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Overview

The most targeted book for the 2010 NCLEX-RN exam: focused, "to the point" content highlighting the critical thinking skills NCLEX demands!

  • The definitive late-stage preparation tool for the new NCLEX-RN exam
  • Contains 16 case studies designed to strengthen candidates' management and judgment skills
  • Provides 900+ sample questions, all with clear, detailed Answer Rationales
  • Concise, easy-to-digest, modular content enables students to train at their own pace, even when only a few minutes are available

NCLEX-RN Exam Cram, Third Edition offers updated, concise coverage of every topic you need to study for the brand-new April 2010 NCLEX-RN registered nurse licensing exam. Drawing on extensive focus group feedback, this book blends the ideal level of discussion, drawings, tables and case studies into a format that's optimally designed for efficient study. Reflecting NCLEX-RN's focus on critical thinking, this book focuses not just on recalling clinical nursing facts, but on strengthening critical judgment and management skills. Areas of coverage include: pharmacology; infant and pediatric care; burns; eyes and ears; cancer; psychiatric disorders; cultural and legal issues; and major body systems including respiratory, renal, genitourinary, hemapotoietic, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, endocrine, cardiovascular, and neurological. This book includes popular Exam Cram features including the Cram Sheet, notes, tips, Exam Alerts, and much more. Three Practice Exams are printed in the book, and hundreds more questions are provided on the accompanying CD-ROM.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789744821
  • Publisher: Pearson IT Certification
  • Publication date: 12/7/2010
  • Series: Exam Cram Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 667
  • Sales rank: 429,275
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Wilda Rinehart received an Associate Degree in Nursing from Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville, Mississippi. After working as a staff nurse and charge nurse, she became a public health nurse and served in that capacity for a number of years. In 1975, she received her nurse practitioner certification in the area of obstetrics-gynecology from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. In 1979, she completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Mississippi University for Women. In 1980, she completed her Master of Science degree in Nursing from the same university and accepted a faculty position at Northeast Mississippi Community College, where she taught medical-surgical nursing and maternal-newborn nursing. In 1982, she founded Rinehart and Associates Nursing Consultants. For the past 26 years, she and her associates have worked with nursing graduates and schools of nursing to assist graduates to pass the National Council Licensure Exam for Nursing. She has also worked as a curriculum consultant with faculty to improve test construction. Ms. Rinehart has served as a convention speaker throughout the southeastern United States and as a reviewer of medical-surgical and obstetric texts. She has co-authored materials used in seminars presented by Rinehart and Associates Nursing Review. As the president of Rinehart and Associates, she serves as the coordinator of a company dedicated to improving the quality of health through nursing education.

Dr. Diann Sloan received an Associate Degree in Nursing from Northeast Mississippi Community College, a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Mississippi, and a Master of Science degree in Nursing from Mississippi University for Women. In addition to her nursing degrees, she holds a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University and a Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education, with minors in both Psychology and Educational Psychology, from Mississippi State University. She has completed additional graduate studies in healthcare administration at Western New England College and the University of Mississippi. Dr. Sloan has taught pediatric nursing, psychiatric mental health nursing, and medical surgical nursing in both associate degree and baccalaureate nursing programs. As a member of Rinehart and Associates Nursing Review, Dr. Sloan has conducted test construction workshops for faculty and nursing review seminars for both registered and practical nurse graduates. She has co-authored materials used in the item-writing workshops for nursing faculty and Rinehart and Associates Nursing Review. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau nursing honor society.

Clara Hurd received an Associate Degree in Nursing from Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville, Mississippi (1975). Her experiences in nursing are clinically based, having served as a staff nurse in medical-surgical nursing. She has worked as an oncology, intensive care, orthopedic, neurological, and pediatric nurse. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of North Alabama in Florence, Alabama, and her Master of Science degree in Nursing from the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Mississippi. Ms. Hurd is a certified nurse educator. She currently serves as a nurse educator consultant and an independent contractor. Ms. Hurd has taught in both associate degree and baccalaureate degree nursing programs. She was a faculty member of Mississippi University for Women; Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee; Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee; and Northeast Mississippi Community College. Ms. Hurd joined Rinehart and Associates in 1993. She has worked with students in preparing for the National Council Licensure Exam and with faculty as a consultant in writing test items. Ms. Hurd has also been a presenter at nursing conventions on various topics, including itemwriting for nursing faculty. Her primary professional goal is to prepare the student and graduate for excellence in the delivery of healthcare.

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Table of Contents

Introduction . . . . . 1

Welcome to the NCLEX-RN® Exam Cram . . . 1

Taking the Computerized Adaptive Test . . . 2

The Cost of the Exam . . . . 2

How to Prepare for the Exam . . . 2

How to Use This Book. . . . 3

About the Book . . . . 4

Contact the Authors . . . . 5

Self-Assessment . . . . 5

Testing Your Exam Readiness . . . 6

Chapter 1: Preparing for the National Council Exam for Registered Nurses . . 7

Preparing for the Exam . . . . 8

The CAT Exam . . . . 8

Testing Strategies. . . . 9

Read the Question Carefully . . . 10

Look for Keywords . . . . 10

Watch for Specific Details . . . 10

Eliminate Options That Are Clearly Wrong or Incorrect . . 11

Look for Similar Options . . . 11

Look for Opposite Answers . . . 12

Remember Legalities . . . . 12

Remember Infection Control . . . 12

Exam Prep Questions . . . . 13

Answer Rationales . . . . 15

Chapter 2: Pharmacology . . . . . 17

Three Areas of Pharmacology . . . 18

How Nurses Work with Pharmacology . . . 19

Time-released Drugs . . . . 20

Administering Medications . . . . 21

The Seven Rights of Administering Medication. . 21

Understanding and Identifying the Various Drugs. . 22

Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors . . 22

Beta Adrenergic Blockers . . . 23

Anti-Infectives (Aminoglycosides). . . 25

Benzodiazepines (Anticonvulsants/Antianxiety) . . 26

Phenothiazines (Antipsychotic/Antiemetic). . 28

Glucocorticoids . . . . 29

Antivirals. . . . 31

Cholesterol-Lowering Agents . . . 32

Angiotensin Receptor Blockers . . . 33

Histamine 2 Antagonists. . . 34

Proton Pump Inhibitors . . . 36

Anticoagulants . . . . 37

More Drug Identification Helpers . . . 38

Herbals . . . . . 38

Drug Schedules . . . . 39

Pregnancy Categories for Drugs. . . 40

Exam Prep Questions . . . . 41

Answer Rationales . . . . 43

Chapter 3: Caring for the Client with Disorders of the Respiratory System . . 45

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. . . 46

Chronic Bronchitis . . . . 46

Emphysema . . . . 46

Asthma . . . . 47

Acute Respiratory Infections . . . 47

Pneumonia . . . . 48

Pleurisy . . . . 49

Tuberculosis . . . . 50

Influenza . . . . 50

Acute Respiratory Failure. . . . 51

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome . . . 51

Pulmonary Embolus . . . . 52

Emerging Infections . . . . 53

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. . . 53

Legionnaire’s Disease . . . . 54

Diagnostic Tests for Review. . . . 55

Pharmacology Categories for Review. . . 55

Exam Prep Questions . . . . 57

Answer Rationales . . . . 59

Suggested Readings and Resources. . . 60

Chapter 4: Caring for the Client with Disorders of the Genitourinary System . . 61

Acute Glomerulonephritis . . . . 62

Chronic Glomerulonephritis . . . 63

End Stage Renal Disease . . . . 64

Peritoneal Dialysis. . . . 64

Hemodialysis . . . . 64

Renal Transplantation. . . . 65

Nephrotic Syndrome . . . . 65

Urinary Calculi . . . . 66

Urinary Tract Infections. . . . 67

Genitourinary Disorders . . . . 67

Prostatitis . . . . 67

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia . . . 68

Bladder Cancer . . . . 69

Diagnostic Tests for Review. . . . 70

Pharmacology Categories for Review. . . 70

Exam Prep Questions . . . . 72

Answer Rationales . . . . 74

Suggested Reading and Resources . . . 75

Chapter 5: Caring for the Client with Disorders of the Hematopoietic System . . 77

Anemia . . . . . 78

Pernicious Anemia. . . . 78

Aplastic Anemia . . . . 79

Sickle Cell Anemia . . . . 80

Iron Deficiency Anemia . . . 80

Cooley’s Anemia (Thalassemia Major) . . . 81

Hemophilia. . . . 81

Polycythemia Vera. . . . 82

Diagnostic Tests for Review. . . . 83

Pharmacology for Review . . . . 83

Exam Prep Questions . . . . 84

Answer Rationales . . . . 86

Suggested Reading and Resources . . . 87

Chapter 6: Caring for the Client with Disorders of Fluid and Electrolyte Balance and Acid/Base Balance. . . . 89

Basic Knowledge of Fluid and Electrolyte Balance . . 90

Regulation of pH and Its Effect on Fluid and Electrolytes. . 91

How the Body Regulates pH . . . 91

Metabolic Acidosis . . . . 91

Causes of Metabolic Acidosis. . . 91

Symptoms of Metabolic Acidosis . . . 92

Care of the Client with Metabolic Acidosis. . 92

Respiratory Acidosis . . . . 93

Causes of Respiratory Acidosis . . . 93

Symptoms of Respiratory Acidosis . . . 94

Caring for the Client with Respiratory Acidosis. . 94

Metabolic Alkalosis . . . . 95

Causes of Metabolic Alkalosis . . . 95

Symptoms of Metabolic Alkalosis . . . 95

Caring for the Client with Metabolic Alkalosis. . 96

Respiratory Alkalosis. . . . 96

Symptoms of Respiratory Alkalosis. . . 96

Care of the Client with Respiratory Alkalosis . . 97

Normal Electrolyte Values. . . . 97

Changes Associated with Aging. . . 98

Exam Prep Questions . . . . 100

Answer Rationales . . . . 102

Suggested Reading and Resources . . . 103

Chapter 7: Caring for the Client with Burns. . . . 105

Burn Classifications. . . . 106

Burn Measurement with TBSA. . . 108

Nursing Care for Burn Victims. . . 109

The Emergent Phase . . . 110

The Intermediate Phase . . . 113

Dressings for Burns. . . . 114

The Rehabilitative Phase . . . 115

Diagnostic Tests for Review. . . 116

Pharmacology Categories for Review. . . 116

Exam Prep Questions . . . . 117

Answer Rationales . . . . 119

Suggested Reading and Resources . . . 120

Chapter 8: Caring for the Client with Sensorineural Disorders . . . 121

Disorders of the Eyes . . . . 122

Intraocular Disorders . . . 122

Retinal Disorders. . . . 125

Refractive Errors . . . . 127

Traumatic Injuries . . . . 128

Visual Tests for Review. . . . 129

Pharmacology Categories for Review. . . 129

Ear Disorders. . . . 129

Otitis Externa. . . . 130

Otitis Media . . . . 130

Meniere’s Disease . . . . 130

Otosclerosis . . . . 131

Presbycusis . . . . 131

Ear Trauma. . . . 132

Assisting Clients with Hearing Loss. . . 132

Diagnostic Tests for Review. . . 132

Pharmacology Categories for Review. . . 133

Exam Prep Questions . . . . 134

Answer Rationales . . . . 136

Suggested Reading and Resources . . . 137

Chapter 9: Caring for the Client with Cancer. . . . 139

Cancer. . . . . 140

American Cancer Society’s Seven Warning Signs of Cancer . 140

The Four Major Categories of Cancer . . . 140

Risk Factors for Specific Cancers . . . 141

Cancer Prevention. . . . 143

Patient Teaching . . . . 143

Management of the Client with Cancer. . . 143

Radiation. . . . 144

Chemotherapy . . . . 145

Bone Marrow and Peripheral Stem Cell Transplantation (PSCT) . 147

Types of Transplants . . . . 148

Nursing Care After Transplantation. . . 148

Hodgkin’s Lymphoma . . . . 149

Diagnosis of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma . . . 150

Prognosis of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma . . . 150

Treatment of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. . . 150

Diagnostic Tests for Review. . . 151

Pharmacology for Review . . . . 152

Exam Prep Questions . . . . 154

Answer Rationales . . . . 156

Suggested Reading and Resources . . . 157

Chapter 10: Caring for the Client with Disorders of the Gastrointestinal System . . 159

Ulcers . . . . . 160

Types of Ulcers . . . . 160

Treatment of Ulcers . . . . 161

Inflammatory Bowel Disorders . . . 163

Crohn’s Disease (Regional Enteritis) . . . 163

Ulcerative Colitis. . . . 164

Diverticulitis. . . . 165

Diagnosis of Diverticulitis . . . 165

Treatment of Diverticulitis. . . 166

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) . . . 166

Diseases Associated with the Liver . . . 167

Hepatitis . . . . 167

Cirrhosis . . . . 172

Pancreatitis . . . . 174

Cholecystitis/Cholelithiasis . . . 176

Symptoms of Cholecystitis and Cholelithiasis. . 176

Diagnosis of Cholecystitis/Cholethiasis . . . 177

Treatment of Cholecystitis. . . 177

Treatment of Cholethiasis . . . 177

Clostridium Difficile. . . . 178

Food-Borne Illnesses . . . . 179

Diagnostic Tests for Review. . . 180

Pharmacology for Review . . . . 180

Exam Prep Questions . . . . 182

Answer Rationales . . . . 184

Suggested Reading and Resources . . . 185

Chapter 11: Caring for the Client with Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System . . 187

Fractures. . . . 188

Treating Fractures . . . . 188

Compartment Syndrome . . . 191

Osteomyelitis . . . . 192

Osteoporosis. . . . 193

Treatment of Osteoporosis. . . 194

Gout . . . . . 195

Treatment of the Client with Gout. . . 195

Rheumatoid Arthritis . . . . 195

Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis . . . 196

Musculoskeletal Surgical Procedures . . . 197

Fractured Hip and Hip Replacement . . . 197

Total Knee Replacement . . . 198

Amputations . . . . 199

Assistive Devices for Ambulation . . . 201

Crutches . . . . 201

Canes. . . . 202

Walkers . . . . 202

Diagnostic Tests for Review. . . 203

Pharmacology for Review . . . . 203

Exam Prep Questions . . . . 205

Answer Rationales . . . . 207

Suggested Reading and Resources . . . 208

Chapter 12: Caring for the Client with Disorders of the Endocrine System . . 209

The Endocrine System. . . . 210

Pituitary Disorders . . . . 210

Tumors of the Pituitary . . . 211

Thyroid Disorders . . . . 213

Hypothyroidism. . . . 213

Hyperthyroidism . . . . 214

Parathyroid Disorders. . . . 216

Hypoparathyroidism . . . . 216

Hyperparathyroidism . . . 217

Adrenal Gland Disorders . . . . 218

Adrenocortical Insufficiency (Addison’s Disease) . . 218

Adrenocortical Hypersecretion (Cushing’s Syndrome) or Cushing’s Disease. . . 219

Diabetes Mellitus. . . . 219

Diagnostic Tests for Review. . . 223

Pharmacology Categories for Review. . . 223

Exam Prep Questions . . . . 224

Answer Rationales . . . . 226

Suggested Reading and Resources . . . 227

Chapter 13: Caring for the Client with Disorders of the Cardiovascular System . . 229

Hypertension . . . . 230

Medications Used to Treat Hypertension . . 231

Heart Block . . . . 231

Toxicity to Medications . . . 233

Malfunction of the Conduction System . . . 233

Myocardial Infarction . . . . 234

Diagnosis of Myocardial Infarction . . . 235

Management of Myocardial Infarction Clients . . 236

Inflammatory Diseases of the Heart. . . 239

Infective Endocarditis . . . 239

Pericarditis . . . . 239

Buerger’s Disease. . . . 240

Thrombophlebitis . . . . 240

Raynaud’s Syndrome. . . . 241

Aneurysms . . . . 241

Congestive Heart Failure . . . . 242

Diagnostic Tests for Review. . . 242

Pharmacology Categories for Review. . . 243

Exam Prep Questions . . . . 244

Answer Rationales . . . . 246

Suggested Reading and Resources . . . 247

Chapter 14: Caring for the Client with Disorders of the Neurological System . . 249

Seizures. . . . . 250

Types of Seizures . . . . 250

Treatment of Seizure Clients. . . 252

Status Epilepticus . . . . 253

Brain Injuries . . . . 253

Epidural Hematomas . . . 254

Subdural Hematoma . . . . 254

Treatment of Epidural and Subdural Hematomas . . 254

Increased Intracranial Pressure . . . 255

Treatment of ICP . . . . 257

Neurological Assessment . . . . 258

Cranial Nerve Assessment . . . 258

Glasgow Coma Scale. . . . 259

Intracranial Pressure Monitors . . . 260

Care of the Client with Intracranial Surgery (Craniotomy) . . 260

Cerebrovascular Accident/Stroke . . . 262

Spinal Cord Injury . . . . 263

Treatment of Spinal Cord Injuries . . . 263

Potential Complications with SCI Clients. . 264

Guillain-Barré . . . . 265

Treating Clients with Guillian-Barré . . . 266

Degenerative Neurological Disorders . . . 266

Diagnostic Tests for Review. . . 267

Pharmacology for Review . . . . 267

Exam Prep Questions . . . . 269

Answer Rationales . . . . 271

Suggested Reading and Resources . . . 272

Chapter 15: Caring for the Client with Psychiatric Disorders . . . 273

Anxiety-Related Disorders . . . . 274

Generalized Anxiety Disorder . . . 274

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder . . . 275

Dissociative Identity Disorder . . . 275

Somatoform Disorder. . . 276

Panic Disorder . . . . 276

Phobic Disorders . . . . 277

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder . . . 277

Personality Disorders . . . . 278

Cluster A. . . . 278

Cluster B. . . . 279

Cluster C . . . . 280

Managing Clients with Personality Disorders. . 281

Psychotic Disorders . . . . 282

Schizophrenia. . . . 282

Bipolar Disorders . . . . 284

Substance Abuse . . . . 286

Alcoholism . . . . 286

Other Commonly Abused Substances . . . 288

Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence . . . 291

Conduct Disorder . . . . 291

Oppositional Defiant Disorder . . . 291

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. . . 291

Autistic Disorder . . . . 292

Eating Disorders . . . . 293

Diagnostic Tests for Review. . . 293

Pharmacology Categories for Review. . . 294

Exam Prep Questions . . . . 295

Answer Rationales . . . . 297

Suggested Reading and Resources . . . 298

Chapter 16: Caring for the Maternal/Infant Client. . . 299

Signs of Pregnancy . . . . 300

Presumptive Signs . . . . 300

Probable Signs . . . . 300

Positive Signs . . . . 301

Prenatal Care . . . . 301

Prenatal Diet and Weight Maintenance. . . 301

Alpha-Fetoprotein Screening. . . 301

Other Prenatal Diagnostic Tests . . . 302

Assessing Fetal Heart Tones . . . 303

Ultrasonography . . . . 303

Signs of Complications of Pregnancy. . . 303

Types of Abortions . . . . 304

Complications Affecting Pregnancy . . . 305

Diabetes in Pregnancy . . . 305

Preeclampsia. . . . 306

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation . . 307

Cord Prolapse . . . . 307

Abruptio Placenta . . . . 307

Placenta Previa. . . . 307

Maternal Infections. . . . 308

Preterm Labor . . . . 310

Intrapartal Care . . . . 311

Stages of Labor . . . . 311

Phases of Labor . . . . 312

Important Terms You Should Know. . . 312

Prelabor Testing . . . . 313

Fetal Monitoring . . . . 314

Pharmacologic Management of Labor. . . 316

Postpartum Care . . . . 317

Terms Associated with the Normal Newborn. . . 317

Rh Incompatibility . . . . 318

Contraception . . . . 319

Diagnostic Tests for Review. . . 320

Pharmacology Categories for Review. . . 321

Exam Prep Questions . . . . 322

Answer Rationales . . . . 324

Suggested Reading and Resources . . . 325

Chapter 17: Caring for the Pediatric Client . . . . 327

Growth and Development . . . . 328

Infant (28 Days to 1 Year) . . . 328

Toddler (1–3 Years) . . . . 330

Preschooler (3–5 Years) . . . 331

School Age (6–12 Years) . . . 332

Adolescence (12–18 Years) . . . 333

Congenital Anomalies. . . . 334

Anomalies of the Gastrointestinal System . . 334

Anomalies of the Musculoskeletal System . . 338

Anomalies of the Cardiovascular System . . 340

Inborn Errors of Metabolism . . . 343

Respiratory Disorders. . . . 344

Acute Otitis Media . . . . 345

Tonsillitis . . . . 346

Laryngotracheobronchitis . . . 347

Acute Epiglottitis. . . . 347

Bronchiolitis . . . . 348

Cystic Fibrosis (Mucoviscidosis) . . . 349

Gastrointestinal Disorders . . . . 350

Gastroenteritis . . . . 350

Pyloric Stenosis . . . . 350

Intussusception . . . . 351

Celiac (Gluten-Induced Enteropathy, Celiac Sprue) . . 351

Cardiovascular Disorders . . . . 351

Rheumatic Fever . . . . 352

Kawasaki’s Disease (Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome) . 353

Musculoskeletal Disorders . . . . 354

Scoliosis. . . . 354

Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease (Coxa Plana) . . 355

Muscular Dystrophies. . . 355

Childhood Cancer. . . . 356

Wilms Tumor (Nephroblastoma) . . . 356

Leukemia . . . . 356

Osteogenic Sarcoma (Osteosarcoma) . . . 357

Ingestion of Hazardous Substances . . . 357

Salicylate Overdose . . . . 357

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Overdose . . . 357

Lead (Plumbism) . . . . 358

Iron Poisoning . . . . 358

Diagnostic Tests for Review. . . 359

Pharmacology Categories for Review. . . 359

Exam Prep Questions . . . . 360

Answer Rationales . . . . 362

Suggested Reading and Resources . . . 363

Chapter 18: Emergency Nursing. . . . 365

The ABCDs of Emergency Care . . . 366

Airway . . . . 367

Breathing . . . . 367

Circulation . . . . 368

Deficits . . . . 369

Obtaining Client Information . . . 369

Trauma . . . . . 370

Head Injuries . . . . 370

Chest Injuries. . . . 371

Abdominal Injuries . . . . 371

Documenting and Protecting Forensic Evidence . . 372

Poisoning . . . . 373

Poisonous Stings and Bites . . . 374

Bioterrorism. . . . 375

Chemical and Biological Agents . . . 375

Nuclear Warfare . . . . 378

Triage Categories for Disaster Victims . . . 379

Diagnostic Tests for Review. . . 379

Pharmacology Categories for Review. . . 380

Exam Prep Questions . . . . 381

Answer Rationales . . . . 383

Suggested Reading and Resources . . . 384

Chapter 19: Cultural Practices Influencing Nursing Care. . . 385

Cultural Assessment . . . . 386

Understanding Client Beliefs. . . 386

Working with Clients Who Speak Different Languages. . 387

Healthcare of Hispanics/Latinos. . . 388

Time Considerations. . . . 389

Use of Nonverbal/Verbal Communication . . 389

Childbirth and Pain Response . . . 390

Healthcare of Native Americans and Alaskan Natives. . 390

Time Considerations. . . . 391

Use of Nonverbal/Verbal Communication . . 391

Childbirth and Pain Response . . . 391

Healthcare of Asian-Americans . . . 391

Time Considerations. . . . 393

Use of Nonverbal/Verbal Communication . . 393

Childbirth and Pain Response . . . 393

Healthcare of Arab-Americans . . . 393

Time Considerations. . . . 394

Use of Nonverbal/Verbal Communication . . 394

Childbirth and Pain Response . . . 394

Nursing Plan Dietary Considerations Across Cultures . . 395

Religious Beliefs and Refusal of Care Considerations . . 396

Exam Prep Questions . . . . 400

Answer Rationales . . . . 402

Suggested Reading and Resources . . . 403

Chapter 20: Legal Issues in Nursing Practice . . . . 405

Types of Laws . . . . 406

Statutory Laws/Regulatory Laws . . . 407

Civil Laws. . . . 407

Criminal Laws . . . . 407

Common Law . . . . 407

Code of Ethical Behavior in Nursing Practice . . 409

Legal Theories That Affect Nursing Practice . . 410

Negligence . . . . 410

Malpractice. . . . 410

Witnessing Consent for Care . . . 411

Tort . . . . 411

Assault and Battery . . . . 411

Fraud . . . . 411

Managing Client Care . . . . 411

Exam Prep Questions . . . . 417

Answers to Exam Questions. . . 419

Suggested Reading and Resources . . . 420

Practice Exam I . . . . 421

Practice Exam II . . . . 475

Answers to Practice Exam I . . . . 529

Answers to Practice Exam II. . . . 559

Appendix A: Things You Forgot . . . . 589

Appendix B: Need to Know More? . . . . 597

Appendix C: Calculations. . . . . 605

Appendix D: Most-Prescribed Medications in the United States . . . 609

Appendix E: Alphabetical Listing of Nursing Boards in the United States and Protectorates . 613

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    Don't have enough time to study?? This is the book to get!

    Wow I was amazed by this little book. Straight to the important details. I work over 50 hours a week. I could hardly keep my eyes open when I sat down to study. I sat with this book & did about 1 hour a day. It's all I could do but In less than a month I took & passed the NCLEX. Focus on your weakness not on your strength! Remember you don't have time to waste.. Good luck to all!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 15, 2010

    Helpful to have

    This book is helpful to have when preparing for NCLEX, but also during coursework testing. The questions found within are comparable to those found in the classroom setting as well as NCLEX. Great book and provides sturdy foundation when used in conjunction with other study and re-enforcement material.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2009

    Bought as a gift for a nursing graduate

    I purchased this as a gift for someone who was about to take the board and from what I've been told, this book is a good fit. Not only does it have questions and rationals, but also a software to practice. The book also contains of a detail list of materials that the NCLEX will cover.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2009

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    Good for Crash review.

    There is not much coverage and rationale of the answers. The data are generic and would not even be found in the NCLEX exam.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 6, 2009

    NCLEX-RN review

    The book was a helpful down & dirty review for thr NCLEX test. The practice tests were usefu; and the quick review card was great.

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  • Posted July 4, 2009

    Nursing students preparing for the NCLEX

    I would highly recommend Exam Cram NCLEX-RN for students preparing for the NCLEX examination. This book was very useful and helped me pass the NCLEX on the first time with 75 questions!!

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