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: Pmhn Exam Secrets Test Prep Team
Publisher: Mometrix Media LLC
Release Date: 2014-03-31
***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...
A comprehensive review text, presented in a clear, easy-to-understand outline format, that prepares practicing nurses to pass the exam for psychiatric and mental health nursing certification. The book includes the latest test-taking information, fundamental concepts of psychiatric nursing, and detailed reviews of the major psychiatric disorders.
Author: Sheila L. Videbeck
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2006
"The revised and updated Third Edition of this popular text explores the full psychiatric nursing care continuum - from the fundamentals of sound nursing theory to therapeutic applications and clinical modalities for the major DSM-IV-TR disorders. Using the nursing process as its framework, the text emphasizes assessment, therapeutic communication, neurobiology, and psychopharmacologic intervention - all in a reader-friendly format that promotes self-awareness, effective communication, and the use of family and community resources."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: American Nurses Association
Publisher: Amer Nurses Assn
Release Date: 2007
Psychiatric-mental health nursing promotes mental health through the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of human responses to mental health problems and psychiatric disorders. A core mental health profession, it is a specialty that employs a purposeful use of self as its art along with a wide range of nursing, psychosocial, and neurobiological theories and research evidence as its science. Its areas of focus emerge based on current and anticipated societal needs, including disparities in mental health and its care and treatment among the diverse populations.
Author: Cathy Melfi Curtis
Publisher: F.A. Davis
Release Date: 2016-06-01
oo much information? Too little time? Here’s everything you need to succeed in your psychiatric mental health nursing course and prepare for course exams and the NCLEX®. Succinct reviews of content in outline format focus on must-know information, while case studies and NCLEX-style questions develop your ability to apply your knowledge in simulated clinical situations. A 100-question final exam at the end of the book.
Author: Mary C. Townsend
Publisher: F A Davis Company
Release Date: 2012
Here's the psychiatric mental health knowledge nursing students need in the text thats still the most clearly written and student friendly. An evidence-based, holistic approach to nursing practice focuses on both biological and behavioral components. Completely updated and revised, it features find all the latest research studies, biological theories, and pharmacological data, as well as features designed to make complex concepts easier to grasp, including QSEN.
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.