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Take a look inside our books

From our practical guides to our competency management series, check out this collection of some of our most popular books. We provide the first chapter of each one, so you can take a closer look before you decide to add something new to your library. Just click on the links below to load the PDFs.

 

Critical Thinking in the Pediatric Unit:

Critical Thinking in the Pediatric Unit is a new, easy-to-read resource that explains the principles of critical thinking and how to encourage nurses to use critical thinking methods.

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A Practical Guide to Finance and Budgeting:

This second edition of the bestselling guide is designed specifically to help nurse managers save time and produce, present, and defend the departmental budget. Author KT Waxman, MBA, RN, offers new and updated tips and tools that breakdown the confusing and often foreign, financial side of healthcare.

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Nursing Peer Review:

With this book and CD-ROM, you will develop a formalized, non-punitive structure to examine nurses after unexpected patient outcomes to evaluate whether the care provided was within the agreed upon standards of nursing care. It also includes a mechanism to track and trend data regarding quality of care issues.

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Ending Nurse-to-Nurse Hostility:

Through captivating anecdotal scenarios, author Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN examines the many facets of horizontal hostility and offers strategies to make your workplace more peaceful and attractive to current staff and future employees.

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Stressed Out About Communication Skills:

Effective communication is essential to successful patient outcomes and to your professional development. Learn how to succeed in the practice setting with the realistic strategies and practical communication examples found in this easy-to-read guide.

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Stressed Out About Drug Math, Second Edition

This book guides you through drug preparation and administration, easy conversions, and dosage calculations and equations.

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Evidence-Based Staff Development:

The first of its kind, this practical guide will assist educators through the process of gathering data and examining evidence to create or refine staff development programs.

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Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing: A Guide to Successful Implementation

This skillfully constructed guide explains everything you need to know to successfully implement EBP.

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Critical Thinking in the Medical-Surgical Unit:

Provide your new nursing graduates and experienced nurses with the critical thinking skills necessary to practice in a complex medical-surgical environment.

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Competencies for Staff Educators:

The first book to give staff educators a measurable tool to establish and demonstrate proficiency. With more than 70 evidence-based competencies, staff educators can immediately incorporate them into practice.

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Managing Documentation Risk: Tools for Nurse Managers, Second Edition

This completely updated book provides the most current strategies nurses can use to protect themselves and their organization against malpractice lawsuits, while still offering the best quality of care.

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Critical Thinking in the Intensive Care Unit:

This essential book and CD-ROM set covers how to lead classroom sessions for new graduate nurses and experienced nurses on developing critical thinking skills in the ICU, including successful classroom processes and learning strategies.

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