Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Success

  • Filename: psychiatric-mental-health-nursing-success.
  • ISBN: 9780803666931
  • Release Date: 2016-11-21
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Cathy Melfi Curtis
  • Publisher: F.A. Davis



2 Books in 1. . . Q&A Course Review and NCLEX prep. Guarantee your mastery of psychiatric mental health nursing knowledge while honing your critical-thinking and test-taking skills. Over 900 multiple-choice and alternate format questions, organized by specific disorders, make a difficult subject more manageable. Rationales for both correct and incorrect answers as well as test-taking tips help you to critically analyze the question types.

Pharmacology Success

  • Filename: pharmacology-success.
  • ISBN: 9780803641129
  • Release Date: 2014-03-25
  • Number of pages: 502
  • Author: Ray A Hargrove-Huttel
  • Publisher: F.A. Davis



Two books in one! Course review now. NCLEX-prep later. 1,250 critical thinking questions (both multiple choice and alternate format) organize the seemingly huge volume of pharmacology information you must master into manageable sections divided by body systems and specific diseases. You’ll not only learn to associate the medication with the disease process, making learning easier, but are also be to evaluate your knowledge of medications prior to taking exams.

Med Surg Success

  • Filename: med-surg-success.
  • ISBN: 9780803657816
  • Release Date: 2016-08-15
  • Number of pages: 801
  • Author: Kathryn Cadenhead Colgrove
  • Publisher: F.A. Davis



Assure your mastery of medical-surgical nursing knowledge while honing your critical thinking and test-taking skills. The 3rd Edition of this popular resource features over 2,300 questions (including 550 alternate-format questions) that reflect the latest advances in medical-surgical nursing and the latest NCLEX-RN® test plan. They organize the seemingly huge volume of information you must master into manageable sections divided by body systems and specific diseases

Pediatric Success

  • Filename: pediatric-success.
  • ISBN: 0803639244
  • Release Date: 2014-01-28
  • Number of pages: 328
  • Author: Beth Richardson
  • Publisher: F A Davis Company



2 Books in 1! Q&A Course Review NCLEX prep Assure your mastery of pediatric nursing knowledge while improving your critical-thinking and test-taking skills. An easy-to-follow format, organized by body system, parallels the content of your course, topic by topic. The result is pediatric content made manageable. Over 1,000 NCLEX-style questions on pediatrics and growth and development--in the text and online at DavisPlus--build your confidence. Rationales for both correct and incorrect answers as well as test-taking tips help you critically analyze the question types. You'll also find a 100-question comprehensive exam in the text to assess your progress. Gain additional practice with two final exams online at DavisPlus. Redeem the Plus Code inside new, printed texts to access this DavisPlus resource. "I have always used the Success series and have always done well on my HESIs because of how much those books have prepared me." - Carly Hasting, President of Alabama Association of Nursing Students, Student at University of Alabama in Huntsville

Maternal and Newborn Success

  • Filename: maternal-and-newborn-success.
  • ISBN: 0803638094
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 450
  • Author: Margot De Sevo
  • Publisher: F A Davis Company



2 Books in 1! - Q&A Course Review - NCLEX® prep Assure your mastery of maternal and newborn nursing knowledge while improving your critical-thinking and test-taking skills. An easy-to-follow format parallels the content of your course, topic by topic, resulting in maternal and newborn content made manageable. Over 1,250 multiple-choice and alternate-format questions help you build your confidence. Rationales for both correct and incorrect answers as well as test-taking tips help you critically analyze the question types. Plus, the two, 90-question exams on DavisPlus help you assess your progress. Thoroughly updated, the 2nd Edition offers an increased emphasis on alternate-item format questions, including fill-in-the-blank, select-all-that-apply, and ordered response. "I love that the questions come with rationales and that the books are filled with relevant questions! Tons of people in my class use them and without fail we rave about them after each test!"--Taryn Van Rensburg, Student Nurse at Naugatuck Valley Community College, CT.

Medical Surgical Nursing Test Success

  • Filename: medical-surgical-nursing-test-success.
  • ISBN: 9780826195777
  • Release Date: 2013-06-28
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Frances H. Cornelius, PhD, MSN, RN-BC, CNE
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company



This is a unique case study reference for students in the medical surgical nursing core course and a review/workbook for students about to embark on the NCLEX-RN exam. Unlike other reviews, the book embeds required information into compelling, unfolding case studiesóstudies that evolve over timeóin order to promote active learning and facilitate knowledge retention. These unfolding case studies are of particular value because they closely mimic real-life situations in nursing and provide situational mental models that assist students with problem-solving and critical thinking techniques. The unfolding case study method also assists in the development of skills that are important for NCLEX-RN success in assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation of patient care. All content areas required for NCLEX-RN successósafe and effective care, health promotion, physiological and psychological integrity--are interwoven in an enjoyable format that dispels the drudgery of straightforward memorization. A variety of NCLEX-style question formats are used throughout the book to help students assess their own learning. Additionally, eResource links to additional information are included throughout the book. Key Features: Uses unique unfolding case study method to present medical-surgical concepts Promotes active learning and knowledge retention Develops problem-solving and critical thinking skills Provides all of types of NCLEX-style questions for exam preparation Offers eResources throughout the Review for enhanced learning opportunities

Lippincott s Q A Review for NCLEX RN

  • Filename: lippincott-s-q-a-review-for-nclex-rn.
  • ISBN: 9781469896380
  • Release Date: 2014-08-08
  • Number of pages: 1180
  • Author: Diane Billings
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins



The 11th edition of Lippincott’s Q&A Review for NCLEX-RN provides the highest-quality practice questions, detailed rationales, and preparation strategies needed to succeed on the NCLEX-RN® examination. This revised reprint has been updated to ensure that content will help both U.S. and Canadian students to succeed on the licensure examination, with enhanced laboratory values, medication information, and diversity representation. The practice tests are organized into four major content areas: obstetrics, pediatrics, medical-surgical, and mental health nursing, and are followed by 6 comprehensive tests with a random selection of questions from all content areas. Other features include rationales for both incorrect and correct answers choices, all the types of alternate-format questions found on the NCLEX, an overview of the licensing examination, test-taking strategies for each question format, and study tips, including instructions for creating a personal study plan.

Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX RN Examination

  • Filename: saunders-comprehensive-review-for-the-nclex-rn-examination.
  • ISBN: 9780323391351
  • Release Date: 2016-09-02
  • Number of pages: 1152
  • Author: Linda Anne Silvestri
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences



Often called the ‘the best NCLEX® exam review book ever,’ Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 7th Edition provides everything you need to prepare for the NCLEX exam — complete content review and 5,200 NCLEX examination-style questions in the book and online. Don't make the mistake of assuming the quality of the questions is the same in all NCLEX exam review books, because only this book includes the kind of questions that consistently test the critical thinking skills necessary to pass today's NCLEX exam. Even better, all answers include detailed rationales to help you learn from your answer choices, as well as test-taking strategies with tips on how to best approach each question. Written by the most trusted name in NCLEX review, Linda Anne Silvestri, and updated to reflect the most current 2016 NCLEX test plan, Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 7th Edition is THE book of choice for NCLEX examination review. But don’t just take our word for it — read any customer review or ask your classmates to see why there's nothing else like it! Over 5,100 practice questions in the text and online offer ample testing practice. Question categories by cognitive level, client needs area, integrated process, and content area give users completely customizable exams or study sessions when using the companion Evolve site. UNIQUE! A detailed test-taking strategy and rationale is included for each question, offering clues for analyzing and uncovering the correct answer option, and guiding users to remediation in Saunders Strategies for Test Success: Passing Nursing School and the NCLEX® Exam and Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Exam. Inclusion of all alternate item format questions covers multiple response, prioritizing [ordered response], fill-in-the-blank, figure/illustration [hot spot], chart/exhibit, video, and audio questions to give users practice with mastering prioritizing, decision-making, and critical thinking skills. Alternate item format questions are highlighted with a special icon to easily find in the text. 85-question comprehensive exam covers all content areas in the book in the same percentages that they are covered on the actual NCLEX-RN test plan. UNIQUE! Priority Nursing Action boxes list actions for clinical emergent situations requiring immediate action, including a detailed rationale and textbook reference. UNIQUE! Pyramid Alert! boxes spotlight important nursing concepts and procedures, and include tips and shortcuts for remembering key information. UNIQUE! Priority concepts call-outs highlight specific concepts related to nursing practice. Concepts have been updated to reflect the latest Giddens: Concepts for Nursing Practice text. Page references for each question guide users toward an Elsevier nursing textbook for further study and self-remediation. Full-color design offers a more visually engaging learning experience. Easy-to-use index lets users quickly locate questions for a given topic or body system. Recent graduate’s perspective sections offer meaningful guidance for the NCLEX-RN, nonacademic preparation, test-taking strategies, and the CAT format. Expanded coverage of delegation, prioritization, and triage/disaster management in the practice questions reflect the areas of increased emphasis on the NCLEX exam. Automatic software updates on the Evolve companion site allow users to check for changes and content updates throughout the life of the edition. UNIQUE! Audio review summaries

Maternal Child Nursing Test Success

  • Filename: maternal-child-nursing-test-success.
  • ISBN: 9780826141576
  • Release Date: 2011-06-24
  • Number of pages: 394
  • Author: Frances H. Cornelius, PhD, MSN, RN-BC, CNE
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company



Based on a philosophy of active learning, this innovative and refreshing study aid is designed to help students learn the fundamentals of maternal-child nursing through unfolding case studies. Nursing content is woven into vivid case vignettes that evolve over time, thus engaging students and helping them develop critical thinking and clinical decision-making skills. The text also serves as a comprehensive workbook for students preparing for the NCLEX-RN®. It is the only maternal-child nursing review text to integrate content with practice and professional responsibilities to foster an engrossing real-world learning experience. The case vignettes are based on actual cases and incorporate all core content topics (assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation of patient care) for maternal-child nursing and NCLEX-RN® success. The book includes multiple choice, matching, true/false and calculation questions, each related to the unfolding clinical situation. Exercise answers with rationale appear at the end of each chapter. References at the end of the book facilitate self-remediation. Nurse-educators will also find this resource helpful for simulation experiences, classroom cases, group projects, and clinical conferences. Key Features: Reviews maternal-child nursing core content for course learning and test review prep, as well as for NCLEX-RN® success Uses unfolding, real-life case vignettes to integrate core content with practice and professional responsibilities Covers all types of NCLEX-style questions for greater test familiarity Incorporates online resources for use in clinical settings Develops critical thinking skills to help students "think like a nurse"

Prioritization Delegation and Assignment

  • Filename: prioritization-delegation-and-assignment.
  • ISBN: 9780323113441
  • Release Date: 2013-11-22
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Linda A. LaCharity
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences



The only NCLEX review book on the market with a focus on prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment — just like the current NCLEX Examination itself! Using a unique simple-to-complex approach, Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment: Practice Exercises for the NCLEX® Examination, 3rd Editionestablishes your foundational knowledge in management of care, then provides exercises of increasing difficulty to help you build confidence in your prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment skills. "..certainly a great resource for use in any healthcare setting." Reviewed by Anne Duell on behalf of Nursing Times, September 2015 UNIQUE! Emphasis on the NCLEX Examination’s management-of-care focus addresses the heavy emphasis on prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment in the current NCLEX Examination (17–23% of the 2013 NCLEX-RN Exam). UNIQUE! Three-part organization establishes foundational knowledge and then provides exercises of increasing difficulty to help you build confidence in your prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment skills. Answer key at the back of the book offers a detailed rationale and an indication of the focus of the question to encourage formative assessment. Introduction chapter by delegation expert Ruth Hansten provides guidelines for prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment decisions as well as a concise, practical foundation on which Parts 2 and 3 build. Part 2: Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment in Common Health Scenarios give you practice in applying the principles from Part 1 with straightforward NCLEX-style multiple-choice, multiple-select, ordering, and short-answer questions to help you develop and build confidence in prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment skills while working within the confines of relatively simple health scenarios. Part 3: Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment in Complex Health Scenarios utilizes unfolding cases that build on the skills learned in Part 2 to equip you to make sound decisions in realistic, complex health scenarios involving complicated health problems and/or challenging patient assignment decisions and help you learn to "think like nurses" by developing what Benner (2010) calls "clinical imagination." NEW! Fully interactive question functionality features optional online answer submission with automated scoring. NEW! The all-important QSEN initiative is addressed by: Introducing the QSEN initiative and QSEN competencies in Part I Including a new chapter focused primarily on safety and other "nursing fundamentals" issues

Fundamentals Success

  • Filename: fundamentals-success.
  • ISBN: 0803644140
  • Release Date: 2015-04-14
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Author: Patricia M Nugent, RN Edd (Professor Emerita Nassau Community College Garden City NY; President Nugent Books Huntington NY)
  • Publisher: F A Davis Company



2 Books in 1! Q&A Course Review NCLEX® prep Master the fundamentals of nursing while developing your critical thinking and test-taking skills. More than 1,340 classroom-tested, NCLEX-style questions—including more than 440 alternate-item-format questions—reflect the latest advances in medical technology as well as the most recent guidelines and standards of care for nursing practice. An easy-to-follow format organizes information into 24 content areas. Each question provides answers and rationales for correct and incorrect responses and strategies for how to develop your critical-thinking skills. Redeem the Plus Code inside new, printed texts to access your DavisPlus online instructor and student resources, including your Davis Digital Version, your complete text online, as well as two, 75-question course exit exams. “I honestly feel that every incoming student nurse should have a copy of the Fundamentals Success book because it familiarizes students with what their fundamental tests will be like. Who wouldn't benefit from knowing what their test is going to look like? Being prepared with Fundamentals Success meant I hit the ground running. I aced my first test when most of my classmates were facing their first ever-academic failures. Nursing school is nothing like anything I have ever done before, memorizing text books will do little to prepare you to be a critical thinker. To succeed you must be able to apply the knowledge in multi-step process...the nursing process! The FA Davis books take you there and they do it quickly, because we nursing students needed to know it yesterday!” —Corrie Cyre, Hillsborough Community College Southshore, Student Nurses Association President

Improving Diagnosis in Health Care

  • Filename: improving-diagnosis-in-health-care.
  • ISBN: 9780309377690
  • Release Date: 2016-01-29
  • Number of pages: 472
  • Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Publisher: National Academies Press



Getting the right diagnosis is a key aspect of health care - it provides an explanation of a patient's health problem and informs subsequent health care decisions. The diagnostic process is a complex, collaborative activity that involves clinical reasoning and information gathering to determine a patient's health problem. According to Improving Diagnosis in Health Care, diagnostic errors-inaccurate or delayed diagnoses-persist throughout all settings of care and continue to harm an unacceptable number of patients. It is likely that most people will experience at least one diagnostic error in their lifetime, sometimes with devastating consequences. Diagnostic errors may cause harm to patients by preventing or delaying appropriate treatment, providing unnecessary or harmful treatment, or resulting in psychological or financial repercussions. The committee concluded that improving the diagnostic process is not only possible, but also represents a moral, professional, and public health imperative. Improving Diagnosis in Health Care a continuation of the landmark Institute of Medicine reports To Err Is Human (2000) and Crossing the Quality Chasm (2001) finds that diagnosis-and, in particular, the occurrence of diagnostic errorsâ€"has been largely unappreciated in efforts to improve the quality and safety of health care. Without a dedicated focus on improving diagnosis, diagnostic errors will likely worsen as the delivery of health care and the diagnostic process continue to increase in complexity. Just as the diagnostic process is a collaborative activity, improving diagnosis will require collaboration and a widespread commitment to change among health care professionals, health care organizations, patients and their families, researchers, and policy makers. The recommendations of Improving Diagnosis in Health Care contribute to the growing momentum for change in this crucial area of health care quality and safety.

Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

  • Filename: essentials-of-psychiatric-mental-health-nursing.
  • ISBN: 0803658605
  • Release Date: 2016-10-21
  • Number of pages: 940
  • Author: Mary C. Townsend
  • Publisher:



Instant Access: 978-0-8036-6170-7 Access Card: 978-0-8036-6169-1 Learning. Applying. Assessing. Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, DavisPlus Resources, and Davis Edge work together to create an immersive, multimedia learning experience for students and complete teaching materials for instructors. The text provides the foundational knowledge. DavisPlus equips instructors with the lesson plans and activities they need to create active classrooms where students can apply what they're learning. Davis Edge tracks student progress and assesses their knowledge in real time until they've mastered the must-know concepts. Click here for a sneak peak! Text Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Concepts of Care in Evidence-Based Practice, 7th Edition Whether it's an entire course on psychiatric nursing or integrating these principles into an existing course, this is the text that's concise, engaging and informative. It offers a holistic approach to mental health nursing that explores nursing diagnoses for both physiological and psychological disorders. Davis Edge www.DavisEdge.com Davis Edge is the online Q&A review platform that integrates seamlessly into the classroom to give students the additional practice questions they need to perform well on course and board exams. It provides instructors with the real-time information they need to monitor, track, and assess their class' vital signs...their mastery of the content and the development of their critical-thinking skills. They'll be able to easily identify the areas in which students are struggling and intervene quickly in class and on assignments to ensure that they succeed. Comprehension and Retention: How well are students understanding the content? Participation and Engagement: Are students keeping-up with their reading and assignments? Test-Taking Skills: Are students adapting to NCLEX�-style questions and improving their test-taking skills? You wouldn't wait until discharge to check a patient's vital signs... So why wait until exam time to find out how your students are faring in the course? An access code inside new printed texts unlocks Davis Edge and DavisPlus resources, including an ebook and Interactive Clinical Scenarios online.

Bad Science

  • Filename: bad-science.
  • ISBN: 1429967099
  • Release Date: 2010-10-12
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Ben Goldacre
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux



Have you ever wondered how one day the media can assert that alcohol is bad for us and the next unashamedly run a story touting the benefits of daily alcohol consumption? Or how a drug that is pulled off the market for causing heart attacks ever got approved in the first place? How can average readers, who aren't medical doctors or Ph.D.s in biochemistry, tell what they should be paying attention to and what's, well, just more bullshit? Ben Goldacre has made a point of exposing quack doctors and nutritionists, bogus credentialing programs, and biased scientific studies. He has also taken the media to task for its willingness to throw facts and proof out the window. But he's not here just to tell you what's wrong. Goldacre is here to teach you how to evaluate placebo effects, double-blind studies, and sample sizes, so that you can recognize bad science when you see it. You're about to feel a whole lot better.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

  • Filename: psychiatric-mental-health-nursing.
  • ISBN: 9781449646097
  • Release Date: 2012-02-01
  • Number of pages: 700
  • Author: Patricia G. O'Brien
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers



Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: An Introduction to Theory and Practice, Second Edition is a comprehensive, easy-to-read introductory text for nursing students. The book is organized into three sections: Introduction to Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, Mental Health Disorders, and Nursing Management of Special Populations. Relying on evidence-based practice and incorporating case studies throughout, this unique text is the most comprehensive psychiatric mental health resource available. *Features concept maps, including symptom maps and diagnoses, throughout the text *Includes the most comprehensive nursing diagnoses and care plans and features rationales for all nursing interventions *Reflects updated information on Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), as published by the American Psychiatric Association *Includes a Psychiatric-Mental Health Standards of Nursing Practice Appendix, as well as an Appendix of Common NANDA-I Diagnosis Used in Psychiatric Disorders *Presents the information and values essential to the development of the targeted knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) for the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies designed for use in the pre-licensure level of nursing education *Emphasizes neurobiology for all disorders to reflect the most recent updates in the field

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