Author: Victoria Mosack
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2010-10-25
Developed especially for practicing nurses preparing for the certification examination offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Psychiatric Nursing Certification Review Guide for the Generalist and Advanced Practice Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse provides a succinct, yet comprehensive review of the core material. This book has been organized to give the reviewer test taking strategies and techniques and sample test questions, which are intended to serve as an introduction to the testing arena. In addition, a bibliography is included for those who need a more in depth discussion of the subject matter in each chapter. The Third Edition has been completely revised and updated to reflect current guidelines and information from the latest version of the DSM IV-TR. The medications and use of medications has also been updated to reflect proper usage and doses.
Author: David P. Swain
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2012-12-26
ACSM's Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription was created as a complement to ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription and elaborates on all major aspects of preventative rehabilitation and fitness programs and the major position stands of the ACSM. The 7th edition provides information necessary to address the knowledge, skills, and abilities set forth in the new edition of Guidelines, and explains the science behind the exercise testing and prescription. ACSM's Resource Manual is a comprehensive resource for those working in the fitness and clinical exercise fields, as well as those in academic training.
Author: Joanne Itano
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2005
Published in collaboration with the ONS, this text is the definitive source for concepts and practices in oncology nursing and can be used for orientation of nurses to oncology, inservice and continuing education programs for practicing nurses, a basis for curriculum development in graduate programs, and as a review tool for certification. Based on the blueprint of the certification examination by the ONCC (Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation), the book is in outline format to help readers focus on the most important information. Instructor resources available; contact your sales representative for details. Covers the entire scope of the specialty ensuring comprehensive coverage Outline format helps the reader focus on the most important information Effective guide for teaching and learning for in-service, continuing education, and academic programs Powerful study tool for the ONCC certification exam Tables and figures illustrate complex concepts * Entirely revised, updated, and expanded to reflect the current state of oncology nursing practice. * Expanded pain management content. * New content on nonpharmacologic interventions (e.g. heat massage, imagery). * New content on alternative therapies.
Author: Daniel J. Carlat
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2005
Revised and updated, this practical handbook is a succinct how-to guide to the psychiatric interview. In a conversational style with many clinical vignettes, Dr. Carlat outlines effective techniques for approaching threatening topics, improving patient recall, dealing with challenging patients, obtaining the psychiatric history, and interviewing for diagnosis and treatment. This edition features updated chapters on the major psychiatric disorders, new chapters on the malingering patient and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and new clinical vignettes. Easy-to-photocopy appendices include data forms, patient education handouts, and other frequently referenced information. Pocket cards that accompany the book provide a portable quick-reference to often needed facts.
Author: Katherine M. Fortinash
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2014-06-13
Focusing on what psychiatric nurses actually do in everyday practice, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 5th Edition, uses a balanced nursing-medical approach to cover all of the most common disorders and treatments. The text's full-color illustrations and straightforward style help you make sense of challenging material. And its strong emphasis on the nursing process, updated DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria, interdisciplinary interventions, and the latest mental health practices boost your confidence in managing clients and prepare you for success on the NCLEX ̈ examination. UNIQUE! Balanced nursing-medical approach offers strong baseline coverage of the nursing process and interdisciplinary interventions and focuses on what psychiatric nurses actually do. Complete coverage of the nursing process features the six-step problem-solving method and how to put it into practice. DSM-IV-TR Criteria boxes list categories of mental disorders and the criteria for diagnosing them. Nursing care plans provide care guidelines for each plan and include a brief case study, followed by assessment, diagnosis, goal setting, interventions with rationales, and evaluation. UNIQUE! Clinical Alert boxes address issues critical to the safety or well-being of the client. Case studies depict effective nursing care strategies and promote critical thinking. Research for Evidence-Based Practice boxes discuss the implications of current research studies. Client and Family Teaching Guidelines boxes focus on the issues confronting families when a member suffers from mental illness. UNIQUE! Medication Key Facts boxes highlight the most common psychopharmacologic interventions along with safe and effective use. Nursing Assessment Questions boxes include questions that should be asked in the assessment of a particular disorder. Clinical Symptoms boxes help you apply content to the real world. Additional Treatment Modalities boxes summarize other modalities and interventions used in conjunction with nursing interventions in the treatment of a particular disorder. Chapter summaries conclude each chapter with the most significant ideas to remember. Review questions with answers in the appendix offer immediate reinforcement of chapter content and help you prepare for the NCLEX Examination. Glossary provides concise definitions of key terms. Objectives and key terms emphasize the most important concepts from each chapter. UNIQUE! Enhanced readability makes it easier for you to grasp difficult material. UNIQUE! Concept map highlights the nurse's role in psychiatric care. NEW! Adaption to Stress chapter covers basic neuroanatomy and the psychobiological aspects of psychiatric disorders, and shows you how to manage stress. NEW! Forensic Nursing in Clinical Practice chapter explains current therapies used in the treatment of physiological and psychological health problems and demonstrates the importance of the nurse's role in providing holistic nursing care.
Author: American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Publisher: American Nurses Association
Release Date: 2014-01-01
This newly published second edition is the definitive book covering the essentials of psychiatric-mental health (PMH) nursing applicable at all practice levels and settings. It articulates what is expected of all psychiatric-mental health nurses, specifying the who, what, where, when, why and how of their practice. It presents the underlying assumptions and characteristics, addresses matters of environments and settings as well as education and training requirements, and covers key issues and trends and the ethical and conceptual bases of the specialty. Moreover, it specifies the competencies for nursing practice and professional performance of all PMH registered nurses. While this foundational volume is primarily for those directly involved with psychiatric-mental health nursing practice, education and research, other nursing and allied health care providers, researchers and scholars will find value in this content.
Author: Chad Starkey
Publisher: F A Davis Company
Release Date: 2015-01-27
How do diseases and disorders affect the design of massage treatment plans? What precautions are needed? When is massage contraindicated? Develop the knowledge you need to evaluate a client based on how diseases and disorders affect the systems of the body and the critical-thinking skills to apply that knowledge in practice. "A 'functional approach' to pathophysiology fosters understanding of the inter-relationship between body systems and human function. Clients are concerned about how a disorder affects their quality of life and ability to function. My goal for this book is to guide readers to use clinical reasoning to create client-specific, outcome-based massage treatment plans from this vital information--signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and client functional concerns."--Virginia S. Cowen, PhD, LMT, RYT, CSCS The Plus Code inside new, printed texts gives you access to a wealth of instructor and student resources online at DavisPlus, including your Davis Digital Version, animations, flash cards, case studies, quizzes, and podcasts recorded by the author.
Author: Paul A. Tipler
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
Release Date: 2012-01-15
For the intermediate-level course, the Sixth Edition of this widely used text takes modern physics textbooks to a higher level. With a flexible approach to accommodate the various ways of teaching the course (both one- and two-term tracks are easily covered), the authors recognize the audience and its need for updated coverage, mathematical rigor, and features to build and support student understanding. Continued are the superb explanatory style, the up-to-date topical coverage, and the Web enhancements that gained earlier editions worldwide recognition. The Sixth Edition includes the discoveries that have further enlarged modern physics in the first decade of the new century, takes note of the evolution that is occurring in the teaching of physics in colleges and universities, and recognizes the growing role of modern physics in the biological sciences.