A Unique Approach to Holistic Health

Invitation to Holistic Health, Fourth EditionIn today’s world, living a balanced life seems more difficult than ever. While most texts promote one therapy or minimize the role of conventional medicine, the recently published Invitation to Holistic Health: A Guide to Living a Balanced Life, Fourth Edition by Charlotte Eliopoulos offers a survey of all major contemporary and alternative therapies and demonstrates how to integrate them with allopathic approaches.

Written by a nurse and focused on practicing nurses, the text provides evidence-based information on practices that promote optimal health and well-being for the body, mind, and spirit. Easy-to-use and far-ranging in scope, it offers solid principles and proven practices in the fields of nutrition, exercise, mindfulness, supplements, Chinese medicine, energy therapies, aromatherapy, and herbal and homeopathic remedies. Topics include lifestyle balance, recovery from addictions, wise use of medications, living fully with chronic conditions, and the role of spirituality in health.

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • Updated research related to holistic health and practices
  • Additional coverage of obesity
  • More content related to diversity
  • Tips for practitioners on providing holistic care in conventional settings
  • An emphasis on integrative medicine

Learn more and preview a sample chapter at our website.

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Announcing a New Edition of Carolyn Buppert’s Nurse Practitioner’s Business Practice and Legal Guide

Nurse Practitioner's Business Practice and Legal Guide, Sixth EditionIn today’s healthcare environment, it’s imperative for nurses to stay abreast of the latest legal issues that impact them. The just published Nurse Practitioner’s Business Practice and Legal Guide, Sixth Edition by Carolyn Buppert is a must-have resource for every new or current nurse practitioner (NP) that explains and analyzes the legal issues relevant to nurse practitioners.

Completely updated and revised, it includes a new chapter on answering frequently asked questions from NPs. In addition, it provides the latest state-by-state laws, including regulatory developments and prosecutions of nurse practitioners, and new case analyses and lessons learned from those cases.

  • New discussions of NP competencies, how the DNP degree relates to NPs, the differences in primary care and acute care NPs, and definitions of medical bio-ethics terminology
  • Includes additional malpractice cases and the lessons to learn from them, emerging issues in health policy, and guidelines around prescribing opioids and controlled drugs
  • Examines clinical performance measures, electronic health records, and new opportunities for NPs under the Affordable Care Act

Learn more and preview a sample chapter at our website.

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Review: Marsha Walker’s Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician, Fourth Edition is “a good reference for detailed lactation and breastfeeding guidance”

Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician, Fourth EditionThe praise keeps on coming for Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician: Using the Evidence, Fourth Edition by Marsha Walker. Earlier this year, it was awarded Third Place in the 2016 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Maternal-Child Health Category. Now it has received a 4-star review. Ann Hammack Johnson, PhD, RN, CPNP, from Texas Woman’s University, writing for Doody’s Review Service calls it,

“…a good reference for detailed lactation and breastfeeding guidance. [It] provides a clear synthesis of evidence-based guidance for both common and unique issues related to breastfeeding…”

Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician: Using the Evidence, Fourth Edition is an essential and practical reference guide for clinicians. Using a research-based approach, it includes literature reviews while covering incidence, etiology, risk factors, prevention, prognosis and implications, interventions, expected outcomes, care plans, and clinical algorithms. With a focus on the practical application of evidence-based knowledge, this reference offers a problem-solving approach to help busy clinicians integrate the latest research into everyday clinical practice.

  • Completely updated and revised
  • Includes a new discussion of the vitally important newborn gut microbiome
  • Features new and more effective techniques for addressing breastfeeding barriers, new research, and the latest guidelines

To learn more and preview a sample chapter, visit our website.

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New Edition of Issues and Trends in Nursing Prepares Students for Today’s Workforce

Issues and Trends in Nursing, Second EditionGiven the projected nursing shortage, it’s never been more important to equip nursing students with the up-to-date information and resources they need to enter the contemporary nursing workforce. Our recently published Issues and Trends in Nursing: Practice, Policy, and Leadership, Second Edition by Gayle Roux and Judith A. Halstead enables students to stay current with the constantly expanding body of clinical knowledge, healthcare trends, technology, and sociocultural changes affecting nursing practice.

This timely text also encourages nurses to think critically, engage in client relationships based on strong contextual knowledge, grow professionally in their nursing practice, and create therapeutic plans to improve health outcomes.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Updated coverage of current issues in nursing
  • New content on informatics and health information technology
  • Nurse competencies in genetics and genomics
  • Achieving a balanced and healthy lifestyle
  • 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

Learn more and preview a sample chapter at our website.

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Review: “a wonderful family nurse practitioner review”

Family Nurse Practitioner Certification ReviewAs one of the most popular nurse practitioner specialties, family nurse practitioners need top quality certification study guides. Our recently published Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Review by Julie G. Stewart and Nancy Dennert just received a stellar five-star review. Kathleen M. Woodruff, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, from the USC School of Social Work, writes for Doody’s Review Service that,

“This is a wonderful family nurse practitioner review. The practice exams are realistic and provide a clear, comprehensive rationale for each of the questions. The references are pertinent and valuable.”

Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Review is an ideal study guide for new and recertifying nurses preparing to take the FNP certification exam administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP). Written by nurse practitioners, it offers up-to-date questions and answer rationales specific to FNP certification that reflect the most current guidelines.

  • Provides a short theory review, clinical application of knowledge, and clinical skills
  • Incorporates ethical and legal considerations, scope of practice, and cultural sensitivity
  • Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Preferred Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, Navigate 2 TestPrep, and a bonus eBook: Nursing Exam Review: Strategies and Skills, Second Edition

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Jones & Bartlett Learning Announces New Partnership with ACNM

Midwifery & Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide, Fourth EditionWe’re so proud to announce our new partnership with the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) to publish Midwifery & Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide, Fourth Edition by Beth M. Kelsey and Jamille Nagtalon-Ramos. The reference, due out in May 2017, is a comprehensive review designed to help student midwives and women’s health nurse practitioners prepare for certification exams.

Read the press release now.

“We are excited to enter into this partnership with ACNM to create a product that will benefit the midwifery community and help students take that next step in their careers.” – Teresa Reilly, Acquisitions Editor, Jones & Bartlett Learning

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, Fourth Edition contains nearly 1,000 questions with answers and rationales representing those found on the exams. The Fourth Edition includes a new chapter on well woman care: menopause and older women.

“Written and reviewed by experts in the fields of midwifery and women’s health, this resource provides a comprehensive review that students will find invaluable as they prepare for the certification exam.  Students using this resource will gain a boost in knowledge and confidence, and program faculty will want to recommend this resource that is well-aligned with the standards and competencies necessary for professional practice.” – Kate Woeber, CNM, MPH, Clinical Instructor, Emory University

Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Preferred Access, which unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, and Navigate 2 TestPrep.

Would you like to learn more? Just visit our website.

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5-Star Review for Clinical Guidelines for Advanced Practice Nursing, Third Edition

Clinical Guidelines for Advanced Practice Nursing, Third EditionWe have some terrific news to share. Clinical Guidelines for Advanced Practice Nursing: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Third Edition by Geraldine M. Collins-Bride, JoAnne M. Saxe, Karen G. Duderstadt, and Rebekah Kaplan just received a top score of 100 and 5 stars from Doody’s Review Service.

Kathleen M. Woodruff, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, from the USC School of Social Work, writing for Doody’s Review Service, calls it,

“…a valuable resource for all clinicians to have in their personal library. The focus on an interprofessional approach is essential in the current healthcare climate…”

Clinical Guidelines for Advanced Practice Nursing: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Third Edition is an accessible and practical reference designed to help nurses and students with daily clinical decision making. Written in collaboration with certified nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, pharmacists, and physicians, it fosters a team approach to health care.

Divided into four areas—Pediatrics, Gynecology, Obstetrics, and, Adult General Medicine—and following a lifespan approach, it utilizes the S-O-A-P (Subjective-Objective-Assessment-Plan) format. Additionally, the authors explore complex chronic disease management, health promotion across the lifespan, and professional and legal issues, such as reimbursement, billing, and the legal scope of practice.

  • Focuses on gerontology to accommodate the AGNP specialty and to better assist the student or clinician in caring for the aging population
  • Authors follow the across the lifespan approach and concentrate on common complete disorders
  • New chapters on health maintenance for older adults, frailty, common gerontology syndromes, cancer survivorship, lipid disorders, and acne (pediatrics section)

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What Do CQI Leaders Think about the Status of Quality Care?

Quality ImprovementWelcome back guest blogger, Anita Finkelman, author of Quality Improvement: A Guide for Integration in Nursing, for a new post in the Finding Your Way in Continuous Quality Improvement series.

On November 11 2016, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) published an interview with a video of Donald Berwick, MD, who is one of our experts in quality care. The interview is entitled: To Me, Safety Fatigue Would Be Like Breathing Fatigue or Heart Beat Fatigue.

This is an important and interesting interview (text and video). I will highlight a few of the comments, however, I recommend sharing this video with your students as it offers the opportunity to hear an honest and direct appraisal of CQI—pluses and minuses. Students could be asked to view individually and summarize their comments, or it could be shown in the classroom followed by open discussion. Dr. Berwick has been a major leader in CQI for many years and for a short time served as Director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He also led the development of the IHI for many years as well. This is a significant time to discuss quality care status with the potential for changes to the ACA due to the new president in office  along with other potential changes that may occur. Some major quality improvement provisions are included in the ACA so one might wonder if they will be impacted, for example, establishment of the first national overall initiative on quality care, the National Quality Strategy, and the Patient-Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). It’s imperative that are alert to changes, but also ask where are we now?

Below are a few key points which I’ve outlined from Dr. Berwick’s interview. Note that there is much more content found within the actual interview and it’s well worth carving out some time to  listen.

  • Patient safety fatigue has become a problem. Just keep going from one CQI project to the next, with little systematic thought. The focus is on getting it done to move on.
  • We need to build systems of safety.
  • We focused first on hospital care (for example, the original Institute of Medicine reports focused only on hospital care with two reports on public heath—though mostly examining education needs of healthcare professionals in public health). Now we need to expand to other types of settings—across the care continuum.
  • “The EHR (EMR) story is a good news, bad news story if I have ever heard one.”
  • We need to practice informed anticipation.

About the text:

Quality Improvement: A Guide for Integration in Nursing serves as a comprehensive resource for teaching practicing nurses and nursing students about the importance of improving patient care and reducing errors through quality improvement.  The text focuses on the practical aspects of quality improvement and the nurse’s role in the process, while acknowledging the importance of an inter-professional approach.  In addition, it focuses on the current state of healthcare quality in the US, critical trends in preventing errors, data, analysis, and planning and implementing change to reach improvement. The author connects quality improvement to technology and the role of the patient while emphasizing the importance of engagement and nursing leadership. Learn more at our website.

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Review: Quick Reference for the Lactation Professional, Second Edition “provides excellent up-to-date information”

Quick Reference for the Lactation Professional, Second EditionGreat news to share– Quick Reference for the Lactation Professional, Second Edition by Judith Lauwers just received a 4-star review. According to Judy M. Comeaux, DNP, ARNP/PNP,CRNI, from the University of North Florida Brooks College of Health, writing for Doody’s Review Service,

“This book is well written, easy to read, and organized. [It] provides excellent up-to-date information related to breastfeeding and lactation support, not only for the novice but also for the expert.”

Quick Reference for the Lactation Professional, Second Edition is an easy-to-use resource for healthcare professionals working with breastfeeding women and their families. An invaluable tool for clinicians, educators, students, and interns, each chapter includes clinical management strategies, key clinical competencies, and tutorials that test comprehension and clinical application with short answer questions and counselling scenarios.

Completely updated and revised, the Second Edition incorporates inclusive language throughout to provide an equal and diverse approach to assisting breastfeeding families.

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Review: Care of the Well Newborn “is a very useful reference”

Care of the Well NewbornAs the first text of its kind, Care of the Well Newborn by B.J. Snell and Sandra L Gardner focuses on care of the term newborn for the first month of life. In a new review, Sherita K. Etheridge, MSN, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, writing for Doody’s Review Service calls it,

“…a very useful reference specific to newborns. It offers more detailed information for this population than most maternal-child books.”

Written by distinguished experts in the field, Care of the Well Newborn teaches students and professionals how and what to assess in the care of the nonverbal newborn, while also providing criteria for recognizing deviations from normal and strategies for managing complications that arise. It provides easily accessible information on evidence-based neonatal care that follows current guidelines, standards, and recommendations.

  • Explores physiology and pathophysiology, data collection, differential diagnosis, cultural considerations, and parental education
  • Ideal resource for both students and professionals
  • Each chapter includes multiple choice questions, case studies, or activities to facilitate critical thinking and learning

Learn more and preview a sample chapter at our website.

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