LPN/LVN Student Nurse Handbook: Core Concepts and Essential Skills / Edition 1 by Nancy J. Brown | 9780130941824 | Other Format | Barnes & Noble
LPN/LVN Student Nurse Handbook: Core Concepts and Essential Skills / Edition 1

LPN/LVN Student Nurse Handbook: Core Concepts and Essential Skills / Edition 1

by Nancy J. Brown, Sandra M. Boyd, B. Gayle Twiname
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130941824

ISBN-13: 9780130941824

Pub. Date: 08/28/2002

Publisher: Prentice Hall

A dependable on-the-job or study companion for LPN/LVNs, this handbook focuses on the essential elements of five key areas essential for success as a professional practical or vocational nurse: 1) Mapping for Success addresses learning skills, effective resource management, and special performance issues; 2) Behavioral

Overview

A dependable on-the-job or study companion for LPN/LVNs, this handbook focuses on the essential elements of five key areas essential for success as a professional practical or vocational nurse: 1) Mapping for Success addresses learning skills, effective resource management, and special performance issues; 2) Behavioral Competencies discusses concepts and skills related to communication, documentation, patient teaching and the nursing process; 3) Core Issues explores universal healthcare issues with emphasis on essential skills related to each topic; 4) Advanced Skills provides helpful information relating to passing the NCLEXPN examination as well as advanced skills pertaining to leadership and management; and 5) Clinical Competencies focuses on LPN/LVN-specific core concepts and essential skills for topics ranging from drug calculation and infection control to electrolytes and IV infusion. Cases, examples, concept mapping prompts, and a CD for making customized flash/study cards make the handbook interactive. Recognizing Your Teaming Style. Time Management. Study and Test-taking Skills. Writing a Paper. Printed Resources. Faculty Variability. Assertiveness. Computers. Consumer Groups and Health Information. Legal Considerations. Risk Management. Communication. Documentation. Patient Teaching. Critical Thinking. Nursing Process and Clinical Pathways. Stress. Pain. Rehabilitation. Ageism. Sexuality. Culture. Spirituality. Death and Dying. Medication Issues and Drug Calculations. Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies. ECG. Nutrition. Infection Control. Endocrine Highlights. Highlights of Fluids, Electrolytes, and IV Infusion. Basics of ABG's. Passing the NCLEX-PN. Job-seeking Skills. Leadership/Management Skills. Transitioning from Student Nurse to Graduate Nurse and Beyond. For LPNs and LVNs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130941824
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Edition description:
BK&CD-ROM
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

I. MAPPING FOR YOUR SUCCESS.

Learning Skills.
1. Recognizing Your Learning Style. 2. Time Management. 3. Study and Test-taking Skills. 4. Writing a Paper.
Using Resources Effectively.
5. Printed Resources. 6. Computers. 7. Consumer Groups and Health Information.
Special Performance Issues.
8. Legal Considerations. 9. Risk Management.

II. BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES.

10. Communication.

11. Documentation.

12. Patient Teaching.

13. Critical Thinking.

14. Nursing Process and Clinical Pathways.

III. CORE ISSUES.

15. Stress.

16. Pain.

17. Rehabilitation.

18. Ageism.

19. Sexuality.

20. Culture.

21. Spirituality.

22. Death and Dying.

IV. CLINICAL COMPETENCIES.

23. Medication Issues and Drug Calculations.

24. Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies.

25. ECG.

26. Nutrition.

27. Infection Control.

28. Endocrine Highlights.

29. Highlights of Fluids, Electrolytes, and IV Infusion.

30. Basics of ABG's.

V. MAPPING FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUCCESS.

Requirements for Professional Practice.
31. Passing the NCLEX-PN.32. Job-seeking Skills.
Advanced Skills and Opportunities.
33. Leadership/Management Skills.34. Transitioning from Student Nurse to Graduate Nurse and Beyond.References.Index.

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