Because ER nurses need to think fast and act fast...
Fast Facts for the ER Nurse is an 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. Critical information presented in each chapter includes disorder definitions, signs and symptoms, interventions, and critical thinking questions.
With this guide, nurses can get the information they need fast in bullet-point lists. Each chapter is conveniently organized alphabetically by disease and disorder for quick access. The book serves as an organized, reliable, and thorough ER guide, ensuring a structured approach to orientation. All new ER nurses and their preceptors will find this book to be a reference they cannot do without.
Key topics covered include: Cardiovascular Emergencies Disaster Response Emergencies Infectious Disease Emergencies Mental Health Emergencies Shock and Multisystem Trauma Emergencies Substance Abuse and Toxicologic Emergencies And many more!
If you’re looking for a fun, fast review that boils pediatric nursing down to its most essential, must-know points your search ends here! Pediatric Nursing Demystified is a complete yet concise overview of all the important pediatric nursing concepts and the disorders that most often afflict infants to adolescents. You’ll also learn how to apply those principles to real-life clinical situations.
In order to make the learning process as easy and effective as possible, you’ll find learning aids such as chapter objectives, key terms, a brief overview of each topic, content summaries, chapter-ending questions, numerous tables and diagrams, and a comprehensive final exam that includes NCLEX-style questions covering all the content found in the book.
Great for course exams and as an NCLEX review!
Maternity Nursing Demystified delivers a detailed, easy-to-follow overview of the essential concepts involved in providing nursing care to the mother and child before, during, and after pregnancy. The book emphasizes the underlying factors involved in maintaining or restoring the health of mother and new born and discusses the various factors that may threaten their wellbeing. You’ll also learn how to apply these concepts to real-life situations.
In order to make the learning process as fast and painless as possible, Maternity Nursing Demystified is filled with valuable learning aids such as illustrations, chapter objectives, key terms, topic overviews, diagrams and tables, summaries, NCLEX style questions, and even a comprehensive final exam.
Maternity Nursing Demystified will also help you excel on course exams and the NCLEX
Everything you need to understand:
Roles and relationships, Families and communities, Assessment concepts, Reproductive health issues, Conception through trimester, Physiologic changes of pregnancy, Fetal development, Childbirth preparation, Labor and delivery, Complications of Pregnancy, Post partum care, Newborn care
Mnemonics and other time-tested memory aids help you grasp and remember even the most complex concepts.
Colored thumb tabs make it easy to find topics quickly.
What You Need to Know monographs on each card provide more detailed information and specific nursing implications.
Sturdy, spiral-bound cards offer durability as well as portability.
Unique! Color highlights emphasize four central topics:
Serious/Life-Threatening Implications in pink
Common Clinical Findings in blue
Important Nursing Implications in yellow
Patient Teaching in green
Four-part organization includes an introductory unit, plus units on child development, the health management of children, and diseases and disorders common to childhood.UNIQUE! Functional health patterns framework in Unit Three provides a lens for discussing health promotion through the various components of healthy living.
UNIQUE! ICD framework in Unit Four addresses the classification used to code diseases in both hospital and outpatient settings.
UNIQUE! Practice management chapter provides need-to-know information on managing a private healthcare practice, including issues of productivity, compliance with applicable laws, quality-of-care indicators, and successful business practices.
UNIQUE! Environmental health chapter offers evidence-based content on the effects of environmental toxicants, such as tobacco smoke, heavy metals, and air pollutants.
An 8-page color insert presents over 40 photos that visually demonstrate key assessment findings for ear, skin, and other conditions.NEW! Pediatric Pain Management chapter addresses the increased recognition of pain as the "fifth vital sign" with expanded coverage of acute and chronic pain management in children.
Extensively revised and updated genetics chapter presents a new paradigm for addressing genetic considerations in clinical practice, including an introduction to epigenetics.
Increased emphasis on health disparities explores the growing health disparities among children in the U.S and worldwide and provides strategies to help patients and parents gain accessibility to health care resources.
NEW! Content on implementing a "medical home" explores the trend toward family-centered coordinated health care and fosters appropriate treatment for children with chronic disease.
NEW! Updated coverage takes a more global approach, exploring the health status of children outside the U.S.
Expanded imaging content offers valuable guidance on using various imaging modalities, including how to prepare the child for diagnostics.
The "all-in-one," fast facts for potential or current NP students and newly practicing NPs Explores reasons to become a nurse practitionerClarifies NP education hurdles: from choosing the right program to selecting the best clinical preceptor, and moreOffers suggestions on how to survive the first year of practiceDiscuses contractual relationships with institutions, doctors and related health providersOutlines legal/malpractice issuesExplores the DNP degree as the coming mandate for NP practiceFeatures personal stories from the author and colleagues in a straight-from-the-shoulder styleIncludes check lists to facilitate important decision making, and charts/tables with "hot topics" or key elements
"This is a valuable resourceÖto help prepare advanced practice nurses with the skills necessary to navigate the healthcare arena. The editors and contributors are experienced advanced practice nurses with valuable information to share with novice practitioners." Score: 100, 5 stars.óDoodyís Medical Reviews
Now in its fourth edition, this highly acclaimed book remains the key title serving graduate-level advanced practice nurses (APNs) and recent graduates about to launch their careers. The book outlines what is required of the APN, with guidelines for professional practice for each of the four APN roles: the nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse midwife, and certified registered nurse anesthetist.
Advanced Practice Nursing focuses not only on the care and management of patients, but also on how to meet the many challenges of the rapidly changing health care arena. Obtaining certification, navigating reimbursement, and translating research into practice are just a few of the challenges discussed.
Key Features: Essential information on educational requirements and certification Advice on how to make the transition into professional practiceGuidelines for ethical and clinical decision making Discussions on the DNP and CNL roles in AP nursing Updated and revised content on leadership development, regulation, informatics, health care organization, and health care policy
NEW content on fetal dysrhythmias outlines the incidence, identification, and management of this important condition.
NEW monitor strips throughout the book enhance usability.
NEW Selected FHR Tracings and Cases: Interpretation and Documentation appendix provides an important reference tool for all clinicians.
NEW Obstetric Models and Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring in Europe chapter addresses global issues, including variations in terminology, practice, and interpretation.
The current paradigm of nursing knowledge suggests theory is developed outside of practice, then handed down to the practitioner to practice. This unique text is for students and faculty at the DNP level to engage in developing nursing theory in order to directly guide and improve practice. The content in this book provides strategies for scholarly practice as well as theories for students to develop or modify to fit into their own practice.
This book guides students in learning to think in a new way about nursing theory development as it relates to nursing practice. This book provides graduate nursing students with a guide for practice, presents new perspectives and insights that may arise from frustrating clinical problems, and gives students the opportunity to rethink and reformulate existing theory.Key Features:
Provides teachers and nursing students with information about the development and use of theory to improve nursing practice Includes glossary of key terms for reference Presents discussion questions and activities to stimulate thinking Identifies reflection points in selected chapters to help students assimilate the content and relate it to their own work
"... provides clinical information and insights in a concise, structured and informative way that encourages critical thinking."Reviewed by Kim Shrieves on behalf of Nursing Times, April 2015Concise, yet comprehensive, content is presented within the scope of practice for the LVN/LPN, but with sufficient depth to facilitate students in a ladder program allowing them to be successful with the ADN program requirements for the specialties.Step-by-step procedure lists throughout the text help you master important maternity and pediatric nursing processes with Skills Performance Checklists available on the Evolve website.Nursing Care Plans with Critical Thinking Questions reinforce the nursing process and strengthen problem-solving skills as applied to maternity nursing.Logical organization of content from simple-to-complex and health-to-illness makes locating and accessing information easy.Key terms with phonetic pronunciations and text page references help improve terminology and language skills of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students and students with limited proficiency in English, before they enter clinical practice.Health Promotion boxes emphasize the importance of family-centered care, health promotion and illness prevention, women’s health issues, and growth and development of child and parent to help you understand and teach wellness and disease prevention to patients in your care.Nutrition content highlights the importance of proper nutrition for women before, during, and after pregnancy (for those who are breastfeeding), as well as critical information about the nutrition needs and problems of newborns, infants, and children.Nursing Tips throughout provide pertinent information applicable in the clinical setting that reinforces what you have just learned while building on previously learned information. NEW! Unfolding case studies with illustrations follow first-time parents Tess and Luis throughout the stages of pregnancy and birth of their twins, with a series of critical thinking questions.NEW! Updated NCLEX exam-style review questions have been revised to a higher cognitive level to better reflect the NCLEX examination.NEW! Expanded coverage of bioterrorism and natural disasters better reflects the evolving role of the nurse in disaster situations.NEW! Enhanced appendix includes Pediatric Lab Values for quick and easy reference.
-- how to get started, including tips for latching on
-- increasing your milk supply
-- breastfeeding in absentia
-- pumps and the new technology associated with breastfeeding
-- making sure your nursing baby gets the nutrition he/she needs
New to This Edition
*Updated throughout to incorporate important developments in latent variable modeling.
*Chapter on Bayesian CFA and multilevel measurement models.
*Addresses new topics (with examples): exploratory structural equation modeling, bifactor analysis, measurement invariance evaluation with categorical indicators, and a new method for scaling latent variables.
*Utilizes the latest versions of major latent variable software packages.
"This book provides wonderful tools for nurses to use in practice, education, or even for self-care. Designed for any nurse, new or experienced, who wishes to learn more about applying Jean Watson's Human Caring Theory to practice, it supplies the meaning behind the importance of having a practice based on mindfulness....[It] is a practical, easy-to-read book for all nursing audiences and could be used at any educational level."--Doody's Medical Reviews
ìSitzman and Watsons' book is an invaluable resourceÖ The strength of this book is its simplicity on one level yet its complexity as the reader works throughout the layers incorporated within the book.î--Nursing Times
This is the first text to help students and practicing nurses translate and integrate the philosophy and abstracts of Caring theory into everyday practice. It was developed for use as the primary text for an online caring theory course that will be offered through the Watson Caring Science Institute in October 2013.
Through case examples and guiding activities, the book helps students and practitioners to more fully comprehend the meaning and use of each Caritas Process. It draws upon the contemplative and mindfulness teaching of Thich Nhat Hahn, a renowned Buddhist monk, poet, author, teacher, and peace activist. Each of the ten Caritas Processes are clearly presented by the author and accompanied by guided mindfulness and artistic practices to support learning and absorption of the method. These artistic practices include the use of images, art, metaphors, and expressive symbols that are designed to promote meaningful introspection and self-awarenessóthe underpinnings of genuine Caritas practice. The book reflects several years of teaching by the author, who has been invited by several large health care institutions (including Kaiser-Permanente) to provide training based on her materials.Key Features:
Helps students and practitioners to integrate the philosophy and abstracts of Caring theory into clinical practiceOffers case studies and guided activities to reinforce contentDraws upon the contemplative and mindfulness teachings of Thich Nhat HahnIncludes concrete guided mindfulness and artistic practices for each of the ten Caritas ProcessesDesigned for a wide audience including undergraduate, graduate and international nursing students
With an emphasis on the benefits of an interprofessional team, the book describes the most effective approaches to health care delivery using health information technology. It describes a nursing informatics model that is comprised of three core domains: point-of-care technology, data management and analytics, and patient safety and quality. The book also includes information on point-of-care applications, population health, data management and integrity, and privacy and security. New and emerging technologies explored include genomics, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, and data mining. Case studies and critical thinking exercises support the concept-based curriculum and facilitate out-of-the-box thinking. Supplemental materials for instructors include PowerPoint slides and a test bank. While targeted primarily for the nursing arena, the text is also of value in medicine, health information management, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.
Addresses DNP Essential IV Core Competency for Informatics
Focuses specifically on using nursing informatics expertise to improve population health, quality, and safety
Advocates an interprofessional team approach to optimizing health IT in all practice settings
Stimulates critical thinking skills that can by applied to all aspects of IT health care delivery
Discusses newest approaches to interprofessional education for IT health care delivery
Put concepts into practice.Each chapter features case histories that require you to make diagnostic decisions and that help you understand how scientific concepts apply to each clinical problem.
Gauge your mastery of the material and build confidence.Copious review questions and answers help you test your knowledge. Stay current the latest advancements and developments. All content has been completely re-written and fully updated to include a new chapter on perinatal asphyxia l new true-to-life clinical cases l changes in NRP guidelines for resuscitation l new approaches to managing patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) and feeding the preterm infant l new guidelines for managing preterm infants with respiratory distress and more.
Experience clinical scenarioswith vivid clarity. An online image library (many in full color) and 5 streaming Echocardiograph and Fluroscopic image video clips show you what to expect and how to proceed.
Access the image gallery and video clips at Expert Consult.
Life Support is essential reading for working nurses, nursing students, and anyone considering a career in nursing as well as for physicians and health policy makers seeking a better understanding of what nurses do and why we need them. For the Cornell edition of this landmark work, Gordon has written a new introduction that describes the current nursing crisis and its impact on bedside nurses like those she profiled in the book.
A gripping first-hand account of midwife Penny Armstrong’s journey from student midwife in Glasgow to running her own practice among the Amish in rural Pennsylvania, A Midwife’s Story never fails to enlighten, inform and surprise.
Going far beyond mere biography, Armstrong’s journey of self-discovery is ultimately very moving, and it is the honesty with which she describes the world she discovers which makes this book a classic, and essential reading not just for aspiring midwives but to anyone interested in natural birth.
Prepare for the challenges you’ll face in practice with a completely overhauled legal chapter containing factual scenarios.Stay current in your field with the most recent advances in breast care; endoscopy and hysteroscopy; menopausal bone health; legal issues affecting our practice; and much more.
Access state-of-the-art guidance on the latest applications in diagnostic and interventional ultrasound - and many other essential aspects of today's practice - through detailed sections on the molecular biology of specific gynecologic malignancies and a new chapter on Fallopian Tube and Primary Peritoneal Cancer.
Recognize the interactions and influences of female physiology on major disease processes with a new chapter on The Interaction of Medical Diseases and Female Physiology.
Address every patient’s needs with the Emotional Issues in Gynecology chapter, now modified in partnership with a psychiatrist, and updated information on depression/anxiety treatment.
Myles Textbook for Midwives, recognised as the leading international textbook for midwives, has been fully updated with recent guidelines, protocols and research evidence, and with updated illustrations. This edition has a new chapter on emotion work and focuses on normality, whilst equipping midwives to recognise and respond to complexity in childbearing and parenthood. This 15th edition features a free website providing: * Bank of multiple-choice questions for self-testing * Illustrations from the book, with and without labels, for student and instructor use This is the midwifery textbook of choice throughout the world!Focus on woman-friendly careWomen’s stories to highlight good practiceColour photographs identify problem conditions and illustrate breastfeeding positionsFocuses on normality whilst equipping midwives to handle complexityBonus website features a bank of multiple-choice questions for self-testing, and illustrations from the book, with and without labels, for student and instructor use New chapter on "emotion work"New and improved 2-colour figures throughoutColour photograph section now grouped by topicUpdated to cover latest guidelines, protocols and research evidence
The ultimate goal for Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) leaders is to develop skills that will support their ability to lead effectively through complex challenges-such as working within the constraints of tight budgets, initiating health care policy change to eliminate health disparities, and improving health care outcomes at all levels of care.
This text is an invaluable instructional guide for nursing graduate students who are developing the skills needed to fulfill this new and emerging role of clinical leadership. With this book, nurses can develop leadership skills that will ultimately transform health care practice by incorporating innovative professional models of care. It provides critical information and practical tools to enhance leadership, drawing from the works of experts in business and health care leadership. This book is an important resource for DNP students, nurse practitioners, and current clinical leaders dealing with the challenges of health care for the next generation.Key topics:
Cultivating the characteristics of a transformational leader: charisma, innovation, inspiration, intellect, and moreDeveloping the role of the DNP within complex organizational systemsIncorporating new care delivery, practice, and management models through leadershipNavigating power, politics, and policy: building the team, understanding economics and finance, and more
This portable, photo-rich guide to physical examination for Nurse Practitioners and other primary care providers will help you develop the unique range of skills required to assess children of all ages. System chapters begin with embryological development and review the key developmental stages of childhood. For infants and young children, this step-by-step guide uses the "quiet-to-active" approach favored by pediatric experts and considered more effective for this age-group than the traditional head-to-toe approach used for adults. Other key topics include pediatric mental health assessment and growth and development screening and surveillance.Uses the quiet-to-active approach to the examination of infants and young children, starting with listening and moving on to touching, the pediatric assessment approach that yields the best results in this age group. More than 300 photos and line drawings facilitate learning and familiarize you with common assessment findings.Information Gathering tables highlight questions and data needed from the patient/guardian, with questions conveniently separated by age group, to help you take an accurate history.Charting examples show you how to record physical examination findings in the health record and acquaint you with documentation language and format.Pediatric Pearls highlight effective physical examination findings and techniques gleaned from actual practice.Coverage of assessment of the preterm infant equips you with practical tools for assessing this unique pediatric population.Full-color format facilitates readability and learning.An easy-access two-column format provides quick access to concise information.Spiral binding lets you lay the book flat or fold it back for easy visualization and quick reference in the clinical setting.NEW! Expanded coverage of growth and development screening and surveillance reviews the methods and tools used for screening children for developmental delays and emotional and behavioral problems — one of the most challenging aspects of well-child care.NEW! Expanded coverage of history-taking and charting, with special emphasis on electronic charting, dermatologic assessment of more darkly pigmented skin, and adolescent assessment, provides valuable, need-to-know information.NEW! Expanded coverage of pediatric mental health assessment, including depression and anxiety, better equips you to assess for the 70% of adolescent mental health disorders that are thought to be unrecognized and untreated.NEW! Family, Cultural, and Racial Considerations sections address the increasingly important areas of family and cultural assessment to prepare you for differences to anticipate when assessing children of different cultural or racial groups.NEW! Enhanced illustration program featuring more than 50 new photos and illustrations better prepares you for clinical practice.NEW Summary of Examination lists at the end of each examination chapter highlight key assessment points associated with each body system and serve as a convenient quick reference and learning aid.NEW! Evidence-Based Practice Tips highlight useful research findings that guide you in your clinical practice.NEW! New and updated content on congenital and acquired heart disease, disorders of sexual differentiation, and sports-related concussions, as well as updated autism screening guidelines and World Health Organization (WHO) growth charts,
And once your skin glows and you feel full of energy and enthusiasm, you are well on the way to realizing your complete beauty potential. How would you rate your physical condition and appearance? Are you satisfied with the way you are, or would you say there is room for improvement? Do you feel frustrated because it is difficult to find the time—much less the energy to give attention to health and beauty maintenance?
In today's fast-paced world, time for personal care and relaxation is often forgotten, yet the price of neglect is too high to pay. Your eating habits, beauty routines, and techniques for managing stress all need to be as simple, streamlined, and effective as possible. To meet this need, the Maeda Program combines the best of Western medical knowledge with tried-and-true Japanese methods to create an easy-to-follow routine ideal for today's busy woman.
Apply the latest knowledge and techniques with content thoroughly updated by leaders in the field.Quickly review key concepts through a question-and-answer format, bulleted lists, mnemonics, "Key Points" summaries, lists of useful web sites, and practical tips from the authors.Enhance your reference power with a full range of well-organized essential topics in pediatric emergency medicine. Improve content knowledge with a special chapter containing "Top 100 Secrets," providing an overview of essential material for last-minute study or self-assessment.
--On the Edge, Newsletter of the International Association of Forensic Nurses
"Muscari and Brown have written a great reference work for anyone who works with either child or teen victims or perpetrators of violent crime...Highly recommended."
"This is a comprehensive guide to all forensic aspects of the treatment of children and teens, important to all health care providers who will encounter young patients...Highly recommended."
"Drs. Muscari and Brown have synthesized the key information on forensics pediatrics and produced a 'must read' text that needs to be on every person's bookshelf."
--Ann Wolbert Burgess, DNSc, APRN, BC
Professor of Psychiatric Nursing, Boston College
Health care practitioners frequently work with victims of child abuse, sexual assault, and juvenile offenders, but often lack the education and resources they need to deal with the everyday forensic issues of pediatric practice. This quick guide provides current information that assists pediatric practitioners with the prevention, identification, and management of pediatric victims and offenders.
The book describes the general principles of forensics and its implications in pediatric practice, including the cycle, continuum, and cultural aspects of violence. It also serves as a guide to conducting the forensic assessment and recording the legal documentation, collecting evidence, navigating the criminal and family justice systems, and producing expert witness testimony. The authors clearly define the role of the pediatric provider working with children who witness violence at home, in the community, and in the media.
How to detect abusive parents as well as abused childrenThe effects of victimization of children by abusive, absent, or incarcerated parentsDelinquency and juvenile justice systems-with insight into bullying, school violence, arson, gang membership, juvenile sex offending, and dating violenceUnnatural pediatric deaths, such as sudden unexpected infant and child death, accidents, homicides, and suicides
Practicing emergency room nurses, pediatric critical care nurses, nurse practitioners, and student practitioners will find this book to be an essential reference guide for managing and understanding pediatric forensics.
Using a step-by-step approach, the book discusses the basics of online learning, its infrastructure, and its technical support needs. Current evidenced-based research examines teacher-student interactions, course management, web-based resources, and best-practices. The text also includes an overview of free and for-purchase technologies and describes how to choose those technologies that meet the needs of a particular teaching situation. The book is completely interactive, containing web-based tools to enhance methods and concepts. Chapters also include interactive case studies, tutorials, and exercises to enhance learning and test learning styles. This text will not only provide optimal guidance for using the Web to teach students and professional nurses skills they need to embrace best practices and achieve optimal outcomes, it will also instill in them the habits of lifelong learning.New to the third edition:
Includes new web-based interactive features to promote online learning and skills Features new chapter on the nurse in staff development Provides current guidelines on translating courses from the classroom to the online environment Presents new content on Web-based learning theories and teaching with technology Includes practical measures for student assessment and evaluation in online education backed by research and consensus
This second edition reflects recent changes in higher education and includes an emphasis on students' rights and safety. Chapters address the general legal rights of students with expanded content on the interplay with social media, rights of faculty regarding freedom of speech, faculty protection against lawsuits, faculty and the employment relationship, faculty relations, the teaching and scholarship roles of faculty, the service and clinical practice role of faculty, and ethical considerations for patients, students, and faculty in education environments. Appendices include information on how to read a legal case and how to research legal topics.Key Features:
Addresses the foundations of the legal, professional, and ethical issues that concern nursing faculty on a daily basis Defines the legal rights of students, professors, and educational institutions and the case laws supporting those rightsIncludes a legal scenario, related principles and theory, and critical thinking questions in each chapterProvides guidelines for legally appropriate actions and strategies to avoid legal problemsReflects recent changes in higher education Emphasizes students' rights and safetyAuthor is perfectly credentialed (JD & PhD) and experienced (Professor, Dean, and experienced Attorney at Law) to write this book
Trauma Care explores the concept of trauma assessment, focusing on patient priorities and interprofessional trauma team working. Individual chapters look at the essential assessment and management issues for each system of the body and specific age related complications. Emphasis is placed on key patient priorities, with acknowledgement to the common pitfalls in initial trauma care. This text will be essential for all emergency nurses, and those working in the emergency department.
This latest edition includes three timely new chapters on qualitative methods, introducing grounded theory, phenomenology and ethnography. It integrates the discussion of evidence-based practice throughout, advises on systemic literature reviewing and clearly explains a wealth of methods and skills to support your understanding of research. An explanatory glossary at the end of the book complements Parahoo's accessible writing style, ensuring all readers can get to grips with the knowledge needed to read, comprehend and critique research.
This popular book offers a comprehensive introduction to important research concepts, processes and issues. It equips students with the information and skills they need to utilise research throughout study and in everyday practice.
Now updated to include the latest 2012 NMC Midwifery Rules and Standards and a brand new chapter on the midwife and public health, this comprehensive resource provides a wide range of need-to-know information for student midwives, including:Effective communication and documentation Confidentiality Interdisciplinary working The fundamentals of antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal care Assessment and examination of the new-born baby Medicines Public health Clinical decision-making Evidence-based practice
With case studies, words of wisdom from current midwives and a range of activities and self-test questions throughout – making it easy to learn and understand key concepts – The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Midwife is the ideal companion for students throughout their course.
Find information quickly and easily with a consistent chapter organization.
Get the most authoritative advice available from world-class neonatologists who have the inside track on new trends and developments in neonatal care.Stay current in practice with in-depth coverage of presentation, pathogenesis, epidemiology, and prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia; short and long-term outcomes of oxygenation strategies in preterm infants; and many other hot topics in neonatal respiratory care.
Chapter 5 Negligence, which has been completely rewritten to discuss negligence by jurisdictionChapter 8 Manipulation of Life now deals with topical and controversial issues such as abortion, wrongful death, tissue transplants, genetics and infertilityChapter 10: Contractual and Industrial Elements of Professional Practice has been updated to include the most recent changes to Industrial Relations Law, information that is essential for any Health Professional entering into employment.Chapter 11: Statues Controlling Health Service Delivery has been revised with respect to drugs and continues to provide the significant legislation most likely to impact on the daily practice of the health professional namely poisons, mental health legislation, child and elder abuse, and the notification of births and deaths.New Chapter 12: Registration and Regulation of Health Professionals highlights the contemporary issues faced by health professionals with the implementation of National Registration.
Addition of legislation regulating research and a discussion of the legislative and common law controls on conducting research within Australian healthcare systems – National Health and Medical Research Council Act
Update all appendices and include the Decision Making Framework for Nurses plus Glossary
Takes a multidisciplinary approach to the subject of health care law and includes case-studies and activities.
Discussion on the implications of evidence-based practice on the standard notionally attributed to the duty of care.
This one-of-a-kind learning resource for neonatal nurse practitioner/clinical nurse specialist students in both academic and clinical settings uses complex case studies to reinforce the best practices in treating vulnerable neonatal patients. Based on applications and outcomes, the case study approach develops critical thinking and clinical decision making and fosters effective role transition in practice-based disciplines. Authored by leading neonatal nurse practitioner (NNP) educators nationwide, these multifaceted, unfolding case studies address and synthesize the most important content covered throughout the NNP curriculum. Additional audiences for this book include interprofessional staff working in Level II and Level III nursery settings.
Beginning with case studies for identifying maternal risk factors, and culminating in case studies for communicating with parents, this text shows a holistic view of caring for neonatal patients. Chapters organized by body system address diseases and disorders and prompt the reader for diagnosis and treatment. Progressing from basic to complex, case studies include objectives, clinical pearls, and critical thinking questions. A robust instructor tool kit contains pedagogical strategies for facilitating online discussion, chapter conclusion quizzes, a variety of simulation experiences, and more.
Uses a complex case-based learning approach for neonatal advanced practice nursing-the first book to do so Authored by leading NNP educators nationwide Provides case studies synthesizing key content areas Helps prepare students for effective role transition Includes a robust instructor toolkit and can be used in online courses
Written by two experienced practitioners, this is the first evidence-based practice book for medical professionals on this subject. Chapters include coverage of:
What hypnosis is and the history of hypnobirth
The power of the mind and the effect of language
Relaxation and breathing techniques
The neocortex and hormones
Birth partners, relationships, women’s advocates and primary supporters
Throughout the book the authors provide health professionals working in clinical midwifery practice with information and evidence-based findings to support the use of hypnobirth. The book includes case studies, scripts and reflective questions to encourage a deeper understanding of the techniques and issues and to engage and inspire the reader.
Hypnobirthis essential reading for midwives, obstetricians, student midwives, doulas and any practitioner involved in preparing and supporting pregnant women for labour.
The first chapters will be dedicated to the epidemiology of neonatal mortality and morbidity and to the conditions responsible for neonatal risk. A section will be devoted to organizational problems of hospitals and home services for efficient modern neonatal and infant care.
Particular attention will be paid to neonatal care, medico-legal questions, examination of newborns and current availability of laboratory facilities and instrumentation for identification of perinatal abnormalities. Neonatal nutritional problems will also be examined, outlining current knowledge of the needs of sick and healthy babies. Conditions jeopardizing fetal health such as diabetes, maternal drug abuse and smoking will be discussed. New advances in neonatal pharmacology will be extensively examined.
Various diseases of the neonate involving lungs, heart, gastrointestinal tract, blood, immune system, endocrine system and kidneys will be also expounded in special chapters. Fetal and neonatal infections will be extensively discussed. Fetal and neonatal neurological abnormalities will be discussed by highly specialized authors. There will be chapters on neonatal ophthalmology, dermatology and orthopedics.
Each chapter has beeb written by a well recognized international expert in his or her field. As the opinion leader in their field, the Author is responsible for giving the most up-to-date information in terms of what is known, what is still being researched, and what has become evidence based medicine. Underlying causes and mechanisms of neonatal diseases will be presented in an immediate form. The use of summaries, tables, and accurately selected guidelines or recommendations that will accompany the text will supply quick references and instant solutions to the concerned neonatologists during their daily practice.
This new edition emphasises the importance of translating evidence into skilful practice. It updates the evidence around what works best for normal birth, aspects of which still remain hidden and ignored by some maternity care professionals. Beginning with the decision about where to have a baby, through all the phases of labour to the immediate post-birth period, it systematically details research and other evidence sources that endorse a low intervention approach. The second edition:has been expanded with new chapters on Preparation for Childbirth and Waterbirth highlights where the evidence is compelling discusses its application where women question its relevance to them and where the practitioner's expertise leads them to challenge it gives background and context before discussing the research to date includes questions for reflection, skills sections and practice recommendations generated from the evidence.
Using evidence drawn from a variety of sources, Evidence and Skills for Normal Labour and Birth critiques institutionalised, scientifically managed birth and endorses a more humane midwifery-led model. Packed with up-to-date and relevant information, this text will help all students, practising midwives and doulas keep abreast of the evidence surrounding normal birth and ensure their practice takes full advantage of it.
Maintaining the high standards of the previous edition of this bestseller, the current editors have fully revamped this reference to match the education and reference needs of today’s LNC. Adding a wealth of new information, the book has been split into two volumes: Legal Nurse Consulting Principles, designed for students, and Legal Nurse Consulting Practices, a solid professional reference that practicing LNCs will consult again and again.
Legal Nurse Consulting Practices provides the professional LNC with a wealth of new content covering processes and legal considerations in a number of areas. It explores forensics work and administrative healthcare law including insurance regulations and fraud. It discusses keys aspects of Medicare, approaches to creating a life care plan, the legal aspects of advanced practice nursing, and key concepts related to pediatrics and neonatal care. The book also describes the competencies and necessary background needed for certification and provides advice on how to advance within the profession.
An authoritative reference for practitioners:
Includes samples of effective and ineffective cross-examinations
Explores evidentiary issues
Provides guidelines for setting up an LNC practice
Examines the role of LNCs in various fields
Reviews the healthcare claims process
Discusses case evaluation for a variety of special needs patients
Contains review questions at the end of each chapter to refresh practicing LNCs
Those wishing guidance on the basics of LNC should check out the companion volume, Legal Nurse Consulting Principles. These volumes are also available as a set.
Using letters from and interviews with many bereaved parents, Nancy Kohner and Alix Henley have written a book which offers understanding of what it means to lose a baby and the grief that follows. When a Baby Dies also contains valuable information about why a baby dies, hospital practices, the process of grieving, sources of support, and the care parents need in future pregnancies.
Dana Beth Weinberg argues that hospital restructuring in the 1990s is to blame. In their attempts to retain profit margins or even just to stay afloat, hospitals adopted a common set of practices to cut costs and increase revenues. Many strategies squeezed greater productivity out of nurses and other hospital workers. Nurses' workloads increased to the point that even the most skilled nurses questioned whether they could provide minimal, safe care to patients. As hospitals hemorrhaged money, it seemed that no one-not hospital administrators, not doctors-felt they could afford to listen to nurses.
Through a careful look at the effects of the restructuring strategies chosen and implemented by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the author examines management's efforts to balance service and survival. By showing the effects of hospital restructuring on nurses' ability to plan, evaluate, and deliver excellent care, Weinberg provides a stinging indictment of standard industry practices that underestimate the contribution nurses make both to hospitals and to patient care.