Clinical Skills

Author: Elsevier
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780323529174
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Learn to master the most important nursing skills before you ever step foot in the clinical environment. Clinical Skills: Health Assessment Collection is an engaging, web-based learning tool that guides users through 16 of the most important nursing skills for health assessment. Each skill in the collection uses the same seven-part framework to walk you through every aspect of the skill. From special patient and safety considerations to the equipment and techniques used in the skill, this assembly of high-definition videos, interactive learning tools, and in-depth explanations will leave you with a 360-degree understanding of how to safely and effectively perform each skill.

Fundamentals of Nursing

Author: Barbara L Yoost
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323296890
Format: PDF, Mobi
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There’s a new fundamentals text in town. One that centers on simple language, active learning, and a fresh new way to help you truly understand, apply, and retain important nursing information and concepts. Introducing the brand new Fundamentals of Nursing text from Yoost and Crawford. Written in a warm and conversational style, this innovative text starts by guiding you towards a basic understanding of the nursing profession and then logically progresses through the nursing process and into the safe and systematic methods of applying care. Each chapter features realistic case studies and critical thinking exercises woven throughout the content to help you continually apply what you’ve learned to actual patient care. Conceptual care maps further your ability to make clinical judgments and synthesize knowledge as you develop plans of care after analyzing and clustering related patient assessment data. All of this paired with a wealth of student-friendly learning features and clinically-focused content offers up a fundamentally different — and quite effective — way for you to easily master the fundamentals of nursing. UNIQUE! Active learning approach centers on case studies and critical thinking exercises that are woven throughout each chapter to ensure readers are able to apply chapter content to broader nursing concepts and realistic patient scenarios. UNIQUE! Simple to complex progression of information starts by guiding readers towards a basic understanding of the nursing profession and then logically progressing through the nursing process and into the safe and systematic methods of applying care. UNIQUE! Warm, conversational style devoid of repetitive discussions and unnecessary information slows down the pace of information to give readers time to critically think and master all fundamental concepts and skills. UNIQUE! Conceptual care maps require readers to develop a plan of care after analyzing and clustering related patient assessment data. This unique learning tool assists readers in recognizing the importance of each type of assessment data and furthers your ability to make clinical judgments and synthesize knowledge about the whole patient. Learning objectives carried throughout the chapter features the objective being showcased at the start of the chapter, tied to headings throughout the chapter, and once again reinforced at the close of the chapter. Nursing Skills sections provide information on the purpose, procedures, evidence-based practice, special circumstances, and more for a variety of important nursing skills — all supported by rationales, photos, and illustrations. Nursing Care Guidelines highlight information (including background, procedural concerns, documentation concerns, and evidence-based practice) and resources to reduce risk and ensure safety for the patient and nurse. Diverse mix of clinically focused boxes are incorporated throughout each chapter.

Mosby s Drug Guide for Nursing Students with 2016 Update

Author: Linda Skidmore-Roth
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323172970
Format: PDF, ePub
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Find the reliable, in-depth drug information you need! Mosby's Drug Guide for Nursing Students, 11th Edition with 2016 Update keeps you up to date with this constantly changing field by providing information on more than 4,000 generic and trade name drugs - including 20 new FDA-approved drugs. Each drug monograph includes complete dosing, administration, and nursing process information, so you'll always be sure that you're practicing medication safety. In fact, what sets this handbook apart is its detailed coverage of rationales and explanations, drug-specific nursing diagnoses, and IV drug information. From trusted nursing pharmacology expert Linda Skidmore-Roth, the Drug Guide also includes a companion website with how-to videos, NCLEX? exam-style questions, patient teaching guidelines, and more. More than 4,000 generic and trade-name drugs are profiled, covering almost every drug you will administer in practice or in clinicals. Comprehensive drug monographs include generic names, Rx or OTC availability, pronunciations, U.S. and Canadian trade names, functional and chemical classification, controlled-substance schedule, do-not-confuse drugs, action, uses, unlabeled uses, dosages and routes, available forms, side effects, contraindications, precautions, pharmacokinetics, interactions (including drug/herb, drug/food and drug lab test), nursing considerations, and treatment of overdose. Alphabetical organization by generic name provides quick and easy access to vital information. Common and life-threatening side effects are organized by body system, showing signs to watch for during assessments. Black Box Warnings provide alerts to dangerous or life-threatening adverse reactions. Safety Alert icon highlights the most critical interactions and side effects. UNIQUE! Full-color inserts show how drugs work and provide fast access to basic intravenous administration techniques and skills. Coverage of IV drug administration highlights dosage and IV administration instructions, including safety considerations and Y-site, syringe, and additive compatibilities. Nursing Process steps are used as the framework for organizing all nursing care information. A companion website includes updates with recently approved drugs, videos and animations, drug dosage calculators, NCLEX? exam-style questions, Canadian drug information, patient teaching guidelines, and more. A table with complete pharmacokinetic information includes the mechanism and absorption of the drug as well as its action, duration, and excretion. Flexible, water-resistant cover provides durability in the clinical setting. 20 NEW monographs provide up-to-date content on added or newly released drugs. Thousands of new and updated drug facts cover areas such as doses, side effects, interactions, and nursing considerations. Ethnic alert icon indicates safety information specific to populations of varying ethnicities. Student resources on the Evolve companion website include video clips of medication administration via IV, injection, oral, topical, and drops; animations of how drugs act in the body; and safety content relating to the most common medication errors.

Fundamentals of Nursing

Author: Patricia A. Potter
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323399916
Format: PDF, Kindle
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It’s your complete guide to nursing — from basic concepts to essential skills! Fundamentals of Nursing, 9th Edition prepares you to succeed as a nurse by providing a solid foundation in critical thinking, evidence-based practice, nursing theory, and safe clinical care in all settings. With illustrated, step-by-step guidelines, this book makes it easy to learn important skills and procedures. Care plans are presented within a nursing process framework, and case studies show how to apply concepts to nursing practice. From an expert author team led by Patricia Potter and Anne Griffin Perry, this bestselling nursing textbook helps you develop the understanding and clinical reasoning you need to provide excellent patient care. 51 skills demonstrations provide illustrated, step-by-step instructions for safe nursing care — and include rationales for each step. 29 procedural guidelines provide streamlined, step-by-step instructions for performing basic skills. UNIQUE! Critical Thinking Models in each clinical chapter show how to apply the nursing process and critical thinking to achieve successful clinical outcomes. Evidence-Based Practice chapter shows how nursing research helps in determining best practices. UNIQUE! Caring for the Cancer Survivor chapter prepares nurses to care for cancer patients who may still face physical and emotional issues. Case studies include unique clinical application questions and exercises, allowing you to practice using care plans and concept maps. The 5-step nursing process provides a consistent framework for care, and is demonstrated in more than 20 care plans. 15 review questions in every chapter test your retention of key concepts, with answers available in the book and on the Evolve companion website. Practical study tools on Evolve include video clips of skills, skills checklists, printable key points, a fluid & electrolytes tutorial, a concept map creator, an audio glossary, and more. UNIQUE! Clear, streamlined writing style makes complex material more approachable. More than 20 concept maps show care planning for clients with multiple nursing diagnoses. Key points and key terms in each chapter summarize important content for more efficient review and study. Unexpected Outcomes and Related Interventions for each skill alert you to potential problems and appropriate nursing actions. Delegation coverage clarifies which tasks can and cannot be delegated. A glossary provides quick access to definitions for all key terms.

Simulation Learning System for Rn 2 0

Author: Elsevier
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780323356183
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Simulation Learning System (SLS) for RN 2.0 is an online toolkit designed to help nursing programs effectively incorporate simulation into their curriculum. This comprehensive product offers over 200 simulation scenarios that correspond to Elsevier's market-leading texts in each core nursing discipline: Nursing Health Assessment, Nursing Fundamentals, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, OB-Peds Nursing, Women's Health Nursing, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Leadership, and Community. It also offers detailed instructions for preparation and implementation of the simulation experience, debriefing questions that encourage critical thinking, and learning resources to reinforce comprehension. Bridge the gap between lecture and clinicals with Elsevier's Simulation Learning System (SLS) for RN 2.0. STUDENT ACCESS ONLY - INSTITUTIONAL LICENSE REQUIRED. 201 Full simulation scenarios correspond to Elsevier's market-leading nursing texts in each core nursing discipline: 51 scenarios for Medical-Surgical Nursing 21 scenarios for OB Nursing 33 scenarios for Pediatric Nursing 50 scenarios for Nursing Health Assessment 18 scenarios for Nursing Fundamentals 12 scenarios for Psychiatric Nursing 13 scenarios for Community 3 scenarios for Leadership Robust EHR platform (powered by SimChart) will now house the skills drills and patient records for simulation. More than 600 skills drills give you additional opportunities to practice and master core skills prior to simulation. Each drill includes documentation exercises connected with the skill, so you'll get more experience working within the EHR. Pre- and post-simulation activities help you prepare and reinforce understanding after simulation. NEW! One course containing all SLS for RN content (so only one access code will be needed) NEW! Scenarios for community health nursing and leadership/management Reviewed/updated content NEW! Scenario Finder application, with connections to curricular concepts NEW! Simulation Playground for practice with documentation NEW! Moulage Manual Over 86 moulage recipes Full-color photos NEW! Concept Search Tool Find scenarios by nursing concept Includes simulation, classroom, clinical, and skills activities Direct access to Implementation Modules and Facilitator's Packets

Vsim for Nursing Medical Surgical

Author: Wolters Kluwer Health
Publisher: Lww
ISBN: 9781469871097
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This ISBN is for vSim for Nursing, Medical-Surgical, Two-Year Access Card An interactive, personalized simulation experience Develop clinical decision-making skills, competence, and confidence with vSim for Nursing, co-developed by Laerdal Medical and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins for nursing students. Designed to simulate real nursing scenarios, vSim for Nursing allows interaction with patients in a safe, realistic environment. Online interactive virtual simulations with integrated curriculum resources provide a full simulation learning experience. Access suggested reading material from trusted Lippincott sources, pre-simulation and post-simulation quizzes, documentation assignments that can be used in Lippincott DocuCare, and guided reflection questions to gauge student understanding and support improved competence through remediation. The virtual simulation is self-directed, with a variety of nursing actions included, for an individualized learning experience. Actions during the simulation are recorded, resulting in a personalized feedback log to help identify areas of strengths or needed improvement. Throughout the simulation scenario, SmartSense links to additional learning opportunities are available through evidence-based, point-of-care content from Lippincott Advisor and Lippincott Procedures. With vSim for Nursing, discover a unique simulation experience designed to improve competence, confidence, and success in patient-centered care. Further enhance your learning experience with simulation scenarios and simulators from Laerdal Medical and additional curriculum resources from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins for a comprehensive course solution!

Mosby s Nursing Skills Quick Cards

Author: Anne Griffin Perry
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN: 9780323046152
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Based on the trusted Potter & Perry textbooks, these unique cards are a must for student nurses in the skills lab or in their first clinicals. The essential elements of 75 key nursing skills are presented in a clear and concise format that's perfect for a quick, last minute review before actually performing the skills or before exams. Concise, consistent format for each skill features an overview, supplies list, Nurse Alerts, and streamlined step-by-step actions. Addresses the 75 skills that students are likely to be most anxious about performing for the first time. Gloving logo visually reminds students when clean gloves are needed. Nurse Alerts highlight important information for patient safety and effective skill performance. Quick Reference for Standard Protocol card summarizes essential steps required before, during, and after every nursing skill. Overview of CDC Hand Hygiene Guidelines reminds students of the how and when to perform hand hygiene at all levels of client interaction. Full-color design and over 100 vibrant illustrations bring concepts to life. Sturdy, slick cards are durable enough to stand up to repeated use, plus the convenient storage box keeps cards safe when not in use. A handy vinyl sleeve protects two cards for easy reference in the clinical setting. Pre-punched holes in cards make storage on a ring quick and easy.

Clinical Calculations

Author: Joyce LeFever Kee
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323390846
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Accurate drug calculations start here! Clinical Calculations With Applications to General and Specialty Areas, 8th Edition covers all four major drug calculation methods ratio & proportion, formula, fractional equation, and dimensional analysis. It also includes practice problems not only for general care but also for specialty areas such as pediatrics and critical care. A new chapter covers insulin administration, and concise, illustrated information includes the latest medications, drug administration techniques, and devices. Written by a team of experts led by Joyce Kee, Clinical Calculations makes it easy to understand drug calculation and emphasizes patient safety above all else.Coverage of all four major drug calculation methods ratio & proportion, formula, fractional equation, and dimensional analysis allows you to apply the method that works best for you.Updated information on drug administration techniques and devices helps you master the latest techniques of drug administration, including oral, intravenous, intra-muscular, subcutaneous, and other routes.Updated drug information ensures you are familiar with the most commonly used drugs in clinical practice."Caution "boxes alert you to problems or issues related to various drugs and their administration.Information on infusion pumps enteral, single, multi-channel, PCA, and insulin helps you understand their use in drug administration."Calculations for Specialty Areas" section addresses the drug calculations needed to practice in pediatric, critical care, labor and delivery, and community settings.Detailed, full-color photos and illustrations show the most current equipment for IV therapy, the latest types of pumps, and the newest syringes.A comprehensive post-test allows you to test your knowledge of key concepts from the text.NEW "Insulin Administration" chapter provides a guide to administering injectable drugs.NEW practice problems, drugs, drug labels, and photos keep you up to date with today s clinical practice.NEW! Updated QSEN guidelines and The Joint Commission standards help in reducing medication errors and in providing safe patient care. "

Nursing Health Survival Guide Essential Clinical Skills

Author: Susan Carlisle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317905571
Format: PDF, Docs
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Whether you’re a student nurse on clinical placement or a healthcare worker on a busy ward, you need practical guidance at your fingertips, fast! This pocket-sized guide will help you to provide safe, effective, everyday patient care. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.