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Summary: ''Now in its Ninth Edition, this full-color text combines theoretical nursing concepts, step-by-step skills and procedures, and clinical applications to form the foundation of the LPN/LVN course of study. This edition features over 100 new photographs, exciting full-color ancillaries, end-of-unit exercises, and extensively updated chapters on nursing foundations, laws and ethics, recording and reporting, nutrition, fluid and chemical balance, safety, asepsis, infection control, and medication administration. Coverage includes new information on cost-related issues, emerging healthcare settings, concept mapping, malpractice, documentation and reporting, HIPAA, and more. All Gerontologic Considerations sections have been thoroughly updated by renowned experts. The LiveAdvise online tutoring and course assistance for students, powered by Smarthinking(TM), is available when you adopt this textbook. Visit connection.lww.com/liveadvise for more information on how this service can help your students! ...show less
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Table of Contents 1 Nursing foundations 1 2 Nursing process 16 3 Laws and ethics 29 4 Health and illness 44 5 Homeostasis, adaptation, and stress 54 6 Culture and ethnicity 66 7 The nurse-client relationship 81 8 Client teaching 90 9 Recording and reporting 98 10 Admission, discharge, transfer, and referrals 117 11 Vital signs 137 12 Physical assessment 185 13 Special examinations and tests 209 14 Nutrition 237 15 Fluid and chemical balance 260 16 Hygiene 307 17 Comfort, rest, and sleep 336 18 Safety 364 19 Pain management 383 20 Oxygenation 406 21 Asepsis 437 22 Infection control 464 23 Body mechanics, positioning, and moving 479 24 Therapeutic exercise 506 25 Mechanical immobilization 525 26 Ambulatory aids 545 27 Perioperative care 567 28 Wound care 591 29 Gastrointestinal intubation 617 30 Urinary elimination 649 31 Bowel elimination 680 32 Oral medications 705 33 Topical and inhalant medications 721 34 Parenteral medications 733 35 Intravenous medications 752 36 Airway management 771 37 Resuscitation 786 38 Death and dying 797
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