Ambulatory Care Nursing Exam Secrets Study Guide

Ambulatory Care Nurse Test Review for the Ambulatory Care Nursing Exam

Author: Mometrix Media LLC.

Publisher: Mometrix Media LLC

ISBN: 9781609711528

Category: Medical

Page: 156

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***Includes Practice Test Questions*** Ambulatory Care Nursing Exam Secrets helps you ace the Ambulatory Care Nursing Exam without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive Ambulatory Care Nursing Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. Ambulatory Care Nursing Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to Ambulatory Care Nurse Exam Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; A comprehensive Content review including: Ambulatory Care Nursing, Health Screening, Domestic Abuse, Anorexia Nervosa, Pediatric Issues, Asthma, Sickle Cell Disease, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Hypertension, Chronic Diabetic, Congestive Heart Failure, Oncology, Addison's Disease, Bulimia Nervosa, Alopecia, Alzheimer's Disease, Anticoagulant Therapy, Cardiac Arrhythmia, Oral Contraceptive Pills, Telehealth Nursing, Managed Care Plans, Coding, Diverticulosis, Tonsillectomy, Alopecia, Theory of Reasoned Actions, Social Cognitive Theory, Anticoagulation Therapy, Acne Vulgaris, Home Environment, Nursing Home, Adenoidectomy, Good Nutrition, and much more...
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Ambulatory Care Nursing Exam Flashcard Study System

Ambulatory Care Nurse Test Practice Questions & Review for the Ambulatory Care Nursing Exam

Author: Ambulatory Care Nurse Exam Secrets

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781609711535

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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Core Curriculum for Ambulatory Care Nursing

Author: Joan Robinson

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 496

View: 2870

This new text is the first of its kind, organized, written, and endorsed by the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nurses. CORE CURRICULUM FOR AMBULATORY CARE NURSING focuses on the practice of staff nurses working with ambulatory care patients and coordinating the workflow in ambulatory care settings. It includes identification and specification of unique role dimensions, such as telephone nursing and care coordination. This valuable text also references the AAACN Ambulatory Care Nursing Administrative and Practice Standards as well as the AAACN Telephone Practice Administration and Practice Standards.TOC:
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Core Curriculum for Ambulatory Care Nursing

Author: Candia Baker Laughlin

Publisher: American Acdemy of Ambulatory Care Nursing

ISBN: 9781940325002

Category: Education

Page: 542

View: 6670

The Core Curriculum for Ambulatory Care Nursing (3rd Edition) has been organized and expanded to address the educational needs of nurses new to the specialty and those with experience, as well as to provide a review for those who seek specialty certification as an ambulatory care nurse.
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Complete Nurse's Guide to Diabetes Care

Author: Belinda B Childs,Marjorie Cypress,Geralyn Spollett

Publisher: American Diabetes Association

ISBN: 158040717X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 600

View: 6138

The third edition of the Complete Nurse's Guide to Diabetes Care is a comprehensive resource for all nurses who work with diabetes patients. Inside, readers will find expert advice on: The evolution of the nurse's roles in diabetes care and education Recent research on complications and associated diseases Practical issues, such as the effects of anxiety, depression, and polypharmacy Updated guidelines for nutrition therapy and physical activity How diabetes affects women, children, and the elderly An extensive resources section featuring contact information for useful organizations and essential patient care The Complete Nurses Guide to Diabetes Care, 3rd Edition, gives nurses the tools they need to give quality care to the person with diabetes.
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Prioritization, Delegation, & Management of Care for the NCLEX-RN® Exam

Author: Ray A Hargrove-Huttel,Kathryn Cadenhead Colgrove

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803641133

Category: Medical

Page: 500

View: 929

Master the critical-thinking and test-taking skills you need to excel on the prioritization, delegation, and management questions on the NCLEX-RN®. Three sections provide you with three great ways to study. In the first section, you’ll find individual and multiple client care-focused scenario questions organized by disease process with rationales and test-taking hints. The second section features seven clinical case scenarios with open-ended, NCLEX-style questions. The third section is a comprehensive, 100-question exam.
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Nurse Executive Exam Secrets Study Guide

Nurse Executive Test Review for the Nurse Executive Board Certification Test

Author: Mometrix Media LLC

Publisher: Mometrix Media LLC

ISBN: 9781610723305

Category: Medical

Page: 160

View: 4436

***Includes Practice Test Questions*** Nurse Executive Exam Secrets helps you ace the Nurse Executive Board Certification Test, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive Nurse Executive Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. Nurse Executive Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to Nurse Executive Exam Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; Comprehensive sections including: Organizational Models, Continuum-Based Leadership Model, Goals Based and Process Based Evaluations, Benchmarking, Continuous Quality Control, Clinical Trials, Various Models for Nursing Research, Ten Steps in Community Assessment, Feasibility Studies, Centralized Organizational Structure, Product Line Management, Community Alternative Care Settings, Clinical Ladder of Advancement, Nurse's Role in Work Redesign, Importance of Collaborative Practice, Corporate Culture and Climate, Health Care Delivery Systems, Strategic Planning, Crisis Management, Setting Goals, Steps in Contingency Planning, Shared Governance Model, Calculating Profit, Scenario Analysis, Marketing in Health Care, Image Building, and much more...
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CRNFA Exam Secrets Study Guide

CRNFA Test Review for the Certified Registered Nurse First Assistant Exam

Author: Mometrix Media

Publisher: Mometrix Media Llc

ISBN: 9781609715298

Category: Medical

Page: 166

View: 6199

***Includes Practice Test Questions*** CRNFA Exam Secrets helps you ace the Certified Registered Nurse First Assistant Exam, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive CRNFA Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. CRNFA Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to CRNFA Exam Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; Comprehensive sections including: Regulation of Nursing Practice, The Sunset Law, Asepsis, Institutional Credentialing, Wound Complications, Infection Control, Surgical Site Infections (SSI), Types of Dressings, Contributing Factors, Streptococci Bacteria, Pseudomonas and Clostridia Bacteria, Risk Factors, Etiology of Tuberculosis, Hepatitis, The Diagnostic Process, Review of Systems (ROS), Bipolar Electrosurgery, Stress-coping Model, Physical Exam, Informed Consent Document, Surgery and Surgical Site, Anatomy and Function of the Skin, History and Evolution of Anesthesia, Positioning the Anesthetized Patient, The Trendelenburg Position, Pathophysiology of Wound Healing, Traumatic Wounds, Equipment Positioning Techniques, Lighting in the Operating Room, Incisions, Metzenbaum Scissors, Retractors, Functions of Sponges, and much more...
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Aocnp Exam Secrets Study Guide

Aocnp Test Review for the Oncc Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner Exam

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781609711542

Category: Medical

Page: 435

View: 5672

***Includes Practice Test Questions*** AOCNP Exam Secrets helps you ace the ONCC Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner Exam without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive AOCNP Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. AOCNP Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to AOCNP Exam Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; A comprehensive Content review including: Intracellular Signaling, Tyrosine Phosphorylation, Nuclear Factor-Kb Protein Complex, Cell Adhesion Molecules, Metastases, Cell Cycle, Apoptosis, Tumorigenesis, Retroviral Vectors, Immunotherapeutic, Hematopoietic Stem Cells, Angiogenesis, Carcinogens, Chemoprevention, Nucleotide Excision Repair, Epstein-Barr Virus, Human Papilloma Viruses, Cancer Genetic Counseling, Fine Needle Aspiration, Flow Cytometry, Lymphoproliferative Disorders, Cytogenetic Analysis, Hematolymphoid-Derived Malignancies, Tumor Marker Assays, Oncology, DNA, Ultraviolet Radiation Exposure, Nicotine Replacement Therapy, Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy, Antimetabolites, Nitrosoureas, Anti-Hormones, Cellular Microenvironment, Pharmacodynamics, and much more...
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Fast Facts for the New Nurse Practitioner, Second Edition

What You Really Need to Know in a Nutshell

Author: Dr. Nadine M. Aktan, PhD, RN, FNP-BC,Nadine M. Aktan

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826130429

Category: Medical

Page: 202

View: 369

What type of degree do I need to become a nurse practitioner? How do I choose the right clinical preceptor? How can I best prepare for my first year of practice? Written for those considering NP practice, current NP students, and newly certified NPs alike, this quick, easy-to-use manual covers everything there is to know about transitioning into the NP role, its rewards, and its challenges. This second edition includes several new chapters, covering electronic health records, the impact of health care reform, promoting the NP role, and choosing a doctoral program. All of the original chapters have been revised or expanded, with updated key points, tables, and vignettes supplying cutting-edge knowledge and skills to help new NPs excel. The only resource of its kind, this book guides the reader through the entire process of becoming an NP, from the initial decision to the selection of the right educational program to licensure. It discusses the contractual relationship with institutions and related health providers, along with legal and administrative issues. Currently practicing NPs offer words of wisdom on how to survive the first year of practice, and stories from the author and her colleagues provide an intimate look at everyday realities. Organized for easy access to information and filled with humor, the book features learning objectives, quizzes, checklists to facilitate decision making, and other helpful tools. Fast Facts in a Nutshell boxes highlight need-to-know information, and useful tips and resource lists provide information on scholarships, certification, professional organizations, and networking. New to the Second Edition: The dos and don’ts of electronic health records Surviving health care reform today and tomorrow Marketing the NP role to the nursing profession, employers, and the public The terminal degree in nursing: PhD, EdD, or DNP? Revised and expanded information in all chapters Updated key points, vignettes, and tables Nadine M. Aktan, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, received her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in nursing from Rutgers University College of Nursing and Graduate School in New Brunswick and Newark, New Jersey. She is currently chairperson and associate professor at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey, teaching future nurses and nurse practitioners. She also practices as a family nurse practitioner at the Immedicenter, an urgent care/family practice with locations in Clifton, Bloomfield, and Totowa, New Jersey, and as a maternal–child community health nurse for Valley Home Care in Paramus, New Jersey.
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Ambulatory Care Nursing Review Questions 2013

Author: Aaacn

Publisher: American Acdemy of Ambulatory Care Nursing

ISBN: 9780017367075

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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The Ambulatory Care Nursing Review Questions exam resource has been updated to reflect the latest content outline of the ANCC ambulatory care nursing certification exam. The 4th Edition contains 179 multiple choice test questions grouped into five domains of practice corresponding to those on the exam: Clinical Practice, Communication, Issues and Trends, Systems, and Education. All of the questions are based on and referenced to the Core Curriculum for Ambulatory Care Nursing, 3rd edition. Using the Core Curriculum as the companion to this set of review questions is highly recommended. Use the Review Questions to test your knowledge prior to taking the certification exam as well as identify areas of further study.
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Practice Questions for NCLEX-PN

Author: Judith C. Miller

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133168434

Category: Medical

Page: 528

View: 4653

Reinforcing the concepts and critical thinking skills necessary to pass the NCLEX-PN licensure examination, Delmar's Practice Questions for NCLEX-PN, Second Edition is a proven resource. More than 4000 questions encompass the core areas of the curriculum including Pharmacology, Nutrition, Mental Health and Gerontology. Each question is categorized according to areas of the test plan established by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing offering a solid foundation in exam preparation. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Pax-Pn Secrets Study Guide

Nursing Test Review for the NLN Pre-Admission Examination (PAX)

Author: Pax Nursing Exam Secrets Test Prep Team

Publisher: Mometrix Media LLC

ISBN: 9781610724869

Category: Medical

Page: 156

View: 9247

***Includes Practice Test Questions*** PAX-PN Secrets helps you ace the NLN Pre-Admission Examination (PAX), without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive PAX-PN Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. PAX-PN Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to NLN Pre-Admission Examination (PAX) Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive Word Knowledge review including: Nearly and Perfect Synonyms, Prefixes, Positive vs. Negative, Word Strength, Type and Topic, Form a Sentence, Use Replacements, Eliminate Similar Choices, Adjectives Give it Away, Use Logic, The Trap of Familiarity; A comprehensive Mathematics review including: The Easiest Math Review You'll Ever Read, Solving for Variables, How to Read Word Problems, Keeping Probability Simple, Using the Right Formulas, Graphing for Success, Breezing Through Ratios, Understanding Line Plotting, The Logical Approach to the Solving Difficult Problems; A comprehensive Reading Comprehension review including: Skimming, Paragraph Focus, Eliminate Choices, Contextual Clues, Fact/Opinion, Opposites, Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, New Information, Valid Information, Time Management; A comprehensive Science review including: How to Work Fast, Milking the Question for All Its Worth, Watching Out for the Obvious, Backtracking to the Answer, Making Bizarre Decisions, Understanding the Flaws, Strategic Choice Elimination, Knowing for Certain, Avoiding Technicalities, and much more...
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CMA Part 2 - Financial Decision Making Exam Secrets Study Guide

CMA Test Review for the Certified Management Accountant Exam

Author: Mometrix Media

Publisher: Mometrix Media Llc

ISBN: 9781609714185

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 109

View: 1113

***Includes Practice Test Questions*** CMA Part 2 - Financial Decision Making Exam Secrets helps you ace the Certified Management Accountant Exam without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive CMA Part 2 - Financial Decision Making Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. CMA Part 2 - Financial Decision Making Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to CMA Exam Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; A comprehensive Content review including: Current Liabilities, Current Assets, Balance Sheet, Working Capital, Income Statement, Financial Statements, Current Ratio, Acid Test Ratio, Liquidity Index, Solvency, Capital Structure, Financial Leverage, Operating Leverage, Return on Invested Capital (ROI), Dupont Model, Dividend Yield, Gross Profit Margin, Net Profit Margin, Multinational Corporation, Foreign Currency Transaction, Net Exports, Principles of Global Trade, Import Quotas, Tariffs, Export-Import Bank, Common Market, Real Income, Demand-Pull Inflation, Accrual Accounting, Coefficient of Variation, Value at Risk (VAR), Hedging, Common Stock, Preferred Stock, Derivatives, and much more...
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Nurse Executive Exam Practice Questions

Nurse Executive Practice Tests and Exam Review for the Nurse Executive Board Certification Test

Author: Executive Exam Secrets Test Prep Nurse

Publisher: Mometrix Test Preparation

ISBN: 9781630940171

Category: Medical

Page: 103

View: 5487

***Your #1 Nurse Executive Practice Test Resource***
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Infusion Nursing - E-Book

An Evidence-Based Approach

Author: Infusion Nurses Society,Ann Corrigan,Lisa Gorski,Judy Hankins,Roxanne Perucca,Mary Alexander

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455710067

Category: Medical

Page: 625

View: 9215

With a new focus on evidence-based practice, the 3rd edition of this authoritative reference covers every aspect of infusion therapy and can be applied to any clinical setting. Completely updated content brings you the latest advances in equipment, technology, best practices, guidelines, and patient safety. Other key topics include quality management, ethical and legal issues, patient education, and financial considerations. Ideal as a practical clinical reference, this essential guide is also a perfect review tool for the CRNI examination. Authored by the Infusion Nurses Society, this highly respected reference sets the standard for infusion nursing practice. Coverage of all 9 core areas of INS certification makes this a valuable review resource for the examination. Material progresses from basic to advanced to help new practitioners build a solid foundation of knowledge before moving on to more advanced topics. Each chapter focuses on a single topic and can serve as a stand-alone reference for busy nursing professionals. Expanded coverage of infusion therapy equipment, product selection, and evaluation help you provide safe, effective care. A separate chapter on infusion therapy across the continuum offers valuable guidance for treating patients with infusion therapy needs in outpatient, long-term, and home-care, as well as hospice and ambulatory care centers. Extensive information on specialties addresses key areas such as oncology, pain management, blood components, and parenteral nutrition. An evidence-based approach and new Focus on Evidence boxes throughout the book emphasize the importance of research in achieving the best possible patient outcomes. The user-friendly design highlights essential information in handy boxes, tables, and lists for quick access. Completely updated coverage ensures you are using the most current infusion therapy guidelines available.
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Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exam (ACE) I PN-RN Nursing Care During Childbearing and Nursing Care of the Child Secrets Study Guide

Nursing ACE Test Practice Questions and Review for the Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exam

Author: Nursing Ace Exam Secrets Test Prep

Publisher: Mometrix Media Llc

ISBN: 9781627338721

Category: Medical

Page: 276

View: 4106

Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exam (ACE) I PN-RN: Nursing Care During Childbearing and Nursing Care of the Child Secrets helps you ace the Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exam without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exam (ACE) I PN-RN: Nursing Care During Childbearing and Nursing Care of the Child Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exam (ACE) I PN-RN: Nursing Care During Childbearing and Nursing Care of the Child Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to Nursing ACE Exam Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; A comprehensive Content review including: Amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Tachycardia, Fundal Height, Maternal Psychosexual Changes, Kegel Exercises, Folic Acid, Bradley Method, Lamaze Method, Kitzinger Method, Braxton-Hicks Contractions, Hypnobirthing Method, Altered Defenses, Dehydration, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Intolerance, Anaphylaxis Syndrome, Bacterial Infections, Escherichia Coli, Malabsorption, Celiac Disease, Lactose Intolerance, Crohn's Disease, Hypovolemia, and much more...
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Improving Diagnosis in Health Care

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Care Services,Committee on Diagnostic Error in Health Care

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309377692

Category: Medical

Page: 472

View: 1934

Getting the right diagnosis is a key aspect of health care - it provides an explanation of a patient's health problem and informs subsequent health care decisions. The diagnostic process is a complex, collaborative activity that involves clinical reasoning and information gathering to determine a patient's health problem. According to Improving Diagnosis in Health Care, diagnostic errors-inaccurate or delayed diagnoses-persist throughout all settings of care and continue to harm an unacceptable number of patients. It is likely that most people will experience at least one diagnostic error in their lifetime, sometimes with devastating consequences. Diagnostic errors may cause harm to patients by preventing or delaying appropriate treatment, providing unnecessary or harmful treatment, or resulting in psychological or financial repercussions. The committee concluded that improving the diagnostic process is not only possible, but also represents a moral, professional, and public health imperative. Improving Diagnosis in Health Care a continuation of the landmark Institute of Medicine reports To Err Is Human (2000) and Crossing the Quality Chasm (2001) finds that diagnosis-and, in particular, the occurrence of diagnostic errorsâ€"has been largely unappreciated in efforts to improve the quality and safety of health care. Without a dedicated focus on improving diagnosis, diagnostic errors will likely worsen as the delivery of health care and the diagnostic process continue to increase in complexity. Just as the diagnostic process is a collaborative activity, improving diagnosis will require collaboration and a widespread commitment to change among health care professionals, health care organizations, patients and their families, researchers, and policy makers. The recommendations of Improving Diagnosis in Health Care contribute to the growing momentum for change in this crucial area of health care quality and safety.
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Telephone Triage Protocols for Nursing

Author: Julie Briggs

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1496320751

Category: Medical

Page: 624

View: 1870

Performing telephone triage requires the ability to make quick and effective decisions based on limited information. This rapid-access resource delivers more than 200 triage protocols for evaluating patients' symptoms over the telephone. Each symptom entry lists questions, grouped by urgency level, to determine whether the caller should seek emergency care immediately, seek medical care the same day, call back for appointment, or follow home care instructions. Detailed home care instructions are then provided. Simple, direct, and useful, this is the most comprehensive and user-friendly telephone triage book available.
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