Psychiatric Nursing

Author: Norman L. Keltner
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN: 0323017398
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Medical

Featuring a clear writing style and a reader-friendly approach, this popular resource focuses on the therapeutic skills expected of the psychiatric nurse. Using the psychotherapeutic management model as a framework, it takes a practical, clinical approach to nursing by integrating clinical realities with the theory taught in nursing schools, emphasizing those duties for which nurses are primarily responsible. This fourth edition features a new full-color design, patient education content, and expanded student worksheets with case studies and critical thinking questions - making it an even more effective learning tool. A separate unit on the continuum of care discusses care settings and case management. An entire unit on pharmacology includes drug side effects and nursing interventions. Each chapter begins with learning objectives to point students to important concepts within. Key terms are presented (where appropriate) in a boxed format for easy reference to facilitate the understanding of chapter content. Case studies help the reader conceptualize the development of effective nursing care strategies. Family Issues boxes are included in selected chapters to facilitate awareness of the issues families must confront when a member suffers from mental illness. Clinical examples drawn from the authors' own experiences are interspersed throughout the text to provide realistic illustrations of specific content. All boxes and tables with pharmacology content are highlighted for emphasis and accessibility. Nursing care plans highlight nursing care for selected disorders. Critical thinking questions throughout the text expand clinical reasoning skills. Key concepts are listed at the end of each chapter to recap important content. Key terms are defined in a comprehensive glossary in the back of the book. A new chapter on Alternative and Complementary Therapies presents valuable information about the various alternative/complementary therapies associated with mental health and illness. A new chapter on Spirituality addresses how spiritual beliefs can affect patients and their treatment. The new full color design is more reader-friendly and accessible. Patient and Family Education boxes in selected disorders chapters highlight important information. Updated DSM-IV-TR content is included. An expanded student study guide in the back of the book features perforated worksheets, multiple-choice study questions, case studies, and critical thinking questions to facilitate comprehension of the content. A new website includes printable drug cards.

Psychiatric Nursing

Author: Norman L. Keltner
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323293525
Release Date: 2014-08-06
Genre: Medical

Learn the therapeutic skills you need to succeed in the nurse’s role in psychiatric care! Psychiatric Nursing, 7th Edition uses a practical approach to psychotherapeutic management that clearly explains how to manage and treat individuals with psychiatric disorders. It emphasizes the nurse’s three primary tools: you and your relationship with patients, medications, and the environment. This edition adds a new chapter on forensics along with coverage of the latest trends and treatments. Written by educators Norman Keltner and Debbie Steele, this text provides a solid, real-world foundation for the practice of safe and effective psychiatric nursing care. Unique! A practical, three-pronged approach to psychotherapeutic management includes: 1) the therapeutic nurse-patient relationship, 2) psychopharmacology, and 3) milieu management. Unique! Norm’s Notes offer helpful tips from the lead author, Norman Keltner, at the beginning of each chapter, making it easier to understand difficult topics. Nursing care plans highlight the nurse’s role in psychiatric care, emphasizing assessment, planning, nursing diagnoses, implementation, and evaluation for specific disorders. Case studies depict psychiatric disorders and show the development of effective nursing care strategies. Unique! Putting It All Together summaries are provided at the end of each psychopathology chapter. Clinical examples from the authors’ own experiences illustrate concepts with real-life clinical situations. Study Notes summarize each chapter’s important content. Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter preview the important principles to follow. Critical thinking questions help you develop clinical reasoning skills. Family Issues boxes highlight the issues that families must confront when a member suffers from mental illness. Learning resources on the Evolve companion website include video lectures, psychotropic drug monographs, and NCLEX® exam-style review questions. Patient and Family Education boxes highlight information that the nurse should provide to patients and families. A glossary defines key terms, providing a handy reference at the back of the book. NEW! DSM-5 information is integrated throughout the text, along with updated content and NANDA content. NEW! Survivors of Violence and Trauma chapter focuses on psychiatric treatment for individuals with mental illness in sex trafficking and forensic environments, along with the social implications for individuals, families, and communities. NEW! Integration of QSEN competencies highlights the competencies relevant to psychiatric nursing care such as safety, communication, evidence-based practice and others. NEW! Additional NCLEX® examination-style review questions on the Evolve companion website cover concepts likely to appear on class tests and the NCLEX exam.

Foundations of psychiatric mental health nursing

Author: Elizabeth M. Varcarolis
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company
ISBN: 0721686435
Release Date: 1998-01
Genre: Medical

Textbook incorporates diversity in the settings where nursing is practiced, levels of clinical practice, critical thinking, and latest research.

Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Author: Mary C. Townsend
Publisher:
ISBN: 0803658605
Release Date: 2016-10-21
Genre: Medical

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.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Author: Sheila L. Videbeck
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 078176033X
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Medical

"The revised and updated Third Edition of this popular text explores the full psychiatric nursing care continuum - from the fundamentals of sound nursing theory to therapeutic applications and clinical modalities for the major DSM-IV-TR disorders. Using the nursing process as its framework, the text emphasizes assessment, therapeutic communication, neurobiology, and psychopharmacologic intervention - all in a reader-friendly format that promotes self-awareness, effective communication, and the use of family and community resources."--BOOK JACKET.

Foundations and Adult Health Nursing

Author: Kim Cooper
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323293136
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Genre: Medical

An all-inclusive guide to fundamentals and medical-surgical nursing for the LPN/LVN, Foundations and Adult Health Nursing, 7th Edition covers the skills you need for clinical practice, from anatomy and physiology to nursing interventions and maternity, neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, mental health, and community health care. Guidelines for patient care are presented within the framework of the five-step nursing process; Nursing Care Plans are described within a case-study format to help you develop skills in clinical decision-making. Written by Kim Cooper and Kelly Gosnell, this text includes all of the content from their Foundations of Nursing and Adult Health Nursing books, including review questions to help you prepare for the NCLEX-PN® examination! Full-color, step-by-step instructions for over 100 skills show nursing techniques and procedures along with rationales for each. The 5-step Nursing Process connects specific disorders to patient care — with a summary at the end of each chapter. Nursing Care Plans emphasize patient goals and outcomes within a case-study format, and promotes clinical decision-making with critical thinking questions at the end of each care plan. Clear coverage of essential A&P is provided by an Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology chapter along with an overview of A&P in all body systems chapters. Student-friendly features enhance the learning of nursing skills with summary boxes for Patient Teaching, Health Promotion Considerations, Complementary and Alternative Therapy, Cultural Considerations, Older Adult Considerations, Home Care Considerations, Safety Alert, and Prioritization, Assignment, and Supervision. UNIQUE! Mathematics review in Dosage Calculation and Medication Administration chapter covers basic arithmetic skills prior to the discussion of medication administration. A focus on preparing for the NCLEX examination includes review questions and Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! sections with key points organized by NCLEX Client Needs Categories. Evidence-Based Practice boxes provide synopses of nursing research articles and other scientific articles applicable to nursing, along with nursing implications for the LPN/LVN. Nursing Diagnosis boxes summarize nursing diagnoses for specific disorders along with the appropriate nursing interventions. UNIQUE! Delegation Considerations boxes provide parameters for delegation to nurse assistants, patient care technicians, and unlicensed assistive personnel. Medication Therapy tables provide quick access to actions, dosages, precautions, and nursing considerations for commonly used drugs. NEW! Reorganized chapters make it easier to follow and understand the material. NEW! Icons in page margins indicate videos, audios, and animations on the Evolve companion website that may be accessed for enhanced learning. UDATED illustrations include photographs of common nursing skills.

Basic Concepts of Psychiatric mental Health Nursing

Author: Louise Rebraca Shives
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0781797071
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Medical

This seventh edition includes new chapters and maintains popular features from previous editions such as self awareness prompts while adding research boxes and student worksheets at the end of each chapter.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Author: Mary C. Townsend
Publisher: F A Davis Company
ISBN: 080362767X
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Medical

Here's the psychiatric mental health knowledge nursing students need in the text thats still the most clearly written and student friendly. An evidence-based, holistic approach to nursing practice focuses on both biological and behavioral components. Completely updated and revised, it features find all the latest research studies, biological theories, and pharmacological data, as well as features designed to make complex concepts easier to grasp, including QSEN.

Varcarolis Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Author: Margaret Jordan Halter
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455728886
Release Date: 2014-03-12
Genre: Medical

The 7th edition of this market-leading textbook offers a clear, straightforward way to understand the often intimidating subject of psychiatric mental health nursing. Its practical, clinical perspective and user-friendly writing style help you quickly master key concepts. Clinical chapters follow the nursing process framework and progress from theory to application with a wealth of real-world examples to prepare you for practice. UNIQUE! A conversational, user-friendly writing style helps you quickly grasp complex psychiatric mental health nursing concepts. Clinical chapters are logically and consistently organized with sections on the clinical picture, epidemiology, comorbidity, etiology, and application of the nursing process. Clinical chapters follow the nursing process, providing you with consistent guidelines for comprehensive assessment and intervention. Vignettes prepare you for real-world practice with personal, descriptive characterizations of patients with specific psychiatric disorders. Coverage of psychopharmacology in clinical chapters familiarizes you with specific drug treatment options, including the most commonly used drugs and important nursing considerations for their use. Assessment Guidelines boxes list essential guidelines for comprehensive patient assessment. Case Studies with Nursing Care Plans present individualized histories of patients with specific psychiatric disorders and include interventions with rationales and evaluation statements for each patient goal. A separate chapter on cultural implications, as well as Considering Culture boxes throughout the text, provides essential information on culture, worldviews, and techniques for providing culturally competent care. Coverage of treatment and recovery in the community addresses the need for successful ongoing psychiatric mental health nursing care in the community setting. A chapter on end-of-life care examines the psychological impact of terminal illness and death on patients, families, and nurses. New content on integrative care –this content will cover patient centered medical homes, integrated care clinics and the role of advanced practice nurses in psychiatric care *Relevant QSEN competencies will be introduced in Chapter One, Mental Health and Mental Illness, and will be integrated throughout the text. A common sense, and how it applies to practice, approach will be used to highlight the competencies relevant to psych nursing care such as safety, communication, evidence based practice and others. * Include more content and discussion on genetics as the basis for psychological disorders. Will consider a new chapter or add this content to Chapter 3, Biological Basis for Understanding Psychotropic Drugs *Enhance content on the health promotion and prevention of illness in pediatric patients *The author has secured a knowledgeable, expert contributor to develop meaningful, concept maps for the clinical chapters and we will work to revise our current concept map creator on Evolve to be more state of the art *Integrate the DSM-V to the extent that we know prior to publication to make our text as current as possible. DSM-V content is to be released in Spring 2013 while our text is in production. All relevant and updated NANDA content will be included as well * The number of photos and illustrations will be increased to add to the appeal of the text (per reviewer comments). One example is to include normal brain images in the clinical chapters that are also accompanied by an image demonstrating clinical pathology (eg: schizophrenia)

Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing

Author: Gloria Leifer
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455770151
Release Date: 2014-09-11
Genre: Medical

The seventh edition of this textbook for nursing undergraduates "encompasses the core aspects of evidence-based maternal-child nursing in health and illness, incorporating updates in clinical care and technology."--Page xi.

Saunders Q A Review for the NCLEX RN Examination

Author: Linda Anne Silvestri
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323286510
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Genre: Medical

With more than 6,000 unique test questions that you won’t find in Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, Saunders Q&A Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 6th Edition provides the additional practice you need to prepare for and succeed on the NCLEX-RN exam! To enhance your review, each question includes a test-taking strategy, rationales for correct and incorrect answers, and page references to major nursing textbooks. The Evolve companion website adds a pre-test to help in identifying any areas of weakness, and lets you answer questions in study or exam mode. Written by the most trusted name in NCLEX exam review, Linda Anne Silvestri, this book organizes questions to match the Client Needs and Integrated Processes found in the most recent NCLEX-RN test plan. This review is part of the popular Saunders Pyramid to Success, which has helped more than 1.5 million nurses pass the NCLEX exam! Rationales are provided for both correct and incorrect answer options. A detailed test-taking strategy is included for each question, providing clues for analyzing and selecting the correct answer. All alternate item question types are represented, including multiple response, prioritizing/ordered response, fill-in-the-blank, illustration/hot spot, chart/exhibit questions, graphic option, and questions incorporating audio and video. Questions categorized by cognitive level, NCLEX® client needs area, integrated process, priority concepts, and clinical content area help you focus on the question types you find most difficult. A Priority Nursing Tip is included with each question, highlighting need-to-know patient care information. Page references to Elsevier nursing textbooks direct you to study and remediation material for any question answered incorrectly. Chapters organized by Client Needs simplify review and reflect the question mix in the NCLEX-RN test plan blueprint. An 85-question comprehensive exam represents the content and percentages of question types identified in the NCLEX-RN test plan. An Evolve companion website includes a pre-test to help in identifying any areas of weakness, and allows you to choose an area of study by content category and to answer questions in study or exam mode. Preparation guidance for the NCLEX-RN includes chapters on academic and nonacademic preparation, advice from a recent nursing graduate, and transitional issues for the foreign-educated nurse. NEW! Online and mobile updates will address the new NCLEX test plan to be released in April 2016. NEW! Content from the latest NCLEX-RN® test plan covers the newest topics you could see on the exam. NEW! Additional practice questions in the book and on the Evolve companion website bring the total to over 6,000 test questions. NEW! Color-coded strategic words in each test-taking strategy refer you to content review and strategy discussions in the Silvestri Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN and Strategies for Test Success products.

Interpersonal Relationships

Author: Elizabeth Arnold
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
ISBN: 1437709443
Release Date: 2010-12
Genre: Medical

Acclaimed for its strong theoretical framework and consistent organization, Arnold and Boggs' Interpersonal Relationships: Professional Communication Skills for Nurses, 6th Edition, remains the definitive resource in developing effective communication with clients, families, and colleagues in order to achieve treatment goals in health care. This two-time AJN Book of the Year award-winner is thoroughly updated and includes current references describing how to modify communications strategies for various populations and situations including children, the elderly, end of life, health teaching, stress, crisis, and colleagues. Two new chapters address issues in contemporary health care related to promoting health safety and supporting continuity of care. Not only does this book present proven communications strategies and principles in nursing, psychology, and related theoretical frameworks, but also it challenges you to apply these strategies and principles to numerous exercises and practical nursing case studies. Written in terms of the nurse-client relationship, the cutting-edge communications strategies presented are key for nursing students and professional nurses. Covers all mandated topics for nursing professionals, from beginning students to staff development in a variety of settings, including professional collaboration, health team communication, patient-centered care, safety, and hand-off communication. Discusses nursing, behavioral, developmental, family, and communication theories, providing an essential foundation and a theoretical perspective of effective communication. Offers basic concepts first, followed by applications with emphasis on assessment, providing a sound framework as you prepare for nurse-client interactions. Experiential exercises offer the opportunity to practice, observe and critically evaluate your professional communication skills in a safe learning environment. Critical Thinking Exercises promote critical thinking processes essential for effective communication in nursing practice. Includes case examples throughout, creating empathy for clients' perspectives and needs. Offers Ethical Dilemma and Developing an Evidence-Based Practice boxes in each chapter. Describes how best to use the electronic health record for clear communication with current information on classification systems, standards of documentation, and telehealth technologies used in nursing. Acknowledges humor, gender, and touch as important means of communication in interpersonal relationships. Increases awareness of the issues involved in communicating with individuals of various stages of life, clients with special needs, and colleagues in all areas of health care. Provides learning objectives, chapter overviews, and a detailed glossary -- all designed to focus your learning and help you organize key content. A timely NEW Communicating for a Safe Environment chapter provides practice guidelines in line with The Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals on improved communication among caregivers. NEW Communicating for Continuity of Care chapter defines COC and describes current challenges, and addresses its relational, informational, and management dimensions. Enhanced discussion on spirituality and end-of-life needs focuses on trust, empathy, and the nurse-client relationship -- all central components of holistic nursing identified by The Joint Commission as priorities for patient care.

Foundations of Nursing

Author: Kim Cooper
Publisher: Mosby
ISBN: 0323100031
Release Date: 2014-08-01
Genre: Medical

A guide to the fundamentals of nursing for the LPN/LVN covers the skills you need for clinical practice, from nursing interventions to maternity, neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, mental health and community health care.