5-Star Review for Management and Leadership for Nurse Administrators, Seventh Edition

Management and Leadership for Nurse Administrators, Seventh EditionNursing students and professional administrators need a sold grasp of management concepts and theories. That’s what makes Management and Leadership for Nurse Administrators, Seventh Edition by Linda A. Roussel, James L. Harris, and Tricia Thomas so essential. In a recent 5-star review, Cynthia L. Cummings, EdD, RN,CHSE, from the University of North Florida Brooks College of Health, writing for Doody’s Review Service, raves that it is,

“…very thorough and covers all of the current, pertinent topics. The chapters are easy to follow, detailed, and reflect the current state of healthcare [and the] online resources are a wonderful accompaniment.”

Management and Leadership for Nurse Administrators, Seventh Edition is framed around the Scope and Standards for Nurse Administrators, American Organization of Nurse Executive competencies, and current trends in healthcare management. It also integrates a focus on magnetism from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, specifically on transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary professional practice, innovation and improvement, and quality.

What else makes the Seventh Edition special?

  • Real world examples and case studies with questions
  • Leadership, professional, and knowledge of healthcare environment skills
  • Future of Nursing: Four Key Messages
  • Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools

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The Gold Standard in Cancer Nursing Returns with a New Edition

Cancer Nursing, Eighth EditionWe are so proud to announce the publication of Cancer Nursing: Principles and Practice, Eighth Edition by Connie Henke Yarbro, Debra Wujcik, and Barbara Holmes Gobel. With contributions from the foremost experts in the field, it has remained the definitive reference on the rapidly changing science and practice of oncology nursing for more than 25 years.

Completely updated and revised to reflect the latest research and developments in the care of patients with cancer, the Eighth Edition includes new chapters on the biology of cancer, sleep disorders, and palliative care across the cancer continuum.

The Eighth Edition also includes:

  • Significant updates to the basic science chapters to reflect recent increases in scientific knowledge, especially relating to genes and cancer
  • Heavily revised sections devoted to the dynamics of cancer prevention, detection, and diagnosis, as well as treatment, oncologic emergencies, end of life care, and professional and legal issues for oncology nurses
  • Extensive and current information on breast cancer, including two separate chapters on early stage breast cancer and metastatic breast cancer, and careful attention to survivorship issues

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10 Reasons Why You Should Adopt Exploring Criminal Justice: The Essentials 3e for Your Introductory Criminal Justice Course

RegoliCJess3eNow in a modernized Third Edition, the best-selling Exploring Criminal Justice: The Essentials continues to engage students in an exploration of the American criminal justice system. This classic text covers the foundational concepts of criminal law and the justice system, including the people and processes that make up the system and how they interact. With Exploring Criminal Justice: The Essentials students will understand the relationship between law enforcement, corrections, law, policy making and administration, the juvenile justice system, and the courts. This well-organized and comprehensive text is the clear choice for introductory criminal justice courses.

  1. PRICE and VALUE By far the best and most affordable introductory criminal justice text on the market
  2. NEW visually stunning interior design with high-quality color photos that engage students in the content
  3. Up-to-date with the latest statistics and data, contemporary court cases and case studies, and updated references for all topics
  4. Thoroughly revised with new sections and expanded discussions in every chapter
  5. Market-driven content – meticulously reviewed by peers and students to provide enumerable and invaluable improvements to the Third Edition
  6. Covers the foundational concepts of criminal law and the justice system in a clear and understandable writing style that prompts student engagement, discussion, and critical thinking
  7. Abundance of pedagogical features – the popular Headline Crime, Focus on Criminal Justice, Careers in Criminal Justice, and Around the Globe boxes have been updated and modernized
  8. Award-winning and respected author team – each with many years of teaching experience and 100s of published scholarly works and books among them, Drs. Regoli, Hewitt, and Kosloski are committed to the social sciences and engaging students in this fascinating field
  9. Navigate eBook access – study anytime, anywhere, with full interactivity!
  10. Navigate 2 Advantage access comes FREE with purchase of a new print copy and unlocks engaging and robust student and instructor resources.

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10 Reasons Why You Should Adopt An Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation, Third Edition

Dutelle3eIn a world heavily influenced by popular forensic television dramas, the real-life duties and complexities involved in crime scene investigation are often misrepresented and misunderstood. An Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation, Third Edition is a comprehensive and accurate overview of the practical application of forensic science in crime scene investigation. Focusing on the day-to-day aspects, this full-color text describes the methodologies and technologies employed by crime scene personnel, and pushes the reader to identify the interrelated components of the investigative process. The updated Third Edition covers components not typically found in many crime scene texts, including ethical considerations and public misconceptions of the investigative process—the so-called “CSI Effect.”

  1. PRICE and VALUE—by far the best and most affordable crime scene investigation text on the market
  2. High-quality art and images—with over 250 detailed, full-color photos and figures
  3. Abundance of pedagogical features—the popular Ripped from the Headlines, View from an Expert, and Case in Point boxes have been updated and modernized
  4. Packed with applicable case studies that promote student interest and engagement
  5. Accuracy—provides a “day in the life” depiction of crime scene personnel, describing the methodologies and techniques employed
  6. Up-to-date with the latest NIST OSAC updates and suggestions (also included as an appendix)
  7. Real-world practicality—content complies with the International Association for Identification (IAI) certification requirements and with the recently released federal guidance, “Crime Scene Investigation: A Guide for Law Enforcement” (also included as an appendix)
  8. Global perspective with cases, information, and photos/figures that draw from the author’s significant international experience
  9. Navigate eBook Access—study anytime, anywhere, with full interactivity!
  10. Navigate 2 Advantage Access comes FREE with purchase of a new print copy and unlocks engaging and robust student and instructor resources

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10 Reasons Why You Should Adopt Botany, Sixth Edition by Jim Mauseth

Mauseth6eThe best-selling Botany: An Introduction to Plant Biology by Jim Mauseth continues to set the standard for the fundamentals of plant science in an updated sixth edition. No botany text better connects structure to function and does so with higher quality art and imagery. Combining strong scientific grounding with an approachable writing style, Botany teaches and engages.

See why you should adopt Botany: An Introduction to Plant Biology, Sixth Edition for your plant biology course.

  1. PRICE and VALUE—by far the best and most affordable botany text on the market
  2. NEW Animations that entertain and educate! (see one for yourself)
  3. Forward-thinking with NEW chapters on Ethnobotany and Community Ecology
  4. Connects structure to function with a clear and understandable writing style
  5. High-quality art and images—with 1,500 photos and illustrations and over 550 NEW and REVISED figures
  6. Abundance of pedagogical features—the popular Botany and Beyond, Plants and People, Alternatives, and Plants Do Things Differently boxes, and the newly added Did You Know? and At the Next Level boxes
  7. NEW Audio Pronunciations help students with words such as xylem, allele, and Rosacea
  8. Navigate eBook Access—study anytime, anywhere, with full interactivity!
  9. Navigate 2 Advantage Access comes FREE with purchase of a new print copy and unlocks engaging and robust student and instructor resources
  10. Bundle Botany: A Lab Manual, Sixth Edition, for only $10 more! Enjoy this full-color, spiral bound manual featuring hands-on activities, case studies, and image labeling activities

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Jones & Bartlett Learning Releases Updated Nurse’s Drug Handbook App

Jones & Bartlett Learning Nurse’s Drug Handbook AppWe are excited to announce the release of our updated Nurse’s Drug Handbook app. Available for iPhone, iPad, and Android, it lets you take the latest Jones & Bartlett Learning Nurse’s Drug Handbook wherever you go.

A current, practical, and easy-to-use nursing drug reference, the app provides:

  • A list of all generic, trade, and alternate drug names
  • Chemical and therapeutic classes, FDA pregnancy risk category, and controlled substance schedule
  • Indications and dosages, as well as route, onset, peak, and duration information
  • Incompatibilities and contraindications
  • Interactions with drugs, food, and activities
  • Adverse reactions
  • Nursing considerations, including key teaching points for patients
  • Mechanism-of-action illustrations
  • Warnings and precautions

Did you know that you can try the Nurse’s Drug Handbook app for iPhone, iPad, and Android free for 30 days? What are you waiting for? Start your trial now!

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Just Published: The Complete Guide to ECGs, Fourth Edition

OKeefe_2The highly anticipated fourth edition of the must-have ECG interpretation resource is now available.  The Complete Guide to ECGs has been developed as a unique and practical means for physicians, physicians-in-training, and other medical professionals to improve their ECG interpretation skills. The highly interactive format and comprehensive scope of information are also ideally suited for physicians preparing for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Cardiovascular Disease or Internal Medicine Board Exams, the American College of Cardiology ECG proficiency test, and other exams requiring ECG interpretation.

The Complete Guide to ECGs, Fourth Edition is a superb addition to the library of every intern, resident, and fellow, and a uniquely practical and comprehensive study guide for physicians interested in improving their interpretation of ECGs and preparing for board examinations.

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Newly Published Transition from Clinician to Educator Addresses Nursing Educator Shortage

Transition from Clinician to EducatorAs the population continues to age and retire, the shortage of qualified nurse educators continues to grow. Simultaneously, student demand is also increasing. In order to address this current and future need, organizations are looking toward practicing clinicians to fill the gap.

The recently published Transition from Clinician to Educator: A Practical Approach by Maria C. Fressola and G. Elaine Patterson is a hands-on guide to prepare future educators who are entering the world of education.

  • Written in an accessible style
  • Focuses on real issues that new educators will face as they move into the classroom
  • Topics drawn from the authors’ own experiences

Would you like to learn more about this essential resource to understanding the intricacies involved in being a successful educator? Preview a sample chapter now or visit our website.

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New Edition of Best-Selling Botany Text Features NEW Animations that Educate and Entertain

Mauseth6eThe best-selling Botany: An Introduction to Plant Biology by Jim Mauseth continues to set the standard for the fundamentals of plant science in an updated sixth edition. No botany text better connects structure to function and does so with higher quality art and imagery. Combining strong scientific grounding with an approachable writing style, Botany teaches and engages. The essentials to a foundational understanding of plant science are all there, including structure, genetics and evolution, physiology and development, and ecology. Now in a modernized sixth edition, the text continues to lead with the latest material on molecular biology, plant biotechnology, and the most recent coverage of taxonomy and phylogeny of plants to keep students on the forefront of cutting-edge botanical research. Botany: An Introduction to Plant Biology, Sixth Edition is the clear choice for students digging into this exciting science.

No text connects structure to function better than Mauseth’s Botany. Building on this strength and new to the Sixth Edition is Botany in Action, a collection of high-quality animations on market-selected topics, including:

  • Photosynthesis
  • Water Movement
  • Calvin Cycle
  • Respiration
  • Flowers and Reproduction
  • Growth of Wood
  • Primary and Secondary Growth
  • Pressure Laws Sequence

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Global Health Workshop at Unite for Sight

Richard Skolnik – Author of Global Health 101, Third Edition

In April 2016, Unite for Sight asked me to facilitate a workshop on teaching global health at its annual Global Health and Innovation Conference. This followed a similar workshop I led in April 2014.

The aims of the 90-minute workshop were to exchange ideas about:

  • How teachers and students might keep up to date in such a rapidly changing field
  • Some of the key value and content issues in teaching global health
  • How participants might get better access to selected global health “experts”

More than 70 people participated in the workshop—mostly instructors, along with a handful of students. A few were involved in a range of other activities, such as coordinating nursing or residency programs in global health.

The participants graciously and freely exchanged ideas. This report cannot do justice to the richness of the ideas that were raised. However, it tries to highlight some of the most important points that emerged from the discussion, especially on how to stay current on key global health issues and what new resources might best aid teaching and learning.

Keeping up to Date

New global health information and data emerge daily and keeping up in the field can be daunting for faculty and students alike.  However, participants in the meeting pointed to a number of sources they use to keep up to date, without being overwhelmed. These include:

The Kaiser Family Foundation daily newsletter on global health – One can sign up for it at http://kff.org/

Global Health Now – One can subscribe to this daily newsletter at http://www.globalhealthnow.org/

Childsurvival.net – One can subscribe to a daily newsletter at http://childsurvival.net/?content=com_frontpage

People might also wish to consult the Global Health Hub at http://www.globalhealthhub.org/

Dr. Greg Martin does a weekly You Tube video on key global health topics, often including an interview with important global health actors. These can be both informative and fun for faculty and students alike.

Unite for Sight regularly hosts webinars on a range of global health topics and has an online Global Health University.

The Consortium of Universities for Global Health has an extensive array of learning modules/presentations on global health

Those who use Twitter will want to follow at least Amanda Glassman from the Center for Global Development. Amanda tweets daily about new studies and other information on Global Health.

I have also blogged about teaching global health and am about to restart such blogging on a regular basis.  In my blog, I try to highlight information about resources that are valuable for teaching global health.

Some New and Valuable Resources that Can Aid Teaching Global Health

The participants in the session came from a range of disciplines with a substantial number who were not aware of two key resources on global health investments that have recently been published and another that has been out for some time. These resources can be used by instructors to address key content areas for their courses.

The Center for Global Development recently published Millions Saved 3 online. This is the third and completely revised edition of a widely used collection of cases on “what works in global health.” This edition moves substantially beyond the well-known success stories on disease control and includes cases on a wide range of global health activities, including vaccinating against meningitis in Africa; providing anti-retroviral therapy in Botswana; reducing tobacco consumption in Thailand; and, results-based financing to strengthen health systems in Argentina. Some faculty have used earlier versions of Millions Saved as a textbook or casebook.

(Disclosure: I am on an editorial advisory group for this book).

The Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition should be fundamental for anyone teaching or studying global health and can be found at http://dcp-3.org/.

This effort builds on DCP1 and DCP2, which were published in 1993 and 2006. The  third edition aims to provide the most current evidence on the efficacy of interventions that can address the leading burdens of disease. This edition “goes beyond previous efforts by providing systematic economic evaluation of policy choices affecting the access, uptake, and quality of interventions and delivery platforms for low-and middle-income countries.”  DCP3 also introduces extended cost-effectiveness analysis that seeks to account for equity and financial protection issues. DCP3 will present its findings in nine volumes, several of which have already been published, such as the volumes on reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health; cancer; mental, neurological, and substance abuse disorders; and essential surgery.

Participants were also pleased to hear more about USAID’s Global Health eLearning Center. Faculty and students can find here a range of “interactive mini-courses” on key global health topics.

I also pointed out that there are now a large number of global health courses online that instructors can use to supplement their classes. For example,  I am teaching a  a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for Yale through Coursera that will launch this fall.  The course is a comprehensive introduction to global health, with “summary classroom sessions” on a wide range of key global health topics.

Bringing Expertise into the Classroom

Many of the participants in the meeting noted the difficulty of bringing into the classroom—either virtually or physically—guest speakers who are at the top of their game on key global health issues. High demand, lack of time, complicated travel schedules, and the fact that many faculty have limited connections with such people are among the barriers to incorporating reputable guest speakers.

After some discussion, the participants agreed that I would personally work to develop an online set of presentations and/or moderated discussions that would feature speakers of excellence. It was also agreed that I would do this in conjunction with Unite for Sight. The aim would be to establish a platform that would allow such information to be updated annually and always be accessible online. I am now working with Unite for Sight on this effort in hopes of having a number of presentations available for January 2017, at the latest.

Global Health 101, Third EditionRichard Skolnik has worked over 40 years in international development and global health. After 25 years at the World Bank, he spent 8 years teaching global health at The George Washington University. He recently retired from five years at Yale University, where he taught global health courses in Yale College, the Yale School of Public Health, and the Yale School of Management. Richard is the author of Global Health 101, Third Edition.

Ms. Lindsey Hiebert provided valuable comments on the draft of this blog.

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