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Prepare for success on the boards with Mosby's Comprehensive Review of Practical Nursing for the NCLEX-PN® Examination! An outline format makes studying easier, and chapters organized by core clinical areas make review more efficient. Separate chapters help you focus on the specialty areas such as pharmacology, nutrition, and emergency nursing. Practice questions in each chapter are written in NCLEX examination style and include detailed rationales for both correct and incorrect answers. Developed by NCLEX-PN expert Mary O. Eyles, PhD, RN, this guide also includes a comprehensive exam to prepare you for the test-taking experience.
More than 1,494 questionsprovided in book for plenty of practice
Rationales for both correct and incorrect answershelp you understand the reasoning behind each answer option.
Page references to Elsevier textbooksprovide fast, efficient remediation for each question.
Alternate item format questionsreflect the NCLEX-PN exam with prioritization, multiple response, chart/exhibit, and illustrated questions.
Test-taking strategiesinclude helpful tips in preparing for nursing exams and the NCLEX-PN exam.
The comprehensive examincludes questions in all clinical areas, reflecting content on the current NCLEX-PN exam.
A breakdown of the changes to the 2008 NCLEX-PN test planprepares you for the latest version of the exam.
This innovative review for experienced critical care nurses preparing for the Adult CCRN (critical care registered nurse) examination has been finely honed to provide an effective balance of clinical judgment enhancing content review in the form of thousands of questions, answers, and hints. Also included are practice CCRN-style Q&A, test-taking skills, and thorough coverage of the CCRN test blueprint. Written by a well-known CCRN instructor, the review features a "Think in Questions" format,which helps readers to anticipate the kinds of questions that might be asked, and promotes critical thinkingthroughout the exam. This format guides candidates through each topic with a short content review followed by an innovative Q&A Socratic-style reasoning process to assist in arriving at the best clinical judgment. The review also features a separate section devoted to the professional caring and ethical practice portion of the exam, as well as a bonus of more than 200 CCRN-style review questions following the exam's content blueprint. These questions, in simulated exam format, are answered along with a rationale for each.The review is both comprehensive and user friendly, featuring "bite-size" sections for easier learning and memorization, and plentiful tables and charts. Additionally, the review includes a section on test-taking skills, specific guidance on preparing for the certification exam, and useful hints related to the CCRN exam format. Other helpful features include a study plan and guide for nurses to follow.Key Features:Covers content review, practice CCRN-style Q&A, test-taking skills, and the CCRN test blueprint formatGoes beyond mere memorization of facts with "Think in Questions" Socratic-style content review in the form of over 1,000 critical-thinking questions and hintsContains "bite-size" sections for each topic for easier learning and memorizationContains a separate section regarding the professional caring and ethical practice portion of the examIncludes a section on test-taking skills and study plan to improve study habits
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This ultimate NCLEX-RN® review book that “helps you think like a nurse” has been fully updated to incorporate the 2016 test plan. Including more complex case studies to reflect the difficulty of the exam, this comprehensive review encourages active learning to master the content. Each evolving case study is broken down into realistic clinical problems that students can solve only by using the critical thinking skills necessary for the NCLEX-RN exam. Interspersed with over 700 interactive questions and rationales, audio-based questions, and electronic learning resources, the case studies mimic real-life nursing situations and provide models to help students problem-solve when taking the actual test.
The review is presented in an enjoyable format without the drudgery of question after unrelated question or medical terminology flashcards. Multiple-choice questions, select all that apply, hot spots, matching, true and false, prioritizing, gaming, and calculations replicate the actual NCLEX-RN exam and keep students engaged throughout the review process. Each nursing specialty features a chapter on its specific pharmacology principles, culminating in a stand-alone chapter solely dedicated to reviewing pharmacological principles. Beyond its utility as an exam review, this resource is also a unique case study book designed to assist instructors in delivering content in an innovative format.
New to the Second Edition:Fully updated to mirror the new 2016 test planReflects new changes in nursing, including prioritization, delegation, room assignment, The Joint Commission competencies, work-arounds, Situation, Background, Assessment, and Recommendation (SBAR) reporting, and value-based careMore in-depth case studies to reflect greater exam complexity New chapters on gerontology nursing, men’s health, and veterans’ healthNew question types, including audio-basedNew e-learning componentNew responses to questions are defined by test plan categories and difficulty levelAdds many new interactive questions and answers
Key Features:Uses unfolding case study approach, integrating all patient care content areas with practice and professional rolesMirrors NCLEX test blueprintOffers an enjoyable study option distinct from traditional Q & A Provides over 700 questions and answers using varied NCLEX question stylesIncludes references at the end of chapters for self-remediation
NCLEX-RN® is a registered trademark of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. Test names are the property of the respective trademark holders, none of whom endorse or are affiliated with Springer Publishing Company.
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
The 11th edition of this classic guide for management of common gynecological conditions by advanced practice nurses is updated with cutting-edge topics, new evidence-based guidelines, and current patient teaching materials to enhance excellence in clinical practice. It features a completely updated chapter on the well woman annual exam including issues about the care of older women, and extensive revisions throughout the new edition regarding contraceptive methods, CAMs, medical abortion, HIV-AIDs, HPV screening and vaccine recommendations, and much more. Appendices containing abundant clinical resources and valuable patient teaching information, and comprehensive bibliographies, are also extensively revised and rewritten.
Concise and well organized, this authoritative resource features an outline format that provides speedy access to critical information across womenís age span. Guidelines reflect ìbest-practiceî standards of care that are culled from literature on evidence-based practice and help to ensure improved patient outcomes. Expert contributors include prominent specialists from all arenas of gynecological health. Complete guidelines are presented in a template that includes definition, etiology, history, physical exam, lab exam, differential diagnosis, treatment, complications, consultation/referral, and follow-up. The guide addresses common gynecologic concerns including infections and sexually transmitted diseases, navigating life transitions, and menopause and incontinence. It encompasses issues of weight management, osteoporosis, smoking cessation, stress management, changes in sexuality, and health risks.
New to the 11th Edition:Enhanced mental health chapter detailing the discontinuation of SSRI/SNRIs A bibliography for each guideline including additional websites Revisions to guidelines for STDs, vaginitis and vaginosis Guidelines for management of cytological abnormalities and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia New information on hormone therapy, menopause, and osteoporosis Updated information on contraception based on patientsí individual profiles and clinical data Revised information on natural family planning from an expert NFP educator New data on long term effects of HRT New data on HPV, HIV treatment and survival Expanded section on screening for updating of laboratory tests Additional data-based evidence on over-the-counter remedies and non-prescription supplements New data on screenings for breast cancer New Pap smear guidelines across the lifespan Physical assessment of pelvic floor integrity and dysfunction Helpful techniques for difficult examinations Updated information on vulvar dermatology Information on lesbian, bisexual, and transgender health concerns
Key Features:Reflects best-practice standards of care empirically demonstrated to improve patient outcomes Updated to include cutting-edge topics and new evidence-based guidelines Presents guidelines in concise, consistent outline format to ensure quick and easy access to clinical information Written by a highly respected and experienced team of authors Provides valuable patient teaching information
This is a concise step-by-step guide for novice nurse educators on the development of new programs and curricula or the revision of existing ones that meet the standards of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, the CNEA, the ACEN, and the CCNE. The second edition of this quick-access guide is updated to meet all new and revised standards for program approval and covers the full scope of the development process from conception through evaluation. The resource’s thoughtful organization and bullet-point format enable users to access the information they need in seconds, and an abundance of updated examples clarify each step of the way.
The book uses concepts and principles of Systems Theory to guide curriculum development and evaluation. It addresses the major components of the educator role: teaching, curriculum, developing a mission statement and program philosophy, selecting an organizational framework, using information technology, and evaluating both students and programs. It stresses use of evaluation procedures in which decisions are based on data. Each step of the process is organized into manageable parts that build upon each other, instilling the confidence and know-how to build quality programs. Chapters define key terms, summarize important points, and list resources for additional study.
New to the Second Edition:Meets all of the new and revised standards for program approval according to the National State Boards of Nursing, the CNEA, the ACEN, and the CCNE Features updated examples demonstrating each step of the process Highlights collaborative curriculum development Includes New guidelines for each step of the process Introduces Career Ladder and Design Learning Discusses Educational/Competency Outcomes
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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., knee pain), 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
Reorganized and updated to deliver practical guidelines for evidence-based curricular change and development, the fourth edition of this classic text highlights current research in nursing education as a springboard for graduate students and faculty in their quest for research projects, theses, dissertations, and scholarly activities. It also focuses on the specific sciences of nursing education and program evaluation as they pertain to nursing educators. New chapters address the role of faculty regarding curriculum development and approval processes in changing educational environments; course development strategies for applying learning theories, educational taxonomies, and team-building; needs assessment and the frame factors model; ADN and BSN and pathways to higher degrees; and planning for doctoral education.
The fourth edition continues to provide the detailed knowledge and practical applications necessary for new and experienced faculty to participate in essential components of the academic role—instruction, curriculum, and evaluation. At its core, the text discusses the importance of needs assessment and evidence as a basis for revising or developing new programs and highlights requisite resources and political support. With a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration, the book addresses the growth of simulation, how to help new faculty transition into the academic role, and use of curriculum in both practice and academic settings. Additionally, the book describes the history and evolution of current nursing curricula and presents the theories, concepts, and tools necessary for curriculum development. Chapters include objectives, discussion points, learning activities, references, and a glossary.
New to the Fourth Edition:Reorganized and updated to reflect recent evidence-based curricular changes and developments Highlights current research New chapter: Implementation of Curriculum – Course Development Strategies for the Application of Learning Theories, Educational Taxonomies, and Instruction Team-Building New chapter on Planning for Undergraduate Programs New content on Needs Assessment and the Frame Factors Model New content on Planning for Doctoral Education in Nursing New content on curriculum evaluation, financial support, budget management, and use of evidence
Key Features:Supports new faculty as they transition to academeAddresses the need for preparing more faculty educators as defined by IOM report, the ACA, and the Consensus ModelDescribes the scope of academic curriculum models at every practice and academic levelThreads the concept of interdisciplinary collaboration in education throughoutServes as a CNE Certification Review
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International Journal for Human Caring
“Provides wonderful tools for nurses to use in practice, education, or even for self-care. Designed for any nurse, . . . who wishes to learn more about applying Jean Watson's Human Caring Theory to practice ... [It] is a practical, easy-to-read book for all nursing audiences and could be used at any educational level."
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"Sitzman and Watsons' book is an invaluable resource. 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."
This seminal work, based on the philosophy of Watson’s Human Caring Theory, is designed to help students and practitioners of nursing to simplify Watson’s complex teachings and integrate them into everyday practice. The revised second edition includes an abundance of new micro practice examples for each Caritas process; practical exemplars from Dr. Sitzman’s research, enabling readers to cultivate Caritas and mindfulness on a daily basis; and new case studies demonstrating how others have implemented Human Caring Science into everyday life and work.
Drawing on the contemplative and mindfulness teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, the text offers an engaging entry into Human Caring Theory for newcomers and deepens understanding for current practitioners. Clear and simple content supports foundational learning and promotes direct experience related to Watson’s work. The book features guided mindfulness activities and artistic practices for each of the ten Caritas Processes, plus case studies and guided procedures to facilitate learning and internalizing the method. The text also serves as the foundational text for the WCSI online course that provides step-by-step instructions on how to integrate and ground the philosophy and abstracts of Human Caring Theory into practice. Additional teaching supports include Power Point slides.
New to the Second Edition:New and updated content throughoutPresents new examples from author’s research for cultivating daily Caritas and mindfulness practicesEach Caritas process chapter includes micro-practice examples from scholarly work demonstrating use of Watson’s TheoryAbundant case studies demonstrating how others have implemented Caring Science and Mindfulness in everyday life and work
Key Features:Engages newcomers in learning Human Caring Theory and deepens understanding for current practitionersFacilitates integration of the philosophy and abstracts of Human Caring Theory into clinical practiceProvides abundant case studies and guided activities to reinforce contentIncludes guided mindfulness and artistic practices for each of the Ten Caritas processesDesigned for a diverse audience including undergraduate, graduate, and international nursing and health science studentsServes as the foundational text for the companion WCSI online course (including videos)
This fourth edition is updated to include new evidence-based guidelines for rheumatology, public health (featuring updated information on substance abuse, violence, obesity, homelessness, and lesbian health), the sports physical exam and interventions, endocrinology, new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for health maintenance, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) assessment and management, restless legs syndrome, sexual dysfunction treatment, and psychiatric disorders. Several new and updated Patient Teaching Guides--with printable education points--add to the book's outstanding utility as a thorough and reliable clinical resource. Each of the 268 diagnoses includes definition, incidence, pathogenesis, predisposing factors, common complaints, signs/symptoms, subjective data, physical exam and diagnostic tests, differential diagnosis, and a care plan.
New to the Fourth Edition:
New and updated guidelines for:
-Rheumatology: polymyalgia rheumatica, Sjogren's syndrome, psoriatic arthropathy, pseudogout (calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate), ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis, Raynaud's syndrome
-Public Health: substance abuse, violence, obesity, homelessness, lesbian health
-Sports Exam: assessment and treatment
-CDC recommendations: vaccine and cancer screening
-Endocrinology: diabetes management and new Food and Drug Administration--approved medications
-The latest ACC & AHA Guidelines for Hypertension (2017)
-Neurology: PTSD and restless legs syndrome management
-Bipolar and other behavioral health disorders
New and updated Patient Teaching Guides
Key Features:Presents information for 268 disorders in consistent format for ease of useHighlights key considerations with Practice PointersProvides individual care points for pediatric, pregnant, and geriatric patientsIncludes 138 printable Patient Teaching GuidesOffers 18 procedure guidelines and routine health maintenance guidelines