Bridge the gap between the science of disease and clinical patient care! Interpret clinical manifestations. Determine the correct inventions. Understand treatment options. . Connect drug actions and therapeutic goals. This easy-to-understand text introduces the pathophysiologic processes of the common conditions that you'll encounter in clinical settings. Chapters organized by organ systems help you understand the relationships between the pathologic event and the patient assessment data, laboratory findings, and diagnostic testing results. You'll develop the foundational knowledge you need to effectively select the appropriate nursing interventions to deliver the best patient care. Click here for a preview of the book. Visit www.DavisAdvantage.com to learn more.
Author: Gale Sloan Thompson
Publisher: F.A. Davis
Release Date: 2015-01-16
Tackle a tough subject in bite-sized pieces. A seeming huge volume of information is organized into manageable sections to make complex concepts easy to understand and remember. You begin with an overview of the body, including its chemical and cellular structures, then progress to one-of-a-kind portrayals of each body system, grouped by function. A wealth of full-color illustrations, figures, sidebars, helpful hints, and easy-to-read descriptions make information crystal clear. Each unique page spread provides an entire unit of understanding, breaking down complex concepts into easy-to-grasp sections.
Author: Van Rensselaer Potter
Publisher: MSU Press
Release Date: 1988-01
Van Rensselaer Potter created and defined the term "bioethics" in 1970, to describe a new philosophy that sought to integrate biology, ecology, medicine, and human values. Bioethics is often linked to environmental ethics and stands in sharp contrast to biomedical ethics. Because of this confusion (and appropriation of the term in medicine), Potter chose to use the term "Global Bioethics" in 1988. Potter's definition of bioethics from Global Bioethics is, "Biology combined with diverse humanistic knowledge forging a science that sets a system of medical and environmental priorities for acceptable survival."
Author: Elizabeth Simon
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2010-11-15
Critical Care Nursing Practice Guide: A Road Map for Students and New Graduates is an essential, step-by-step, practical guide that helps new nursing graduates, new critical care and nursing students assigned to intensive care units gain the confidence they need to provide optimal care to their patients. This comprehensive text teaches inexperienced nurses how to systematically assess their patients, plan individualized care, implement therapeutic modalities with competence, collaborate effectively and evaluate the effectiveness of nursing actions. Covering areas such as how to begin, organize, prioritize, analyze, reason, and decide in daily routines and emergencies in the critical care setting, this book enables the novice to become an expert in the ICU. Valuable features such as chapter objectives, summaries, and key terms are included.
Author: Norma M. Metheny
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2011-01-07
A new and updated version of this best-selling resource! Jones and Bartlett Publisher's 2011 Nurse's Drug Handbook is the most up-to-date, practical, and easy-to-use nursing drug reference! It provides: Accurate, timely facts on hundreds of drugs from abacavir sulfate to Zyvox; Concise, consistently formatted drug entries organized alphabetically; No-nonsense writing style that speaks your language in terms you use everyday; Index of all generic, trade, and alternate drug names for quick reference. It has all the vital information you need at your fingertips: Chemical and therapeutic classes, FDA pregnancy risk category and controlled substance schedule; Indications and dosages, as well as route, onset, peak, and duration information; Incompatibilities, contraindications; interactions with drugs, food, and activities, and adverse reactions; Nursing considerations, including key patient-teaching points; Vital features include mechanism-of-action illustrations showing how drugs at the cellular, tissue, or organ levels and dosage adjustments help individualize care for elderly patients, patients with renal impairment, and others with special needs; Warnings and precautions that keep you informed and alert.
Author: Matthias Frosch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2008-11-21
A comprehensive overview of recent advances, from current basic research and epidemiology, to novel therapeutic strategies and clinical management. Here, the leading scientists who have made major advances in the field provide up-to-date reviews and describe their current knowledge and concepts. As such, this is the first volume to summarize the implications of the meningococcus genome-sequencing project, emphasizing the novel strategies in vaccine development. Following a look at the history, the authors go on to treat the epidemiology of meningococcal disease, as well as the genetics, structure and function of virulence factors. Further chapters cover cross-talk between meningococci and host cells, genomics and immunobiology. The result is a standard handbook for all scientists working in the field. While aimed at advanced specialists in basic research, epidemiologists, public health workers, vaccine developers and clinicians, the book is equally appropriate as introductory reading for graduates embarking on their career in this field.
Different people--especially in pluralistic America--have different beliefs, and those beliefs are worthy of respect. To begin to understand the beliefs of others, use this resource to explore doctrines and practices of 32 religious denominations in America.
Author: JoAnn Zerwekh
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2013-08-07
A student favorite for its easy-to-read style, real-life applications, and humorous cartoons, Nursing Today: Transition and Trends, 7th Edition helps you make a successful transition from student to practicing nurse. It covers the profession's leading issues and opportunities, ensuring that you graduate not only with patient care skills but with career development skills including resume writing, finding a job, and effective interviewing. Test-taking tips and strategies prepare you for the NCLEX-RN® exam, and discussions of communication and management issues prepare you to succeed in the workplace. In this edition, well-known educator JoAnn Zerwekh and coauthor Ashley Zerwekh Garneau provide the latest information on nursing issues and trends including health care reform, patient safety, collective bargaining, and emergency preparedness. Thorough coverage prepares you for a professional nursing career by including all of the most important issues faced by the new nurse. An engaging presentation features lively cartoons, chapter objectives, bibliographies, and colorful summary boxes. Critical Thinking boxes are located in every chapter, with relevant questions and exercises to apply what you have learned to clinical practice. Evidence-Based Practice boxes focus on the research evidence that supports clinical practice. Real-life scenarios in each chapter illustrate and personalize the chapter topics. An emphasis on making the transition into the workplace is included in chapters such as NCLEX-RN and the New Graduate, Employment Considerations: Opportunities, Resumes, and Interviewing, and Mentoring and Preceptorship. A companion Evolve website includes Case Studies for every chapter, test-taking strategies, a sample NCLEX test tutorial, a sample NCLEX exam, appendices, and resume builder templates for creating professional resumes and cover letters. Health care reform is covered in the Economics of the Health Care Delivery System chapter, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and the new Patient Bill of Rights as they apply to health care delivery and cost. Updated Health Care Organization and Patterns of Nursing Care Delivery chapter covers the results of managed care and explains the "p4p" (pay for performance) payment system, eliminating payment for medical errors as urged by the Institute of Medicine, and the collaboration at all levels of care to prevent medical errors and improve quality of care. A chapter on collective bargaining and unions covers the creation in 2009 of the largest union and professional organization of registered nurses, the National Nurses United (NNU), and related issues. Updated Emergency Preparedness chapter covers The World Health Organization's (WHO) global pandemic influenza plan and its relation to public health and immunization. Coverage of QSEN and Patient Safety includes not only Quality and Safety Education for Nurses, but also the National Patient Safety Foundation and the Institute of Medicine competencies related to patient safety, as well as better communication among health care providers, quality improvement, and guidelines from The Joint Commission. Coverage of evidence-based practice includes management protocols and interventions used as the basis for clinical outcomes.
Author: Kristen L. Mauk
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2010-10-25
Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition. Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care, Second Edition is a comprehensive and student-accessible text that offers a holistic and inter-disciplinary approach to caring for the elderly. The framework for the text is built around the Core Competencies set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing. Building upon their knowledge in prior medical surgical courses, this text gives students the skills and theory needed to provide outstanding care for the growing elderly population. It is the first of its kind to have more than 40 contributing authors from many different disciplines. Some of the key features include chapter outlines, learning objectives, discussion questions, personal reflection boxes, and case studies.
Author: Pamela Lynn
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2010-11-01
Taylor's Handbook of Clinical Nursing Skills is a step-by-step guide to basic and advanced nursing skills. This book will be a quick reference tool for review of cognitive and technical knowledge and will assist students and practicing nurses to provide safe and effective healthcare. It is an ideal companion to any nursing skills or nursing fundamentals text, including Lynn, Taylor's Clinical Nursing Skills and Taylor, Fundamentals of Nursing: The Art and Science of Nursing Care.
Author: Valerie C. Scanlon
Publisher: F A Davis Company
Release Date: 2014-11-17
Think. Learn. Do. Take a fresh, new approach to nursing fundamentals that teaches students how to think, learn, and do while they make the 'connections' each step of the way. From the text through wealth of resources online at DavisPlus, the thoroughly revised and updated 2nd Edition continues to meet the needs of today's students. A practical, student-oriented focus helps LPN students to master safe and effective nursing care by developing the critical thinking and problem solving skills they need to excel in clinical practice. Click here for a preview of the text and resources.
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2008
Featuring hundreds of full-color illustrations, photographs, wave forms, diagrams, and other creative visual aids, this colorful book provides a unique approach to learning pathophysiology and hands-on nursing procedures and treatments. The fully visual presentation lets nurses read less and understand more, improving their skills and gaining confidence through pictures. Step-by-step illustrations with succinct instructions show nurses exactly what to do when assessing patients and administering treatments. Disease pathophysiology is clearly and vividly depicted in anatomical illustrations. Patient teaching guides help nurses explain diseases and treatments to patients.