Saunders Guide to Success in Nursing School 2015 2016

Author: Susan C. deWit
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323358039
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Saunders Guide to Success in Nursing School 2015-2016 contains loads of organizational tools, clinical information, and helpful nursing school guidance all within one compact resource. The new edition also features the latest information on electronic documentation, computer-based testing, the flipped classroom, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, along with prefilled weekly, monthly, and yearly calendars to help you plan for the 2015-2016 school year. In all, this guide’s clinical tools and strategies for time management, studying, testing, and stress-reduction will significantly relieve the common aches and pains of nursing school and help you perform to your fullest potential both inside the classroom and throughout clinical practice. Important clinical references and assessment scales are highlighted to give you easy access to normal vital signs, lab values, abbreviations, measurements and conversions during clinicals. Common medication and IV therapy administration guidelines, TJC Do Not Use lists, and high alert medications emphasize medication safety from the beginning of nursing school. NCLEX Exam strategies prepare you for the alternate-format question types found on the current licensure exam. Advice on study skills, time management, and stress reduction techniques improve your focus and increase efficiency. Space-saving, compact design provides a clean and efficient layout that is easy to bring along to class and clinical rotations. NEW! Updated orientation section includes the newest developments in computer-based testing and flipped classroom settings. NEW! Thoroughly revised Clinical Reference section features updated information on electronic documentation and new content on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. NEW! Updated weekly, monthly, and yearly calendars for the 2015-2016 year help you keep an organized schedule.

Saunders Student Nurse Planner

Author: Susan C. DeWit
Publisher: Saunders
ISBN: 9781416047520
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Much more than just a calendar, Saunders Student Nurse Planner: A Guide to Success in Nursing School, Version 5 is a versatile organizational tool...a quick-reference nursing orientation handbook...and a telephone and address directory - all in one! This portable, affordable resource helps you to manage your time and perform to your fullest potential inside the classroom, during clinical sessions, and in practice. A variety of calendar options let you access your daily, weekly, and monthly schedules at a glance. A lined Day Planner helps you organize and keep track of all the details of your busy schedule. A self-contained, alphabetical directory organizes names, addresses, phone numbers, and other important data on all your personal, academic, and clinical contacts. An essential nursing school orientation section includes time management strategies, study tips, information on NCLEX® alternative format questions, and suggestions for dealing with stress. Clinical preparation tools help you get the most out of your clinical experience, addressing issues such as patient safety, communicating skills, patient teaching, and documentation and charting. An Aids to Success section includes a broad range of useful data and procedures, including: Commonly used abbreviations Basic Spanish phrases Fall risk assessment tool HIPAA requirements for confidentiality JCAHO safety guidelines Pain assessment tools Most commonly used IV fluids Scale of pitting edema Equianalgesic doses of opioids Use of the incentive spirometer Table of commonly used drugs and lab values Glasgow Coma Scale Body Mass Index Measurements and conversions Common laboratory test values Updated content, including 2007-2008 NANDA nursing diagnoses. MyPyramid - the new food pyramid from the USDA - offers you instant access to key nutritional guidelines.

Phlebotomy Exam Review

Author: Ruth E. McCall
Publisher: XYZ editeur/XYZ Publishing
ISBN: 9780781733540
Format: PDF, Docs
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This exam review, now in its Second Edition, prepares students for the major national certification exams in phlebotomy, including ASCP, NCA, ASPT, NPA, and AMT. In a comprehensive outline format, it includes content review and contains over 800 multiple-choice questions with answers and rationale. Also includes sample exams to encourage a comfort level in the test-taking environment. A CD-ROM with additional 150 sample test questions accompanies this helpful review manual.

Nursing Diagnosis Handbook

Author: Betty J. Ackley
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323390323
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Ackley’s Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care, 11th Edition helps practicing nurses and nursing students select appropriate nursing diagnoses and write care plans with ease and confidence. This convenient handbook shows you how to correlate nursing diagnoses with known information about clients on the basis of assessment findings, established medical or psychiatric diagnoses, and the current treatment plan. Extensively revised and updated with the new 2015-2017 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses, it integrates the NIC and NOC taxonomies, evidence-based nursing interventions, and adult, pediatric, geriatric, multicultural, home care, and client/family teaching and discharge planning considerations to guide you in creating unique, individualized care plans. Comprehensive, up-to-date information on all the 2015-2017 NANDA-I nursing diagnoses so you stay in the know. UNIQUE! Provides care plans for every NANDA-I approved nursing diagnosis plus two unique care plans for Hearing Loss and Vision Loss. Includes pediatric, geriatric, multicultural, client/family teaching and discharge planning, home care, and safety interventions as necessary for plans of care. Presents examples of and suggested NIC interventions and NOC outcomes in each care plan. UNIQUE! Care Plan Constructor on the companion Evolve website offers hands-on practice creating customized plans of care. 150 NCLEX exam-style review questions are available on Evolve. Promotes evidence-based interventions and rationales by including recent or classic research that supports the use of each intervention. Classic evidence-based references promote evidence-based interventions and rationales. Clear, concise interventions are usually only a sentence or two long and use no more than two references. Safety content emphasizes what must be considered to provide safe patient care. Step-by-step instructions show you how to use the Guide to Nursing Diagnoses and Guide to Planning Care sections to create a unique, individualized plan of care. List of Nursing Diagnosis Index in back inside cover of book for quick reference. Three-column index is easy to use. Easy-to-follow sections I and II guide you through the nursing process and selecting appropriate nursing diagnoses. Alphabetical thumb tabs allow quick access to specific symptoms and nursing diagnoses. NEW! Includes the new 2015-2017 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses, compete with 26 new diagnoses. NEW and UPDATED! Provides the latest NIC/NOC, interventions, and rationales for every care plan. EXPANDED! Additional information on concept based nursing and major nursing theories provides you with the knowledge you need for clinical success. EXPANDED! New content on QSEN, safety, and risk for infection keeps you up to date. NEW! In-depth coverage of wellness and primary prevention stresses the importance of health and wellness. NEW! Appendixes in the text provide you with valuable information in an easy-to-access location. NEW! Revised references in APA style.

Wong s Essentials of Pediatric Nursing

Author: Marilyn J. Hockenberry
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323429904
Format: PDF, ePub
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Known for its accuracy, evidence-based focus, and engaging writing style, Wong’s Essentials of Pediatric Nursing, 10th Edition has been the #1 title in the pediatric nursing market since it first published in 1980! Thoroughly revised to equip you with the latest research and guidelines for treating children today, it encourages a whole-body approach by beginning with child development and health promotion to better understand the later chapters on specific health problems. A new chapter featuring all systems cancers provides comprehensive information in one place. Nursing Care Plans now incorporate additional case studies to personalize interventions and promote critical thinking. A developmental approach clearly identifies key tasks, influences, and differences at each stage of a child’s growth to help students provide appropriate, individualized care for each child. UNIQUE! Critical thinking case studies allow you to test and develop your analytical skills in a variety of clinical situations. UNIQUE! Quality Patient Outcomes content in Nursing Care Management discussions for major diseases and disorders helps you understand how the care you provide directly impacts patient safety and promotes positive outcomes. Updated genetic content in the Developmental and Genetic Influences on Children chapter addresses rapidly changing and important information as it relates to children in health and illness. UNIQUE! Family focus includes a separate chapter on the role of the family in child health, family content throughout the text, and Family-Centered Care boxes that highlight information on patient teaching, home care, and incorporating the family in the child's care. UNIQUE! Translating Evidence into Practice boxes focus your attention on the application of research and critical thought processes to support and guide the outcomes of nursing care. UNIQUE! Atraumatic Care boxes guide you through performing procedures in a caring manner, promoting more positive experiences for children, families, and nurses. Drug Alerts throughout the text emphasize important drug information and point out potential safety issues. An emphasis on wellness offers health promotion and injury prevention strategies for each age group. Community Focus boxes provide resources and guidance on caring for children outside the clinical setting. Nursing Care Plans, including Nursing Diagnoses, Patient/Family Goals, Nursing Interventions/Rationales, and Expec1ted Outcomes, provide you with a model for planning patient care. Research Focus boxes help you remain abreast of current studies that impact pediatric nursing today. Cultural content, integrated throughout the text and highlighted in Cultural Considerations boxes, exposes you to customs and beliefs of different cultures that influence child care, enhancing your ability to provide quality nursing care to ALL children and their families. Nursing Tips throughout the text offer helpful hints and practical, clinical information of a non-emergency nature. Nursing Alerts throughout the text provide you with critical information that must be considered in providing care. UNIQUE! Emergency Treatment boxes serve as a quick reference in critical situations. Nursing Care Guidelines boxes provide you with clear, step-by-step, detailed instructions for performing specific skills or procedures.

Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX RN Examination

Author: Linda Anne Silvestri
Publisher: Saunders
ISBN: 9780323358514
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Part of the Saunders Pyramid to Success for NCLEX-PN series, this unique and comprehensive review program focuses specifically on material featured in the National Council of State Boards of Nursing's most recent NCLEX-PN test plan. The companion CD-ROM contains all 1,800 multiple-choice questions from the text plus over 1,200 additional practice questions.

Berry Kohn s Operating Room Technique

Author: Nancymarie Phillips
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323399274
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For over 50 years, Berry & Kohn s Operating Room Technique, 13th Edition has been the text of choice for understanding basic surgical principles and techniques. Highly readable, accurate, and comprehensive, it clearly covers the "nuts and bolts" of surgical techniques in a step-by-step format that makes it easy to effectively apply basic principles to clinical practice. Expert author Nancymarie Phillips emphasizes the importance of teamwork throughout, with practical strategies and examples of how cooperation among perioperative caregivers contributes to positive patient care outcomes. With a strong focus on thephysiologic, psychologic, and spiritual considerations of perioperative patients, this updated and expanded new editiongives students the knowledge they need to plan and implement comprehensive, individualized care.Detailed information on the fundamentals of perioperative nursing and surgical technology roles enhances your understanding of basic surgical principles and techniques.Emphasis on teamwork among perioperative caregivers encourages cooperation in attaining positive patient care outcomes.In-depth discussions ofpatients with special needs related to age or health status help you learn how to develop a plan of care tailored to the unique care parameters of all patients.Focus on thephysiologic, psychologic, and spiritual considerations of perioperative patientsgives you the knowledge you need to plan and implement comprehensive, individualized care.Content on perioperative patient care for both inpatient and ambulatory procedureshighlights key considerations for each setting, as well as for individual surgical procedures.Chapter outlines with page numbers, chapter objectives, and key terms and definitionshelp you quickly find important information and focus your study time.New illustrationsreflect new and changing perioperative procedures, and provide you with key safety information like how to maintain a sterile field, gown, and glove.Enhanced TEACH manual and extensive Evolve resources maximize classroom learning. All Evolve materials are highlighted within the text.Step-by-step coverage of the foundations of surgical techniques enables you to effectively apply basic principles to practice.Additional and updated tables and boxes call attention to the most important concepts from the text.References highlight the evidence-based practice approach used throughout the text.Enhanced! A strong safety focus includes increased coverage of malignant hyperthermia, bullying and zero-tolerance policies, airway fire, verbal orders, medications, patient identification, pharmacology for bariatric patients, calculating blood loss, National Patient Safety Goals, and more.NEW! ""Pros and Cons"" boxes provide the positive and negative aspects of specific perioperative practices, allowing nurses to better understand their choices in patient care. Improved!Emphasis on qualitygives you the most current information on magnet status, performing an effective 5-minute assessment, the nurse practitioner as first assistant, accurately marking specimens, patient positioning, surgical conscience, and working with outsiders inside the OR environment.NEW! Coverage of new equipment, including: sponge-counting machines, Lapra-TY, silver-infused dressings, neat suture books, and more.NEW! "Body Spectrum" added to Evolve site to help you review anatomy and physiology."

HESI Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX RN Examination

Author: HESI
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323394663
Format: PDF, ePub
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Want to cover EVERYTHING on the NCLEX-RN? HESI can help! The HESI Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 5th Edition provides a comprehensive, all-in-one review of the information you need to know to not only succeed on the NCLEX-RN exam but also on your program’s HESI exit exam. Written in an easy-to-read outline format, this trusted guide breaks down chapters by clinical areas and the concepts emphasized on the NCLEX-RN exam. Rationales are provided for any incorrect answers or areas of weakness to help strengthen your understanding. The companion Evolve website also offers 700 practice questions in both study and exam formats to give you valuable practice using the same electronic testing format you will face on the nursing school exit exam and on the NCLEX-RN exam. 700 NCLEX practice questions on the companion Evolve website include alternate item formats to provide a testing experience similar to the exit and NCLEX exams. Chapters organized by clinical area enables you to easily search for various topics to review. HESI Hint boxes spotlight important clinical information and concepts commonly tested on the NCLEX-RN exam. Critical thinking study questions (with rationales) reinforce key concepts and content. Fill-in-the-blank and prioritizing questions mirror the new alternate item format item types included on the NCLEX-RN exam. Pharmacology tables highlight the need-to-know drug therapy content emphasized on the NCLEX-RN exam. Consistent format and chapter organization make it easy to move between topics when reviewing. NEW! Updated content reflects the latest NCLEX-RN test plan. NEW! Updated medications and nursing interventions have been added based on the latest evidence-based practice. NEW! Revised chapter on pediatric nursing includes an updated immunization chart, referral websites, and new content on children with disabilities and chromosomal and genetic syndromes. NEW! Revised chapter on maternity nursing features updated CPR guidelines and medications for neonatal cardiac arrest, as well as new HESI Hints that reflect new modalities such as fetal cell-DNA analysis and current screening tools. NEW! Revised chapter on psychiatric nursing includes new information on autism spectrum disorders, as well as updates on DSM 5 changes. NEW! Revised chapter on geriatrics features new content on polypharmacy in the elderly, the Geriatric Depression Scale as an assessment tool, the Mini-Cog tool for mental status assessment, and new information on elder mistreatment in various settings.

Strategies Techniques Approaches to Thinking

Author: Sandra Luz Martinez de Castillo
Publisher: Saunders
ISBN: 9781416061526
Format: PDF, Docs
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Take your understanding to a whole new level with Pageburst digital books on VitalSource! Easy-to-use, interactive features let you make highlights, share notes, run instant topic searches, and so much more. Best of all, with Pageburst, you get flexible online, offline, and mobile access to all your digital books. Designed to help beginning students develop critical thinking skills for nursing practice, this workbook presents over 100 realistic case studies and scenarios like those commonly encountered in clinical practice. Using a straightforward approach and a variety of learning methods, it first establishes a fundamental knowledge base and then builds on that base step by step to develop your clinical reasoning skills. Working through the application, analysis, and synthesis of knowledge in clinical situations, you will also learn how to integrate the nursing process as it applies to critical thinking. Timely issues such as delegation, prioritization, documentation/charting, and patient safety are also covered. Step-by-step approach to developing critical thinking, clinical decision-making, and clinical reasoning, skills walks you through an instructor-led application of the author's research-based critical thinking model. Over 100 true-to-life progressive cases build as complications occur and encourage critical thinking skills in the clinical setting. Emphasis on prioritization and delegation helps you master these essential skills emphasized on the NCLEX® Examination. Integrated NCLEX® Examination review reinforces application of knowledge to clinical situations and prepares you for the state boards. NEW! Updated content throughout reflects the most current clinical practice, including nationally accepted clinical treatment guidelines. NEW! Enhanced organization features reorganized and renumbered clinical situations for easier navigation and improved clarity. NEW! Evaluation section (Section 7), now provided for students, helps reinforce skills developed throughout the book. NEW! In-text cues to the author's critical thinking model provide references to the research-based critical thinking model inside the front cover. NEW! Icons have been streamlined for greater consistency, clarity, and intuitiveness.