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Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-PN® Examination, 5th Edition

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Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-PN® Examination, 5th Edition

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Get everything you need to review for the NCLEX-PN exam from one trusted source! This unique, bestselling review and preparation guide offers the perfect combination of core content review, practice questions, comprehensive rationales, and detailed test-taking strategies from the NCLEX expert herself: Linda Silvestri. Updated to reflect the latest NCLEX-PN test plan, this new edition features over 4,200 high-quality review questions in the book and on the companion Evolve website to help you hone your understanding of all the important NCLEX-PN content areas.

  • More than 4,200 practice questions in the text and companion Evolve site provide ample testing practice in both print and electronic format – 500 more than the last edition!

  • 15 pharmacology chapters address the emphasis on pharmacology questions on the NCLEX-PN exam.

  • Hundreds of alternate item formats — including multiple response, ordered response, fill-in-the-blank, figure, chart/exhibit, audio, graphic option, and video questions — prepare you for this additional component of the new NCLEX-PN test plan.

  • Pyramid points identify content that typically appears on the NCLEX-PN test plan.

  • Pyramid to Success sections provide an overview of the chapter, guidance on what content to focus on, and its relative importance to the most recent NCLEX-PN test plan.
  • Comprehensive exam consisting of 85 questions related to all content areas in the book and representative of the percentages identified in the NCLEX-PN test plan.
  • Updated content and questions reflect the latest NCLEX-PN test plan.

  • New full-color design makes for a more visually engaging learning experience.

  • Priority Nursing Actions boxes outline and explain clinical emergent situations requiring immediate action, including detailed rationales and textbook references to help strengthen your prioritizing skills in clinical and testing situations.

  • Pyramid Alert boxes reinforce learning of essential content frequently tested on the NCLEX-PN exam.

  • New video and graphic option questions familiarize you with all the alternate item format question types.
  • New chapter on Physical Assessment of the Adult Client highlights the key components of physical examination and health history often encountered on the NCLEX-PN® exam.

Unit I – NCLEX-PN Exam Preparation

    1. The NCLEX-PN Examination

      2. Preparing for the NCLEX Exam: Transitional Issues for the Foreign-Educated Nurse

        3. Pathways to Success

          4. The NCLEX-PN Examination: From a Student’s Perspective

            5. Test-Taking Strategies

              Unit II – Issues in Nursing

                6. Cultural Diversity

                  7. Ethical and Legal Issues

                    8. Delegating, Managing, and Prioritizing Client Care

                      Unit III – Nursing Sciences

                        9. Fluids and Electrolytes

                          10. Acid-Base Balance

                            11. Laboratory Values

                              12. Nutritional Components of Care

                                13. Intravenous Therapy and Blood Administration

                                  Unit IV – Fundamental Skills

                                    14. Hygiene and Safety

                                      15. Medication and Intravenous Administration

                                        16. Basic Life Support

                                          17. Perioperative Nursing Care

                                            18. Positioning Clients

                                              19. Care of a Client with a Tube

                                                Unit V – Maternity Nursing

                                                  20. Female Reproductive System

                                                    21. Obstetrical Assessment

                                                      22. Prenatal Period and Risk Conditions

                                                        23. Labor and Delivery and Associated Complications

                                                          24. The Postpartum Period and Associated Complications

                                                            25. Care of the Newborn

                                                              26. Maternity and Newborn Medications

                                                                Unit VI – Growth and Development Across the Life Span

                                                                  27. Theories of Growth and Development

                                                                    28. Developmental Stages

                                                                      29. Care of the Older Client

                                                                        Unit VII – Pediatric Nursing

                                                                          30. Neurological, Cognitive, and Psychosocial Disorders

                                                                            31. Eye, Ear, Throat, and Respiratory Disorders

                                                                              32. Cardiovascular Disorders

                                                                                33. Metabolic, Endocrine, and Gastrointestinal Disorders

                                                                                  34. Renal and Urinary Disorders

                                                                                    35. Integumentary Disorders

                                                                                      36. Musculoskeletal Disorders

                                                                                        37. Hematological and Oncological Disorders

                                                                                          38. Communicable Diseases and Acquired Immunodefiency Syndrome

                                                                                            39. Pediatric Medication Administration

                                                                                              Unit VIII – The Adult Client with an Integumentary Disorder

                                                                                                40. Integumentary System

                                                                                                  41. Integumentary Medications

                                                                                                    Unit IX – The Adult Client with an Oncological Disorder

                                                                                                      42. Oncological Disorders

                                                                                                        43. Antineoplastic Medications

                                                                                                          Unit X – The Adult Client with an Endocrine Disorder

                                                                                                            44. Endocrine System

                                                                                                            Linda Anne Silvestri, PhD, RN, Instructor of Nursing, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI; President, Nursing Reviews, Inc. and Professional Nursing Seminars, Inc., Charlestown, RI
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