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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. Now with two multimedia CD-ROMs including an Audio Pronunciation CD-ROM and a Clinical Simulation of Wound Care of the Diabetic Patient.
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PART A: FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING Unit 1: The Nature of Nursing Chapter 1: The History of Nursing Chapter 2: Beginning a Nursing Career Chapter 3: The Healthcare Delivery System Chapter 4: Legal and Ethical Aspects of Nursing Unit 2: Personal and Environmental Health Chapter 5: Basic Human Needs Chapter 6: Health and Wellness Chapter 7: Community Health Chapter 8: Transcultural Healthcare Unit 3: Development Throughout the Life Cycle Chapter 9: The Family Chapter 10: Infancy and Childhood Chapter 11: Adolescence Chapter 12: Early and Middle Adulthood Chapter 13: Older Adulthood and Aging Chapter 14: Death and Dying Unit 4: Structure and Function Chapter 15: Organization of the Body Chapter 16: The Integumentary System Chapter 17: Fluid and Electrolyte Balance Chapter 18: The Musculoskeletal System Chapter 19: The Nervous System Chapter 20: The Endocrine System Chapter 21: The Sensory System Chapter 22: The Cardiovascular System Chapter 23: The Hematologic and Lymphatic Systems Chapter 24: The Immune System Chapter 25: The Respiratory System Chapter 26: The Digestive System Chapter 27: The Urinary System Chapter 28: The Male Reproductive System Chapter 29: The Female Reproductive System Unit 5: Nutrition and Diet Therapy Chapter 30: Basic Nutrition Chapter 31: Transcultural and Social Aspects of Nutrition Chapter 32: Diet Therapy and Special Diets PART B: NURSING CARE SKILLS Unit 6: The Nursing Process Chapter 33: Introduction to the Nursing Process Chapter 34: Nursing Assessment Chapter 35: Diagnosis and Planning Chapter 36: Implementing and Evaluating Care Chapter 37: Documenting and Reporting Unit 7: Safety in the Healthcare Facility Chapter 38: The Healthcare Facility Environment Chapter 39: Emergency Preparedness Chapter 40: Microbiology and Defense Against Disease Chapter 41: Medical Asepsis Chapter 42: Infection Control Chapter 43: First Aid Unit 8: Client Care Chapter 44: Therapeutic Communication Skills Chapter 45: Admission, Transfer, and Discharge Chapter 46: Vital Signs Chapter 47: Data Collection in Health Care Chapter 48: Body Mechanics and Positioning Chapter 49: Beds and Bedmaking Chapter 50: Personal Hygiene and Skin Care Chapter 51: Elimination Chapter 52: Specimen Collection Chapter 53: Bandages and Binders Chapter 54: Heat and Cold Application Chapter 55: Client Comfort and Pain Management Chapter 56: Preoperative and Postoperative Care Chapter 57: Surgical Asepsis Chapter 58: Wound Care Chapter 59: Care of the Dying Person Unit 9: Pharmacology and Administration of Medications Chapter 60: Review of Mathematics Chapter 61: Introduction to Pharmacology Chapter 62: Classification of Medications Chapter 63: Administration of Medications PART C: NURSING THROUGHOUT THE LIFE CYCLE Unit 10: Maternal and Newborn Nursing Chapter 64: Normal Pregnancy Chapter 65: Normal Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Care Chapter 66: Care of the Normal Newborn Chapter 67: High-Risk Pregnancy and Childbirth Chapter 68: The High-Risk Newborn Chapter 69: Sexuality, Fertility, and STDs Unit 11: Pediatric Nursing Chapter 70: Fundamentals of Pediatric Nursing Chapter 71: Care of the Infant, Toddler, or Preschooler Chapter 72: Care of the School-Age Child or Adolescent Chapter 73: The Child or Adolescent with Special Needs Unit 12
PART D: YOUR CAREER