Illustrated Study Guide for the NCLEX-RN Exam Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 11th Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
Who says studying for the NCLEX® can’t be fun? Illustrated Study Guide for the NCLEX-RN® Exam, 11th Edition uses colorful drawings and mnemonic cartoons to help you review and remember the nursing content found on the NCLEX-RN examination. A concise outline format makes it easier to study key facts, principles, and applications of the nursing process. More than 2,500 NCLEX exam-style questions on the Evolve website allow you to create practice exams, identify your strengths and weaknesses, and review answers and rationales. Written by noted NCLEX expert JoAnn Zerwekh, this study guide provides a visual, unintimidating way to prepare for success on the NCLEX-RN exam.
- More than 2,500 review questions on the Evolve website allow you to practice test-taking in Study or Exam mode.
- UNIQUE! Mnemonic cartoons provide a fun, easy way to review and remember key nursing concepts and disease processes.
- UNIQUE! Integrated systems approach incorporates pediatric, adult, and older adult lifespan considerations for basic nursing care concepts.
- UNIQUE! Appendixes in each chapter summarize diagnostic tests, medications, and nursing procedures for quick reference.
- Answers and rationales are provided for all review questions.
- Alternate item format questions on Evolve prepare you for the interactive question types on the NCLEX examination, including priority, drag-and-drop, and hot-spot questions.
- Priority Concepts at the beginning of each chapter focus your attention on the chapter’s key nursing concepts.
- Nursing Priority boxes make it easier to distinguish priorities of nursing care.
- Test Alert boxes highlight concepts frequently found on the NCLEX test plan.
- Pharmacology tables make key drug information easy to find, with high-alert medications noted by a special icon.
- Special icons distinguish pediatric and adult disorders, and identify Self-Care and Home Care content.
- NEW! Patient Scenarios and Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN) Examination-Style question types on the Evolve website provide practice with these new types of questions.
- NEW! Review of the NCSBN’s clinical judgment model and six cognitive skills helps to prepare you for the nursing profession and taking the NCLEX-RN® examination.
- NEW! Pediatric content is moved into a separate new chapter and organized by body systems.
1 Pterional (Frontosphenotemporal) Craniotomy 2 Supratentorial Occipital Craniotomy 3 Temporal and Frontotemporal Craniotomy 4 Subtemporal (Intradural and Extradural)Craniotomy 5 Suboccipital Craniotomy 6 Extended Retrosigmoid Craniotomy 7 Presigmoid Approaches to Posterior Fossa: Translabyrinthine and Transcochlear 8 Transcallosal Approach 9 Transnasal Transsphenoidal Approach to Sellar and Suprasellar Lesions 10 Supracerebellar Infratentorial Approach 11 Occipital Transtentorial Approach 12 Trauma Flap: Decompressive Hemicraniectomy 13 Parasagittal Approach 14 Supraorbital (Keyhole) Craniotomy With Optional Orbital Osteotomy 15 Frontotemporal Craniotomy with Orbitozygomatic Osteotomy 16 Subfrontal and Bifrontal Craniotomies with or without Orbital Osteotomy 17 Far-Lateral Suboccipital Approach 18 Temporopolar (Half-and-Half) Approach to the Basilar Artery and the Retrosellar Space 19 Middle Fossa Craniotomy and Approach to the Internal Auditory Canal or Petrous Apex 20 Retrolabyrinthine Approach 21 Pterional Craniotomy for Anterior Communicating Artery Aneurysm Clipping 22 Pterional Craniotomy for Posterior Communicating Artery Aneurysm Clipping 23 Paraclinoid Carotid Artery Aneurysms 24 Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysms: Pterional (Frontotemporal) Craniotomy for Clipping 25 Paramedian Craniotomy and Unilateral Anterior Interhemispheric Approach for Clipping of Distal Anterior Cerebral Artery Aneurysm 26 Vertebral Artery Aneurysms: Far-Lateral Suboccipital Approach for Clipping 27 Basilar Artery Aneurysm: Orbitozygomatic Craniotomy for Clipping 28 Craniotomy for Resection of Intracranial Cortical Arteriovenous Malformation 29 Subcortical Arteriovenous Malformations: Corpus Callosum, Lateral Ventricle, Thalamus, and Basal Ganglia 30 Cranial Dural Arteriovenous Fistula Disconnection 31 Cavernous Malformations 32 Superficial Temporal Artery–Middle Cerebral Artery Bypass 33 Extracranial-Intracranial High-Flow Bypass 34 Open Evacuation of Intracerebral Hematoma 35 Image-Guided Catheter Evacuation and Thrombolysis for Intracerebral Hematoma 36 Anteromedial Temporal Lobe Resection 37 Selective Amygdalohippocampectomy 38 Seizure Focus Monitor Placement 39 Awake Craniotomy 40 Corpus Callosotomy (Anterior and Complete) 41 Thalamotomy and Pallidotomy 42 Deep Brain Stimulation 43 Motor Cortex Stimulator Placement 44 Occipital and Supraorbital Nerve Stimulator Placement 45 Retrosigmoid Craniotomy for Microvascular Decompression 46 Cranioplasty (Autogenous, Cadaveric, and Alloplastic) 47 Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Approach 48 Endoscopic Colloid Cyst Removal 49 Encephalocele Repair 50 Craniosynostosis Frontoorbital Advancement and Cranial Vault Reshaping (Open and Endoscopic) 51 Arachnoid Cyst Fenestration 52 Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy 53 Insertion of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt 54 Anterior C1-2 Fixation 55 Transarticular Screws for C1-2 Fixation 56 C1-2 Posterior Cervical Fusion 57 Occipitocervical Fusion 58 Transoral Odontoidectomy 59 Odontoid Screw Fixation 60 Anterior Cervical Diskectomy 61 Anterior Cervical Corpectomy and Fusion 62 Cervical Laminectomy and Laminoplasty 63 Lateral Mass Fixation 64 Posterior Cervicothoracic Osteotomy 65 Thoracic Diskectomy—Transthoracic Approach 66 Thoracic Corpectomy—Anterior Approach 67 Costotransversectomy 68 Thoracic Transpedicular Corpectomy 69 Smith-Petersen Osteotomy 70 Thoracic Pedicle Screws 71 Lumbar Laminectomy 72 Lumbar Microdiskectomy 73 Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion 74 Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion 75 Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion 76 Anterior Lumbar Corpectomy 77 Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy 78 Lumbar Disk Arthroplasty 79 Pelvic Fixation 80 Partial Sacrectomy 81 Minimally Invasive C1-2 Fusion 82 Lumbar Microdiskectomy 83 Minimally Invasive Thoracic Corpectomy 84 Thoracoscopic Diskectomy 85 Percutaneous Pedicle Screw Placement 86 Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion 87 Spinal Cord Arteriovenous Malformations 88 Surgical Management of Spinal Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas 89 Intramedullary Spinal Cord Cavernous Malformation 90 Spinal Cord Stimulator 91 Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy 92 Primary Myelomeningocele Closure 93 Tethered Cord Release 94 Exploration for Injury to an Infant’s Brachial Plexus 95 Ulnar Nerve Release 96 Open Carpal Tunnel Release 97 Brachial Plexus Injury Nerve Grafting and Transfers 98 Intradural Nerve Sheath Tumors 99 Intradural Tumor—Meningioma 100 Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumor
JoAnn Zerwekh, EdD, RN, President/CEO,Nursing Education Consultants, Inc,Chandler, Arizona