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Nursing/Allied Health Books
Maternal and Child Nursing Care For courses in maternal and child nursing care in any nursing program Help students think like nurses with maternal-newborn and pediatric clients As nursing courses are shortened and clinical experiences become more limited, time is increasingly precious to both students and faculty. Designed to support faster, more efficient learning in condensed courses, Maternal & Child Nursing Care presents key content about maternal-newborn nursing, women's health, and pediatric nursing topics in an accurate, readable way. Throughout this family-focused text, special attention is paid to health promotion, home/community care, patient and family education, clinical reasoning, evidence-based practice, and cultural competence. Engaging features help readers learn and retain essential concepts in a short period of time. The straightforward approach allows students to focus on what is most important-developing the essential skills and abilities to practice nursing in fast-changing healthcare environments. Also available with MyNursingLab® MyNursingLab is an an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to engage students in the Maternal/Newborn Nursing 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 this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyNursingLab, search for: 0134449711/ 9780134449715 Maternal & Child Nursing Care Plus MyNursingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 5/e consists of: 0134167228 / 9780134167220 Maternal & Child Nursing Care 0134449045 / 9780134449043 MyNursingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Maternal & Child Nursing Care
Call Number: RG951 .L65 2017
Clinical Practice Guidelines for Midwifery & Women's Health Clinical Practice Guidelines for Midwifery & Women's Health, Fifth Edition is an accessible and easy-to-use quick reference guide for midwives and women’s healthcare providers. Completely updated and revised to reflect the changing clinical environment, it offers current evidence-based practice, updated approaches, and opportunities for midwifery leadership in every practice setting. Also included are integrative, alternative, and complementary therapies. The Fifth Edition examines the transition to the use of ICD-10 codes, women’s health policy and advocacy, risk assessment and decision-making in practice, and inspiring trust in midwifery care. New clinical practice guidelines include health promotion and primary care practice, such as promoting restorative sleep, optimizing oral health, promoting a healthy weight, and caring for the woman with a substance abuse disorder. In addition, it features expanded and updated information on a wide-variety of topics, such as sexual diversity and gender identity, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and preeclampsia, physiologic labor and prevention of the primary cesarean, birth options and locations, assessing the fetus, the latest practice recommendations on delayed cord clamping and family-centered cesarean, and the Walcher and Tharpe maneuvers for management of shoulder dystocia
Call Number: RG950 .T476 2017
Meeting the Needs of Parents Pregnant and Parenting after Perinatal Loss Despite research which highlights parents' increased anxiety and risk of attachment issues with the pregnancy that follows a perinatal loss, there is often little understanding that bereaved families may need different care in their subsequent pregnancies. This book explores the lived experience of pregnancy and parenting after a perinatal loss. Meeting the Needs of Parents Pregnant and Parenting After Perinatal Lossdevelops a helpful framework, which integrates continuing bonds and attachment theories, to support prenatal parenting at each stage of pregnancy. Giving insight into how a parent's world view of a pregnancy may have changed following a loss, readers are provided with tools to assist parents on their journey. The book discusses each stage of a pregnancy, as well as labor and the postpartum period, before examining subjects such as multi-fetal pregnancies, reluctant terminations, use of support groups, and the experiences of fathers and other children in the family. The chapters include up-to-date research findings, vignettes from parents reflecting on their own experiences and recommendations for practice. Written for researchers, students and professionals from a range of health, social welfare and early years education backgrounds, this text outlines what we know about supporting bereaved families encountering the challenges of a subsequent pregnancy.
Call Number: RG648 .O44 2016x
Child Behavioral and Parenting Challenges for Advanced Practice Nurses: a reference for frontline health care providers Delivers the most comprehensive information available for APNs on dealing with child behavioral and parenting challenge Front-line nurse practitioners are increasingly required to assess, identify, manage, and refer the complex and often significant childhood behavioralchallenges occurring among children and adolescents. This authoritative and comprehensive behavior management reference provides nursing health careproviders and students with the evidence-based information and strategies they need to identify and appropriately intervene with such behavioral challengesand to assist parents in dealing appropriately and effectively with their child. In an accessible and easy-to-read format, the text examines the primary health care professional Aos role in screening behavioral issues, identifies a greatvariety of problems they are likely to encounter, and educates the provider on how to assess difficult and challenging behaviors. Each problem isconsistently organized to include a description; assessment: diagnosis; levels of prevention/intervention; primary, secondary, and tertiary strategies fordealing with the behavior; and additional resources. Not only does the book provide a clear indication of when and how to refer the youth to theappropriate mental health professional or other specialist, but delineates strategies for what to do while awaiting referral and how to maintain a primarycare role during the psychiatric intervention process. Important legal issues are addressed along with protocols that are accepted by health care and legalagencies. The text also provides an overview of the integration of behavioral health into primary care along with EBP guidelines and parent teachingguides. Key Features: Provides APNs with the basic foundations to understand, identify, and manage significant behavioral challenges of childhood Examines the primary care health care professional Aos role in working with these issues Delivers evidence-based information and strategies for assessment and intervention Provides clear indication of when and how to refer to appropriate mental health professional or other specialist Addresses protocols to follow that are accepted by the health care and legal population "
Call Number: RJ499 .M87 2016
Nursing Now! Today's Issues, Tomorrow's Trends Be prepared for the rapidly changing world of nursing. The thoroughly revised and updated 7th Edition of this popular text examines the important issues and trends shaping the nursing profession today. Explore the evolution and history of nursing and examine the impact of an aging population on healthcare delivery. Continue the conversation about the effects of healthcare reform and outline a plan for advanced practice nursing education. Look for annual updates posted on DavisPlus.com to keep you informed about emerging hot button issues.
Call Number: RT82 .C33 2015
The Language of Caring Guide for Physicians: communication essentials for patient-centered care Concrete "how-to" guide to exceptional physician-patient communication by nationally recognized experts on healthcare communication. Second edition includes updated references, best practices, and tools. To thrive in this challenging environment, effective communication with patients, families, other physicians, students, and coworkers is pivotal. The quality of your communication has a far-reaching impact on outcomes, public perception, reputation, pay, job satisfaction and much more. Competencies include: 1. Mindful Practice 2. Collaboration and Teamwork 3. Effective Openings and Closings 4. Communicating with Empathy 5. Engaging Patients and Families as Partners 6. Effective Explanations 7. Hard Conversations Includes specific Rules of Thumb for each Competency, as well as a Skill Self-Check, Feedback Devices, a Peer Coaching Tool and more. Spiral bound.
Call Number: R727.3 .L44 2014x
Professional Nursing: concepts and challenges Appropriate for use in early courses in baccalaureate curricula; in RN-to-BSN and RN-to-MSN courses; and as a resource for practicing nurses and graduate students, Professional Nursing: Concepts & Challenges, 8th Edition equips students and new nurses to positively impact their careers and the nursing profession. This leading text details what it means to be a professional nurse - the history, values and standards, and commitment to life-long learning. This edition features new information on QSEN, Electronic Health Record information, the effect of social media in nursing, and updated information on the Affordable Care Act. Valuable learning aids throughout every chapter include: case studies, cultural challenges, evidence-based practice, critical thinking, interviews, professional profiles, historical notes, nursing research, concepts & challenges, and ideas for further exploration. This edition discusses the current state of the nursing profession, standards and scope of practice, transition into professional practice, health care delivery systems, and future challenges for the nursing profession. Evidence-based Practice boxes highlight problems identified in patient care, the nursing researcher's questions and research, the results of that research, and the resultant recommendations for care. Considering Culture boxes highlight the impact of culture on the way in which nurses fulfill their roles and the way in which patients experience healthcare. Interview boxes explore the issues of culture and faith from the perspectives of leaders in those fields. Thinking Critically Challenges present questions or scenarios for in-depth consideration of relevant issues. Case Study boxes feature scenarios involving relevant issues in patient care. Discusses the implications of social media on nursing, including ethics and boundaries. Historical Notes highlight little-known stories of heroisms in the nursing profession. Key terms are bolded where defined in the text. A Glossary is included at the end of the text. Learning outcomes are presented at the chapter openings. Concepts and Challenges and Ideas for Further Exploration at the end of the chapters help you in review and test prep. EXPANDED! Additional QSEN information helps develop your knowledge, skills, and attitudes. NEW! Electronic Health Record information readies you to electronically keep track of patients' medical records. EXPANDED! Additional information on evidence-based practice prepares you to make more informed decisions about patient care. UPDATED! Additional information on national patient safety goals keeps you current. EXPANDED! More content on stressors and work/life balance, so you know what to expect upon entering the workforce. NEW! Updated information on the Affordable Care Act keeps you in the know. EXPANDED! Additional content on workplace issues helps eliminate some surprises down the line. NEW! Professional Profile boxes spotlight individuals in the field. NEW! Nurses Doing Research boxes give insight into nursing experiences
Call Number: RT82 .P755 2017
Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals In the current healthcare climate, it is more important than ever to be able to select and find the right evidence for your practice to ensure patients receive safe, high quality care. The fully updated new edition of this comprehensive book helps nurses and healthcare professionals understand how to use evidence in all aspects of care, with plenty of examples and activities to help relate concepts to practice. The new edition features: * Explanation of what values-based practice means and how it fits alongside evidence-based practice * A new chapter on innovation and improvement to help you make a difference in your practice * Even more examples from a range of professions to understand how different professions work together * Learning features to make it easier to learn, including word puzzles, chapter summaries and a glossary It is essential reading for all pre-qualifying and qualified nursing and allied health students who are exploring evidence-based practice for the first time. Janet Barker was formerly Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Nottingham. Paul Linsley and Ros Kane are both Principal Lecturers at the University of Lincoln.
Call Number: RT42 .B37 2016x
Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing Do your students ever struggle to grasp what exactly constitutes evidence or struggle to see how it applies to practice? Would you like them to feel more confident about critiquing evidence? The need for an evidence base for nursing practice is widely accepted. However, what constitutes evidence and how nurses might apply it to practice is not always clear. This book guides nursing students through the process of identifying, appraising and applying evidence in nursing practice. It explores a wide range differing sources of evidence and knowledge, and helps students to develop key skills of critiquing research and using evidence in clinical decision making.
Call Number: RT42 .E45 2016
Clinical Procedures for Health Professionals Clinical Procedures for Health Professions is the ideal multi-professional learning resource covering basic and advanced clinical procedures commonly encountered by practitioners and suited for both students and clinicians. Each procedure is discussed in terms of rationales, evidence-based indications, contraindications, potential complications, special considerations, and step-by-step procedural instructions. The format is clear and organized, allowing students to fully grasp the most important elements of each procedure. Each new print textbook includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access featuring 50 videos illustrating the procedures identified in the text. (Electronic versions and eBooks may not include Navigate 2 Advantage Access) FEATURED PROCEDURES • Aseptic technique • Nasogastric tube placement • Urinary bladder catheterization • IV insertion • Arterial puncture • Injections • Venipuncture • Blood cultures • Electrocardiogram tracing • Pulmonary function testing • Wound closure and management • Casting and splinting • Local anesthesia • Dermatologic procedures • Gynecological procedures • Chest tube insertion and removal • Arterial line insertion and removal • Central line insertion and removal • Lumbar puncture • Swan Ganz line insertion and removal • Endotracheal intubation • Ventilator management Each topic is comprehensively broken down into sections including: Rationales Evidence-based Indications Contraindications Potential Complications Special Considerations Step-by-step Procedural Instructions
Call Number: RC71.3 .M85 2017
Handbook of Peritoneal Dialysis Handbook of Peritoneal DialysisSecond EditionSteven Guest M.D. This book is a guide to the clinical practice of Peritoneal Dialysis. Chapters provide the core curriculum for expertise in PD therapy and address relevant clinical challenges faced by caregivers. Contained in this Handbook:Peritoneal Membrane Physiology,PET, Modified PET, DATT,Acute and Chronic PD Prescription,Catheters and Placement Techniques,PD Solutions,Infectious and Non-infectious Complications,Fluid Management in PD,PD in the Diabetic and Morbidly Obese Patient,Nutritional and Metabolic Issues in PD,Survival in the PD Population,Setting Up a PD Program / Infrastructure.
Call Number: RC901.7.P48 G936 2014x
Nursing Diagnoses - Definitions and Classification, 2015-17 Nursing Diagnoses: Definitions and Classification is the definitive guide to nursing diagnoses, as reviewed and approved by NANDA-I. The 2015-2017 edition of the classic and internationally recognised text has been rigorously updated and revised, and now provides more linguistically congruent diagnoses as a result of the Diagnostic Development Committee's attentiveness to understanding the translation of the diagnostic label, definition, defining characteristics, related factors, and risk factors. Each of the 235 diagnoses presented are supported by definitions as well as defining characteristics and related factors, or risk factors. Each new and revised diagnosis is based on the latest global evidence, and approved by expert nurse diagnosticians, researchers, and educators. New to this edition: 26 brand new nursing diagnoses and 13 revised diagnoses Updates, changes, and revision to the vast majority of the nursing diagnosis definitions, in particular the Health Promotion and Risk Diagnoses A standardization of diagnostic indicator terms (defining characteristics, related factors, and risk factors) to further aid clarity for readers and clinicians All introductory chapters are written at an undergraduate nursing level, and provide critical information needed for nurses to understand assessment, its link to diagnosis, and the purpose and use of taxonomic structure for the nurse at the bedside A new chapter, focusing on Frequently Asked Questions, representing the most common questions received through the NANDA-I website, and at global conferences Five nursing diagnoses have been re-slotted within the NANDA-I taxonomy, following a review of the current taxonomic structure Coding of all diagnostic indicator terms is now available for those using electronic versions of the terminology Companion website featuring references from the book, video presentations, teaching tips, and links to taxonomy history and diagnosis submission/review process description www.wiley.com/go/nursingdiagnoses
Call Number: RT48.6 .N67 2015-2017
Advanced Oncology Nursing Certification: review and resource manual Now in its second edition, the Advanced Oncology Nursing Certification Review and Resource Manual is a must-have resource for advanced oncology practitioners. This updated and expanded text provides a comprehensive overview of the key knowledge areas tested in advanced oncology nursing certification examinations Chapters present detailed information you need to effectively prepare for advanced certification examinations and feature. Content correlates to the weighting assigned to topics by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation for the advanced certification examinations at the time of writing, Case studies describing situations relevant to advanced nursing practice, Key Points sections to highlight important concepts to review, More than 150 sample test questions reflective of the content of the advanced oncology certification examinations. Both a study guide and a clinical resource, this manual provides an invaluable in-depth exploration of essential topic areas for oncology advanced practice nurses, graduate nursing students, oncology nurses in clinical practice, and other healthcare professionals. Book jacket.
Call Number: RC266 .A38 2016x
Anatomy of Medical Errors: the patient in room 2, a nurse's story of surviving preventable medical errors and discovering the truth The story begins as a nurse enters the hospital for surgery, expecting to stay one night. But surgeons unknowingly damage her intestines, beginning a chain of more tragic-and preventable-errors that lead to nearly a month on an ICU ventilator, additional surgeries, a drug-induced coma, and raging abdominal infections. Upon awakening, she tries to come to terms with what has happened. Her doctor tells her very little, forcing her to find the whole truth on her own. More than a narrative, Anatomy of Medical Errors: The Patient in Room 2 shines light on dysfunctions endemic to many hospitals and systems: flawed communication, poor care coordination, lack of ownership of outcomes, provider arrogance, and prioritization of finances over patient safety. Through the author's compelling story and discussion guide, this book provides an ethical and critical exploration for care providers seeking to improve patient care. Not just for healthcare staff, this tragic yet inspiring story wilt engage and inform all readers. Book jacket.
Call Number: R729.8 .C75 2017
Oxford Handbook of Surgical Nursing Concise, practical, and packed full of clinical information, the Oxford Handbook of Surgical Nursing is the essential resource for all those working in nursing practice surgery and its sub-specialties. Easily-accessible, this handbook provides all of the information and practical advice needed to care effectively and professionally for surgical patients This handbook provides a thorough introduction to the principles andpractice of the care of patients undergoing the range of surgical procedures. It covers all of the core elements of surgical care from point of diagnosis, through to discharge and rehabilitation. The Oxford Handbookof Surgical Nursing provides clinical knowledge and skills for managing complex cases in the hospital or clinic. This guide will assist the reader in understanding the core role of the surgical nurse within the modern surgical team, to plan, implement and evaluate patient care delivery, and to manage complications arising from surgery.
Call Number: RD99.24 .O94 2016x
Global Health Care: issues and policies Global Health Care: Issues and Policies, Third Edition provides students with current information on various global health topics. Written by academic authors, scientists and health practitioners, the text prepares students with a basic perspective of health policy issues from various geographical regions, and explains how they are affected by significant world events. The text addresses international health and healthcare at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. New to the Third Edition Updated content reflecting trends and issues New content on sex trafficking, social work and social determinants of health Contributed content by national recognized experts
Call Number: RA441 .G573 2017
Transplant Nursing: scope and standards of practice Transplant nursing is the delivery of specialized nursing care focused on protecting, promoting, and optimizing the health and abilities of both the transplant recipient and the living donor across the life span. Patient care includes prevention, detection, and treatment of illness and injury related to diseases related to solid organ transplantation and to diseases that may result from living donation. Transplant nursing also includes the prevention of further disease and promotion of optimal health and well-being or organ recipients and donors.
Call Number: RD129.8 .I68 2016
Review Guide for the Certified Diabetes Educator Exam, 3rd Edition New Edition! Whether sitting for your first Certified Diabetes Educator® (CDE®) exam or renewing your credential, the third edition of the Review Guide for the Certified Diabetes Educator® Exam is your key study tool. The third edition has been revised to help you assess your proficiency in the exam content areas. The Guide begins by presenting strategies for preparing and taking the exam. This is followed by three self-assessment tests that reflect the three content sections of the exam: Assessment of Diabetes and Prediabetes, Interventions for Diabetes and Prediabetes, and Disease Management. When you complete these self-assessment tests you will have an indication of content areas for which you may need additional study. The two, 200-multiple-choice-question exams are designed to replicate the experience of exam day. The questions are random and address topics from all three content areas. An answer key for the self-assessments and the two practice exams provides the correct answer as well as an answer rationale for each of the more than 450 multiple-choice questions in the Guide. Note: The National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE) does not endorse, benefit from, or participate in the development of the Review Guide for the Certified Diabetes Educator® Exa
Call Number: WK18.2 .R454 2015
Health Promotion in Midwifery: principles and practice Health Promotion in Midwiferyexplores the principles of health promotion within the practical context of midwifery. It clearly outlines and discusses the midwife's role in health promotion, linking theory and practice. The third edition of this evidence-based text covers essential topics such as breastfeeding, smoking, mental health, behaviour change and sexual health promotion and includes new chapters on healthy eating in pregnancy, pelvic floor health during the childbearing years and violence against women. All the chapters are updated and some are completely rewritten to reflect recent changes and developments in midwifery practice. Text boxes make the text accessible and user-friendly, and case studies and summaries put the material in practical context. Additional readings encourage readers to further research and reflection on their own practice. This textbook is essential reading for midwives and health visitors in education and practice.
Call Number: RG950 .B69 2017
Measurement in Nursing and Health Research, Fifth Edition Praise for the previous Edition: "This is a valuable resource for readers seeking basic to advanced information on measurement. It should be on the bookshelf of all researchers, and a requirement for graduate nursing students." Score: 100, 5 stars --Doody's Medical Reviews ..".this book is a wonderful shelf reference for nurse researcher mentors and investigators who may need to explore content or use content to design, test, select, and evaluate instruments and methods used in measuring nurse concepts and outcomes." --Clinical Nurse Specialist AuPresents clearly the methodological principles for research planning in nursing with examples that facilitate the understanding of them. Excellent. Au5.0 out of 5 stars --Nursing Research This highly popular resource Aiwritten in an easy-to-read style and format-- delivers everything nurses and other health researchers need to know aboutdesigning, testing, selecting, and evaluating instruments and methods for measurement in nursing. The Fifth Edition features the most current content, strategies, and procedures available with direct applicability to nurses and health researchers engaging in interprofessional research, collaboration, education, and evidence-based practice. Five new chapters focus on challenges to using big data, evaluation and measurement in interprofessional practiceand education, metrics and benchmarking in health professions education and practice, and measurement issues in translational science. The book gives particular attention to measurement issues resulting from changes in nursing, health research, and the increased emphasis on and undertakingof interprofessional research and evaluation. Presenting the material in step-by-step format, the book is designed for readers with little or no experiencein measurement, statistics, or interprofessional issues. It focuses on increasing the reader Aos ability to use measures that are operationalized within thecontext of theories and conceptual frameworks, derived from sound measurement principles and practices and adequately tested for reliability and validity.Additionally, the text provides a pragmatic account of the processes involved in all aspects of measurement. Studies conducted by nurses and researchers invaried settings illustrate the measurement processes. New to the Fifth Edition: Thoroughly updated and revised Delivers new and emerging strategies Reflects recent changes to nursing, health research, and emphasis on interprofessional research Includes five completely new chapters addressing challenges to using big data, evaluation and measurement in interprofessional practice andeducation, metrics and benchmarking in health professions education and practice, and measurement issues in translational science Key Features: Easy-to-read content and format Assumes no prior knowledge of measurement, statistics, or interprofessional issues Provides studies conducted by nurses and researchers in varied settings Offers a pragmatic account of the processes involved inn all aspects of measurement "
Call Number: RT81.5 .W36 2017
Evaluation of Health Care Quality for DNPs First Edition Received 100 Points and 5-Star Doody Aos Review This is the only nursing text to facilitate the achievement by Doctor of Nursing Practice graduates (DNPs) s of the highest possible competency inconducting systematic and in-depth evaluations of all aspects of health care. The second edition of this award-winning text keeps pace with the rapidlyevolving health care market by presenting a more comprehensive range of evaluation strategies for analyzing quality, safety, and value in health carepractice and programs, with an emphasis on conducting, interpreting, and disseminating findings. It includes three new chapters addressing evaluation andoutcomes, program evaluation, quality improvement, and reporting and disseminating the results. This is the only nursing text to facilitate the achievement by doctor of nursing practice (DNP) graduates of the highest possible competency in conducting systematic and in-depth evaluations of all aspects of health care. The second edition of this award-winning text keeps pace with the rapidly evolving health care market by presenting a more comprehensive range of evaluation strategies for analyzing quality, safety, and value in health care practice and programs, with an emphasis on conducting evaluations and interpreting and disseminating findings. It includes three new chapters addressing evaluation and outcomes, program evaluation, quality improvement, and reporting and disseminating results. Based on the best evidence-based practices, the book provides DNPs with in-depth information on the conceptual basis of evaluation, its application as an integral part of contemporary health care delivery, and resources and methodology for evaluation of practice outcomes. It includes a critical examination of the characteristics, sources, and quality of the nature of evidence and presents several different evaluation models, including those that focus on economic evaluation. The evaluation of organizations, systems, and standards for practice is covered in detail, along with the evaluation of populations and health care teams, particularly interdisciplinary collaborative health teams. Also addressed is the process for translating outcomes from evaluation into health care policy, as well as opportunities for advocacy and leadership. Numerous examples and case studies illustrate concepts. NEW TO THE SECOND EDITION: Includes three new chapters that address evaluation and outcomes, program evaluation, quality improvement, and reporting and disseminating resultsExplores health care practice determinates related to quality, safety, and valueCovers how to lead and participate in comprehensive health care evaluations using best practices in conduct, interpretation, and disseminationIncludes strategies for evaluating small, medium, and large programs KEY FEATURES: Facilitates competency in conducting systematic and in-depth evaluations of all aspects of health careProvides information based on best practices and evidence-based practicesOffers practical methods and tools for conducting and implementing a quality improvement (QI) projectProvides numerous examples and case studiesEncourages the dissemination of results using a variety of venues, such as formal presentations, posters, and publications"
Call Number: RT85.5 .E82 2017
Handbook of Nursing Diagnosis Carpenito's "Handbook of Nursing Diagnosis" is the ideal quick reference for Nursing Diagnosis information. This handbook offers practical guidance on nursing diagnoses and associated care. Compared to Carpenito's textbook, the handbook is a quick-reference type scope of content, easy for students to use while in clinical, in the classroom or simulation lab. From goals to specific interventions, Handbook of Nursing Diagnosis focuses on nursing. It provides a condensed, organized outline of clinical nursing practice designed to communicate creative clinical nursing. It is not meant to replace nursing textbooks, but rather to provide nurses who work in a variety of settings with the information they need without requiring a time-consuming review of the literature. It will assist students in transferring their theoretical knowledge to clinical practice. This title is intended for nursing students to use through their curriculum. The 15th edition is organized in three sections. Section 1 provides an alphabetical reference to nursing diagnoses, including NANDA-I definition and Section 2 focuses organizes all the health promotion/wellness nursing diagnoses for individuals. Under each diagnosis, Author's Notes will elaborate on the clinical usefulness of the diagnosis. Additional foundational knowledge is included in each diagnosis: NANDA-I definition Defining characteristics (physiologic, emotional and cognitive) Related factors including pathophysiologic, treatment related, and situational (personal and environmental) Maturational: infant/child, adolescent, adult and older adult Errors in Diagnostic Statements Key Concepts & General Considerations Special Population Consideration (Pediatric, Maternal, Geriatric, and Transcultural) Focused Assessment Criteria Goals (NIC/NOC) with Rationale Interventions for Special Population Lastly, section 3 covers Diagnostic Clusters, which presents medical conditions with associated collaborative problems and nursing diagnoses, designed for easy reference in the clinical setting. The handbook differs from the main textbook because it doesn't go into the foundation for understanding nursing diagnoses, including care planning and concept mapping. The handbook only covers the NANDA-I diagnoses and collaborative problems.
Call Number: RT48.6 .C385 2017
Inquiry and leadership: a resource for the DNP project How do you... identify your scholarly project practice problem? assess and select the relevant literature and studies? evaluate the outcome? disseminate the information to ensure better care outcomes? Here's your guide to understanding, applying, and coordinating the process of evidence-based practice for your DNP scholarly or capstone project. Step-by-step, you'll learn everything you need to know to successfully complete your project and develop the leadership skills that enhance the DNP's role in practice. From the theoretical and philosophical foundation of evidence-based practice and collecting and analyzing evidence as the basis for practice through translating the research into solving a practice issue and evaluating the outcome, you'll have all of the tools you need to successfully complete your project and bring about changes in clinical, management, and educational practices.
Call Number: RT75 .R43 2016
Managing Suicidal Risk: a collaborative approach The Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) approach has garnered a strong evidence base and has been implemented by thousands of therapists from a range of orientations in diverse clinical settings. This extensively revised manual provides a proven therapeutic framework for evaluating suicidal risk and developing and implementing a suicide-specific treatment plan that is respectful, empathic, and empowering. In addition to their clinical utility, the procedures used for assessment, treatment, and progress monitoring within CAMS can help reduce the risk of malpractice liability. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book includes all needed reproducible tools for implementing CAMS, including the Suicide Status Form-4. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. New to This Edition *Incorporates a decade's worth of extensive clinical research. *Fully revised with a greater focus on CAMS as a framework for clinical intervention--not just assessment. *In-depth case example followed throughout the book. *Describes innovations to the approach, such as how to target and treat patient-defined "suicidal drivers." *Additional reproducibles (CAMS Therapeutic Worksheet and CAMS Rating Scale), plus new version of the Suicide Status Form.
Call Number: RC569 .J63 2016
Nursing Diagnosis: application to clinical practice Prepare your students to effectively apply nursing diagnosis to clinical practice. Reflecting the challenges of ongoing rapid change in the nursing profession, this 15th edition of Lynda Carpenito's respected resource offers definitive guidance on nursing diagnosis, its role in the nursing process, and its application to clinical practice. Nursing diagnoses define the science and art of nursing; this vital book gives nurses-in-training the information they need for creative clinical nursing practice from assessment criteria to specific interventions Highlights of the 15th Edition: A comprehensive A-to-Z guide to current nursing diagnoses includes the most recent diagnoses approved by NANDA International. Nursing Interventions Classifications (NIC) and Nursing Outcomes Classifications (NOC) are listed for every NANDA-I diagnosis; NANDA-I diagnoses have been updated. Author's Notes and Errors in Diagnostic Statements help students understand the concept behind the diagnosis, differentiate one diagnosis from another, and avoid diagnostic errors. "Carp's Cues" appear throughout and consist of notes from the author to emphasize a certain principle of care, a controversial issue, or an ethical challenge. Key Concepts and Interventions are grouped by specific population--older adult, child, maternal, and transcultural--to help clarify the differences between the client groups. Section 3: Manual of Collaborative Problems shows how to integrate nursing care and diagnosis with the efforts of other healthcare professionals for optimum care of the client. A Nursing Diagnosis Index provides an at-a-glance, alphabetical reference that makes finding diagnoses quick and easy.
Call Number: RT48.6 .C39 2017
Contemporary Health Promotion in Nursing Practice Contemporary Health Promotion in Nursing Practice, Second Edition describes why nurses are positioned to model and promote healthy behaviors to the public, and how they can promote health to the community. The Second Edition emphasizes the nurse’s role in health promotion and illustrates how healthy behaviors like weight management, positive dietary changes, smoking cessation, and exercise are more likely to be adopted by clients if nurses model these behaviors. Contemporary Health Promotion in Nursing Practice, Second Edition features updated content around the topics of health promotion theories; health disparities and health promotion policy to reflect changes in the healthcare landscape. Key Features: Revised content around epigenetics and nursing informatics Healthy People 2020 guidelines referenced throughout the text
Call Number: RT42 .R355 2017
Synergy for Clinical Excellence: the AACN synergy model for patient care Synergy for Clinical Excellence: The AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care, Second Edition is a unique text that encompasses the history and development of the nurse and patient characteristics inherent in the Synergy Model. Based on a decade of work by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), it can be used as the theoretical framework for the curriculum for universities, the model of practice for hospitals seeking Magnet status, the main theory behind AACN certifications, the framework for dissertations and DNP projects, and part of the foundation for the Consensus Model for Advanced Practice Nursing.The Second Edition includes new chapters on integrating the Synergy Model in the perioperative and ambulatory settings, applying the Synergy Model in practice, and tying the Synergy Model to the APRN Consensus Model. Completely updated and revised, it also provides sample test questions, practical examples, and the latest information to help prepare exam candidates.
Call Number: RT120.I5 S97 2017
Person-Centred Practice in Nursing and Health Care: theory and practice Person-centred Practice in Nursing and Health Care is a comprehensive and practical resource for all nurses and healthcare practitioners who want to develop person-centred ways of working. This second edition which builds on the original text Person Centred Nursing, has been significantly revised and expanded to provide a timely and topical exploration of an important subject which underpins all nursing and healthcare, edited by internationally renowned experts in the field. Person-centred Practice in Nursing and Health Care looks at the importance of person-centred practice (PCP) from a variety of practice, strategic, and policy angles, exploring how the principles of PCP underpin a variety of perspectives, including within leadership and in the curriculum. The book explores not only a range of methodologies, but also covers a variety of different healthcare settings and contexts, including working within mental health services, acute care, nursing homes, the community, and working with children and people with disabilities. Key features: Significantly updated and expanded since the previous edition, taking into account the considerable changes in recent health care advancements, including the 'Francis' report Builds on previous perspectives of person-centredness in nursing and applies them in a broader nursing and health care context Includes a stronger exploration on the role of the service-user Shows the use of life-story and narrative approaches as a way of putting the individual's identity at the heart of the care relationship Includes learning features such as links to current practice developments and reflective questions
Call Number: RT86.3 .M43 2017
Primary Care of Women Primary Care of Women, Second Edition is an essential and easy-to use resource for healthcare providers who offer primary care to women. Ideal for new and experienced clinicians, it focuses on the need to address women's health holistically. Each chapter begins by discussing common symptoms and how to evaluate them before moving on to diagnosis and management of the most common conditions seen in women. Topics include prevention, screening, management of common health problems, and the presentation and management of common health issues in pregnancy.Completely updated and revised, the Second Edition includes new chapters on sleep disorders, dental health, and complementary and alternative medicine. Also included is an increased focus on topics such as mental health and violence.
Call Number: RG950 .H33 2017
CCRN Review Book 2016-2017: CCRN study guide and practice test questions for the critical care nursing exam Think all CCRN 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 - retaking an exam. 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 CCRN test 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 CCRN test...and they get a variety of results. Trivium Test Prep's CCRN study guide provides the information, secrets, and confidence needed to get you the score you need - the first time around. Losing points on the CCRN exam can cost you precious time, money, and effort that you shouldn't have to spend. What is in the book? In our CCRN study guide, you get the most comprehensive review of all tested concepts. The subjects are easy to understand, and have 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; One full practice exam is included so that you can know, without a doubt, that you are prepared. Our study guide is streamlined and concept-driven 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.I5 C335 2016x
Drug Information Handbook with international trade names index The Drug Information Handbook with International Trade Names index, 25th Edition, contains most of the industry-Ieading pharmacology content from the Lexicomp Drug Information Handbook, plus Canadian and multinational drug monographs for use worldwide.
Call Number: RM301.12 .D785 2016x
Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools. Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing, Second Edition presents statistics in a readable, user-friendly manner for both graduate students and the professional nurse. This text is designed to promote a comprehensive understanding of statistics as applied in all aspects of clinical practice and health care settings. Due to health care reform and the emphasis on quality care and patient safety, nurse are required to have the skills to interpret and evaluate statistical findings for practice, as well as use statistics in the design of evidence-based practice projects. The Second Edition features case studies which reinforce learning by incorporating research and evidence-based practice to help students and professional nurses connect statistics with their day-to-day work. Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing, Second Edition addresses the important topic of big data by outlining the challenges and opportunities for nurse leaders in practice as well as in education. The text also discusses how the use of big data will influence the future of evidence-based practice in nursing. • New content emphasizing the dynamic nature of the healthcare environment, policy, and evidence-based practice concepts • New chapter on trends in statistics in nursing • Updated screen shots and new procedures for using latest SPSS application • Expand sample data sets for use in instructor and student resources
Call Number: RT68 .K56 2017
Medicine Hands Therapists Workbook and Journal The Original Self-paced Learning System Education is undergoing a vast transformation through the creation of new technologies. While the workbook/journal format might seem low tech by comparison, it has an important place in acquiring knowledge and skills. A workbook is the original self-paced learning system. Whether a practitioner is beginning to study massage for people affected by cancer or is deepening their practice, learning occurs through a number of directions: self-study, guided clinical lessons with an experienced teacher, supervised hands-on practice with clients, mentoring, and peer support via group interactions. Medicine Hands, the textbook, addresses the knowledge needed to work safely with these clients.Medicine Hands Therapist Workbook and Journal focuses on practicing with the information so that it becomes more ingrained. The workbook and journal uses the following types of activities to build practitioner knowledge: quizzes supplemental activities awareness exercises reflective questions ethical dilemmas touch exercises case studies LikeMedicine Hands, the workbook and journal continues the use of the pressure, site and position framework as a core tenet.
Call Number: RC271.P38 M333 2006x
Nursing Research Using Case Studies: qualitative designs and methods in nursing Once considered to be a lesser pedagogical method, the case study is now recognized as a powerful, in-depth tool for examining evidence-based practice as it relates to patient care, family dynamics, professional roles, and organizational systems. Here is a unique how-to guide to conducting research using case studies. Focusing on current leading methodologies, the text describes the philosophical basis and state of the art for using this qualitative method. The peer-reviewed designs (including interviews, physiological measurements, psychological tests, and analyses of patients' diaries and journals) are accompanied by an in-depth research plan, a discussion of appropriate methods, and ethical considerations. The text provides clear directives - bolstered by nursing examples - on how to solve practical problems a researcher may encounter. Examples from international scholars who have published research using case studies are included along with coaching designed to support the new researcher in making decisions and facing challenges. The text is the eighth in a series of concise volumes addressing a variety of methods for conducting qualitative research. Conceived and edited by a noted expert in qualitative research, the book is designed for both novice and practicing researchers seeking to develop or expand their competency, health institution research divisions, in-service educators and students, and graduate nursing educators and students. Key Features: Explains clearly and concisely how to conduct research using case studiesReviews the philosophical basis for using case studiesFocuses on solving practical problems related to conducting researchOffers rich nursing exemplars and coaching from international health/mental health contributors
Call Number: RT81.5 .N87787 2017x RT81.5 .N87787 2017x
Pharmacology Made Incredibly Easy Get all the basics on drug therapies--and administer drugs confidently and accurately--with the newly updated Pharmacology Made Incredibly Easy, 4th Edition. Written in the enjoyable, award-winning Incredibly Easy style, this easy-to-follow, fully illustrated guide offers step-by-step direction on the medication process, from assessing patient needs, to planning care, to implementation and positive outcomes. Strengthen your understanding of your class materials, get ready for the NCLEX® or certification exam, and administer drug therapies--safely and effectively! Build a strong platform of pharmacology knowledge and skills with. . . NEW and updated content on the newest approved medications and dosages and NEW tables listing: NEW vaccines and treatment for biological weapons exposure NEW treatment and antidotes for chemical weapons exposure NEW herbal drugs content NEW icons and images that clarify content Revised and updated content on the concepts of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapeutics Pharmacology basics - How drugs are derived, developed, classified, and administered; classes of drugs by body system; their uses and mechanisms "Nurse Joy" and "Nurse Jake" illustrated characters offering tips and insights throughout Quick-scan format with concise, bulleted content Hundreds of illustrations and diagrams explaining key concepts and providing clear direction on administering drugs; drug distribution, absorption, and metabolism; potential drug interactions; adverse reactions; how different classes of drugs work in different body systems Special chapter features: Just the facts - A quick summary of chapter content Advice from the experts - Experienced practitioners' insights Prototype pro - Actions, indications, and nursing considerations for common prototype drugs Nursing process - Patient assessment, diagnosis, outcome goals, implementation, and evaluation for each type and class of drug Pharm function - Illustrating how drugs act in the body; recognizing and treating adverse reactions Before you give that drug - Warnings to consider before you administer a drug Education edge - Information to share with your patient Quick quiz - End-of-chapter questions with answers/explanations, to help you remember the essentials End-of-book multiple-choice Q&A; Quick Guides to Medication Safety, Ophthalmic and Dermatologic Drugs, and Abbreviations to Avoid; Glossary of essential pharmacology terms.
Call Number: RM125 .N846 2017
Innovative Teaching Strategies in Nursing and Related Health Professions Innovative Teaching Strategies in Nursing and Related Health Professions, Seventh Edition details a wealth of teaching strategies, focusing on incorporating technology into the classroom, including the use of Web 2.0 technologies like blogs and podcasts. Chapters on blended learning and study abroad programs are featured, enabling students to gain a more diverse and increased global perspective. Highlighting innovative teaching techniques for various learning environments and real-world illustrations of the strategies in use, this text goes beyond theory to offer practical application principles that educators can count on. The Seventh Edition includes two new chapters - Teaching through Storytelling and Giving and Receiving Evaluation Feedback.
Call Number: RT71 .F84 2017
Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice Aromatherapy is increasingly incorporated into midwifery practice, particularly in midwife-led units. It is the most commonly used therapy by midwives and birthing practitioners but access to up-to-date safety information is limited. Almost 90% of women may be using complementary therapies during pregnancy and birth and so it is very important that midwives are aware of safe and appropriate use based on contemporary evidence. This book covers safety, effectiveness, evidence, benefits and risks, and legal, ethical and professional issues related to incorporating aromatherapy into maternity care. Useful charts and tables are included for quick reference in clinical practice, making this is the ultimate handbook for using aromatherapy in midwifery practice. The scientific basis behind aromatherapy, including relevant anatomy and physiology, chemistry and pharmacology are covered, as well as a critical appraisal of the contemporary research evidence supporting the use of aromatherapy in maternity care. Essential oil profiles of the oils that can be safely used in pregnancy, birth and postnatally are also included.
Call Number: RG556 .T57 2016x
The Case Manager's Handbook Written by renowned author Catherine M. Mullahy, The Case Manager’s Handbook, Sixth Edition is an indispensable guide for case managers. Presented in an accessible and conversational style, this practical resource helps case managers learn the fundamentals, study for the Certified Case Manager (CCM) exam, and advance their careers after the exam. Completely updated and enhanced with information on the latest developments affecting case management, it reflects the rapidly changing healthcare landscape, including the significant effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Sixth Edition includes new chapters on pediatric case management, workers’ compensation case management, key factors driving today’s healthcare system, the case manager’s role in the era of value-based health care, case management and healthcare provider strategies for managing the high-risk or high-cost patient, and transformative healthcare approaches for the millennial generation
Call Number: RA975.5.C36 M85 2017
Admit One: What You Must Know When Going to the Hospital: but no one actually tells you! Admit One: What You Must Know When Going to the Hospital-But No One Actually Tells You! explains-in plain language-everything to expect in the hospital environment. Whether it's you or a loved one who is being admitted, you can use this insider's guide to understand as much as possible about the culture of a hospital, how it functions, and what to expect of your health care providers. After reading this book, you'll feel less intimidated and more in control of your care. All the things that doctors and nurses assume you know when you're admitted-but no one has actually told you-are outlined here. This thorough and insightful publication will help you learn: The duties of each member of your health care team How your team works together to provide you with the best care possible How the various hospital units and patient equipment function What to expect from your nurses and what they expect from you The key questions you must ask and to whom you should ask.
Call Number: RA980 .K54 2016x
Management/Employee Development Books
Operations Management in Healthcare: strategy and practice This comprehensive, practice-oriented text illustrates how healthcare organizations can gain a competitive edge through superior operations. Underscoring the importance of a strategic perspective, the book describes how to attain excellence in the four competitive priorities: quality (laying the foundation for performance), cost, timeliness, and flexibility. It stresses the benefits of aligning the entire operations system within the parameters of a business strategy. The text equips students with a conceptual mental model of healthcare operations in which all concepts and tools fit together. With a hands-on approach, the book clearly demonstrates the how-tos of effectively managing a healthcare organization. It describes how to negotiate the different perspectives of clinicians and administrators by offering a common platform for building competitive advantage. To bring the cultural context of a healthcare organization to life, the book engages students with a series of short vignettes of a fictitious healthcare organization as it strives for and achieves the status of a highly reliable organization. Integrated throughout are a variety of tools with step-by-step instructions to assist in problem solving and process improvements. The book provides mind maps to link competitive priorities and concepts, quick-reference icons, dashboards displaying measurement and progress tracking, quantitative techniques, and boxed features. Also included are several project ideas, team assignments, and creative thinking exercises. A comprehensive Instructor Packet, video tutorials, and other student resources. Key Features: Mind maps to connect competitive priorities, concepts, and toolsMarginal icons throughout the text to indicate the competitive priorities supported by the concepts and tools being discussedProvides an extensive tool kit for problem solving and process improvementsEmphasizes measurement with dashboards and includes supplemental data files for statistical process control, queuing, and simulationVivid vignettes demonstrate human dynamics, organizational challenges, and how to apply toolsBoxed features address frequently asked questions and real-world implementations of conceptsA comprehensive Instructor Packet, video tutorials, and other student resources.
Call Number: RA971 .K37 2016
Implementing the Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Competencies in Healthcare: a practical guide for improving quality, safety & outcomes The foundation for improving healthcare quality, patient outcomes, & costs with evidence-based practice -- Development of and evidence to support the evidence-based practice competencies -- The evidence-based practice competencies related to clinical inquiry -- The evidence-based competencies related to searching for best evidence -- The evidence-based practice competencies related to critical appraisal: rapid critical appraisal, evaluation, synthesis, and recommendations -- The evidence-based competencies related to implementation -- The evidence-based practice competencies related to outcomes evaluation -- The evidence-based practice competencies related to leading and sustaining evidence-based practice -- The evidence-based practice competencies related to disseminating evidence -- Integrating the evidence-based practice competencies in healthcare settings -- Integrating the evidence-based competencies into the role of advanced practice nurses -- Using the evidence-based practice competencies with policy and procedure committees -- Teaching the evidence-based practice competencies in clinical and academic settings.
Call Number: RT42 .M456 2016x
Winning the War with Yourself: field manual, using timeless principles of military strategy to defeat your own worst enemy War is hell... Life shouldn't be Have you ever... Said or done something that you later regretted? Watched in horror as your lesser self snatched defeat from the jaws of victory? Wasted time you couldn't afford to waste, spent money you couldn't afford to spend? Let fear stop you from taking action to achieve important goals and dreams? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then you have fallen victim to YOWE - Your Own Worst Enemy. You are in a lifelong battle with YOWE, and it is a battle that you must win if you are to achieve your most important goals and become the person you are meant to be. This book will show you how to use strategies created by history's greatest military strategists and battlefield commanders to win the war with the enemy within and to never again act as your own worst enemy. "The strategies in this book will help you be a more effective leader, a more successful salesperson, and a better person. Joe shows you how to win the one war that you cannot afford to lose." Roger Looyenga, Chairman and CEO (retired) Auto-Owners Insurance Company Joe Tye is CEO and Head Coach of Values Coach Inc. He is a leading authority on strategies to foster a culture of ownership in healthcare organizations and a frequent speaker on values-based life and leadership skills and cultural transformation. He is the author of more than a dozen books on personal success and organizational effectiveness.
Call Number: BF637.S4 T84 2016x
Jonas' Introduction to the U. S. Health Care System, 8th Edition Praise for the Seventh Edition: "There are many books on the U.S. healthcare system, but few have the longevity of this one. It is easy to read and straightforward in its approach to difficult subjects such as the rise of the Tea Party and how that movement has impacted healthcare. This update is certainly needed as the landscape has changed dramatically since the previous edition was published." Doody's Medical Reviews The eighth edition of this best-selling text, valued for its concise and balanced introduction to the U.S. health care system, is entirely updated to reflect alterations to health care services, delivery, and financing resulting from the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The text describes how our health care system currently functions, the key forces that led to its structure, and the influences likely to shape the industry during the next 5 to 10 years. With an emphasis on policy development, the authors underscore the fluidity of the system and examine the debates and conflicts that have shaped health care changes and influenced American values and belief systems. Other new areas of focus include an assessment of who uses health care and in what way, health care trends, and a forecast for the health care system of the future. The text elucidates the basic building blocks of the health care system, including its components, organization, services, and financing. It describes the ongoing evolution of the system since the passage of the ACA, development of accountable care organizations (ACOs), and uneven acceptance of Medicaid expansion by states. Organized to facilitate understanding of concepts at work, the text provides health care students with a clear road map of the field in which they will practice, so they can position themselves to navigate the upcoming changes. New to the Eighth Edition: Entirely updated to address changes in health care services, delivery, and financing resulting from the ACADescribes influences that will shape the industry in years to come Emphasizes policy developmentAssesses current consumers of health care and how they use itExamines the debates and conflicts that have structured health care change Monitors health care trends Discusses the continuing evolution of our system since the ACAExplores the development of ACOsReinforces information with illustrative tables and figures Key Features: Remains the most concise and balanced introduction to the U.S. health care systemIdeal for use in undergraduate courses, in graduate survey courses, and in courses introducing the subject to medical studentsIncludes review questions at the conclusion of each chapterProvides a full suite of ancillary materials for the educator, including an Instructor's Manual, PowerPoints, and a test bank
Call Number: RA395.A3 J665 2017
Good Charts: the HBR guide to making smarter, more persuasive data visualizations Dataviz--the new language of business A good visualization can communicate the nature and potential impact of information and ideas more powerfully than any other form of communication. For a long time "dataviz” was left to specialists--data scientists and professional designers. No longer. A new generation of tools and massive amounts of available data make it easy for anyone to create visualizations that communicate ideas far more effectively than generic spreadsheet charts ever could. What’s more, building good charts is quickly becoming a need-to-have skill for managers. If you’re not doing it, other managers are, and they’re getting noticed for it and getting credit for contributing to your company’s success. InGood Charts, dataviz maven Scott Berinato provides an essential guide to how visualization works and how to use this new language to impress and persuade. Dataviz today is where spreadsheets and word processors were in the early 1980s--on the cusp of changing how we work. Berinato lays out a system for thinking visually and building better charts through a process of talking, sketching, and prototyping. This book is much more than a set of static rules for making visualizations. It taps into both well-established and cutting-edge research in visual perception and neuroscience, as well as the emerging field of visualization science, to explore why good charts (and bad ones) create "feelings behind our eyes.” Along the way, Berinato also includes many engaging vignettes of dataviz pros, illustrating the ideas in practice. Good Charts will help you turn plain, uninspiring charts that merely present information into smart, effective visualizations that powerfully convey ideas.
Call Number: HF5718.22 .B475 2016
Beyond Competitive Advantage: how to solve the puzzle of sustaining growth while creating value Your company is turning in regular profits every year, and its market share is only getting bigger. Competitors can’t touch you. So why is your stock price so sluggish? The answer is as simple as it is cruel: investors aren’t interested in history, and they already know you’re profitable and competitive--that knowledge is baked into your stock price. The hard reality is that a competitive advantage just isn’t enough. Investors want companies to surprise them with unexpected value, which means that you can outperform market expectations only if you as a leader know how to find, create, and deliver a series of multiple competitive advantages. This is why a corporate theory is so important. A good corporate theory provides a compass for those at the strategic helm, guiding their decisions about what assets and activities to pursue, what investments to make, and what strategies to adopt. Behind every long-term corporate success story lies a basic theory about how that company creates value. InBeyond Competitive Advantage, strategy professor Todd Zenger describes what makes a great corporate theory and helps readers understand the many tensions and trade-offs they’ll face as they apply the theory to meet the challenge of market expectations. Based on years of research and analysis,Beyond Competitive Advantage provides managers and executives with a framework for both sustaining value and creating growth.
Call Number: HD30.28 .Z43 2016
Make It Stick: the science of successful learning To most of us, learning something "the hard way" implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier. Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head. Drawing on recent discoveries in cognitive psychology and other disciplines, the authors offer concrete techniques for becoming more productive learners. Memory plays a central role in our ability to carry out complex cognitive tasks, such as applying knowledge to problems never before encountered and drawing inferences from facts already known. New insights into how memory is encoded, consolidated, and later retrieved have led to a better understanding of how we learn. Grappling with the impediments that make learning challenging leads both to more complex mastery and better retention of what was learned. Many common study habits and practice routines turn out to be counterproductive. Underlining and highlighting, rereading, cramming, and single-minded repetition of new skills create the illusion of mastery, but gains fade quickly. More complex and durable learning come from self-testing, introducing certain difficulties in practice, waiting to re-study new material until a little forgetting has set in, and interleaving the practice of one skill or topic with another. Speaking most urgently to students, teachers, trainers, and athletes, Make It Stick will appeal to all those interested in the challenge of lifelong learning and self-improvement.
Call Number: LB1060 .B768 2014 c.4
The Network Imperative: how to survive and grow in the age of digital business models Digital networks are changing all the rules of business. New, scalable, digitally networked business models, like those of Amazon, Google, Uber, and Airbnb, are affecting growth, scale, and profit potential for companies in every industry. But this seismic shift isn’t unique to digital start-ups and tech superstars. Digital transformation is affecting every business sector, and as investor capital, top talent, and customers shift toward network-centric organizations, the performance gap between early and late adopters is widening. So the question isn’t whether your organization needs to change, but when and how much. The Network Imperative is a call to action for managers and executives to embrace network-based business models. The benefits are indisputable: companies that leverage digital platforms to co-create and share value with networks of employees, customers, and suppliers are fast outpacing the market. These companies, ornetwork orchestrators, grow faster, scale with lower marginal cost, and generate the highest revenue multipliers. Supported by research that covers fifteen hundred companies, authors Barry Libert, Megan Beck, and Jerry Wind guide leaders and investors through the ten principles that all organizations can use to grow and profit regardless of their industry. They also share a five-step process for pivoting an organization toward a more scalable and profitable business model. The Network Imperative, brimming with compelling case studies and actionable advice, provides managers with what they really need: new tools and frameworks to generate unprecedented value in a rapidly changing age.
Call Number: HF5548.32 .L5227 2016
The Healthy Workplace: how to improve the well-being of your employees-and boost your company's bottom line Is your workplace working for you and your employees? Studies show that unhealthy work habits, like staring at computer screens and rushing through fast-food lunches are taking their toll in the form of increased absenteeism, lost productivity, and higher insurance costs-but it doesn't have to be that way. Companies such as Google,Apple, Aetna, and Johnson & Johnson have used innovative techniques to incorporate healthy habits and practices into the workday and into their culture-with impressive ROI. Packed with real-life examples and the latest research, The Healthy Workplace proves that it pays to invest in your people's well-being and reveals how to: Create a healthier, more energizing environment - Reduce stress toenhance concentration - Inspire movement at work - Use choice architecture to encourage beneficial behaviors - Support better sleep - Heighten productivity without adding hours to the workday Filled with tips for immediate improvement and guidelines for building a long-term plan, The Healthy Workplace will boost both employee well-being and the bottom line. "
Publication Date: 2016-07-19
Founder's Mentality: how to overcome the predictable crises of growth Three Principles for Managing--and Avoiding--the Problems of Growth Why is profitable growth so hard to achieve and sustain? Most executives manage their companies as if the solution to that problem lies in the external environment: find an attractive market, formulate the right strategy, win new customers. But when Bain & Company’s Chris Zook and James Allen, authors of the bestsellingProfit from the Core, researched this question, they found that when companies fail to achieve their growth targets, 90 percent of the time the root causes are internal, not external--increasing distance from the front lines, loss of accountability, proliferating processes and bureaucracy, to name only a few. What’s more, companies experience a set of predictable internal crises, at predictable stages, as they grow. Even for healthy companies, these crises, if not managed properly, stifle the abilityto grow further--and can actively lead to decline. The key insight from Zook and Allen’s research is that managing these choke points requires a "founder’s mentality”--behaviors typically embodied by a bold, ambitious founder--to restore speed, focus, and connection to customers: * An insurgent’s clear mission and purpose * An unambiguous owner mindset * A relentless obsession with the front line Based on the authors’ decade-long study of companies in more than forty countries,The Founder’s Mentality demonstrates the strong relationship between these three traits in companies of all kinds--not just start-ups--and their ability to sustain performance. Through rich analysis and inspiring examples, this book shows how any leader--not only a founder--can instill and leverage a founder’s mentality throughout their organization and find lasting, profitable growth.
Call Number: HD2746 .Z658 2016
When 'It' Happens @ work: 5 action steps to make change work for you "It" Happens! is any change that affects you. It can be expected or unexpected, welcome or unwelcome, planned or unplanned, under you control or out of it, caused by nature or by people.
Call Number: BF637.C4 S65 2009x
Cost-Benefit Analysis and Health Care Evaluations Cost-benefit analysis is the only method of economic evaluation that can effectively indicate whether a health care treatment or intervention is worthwhile. In this thoroughly updated and revised second edition, Robert Brent expands the scope of the field by including the latest concepts and applications throughout all regions of the world. This book attempts to strengthen the link between cost-benefit analysis and the mainstream health care evaluation field, which is dominated by non-economists. The need to build a bridge between the two is more important than ever before, as the general understanding of cost-benefit analysis appears to have regressed.
Call Number: RA410.5 .C686 2010
Evidence-Based Pratice: an integrative approach to research, administration and practice Evidence-Based Practice: An Integrative Approach to Research, Administration, and Practice, Second Edition is an excellent reference for interdisciplinary education and clinical agencies, as well as disciplines focused on translating research evidence to quality practices. The authors provide sound information on the research process and critical appraisal, and use a unique integrative-collaborative approach to apply these principles. They also develop a strong conceptualization of integration of research and evidence-based practice from a clinical and administrative perspective. Learning objectives are included at the beginning of each chapter to identify important concepts and guide readers through the content covered in the text, and review questions and case studies help readers apply what they have learned. The Second Edition will take a more global perspective on health policy and health care.
Call Number: R723.7 .E95 2017
Textbook of Functional Medicine 2010 The Textbook of Functional Medicine is the definitive presentation of the scientific evidence and clinical practices underlying functional medicine. Dozens of noted authors, extensive referencing, tables and figures, and outstanding reviews make this book a must-have for clinicians from all disciplines.
Call Number: R733 .T49 2010x
Leading Strategic Change in an Era of Healthcare Transformation This book focuses on how to lead transformative and strategic change in the healthcare industry in times of great uncertainty. Written for senior healthcare leaders, it will provide new tools, processes, examples and case studies offering an effective framework in which to transform healthcare systems. Specifically, leaders will be able to answer the following questions: Why change? What has led us to today, and what is the current situation in healthcare? What to change? What areas for change are most promising areas with the greatest potential to yield significant benefits? How to change? Will incremental changes meet the need, or are true transformations required? When to change? Should changes start now, or should change wait for the stars to come into some special alignment? Healthcare is personal. Healthcare is local. And at the same time, healthcare is one of the greatest challenges faced by countries around the world. All major economies confront similar issues: demand-side growth in the care of aging populations in the face of supply-side resource constraints driven by ever-increasing costs of providing such care. While cultural, historical, and political differences among nations will yield different solutions, healthcare leaders across the globe must deal with ever-increasing uncertainty as to the scope and speed of their healthcare systems evolution. The magnitude of these challenges calls for fundamental change to address inherent problems in the healthcare system and ensure sustainable access to healthcare for generations to come. The problem is understanding where and how to change. Failures of strategy are often failures to anticipate a reality different than what organizations are prepared or willing to see. Both system-wide and organizational transformation means doing current activities more efficiently while layering on change. This book aims to provide leaders with the tools to help organizations and health care systems adapt and evolve to meet the new challenges of healthcare as it continues to evolve.Praise for "Leading Strategic Change in an Era of Healthcare Transformation"" ""The authors make the case for healthcare transformation, and more importantly outline the required steps from changing mindsets to opinions development...a useful guide for all future healthcare leaders."- John A. Quelch, Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School" " ""There are several lifetimes of knowledge in the book about leading strategic transformation in the healthcare sector... Strategic transformation requires 2 ingredients: expertise in the healthcare sector and knowledge about leading change. This volume accomplishes both."- "Karen Hein, Former President of the William T. Grant Foundation, Adjunct Professor of Family & Community Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School and Visiting Fellow, Feinstein International Center, Tufts University"" ""An essential guide for healthcare leaders seeking to transform their organization in these demanding times.""- Dr. Mario Moussa, President, Moussa Consulting and co-author of The Art of Woo: Using Strategic Persuasion to Sell Your Ideas and Committed Teams: Three Steps to Inspiring Passion and Performance" "
Call Number: RA393 .A88 2016x
The Payoff Principle: discover the 3 secrets for getting what you want out of life and work Where do you hope to go with your life, your career, and your relationships? How will you muster the energy to keep on keeping on, in the good times and the bad? What skills do you have to learn--and then use--to make sure you get the payoffs you really want in your professional life and your personal life?The problem with so many positive-thinking books and self-help routines is that they don't give you the whole formula. The Payoff Principle gives you that formula--Purpose + Passion + Process = Payoff--and then works as your guidebook, teaching you how to apply the formula to achieve success at work, at home, and everywhere you go. When you find purpose in what you do, exhibit passion for the outcome, and master the process to make it happen, you produce the payoffs you want, need, and deserve.Plenty of people have done exactly that, whether consciously and deliberately or accidently and luckily. But, you don't have to depend on luck anymore. You have a formula for getting what you want. You have a practical set of strategies guaranteed to deliver greater happiness and success than you've ever experienced. All you have to do now is read The Payoff Principle to learn how to implement the formula to experience the new-and-complete you.
Call Number: BF637.S8 Z556 2015x
The Organized Mind: thinking straight in the age of information overload “Smart, important, and, as always, exquisitely written.” —Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness Readers of Daniel J. Levitin’s two previous New York Times bestsellers have come to know and trust his unique ability to translate cutting edge neuroscience into an informative and entertaining narrative. Now Levitin turns his attention to an issue that affects everyone in the digital age: organization. It’s the reason that some people are more adept than others at managing today’s hyper flow of data. The Organized Mind explains the science behind their success and—with chapters targeted specifically to business readers—shows how all of us can make small but crucial changes to regain mastery over our lives.
Call Number: BF323.D5 L49 2015
30 Lessons for Living: tried and true advice from the wisest Americans "Heartfelt and ever-endearing - equal parts information and inspiration. This is a book to keep by your bedside and return to often." --Amy Dickinson, nationally syndicated advice columnist "Ask Amy" After a chance encounter with a remarkable ninety-year-old woman, renowned gerontologist Karl Pillemer decided to find out what older people know about life that the rest of us don't. His quest led him to speak with a thousand Americans over the age of sixty-five--many of whom can remember the Depression and World War II. While some of their tales reaffirmed timeless wisdom, others surprised Pillemer with the unexpected. Now with a new preface by Jane Brody, 30 Lessons for Living distills their moving stories and hard-won advice. To learn how to live without regret, persevere through hard times, find fulfillment, and age fearlessly and well, there is no one better to ask than the people who have done it themselves. This beautiful paperback edition features deckled edges and french flaps -- a perfect gift for any occasion.
Call Number: HQ1064.U5 P55 2012x
The End of Stress: four steps to rewire your brain We all know that stress is serious. If ignored too long, it becomes life-threateningly serious. Yet 83 percent of Americans are doing nothing about it. Don’t be one of them. There’s now a solution to stress that literally rewires your brain for a life of doing well, and being well, on your way to flourishing. The most important brain discovery in the last 400 years concerns a simple but powerful shift in attitude that can change a brain wired for stress into a brain powered for success. This specific shift literally rewires the brain to deliver the full measure of intelligence, creativity, and emotional balance that enables you to flourish instead of struggle. It’s a higher state of mind anyone can attain stimulating the higher brain function that unblocks the health, wealth, and love we all desire. Fail to make this shift and you will lack the brainpower to fulfill your dreams. Your stress provoking brain will continue to dump toxic stress hormones into your system, shrinking brain mass, limiting brain bandwidth, depressing your emotional set point, and shortening your lifespan. You can solve these problems and fulfill your aspirations. The End of Stress: Four Steps to Rewire Your Brain guides you through an evidence-based process that achieves this powerful shift. The book is designed as a workshop-in-a-book, supported by a website of tools, audio files, and materials that make it easy.
Call Number: BF575.S75 G577 2014
100 Plus: how the coming age of longevity will change everything, from careers and relationships to family and faith Humanity is on the cusp of an exciting longevity revolution. The first person to live to 150 years has probably already been born. What will your life look like when you live to be over 100? Will the world become overpopulated? How will living longer affect your finances, your family life, and your views on religion and the afterlife? In100 Plus, futurist Sonia Arrison brings together over a decade of experience researching and writing about cutting-edge advances in science and technology to paint a vivid picture of a future that only recently seemed like science fiction, but is now very real. The first book to give readers a comprehensive understanding of how life-extending discoveries will change our social and economic worlds, 100 Plus is an illuminating and indispensable text that will help us navigate the thrilling journey oflife beyond 100 years.
Call Number: QP85 .A77 2011
Art Thinking: how to carve out creative space in a world of schedules, budgets, and bosses An indispensable and inspiring guide to creativity in the workplace and beyond, drawing on art, psychology, science, sports, law, business, and technology to help you land big ideas in the practical world. Anyone from CEO to freelancer knows how hard it is to think big, let alone follow up, while under pressure to get things done. Art Thinking offers practical principles, inspiration, and a healthy dose of pragmatism to help you navigate the difficulties of balancing creative thinking with driving toward results. With an MBA and an MFA, Amy Whitaker, an entrepreneur-in-residence at the New Museum Incubator, draws on stories of athletes, managers, writers, scientists, entrepreneurs, and even artists to engage you in the process of “art thinking.” If you are making a work of art in any field, you aren’t going from point A to point B. You are inventing point B. Art Thinking combines the mind-sets of art and the tools of business to protect space for open-ended exploration and manage risks on your way to success. Art Thinking takes you from “Wouldn’t it be cool if . . . ?” to realizing your highest aims, helping you build creative skills you can apply across all facets of business and life. Warm, honest, and unexpected, Art Thinking will help you reimagine your work and life—and even change the world—while enjoying the journey from point A. Art Thinking features 60 line drawings throughout.
Call Number: HD53 .W5195 2016
A Calm Brain: how to relax into a stress-free, high-powered life In a world filled with too many choices, oppressive technology, and relentlessly overbooked schedules - how do we achieve the calm we so desperately need? Our ancestors used the fight-or-flight mechanism to protect themselves from predators. Today, we use it to fend off daily crises. The result is chronic stress and a learned inability to be calm which, in turn, makes it impossible for us to perform at our peak. Now, Dr. Gayatri Devi shows how we can cultivate empowering, enduring calm by tapping into our body's vagus nerve - and utilize our hardwired, natural relaxation system. If you are suffering from migraines, neck pain, gastrointestinal upsets, sleeps deprivation - or are just trying to work through life's difficulties - Dr. Devi shows that you don't need more drugs, you need A Calm Brain. 'Offers insights into managing stress and much more.' os Angeles Times(Summer Reading List Pick)
Call Number: RC489.C6 D48 2013x
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