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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Review: Leadership for Evidence-Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions “would be a great addition to the library of any healthcare leader”

Leadership for Evidence-Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions Our recently published Leadership for Evidence-Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions by Sandra Davidson, Daniel Weberg, Tim Porter-O’Grady, and Kathy Malloch is already garnering great reviews. According to Michalene A. King, PhD, RN, CNE, from Robert Morris University, writing for Doody’s Review Service, it is,

“…the first book of its kind that I have seen. It covers important information about EBP and leadership [and] would be a great addition to the library of any healthcare leader.”

Written by healthcare leaders for current and future innovation leaders, Leadership for Evidence-Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions addresses the current and emerging issues facing healthcare leaders and practitioners who lead evidence-based innovation. A truly unique text, it systematically addresses innovation and evidence from the perspectives of both a leader and a practitioner within the context of health care.

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National Nurses Week Champions A Culture of Safety

NursesWeek2016logoToday marks the beginning of National Nurses Week, a nationwide celebration of nurses and the vital work that they do.  Observed annually, National Nurses Week begins on May 6 and ends on May 12 to commemorate Florence Nightingale’s birthday. This year’s theme is “Culture of Safety. It Starts with You.”

According to the American Nurses Association (ANA), a culture of safety includes:

  • Openness and mutual trust when discussing safety concerns and solutions without individual blame
  • Marshaling of appropriate resources, such as safe staffing- and skill-mix levels
  • A learning environment in which healthcare professionals learn from errors and proactively detect systemic weaknesses
  • Transparency and accountability

Watch the Nurses Week Video with ANA President, Pam Cipriano:

Join us this week in celebrating some of our favorite people– nurses!

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5-Star Review for Butts and Rich’s Nursing Ethics, Fourth Edition

Nursing Ethics, Fourth EditionEthics are, without question, an essential component of nursing practice. For instance, the American Nurses Association deemed 2015 as the “Year of Ethics.” In addition, Gallop continually finds that the public sees nursing as the most honest and ethical profession.

Now our highly regarded Nursing Ethics: Across the Curriculum and Into Practice, Fourth Edition by Janie B. Butts and Karen L. Rich has received a 5-star review. Debra Gorman-Badar, BS, MA, from Saint Louis University, writing for Doody’s Review Service, assesses that it,

“…will help stimulate the moral imaginations of nursing students and professional nurses so that they are able to recognize ethical issues and…apply analytical skills in ethical decision making.”

Written to help prepare students and professionals for the moral issues they will encounter in nursing practice, the completely updated and revised Fourth Edition reflects the evolution of nursing ethics within heath care.

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • Coverage of the 2015 American Nurses Association’s Code of Ethics with Interpretative Statements
  • New case studies and activities throughout each chapter
  • Boxed features highlight research notes, legal perspectives, and ethical reflections
  • Expanded content on the ethical competencies of nurses
  • 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

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

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Just Published: Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Review

Family Nurse Practitioner Certification ReviewAccording to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), family nurse practitioners (FNP) make up more than 50% of all nurse practitioners in the U.S. As a result, high-quality certification review resources have never been more important. That’s why we just published Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Review by Julie G. Stewart and Nancy Dennert.

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

Learn more at our website.

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Review: Role Development in Professional Nursing Practice, Fourth Edition is “a well-rounded view of the subject”

Role Development in Professional Nursing Practice, Fourth EditionRole development is such an important component to a successful nursing career, one that includes a strong foundation in teamwork and collaboration, communication, leadership, quality improvement, and safety. In a recent 4-star review of Role Development in Professional Nursing Practice, Fourth Edition by Kathleen Masters, Beth A. Ammerman, MSN, BSN, from Linden Family Medicine, writing for Doody’s Review Service, deems it,

“…a well-rounded view of the subject. This is a solid tool for beginning students in nursing. This update, which incorporates nursing core competencies, critical thinking, and case studies, is justified.”

Role Development in Professional Nursing Practice, Fourth Edition maintains a focus on professional role socialization and integrates the Nurse of the Future (NOF): Nurse Core Competency model throughout. Also examined are issues within the context of the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies.

What else makes the Fourth Edition special?

  • Key Competency boxes showcase the NOF Nursing Competencies that highlight the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSA) required of the professional nurse
  • One chapter for each QSEN competency, including a new chapter on teamwork and collaboration
  • Incorporates the updated Scope and Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics from the American Nurses Association (ANA)
  • 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 Susan B. Bastable’s Essentials of Patient Education

Essentials of Patient Education, Second EditionIn today’s healthcare environment, nurses need to be prepared for their increasing role in patient teaching, health education, and health promotion. Essentials of Patient Education, Second Edition by Susan B. Bastable focuses on the basic principles of teaching and learning by emphasizing the professional nurse’s role in educating patients and families effectively and efficiently in various healthcare settings.

The Second Edition explores new topics of motor learning, gender differences in the brain, the ethics of patient education, and the nurse’s legal role as mandated by state practice. It also features completely revised chapter content and updated references, providing evidence from research and theoretical foundations to substantiate content throughout the text.

  • Covers health literacy, compliance, motivation, gender, culture, and socioeconomic issues
  • Case studies offer the opportunity to apply teaching and learning principles
  • 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

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

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New Edition: Clinical Guidelines for Advanced Practice Nursing

Clinical Guidelines for Advanced Practice Nursing, Third EditionClinical decision making is essential for advanced practice nurses at all levels of expertise. The recently published 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 highlights the complex healthcare conditions that advanced practice nurses often encounter in ambulatory care settings.

An accessible and practice reference, the Third Edition outlines disease and procedure-specific guidelines to assist the clinician in rendering sound clinical decisions and implementing accurate treatment plans. Written in the S-O-A-P (Subjective-Objective-Assessment-Plan) format to underscore the process of clinical decision making, it is divided into four ambulatory care specialties areas: Pediatrics, Gynecology, Obstetrics, and Adult General Medicine. The text focuses on the continuity of care through its coverage of the healthcare conditions and procedures commonly seen and done in ambulatory or primary care settings.

New to the Third Edition:

  • Guidelines for common healthcare concerns and conditions
  • Emphasis on chronic complex disorders that pose challenges for clinicians
  • Clinical guidelines and the legal scope of advanced nursing practice
  • Resources and tools intended to assist clinicians with clinical decision making

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

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New Review: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide, Sixth Edition

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide, Sixth Edition Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide: Primary Care, Sixth Edition by JoAnne Silbert-Flagg and Elizabeth D. Sloand was recently reviewed by Doody’s Review Service. Tedra S. Smith, DNP. MSN, CRNP, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, writing for Doody’s Review Service, says that it is,

“…recommended as a review for pediatric primary care nurse practitioner certification exams. [It] gives learners an opportunity to critically review the material then immediately test their knowledge.”

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide: Primary Care, Sixth Edition is an essential resource for nurses preparing to take certification examinations offered by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Completely updated and revised, it reflects the most current guidelines and standards of practice.

What else makes the Sixth Edition special?

  • New content on asthma, learning disabilities, mental and behavioral health problems, obesity, violence, substance abuse, and sexually transmitted infections
  • Incorporates the concepts of health care homes or medical homes, providing culturally sensitive and competent care, and the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)
  • 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

Would you like to learn more? Visit our website.

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