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CompTIA a+ Complete Study Guide by The definitive Sybex guide to A+ certification, fully updated for the latest exams The CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide, Fourth Edition is your ultimate preparation guide for Exams 220-1001 and 220-1002. Covering 100 percent of the objectives for both exams, this book gets you up to speed on essential A+ knowledge and skills. Master the critical competencies associated with hardware and software, system maintenance, troubleshooting, connectivity, and more--with practical examples drawn from real-world experience, you'll develop the skill set employers demand in today's IT environment. End-of-chapter reviews help you gauge your progress and stay on track for success, while exam highlights give you a sneak preview of what to expect on the big day. You also get access to the Sybex online test bank, featuring electronic flashcards, a searchable glossary, and 4 practice exams to help you study from anywhere, any time--track your progress and test your understanding with interactive study tools. CompTIA A+ certification is the industry-leading standard for IT professionals. Hundreds of companies require their computer technicians to hold this valuable credential. Now in its fourth edition, this revised and updated study guide includes expanded coverage of virtualization and cloud computing, mobile hardware installation, network security, and more, to reflect the latest changes in the A+ exam. Providing all the information you need to earn your A+ certification, this invaluable resource will help you: Master the basics of hardware, software, and peripherals Understand and troubleshoot network connectivity issues Install and configure Windows, iOS, Android, Apple OSX, and Linux operating systems The CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide, Fourth Edition arms you with the tools and knowledge necessary to take your skills to the next level. Whether a first-time candidate or IT professional in need of recertification, this essential study guide will help you prepare, practice, and pass with minimal burden and maximum results.
Publication Date: 2019-04-30
Democracy and Music Education by On the basis of Dewey's principles, Paul G. Woodford explores the social foundation of current music education practices in the context of democratic values of freedom, creativity, and contribution to society. He then critiques the means by which this ideal is learned by teachers and taught to students. Woodford concludes with recommendations for acknowledging democratic and non-democratic values in music teaching, teacher training, and performance, and suggests steps toward a ""liberal"" music education.
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
Fallen by In New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo's new thriller Fallen, a rebellious Amish woman leaves the Plain life, but the secrets she takes with her will lead Chief of Police Kate Burkholder down a dark path to danger and death. When a young woman is found murdered in a Painters Mill motel, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is shocked to discover she once knew the victim. Rachael Schwartz was a charming but troubled Amish girl who left the fold years ago and fled Painters Mill. Why was she back in town? And who would kill her so brutally? Kate remembers Rachael as the only girl who was as bad at being Amish as Kate was--and those parallels dog her. But the more Kate learns about Rachael's life, the more she's convinced that her dubious reputation was deserved. As a child, Rachael was a rowdy rulebreaker whose decision to leave devastated her parents and best friend. As an adult, she was charismatic and beautiful, a rabble-rouser with a keen eye for opportunity no matter who got in her way. Her no-holds-barred lifestyle earned her a lot of love and enemies aplenty--both English and Amish. As the case heats to a fever pitch and long-buried secrets resurface, a killer haunts Painters Mill. Someone doesn't want Rachael's past--or the mysteries she took with her to the grave--coming to light. As Kate digs deeper, violence strikes again, this time hitting close to home. Will Kate uncover the truth and bring a murderer to justice? Or will a killer bent on protecting a terrible past stop her once and for all--and let the fallen be forgotten?
Publication Date: 2021-07-06
Fundamentals of Nursing by Yoost and Crawford's Fundamentals of Nursing is back for a second-edition encore! The text that made its name by focusing on simple language and active learning continues its focus on helping you truly understand, apply, and retain important nursing information and concepts. Using a warm and conversational style, this new second edition guides you towards a basic understanding of the nursing profession and then logically progresses through the nursing process and into the safe and systematic methods of applying care. Each chapter features realistic and complex case studies and critical thinking exercises woven throughout the content to help you continually apply what you've learned to actual patient care. A conceptual care mapping approach - created by Yoost and Crawford themselves - further your ability to make clinical judgments and synthesize knowledge as you develop plans of care after analyzing and clustering related patient assessment data. All of this paired with a wealth of student-friendly learning features and clinically-focused content offers up a fundamentally different - and effective - way for you to easily master the fundamentals of nursing. UNIQUE! Warm, friendly writing style slows down the pace of information to give readers time to critically think and master all fundamental concepts and skills. UNIQUE! Building block approach groups topics and concepts together thematically, in the order needed for readers to build their knowledge. UNIQUE! Objective-driven approach presents clearly defined, numbered objectives that coordinate with all content and then wrap up with Objective Summaries. UNIQUE! Active learning activities are incorporated throughout every chapter to help readers learn to apply chapter content to broader nursing concepts and realistic patient scenarios. UNIQUE! Conceptual care mapping is taught and used throughout the text in conjunction with the Conceptual Care Map Creator. UNIQUE! Emphasis on QSEN reinforces the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses competencies, including: patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, safety, and informatics. Special feature boxes cover the areas of: diversity consideration, evidence-based practice, informatics, patient education, healthy literacy, health assessment questions, interprofessional collaboration and delegation, ethical and legal practice, home care considerations, safe practice alerts, QSEN, critical thinking exercises, and nursing care guidelines. NEW! Interprofessional collaboration and delegation content appears throughout the text along with new IPE activities that are integrated into the Evolve resources. NEW & UNIQUE! Review and exam questions tied to learning objectives use a building-block style approach that starts at lower Bloom's taxonomy levels in early chapters and builds to more complex levels as readers acquire more knowledge. NEW! Emphasis on assignment and delegation covers the differences between them and how and when they're appropriate for an RN. NEW! Content on complementary therapies has been integrated throughout the text to reflect the changes to the NCLEX exam. NEW! Additional information has been added in the areas of HCAHPS, Health Literacy, Patient Education, Drugs of Abuse, Zika, Ebola, and more.
Publication Date: 2019-02-18
Illustrated Study Guide for the NCLEX-PN® Exam by Who says studying has to be boring? The Illustrated Study Guide for the NCLEX-PN® Exam, 9th Edition uses colorful drawings and mnemonic cartoons to bring difficult concepts to life and help you recall the content you need to know to excel on the NCLEX-PN examination. Written in a concise and visually appealing outline format, this book makes learning and studying easier and more fun. The companion Evolve website includes more than 2,000 NCLEX exam-style review questions, including alternate item and Next Generation NCLEX® formats, and allows you to personalize your study by creating practice exams, identifying strengths and weaknesses, and reviewing answers and rationales. Access to this product, which may be at the discretion of your institution, is up to 3 years of online and perpetual offline access. Elsevier reserves the right to restrict or remove access due to changes in product portfolio or other market conditions. Testing Strategies for the NCLEX-PN Examination chapter addresses the challenges of the Next Generation NCLEX® and provides targeted strategies for success. UNIQUE! Mnemonic cartoons provide a fun, easy way to review and remember key nursing concepts and disease processes. More than 2,000 review questions on the companion Evolve website are available in both study and quiz modes and separated by content area, allowing customized review based on personal study needs. Examples of Next Generation NCLEX-style questions on the companion Evolve website familiarize you with these new types of questions. Answers and rationales are provided for all review questions. Test Alert! boxes highlight key concepts frequently found on the NCLEX examination. Alternate item format questions on the companion Evolve website prepare you for these question types on the NCLEX examination. UNIQUE! Appendixes for each chapter summarize medications and nursing procedures for quick reference. Nursing Priority boxes make it easier to distinguish priorities of nursing care. Pharmacology tables make key drug information easy to find, with high-alert medications noted by a special icon. Special icons distinguish pediatric and adult disorders and identify content on self-care and home care. A separate chapter on pharmacology and medication administration helps you focus on this area of emphasis on the NCLEX examination.
Publication Date: 2021-01-25
Lab Values Interpretation by ✓ Revisited Edition + Bonus Chapter ✓ This is the official textbook on Lab Values Interpretation created by Nurse Academy. Are you looking for a guide to quickly learn how to interpret laboratory values? If so, this is the right book for you. Lab Values Interpretation is a simple and easy to understand book that introduces the concept of lab values and their corresponding interpretations to those that are looking for a simple overview of the subject matter, while also providing a quick recap of the most important information for those that just want to refresh their memories. The skill of being able to interpret laboratory investigations and understanding the science behind them is very important in the medicine field. It is said that approximately 65-75% of decision making in medicine is done based on the results of laboratory tests. Hence, there is immense pressure on the need for health practitioners to correctly interpret lab values and what they mean in terms of a patient's health. This book is meant to alleviate some of those pressures by explaining the lab values of the most common tests. Laboratory values essentially provide data in an objective form that relates to the patient's health. Therefore, they can aid in the early diagnosis of diseases that have not yet had clinical manifestations, thereby leading to more effective management of such conditions. They can also aid in monitoring the progress of various diseases so that treatment can be modified accordingly. Needless to say, insufficient understanding of laboratory tests in a clinical setting can lead to misinterpretation of results, which in turn will jeopardize patient safety. In this book you will: Get an in-depth understanding of what lab values are and how they are determined. Learn how to correctly interpret the lab values of over 35 lab tests. Be able to objectively measure your patient's health. Use your new skills every single day at work. Be able to use this book as a point of reference for the normal range of lab values. Be able to test your knowledge with some questions that have been added to the last two chapters in the book. Additionally, in this book you will learn the interpretation of the lab values of tests that include the following: Basic Chemistry Panel Cardiovascular testing Endocrine testing Liver and Kidney testing Pregnancy and Genetic testing Hematology and Oncology testing Immunology testing Pulmonary testing As well as Gastrointestinal tests With this book, you can say goodbye to any jittery feeling you might previously have whenever you try to interpret lab values because this book will allow you to analyze lab values gotten from lab tests in a confident and fearless manner. Purchase this book now and begin learning how to interpret lab values of over 35 tests easily and correctly! Don't forget to drop a review if you enjoy the book and recommend the book to your fellow medical practitioners so that they can benefit from the knowledge in the book. We look forward to your feedback! ★★★★★ Nurse Academy
Publication Date: 2021-01-11
Mosby's Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests by Writing care plans, understanding and performing tests, and interpreting test results is made easier with Mosby's Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests, 6th Edition. This essential resource provides clear, concise overage of over 700 of the most commonly performed diagnostic and laboratory tests. Valuable in academic and clinical settings alike, it is beloved for its full-color design, user-friendly organization, and illustrations that help clarify keep concepts. Updated and streamlined content with new tests ensures you have the most relevant information. A new Diagnostic Testing for the Most Common Diseases section highlights the integration of medical testing as it relates to the top diseases or clinical syndromes. Tests are presented comprehensively and consistently, in a sequence that best simulates priorities in clinical practice. UNIQUE! Clinical Priorities boxes emphasize priorities and procedure considerations specific to understanding and performing tests. UNIQUE! Test Results and Clinical Significance sections describe the significance of the test findings and discuss the pathophysiology of the disease process and how it relates to the test result. UNIQUE! Home Care Responsibilities boxes focus on post-test factors for consideration. UNIQUE! Related Tests sections list additional tests related to the main test - including tests that provide similar information, confirmatory information, and other tests used to evaluate the same organ, disease process, or symptom complex. UNIQUE! Critical Values sections indicate test values of particular significance. UNIQUE! Icons indicate drugs that increase or decrease test values and patient teaching priorities. Age-Related Concerns boxes address pediatric and geriatric priorities. NEW and UPDATED! New tests have been added and outdated tests have been removed to reflect current best practices. NEW! A Diagnostic Testing for the Most Common Diseases section highlights the integration of medical testing as it relates to the top diseases or clinical syndromes.
Publication Date: 2017-10-27
NCLEX-PN Prep Plus by The NCLEX-PN exam is not just about what you know--it's about how you think. Kaplan's NCLEX-PN Prep Plus uses expert critical thinking strategies and targeted sample questions to help you put your expertise into practice, apply the knowledge you've gained in real-life situations, and face the exam with confidence. In NCLEX-PN Prep Plus, Kaplan's all-star nursing faculty teaches you essential strategies and critical-thinking techniques you need to apply your knowledge. We're so confident that NCLEX-RN Prep Plus offers the guidance you need that we guarantee it: After studying with our book and online resources, you'll pass the test--or your money back. Proven Strategies. Realistic Practice. 9 critical thinking pathways to break down what exam questions are asking 6 end-of-chapter practice sets to help you put critical thinking principles into action 2 full-length practice tests to gauge your progress--one in the book, one online Detailed rationales for all answer choices, correct and incorrect Techniques for mastering the computer adaptive test format Expert Guidance In-depth content review, organized along the exam's "Client Needs" framework 60 minutes of video tutorials on the ins and outs of the NCLEX-PN Kaplan's learning engineers and expert psychometricians ensure our practice questions and study materials are true to the test We invented test prep--Kaplan (www.kaptest.com) has been helping students for 80 years, and our proven strategies have helped legions of students achieve their dreams With NCLEX-PN Prep Plus you can study on-the-go. Log in from anywhere to watch video tutorials, review strategies, and take your online practice test.
Publication Date: 2020-03-03
Ned's Nose Is Running by If Ned doesn't give his report on the common cold, Ms. Nosering will get her nose out of joint. But Ned has a head cold and his nose is running like never before. When it jumps off his face and runs through the school, he knows he's in for it. Can Ned stop his runny nose before he gets a failing grade? Looking Glass Library is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades P-4.
Publication Date: 2009-09-01
Nursing Dosage Calculation Workbook by Are you a nursing student, or nurse, who has the basics of dosage calculations down and wants to take your abilities to the next level? If so, this book is for you! Although his book is intended to be used as an advanced workbook supplement to Wojcik, B & Hassen, C (2018) Dosage calculations for nursing students: Master dosage calculations in 24 hours the safe & easy way without formulas! ISBN 9781725638839, it will benefit anyone who has a basic knowledge of dosage calculations. The book's 777 problems cover 24 categories from basic unit conversions to complex critical care calculations. The answers to the problems are explained primarily using dimensional analysis. This book is organized into the following six units: Unit 1: Basic Math Problems and Military Time Rounding Numbers Roman Numerals Scientific Notation Military Time Unit 2: Conversions Unit Conversions Within the Metric System Unit Conversions Within the Household System Unit Conversions Between the Metric, Household and Apothecary Systems Unit 3: Dosage Calculations Dosage Calculations Level 1 Dosage Calculations Level 2 Dosage Calculations Level 3 Body Surface Area Dosing Calculations Pediatric Dosing Calculations Pediatric Maintenance Fluid Replacement Calculations Unit 4: IV Flow Rate Calculations IV Flow Rate Calculations Level 1 IV Flow Rate Calculations Level 2 IV Flow Rate Adjustment Calculations Heparin Infusion and Adjustment Calculations Unit 5: Percent and Ratio Strength Calculations Percent Percent Strength Percent Change Ratio Strength Unit 6: Miscellaneous Subjects Reconstitution Calculations Conversions Between mg and mEq Dosage Calculation Puzzles Self-Assessment Exam List of Abbreviations and Symbols Scroll Up To Get Yours Today!
Publication Date: 2019-03-10
Pro SQL Server 2019 Administration by Use this comprehensive guide for the SQL Server DBA, covering all that practicing database administrators need to know to get their daily work done. Updated for SQL Server 2019, this edition includes coverage of new features such as Memory-optimized TempDB Metadata, and Always Encrypted with Secure Enclaves. Other new content includes coverage of Query Store, resumable index operations, installation on Linux, and containerized SQL. Pro SQL Server 2019 Administration takes DBAs on a journey that begins with planning their SQL Server deployment and runs through installing and configuring the instance, administering and optimizing database objects, and ensuring that data is secure and highly available. Finally, readers will learn how to perform advanced maintenance and tuning techniques. This book teaches you to make the most of new SQL Server 2019 functionality, including Data Discovery and Classification. The book promotes best-practice installation, shows how to configure for scalability and high workloads, and demonstrates the gamut of database-level maintenance tasks such as index maintenance, database consistency checks, and table optimizations. What You Will Learn Install and configure SQL Server on Windows through the GUI and with PowerShell Install and configure SQL Server on Linux and in Containers Optimize tables through in-memory OLTP, table partitioning, and the creation of indexes Secure and encrypt data to protect against embarrassing data breaches Ensure 24x7x365 access through high-availability and disaster recovery features Back up your data to ensure against loss, and recover data when needed Perform routine maintenance tasks such as database consistency checks Troubleshoot and solve performance problems in SQL queries and in the database engine Who This Book Is For SQL Server DBAs who manage on-premise installations of SQL Server. This book is also useful for DBAs who wish to learn advanced features such as Query Store, Extended Events, Distributed Replay, and Policy-Based Management, or those who need to install SQL Server in a variety of environments.
Publication Date: 2019-10-19
Test Success by Build confidence and improve test scores. Success in nursing school starts here. A complete review of core concepts 900 questions (Alternate format, too!) Test-taking hints and rationales for correct and incorrect answers A complete review of core concepts, plus 900 questions based on the latest NCLEX© test plan build confidence and improve test scores from the beginning of nursing school. Master tricky alternate-format questions, even SATA (select all that apply), and develop efficient studying skills with test-taking tips and rationales for correct and incorrect responses. Purchase this title NEW and get 150 additional questions online plus all of the questions in the book. See what students are saying about the previous edition... Worth every penny. "I found this to be helpful from the very first chapter. I was able to apply the ideas to the very next test I took in nursing school and have found it changed the way I view nursing school. It breaks it down to the various types of questions asked and how to approach them. It teaches you to brush aside the distracting and unnecessary aspects of the questions and teaches you to hone in on what really is essential. It even helps you break down the dreaded 'select all that apply' questions. I highly recommend this book to any and all first-year nursing students." --Suzanne Chick Amazing. "The FA Davis Test Success book is amazing. In lecture, we're told how to deal with "nursing" questions but it can still be puzzling. The test success book is wonderful and gives you examples and explanations, and then a practice test to use the test-taking tips in and gauge your success." --Nina, Durham Technical Community College Great Techniques To Know BEFORE Starting School. "...this has helped tremendously. It breaks down the types of testing questions and gives hints on how to process it and choose the most correct answer. As well as ways to calm yourself on the day of the test and ways to prepare for test day. If you have test anxiety this will definitely help with calming your testing fears. I've read from several buyers of this book to read it before you start school and I definitely agree!" --J N Moore
Publication Date: 2020-01-31
Visual mnemonics pharmacology This book is about Pharmacology medical mnemonics with unique diagrammatic representation. It will cover the important medical topic in a very concise and beneficiary way to the medical students. The mnemonics will not will help you to memorize but also help you to picturise about the content. Most important feature of this book is that all the pictures are related to the mnemonic. This new edition contains 200+ Visual mnemonics and 500+ High-Yield Drug of Choice.