Author: Kathryn Cadenhead Colgrove
Publisher: F.A. Davis
Release Date: 2010-11-19
Assure your mastery of medical surgical nursing knowledge while honing your critical thinking and test-taking skills. This popular resource features 2,000 questions that reflect the latest advances in medical-surgical nursing and the new, 2010 NCLEX-RN® test plan. The seemingly huge volume of information you must master has been organized into manageable sections divided by body systems and specific diseases. Each chapter is a self-contained unit. For each practice question, you’ll find the answer, rationales for correct and incorrect responses, and a test-taking tip. The comprehensive exam at the end of each chapter assesses your strengths and weaknesses, identifying areas for further study.
Author: George W. Bush
Release Date: 2017-02-28
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
#1 New York Times bestseller | Amazon "Best Books of the Month" A vibrant collection of oil paintings and stories by President George W. Bush honoring the sacrifice and courage of America’s military veterans. With Forewords by former First Lady Laura Bush and General Peter Pace, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Growing out of President Bush’s own outreach and the ongoing work of the George W. Bush Institute's Military Service Initiative, Portraits of Courage brings together sixty-six full-color portraits and a four-panel mural painted by President Bush of members of the United States military who have served our nation with honor since 9/11—and whom he has come to know personally. Our men and women in uniform have faced down enemies, liberated millions, and in doing so showed the true compassion of our nation. Often, they return home with injuries—both visible and invisible—that intensify the challenges of transitioning into civilian life. In addition to these burdens, research shows a civilian-military divide. Seventy-one percent of Americans say they have little understanding of the issues facing veterans, and veterans agree: eighty-four percent say that the public has "little awareness" of the issues facing them and their families. Each painting in this meticulously produced hardcover volume is accompanied by the inspiring story of the veteran depicted, written by the President. Readers can see the faces of those who answered the nation’s call and learn from their bravery on the battlefield, their journeys to recovery, and the continued leadership and contributions they are making as civilians. It is President Bush’s desire that these stories of courage and resilience will honor our men and women in uniform, highlight their family and caregivers who bear the burden of their sacrifice, and help Americans understand how we can support our veterans and empower them to succeed. President Bush will donate his net author proceeds from PORTRAITS OF COURAGE to the George W. Bush Presidential Center, a non-profit organization whose Military Service Initiative works to ensure that post-9/11 veterans and their families make successful transitions to civilian life with a focus on gaining meaningful employment and overcoming the invisible wounds of war.
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2016-07-25
The easy-to-relate-to guide that every medical-surgical nursing student and novice needs! Perform safe, accurate, up-to-date nursing protocols with this expert, colorfully-illustrated guidance Expert Data + Wise Insights, this essential, fully-updated book is your personal guide to assessing and treating the common disorders of each body system, with current best practices on: Understanding anatomy, etiology, and pathophysiology Taking health histories Doing physical assessments Diagnostic testing, including patient preparation and monitoring Current NANDA International nursing diagnosis guidelines Full-color visuals + real-world guidance with colorfully illustrated, quick-read content offering step-by-step protocols for areas such as: Cancer, gerontology, and end-of-life care Administering fluids and electrolytes; maintaining acid-base balance Pain management Blood transfusion reactions Use of CT scans, MRIs, and x-rays for each body system Preoperative care Surgical processes Classifying and treating heart failure Treating acute and chronic renal failure Easy-to-follow = Easy-to-remember with clinical tips and nuggets in each chapter offering real-world support: A closer look – Illustrations and charts that explain anatomy, physiology, and complex pathways Education edge – Practical tips for patient teaching Just the facts – Brief outline of content at the start of every chapter What do I do? – Steps to take in emergency situations Weighing the evidence – Current evidence-based practice pointers Memory jogger – Memory tricks that help you remember vital concepts and key treatments Quick quiz – End-of-chapter riddles and multiple-choice questions to help you retain vital content
Author: Patricia M Nugent
Publisher: F.A. Davis
Release Date: 2015-05-27
More than 1,340 classroom-tested, NCLEX-style questions—including more than 440 alternate-item-format questions—reflect the latest advances in medical technology as well as the most recent guidelines and standards of care for nursing practice.
Author: David Dubal
Publisher: Schirmer Books ; London ; Toronto : Prentice Hall International
Release Date: 1997
A thoroughly revised, updated edition of David Dubal's classic collection of interviews with famous pianists first published in 1984, this book includes all of today's leading lights, along with many luminaries no longer with us such as Glenn Gould and Vladimir Horowitz. Reviews of the first edition: "The true star of Reflections from the Keyboard is Dubal" -- Leonard Bernstein "An impressive accomplishment, full of insight!" -- Aaron Copland -- Interviews: Claudio Arrau, Emmanuel Ax, Alfred Brendel, Misha Dichter, Ruth Laredo, Murray Perahia, Peter Serkin, Andre Watts, and more
Author: Diane McGovern Billings
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2005
The thoroughly updated edition reflects the current NCLEX test plan and contains more than 5,000 test questions to help students practice taking the exam. The book contains more questions than any other NCLEX-RN review and includes more pharmacology-related questions.
Author: Icdc Publishing, Inc.
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2007
Medical billing is one of the fastest-growing employment opportunities in the United States today. Insurance companies, medical offices, hospitals and other health care providers are in great need of trained personnel to create medical claims. This book will ensure learning the skills necessary to become a successful medical claims biller. It is presented in a comprehensive, yet user friendly way, following a logical learning format beginning with a broad base of information and then, step by step, following the course for creation of a medical claim. This book teaches the skills necessary to become a well-rounded medical biller. By completing this course of study with a satisfactory grade, the user will be granted a certificate and can have the opportunity to work towards an "Honors Certificate", which is even more valuable to a potential employer.
Author: Mary Scannell
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2013-07-19
Genre: Business & Economics
The fun and effective way to BOOST ENGAGEMENT and PRODUCTIVITY Teams that enjoy working together operate on a whole different energy level than teams that don't. They break down silos. They build stronger relationships. They retain what they have learned. And THEY DRIVE RESULTS. The Big Book of Team Coaching Games provides the structure and games you need to build and manage powerful teams. Packed with dozens of physical and verbal activities, it leads you step-by-step through the process of teaching team members how to identify their values, leverage their strengths, and reach their goals--and have fun while they’re doing it! Nothing can stop the momentum of a team that wants to get things done. The Big Book of Team Coaching Games is the ideal playbook for making sure your teams contribute more than their share to the bottom line.
Author: Kaiser Fung
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2013-07-12
How to make simple sense of complex statistics--from the author of Numbers Rule Your World We live in a world of Big Data--and it's getting bigger every day. Virtually every choice we make hinges on how someone generates data . . . and how someone else interprets it--whether we realize it or not. Where do you send your child for the best education? Big Data. Which airline should you choose to ensure a timely arrival? Big Data. Who will you vote for in the next election? Big Data. The problem is, the more data we have, the more difficult it is to interpret it. From world leaders to average citizens, everyone is prone to making critical decisions based on poor data interpretations. In Numbersense, expert statistician Kaiser Fung explains when you should accept the conclusions of the Big Data "experts"--and when you should say, "Wait . . . what?" He delves deeply into a wide range of topics, offering the answers to important questions, such as: How does the college ranking system really work? Can an obesity measure solve America's biggest healthcare crisis? Should you trust current unemployment data issued by the government? How do you improve your fantasy sports team? Should you worry about businesses that track your data? Don't take for granted statements made in the media, by our leaders, or even by your best friend. We're on information overload today, and there's a lot of bad information out there. Numbersense gives you the insight into how Big Data interpretation works--and how it too often doesn't work. You won't come away with the skills of a professional statistician. But you will have a keen understanding of the data traps even the best statisticians can fall into, and you'll trust the mental alarm that goes off in your head when something just doesn't seem to add up. Praise for Numbersense "Numbersense correctly puts the emphasis not on the size of big data, but on the analysis of it. Lots of fun stories, plenty of lessons learned—in short, a great way to acquire your own sense of numbers!" Thomas H. Davenport, coauthor of Competing on Analytics and President’s Distinguished Professor of IT and Management, Babson College "Kaiser’s accessible business book will blow your mind like no other. You’ll be smarter, and you won’t even realize it. Buy. It. Now." Avinash Kaushik, Digital Marketing Evangelist, Google, and author, Web Analytics 2.0 "Each story in Numbersense goes deep into what you have to think about before you trust the numbers. Kaiser Fung ably demonstrates that it takes skill and resourcefulness to make the numbers confess their meaning." John Sall, Executive Vice President, SAS Institute "Kaiser Fung breaks the bad news—a ton more data is no panacea—but then has got your back, revealing the pitfalls of analysis with stimulating stories from the front lines of business, politics, health care, government, and education. The remedy isn’t an advanced degree, nor is it common sense. You need Numbersense." Eric Siegel, founder, Predictive Analytics World, and author, Predictive Analytics "I laughed my way through this superb-useful-fun book and learned and relearned a lot. Highly recommended!" Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence
Author: Cathy Melfi Curtis
Publisher: F.A. Davis
Release Date: 2016-11-21
2 Books in 1. . . Q&A Course Review and NCLEX prep. Guarantee your mastery of psychiatric mental health nursing knowledge while honing your critical-thinking and test-taking skills. Over 900 multiple-choice and alternate format questions, organized by specific disorders, make a difficult subject more manageable. Rationales for both correct and incorrect answers as well as test-taking tips help you to critically analyze the question types.
Author: Alex Kava
Release Date: 2014
Genre: O'Dell, Maggie (Fictitious character)
Two Maggie O'Dell stories from bestselling author Alex Kava The Soul Catcher In a secluded cabin six young men stage a deadly standoff with FBI agents. In a wooded area near the FDR Memorial in Washington, the body of a senator's daughter is discovered. FBI profiler Maggie O'Dell is called to the crime scene of a murdered young girl who was assaulted, strangled and left to die near the FDR Memorial in Washington, D.C. Her investigation leads Maggie to Reverend Everett, the charismatic leader of a religious group who had held a prayer meeting the night before the murder — a meeting that had attracted many young people, including the victim. Searching for leads with her partner, Tully, Maggie begins to realize that this case may strike close to home — her own mother is involved with Everett, and she may be the key to solving the case At The Stroke Of Madness In the tomblike silence of an abandoned rock quarry someone is trying to hide their dirty little secret. A secret that is about to be discovered. Special Agent Maggie O'Dell is on the trail of a serial murderer who has an affinity for lopping off his victims' diseased body parts and embalming the rest of their bodies in 55-gallon oil drums. Now Maggie suspects that her friend Gwen may be the murderer's next victim, and her only chance of finding the killer depends on the memory of an Alzheimer-stricken man.
Author: Ray A Hargrove-Huttel
Publisher: F.A. Davis
Release Date: 2014-03-25
Two books in one! Course review now. NCLEX-prep later. 1,250 critical thinking questions (both multiple choice and alternate format) organize the seemingly huge volume of pharmacology information you must master into manageable sections divided by body systems and specific diseases. You’ll not only learn to associate the medication with the disease process, making learning easier, but are also be to evaluate your knowledge of medications prior to taking exams.
Author: Sharon L. Lewis
Release Date: 2011
Publisher's description: A bestseller in the field, Medical-Surgical Nursing, eighth edition offers up-to-date, evidence-based coverage of the latest clinical developments you need to know to provide exceptional care in today's fast-paced health care environment. A variety of helpful boxes and tables make it easy to find essential information, and the accessible writing style makes even complex concepts easy to grasp. Best of all - a complete collection of engaging, interactive learning tools and resources helps you gain valuable, real-world preparation for clinical practice!