Tag Archives: Nursing

Patients’ rights, law and ethics for nurses : a practical guide / Paul Buka

Call number: KF2925.N8 P38 2008

This convenient pocket-sized book for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals is a comprehensive guide to understanding the legal and ethical rights of any patient in their care, which is essential to good clinical practice. Accessible, challenging and interesting, the book allows the reader to relate to the issues covered, including confidentiality, informed consent, abuse, the rights of the disabled, and end of life decisions. Pertinent quotes enliven the text throughout, while thinking points encourage reflection. Each chapter provides easy-to-follow guidance to this complex area. By focusing on principles of law and including clear outlines of essential case law, the author lays a solid foundation that will serve the reader requiring an introduction to law, ethics and the rights of the patient throughout their training and beyond. (From Google Books)

Sheehy’s manual of emergency care / Emergency Nurses Association

Call Number: RC86.7 .S54 2013

Thoroughly revised and featuring a more efficient and streamlined design, the new 7th edition of Sheehy’s trusted emergency care resource offers complete, up-to-date coverage of the essentials emergency nurses need to know. Each condition commonly seen in the emergency setting is thoroughly addressed, from signs and symptoms, to diagnosis, treatment, developmental considerations, patient education, and more. Updated material and easy-to-reference contents make this resource a must-have for current practice.

(From Google Books)

Effective Communication Practices for Healthcare Professionals DVD

Tracking number: 762H

Effective Communication Practices for Healthcare Professionals describes different techniques that can be used to impart knowledge and facilitate learning, provide support to patient and family members when serious or life-threatening illness or injury is diagnosed, and to help loved-ones cope with unexpected death. Topics include Components of Effective Communication, Blocks to Effective Communication, Delivering Bad News, and Application of Therapeutic Communication. Scenarios are used throughout this four-part series to illustrate effective communication as well as ineffective communication and its consequences. Tips are provided that describe techniques that are beneficial to the patient as well as staff members.(From Cengage Learning)

Salem Press and Videatives

The Library currently holds a variety of online health/medical books from Salem Press.  We’ve recently added history and forensic science online books to these existing library resources, as well as, a new video service from Videatives which features short videos for early education and child development.  They are linked on our BOOKS, AUDIO-VISUAL , and A-Z List pages.

Assessment of the Newborn DVD series

Tracking number: 733H-740H

SERIES OVERVIEW: Newborns have unique anatomy and physiologic characteristics that need to be assessed at birth. Nurses with limited or no experience in the obstetrical environment need to be made aware of these unique characteristics in order to perform a competent evaluation of a newborn’s health. This series provides nurses with the information they need, and demonstrates the skills necessary, to perform a comprehensive assessment of the newborn child. The programs in this series are: Assessment of the Newborn: The First 10 Minutes Assessment of the Newborn: The Head to Toe Assessment Assessment of the Newborn: Cardiopulmonary Assessment and Cardiac Anomalies Assessment of the Newborn: Physical Anomalies and Neurologic Issues Assessment of the Newborn: Gestational Age and Newborn Reflexes OVERVIEW: The program begins by offering an overview of fetal circulation. With this foundation, it goes on to examine the issues related to cardiopulmonary assessment. Topics such as acrocyanosis, retractions, transient tachypnea and infant respiratory distress syndrome are presented. The program then presents and discusses cardiac anomalies. The four categories of cardiac defects are highlighted and the eight most common cardiac defects are outlined. (From Medcom Trainex)