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    PCCN Certification Review, Third Edition is "very helpful to anyone interested in taking the PCCN exam"

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on May 17, 2017 4:35:15 PM

    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."

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    Topics: American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, Ann J. Brorsen, Doody's Review Service, Keri R. Rogelet, nursing, Review, Advanced Practice, PCCN, Progressive Care Certified Nurse

    National Nurses Week Celebrates Healthy Nurses

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on May 8, 2017 2:28:07 PM

    It's National Nurses Week. Established by the American Nurses Association (ANA) in 1993, National Nurses Week begins on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale's birthday. This year's theme is “Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit.”

    Earlier this year, the ANA designated 2017 as the "Year of the Healthy Nurse" to encourage nurses to "eat healthier, be more active, get better sleep, and have more joy." Why? When nurses are healthier the nation is healthier.

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    Topics: American Nurses Association, ANA, National Nurses Week, nursing

    International Day of the Midwife Celebrates Partnerships

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on May 5, 2017 10:50:30 AM

    Please join us in honoring some of our favorite people-- midwives! Today is the International Day of the Midwife (IDM), a celebration of the valuable work that midwives do worldwide. Established by the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) in 1992, this year's theme is  "Midwives, Mothers and Families: Partners for Life!"

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    Topics: midwifery, nursing, midwifery, ICM, IDM, International Confederation of Midwives, International Day of the Midwife, midwife, Women's Health

    Women’s Health Issues Across the Life Cycle "does an excellent job"

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on May 4, 2017 3:40:29 PM

    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…"

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    Topics: women's health, Doody's Review Service, nursing, Review, ngela Sammarco, Women's Health

    May Is Oncology Nursing Month

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on May 1, 2017 11:29:33 AM

    Today marks the start of Oncology Nursing Month, a month-long celebration of the vital work that oncology nurses do every day. This year, Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) has chosen the theme of "Fearless Commitment. Endless Compassion" to embody the "steadfast and selfless" care that oncology nurses provide to patients and their families. According to ONS,

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    Topics: cancer nursing, Barbara Holmes Gobel, Connie Henke Yarbro, Debra Wujcik, Gail M. Wilkes, Margaret Barton-Burke, nursing, oncology, oncology nursing drug handbook, Oncology Nursing Month

    Jones & Bartlett Learning Publishes a New Edition of the Groundbreaking Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: The 5-Tier System

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Apr 28, 2017 1:56:37 PM

    We are excited to announce a new edition of the pioneering Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: The 5-Tier System by Julian T. Parer, Tekoa L. King, and Tomoaki Ikeda. This essential reference reviews the practice of fetal heart rate monitoring. Beginning with a description of the anatomy of fetal circulation, placental function as a respiratory organ, and acid-base balance, it also presents normal fetal cardiovascular and cerebral metabolism.

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    Topics: New Edition, nursing, Tekoa L. King, Julian T. Parer, EFM, Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring, FHR, Tomoaki Ikeda, Women's Health

    Kristen Mauk's Gerontological Nursing, Fourth Edition Offers an Interdisciplinary Approach to a Growing Population

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Apr 27, 2017 12:32:03 PM

    Over the next three decades, the U.S. population of people over 65 is expected to grow by more than half. By 2050, worldwide life expectancy is also projected to grow by nearly eight years. With more people living longer, health care has never been more important. That's why we recently published a new edition of Kristen Mauk's trusted Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care, a text that focuses on caring for older adults through a holistic and interdisciplinary approach.

    Based on the framework of the core competencies for baccalaureate nursing education published by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing, it provides the structure necessary to ensure that nursing students attain the recommended knowledge necessary to provide excellent care to older adults.

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    Topics: New Edition, Gerontological Nursing, Navigate, nursing, Geriatric, gerontology, Kristen Mauk

    A Guide to Women’s Health, Second Edition Provides a Quick Reference for Clinicians and Students

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Apr 26, 2017 3:52:59 PM

    While women make up more than half of the population in the United States, health care isn't always tailored to them. The just published A Guide to Women’s Health, Second Edition by Tolu Oyelowo and Judith Johnson seeks to change that. A practical and multidisciplinary text, it enables students and clinicians to identify and treat conditions quickly and effectively.

    Concise and easy-to-use, the Second Edition offers evidence-based information on conventional, complementary, and alternative care choices for a wide-range of conditions affecting women. Topics include epidemiology, etiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic and management considerations, self-care, and wellness.

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    Topics: New Edition, women's health, nursing, Judith Johnson, Tolu Oyelowo, Women's Health

    Lachel Story's Pathophysiology: A Practical Approach, Third Edition Continues as an Instructor and Student Favorite

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Apr 20, 2017 4:38:05 PM

    Despite providing the foundation for much of nursing education from medical-surgical nursing to pharmacology, pathophysiology continues to intimidate many students. While most textbooks offer too much or not enough information, the new edition of Lachel Story's Pathophysiology: A Practical Approach selects the ideal level of content and delivers it in a student-friendly, accessible way. Praised by both instructors and students for its clear writing style, use of dynamic images, and current research and epidemiological trends, it employs a concept-based approach.

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    Topics: New Edition, lachel story, Navigate, nursing, Pathophysiology

    Initiating and Sustaining the Clinical Nurse Leader Role: A Practical Guide, Third Edition Receives 5 Stars

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Apr 18, 2017 3:42:58 PM

    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."

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    Topics: Linda A. Roussel, clinical nurse leader, cnl, Doody's Review Service, James L. Harris, nursing, Review, Tricia Thomas, Leadership

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