CAD environment. The remainder of the book contains the directory of CAD products and services, which is divided into eight sections. All entries in every section but Section 1 are listed and indexed in alphabetical order of supplier. The software section is listed in alphabetical order of program name and is indexed by both supplier and program name. The suppliers' names, addresses, telephone and telex numbers are listed at the end of the directory.
A luminous, true story, Name All the Animals is an unparalleled account of grief and secret love: the tale of a family clinging to the memory of a lost child, and of a young woman struggling to define herself in the wake of his loss. As children, siblings Alison and Roy Smith were so close that their mother called them by one name, Alroy. But when Alison was fifteen, she woke one day to learn that Roy, eighteen, was dead.
Heartbreaking but hopeful, this extraordinary memoir explores the aftermath of Roy’s death: his parents’ enduring romance, the faith of a deeply religious community, and the excitement and anguish of Alison's first love—a taboo relationship that opens up a world beyond the death of her brother.
The Tools section begins with the basic toolkit, opening up into everything you could possibly need - every type of cutting tool and machine foot is shown. This section also includes information on patterns - how to measure, how to use, and how to adjust them. Gallery spreads appear throughout the substantial Techniques section and showcase darts, zips, pleats etc, as well as showingkey stitches. Plus, you can bring your acquired and refined skills to fruition as you make some of the 25 home decor and clothing projects at the back of the book. With The Sewing Book on your shelf, you''ve got every sewing questioncovered.
Written by a passionate stitcher and teacher, with her own sewing school, eagerto produce a one-stop sewing bible for her students, this book leaves no hem unturned. You can dip in at any level - whether you''re new to sewing or refining your art, whether you want to repair an old skirt or create a new one, whether you want to spruce up a curtain or design one from scratch. And with a Foreword by U.S. sewing teacher, Diana Rupp, this book has it all sewn up.
The Patterns chapter covers everything from understanding a pattern to altering one. In General Techniques, close-up photography and guiding annotation to explain key techniques step by step. A section on Basic Patterns and Variations then guides you through creating six garments. Patterns and detailed step-by-step instructions are provided for a skirt, dress, shirt, tee, jacket, and pair of trousers. Instructions are also given for possible variations of each garment. Finally, chapters on Alterations and repairs and Customizing offer practical tips for repairing worn items and inspiration for modernizing tired pieces. Packed with essential advice and inspiration, this is the dressmaking bible that no budding seamstress should be without.
all the information and guidance you need to get going, this book is sure to whet your creative appetite and leave you equipped and inspired to make beautiful, personal pieces.
Packed with easy-to-follow techniques, from sewing on a button to personalizing a garment, Sew Step by Step brings these traditional, practical, and artistic crafts up to date with advice on contemporary styles and new materials, introducing these immensely satisfying skills to a whole new generation.
So what are you waiting for? With the help of this book you can learn a skill that expresses your individuality and flair, will save you money, and will create objects you can cherish for years.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are renowned for their loyalty to their owners and stability of temperament which makes them great pets. When properly socialised and trained they are playful, energetic and have a real love of people. If you are considering getting a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, or are an existing owner who wants to learn more about the care of your dog then this book will be an invaluable resource.
• History of the breed
• Acquiring a puppy
• Socialization and training
• Showing and obedience work
A compact and comprehensive dressmaking resource for anyone who wants to learn how to make clothes at home. Learn how to make a dress, trousers, tops, and jackets--18 garments in all--by following clear and simple step-by-step sequences. Everything you need to learn to sew a wardrobe of clothes is included, from information on tools and materials, to key sewing techniques, to garment projects complete with sewing patterns.
This book maps out the links between low carbon policies and their co-benefits, and shows how low carbon policies can lead to cleaner air and water, conservation of forests, more sustainable agriculture, less waste, safer and more secure energy, cost savings for households and businesses and a stronger and more stable economy. The book discusses the ways in which joined-up policies can help to maximise the synergies and minimise the conflicts between climate policy and other aspects of sustainability.
Through rigorous analysis of the facts, the author presents well-reasoned and evidenced recommendations for policy-makers and all those with an interest in making a healthier and happier society. This book shows us how, instead of being paralysed by the threat of climate change, we can use it as a stimulus to escape from our dependence on polluting fossil fuels, and make the transition to a cleaner, safer and more sustainable future.
The main themes of the conference are modeling and expert systems. Materials covering database, control, and geometric modeling are also presented. The coverage of the text includes expert systems in process planning; selections and evaluation of cost-effective CAD systems; and designing complex artifacts with the assistance of a microcomputer-based system.
The book will be of great use to researchers and practitioners whose work involves the utilization of CAD.
This yearbook consists of 13 chapters and begins with a discussion on the importance of computers in design decision-making, as well as historical precedents in the evolutionary stages in the development of human's control over his environment. The next chapter presents an overview of the status of the CAD industry. After providing a profile of Scottish company Lattice Logic, this book turns to Plessey Airports of the UK and its investment in CAD. A directory of products and manufacturers of CAD equipment follows. Entries are organized alphabetically by vendor and are grouped under four headings: turnkey systems, software, system components, and services. This book also provides lists of useful addresses and product indexes.
This monograph will be of interest to CAD users and vendors alike.
Unique three-part organization that (1) equips you with foundational skills to make sound decisions, then helps you apply those skills (2) in straightforward scenarios and (3) then in complex health scenarios
In-depth Answer Key at the back of the book that provides not only the correct answer but also a detailed rationale and an indication of the focus of the question, whether prioritization, delegation, supervision, or patient assignment.Expanded content focus to include psychiatric/mental health, OB/maternity, and pediatrics along with med-surg areas
New chapters on infection control and obstetrics and maternity
Greater emphasis on questions involving core body systems and related health problems, such as diabetes and cancer, to best prepare you for the conditions you are most likely to encounter on the NCLEX Examination and in clinical practice
Four new unfolding cases addressing long-term care, pediatrics, psychiatric/mental health nursing, and OB/maternity
Additional emphasis on medication safety equips you to take appropriate actions to prevent or remediate medication errors
Multiple-select questions revised to include at least 5 response choices each, keeping you up to date with the full range of NCLEX Examination item formats
We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies—neither seems to prevent grievous errors. But in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist. First introduced decades ago by the U.S. Air Force, checklists have enabled pilots to fly aircraft of mind-boggling sophistication. Now innovative checklists are being adopted in hospitals around the world, helping doctors and nurses respond to everything from flu epidemics to avalanches. Even in the immensely complex world of surgery, a simple ninety-second variant has cut the rate of fatalities by more than a third.
In riveting stories, Gawande takes us from Austria, where an emergency checklist saved a drowning victim who had spent half an hour underwater, to Michigan, where a cleanliness checklist in intensive care units virtually eliminated a type of deadly hospital infection. He explains how checklists actually work to prompt striking and immediate improvements. And he follows the checklist revolution into fields well beyond medicine, from disaster response to investment banking, skyscraper construction, and businesses of all kinds.
An intellectual adventure in which lives are lost and saved and one simple idea makes a tremendous difference, The Checklist Manifesto is essential reading for anyone working to get things right.
It has come to our attention that that there are errors in the 3rd edition of ASPAN/Putrycus/Ross: Certification Review for Perianesthesia Nursing. Those errors have now been corrected. Please contact Customer Service at 1-800-545-2522 and mention part number 9996090566 to receive the corrections. We sincerely apologize for any problems this may have caused.UNIQUE! Review is based on the latest CPAN and CAPA examination blueprints, preparing you for the four core areas of knowledge tested: physiological, behavioral and cognitive, safety, and patient advocacy.
Essential core concepts and cross references to ASPAN's PeriAnesthesia Nursing Core Curriculum, 2nd Edition, are listed in the beginning of each chapter.
Case study and clinical application questions include answers, correct answer rationales, and individual rationale references for each question.
Chapters are broken into sets, with at least 20 multiple-choice questions included in each set.
Convenient index is organized by question number rather than page number.Questions are revised or completely new to reflect the latest standards of practice and ABPANC's examination blueprints.
Updated rationales and references are provided.
New format features answers and rationales after each set of questions and also provides an answer key for all chapters at the end of the book.
A chapter outline is included at the beginning of every chapter, and thumb tabs help you navigate more easily through the book.
Combined perianesthesia nursing and ambulatory surgical nursing core curriculum focuses on the full scope of perianesthesia nursing regardless of the setting, making it an ideal resource for in-hospital and ambulatory practice.
An entire section on life span considerations addresses basic human growth and development changes for each major age group to prepare you to treat patients of any age.
Competency of Preoperative Assessment and Core Competencies of PACU Nursing provide the thorough coverage you need to prepare for and pass the CAPA and CPAN exams.
A section on surgical specialties includes detailed information for each specialty area including anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, operative procedures, postanesthesia priorities, extended observation, and potential complications including anesthesia and pain management.
Appendixes on certification and test-taking strategies provide outstanding tools to prepare for success on the perianesthesia certification exams.Expert editors Lois Schick and Pamela Windle share their years of experience in the field and as former Presidents of ASPAN to provide current, clinically-applicable perianesthesia patient care information.
Postoperative and Postdischarge Nausea and Vomiting chapter helps you identify patients more likely to be at risk for nausea and vomiting, take preventive measures, and provide proper care.
Bariatric Care covers screening, pre-procedure, and post-procedure care of patients undergoing bariatric surgery and prepares you for the special challenges and concerns associated with this patient population.
Updated 2008-2010 Standards on all perianesthesia topics have been implemented throughout to ensure you have the latest content to study for both the CAPA and CPAN exams and provide the best, most cutting-edge patient care possible.
Increased coverage of ambulatory care integrated into each surgical care chapter includes vital information on assessing, caring for, and educating patients of outpatient procedures before sending them home.
The Care and Surgical chapters have been combined to make it easy to find the relevant care information for each surgical procedure by specialty.
98% of Marlene Hurst’s students pass the NCLEX®
That’s because Marlene knows that just memorizing facts isn’t enough – you need a strategy. In Medical-Surgical Nursing Review Marlene shows you how to apply critical thinking and test-taking skills rather than endure endless hours of memorization. With this proven, common sense approach, you’ll slash your study time and focus on what you really need to know in order to excel on this important course.
Medical-Surgical Nursing Review includes practice questions at the end of each chapter, complete with answers and explanations, and access to a download with an additional 300 practice questions and MP3 audio tips from the author.
Marlene’s helpful icons make it easy and fun for you to learn medical-surgical nursing:
Marlene Moments: Tell you humorous stories of common student situations and mistakes
Deadly Dilemmas: Alert you to situations that could affect patient safety
Here’s the Deal: Gives you an understanding of complex nursing and pathophysiology concepts
Hurst Hint Helps you to understand core nursing content
Factoids Teach you important clinical nursing facts and important points you need to know
Clinical chaptersóorganized by body system for easy reference--present common conditions seen in medical-surgical nursing and unit emergencies, along with focused assessments, lab work overview, related procedures and skills, a documentation guide, and common medications including those for pain management. Chapters also cover pre-operative and post-operative care for all conditions. Several ìmust-have sectionsî include an orientation guide describing what new nurses can expect as they embrace their new role. This section addresses co-workers and supervisors, finding a mentor, hourly rounding, HIPAA reminders, and telephone skills/customer relations. Another section is devoted to all aspects of infection control, and an appendix provides a wealth of resources and supporting information of particular value to the new nurse.Key Features:
Provides concise, user-friendly, evidence-based guidance about the ìwhole pictureî of nursing on a medical-surgical or sub-acute unitPresents a unique orientation section offering ìproven pearls for successîContains focused assessment guides, skills overview, documentation tips, and medications for common medical-surgical conditions and emergenciesAddresses pre- and post-operative care and pain controlCovers important protocols regarding infection control
Surgical Technologist Considerations boxes detail practical strategies for applying chapter content to specialty procedures.
Complete pre-op set up, draping, and other instructions for each procedure equip you to confidently perform all of the duties of surgical technologist in the OR setting.
Chapter Outlines, Learning Objectives, and Chapter Summaries help you study chapter content more effectively.
Review questions in the text and case studies on Evolve reinforce key concepts and encourage critical thinking.
OR Live links on Evolve direct you to step-by-step procedure videos for commonly performed procedures.
More than 700 full-color illustrations clarify surgical anatomy, instrumentation, procedures, and methods.
Surgical Pharmacology tables provide quick, convenient access to generic/trade names, purpose/description, and pharmacokinetics for drugs most commonly associated with each specific surgical procedure.
Cutting-edge content reflects the latest interventions and patient care techniques in surgical practice.
Geriatric Consideration boxes help you manage surgical challenges unique to geriatric patients.
Patient Safety boxes alert you to recent Joint Commission safety initiatives to ensure safe performance of key tasks.
History boxes present chapter content in a broader context to enhance your understanding and retention.
Ambulatory Surgical Considerations boxes highlight important changes to patient care within appropriate procedures. Risk Reduction Strategies boxes provide specific steps you can take to improve patient safety.
Suffering a career-ending, potentially crippling injury to her back and right leg, a young dancer named Elaine Petrone tried everyone from orthopedists to yogis to turn her pain and prognosis around. Nothing worked--until she healed herself through a unique program of therapy and exercise based around the use of two small, squishy balls. From there she turned her passion into a mission that is helping the thousands of people who visit her classes conquer pain, stress, and injury.
Now, for relief for sufferers everywhere, comes The Miracle Ball Method. The work itself is simple. Take a sore back: By resting your aching back on grapefruit-sized balls and letting your body sink into them, you're unworking the muscles that hurt. Pain and tension drain out of the body. Petrone shows how proper breathing (which she demonstrates) works in conjunction with a range of unexercises that call for placing the balls under the back, head, knees, hip, elbow--wherever there's pain--and then resting, rolling, or rotating on them. She points out that relief can come in surprising ways: Lower back pain may be helped by placing the ball under your neck, or a bad knee might be helped by hip work. It's a revolutionary program of relief, from head to toe.
Military medical personnel provide outstanding health support to those who serve in harm’s way. As war hasevolved, so has our medical support to those who fight. Today, American service members face a new terrain of mobile urbanconflict.
Despite advances in personal and force protection, our forces remain vulnerable to blast wounds, burns, and multiplepenetrating injuries not usually or routinely encountered in civilian settings. This publication expertly addresses the appropriate medicalmanagement of these and other battle and nonbattle injuries.
This updated resource provides state-of-the-art principles and practices of forward trauma surgery practiced by the US military medical personnel.
A practical reference for the clinical setting, Handbook of Anesthesia, 5th Edition puts key information at your fingertips. It’s an ideal companion to Nurse Anesthesia, providing easy-access coverage of the subjects you look up most frequently, such as common diseases, common procedures, drugs, and protocols. It also includes the most current information related to perioperative management and anesthetic care considerations for a wide variety of surgical procedures. Written by leading CRNA experts John Nagelhout and Karen Plaus, this compact handbook provides the up-to-date clinical and drug information you’ll use in daily practiceConvenient, quick-reference format is organized into three parts: common diseases, common procedures, and drugs.Disease monographs include definition, incidence and prevalence, pathophysiology, laboratory results, clinical manifestations, treatment, anesthetic considerations, and prognosis.Monographs of surgical procedures include a brief description, preoperative assessments (including health history, physical assessment, and patient preparation), anesthetic technique, perioperative management, and postoperative implications.Drug monographs include generic names, trade names, indications, anesthetic considerations, pharmacokinetics, dosages, and adverse effects.Expert CRNA authors provide the current clinical information you’ll use in daily practice. UPDATED disease information includes the latest treatment and anesthetic considerations.NEW drug information includes interactions and effects of key new drugs with common anesthetic agents.NEW surgical procedures include up-to-date information on new minimally invasive and laparoscopic procedures. NEW appendices include drug, laboratory, and pediatric tables for easy reference.
Covers only material required by The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN):
Patient Problems by Physiological Systems :
Gastrointestinal, Pulmonary, Cardiovascular, Diabetes (types 1 & 2) and other Endocrine, Genitourinary, Renal, and Reproductive, Musculoskeletal and Neurological ,Hematological, Immunological, and Integumentary.
Domains of Nursing Practice:
Diagnostic and patient monitoring function, Administering/monitoring therapeutic interventions, Helping role, Teaching/coaching function,
Effective management of rapidly changing situations, Monitoring and ensuring quality of health care practices, Organizational and work-role competencies
334 pages, fluff free study guide
Appropriate for nursing students and graduates entering the perioperative environment, Perioperative Nursing, 2e offers a sound foundational knowledge base to underpin a perioperative nursing career. This unique text will also be of value to those undertaking postgraduate perioperative studies, as well as to more experienced perioperative nurses seeking to refresh their knowledge or expand their nursing practice. This essential title examines the roles and responsibilities of nurses working within a perioperative environment, providing an overview of key concepts in perioperative care. The scope of this book addresses anaesthetic, intraoperative and postanaesthetic recovery care, as well as day surgery and evolving perioperative practices and environments.Research boxes where appropriate Feature boxes on special populations, such as paediatric, geriatric and bariatric patientsEmphasis is placed on the concept of the patient journey, working within interprofessional teams, communication, teamwork, patient and staff safety, risk management strategies and medico-legal considerations.Now endorsed by ACORNAligns with the 2016 ACORN and PNC NZNO StandardsReflects the latest national and international standards, including the NSQHS Standards, the new NMBA Standards for Practice for Registered and Enrolled Nurses and the WHO Surgical Safety ChecklistIncludes two new chapters: The perioperative team and interdisciplinary collaboration and Perioperative patient safetySupporting online resources are available on evolve.
Imagine undergoing an operation without anesthesia performed by a surgeon who refuses to sterilize his tools—or even wash his hands. This was the world of medicine when Thomas Dent Mütter began his trailblazing career as a plastic surgeon in Philadelphia during the middle of the nineteenth century.
Although he died at just forty-eight, Mütter was an audacious medical innovator who pioneered the use of ether as anesthesia, the sterilization of surgical tools, and a compassion-based vision for helping the severely deformed, which clashed spectacularly with the sentiments of his time.
Brilliant, outspoken, and brazenly handsome, Mütter was flamboyant in every aspect of his life. He wore pink silk suits to perform surgery, added an umlaut to his last name just because he could, and amassed an immense collection of medical oddities that would later form the basis of Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum.
Award-winning writer Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz vividly chronicles how Mütter’s efforts helped establish Philadelphia as a global mecca for medical innovation—despite intense resistance from his numerous rivals. (Foremost among them: Charles D. Meigs, an influential obstetrician who loathed Mütter’s "overly" modern medical opinions.) In the narrative spirit of The Devil in the White City, Dr. Mütter’s Marvels interweaves an eye-opening portrait of nineteenth-century medicine with the riveting biography of a man once described as the "P. T. Barnum of the surgery room."
“This is an excellent teaching guide and resource manual for instructors, gerontological nursing students, and practicing nurses and social workers who wish to learn more about geriatric concerns and care. It will be kept by nursing students long after they graduate as a guide to resources that will be valuable throughout their nursing careers. As a home care nurse working mainly with the geriatric community, I found the resources helpful in my practice. As an instructor, I found the book to be a very useful guide for teaching geriatrics.” Score: 90, 4 Stars
—Doody’s Medical Reviews
“[This] is a unique volume that effectively addresses the lack of gerontology case studies for use with undergraduate nursing students. Case studies are a pedagogically powerful approach to active learning that offer opportunities to apply content to clinical practice.”
“The case narrative approach of this book promotes active learning that is more meaningful to students (and practicing nurses) and more likely to increase the transfer of evidence into practice. An excellent resource for faculty (staff educators) to facilitate critical learning skills.”
—Liz Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dr. John W. Rowe Professor in Successful Aging
Co-Director, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing
New York University College of Nursing
Vivid case examples help guide nurses in developing appropriate interventions that include complementary and alternative health therapies and provide a basis for evaluating outcomes. Exercises interspersed throughout each case study include numerous open-ended and multiple-choice questions to facilitate learning and critical thinking. The text is unique in that some of the presented cases focus on psychosocial issues such as gambling addiction, hoarding behavior, emergency preparedness, and long-distance caregiving. Cases also depict geriatric clients who are living healthy, productive lives to counter myths and negative attitudes about older adults. Scenarios demonstrating ethical dilemmas prepare students to appropriately respond to “gray area” situations. The text is geared for AACN and NLN accreditation and is organized according to the needs of actual clinical settings. With cases that take place in the home and community or within primary, acute, and long-term care facilities, this book will be useful for courses specific to gerontology nursing or across any nursing curriculum.
New to the Second Edition:A completely new section of Aging Issues Affecting the FamilyNew cases addressing health care disparities, aging in place, and prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infectionAdditional contemporary case studiesThe addition of Quality for Safety in Nursing Education (QSEN) initiativesA greater focus on prioritization and delegation of client’s needs infused throughout exercises
View anatomy from a clinical perspectivewith hundreds of exquisite, hand-painted illustrations created by pre-eminent medical illustrator Frank H. Netter, MD.
Join the globalcommunity of medical and healthcare students and professionals who rely on Netter to optimize learning and clarify even the most difficult aspects of human anatomy. Comprehensive labeling uses the international anatomic standard terminology, Terminologia Anatomica, and every aspect of the Atlas is reviewed and overseen by clinical anatomy and anatomy education experts.
Netter’s Anatomy Atlas is also available as an appfor iPad®.Explore additional unique perspectives of difficult-to-visualize anatomy through all-new paintings by Dr. Carlos Machado, including breast lymph drainage; the pterygopalantine fossa; the middle ear; the path of the internal carotid artery; and the posterior knee, plus additional new plates on arteries of the limbs and new radiologic images.Master challenging structures with visual region-by-region coverage -- including Muscle Table appendices at the end of each Section.
This all-encompassing volume assists nursing students and beginning-level RNs in developing a practical understanding of infection control issues as they relate to many different areas of health care.
The Illustrated Guide to Infection Control covers every infection control topic, from basic hand washing, immunizations, infection control in critical care, infection control in labor and delivery, and medical waste disposal, to methods of surveillance, and everything in between-all in one volume. Written by experts in the respective fields, each chapter offers important insights on protecting patients, families, visitors, volunteers, and health care providers from infection. Illustrations are provided to help demonstrate the topics presented, and chapters contain questions and answers with rationales for students to reflect upon.Key features:
Eliminates the need for multiple infection control resources by covering all essential topics in one volumeEncompasses all of the important infection control topics, from basic issues such as hand washing, to specialty area-specific measures such as prevention measures for critical care nursingCovers multiple clinical areas of expertise, including acute care, dialysis, TB control, physician's offices, and moreIncludes pre-test and post-test questions for each chapter, with answers provided at the end of the book
This is an introductory text which will appeal to a broad market from trainee enrolled nurses; to undergraduate nursing students doing a perioperative clinical placement; to postgraduate students of perioperative nursing. Registered nurses working within or preparing to work within this area, as well as other operating room staff such as anaesthetic technicians will also find this text invaluable.
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
Practice testswith answer keys for each topic — located in the appendices for quick access — help you assess your understanding of each topic and familiarize you with the types of questions you’re likely to encounter on the actual exam.
HESI Hintsboxes offer valuable test-taking tips, as well as rationales, suggestions, examples, and reminders for specific topics. End-of-chapter review questions help you gauge your understanding of chapter content.A full-color layout and more illustrations in the life science chapters visually reinforce key concepts for better understanding.Expanded and updated content in each chapter ensures you’re studying the most current content. Basic algebra review in the math section offers additional review and practice. Color-coded chapters help you quickly find specific topic sections.Helpful organizational features in each chapter include an introduction, key terms, chapter outline, and a bulleted chapter summary to help you focus your study.A glossary at the end of the text offers quick access to key terms and their definitions.
Enhanced critical thinking scenarios at the end of each chapter help you strengthen your critical thinking and clinical decision-making skills and highlight practical applications of key concepts.
Additional information on special populations, including bariatric, pregnant, physically or mentally challenged, isolation, trauma, language barrier, and substance abuse patients, highlights important considerations for the surgical technologist regarding transfer, preparation, and procedure set up. Expanded coverage of surgical lasers keeps you up to date with the latest technology so you can effectively assess the function, assembly, use, and care of equipment in the surgical suite.UPDATED! Coverage reflects the new AST Core Curriculum, 6th Edition to keep you current.
NEW! Chapters on Disaster Preparedness and Response and Transplant Surgery offer cutting-edge information on these key topics. Coverage of the Assistant Circulator role, as well as a break down of first and second scrub roles, help you better understand the responsibilities of each member of the surgical team.