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Adult Health Nursing
Barbara Lauritsen Christensen, RN, MS, Nurse Educator, Mid-Plains Community College, North Platte, NE; and Elaine Oden Kockrow, RN, MS, Formerly, Nurse Educator, Mid-Plains Community College, North Platte, NE
Imprint: Mosby
Adult Health NursingNursing - Gerontology

Part of the popular LPN Threads series, Adult Health Nursing provides all of the medical-surgical and basic anatomy and physiology content LPN/LVN students need to know as they prepare for practice. Designed to be used in conjunction with Foundations on Nursing, by the same author team, together these two full-color texts provide complete coverage of all of the content needed in an LPN/LVN curriculum.

Key Features

  • Overview of Anatomy and Physiology begins all body systems chapters and Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology chapter provides a clear, basic understanding of the A&P that LPN/LVNs need to know.
  • Objectives are separated into Anatomy & Physiology and Medical-Surgical categories.
  • Assessment is separated into Subjective and Objective Data.
  • Nursing Process is applied to the discussion of disorders and appears in a summary form at the end of each chapter.
  • Nursing Care Plans, presented in a case-study format, emphasize patient goals and outcomes and include Critical Thinking Questions at the end of each care plan.
  • Nursing Diagnosis boxes, screened and highlighted in the text, include nursing diagnoses for specific disorders paired with the appropriate nursing interventions.
  • Skills are presented in a step-by-step format with clearly defined nursing actions and rationales.
  • Clinical Pathways are included to reflect collaborative care.
  • Patient 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.
  • Cultural and Ethnic Considerations boxes include a variety of cultural scenarios that nurses may face when providing health care.
  • Older Adult Considerations boxes provide age-specific information for the care of the aging population, which is often the primary focus of the LPN/LVN nurse.
  • Home Health Considerations boxes discuss issues facing patients and their caregivers in the home setting.
  • Unique Complementary and Alternative Therapy boxes, in nearly every chapter, provide a breakdown of specific therapies, along with precautions and possible side effects.
  • Unique Therapeutic Dialogue boxes illustrates communication strategies through real-life examples of nurse-patient dialogue.
  • Unique Medication Tables are meticulously detailed and provide quick access to action, dosage, precautions, and nursing considerations for commonly used drugs.
New to this Edition
  • New interactive Companion CD-ROM, packaged with every text, includes an audio glossary, NCLEX® exam-style review questions, animations, video clips, Body Spectrum, Spanish-English phrases, and a Mathematics Review.
  • Unique Health Promotion Considerations boxes, an LPN thread, highlights information on wellness and disease prevention, including infection control, diet, and pregnancy.
  • Safety Considerations boxes, a new LPN thread, highlights safety issues in a variety of settings, including topics on prevention of burns, thromboemboli, crutch safety, preventing musculoskeletal trauma, appendicitis, acute viral hepatitis, aplastic anemia, anticoagulant therapy, hyper- and hypoglycemic reactions, sexually transmitted diseases, prevention and detection of cancer, and hypersensitivity reactions.
  • New content added on blood tests for congestive heart failure (BNP), treatment modalities in the chapter on Care of the Patient with HIV/AIDS, new diabetes medications, revised hepatitis classifications, sacroneuro stimulators for urinary incontinence, and more.
  • Two new appendices include JCAHO Lists of Dangerous Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Symbols; and Laboratory Reference Values.

Table of ContentsIndex
Book Study Guide for Adult Health Nursing, 6th Edition
Format Softcover
ISBN 9780323057394
Copyright Year 2010
$33.00  
Book CD-ROM Virtual Clinical Excursions-Medical-Surgical for Adult Health Nursing (Book with CD-ROM) , 6th Edition
Format Software
ISBN 9780323073820
Copyright Year 2010
$77.00  
Book CD-ROM Adult Health Nursing (Book with CD-ROM) , 6th Edition
Format Softcover
ISBN 9780323057363
Copyright Year 2010
$86.00  
Book CD-ROM Foundations and Adult Health Nursing (Book with CD-ROM) , 6th Edition
Format Softcover
ISBN 9780323057288
Copyright Year 2010
$121.00  
Book Foundations & Adult Health Nursing - Text with Mosby's Dictionary of Medical, Nursing & Health Professions Package, 5th Edition
Format Softcover
ISBN 0323043070
Copyright Year 2006
$128.00  

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