Clinical Nursing Skills: A Concept-Based Approach, Volume III (3e) : 9780134616834

Clinical Nursing Skills: A Concept-Based Approach, Volume III (3e)

Callahan
 
Edition
 
3
ISBN
 
9780134616834
ISBN 10
 
0134616839
Published
 
17/01/2018
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
744
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$218.99
 
 
Title type
 
$65.00
 
 
Description

For courses in concept-based nursing.


Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning provides all of the core content and materials needed to deliver an effective concept-based program that develops practice-ready nurses. This three-volume series is the only concepts curriculum developed from the ground up as a cohesive, comprehensive learning system. An intentional instructional design and learning pattern fosters connections between concepts and a deep level of comprehension that can be applied broadly. Volume III, Clinical Skills: A Concept-Based Approach, presents more than 275 key nursing skills, with 250 minor skills embedded within them, that complement concepts in the first two volumes and support a concept-based approach. The 3rd edition of Volume III is a full-scale, cover-to-cover revision that brings the text in line with new evidence-based practice, care, and safety guidelines.

Table of contents
  • CHAPTER 1: ASSESSMENT
  • CHAPTER 2: CARING INTERVENTIONS
  • CHAPTER 3: COMFORT
  • CHAPTER 4: ELIMINATION
  • CHAPTER 5: FLUIDS AND ELECTROLYTES
  • CHAPTER 6: INFECTION
  • CHAPTER 7: INTRACRANIAL REGULATION
  • CHAPTER 8: METABOLISM
  • CHAPTER 9: MOBILITY
  • CHAPTER 10: NUTRITION
  • CHAPTER 11: OXYGENATION
  • CHAPTER 12: PERFUSION
  • CHAPTER 13: PERIOPERATIVE CARE
  • CHAPTER 14: REPRODUCTION
  • CHAPTER 15: SAFETY
  • CHAPTER 16: TISSUE INTEGRITY
  • Appendix A: Answers to Review Questions
  • Appendix B: Guidelines for Laboratory and Diagnostic Assessment 
New to this edition

Hundreds of nursing skills reflecting a concept-┬┐based nursing approach

  • Three new skills have been added to the 3rd edition: colostomy, fall prevention, and suicide.
  • 16 skills are revised or restructured, such as blood transfusion, body mass index, and oxygen delivery systems.
  • A new Concept of… section explains the chapter’s theoretical concept that underpins skills.

Learning aids and practice opportunities challenging students to apply new knowledge

  • New learning objectives define measurable goals at the start of each chapter and align with end-of-chapter NCLEX®-style questions and the test bank.
  • NCLEX-style review questions assess chapter-opening learning objectives, answers, and rationales, serving as both self-review and preparation for the licensing exam.
  • Instructor’s resource manual facilitates active learning in the classroom, lab, and clinical environment with class-tested, interactive hands-on and cognitive exercises to help students apply concepts and exemplars.
Features & benefits

Hundreds of nursing skills reflecting a concept-¿based nursing approach

  • Coverage of more than 275 major nursing skills – and nearly 250 additional assessment, teaching, or care skills embedded within them – develops competencies in psychomotor skills, delegation, patient education, and individualised nursing care.
  • New - Three new skills have been added to the 3rd edition: colostomy, fall prevention, and suicide.
  • Revised - 16 skills are revised or restructured, such as blood transfusion, body mass index, and oxygen delivery systems.
  • New - A new Concept of… section explains the chapter’s theoretical concept that underpins skills.

Strategic presentation of skills supporting concept mastery and long-term retention

  • All skills are presented using a consistent framework to reduce cognitive overload, clarify connections between concepts, and promote content mastery.
  • A common set of guidelines are presented for each skill, such as equipment needed, related safety, age, and cultural information, and step-by-step best practices with rationales.
  • Skills are categorised by concept and rendered step-by-step alongside illustrations that help students visualise how to perform each skill.

Learning aids and practice opportunities challenging students to apply new knowledge

  • New - New learning objectives define measurable goals at the start of each chapter and align with end-of-chapter NCLEX®-style questions and the test bank.
  • New - NCLEX-style review questions assess chapter-opening learning objectives, answers, and rationales, serving as both self-review and preparation for the licensing exam.

 

Author biography

Barbara Callahan, MEd, RN, NCC, CHSE
Retired from Lenoir Community College in Kinston, North Carolina, Barbara Callahan was an Associate Degree Nursing Lead Instructor and coordinates simulation lab and clinical throughout the nursing curriculum. Her clinical background is concentrated in critical care and emergency care. As a Nurse Educator, she was the North Carolina State Training and Education Coordinator with the North Carolina Public Health Office of Preparedness and Response, the Continuing Education Coordinator for the Southwest Georgia AHEC, a Critical Care Transport clinician and the educator for a network of hospitals in southwest Georgia, and the Hospital Education Coordinator for the Medical Nursing Division at the University of Alabama Hospital. As a Nurse Manager, she provided leadership for a Medical/Surgical Department, an Emergency Department, and a Respiratory Intensive Care Unit. She maintains licensure/certification as a professional mental health counselor. As a speaker, she has provided a variety of presentations at state, regional, and local conferences in Florida, Virginia, Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina. She participated in research projects targeting quality improvement of programs available for ongoing continuing education and nurses returning to active practice. Through pairing imagination and creativity with simulation technology, she developed and implemented an assortment of educational activities and clinical experiences for nursing students, including a simulation clinical site for all levels of students each semester, an emergency shelter site exercise, and a Within Prime Time rapid recognition and response program.

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