New Review for Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Health Professionals, Second Edition

Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Health Professionals, Second EditionGreat news to share– we’ve just received a new review for Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Health Professionals, Second Edition by Donna M. Nickitas, Donna J. Middaugh, and Nancy Aries. According to Carole Ann Kenner, PhD, RN, FAAN, The College of New Jersey, for Doody’s Review Service, the new edition,

“…uses real-life clinical exemplars to demonstrate how policy shapes practice. [It also] adds the interdisciplinary dimension to healthcare and the need for many groups…to work together to positively impact practice through policy.”

Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Health Professionals, Second Edition focuses on the idea that all healthcare providers require a fundamental understanding of the healthcare system including, but not limited to, knowledge required to practice their discipline.

The Second Edition offers a nursing focus intertwined with an interdisciplinary approach to create a well-rounded understanding of healthcare practice and policy. In addition, it features contributions from nurses and other health professionals, including activists, politicians, and economists. New to this edition are updates to the current healthcare environment and coverage of the Affordable Care Act.

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 Review: Caring for the Vulnerable: Perspectives in Nursing Theory, Practice, and Research, Fourth Edition

Caring for the Vulnerable, Fourth EditionEarlier this year, we published Caring for the Vulnerable: Perspectives in Nursing Theory, Practice, and Research, Fourth Edition by Mary de Chesnay and Barbara A. Anderson, an essential resource that explores vulnerability from the perspective of individuals, groups, communities, and populations.

In a recent review, Michalene A King, PhD, RN, CNE, Robert Morris University, for Doody’s Review Service writes that,

“This is a unique book that covers many aspects of caring for vulnerable persons. It can be used as a reference by nursing students and practicing nurses.”

Written by nurses for nurses, the Fourth Edition integrates the theoretical with the practical to help students and professionals care for vulnerable populations, develop programs that make an impact in serving this community, and influence health policy

  • 25 new chapters that address the needs of diverse populations
  • Case studies integrated throughout the text
  • DNP-specific content

In addition, 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.

Would you like to learn more? Preview a sample chapter now or visit our website.

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Review: Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care, Third Edition is “a great resource”

Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care, Third EditionThe May 2015 issue of the Journal of Emergency Nursing included a terrific review for Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care, Third Edition by Kristen L. Mauk. According to the review,

“This book is not only a good resource for those teaching gerontological nursing but also a great resource for any practitioner providing care for the geriatric population. The content is not specific to the emergency nurse, but with the increasing number of aging adults in our country and some hospitals developing units specific to this population, this book would be an invaluable tool for the nursing staff’s use in fully understanding how to appropriately care for this population.

This book would [also] be useful for the nurse who is not in school but simply wants to learn more about providing care for the older adult, as well as promoting change in a department.”

Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care, Third Edition is a comprehensive and student-accessible text that offers a holistic and inter-disciplinary approach to caring for the elderly.

  • Framework built around the Core Competencies set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing
  • Gives students the skills and theory needed to provide outstanding care for the growing elderly population
  • Key features include chapter outlines, learning objectives, discussion questions, personal reflection boxes, and case studies
  • 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

Would you like to learn more? Preview a sample chapter now or visit our website.

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New Review: Health Policy and Politics: A Nurse’s Guide, Fifth Edition

Health Policy and Politics, Fifth EditionReviews are already coming in for the recently published Health Policy and Politics: A Nurse’s Guide, Fifth Edition by Jeri A. Milstead.

Carole Ann Kenner, PhD, RN, FAAN, The College of New Jersey for Doody’s Review Service writes that,

“This edition addresses key issues about the need for nurses to be actively involved in policymaking. It gives good examples of why a nursing background lends itself to public policy.”

Health Policy and Politics: A Nurse’s Guide, Fifth Edition explores the entire health policy process, from agenda setting to policy and program evaluation. It includes expanded information about the breadth and depth of policy making, as well as the impact of social media, economics, finance, and other current topics.

New to the Fifth Edition:

  • Updated case studies
  • New chapter on inter-professional practice, education, and research
  • Coverage of the Affordable Care Act and other laws that affect consumer health care and the organization of the health care system
  • Expanded content on economics and finance
  • New content on the impact of social media on health care consumers and systems
  • 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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2015 Nurse’s Drug Handbook is a “comprehensive review”

2015 Nurse's Drug HandbookThe appeal of 2015 Nurse’s Drug Handbook continues to grow. According to Steven A. Sheffer, an EMS instructor from Florida State College at Jacksonville,

“It provides a comprehensive review of the most comprehensive information in a single volume of the most widely used meds. [It is] useful across all allied health professions beyond nursing. The drug calculation and formula section is helpful for students as well as the patient teaching points.”

Updated annually, 2015 Nurse’s Drug Handbook provides accurate and timely facts on hundreds of drugs from abatacept to zonisamide. Written in a no-nonsense style that speaks your language in terms you use every day, it offers concise and consistently formatted drug entries organized alphabetically. In addition, it includes:

  • Index of all generic, trade, and alternate drug names
  • Chemical and therapeutic classes, FDA pregnancy risk category, and controlled substance schedule
  • Indications and dosages, as well as route, onset, peak, and duration information
  • Incompatibilities and contraindications
  • Interactions with drugs, food, and activities
  • Adverse reactions
  • Nursing considerations, including key teaching points for patients
  • Mechanism-of-action illustrations
  • Warnings and precautions

New drug entries: hydrocodone bitartrate, levomilnacipran hydrochloride, lomitapide mesylate, mipomersen sodium, prothrombin complex concentrate (human), and vortioxetine hydrobromide.

Can’t wait to learn more? Visit our website. While you’re there, check out our mobile apps for Android, iPhone, and iPad.

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Navigate 2 Advantage Access for Pharmacology for Nurses Brings Pharmacology to Life with Interactive Animations

Navigate 2 Advantage Access for Pharmacology for NursesDid you know that our groundbreaking Pharmacology for Nurses by Blaine T. Smith offers Navigate 2 Advantage Access? Included with each new print copy or available as digital-only access, it unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools. What’s more, Navigate 2 Advantage Access for Pharmacology for Nurses features more than 20 interactive animations. They include:

  • Pharmacokinetics of Drugs
  • Schematic Representation of Protein Binding
  • Parts of a Syringe
  • Administering a Subcutaneous Injection
  • Subcutaneous Injection Sites
  • How to Give an Intramuscular Injection
  • Administering a Vastus lateralis Injection
  • Administering a Deltoid Injection
  • Using an Inhaler
  • Administering Nasal Spray
  • Comparison of the Two Divisions of the Autonomic Nervous System
  • Two Parts of The Nervous System
  • Sites of Action of Opioid Analgesics
  • Neuromuscular Transmission
  • Catecholamine Synthesis
  • Catecholamine Metabolism
  • The Gastrointestinal System’s Functions
  • Human Endocrine System
  • Glucose Metabolism
  • Hormonal Interactions in PCOS
  • Anatomy of the Eye
  • Diagram Azole Antifungal Inhibition of Ergosterol Biosynthesis

Preview an animation now:

About the text:

Pharmacology for NursesPharmacology for Nurses presents the complex topic of pharmacology to undergraduate nursing students through its concise, yet digestible coverage of the material, overall design, and use of images and tables to reinforce content. It also draws on a vast array of pharmacology teaching experience and knowledge from top nursing faculty.

  • Designed to reflect real-life clinical applications as well as a fundamental introduction to pharmacology for nurses
  • Focuses on the critical need-to-know information, including the interrelationship of physiologic processes, drug interactions, and the homeostatic nature of the body
  • Presents the basics of both pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in a way that applies each subject to clinical practice
  • Explores patient and drug variables as well as drug interactions and effects along with the administration of medications

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

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Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, Seventh Edition Is Here

Holistic Nursing, Seventh Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage AccessThe definitive resource for holistic nursing for both students and professionals is back with the just published Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, Seventh Edition by authors Barbara Montgomery Dossey and Lynn Keegan and editors Cynthia C. Barrere, Mary A. Blaszko Helming, Deborah A. Shields, and Karen M. Avino. In addition, 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.

Completely updated and revised, it includes seven new chapters on creative expressions in healing, herbs and dietary supplements, holistic leadership, holistic nursing education, self-care and self-development, advanced holistic nursing practice, and advanced integrative health and well-being practice demonstrated through case study exemplars.

With an ideal blend of theoretical and practical content, the Seventh Edition features Dr. Dossey’s Theory of Integral Nursing, including an update on global nursing and the UN Millennium goals. There is increased emphasis on teaching holistic nursing in undergraduate and graduate programs, including the use of simulation as an effective teaching pedagogy, an enhanced focus on ways to enrich holistic care to improve patient outcomes through evidence-based practice and research, and new integrative health and wellness assessments. Essential chapters on Nurse Coaching and Dying in Peace, along with all other past chapters, are updated.

Each chapter begins with Nurse Healer Objectives to guide learning within the theoretical, clinical, and personal domains and concludes with Nurse Healer Reflections to encourage readers to reflect on what they have learned. Also featured are helpful Directions for Future Research, definitions of key terms, and case studies that illustrate how to use and integrate the interventions into clinical practice.

Organized by the five Core Values of the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) and aligned with the American Holistic Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association (ANA) Holistic Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, Second Edition:

  • Core Value 1: Holistic Philosophy, Theories, and Ethics
  • Core Value 2: Holistic Caring Process
  • Core Value 3: Holistic Communication, Therapeutic Environment, and Cultural Diversity
  • Core Value 4: Holistic Education and Research
  • Core Value 5: Holistic Nurse Self-Reflection and Self-Care

Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, Seventh Edition has been awarded the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) Seal of Distinction. This newly developed Seal of Distinction indicates that the book is aligned with AHNA’s mission, vision, and Holistic Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, Second Edition; is of interest to holistic nurses and of significant value to the nursing profession; provides knowledge that advances holistic nursing; is timely and relevant; is consistent with relevant historical publications; is scientifically and technically accurate; and is authored by individuals with demonstrated expertise in the field of the work submitted.

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

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Just Published: Neonatal Certification Review for the CCRN and RNC High-Risk Examinations, Second Edition

Neonatal Certification Review for the CCRN and RNC High-Risk Examinations, Second Edition Includes Navigate 2 Preferred AccessAre you preparing for certification as a neonatal nurse? Our just published Neonatal Certification Review for the CCRN and RNC High-Risk Examinations, Second Edition by Keri R. Rogelet and Ann J. Brorsen is just what you need.

Ideal for those seeking the RNC credential in Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing (RNC-NIC) or the neonatal CCRN credential, the completely updated and revised Second Edition also offers helpful information about Low Risk Neonatal Nursing (RNC-LRN) certification.

  • Contains more than 1,000 questions with comprehensive answer rationales on a broad range of topics
  • Includes test-taking strategies
  • New section on breastfeeding

What’s more, each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Preferred Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook and Navigate 2 TestPrep with questions generated from the book.

What are you waiting for? Find out more at our website.

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National Nurses Week Celebrates Ethical Practice and Quality Care

NNW2015smallEarlier this year, the American Nurses Association (ANA) designated 2015 as the “Year of Ethics.” Recognizing the importance of ethics in all aspects of nursing practice, ANA also released a revised code of ethics for the profession, the first since 2001.

In keeping with this, the theme of 2015 National Nurses Week is “Ethical Practice. Quality Care.” It highlights the significant impact nurses have on upholding “the highest level of quality and ethical standards in their practice to ensure the delivery of superior health care to patients, families and society.”

Watch a National Nurses Week Greeting from ANA President Pamela Cipriano:

Celebrated annually from May 6, National Nurses Day, through May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday, National Nurses Week acknowledges the crucial role that nurses play in elevating ethical standards that garner genuine trust. For example, the annual Gallup survey has found that the public rated nursing as the most honest, ethical profession consecutively for the past 13 years. Read more about the history of National Nurses Week.

Please join us in celebrating the contribution nurses make this and every week!

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Jones & Bartlett Learning Nursing Forum “was completely invigorating”

2015-04-17 08.27.00Last month, we hosted our first Nursing Forum, a day-long professional development event for nursing instructors at the Conference Center at Waltham Woods. Drawing attendees from all over New England and beyond, the Nursing Forum focused on “Educating the Next Generation of Nurses” with a series of workshops and presentations from experts on a wide-variety of topics.

In addition, it included an interactive Learning Center where attendees could browse our titles and find out more about our digital nursing products such as Navigate 2 and online courses and curricula. While there, they could also catch enlightening demos from Educational Technology Consultant, Rob Howson, and an informative poster presented by Corinna Preuschoff, PhD.

Executive Editor, Amanda Martin, summed up the energy of the day by saying that,

“We are so pleased with the success of our first annual Nursing Forum! It was a day of information sharing, collaboration, and ongoing dialogue around the unique trends and issues facing today’s nursing education landscape. We are grateful to our speakers for their thought-provoking sessions and to our participants for their active engagement. I feel privileged to work for a company that places such value on the expansion and dissemination of nursing knowledge, and this event marks an exciting step forward for the Nursing Division at Jones & Bartlett Learning.”

Attendees had rave reviews as well. According to Valeria Ramdin from Northeastern University, it was “such a wonderful and insightful conference.” While Pat Hedderson from NYCCT declared that “it was completely invigorating!”

2015-04-17 13.53.24Kicking off the day was Margaret Reneau, PhD, MSN, RN, Director of Online Nursing Programs for Saint Xavier University, who spoke about “Nursing Education for the 21st Century: Transitioning to Online Course Delivery.” Read some feedback from attendees:

“Dr. Reneau was fabulous. I would definitely come to another conference to listen to her.”

“Excellent! She was a great speaker and her topic was very relevant.”

Jeri Milstead, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, author of the recently published Health Policy and Politics: A Nurse’s Guide, Fifth Edition, delivered an inspiring session on “Health Policy and Politics: Leadership in Action.” Read what attendees had to say:

“Absolutely amazing – shared her passion for nurse leadership with effective, anecdotal stories.”

“Loved her down to earth presentation! Makes me want to delve more into political advocacy for health care.”

Dr. Patty Spurr, Associate Dean and Professor from Spalding University gave an educational and entertaining talk on “Moving from Face-to-Face to Online Programming for an RN to BSN Program.” Read more feedback from attendees:

“Good information. Loved her sense of humor.”

“Inspiring on how to make it work.”

Anita Finkelman, RN, MSN, from Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences School of Nursing, and author of the recently published Professional Nursing Concepts: Competencies for Quality Leadership, Third Edition, presented an engaging session on “Applying Technology to Engage Students Today and in the Future: Successes and Challenges.” Read some of the attendee feedback:

“Dr. Finkelman is a great speaker.”

“Humbling to be able to see her speak; her knowledge base is so broad.”

Diane Hanley, MS, RN-BC, EJD, Director at Boston Medical Center, offered expert insights on “The Practice Perspective.” Read what attendees had to say:

“Very informative regarding residency program for new graduates.”

“It was good to have a speaker out of the practice setting; she gave very practical pointers to take back to the classroom.”

The entire nursing team at Jones & Bartlett Learning would like to send a huge thank you to everyone who attended our Nursing Forum and made the day such a triumph!

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