Psych Notes: Clinical Pocket Guide / Edition 2

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"The author should be commended for covering key mental health clinical features in this small easy to carry pocket guide. This will be valuable and extremely a quick reference guide in the clinical setting."-Jayalakshmi Jambunathan, PhD, MSN, MA, BSN, BSc, University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, for Doody Enterprises, review of 1st Edition.

This handy pocket guide delivers quick access to need-to-know information on basic behavioral theories, key aspects of psychiatric and crisis interventions, mental status assessments and exams, mental health history and assessment tools, and more.

The 1st Edition was an AJN Book of the Year award winner. Completely revised and thoroughly updated, the 2nd Edition delivers even more resources and tools. And, readers will continue to find all of the features that make the Davis's Notes series so popular.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803618534
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 9/28/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 227
  • Sales rank: 292,049
  • Product dimensions: 3.50 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Table of Contents

Tab 1 Basics

Tab 2 Assess

Tab 3 Disorders/Interventions

Tab 4 Drugs/Labs

Tab 5 Drugs A-Z

Tab 6 Crisis

Tab 7 Geri

Tab 8 Tools

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  • Posted December 25, 2011


    Good 2 have on the fly...

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  • Posted August 23, 2010

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    Very, helpful

    I use this reference at work everyday.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2009


    This little book is the perfect companion to any Nursing Student's Psychiatric Nursing class. I was told to purchase this book for the clinical portion of the class but I use it as my first reference/ resource to read for class. I love this book! It complies everything into clear relevant statements with extremely helpful charts and graphs. This is a must have for anyone taking a Psychiatric Nursing course anywhere!

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  • Posted March 23, 2009

    Psych Notes

    I LOVE this reference booklet!!! It is so quick and easy to flip through and it has a great base of information. My only regret is not getting one while I was studying for my undergrad degree!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2008

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    Being a first year Clinical Psychology student, I am thrilled to have received this pocketbook for Christmas! I begin Diagnostic Practicum this year and I know that I will be utilizing this pocketbook. Not only will it be a quick reference for Practicum purposes, I have already referenced it for some of my classes. The ''clinical pearls' for critical thinking that translate theory into clinical practice' are great for students and professionals alike. In addition, it is HIPPA and OSHA compliant.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2005

    Fantastic Clinical Guide!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Basic behavioral/psychological theories at a glance. 2. Provides key aspects of psych and crisis interventions. 3. General mental status assessments and exams, with focused assessments for adult and geriatric populations. 4. Essential information on psychotropic drugs at point-of-care. 5. Client/Family education tables, tips and strategies. 6. Cultural considerations and assessment tool. 7. Reusable mental health history and assessment tool, multiaxial assessment, CAGE, and many others. 8. Clinical pearls/Alerts throughout provide practical on-the-spot advice. Eight tabbed sections cover: *BASICS ¿ basic theories of personality development, biological implications (with tables and 4-color illustrations), Maslow¿s hierarchy, Informed Consent and other ethical-legal issues. *ASSESSMENT ¿ reusable history and assessment tool, mental status assessment, DSM-IV-TR multiaxial assessment tool & GAF scale, AIMS assessment tool, cultural considerations and assessment tool, documentation, and others. *PSYCH DISORDERS ¿ summarizes major categories of disorders: delirium, dementia, substance-related disorders, schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety, gender identity, eating, and personality disorders; and client/family education. *PSYCH INTERVENTIONS ¿ key aspects of therapeutic modalities, communication and nonverbal techniques, milieu, family and group therapy, cognitive behavioral, and complementary therapies. *PSYCHOTROPIC DRUGS ¿ drug classes and common psychotropics, including dosages, side effects and cautions, as well as alphabetical listing (with geriatric dose considerations) for point-of-care reference. *CRISIS ¿ includes crisis interventions, anger/aggression management, and suicide risk assessment, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. *GERIATRICS ¿ disorders and assessments specific to geriatric clients, including pharmacokinetics, elder abuse, suicide assessment, and medications and the elderly. *TOOLS ¿ DSM-IV-TR classifications and diagnostic codes, frequently used phone numbers, NANDA assigned to client behaviors, and psychiatric terminology. PLUS - Free access to the PsychNotes online 'additional resources' webpage, which includes a review of assessment tools, over 50 complete drug monographs that can be printed, client/family and professional resources, including hotline numbers and contact information for both client and professional organizations.

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