Nursing Practice in Multiple Sclerosis Fourth Edition

Author: June Halper, MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826131484
Format: PDF, ePub
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This completely revised fourth edition of a comprehensive core text for advanced health care practitioners is distinguished by its focus on the increasing role of the APRN in primary care of the multiple sclerosis (MS) patient, the importance of involving the interdisciplinary team in different aspects of care, and the imperative of early and aggressive symptom interventions. Written by expert clinicians in easy-to-read outline format, the text includes the most current diagnostic tools and strategies for managing the disease process in both physical and psychosocial areas, with an emphasis on helping MS patients cope with the disease through the teaching and implementing of self-care strategies. New content throughout includes a chapter on pain management, updated findings on primary care issues, neurologic complications, and the interrelated importance of interdisciplinary coordination, the role of ethics, professionalism, and the ability to deliver culturally competent care. New diagnostic tests and pharmacologic strategies provide an extensive arsenal of improved treatment options, and updated guidelines for managing symptoms address impaired mobility and bladder/bowel dysfunction. Updated pedagogical features include new chapter objectives, enhanced case examples, end-of-chapter review questions, and revised certification review questions. The text also serves as a practical review for nurses planning to take the MS nursing certification exam to become a multiple sclerosis certified nurse (MSCN). NEW TO THE FOURTH EDITION: Provides thoroughly updated content throughout Focuses on the role of the APRN in primary care Stresses the importance of early and aggressive symptom interventions Includes a new chapter on pain management Offers chapter objectives and review questions Provides enhanced case examples Serves as a reliable study review for the MSCN exam, with revised certification review questions Covers primary care issues and neurologic complications Stresses interdisciplinary involvement Illuminates new diagnostic tests and pharmacologic strategies, such as treatment of acute attacks, immune-modulating and symptomatic therapies, and nonpharmacologic interventions Presents updated guidelines for managing symptoms Emphasizes the role of nursing in helping patients achieve independence and improved life quality Includes new content on ethics, professionalism, and culturally competent care

Nursing Practice in Multiple Sclerosis

Author: June Halper
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826131478
Format: PDF, Docs
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"The only text to disseminate state-of-the-art MS treatment protocols for nursing clinicians including APRNs" This completely revised fourth edition of a comprehensive core text for advanced health care practitioners is distinguished by its focus on the increasingrole of the APRN in primary care of the MS patient, the importance of involving the interdisciplinary team in different aspects of care, and the imperativeof early and aggressive symptom interventions. Written by expert clinicians in easy-to-read outline format, the text includes the most current diagnostictools and strategies for managing the disease process in both physical and psychosocial areas, with an emphasis on helping MS patients cope with thedisease through the teaching and implementing of self-care strategies. New content throughout includes a chapter on pain management, updated findings on primary care issues, neurologic complications, andthe inter-relatedimportance of interdisciplinary coordination, the role of ethics, professionalism, and the ability to deliver culturally competent care. New diagnostictests and pharmacologic strategies provide an extensive arsenal of improved treatment options, and updated guidelines for managing symptoms addressimpaired mobility and bladder/bowel dysfunction. Updated pedagogical features include new chapter objectives, enhanced and more plentiful case examples, end-of-chapter review questions, and revised certification review questions. The text also serves as a practical review for nurses planning to take the MSnursing certification exam to become a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Nurse (MSCN). New to the Fourth Edition: Provides thoroughly updated content throughout Focuses on role of the APRN in primary care Stresses importance of early and aggressive symptom interventions Includes new chapter on pain management Offers chapter objectives and review questions Provides enhanced and plentiful case examples Serves as reliable study review for MSCN exam through revised certification review questions Covers primary care issues and neurologic complications for APRNs Stresses interdisciplinary involvement Illuminates new diagnostic tests and pharmacologic strategies such as treatment of acute attacks, immune-modulating and symptomatic therapies, andnon-pharmacologic interventions Presents updated guidelines for managing symptoms Emphasizes the role of nursing in helping patients to achieve independence and improved life quality Includes new content on ethics, professionalism and culturally competent care

Comprehensive Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis

Author: June Halper, MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826118530
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"This is an excellent resource for those caring for patients with MS. In addition to nurses, I could easily recommend this book to other physicians and, perhaps, even to patients." Score: 91, 4 stars --Doody's "This book represents the most current information on the care of the MS patientÖ.This will be an unparalleled resource for all nurses caring for MS patients and families." -Amy Perrin Ross, APN, MSN, CNRN, MSCN Among the many responsibilities of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) nurse, perhaps the most important is to help patients devise, learn, and implement self-care strategies to improve their wellness and quality of life. Taking a fresh perspective on the complex role of the MS nurse, this comprehensive clinical reference demonstrates how nurses can change the lives of patients with MS. This newly revised edition is completely reorganized, refocused, and updated throughout to provide a stronger focus on instilling hope in patients and helping them regain their independence. The special feature of this new edition is the incorporation of the Morgante Conceptual Framework of Hope, a model of care that helps nurses integrate the concept of hope into clinical practice. The book also illustrates how to deliver nursing care that is both culturally sensitive and life span appropriate. Key features: Uses detailed case studies to highlight the various roles of the MS nurse: the care provider, facilitator, advocate, educator, counselor, and innovator Incorporates the Morgante Conceptual Framework of Hope into every chapter Provides practical guidance on disease and symptom management, alternative medicine, sexuality and family planning, and pediatric patients Discusses how to maximize the effectiveness of pharmacotherapeutics

Nursing Practice in Multiple Sclerosis Third Edition

Author: June Halper, MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 082611928X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This updated edition of the core curriculum for nursing practice with multiple sclerosis (MS) patients presents the most current diagnostic tools and strategies for managing the disease process. It addresses both the physical and psychosocial changes with which MS patients must cope, and focuses on the role of nursing in helping patients to devise, learn, and implement self-care strategies. The book discusses the application of change theory to MS nursing and examines current theories regarding the immunologic bases of MS, its epidemiology, and genetics. Information is presented in an easy-to-read outline format along with case studies that further clarify the material. Each chapter begins with a list of objectives to facilitate learning. Nursing Practice in Multiple Sclerosis offers a vast reservoir of information for MS nurse specialists and students, providing an excellent day-to-day reference as well as a comprehensive review for nurses who intend to take the MS nursing certification exam. It is a companion volume to Comprehensive Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis and Advanced Concepts in Multiple Sclerosis Nursing Care. This updated edition includes: New diagnostic tests and pharmacologic strategies, including the treatment of acute attacks, immuno-modulating and symptomatic therapies, and nonpharmacologic interventions Updated guidelines for managing symptoms, such as impaired mobility and bladder/ bowel dysfunction A stronger focus on the role of nursing in helping patients to achieve independence, empowerment, and improved quality of life New content in ethics, professionalism, and delivering culturally competent care Updated references, thought-provoking certification questions, and new case studies

Clinical Teaching Strategies in Nursing Fourth Edition

Author: Kathleen B. Gaberson, PhD, RN, CNOR, CNE, ANEF
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 082611962X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title and Essential Purchase! Praise for the Third Edition: "I recommend this book as an introduction to new educators involved in clinical teaching." -Journal for Nurses in Staff Development The fourth edition of this highly acclaimed text continues to provide a comprehensive framework for planning, guiding, and evaluating learning activities for graduate and undergraduate nursing students in numerous clinical settings. A respected resource for clinical faculty, it addresses the distinct requirements of clinical learning as opposed to classroom learning and provides proven strategies to maximize clinical education. The revision features expanded content on teaching graduate students, regulatory issues affecting distance education, and the use of social media. It covers establishing and using dedicated education units (DEUs), the challenges of student access to electronic health records and documentation of care, and reducing the demands of clinical staff members when multiple students rotate through a particular setting. Additionally, this edition provides guidelines for using preceptors, evaluating multimedia, and observing students in practice; sample observation guidelines, learning assignments, and clinical learning activities; and sample policies for clinical evaluation and adherence to professional conduct standards. It includes the latest revisions of the NCLEX test plan and the AACN Essentials guidelines for nursing education. The instructor?s manual, which includes learning activities for each chapter and teaching suggestions, and PowerPoint presentations accompany the text. New to the Fourth edition: Two completely new chapters: the first "Developing Clinical Learning Sites," and the second "Pedagogical Technologies for Clinical Education" Expanded approaches for meeting the clinical needs of graduate students Regulatory issues affecting distance education across state lines Using social media Discussion of benefits of DEUs and practical suggestions for developing them as clinical teaching sites Important content regarding the NLN CNETM Examination Detailed Test Blueprint Challenges of student access to electronic health records Guidelines for using preceptors, evaluating multimedia, and student observation Sample observation guidelines, learning assignments, and clinical learning activities and sample policies for clinical evaluation and professional conduct standards

Mscn Exam Preparation

Author: Adama B Yansaneh Mscn
Publisher: Elitecare Group, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780997836110
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book, "MSCN Exam Preparation: 150 Test Review Questions," is designed to simulate the content and number of questions present in the actual Multiple Sclerosis Nursing International Certification Examination. These Practice Test Questions are prepared with the Blueprint of the MSNICB Exam Handbook in mind and on hand. The questions are designed to cover relevant exam content material, as outlined in the MSNICB Exam Handbook. The book is meant to provide the MSCN Exam Candidate with tremendous value, to help prepare for the Multiple Sclerosis Nursing Certification Examination, using the best tools on hand, to increase the chances of "Acing" the MSCN Exam at the very first attempt! This book is as an excellent source of practice review for the Multiple Sclerosis Nursing Certification Exam. I firmly believe that the 150 Practice Test Questions and Answers in this book, will be of tremendous benefit to MSCN Exam candidates, when used accordingly to study for this very important exam.

Multiple Sclerosis

Author: Rosalind Kalb
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1934559156
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The thoroughly revised and updated fourth edition of the classic Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have, The Answers You Need continues to be the definitive guide for everyone concerned with this diseaseOCothose who have MS, those who share their lives with someone who has it, and all healthcare professionals involved with its management. It covers a wide range of topics in an accessible question and answer format that allows people to easily find the information they need."

All in one Nursing Care Planning Resource

Author: Pamela L. Swearingen
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323262864
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Features nursing care plans for all four core clinical areas. This unique presentation makes this a must-have care plans book for nursing students.

Designing Clinical Research

Author: Stephen B. Hulley
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1469840545
Format: PDF
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Designing Clinical Research sets the standard for providing a practical guide to planning, tabulating, formulating, and implementing clinical research, with an easy-to-read, uncomplicated presentation. This product incorporates current research methodology--including molecular and genetic clinical research--and offers an updated syllabus for conducting a clinical research workshop. Emphasis is on common sense as the main ingredient of good science. The book explains how to choose well-focused research questions and details the steps through all the elements of study design, data collection, quality assurance, and basic grant-writing.

Medical Aspects of Disability

Author: Herbert H. Zaretsky
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826197870
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Designated a Doody's Core Title!. Medical Aspects of Disability is a true interdisciplinary textbook, representing collaboration between experts from many professions and specialties. An overview of themes and principles of rehabilitation is provided. Numerous disabling conditions and disorders are covered not only from clinical but also functional, psychological, and vocational perspectives. Special topic chapters address important new trends and processes within the field of rehabilitation and health care at large. The book is designed as a resource for rehabilitation professionals across many disciplines. Each chapter provides concise but significant coverage of topics, and extensive references to facilitate further exploration. The book can be used as a textbook and as a reference tool for the practitioner. With the field's increasing move toward evidence-based practice, a need for information in the areas of accreditation and outcome measurement has arisen. In response, the editors have added an essential special topics chapter detailing the importance of the accreditation process as a fundamental component of the quality assurance and improvement process. This is an excellent resource as both a textbook and reference guide, to inform and assist graduate and undergraduate students (physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, social work, psychology, nursing, vocational counseling, therapeutic recreation, hospital administration), as well as practitioners, about the most current information on the etiology, and clinical symptoms of a wide variety of medical and disabling conditions.;index