The BMTCN Certification Review Manual is an essential resource for RNs preparing to take the blood and marrow transplant certified nurse (BMTCN) examination. As the only nationally accredited test of its kind, the BMTCN certification identifies nurses as being adept in the specialty of blood and marrow transplantation. This study manual is an essential learning resource for your certification preparation.
Author: Virginia Newman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2010-09-27
Like the exam itself, this comprehensive manual is known in the field for high standards of paralegal professionalism and excellence. This latest edition is an invaluable resource for those preparing to take the Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) /Certified Paralegal (CP) Examination administered by the National Association of Legal Assistants. The manual first describes the CLA/CP exam in detail so that readers are well-prepared for the essential elements of the test--including aspects of grading, retake policy, eligibility requirements, preparation for the exam, group study, and taking the examination. It then delves into specific content areas of the test including legal terminology, communications, administrative law, and bankruptcy law. This third edition thoroughly covers each section of the exam with extensive outlines, examples, facts, and charts for review. Sample tests, study tips, and overall best practices are provided to fully prepare test-takers on their way to success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Susan Ezzone
Release Date: 2012-10
Since the publication of the first edition of this book in 2004, the specialty of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) has continued to progress as a treatment option for many diseases. Indications for the use of autologous, syngeneic, and allogeneic transplantation continue to expand. The second edition of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: A Manual for Nursing Practice presents the most up-to-date information regarding the use of HSCT. Chapter topics include an overview of hematopoiesis and immunology, basic concepts of transplantation, stem cell collection, course of transplant treatment and acute complications, acute and chronic graft-versus-host disease, various complications from gastrointestinal to neurologic, relapse, long-term care and survivorship, ethics, and much more.
Author: Barbara Holmes Gobel
Release Date: 2016-02
Now in its second edition, the Advanced Oncology Nursing Certification Review and Resource Manual is a must-have resource for advanced oncology practitioners. This updated and expanded text provides a comprehensive overview of the key knowledge areas tested in advanced oncology nursing certification examinations Chapters present detailed information you need to effectively prepare for advanced certification examinations and feature. Content correlates to the weighting assigned to topics by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation for the advanced certification examinations at the time of writing, Case studies describing situations relevant to advanced nursing practice, Key Points sections to highlight important concepts to review, More than 150 sample test questions reflective of the content of the advanced oncology certification examinations. Both a study guide and a clinical resource, this manual provides an invaluable in-depth exploration of essential topic areas for oncology advanced practice nurses, graduate nursing students, oncology nurses in clinical practice, and other healthcare professionals. Book jacket.
Author: Connie Henke Yarbro
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2013
Breast Care Certification Review Is The First Comprehensive Learning Package Designed To Help Prepare Oncology Nurses Become Certified In Caring For Patients With Breast Cancer. Providing Numerous Practice Questions With Comprehensive Answer Rationales, It Is The Essential Guide For Nurses Planning To Sit For The Certified Breast Care Nurse (CBCN) Examination. Organized Around The Eight Areas Tested On The CBCN Blueprint: * Breast Health * Diagnosis And Staging * Treatment Modalities * Symptom Management * Psychosocial And Spiritual * Survivorship * End Of Life Care * Professional Performance And Education
Author: Deborah Tomlinson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2010-02-05
Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Advanced Clinical Hand- signs, diagnostic and laboratory procedures, tre- book is a joint effort between nurses in Canada, the ment, prognosis, and follow up care are included for United Kingdom, and the United States. This is the each of the disorders. second edition, and has been another wonderful Part III covers cancer treatment, including c- opportunity to bring together the expertise of hema- motherapy, radiation therapy, hematopoetic stem cell tology and oncology nurses from two continents. The transplantation, surgery, gene therapy, biotherapy, c- book is designed to be a comprehensive clinical hand- plimentary and alternative medicine, and clinical trials. book for nurses in advanced practice working with The principles and description of treatment, method pediatric hematology/oncology patients. Speci? c of treatment delivery, potential side effects, and special issues related to young children and adolescents with considerations for each type of treatment are discussed. cancer and hematologic disorders are discussed. Part IV focuses on the side effects of cancer Thirty-one contributors and two editors partici- treatment in relation to metabolic processes and pated in the writing of this text. Individuals in advanced gastrointestinal, hematologic, respiratory, renal, c- practice and academic roles – nurse practitioners, clin- diovascular, neurologic, musculoskeletal, integum- ical nurse specialists, nutritionists, clinical instructors, tary, endocrine, and auditory systems. The incidence, lecturers, academicians, and educators – were involved. etiology, treatment, prevention, and prognosis are One of the most appealing features of this text is the included for each side effect reviewed.
Author: Connie Henke Yarbro
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release Date: 2007
This comprehensive book and CD-ROM learning package is designed for the oncology nurse preparing for certification and/or recertification. The text is organized according to the eight areas tested on the Oncology Certification Exam. The Fourth Edition is completely updated with new questions and revised to reflect changes that have been made to the OCN exam. The companion CD-ROM includes practice questions that can be rearranged and customized to create a new exam over and over.
Author: Mometrix Media
Publisher: Mometrix Media LLC
Release Date: 2014-03-31
***Includes Practice Test Questions*** CPON Exam Secrets helps you ace the ONCC Certified Pediatric Oncology Nurse Exam, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive CPON Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. CPON Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to ONCC Exam Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; Comprehensive sections including: Growth and Development, Family Systems Theory, Nursing Assessment and Intervention in Children, Psychosocial Dimensions of Care, Psychosocial Adaptation, Spiritual Beliefs/Rituals, Social Relationships, Parenting, Cultural Diversity, Common Fears and Coping Strategies, Hospitalization, Epidemiology, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML), Pathophysiology of Leukemia, Hematologic Changes, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, CNS Tumors, Neuroblastoma, Renal Tumors, Carcinogenesis, Chemotherapy, Biotherapy & Gene Therapy, Radiation Therapy, Surgery, Supportive Care Measures, Clinical Trials in Pediatric Oncology, Informed Consent, Treatment Protocols, Hodgkin Disease (HD), Retinoblastoma, Symptom Management, and much more...
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2015-02-10
There’s no other OCN® Exam review resource like it! The Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing, 5th Edition is the only review book for the OCN Examination developed in collaboration with Oncology Nursing Society (ONS). Based on the latest test blueprint for the OCN Exam, this book covers the entire scope of practice for oncology nursing — in an outline format that emphasizes important information and streamlines your review. Edited by Joanne Itano, a certified oncology nurse, The Core Curriculum is recognized as the definitive review tool for the OCN exam. Whether you’re preparing for your initial OCN certification or getting recertified, you cannot do without this resource! Definitive preparation guide for the OCN® Examination is developed in collaboration with, and endorsed by, the Oncology Nursing Society, the parent organization of the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC), which administers the OCN Examination. Coverage of the entire scope of oncology care includes quality of life, protective mechanisms, gastrointestinal and urinary function, cardiopulmonary function, oncologic emergencies, the scientific basis for practice, health promotion, and professional performance. Nearly 60 colorful illustrations and more than 150 summary tables explain complex concepts in oncology nursing, including up-to-date cancer staging information. Coverage of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions includes both traditional and alternative therapies. Outline format provides a quick-reference review that begins with theory and continues through the steps of the nursing process. NEW! Revised and updated content reflects the latest OCN® Examination test blueprint. NEW! Updates on cancer treatment and related nursing care include the most current and accurate information, preparing you for exams and for clinical practice. NEW! Emphasis on QSEN competencies is designed to reduce errors in oncology nursing practice with a focus on safety and evidence-based practice, including a Safety Alert icon and a High-Alert Medications icon for cancer chemotherapy drugs. NEW! Coverage of application of the nursing process is streamlined to emphasize collaborative problems, goal setting, interventions, and evaluation.
Author: Bsn Magnus Moore
Publisher: Gray Matter Imprints
Release Date: 2015-03-17
Oncology Nurse, Christine Magnus Moore, stood by the bedside of cancer patients for many years, caring for them as they endured major surgeries, chemotherapy and even the aftermath of grueling bone marrow transplants. They fought a battle with an enemy in their bodies: cancer. Some triumphed and some did not. Fighting for her patients' health, she thought of herself as a soldier on the battlefield and was amazed at how they dealt with their difficult road and that they often thanked her with a smile. As connected as she felt to her patients, she didn't fully comprehend the courage it took to confront cancer every day until she became one of them. Christine navigates the rough road involved with cancer treatment, experiencing exhaustion beyond belief, debilitating nausea and pain, and other side effects which are overwhelmingly more difficult than she'd ever imagined. Her road is arduous and humbling and she is taxed to her core in every way: emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Living on the other side of the bedside, she feels vulnerable when some of the doctors and nurses she's worked with become her caregivers...on top of all that her love life begins to present challenges as well. Christine emerges a cancer survivor and gains a profound understanding of the suffering her patients had weathered, discovering that her life has been re-calibrated. She embraces her higher purpose with an amplified vigor and empathy to help others dealing with the disease. Through the darkest of times, she finds the deepest grief and tears can produce the greatest strength and passion.
Author: Donna Helen Crisp
Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau
Release Date: 2016-06-16
A surgeon unknowingly damages the intestines of a nurse expecting only an overnight stay after surgery, beginning a chain of more tragic and preventable errors. The consequences result in the nurse spending several weeks on an ICU ventilator in a drug-induced coma, having four additional surgeries, and requiring a pump to drain the raging infection from her open abdomen. As she awakens and tries to come to terms with what happened to her, she realizes the hospital and doctors will never tell her the whole truth; she has to find out what went wrong on her own. In order to heal, she determines to write and share her story so others may learn how infections, adverse events, and medical errors occur frequently in hospitals, sometimes resulting in death. More than a narrative, Anatomy of Medical Errors: The Patient in Room 2 shines light on the dysfunction that underpins many hospital organizations, especially teaching hospitals, including silencing of the patient, provider arrogance, flawed coordination of care, poor communication, and lack of ownership for outcomes. Forever changed by the experience, author Donna Helen Crisp uses her struggles to teach nurses, doctors, and other healthcare professionals how to prevent or avoid potentially dangerous situations, recognize warning signs, and work collaboratively to provide transparent patient care. This book provides an ethical and critical thought process framework for care providers and others through a compelling story about hospital culture. Readers who want to understand how delivery of care works in fast-paced and complex healthcare environments will come away engaged and informed.
Author: Scientific American Editors
Publisher: Scientific American
Release Date: 2017-03-20
The past few years have seen tremendous strides in our understanding of cancer, including new hypotheses about its genetic origins and new treatment alternatives using the body’s own immune response. In this eBook, The Science of Cancer, we examine what we know and what we’re finding out about this scourge of humankind. We delve into the molecular basis and complex causes of cancer, the arguments for and against screenings, new and targeted therapies, and minimizing risk. In “How Cancer Arises,” Robert Weinberg presents what has been the central dogma of cancer genetics, which says that a handful of essential mutations in specific genes lead to tumor growth; however, recent discoveries are challenging this theory, as we see in “Untangling the Roots of Cancer” and “Stem Cells: The Real Culprits in Cancer?” Early detection of cancer is important for treatment, but not all screening tests are created equal. In “The Great Prostate Cancer Debate,” Mark Garnick lays out the controversy over the value of the prostate-specific antigen test for prostate cancer and the rationale against screening. With our increasing knowledge of cancer’s causes, exciting targeted therapies are on the rise, including homing in on stem cells, making use of viruses, and manipulating the immune system as we see in “A New Ally against Cancer,” which focuses on treatment with therapeutic vaccines. Does this mean a cure is around the corner? Perhaps not, according to Scientific American Editor Dina Fine Maron in “Can We Truly ‘Cure’ Cancer?” But with remission rates rising for certain types of cancers and with new discoveries opening up further avenues of research, there is reason for optimism.
Grounded in current knowledge about bipolar disorder and its treatment, this book presents an empirically supported therapy program with step-by-step guidelines for implementation. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) for bipolar disorder is specifically designed for clients who have experienced many mood episodes and who struggle with chronic, pervasive depressive and residual manic symptoms. The authors provide everything needed to conduct the 12 weekly group sessions, which are supplemented by regular individual sessions. Reproducible tools include 29 client handouts and an Instructor Checklist. Purchasers get access to a companion website featuring downloadable audio recordings of the guided mindfulness practices (meditations and mindful movement), plus the reproducible materials, ready to download and print in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. A separate website for use by clients features the audio recordings only.