Adult Health Nursing / Edition 6

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Overview

Part of the popular LPN Threads series, this comprehensive text includes all of the vital medical-surgical and anatomy and physiology content you need to know. From an introduction to A&P to discussions of disorders by body system and beyond, Adult Health Nursing, 6th Edition, is an indispensable reference.

  • 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.
  • Chapters begin with an overview of anatomy and physiology, providing a clear, basic understanding of A&P that LPN/LVNs need to know.
  • The consistent, logical framework of the nursing process connects specific disorders to patient care.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • An emphasis on communication features real-life examples of nurse-patient dialogue and illustrates practical guidelines for effective communication.
  • 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.
  • Complementary and Alternative Therapy boxes includes disorder-specific therapies, precautions, and possible side effects of non-traditional treatments.
  • 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.

Textbook format, illust., key point summaries & Q&As. Org. by body system; nursing intervention info.

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Reviewer: Josie Martin Bowman, RN, MSN, DSN (East Carolina University )
Description: Part of the LPN Threads series and a companion to Foundations of Nursing, 6th edition, by the same authors (Elsevier, 2011), this book focuses on the medical-surgical and anatomy and physiology content, organized by body system. The previous edition was published in 2006.
Purpose: The purpose is "to educate the practical/vocational nursing students in medical-surgical nursing with an overview of anatomy and physiology."
Audience: Students in practical/vocational nursing programs are the intended audience.
Features: After an introductory chapter on anatomy and physiology, subsequent chapters use a systems approach to address various disorders and also focus on the surgical patient and patients with immune disorders, HIV/AIDS, and cancer. Chapters list key terms with phonetic pronunciation at the beginning. A glossary, also with phonetic pronunciations, helps those new to medical terminology. Numerous color photos and tables enhance learning. One shortcoming is the lack of a discussion of the concepts of pain and pain management.
Assessment: This book presents concepts important in a basic nursing program.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323057363
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 3/12/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 864
  • Sales rank: 630,519
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

Chapter 2: Care of the Surgical Patient

Chapter 3: Care of the Patient with an Integumentary Disorder

Chapter 4: Care of the Patient with a Musculoskeletal Disorder

Chapter 5: Care of the Patient with a Gastrointestinal Disorder

Chapter 6: Care of the Patient with a Gallbladder, Liver, Biliary Tract, or Exocrine Pancreatic Disorder

Chapter 7: Care of the Patient with a Blood or Lymphatic Disorder

Chapter 8: Care of the Patient with a Cardiovascular or a Peripheral Vascular Disorder

Chapter 9: Care of the Patient with a Respiratory Disorder

Chapter 10: Care of the Patient with a Urinary Disorder

Chapter 11: Care of the Patient with an Endocrine Disorder

Chapter 12: Care of the Patient with a Reproductive Disorder

Chapter 13: Care of the Patient with a Visual or Auditory Disorder

Chapter 14: Care of the Patient with a Neurologic Disorder

Chapter 15: Care of the Patient with an Immune Disorder

Chapter 16: Care of the Patient with HIV/AIDS

Chapter 17: Care of the Patient with Cancer

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