• Applying Nursing Process

    Applying Nursing Process, 8e

    The Foundation for Clinical Reasoning

    Rosalinda Alfaro-LeFevre
    Because 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.
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  • ECG Facts Made Incredibly Quick!

    ECG Facts Made Incredibly Quick!, 2e

    Lippincott
    Updated 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.
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  • Charting Made Incredibly Easy!

    Charting Made Incredibly Easy!, 4e

    Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

    In its Fourth Edition, Charting Made Incredibly Easy! provides up-to-the-minute guidelines on documentation in a comprehensive, clear, concise, practical, and entertaining manner. The book reviews the fundamental aspects of charting such as the medical record, the nursing process, and legal and professional requirements, guidelines for developing a solid plan of care, and the variety of charting formats currently being used. It also addresses the specific requirements for charting in acute care, home care, and long-term care and rehabilitation settings. Special elements found throughout the book make it easy to remember key points. This edition includes new information on cultural needs assessment, HIPAA, National Patient Safety Goals, and electronic health records.

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  • Charting: An Incredibly Easy! Pocket Guide

    Charting: An Incredibly Easy! Pocket Guide

    Springhouse

    Charting: An Incredibly Easy! Pocket Guide provides time-starved nurses with essential documentation guidelines in a streamlined, bulleted format, with illustrations, logos, and other Incredibly Easy! features. The book is conveniently pocket sized for quick reference anytime and anywhere.

    The first section reviews the basics of charting, including types of records, dos and dont's, and current HIPAA and JCAHO regulations. The second section, alphabetically organized, presents hundreds of examples and guidelines for accurately charting everyday occurrences. Logos include Help Desk best practices tips; Form Fitting completed forms that exemplify top-notch documentation; Making a Case documentation-related court cases; and Memory Jogger mnemonics.

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  • Diagnostic Test Facts Made Incredibly Quick!

    Diagnostic Test Facts Made Incredibly Quick!

    Springhouse

    Diagnostic Test Facts Made Incredibly Quick! provides instant access to essential information on more than 400 diagnostic tests. The book fits comfortably into a pocket, and the wipeable page surface allows nurses to write notes and remove them easily.

    Distinctively colored tabs identify the major sections: Basics, Blood, Urine, Cultures, Imaging, and Other including ECG and EEG. Tests are listed alphabetically within each section. Each listing includes the purpose of the test; normal reference values for men, women, and children, including SI values; critical values; and nursing considerations. Scores of quick-reference charts and illustrations are included.

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  • Diagnostic Tests Made Incredibly Easy!

    Diagnostic Tests Made Incredibly Easy!, 2e

    Springhouse

    Thoroughly updated with the latest tests and clinical information, this Second Edition has everything nurses need to know to provide high-quality patient care before, during, and after a diagnostic test. The book includes hundreds of diagnostic tests organized by category. It concisely explains why and how each test is performed, what the normal findings are, what abnormal findings may mean, how to prepare a patient for the test, how to perform or assist with the test, and how to monitor a patient after the test. Eye-catching logos, illustrations, charts, memory joggers, and quick quizzes reinforce learning.

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  • ECG Interpretation: An Incredibly Easy! Workout

    ECG Interpretation: An Incredibly Easy! Workout

    Springhouse

    ECG Interpretation: An Incredibly Easy! Workout features scores of lifelike ECG strips and over 250 enjoyable practice exercises to help readers master ECG interpretation. A perfect companion to ECG Interpretation Made Incredibly Easy!, this workbook uses the light-hearted Incredibly Easy! writing style that makes learning and reviewing complex information less threatening and more fun.

    Chapters test the reader's knowledge of essential ECG topics, including ECG fundamentals, arrhythmia interpretation, arrhythmia treatment, and 12-lead ECGs. Readers maneuver through a variety of practice exercises that will suit different learning styles, including labeling, placing graphic procedure steps in sequence, crossword puzzles, and matching games. Nurse Joy and other host characters offer coaching and encouragement.

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  • ECG Interpretation: An Incredibly Visual! Pocket Guide

    ECG Interpretation: An Incredibly Visual! Pocket Guide

    Lippincott

    The latest spinoff of the Incredibly Easy! Series®, the Incredibly Visual! Pocket Guides are compact, carry-anywhere references that use stunning full-color photos and illustrations and brief, easy-to-read text to present must-know clinical concepts. Ideally suited for visual learners, the information is easy to learn and recall because the visual images leave a lasting impression, and most topics are covered on a two-page spread.

    ECG Interpretation: An Incredibly Visual! Pocket Guide presents the basics of interpreting various rhythm types such as sinus, atrial, junctional, ventricular, and AV blocks. Coverage includes must-know information on ECG changes in specific cardiac disorders such as myocardial infarction, in electrolyte imbalances, and with a pacemaker. Interpretation tips and life-threatening arrhythmias are highlighted throughout.

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  • Lippincott Nursing Procedures

    Lippincott Nursing Procedures, 7e

    Lippincott

    Lippincott Nursing Procedures, 7e, is a start-to-finish guide to more than 400 nursing procedures--from basic to advanced.  This reference outlines every procedure, lists equipment, details each step, and includes rationales and cautions to ensure patient safety and positive outcomes.  Concise, clear content targets key information needed to perform procedures safely and accurately at the bedside. Tips, alerts, checklists, illustrations, and tables provide clarity and quick access to key procedural information.  Organized alphabetically for easy accessibility, the book includes basic and advanced procedures on key topics, including infection control, specimen collection, physical treatments, drug administration, IV therapy, and hemodynamic monitoring, as well as procedures related to body systems such as chest tubes, peripheral nerve stimulation, and intra-abdominal pressure monitoring.


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  • A Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests

    A Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, 10e

    Frances Fischbach

    Fischbach’s A Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, Tenth Edition, is an easy-to-navigate text that promotes the delivery of safe, effective, and informed care for patients undergoing diagnostic tests and procedures. Organized the way a nurse thinks—by specimen and function—this proven book describes an extensive array of tests for diverse populations, providing step-by-step guidance on correct procedures, tips for accurate interpretation, and expert information on patient preparation and aftercare. A Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests 10/e is the ideal reference or point of care guide, for either education or practice setting.

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  • Nurse's Quick Reference to Common Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests

    Nurse's Quick Reference to Common Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests, 6e

    Frances Fischbach, Marshall B. Dunning
    Ideal for use in clinical and classroom settings, this portable quick reference provides an alphabetic listing of common laboratory and diagnostic tests, along with nursing interventions. Using a consistent, easy-to-use format, this updated Sixth Edition offers a unique focus on the nurse’s role in performing, evaluating, or assisting with tests at every stage in the process, including pre-test, intra-test, and post-test periods.
                                                                                                    
    Updated throughout to reflect the latest standards in testing, the Sixth Edition features alternate indexes that make it easy to find information in a number of different ways, streamlined content for quicker access, new drug interactions boxes, useful online ancillary resources, and more.
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  • Nursing Care Plans

    Nursing Care Plans, 7e

    Transitional Patient & Family Centered Care

    Lynda J Carpenito