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Now in full color, this comprehensive Eighth Edition nursing text continues to meet the needs of practical/vocational nursing curriculum as one coherent source. Broad coverage includes anatomy and physiology; nursing process, growth and development; nursing skills; and, pharmacology. A solid foundation is also provided for medical-surgical, maternity, pediatric, and psychiatric-mental health nursing. Step-by step procedures are formatted in two-column presentation with rationale and numerous illustrations to show clearly all aspects of nursing procedures. Appendixes provide English-Spanish healthcare phrases, key abbreviations and acronyms, and more. Other new features include a section on study skills and home health care mentioned throughout the text.

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

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Editorial Reviews

New edition of a text first published in 1966 and most recently revised in 1985. Emphasis is on total patient care, and sociological and community health considerations are incorporated. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Mary Allen Carey, PhD (University of Oklahoma College of Nursing)
Description: This is the ninth edition of a nursing fundamentals textbook.
Purpose: It is intended as a comprehensive, all-in-one textbook on the basic LPN/LVN curriculum and all content areas of the NCLEX-PN. The objectives are worthy and the authors have met them.
Audience: Students enrolled in LPN/LVN programs are the intended audience.
Features: The book covers anatomy and physiology, nursing process, growth and development, nursing skills, pharmacology, medical-surgical nursing, maternal-neonatal nursing, pediatric nursing, and psychiatric/mental-health nursing.
Assessment: This is a user-friendly book with designs, illustrations, tables, and boxes that enhance the content.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780397544639
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 4/28/1985
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 988

Table of Contents

Unit I The Nature of Nursing
1 The Origins of Nursing 3
2 Beginning Your Nursing Career 12
3 The Healthcare Delivery System 24
4 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Nursing 38
Unit II Personal and Environmental Health
5 Basic Human Needs 53
6 Health and Wellness 60
7 Community Health 75
8 Transcultural Healthcare 85
Unit III Development Throughout the Life Cycle
9 The Family 103
10 Infancy and Childhood 113
11 Adolescence 127
12 Early and Middle Adulthood 134
13 Older Adulthood and Aging 141
14 Death and Dying 148
Unit IV Structure and Function
15 Organization of the Human Body 155
16 The Integumentary System 169
17 Fluid and Electrolyte Balance 179
18 The Musculoskeletal System 194
19 The Nervous System 215
20 The Endocrine System 231
21 The Sensory System 243
22 The Cardiovascular System 255
23 The Hematologic and Lymphatic Systems 268
24 The Immune System 281
25 The Respiratory System 290
26 The Digestive System 300
27 The Urinary System 314
28 The Male Reproductive System 326
29 The Female Reproductive System 332
Unit V Nutrition and Diet Therapy
30 Basic Nutrition 343
31 Transcultural and Social Aspects of Nutrition 371
32 Diet Therapy and Special Diets 381
Unit VI The Nursing Process
33 Introduction to the Nursing Process 405
34 Nursing Assessment 414
35 Nursing Diagnosis and Planning 421
36 Implementing and Evaluating Care 428
37 Documenting and Reporting 435
Unit VII Safety in the Healthcare Facility
38 The Healthcare Facility Environment 451
39 Emergency Preparedness 460
40 Microbiology and Defense Against Disease 468
41 Medical Asepsis 480
42 Infection Control 492
43 Emergency Care and First Aid 501
Unit VIII Client Care
44 Therapeutic Communication Skills 533
45 Admission, Transfer, and Discharge 546
46 Vital Signs 561
47 Data Collection in Client Care 582
48 Body Mechanics and Positioning 611
49 Beds and Bed Making 643
50 Personal Hygiene and Skin Care 653
51 Elimination 677
52 Specimen Collection 699
53 Bandages and Binders 714
54 Heat and Cold Applications 722
55 Client Comfort and Pain Management 733
56 Preoperative and Postoperative Care 743
57 Surgical Asepsis 766
58 Wound Care 780
59 Care of the Dying Person 791
Unit IX Pharmacology and Administration of Medications
60 Review of Mathematics 803
61 Introduction to Pharmacology 810
62 Classification of Medications 820
63 Administration of Medications 858
Unit X Maternal and Newborn Nursing
64 Normal Pregnancy 899
65 Normal Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Care 928
66 Care of the Normal Newborn 952
67 High-Risk Pregnancy and Childbirth 980
68 The High-Risk Newborn 1003
69 Sexuality, Fertility, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases 1015
Unit XI Pediatric Nursing
70 Fundamentals of Pediatric Nursing 1035
71 Care of the Infant, Toddler, or Preschooler 1061
72 Care of the School-Age Child or Adolescent 1106
73 The Child or Adolescent With Special Needs 1119
Unit XII Adult Care Nursing
74 Skin Disorders 1143
75 Disorders in Fluid and Electrolyte Balance 1164
76 Musculoskeletal Disorders 1175
77 Nervous System Disorders 1205
78 Endocrine Disorders 1236
79 Sensory System Disorders 1266
80 Cardiovascular Disorders 1286
81 Blood and Lymph Disorders 1315
82 Cancer 1332
83 Allergic, Immune, and Autoimmune Disorders 1350
84 HIV and AIDS 1360
85 Respiratory Disorders 1371
86 Oxygen Therapy and Respiratory Care 1402
87 Digestive Disorders 1419
88 Urinary Disorders 1462
89 Male Reproductive Disorders 1490
90 Female Reproductive Disorders 1506
Unit XIII Gerontological Nursing
91 Gerontology: The Aging Adult 1535
92 Dementias and Related Disorders 1552
Unit XIV Mental Health Nursing
93 Psychiatric Nursing 1569
94 Substance Abuse 1609
Unit XV Nursing in a Variety of Settings
95 Extended Care 1637
96 Rehabilitation Nursing 1644
97 Ambulatory Nursing 1661
98 Home Care Nursing 1670
99 Hospice Nursing 1677
Unit XVI The Transition to Practicing Nurse
100 From Student to Graduate Nurse 1693
101 Career Opportunities and Job-Seeking Skills 1705
102 Advancement and Leadership in Nursing 1719
Bibliography 1727
App. A Key English-to-Spanish Healthcare Phrases 1743
App. B Key Abbreviations and Acronyms Used in Healthcare 1746
App. C Normal Values and Reference Tables 1756
App. D Medical Terminology 1762
App. E Standard Precautions 1767
App. F Answers to NCLEX-Style Review Questions 1770
Glossary 1777
Index 1819
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