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Adult Health Nursing

Adult Health Nursing - 4th edition

Adult Health Nursing - 4th edition

ISBN13: 9780323017282

ISBN10: 0323017282

Adult Health Nursing by Barbara Lauritsen Christensen and Elaine Oden Kockrow - ISBN 9780323017282
Edition: 4TH 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.
Published: 2003
International: No
Adult Health Nursing by Barbara Lauritsen Christensen and Elaine Oden Kockrow - ISBN 9780323017282

ISBN13: 9780323017282

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 provide 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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
2. Care of the Surgical Patient
3. Care of the Patient with an Integumentary Disorder
4. Care of the Patient with a Musculoskeletal Disorder
5. Care of the Patient with a Gastrointestinal Disorder
6. Care of the Patient with a Gall Bladder, Liver, Biliary Tract, or Pancreatic Exocrine Disorder
7. Care of the Patient with a Blood or Lymphatic Disorder
8. Care of the Patient with a Cardiovascular or a Peripheral Vascular Disorder
9. Care of the Patient with a Respiratory Disorder
10. Care of the Patient with a Urinary Disorder
11. Care of the Patient with an Endocrine Disorder
12. Care of the Patient with a Reproductive Disorder
13. Care of the Patient with a Sensory Disorder
14. Care of the Patient with a Neurological Disorder
15. Care of the Patient with an Immune Disorder
16. Care of the Patient with HIV/AIDS
17. Care of the Patient with Cancer
References and Suggested Readings
Illustration Credits
Glossary
Abbreviations
Answers to Chapter Challenge
Study Questions
Index

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