Student Nurse Handbook

Student Nurse Handbook : Difficult Concepts Made Easy

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For beginning students in Introduction to Nursing and Fundamentals of Nursing courses. Can also be used as a handy reference in Medical Surgical Nursing and throughout nursing school. A "must-have" resource for all nursing students, this text focuses on areas in nursing that consistently cause the most confusion. The engaging, reader-friendly writing style simplifies difficult concepts and presents them in a clear, concise manner. Handy survival tips for nursing school are also included-with advice on taking tests, using the Internet to access current nursing information, and communicating more effectively.show more

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  • Paperback | 397 pages
  • 149.9 x 226.1 x 20.3mm | 249.48g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0130417122
  • 9780130417121

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Student Nurse Handbook "Difficult Concepts Made Easy " Second Edition A "must-have" resource for all nursing students, Dr. B. Gail Twiname's " Student Nurse Handbook " is " the answer " when it comes to nursing questions. An engaging, reader-friendly writing style simplifies difficult concepts, presenting them in a clear, concise manner. Also presented are handy survival tips that include - advice on test taking, navigating Internet resources, and effective communication strategies. Also included: Two new chapters on Time Management skills and Alternative Therapies. New material on learning styles including Web courses. A revised chapter on legal concerns with new information on ethics and delegation. Updated and expanded Internet resources and links. Coverage of universal topics such as spirituality, sexuality, death and dying, as well as cultural differences. Bulleted outlines that alert of key content. Case studies highlighting real-life application of material.show more

Table of contents

I. GETTING THROUGH NURSING SCHOOL. 1. How to Learn, Study, and Take Tests. 2. Time Management. 3. Papers. 4. Computers. 5. Texts and Other Learning Resources. 6. Faculty Variability. 7. Assertiveness. 8. Professional Possibilities. 9. Legal/Ethical Concerns. 10. Risk Management. II. FUNCTIONING IN CLINICAL SETTINGS. 11. Communication. 12. Documentation. 13. Nursing Process, Clinical Pathways, and Case Management. 14. Critical Thinking. III. UNIVERSAL ISSUES. 15. Stress. 16. Pain. 17. Rehabilitation. 18. Ageism. 19. Sexuality. 20. Culture. 21. Alternative Therapies. 22. Spirituality. 23. Death and Dying. IV. UNDERSTANDING DIFFICULT CONCEPTS. 24. ABGs-The Basics Contained in Ten Questions. 25. Endocrine Highlights. 26. Drug Calculations and Medication Issues. 27. Highlights of Fluids, Electrolytes, and IV Medications. 28. Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies. 29. ECG. 30. Nutrition. 31. Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases. 32. Challenging Concepts. V. KNOWLEDGE BUILDING. 33. Research. 34. Theory. 35. Accessing Health Information via the Internet. References. Credits. Suggested Reading. Index.show more

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