This innovative text uses a 'common sense' approach to introduce students to real-life medication problems. Featuring a range of exercises and assessments and supported by an interactive companion website, this is the perfect handbook for anyone seeking to improve their numeracy skills for medication administration.
Context for Practice
Author: Kerri Wright
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
This best-selling pocket-sized book helps you perform drug calculations with confidence and competence. The completely updated third edition includes community practice and primary care settings, and a whole new section on pharmacology and medicines to put drug calculations into context. Starting with the basic mathematical skills required for calculations, including tips on using calculators and estimating answers, Drug Calculations for Nurses progresses to give you an understanding of basic pharmacokinetics and therapeutics. It also covers how drugs work in specific groups such as children and the elderly. The book takes you through step-by-step drug calculations with units and drug strengths clearly explained. Pre-test and a revision questions allow you to test and be confident in the skills you have acquired.
Author: Robert Lapham,Heather Agar
Publisher: CRC Press
The Evidence-Based Nursing Series is co-published with Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). The series focuses on implementing evidence-based practice in nursing and midwifery and mirrors the remit of Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, encompassing clinical practice, administration, research and public policy. Clinical Context for Evidence-Based Practice provides insights into the key contextual issues to be considered in the implementation and assessment of evidence-based practice. Increasingly, implementation research is demonstrating that for evidence to be successfully implemented into practice, the context of practice needs to be considered. Clinical Context for Evidence-Based Practice addresses professional, educational, and organizational contextual issues that impact on the implementation of evidence into practice and the bringing about of practice change. Practical strategies that have been used effectively to overcome these contextual issues in a range of healthcare settings are identified. Specific contextual issues in different care settings are also addressed e.g. acute care, primary health care, peri-operative settings, paediatrics, aged care, mental health, midwifery. Each chapter is written by an internationally known and respected author, with experience of developing or reviewing contextual strategies that have an impact on the implementation and utilisation of research in practice. They explore how gaining a better understanding of context made a difference to the implementation process or outcome and address the potential to transfer different approaches to a range of healthcare settings. An informative, practical resource for nurses and other health care professionals Explores context-related models and approaches to implementation Informs implementation and enables effective decision making Critically appraises contextual factors across the spectrum of care Explores future directions and implications Includes case examples
Author: Bridie Kent,Brendan McCormack
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This best-selling book enables nursing students to calculate drug doses accurately and quickly. It begins with a diagnostic test to pinpoint any weaknesses in basic arithmetic and is followed by specific exercises to remedy them. Examples are drawn from everyday clinical practice with graded exercises and answers. The content covers administering injections, tablets and mixtures intravenous infusions administering safe dosages to children. Nursing Calculations is an essential aid to safe clinical practice for student nurses and those returning to the profession. A diagnostic test at the start allows readers to review their knowledge of maths and identify their weak points Numerous exercises give plenty of practice in making drug calculations Answers to questions aid self-study Revision and summary exercises ensure that the reader fully understands the calculations The nursing context and use of actual drug labels allows the application of theory to everyday practice All medications reviewed and updated in accordance with current practice Revised layout to avoid crowded pages A portable laminated card placed inside the back cover with the key formulae that students need to remember Additional exercises, labels and paediatric examples Additional set of syringe diagrams A new table of abbreviations and their meanings and explanation of the 24-hour clock Addition of handwritten prescriptions to the medication label exercises to improve links to real-life practice
Author: John D. Gatford,Nicole Phillips
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Advanced Practice Nursing: Contexts of Care is a robust collection of practice focused case studies which address current issues in the evolving nursing profession, targeting concerns of the advanced practice nurse. Throughout the text actual cases are used for the illustration and analysis of practice contexts, which include organizational structure, managed care, inter- and intra-professional issues, politics, power, finance, planning, regulation, ethics, law, quality, and patient safety. Discussion around opportunities for nursing to extend practice into new forms and environments is also covered. Advanced Practice Nursing: Contexts of Care is a very valuable tool for case-based teaching format around policy issues that directly impact practice and Master s-prepared nurses. Each case is interspersed with discussion questions which guide case discussions in both specific and global issues within the case. In addition, each case has a list of references that can be used to guide the cases. Unlike other health policy texts, this text focuses on cases that bring application to those health policy issues. This text is also a solid resource for practitioners interested in keeping current on issues that guide clinical practice. Key Objectives: Appreciate the regulatory and legal environment that surrounds practice Analyze the influences of the working and regulatory contexts upon nursing practice Integrate an understanding of history and development of trends and issues into contemporary practice Provide a differential diagnosis among political, policy, regulatory, legal, and professional causes of contextual problems Propose solutions to contextual problems Value experience as data"
Author: Lynette Hamlin,University of New Hampshire New Hampshire Lynette Ament Hamlin
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Each chapter focuses on an area of study within the undergraduate nursing program and the new edition continues its discussions on history, culture, ethics, law, technology, and professional issues within the field of nursing. Daly, UTS; Speedy, Southern Cross University; Jackson, University of Western Sydney, Australia.
Author: John Daly,Sandra Speedy,Debra Jackson
Publisher: Elsevier Australia
Unser Körper ist ein komplexes System, in dem viele unterschiedlich aufgebaute Teile zusammenwirken. In ”Anatomie und Physiologie für Dummies“ erfahren die Leser, was sie über Knochen, Muskeln, Nerven, Hormone und den Rest, der den menschlichen Körper ausmacht, wissen müssen. Das ist aber natürlich noch nicht alles. Donna Rae Siegfried zeigt in diesem ausgiebig und teilweise farbig illustrierten Band, wie viele Einzelteile zusammenarbeiten und wie der Körper als großes Ganzes funktioniert. Mit Übungsaufgaben, die online gestellt wurden, können Sie Ihr frisch erworbenes Wissen noch einmal überprüfen. Wie man es von den Dummies nicht anders kennt, werden die Leser locker, leicht und mit einer Prise Humor in das komplexe Thema eingeführt.
Author: Maggie Norris,Donna Rae Siegfried
With an easy to use format, this book is all your students need to face calculations tests with confidence and pass first time. It teaches simple numeracy skills that will stand them in good stead both during your initial nurse training and during their career in practice. Now with a dedicated website study.sagepub.com/starkingskrause3e accompanying the book providing further questions and practice, interactive tests, a flashcard glossary and more. Inside you’ll find: · over 360 practice questions with an extra 400+ available online · easy to understand explanations that take the fear out of maths · a diagnostic chapter to help students identify problem areas · activities, scenarios and case studies from every day nursing situations
Advice, Guidance and Over 400 Online Questions for Extra Revision and Practice
Author: Susan Starkings,Larry Krause
Publisher: Learning Matters
This ninth edition of Havard’s Nursing Guide to Drugs e-book continues to provide reliable, accurate drug information for nursing and midwifery students and practitioners. All content in this must have nursing drug handbook, is tailored for nurses and midwives in Australia and New Zealand. User-friendly and fully up-to-date, this indispensible nursing e-book delivers safe drug administration information regarding form, action, use, dose, adverse effects and interactions in compliance with current pharmaceutical guidelines by the Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA). Each therapeutic drug class features a detailed description, followed by an A-Z of drugs within that class. Important Nursing points and cautions throughout this edition highlight best practice in drug administration. Patient teaching and advice has been included to emphasise an essential part of care within a multidisciplinary team. This e-book edition also features icons that indicate drug cautions during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and another that indicates drug-specific restrictions in sport. A bestselling Elsevier textbook, Havard’s Nursing Guide to Drugs has been the premier drug guide for nurses and midwives since 1983. Havard’s Nursing Guide to Drugs 9th edition will also be available for separate purchase as an app (iOS and android) and provides an easy reference, searchable version of the text in mobile format for students and practitioners to carry with them during clinical practice. Also, available for separate purchase to be used alongside the Havard’s Nursing Guide to Drugs app will be the Tiziani Drug Calculations app. When both apps are purchased the user will be able to share function, content and data between the two applications. This link will provide cross reference from the text to case studies and drug calculation MCQ’s, placing the pharmacology in a clinical context. Havard's Nursing Guide to Drugs 9e app and the Tiziani Drug Calculations app will be available for purchase in December 2013. Drugs listed by therapeutic class and by body system Both trade names and generic drug names provided Each drug entry listed by available forms, action, use, dosage, adverse effects, interactions with other drugs Nursing points and cautions and Patient teaching and advice ensure quality patient care New focus on Patient teaching and advice. All existing drugs reviewed and updated. All new entries checked to ensure form, action, dose, usage, adverse effects, contraindication and precautions comply with current pharmaceutical guidelines. Cautions for drugs used during pregnancy and breastfeeding are highlighted with an icon. Cautions for sports related drugs are also highlighted with an icon.
Author: Adriana P. Tiziani
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
"This is a comprehensive resource for anyone interested in integrating gaming and simulation into a course or the entire curricula. It presents the theory and the associated practical application. The extensive reference list and resource/product list encourage and support readers with implementation." Score: 98, 5 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews "Game-Based Teaching and Simulation in Nursing and Healthcare is a timely, exhaustive look at how emerging technologies are transforming clinical education. Anyone looking for firsthand, direct account of how game-based learning technologies are reshaping clinical practice needs this book." Kurt Squire, PhD Associate Professor Games+Learning+Society [GLS] School of Education University Of Wisconsin - Madison This innovative text provides practical strategies for developing, integrating, and evaluating new and emerging technology, specifically game-based learning methods, useful in nursing and clinical health sciences education. The text draws upon existing models of experiential learning such as Benner's "thinking-in-action" and "novice-to-expert" frameworks, and introduces current theories supporting the phenomenon of the created learning environment. Chapters explain how simulation and game-based learning strategies can be designed, implemented, and evaluated to improve clinical educational thinking and outcomes and increase exposure to critical experiences to inform clinicians during the journey from novice to expert. The text also describes how game-based learning methods can support the development of complex decision-making and critical thinking skills. Case studies throughout demonstrate the practical application of harnessing technology as a teaching/learning device. Key Features: Provides strategies for developing, integrating, and evaluating game-based learning methods for nursing and healthcare educators Prepares teachers for the paradigm shift from static "e-learning" to dynamic distance experiential learning in virtual and game-based environments Illustrates how to integrate game-based learning into existing curricula Offers theoretical and practical examples of how game-based learning technologies can be used in nursing and clinical education
Author: Eric B. Bauman, PhD, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Your comprehensive and current introduction to the fascinating field of Pharmacology, applied to Nursing and Health! Now fully updated in line with changes in clinical practice, new drugs and research developments. This clear and readable text will guide you through how drugs act within the body coupled with their clinical application. Sections covering social, legal and professional issues are included alongside the scientific principles of pharmacology. Drug groups are considered according to their pharmacological effects, their action on physiological processes and the conditions they are used to treat.
An Applied Approach for Nursing and Health
Author: Alan Galbraith,Shane Bullock,Elizabeth Manias,Barry Hunt,Ann Richards
Incorporating the ratio and proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis methods, this online course presents a step-by-step approach to the calculation and administration of drug dosages. This Drug Calculations Online course is designed to be used with the 5th edition of Gray: Calculate with Confidence. Once you have read topics in the text, the online course provides you with an opportunity for application and practice. Animations, voice-overs, and interactive self-assessment activities are used to provide an engaging and interactive course platform. This course includes practice problems to promote active learning and quizzes that can be used to evaluate your understanding of content presented in the course. Three methods of calculation expose you to all calculation methods and allow you to choose your preferred method. Uniform organization creates a seamless correlation between the course and the text. Tutorials help you master drug calculations in the preferred method. Interactive case studies provide real world simulations for interactive learning. Animations offer real world simulation and animation manipulation capabilities. Interactive self-assessment activities allow you to apply your knowledge in context and use your critical thinking skills. Voice-overs liven the discussion and offer another mode of interactivity. Audio glossary serves as a quick reference to key definitions. Safety alerts, tips for clinical practice, and rule boxes create a more uniform correlation between the course and the text. NEW! Practice problems with current drug labels create more realistic learning. NEW! Updated ISMP and TJC guidelines enable you to learn the most up-to-date terms and abbreviations.
Author: Deborah C. Gray Morris
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
John P. Kotters wegweisendes Werk Leading Change erschien 1996 und zählt heute zu den wichtigsten Managementbüchern überhaupt. Es wurde in zahlreiche Sprachen übersetzt und millionenfach verkauft. Der Druck auf Unternehmen, sich den permanent wandelnden internen und externen Einflüssen zu stellen, wird weiter zunehmen. Dabei gehört ein offener, aber professionell geführter Umgang mit Change-Prozessen zu den Wesensmerkmalen erfolgreicher Unternehmen im 21. Jahrhundert und zu den größten Herausforderungen in der Arbeit von Führungskräften. Einer der weltweit renommiertesten Experten auf diesem Gebiet hat basierend auf seinen Erfahrungen aus Forschung und Praxis einen visionären Text geschrieben, der zugleich inspirierend und gefüllt ist mit bedeutenden Implikationen für das Change-Management. Leading Change zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie Wandlungsprozesse in Unternehmen konsequent führen. Beginnend mit den Gründen, warum viele Unternehmen an Change-Prozessen scheitern, wird im Anschluss ein Acht-Stufen-Plan entwickelt, der Ihnen hilft, pragmatisch einen erfolgreichen Wandel zu gestalten. Wenn Sie wissen möchten, warum Ihre letzte Change-Initiative scheiterte, dann lesen Sie dieses Buch am besten gleich, sodass Ihr nächstes Projekt von Erfolg gekrönt wird. Ralf Dobelli, getabstract.com Leading Change is simply the best single work I have seen on strategy implementation. William C. Finnie, Editor-in-Chief Strategy & Leadership Leading Change ist ein weltweiter, zeitloser Bestseller. Werner Seidenschwarz, Seidenschwarz & Comp.
Wie Sie Ihr Unternehmen in acht Schritten erfolgreich verändern
Author: John P. Kotter
With its concise, straightforward approach, this text puts nursing pharmacology concepts and essential drug calculation skills into a contemporary nursing context to prepare you for real-world drug administration responsibilities. Revised and updated with the most current information-including Prototype Drug Charts, detailed Nursing Process summaries, and NCLEX Study Questions-this 7th edition makes pharmacology more understandable than ever.
A Nursing Process Approach
Author: Joyce LeFever Kee,Evelyn R. Hayes,Linda E. McCuistion
"As a healthcare practitioner, you need to be confident that you can deal competently with any numerical situation you may come across. This handy book provides a guide to common numerical calculations found in healthcare practice and uses everyday examples to enable you to apply numerical principles correctly in your own practice." --Book Jacket.
Author: Hutton, Meriel
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Awarded second place in the 2013 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Nursing Education/Continuing Education category This AJN award-winning text is the only book to teach evidence-based practice (EBP) content grounded in a tested philosophy of teaching and learning. It provides the tools, perspective and context for health educators and practitioners to implement evidence-based care practices and evaluate their efficacy. Reflecting four years of successful experiences in helping academic agencies understand and implement EBP, this new edition has been reorganized to include updated information and five new chapters. It stresses the importance of mentorship in creating EBP and illustrates how mentorship can be designed and implemented to promote EBP. The text clarifies three principal values: How to integrate EBP into academic curricula How to implement an EBP model in clinical settings (for graduate, second career, and CE students) How to address teaching and learning strategies for specific user groups Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing will be of value to clinical and academic educators, educational and clinical administrators, unit managers, students attending CE programs, and students in nursing education graduate programs. Key Features: Revises and expands upon AJN Book of the Year Award first edition Reflects knowledge gained from four years of successful experiences in teaching and learning EBP since publication of first edition Provides comprehensive and innovative strategies for mentoring and teaching EBP in education and practice scenarios Describes how to implement EBP at undergraduate levels, for second career students, and in continuing education
Author: Rona F. Levin, PhD, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Emphasizing safe and effective drug administration, Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology, 8th Edition helps you understand the principles of pharmacology and avoid making medication errors. It promotes safety by showing how drugs and drug classes work, rather than asking you to simply memorize information about individual drugs, so you can understand why drugs are given, as well as when they should and should not be given. Safety is also prioritized with an interactive review of math and drug dosage calculation on the Evolve companion website. Written by Dr. Marilyn Edmunds, a nationally known journal editor and nurse practitioner, Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology highlights ‘must-know’ drugs — the ones seen most often in clinical practice. A focus on understanding drug classes rather than memorizing individual drugs helps you understand the actions and uses of drug classes and provides a framework for safe, effective practice as new drugs are introduced to the market. Get Ready for the NLCEX Examination! section includes Review Questions, Case Studies, Critical Thinking Questions and a Drug Calculation Review to help you prepare for pharmacology questions on the NCLEX-PN Exam. Application of the nursing process to each drug class is provided in the Nursing Implications and Patient Teaching section and always covers Assessment, Diagnosis, Planning, Implementation, Evaluation, and Patient and Family Teaching. Drug Calculation Review questions reinforce your drug calculation and math skills in the context of clinical practice. Case studies in all drug chapters offer practice in applying information to realistic clinical situations and help you prepare for the NCLEX-PN Examination. Critical thinking questions at the end of each chapter promote higher-level thinking skills while reinforcing key concepts. 30 must-know drugs — those most commonly prescribed — are highlighted with special icons and listed on the inside cover for quick reference. A study guide corresponds to the textbook and offers a wide variety of exercises, learning activities, and review questions to reinforce your understanding of nursing pharmacology. Available separately. Clarity and readability make the content easy to learn. Key content is highlighted, with features such as Clinical Goldmines, Clinical Pitfalls, Memory Joggers, Lifespan Considerations, and Complementary and Alternative Therapies boxes. Consistent chapter format covers each drug class with Action, Uses, Adverse Reactions, Drug and Food Interactions, and Nursing Implications and Patient Teaching sections. Vivid, full-color design includes more than 100 drawings and photographs. Do Not Confuse drug list is located on the inside cover for quick reference, helping you avoid drug errors with common look-alike or sound-alike drug names. Canadian drug icons identify trade-name drugs available only in Canada. Glossary includes all of the book’s key terms plus additional terminology that will be helpful in clinical practice, with audio pronunciations on Evolve. NEW! Review of math and drug dosage calculation on the Evolve companion website provides hands-on practice with essential pharmacology.
Author: Marilyn Winterton Edmunds
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Incorporating the ratio and proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis methods, this interactive online course presents a complete, step-by-step approach to the calculation and administration of drug dosages. It's organized in a consistent, modular format that is designed to be used with Ogden's Calculation of Drug Dosages, 8th Edition. After you've read topics in the text, turn to the online course for animations, case studies, and interactive self-assessment activities - all designed to provide real-world application and practice. Includes three major drug calculation methods (ratio and proportion, formula and dimensional analysis) so you can apply the method which works best for you. Modules provide valuable practice and learning resources, including an overview, objectives, a reading assignment for the topic being covered, example problems, practice problems, and one or more quizzes. The latest drug administration techniques and devices are discussed, as well as detailed explanations of the various forms of administering drugs, including oral, intravenous, intra-muscular, subcutaneous and other routes used in drug administration. The most up-to-date, commonly used drugs are included, so you have frequent exposure to what is being used in the "real world" of clinical practice. Information on infusion pumps (enteral, single, multi-channel, PCA and insulin) helps you understand their increased use in drug administration. Recommendations from The Joint Commission (TJC) and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) are followed for use of acceptable abbreviations and dose designations, to ensure patient safety and quality of care. Many math practice problems include a tutorial for each of the three drug calculation methods. When one of the solution buttons is chosen, a step-by-step tutorial to solving the problem in the method chosen is initiated for you to view. Animations demonstrate techniques of drug administration such as how to mix two medications in a syringe or withdrawing medication from an ampule. Case studies depict realistic patient scenarios, helping you apply what you've learned to a patient situation. Interactive self-assessment activities allow you to apply your knowledge in context and develop your critical thinking skills. Glossary with over 100 drug calculation- and medical-related terms serves as a quick reference to key definitions. Quizzes within each module can be used to evaluate your mastery of all the major topics covered in that particular module.
Author: Sheila J. Ogden,Carmen Adams,Angie Koller,Linda Fluharty
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
Author: Joanne McCloskey-Dochterman,Gloria M. Bulecheck
The skills required by children’s nurses are many and varied, and are undertaken in a variety of settings. This book provides a clinical manual of common practices. Each practice is research-based and presented in a common format which covers: Objectives, Rationale, Factors to note, Guidelines, Positioning, Equipment, Method, Special observations and possible complications, and References and further reading. The guidelines have been written specifically for children’s nursing by contributors from well-known children’s units. They are not simply adaptations from adult practices and therefore recognise the unique differences between adult and children’s nursing. The introductory section covers common concepts and infection control. There are also appendices on the use of play as a distraction, and on complementary therapies. The common format of each practice makes the book easy to use and refer to in a clinical setting. Each practice is based on the latest research to ensure it is evidence-based and up to date Introductory chapters cover issues common to all practices to make the book easier to use. The appendix on play reinforces its common usage as a distraction technique A chapter on complementary therapies explains these as they are becoming more widespread All practices have been reviewed by regional centres to avoid parochialism Content reorganised to reflect the Essential Skills Clusters from the NMC New chapter on communicating with children All chapters updated to reflect the current evidence base
Author: Ethel Trigg,Toby Mohammed,Louise Ford,Hermione Montgomery,Vicky Vidler
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences