Saunders Q A Review Cards for the NCLEX RN Examination

Saunders Q   A Review Cards for the NCLEX RN Examination Author Linda Anne Silvestri, Ph.D. R.N.
ISBN-10 9781455707188
Release 2013-02-26
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With Saunders Q & A Review Cards for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 2nd Edition, you can study anytime and anywhere! The ideal companion to Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination, Linda Silvestri's review cards contain 1,200 practice questions - each including test-taking strategies and detailed rationales for both correct and incorrect answers. Practice questions, organized by clinical area, appear on the front of each card with an icon indicating client need. The reverse side shows answers and rationales, along with Silvestri's unique test-taking strategies and priority nursing action tips. 1,200 practice questions include detailed rationales for both correct and incorrect answers. Alternate item format questions include multiple response, prioritizing, fill-in-the-blank, chart/exhibit, and figure/illustration to prepare you for the prioritizing, decision-making, and critical thinking skills needed to pass the NCLEX-RN. UNIQUE! Test-taking strategies for each question provide direction and hints to the correct answer. UNIQUE! Highlighted keywords or phrases in each answer identify a recommended review topic related to the question. Numerous pharmacology questions reflect the heavy emphasis on pharmacology on the NCLEX-RN. NEW! Organization of questions by clinical area lets you focus on weak areas and also use the cards as study aids in your course exams. UPDATED content reflects the most recent NCLEX-RN test plan. Increased coverage of pharmacology, prioritization, delegation, and triage/disaster management reflects the increased emphasis on these topics on the NCLEX-RN. NEW! Attractive, full-color design makes it quick and easy to locate questions in the various content areas.



Saunders Canadian Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX RN

Saunders Canadian Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX RN Author Linda Anne Silvestri
ISBN-10 9781771720649
Release 2016-09
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Now there's a Canadian edition of the book that is often called the 'the best NCLEX(R) exam review book ever! Saunders Canadian Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN(R) Examination provides everything your students need to prepare for the NCLEX exam -- complete content review and over 5,100 NCLEX examination-style questions in the book and online. This is the first edition to put the NCLEX-RN(R) exam in a Canadian context. An Evolve companion website includes instructor resources that make it easy to integrate this book into any course, along with detailed feedback and assessment for your students' work. 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 students learn from their 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 featuring special resources to help Canadian students succeed, this is THE book of choice for NCLEX preparation. Read any customer review or ask your colleagues to see why there's nothing else like it!



Saunders Q A Review for the NCLEX RN Examination

Saunders Q A Review for the NCLEX RN   Examination Author Linda Anne Silvestri
ISBN-10 9780323286510
Release 2014-10-01
Pages 704
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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.



Saunders Q A Review for the NCLEX PN Examination

Saunders Q   A Review for the NCLEX PN   Examination Author Linda Anne Silvestri
ISBN-10 9781455710737
Release 2010-01-05
Pages 736
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Based on student feedback, Saunders Q&A Review for the NCLEX-PN® Examination is organized to address specific Client Needs and Integrated Processes to mirror the NCLEX-PN test plan. This review follows Silvestri Comprehensive Review as the natural next step for students in the Silvestri suite of products. It contains 3,200 practice questions—including Alternate Item Format—that include comprehensive rationales for both correct and incorrect options, test-taking strategies, and a textbook page reference for further explanation. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content may not be included. Remediation tied directly back to your Elsevier textbooks provides resources for further study. Content is organized according to Client Needs, providing an organized review for exam preparation and end-of-course or exit standardized exams. Practice questions, answers, and detailed rationales all appear on the same page, giving you immediate feedback on your responses. Detailed test-taking strategies for each question give you clues for analyzing and uncovering the correct answer option. Rationales are provided for both correct and incorrect options. Provides computerized testing practice in study, quiz, or exam modes, to allow you to choose from 21 different content categories and focus your study sessions. Each question is categorized by level of cognitive ability, Client Needs area, integrated process, and clinical content area to allow you multiple study and exam selections. Contains chapters on academic and nonacademic NCLEX-PN preparation, advice from a recent nursing graduate, and test-taking strategies that help you understand complicated exam questions. Comprehensive exam consists of 85 questions related to all content areas in the book and representative of the percentages identified in the NCLEX-PN test plan.



Lippincott s Review for NCLEX PN

Lippincott s Review for NCLEX PN  Author Barbara K. Timby
ISBN-10 9781451153347
Release 2012-03-28
Pages 528
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The most popular question-and answer review for the NCLEX-PN® is now in its Eighth Edition. Written to conform to the new 2008 NCLEX-PN® test plan, this edition includes all new question types on the exam and new questions on leadership, management, and delegation. The book contains over 2,200 questions in various review tests and comprehensive examinations. Questions are organized by specialty area and coded by client needs category and subcategory. Rationales for both correct and incorrect answers are included. A bound-in CD-ROM contains all of the book's questions in interactive format, with features for test-taking mode and study mode, plus an alternate-format question tutorial.



Prioritization Delegation and Assignment

Prioritization  Delegation  and Assignment Author Linda A. LaCharity
ISBN-10 9780323113434
Release 2013
Pages 256
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Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment: Practice Exercises for the NCLEX® Examination is the only review book on the market with a focus on prioritization and management of care-just like the current NCLEX Examination itself! The workbook's unique approach establishes your foundational knowledge and then provides exercises of increasing difficulty to help you build confidence in your prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment skills. It offers unique preparation for the NCLEX Examination and effectively equips you to practice in today's fast-paced healthcare environment. UNIQUE! Emphasis on the NCLEX Management-of-Care Focus: LaCharity is the only workbook available that focuses on the NCLEX Exam's management-of-care focus No other book on the market addresses the heavy management-of-care emphasis - consisting of prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment - of the current NCLEX Examination (17-23% of the 2013 NCLEX-RN Exam). Graduating seniors report that LaCharity has been invaluable in preparing them to pass the NCLEX Exam and enter into practice. UNIQUE! Three-Part Organization: The book consists of three parts, each of which builds on the previous one: . Part 1: Introduction; Part 2: Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment in Common Health Scenarios; Part 3: Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment in Complex Health Scenarios. This organization establishes foundational knowledge and then provides exercises of increasing difficulty to help students build confidence in their prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment skills. It also helps students move from passing the NCLEX-RN Exam to "hitting the ground running" as they transition into clinical practice. Part 1: Introduction: Part 1, consisting of a chapter by delegation expert Ruth Hansten, provides guidelines for prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment decisions. The Introduction provides a concise, practical foundation on which Parts 2 and 3 build. Part 2: Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment in Common Health Scenarios: Organized by body system, the chapters in Part 2 begin to give students practice in applying the principles from Part 1 to relatively straightforward scenarios involving single patients or simple patient assignments. Straightforward NCLEX-style multiple-choice, multiple-select, ordering, and short-answer questions help students 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: Unfolding cases in Part 3 gradually immerse students in realistically complex clinical situations involving patients with complicated health problems or challenging assignment issues. These unfolding cases build on the skills learned in Part 2 to equip students to make sound decisions in realistic, complex health scenarios involving complicated health problems and/or challenging patient assignment decisions. The "unfolding" nature of each case realistically demonstrates the progression of typical health scenarios and helps students learn to "think like nurses" by developing what Benner (2010) calls "clinical imagination." Answer Key: The in-depth Answer Key at the back of the book provides not only the correct answer but also a detailed rationale and an indication of the focus of the question, whether prioritization, delegation, supervision, or patient assignment. Detailed rationales encourage formative assessment, in which students learn as much from answering incorrectly as they do from answering correctly. Expanded content focus to include psychiatric/mental health, OB/maternity, and pediatrics along with med-surg areas New chapters on infection control and obstetrics



HESI Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX RN Examination

HESI Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX RN   Examination Author HESI
ISBN-10 9780323394666
Release 2016-07-18
Pages 408
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Want to cover EVERYTHING on the NCLEX-RN? HESI can help! The HESI Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 5th Edition provides a comprehensive, all-in-one review of the information you need to know to not only succeed on the NCLEX-RN exam but also on your program’s HESI exit exam. Written in an easy-to-read outline format, this trusted guide breaks down chapters by clinical areas and the concepts emphasized on the NCLEX-RN exam. Rationales are provided for any incorrect answers or areas of weakness to help strengthen your understanding. The companion Evolve website also offers 700 practice questions in both study and exam formats to give you valuable practice using the same electronic testing format you will face on the nursing school exit exam and on the NCLEX-RN exam. 700 NCLEX practice questions on the companion Evolve website include alternate item formats to provide a testing experience similar to the exit and NCLEX exams. Chapters organized by clinical area enables you to easily search for various topics to review. HESI Hint boxes spotlight important clinical information and concepts commonly tested on the NCLEX-RN exam. Critical thinking study questions (with rationales) reinforce key concepts and content. Fill-in-the-blank and prioritizing questions mirror the new alternate item format item types included on the NCLEX-RN exam. Pharmacology tables highlight the need-to-know drug therapy content emphasized on the NCLEX-RN exam. Consistent format and chapter organization make it easy to move between topics when reviewing. NEW! Updated content reflects the latest NCLEX-RN test plan. NEW! Updated medications and nursing interventions have been added based on the latest evidence-based practice. NEW! Revised chapter on pediatric nursing includes an updated immunization chart, referral websites, and new content on children with disabilities and chromosomal and genetic syndromes. NEW! Revised chapter on maternity nursing features updated CPR guidelines and medications for neonatal cardiac arrest, as well as new HESI Hints that reflect new modalities such as fetal cell-DNA analysis and current screening tools. NEW! Revised chapter on psychiatric nursing includes new information on autism spectrum disorders, as well as updates on DSM 5 changes. NEW! Revised chapter on geriatrics features new content on polypharmacy in the elderly, the Geriatric Depression Scale as an assessment tool, the Mini-Cog tool for mental status assessment, and new information on elder mistreatment in various settings.



Hesi Saunders Online Review for the NCLEX RN Examination 1 Year

Hesi Saunders Online Review for the NCLEX RN Examination  1 Year Author Linda Anne Silvestri
ISBN-10 0323226469
Release 2013-04-01
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HESI and Saunders, the most trusted names in NCLEX® exam preparation, are teaming up to bring you the ultimate online review resource! Combining the testing expertise of HESI with the market-leading nursing content of Saunders, HESI/Saunders Online Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination provides the most interactive, individualized review available for the NCLEX® exam. This one-of-a-kind test prep tool offers a wealth of illustrations, animations, and audio, plus strategic HESI Live Review videos to help clarify key concepts and keep you motivated to study. Furthermore, a pre-assessment test creates a personalized study calendar that is tailored to your individual review needs and guides you through 10 interactive modules of nursing content, review, and 2,500 NCLEX® exam-style practice questions. With a cost that's a fraction of similar NCLEX® exam prep resources, HESI/Saunders offer the best, most effective review bang for your buck! Completely up-to-date content reflects the newest NCLEX-RN® test plan A Test-Taking Strategies Overview provides reliable and innovative insights into the NCLEX exam and its various question types Ten self-paced review modules are organized by Client Needs, the blueprint of the NCLEX test plan, featuring: 50 Lessons that provide a complete review of nursing content Quizzes and Self-Check Questions that strengthen your understanding Case Studies that help you apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios Animations, illustrations, audio, and video that enhance key content by demonstrating skills and procedures Strategic HESI Videos simulate an actual HESI Live Review course, with an experienced nursing instructor explaining challenging topics and walking you through difficult questions 2,500 high-quality practice questions, including: A 75-question Pre-Test that assesses your individual strengths and weaknesses and generates a personalized study calendar A 75-question Post-Test that measures your growth from the start of the course Ten 100-question Module Exams that evaluate your mastery of core nursing content Five 100-question Crossing the Finish Line: Practice Exams that reinforce your readiness for the big test A 265-question Comprehensive Exam that makes sure you're completely prepared for the NCLEX exam Additional questions and quizzes in the modules Rationales and Test-Taking Strategies are provided with every question Alternate Item Formats are fully supported, including: Multiple Response Prioritization/Ordered Response Fill-in-the-Blank Figure/Hot Spot Graphic Option Chart Audio Video Exam Reports demonstrate your performance on measures of Content Area, Client Needs category, Integrated Process, Level of Cognitive Ability, and overall score. Learning system functionality available for classroom use, including an announcements page, discussion board, online grade book, and more.



Growth and Development Across the Lifespan

Growth and Development Across the Lifespan Author Gloria Leifer
ISBN-10 9781455745456
Release 2012-10-15
Pages 316
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This book provides introductory coverage of growth and development throughout the lifespan. The content emphasizes normal aspects as well as the unique problems and health promotion needs of each age and stage of development. It features a strong health promotion theme structured around Healthy People 2020 objectives. Lifespan coverage from prenatal development to death helps students integrate concepts related to normal changes in each stage of the life cycle. Coverage of current research and trends in health care provide readers with the most up-to-date, accurate information. Health promotion and disease prevention, including Healthy People 2020 objectives, are highlighted throughout the book. Cultural content is highlighted throughout the book and in new Chapter 3: Cultural Considerations in Health Care to encourage students to consider cultural implications at every stage of development. Separate chapter on advanced old age and geriatrics (Chapter 14) discuss the theories, physiological changes, and psychological aspects of aging; health promotion and maintenance; and the role of health care providers in caring for the geriatric patient. All of this helps students understand how to maintain quality of life and promote health in advanced old age. Teaching techniques for every developmental stage are part of a consistent chapter format and provide age-appropriate patient education tips. Consistent chapter organization for each stage of growth and development makes information easy to access. Critical Thinking scenarios and questions appear at the end of each chapter to help students consider all variables when planning care across the lifespan. Student learning features include Objectives, Key Terms, Key Points, and Review Questions. Appendix A includes the FDA's Recommended Child and Adult Immunization Schedules, providing essential health promotion information. NEW Appendix B provides a Multilingual Glossary of Symptoms to enhance students' awareness of culturally sensitive care. Glossary includes definitions of Key Terms and additional terms help students review concepts and terminology at a glance. Bibliography is organized by chapter at the end of the book to facilitate additional research and study.



Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX PN Examination

Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX PN Examination Author Linda Anne Silvestri
ISBN-10 1455703796
Release 2012-06-01
Pages 1021
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"Reflects the latest NCLEX-PN exam test plan"--Cover.



Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Success

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Success Author Cathy Melfi Curtis
ISBN-10 9780803666931
Release 2016-11-21
Pages 416
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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.



Johns Hopkins Internal Medicine Board Review

Johns Hopkins Internal Medicine Board Review Author Bimal Ashar
ISBN-10 9780323087988
Release 2012-02-20
Pages 672
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Don't gamble on the most important exam of your career... ace the boards with the Johns Hopkins Internal Medicine Board Review! Johns Hopkins was the birthplace of the Internal Medicine residency, and it has led the field ever since. Now it's also the source of the most effective board-review tool in the specialty! Respected experts summarize just the imperative information you need to know for certification or recertification. Get all the core knowledge you need through comprehensive review text; bolded key information; and helpful tables and algorithms. Test your skills and simulate the exam experience with over 1,000 exam questions; complete, comprehensive answers in study and test modes; and fully searchable text online at www.expertconsult.com. Go into the exam with confidence with exam-taking tips and tricks. View full-color clinical images covering all the image types you'll see on the boards, including x-rays, common skin findings, peripheral blood smear, ophthalmology findings, and CT and MR images. Master the latest knowledge and concepts in the field through fully updated text questions.



Health Informatics E Book

Health Informatics   E Book Author Ramona Nelson
ISBN-10 9780323293860
Release 2014-03-12
Pages 560
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Health Informatics: An Interprofessional Approach was awarded first place in the 2013 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Information Technology/Informatics category. Get on the cutting edge of informatics with Health Informatics, An Interprofessional Approach. Covering a wide range of skills and systems, this unique title prepares you for work in today’s technology-filled clinical field. Topics include clinical decision support, clinical documentation, provider order entry systems, system implementation, adoption issues, and more. Case studies, abstracts, and discussion questions enhance your understanding of these crucial areas of the clinical space. 31 chapters written by field experts give you the most current and accurate information on continually evolving subjects like evidence-based practice, EHRs, PHRs, disaster recovery, and simulation. Case studies and attached discussion questions at the end of each chapter encourage higher level thinking that you can apply to real world experiences. Objectives, key terms and an abstract at the beginning of each chapter provide an overview of what each chapter will cover. Conclusion and Future Directions section at the end of each chapter reinforces topics and expands on how the topic will continue to evolve. Open-ended discussion questions at the end of each chapter enhance your understanding of the subject covered.



Saunders 2016 2017 Strategies for Test Success

Saunders 2016 2017 Strategies for Test Success Author Linda Anne Silvestri
ISBN-10 9780323296618
Release 2015-08-18
Pages 280
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Preceded by: Saunders 2014-2015 strategies for test success / Linda Anne Silvestri, Angela Silvestri. 3rd ed. c2014.



Mosby s Rntertainment

Mosby s Rntertainment Author Angela E Silvestri
ISBN-10 032308463X
Release 2011-11-01
Pages 800
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Looking for an NCLEX® exam review alternative that is effective, engaging, and (dare we say) fun? Then look no further than RNtertainment! RNtertainment: The NCLEX® Review Game, 2nd Edition is a revolutionary board game that offers a fun and challenging change of pace from standard review options. Perfect for nursing students and practicing nurses looking to sharpen their nursing knowledge, this game offers 800 different clinical questions and scenarios that cover all the major nursing categories on the latest NCLEX® test plan - including Safe and Effective Care Environment, Health Promotion and Maintenance, Psychosocial Integrity, and Physiological Integrity. Test-Taking Tips and Test-Taking Traps are also incorporated into game play to fully prepare you for every facet of the exam process. Whether you want to challenge your friends or challenge yourself, effective exam preparation has never been this entertaining! The aim of the game is to answer nursing questions correctly and navigate through tricky Tips and Traps to be the first to reach NCLEX® exam success. Game play format for 2-6 people gives you the option of creating a competitive group atmosphere with fellow students or colleagues in addition to reviewing on your own. Category cards enable you to review all NCLEX® exam material or narrow your question bank to those categories in which you need the most practice. Hundreds of challenging questions and rationales from student-favorite NCLEX® exam expert Linda Silvestri reflect content on the latest NCLEX® test-plan. 800 questions are divided evenly among the four major client needs categories found on the NCLEX® exam: Safe and Effective Care Environment, Health Promotion and Maintenance, Psychosocial Integrity, and Physiological Integrity. A variety of question formats and difficulty levels allows you to encounter the wide spectrum of questions you will find on the NCLEX® exam. Rationales help you understand the reasoning or data related to the correct answer for each question. Test-Taking Tip and Traps provide successful test-taking strategies in one category (Flying High) and pitfalls to avoid in another category (Flying Low).



Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review

Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review Author Maria T. Codina Leik, MSN, APN, BC, FNP-C
ISBN-10 9780826134271
Release 2013-08-12
Pages 696
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"I found this book extremely helpful and loved the Fast Facts, Notes, Exam Tips and Clinical Tips. While other exam prep courses had great content, your book helped me to think more like a NP, and "pull it all together." I would highly recommend your book to any Adult-Gero NP student or graduate. It deserves 5 stars." T. Maria Jones, MS, AGPCNP-BC, CWOCN, DAPWCA, FMNLI Praise for the First Edition: This is a well written, comprehensive review aimed at preparing readers for successfully completing a board certification exam...This is a wonderful comprehensive review in a concise study guide format.--Doody's Medical Reviews The second edition of this acclaimed ANP review continues to promote efficient, time-saving study by synthesizing the key content needed to pass the NP Certification Exam into a concise, well-organized format. Using test-taking strategies meticulously developed by the author, the Review provides unique "question dissection techniques," targeted key content review, 600 extensive practice questions, and detailed, current exam information in a fast facts style. This second edition includes an extensive new section on geriatrics that encompasses body/metabolic changes, common disorders, and hospice/ethical considerations. The book also presents an expanded, intensive pharmacology review, 100 new exam questions, and is the only review to offer a new research chapter providing elements of research needed for E-B practice. The book reviews the complete adult lifespan from adolescence on, and covers non-clinical content including ethics, medico-legal issues, advanced practice law, and reimbursement guidelines. The review of primary care disorders is organized by body system. The content is applicable for certification exams for both the ANCC and the AANP. This book is also a great companion to the ANP Certification Review app, coming soon for your iPhone or iPad! New to this edition: Reorganized for greater ease of use Provides extensive new section on geriatrics covering body/metabolic changes, common disorders, and hospice/ethical considerations Contains expanded intensive-style pharmacology review Presents elements of research needed for E-B practice Includes 100 new questions for a total of 600 'high-yield' questions Why use this review? Delineates strategic "question dissection techniques" for test success, developed by the author, a leading provider of exam preparation education for over 20 years Provides precisely targeted content review Offers 600 extensive practice questions and detailed exam information Includes Exam Tips and Clinical Tips help to prioritize The author's company, ARNP Services, Inc. has helped thousands of nurses pass their certification exams nationwide It's the only book to present elements of research needed for E-B practice It's a great companion to the forthcoming ANP Certification Review app!



Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Author Elizabeth M. Varcarolis
ISBN-10 9780323415378
Release 2016-07-22
Pages 512
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Get a full understanding of today’s psychiatric nursing practice in less time! Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 3rd Edition offers the perfect balance of essential nursing interventions and clinical content paired with current research and evidence-based practice to fully equip you for today’s field of mental health nursing. This new edition continues to retain the reader-friendly style, emphasis on therapeutic communication, and the nursing process organization that was successful in the previous edition. It also includes additional DSM-5 disorders, illustrations of various neurobiology disorders, a new neurobiology learning tool, and new NCLEX review questions to help you pass your course and thoroughly prepare for the psychiatric nursing section of the NCLEX. REVISED! Examining the Evidence boxes explain the reasoning behind nursing interventions and how research affects everyday practice. UNIQUE! Applying the Art sections in the clinical chapters provide examples of therapeutic and nontherapeutic communication techniques as well as realistic nurse-patient interaction scenarios. Chapter review questions reinforce essential content from the chapter. Critical thinking questions introduce clinical situations in psychiatric nursing. Nursing Interventions tables familiarize readers with interventions for a disorder that they will encounter in clinical practice. Key concepts and terms clarify essential terminology. Vignettes offer succinct, real-life glimpses into clinical practice by describing patients and their psychiatric disorders. Assessment Guidelines familiarize readers with methods of assessing patients. Potential Nursing Diagnosis tables give several possible nursing diagnoses for a particular disorder along with the associated signs and symptoms. DSM-5 diagnostic criteria identifies medical diagnostic criteria for psychiatric disorders for integration into the nursing plan of care. Important contributions from psychiatric mental health nursing pioneers are featured in the opening unit pages. Cultural Considerations sections reinforce the principles of culturally competent care. Key Points to Remember outline the main concepts of each chapter in an easy to comprehend and concise bulleted list. Appendices feature the DSM-5 Classifications and a list of the latest NANDA-I diagnoses for readers’ reference. NEW! DSM-5 content provides the most up to date information on the latest DSM-5 disorders. NEW! Illustrations of various neurobiology disorders give readers a clear picture of how the disorder affects brain function. NEW! Neurobiology teaching tool visually guides readers in learning about various neurobiology disorders and relevant medications and side effects. NEW! NCLEX review questions on the Evolve companion site provide additional practice on the type of psychiatric nursing content found on the latest NCLEX test plan. NEW! Image collection on the Evolve companion site offers a visual supplement to help learn and reinforce concepts.