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cover image - Foundations of Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,9th Edition
ISBN: 9780323827119
Page Count: 1408
Imprint: Elsevier
List Price: $75.99

Foundations of Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 9th Edition

by Kim Cooper, RN, MSN and Kelly Gosnell, RN, MSN

Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

cover image - Foundations of Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,9th Edition
ISBN: 9780323827119
Page Count: 1408
Imprint: Elsevier
List Price: $75.99
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Master the skills that LPN/LVNs need to care for patients across the lifespan! Foundations of Nursing, 9th Edition provides an essential guide to nursing care for pediatric, maternity, adult, and older adult patients. Through use of the nursing process, you will develop clinical judgment skills to assess patient needs, develop nursing care plans, and plan effective nursing interventions. Case studies provide practice with critical thinking and clinical judgment, and new Next Generation NCLEX®-format questions help you apply theory to practice. Written by nursing educators Kim Cooper and Kelly Gosnell, this text also helps you prepare for success on the NCLEX-PN® examination.

    • Step-by-step instructions for more than 100 skills show nursing techniques and procedures along with the rationales for each.
    • Clear, easy-to-understand coverage of skills across the lifespan includes maternity, pediatrics, adults, and older adults.
    • Nursing care plans use a case-study format to emphasize patient goals and outcomes, and include critical thinking questions at the end of each care plan.
    • Complete mathematics review covers basic arithmetic skills and dosage calculation, followed by a discussion of medication administration including IV therapy.
    • Safety Alerts cover issues related to safe patient care in a variety of settings.
    • Evidence-Based Practice boxes provide synopses of research articles that apply to nursing, along with nursing implications for the LPN/LVN.
    • Coordinated Care boxes promote comprehensive patient care with other members of the health care team, focusing on prioritization, assignment, supervision, collaboration, delegation, and leadership topics.
    • Health Promotion Considerations boxes highlight information on wellness and disease prevention, including infection control, diet, and pregnancy.
    • Communication boxes illustrate communication strategies through real-life examples of nurse-patient dialogue.
    • Patient Teaching boxes focus on three-way communication among the nurse, patient, and family members, and include topics such as hospital discharge instructions.
    • Home Health Considerations boxes discuss issues facing patients and their caregivers in the home setting.
    • Lifespan Considerations boxes provide age-specific information for the care of the patient.
    • NEW! Next Generation NCLEX® case studies and new format questions help you prepare for success on the NCLEX-PN® examination.
    • NEW! Discussion of the NCSBN Clinical Judgment Measurement Model helps you develop the skills needed to plan effective nursing interventions.
    • NEW! Updated Asepsis and Infection Control chapter prepares you for today’s healthcare environment.
    • NEW! Updated photos and illustrations show nursing techniques, procedures, and patient care.
  • 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

    36. Care of the Patient with an Addictive Personality

    Unit VI: Fundamentals of Community Health Nursing

    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: Abbreviations

    Appendix B: Laboratory Reference Values

    Glossary

  • Kim Cooper, RN, MSN, Chair, Nursing Department Program, Ivy Tech State College, Terre Haute, Indiana and Kelly Gosnell, RN, MSN, Associate Professor of Nursing, Ivy Tech Community College, Terre Haute, Indiana
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