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Adult Health Nursing - 4th edition

Adult Health Nursing (ISBN10: 0323017282; ISBN13: 9780323017282)
ISBN13: 978-0323017282
ISBN10: 0323017282

Summary: An ideal companion text to Foundations of Nursing, this clearly-written, colorful, and attractively-designed resource prepares the LPN/LVN for today's medical-surgical nursing practice. Content focuses on the nursing process and nursing actions, addressing contemporary issues that include care of the older adult, cultural considerations, delegation to unlicensed assistive personnel, patient/family teaching, and home/long-term care. Used together, these two texts prov ...show moreide all the content covered in the entire LPN/LVN curriculum.

Key Features

  • The nursing process is applied consistently and logically to the discussion of disorders and appears in complete summary form at the end of every chapter.
  • Full-color art, photography, and design add visual appeal to text content.
  • An Overview of Anatomy and Physiology opens all body systems chapters.
  • Objectives are divided into Anatomy & Physiology and Medical-Surgical categories.
  • Nursing Care Plans are developed around specific case studies with an emphasis on patient goals, outcomes, and questions to promote critical thinking.
  • Clinical Pathways reflect collaborative care.
  • Assessment is separated out into Subjective and Objective Data.
  • Nursing Diagnoses paired with disorder-appropriate Nursing Interventions are screened and highlighted in the text.
  • Critical Thinking Questions are found at the end of every Nursing Care Plan.
  • Therapeutic Dialogue boxes focus on communication through real-life examples of nurse-patient dialogue.
  • Patient Teaching boxes examine discharge instructions and health promotion for patients and families.
  • Home Health Considerations boxes discuss issues facing patients and caregivers in the home care setting.
  • Older Adult Considerations boxes bring a gerontologic perspective to the analysis of specific disorders.
  • Cultural and Ethnic Considerations boxes teach students about specific cultural preferences and how to address the needs of cultural diversity when planning nursing care.
  • Medications tables provide quick access to action, dosage, precautions, and nursing considerations for commonly used drugs.
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Edition/Copyright: 4TH 03
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.
Published: 10/29/2002
International: No

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