ISBN-10:
1437727468
ISBN-13:
2901437727462
Pub. Date:
02/01/2013
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing / Edition 4

Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing / Edition 4

by Susan C. deWit Susan C. deWit
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Overview

Now part of the popular LPN Threads series, the second edition of this market-leading text provides all the essential information that the LPN/LVN nurse needs to practice in an expanded number of care settings, including the traditional hospital setting, the clinic, physician's office, long-term care facility, and the home. Heavily illustrated, the text's primary themes addressed include health promotion, communication and patient teaching, critical thinking, and cultural sensitivity in providing nursing care.
  • Over 465 full-color photographs and illustrations.
  • More than 75 skills that follow the nursing process are clearly presented in an action/rationale format.
  • Steps — a more concise versions of skills — are all in action/rationale format.
  • Overview of Structure and Function presents basic anatomy and physiology, including a section on aging.
  • Application of the Nursing Process includes nursing care plans to reinforce application.
  • Elder Care Points highlight changes that occur with aging and how they affect nursing care.
  • Home Care boxes highlight the necessary adaptations of nursing skills and techniques for the patient in the home care setting.
  • Patient Teaching boxes include guidelines to prevent illness, promote health, and develop self-care strategies.
  • Critical Thinking Activities help students develop problem-solving skills.
  • Theory Objectives and Clinical Practice Objectives in each chapter highlight the most important goals.
  • Think Critically About boxes encourage students to synthesize information and apply concepts.
  • Communication Cues present examples of nurse-patient dialogues and instructive therapeutic communication techniques.
  • Full-color LPN Threads design and content — with objectives, key terms, care plans with critical thinking activities, key points, study questions, and more.
  • NCLEX-PN® Examination Test Plan Comparison matches up text content with the test plan.
  • Complementary and Alternative Therapies chapter covers herbal and other nontraditional therapies used in patient care.
  • Delegation, Leadership, and Management chapter discusses the role of the LPN/LVN in a changing health care environment.
  • Health Promotion Points boxes highlight wellness and disease prevention.
  • Concept Maps help students visualize abstract processes by depicting relationships among a disorder's multiple symptoms, treatments, and side effects.
  • Critical Thinking Questions at the end of nursing care plans allow students to develop problem-solving skills based on the care plan scenario.
  • Includes the latest CDC hand hygiene guidelines and alcohol hand rub information, NHLB blood pressure guidelines, CPR guidelines, and information on pathogens such as "prions."
  • Includes patient safety goals in medication administration from Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).
  • Appendix on Spanish/English health care phrases.
  • NIC/NOC language for outcomes and interventions added to nursing process unit.
  • Accompanying student CD-ROM includes open-book quizzes, audio glossary, animations, audio clips, video clips, an English-Spanish glossary, and more.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901437727462
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 02/01/2013
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 960
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 11.50(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

I: INTRODUCTION TO NURSING AND THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM · Nursing and the Health Care System · Concepts of Health and Illness · Legal and Ethical Aspects of Nursing · II: THE NURSING PROCESS · Overview of the Nursing Process · Assessment, Nursing Diagnosis, and Planning · Implementation and Evaluation · III: COMMUNICATION IN NURSING · Communication and the Nurse-Patient Relationship · Documentation of Nursing Care · Patient Teaching · IV: DEVELOPMENTAL, PSYCHOSOCIAL, AND CULTURAL CONSIDERATIONS · Growth and Development: Infancy through Adolescence · Adulthood and the Family · Promoting Healthy Adaptation to Aging · Cultural and Spiritual Aspects of Patient Care · Loss, Grief, and the Dying Patient · V: BASIC NURSING SKILLS · Infection, Protective Mechanisms, and Asepsis · Infection Control in the Hospital and Home · Lifting, Moving, and Positioning Patients · Assisting with Hygiene, Personal Care, Skin Care, and the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers · Patient Environment and Safety · Measuring Vital Signs · Assessing Health Status · Admitting, Transferring, and Discharging Patients · Diagnostic Tests and Specimen Collection · VI: MEETING BASIC PHYSIOLOGIC NEEDS · Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance · Concepts of Basic Nutrition and Cultural Considerations · Diet Therapy and Assisted Feeding · Assisting with Respiration and Oxygen Delivery · Promoting Urinary Elimination · Promoting Bowel Elimination · Promoting Sleep and Comfort · VII: MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION · Pharmacology and Preparation for Drug Administration · Administering Oral, Topical, and Inhalant Medications · Administering Intradermal, Subcutaneous, and Intramuscular Injections · Administering Intravenous Solutions and Medications · VIII: CARE OF THE SURGICAL AND IMMOBILE PATIENT · Care of the Surgical Patient · Providing Wound Care and Treatment for Pressure Ulcers · Promoting Musculoskeletal Function · IX: CARING FOR THE ELDERLY · Common Physical Care Problems of the Elderly · Common Psychosocial Care Problems of the Elderly · Appendices · Answers to Study Questions

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