World Breastfeeding Week Highlights Uniting for the Common Good

World Breastfeeding Week

Join us in celebrating the 25th annual World Breastfeeding Week. Observed internationally from August 1-7, World Breastfeeding Week showcases the importance of protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding around the world. This year’s theme is “Sustaining Breastfeeding Together.”

Coordinated by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), World Breastfeeding Week 2017 seeks to:

  • Anchor: recognise your role and the difference you make within your area of work
  • Engage: reach out to others to establish areas of common interest
  • Galvanise: work together to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030

Watch a World Breastfeeding Week message from Dato’ Dr. Anwar Fazal, Chairperson Emeritus of WABA:

For decades, Jones & Bartlett Learning has been committed to creating high-quality breastfeeding resources for clinicians, students, and instructors. We proudly celebrate World Breastfeeding Week.

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Streamlined Financial Management for Nurse Managers, Fourth Edition Focuses on Core Financial Management Topics

Nurse leaders address financial management issues in a variety of settings, including hospitals, ambulatory/outpatient clinics, long-term care facilities, and home care. Our recently published Financial Management for Nurse Managers: Merging the Heart with the Dollar, Fourth Edition by J. Michael Leger and Janne Dunham-Taylor is a unique text that covers a wide-range of financial information, such as healthcare finance, economics, budgeting, reimbursements, accounting, and financial strategies.

Completely updated and revised, the Fourth Edition features a new, streamlined structure that concentrates on core financial management topics while condensing supplemental material. Download the comprehensive transition guide now.

Financial Management for Nurse Managers, Fourth EditionAs a result, the text is now organized into three parts:

  • Healthcare, the Economy, and Value-Based Purchasing
  • Budget Principles
  • Financial Strategies and Accounting Issues

The Fourth Edition also focuses on bringing financial concepts to life for students with real-life applications in nursing practice. For instructors, it offers invaluable resources, such as staffing and budgeting practice activities.

Learn more and preview a sample chapter at our website.

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Mary E. McDonald’s The Nurse Educator’s Guide to Assessing Learning Outcomes Returns with a New Edition

The Nurse Educators Guide to Assessing Learning Outcomes, Fourth EditionNurse educators need to craft reliable and valid assessment materials, including multiple-choice exams, true-false tests, matching exercises, and essay responses. Just published The Nurse Educator’s Guide to Assessing Learning Outcomes, Fourth Edition by Mary E. McDonald provides instructors with a comprehensive, in-depth guide to creating effective classroom exams.

With hundreds of sample test questions and detailed scoring rubrics, it is an invaluable resource for educators preparing their students for successful careers in nursing. In addition, the text delves into the pedagogy behind Bloom’s taxonomy, how to gauge the difficulty level of questions, and how to revise questions to increase their cognitive challenge. It also helps nurse educators develop questions that require students to think critically and features a chapter on NCLEX test question development.

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • A new appendix covering more than 200 sample item stems for client needs
  • Expanded overviews of Bloom’s original and revised taxonomies
  • Additional questions targeted to NCLEX preparation
  • Updated references and sample questions

Learn more and preview a sample chapter at our website.

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Pocket Guide for Lactation Management, Third Edition is “an excellent guide for any person working with nursing mothers”

Pocket Guide for Lactation Management, Third EditionPocket Guide for Lactation Management, Third Edition by Karin Cadwell and Cindy Turner-Maffei just received a terrific review from Clinical Lactation. Angela D. Stokes, MA, writes that,

“Overall, the book is an excellent guide for any person working with nursing mothers, and I would highly recommend it to be available in every maternity ward in hospitals, in breastfeeding support groups, as well as being a required text for any breastfeeding peer counselor.”

Pocket Guide for Lactation Management, Third Edition is an essential resource for new and experienced lactation care providers. Convenient and easy-to-use, it offers problem solving and counseling strategies for the wide-variety of situations commonly encountered by those working with child-bearing families. Learn more at our website.

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Public Health Nursing: Practicing Population-Based Care, Third Edition Broadens the Discussion on Public Health

Public Health Nursing: Practicing Population-Based Care, Third EditionIn today’s world, it’s important to see public health nursing within the larger paradigm of primary health care. The just published Public Health Nursing: Practicing Population-Based Care, Third Edition by Marie Truglio-Londrigan and Sandra B. Lewenson challenges educators and students to broaden their perspectives on public health and working with populations.

It examines how to develop and implement key interventions for particular populations in order to attain better health outcomes. Topics include the role of nursing in primary health care, the history of public health nursing, the science of population-based care, and evidence-based practice for population health.

New to the Third Edition:

  • New chapter on the social justice and ethics of population-based care
  • New chapter on the relationship between health and the natural and built environment
  • New chapter on present-day disasters and disaster management, featuring case studies on Hurricane Irene and mass violence
  • More information on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • Navigate 2 Companion Website

Interested in learning more? Visit our website.

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Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring, Third Edition “is an excellent reference”

Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring, Third EditionKnowledge of electronic fetal heart rate monitoring is crucial to OB nurses. In fact, studies have shown that a lack of understanding around electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) is one of the leading cause of lawsuits. That’s what makes our recently published Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: The 5-Tier System, Third Edition by Julian T. Parer, Tekoa L. King, and Tomoaki Ikeda so timely and relevant.

In a new review, Anthony Shanks, MD, from Indiana University School of Medicine, writes for Doody’s Review Service that,

“This is an excellent reference and one that I will be going back to often. It is easy to read and, more importantly, interesting to read.”

Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: The 5-Tier System, Third Edition 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.

  • 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
  • Evaluates the scientific basis that supports management algorithms currently in use and recommends the Parer/Ikeda 5-tier system

Learn more and preview a sample chapter at our website.

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Jones & Bartlett Learning Authors Chosen as 2017 American Academy of Nursing Fellows

American Academy of Nursing class of 2017 fellowsWe’re delighted to announce that several of our authors are part of the prestigious American Academy of Nursing class of 2017 fellows. They include Dorothy Brockopp, Barbara Holmes Gobel, Lynette Hamlin, and Nancy Short.

This year’s class includes 173 distinguished nurse leaders selected for their “significant contributions to nursing and health care.” The new fellows will be inducted into the Academy at their 2017 Transforming Health, Driving Policy conference in Washington, D.C. this fall.

According to Academy President, Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN,

“I am proud to welcome this talented cohort of nurses as they join the ranks of the nation’s foremost health care thought leaders. They bring a rich variety of expertise to the table, and we look forward to recognizing their accomplishments at our policy conference, and then working with them to transform health policy, practice, and research by applying our collective nursing knowledge.”

Please join us in congratulating the 2017 fellows on this monumental achievement!

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Judith Lauwers’s Quick Reference for the Lactation Professional, Second Edition “is a wealth of knowledge”

Quick Reference for the Lactation Professional, Second EditionJudith Lauwers’s Quick Reference for the Lactation Professional, Second Edition has received another rave review. Mechell R. Turner, MEd, CCH, CD, writes in Clinical Lactation that the portable size makes it easy to “fit into a large lab coat pocket [and it is] useful for a busy practitioner.”

She continues that,

“The book comes in handy for dealing with difficult and advanced issues that require an interdisciplinary team effort. One chapter is dedicated to “Techniques and Devices.” Each product and technique is simply explained in a step by step process that shows best practice as well as those practices and devices that are ineffectual. There is a lot of common sense in the text.

Lauwers defines good management, describes what makes a good consult, and outlines how to carry out the newborn and maternal assessments. Text boxes give effective tips, communications dos and don’ts, and use inclusive language for care providers and clients.

The back of the book is a wealth of knowledge that makes the book worth the money and the read. It includes a summary of the International Code of Marketing Breastmilk Substitutes; the World Health Organization growth charts; Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, documentation forms; 7% and 10% weight loss charts; and an English, French, and Spanish glossary.”

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.

To learn more, just visit our website.

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Allison J. Terry’s Clinical Research for the Doctor of Nursing Practice, Third Edition Illuminates the DNP Project

Clinical Research for the Doctor of Nursing Practice, Third EditionStudents in Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs need to know how to conceptualize, design, and implement their research in order to become agents of change in multiple healthcare settings. The just published Clinical Research for the Doctor of Nursing Practice, Third Edition by Allison J. Terry walks students through each crucial step of the DNP project while demystifying common challenges, such as how to develop a research question, select a methodology, and develop a proposal for implementation.

New to the Third Edition:

  • New chapter on selecting a research methodology
  • Renewed focus on and discussion of theoretical frameworks
  • Guides for translating DNP project findings into practice
  • An overview of the role of the DNP-educated nurse in academia
  • Analysis of updates to HIPAA legislation

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

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Review: Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician, Fourth Edition by Marsha Walker is “an extensive volume of evidence-based information”

Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician, Fourth EditionIn a new review of Marsha Walker’s Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician: Using the Evidence, Fourth Edition for Clinical Lactation, Heather D. Leopold, RN, LMT, writes that,

“In a world where mothers are often pitted against each other, lactation is particularly contentious as breastfeeding experts, who may or may not be medical professionals, are steadily challenged about the validity of the information they present. We are often called names and told we should stop being so dogmatic. Many times, lactation specialists may not be able to put their finger on specific information they know to be true and instead scramble to find resources.

Marsha Walker, well-respected nurse and lactation consultant, board member of Baby-Friendly USA and Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition, has compiled an extensive volume of evidence-based information that puts to rest the argumentation.

Lactation specialists often feel the coldness of presenting solid information to someone with a different understanding, but thankfully, this book pulls the most concerning topics together and provides us with excellent references so it is not ‘us against the world.’”

Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician: Using the Evidence, Fourth Edition is an essential, practical, and award-winning 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

Learn more and preview a sample chapter at our website.

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