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Kozier and Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing [3rd Australian edition]

Kozier and Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing [3rd Australian edition]

Contemporary nursing in Australia and internationally is challenging, complex, dynamic and very rewarding. Many of the people we care for, both in the community and in hospitals, are older and sicker than they were a decade ago, often with complex health and psychosocial needs. This means that nurses today must be clinically competent, flexible and knowledgeable. T hey must have a broad and deep understanding of physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, epidemiology, therapeutics , culture, ethics and law, as well as a commitment to evidence-based practice . Today 's nurses have many roles and functions-clinician, educator, leader, researcher, to name just a few. They must be highly skilled with the ability to problem solve and they must possess sophisticated critica l thinking skills. Nurses must be lifelong learners and confident in the use of information and communication technology. They must be able to communicate effectively, with their clients , with each other and with other members of the health care team. Above all, they must care for people in ways that signify respect , acceptance, empathy, connectedness , cultural sensitivity and genuine concern.
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Kozier and Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing

Kozier and Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing

About the Authors xiii About the Australian Authors xv VOLUME2 Unit 6 xvii i Preface Our Core Philosophies Features Contributors xix Integral Aspects of Nursing xxi CHAPTER 26 Caring 504[r]

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Kozier and Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing

Kozier and Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing

Contents CHAPTER 15 CHAPTER 9 NURSING INFORMATICS VII 147 DOCUMENTING AND REPORTING 254 Ge neral Concepts 148 Ethical and Legal Considerations 255 CompUlers in Nursing and Midwifery Prac[r]

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Artificial Intelligence A Modern Approach (3rd Edition)

Artificial Intelligence A Modern Approach (3rd Edition)

Telecommunications II, T. P. Lee, C. A. Burrus Jr and R. H. Saul, Light-emitting diodes for telecommunications, pp. 467–507, edited by S. E. Miller and I. P. Kaminow, 1988, Copyright Elsevier 1988; Figure 7.20 from Lateral confinement InGaAsP superluminescent diode at 1.3 μ m in IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, QE19, p. 79, IEEE (Kaminow, I. P., Eisenstein, G., Stulz, L. W. and Dentai, A. G. 1983), © IEEE 1983, reproduced with permission; Figure 7.21 adapted from Figure 6, page 121 of AlGaInN resonant-cavity LED devices studied by electromodulated reflectance and carrier lifetime techniques in IEE Proceedings on Optoelectronics, vol. 152, no. 2, pp. 118–124, 8 April 2005, Institution of Engineering and Technology (Blume, G., Hosea, T. J. C., Sweeney, S. J., de Mierry, P., Lancefield, D. 2005), with per- mission from IET; Figure 7.22 (b) from Light-emitting diodes for optical fibre systems in Radio and Electronic Engineer (J. IERE), 51(7/8), p. 41, Institution of Engineering and Technology (Carter, A. C. 1981), with permission from IET; Figure 8.3 from Optical Communications Essentials (Telecommunications), McGraw-Hill Companies (Keiser, G. 2003), with permission of the McGraw-Hill Companies; Figure 8.19 (a) from Improved germanium avalanche photodiodes in IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, QE-16(9), pp. 1002–1007 (Mikami, O., Ando, H., Kanbe, H., Mikawa, T., Kaneda, T. and Toyama, Y. 1980), © IEEE 1980, reproduced with permission; Figure 8.19 (b) from High-sensitivity Hi-Lo germanium avalanche photodiode for 1.5 μ m wavelength optical communication in Electronic Letters, 20(13), pp. 552–553, Institution of Engineering and Technology (Niwa, M., Tashiro, Y., Minemura, K. and Iwasaki, H. 1984), with permission from IET; Figure 8.24 from Impact ionisation in multi-layer heterojunction structures in Electronic Letters, 16(12), pp. 467–468, Institution of Engineering and Technology (Chin, R., xxvi Acknowledgements
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Stock Returns and Fundamentals in the Australian Market

Stock Returns and Fundamentals in the Australian Market

Earning per share (EPS) is statistically significant in the first three models but after controlling for time variant effects, earning per share (EPS) turn statistically insignificant in model 4 and model 5. It shows that EPS is a time variant ratio. Stockholders may appreciate higher EPS in some years but in other years it may not be fully reflected in stock rate of return. Reported earnings that are used in formulation of EPS are quite sensitive to standards imposed by accounting bodies. We know that Australia adopted international accounting standards during our study period thus Australian investors may not have paid much attention to the change in this ratio over the years.
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Rules of Procedure. 3rd edition, June 1984

Where the committee responsible requests that its report be adopted by Parliament without debate, or where the committee has delivered an opinion on a Commission proposal without report [r]

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Artificial Intelligence A Modern Approach (3rd Edition)

Artificial Intelligence A Modern Approach (3rd Edition)

Chorus design provides better modularity than Mach design because the emulation subsystem uses different server processes to provide different UNIX facilities, as opposed to Mach in whic[r]

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Lifespan Development: a chronological approach [3rd Australasian edition]

Lifespan Development: a chronological approach [3rd Australasian edition]

t the Budget Based Funded Prog ramme a nd co nsultations with Indigenous commun ities as a means o f developing appropriate early childhood services t the link between culture and te mpe[r]

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Artificial Intelligence A Modern Approach (3rd Edition)

Artificial Intelligence A Modern Approach (3rd Edition)

Augmenting hill climbing with memory rather than randomness turns out to be a more effective approach. The basic idea is to store a “current best estimate” H(s) of the cost to reach the goal from each state that has been visited. H(s) starts out being just the heuristic estimate h(s) and is updated as the agent gains experience in the state space. Figure 4.23 shows a simple example in a one-dimensional state space. In (a), the agent seems to be stuck in a flat local minimum at the shaded state. Rather than staying where it is, the agent should follow what seems to be the best path to the goal given the current cost estimates for its neighbors. The estimated cost to reach the goal through a neighbor s is the cost to get to s plus the estimated cost to get to a goal from there—that is, c(s, a, s ) + H(s ). In the example, there are two actions, with estimated costs 1 + 9 and 1 + 2, so it seems best to move right. Now, it is clear that the cost estimate of 2 for the shaded state was overly optimistic. Since the best move cost 1 and led to a state that is at least 2 steps from a goal, the shaded state must be at least 3 steps from a goal, so its H should be updated accordingly, as shown in Figure 4.23(b). Continuing this process, the agent will move back and forth twice more, updating H each time and “flattening out” the local minimum until it escapes to the right.
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Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering 5th Edition pdf

Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering 5th Edition pdf

Probably the most common criticism of college textbooks is that they are too long. With most popular texts, the number of pages often increases with each new edition. This leads instructors and students to complain that it is impossible to cover all the topics in the text in a single term. After struggling with this concern (trying to decide what to delete without limiting the value of the text), we decided to divide the text into two components. The first is a set of ‘‘core’’ topics—sections of the text that are most commonly covered in an introductory materials course, and second, ‘‘supplementary’’ topics—sections of the text covered less frequently. Fur- thermore, we chose to provide only the core topics in print, but the entire text (both core and supplementary topics) is available on the CD-ROM that is included with the print component of Fundamentals. Decisions as to which topics to include in print and which to include only on the CD-ROM were based on the results of a recent survey of instructors and confirmed in developmental reviews. The result is a printed text of approximately 525 pages and an Interactive eText on the CD- ROM, which consists of, in addition to the complete text, a wealth of additional resources including interactive software modules, as discussed below.
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HTML, XHTML, and CSS Bible, 3rd Edition pdf

HTML, XHTML, and CSS Bible, 3rd Edition pdf

See also Web client Web servers, working of, 469 Web services SOAP, UDDI, and so on, 545 Web Services Description Language WSDL, 543, 673 Web site accessibility enhancing tools closed ca[r]

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PCs for Dummies Quick Reference, 3rd Edition pdf

PCs for Dummies Quick Reference, 3rd Edition pdf

S ome devices run all the time — a refrigerator, for example. Other devices must be turned on and off, which is done easily by using a common switch: The toaster’s large handle turns the thing on and automatically turns it off after producing toast of the desired toasti- ness. The oven, the dishwasher, the dryer, and other devices have dials and timers to turn themselves on and off. The water heater heats water automatically and turns itself on and off as needed. With a computer, you can just toss out the window all the on–off knowledge you’ve gained throughout your life. Although nothing could be simpler than flipping a light switch, few things in this life are as complex as turning a computer on — and fewer things are more daunting than turning the blasted computer off!
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Introduction to Algorithms 3rd Edition Sep 2010 pdf

Introduction to Algorithms 3rd Edition Sep 2010 pdf

M AXIMUM -S UBARRAY returns a tuple containing the indices that demarcate a maximum subarray, along with the sum of the values in a maximum subarray. Line 1 tests for the base case, where the subarray has just one element. A subar- ray with just one element has only one subarray—itself—and so line 2 returns a tuple with the starting and ending indices of just the one element, along with its value. Lines 3–11 handle the recursive case. Line 3 does the divide part, comput- ing the index mid of the midpoint. Let’s refer to the subarray AŒlow : : mid as the left subarray and to AŒmid C 1 : : high as the right subarray. Because we know that the subarray AŒlow : : high contains at least two elements, each of the left and right subarrays must have at least one element. Lines 4 and 5 conquer by recur- sively finding maximum subarrays within the left and right subarrays, respectively. Lines 6–11 form the combine part. Line 6 finds a maximum subarray that crosses the midpoint. (Recall that because line 6 solves a subproblem that is not a smaller instance of the original problem, we consider it to be in the combine part.) Line 7 tests whether the left subarray contains a subarray with the maximum sum, and line 8 returns that maximum subarray. Otherwise, line 9 tests whether the right subarray contains a subarray with the maximum sum, and line 10 returns that max- imum subarray. If neither the left nor right subarrays contain a subarray achieving the maximum sum, then a maximum subarray must cross the midpoint, and line 11 returns it.
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iPod & iTunes for Dummies 3rd Edition pdf

iPod & iTunes for Dummies 3rd Edition pdf

.On the web Backing Up the MusicMatch Jukebox Library Saving Multiple MusicMatch Jukebox Libraries Playing iPod Songs through MusicMatch Jukebox MusicMatch Jukebox Encoders Recording in [r]

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Effects of cod intake in pregnancy on iodine nutrition and infant development: study protocol for Mommy’s Food - a randomized controlled trial

Effects of cod intake in pregnancy on iodine nutrition and infant development: study protocol for Mommy’s Food - a randomized controlled trial

The continuous variables will be summarized as mean ± standard deviation (SD) and the categorical variables will be described in frequency and percent. The baseline characteristics will be compared by either the Student t- test for the continuous variables or χ 2 -test for the categorical data. All analyses will initially be done on an intention-to-treat basis (ITT) and all participants will be included in the analyses if the relevant outcome vari- ables have been collected. A per-protocol analysis will also be conducted for the primary and secondary outcome if there are a considerable number of protocol violators. For the primary outcome, a one-way ANCOVA will be used comparing differences in post- intervention UIC between the intervention group and the control group with the pre-intervention UIC as a co- variate, as it is believed that the post-intervention UIC will depend, to some degree, on the pre-intervention UIC. For the secondary outcome, we will use linear re- gression to compare the mean Bayley-III cognitive score, the language scores (receptive and expressive separately and as a composite score) and the motor scores (fine and gross motor separately and as a composite score) between the two groups. The Bayley-III scores will be used on a continuous scale and is expected to be normally distributed. We will also investigate potential effect modification by other nutrients and confounding factors. In the case of unanticipated differences occur- ring between the intervention and control group, we will adjust for that/those factor(s) in the analyses for both the primary and secondary outcome. For the other out- comes, we will use a variety of statistical approaches where the data may be used as predictors, mediators or moderators. These analyses will be based on plans of analyses for the specific research questions that are addressed. Multilevel linear modeling will be applied to assess longitudinally data. Statistically significance will be set at p < 0.05.
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An overview of a study into the role and function of the rural nurse in Australia

An overview of a study into the role and function of the rural nurse in Australia

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New literacies: everyday practices and social learning, 3rd edition

New literacies: everyday practices and social learning, 3rd edition

Contents fu~~ a Preface to the third edition Acknowledgements Xl Part 1 New Literacies: Concepts and Theory 1 From 'reading' to 'new' literacies 2 Literacies: practice, Discourse, and en[r]

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New literacies: everyday practices and social learning, 3rd edition

New literacies: everyday practices and social learning, 3rd edition

2008 Digital literacy and participation in online social networking spaces.. Knobel eds Digital Literacies: Concepts, Policies and Practices.[r]

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O'Reilly Managing Projects with GNU Make (3rd Edition) pdf

O'Reilly Managing Projects with GNU Make (3rd Edition) pdf

As I watched these trends, it had been in the back of my mind for about a decade to write a new edition of Managing Projects with make. But I sensed that someone with a broader range of professional experience than mine was required. Finally, Robert Mecklenburg came along and wowed us all at O’Reilly with his expertise. I was happy to let him take over the book and to retire to the role of kibitzer, which earns me a mention on the copyright page of this book. (Incidentally, we put the book under the GNU Free Documentation License to mirror the GPL status of GNU make .) Robert is too modest to tout his Ph.D., but the depth and precision of thinking he must have applied to that endeavor comes through clearly in this book. Perhaps more important to the book is his focus on practicality. He’s committed to making make work for you, and this commitment ranges from being alert about efficiency to being clever about making even typographical errors in makefiles self-documenting. This is a great moment: the creation of a new edition of one of O’Reilly’s earliest and most enduring books. Sit back and read about how an unassuming little tool at the background of almost every project embodies powers you never imagined. Don’t set- tle for creaky and unsatisfying makefiles—expand your potential today.
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JavaScript and jQuery The Missing Manual 3rd Edition[A4] pdf

JavaScript and jQuery The Missing Manual 3rd Edition[A4] pdf

If you’re a Superman fan, you probably know about Bizarro, an anti-hero who lived on a cubical planet named Htrae (Earth spelled backwards), had a uniform with a backwards S, and was generally the opposite of Superman in every way. When Bi- zarro said “Yes,” he really meant “No,” and when he said “No,” he really meant “Yes.” JavaScript programming has an equivalent type of character called the NOT opera- tor, which is represented by an exclamation mark (!). You’ve already seen the NOT operator used along with the equals sign to indicate “not equal to”: !=. But the NOT operator can be used by itself to completely reverse the results of a conditional statement; in other words, it can make false mean true, and true mean false. You use the NOT operator when you want to run some code based on a negative condition. For example, say you’ve created a variable named valid that contains a Boolean value of either true or false (see the box on page 66). You use this vari- able to track whether a visitor correctly filled out a form. When the visitor tries to submit the form, your JavaScript checks each form field to make sure it passes the requirements you set up (for example, the field can’t be empty and it has to have an email address in it). If there’s a problem, like the field is empty, you could then set valid to false (valid = false).
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