Full-color cartoons and color-highlighted monographs provide a visually engaging way to learn.
Mnemonics and other time-tested memory aids help you grasp and remember even the most difficult concepts.
Thick pages and spiral-bound format create the perfect portable tool that is durable enough for the clinical environment.
Colored thumb tabs at the bottom of the page allow you to quickly reference material.
What You Need to Know sections on the back of each image give you more information about each illustrated topic in a quick and easy-to-review format.
Colored highlights in the What You Need to Know sections draw your attention to key information:
Serious/Life-Threatening Implications are highlighted in pink
Most Frequent Side Effects are blue
Important Nursing Implications are yellow
Patient Teaching information is green NEW coverage throughout highlights contemporary and timely topics on pharmacology all in one clinical tool.
8 brand new cards focus on administration by inhalation, lovenox, fentanyl, and more. New mobile device version enables you to study on the go.
This pocket-sized review for prospective nurses gives you the focused, key information you need to know about medications commonly seen on the test. Kaplan's NCLEX-RN Drug Guide includes:
Generic names, brand names, phonetic pronunciations, and drug families for 300 frequently tested medicationsConcise nursing considerations and must-know side effects for each medicationNEW! Expert guidance for studying drugs effectivelyPregnancy risk category and controlled substance schedule for every drugCommon medical abbreviations you'll use on the jobAbbreviations to avoid when recording medication orders
Terms are grouped by medication category, and each page features two terms with the complete explanations. With Kaplan's NCLEX-RN Drug Guide, you know you are getting the most up-to-date, expert information available to prepare for the exam!
UNIQUE! Thorough coverage of more than 350 IV drugsoffers more than any other comparable handbook.
UNIQUE! Layoutin the print version keeps all dosage information for each drug on either a single page or a two-page spread, ensuring that the health care worker does not contaminate hands by having to turn a page.
Consistent, easy-to-use formatprovides all the essential clinical information on IV drug administration.
Alphabetical listing of IV drugsis organized by generic name for quick clinical reference.
Updated IV drug dilution and dosage information— in a convenient chart form within monographs where appropriate —helps you quickly locate essential information.
Special sections highlight dose variances for geriatric, pediatric, infant, and neonatal patients. Identifying icons (such as Black Box Warnings) and design features also make it easy to locate key informationNEW! Larger page size of the print version reduces the thickness of the book and makes content easier to navigate.NEW! Printed thumb tabs added to the print version assist in locating information quickly.
A drug prototype approach uses one drug within each drug family to characterize all members of its group to help you learn about related drugs currently on the market and drugs that will be released once you begin practice.
UNIQUE! Special Interest Topic boxes address timely issues in pharmacology and connect pharmacology content with current trends.
Large print/small print design distinguishes essential "need-to-know" information from "nice-to-know" information.
Limited discussion of adverse effects and drug interactions keeps your limited study time focused on only the most clinically important information.
Reliance on up-to-date evidence-based clinical guidelines ensures that therapeutic uses are clinically relevant.
Integrated and summarized nursing content demonstrates the vital interplay between drug therapy and nursing care.
Coverage of dietary supplements and herbal interactions equips you to alert patients and caregivers to the potential dangers of certain dietary supplements, including interactions with prescribed and over-the-counter drugs and herbal therapies. Additional learning features provide a touchstone for study and review as you complete reading assignments and build a foundation of pharmacologic knowledge.
The authors offer a basic introduction to pharmacological concepts, embedded in specific conditions, through case studies and self-assessment questions. By utilising a case study approach, they enable the reader to link pharmacological concepts with clinical practice.
Many of the conditions presented will be seen across all healthcare settings. In addition, the comprehensive glossary and list of abbreviations will enable students to understand some of the more technical terms used in the British National Formulary (BNF) and other prescribing sources.
Reading this book, and carrying out the numerous self-assessment activities, will give the reader an appreciation of the value of having a sound pharmacological knowledge base in order to deliver safe practice, effective prescribing and improved patient care.
How the body affects drugs
How drugs affect the body
Types of adverse drug reactions and interactions
Understanding and using the British National Formulary
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Incontinence in adults
Mental health problems
Complex health needs and polypharmacy
The challenges of non-medical prescribing
2014 Update includes 23 recently approved drugs.
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Progress confidently through all relevant aspects of pharmacology,beginning with a molecular understanding of receptors and drug actions through clinical uses of key groups of drugs.
Find important content quicklythanks to a color-coded layout that enables easy navigation and cross-referencing.
Master difficult conceptswith Key Points boxes, Clinical Uses boxes, and full-color illustrations throughout. Stay up to date with new information in the field, including an all-new chapter on drugs that affect the skin.
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Coverage of math review and medication administration includes three chapters on math review and drug dosage calculation, to promote safe drug administration.
Unique! 30 must-know drugs -- those most commonly prescribed -- are highlighted with icons and listed inside the cover for quick reference.
Readability and clarity is attained through the use of a simplified vocabulary and shorter sentencesmake the content easier than ever to learn.
Vivid, full-color design includes 200 drawings and photographs.
Do Not Confuse drug list is is located on the inside cover for quick reference, helping you avoid drug errors with common look-alike or sound-alike drug names.
Consistent chapter format covers each drug class with Action, Uses, Adverse Reactions, Drug and Food Interactions, and Nursing Implications and Patient Teaching sections.
Application of the nursing process to each drug class includes Assessment, Diagnosis, Planning, Implementation, Evaluation, and Patient and Family Teaching.
Key content is highlighted, as in all of Elsevier's LPN Threads textbooks, with features such as Clinical Goldmines, Clinical Pitfalls, Memory Joggers, Lifespan Considerations, and Complementary and Alternative Therapies boxes.
Case studies in all drug chapters offer practice in applying information to realistic clinical situations and help you prepare for the NCLEX-PN Examination.
Drug Calculation Review questions reinforce your drug calculation and math skills in the context of clinical practice.
Critical thinking questions at the end of each chapter promote higher-level thinking skills while reinforcing key concepts.
Canadian drug icons identify trade-name drugs available only in Canada.
Glossary includes all of the book's key terms plus additional terminology that will be helpful in clinical practice, with audio pronunciations on the Evolve companion website.
Comprehensive drug monographs contain the latest information on:
Rx or OTC designations generic namespronunciations U.S. and Canadian trade names functional and chemical classification controlled-substance schedule do-not-confuse drugs actions, uses, unlabeled uses, dosages and routes available forms side effects contraindications precautions pharmacokinetics interactions (including drug/herb, drug/food and drug lab test) nursing considerations treatment of overdose
Nursing Process steps used as the framework for organizing all information.Alphabetical listing of drug monographs by generic drug name.
Emphasis on safety and safe drug administration.
Black Box Warningsalert to dangerous and/or life-threatening adverse effects.Safety Alert icons call out the most critical interactions and side-effects that nurses must watch for.IV drug information, including special considerations and Y-site, syringe, and additive compatibilities.Common and life-threatening side effects are organized by body system for easy identification.
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.
NEW! Updated and added coveragekeeps you up to date with the latest information on genetics, pharmacogenomics, and racial/gender factors in drug actions.
reference to key US FDA Guides and regulations via your electronic reader. An
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In this issue you will find:
E6 Good Clinical Practice
Guidance for Industry Part 11, Electronic
Records; Electronic Signatures — Scope and Application
CFR 21-- General Part 11, Electronic Records;
21 CFR PART 50 Protection Of Human Subjects
21 CFR Part 54 Financial Disclosure By Clinical
21 CFR PART 56 Institutional Review Boards
Title 21 PART 312 Investigational New Drug
ICH E2A Clinical Safety Data Management:
Definitions and Standards for Expedited Reporting
ICH E8 General Considerations For Clinical
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.
Nursing diagnoses are seen as key to the future of evidence-based, professionally-led nursing care – and to more effectively meeting the need of patients. In an era of increasing electronic patient health records, standardized nursing terminologies such as NANDA-I, NIC and NOC provide a means of collecting nursing data that are systematically analysed within and across healthcare organizations and provide essential data for cost/benefit analysis and clinical audit.
Nursing Diagnoses: Definitions and Classification is the definitive guide to nursing diagnoses, as reviewed and approved by NANDA-I. Each nursing diagnosis undergoes a rigorous assessment process by NANDA-I's Diagnosis Development Committee, with stringent criteria used to indicate the strength of the underlying level of evidence.
Each diagnosis comprises a label or name for the diagnosis, a definition, defining characteristics, risk factors and/or related factors. Many diagnoses are further qualified by terms such as risk for, effective, ineffective, impaired, imbalanced, self-care deficit, readiness for, disturbed, decreased, etc.
The 2012-2014 edition is arranged by concept according to Taxonomy II domains, i.e. Health promotion, Nutrition, Elimination and exchange, Activity/Rest, Perception/Cognition, Self-perception, Role relationships, Sexuality, Coping/ Stress tolerance, Life principles, Safety/protection, Comfort, and Growth/development.
The 2012-2014 edition contains revised chapters on NANDA-I taxonomy, and slotting of diagnoses into NANDA & NNN taxonomies, diagnostic reasoning & conceptual clarity, and submission of new/revised diagnoses. New chapters are provided on the use of nursing diagnoses in education, clinical practice, electronic health records, nursing & health care administration, and research . A companion website hosts related resources.
Key features2012-2014 edition arranged by diagnostic concepts Core references and level of evidence for each diagnosis New chapters on appropriate use of nursing diagnoses in clinical practice, education, administration and electronic health record 16 new diagnoses 11 revised diagnoses Aimed at students, educators, clinicians, nurse administrators and informaticians Companion website available, including a video on assessment, clinical reasoning and diagnosis
"..certainly a great resource for use in any healthcare setting." Reviewed by Anne Duell on behalf of Nursing Times, September 2015UNIQUE! Emphasis on the NCLEX Examination’s management-of-care focus addresses the heavy emphasis on prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment in the current NCLEX Examination (17–23% of the 2013 NCLEX-RN Exam).UNIQUE! Three-part organization establishes foundational knowledge and then provides exercises of increasing difficulty to help you build confidence in your prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment skills.Answer key at the back of the book offers a detailed rationale and an indication of the focus of the question to encourage formative assessment.Introduction chapter by delegation expert Ruth Hansten provides guidelines for prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment decisions as well as a concise, practical foundation on which Parts 2 and 3 build.Part 2: Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment in Common Health Scenarios give you practice in applying the principles from Part 1 with straightforward NCLEX-style multiple-choice, multiple-select, ordering, and short-answer questions to help you develop and build confidence in prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment skills while working within the confines of relatively simple health scenarios.Part 3: Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment in Complex Health Scenarios utilizes unfolding cases that build on the skills learned in Part 2 to equip you to make sound decisions in realistic, complex health scenarios involving complicated health problems and/or challenging patient assignment decisions and help you learn to "think like nurses" by developing what Benner (2010) calls "clinical imagination."
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
They depended upon one another. Working in the ICU was both emotionally grueling and physically exhausting. Many patients, quite simply, were dying, and the staff strove mightily to prolong their lives. With their skill, dedication, and the resources of modern science, they sometimes were almost too successful. Doctors and nurses alike wondered if what they did for terminally-ill patients was not, in some cases, too extreme. A number of patients were admitted when it was too late even for heroic measures. A boy struck down by a cerebral aneurysm in the middle of a little-league hockey game. A woman rescued – too late – from a burning house. It all took its toll on the staff.
And yet, on good days, they thrived on what they did. Shalof describes a colleague who is managing a “crashing” patient: “I looked at her. Nicky was flushed with excitement. She was doing five different things at the same time, planning ahead for another five. She was totally focused, in her element, in control, completely at home with the chaos. There was a huge smile on her face. Nurses like to fix things. If they can.”
Shalof, a veteran ICU nurse, reveals what it is really like to work behind the closed hospital curtains. The drama, the sardonic humour, the grinding workload, the cheerful camaraderie, the big issues and the small, all are brought vividly to life in this remarkable book.
From the Hardcover edition.
Over 250 full-color figures depicting anatomy and physiology, exam procedures, and normal and abnormal findings offer a visual guide to performing exams.
Documentation examples promote concise yet thorough patient charting for each system exam.
Aids to Differential Diagnosis Tables summarize distinguishing characteristics of abnormalities, making it easier to identify patients’ symptoms.
Lists of the equipment required in preparation for each system exam facilitate efficiency in the practice setting.
Color-coded tables highlight pediatric variations and provide quick-reference coverage of developmental considerations specific to pediatric patients.Updates throughout reflect the latest research and evidence-based practice findings on all aspects of the physical exam.
New content on electronic charting reflects the shift to electronic medical records in clinical practice and offers a current resource on what and how to chart.
An updated drug table provides a list of physical findings potentially related to common classes of drugs.