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Art and science of telephone triage: How to practice nursing over the phone. Carol Ruterberg and M. Elizabeth Greenberg. Medical Group Management Association; 2012. Based on current practice, nursing theory, research and experience, these authors present a balanced, common-sense, reality-based approach to the practice of telephone triage nursing. This book is a must-read for everyone working in the fields of ambulatory care and telehealth nursing, from manager to educator or front-line nurse. Physicians, administrators and others involved in the provision of care over the telephone will also find this an invaluable resource in understanding the practice of telephone triage nursing. This book has been endorsed by the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN).

(Call No. Nursing 556-146)

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Office nursing practice standards for quality care of patients. American Association of Office Nurses; 2002. The book was developed to help office nurses and other health care practitioners working in medical offices adjust to changes in their functions, giving more emphasis to outpatient, ambulatory and preventive care in the physician's office. Shorter hospitals stays and an increase in number of procedures completed on a short stay basis has resulted in inclusion of the office nurse on the team arranging continuing care, including pre-operative teaching, discharge planning and post-operative follow-up. The standards are offered as recommendations and guidelines for various medical specialties. Increased responsibility and accountability of nurses who specialize in office preactive dictates the need for a mechanism to evaluate and quantify the quality of nursing care delivered.

(Call No. Phys 539-035)

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Handling difficult patients-a nurse manager’s guide: Management tools for staff preparedness. Richard a. Bryan and Linda Childers. HCPro, Inc.; 2004. Here is a practical guide for nurse managers that will help them train staff to deal effectively with difficult patients or family members. Staff booklets available.

(Call No. R M 151-124)

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Evidence-based falls prevention: A study guide for nurses. Carol Eldridge, MSN, RN, CNAA, BC. HCPro, Inc.; 2004. Falls are the largest single category of reported incidents in hospitals. Patient falls are often cited as the second most frequent cause of harm for patients - and that's alarming. This handy resource is here to help! It is designed especially to help nursing staff understand the vital role they play in an effective and comprehensive fall-prevention program at your facility.

(Call No. Nursing 556-121)

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Assessing and improving staff competence. Joint Commission Resources; 2004. This product is a CD compilation/toolbox of resources, strategies, and tips for assessing and improving staff competence in various types of health care organizations. It explains the Joint Commission's requirements in this area and offers suggestions and solutions for meeting these requirements based on the experiences of actual health care organizations. Many of the resources have been previously published elsewhere in JCR publications, but are now compiled for the first time in a user-friendly electronic format.

(Call No. Hlth Care Adm 310-098)

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Review of hemodialysis for nurses and dialysis personnel. Judith Z. Kallenbach et.al. Elsevier Mosby; 2005. The seventh edition of the book provides the reader with a practical approach to providing care to the chronic kidney disease patient. This edition has been updated to reflect changes in the National Kidney Foundation Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (NKF-K/DOQI) guidelines, American Association of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) standards, medication guidelines, and dialysis modalities. Expanded sections on the causes of chronic kidney disease, intradialytic complications, vascular access, and renal anatomy and physiology can also be found.

(Call No. Nursing 556-142)

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Patients’ falls – nursing documentation strategy before an incident. Legal Eagle Eye Newsletter; 2005. Two part program on nursing documentation issues. Discussion includes what important information should be in the chart before a patient has fallen and how nurses should chart after a patient has fallen. Recent court decisions will also be reviewed.

(Call No. DVD 002-544)

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Continuous renal replacement therapy – nephrology nursing guidelines for care. American Nephrology Nurses' Association; 2005. Includes: Pretreatment assessment, prior to initiation of therapy, initiation of therapy, intratherapy monitoring, anticoagulation, fluid management, acid/base and electrolyte balance, metabolic stability, nutrition, complications, hyperglycemia, hypothermia, nursing care,bBlood Leak, termination of therapy.

(Call No. Nursing 556-130 2005)

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Strengthening nurse-to-nurse relationships: A guide to ending horizontal hostility. HCPro; 2007. The program will teach your nurses the importance of ending the animosity that arises among them, as well as the importance of building camaraderie among staff. Through real-life examples and best practices from the field, this video demonstrates how to take a proactive approach to preventing hostility through proper and effective communication.

(Call No. DVD 002-550)

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Restorative nursing made easy. Kate Brewer. HCPro, Inc.; 2007. This comprehensive resource not only explains restorative care from a clinical, reimbursement, and regulatory standpoint, but also provides all the tools necessary to help establish or strengthen your restorative care program.

(Call No. Nursing 556-140)

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Population-specific staff competence. Joint Commission Resources; 2007. By properly training your staff in improved care for geriatric populations, pediatric populations, developmentally-challenged populations, special needs populations, physically-challenged populations, and so forth, your organization will be able to reduce errors in treatment and meet Joint Commission standards for population-specific care.

(Call No. Nursing 556-134)

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Pain management: Evidence-based tools and techniques for nursing professionals. Yvonne M. D'Arcy. HCPro, Inc.; 2007. This easy-to-read book covers all aspects of pain assessment and reassessment, plus pain scales for a variety of patient populations. It includes case studies and practice exercises, empowering nurses to critically think through their efforts to manage pain.

(Call No. Nursing 556-137)

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Nurse’s role in medication safety. Laura Cima and Sean Clarke. Joint Commission Resources; 2007. Written especially for nurses, this new book focuses on the hands-on role nurses play in the delivery of care and their unique opportunity and responsibility to identify potential medication safety issues. It provides nurses with practical strategies and real-life examples to improve medication safety.

(Call No. Nursing 556-141)

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Evidence-based pressure ulcer management: Methods to prevent, assess, and treat. HCPro, Inc.; 2007. This training video and CD-ROM set provides your nursing staff with EBM to prevent, assess, and treat pressure ulcers. The information and case scenarios presented cover topics critical to pressure ulcer management, including prevention, development, pain, nutrition, and infection assessment, and treatment options.

(Call No. DVD 002-528)

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Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice. Elizabeth Capezuti. Springer Publishing Company; 2008. The third edition includes 17 revised and updated chapters from the current edition and 15 to 20 new topics including critical care, diabetes, hydration, oral health care, palliative care, and substance abuse. A uniform process will be used to ensure that the information is evidence-based. Each chapter includes educational objectives, assessment of the problem, nursing intervention or care strategies, and references; most chapters have case studies.

(Call No. LTC 104-125)

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Nurse leader handbook: Art and science of nurse leadership. Studer Group Nursing and Physician Leaders; 2010. The Nurse Leader Handbook is an anthology whose chapters are written by a variety of Studer Group coaches, nurse leaders and physician leaders from across America.

(Call No. Nursing 556-143)

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Risk management PEARLS for Nurses: Part II. American Society of Healthcare Risk Management; 2012. Topics include an overview of the nursing practice, description of patient-centered care, benefits and hazards of the latest medical technology, and, more patient safety concepts.

(Call No. Nursing 556-144 Part II)

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Risk management PEARLS for Nurses: Part I. American Society of Healthcare Risk Management; 2012. Topics include methods to treat the second victim of an adverse event using Just Culture concepts, strategies for preventing, detecting and correcting serious safety events,concepts to enhance teamwork, staff communication, patient handoffs and the use of safety checklist, and, more patient safety concepts.

(Call No. Nursing 556-144 Part I)

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Telephone triage: Protocols for adult populations. Sheila Wheeler. McGraw-Hill; 2009. The author is one of the world's leading experts in telephone triage, this functional reference provides the guidelines nurses need for the safe, effective, and fast disposition of 1,000+ health related problems by telephone. Organized by anatomical site and written in lay language, the book eliminates the extra step of translating home treatment, first aid, or self-assessment instructions when performing telephone triage with the layperson. The format incorporates a critical-thinking process that mimics how nurses naturally solve problems in real-world situations.

(Call No. Nursing 556-145)

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