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release date: Oct 14, 2016
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Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 7e (Saunders Comprehensive Review for Nclex-Rn)

Often called the ‘the best NCLEX® exam review book ever,’ Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 7th Edition provides everything you need to prepare for the NCLEX exam ― complete content review and 5,200 NCLEX examination-style questions in the book and online. 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 you learn from your 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 updated to reflect the most current 2016 NCLEX test plan, Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 7th Edition is THE book of choice for NCLEX examination review. But don’t just take our word for it ― read any customer review or ask your classmates to see why there's nothing else like it!

  • Over 5,100 practice questions in the text and online offer ample testing practice. 
  • Question categories by cognitive level, client needs area, integrated process, and content area give users completely customizable exams or study sessions when using the companion Evolve site.
  • UNIQUE! A detailed test-taking strategy and rationale is included for each question, offering clues for analyzing and uncovering the correct answer option, and guiding users to remediation in Saunders Strategies for Test Success: Passing Nursing School and the NCLEX® Exam and Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Exam.
  • Inclusion of all alternate item format questions covers multiple response, prioritizing [ordered response], fill-in-the-blank, figure/illustration [hot spot], chart/exhibit, video, and audio questions to give users practice with mastering prioritizing, decision-making, and critical thinking skills.
  • Alternate item format questions are highlighted with a special icon to easily find in the text.
  • 85-question comprehensive exam covers all content areas in the book in the same percentages that they are covered on the actual NCLEX-RN test plan.
  • UNIQUE! Priority Nursing Action boxes list actions for clinical emergent situations requiring immediate action, including a detailed rationale and textbook reference.
  • UNIQUE! Pyramid Alert! boxes spotlight important nursing concepts and procedures, and include tips and shortcuts for remembering key information. 
  • UNIQUE! Priority concepts call-outs highlight specific concepts related to nursing practice. Concepts have been updated to reflect the latest Giddens: Concepts for Nursing Practice text.
  • Page references for each question guide users toward an Elsevier nursing textbook for further study and self-remediation.
  • Full-color design offers a more visually engaging learning experience.
  • Easy-to-use index lets users quickly locate questions for a given topic or body system.
  • Recent graduate’s perspective sections offer meaningful guidance for the NCLEX-RN, nonacademic preparation, test-taking strategies, and the CAT format.
  • Expanded coverage of delegation, prioritization, and triage/disaster management in the practice questions reflect the areas of increased emphasis on the NCLEX exam.
  • Automatic software updates on the Evolve companion site allow users to check for changes and content updates throughout the life of the edition.
  • UNIQUE! Audio review summaries on pharmacology, fluids and electrolytes, and acid-base balance are found on the Evolve companion site.
  • NEW! Questions and content aligned with the latest NCLEX-RN exam reflect the increased level of difficulty and format changes in some areas. 
  • NEW! Summary of the key changes made to the 2016 NCLEX-RN test plan will be included at the beginning of the text along with how those updates are addressed throughout the new edition.
  • NEW! Mnemonics will be included as Pyramid Alerts where appropriate throughout the text.
  • NEW! More Priority Nursing Action boxes to communicate new and pertinent content. 
  • NEW! Revised illustrations provide a more up-to-date and consistent presentation of art throughout the text. 
  • NEW! Completely updated chapter on vital signs and laboratory values include the latest lab values.
  • NEW! Glossary of the Pyramid Terms located in the back of the book help users access all definitions in one location.
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release date: Mar 31, 2016
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ATI TEAS Secrets Study Guide: TEAS 6 Complete Study Manual, Full-Length Practice Tests, Review Video Tutorials for the Test of Essential Academic Skills, Sixth Edition

***The Only Guide with 3 Complete Practice Tests and 74 Step-By-Step Tutorial Videos***

The ATI TEAS is extremely challenging, and thorough test preparation is essential for success. ATI TEAS Secrets Study Guide is the ideal prep solution for anyone who wants ace the Test of Essential Academic Skills, Sixth Edition.

Not only does it provide a comprehensive study manual for the TEAS 6 as a whole, it is the only guide that provides three full-length practice tests with detailed explanations of each answer and 74 video tutorials to help you review.

ATI TEAS Secrets Study Guide includes:

  • A thorough and detailed review of all ATI TEAS test sections
  • Review video tutorials to help you master difficult concepts
  • Comprehensive practice questions with detailed answer explanations
  • Tips and strategies to help you get your best test performance

It is filled with the critical information you will need in order to do well on the test: the concepts, procedures, principles, and vocabulary that your nursing school expects you to have mastered before sitting for the exam.

The Reading section covers:

  • Key Ideas and Details
  • Craft and Structure
  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

The Mathematics section covers:

  • Numbers and Operations
  • Data Interpretation
  • Measurement

The Science section covers:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Life and Physical Sciences
  • Scientific Reasoning

The English and Language Usage section covers:

  • Conventions of Standard English
  • Punctuation
  • Improving Sentences
  • Improving Paragraphs
  • Vocabulary

These sections are full of specific and detailed information that will be key to succeeding on the ATI TEAS. Concepts and principles are not simply named or described in passing, but are explained in detail. The guide is laid out in a logical and organized fashion so that one section naturally flows from the one preceding it. Because it is written with an eye for both technical accuracy and accessibility, you will not have to worry about getting lost in dense academic language.

Many concepts include links to online videos where you can watch our instructors break down the topics so the material can be quickly grasped. Examples are worked step-by-step so you see exactly what to do.

Any test prep guide is only as good as its practice questions and answers, and that is another area where our guide stands out. Our test designers have provided hundreds of test questions that will prepare you for what to expect on the actual ATI TEAS. Each answer is explained in depth, in order to make the principles and reasoning behind it crystal clear.

We have helped thousands of people pass standardized tests and achieve their education and career goals. We have done this by setting high standards for our test preparation guides, and our ATI TEAS Secrets Study Guide is no exception. It is an excellent investment in your future.

TEAS® is a registered trademark of the Assessment Technologies Institute®, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

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release date: Feb 18, 2015
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Physical Examination and Health Assessment, 7e

With an easy-to-read approach and unmatched learning resources, Physical Examination & Health Assessment, 7th Edition offers a clear, logical, and holistic approach to physical exams across the lifespan. A total of 1,200 illustrations, checklists of key exam steps, and practical insights ensure that you learn all the physical exam skills you need to know. Written by Carolyn Jarvis, an experienced educator and clinician, this gold standard in physical examination reflects what is going on in nursing today with coverage of emerging trends and the latest on evidence-based practice. It's easy to see why this text is, far and away, #1 in this field!

  • A clear, logical, and streamlined approach simplifies content and helps you learn to perform the complete health assessment:
    • The conversational, easy-to-understand writing style makes learning easier.
    • A two-column format distinguishes normal findings from abnormal findings, and uses step-by-step photos to clarify examination techniques and expected findings.
    • 1,200 full-color illustrations present anatomy and physiology, examination techniques, and abnormal findings.
    • Abnormal findings tables include more than 300 pathophysiology photos to help in recognizing, sorting, and describing abnormalities.

  • Comprehensive coverage reflects the realities of today’s nursing practice:
    • NEW content on the Electronic Health Record, charting, and narrative recording provides examples of how to document assessment findings.
    • 150 NEW normal and abnormal examination photos for the nose, mouth, throat, thorax, and pediatric assessment show findings that are unexpected or that require referral for follow-up care, with cultural diversity and developmental variations.
    • UPDATED evidence-based practice content is highlighted and reflects a focus on conducting the most effective, accurate examinations.
    • UPDATED case studies provide opportunities to apply your knowledge and develop your analytical skills.
    • Checklists for use in RN-to-BSN completion programs provide a refresher for seasoned nurses returning to the classroom.

  • A holistic approach to assessment accommodates the diverse types of patients that you will encounter in the real world:
    • Documentation and Critical Thinking sections provide real-world clinical examples of specific patients and how to record assessment findings in the patient’s chart, using the SOAP format.
    • Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle boxes enable patient teaching and health promotion while performing the health assessment, and now address the key concept of prevention.
    • Developmental Competence sections provide age-specific assessment techniques for infants, children, adolescents, pregnant women, and older adults.
    • Culture and Genetics sections include biocultural and transcultural information on an increasingly diverse patient population.
    • Spanish-language translations highlight important phrases for improved data gathering and communication during the physical examination with Spanish-speaking patients.
  • NEW evidence-based guidelines reflect a focus on conducting the most effective, qualitative exams.
  • NEW Substance Use Assessment chapter addresses this increasingly critical aspect of holistic patient assessments.
  • 100 new photos of step-by-step examination techniques include all-new exam panoramas for key systems.
  • 100 new abnormal findings photos provide instant visual cues for findings that are unexpected or that require referral for follow-up care.
  • Expanded chapter on assessment of the hospitalized adult provides a focused assessment of the patient in the hospital setting.
  • New content on obesity provides current information on this growing health problem.
Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses

SAFETY FIRST!


Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses®, Fifteenth Edition delivers all of the information you need to administer medications safely across the lifespan—well-organized monographs for hundreds of generic and thousands of trade-name drugs.


BONUS!

FREE DIGITAL ACCESS


www.DrugGuide.com


Redeem the access code inside to unlock your one-year, free subscription to Davis’s Drug Guide Online, powered by Unbound Medicine. It’s accessible from your desktop, laptop, or any mobile device with a web browser



  • 5,000-drug database and appendices

  • Cross-referencing of drugs

  • FDA drug news


 


LIFE-SAVING GUIDANCE ... AT A GLANCE



  • Red tab for high alert medications, plus in-depth high alert and patient safety coverage

  • Red, capitalized letters for life-threatening side effects

  • NEW! REP heading for use of drugs in males and females of reproductive age

  • Drug-drug, drug-food, drug-natural product interactions

  • Pedi, Geri, OB, and Lactation cautions

  • IV administration subheads

  • REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies) icon

  • Pharmacogenomic content and icon

  • Canadian-specific content 

  • Much more!





LEARNING, CARE-PLANNING, AND PATIENT EDUCATION TOOLS


Online at DavisPlus (Redeem the Plus Code on the inside front cover of a new, printed text to access your DavisPlus resources.)



  • Audio library for 1,200+ drug names

  • Three tutorials, each with a self-test

  • Calculators for body mass index (BMI), metric conversions, IV drip rates, dosage/kg, and Fahrenheit/Celsius

  • Interactive case studies, brief, real-life scenarios that are followed by a series of question

  • Med-Deck-style cards

  • Video clips illustrating the safe administration of medications

  • Animations demonstrating the administration and absorption of oral drugs

  • Schematic brain illustrations depicting the impact of certain DSM disorders and the effect of psychotropic medications on patients 


 


Reviews for Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses, 14th Edition:


I'm a BSN student, and this book has been an excellent resource.  When my instructors ask me questions about medications, I know I will be able to answer any questions they have with this book... This was the book my toughest clinical instructor recommended to me, and my classmates who have other drug manuals wish they had this one.”

– Honor F., Nursing Student


As a student nurse, I spend more time with this book than I do with my family. Easy to read, good layout, informative, to the point. It was required by my program and I have found it to be a wonderful resource.”

– Jen S., Nursing Student


I am able to write nursing plans, understand disease process, and proper administration of drugs all because of this one book.

– Kia S.


Simply put, the best drug guide out there.

– Amazon Reviewer

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release date: Oct 05, 2016
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ATI TEAS Review Manual: Sixth Edition Revised
ATI TEAS Study Manual, Sixth Edition Revised is the official TEAS preparation guide to prepare you for health care education success. The ATI TEAS Study Manual, Sixth Edition features: - Instructional material for each of the four content areas: Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English and Language Usage - Practice problems and examples with explanatory answer key - Key terms defined throughout the guide - Preparation strategies to pass the TEAS
release date: May 09, 2017
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Nursing2018 Drug Handbook (Nursing Drug Handbook)
  • Fully updated with more than 4,300 clinical changes to nearly 3,500 generic, brand, and combination drugs
  • "New Drugs" section featuring nearly 29 new FDA-approved generics and their corresponding brand-name drugs
  • New information on the National Cancer Institute's "Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events" classification system
  • New appendices:
    • Understanding biosimilar drugs
    • Safe disposal of unused drugs: What patients need to know
    • Prescription drug abuse: Identifying and treating toxicity
  • Pregnancy-Lactation-Reproduction information highlighted in every monograph
  • Easy-to-spot safety and clinical alerts: Black Box Warnings, Adjust-a-dose, Dialyzable drug, Overdose Signs & Symptoms, Look alike-Sound alike Drugs, IV Incompatibilities
  • Nursing Considerations and Patient Teaching sections detailing the essential facts nurses need to know 
  • 32-page Photoguide featuring over 450 of the most commonly prescribed tablets and capsules
  • Free access to Monthly Drug Updates and an Online Toolkit with hundreds of helpful tools and resources

 
Table of Contents
Anatomy of a monograph...............................................................inside front cover
Contributors and consultants...................................................................................v
How to use Nursing2018 Drug Handbook...............................................................vi
Quick guide to special symbols, logos, and highlighted terms................................ix
Guide to abbreviations.............................................................................................x

General information
1. Drug actions, interactions, and reactions
2. Drug therapy across the lifespan
3. Safe drug administration
4. Selected therapeutic drug classifications

Alphabetical listing of drugs by generic name

New Drugs

Appendices
1.  Avoiding common drug errors: Best practices and prevention
2.  Pregnancy risk categories: The FDA's Final Rule
3.  Controlled substance schedules
4.  Abbreviations to avoid (The Joint Commission)
5.  Pediatric drugs commonly involved in drug errors
6.  Elder care medication tips
7.  Prescription drug abuse: Identifying and treating toxicity
8.  Understanding biosimilar drugs
9.  Nursing process: Patient safety during drug therapy
10. Serotonin syndrome: What you should know to protect your patients
11. Tumor lysis syndrome: A life-threatening emergency
12. Antidiarrheals: Indications and dosages
13. Antidotes: Indications and dosages
14. Selected biologicals and blood derivatives: Indications and dosages
15. Common combination drugs: Indications and dosages
16. Vaccines and toxoids: Indications and dosages
17. Vitamins and minerals: Indications and dosages
18. Antacids: Indications and dosages
19. Laxatives: Indications and dosages
20. Additional OTC drugs: Indications and dosages
21. Do not use: Dangerous abbreviations, symbols and dose designations (ISMP Canada)
22. Decision tree: Deciding about medication administration
23. Canadian National Drug Schedules
24.  Safe disposal of unused drugs: What patients need to know
25.  Therapeutic drug monitoring guidelines
26. Less commonly used drugs: Indications and dosages
27. Additional new drugs: Indications and dosages

 
release date: Apr 07, 2014
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Atlas of Human Anatomy: Including Student Consult Interactive Ancillaries and Guides, 6e (Netter Basic Science)

The gold standard of excellence for 25 years, Frank H. Netter, MD’s Atlas of Human Anatomy offers unsurpassed depictions of the human body in clear, brilliant detail – all from a clinician’s perspective. With its emphasis on anatomic relationships and clinically relevant views, Dr. Netter’s work provides a coherent, lasting visual vocabulary for understanding anatomy and how it applies to medicine today.

  • View anatomy from a clinical perspective with hundreds of exquisite, hand-painted illustrations created by pre-eminent medical illustrator Frank H. Netter, MD.
  • Join the global community of medical and healthcare students and professionals who rely on Netter to optimize learning and clarify even the most difficult aspects of human anatomy. Comprehensive labeling uses the international anatomic standard terminology, Terminologia Anatomica, and every aspect of the Atlas is reviewed and overseen by clinical anatomy and anatomy education experts.  Consulting Editors include: John T. Hansen, PhD; Brion Benninger, MD, MS; Jennifer Brueckner-Collins, PhD, Todd M. Hoagland, PhD, and R. Shane Tubbs, MS, PA-C, PhD. 
  • Explore additional unique perspectives of difficult-to-visualize anatomy through all-new paintings by Dr. Carlos Machado, including breast lymph drainage; the pterygopalantine fossa; the middle ear; the path of the internal carotid artery; and the posterior knee, plus additional new plates on arteries of the limbs and new radiologic images.
  • Master challenging structures with visual region-by-region coverage -- including Muscle Table appendices at the end of each Section.
  • Student Consult access includes a suite of interactive tools and guides, including selected images formatted as self-testing exercises; dissection videos; multiple choice questions; illustrated axial cross-sections and scroll-throughs; Key Point Anatomy Guides; additional plates from previous editions; and more.
release date: Mar 14, 2017
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Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination and Practice Preparation

Start preparing for your future - today!


The new edition of this award-winning text, written by renowned NP educator and certification preparation expert Dr. Margaret Fitzgerald. A must read for anyone taking the NP certification exam. Develop critical thinking and test-taking skills for the exam and the firm knowledge-base needed for both the exam and practice.


The 5th edition delivers the latest guidelines, recommendations, diagnostic and treatment protocols, and procedures –everything critical to passing the NP boards.


More than 2,300 prep questions, available online and in text to reinforce learning and practice test-taking skills.
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Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care, 11e

Ackley’s Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care, 11th Edition helps practicing nurses and nursing students select appropriate nursing diagnoses and write care plans with ease and confidence. This convenient handbook shows you how to correlate nursing diagnoses with known information about clients on the basis of assessment findings, established medical or psychiatric diagnoses, and the current treatment plan. Extensively revised and updated with the new 2015-2017 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses, it integrates the NIC and NOC taxonomies, evidence-based nursing interventions, and adult, pediatric, geriatric, multicultural, home care, and client/family teaching and discharge planning considerations to guide you in creating unique, individualized care plans.

  • Comprehensive, up-to-date information on all the 2015-2017 NANDA-I nursing diagnoses so you stay in the know.
  • UNIQUE! Provides care plans for every NANDA-I approved nursing diagnosis plus two unique care plans for Hearing Loss and Vision Loss.
  • Includes pediatric, geriatric, multicultural, client/family teaching and discharge planning, home care, and safety interventions as necessary for plans of care.
  • Presents examples of and suggested NIC interventions and NOC outcomes in each care plan.
  • UNIQUE! Care Plan Constructor on the companion Evolve website offers hands-on practice creating customized plans of care.
  • 150 NCLEX exam-style review questions are available on Evolve.
  • Promotes evidence-based interventions and rationales by including recent or classic research that supports the use of each intervention.
  • Classic evidence-based references promote evidence-based interventions and rationales.
  • Clear, concise interventions are usually only a sentence or two long and use no more than two references.
  • Safety content emphasizes what must be considered to provide safe patient care.
  • Step-by-step instructions show you how to use the Guide to Nursing Diagnoses and Guide to Planning Care sections to create a unique, individualized plan of care.
  • List of Nursing Diagnosis Index in back inside cover of book for quick reference.   
  • Three-column index is easy to use.
  • Easy-to-follow sections I and II guide you through the nursing process and selecting appropriate nursing diagnoses.
  • Alphabetical thumb tabs allow quick access to specific symptoms and nursing diagnoses.
  • NEW! Includes the new 2015-2017 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses, compete with 26 new diagnoses.
  • NEW and UPDATED! Provides the latest NIC/NOC, interventions, and rationales for every care plan.
  • EXPANDED! Additional information on concept based nursing and major nursing theories provides you with the knowledge you need for clinical success.
  • EXPANDED! New content on QSEN, safety, and risk for infection keeps you up to date.
  • NEW! In-depth coverage of wellness and primary prevention stresses the importance of health and wellness.
  • NEW! Appendixes in the text provide you with valuable information in an easy-to-access location.
  • NEW! Revised references in APA style.
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release date: May 06, 2016
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Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation
New 7th Edition!
Powerful resource for interactive, simulation-based teaching and learning!

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) is an educational program jointly sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Heart Association (AHA). The course is designed to teach an evidence-based approach to resuscitation of the newborn to hospital staff who care for newborns at the time of delivery.

New in the 7th edition!
  • Text updated to reflect the 2015 AAP/AHA Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care of the Neonate
  • Two new chapters added covering post-resuscitation care and preparing for resuscitation
  • 140+ new full-color photographs replacing most line drawings
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