2015 Nurse’s Drug Handbook Is Here

2015 Nurse's Drug HandbookWe’re getting a head start on the new year with the publication of 2015 Nurse’s Drug Handbook, our trusted, practical, and easy-to-use nursing drug reference.

Updated annually, it provides accurate and timely facts on hundreds of drugs from abatacept to zonisamide. Written in a no-nonsense style that speaks your language in terms you use every day, it offers concise and consistently formatted drug entries organized alphabetically.

The 2015 Nurse’s Drug Handbook includes:

  • Index 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

New drug entries: hydrocodone bitartrate, levomilnacipran hydrochloride, lomitapide mesylate, mipomersen sodium, prothrombin complex concentrate (human), and vortioxetine hydrobromide.

New to the Appendices:

  • Selected Ophthalmic Drugs: brinzolamide/brimonidine tartrate
  • Antihistamines: carbinoxamine maleate
  • Selected Topical Drugs: adapalene/benzolyl peroxide, brimonidine, desoximetasone, luliconazole, and urea
  • Antivirals: dolutegravir, simeprevir, and sofosbuvir
  • Antineoplastic Drugs: erlotinib, ibrutinib, lenalidomide, obinutuzumab, ofatumumab, romidepsin, trametinib, vandetanib, and vemurafenib

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New Edition: Manual of Nursing Diagnosis

Manual of Nursing Diagnosis, Thirteenth EditionHave you been looking for an easy-to-use quick reference that shows how to use diagnoses to guide questions and observations beyond the basic assessment? The just published Manual of Nursing Diagnosis, Thirteenth Edition by Marjory Gordon outlines the major diagnoses listed by NANDA-I in order to help nurses and students create care plans for patients with any range of ailments.

Updated and organized to meet the needs of both novices and expert diagnosticians, it includes sample admission assessment guides for critical care, the family, community, and individuals, including adults, infants, and children. In addition, it helps nurses and students use diagnostic categories in other clinical activities, including critical paths and quality improvement.

New to this edition are the latest NANDA-I changes, including more than 20 new nursing diagnoses, numerous revised nursing diagnoses, and several retired nursing diagnoses.

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

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Just Published: Lubkin’s Chronic Illness, Ninth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Lubkin's Chronic Illness, Ninth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage AccessUnderstanding how the various aspects of chronic illness affect both patients and their families is essential for nursing students. The recently published Lubkin’s Chronic Illness: Impact and Intervention, Ninth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access by Pamala D. Larsen is the only text of its kind to address not only the physical aspects, but also the psychosocial issues that affect individuals and families living with chronic disease. What’s more, the author lends a personal perspective by chronicling throughout the text her own experiences with her husband’s terminal illness.

The Ninth Edition takes an application-to-practice-based approach by covering the impact, interventions, and outcomes associated with chronic illness. Completely updated and revised, it includes expanded content on the illness experience, health policy, and the role of the advanced practice nurse in chronic illness.

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.

What else makes the Ninth Edition special?

  • Expanded personal and real-life comments from the perspective of the caregiver
  • New case studies
  • Two new chapters on Loss and Spirituality
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Updated approach to the chapter covering Sexuality

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

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5-Star Review for Adult CCRN Certification Review, Second Edition

Adult CCRN Certification Review, Second EditionAdult CCRN Certification Review, Second Edition by Ann J. Brorsen and Keri R. Rogelet just earned a perfect score of 100 and 5 stars from Doody’s Review Service. According to reviewer, Cynthia Lee Cummings, RN, MSN, EdD, from the University of North Florida Brooks College of Health, it is “well written and appropriate [for] anyone choosing to take the CCRN exam.”

Read more excerpts from the review:

“The book features over 1,200 questions divided into systems. This edition now includes sections on behavioral/psychosocial issues and special problems in critical care such as pregnancy, obesity, etc. The questions are well written and appropriate.

This is a good resource for anyone preparing to take the CCRN exam. They will find it very valuable.”

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Announcing a Revolutionary New Text for Undergraduate Pharmacology

Pharmacology for Nurses Includes Navigate 2 Advantage AccessWould you like a new approach to teaching pharmacology to undergraduate nursing students? Check out our ground-breaking new text, Pharmacology for Nurses by Blaine T. Smith. Even better, each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook with numerous animations, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.

Pharmacology for Nurses presents the complex topic of pharmacology to undergraduate nursing students through its concise, yet digestible coverage of the material, overall design, and use of images and tables to reinforce content. It also draws on a vast array of pharmacology teaching experience and knowledge from top nursing faculty.

In fact, nursing instructors are already seeing the difference that Pharmacology for Nurses makes in their teaching. According to Jim Harris, MSN, RN, PhD, from the Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College,

“I have been teaching using a concept-based approach with a textbook that is strictly drug classification-based. I’ve developed advanced organizers for pharmacology students, and some active learning activities, but these lack a certain level of integration. Now with [this] product I can present in a more integrated manner and teach conceptually from the textbook and of course from practice.”

What else makes Pharmacology for Nurses so special?

  • Designed to reflect real-life clinical applications as well as a fundamental introduction to pharmacology for nurses
  • Focuses on the critical need-to-know information, including the interrelationship of physiologic processes, drug interactions, and the homeostatic nature of the body
  • Presents the basics of both pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in a way that applies each subject to clinical practice
  • Explores patient and drug variables as well as drug interactions and effects along with the administration of medications

What are you waiting for? Preview a sample chapter now or visit our website.

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Just Published: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide, Sixth Edition

Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide, Sixth EditionAre you looking for a review guide designed especially for practicing nurses preparing for the acute and primary care certification examination offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the Adult Gerontology Primary Care examination offered by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners? We just published it.

Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide, Sixth Edition by Sally K. Miller reflects the combined adult-gerontology certification. Completely updated and revised, it contains the latest guidelines and standards of care. New to this edition are two new sections on primary care and acute care, an expanded gerontology chapter, and body system chapters that distinguish between gerontology and acute care issues.

Ideal for students, new graduates, and clinicians studying for certification exams, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide, Sixth Edition is also an excellent reference guide in the practice setting.

Included with each new print book is an Access Code for Navigate TestPrep, a dynamic and fully hosted online assessment tool offering the book’s questions and robust reporting.

Can’t wait to learn more? Visit our website.

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5-Star Review for Initiating and Sustaining the Clinical Nurse Leader Role, Second Edition

Initiating and Sustaining the Clinical Nurse Leader Role, Second EditionInitiating and Sustaining the Clinical Nurse Leader Role: A Practical Guide, Second Edition by James L. Harris, Linda A. Roussel, and Tricia Thomas just received a 5-star review from Doody’s Review Service. According to reviewer, Cynthia Lee Cummings, RN, MSN, EdD, from the University of North Florida Brooks College of Health, it “is well written and informative.”

Read more excerpts from the review:

“This book reviews the role of clinical nurse leader (CNL), providing information on a variety of partnerships and key roles that these nurses can play. This updated edition addresses the recent changes in healthcare and how advanced practice nurses may use their skills.

The authors relate the basis of the role and possible skills, but they also expand the discussion into possible partnerships in the community, in hospital settings, and in business environments. They discuss the use of resource data to promote the use of the CNL and explain the necessity for such a role in the changing healthcare setting.

I would highly recommend [this book] for anyone interested in becoming a clinical nurse leader or incorporating the role of a clinical nurse leader. With the recent changes in healthcare, this is a necessary update.”

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

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2014 Nurse’s Drug Handbook is “an asset to nursing students”

2014 Nurse's Drug HandbookHave you been wondering what instructors think about 2014 Nurse’s Drug Handbook? We found out!

According to Lisa Cooley, RN, MSN, Assistant Professor of Nursing; Nursing Department Chair/Administrator, Jefferson Community College,

“This text is clear and straight forward. I find it easy to follow and highlights the needed information that nursing students struggle with in the beginning. The diagrams help explain the mechanism of action and are accurate. I really like how all forms of the medication are included to include IV infusions. [It] would be an asset to nursing students.”

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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Review: Nursing Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Advanced Practice, Second Edition “is an excellent reference”

Nursing Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Advanced Practice, Second EditionExcellent news to share– Nursing Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Advanced Practice, Second Edition by Pamela J. Grace just received a 5-star review from Doody’s Review Service. According to reviewer, Colleen E. Tepen, BSN, from Saint Louis University, it “provides a number of practical tools to aid advanced practice nursing professionals (APNs) as they address complex ethical issues encountered in daily practice.”

Read more excerpts from the review:

“This is an excellent reference for graduate nursing students and APNs who seek guidance in the clinical application of ethical decision-making. The author’s unique background as a critical care nurse and a primary care nurse practitioner, as well as her doctor of philosophy with a concentration in medical ethics, well equips her to create a resource that is exceptionally relevant to advanced practice nurses.”

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

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New Edition: Midwifery & Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide

Midwifery & Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide, Third EditionAre you or your students preparing for the midwifery or women’s health nurse practitioner certification exams? We just published exactly what you need.

Based on the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) and the National Certification Corporation (NCC) test blueprints, Midwifery & Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide, Third Edition by Beth M. Kelsey and Jamille Nagtalon-Ramos contains nearly 1,000 questions and comprehensive rationales representing those found on the exams.

Completely updated and revised with the most current evidence and practice standards, it also incorporates expanded content on pharmacology, pathophysiology, and diagnostic tools.

Included with each new print book is an online Access Code for Navigate TestPrep, a dynamic and fully hosted online assessment tool offering the book’s questions, hundreds of bonus questions, detailed rationales, and reporting. Digital-only access to Navigate TestPrep is also sold separately.

Interested in learning more? Visit our website.

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