National Nurses Week Celebrates Healthy Nurses

National Nurses WeekIt’s National Nurses Week. Established by the American Nurses Association (ANA) in 1993, National Nurses Week begins on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. This year’s theme is “Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit.”

Earlier this year, the ANA designated 2017 as the “Year of the Healthy Nurse” to encourage nurses to “eat healthier, be more active, get better sleep, and have more joy.” Why? When nurses are healthier the nation is healthier.

According to the ANA, nurses “struggle with multiple health, safety, and wellness challenges,” including workplace stress, sleep deprivation, obesity, and poor diet. By improving wellness, rest, nutrition, physical activity, quality of life, and safety, nurses have the opportunity to model these behaviors and educate others. The result is quite literally a better and healthier world.

This National Nurses Week, whether you’ve been practicing or teaching for decades, are just starting out, or are still in school, we celebrate you. From everyone at Jones & Bartlett Learning, thank you to all nurses!

Posted in Nursing | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on National Nurses Week Celebrates Healthy Nurses

International Day of the Midwife Celebrates Partnerships

International Day of the MidwifePlease join us in honoring some of our favorite people– midwives! Today is the International Day of the Midwife (IDM), a celebration of the valuable work that midwives do worldwide. Established by the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) in 1992, this year’s theme is  “Midwives, Mothers and Families: Partners for Life!”

According to ICM,

“Midwives everywhere understand that by working in partnership with women and their families they can support them to make better decisions about what they need to have a safe and fullling birth. It is evident that midwives deliver more than babies, in many instances they provide comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services and play a critical role in promoting health issues in their communities.”

Watch a message from ICM Chief Executive, Sally Pairman:

Jones & Bartlett Learning strongly believes in the partnership between midwives, mothers, and their families. From the gold standard Varney’s Midwifery, Fifth Edition to the soon to be published Midwifery & Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide, Fourth Edition, we are committed to creating high-quality resources to help midwives provide the highest level of care. Check out our latest catalog or visit our website to learn more.

Posted in Midwifery, Nursing, Women's Health | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on International Day of the Midwife Celebrates Partnerships

Women’s Health Issues Across the Life Cycle “does an excellent job”

Women’s Health Issues Across the Life CycleIt’s rare for a text to explore a wide-variety of health issues and concerns for women to offer a holistic approach to care. In fact, Women’s Health Issues Across the Life Cycle: A Quality of Life Perspective by Angela Sammarco is the first. In a recent review, Julie Baker-Townsend, DNP, WHNP- BC, FNP-BC, from the University of North Florida Brooks College of Health, writes for Doody’s Review Service that,

“This innovative book is extremely useful to improve critical thinking among nursing students in a women’s health class. It does an excellent job of noting the quality of life issues…”

Presented within a quality of life framework, Women’s Health Issues Across the Life Cycle: A Quality of Life Perspective provides a women-centered perspective to explore the range of factors that can impact women’s health and well-being throughout the major life stages.

  • Examines the ways in which the physical, psychological, spiritual, socioeconomic, and family domains impact women’s quality of life
  • Offers current research specific to women’s health
  • Presents case studies, critical thinking questions, and Internet resources for more information

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

Posted in Nursing, Review, Women's Health | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Women’s Health Issues Across the Life Cycle “does an excellent job”

May Is Oncology Nursing Month

Today marks the start of Oncology Nursing Month, a month-long celebration of the vital work that oncology nurses do every day. This year, Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) has chosen the theme of “Fearless Commitment. Endless Compassion” to embody the “steadfast and selfless” care that oncology nurses provide to patients and their families. According to ONS,

“You’re there to explain the diagnosis, guide them through treatment, celebrate their victories, and comfort them through the unimaginable. No matter what you provide fearless commitment and endless compassion to your patients everyday. That’s why we celebrate you, the oncology nurse, this month and every month after.”

Cancer Nursing, Eighth EditionJones & Bartlett Learning is committed to creating the highest quality resources to help oncology nurses provide the best care. Nowhere is that more evident than in the recently published Cancer Nursing: Principles and Practice, Eighth Edition by Connie Henke Yarbro, Debra Wujcik, and Barbara Holmes Gobel. With contributions from the foremost experts in the field, it has remained the definitive reference on the rapidly changing science and practice of oncology nursing for more than 25 years. Completely updated and revised to reflect the latest research and developments in the care of patients with cancer, the Eighth Edition includes new chapters on the biology of cancer, sleep disorders, and palliative care across the cancer continuum.

Learn more about Cancer Nursing: Principles and Practice, Eighth Edition and preview a sample chapter at our website.

2017 Oncology Nursing Drug HandbookAnother noteworthy example is 2017 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook by Gail M. Wilkes and Margaret Barton-Burke. Written especially for nurses caring for patients with cancer, it uniquely expresses drug therapy in terms of the nursing process: nursing diagnoses, etiologies of toxicities, and key points for nursing assessment, intervention, and evaluation. Updated annually, this essential reference provides valuable information on effective symptom management, patient education, and chemotherapy administration. Completely revised and updated, the 2017 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook includes separate chapters on molecular and immunologic/biologic targeted therapies. These chapters provide fundamental reviews to assist nurses in understanding the cellular communication pathways disrupted by cancer.

To learn more about 2017 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook, visit our website.

Posted in Nursing, Oncology | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on May Is Oncology Nursing Month

Jones & Bartlett Learning Publishes a New Edition of the Groundbreaking Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: The 5-Tier System

Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring, Third EditionWe are excited to announce a new edition of the pioneering Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: The 5-Tier System by Julian T. Parer, Tekoa L. King, and Tomoaki Ikeda. This essential reference 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.

The Third Edition:

  • 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
  • Presents variant fetal heart rate patterns and the underlying physiologic mechanisms

Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: The 5-Tier System, Third Edition summarizes the research identifying the relationship between specific fetal heart rate patterns and an increasing risk of fetal acidemia, including the effect of deceleration depth, duration, and pattern evolution. It also evaluates the scientific basis that supports management algorithms currently in use and recommends the Parer/Ikeda 5-tier system. This algorithm assigns fetal heart rate patterns to 5 categories based on their progressive risk of fetal acidemia and has been tested in several studies. Clinical management using the 5-tier system is presented in detail.

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

Posted in New edition, Nursing, Women's Health | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Jones & Bartlett Learning Publishes a New Edition of the Groundbreaking Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: The 5-Tier System

Kristen Mauk’s Gerontological Nursing, Fourth Edition Offers an Interdisciplinary Approach to a Growing Population

Gerontological Nursing Competencies for Care, Fourth EditionOver the next three decades, the U.S. population of people over 65 is expected to grow by more than half. By 2050, worldwide life expectancy is also projected to grow by nearly eight years. With more people living longer, health care has never been more important. That’s why we recently published a new edition of Kristen Mauk’s trusted Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care, a text that focuses on caring for older adults through a holistic and interdisciplinary approach.

Based on the framework of the core competencies for baccalaureate nursing education published by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing, it provides the structure necessary to ensure that nursing students attain the recommended knowledge necessary to provide excellent care to older adults.

Watch a webinar with the author:

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • New chapter on disaster preparedness
  • Expanded content on nutrition, sexuality, dementia, caregiving, and health policy
  • New content on communication, teaching, and care transitions
  • Coverage of prevention and treatment of elder abuse
  • Clinical tips, more case studies, and a comprehensive glossary
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Would you like to learn more and preview a sample chapter? Visit our website.

Posted in Geriatric, Navigate 2, New edition, Nursing | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Kristen Mauk’s Gerontological Nursing, Fourth Edition Offers an Interdisciplinary Approach to a Growing Population

A Guide to Women’s Health, Second Edition Provides a Quick Reference for Clinicians and Students

A Guide to Women’s Health, Second EditionWhile women make up more than half of the population in the United States, health care isn’t always tailored to them. The just published A Guide to Women’s Health, Second Edition by Tolu Oyelowo and Judith Johnson seeks to change that. A practical and multidisciplinary text, it enables students and clinicians to identify and treat conditions quickly and effectively.

Concise and easy-to-use, the Second Edition offers evidence-based information on conventional, complementary, and alternative care choices for a wide-range of conditions affecting women. Topics include epidemiology, etiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic and management considerations, self-care, and wellness.

  • Completely updated and revised to reflect current research findings and diagnostic approaches
  • Explores the impact of culture, spirituality, and intimate partner violence on women’s health
  • Includes a chapter on vulnerable populations, such as recent immigrants, LGBTQ individuals, older adults, individuals with disabilities and mental illness, and non-English speakers

Learn more and preview a sample chapter at our website.

Posted in New edition, Nursing, Women's Health | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on A Guide to Women’s Health, Second Edition Provides a Quick Reference for Clinicians and Students

Lachel Story’s Pathophysiology: A Practical Approach, Third Edition Continues as an Instructor and Student Favorite

Pathophysiology: A Practical Approach, Third EditionDespite providing the foundation for much of nursing education from medical-surgical nursing to pharmacology, pathophysiology continues to intimidate many students. While most textbooks offer too much or not enough information, the new edition of Lachel Story’s Pathophysiology: A Practical Approach selects the ideal level of content and delivers it in a student-friendly, accessible way. Praised by both instructors and students for its clear writing style, use of dynamic images, and current research and epidemiological trends, it employs a concept-based approach.

Watch a recent webinar with the author:

The Third Edition takes an innovative approach that brings faculty and students together as co-learners. This empowering methodology answers recent calls from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) and the Robert Wood Foundation that urge educators to change how they teach young nurses in order to meet the needs of new generations.

New to the Third Edition:

  • More content on pediatric issues
  • An active learning and “flipped classroom” approach
  • Expanded and new case studies
  • Additional online resources
  • Navigate 2 Premier Access

Learn more and preview a sample chapter at our website.

Posted in Navigate 2, New edition, Nursing, Pathophysiology | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Lachel Story’s Pathophysiology: A Practical Approach, Third Edition Continues as an Instructor and Student Favorite

Initiating and Sustaining the Clinical Nurse Leader Role: A Practical Guide, Third Edition Receives 5 Stars

Initiating and Sustaining the Clinical Nurse Leader Role, Third EditionThe essential and invaluable Initiating and Sustaining the Clinical Nurse Leader Role: A Practical Guide, Third Edition by James L. Harris, Linda A. Roussel, and Tricia Thomas recently received a five-star review. According to Cynthia L. Cummings, EdD, RN, CHSE, from the University of North Florida Brooks College of Health, writing for Doody’s Review Service,

“This book is easy to read and very thorough in the descriptions of areas for the clinical nurse leader role. It includes excellent examples and good learning examples.”

Initiating and Sustaining the Clinical Nurse Leader Role: A Practical Guide, Third Edition outlines the role and core values of the clinical nurse leader (CNL) while simultaneously providing valuable content for the CNL certification exam. It features expanded content around the CNL role and offers compelling examples that illustrate the CNL influence on care coordinating, health promotion, and high-performance interprofessional care teams.

New to the Third Edition:

  • Increased emphasis on a new healthcare environment where CNLs practice
  • Moving beyond the triple aim towards the quadruple aim
  • The clinical value compass for improving care
  • Care transitions and the CNL
  • Case exemplars of CNL impacts across care settings
  • Vision for CNLs in 2020

To learn more, visit our website.

Posted in Leadership, Nursing, Review | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Initiating and Sustaining the Clinical Nurse Leader Role: A Practical Guide, Third Edition Receives 5 Stars

Falvo and Holland’s Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability, Sixth Edition Features a Unique and Individualized Approach

Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability, Sixth EditionNursing students and professionals who work with the chronically ill need to understand not only their clients’ conditions but also the impact that those conditions have on daily life. The recently published Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability, Sixth Edition by Donna Falvo and Beverley E. Holland explores the impact of chronic illness and disability on the capacity to function on a physical, psychological, social, recreational, and vocational level.

Designed to help students and professionals learn basic medical terminology in order to understand symptoms, diagnoses, treatments, and prognoses, it also helps them interpret reports and documents associated with client care. The text also focuses on how to help clients build and strengthen their personal resources so they may achieve optimal functioning and full participation in all aspects of their lives.

New to the Sixth Edition:

  • New content based on the DSM-V
  • Chapters on neurodevelopmental disorders, psychiatric conditions, and substance abuse
  • Case studies that encourage critical thinking and facilitate problem-solving strategies

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

Posted in Health care, New edition, Nursing, Psychiatric | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Falvo and Holland’s Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability, Sixth Edition Features a Unique and Individualized Approach