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    A New Text that Brings Psychiatric Nursing Skills into Clinical Practice!

    Posted by admin on Apr 8, 2011 12:59:57 PM

    Jones & Bartlett Learning is pleased to announce the recent publication of:

    Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Skills

    Sudha C. Patel, RN, BSN, MN, MA, DNS, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    Kim A. Jakopac, RN, ASN, BSN, MSN, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    ISBN-13: 978-1-4496-1356-3 | Paperback | 544 Pages | © 2012

    Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Skills guides nursing students and practicing nurses towards enhancing fundamental psychiatric nursing skills competency in specific assessment and interventions for the selected psychiatric disorders. A nursing skill book in a manual format, this text is handy at the clinical site and encourages readers to translate their theoretical knowledge and psychiatric nursing skills into clinical practice.

    Topics include:

    • Therapeutic Communication Techniques
    • Assessment and Interventions for Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Suicide Attempts
    • Crisis Management Skills for Psychiatric Emergencies

    Included in the appendices are essential insights into ego defense mechanisms, Erickson’s Psychosocial Developmental Stages, Freud’s Stages of Psychosexual Development, and Piaget’s Stages of Cognitive Development.

    “…does an excellent job of linking theory to practice. I liked how many of the disorders were highlighted in separate chapters with specific interventions listed...and as an instructor appreciate the additional tools such as PowerPoint, that are available.” - Suzanne Marnocha, RN, MSN, Ph.D. CCRN, Undergraduate Program Director and Assistant Dean, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh College of Nursing

    Table of Contents
    Unit I: Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Practice and Nursing Process
    Chapter 1: Basic Concepts for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Practice
    Unit II: Therapeutic Communication and Building a Safe Environment
    Chapter 2: Therapeutic Use of Self
    Chapter 3: Modification of the Environment
    Chapter 4: Interview Techniques and the Biopsychosocial Nursing Assessment
    Chapter 5: Developing and Maintaining Therapeutic Relationships
    Chapter 6: Leading Psychoeducation Groups
    Chapter 7: Assessment and Interventions for the Client with Severe Anxiety
    Unit III: Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Skills for Assessment and Interventions
    Chapter 8: Major Depression
    Chapter 9: Assessment of Suicidal Ideations, Gestures, and Attempts
    Chapter 10: Assessment of Bipolar Disorders: Acute Manic Phase
    Chapter 11: Assessment of Schizophrenia
    Chapter 12: Restriction to Locked Seclusion and Physical/Mechanical Restraints
    Chapter 13: Administration & monitoring of the following Psychotropic Medications: Antipsychotics
    Unit IV: Crisis Intervention Skills
    Chapter 14: Psychiatric Emergencies
    Chapter 15: Domestic Violence and Abuse
    Chapter 16: Disasters
    Appendix A: Ego Defense Mechanisms
    Appendix B: Erickson’s Psychosocial Developmental Stages
    Appendix C: Freud’s Stages of Psychosexual Development
    Appendix D: Piaget’s Stages of Cognitive (Intellectual) Development
    Appendix E: Interpersonal Process Recording Form
    Appendix F: Stress Management/Self-Care Exercises
    Appendix G: Glossary
    Appendix H: Nursing Care Plan

    Instructor PowerPoint Presentations available! Contact your Sales Representative for more information.

    Visit our website for more information to order or request Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Skills.


    Topics: New Text, New text, Medication, medication, nursing skills, Assessment, assessment, Psychiatric, psychiatric

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