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Success in practical/vocational nursing : from student to leader / Signe S. Hill, Helen Stephens Howlett.

Hill, Signe S., (author.). Howlett, Helen A., (author.).
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Location: IAHS STACKS RT62 .H45 2013
Barcode: 30731101102063
Status: Available

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781455703357 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 1455703354 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: xviii, 397 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 28 cm.
  • Edition: Seventh edition.
  • Publisher: St. Louis, Mo : Elsevier, 2013.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
I. The adult learner and the practical/vocational nursing program -- 1. The adult learner : hints to succeed -- Diversity of the adult learner -- Formal and informal educational experiences -- Geared for success -- Liabilities and hidden dangers -- Special challenges for practical/vocational nursing students -- Learners have rights -- Responsibilities of learners -- Teaching versus learning -- Role of evaluation -- Dealing with referrals -- 2. Time management : making time work for you -- Why can't I get organized? -- Self-test of time management -- Benefits of time management -- Review of personal goals -- Getting organized with the nursing process -- 3. Learning methods and skills : how do you learn? -- Brain dominance -- Right and left sides of the cerebrum -- Thinking style -- Learning styles -- Categories of multiple intelligences -- Identifying and using the intelligences -- Linguistic learner -- Logical/mathematical learner -- Spatial learner -- Musical learner -- Bodily/kinesthetic learner -- Interpersonal learner -- Intrapersonal learner -- How we learn -- Mapping -- Visual strategies -- Undependable memory and learning system -- Some suggestions for the student with ADHD -- More barriers to learning -- Racial bias in textbooks -- Inability to understand (comprehend) content -- Putting it all together -- 4. Using your methods and skills : studying and testing -- General hints for learners -- How to understand (comprehend) information -- Reading assignments -- Remembering and forgetting -- From temporary to permanent memory by way of a neural trace -- Memory aids -- Successful test taking -- 5. Learning during school : using available resources -- Your school's learning resource center -- Other learning resources -- Syllabus and course outlines -- Study groups -- Tutoring -- Nursing skills lab -- Study skills lab -- Audiovisual materials -- Internet -- Mobile devices -- Computer-aided instruction -- Simulation -- Staying current in practical/vocational nursing -- Periodicals -- Nursing organizations -- Community resources -- Guest speakers -- Social media (electronic media) and social networking -- 6. Personal health promotion : a role model for patients -- New look at nutrition and health -- 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans -- MyPlate -- Making time for physical activity -- Back injuries in nursing : what we did not know -- Health care-associated infections (HAIs) : an issue of safety for the patient, your family and you -- Differentiating between burnout and stress -- Secondary traumatic stress -- Chemically dependent nurses -- Codependency: a pathologic need -- Dealing with negative stress : some ideas -- Relaxation -- Meditation -- Imagery -- Brief relaxation -- Sleep.
II. Building blocks for your career -- 7. How practical/vocational nursing evolved : 1836 to present -- Modern practical nurses -- First school of nursing (1836) -- Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) -- Crimean War 1853-1865 -- Mary Seacole -- Early training schools in America -- Civil War (1861-1865) -- Clara Barton -- Formal training : practical nursing -- Nursing in the home -- From home to public health nursing -- Twentieth century -- World War I nurses 1914-1918 -- Smith Hughes Act of 1917 -- Depression of the 1930s -- World War II 1939-1945 -- Practical nursing -- RN and LPN -- The Korean Conflict (also known as United Nations Police Action or the Second Indochina War) 1950-1953 -- RNS React -- The Vietnam War 1961-1973 -- Afghan War (also known as Operation Enduring Freedom) 2001-Present and the Iraq War (also known as Operation Iraqi Freedom, Second Gulf War and more recently Operation New Dawn) 2003-December 2011 -- American Medical Association moves to ease nursing shortage -- Twenty-first century -- You have come a long way! -- 8. Critical thinking : a lifelong journey -- Overview of critical thinking -- Ways of thinking -- Critical thinking and practical/vocational nursing -- What you need to think critically -- Factors that influence critical thinking -- Additional factors that influence critical thinking -- Critical thinking and the NCLEX-PN -- Making it work for you -- Where to go from here -- 9. The nursing process : your role -- The nursing process : the 1950s -- The nursing process : the 1970s to the 1990s -- The nursing process : 2000 and beyond -- What differentiates your role from the RN role -- Developing your plan of care for assigned patients -- Steps of the nursing process -- Where are we now in the nursing process? -- 10. Nursing theory, research, and evidence-based practice -- Nursing theories -- Florence Nightingale : 1st nursing theorist -- Abraham Maslow's Human Needs Theory -- Orem's Self-care Deficit Theory -- Madeline Leininger's Culture Care Theory -- Hildegard Peplau's Interpersonal Relations theory -- Rosenstock's Health Belief Theory -- Sister Callista Roy's Adaptation Model -- Jean Watson's Theory of Human Care -- Nursing research -- Evidence-based practice -- The nurse's role -- 11. Ethics applied to nursing : personal vs. professional ethics -- Description and scope of ethics -- Nursing ethics -- Ethical codes of the National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Service and National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses -- Your personal code of ethics -- Roots of nursing ethics -- Ethical decisions in health care -- Ethics committees -- Western secular belief system -- Ethical responsibilities of nurses -- Principles of ethics -- Nonmaleficence (do no harm) -- Beneficence (do good) -- Autonomy (free to choose) -- Fidelity (be true) -- Justice (fair to all) -- Role of beneficent paternalism -- Paternalism and women's health -- 12. Nursing and the law : what are the rules? -- Nurse Practice Act -- State Board of Nursing -- Disciplinary process and action -- Nursing licensure -- Nursing standard of care -- How the law affects licensed practical nurses and licensed vocational nurses -- Common law versus Statutory law -- Criminal versus civil action -- Torts -- Negligence -- Malpractice (professional negligence) -- Malpractice insurance for nurses -- Steps for bringing legal action -- Liability -- Specific patient situations -- Privacy and confidentiality -- Patients' rights -- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act -- End-of-life issues -- Do-not-resuscitate order -- Removal of life support systems -- Physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia -- Organ donation -- Good Samaritan Act.
III. Patients and coworkers -- 13. Straightforward communication : instructors, coworkers, and patients -- Communication process -- Types of communication -- Communication strategies -- Blocks to communication -- Male/female differences -- Cultural differences -- Role changes for the patient -- Communicating with instructors and staff -- Situation, background, assessment -- Life span communication -- Infant -- Preschool -- School age -- Teenage -- Adult -- Elderly -- Conflict resolution -- Electronic communication -- Cell phone and text messaging -- 14. Assertiveness : your responsibility -- Nonassertive (passive) behavior -- Aggressive behavior -- Assertive behavior -- Negative interactions : using coping mechanisms -- Guidelines for moving toward assertiveness -- Cultural differences : manipulation -- Aggressiveness and work-related issues -- Employee violence -- Sexual harassment -- Counseling and filing charges -- Lateral violence -- Insidious aggression -- 15. The health care team : where the practical/vocational nurse fits in -- Who is responsible for Mrs. Brown's discharge? -- Health care team -- Diversity in educational preparation of nurses -- Delivery of nursing care in acute care settings -- Patient-centered care : a philosophy -- The hidden nursing shortage -- 16. Cultural uniqueness, sensitivity, and competence -- Definition of culture -- Characteristics of culture -- Danger : ethnocentrism, prejudice, and discrimination -- Knowing yourself -- What we share in common -- Knowing others : cultural diversity -- Increasing your knowledge of culturally diverse groups -- Developing cultural competence in health care situations -- Care planning for culturally diverse patients in your service area -- Adapting plans of care for culturally diverse patients -- 17. Spiritual needs, spiritual caring, and religious differences -- Spirituality and religion -- Spiritual versus emotional dimension -- Importance of spiritual care -- Who needs spiritual care? -- Gathering data for spiritual issues -- Meeting the spiritual needs of patients and their families -- Pastoral care team -- How patients meet spiritual needs -- The religious American -- Western and Middle Eastern religions in the United States and Canada -- Judaism -- Christianity -- Islam -- Eastern religions and philosophies in the United States and Canada -- Hinduism -- Buddhism -- Nursing interventions for Eastern religions.
IV. Health care environment -- 18. Health care settings : potential job sites -- Public versus private health care -- Types of hospitals -- Proprietary hospitals -- Teaching and research hospitals -- Public hospitals -- Voluntary community hospitals -- Ambulatory services -- Outpatient clinics -- Urgent care centers -- Surgical care centers -- Free clinics -- Alternatives to nursing homes -- In-home care -- Residential care -- Institutional settings -- How the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act relates to skilled nursing and intermediate nursing facilities -- Types of care -- Skilled nursing care -- Long-term care facilities -- Custodial or personal care -- Other types of facilities -- Rehabilitation services -- Hospice care -- 19. The health care system : financing, issues, and trends -- The American health care system -- Health care reform : The Affordable Care Act --Financing health care costs -- Fee-for-service -- Capitation -- How patients pay for health care -- Personal payment -- Health insurance -- The uninsured -- Quality, safety, and cost of health care -- Restructuring the health care system.
V. Leading and managing others -- 20. Leadership skills -- Practical/vocational nurse as first-line leader -- Organizational chart -- Expanded role of practical/vocational nursing -- Preparing for a leadership and management role -- Difference between management and leadership -- What kind of leader are you? -- Leadership styles -- Using the leadership continuum as a guide -- Core knowledge and skills needed for leadership -- Understanding motivation and human needs -- Applying communication skills -- Applying problem solving -- Team building -- Stress management -- Specific knowledge and skills needed for leadership -- Occupational skills -- Organizational skills -- Human relationship skills -- 21. LPN/LVN charge nurse skills : management, including assignment and delegation -- Where to begin? Job description for charge nurse -- How long will it take me to prepare to be a charge nurse? -- A checklist of policies, regulations, and routines -- Facility organization/legal aspects -- Federal, state, and private agency regulations -- Personnel policies -- Records and unit routines -- Unit administration -- Safety policies -- Housekeeping, maintenance, and supplies -- Equipment : how to use it and where to obtain it -- Food service for residents -- Nursing care procedures/assisting physician -- Medications -- Documentation -- Special areas -- Collecting data as a charge nurse -- Common problems of LPN/LVN charge nurse -- Assignment and delegation -- General considerations -- Legal aspects of delegating -- Using the nursing process as a guide for assigning tasks and delegating duties -- Putting it all together -- Reporting at the end of your shift.
VI. An end and a new beginning -- 22. Finding a job : what works and what doesn't -- Graduation : closer than you think -- What do I want to do? -- Using interpersonal styles to your benefit -- Potential references -- Networking your way to success -- Informational interviews to create future expectations -- References : a timeless treasure -- Resumes : the contributions you will make -- Cover letters : tailored to fit the job you want -- Answers to application questions -- Preparing for the interview -- Interview questions and answers : a challenging opportunity -- Making a lasting impression -- Personal hygiene -- Clothing -- Makeup -- Accessories -- Eyewear -- Posture -- Manner -- courtesy -- Habits -- Discussing pregnancy issues -- Preemployment physical examination, drug screening, and background checks -- Resignation with style -- 23. The NCLEX-PN examination -- What is the NCLEX-PN examination? -- Core content -- Types of test questions -- Test framework : client needs -- Integration of nursing concepts and processes -- Overview of application process -- Authorization test -- Fees and other important information -- How to register -- NCLEX-PN administration in the United States -- Examination security -- Applying for a temporary permit -- A word about review books and mock examinations -- 24. Future career decisions : choosing what is right for you -- Nursing opens the door to a varied career -- NCSBN transition to practice model -- Work sites and nursing characteristics -- Helpful personal attributes -- Extended care facilities -- Home health nursing -- Mental health nursing -- Military services -- Hospital nursing -- Outpatient clinics, doctors' offices, and chiropractic offices -- Operating room nursing -- Veterans Administration centers -- Hospice -- Professional organizations -- National League for Nursing -- The American Nurses Association -- National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Service, Inc. -- National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses -- Continuing education -- In-service training -- Workshops -- Continuing education units -- Internet resources -- Certification opportunities -- NAPNES Certification programs -- NFLPN Certification programs -- ABMCN Certification in Managed Care -- Moving up -- Mobility -- Noncredit Registered Nurse programs -- Appendixes : A. NAPNES Standards of Practice and Educational Competencies of graduates of practical/vocational nursing programs -- B. NFLPN Nursing Practice Standards for the licensed practical/vocational nurse.
Subject: Practical nursing > Vocational guidance.
Nursing, Practical.
Nurse's Role.
Nursing Theory.
Vocational Guidance.
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