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Maternal-Child Nursing Care with Women's Health Companion 2e: Optimizing Outcomes For Mothers, Children, And Familiesby Shelton M. Hisley Susan L. Ward
'Think like a nurse' with the 2nd Edition of this AJN Book-of-the-Year Award winner. It offers the perfect balance of maternal and child nursing care with the right depth and breadth of coverage for students in today's maternity/pediatric courses. And, it's accompanied byThe Women's Health Companion, a complete guide to the role of the nurse in promoting women's health. A unique emphasis on optimizing outcomes, evidence-based practice, and research supports the goal of caring for women, families and children, not only in traditional hospital settings, but also wherever they live, work, study, or play. Clear, concise, and easy to follow, the content is organized around four major themes, holistic care, critical thinking, validating practice, and tools for care that help students to learn and apply the material. Don't miss the Plus Code, inside new, printed texts. It unlocks the resources online at DavisPlus, including Davis Digital Version, your complete text online, and an Electronic Study Guide with learning tools and clinical resources. Click here to see an overview of everything this resource has to offer. What instructors are saying. . . "Well written, eye-catching and well organized chapters"- Sami Rahman, MEd, MSN, RNBlinn College "Clear, concise, uses tables and figures to support important concepts and content. "- Darlene A. Ardary, PhD, RN, CPN, CSNLock Haven University "It is thorough on content and it contains many student tools like charts, tables and concept maps. "- Carmen Torres MSN, MHS, RN, CNEBergen Community College "I like the different aspects that are included that get the students engaged in learning. It is a comprehensive text to use when teaching Maternal child nursing. It is simple enough for all students but engaging enough to keep even your most adept student challenged. "- Teresa Carnevale, PhD, MSN, RNBeaver College of Health Sciences "A complete continuum of the child from preconception through adolescents. All inclusive in a easy to read and understandable format. " - Stephanie Palmersheim MSN, RNSt. Luke's CollegeSioux City, Iowa "Good flow with information and material from Care of Maternal Health Nursing to Care of Pediatric Nursing. " - Lisa Stoddart, MSN, RN, FNP-BC Associate Nursing Professor Pediatrics San Joaquin Delta College
This text effectively teaches an understanding of legal obligations and rights in business, and how to avoid legal difficulties. Law For Business effectively covers areas such as computer law, financial crimes, legal careers, environmental law, international law, and more.
When disaster strikes, it rarely impacts just one jurisdiction. Many catastrophic disaster plans include support from neighboring jurisdictions that likely will not be available in a regional disaster. Bringing multiple stakeholders together from sectors that do not routinely work with each other can augment a response to a disaster, but can also be extremely difficult because of the multi-disciplinary communication and coordination needed to ensure effective medical and public health response. As many communities within a region will have similar vulnerabilities, a logical step in planning is to establish responsibilities and capacities, and be able to work toward common goals to address all-hazards when the entire region is affected. To explore these considerations, the Institute of Medicine's Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events organized a series of three regional workshops in 2014 to explore opportunities to strengthen the regional coordination required in response to a large scale multijurisdictional disaster. The purpose of each regional workshop was to discuss ways to strengthen coordination among multiple jurisdictions in various regions to ensure fair and equitable treatment of communities from all impacted areas. "Regional Disaster Response Coordination to Support Health Outcomes" summarizes the presentation and discussion of these workshops.
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is housed within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and offers insurance policies that are marketed and sold through private insurers, but with the risks borne by the U. S. federal government. NFIP's primary goals are to ensure affordable insurance premiums, secure widespread community participation in the program, and earn premium and fee income that covers claims paid and program expenses over time. In July 2012, the U. S. Congress passed the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act (Biggert-Waters 2012), designed to move toward an insurance program with NFIP risk-based premiums that better reflected expected losses from floods at insured properties. This eliminated policies priced at what the NFIP called "pre-FIRM subsidized" and "grandfathered. " As Biggert-Waters 2012 went into effect, constituents from multiple communities expressed concerns about the elimination of lower rate classes, arguing that it created a financial burden on policy holders. In response to these concerns Congress passed The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 (HFIAA 2014). The 2014 legislation changed the process by which pre-FIRM subsidized premiums for primary residences would be removed and reinstated grandfathering. As part of that legislation, FEMA must report back to Congress with a draft affordability framework. "Affordability of National Flood Insurance Program Premiums: Report 1" is the first part of a two-part study to provide input as FEMA prepares their draft affordability framework. This report discusses the underlying definitions and methods for an affordability framework and the affordability concept and applications. "Affordability of National Flood Insurance Program Premiums" gives an overview of the demand for insurance and the history of the NFIP premium setting. The report then describes alternatives for determining when the premium increases resulting from Biggert-Waters 2012 would make flood insurance unaffordable.
Individuals with disabilities, chronic conditions, and functional impairments need a range of services and supports to keep living independently. However, there often is not a strong link between medical care provided in the home and the necessary social services and supports for independent living. Home health agencies and others are rising to the challenges of meeting the needs and demands of these populations to stay at home by exploring alternative models of care and payment approaches, the best use of their workforces, and technologies that can enhance independent living. All of these challenges and opportunities lead to the consideration of how home health care fits into the future health care system overall. On September 30 and October 1, 2014, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council convened a public workshop on the future of home health care. The workshop brought together a spectrum of public and private stakeholders and thought leaders to improve understanding of the current role of Medicare home health care in supporting aging in place and in helping high-risk, chronically ill, and disabled Americans receive health care in their communities. Through presentations and discussion, participants explored the evolving role of Medicare home health care in caring for Americans in the future, including how to integrate Medicare home health care into new models for the delivery of care and the future health care marketplace. The workshop also considered the key policy reforms and investments in workforces, technologies, and research needed to leverage the value of home health care to support older Americans, and research priorities that can help clarify the value of home health care. This summary captures important points raised by the individual speakers and workshop participants.
Innovations in Design and Utilization of Measurement Systems to Promote Children's Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health: Workshop Summaryby Steve Olson
Many measurement systems to monitor the well-being of children and guide services are implemented across the community, state, and national levels in the United States. While great progress has been made in recent years in developing interventions that have been shown to improve the cognitive, affective, and behavioral health of children, many of these tested and effective interventions have yet to be widely implemented. One potential reason for this lag in implementation is a need to further develop and better utilize measures that gauge the success of evidence-based programs as part of a broad effort to prevent negative outcomes and foster children's health and well-being. To address this issue, the Institute of Medicine Forum on Promoting Children's Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health held a workshop in Washington, DC, on November 5-6, 2014. The workshop featured presentations on the use of data linkage and integration to inform research and practice related to children's cognitive, affective, and behavioral health; the use of quality measures to facilitate system change in health care, classroom, and juvenile justice settings; and tools developed to measure implementation of evidence-based prevention programs at scale to support sustainable program delivery, among other topics. Workshop presenters and participants discussed examples of innovative design and utilization of measurement systems, new approaches to build on existing data systems, and new data systems that could support the cognitive, affective, and behavioral health and well-being of children. This report summarizes the presentation and discussions of the event.
According to "Transforming Health Care Scheduling and Access," long waits for treatment are a function of the disjointed manner in which most health systems have evolved to accommodate the needs and the desires of doctors and administrators, rather than those of patients. The result is a health care system that deploys its most valuable resource - highly trained personnel - inefficiently, leading to an unnecessary imbalance between the demand for appointments and the supply of open appointments. This study makes the case that by using the techniques of systems engineering, new approaches to management, and increased patient and family involvement, the current health care system can move forward to one with greater focus on the preferences of patients to provide convenient, efficient, and excellent health care without the need for costly investment. "Transforming Health Care Scheduling and Access" identifies best practices for making significant improvements in access and system-level change. This report makes recommendations for principles and practices to improve access by promoting efficient scheduling. This study will be a valuable resource for practitioners to progress toward a more patient-focused "How can we help you today?" culture.
Thousands of measures are in use today to assess health and health care in the United States. <P><P>Although many of these measures provide useful information, their usefulness in either gauging or guiding performance improvement in health and health care is seriously limited by their sheer number, as well as their lack of consistency, compatibility, reliability, focus, and organization. To achieve better health at lower cost, all stakeholders - including health professionals, payers, policy makers, and members of the public - must be alert to what matters most. What are the core measures that will yield the clearest understanding and focus on better health and well-being for Americans? "Vital Signs" explores the most important issues - healthier people, better quality care, affordable care, and engaged individuals and communities - and specifies a streamlined set of 15 core measures. These measures, if standardized and applied at national, state, local, and institutional levels across the country, will transform the effectiveness, efficiency, and burden of health measurement and help accelerate focus and progress on our highest health priorities. "Vital Signs" also describes the leadership and activities necessary to refine, apply, maintain, and revise the measures over time, as well as how they can improve the focus and utility of measures outside the core set. If health care is to become more effective and more efficient, sharper attention is required on the elements most important to health and health care. "Vital Signs" lays the groundwork for the adoption of core measures that, if systematically applied, will yield better health at a lower cost for all Americans.
Exploring Opportunities for Collaboration Between Health and Education to Improve Population Health: Workshop Summaryby Joe Alper
Research based on decades of experience in the developing world has identified educational status, especially the status of the mother, as a major predictor of health outcomes and that the literature indicates that the gradient in health outcomes by educational attainment has steepened over the last four decades across the United States. Since the 1990s, while the average life expectancy in the United States has been steadily increasing, life expectancy has actually decreased for people without a high school education, especially white women. To understand the complex relationship between education and health and how this understanding could inform our nation's investments and policies, the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Population Health Improvement held a public workshop in Washington, DC, on June 5, 2014. This workshop, which featured presentations and extensive discussion periods, also explored how the health and education sectors can work together more effectively to achieve improvements in both health status and educational achievement. This report summarizes the presentations and discussion of the workshop.
Energy and mineral resources are essential for the nation's fundamental functions, its economy, and security. Nonfuel minerals are essential for the existence and operations of products that are used by people every day and are provided by various sectors of the mining industry. Energy in the United States is provided from a variety of resources including fossil fuels, and renewable and nuclear energy, all with established commercial industry bases. The United States is the largest electric power producer in the world. The overall value added to the U. S. gross domestic product (GDP) in 2011 by major industries that consumed processed nonfuel mineral materials was $2. 2 trillion. Recognizing the importance of understanding the state of the energy and mining workforce in the United States to assure a trained and skilled workforce of sufficient size for the future, the Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Energy technology Laboratory (NETL) contracted with the National Research Council (NRC) to perform a study of the emerging workforce trends in the U. S. energy and mining industries. Emerging Workforce Trends in the U. S. Energy and Mining Industries: A Call to Action summarizes the findings of this study.
Authoritative and substantive-yet accessible-Art Past, Art Present, 6th edition looks at the historical and cultural contexts of art works and architecture around the world from prehistoric times to the 20th century. The authors recognized the need for an easy-to-use format that is accessible for both teachers and students. Each topic in Art Past, Art Present is organized into two- and four-page units and provides a clear and concise treatment of a select number of artworks, making it easier for instructors to focus on what is important and for students to learn.
Study guides, worksheets and assessment for students to take them through the American History since 1865.
Reconstructing Gender is an anthology that addresses the contemporary experiences from a variety of women and men. Drawing from a wide range of sources including research articles, critical essays, and personal narratives, Disch has chosen accessible, engaging, and provocative readings that represent many perspectives and experiences. Eleven part-opening introductions identify important issues in the general field of study, describe the readings, remind the reader about some of the central themes emerging throughout the book, and raise questions for students to consider.
Unbelievers, doubters and skeptics continue to attack the truths of Christianity. Handbook of Catholic Apologetics is the only book that categorizes and summarizes all the major arguments in support of the main Christian beliefs. Also included is a Protestant-friendly treatment of Catholic- Protestant issues. The Catholic answers to Protestant questions show how Catholicism is the fullness of the Christian faith. Handbook of Catholic Apologetics is full of the wisdom and wit, clarity and insight of philosophers Peter Kreeft and Ronald Tacelli. This is an informative and valuable guidebook for anyone looking for answers to questions of faith and reason. Whether you are asking the questions yourself or want to respond to others who are, here is the resource you have been waiting for. Topics include: faith and reason, the existence of God, God's nature, creation and evolution, providence and free will, miracles, problem of evil, Bible's historical reliability, divinity of Chris, Christ's resurrection, life after death, salvation, the Eucharist, Catholic hierarchy and more.
Herbal medicine has been with us since the beginning, one of the many aspects of humankind's symbiotic relationship with the natural world. It is the most time-tested healing tradition in the world, having evolved over hundreds of thousands of years in disparate regions and diverse cultures. In The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine, renowned herbalist Brigitte Mars offers a concise, comprehensive guide to the vast array of medicinal herbs that are now commonly available in North America. Drawing on healing traditions from around the world, Mars presents detailed monographs of more than 180 herbs, from the commonplace tea and raspberry to the weedy dandelion and goldenrod to the more exotic ho shou wu and zeodary. The monographs give a broad range of information about the herbs, including their physiological effects, constituents, energetics, historical and current medicinal uses, other common uses, edible properties, natural range, and contraindications. Each monograph follows a consistent format, allowing readers to find the information they need quickly. Students and experienced oractitioners of herbal medicine alike will find this one-stop reference an invaluable companion in the study, prescription, and use of herbs to achieve health, mitigate illness, and correct physiological imbalances. As she does in her many other books. Mars writes with the goal of guiding readers toward the safe, effective. self-empowering and confident use of plants as healing and preventive medicine. Her forthright attitude, pragmatic advice, and gentle humor shine here, inviting readers to use The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine as both a study aid and a wide-ranging exploration of the plant realm.
Part of the highly successful Shelly Cashman series, ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS6: COMPREHENSIVE follows the proven Shelly Cashman step-by-step, screen-by-screen approach to learning the Photoshop CS6 software.
ADOBE DREAMWEAVER CS6: COMPREHENSIVE, 1E follows the Shelly Cashman Series proven step-by-step, screen-by-screen approach to teaching the Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 software.
A reissue of Pam Munoz Ryan's bestselling backlist with a distinctive new author treatment. Esperanza thought she'd always live with her family on their ranch in Mexico--she'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home, and servants. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California during the Great Depression, and to settle in a camp for Mexican farm workers. Esperanza isn't ready for the hard labor, financial struggles, or lack of acceptance she now faces. When their new life is threatened, Esperanza must find a way to rise above her difficult circumstances--Mama's life, and her own, depend on it.
Builds student background a component of the print experience that enables teachers to model student responses and build background knowledge and piques interest
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