Gaining a perspective on healthcare trends influencing nursing professional development -- Understanding the specialty practice of nursing professional development -- Getting prepared for your role as a nursing professional development specialist and unit-based educator -- Orienting clinical nurses to the organization, assessing competence and promoting life-long learning -- Developing a unit-based clinical preceptorship program -- Helping clinical nurses develop their educator role through unit-based in-service education programs -- Getting involved in professional nursing organizations and the community -- Helping clinical nurses share their expertise by publishing -- Sharing your expertise through abstracts, oral presentations, and posters -- Recording your professional nursing achievements in a portfolio -- Preparing your resume or curriculum vita and cover letter -- Promoting nursing research and evidence-based practice in the clinical setting -- Meeting the learning needs and marketing the talents of clinical nurses through continuing nursing education programs -- Developing a career plan as a proactive approach for the future.
Everything needed to manage HIV patients in the office, on the ward, and in the ICU. Incorporates clinical guidelines into a step-by-step guide to the diagnosis, evaluation, management, and prevention of HIV infection and its complications. Topics include: opportunistic infections and other HIV complications, treatment of HIV and pregnancy, antiretroviral drug summaries, post-exposure prophylaxis, as well as commercially available dosage forms for all ARVs
This leading practitioner's guide, now thoroughly updated, examines the nature of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and provides a complete framework for planning and implementing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Steven Taylor addresses the complexities of treating people who have experienced different types of trauma and shows how to adapt empirically supported protocols to each client's needs. Rich case examples illustrate the nuts and bolts of cognitive interventions, exposure exercises, and adjunctive methods. -- Publisher
"While human lives are endlessly variable, our most memorable positive moments are dominated by four elements: elevation, insight, pride, and connection. If we embrace these elements, we can conjure more moments that matter. What if a teacher could design a lesson that he knew his students would remember twenty years later? What if a manager knew how to create an experience that would delight customers? What if you had a better sense of how to create memories that matter for your children? This book delves into some fascinating mysteries of experience: Why we tend to remember the best or worst moment of an experience, as well as the last moment, and forget the rest. Why 'we feel most comfortable when things are certain, but we feel most alive when they're not.' And why our most cherished memories are clustered into a brief period during our youth."--Solapa.