Informatics and Nursing: Opportunities and Challenges by Jeanne Sewell, Linda Thede
This comprehensive text reviews the concepts and applications of nursing informatics. Starting with an introduction to nursing informatics, the contents proceed from Unit One which covers computer basics to Unit Five which examines skills and techniques for using the end product of informatics: data. Other units review the effects that the Internet is having on healthcare, the ins and outs of using personal productivity software, and informatics in the clinical area. This text also comes with a suite of ancillary resources for both faculty and students!
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With comprehensive coverage of maternal, newborn, and women’s health nursing, Maternity & Women’s Health Care, 10th Edition provides evidence-based coverage of everything you need to know about caring for women of childbearing age. It’s the #1 maternity book in the market — and now respected authors Dr. Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Dr, Shannon E. Perry, Kitty Cashion, and Kathryn R. Alden have improved readability and provided a more focused approach! Not only does this text emphasize childbearing issues and concerns, including care of the newborn, but it also addresses wellness promotion and management of common women’s health problems. In describing the continuum of care, it integrates the importance of understanding family, culture, and community-based care. New to this edition is the most current information on the care of the late preterm infant and the 2008 updated fetal monitoring standards from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. A logical organization builds understanding by presenting wellness content first, then complications. Critical Reasoning exercises offer real-life situations in which you can develop analytical skills and apply their knowledge. Teaching for Self-Management boxes offer a guide to communicating follow-up care to patients and their families. Signs of Potential Complications boxes help you recognize the signs and symptoms of complications and provide immediate interventions. Procedure boxes offer easy-to-use, step-by-step instructions for maternity skills and procedures. Emergency boxes may be used for quick reference in critical situations. Medication Guide boxes provide an important reference for common drugs and their interactions. Cultural Considerations boxes stress the importance of considering the beliefs and health practices of patients from various cultures when providing care. Family content emphasizes the importance of including family in the continuum of care. Nursing Care Plans include specific guidelines and rationales for interventions for delivering effective nursing care. Community Activity exercises introduce activities and nursing care in a variety of local settings. Student resources on the companion Evolve website include assessment and childbirth videos, animations, case studies, critical thinking exercises with answers, nursing skills, anatomy reviews, a care plan constructor, review questions, an audio glossary, and more. Content updates provide the most current practice guidelines, including expanded information on the late preterm infant and fetal heart rate pattern identification. New content on obesity provides the latest information on this increasingly common condition. Safety Alerts help in developing competencies related to safe nursing practice in conjunction with the QSEN initiative on quality and safety in nursing care. Updated Evidence-Based Practice boxes highlight current research to improve patient outcomes. Updated NICHD fetal monitoring standards provide guidelines reflecting current practice, as recommended by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Video clips on the companion Evolve website reinforce key skills performed in the maternity setting. Audio Key Points on Evolve make it easy to review core content while on the go. Streamlined nursing process information is summarized in boxes, making it easier to identify information on major diseases and conditions.
Using this seventh edition’s nearly 250 carefully designed exercises and its clear discussion of theory, you will learn how to integrate effective management skills with expert leadership skills. Following the author’s experiential learning approach, you will discover how to put these skills into practice in any healthcare setting, and you’ll develop the critical thinking crucial to handling issues facing nurse-managers on the job.
Help your students develop the blended competencies (cognitive, technical, interpersonal, and ethical/legal) they will need to effectively care for patients in both institutional and community-based practice settings with this updated Eighth Edition of the best-selling Fundamentals of Nursing. Packed with clinical examples, proven pedagogy, striking illustrations, and online learning tools, this best-selling text takes a holistic approach as it distills the fundamentals that nursing students need to know to respond to today’s healthcare challenges competently, enthusiastically, and accountably. Reflecting today’s rapidly evolving healthcare delivery system, the Eighth Edition offers new content, new pedagogy, a revised art and photo program, and a wide range of online teaching and learning resources to save you time and help your students succeed.
This heavily illustrated and clearly written text details over 185 basic and advanced skills, and is specifically designed to correspond with “Taylor’s Fundamentals of Nursing, Seventh Edition” for a consistent teaching/learning experience. The procedures and skills are outlined in a step-by-step manner that follows the nursing process format (with rationales), and includes documentation guidelines and samples; a new Evidence-based Practice Feature; and Unexpected Situations, which explain how to respond to unanticipated outcomes-a feature unique to this text.