Evidence-Based Practice for Nursing and Healthcare Quality Improvement
by Geri LoBiondo-Wood PhD RN FAAN
Equip yourself to expertly conduct evidence-based practice (EBP) or quality improvement (QI)projects. Written by renowned EBP and QI experts LoBiondo-Wood, Haber, & Titler, Evidence-Based Practice for Nursing and Healthcare Quality Improvement provides a straightforward yet comprehensive guide to planning, implementation, and evaluation of EBP and QI projects to improve quality of care and health outcomes. This brand-new, full-color, richly illustrated textbook begins with foundational content and then works through the processes of developing and exploring clinical questions, implementing results, and disseminating information. The book’s content and approach have been developed specifically with the adult learner in mind, with multiple full-text appendix articles referenced throughout as examples, along with unique pedagogical aids including EBP Tips and EBP Key points to ground concepts in a "real-life" context.
- NEW! Written by renowned EBP experts LoBiondo-Wood, Haber, & Titler to provide a straightforward yet comprehensive guide to planning and conducting EBP and QI projects.
- NEW! A straightforward, practical approach begins with foundational content and then works through the processes of developing and exploring clinical questions, implementing results, and disseminating information.
- NEW! Developed specifically with the adult learner in mind, with multiple full-text appendix articles referenced throughout as examples, along with unique pedagogical aids including EBP Tips and EBP Key Points to ground concepts in a "real-life" context.
Pharmacology: A 2-in-1 Reference for Nurses
This unique 2-in-1 reference presents vital information on pharmacology, dosage calculation, and drug therapy in two practical, helpful ways on every page. The wide inner column of each page contains in-depth narrative text; the narrow outer column contains brief bulleted summaries of the same information. This page layout enables nurses to quickly scan the bulleted points and jump to detailed information as needed without turning the page. Numerous quick-scan tables and illustrations are also included. Coverage includes over 500 drugs, arranged by therapeutic use. The book provides numerous safety pointers on dosage calculation, drug administration, and avoiding medication errors
Vascular Disease: A Handbook for Nurses
by Haytham Al-Khaffaf
Caring for Patients with Vascular Disease: A Practical Approach for Medical and Nursing Staff offers a step-by-step guide to caring for patients in a variety of clinical settings. It follows a patient's path of care from management in the outpatient clinic, through to the hospital ward, theatre, recovery room and back to the follow-up outpatient clinic. A clear, concise format is used throughout the book, with reference to evidence-based interventions and the physiology underpinning them, and the use of simple line diagrams and treatment flow charts to illustrate the essential aspects of care. Edited by a nurse and a vascular surgeon, with contributions from a group of invited authors, the book reflects the multidisciplinary nature of patient care and will be a valuable resource for nurses, surgeons and other healthcare professionals involved in caring for this patient group.
AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing, Fourth Edition
Endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), this acclaimed textbook sets the standard for critical care nursing education. Recognizing the learner’s need to assimilate foundational knowledge before attempting to master more complex critical care nursing concepts, the book features a practical building-block organization that starts with the basics and logically progresses to advanced topics. Bolstered by helpful tables and essential content cases, AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing is an essential tool for clinicians at the point of care, and those preparing for CCRN certification in critical care nursing. AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing, Fourth Edition is presented in four sections: •The Essentials presents core information that new clinicians must understand to provide safe, competent nursing care to all critically ill patients, regardless of their underlying medical diagnoses. •Pathologic Conditions covers pathologic conditions and management strategies commonly encountered among adult critical care patients. •Advanced Concepts in Caring for the Critically Ill Patient moves beyond the essentials and includes information about specific pathologic conditions that require specialized critical care management. •Key Reference Information features normal laboratory and diagnostic values, troubleshooting guides for hemodynamic monitoring, summary tables of critical care drugs, and cardiac rhythms and treatment guides.
Clinical Nursing Judgment Study Guide for Medical-Surgical Nursing 8th Edition
by Donna D. Ignatavicius MS RN CNE ANEF
The Clinical Nursing Judgment Study Guide for Ignatavicius & Workman's Medical-Surgical Nursing: Patient-Centered Collaborative Care, 8th Edition, provides extensive practice in developing clinical judgment and reasoning skills while facilitating deep learning of the core textbook content. Completely revised under new authorship and with a fresh emphasis on NCLEX-style questions and core textbook content, the 8th edition Study Guide ensures that you are thoroughly prepared for today’s NCLEX Examination and safe nursing practice.
- Provides a thorough review of core textbook content while uniquely developing your clinical nursing judgment skills.
- Emphasis on clinical decision-making prepares you to confidently make safe and effective decisions in clinical practice.
- Answer key in the back of the book facilitates self-study.
- NEW! Stronger emphasis on NCLEX Exam question formats, including alternate-item formats, familiarizes you with NCLEX question formats to better prepare you for the NCLEX Examination.
- NEW! Tips for Student Success introductory chapter helps you apply academic knowledge to the clinical setting.
- NEW! Renewed emphasis and focus on core textbook content helps you focus limited study time on learning core medical-surgical content from the Ignatavicius & Workman textbook, rather than searching for content from other sources.
- NEW! Extensive revision under new authorship facilitates learning of essential textbook content with greater quality, accuracy, and consistency.
- NEW! Expanded use of long-term care questions addresses the shift in clinical sites toward long-term skilled care settings.
Pharmacology for Nurses 2nd Edition
by Blaine T. Smith
Pharmacology for Nurses, Second Edition teaches undergraduate nursing students the basic concepts of pharmacology. The text focuses on critical need-to-know information and draws on the experience of contributing authors in the field of nursing. It takes a new approach to teaching the complex topic of pharmacology through its concise, digestible coverage of material, reader friendly design, and use of images and tables to reinforce content. This text is also intended as a reference for other nursing courses and as part of the nursing professional’s permanent reference library. Pharmacology for Nurses, Second Edition has been written in a manner to reflect real-life clinical applications. The features coverage of the basics of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics as explained in relation to clinical practice. Patient and drug variables as well as drug interactions and effects are also fully explored along with the administration of medications. New to the Second Edition: New case studies and discussion questions Best practices and nursing processes sections found in each chapter Expanded content on the endocrine system featuring coverage of diabetes Revised chapter on cardiovascular medications Updated chapter on the introduction to drug action Navigate 2 Premier Access
Stroke Nursing 2nd Edition
by Jane Williams
Stroke Nursing is the leading guide for optimal stroke care, facilitating the provision of evidence-based practice across the stroke journey, and covering the sixteen elements of care outlined in the UK's Stroke-Specific Education Framework (SSEF). Drawing from years of clinical and research experience, the authors provide practical guidance on the essential areas of stroke nursing, including stroke classification, stabilisation, thrombolysis and thrombectomy, rehabilitation and recovery, nutrition and oral care, palliative and long-term care, physical impairment management, and more. Now in its second edition, this indispensable guide helps practitioners expand their knowledge, skills and competence in all areas of stroke nursing services.
- Adopts a practical and evidence-based approach to stroke management, exploring UK and international perspectives
- Authored by expert clinicians and leaders in the field of nursing practice, research and education
- Includes updated case studies and practice examples, expanded coverage of clinical application in practice, and new discussions of the knowledge and skills required by nurses
Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN) Examination Review
This is a comprehensive review for the new trauma-certified registered nurse exam, featuring innovative clinical judgment--enhancing content review, 500 practice-test Q&As with rationales, test-taking skills, and in-depth coverage of the test blueprint. This review is distinguished by its unique "Think in Questions" format, which helps readers to anticipate the kinds of questions that might be asked and promotes critical thinking throughout the exam. The content review is comprised of bite-size sections for easier learning and memorization that include thousands of unfolding questions, answers, and hints. The review's user-friendly format guides candidates through each topic with a short content review followed by a Socratic-style Q&A reasoning process to assist in arriving at the best possible clinical judgment. It also includes plentiful tables and charts to reinforce learning, a chapter on test-taking skills, specific guidance on preparing f
Medical-Surgical Nursing: Patient-Centered Collaborative Care, 8th Ed
by Donna D. Ignatavicius MS RN CNE ANEF (Author),
Using a unique collaborative care approach to adult health nursing, Medical-Surgical Nursing: Patient-Centered Collaborative Care, 8th Edition covers the essential knowledge you need to succeed at the RN level of practice. Easy-to-read content includes evidence-based treatment guidelines, an enhanced focus on QSEN competencies, and an emphasis on developing clinical judgment skills. This edition continues the book’s trendsetting tradition with increased LGBTQ content and a new Care of Transgender Patients chapter. Written by nursing education experts Donna Ignatavicius and M. Linda Workman, this bestselling text also features NCLEX® Exam-style challenge questions to prepare you for success on the NCLEX Exam. Cutting-edge coverage of the latest trends in nursing practice and nursing education prepares you not just for today’s nursing practice but also for tomorrow’s.
Essentials of Medical Genetics for Nursing and Health Professionals An Interprofessional Approach 1st Ed
by Laura M. Gunder McClary (Author)
Essentials of Medical Genetics for Nursing and Other Health Professionals: An Interprofessional Approach is a concise introduction to genetics clinically applicable to nursing students as well as students in other healthcare professions. The text employs an accelerated approach to understanding the fundamentals of genetics, even those with limited knowledge on the topic will find this a beneficial resource. The content is aligned to the ANAâ€™s Essential Genetic and Genomic Competencies and begins with a review of DNA, RNA, protein synthesis, chromosomes, and inheritance patterns. In addition, it takes a clinical focus on specific diseases and groups of disease processes. Each disease chapter focuses on the molecular basis of the disease, the signs and symptoms of the disease, surveillance recommendations, treatment options for the disease, and other disorders. Coverage of diagnostic techniques, embryology and teratogens, diagnostic techniques for genetic testing, prenatal screening, genetics counseling and the ethical, legal, and social issues that surround human genetics and genomics is also included. Key Features: Aligned to the ANAâ€™s Essentials of Genetic and Genomic Competencies Diagnostic techniques for genetic testing Tables and figures which reinforce comprehension Interprofessional contributor list across several health specialties