Foundations of Nursing / Edition 5

Foundations of Nursing / Edition 5

by Barbara Lauritsen Christensen, Elaine Oden Kockrow
     
 

ISBN-10: 0323033415

ISBN-13: 9780323033411

Pub. Date: 10/27/2005

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Well respected in the marketplace, FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING now provides only the fundamentals and skills content needed in the LPN/LVN curriculum. The anatomy and physiology and medical-surgical content formerly in FOUNDATIONS is now available in the accompanying text - ADULT HEALTH NURSING. Combined, these two books provide the latest and most important content that…  See more details below

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Well respected in the marketplace, FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING now provides only the fundamentals and skills content needed in the LPN/LVN curriculum. The anatomy and physiology and medical-surgical content formerly in FOUNDATIONS is now available in the accompanying text - ADULT HEALTH NURSING. Combined, these two books provide the latest and most important content that every LPN/LVN student needs. FOUNDATIONS correlates with ADULT HEALTH NURSING and is available separately or packaged with ADULT HEALTH NURSING.

FEATURES of FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING, 3RD EDITION:
* Nursing process framework provides a logical, consistent format.
* Essential nursing skills are presented in a clear, step-by-step format with rationales.
* Case-study-based Care Plans focus on patient outcomes and the latest NANDA nursing diagnoses, to prompt students to think of real world situations.
* Patient/Family Teaching and Older Adult Considerations are stressed in boxes and narrative to highlight these growing and vital nursing responsibilities.
* Medication Tables provide quick access to information on action, dosage, side effects, and nursing considerations for commonly used drugs.
* Critical Thinking Questions follow each care plan to promote clinical decision making abilities.
* Numerous boxes and tables highlight and summarize important content and hundreds of large, clear photographs and drawings promote learning.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323033411
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
10/27/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
1392
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Unit 1Basic Nursing Concepts1
1The Evolution of Nursing1
2Legal and Ethical Aspects of Nursing19
3Communication30
4Physical Assessment48
5Nursing Process and Critical Thinking73
6Documentation89
7Cultural and Ethnic Considerations107
8Life Span Development127
9Loss, Grief, Dying, and Death163
Unit 2Basic Nursing Skills186
10Admission, Transfer, and Discharge186
11Vital Signs203
12Medical/Surgical Asepsis and Infection Control231
13Safety268
14Body Mechanics and Patient Mobility287
15Pain Management, Comfort, Rest, and Sleep308
16Complementary and Alternative Therapies326
17Hygiene and Care of the Patient's Environment340
18Specimen Collection and Diagnostic Examination374
19Selected Nursing Skills409
Unit 3Basic Nursing Interventions496
20Basic Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy496
21Fluids and Electrolytes544
22Mathematics Review and Principles and Practice of Medication Administration563
23Emergency First Aid Nursing612
Unit 4Maternal and Neonatal Nursing638
24Health Promotion and Pregnancy638
25Labor and Delivery667
26Care of the Mother and Newborn667
27Care of the High-Risk Mother and Newborn736
Unit 5Pediatric Nursing772
28Health Promotion for the Infant, Child, and Adolescent772
29Basic Pediatric Nursing Care782
30Care of the Child with a Physical Disorder819
31Care of the Child with a Mental or Cognitive Disorder890
Unit 6Gerontologic Nursing901
32Health Promotion and Care of the Older Adult901
Unit 7Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing925
33Basic Concepts of Mental Health925
34Care of the Patient with a Psychiatric Disorder937
35Care of the Patient with an Addictive Personality959
Unit 8Community Health Nursing976
36Home Health Nursing976
37Long-Term Care990
38Rehabilitation Nursing1001
39Hospice Care1013
Unit 9From Graduate to Professional1026
40Professional Roles and Leadership1026
References and Suggested Readings1050
Illustration Credits1065
Glossary1069
Common Abbreviations1089
Chapter Challenge Answers1090

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