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    Linnard-Palmer’s Pediatric Nursing Care Provides a Practical and Concept-Based Approach

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Sep 19, 2017 1:26:07 PM

    Have you been looking for a succinct, accessible, and practical guide to pediatric nursing? We just published Pediatric Nursing Care: A Concept-Based Approach from experienced pediatric nurse and clinician, Luanne Linnard-Palmer. Using a core framework built around the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies and family-centered care model, the text offers need-to-know content for safe and effective practices across a variety of settings and within interdisciplinary teams.

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    Topics: QSEN, New Text, nursing, Pediatric Nursing

    Anita Finkelman's Quality Improvement: A Guide for Integration in Nursing Offers Much-Needed QI Framework

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Mar 27, 2017 3:26:53 PM

    Research has shown that medical errors are a leading cause of hospital deaths. As a result, quality improvement (QI) is a matter of national importance. Each day, nurses must work to improve care, both with individual patients and within the complex systems they work in. To accomplish this goal, nurses need a clear and effective framework that provides direction for planning and implementing continuous QI initiatives.

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    Topics: Anita Finkelman, New Text, nursing, quality improvement

    Recently Published RN's Study Guide Helps Nursing Students Thrive

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Dec 6, 2016 4:24:00 PM

    As nursing school enrollments continue to grow, it's important for nursing students to know the basics. The just published RN's Study Guide: Nursing Essentials by Vicky Li is a unique and user-friendly resource that presents students with need to know information to help them thrive on their path to becoming a nurse.

    Unlike other texts, it condenses vast amounts of knowledge into manageable basics to help nursing students and professionals understand difficult material, prepare for rigorous tests, and provide optimal care for patients and their families.

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    Topics: registered nurse, New Text, nursing, nursing practice, RN, nursing student

    Just Published Transition from Clinician to Educator Addresses Nursing Educator Shortage

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Aug 16, 2016 11:58:37 AM

    As the population continues to age and retire, the shortage of qualified nurse educators continues to grow. Simultaneously, student demand is also increasing. In order to address this current and future need, organizations are looking toward practicing clinicians to fill the gap.

    The recently published Transition from Clinician to Educator: A Practical Approach by Maria C. Fressola and G. Elaine Patterson is a hands-on guide to prepare future educators who are entering the world of education.

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    Topics: G. Elaine Patterson, Maria C. Fressola, New Text, nurse educator, nursing, nursing education, nursing education

    Announcing Care of the Well Newborn

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jul 20, 2016 3:55:23 PM

    Out of the nearly 4 million babies born each year, the majority are well newborns. Yet, most texts do not concentrate on them. The just published Care of the Well Newborn by B.J. Snell and Sandra L. Gardner is a unique text that focuses on care of the term newborn for the first month of life.

    Written by distinguished experts in the field, it teaches students and professionals how and what to assess in the care of the nonverbal newborn, while also providing criteria for recognizing deviations from normal and strategies for managing complications that arise. The first text of its kind, Care of the Well Newborn provides easily accessible information on evidence-based neonatal care that follows current guidelines, standards, and recommendations.

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    Topics: midwifery, New Text, nursing, B.J. Snell, Helen Varney Burst, Sandra L Gardner, well newborn, Women's Health

    Research Shows That Quality Improvement Is Central to Health Care

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jul 11, 2016 5:06:14 PM

    Developing and maintaining a culture of quality is essential to effective health care. In fact, it can quite literally mean the difference between life and death. Back in May, Johns Hopkins Medicine released a study in the British Medical Journal suggesting that medical errors actually account for 10% of deaths in the U.S., making it the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer. Yet, errors are currently not being reported this way. In fact, NPR writes that according to the study, "no one knows the exact toll taken by medical errors." Why is this?

    The Johns Hopkins study argues that the way in which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collect "national health statistics fails to classify medical errors separately on the death certificate." As a result, the study argues, the data "doesn't capture things like communication breakdowns, diagnostic errors, and poor judgment that cost lives." According to Martin Makary, M.D., M.P.H., professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an authority on health reform,

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    Topics: Anita Finkelman, New Text, nursing, quality improvement

    Just Published: Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Review

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Apr 19, 2016 2:05:55 PM

    According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), family nurse practitioners (FNP) make up more than 50% of all nurse practitioners in the U.S. As a result, high-quality certification review resources have never been more important. That's why we just published Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Review by Julie G. Stewart and Nancy Dennert.

    Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Review is an ideal study guide for new and recertifying nurses preparing to take the FNP certification exam administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP). Written by nurse practitioners, it offers up-to-date questions and answer rationales specific to FNP certification that reflect the most current guidelines.

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    Topics: AANP, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Nurses Credentialing Center, ANCC, Navigate, New Text, nursing, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Family NuJulie G. Stewart, Nancy Dennert, Nurse Practitioner, AANPCP, family nurse practitioner, fnp

    Just Published: Clinical Decision Making for Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Apr 5, 2016 3:09:30 PM

    Have you been searching for a systematic approach to clinical decision making for the variety of primary care issues commonly encountered in adult and geriatric practice? Unlike other texts, the newly published Clinical Decision Making for Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners by Joanne Thanavaro and Karen S. Moore details a progressive approach to handling such issues by focusing on the complete visit from history intake through management and follow-up care.

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    Topics: New Text, nurse practitioner, nursing, Nurse Practitioner, adult-gerontology nurse practitioner, Geriatric, Joanne Thanavaro, Karen S. Moore

    Just Published: Leadership for Evidence-Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Mar 3, 2016 1:44:50 PM

    Have you been looking for a text to educate the next generation of healthcare innovation leaders? We just published the eagerly-awaited Leadership for Evidence-Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions by Sandra Davidson, Daniel Weberg, Tim Porter-O'Grady, and Kathy Malloch.

    Written by healthcare leaders for current and future innovation leaders, it addresses the current and emerging issues facing healthcare leaders and practitioners who lead evidence-based innovation. A truly unique text, Leadership for Evidence-Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions systematically addresses innovation and evidence from the perspectives of both a leader and a practitioner within the context of health care.

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    Topics: evidence-based innovation, Kathy Malloch, Daniel Weberg, evidence-based practice, healthcare innovation, New Text, nursing, nursing leadership, Sandra Davidson, Tim Porter-O'Grady, Leadership, Recently Published

    Just Published: Flipping the Nursing Classroom

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Feb 23, 2016 4:26:48 PM

    Nurse educators are constantly looking for innovative teaching strategies to meet students' needs and to improve learning outcomes. Increasingly, educators are turning to a flipped classroom strategy where students receive lecture content prior to class and work through applications and activities during class time. Why this change? Research is showing that it can promote active learning and participation in the classroom with the assistance of fellow students and the instructor. That's why we just published Flipping the Nursing Classroom: Where Active Learning Meets Technology by Karen Hessler, an innovative text that focuses on the flipped learning model in the framework of nursing education.

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    Topics: flipped classroom, flipping the classroom, Karen Hessler, New Text, nurse educator, nursing, nursing education, nursing education

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