Teaching students about the impact of chronic Illness on both patients and families is an essential component of nursing practice. That's what makes Lubkin's Chronic Illness: Impact and Intervention, Tenth Edition by Pamala D. Larsen so indispensable. In a new review, Linda K. Connelly, PhD, MSH, ARNP, CNOR, from the University of North Florida Brooks College of Health, writes for Doody's Review Service,
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).
Addressing the spiritual needs of patients is an essential part of nursing practice. Earlier this year we published a new edition of Mary Elizabeth O’Brien’s highly regarded Spirituality in Nursing: Standing on Holy Ground. Now we're so happy to share that it just received a 5-star review. According to Mary Therese Rinzel, MSN, from Viterbo University, writing for Doody’s Review Service,
"With its updated and expanded content, this book…continues to offer readers an opportunity to delve into the importance of addressing the spiritual needs of their patients."
Knowledge of electronic fetal heart rate monitoring is crucial to OB nurses. In fact, studies have shown that a lack of understanding around electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) is one of the leading cause of lawsuits. That's what makes our recently published Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: The 5-Tier System, Third Edition by Julian T. Parer, Tekoa L. King, and Tomoaki Ikeda so timely and relevant.
It's important for nurses preparing to take the Progressive Care Certified Nurse (PCCN) exam administered by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) to have the highest quality study guide. That's why PCCN Certification Review, Third Edition by Ann J. Brorsen and Keri R. Rogelet is so effective.
In a new 4-star review, Cynthia Cummings, EdD, RN, CHSE, from the University of North Florida Brooks College of Health, writes for Doody's Review Service that,
"This book will be very helpful to anyone interested in taking the PCCN exam. The online site is very helpful. This edition features current questions and adds new medications."
It'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…"
The 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."
The trusted, comprehensive, and evidence-based Women’s Gynecologic Health, Third Edition by Kerri Durnell Schuiling and Frances E. Likis has received another rave review. Julie Baker-Townsend, DNP, WHNP- BC, FNP-BC, from the University of North Florida Brooks College of Health, writing for Doody’s Review Service calls it,
“…an excellent, easy to read graduate level book on women's gynecologic health [that] covers all aspects of gynecological care including cultural care, evidence-based guidelines, and feministic approaches...”
The reviews are already starting to come in for the recently published Issues and Trends in Nursing: Practice, Policy, and Leadership, Second Edition by Gayle Roux and Judith A. Halstead. According to Sandra Jean Herron, DNP, from Winona State University, writing for Doody's Review Service,
"This edition, with its modified title, interactive features, and online resources, offers readers the groundwork to build their knowledge of current policies and practices in nursing."
The praise keeps on coming for Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician: Using the Evidence, Fourth Edition by Marsha Walker. Earlier this year, it was awarded Third Place in the 2016 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Maternal-Child Health Category. Now it has received a 4-star review. Ann Hammack Johnson, PhD, RN, CPNP, from Texas Woman's University, writing for Doody's Review Service calls it,
“…a good reference for detailed lactation and breastfeeding guidance. [It] provides a clear synthesis of evidence-based guidance for both common and unique issues related to breastfeeding…”