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    Announcing Our 2017 AJN Book of the Year Awards Winners

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jan 9, 2018 2:25:46 PM

    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.

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    Topics: American Journal of Nursing, nursing

    5-Star Review for 2018 Nurse's Drug Handbook

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jan 2, 2018 4:28:19 PM

    The new year may have just started, but we've already received a rave review for 2018 Nurse’s Drug Handbook  from Doody's Review Service.

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    "...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).

    Did you know that you can bring 2018 Nurse’s Drug Handbook wherever you go with an affordably priced app for Android and iPhone and iPad? Try it free for 30 days!

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    Topics: Doody's Review Service, nurse's drug handbook

    New Edition of Miller and Stoeckel’s Client Education

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Dec 21, 2017 3:56:40 PM

    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.

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    Topics: health promotion, nursing education

    Bastable's Nurse as Educator Returns with a New Edition

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Dec 14, 2017 11:48:12 AM

    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.

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    Topics: nursing education

    New Edition of Finkelman’s Professional Nursing Concepts

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Dec 12, 2017 11:29:22 AM

    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.

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    Topics: Professional Nursing Concepts

    New Edition of Timely and Essential Health Policy and Politics

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Dec 8, 2017 4:16:39 PM

    In today's world, health policy is not only complicated but also fundamental to the nursing process. That's what makes the recently published Health Policy and Politics: A Nurse's Guide, Sixth Edition by Jeri A. Milstad and Nancy M. Short so important.

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    Topics: health policy

    Lubkin's Chronic Illness, 10e Addresses Both Physical and Psychosocial

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Dec 6, 2017 4:29:32 PM

    The recently published Lubkin's Chronic Illness: Impact and Intervention, Tenth Edition by Pamala D. Larsen continues to distinguish itself as the only nursing text that systematically addresses not only the physical aspects of chronic illness but also the psychosocial effects on individuals and families.
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    Topics: evidence-based practice, chronic illness

    2018 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook Publishes

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Dec 5, 2017 1:58:24 PM

    Have you been looking for a drug handbook written especially for nurses caring for patients with cancer? We just published 2018 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook by Gail M. Wilkes and Margaret Barton-Burke. Updated annually, 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.

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    Topics: cancer nursing, oncololgy nursing

    5 Reasons to Adopt Quantum Leadership, Fifth Edition

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Nov 27, 2017 12:03:43 PM

    As the healthcare landscape continues to shift, nursing students need trusted insights into how to become the most effective leaders. With the latest edition of Quantum Leadership: Creating Sustainable Value in Health Care, Tim Porter-O'Grady and Kathy Malloch delve into theories about contemporary leadership within today’s increasingly complex and diverse healthcare delivery systems.

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    Topics: nursing leadership

    4 Reasons Why Women’s Gynecologic Health, Third Edition Is Essential

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Nov 21, 2017 11:14:12 AM

    Placing an emphasis on respecting the normalcy of female physiology is crucial for women’s healthcare providers. That’s what makes Women’s Gynecologic Health, Third Edition by Kerri Durnell Schuiling and Frances E. Likis such a trusted reference. It presents women’s gynecologic health from a woman-centered and holistic viewpoint.

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    Topics: midwifery, Women's Health

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