ISBN: 9780323073103
Page Count: 864
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $70.95

Adult Health Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 6th Edition

by Barbara Lauritsen Christensen, RN, MS and Elaine Oden Kockrow, RN, MS
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
ISBN: 9780323073103
Page Count: 864
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $70.95
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Part of the popular LPN Threads series, this comprehensive text includes all of the vital medical-surgical and anatomy and physiology content you need to know. From an introduction to A&P to discussions of disorders by body system and beyond, Adult Health Nursing, 6th Edition, is an indispensable reference.

    • Companion CD includes animations and audio clips depicting physiologic processes, physical assessment video clips, an English/Spanish glossary with definitions and audio pronunciations, an anatomy coloring book, and a fluid and electrolytes tutorial.
    • Chapters begin with an overview of anatomy and physiology, providing a clear, basic understanding of A&P that LPN/LVNs need to know.
    • The consistent, logical framework of the nursing process connects specific disorders to patient care.
    • Safety Alert boxes help you implement The Joint Commission’s safety guidelines in all settings, with considerations for special populations.
    • Nursing Diagnosis boxes, screened and highlighted in the text, include nursing diagnoses for specific disorders paired with the appropriate nursing interventions.
    • Skills in a step-by-step format with full-color illustrations present clearly defined nursing actions with rationales for the skills and techniques you’ll use in practice.
    • Medication tables are meticulously detailed and provide quick access to action, dosage, precautions, and nursing considerations for commonly used drugs.
    • Nursing Care Plans, presented in a case-study format, emphasize patient goals and outcomes and end with Critical Thinking Questions to develop your clinical decision-making skills.
    • An emphasis on communication features real-life examples of nurse-patient dialogue and illustrates practical guidelines for effective communication.
    • Patient Teaching boxes and Family Teaching boxes include post-hospital discharge guidelines and disease prevention instructions with a strong focus on three-way communication among the nurse, patient, and family members.
    • Life Span Considerations for Older Adults boxes provide age-specific information for the care of the aging population, which is often the primary focus of the LPN/LVN nurse.
    • Home Care Considerations boxes discuss the issues facing patients and caregivers in the home health care setting.
    • Health Promotion boxes provide key information on staying healthy and preventing disease, with tips on wellness from Healthy People 2010.
    • Cultural Considerations boxes discuss how to address the health needs of a culturally diverse patient population when planning care.
    • Complementary and Alternative Therapy boxes includes disorder-specific therapies, precautions, and possible side effects of non-traditional treatments.
    • Enhanced focus on the NCLEX® Examination offers end-of-chapter Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! sections with key points for self-guided study and remediation and an extensive set of review questions for thorough self-assessment. Additional review questions on Evolve provide instant feedback with correct answer and rationale for even more test-taking practice.
    • Evidence-Based Practice boxes summarize the latest research findings and highlight how they apply to LPN/LVN practice.
    • Updated, vibrant full-color design highlights key information and enhances your understanding of important concepts.
  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

    Chapter 2: Care of the Surgical Patient

    Chapter 3: Care of the Patient with an Integumentary Disorder

    Chapter 4: Care of the Patient with a Musculoskeletal Disorder

    Chapter 5: Care of the Patient with a Gastrointestinal Disorder

    Chapter 6: Care of the Patient with a Gallbladder, Liver, Biliary Tract, or Exocrine Pancreatic Disorder

    Chapter 7: Care of the Patient with a Blood or Lymphatic Disorder

    Chapter 8: Care of the Patient with a Cardiovascular or a Peripheral Vascular Disorder

    Chapter 9: Care of the Patient with a Respiratory Disorder

    Chapter 10: Care of the Patient with a Urinary Disorder

    Chapter 11: Care of the Patient with an Endocrine Disorder

    Chapter 12: Care of the Patient with a Reproductive Disorder

    Chapter 13: Care of the Patient with a Visual or Auditory Disorder

    Chapter 14: Care of the Patient with a Neurologic Disorder

    Chapter 15: Care of the Patient with an Immune Disorder

    Chapter 16: Care of the Patient with HIV/AIDS

    Chapter 17: Care of the Patient with Cancer

  • Barbara Lauritsen Christensen, RN, MS, Formerly, Nurse Educator, Mid-Plains Community College, North Platte, NE and Elaine Oden Kockrow, RN, MS, Formerly, Nurse Educator, Mid-Plains Community College, North Platte, NE
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