New Review: Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care, Third Edition

Gerontological Nursing, Third EditionGerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care, Third Edition by Kristen L. Mauk was recently reviewed by Doody’s Review Service. According to reviewer Sudha C. Patel, BSN, MN, MA, DNS. RN, from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, “[it] is vital as it addresses the competencies needed for providing nursing care to the geriatric population.”

Read more excerpts from the review:

“The book comprehensively covers gerontological nursing care, including its foundations, landmarks in its development, communication and assessment, health promotion, risk reduction and disease prevention, illness management, and geriatric syndromes and issues, with an emphasis on evidence-based clinical practice.

The major concepts are divided into eight units, which begin with learning objectives. Chapters in the units identify relevant competencies and offer useful tools for assessment, including excellent chapter summary and personal refection sections and critical thinking exercises. Cultural consideration helps students understand how to provide culturally sensitive care. With its accompanying online resources, this is an integrated teaching/learning package for instructors and students.

The book features clear, concise writing throughout [and] is relevant and up to date with the current issues in gerontological care.”

Interested in learning more? Preview a sample chapter now or visit our website. Don’t forget to check out our just released Navigate 2 nursing demo course: Advantage Access for Gerontological Nursing, Third Edition.

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New on CourseSmart: Applied Clinical Informatics for Nurses

Applied Clinical Informatics for NursesOur recently published Applied Clinical Informatics for Nurses by Susan Alexander, Karen Frith, and Haley Hoy is now available as a CourseSmart eBook.

As the field of clinical informatics continues to expand, students need to have a minimum level of competence around the principles and application of informatics. This text gives beginning nursing students the practical, need-to-know information for effective use of informatics in the clinical setting.

Designed to help educators create significant and practical learning experiences for nursing students in clinical informatics, Applied Clinical Informatics for Nurses employs a contextually-based teaching approach to promote clinical decision-making, ethical conduct, and problem solving. Content throughout the text reflects a variety of strategic priorities identified by agencies such as the National Institute for Nursing Research and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Key features include:

  • Case Studies
  • Digital ancillaries to support the text
  • Real-world coverage of fall prevention, bar coding, and pharmacy management

Want to learn more? Preview a sample chapter now or visit our website.

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Jones & Bartlett Learning to Exhibit and Present at the ATI National Nurse Educator Summit

Are you attending the ATI National Nurse Educator Summit in Orlando, FL next week? Starting on Monday, April 14, we’ll be there displaying our latest nursing titles and demoing our brand new RN to BSN Online Curriculum Solution.

In addition, we have some exciting events planned too, including:

Poster Session: Monday, April 14 from 11:30am to 12:45pm during lunch in the Bonnet Creek Ballroom. Presented by Corinna Preuschoff, PhD, from Jones & Bartlett Learning, the poster session will focus on “Nursing Students’ Changing Attitude Toward Interactive Digital Textbook Solutions.”

Breakout Session: Tuesday, April 15 from 4pm to 5pm in Bonnet Creek II. Bill Brottmiller, Executive Publisher at Jones & Bartlett Learning, will discuss our new RN to BSN Online Curriculum Solution. Joining Bill will be two nursing faculty who will discuss how they have implemented Navigate: Nursing Informatics into their curriculum, the benefits of this course, and their overall experience. Space is still available to register for the breakout session here.

Don’t miss your chance to see how we can transform your RN to BSN programs with our RNtoBSN Online Courses & Curriculum.

  • 12 instructionally designed online courses aligned to the AACN Essentials of Baccalaureate Education, QSEN, and IOM recommendations
  • Includes content from leading Jones & Bartlett Learning texts as well as additional resources
  • Available as individual courses or as a complete suite

Navigate 2 is arriving– and you can try it and give us your feedback at the ATI National Nurse Educator Summit! We’re so excited for you to discover our just released Navigate 2 nursing demo course: Advantage Access for Gerontological Nursing, Third Edition.

Whether you teach an online, hybrid, or traditional classroom-based course, Navigate 2 delivers unbeatable value. Navigate 2 provides access to mobile-ready course materials:

  • Learn: A complete eBook with interactive tools
  • Practice: A virtual Study Center with robust practice activities and flashcards
  • Assess: A homework and testing Assessment center with prepopulated quizzes and examinations
  • Analyze: A dashboard that reports actionable data

Find out more at www.jblnavigate.com/2.

We hope to see you at the ATI National Nurse Educator Summit!

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Tim Porter-O’Grady and Kathy Malloch’s Groundbreaking Quantum Leadership Returns with a New Edition

Quantum Leadership, Fourth EditionThe wait is over– Quantum Leadership: Building Better Partnerships for Sustainable Health, Fourth Edition by Tim Porter-O’Grady and Kathy Malloch just published! As you’ve come to expect, this seminal text provides the clarity, depth, and detail necessary to prepare graduate students to thrive in a world of healthcare reform, complexity, and essential caring service.

The Fourth Edition focuses on the current concepts of leadership, data, and research related to the complexities of leadership while emphasizing the importance of principle-driven approaches and minimizing specific procedure-based solutions.

  • Features an additional chapter on the complexity of leadership in healthcare reform incorporating the newest requirements of the Affordable Care Act
  • Case studies help reinforce translational work while new application exercises  supplement learning
  • Updated chapter podcasts and references

Want to learn more? Listen to author podcasts or visit our website.

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Jones & Bartlett Learning Releases Nurse’s Drug Handbook App for iPhone and iPad

Nurse's Drug Handbook App for iPhone and iPadNow the authoritative Jones and Bartlett Learning 2014 Nurse’s Drug Handbook goes wherever you do with an affordably priced iPhone and iPad app.

An up-to-date, practical, and easy-to-use nursing drug reference, it provides:

  • Accurate, timely facts on hundreds of drugs from abatacept to zonisamide
  • Concise, consistently formatted drug entries organized alphabetically
  • No-nonsense writing style that speaks your language in terms you use everyday
  • 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 patient-teaching points
  • Mechanism-of-action illustrations
  • Warnings and precautions

New drug entries include: aclidinium bromide, anidulafungin, avanafil, icosapent ethyl, linaclotide, lorcserin, mifepristone, mirabegron, peginesatide, perampanel, teriflunomide, tofacitinib.

Did you know that 2014 Nurse’s Drug Handbook is also available as an Android app, as well as on Kindle, Google eBooks, and CourseSmart? Learn more at our website.

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Recently Published: Applied Clinical Informatics for Nurses

Applied Clinical Informatics for NursesAre you looking for a nursing text focused on real-world applications of clinical informatics? You need to check out the just published Applied Clinical Informatics for Nurses by Susan Alexander, Karen Frith, and Haley Hoy. As the field of clinical informatics continues to expand, students need to have a minimum level of competence around the principles and application of informatics. This text gives beginning nursing students the practical, need-to-know information for effective use of informatics in the clinical setting.

Designed to help educators create significant and practical learning experiences for nursing students in clinical informatics, it employs a contextually-based teaching approach to promote clinical decision-making, ethical conduct, and problem solving. Content throughout the text reflects a variety of strategic priorities identified by agencies such as the National Institute for Nursing Research and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Key features include:

  • Case Studies
  • Digital ancillaries to support the text
  • Real-world coverage of fall prevention, bar coding, and pharmacy management

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

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New Edition: Lachel Story’s Bestselling Pathophysiology Text

Pathophysiology: A Practical Approach, Second EditionTeaching pathophysiology to nursing students can often be a daunting task. That’s why the recently published Pathophysiology: A Practical Approach, Second Edition by Lachel Story is a must-have text. With an innovative, user-friendly approach, it focuses on the most critical content students need to know while bringing complex concepts to life with colorful graphics.

Pathophysiology: A Practical Approach, Second Edition features the most up-to-date research and current epidemiological trends. Additionally, it incorporates a concept-based approach, aligning with the recommendations from both the Institute of Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to promote clinical reasoning and lifelong learning.

The Second Edition includes:

  • Chapter Objectives
  • Key Terms
  • Learning Points
  • Myth Busters
  • Critical Cases
  • Chapter Summary
  • Learning Aids

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

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Just Published: Critical Thinking TACTICS for Nurses, Third Edition

Critical Thinking TACTICS for Nurses, Third EditionAre you looking for a user-friendly and practical manual focusing on the day-to-day realities of doing, learning, and evaluating critical thinking in nursing? Our just published Critical Thinking TACTICS for Nurses: Achieving the IOM Competencies, Third Edition by M. Gaie Rubenfeld and Barbara Scheffer is just what you need. With clear examples of both the parts and the whole of this complex process, each chapter includes action learning activities to promote critical thinking: Tracking, Assessing, and Cultivating Thinking to Improve Competency-based Strategies or TACTICS.

Issues addressed include critical thinking language and awareness enhancement, the impact of critical thinking on quality care, mentoring the critical thinking of staff and students, and designing performance criteria for critical thinking. Based on the authors’ research in both defining and assessing critical thinking in nursing, this text also draws from their years of refining critical thinking teaching and learning methods.

  • Offers critical thinking components combined with the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) five core competencies: patient-centered care, interdisciplinary team work, evidence-based practice, informatics, and quality improvement
  • Updated case studies and new illustrations
  • New content on how to facilitate synthesis of high level critical thinking, additional content on critical thinking within the nursing process, and increased TACTICS

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

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Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning, Second Edition Receives 5-Star Review

Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning, Second EditionGreat news to share– Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning, Second Edition by Jacqueline Rhoads and Sandra Wiggins Petersen just earned 5 stars and a perfect score of 100 from Doody’s Review Service. According to reviewer Kathleen M. Woodruff, DNP, from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, it is “a wonderful resource in the area of physical history/examination and diagnostic reasoning.”

Read more excerpts from the review:

“This book not only provides a solid foundation of health history and physical examination knowledge, it also links this with beginning diagnostic reasoning skills.

The audience includes advanced practice primary care/healthcare students and faculty. The authors are both experienced advanced practice nurse practitioners with a breadth of knowledge to share with readers.

The initial three chapters ground readers in the areas of health history, physical examination, and diagnostic reasoning. The subsequent chapters address these topics through various systemic disorders. Each chapter includes valuable information related to assessing special/specific populations and includes a case review. Many clear diagrams and pictures enhance understanding.

[This text] helps readers to link the pieces of the process and begin to understand how diagnostic reasoning is accomplished in a patient care setting. The case reviews are a wonderful mechanism to create the linkage. The [new] edition is more than justified since healthcare is constantly evolving.”

Can’t wait to learn more? Visit our website.

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5-Star Review for Introduction to Concept Mapping in Nursing

Introduction to Concept Mapping in NursingIncredible news– Introduction to Concept Mapping in Nursing: Critical Thinking in Action by Patricia Schmehl just received 5-stars and perfect score of 100 from Doody’s Review Service! Reviewer, Viki Hedderick, DEd, MSN, BSN, from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, raves that compared to other concept mapping books, it is “the most comprehensive and easy one to use, hands down.”

Read more excerpts from the review:

“There are many intriguing features of this book. Overall, the easy to read and understand language makes it a pleasure to use. Features that enhance its value are the activities at the ends of chapters, such as Critical Thinking Questions and Activities and Case Studies. They drive home the information to apply the knowledge. The online companion resources provide additional options to learn and explore. Lastly, the final chapter explores various educational uses of concept maps extending into the nursing laboratory, organization and prioritization, and competencies, to name a few.

The intended audience is faculty and students. I readily see a valuable place for this book in both graduate and undergraduate settings. In addition, I see nurse educators in healthcare settings using the concept map process to keep staff current and to share new ideas/processes and concepts with experienced nurses.

As a supporter of concept maps, I have read many books on the subject, dating back to the early 1990s. This is the most comprehensive and easy one to use, hands down. My favorite features are the online resources and the extensive discussion of how to use concept maps beyond the traditional uses. The instructor resources are high quality and a definite value.”

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

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