Contemporary Practical/Vocational Nursing / Edition 7

Contemporary Practical/Vocational Nursing / Edition 7

by Corrine R. Kurzen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1609136926

ISBN-13: 9781609136925

Pub. Date: 10/03/2011

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

This text offers LPN/LVN students a basic introduction to the nursing profession, with an emphasis on lifeong learning and career planning. The author's strong belief in the importance of a career in nursing and the value of service to others is woven throughout this easy-to-understand text.

The seventh edition of Contemporary Practical/Vocational

Overview

This text offers LPN/LVN students a basic introduction to the nursing profession, with an emphasis on lifeong learning and career planning. The author's strong belief in the importance of a career in nursing and the value of service to others is woven throughout this easy-to-understand text.

The seventh edition of Contemporary Practical/Vocational Nursing incorporates a persistent emphasis on life-long learning and career planning. Practical/vocational nursing students must prepare themselves to work and live in a world where computers and technology pervade our lives and influence how we live and work. In this new world, the work of the practical nurse will continue to be one of direct service to others. Personal characteristics and qualities are as important as medical knowledge and nursing skills. The personal characteristics and qualities of nurses that contribute to quality nursing care are covered throughout the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609136925
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
10/03/2011
Edition description:
Seventh
Pages:
417
Sales rank:
291,342
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Unit IGetting Started
1Adjusting to Student Life3
2The Student Nurse as a Person34
3Communication Skills58
4Education for Nursing80
5The NCLEX-PN101
Unit IIUnderstanding Your Profession
6Nursing From Past to Present117
7The Health Care System136
8The Health Care Team161
9Providing Patient Care181
Unit IIIPreparing for Successful Practice
10Ethical Issues in Health Care217
11Legally Responsible Nursing Practice236
12Leadership Skills255
13Management Skills275
Unit IVMoving Forward
14Beginning Your Nursing Career297
15Current Issues and Future Concerns330
Appendices
AStress Management Techniques359
BControlled Substances--Uses and Effects363
CCommon Sexually Transmitted Diseases367
DAndrews/Boyle Transcultural Nursing Assessment Guide370
EDirectory of Nursing and Health-Related Organizations376
FNFLPN Nursing Practice Standards for the Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse387
GNAPNES Standards of Practice for Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses391
HNLN Entry-Level Competencies of Graduates of Educational Programs in Practical Nursing393
IComplementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Dictionary of Terms396
Index399

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