Psychiatric Nursing Certification Review Guide for the Generalist and Advanced Practice Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse

Author: Victoria Mosack
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449610937
Release Date: 2010-10-25
Genre: Medical

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.

Pmhn Exam Secrets Study Guide

Author: Pmhn Exam Secrets Test Prep Team
Publisher: Mometrix Media LLC
ISBN: 1610725735
Release Date: 2014-03-31
Genre: Medical

***Includes Practice Test Questions*** PMHN Exam Secrets helps you ace the Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Exam, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive PMHN 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. PMHN Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to PMHN 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: Learning Disorders in Children, Adolescent Mood Disorders, Psychological Theories on Aging, Therapeutic Communication, Group Development, Therapeutic Milieu, Restrictive Measures, Evaluating Patient Outcomes, Mental Status Examination, Patient Assessment Techniques, Behavioral Predictors, Beck Depression Inventory, Nursing Process, Crisis Intervention, Psychopharmacology, Phases of Drug Therapy, Antipsychotic Medications, Lithium Toxicity, Continuum of Care, Pain Control, ECT, Depressive Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Levels of Anxiety, Panic Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Though Process Descriptors, Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa, Alzheimers and Dementia, Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Functional Families, Effects of Mental Illness, and much more...

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Success

Author: Cathy Melfi Curtis
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 9780803666931
Release Date: 2016-11-21
Genre: Medical

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.

Nursing Diagnosis Manual

Author: Marilynn E Doenges
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 9780803644762
Release Date: 2016-01-14
Genre: Medical

Here’s the 5th Edition of the resource you’ll turn to again and again to select the appropriate diagnosis and to plan, individualize, and document care for more than 850 diseases and disorders. A new, streamlined design makes reference easier than ever. Only in the Nursing Diagnosis Manual will you find for each diagnosis…defining characteristics presented subjectively and objectively - sample clinical applications to ensure you have selected the appropriate diagnoses - prioritized action/interventions with rationales - a documentation section, and much more!

Psychiatric Nursing Care Plans

Author: Katherine M. Fortinash
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323059770
Release Date: 2006-05-16
Genre: Medical

The most comprehensive psychiatric nursing care planning text available assists students and practitioners in providing effective care in a variety of settings. Clear presentation of information, consistent use of the nursing process, correlation of nursing and medical diagnoses, and prioritization of interventions make this text an invaluable resource. Grounded in the latest classification of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) and the most current list of NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses, this text covers a wide range of disorders, their psychopathology, and appropriate nursing interventions with rationales. Care plans use real clinical situations and include therapeutic and nontherapeutic dialogue examples to familiarize nurses with likely scenarios and equip them with the tools they need to feel confident in any clinical setting. The first chapter, The Nursing Process, effectively describes the central principles of psychiatric nursing practice in detailing the ANA's six-step nursing process along with additional information on therapeutic nurse-client communication skills, client history and assessment tools, NIC and NOC, and more. The six-step nursing process format is maintained throughout to emphasize a practice-oriented, problem-solving approach to psychiatric care. Major psychiatric disorders are reviewed consistently and completely with sections including Etiology, Epidemiology, Assessment and Diagnostic Criteria, Interventions, and Prognosis and Discharge Criteria. With this basis of knowledge, relevant care plans are offered in the second section of each chapter. Care plans based on DSM-IV-TR medical and NANDA nursing diagnoses are logically and consistently organized with Assessment Data, Outcome Criteria, Planning and Implementation, and Evaluation sections. Assessment Data sections include detailed related factors (etiology) and defining characteristics or risk factors as appropriate for the specific diagnosis. Outcome Criteria sections give the reader clear indications of the desired end state. Planning and Implementation sections list specific, relevant, and practical nursing interventions with rationales in a clear, comprehensible two-column format. UNIQUE! Therapeutic and non-therapeutic dialogue examples are presented throughout to promote more effective client communication. Evaluation sections state the role of outcome evaluation as a critical and ongoing step in the nursing process. Client and Family Teaching boxes include Nurse Needs to Know and Teach Client and Family sections covering all aspects of post-treatment instructions for clients and caregivers. DSM-IV-TR boxes list all related DSM-IV-TR diagnoses for quick reference. Helpful appendices contain information and strategies that are timely and useful in the care of clients with mental and emotional disorders including such topics as psychiatric and psychosocial therapies, grief and loss, spirituality, and many more.

Diseases and Disorders

Author: Marilyn S Sommers
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 9780803644878
Release Date: 2014-10-24
Genre: Medical

Everything you need to know about caring for patients—in one portable "must have" handbook! Clear, but comprehensive discussions of pathophysiology, with rationales in the medications and laboratory sections, explain the scientific basis for the nursing care.

Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Author: Elizabeth M. Varcarolis
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323415378
Release Date: 2016-07-22
Genre: Medical

Get a full understanding of today’s psychiatric nursing practice in less time! Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 3rd Edition offers the perfect balance of essential nursing interventions and clinical content paired with current research and evidence-based practice to fully equip you for today’s field of mental health nursing. This new edition continues to retain the reader-friendly style, emphasis on therapeutic communication, and the nursing process organization that was successful in the previous edition. It also includes additional DSM-5 disorders, illustrations of various neurobiology disorders, a new neurobiology learning tool, and new NCLEX review questions to help you pass your course and thoroughly prepare for the psychiatric nursing section of the NCLEX. REVISED! Examining the Evidence boxes explain the reasoning behind nursing interventions and how research affects everyday practice. UNIQUE! Applying the Art sections in the clinical chapters provide examples of therapeutic and nontherapeutic communication techniques as well as realistic nurse-patient interaction scenarios. Chapter review questions reinforce essential content from the chapter. Critical thinking questions introduce clinical situations in psychiatric nursing. Nursing Interventions tables familiarize readers with interventions for a disorder that they will encounter in clinical practice. Key concepts and terms clarify essential terminology. Vignettes offer succinct, real-life glimpses into clinical practice by describing patients and their psychiatric disorders. Assessment Guidelines familiarize readers with methods of assessing patients. Potential Nursing Diagnosis tables give several possible nursing diagnoses for a particular disorder along with the associated signs and symptoms. DSM-5 diagnostic criteria identifies medical diagnostic criteria for psychiatric disorders for integration into the nursing plan of care. Important contributions from psychiatric mental health nursing pioneers are featured in the opening unit pages. Cultural Considerations sections reinforce the principles of culturally competent care. Key Points to Remember outline the main concepts of each chapter in an easy to comprehend and concise bulleted list. Appendices feature the DSM-5 Classifications and a list of the latest NANDA-I diagnoses for readers’ reference. NEW! DSM-5 content provides the most up to date information on the latest DSM-5 disorders. NEW! Illustrations of various neurobiology disorders give readers a clear picture of how the disorder affects brain function. NEW! Neurobiology teaching tool visually guides readers in learning about various neurobiology disorders and relevant medications and side effects. NEW! NCLEX review questions on the Evolve companion site provide additional practice on the type of psychiatric nursing content found on the latest NCLEX test plan. NEW! Image collection on the Evolve companion site offers a visual supplement to help learn and reinforce concepts.

All In One Nursing Care Planning Resource

Author: Pamela L. Swearingen
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323262866
Release Date: 2015-02-02
Genre: Medical

Features nursing care plans for all four core clinical areas. This unique presentation makes this a must-have care plans book for nursing students.

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.


Author: Darlene D. Pedersen
ISBN: 0803660898
Release Date: 2017-08-11
Genre: Medical

Perfect wherever you class, in clinical, and in any practice setting! This handy guide delivers quick access to need-to-know information on DSM-5 disorders and treatments, psychotropic drugs, documentation and patient education. No other book delivers as much in a format that is easy to read, easy to access, and fits in your pocket. See what students and practitioners are saying online about the previous edition... Do yourself and client a favor by getting one! "If you are in the mental health field I highly recommend this guide. I have been asked numerous times where did I get this and can I lend it. This is my go to reference when at the clinic as it covers everything I need to know when doing assessments etc. However, if you feel more comfortable carrying that large DSM around by all means do so but for me this guide slips easily into my pocket for use at any given moment." --Timothy T. Hinote Great. "I love this item. I think this was a great buy for me as a psych mental health student. It was well worth it." --Shameca Hudson Psych Notes is Excellent. "Psych Notes is packed with all of the essential content necessary to REVIEW (you should also have expanded knowledge of this content) and pass the ANCC PMHNP certification exam. You will be astonished with the depth and breadth of information contained in this easy to read and use (spiral bound) book." --Sandra Hannon -Engel

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Author: Mertie L. Potter
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0138015589
Release Date: 2014-12-24
Genre: Medical

NOTE: You are purchasing a¿standalone¿product; MyNursingLab¿does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyNursingLab search for 0134162730 /9780134162737 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: From Suffering to Hope Plus NEW MyNursingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 1/e ¿ Package consists of: ¿¿¿ 0134160894 / 9780134160894 MyNursingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: From Suffering to Hope ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ 0138015589 / 9780138015589 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: From Suffering to Hope MyNursingLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. ¿ For courses in mental health nursing ¿ Think Like a Nurse: A Holistic Approach to Psychiatric Nursing Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: From Suffering to Hope takes a new approach to educating psychiatric nurses, teaching them how¿to guide patients from a place of despair to a new beginning. Students will learn to speak like a competent, caring nurse and communicate effectively and compassionately with their patients. A unique chart outlines what nurses might be thinking, feeling, and perceiving during encounters with patients, enabling nurses to facilitate more useful discussions and understand their own feelings. Mental health and psychiatric disorders are presented in terms of how they impact Five Domains of Wellness rather than as isolated conditions. Based on the idea that mental health patients do get better, this text offers a human, holistic way to care for patients.