Study Guide for Foundations of Nursing, 8th Edition
Corresponding to the chapters in Cooper and Gosnell’s Foundations of Nursing, 8th Edition, this study guide helps you learn, understand, and apply the fundamentals of LPN/LVN nursing. Hundreds of labeling, matching, and fill-in-the-blank questions are included. It also includes critical thinking questions based on clinical scenarios, and multiple-choice and alternate-format questions to help you review for the NCLEX-PN® examination.
- An increased emphasis on critical thinking and clinical scenarios prepares you more effectively for the NCLEX-PN® examination, with more NCLEX-style alternate-format type questions and more critical thinking activities.
- Learning activities help you meet content objectives, and include crossword puzzles, labeling, matching, completion, identification, NCLEX® exam-style multiple-choice review questions, and critical thinking questions.
- NEW! Updated and reworked content corresponds to the latest edition of Foundations of Nursing, 8th Edition
Unit I: Fundamentals of Nursing 1. The Evolution of Nursing 2. Legal and Ethical Aspects of Nursing 3. Documentation 4. Communication 5. Nursing Process and Critical Thinking 6. Cultural and Ethnic Considerations
Unit II: Fundamentals of Clinical Practice 7. Asepsis and Infection Control 8. Body Mechanics and Patient Mobility 9. Hygiene and Care of the Patient’s Environment 10. Safety 11. Admission, Transfer, and Discharge
Unit III: Introduction to Nursing Interventions 12. Vital Signs 13. Physical Assessment 14. Oxygenation 15. Elimination and Gastric Intubation 16. Care of Patients Experiencing Urgent Alterations in Health 17. Dosage Calculation and Medication Administration 18. Fluids and Electrolytes 19. Nutritional Concepts and Related Therapies 20. Complementary and Alternative Therapies 21. Pain Management, Comfort, Rest, and Sleep 22. Surgical Wound Care 23. Specimen Collection and Diagnostic Testing
Unit IV: Nursing Care Across the Lifespan 24. Lifespan Development 25. Loss, Grief, Dying, and Death 26. Health Promotion and Pregnancy 27. Labor and Delivery 28. Care of the Mother and Newborn 29. Care of the High-Risk Mother, Newborn, and Family with Special Needs 30. Health Promotion for the Infant, Child, and Adolescent 31. Basic Pediatric Nursing Care 32. Care of the Child with a Physical and Mental or Cognitive Disorder 33. Health Promotion and Care of the Older Adult
Unit V: Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing 34. Concepts of Mental Health 35. Care of the Patient with a Psychiatric Disorder
Unit VI: Fundamentals of Community Health Nursing 36. Care of the Patient with an Addictive Personality 37. Home Health Nursing 38. Long-Term Care 39. Rehabilitation Nursing 40. Hospice Care
Unit VII: From Graduate to Professional 41. Professional Roles and Leadership
Appendix A: Common Abbreviations Appendix B: Laboratory Reference Values Glossary
Kim Cooper, RN, MSN, Chair, Nursing Department Program, Ivy Tech State College, Terre Haute, IN and Kelly Gosnell, RN, MSN, Associate Professor of Nursing
Ivy Tech Community College
Terre Haute, Indiana