With case studies, top tips, activities and questions throughout, The Student's Guide to Becoming a Nurse is ideal for all pre-registration nurses and those about to qualify.
Thoroughly updated, and with full-colour illustrations throughout, this new edition incorporates additional learning features including reflective questions at the end of each chapter, investigation boxes, medication alerts, red flags to indicate essential information to be aware of when providing care, vital signs boxes relating to physiological measurements as well as inclusion of the National Early Warning Score.
With emphasis placed on a multidisciplinary approach, Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology highlights the importance of contemporary, safe, and effective practice in an environment in which the delivery of care is constantly evolving.
Covering everything the newly registered nurse needs to know, this handy book explores:How to get the job you want The role and function of the staff nurse Accountability and delegation Working with patients and their families Becoming a manager Continuing professional and personal development
With activities, practical hints and tips throughout, this accessible aide-memoire will provide indispensable support for newly registered nurses in all fields.
Packed with advice, hints and tips, this essential, practical guide will orientate and guide you through your nursing course even before you start. Written in a straightforward, no-nonsense style, this Toolkit is full of strategies and help for surviving and succeeding on your pre-registration nursing course, and addresses all the key issues and concerns you may face, including:How to get the most out of your clinical placement The nursing terminology you need to know – including NMC standards How to create a professional Portfolio How to achieve a healthy work-life balance How to develop an effective relationship with your mentor
With case studies from real students, hands-on activities and suggestions for further reading, this is THE essential survival guide for your nursing course!
The book is broken in to four sections based on the four proficiencies stated by the NMC: Professional and Ethical Practice; Care Delivery; Care Management and Personal and Professional Development. It presents these proficiencies in an easy to understand and implement way, making it easily accessible for both students, and registered nurses who will find it a useful reference for their work and development.
Practically focused, each chapter begins with the outcomes associated with each standard, which helps contextualise and focus the reader on the content and relevance to the Care Certificate. The book also includes exercises to encourage the reader to stop, look, listen and act, thinking cap activity promotes further thinking and application to care and support provision along with case studies and resource files.
Written to help the reader come to terms with the role and function of the heath and care assistants, Fundamentals of Care offers support to those undertaking the Care Certificate and to assist those who already work as health and care assistants, helping them in their quest to enhance safe and effective care.
Dr. Rana Awdish never imagined that an emergency trip to the hospital would result in hemorrhaging nearly all of her blood volume and losing her unborn first child. But after her first visit, Dr. Awdish spent months fighting for her life, enduring consecutive major surgeries and experiencing multiple overlapping organ failures. At each step of the recovery process, Awdish was faced with something even more unexpected: repeated cavalier behavior from her fellow physicians—indifference following human loss, disregard for anguish and suffering, and an exacting emotional distance.
Hauntingly perceptive and beautifully written, In Shock allows the reader to transform alongside Awidsh and watch what she discovers in our carefully-cultivated, yet often misguided, standard of care. Awdish comes to understand the fatal flaws in her profession and in her own past actions as a physician while achieving, through unflinching presence, a crystalline vision of a new and better possibility for us all.
As Dr. Awdish finds herself up against the same self-protective partitions she was trained to construct as a medical student and physician, she artfully illuminates the dysfunction of disconnection. Shatteringly personal, and yet wholly universal, she offers a brave road map for anyone navigating illness while presenting physicians with a new paradigm and rationale for embracing the emotional bond between doctor and patient.
The book presents the reader with an institutional perspective as well as a community approach to general aspects of adult nursing care.
The text is clearly written with useful illustrations. A well known model of nursing is used in which to frame the information - Roper et al' s Activities of Living Model. The reader will begin to develop his/her practical nursing skills with a sound knowledge base underpinning the delivery of care. There are 14 chapters, a detailed glossary and a comprehensive list of "normal values" is included at the end.
The book is designed to be used as a reference book in either the clinical setting, the classroom or at home.
Combining superb illustrations with accessible and informative text, this book covers all the body systems and key concepts encountered from the start of the pre-registration nursing or healthcare programme, and is ideal for anyone looking for an overview of the human body. Providing a concise, visual overview of anatomy and physiology and the related biological sciences, this book will help students develop practical skills, enabling them to become caring, kind and compassionate nurses.Superbly illustrated, with full colour illustrations throughout Breaks down complex concepts in an accessible way Written specifically for nursing and healthcare students with all the information they need Includes access to a companion website with self-assessment questions for each chapter Available in a range of digital formats- perfect for ‘on the go’ study and revision
With an applied, interactive, and highly visual approach, Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology for Student Nurses provides students with an exciting and straightforward understanding of anatomy and physiology, enabling them to deliver high quality care in any setting. This book covers the structure and functions of the human body, with clinical applications throughout.
Key features:A clear, straightforward book on anatomy and physiology for all students in nursing and allied health. Fully interactive, with an activity section at the end of each chapter, featuring multiple choice questions, diagram labelling, test your learning questions, crosswords, and 'find out more'. Generous, full colour illustrations throughout Clinical considerations and scenarios throughout showing how the material can be applied to daily practice A companion website where you'll find further exercises, illustrations, and interactive MCQs www.wiley.com/go/peate
From the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series, and from the authors of the successful Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology textbook comes the ideal revision guide for all the key diseases and conditions that nursing and healthcare students need to be aware of. Combining superb illustrations with accessible and informative text, this book is perfect for all nursing and healthcare students, and anyone who is looking for an overview of pathophysiology.
Pathophysiology for Nurses at a Glance covers all the key diseases and disease processes affecting each body system, and key concepts encountered from the start of the pre-registration nursing or healthcare course.
Key features:Superbly illustrated, with full colour illustrations throughout Written specifically for nursing and healthcare students with all the information they need Self-assessment questions provided for each chapter
Pathophysiology for Nurses at a Glance is ideal for nursing and healthcare students as well as qualified practitioners, providing a comprehensive yet accessible overview of human pathophysiology.
"This pocket-size book offers concise information for rapid reference, step-by-step instructions for perioperative practices, and evidence-based content based on current perioperative standards and recommended practices. ÖNovice nurses, students, and seasoned preceptors will be delighted to learn how easily this go-to guide will provide immediate reference to perioperative practices and information, all while fitting into a pocket for easy retrieval."
óKay Ball, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAAN
Associate Professor, Nursing, Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio Past President, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses From the Foreword
This is a concise, easy-to-access resource for nurses who are new to the operating room (OR) and the experienced nurses who guide them. Condensing volumes of OR content into one pithy, pocket-size book, it contains a wealth of current, evidence-based clinical practice information perioperative nurses need daily. Based on current standards and recommended practices, it is organized to provide speedy access to critical information. Its lucid, step-by-step format helps new nurses to better understand the complex skills and techniques required in the OR.
Focusing on safety and specific patient interventions, orientation information including supplies needed and important protocols is covered. It addresses personal and patient preparation, environmental concerns, and documentation requirements, and describes the wide range of specific technical skills needed by both circulating and scrub nurses. Each chapter introduces concepts and sets clear learning objectives. Also included is an overview of the most common surgical procedures. New perioperative nurses in orientation and their preceptors will find this book to be a welcome addition to the learning process.Key Features:Provides must-have OR orientation information for new nurses and their preceptorsContains key information on patient preparation, aseptic technique, surgical procedures, anesthesia considerations, and documentationBased on the most up-to-date evidence in the literatureIncludes Fast Facts in a Nutshell feature to reinforce important information
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.
If you're looking for a fun, fast review that boils medical-surgical nursing down to its most essential, must-know points your search ends here! Medical-Surgical Nursing DeMYSTiFieD, 2nd Edition is a complete yet concise overview of the major body systems and the diseases and disorders that can affect them. You will learn about hallmark signs and symptoms, treatment, and nursing intervention so you have the knowledge to help your patients as a student and as a nurse once you start your career.
Studying is easy and effective with key objectives, important terms, brief overviews, tables and diagrams, and NCLEX-style questions throughout the book. The book ends with a comprehensive final exam that covers all the content found in Medical-Surgical Nursing DeMYSTiFieD, 2nd Edition.
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 Coverage of diagnostic tests and treatment options A final exam at the end of the book A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work
Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Medical-Surgical Nursing DeMYSTiFieD is your shortcut to mastering this essential nursing topic.
Great for course exams and as an NCLEX review!
Reference to care in a range of primary and secondary care settings is made throughout the book. Each chapter provides the reader with a clear and concise approach to health care, encouraging the reader to understand and delve deeper. Written by contributors who are experienced clinicians and academics with many years of clinical and academic experience in various health care settings, this text is based upon the principles of care, a foundation text that encourages the student to grow and develop.
Caring for Adults with Mental Health Problems is a practice-based handbook or manual that has a sound evidence basis, and one that will challenge and encourage the student to develop a questioning approach to care. The text is designed to be used as a reference book by a variety of readers in either the clinical setting, classroom or at home, in statutory or non-statutory surroundings.
Thoroughly updated and with full-colour, high quality illustrations throughout, this new edition features an additional chapter on the principles of supporting families and carers in practice, advice on revalidation, as well as a number of learning features and activities to help consolidate learning.
Nursing Practice provides invaluable information to enable not just student nurses, but also those who are qualified and members of the extended nursing family, to develop a deeper understanding of their patients’ needs and to ensure that they are practicing safely and effectively.
98% of Marlene Hurst’s students pass the NCLEX®
That’s because Marlene knows that just memorizing facts isn’t enough – you need a strategy. In Medical-Surgical Nursing Review Marlene shows you how to apply critical thinking and test-taking skills rather than endure endless hours of memorization. With this proven, common sense approach, you’ll slash your study time and focus on what you really need to know in order to excel on this important course.
Medical-Surgical Nursing Review includes practice questions at the end of each chapter, complete with answers and explanations, and access to a download with an additional 300 practice questions and MP3 audio tips from the author.
Marlene’s helpful icons make it easy and fun for you to learn medical-surgical nursing:
Marlene Moments: Tell you humorous stories of common student situations and mistakes
Deadly Dilemmas: Alert you to situations that could affect patient safety
Here’s the Deal: Gives you an understanding of complex nursing and pathophysiology concepts
Hurst Hint Helps you to understand core nursing content
Factoids Teach you important clinical nursing facts and important points you need to know
Key features:Clinical considerations and scenarios throughout showing how the material can be applied to daily practice Featuring over 300 superb full colour illustrations Now includes a boxed feature throughout on medicines management; providing information concerning a variety of medicines used in the care and management of people that are related to the body system of the chapter The ‘Conditions’ feature within each chapter provides you with a list of disorders that are associated with the topics discussed, helping relate theory to practice Each chapter includes learning outcomes, test your knowledge, scenarios, activities and summaries. Includes a list of prefixes and suffixes, as well as normal values, and a glossary of terms Supported by enhanced online resources with fantastic extras for both lecturers and students, including an image bank, online glossary, flashcards, interactive multiple choice questions, examples of patient notes, and more
This edition is now supported by an accompanying study guide to facilitate the learning and revision of the content within this book: Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology Workbook: A Study Guide for Nurses and Healthcare Students.
24 new new or revised cartoons cover current assessment topics, including these new cards:Electronic Health RecordI-SBAR-RSymptom Analysis--OLDCARTSFocused AssessmentUrine Ten DipstickFollow the Lines from Client to Port
The image collection, now part of the Evolve Instructor Resources, allows instructors access to the complete set of 80 full-color illustrations from Mosby's Assessment Memory NoteCards with qualified adoption.
The purpose of this book is to provide students with material related to the standards of midwifery education. The students will be able to use the contents of this text and relate it to their own approved programme of midwifery study, as their programme of study would have had to comply with NMC’s requirements. It will help student midwives appreciate how their own programmes have been designed, and why they are required to study and understand some of the subjects they are, or will be studying.
Clinical chaptersóorganized by body system for easy reference--present common conditions seen in medical-surgical nursing and unit emergencies, along with focused assessments, lab work overview, related procedures and skills, a documentation guide, and common medications including those for pain management. Chapters also cover pre-operative and post-operative care for all conditions. Several ìmust-have sectionsî include an orientation guide describing what new nurses can expect as they embrace their new role. This section addresses co-workers and supervisors, finding a mentor, hourly rounding, HIPAA reminders, and telephone skills/customer relations. Another section is devoted to all aspects of infection control, and an appendix provides a wealth of resources and supporting information of particular value to the new nurse.Key Features:Provides concise, user-friendly, evidence-based guidance about the ìwhole pictureî of nursing on a medical-surgical or sub-acute unitPresents a unique orientation section offering ìproven pearls for successîContains focused assessment guides, skills overview, documentation tips, and medications for common medical-surgical conditions and emergenciesAddresses pre- and post-operative care and pain controlCovers important protocols regarding infection control
Clear and concise throughout, Midwifery Skills at a Glance covers a wide range of skills – exploring issues such as infection control, personal hygiene care, and safeguarding; assessment, examination and screening skills; how to care for the woman and neonate with complex needs; drug administration and pain relief.A comprehensive, highly visual guide to the skills essential for safe, effective, and compassionate midwifery practice Written by experts in their field Briefly describes each skill and provides clear illustrations — making it an ideal companion in clinical practice Offers instruction on the safe use of a wide range of essential skills required to deliver safe, evidence-based maternity care Includes service user viewpoints and key points to help consolidate learning and reflect on the experience of receiving care
Written with the student midwife in mind, Midwifery Skills at a Glance is equally invaluable for all others providing care, including Maternity Support Workers, mentors, registered midwives and medical students.
These unfolding case studies are of particular value because they closely mimic real-life situations in nursing and provide situational mental models that assist students with problem-solving and critical thinking techniques. The unfolding case study method also assists in the development of skills that are important for NCLEX-RN success in assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation of patient care. All content areas required for NCLEX-RN successósafe and effective care, health promotion, physiological and psychological integrity--are interwoven in an enjoyable format that dispels the drudgery of straightforward memorization. A variety of NCLEX-style question formats are used throughout the book to help students assess their own learning. Additionally, eResource links to additional information are included throughout the book.Key Features:Uses unique unfolding case study method to present medical-surgical conceptsPromotes active learning and knowledge retentionDevelops problem-solving and critical thinking skillsProvides all of types of NCLEX-style questions for exam preparationOffers eResources throughout the Review for enhanced learning opportunities