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Sex, Drugs, and Risperidone: A Collection of Reader-Submitted Med...
by Kerry Hamm

Language

English

Pages

81

Publication Date

November 15, 2018

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Volume 13 of 'A Collection of Reader-Submitted Stories' is a surprise mini-book. Don't let the size fool you. As healthcare workers know, it's always the little old lady who packs the biggest punch! <br /><br />Readers from around the globe share more jaw-dropping stories that will leave you cringing, crying, confused, and laughing. <br /><br />How far did a flirtatious mother go to impress her son's friends? Who knew arts and crafts would be so useful (or not) when it came to sexual encounters? What did this violent offender do once EMS had him in the back of their rig? Learn what happened to one patient after he tried to make his girlfriend a homemade Christmas gift. (Hint: It was painful!)<br /><br />So take a break from all the stress. Dive right in and hear from readers who are just as deliriously tired as you are. Take the you-time that you've earned after putting in those 70-hours, after cramming for that exam, and after your friends give you the, 'Can you not talk about that while I'm eating?' look.
The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients' Lives
by Theresa Brown

Language

English

Pages

274

Publication Date

September 22, 2015

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<DIV><B>“Compelling and compassionate human drama. If you want to understand how modern medicine ticks, fasten your seat belt and spend a day in the hospital with Theresa Brown on <I>The Shift.” </I>—Danielle Ofri, MD, author of <I>What Doctors Feel</I> </B><BR />  <BR /> In a book as eye-opening as it is riveting, practicing nurse and regular contributor to the <I>New York Times</I> Theresa Brown invites us to experience not just a day in the life of a nurse but all the life that happens in just one day on a busy teaching hospital’s cancer ward. In the span of twelve hours, lives can be lost, life-altering treatment decisions made, and dreams fulfilled or irrevocably stolen. Every day, Theresa Brown holds these lives in her hands. On this day, there are four.<BR /><BR /> Unfolding in real time under the watchful eyes of Theresa Brown--a dedicated nurse and an insightful chronicler of events--we are given an unprecedented view into the individual struggles as well as the larger truths about medicine in this country. By shift’s end, we have witnessed something profound about hope and humanity.<BR />  <BR /> “This meticulous, absorbing shift-in-the-life account of one nurse’s day on a cancer ward stands out for its honesty, clarity, and heart. Brown . . . juggles the fears, hopes, and realities of a 12-hour shift in a typical urban hospital with remarkable insight and unflagging care. Her memoir is a must-read for nurses or anyone close to one.” <B>—<I>Publishers Weekly,</I> starred review</B><BR /><BR /> “An empathetic and absorbing narrative as riveting as a TV drama.” <I><B>—Kirkus Reviews</B></I><BR /><BR /> “I am filled with awe and gratitude for the work that the nurses like Theresa Brown do every day. She captures perfectly their central role in any patient’s life!” <B>—Susan M. Love, MD, chief visionary officer, Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, and author of <I>Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book</I></B><BR /><BR /><BR /><BR />  </DIV>
HESI Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination
by HESI

Language

English

Pages

406

Publication Date

July 18, 2016

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<p>Want to cover EVERYTHING on the NCLEX-RN? HESI can help! The <b>HESI Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN<SUP>®</SUP> Examination, 5th Edition </b>provides a comprehensive, all-in-one review of the information you need to know to not only succeed on the NCLEX-RN exam but also on your program’s HESI exit exam. Written in an easy-to-read outline format, this trusted guide breaks down chapters by clinical areas and the concepts emphasized on the NCLEX-RN exam. Rationales are provided for any incorrect answers or areas of weakness to help strengthen your understanding. The companion Evolve website also offers 700 practice questions in both study and exam formats to give you valuable practice using the same electronic testing format you will face on the nursing school exit exam and on the NCLEX-RN exam.</p><ul><li><b>700 NCLEX practice questions </b>on the companion Evolve website include alternate item formats to provide a testing experience similar to the exit and NCLEX exams.</li><li><b>Chapters organized by clinical area </b>enables you to easily search for various topics to review.</li><li><b><i>HESI Hint</i> boxes</b> spotlight important clinical information and concepts commonly tested on the NCLEX-RN exam.</li><li><b>Critical thinking study questions (with rationales)</b> reinforce key concepts and content.</li><li><b>Fill-in-the-blank</b> <b>and prioritizing questions</b> mirror the new alternate item format item types included on the NCLEX-RN exam.</li><li><b>Pharmacology tables </b>highlight the need-to-know drug therapy content emphasized on the NCLEX-RN exam.</li><li><b>Consistent format and chapter organization </b>make it easy to move between topics when reviewing.</li></ul><ul><b><li>NEW! Updated content</b> reflects the latest NCLEX-RN test plan.</li><li><b>NEW! Updated medications and nursing interventions </b>have been added based on the latest evidence-based practice.</li><li><b>NEW! Revised chapter on pediatric nursing </b>includes an updated immunization chart, referral websites, and new content on children with disabilities and chromosomal and genetic syndromes.</li><li><b>NEW! Revised chapter on maternity nursing </b>features updated CPR guidelines and medications for neonatal cardiac arrest, as well as new <i>HESI Hints</i> that reflect new modalities such as fetal cell-DNA analysis and current screening tools.</li><li><b>NEW! Revised chapter on psychiatric nursing </b>includes new information on autism spectrum disorders, as well as updates on DSM 5 changes.</li><li><b>NEW! Revised chapter on geriatrics </b>features new content on polypharmacy in the elderly, the Geriatric Depression Scale as an assessment tool, the Mini-Cog tool for mental status assessment, and new information on elder mistreatment in various settings.</li></ul>
Call the Nurse: True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isl...
by Mary J MacLeod

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

April 04, 2013

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<div><p>Tired of the pace and noise of life near London and longing for a better place to raise their young children, Mary J. MacLeod and her husband encountered their dream while vacationing on a remote island in the Scottish Hebrides. Enthralled by its windswept beauty, they soon were the proud owners of a near-derelict croft house—a farmer’s stone cottage—on “a small acre” of land. Mary assumed duties as the island’s district nurse.<I> Call the Nurse</I> is her account of the enchanted years she and her family spent there, coming to know its folk as both patients and friends.</p><p> In anecdotes that are by turns funny, sad, moving, and tragic, she recalls them all, the crofters and their laird, the boatmen and tradesmen, young lovers and forbidding churchmen. Against the old-fashioned island culture and the grandeur of mountain and sea unfold indelible stories: a young woman carried through snow for airlift to the hospital; a rescue by boat; the marriage of a gentle giant and the island beauty; a ghostly encounter; the shocking discovery of a woman in chains; the flames of a heather fire at night; an unexploded bomb from World War II; and the joyful, tipsy celebration of a ceilidh. Gaelic fortitude meets a nurse’s compassion in these wonderful true stories from rural Scotland.</p></div>
Nursing Informatics: Scope and Standards of Practice
by American Nurses Associati...

Language

English

Pages

225

Publication Date

November 04, 2014

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Nursing informatics (NI) is the specialty that integrates nursing science with multiple information and analytical sciences to identify, define, manage and communicate data, information, knowledge and wisdom in nursing practice. For many people, NI, and health care informatics in general, are about technology. This is especially true of electronic health records (EHRs) that are required of all care facilities. That is just one among many aspects of nursing informatics, a distinctive practice specialty that is the focus of this new publication.<br />The second edition of Nursing Informatics: Scope and Standards of Practice is the most comprehensive, up-to-date resource available in this subject area. The book covers the full scope of nursing informatics and outlines the competency level of nursing practice and professional performance expected from all informatics nurses and nurse specialists. In addition, it details the nursing informatics competencies needed by any RN, spans all nursing careers and roles, and reflects the impact of informatics in any health care practice environment. This is a must-read for nurses, as informatics touches on every RN’s practice.<br />The publication’s scope of practice addresses the context of the who, what, where, when, why and how of NI practice for informatics nurses and informatics nurse specialists. That detailed scope of practice covers the following topics:<br />Metastructures, Concepts and Tools of Nursing Informatics<br />Functional Areas of Nursing Informatics<br />Preparation for Nursing Informatics Specialty Practice<br />Ethics in Nursing Informatics<br />The Future of Nursing Informatics<br />Trends in Regulatory Changes and Quality Standards<br />And much more…<br />The 16 nursing informatics standards, which provide a framework for evaluating practice outcomes and goals, are those to which all informatics nurses are held accountable for their practice. The set of specific competencies accompanying each standard serves as essential evidence of compliance with that standard.<br />This foundational volume is primarily directed to those nurses involved with NI practice, education, administration and research. Other nurses, allied health care providers, researchers and scholars will find value in this content, as will employers, insurers, lawyers, policy makers, regulators and other stakeholders.
Clean Eating Cookbook for Beginners: Clean Eating 30 day Meal Pre...
by Alice Newman

Language

English

Pages

69

Publication Date

June 29, 2018

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<ul><li><strong>Are you looking for the best healthy diet?</strong></li><li><strong>Do you want to change your lifestyle?</strong></li><li><strong>Do you want to perform your health and feelings?</strong></li><li><strong>Do you want to lose weight and don’t feel about stomach problems?</strong></li><li><strong>Have you also imagined that you can lose your belly just with healthy eating?</strong></li></ul><p><strong><em>So many questions, but there is one one answer - Clean Eating. We are What We Think, and You are What You Eat... let's try to eat and think clean.</em></strong></p><p>You've probably heard of <em>clean eating</em>, but you may not know what it is exactly or how to go about <em>cleaning up your diet</em>.</p><h3><u><strong>*****Please note: Book is available in 2 Paperback formats- Black&White and Full color. Choose the best for you. *****</strong></u></h3><p><u><strong></strong></u><br /></p><p>It's about eating more of the <em>best and healthiest options</em> in each of the food groups. That means embracing whole foods like <em>vegetables, fruits and whole grains, plus healthy proteins and fats. </em><strong><em>Eating clean</em> is not a diet. It’s a <em>lifestyle</em>.</strong></p><p><em>But what’s this mysterious nutritional approach everybody is talking about nowadays?</em> And most importantly: why is it supposed to be the key to a fit body and a healthy mind? We do have the answers.</p><p><strong>Here also you can read about:</strong></p><ul><li>What is <em><strong>Clean Eating</strong></em> and how to eat clean;</li><li>What are the<em><strong> Benefits</strong></em> of such healthy diet;</li><li><em><strong>Dos and Don'ts of Clean Eating</strong></em>;</li><li>How to make Clean Eating work for you;</li><li><em><strong>Healthy Clean Eating Menu</strong></em>: clean eating breakfast, clean eating lunch ideas, clean eating desserts and clean eating dinners recipes.</li></ul>
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
by Sheri Fink

Language

English

Pages

546

Publication Date

September 10, 2013

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<p><b>Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink’s landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina – and her suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice.</b><br /><br />In the tradition of the best investigative journalism, physician and reporter Sheri Fink reconstructs 5 days at Memorial Medical Center and draws the reader into the lives of those who struggled mightily to survive and maintain life amid chaos.<br /><i><br /></i>After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several of those caregivers faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths. <br /><br /><i>Five Days at Memorial</i>, the culmination of six years of reporting, unspools the mystery of what happened in those days, bringing the reader into a hospital fighting for its life and into a conversation about the most terrifying form of health care rationing.<br /><br />In a voice at once involving and fair, masterful and intimate, Fink exposes the hidden dilemmas of end-of-life care and reveals just how ill-prepared we are for the impact of large-scale disasters—and how we can do better. A remarkable book, engrossing from start to finish, <i>Five Days at Memorial</i> radically transforms your understanding of human nature in crisis.<br /><br /><b>One of The <i>New York Times</i>' Best Ten Books of the Year</b></p>
ATI TEAS Secrets Study Guide: TEAS 6 Complete Study Manual, Full-...
by TEAS Exam Secrets Test Pr...

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English

Pages

Publication Date

January 17, 2017

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<p><b>***The Only Guide with 3 Complete Practice Tests and 74 Step-By-Step Tutorial Videos***</b></p><br /><p>The ATI TEAS is extremely challenging, and thorough test preparation is essential for success. <b><i>ATI TEAS Secrets Study Guide</i></b> is the ideal prep solution for anyone who wants ace the Test of Essential Academic Skills, Sixth Edition.</p><br /><p>Not only does it provide a comprehensive study manual for the TEAS 6 as a whole, it is the only guide that provides three full-length practice tests with detailed explanations of each answer and 74 video tutorials to help you review.</p><br /><p><b><i>ATI TEAS Secrets Study Guide</i></b> includes:</p><br /><ul><br /><li>A thorough and detailed review of all ATI TEAS test sections</li><br /><li>Review video tutorials to help you master difficult concepts</li><br /><li>Comprehensive practice questions with detailed answer explanations</li><br /><li>Tips and strategies to help you get your best test performance</li><br /></ul><br /><p>It is filled with the critical information you will need in order to do well on the test: the concepts, procedures, principles, and vocabulary that your nursing school expects you to have mastered before sitting for the exam.</p><br /><p><b>The Reading section covers:</b></p><br /><ul><br /><li>Key Ideas and Details</li><br /><li>Craft and Structure</li><br /><li>Integration of Knowledge and Ideas</li><br /></ul><br /><p><b>The Mathematics section covers:</b></p><br /><ul><br /><li>Numbers and Operations</li><br /><li>Data Interpretation</li><br /><li>Measurement</li><br /></ul><br /><p><b>The Science section covers:</b></p><br /><ul><br /><li>Human Anatomy and Physiology</li><br /><li>Life and Physical Sciences</li><br /><li>Scientific Reasoning</li><br /></ul><br /><p><b>The English and Language Usage section covers:</b></p><br /><ul><br /><li>Conventions of Standard English</li><br /><li>Punctuation</li><br /><li>Improving Sentences</li><br /><li>Improving Paragraphs</li><br /><li>Vocabulary</li><br /></ul><br /><p>These sections are full of specific and detailed information that will be key to succeeding on the ATI TEAS. Concepts and principles are not simply named or described in passing, but are explained in detail. The guide is laid out in a logical and organized fashion so that one section naturally flows from the one preceding it. Because it is written with an eye for both technical accuracy and accessibility, you will not have to worry about getting lost in dense academic language.</p><br /><p>Many concepts include links to online videos where you can watch our instructors break down the topics so the material can be quickly grasped. Examples are worked step-by-step so you see exactly what to do.</p><br /><p>Any test prep guide is only as good as its practice questions and answers, and that is another area where our guide stands out. Our test designers have provided hundreds of test questions that will prepare you for what to expect on the actual ATI TEAS. Each answer is explained in depth, in order to make the principles and reasoning behind it crystal clear.</p><br /><p>We have helped thousands of people pass standardized tests and achieve their education and career goals. We have done this by setting high standards for our test preparation guides, and our <b><i>ATI TEAS Secrets Study Guide</i></b> is no exception. It is an excellent investment in your future.</p><br /><p>TEAS® is a registered trademark of the Assessment Technologies Institute®, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.</p>
Critical Care Medicine E-Book: Principles of Diagnosis and Manage...
by , R. Phillip Dellinger

Language

English

Pages

1346

Publication Date

November 12, 2018

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<p>Now <b>completely revised to bring you up to date</b> with the latest advances in the field, <i>Critical Care Medicine: Principles of Diagnosis and Management in the Adult, 5th Edition,</i> delivers expert, practical guidance on virtually any clinical scenario you may encounter in the ICU. Designed for intensivists, critical care and pulmonology residents, fellows, practicing physicians, and nurse practitioners, this highly regarded text is <b>clinically focused and easy to reference</b>. Led by Drs. Joseph Parrillo and Phillip Dellinger, the 5th Edition introduces numerous new authors who lend a fresh perspective and contribute their expertise to that of hundreds of top authorities in the field<i>.</p></i><ul><li>Includes <b>new chapters on current applications of bedside ultrasound</b> in the ICU, both diagnostic and procedural; <b>mechanical assist devices</b>; and <b>extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).</b></li><li>Contains<b> new administrative chapters</b> that provide important information on performance improvement and quality, length of stay, operations, working with the Joint Commission, and more.</li><li>Features <b>new images</b> that provide visual guidance and clarify complex topics.</li><li>Keeps you up to date with expanded chapters on echocardiography in the ICU and valvular heart disease, including TAVR.</li><li>Includes separate chapters on mechanical ventilation of obstructive airway disease and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) – including the many <b>recent changes in approach to positive end expiratory pressure setting in ARDS</b>. </li><li>Covers key topics such as <b>patient-ventilator synchrony</b> and <b>non-invasive ventilation</b> for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients with acute respiratory failure.</li><li>Reflects the recent literature and guidance on amount of fluids, type of fluid, vasopressor selection, mean arterial pressure target, and decision on steroid use in septic shock.</li><li>Provides <b>questions and answers in every chapter</b>, perfect for self-assessment and review.</li></ul>
Pediatric Primary Care
by , Dawn Lee Garzon Maaks

Language

English

Pages

1296

Publication Date

March 02, 2016

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<p>Get an in-depth look at pediatric primary care through the eyes of a Nurse Practitioner! <b>Pediatric Primary Care, 6th Edition</b> guides readers through the process of assessing, managing, and preventing health problems in infants, children, and adolescents. Key topics include developmental theory, issues of daily living, the health status of children today, and diversity and cultural considerations. This sixth edition also features a wealth of new content and updates — such as a new chapter on pediatric pharmacology, full-color design and illustrations, new QSEN integration, updated coverage of the impact of the Affordable Care Act, a refocused chapter on practice management, and more — to keep readers up to date on the latest issues affecting practice today.</p><ul><b><li>Comprehensive content </b>provides a complete foundation in the primary care of children from the unique perspective of the Nurse Practitioner and covers the full spectrum of health conditions seen in the primary care of children, emphasizing both prevention and management. </li><li><b>In-depth guidance on assessing and managing pediatric</b> <b>health problems</b> covers patients from infancy through adolescence.</li><li><b>Four-part organization </b>includes 1) an introductory unit on the foundations of global pediatric health, child and family health assessment, and cultural perspectives for pediatric primary care; 2) a unit on managing child development; 3) a unit on health promotion and management; and 4) a unit on disease management. </li><li><b>Content devoted to issues of daily living</b> covers issues that are a part of every child's growth — such as nutrition and toilet training — that could lead to health problems unless appropriate education and guidance are given. </li><li><b>Algorithms</b> are used throughout the book to provide a concise overview of the evaluation and management of common disorders. </li><li><b>Resources for providers and families</b> are also included throughout the text for further information.</li><li><b>Expert editor team</b> well is well-versed in the scope of practice and knowledge base of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNPs) and Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs).</li></ul>

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