Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Reference - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Nursing Reference. 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 Reference - 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. Medical Terminology:The Basics (Quick Study Academic)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Reference - August 2021

This 6-page chart covers every aspect of the structure of medical terminology and its use in the field. Chart includes detailed information on: · foundation of medical words · the human body · terminology sets · five senses · synonyms · glossary

  • Author: Inc. BarCharts
  • Publisher: QuickStudy; 1st edition (February 2, 2001)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1572225381
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 x 0.06 inches

                 

3. ATI TEAS Test Study Guide 2020-2021: TEAS 6 Exam Prep Manual and Practice Test Questions for the Test of Essential Academic Skills, Sixth Edition


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Reference - August 2021

You're probably thinking this is just another typical study guide. Because we know your time is limited, we've created a product that isn't like most study guides. With Trivium Test Prep’s unofficial ATI TEAS Test Study Guide 2020-2021: TEAS 6 Exam Prep Manual and Practice Test Questions for the Test of Essential Academic Skills, Sixth Edition you'll benefit from a quick but total review of everything tested on the exam with real examples, graphics, and information. Imagine having your study materials on your phone or tablet! Trivium Test Prep’s NEW ATI TEAS Test Study Guide 2020-2021 comes with FREE online resources, including: practice questions, online flashcards, study “cheat” sheets, and 35 tried and tested test tips. These easy to use materials give you that extra edge you need to pass the first time . ATI was not involved in the creation or production of this product, is not in any way affiliated with Trivium Test Prep, and does not sponsor or endorse this product. Trivium Test Prep’s ATI TEAS Test Study Guide 2020-2021 offers: A full review of what you need to know for the Next Generation ACCUPLACER exam Practice questions for you to practice and improve Test tips to help you score higher   Trivium Test Prep’s ATI TEAS Test Study Guide 2020-2021 covers: ONLINE RESOURCES INTRODUCTION READING MATHEMATICS SCIENCE ENGLISH AND LANGUAGE USAGE   …and includes 1 FULL practice test!

  • Author: Trivium Health Care Exam Prep Team
  • Publisher: Trivium Test Prep; Illustrated edition (November 21, 2019)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1635306514
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.52 x 11 inches

                 

4. Burns' Pediatric Primary Care


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Reference - August 2021

Get a comprehensive foundation in children’s primary care! Burns' Pediatric Primary Care, 7 th Edition covers the full spectrum of health conditions seen in primary care pediatrics, emphasizing both prevention and management. This in-depth, evidence-based textbook is the only one on the market written from the unique perspective of the Nurse Practitioner. It easily guides you through assessing, managing, and preventing health problems in children from infancy through adolescence. Key topics include developmental theory, issues of daily living, the health status of children today, and diversity and cultural considerations. Updated content throughout reflects the latest research evidence, national and international protocols and standardized guidelines. Additionally, this 7 th edition been reorganized to better reflect contemporary clinical practice and includes nine new chapters, revised units on health promotion, health protection, disease management, and much, much more! Four-part organization includes 1) an introductory unit on the foundations of global pediatric health, child and family health assessment, and cultural perspectives for pediatric primary care; 2) a unit on managing child development; 3) a unit on health promotion and management; and 4) a unit on disease management. UNIQUE! Reorganized Unit - Health Supervision: Health Promotion and Health Protection - includes health promotion and health protection for developmentally normal pediatric problems of daily living and provides the foundations for health problem management. UNIQUE! Reorganized Unit - Common Childhood Diseases/Disorders has been expanded to sharpen the focus on management of diseases and disorders in children. Comprehensive content provides a complete foundation in the primary care of children from the unique perspective of the Nurse Practitioner and covers the full spectrum of health conditions seen in the primary care of children, emphasizing both prevention and management. In-depth guidance on assessing and managing pediatric health problems covers patients from infancy through adolescence. UNIQUE! Practice Alerts highlight situations that may require urgent action, consultation, or referral for additional treatment outside the primary care setting. Content devoted to issues of daily living covers issues that are a part of every child's growth ― such as nutrition and toilet training ― that could lead to health problems unless appropriate education and guidance are given. Algorithms are used throughout the book to provide a concise overview of the evaluation and management of common disorders. Resources for providers and families are also included throughout the text for further information. Expert editor team is well-versed in the scope of practice and knowledge base of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNPs) and Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs). NEW! Nine new chapters include: Unique Issues in Pediatrics Genetics and Child Health Environmental Issues Children with Special Healthcare Needs Developmental Management of Newborns Intentional and Unintentional Injuries: Injury Prevention and Child Maltreatment Perinatal Disorders Developmental, Behavioral and Mental Health Disorders NEW! Updated content throughout reflects the latest developments in our understanding of disease processes, disease management in children, and current trends in pediatric healthcare including Bright Futures and Healthy People 2020.

  • Author: Dawn Lee Garzon PhD PNP-BC CPNP-PC PMHS FAANP
  • Publisher: Elsevier; 7th edition (December 2, 2019)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0323581967
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 1.3 x 10.8 inches

                 

5. HESI A2 Secrets Study Guide: HESI A2 Test Review for the Health Education Systems, Inc. Admission Assessment Exam


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Reference - August 2021

Mometrix Test Preparation's HESI A2 Secrets Study Guide is the ideal prep solution for anyone who wants to pass their HESI Admission Assessment Exam. The exam is extremely challenging, and thorough test preparation is essential for success. Our study guide includes: Practice test questions with detailed answer explanations Step-by-step video tutorials to help you master difficult concepts Tips and strategies to help you get your best test performance A complete review of all HESI A2 test sections English Language Mathematics Biology Chemistry Anatomy and Physiology Professional Practice Testing HESI is a registered trademark of the Health Education Systems Inc., which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product. The Mometrix guide is filled with the critical information you will need in order to do well on your HESI A2 exam: the concepts, procedures, principles, and vocabulary that the Elsevier Inc. expects you to have mastered before sitting for your exam. The English Language section covers: Reading comprehension Vocabulary Grammar Punctuation The Mathematics section covers: Basic math Algebra The Biology section covers: General knowledge Water Metabolism The cell The Chemistry section covers: The atom Periodic table Chemical equations Solutions The Anatomy and Physiology section covers: Anatomical planes and direction Histology Mitosis and meiosis Body systems The Professional Practice section covers: Qualities of successful nurses Nursing programs Ethics The Testing section covers: Multiple-choice questions Personality profile Learning styles ...and much more! Our guide is full of specific and detailed information that will be key to passing your exam . Concepts and principles aren't simply named or described in passing, but are explained in detail. The Mometrix HESI A2 study guide is laid out in a logical and organized fashion so that one section naturally flows from the one preceding it. Because it's written with an eye for both technical accuracy and accessibility, you will not have to worry about getting lost in dense academic language. Any test prep guide is only as good as its practice questions and answer explanations , and that's another area where our guide stands out. The Mometrix test prep team has provided plenty of HESI A2 practice test questions to prepare you for what to expect on the actual exam. Each answer is explained in depth, in order to make the principles and reasoning behind it crystal clear. Many concepts include links to online review videos where you can watch our instructors break down the topics so the material can be quickly grasped. Examples are worked step-by-step so you see exactly what to do. We've helped hundreds of thousands of people pass standardized tests and achieve their education and career goals. We've done this by setting high standards for Mometrix Test Preparation guides, and our HESI A2 Secrets Study Guide is no exception. It's an excellent investment in your future. Get the HESI A2 review you need to be successful on your exam.

  • Author: Mometrix HESI A2 Exam Secrets Test Prep Team
  • Publisher: Mometrix Media LLC; 1st edition (March 15, 2016)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1609710149
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.73 x 11 inches

                 



6. Lehne's Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Reference - August 2021

Lehne's Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants, 2nd Edition builds on the same foundation of clearly explained, up-to-date, and clinically current content as the trusted Lehne undergraduate text, while focusing on the information that advanced practice nurses and Physician Assistants specifically need for safe and effective prescribing. Three introductory chapters provide foundational content for new prescribers in the areas of prescriptive authority, rational drug selection, prescription writing, and promoting positive outcomes of drug therapy. Core drug chapters are focused on the drugs that prescribers will most commonly see in clinical practice. A sharp focus is also placed on pharmacotherapeutic decision-making, with Black Box Warnings and new bulleted Key Prescribing Considerations features. The second edition features completely new chapters on Genetic and Genomic Considerations, Muscarinic Antagonists and Immunomodulators, and updated content throughout. It’s everything advanced practice nursing and Physician Assistant students need to be safe and effective prescribers! Introductory chapters tailored to the specific needs of prescribers cover topics such as prescriptive authority, rational drug selection and prescription writing, and promoting positive outcomes of drug therapy. Carefully focused pharmacotherapeutic content reflects the drugs most commonly seen and used by prescribers, with emphasis not on the first drug discovered or developed in each class but on the agents most often used today. Primary care drugs are addressed first in each chapter as appropriate, followed by acute care drugs. UNIQUE! Prescriber-focused pedagogical aids further reinforce the most important information for prescribers. Integrated coverage of Canadian trade names appears throughout the text and is highlighted with a familiar maple-leaf icon. Integrated coverage of interprofessional collaboration addresses the growing global interest in interprofessional collaboration and incorporates opportunities for interprofessional collaborative practice throughout. NEW! Genetic and Genomic Considerations chapter addresses our growing understanding of the importance of genetics and genomics in pharmacotherapeutic management of disease. NEW! Immunomodulators chapter covers the growing role of this innovative therapy in cancer treatment. NEW! Increased emphasis on the needs of prescribers includes new Key Prescribing Considerations specifically tailored for advanced practice nurses (APNs) and Physician Assistants (PAs), revised introductory disease content, and refocused illustrations. NEW! Expanded delineation of acute care drugs now extends to the cardiac, neurologic, hypertension, and male and female reproductive chapters. NEW! Significantly revised content on laboratory drug monitoring has been refocused on the needs of APNs and PAs NEW! Updated content on drug legislation, opioid addiction, and legalized marijuana addresses these key areas of change for prescribers. NEW! Illustrations, tables, and boxes have been substituted for text to highlight treatment guidelines (including decision-making algorithms) and drug mechanisms of action. NEW! Improved legibility includes the elimination of "small type" and a more user-friendly graphic design. NEW! Updated content covers the areas of drug legislation, opioid addiction, marijuana.

  • Author: Laura Rosenthal DNP ACNP
  • Publisher: Saunders; 2nd edition (March 12, 2020)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0323554954
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 1.25 x 10.5 inches

                 

7. Bates' Pocket Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking (Lippincott Connect)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Reference - August 2021

Lippincott® Connect Featured Title Purchase the new print edition of this Lippincott® Connect title includes lifetime access to the digital version of the book, plus related materials such as videos and multiple-choice Q&A and self-assessments. This updated ninth edition of the leading medical physical examination pocket guide available today provides concise, authoritative guidance on how to perform the patient interview, physical examination, and other core assessments. This trusted pocket-sized reference includes fully illustrated, step-by-step techniques, retaining the easy-to-follow two-column format that correlates examination techniques on the left and abnormalities (clearly indicated in red) with differential diagnoses on the right.   Now featuring an enhanced design, new content, and new student-friendly learning aids, Bates’ Pocket Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, Ninth Edition, is the ideal quick-reference resource for today’s medical, PA, pharmacy, and nursing students. NEW! Expanded Unit 1 provides an overview of the components of the patient encounter and helps you ensure the most effective information-gathering and decision-making approaches. NEW! Algorithms provide helpful starting approaches for patients with common presenting symptoms. UPDATED!  Restructured Regional Exam chapters enhance your understanding of overview material, examination techniques, and health promotion and counseling considerations.  UPDATED! Photographs, illustrations, and references reinforce key content based on the latest evidence-based information. UPDATED! Text boxes are  numbered to provide quick access to important summaries of clinical conditions and tips for challenging examination techniques. Detailed, highly illustrated tables of abnormal conditions display examination and clinical information in an easy-to-find, quick-reference format. Lippincott® Connect features: Lifetime access to the digital version of the book with the ability to highlight and take notes on key passages for a more personal, efficient study experience. Carefully curated resources, including interactive diagrams, video tutorials, flashcards, organ sounds, and self-assessment, all designed to facilitate further comprehension. Lippincott® Connect also allows users to create Study Collections to further personalize the study experience. With Study Collections you can: Pool content from books across your entire library into self-created Study Collections based on discipline, procedure, organ, concept or other topics. Display related text passages, video clips and self-assessment questions from each book (if available) for efficient absorption of material. Annotate and highlight key content for easy access later. Navigate seamlessly between book chapters, sections, self-assessments, notes and highlights in a single view/page.

  • Author: Lynn S. Bickley MD FACP
  • Publisher: LWW; Ninth, North American edition (November 25, 2020)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1975109875
  • Dimensions: 4.25 x 1 x 7.25 inches

                 

8. Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Reference - August 2021

Learn to accurately diagnose the majority of patients seen in today’s primary care settings! Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care, 6th Edition goes beyond basic history and physical examination skills to help you learn the diagnostic reasoning process. You will develop this key skill by following assessment guidelines that focus on a specific complaint rather than beginning with a previously established diagnosis or disease entity. Written by advanced practitioners, this edition includes a new chapter on The Transgender Patient that gives you the knowledge you need to properly assess and care for this underserved patient population. It also features expanded coverage of geriatrics, highly infectious diseases, coordination with the interprofessional healthcare team, genetics/genomics in lab testing and family history, updates on psychiatric-mental health problems, and more! A clear, consistent diagnostic reasoning process takes you to the next step of health assessment -- beyond basic history and physical examination to diagnostic reasoning. Diagnostic Reasoning: Focused History sections use "self-questions" to walk you through the thinking process involved in obtaining a pertinent, relevant, problem-specific history that will assist in differential diagnosis. Diagnostic Reasoning: Focused Physical Examination sections explain how to perform more advanced diagnostic techniques and interpret the findings. Key Questions guide you through assessment and toward an accurate diagnosis by listing questions to ask the patient, followed by explanations of what the patient's responses might signify. Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies sections outline the types of tests that might be appropriate based on the focused history and focused physical examination. Differential Diagnosis sections offer the most common diagnoses for each patient problem and summarize the history and physical examination findings, along with recommended laboratory and diagnostic studies. Differential Diagnosis tables provide you with a quick-reference summary of possible diagnoses for each patient problem. Evidence-Based Practice boxes -- more than 30 NEW -- summarize the scientific evidence related to the diagnosis of patient problems. Evidence-Based Preventive Health Screening chapter helps you to screen for common asymptomatic conditions and promote wellness. Information on screening for abuse and sexual assault helps you identify patients who might need additional support or intervention. List of Chapters by Body System provides a convenient Table of Contents organized by body system. NEW! Updated content throughout, includes a special focus on genetics/genomics, psychiatric-mental health issues, geriatrics, and more. NEW! Chapter on The Transgender Patient equips providers with the necessary knowledge to properly assess and care for this underserved patient population. NEW! Interprofessional team of reviewers ensures that content is appropriate for Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Respiratory Therapists, and other providers, as well as ensuring that referral information promotes effective interprofessional collaboration. NEW! A smaller, more convenient size makes it easy to have this this essential reference handy in a lab-coat pocket, and expanded color illustrations and full-color design enhance content, with colored thumb tabs making it easier for you to find the information you need. NEW! Updated information on psychiatric/mental health problems reflects the latest changes in practice as well as changes to the DSM.

  • Author: Joyce E. Dains DrPH JD RN FNP-BC FNAP FAANP
  • Publisher: Mosby; 6th edition (April 10, 2019)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0323554961
  • Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.9 x 8.9 inches

                 

9. ECG Workout: Exercises in Arrhythmia Interpretation


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Reference - August 2021

Grasp the electrocardiography basics and identify arrhythmias accurately, with the freshly updated ECG Workout, 7th Edition . Fully addressing the most common arrhythmias, this clearly worded text will take you step-by-step through expert ECG tracing interpretation methods, including differentiating among rhythm groups, equipment use, and management protocols. This is the go-to ECG guide for both student training and professional review—perfect for physicians, nurses, medical and nursing students, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, telemetry technicians, and related practitioners. Get a strong grounding in accurate ECG readings with . . . NEW pull-out arrhythmia summary cards help you interpret end-of-chapter practice strips NEW and updated advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) guidelines incorporated in each arrhythmia chapter NEW and updated figures, boxes, tables, and additional practice strips Updated coverage of all ECG concepts and skills, including: Illustrated anatomy and physiology of the heart Electrical basis of electrocardiology Arrhythmia chapters: sinus, atrial, junctional and AV blocks, ventricular and bundle-branch block rhythms—examples, causes, clinical treatments, and practice strips Step-by-step direction on interpreting rhythm strips Components of the ECG tracing: waveforms, intervals, segments, complexes, and waveform identification Discussion of cardiac monitors, lead systems, lead placement, ECG artifacts, and troubleshooting monitor problems Methods for precise rate calculation Discussion of cardiac pacemakers: types, indications, function, pacemaker terminology, malfunctions, and pacemaker analysis, with practice tracings ECG conversion table ensures precise heart rate calculation with plastic pocket version inside back cover Skillbuilder practice strips —more than 600 life-size ECG tracings: End-of-chapter strips from actual patients, with 3-second indicators for rapid-rate calculation, and answers at back of book A mix of arrhythmias to help you distinguish among types Posttest with mix of more than 100 waveform rhythm strips, for student testing or self-evaluation

  • Author: Jane Huff
  • Publisher: LWW; 7th edition (July 14, 2016)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1469899817
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.9 x 10.9 inches

                 

10. Primary Care: Interprofessional Collaborative Practice


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Reference - August 2021

There’s no better preparation for Nurse Practitioners and others in the adult primary care field! Primary Care: Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, 6th Edition provides the concise yet thorough information that you need in today's fast-paced, interprofessional, collaborative environment. With authorship reflecting both academic and clinical expertise, this comprehensive, evidence-based primary care text/reference shows you how to deliver effective, truly interdisciplinary health care. It covers every major adult disorder seen in the outpatient office setting and features a unique interprofessional collaborative approach with referral/consultation highlights and more. New to this edition is an increased emphasis on rationales for recommendations, pharmacotherapeutics and drug decision-making, and diagnostic direction providing guidance in management, prescribing medications, and ordering diagnostic tests. Comprehensive, evidence-based, accurate, and current content focused on the needs of adult primary care providers. UNIQUE! Interprofessional collaborative approach with referral/consultation highlights. UNIQUE! Initial Diagnostics boxes provide quick reference to key decision-making content. NEW and UPDATED! Increased emphasis on rationales for treatment recommendations, pharmacotherapeutics and drug decision-making, and diagnostic direction. NEW and UPDATED! Revamped and new introductory chapters : NEW and UNIQUE! Patient/Family Education and Health Literacy chapter. NEW and UNIQUE! New Human Trafficking chapter. NEW chapters covering wellness, risk management, and LGBTQ patient care highlight risks, disparities in healthcare, and information to increase the well-being and care for all patients. Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: Where We Are Today chapter now includes content on the importance of interprofessional collaboration to underscore the significance of this paradigm shift and stress that NPs and other adult primary care providers must increasingly view themselves as part of a team, especially in management of patients with multiple co-morbidities. Translating Research into Clinical Practice chapter refocused to emphasize DNP scholarly projects and quality improvement projects. UNIQUE! Patient/Family Education and Health Literacy chapter. Genetic Considerations in Primary Care chapter refocused on the graduate-level primary care genetics competencies. Palliative Care chapter refocused on pain management with special sensitivity to the opioid epidemic. NEW! Red Flag features highlight issues not to be missed. NEW! Consistent chapter format and features reflect the systematic approach used in adult primary care practice to promote improved clinical reasoning skills, facilitate learning, and foster quick clinical reference. UPDATED! Content on routine health screenings and immunizations converted to tables for quick reference.

  • Author: Terry Mahan Buttaro PhD AGPCNP-BC FAANP FNAP
  • Publisher: Elsevier; 6th edition (March 13, 2020)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0323570152
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 2.1 x 10.8 inches