Fast Facts For Dementia Care

Author by : Carol A. Miller
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Fast Facts For Dementia Care

Author by : Carol A. Miller
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Description : "This book helps you incorporate a person-centered approach in your usual nursing care as you address the unique needs of people who have dementia. The basic premise is that although the short-term nature of the care setting focuses on nursing interventions for the immediate medical problems, nurses have numerous opportunities to incorporate dementia-specific interventions in care plans"--


Fast Facts For Dementia Care Second Edition

Author by : Carol A. Miller, MSN, RN-BC
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Description : This quick-access clinical reference for nurses in adult health settings addresses the most prevalent and complex management challenges in caring for people with dementia. The second edition—completely updated with the newest guidelines for evidence-based, person-centered care—includes two new chapters on the Emotional Needs of People with Dementia and Self-Neglect and Elder Abuse, along with new information on cultural considerations and distinguishing between dementia and delirium. Quotes from people with dementia are included in this edition to give first-person accounts of their experiences. Fast Facts for Dementia Care, Second Edition delivers specific care strategies for all stages of dementia in a wide range of clinical settings, including acute care, long-term care, and home and community settings. Chapters introduce relatively simple dementia-specific interventions nurses can incorporate into their care plans to prevent or address problems before they escalate. Using bullet points and concise paragraphs, this streamlined resource discusses the issues faced by people with dementia and their care partners and what nurses can do. It addresses disease progression, assessment and management of pain, medications, safety concerns, communication strategies, ethical issues, and end-of-life care. New to the Second Edition: Completely updated with the newest guidelines for evidence-based, person-centered care of people with dementia New information of cultural considerations including culturally appropriate communication, considerations related to treatment goals, and more Chapters on Emotional Needs of People with Dementia and Self-Neglect and Elder Abuse Key Features: Helps identify and manage conditions associated with mental status, including delirium and dementia Provides clinical vignettes and quotes of real-life situations illustrating successful nursing interventions Discusses communication techniques for different stages of dementia Describes numerous interventions for addressing issues such as pain, safety, end-of-life care, and more Includes “Fast Facts” boxes for quick reference to essential information


Fast Facts For The Long Term Care Nurse

Author by : Charlotte Eliopoulos
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : Today, more than 10 million people in the United States require some form of long-term care, a number that is rapidly increasing and will continue to do so for years to come. This concise and user-friendly resource contains the fundamental information long-term care nurses need to provide all aspects of safe and effective care to their patients in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Written by a renowned and highly respected nurse leader in long-term care and gerontology, it presents key facts and core competencies related to the clinical and managerial responsibilities of nurses in these settings. Details on the specific skills required for this challenging specialty, as well as must-know information on regulatory standards, site visits, management and leadership, and dementia care, are presented in a concise format for quick access to information. The book embodies a holistic approach to nursing that recognizes the importance of quality of life in addition to quality of care. It provides an overview of the unique features of long-term care, addressing the operational differences between these settings and those of acute settings, the distinct responsibilities of long-term care nurses, special needs of the residents, and major clinical challenges. The text offers guidance on the use of evidence-based knowledge within the constraints of long-term care settings. Topics such as legal risks, documentation essentials, and the importance of self-care are covered, along with management and leadership issues relevant to the supervision of unlicensed personnel. The Fast Facts in a Nutshell feature assists readers in reinforcing and applying content, and a comprehensive resource list supplements the text. The book will also serve as a useful study tool for long-term nursing care certification. Key Features: Embodies the essential competencies for long-term care nursing practice Presents information in a concise easy-to-access format with bulleted facts and the Fast Facts in a Nutshell feature Addresses management and leadership issues germane to the long-term care setting Includes must-know information on regulatory standards, site visits, legal risks, documentation essentials, and more Guides nurses in using evidence-based knowledge in long-term care settings


Fast Facts For Dementia Care

Author by : Carol A. Miller, MSN, RN-BC
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Total Read : 95
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Description : This newest addition to the Fast Facts series is a succinct guide for nurses in adult health clinical settings on how to provide person-centered care for patients who have dementia as a concurrent condition. With an easy-access format, it offers the most up-to-date information on dementia and provides strategies for clinical management that facilitate the nurse's work while improving care for patients. The book presents specific care strategies for all stages of dementia and emphasizes relatively simple interventions that nurses can incorporate into their care plans to prevent problems or address them before they escalate. The guide distinguishes between dementia and conditions that mimic dementia, discusses issues related to specific care settings, presents person-centered strategies for families and care partners, and covers the assessment and management of pain, safety concerns, communication strategies, and ethical and legal issues. It additionally provides numerous resources that nurses can offer to caregivers. Fast Facts for Dementia Care will serve as a daily companion for all clinical nurses who work with older patients in any setting, including the emergency room, medical-surgical unit, medical office, and community mental health settings. Key Features: Easy to use and carry in all patient settings Provides communication techniques for different stages of dementia Describes numerous interventions for addressing issues such as pain, safety, behaviours, and ADLs Includes the ìFast Facts in a Nutshellî feature for quick reference Illustrates content with case vignettes


Fast Facts For The Gerontology Nurse

Author by : Charlotte Eliopoulos
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : This pocket-sized reference contains crucial evidence-based information that enables gerontology nurses to differentiate between normal and abnormal findings, understand the presentation and management of common diseases of the gerontological population and integrate age-specific considerations into care planning. (Gerontology)


Fast Facts

Author by : John CS. Breitner
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Description : The number of people with dementia is expected to quadruple by 2050. Because of its high prevalence and level of associated morbidity, dementia, and Alzheimer's disease in particular, is already an urgent health and economic issue for the developed world, and a rapidly growing threat in developing countries. This thoroughly updated second edition of Fast Facts: Dementia specifically aims to provide the primary care physician and other members of the healthcare team with the information they need to recognize and evaluate dementia and to provide optimum management and long-term care. - Offers a succinct review of the process of brain aging and its relationship to neurodegenerative disease. - Reviews the cause, course and treatment of each of the common illnesses that can provoke the dementia syndrome. - Enables the clinician to recognize the disease and to appreciate the basic principles of investigation and management. - Includes practical steps that the healthcare team can take to improve long-term care of patients and, perhaps, disease prevention.


Fast Facts Dementia

Author by : Lawrence J. Whalley
Languange : en
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Description : The number of people with dementia is expected to quadruple by 2050. Because of its high prevalence and level of associated morbidity, dementia, and Alzheimer's disease in particular, is already an urgent health and economic issue for the developed world, and a rapidly growing threat in developing countries. This thoroughly updated second edition of 'Fast Facts: Dementia' specifically aims to provide the primary care physician and other members of the healthcare team with the information they need to recognize and evaluate dementia and to provide optimum management and long-term care. Offers a succinct review of the process of brain aging and its relationship to neurodegenerative disease. Reviews the cause, course and treatment of each of the common illnesses that can provoke the dementia syndrome. Enables the clinician to recognize the disease and to appreciate the basic principles of investigation and management. Includes practical steps that the healthcare team can take to improve long-term care of patients and, perhaps, disease preventionContents: Basic neuroscience; The aging brain; Symptoms, signs and course; Neuropsychiatric complications; Clinical examination and investigations; Principles of care and treatment; Pharmacological treatment; Epidemiology of the dementing illnesses; Hypotheses on the causes of Alzheimer's disease; Future treatments; Useful resources.


Fast Facts For The Clinical Nurse Leader

Author by : Janice Wilcox, DNP, RN, CNL
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Total Read : 30
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Description : Facilitates a seamless transition from CNL student to CNL practitioner This unique, quick-access handbook delivers practice essentials for Clinical Nurse Leaders in all settings. Focusing on the broad responsibilities of the advanced clinicians in this growing field, this book provides evidence-based, step-by-step guidelines for incorporating the required CNL competencies into day-to-day practice. This Fast Facts guide describes the principles of evidence-based practice, quality improvement processes, care transitions, and patient and nursing advocacy, while covering the complex environments that CNLs are expected to lead and manage. Additionally, tips are included for marketing the CNL role to facilitate change, advocate for Nursing and Populations, and disseminate your individual accomplishments to organizational leaders. Each chapter includes objectives, vignettes, case scenarios, and lessons learned based on the experiences of the authors. Key Features: The only resource of its kind to supports CNL students as they transition into practice Provides the basics of quality improvement and evidence-based practice Serves as a quick-access reference for day-to-day responsibilities Helps CNLs to produce positive outcomes that sustain the CNL role Includes guidance to find quality job opportunities and get hired


Fast Facts About Medical Cannabis And Opioids

Author by : Gregory Smith, MD
Languange : en
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Description : Note to Readers: Publisher does not guarantee quality or access to any included digital components if book is purchased through a third-party seller. Helps nurses to provide the best and safest care for patients suffering from chronic pain This is the first book to discuss the use of medical cannabis in helping combat the opioid crisis, relieving pain, and reversing opioid addiction rates. With information presented in short chapters with bulleted content, this concise resource delivers all the information healthcare professionals need to know about non–cancer-related chronic pain, the opioid crisis, and medical cannabis. Using the most up-to-date evidence available, it examines the varied causes of chronic pain and provides a succinct overview of how cannabis can be integrated into treatment plans. Fast Facts About Medical Cannabis and Opioids delves into the epidemiology behind chronic pain, what the endocannabinoid system is, and how it works. It examines the complex interactions of opiates, cannabinoids, and the central nervous system, and answers key questions about different types of medical cannabis to promote open, honest conversations. Above all, this handbook provides the tools for obtaining unbiased, accurate information to share with patients. Key Features: Delivers a comprehensive overview of the opioid crisis in the United States and the benefits and drawbacks of medical cannabis as an alternative or supplement to opioids Discusses dos and don’ts of recommending medical cannabis to patients Provides the most up-to-date information on cannabis legislation Covers the endocannabinoid system and its biology Compares the use of opioids and medical cannabis for managing chronic pain Presents key information in short chapters, bulleted content, and figures, plus Fast Facts boxes that highlight key information


Fast Facts For The Cardiac Surgery Nurse Third Edition

Author by : Tanya Hodge, MS, RN, CNS, CCRN
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Total Read : 43
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Description : A quick-access format delivers the “big picture” from pre-op to extended recovery This concise clinical guide provides cardiac care nurses with speedy access to information and guidelines they use daily. Heavily updated with the newest clinical practice information, the third edition emphasizes postoperative complications and the nursing interventions designed to prevent and treat them. It includes updated coverage of risk factors for stroke and congenital heart disease and discusses new antithrombotics and antiplatelet medications. Bulleted information, brief paragraphs, boxed indicators highlighting key information, and Fast Facts “Pearls” are included in each chapter. The book’s consistent organization facilitates quick access to information on equipment, procedures, and pre- and post-op specialty care. Ideal for new graduates and nurses considering a switch to cardiac or critical care, this resource reinforces existing knowledge and provides a foundation for developing additional skills. New to the Third Edition: Encompasses the latest research and guidelines Emphasizes postoperative complications and care Discusses diagnostic testing, patient preparation for cardiac surgery, initial post-op complications, extended recovery complications, and stroke care Updated rehabilitation chapter includes important patient education content Educates readers about new antithrombotics and antiplatelet medications Offers new guidelines for use of ventricular assist devices Key Features: A handy pocket reference for new and experienced cardiac care nurses Organized for easy access to equipment, procedures, and pre- and post-op specialty care An overall focus on patient safety


Fast Facts For Making The Most Of Your Career In Nursing

Author by : Rhoda R. Redulla, DNP, RN-BC
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Total Read : 17
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Description : Note to Readers: Publisher does not guarantee quality or access to any included digital components if book is purchased through a third-party seller. Optimize your career potential and inspire your career narrative! This how-to resource is brimming with practical strategies and guidance to help nurses advance in all stages of their professional journey. Written for professionals at all levels of education and experience, this book features a wide range of “Success Stories” from nurses who have experienced the challenges of role development firsthand. This book will be helpful to healthcare organizations in pursuing the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® and Pathway to Excellence®. It will provide insight on how healthcare organizations can best support nurses in developing professionally. This Fast Facts book addresses the importance of the Quadruple Aim throughout health care and its effects on individual nurses. It provides specific advice on confidently navigating opportunities and obstacles through networking, research, scholarly presentation, and certification. Special topics include self-care, nursing as a second career, and the transition of nurse immigrants into a career in the US. Key Features: Offers helpful advice to nurses who are “stuck” in their professional nursing journey Candid and moving examples from knowledgeable, diverse nurses Addresses the importance of working in Magnet Recognition and Pathway to Excellence Programs Explains how to develop networks, competencies, and interpersonal skills


Fast Facts For Dnp Role Development

Author by : Denise Menonna-Quinn, DNP, RN-BC, AOCNS, BMTCN
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : Illustrates how the DNP degree fosters opportunities for nurses to shape the future of healthcare The first resource of its kind, this engaging handbook delivers practical guidance on the burgeoning roles and career opportunities afforded by the DNP degree, as well as the knowledge and skills required for career advancement. It provides students and professionals with a fundamental understanding of the value of the DNP degree and how it supports opportunities for nurses to shape the future of healthcare at academic, policy, organizational, site, and patient-care levels. Following an overview of the DNP degree, along with a discussion of key competencies required for success in any DNP arena, this guide examines the various roles a DNP graduate can hold. Chapters highlight potential career paths, education and certification requirements, opportunities and challenges, and the integration of relevant AACN DNP Essentials. Reflection questions and resources for further exploration conclude each chapter. Key Features: Delivers practical guidance on the DNP degree, potential roles, and career opportunities Describes how to integrate DNP Essentials into practice Discusses key competencies required for success in any DNP role Illustrates potential career paths with education and certification requirements Promotes self-reflection with thought-provoking questions Includes resources for further exploration


Fast Facts For The Nurse Psychotherapist

Author by : Jeffrey S. Jones, DNP, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CST, LNC
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : “[A] unique addition to the sparse literature on learning to become a nurse psychotherapist.... focuses not only on psychotherapeutic techniques, but also the work a nurse must be willing to do to become a skilled and helpful therapist.... a valuable resource for both psychiatric nursing graduate students and the practicing nurse psychotherapist.” —Angie S. Chesser, PhD, RN, APRN, CNS “Human beings are hot-wired biologically for relationship-building, and as such, it is the nurse–patient relationship that becomes central to healing.... This much-needed book gives voice to the very real perils of abandoning patients to pills. It is a clarion call to return to our roots and our strengths.” —Patrice Rancour, MS, RN Fast Facts for the Nurse Psychotherapist is the first book to guide the novice and experienced psychiatric APRN on the process of truly becoming a psychotherapist. It is grounded in the concept of self-reflection as a foundation for successful psychotherapeutic practice and addresses a variety of strategies and styles that foster positive outcomes; the use of dreams and other conscious/unconscious techniques; the clinical supervision process; and how to continually grow as an individual and therapist. This resource includes a variety of tools to promote self-reflection and provides practical considerations for the work environment, billing and other administrative responsibilities, and political concerns. Abundant case examples allow the reader to “sit in” on therapy sessions. The book also offers an overview of the history of the psychiatric nurse as therapist and the seminal work of Hildegard Peplau. Written in an approachable and conversational style, this unique resource will prepare nurse psychotherapists to become mindfully ready to help their clients to the fullest. Key Features: Highlights the importance of self-reflection and delivers helpful tools to promote it Provides strategies and styles for effective therapeutic practice Allows the reader to “sit in” on therapy sessions with vivid case examples Provides a foundation for independent professional and personal growth Written in an approachable, conversational style


Fast Facts To Loving Your Research Project

Author by : Brenda Marshall
Languange : en
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Description : Makes research accessible—even enjoyable—to all nursing students! While often greeted with trepidation, the importance of a research project—how it is conducted and its significance to practice—is an essential aspect of nursing and other healthcare arenas. This innovative resource is a user-friendly introduction to evidence-based practice and other types of research-based initiatives that improve patient outcomes. Using a method formed through years of teaching experience, Brenda Marshall translates the difficult and sometimes confusing language of research into everyday vocabulary, linking complicated concepts with easily understood scenarios. Written in quick-access Fast Facts style, the book presents knowledge in a consistent, step-by-step format characterized by bite-sized information. Each chapter opens with learning objectives that unfold into new concepts, followed by everyday life examples. Fast Facts boxes, systematized tables, and new vocabulary reinforce learning and highlight key concepts. This application-based approach helps students question their preconceived notions about research and then engage in it with a newfound confidence. Key Features: Translates complex research concepts into straightforward language Demonstrates clear, step-by-step methods that facilitate successful attainment of research goals Helps students to construct an argument, build a theory, and critically explore a belief Includes “Tickling Your Research Brain,” presenting easily understandable research experiences Promotes self-sufficiency in lifelong learning and achievement Written by an instructor whose classes have propelled many successful research careers


Fast Facts In Health Informatics For Nurses

Author by : Lynda R Hardy, PhD, RN, FAAN
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : “Provides a broad overview of informatics knowledge to empower nurses to be thoughtful and participate in the capture, storage, and use of data to create information and knowledge to optimize patient outcomes...In this book, you will gain an understanding of how clinical decision support tools work so you can provide feedback about [their] effectiveness and recommend additional ways decision support tools help.” -Bonnie L. Westra, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI From the Foreword Understanding and managing technology is a key component in providing quality patient care today. This addition to the popular Fast Facts series provides RNs and nursing students with an accessible, concise, step-by-step introduction to the essentials of informatics and its impact on patient lives. This book delivers required competencies and frameworks for both nursing education and practice, expanding upon integral systems and technologies within our health care system and their impact on the responsibilities of the individual nurse. Highlighting the intricacies within a specialized approach to health care data, data mining, and data organization, this resource connects day-to-day informatics practices to larger initiatives and perspectives. Clear and concise synopses of health care essentials, case studies, and abundant practical examples help readers understand how Health Informatics improves patient care within the nursing scope of practice. Thought-provoking questions in each chapter facilitate in-depth considerations about chapter content. Key Features: Key information about the electronic health record, telehealth, wearables, and decision support tools Practical examples demonstrate how informatics improves patient care within the nurses’ scope of practice Chapter case studies with thought-provoking questions Nurses’ influence on data quality Relevant ethical, legal, and social issues The intersection of technology and informatics and the power of data


Fast Facts For Pediatric Primary Care

Author by : Kristine M Ruggiero, PhD, MSN, RN, CPNP
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Total Read : 57
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Description : Uniquely written from the perspectives of a Nurse Practitioner and a Physician Assistant This quick-access reference guide encompasses all key diagnostic and management essentials needed for safe and effective pediatric practice. By incorporating the most current literature and evidence-based practice, this guide explains how to best assess, diagnose, and treat common pediatric disorders in an ambulatory care setting. This practical, pocket-sized resource is presented in concise paragraphs, providing access to key information at a glance. Chapters consistently include focused assessment and diagnosis of the most common clinical problems and treatment options. Key points, important developmental milestones, and illness prevention and management sections provide practitioners with important content to educate patients and families easily and thoroughly. Abundant tables and charts help to facilitate quick reference to key components of practice. Links to frequently updated clinical guidelines and important web resources ensure that practitioners can maintain access to the most current knowledge available. Key Features: Provides speedy access to crucial information with concise paragraphs, chapter objectives, key points, and tables Conveniently organized by most commonly seen diseases and disorders Provides links to frequently updated clinical guidelines and web resources Purchase includes digital access for use on most mobile devices or computers


Fast Facts For Stroke Care Nursing Second Edition

Author by : Kathy J. Morrison, MSN, RN, CNRN, SCRN
Languange : en
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Description : “[This] quick reference text to guide nurses is a ‘must-have’ as this disease tests our health care delivery system... Fast Facts for Stroke Care Nursing, Second Edition provides a succinct yet comprehensive review.” --Linda Littlejohns, MSN, RN, FAAN, SCRN, CNRN Neuroscience Clinical Nurse Consultant From the Foreword The second edition of this practical, pocket-sized reference has been updated to include the groundbreaking changes to stroke care protocols. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States today and leading preventable cause of long-term disability. This resource fills in the gaps left in neuroscience content in nursing school and streamlines an often intimidating, but critically important, area of care. Featuring diagnostic tests, cutting-edge treatments, and standards for best practice, Fast Facts for Stroke Care Nursing, Second Edition distills the lengthy and often complex national stroke care guidelines into a clear, easily digestible format. This guide can be used as a staff education resource or as a concise review for SCRN or SNRN certification exams, as well as a refresher for nurses seeking the essentials of stroke care. Content starts with stroke care improvements, covers moving through acute care to postacute care, and finishes with practical pointers for performance improvement. New to the Second Edition: Updated diagnostics with additional MR, CT, and transcranial Doppler options Modified Rankin Scale score Expands upon the neurological assessment with tips for completing it New acute hemorrhagic stroke intervention and 2015 landmark studies on thrombectomy Pipeline device New large-vessel occlusion tools, routing plans, and certification programs for prehospital personnel Expanded use of telemedicine Information for advanced practice providers Changes to the prehospital phase, the acute treatment phase, and the population affected by stroke Key Features: Reflects current standards of the American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, and The Joint Commission Provides crucial information at a glance about diagnostic tests, state-of-the-art treatments, and best practice standards


Fast Facts For Wound Care Nursing

Author by : Zelia A. Kifer, RN, BSN, CWS
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Total Read : 53
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Description : "This book is a user-friendly, real-world guide to assessing and managing any type of wound. The author presents vital information for nurses and nursing students who provide wound care in any setting...a wonderful resource for nurses."--The AORN Journal (Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses) "Wound care is arguably the single most difficult topic in medicine. It has no defined solution like insulin for the diabetic...no easy strategy that covers all wounds...we are so tremendously blessed when [a wound care specialist] like Zelia carves out time to capture a career of experiences in text so that it can be shared with others. We are indebted to her for making this important contribution to the clinician's armament for dealing with [the] difficult-to-heal wounds of their patients." Bruce Gibbins, PhD Founder, Chief Technical Officer and Chairman of the Board of AcryMed, Inc. Former faculty at the University of Otago Medical School Using the concise, compact Fast Facts format, this guide encompasses the multitude of new healing technologies and presents important breakthroughs in understanding why some wounds don't heal. Each chapter builds, step-by-step, on the essential principles of wound care including wound assessment and documentation, the spectrum of wounds from simple to complex, wound treatment guidelines and protocols, and the legal aspects and regulations surrounding wound care. This user-friendly guide organizes the vast amount of information relating to wound care products and eases the complexity of wound management. A "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" section in each chapter provides quick access to important wound care principles, and bullet-point information and tables enable readers to quickly locate relevant information. This guide will be a useful companion in the day-to-day care of wound patients, reinforcing knowledge needed in all practice settings, including acute care, critical care, long-term care, home care, operating room, and outpatient settings. Key Features: Organizes and simplifies a vast amount of wound care information into a compact, user-friendly format Addresses wound care assessment, protocol, and treatment of the spectrum of wounds from simple to complex for all levels of practitioners Encompasses new healing technologies and information regarding difficult-to-heal wounds Presents comprehensive wound care algorithms, dressings, debridement procedures, ostomy care, optimal surface and equipment for wound patients, and adjunctive therapies


Fast Facts For Managing Patients With A Psychiatric Disorder

Author by : Brenda Marshall, EdD, PMHNP-BC, ANEF
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Total Read : 59
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Description : The first book to address the care of dual-diagnosis patients in non-psychiatric settings Brimming with practical insights and strategies, this unique Fast Facts resource delivers concise, quick-access information about caring for patients with common physical complaints who also have a psychiatric diagnosis. It is the first book written for non-psychiatric nurses in multiple clinical settings to address the needs of patients with co-morbid diagnoses, and facilitates the integration of skills and strategies that support recovery for patients diagnosed with mental illness. Delivered in a convenient pocket-sized format, the guide delivers comprehensive information in easy-to-access short chapters, bulleted lists, tables, and figures, along with “Fast Facts in a Nutshell” boxes featuring key information. It covers the diagnoses of common psychiatric disorders and addresses the symptom alliance between various medical diagnoses and mental illness, and substance abuse and co-occurring mental disorders. Also included are strategies for establishing a therapeutic alliance with patients with psychiatric disorders and issues posing challenges for nurses in specific clinical settings. Additionally, the book explores the legal and ethical issues surrounding provision of care to patients with mental illness. Key Features: Delivers quick-access information about caring for patients with co-morbid diagnoses—the first book to do so Written for non-psychiatric nurses in a variety of clinical settings Presents key information in short chapters, bulleted content, lists, tables, and figures plus “Fast Facts” boxes Covers the diagnoses of common psychiatric disorders and de-stigmatizes patients with mental illness Provides strategies for fostering successful nursing interventions


Fast Facts For Nurse Practitioners

Author by : Nadine M. Aktan, PhD, RN, FNP-BC
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Total Read : 84
Total Download : 443
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Description : Note to Readers: Publisher does not guarantee quality or access to any included digital components if book is purchased through a third-party seller. The first book to provide an insider view of the latest advances and trends in the full range of clinical subspecialty areas. Fast Facts for Nurse Practitioners: Practice Essentials for Clinical Subspecialties takes the busy advanced practice provider or student on a journey through the clinical subspecialties. The author, a highly experienced nurse practitioner, has immersed herself in each of these clinical areas and interviewed medical specialists to identify the latest advances, trends, and tips to more confidently and competently assess, diagnose, manage, and refer patients across the life span. Hot topics in allergy and immunology, cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, infectious disease, nephrology, neurology, obstetrics, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, pediatrics, psychiatry, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology are addressed. Each chapter provides information on common chief complaints, pathophysiology, diagnostic considerations, and key points for management or referral. This concise reference provides evidence-based strategies to manage ever-changing patient needs in an easy-to-digest format. Key Features: Serves the needs of advanced practice providers and students Offers the latest advances and trends for all clinical subspecialty areas in one concise, quick-reference resource Provides evidence-based guidelines to support the principles of assessment, differential diagnosis, management, and referral Highlights only the most relevant and timely information, allowing readers to save time, stay current, and improve patient outcomes


Fast Facts About Sexually Transmitted Infections Stis

Author by : Meredith J Scannell, PhD, MSN, MPH, CNM, SANE
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Total Read : 30
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Description : This is the first book to provide practical and accessible guidance for frontline nurses in the delivery of effective, compassionate care to patients with STIs. With a focus on these infections as a growing global-health problem, this book helps facilitate early identification, treatment, and prevention, including counseling and behavioral interventions. This guide reviews common sexually transmitted diseases in depth, providing epidemiology, risk factors, signs and symptoms, long-term sequelae, disease transmission, diagnosis, and recommended treatment. It focuses on nursing-specific interventions that include understanding a sensitive and appropriate patient history, interpreting a holistic consideration of patient lifestyle, and linking population-specific patient education and counseling. Written in quick-access Fast Facts format with bulleted information and concise paragraphs, each disease-related chapter provides a lifespan-specific section on pregnant women, adolescents and older adult patients, and nursing considerations for setting specific patient approaches. Links to government websites, such as updated screening guidelines, are incorporated throughout. Key Features: Provides expert guidance from an accomplished forensic nurse/nurse midwife Addresses the most common STIs to facilitate accurate differential diagnosis and management li>Considers to needs of special populations to provide individualized, culturally sensitive care Offers evidence-based patient information, prevention, and counseling guidance to maximize positive public health outcomes


Fast Facts For The Neonatal Nurse Second Edition

Author by : Michele R. Davidson, PhD, CNM, CFN, RN
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 25
Total Download : 122
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Description : Written for novice neonatal nurses and those new to the NICU, this concise, easy-to-use resource delivers all the essentials of daily practice for the care of neonates and their families. Families experience dramatic transformations as roles develop and change during the newborn period. Throughout it all, they rely on the nurse’s expertise, support, and encouragement to learn to care for their child and meet the newborn’s most basic needs. Fast Facts for the Neonatal Nurse, Second Edition begins with a streamlined yet comprehensive review of normal newborn characteristics. With this foundation, chapters walk through a variety of common and uncommon newborn physiological changes to enable the neonatal nurse to detect any possible complications that warrant additional assessment. This second edition provides more in-depth content on high-risk conditions to promote the safest, high-quality care to the entire neonatal patient population. Grounded in evidence-based practice, all chapters in this edition have been updated with the newest neonatal interventions and protocols. New to the Second Edition: Introduces a new “High Risk Care” section specific to the needs of neonates with conditions that may warrant high risk or NICU settings Contains THREE new chapters: Introduction to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Management of Common NICU Complications Neonatal Ethical Conflicts & Considerations Key Features: Provides essential information for new neonatal nurses in concise, consistent, easy-to-use format Contains crucial knowledge for comprehensive, holistic care for both low-risk and high-risk neonates and their families in all settings Presents only evidence-based practice recommendations Includes such features as Fast Facts Boxes and tables with easy-to-read lab values to reinforce information


Fast Facts For The Cardiac Surgery Nurse Second Edition

Author by : Tanya Hodge, MS, RN, CNS, CCRN
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 50
Total Download : 738
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Description : This handy clinical guide provides speedy access to information and guidelines cardiac surgery nurses need to know and use daily. It covers all aspects of care from preoperative to recovery, with an emphasis on prevention and management of postoperative complications—an area where nurses can really make a difference and improve care. The second edition is completely revised and updated, with such highlights as new coverage of risk factors for stroke, thoracic aortic aneurysms, and congenital heart disease, and updates on new surgical techniques and devices. New illustrations help to clarify crucial information and tables are reorganized to emphasize commonly used medications. The second edition retains all of the expedient features of the Fast Facts guides, including Fast Facts in a Nutshell boxes delineating especially important content, chapter introductions and objectives, short, easy-to-read chapters, and a convenient pocket size. The heart of the book focuses on post-op complications and nursing interventions to prevent and treat them. The book’s five sections are comprised of the Preoperative Period, the Intraoperative Period, the Immediate Postoperative Period, the Extended Postoperative Period, and the Recovery Period, including discharge and long-term rehabilitation. Each section includes nursing considerations and patient education topics. Nurse-sensitive indicators and strategies for improving nursing care are featured throughout. The resource will be highly valuable to new graduates and nurses who are considering a switch to cardiac care, and will reinforce the knowledge of seasoned practitioners. New to the Second Edition: Updates including new surgical techniques and devices Additional graphics to increase reader comprehension Modifications to tables for ease of access to information New sections on thoracic aortic aneurysms and congenital heart disease New chapter on stroke with a focus on postoperative treatment options Key Features: Delivers a handy pocket reference for new and experienced cardiac care nurses Organized for easy access to equipment, procedures, and pre- and post-op specialty care Includes Fast Facts in a Nutshell delivery of timely content Formatted in short paragraphs packed with timely and accessible information


Fast Facts For Evidence Based Practice In Nursing Third Edition

Author by : Dr. Maryann Godshall, PhD, CCRN, CPN, CNE
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 93
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Description : Second Edition Designated a Doody’s Core Title! This is a concise, pocket-sized resource for students and practicing nurses alike that delivers the fundamentals of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) and basic nursing research concepts in an easy-to-read, quick-access format. It demystifies the research process with straightforward information presented in brief paragraphs and bullet points. The third edition is updated to deliver the most current information on research methods, database upgrades, and new resources. It includes two new chapters on evidence-based practice projects, often required in BSN and RN-BSN programs, nursing internships, and residencies. The reference serves as a succinct companion for students in EBP courses and provides practicing nurses with a resource for developing EBP on their units. It equips bedside nurses with fundamental concepts and explains basic research terms and how to conduct literature searches to “find the evidence.” The third edition continues to deliver the most practical information on EBP, including how to get the best evidence quickly, using various databases, and coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methods. At-a-glance charts categorize research and abundant examples demonstrate concepts. This classroom-tested book also provides background information on defining the “compelling question,” which is essential to finding the appropriate evidence-based material. New to the third edition: Updated with current information on research methods and new resources “Finding the Evidence” chapter completely updated with the latest databases and search engines Includes new chapters on Developing the EBP Project and Presentation of the EBP Project Aligns with projects that are required by many undergraduate programs and residency/internships programs for new nurses Incorporates the Iowa Model of EBP into developing the project format Key Features: Provides step-by-step methods to implement evidence-based practice Includes examples of how hospitals and healthcare providers are integrating EBP into their practice Includes extensive coverage of how EBP can be used to improve patient care, with examples and cases to show readers practical application of content Reviews basic terms and principles Presents quantitate and qualitative research approaches The book has been classroom tested and used in both live and online course formats


Fast Facts Dementia

Author by : Lawrence J. Whalley
Languange : en
Publisher by : Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 49
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Description : The number of people with dementia is expected to quadruple by 2050. Because of its high prevalence and level of associated morbidity, dementia, and Alzheimer's disease in particular, is already an urgent health and economic issue for the developed world, and a rapidly growing threat in developing countries. This thoroughly updated second edition of 'Fast Facts: Dementia' specifically aims to provide the primary care physician and other members of the healthcare team with the information they need to recognize and evaluate dementia and to provide optimum management and long-term care. • Offers a succinct review of the process of brain aging and its relationship to neurodegenerative disease. • Reviews the cause, course and treatment of each of the common illnesses that can provoke the dementia syndrome. • Enables the clinician to recognize the disease and to appreciate the basic principles of investigation and management. • Includes practical steps that the healthcare team can take to improve long-term care of patients and, perhaps, disease prevention Contents: • Basic neuroscience • The aging brain • Symptoms, signs and course • Neuropsychiatric complications • Clinical examination and investigations • Principles of care and treatment • Pharmacological treatment • Epidemiology of the dementing illnesses • Hypotheses on the causes of Alzheimer's disease • Future treatments • Useful resources


Fast Facts For The School Nurse Second Edition

Author by : Janice Loschiavo, MA, RN, NJ-CSN
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 36
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File Size : 53,5 Mb
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Description : This is a concise reference providing quick access to information busy school nurses use every day to perform their duties competently and efficiently. It is written for nurses who are transitioning to a school setting, yet has much to offer more experienced school nurses. The second edition has been substantially revised to address the relevancy of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Healthy People Initiatives 2020 to school age children and their families, and incorporate information about the push towards formal evaluation of school nurses. It discusses new technology and the effects of head trauma and other sports-related injuries on academic performance. New information also includes the move towards standardized immunization, completely computerized health records, self-administered student medications, and prioritization of tasks for novice and substitute school nurses.


Fast Facts For The New Nurse Practitioner Second Edition

Author by : Dr. Nadine M. Aktan, PhD, RN, FNP-BC
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 48
Total Download : 955
File Size : 46,8 Mb
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Description : What type of degree do I need to become a nurse practitioner? How do I choose the right clinical preceptor? How can I best prepare for my first year of practice? Written for those considering NP practice, current NP students, and newly certified NPs alike, this quick, easy-to-use manual covers everything there is to know about transitioning into the NP role, its rewards, and its challenges. This second edition includes several new chapters, covering electronic health records, the impact of health care reform, promoting the NP role, and choosing a doctoral program. All of the original chapters have been revised or expanded, with updated key points, tables, and vignettes supplying cutting-edge knowledge and skills to help new NPs excel. The only resource of its kind, this book guides the reader through the entire process of becoming an NP, from the initial decision to the selection of the right educational program to licensure. It discusses the contractual relationship with institutions and related health providers, along with legal and administrative issues. Currently practicing NPs offer words of wisdom on how to survive the first year of practice, and stories from the author and her colleagues provide an intimate look at everyday realities. Organized for easy access to information and filled with humor, the book features learning objectives, quizzes, checklists to facilitate decision making, and other helpful tools. Fast Facts in a Nutshell boxes highlight need-to-know information, and useful tips and resource lists provide information on scholarships, certification, professional organizations, and networking. New to the Second Edition: The dos and don’ts of electronic health records Surviving health care reform today and tomorrow Marketing the NP role to the nursing profession, employers, and the public The terminal degree in nursing: PhD, EdD, or DNP? Revised and expanded information in all chapters Updated key points, vignettes, and tables Nadine M. Aktan, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, received her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in nursing from Rutgers University College of Nursing and Graduate School in New Brunswick and Newark, New Jersey. She is currently chairperson and associate professor at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey, teaching future nurses and nurse practitioners. She also practices as a family nurse practitioner at the Immedicenter, an urgent care/family practice with locations in Clifton, Bloomfield, and Totowa, New Jersey, and as a maternal–child community health nurse for Valley Home Care in Paramus, New Jersey.


Fast Facts For The Medical Surgical Nurse

Author by : Maggie Ciocco, MS, RN, BC
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 91
Total Download : 641
File Size : 50,9 Mb
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Description : Written for registered nurses in orientation, this concise, user-friendly resource provides a complete picture of all components of excellent patient care on a busy medical-surgical nursing unit. It covers assessment, key clinical skills/procedures, and documentation of care in an easily digestible, bulleted format. Time-tested guidance about new nurse orientation to professional practice includes ìproven pearls for success.î Content is current and evidence-based, and reinforces previously mastered skills in ìkey points to rememberî sections. The theme of ìthe big pictureî of patient care is a consistent thread throughout. Clinical chaptersóorganized by body system for easy reference--present common conditions seen in medical-surgical nursing and unit emergencies, along with focused assessments, lab work overview, related procedures and skills, a documentation guide, and common medications including those for pain management. Chapters also cover pre-operative and post-operative care for all conditions. Several ìmust-have sectionsî include an orientation guide describing what new nurses can expect as they embrace their new role. This section addresses co-workers and supervisors, finding a mentor, hourly rounding, HIPAA reminders, and telephone skills/customer relations. Another section is devoted to all aspects of infection control, and an appendix provides a wealth of resources and supporting information of particular value to the new nurse. Key Features: Provides concise, user-friendly, evidence-based guidance about the ìwhole pictureî of nursing on a medical-surgical or sub-acute unit Presents a unique orientation section offering ìproven pearls for successî Contains focused assessment guides, skills overview, documentation tips, and medications for common medical-surgical conditions and emergencies Addresses pre- and post-operative care and pain control Covers important protocols regarding infection control