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Building on the revolutionary Institute of Medicine reports To Err is Human and Crossing the Quality Chasm, Keeping Patients Safe lays out guidelines for improving patient safety by changing nurses working conditions and demands. Licensed nurses and unlicensed nursing assistants are critical participants in our national effort to protect patients from health care errors. The nature of the activities nurses typically perform – monitoring patients, educating home caretakers, performing treatments, and rescuing patients who are in crisis - provides an indispensable resource in detecting and remedying error-producing defects in the U.S. health care system. During the past two decades, substantial changes have been made in the organization and delivery of health care - and consequently in the job description and work environment of nurses. As patients are increasingly cared for as outpatients, nurses in hospitals and nursing homes deal with greater severity of illness. Problems in management practices, employee deployment, work and workspace design, and the basic safety culture of health care organizations place patients at further risk. This newest edition in the groundbreaking Institute of Medicine Quality Chasm series discusses the key aspects of the work environment for nurses and reviews the potential improvements in working conditions that are likely to have an impact on patient safety.
When a Misfit is kidnapped, Elspeth finds she has little choice but to join the growing rebellion against the Council. Her extraordinary mental powers could tip the scales of the struggle, but Elspeth feels torn between toppling the corrupt authoritarian regime and seeking clues vital to a more personal quest--her ambition to destroy what remains of the Beforetime weaponmachines.From the Paperback edition.
Left in charge of the family by his father, who joins the Revolutionary War effort, thirteen-year-old Joey undergoes such great changes that he fears he may be betraying his beloved parent.
Both Maggie Fortini and her brother, Joey-Mick, were named for baseball great Joe DiMaggio. Unlike Joey-Mick, Maggie doesn't play baseball-but at almost ten years old, she is a dyed-in-the-wool fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Maggie can recite all the players' statistics and understands the subtleties of the game. Unfortunately, Jim Maine is a Giants fan, but it's Jim who teaches Maggie the fine art of scoring a baseball game. Not only can she revisit every play of every inning, but by keeping score she feels she's more than just a fan: she's helping her team.Jim is drafted into the army and sent to Korea, and although Maggie writes to him often, his silence is just one of a string of disappointments-being a Brooklyn Dodgers fan in the early 1950s meant season after season of near misses and year after year of dashed hopes. But Maggie goes on trying to help the Dodgers, and when she finds out that Jim needs help, too, she's determined to provide it. Against a background of major league baseball and the Korean War on the home front, Maggie looks for, and finds, a way to make a difference.Even those readers who think they don't care about baseball will be drawn into the world of the true and ardent fan. Linda Sue Park's captivating story will, of course, delight those who are already keeping score.
Keeping Score is a brief and well organized consideration of effective authentic assessment.-- Teacher Education Materials Project online
Somers is the adult child of an alcoholic. Her childhood, as well as her siblings' childhoods, was robbed by a terrible and painful disease that no one wanted to talk about.
Jo is so excited! Her parents have agreed to let her host the Sleepover Squad to celebrate her win in the spelling bee! Jo loves to be organized, so she's busy making plenty of lists -- like what kind of food she'll serve her friends and what games they'll play. She's even picked a special theme! But when the Squad starts acting strangely, Jo gets worried. It seems like her friends are keeping secrets from her. Jo tries not to let their behavior hurt her feelings -- after all, it's probably nothing. But she can't help but wonder: What if the girls don't want to come to her sleepover anymore? Or worse, what if they don't want to be friends with her at all?
Jessa continues to struggle to control her new mount, Jasmine, even as she tries to keep a lid on her intense jealousy towards Molly, the young rider who has been taking lessons on Jessa's beloved pony, Rebel. The barn is not the only place where Jessa encounters strife. Soon after the start of the new school year, problems arise at Kenwood Middle school where Jessa finds herself embroiled in a battle of secrets and betrayal with Andrew, a strange new boy who seems determined to make her life miserable. This page-turner draws readers into this popular heroine's world as Jessa and Cheryl survive a nasty encounter with angry wasps and return an historical artifact to its rightful owner nearly one hundred years after it went missing. In the end, an offer of friendship from an unexpected soulmate makes Jessa realize the importance of looking beyond appearances before judging someone's character.
To keep a meaningful journal, you need to feel comfortable and believe your secrecy is respected, right? If so, you have two options. You might choose to journal in a way in which your secrets are hidden away forever--from everyone, including yourself--lock them up and throw away the key! Or perhaps you'd prefer to be able to check in on them in the future; there are many ways to hide your words that can be reversed later. An excerpt from the popular book, Raw Art Journaling by Quinn McDonald, Keeping Secrets in Your Art Journal shares many methods for keeping secrets secret, from overwriting to tangled language to code-talking and more.
Hi! I'm Aimee. Almost everything in my life has been going really great. Party Time, the business that my friends Linda Jean, Joy, and Krissy, and I started, is booming. School is fun. And I even help out after school at the TV station where my dad works. The best part, though, has been Graham. He works with me at the station. He has a great sense of humor and a contagious smile. I think he likes me, too. But lately Graham has been acting weird. He keeps pushing his cue card job off on me. I didn't mind doing it at first, but now he's become so demanding about it. Graham now insists that I help him with his algebra word problems and read him all our assignments at work. What's the matter with him? It's almost like Graham can't read or something! I mean, everyone can read. Can't they?
The soldier quickly glanced inside the buggy. "You haven't got traveling bags with you, so I take it you don't plan to stay long." "That's right. Just today." "I'd caution you not to return after dark. There's no telling who you might run into on these back roads." From the corner of her eye Peg shot a quick glance at the soldier with the beard, who was still looking at the reticule. Union Army or not, I'd hate to run into this one anywhere! Peg thought. "You may proceed," the sergeant said. Miss Hennessey smiled again, picked up the reins, and clucked to the horse. The soldiers rode past them with a great clatter, stirring up clouds of dust that caused Peg to cough. The moment they were out of hearing Peg asked, "Why did you say that I was your daughter?" "Not now." Miss Hennessey's voice was low and quick. "What do you mean, not now? I-" "Hush!" To Peg's amazement Miss Hennessey pulled a small handgun from her reticule and tucked it on the seat under her skirt. In a low voice she said, "Whatever may happen next, don't be afraid." It's the autumn of 1863, and as the Civil War rages, a stranger named Violet Hennessey seeks refuge with the Kelly family. Eleven-year-old Peg Kelly is thrilled because Violet treats her like a young woman, not a child. On the run from Confederate raiders, Violet has information that may save the Union. But she can't deliver her message unless she undertakes a dangerous journey, and she needs Peg's help. Peg and her brother Danny are determined to be courageous for the sake of the Union, but what price will they pay for their heroism? "The tension and danger are palpable... readers won't be able to put this one down, as the suspense builds steadily to a dramatic but startling conclusion that may require a hanky or two."-Booklist
Believing that she is ready for adult responsibilities in the wake of the Civil War, eleven-year-old Peg meets Violet Hennessey, a woman carrying crucial Union Army information, who asks Peg to assist in her dangerous quest.
Are Randy and her band ready to go to the top of the charts? Randy and her band, Iron Wombat, are on top of the world after they win the battle of the bands contest. But when a slick record agent hires them to play at a surprise birthday party, Randy's not so sure Iron Wombat is ready for stardom. Read the other books about life in seventh grade with the friends Sabrina, Katie, Allison and Randy in the Girl Talk series including #1 Welcome to Junior High, #2 Face off!, #3 The New You, #4 Rebel, Rebel, #5 It's all in the Stars, #6 The Ghost of Eagle Mountain, #7 Odd Couple, #8 Stealing the Show, #9 Peer Pressure, #10 Falling in Like, #11 Mixed Feelings, #12 Drummer Girl, #13 The Winning Team, #14 Earth Alert!, #15 On The Air, #16 Here Comes The Bride, #17 Star Quality, and #19 Family Affair.
Seventeen-year-old Althea is the sole support of her entire family, and she must marry well. But there are few wealthy suitors--or suitors of any kind--in their small Yorkshire town of Lesser Hoo. Then, the young and attractive (and very rich) Lord Boring arrives, and Althea sets her plans in motion. There's only one problem; his friend and business manager Mr. Fredericks keeps getting in the way. And, as it turns out, Fredericks has his own set of plans . . . This witty take on the classic Regency--Patrice Kindl's first novel in a decade--is like literary champagne! "If you're a fan of I Capture the Castle you will love this sharply funny tale of courtship. A delicious confection. " -- Polly Shulman, author of Enthusiasm "Take one Austenian heroine in desperate financial straits. Put her in a crumbling castle, give her two evil stepsisters and some very unsuitable suitors. Make it funny! Patrice Kindl's Keeping the Castle is an absolute charmer!" --Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Book Club
Commentator, advocate, and author Tavis Smiley brings together a collection of almost one hundred original accounts drawn from African Americans in all walks of life, with a sprinkling of more famous individuals (Cornel West, Iyanla Vanzant, and Danny Glover). These stories, reminiscences, and testimonies share lessons learned about family, heritage, and black culture, illuminating moments that touched the contributors' lives in special ways. A stirring celebration of the abiding and profound inner strength, passion, and spirituality that nurture and sustain so much of the African-American community, Keeping the Faith is a book of affirmation and inspiration for us all. Book jacket.
So many unanswered questions weigh down thirteen-year-old C.J. As he struggles to understand why his father walked out. His father is back now, though C.J. Is not as quick to forgive as the other members of his family. He still feels the weight of responsibility that fell on his shoulders when Daddy was gone, and he's not prepared to give that up. But C.J.'S anger is making him a stranger in his own home, and instead of life seeming better now that Daddy has returned, it feels worse. Through powerful poems, Hope Anita Smith chronicles the nuanced emotions of a family that is slowly learning to heal and put the pieces back together.
The historic preservation movement has had a huge influence on America's built landscape for the past thirty years. Discover the cornerstone primer on the topic -- Keeping Time. This edition features a wealth of new material, including new chapters on preservation values in oral-based cultures, international preservation, and future developments in the field. In addition, you'll find a clear, concise survey of preservation movements history, complete with: Helpful coverage of the theory and practice driving the movement; Expanded material on landscape preservation; and, New information on scientific conservation, cultural corridors, and historic tourism.
Drawing from contemporary journalism, reviews, program notes, memoirs, interviews, and other sources, Keeping Time lets you experience, first hand, the controversies and critical issues that have accompanied jazz from its very birth. Edited by Robert Walser, these sixty-two thought provoking pieces offer a wealth of insight into jazz.
Discussion of the system of "tracking", where student are grouped and taught according to their ability.
Describes the care requirements, habits and beauty of several types of exotic pets from amphibians, to reptiles and invertebrates.
A century ago many Americans condemned envy as a destructive emotion and a sin. Today few Americans expect criticism when they express envy, and some commentators maintain that the emotion drives the economy. This shift in attitude is Susan Matt's central concern. Keeping up with the Joneses: Envy in American Consumer Society, 1890-1930 examines a key transition in the meaning of envy for the American middle class. Although people certainly have experienced envy throughout history, the expansion of the consumer economy at the turn of the twentieth century dramatically reshaped the social role of the emotion. Matt looks at how different groups within the middle class--men in white-collar jobs, bourgeois women, farm families, and children--responded to the transformation in social and cultural life.Keeping Up with the Joneses traces how attitudes about envy changed as department stores, mail-order catalogs, magazines, movies, and advertising became more prevalent, and the mass production of imitation luxury goods offered middle- and working-class individuals the opportunity to emulate upper-class life. Between 1890 and 1910 moralists sought to tame envy and emulation in order to uphold a moral economy and preserve social order. They criticized the liberal-capitalist preoccupation with personal striving and advancement and praised the virtue of contentment. They admonished the bourgeoisie to be satisfied with their circumstances and cease yearning for their neighbors' possessions. After 1910 more secular commentators gained ground, repudiating the doctrine of contentment and rejecting the notion that there were divinely ordained limits on what each class should possess. They encouraged everyone to pursue the objects of desire. Envy was no longer a sin, but a valuable economic stimulant.The expansion of consumer economy fostered such institutions as department stores and advertising firms, but it also depended on a transformation in attitudes and emotional codes. Matt explores the ways gender, geography, and age shaped this transformation. Bridging the history of emotions and the history of consumerism, she uncovers the connection between changing social norms and the growth of the consumer economy.
Acclaimed as one of the most original talents to emerge in the last decade, award-winning author Laurie R. King returns to Folly Island to deliver her most stunning achievement yet--a breathtaking novel of suspense that explores the very essence of good and evil.Allen Carmichael came back from Vietnam a lifetime ago--but only now was he ready to return home. For years, he's lived on the fringes of the law, using a soldier's skills to keep watch over those too young to defend themselves. Some consider him nothing but a kidnapper for hire--the best in the business; others call him a hero. His specialty has been rescuing children from abusive parents and escorting them to loving homes. But after twenty-five years, he is ready to take on his final case--a case that could destroy him. The boy's name is Jamie: He believes his father is going to kill him. Allen is convinced that the twelve-year-old is right and devises a strategy to save him. His last job done, Allen heads back to Folly Island, where he plans to settle into a quiet life. But not long after his return, a small plane piloted by the boy's father's crashes, leaving behind debris--but no body. Now it is up to Allen to resolve whether Jamie's father is dead or alive--and to make sure Jamie himself stays out of harm's way. But a series of ominous events leads Allen to question whether Jamie's father is really the enemy after all. Or if the real threat is far more unspeakable...and the killer unimaginable.Riveting, harrowing, and unforgettable, Keeping Watch takes psychological suspense to its most dizzying heights and proves again why Laurie R. King has been called by both readers and critics an undisputed master of suspense.From the Hardcover edition.
Gayle WilsonHeart of the NightJudge Thorne Barrington had survived a mail bombing, but the relentless hounding of the press changed him from Atlanta's golden boy to a recluse. So when reporter Kate August tried to warn him the bomber was about to try again, he didn't trust her. Not until the killer targeted Kate, too.And a new novel by Julie MillerAccidental BodyguardFaith Monroe had been framed for murder and now the killer was after her. She fled into the Wyoming mountains...and found herself at Jonas Beck's remote cabin. Jonas's gruff honesty and raw passion touched her soul. But had Faith found refuge...or a man more dangerous than the one she was fleeing?
First time I saw her was in the mirror on my locker door. I'd kicked my swim gear onto the bottom shelf and was reaching to the top for my calc book when she opened her locker across the hall. She had a streaked blond ponytail dangling out the back of her baseball cap.... We slammed our lockers in unison and turned. Her eyes met mine. "Hi," she said, smiling. My stomach fluttered. "Hi," I answered automatically. She was new. Had to be. I would've noticed her. She sauntered away, but not before I caught a glimpse of her T-shirt. It said: IMRU? Am I what?
Being understood by someone you love is one of the most powerful feelings, at all ages. For a young child, it is the most important of all experiences because it allows the child's mind and sense of self to grow. In the midst of the perennial concerns parents bring to Dr. Claudia Gold, she shows the magical effect of seeing a problem from their child's point of view. Most parenting books teach parents what to do to solve behavior problems, but Dr. Gold shows parentshow to bewith a child. Crises are defused when children feel truly heard and validated; this is how they learn to understand, and, eventually, control themselves. Dr. Gold's insightful guide uses new research in developmental psychology and vivid stories from her practice to show parents how to keep a child in mind and deepen this central relationship in their lives.
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