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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 fo
Table of Contents
|Basic Nursing Concepts|
|The Evolution of Nursing|
|Legal and Ethical Aspects of Nursing|
|Nursing Process and Critical Thinking|
|Cultural and Ethnic Considerations|
|Life Span Development|
|Loss, Grief, Dying, and Death|
|Basic Nursing Skills|
|Admission, Transfer, and Discharge|
|Medical-Surgical Asepsis and Infection Control|
|Surgical Wound Care|
|Body Mechanics and Patient Mobility|
|Pain Management, Comfort, Rest, and Sleep|
|Complementary and Alternative Therapies|
|Hygiene and Care of the Patient's Environment|
|Specimen Collection and Diagnostic Examination|
|Selected Nursing Skills|
|Basic Nursing Interventions|
|Basic Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy|
|Fluids and Electrolytes|
|Mathematics Review and Medication Administration|
|Emergency First Aid Nursing|
|Maternal and Neonatal Nursing|
|Health Promotion and Pregnancy|
|Labor and Delivery|
|Care of the Mother and Newborn|
|Care of the High-Risk Mother, Newborn, and Family with Special Needs|
|Health Promotion for the Infant, Child, and Adolescent|
|Basic Pediatric Nursing Care|
|Care of the Child with a Physical Disorder|
|Care of the Child with a Mental or Cognitive Disorder|
|Health Promotion and Care of the Older Adult|
|Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing|
|Basic Concepts of Mental Health|
|Care of the Patient with a Psychiatric Disorder|
|Care of the Patient with an Addictive Personality|
|Community Health Nursing|
|Home Health Nursing|
|Adult Health Nursing|
|Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology|
|Care of the Surgical Patient|
|Care of the Patient with an Integumentary Disorder|
|Care of the Patient with a Musculoskeletal Disorder|
|Care of the Patient with a Gastrointestinal Disorder|
|Care of the Patient with a Gallbladder, Liver, Biliary Tract, or Exocrine Pancreatic Disorder|
|Care of the Patient with a Blood or Lymphatic Disorder|
|Care of the Patient with a Cardiovascular or a Peripheral Vascular Disorder|
|Care of the Patient with a Respiratory Disorder|
|Care of the Patient with a Urinary Disorder|
|Care of the Patient with an Endocrine Disorder|
|Care of the Patient with a Reproductive Disorder|
|Care of the Patient with a Visual or Auditory Disorder|
|Care of the Patient with a Neurologic Disorder|
|Care of the Patient with an Immune Disorder|
|Care of the Patient with HIV/AIDS|
|Care of the Patient with Cancer|
|From Graduate to Professional|
|Professional Roles and Leadership|
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