Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing

Author: ONS
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455776597
Release Date: 2015-02-10
Genre: Medical

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.

Study Guide for the Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing

Author: ONS
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455776276
Release Date: 2015-01-29
Genre: Medical

Get the most out of your OCN® Exam review with this helpful study tool! Corresponding to the chapters in The Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing, 5th Edition, this definitive study guide endorsed by the Oncology Nursing Society covers the entire scope of practice for oncology nursing. It is based on the latest test blueprint for the OCN Exam, with more than 1,200 practice questions addressing all oncology topics, including the newest advances in cancer treatment and related nursing care. Prepare to succeed on your OCN Exam with this ONS-endorsed study resource! The definitive study 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 nursing 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. An answer key includes rationales for correct and incorrect responses. NEW! Revised and updated content reflects the latest OCN® Examination test blueprint and The Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing, 5th Edition. NEW emphasis on application-level questions helps you apply your knowledge more effectively. NEW! Updates on cancer treatment and related nursing care include the most current and accurate information, preparing you for the OCN Exam and for expert 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 Medication icon for cancer chemotherapy drugs.

Oncology Nursing Secrets

Author: Rose A. Gates
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323044573
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Medical

Using a question-and-answer format, this book provides practical pearls of wisdom and tricks of the trade to enhance your oncology nursing skills and aid in effective decision-making when caring for your patients. Written by experts in the field, this reference provides insightful answers, bulleted lists, and tables so you get the best information in an easy-to-read format. Keep it on hand every day in the clinical setting, use it to review for certification, or add it to your professional library at home! The 75 Top Secrets, listed in the front of the book, highlight the key points you should know about oncology nursing. Key Points boxes in each chapter outline important points to remember. Internet Resources boxes direct you to more information on a variety of topics via the web. Versatile question-and-answer format, written by experts in the field, makes this book great for both the experienced and new nurse. A chapter on sleep-wake disturbances enables you to help patients get the rest they need. Expanded content in chapters on carcinogenesis and genetics, biologic and targeted therapy, leukemia and myeloidyplastic syndrome, and disseminated intravascular coagulation provides a deeper look into these important aspects of oncology nursing.

Study Guide for the Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing

Author: ONS
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455754199
Release Date: 2015-02-25
Genre: Medical

Get the most out of your OCN® Exam review with this helpful study tool! Corresponding to the chapters in The Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing, 5th Edition, this definitive study guide endorsed by the Oncology Nursing Society covers the entire scope of practice for oncology nursing. It is based on the latest test blueprint for the OCN Exam, with more than 1,200 practice questions addressing all oncology topics, including the newest advances in cancer treatment and related nursing care. Prepare to succeed on your OCN Exam with this ONS-endorsed study resource! The definitive study 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 nursing 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. An answer key includes rationales for correct and incorrect responses. NEW! Revised and updated content reflects the latest OCN® Examination test blueprint and The Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing, 5th Edition. NEW emphasis on application-level questions helps you apply your knowledge more effectively. NEW! Updates on cancer treatment and related nursing care include the most current and accurate information, preparing you for the OCN Exam and for expert 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 Medication icon for cancer chemotherapy drugs.

Study Guide for the Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing

Author: Suzanne M. Mahon
Publisher: Saunders
ISBN: 0721603599
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Medical

Published in collaboration with the ONS, this Study Guide is a must-have for those who are taking the certification exam. The chapters parallel those presented in the Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing, 4e. The number of questions in each chapter will correspond with the percentage of questions on that particular topic included in the certification exam. Answers and rationales for correct and incorrect responses are listed at the end of each chapter. The book also includes an updated bibliography for each subject.

Mosby s Oncology Nursing Advisor

Author: Susan Newton
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323449113
Release Date: 2016-09-10
Genre: Medical

Get quick access to the most important information surrounding cancer and oncology nursing care with Mosby’s Oncology Nursing Advisor, 2nd Edition. Covering everything from the various types of cancer and cancer treatment options to patient education and nursing best-practices, this indispensable nursing guide is like getting seven books in one! Plus, its user-friendly layout and straightforward coverage make it ideal for use in any clinical setting. With 17 new chapters, updated evidence-based content throughout, and proven patient teaching handouts, this new edition offers the authoritative guidance you need to provide the best possible oncology nursing care. Detailed descriptions of over 50 major cancer types provide essential information on incidence, etiology and risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnostic workup, histology, staging, treatment, prognosis, and prevention. Coverage of cancer management principles outlines a wide range of treatment and pharmacologic modalities, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, immunotherapy, and complementary and alternative therapies. Symptom management guidelines offer in-depth coverage of pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, assessment tools, lab and diagnostic tests, differential diagnoses, interventions, patient education, follow up care, and resources for over 30 common symptoms associated with cancer and cancer treatments. Essential information on many oncologic emergencies and emergent issues prepares readers to respond quickly to structural, metabolic, and hematologic emergencies. Section on palliative care and end-of-life issues offers helpful guidelines for dealing with topics related to survivorship, palliative care, the final hours of the cancer patient, and loss, grief, and bereavement. NEW! Updated evidence-based content reflects the latest national and international quality standards regarding various cancer types, major drug and non-drug treatments, treatment protocols, and approaches to symptom management. NEW! Nursing Practice Considerations section incorporates information on communication, cultural considerations, ethical considerations, safe and quality care, evidence-based practice, patient navigation, and patient education. NEW! 17 new chapters cover topics including myelofibrosis, neuroendocrine cancers, tumor treating fields, oral adherence, clinical trials, epistaxis, hypersensitivity reactions, hypertension, hyperglycemia, nail changes, ocular and visual changes, rashes, survivorship, quality and safety, evidence-based practice, nurse navigation, and patient education. NEW! Expanded content on patient education keeps readers on top of best practices in this critical area. NEW! High-quality electronic patient teaching handouts are evidence-based and have been vetted by practicing nurses.

Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Author: AWHONN
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323265010
Release Date: 2014-04-22
Genre: Medical

Perfect as a resource in the field or for exam preparation, this authoritative reference from the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) includes in-depth coverage of the most common neonatal disorders and their management. The concise outline format highlights the essentials of each condition including definition, etiology, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatments, and outcomes to help you find important information quickly. This new edition also features an increased focus on evidence-based practice, new CAMTS and AAMS guidelines, new techniques for PICC placement, and changes to the Neonatal Resuscitation Program. All necessary information to prepare for the neonatal intensive care nursing certification examination is included. Concise outline format provides access to important nursing considerations associated with the management of the most common conditions in the neonate. Text provides a collaborative effort between the three most authoritative associations in neonatal intensive care nursing - AWHONN, AACN, and NANN. Information on families, ethics, legal issues, research, case management, and the transition to home acknowledge the full scope of neonatal nursing practice. NEW! CAMTS and AAMS guidelines, techniques for PICC placement, and changes to the Neonatal Resuscitation Program are just a few of the updates that reveal the importance the new edition places on safety practices and procedures. NEW! Updated chapter on Patient Safety includes selected improvement strategies and resources for neonatal nurses to build a patient safety toolkit, discusses TeamSTEPPS (Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety), and recognizes human issues, such as shift work and fatigue. NEW! Increased focus on evidence-based practice for preterm infants, medications, and antepartum-intrapartum complications sets the standard for neonatal nursing practice. NEW! Strategies to promote inclusionary care better reflect nursing care today by focusing on family-centered care, comprehensive perinatal records, health care teams in the NICU, and best practices in the care of the late preterm infant. NEW! Comprehensively revised chapter on Immunology identifies risk factors for infection associated with term and preterm infants, distinguishes clinical symptoms and therapies associated with TORCHES CLAP spectrum infections, and includes prevention strategies for hospital-acquired infections. NEW! Thoroughly updated content and references reflect currency and technologic advances. NEW! Refocused chapter on Developmental Care guides the nurse to use assessment within the context of the environment and situation to initiate interventions in the moment or use patterns of responses for developing plans of care and presents core measures on evaluating developmental care practices in the NICU.

Ocn Exam Secrets Study Guide

Author: Mometrix Test Preparation
Publisher: Mometrix Media LLC
ISBN: 1610723880
Release Date: 2014-03-31
Genre: Medical

***Includes Practice Test Questions*** OCN Exam Secrets helps you ace the ONCC Oncology Certified Nurse Exam, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive OCN 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. OCN 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...

Advanced Oncology Nursing Certification Review and Resource Manual

Author: Barbara Holmes Gobel
Publisher:
ISBN: 1890504750
Release Date: 2008-11-01
Genre: Medical

Both a study guide and a clinical resource, this new manual offers oncology advanced practice nurses a comprehensive review in preparation for advanced oncology certification tests and a valuable reference guide that can be used in everyday practice. Each chapter in this new resource addresses a topic important to advanced oncology nursing. Key points in each chapter emphasize concepts for readers to review while a case study raises relevant questions. In keeping with the manual's role as a study guide for certification, chapter content is correlated to the weight the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) has assigned to a specific topic on the certification examination. Topics in this new manual are representative of the ONCC blueprints for the advanced oncology nursing certification tests so readers can feel confident that they are studying pertinent material. In addition, to further prepare students, practice test questions are offered in the final chapter in the same format as the ONCC advanced practice certification exams. Editors Barbara Holmes Gobel, Shirley Triest-Robertson, and Wendy H. Vogel are experienced oncology clinicians. Each has also served as faculty for the advanced oncology nursing certification review course at ONS national conferences and for a future online review course, providing you with best possible insight for test preparation. Yet, Advanced Oncology Nursing Certification Review and Resource Manual offers readers more than just a study guide for test preparation. Using the most current clinical evidence and literature available at the time of publication, the topics presented have been expanded and represent a valuable resource for oncology advanced practice nurses, graduate nursing students, oncology nurses in clinical practice, and other healthcare professionals. Whether you are preparing to sit for an advanced oncology nursing certification test or simply are looking for a comprehensiv

Certification and Core Review for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Author: AACN
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323392402
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Genre: Medical

Get ready for your neonatal intensive care nursing certification exam with the only review developed in collaboration with three leading nursing organizations! From AACN, AWHONN, and NANN, Certification and Core Review for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, 5th Edition prepares you for your examination with hundreds of high-quality study questions and realistic test simulation. Based on the latest test plans of the AACN’s CCRN®-Neonatal exam and the NCC’s Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing (RNC-NIC) exam, review questions cover the changes to the Core Curriculum and reflect the latest evidence, essential knowledge, and best practices. New to this edition are three new chapters and 225 completely new review questions. This powerful study tool offers unparalleled preparation for your certification exam! Endorsed by the three most authoritative associations in neonatal intensive care nursing: the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN); the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN); and the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN). Realistic exam practice is offered through 675 total questions that mirror the certification exam content, the multiple-choice question format, and the distribution of content. Answers are provided for each question, accompanied by rationales and references, to enhance your understanding of the material. Online flexibility allows you to organize review questions and test format by your preferred examination, either the AACN or NCC. Online exam simulation - included free with each new copy of the book - mirrors the test-taking experience with an interactive, timed format. Customized study lets you choose whether to work through online questions in Study Mode or Examination Mode. Online remediation includes rationales for both correct and incorrect answers, and in-book remediation provides rationales for correct answers. A compact, portable size makes the book easier to study anytime, anywhere. 225 NEW review questions include 75 in the book and 150 additional online questions on the Evolve companion website. Thoroughly UPDATED review content reflects AACN’s latest CCRN®-Neonatal exam and the NCC’s latest Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing (RNC-NIC) exam, information in Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, 5th Edition, and the newest evidence-based guidelines for neonatal critical care. NEW! Three new chapters include Grieving Process, Quality Improvement, and Facilitation of Learning. NEW focus on culturally sensitive care is included in an expanded Family Integration and Culturally Sensitive Care chapter. UPDATED rationales in the Answer Key are referenced to the most recent literature and evidence-based guidelines. Compatibility with IPads, iPhones, and other mobile devices allows online exam practice that is easy and convenient.

Nurse Anesthesia

Author: John J. Nagelhout
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455708024
Release Date: 2013-04-11
Genre: Medical

Take your understanding to a whole new level with Pageburst digital books on VitalSource! Easy-to-use, interactive features let you make highlights, share notes, run instant topic searches, and so much more. Best of all, with Pageburst, you get flexible online, offline, and mobile access to all your digital books. Written specifically for nurse anesthetists, Nurse Anesthesia, 5th Edition provides comprehensive coverage of both scientific principles and evidence-based practice. It offers a complete overview of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and pathophysiology, and offers practical coverage of equipment and anesthesia management. This edition includes updated information on pharmacokinetics, clinical monitoring, drug delivery systems, and complications, and revises chapters on airway management and anesthesia for cardiac surgery. Written by leading nurse anesthesia experts John Nagelhout and Karen Plaus, this perennial bestseller prepares anesthesia students and CRNAs for today's clinical anesthesia practice. Over 650 figures of anatomy, nurse anesthesia procedures, and equipment depict complex concepts and information. An easy-to-use organization covers basic principles first, and builds on those with individual chapters for each surgical specialty. UPDATED references make it quick and simple to find the latest and most important research in the field. Over 700 tables and boxes highlight the most essential information in a quick, easy-to-reference format. Expert CRNA authors provide the current clinical information you’ll use in daily practice. UPDATED pharmacology information includes pharmacokinetics, drug delivery systems, opiate antagonists, and key induction drugs. Over 100 NEW photos and illustrations enhance your understanding of difficult anesthesia concepts. UPDATED Airway Management and Anesthesia for Cardiac Surgery chapters are thoroughly revised. NEW coverage includes robotics, screening applications, and non-operating room best practices.

Telephone Triage for Oncology Nurses

Author: Margaret Hickey
Publisher:
ISBN: 1890504475
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Medical

Use the symptom-focused telephone protocols or guidelines provided to develop your own telephone triage skills, guidelines, and protocols.

Concepts for Nursing Practice

Author: Jean Foret Giddens
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323389464
Release Date: 2015-11-30
Genre: Medical

Looking for a conversational and easy-to-follow book that walks you through the most important nursing concepts and helps you apply them in practice? Then look no further than Concepts for Nursing Practice, 2nd Edition! Written by conceptual learning expert Jean Giddens, this innovative interactive text explains 58 of the most common nursing concepts — including six all new concepts — that span the areas of patient physiology, patient behavior, and the professional nursing environment. Featured exemplars for each concept are also discussed to help you more easily understand the concepts and apply them to the clinical setting. In addition to more concepts and featured exemplar sections, this new second edition also boasts a more intuitive organization and review questions for both RN and LPN/LVN programs. In a nutshell, Concepts for Nursing Practice, 2nd Edition is not only the key to understanding nursing concepts, it’s also the way to hone your clinical reasoning skills and be confidently prepared for almost any workplace situation. Authoritative content written by expert Jean Giddens sets the standard for the rapidly growing concept-based curriculum movement. Exemplar lists for each concept, covering the lifespan and all clinical settings aid readers in assimilating concepts into practice. Case studies in each chapter allow readers to apply knowledge of concepts to real world examples. Logical organization of concepts into units and themes helps readers form immediate connections among related concepts – a key to conceptual learning. Original concept illustrations give readers visual cues to understanding and making connections across concepts. NEW! Six all-new concepts — spirituality, self-management, sleep, hormonal regulation, fatigue, and health disparities — cover a broader spectrum of nursing practice and provide added flexibility across a variety of nursing programs. NEW! Featured exemplar sections highlight selected exemplars related to each concept and provide a brief synopsis of the exemplar. NEW! Expanded resources for LPN/LVN programs include unique student review questions to offer additional study assistance. NEW! Revised format for Health and Illness concepts includes concise and consistent explanations of conditions across the lifespan along with the rationale for care. NEW! Revised format for Health Care Recipient and Professional Nursing/Health Care concepts provides streamlined explanations of conceptual material in a more logical order. NEW! Renamed theme on Resilience (formerly Coping and Stress Tolerance) emphasizes this increasingly important aspect of personal responsibility in health and illness.