What I Wish I Knew about Nursing: Real Advice from Real Nurses on How To Deeply Care for Patients While Still Caring For Yourself

Allie Wilson - 2011

The Little Book of Big Weight Loss

Bernadette Fisers - 2017
    She tried and failed many diets, but her life took a turn when she was forced to face a harsh reality: her weight crept up to 287 pounds and she had a BMI reading of forty-two. Pre-diabetic and diagnosed as morbidly obese with a fatty liver and high blood pressure, Bernadette decided that it was the time to ditch the fad diets and take matters into her own hands to turn her life around. She began asking those she knew well—the glamorous models she worked with—learning about their healthy eating habits and their tips on staying trim. She further researched medical reports and nutrition papers until finally—by trial, error, and a lot of experimentation—she created a healthy lifestyle plan that was quick to read, easy to understand, and, most importantly, worked long term. Following her new rules, Bernadette went on to lose more than sixty-six pounds in thirty weeks. The Little Book of Big Weight Loss is for anyone who has grown tired of all the confusing, conflicting advice and complicated diet plans. Inspiring and packed with invaluable tips and strategies, this guide provides a fresh, simple, can-do approach to dieting and can help you get on track to achieving your goals and losing weight long term.

Varney's Midwifery

Helen Varney - 1997
    Encompassing the entire scope of the practice of midwifery, this new edition has been extensively revised and updated to reflect the full scope of current midwifery practice.

Not a Diet Book: Take Control. Gain Confidence. Change Your Life.

James Smith - 2020
    It is not a fad diet or a short-term training plan. It will empower you to adopt better habits that will allow you to take charge of your life.

Sound Asleep: The Expert Guide to Sleeping Well

Chris Idzikowski - 2013
    Find out about the human body's natural rhythms, the nature of sleep and dreams, the different types of insomnia that commonly afflict people, and how changes to your attitude, patterns, and environment can make a difference. There's a directory of sleeping pills and potions, from pharmaceuticals to herbal teas, and specific, targeted sleep routines for certain lifestyles—worker, athlete, student, traveler, and more—so you can choose the right one for you.

Caring for the Dying: The Doula Approach to a Meaningful Death

Henry Fersko-Weiss - 2017
    It explores how the dying and their families can bring deep meaning and great comfort to the care given at the end of a life. Created by Henry Fersko-Weiss, the end-of-life doula model is adapted from the work of birth doulas and helps the dying to find meaning in their life, express that meaning in powerful and beautiful legacies, and plan for the final days. The approach calls for around-the-clock vigil care, so the dying person and their family have the emotional and spiritual support they need along with guidance on signs and symptoms of dying. It also covers the work of reprocessing a death with the family afterward and the early work of grieving.Emphasis is placed on the space around the dying person and encourages the use of touch, guided imagery, and ritual during the dying process. Throughout the book Fersko-Weiss tells amazing and encouraging stories of the people he has cared for, as well as stories that come from doulas he has trained and worked with over the years.What is unique about this book is the well-conceived and thorough approach it describes to working skillfully with the dying. The guidance provided can help a dying person, their family, and caregivers to transform the dying experience from one of fear and despair into one that is uplifting and even life affirming. You will see death in a new light and gain a different perspective on how to help the dying. It may even change the way you live your life right now.

There Will Be Blood

Maisie Hill - 2019
    The blob. Shark week. Whatever you call it, menstruation affects everyone. We all encounter periods to some extent in our lives, so it’s high time we talked about it.There Will Be Blood does just that – it’s a chat show about periods. Whether menstruation is a mystery to you or you’ve come through the menopause, there will be something to learn and plenty to laugh at.Over two episodes, women’s health expert and author of Period Power, Maisie Hill, welcomes guests into the soundproofed safety of Audible’s studio to tackle long unanswered questions, lay myths to rest, and smash loads of taboos along the way.You can expect explanations of vulvas, PMS and period pants; personal stories about period sex and leakage nightmares; and discussion of menstrual education and period poverty.When you add There Will Be Blood to your library, you’ll get two episodes, each with a runtime of about 55 minutes.

The Lost Art of Running: A Journey to Rediscover the Forgotten Essence of Human Movement

Shane Benzie - 2020

The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures

Lisa Dougherty - 2000
    This manual provides that evidence, based on an appraisal of current research and advice from clinical experts.New for the seventh edition:A new chapter on 'Positioning' - how to help a patient sit in bed, to stand and lie comfortablySeparate chapters on 'Assessment and the process of care' and 'Communication'New sections on problem solving, to help nurses during the course of their clinical workEvidence rated to help nurses assess its validity This invaluable companion enables nurses to gain the confidence they need to become informed, skilled practitioners.Now available online to Hospitals, NHS Trusts and Academic Institutions


Nicole Dykes - 2020
    Both believing they know exactly what they want. But what happens when a chance encounter is so electrifying that everything they believe is threatened with destruction? Suddenly fixated on each other. Will it make them stronger? Or will everything come crashing down?  An addiction so strong, the high will be unforgettable, but the inevitable low will be devastating.

The 4 Season Solution: The Groundbreaking New Plan for Feeling Better, Living Well, and Powering Down Our Always-On Lives

Dallas Hartwig - 2020
    In this groundbreaking new book, he reveals the antidote to today’s epidemics of burnout, weight gain, disease, and fatigue. Rooted in ancestral health, yet designed for our busy, modern lives, The 4 Season Solution is a blueprint for not just eating better, but living better. Not long ago, our ancestors lived according to the changing seasons, adjusting how they slept, ate, moved, and even socialized throughout the year. But today, we are more disconnected from the natural world than ever. We wake before the sun rises and go to bed long after it sets. We eat tropical fruits in the dead of winter. We exercise in climate-controlled environments. We connect virtually instead of emotionally. Our lives are frenetic, stressful, and exhausting. In other words, we are living in a chronic summer, and it’s killing us. Packed with crucial research and clear-eyed writing, The 4 Season Solution provides a new, sustainable model for living in sync with the natural world. By making small but meaningful changes to the four keys of wellness—how you sleep, eat, move, and connect—over the course of the year, you will reclaim your health, regain your energy, and let go of excess weight. At once a bold new philosophy and an accessible plan to live well all year long, The 4 Season Solution is a new health paradigm for an increasingly unhealthy world.

Pharmacology and the Nursing Process

Linda Lane Lilley - 1996
    With an eye-catching design, full-color illustrations, and helpful, practical boxed features that highlight need-to-know information, the new edition of this bestseller continues its tradition of making pharmacology easy to learn and understand.A focus on prioritization identifies key nursing information and helps in preparation for the NCLEX(R) Examination.Presents drugs and their classes as they relate to different parts of the body, facilitating integration of the text with your other nursing courses.Features numerous full-color photos and illustrations pertaining to drug mechanisms of action and step-by-step illustrations depicting key steps in drug administration for various routes, so you can clearly see how drugs work in the body and how to administer medications safely and effectively.Drug Profiles highlight the pharmacokinetics and unique variations of individual drugs.Includes Patient Teaching Tips in each chapter to foster patient compliance and effective drug therapy.Helpful summary boxes are integrated throughout, covering Evidence-Based Practice, Preventing Medication Errors, Laboratory Values Related to Drug Therapy, Cultural Implications, Herbal Therapies, Life Span Considerations, Points to Remember, and Legal and Ethical Principles.Illustrated Study Skills Tips in each unit cover study tips, time management, and test taking strategies related specifically to nursing pharmacology.Includes a convenient tear-out IV Compatibilities Chart that alerts you to drugs that are incompatible when given intravenously.Evolve Student Resources include online access to additional chapter-specific NCLEX(R) review questions, animations, medication errors checklists, IV therapy checklists, printable handouts with need-to-know information about key drug classes, calculators, an audio glossary, answers to case studies and critical thinking activities in the text, frequently asked questions, content updates, nursing care plans covering key drug classes, and online appendices.Critical Thinking Activities and Best Action Questions focus on prioritization, challenging you to determine the best action to take.NCLEX(R) Examination Review Questions now include Alternate-Item Format questions, preparing you for these new types of questions found on the NCLEX(R) exam.New case studies have been added, and all cases now include patient photos along with accompanying questions to provoke critical thinking.Pharmacokinetic Bridges to the Nursing Process sections now cover ACE inhibitors, iron, and women's health issues applying key pharmacokinetics information to nursing practice.

The Dementia Handbook: How to Provide Dementia Care at Home

Judy Cornish - 2017
    People with dementia or Alzheimer’s experience emotional distress, which leads to behavioral complications and the need for institutional care. However, if families and caregivers are able to identify the emotional needs caused by dementia and understand which skills are lost and which remain, they can lower the behavioral complications and their own stress. As the founder of the Dementia & Alzheimer’s Wellbeing Network® (DAWN), Judy Cornish approaches dementia care with clear and empathetic methods that not only improve the lives of the individuals with dementia but also of those caring for them. Dementia and Alzheimer’s are very personal and individual experiences—they vary from person to person. However, Cornish has identified a pattern in the abilities and disabilities of people living with dementia. Based on her findings, Cornish was able to develop methods for caregivers to ease emotional distress, which can quickly and safely resolve behavioral complications. Though people with dementia lose a sense of self, they are still the same person you always loved. Judy Cornish understands this. The Dementia Handbook: How to Provide Dementia Care at Home is the supportive guide you’ve been looking for as you walk alongside your loved one on this difficult—but potentially rewarding—new path.

Feel Great Lose Weight: Long term, simple habits for lasting and sustainable weight loss

Rangan Chatterjee - 2020

Mommy IQ: The Complete Guide to Pregnancy

Rosie Pope - 2012
    Rosie Pope—maternity fashion designer, pregnancy guru, and star of the hit TV show Pregnant in Heels on Bravo—leads expectant mothers through the ups and downs of pregnancy with her trademark humor and down-to-earth charm, tackling difficult issues with refreshing candor while offering useful information about medical support. The founder of MomPrep—a prenatal and postpartum education center—Rosie makes the journey to motherhood even more memorable with friendly advice, laugh-out-loud stories, and heartfelt, “been-there” insights. Mommy IQ is a must-own handbook for moms-to-be, young moms, and the families of expectant moms.