Nursing Fundamentals Demystified offers a fast and interesting way for you to understand the foundational concepts and information that will be the cornerstone of your entire nursing education and career. It helps you sort through the mountain of information nursing students face and focus on the essentials – that which you truly must know to be a successful nurse. You’ll also learn how apply this information to real-world clinical situations.
In order to make the learning process as effective as possible, you’ll find learning aids such as chapter objectives; key terms, tables and boxed information which summarize important concepts; nursing alerts which spotlight critical safety information; nursing care plans in selected chapters which help you identify key assessment data, nursing diagnoses, and interventions; selected procedure tips to assist you with the clinical application of content, questions that appear throughout each chapter to help you evaluate your comprehension; and NCLEX®-style questions at the end of each chapter.
Get a working understanding of these important concepts:
The nursing process, Communication and Documentation, Vital sign assessment, Health assessment, Medication Administration, Safety, Skin integrity, Activity and mobility, Sensory and cognition, Sleep and comfort, Oxygenanation, Nutrition, Fluid, electrolyte, acid-base balance, Urinary elimination, Bowel elimination, Psychosocial needs
This book is in the Applications of Motivational Interviewing series, edited by Stephen Rollnick, William R. Miller, and Theresa B. Moyers. New to This Edition:*Reflects major advances in understanding and teaching MI.*Fully restructured around the new four-process model.*Additional case examples and counseling situations.*Reviews the growing evidence base and covers ways to assess MI fidelity. Pedagogical Features Include:*Online reflection questions and annotated cases, ideal for classroom discussion.*Key points at the end of each chapter.*Engaging boxes with special topics and personal reflections.*Extended bibliography and quick-reference glossary.
Nursing Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests Demystified offers a clear, step-by-step blueprint to understanding the laboratory and diagnostic tests most often performed by nurses. You will learn what each test is, why it is ordered, how it is performed, how patients should prepare, how long it takes to get the results, how to interpret the results, and what the nursing implications are. Topics are presented in a logical learn-as-you-go sequence, building on what you’ve learned, and you’ll be able to test your knowledge with chapter-ending questions and a final exam.
Nursing Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests Demystified is the fastest, easiest, and most enjoyable way to get up to speed on the medical tests nurses must be proficient at.
Winner--American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award
New to This Edition
*Revised throughout for DSM-5.
*Updated resources and suggested readings.
See also Morrison's DSM-5® Made Easy, which explains DSM-5 diagnoses in clear language, illustrated with vivid case vignettes; Diagnosis Made Easier, Second Edition, which offers principles and decision trees for integrating diagnostic information from multiple sources; and The Mental Health Clinician's Workbook, which uses in-depth cases and carefully constructed exercises to build the reader's diagnostic skills.
See also Drs. Courtois and Ford's edited volumes, Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders (Adults) and Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders in Children and Adolescents, which present research on the nature of complex trauma and review evidence-based treatment models.
Winner (Second Place)--American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Category
See also Drs. Courtois and Ford's authored book, Treatment of Complex Trauma, which presents their own therapeutic approach for adult clients in depth, and their edited volume Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders in Children and Adolescents.
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit
See also Dr. Beck's Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Second Edition: Basics and Beyond, the leading text for students and practicing therapists who want to learn the fundamentals of CBT.
CPT is endorsed by the U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense, the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, and the U.K. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as a best practice for the treatment of PTSD.
Winner, NAMI/Ken Book Award
*Follow rules and behave honestly.
*Curb angry outbursts.
*Make and maintain friendships.
*Express feelings productively.
*Stay on task at school.
*Resolve conflicts with siblings.
Loads of checklists, worksheets, and troubleshooting tips help you select and implement the strategies that meet your child's specific needs. You'll also build your own skills for parenting effectively when the going gets tough. Systematic, compassionate, and practical, the book is grounded in state-of-the-art research. The road to positive changes for your child and family starts here.
Mental health professionals, see also the related title The Practitioner Guide to Skills Training for Struggling Kids.
Written by the chair of the Education Committee of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Association, this is the first text on wound care to be both comprehensive in scope yet small enough to fit into a lab coat pocket. All of the latest information on wound care is now available at your fingertips.
Part of the new Nurse to Nurse series, this title features coverage of the principles behind acute as well as chronic wounds. The authors include assessment and evaluation principles, how to stage or classify any wound, and practical hints on wound measurement and wound care. You will also find documentation and reimbursement tips for many healthcare settings.
Features:PDA download of the entire text Wound care suggestions along with advantages and disadvanatages so you can make fully informed decisions about wound care In abbreviated format, all the considerations that must be made when treating wounds of differing pathophysiology and in multiple healthcare settings The most current scientific evidence on wound care Coated flex-binding repels stains
The new Nurse to Nurse series is specifically designed to simulate the teaching experience nurses learn best from: trusted mentors carefully explaining what they must do in specific clinical situtions. Written in a consistent, single-author voice, this series brings the wisdom and experience of some of the foremost experts to non-specialist nurses in clinical care.
New to This Edition
*Revised throughout for DSM-5.
*Updated resources and suggested readings.
See also Morrison's DSM-5® Made Easy, which explains DSM-5 diagnoses in clear language, illustrated with vivid case vignettes; The First Interview, Fourth Edition, which presents a framework for conducting thorough, empathic initial evaluations; and The Mental Health Clinician's Workbook, which uses in-depth cases and carefully constructed exercises to build the reader's diagnostic skills.
UPDATED ANNUALLYIncludes branded, generic, and over-the-counter medications Organized alphabetically by generic drug name Provides the details you need on: Mechanisms of action Common usage and dosage Side effects Drug interactions Nursing implications New drugs Patient education More than 150 new drugs and herbs
New to This Edition
*Reflects the ongoing development of the stages-of-change model and research advances over the past decade.
*Chapter on stage-based brief interventions in health care, social service, and community settings.
*Group treatment chapter has been significantly revised.
*Expanded coverage of the change processes relevant to each stage.
See also Group Treatment for Substance Abuse, Second Edition, by Mary Marden Velasquez et al., a manual for a group-based approach grounded in the transtheoretical model.
With this practical, no-nonsense, yet compassionate guide, Dr. Ellen Kirschman provides the first self-help book written to address the questions and concerns of today's fire fighter families. From the effects of shift work on your marriage, to the emotional side of physical injuries and trauma, to ways to deal with job pressures and resolve conflicts at home, read on to see what you can do to help yourself, your mate, and your children navigate the highs and lows of "the best job in the world."
--Linda Mabey, Journal of EMDR Practice and Research
This is a how-to compendium of evidence-based approaches to practicing psychotherapy for both the experienced and neophyte advanced practice psychiatric nurse. This book integrates neuroscience with relationship science and unites disparate psychotherapeutic approaches into a model that is concise and straightforward, yet sufficiently comprehensive to provide a framework for practice. The most useful therapeutic models are highlighted with principles, and techniques of treatment for nurse psychotherapists and those with prescriptive authority. This second edition expands the award-winning first edition, providing guidelines, forms, and case studies to assist APPNs in deciding which treatment to use based on psychotherapy outcome studies and practice guidelines.New Chapters in the Second Edition:
Motivational Interviewing Dialectical Behavior Therapy Group Therapy Family Therapy Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapeutic Approaches for Addictions New CPT Codes & Reimbursement
Awards and Reviews for the First Edition:
APNA Media Award
AJN Book of the Year Award
5 Star Amazon Reviews
4 Star Doody Review
"Lays out a holistic paradigm for advanced psychiatric nursing (APN) practice by drawing upon a neuroscience of information processing, human development, attachment theory, and trauma. . . (and) explains the essentials of psychotherapy by melding principles underlying the therapeutic alliance, adaptive information processing (AIP), change, and a hierarchically arranged treatment format that fosters healing through the resolution of dysfunctional memory this important text holds true to the historical basis for psychiatric nursing being organized around phases and principles of the nurse-patient relationship."
Margaret England, PhD, RN, CNS, Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
"Wheeler offers the field a scholarly training manual. . . grounded in Shapiro's (2001) adaptive information processing paradigm . . .(where) the brain is viewed as an information processing system with innate self-healing mechanisms that regulate its internal environment to survive and to maintain a stable, constant condition through dynamic regulation."
Robert M. Greenfield, PhD, Journal of Trauma & Dissociation
Looking for a quick way to learn the ins-and-outs of I.V. therapy but find other books dripping with complexity? Here's your lifeline! I.V. Therapy Demystified infuses essential information with clear explanations to make learning easy.
Written by a nursing professor, this detailed guide covers fluids and electrolytes, I.V. therapy delivery systems, and peripheral and central I.V. therapy. You will learn about crystalloid and colloid solutions and blood component, parenteral nutrition, and pharmacological therapies. I.V. therapy in infants, children, and older adults is also covered. Filled with key terms to help you to remember important concepts, and complete with end-of-chapter quizzes to test your knowledge, this book will teach you the fundamentals of I.V. therapy in no time at all.
I.V. Therapy Demystified is your shortcut to mastering this essential nursing topic.
This fast and easy guide offers:Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter An NCLEX-style quiz at the end of each chapter to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses Measurements labeled in SI units Indications for I.V. therapy and options for delivery A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work
New to This Edition*Reflects the latest knowledge on AN and its treatment, including additional research supporting the approach.*Clarifies key concepts and techniques.*Chapter on emerging directions in training and treatment dissemination.*Many new clinical strategies.
Use Marlene's unique “no cram, pass with what you already know” system and slash your study time in half
Based on Marlene Hurst's phenomenally popular nursing seminars that train over 30,000 students annually, this innovative review is loaded with the author's time-tested strategies-all designed to help you pass the NCLEX certification and course exams the first time around!
NCLEX-PN Review breaks the mold of other review books by explaining how to apply critical thinking and test-taking skills, rather than how to re-learn course content. Marlene shows you how to effectively work with the “think-on-your-feet” philosophy of the NCLEX-PN, not against it.
Features:A complete NCLEX-PN toolkit-from the world's most sought-after speaker on passing the NCLEX Over 1,000 skill-building NCLEX-style questions, complete with answers and rationales Full of concise, easy-to-remember strategies that cut study time in half! An eye-catching four-color format “Marlene Moments”-Marlene's humorous anecdotes of common student mistakes that offer a light-hearted look at how new nurses learn to succeed “What the NCLEX Lady Thinks”-valuable tips that reveal the motivation behind certain types of NCLEX questions and how to adjust your strategy accordingly Chapter-ending NCLEX practice questions that solidify important information and show you how it will be tested on the NCLEX examination Companion download with 300 additional NCLEX-style questions, plus audio tips form Marlene Hurst's award-winning NCLEX reviews
Use Marlene's “no cram, pass with what you already know” system to slash your study time in half
Based on Marlene Hurst's popular nursing seminars that train over 30,000 students annually, this innovative review is loaded with the author's time-tested strategies - all designed to help you excel in your Pathophysiology course exams.
Pathophysiology Review is unlike any other resource as it explains how to apply critical thinking and test-taking skills rather than how to re-learn course content. Marlene shows you how to “think on your feet” in order to succeed on your Pathophysiology exams.
Features:A complete Pathophysiology course toolkit - from the world's most sought after speaker on nursing exam preparation Skill-building questions, answers, and explanations at the end of each chapter Concise, easy-to-remember strategies that cut study time in half Eye-catching full-color format Marlene Moments - Marlene's humorous anecdotes of common student mistakes that offer a light-hearted look at how new nurses learn to succeed What the NCLEX Lady Thinks - tips that reveal the rationale behind various NCLEX pathophysiology questions and how to adjust your strategy accordingly
New to This Edition *Addresses the most urgent current questions in the field.*Reflects significant advances in key areas: assessment, body image in boys and men, obesity, illness-related body image issues, and cross-cultural research. *Conceptual Foundations section now incorporates evolutionary, genetic, and positive psychology perspectives. *Increased coverage of prevention.
The book embodies a holistic approach to nursing that recognizes the importance of quality of life in addition to quality of care. It provides an overview of the unique features of long-term care, addressing the operational differences between these settings and those of acute settings, the distinct responsibilities of long-term care nurses, special needs of the residents, and major clinical challenges. The text offers guidance on the use of evidence-based knowledge within the constraints of long-term care settings. Topics such as legal risks, documentation essentials, and the importance of self-care are covered, along with management and leadership issues relevant to the supervision of unlicensed personnel. The Fast Facts in a Nutshell feature assists readers in reinforcing and applying content, and a comprehensive resource list supplements the text. The book will also serve as a useful study tool for long-term nursing care certification.
Key Features:Embodies the essential competencies for long-term care nursing practicePresents information in a concise easy-to-access format with bulleted facts and the Fast Facts in a Nutshell featureAddresses management and leadership issues germane to the long-term care settingIncludes must-know information on regulatory standards, site visits, legal risks, documentation essentials, and moreGuides nurses in using evidence-based knowledge in long-term care settings
*End-of-chapter "Applications" sections showing how to evaluate specific methods.
*Appendices with quick-reference guides and recommended resources.
See also the authors' Essential Skills in Family Therapy, Third Edition: From the First Interview to Termination, which addresses all aspects of real-world clinical practice, and Essential Assessment Skills for Couple and Family Therapists, which shows how to weave assessment into all phases of therapy.
See also the related self-help guide, The DBT Solution for Emotional Eating, by Debra L. Safer, Sarah Adler, and Philip C. Masson, ideal for client recommendation.
“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
New to This Edition
*Restructured to reflect significant conceptual and clinical advances.
*Even more clinician friendly: increased emphasis on practical aspects of assessment and treatment.
*Chapter on organizational planning.
*Chapters on TST innovations, including applications for diverse trauma populations and for problems other than trauma.
*More reproducible clinical tools--now downloadable.
This book is in the Applications of Motivational Interviewing series, edited by Stephen Rollnick, William R. Miller, and Theresa B. Moyers.
New to This Edition
*Many new authors.
*Extensively revised with the latest theory, practices, and research.
*Chapters on domestic violence, addictions, and smoking cessation with adolescents.
*Chapter on transdiagnostic treatment.
New to This Edition
*References, resources, and diagnostic and treatment information are thoroughly updated.
*Additional clinical problems: reactive attachment disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, and varieties of violent behaviors.
*Sections on strengths assessment and ethical considerations in report writing.
*More online resources, including where to obtain free assessment measures and scales.
See also The Paper Office for the Digital Age, Fifth Edition, by Edward L. Zuckerman and Keely Kolmes, which provides the essential recordkeeping and risk-reduction tools that every psychotherapy practice needs.
If you're looking for a fun, fast review that boils healthcare informatics down to its most essential, must-know points, your search ends here! Healthcare Informatics Demystified is a complete yet concise overview of today's healthcare information technology. This guide introduces you to topics such as computer physician order entry (CPOE), electronic medication administration records (eMARs), decision support systems, and more. You will learn how to maintain electronic medical records (EMRs), use telemedicine to coordinate healthcare management, and safeguard a patient's privacy during treatment.
Studying is easy and effective with key objectives, important terms, brief overviews, tables and diagrams, and NCLEX-style questions throughout the book. At the end is a comprehensive final exam that covers all the content found in Healthcare Informatics Demystified.
This fast and easy guide features:Clear learning objectives and key terms to keep you on track A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work Chapter review questions and final exam at the end of the book Topics presented in a build-on-whatyou- learn approach Glossary of key terms
Simple enough for a student but comprehensive enough for a professional, Healthcare Informatics DeMYSTiFieD is your shortcut to mastering the basics of today’s healthcare technology.
Pedagogical Features Include:
*Accessible style and clear organization.
*Concise end-of-chapter summaries.
*Review questions in every chapter.
New to This Edition
*The latest research on prevention and treatment, including current data and revised discussions of genetic influences, family treatment models, and many other topics.
*Updated for DSM-5.
*Chapter on behavioral addictions.
*Chapter on promoting motivation and autonomy.
*Chapter on evidence-based practice.
Written by leaders in nursing informatics, this comprehensive, up-to-date text explores the ever-growing role technology plays in the field of nursing. Offering theoretical background to help you understand how informatics serves many aspects of the profession, Essential of Nursing Informatics also gives you practical help in unlocking computing’s benefits -- both now and into the future. Numerous case studies and examples add real-world relevance to the material.
An internationally recognized contributor team provides information and insights not found in any other text on essential topics such as the application of computers to nursing administration, education, and research; electronic medical records (EMRs) and personal health records (PHRs); coding; and government, clinical, and private sector system requirements.NEW! A companion Teacher's Edition, which will include chapter summaries with key teaching points, lesson plans, and review questions/answers for classroom use
See also Drs. Courtois and Ford's edited volume Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders (Adults) and their authored volume, Treatment of Complex Trauma: A Sequenced, Relationship-Based Approach.
Why this is the only test review you need:
Developed to address all aspects of ANCC examFormatted for easy review and understanding of conceptsUp-to-date and evidence-based 500 review questions to adequately prepare future gerontological nursesOne of a kind--no other gerontological review books are currently available
Designed for daily use, the guide is consistently organized in bullet-point Fast Facts style for easy access to information. Also included are such helpful features as "Clinical Snapshots" and "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" to reinforce content and aid in speedy information retrieval. A resources section guides nurses to additional information on each topic.
Key Features:Presents all aspects of current evidence-based practice in gerontology in user-friendly style Uses a holistic approach that considers all facets of the individual Provides key information that demonstrates the impact of aging on assessing, planning, and implementing care Features "Clinical Snapshots" and "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" for speedy information retrieval Includes information on gerontology care that is needed daily