Straight A's in Medical-surgical Nursing

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Author: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781582556949

Category: Medical

Page: 501

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This easy-to-read outline review follows the unique two-column Straight A's format that lets students choose how they study for NCLEX® and course exams. The interior column outlines key facts for in-depth review; the exterior column lists only the most crucial points for quickest review. Other features include NCLEX®-style questions at the beginning and end of each chapter; lists of top items to study before a test; Time-Out for Teaching patient-teaching points; Go with the Flow algorithms; and critical information highlighted in a second color. A bound-in CD-ROM contains hundreds of NCLEX®-style questions—including alternate-item format questions—with answers and rationales.

Manual of Medical-Surgical Nursing Care - E-Book

Nursing Interventions and Collaborative Management

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Author: Frances Donovan Monahan,Marianne Neighbors,Carol Green

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323083412

Category: Medical

Page: 840

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Known for its reliable, clinically focused content, Swearingen's Manual of Medical-Surgical Nursing provides a quick reference to 125 of the most commonly encountered medical-surgical conditions. Expert authors Fran Monahan, RN, PhD, ANEF, Marianne Neighbors, EdD, RN, and Carol Green, PhD, RN, CNE make it easy to find and use the information you need to know to provide optimal patient care. Unique to this manual, outcome criteria include specific and measurable timeframes to help in establishing realistic treatment goals and evaluating the effectiveness of care. For students, it's an ideal resource for care planning and clinicals; for practitioners, it's a great clinical reference! More than 125 common medical-surgical conditions are organized by body system for convenient use as a clinical reference. A quick-reference, easy-to-use format includes these headings for each med-surg disorder: Overview/Pathophysiology Assessment Diagnostic Tests Collaborative Management Nursing Diagnoses and Interventions Patient-Family Teaching and Discharge Planning Outcome criteria feature specific and measurable timeframes for each outcome. Patient teaching for each disorder helps you educate patients and their families for self-care and discharge. Clinical notes and cautions stress key points or alerts related to various disorders and conditions. An overview of nursing considerations for the hospitalized patient includes concepts relevant to many disorders, such as perioperative care, pain, prolonged bed rest, psychosocial support, and older adult care. Attractive two-color design highlights key information for fast reference. A durable, water-resistant cover prolongs the life of the book. Thorough updates provide you with the latest evidence-based practice content and clinical developments, including the newest Joint Commission standards, latest screening recommendations, revised treatment guidelines, new drugs, and lab tests. New Burns section covers the care of burns in the medical-surgical setting. New Immunologic Disorders unit discusses transfusion reactions, hypersensitivity, and AIDS. New Cancer Care unit updates and expands coverage of lung cancer, nervous system tumors, GI malignancies, neoplastic diseases of the hematopoietic system, head/neck cancers, breast cancer, and GI cancer. An emphasis on patient safety addresses preventable patient safety issues.

House of God

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Author: Samuel Shem

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426416743

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Sechs junge Ärzte beginnen vollen Enthusiasmus ihr erstes Klinikjahr im House of God, beseelt von dem Wunsch, Menschen zu helfen und zu heilen. Doch ihre Ideale werden schnell fortgerissen im Strudel ihres rastlosen Alltags. Sie lernen die Schattenseiten der modernen Medizin kennen, werden zynisch, verzweifelt oder gleichgültig. Das House of God wird für sie zur Hölle ... »House of God« von Samuel Shem ist ein eBook von Topkrimi – exciting eBooks. Das Zuhause für spannende, aufregende, nervenzerreißende Krimis und Thriller. Mehr eBooks findest du auf Facebook. Werde Teil unserer Community und entdecke jede Woche neue Fälle, Crime und Nervenkitzel zum Top-Preis!

Straight A's in Maternal-neonatal Nursing

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781582552859

Category: Medical

Page: 407

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This guide to neonatal and maternal nursing contains appealing icons, such as Time-out for Teaching, and highlighted text draws attention to passages that alert students to potentially life-threatening situations, improve patient teaching, and promote critical thinking. The CD-ROM contains hundreds of NCLEX-style questions, including the new alternative format questions, along with rationales for correct and incorrect answers.

Medical-Surgical Nursing - E-Book

Concepts & Practice

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Author: Susan C. deWit,Candice K. Kumagai

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323293212

Category: Medical

Page: 1264

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The clear, concise, and cutting-edge medical-surgical nursing content in Medical-Surgical Nursing: Concepts & Practice, 2nd Edition provides the solid foundation you need to pass the NCLEX Examination and succeed as a new nurse. It builds on the fundamentals of nursing and covers roles, settings, health care trends, all body systems and their disorders, emergency and disaster management, and mental health nursing. Written by noted authors Susan deWit and Candice Kumagai, Medical-Surgical Nursing reflects current national LPN/LVN standards with its emphasis on safety as well as complementary and alternative therapies.

Brunner & Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-surgical Nursing

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Author: Suzanne C. O'Connell Smeltzer,Brenda G. Bare,Janice L. Hinkle,Kerry H. Cheever

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0781785898

Category: Medical

Page: 2240

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Preparing students for successful NCLEX results and strong futures as nurses in today's world. Now in its 12th edition, Brunner and Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing is designed to assist nurses in preparing for their roles and responsibilities in the medical-surgical setting and for success on the NCLEX. In the latest edition, the resource suite is complete with a robust set of premium and included ancillaries such as simulation support, adaptive testing, and a variety of digital resources helping prepare today's students for success. This leading textbook focuses on physiological, pathophysiological, and psychosocial concepts as they relate to nursing care. Brunner is known for its strong Nursing Process focus and its readability. This edition retains these strengths and incorporates enhanced visual appeal and better portability for students. Online Tutoring powered by Smarthinking--Free online tutoring, powered by Smarthinking, gives students access to expert nursing and allied health science educators whose mission, like yours, is to achieve success. Students can access live tutoring support, critiques of written work, and other valuable tools.

Medical-surgical Nursing

Patient-centered Collaborative Care

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Author: Donna D. Ignatavicius,M. Linda Workman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437728014

Category: Medical

Page: 1772

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Using a uniquely collaborative and reader-friendly approach, expert authors Donna D. Ignatavicius and M. Linda Workman cover all the latest trends, evidence-based treatment guidelines, and additional updated information needed for safe clinical practice in medical-surgical nursing. This seventh edition features an expanded emphasis on patient safety and NCLEX® Examination preparation, new ties to the QSEN priorities for patient safety, and a greater alignment with the language and focus of clinical practice. A new chapter on evidence-based practice and a wealth of effective online learning tools help solidify your mastery of medical-surgical nursing. UNIQUE! Collaborative approach presents all medical, surgical, nursing, and other interventions through the lens of the nursing process. Reader-friendly, direct writing style makes this one of the most readable medical-surgical nursing textbooks available. UNIQUE! Cutting-edge focus on the latest trends in nursing practice and nursing education prepares you for both today and tomorrow's nursing practice. UNIQUE! Integrated tools for NCLEX preparation get you ready for your licensure examination. Chapter-opening Learning Outcomes are linked to Self-Assessment Questions for the NCLEX Examination on the Evolve website. Unique chapter-ending Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! sections include Key Points organized by NCLEX Client Needs Categories. UNIQUE! Focus on nursing concepts helps bridge the gap between the concepts learned in Nursing Fundamentals, and disorders content learned in the medical-surgical nursing course. UNIQUE! Emphasis on clinical decision-making teaches you to apply concepts to true-to-life clinical situations. UNIQUE! Concentration on the core body of knowledge for the RN level of medical-surgical nursing practice focuses your attention on "need-to-know" content to pass the NCLEX Examination and practice safely as a beginning nurse. Rich array of effective learning aids includes: Best Practice for Patient Safety & Quality Care Best Practice for Emergency Care Patient and Family Education: Preparing for Self-Management Nursing Focus on the Older Adult Home Care Assessment Focused Assessment Common Examples of Drug Therapy Evidence-Based Practice Concept Maps Laboratory Profiles Assessment Using Gordon's Functional Health Patterns Patient safety is emphasized throughout with Nursing Safety Priority features, including Drug Alerts, Critical Rescue, and Action Alerts. More NCLEX® Examination preparation, including integrated NCLEX Examination Challenges to prepare you for the types of questions you will see on today's NCLEX Examination. Greater use of realistic clinical language familiarizes you with the terminology actually used by nurses, physicians, and other healthcare professionals in clinical practice today. Streamlined, prioritized coverage of the nursing process highlights the most important patient problems, regardless of whether they can be addressed by independent nursing actions or must be addressed by collaborative interventions. UNIQUE! New ties to QSEN competencies for patient safety inform you of the best safety practices in medical-surgical nursing. More coverage of evidence-based practice teaches you how to appraise the validity of research and provides synopses of recent nursing research and other evidence-based articles. Student Resources on Evolve include animations, video clips, audio clips, tutorials, Review Questions for the NCLEX Examination, and more. Improved layout and design streamlines content for an easier reading experience. Coverage of core genetics competencies acquaints you with new research demonstrating a genetic component to many diseases and disorders. Increased emphasis on health promotion and promotion of self-care offers strategies for helping people recover from illness and stay well and prevent illness. All-new Concept Maps match the streamlined nursing process format of the text and employ more creative, visually oriented symbols.

Clinical Companion to Medical-Surgical Nursing - E-Book

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Author: Sharon L. Lewis,Linda Bucher,Margaret M. Heitkemper,Shannon Ruff Dirksen

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323082777

Category: Medical

Page: 832

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Disorders section covers commonly encountered medical-surgical conditions in a consistent, clinically relevant presentation that includes: Definition/Description Pathophysiology Clinical Manifestations Complications Diagnostic Studies Collaborative Care (including Drug Therapy, where relevant) Nursing Management Goals Nursing Diagnoses (using the most current NANDA terminology) Nursing Interventions Patient and Caregiver Teaching Treatments and Procedures section provides need-to-know information on common medical-surgical treatments and procedures. Reference Appendix features key reference information commonly used in nursing practice, including laboratory values, commonly used formulas, and Spanish translations of key phrases. Patient teaching content is highlighted with a special icon, identifying information that patients and caregivers need to know about the care of various conditions. Cross-references to Lewis: Medical-Surgical Nursing, 8th Edition make it easy to locate more in-depth information.

Sterblich sein

Was am Ende wirklich zählt. Über Würde, Autonomie und eine angemessene medizinische Versorgung

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Author: Atul Gawande

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035849

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

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Ein Buch über das Sterben, das das Leben lehrt Die Medizin scheint über Krankheit und Tod zu triumphieren, doch sterben wir so trostlos wie nie zuvor. Der Bestsellerautor und renommierte Arzt Atul Gawande schreibt in seinem beeindruckenden Buch über das, was am Ende unseres Lebens wirklich zählt. Ungewöhnlich offen spricht er darüber, was es bedeutet, alt zu werden, wie man mit Gebrechen und Krankheiten umgehen kann und was wir an unserem System ändern müssen, um unser Leben würdevoll zu Ende zu bringen. Ein mutiges und weises Buch eines großartigen Autors, voller Geschichten und eigener Erfahrungen, das uns hilft, die Geschichte unseres Lebens gut zu Ende zu erzählen. »Dieses Buch ist nicht nur weise und sehr bewegend, sondern gerade in unserer Zeit unbedingt notwendig und sehr aufschlussreich.« Oliver Sacks »Die medizinische Betreuung ist mehr auf Heilung ausgelegt als auf das Sterben. Dies ist Atuls Gawandes stärkstes und bewegendstes Buch.« Malcolm Gladwell

Straight A's in Fluids and Electrolytes

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Author: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781582556598

Category: Medical

Page: 273

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Straight A's in Fluids and Electrolytes is an excellent review for the NCLEX® and for the fluids and electrolytes component of medical-surgical nursing courses from the LPN through the BSN level. It follows the unique, highly visual two-column Straight A's format—an in-depth outline review in the inner column and a quick-scanning key points refresher in the outer column. Other study aids include "Top 10" Lists that save students time before exams, Time-Out for Teaching tips on patient teaching, Go with the Flow algorithms, and dozens of illustrations. The book and bound-in CD-ROM contain hundreds of NCLEX®-style questions—including alternate-format questions—with answers and rationales.

Mosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - E-Book

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Author: Mosby

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323066046

Category: Medical

Page: 1488

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This convenient, concise version of the best-selling Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Professions provides condensed definitions to incorporate only the most essential information. Mosby’s Pocket Dictionary includes all of the information you need, including content on diseases, procedures, equipment, drugs, and so much more. Screened thumb tabs make it easy to locate definitions quickly, and a list of common medical abbreviations printed in the front and back covers make this a perfect reference for clinical practice. UNIQUE! Emphasis on nursing and health science terminology makes this the most useful pocket dictionary for students and practitioners in nursing and health professions. Its small size makes it easy to transport, and the sturdy, flexible cover increases the durability. The practical, straightforward alphabetical organization with no subentries and easy-to-use thumb tabs make it easy to find and understand information. UNIQUE! A section on nursing diagnoses with entries for all NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses prepares you for real-world practice. British spellings for selected entries help you recognize alternate spellings. Etymologies aid your understanding of medical terminology and help you develop a professional vocabulary. Pronunciations provided for key entries help you use terminology correctly in everyday practice. Includes 38,700 definitions, with over 5,000 new and 25,000 revised definitions, to reflect the latest information in all areas of nursing, medicine, and health professions. UNIQUE! Current definitions for all NANDA nursing diagnoses, NIC (Nursing Interventions Classifications) and NOC (Nursing Outcomes Classifications) ensure you have the most up-to-date information for clinical documentation, communication, and care evaluation.

Clinical Companion for Medical-Surgical Nursing - E-Book

Patient-Centered Collaborative Care

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Author: Donna D. Ignatavicius,M. Linda Workman,Chris Winkelman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455772577

Category: Medical

Page: 848

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The Clinical Companion for Ignatavicius & Workman: Medical-Surgical Nursing: Patient-Centered Collaborative Care, 7th Edition, is an easy-to-use, A-Z guide to 245 common medical-surgical conditions and their management. Written in a reader-friendly, direct-address style, this handbook is a convenient quick reference that you can carry with you on clinical days. A-Z synopses of 245 diseases and disorders, along with related collaborative care, serve as both a quick reference for clinical days and a study resource for essential information Streamlined format helps you focus more effectively on nursing care priorities Consistent collaborative care format helps you prepare for clinical days more efficiently. Special Considerations highlights call your attention to important aspects of nursing care, such as Genetic/Genomic Considerations, Considerations for Older Adults, Women's Health Considerations, and Cultural Considerations. National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) icons help you provide safe and effective care by highlighting safety information identified in The Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals. Concepts of Medical-Surgical Nursing sections provide a quick, one-stop review of eight concepts that are critical to medical-surgical nursing practice. A-Z thumb tabs along the edges of the pages facilitate quick access to clinical information for just-in-time learning and review at the bedside. 10 quick-reference appendices provide need-to-know, quick-reference coverage of common or important clinical topics Guide to Head-To-Toe Physical Assessment of Adults Terminology Associated With Fluid and Electrolyte Balance Laboratory Values Interventions for Common Environmental Emergencies Chemical and Biological Agents of Terrorism Discharge Planning Electrocardiographic Complexes, Segments, and Intervals The Patient Requiring Intubation and Mechanical Ventilation The Patient Requiring Chest Tubes Communication Quick Reference for Spanish-Speaking Patients Updated content matches the Ignatavicius & Workman textbook for a reliably seamless reference and study experience. UNIQUE! Nursing Safety Priorities highlights have been refined and divided into three types of Nursing Safety Priority highlights: Drug Alert!, Critical Rescue!, and Action Alert! to help you recognize critical situations in which the patient's health or very life may be in jeopardy. Increased use of color improves table readability and highlights headings and new Nursing Safety Priority boxes.

Fast Facts for the Student Nurse

Nursing Student Success in a Nutshell

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Author: Susan Stabler-Haas, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826193250

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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ìThis guide by Stabler-Haas sets itself apart in its direct, kind, and professional tone...Notably, it concludes with chapters about success beyond graduation...Recommended.î--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries Written with candor and good humor, this Fast Facts guide for students in diploma, AD, BSN, and RN-BSN level programs features the information that nursing students really need to know in order to achieve excellence up to and beyond the NCLEX. Incorporating many real-life examples (drawn from more than 1,000 students taught by the author), Fast Facts for the Student Nurse clarifies common issues such as choosing a major, work/study arrangements, and difficulties associated with living at home. It discusses the NCLEX, licensure, continuing education, and graduate education, and helps readers identify what type of learner they are and how to capitalize on their strengths. Checklists to facilitate important decision making and charts and tables with "hot topics" are also included. Key Features: Provides, in Fast Facts format, all of the information new and experienced nursing students need to know for classroom and clinical success Helps readers identify their learning style and capitalize on strengths Covers the NCLEX, licensure, continuing education routes, graduate education, and how to survive the first year of practice

All-In-One Care Planning Resource

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Author: Pamela L. Swearingen

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032339244X

Category: Medical

Page: 816

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The only book featuring nursing care plans for all core clinical areas, Swearingen's All-In-One Nursing Care Planning Resource, 4th Edition provides 100 care plans with the nursing diagnoses and interventions you need to know to care for patients in all settings. It includes care plans for medical-surgical, maternity/OB, pediatrics, and psychiatric-mental health, so you can use just one book throughout your entire nursing curriculum. This edition includes a new care plan addressing normal labor and birth, a new full-color design, new QSEN safety icons, new quick-reference color tabs, and updates reflecting the latest NANDA-I nursing diagnoses and collaborative problems. Edited by nursing expert Pamela L. Swearingen, this book is known for its clear approach, easy-to-use format, and straightforward rationales. NANDA-I nursing diagnoses are incorporated throughout the text to keep you current with NANDA-I terminology and the latest diagnoses. Color-coded sections for medical-surgical, maternity, pediatric, and psychiatric-mental health nursing care plans make it easier to find information quickly. A consistent format for each care plan allows faster lookup of topics, with headings for Overview/Pathophysiology, Health Care Setting, Assessment, Diagnostic Tests, Nursing Diagnoses, Desired Outcomes, Interventions with Rationales, and Patient-Family Teaching and Discharge Planning. Prioritized nursing diagnoses are listed in order of importance and physiologic patient needs. A two-column format for nursing assessments/interventions and rationales makes it easier to scan information. Detailed rationales for each nursing intervention help you to apply concepts to specific patient situations in clinical practice. Outcome criteria with specific timelines help you to set realistic goals for nursing outcomes and provide quality, cost-effective care. NEW! Care plan for normal labor and birth addresses nursing care for the client experiencing normal labor and delivery. UPDATED content is written by practicing clinicians and covers the latest clinical developments, new pharmacologic treatments, patient safety considerations, and evidence-based practice guidelines. NEW full-color design makes the text more user friendly, and includes NEW color-coded tabs and improved cross-referencing and navigation aids for faster lookup of information. NEW! Leaf icon highlights coverage of complementary and alternative therapies including information on over-the-counter herbal and other therapies and how these can interact with conventional medications.

Drain's PeriAnesthesia Nursing - E-Book

A Critical Care Approach

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Author: Jan Odom-Forren

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455751499

Category: Medical

Page: 880

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

Living and Nursing in America - The Way it Is and Was

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Author: Dawn Griffis

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1257758810

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 278

View: 5947

Dawn was born England 1940, just after the start of WWII. Raised in a Northamptonshire village, she trained as a nurse, when training was done in hospitals. The work was hard, lasting 60 to 72 hours a week, taking classes in her spare time. She married Mike, an American, in 1962. In 1965 they moved to the States with two daughters. She continued her nursing career. She was shocked by the patient care, & the attitudes of medical staff, towards patients and nurses. The discourtesy to nurses, who had obviously received limited training, was unprofessional. This charts her experiences of the medical & social aspects of living in the USA. She and her family moved many times, living in 9 different states, working in a variety of medical facilities. Her experiences should shock & horrify you. She reveals a mountain of medical incompetence & misdemeanors. Sadly, much generated by greed. Different states had varying levels of care. Upon reaching VA Hospital, Vermont, the level was more like she was used to in England.

Straight Talk about Stress

A Guide for for Emergency Responders

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Author: Mike McEvoy

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780877654810

Category: Medical

Page: 148

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Different faces of stress -- Traits of emergency responders -- Stress on the job -- Critical incident stress -- Stress at home -- Shift work and sleep -- Development of competence in emergency responders -- Personal stress management program.