Advanced Practice Nursing E Book

Author: Ann B. Hamric
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781437720082
Release Date: 2008-07-02
Genre: Medical

Covering all advanced practice competencies and roles, this book offers strategies for enhancing patient care and legitimizing your role within today’s health care system. It covers the history of advanced practice nursing, the theory behind the practice, and emerging issues. Offering a comprehensive exploration of advanced practice nursing, this edition also adds a focus on topics including the APN scope of practice, certification, and the ethical and legal issues that occur in clinical practice. The development of all major competencies of advanced practice nursing is discussed: direct clinical practice, consultation, coaching/guidance, research, leadership, collaboration, and ethical decision-making. Advanced practice competencies are discussed in relation to all advanced practice nursing and blended CNS-NP roles (case manager, acute care nurse practitioner), highlighting the shared aims and distinctions of each role. In-depth discussions on educational strategies explain how competencies develop as the nurses’ practice progresses. A chapter on research competencies demonstrates how to use evidence-based research in practice, and how to promote these research competencies to other APNs. A conceptual framework shows the clear relationship between the competencies, roles, and challenges in today’s health care environment. Practical strategies are provided for business management, contracting, and marketing. Comprehensive information covers the essential competencies of the new Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. More exemplars (case studies) provide real-life scenarios showing APN competencies in action. A new chapter shows how to provide reliable and valid data to substantiate your impact and justify equitable reimbursement for APN services, also enhancing your skills in quality improvement strategies, informatics, and systems thinking. Information on telehealth considerations covers the new sources of electronic healthcare information available to patients and describes how to counsel them on using reliable resources.

Introduction to Maternity Pediatric Nursing E Book

Author: Gloria Leifer
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323293570
Release Date: 2013-11-28
Genre: Medical

Part of the popular LPN Threads series, Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing provides a solid foundation in obstetrics and pediatric nursing. An easy-to-follow organization by developmental stages, discussion of disorders by body system from simple-to-complex and health-to-illness, and a focus on family health make it a complete guide to caring for maternity and pediatric patients. Written in a clear, concise style by Gloria Leifer, MA, RN, this edition reflects the current NCLEX® test plan with additional material on safety, health promotion, nutrition, and related psychosocial care. Cultural Considerations boxes and a Cultural Assessment Data Collection Tool help in developing individualized plans of care. Updated health promotion content includes Health Promotion boxes focusing on preventive strategies for achieving prenatal wellness, health during pregnancy, postnatal health, and pediatric illness prevention and wellness -- including the complete immunization schedules for all ages. Nursing Tips provide information applying to the clinical setting. Objectives are listed in each chapter opener. Key terms include phonetic pronunciations and text page references at the beginning of each chapter. Nursing Care Plans with critical thinking questions help you understand how a care plan is developed, how to evaluate care of a patient, and how to apply critical thinking skills. A companion Evolve website includes animations, videos, answers to review questions and answer guidelines for critical thinking questions, an English/Spanish audio glossary, critical thinking case studies, and additional review questions for the NCLEX examination.

Advanced Nursing Practice

Author: Ann B. Hamric
Publisher: Saunders
ISBN: 072168632X
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Medical

ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE presents a comprehensive and scholarly presentation of the roles and issues related to advanced practice nursing. This unique text synthesizes concepts, practical strategies, and knowledge of current environmental forces with the goal of helping advanced practice nurses improve patient care and legitimize their roles in a changing health care system. The authors both define and describe all the competencies that make up advanced nursing practice including direct clinical practice, consultation, coaching, guidance, research, leadership, collaboration, and ethical decision-making.

Introduction to Maternity Pediatric Nursing

Author: Gloria Leifer
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
ISBN: 0721693342
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Medical

Part of the popular LPN Threads series, this market-leading text provides coverage of basic maternity and pediatric nursing in one convenient text. Material is presented with a logical and effective simple-to-complex and health-to-illness organization. With an emphasis on prevention, early recognition, and the family, this edition also includes enhanced coverage of antepartum care and a new full-color design. Comprehensive discussions are provided on family centered care, health promotion and illness prevention, women's health issues, and growth and development of the child and parent. Material is presented with a logical and effective simple-to-complex and health-to-illness organization. Key terms, objectives, tables, figures, and key points in every chapter make reading easier. Cultural considerations are integrated and discussed in all aspects of maternal-child care. Content on grief and loss is integrated throughout as applicable, illustrating the differences in understanding death at various ages and suggesting appropriate responses by the nurse. Multiple-choice review questions are included at the end of each chapter for immediate reinforcement of the chapter content, and to help students prepare for the NCLEX-PN. Nursing Tips throughout each chapter enhance retention by emphasizing important concepts. Maternity and pediatric specific skills and techniques are detailed throughout the text. A complete list of these skills has been added to the last page of the book for easy reference. An updated bibliography and reader reference list validate content and refer the reader to sources for more in-depth study. The most up-to-date information is featured - including the newest NANDA nursing diagnoses, standard precautions for immunization, and storage and use of products. The newest techniques and technology are presented - including the medibottle and phototherapy blanket. Health care reform trends such as Healthy People 2010 are considered. Content on antepartum care has been enhanced along with expanded women's health content. An easy-to-read style and full color design with new illustrations and photographs clarify key concepts and make the text more student-friendly. A new chapter on complementary and alternative therapies has been added. New charts in the antepartum and intrapartum chapters summarize the physiological and psychological changes experienced by the patient, and explain the necessary nursing interventions. Updated and clarified content on the growth and development of the child and the parent helps the reader provide guidance to the parent on how to help the child achieve Erikson's stages of child development. NIC and NOC with NANDA diagnoses are introduced. A list of online resources appears at the end of each chapter. Critical thinking exercises appear in each chapter with discussion points included in the Instructor's Manual. Tear-out patient teaching cards present maternity and pediatric teaching plans in both English and Spanish for use in clinical settings.

Leddy Pepper s Conceptual Bases of Professional Nursing

Author: Lucy J. Hood
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: PSU:000067075430
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Medical

Now in its seventh edition, this text provides nurses with a comprehensive overview of the evolving marketplace, emphasising the need to develop and maintain sound professionalism.

Research Strategies for Advanced Practice Nurses

Author: Susan Leslie Norwood
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: UOM:39015048957479
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Medical

This guide offers presentation and utilization strategies that help make the nursing research process more "do-able" and exciting. More emphasis is placed on implementing research in a variety of settings than on undertaking original research. Incorporates current research and guidelines for writing and conveying research results throughout. Devotes each chapter to subsequent phases in the research process. Provides a succinct overview of material in each chapter. Provides a wealth of clinically based examples to illustrate content. Offers excerpts from actual studies by APNs. Alerts APN researchers to challenges in clerical research and how to overcome them. Features a guide to Internet resources in the Appendix. Ideal for nurse practitioners preparing to function in advanced practice roles.

Core Concepts in Advanced Practice Nursing

Author: Denise L. Robinson
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN: 0323008976
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Medical

Addressing the core topics of the AACN's Essentials for Masters Education in Nursing, each chapter of this text includes an overview of the topic, review of the literature, future directions, implications for nursing, and critical issues.

Matteson McConnell s Gerontological Nursing

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Publisher: Saunders
ISBN: UOM:39015064124335
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Medical

Matteson & McConnell's Gerontological Nursing, 3rd Edition provides comprehensive, research-based information on nursing care of older adults. Beginning with the basics, the text uses a systems approach to describe the aging process from wellness to illness. It also describes physiological and psychological aspects of aging in detail, as well as assessment and practice in all settings using the nursing process. Each chapter incorporates a research and theory-based approach to the aging process. Content is comprehensive and focuses on caring for the older adult. The text examines the differences between normal aging conditions and clinical problems/conditions. Competencies and Roles in Gerontological Nursing section focuses on the process that nurses, especially clinical nurse specialists, use to impact gerontological nursing care. Nursing care plans provide the practitioner with nursing care scenarios applied to clinical practice. Expanded content on functional assessment, including addressing communication issues, both verbal and non-verbal, alerts the reader to vital issues that may affect the patient's plan of care. Color insert visually complements material on the integumentary section as it illustrates some of the major integumentary conditions affecting the gerontologic population. Reflections boxes written by experts across different nursing fields share personal experiences related to the chapters' content. Toward Better Health boxes provide key considerations for promoting healthy lifestyles. Assessment boxes emphasize specific physical tests and observations to make when assessing a patient. Age-Related Changes boxes detail the ways in which particular body systems are affected by the aging process. New chapters on End of Life Care, Evidence-Based Practice, and Assisted Living Care give the reader a more comprehensive look at gerontological nursing care.

Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care

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Publisher: W B Saunders Company
ISBN: UOM:39015055570173
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Medical

The new edition of this respected resource enables readers to analyze policy issues, enhance their political knowledge and skills, and prepare for leadership roles in policy-making and public health. Over 100 well-known nurses explore policy and politics, strategies for policy development and political action, and the application of these strategies in the four spheres of workplace, government, organizations and community.

Nursing in Contemporary Society

Author: Linda Carol Haynes
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: UOM:39015059987951
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Medical

This book takes a comprehensive and critical look at current issues and trends in nursing, and examines future health care and market place consumer demands—as they relate to success in professional practice. It discusses the ever-accelerating pace of change occurring in the field, and features a broad spectrum of topics that highlight the importance of accountability, responsibility, and critical decision making for nurses of the 21st century. KEY TOPICS Chapter topics present an overview of the evolution of the image, education, knowledge, and professional organization of nurses; discuss professional values and core competencies, the search for employment, nursing issue management and leadership, future challenges, and much more. For new graduates and experienced nurses seeking information about the most contemporary concerns of their field.

Oncology

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Publisher:
ISBN: UCLA:L0078434636
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Oncology


Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing

Author: Ann Wolbert Burgess
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0838501818
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Medical

In this era of managed care, this text helps health professionals properly assess, manage, and monitor the overall care of persons who have emotional and psychiatric problems. This new text includes practical clinical skills, numerous case studies, and references and suggested readings at the end of each chapter. In addition, this books thoroughly explains effective collaboration with other health disciplines, including when to seek referral and consultation. Nurses, nurse practitioners.

Neuroscience

Author: Anne W. Alexandrov
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
ISBN: 1437712053
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Medical

This Neuroscience nursing issue, Guest Edited by Anne W. Alexandrov, focuses on: use of acute care Nurse Practitioners in neuroscience critical care; Post-graduate advances practice neurovascular fellowship education and training; NET SMART; management of Traumatic Brain Injury; management of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage; management of Hyperacute Ischemic Stroke; Telestroke Systems; Antiplatelet Therapy' Migraine and Intracardiac Right to Left Shunt; Weight agreement in Ischemic Stroke Treatment; Inflammatory biomarkers for Ischemic Stroke; and glycemic control in neurovascular disease.

Current Issues in Nursing

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Publisher: Mosby
ISBN: 032303652X
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Medical

Current Issues in Nursing provides a forum for knowledgeable debate on the important issues that nurses face today. Through the past six editions it has provided information and viewpoints of developments that continue to impact the delivery of health care and the nursing profession. This book provides the opportunity to analyze conflicting viewpoints and to synthesize one's own thoughts on the demands being made on the nursing profession and the difficult issues affecting today's health care delivery. Comments from users and reviewers have continued to praise the book for its in-depth discussion of critical issues, solid organization of material, and encouragement of independent thinking. Offers comprehensive and timely coverage of the issues affecting nursing education and practice. Provides insights and analyses of over 100 well-known and respected nursing leaders. Each section is presented in a consistent format beginning with an overview chapter, followed by a debate chapter, and concluding with several viewpoint chapters to present varying views of the topics. Presents provocative and often controversial discussions in the viewpoint chapters to encourage the reader to think critically about the issues. Updated table of contents improves the flow of material. A new section on violence prevention and care includes nine new chapters on cutting-edge topics such as terrorist events, homeland security, nursing in wars, bioterrorism, and much more. Six new chapters focus on the overall quality improvement of nursing practice. Three new chapters examine the evolution and expansion of the nursing profession. Two new chapters address the definition and role of nursing in the current health care setting. Two new chapters take a contemporary look at HIPPAA and the current health care cost trends. Two new chapters explore educational trends developing in the nursing world. A new chapters on employment and management issues including dealing with unions, health care systems, and patient to staff ratios