ISBN: 9780323073127
Page Count: 2256
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $104.00

Foundations and 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: 9780323073127
Page Count: 2256
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $104.00
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Part of the popular LPN Threads series, this comprehensive text includes in-depth discussions of fundamental concepts and skills, plus medical-surgical content to help you provide safe and effective care in the fast-paced healthcare environment. Easy-to-read content, an enhanced focus on preparing for the NCLEX® Examination, and a wealth of tips and study tools make Foundations and Adult Health Nursing, 6th Edition, your must-have text!

    • All-in-one reference includes fundamentals, skills, maternity, pediatric, geriatric, mental health, community, anatomy and physiology, and medical-surgical content – everything you need in one convenient text.
    • 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.
    • The consistent, logical framework of the nursing process connects specific disorders to patient care.
    • The Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology chapter and an overview of A&P at the beginning of all body systems chapters provide a clear, basic understanding of A&P that LPN/LVNs need to know.
    • A mathematics review chapter provides a complete review of basic arithmetic skills and practice in drug dosage calculation to ensure safe medication administration.
    • 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.
    • Over 100 skills in a step-by-step format with full-color illustrations present clearly defined nursing actions and rationales for 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.
    • Coordinated Care boxes emphasize parameters for prioritizing tasks, as well as assigning tasks to and supervising unlicensed assistive personnel.
    • 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 Considerations 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: The Evolution of Nursing

    Chapter 2: Legal and Ethical Aspects of Nursing

    Chapter 3: Communication

    Chapter 4: Vital Signs

    Chapter 5: Physical Assessment

    Chapter 6: Nursing Process and Critical Thinking

    Chapter 7: Documentation

    Chapter 8: Cultural and Ethnic Considerations

    Chapter 9: Life Span Development

    Chapter 10: Loss, Grief, Dying, and Death


    Chapter 11: Admission, Transfer, and Discharge

    Chapter 12: Medical-Surgical Asepsis and Infection Control

    Chapter 13: Surgical Wound Care

    Chapter 14: Safety

    Chapter 15: Body Mechanics and Patient Mobility

    Chapter 16: Pain Management, Comfort, Rest, and Sleep

    Chapter 17: Complementary and Alternative Therapies

    Chapter 18: Hygiene and Care of the Patient’s Environment

    Chapter 19: Specimen Collection and Diagnostic Examination

    Chapter 20: Selected Nursing Skills


    Chapter 21: Basic Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy

    Chapter 22: Fluids and Electrolytes

    Chapter 23: Mathematics Review and Medication Administration

    Chapter 24: Emergency First Aid Nursing


    Chapter 25: Health Promotion and Pregnancy

    Chapter 26: Labor and Delivery

    Chapter 27: Care of the Mother and Newborn

    Chapter 28: Care of the High-Risk Mother, Newborn, and Family with Special Needs


    Chapter 29: Health Promotion for the Infant, Child, and Adolescent

    Chapter 30: Basic Pediatric Nursing Care

    Chapter 31: Care of the Child with a Physical Disorder

    Chapter 32: Care of the Child with a Mental or Cognitive Disorder


    Chapter 33: Health Promotion and Care of the Older Adult


    Chapter 34: Basic Concepts of Mental Health

    Chapter 35: Care of the Patient with a Psychiatric Disorder

    Chapter 36: Care of the Patient with an Addictive Personality


    Chapter 37: Home Health Nursing

    Chapter 38: Long-Term Care

    Chapter 39: Rehabilitation Nursing

    Chapter 40: Hospice Care


    Chapter 41: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

    Chapter 42: Care of the Surgical Patient

    Chapter 43: Care of the Patient with an Integumentary Disorder

    Chapter 44: Care of the Patient with a Musculoskeletal Disorder

    Chapter 45: Care of the Patient with a Gastrointestinal Disorder

    Chapter 46: Care of the Patient with a Gallbladder, Liver, Biliary Tract, or Exocrine Pancreatic Disorder

    Chapter 47: Care of the Patient with a Blood or Lymphatic Disorder

    Chapter 48: Care of the Patient with a Cardiovascular or a Peripheral Vascular Disorder

    Chapter 49: Care of the Patient with a Respiratory Disorder

    Chapter 50: Care of the Patient with a Urinary Disorder

    Chapter 51: Care of the Patient with an Endocrine Disorder

    Chapter 52: Care of the Patient with a Reproductive Disorder

    Chapter 53: Care of the Patient with a Visual or Auditory Disorder

    Chapter 54: Care of the Patient with a Neurologic Disorder

    Chapter 55: Care of the Patient with an Immune Disorder

    Chapter 56: Care of the Patient with HIV/AIDS

    Chapter 57: Care of the Patient with Cancer


    Chapter 58: Professional Roles and Leadership

  • 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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