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Adult Health Nursing

Adult Health Nursing - 6th edition

Adult Health Nursing - 6th edition

ISBN13: 9780323073103

ISBN10: 0323073107

Adult Health Nursing by CHRISTENSEN - ISBN 9780323073103
Edition: 6TH 11
Copyright: 2011
Publisher: Vitalsource Technologies, Inc.
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Adult Health Nursing by CHRISTENSEN - ISBN 9780323073103

ISBN13: 9780323073103

ISBN10: 0323073107

Edition: 6TH 11
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Summary

Part of the popular LPN Threads series, this comprehensive text includes all of the vital medical-surgical and anatomy and physiology content you need to know. From an introduction to A&P to discussions of disorders by body system and beyond, Adult Health Nursing, 6th Edition, is an indispensable reference. Companion CD includes animations and audio clips depicting physiologic processes, physical assessment video clips, an English/Spanish glossary with definitions and audio pronunciations, an anatomy coloring book, and a fluid and electrolytes tutorial.Chapters begin with an overview of anatomy and physiology, providing a clear, basic understanding of A&P that LPN/LVNs need to know.The consistent, logical framework of the nursing process connects specific disorders to patient care.Safety Alert boxes help you implement The Joint Commission's safety guidelines in all settings, with considerations for special populations.Nursing Diagnosis boxes, screened and highlighted in the text, include nursing diagnoses for specific disorders paired with the appropriate nursing interventions.Skills in a step-by-step format with full-color illustrations present clearly defined nursing actions with rationales for the skills and techniques you'll use in practice.Medication tables are meticulously detailed and provide quick access to action, dosage, precautions, and nursing considerations for commonly used drugs.Nursing Care Plans, presented in a case-study format, emphasize patient goals and outcomes and end with Critical Thinking Questions to develop your clinical decision-making skills.An emphasis on communication features real-life examples of nurse-patient dialogue and illustrates practical guidelines for effective communication.Patient Teaching boxes and Family Teaching boxes include post-hospital discharge guidelines and disease prevention instructions with a strong focus on three-way communication among the nurse, patient, and family members.Life Span Considerations for O