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Overview

This quick-reference pocket guide focuses on difficult skills that LPNs/LVNs must perform accurately and safely to ensure optimal patient outcomes. Coverage includes data collection, physical examination, and patient communication; medication administration; I.V. therapy; wound care; specimen collection; and skills for specific body systems.

Information is presented in a highly organized format with abundant illustrations. Recurring icons include Equipment Challenge (suggestions for troubleshooting equipment), Red Flag (dangers, complications, and contraindications), Best Practice (evidence-based guidelines), and Life Stages (age-related variations).

This quick-reference pocket guide focuses on difficult skills that LPNs/LVNs must perform accurately and safely to ensure optimal patient outcomes. Coverage includes data collection, physical examination, and patient communication; medication administration; I.V. therapy; wound care; specimen collection; and skills for specific body systems. Information is presented in a highly organized format with abundant illustrations. Recurring icons include Equipment Challenge (suggestions for troubleshooting equipment), Red Flag (dangers, complications, and contraindications), Best Practice (evidence-based guidelines), and Life Stages (age-related variations).

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Reviewer: Mary Allen Carey, PhD (University of Oklahoma College of Nursing)
Description: This is a pocket guide to advanced skills for licensed practical nurses.
Purpose: It identifies 100 challenging skills that LPNs need to master, provides clear illustrations of the skills, and emphasizes skill-oriented dangers, key concepts, and helpful tips.
Audience: Licensed practical nurses are the target audience.
Features: The book addresses assessment, infection control, I.V. therapy and medication administration, cardiovascular care, respiratory care, neuromuscular care, gastrointestinal care, genitourinary care, and integumentary care. Special topics include cultural considerations in patient care, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and choking.
Assessment: Each section is broken down into sufficient detail to provide the information in a easy to retrieve format, making this guide comparable to others in the field.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582558318
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 2/1/2006
  • Series: Expert LPN Guides
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320

Table of Contents

1 Assessment 1
2 Infection control 26
3 I.V. therapy and medication administration 41
4 Cardiovascular care 72
5 Respiratory care 98
6 Neuromuscular care 149
7 Gastrointestinal care 174
8 Genitourinary care 217
9 Integumentary care 248
Cultural considerations in patient care 282
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation 288
Choking 290
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