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Foundations of Nursing

ISBN-10: 0323057322
ISBN-13: 9780323057325
Edition: 6th 2010
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Description: Part of the popular LPN Threads series, this comprehensive text prepares you for safe and effective nursing practice in today's fast-paced healthcare environment. Covering maternal and neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, mental health, and community  More...

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Book details

List price: $85.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 3/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1392
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 5.324
Language: English

Part of the popular LPN Threads series, this comprehensive text prepares you for safe and effective nursing practice in today's fast-paced healthcare environment. Covering maternal and neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, mental health, and community nursing, Foundations of Nursing, 6th Edition, includes all of the essential LPN/LVN content you need. Companion CD includes animations and audio clips depicting physiologic processes, physical assessment video clips, an English/Spanish glossary with definitions and audio pronunciations, an anatomy coloring book, and a fluid and electrolytes tutorial.The consistent, logical framework of the nursing process connects specific disorders to patient care.A mathematics review chapter provides a complete review of basic arithmetic skills and practice in drug dosage calculation to ensure safe medication administration.Safety Alert boxes help you implement The Joint Commission's safety guidelines in all settings, with considerations for special populations.Nursing Diagnosis boxes, screened and highlighted in the text, include nursing diagnoses for specific disorders paired with the appropriate nursing interventions.More than 100 skills in a step-by-step format with full-color illustrations present clearly defined nursing actions with rationales for the skills and techniques you'll use in practice.Medication tables are meticulously detailed and provide quick access to action, dosage, precautions, and nursing considerations for commonly used drugs.Nursing Care Plans, presented in a case-study format, emphasize patient goals and outcomes and end with Critical Thinking Questions to develop your clinical decision-making skills.Coordinated Care boxes emphasize parameters for prioritizing tasks, as well as assigning tasks to and supervising unlicensed assistive personnel.Patient Teaching boxes and Family Teaching boxes include post-hospital discharge guidelines and disease prevention instructions with a strong focus on three-way communication among the nurse, patient, and family members.Life Span Considerations for Older Adults boxes provide age-specific information for the care of the aging population, which is often the primary focus of the LPN/LVN nurse.Home Care Considerations boxes discuss the issues facing patients and caregivers in the home health care setting.Health Promotion boxes provide key information on staying healthy and preventing disease, with tips on wellness from Healthy People 2010.Cultural Considerations boxes discuss how to address the health needs of a culturally diverse patient population when planning care. Enhanced focus on the NCLEX® Examination offers end-of-chapter Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! sections with key points for self-guided study and remediation and an extensive set of review questions for thorough self-assessment. Additional review questions on Evolve provide instant feedback with correct answer and rationale for even more test-taking practice.Evidence-Based Practice boxes summarize the latest research findings and highlight how they apply to LPN/LVN practice.Updated, vibrant full-color design highlights key information and enhances your understanding of important concepts.

Basic Nursing Concepts
The Evolution of Nursing
Legal and Ethical Aspects of Nursing
Communication
Vital Signs
Physical Assessment
Nursing Process and Critical Thinking
Documentation
Cultural and Ethnic Considerations
Life Span Development
Loss, Grief, Dying, and Death
Basic Nursing Skills
Admission, Transfer, and Discharge
Medical-Surgical Asepsis and Infection Control
Surgical Wound Care
Safety
Body Mechanics and Patient Mobility
Pain Management, Comfort, Rest, and Sleep
Complementary and Alternative Therapies
Hygiene and Care of the Patient's Environment
Specimen Collection and Diagnostic Examination
Selected Nursing Skills
Basic Nursing Interventions
Basic Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy
Fluids and Electrolytes
Mathematics Review and Medication Administration
Emergency First Aid Nursing
Maternal And Neonatal Nursing
Health Promotion and Pregnancy
Labor and Delivery
Care of the Mother and Newborn
Care of the High-Risk Mother, Newborn, and Family with Special Needs
Pediatric Nursing
Health Promotion for the Infant, Child, and Adolescent
Basic Pediatric Nursing Care
Care of the Child with a Physical Disorder
Care of the Child with a Mental or Cognitive Disorder
Gerontologic Nursing
Health Promotion and Care of the Older Adult
Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
Basic Concepts of Mental Health
Care of the Patient with a Psychiatric Disorder
Care of the Patient with an Addictive Personality
Community Health Nursing
Home Health Nursing
Long-Term Care
Rehabilitation Nursing
Hospice Care
From Graduate to Professional
Professional Roles and Leadership

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