Donna Ignatavicius’s Teaching and Learning in a Concept-Based Curriculum Offers Practical Tools for Instructors and Students

Teaching and Learning in a Concept-Based Nursing CurriculumThe concept-based curriculum (CBC) is a hot topic in nursing right now. We are excited to announce the publication of Teaching and Learning in a Concept-Based Curriculum: A How-To Best Practice Approach, a practical text for teaching and evaluating students within a CBC. Written by preeminent nursing education consultant and thought leader in concept-based teaching and learning, Donna Ignatavicius, it meets the urgent need for authoritative resources to assist faculty with CBC development, implementation, and evaluation.

Teaching and Learning in a Concept-Based Nursing CurriculumDesigned for graduate students and nursing faculty who are developing, implementing, teaching, or evaluating a CBC, it focuses on the “big ideas” that transcend subject-specific content. Building on the theory of concept-based curricula, this text expands into their application and practice.

Written in an easy-to-read, direct style, it includes:

  • A discussion of the essential elements of an effective nursing curriculum
  • A comparison of traditional and conceptual learning
  • An exploration of the multiple tools and strategies used in a CBC, such as forms, sample lesson plans, study guides, concept maps, and case studies
  • Teaching strategies for a concept-based online learning environment
  • Clinical teaching activities that connect classroom and clinical learning
  • Clinical evaluation tools for assessing student learning outcomes in a CBC
  • Highlighted priorities, tips, and pitfalls

Watch a recent webinar with the author:

Learn more and preview a sample chapter at our website.

Posted in Nursing | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Donna Ignatavicius’s Teaching and Learning in a Concept-Based Curriculum Offers Practical Tools for Instructors and Students

Jones & Bartlett Learning Authors to Become 2017 American Academy of Nursing Fellows

American Academy of Nursing class of 2017 fellowsWe’re delighted to announce that several of our authors are part of the prestigious American Academy of Nursing class of 2017 fellows. They include Dorothy Brockopp, Barbara Holmes Gobel, Lynette Hamlin, and Nancy Short.

This year’s class includes 173 distinguished nurse leaders selected for their “significant contributions to nursing and health care.” The new fellows will be inducted into the Academy at their 2017 Transforming Health, Driving Policy conference in Washington, D.C. this fall.

According to Academy President, Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN,

“I am proud to welcome this talented cohort of nurses as they join the ranks of the nation’s foremost health care thought leaders. They bring a rich variety of expertise to the table, and we look forward to recognizing their accomplishments at our policy conference, and then working with them to transform health policy, practice, and research by applying our collective nursing knowledge.”

Please join us in congratulating the 2017 fellows on this monumental achievement!

Posted in Awards, Nursing | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Jones & Bartlett Learning Authors to Become 2017 American Academy of Nursing Fellows

A New Edition of Criminalistics will Publish August 15th

The Standard in Forensic Science Fundamentals

Criminalistics continues to set the standard for the fundamentals of forensic science in a new, updated fourth edition. The essentials to a foundational understanding of forensic science are all there, including fingerprint identification, DNA, ballistics, detection of forgeries, forensic toxicology, computer forensics, and the identification and analysis of illicit drugs. The Fourth Edition features new contemporary case studies, updated statistics, and extended coverage of footwear impressions. Updated discussions on cell phone Breathalyzer technology and familial DNA keep students on the forefront of cutting-edge forensic science research and developments. The most comprehensive, accessible, and thorough text of its kind, Criminalistics: Forensic Science, Crime, and Terrorism, Fourth Edition is an exciting resource for undergraduate students entering the ever-evolving field of forensic science.

This is what one professor had to say about Criminalistics,

 “I am not an expert in this field, however as a digital forensics specialist, I need to have the knowledge of forensic science and [Criminalistics: Forensic Science, Crime, and Terrorism] has helped me to achieve that. I would like to thank the author for this great book and the way he made it simple for any reader to understand. I found it fascinating and I will recommend this book to anyone who is interested in forensic science.”

—Kenny Awuson-David, digital forensics lecturer,
Birmingham City University, United Kingdom

Visit our site to learn more about this exciting new edition.

Posted in Criminal Justice, New Edition, New Text | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on A New Edition of Criminalistics will Publish August 15th

Hear What Your Peers are Saying About the Tarascon Pharmacopoeia App

Don’t Just Take Our Word for It.
Try it FREE for 30 Days!

We can tell you how valuable the Tarascon Pharmacopoeia app is all day long, but we think you should hear it from your peers.

“INDISPENSIBLE. By far and away the most useful, best designed program of its type. Curated by pharmacists and clinicians. Unbiased data. Does not sell your look-up data to pharma, unlike the “free” e-poc-ra-tes. Worth every penny.”
—iOS reviewer

“I LOVE my Tarascon app! The books were good (for years), but the subscription stays updated! The material is so much easier to find on my iPhone, and it’s way easier to read. I love my Pharmacopeia app!”
—iOS reviewer

“Indispensable. I use it almost every day and have since medical school in the 90s.”
—Android reviewer

“I have used this app for the last 10 yrs and wouldn’t use anything else.”
—Android reviewer

“I have been using it for years. I really like it and I think it is worth the price.”
—iOS reviewer

“Works great! It’s really useful for a quick reference during rounds.”
—Android reviewer

“GREAT VALUE! Very useful in quick drug dosage and interaction, with bibliographic references! Recommended!”
—iOS reviewer

“Use the APP every shift. I have used this ever since residency. I always have a paper copy backup in my locker. It is very convenient to use and very reliable. I frequently use it at the bedside to review medications and possible interactions.”
—iOS reviewer

“Excellent reference. Outstanding guide to assist with patient care.”
—iOS reviewer

“Still my go to. Started as a student with paper. Still count on Tarascon when I need answers fast.”
—Android reviewer

“Excellent little App. Use it every day in the ED.”
—iOS reviewer

“Very helpful! Excellent for drug profiles review!”
—Android reviewer

“Great app. A quite useful app to consult for medication dosages and formulations available on every day basis.”
—Android reviewer

“Been using this for 9 years now. Undoubtedly very helpful.”
—Android reviewer

“Great! It has just what you need and it is really easy to use.”
—Android reviewer

Need we say more?  Download the Tarascon Pharmacopoeia app today and try it FREE for 30 days, with no obligations. Then tell us what you think by writing a review in the app stores.

      

Posted in Mobile, Review | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hear What Your Peers are Saying About the Tarascon Pharmacopoeia App

Just Published: The Must-Have Resource for Clinicians Treating Patients with BED

You get the questions. We have the answers.

Written in a question and answer format, Questions and Answers about Binge Eating Disorder: A Guide for Clinicians provides answers to the questions most commonly asked by practitioners treating patients with binge eating disorders (BED). What criteria should I use to diagnose Binge Eating Disorder? What are the most common misconceptions about eating disorders in adults? Is it possible for my patient to fully recover from BED or any other eating disorder?

This authoritative resource also addresses crucial topics ranging from risk factors and causes of BED, to treatment protocols and recovery from BED, to advice for families and caregivers of people suffering from BED. Written by an expert in the field, Questions and Answers about Binge Eating Disorder: A Guide for Clinicians is an essential resource for all practitioners managing the treatment of patients with BED.

“This book is a valuable resource for healthcare providers who are likely encountering binge eating disorder on a regular basis, but are unsure about its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. We hope it facilitates greater understanding and identification of and recovery from the disorder for the millions of men and women who are or may struggle.”

-Chevese Turner | Founder, President & CEO Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA)

Visit our site to learn more and to get the eBook today.

Posted in eBooks, New Text | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Just Published: The Must-Have Resource for Clinicians Treating Patients with BED

National Nurses Week Celebrates the Power of Healthy Nurses

National Nurses WeekIt’s National Nurses Week. Established by the American Nurses Association (ANA) in 1993, National Nurses Week begins on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. This year’s theme is “Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit.”

Earlier this year, the ANA designated 2017 as the “Year of the Healthy Nurse” to encourage nurses to “eat healthier, be more active, get better sleep, and have more joy.” Why? When nurses are healthier the nation is healthier.

According to the ANA, nurses “struggle with multiple health, safety, and wellness challenges,” including workplace stress, sleep deprivation, obesity, and poor diet. By improving wellness, rest, nutrition, physical activity, quality of life, and safety, nurses have the opportunity to model these behaviors and educate others. The result is quite literally a better and healthier world.

This National Nurses Week, whether you’ve been practicing or teaching for decades, are just starting out, or are still in school, we celebrate you. From everyone at Jones & Bartlett Learning, thank you to all nurses!

Posted in Nursing | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on National Nurses Week Celebrates the Power of Healthy Nurses

Pommerville’s Fundamentals of Microbiology is Here!

IT JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER

The stunning eleventh edition of Pommerville’s Fundamentals of Microbiology just published and is ready to teach and engage students in the fascinating world of microbes. Award-winning author, Jeff Pommerville has done the impossible by making the best even better. Now with a new modern and intuitive design, a deeper focus on career application, and exciting new features, the Eleventh Edition has raised the bar for introductory microbiology textbooks.

New to the Eleventh Edition:

  • Organizational framework of the text reflects the Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Microbiology as recommended by the American Society for Microbiology and also addresses the AAAS “Vision and Change” recommendations
  • NEW stunning interior design with over 575 NEW and revised illustrations that unlock complex topics and biological processes
  • NEW clinical case studies throughout for application to nursing and health sciences.
  • Includes the latest on Zika and Ebola viruses
  • NEW information on the human microbiome
  • Every new print copy includes FREE access to Navigate 2 Advantage and the engaging student and instructor resources.

Over 100 Minutes of NEW Laboratory Videos Available!
Fundamentals of Microbiology Laboratory Videos provide the ultimate microbiology laboratory experience, with 110 minutes of instructor chosen, high-quality videos of actual students performing the most common lab skills, procedures, and techniques. Access to videos is provided with every print copy of Laboratory Fundamentals of Microbiology, Eleventh Edition. Standalone access to the videos is also available.

MORE FOR LESS? OF COURSE!
We are pleased to offer you and your students valuable, money-saving BUNDLE OPTIONS.

Visit our website to learn more about this true learning solution and see Chapter 1, a Detailed List of Updates, the Table of Contents, and the Preface.

Posted in Author, Biology, Navigate 2, New Edition, New Text, Science | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pommerville’s Fundamentals of Microbiology is Here!

5-Star Review for Preventing Sudden Death in Sport & Physical Activity, Second Edition

Preventing Sudden Death in Sport & Physical Activity, Second EditionAthlete safety and the prevention of sudden death on the field are growing concerns in sports and physical activity. That’s what makes the groundbreaking Preventing Sudden Death in Sport and Physical Activity, Second Edition by Douglas J. Casa and Rebecca L. Stearns so essential. In a recent 5-star review, Ernest Eugene, MS, BS, from Virginia Tech, writing for Doody’s Review Service raves that,

“The new edition of this important book reflects the updates in this field as a result of the research since the previous edition. I will use in my daily practice.”

Published in cooperation with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Preventing Sudden Death in Sport and Physical Activity, Second Edition examines the etiology, prevention, recognition, treatment, and return-to-play protocol of the common causes of sudden death in sport. Chapters are written by content area experts, offering a blend of clinical, scientific, and research expertise regarding each medical condition that is discussed.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Two new chapters: Developing Safety Policies for Organized Sports and Sports Law
  • Recently released NATA positioning statements incorporated into their four respective chapters: Heat Illness, Cervical Spine Injuries, Lightning, and Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic injuries chapter extensively expanded with a greater discussion on hemothorax, pulmonary embolism, and considerations for returning athletes who have sustained abdominal injuries
  • Engaging video scenarios found in the accompanying interactive Navigate 2 online learning environment arm readers with the knowledge and skills they need to make the correct decision when confronted with an emergency situation

Watch a video scenario now:

To learn more, visit our website.

Posted in Health, Navigate 2, Review | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on 5-Star Review for Preventing Sudden Death in Sport & Physical Activity, Second Edition

Updated Edition of Climatology Features New Full-Color Design

A new edition of Climatology by Robert V. Rohli and Anthony J. Vega will publish June 1, 2017.  Praised for its detail and accuracy, Climatology continues to lead as the most comprehensive presentation of our dynamic climate system. The Fourth Edition features a completely revised, full-color art program that enhances clarity and gradation of all maps, climographs, and images to help readers better understand the diversity of climate within varying climate types. The text appeals to all students, as it covers the basics of atmospheric science in the early chapters and provides the breadth and depth of topics to challenge the more experienced reader. Climatology, Fourth Edition aims to improve students’ communication skills, encourage critical-thinking, and invoke a sense of social responsibility, making it the clear choice in this rapidly developing science.

Outstanding Features:

  • NEW full-color interior design greatly improves clarity of all maps, climographs, and images to better illustrate important data
  • Without the use of calculus, quantitative treatment is included where necessary to provide students with detailed explanation of the processes discussed and needed at this upper level
  • Features expanded coverage of Limitations of Model Results, teleconnection patterns and interaction between these patterns, past climate- dendrochronology and palynology, drought, and more
  • Presents evidence-based, contemporary information and data
  • Topics are carefully explained and supported with proper examples and analogies to assist readers in analyzing and retaining key concepts
  • Every new print copy is packaged with access to the Navigate Companion Website containing study questions and hands-on activities
  • Instructor resources include Lecture Slides in PowerPoint format, an Image Bank, and a comprehensive Test Bank containing more than 1,000 exam questions

Visit our site to see the Table of Contents and preview chapters.

Posted in New Edition, New Text, Science | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Updated Edition of Climatology Features New Full-Color Design

Botany, 6th Edition Awarded 2017 New England Book Show College Print Single!

Bookbuilders of Boston announced Botany: An Introduction to Plant Biology, Sixth Edition by James D. Mauseth the 60th Annual New England Book Show College Print Single!

The recently published plant biology text book received a 2017 Acknowledgement of Excellence awarded by the jury of the New England Book Show in recognition of Excellence in Graphic Arts.

Congratulations to the team who created this stunning book, especially the talented Kristin E. Parker for the winning text design:
VP, Executive Publisher: David D. Cella
Executive Editor: Matthew Kane
Associate Editor: Audrey Schwinn
Associate Production Editors: Alex Schab, Jamie Dinh Reynolds
Marketing Manager: Lindsay White
Manufacturing and Inventory Control Supervisor: Amy Bacus
Cover and Text Design: Kristin E. Parker
Production Specialist: Carolyn Downer
Rights & Media Specialist: Jamey O’Quinn
Media Development Editor: Shannon Sheehan
Media Development Editor: Troy Liston

About Bookbuilders of Boston (www.bbboston.org)
Founded in 1937, Bookbuilders of Boston has been dedicated to bringing together people involved in publishing and manufacturing books throughout New England. We are a nonprofit organization that offers a forum to exchange information, learn about newest technologies, and to promote improvements in the quality of books. The New England Book Show is now in its 60th year, and has been treasured by publishing professionals as a wonderful opportunity to gather and recognize the outstanding work done by New England publishers, printers, graphic designers, and developers.

The New England Book Show is a juried event that features a number of categories, including trade, juvenile, college and more, for work in both print and digital media. Finalists are selected for their design and production, and are displayed at a festive dinner where attendees receive a handsome, student-designed catalog.

The 60th Annual New England Book Show will be held at Boston’s Symphony Hall on May 9, 2017.

Visit our site to learn more about this award-winning text.

Posted in Awards, Biology, New Edition, Science | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Botany, 6th Edition Awarded 2017 New England Book Show College Print Single!