The study profiles the interlibrary loan efforts of nine leading American colleges: the University of Texas at Arlington, Tulane University, the University of Minnesota, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Brigham Young University, the University of Tennessee, Colorado State University, Oberlin College and Stony Brook University. The libraries interviewed shared their thoughts on a broad range of topics including but not restricted to: workflow management, productivity measures, departmental organization, budgets and spending trends, service to distance learning students, copyright and licensing issues, measures for special collections, automation and software use, use of institutional repositories and open access publications, shipping costs and procedures, and many other facets of academic interlibrary loan management. The purpose of the report is to define and diffuse best practices by profiling measures taken by nine leading institutions of higher education. Although the report contains much useful quantitative information, especially relating to budgets and employment, the focus in this report is on a journalistic narrative explaining departmental goals, procedures and practices and evaluating results.
Author: Paul Kelsey
Publisher: Primary Research Group Inc
Category: Business & Economics
Now in its Second Edition with a new title, Best Practices: Evidence-Based Nursing Procedures is an excellent compilation of "best" practices based on current research and expert consensus findings. This timely, authoritative reference applies research findings directly to every aspect of nursing practice to guide nurses in performing procedures for patients with a full range of conditions and illnesses. This edition provides a thorough update and review and includes new procedures and practices. Every entry is evidence-based, identifies the sources of the evidence, and now includes manufacturer recommendations. Nursing diagnoses, expected outcomes, and unexpected outcomes (complications) are now discussed for each procedure.
Evidence-based Nursing Procedures
Author: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Featuring the most accurate, current, and clinically relevant information available, Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada, 2nd Edition, combines essential maternity and pediatric nursing information in one text. The promotion of wellness and the care for women experiencing common health concerns throughout the lifespan, care in childbearing, as well as the health care of children and child development in the context of the family. Health problems including physiological dysfunctions and children with special needs and illnesses are also featured. This text provides a family-centred care approach that recognizes the importance of collaboration with families when providing care. Atraumatic Care boxes in the pediatric unit teach you how to provide competent and effective care to pediatric patients with the least amount of physical or psychological stress. Nursing Alerts point students to critical information that must be considered in providing care. Community Focus boxes emphasize community issues, supply resources and guidance, and illustrate nursing care in a variety of settings. Critical thinking case studies offer opportunities to test and develop analytical skills and apply knowledge in various settings. Emergency boxes guide you through step-by-step emergency procedures. Family-Centred Teaching boxes highlight the needs or concerns of families that you should consider to provide family-centred care. NEW! Content updates throughout the text give you the latest information on topics such as perinatal standards, mental health issues during pregnancy, developmental and neurological issues in pediatrics, new guidelines including SOGC, and CAPWHN, NEW! Increased coverage on health care in the LGBTQ community and First Nations, Metis, and Inuit population NEW! Medication Alerts stress medication safety concerns for better therapeutic management. NEW! Safety Alerts highlighted and integrated within the content draw attention to developing competencies related to safe nursing practice.
Author: Shannon E Perry
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Covering cultural and linguistic diversity as well as special educational needs, this guide helps teachers set up an inclusive classroom; adapt curriculum, instruction, and assessment; and more.
Principles for Best Practice
Author: Amy J. Mazur,Patricia Rice Doran
Publisher: Corwin Press
More than half a million babies in the US are born prematurely every year - preterm birth is the leading cause of infant mortality and those who survive may face lifelong problems. This issue of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics discusses the epidemiology, outcomes and clinical prediction of preterm birth, and offers information on various therapies.
Author: Alice Goepfert
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
"Where was this book when I was a new nurse just learning the ropes of labor and delivery? This is a true gem of a book-a must for any new grad going into labor and deliveryÖ.I recommend this book for every labor and delivery floor." Cindy Curtis, RNC, IBCLC, CCE Former Director, The Family Birth Center Culpeper Regional Hospital Lignum, VA "The best one stop reference book for the experienced and noviced Labor and Delivery RN....Finally an excellent Labor and Delivery book by RN's -- for RN's." Garla DeWall, RNC Presbyterian Hospital in the Family Birthing Center Albuquerque, New Mexico Labor and delivery nursing requires critical thinking, constant caring, teamwork, and communication. As the first line of defense to prevent injury, labor and delivery nurses take on some of the most difficult and trying challenges in the delivery room. Murray and Huelsmann present this clinically oriented guide to help labor and delivery nurses make wise decisions in the delivery room. The authors provide a wealth of insight on how to maximize both maternal and fetal outcomes. This book provides authoritative guidance on intervention options, creation of patient-centered plans of care, and improved communication with other members of the obstetrics team. Special Features: Explains the stages and phases of delivery, pain management, patient assessment, and much more Features references, relevant graphics, skills checklists, and review questions at the end of each section Useful for RNs new to the field, seasoned practitioners looking for updated methods and data, and nurses preparing for certification and licensure With this book, nurses will gain the confidence and competence to approach labor and delivery challenges with care and efficiency.
Guide to Evidence-Based Practice
Author: Michelle Murray, PhD, RNC,Gayle Huelsmann, BSN, RNC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Author: Edward M. Hallowell,John J. Ratey
With comprehensive coverage of maternal, newborn, and women's health nursing, Maternity & Women's Health Care, 10th Edition provides evidence-based coverage of everything you need to know about caring for women of childbearing age. It's the #1 maternity book in the market -- and now respected authors Dr. Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Dr, Shannon E. Perry, Kitty Cashion, and Kathryn R. Alden have improved readability and provided a more focused approach! Not only does this text emphasize childbearing issues and concerns, including care of the newborn, it addresses wellness promotion and management of common women's health problems. In describing the continuum of care, it integrates the importance of understanding family, culture, and community-based care. New to this edition is the most current information on care of the late preterm infant and the 2008 updated fetal monitoring standards from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. A logical organization builds understanding by presenting wellness content first, then complications. Critical Reasoning exercises offer real-life situations in which you can develop analytical skills and apply their knowledge. Teaching for Self-Management boxes offer a guide to communicating follow-up care to patients and their families. Signs of Potential Complications boxes help you recognize the signs and symptoms of complications and provide immediate interventions. Procedure boxes offer easy-to-use, step-by-step instructions for maternity skills and procedures. Emergency boxes may be used for quick reference in critical situations. Medication Guide boxes provide an important reference for common drugs and their interactions. Cultural Considerations boxes stress the importance of considering the beliefs and health practices of patients from various cultures when providing care. Family content emphasizes the importance of including family in the continuum of care. Nursing Care Plans include specific guidelines and rationales for interventions for delivering effective nursing care. Community Activity exercises introduce activities and nursing care in a variety of local settings. Student resources on the companion Evolve website include assessment and childbirth videos, animations, case studies, critical thinking exercises with answers, nursing skills, anatomy reviews, a care plan constructor, review questions, an audio glossary, and more. Content updates provide the most current practice guidelines, including expanded information on the late preterm infant and fetal heart rate pattern identification. New content on obesity provides the latest information on this increasingly common condition. Safety Alerts help in developing competencies related to safe nursing practice in conjunction with the QSEN initiative on quality and safety in nursing care. Updated Evidence-Based Practice boxes highlight current research to improve patient outcomes. Updated NICHD fetal monitoring standards provide guidelines reflecting current practice, as recommended by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Video clips on the companion Evolve website reinforce key skills performed in the maternity setting. Audio Key Points on Evolve make it easy to review core content while on the go. Streamlined nursing process information is summarized in boxes, making it easier to identify information on major diseases and conditions.
Author: Kathryn Rhodes Alden,Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk,Mary Catherine Cashion,Shannon E. Perry
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
This user-friendly book presents research-based best practices for serving families of children with special needs from birth to age 6. Expert contributors demonstrate how early intervention and early childhood special education can effectively address a wide range of family concerns, which in turn optimizes children's development and learning. Tightly edited, the volume offers indispensable tools for assessing families; identifying and capitalizing on their strengths; providing information, support, and coaching; collaborating with parents and teachers to address children's functional needs in the context of everyday routines; and coordinating care. Over a dozen reproducible checklists and forms help professionals immediately implement the techniques and strategies described.
Author: R. A. McWilliam
Publisher: Guilford Press
Continuous delivery adds enormous value to the business and the entire software delivery lifecycle, but adopting this practice means mastering new skills typically outside of a developer’s comfort zone. In this practical book, Daniel Bryant and Abraham Marín-Pérez provide guidance to help experienced Java developers master skills such as architectural design, automated quality assurance, and application packaging and deployment on a variety of platforms. Not only will you learn how to create a comprehensive build pipeline for continually delivering effective software, but you’ll also explore how Java application architecture and deployment platforms have affected the way we rapidly and safely deliver new software to production environments. Get advice for beginning or completing your migration to continuous delivery Design architecture to enable the continuous delivery of Java applications Build application artifacts including fat JARs, virtual machine images, and operating system container (Docker) images Use continuous integration tooling like Jenkins, PMD, and find-sec-bugs to automate code quality checks Create a comprehensive build pipeline and design software to separate the deploy and release processes Explore why functional and system quality attribute testing is vital from development to delivery Learn how to effectively build and test applications locally and observe your system while it runs in production
Essential Tools and Best Practices for Deploying Code to Production
Author: Daniel Bryant,Abraham Marín-Pérez
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
This book provides an examination of e-Government frameworks and maturity stages in governments around the world, including an overview of the legal frameworks that have supported them. Divided into three sections, the first part of this book analyses the theoretical context of current policies, codes of best practice and their implementation. The second section presents case studies which bring key issues to the fore including open government, privacy protection, social media, democracy, systems failures, innovations in inter-organizational e-government projects, and open data systems. The authors demonstrate the importance of the successful implementation of e-Government for improving managerial efficiency, public service delivery and citizen engagement, with special attention given to developing countries. The book concludes by drawing out the lessons learned from the latest research and recommending solutions for improving the implementation of e-Government in the future, thereby helping to achieve more transparent, participative and democratic societies. This book will provide an invaluable resource for researchers, policy-makers, public managers, international organizations and technical experts.
Policy, Implementation and Best Practice
Author: Laura Alcaide Muñoz,Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar
Category: Political Science
Author: J. Jay Mackie
Publisher: OPEN MINDS
Category: Disease management
A core text for early interventionists that addresses the medical and social-emotional development of children birth-8.
Pathways to Best Practice
Author: Gail L. Ensher,David Albert Clark,Nancy S. Songer
Publisher: Brookes Pub
Principles and Practice of Surgery is the surgical companion textbook to the international medical bestseller Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine. It is a comprehensive textbook for both the surgical student and trainee, guiding the reader through key core surgical topics which are encountered throughout an integrated medical curriculum as well as in subsequent clinical practice. Although sharing the same format and style as Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine, this text is complete in itself, thus enabling the student to appreciate both the medical and surgical implications of diseases encountered in surgical wards. . A three-section textbook of surgical principles and regional clinical surgery. Superbly presented with line drawings, high quality radiographic images and colour photographs. Presented in similar form to its sister textbook Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine. Full online text version as part of Student Consult The contents have been restructured into three sections – Principles of Perioperative care, Gastrointestinal Surgery, and Surgical Specialties. Two new chapters have rationalised and amalgamated information on the Metabolic response to injury and Ethics and pre-operative considerations to avoid repetition. Throughout the text has been altered to reflect changes in understanding, evidence and practice, and to keep the contents in line with undergraduate and postgraduate surgical curricula A substantial number of new illustrations have been added to give better consistency and improved image quality. The evidence-based revision boxes that focus on major international guidelines have been thoroughly updated.
With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access
Author: O. James Garden,Andrew W. Bradbury,John L. R. Forsythe,Rowan W Parks
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is written specifically to meet the needs of nursing students undertaking the common foundation programme. It aims to explain how and why sensitive, holistic and evidence-based nursing care is carried out. Therefore it is relevant to students who will enter all branches of nursing and includes material that is both common to all and specific to each branch. The book aims to provide all students on foundation nursing and health care programmes with material of sufficient depth/breadth to achieve the NMC outcomes required for entry into the branch programmes. There is an emphasis not only on the theory that underpins nursing practice in the common foundation programme but also on nursing skills which form an increasingly emphasized part of the programme. The chapters have been reviewed by experts from each branch and also clinical skills to ensure the content reflects each branch accurately and appropriately. Emphasis on clinical skills & lifelong learning Realistic scenarios reinforce the need for patient/client-centred care with a holistic approach Activity boxes for all branches and age groups in each chapter ensure relevance to nurses in diverse settings An integrated approach to health promotion with activity boxes emphasises that health maintenance and promotion are central to contemporary nursing practice Reflection, critical thinking and research/appraisal skills are encouraged with a problem centred approach that will help to develop the skills needed to provide sensitive and effective, high quality care and to integrate theory with practice The emphasis on nursing/clinical skills underlines the importance of core skills - an integral part of the patient/client experience Cultural diversity is a core theme throughout The importance of evidence-based practice is highlighted and the text helps readers are assisted to acquire the skills to provide evidence-based care A wide range of general and branch-specific interactive boxes help to develop an understanding of some issues in other branches as well as the core issues that affect all nurses. Self- test questions and answers provide an opportunity for readers to take responsibility for and check their learning. Valuable learning tools are included: glossary of key terms, useful websites and references
Fundamentals of Holistic Care
Author: Chris Brooker,Anne Waugh
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Bob Woodward, die Ikone des investigativen Journalismus in den USA, hat alle amerikanischen Präsidenten aus nächster Nähe beobachtet. Nun nimmt er sich den derzeitigen Präsidenten vor und enthüllt den erschütternden Zustand des Weißen Hauses unter Donald Trump. Woodward beschreibt, wie dieser Präsident Entscheidungen trifft, er berichtet von eskalierenden Debatten im Oval Office und in der Air Force One, dem volatilen Charakter Trumps und dessen Obsessionen und Komplexen. Woodwards Buch ist ein Dokument der Zeitgeschichte: Hunderte Stunden von Interviews mit direkt Beteiligten, Gesprächsprotokolle, Tagebücher, Notizen – auch von Trump selbst – bieten einen dramatischen Einblick in die Machtzentrale der westlichen Welt, in der vor allem eines herrscht: Furcht. Woodward ist das Porträt eines amtierenden amerikanischen Präsidenten gelungen, das es in dieser Genauigkeit noch nicht gegeben hat.
Trump im Weißen Haus
Author: Bob Woodward
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
Category: Political Science
This handbook discusses early childhood special education (ECSE), with particular focus on evidence-based practices. Coverage spans core intervention areas in ECSE, such as literacy, motor skills, and social development as well as diverse contexts for services, including speech-language pathology, physical therapy, and pediatrics. Contributors offer strategies for planning, implementing, modifying, and adapting interventions to help young learners extend their benefits into the higher grades. Concluding chapters emphasize the importance of research in driving evidence-based practices (EBP). Topics featured in the Handbook include: Family-centered practices in early childhood intervention. The application of Response to Intervention (RtI) in young children with identified disabilities. Motor skills acquisition for young children with disabilities. Implementing evidence-based practices in ECSE classrooms. · Cultural, ethnic, and linguistic implications for ECSE. The Handbook of Early Childhood Special Education is a must-have resource for researchers, professors, upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, clinicians, and practitioners across such disciplines as child and school psychology, early childhood education, clinical social work, speech and physical therapy, developmental psychology, behavior therapy, and public health.
Author: Brian Reichow,Brian A. Boyd,Erin E. Barton,Samuel L. Odom
Python ist eine leistungsfähige, moderne Programmiersprache. Sie ist einfach zu erlernen und macht Spaß in der Anwendung – mit diesem Buch umso mehr! »Python kinderleicht" macht die Sprache lebendig und zeigt Dir (und Deinen Eltern) die Welt der Programmierung. Jason R. Briggs führt Dich Schritt für Schritt durch die Grundlagen von Python. Du experimentierst mit einzigartigen (und oft urkomischen) Beispielprogrammen, bei denen es um gefräßige Monster, Geheimagenten oder diebische Raben geht. Neue Begriffe werden erklärt, der Programmcode ist farbig dargestellt, strukturiert und mit Erklärungen versehen. Witzige Abbildungen erhöhen den Lernspaß. Jedes Kapitel endet mit Programmier-Rätseln, an denen Du das Gelernte üben und Dein Verständnis vertiefen kannst. Am Ende des Buches wirst Du zwei komplette Spiele programmiert haben: einen Klon des berühmten »Pong" und »Herr Strichmann rennt zum Ausgang" – ein Plattformspiel mit Sprüngen, Animation und vielem mehr. Indem Du Seite für Seite neue Programmierabenteuer bestehst, wirst Du immer mehr zum erfahrenen Python-Programmierer. - Du lernst grundlegende Datenstrukturen wie Listen, Tupel und Maps kennen. - Du erfährst, wie man mit Funktionen und Modulen den Programmcode organisieren und wiederverwenden kann. - Du wirst mit Kontrollstrukturen wie Schleifen und bedingten Anweisungen vertraut und lernst, mit Objekten und Methoden umzugehen. - Du zeichnest Formen mit dem Python-Modul Turtle und erstellst Spiele, Animationen und andere grafische Wunder mit tkinter. Und: »Python kinderleicht" macht auch für Erwachsene das Programmierenlernen zum Kinderspiel! Alle Programme findest Du auch zum Herunterladen auf der Website!
Einfach programmieren lernen – nicht nur für Kids
Author: Jason Briggs