Gerontological Nurse Certification Review

Author: Meredith Wallace, PhD, APRN-BC,Sheila C. Grossman, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826101150

Category: Medical

Page: 296

View: 5732

The Gerontological Nurse Certification Review is an invaluable reference and certification test review guide for nurses preparing for RN Gerontological certification. Students studying gerontology, teachers preparing gerontology classes, and RNs working with older adults will also find this a practical and useful resource. The text presents information about preparing for the certification exam, a comprehensive compilation of content specific to gerontology, and a test bank of questions specifically developed for the RN. Why this is the only test review you need: Developed to address all aspects of ANCC exam Formatted for easy review and understanding of concepts Up-to-date and evidence-based 500 review questions to adequately prepare future gerontological nurses One of a kind--no other gerontological review books are currently available
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Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Certification Review

Author: Sheila C. Grossman, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826106447

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 9179

"[This book] is an important reference for nurses seeking to take the certification exam to validate their own practice. The practice of nursing over the next decades will demand age-specific knowledge for people across the life span. Nurses need to develop expertise in the area of geriatrics and have that expertise validated through certification." Tara A. Cortes, PhD, RN, FAAN The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (From the Foreword) Nurse practitioners have long required a comprehensive certification review book for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (GNP) certification examinations. Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Certification Review is the first book to provide a thorough review of test content to effectively prepare nurses to successfully pass the GNP certification exam. With over 200 practice questions culled from the real ANCC test outline, this is the only book nurse practitioners need to pass the ANCC exam. Challenging and reflective questions and answers are provided at the end of each chapter for topic review, with a final test offered at the end of the book. By providing students the ability to take the "mock test," this book instills confidence, preparing students for the actual certification exam. Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Certification Review contains: Guidelines on question dissection and analysis, as well as over 200 questions culled from the real ANCC test outline A comprehensive review of health promotion and disease prevention, assessment of acute and chronic illness, clinical management and pharmacological/nonpharmacological interventions, professional role and policy issues, and more An examination of the nurse practitioner and patient relationship Additionally, this book helps students in gerontological nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, and adult nurse practitioner programs with course program examinations that refer to older adults.
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Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review

Fast Facts and Practice Questions, Second Edition

Author: Maria T. Codina Leik, MSN, APN, BC, FNP-C

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826134270

Category: Medical

Page: 696

View: 1452

"I found this book extremely helpful and loved the Fast Facts, Notes, Exam Tips and Clinical Tips. While other exam prep courses had great content, your book helped me to think more like a NP, and "pull it all together." I would highly recommend your book to any Adult-Gero NP student or graduate. It deserves 5 stars." T. Maria Jones, MS, AGPCNP-BC, CWOCN, DAPWCA, FMNLI Praise for the First Edition: This is a well written, comprehensive review aimed at preparing readers for successfully completing a board certification exam...This is a wonderful comprehensive review in a concise study guide format.--Doody's Medical Reviews The second edition of this acclaimed ANP review continues to promote efficient, time-saving study by synthesizing the key content needed to pass the NP Certification Exam into a concise, well-organized format. Using test-taking strategies meticulously developed by the author, the Review provides unique "question dissection techniques," targeted key content review, 600 extensive practice questions, and detailed, current exam information in a fast facts style. This second edition includes an extensive new section on geriatrics that encompasses body/metabolic changes, common disorders, and hospice/ethical considerations. The book also presents an expanded, intensive pharmacology review, 100 new exam questions, and is the only review to offer a new research chapter providing elements of research needed for E-B practice. The book reviews the complete adult lifespan from adolescence on, and covers non-clinical content including ethics, medico-legal issues, advanced practice law, and reimbursement guidelines. The review of primary care disorders is organized by body system. The content is applicable for certification exams for both the ANCC and the AANP. This book is also a great companion to the ANP Certification Review app, coming soon for your iPhone or iPad! New to this edition: Reorganized for greater ease of use Provides extensive new section on geriatrics covering body/metabolic changes, common disorders, and hospice/ethical considerations Contains expanded intensive-style pharmacology review Presents elements of research needed for E-B practice Includes 100 new questions for a total of 600 'high-yield' questions Why use this review? Delineates strategic "question dissection techniques" for test success, developed by the author, a leading provider of exam preparation education for over 20 years Provides precisely targeted content review Offers 600 extensive practice questions and detailed exam information Includes Exam Tips and Clinical Tips help to prioritize The author's company, ARNP Services, Inc. has helped thousands of nurses pass their certification exams nationwide It's the only book to present elements of research needed for E-B practice It's a great companion to the forthcoming ANP Certification Review app!
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Clinical Nurse Leader Certification Review, Second Edition

Author: Cynthia R. King, PhD, MSN, NP, RN, CNL, FAAN,Sally Gerard, DNP, RN, CDE, CNL

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826137636

Category: Medical

Page: 472

View: 3969

" Drs. King and Gerard continue to provide an in-depth review that reinforces major skills and responsibilities of this advanced nursing practice role ... This revision provides excellent illustrations and examples of the Clinical Nurse Leader role throughout. Competencies and Curricular Expectations for Clinical Nurse Leader Education and Practice (2013) are integrated in the presentation of key areas of focus. I know that students and faculty will appreciate the authors' attention to detail.." -Linda Roussel, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNL Co-Author, Initiating and Sustaining the Clinical Nurse Leader Role: A Practical Guide From the Foreword Now in its second edition, this book remains the only comprehensive resource for clinical nurse leaders preparing for certification. The guide stems directly from Dr. King' s acclaimed exam preparation course, which resulted in a 100% pass rate among students who took the course. The second edition reflects the new requirements of Competencies and Curricular Expectations for Clinical Nurse Leader Education and Practice (2013), featuring new and updated chapters with information about risk mitigation, lateral integration, interprofessional skills, care coordination, and evidence-based practice; an updated glossary of key terms; and new multiple choice questions and case studies. The resource mirrors the format of the AACN exam, and continues to cover all aspects of the current test, providing detailed information on taking the exam, how to analyze and interpret exam questions, basic test-taking skills, questions to stimulate critical thinking, a sample exam with answers and rationales, and content review of everything you need to know to succeed on the exam. The review not only helps individuals preparing for the exam, but also provides strategies to help groups make the best use of the book. It offers direction for faculty who are designing review courses and serves as a valuable resource during the CNL program itself. New to the Second Edition: Reflects new competencies Presents new and updated chapters Includes a new glossary of terms Provides new multiple choice questions and case studies Addresses risk mitigation, lateral integration, interprofessional skills, care coordination, and evidence-based practice Key Features: Delivers top-notch, comprehensive test preparation assistance Presents guidelines on question dissection and analysis Includes new competencies Facilitates critical thinking with unfolding case studies Presents multiple choice questions written by certified CNLs
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Gerontological Nursing Certification Review Guide for the Generalist, Clinical Specialist, Nurse Practitioner

Author: Catharine A. Kopac,Virginia Layng Millonig

Publisher: Health Leadership Assoc Incorporated

ISBN: 9781878028150

Category: Medical

Page: 563

View: 433

A new and updated version of this best-selling resource! Jones and Bartlett Publisher's 2011 Nurse's Drug Handbook is the most up-to-date, practical, and easy-to-use nursing drug reference! It provides: Accurate, timely facts on hundreds of drugs from abacavir sulfate to Zyvox; Concise, consistently formatted drug entries organized alphabetically; No-nonsense writing style that speaks your language in terms you use everyday; Index of all generic, trade, and alternate drug names for quick reference. It has all the vital information you need at your fingertips: Chemical and therapeutic classes, FDA pregnancy risk category and controlled substance schedule; Indications and dosages, as well as route, onset, peak, and duration information; Incompatibilities, contraindications; interactions with drugs, food, and activities, and adverse reactions; Nursing considerations, including key patient-teaching points; Vital features include mechanism-of-action illustrations showing how drugs at the cellular, tissue, or organ levels and dosage adjustments help individualize care for elderly patients, patients with renal impairment, and others with special needs; Warnings and precautions that keep you informed and alert.
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Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice

Second Edition

Author: Mathy Doval Mezey,Terry Fulmer,Ivo Luc Abraham

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826118349

Category: Medical

Page: 356

View: 7921

The protocols in this thoroughly updated edition address key clinical conditions and circumstances likely to be encountered by a hospital nurse caring for older adults. They represent “best practices” for acute care of the elderly as developed by nursing experts around the country as part of the Hartford Foundation’s Nurses Improving Care to the Hospitalized Elderly project (NICHE). New to this edition are chapters on evaluating practice guidelines and measuring quality and outcome of care. Although the protocols were developed for acute care, they can be easily modified to work in other practice settings, such as the nursing home or home care.
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997 Practice Questions with Rationale for Gerontological Nurse Certification

2nd Edition

Author: Solomon Barroa

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546844617

Category:

Page: 298

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One of the indispensable member of the healthcare team is the nurse. Compassion and caring attitude are some of the good qualities of the nurse as well as the other members of the healthcare team. The nurse who specializes in geriatric care and management is called a Gerontological Nurse (GN). Such a nurse have undergone specialized training in the field of geriatric care and management as a nurse practitioner, a specialist or a generalist. A certification examination is then required for the nurse to practice and earn the title of Gerontological Nurse. The Gerontological Nurse certification requires passing a test administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Depending on the type of examination, there is a prerequisite, otherwise known as eligibility criteria. For a GN nurse practitioner and CNS (Clinical Nurse Specialist), an active RN license; postgraduate, masters or doctoral degree with advance courses in pathophysiology, health assessment, differential diagnosis, disease management, health promotion, and pharmacology is required. A GN generalist is required to have 2,000 practice hours in geriatric care and an active RN license. The examination contains 175 questions, of which 150 are scored and 25 are considered pre test. The policies and rules may change from time to time. The requirement stated in this book are true at the time of the author's research. This 2nd edition contains revised practice questions with rationale covering the different components of Gerontological Nursing. It is not intended to reflect the exact questions of the board examination. The author's intention is to provide effective review material for the reader. Various levels of difficulty are reflected in this book. There are easy and difficult questions. Sample Questions: *The nurse is explaining the coverage of Medicare part A to a 72 year old client with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Which of the following is included in the Medicare program? (a.medications b.inpatient psychiatric services c.speech therapy d.none of the above) *During an assessment, the nurse found raised skin tags for an 85 year old man. Which of the following identifies this finding? (a.acrochordon b.actinic keratosis c.cutaneous horn d.senile lentigine) *A 78 year old client with Alzheimer's disease demonstrated spatial disorientation. Irritability and agitation were also observed. What will be the best intervention for this type of client? (a.show family pictures b.administer Aricept c.provide a safe place to wander d.none of the above) *The nurse is assigned to a 90 year female old client with acute renal failure. Her serum creatinine is 0.9 mg/dl and weighs 40 kilograms. What would be the client's creatinine clearance? (a.28 ml/minute b.26 ml/minute c.24 ml/minute d.22 ml/minute) *A female client with substance abuse disorder is undergoing assessment. She told the nurse "I got some reefer inside my bra." Which of the following is being implied by the client? (a. marijuana b. cocaine c. heroin d. none of the above) *A 75 year old client with delirium is undergoing assessment. The other clients feel threatened by the client's behavior. Which of the following caused the client's condition? (a. dehydration b. psychiatric comorbidity c. functional dependence d. all of the above)
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Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review, Third Edition

Fast Facts and Practice Questions

Author: Maria T. Codina Leik, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C, AGPCNP-BC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 082613419X

Category: Medical

Page: 784

View: 5989

Print version of the book includes free access to the app (web, iOS, and Android), which offers interactive Q&A review plus the entire text of the print book! Please note the app is included with print purchase only. Doody’s Medical Review: 100 Points; 5 Stars (First Edition) The third edition of this highly acclaimed review continues to promote efficient, time-saving study by synthesizing the complex knowledge needed to pass the AGNP exam into a concise, well-organized format. It is updated with key information about the new AGNP certification exam, including new test format questions featuring photos of skin and eye conditions and EKGs, and more challenging drag-and-drop and multiple-choice questions. Also new to the third edition is information about nonclinical topics on the exam including research; culture, spirituality, and health practices; evidence-based medicine; epidemiology; and reimbursement guidelines. One hundred new review questions throughout the book and on the practice exam—including answer key and rationale—increase the total number of questions to 680. Designed to help NP students boost their confidence through intensive study and high-quality questions, the third edition features a succinct, precisely targeted review of diseases commonly seen in primary care. It covers the complete adult life span from adolescence onward, and offers extensive test-taking techniques and question dissection and analysis sections that provide strategies for identifying the best clues during the problem-solving process. Organized by body system, sections are consistently formatted and encompass Danger Signals, Normal Findings, Lab Findings, Benign Variants, Differential Diagnosis, and individual Disease Review topics for each system. Additional outstanding features include Exam Tips and Clinical Pearls that help to focus system study on key information. NEW TO THE THIRD EDITION Updated information reflecting the new AGNP certification exam New test format questions used by the AANC, including photos of skin and eye conditions, EKGs, and more complex drag-and-drop and multiple-choice questions 100 new in-depth review questions for a total of 680 Additional information about nonclinical topics including culture, spirituality, and health practices; evidence-based medicine; and more KEY FEATURES Provides a succinct, precisely targeted review of diseases commonly seen in primary care Delineates strategic “question dissection techniques” for study success developed by the author Includes Exam Tips and Clinical Pearls to help prioritize and interpret test content Outlines Normal Findings and Benign Variants in physical assessment of each body system Offers intensive pharmacology review
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Gerontology Nursing Case Studies, Second Edition

100+ Narratives for Learning

Author: Dr. Donna J. Bowles, MSN, EdD, RN, CNE

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826194052

Category: Medical

Page: 290

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Praise for the first edition: “This is an excellent teaching guide and resource manual for instructors, gerontological nursing students, and practicing nurses and social workers who wish to learn more about geriatric concerns and care. It will be kept by nursing students long after they graduate as a guide to resources that will be valuable throughout their nursing careers. As a home care nurse working mainly with the geriatric community, I found the resources helpful in my practice. As an instructor, I found the book to be a very useful guide for teaching geriatrics.” Score: 90, 4 Stars —Doody’s Medical Reviews “[This] is a unique volume that effectively addresses the lack of gerontology case studies for use with undergraduate nursing students. Case studies are a pedagogically powerful approach to active learning that offer opportunities to apply content to clinical practice.” —The Gerontologist “The case narrative approach of this book promotes active learning that is more meaningful to students (and practicing nurses) and more likely to increase the transfer of evidence into practice. An excellent resource for faculty (staff educators) to facilitate critical learning skills.” —Liz Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN Dr. John W. Rowe Professor in Successful Aging Co-Director, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing New York University College of Nursing Vivid case examples help guide nurses in developing appropriate interventions that include complementary and alternative health therapies and provide a basis for evaluating outcomes. Exercises interspersed throughout each case study include numerous open-ended and multiple-choice questions to facilitate learning and critical thinking. The text is unique in that some of the presented cases focus on psychosocial issues such as gambling addiction, hoarding behavior, emergency preparedness, and long-distance caregiving. Cases also depict geriatric clients who are living healthy, productive lives to counter myths and negative attitudes about older adults. Scenarios demonstrating ethical dilemmas prepare students to appropriately respond to “gray area” situations. The text is geared for AACN and NLN accreditation and is organized according to the needs of actual clinical settings. With cases that take place in the home and community or within primary, acute, and long-term care facilities, this book will be useful for courses specific to gerontology nursing or across any nursing curriculum. New to the Second Edition: A completely new section of Aging Issues Affecting the Family New cases addressing health care disparities, aging in place, and prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infection Additional contemporary case studies The addition of Quality for Safety in Nursing Education (QSEN) initiatives A greater focus on prioritization and delegation of client’s needs infused throughout exercises
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Mentoring in Nursing

A Dynamic and Collaborative Process, Second Edition

Author: Sheila C. Grossman, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826107699

Category: Medical

Page: 212

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Transformative Learning Theory offers a uniquely inclusive methodology across all levels of nursing education for educators and students focused on common nursing arenas and situations. This is the only book to present practical, innovative strategies for novice and experienced nurse educators to apply Transformative Learning Theory in various curricula, courses, and learning situations. Geared for adult and returning students, the text addresses common learning issues from both learner and teacher perspectives, enabling educators and students to apply Transformative Learning to evaluate their own authentic transformation throughout their careers. Key Features: Offers a uniquely inclusive theory and methodology "Transformative Learning Theory" across degree levels for educators and students Includes practical learning strategies and activities for a broad nursing curriculum Addresses the needs of novice nurse educators with clinical, but limited pedagogical, expertise and experienced nurse educators seeking new frameworks and techniques Provides direct application for classroom, online, or hybrid learning environments Covers all aspects of simulation Designed for graduate nursing education courses
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Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review

Fast Facts and Practice Questions, Second Edition

Author: Maria T. Codina Leik, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C, AGPCNP-BC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826134254

Category: Medical

Page: 672

View: 6020

Also Available As: The FNP Certification Review App! Praise for the First Edition: This is a well written, comprehensive review aimed at preparing readers for successfully completing a board certification exam...This is a wonderful comprehensive review in a concise study guide format.--Doody's Medical Reviews The second edition of this acclaimed FNP review continues to promote efficient, time-saving study by synthesizing the key content needed to pass the NP Certification Exam into a concise, well-organized format. Using test-taking strategies meticulously developed by the author, the Review provides unique question dissection techniques, targeted key content review, 600 in-depth practice questions, and detailed, current exam information in a fast facts style. This second edition includes new chapters on pediatrics and adolescence and an extensive new section on geriatrics that encompasses body/metabolic changes, common disorders, and hospice/ethical considerations. The book also presents an expanded, intensive pharmacology review, 100 new exam questions, and is the only review to offer a new research chapter providing elements of research needed for E-B practice. The book reviews the complete lifespan from pediatrics to geriatrics and including pregnancy, and covers non-clinical content including ethics, medico-legal issues, advanced practice law, and reimbursement guidelines. The review of primary care disorders is organized by body system. The content is applicable for certification exams for both the ANCC and the AANP. This book is also a great companion to the FNP Certification Review app, coming soon for your iPhone or iPad! New to this edition: Reorganized for greater ease of use Provides extensive new section on geriatrics Contains expanded coverage of pediatrics and adolescence Offers expanded intensive-style pharmacology review Presents elements of research needed for E-B practice Includes 100 new questions for a title of 600 high-yield questions Why use this review? Delineates strategic question dissection techniques for study success developed by the author, a leading provider of exam preparation education for over 20 years Provides precisely targeted content review Offers 600 in-depth practice questions and detailed exam information Includes Exam Tips and Clinical Tips to help prioritize test content. It is the only book to present elements of research needed for E-B practice Outlines normal findings and benign variants in physical assessment of each body system Includes succinct review of diseases commonly seen in primary care It's a great companion to the forthcoming FNP Certification Review app!
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Handbuch Intensivpflege

Author: Andrea Brock,Anke Kany,Eva Knipfer

Publisher: "Elsevier,Urban&FischerVerlag"

ISBN: 3437297902

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 3781

Intensivpflege und Medizin – für Anfänger und Neueinsteiger Das Handbuch Intensivpflege schließt die Lücke zwischen Leitfaden und großem Lehrbuch. Hier finden nicht nur frisch Examinierte und Neueinsteiger auf Intensivstationen und Intermediate Care Stationen neben Themen der allgemeinen und speziellen Intensivpflege (Beamtungsformen und Weaning, Monitoring, Positionierung und Ernährung und noch vieles mehr) auch Grundlagen der Hygiene, der Pharmakologie, der Organsysteme, ihrer wichtigsten Erkrankungen und deren Therapie. Vor allem die pflegerelevanten Aspekte stehen dabei im Vordergrund. Abgerundet wird das Buch durch Grundlagen der Anästhesie, der Arbeit im Aufwachraum und einem Extrakapitel Reanimation.
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Adult Nurse Practitioner Certification

Intensive Review

Author: Maria T. Codina Leik, MSN, APN, BC, FNP-C

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826111371

Category: Medical

Page: 416

View: 2759

All You Need for Certification Exam Success! "This is a well written, comprehensive review aimed at preparing readers for successfully completing a board certification exam. ...This is a wonderful comprehensive review in a concise study guide format." (5 Stars)--Doody's Book Review Service This mega-review, the second of Maria Codina Leik's "trilogy" of NP Certification guides (Family was published in July and Pediatric is due in 2008) covers test taking tips using Leik's unique "question dissection" technique, relevant content review, extensive practice questions, and detailed, current exam information in a "fast facts" style, saving the student valuable study time while providing comprehensive preparation. This book is also a great companion to the ANP Certification Review app, coming soon for your iPhone or iPad! Pass your Adult Nurse Practitioner ANCC or AANP exam, prepare for tests in school, or improve in the last semester of your program with: Photos and physical exam maneuvers that promote visualization and clarify techniques Organ system reviews divided into four parts; descriptions of emergent conditions, high-yield normal physical exam findings, maneuvers, and applicable benign variants Tables on orthopedic maneuvers, immunizations, STDs, lab tests, skins rashes, and more to help you organize and recall procedures Differentiation between Family and Adult Practice with inclusion of geriatric procedures and specifications Students say:"I took this class in 2003 and I did pass my Adult NP ANCC exam soon after. Ms. Leik's class gave practical information, essential concepts for studying, and core topics on which to focus. I would recommend this class to others as an essential component in ensuring success in passing the certification exam." - Cynthia Milich, CNP Why the Leik Technique? Maria T. Codina Leik has been a leading provider of exam preparation education and counseling for almost 20 years. Her company, National ARNP Services, Inc., has helped thousands of nurses pass their certification exams nationwide Please note: An analogous volume to Maria Leik's series, Gerontological Nurse Certificaiton Review is due in June from Meredith Wallace and Sheila Grossman.
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NGNA Core Curriculum for Gerontological Nursing

Author: N.A

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 344

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CORE CURRICULUM FOR GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING helps nurses prepare for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) examination for the gerontologic nurse. Content is based on the format of the certification exam, and this new, revised edition closely matches the new test plan. Each topic includes learning objectives, outline discussion, study questions, answers with rationales and references. A new sample exam is located in the back of the book.
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NCLEX-RN® EXCEL, Second Edition

Test Success Through Unfolding Case Study Review

Author: Ruth A. Wittmann-Price, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE, ANEF,Frances H. Cornelius, PhD, MSN, RN-BC, CNE

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826128343

Category: Medical

Page: 672

View: 2371

Promotes mastery of the more challenging 2016 exam! This ultimate NCLEX-RN® review book that “helps you think like a nurse” has been fully updated to incorporate the 2016 test plan. Including more complex case studies to reflect the difficulty of the exam, this comprehensive review encourages active learning to master the content. Each evolving case study is broken down into realistic clinical problems that students can solve only by using the critical thinking skills necessary for the NCLEX-RN exam. Interspersed with over 700 interactive questions and rationales, audio-based questions, and electronic learning resources, the case studies mimic real-life nursing situations and provide models to help students problem-solve when taking the actual test. The review is presented in an enjoyable format without the drudgery of question after unrelated question or medical terminology flashcards. Multiple-choice questions, select all that apply, hot spots, matching, true and false, prioritizing, gaming, and calculations replicate the actual NCLEX-RN exam and keep students engaged throughout the review process. Each nursing specialty features a chapter on its specific pharmacology principles, culminating in a stand-alone chapter solely dedicated to reviewing pharmacological principles. Beyond its utility as an exam review, this resource is also a unique case study book designed to assist instructors in delivering content in an innovative format. New to the Second Edition: Fully updated to mirror the new 2016 test plan Reflects new changes in nursing, including prioritization, delegation, room assignment, The Joint Commission competencies, work-arounds, Situation, Background, Assessment, and Recommendation (SBAR) reporting, and value-based care More in-depth case studies to reflect greater exam complexity New chapters on gerontology nursing, men’s health, and veterans’ health New question types, including audio-based New e-learning component New responses to questions are defined by test plan categories and difficulty level Adds many new interactive questions and answers Key Features: Uses unfolding case study approach, integrating all patient care content areas with practice and professional roles Mirrors NCLEX test blueprint Offers an enjoyable study option distinct from traditional Q & A Provides over 700 questions and answers using varied NCLEX question styles Includes references at the end of chapters for self-remediation NCLEX-RN® is a registered trademark of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. Test names are the property of the respective trademark holders, none of whom endorse or are affiliated with Springer Publishing Company.
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Essentials of Gerontological Nursing

Author: Meredith Wallace, PhD, ARPN-BC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826120533

Category: Medical

Page: 352

View: 9755

Essentials of Gerontological Nursing presents the best practices needed to care for older adults. Its brief, yet comprehensive, grasp of issues in elder care is a refreshing addition to the current literature, which is more commonly focused on theory than on clinical practice. Designed primarily for students in gerontological nursing courses in BSN and graduate programs, the book provides: Essential clinical information and "best practices" needed to care for older adults Current research and new patient approaches in gerontological nursing Overviews of rarely discussed issues, such as elder abuse, cultural considerations, and restraint alternatives Clinical specifications and practical applications Content designed to fit into a one-semester course Essentials of Gerontological Nursing is everything the nursing student needs to know when caring for older adults.
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Family Nurse Practitioner Certification

Intensive Review

Author: Maria T. Codina Leik, MSN, APRN, BC, FNP-C

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826111364

Category: Medical

Page: 424

View: 2244

ALL YOU NEED FOR CERTIFICATION EXAM SUCCESS! This mega-review covers test taking tips using Leik's unique "question dissection" technique, relevant content review, extensive practice questions, and detailed, current exam information in a "fast facts" style, saving you study time while providing comprehensive preparation. This book is also a great companion to the FNP Certification Review app, coming soon for your iPhone or iPad! Pass your Family Nurse Practitioner ANCC or AANP exam, prepare for tests in school, or improve in the last semester of your program with: Photos of diseases and physical exam maneuvers that promote visualization and clarify techniques Organ system reviews divided into four parts; descriptions of emergent conditions, high-yield normal physical exam findings, maneuvers, and applicable benign variants Tables on orthopedic maneuvers, immunizations, STDs, lab tests, skins rashes, and more to help you organize and recall procedures Students say: "I took this class in 2003 and I did pass my Adult NP ANCC exam soon after. Ms. Leik's class gave practical information, essential concepts for studying, and core topics on which to focus. I would recommend this class to others as an essential component in ensuring success in passing the certification exam." - Cynthia Milich, CNP Why the Leik Technique? Maria T. Codina Leik has been a leading provider of exam preparation education and counseling for almost 20 years. Her company National ARNP Services, Inc. has helped thousands of nurses pass their certification exams nationwide. See our entry for Maria Leik's companion volume, Adult Nurse Practitioner Certification. A third volume, on Pediatric Nurse Certification, is forthcoming. Please note: An analogous volume to Maria Leik's series, Gerontological Nurse Certification Review is due in June from Meredith Wallace and Sheila Grossman.
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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

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826130437

Category: Medical

Page: 202

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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 doníts 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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