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    Mobile App: Nurse Anesthesia Pocket Guide

    Posted by admin on Oct 3, 2011 9:04:50 AM

    Nurse Anesthesia Pocket Guide: PDA, Powered by Skyscape, Inc
    Lynn Fitzgerald Macksey, RN, MSN, CRNA
    ISBN-13: 9780763752910  |  © 2007

    All of the vital information in the Nurse Anesthesia Pocket Guide is now available in PDA format!

    Keep up to date with information on:

    • The anesthesia machine, CO2 absorption, capnography, BIS and TOF monitoring and positioning/nerve damage information
    • Jet ventilation, double-lumen endobronchial tubes, difficult airway algorhythm, blood and IVF; formulas and conversion charts (temperature, kg, BMI) with IV and drug calculations (easy conversions of ratio to mg/ml, % to mg/ml, % solution in dilution)
    • All anesthesia agents: MAC chart with volatile agents and physiologic response listed per system; induction, sedation, narcotic, muscle relaxants and all reversal information (with analgesia/amnesia/histamine response); antiemetics, alpha-beta agonists and antagonists, common adrenergic, antihypertensive and antiarrhythmic agents, including common antibiotic regiments and herbals
    • Pediatric inhalation, anesthetic, IVF/Blood charts along with general and code guidelines; obstetrical L&D drugs and OB disease states; Ester and Amide local anesthetic charts; Spinal, Epidural and Caudal procedures and drugs; common Peripheral Nerve Block procedures and drugs; 2005 AHA code guidelines, heart valve disorders with volume and BP treatments; arterial, PA, CVP insertion and waveform; heart chamber info; subclavian/external jugular insertion info; and Pulmonary topics such as Gas embolism diagnosis and treatment, V-Q ratios, PFT’s, respiratory formulas.
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    Topics: Android, app, iPod, nursing, nursing practice, Medication, Nurse Practitioner, anesthesia, Health care, PDA, pocket guide, Preview, skyscape, Technology

    Mobile app: Porter's Pocket Guide to Emergency & Critical Care

    Posted by admin on Oct 3, 2011 8:54:59 AM

    Porter's Pocket Guide to Emergency and Critical Care: PDA, Powered by Skyscape, Inc
    William Porter, RN, CFRN, EMT-P
    ISBN-13: 9780763752880  |  © 2007

    All of the vital information in Porter Pocket Guide to Emergency and Critical Care in now available in PDA format!

    Keep up-to-date with information on:

    • New ACLS and PALS guidelines
    • Detailed coverage of 56 critical medications highlighting: dose, indications, side effects, contraindications, nursing implications, and administration
    • Dosage charts
    • Easy-to-understand Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation
    • Quick and easy 12-lead ECG interpretation
    • Treatment protocols for Hypothermia, Burn Management, Acute MI, Rapid Sequence Intubation, Hyperkalemia, Organ Donation
    • Extensive cross reference of brand and generic drug names, provides classifications/indications for over 1,800 drugs
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    Topics: app, Mobile, nursing, nursing practice, course, medications, Nurse Practitioner, ACLS, critical, critical care, emergency, Health care, PALS, PDA, pocket guide, porter, Preview, skyscape

    Now on CourseSmart: Health Policy & Nursing Ethics

    Posted by admin on Sep 30, 2011 11:26:33 AM

    Health Policy
    Demetrius J. Porche, Dean and Professor, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing, New Orleans, Louisiana
    Print ISBN: 9780763783136  |  Ebook ISBN: 9781449637583  |  296 pages  |  © 2012

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    Topics: New Edition, health policy, New Text, New text, nursing, nursing theory, health care, health policy, new edition, nursing skills, Ethics, ethics, Health care, Policy

    Author Speaks Out On Eldercare Business Plans

    Posted by admin on Sep 29, 2011 10:24:43 AM

    Check out this interesting blog post from Bob O’Toole, contributing author to Cathy Cress’s Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, Third Edition.

    Understanding the Difference between “Need” and “Demand”:Don’t Base Your Eldercare Business Plan on the Growing Number of Those in Need of Caregiver Support

    "America is rapidly moving to a two-tiered system of long-term care services. One provides a range of high quality services for those who can afford to pay; while the other offers very limited services and often poor quality care. This is, perhaps, the major domestic issue facing Americans today and will loom larger as the impact of caring for a rapidly aging population becomes more urgent.

    It is tempting to look at the research data and conclude that the market for services to an aging population is vast. The National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with AARP published a study in November 2009 that estimates there are at least 43.5 million caregivers age 18 and over, equivalent to 19 percent of all adults, who provide unpaid care to an adult family member or friend who is age 50 years or older."

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    Topics: Author, Medicaid, elder care, geriatric, Government, medicare, Geriatric, Health care, health plans, retiree

    Nursing texts now on CourseSmart: Lifespan & Care Coordination

    Posted by admin on Sep 2, 2011 10:45:15 AM

    Now available on CourseSmart:

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    Topics: New Edition, New Text, nursing, nursing practice, care coordination, Herrick, University of Mass, development, Fero, growth, Health care, Hu, lifespan, management, quick look, Thies, Travers, UMass, UNC, University of North Carolina

    Aging in place: Technology's use by geriatric care managers

    Posted by admin on Aug 23, 2011 10:55:36 AM

    Read below for a fantastic blog post from Julie Menack, contributing author to Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, Third Edition.

    "Technology can be used to help seniors and those with special needs to live safely in their home. It has the potential to help our clients to maximize their independence, support professional and family caregivers’ needs, improve the quality of care and quality of life, reduce and limit the cost of health care, and increase efficiency of care.  Chapter 11 of the Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, Third Edition, focuses on how professionals can utilize Technologies that Support Aging in Place in their practice.

    For example, telehealth devices or residential monitoring systems can be used to monitor when the older person’s pattern differs from the routine, and send an alarm to a central monitoring location if either health conditions or movement patterns differ from a previously observed or programmed norm.  In this way, a condition that is starting to emerge may be identified before it becomes serious enough to warrant an emergency room visit.  

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    Topics: Author, Health care

    Contributing author discusses mediation and geriatric care management

    Posted by admin on Aug 22, 2011 3:38:03 PM

    Check out this interesting blog post from Dana Curtus, contributing author to Cathy Cress’s Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, Third Edition.

    Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, Third Edition now includes for the first time a chapter on mediation, titled Mediation and Geriatric Care Management.  As the author who contributed this chapter, I am happy to post my first blog about mediation.   It seems appropriate first to let you know a bit about myself.  I am a full-time mediator and mediation trainer and happily have been for twenty years next month.  In the past five or so years, I have increasingly devoted part of my practice to mediation of disputes involving elders and their families, or issues related to them.  I am also a mother, a grandmother to four precious granddaughters (and another grandchild of unknown gender on the way).  I have been a daughter and granddaughter, caring for and loving aging family members.

    I have a warm place in my heart for Geriatric Care Managers (GCMs) and have worked with many GCMs as a teacher of mediation and as a mediator collaborating on cases.  These relationships have served as powerful alliances, with GCMs allowing me to serve my clients in mediation more effectively and, I believe, assisting GCMs to be more effective in theirs.

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    Topics: Author, author, Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, Health care, mediation

    HHS announces new guidelines to aid breastfeeding mothers

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Aug 4, 2011 5:29:29 PM

    Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced new guidelines in accordance with the Affordable Care Act that include breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling. These historic guidelines will help ameliorate traditional breastfeeding obstacles, such as the cost of purchasing or renting breast pumps. According to the HSS,

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    Topics: baby-friendly, breastfeeding, health policy, lactation, lactation consultant, Government, health care, health policy, Law, breastfeeding, Health care

    Q&A with Author Cathy Cress on Geriatric Care Management

    Posted by admin on Aug 4, 2011 4:07:06 PM

    After publishing Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, Third Edition, author Cathy Cress answers some questions about the geriatric care management field and profession.

    What is geriatric care management?
    Geriatric Care Managers (GCMs) are healthcare professionals trained as social workers, nurses, and gerontologists. They often hold master’s degree in their field and have many years of practice. Many new GCMs hold new master’s degrees or certifications in geriatric care management, which now are offered an eight universities nationally.

    What does a Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) do?
    Geriatric Care Managers solve the problems of older people and aging families with tools of geriatric assessment and care plans. They solve the changing needs of older clients and their family and private and family caregivers by regularly monitoring and assessing their needs.

    Geriatric Care Managers are available on a 24/7 basis.  They usually step in when the older person and their family are in crisis, to solve elder care problems like elderly parents needing care because of a fall or some other issue that spirals the older person’s stability out of control. GCMs also offer preventative services like helping older people and their families plan for care needs in the future.

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    Topics: health care, geriatric care manager, Health care, managed care, nursing care

    A focused & well-organized guide to the fundamentals of Health Policy

    Posted by admin on Mar 16, 2011 12:40:12 PM

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

    Health Policy: Application for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals

    Demetrius J. Porche, DNS, PhD, APRN, FAANP, FAAN, Dean and Professor, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing

    ISBN-13: 978-0-7637-8313-6 | Paperback | 296 Pages | © 2012

    Health care providers frequently engage in setting policy agenda at the individual, systems, institutional, or public level. Health Policy: Application for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals provides an overview of the policymaking process within a variety of settings including academia, clinical practice, communities, and various health care systems. By including both policy evaluation and research, the author provides a comprehensive and multi-perspective approach to developing and formulating effective health care policy.

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    Topics: health policy, New Text, New text, Government, government, health care, health policy, Ethics, ethics, Health care

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