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This full-color, highly illustrated text for practical and vocational nursing programs includes material for all courses in LPN/LVN programs. Following the nursing process format, topics covered in this comprehensive text include: nursing skills, history and nursing organizations, legal and ethical issues, communication, cultural aspects, human development, health promotion, infection control, homeostasis, health care in the community, medical-surgical nursing, gerontological nursing,mental health and illness, maternal-child nursing, and leadership/work transition. Special boxes highlighting information relating to life cycle considerations, client teaching, home health care, safety, cultural considerations, infection control, and professional tips are found throughout. Supplements Classroom Manager 0-7668-0828-9 Student Study Guide 0-7668-0827-0 - 8 1/2" x 11", 320 pages
Incl. basic science of nursing; nurses' role in med-surg, mental health, maternal-child, aging, community settings.
NURSE SKILLS FOR SUCCESS: Holistic Care. Critical Thinking. Student Nurse Skills for Success. HISTORY AND NURSING ORGANIZATIONS: Nursing History, Education, and Organizations. The Health Care Delivery System. LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES: Legal Responsibilities. Ethical Responsibilities. COMMUNICATION: Communication. Nursing Process. Documentation. Client Teaching. CULTURAL ASPECTS OF NURSING: Cultural Diversity and Nursing. Alternative/Complementary Therapies. HUMAN DEVELOPMENT OVER THE LIFE SPAN: The Life Cycle. HEALTH PROMOTION: Wellness Concepts. Stress, Adaptation, and Anxiety. Grief, Loss, and Death. Basic Nutrition. Rest and Sleep. Safety/Hygiene. INFECTION CONTROL: Infection Control/Asepsis. Standard Precautions. HOMEOSTASIS: Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance. Medication Administration. MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING: Assessment. Pain Management. Diagnostic Tests. Anesthesia. Nursing Care of the Surgical Client. Nursing Care of the Oncology Client. Nursing Care of the Client: Respiratory System. Nursing Care of the Client: Cardiovascular System. Nursing Care of the Client: Blood and Lymph Systems. Nursing Care of the Client: Gastrointestinal System. Nursing Care of the Client: Reproductive System. Nursing Care of the Client: Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Nursing Care of the Client: Endocrine System. Nursing Care of the Client: Musculoskeletal System. Nursing Care of the Client: Immune System. Nursing Care of the Client: Integumentary System. Nursing Care of the Client: Nervous System. Nursing Care of the Client: Urinary System. Nursing Care of the Client: Sensory System. Nursing Care of the Client: Responding to Emergencies. MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE: Nursing Care of the Client: Mental Health and Illness. Nursing Care of the Client: Substance Abuse. MATERNAL/CHILD HEALTH NURSING: Prenatal Care. Complications of Pregnancy. The Birth Process. Postpartum Care. Newborn Care. Basics of Pediatric Care. Infants with Special Needs: Birth to 12 months. Common Problems: 1-18 Years. GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING: Nursing Care of the Older Client. HEALTH CARE IN THE COMMUNITY: Rehabilitation, Home Health, Long-Term Care, and Hospice. LEADERSHIP/WORK TRANSITION: Leadership/Work Transition.
Posted June 30, 2009
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