Advanced Pediatric Assessment by Ellen M. ChioccaNow in its second edition, Advanced Pediatric Assessment is an in-depth, current guide to pediatric-focused assessment, addressing the unique anatomic and physiological differences among infants, children, and adults as they bear upon pediatric assessment. The second edition is updated to reflect recent advances in understanding of pediatric assessment for PNPs, FNPs, and other practitioners, as well as students enrolled in these advance practice educational programs. This includes a new chapter on the integration of pediatric health history and physical assessment, a Notable Clinical Findings section addressing abnormalities and their clinical significance at the end of each assessment chapter, updated clinical practice guidelines for common medical conditions, updated screening and health promotion guidelines, and summaries in each chapter. Based on a body-system framework, which highlights developmental and cultural considerations, the guide emphasizes the physical and psychosocial principles of growth and development, with a focus on health promotion and wellness. Useful features include a detailed chapter on appropriate communication techniques to be used when assessing children of different ages and developmental levels and chapters on assessment of child abuse and neglect and cultural considerations during assessment. The text presents nearly 300 photos and helpful tables and boxes depicting a variety of commonly encountered pediatric physical findings, and sample medical record documentation in each chapter. NEW TO THE SECOND EDITION: A chapter on the integration of pediatric health history and physical assessment Notable Clinical Findings addressing important abnormalities and their clinical significance in each assessment chapter Updated clinical practice guidelines for common medical conditions Updated screening and health promotion guidelines Accompanying student case study workbook (to be purchased separately) KEY FEATURES: Focuses exclusively on the health history and assessment of infants, children, and adolescents Provides the comprehensive and in-depth information needed by APN students and new practitioners to assess children safely and accurately Includes family, developmental, nutritional, and child mistreatment assessment Addresses cultural competency, including specific information about the assessment of immigrant and refugee children Fosters confidence in APNs new to primary care with children Ellen M. Chiocca, MSN, CPNP, APN, RNC-NIC, is a clinical assistant professor in the School of Nursing at DePaul University. She received a master of science degree in nursing and a postmaster nurse practitioner certificate from Loyola University, Chicago, and a bachelor of science degree in nursing from St. Xavier University. Prior to joining the faculty at DePaul University, she taught at Loyola University, Chicago, from 1991 to 2013. Ms. Chiocca's clinical specialty is the nursing of children. Her research focuses on how various forms of violence affect children's health. She is certified in neonatal intensive care nursing and as a pediatric nurse practitioner. In addition to teaching at DePaul, Ms. Chiocca also continues clinical practice as a pediatric nurse practitioner at a community clinic in Chicago. Ms. Chiocca has published more than 25 journal articles and book chapters, and is also a peer reviewer for the journal Neonatal Network. She is currently pursuing a PhD in nursing.
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Publication Date: 2015
Family nurse practitioner certification intensive review : fast facts and practice questions by Maria T Codina LeikThe third edition of this highly acclaimed review continues to promote efficient, time-saving study by synthesizing the complex knowledge needed to pass the exam into a concise, well-organized format. It is updated with key information about the new ANCC and AANPCB certification exams, including new test format questions featuring photos of skin and eye conditions and EKGs, and more challenging drag and-drop and multiple-choice questions. Also new to the third edition is more detailed information about nonclinical topics on the exam, including research, ethics, medico-legal issues, advanced practice law, health practices of major cultures, and reimbursement guidelines
Adult CCRN Certification Review by Kendra Menzies KentThis innovative review for experienced critical care nurses preparing for the Adult CCRN (critical care registered nurse) examination has been finely honed to provide an effective balance of clinical judgment enhancing content review in the form of thousands of questions, answers, and hints. Also included are practice CCRN-style Q&A, test-taking skills, and thorough coverage of the CCRN test blueprint. Written by a well-known CCRN instructor, the review features a "Think in Questions" format, which helps readers to anticipate the kinds of questions that might be asked, and promotes critical thinking throughout the exam.
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Publication Date: 2014
NCLEX-RN Study Guides
The Chicago Review Press NCLEX-RN by Linda Waide; Berta RolandFully revised to conform to the 2004 NCLEX Test Plan, this study guide and test includes "hot spot," fill-in-the-blank, and select-all-that-apply questions to reflect the new test format. Ten written practice tests cover all the body systems and two additional practice tests cover mental health and miscellaneous topics. Each practice test includes a system overview and complete explanations for both correct and incorrect answers. In addition to the written tests, a 100-item interactive software CD in the NCLEX format is included to allow students to become comfortable with the on-screen exam.
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Publication Date: 2004
NCLEX-RN excel : test success through unfolding case study reviewThis ultimate NCLEX-RN review book that 'helps you think like a nurse' has been fully updated to incorporate the 2016 test plan. Including more complex case studies to reflect the difficulty of the exam, this comprehensive review encourages active learning to master the content. Each evolving case study is broken down into realistic clinical problems that students can solve only by using the critical thinking skills necessary for the NCLEX-RN exa.