Today is World AIDS Day

world_aids_day_2016facebook-instagramDecember 1 marks World AIDS Day, a global initiative that acknowledges the progress made in AIDS treatment and prevention. This year the theme is “Leadership. Commitment. Impact.” It encourages “leaders to strengthen their commitment to using evidence-based HIV interventions, prevention tools, and testing efforts to help us stop HIV.”

According to the CDC, about 1.2 million people are living with HIV in the U.S. Globally, that number jumps to 36.7 million, with two-thirds of new HIV infections occurring in sub-Saharan Africa. Prevention efforts have made strides worldwide, including CDC programs that:

  • Scale up the use of antiretroviral treatment among people living with HIV
  • Strengthen local governments’ ability to provide effective, sustainable HIV services
  • Deliver the most effective prevention tools to those at high risk for HIV infection
  • Use data to reach high-risk groups, inform public health policies and strategies, and measure the impact

In the U.S. new diagnoses are declining in some populations. The CDC reports that from 2005 to 2014, the number of new cases “fell 19%…with large declines among heterosexuals and persons who inject drugs (PWID). Gay and bisexual men continue to be the most affected population, accounting for two-thirds of new diagnoses.” Prevention, of course, is a huge focus. As such, the CDC works with partners to focus efforts on at-risk populations, with activities like:

  • Providing funding and technical assistance to health departments and community-based organizations
  • Conducting HIV surveillance and prevention research
  • Developing guidelines for HIV treatment, prevention, surveillance, and laboratory procedures
  • Evaluating prevention programs
  • Providing training and capacity building assistance in HIV prevention interventions and strategies
  • Focusing attention on HIV in the United States through Act Against AIDS communications campaigns, including Let’s Stop HIV Together, Doing It, Start Talking. Stop HIV, and HIV Treatment Works

Please join us in recognizing the importance of World AIDS Day and the work we all still need to do to eradicate HIV/AIDS worldwide.

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Techno-awesome

Leadership for Evidence-Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions Please welcome guest blogger, Daniel Weberg, co-author of Leadership for Evidence-Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions for an informative post on technology.

Emerging technologies are rapidly changing how nursing care is delivered by enhancing the tools for patient assessment, enabling care anywhere, delivering instant information for evidence-based care interventions, and the improving efficiency and quality of care delivery.  Remote monitoring, virtual wound care, and high definition video allow nurses to assess patients away from the bedside.  Care is being delivered anywhere through the use of social networks and virtual wound care tools.  Information is delivered instantly to care providers through mobile devices, data dashboards, and virtual learning systems.  Finally, patient care has become more efficient through the linkage of Real Time Location Systems connecting patient, equipment, and nurses together for coordinated efforts.  Technology is enabling care in ways that the profession may not be prepared to handle.

With the bombardment of technology into the healthcare workspace, nursing and healthcare leaders may not know how to select technologies, understand their return-on-investment (ROI), or accurately assess the impact on the nursing workforce.  Healthcare leaders need to “get under the hood” to understand the systemic and the complex impact involved with technology solutions.  Failing to do so risks the efficiency and effectiveness of care delivery, similar to using a band aid to support a fractured femur.

Healthcare leaders should understand that implementing technology upon broken workflows and processes only serves to break them faster.  Technology solutions should enable a complex and comprehensive shift to improve care delivery and further advance the organization towards The Triple Aim.

Weberg blog graphic Nov 16Nursing and technology together can decrease cost, improve patient experience, and improve population health.  Real time location technology, better data for decision making, and coordinated care can significantly reduce cost to the system.  Patient experience can be enhanced by keeping them informed through interactive patient care systems, routing concerns to roles that can immediately solve the issue instead of alerting nurses for non-nursing issues, and providing personalized care through better analytics and integrations.  Finally, population health can be enhanced as nurses interact with patient social networks beyond the four walls of care, utilize remote patient monitoring to visualize trends that require intervention, and better link care across the continuum.

As evidence-based innovation leaders, we must see the changes that technology brings as a catalyst for new ways of collaboration that focus on teamwork, better data for decision making, and building relationships across the traditional boundaries of location.  These new relationships will add diversity to the system and allow for amazing possibilities in delivering care for the future.

About the text:

Written by healthcare leaders for current and future innovation leaders, Leadership for Evidence-Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions addresses the current and emerging issues facing healthcare leaders and practitioners who lead evidence-based innovation. A truly unique text, it systematically addresses innovation and evidence from the perspectives of both a leader and a practitioner within the context of health care.

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Spaced Out

Flipping the Nursing ClassroomRead a new post from our guest blogger, Dr. Karen Hessler, PhD, FNP-C, author of Flipping the Nursing Classroom: Where Interactive Learning Meets Technology.

Happy Fall to everyone! I trust that nursing classrooms across the country and around the world are all abuzz with students and faculty working together to teach and learn the concepts and pearls of wisdom necessary to develop the next generation of nurses. As I think about the flipped classroom at its best and brightest, I wonder if we are considering the spacial aspect of our classrooms carefully enough.

It is fairly obvious that the flipped classroom is very different than the traditional lecture-based class. In order to augment student learning in the flipped classroom, nursing faculty must reconsider the physical spaces in which they teach. Student learning in the flipped classroom is often messy, noisy, and full of movement. These are not great descriptors for the traditional lecture style classroom structure with all desks and chairs focused religiously onto the power point lecture screen directly in front of them. With this structure, students can feverishly write every word of their lecturing instructor, paying special attention to each of 3 dozen slides as they are shown and discussed. But the flipped classroom thrives not on the attention of 1 lecturing professor. Instead, it thrives on students interacting with other students and their professors, asking important questions and answering those questions rather than being told what is important. This environment requires nursing faculty to break out of their lecture based classroom environment in favor of a more fluid space. The space must allow for students to form discussion groups, move around to different activities, and be comfortable in their own learning space.

I envision a room full of soft and comfortable furniture, clipboards to write down ideas, soft lighting and tons of resources both hard copy and electronic for students to access and work with. How different would our students look at their flipped classroom if we were able to provide this type of living room-type environment for them to learn in rather than a sterile lecture environment with the clock tick, tick, ticking on with each power point slide shown? I like to dream, maybe you do too. Think about how you can reinvent your flipped classroom space to augment student learning and comfort, then tell us all about your experiences. Flip On!

– Karen

Serving as an easy-to-read and conversational “how-to” guide for instructors, Flipping the Nursing Classroom: Where Active Learning Meets Technology draws on the author’s extensive experience in addition to research that shows flipping the nursing classroom as an evidence-based teaching strategy. It opens by defining the flipped classroom and includes evidence that this technique improves student outcomes. Using both learning theory and cognitive load theory to demonstrate why the flipped classroom is an effective mode of learning, it also teaches nurse educators how to implement this technique and use it to evaluate student success. Learn more at our website.

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Jones & Bartlett Learning Partners with Faculty to Deliver Custom Learning Solutions

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We are excited to announce a brand new initiative for custom learning solutions that enhance the teaching and learning experience. As a result of ongoing collaboration with faculty, this partnership includes a wide-variety of services, such as full or augmented course development, program mapping, new test bank development, sample syllabus creation, interactive lectures, expert consultation and course assessment with subject matter experts and instructional designers, as well as project management support. In addition to these offerings, faculty will have the opportunity to receive full onboarding training and ongoing support. Read the press release.

“We’re very pleased to offer custom learning solutions to faculty and institutions. My team is passionate about working with faculty to understand their needs, discover how we can collaborate, and deliver the solutions or tools that really improve the day-to-day teaching and learning experience. We know that faculty’s time is limited and that it can be overwhelming to research and select the best course tools and options. Our goal is to consult, develop, and partner with faculty to deliver the best solutions to help students thrive and succeed in the classroom and beyond.” Amy DuPont, Sales Director, Education Curriculum Services.

Custom Learning Solutions offer instructors the flexibility to choose exactly what they need in the format that works best for them. These solutions include personalized tools to map course content, custom textbooks and eBooks, course delivery in leading learning management systems, innovative labs for computer science students, dynamic test prep tools for state and national certification examinations, powerful adaptive learning and analytics, and comprehensive onboarding training and support.

“I am very pleased with every aspect of this project. Setting up our instance of Blackboard Learn to receive content was a breeze; the directions were very clear and easy to follow. After the content was uploaded into our site, every bit of it fell perfectly into place. Dan, our custom solutions manager, was very responsive and incredibly helpful. I did not feel like I was working with a large corporate entity or some support desk in an undisclosed location. I felt like I was working with someone who had ownership in what he was representing. I feel like we have a Jones & Bartlett Learning office just up the hall. This level of support is the gold standard in our industry and we appreciate that kind of service,” said George Finkle, Senior Instructional Applications Administrator, Henderson State University.

To learn more about our Custom Learning Solutions, visit www.jblearning.com/custom.

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Oct 20 Webinar: Writing Success Strategies for Scholars in the Health Sciences

Webinar Topic: Writing Success Strategies for Scholars in the Health Sciences
Presenter: Kathryn Jacobsen, PhD, MPH, Author of Introduction to Health Research Methods, 2nd Ed.
Date & Time: Thu Oct 20, 2:00 pm EDT
Register at: http://go.jblearning.com/Oct20

Kathryn Jacobsen, PhD, MPHIn this Webinar with Jones & Bartlett Learning author Kathryn H. Jacobsen, you’ll learn strategies for academic writing—from getting started to staying motivated and seeing the project through to completion. Based on the workshops Dr. Jacobsen has led with public health and nursing faculty and students, the tips presented in this webinar are perfect for those across all the health disciplines. Many of these strategies are also covered in the new chapter 35 of the second edition of Dr. Jacobsen’s book, Introduction to Health Research Methods (published in August).

Kathryn H. Jacobsen, PhD, MPH, is a professor of epidemiology and global health at George Mason University and winner of GMU’s teaching excellence award.  She is an internationally-recognized expert on the global epidemiology of hepatitis A virus and conducts field research at several international study sites.  Her research portfolio also includes analyses of emerging infectious diseases, global comparisons of adolescent risk behaviors, and studies of injury epidemiology.  She has authored more than 100 scientific articles (most with student coauthors) as well as writing Introduction to Global Health and Introduction to Health Research Methods: A Practical Guide.

Register at http://go.jblearning.com/Oct20.

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One Health: From AIDS to Zika, Just In Time for One Health Day

One HealthBy Richard Riegelman MD, MPH, PhD, Professor and Founding Dean, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University

As Zika spreads to the U.S., climate change becomes a daily reality, and the presence of antibiotic resistance becomes a threat to human health, the One Health movement has emerged to help us understand how it all fits together. One Health looks at the relationship between human, animal, and ecosystem health and offers the potential for dramatic progress if the health professions work together to address these issues.

The One Health movement began over a decade ago when the veterinary medicine community put forth a movement designed to highlight the fact that most emerging and re-emerging diseases from AIDS to SARS originated in animals and only later crossed into humans. The scope of One Health has expanded in the last decade to include the impact of climate change, the effects of misuse of antibiotics on animals as well as humans, and the recent epidemics of Ebola and Zika. It also has benefited from the increasing understanding of the importance of the human-animal bond.

The One Health approach has been widely accepted in the policy arena including efforts by the CDC, the World Bank, and the European Union to build One Health approaches into their policy efforts. The effort to educate health professions students, however, is more recent and rapidly developing spearheaded by the One Health Interprofessonal Education Working Group. In 2014 and 2015 the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) partnered with the Healthy People Curriculum Task Force with representation from medicine, public health, nursing, pharmacy, physician assistants and allied health to develop a One Health education framework and One Health case studies.

The formal roll-out of widespread One Health education is symbolized by the first annual One Health Day November 3, 2016. “The One Health Day campaign is designed to engage as many individuals as possible from as many arenas as possible in One Health education and awareness events…” For more information on One Health Day see www.onehealthday.org

On October 30, 2016, the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) is expected to announce new requirements for teaching One Health principles as part of public health education, a landmark event which reflects the acceptance of One Health as central to population health see www.ceph.org

To help move these efforts forward for health professions students, Jones and Bartlett Learning has just published One Health: From AIDS to Zika authored by myself and Brenda Kirkwood. This free-standing 58 page publication uses the educational framework recommended by the One Health Interprofessional Education Working Group. It includes the essentials that students need to know with abundant illustrations of the relationships between human, animal, and ecosystem health organized into three sections:

  • Microbiological influences on health and disease
  • Ecosystem health/physical environment
  • Human-animal interaction

An Instructor’s Guide, test-bank questions, and PowerPoints are provided including advice on integrating One Health education into undergraduate and graduate clinical and public health education. For an examination copy contact your Jones & Bartlett Learning account representative at  http://www.jblearning.com/about/contact/

One Health education may be new to many of you, but it will not be new for long. It is gaining acceptance as a key strategy for developing interprofessional collaboration and for addressing many of today’s and tomorrow’s most pressing population health issues. We hope that One Health: From AIDS to Zika will help make that happen.

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10 Reasons Why You Should Adopt Delinquency in Society, Tenth Edition

Regoli_DIS10eDelinquency in Society continues to set the standard for the fundamentals of delinquency theories. This classic text examines the historical, social, and theoretical contexts of delinquency in a new stunning interior design featuring high-quality images. Combining thorough and accurate research with an approachable writing style, Delinquency in Society teaches and engages.  This well-organized text includes two chapters dedicated to the juvenile justice system and delinquency prevention. Numerous feature boxes illuminate fascinating research and historical cases that stimulate student interest, making the best-selling Delinquency in Society, Tenth Edition the clear choice in delinquency.

  1. PRICE and VALUE – By far the best and most affordable delinquency 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 date with the latest research across multiple related fields, including psychology, psychiatry, and public health
  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 Tenth Edition
  6. Balanced, apolitical approach with a clear and understandable writing style prompts student engagement, discussion, and critical thinking
  7. Abundance of pedagogical features – the popular From the Bench, Theory in a Nutshell, A Window on Delinquency, The Face of Delinquency, Delinquency Controversy, Delinquency Around the Globe, and Delinquency Prevention boxes have been updated and modernized
  8. Respected and passionate author team– each with 20-40 years of teaching experience and 100s of published scholarly works and books among them, Drs. Regoli, Hewitt, and DeLisi 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.

Visit Jones & Bartlett Learning to learn more and download sample content of Delinquency in Society, Tenth Edition.

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10 Reasons Why You Should Adopt Understanding Viruses, Third Edition

Shors3eThe classic textbook Understanding Viruses, combines molecular, clinical, and historical aspects of human viral diseases in a new stunning interior design featuring high quality art that will engage readers. Preparing students for their careers, the Third Edition greatly expands on molecular virology and virus families. This practical text also includes the latest information on influenza, global epidemiology statistics, and the recent outbreaks of Zika and Ebola viruses to keep students on the forefront of cutting-edge virology information. Numerous case studies and feature boxes illuminate fascinating research and historical cases stimulate student interest, making the best-selling Understanding Viruses the clear choice in virology.

  1. PRICE and VALUE—by far the best and most affordable virology text on the market.
  2. NEW Animations that entertain and educate!
  3. Up-to-date with the latest research and global news on viruses, including the recent Ebola virus crisis and Zika virus outbreak.
  4. Classic textbook design for a higher-level course.
  5. High-quality art and images—with over 500 NEW or revised photos and illustrations.
  6. Packed with 72 Case Studies that promote student interest and engagement
  7. Abundance of pedagogical features—the popular Virus Files and Refresher boxes have been updated and modernized.
  8. BONUS Ebola Virus case study—fully illustrated case study (added as an appendix) on the recent Ebola virus outbreak including over 50 study questions and a complete reference list
  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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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

Are you interested in learning more? Preview a sample chapter now or visit our website.

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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

Interested in learning more? Preview a sample chapter now or visit our website.

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