Pharmacology: A Nursing Process Approach


Joyce LeFever Kee - 1997
    The 5th edition has been completely updated and includes a Companion CD-ROM that contains animations, NCLEX(R) examination-style review questions, printable IV therapy and medication safety checklists, drug calculation problems, and convenient electronic calculators.A separate drug calculations section - Medications and Calculations - features 65 pages of math review and step-by-step instructions for dosage calculations using the four primary methods - basic formula, ratio and proportion, dimensional analysis, and fractional equation. Nursing Process sections relate nursing care to drug therapy. Each step of the nursing process includes concise actions for the plan of care in relation to treatment for selected drug prototypes. A chapter on Principles of Drug Administration features comprehensive coverage of the procedures for administering drugs. It addresses all routes of administration and various settings. Unit openers for drug therapy chapters include an illustrated overview of normal anatomy and physiology, giving readers the foundation for understanding how the drug works in that body system. Herbal Alert boxes highlight various herbal products and their interactions with drugs. More than 100 detailed Prototype Drug Charts list the following information: dosage, indication, contraindication, drug-lab-food interactions, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, therapeutic effects, side effects, and adverse reactions. Highlighted Client Teaching, Cultural Considerations, and Herbal Alerts are included in the Nursing Process sections to emphasize key implications for nurses. Client Teaching in the nursing process sections guide readers through instructions for teaching patients about medication, self-administration, dietary concerns, and side effects. Includes a separate Transcultural and Genetic Considerations chapter.Critical Thinking Case Studies and Study Questions at the end of each chapter present readers with a clinical scenario and several questions that reinforce key concepts and encourage critical thinking.A new chapter on substance abuse addresses this important aspect of the nurse's role in pharmacology. Preventing Medication Errors boxes draw attention to important safety considerations and present guidelines from the Institute for Safe Medication Practice (ISMP). Critical Thinking Case Study boxes provide clinical scenarios and questions to sharpen analytical and critical thinking skills. Now includes step-by-step instructions for dosage calculations using dimensional analysis. Web sites, organizations, and research database information are available at the end of clinical chapters for further review and research. The newest JCAHO guidelines for medication safety are applied throughout the text and the abbreviations appendix has been revised to reflect these updates. Includes a new Herb/Drug Interaction chart, as well as new sugar-free and alcohol-free drug lists. Features updated coverage of pain as the fifth vital sign.Look-alike/sound-alike drugs are highlighted throughout to promote safe drug administration. Includes a list of the 200 most frequently prescribed drugs. Electronic Resources boxes at the beginning of each chapter direct readers to additional learning activities available on the Companion CD and the Evolve website.

The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, Revised and Expanded: Over 800 Natural, Nontoxic, and Fragrant Recipes to Create Health, Beauty, and Safe Home and Work Environments


Valerie Ann Worwood - 2016
    No one has provided more thorough and accurate guidance to the home practitioner or professional aromatherapist than Valerie Ann Worwood.In her clear and positive voice, Worwood provides tools to address a huge variety of health issues, including specific advice for children, women, men, and seniors. Other sections cover self-defense against microbes and contaminants, emotional challenges, care for the home and workplace, and applications for athletes, dancers, travelers, cooks, gardeners, and animal lovers. Worwood also offers us her expertise in the use of essential oils in beauty and spa treatments, plus profiles of 125 essential oils, 37 carrier oils, and more.Since the publication of the first edition of this book 25 years ago, the positive impact of essential oil use has become increasingly recognized, as scientific researchers throughout the world have explored essential oils and their constituents for their unique properties and uses.

Orthopedic Physical Assessment


David J. Magee - 1987
    This comprehensive text covers every joint of the body, head and face, gait, posture, emergency care, the principles of assessment, and preparticipation evaluation. The latest edition of this core text is the essential cornerstone in the new four-volume musculoskeletal rehabilitation series.Thorough, evidence-based content provides the information and detail you need to select the best diagnostic tests.Extensively updated information incorporates the latest research and most current practices.Case Studies help you apply what you learn from the book to real life situations.Tables and boxes throughout the text organize and summarize important information and highlight key points.Chapter Summaries review the assessment procedures for each chapter to help you find important information quickly.Case Histories in each chapter demonstrate assessment skills to help you apply them in practice.Reliability and validity of tests and techniques included throughout help you choose assessment methods supported by current evidence.A new full-color design clearly demonstrates assessment methods, a variety of tests, and causes of pathology.A Companion CD-ROM with all of the references from the text linked to MedLine abstracts reinforces concepts from the book.Primary Care Assessment chapter includes the latest information on the constantly evolving state of physical therapy practice.Includes the most current information on the assessment of the cervical spine, hip, posture, and foot and ankle to keep you up to date on current methods of practice.

Clinical Medicine [with Student Consult Online Access]


Parveen Kumar - 1994
    Its aim is to explain the management of disease, based on an understanding of scientific principles and including the latest developments in treatment. It is written for medical students and doctors preparing for specialist exams, and is an ideal general reference text for all practising doctors. The new edition is part of Elsevier's new STUDENT CONSULT electronic community. STUDENT CONSULT titles comes with full text online, a unique image library, case studies, questions and answers, online note-taking, and integration links to content in other disciplines - ideal for problem-based learning.

Fundamentals of Nursing: The Art and Science of Nursing Care


Carol R. Taylor
    The book's holistic perspective shows students how nursing care involves more than performing procedures. With a case-based approach to learning, the book offers numerous examples and opportunities for students to think critically. The Seventh Edition includes new features highlighting clinical questions and research, nursing advocacy, and health literacy, and also includes new information related to electronic medical records and documentation. With this textbook you'll find an integrated, cohesive, and student-focused suite of multimedia products to appeal to all types of learners, including a bound-in DVD-ROM and a companion website.

Kozier & Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing


Audrey Berman - 2007
    Hallmark features are a clear and accessible writing style, a focus on practical application with real-world examples and case studies, and an appropriate level of detail for beginners. The book is supported by a state-of-the art technology package to enhance the learning process. Provides the fundamentals of the nature of nursing, contemporary health care, health beliefs and practices, the nursing process, lifespan development issues, integral aspects of nursing, assessing health, and promoting psychosocial health and physiologic health. For Nurses and Health Care Professionals.

Holistic Midwifery : Care During Pregnancy Vol. 1


Anne Frye - 1998
    Topics include basic female anatomy and physiology, midwifery practice issues, cultural considerations, hands-on skills, care through each trimester, problems that may occur in any trimester, and preexisting medical conditions.

Case Files: Family Medicine


Eugene C. Toy - 2006
    Case Files: Family Medicine reviews 60 high-yield family medicine cases, each with USMLE-format review questions and clinical pearls that highlight key concepts. In this score-boosting resource, you'll find must-know family medicine cases in an interactive and memorable format written by experienced educators.

Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses


April Hazard Vallerand - 2012
    You'll have access to over 1,100 monographs from your desktop, laptop, or any mobile device with a web browser.LIFE-SAVING GUIDANCE... AT A GLANCERed tab for high alert medications, plus in-depth high alert and patient safety coverage Red, capitalized letters for life-threatening side effects Drug-drug, drug-food, drug-natural product interactions Pedi, Geri, OB, and Lactation cautions IV Administration subheads NEW! REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies) icon Pharmacogenomic content Canadian-specific Much more! LEARNING, CARE PLANNING, AND PATIENT EDUCATION TOOLSOnline at DavisPlus Interactive flash cards MORE! Audio podcasts Video clips Animations Schematic brain illustrations Much more!

Anatomy and Physiology


J. Gordon BettsMark Womble - 2013
    The book is organized by body system and covers standard scope and sequence requirements. Its lucid text, strategically constructed art, career features, and links to external learning tools address the critical teaching and learning challenges in the course. The web-based version of Anatomy and Physiology also features links to surgical videos, histology, and interactive diagrams.

Clinical Hematology Atlas


Bernadette F. Rodak - 1998
    It offers complete coverage of the basics of hematologic morphology, including examination of the peripheral blood smear, basic maturation of the blood cell lines, and discussions of a variety of clinical disorders. Over 400 photomicrographs, schematic diagrams, and electron micrographs visually clarify hematology from normal cell maturation to the development of various pathologies.Normal Newborn Peripheral Blood Morphology chapter covers the unique normal cells found in neonatal blood.A variety of high-quality schematic diagrams, photomicrographs, and electron micrographs visually reinforce your understanding of hematologic cellular morphology.Spiral binding and compact size make this book easy to use in a laboratory setting.Coverage of common cytochemical stains, along with a summary chart for interpretation, aids in classifying malignant and benign leukoproliferative disorders.Morphologic abnormalities are presented in chapters on erythrocytes and leukocytes, along with a schematic description of each cell, to provide correlations to various disease states.Body Fluids chapter covers the other fluids found in the body besides blood, using images from cytocentrifuged specimens.Updated information on the subtypes of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) helps you recognize variant forms of CLL you may encounter in the lab.

The Earthwise Herbal: A Complete Guide to New World Medicinal Plants


Matthew Wood - 2011
    The first in a two-volume set, "The Earthwise Herbal" profiles Old World plants (volume two will treat American plants). Organized alphabetically, the book encompasses all of the major and many of the secondary herbs of traditional and modern Western herbalism. Author Wood describes characteristic symptoms and conditions in which each plant has proved useful in the clinic, often illustrated with appropriate case histories. In addition, he takes a historical view based on his extensive study of ancient and traditional herbal literature. Written in an easy, engaging, non-technical style, "The Earthwise Herbal" offers insight into the logic of the plant: how it works, in what areas of the body it works, how it has been used in the past, what its pharmacological constituents indicate about its use, and how all these different factors hang together to produce a portrait of the plant as a whole entity. Ideal for beginners, serious students, or advanced practitioners, "The Earthwise Herbal "is also useful for homeopaths and flower essence practitioners as it bridges these fields in its treatment of herbal medicines. "From the Trade Paperback edition.""

Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide


Judith E. Tintinalli - 1978
    It is more concise and easier to read than some, yet it covers the breadth of emergency medicine practice more comprehensively than others. The bottom line is that I like this book. Just as previous editions did, the seventh presents all of the most pertinent and up-to-date information in a well-organized format that is comprehensive yet easy to read. That and many of the attractive new features in this current edition will ensure its place on my bookshelf for years to come."--JAMAWith 418 contributors representing over 120 medical centers around the world, Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine is the most practical and clinically rigorous reference of its kind. It covers everything from prehospital care, disaster preparedness, and basic resuscitative techniques, to all the major diseases requiring emergency treatment, such as pulmonary emergencies, renal and GU disorders, and hemophilia. This authoritative, in-depth coverage makes this classic text indispensible not only in emergency departments, but also for residents and practitioners when studying or preparing for any exam they may face.While continuing to provide the most current information for acute conditions, the Seventh Edition of Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine has been substantially revised and updated to cover all of the conditions for which patients seek emergency department care in a concise and easy-to-read-manner.NEW Features• Full-color design with more figures and tables than ever• Reader-friendly chapter presentation makes it easy to find important material.• Updated tables covering drugs and important clinical information• Patient safety considerations and injury prevention are integrated into chapters, as appropriate• Total revision of the dermatology section enables diagnosis by lesion description and body area affected, and provides current treatment• Organ systems sections reorganized to reflect considerations for actual clinical practice.• New chapters: New adult chapters include Natural Disasters, Aneurysms of the Aorta and Major Arteries; Hip and Knee Pain, Aortic Dissection; Acute Urinary Retention; Subarachnoid Hemorrhage and Intracranial Bleeding; Clotting Disorders; Community –acquired Pneumonia and Noninfectious Pulmonary Infiltrates; Type I Diabetes; Type II Diabetes; Anemia; Tests of Hemostasis; Clotting Disorders; Head Injury in Adults and Children; the Transplant Patient; Grief, Death and Dying; and Legal Issues in Emergency Medicine. Twelve new pediatric chapters including The Diabetic Child, Hematologic-Oncologic Emergencies, Ear and Mastoids, Eye Problems in Infants and Children, Neck Masses, GI Bleeding, Nose and Sinuses, Urologic and Gynecologic Procedures in children, Renal emergencies in children, Behavioral and Psychiatric Disorders in children, Pediatric Procedures, Pediatric ECG Interpretation• Greater coverage of procedures throughout for the most common conditions seen in the emergency department.• Companion DVD features an additional 17 chapters, such as Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Principles of Imaging, Prison Medicine, Military Medicine, The Violent Patient, Forensics, Wound Ballistics, and Drug Interactions.• Companion DVD also features videos and animations for teaching and learning performance of important procedures, especially Ultrasound-Guided Procedures

The Practical Herbal Medicine Handbook: Your Quick Reference Guide to Healing Herbs & Remedies


Althea Press - 2014
     Put your health in your own hands with time-tested treatments. From the creators of the New York Times bestseller Essential Oils for Beginners, The Practical Herbal Medicine Handbook offers basic techniques and effective herbal treatments for everyday ailments, wellness, and beauty. • Treat common ailments such as headaches, bruises, and leg cramps with more than 100 everyday herbal remedies • Learn step-by-step techniques for buying, making, and growing herbal medicine • Discover the 44 most common and effective healing herbs with the A-Z apothecary • Reduce stress, soothe insomnia, and enhance your memory naturally with herbal remedies for your mental health and well-being The Practical Herbal Medicine Handbook provides a natural path to feeling better and improving your overall sense of wellness.

Medical-Surgical Nursing (Single Volume): Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems


Sharon Mantik Lewis - 1983
    It covers patient care in various clinical settings by employing a unique levels of care approach, discussing nursing implementation at multiple levels. Special features highlight the content that is most relevant and challenging for today's nursing students, including patient teaching, nutrition, drug therapy, cultural and ethnic disparities, and more.Identifies and discusses all levels of nursing management, including Health Promotion, Acute Intervention, and Ambulatory and Home Care, to prepare the nurse to effectively intervene at various stages of illness.Online podcasts feature audio key points summaries for each chapter highlighting important information.Extensive gerontologic content discusses age-related changes for each body system and alerts the nurse to differences often encountered in older patients.Attractive four-color design and over 1,400 full-color illustrations enhance learning by presenting disease processes and related anatomy and physiology more clearly.About 55 thoroughly updated, comprehensive nursing care plans incorporate current NANDA diagnoses, defining characteristics, expected outcomes, interventions with rationales, evaluation criteria, and more.New chapters on Health Disparities, Stress and Stress Management, Infection and HIV, and Nursing Management: Obesity provide a more comprehensive look at the world of medical-surgical nursing.Electronic Resource Summary at chapter openers alert students to additional electronic resources available on companion CD and Evolve.Gender Differences boxes summarize how women and men are affected differently by medical conditions.Drug Alert boxes highlight important considerations applicable to key drugs.A glossary of key terms and definitions contains definitions and page references.NCLEX examination style review questions in each chapter include a focus on prioritization of patient care.All nursing care plans now incorporate NIC and NOC. Companion CD:More than 50 interactive case studies with realistic, 3-D animations to help you visualize disease processes from the inside outA unique Stress-Busting Kit for Nursing Students with strategies for managing your (and your patients') stressA collection of Multimedia Supplements with audio and video clips, plus additional animations375 NCLEX(R) examination-style review questions