Nursing Today - E-Book

Transition and Trends

Author: JoAnn Zerwekh,Ashley Zerwekh Garneau

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323674593

Category: Medical

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Ensure you thoroughly understand the most important issues you’ll face when entering practice! Loved for its humor, readability, and inviting cartoons, Nursing Today: Transitions and Trends, 10th Edition helps you to prepare for the NCLEX-RN® — while giving you valuable information to succeed throughout your career. It reflects current issues and trending topics that nurses will face, ensuring that you not only graduate with patient care skills, but also with career development skills such as resume writing, finding a job, and effective interviewing. The 10th Edition features major content updates on Workplace Issues, Nursing Informatics, Cultural and Spiritual Awareness and Ethical Issues, and evidence-based practice boxes throughout to help you focus on the research evidence that supports clinical practice. Additionally, it includes test-taking tips for the NCLEX-RN® Examination and updated Evolve Resources for students with new review questions and case studies. An emphasis on transitioning into the workplace is included in chapters such as NCLEX-RN® and the New Graduate, Employment Considerations: Opportunities, Resumes, and Interviewing, Mentorship and Preceptorship, and Nurse Residency Programs. Thorough coverage of all the most important issues faced by the new nurse, preparing you for a professional career. An engaging approach features lively cartoons, chapter objectives, bibliographies, and colorful summary boxes. Critical Thinking boxes in every chapter offer questions and exercises asking you to apply what they have learned to clinical practice. Evidence-Based Practice boxes, and evidence-based practice content throughout, focus your attention on the research evidence that supports clinical practice. QSEN competencies related to effective communication, team building, evidence-based practice, patient safety, and quality assurance highlighted throughout.
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Nursing Today - Revised Reprint - E-Book

Transitions and Trends

Author: JoAnn Zerwekh,Ashley Zerwekh Garneau

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323294243

Category: Medical

Page: 640

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A student favorite for its easy-to-read style, real-life applications, and humorous cartoons, Nursing Today: Transition and Trends, 7th Edition Revised Reprint helps you make a successful transition from student to practicing nurse. It covers the profession’s leading issues and opportunities, ensuring that you graduate not only with patient care skills but with career development skills including resume writing, finding a job, and effective interviewing. Test-taking tips and strategies prepare you for the NCLEX-RN® exam, and discussions of communication and management issues prepare you to succeed in the workplace. In this edition, well-known educator JoAnn Zerwekh and coauthor Ashley Zerwekh Garneau provide the latest information on nursing issues and trends including health care reform, patient safety, collective bargaining, and emergency preparedness. Thorough coverage prepares you for a professional nursing career by including all of the most important issues faced by the new nurse. An engaging presentation features lively cartoons, chapter objectives, bibliographies, and colorful summary boxes. Critical Thinking boxes are located in every chapter, with relevant questions and exercises to apply what you have learned to clinical practice. Evidence-Based Practice boxes focus on the research evidence that supports clinical practice. Real-life scenarios in each chapter illustrate and personalize the chapter topics. An emphasis on making the transition into the workplace is included in chapters such as NCLEX-RN® and the New Graduate, Employment Considerations: Opportunities, Resumes, and Interviewing, and Mentoring and Preceptorship. A companion Evolve website includes Case Studies for every chapter, test-taking strategies, a sample NCLEX® test tutorial, a sample NCLEX® exam, appendices, and resume builder templates for creating professional resumes and cover letters.
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Contemporary Nursing E-Book

Issues, Trends, & Management

Author: Barbara Cherry,Susan R. Jacob

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323635954

Category: Medical

Page: 536

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Ensure you are thoroughly prepared to work in the rapidly evolving world of nursing. Written by expert authors Barbara Cherry and Susan Jacob Contemporary Nursing: Issues, Trends, & Management, 8th Edition provides an overview of both issues within nursing practice and topics facing today’s nurse managers and leaders. The 20th anniversary edition of this comprehensive guide emphasizes the importance of working in an interdisciplinary environment and takes you through the evolution of nursing, safe and effective decision-making, the nursing role, collaboration and communication, leadership, and job opportunities. New to this edition is coverage of health issues affecting the LGBTQ community, hospice care, how to respond to active shooter events, and a number of other timely issues affecting healthcare and nursing practice today. UPDATED Content on incivility, bullying and workplace violence, provides a short scenario about issues you might face in practice. Key terms, learning outcomes, chapter overviews, and chapter summaries help you focus your learning experience. Unit on Leadership and Management in Nursing includes content to prepare nurses to effectively function in the management roles expected of the professional nurse. Unit on Career Management provides strategies on how to make the transition from student to practitioner and tips on how to pass the NCLEX-RN Examination. Case studies help you apply theory to clinical practice. Vignettes at the beginning of each chapter personalize nursing history and practice and help you to understand your place in the profession. Questions to Consider While Reading This Chapter follow the vignettes and prepare the reader for the topic to be discussed. Humorous cartoons open each chapter to illustrate the chapter themes. Full-color design enhances the narrative with a clear, visually appealing explanation of concepts.
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Nursing Now! Today's Issues, Tomorrow's Trends

Author: Joseph T Catalano

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803643934

Category: Medical

Page: 736

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The thoroughly revised and updated 7th Edition of this popular text examines the important issues and trends shaping the nursing profession today. Explore the evolution and history of nursing and examine the impact of an aging population on healthcare delivery. Continue the conversation about the effects of healthcare reform and outline a plan for advanced practice nursing education.
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Professional Nursing E-Book

Concepts & Challenges

Author: Beth Black

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323594786

Category: Medical

Page: 416

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Discover what it means to be a professional nurse — the history, values and standards, and commitment to life-long learning. Professional Nursing: Concepts & Challenges, 9th Edition equips you with current professional nursing practices to positively impact your career. This easy-to-read text helps you gain insight into the current state of the profession and benefit from a thorough examination of standards and scope of practice, with new information on the Affordable Care Act, real-life interview narratives, coverage of social justice in nursing, transition into professional practice, health care delivery systems, future challenges for the nursing profession. and more. Valuable learning aids throughout this text include: case studies, cultural challenges, evidence-based practice, critical thinking, interviews, professional profiles, historical notes, nursing research, and ideas for further exploration. Professional Profiles boxes provide prospective from nurses in the field. Case Study boxes feature scenarios involving relevant issues in patient care. Considering Culture boxes highlight the impact of culture in regards to a nurse’s role and responsibilities and the patient’s healthcare experience. Evidence-based Practice boxes identify leading findings in nursing topics and trends. Nurses Doing Research boxes highlight problems identified in patient care and the ongoing efforts to find patient interventions. Interview narratives explore the issues like culture and faith from the perspectives of leaders in those fields. Discussions on the implications of social media on nursing, including ethics and boundaries. Historical Notes highlight little-known stories of heroisms in the nursing profession. Key terms are bolded where defined in the text. A Glossary is included at the end of the text. Learning outcomes are presented at the chapter openings. Concepts and Challenges and Ideas for Further Exploration at the end of the chapters help you to review and test prep. NEW! Updated information on the Affordable Care Act keeps you in the know. NEW! Information on care coordination prepares you to make more informed decisions about patient care. NEW! Information on care transitions so you know what to expect upon entering the workforce. NEW! Increased content on diversity in nursing, ethnocentrism, moral distress and moral courage, communication models (SBAR, CUS and others), and RN to BSN education. NEW! Cognitive rehearsal prepares you for the unlikely threat of lateral violence NEW! Tips on documentation include both electronic and paper types. NEW! Social justice in nursing helps you to learn to advocate for patients who need your help.
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Contemporary Nursing

Issues, Trends, & Management

Author: Barbara Cherry,Susan R. Jacob

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323390226

Category: Nursing

Page: 536

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Resource added for the Nursing-Associate Degree 105431, Practical Nursing 315431, and Nursing Assistant 305431 programs.
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Nursing Interventions & Clinical Skills - E-Book

Author: Anne Griffin Perry,Patricia A. Potter,Wendy Ostendorf

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323241158

Category: Medical

Page: 888

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Master nursing skills with this guide from the respected Perry, Potter & Ostendorf author team! The concise coverage in Nursing Interventions & Clinical Skills, 6th Edition makes it easy to master the clinical skills required in everyday nursing practice. Clear guidelines address 159 basic, intermediate, and advanced skills — from measuring body temperature to insertion of a peripheral intravenous device — and step-by-step instructions emphasize the use of evidence-based concepts to improve patient safety and outcomes. Its friendly, easy-to-read writing style includes a streamlined format and an Evolve companion website with review questions and handy checklists for each skill. Coverage of 159 skills and interventions addresses basic, intermediate, and advanced skills you'll use every day in practice. UNIQUE! Using Evidence in Nursing Practice chapter provides the information needed to use evidence-based practice to solve clinical problems. Safe Patient Care Alerts highlight unusual risks in performing skills, so you can plan ahead at each step of nursing care. Delegation & Collaboration guidelines help you make decisions in whether to delegate a skill to unlicensed assistive personnel, and indicates what key information must be shared. Special Considerations indicate additional risks or accommodations you may face when caring for pediatric or geriatric patients, and patients in home care settings. Documentation guidelines include samples of nurses’ notes showing what should be reported and recorded after performing skills. A consistent format for nursing skills makes it easier to perform skills, always including Assessment, Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation. A Glove icon identifies procedures in which clean gloves should be worn or gloves should be changed in order to minimize the risk of infection. Media resources include skills performance checklists on the Evolve companion website and related lessons, videos, and interactive exercises on Nursing Skills Online. NEW coverage of evidence-based techniques to improve patient safety and outcomes includes the concept of care bundles, structured practices that have been proven to improve the quality of care, and teach-back, a new step that shows how you can evaluate your success in patient teaching. NEW! Coverage of HCAHPS (Hospital Care Quality Information from the Consumer Perspective) introduces a concept now widely used to evaluate hospitals across the country. NEW! Teach-Back step shows how to evaluate the success of patient teaching, so you can be sure that the patient has mastered a task or consider trying additional teaching methods. NEW! Updated 2012 Infusion Nurses Society standards are incorporated for administering IVs, as well as other changes in evidence-based practice. NEW topics include communication with cognitively impaired patients, discharge planning and transitional care, and compassion fatigue for professional and family caregivers.
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Business and Professional Skills for Massage Therapists - E-Book

Author: Sandy Fritz

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032307345X

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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Develop the business skills necessary to succeed in massage therapy with help from respected massage educator and business owner, Sandy Fritz! With a user-friendly approach and comprehensive support tools, this authoritative guide delivers a working knowledge of essential concepts for employees or owners of a massage therapy practice and helps you prepare for the professional challenges that await you in the real world. Renowned massage educator and business owner Sandy Fritz presents a practical, proven business philosophy for success in massage therapy practice. Focus on need-to-know business skills for complete success as an employee or the owner of a massage therapy practice. A companion CD with practice management software provides hands-on experience creating client records, setting appointments, entering documentation, and more. Self-Reflection boxes put concepts into a realistic context through Sandy Fritz’s personal experiences in massage practice. Learning Activity boxes reinforce your understanding and challenge you to apply what you’ve learned in an engaging workbook format. Good Stuff from the Government boxes alert you to helpful government resources and help you ensure compliance with federal regulations. Mentor boxes provide real-world insight and advice from experts in massage and business management for successful practice. More than 200 realistic photos and illustrations clarify concepts and familiarize you with typical practice settings and essential forms, records, office equipment, and supplies. Evolve Resources link you to templates for building resumes, letters, advertisements, forms for documentation, and client histories, plus small business resources, annotated web links, a glossary of key terms from the text, and additional exercises and case studies.
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