Foundations of Nursing / Edition 5

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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.

* 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.

The book contains both black-and-white and two- and four-color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Janice K. Warrington, MSNEd, RN (Delaware Technical & Community College)
Description: This comprehensive guide to the fundamentals of nursing practice covers everything from basic nursing concepts and skills to issues within various specialties of nursing. The previous edition was published in 2006.
Purpose: This book provides practical/vocational nursing students the fundamental knowledge required to provide safe, competent care for a wide variety of patients in all healthcare settings. The authors have done a nice job of pulling together all the aspects of nursing in a concise edition.
Audience: The book is written for licensed practical/vocational nursing students. Both editors are published authors in nursing education.
Features: Over 100 skills are presented in a step-by-step format with clearly defined nursing actions and rationales. Nursing care plans are presented in a case-study format and emphasize patient goals and outcomes. Nursing diagnosis boxes, screened and highlighted in the text, include nursing diagnoses for specific disorders paired with the appropriate nursing interventions. Patient 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. Cultural and ethnic considerations boxes include a variety of cultural scenarios that nurses may face when providing healthcare. Older adult considerations boxes provide age-specific information for the care of the aging population, which is often the primary focus of the LPN/LVN nurse. As with all of the Evolve products, the book includes online learning resources such as video clips, audio clips, and tutorials. A CD also accompanies the book.
Assessment: This is a nice addition to any library and provides a good foundation of nursing practice for LPN/LVN students. It is also a nice resource for any nurse.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323033411
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/27/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1392
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Unit 1 Basic Nursing Concepts 1
1 The Evolution of Nursing 1
2 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Nursing 19
3 Communication 30
4 Physical Assessment 48
5 Nursing Process and Critical Thinking 73
6 Documentation 89
7 Cultural and Ethnic Considerations 107
8 Life Span Development 127
9 Loss, Grief, Dying, and Death 163
Unit 2 Basic Nursing Skills 186
10 Admission, Transfer, and Discharge 186
11 Vital Signs 203
12 Medical/Surgical Asepsis and Infection Control 231
13 Safety 268
14 Body Mechanics and Patient Mobility 287
15 Pain Management, Comfort, Rest, and Sleep 308
16 Complementary and Alternative Therapies 326
17 Hygiene and Care of the Patient's Environment 340
18 Specimen Collection and Diagnostic Examination 374
19 Selected Nursing Skills 409
Unit 3 Basic Nursing Interventions 496
20 Basic Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy 496
21 Fluids and Electrolytes 544
22 Mathematics Review and Principles and Practice of Medication Administration 563
23 Emergency First Aid Nursing 612
Unit 4 Maternal and Neonatal Nursing 638
24 Health Promotion and Pregnancy 638
25 Labor and Delivery 667
26 Care of the Mother and Newborn 667
27 Care of the High-Risk Mother and Newborn 736
Unit 5 Pediatric Nursing 772
28 Health Promotion for the Infant, Child, and Adolescent 772
29 Basic Pediatric Nursing Care 782
30 Care of the Child with a Physical Disorder 819
31 Care of the Child with a Mental or Cognitive Disorder 890
Unit 6 Gerontologic Nursing 901
32 Health Promotion and Care of the Older Adult 901
Unit 7 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 925
33 Basic Concepts of Mental Health 925
34 Care of the Patient with a Psychiatric Disorder 937
35 Care of the Patient with an Addictive Personality 959
Unit 8 Community Health Nursing 976
36 Home Health Nursing 976
37 Long-Term Care 990
38 Rehabilitation Nursing 1001
39 Hospice Care 1013
Unit 9 From Graduate to Professional 1026
40 Professional Roles and Leadership 1026
References and Suggested Readings 1050
Illustration Credits 1065
Glossary 1069
Common Abbreviations 1089
Chapter Challenge Answers 1090
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