Comprehensive Nursing Care, Revised Second Edition

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-02-22
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Comprehensive Nursing Careis an all-in-one learning resource which thoroughly addresses LPN/LVN practice, roles, and collaborative relationships. It covers the six core LPN/LVN curriculum areas: Fundamentals; Medical-Surgical/Adult Health; Maternal-Newborn; Pediatrics; Mental Health; and Leadership. Throughout, critical thinking situations and real-life client scenarios enable students to demonstrate knowledge, develop higher-level skills, and work well with RNs. Professionalism, a crucial focus of modern LPN/LVN education, is addressed throughout. Fully aligned with the NCLEX-PN reg; Test Plan, this revised edition contains updated coverage of healthcare delivery systems, cultural issues, safety, pandemics, electronic charting, psychosocial issues,Healthy People 2020, health promotion for older adults, continuous quality improvement, and much more.

Table of Contents

Part I. Fundamentals and Nursing Skills

Unit I. The Nature of Nursing

1. Succeeding as a Nursing Student — Updated

2. History of Nursing - Updated

3. Promoting Culturally Proficient Care - Updated

4. Legal and Ethical Issues of Nursing - Updated

5. Critical Thinking and Nursing Theories and Models - Updated

6. LPNs and LVNs and the Nursing Process - Updated


Unit II. Introduction to Clinical Practice

7. Healthcare Delivery Systems - Updated

8. Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Health Care - Updated

9. Safety - Updated

10. Infection Control and Asepsis - Updated

11. Admission, Transfer, and Discharge - Updated

12. Client Communication - Updated

13. Client Teaching - Updated

14. Documentation - Updated


Unit III. Promoting Psychosocial Health

15. Life Span, Health Promotion, and Family Systems - Updated

16. Psychosocial Issues - Updated

17. Loss, Grief, and Death - Updated


Unit IV. Promoting Physiological Health

18. Introduction to the Body — NEW!

19. Health Assessment and Head-to-Toe Data Collection - Updated

20. Hygiene - Updated

21. Vital Signs - Updated

22. Pain: the Fifth Vital Sign - Updated

23. Activity, Rest, Sleep, and Sensory Perception - Updated

24. Wound Care and Skin Integrity - Updated

25. Nutrition and Diet Therapy - Updated

26. Fluids, Electrolytes, and Acid-Base Balance - Updated

27. Medication Administration - Updated

28. IV Therapy - Updated


Part II. Adult and Gerontology Nursing

Unit V. Medical-Surgical Nursing Care

29. Nursing Care of Clients Having Surgery - Updated

30. Clients with Integumentary System Disorders

31. Clients with Musculoskeletal System Disorders

32. Clients with Respiratory System Disorders

33. Clients with Cardiovascular Disorders

34. Clients with Hematopoietic and Lymphatic System Disorders

35. Clients with Immune System Disorders

36. Clients with Neurosensory System Disorders

37. Clients with Gastrointestinal System Disorders

38. Clients with Endocrine System Disorders

39. Clients with Urinary System Disorders

40. Clients with Reproductive System Disorders

41. Clients with Sexually Transmitted Infections


Unit VI. Gerontology

42. Health Promotion for Older Adults - Updated

43. Nursing Care of Ill Older Adults

Unit VII. Specialized Nursing Care

44. Caring for Chronically or Terminally Ill Clients

45. Caring for Clients with Cancer

46. Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation Nursing - Updated

47. Emergency Room and Urgent Care Nursing - Updated

48. Community Health Nursing - Updated


Part III. Mental Health Nursing

Unit VIII. Mental Health Nursing Care

49. Mental Health Disorders

50. Substance Abuse and Eating Disorders


Part IV. Maternal-Newborn Nursing

Unit IX Maternal-Newborn Nursing Care

51. Care of Women during Normal Pregnancy

52. Care of Women during High-Risk Pregnancy

53. Care of Women during Labor and Birth

54. Care of Postpartum Women

55. Care of High-Risk Postpartum Women

56. Care of Normal Neonates

57. Care of High-Risk Neonates


Part V. Pediatric and Adolescent Nursing

Unit X Pediatric and Adolescent Nursing Care

58. Pediatric-Focused Nursing Care

59. Care and Illnesses of Infants and Toddlers (1 Month to 36 Months)

60. Care and Illnesses of Preschool Children (3 to 6 Years)

61. Care and Illnesses of School-Age Children (6-12 Years)

62. Care and Illnesses of Adolescents


Part VI. Transition from Student to Professional LPN or LVN

Unit XI. Transition from Student to Nurse

63. Leadership and Professional Development - Updated

64. Preparing to take the Licensure Exam - Updated

65. Finding That First Job - Updated



I. Answers

II. NANDA-Approved Nursing Diagnoses

III. Growth Charts and Immunization Schedules

IV. Common Lab Values


References and Resources


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