As the role of the advanced practice nurse continues to expand, students increasingly need real-world experience to teach them how to prescribe drugs for common diseases and disorders. Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Practice by Tammie Lee Demler and Jacqueline Rhoads is just that resource.
Topics: Advanced Practice
For well over a decade, Americans have continuously rated nursing as the most ethical profession. The highly regarded Nursing Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Advanced Practice, Third Edition by Pamela J. Grace has remained a key resource to teach students about the ethical issues faced by advanced practice nurses giving front-line care. In fact, it just received a 5 star review.
Topics: advanced practice nursing
Undergraduate nursing students need a succinct and accessible way into the pediatric nursing environment. The recently published Pediatric Nursing Care: A Concept-Based Approach by Luanne Linnard-Palmer does just that.
Topics: Pediatric Nursing
In today's high-tech healthcare environment, it's important for educators to create significant, everyday learning experiences for nursing students in clinical informatics. The recently published Applied Clinical Informatics for Nurses, Second Edition by Susan Alexander, Haley Hoy, and Karen Frith provides practical, need-to-know information about the effective use of informatics in the clinical setting.
Topics: clinical informatics
Lachel Story's Pathophysiology: A Practical Approach, Third Edition is a perennial favorite with instructors and students.
We're so proud to announce that's we've just won 8 prestigious 2017 American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Awards. Representing the very best in nursing publishing and encompassing a diverse range of categories, the 2017 AJN Book of the Year Awards recognize the most valuable texts published between August 2016 and August 2017. This year, we earned 5 first place awards, 1 second place award, and 2 third place awards.
Read an excerpt from the review:
"...the quality of this book is excellent..." - Carol E Agana, MNSc, RNP, APRN, University of Arkansas
Updated annually, 2018 Nurse’s Drug Handbook provides accurate and timely facts on hundreds of drugs from A-Z. Written in a no-nonsense style, it offers concise and consistently formatted drug entries organized alphabetically.
The 2018 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 drugs include: bezlotoximab (Zinplava), brivaracetam (Briviact), daclizumab (Zinbryta), ixekizumab (Taltz), lixisenatide (Adlyxin), obiltoxaximab (Anthim), phentermine (Adipex-P), plecanatide (Trulance), prasterone (Intrarosa), and reslizumab (Cinqair).
Teaching students about the importance of patient education and health promotion is a significant part of the nursing curriculum. The recently published Client Education: Theory and Practice, Third Edition by Mary A. Miller and Pamella Rae Stoeckel emphasizes the importance of the nurse-client relationship and focuses on the key role that nurses play in educating individuals, families, and groups in clinical settings.
The role of the nurse as both caregiver and educator has never been more important in the delivery of safe, high-quality patient care. Nurse as Educator: Principles of Teaching and Learning for Nursing Practice, Fifth Edition by Susan B. Bastable prepares students, nurse educators, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse practitioners for ever-expanding roles in patient teaching, health education, and health promotion. It also provides an in-depth look at how nurse educators can best teach and how learners can best learn.
Topics: nursing education
Given the impending nursing shortage, teaching students how to transition from the classroom to practice is crucial to the future of health care. The just published Professional Nursing Concepts: Competencies for Quality Leadership, Fourth Edition by Anita Finkelman focuses on how nursing leadership can improve patient care across the healthcare delivery system.
Topics: Professional Nursing Concepts