The Foundation for Clinical ReasoningRosalinda Alfaro-LeFevreRead MoreBecause principles of nursing process are the building blocks for all care models, the nursing process is the first model nurses need to learn to “think like a nurse.” This trusted resource provides the practical guidance needed to understand and apply each phase of the nursing process, with an increased emphasis on developing both critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills. With an easy-to-follow and engaging writing style, the author provides strategies, tools, and abundant examples to help nurses develop the skills they need to thrive in today’s complex health care setting.
Lippincott Williams & WilkinsRead More
Cardiovascular care is one of the most demanding and complex areas of nursing practice. The wide-ranging, accessible and attractive pedagogy of Cardiovascular Care Made Incredibly Easy helps student nurses achieve a thorough understanding of this subject. Adapted for the UK, this book is packed with illustrations, chapter overviews, memory joggers and quick quizzes, which bring together the broad base of knowledge whilst targeting key information that the learner nurse needs to be confident in cardiovascular care.
Drawing on current UK guidance, Cardiovascular Care Made Incredibly Easy is rooted soundly in current standards of practice. It is an essential resource for any nurse new to cardiovascular care in the UK, as well as those wishing to refresh their knowledge.
Patric Devitt, John ThainRead More
Children's and Young People's Nursing Made Incredibly Easy! is a handy reference book in the award-winning Incredibly Easy! style—perfect for those entering or needing a refresher in children's nursing, a core subject for nurses.
The particular conditions, skills, and practice of sick children's nursing are a common component of nurse training, and the curricula for sick children's nursing courses include a heavy emphasis on family-centred care, health promotion and communication skills. This book organizes developmental concerns and childhood disorders in an intuitive way, while weaving a family-centred approach to practice throughout the material.
Taking a developmental approach, the latest information on more than 100 paediatric disorders is included, highlighting collaborative management opportunities that identify appropriate involvement of other health care team members, so vital in clinical practice today.
This informative text assists the nurse in dealing with situations unique to children's care: psychosocial structures of families, common milestones in development, childhood hospitalizations and terminal illnesses, and dosage calculations and techniques for administering medications to children.
Children's and Young People's Nursing Made Incredibly Easy! is for all degree and diploma nursing students.
Mhairi HastingsRead More
Mapped to the NMC Essential Skills Clusters, Clinical Skills Made Incredibly Easy! presents, clearly and concisely, the essential clinical skills for safe and professional nursing practice. The book begins with fundamental skills covering the patient's hospital stay, specimen collection, aseptic technique and wound care, and medicines management. The text then focuses on procedures related to specific body systems. Each procedure is presented in the same easy-to-follow format. The last section details a range of other skills essential for competent practice. Quizzes at the end of each topic enable readers to evaluate their learning.
This handy reference is perfect for nurses entering or needing a refresher in critical care nursing. The book presents the latest information on more 100 critical care disorders in the award-winning Incredibly Easy! style, with light-hearted humour, memory joggers, recurring icons to emphasize key points, and numerous quick-scan tables, illustrations, and flow charts.
The Review of Adult Critical Care Nursing concluded that every critically ill patient should have skilled critical care nursing available, either to care directly for them or to advise on the care required to meet their needs. As a result, pre-registration curricula have been revised to ensure all nurses are exposed to critical care environments, and are competent in critical care skills.
The systems-based approach matches the UK nursing curriculum, and stresses the team-based approach to critical care.
LippincottRead MoreUpdated with new treatments and algorithms, ECG Facts Made Incredibly Quick! Second Edition provides instant access to information that every nurse needs for safe patient care. The book fits comfortably into a pocket, and the wipeable page surface allows nurses to write notes and remove them easily. Coverage includes basic electrocardiography including cardiac conduction, lead placement, and heart rate calculation; rhythm strip interpretation; causes, signs and symptoms, interventions, and treatment for arrhythmias; 12-lead and 15-lead ECG interpretation; ECG changes with angina, MI, pericarditis, and bundle branch block; and antiarrhythmic drugs, pacemakers, and ICDs. Scores of ECG waveforms, treatment algorithms, and charts are included. Distinctive-colored tabs identify each section.
Emergency Nursing Made Incredibly Easy! covers the fundamental aspects of emergency care nursing. Presented in a logical and user-friendly manner, the book has been adapted fully so that the content is placed firmly in the UK context for education and practice. The book covers the basics of triage, such as the evidence-based triage process, and holistic care issues, such as cultural andpsychological support considerations. Subsequent chapters focus on physiological systems, covering shock, trauma & musculoskeletal, cardiac, respiratory, neurological, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, gynaecological & childbirth, maxillofacial and ophthalmic, and general environmental emergencies.
Concepts of Altered StatesCarol PorthRead MoreClear, readable, and student-friendly, Essentials of Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States, 4e delivers “need to know” disease content, along with the essential foundation in science that nursing, physician assistant, pharmacology, advanced health science, and medical students need to succeed in their future careers. Approaching the topic as an exploration of pathophysiology, the book relates normal body functioning to the physiologic changes that occur as a result of disease and provides concise yet complete coverage of how the body works.
The Fourth Edition builds on the book’s extremely successful art program and the “Understanding” feature and incorporates summary concept boxes after each section. In addition, an expanded, robust, and flexible suite of supplements, including a Study Guide, over 40 advanced 3-D narrated animations, prepU, and Lippincott’s CoursePoint, provide students with all the tools they need to succeed.
Amy M. KarchRead MoreFully adapted for the UK, this text presents essential pharmacology concepts in a streamlined, user-friendly fashion. Organized by body system, the book explains the rationale for each drug class's therapeutic actions, contraindications, and adverse effects, using the British National Formulary as its reference guide. Each chapter opens with learning objectives and ends with questions to reinforce learning. Illustrations, tables, side bars, and boxes summarize concepts and focus attention on critical thinking, patient safety, evidence-based practice, lifespan issues, patient teaching, and case study-based critical thinking exercises.
Pat Berridge, Catherine LiddleRead More
Fundamentals of Nursing Made Incredibly Easy is an invaluable reference book, covering all the core topics of nursing.
This book provides comprehensive coverage of the theoretical foundations of nursing, the nursing process, basic nursing skills, physiological patient care (oxygenation, self-care and hygiene, mobility and exercise, comfort from pain, rest and sleep, skin integrity, nutrition, and urinary and bowel elimination), and the latest nursing concepts, including evidence-based practice and critical thinking.
Fundamentals of Nursing Made Incredibly Easy is packed with reader-friendly features including abundant illustrations, cartoons, checklists, quick quizzes, memory joggers and chapter summaries. Drawing on current UK guidance, it is an essential resource for nursing students, or those needing a refresher in the fundamentals of nursing.
A Case Study ApproachBessie L. Marquis, Carol J. HustonRead MoreThis concise essentials text, written by the authors of the popular Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing, equips new nurses with invaluable leadership and management tools they need on the job. Developed for Associate Degree and LVN/LPN level nursing students, all case studies are aimed no higher than the charge nurse management level. An easy read with clear displays and tables, which emphasize core knowledge, this is an invaluable tool for the new nurse. Common stumbling blocks, such as effective time management, are addressed clearly and simply, and students will benefit from the practiced authors' own experience and skill. Reflective Questions in each chapter encourage the nurse to examine her own values, beliefs, and actions in developing common nursing management skills. The free accompanying ancillary package for students and instructors includes NCLEX-style chapter review questions, a test generator, an ebook, and a PowerPoint presentation, along with suggestions for responding to each of the case studies and reflective questions.
Judith M. Schultz, Sheila L. VidebeckRead MoreAn outstanding resource for students and practicing nurses, the Ninth Edition of Lippincott’s Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Plans contains 52 nursing care plans that address the most commonly encountered behaviors in psychiatric–mental health nursing. An excellent tool to introduce students to clinical psychiatric experience, the Manual demonstrates use of the nursing process in psychiatric nursing and gives suggestions for specific interventions—with rationale—to address particular behaviors, giving the student a sound basis on which to build clinical skills. Covering a range of problems and a variety of approaches, the care plans are meant to be adapted and individualized in planning nursing care for each client. The Ninth Edition has been thoroughly updated and includes new information on complementary and alternative medicine and using the internet; as well as new or expanded appendices on psychopharmacology; side effects of medications and related nursing interventions; and schizoid, histrionic, narcissistic, and avoidant personality disorders.
Janice Rider Ellis, Celia Love HartleyRead MoreNow in its Fifth Edition, this text is designed to teach nursing students to apply effective decision-making, leadership, delegation, prioritization, and patient management skills to real-world practice situations. With its emphasis on critical thinking and collaborative decision making, this book has been highly successful in building students' problem-solving and management abilities. The book is in full color and has light-hearted illustrations that teach key concepts in a memorable way. Icons highlight legal/ethical, cultural, and safety considerations. Numerous examples and critical thinking exercises illustrate concepts and encourage students to apply what they have learned.
Sharon NurseRead More
Part of the popular Incredibly Easy! Series®, Maternal-Neonatal Care Made Incredibly Easy! UK Edition offers everything you need to know to perform competent and safe maternal and neonatal nursing care. It covers fundamentals, such as fetal development, legal issues, and ethical issues; family planning, including advantages and disadvantages to contraception methods; infertility; perinatal periods, from conception to labor; postnatal maternal and neonatal care and assessment; and more. It also features physiologic and psychologic adaptations to pregnancy, complications of labor and birth, complications of the postnatal period, and high-risk neonatal conditions.
Stacey Plichta Kellar, Elizabeth KelvinRead More
This text provides students with a solid foundation for understanding data analysis and specific statistical techniques. Focusing on the most current and frequently used statistical methods in today's health care literature, the book covers essential material for a variety of program levels including in-depth courses beyond the basic statistics course. Well-organized, clear text discussions and great learning tools help students overcome the complexities and fully comprehend the concepts of this often intimidating area of study.
Katherine MartynRead More
Nutrition plays a major role in health promotion, disease prevention and treatment in all patient care settings, and is a vital core subject for any nursing student seeking to qualify to enter the nursing register.
Nutrition Made Incredibly Easy! makes this complex topic both accessible and appetising! Covering both health promotion and clinical nutrition, it offers comprehensive information on nutritional care throughout the lifespan. Coverage includes the physiological processes that transform food into energy, nutrient metabolism and recommended allowances, assessment of nutritional status, and the needs of special patient populations.
This book has been fully adapted to the UK context for education and practice. With its wide range of reader-friendly features, it provides a fantastic and essential tool for nursing students.
Concepts of Altered Health StatesSheila GrossmanRead More
Featuring brilliant art, engaging new case studies, and dynamic new teaching and learning resources, this 9th edition of Porth’s Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States is captivating, accessible, and student-friendly while retaining the comprehensive, nursing-focused coverage that has made it a market leader. The book’s unique emphasis on “concepts" of altered health states, as opposed to factual descriptions of diseases and disorders, helps students grasp both the physical and psychological aspects of altered health.
Drawing on the expertise of new co-author Sheila Grossman, the Ninth Edition maintains its comprehensive depth, while paring down content where appropriate and replacing descriptive content with striking art. (Approximately 600 illustrations are new or have been re-rendered in a consistent modern style.) Also new to this edition are advanced 3D narrated animations that address the most clinically relevant and difficult to understand disorders, engaging unit-opening case studies that reinforce critical thinking and set the tone for the content to come, and a wide range of built-in study tools.Now, for the first time, Porth’s Pathophysiology is supported by PrepU, an adaptive learning system that help students learn more, while giving instructors the data they need to monitor each student’s progress, strengths, and weaknesses.
Cherie R. Rebar, Carolyn J. GerschRead More
Designed to help students become research-literate, evidence-based practitioners, this Fourth Edition of Understanding Research for Evidence-Based Practice takes a unique approach that mirrors the way practicing nurses intuitively read research reports. Beginning with the conclusion of a research article—the section that most directly addresses the clinical meaning of a research study—the book works “backward” through the sections of a research article.
Organized around student-centered questions, such as how conclusions were reached, which patients the conclusions apply to, and how the study was done, each chapter begins with a clinical case that identifies the clinical question the nurse is seeking to answer and one or two published research articles that directly relate to the clinical case.
This Fourth Edition features new online student resources, including interactive critiquing activities as well as video tutorials that demonstrate how to work through research studies and theories.