Jones & Bartlett Learning Publishes a New Edition of the Groundbreaking Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: The 5-Tier System

Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring, Third EditionWe are excited to announce a new edition of the pioneering Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: The 5-Tier System by Julian T. Parer, Tekoa L. King, and Tomoaki Ikeda. This essential reference reviews the practice of fetal heart rate monitoring. Beginning with a description of the anatomy of fetal circulation, placental function as a respiratory organ, and acid-base balance, it also presents normal fetal cardiovascular and cerebral metabolism.

The Third Edition:

  • Examines the pathophysiologic mechanisms involved in progressive fetal asphyxia via a review of the seminal animal and human studies conducted in this field
  • Includes a brief summary of fetal heart rate monitoring technology currently used in clinical practice and standard nomenclature for fetal heart rate characteristics
  • Presents variant fetal heart rate patterns and the underlying physiologic mechanisms

Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: The 5-Tier System, Third Edition summarizes the research identifying the relationship between specific fetal heart rate patterns and an increasing risk of fetal acidemia, including the effect of deceleration depth, duration, and pattern evolution. It also evaluates the scientific basis that supports management algorithms currently in use and recommends the Parer/Ikeda 5-tier system. This algorithm assigns fetal heart rate patterns to 5 categories based on their progressive risk of fetal acidemia and has been tested in several studies. Clinical management using the 5-tier system is presented in detail.

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Kristen Mauk’s Gerontological Nursing, Fourth Edition Offers an Interdisciplinary Approach to a Growing Population

Gerontological Nursing Competencies for Care, Fourth EditionOver the next three decades, the U.S. population of people over 65 is expected to grow by more than half. By 2050, worldwide life expectancy is also projected to grow by nearly eight years. With more people living longer, health care has never been more important. That’s why we recently published a new edition of Kristen Mauk’s trusted Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care, a text that focuses on caring for older adults through a holistic and interdisciplinary approach.

Based on the framework of the core competencies for baccalaureate nursing education published by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing, it provides the structure necessary to ensure that nursing students attain the recommended knowledge necessary to provide excellent care to older adults.

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New to the Fourth Edition:

  • New chapter on disaster preparedness
  • Expanded content on nutrition, sexuality, dementia, caregiving, and health policy
  • New content on communication, teaching, and care transitions
  • Coverage of prevention and treatment of elder abuse
  • Clinical tips, more case studies, and a comprehensive glossary
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access

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A Guide to Women’s Health, Second Edition Provides a Quick Reference for Clinicians and Students

A Guide to Women’s Health, Second EditionWhile women make up more than half of the population in the United States, health care isn’t always tailored to them. The just published A Guide to Women’s Health, Second Edition by Tolu Oyelowo and Judith Johnson seeks to change that. A practical and multidisciplinary text, it enables students and clinicians to identify and treat conditions quickly and effectively.

Concise and easy-to-use, the Second Edition offers evidence-based information on conventional, complementary, and alternative care choices for a wide-range of conditions affecting women. Topics include epidemiology, etiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic and management considerations, self-care, and wellness.

  • Completely updated and revised to reflect current research findings and diagnostic approaches
  • Explores the impact of culture, spirituality, and intimate partner violence on women’s health
  • Includes a chapter on vulnerable populations, such as recent immigrants, LGBTQ individuals, older adults, individuals with disabilities and mental illness, and non-English speakers

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Lachel Story’s Pathophysiology: A Practical Approach, Third Edition Continues as an Instructor and Student Favorite

Pathophysiology: A Practical Approach, Third EditionDespite providing the foundation for much of nursing education from medical-surgical nursing to pharmacology, pathophysiology continues to intimidate many students. While most textbooks offer too much or not enough information, the new edition of Lachel Story’s Pathophysiology: A Practical Approach selects the ideal level of content and delivers it in a student-friendly, accessible way. Praised by both instructors and students for its clear writing style, use of dynamic images, and current research and epidemiological trends, it employs a concept-based approach.

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The Third Edition takes an innovative approach that brings faculty and students together as co-learners. This empowering methodology answers recent calls from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) and the Robert Wood Foundation that urge educators to change how they teach young nurses in order to meet the needs of new generations.

New to the Third Edition:

  • More content on pediatric issues
  • An active learning and “flipped classroom” approach
  • Expanded and new case studies
  • Additional online resources
  • Navigate 2 Premier Access

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Initiating and Sustaining the Clinical Nurse Leader Role: A Practical Guide, Third Edition Receives 5 Stars

Initiating and Sustaining the Clinical Nurse Leader Role, Third EditionThe essential and invaluable Initiating and Sustaining the Clinical Nurse Leader Role: A Practical Guide, Third Edition by James L. Harris, Linda A. Roussel, and Tricia Thomas recently received a five-star review. According to Cynthia L. Cummings, EdD, RN, CHSE, from the University of North Florida Brooks College of Health, writing for Doody’s Review Service,

“This book is easy to read and very thorough in the descriptions of areas for the clinical nurse leader role. It includes excellent examples and good learning examples.”

Initiating and Sustaining the Clinical Nurse Leader Role: A Practical Guide, Third Edition outlines the role and core values of the clinical nurse leader (CNL) while simultaneously providing valuable content for the CNL certification exam. It features expanded content around the CNL role and offers compelling examples that illustrate the CNL influence on care coordinating, health promotion, and high-performance interprofessional care teams.

New to the Third Edition:

  • Increased emphasis on a new healthcare environment where CNLs practice
  • Moving beyond the triple aim towards the quadruple aim
  • The clinical value compass for improving care
  • Care transitions and the CNL
  • Case exemplars of CNL impacts across care settings
  • Vision for CNLs in 2020

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Falvo and Holland’s Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability, Sixth Edition Features a Unique and Individualized Approach

Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability, Sixth EditionNursing students and professionals who work with the chronically ill need to understand not only their clients’ conditions but also the impact that those conditions have on daily life. The recently published Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability, Sixth Edition by Donna Falvo and Beverley E. Holland explores the impact of chronic illness and disability on the capacity to function on a physical, psychological, social, recreational, and vocational level.

Designed to help students and professionals learn basic medical terminology in order to understand symptoms, diagnoses, treatments, and prognoses, it also helps them interpret reports and documents associated with client care. The text also focuses on how to help clients build and strengthen their personal resources so they may achieve optimal functioning and full participation in all aspects of their lives.

New to the Sixth Edition:

  • New content based on the DSM-V
  • Chapters on neurodevelopmental disorders, psychiatric conditions, and substance abuse
  • Case studies that encourage critical thinking and facilitate problem-solving strategies

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New Edition of Spirituality in Nursing Explores Contemporary Issues in Today’s Complex World

Spirituality in Nursing, Sixth EditionMary Elizabeth O’Brien’s Spirituality in Nursing: Standing on Holy Ground is perhaps the most comprehensive text on spirituality and nursing currently in print. Now in its Sixth Edition, it continues as an invaluable resource for spirituality-focused nursing courses at all levels of education. Examining the relationship between spirituality and the practice of nursing, topics include the history of nursing from a spiritual perspective, how to assess a patient’s spiritual needs, and the nurse’s role in spiritual care.

Completely updated and revised, the text also explores the spiritual needs of the acutely and chronically ill at the end of life. In addition, it delves into parish nursing, prayer in nursing, death and bereavement, and servant leadership in nursing. Also featured are three author-developed theoretical models for nursing practice and the Spiritual Assessment Scale, an instrument to measure a patient’s spiritual well-being.

New to the Sixth Edition:

  • Expanded and updated content on contemporary spirituality in nursing
  • New section on “spirituality and international terrorism” with examples from the Boston Marathon bombing and the terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels
  • New chapter detailing the ministry and nursing practice of Catherine of Siena, called the “patroness of nursing”

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Review: “an excellent, easy to read graduate level book on women’s gynecologic health”

Women’s Gynecologic Health, Third EditionThe trusted, comprehensive, and evidence-based Women’s Gynecologic Health, Third Edition by Kerri Durnell Schuiling and Frances E. Likis has received another rave review. Julie Baker-Townsend, DNP, WHNP- BC, FNP-BC, from the University of North Florida Brooks College of Health, writing for Doody’s Review Service calls it,

“…an excellent, easy to read graduate level book on women’s gynecologic health [that] covers all aspects of gynecological care including cultural care, evidence-based guidelines, and feministic approaches…”

Women’s Gynecologic Health, Third Edition presents women’s gynecologic health from a woman-centered and holistic viewpoint. Encompassing both health promotion and management of gynecologic conditions, it provides clinicians and students with a strong foundation in gynecologic care and the knowledge necessary to apply it in clinical practice. With an emphasis on the importance of respecting the normalcy of female physiology, it is an essential reference for all women’s healthcare providers.

New to the Third Edition:

  • Four new chapters on prenatal and postpartum care, including anatomy and physiologic adaptations of normal pregnancy, diagnosis of pregnancy and overview of prenatal care, common complications of pregnancy, and postpartum care
  • Expanded content on often underrepresented populations and topics, such as caring for lesbian, bisexual, queer, transgender, and gender non-conforming individuals, intimate partner violence, and sexual assault
  • 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 Edition of Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge Gives Students Practical Insights Into the Rapidly Changing Field

Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge, Fourth EditionAs nursing informatics continues to grow and bring value to the healthcare industry, nursing students need current, practical, and powerful tools to facilitate the move from information through knowledge to wisdom. One such resource is the recently published Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge, Fourth Edition by Dee McGonigle and Kathleen Mastrian. With content grounded in the authors’ Foundation of Knowledge Model, it teaches students about the history of healthcare informatics, current issues, basic informatics concepts, and health information management applications.

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New to the Fourth Edition:

  • Updates on EHR systems and the use of SMART technology
  • Two new competency-based assessment tools: the Tiger-Based Assessment of Nursing Informatics Competencies (TANIC) and the Nursing Informatics Competency Assessment (NICA L3/L4)
  • The latest approach to simulation education
  • Case studies
  • Navigate 2 Premier Access

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Issues and Trends in Nursing, Second Edition “offers readers the groundwork to build their knowledge of current policies and practices in nursing”

Issues and Trends in Nursing, Second EditionThe reviews are already starting to come in for the recently published Issues and Trends in Nursing: Practice, Policy, and Leadership, Second Edition by Gayle Roux and Judith A. Halstead. According to Sandra Jean Herron, DNP, from Winona State University, writing for Doody’s Review Service,

“This edition, with its modified title, interactive features, and online resources, offers readers the groundwork to build their knowledge of current policies and practices in nursing.”

Issues and Trends in Nursing: Practice, Policy, and Leadership, Second Edition enables students to stay current with the constantly expanding body of clinical knowledge, healthcare trends, technology, and sociocultural changes affecting nursing practice. It 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
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