Archive for the 'practical nursing' Category

NCLEX-RN: Questions & Answers Made Incredibly Easy!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

nclex1By Springhouse, Springhouse (Editor)

NCLEX-RN® Questions & Answers Made Incredibly Easy!, Fourth Edition, provides over 3,500 questions and answers with rationales covering all areas included on the exam. The first section offers studying and test-taking strategies and describes the test format in detail, including alternate-format questions. Subsequent sections cover adult care, psychiatric care, maternal-neonatal care, care of the child, and professional issues. The book also includes six comprehensive examinations—75 questions each, totalling 450 questions—with answers, rationales, and client-needs category information. This fully updated edition reflects the current test plan, contains alternate-format questions throughout, and includes new information for international students taking the NCLEX-RN®. Call Number RT55 .N44 2008

Source barnes&noble.com

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Flu: The Story of The Great Influenza Pademic of 1918 and the Search of the Virus That Caused it

Friday, October 3, 2008

by Gina Kolata

call #  RC150.4 .K64 2005

Synopsis

When we think of plagues, we think of AIDS, Ebola, anthrax spores, and, of course, the Black Death. But in 1918 the Great Flu Epidemic killed an estimated 40 million people virtually overnight. If such a plague returned today, taking a comparable percentage of the U.S. population with it, 1.5 million Americans would die.

In Flu, Gina Kolata, an acclaimed reporter for The New York Times, unravels the mystery of this lethal virus with the high drama of a great adventure story. From Alaska to Norway, from the streets of Hong Kong to the corridors of the White House, Kolata tracks the race to recover the live pathogen and probes the fear that has impelled government policy.

A gripping work of science writing, Flu addresses the prospects for a great epidemic’s recurrence and considers what can be done to prevent it.

Source BarnesandNoble.com

NCLEX-RN Review

Monday, September 22, 2008

By Marlene Hurst

Ace the NCLEX-RN-with the help of nursing review pioneer Marlene Hurst!

Use Marlene’s unique “no cram, pass with what you already know” system and slash your study time in half

Based on Marlene Hurst’s phenomenally popular nursing seminars that train over 30,000 students annually, this innovative review is loaded with the author’s time-tested strategies-all designed to help you pass the NCLEX certification and course exams the first time around!

NCLEX-RN Review breaks the mold of other review books by explaining how to apply critical thinking and test-taking skills, rather than how to re-learn course content. Marlene shows you how to effectively work with the “think-on-your-feet” philosophy of the NCLEX-RN, not against it.

Features:

  • A complete NCLEX-RNË toolkit-from the world’s most sought-after speaker on passing the NCLEX
  • Over 1,000 skill-building NCLEX-style questions, complete with answers and rationales
  • Full of concise, easy-to-remember strategies that cut study time in half!
  • An eye-catching four-color format
  • “Marlene Moments”-Marlene’s humorous anecdotes of common student mistakes that offer a light-hearted look at how new nurses learn to succeed
  • “What the NCLEX Lady Thinks”-valuable tips that reveal the motivation behind certain types of NCLEX questions and how to adjust your strategy accordingly
  • Chapter-ending NCLEX practice questions that solidify important information and show you how it will be tested on the NCLEX examination
  • Companion CD-ROM with 300 additional NCLEX-style questions, plus downloadable MP3 audio tipsMarlene Hurst’s award-winning NCLEX reviews (Description from barnesandnoble.com) Call number: RT55 .H 87 2008

Nursing Drug Handbook2009

Monday, September 22, 2008

By Barbara B. Hodgson and Robert J. Kizior

Written by a unique nurse/pharmacist author team, Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook presents drug information in an order that reflects your thought process when a prescription is ordered. It helps you provide better patient care by guiding you through clinical priorities in the practice setting and with comprehensive coverage of IV drug administration. Organized alphabetically by generic drug name, this handbook is an easy-to-use guide to thousands of medications. It’s ideal for the busy nurse! (Description from barnesandnoble.com) Call number: RM301.12 .H57 2009

Nursing Drug Reference 2009

Monday, September 22, 2008

By Linda Skidmore- Roth

If you are going to buy one drug handbook — this should be the one. No other drug handbook enables you to access reliable drug information quicker. With an A-Z organization, each drug is easy to find. But what’s even better is the fact that Mosby’s Nursing Drug Reference gives you the most complete drug information for each drug, including uses, side effects, and interactions. Key nursing considerations are identified to help you assess, administer, evaluate, and teach your patients. Instructions for giving drugs by various routes (e.g., PO, IM, IV) are also included. You will ALWAYS find the latest and most trustworthy drug information in Mosby’s Nursing Drug Reference. There is a difference in drug handbooks — put your trust in Mosby, the leading name in nursing publishing. (Description from barnesandnoble.com) Call number: RM301.12 .M67 2009

Down Syndrome

Thursday, August 14, 2008

by Dawn Laney

Call Number: RC571 .D66 2008

Description not available

Poisoning

Thursday, August 14, 2008

by Toney Allman

Call Number: HV6553 .A65 2008

Description not available

Perscription Drugs

Thursday, August 14, 2008

by Sylvia Engdahl

Call Number: RM301.15 .P735 2008

Description not available

Heart Disease

Thursday, August 14, 2008

by Clayton Farris Naff

Call Number: RC681 .H35 2008

Description not available

Breast Cancer: Real Questions, Real Answers

Friday, July 25, 2008

by David Chan

Call Number: RC280 .B8 C473 2006

Breast Cancer: Real Questions, Real Answers is an outgrowth of Dr. David Chan’s more than 20 years in private oncology practice. Inspired by his patients—who courageously face their illness but often feel fearful, confused about their options, and full of questions—Dr. Chan’s book is uniquely structured as a Question and Answer between patient and doctor. It provides readers with an easily navigated, completely current resource for all of their queries. Poised to become the new must-read for breast cancer patients, this book offers easily digestible information by reviewing and exploring the causes of breast cancer, outlining the core basics of breast cancer therapy, explaining how breast cancer survival is influenced by lifestyle, and much more.

Dr. Chan’s surefooted, compassionate tone offers reassurance throughout, as do the stories of his many patients, which give readers a firsthand glimpse at what they may face down the road, all from a survivor’s point of view. Complete with a glossary of important terms and an appendix of useful resources, Breast Cancer: Real Questions, Real Answers is a must for every breast cancer patient seeking information that will guide her through her struggle toward a triumphant recovery. (Description by BarnesandNobles.com)