Review calls Handbook of Home Health Care Administration, Sixth Edition a “tour de force”

Handbook of Home Health Care Administration, Sixth EditionIn an outstanding new review for Handbook of Home Health Care Administration, Sixth Edition by Marilyn D. Harris, Home Care Technology Report raves that it is, “…a textbook that should be on the shelf in every branch of every healthcare at home provider.”

In fact, the review goes one step further with its praise,

“Let’s modify that. It should never be on the shelf but should live on the administrator’s or branch manager’s desk. In the current edition, which is a comprehensive, 1,000-page tour de force, editor Marilyn D. Harris has assembled a team of over 80 authors to cover, in detail, everything a private duty or certified agency administrator needs to know to be compliant and successful.”

Handbook of Home Health Care Administration, Sixth Edition is a comprehensive text that reflects the current state of home health care administration. With contributions from leading experts in the field, it addresses key aspects of home health care, including finance, human resource development, legal and ethical issues, management information systems, marketing, quality management, research, and current technology for patient care.

The Sixth Edition includes seven new chapters:

  • Status of Home Health Care: 2015 and Beyond
  • The Roles of and Competency Requirements for Paraprofessionals
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Pediatric Home Care
  • Beyond Medicare-Certified Home Health Services: An Overview of Other Types of Home Care Services
  • Expanding Your Performance Improvement Program: Using Process and Other Measures to Improve Care
  • ADRs, CERTs, RACs, SMRCs, ZPICs, and Other External Audits

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Catherine Watson Genna’s Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants Returns with a New Edition

Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants, Third EditionAre you a healthcare professional looking for an essential resource to help you work with new mothers and infants? We just published Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants, Third Edition by Catherine Watson Genna.

Using a multidisciplinary approach, it incorporates the latest research on infant sucking and clinical strategies to assistant infants with breastfeeding. With an emphasis on skills, the Third Edition focuses on normal sucking function in addition to difficulties based in anatomical, cardiorespiratory, neurological, or prematurity issues.

  • Explores new clinical strategies for facilitating breastfeeding and more conditions
  • Reflects the latest guidelines
  • Numerous photos make techniques and recommended strategies easier to understand and replicate

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

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New Review Praises Flipping the Nursing Classroom

Flipping the Nursing Classroom: Where Active Learning Meets TechnologyThe flipped learning model is a hot topic in nursing education right now. Why is this? Research has shown that it can improve traditional teaching methods and promote active learning and participation in the classroom. That’s why Flipping the Nursing Classroom: Where Active Learning Meets Technology by Karen Hessler is not only timely but also essential. In a recent review, Susan G. Wiers, DNP, from Michigan State University College of Nursing, for Doody’s Review Service, writes that,

“This unique book is well written and provides a wealth of information to guide even novice nursing instructors interested in the innovative pedagogical model of the flipped classroom.”

Serving as an easy-to-read and conversational “how-to” guide for instructors, Flipping the Nursing Classroom: Where Active Learning Meets Technology draws on the author’s extensive experience in addition to research that shows flipping the nursing classroom as an evidence-based teaching strategy. It opens by defining the flipped classroom and includes evidence that this technique improves student outcomes. Using both learning theory and cognitive load theory to demonstrate why the flipped classroom is an effective mode of learning, it also teaches nurse educators how to implement this technique and use it to evaluate student success.

What else makes this text special?

  • Case exemplars
  • Video lectures narrated by the author
  • Tips for getting started
  • Detailed experiences of flipping the classroom

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World Blood Donor Day Seeks to Connect and Save Lives

twitter-woman blood donationWith the recent tragic events in Orlando, people have been lining up to donate blood to help the victims of the attack. Today also marks World Blood Donor Day, a yearly campaign from the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness for the importance of donating blood that saves lives in communities all over the world. This year’s theme is “Blood connects us all.”

According to Dr. Ed Kelley, Director of the Department of Service Delivery and Safety at WHO,

“Voluntary blood donors come from all walks of life but they have one thing in common: they put others before themselves — people they don’t even know. Each time they donate blood, they commit an act of selfless heroism.”

Learn more about how blood donation connects us all:

Please join us in celebrating the importance of donating blood, especially in light of the vicious and senseless violence committed over the weekend in Orlando. To find out how you can donate blood, please visit the Red Cross website.

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Review: Pediatric Primary Care, Third Edition is “a wonderful resource for advanced practice nurses”

Pediatric Primary Care, Third EditionOutstanding news to share– Pediatric Primary Care: Practice Guidelines for Nurses, Third Edition by Beth Richardson just received a 4 star review. Writing for Doody’s Review Service, Jessica S. Bahorski, MSN, RN, PPCNP-BC, from Florida State University College of Medicine calls it,

“…a wonderful resource for advanced practice nurses or other healthcare providers working in this setting. The outline format provides quick and easy access to the information.”

Written for advanced practice primary care nursing students for use in clinical courses, the text is organized in outline format so that students can quickly find relevant information. The Third Edition covers well-child care from newborn through adolescence, including appropriate anticipatory guidance for each age group. It also includes common illnesses in each body system with differentials and treatment plans written by pediatric nurse practitioners with expertise in each specialty area.

  • Updated ICD-10 codes throughout
  • Instructor resources include case studies for common illnesses and conditions
  • New chapter on common genetic disorders seen in primary care

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New Edition: Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician

Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician, Fourth EditionIf you’re a busy clinician you know that integrating the latest research into everyday practice can be a challenge. The recently published Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician: Using the Evidence, Fourth Edition by Marsha Walker can help. Using a research-based and problem-solving approach, it includes literature reviews while covering incidence, etiology, risk factors, prevention, prognosis and implications, interventions, expected outcomes, care plans, and clinical algorithms.

Completely updated and revised, the Fourth Edition includes a new discussion of the vitally important newborn gut microbiome. In addition, it features new and more effective techniques for addressing breastfeeding barriers, new research, and the latest guidelines.

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

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Catherine M. Mullahy’s Indispensable The Case Manager’s Handbook Returns with a New Edition

The Case Manager’s Handbook, Sixth EditionWe are excited to announce the publication of The Case Manager’s Handbook, Sixth Edition by renowned author Catherine M. Mullahy. Presented in an accessible and conversational style, this practical resource helps case managers learn the fundamentals, study for the Certified Case Manager (CCM) exam, and advance their careers after the exam. Completely updated and enhanced with information on the latest developments affecting case management, it reflects the rapidly changing healthcare landscape, including the significant effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

“For the past 10 years, as a Vice President with Mullahy & Associates, I have had the pleasure of working side by side with Catherine. As colleagues and friends, we have worked together in case management for over 40 years. Her vision for all that case management can be is contagious and shared with every word she speaks and writes. It is amazing to watch her transform a room of silent, often skeptical nurses, social workers, physicians, and therapists into a group of enthusiastic, networking professionals filled with hope, energy, and renewed passion for case management. I believe you, too, will be both informed and inspired as you read and refer to this sixth edition of The Case Manager’s Handbook.” – From the Foreword by Jeanne Boling, MSN, RN, CCM

The Sixth Edition includes new chapters on pediatric case management, workers’ compensation case management, key factors driving today’s healthcare system, the case manager’s role in the era of value-based health care, case management and healthcare provider strategies for managing the high-risk or high-cost patient, and transformative healthcare approaches for the millennial generation. In addition, each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, midterm and final exam, instructor’s manual, and learning analytics reporting tools.

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

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Announcing Clinical Practice Guidelines for Midwifery & Women’s Health, Fifth Edition

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Midwifery & Women's Health, Fifth EditionMidwives and women’s healthcare providers need easy access to valuable clinical information in order to deliver the best care. That’s why we’ve just published Clinical Practice Guidelines for Midwifery & Women’s Health, Fifth Edition by Nell L. Tharpe, Cindy L. Farley, and Robin G. Jordan. Completely updated and revised to reflect the changing clinical environment, it offers current evidence-based practice, updated approaches, and opportunities for midwifery leadership in every practice setting. Also included are integrative, alternative, and complementary therapies.

The Fifth Edition examines the transition to the use of ICD-10 codes, women’s health policy and advocacy, risk assessment and decision-making in practice, and inspiring trust in midwifery care. New clinical practice guidelines include health promotion and primary care practice, such as promoting restorative sleep, optimizing oral health, promoting a healthy weight, and caring for the woman with a substance abuse disorder.

In addition, it features expanded and updated information on a wide-variety of topics, such as:

  • Sexual diversity and gender identity
  • Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and preeclampsia
  • Physiologic labor and prevention of the primary cesarean
  • Birth options and locations
  • Assessing the fetus
  • Recommendations on delayed cord clamping and family-centered cesarean
  • Walcher and Tharpe maneuvers for management of shoulder dystocia

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.

Are you interested in learning more? Preview a sample chapter now or visit our website.

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New Edition of Carol Holtz’s Global Health Care

Global Healthcare: Issues and Policies, Third EditionIn today’s connected world, it’s essential for nursing students to have a firm grasp on global health issues and policies. Our just published Global Health Care: Issues and Policies, Third Edition by Carol Holtz addresses international health and health care at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Written by academic authors, scientists, and health practitioners, it outlines health policy issues from various geographic regions while also explaining the impact that world events have on them.

New to the Third Edition:

  • Updated content reflecting trends and issues
  • New content on sex trafficking, social work, and social determinants of health
  • Contributed content by nationally recognized experts
  • 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

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

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Clinical Decision Making for Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners is “an excellent tool for many levels of nursing”

Clinical Decision Making for Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse PractitionersClinical Decision Making for Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners by Joanne Thanavaro and Karen S. Moore just received a 4-star review. According to Sharon G. Thomas, BSN, from MU Sinclair School of Nursing, writing for Doody’s Review Service,

“Because of its organization and devotion to evidence-based practice, this book is an excellent tool for many levels of nursing. It is a valuable resource for developing critical thinking skills…”

Clinical Decision Making for Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners provides a unique approach to clinical decision making for a wide variety of commonly encountered primary care issues in adult and geriatric practice. Designed for both students and newly practicing nurse practitioners (NP), it helps increase confidence by applying assessment skills, diagnostic choices, and management approaches. Included throughout are real-life case studies, evidence-based literature, and practice questions.

  • Includes scoring tools for assessment and patient management
  • Discusses health promotion and educational needs to ensure a holistic approach to patient management
  • SOAP notes describe how to document a patient encounter fully
  • Evidence-based guidelines provide updated management strategies

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