Summary: Looking at the practice of nursing from the LPN/LVN point of view, this streamlined but comprehensive book explains to learners 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. KEY TOPICSA five-part organ
ization covers the nature of nursing, an introduction to clinical practice, the promotion of physiological health, the promotion of psychosocial health, and becoming a licensed nurse. For individuals preparing for a career in nursing.
Summary: Looking at the practice of nursing from the LPN/LVN point of view, this streamlined but comprehensive book explains to learners 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. KEY TOPICSA five-part organization covers the nature of nursing, an introduction to clinical practice, the promotion of physiological health, the promotion of psychosocial health, and becoming a licensed nurse. For individuals preparing for a career in nursing. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:2ND 08 Cover: Hardback Publisher:Prentice Hall, Inc. Year Published: 2008 International: No
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Unit I - The Nature of Nursing Chapter 1 - Succeeding as a Nursing Student Chapter 2 - Promoting Culturally Proficient Care Chapter 3 - Legal and Ethical Issues of Nursing Chapter 4 - Critical Thinking and Nursing Theory/Models Chapter 5 - The LPN/LVN and the Nursing Process Unit II - Introduction to Clinical Practice Chapter 6 - Documenting and Reporting Chapter 7 - Health Care Delivery Systems Chapter 8 - Safety Chapter 9 - Infection Control and Asepsis Chapter 10 - Admission, Transfer, and Discharge Unit III - Promoting Psychosocial Health Chapter 11 - Life Span Development Chapter 12 - Client Communication Chapter 13 - Sensory Perception Chapter 14 - Self Concept Chapter 15 - Sexuality Chapter 16 - Stress and Coping Chapter 17 - Loss, Grieving, and Death Unit IV - Promoting Physiological Health Chapter 18 - Introduction to the Body Chapter 19 - Health Assessment Chapter 20 - Vital Signs Chapter 21 - Pain: The Fifth Vital Sign Chapter 22 - Hygiene Chapter 23 - Skin, Integrity, and Wound Care Chapter 24 - Oxygenation Chapter 25 - Nutrition and Diet Therapy Chapter 26 - Fluids, Electrolytes, and Acid - Base Balance Chapter 27 - Urinary Elimination Chapter 28 - Gastrointestinal Elimination Chapter 29 - Medications Chapter 30 - IV Therapy Chapter 31 - Perioperative Nursing Chapter 32 - Activity, Rest, and Sleep Chapter 33 - Client Teaching Unit V - Promoting Health in Alternate Care Settings Chapter 34 - Emergency Room and Urgent Care Nursing Chapter 35 - Nursing Care in Ambulatory Settings Unit VI - Becoming a Licensed Nurse Chapter 36 - Leadership and Professional Development Chapter 37 - Preparing to take the Licensure Exam Chapter 38 - Finding that First Job Appendices I.Answers and Hints for Care Plans, Care Maps, and NCLEX-PN reg; Questions II.NANDA-Approved Nursing Diagnoses III.Critical Pathway Sample
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