Adult Health Nursing / Edition 5

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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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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer: Josie Martin Bowman, RN, MSN, DSN (East Carolina University )
Description: This is the fifth edition of an adult health nursing book is written for students who are pursuing a degree as a practical vocational nurse. It is a companion to Foundations of Nursing , 5th edition, by the same authors (Elsevier, 2006) and updated to reflect the most current and accurate information. The previous edition was published in 2003.
Purpose: The authors state that this book, either alone or with the companion, is the "perfect text (s) to meet all the educational needs of LPN/LVN in all health care settings." The authors describe the book as meeting the expanded role of the LPN/LVN. These objectives are worthy and the book is needed in this area of nursing.
Audience: Since the focus of the book is on LPN/LVN, the authors discuss care delivered and use of the nursing process in relation to the role of the LPN. The authors are both masters prepared nurses who have teaching experience in community colleges. They also have an LPN advisory board and contributors and reviewers from nursing programs across the U.S. to review the book for content and accuracy.
Features: The book covers care of clients with various disorders using a medical model in the titles. The chapters are organized using a framework of: etiology/pathophysiology, clinical manifestation, assessment, diagnostic tests, medical management, nursing diagnoses and nursing interventions, patient teaching and prognoses. The book includes skills, nursing care plans, safety considerations, health promotion, clinical pathway, nursing diagnoses, complementary and alternative therapies, teaching, older adults, and home health considerations. Throughout, it has identified LPN threads that reflect reading level evaluation, colorful objects at the beginning of each chapter, key points, and critical thinking questions.
Assessment: The book is readable and well organized. Colorful illustrations and tables pull out the important aspects and identify skills. The fifth edition presents a discussion of safety considerations and health promotion not covered in other books. In addition, the authors have added two new appendixes: one on the JCAHO list of dangerous abbreviations, acronyms, and symbols and one on laboratory reference values. I would recommend this book to students and educators in LPN/LVN programs.
From The Critics
Reviewer:Josie M. Bowman, DSN, RN(East Carolina University )
Description:This is the fifth edition of an adult health nursing book is written for students who are pursuing a degree as a practical vocational nurse. It is a companion to Foundations of Nursing, 5th edition, by the same authors (Elsevier, 2006) and updated to reflect the most current and accurate information. The previous edition was published in 2003.
Purpose:The authors state that this book, either alone or with the companion, is the "perfect text(s) to meet all the educational needs of LPN/LVN in all health care settings." The authors describe the book as meeting the expanded role of the LPN/LVN. These objectives are worthy and the book is needed in this area of nursing.
Audience:Since the focus of the book is on LPN/LVN, the authors discuss care delivered and use of the nursing process in relation to the role of the LPN. The authors are both masters prepared nurses who have teaching experience in community colleges. They also have an LPN advisory board and contributors and reviewers from nursing programs across the U.S. to review the book for content and accuracy.
Features:The book covers care of clients with various disorders using a medical model in the titles. The chapters are organized using a framework of: etiology/pathophysiology, clinical manifestation, assessment, diagnostic tests, medical management, nursing diagnoses and nursing interventions, patient teaching and prognoses. The book includes skills, nursing care plans, safety considerations, health promotion, clinical pathway, nursing diagnoses, complementary and alternative therapies, teaching, older adults, and home health considerations. Throughout, it has identified LPN threads that reflect reading level evaluation, colorful objects at the beginning of each chapter, key points, and critical thinking questions.
Assessment:The book is readable and well organized. Colorful illustrations and tables pull out the important aspects and identify skills. The fifth edition presents a discussion of safety considerations and health promotion not covered in other books. In addition, the authors have added two new appendixes: one on the JCAHO list of dangerous abbreviations, acronyms, and symbols and one on laboratory reference values. I would recommend this book to students and educators in LPN/LVN programs.
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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: 9780323039369
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 944
  • Product dimensions: 8.42 (w) x 10.86 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 1
2 Care of the Patient with an Immune Disorder 17
3 The Surgical Patient 29
4 Care of the Patient with an Integumentary Disorder 60
5 Care of the Patient with a Musculoskeletal Disorder 102
6 Care of the Patient with a Gastrointestinal Disorder 167
7 Care of the Patient with an Accessory Organ Disorder 213
8 Care of the Patient with a Cardiovascular Disorder 242
9 Care of the Patient with a Blood or Lymphatic Disorder 301
10 Care of the Patient with a Urinary Disorder 337
11 Care of the Patient with a Respiratory Disorder 381
12 Care of the Patient with an Endocrine Disorder 435
13 Care of the Patient with a Reproductive Disorder 478
14 Care of the Patient with an Eye and Ear Disorder 540
15 Care of the Patient with a Neurological Disorder 584
16 Care of the Patient with HIV Disease 635
17 Care of the Patient with Cancer 668
Answer Key 691
Illustration Credits 693
Glossary 696
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