Inpatient psychiatric nursing : clinical strategies & practical interventions

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Linda Damon, Joanne M. Matthew, Judy L. Sheehan ... [et al.], editors. --New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company , c2012.
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Psychiatric nursing practice has changed dramatically over the past decades to accommodate vast changes in our health care system. The patients who now meet the level of care standards for an acute care setting have to be very ill and typically exhibit considerable behavioral impairments and multiple safety issues. This handbook for psychiatric nurses and nursing students reflects these changes and focuses on four particularly challenging aspects of acute psychiatric nursing practice: keeping …
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Damon, Linda
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Linda Damon, Joanne M. Matthew, Judy L. Sheehan ... [et al.], editors
Alternate Title
clinical strategies and practical interventions
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer Publishing Company
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (400 p.)
ISBN
9780826109729
Subjects (MeSH)
Mental Disorders - nursing
Mental Disorders - therapy
Psychiatric Nursing - methods
Abstract
Psychiatric nursing practice has changed dramatically over the past decades to accommodate vast changes in our health care system. The patients who now meet the level of care standards for an acute care setting have to be very ill and typically exhibit considerable behavioral impairments and multiple safety issues. This handbook for psychiatric nurses and nursing students reflects these changes and focuses on four particularly challenging aspects of acute psychiatric nursing practice: keeping the patient safe, stabilizing symptoms, promoting engagement in treatment, and discharge planning. In a systematic, easy-to-access format, the book offers proven, clinically useful interventions designed to modify and manage disruptive patient behavior. Also included is a chapter on overcoming one's own barriers to effective nursing in the difficult psychiatric environment.
Contents
The patient with anger / Joanne Matthew, Kristen Sayles, and Maryann Dasilva -- The patient with anxiety / Debora Heidtman ... [et al.] -- The patient with disorganized behavior / Judy L. Sheehan, Idrialis Perez, and Mary Trainor -- The patient with manic behavior / Joanne M. Matthew and Judy L. Sheehan -- The patient with non-suicidal self-injury / Joan S. Kovach -- The patient in pain / Ellen Blair, Karen Larson, and Cynthia Belonick -- The patient with paranoia / Joanne M. Matthew ... [et al.] -- The patient with substance use disorders / Kristi Svendsen, Mary E. Dubreuil, and Linda Damon -- The patient who is suicidal / Linda Espinosa ... [et al.] -- The patient who is withdrawn / Mary Leveillee ... [et al.] -- Family interventions / Michelle Pereira and Judy L. Sheehan -- Medication administration / Judy L. Sheehan and Joanne M. Matthew -- Relaxation techniques / Judy L. Sheehan -- Sensory interventions / Barbara Ostrove, Nancy Egan, and Susan Higgins -- Therapeutic one to one / Laura Drury ... [et al.] -- Managing violence / Judy L. Sheehan -- Management of barriers to being therapeutic.
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Managing children in disasters : planning for their unique needs

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Bullock, Jane A. --Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press , c2010.
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Bullock, Jane A.
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Haddow, George
Coppola, Damon P
Place of Publication
Boca Raton, FL
Publisher
CRC Press
Date of Publication
c2010
Physical Description
370 p.
ISBN
[9781439837672]
Subjects (MeSH)
Disaster Planning
Disaster Planning - methods
Child disaster victims - United States
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The organization of critical care : an evidence-based approach to improving quality

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Damon C. Scales, Gordon D. Rubenfeld, editor. --New York: Humana Press , c2014.
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The origin of modern intensive care units (ICUs) has frequently been attributed to the widespread provision of mechanical ventilation within dedicated hospital areas during the 1952 Copenhagen polio epidemic. However, modern ICUs have developed to treat or monitor patients who have any severe, life-threatening disease or injury. These patients receive specialized care and vital organ assistance such as mechanical ventilation, cardiovascular support, or hemodialysis. ICU patients now typically o…
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Scales, Damon C
Rubenfeld, Gordon D
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Damon C. Scales, Gordon D. Rubenfeld, editor
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 284 pages)
Series Vol.
18
Series Title
Respiratory medicine (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN
9781493908110 (electronic bk.)
9781493908103
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care - organization & administration
Evidence-Based Medicine
Quality Improvement
Subjects (LCSH)
Critical care medicine
Abstract
The origin of modern intensive care units (ICUs) has frequently been attributed to the widespread provision of mechanical ventilation within dedicated hospital areas during the 1952 Copenhagen polio epidemic. However, modern ICUs have developed to treat or monitor patients who have any severe, life-threatening disease or injury. These patients receive specialized care and vital organ assistance such as mechanical ventilation, cardiovascular support, or hemodialysis. ICU patients now typically occupy approximately 10% of inpatient acute care beds, yet the structure and organization of these ICUs can be quite different across hospitals. In The Organization of Critical Care: An Evidence-Based Approach to Improving Quality, leaders provide a concise, evidence-based review of ICU organizational factors that have been associated with improved patient (or other) outcomes. The topics covered are grouped according to four broad domains: (1) the organization, structure, and staffing of an ICU; (2) organizational approaches to improving quality of care in an ICU; (3) integrating ICU care with other healthcare provided within the hospital and across the broader healthcare system; and (4) international perspectives on critical care delivery. Each chapter summarizes a different aspect of ICU organization and targets individual clinicians and healthcare decision makers. A long overdue contribution to the field, The Organization of Critical Care: An Evidence-Based Approach to Improving Quality is an indispensable guide for all clinicians and health administrators concerned with achieving state-of-the-art outcomes for intensive care.
Contents
Part I. Organizing Intensive Care -- Organizational Change in Critical Care: The Next Magic Bullet? -- Origins of the Critically Ill: The Impetus for Critical Care Medicine -- Intensivist and Alternative Models of ICU Staffing -- Health Professionals in Critical Care -- Computers in Intensive Care -- Integrating Subspecialty Expertise in the Intensive Care Unit -- Part II. Improving Intensive Care -- Quality Improvement in the Intensive Care Unit -- Facilitating Interactions Between Healthcare Providers in the ICU -- Teamwork and Leadership in the Critical Care Unit -- Caring for ICU Providers -- Part III. Integrating Intensive Care -- Rationing Without Contemplation: Why Attention to Patient Flow Is Important and How to Make It Better -- Rapid Response Systems -- The Chronically Critically Ill -- Regionalization of Critical Care -- Part IV. Critical Care: Global and Future Perspectives -- International Perspectives on Critical Care -- Critical Care in Low-Resource Settings -- Disaster Planning for the Intensive Care Unit: A Critical Framework.
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