New Review: 2014 Nurse’s Drug Handbook

2014 Nurse's Drug HandbookThe Midwest Book Review recently published a review of 2014 Nurse’s Drug Handbook, calling it “perfect” for busy nurses.

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“…provides a newly expanded, updated version of a best-selling classic that’s updated annually to retain accuracy, and packs in an index of generic and trade drug names, discussions of interactions and adverse reactions, warnings, dosages, and much more. Nurses will find this easy to use for daily reference, and will find the small-size photos and insights perfect for quick, authoritative reference.”

Interested in learning more? Visit our website. While you’re there, check out our new apps for Android and iPhone and iPad.

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Recently Published: Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses: Appraisal and Application of Research, Third Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses, Third Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage AccessDo you want a fresh approach to teaching nursing research using evidence-based practice? Check out the recently published Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses: Appraisal and Application of Research, Third Edition by Nola A. Schmidt and Janet M. Brown. What’s more, 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.

“This is the best textbook I’ve used for undergraduate research in a long time! I love the evidence-based focus.”  Nursing Research Instructor

For evidence-based practice to be successful, nurses need ready access to research and other evidence for critical appraisal, decision-making, and implementing practice changes. The Third Edition meets these needs through its thoughtful approach to understanding evidence-based practice, condensed chapters for easy reading, real-world case studies, and critical thinking exercises.

What else make the Third Edition unique?

  • New chapter on epidemiological designs
  • Updated and expanded “Apply What You Have Learned” feature prompts students to find, read, and evaluate current research
  • “Keeping It Ethical” section ties relevant ethical issues into each chapter
  • Practice questions in every chapter help students test their knowledge as they work through the material
  • Chapter objectives, key terms, and critical thinking exercises help guide and focus study

Can’t wait to learn more? Preview a sample chapter now or visit our website.

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New Edition: Clinical Research for the Doctor of Nursing Practice

Clinical Research for the Doctor of Nursing Practice, Second EditionHave you been looking for a must-have text focused on teaching nursing students how to conduct research needed for their capstone project? We just published it.

Clinical Research for the Doctor of Nursing Practice, Second Edition by Allison J. Terry features sample research studies that offer students a hands-on approach to the analysis and understanding of nursing research. In addition, a toolbox feature throughout each chapter makes research data more accessible while reinforcing the content.

New to the Second Edition:

  • New, current research studies
  • Motivational interviewing as a data collection technique
  • Conducting an organizational assessment
  • Collaborating with a committee and developing a research proposal

Would you like to learn more? Preview a sample chapter now or visit our website.

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Just Published: Nursing Theories: A Framework for Professional Practice, Second Edition

Nursing Theories: A Framework for Professional Practice, Second EditionTheoretical content can be difficult to understand. Our recently published Nursing Theories: A Framework for Professional Practice, Second Edition by Kathleen Masters approaches theory in language that’s familiar to students and practicing nurses while focusing on how to apply nursing practice in the context of the nursing process.

Completely updated and revised, it includes a new chapter that explains many of the non-nursing theories that have been foundational in the development of nursing theory.

What else makes this text special?

  • Illustrations in each chapter demonstrate how theory relates to the nursing process
  • Includes three additional theories: Transitions Theory (Meleis), Uncertainty in Illness (Mischel), and Postpartum Depression Theory (Beck)
  • Examples of each theory in research or practice from current literature

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New Edition: Curriculum Development in Nursing Education

Curriculum Development in Nursing Education, Third EditionAre you looking for a text designed for every faculty member who is developing curricula for nursing education programs? We recently published Curriculum Development in Nursing Education, Third Edition by Carroll L. Iwasiw and Dolly Goldenberg.

The text focuses on presenting theory and practical ideas for developing an evidence-informed, context-relevant, and unified curriculum. With a concept-based curriculum approach and an expanded concept of faculty development, it introduces two new concepts– ongoing appraisal and scholarship in nursing education literature.

The Third Edition has been significantly expanded with new chapters incorporating updated approaches, references, and realignment of previous content for in-depth clarity around the curriculum development process. Topics include faculty development, ongoing appraisal and scholarship, and suggestions for processes around each aspect of the curriculum.

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Rave Review for Communication for Nurses: Talking with Patients, Third Edition

Communication for Nurses: Talking with Patients, Third EditionTerrific news– Communication for Nurses: Talking with Patients, Third Edition by Lisa Kennedy Sheldon and Janice Foust earned 5 stars and a perfect score of 100 from Doody’s Review Service. Reviewer, Debra E. Stieve, DNP, MSN, RN, from the Michigan State University College of Nursing, writes that it has a “refreshing style that provides a bridge from content to practice.”

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“The book covers a broad spectrum of communication. As a guide, it provides excellent background, examples, and exercises for readers to complete. This is a refreshing style that provides a bridge from content to practice. Every chapter begins with a scenario, then it proceeds with details, reviews how the scenario ends, and ends with exercises and evidence-based research and current references. Some of the chapters have sections that discuss the role of the student nurse in specific situations. This is a great reminder of the unique role of students, who sometimes find themselves in awkward situations which require confidence to communicate their abilities and notify the nurse.

This book provides clear direction regarding appropriate communication in professional nursing. It articulates the unique roles of the professional nurse and the student nurse. It easily links the content to practice by providing scenarios, exercises for readers to reflect on their own biases, and covers not only communication with patients, but also with other healthcare providers. It covers areas that are often viewed as difficult to communicate (end of life, lateral violence), but are necessary for nurses to know.”

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

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Happy World Breastfeeding Week

wbw2014-logo-hdBreastfeeding advocates, this is your week! Celebrated in more than 175 countries, World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) raises awareness for the importance of protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding worldwide with the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This year’s theme is “Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal – For Life!”

According to World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action Chairperson, Dr. Felicity Savage,

“…we can all can contribute to each of the MDGs in a substantial way. Exclusive breastfeeding and adequate appropriate complementary feeding are key interventions for improving child survival, potentially reducing deaths among children under five by about 20%. Early and exclusive breastfeeding improves newborn care and reduces neonatal mortality, which contributes to the majority of infant deaths. Breastfeeding has been shown repeatedly to be the single most effective way to prevent infant death; it plays a major role in children’s health and development, and significantly benefits the health of mothers.”

This year’s World Breastfeeding Week objectives are:

  • To inform people about the MDGs and how they relate to breastfeeding and Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF)
  • To showcase the progress made so far and the key gaps in improving breastfeeding and IYCF
  • To call attention to the importance of STEPPING UP actions to protect, promote and support breastfeeding as a key intervention in the MDGs AND in the post 2015 era
  • To stimulate interest amongst young people of both genders to see the relevance of breastfeeding in today’s changing world

Join us in recognizing the important work that World Breastfeeding Week celebrates!

Interested in learning more about Jones & Bartlett Learning breastfeeding resources? Visit our website.

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August is Midwifery Advocacy Month

10476037_10152613511074725_34854535569479891_oDid you know that August is Midwifery Advocacy Month? Now is your opportunity to raise awareness for the importance of Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) not only in improving maternity outcomes but also in advancing legislation across the nation.

According to the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM),

“This year ACNM is focused on H.R. 4663, a bill to allow CNMs to certify the medical necessity of inpatient admissions for Medicare patients, and H.R. 4385, a bill to identify areas of the country experiencing a shortage of full scope maternity care providers.  All the information you need to put together a 30 second speech asking your legislator to cosponsor each of these bills is available here and here.”

Wondering what else you can do to make a difference this month? The ACNM recommends meeting face-to-face with your local congress representative or senator either at your practice or at their local office, especially since Congress is in recess for the majority of August.

Please join us in recognizing Midwifery Advocacy Month in support of the essential work of midwives!

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Five-Star Review for Porter-O’Grady and Malloch’s Quantum Leadership, Fourth Edition

Quantum Leadership, Fourth EditionWe’ve just received a perfect score of 100 and 5 stars from Doody’s Review Service for Quantum Leadership: Building Better Partnerships for Sustainable Health, Fourth Edition by Tim Porter-O’Grady and Kathy Malloch. Reviewer, Cynthia Lee Cummings, RN, MSN, EdD, from the University of North Florida Brooks College of Health, calls it “an extremely well-made book that is very inclusive in the topics it covers.”

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“The book covers a wide variety of topics related to leadership trends. It addresses changes in healthcare related to staffing, reimbursement, cybernetics, liability issues, and errors. The authors use many learning methods such as discussion opportunities, points to ponder, objectives, and questions. The highlighted features are easy to read. This is an extremely well-made book that is very inclusive in the topics it covers.

I enjoyed this book. The authors have done an outstanding job of covering current and important topics. The clear writing and the use of a variety of teaching approaches make it a very worthwhile book for students, current leaders, and anyone else interested in healthcare leadership.”

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

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Buppert’s Nurse Practitioner’s Business Practice and Legal Guide, Fifth Edition Receives a 5-Star Review

Nurse Practitioner's Business Practice and Legal Guide, Fifth EditionPraise is already coming in for the recently published Nurse Practitioner’s Business Practice and Legal Guide, Fifth Edition by Carolyn Buppert. Doody’s Review Service just awarded it 5 stars and a perfect score of 100. According to reviewer, Cynthia Lee Cummings, RN, MSN, EdD, from the University of North Florida Brooks College of Health, it is “an invaluable book for nurse practitioners.”

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“The book goes into great detail about legal issues that may affect nurse practitioners in every state. It covers legal protocols, standards, and their respective citations. The detail and citation information is extremely valuable. I have not seen these concepts covered to this degree in any other book. It is also noteworthy that it includes information from every state.

This is an invaluable book for nurse practitioners. Nurses need to understand specifically the legal implications of their professional practice and how best to protect themselves. This excellent book is detailed and pertinent.”

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