Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Patient Education - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Nursing Patient Education. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. 50 Years in the OR: True Stories of Life, Loss, and Laughter While Giving Anesthesia


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Patient Education - August 2021

The First Book about the Unsung Heroes of the Operating Room Ron Whitchurch has the observation, wit and insight of a modern day Mark Twain and the eyebrows and mustache to match." — Koco Eaton , MD, ABOS, Team Physician, Tampa Bay Rays “An extraordinary book which brilliantly and compellingly conveys the day-to-day workings of the operating room.”  — Kevin M. Sweeney , MD, board-certified neurosurgeon, former chief of Neurosurgery of Mease hospitals in Dunedin and Clearwater, Florida It’s a busy time for the anesthetist during surgery. Keeping a watchful eye on the patient’s vital signs and being prepared for any possibilities that might develop are an anesthetist’s prime focus. Each case is unique, whether it’s a scheduled surgery on a healthy patient, an emergency or a critical illness. They all require analytical judgments along with many skills to manage them. Ron Whitchurch wrote this wildly entertaining book to offer a firsthand look at what happens after patients are anesthetized and what challenges the staff face in keeping them healthy and safe.  50 Years in the OR  gives readers an intimate sense of what it’s like to be the only person in the OR who knows the heartbeat-to-heartbeat status of a surgical patient at any given moment.

  • Author: Ronald Whitchurch
  • Publisher: Loon Lake Press (December 2, 2020)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1736065006
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.75 x 9 inches

                 

2. Year of the Nurse: A 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic Memoir


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Patient Education - August 2021

This book is for everyone, nurse or otherwise, who is furious about how 2020 went—and how 2021 is going. In 2020 there were roughly four million nurses in America. Only 2.7 million U.S. soldiers fought in the Vietnam War. Those who came back from Vietnam, having witnessed atrocities—and in some cases, participated in them—were changed forever. You can’t send four million people into a wartime-equivalent situation without psychological consequences. And yet that’s what America has done. Nurses spent a year battling a largely unknown assailant. Running low on gear. Fearing we might bring something deadly home. Getting coughed on by people who pretended that our fights were imaginary, that our struggles—watching people die, day after day, no matter what we did—were literally fake. Nurses are scarred. And unless people understand what we went through and commit to never let anyone lie in the future about public health, we will never become whole. Year of the Nurse: A Covid-19 Pandemic Memoir is Cassandra Alexander's poignant effort to come to grips with suicidal ideation and PTSD after being a covid nurse in an ICU in 2020. Comprised of original essays and her chronological journals, tweets, and emails as she attempted to save lives, including her own—this book will let you experience last year from the bedside. Come and understand what it was like.

  • Author: Cassandra Alexander
  • Publisher: Caskara Press (July 18, 2021)
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Professionals & Academics
  • ISBN: 978-1955825078
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.94 x 9 inches

                 

3. Nursing Care Plans: Diagnoses, Interventions, and Outcomes


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Patient Education - August 2021

Learn to think like a nurse with the bestselling nursing care planning book on the market ! Covering the most common medical-surgical nursing diagnoses and clinical problems seen in adults, Nursing Care Plans: Diagnoses, Interventions, and Outcomes, 9th Edition contains 217 care plans, each reflecting the latest best practice guidelines. This new edition specifically features three new care plans, two expanded care plans, updated content and language reflecting the most current clinical practice and professional standards, enhanced QSEN integration, a new emphasis on interprofessional collaborative practice, an improved page design, and more. It’s everything you need to create and customize effective nursing care plans! 217 total care plans provide more care plans than any other book. Prioritized care planning guidance internally organizes care plans from "actual" to "risk" diagnoses, from general to specific interventions, and from independent to collaborative/interprofessional interventions, to help you select the most important, priority interventions for your particular patients. Introductory chapter explains the components of nursing care plans, NANDA-I nursing diagnoses, the NIC and NOC systems, and how to create nursing care plans. Latest NANDA-I taxonomy is integrated throughout to incorporate the very latest NANDA-I nursing diagnoses, related factors, and defining characteristics. Latest NIC and NOC labels ensure you are made aware of appropriate interventions and outcomes. 70 nursing diagnosis care plans include the most common/important NANDA-I nursing diagnoses, providing the building blocks for you to create your own individualized care plans. 150 disorders care plans cover virtually every common medical-surgical condition, organized by body system. Health promotion and risk factor management care plans emphasize the importance of preventive care and teaching for self-management. Basic nursing concepts care plans focuses on concepts that apply to disorders found in multiple body systems . Nursing diagnosis care plan format includes a definition/explanation of the diagnosis, related factors, defining characteristics, expected outcomes, related NOC Outcomes and NIC Interventions, ongoing assessment, and therapeutic interventions. Disorders care plan format covers synonyms for the disorder (for ease in cross referencing), a definition, common related factors, defining characteristics, expected outcomes, NOC Outcomes and NIC Interventions, ongoing assessment, and therapeutic interventions for each relevant nursing diagnosis. Independent and collaborative/interprofessional interventions are highlighted by special icons that differentiate between independent and collaborative/interprofessional interventions. 30 online care plans are hosted on the Evolve companion site in a user-friendly PDF format that allows you to cut-and-paste care plan contents to create customized care plans . NEW! Three all-new care plans include Readiness for Enhanced Decision-Making, Frail Elderly Syndrome, and Gender Dysphoria. NEW! Enhanced QSEN integration includes expanded coverage of the QSEN initiative in the opening chapter, incorporation of QSEN language across care plan rationales, and a greater overall emphasis on the four key QSEN competencies: Patient- Centered Care, Teamwork and Collaboration, Evidence-Based Practice, and Safety. NEW! Greater focus on interprofessional collaborative practice addresses the growing interest in interprofessional education and the Teamwork and Collaboration QSEN competency. NEW! Expanded rationales now include physiological and pharmacologic effects and actions, the most current nursing interventions and medical treatments, lab values, evidence-based practice, QSEN competencies, and reference to national standards (TJC, CDC, AHA, ONS), nursing standards, and other professional standards. NEW! Updated content throughout reflects the latest evidence-based assessments and interventions. NEW! Detailed table of contents lists every nursing diagnosis addressed in Chapters 4 through 14 for easier navigation. NEW! Improved design offers a more contemporary look that’s easy to use. NEW! Collaborative care map creator on the Evolve companion website helps you connect your Yoost & Crawford Fundamentals content with your care planning projects and clinical assignments. NEW! Reorganized chapters and care plans include logical combinations and divisions of topics making it easier to navigate throughout the reference.

  • Author: Meg Gulanick PhD APRN FAAN
  • Publisher: Mosby; 9th edition (December 27, 2016)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0323428187
  • Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.5 x 1.4 inches

                 

4. Motivational Interviewing in Health Care: Helping Patients Change Behavior (Applications of Motivational Interviewing)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Patient Education - August 2021

Much of health care today involves helping patients manage conditions whose outcomes can be greatly influenced by lifestyle or behavior change. Written specifically for health care professionals, this concise book presents powerful tools to enhance communication with patients and guide them in making choices to improve their health, from weight loss, exercise, and smoking cessation, to medication adherence and safer sex practices. Engaging dialogues and vignettes bring to life the core skills of motivational interviewing (MI) and show how to incorporate this brief evidence-based approach into any health care setting. Appendices include MI training resources and publications on specific medical conditions. This book is in the Applications of Motivational Interviewing series, edited by Stephen Rollnick, William R. Miller, and Theresa B. Moyers.

  • Author: Stephen Rollnick
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press; Illustrated edition (November 7, 2007)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1593856120
  • Dimensions: 6.11 x 0.56 x 8.93 inches

                 

5. Nurse as Educator: Principles of Teaching and Learning for Nursing Practice


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Patient Education - August 2021

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. Nurse as Educator: Principles of Teaching and Learning for Nursing Practice, Fifth Edition prepares nurse educators, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse practitioners and students for their ever-increasing role in patient teaching, health education, and health promotion. One of the most outstanding and unique features of this text is that it focuses on multiple audiences therefore making it applicable to both undergraduate and graduate nursing courses. The Fifth Edition features coverage of relevant topics in nursing education and health promotion such as health literacy, teaching people with disabilities, the impact of gender and socioeconomics on learning, technology for teaching and learning, and the ethical, legal, and economic foundations of the educational process. New to the Fifth Edition: Certified Nurse Educator Mapping Expanded content on the importance of interprofessional education Navigate 2 Advantage Access New examples of how to apply theory to practice Updated references Revised tables and figures Instructor Resources Test Bank Slides in PowerPoint format Learning activities Case studies Syllabus Discussion questions mapping to CNE certification requirements

  • Author: Susan B. Bastable
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 5th edition (December 20, 2017)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1284127201
  • Dimensions: 7 x 1.5 x 9 inches

                 



6. Fast Facts for the L&D Nurse: Labor and Delivery Orientation in a Nutshell


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Patient Education - August 2021

Nurses who are new to the labor and delivery (L&D) environment will welcome this newly updated, succinct, easy-to-use orientation guide for everyday labor and birth management practices. It is designed for speedy access to fundamental information about the most common L&D procedures and encourages the development of independence and confidence for new RNs orienting to this practice environment. The second edition has been revised to include new and updated practice guidelines for cesarean delivery, episiotomy, labor pain management, postpartum hemorrhage, preterm labor and birth, shoulder dystocia, umbilical cord blood storage, vaginal delivery, and breastfeeding. A completely new entry addresses meconium aspiration syndrome and two new appendices feature quick-reference charts and tables and an alphabetical synopsis of pertinent drug-related information. New illustrations depict and facilitate understanding of effacement and dilation of cervix, breech presentation and delivery, umbilical cord prolapse, placental abruption, and other topics. Designed to fit in a pocket, the resource provides clear, step-by-step descriptions of commonly occurring practices and procedures in bulleted format. It covers L&D terminology, equipment, labs, medications, complications, and algorithms to help foster critical thinking and establish a concrete knowledge base. The book highlights potential OB complications and is full of examples and pearls of wisdom concerning the handling of emergencies and unexpected outcomes. New to the Second Edition: A completely new entry on meconium, with information on meconium aspiration syndrome New quick-reference charts and tables (Apgar score, Bishop score, drug tables, and more) New illustrations for labor and delivery protocol Key Features: Provides speedy access to fundamental L&D information Presents succinct, step-by-step descriptions of commonly occurring procedures

  • Author: Cassie Giles Groll DNP RN CNM
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company; 2nd edition (July 9, 2015)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0826128638
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.42 x 8 inches

                 

7. Family Practice Guidelines, Fifth Edition – Complete Family Practice Primary Care Resource Book


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Patient Education - August 2021

"This bible of family practice for primary care clinicians and students provides current national practice guidelines for professional standards of care across the life span. Concise and clearly organized, this primary care resource guide 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. Now in color with abundant images and illustrations, this fifth edition features thoroughly updated guidelines and recommendations to reflect latest in practice, as well as many new guidelines. Each of the diagnoses includes definition, incidence, pathogenesis, predisposing factors, common complaints, signs/symptoms, subjective data, physical exam and diagnostic tests, differential diagnosis, and a care plan. Key Features: Presents information for 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 Features appendices that provide guidelines on normal lab values, special diets, Tanner’s Sexual Maturity Stages, and teeth Purchase includes access to the eBook for use on most mobile devices or computers Publisher: Springer Publishing "

  • Author: Jill C. Cash MSN APN FNP-BC
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company; 5th edition (May 18, 2020)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0826135834
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 1.5 x 10.8 inches

                 

8. Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Patient Education - August 2021

One of America's top doctors reveals how AI will empower physicians and revolutionize patient care Medicine has become inhuman, to disastrous effect. The doctor-patient relationship--the heart of medicine--is broken: doctors are too distracted and overwhelmed to truly connect with their patients, and medical errors and misdiagnoses abound. In Deep Medicine , leading physician Eric Topol reveals how artificial intelligence can help. AI has the potential to transform everything doctors do, from notetaking and medical scans to diagnosis and treatment, greatly cutting down the cost of medicine and reducing human mortality. By freeing physicians from the tasks that interfere with human connection, AI will create space for the real healing that takes place between a doctor who can listen and a patient who needs to be heard. Innovative, provocative, and hopeful, Deep Medicine shows us how the awesome power of AI can make medicine better, for all the humans involved. Illustrations note: 46 Halftones, black & white 11 Tables, black & white

  • Author: Eric Topol MD
  • Publisher: Basic Books; Illustrated edition (March 12, 2019)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1541644632
  • Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.25 x 9.5 inches

                 

9. Patients at Risk: The Rise of the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant in Healthcare


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Patient Education - August 2021

Patients at Risk: The Rise of the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant in Healthcare exposes a vast conspiracy of political maneuvering and corporate greed that has led to the replacement of qualified medical professionals by lesser trained practitioners. As corporations seek to save money and government agencies aim to increase constituent access, minimum qualifications for the guardians of our nation’s healthcare continue to decline - with deadly consequences. This is a story that has not yet been told and one that has dangerous repercussions for all Americans. With the rate of nurse practitioner and physician assistant graduates exceeding that of physician graduates, if you are not already being treated by a non-physician, chances are, you soon will be. While advocates for these professions insist that research shows that they can provide the same care as physicians, patients do not know the whole truth: that there are no credible scientific studies to support the safety and efficacy of non-physicians practicing without physician supervision. Written by two physicians who have witnessed the decline of medical expertise over the last 20 years, this data-driven book interweaves heart-rending true patient stories with hard data, showing how patients have been sacrificed for profit by the substitution of non-physician practitioners. Adding a dimension neglected by modern healthcare critiques such as An American Sickness , this book provides a road map for patients to protect themselves from medical harm.

  • Author: Dr. Niran Al-Agba
  • Genre: Medical Books, Administration & Medicine Economics, Health Policy

                 

10. Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN) Examination Review: Think in Questions, Learn by Rationales (Book + Free App)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Patient Education - August 2021

Note to Readers: Publisher does not guarantee quality or access to any included digital components if book is purchased through a third-party seller. Now with a free mobile & web app with print purchase! This is a comprehensive review for the new Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN®) exam, featuring innovative clinical judgment--enhancing content review, 500 practice-test Q&As with rationales, test-taking skills, and in-depth coverage of the test blueprint. This review is distinguished by its unique "Think in Questions" format, which helps readers to anticipate the kinds of questions that might be asked and promotes critical thinking throughout the exam. The content review comprises bite-size sections for easier learning and memorization that include thousands of unfolding questions, answers, and hints. The review's user-friendly format guides candidates through each topic with a short content review followed by a Socratic-style Q&A reasoning process to assist in arriving at the best possible clinical judgment. It also includes plentiful tables and charts to reinforce learning, a chapter on test-taking skills, specific guidance on preparing for the certification exam, and useful suggestions related to the exam format. Key Features: Goes beyond mere memorization of facts with "Think in Questions" Socratic-style content review Provides content review, practice exam-style Q&A with rationales, test-taking skills, and test blueprint format Includes thousands of unfolding questions, answers, and hints Contains "bite-size" sections for each topic for easier learning and memorization Includes 500 exam-style questions with rationales Includes free access to mobile and online app―track and sync your progress on up to three devices The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN®) is the sole owner of the Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN®) certification program. BCEN® does not endorse any TCRN® certification exam review resources or have a proprietary relationship with Springer Publishing Company. App included! Includes all the high-quality content from the book! Information at your fingertips anytime, anywhere. Available on iOS, Android, and the web, with a powerful, simple-to-use interface. 360+ practice questions Hundreds of must-know TCRN topics APP INCLUDED WITH PRINT PURCHASE

  • Author: Kendra Menzies Kent MS RN CENP CCRN CNRN SCRN TCRN
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company; 1st edition (November 8, 2017)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0826135193
  • Dimensions: 6.9 x 1.2 x 9.9 inches