Illustrated Study Guide for the NCLEX-RN� Exam

ISBN-10: 0323039561
ISBN-13: 9780323039567
Edition: 6th 2006 (Revised)
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Description: Illustrated Study Guide for the NCLEX-RN Exam, 6th edition, covers the key nursing concepts and content areas found on the latest NCLEX-RN licensure examination. A concise outline format summarizes essential nursing content, enhanced by multiple  More...

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List price: $44.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 2/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.300
Language: English

Illustrated Study Guide for the NCLEX-RN Exam, 6th edition, covers the key nursing concepts and content areas found on the latest NCLEX-RN licensure examination. A concise outline format summarizes essential nursing content, enhanced by multiple illustrations, including many of the authors' popular mnemonic cartoons. The easy, colorful design includes a special Alert! feature that highlights frequently tested nursing concepts, and Nursing Priority boxes that identify priorities of care. The introductory chapter reviews the latest NCLEX test plan and new alternate item format questions, while separate chapters cover pharmacology and nursing management. The remaining chapters are organized by lifespan, basic nursing concepts, client populations, and body systems, for easy location of specific content. Chapter appendixes summarize related medications, diagnostic tests, and nursing procedures. NCLEX examination style review questions close every chapter, and a companion CD-ROM with over 1,500 questions (including alternate item formats) allows users to customize practice exams, and review answers and rationales.

Testing Strategies for the NCLEX-RN Examination
Test Plan
Successful Test Taking on the NCLEX
NCLEX Test-Taking Strategies
Tips for Test-Taking Success
Study Habits
Decrease Anxiety
Health Implications Across the Life Span
Growth and Development
Childhood Diseases
Poisoning
Long-Term Care
Long-Term Health Care
Rehabilitation
Home Health Care
Nutrition
Developmental Tasks
Concepts of Nursing Practice
Basic Human Needs
Steps of the Nursing Process
Health Assessment
Health Promotion
Health Teaching
Basic Nursing Skills
Immobility
Pain
Perioperative Care
General Postoperative Care
Nursing Procedure: Positioning
Analgesics
Preoperative Medications
Control Functions and Management
Legal Aspects
Ethical Concerns
Management Concepts
Pharmacology
General Concepts of Pharmacology
Medication Administration
Conversions
Abbreviations and Symbols
List of "Do Not Use" Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Symbols Approved by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
Homeostasis
Fluid and Electrolytes
Intravenous Fluid Replacement Therapy
Acid-Base Balance
Inflammation
Infection
Electrolyte Imbalances: Potassium
Medications to Correct Potassium Imbalance
Electrolyte Imbalances: Sodium
Medications to Correct Sodium Imbalance
Electrolyte Imbalances: Calcium
Medications to Correct Calcium Imbalance
Antiinflammatory Medications
Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs and Acetaminophen
Infection Control Procedures
Antibiotic Medications
Immune System
Physiology of the Immune System
Disorders of the Immune System
Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART)
Immunosuppressive Medications
Medications for Allergic Reactions
Abnormal Cell Growth
Characteristics of Cancer
Treatment of Cancer
Antineoplastic Agents
Psychiatric Nursing Concepts
Self-Concept
Body Image
Specific Situations of Altered Body Image and Nursing Intervention
Human Sexuality
Concept of Loss
Cultural Diversity
Psychosocial Assessment
Stress and Adaptation
Concept of Anxiety
Coping/Defense/Ego/Mental Mechanisms
Therapeutic Nursing Process
Intervention Modalities
Common Behavioral Patterns
Abuse
Understanding Defense Mechanisms
Psychiatric Disorders
Child-Related Disorders
Organic Mental Disorders
Personality Disorders
Substance Use Disorders
Affective Disorders
Schizophrenic Disorders
Antianxiety Agents
Antimanic Medications
Antidepressant Medications
Integumentary System
Physiology of the Skin
Disorders of the Skin
Medications Used in Skin Disorders
Topical Antibiotics for Burn Treatment
Sensory System
Physiology of the Eye
Disorders of the Eye
Physiology of the Ear
Disorders of the Ear
Ophthalmic and Hearing Diagnostics
Ophthalmic Medications
Nursing Procedure: Ear and Eye Irrigation
Endocrine System
Physiology of the Pituitary Gland
Disorders of the Pituitary Gland
Physiology of the Thyroid Gland
Disorders of the Thyroid Gland
Physiology of the Parathyroid
Disorders of the Parathyroid
Physiology of the Pancreas
Disorders of the Pancreas
Physiology of the Adrenals
Disorders of the Adrenals
Endocrine Diagnostics
Medications Used in Endocrine Disorders
Hematologic System
Physiology of the Blood
Disorders of Coagulation
Hematologic Diagnostics
Hematologic Medications
Blood Transfusions
Bone Marrow Transplant
Respiratory System
Physiology of the Respiratory System
Acute Respiratory Disorders
Pulmonary Diagnostics
Respiratory Medications
Sudden Airway Obstruction
Water-Sealed Chest Drainage
Artificial Airways
Suctioning Through Artificial Airways
Oxygen
Ventilators
Nursing Procedure: Sputum Specimen Collection
Vascular System
Physiology of the Vascular System
Disorders of the Vascular System
Vascular Diagnostics
Antihyperlipidemic Medications
Anticoagulants
Antiplatelet Medications
Antihypertensive Medications
Diuretics
Medications Used for Treatment of Shock
Vascular Access Lines
Cardiac System
Physiology of the Cardiac System
Disorders of the Cardiac System
Cardiac Diagnostics
Cardiac Medications
Cardiac Dysrhythmias
Pacemakers
Bedside Hemodynamic Monitoring
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Defibrillation
Gastrointestinal System
Physiology of the Gastrointestinal System
Disorders of the Gastrointestinal System
Gastrointestinal System Diagnostics
Antiemetics
Laxatives
Antidiarrheal Agents
Antiulcer
Intestinal Antibiotics
Total Parenteral Nutrition (Hyperalimentation)
Nursing Procedure: Nasogastric and Intestinal Tubes
Nursing Procedure: Tube Feeding
Nursing Procedure: Enemas
Nursing Procedure: Stool Specimen
Nursing Procedure: Care of the Client with an Ostomy
Hepatic and Biliary System
Physiology of the Hepatic and Biliary System
Disorders of the Hepatic System
Disorders of the Biliary Tract
Diagnostics of the Hepatic and Biliary System
Neurological System
Physiology of the Nervous System
Disorders of the Neurological System
Neurological System Diagnostics
Antiepileptics
Cholinergic (Anticholinesterase) Medications
Antiparkinsonism Agents
Seizure Disorders
Aphasia
Musculoskeletal System
Physiology of the Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue
Disorders of Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue
Diagnostic Studies
Medications
Amputations
Assistive Devices for Immobility
Reproductive System
Physiology of the Reproductive System
Disorders of the Reproductive System
Medications Used in Reproductive System Disorders
Hormone Replacement
Urinary-Renal System
Physiology of the Kidney and Urinary Tract
Disorders of the Urinary-Renal System
Diagnostics of the Urinary-Renal System
Renal Medications
Urinary Diversion
Nursing Procedure: Urine Specimen Collection
Nursing Procedure: Urinary Catheterization
Antepartum
Family Planning
Normal Pregnancy Cycle: Physiological Changes
Psychological Changes of the Expectant Family
Prenatal Care
Fetal Well-Being
Complications Associated with Pregnancy
Contraceptive Methods
Intrapartum and Postpartum
Labor and Delivery
Operative Obstetrics
Complications Associated with Labor and Delivery
Postpartal Assessment
Postpartum Nursing Care
Complications of the Puerperium
Magnesium Sulfate
Oxytocic Medications and Prostaglandins to Cause Uterine Contractions
Tocolytic Agents to Suppress Labor
Newborn
Healthy Newborn
High-Risk Newborn
Disorders of Maternal Origin
Normal Laboratory Data
State Boards of Nursing
Chapter Study Questions: Answers and Rationales
Index

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