Wound Care at a Glance


Author: Ian Peate,Wyn Glencross
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118684672
Category: Medical
Page: 128
View: 893
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Wound Care at a Glance combines superb illustrations with accessible and informative text to make the key concepts of wound care easy to understand. Providing practical guidance for all healthcare professionals who care for people with wounds, or who have an interest in this complex area of healthcare, it succinctly addresses a wide range of issues including relevant anatomy and physiology, psychological issues, physical care considerations, patient safety issues, legal and ethical issues, and various treatment and management options.

Financial Management for Nurse Managers and Executives - E-Book


Author: Cheryl Jones,Steven A. Finkler,Christine T. Kovner
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455733423
Category: Medical
Page: 432
View: 9747
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Covering the financial topics all nurse managers need to know and use, this book explains how financial management fits into the healthcare organization. Topics include accounting principles, cost analysis, planning and control management of the organization's financial resources, and the use of management tools. In addition to current issues, this edition also addresses future directions in financial management. Nursing-focused content thoroughly describes health care finance and accounting from the nurse manager’s point of view. Numerous worksheets and tables including healthcare spreadsheets, budgets, and calculations illustrate numerous financial and accounting methods. Chapter opener features include learning objectives and an overview of chapter content to help you organize and summarize your notes. Key concepts definitions found at the end of each chapter help summarize your understanding of chapter content. Suggested Readings found at the end of each chapter give additional reading and research opportunities. NEW! Major revision of chapter 2 (The Health Care Environment), with additions on healthcare reform, initiatives to stop paying for hospital or provider errors, hospice payment, and funding for nursing education; plus updates of health care expenditure and pay for performance; provide a strong start to this new edition. NEW! Major revision of chapter 5 (Quality, Costs, and Financing), with updates to quality-financing, Magnet organizations, and access to care, provides the most up-to-date information possible. NEW! Reorganization and expansion of content in chapter 15 (Performance Budgeting) with updated examples better illustrates how performance budgeting could be used in a pay-for-performance environment. NEW! Major revision of the variance analysis discussion in chapter 16 (Controlling Operating Results) offers a different approach for computation of variances that is easier to understand. NEW! Addition of comparative effectiveness research to chapter 18 (Benchmarking, Productivity, and Cost Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis) covers a recently developed approach informs health-care decisions by providing evidence on the effectiveness of different treatment options. NEW! Addition of nursing intensity weights, another approach for costing nursing services, to chapter 9 (Determining Health Care Costs and Prices), lets you make decisions about what method works best for you.

Public Health Nursing - E-Book

Population-Centered Health Care in the Community
Author: Marcia Stanhope,Jeanette Lancaster
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323294103
Category: Medical
Page: 1128
View: 7849
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Now in its 8th edition, the "gold standard" in community health nursing provides comprehensive and up-to-date content to keep you at the forefront of the ever-changing community health climate and prepare you for an effective nursing career. In addition to a solid foundation in concepts and interventions for individuals, families, and communities, you will find real-life applications of the public nurse's role, Healthy People 2020 initiatives, new chapters on forensics and genomics, plus timely coverage of disaster management and important client populations such as pregnant teens, the homeless, immigrants, and more. Evidence-Based Practice boxes illustrate how the latest research findings apply to public/community health nursing. Separate chapters on disease outbreak investigation and disaster management describe the nurse's role in surveilling public health and managing these types of threats to public health. Separate unit on the public/community health nurse's role describes the different roles and functions of the public/community health nurse within the community. Levels of Prevention boxes show how community/public health nurses deliver health care interventions at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention. What Do You Think?, Did You Know?, and How To? boxes use practical examples and critical thinking exercises to illustrate chapter content. The Cutting Edge highlights significant issues and new approaches to community-oriented nursing practice. Practice Application provides case studies with critical thinking questions. Separate chapters on community health initiatives thoroughly describe different approaches to promoting health among populations. Appendixes offer additional resources and key information, such as screening and assessment tools and clinical practice guidelines. Linking Content to Practice boxes provide real-life applications for chapter content. NEW! Healthy People 2020 feature boxes highlight the goals and objectives for promoting health and wellness over the next decade. NEW! The Nurse in Forensics chapter focuses on the unique role of forensic nurses in public health and safety, interpersonal violence, mass violence, and disasters. NEW! Genomics in Public Health Nursing chapter includes a history of genetics and genomics and their impact on public/community health nursing care.

Saunders Q&A Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination E-Book


Author: Linda Anne Silvestri
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455733415
Category: Medical
Page: 728
View: 4086
DOWNLOAD NOW »
With more than 5,800 test questions, Saunders Q&A Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 5th Edition provides the practice you need to succeed on the NCLEX-RN exam. To enhance your review, each question includes a test-taking strategy, rationales for correct and incorrect answers, and page references to major nursing textbooks. The companion Evolve website adds a pre-test to help in identifying any areas of weakness, and lets you answer questions in quiz, study, or exam mode. Written by NCLEX review expert Linda Anne Silvestri, this book organizes questions to match the Client Needs and Integrated Processes found in the most recent NCLEX-RN test plan. This review is part of the popular Saunders Pyramid to Success, which has helped more than 1.5 million nurses pass the NCLEX exam! A detailed test-taking strategy is included for each question, providing clues for analyzing and selecting the correct answer. Rationales are provided for both correct and incorrect answer options. Questions categorized by Cognitive Level, Client Needs area, Integrated Process, and clinical content area help you focus on the question types you find most difficult. All alternate item format questions (multiple response, prioritizing, fill-in-the-blank, figure/illustration (hot spot), audio, video, and chart/exhibit) are included. Chapters organized by Client Needs simplify your review and reflect the question mix in the NCLEX-RN® test plan blueprint. A 85-question comprehensive exam represents the content and percentages of question types identified in the NCLEX-RN test plan. Preparation for your NCLEX-RN review includes chapters on nonacademic preparation, test-taking strategies, the CAT format, and a view of the NCLEX-RN from a new graduate's perspective. Page references to Elsevier textbooks direct you to remediation material for any question answered incorrectly. A companion Evolve website includes a pre-test to help in identifying any areas of weakness, and lets you answer questions in quiz, study, or exam mode. Automatic updates of the Evolve site allow you to check for changes to content or functionality throughout the life of the edition. Content from the most recent NCLEX-RN® test plan covers the newest topics you could see on the exam. 600 questions are added, for a total of 5,800 in the book and on the companion Evolve website. Hundreds of new alternate item format questions provide even more opportunity for practice. A Priority Nursing Tip is included with each question, providing important patient care information. A full-color design and over 20 new figures enhance understanding and increase the book's visual appeal. Review format includes chapters on how to study for and take the NCLEX examination, and includes a test for each Client Need category, a test on Integrated Processes, and a comprehensive test for practice in answering questions from all areas. A new content-area index makes it easier to find questions and review a given disorder/topic.

Drain's PeriAnesthesia Nursing - E-Book

A Critical Care Approach
Author: Jan Odom-Forren
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455751499
Category: Medical
Page: 880
View: 323
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Drain's Perianesthesia Nursing: A Critical Care Approach, 6th Edition is the most comprehensive book on the market specifically tailored to perianesthesia nurses. The book features five distinct sections – the PACU, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, nursing care, and special considerations. Nursing and pharmacologic interventions are integrated with in-depth coverage of pathophysiology. This edition expands coverage of evidence based research and adds a new chapter on care of the obese patient undergoing bariatric surgery. Written by Jan Odom-Forren, an expert in the anesthesia and post-operative fields, Drain's Perianesthesia Nursing is also an excellent study tool for ASPAN certification. Five separate sections provide coverage including the PACU, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, nursing care, and special considerations. An overview of essential PACU concepts section covers issues such as patient safety, evidence-based research, and legal/ethical considerations Anatomy and physiology chapters cover physiologic considerations for each body system Pharmacology chapters cover basic principles as well as types of anesthetic agents such as intravenous anesthetics and regional anesthesia, including the physiology of action and the appropriate nursing interventions to prepare you for common situations in the PACU. Nursing care chapters cover assessment, patient education, complications, pain management, and care of specialty-surgery patients. A section on special considerations covers the care of patients of different ages and those with conditions such as malignant hyperthermia, substance abuse, and cardiac arrest. Coverage of current policies and issues affecting perianesthesia nursing practice includes patient safety, infection control, managed care implications, pain management, and bioterrorism. Nursing and pharmacologic interventions are integrated with in-depth coverage of pathophysiology for a comprehensive look at disease and treatment. NEW Evidence Based Research boxes are added to all the chapters in Section IV and Section V. NEW! Care of the Obese Patient Undergoing Bariatric Surgery chapter discusses the challenges that weight-loss surgery presents to the patient and perianesthesia nurse. Streamlined format includes an overview, chapter summary, and references for each chapter. More than 275 illustrations show key concepts and principles of care. Updated The Changing Health Care System and Its Implications for the PACU chapter includes content on healthcare reform. Revised Patient Safety and Legal Issues in the PACU chapter includes content on patient safety. Expanded Evidence-based Practice and Research and Bioterrorism and Its Impact on the PACU chapters include coverage of new developments and practices.

Enduring Issues in American Nursing


Author: Patricia D’Antonio, RN, PhD, FAAN,Ellen D. Baer, RN, PhD, FAAN,Sylvia Rinker, RN, PhD,Joan E. Lynaugh, RN, PhD, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826116321
Category: Medical
Page: 400
View: 2784
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2001 by Choice! "Why turn to the past when attempting to build nursing's future?...To make good decisions in planning nursing's future in the context of our complex health care system, nurses must know the history of the actions being considered, the identities and points of view of the major players, and all the stakes that are at risk. These are the lessons of history." -- from the Introduction This book presents nursing history in the context of problems and issues that persist to this day. Issues such as professional autonomy, working conditions, relationships with other health professionals, appropriate knowledge for education and licensure, gender, class, and race are traced through the stories told in this volume. Each chapter provides a piece of the puzzle that is nursing. The editors, all noted nurse historians and educators, have carefully made selections from the best that has been published in the nursing and health care literature.

Trauma Nursing E-Book

From Resuscitation Through Rehabilitation
Author: Karen A. McQuillan,Mary Beth Flynn Makic,Eileen Whalen
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437726577
Category: Medical
Page: 992
View: 8761
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Using the unique cycles of trauma framework, the 4th edition of this classic and highly acclaimed resource is thoroughly updated to bring you comprehensive coverage of cutting-edge research findings and current issues, trends, and controversies in trauma nursing. Detailed information guides you through all phases of care – from preventive care and the time of injury to the resuscitative, operative, critical, intermediate, and rehabilitative stages. Timely discussions on emerging topics such as mass casualty and rural trauma/telemedicine keep you up to date with the latest developments in the field. This practical, evidence-based reference is the most complete resource available for both novice and experienced trauma nurses working in a variety of care settings. Comprehensive coverage includes practical, clinically relevant trauma information for nurses at all levels of knowledge and experience working in a variety of settings. Evidence-based content ensures that you are using the latest and most reliable information available to provide state-of-the-art care for trauma patients. A user-friendly format, logical organization, and helpful tables and illustrations help you find information quickly and clarify key concepts and procedures. Detailed information guides you through all phases of care – from preventive care and the time of injury to the resuscitative, operative, critical, intermediate, and rehabilitative stages. Special populations coverage prepares you to meet the unique needs of pregnant, pediatric, and elderly patients, as well as bariatric patients, burn victims, patients with substance abuse issues, and organ and tissue donors. A section on Clinical Management Concepts gives you a solid understanding of key issues affecting all patients regardless of their injury, including mechanism of injury, traumatic shock, patient/family psychosocial responses to trauma, pain management, wound healing, and nutrition. A new Mass Casualty chapter prepares you to act quickly and confidently in the event of a disaster, with guidelines for initial response and sustained response, lessons learned from recent disasters, government involvement, and hazmat, bioterrorism, and nuclear-radiological preparedness. A new chapter on Rural Trauma/Telemedicine focuses on the unique nature of rural trauma care and offers strategies to help you improve healthcare delivery in this challenging environment. A new Trauma in the Bariatric Patient chapter provides the specialized information you need to meet the challenges and needs of this growing patient population.

Saunders Q & A Review for the NCLEX-PN® Examination E-Book


Author: Linda Anne Silvestri
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455710733
Category: Medical
Page: 736
View: 9201
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Based on student feedback, Saunders Q&A Review for the NCLEX-PN® Examination is organized to address specific Client Needs and Integrated Processes to mirror the NCLEX-PN test plan. This review follows Silvestri Comprehensive Review as the natural next step for students in the Silvestri suite of products. It contains 3,200 practice questions—including Alternate Item Format—that include comprehensive rationales for both correct and incorrect options, test-taking strategies, and a textbook page reference for further explanation. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content may not be included. Remediation tied directly back to your Elsevier textbooks provides resources for further study. Content is organized according to Client Needs, providing an organized review for exam preparation and end-of-course or exit standardized exams. Practice questions, answers, and detailed rationales all appear on the same page, giving you immediate feedback on your responses. Detailed test-taking strategies for each question give you clues for analyzing and uncovering the correct answer option. Rationales are provided for both correct and incorrect options. Provides computerized testing practice in study, quiz, or exam modes, to allow you to choose from 21 different content categories and focus your study sessions. Each question is categorized by level of cognitive ability, Client Needs area, integrated process, and clinical content area to allow you multiple study and exam selections. Contains chapters on academic and nonacademic NCLEX-PN preparation, advice from a recent nursing graduate, and test-taking strategies that help you understand complicated exam questions. Comprehensive exam consists of 85 questions related to all content areas in the book and representative of the percentages identified in the NCLEX-PN test plan.

Care Planning in Children and Young People's Nursing


Author: Doris Corkin,Sonya Clarke,Lorna Liggett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444346040
Category: Medical
Page: 256
View: 5867
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Care Planning in Children and Young People's Nursing addresses a selection of the most common concerns that arise when planning care for infants, children and young people within the hospital and community setting. Clear and detailed, this text reflects both the uniqueness and diversity of contemporary children's nursing and utilizes images and case studies to provide a holistic insight into the practice of care planning through the reporting of best available evidence and current research, policy and education. Divided into sections for ease of reference, Care Planning in Children and Young People’s Nursing explores both the theory and practice of care planning. Chapters on the principles of care planning include issues such as managing risk, safeguarding children, ethical and legal implications, integrated care pathways, interprofessional assessment, and invaluable parent perspectives. Additional chapters on the application of planning care examine the practical aspects of a wide range of specific conditions including cystic fibrosis, obesity, cardiac/renal failure and HIV/AIDS. Each chapter is interactive, with questions, learning activities and points for discussion creating an engaging and enquiry-based learning approach. Care Planning in Children and Young People’s Nursing is a definitive resource, reflecting innovative practice which is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate nurse education.

Mental Health Nursing E-Book


Author: Ruth Elder,Katie Evans,Debra Nizette,Steve Trenoweth
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702046647
Category: Medical
Page: 496
View: 5637
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This exciting new book offers a contemporary manual for the mental health nurse within a mental health care system that is increasingly focused on recovery. Mental Health Nursing incorporates recent policy changes that place a greater emphasis on person-centred and social caring, whilst retaining a strong evidence base. The holistic, skills-based approach helps the student and the beginning practitioner to understand the complex causation of mental illness, its diagnosis, effective interventions and treatments, and the client’s experience of mental illness. Broad, yet in-depth, examination of the essential features of contemporary mental health nursing practice A manual for practice - a skills-based approach provides clear guidance to novices on how to complete essential mental health nursing roles ‘Critical Thinking Challenges’ based on Case Histories provide a realistic context ‘Nurse’s Stories’ explore the reality of mental health nursing care On-line resources guide the reader to reflect upon the essential content and ideas contained within each chapter

How to Succeed in Anesthesia School (And RN, PA, or Med School)


Author: N.A
Publisher: GG Press
ISBN: 147644188X
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 5579
DOWNLOAD NOW »


Primary Care of the Child With a Chronic Condition E-Book


Author: Patricia Jackson Allen,Judith A. Vessey,Naomi Schapiro
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 032308088X
Category: Medical
Page: 880
View: 813
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Written by nurse practitioners for nurse practitioners, this one-of-a-kind resource provides the expert guidance you need to provide comprehensive primary care to children with special needs and their families. It addresses specific conditions that require alterations in standard primary care and offers practical advice on managing the major issues common to children with chronic conditions. A consistent format makes it easy to locate essential information on each condition. Plus, valuable resources help you manage the issues and gaps in health care coverage that may hinder quality care. This is the only book authored by Nurse Practitioners that focuses on managing the primary health care needs of children with chronic conditions. More than 60 expert contributors provide the most current information available on specific conditions. Comprehensive summary boxes at the end of all chronic conditions chapters provide at-a-glance access to key information. Resource lists at the end of each chronic condition chapter direct you to helpful websites, national organizations, and additional sources of information that you can share with parents and families. Updated references ensure you have access to the most current, evidence-based coverage of the latest research findings and management protocols. Four new chapters — Celiac Disease, Eating Disorders, Muscular Dystrophy, and Obesity — keep you up to date with the latest developments in treating these conditions. Autism content is updated with the latest research on autism spectrum disorders, including current methods of evaluation, identification, and management. Coverage of systems of care features new information on how to help families obtain high-quality and cost-effective coordinated services within our complex health care system. Easy-to-find boxes in the chronic conditions chapters summarize important information on treatment, associated problems, clinical manifestations, and differential diagnosis.

Patient Safety and Hospital Accreditation

A Model for Ensuring Success
Author: Sharon Ann Myers, RN, MSN, MSB, FACHE, FAIHQ, CPHQ, CPHRM
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826106404
Category: Medical
Page: 340
View: 8497
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Improving the culture of safety in our health care institutions is an essential component of preventing or reducing errors as well as improving overall health care quality. This book presents the clinically tested Myer's Patient Safety Model for health care system leaders, middle managers, and administrators to build their patient safety program and to help sustain, renew, or obtain accreditation. The author provides detailed explanations of why medical errors still occur in accredited hospitals, and provides the much needed organization-wide steps to prevent these errors and enhance patient safety for improved outcomes. Current patient safety challenges are discussed with an emphasis on the concept of reliability. The Myers Model is examined in detail, along with current evidence for its three interrelated levels of organizational structure-the leadership (system) level, the unit (microsystem) level, and the individual level. The text includes interviews about key aspects of patient safety with three leaders of major health care accreditation programs in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Additionally, it provides an overview of reporting systems within the U.S. and covers two essential tools for patient safety-root cause analysis and failure mode and effect analysis. The book links all aspects of patient safety with accreditation standards at the national level, and also discusses efforts to globalize accreditation criteria and procedures. Key Features: Presents a clinically tested model for building a patient safety program and helping to sustain, renew, or obtain accreditation Provides tools for use in ensuring patient safety and accreditation, including root cause analysis and failure mode and effect analysis Discusses how aggregate data inform patient safety documentation and accreditation through integrated perspectives Offers a global view of accreditation and patient safety Includes techniques to improve communication among members of health care teams

A Nurse's Survival Guide to Acute Medical Emergencies E-Book


Author: Richard N. Harrison,Lynda Daly
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 070204900X
Category: Medical
Page: 452
View: 2329
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Are you working in an acute or emergency unit? This is an indispensable pocket guide to caring for patients with acute medical conditions. This book will help you to: Care for patients within the critical first 24 hours of admission Manage patients using the most up-to-date, evidence-based approach Understand the most-common emergency medical conditions and their underlying disease mechanisms Handle the patient’s assessment, understand the observations and manage their disease Easily obtain practical advice in a clear style Explains ‘what to tell the patient and relatives’ in jargon-free language Access information on SARS, avian influenza and bio-terrorism Improved sections on Acute Coronary Syndromes, non-invasive ventilation, acute stroke care, acute kidney injury and emergency oxygen treatment.

Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics


Author: Kate Curtis,Clair Ramsden
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729579824
Category: Medical
Page: 1494
View: 680
DOWNLOAD NOW »
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)

Medicines Management in Children's Nursing


Author: Karen Blair
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781844457526
Category: Medical
Page: 224
View: 7218
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Children's nurses must develop the crucial skills of correct medicines management and calculations in order to provide safe care to their patients. This book specifically supports pre-registration students in meeting the required competencies for medicines management needed to pass formal assessment and qualify as a children's nurse. It is clearly structured around the NMC Essential Skills Clusters for medicines management, covering legal aspects, drugs calculations, administration, storage, record keeping, introductory pharmacology, patient communication and contextual issues in medication. The book is written in user-friendly language and uses patient scenarios to explain concepts and apply theory to practice.

Transitions in Nursing - E-Book

Preparing for Professional Practice
Author: Esther Chang,John Daly
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729580822
Category: Medical
Page: 384
View: 2963
DOWNLOAD NOW »
New edition of the essential text for senior nursing students transitioning to professional nursing practice. Now in its third edition, the popular Transitions in Nursing continues to recognise the issues and challenges faced by senior students making the transition to nursing practice. Transitions in Nursing, 3rd Edition: Preparing for Professional Practice offers motivating discussion and insight to facilitate the shift from university to the workplace. This third edition is restructured into three sections: From Student to Graduate; Skills for Dealing with the World of Work; and Organisational Environments. All chapters have been fully revised and updated with consistent pedagogical features. Themes addressed in the text include: learning to work in teams; understanding organisational structure; stress management for nurses; communication with patients and families; and professional development strategies. Also new to this new edition of Transitions in Nursing are two new chapters on Clinical Leadership and Continuing Competence for Practice. This new content reflects recent changes in Australian clinical practice, policies, procedures and National Registration requirements for nurses. Transitions in Nursing, 3rd Edition: Preparing for Professional Practice brings together a team of academics and clinical practitioners of the highest calibre. The text stimulates students’ and nurses’ interest in theory and concepts while providing strategies that can be tested and applied in nursing practice. • Consistent pedagogical features in each chapter, including: o Learning Objectives o Key Words o Introduction o Activities in body of the text o Conclusion o Short Case Studies followed by Reflective questions o Recommended Readings for further exploration of issues o Updated References

Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations


Author: American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470443715
Category: Medical
Page: 672
View: 7646
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations, Student Edition This comprehensive textbook provides a complete introduction to risk management in health care. Risk Management Handbook, Student Edition, covers general risk management techniques; standards of health care risk management administration; federal, state and local laws; and methods for integrating patient safety and enterprise risk management into a comprehensive risk management program. The Student Edition is applicable to all health care settings including acute care hospital to hospice, and long term care. Written for students and those new to the topic, each chapter highlights key points and learning objectives, lists key terms, and offers questions for discussion. An instructor's supplement with cases and other material is also available. American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) is a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association with more than 5,000 members representing health care, insurance, law, and other related professions. ASHRM promotes effective and innovative risk management strategies and professional leadership through education, recognition, advocacy, publications, networking, and interactions with leading health care organizations and government agencies. ASHRM initiatives focus on developing and implementing safe and effective patient care practices, preserving financial resources, and maintaining safe working environments.

A Nurse's Survival Guide to Mentoring E-Book


Author: Karen Elcock,Kath Sharples
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702047724
Category: Medical
Page: 320
View: 1508
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Are you mentoring students or other staff? This is an indispensable handbook for: both new and experienced mentors seeking practical advice academic staff who deliver mentorship programmes link lecturers who support mentors in practice. Guidance and tips on supporting and assessing Understanding accountability – mapping to NMC standards Skills focus, using case studies Hints, tips, insights and humour Supporting the student with a disability Using simulated learning The role of the sign-off mentor

ReadyRN E-Book

Handbook for Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness
Author: Tener Goodwin Veenema
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323079474
Category: Medical
Page: 320
View: 5161
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This color-coded, rapid-reference text includes all of the essential information you need to manage any disaster or emergency with mass casualties. Coverage of each category of disaster—weather-related, public health, infectious disease, chemical, biological, radiological/nuclear, and explosive—offers vital content on dealing with the injuries and nursing protocols for each scenario. Plus, information on disaster sites and clinical management prepares you to take action at the scene or in the hospital setting. Provides the need-to-know information on emerging infectious diseases, such as Swine Flu, including: Distinguishing Pandemic Influenza from annual seasonal influenza. Assessing and managing patients with quarantinable infectous diseases. Preventing further transmission. Critical Info feature highlights the most important points from each chapter.Assessment illustrations show characteristic symptoms and make it easy to identify signs of illness quickly. Icons alert you to important information to consider before approaching a patient, including personal risk, contagion, and reporting obligations. Color-coded sections and coordinated thumb tabs make it easy to find important information at a glance. Chapter outlines provide page references for each major section within the chapter. Glossary and Acronyms section includes the most commonly used acronyms and terms you’ll need in emergency situations. Family Disaster Plan appendix offers vital information on creating a personal disaster plan, and Family Risk icons alert you to dangers that may be carried to your family. Contacts appendix provides federal agency contact information, as well as space for you to fill in local emergency contacts for increased efficiency in a disaster.