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Expanded and completely updated for its Ninth Edition, this full-color classic reference is the one source every nurse needs for essential information on patient care. In an easy-to-read outline format, this clinically focused guide covers all disorders and patient problems in medical-surgical, maternal-neonatal, pediatric, and psychiatric nursing, and includes over 150 step-by-step procedures. Each chapter incorporates official guidelines that shape clinical practice, including those from the National Institutes of Health, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, American Nurses Association, Joint Commission, AWHONN, and others. Highlights of this Ninth Edition include updated photos and illustrations, updated references at the end of each chapter, a new Drug Therapy icon to spotlight nursing interventions related to drug therapy, expanded coverage of leadership and management, an expanded psychiatric care chapter, and expanded coverage of documentation, especially ensuring security in electronic medical records. A companion Website includes medication tips, a dosage calculator, videos and animations on medication administration and safety, drug-related NCLEX [registered]-style questions, FDA updates, and new clinical studies.
This concise clinical companion presents nearly 200 diseases and disorders in alphabetical format, allowing rapid access to need-to-know information on the most commonly encountered diseases and disorders. Featured highlights include Nursing Alerts, Gerontologic Considerations, Patient and Family Education, Home and Community Based Care, and Health Promotion and Maintenance. Plus the handbook is completely cross-referenced to the text and pages are tabbed for speedy reference, making it the perfect complement to the premier Medical-Surgical nursing text.
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!
HANDBOOK OF INFORMATICS FOR NURSES & HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS, 5/e is a complete and up-to-date overview of the key issues related to adoption and use of health information technology and nursing informatics, with detailed practical information to support students and professionals in the field. Intended to address all the concepts, skills, and tasks professionals need to achieve the nation s healthcare information technology goals, it contains three major sections: General Computer Information, Health Care Information Systems, and Specialty Applications. Major themes of privacy, confidentiality, and information security are woven throughout; project management is introduced in the context of strategic planning, and addressed in many other chapters. This edition contains extensive new coverage throughout, along with eight new chapters addressing issues such as Personal Health Records (PHRs), Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), usability, and consumer education. “