Advanced Concepts, Trends, and OpportunitiesPamela R JeffriesRead MoreWhile confronting many challenges related to changes in health care, higher education, and clinical practice, nurse educators are exploring new opportunities for innovative teaching/learning methods, new clinical models, and educational practices to provide high-quality education to promote optimal, quality patient care. Clinical simulations can provide health care educators one approach to create student-centered, experiential environments that engage and prepare the learner for real-world practice.
Clinical Simulations in Nursing Education: Advanced Concepts, Trends, and Opportunities provides chapters authored by expert simulation researchers, educators, and users to shed light on important advancements and emerging topics in clinical simulation including:
Enhanced interprofessional education and practice through simulation
Expansion of clinical simulation globally
Development of a good business plan and consideration of the economic model of a simulation center
Research and evaluation of clinical simulation
Certification of educators and accreditation of simulation centers
This sensitively written book offers a wealth of insight and practical advice for nurses in every specialty and setting providing end-of-life care. Nurses will learn how to address patients' spiritual concerns, ensure that physical needs are met, help patients maintain their dignity, and provide emotional support to grieving families. Nurses will also learn how to cope with their own feelings about dying and end-of-life care.
Coverage includes stages of dying, nursing interventions for palliative care, pain control, alternative therapies, physical and psychological signs of grieving, and more. Vignette insights from the well-known end-of-life specialist Joy Ufema offer advice on giving compassionate care.
What It Is and What It Is NotFlorence NightingaleRead MoreWritten by nursing's brilliant first theorist/researcher and first published in 1859, Notes on Nursing: What It Is and What It Is Not is regarded as nursing's first textbook. An ideal gift for anyone in nursing, this special edition contains the original text in its entirety with commentaries by 12 prominent nursing theorists. Beautifully bound with marbled end pages, gilded edges, and a ribbon book marker.
Pediatric Facts Made Incredibly Quick, 2e is the quick reference every nurse wants and needs. The soft, protective spiral-top binding permits quick access to information and a flat surface for reading. The wipeable surface allows the nurse to make notes on any page and remove them with an alcohol wipe. Pediatric Facts MIQ, 2e, covers topics every pediatric nurse uses every day and needs quickly for safe care, including age-related developmental milestones; adaptations in assessment techniques for pediatric patients; normal assessment findings for each age-group; abuse assessment; pediatric vital signs; pain assessment; immunization schedules; laboratory test results; conversions, calculations, injection sites, I.V. therapy, and infusion rates for pediatric patients; poison and falls prevention; emergency measures, including CPR and pediatric advanced life support (PALS); and basics such as temperature and weight conversion charts, nutritional guidelines, common terms, an English-Spanish quick reference guide, and an easy, quick-to-use index.
Challenges and OpportunitiesCarol J. HustonRead MoreDesigned to be used in both pre- and post-licensure nursing programs, Professional Issues in Nursing: Challenges and Opportunities 4e has an undiluted focus on professional issues in nursing and includes many timely workplace issues, workforce issues, legal and ethical issues, nursing education, and issues related to professional power and furthering the nursing profession. Unlike “issues and trends” textbooks that cover everything from nursing research to nursing theory, this text is devoted to the “hot topics” of the time which allows students to be “in the know” rather than be in the camp of students unprepared to maneuver the political and social issues that impact their role as a nurse.
80 Inspiring Stories on the Art and Science of NursingAmerican Journal of NursingRead MoreOffering life- and career-changing moments in nurses’ lives, the 80 true stories in Reflections on Nursing reveal nursing at its most demanding and fulfilling.
Written mainly by nurses offering care at home, hospital, or hospice, these first-person stories convey the professional burdens, personal growth, and inner realizations found in the course of patient care. Whether you are a new or experienced practitioner, or just fascinated by nursing care in action, these inspiring true stories show nursing as both professional and life experience, and often, as an inspired journey.
Experience the challenges and hard-earned wisdom of these real-life nursing moments:
· Written by or about nurses of all experience levels and in numerous care settings, including stories about memorable nurses written by patients, family members, and doctors
· Dive into these engrossing short stories, and go on a journey with:
- the nurse who inspires dignity and strength in a young soldier who is losing his wife
- the young nurse who stands up to a bullying preceptor
- the nurse who realizes her best friend, a fellow nurse, is stealing drugs from their unit
- the nurse struggling to give adequate care to seven patients at once on an understaffed unit
- the retired doctor who recalls the nurse who saved him, as a young intern, from mishandling a crucial situation with a dying patient
- the nurse who takes on an angry patient with a challenging case, to offer special help and encouragement
- nurses who become a patient
- The nurse/administrator who pushes hard for administrative decisions that will support nurses and improve patient care
- the inspiring patients who help nurses remember why they became a nurse
Advancing the ScienceBarbara Patterson, Anne KrouseRead MoreHow we teach and what we teach is being questioned by multiple stakeholders in higher education, including the public at large. Given these forces, Scientific Inquiry in Nursing Education addresses the quality of the scholarship and research evidence on which nurse faculty have been basing their teaching practices.
In order to fill a gap in nursing research, this book offers a perspective that focuses scientific inquiry directly on teaching practice. Multiple audiences will benefit from the guidance provided in these chapters:
This book is designed for those who want to advance the science of nursing education in order to effectively teach and prepare nursing students as competent practitioners, no matter the level of their education.
- Nurse scientists interested in designing, conducting, and using pedagogical research
- Doctoral students, both PhD and DNP, for their research
- Novice, experienced, and seasoned nurse faculty who want to conduct research in nursing education
Margaret M. Andrews, Joyceen S. BoyleRead MoreTranscultural Concepts in Nursing Care helps nurses practice in different clinical contexts using theory-based research findings and principles. It advances the use of transcultural knowledge in nursing practice with content focused on helping develop culturally competent nurses to improve the care of individuals, families, groups and communities of diverse backgrounds. The text provides the knowledge required to effectively perform a cultural assessment and incorporate their findings into their interventions. With more culture specific examples in order to help students prepare for practice, the text offers the knowledge needed to provide culturally competent and contextually meaningful care for all clients. Fully updated in its seventh edition, this unique resource creates an interdisciplinary knowledge foundation reflecting the cultural changes in the clinical nursing environment.
A Collaborative Practice Manual for Health ProfessionalsCarrie Sussman, Barbara Bates-JensenRead More
Designed for health care professionals in multiple disciplines and clinical settings, this comprehensive, evidence-based wound care text provides basic and advanced information on wound healing and therapies and emphasizes clinical decision-making. The text integrates the latest scientific findings with principles of good wound care and provides a complete set of current, evidence-based practices.
This edition features a full color design with color images, a new chapter on burn management, and a new chapter on hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Technological advances covered include ultrasound for wound debridement, laser treatments, and a single-patient-use disposable device for delivering pulsed radio frequency.