Jul 042022
 

This book serves as a guide to a comprehensive range of diagnostic screenings and tests used during pregnancy. It links routine antenatal care with specialist investigations, describing when follow up is required and how to interpret the results. Designed for ease of reference, this resource helps midwives make informed, evidence-based clinical decisions. It also provides guidance about how best to discuss sensitive issues with mothers and how to provide support to parents receiving bad news. This book is an essential resource for midwives and other health professionals involved in delivering antenatal care to women and their families. Expert contributors ensure that the information is reliable and up-to-date, and the easy-to-use format guides practitioners through each procedure, interpretation of results, and appropriate interventions.

The only book of its kind, developed to provide midwives with a comprehensive guide to antenatal investigations in an accessible format.

Includes a range of clinical scenarios and considers the parents’ point of view, which brings the tests to life and helps midwives understand the clinical application and impact of investigations.

A chapter written by the national charity ARC (Antenatal Results and Choices) relates first-hand accounts from parents whose newborns have been diagnosed with an abnormality, providing insight into how best to provide sensitive care to parents facing difficult situations.

Extensive illustrations, diagrams, summary tables and ultrasound scan images make the information in the book clear and understandable.

Best practice guidance from National Screening Committee (NSC) are provided to ensure all practitioners are aware of the NSC policy.

Clinical guidance is supported by explanations of common and specialist terminology and developments in technology.

The fundamental principles underlying genetic and chromosomal testing are described.

The historical and cultural aspects of antenatal investigations are discussed, as well as the potential impact of these technologies on the future role of the midwife.

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Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) Eighth

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Jun 172022
 

New 8th Edition!
Innovative resource for interactive, simulation-based teaching and learning

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) is an educational program jointly sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Heart Association (AHA). The course is designed to teach an evidence-based approach to resuscitation of the newborn to health care professionals who care for newborns at the time of delivery.

NRP Essentials and NRP Advanced
The NRP, 8th edition, introduces a new educational methodology to better meet the needs of health care professionals who manage the newly born baby.

New in the 8th edition

  • Key Points at the beginning of each lesson.
  • Quick Response (QR) codes that enable the reader to view short videos about the topics on their mobile device.
  • Lesson Review Questions grouped together at the end of each lesson.
  • Quality Improvement Opportunities and Frequently Asked Questions in each lesson.
  • New sections in Lesson 10 (Special Considerations) about resuscitation of the newborn with a myelomeningocele or an abdominal wall defect.
  • Three Supplemental Lessons (Improving Resuscitation Team Performance, Resuscitation Outside the Delivery Room, and Bringing Quality Improvement to Your Resuscitation Team) that allow NRP users to enhance their resuscitation knowledge and performance.

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Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics 9th Edition

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Jun 172022
 

Concise, readable, and up to date, Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics, 9th Edition, provides the must-know information you need in pediatrics from the name you trust. A readable, full-color format; high-yield, targeted chapters; and thorough content updates ensure strong coverage of core knowledge as well as recent advances in the field. This focused resource is ideal for medical students, pediatric residents, PAs, and nurse practitioners in various educational and practice settings, including pediatric residencies, clerkships, and exams.

  • Covers normal childhood growth and development, as well as the diagnosis, management, and prevention of common pediatric diseases and disorders.

 

  • Contains new coverage of COVID-19, Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), and Vaping-Induced Lung Injury.

 

  • Includes Pearls for Practitioners at the end of each section, as well as updated immunization schedules and an expanded discussion of trauma-informed care.

 

  • Features well written, high-yield coverage throughout, following COMSEP curriculum guidelines relevant to your pediatric clerkship or rotation.

 

  • Uses a full-color format with images and numerous new tables throughout, so you can easily visualize complex information.

 

  • Provides real-world insights from chapter authors who are also Clerkship Directors, helping you gain the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed both in caring for patients and in preparing for clerkship or in-service examinations.

  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

Evolve Instructor site with an image and test bank is available to instructors through their Elsevier sales rep or via request at https://evolve.elsevier.com.

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Stoelting’s Anesthesia and Co-Existing Disease 8th Edition

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Jun 162022
 

A valuable resource for anesthesia providers at all levels of training and practice, Stoelting’s Anesthesia and Co-Existing Disease, 8th Edition, provides concise, thorough coverage of pathophysiology of the most common diseases and their medical management relevant to anesthesia. Noted authority Dr. Roberta L. Hines and new editor Dr. Stephanie Jones lead a stellar team of contributing authors who provide clear, detailed guidance on successfully managing or avoiding complications stemming from pre-existing conditions.

  • Presents detailed discussions of common diseases, as well as highlights of more rare diseases and their unique features that could be of importance in the perioperative period.
  • Includes the latest practice guidelines, easy-to-follow treatment algorithms, bulleted key points, and more.
  • Contains two new chapters on Nutritional Diseases: Obesity and Malnutrition and Chronic Pain, and significantly revised content on valvular heart disease, heart failure and cardiomyopathies, pericardial disease and cardiac trauma, endocrine disease, diseases of aging, pregnancy-associated diseases, and more.
  • Features abundant figures, tables, diagrams, and photos that provide fast access to the most pertinent aspects of every condition and clarify critical points regarding management.
  • Examines specific anesthesia considerations for special patient populations, including pediatric, obstetric, and elderly patients.
  • Ideal for anesthesiologists in practice and for anesthesia residents in training and preparing for boards.
  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

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Evidence-Based Physical Examination: Best Practices for Health & Well-Being Assessment (Paperback) – Comprehensive Book for Teaching Physical and Health Assessment Techniques 1st Edition

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Jun 122022
 

The first book to teach physical assessment techniques based on evidence and clinical relevance.

 

Grounded in an empirical approach to history-taking and physical assessment techniques, this text for advanced health care providers and students focuses on patient well-being and health promotion. It is based on an analysis of current evidence and up-to-date guidelines and recommendations and underscores the evidence, acceptability, and clinical relevance behind physical assessment techniques.

 

Evidence-Based Physical Examination: Best Practices for Health and Well-Being Assessment offers the unique perspective of teaching both a holistic and scientific approach to assessment. The chapters in this physical examination handbook are consistently structured for ease of use to include anatomy and physiology, key history questions and considerations, physical examination, laboratory considerations, imaging considerations, evidence-based practice recommendations, and differential diagnoses related to normal and abnormal findings. Case studies, clinical pearls, and key takeaways aid retention and countless illustrations, images, and videos demonstrate advanced history-taking and assessment techniques. Ancillary resources include an instructor manual with learning objectives, chapter summaries, case studies, multiple-choice questions, and essay questions; videos; PowerPoint slides; test bank; and image bank. This is the physical assessment text of the future.

 

Key Features:

 

Delivers the evidence, acceptability, and clinical relevance behind advanced history-taking and assessment techniques

Eschews “traditional” techniques that do not demonstrate evidence-based reliability

Focuses on the most current clinical guidelines and recommendations from resources such as the US Preventative Services Task Force

Focuses on the use of modern technology for assessment

Aids retention through case studies, clinical pearls, and key takeaways

Demonstrates advanced techniques with countless illustrations, images, and videos

Includes a robust instructor manual with learning objectives, chapter summaries, case studies, multiple-choice questions, and essay questions; PowerPoint slides; test bank; and image bank.

Purchase includes access to the eBook for use on most mobile devices or computers.

Publisher: Springer Publishing

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Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2020 1st Edition

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May 252022
 

The go-to guide for students and nurses alike to promote better patient care! Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2020 provides you with essential information on more than 1,000 generic and 4,000 trade name drugs. This handy user-friendly guide features updated Black Box Alerts and comprehensive coverage of IV drug administration, nursing considerations, and fixed combinations. It uniquely guides you through clinical priorities in the practice setting and is organized alphabetically by generic drug name for quick reference. Detailed information for each drug distinguishes side effects and adverse reactions and lists the effect or reaction by frequency of occurrence to allow the nurse to easily identify which are most likely to occur. Plus, new drug monographs cover approximately 32 newly approved drugs by the FDA; and thoroughly updated monographs include new interactions, precautions, and alerts.

 

Access to this product, which may be at the discretion of your institution, is up to 3 years of online and perpetual offline access. Elsevier reserves the right to restrict or remove access due to changes in product portfolio or other market conditions.

  • Over 1,000 generic name drugs (encompassing over 4,000 trade name drugs) are organized alphabetically with A to Z tabs to make accessing important information quick and easy.
  • Detailed information for each drug distinguishes side effects and adverse reactions to help you identify which are most likely to occur.
  • Special text treatment for high-alert drugs that pose the greatest risk for patient harm, as well as an appendix for drug names that sound alike and look alike, helppromote safe drug administration.
  • UNIQUE! Frequently-used herb monographs and herb interactions keep you informed of the effects of commonly encountered herbs.Classifications s
  • ection features an overview of actions and uses for drug families.T
  • op 100 Drugs list helps you easily identify the most frequently administered drugs.N
  • ursing implications are organized in a functional nursing process framework and include headings for Baseline Assessment, Intervention/Evaluation, and Patient/Family Teaching.
  • Information on lifespan and disorder-related dosage variations equips you with special considerations for pediatric, geriatric, hepatic, and immune-or renal-compromised patients.
  • Extensively expanded IV content features a heading for IV compatibilities and expanded rates of infusion, reconstitutions, drip rates, test doses, flushing, and incompatibilities.
  • Fixed combinations are included in dosages of each combined drug directly within the individual monographs to help you understand different drug dose options for specific diseases.
  • Cross-references to the 400 top U.S. brand-name drugs are located directly in the main section of the book for easier accessibility.
  • Customizable and printable monographs for 100 of the most commonly used drugs and quarterly drug updates are located on the free Evolve companion site.
  • Therapeutic and toxic blood level information shows students the patient implications for drug administration.
  • Comprehensive IV Compatibility Chart foldout arms you with compatibility information for 65 intravenous drugs.
  • Newly approved drugs are listed in the front of the book for quick and easy access to this timely information.
  • Highlights the features of a sample drug monograph with callouts tohelp you understand how to use the book more efficiently.
  • NEW! Drug monographs for approximately 32 newly approved drugs by the FDA equip you with the most current drug information.
  • NEW! Updated monographs include new interactions, precautions, alerts, patient teaching instructions, and other need-to-know information helps prevent medication dispensing errors.

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Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children: Guidelines for the Management of Common Illnesses with Limited Resources 2nd Edition

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May 062022
 

The second edition of this pocket book is for use by doctors, senior nurses and other senior health workers who are responsible for the care of young children at the first referral level in developing countries. It presents up-to-date clinical guidelines which are based on a review of the available published evidence by subject experts, for both inpatient and outpatient care in small hospitals where basic laboratory facilities and essential drugs and inexpensive medicines are available. In some settings, these guidelines can be used in the larger health centers where a small number of sick children can be admitted for inpatient care.

The guidelines are for use in both inpatient and outpatient care in hospitals with basic laboratory facilities and essential medicines. These guidelines focus on the management of the major causes of childhood mortality in most developing countries, such as newborn problems, pneumonia, diarrhoea, malaria, meningitis, septicaemia, measles and related conditions, severe acute malnutrition and paediatric HIV/AIDS. It also covers common procedures, patient monitoring and supportive care on the wards and some common surgical conditions that can be managed in small hospitals.

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Mosby’s 2021 Nursing Drug Reference (Skidmore Nursing Drug Reference) 34th Edition

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Apr 192022
 

Trusted for over 25 years, this portable, full-color drug reference is easy to navigate and provides safety features that help you practice knowledgeable, safe medication dispensing. Content on more than 5,000 generic and brand-name drugs covers almost every drug you are likely to encounter in clinicals. Side effects information, logically organized by body system and identified as common or life threatening, shows you the important and intricate signs to watch for during assessments. This guide also includes complete pharmacokinetic tables that explain the mechanism and absorption of the drug as well as the action, duration, and excretion of the drug. Whether you’re in the classroom or in clinicals, Mosby’s 2021 Nursing Drug Reference, 34th Edition is the all-in-one drug reference you need.

  • Content on more than 5,000 generic and brand-name drugs covers almost every drug you will encounter in clinicals.
  • Safety Alert feature icon highlights the most critical interactions and side effects that you must be aware of during clinicals.
  • Black Box Warning feature alerts you to FDA warnings of potentially life-threatening reactions.
  • Bold heading and details on IV drug administration so students can easily find appropriate dosage and IV instructions to help them administer these drugs safely.
  • Side effects information is logically organized by body system and identified as common or life threatening, alerting students to the signs to watch for during assessments.
  • Nursing Process Framework organizes all nursing care steps so students learn how to easily and completely incorporate the nursing process into their clinical experiences.
  • Cross-reference headers in the book listings and in the appendicies make it easier to find the drug content quickly and less likely that students will think a drug is missing if it’s not first found in the book.
  • Complete pharmacokinetic tables explain the mechanism and absorption of the drug, as well as the action, duration, and excretion of the drug.
  • NEW! Approximately 25 monographs on newly released, FDA-approved drugs give you the intricate details you need both in the classroom and clinicals. Each monograph includes new interactions, precautions, alerts, patient teaching instructions, and other need-to-know information ― so you’ll feel confident in the accuracy of the information and in preventing medication dispensing errors.
  • NEW! Up-to-date content on drug therapies provides you with instant access to the latest information.

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Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing (Oxford Handbooks in Nursing) 2nd Edition

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Apr 112022
 

The second edition of the Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing has been fully revised to reflect a more systematic approach to care delivery and to follow the patient pathway. Focused on the practical issues of nursing care and nursing procedures, this handbook has been written by nurses,
for nurses.

Reflecting current best practice, the Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing is an easily accessible and evidence-based guide for all levels of nursing staff working in critical care environments. It provides the nurse at the bedside with the answers to day-to-day problems experienced when caring
for critically ill patients, and is also a guide to some of the less commonly encountered issues. The new edition of this handbook will continue to help support novice and experienced staff in critical care environments.

Now including more detail on the psychological issues facing critically ill patients, and more information on the intricacies of receiving a critically ill patient and transferring from a critical care environment, this handbook is a concise, practical, and comprehensive resource.

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Nursing Know-How: Evaluating Signs & Symptoms 1st Edition

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Apr 092022
 

This volume of the new Nursing Know-How series offers how-to guidance on the latest techniques for evaluating over 250 important signs and symptoms. Each sign or symptom is presented on a page or two-page spread in bulleted format. Numerous illustrations and flow charts complement the text.

Know-How Nugget icons offer expert tips for eliciting or assessing a sign or symptom. Case Clip icons present real-life responses to an urgent sign or symptom—the nurse’s assessment findings and the rapid response team’s interventions. Quick Action! icons present urgent responses to an alarming sign or symptom and interventions for avoiding a life-threatening emergency.

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