Clinical Skills Manual for Maternity and Pediatric Nursing

Author: Marcia L. London,Jane W. Ball,Ruth C. Bindler,Michele R. Davidson,Michele W. Davidson

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780134257006

Category: Maternity nursing

Page: 240

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District Nursing Manual of Clinical Procedures

Author: Liz O'Brien

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444361198

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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"This manual, the first of its kind focused on district nursing, provides the means to build competence and confidence in nurses new to the community, or developing their skills. The comprehensive and evidence-based content provides essential information for competence in key areas of district nursing." —From the Foreword, by Rosemary Cook CBE, Hon D Lett, MSc, PG Dip, RGN Director, The Queen's Nursing Institute Clinical skills are a fundamental aspect of district nursing care. The District Nursing Manual of Clinical Procedures is a practical, evidence-based manual of clinical skills which reflects the unique challenges of district nursing care within the patient's home. It provides a comprehensive resource for all district nurses, community nurses, students and healthcare professionals involved in the district nursing team, enabling them to practice competently and confidently and deliver clinically effective, person-centred care. The District Nursing Manual of Clinical Procedures addresses the complexity of district nursing care and encompasses key aspects of clinical practice, including decision making in areas that district and community nurses often struggle with or find difficult when they are on their own in a patient's home. It utilises the latest clinical research and expert clinical knowledge to address these challenges, and to provide the underlying theory and evidence for district nursing care. Key features Evidence-based manual of practical clinical skills in district nursing care Clear, user-friendly and easy to understand Contains recommendations for expert care within a patient's own home Addresses key concerns of district and community nurses working on their own within a patient's home Encompasses key aspects of district nursing care Placed in the context of person-centred care All procedures include the rationale for each action - 'why' as well as 'how' This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.

Critical Care Manual of Clinical Procedures and Competencies

Author: Jane Mallett,John Albarran,Annette Richardson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118496132

Category: Medical

Page: 592

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This manual is aimed at all healthcare practitioners, from novice to expert, who care for the critically ill patient, recognising that different disciplines contribute to the provision of effective care and that essential knowledge and skills are shared by all practitioners. It provides evidence-based guidelines on core critical care procedures and includes a comprehensive competency framework and specific competencies to enable practitioners to assess their abilities and expertise. Each chapter provides a comprehensive overview, beginning with basic principles and progressing to more complex ideas, to support practitioners to develop their knowledge, skills and competencies in critical care.

OSCE and Clinical Skills Handbook

Author: Katrina F. Hurley

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: 9781926648156

Category: Medical

Page: 411

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Most medical schools use this form of evaluation as early of the first year of medicine. This text was designed as a study aid for medical students preparing for clinical skills exams. Colour insert added featuring dermatology photos for practical clinical use. Increase use of evidence-based examination skills where possible. Skills differentiated into essential skills and advanced skills. Enhanced coverage of general women's health in OB/GYN chapter.

Ambulatory Care Procedures for the Nurse Practitioner

Author: Margaret R Colyar,Cynthia R Ehrhardt

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803629869

Category: Medical

Page: 519

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Here is a collection of the procedures most commonly performed by adult and family nurse practitioners in the ambulatory care setting. Written in an easy-to-understand style, it offers step-by-step instructions with rationales, illustrations, and clinical tips. A handy reference tool for the student, novice, or experienced nurse practitioner in any clinical setting - See more at: http://www.fadavis.com/product/nursing-nurse-practitioner-advanced-ambulatory-care-procedures-colyar-ehrhardt#sthash.ryTaL3R4.dpuf

The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures

Author: Lisa Dougherty,Sara Lister

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118745922

Category: Medical

Page: 1032

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Written with the qualified nurse in mind, the 9th edition of The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures provides up–to–date, detailed, evidence–based guidelines for over 200 procedures related to every aspect of a person's care including key information on equipment, the procedure and post-procedure guidance, along with full colour illustrations and photos. Contains the procedures and changes in practice that reflect modern acute nursing care Includes thoroughly reviewed and updated evidence underpinning all procedures Organised and structured to represent the needs of a patient along their care pathway Integrates risk-management into relevant chapters to ensure it is central to care Also available as an online edition (www.rmmonline.co.uk)

The Clinical Nurse Specialist Handbook

Author: Patti Rager Zuzelo

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449657842

Category: Medical

Page: 386

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Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition. The Clinical Nurse Specialist Handbook, Second Edition is a comprehensive resource designed exclusively for clinical nurse specialists. Completely revised and updated, it delves more deeply into topics covered in the first edition, winner of the 2007 AJN Book of the Year award. As the CNS role continues to evolve, opportunities and challenges will emerge. Readers gain valuable insight and learn effective strategies to manage the day-to-day responsibilities and complexities associated with continuous quality improvement, patient safety initiatives, chairing meetings, and teaching. The text provides practical advice using real-world CNS scenarios to facilitate learning and positively influence care outcomes. It also contains information and tools to help students expand their knowledge and succeed professionally. Chapters address issues such as workplace violence

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Examination and Practical Skills

Author: James Thomas,Tanya Monaghan

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191044547

Category: Medical

Page: 772

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Fully updated and revised for its second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Examination and Practical Skills is the only truly comprehensive pocket guide to all aspects of history taking, physical examination, practical procedures, data interpretation, and communication skills. Packed with expert knowledge and practical guidance it gives realistic advice on coping with common situations. The handbook is structured to allow rapid reference of key information, and to aid understanding with concise and practical clinical guidance. Full colour throughout, it includes over 140 detailed photographs and diagrams of all common examination skills to show you exactly what you need to do and the theory, practice and complications for each. More photos have been included, with over half completely new and specially produced for this edition. Each system chapter covers applied anatomy, history, examination, and the presentation of common and important disorders. Data interpretation covers the basics of x-rays, ECGs and other key areas. A new chapter on the eyes is included along with the sections on body language and non-verbal communication, and the section on practical procedures has been expanded. This handbook will help to ensure you have the confidence and skill to carry out an 'A' grade examination every time.

Mosby's Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests - E-Book

Author: Kathleen Deska Pagana,Timothy J. Pagana

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323446647

Category: Medical

Page: 1162

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Writing care plans, understanding and performing tests, and interpreting test results is made easier with Mosby’s Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests, 6th Edition. This essential resource provides clear, concise overage of over 700 of the most commonly performed diagnostic and laboratory tests. Valuable in academic and clinical settings alike, it is beloved for its full-color design, user-friendly organization, and illustrations that help clarify keep concepts. Updated and streamlined content with new tests ensures you have the most relevant information. A new Diagnostic Testing for the Most Common Diseases section highlights the integration of medical testing as it relates to the top diseases or clinical syndromes. Tests are presented comprehensively and consistently, in a sequence that best simulates priorities in clinical practice. UNIQUE! Clinical Priorities boxes emphasize priorities and procedure considerations specific to understanding and performing tests. UNIQUE! Test Results and Clinical Significance sections describe the significance of the test findings and discuss the pathophysiology of the disease process and how it relates to the test result. UNIQUE! Home Care Responsibilities boxes focus on post-test factors for consideration. UNIQUE! Related Tests sections list additional tests related to the main test — including tests that provide similar information, confirmatory information, and other tests used to evaluate the same organ, disease process, or symptom complex. UNIQUE! Critical Values sections indicate test values of particular significance. UNIQUE! Icons indicate drugs that increase or decrease test values and patient teaching priorities. Age-Related Concerns boxes address pediatric and geriatric priorities. NEW and UPDATED! New tests have been added and outdated tests have been removed to reflect current best practices. NEW! A Diagnostic Testing for the Most Common Diseases section highlights the integration of medical testing as it relates to the top diseases or clinical syndromes.

Nurse Practitioners

Clinical Skills and Professional Issues

Author: Mike Walsh

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical

ISBN: 9780750688017

Category: Medical

Page: 381

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This title is directed primarily to health care professionals outside the United States. it is a comprehensive text for nurse practitioners that integrates the required clinical skills with professional and theoretical issues in one book. It uses a systems approach to cover the most frequently presenting problems that the nurse practitioner will encounter. The scope of the book then widens to include psychological and emotional problems as well as the special needs of children and those patients with chronic health problems. Using a practical approach the content is based on current best evidence. The book has been derived from the editors' experience as a course team running the RCN Institute BSc Nurse Practitioner course in Lancaster and Carlisle. Comprehensive coverage of the new clinical skills that NPs will need in their expanding roles will give them confidence and enable them to pass their courses Highly illustrated with clear line drawings to aid understanding and learning Subject experts have contributed to various chapters to ensure that best practice is given throughout End of chapter summaries aid revision Reference lists facilitate further study Fully updated in line with clinical and policy developments and includes new material in the form of research studies and literature The pharmacology content of each chapter has been increased to reflect the development of nurse prescribing and the growth of patient group directives New chapters on: Blood Disorders, Endocrine Disorders, Common Paediatric Problems, Common Mental Problems New user friendly page design and layout

Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Nurses

Author: Laura G. Leahy,Christian G. Kohler

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 158562991X

Category: Medical

Page: 560

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Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Nurses offers a holistic approach to psychopharmacological prescribing from a nursing perspective and is the only text designed especially for Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (P.M.H.-A.P.R.N.s). The Manual is grounded in the belief that given their nursing background and their personalized approach to the individual, P.M.H.-A.P.R.N.s are uniquely qualified to offer symptom-based treatment within the context of an individual's medical and psychological care. A comprehensive resource for advanced practice nurses, mental health practitioners, general practitioners, and consumers, this book possesses many useful features, including the following: A logical, easy-to-use format that guides the reader through the most common psychiatric conditions, presenting the diagnostic criteria and neurobiology of the relevant disorder, pharmacological choices and recommendations on monitoring, side effects to consider, and treatment of special populations, including those with medical illnesses. A special chapter devoted to culturally sensitive psychopharmacology that offers information on the role of culture in mental health, wellness, and illness and provides culturally sensitive assessment techniques and other treatment strategies PMH nurses can use to minimize stigma; address health care disparities; and improve patient adherence, satisfaction, and outcomes. A chapter that addresses complementary and alternative pharmacotherapies -- vital because a significant percentage of patients may be using herbal preparations, which present serious implications for the prescribing clinician. Appendices covering drug dosing equivalencies, pharmacogenetics, psychiatric rating scales, and other helpful resources. The core philosophy of the advanced practice nursing field is that health care should be individualized, focusing not only on patients' conditions but also on the effects those conditions have on patients' lives and the lives of their families. The Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Nurses offers readers the most current information on psychopharmacological treatment in an accessible, easy-to-use format grounded in the principles and practices of holistic nursing.

The Hematology/Oncology Nurse Practitioners' Manual Second Edition

Author: David G. Morrison, M.D.,Ph.D.

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 1626527490

Category: Medical

Page: 502

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Co-Authors Jack E. Saux III, M.D., Margaret Saux, Pilar M. Morrison RPh, Melissa Pennebaker CRNP This is a quick reference how to manual. It provides an outline for those teaching a new CRNP. For the CRNP it is a go to book for daily use. It also addresses some of the more difficult topics frequently encountered daily such as difficult patients and/or families and burn-out. Modern care of those with blood or malignant disorders is very much a team effort. This book is designed to help our colleagues who have chosen to be Nurse Practitioners to have a quick reference guide to many of the common clinical conundrums encountered in clinical practice. It is supposed to help not only with the technical nuts and bolts but also to help handle the emotional trauma of this field as well. It is not intended to replace the input of collaborating physicians. In fact, the test section has been designed to force communication and teaching.

Maternal and Child Nursing Care

Author: Marcia L. London,Patricia W. Ladewig,Michele Davidson,Ruth C. Bindler,Jane W. Ball,Kay Cowen

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780134167220

Category:

Page: 1752

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"For courses in maternal and child nursing care in any nursing program" Help students think like nurses with maternal-newborn and pediatric clients As nursing courses are shortened and clinical experiences become more limited, time is increasingly precious to both students and faculty. Designed to support faster, more efficient learning in condensed courses, " Maternal & Child Nursing Care "presents key content about maternal-newborn nursing, women s health, and pediatric nursing topics in an accurate, readable way. Throughout this family-focused text, special attention is paid to health promotion, home/community care, patient and family education, clinical reasoning, evidence-based practice, and cultural competence. Engaging features help readers learn and retain essential concepts in a short period of time. The straightforward approach allows students to focus on what is most important developing the essential skills and abilities to practice nursing in fast-changing healthcare environments. Also available with MyNursingLab(r) MyNursingLab is an an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to engage students in the Maternal/Newborn Nursing course and improve results. Its guided learning path is proven to help students think like a nurse as they move beyond memorization to true understanding through application. NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyNursingLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyNursingLab, search for: 0134449711/ 9780134449715 "Maternal & Child Nursing Care" Plus MyNursingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 5/e consists of 0134167228 / 9780134167220 "Maternal & Child Nursing Care" 0134449045 / 9780134449043 MyNursingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for "Maternal & Child Nursing Care" "

Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice

Author: Sandra M. Nettina

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 146982700X

Category: Medical

Page: 1880

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A classic text since it was first published in 1974, the Lippincott Manual for Nursing Practice (LMNP) has provided essential nursing knowledge and up-to-date information on patient care for nearly 40 years. Now in its 10th edition, this full-color text continues to serve as the most comprehensive reference for practicing nurses and nursing students worldwide. Often referred as the 'Lippincott Manual' or simply the 'Lippincott', the LMNP is widely used as a procedure manual for many healthcare institutions (contains 157 Nursing Procedure Guidelines). It is also widely regarded as the Gold Standard for nursing practice in the classroom. Organized into five major parts, LMNP presents a comprehensive reference for all types of core nursing care. Part 1: Nursing Process & Practice; Part 2: Medical-Surgical Nursing; Part 3: Maternity & Neonatal Nursing: Part 4: Pediatric Nursing; Part 5: Psychiatric Nursing. Content is evidence-based with supporting articles highlighted in actual entries and procedure guidelines. Official Guidelines that shape practice are incorporated in to the content and include those from the National Institutes of Health, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, American Nurses Association, Joint Commission, AWHONN, and others. A companion Website includes full text, an image bank, and drug-related NCLEX®-style questions, FDA updates, and new clinical studies.

NP Notes

Nurse Practitioner's Clinical Pocket Guide

Author: Ruth McCaffrey,Ellis Quinn Youngkin

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803624816

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Must-have information! With an emphasis on prescribing and using tests to diagnose disorders, the information you need every day.

Laboratory Manual for Physical Examination & Health Assessment

Author: Carolyn Jarvis

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323395961

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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Get hands-on practice with physical examination and assessment skills! Corresponding to the chapters in Carolyn Jarvis' Physical Examination & Health Assessment, 7th Edition, this lab manual offers a variety of activities, exercises, and checklists to prepare you for the skills laboratory and clinical setting. And with the new NCLEX® exam-style review questions, you’ll be ready to apply your knowledge and to succeed on the NCLEX exam. A variety of learning activities test your understanding with multiple-choice, short answer, fill-in-the-blank, matching, and review questions. Clinical objectives for each chapter help you study more efficiently and effectively. Regional write-up sheets familiarize you with physical examination forms and offer practice in recording narrative accounts of patient history and examination findings. Anatomy labeling exercises offer additional practice with identifying key anatomy and physiology. Narrative summary forms reflect the charting format used for narrative accounts of health history and for physical examination findings. A comprehensive glossary provides fast, easy access to key terminology and definitions. Reading assignments help you review corresponding chapters in the textbook and include page references. Audio-visual assignments tie videos of specific examination procedures to practical applications in the lab. NEW NCLEX® exam-style review questions help to prepare you for the NCLEX exam. NEW evidence-based guidelines reflect a focus on conducting the most effective, qualitative exams. NEW content on the Electronic Health Record, charting, and narrative recording includes examples of how to document assessment findings.

Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Skills

Author: Sudha C. Patel,Kim A. Jakopac

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 144961356X

Category: Medical

Page: 544

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Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Skills guides nursing students and practicing nurses towards enhancing fundamental psychiatric nursing skills competency in specific assessment and interventions for the selected psychiatric disorders. A nursing skill book in a manual format, this text is handy at the clinical site and encourages readers to translate their theoretical knowledge and psychiatric nursing skills into clinical practice. Topics include therapeutic communication techniques, assessment and interventions for depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and suicide attempts, and crisis management skills for psychiatric emergencies. Included in the appendices are essential insights into ego defense mechanisms, Erickson’s Psychosocial Developmental Stages, Freud’s Stages of Psychosexual Development, and Piaget’s Stages of Cognitive Development.

The Advanced Practice Nurse Cardiovascular Clinician

Author: Kelley M. Anderson, PhD, FNP

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826138586

Category: Medical

Page: 891

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Focusing on the interdisciplinary team, this cardiovascular resource provides evidence-based knowledge and guidance for advanced practice nurses in a variety of care settings. Its clinically relevant and directly applicable information is presented in an accessible and well-organized format. The book encompasses clinical findings, diagnostic testing, state-of-the-art procedures, and therapeutic interventions commonly utilized in inpatient and outpatient clinical cardiology. It is specifically designed to meet the informational needs of advanced practice registered nurse providers and students including family nurse practitioners, adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, and clinical nurse specialists. The resource covers the range of cardiovascular conditions, both chronic and acute. It discusses the interdisciplinary cardiovascular care team; explains the cardiovascular history and clinical examination in nearly step-by-step detail; analyzes clinical findings; details common stable and urgent conditions; describes the preoperative cardiovascular evaluation; advises on the selection and appropriateness of laboratory evaluations and cardiovascular diagnostic studies; provides an overview of state-of-the-art procedures, including electrophysiology; and assesses therapeutic interventions, including lifestyle, pharmacotherapeutics, and invasive techniques. It supports the development of clinical judgment skills and therapeutic decision-making by considering the challenges presented through advances in technology and the increasing complexity of diagnostic procedures. An appendix features tables of relevant and essential cardiovascular guidelines for quick reference. Key Features: Details current and cutting-edge practices and contemporary issues in cardiovascular care Applies evidenced-based research findings to clinical practice Compares diagnostic testing options and therapeutic interventions Clarifies complex topics through use of tables, algorithms, images, and lists Identifies pertinent studies and resources for cardiovascular care Describes common cardiac procedures and screening methods Supports the development of clinical judgment skills and therapeutic decision-making

Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing

Author: Robert Crouch OBE,Alan Charters,Mary Dawood,Paula Bennett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192519549

Category: Medical

Page: 832

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Emergency nursing requires rapid assessment and decision-making. Often nurses are required to make sense of considerable amounts of information and act on it. The Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing provides an essential resource when time is short and the need for practical clinical guidance is paramount. This second edition has been fully updated to reflect new guidelines and approaches which have impacted emergency nursing in recent years. This handbook provides clear, focussed information that will aid all areas of patient assessment and management in emergency care. The concise format will enable the reader to quickly locate the information needed and provides alerts regarding critical 'must-dos' for ill adults and children. The skills section provides a quick summary of the many clinical skills needed in emergency care, ideal as an introduction for the uninitiated and as a refresher for skills performed infrequently. Additionally, this second edition has been expanded to cover nursing in major trauma and emergencies in the elderly. This handbook will empower nurses to deliver excellence in emergency care. Written by practising nurses and subject experts, the Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing is a unique and invaluable companion for qualified and student nurses, and to all health care professionals working in the emergency care setting.