Just Published: Project Planning and Management: A Guide for Nurses and Interprofessional Teams, Second Edition

Project Planning & Management: A Guide for Nurses and Interprofessional Teams, Second EditionAre you looking for a text that guides students through the process of planning and managing a clinical project? Check out the just published Project Planning and Management: A Guide for Nurses and Interprofessional Teams, Second Edition by James L. Harris, Linda A. Roussel, Tricia Thomas, and Catherine Dearman. Completely updated and revised, it covers the common barriers and pitfalls to successful project completion while offering strategies to mitigate them. Interwoven throughout are real-world exemplars supported by relevant evidence that provide rich learning experiences for students and professionals.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Increased focus on quality, safety, and the current healthcare environment in an era of reform and governmental regulation
  • Emphasis on projects that engage interprofessional teams in terms of quality, safety, and value
  • Covers needs assessments and sustainable projects
  • Focuses on practical application of projects to meet gaps associated with complex care issues
  • Includes information technology, metrics, and value
  • Discusses project results, dissemination, key points, and techniques

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New Nursing Program Seeks to Improve Health Policy

Health care policy is a hot topic in politics right now, and it is crucial that nurses join the conversation. In a recent article, Advance Healthcare Network for Nurses argues that “all too often, the body of people making decisions and planning societal changes lacks a clinical healthcare background.” However, one university has created a program to help change that.

The University of New Mexico College of Nursing in Albuquerque has partnered with The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop a PhD program intended to help nurses not only engage in but also contribute to health policy discussions and decisions. As Nancy Ridenour, PhD, RN, APRN, BC, FAAN, dean and professor of UNM College said, “Nurses are in the best position to inform policy makers because they’re on the front line.”

The program uses real clinical experience and research to investigate and learn about health policy. Understanding the needs of people and populations is a crucial part of successful healthcare reform. According to Ridenour, “We teach our students how to assess the needs of the local community.” Giving nurses the tools to be able to contribute to healthcare reform and make positive changes for populations throughout the country is a powerful way to improve healthcare for all people. This program motivates nurses to become more involved and to make an impact on policy change on the local level, which Ridenour argues is just as important as the national level. Since nurses have significant knowledge of clinical data and research, they have the power to inform thoughtful decisions regarding public health.

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Jones & Bartlett Learning understands the importance of nurses as leaders in health policy and reform. The recently published Health Policy and Politics: A Nurses Guide, Fifth Edition by Jeri A.  Milstead covers the entire health policy process, from agenda setting to policy and program evaluation with expanded information about the breadth and depth of policy making, the impact of social media, economics, finance, and other current topics.

New to the Fifth Edition

  • Updated case studies
  • New chapter on inter-professional practice, education, and research
  • Coverage of the Affordable Care Act and other laws that affect consumer health care and the organization of the health care system

In addition, 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.

Author Jeri Milstead firmly believes that nurses need to have a “voice at the table” of health care reform, as quoted in a recent webinar on the new Fifth Edition. In this webinar, she discusses how nurses can be more involved in shaping health policy and reform. Watch the webinar now:

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Holistic Nursing, Seventh Edition Receives 5 Stars

Holistic Nursing, Seventh EditionThe accolades are already starting for the recently published Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, Seventh Edition by authors Barbara Montgomery Dossey and Lynn Keegan and editors Cynthia C. Barrere, Mary A. Blaszko Helming, Deborah A. Shields, and Karen M. Avino. In a recent 5-star review, Silvana F. Richardson, PhD, RN, Viterbo University, for Doody’s Review Service, wrote that,

“This edition, with its updated and expanded content, ideal blending of theory and praxis, emphasis on self-development, and new interactive web resources, offers readers a state-of-the-art resource on holistic nursing…”

Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, Seventh Edition continues as the definitive resource for holistic nursing for both students and professionals. Completely updated and revised, it includes seven new chapters on creative expressions in healing, herbs and dietary supplements, holistic leadership, holistic nursing education, self-care and self-development, advanced holistic nursing practice, and advanced integrative health and well-being practice demonstrated through case study exemplars. In addition, 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.

With an ideal blend of theoretical and practical content, the Seventh Edition features Dr. Dossey’s Theory of Integral Nursing, including an update on global nursing and the UN Millennium goals. There is increased emphasis on teaching holistic nursing in undergraduate and graduate programs, including the use of simulation as an effective teaching pedagogy, an enhanced focus on ways to enrich holistic care to improve patient outcomes through evidence-based practice and research, and new integrative health and wellness assessments. Essential chapters on Nurse Coaching and Dying in Peace, along with all other past chapters, are updated.

Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, Seventh Edition has been awarded the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) Seal of Distinction. This newly developed Seal of Distinction indicates that the book is:

  • Aligned with AHNA’s mission, vision, and Holistic Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, Second Edition
  • Of interest to holistic nurses and of significant value to the nursing profession
  • Provides knowledge that advances holistic nursing
  • Is timely and relevant
  • Consistent with relevant historical publications
  • Scientifically and technically accurate
  • Authored by individuals with demonstrated expertise in the field of the work submitted

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New Edition: Counseling the Nursing Mother: A Lactation Consultant’s Guide

Counseling the Nursing Mother, Sixth EditionCounseling the Nursing Mother: A Lactation Consultant’s Guide, Sixth Edition by Judith Lauwers and Anna Swisher is here. Written from a teaching perspective, it presents topics within a counseling framework with practical suggestions and evidence-based information interwoven throughout.

Completely updated and revised, it includes new research on milk composition, the importance of the gut microbiome and skin-to-skin care, Affordable Care Act changes, and the latest guidelines from the World Health Organization for breastfeeding with HIV.

Also explored and expanded are discussions on:

  • Cultural competence
  • Working effectively and sensitively with LGBTQ families
  • Addressing disparities in health equity
  • Milk banking issues
  • Social media trends for lactation information and support

Additionally, the Sixth Edition serves as a significant teaching tool for students, interns, and other healthcare professionals. With an extensive glossary and bulleted lists at the end of each chapter, it is an ideal study guide for International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) certification and practice.

Each new print copy also includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook.

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5-Star Review: “an excellent reference for anyone caring for cardiac surgery patients”

Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing, Second EditionThe rave reviews are already coming in for Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing, Second Edition by Sonya R. Hardin and Roberta Kaplow. Doody’s Review Service just gave it 5 stars and perfect score of 100.

Cynthia Lee Cummings, RN, MSN, EdD, University of North Florida Brooks College of Health, for Doody’s Review Service writes that,

“This book is comprehensive, well written, and easy to understand. [It is] an excellent reference for anyone caring for cardiac surgery patients and should be recommended as a reference on all units…”

Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing, Second Edition is an indispensable reference for new and experienced nurses caring for patients in intensive care units immediately following cardiac surgery. Completely updated and revised, it addresses significant changes in cardiac surgery, the nursing responsibilities necessary to meet the needs of acutely ill patients, and strategies to optimize patient outcomes in this dynamic field.

An ideal resource to help prepare for the Cardiac Surgery Certification subspecialty exam offered by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, it features critical thinking questions, multiple choice self-assessment questions, web resources, clinical inquiry boxes, and case studies.

  • Provides additional information on pulmonary, renal, and diabetic issues related to cardiac surgery
  • New chapter on minimally invasive surgery utilizing robotics
  • Updated case studies, current references, and enhanced evidence-based practice guidelines
  • Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Preferred Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook and Navigate 2 TestPrep

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Review: “All healthcare leaders should have” Leadership in Nursing Practice, Second Edition

Leadership in Nursing Practice, Second EditionTerrific news to share– Leadership in Nursing Practice: Changing the Landscape of Health Care, Second Edition by Tim Porter-O’Grady and Kathy Malloch just received a perfect score of 100 and 5 stars from Doody’s Review Service.

According to Cynthia Lee Cummings, RN, MSN, EdD, University of North Florida Brooks College of Health, for Doody’s Review Service,

“I love this book. It is full of wonderful information about the current healthcare environment and it has many resources for instructors. All healthcare leaders should have this book!”

Anchored in a sense of nursing as a professional practice discipline, the Second Edition engages the reader in discussions about teamwork, leadership, staffing, and a variety of other related topics. It also serves as a bridge between the student and the leader by providing theory and evidence for real-world scenarios that students can put into practice. Unlike other leadership and management texts, the authors emphasize the importance of every nurse as a leader.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Updated references for each chapter including journal articles, books, websites, and videos
  • Integration of the national Quality Matters Standards
  • Chapter scenarios and discussion questions
  • Discussion around the shared governance at the point of service in decision-making
  • 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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Updated Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding Online Course Now Live

TenStepsnewlaptop280Our Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding online course just keeps getting better. Created specifically to support the implementation of the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, it is an essential resource for educating your staff to reach Baby-Friendly status.

Structured in 15 modules and now mapped to the Baby-Friendly objectives, this updated course features new animations and knowledge checks throughout each module.

“…provides valuable information and should be required for all healthcare workers who have contact with or provide medical care to young women, new moms and expectant moms.” – User Review

Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding earns 24.4 CEUs for nurses and 24.4 L-CERPs for lactation consultants, which can be completed at your own pace 24-hours a day. Interspersed throughout are assessments that measure your understanding of the subject matter as you move thorough the course. After completing the course, you can print out a completion certificate that certifies the earned CEUs.

According to a recent user survey:

  • 98% said that the product helped them “learn more about breastfeeding”
  • 95% said that they wished “other online courses similar to this were available”

Can’t wait to learn more? Preview the course now or visit our website to find out about special pricing for hospitals and institutions.

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New Review for Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Health Professionals, Second Edition

Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Health Professionals, Second EditionGreat news to share– we’ve just received a new review for Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Health Professionals, Second Edition by Donna M. Nickitas, Donna J. Middaugh, and Nancy Aries. According to Carole Ann Kenner, PhD, RN, FAAN, The College of New Jersey, for Doody’s Review Service, the new edition,

“…uses real-life clinical exemplars to demonstrate how policy shapes practice. [It also] adds the interdisciplinary dimension to healthcare and the need for many groups…to work together to positively impact practice through policy.”

Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Health Professionals, Second Edition focuses on the idea that all healthcare providers require a fundamental understanding of the healthcare system including, but not limited to, knowledge required to practice their discipline.

The Second Edition offers a nursing focus intertwined with an interdisciplinary approach to create a well-rounded understanding of healthcare practice and policy. In addition, it features contributions from nurses and other health professionals, including activists, politicians, and economists. New to this edition are updates to the current healthcare environment and coverage of the Affordable Care Act.

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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New Review: Caring for the Vulnerable: Perspectives in Nursing Theory, Practice, and Research, Fourth Edition

Caring for the Vulnerable, Fourth EditionEarlier this year, we published Caring for the Vulnerable: Perspectives in Nursing Theory, Practice, and Research, Fourth Edition by Mary de Chesnay and Barbara A. Anderson, an essential resource that explores vulnerability from the perspective of individuals, groups, communities, and populations.

In a recent review, Michalene A King, PhD, RN, CNE, Robert Morris University, for Doody’s Review Service writes that,

“This is a unique book that covers many aspects of caring for vulnerable persons. It can be used as a reference by nursing students and practicing nurses.”

Written by nurses for nurses, the Fourth Edition integrates the theoretical with the practical to help students and professionals care for vulnerable populations, develop programs that make an impact in serving this community, and influence health policy

  • 25 new chapters that address the needs of diverse populations
  • Case studies integrated throughout the text
  • DNP-specific content

In addition, 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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Review: Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care, Third Edition is “a great resource”

Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care, Third EditionThe May 2015 issue of the Journal of Emergency Nursing included a terrific review for Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care, Third Edition by Kristen L. Mauk. According to the review,

“This book is not only a good resource for those teaching gerontological nursing but also a great resource for any practitioner providing care for the geriatric population. The content is not specific to the emergency nurse, but with the increasing number of aging adults in our country and some hospitals developing units specific to this population, this book would be an invaluable tool for the nursing staff’s use in fully understanding how to appropriately care for this population.

This book would [also] be useful for the nurse who is not in school but simply wants to learn more about providing care for the older adult, as well as promoting change in a department.”

Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care, Third Edition is a comprehensive and student-accessible text that offers a holistic and inter-disciplinary approach to caring for the elderly.

  • Framework built around the Core Competencies set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing
  • Gives students the skills and theory needed to provide outstanding care for the growing elderly population
  • Key features include chapter outlines, learning objectives, discussion questions, personal reflection boxes, and case studies
  • 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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