New Edition: Evidence-Based Teaching in Nursing: A Foundation for Educators

Evidence-Based Teaching in Nursing, Second EditionToday’s healthcare environment demands that practice be based on evidence. As a result, teaching current, evidence-based nursing concepts has become a necessity for nurse educators. That’s why we’ve just published the completely updated and revised Evidence-Based Teaching in Nursing: A Foundation for Educators, Second Edition by Sharon Cannon and Carol Boswell.

The Second Edition focuses on providing potential and current nursing faculty with the tools and knowledge they need to create successful learning environments grounded in evidence. In addition, it also concentrates on the full role of nursing faculty members in addition to the educational process.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Coverage of social media and informatics
  • Information on different types of classroom and student involvement
  • Discussion of new innovations in online education
  • Focus on simulation education

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

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Just Published: Professional Nursing Concepts, Third Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Professional Nursing Concepts, Third Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage AccessYour trusted professional nursing concepts text is back with a new edition. Professional Nursing Concepts: Competencies for Quality Leadership, Third Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access by Anita Finkelman and Carole Kenner takes a patient-centered, traditional approach to the topic of nursing education.

An ideal text for teaching students how to transition from the classroom to practice, it focuses on the core competencies for health professionals as determined by the Institute of Medicine (IOM).

What else makes the Third Edition special?

  • Incorporates the latest findings from the IOM’s Future of Nursing report
  • New chapter on success in a nursing education program, more case studies throughout, and an electronic reflection journal activity in each chapter
  • New appendices on quality improvement (QI), staffing and a healthy work environment, and getting the right position

Topics include reflective learning and practice, interprofessional reports, healthcare reform resulting from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), CCNE accreditation standards, meaningful use of informatics, AONE principles of leadership and management, the nurse’s role in quality improvement, QSEN and how it relates to the IOM competencies, and health teaching and coaching.

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: Breastfeeding and Human Lactation

Breastfeeding and Human Lactation, Fifth EditionThe wait is over– Breastfeeding and Human Lactation, Fifth Edition by Karen Wambach and Jan Riordan is here!

Breastfeeding and Human Lactation, Fifth Edition continues as the leading reference for the latest clinical techniques and research findings that direct evidence-based clinical practice for lactation consultants and specialists. Thoroughly updated and revised with current research, references, and photos, it contains a clear clinical focus with more than 2,000 research studies supporting the clinical recommendations found in the text.

Topics include placing breastfeeding in its historical context, workplace-related issues, anatomical and biological imperatives of lactation, the prenatal and perinatal periods and concerns during the postpartum period, the mother’s health, and sociocultural issues.

With contributions from the foremost experts in the field, it is also an excellent resource to prepare for certification and practice as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

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

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New Edition: Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Health Professionals Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Health Professionals, Second Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage AccessIn today’s world, it’s essential for healthcare professionals to engage in the economic, political, and policy dimensions of health care. The just published Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Health Professionals, Second Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access by Donna M. Nickitas, Donna J. Middaugh, and Nancy Aries 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.

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 Here

2015 Nurse's Drug HandbookWe’re getting a head start on the new year with the publication of 2015 Nurse’s Drug Handbook, our trusted, practical, and easy-to-use nursing drug reference.

Updated annually, it 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.

The 2015 Nurse’s Drug Handbook 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.

New to the Appendices:

  • Selected Ophthalmic Drugs: brinzolamide/brimonidine tartrate
  • Antihistamines: carbinoxamine maleate
  • Selected Topical Drugs: adapalene/benzolyl peroxide, brimonidine, desoximetasone, luliconazole, and urea
  • Antivirals: dolutegravir, simeprevir, and sofosbuvir
  • Antineoplastic Drugs: erlotinib, ibrutinib, lenalidomide, obinutuzumab, ofatumumab, romidepsin, trametinib, vandetanib, and vemurafenib

Take 2015 Nurse’s Drug Handbook wherever you go with apps for Android, iPhone, and iPad.

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New Edition: Manual of Nursing Diagnosis

Manual of Nursing Diagnosis, Thirteenth EditionHave you been looking for an easy-to-use quick reference that shows how to use diagnoses to guide questions and observations beyond the basic assessment? The just published Manual of Nursing Diagnosis, Thirteenth Edition by Marjory Gordon outlines the major diagnoses listed by NANDA-I in order to help nurses and students create care plans for patients with any range of ailments.

Updated and organized to meet the needs of both novices and expert diagnosticians, it includes sample admission assessment guides for critical care, the family, community, and individuals, including adults, infants, and children. In addition, it helps nurses and students use diagnostic categories in other clinical activities, including critical paths and quality improvement.

New to this edition are the latest NANDA-I changes, including more than 20 new nursing diagnoses, numerous revised nursing diagnoses, and several retired nursing diagnoses.

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

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Just Published: Lubkin’s Chronic Illness, Ninth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Lubkin's Chronic Illness, Ninth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage AccessUnderstanding how the various aspects of chronic illness affect both patients and their families is essential for nursing students. The recently published Lubkin’s Chronic Illness: Impact and Intervention, Ninth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access by Pamala D. Larsen is the only text of its kind to address not only the physical aspects, but also the psychosocial issues that affect individuals and families living with chronic disease. What’s more, the author lends a personal perspective by chronicling throughout the text her own experiences with her husband’s terminal illness.

The Ninth Edition takes an application-to-practice-based approach by covering the impact, interventions, and outcomes associated with chronic illness. Completely updated and revised, it includes expanded content on the illness experience, health policy, and the role of the advanced practice nurse in chronic illness.

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.

What else makes the Ninth Edition special?

  • Expanded personal and real-life comments from the perspective of the caregiver
  • New case studies
  • Two new chapters on Loss and Spirituality
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Updated approach to the chapter covering Sexuality

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5-Star Review for Adult CCRN Certification Review, Second Edition

Adult CCRN Certification Review, Second EditionAdult CCRN Certification Review, Second Edition by Ann J. Brorsen and Keri R. Rogelet just earned a perfect score of 100 and 5 stars from Doody’s Review Service. According to reviewer, Cynthia Lee Cummings, RN, MSN, EdD, from the University of North Florida Brooks College of Health, it is “well written and appropriate [for] anyone choosing to take the CCRN exam.”

Read more excerpts from the review:

“The book features over 1,200 questions divided into systems. This edition now includes sections on behavioral/psychosocial issues and special problems in critical care such as pregnancy, obesity, etc. The questions are well written and appropriate.

This is a good resource for anyone preparing to take the CCRN exam. They will find it very valuable.”

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Announcing a Revolutionary New Text for Undergraduate Pharmacology

Pharmacology for Nurses Includes Navigate 2 Advantage AccessWould you like a new approach to teaching pharmacology to undergraduate nursing students? Check out our ground-breaking new text, Pharmacology for Nurses by Blaine T. Smith. Even better, each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook with numerous animations, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.

Pharmacology 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.

In fact, nursing instructors are already seeing the difference that Pharmacology for Nurses makes in their teaching. According to Jim Harris, MSN, RN, PhD, from the Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College,

“I have been teaching using a concept-based approach with a textbook that is strictly drug classification-based. I’ve developed advanced organizers for pharmacology students, and some active learning activities, but these lack a certain level of integration. Now with [this] product I can present in a more integrated manner and teach conceptually from the textbook and of course from practice.”

What else makes Pharmacology for Nurses so special?

  • 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

What are you waiting for? Preview a sample chapter now or visit our website.

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Just Published: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide, Sixth Edition

Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide, Sixth EditionAre you looking for a review guide designed especially for practicing nurses preparing for the acute and primary care certification examination offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the Adult Gerontology Primary Care examination offered by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners? We just published it.

Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide, Sixth Edition by Sally K. Miller reflects the combined adult-gerontology certification. Completely updated and revised, it contains the latest guidelines and standards of care. New to this edition are two new sections on primary care and acute care, an expanded gerontology chapter, and body system chapters that distinguish between gerontology and acute care issues.

Ideal for students, new graduates, and clinicians studying for certification exams, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide, Sixth Edition is also an excellent reference guide in the practice setting.

Included with each new print book is an Access Code for Navigate TestPrep, a dynamic and fully hosted online assessment tool offering the book’s questions and robust reporting.

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