Comprehensive, clear, easy-to-use format allows you to quickly find and review the exact content you need
Rationales provide complete information on every procedure
Identified AP procedures help you judge whether a procedure is in your scope of practice
Patient safety highlighted with new icons for patient identification and time-out Joint Commission Universal Protocols
CDC Standard Precautions for hand washing and applying protective clothing and equipment highlighted with new iconsUNIQUE! Clarity of Evidence Leveling helps you quickly grasp the strength of the evidence supporting the care recommendations
Reviewed and Updated References comply with the highest standards of critical care practice
Alphabetical procedures index inside the front cover provides easy access
Reader-friendly design changes make it easier to identify and utilize special features
Acute and Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialists: Best Practices presents the knowledge and tools the CNS needs to provide the best standards of practice and performance. It focuses on the role of the CNS in acute and critical care, emphasizing the relationship between critical care nursing, the patient, and the environment of care. Divided into 3 main sections, the framework of the book is based on the Scope and Standards of Practice for the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Acute and Critical Care and the AACN's synergy model. This book delivers up-to-date information for today's health care along with practical tools for the CNS in acute and critical care settings.Provides a current guide for the CNS' role in acute and critical care for the most up-to-date information.Reader-friendly presentation of information provides an easy reference that can be used in day-to-day practice.Discussion questions based on the CCNS blueprint assist in review for the certification examination, making this book a seminal reference for nurses taking the CCNS certification examination.Case studies present applied learning of the acute and critical care setting to prepare the reader for real-life situations.
"... 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.
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
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.
-- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
This 'classic' has been thoroughly updated to incorporate the most up-to-date research findings and strategies for providing cost-effective and evidence-based care. New chapters address emerging infections, the late preterm infant, and neonatal care from a global perspective. Included are updated neonatal care protocols and procedures, neuroprotective risk factors, new treatments, and new trends in developmental care. Text integrates the Institute of Medicine's (10M) five competencies, reflects the Affordable Healthcare Act and the Robert Wood Johnson and 10M report "The Future of Nursing."
The text continues to provide neonatal care from a physiologic and pathophysiologic approach, with a major emphasis on nursing management at the bedside and advanced practice level. Each neonatal body system is presented, along with E-B interventions to assist in understanding the 'why' behind what is seen in the clinical area. Integrative management is threaded through the text along with extensive research findings to support practice strategies and rationales for sound clinical decision-making. Topics of recent interest include iatrogenic complications, neonatal pain, use of computers or other technology in neonatal care, and neonatal AIDS. Case studies enhance understanding of both common and rare neonatal conditions.New to the Fifth Edition:
New chapters: emerging infections, the late preterm infant, and neonatal care from a global perspective Updated neonatal care protocols and procedures, neuroprotective factors, new treatment modalities and new trends in developmental care Tackles the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Addresses the expansion of the nurse's role in the US and worldwide Provides case studies that lead the reader through the identification, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of common and rare neonatal conditions
"A good neonatal and paediatric reference and textbook..." Reviewed by Jo Wilson on behalf of Nursing Times, March 2015A developmental approach addresses the differences at each stage of the child's growth and enables you to individualize care at the appropriate level for each child. UNIQUE! Quality Patient Outcomes are discussed for major childhood diseases and disorders, showing how nursing care directly impacts patient outcomes.Nursing Care Plans provide models for planning patient care, with rationales explaining why specific nursing interventions have been chosen, and include nursing diagnoses, patient/family goals, nursing interventions/rationales, expected outcomes, and NIC and NOC guidelines.A focus on family-centered care emphasizes the role and influence of the family in health and illness with a separate chapter and Family-Centered Care boxes.Critical thinking exercises use case studies to help you test and develop your own analytical skills.Nursing Care Guidelines provide clear, step-by-step, detailed instructions on performing specific skills or procedures.Nursing Tips include helpful hints and practical, clinical information, and Nursing Alerts provide critical information that must be considered in providing care.An emphasis on wellness includes principles of health promotion and injury prevention for each age group.Drug Alerts highlight important drug-related information for safe, appropriate care.Pathophysiology Reviews explain complicated disease processes with illustrated summary boxes.Complementary & Alternative Therapy boxes include timely information on alternative medicine as a part of complete, comprehensive care.Atraumatic Care boxes contain techniques for care that minimize pain, discomfort, or stress, and provide guidance for performing procedures in a caring manner.Emergency Treatment boxes serve as a quick reference in critical situations.
Perioperative Care of the Child explores the role of the nurse in a wide variety of perioperative contexts, including anaesthetics, surgical procedures (including coverage of fetal surgery, endoscopic procedures and care of children with burns), paediatric transplantation, postoperative recovery, and pre- and post-hospital care. This essential resource benefits from an international perspective, with contributions from experienced and highly-specialised clinicians from around the world.Essential reading for children’s and perioperative nurses, and others who work in the perioperative area. Evidence-based, with clear links to nursing practice. Focuses on key skills and knowledge. Emphasises patient-centred care. Edited by an internationally-regarded children’s nurse.
Benefit from authoritative guidance on genetic disorders and dysmorphic conditions, neonatology, developmental-behavioral pediatrics, allergy and immunology, conditions of each body system, child abuse and neglect, infectious disease, surgery, pediatric and adolescent gynecology, orthopedics, and craniofacial syndromes – all enhanced by over 3,400 high-quality images.
Prepare for the pediatric boards with one of the best, most widely used review tools available.Access the complete contents and illustrations online at www.expertconsult.com - fully searchable!
Get in-depth guidance on your laptop or mobile device with online diagnostic videos of non-seizure neurological symptoms, respiratory disorders, and seizures, plus an infant development assessment tool, a downloadable image gallery (JPEGs or PPTs for easy insertion into academic presentations) and links to PubMed – all online at www.expertconsult.com.
Gain an up-to-date understanding of today’s hottest topics, including autism spectrum disorders, childhood obesity, inborn errors of metabolism, malformations associated with teratogens, and mitochondrial disorders.
Stay current with new chapters and revised coverage of genetics, radiology, development, endocrinology, infectious diseases, cerebral palsy, skeletal syndromes, and child abuse.
The book is based on research and evidence developed by CIMS and includes 10 protocols, each with detailed policies and procedures and supporting information and resources that help implement the change to Mother-Friendly Care. Each protocol is authored and reviewed by recognized leaders in a variety of childbirth and maternity care arenas. The book traces the development of Mother-Friendly Care and describes its core tenets along with supporting statistical information. These tenets eschew practices not supported by scientific evidence. The manual includes implementation strategies for the evidence-based nursing care training programs of such organizations as Lamaze, ICEA, and AWHONN, and supports the WHO-Unicef "Ten Steps of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative" to promote successful breastfeeding.
Key Features:Provides evidence-based policies and procedures for developing Mother-Friendly Care in maternity care facilities Presents specific guidelines that can be used as a standard to measure Mother-Friendliness and subsequently used for marketing purposes Designed to provide childbirth educators and doulas with guidelines for promoting Mother-Friendly Care to birthing women Assists nurses who want to promote more rapid change on their units toward Mother-Friendly Care Supports the WHO-UNICEF "Ten Steps of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative" to promote successful breastfeeding
All play professionals are united in their belief that play is important for children’s development – and there are inherent characteristics of play that underpin professional play practice across contexts. Providing an overarching concept of play, drawing together the evidence base across disciplines and linking theory to practice, The Essence of Play is the ideal handbook for all those working with children.
Play acts as a natural resource for children to meet physical, intellectual and emotional challenges and this book, unusually, considers play from the perspectives of children rather than adults. It provides a baseline of shared knowledge for all play professionals, exploring the fundamental value of play rather than a ‘how to’ approach to practice. It considers:the therapeutic potential inherent in play; how play reflects and promotes physical, emotional, intellectual, linguistic and social abilities; the emergence of different types of play skills and why these are important; cross-cultural patterns in play, gender, atypicality and adversity, highlighting the relevance of these issues to professional play practice; the benefits of utilising play for assessment and other professional practice issues such as ethical play practice, balancing risk with health and safety and the creation and management of boundaries.
This text is designed for students and practitioners working with children across the helping professions, including early years education, play therapy, playwork, childcare, social care, nursing and allied health. Each chapter provides directed reading and small reflective tasks to encourage readers to digest key issues.
The text highlights the ways in which Nightingale's tenets of nursing and Watson's theory of human caring science resonate with the its subject matter and are applied in the NICU. It includes examples of favorable outcomes associated with the protocols described in this book from practitioners in the U.S. and overseas. Additionally, the text aligns with NANN guidelines for Age Appropriate Care of the Premature and Hospitalized Infant. This book will provide the neonatal nurse/APN with best available, evidence-based caring strategies to consistently and reliably manage the trauma associated with the NICU experience and mitigate both short-term and long-term complications associated with this developmental trauma.
Key Features:Introduces cutting-edge, evidence-based care protocols proven to reduce the profound morbidities and developmental challenges of premature infants Reframes the concept of developmentally supportive care to trauma-informed, age-appropriate care Meets Joint Commission requirements for age-appropriate staff education Includes examples from researchers and practitioners worldwide Presents innovative online learning activities to facilitate translation of content to clinical practice
Student-friendly features include:Key termsMultiple-choice, matching, fill-in-the-blank, short answer, and true/false questionsCritical thinking case studiesAnswer keyPerforated pages for easy removal
Content is divided into key topic areas including physiological adaptations to birth, newborn assessment and basic newborn care, newborn nutrition, common and high-risk neonatal conditions, special topics, and information based on a family-centered care model that addresses parent assessments, needs, and discharge instructions. Features such as Fast Facts in a Nutshell and tables with easy-to-read lab values and data reinforce information. Chapter objectives highlight procedures and policies to know as well as needed equipment, supplies, medications, and evidence-based protocols. Appendices include skills checklist, commonly used medications, abbreviations, and lab values. Pocket-sized and providing essential information at a glance, Fast Facts for the Neonatal Nurse is a useful guide to ensuring the highest quality of care for newborn infants and their families.
Key Features:Provides essential information for new neonatal nurses and their preceptors in concise, consistent, easy-to-use format Encompasses all aspects of effective, evidence-based, holistic care in all practice settings Includes a special ìorientation guideî and ìFast Facts in a Nutshellî in each chapter Offers practice-relevant information for quick retrieval Highlights Health Promotion and Discharge Teaching
UNIQUE! Family focusincludes a separate chapter on the role of the family in child health, family content throughout the text, and Family-Centered Care boxes that highlight information on patient teaching, home care, and incorporating the family in the child's care.
An emphasis on wellnessoffers health promotion and injury prevention strategies for each age group.
UNIQUE! Evidence-Based Practice boxesdemonstrate how research is applied to nursing care in the clinical setting. UNIQUE! Atraumatic Care boxes provide guidance for administering nursing care with minimal pain or stress to the child, family, and nurse. NEW! Safety Alerts call your attention to important patient safety considerations and support the QSEN initiative for better outcomes of nursing care.
NEW! Quality Patient Outcomes contentin Nursing Care Management discussions for major diseases and disorders helps you understand how the care you provide impacts patient safety and promotes positive outcomes.
UNIQUE! Critical thinking case studiesallow you to test and develop your analytical skills in a variety of clinical situations.
NEW! Drug Alertsthroughout the text emphasize important drug information and point out potential issues.
NEW! Pathophysiology Reviewshighlight and clarify complex pathophysiology information.
Completely updated contentfocuses on timely, practical topics, including methods for measuring competency and outcomes, the nurse’s role in injury prevention, shaken baby syndrome/traumatic brain injury, Healthy People 2020, car restraints, immunizations, late preterm infants, and childhood obesity. Expanded and updated coverage of genetics addresses the latest advances in the field as it relates to children in health and illness.
Be prepared for the unexpected! A veritable "who's who" of global authorities provides practical knowledge to effectively diagnose and manage almost any infectious disease you may encounter.
Quickly look up the answers you need by clinical presentation, pathogen, or type of host.Get expanded coverage for all types of infectious diseases including new chapters on infection related to pets and exotic animals, and tickborne infections.
Apply the latest recommendations and treatments for emerging and re-emerging diseases including the H1N1 virus.
Modified to conform to the current curriculum, Schaum's Outline of Pediatric Nursing complements these courses in scope and sequence to help you understand its basic concepts. The book offers extra practice on topics such as health promotion and health problems of children in infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence. You’ll also get coverage on chronic illnesses and disabilities in children and dysfunctions of the various systems of the body in children.
Features:Professional case studies and 122 review questions Comprehensive review of specialized topics such as impact of cognitive or sensory impairment on the child and family, family-centered home care, and pediatric variations of nursing interventions Support for all the major textbooks for pediatric nursing courses
Topics include: Health Promotion and Growth Development, The Hospitalized Child and Family, Common Alterations in Pediatric Respiratory Functioning, Common Alterations in Pediatric Hematological and Immune Functioning, Common Cancers in Children and Adolescents, Alteration in Musculoskeletonal and Joint Functioning, Common Alterations in Pediatric Neurological Functioning, Common Alterations in Pediatric Neuromuscular Functioning, Common Alterations in Pediatric Fluid and Electrolyte Balance & Urinary and Renal Functioning, Common Alterations in Pediatric Endocrine Functioning, Common Alterations in Pediatric Cardiac Functioning, Common Alterations in Pediatric Gastrointesetinal Functioning, Common Alterations in Sensory Functioning, The Child with Special Needs
This well-formatted reference covers the more commonly occurring L&D situations, terminology, equipment, labs, medications, complications, and algorithms to help foster critical thinking and establish a concrete obstetric knowledge base. A wealth of clearly rendered illustrations are included to aid learning. The book also provides space for nurses to enter personal notes and protocol observed in their particular hospital.Key Features:
Provides an easy-access reference to everyday labor and birth management practices Includes common obstetrical abbreviations, terminology, equipment needed, labs, and algorithms Highlights potential complications in red to indicate emergent topic Integrates multiple illustrations to enhance learning Answers basic questions so new nurses can pursue higher-level learning
Learning activitiesCase studies with critical thinking questionsThinking Critically scenariosApplying Knowledge exercisesReview questionsCrossword puzzlesSeveral Thinking Critically sections and case studies with critical thinking questions have been added.Alternate-item format questions are included in the review questions for the NCLEX® Examination.
Concise yet packed with crucial knowledge, The Pocket NP is arranged in a logical head-to-toe format that includes the history and physical examination and essential medical decision-making considerations. The material is organized in a true rapid-access format, with salient information presented for maximum efficiency and speed of retrieval. A variety of templates for dictation/documentation are provided to assist the clinician with the development of a concise and logical patient record. These templates can be mixed and matched as needed and, using a specific template for focused patient problems (e.g., foreign body ingestion), will facilitate assessment fine tuning. Also included are frequently used illustrations for anatomical records as well as templates to assist in identification of normal and abnormal presentations. Additional helpful features include “Tips” and “Don’t Miss” boxes with bullet points of critical information, a rapid “review of systems,” billing information, and a dedicated page for NP “Survival Information” and notes.
Key Features:Provides ultra-quick access to patient treatment information Offers easy-to-use framework for quickly locating critical information Presents templates for identifying normal and abnormal presentations Contains a rapid “review of systems” Delivers content in head-to-toe format Includes “Tips” and “Don’t Miss” boxes with bullet points of critical information
All content areas required for NCLEX-RN success are interwoven in an enjoyable format that dispels the drudgery of straightforward memorization. A variety of NCLEX-style questions are used throughout the book to familiarize students with the exam format and to help them assess their own learning. The book includes engaging eResources for enriched learning experiences. It will also be of value to faculty as a make-up guide for students who miss clinical hours, and as a reference for scenarios with standardized patients or role-play situations.
Key Features:Uses unique unfolding case study method that embeds basic and advanced pediatric nursing care concepts Promotes active learning and knowledge retention Helps to foster problem-solving and critical thinking techniques Provides all types of NCLEX-style questions for exam preparation Includes eResources throughout for enhanced learning opportunities
Seasoned pediatric nurses describe how to assist compassionately and efficiently with painful procedures that can be emotionally taxing for all involved. They share proven and time-tested tips for easing trauma for both child and parent. Each chapter features an introduction and key chapter objectives, followed by short paragraphs and bulleted information organized according to body systems. It focuses on the most commonly seen illnesses within each system and includes, for each diagnosis, an easy-to-understand description, disease manifestations, diagnostic criteria, and interventions. "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" boxes provide highlighted, critical information and key clinical pearls that can be put to work immediately.
Key Features:Provides current, evidence based information for new pediatric nurses in a concise, easy-to-access bulleted format Packed with information about commonly seen disease processes and well child care along with sound clinical advice Includes age-appropriate techniques for working specifically with children Presents a cross-referenced index of frequently used terminology for quick information retrieval Highlights important information in call-out boxes that also include clinical pearls
The text is an excellent teaching tool and resource for anyone who performs newborn examinations including nurses, neonatal and pediatric nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, physicians and therapists. It can also serve as a core text for any program preparing individuals for advanced practice roles in neonatal care.
KEY FEATURES:An authoritative and renowned text that comprehensively addresses all key aspects of newborn assessmentProvides a well-ordered evaluation of individual body systems.Assists the practitioner in identifying infant state, behavioral clues, and signs of pain, facilitating individualized care.Comprehensively addresses the tremendous range of variation among newborns of different gestational ages.The content is amplified by numerous photos and illustrations, many in full colorIncludes Power Point slides and an Image Bank
Fortunately, there's Schaum's.
More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills.
This Schaum's Outline gives you:700 review questions with answers Essential information on pregnancy, labor and birth, and care of the newborn Support of all the major textbooks in the field of maternal-newborn nursing
Fully compatible with your classroom texts, Schaum's highlights all the important facts you need to know. Use Schaum’s to shorten your study time--and get your best test scores!
This companion study guide to Advanced Pediatric Assessment, Second Edition incorporates case studies, certification-style review questions, and anatomic labeling exercises to enhance and reinforce the specialized learning experience of nurse practitioner students. This study guide is the only one to focus specifically on the assessment of infants and children. Its chapters align with corresponding textbook chapters to facilitate exam success and mastery of skills required to expertly conduct the pediatric history and physical examination.
Case studies reflecting real-life practice scenarios and certification-style review questions help students to excel on the exam not only through mastery of the content but also by creating familiarity with the test blueprint. Exercises feature numbered anatomic sketches on which students label anatomy parts. These exercises help PNP and FNP students foster the critical thinking and in-depth knowledge they will need for their expanded scope of practice as advance practice nurses. Chapters follow a standardized format that includes overview, learning outcomes, essential terminology, and critical thinking exercises in two formats--short answer and case study. The chapters also present certification exam style multiple-choice questions and answers, and blank sample documentation to show examples of subjective and objective findings that are necessary to record.
KEY FEATURES:Serves as a valuable companion resource for the second edition of Advanced Pediatric Assessment Reinforces critical thinking information required for the Pediatric and Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Exams Mimics the exam format with case studies and certification-style review questions Includes anatomic labeling exercises and key terminology Provides a basis for class discussion with case studies
Ellen M. Chiocca, MSN, CPNP, APN, RNC-NIC, is a clinical assistant professor in the School of Nursing at DePaul University. She received a master of science degree in nursing and a postmaster nurse practitioner certificate from Loyola University, Chicago, and a bachelor of science degree in nursing from St. Xavier University. Prior to joining the faculty at DePaul University, she taught at Loyola University, Chicago, from 1991 to 2013. Ms. Chiocca's clinical specialty is the nursing of children. Her research focuses on how various forms of violence affect children's health. She is certified in neonatal intensive care nursing and as a pediatric nurse practitioner. In addition to teaching at DePaul, Ms. Chiocca also continues clinical practice as a pediatric nurse practitioner at a community clinic in Chicago. Ms. Chiocca has published more than 25 journal articles and book chapters, and is also a peer reviewer for the journal Neonatal Network. She is currently pursuing a PhD in nursing.
In this new fourth edition, the text has been developed to further align it with current child development philosophies and practices, and to support the wider group of professionals that are now required to take steps for promoting children’s development as part of their assessment and management plans. This book aims to improve the clinical management of children with developmental disorders, through providing the full range of developmental attainments, methods of observation, and advice about when to seek help.
Features of this completely revised edition include:
For students and tutors – information on theoretical aspects of development, with further reading suggestions and references including the most recent international studies in the field
A new section on the development of attention and self-regulation
Contemporary case studies with guidance on when to raise concerns for students and teachers
Discussion points to stimulate class debate
To complement this book, a new companion volume, From Birth to Five Years: Practical Developmental Examination, offers a step-by-step ‘how to’ guide, including guidance on enquiry and observation, how to chart typical and atypical patterns, and ‘red flags’ for recognising significant delay or abnormality.
To consolidate and expand on the practical and theoretical information across both books, a new companion website is available at www.routledge.com/cw/sharma, which includes the following additional learning material:
An interactive timeline of the key developmental domains
Introductions to theory with links to further reading
Video clips demonstrating practical assessment skills