Critical Thinking Skills for Healthcare

Author: Stephanie McKendry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317660331

Category: Medical

Page: 112

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Thinking critically is an essential skill, both for students and for the modern, evidence-based, healthcare practitioner. You need to be able to find, understand and evaluate the evidence that underpins your assignments, clinical decision making and practice. The good news is that you use all of these skills in everyday life. You don’t believe every advert you see or respond to every spam email. It’s just a question of taking these critical skills and having the confidence to apply them to your academic work. This book will help you do just that. It will enable you to: - recognise your existing ability to be a critical thinker - spot logical flaws and inconsistencies in arguments - consider health issues from multiple perspectives, weighing up the strengths and weaknesses of a case - build a convincing argument in assessments - develop a range of critical skills for successful study and healthcare practice. Critical Thinking Skills for Healthcare is an essential resource for all health professionals in training.
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Critical Thinking in the Obstetrics Unit

Skills to Assess, Analyze, and Act

Author: Shelley Cohen

Publisher: Opus Communications

ISBN: 9781578398744

Category: Education

Page: 164

View: 1025

Nurses must manage complex situations on a daily basis. the ability to think critically is crucial to patient care and to reducing medical errors. Applying the critical thinking process into their daily routines will allow nurses to make effective and safe clinical decisions. Critical Thinking in the Obstetrics Unit: Skills to Assess, Analyze, and Act is a new, easy-to-read resource that explains the principles behind critical thinking and how to encourage nurses to use critical thinking methods. This book provides strategies for managers and nurse educators to use in developing critical thin
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Critical Thinking and Writing for Nursing Students

Author: Bob Price,Anne Harrington

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473967562

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 6853

This book is a clear and practical guide to help students develop critical thinking, writing and reflection skills. It explains what critical thinking is and how students should use it throughout their nursing programme. This new edition also provides an innovative new framework that helps students appreciate different levels of critical thinking and reflection to help nursing students appreciate the requirements of degree level study. The book demonstrates the transferable nature of critical thinking and reflection from academic contexts to the real practice of nursing. Key features Clear and straightforward introduction to critical thinking directly written for nursing students, with chapters relating the subject to specific study and practice contexts Student examples and scenarios throughout, including running case studies from four nursing students and further annotated examples of student’s work on the website Each chapter is linked to the new NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters
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Critical Thinking TACTICS for Nurses

Author: M. Gaie Rubenfeld,Visiting Professor Visiting Professor at the University of Miami Miami Florida Tomas B Garcia,Professor the University of Southern Mississippi College of Nursing Hattiesburg Mississippi Janie B Butts,Barbara Scheffer,Karen L Rich,Professor Emerita School of Nursing Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti Michigan M Gaie Rubenfeld

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284041425

Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

Page: 350

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Critical Thinking TACTICS for Nurses: Achieving IOM Competencies, Third Edition is a user-friendly and practical manual focusing on the day-to-day realities of doing, learning, and evaluating critical thinking in nursing. With clear examples of both the parts and the whole of this complex process, each chapter includes action learning activities to promote critical thinking: Tracking, Assessing, and Cultivating Thinking to Improve Competency-based Strategies or TACTICS. Issues addressed include critical thinking language and awareness enhancement, the impact of critical thinking on quality care, mentoring the critical thinking of staff and students, and designing performance criteria for critical thinking. Based on the authors research in both defining and assessing critical thinking in nursing, this text also draws from their years of refining critical thinking teaching and learning methods."
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Critical Thinking TACTICS for Nurses

Achieving the IOM Competencies

Author: Gaie Rubenfeld,Barbara Scheffer

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763765848

Category: Education

Page: 326

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Critical Thinking TACTICS for Nurses: Achieving the IOM Competencies is a reader-friendly guide to performing, learning and evaluating critical thinking in all aspects of nursing care. Award winning authors M. Gaie Rubenfeld and Barbara K. Scheffer draw on their research and expertise in teaching and practice to blend critical thinking components with the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) five core competencies: patient-centered care, interdisciplinary team work, evidence-based practice, informatics, and quality improvement. Issues addressed include critical thinking language and awareness enhancement, the impact of critical thinking on quality care, mentoring the critical thinking of staff and students and designing performance criteria for critical thinking. New to this edition: Significant updates and additional current references to all 5 IOM chapters. New Chapter 10 - Assessing Critical Thinking. New Chapter 11 - Thinking Realities of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. New “stories” from practicing nurses and others.
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Job Readiness for Health Professionals - E-Book

Soft Skills Strategies for Success

Author: Elsevier

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323292240

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 7635

You might know how to properly bill patients, draw blood, or code in a professional work environment, but are you prepared to find and keep your next job? Using an easy-to-read, easy-to-follow format, Job Readiness for Health Professionals: Soft Skills Strategies for Success gives you an advantage in the job market by guiding you through what you need to know to master the essential soft skills — such as professional habits, attitudes, and personality traits — needed for every entry-level healthcare job. If you want long-term success as a working professional, then this book is for you! Critical thinking exercises woven throughout skills include multidisciplinary scenarios from the field. What If? boxes feature short scenarios for the you to think about how you would handle a situation in the workplace. Case studies use fictional vignettes to illustrate the issues involved with the specific skills. Down a Dark Road vignettes illustrate what can go terribly wrong when a skill is ignored or not mastered. Behavioral objectives provided for mastering each skill. Worktext format with journaling activities give you opportunities for self reflection on your skills progress. Experiential Exercises are actions or experiments that you can perform on your own to gain a deeper appreciation for the skill. Cross Currents with Other Skills cross references related skills, pointing out the synergies and connections between them.
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Critical Thinking and Clinical Judgment

A Practical Approach to Outcome-focused Thinking

Author: Rosalinda Alfaro-LeFevre

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: 9781416039488

Category: Medical

Page: 303

View: 7706

Develop the critical thinking skills you need for success in today's challenging healthcare setting with Critical Thinking and Clinical Judgment: A Practical Approach to Outcome-Focused Thinking, 4th Edition! This book's insightful and motivational style makes the concept of critical thinking come alive. Learning difficult concepts is easy with the book's "how-to" approach that provides supporting rationales to help you understand why and how to make decisions. User-friendly and motivational style with vivid examples, anecdotes, and real case scenarios brings content to life. Helps you work smarter - not harder - by providing workplace strategies for managing time, dealing with conflict, and giving bad news. Incorporates practical strategies to promote critical thinking with evidence showing why and how the strategies apply to real life. Emphasizes the importance of ethics- and standards-based professional practice in a world of increasing accountability to keep both you and your patients safe. Incorporates cultural, spiritual, and lifespan content throughout and addresses nurses' roles in hospitals, communities, and long-term care settings for a balanced, comprehensive look at critical thinking. Pre-Chapter Self-Tests help you focus on learning outcomes by identifying your learning needs. Independent learning is easy with user-friendly features such as Key Points, Critical Thinking Exercises, unique HMO ("Help Me Out") cartoons, and much more. New illustrations clarify key concepts and reflect the latest developments in critical thinking. UNIQUE! Applies brain-based learning principles through the use of strategies that challenge the mind to help you gain a better understanding of the content. A wealth of new content, including problem-focused versus outcome-focused thinking, prioritization, novice and expert thinking, evidence-based practice, and more, provides you with the latest information in the field. UNIQUE! Other Perspectives and Critical Moments vignettes with giraffe and elephant icons make learning this important information fun and engaging. Covers the Institute of Medicine's competencies and delegation strategies based on the ANA's Principles for Delegation. NCLEX® examination-style review section includes multiple-choice questions to helps you prepare for board exams.
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Review Manual for the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator Exam

Author: Ruth A. Wittmann-Price, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE, ANEF,Linda Wilson, PhD, RN, CPAN, CAPA, BC, CNE, CHSE, CHSE-A, ANEF, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826120121

Category: Medical

Page: 442

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The authors of this review manual have captured all of the elements of simulation from establishing the objectives of simulated learning experiences, to constructing scenarios, to debriefing students and the simulation team, to assessing and evaluating the learning that has accrued. They have also described the range of simulation options and the contexts for their most effective use. ;Gloria F. Donnelly, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCPP, Dean and Professor College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University Health professionals embarking on a career teaching simulation are embracing a world of innovation in which both teacher and student can develop their healthcare skills more rapidly and promote better patient outcomes. This is the first practice manual to assist healthcare simulation educators in the United States and internationally in preparing for certification in this rapidly emerging field. The authors, noted experts in simulation and education, have carefully analyzed the CHSE blueprint to ascertain what material is most likely to be covered. They present this information in a user-friendly, pithy outline format. This review manual provides numerous features that help students to critically analyze test content, including end-of-chapter review questions, test-taking strategies, and a comprehensive practice test with answers and rationales. It features current evidence-based teaching practices and incorporates case studies to connect simulation situations to simulation education with healthcare students and includes information about advanced certification and recertification. KEY FEATURES: Comprises the first review book for the CHSE exam Follows the CHSE test blueprint Fosters optimal learning and retention through use of a pithy outline format Provides Teaching Tips feature for best simulation practice Includes Evidence-Based Simulation Practice boxes that focus on current research Incorporates case studies, 230+ test questions, end-of-chapter practice questions, and test-taking strategies The Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator and CHSE marks are trademarks of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. This manual is an independent publication and is not endorsed, sponsored, or otherwise approved by the Society.
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Interactive Healthcare 97 Conference Presentation Summaries

Featuring Multimedia Applications for Healthcare

Author: Scott Alan Stewart

Publisher: Stewart Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 92

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Contains 33 presentations from the 1997 Interactive Healthcare Conference. Topics include an introduction to the Internet, design, development, and evaluation of multimedia programs, developing markets, funding sources, and real-world applications.
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Medical-Surgical Nursing

Critical Thinking in Client Care: First Australian Edition

Author: Priscilla LeMone,Karen M. Burke,Tracy Levett-Jones,Trudy Dwyer,Lorna Moxham,Kerry Reid-Searl,Kamaree Berry,Keryln Carville,Majella Hales,Nicole Knox,Yoni Luxford,Debra Raymond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781442534490

Category:

Page: N.A

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Critical Thinking in Long-term Care Nursing

Author: Shelley Cohen

Publisher: Hcpro, a Division of Blr

ISBN: 9781683085638

Category:

Page: 146

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Critical Thinking in Long-Term Care Nursing, Second Edition Shelley Cohen, RN, BS, CEN Resident outcomes have come under growing scrutiny, both through new quality measures and the overall star rating. Nurses are the frontline staff who engage with residents daily, and it's crucial for them to understand how to apply critical thinking. When caring for residents and creating documentation, critical thinking can improve facility and resident outcomes while reducing medical errors, which will ultimately lead to more accurate reimbursement. Raise the standard of professional nursing practice and teach clinical care providers how to function at a higher level by developing their critical thinking abilities.Critical Thinking in Long-Term Care Nursing, Second Edition, provides nurse managers and educators with accessible ways to teach these valuable skills to their staff. This easy-to-read resource explains the principles of critical thinking and how to encourage nurses to use critical thinking methods. Author Shelley Cohen, RN, BS, CEN, provides guidance on how to lead classroom sessions for new graduates and experienced nurses to develop critical thinking skills, including classroom processes and learning strategies. The book includes handouts to supplement classroom training. Who should read this book? Nursing home administrators MDS coordinators Directors of nursing Charge nurses Frontline staff involved in care planning Other clinical managers This book will help you: Identify key aspects of critical thinking Explain how nurses develop competency in critical thinking Determine classroom strategies to teach, promote, and support the development of critical thinking Determine ways to evaluate nurses' progress in critical thinking throughout orientation Develop strategies for the development of critical thinking skills during the orientation process Discuss the role played by managers and educators in promoting environments that support critical thinking Analyze the challenges that both new and experienced nurses face when incorporating critical thinking skills in the practice setting Explain interventions to help new and experienced nurses meet their managers' and preceptors' expectations for critical thinking Understand the new quality measures and how nurses' actions and documentation affect a facility's star ratings Educate staff by developing a culture of critical thinking Coach new nurse graduates through bad resident outcomes by setting expectations Encourage experienced staff to continually apply critical thinking Apply critical thinking to nursing and documentation to improve resident outcomes This book provides nurse managers and educators with easy ways to teach critical thinking to their staff, including customizable resources specific to long-term care, such as: Assessment tools Worksheets Sample questions Case studies What's New? Developing a culture of critical thinking in nursing is crucial in today's long-term care industry. Resident outcomes have come under growing scrutiny, both through surveys (new quality measures) and overall star ratings. Nurses are the frontline staff that engage with residents daily, and they need to understand how to apply critical thinking to nursing. Critical thinking during documentation can improve outcomes in their facility, which will ultimately lead to accurate reimbursement. This update will cover the new quality measures and discuss how nurses' actions and documentation affect the facility's star ratings.
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Critical Thinking in the Medical-surgical Unit

Skills to Assess, Analyze, and Act

Author: Shelley Cohen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781683081760

Category:

Page: 158

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Critical Thinking in the Medical-Surgical Unit: Skills to Assess, Analyze, and Act, Second Edition Shelley Cohen, RN, BSN, CEN Give your nurses the confidence and skills they need to think independently and display high levels of clinical judgment. Critical Thinking in the Medical-Surgical Unit is filled with resources and assessment tools, usable by both new and experienced nurses, to build a culture of critical thinking directed toward the best interests of the patient. This must-have book will help you: Explain the principles of critical thinking Provide strategies for coaching new graduates Discuss creating and teaching critical thinking classes, from orientation to ongoing nurse development Discuss the important role played by preceptors during orientation of new employees and give strategies for encouraging critical thinking skills Table of Contents: Chapter 1: Defining Critical Thinking Chapter 2: New Graduate Nurses and Critical Thinking Chapter 3: The Critical Thinking Classroom Chapter 4: Orientation: Bringing Critical Thinking to the Clinical Environment Chapter 5: Nursing Practice That Promotes and Motivates Critical Thinking Chapter 6: Novice to Expert: Setting Realistic Expectations for Critical Thinking Chapter 7: Applying Critical Thinking to Nursing Documentation Chapter 8: Relating Critical Thinking to Its Higher Purpose Appendix: Additional Tools Unfolding teaching scenarios for medical-surgical nurses Medical-surgical unit teachable moments Critical thinking skills and geriatric patients Sample agenda Instructor worksheet--connecting words to spark critical thinking Worksheet--relationship to critical thinking Worksheet--vital signs Worksheet--red flag alerts Worksheet--relating nursing care to critical thinking
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Critical Thinking in the Emergency Department

Skills to Assess, Analyze, and Act

Author: Shelley Cohen

Publisher: HC Pro, Inc.

ISBN: 1578398592

Category: Education

Page: 148

View: 7982

The ability to think critically is crucial to patient care, and reducing medical errors. and critical thinking skills are a hot-button issue right now. Managers and educators are looking for new ways to teach these valuable skills to their staff. Critical Thinking in the Emergency Department: Skills to Assess, Analyze, and Act is a resource that explains the principles behind critical thinking and how to encourage nurses to use critical thinking methods. This book provides strategies for managers and nurse educators to use in developing critical thinking skills, as well as tools and resourc
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Critical Thinking in Home Health

Skills to Assess, Analyze, and Act

Author: Alison Basmajian,Shelley Cohen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781683081432

Category:

Page: 130

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Critical Thinking in Home Health Nursing: Skills to Assess, Analyze and Act, is an easy-to-read resource that explains the principles of critical thinking and how to encourage nurses to use critical thinking methods.
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The Administrative Dental Assistant - E-Book

Author: Linda J Gaylor

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323291198

Category: Medical

Page: 344

View: 7994

Stay on top of the latest industry advancements, technology, and skill sets with The Administrative Dental Assistant, 3rd Edition. This comprehensive textbook delivers all the latest information and skill practice you need to succeed in the paperless era: technology, forms, and equipment in use today; up-to-date coding information; HIPAA and OSHA guidelines; functions of the dental business office; communication and critical thinking exercises; and in-depth instruction for completing common tasks such as scheduling, bookkeeping, electronic record regulations and insurance coding. A companion workbook and online tools offer interactive games, identification exercises, daily task simulations, and practice management software to supplement your text learning, polish your skills, and prime you for a successful career in the modern dental office.
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Communication Skills for the Healthcare Professional

Author: Laurie Kelly McCorry,Jeff Mason

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781582558141

Category: Medical

Page: 251

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Communication Skills for the Healthcare Professional is a comprehensive yet compact guide to learning essential communication skills that will prepare students for success as healthcare professionals. Intended to supplement the clinical coursework students complete in the first one to two years of all allied health programs, the book uses a broad range of examples, role plays, and scenarios from virtually every healthcare field, enabling both instructors and students to use it as an essential resource for mastering any area-specific communication skill. Each chapter provides students with objective and short-answer questions to test comprehension of the material, as well as more complex clinical applications that encourage students to develop the critical thinking skills they will need every day as professionals in the healthcare industry.
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Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics

Author: Kate Curtis,Clair Ramsden

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729579824

Category: Medical

Page: 1494

View: 8300

Emergency and Trauma Care is written for Australian emergency care providers including paramedics, emergency nurses, pre-hospital care providers, nurse practitioners, general practice nurses and allied health practitioners including occupational therapists and physiotherapists who are caring for trauma patients. This book follows the patient journey from pre-hospital to definitive care. Using a body systems approach, each chapter provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of adult and paediatric emergencies. Implications for clinical practice is supported by chapters of professional practice, clinical skills, research, evidence-based practice, and legal, ethical and cultural issues. Clinical assessment, physiology, management and rationale for intervention of common and not so common emergency presentations are provided, with each chapter providing clear and relevant examples for both Paramedics and Nurses. Emergency and Trauma Care brings together a team of highly respected clinical practitioners and academics to deliver the most up-to-date text dealing with the practical procedures and evidence experienced by emergency and trauma care providers every day. Chapter 2 Pre-hospital care overview in Australia and NZ Chapter 10 Scene assessment, management and rescue Chapter 11 Pre-Hospital Clinical Reasoning, Triage and Communication Pre-hospital and emergency nursing considerations included in all relevant chapters Chapter 5 Cultural Considerations in Emergency Care addresses cultural diversity, beliefs and values and focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and Maori health Chapter 19 Resuscitation includes advanced life support, airway management and incorporates the 2010 Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines Chapter 37 People with disabilities provides assessment, examination and communication strategies for working with clients with intellectual and physical disabilities Section 5 focuses on examination and communication strategies for working with unique population groups, including the elderly, disabled, obstetric and paediatric patients Section 6 details major trauma assessment and management, blast injury, and trauma to specific body regions Essentials outline the main points addressed in each chapter Practice tips assist with communication skills, procedures and assessment Case studies supported by questions throughout Summaries and Key points, review questions, web links and references provide for consolidation and further research. Evolve resources include Power point slides, 30 additional Case studies, image bank, web links Three paramedic specific chapters (including scene assessment and management)
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Prescriptive Communication for the Healthcare Provider

Author: Abné M. Eisenberg Ph.D.

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466909692

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 348

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Professor Eisenberg's primary objective is to help patients and their healthcare providers communicate with one another more effectively. When they fail to communicate, it often negates or compromises the benefit they seek to derive from their treatment. Aside from addressing the conventional issues that currently bog down healthcare communication, he exploits some less typical issues such as pseudoaffective communication, somatotyping, appellations, clinical musicology, genderlect, and territoriality. Healthcare providers reading this book should come away with an expanded and more inclusive perspective on how practitioners can enrich their interpersonal skills.
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Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing

Author: Susan C. DeWit

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: 9780721603117

Category: Medical

Page: 950

View: 6085

Now part of the popular LPN Threads series, the second edition of this market-leading text provides all the essential information that the LPN/LVN nurse needs to practice in an expanded number of care settings, including the traditional hospital setting, the clinic, physician's office, long-term care facility, and the home. Heavily illustrated, the text's primary themes addressed include health promotion, communication and patient teaching, critical thinking, and cultural sensitivity in providing nursing care. Over 465 full-color photographs and illustrations. More than 75 skills that follow the nursing process are clearly presented in an action/rationale format. Steps - a more concise versions of skills - are all in action/rationale format. Overview of Structure and Function presents basic anatomy and physiology, including a section on aging. Application of the Nursing Process includes nursing care plans to reinforce application. Elder Care Points highlight changes that occur with aging and how they affect nursing care. Home Care boxes highlight the necessary adaptations of nursing skills and techniques for the patient in the home care setting. Patient Teaching boxes include guidelines to prevent illness, promote health, and develop self-care strategies. Critical Thinking Activities help students develop problem-solving skills. Theory Objectives and Clinical Practice Objectives in each chapter highlight the most important goals. Think Critically About boxes encourage students to synthesize information and apply concepts. Communication Cues present examples of nurse-patient dialogues and instructive therapeutic communication techniques. Full-color LPN Threads design and content - with objectives, key terms, care plans with critical thinking activities, key points, study questions, and more. NCLEX-PN® Examination Test Plan Comparison matches up text content with the test plan. Complementary and Alternative Therapies chapter covers herbal and other nontraditional therapies used in patient care. Delegation, Leadership, and Management chapter discusses the role of the LPN/LVN in a changing health care environment. Health Promotion Points boxes highlight wellness and disease prevention. Concept Maps help students visualize abstract processes by depicting relationships among a disorder's multiple symptoms, treatments, and side effects. Critical Thinking Questions at the end of nursing care plans allow students to develop problem-solving skills based on the care plan scenario. Includes the latest CDC hand hygiene guidelines and alcohol hand rub information, NHLB blood pressure guidelines, CPR guidelines, and information on pathogens such as "prions." Includes patient safety goals in medication administration from Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Appendix on Spanish/English health care phrases. NIC/NOC language for outcomes and interventions added to nursing process unit. Accompanying student CD-ROM includes open-book quizzes, audio glossary, animations, audio clips, video clips, an English-Spanish glossary, and more.
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