Author: Bethann Siviter

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702054313

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 8505

This convenient Handbook will be invaluable when starting out on your pre-registration nursing course. Covering a broad range of topics, from helping you to understand what tutors and mentors expect from you, how to plan your work, and coping with stress, it will support you across all aspects of student life. This book will help students to: Write assignments Cope with stress Make the most of clinical placements Reflect on practice Understand nursing models, theories and philosophies Understand medical terminology and nursing jargon Deal with legal and ethical issues. Fully updated in line with changes in nursing practice e.g. the revised NMC Code of Professional Conduct, the Disability Discrimination Act, Agenda for Change and the Knowledge and Skills Framework, Essence of Care. Expanded section on nursing models More help with drug dosage calculations to assist students in developing their numeric skills. More on help on writing assignments and how to use research, including applications to practice Expanded appendices on children’s nursing and mental health branches. Template forms to assist with course applications, planning assignments and a check list for placements
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Author: Bethann Siviter

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702047910

Category: Medical

Page: 312

View: 6697

This book is an indispensable guide on how to get into and survive a pre-registration nursing course. With an immensely readable style this book inspires and encourages students to complete their course and become a nurse. Case studies and quotes from students and nurses show readers that their thoughts and feelings are shared by others - this validation will reduce stress and anxiety and give credibility Humour and cartoons make the text readable and fun to use Hints, tips and practical advice encourage the ‘flagging’ student Appendices list other useful resources, contact details for organisations and websites The two-colour design makes it attractive to use Fully updated in line with changes in nursing practice e.g. the revised NMC Code of Professional Conduct, the Disability Discrimination Act, Agenda for Change and the Knowledge and Skills Framework, Essence of Care. Expanded section on nursing models More help with drug dosage calculations to assist students in developing their numeric skills. More on help on writing assignments and how to use research, including applications to practice Expanded appendices on children’s nursing and mental health branches. Template forms to assist with course applications, planning assignments and a check list for placements
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A Nurse's Handbook for Success

Author: Beth Ulrich

Publisher: Sigma

ISBN: 1945157860

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 6330

Nurse preceptors have the power and opportunity to inspire nurses to achieve greatness. Effective precepting programs depend on two critical groups: nurses who organize and manage the programs and nurses who support, teach, and coach. Author, Beth Ulrich provides the knowledge, tools, skills, and wisdom both groups need for success. Written for staff nurses and their managers, this second edition of Mastering Precepting: A Nurse’s Handbook for Success teaches preceptors both the science and art of education and empowers them to seek the support they need to be effective. For managers, it emphasizes the importance of providing nurse preceptors with positive and supportive experiences. This fully revised new edition covers: · Roles, planning, goals, and motivation · Specific learner populations Self-care and burnout precautions
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Difficult Concepts Made Easy

Author: B. Gayle Twiname,Sandra M. Boyd

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 397

View: 356

A “must-have” resource for all nursing personnel, this book focuses on areas in nursing that consistently cause the most confusion. The engaging, reader-friendly writing style simplifies difficult concepts and presents them in a clear, concise manner. Chapter topics cover ABGs, drug calculations and medication issues, laboratory and diagnostic studies, ECG, and epidemiology. Handy survival tips for clinical settings are also included—with advice on using the Internet to access current nursing information, and how to communicate more effectively For nurses, social workers, and other allied health professionals.
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Introducing Key Issues Relevant for Practice

Author: Wendy Benbow,Gill Jordan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908625434

Category: Nursing

Page: 264

View: 7274

A Handbook for Student Nurses provides anintroduction to the essential background knowledge that pre-registrationnursing students need as a foundation for their training. It covers the core offirst year nursing studies: * Legal and professional issues * Communication * Values and health care ethics * Reflection and personal development * Evidence-based practice * Study skills * Medicine, IV fluid and drug administration Case studies and examples, activities and reflection pointsall aid learning, while references to legislation, key documents and reports,and website links to relevant organisations provide easy access to coreinformation. A Handbook for Student Nurses is widelyrecommended in institutions across the UK and is essential reading for newstudents. This 2017-18 edition incorporates the latest developments in thehealth service, and references have also been comprehensively updated. WHAT STUDENTS AND LECTURERS THINK ABOUT THIS BOOK: "...an invaluable resource and a daily accompaniment forlectures...I take it into my second year with the knowledge that I have a greatreference book I can reflect on throughout my years of training." "I found this to be an excellent resource and I feelstudents new to the profession would find it extremely useful.... The book iswell-organised, highly readable and accessible." "An excellent introductory text for student nurses, writtenin a clear and illuminative style." "[An] excellent textbook that provides up-to-date andrelevant information for pre- and post-registration nursing students." "This is an excellent book, full of relevant information forstudent nurses."
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Supporting Students in Clinical Practice

Author: Danny Walsh

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335263194

Category: Medical

Page: 282

View: 4250

This popular book is the ideal companion text for all new and trainee nurse mentors, to help devise and enhance learning opportunities for their students.
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An Evidence-Based Handbook for Student Nurses

Author: Robert Becker

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1856424529

Category: Medical

Page: 358

View: 7969

This new and expanded edition is aimed directly at the learning needs of student nurses and is unique in that context. Whilst there are many high quality books available for academic study in palliative care this is currently the only one that balances a strong educational focus for developing nursing practice with an understanding of the particular needs of student nurses. The text maintains a sensitive and supportive approach to the key themes of palliative care nursing, but contains important new material of a wide range of initiatives that are impacting on end of life care across the UK. It will provide the reader with a concise, easy to read and learning oriented text that will give advice and direction to the many challenges faced in this most important area of patient care. Each chapter examines a key component of care and new features include: Learning outcomes at the start of each chapter to guide the reader Clinical anecdotes to illustrate the reality and complexity of practice Extensive use of recognisable symbols to guide the reader and improve the usability of the text Competency assessment to help gauge knowledge and progress Reflective points to aid professional development Reflective activities to enable the student to reinforce learning from practice Links to appropriate clauses of the current 2008 NMC Code of Professional Conduct Quality internet resources relevant to chapter content Self assessment multiple choice tests at the end of each chapter to consolidate learning An extensive palliative care quiz covering the main topic areas of the book to test knowledge. This can be used as evidence with professional portfolios.
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A guide for students in practice

Author: Jane Harris,Sheila Nimmo

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070205173X

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 5057

Worried about your placement? Will you fit in? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn for practice assessments? This book will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities. A logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for a medical placement Helps make the most of learning opportunities Narratives from other students describe what the placement will really be like Honest discussion of the challenges of a placement in the community to help avoid problems Advice on possible approaches to situations that may arise on a community placement Series features: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements What to expect before a placement What you can expect to learn on placement How to consolidate your experience and learning Clear links and examples with NMC proficiencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for portfolios Short case studies to link theory with practice Key points reminder boxes Worried about your next placement? Will you ‘fit in’? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn to meet practice assessments? This series will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from each placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities. This is the only series specifically for student nurses undertaking specific practice placements, and will give you all the information you need in a user-friendly format. Each book in the series covers a specific area of practice for a typical placement on a pre-registration nursing course. Titles in this series: Surgical nursing Medical nursing Cancer and palliative care nursing Mental health nursing Community care nursing Older people nursing Each book also covers: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements What to expect before a placement What you can expect to learn on placement How to consolidate your experience and learning Clear links and examples with NMC proficiencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for portfolios Short case studies to link theory with practice Key points reminder boxes
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Author: Robert Crouch OBE,Alan Charters,Mary Dawood,Paula Bennett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191002712

Category: Medical

Page: 800

View: 5652

Emergency nursing requires rapid assessment and decision-making. Often nurses are required to make sense of considerable amounts of information and act on it. The Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing provides an essential resource when time is short and the need for practical clinical guidance is paramount. This second edition has been fully updated to reflect new guidelines and approaches which have impacted emergency nursing in recent years. This handbook provides clear, focussed information that will aid all areas of patient assessment and management in emergency care. The concise format will enable the reader to quickly locate the information needed and provides alerts regarding critical 'must-dos' for ill adults and children. The skills section provides a quick summary of the many clinical skills needed in emergency care, ideal as an introduction for the uninitiated and as a refresher for skills performed infrequently. Additionally, this second edition has been expanded to cover nursing in major trauma and emergencies in the elderly. This handbook will empower nurses to deliver excellence in emergency care. Written by practising nurses and subject experts, the Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing is a unique and invaluable companion for qualified and student nurses, and to all health care professionals working in the emergency care setting.
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Second Edition

Author: Mable H. Smith, BSN, MN, JD, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826199542

Category: Medical

Page: 396

View: 841

The only volume on higher education law written specifically for nursing faculty, this volume imparts the basic foundations of the legal, professional, and ethical issues that concern faculty on a daily basis. It clearly defines the legal rights of students, professors, and educational institutions along with the case laws supporting those rights. Each chapter contains a vivid legal scenario, related legal principles and theoretical foundations, and critical thinking questions. Written by an author who is both a nurse educator and attorney, the volume emphasizes sound decision making so that readers can successfully navigate the complex legal issues confronting them in the faculty role. This second edition reflects recent changes in higher education and includes an emphasis on students' rights and safety. Chapters address the general legal rights of students with expanded content on the interplay with social media, rights of faculty regarding freedom of speech, faculty protection against lawsuits, faculty and the employment relationship, faculty relations, the teaching and scholarship roles of faculty, the service and clinical practice role of faculty, and ethical considerations for patients, students, and faculty in education environments. Appendices include information on how to read a legal case and how to research legal topics. Key Features: Addresses the foundations of the legal, professional, and ethical issues that concern nursing faculty on a daily basis Defines the legal rights of students, professors, and educational institutions and the case laws supporting those rights Includes a legal scenario, related principles and theory, and critical thinking questions in each chapter Provides guidelines for legally appropriate actions and strategies to avoid legal problems Reflects recent changes in higher education Emphasizes students' rights and safety Author is perfectly credentialed (JD & PhD) and experienced (Professor, Dean, and experienced Attorney at Law) to write this book
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A Concise Encyclopedia, Second Edition

Author: Harriet R. Feldman, PhD, RN, FAAN,Martha J. Greenberg, PhD, RN,Marilyn Jaffe-Ruiz, EdD, RN,Margaret L. McClure, RN, EdD, FAAN,Angela Barron McBride, PhD, RN, FAAN,Thomas D. Smith, MS, RN, DNP,G. Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826121772

Category: Medical

Page: 580

View: 344

A single comprehensive reference for nursing leaders, leadership organizations, nursing clinicians, and educators, Nursing Leadership is the only compendium of nursing terminology in existence. Written by eminent nursing professionals, it provides descriptions of prominent individuals in nursing, information regarding nine leadership-related topics, and current trends in nurse leadership. This second edition has been expanded to encompass 80 new entries and revisions or updates to all original entries. It provides an extensive overview of current leadership issues including theories, characteristics, and skills required of nurse leaders in today's complex health care system. Highly respected contributors include Claire Fagan, Beverly Malone (NLN CEO), Polly Bednash (AACN CEO), Patricia Benner, and many others. For ease of use this new edition contains both alphabetic and thematic indexes, extensive cross-referencing, and print and web references for each entry. The new edition features: Thematic list of entries in addition to alphabetic index An extensive overview on salient nursing leadership issues, themes, characteristics, and current and future developments A "legacies" section on nursing luminaries throughout history Over 80 new entries and updates and revisions of original entries Extensive cross-referencing and print and web resources for each entry
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Author: Dr. Marianne R Jeffreys, EdD, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826117880

Category: Medical

Page: 424

View: 8641

"This book will help educators understand the multidemensional process of cultural competence, and the vignettes it provides will be useful to anyone who teaches cultural competence."--Nursing Education Perspectives In our multicultural society, nurses and health care providers, educators and administrators, professional association leaders, and researchers must work toward achieving cultural competency. This new edition, along with the digital Cultural Competence Education Resource Toolkit, offers a unique and effective guide to do just that. Newly updated and revised, this book presents ready-to-use materials for planning, implementing, and evaluating cultural competence strategies and programs. Users will learn to identify the needs of diverse constituents, evaluate outcomes, prevent multicultural-related workplace conflict, and much more. Complete with vignettes, case exemplars, illustrations, and assessment tools, this book is required reading for those working in academic settings, health care institutions, employee education, and nursing and health care organizations and associations. Key Features: Offers a wide selection of educational activities and techniques for diverse learners Presents guidelines for helping educators, students, and professionals to maximize strengths, minimize weaknesses, and facilitate success Describes toolkit questionnaires for measuring and evaluating cultural learning and performance Provides guidelines for employee orientation programs to achieve cultural competence in the workplace The Digital Cultural Competence Education Resource Toolkit: The Toolkit consists of three sets of tools and a total of 21 distinct tools. The three sets of tools are: Resources for Academic Settings; Resources for Health Care Institutions; and Resources for Professional Associations. Taken together, the tools provide a comprehensive set of materials for planning, implementing, and evaluating cultural competence education strategies and programs. These tools may be used alone or in conjunction with other tools and will be of use to a broad range of readers at all levels: nurses, educators, administrators, association leaders, managers, researchers, students, and other health care providers. The tools and this book will enable you to achieve optimal cultural competence.
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Author: Catherine M. Mullahy,Aspen Reference Group (Aspen Publishers)

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780834211391

Category: Medical

Page: 317

View: 2747

Bullets in Emergency Medicine: Review and Reminders in Pursuit of Evidence-Based Decisions is a concise guide to the diagnosis and treatment patients in the Emergency Department. Arranged by signs and symptoms as well as by system, this accessible handbook is an ideal reference for use in the Emergency Department and a perfect review for the ACEP boards.
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Achieving Peak Performance

Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137013567

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

View: 1876

Provides an easy-to-follow set of strategies and techniques that build to a plan for achieving your best possible exam performance. It gives practical step-by-step guidance in long-term planning for optimal performance through to last minute revision strategies. This fully updated, two-colour edition includes two brand new chapters.
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School Nursing in a Nutshell

Author: Janice Loschiavo, MA, RN, NJ-CSN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826128777

Category: Medical

Page: 294

View: 9185

“Fast Facts for the School Nurse, Second Edition, will direct school nurses to the answers for many questions and to wiser counsel when a dilemma seems unsolvable. It is…authored by a school nurse of publicly acclaimed distinction who brings a lifetime of experience to these pages.” —Lucille A. Joel, EdD, RN, FAAN, Professor, College of Nursing Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey From the Foreword This concise reference provides quick access to information busy school nurses need every day to practice competently and efficiently. It is written for nurses who are transitioning to a school setting, yet has much to offer more experienced school nurses. The second edition has been substantially revised to address the Healthy People 2020 initiative to school-age children and their families, and to incorporate information about the push toward formal evaluation of school nurses. It discusses new technology and the effects of head trauma and other sports-related injuries on academic performance. New content, “Top 10 Timely Troublesome Topics for the School Nurse,” deals with issues such as getting substitutes and the prioritization of tasks for novice and substitute school nurses. Authored by a nurse with over 25 years of school nursing experience, this consistently organized reference offers straightforward guidelines to a range of daily tasks and nursing responsibilities and provides clinical protocols for safe management of common childhood illnesses, accidents, and emergencies, along with legal and ethical considerations, documentation, high-risk areas in school nursing practice, and the requirements of both the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Included are the delivery of culturally appropriate care, screening tools, wellness strategies, care plans for children with chronic disorders and special needs, adolescent sexuality, childhood obesity, drug use, and a food allergies “tool kit.” “Clinical Snapshots” throughout highlight critical information. The guide is useful as a supplemental textbook for nursing students studying for state or national certification exams. New to the Second Edition: “Top 10 Timely Troublesome Topics for the School Nurse” Correlations of the Healthy People 2020 initiative with school nurse practice Meaningful examples (“Clinical Snapshots”) relevant to the topic The effects of head trauma and other sports-related injuries on academic performance Academic requirements for school nursing in each state Prioritization of tasks for novice and substitute school nurses
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Author: Merril Silverstein PhD,Vern L. Bengtson PhD,Norella Putney PhD,Daphna Gans PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826112347

Category: Medical

Page: 816

View: 9783

The field of gerontology has often been criticized for being "data-rich but theory-poor." The editors of this book address this issue by stressing the importance of theory in gerontology. While the previous edition focused on multidisciplinary approaches to aging theory, this new edition provides cross-disciplinary, integrative explanations of aging theory: The contributors of this text have reached beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries to partner with researchers in adjacent fields in studying aging and age-related phenomena. This edition of the Handbook consists of 39 chapters written by 67 internationally recognized experts in the field of aging. It is organized in seven sections, reflecting the major theoretical developments in gerontology over the past 10 years. Special Features: Comprehensive coverage of aging theory, focusing on the biological, psychological, and social aspects of aging A section dedicated to discussing how aging theory informs public policy A concluding chapter summarizing the major themes of aging, and offering predictions about the future of theory development Required reading for graduate students and post doctoral fellows, this textbook represents the current status of theoretical development in the study of aging.
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A Guide for Nurse Educators, Clinicians, and Managers, 2nd Edition

Author: Jean Pieri Flynn, EdD, RN,Madonna C. C. Stack, MA, MPA, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826137166

Category: Medical

Page: 176

View: 5562

Thoroughly updated, this practical "how-to" guide provides a useful and easy-to-follow framework for developing and implementing preceptor programs, for learning to precept students, and for facilitating the development of expertise in both preceptors and preceptees. The contributor list includes specialists within a wide spectrum of clinical nursing settings who have expertise in preceptor program development. This text is essential to nursing faculty and nursing clinicians who want to set up preceptor programs, guide student experiences, or help orient novice practitioners to the practice setting. It explains the differences between precepting and mentoring or teaching; provides insights into preceptor programs; and explores internships, residencies, and mentoring.
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Author: Edward Alan Glasper,Gillian McEwing,Jim Richardson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191059315

Category: Medical

Page: 872

View: 3078

Enabling nurses to deliver safe and effective care and to achieve the best possible results for their patients, the Oxford Handbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing, 2nd edition is a concise and practical guide to all aspects of the nurse's role. Covering assessment and management, right through to advice for the family, the expert authors provide information on a wide range of topics, including normal growth and development, pain, palliative care, religion and culture, and professional issues. In addition there is also a separate section on paediatric emergencies and coverage of recognising deviations from the norm as well as interpreting clinical findings and investigations, and measures to promote successful care practice. Fully updated and revised for this new edition, it is now packed full of even more clinical information and practical advice, including a wealth of guidance and recommendations that have been gleaned from the authors' many years of experience. The most up-to- date legislation, policy and practice is now covered, including significant changes in child safeguarding, immunisation, medicines, resuscitation protocols and the common assessment framework. The chapter on neonatal care has also been expanded and now contains information on care and breastfeeding of the pre-term infant, as well as developmental and kangaroo care. Cochlea implants, intussusception and professional issues - such as working with diverse communities, and involving young people in health services have also been included. Written by practising nurses and subject experts, the Oxford Handbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing, 2nd edition continues to be a unique and invaluable companion to practising and student nurses, and to all who need to understand the special issues associated with children's and young people's nursing.
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