It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
William Osler Health System - Nursing: Books & eBooks
Mental Health Practice with Immigrant and Refugee Youth
Communication in Nursing
Print Books of Interest
Biological, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Advances in Alzheimer's Disease by Ghulam Ashraf (Editor); Athanasios Alexiou (Editor)This book discusses the latest research into the highly prevalent neurodevelopmental disease most commonly associated with aging: Alzheimer's disease (AD). Even after years of research, Alzheimer's disease is still far from being cured. It presents a range of common symptoms in the form of behavioral and cognitive impairments. This book describes the symptoms and the biology behind them. The contents covers latest findings on the genetics involved and various factors and pathways influencing disease development. It also covers various non-pharmacological therapies like immunotherapy, use of natural products, and employing nanotechnology in both the detection and treatment of AD. This book also highlights the role of diet and nutrition in healthy aging. Given its scope, it offers a valuable asset for researchers and clinicians alike.
Call Number: PMC WT155 .B565 2019
Publication Date: 2019-10-24
Communication in Nursing by Julia Balzer RileyImmerse yourself in the ideas, theories, and techniques of effective communication in the workplace! Communication in Nursing, 9th Edition adopts a uniquely practical and personal approach to the demands of today's nursing practice, providing extensive examples, exercises, and techniques that help you to apply communication skills in a variety of clinical settings. Using a conversational tone, this relatable text takes you beyond theory to show you how to understand important concepts and use communication as a tool to limit stress in your nursing practice. The 9th edition includes a new chapter which focuses on the foundation of communication and personality assessment. It also includes a new Putting it into Practice feature to help you apply your new communication skills in the work environment. In addition, updates on the topics of mindfulness, resilience and inter-collaborative communication highlight the importance of implementing these tools in practice. Active Learning features in every chapter promotes active, goal-directed reading. Wit & Wisdom boxes present selected verses and quotations relevant to chapter topics, adding interest and humor. These boxes provide moments of relief from serious topics and "a-ha" moments when theory becomes linked to practice. End-of-chapter exercises help you to master chapter techniques and strengthen your communication skills. QSEN preface and exercises stress how communication impacts safety and quality of care. Discusses the importance of interprofessional education and communication in the healthcare environment.? Addresses the importance of "presence" in nursing - being present for clients, families, colleagues, and self. NEW! Starting with You chapter focuses on personality assessment using the Gallup CliftonStrengths among additional assessment methods. Two chapters have been combined to create a new one titled, Communicating Assertively and Responsibly with "Difficult" Clients and Colleagues, to help you better address aggressive and difficult clients and colleagues. UPDATED! Navigating the Expanding World of Digital Communication and Understanding Each Other chapters have been extensively updated to reflect most recent information. NEW! Chapter exercises incorporate teaching strategies such as cinemeducation and medical improvisation to help facilitate various learning types. UPDATED! Topics of mindfulness, resilience, and inter-collaborative communication have been incorporated throughout. NEW! Additional examples incorporated into Moments of Connection boxes highlight beneficial outcomes of successful communication and provide concrete examples of how communication techniques work.
Call Number: EGH WY88 .B198 2020
Publication Date: 2019-10-31
Core Curriculum for Nephrology Nurisng by Caroline Counts (Editor)The 6th edition of this comprehensive Core presents the newest information regarding kidney disease, its treatment, and the nursing care involved. Designed to provide information for the novice as well as the experienced health professional, this edition provides information not published in previous editions. This new, expanded, must-have source for nephrology nurses contains six distinct modules, more than 50 contact hours, self-assessment questions, 233 figures, 234 tables, 29 appendices, and much more.
Call Number: WY18 .C797 2015 PMC
Publication Date: 6th edition 2015
Delirium in Elderly Patients by Ahmet Turan Isik (Editor); George T. Grossberg (Editor)This book provides a comprehensive, scholarly, and practical account of delirium that will be of value for all doctors and nurses involved in the care of the elderly. It not only offers a state of the art update on delirium, covering its history, epidemiology, pathophysiology, assessment, diagnosis, causes, prevention, and management, but also presents evidence-based and practical information relevant to daily clinical routine. Owing to the complex multifactorial causes of delirium, different aspects of delirium in the elderly are discussed from a variety of perspectives. The book closes by presenting a series of case vignettes, delirium assessment tools and screening scales, and a list of those drugs highly associated with delirium. Delirium is a cognitive disorder characterized by deficits in attention, arousal, consciousness, memory, orientation, perception, speech, and language. It is a common and serious problem among older persons at every healthcare interface. Although it occurs in 10-60% of the older hospitalized population, delirium remains a relatively misunderstood and misdiagnosed condition. This book will be of interest to professionals working in geriatrics, geriatric psychiatry, general psychiatry, or neurology, internists, intensive care unit specialists, and all who care for the elderly in hospitals or the community.
Call Number: BCH WM204 .D455 2019
Publication Date: 2019-06-04
The Healing Power of Mindfulness by Jon Kabat-ZinnDiscover how mindfulness can help you with healing. More than twenty years ago, Jon Kabat-Zinn showed us the value of cultivating greater awareness in everyday life with his now-classic introduction to mindfulness, Wherever You Go, There You Are. Now, in TheHealing Power of Mindfulness, he shares a cornucopia of specificexamples as to how the cultivation of mindfulness can reshape your relationship with your own body and mind--explaining what we're learning about neuroplasticity and the brain, how meditation can affect our biology and our health, and what mindfulness can teach us about coming to terms with all sorts of life challenges, including our own mortality, so we can make the most of the moments that we have. Originally published in 2005 as part of a larger book titled Coming to Our Senses, The Healing Power of Mindfulness features a new foreword by the author and timely updates throughout the text. If you are interested in learning more about how mindfulness as a way of being can help us to heal, physically and emotionally, look no further than this deeply personal and also "deeply optimistic book, grounded in good science and filled with practical recommendations for moving in the right direction" (Andrew Weil, MD), from one of the pioneers of the worldwide mindfulness movement.
Call Number: EGH BF637 .M56 2018
Publication Date: 2018-11-20
The Osteoporosis Manual by Reiner Bartl; Christoph BartlThis comprehensive manual covers all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of osteoporosis, offering an upbeat and optimistic assessment of what can be achieved. While scientifically based, the book provides easy-to-follow guidelines for lifelong maintenance of skeletal structure and function. It deals with everything from the basic physiology of bone and mineral metabolism to the diagnostic utility of radiologic imaging and specialized tests and current treatment recommendations, including for fracture management. The relationship of osteoporosis to a variety of other disorders is also thoroughly explored and elucidated. Osteoporosis represents a global threat because every human being is vulnerable to it as time passes. The authors point out the enormous scale of the problem in terms of the human suffering, morbidity, and mortality on the one hand and the associated astronomical national and global costs on the other. Osteoporosis is preventable, and every doctor in every medical discipline can contribute to this goal. And though prevention is better than cure, it is never too late for effective therapy, as outlined in this book. Bone is every doctorʼs and every bodyʼs business!
Call Number: PMC WE250 .B378 2019
Publication Date: 2019-03-01
Telehealth Essentials for Advanced Practice Nursing by Patricia Schweickert; Carolyn M. RutledgeA timely, practical, and concise resource for advanced practice registered nursing (APRN) students, faculty, and providers, Telehealth Essentials for Advanced Practice Nursing provides readers with an understanding of and tools to embrace the emerging field of telehealth and optimize its application in clinical practice. Telehealth offers a unique solution to many health-care challenges, such as provider shortages, chronic disease management, an aging population, protection from infectious disease, and limited access to care. As telehealth is being incorporated into health care and health care delivery at an ever-increasing rate, APRNs that can navigate the telehealth arena are uniquely positioned to serve as leaders in the health care of the future. Using Telehealth Essentials for Advanced Practice Nursing, readers will learn how to utilize telehealth to provide new and innovative methods of care. Authors Patty A. Schweickert and Carolyn M. Rutledge present a multi-modal approach to telehealth education that layers telehealth onto nurses' existing knowledge of nursing practice. The text begins with the history and basics of telehealth before moving on to critical content that a provider must understand to maximize its use in the health care arena, covering topics including: Technology used in the early response to infectious diseases such as COVID-19 The process of integrating telehealth in practice Laws, policies, and regulations governing telehealth practice Barriers to implementation and strategies for overcoming them Telehealth etiquette and ethics Using telehealth for effective interprofessional collaboration Each chapter includes group exercises, prompts for reflection, questions for discussion, and case studies. Instructors in educational settings can visit www.efacultylounge.com for an instructor's manual and guide to telehealth resources. With Telehealth Essentials for Advanced Practice Nursing, APRN students, faculty, and practicing providers will learn to advocate for telehealth implementation, establish telehealth programs, and utilize telehealth to overcome barriers to care in order to optimize access and quality of care.
Awhonns Perinatal Nursing by SIMPSONLeave the self-doubt behind -- get fully grounded in effective perinatal care, with Perinatal Nursing, 5th Edition, an official publication of the Association of Women''s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). This freshly updated, comprehensive resource offers expert guidelines and best practices for the full range of patient care issues, from cultural practices and pregnancy complications to newborn assessments and nutrition. Stay current with this must-have, evidence-based support for both perinatal and labor and delivery nursing. Strengthen and upgrade your perinatal nursing strengths and expertise: NEW and expanded content on pregnancy complications - Bleeding in pregnancy, preterm labor and birth, diabetes, cardiac disease, pulmonary complications, multiple gestation, obesity and more NEW content on newborn nutrition - The infant feeding decision, breastfeeding benefits, nutritional components, and preterm milk and lactation NEW and updated content on patient safety and maternal morbidity and mortality in the United States - Instructions on how to make maternity units safer based on the most current evidence, and through application of various care bundles Evidence-based information on clinical conditions - Includes chapter on obesity that covers risks to the mother and fetus, care from preconception to postpartum, and bariatric surgery Text boxes emphasize crucial care standards and guidelines Practical guidance and current best practices for areas including: Perinatal patient safety and quality care Integrating patient cultural beliefs and practices into perinatal care Physiologic changes of pregnancy Antenatal care Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy Pregnancy complications Multiple gestation Maternal-fetal transport Labor and birth Fetal assessment Managing pain during labor Postpartum care Newborn care - Adaptation to extrauterine life, physical assessment and nutrition Common neonatal complications All chapters written by expert nurse clinicians and researchers to support positive perinatal outcomes Nursing staffing standards are included as they apply to each patient population Ideal for those seeking certification in obstetrics nursing (RNC-OB) and maternal newborn nursing (RN-MNN, RNC-LRN) Perfect on-the-job resource and review text for all perinatal nurses, maternal units, and students Your book purchase includes a complimentary download of the enhanced eBook for iOS(tm), Android(tm), PC and Mac. Take advantage of these practical features that will improve your eBook experience: The ability to download the eBook on multiple devices at one time -- providing a seamless reading experience online or offline Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that allow you to search within this book, or across your entire library of VitalSource® eBooks Multiple viewing options that enable you to scale images and text to any size without losing page clarity, as well as responsive design The ability to highlight text and add notes with one click About the Clinical Editors Kathleen Rice Simpson, PhD, RNC, FAAN is Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist and Editor-in-Chief MCN, The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing in Saint Louis, Missouri. Patricia A. Creehan, MSN, RNC is Manager of Clinical Operations, Labor and Delivery at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois. Nancy O''Brien-Abel, MSN, RNC is Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist at Perinatal Consulting, LLC and Affiliate Instructor at the School of Nursing, University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. Cheryl K. Roth, PhD, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB, RNFA is a Nurse Practitioner, Labor and Delivery at HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea/Osborn Medical Centers in Scottsdale, Arizona. Annie J. Rohan, PhD, RN, NNP-BC, CPNP-PC,FAANP is Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program and Director of Pediatric Research at the School of Nursing, Office of Nursing Research and Innovation at Stony Brook University (SUNY at Stony Brook) in Stony Brook, New York.
Publication Date: 2020-04-29
ECG Workout by Jane HuffGrasp the electrocardiography basics and identify arrhythmias accurately, with the freshly updated ECG Workout, 7th Edition . Fully addressing the most common arrhythmias, this clearly worded text will take you step-by-step through expert ECG tracing interpretation methods, including differentiating among rhythm groups, equipment use, and management protocols. This is the go-to ECG guide for both student training and professional review--perfect for physicians, nurses, medical and nursing students, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, telemetry technicians, and related practitioners. Get a strong grounding in accurate ECG readings with . . . NEW pull-out arrhythmia summary cards help you interpret end-of-chapter practice strips NEW and updated advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) guidelines incorporated in each arrhythmia chapter NEW and updated figures, boxes, tables, and additional practice strips Updated coverage of all ECG concepts and skills, including: Illustrated anatomy and physiology of the heart Electrical basis of electrocardiology Arrhythmia chapters: sinus, atrial, junctional and AV blocks, ventricular and bundle-branch block rhythms--examples, causes, clinical treatments, and practice strips Step-by-step direction on interpreting rhythm strips Components of the ECG tracing: waveforms, intervals, segments, complexes, and waveform identification Discussion of cardiac monitors, lead systems, lead placement, ECG artifacts, and troubleshooting monitor problems Methods for precise rate calculation Discussion of cardiac pacemakers: types, indications, function, pacemaker terminology, malfunctions, and pacemaker analysis, with practice tracings ECG conversion table ensures precise heart rate calculation with plastic pocket version inside back cover Skillbuilder practice strips --more than 600 life-size ECG tracings: End-of-chapter strips from actual patients, with 3-second indicators for rapid-rate calculation, and answers at back of book A mix of arrhythmias to help you distinguish among types Posttest with mix of more than 100 waveform rhythm strips, for student testing or self-evaluation
Publication Date: 2016-07-14
Fundamentals Success by Patricia M. Nugent; Barbara A. VitaleAlternate-format questions, including multiple choice, select all that apply, fill-in-the blank, ordered response, graphic, and chart/exhibit items Rationales for correct and incorrect responses 100-question final exam in book A focus on the needs of the beginning nursing student taking a fundamentals course Glossary of more than 250 common English words often found on nursing tests for the benefit of ESL and other students All questions field tested by nursing students and an expert panel of nurse educators NEW! FREE, 30-day access to Davis Edge NCLEX-RN® included with purchase of new print book. Test yourself with 10,000+ challenging questions; review proven test-taking strategies; and prepare for the biggest test of your career with simulated NCLEX exams.
Publication Date: 2019-01-25
Lippincott Nursing Procedures by Lippincott StaffThis start-to-finish guide includes over 400 nursing procedures--from basic to advanced. Every entry lists equipment, details each step to perform right at the bedside, and provides rationales and cautions to ensure patient safety and positive outcomes. Organized alphabetically for fast, easy access, the 8 th Edition of Lippincott Nursing Procedures addresses what the nurse needs to know and do to perform best-practice procedures concerning infection control, specimen collection, physical assessment, drug administration, IV therapy, and hemodynamic monitoring, as well as procedures related to body systems, such as chest tube insertion, peripheral nerve stimulation, and intra-abdominal pressure monitoring. Thoroughly updated, this edition also includes new evidence-based entries on synchronized cardioversion, gait belt use, intermittent infusion device flushing and locking, isolation garb use, nasal bridal insertion and removal, pneumatic antishock garment application and removal, self-medication administration practice, and weaning a patient from a ventilator. With clear, step-by-step guidelines and hundreds of sidebars, photos, illustrations, and eye-catching alerts (Nursing Alerts, Pediatric, Elder, Hospital-Acquired Condition Alerts), you'll find the level of detail required to provide optimal hands-on patient care. Packed with pre- and postprocedure nursing considerations, warnings about potential complications, troubleshooting tips, and other helpful advice, this go-to reference provides everything you need to do your job confidently and well, whether you are beginning your nursing career, learning a new skill, or brushing up on a familiar technique.
Publication Date: 2018-11-21
Mastering the 12-Lead Ekg, Second Edition by David Roberts"Flawless execution of concept...Takes clinical practice and experience and brings it into the classroom...This book is for the EKG novice to one who just needs a great review text." -Gwen Ferdinand-Jacob, DHSc, MPAS, PA-C Executive Director, Director Physician Assistant Program, Kansas State University Mastering the 12-Lead EKG, Second Edition is the only book to boil down the complexity of learning EKG interpretation into an engaging and approachable tool. This resource uses a step-by-step systematic method, real-world clinical applications, and abundant practice opportunities to teach you everything you need to know to provide expert, quality care. The second edition is greatly enhanced with abundant exercises that apply and reinforce chapter concepts. With a clear, approachable writing style, the book delivers extensive opportunities for learning, taking students from the beginning of their EKG journey through mastery of the 12 lead. Woven throughout each chapter is an algorithmic method for mastering EKG interpretation that fosters retention of the content. Engaging hand-drawn illustrations will keep you engaged as you learn everything you need to know about EKGs, beginning with anatomy and physiology and closing with the latest important 12-lead EKG topics. You will have hundreds of opportunities to practice and apply your knowledge through interpreting sample EKG strips, case studies, and fill-in-the-blank questions. New to the Second Edition: Incorporates over 375 exercises that apply and reinforce chapter conceptsOffers hundreds of practice opportunities including EKG strip interpretation, case studies, and questions with detailed explanations Key Features: Conversational writing style and abundant images including more than 440 EKG strips and over 125 illustrationsStep-by-step algorithmic method for interpreting 12-lead EKGsFor students with minimal or no EKG experienceReal-world examples to connect complex clinical conceptsDetailed answers with explanations of important concepts provided onlineDelivers both the breadth and depth that health care professionals need to provide quality patient care
Publication Date: 2019-12-28
Nursing 2021 Drug Handbook 41 by LIPPINTHE #1 Drug Guide for nurses & other clinicians...always dependable, always up to date! The thoroughly updated Nursing2021 Drug Handbook includes: Nursing-focused drug monographs featuring for over 3,700 generic, brand-name, and combination drugs in an easy A-to-Z format 63 brand-new FDA-approved drugs More than 8,200 clinical updates --new dosages and indications, Black Box warnings, adverse reactions, nursing considerations, clinical alerts, and patient teaching information Special focus on U.S. and Canadian drug safety issues and concerns Photoguide insert with images of 450 commonly prescribed tablets and capsules
Publication Date: 2020-05-23
Pediatric Nursing Procedures by Vicky R. Bowden; Cindy Smith GreenbergAbsorb the vital principles, interventions, and strategies of family-centered pediatric care, with the newly updated Pediatric Nursing Procedures, Fourth edition. Emphasizing interdisciplinary teamwork, this irreplaceable how-to offers clear direction on more than 120 pediatric procedures, all based on current research and international best practices. All procedures address community care settings, with a focus on school and home nursing issues. This is the perfect clinical guidebook for nurses delivering care to children in any health care setting, and a vital text for all nursing students. This step-by-step guide covers a broad range of pediatric procedures . . . ? NEW updated content in all chapters, based on current clinical evidence, best practices, and nursing standards ? NEW chapters on pediatric health assessment; intravascular therapy peripheral lock and flush; and palliative care ? NEW Unexpected Situations scenarios and recommendations ? NEW photos and diagrams ? Coverage of vital topics, including: o Key elements of family-centered care and the strategies that strengthen it o Impact of developmental milestones on patient and family education o A clear-cut, detailed how-to on common procedures, such as: ? Medication administration ? Blood drawing ? Cardiopulmonary resuscitation ? Child abuse reporting and documentation ? Care of the newborn ? Fluid and nutritional interventions ? Pharmacologic interventions ? Pain management ? Hemodynamic monitoring ? Immunizations ? Parenteral nutrition and IV fat emulsion infusion ? Handling equipment ? Wound care, and more ? Chapter features include: o Clinical Guidelines for performing each procedure safely o Equipment List for each procedure o Child and Family Assessment and Preparation guide to pre-procedure assessment o Procedure section - The complete how-to, with evidence-based rationales o Child and Family Evaluation and Documentation section - How, when, and where documentation is required o Community Care section - Directions for child or caregiver to perform the procedure at home, school, and other settings o Unexpected Situations - What to do when the unexpected happens before, during, or after the procedure o KidKare icon - Psychosocial aspects of pediatric care o caREminder feature - Important practice tips for each procedure o ALERT feature - High-risk issues that can occur during the procedure
Publication Date: 2015-11-28
Renal Nursing by Nicola Thomas"Renal Nursing" is a comprehensive evidence-based guide to nursing in the field of nephrology and kidney care. This fully updated fourth edition discusses the stages of chronic kidney disease, prevention and early management, pre-dialysis care, haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, transplantation, investigations and nutrition. It also includes key information on renal care in infancy, childhood and early adolescence. The underlying anatomy, physiology and psychology of kidney disease are reviewed in depth, along with the skills and knowledge required to provide support, treatment and high-quality care. Special features: Fully grounded in the NHS National Service Framework for renal services New chapter on patient involvement in renal care Content and references fully updated to reflect changes in policies, evidence, care and management Begins with the basics and covers all the vital material required by anyone working in renal care "Renal Nursing" is an ideal reference text for nurses undertaking post-registration renal courses, student nurses undertaking a placement in a renal ward, specialist renal dietitians, pharmacists and other professions allied to medicine.