ACUTE CRITICAL CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER CASES IN DIAGNOSTIC REASONING

ACUTE   CRITICAL CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER  CASES IN DIAGNOSTIC REASONING Author Suzanne Burns
ISBN-10 9780071849531
Release 2015-11-22
Pages 381
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The ultimate, case-based guide for learning and teaching the art of diagnostic reasoning for acute and critical care nurse practitioners Written by experienced nurse practitioners working in acute and critical care settings,and endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), Acute & Critical Care Nurse Practitioner:Cases in Diagnostic Reasoning presents a wide range of acute and critical care patient cases focusing on diagnosis and management. This authoritative book is designed to help nurse practitioners and students learn how to proceed from a broad differential diagnosis to a specific management plan through expert analysis of patient data. While reconstructing the course of real-life clinical cases, the authors “think out loud” and reveal how they identify pertinent positives and significant negatives to support or refute items on their differential diagnoses list, and further incorporate laboratory and diagnostic testing results to establish a medical diagnosis. Each case includes a description of the management for the identified diagnosis. INCLUDES: · 71 cases based on real-life clinical scenarios · Analysis questions and case discussions to enable learners to actively participate ininductive and deductive reasoning · Cases that can be used to support course work, certification review, and job training The first of its kind, Acute & Critical Care Nurse Practitioner: Cases in Diagnostic Reasoning is an essential learning and teaching resource for students, clinicians, and clinical faculty to master the art of diagnostic reasoning.



Clinical Decision Making in Complementary Alternative Medicine

Clinical Decision Making in Complementary   Alternative Medicine Author Matthew Leach
ISBN-10 9780729579339
Release 2010-11-03
Pages 300
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An exceptional health resource addressing professional practice issues in complementary and alternative medicine Clinical Decision Making in Complementary & Alternative Medicine differs from other medical texts by introducing a systematic clinical framework for the practice of complementary and alternative medicine. While comparable titles may explore the use or efficacy of specific complementary and alternative medicine interventions, this indispensable textbook highlights evidence-based interventions, while helping practitioners apply them within a clinical decision making framework. Clinical Decision Making in Complementary & Alternative Medicine is a one-of-a-kind health reference for clinicians, students and educators alike. Divided into two parts – theoretical foundation and practical application – the book includes case studies on health conditions such as acne, irritable bowel syndrome and migraine. Clinical Decision Making in Complementary & Alternative Medicine is also unique in that it: • focuses on evidence-based practice while also paying attention to the underlying philosophy of complementary and alternative medicine • includes learning objectives and activities to consolidate reader knowledge and help lecturers teaching complementary and alternative medicine students • enables complementary and alternative medicine practitioners to systematically assess, diagnose, treat and evaluate client-centred health problems in accordance with the established art, science and philosophy of complementary and alternative medicine • guides practitioner thinking, assessment and care – all of which may help increase professional autonomy and accountability, improve client outcomes and quality of care, and reduce errors in decision making



Advanced Practice Nursing E Book

Advanced Practice Nursing   E Book Author Ann B. Hamric
ISBN-10 9781455739790
Release 2013-06-24
Pages 752
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Addressing all major advanced practice nursing competencies, roles, and issues, Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach, 5th Edition provides a clear, comprehensive, and current introduction to APN today. It applies APN core competencies to the major APN roles — including the burgeoning Nurse Practitioner role — and covers topics ranging from the evolution of APN to evidence-based practice, leadership, ethical decision-making, and health policy. This edition includes a new chapter on the international development of APN, new and enhanced illustrations, and a colorful new reader-friendly format for improved readability. From internationally known APN experts Ann Hamric, Charlene Hanson, Mary Fran Tracy, and Eileen O'Grady, along with a host of internationally recognized APN contributors, Advanced Practice Nursing introduces you to APN and helps you identify an APN role, develop key competencies for that role, and succeed as an APN. Coverage of APN core competencies defines and describes all competencies, including direct clinical practice, guidance and coaching, consultation, evidence-based practice (EBP), leadership, collaboration, and ethical decision-making. Operationalizes and applies APN core competencies to the major APN specialties including the Clinical Nurse Specialist, the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, the Certified Nurse-Midwife, and the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. Content on managing APN environments addresses such factors as business planning and reimbursement; marketing, negotiating, and contracting; regulatory, legal, and credentialing requirements; health policy issues; and nursing outcomes and performance improvement research. Unique Exemplar boxes provide real-life scenarios, showing APN competencies in action. In-depth discussions of educational strategies show how nurses develop competencies as they progress into advanced practice. Discussions of APN role development clearly explain the career trajectory that you can anticipate as you transition to advanced practice.



Clinical Reasoning in the Health Professions

Clinical Reasoning in the Health Professions Author Joy Higgs
ISBN-10 9780750688857
Release 2008
Pages 504
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Clinical reasoning is the foundation of professional clinical practice. Totally revised and updated, this book continues to provide the essential text on the theoretical basis of clinical reasoning in the health professions and examines strategies for assisting learners, scholars and clinicians develop their reasoning expertise. key chapters revised and updated nature of clinical reasoning sections have been expanded increase in emphasis on collaborative reasoning core model of clinical reasoning has been revised and updated



Advanced Practice Nursing Fifth Edition

Advanced Practice Nursing  Fifth Edition Author Kathryn A. Blair
ISBN-10 9780826172518
Release 2015-04-10
Pages 350
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The fifth edition of this topflight text on nurse practitioner role development is completely updated and expanded to encompass the full sphere of current practice roles. These include interprofessional, global health, and leadership roles and such practice issues as credentialing, prescriptive authority, and liabilities. The book encompasses the diverse expertise of contributors from a wide variety of practice settings and reflects the competencies identified by key stakeholder organizations such as the ANA, NONPF, NACNS, AANA, ACNM, and AACN. With a focus on everyday realities of APRN practice in a rapidly changing health care environment, it delivers essential information on the multifaceted role of APRNs as they transition into practice and professional arenas. The fifth edition reflects the expanding roles of the DNP and CNL and provides more detail on the transition of APRN master’s and doctoral students–particularly NPs, CNSs, CNMs, and CRNAs–into practice. It discusses the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on health care delivery and emphasizes the APRN role in influencing health policy. New chapters address global health and differentiated roles for the APRN and APRN leadership in interprofessional teams. The text provides new information on practice issues such as credentialing, prescriptive authority, and liabilities, along with updated web resources. Additionally, the fifth edition includes an enhanced discussion of educational requirements and differentiation from certification and expanded coverage of professional issues and research-based practice (including quantitative and qualitative methodologies). The book continues to provide essential information on advanced clinical decision making, reimbursement, ethical issues, technology, and employment strategies for the APRN. New to the Fifth Edition: A chapter on global health and differentiated roles for APRNs A chapter on APRN leadership in interprofessional teams Current information on practice issues including credentialing, prescriptive authority, and liabilities Updated web resources Enhanced discussion of educational requirements and differentiation from certification Added content about DNP and CNL roles and leadership functions Expanded coverage of professional issues and evidence-based practice Information on influencing health policy Content on integrating informatics in practice Online teaching tools that include PowerPoint slides and an instructor’s manual



Advanced Practice Nursing

Advanced Practice Nursing Author Dr. Michalene Jansen, PhD, RN,C, GNP-BC, NP-C
ISBN-10 0826105165
Release 2009-10-26
Pages 336
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Designated a Doody's Core Title! "This is a valuable resourceÖto help prepare advanced practice nurses with the skills necessary to navigate the healthcare arena. The editors and contributors are experienced advanced practice nurses with valuable information to share with novice practitioners." Score: 100, 5 stars.óDoodyís Medical Reviews Now in its fourth edition, this highly acclaimed book remains the key title serving graduate-level advanced practice nurses (APNs) and recent graduates about to launch their careers. The book outlines what is required of the APN, with guidelines for professional practice for each of the four APN roles: the nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse midwife, and certified registered nurse anesthetist. Advanced Practice Nursing focuses not only on the care and management of patients, but also on how to meet the many challenges of the rapidly changing health care arena. Obtaining certification, navigating reimbursement, and translating research into practice are just a few of the challenges discussed. Key Features: Essential information on educational requirements and certification Advice on how to make the transition into professional practice Guidelines for ethical and clinical decision making Discussions on the DNP and CNL roles in AP nursing Updated and revised content on leadership development, regulation, informatics, health care organization, and health care policy



Acute and Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialists

Acute and Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialists Author AACN
ISBN-10 9781437726220
Release 2007-07-04
Pages 288
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2007 AJN Book of the Year Award Winner Acute and Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialists: Best Practices presents the knowledge and tools the CNS needs to provide the best standards of practice and performance. It focuses on the role of the CNS in acute and critical care, emphasizing the relationship between critical care nursing, the patient, and the environment of care. Divided into 3 main sections, the framework of the book is based on the Scope and Standards of Practice for the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Acute and Critical Care and the AACN's synergy model. This book delivers up-to-date information for today's health care along with practical tools for the CNS in acute and critical care settings. Provides a current guide for the CNS' role in acute and critical care for the most up-to-date information. Reader-friendly presentation of information provides an easy reference that can be used in day-to-day practice. Discussion questions based on the CCNS blueprint assist in review for the certification examination, making this book a seminal reference for nurses taking the CCNS certification examination. Case studies present applied learning of the acute and critical care setting to prepare the reader for real-life situations.



Ethics in Nursing

Ethics in Nursing Author Martin Benjamin
ISBN-10 9780195380224
Release 2010
Pages 285
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Starting with detailed cases based on real life, the fourth edition of Ethics in Nursing introduces the principles, concepts, and reasoning needed to think them through. Changes in this edition reflect important developments in nursing, ethical theory, and nursing ethics. Among the expanded set of 64 cases, 22 have been significantly revised and 15 are entirely new. Reasoning skills and philosophical understanding are explained and illustrated in cases involving: nurses and clients; inter-professional relationships; personal responsibility for institutional and public policy; and cost containment, justice, and rationing. New material on ethical theory includes an illustrated explanation and defense of moral pluralism, a section on the ethics of care, and an expanded discussion of reflective equilibrium as a method of ethical reasoning. New topics include pandemics and care for SARS patients, elderly patients contemplating suicide, and workplace violence. As with previous editions, both the nursing and philosophical content are self-contained, making the book accessible to readers with little or no background in either. Ethics in Nursing provides practicing and student nurses with a useful introduction to the identification and analysis of ethical issues that reflects both the special perspective of nursing and the value of systematic philosophical inquiry.



Lab Manual for Health Assessment in Nursing

Lab Manual for Health Assessment in Nursing Author Janet R. Weber
ISBN-10 9781469831893
Release 2013-11-25
Pages 304
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Lab Manual for Health Assessment in Nursing, 5e serves as a laboratory manual and a study guide for the student. Each chapter of the lab manual corresponds to a chapter in the main textbook assisting students with comprehending and applying the theoretical content. Students will fully develop their assessment skills using the new interview guides and assessment guides. Students will also develop independence and readiness for test-taking by answering questions designed to hone these skills. Critical thinking skills are further developed when students participate in the Critical Thinking and Case Study activities.



The Puzzle of Transformation

The Puzzle of Transformation Author Patricia Mahoney Siccardi
ISBN-10 OCLC:42661876
Release 1999
Pages 338
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The Puzzle of Transformation has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Puzzle of Transformation also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Puzzle of Transformation book for free.



Clinical Reasoning and Care Coordination in Advanced Practice Nursing

Clinical Reasoning and Care Coordination in Advanced Practice Nursing Author RuthAnne Kuiper, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
ISBN-10 9780826131843
Release 2016-04-28
Pages 416
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Teaches students how to” think like an APRN” This book describes an innovative model for helping APRN students develop the clinical reasoning skills required to navigate complex patient care needs and coordination in advanced nursing practice. This model, the Outcome-Present-State-Test (OPT), encompasses a clear, step-by-step process that students can use to learn the skills of differential diagnosis and hone clinical reasoning strategies. This method facilitates understanding of the relationship among patient problems, outcomes, and interventions that focus on promoting patient safety and care coordination. It moves beyond traditional ways of problem solving by focusing on patient scenarios and stories and juxtaposing issues and outcomes that have been derived from an analysis of patient problems, evidence-based interventions, and desired outcomes. The model offers a blueprint for using standardized health care languages and provides strategies for developing reflective and complex thinking that becomes habitual. It embodies several levels of perspective related to patient-centered care planning, team-centered negotiation, and health care system considerations. Through patient stories and case scenarios, the text highlights care coordination strategies critical in complex patient situations. It provides students with the tools to collect patient information, determine priorities for care, and test interventions to reach health care outcomes by making clinical judgments during the problem-solving process. Concept maps illustrate complex patient care issues and how they relate to each other. For faculty use, the text provides links to relevant APN competencies and provides guidelines for using the OPT when supervising students in field settings. Key Features: Delivers a concrete learning model for developing creative thinking and problem solving in the clinical setting Offers a blueprint and structure for using standardized health care languages Includes patient stories and case scenarios to illustrate effective use of the OPT model Highlights care coordination strategies associated with complex client situations with the use of the Care Coordination Clinical Reasoning model Reinforces methods of reaching a diagnosis, outcomes, and interventions and how to duplicate the process



The Textbook of Non Medical Prescribing

The Textbook of Non Medical Prescribing Author Dilyse Nuttall
ISBN-10 9781118861868
Release 2015-06-15
Pages 352
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The Textbook of Non-Medical Prescribing is an easy-to-read, comprehensive overview of the essential knowledge, key issues and skills relevant to non-medical prescribing. Now fully updated and linked to the National Prescribing Centre Single Competency Framework for non-medical prescribers, with activities to help you link your continuing professional development within the competences required as a prescriber. This practical title remains an ideal resource for all qualified health professionals to practice safe and effective non-medical prescribing. The section edition is structured around four core themes – public health, social and cultural issues, prescribing principles, and continuing professional development – which are threaded throughout the text. It also includes additional material on the importance on continuing professional development in prescribing, as well as the history and context of non-medical prescribing; ethical, legal and professional issues; effective consultations; essential pharmacology; clinical skills; prescribing for specific groups; and the role of the multidisciplinary team. Key Features: Accessible and study-friendly Each chapter has learning objectives and activities to support a deeper understanding of the theoretical knowledge base and its application to practice Case studies linking the topics to real-life scenarios Companion website at www.wiley.com/go/nuttall with a range of self-assessment questions, quizzes, numeracy exercises, case studies and weblinks. The Textbook of Non-Medical Prescribing provides support to anyone studying for a prescribing qualification or looking for a refresher on the subject.



Differential Diagnosis for the Advanced Practice Nurse

Differential Diagnosis for the Advanced Practice Nurse Author Marilee Murphy Jensen, MN, ARNP
ISBN-10 9780826110282
Release 2014-07-17
Pages 338
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"Developing a comprehensive differential diagnosis for a specific complaint is a daunting task even for experienced advanced practice nurses. This user-friendly clinical guide provides a strategy or standard format for working through this complex task. It is a wonderful tool for both student and new advanced practice nurses... 5 stars." -- Kathleen M. Woodruff, DNP, Doody's Book Reviews Establishing a differential diagnosis can be challenging even for expert advanced practice nurses (APRNs), let alone students. This easy-access clinical guide to commonly seen symptoms, written for APRN students and new practitioners, describes step by step how to obtain a reliable patient history and choose the appropriate directed physical exam for the presenting problem, followed by how to use this patient history and physical exam findings to form a differential diagnosis. Unfolding case scenarios provided for each symptom further demonstrate a sound process for formulating a differential diagnosis that the APRN can use throughout clinical practice. The book features 38 of the most commonly presented symptoms, each of which includes exam findings and differential diagnosis. It describes diagnostic tests with a guide to when they should be ordered (or delayed) based on clinical findings, and common management plans for diagnostic testing. It discusses the correct approach to diagnostic reasoning including determining the focused assessment, choosing the appropriate assessment tests or lab tests, and critically thinking through the assessment and diagnostic data to arrive at an appropriate diagnosis. A unique feature of the guide is its provision of a Case Study History (presenting directed questions and patient responses), Physical Exam Findings, a Differential Diagnosis Table (clearly comparing potential diagnostic choices based on symptoms), a Diagnostic Examination Table (including estimated costs and codes), and a Case Study Summary, to further clarify strategies for arriving at the correct diagnosis. Key Features: Helps students and novice nurses obtain directed problem-focused history and examination for common patient symptoms Demonstrates a step-by-step approach to building clinical decision-making skills Offers quick access to common differential diagnoses, requisite diagnostic tests, and clinical decision making Uses unfolding case scenarios for each symptom to illustrate the clinical decision-making, diagnostic process Includes unique tables that help to clarify strategies for diagnostic decision making



Maternity and Women s Health Care

Maternity and Women s Health Care Author Kathryn Rhodes Alden
ISBN-10 9780323390194
Release 2014-12-18
Pages 1000
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The #1 maternity book in the market is getting even better. Maternity and Women's Health Care, 11th Edition provides evidence-based coverage of everything you need to know about caring for women of childbearing age. Not only does this text emphasize childbearing concerns like newborn care, it also addresses wellness promotion and management of women's health problems. In describing the continuum of care, it integrates the importance of understanding family, culture, and community-based care. Boasting new medication alerts and updated content throughout, this edition covers the new maternal levels of care, and the revised AAP policy on breastfeeding and infant sleep. Expert authors of the market-leading maternity nursing textbook deliver the most accurate, up-to-date content. Clinical reasoning case studies provide you with opportunities to test and develop your analytical skills and to apply knowledge in various settings. Community Activity boxes focus on maternal and newborn activities that can be pursued in local community settings and illustrate nursing care in a variety of settings. Cultural Considerations stress the importance of considering the beliefs and health practices of patients from various cultures when providing care. Emergency boxes provide information about various emergency situations and offer a quick reference in critical situations. Family-Centered Care boxes highlight the needs and concerns of families that you should consider to provide family-centered care. Medication guides provide an important reference of drugs and their interactions. Nursing care plans include rationales for interventions and provide you with an overview of, and specific guidelines for, delivering effective nursing care. Safety alerts highlighted and integrated within the content draw attention to developing competencies related to safe nursing practice. Signs of potential complications highlight vital concerns, alerting you to signs and symptoms of complications and the immediate interventions to provide. Teaching for Self-Management boxes highlight important information that nurses need to communicate to patients and families for follow-up care. NEW! Content updates throughout give you the most current practice guidelines to promote quality care. Chapter 1 covers interprofessional education, accountable care organizations, and expanded content of TeamSTEPPS. Chapter 5 includes human trafficking and the implications on women’s health. Chapter 8 includes the most current forms of emergency contraception. Chapter 15 covers the March of Dimes initiative to eliminate elective births before 39 weeks of gestation. Chapter 19 covers the new maternal levels of care in the hospital setting. Chapter 24 will reflect the updated AAP policy on newborn circumcision. Chapter 25 will include the revised AAP policy on breastfeeding and infant sleep. NEW! Updated evidence-based practice boxes focus your attention on current research to improve patient outcomes. NEW! Medication alerts highlighted and integrated within the content alert you to critical drug information that you must consider to provide safe patient care.



Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Case Studies for Advanced Practice Nurses

Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Case Studies for Advanced Practice Nurses Author Karen M. Myrick, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, ANP-BC
ISBN-10 9780826122544
Release 2016-08-10
Pages 207
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This one-of-a-kind book delivers challenging, clinically relevant case-based learning tools regarding orthopedics and sports medicine for advanced practicenursing students and practitioners. Written by nurse practitioner/educators, it fills a gap in information and guidelines for treatment of this populationin primary and acute care environments. Cases across the lifespan cover areas of orthopedics and sports medicine most likely to be encountered. Cases are described in depth to foster a comprehensive learning experience and to facilitate inductive and deductive critical reasoning. Each follows atemplate that encompasses the context for the case, chief patient complaints and history along with physical assessment findings, diagnostic evaluation,interventions, evaluation of care and outcome, and references for additional information. An accompanying teaching guide aids instructors in acceleratingcritical thinking. Key Features: Fills an identified gap in available literature Reflects both primary care and acute care across the lifespan Includes referral red flags and scope of practice for each case Formats cases for both inductive and deductive reasoning Offers focused instructor manual to facilitate meaningful learning



Quality An Issue of Critical Nursing Clinics of North America

Quality  An Issue of Critical Nursing Clinics of North America Author Barbara Leeper
ISBN-10 9780323326452
Release 2014-11-20
Pages 201
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This issue contains a series of articles focused on various initiatives aimed at improving the quality of patient care delivery and promoting safe passage across the continuum of care. Exemplary, evidence-based nursing practice is the cornerstone of quality care, and this issue highlights many ways in which nurses have led changes to optimize patient outcomes. In addition, quality care enhances cost-effectiveness by reducing avoidable complications and diminishing avoidable hospital readmissions, a concept more important than ever due to value-based purchasing and the Affordable Care Act. Articles are specifically devoted to prevention of delirium in critical care patients, palliative care in the intensive care unit, prevention of pressure ulcers, fall prevention in high-risk patients, prevention readmissions, preventing sepsis mortality, and nursing interventions in the elderly critical care patient, to name a few.



Basic Nursing

Basic Nursing Author Leslie S Treas
ISBN-10 9780803640542
Release 2013-09-04
Pages 1758
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Thinking. Doing Caring. In every chapter, you’ll first explore the theoretical knowledge behind the concepts, principles, and rationales. Then, you’ll study the practical knowledge involved in the processes; and finally, you’ll learn the skills and procedures. Student resources available at DavisPlus (davisplus.fadavis.com).