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Fundamental Nursing Care-Text Only

Fundamental Nursing Care-Text Only - 04 edition

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Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2004
International: No

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Fundamental Nursing Care-Text Only - 04 edition

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Roberta Ramont and Dee Niedringhaus

Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

For courses in Fundamentals of Nursing LPN.

Looking at the practice of nursing from the LPN/LVN point of view, this streamlined but comprehensive text explains to students what they need to know and do in order to deliver safe and effective nursing care in a variety of settings and functions. It focuses on the information and essential skills that will help ensure clinical and NCLEX-PN test-taking success, as well as addresses the LPN/LVN scope of practice and relationship to the registered nurse.

Author Bio

Ramont, Roberta : North Orange County Regional Occupational Program


Niedringhaus, Dee : North Orange County Regional Occupational Program

Table of Contents

I. THE NATURE OF NURSING.

1. Understanding Nursing History and Education.
2. Legal and Ethical Issues of Nursing.
3. Critical Thinking and Nursing Theory/Models.
4. The LVN/LPN and the Nursing Process.

II. INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL PRACTICE.

5. Health Care Delivery Systems.
6. Safety.
7. Infection Control and Asepsis.
8. Admission, Transfer, and Discharge.
9. Documentation.

III. PROMOTING PHYSIOLOGICAL HEALTH.

10. Introduction to the Body.
11. Health Assessment.
12. Skin Integrity and Wound Care.
13. Hygiene.
14. Vital Signs.
15. Pain, The Fifth Vital Sign.
16. Oxygenation.
17. Nutrition, Fluids and Electrolytes, and Acid-Base Balance.
18. Urinary Elimination.
19. Gastrointestinal Elimination.
20. Activity, Rest, and Sleep.
21. Medications.
22. Perioperative Nursing.
23. Client Teaching.

IV. PROMOTING PSYCHOSOCIAL HEALTH.

24. Life Span Development.
25. Client Communications.
26. Delivering Culturally Competent Care.
27. Sensory Perception.
28. Self-Concept.
29. Sexuality.
30. Stress and Coping.
31. Loss, Grieving and Death.

V. BECOMING A LICENSED NURSE.

32. Introduction to Leadership.
33. Preparing to Take the Licensure Exam.
34. Finding that First Job.

Appendix I. NANDA Listing.
Appendix II. Critical Pathway Sample.
Appendix III. Glossary.
Appendix IV. NCLEX-PN Answers Critical Thinking Discussion.
Bibliography.
Credit Listings.
Index.

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