Nursing Practice in Multiple Sclerosis Fourth Edition

Author: June Halper, MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826131484
Format: PDF, Docs
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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: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1934559849
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Nursing Practice in Multiple Sclerosis: A Core Curriculum, 2nd Edition was written for nurses preparing to take the MS certification exam given under the auspices of the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses (IOMSN), and for everyone involved, or becoming involved, in the field of MS treatment and care. Developed as a companion to Comprehensive Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis, 2nd Edition and Advanced Concepts in Multiple Sclerosis Nursing Care, this guide will help readers learn about the history of MS, its diagnosis, management, and current theories regarding the immunologic basis for the disease.

Comprehensive Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis

Author: June Halper, MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826118530
Format: PDF, Docs
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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

Multiple Sclerosis

Author: Moses Rodriguez
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199740461
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Multiple sclerosis offers proven, effective treatments for specific presentations and symptoms of multiple sclerosis along with a pathophysiological explanation of why they work. It bridges a needed gap between overly simplistic therapy manuals and basic science texts that discuss human disease only insofar as it mimics what is observed in animal models of the disease in the laboratory. Additionally, it seeks to offer an efficient integrative approach to symptomatic treatment to avoid over-medication and side effects. It discusses the heterogeneous causes of the disease and the need to develop individualized treatments that address the basic pathophysiologic processes that characterize each patient's disease with the future goal of individualized medicine"--Dust jacket.

Building a Culture of Patient Safety Through Simulation

Author: Kathleen Gallo, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826169074
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"This book provides a dynamic and comprehensive interprofessional approach to building a culture of safety by using simulation across clinical and education spheres in healthcare... This is a comprehensive guide and resource for healthcare organizations, educators, and diverse interprofessional healthcare team members to use to improve patient safety efforts to adapt to the ever-changing, complex world of healthcare. Its practical application is pertinent in transforming the education and practice of medicine, nursing, and other health-related fields... Weighted Numerical Score: 99 - 5 Stars!" Patricia West, MS, BSN Michigan State University College of Nursing Doody's Medical Reviews ì[The authors] have brought together a core group of national leaders to produce what I think is a paradigm-busting book that will help to transform education at the graduate level in medicine, nursing, and all related fields. The book speaks expertly about the high fidelity of simulation training, the need for synthetic models, the adult learning theory behind the debriefÖit is a manifesto about where we must go as an interprofessional team, caring for the patient of the future.î From the Foreword, by David B. Nash, MD, MBA Dean, Jefferson School of Population Health Philadelphia, PA This groundbreaking book reflects the accomplishments of an internationally recognized leader of innovation regarding interprofessional clinical learning through simulation. Based on the North Shore-LIJ Health System corporate university experience, the book describes how this organization used simulation to successfully tackle the major interprofessional health issue of our time: patient safety. This health system created a transformative simulation center that involves nurses, doctors, and related health professionals whose work in clinical teams has resulted in measurable improvements in all aspects of clinical decision-making, critical thinking, teamwork, and communication skillsótoward the ultimate goal of improved patient safety. Key Features: Describes in detail a groundbreaking system of achieving patient safety that uses interprofessional clinical learning through simulation Detailed case studies using concrete methods and examples illustrate the application of theory to practice Presents simulations scalable to any size organization and for use by health care professionals in all specialties Includes theoretical foundations and practical applications for teaching and learning Focuses on interprofessional cooperation and learning

Mscn Exam Preparation

Author: Adama B Yansaneh Mscn
Publisher: Elitecare Group, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780997836110
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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 Nursing International Certification Examination

Author: Adama B Yansaneh Mscn
Publisher: Elitecare Group, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780997836127
Format: PDF
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This book- "Multiple Sclerosis Nursing International Certification Examination: A Step by Step Guide on How to Prepare for and Pass the MSCN Exam" is designed to help you, the MSCN Exam Candidate, learn or hone your test taking strategies, to increase your chances of "Acing" the MSCN exam. You will be familiar with critical test taking strategies to focus on, as you prepare to take this very important exam. The book will give you a step by step guide on the best ways to study for your certification examination. You will get information about important resources that will prove to be very helpful to anyone preparing to take the MSCN Exam! The book has Practice Test Questions that are written to simulate the format of questions found in actual certification examinations. The Blueprint of the Multiple Sclerosis Nursing International Certification Examination, as outlined in the MSNICB Exam Handbook, was a point of focus during the creation of this book. The test taking strategies outlined in this book can be used succcessfully to challenge most other Nursing Certification Exams. These test taking tips and strategies are detailed, thorough and time-tested. As a Certified Registered Nurse, I have time and again used the ideas in this book to successfully pass Certification Exams in Multiple Sclerosis Nursing, Infusion Nursing, Case Management Nursing and Critical Care Nursing, each at just one attempt! This book, and my other book titled, "MSCN Exam Preparation: 150 Test Review Questions," are invaluable study materials for the Multiple Sclerosis Nursing International Certification Examination. I firmly believe that both of these books will be very helpful to MSCN Exam Candidates, who want to prepare incredibly well, to leave no stone unturned, to elevate the chances of "Acing" the Multiple Sclerosis Nursing Certification Examination!

Middle Range Theory for Nursing Fourth Edition

Author: Mary Jane Smith, PhD, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826159923
Format: PDF, Docs
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Three-time recipient of the AJN Book of the Year Award! Praise for the third edition: “This is an outstanding edition of this book. It has great relevance for learning about, developing, and using middle range theories. It is very user friendly, yet scholarly." Score: 90, 4 Stars -Doody's Medical Reviews The fourth edition of this invaluable publication on middle range theory in nursing reflects the most current theoretical advances in the field. With two additional chapters, new content incorporates exemplars that bridge middle range theory to advanced nursing practice and research. Additional content for DNP and PhD programs includes two new theories: Bureaucratic Caring and Self-Care of Chronic Illness. This user-friendly text stresses how theory informs practice and research in the everyday world of nursing. Divided into four sections, content sets the stage for understanding middle range theory by elaborating on disciplinary perspectives, an organizing framework, and evaluation of the theory. Middle Range Theory for Nursing, Fourth Edition presents a broad spectrum of 13 middle range theories. Each theory is broken down into its purpose, development, and conceptual underpinnings, and includes a model demonstrating the relationships among the concepts, and the use of the theory in research and practice. In addition, concept building for research through the lens of middle range theory is presented as a rigorous 10-phase process that moves from a practice story to a conceptual foundation. Exemplars are presented clarifying both the concept building process and the use of conceptual structures in research design. This new edition remains an essential text for advanced practice, theory, and research courses. New to the Fourth Edition: Reflects new theoretical advances Two completely new chapters New content for DNP and PhD programs Two new theories: Bureaucratic Caring and Self-Care of Chronic Illness Two articles from Advances in Nursing Science documenting a historical meta-perspective on middle range theory development Key Features: Provides a strong contextual foundation for understanding middle range theory Introduces the Ladder of Abstraction to clarify the range of nursing’s theoretical foundation Presents 13 middle range theories with philosophical, conceptual, and empirical dimensions of each theory Includes Appendix summarizing middle range theories from 1988 to 2016

Suicide Assessment and Treatment

Author: Dana Alonzo, Ph.D.
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826116994
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Suicide is an event that cannot be ignored, minimized, or left untreated. However, all too often mental health professionals and health care practitioners are unprepared to treat suicidal clients. This text offers the latest guidance to frontline professionals who will likely encounter such clients throughout their careers, and to educators teaching future clinicians. The book discusses how to react when clients reveal suicidal thoughts; the components of comprehensive suicide assessments; evidence-based treatments such as crisis intervention, cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and more; and ethical and legal issues that may arise. Case studies, exercises, quizzes, and other features make this a must-have reference for graduate level courses. Key topics: Risk and identification of suicidal behaviors across the lifespan (children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly) The links between suicidality and mental illness (psychotic disorders, mood disorders, and substance abuse) Suicide risk among special populations (military personnel, LGBTQ individuals, the homeless, and more) A model for crisis intervention with suicidal individuals

All in one Nursing Care Planning Resource

Author: Pamela L. Swearingen
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323262864
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.