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The first edition of Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing rapidly became the textbook of choice for both students and instructors. By providing just the right level of coverage of the fundamental concepts and skills for the LPN/LVN student, combined with a superior teaching and learning package, this new edition will continue to be the textbook of choice for many years to come!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416052289
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/17/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 992
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Nursing and the health care system 1
2 Concepts of health, illness, and health promotion 11
3 Legal and ethical aspects of nursing 26
4 Overview of the nursing process and critical thinking 43
5 Assessment, nursing diagnosis, and planning 51
6 Implementation and evaluation 70
7 Documentation of nursing care 81
8 Communication and the nurse-patient relationship 99
9 Patient teaching for health promotion 113
10 Delegation, leadership, and management 120
11 Growth and development : infancy through adolescence 129
12 Adulthood and the family 148
13 Promoting healthy adaptation to aging 159
14 Cultural and spiritual aspects of patient care 168
15 Loss, grief, and the dying patient 182
16 Infection, protective mechanisms, and asepsis 197
17 Infection control in the hospital and home 222
18 Lifting, moving, and positioning patients 244
19 Assisting with hygiene, personal care, skin care, and the prevention of pressure ulcers 274
20 Patient environment and safety 301
21 Measuring vital signs 323
22 Assessing health status 355
23 Admitting, transferring, and discharging patients 379
24 Diagnostic tests and specimen collection 389
25 Fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance 419
26 Concepts of basic nutrition and cultural considerations 440
27 Diet therapy and assisted feeding 466
28 Assisting with respiration and oxygen delivery 491
29 Promoting urinary elimination 527
30 Promoting bowel elimination 561
31 Pain, comfort, and sleep 583
32 Complementary and alternative therapies 604
33 Pharmacology and preparation for drug administration 612
34 Administering oral, topical, and inhalant medications 633
35 Administering intradermal, subcutaneous, and intramuscular injections 664
36 Administering intravenous solutions and medications 694
37 Care of the surgical patient 726
38 Providing wound care and treating pressure ulcers 754
39 Promoting musculoskeletal function 784
40 Common physical care problems of the elderly 811
41 Common psychosocial care problems of the elderly 823
App. 1 NAPNES standards of practice for licensed practical/vocational nurses and NAPNES code for ethics 834
App. 2 Standard steps for all nursing procedures 835
App. 3 Standard precautions 837
App. 4 Most common laboratory test values 839
App. 5 Therapeutic diets 849
App. 6 Medical terminology 855
App. 7 Helpful phrases for communicating in Spanish 861
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