Foundations of Adult Health Nursing / Edition 3

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FOUNDATIONS OF ADULT HEALTH NURSING 3rd EDITION is a comprehensive user-friendly resource for a medical-surgical nursing course of study. Thoroughly updated throughout, this text follows the Nursing Process format. Clinical chapters include Nursing Management sections for each disorder, emphasizing the nurse's role in providing competent client care. In addition, Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) and Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) have been identified in each Nursing Care Plan. All nursing diagnoses have been updated against the latest NANDA definitions and classifications. An important new chapter on Rehabilitation, Home Health, Long-Term Care and Hospice has been added that defines the nurses role, explains legal issues, and discusses appropriate client assessments and interventions in each healthcare setting. Each chapter contains a Case Study with critical thinking questions designed to assist the reader through the nursing process and to develop a customized plan of care for the client in the scenario. Abundant special features, NCLEX style questions, and the loaded new StudyWARE CD-ROM make this an engaging, student-friendly text.

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Reviewer: Anne E Roy, BSN, MS, GNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: This book provides a comprehensive coverage of common medical/surgical conditions most frequently encountered by vocational/practical nurses. This second edition, a split of the 2000 edition of Foundations of Nursing, contains revisions for inclusion of Nursing Management of each disorder, underscoring the importance of the nurse's role in provision of competent client care.
Purpose: In order to present the comprehensive management of each medical/surgical condition, pharmacological, dietary, and activity aspects of treatment are indicated along with nursing management to provide a basis of holistic client care. The text appears to be as up-to-date as possible, considering the constant changes in medical treatment. Using special topics such as life cycle considerations, community/home health care, critical thinking and cultural considerations, specific information is highlighted.
Audience: This text is written for the practical/vocational nurse and contains all the fundamental information needed to develop an adult medical/surgical curriculum. It contains a variety of teaching methods-Nursing Care plans using Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) and Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC), Case Studies to encourage critical thinking in the nursing process of development of individualized client plans of care, as well as Summary and Review Questions, References/Suggested Readings, and Resources. The author, active in Nurse and Practical Nurse Examiners' Educational Advisory Committees and former faculty at DelMar College in Corpus Christi, Texas is well prepared to compile this text. In addition, her collaborators represent faculty across the country.
Features: The text covers the presentation of conditions in medical/surgical clients grouped by units of function such as oxygenation and perfusion, digestion and elimination, mobility, coordination and regulation. The systems involved are discussed; medical/surgical management of the condition and its interrelated systems are presented; the nursing management is given; and then the nursing process is applied. Depth is provided by the inclusion of life cycle considerations, client teaching related to the disorder, and professional tips-to ensure quality care. Summary and review questions are used at the end of each chapter to reinforce the material and its use. The appendices provide a variety of unique offerings, including an immunization chart for children and adolescents, a Spanish dictionary of common words in nursing usage, and a list of abbreviations and acronyms.
Assessment: As compared to other similar texts, this book contains a well-thought-out format for development of holistic nursing care. With well-placed emphasis on the user's understanding of the relationship of disorders to multiple body systems, and the discussion of cultural and age specific aspects of care, it offers an improvement over the standard medical /surgical text, which often treats each system separately. I felt that the second edition was justified in its incorporation of current learning concepts and current considerations affecting care planning.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781428317758
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/22/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 730
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Lois Elain Wacker White earned a diploma in nursing from Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Springfield, Illinois; an Associate degree in Science from Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas A & I University—Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas; a Master of Science in Education from Corpus Christi State University, Corpus Christi, Texas; and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in education administration—community college from the University of Texas, Austin, Texas. She has taught at Del Mar college, Corpus Christi, Texas, in both the Associate Degree Nursing program and the Vocational Nursing program. For 14 years she was also chairperson of the Department of Vocational Nurse Education. Dr. White has taught fundamentals of nursing, mental health/mental illness, medical-surgical nursing, and maternal/newborn nursing. Her professional career has also included 15 years of clinical practice. Dr. White has served on the Nursing Education Advisory Committee of the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas and the Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners, which developed competencies expected of graduates for each level of nursing. She maintains membership in the Texas Association of Vocational Nurse Educators, Sigma Theta Tau, American Nurses Association, and the National League for Nursing.

Working as an RN for 36 years as a clinician and educator has equipped Gena with a wide range of nursing experiences and varied skills to meet the educational needs of today's students. She has a MSEd and MSN. During her professional career, Gena served as a staff nurse, assistant head nurse of a medical-surgical unit, continuing education instructor, associate professor in an LPN, LPN-RN, and ADN program, and director of an associate degree nursing program. She has taught LPN, ADN, BSN, and MSN nursing students. As a faculty member she taught many nursing courses and served on a statewide curriculum committee for a state college. As director of an associate degree nursing program, she was instrumental in starting and obtaining state board approval of an LPN-RN nursing program. She also assisted with the development of an associate degree program in a state college. Her master's research thesis was titled, An Investigation of Learning Styles of Practical and Baccalaureate Students. The results of the study are published in the Journal of Nursing Education. She has co-authored six textbooks, two foundations of nursing texts, two medical-surgical textbooks, a foundations of maternal and pediatric nursing, and a transitions text for LPN to RN students. Gena presented the topic Clinical Practicum: Ready or Not, at the Health Occupations Students of America 2010 Education Symposium. She has been an active member of Sigma Theta Tau.

Wendy Baumle earned a bachelor of science in nursing from The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, and a master's degree in nursing from The Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio. She has taught at Lutheran College, Fort Wayne, Indiana; James. A. Rhodes State College, in Lima, Ohio; and at Northwest State Community College, Archbold, Ohio. With 20 years as a clinician, educator, school district health coordinator, and academician, Wendy has taught advanced standing LPN to RN transition, nursing theory, fundamentals of nursing, medical-surgical nursing, pediatrics, obstetrics, pharmacology, anatomy and physiology, and ethics in healthcare in practical nursing, associate nursing, and advanced standing transition degree programs. She has membership in a number of professional nursing organizations, such as Sigma Theta Tau, the American Nurses Association, the National League for Nursing, and the Ohio Nurses Association. Currently, Wendy is a nursing instructor at Northwest State Community College in Ohio.

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Table of Contents

Unit 1 Essential Concepts. 1. Anesthesia. 2. Surgery. 3. Oncology. Unit 2 Nursing Care of the Client. Oxygenation and Perfusion. 4. Respiratory System 5. Cardiovascular System. 6. Hematologic and Lymphatic Systems. Unit 3 Nursing Care of the Client. Digestion and Elimination. 7. Gastrointestinal System. 8. Urinary System. Unit 4 Nursing Care of the Client. Mobility, Coordination, and Regulation. 9. Musculoskeletal System. 10. Neurological System. 11. Sensory System. 12. Endocrine System. Unit 5 Nursing Care of the Client. Reproductive and Sexual Health. 13. Reproductive System. 14. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Unit6 Nursing Care of the Client. Body Defenses. 15. Integumentary System. 16. Immune System. Unit 7 Nursing Care of the Client. Physical and Mental Integrity. 17. Mental Illness. 18. Substance Abuse. Unit 8 Nursing Care of the Client. Older Adult. 19. The Older Adult. Unit 9 Nursing Care of the Client. Health Care in the Community. 20. Rehabilitation, Home Health, Long-Term Care and Hospice. Unit 10 Applications. 21. Responding to Emergencies. 22. Integration. Appendix A. NANDA Nursing Diagnoses 2009-2011. Appendix B; Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule. Appendix C. Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Symbols. Appendix D. English/Spanish Words and Phrases. Glossary. Index.

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