Foundations and Adult Health Nursing - Pageburst Digital Book (Retail Access Card) / Edition 6

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This is a Pageburst digital textbook; Part of the popular LPN Threads series, this comprehensive text includes in-depth discussions of fundamental concepts and skills, plus medical-surgical content to help you provide safe and effective care in the fast-paced healthcare environment. Easy-to-read content, an enhanced focus on preparing for the NCLEX® Examination, and a wealth of tips and study tools make Foundations and Adult Health Nursing, 6th Edition, your must-have text!

  • All-in-one reference includes fundamentals, skills, maternity, pediatric, geriatric, mental health, community, anatomy and physiology, and medical-surgical content - everything you need in one convenient text.
  • 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.
  • The Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology chapter and an overview of A&P at the beginning of all body systems chapters provide a clear, basic understanding of A&P that LPN/LVNs need to know.
  • 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.
  • Over 100 skills in a step-by-step format with full-color illustrations present clearly defined nursing actions and rationales for 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.
  • 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 Considerations 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323094498
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 6/4/2010
  • Edition number: 6
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Table of Contents

UNIT ONE: BASIC NURSING CONCEPTS

Chapter 1: The Evolution of Nursing

Chapter 2: Legal and Ethical Aspects of Nursing

Chapter 3: Communication

Chapter 4: Vital Signs

Chapter 5: Physical Assessment

Chapter 6: Nursing Process and Critical Thinking

Chapter 7: Documentation

Chapter 8: Cultural and Ethnic Considerations

Chapter 9: Life Span Development

Chapter 10: Loss, Grief, Dying, and Death

UNIT TWO: BASIC NURSING SKILLS

Chapter 11: Admission, Transfer, and Discharge

Chapter 12: Medical-Surgical Asepsis and Infection Control

Chapter 13: Surgical Wound Care

Chapter 14: Safety

Chapter 15: Body Mechanics and Patient Mobility

Chapter 16: Pain Management, Comfort, Rest, and Sleep

Chapter 17: Complementary and Alternative Therapies

Chapter 18: Hygiene and Care of the Patient’s Environment

Chapter 19: Specimen Collection and Diagnostic Examination

Chapter 20: Selected Nursing Skills

UNIT THREE: BASIC NURSING INTERVENTIONS

Chapter 21: Basic Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy

Chapter 22: Fluids and Electrolytes

Chapter 23: Mathematics Review and Medication Administration

Chapter 24: Emergency First Aid Nursing

UNIT FOUR: MATERNAL AND NEONATAL NURSING

Chapter 25: Health Promotion and Pregnancy

Chapter 26: Labor and Delivery

Chapter 27: Care of the Mother and Newborn

Chapter 28: Care of the High-Risk Mother, Newborn, and Family with Special Needs

UNIT FIVE: PEDIATRIC NURSING

Chapter 29: Health Promotion for the Infant, Child, and Adolescent

Chapter 30: Basic Pediatric Nursing Care

Chapter 31: Care of the Child with a Physical Disorder

Chapter 32: Care of the Child with a Mental or Cognitive Disorder

UNIT SIX: GERONTOLOGIC NURSING

Chapter 33: Health Promotion and Care of the Older Adult

UNIT SEVEN: PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSING

Chapter 34: Basic Concepts of Mental Health

Chapter 35: Care of the Patient with a Psychiatric Disorder

Chapter 36: Care of the Patient with an Addictive Personality

UNIT EIGHT: COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING

Chapter 37: Home Health Nursing

Chapter 38: Long-Term Care

Chapter 39: Rehabilitation Nursing

Chapter 40: Hospice Care

UNIT NINE: ADULT HEALTH NURSING

Chapter 41: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

Chapter 42: Care of the Surgical Patient

Chapter 43: Care of the Patient with an Integumentary Disorder

Chapter 44: Care of the Patient with a Musculoskeletal Disorder

Chapter 45: Care of the Patient with a Gastrointestinal Disorder

Chapter 46: Care of the Patient with a Gallbladder, Liver, Biliary Tract, or Exocrine Pancreatic Disorder

Chapter 47: Care of the Patient with a Blood or Lymphatic Disorder

Chapter 48: Care of the Patient with a Cardiovascular or a Peripheral Vascular Disorder

Chapter 49: Care of the Patient with a Respiratory Disorder

Chapter 50: Care of the Patient with a Urinary Disorder

Chapter 51: Care of the Patient with an Endocrine Disorder

Chapter 52: Care of the Patient with a Reproductive Disorder

Chapter 53: Care of the Patient with a Visual or Auditory Disorder

Chapter 54: Care of the Patient with a Neurologic Disorder

Chapter 55: Care of the Patient with an Immune Disorder

Chapter 56: Care of the Patient with HIV/AIDS

Chapter 57: Care of the Patient with Cancer

UNIT TEN: FROM GRADUATE TO PROFESSIONAL

Chapter 58: Professional Roles and Leadership

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