Nurse educators need to craft reliable and valid assessment materials, including multiple-choice exams, true-false tests, matching exercises, and essay responses. Just published The Nurse Educator's Guide to Assessing Learning Outcomes, Fourth Edition by Mary E. McDonald provides instructors with a comprehensive, in-depth guide to creating effective classroom exams.
Pocket Guide for Lactation Management, Third Edition by Karin Cadwell and Cindy Turner-Maffei just received a terrific review from Clinical Lactation. Angela D. Stokes, MA, writes that,
“Overall, the book is an excellent guide for any person working with nursing mothers, and I would highly recommend it to be available in every maternity ward in hospitals, in breastfeeding support groups, as well as being a required text for any breastfeeding peer counselor.”
In today's world, it's important to see public health nursing within the larger paradigm of primary health care. The just published Public Health Nursing: Practicing Population-Based Care, Third Edition by Marie Truglio-Londrigan and Sandra B. Lewenson challenges educators and students to broaden their perspectives on public health and working with populations.
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.
We’re delighted to announce that several of our authors are part of the prestigious American Academy of Nursing class of 2017 fellows. They include Dorothy Brockopp, Barbara Holmes Gobel, Lynette Hamlin, and Nancy Short.
This year’s class includes 173 distinguished nurse leaders selected for their “significant contributions to nursing and health care.” The new fellows will be inducted into the Academy at their 2017 Transforming Health, Driving Policy conference in Washington, D.C. this fall.
Judith Lauwers's Quick Reference for the Lactation Professional, Second Edition has received another rave review. Mechell R. Turner, MEd, CCH, CD, writes in Clinical Lactation that the portable size makes it easy to "fit into a large lab coat pocket [and it is] useful for a busy practitioner."
She continues that,
"The book comes in handy for dealing with difficult and advanced issues that require an interdisciplinary team effort. One chapter is dedicated to “Techniques and Devices.” Each product and technique is simply explained in a step by step process that shows best practice as well as those practices and devices that are ineffectual. There is a lot of common sense in the text.
Students in Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs need to know how to conceptualize, design, and implement their research in order to become agents of change in multiple healthcare settings. The just published Clinical Research for the Doctor of Nursing Practice, Third Edition by Allison J. Terry walks students through each crucial step of the DNP project while demystifying common challenges, such as how to develop a research question, select a methodology, and develop a proposal for implementation.
In a new review of Marsha Walker's Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician: Using the Evidence, Fourth Edition for Clinical Lactation, Heather D. Leopold, RN, LMT, writes that,
“In a world where mothers are often pitted against each other, lactation is particularly contentious as breastfeeding experts, who may or may not be medical professionals, are steadily challenged about the validity of the information they present. We are often called names and told we should stop being so dogmatic. Many times, lactation specialists may not be able to put their finger on specific information they know to be true and instead scramble to find resources.
Catherine Watson Genna's highly regarded Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants, Third Edition just received an outstanding new review in Clinical Lactation. According to Karen Meade, BS, MA, RN, IBCLC, LCCE, CPST,
“This book offers a wealth of clearly written information about infant sucking skills that is accessible by any healthcare professionals who support breastfeeding mothers and babies and should become part of the IBCLC preparatory canon.”
The wait is over for the highly anticipated Midwifery & Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide, Fourth Edition by Beth M. Kelsey and Jamille Nagtalon-Ramos. We debuted it at the recent American College of Nurse-Midwives Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.
According to Kate Woeber, CNM, MPH, Clinical Instructor, Emory University,
“Written and reviewed by experts in the fields of midwifery and women’s health, this resource provides a comprehensive review that students will find invaluable as they prepare for the certification exam. Students using this resource will gain a boost in knowledge and confidence, and program faculty will want to recommend this resource that is well-aligned with the standards and competencies necessary for professional practice.”
Topics: midwifery, New Edition, acnm, american college of nurse-midwives, Beth M. Kelsey, Jamille Nagtalon-Ramos, nursing, whnp, women's health nurse practitioner, midwifery, National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Wom, NPWH, Women's Health