Nursing Informatics

Author: Marion J. Ball
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781475724288
Release Date: 2013-11-11
Genre: Medical

Since its first publication in 1988, this guide has established itself as the premier reference text in the field for all health care professionals seeking an up-to-date review of the role of information technology in the nursing profession. The second edition of this seminal work goes on to address the growth and evolution of the nursing informatics discipline as well as the impact of the rapid and far-reaching changes in IT and in health care. In addition to a new section on integration, this edition includes all-new chapters on subjects such as: the national health information infrastructure; reengineering health care and business processes; electronic resources for nursing; usability concepts and the clinical workstation; ubiquitous computing and the nurse; information management and long-term care; the information needs of nurse-managed centres; critical path/care map and case management needs; large databases and their implications for planning and health policy; virtual reality; and defining the informatics nurse specialist.

Principles and Practice of Trauma Nursing

Author: Rose Ann O'Shea
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780443064050
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Medical

This unique, authoritative book explores the spectrum of trauma care provided in the UK, discussing procedures for specific trauma presentations as well as the nurse's role in providing care in the emergency setting. Chapters on the relevant biosciences are included, which serve as an excellent source of review or instruction for nurses of all levels. In addition to the basic science dimensions of trauma nursing, the book also addresses clinical, psychosocial, and psychological aspects of care. Its structured approach to patient management presents information in an easy-to-follow format. Research evidence is used throughout to support the text, laying the foundation for expert nursing practice. Multidisciplinary approach makes the book relevant to current practice. Key learning points are highlighted with the text to help direct the reader's attention and encourage learning. A wide range of expert contributors makes the book a credible and authoritative source. Easy-to-understand chapters on fundamental biosciences expand readers' knowledge. Extensive illustrations, line drawings, and easy-to-read tables provide clear, visual explanations of important material. Appropriate references and recommended sources for further reading help readers develop knowledge and insight. Structured textbook format facilitates learning, enables information to be found quickly, and makes the book more user-friendly. The section on pre-hospital care presents a key piece of the trauma care spectrum, rather than focusing solely on the nurse's role in in-hospital care.

Annual Review of Nursing Research Volume 12 1994

Author: Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826182258
Release Date: 1994-06-07
Genre: Medical

Now in its second decade of publication, this landmark series draws together and critically reviews all the existing research in specific areas of nursing practice, nursing care delivery, nursing education, and the professional aspects of nursing.

Understanding Nursing Research

Author: Nancy Burns
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781437726558
Release Date: 2010-09-20
Genre: Medical

Learn how to evaluate and apply research with the #1 nursing research book! Understanding Nursing Research: Building an Evidence-Based Practice is known for its authoritative content, a time-tested step-by-step approach, and abundant use of research examples. With improved clarity and readability, the new edition strengthens its focus on evidence-based practice to better demonstrate how the steps of the research process relate to evidence-based nursing. Written by two of the leaders in the field of nursing research, Nancy Burns and Susan K. Grove, this full-color text offers unique insights into understanding, appraising, and applying published research to evidence-based practice. Authoritative content is written by two of the true pioneers in nursing research, who offer unique, first-hand insights into the field. Research examples provide practice in working with published studies, with many of the examples including Critical Appraisal and Implications for Practice sections. A clear, step-by-step organization introduces the research process and demonstrates how this systematic framework relates to evidence-based practice. An expanded emphasis on evidence-based practice helps you develop skills in studying and appraising published research, so you are prepared for your role in working with research evidence. Enhanced coverage of qualitative research allows prepares you to approach research questions and clinical questions with an unbiased view of the researcher's methodology. Two different appraisal processes are included: A traditional in-depth critical appraisal process prepares you for graduate-level work in research. A concise, practice-focused research appraisal process equips you for quick and accurate evaluation of the applicability of research findings to clinical practice. Updated research examples prepare you for evidence-based practice by using the physiologic conditions and hospitalized patients seen in clinicals.

Nursing Staff in Hospitals and Nursing Homes

Author: Committee on the Adequacy of Nursing Staff in Hospitals and Nursing Homes
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309556651
Release Date: 1996-04-10
Genre: Medical

Hospitals and nursing homes are responding to changes in the health care system by modifying staffing levels and the mix of nursing personnel. But do these changes endanger the quality of patient care? Do nursing staff suffer increased rates of injury, illness, or stress because of changing workplace demands? These questions are addressed in Nursing Staff in Hospitals and Nursing Homes, a thorough and authoritative look at today's health care system that also takes a long-term view of staffing needs for nursing as the nation moves into the next century. The committee draws fundamental conclusions about the evolving role of nurses in hospitals and nursing homes and presents recommendations about staffing decisions, nursing training, measurement of quality, reimbursement, and other areas. The volume also discusses work-related injuries, violence toward and abuse of nursing staffs, and stress among nursing personnel--and examines whether these problems are related to staffing levels. Included is a readable overview of the underlying trends in health care that have given rise to urgent questions about nurse staffing: population changes, budget pressures, and the introduction of new technologies. Nursing Staff in Hospitals and Nursing Homes provides a straightforward examination of complex and sensitive issues surround the role and value of nursing on our health care system.

Pulling Together to Make a Difference

Author: Venner M. Farley
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595005390
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Medical

A book of 14 essays on the ultimate changes which must be accepted by all nurses, and nurse leaders especially, in order to create the modern nursing profession. Service, cost and quality are hallmarks of success today in health care delivery. These 3 hallmarks have always been the centerpiece of nursing's practice. When we pull together, every nurse makes a difference every day. Chapter Titles • Manage Things, Lead People • The "Etched In Stone" Syndrome • Curing Phychosclerosis • Leadership Mandates Now • Nursing is on the Brink of Great Reform • Transitions and Transformations • Planning for Strategic Development • The BMW Club • Transformational Leadership • Leading the New Age of Nursing • Business Intuition Pt. I & II • Working the Shared Governance System • Conflict is Inevitable . . . but Manageable Well-known nursing leader speaks of the current issues in nursing today: Change, new opportunities, empowerment, conflict resolution, and presents a refreshing, optimistic, inspirational view of nursing in the future. Each chapter is loaded with practical insights and advice that will make you a better nurse, leader, employee and person.

Getting Fit Your Way

Author:
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788100629
Release Date: 1993-12-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

Helps you to build an exercise routine that you can do to help you look and feel your best. Divided into 4 stages: 2 weeks for making a winning game plan, 3 weeks for getting a good start, 9 weeks for building an exercise habit, and a lifetime of exercise. Also, how to quit smoking, how to lose weight, how to develop strength, and much more. Drawings.

The International Who s Who 2004

Author: Europa Publications
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1857432177
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This book and online combination offers the quality of content of the print edition with all the advantages of searchability and accessibility of an online database. Free access to The International Who's Who online with a purchase of the print edition; Includes around 19,000 biographies of some of the most influential men and women world-wide. Entries are included on merit, achievement and for their continuing interest and importance. 19,000 biographies; Each biography includes details of: nationality, date and place of birth, education, marital and family details, past career and current position, honours, awards and publications, leisure interests, current address and telephone number, e-mail and internet address, where available; A section on reigning royal families; An obituary list of entries who have died since the publication of the last edition; The online edition is fully searchable and regularly updated

Handbook of Health Behavior Research IV

Author: David S. Gochman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781489904843
Release Date: 2013-06-29
Genre: Psychology

Volume 4 considers the importance of health behavior research in practical settings. Particularly notable are treatments of the "narrative approach", the taxonomy of health behavior, and the organization of health behavior knowledge. Each volume features extensive supplementary and integrative material prepared by the editor, the detailed index to the entire four-volume set, and a glossary of health behavior terminology.

Clinical Care Classification CCC System Manual

Author: Virginia Saba, EdD, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826103545
Release Date: 2006-10-09
Genre: Medical

Designated a Doody's Core Title! The Preeminent Nursing Terminology Classification System "The Clinical Care Classification (CCC) System described in this manual is the only standard coded nursing terminology that is based on sound research using the nursing process model framework and that meets the Patient Medical Record Information (PMRI) comparability requirement. The CCC System allows patient care data generated by nurses to be incorporated into the PMRI database, and enables nurses' contributions to patient outcomes to be studied and acknowledged." -- From the Foreword by Sheryl L. Taylor, BSN, RN, Senior Consultant, Farrell Associates TESTIMONIES: "ABC Coding Solutions-Alternative Link developed ABC codes for nursing in collaboration with Dr. Virginia Saba, developer of the CCC system. Approximately two hundred ABC codes were developed from the CCC System of Nursing Interventions to accurately document nursing and integrative health care processes, classify and track clinical care, and develop evidence-based practice models, thus filling significant gaps in older medical code sets." --Connie Koshewa, Practitioner Relations Director, ABC Coding Solutions-Alternative Link "The International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNPÆ) is a program of the International Council of Nurses (ICN). One of the first steps in the development of the ICNPÆ was to collect and compare all the nursing concepts in existing nursing terminologies, including the CCC. To facilitate the goal of ICNPÆ as a unified nursing language system, a project is under way to map the CCC to the ICNPÆ Version 1.0. This work will facilitate evaluation and ongoing development of both terminologies and allow ICN to compare data using CCC codes with data from other standard nursing terminologies." --Amy Coenen, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director, ICNPÆ Program, International Council of Nurses

Assisted Living

Author: Sheryl Zimmerman
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801877216
Release Date: 2003-06-10
Genre: Medical

With the number of elderly persons needing long-term care expected to double to 14 million over the next two decades, assisted living has become the popular choice for housing or care. Assisted living represents a promising model of long-term care that blurs the sharp distinction between nursing homes and community-based care and reduces the gap between receiving long-term care in one's own home and in an "institution." Assisted Living: Needs, Practices, and Policies in Residential Care for the Elderly examines the evolving field of residential care and focuses on national issues of regulation, reimbursement, and staffing. The book is based on a four-state study of assisted living facilities and describes the facilities, the persons residing in them and their needs, and how the services vary by facility. Because one-third to two-thirds of residents in assisted living facilities have cognitive impairment, special attention is devoted to dementia care. The book also focuses on how today's long-term health care environment evolved, and it examines the future direction and implications of assisted living. Assisted Living: Needs, Practices, and Policies in Residential Care for the Elderly brings together a group of nationally recognized experts to help define the types of residential care that should be encouraged and sets guidelines for selecting an appropriate type of facility. -- Susan Daggett