Psychiatric Nursing Certification Review Guide for the Generalist and Advanced Practice Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse

Author: Victoria Mosack

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449661203

Category: Medical

Page: 290

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Developed especially for practicing nurses preparing for the certification examination offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Psychiatric Nursing Certification Review Guide for the Generalist and Advanced Practice Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse provides a succinct, yet comprehensive review of the core material. This book has been organized to give the reviewer test taking strategies and techniques and sample test questions, which are intended to serve as an introduction to the testing arena. In addition, a bibliography is included for those who need a more in depth discussion of the subject matter in each chapter. The Third Edition has been completely revised and updated to reflect current guidelines and information from the latest version of the DSM IV-TR. The medications and use of medications has also been updated to reflect proper usage and doses.
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HIV/AIDS Nursing

Scope and Standards of Practice

Author: American Nurses Association


ISBN: 1558102361

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 78

View: 7001

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Public Health Nursing - E-Book

Population-Centered Health Care in the Community

Author: Marcia Stanhope,Jeanette Lancaster

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323294103

Category: Medical

Page: 1128

View: 7225

Now in its 8th edition, the "gold standard" in community health nursing provides comprehensive and up-to-date content to keep you at the forefront of the ever-changing community health climate and prepare you for an effective nursing career. In addition to a solid foundation in concepts and interventions for individuals, families, and communities, you will find real-life applications of the public nurse's role, Healthy People 2020 initiatives, new chapters on forensics and genomics, plus timely coverage of disaster management and important client populations such as pregnant teens, the homeless, immigrants, and more. Evidence-Based Practice boxes illustrate how the latest research findings apply to public/community health nursing. Separate chapters on disease outbreak investigation and disaster management describe the nurse's role in surveilling public health and managing these types of threats to public health. Separate unit on the public/community health nurse's role describes the different roles and functions of the public/community health nurse within the community. Levels of Prevention boxes show how community/public health nurses deliver health care interventions at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention. What Do You Think?, Did You Know?, and How To? boxes use practical examples and critical thinking exercises to illustrate chapter content. The Cutting Edge highlights significant issues and new approaches to community-oriented nursing practice. Practice Application provides case studies with critical thinking questions. Separate chapters on community health initiatives thoroughly describe different approaches to promoting health among populations. Appendixes offer additional resources and key information, such as screening and assessment tools and clinical practice guidelines. Linking Content to Practice boxes provide real-life applications for chapter content. NEW! Healthy People 2020 feature boxes highlight the goals and objectives for promoting health and wellness over the next decade. NEW! The Nurse in Forensics chapter focuses on the unique role of forensic nurses in public health and safety, interpersonal violence, mass violence, and disasters. NEW! Genomics in Public Health Nursing chapter includes a history of genetics and genomics and their impact on public/community health nursing care.
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Advanced Practice Nursing E-Book

An Integrative Approach

Author: Ann B. Hamric,Judith A. Spross,Charlene M. Hanson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437720080

Category: Medical

Page: 848

View: 1842

Covering all advanced practice competencies and roles, this book offers strategies for enhancing patient care and legitimizing your role within today’s health care system. It covers the history of advanced practice nursing, the theory behind the practice, and emerging issues. Offering a comprehensive exploration of advanced practice nursing, this edition also adds a focus on topics including the APN scope of practice, certification, and the ethical and legal issues that occur in clinical practice. The development of all major competencies of advanced practice nursing is discussed: direct clinical practice, consultation, coaching/guidance, research, leadership, collaboration, and ethical decision-making. Advanced practice competencies are discussed in relation to all advanced practice nursing and blended CNS-NP roles (case manager, acute care nurse practitioner), highlighting the shared aims and distinctions of each role. In-depth discussions on educational strategies explain how competencies develop as the nurses’ practice progresses. A chapter on research competencies demonstrates how to use evidence-based research in practice, and how to promote these research competencies to other APNs. A conceptual framework shows the clear relationship between the competencies, roles, and challenges in today’s health care environment. Practical strategies are provided for business management, contracting, and marketing. Comprehensive information covers the essential competencies of the new Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. More exemplars (case studies) provide real-life scenarios showing APN competencies in action. A new chapter shows how to provide reliable and valid data to substantiate your impact and justify equitable reimbursement for APN services, also enhancing your skills in quality improvement strategies, informatics, and systems thinking. Information on telehealth considerations covers the new sources of electronic healthcare information available to patients and describes how to counsel them on using reliable resources.
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Drain's PeriAnesthesia Nursing - E-Book

A Critical Care Approach

Author: Jan Odom-Forren

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455751499

Category: Medical

Page: 880

View: 8258

Drain's Perianesthesia Nursing: A Critical Care Approach, 6th Edition is the most comprehensive book on the market specifically tailored to perianesthesia nurses. The book features five distinct sections – the PACU, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, nursing care, and special considerations. Nursing and pharmacologic interventions are integrated with in-depth coverage of pathophysiology. This edition expands coverage of evidence based research and adds a new chapter on care of the obese patient undergoing bariatric surgery. Written by Jan Odom-Forren, an expert in the anesthesia and post-operative fields, Drain's Perianesthesia Nursing is also an excellent study tool for ASPAN certification. Five separate sections provide coverage including the PACU, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, nursing care, and special considerations. An overview of essential PACU concepts section covers issues such as patient safety, evidence-based research, and legal/ethical considerations Anatomy and physiology chapters cover physiologic considerations for each body system Pharmacology chapters cover basic principles as well as types of anesthetic agents such as intravenous anesthetics and regional anesthesia, including the physiology of action and the appropriate nursing interventions to prepare you for common situations in the PACU. Nursing care chapters cover assessment, patient education, complications, pain management, and care of specialty-surgery patients. A section on special considerations covers the care of patients of different ages and those with conditions such as malignant hyperthermia, substance abuse, and cardiac arrest. Coverage of current policies and issues affecting perianesthesia nursing practice includes patient safety, infection control, managed care implications, pain management, and bioterrorism. Nursing and pharmacologic interventions are integrated with in-depth coverage of pathophysiology for a comprehensive look at disease and treatment. NEW Evidence Based Research boxes are added to all the chapters in Section IV and Section V. NEW! Care of the Obese Patient Undergoing Bariatric Surgery chapter discusses the challenges that weight-loss surgery presents to the patient and perianesthesia nurse. Streamlined format includes an overview, chapter summary, and references for each chapter. More than 275 illustrations show key concepts and principles of care. Updated The Changing Health Care System and Its Implications for the PACU chapter includes content on healthcare reform. Revised Patient Safety and Legal Issues in the PACU chapter includes content on patient safety. Expanded Evidence-based Practice and Research and Bioterrorism and Its Impact on the PACU chapters include coverage of new developments and practices.
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Forensic Nursing Science - E-Book

Author: Virginia A. Lynch,Janet Barber Duval

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323066380

Category: Medical

Page: 704

View: 2923

Written and edited by the most respected authorities in forensic nursing and forensic sciences, this new edition provides the tools and concepts you need to collect evidence that is admissible in court, determine the significance of that evidence, and provide accurate, reliable testimony while administering high-quality patient care. Now in full color throughout, it remains the most comprehensive, highly illustrated text of its kind. Provides a comprehensive, updated guide to forensic nursing science, paying special attention to the International Association of Forensic Nurses’s (IAFN) goals for forensic nursing. Retains a focus on assessment skills and the collection and preservation of evidence, following the established guidelines of the forensic sciences. Prepares you to provide testimony as a fact witness or a forensic nursing expert. Includes an illustrated case study in almost every chapter, helping you relate the information to clinical practice. Highlights important recommendations for interventions in Best Practice boxes, including the evidence base for each. Summarizes important points in Key Point boxes, so you can quickly review the most important concepts in each chapter. Explores the evolving role of forensic nurses in today’s health care facilities and the community. Edited by Virginia Lynch, founding member and first President of the International Association of Forensic Nurses and Janet Barber Duval, both well-respected pioneers and educators in the field. Contains 300 full-color illustrations integrated throughout the text, so you can view evidence quickly and easily, as it is likely to appear in practice. Presents information on courtroom testimony and depositions in one reorganized, streamlined chapter, giving you a full, organized treatment of this extremely important topic. Includes twelve new chapters: Digital Evidence, Medical Evidence Recovery at the Death Scene, Asphyxia, Electrical and Thermal Injury, Intrafamilial Homicide and Unexplained Childhood Death, Human Trafficking, Credential Development for Forensic Nurses, Gangs and Hate Crimes, Ethics Issues in Forensic Nursing, Forensic Physics and Fracture Analysis, Sexual Deviant Behaviors and Crime and Forensic Epidemiology. Contains heavily revised information on Prehospital Evidence, Forensic Investigation in the Hospital, and Human Abuse and Deaths in Custody. Features critical thinking questions with every case study, so you can thoroughly consider the implications of each clinical scenario. Evolve site will include appendices and additional documentation materials.
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Clinical Gerontological Nursing

A Guide to Advanced Practice

Author: W. Carole Chenitz,Joyce Takano Stone,Sally A. Salisbury

Publisher: W B Saunders Company


Category: Medical

Page: 638

View: 6129

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Psychiatric Nursing

Biological & Behavioral Concepts

Author: N.A

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: 9781418038724

Category: Medical

Page: 1165

View: 9114

Accompanying CD-ROM has Studyware student practice software with case studies, full-color 3D animations to illustrate difficult concepts, an audio glossary, NCLEX-style quizzes with practice and quiz modes, score-keeping, and activities such as Concentration, flashcards, and Hangman with the key terms from the text.
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The Lamp

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Pflegeinterventionsklassifikation (NIC)

Author: Joanne McCloskey-Dochterman,Gloria M. Bulecheck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783456832982


Page: 1008

View: 9313

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Encyclopedia of Associations

Author: Kristy A. Swartout,Thomson Gale (Firm)

Publisher: Not Avail

ISBN: 9780787682866

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 1878

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Official Guide to Undergraduate Nursing Schools

Author: National League for Nursing

Publisher: National League for Nursing Press


Category: Medical

Page: 1007

View: 2901

Lists over sixteen hundred accredited programs in the United States, with information about student life, academics, admission requirements, and financial aid
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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


Page: 298

View: 4170

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? ( 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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Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Peterson's Guide to Graduate Programs in the Biological Sciences 1997

Author: Peterson's Guides Staff,Peterson's Guides, Inc

Publisher: Peterson's Nelnet Company

ISBN: 9781560796534

Category: Study Aids

Page: 2672

View: 9710

Graduate students depend on this series and ask for it by name. Why? For over 30 years, it's been the only one-stop source that supplies all of their information needs. The new editions of this six-volume set contain the most comprehensive information available on more than 1,500 colleges offering over 31,000 master's, doctoral, and professional-degree programs in more than 350 disciplines.New for 1997 -- Non-degree-granting research centers, institutes, and training programs that are part of a graduate degree program.Five discipline-specific volumes detail entrance and program requirements, deadlines, costs, contacts, and special options, such as distance learning, for each program, if available. Each Guide features "The Graduate Adviser", which discusses entrance exams, financial aid, accreditation, and more.The only source that covers nearly 4,000 programs in such areas as oncology, conservation biology, pharmacology, and zoology.
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