Author: Susan Parnell Scholtz, PhD, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2014-08-13
This novel resource for course content review of pediatric nursing and NCLEX-RN preparation features a potent learning technique, the use of unfolding case studies to enhance critical thinking skills and enable students to think like a practicing nurse. Covering both basic and advanced nursing concepts of caring for children and families, this format embeds required content into compelling, real-life scenarios that evolve over time. These unfolding case studies are of particular value because they closely mimic real-life situations in nursing and provide situational mental models that assist students with problem-solving and critical thinking techniques. All content areas required for NCLEX-RN success are interwoven in an enjoyable format that dispels the drudgery of straightforward memorization. A variety of NCLEX-style questions are used throughout the book to familiarize students with the exam format and to help them assess their own learning. The book includes engaging eResources for enriched learning experiences. It will also be of value to faculty as a make-up guide for students who miss clinical hours, and as a reference for scenarios with standardized patients or role-play situations. Key Features: Uses unique unfolding case study method that embeds basic and advanced pediatric nursing care concepts Promotes active learning and knowledge retention Helps to foster problem-solving and critical thinking techniques Provides all types of NCLEX-style questions for exam preparation Includes eResources throughout for enhanced learning opportunities
Author: Diane M. Billings
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2008-11-01
Lippincott's Content Review for NCLEX-RN® provides comprehensive content and Q&A review for effective, efficient NCLEX-RN preparation. Written by Diane Billings, Ed.D, RN, FAAN, a nationally recognized test-item writer whose NCLEX preparation books have helped thousands of students pass the exam, it is a perfect companion to the best-selling Lippincott's Q&A Review for NCLEX-RN®, 10th edition and the new Lippincott’s NCLEX-RN 10,000 - Powered by PrepU online adaptive quizzing resource for a complete approach to NCLEX study. Organized both by Nursing Topic and Client Needs categories and offering in-depth coverage of nursing topics often tested on the exam, this comprehensive resource offers: · An NCLEX overview plus thorough content review in outline format · Test-taking strategies to help you better prepare for the exam · Three 100-question post-tests to help you gauge your understanding of important nursing topics · More than 3,000 high-level practice questions, including alternate-format questions, with a detailed rationale for all correct and incorrect responses. · A free back-of-book CD-ROM contains additional review questions to complement the text questions · Student resources - study tips, an NCLEX tutorial and much more are available on thePoint.com
Succeed with topical reviews, practice exams, and preparation tools “The book offers a quick ‘cram’ approach to the NCLEX that is user friendly and not time intensive. The overall approach is learner-centered and the content is well paced.” —Catherine Dearman, RN, PhD Covers exactly what you need to know to score higher on your NCLEX-PN® exam. Includes 400 sample test questions to help you determine whether you’re ready to take the actual exam. Our popular Cram Sheet tearcard helps you remember key concepts. Exam Alerts provide important information found on the exam. Simplifies pharmacology for easy learning. Written by Leading Nursing Experts! Wilda Rinehart has R.N., B.S.N., M.S.N., F.N.C., and F.P.N.P. degrees. Her experience includes staff nurse in surgery, labor and delivery; public-health nurse; and family-planning nurse practitioner. She also was an instructor of surgical and obstetrical nursing. Diann Sloan has R.N., B.S.N., M.S.N., F.N.C., as well as MS. Ed. and Ph.D. in Education degrees. She has worked as a staff nurse in surgical nursing, pediatrics, and neonatal intensive care and as a pediatric nurse clinician. She has also been an instructor of pediatric and psychiatric nursing. Clara Hurd has M.S.N., R.N., and C.N.E. degrees. She has worked with Pearson as a consultant on item writing. She has 31 years of experience and has worked as a staff nurse in medical-surgical nursing and the surgical intensive care unit. Ms. Hurd has taught in associate and baccalaureate nursing programs. Category: Test Preparation and Review Covers: Nursing NCLEX-PN® is a registered trademark of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN), which does not sponsor or endorse this product.
Author: Ruth Wittman-Price
Publisher: F.A. Davis
Release Date: 2012-10-11
Nursing Concept Care Maps for Providing Safe Patient Care presents 200 sample care maps covering the diseases and disorders you’ll encounter most often in clinical practice. They'll also help you develop the critical-thinking skills you need to plan safe and effective nursing care.
The goal ofPediatric Care Plansis to assist practicing nurses, nurse educators, and students in implementing the nursing process for pediatric patients. This book provides a quick reference for correlating frequently encountered pediatric medical diagnoses with nursing diagnoses. Most of the nursing diagnoses are those accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA). On a few occasions, it was necessary to use nursing diagnoses that are not on the NANDA list. These are identified by asterisks. A special feature of this book is the discharge planning incorporated into each care plan, identified by the house logo. Each diagnostic entry has a standard set of components: MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS. PATHOPHYSIOLOGY.This is a basic and brief overview of the pathophysiology of the medical diagnosis. PRIMARY NURSING DIAGNOSIS.This can be stated as either actual or at risk for occurring. The nurse writing the care plan makes the determination. DEFINITION.This refers only to the nursing diagnosis and not to the medical diagnosis. POSSIBLY RELATED TO.The rationale for the selection of each nursing diagnosis is inherent in this statement. CHARACTERISTICS.These are of the selected nursing diagnosis and of the identified medical diagnosis. The list presents possible signs and symptoms specific to the identified nursing and medical diagnoses. EXPECTED OUTCOMES.Listing expected outcomes is the next step in the nursing process after identification of the nursing diagnosis. Expected outcomes may be listed on a nursing care plan as patient goals or objectives. Outcomes are written as specifically as possible so that they can be measured and easily evaluated. Directions are sometimes included to help individualize the expected outcomes for each infant/child. For example, Expected Outcomes might read as follows: Child will have adequate cardiac output as evidenced by heart rate within acceptable range (state specific highest and lowest rates for each child). To individualize this statement, the nurse needs to include the highest and lowest acceptable heart rates for each child. The range will vary depending upon the child's age and disease state. The expected outcome for a 1-month-old infant with normal cardiac function would read: Infant will have adequate cardiac output as evidenced by heart rate of 100 to 160 beats/minute. POSSIBLE NURSING INTERVENTIONS.These are ways in which the nurse can assist the infant/child and/or family to achieve the expected outcomes. Some of these interventions areindependentnursing actions, whereas others arecollaborative(the nurse implements the physician's orders). For example, a nursing intervention to "elevate head of bed at 30° angle" could be instituted for an infant or child with increased intracranial pressure without a specific order from the physician. This would be an independent nursing intervention. A nursing intervention to "administer antibiotic on schedule" depends upon the physician's order. EVALUATION FOR CHARTING.This section, which deals with the final step in the nursing process, evaluates the expected outcomes and, to some extent, the identified nursing interventions. Statements made here direct the reader to describe or state results. For example, the reader may be directed to "describe breath sounds." This would be correlated with the expected outcome "infant/child will have clear and equal breath sounds" and with a nursing intervention such as "assess and record breath sounds every 4 hours and PM." Evaluation is an ongoing process; the evaluation statement may need to be changed frequently. For this reason, the nurse may wish to include this part of the nursing process in the daily charting, noting on the nursing care plan under the evaluation column "see nurses' notes," stating the date and time, and initialing the note. This section includes documentation for all appropriate forms, such as flowsheets, graphic sheets, or nurses' notes. NURSING DIAGNOSES.Following the primary nursing diagnosis are one to two associated nursing diagnoses that are prioritized and carried through the nursing process. The nurse writing the care plan decides if these are actual nursing diagnoses or if the patient is at risk for the selected nursing diagnoses. RELATED NURSING DIAGNOSES.These are nursing diagnoses that are most likely to be included in a nursing care plan for an infant or child with the stated medical diagnosis. Many of these nursing diagnoses are actual; the patient is at risk for others. The nurse determines which. The related nursing diagnoses are in priority order for an infant/child with the stated medical diagnosis. However, the needs and condition of the infant or child will determine whether the nurse must reorder the priorities. All related nursing diagnoses are completely developed through the nursing process and can be found in the text; refer to the index for location. To use this book most efficiently, scan the Table of Contents for the applicable medical diagnosis. After finding it in the text, review the accompanying nursing care plan and related nursing diagnoses and select the appropriate expected outcomes and nursing interventions. Write those on the nursing care plan and then implement them. Later, at intervals that you designate when writing the care plan, evaluate the infant's or child's response to your nursing interventions and record your findings.
Author: Mary Ann Hogan (MSN.)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2008
From the author of Prentice Hall's Nursing Reviews and Rationales Series comes a comprehensive review for the NCLEX-PN(R).Completely current reflecting the April 2007 NCLEX-PN(R) test plan, this review book features a comprehensive outline review, 1570 questions and a 265-question practice test. A FREE CD-ROM provides an additional 3880 questions for review. Throughout answers are complete with rationales and testing strategies to help students determine how to answer questions, even if they aren't sure of the correct answer. In this competitive market, this new NCLEX-PN(R) review book will stand out because of these features: -The quantity and quality of our review questions, over 5450 total -Organization according to the April 2007 NCLEX-PN(R) Test Plan -The multi-media support that accompanies this review book. -Inclusion of alternate test items such as prioritization, dosage calcualation, enhanced image questions and more in the book and on the CD-ROM -FREE Prentice Hall NursingNotes Cards Additional features include: -Over 1540 NCLEX-PN(R)-style questions in the book -Rationales and testing strategies for all answers -Nearly all questions are a high level of difficulty, i.e analysis and application -Free CD-ROM offering an additional 3880 practice questions -Memory Test Aid boxes -Test Your NCLEX(R) I.Q. assessment boxes -Review tips for ESL students -Section for foreign nurses to help prepare them for the NCLEX-PN(R)
Author: Jane Ball
Release Date: 2003
Pediatric nursing, like all of health care, is changing rapidly. Student nurses must learn what helps them to provide safe and effective care today while integrating new knowledge and skills needed for nursing practice in the future. Faculty have the responsibility of teaching students to provide pediatric nursing care today, while equipping them to meet tomorrow's unknown health care challenges. The goal of the third edition of this textbook is to provide core pediatric nursing knowledge that prepares students for practice, and to offer the tools of critical thinking needed to apply this learning to future challenges. Students must learn to question, to evaluate the research and experiences of others, to apply information in many settings, and to constantly adapt while providing high-quality nursing care. This textbook reflects a multitude of approaches to learning that can be helpful to all students. We acknowledge that many students learn pediatric nursing in a very short time period. Therefore, the approaches in this textbook are designed to help all students assess the child's needs and to make decisions based on the standards of pediatric nursing practice. Realities of Pediatric Nursing The first edition of this textbook focused on the nursing care of children and their families in acute care environments. In the second edition, the focus was broadened to reflect the dramatic shift of pediatric health care out of the hospital and into ambulatory, home, and community settings. Many procedures are performed in short-stay units, and long-term care is often provided at home for children with complex health conditions. In the third edition, the trend for provision of care in a wide variety of settings is a continuing focus. Families are often the providers of care and case managers for children with complex health care challenges. Technological advances are resulting in earlier diagnoses and new therapies, and this content is integrated throughout the textbook. Pediatric-nursing care is provided within the context of a rapidly changing society. An examination of the major morbidities and mortalities of childhood guided the addition of new material and topics throughout the text. A new chapter on childhood nutrition addresses the influences of nutrition and associated conditions on long-term health of the individual. Another new chapter focuses on the common societal and environmental influences on health care that all nurses must understand when designing interventions to promote health. A continuing emphasis on the influence of injury is integrated throughout the book, with descriptions about the necessity of prevention and the impact of injury on mortality, hospitalization, disability, and health care needs. Many graduating nurses practice in acute care facilities, and this textbook continues to emphasize the information necessary to prepare students for working in those settings. In addition, the information provided in this textbook will enable graduates to assume positions in ambulatory care facilities, home health nursing, schools, and a variety of other settings. Effective communication methods, principles of working with families, and knowledge of pathophysiologic, psychologic, and environmental factors found in this book can all be applied to a wide variety of settings. Another major change in our society involves access to information and reliance on the Internet. In this edition, MediaLink icons send the student online to obtain the very latest information available on many topics. Nurses must learn to obtain information and then to analyze and judge the quality of information they find. Nurses must also assist children and family members to use the Internet wisely to help them in making health care decision Integration of websites throughout the book and exercises to examine and evaluate various sites assist the students applying this technology. Organization and Integrated Themes This book is organized by body system, as it is an easy approach for students to use when peeking information, studying, and preparing to care for children and families. This organizational framework also eliminates redundancy, which occurs when a developmental approach is used, thereby contributing to the concise approach in this textbook. Several topics essential to comprehensive nursing care of children do not directly relate to body systems. Separate chapters with these important concepts provide foundational information for nursing care. These include growth and development, physical assessment, nutrition, societal and environmental influences on health, and mental health. Other chapters address care of the child in the hospital and in community settings, pain management, and needs of child and family during life-threatening conditions. Throughout the textbook, we integrate information that is pertinent to care for children related to age, culture, and family. The nursing process is used as the framework for nursing care.Nursing Managementis the major heading, with subheadings ofNursing Assessment and Diagnosis, Planning and Implementation,andEvaluation.When it is appropriate to focus on care in a specific setting, Care in the Community, Hospital-based Care, and Discharge Planning and Home Care Teaching are separated into sections. We feature nursing care plans throughout the text to help students approach care from the nursing process perspective. These nursing care plans include Nursing Intervention Classifications (NIC) and Nursing Outcome Classifications (NOC). Several major concepts are integrated throughout the textbook to encourage the student to think creatively and critically about nursing care. These major themes are interwoven through narrative, margin boxes, art figures and captions, CD-ROM offerings, and Companion Website activities. This layout results in a comprehensive and unique presentation that engages students and makes them active participants in the learning process. The major concepts integrated throughout the learning materials are as follows: Nursing careis the critical and central core of this textbook. Nursing assessment and management are emphasized in all sections of the book, with nurses shown providing care in a variety of settings. Critical thinking and problem-solving principlesare integrated in the organization, pedagogy, writing style, CD exercises, and art captions. Students practice critical thinking in their everyday lives, but need help to apply these concepts to the practice of nursing. This book and the accompanying learning materials help students understand how their normal curiosity and problem-solving ability can be applied to pediatric nursing. Students learn what questions to ask, how to ask them, where to find answers, and how to provide information to others. Communicationis one of the most important skills that students need to learn. Effective communication with children is challenging because they communicate differently according to their developmental levels. Family members have communication needs in addition to those of their children. This book integrates communication skills by applied examples that help the student to communicate effectively with children and their families. Teachingabout health care is an integral part of the pediatric nurse's responsibilities. Since hospitalizations are short and families increasingly care for children at home, information about health care needs and procedures have become even more important. Developing cultural competenceis critical for all nurses in the increasingly diverse community of today's world. Students have all met people from different ethnic and cultural groups but they need help to understand, respect, and integrate differing beliefs, practices, and health care needs when providing care. Growth-and development considerations and physical assessmentare central to the effective practice of pediatric nursing. A separate chapter is devoted to each area, Chapters 2 and 4 respectively. In addition, both topics are integrated where appropriate in narrative, figures, captions, and on the CD. Legal and ethical considerationsare provided throughout the text to sensitize students to thinking about the implications of nursing care. They are encouraged to learn the legal ramifications of actions, the ethical decision-making process in difficult situations, and their own personal and professional responsibilities. Home care considerations and community rare considerationsare an increasing part of nursing responsibilities. To assist students in transferring knowledge to caring for children in community settings, both narrative and boxes address this information in nursing management sections of chapters. In addition, an entire chapter is devoted to nursing care in the community and directly addressing the nurse's roles in these settings. Features Each chapter has undergone significant revision to update clinical information and resources. Content has been shifted and added to reflect current pediatric issues and care. New chapters include nutrition, and environmental and societal influences on health. There is an increased emphasis on home and community care, and families are integrated when possible. Each chapter begins with achapter opening scenarioand photo illustrating a child with specific nursing care needs. This is accompanied by a list ofkey terms.A new feature,MediaLink,identifies specific content, animations, activities, and resources available to students on the accompanying student CD-ROM and Companion Website. Each chapter ends with a chapter review that consists of a summary ofchapter highlights,a list ofreferences,and a new section entitledExplore MediaLink.This last section encourages students to use the additional chapter-specific NCLEX review, exercises, and resources available on the accompanying free student CD-ROM and the Companion Website atwww.prenhall.com/ball. We have integrated features into the body systems chapters to enhance student learning. Based on feedback from prior users of the textbook, newPathophysiology Illustratedboxes visually explain the pathophysiology of certain conditions in a format that the student can understand and apply.As They Growboxes illustrate the anatomic and physiologic differences between children and adults. This enhances students' knowledge in association with a specific topic and helps them to apply theoretical information in practical situations. TheClinical Manifestationfeature presents the etiology, clinical presentation, and clinical therapy for selected conditions.Medications Used to Treatboxes feature drug information for specific conditions when appropriate. Numerous margin boxes relate directly to nursing care. These includeClinical Tips, Safety Precautions,andNursing Alerts.To reflect the growing cultural diversity of the United States and Canada,Cultureboxes are also integrated throughout the narrative, offering diverse perspectives and highlighting cultural variations in health care when appropriate. An added feature in this edition is the inclusion of boxes oncomplementary and alternative practices,which may be connected with cultural groups or other belief and practices, thus influencing health care practices.Law and Ethics, Community Care, Research,andHome Careboxes highlight the issues challenging nurses today, whileGrowth and Developmentboxes help to highlight nursing care at various stages of development. Since nurses are frequent teachers of children and families, we are introducing theFamilies Want to Knowfeature, which offers information about the specific teaching that nurses will need to provide. This feature provides teaching that can benefit families as they care for children.
Author: Linda Berner Howry
Release Date: 2005
This easy-to-use reference focuses exclusively on pediatric medications and offers a complete discussion of physiological and developmental considerations and techniques of administration. A portable guide to safe and effective drug administration for all who prescribe or use pediatric medications, it presents a full array of relevant information on each medication to ease discussions with patients and families.
Author: Marcia L. London
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2007
This colorful skills atlas servers as a portable, quick-reference to the step-by-step nursing procedures nurses need to know. The manual guides you through more than 85 skills using full-color photographs and rationales. It also includes chapters on physical assessment, special pain management techniques, cardiorespiratory care, administration of medications, including intravenous access, and other information useful to nurses in the clinical setting. Margin boxes and tables with important safety issues, growth and development considerations, teaching for families, and clinical tips are throughout. Appendices provide information on growth grids and calculation of body surface area for medication administration.
Author: Mary Ann Hogan
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2004
Essential for course review and NCLEX review, this resource is a complete, concentrated outline of medical-surgical nursing. Each chapter contains objectives, pre- and post-tests with rationales, vocabulary review, practice to pass exercises, critical thinking case studies, as well as NCLEX alerts. Unique to Prentice Hall's Nursing Reviews & Rationales Series, a comprehensive CD-ROM and Companion Website, available free of charge, provide additional review. Content includes all of the "need-to-know" information covering nursing care for respiratory, cardiac, neurological, renal, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, and other health problems, emergency and critical care, and much more.
Author: Michael Adams
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2005
When students are asked which subject in their nursing program is the most challenging, pharmacology always appears near the top of the list. Pharmacology cannot be made easy, but it can be made understandable, if the proper connections are made to the complex interrelationships between pharmacology and pathophysiology. Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach provides the student a clear picture of the importance of pharmacology to disease, and to nursing care. Book jacket.