Therapeutic Communication in Mental Health Nursing: Aesthetic and Metaphoric Processes in the Engagement with Challenging Patients (Routledge Focus) 1st Edition

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Awarded first place in the 2017 AJN Book of the Year Awards in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.

This book introduces an innovative technique for therapeutic communication in mental health nursing, expanding the toolkit for nurses seeking to engage challenging patients who have not responded to more conventional therapeutic methods. Linking nursing communication to current research on metaphor and figuration, it is illustrated with accessible clinical examples.

Metaphor is a key component of talk-based psychotherapies. But many of the patients whom nurses encounter in the inpatient setting are not good candidates for talk-based approaches, at least initially, because they are violent, withdrawn, highly regressed, or otherwise lacking a vocabulary to convey thoughts and feelings. This book offers specific clinical examples of an approach called the “gestural bridge.” This is a method for structuring games and physical activities which connect metaphorically to a patient’s personal themes, activating narrative and observational agency and enabling an exchange of meaning to begin at a time when conventional language is not available. Rooted in what nursing theorists have called the “embodied” or “aesthetic” way of knowing, this approach is both specific and easily grasped.

Drawing from contemporary work in literary theory, semiotics, metaphor theory, cognitive science, philosophy, linguistics, psychoanalysis, and the arts, Therapeutic Communication in Mental Health Nursing is important reading for advanced-level practitioners, students, and researchers interested in communication and relationship-building in nursing.

Medical-Surgical Nursing Demystified (Demystified Nursing) 1st Edition

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Medical-Surgical Nursing Demystified is a self-teaching guide and subject review that helps students and practitioners understand the fundamental concepts of medical-surgical nursing. Using a building block approach, this entertaining book breaks complex material down into brief, easy-to-understand sections.

Medical-Surgical Nursing Demystified features a full chapter for each system–cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, hematologic, nervous, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, endocrine, genitourinary, and integumentary. You’ll find a description of how the system functions, signs and symptoms of diseases and conditions, diagnostic tests, and treatment options. Perioperative preparation and pain management are also covered. Filled with key terms to help you to remember important concepts, and complete with end-of-chapter NCLEX-style quizzes to test your knowledge, this book will teach you the fundamentals of medical-surgical nursing in no time at all.

This fast and easy guide offers:

  • Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter
  • An NCLEX-style quiz at the end of each chapter to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses
  • Coverage of diagnostic tests and treatment options
  • A final exam at the end of the book
  • A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Medical-Surgical Nursing Demystified is your shortcut to mastering this essential nursing topic.

ATI TEAS Crash Course® Book Online (Nursing Test Prep) 3rd Edition

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NEW! REA’s ATI TEAS Crash Course®
Perfect for nursing and allied health program applicants

In August 2016, the ATI TEAS exam replaced the TEAS V. The ATI TEAS, already the most widely-used nursing school admission exam in the U.S., is now also used for allied health program admission nationwide.

REA’s ATI TEAS Crash Course® is aligned with the most recent exam changes to the TEAS, or Test of Essential Academic Skills.

Our ATI TEAS Crash Course® features easy-to-read review chapters that cover every exam objective in reading, mathematics, science, and English and language usage. A full-length online practice exam comes with automatic scoring and detailed explanations of answers. Helpful diagnostics pinpoint where test candidates are strongest and where they need to focus their study.

The new ATI TEAS allows for one unified test to cover BSN, ADN, PN, and Allied Health programs. The ATI TEAS test blueprint has been revised to align with evolving developments in the nursing field and the curriculum, creating different points of emphasis on the test. In addition, the number of questions allotted to each content area has been changed, and examinees now may use an on-screen calculator.

About REA’s Prep:
– A complete ATI TEAS course in a concise, time-saving format
– Targeted review covers only the material that will actually be tested
– Strategies for answering every type of question
– Online practice exam pinpoints your strengths and weaknesses


Family Nurse Practitioner Exam Secrets Study Guide: NP Test Review for the Nurse Practitioner Exam

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This Family Nurse Practitioner study guide includes practice test questions. Our study guide contains easy-to-read essential summaries that highlight the key areas of the Family Nurse Practitioner test. Mometrix’s Family Nurse Practitioner test study guide reviews the most important components of the Family Nurse Practitioner exam.

The Family Nurse Practitioner Exam is extremely challenging, and thorough test preparation is essential for success. Family Nurse Practitioner Exam Secrets Study Guide is the ideal prep solution for anyone who wants to pass the Family Nurse Practitioner.

Not only does it provide a comprehensive guide to the Family Nurse Practitioner Exam as a whole, it also provides practice test questions as well as detailed explanations of each answer.

Family Nurse Practitioner Exam Secrets Study Guide includes:

  • A thorough review of the Family Nurse Practitioner.
  • An analysis of foundations for advanced practice
  • A breakdown of professional practice
  • An in-depth look at independent practice
  • Comprehensive practice questions with detailed answer explanations

It’s filled with the critical information you’ll need in order to do well on the test: the concepts, procedures, principles, and vocabulary that is expected of you to have mastered before sitting for the exam.

The Foundations for Advanced Practice section covers:

  • Eating disorders
  • Corticosteroids
  • Asthma/Status asthmaticus
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Lyme disease
  • Acute hypoglycemia
  • Nutritional assessment
  • Status asthmaticus
  • Medicare documentation guildelines

The Professional Practice section covers:

  • Collaboration
  • Conflict resolution
  • Advanced practice registered nurse (APRN)
  • Risk management

The Independent Practice section covers:

  • Providing anticipatory guidance
  • Vaccines
  • Normal growth and development
  • Expectations for patients
  • Management of diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Massage therapy
  • Cultural competence
  • Therapeutic communication
  • Electrolyte imbalances
  • Clinical decision-making process

These sections are full of specific and detailed information that will be key to passing the Family Nurse Practitioner Exam. Concepts and principles aren’t 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’s written with an eye for both technical accuracy and accessibility, you will not have to worry about getting lost in dense academic language.

  • Family Nurse Practitioner test prep book that provides a comprehensive review for the Family Nurse Practitioner test.
  • Family Nurse Practitioner exam prep that will help you elevate your Family Nurse Practitioner test score.
  • Family Nurse Practitioner study manual that will reduce your worry about the Family Nurse Practitioner exam.
  • Family Nurse Practitioner review book that will help you avoid the pitfalls of Family Nurse Practitioner test anxiety.
  • Family Nurse Practitioner practice test questions and much more…


Nursing2018 Drug Handbook (Nursing Drug Handbook) Thirty-Eighth Edition

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  • 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


Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Exam Review: Pearls of Wisdom 1st Edition

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The best rapid, last-minute review for the CMSRN exam

“This is an excellent resource to use in preparing for medical-surgical certification. This fourth edition includes the latest and most current information. I would recommend this review for preparation for certification. 3 Stars.”–Doody’s Review Service

This is the most intense, targeted, and focused review available for anyone preparing for the Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse exam. You’ll find 3,000 rapid-fire questions accompanied by the correct answer only, performance improving pearls, key facts, and mnemonics, visual imagery, and other tested learning aids. Written by experts who actually teach review courses, Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Exam Review ensures your best possible performance on the CMSRN exam in the shortest possible study time.


Ethical Competence in Nursing Practice: Competencies, Skills, Decision-Making 1st Edition

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This is a unique, innovative professional nursing ethics textbook designed specifically for all practicing nurses and to meet the educational needs of all nursing students, including RN to BSN and RN to MSN students. Written by experts in the field, it discusses ethical concepts relevant to the registered nurse who has practiced for several years but is learning higher level concepts and applications. This text addresses different areas of professional practice and is rich with case studies illustrating the need for ethical competence and decision making. The book fulfills the necessary criteria for the AACN Essentials for Baccalaureate Education and the QSEN and IOM competencies. It also integrates relevant provisions and statements from the revised Code for Nurses (ANA, 2015).

Clear and concise, the text relates content to the nurse’s current practice and introduces a framework for the development of ethical competence, from recognition of an ethical situation to implementation of a justifiable action. A decision-making model that includes elements of care and virtue ethics is also included. Essential communication and conflict skills are addressed, in addition to the role of the ethics committee and ethics consultation. The book discusses common ethical issues likely to be encountered, how to recognize and address moral distress, and ethical practice as it relates to research, quality, and safety. Case studies that incorporate evidence-informed research provide the opportunity to develop ethical skills and apply decisionmaking principles. Relevant QSEN competencies and provisions and statements from the ANA’s revised Code for Nurses (2015) are featured in each chapter. Interactive exercises and questions and PowerPoints provide further opportunity for critical thinking.


    • Addresses the specific needs of practicing nurses and students in the RN to BSN and RN to MSN courses
    • Fulfills AACN Essentials, IOM competencies, and QSEN KSAs


  • Integrates relevant provisions and statements from the revised Code for Nurses (ANA, 2015)
  • Builds upon previous practice experience
  • Discusses ethical competence in a variety of practice environments
  • Includes case studies to apply ethical competencies


Elder Abuse and Nursing: What Nurses Need to Know and Can Do 1st Edition

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The only text about elder abuse specifically for nurses in clinical settings.

Nurses are required by law to report elder abuse even when it is suspected but not verified. This is the only research-based and clinically oriented text that applies what is known about different forms of elder abuse in domestic and long-term care settings to the everyday experiences of practicing nurses. Content addresses not only legal and ethical concerns, but also serves as an essential guide to caring for older adults, delineating the role of nurses in detecting, suspecting, reporting, assessing, providing interventions for, and preventing elder abuse in all clinical settings. Detailed and unfolding case studies throughout the text illustrate nurses in action as they address elder abuse in commonly encountered nurse client or nurse patient situations.

Chapters show nurses in various health care settings how to address elder abuse issues relating to older adults, caregivers, and perpetrators. Each section provides nurses with crucial information about how to access essential resources for addressing specific aspects of elder abuse, including self-neglect, domestic abuse, abuse in long-term care settings, financial abuse, and sexual abuse. In-depth guides help nurses apply their usual nursing assessment and intervention skills to unusual situations when caring for older adults who are in actual or potentially abusive situations. In an easy-to-use and clinically applicable format, concise tools and guides throughout the book highlight core facets of elder abuse and the role of nurses. Each chapter concludes with Key Points: What Nurses Need to Know and Can Do highlighting the content that is most applicable to nursing care of older adults.


  • Presents essential facts about different forms of elder abuse and applies the information to nursing care of older adults in various clinical settings
  • Describes key criteria for nurses to use for recognizing, assessing, providing interventions for, and reporting elder abuse
  • Addresses legal, ethical, cultural, and interprofessional care considerations
  • Provides numerous guides to nursing assessment and interventions that address elder abuse
  • Case examples illustrate nurses in action addressing many types of elder abuse situations
  • Includes the words of older adults describing their experiences and perceptions of elder abuse
  • Includes the words and thoughts of nurses describing their reflections on and perceptions of elder abuse situations
  • Each chapter concludes with Key Points: What Nurses Need to Know and Can Do


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