This is a Study Guide for the Clinical Nurse Specialist looking to take the Adult Gerontology CNS Exam. Start your career now! This CNS study guide is essential for your success. Adult/Gerontology Health CNS Exam Prep and Study Guide is wonderful resource for CNS students that want to pass the Adult/Gerontology CNS exam. It will provide you with a guide to the CNS Exam and includes practice questions.
Author: Janet S. Fulton, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, ANEF, FAAN,Brenda L. Lyon, PhD,Kelly A. Goudreau, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
2014 AJN Book of the Year Award Winner in Advanced Practice Nursing, First Place Designated a Doody's Core Title! "This widely acclaimed resource has been improved with this update. It is an excellent addition to the library of clinical nurse specialist students, faculty, and current practitioners. The release of the second edition ensures that the information is current for the ever-changing healthcare environment." Score: 100, 5 stars Now in its second edition, this highly acclaimed text remains the only cohesive, comprehensive textbook and professional reference for CNS education and practice. Supported by theory, research, and current literature, the text focuses on CNS roles and scope of practice, expanding opportunities in primary and home care settings, and on outcomes of CNS practice across the care continuum. This second edition reflects two emerging trends affecting CNS practice: an increased focus on transitional care (continuity across the care setting continuum) and new Centers for Medicare Services reimbursement rules related to pressure ulcers, fall and infection prevention, and pain management. Additionally, the second edition places increased emphasis on CNS practice outcomes and newly emerging roles in chronic illness management in primary and home care settings. Contributors to this edition represent the ìWhoís Whoî of CNS Nursing. Outstanding features include text boxes throughout that highlight core competencies and practice outcomes identified in NACNSís Statement on Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice and Education. Additional chapter features include discussion questions, analysis and synthesis exercises, and clinical application considerations. The text also contains four models of CNS specialty care, and 10 exemplars of CNS practice, all including outcomes. New to the Second Edition: Increased focus on transitional care, primary care, program evaluation, and opportunities for CNS within the ACO and Medicare Emphasis on CNS role and practice outcomes pertaining to care of pressure ulcers, fall and infection prevention, and pain management New chapter on Program Evaluation New chapter on Affordable Care Organizations: New Horizons for CNS Practice New chapter on economics of CNS practice New chapter on CNS in primary care
"I found this book extremely helpful and loved the Fast Facts, Notes, Exam Tips and Clinical Tips. While other exam prep courses had great content, your book helped me to think more like a NP, and "pull it all together." I would highly recommend your book to any Adult-Gero NP student or graduate. It deserves 5 stars." T. Maria Jones, MS, AGPCNP-BC, CWOCN, DAPWCA, FMNLI Praise for the First Edition: This is a well written, comprehensive review aimed at preparing readers for successfully completing a board certification exam...This is a wonderful comprehensive review in a concise study guide format.--Doody's Medical Reviews The second edition of this acclaimed ANP review continues to promote efficient, time-saving study by synthesizing the key content needed to pass the NP Certification Exam into a concise, well-organized format. Using test-taking strategies meticulously developed by the author, the Review provides unique "question dissection techniques," targeted key content review, 600 extensive practice questions, and detailed, current exam information in a fast facts style. This second edition includes an extensive new section on geriatrics that encompasses body/metabolic changes, common disorders, and hospice/ethical considerations. The book also presents an expanded, intensive pharmacology review, 100 new exam questions, and is the only review to offer a new research chapter providing elements of research needed for E-B practice. The book reviews the complete adult lifespan from adolescence on, and covers non-clinical content including ethics, medico-legal issues, advanced practice law, and reimbursement guidelines. The review of primary care disorders is organized by body system. The content is applicable for certification exams for both the ANCC and the AANP. This book is also a great companion to the ANP Certification Review app, coming soon for your iPhone or iPad! New to this edition: Reorganized for greater ease of use Provides extensive new section on geriatrics covering body/metabolic changes, common disorders, and hospice/ethical considerations Contains expanded intensive-style pharmacology review Presents elements of research needed for E-B practice Includes 100 new questions for a total of 600 'high-yield' questions Why use this review? Delineates strategic "question dissection techniques" for test success, developed by the author, a leading provider of exam preparation education for over 20 years Provides precisely targeted content review Offers 600 extensive practice questions and detailed exam information Includes Exam Tips and Clinical Tips help to prioritize The author's company, ARNP Services, Inc. has helped thousands of nurses pass their certification exams nationwide It's the only book to present elements of research needed for E-B practice It's a great companion to the forthcoming ANP Certification Review app!
Jill C. Cash, MSN, APN, FNP-BC,Cheryl A. Glass, MSN, WHNP, RN-BC
Author: Jill C. Cash, MSN, APN, FNP-BC,Cheryl A. Glass, MSN, WHNP, RN-BC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Print version of the book includes free access to the app (web, iOS, and Android), which offers interactive Q&A review plus the entire text of the print book! Please note the app is included with print purchase only. This bible of family practice for primary care students and clinicians provides current national practice guidelines for professional standards of care across the life span. Concise and clearly organized, the resource features detailed, step-by-step instructions for physical examinations and diagnostic testing in the outpatient setting, information on health promotion, care guidelines, dietary information, information on culturally responsive care, patient resources, and abundant patient education handouts. This fourth edition is updated to include new evidence-based guidelines for rheumatology, public health (featuring updated information on substance abuse, violence, obesity, homelessness, and lesbian health), the sports physical exam and interventions, endocrinology, new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for health maintenance, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) assessment and management, restless legs syndrome, sexual dysfunction treatment, and psychiatric disorders. Several new and updated Patient Teaching Guides--with printable education points--add to the book's outstanding utility as a thorough and reliable clinical resource. Each of the 268 diagnoses includes defi nition, incidence, pathogenesis, predisposing factors, common complaints, signs/symptoms, subjective data, physical exam and diagnostic tests, differential diagnosis, and a care plan. New to the Fourth Edition: New and updated guidelines for: - Rheumatology: polymyalgia rheumatica, Sjögren’s syndrome, psoriatic arthropathy, pseudogout (calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate), ankylosing spondolitis, reactive arthritis, Raynaud's syndrome - Public Health: substance abuse, violence, obesity, homelessness, lesbian health - Sports Exam: assessment and treatment - CDC recommendations: vaccine and cancer screening - Endocrinology: diabetes management and new Food and Drug Administration-approved medications - JNC 8 guidelines for hypertension - Neurology: PTSD and restless legs syndrome management - Sexual dysfunction - Bipolar and other behavioral health disorders New and updated Patient Teaching Guides Key Features: Presents information for 268 disorders in consistent format for ease of use Highlights key considerations with Practice Pointers Provides individual care points for pediatric, pregnant, and geriatric patients Includes 138 printable Patient Teaching Guides Offers 18 procedure guidelines and routine health maintenance guidelines
Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care, Fourth Edition focuses on caring for the elderly by employing a holistic and inter-disciplinary approach. The Fourth Edition will feature a greater emphasis on healthy aging and continues to follow the framework of the Core Competencies of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing. This framework allows students to learn and develop all aspects of nursing care in a familiar and structured learning platform.
CNS Test Review for the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Health Exam
Author: CNS Exam Secrets Test Prep Team
Publisher: Mometrix Media LLC
***Includes Practice Test Questions*** Adult Health CNS Exam Secrets helps you ace the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Health Exam without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive Adult Health CNS Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. Adult Health CNS Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to CNS Exam Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; A comprehensive Content review including: Nursing Process Theory, Philosophy of Human Caring, Stress Appraisal and Coping Theory, Health Belief Model, Theory of Reasoned Action, Family Systems Theory, Cardiovascular Conditioning, Endurance Training, Kegel Exercises, Hospice Care, Mental Aerobics, International Patient Safety Goals, Sun Exposure, Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia Scale, CAGE Tool, Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale, Geriatric Depression Scale, Barthel Index of ADLS, Confusion Assessment Method, Influenza Vaccine, Herpes Zoster Vaccine, Colorectal Screening, Diabetic Foot Ulcers Screening, Prostate Cancer Screening, Cervical Cancer Screening, Emergency Contraception, Nurse Practice Act, Malpractice, Palliative Care, and much more...
Author: Maria T. Codina Leik, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C, AGPCNP-BC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Print version of the book includes free access to the app (web, iOS, and Android), which offers interactive Q&A review plus the entire text of the print book! Please note the app is included with print purchase only. Doody’s Medical Review: 100 Points; 5 Stars (First Edition) The third edition of this highly acclaimed review continues to promote efficient, time-saving study by synthesizing the complex knowledge needed to pass the AGNP exam into a concise, well-organized format. It is updated with key information about the new AGNP certification exam, including new test format questions featuring photos of skin and eye conditions and EKGs, and more challenging drag-and-drop and multiple-choice questions. Also new to the third edition is information about nonclinical topics on the exam including research; culture, spirituality, and health practices; evidence-based medicine; epidemiology; and reimbursement guidelines. One hundred new review questions throughout the book and on the practice exam—including answer key and rationale—increase the total number of questions to 680. Designed to help NP students boost their confidence through intensive study and high-quality questions, the third edition features a succinct, precisely targeted review of diseases commonly seen in primary care. It covers the complete adult life span from adolescence onward, and offers extensive test-taking techniques and question dissection and analysis sections that provide strategies for identifying the best clues during the problem-solving process. Organized by body system, sections are consistently formatted and encompass Danger Signals, Normal Findings, Lab Findings, Benign Variants, Differential Diagnosis, and individual Disease Review topics for each system. Additional outstanding features include Exam Tips and Clinical Pearls that help to focus system study on key information. NEW TO THE THIRD EDITION Updated information reflecting the new AGNP certification exam New test format questions used by the AANC, including photos of skin and eye conditions, EKGs, and more complex drag-and-drop and multiple-choice questions 100 new in-depth review questions for a total of 680 Additional information about nonclinical topics including culture, spirituality, and health practices; evidence-based medicine; and more KEY FEATURES Provides a succinct, precisely targeted review of diseases commonly seen in primary care Delineates strategic “question dissection techniques” for study success developed by the author Includes Exam Tips and Clinical Pearls to help prioritize and interpret test content Outlines Normal Findings and Benign Variants in physical assessment of each body system Offers intensive pharmacology review
The Key to Success for the Adult-Gerontology and Family Nurse Practitioner Certification exams! Adult-Gerontology and Family Nurse Practitioner Self-Assessment and Exam Review is the perfect way to prepare for the Adult-Gerontology and Family Nurse Certification exams. This powerful study guide delivers everything you need to pass in one convenient resource: clinical pearls, learning objectives, exam tips, comprehensive practice exams, and clinical cases. The user-friendly, time-efficient format conveniently condenses and simplifies must-know, high-yield content most relevant to passing the exam and real-world clinical practice. Features: · Chapters are an engaging mix of Q&A and narrative, leading you step-by-step through the process of presentation of symptoms to treatment and referral · Includes exam tips and clinical pearls for exam success and real-world application · Covers all major content areas of the exam blueprints for both the AANP and ANCC · Up-to-date coverage of critical issues in NP practice, including coordination of care, health promotion/disease prevention, therapeutic communication, standards of practice, and current health care policy issues · Clinical cases demonstrate how the content can be applied to actual patient situations
Praise for the First Edition: "This is a valuable resource for new clinical nurse specialists as they begin their journey. It provides excellent guidance that will help new graduates as they negotiate new positions and develop new roles in healthcare organizations." Score: 95, 4 stars --Doody's This is a one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive reference guide for new Clinical Nurse Specialists entering the field as well as seasoned practitioners looking to update their knowledge. Disseminating a wealth of current professional practice guidance and practical information on reimbursement and certification, the second edition has been fully updated to reflect changes resulting from the Affordable Care Act and the APRN Consensus Model. Four new chapters address changes and emerging trends, expanding focus on independent practice, increasing demands on health care due to the growing population of older adults, and updated reimbursement/economic issues. This authoritative toolkit is organized in an easy-to-use, bullet-point format and includes numerous clinical examples, case scenarios, and personal anecdotes culled from the contributors' own professional experiences. New to the Second Edition: Fully revised and updated Addresses CNS practice within Affordable Care Organizations Describes CNS leadership role in system-level evidence-based practice initiatives Covers documentation and communication of CNS activities aligning with strategic initiatives and CNS practice priorities Discusses facilitating transitions of care to assure safety and quality Addresses the CNS role in interprofessional education in clinical settings Key Features: Presents crucial information on negotiating and securing a job Provides advice on establishing credibility, prioritizing, and finding a mentor Contains guidelines on mentoring staff, leading groups, and precepting students Addresses documenting and measuring clinical outcomes Describes how to network with professional organizations and community agencies Offers practical guidance on applying for reimbursement and pursuing certification and licensure
Author: Ann B. Hamric,Judith A. Spross,Charlene M. Hanson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Covering all advanced practice competencies and roles, this book offers strategies for enhancing patient care and legitimizing your role within today’s health care system. It covers the history of advanced practice nursing, the theory behind the practice, and emerging issues. Offering a comprehensive exploration of advanced practice nursing, this edition also adds a focus on topics including the APN scope of practice, certification, and the ethical and legal issues that occur in clinical practice. The development of all major competencies of advanced practice nursing is discussed: direct clinical practice, consultation, coaching/guidance, research, leadership, collaboration, and ethical decision-making. Advanced practice competencies are discussed in relation to all advanced practice nursing and blended CNS-NP roles (case manager, acute care nurse practitioner), highlighting the shared aims and distinctions of each role. In-depth discussions on educational strategies explain how competencies develop as the nurses’ practice progresses. A chapter on research competencies demonstrates how to use evidence-based research in practice, and how to promote these research competencies to other APNs. A conceptual framework shows the clear relationship between the competencies, roles, and challenges in today’s health care environment. Practical strategies are provided for business management, contracting, and marketing. Comprehensive information covers the essential competencies of the new Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. More exemplars (case studies) provide real-life scenarios showing APN competencies in action. A new chapter shows how to provide reliable and valid data to substantiate your impact and justify equitable reimbursement for APN services, also enhancing your skills in quality improvement strategies, informatics, and systems thinking. Information on telehealth considerations covers the new sources of electronic healthcare information available to patients and describes how to counsel them on using reliable resources.
Gain the extra advantage on your ANP or FNP exam with an effective plan of action. Preparation and practice make perfect! The questions in the book and online parallel the domains and content areas of the actual exams. Each question has been carefully reviewed and updated by recent exam takers to ensure accuracy and revised to conform to the style and difficulty levels on the certification examinations. Answers and in-depth rationales at the end of each chapter advance your mastery and understanding.
All You Need for Certification Exam Success! "This is a well written, comprehensive review aimed at preparing readers for successfully completing a board certification exam. ...This is a wonderful comprehensive review in a concise study guide format." (5 Stars)--Doody's Book Review Service This mega-review, the second of Maria Codina Leik's "trilogy" of NP Certification guides (Family was published in July and Pediatric is due in 2008) covers test taking tips using Leik's unique "question dissection" technique, relevant content review, extensive practice questions, and detailed, current exam information in a "fast facts" style, saving the student valuable study time while providing comprehensive preparation. This book is also a great companion to the ANP Certification Review app, coming soon for your iPhone or iPad! Pass your Adult Nurse Practitioner ANCC or AANP exam, prepare for tests in school, or improve in the last semester of your program with: Photos and physical exam maneuvers that promote visualization and clarify techniques Organ system reviews divided into four parts; descriptions of emergent conditions, high-yield normal physical exam findings, maneuvers, and applicable benign variants Tables on orthopedic maneuvers, immunizations, STDs, lab tests, skins rashes, and more to help you organize and recall procedures Differentiation between Family and Adult Practice with inclusion of geriatric procedures and specifications Students say:"I took this class in 2003 and I did pass my Adult NP ANCC exam soon after. Ms. Leik's class gave practical information, essential concepts for studying, and core topics on which to focus. I would recommend this class to others as an essential component in ensuring success in passing the certification exam." - Cynthia Milich, CNP Why the Leik Technique? Maria T. Codina Leik has been a leading provider of exam preparation education and counseling for almost 20 years. Her company, National ARNP Services, Inc., has helped thousands of nurses pass their certification exams nationwide Please note: An analogous volume to Maria Leik's series, Gerontological Nurse Certificaiton Review is due in June from Meredith Wallace and Sheila Grossman.
« Clinical Decision Making for Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners provides a systematic approach to clinical decision making for a wide variety of commonly encountered primary care issues in adult and geriatric practice. Unlike other textbooks, it details a progressive approach to handling such issues by focusing on the complete visit from history intake through management and follow-up care. The goal of this text is to enable students to learn a systematic approach to clinical problems and use evidence-based guidelines to direct their management decisions. Designed for both the student and the newly practicing NP, this text serves as a guide to increase the practioner's confidence with the application of assessment skills, diagnostic choices, and management approaches. Throughout the text students will find guidelines for the adult-gerontology nurse practitioner role as well as a real-life case studies that demonstrate what an NP may encounter in the clinical practice environment. The text is written at an application level, employs up-to-date evidence-based literature, and features practice questions–all of which make this a strong resource for certification preparation. »--
2010 AJN Book of the Year Award Winner in Gerontologic Nursing! Designated a Doody's Core Title! "This is a valuable and timely resource as primary care practitioners are facing a growing aging population. Advanced practice nurses have always been swift to recognize and respond to healthcare challenges, and this resource allows them to be proactive in confronting this evolving healthcare crisis. Nursing faculty can use this resource to design and implement program changes that will help to arm advanced practice nurses with strong gerontological competencies." Score: 100, 5 stars.óDoodyís Medical Reviews "This small book couldnít be more timely. As directors of advanced practice nursing (APN) programs struggle to find resources to convert their existing adult APN tracks into adultñgerontology programs, this book offers a clear path for integrating critical content throughout an entire program. For graduate clinical nursing directors who are challenged to quickly ramp up their gerontology contentóoften without having clinical geriatrics specialty experts among their own facultyóthis book will definitely provide that expertise." --AJN This book presents nursing faculty with clear, user-friendly guidelines for incorporating gerontological content into existing non-gerontological Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) programs without requiring major curricular changes. With almost 50 years of combined experience, the authors share a wealth of knowledge and expertise regarding the rationale and strategies for integrating gerontological content into APN curricula. Topics includes health policy, myths of aging, assessment of functional status, normal versus pathological changes in aging, and more. The authors present strategies to integrate blended technology and multiple resources to ensure that students gain gerontological competency. Key Topics: The impact of aging America on advanced practice nursing Gerontologizing" clinical management courses and shaping the clinical experience Strategies for integrating geriatric e-learning materials into APN curricula Evaluation methods for integrating new content into graduate nursing core, APN core, and specialty courses Complete with detailed lists of print media and Internet resources, this book is a must-have for APN faculty across a number of non-gerontological specialty areas, including family, adult, acute, holistic, palliative, and pediatric care.
Author: Maria T. Codina Leik, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C, AGPCNP-BC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Also Available As: The FNP Certification Review App! Praise for the First Edition: This is a well written, comprehensive review aimed at preparing readers for successfully completing a board certification exam...This is a wonderful comprehensive review in a concise study guide format.--Doody's Medical Reviews The second edition of this acclaimed FNP review continues to promote efficient, time-saving study by synthesizing the key content needed to pass the NP Certification Exam into a concise, well-organized format. Using test-taking strategies meticulously developed by the author, the Review provides unique question dissection techniques, targeted key content review, 600 in-depth practice questions, and detailed, current exam information in a fast facts style. This second edition includes new chapters on pediatrics and adolescence and an extensive new section on geriatrics that encompasses body/metabolic changes, common disorders, and hospice/ethical considerations. The book also presents an expanded, intensive pharmacology review, 100 new exam questions, and is the only review to offer a new research chapter providing elements of research needed for E-B practice. The book reviews the complete lifespan from pediatrics to geriatrics and including pregnancy, and covers non-clinical content including ethics, medico-legal issues, advanced practice law, and reimbursement guidelines. The review of primary care disorders is organized by body system. The content is applicable for certification exams for both the ANCC and the AANP. This book is also a great companion to the FNP Certification Review app, coming soon for your iPhone or iPad! New to this edition: Reorganized for greater ease of use Provides extensive new section on geriatrics Contains expanded coverage of pediatrics and adolescence Offers expanded intensive-style pharmacology review Presents elements of research needed for E-B practice Includes 100 new questions for a title of 600 high-yield questions Why use this review? Delineates strategic question dissection techniques for study success developed by the author, a leading provider of exam preparation education for over 20 years Provides precisely targeted content review Offers 600 in-depth practice questions and detailed exam information Includes Exam Tips and Clinical Tips to help prioritize test content. It is the only book to present elements of research needed for E-B practice Outlines normal findings and benign variants in physical assessment of each body system Includes succinct review of diseases commonly seen in primary care It's a great companion to the forthcoming FNP Certification Review app!
"[This book] is an important reference for nurses seeking to take the certification exam to validate their own practice. The practice of nursing over the next decades will demand age-specific knowledge for people across the life span. Nurses need to develop expertise in the area of geriatrics and have that expertise validated through certification." Tara A. Cortes, PhD, RN, FAAN The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (From the Foreword) Nurse practitioners have long required a comprehensive certification review book for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (GNP) certification examinations. Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Certification Review is the first book to provide a thorough review of test content to effectively prepare nurses to successfully pass the GNP certification exam. With over 200 practice questions culled from the real ANCC test outline, this is the only book nurse practitioners need to pass the ANCC exam. Challenging and reflective questions and answers are provided at the end of each chapter for topic review, with a final test offered at the end of the book. By providing students the ability to take the "mock test," this book instills confidence, preparing students for the actual certification exam. Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Certification Review contains: Guidelines on question dissection and analysis, as well as over 200 questions culled from the real ANCC test outline A comprehensive review of health promotion and disease prevention, assessment of acute and chronic illness, clinical management and pharmacological/nonpharmacological interventions, professional role and policy issues, and more An examination of the nurse practitioner and patient relationship Additionally, this book helps students in gerontological nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, and adult nurse practitioner programs with course program examinations that refer to older adults.
Ebersole & Hess’ Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging is the only gerontological nursing text that follows a wellness-based, holistic approach to older adult care. Designed to facilitate healthy aging regardless of the situation or disease process, this text goes beyond simply tracking recommended treatments to address complications, alleviate discomfort, and help older adults lead healthy lives. Featuring evidence-based practice boxes, safety alerts, expanded tables, and careful attention to age, gender, and cultural differences, Ebersole & Hess’ Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging is the most complete text on the market. Focus on health and wellness helps you gain an understanding of the patient’s experience. AACN and the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing core competencies integrated throughout. Consistent chapter organization and pedagogy, including Learning Objectives, Glossary, and Research and Study Questions/Activities. Evidence-Based Practice boxes summarize research findings that confirm effective practices or identify practices with unknown, ineffective, or harmful effects. Careful attention to age, cultural, and gender differences helps you understand these important considerations in caring for older adults Expanded tables, boxes, and forms, including the latest scales and guidelines for proper health assessment make information easy to find and use. Activities and discussion questions at the end of every chapter equip you with the information you need to assess the patient. UPDATED! Healthy People 2020 boxes integrate information about healthy aging. NEW! Safety Alerts highlight safe practices and quality of care QSEN competencies. NEW! Chapter on Neurologic Compromise expands content on stroke and Parkinson’s disease.
The only book designed specifically to prepare students for the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP) exams, this unparalleled review details the step by step journey from classroom to patient room and beyond. This book begins with proven test-taking strategies for students and provides an overview of common pitfalls for exam-takers. It features question styles and content material from both the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) exams, providing an overview of the certification exams written specifically by the certification organizations themselves. With more than 630 unique questions, this review contains completely up-to-date and evidence-based exam preparation. Practice questions are organized into body system review, special populations, and legal/ethical issues, and culminate in a 175-question practice test that represent the length, variety, and complexity of board exam questions. All questions have accompanied rationales based on clinical practice guidelines. Completely unique to this publication, the last section of Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Q&A Review guides through next steps after the exam – how to progress into practice with your new certification. Key Features: Over 630 practice questions with answers and rationales The only current book publication designed specifically to prepare students for the AG-ACNP exams. Contains the most current information and practice, by using published guidelines. Exam tips and perils/pitfalls to avoid in test taking