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Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-PNŽ Examination

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9781416000525

ISBN10:
1416000526
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/1/2006
Publisher(s):
Saunders

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Summary

This guide is filled with essential nursing content, tips, strategies, and other indispensable information to help you prepare for the NCLEX-PN examination. It includes all-new information on the latest test plan, plus many questions in the new alternate item formats. The text provides rationales for correct and incorrect answers, as well as strategies for approaching similar questions. Pyramid Terms, key terms defined at the beginning of each chapter, give students a quick review of each content area. Pyramid Points, bulleted items located throughout the content outlines, identify content that typically appears on the NCLEX-PN exam. Pyramid to Success sections at the beginning of each chapter or major unit of the book provide an overview of the chapter, guidance and direction regarding the focus of review in the content area, and its relative importance to the current NCLEX-PN test plan. The text and accompanying CD-ROM provide thousands of practice questions. Every question in the book provides a correct answer, rationales for all responses, test-taking strategy, level of cognitive ability, integrated concepts and processes, category of client needs, and reference to an Elsevier nursing textbook. Text includes a comprehensive exam consisting of 300 questions related to all content areas in the book and representative of the percentages identified in the 2005 NCLEX-PN test plan. Alternate item format questions provide practice with mastering prioritizing, decision-making, and critical thinking skills, and help prepare users for this additional component of the NCLEX-PN exam. Text presents introductory chapters on the NCLEX exam, test-taking skills, and the NCLEX-PN from a students perspective. Features a new chapter addressing transitional needs of foreign-educated nurses. The unit on Growth and Development Across the Lifespan has been completely updated. Includes 3,500 questions, approximately 500 more than the 2nd edition. All of the questions in the book, plus additional questions, are included on the CD-ROM. New alternate item format questions include drag-n-drop, illustration questions, and multiple response questions, to prepare readers for the addition of these questions to the NCLEX-PN examination. The CD-ROM allows readers to practice randomly selected alternate item format questions in study and quiz modes.

Table of Contents

NCLEX-PN Preparation
The NCLEX-PN Examinationp. 3
Preparation for the NCLEX Examination: Transitional Issues for the Foreign-Educated Nursep. 16
Pathways to Successp. 20
The NCLEX-PN Examination: From a Student's Perspectivep. 23
Test-Taking Strategiesp. 25
Issues in Nursing
Cultural Diversityp. 37
Ethical and Legal Issuesp. 49
Delegating, Managing, and Prioritizing Client Carep. 64
Nursing Sciences
Fluids and Electrolytesp. 81
Acid-Base Balancep. 98
Laboratory Valuesp. 107
Nutritional Components of Carep. 122
Intravenous Therapy and Blood Administrationp. 136
Fundamental Skills
Hygiene and Safetyp. 149
Medication and Intravenous Administrationp. 159
Basic Life Supportp. 173
Perioperative Nursing Carep. 182
Positioning Clientsp. 197
Care of a Client with a Tubep. 205
Maternity Nursing
Female Reproductive Systemp. 223
Obstetrical Assessmentp. 232
Prenatal Period and Risk Conditionsp. 238
Labor and Delivery and Associated Complicationsp. 260
The Postpartum Period and Associated Complicationsp. 275
Care of the Newbornp. 286
Maternity and Newborn Medicationsp. 303
Growth and Development Across the Life Span
Theories of Growth and Developmentp. 313
Developmental Stagesp. 321
Care of the Older Clientp. 333
Pediatric Nursing
Neurological, Cognitive, and Psychosocial Disordersp. 345
Eye, Ear, Throat, and Respiratory Disordersp. 357
Cardiovascular Disordersp. 373
Metabolic, Endocrine, and Gastrointestinal Disordersp. 384
Renal and Urinary Disordersp. 407
Integumentary Disordersp. 415
Musculoskeletal Disordersp. 422
Hematological and Oncological Disordersp. 431
Communicable Diseases and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndromep. 443
Pediatric Medication Administrationp. 458
The Adult Client with an Integumentary Disorder
Integumentary Systemp. 467
Integumentary Medicationsp. 492
The Adult Client with an Oncological Disorder
Oncological Disordersp. 507
Antineoplastic Medicationsp. 542
The Adult Client with an Endocrine Disorder
Endocrine Systemp. 557
Endocrine Medicationsp. 584
The Adult Client with a Gastrointestinal Disorder
Gastrointestinal Systemp. 601
Gastrointestinal Medicationsp. 634
The Adult Client with a Respiratory Disorder
Respiratory Systemp. 647
Respiratory Medicationsp. 674
The Adult Client with a Cardiovascular Disorder
Cardiovascular Systemp. 693
Cardiovascular Medicationsp. 729
The Adult Client with a Renal Disorder
Renal Systemp. 751
Renal Medicationsp. 784
The Adult Client with an Eye or Ear Disorder
The Eye and the Earp. 797
Ophthalmic and Otic Medicationsp. 823
The Adult Client with a Neurological Disorder
Neurological Systemp. 837
Neurological Medicationsp. 879
The Adult Client with a Musculoskeletal Disorder
Musculoskeletal Systemp. 897
Musculoskeletal Medicationsp. 931
The Adult Client with an Immune Disorder
Immune Disordersp. 943
Immunological Medicationsp. 954
The Adult Client with a Mental Health Disorder
Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursingp. 963
Mental Health Disordersp. 977
Addictionsp. 996
Crisis Theory and Interventionp. 1007
Psychiatric Medicationsp. 1023
Comprehensive Testp. 1039
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