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Nursing/Allied Health Books
Public Health Nursing: population-centered health care in the community Prepare for a successful career as a community/public health nurse! Public Health Nursing: Population-Centered Health Care in the Community, 9th Edition provides up-to-date information on issues that impact public health nursing, such as infectious diseases, natural and man-made disasters, and health care policies affecting individuals, families, and communities. Real-life scenarios show examples of health promotion and public health interventions. New to this edition is an emphasis on QSEN skills and an explanation of the influence of the Affordable Care Act on public health. Written by well-known nursing educators Marcia Stanhope and Jeanette Lancaster, this comprehensive, bestselling text is ideal for students in both BSN and Advanced Practice Nursing programs. Evidence-Based Practice and Cutting Edge boxes illustrate the use and application of the latest research findings in public/community health nursing. Healthy People 2020 boxes highlight goals and objectives for promoting the nation's health and wellness over the next decade. Levels of Prevention boxes identify specific nursing interventions at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels. Practice Application scenarios help you apply chapter content to the practice setting by analyzing case situations and answering critical thinking questions. Linking Content to Practice boxes provide examples of the nurse's role in caring for individuals, families, and populations in community health settings. Unique! Separate chapters on healthy cities, the Minnesota Intervention Wheel, and nursing centers describe different approaches to community health initiatives. Community/Public Health Nursing Online consists of 14 modules that bring community health situations to life, each including a reading assignment, case scenarios with learning activities, an assessment quiz, and critical thinking questions. Sold separately. NEW! Coverage of health care reform discusses the impact of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) on public health nursing. NEW! Focus on Quality and Safety Education for Nurses boxes give examples of how quality and safety goals, knowledge, competencies and skills, and attitudes can be applied to nursing practice in the community.
Call Number: RT98 .C6562 2016
Fundamentals of Nursing: human health and function Fundamentals of Nursing: Human Health and Function gives students the knowledge, tools, and problem-solving skills they need to tackle real-life challenges in today's fast-paced clinical settings. In addition to focusing on basics such as how to promote health, differentiate between normal function and dysfunction, use scientific rationales, and follow the approved nursing process, this practical book goes a step further by providing something just as valuable: an understanding of patient safety, communication, and critical thinking, all of which successful nurses must demonstrate. Highlights of the 8th Edition: A timely new chapter--Chapter 4, The Nurse's Role in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety--responds to multiple imperatives in today's health care, helping students understand systems that promote exceptional care in a complex environment. Case scenarios that open each chapter show nurses thinking holistically and reflecting on critical thinking questions. All-new, richly illustrated concept maps, ideal for visual learners, apply the nursing process and critical thinking to the chapter-opening case scenarios. PICO (patient/problem, intervention, comparison, outcome) displays illustrate examples of a structured, evidence-based way to find answers to clinical questions related to the chapter-opening case scenarios. Concept Mastery Alerts improve students' understanding of potentially confusing topics, as identified by Misconception Alerts in Lippincott's Adaptive Learning Powered by prepU. Apply Your Critical Thinkingfeatures guide students to explore concepts and situations more deeply. Answers in Appendix B allow students to check their thinking. Patient Care Plans and Procedures sections (including some newly added procedures) help students transition from the classroom to nursing practice. NCLEX-style Review Questions prepare students for success on the NCLEX exam. A robust ancillary package is provided for instructors and students.
Call Number: RT41 .C86 2017
Pharmacology for Nurses: a pathophysiologic approach For pharmacology courses in nursing programs Help students think like nurses and understand how pharmacology relates to patient care When drugs are learned in isolation from their associated diseases, students have difficulty connecting pharmacotherapy, pathophysiology, and nursing care. Pharmacology for Nurses: A PathophysiologiApproach, Fifth Edition, helps students master pharmacology by tightly linking it to therapeutic goals and patient wellness. Organized by body systems and diseases, it places drugs in context with how they are used therapeutically. Students can then easily locate relevant anatomy, physiology, pathology, and pharmacology in the same chapter. Nursing Process Application features clearly relate pharmacology to key nursing processes. Features highlighting complementary therapies, community-oriented and evidence-based practices, and lifespan considerations help students make connections to nursing practice. To give readers a clear picture of the holistic nature of pharmacology, the Fifth Edition reflects current pharmacotherapeutics and advances in understanding disease. Also available with MyNursingLab® MyNursingLab is an an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to engage students in the Pharmacology course and improve results. Its guided learning path is proven to help students think like a nurse as they move beyond memorization to true understanding through application. NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyNursingLab does not come packaged with the content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyNursingLab, search for ISBN:0134460057 / 9780134460055 Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach Plus MyNursingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 5/e. That package consists of: 013425516X / 9780134255163 Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 5/e 0134449010 / 9780134449012 MyNursingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiologic Approach
Call Number: RM301 .A32 2017x
Procedures for the Primary Care Provider Confidently perform the most common office procedures with Procedures for the Primary Care Provider, 3rd Edition. This practical, spiral-bound reference provides step-by-step illustrated guidelines for basic and advanced office procedures commonly performed by Nurse Practitioners and Physician's Assistants. Each procedure follows a consistent format including a brief description of the procedure, a review of relevant anatomy and physiology, indications and contraindications, precautions, assessment, patient preparation, treatment alternatives, a list of equipment needed, and a step-by-step illustrated procedure. This third edition features nine new procedures, new illustrations, a more user-friendly full-color design, and much more.
Call Number: RT82.8 .P76 2017
Communication in Nursing Immerse yourself in the topic of communication in the workplace with an interesting conversation about the communication demands of today's nursing practice! Communication in Nursing, 8th Edition adopts a uniquely practical and personal approach, providing extensive examples, exercises, and techniques that help you understand important concepts and apply communication skills in a variety of clinical settings. With its conversational tone, this relatable text takes you beyond theory to show you how to use communication as a tool to limit stress in your nursing practice. A new Active Learning feature that promotes goal-directed reading, and additional QSEN exercises highlight the importance of assertive communication in promoting quality, safe care for clients - all in an easy-to-read magazine layout. QSEN preface and exercises stress how communication impacts safety and quality of care. Moments of Connection boxes highlight beneficial outcomes of successful communication and provide concrete examples of how communication techniques work. "Reflections on..." boxes provide thoughtful summary exercises at the end of each chapter that give you a specific task to help you integrate chapter material into the broader scope of nursing practice. Wit & Wisdom boxes present selected verses and quotations relevant to chapter topics, adding interest and humor. These boxes keep your attention by providing moments of relief from serious topics and "a-ha" moments when theory becomes linked to practice. Exercises throughout each chapter help you master chapter techniques and strengthen your communication skills. NEW! Active Learning feature in every chapter promotes active, goal-directed reading. NEW! Exercises in each chapter, including reflective journaling, remediation, online and group activities, and discussion topics, help facilitate various learning types. NEW and UPDATED! Additional QSEN exercises and an updated QSEN preface highlight the importance of assertive communication in promoting quality, safe care for clients. NEW! Discusses the importance of interprofessional education and communication in the healthcare environment. NEW! Addresses the importance of "presence" in nursing - being present for clients, families, colleagues, and self. NEW! New content on healthy grief and the issues of death denial and death phobia and professional boundaries related to social media. NEW! Coverage of the most current research about the importance of self-care. NEW! Explains the importance of the concept of "the pause" in communication so you better understand how and when to use pauses.
Call Number: RT86.3 .B34 2017
ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing With each edition, ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing has built on its highly respected reputation. Its contributors aim to encourage and challenge practising critical care nurses and students to develop world-class critical care nursing skills in order to ensure delivery of the highest quality care. Endorsed by the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN), this 3rd edition presents the expertise of foremost critical care leaders and features the most recent evidence-based research and up-to-date advances in clinical practice, technology, procedures and standards. Expanded to reflect the universal core elements of critical care nursing practice authors, Aitken, Marshall and Chaboyer, have retained the specific information that captures the unique elements of contemporary critical care nursing in Australia, New Zealand and other similar practice environments. Structured in three sections, ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing, 3rd Edition addresses all aspects of critical care nursing, including patient care and organisational issues, while highlighting some of the unique and complex aspects of specialty critical care nursing practice, such as paediatric considerations, trauma management and organ donation. Presented in three sections: - Scope of Critical Care - Principles and Practice of Critical Care - Speciality Practice Focus on concepts that underpin practice - essential physical, psychological, social and cultural care New case studies elaborate on relevant care topics Research vignettes explore a range of topics Practice tips highlight areas of care particularly relevant to daily clinical practice Learning activities support knowledge, reflective learning and understanding Additional case studies with answers available on evolve NEW chapter on Postanaesthesia recovery Revised coverage of metabolic and nutritional considerations for the critically ill patient Aligned with the NEW ACCCN Standards for Practice
Call Number: RT120.I5 A22 2015x
Middle Range Theories: application to nursing research and practice The most complete and detailed book devoted to middle range theories, Middle Range Theories: Application to Nursing Research and Practice examines theories and their applications in clinical nursing research and practice. In this fourth edition, the authors address this dynamic relationship with increased emphasis on applications of middle range theories to practice. Every theory chapter includes examples of the theory's use in research, its application to clinical practice and critical thinking exercises. The authors provide expert advice on selecting the appropriate theory for a nursing research project and developing the critical thinking skills needed to critique theories. Each theory chapter provides the nurse researcher with a variety of tools. Key features of the fourth edition include: Brand New chapters exploring concepts surrounding Spiritual Care and Change Definitions of key terms to define concepts and aid the reader's understanding of theories New research studies, diagrams, and explanations to illustrate "The Arc"--how theory improves practice and practice shapes theory Research Application boxes provide a sample application of the theory modeling the research process Critical Thinking Exercises at the end of each chapter engage readers in analysis of the theory and its application to practice Examples of Theory in Practice tables link research to evidence-based practice
Palliative Care in Nursing and Healthcare This book helps nursing and healthcare students to prepare for the challenges of working with the increasing number of patients requiring palliative care, so that they can work in partnership with patients and their carers, providing care that is compassionate, practical and backed up by the latest evidence. Delivering palliative care can be emotionally challenging and the book focuses on supporting healthcare staff, allowing them to provide the care that is needed. Key features include: * case studies in every chapter, helping students to practically work through difficult scenarios * reflective activities that assist readers in thinking critically about their care and how to improve it * a holistic approach to palliative care that includes family, carers and interprofessional work * up to date theory and policy. Palliative Care in Nursing and Healthcare is suitable for undergraduate nursing students and allied health students and practitioners. Michelle Brown is Senior Lecturer at the University of Derby.
Call Number: RT87.T45 P31 2016x
Nursing Research: generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice Nursing Research: Generating and Assessing Evidence for Nursing Practice, 10th Edition has been updated to incorporate new methodological advances and, to the extent possible, substantive examples used to illustrate concepts will be from articles published in 2013 to 2015. The organizational structure introduced in the 9th edition will be maintained -- i.e., content focusing on quantitative research will be in Part III, and content on qualitative research will be in Part IV. The textbook package will include the book itself, a Resource Manual, and a digital Toolkit with high-quality forms and tools (in Microsoft Word) that new researchers can modify or use directly (e.g., informed consent forms, demographic questionnaires. Additional useful material will be added to the Toolkit, including links to open-access papers on the topic covered in each chapter. A valuable ancillary package is available for instructors and students via thePoint. They include PowerPoint slides with relevant tables and figures, test bank, journal articles, case studies, critical thinking exercises, strategies for effective teaching, internet resources, and glossary.
Call Number: RT81.5 .P64 2017
Critical Thinking, Clinical Reasoning, and Clinical Judgment: a practical approach What''s behind every healed patient? Critical thinking! And what book best equips you to master the critical thinking skills needed for success on the NCLEX examination and in professional nursing practice? Alfaro''s Critical Thinking, Clinical Reasoning, and Clinical Judgment, 6th Edition! With a motivational style and insightful "how-to" approach, this unique textbook draws upon real-life scenarios and evidence-based strategies as it guides you in learning to think critically in clinically meaningful ways. The new edition features a more streamlined, full-color design, and expanded coverage on some of key trends, including: interdisciplinary care teams, competency-based education, the IOM''s Leading Health Indicators, legal considerations, the effects of the Affordable Care Act, and much more. If you want to truly succeed in nursing practice today and be thinking-oriented rather than task-oriented, then look no further than this one-of-a-kind textbook. Simple approach and motivational writing style include vivid examples, memorable anecdotes, and real case scenarios to make content come alive. Practical strategies to promote critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and clinical judgment are incorporated along with supporting evidence as to why the strategies work. Focus on application (or "how to") and inclusion of supporting rationales (theory) make difficult concepts easy to learn. Critical thinking indicators feature evidence-based descriptions from the author of behaviors that promote critical thinking in nursing practice. Highlighted features and sections - such as Chapter at a Glance, Pre-Chapter Self-Tests, Guiding Principles, Critical Moments, Other Perspectives, Think-Pair-Share, Help Me Out cartoons, real-life clinical scenarios, key points, critical thinking exercises, and more - promote independent learning. UNIQUE! Brain-based learning principles utilize strategies that challenge the mind and are incorporated throughout the text. Timely coverage includes topical issues, such as: problem-focused versus outcome-focused thinking, prioritizing, developing a culture of safety, healthy work environments, expanding roles related to diagnosis and management, applying delegation principles, evidence-based practice, improving grades and passing tests the first time, NCLEX preparation, ensuring documentation reflects critical thinking, communication and interpersonal skills, strategies for common workplace challenges, and more. Inclusion of ethics- and standards-based professional practice reflects today''s professional climate which demands increasing accountability. Incorporation of cultural, spiritual, and lifespan content along with the nurse''s role in hospitals, communities, and long-term care settings presents a broad approach to critical thinking. Discussion of Tanner and Benner''s most recent work on what the research says about critical thinking and clinical judgment in nursing keeps readers up to date on the evidence-based side of practice. Coverage of IOM, QSEN, and other patient safety standards also keeps readers up to date on safe and effective nursing care. NEW! Full-color, eye-catching design facilitates learning. NEW! Additional coverage of key trends in nursing education and practice, discuss important topics such as interdisciplinary care teams, competency-based education, clinical residencies, leadership at the bedside, and implications of the Affordable Care Act. NEW! Updated coverage of the Institute of Medicine''s (IOM) Leading Health Indicators addresses the latest Healthy People 2020 goals. NEW! Carefully improved pedagogy throughout the text features streamlined headings, learning features, and content to help readers focus on what''s most important to know. NEW! Inclusion of key concepts from Jean Giddens'' work are now listed in the chapter openers. NEW! Expanded coverage of legal considerations brings this increasingly important subject area to the forefront of consideration. NEW! Interactive NCLEX practice questions are now available on the Evolve companion website to better simulate the NCLEX test-taking experience. NEW! Shorter chapter organization gives readers more manageable reading assignments.
Call Number: RT86 .A34 2017
Palliative Care Nursing at a Glance Palliative Care Nursing at a Glance is the perfect companion for nursing students, health and social care practitioners, and all those involved in palliative care delivery, both in the clinical and home setting. Written by an expert team of academics, nurses, educators and researchers it provides a concise and easy-to-read overview of all the concepts and clinical decision-making skills necessary for the provision of good-quality palliative and end-of-life care. Divided into six sections, the book includes coverage of all key clinical applications, principles of symptom management, palliative care approaches for a range of conditions and patient groups, exploration of the roles of the multi-professional team, as well as ethical challenges. Superbly illustrated, with full colour illustrations throughout Provides information on delivery of care in a range of settings Broad coverage makes it ideal reading for anyone involved in palliative care delivery User-friendly and accessible resource for those working in both specialist and non-specialist adult settings
Call Number: R726.8 .P353 2015x
Physical Activity: moving toward obesity solutions workshop summary In 2008, the U.S. federal government issued fully approved physical activity guidelines for the first time. The idea that physical activity impacts health can be traced as far back as Hippocrates, and the science around the linkages between physical activity and health has continuously accumulated. On April 14-15, 2015, the Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on Obesity Solutions held a 2-day workshop to explore the state of the science regarding the impact of physical activity in the prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity and to highlight innovative strategies for promoting physical activity across different segments of the population. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from this workshop.
Call Number: RC628 .P49 2015x
Innovations in Nursing Education: building the future of nursing Published by the National League for Nursing, Innovations in Nursing Education: Building the Future of Nursing, Volume 3 promotes innovation and excellence in nursing education through fully researched and thought-provoking writing. This third volume introduces a new organizational structure, aligning topics to five of the seven NLN Centers for Nursing Education. Not centers in the bricks and mortar sense, the centers are a way of organizing the NLN's thinking and framing its work, a way to continue to lead in the areas that are crucial to the future of nursing and nursing education: *NLN | Chamberlain College of Nursing Center for the Advancement of the Science of Nursing Education *NLN Center for Assessment and Evaluation *NLN Center for Excellence in the Care of Vulnerable Populations *NLN Center for Transformational Leadership *NLN Center for Innovation in Simulation and Technology "I am so pleased that Dr. Caputi, as editor of this volume, chose to arrange the chapters to correspond with the work of five of the centers, work that benefits nurse educators as well as our students and the millions of patients nurses care for over the course of our professional lives." Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN CEO, NLN This title is an American Journal of Nursing 2015 Book of The Year Contest Winner.
Call Number: RT76 .I56 v.3 2016
PCCN Review Book 2016: PCCN study guide and practice test questions for the progressive care certified nurse exam Think all PCCN study guides are the same? Think again With easy to understand lessons and practice test questions designed to maximize your score, you'll be ready. You don't want to waste time - and money - having to study all over again because you didn't get effective studying in. You want to accelerate your education, not miss opportunities for starting your future career Every year, thousands of people think that they are ready for the Progressive Care Nurse certification exam, but realize too late when they get their score back that they were not ready at all. They weren't incapable, and they certainly did their best, but they simply weren't studying the right way. There are a variety of methods to prepare for the PCCN Exam....and they get a variety of results. Trivium Test Preps PCCN Review Study Guide provides the information, secrets, and confidence needed to get you the score you need - the first time around. Losing points on the PCCN exam can cost you precious time, money, and effort that you shouldn't have to spend. What is in the book? In our PCCN exam study guide, you get the most comprehensive review of all tested concepts. The subjects are easy to understand, and fully-explained example questions to ensure that you master the material. Best of all, we show you how this information will be applied on the real exam; PCCN exam practice questions are included so that you can know, without a doubt, that you are prepared. Our study guide is streamlined and concept-driven - not filled with excess junk, silly attempts at humor, or confusing filler - so you get better results through more effective study time. Why spend days or even weeks reading through meaningless junk, trying to sort out the helpful information from the fluff? We give you everything you need to know in a concise, comprehensive, and effective package.
Call Number: RT120.P76 P335 2016x
Social Work: strength-based practice in hospital case management Social Work: Strength-Based Practice in Hospital Case Management Bonnie Geld, MSW Shawna Grossman Kates, MSW, MBA, CMAC Contributors: Matt Boettcher, LMSW-AP, LCSW, MSW Linda Brandeis, ACSW, LICSW Eleni Carr, MBA, LICSW Scott Ferguson, MSW, LCSW, ACM Jeanette Foster, MSW, LISW-S Theresa E. Jenner, MSW, LICSW Jill Karnes, MS, MSW, LISW-S Dara Kates Katz, LCSW, ACSW Evelyn Mascareñas, ASW Lori McCullough, MSW, LISW-S, C- Renee Michelsen, MSS, Lawrence Pellegrini, MSW, MPA, and PhD candidate Nancy Shendell-Falik, RN, MA Roy Sittig, MD, SFHM June Stark, RN, BSN, Vicki Weiner, MSW, MA, LCSW, CCM Social workers and case managers work to identify resources to meet primary social welfare needs; at their core, they demonstrate key skills of assessing, brokering, engaging, partnering, risk managing, and problem solving. However, many case management managers and directors need help understanding the social work done in their departments as well as pinpointing what support or mentoring social workers need. Case management directors don't always know how to align social workers and RN case managers to maximize care coordination, discharge planning, and other case management functions for patients. To make matters worse, there is a lack of resources for managing social work programs and the activities that are shared between case managers and social workers. Social Work: Strength-Based Practice in Hospital Case Management will help case managers manage their social work resources and staff members to achieve optimal results as well as maximize the social work being done in their departments. This resource will offer insight into the critical role, contributing value, and significant need of social workers within the healthcare continuum. It will address capitalizing not only on social work strengths but also on valuable tools used to demonstrate measurable care management outcomes. This resource will also present the nursing staff's important perspective and offer suggestions on developing and supporting essential synergies between social work and multidisciplinary teams. Table of Contents Introduction Components of Hospital Social Work Capitalizing on Social Work Skills and Strengths in Case Management Social Work Models in Healthcare Professional Development The Value of Social Work Practice Tying Social Work to Outcomes Partnerships and Department Collaborators Leadership Breaking the Social Work Glass Ceiling in Healthcare Widening the Landscape Conclusion Who should read this book? Case managers Case management directors and managers Social workers Nurse directors and managers Care management directors and managers Nurses
Call Number: HV41 .S63 2015x
Contemporary Nursing: issues, trends, & management Thoroughly prepare for the rapidly evolving world of nursing with Contemporary Nursing: Issues, Trends, & Management, 7th Edition. Expert authors Barbara Cherry and Susan Jacob combine their own expertise from both academics and practice as they cover the relevant issues affecting today's nurses. In 28 chapters, including a new chapter on palliative care, this comprehensive new edition takes readers through the evolution of nursing, the role of the nurse today, safe and effective decision-making, collaboration and communication, leadership, job opportunities, and a number of timely issues affecting healthcare and nursing practice today. Full-color design enhances the narrative with a clear, visually appealing explanation of concepts. Humorous cartoons open each chapter to illustrate the chapter themes. Vignettes at the beginning of each chapter personalize nursing history and practice and help readers understand their place in the profession. Questions to Consider While Reading This Chapter follow the vignettes and prepare the reader for the topic to be discussed. Key terms, learning outcomes, chapter overviews, and chapter summaries help readers focus their learning experience. Unit on Leadership and Management in Nursing includes content to prepare nurses to effectively function in the management roles expected of the professional nurse. Unit on Career Management provides strategies on how to make the transition from student to practitioner and tips on how to pass the NCLEX-RN Examination. Case studies help readers apply theory to clinical practice. NEW! Chapter on palliative care focuses on how to best provide patients with relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness, and how to improve the quality of life for both the patient and family. NEW! Combined chapter on quality improvement and QSEN keeps readers up to date on the latest competencies from the Institute of Medicine. NEW! Professional/Ethical Issue boxes provide a short scenario about an ethical issue related to the chapter content. NEW! Updated coverage reflects the latest NCLEX test plan. NEW! Incorporation of Triple Aim in healthcare discusses ways to improve the health of the population, enhance the experience and outcomes of the patient, and reduce per capita cost of care for the benefit of communities. NEW! Expanded coverage of working in an interdisciplinary team reflects the changing healthcare landscape and need to work in collaboration with a variety of healthcare specialists.
Call Number: RT41 .C564 2017
Professional Practice Models: successful health system integration " Rarely is there a comprehensive work of this magnitude produced to provide intense and practical direction. This work is a must read for those nurse leaders following in our footsteps. It will enable them to increase their knowledge of the systems and processes required to implement, sustain, and measure professional nursing practice while providing a strategic framework to guide their plans for their organizations in the future. " Karen S. Hill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN, Editor-in-Chief, "The Journal of Nursing Administration," Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Central Baptist Hospital, From the Foreword " Dr. Joanne Duffy is an authority in developing practice models. This text effectively creates a blueprint for how to make this process as meaningful as possible regardless of the model chosen or the type of organization. One of the highlights that is often missed and that Dr. Duffy clearly illustrates is the critical importance of evaluation. The principles, rationale, best-practice examples, and reflective questions include crucial information needed to fully integrate professional practice models. The author delivers one of the most important works on this topic to date. " Karen Cox, RN, PhD, FACHE, FAAN, Executive Vice President/Co-Chief Operating Officer Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, From the Foreword This is the first resource to demonstrate to nurse leaders, administrators, and staff how to develop, apply, and successfully integrate a professional practice model into a health system. It delivers best practices for creating, implementing, evaluating, adapting, adopting, and revising professional practice models that contribute to improving patient outcomes. Consolidating a wealth of information in one place, the text describes a coordinated and consistent approach that generates an in-depth understanding of professional practice models, including their implementation and evaluation. Distinguished by its focus on the how to of successful enculturation a common obstacle for many nursing professionals the text guides nurse leaders and educators in the process of integrating professional practice models into clinical workflow, advancing nursing practice, improving the quality of patient care, and facilitating Magnet(r) designation. Specific methods and implementation strategies are delineated along with tipping points and milestones. Real-life examples offer relevant lessons from others who have encountered problems and created successful solutions along the way. They describe approaches, resolutions to problems, unique insights, and meaningful revisions. Opportunities for reflection and case analysis are presented and chapters each with comprehensive, concise, evidence-based content include learning objectives, key summary points, reflective exercises, illustrations, charts, and learning from the field insets. KEY FEATURES: Encompasses essential information for developing, applying, and diffusing a professional practice model Provides comprehensive, concise, and evidence-based content Written by a renowned nurse leader, educator, and researcher with expertise in the enculturation of professional practice models Addresses one of the criteria necessary for Magnet(r) designation Includes a strong disciplinary perspective with a focus on professionalism and demonstrating value "
Call Number: RT84.5 .P76 2016x
Counselling Skills for Dietitians The third edition Counselling Skills for Dieticians has been fully revised and updated to reflect the recent developments, research and interests in the field. It explores the skills required for dietetic counselling, and includes frequent examples of dialogue from patient consultations, as well as exercises and activities so that the reader can undergo experiential learning relevant to their practice. Includes examples from daily practice to illustrate the difficulties encountered by dietitians and demonstrate the application of counselling skills Clearly explains theoretical models of accepted counselling practice underpinning the skills described Has been updated to include additional information on topics such as assertiveness skills and eating distress Addresses practical and psychological issues faced by dietitians and patients Now provides access to a range of supportive online material including videos of consultations, case studies and resources for trainers
Call Number: RM218.7 .G33 2016
Practicing Primary Health Care in Nursing: caring for populations Practicing Primary Health Care in Nursing: Caring for Populations is a new and innovative text that examines the broad definition of "primary health care" and incorporates a nursing perspective with a global and population-based focus. This text presents the enduring relationship that nurses have had in pioneering primary health care with an a population-based, professional and global perspective throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. This text offers nurse educators and nursing education programs a way to broaden their curriculum to encompass the concepts of primary health care and population-based care within their coursework. Each chapter emphasizes the essential role and value that the nursing profession plays in addressing health care in the United Stated both individually and collectively through advocacy and policy work.KEY CONCEPTSExamines the nursing profession as an important and relevant player in primary health careOffers a variety of perspectives on primary health care in actionShowcases nursing's role in developing and implementing primary health care initiatives, both historically and currently
Call Number: RT51 .P73 2017
Celiac Disease: a hidden epidemic The definitive book on celiac disease, one of the most common and underdiagnosed autoimmune diseases in America, available in paperback for the first time. Do you suffer from gastrointestinal complaints, fatigue, headaches, joint pain, anemia, and/or itchy skin conditions? Have you consulted numerous doctors, and been prescribed drugs and diets that have only temporarily alleviated some symptoms? If so, you may have celiac disease, a hereditary autoimmune condition that affects nearly one in every hundred people—97 percent of whom remain undiagnosed and untreated. The real answer to your medical problems may lie in this book. Dr. Peter H.R. Green, director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University and internationally renowned expert on the disease, together with Rory Jones, an accomplished science writer who was diagnosed with the disease in 1998 and has been researching it ever since, have written this authoritative guide on how celiac disease is properly diagnosed, treated, and managed. The disease is triggered by gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley, which damages the lining of the small intestine so that it cannot properly absorb food. Without essential nutrients, the entire body begins to suffer. Complications from celiac disease can include infertility, depression, liver disease, other autoimmune diseases (such as type 1 diabetes and thyroid disease), and even cancer. This is a disease that you do not outgrow. At present, the only way to treat it is to follow a lifelong gluten-free diet. This revised and updated edition contains the most current information on celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and gluten sensitivity. It examines the disease’s many manifestations and includes an entire section devoted to coping with the psychological aspects of living with a chronic illness and following a gluten-free diet. It also includes a guide to ingredients and safe grains, a selection of gluten-free manufacturers, and a list of national and international support groups.
Call Number: RC862.C44 G74 2010
Rapid Research Methods for Nurses, Midwives and Health Professionals
Call Number: R123 .R44 2016x
Standards of Occupational & Environmental Health Nursing
Call Number: Pamphlet
Familes as Advisors: a training guide for collaboration
Call Number: Pamphlet
Pediatric Nursing: scope and standards of practice Pediatric nursing focuses on the protection, promotion, and optimization of the health and abilities for children from newborn age through young adulthood. Utilizing a patient- and family-centered care approach, pediatric nurses strive for preventing illness and injury, restoring health, and maximizing comfort in health conditions and at the end of life, through diagnosis, treatment, and management of the child's condition and advocacy in the care of children and families. ANA and a workgroup of pediatric nurse experts, from across their specialty and representing seven professional organizations, convened to update and expand the 2008 edition to accommodate ongoing and anticipated changes in their specialty and health care. With input from numerous nurses, they developed Pediatric Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 2nd Edition. It is a comprehensive delineation of the competent level of practice and professional performance common to and expected from pediatric registered nurses in all practice levels and settings. The publication's scope of practice addresses what is expected of all pediatric nurses, specifying the who, what, where, when, why, and how of their practice. That detailed discussion of the scope of practice gives the context-the underlying assumptions, characteristics, environments and settings, education and training requirements, key issues and trends, and ethical and conceptual bases of pediatric nursing-needed to understand and use the standards. A foundational volume that is primarily for those directly involved with pediatric nursing practice, education, and research, other nurses and allied healthcare providers, researchers, and scholars will find value in this content.
Call Number: RJ245 .N38 2015
Management/Employee Development Books
Designing Effective Incentive Compensation Plans: create a plan that dirves strategy, engages employees, and achieves success Drawing on two decades of compensation experience, Sal DiFonzo explores how to transition a firm from a traditional discretionary plan to a contemporary structured incentive compensation plan. The issues in this process can be complex, but DiFonzo simplifies them by taking the reader step-by-step through the rationale behind creating a structured incentive compensation plan, each phase of the creation process, and expert strategies for solving the issues that invariably arise with changes to compensation. While examples are drawn from the design and construction industry, firms from all industries seeking to drive strategy, engage employees and achieve success will find this book to be a valuable guide
Call Number: HF5549.5.C67 D54 2015x
Health Economics: core concepts and essentials tools The healthcare landscape is shifting rapidly. A solid grounding in economics enables healthcare managers to make informed and thoughtful decisions in the face of changing market and regulatory demands.
Health Economics: Core Concepts and Essential Tools takes a unique, streamlined approach to explaining the building blocks of health economics. Rather than interweaving technical information with introductory content, each chapter is divided into two main sections: Core Concepts and Technical Material. This treatment allows students to gain an intuitive understanding of each chapter topic before delving into advanced graphs, equations, and other technical details.
Health Economics: Core Concepts and Essential Tools focuses on nine topics that are essential to understanding health economics and its connection to health policy:
•The purpose of health economics
•The relationship between health and wealth
•The production of health
•The production of health-related goods and services
•The demand for healthcare
•Perfect competition and other market structures
•The insurance market
The Core Concepts section in each chapter provides learning objectives and a straightforward but comprehensive overview of the chapter topic. The Technical Material section allows for deeper examination of the chapter topic through discussion of relevant literature as well as graphical examples and mathematical techniques.
Call Number: R728.5 .B464 2016
Quality and Performance Improvement in Healthcare: theory, practice and management This book from AHIMA presents a comprehensive introduction to the theory, practice, and management of performance and quality improvement processes in healthcare organizations. Each chapter has real-life examples and case studies from healthcare settings that bring home the importance of quality in healthcare services.
Call Number: RA399.A1 Q27 2015
Health Care Budgeting and Financial Management In today's chaotic health reform environment, it is especially important for non-financial health care managers to have a practical guide to the tools and concepts they need to manage their human, supply, and equipment resources. Offers simple and complex financial terms and concepts in an easily digestible and comprehensive format Provides relatable real-world examples to illustrate concepts Updates the highly regarded and widely used text, Health Care Budgeting and Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers Supplies the perspective of a person managing resources rather than that of an academic theorist Offers a unique perspective connecting clinical, operational, and financial themes
Call Number: RA971.3 .W36 2016
Developing Cultural Humility: embracing race, privilege and power For many students, the word culture is synonymous with race and ethnicity. Yet, a large majority of students who go into counsellor education programs are Caucasian. By its very premise, multicultural therapy leaves out Caucasian individuals, leaving many to believe they have 'no culture' and feeling disconnected from culture, multiculturalism and social justice. Culture, as it is beginning to be defined, can be seen not as a particular race or ethnicity, rather, as the intersections of multiple identities. Thus, everyone, no matter what their race or ethnicity, has a culture. This book is the first to deal with culture more broadly and attempt to help students examine their own culture. This allows Caucasian trainees to embrace culture and have a stronger connection to multiculturalism without feeling alienated from the discussion.
Call Number: HM753 .D49 2014
Strategic Analysis for Healthcare: concepts and practical applications This book presents a straightforward approach to the development of strategy for healthcare organizations. The clear explanation of specific concepts, the supporting examples, and the applied exercises approach the topic from both theoretical and practical perspectives, covering each individual method in an easy-to-read yet informative manner.
Call Number: RA971 .M23 2016
Getting Research Published: an A to Z of publication strategy The third edition of this popular and highly-regarded guide uncovers the ethics, conventions and often unwritten rules of publishing in peer-reviewed journals and at conferences. It provides clear direction on how to choose the right journal, avoid publication delays, resolve authorship disputes and many other problems associated with being published that pose challenges to new and experienced researchers alike. The A to Z format is highly accessible to readers with different backgrounds and varying levels of publication experience, including students and healthcare professionals, medical researchers and individuals working in drug companies and communications agencies. It will be particularly valuable to anyone involved in planning publications.
Call Number: R119 .W34 2016
Restoring the Healer: spiritual self-care for health care professionals Burn out. Two words that haunt those in high stress jobs, especially in the medical profession. Long hours and the literal life-and-death nature of the field creates expectations to not only be on call at all hours, but to be at one's best, even at 3:00 AM after a twenty-hour shift. So much energy is devoted to the care of others that self-care is forgotten. Yet, more are noticing and research confirms that self-care is needed, not only for personal sanity but also for quality of work. Unwell medical professionals are not the best at treating others. And this self-care includes not just rest, food, and water, but a deeper care, one that tends the spiritual side as well. To both the spiritually active and the spiritually resistant, hospital chaplain William Dorman offers a guide to understand a more comprehensive, full-bodied self-care. Each chapter begins with case studies, concrete experiences that help unpack abstract concepts which bring much needed peace to stressed individuals. Dorman also structures each chapter to end with prayers and action steps, which offer more concrete ways to care for the self. From working as a hospital chaplain for over 18 years, and serving as the director of chaplaincy services for the largest integrated health care system in New Mexico, Rev. Dorman recognizes the stresses that come to those who have made it their profession to heal others. Healers need healing too--and this guide is the first step.
Call Number: BT732.5 .D67 2016x
Work Rules! Insights from inside Google that will transform how you live and lead NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER From the visionary head of Google's innovative People Operations comes a groundbreaking inquiry into the philosophy of work-and a blueprint for attracting the most spectacular talent to your business and ensuring that they succeed. "We spend more time working than doing anything else in life. It's not right that the experience of work should be so demotivating and dehumanizing." So says Laszlo Bock, head of People Operations at the company that transformed how the world interacts with knowledge. This insight is the heart of WORK RULES!, a compelling and surprisingly playful manifesto that offers lessons including: Take away managers' power over employees Learn from your best employees-and your worst Hire only people who are smarter than you are, no matter how long it takes to find them Pay unfairly (it's more fair!) Don't trust your gut: Use data to predict and shape the future Default to open-be transparent and welcome feedback If you're comfortable with the amount of freedom you've given your employees, you haven't gone far enough. Drawing on the latest research in behavioral economics and a profound grasp of human psychology, WORK RULES! also provides teaching examples from a range of industries-including lauded companies that happen to be hideous places to work and little-known companies that achieve spectacular results by valuing and listening to their employees. Bock takes us inside one of history's most explosively successful businesses to reveal why Google is consistently rated one of the best places to work in the world, distilling 15 years of intensive worker R&D into principles that are easy to put into action, whether you're a team of one or a team of thousands. WORK RULES! shows how to strike a balance between creativity and structure, leading to success you can measure in quality of life as well as market share. Read it to build a better company from within rather than from above; read it to reawaken your joy in what you do.
Call Number: HD57.7 .B633 2015
When Breath Becomes Air #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * For readers of Atul Gawande, Andrew Solomon, and Anne Lamott, a profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir by a young neurosurgeon faced with a terminal cancer diagnosis who attempts to answer the question What makes a life worth living? At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi's transformation from a naïve medical student "possessed," as he wrote, "by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life" into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality. What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir. Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all. "I began to realize that coming face to face with my own mortality, in a sense, had changed nothing and everything," he wrote. "Seven words from Samuel Beckett began to repeat in my head: 'I can't go on. I'll go on.'" When Breath Becomes Air is an unforgettable, life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a brilliant writer who became both. Praise for When Breath Becomes Air "I guarantee that finishing this book and then forgetting about it is simply not an option. . . . Part of this book's tremendous impact comes from the obvious fact that its author was such a brilliant polymath. And part comes from the way he conveys what happened to him--passionately working and striving, deferring gratification, waiting to live, learning to die--so well. None of it is maudlin. Nothing is exaggerated. As he wrote to a friend: 'It's just tragic enough and just imaginable enough.' And just important enough to be unmissable."--Janet Maslin, The New York Times "An emotional investment well worth making: a moving and thoughtful memoir of family, medicine and literature. It is, despite its grim undertone, accidentally inspiring."--The Washington Post "Possesses the gravity and wisdom of an ancient Greek tragedy . . . [Kalanithi] delivers his chronicle in austere, beautiful prose. The book brims with insightful reflections on mortality that are especially poignant coming from a trained physician familiar with what lies ahead."--The Boston Globe "Devastating and spectacular . . . [Kalanithi] is so likeable, so relatable, and so humble, that you become immersed in his world and forget where it's all heading."--USA Today "It's [Kalanithi's] unsentimental approach that makes When Breath Becomes Air so original--and so devastating. . . . Its only fault is that the book, like his life, ends much too early."--Entertainment Weekly "[When Breath Becomes Air] split my head open with its beauty."--Cheryl Strayed
Call Number: RC280.L8 K35 2016
How to Say Anything to Anyone: a guide to building business relationships that really work Take charge of your career by taking charge of your business relationships and communication skills. We all know how it feels when our colleagues talk about us but not to us. It's frustrating, and it creates tension. When effective communication is missing in the workplace, employees feel like they're working in the dark. Leaders don't have crucial conversations; managers are frustrated when outcomes are not what they expect; and employees often don't get positive feedback or constructive feedback. Many of us remain passive against poor communication habits and communication barriers, hoping that business communication will miraculously improve--but it won't. Business communication and relationships won't improve without skills and effort. The people you work with can work with you, around you, or against you. How people work with you depends on the business relationships you cultivate. Do your colleagues trust you? Can they speak openly to you when projects and tasks go awry? Do you have effective communication skills? Take charge of your career by eliminating communication barriers and taking charge of your business relationships. Make your work environment less tense and more productive by improving communication skills. Set relationship expectations, work with people how they like to work, and give positive feedback and constructive feedback. In How to Say Anything to Anyone, you'll learn how to: - ask for what you want at work - improve communication skills - strengthen all types of working relationships - reduce the gossip and drama in your office - tell people when you're frustrated and have difficult conversations in a way that resonates - take action on your ideas and feelings - get honest positive feedback and constructive feedback on your performance Harley shares the real-life stories of people who have struggled to get what they want at work. With her clear and specific business communication roadmap in hand, Harley enables you to improve communication skills and create the career and business relationships you really want--and keep them.
Call Number: HM1106 .H368 2013
Gemba Walks In 12 new essays, ranging from the provocative to the practical and written specially for the second edition of Gemba Walks author and management expert Jim Womack reflects on the past 30 years of lean, and assesses the current state of lean today.
He also shares thoughts on how lean thinking and practice can continue to make the world a better place by gaining traction in areas such as government and healthcare, provides practical guidance for how leaders everywhere can realize the full benefits of a lean management system, and shares hope for continued improvement on the path to better work and more value.
Over the past 30 years, Womack has developed a method of going to visit the gemba at countless companies and keenly observing how people work together to create value. He has shared his thoughts and discoveries from these visits with the lean community through a monthly letter. With Gemba Walks second edition, Womack has selected and re-organized his key letters, as well as written 12 new essays.
Gemba Walks shares his insights on topics ranging from the application of specific tools, to the role of management in sustaining lean, as well as the long-term prospects for this fundamental new way of creating value. Reading this book will reveal to readers a range of lean principles, as well as the basis for the critical lean practice of: go see, ask why, and show respect.
Call Number: TS155 .W66 2013x
E-Learning Fundamentals: a practical guide This ultimate roadmap covers the entire e-learning landscape. Why do we even need e-learning? What is an LMS? How do I write a storyboard? If you re delving into e-learning and are coming up with more questions than answers, this guide is the high-level overview you ve been looking for. In this book, e-learning development experts and educators Diane Elkins and Desiree Pinder deliver a comprehensive examination of the e-learning process from the ground up. E-Learning Fundamentals provides the base of knowledge necessary to tackle everything from early concepts of e-learning down to its execution. Throughout, you ll find vignettes that bring concepts to life as well as checklists and practical tools for designing and developing your first e-learning course. In this book you will: dive into the basics of e-learning design and development explore the e-learning course design and development process from analysis through evaluation learn to write and storyboard a course, construct test questions, choose media, put the course together, and establish a thorough review process."
Call Number: LB1044.87 .E437 2015x
Achieving Health Equity Via the Affordable Care Act: promises, provisions, and making reform a reality for diverse patients Since its creation by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 2007, the Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities has been fostering dialogue on racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care, examining the development of programs and strategies to reduce disparities, and encouraging the emergence of new leadership focused on health equity. For the past several years, a prominent topic of discussion within the roundtable has been the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA has multiple provisions specific to race, ethnicity, and language and other provisions with significant implications for racially and ethnically diverse populations. In April 2013, the roundtable held a workshop to address many issues surrounding the ACA, including expansion of coverage, delivery systems, and access points, service delivery and payment reform, public-private partnerships, and challenges to the safety net. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
Call Number: RA563.M56 A53 2015x
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