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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.

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Book CD-ROM Foundations and Adult Health Nursing (Book with CD-ROM) , 6th Edition

$121.00  
Foundations and Adult Health Nursing (Book with CD-ROM) , 6th Edition
Author Barbara Lauritsen Christensen, RN, MS, Formerly, 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

Format Softcover
Medium Book/CD-ROM Combo
ISBN 9780323057288
Copyright Year 2010
Edition 6
Length 2092 Pages

Part of the popular LPN Threads series, this comprehensive text includes in-depth discussions of fundamental concepts and skills, plus medical-surgical content to help you provide safe and effective care in the fast-paced healthcare environment. Easy-to-read content, an enhanced focus on preparing for the NCLEX® Examination, and a wealth of tips and study tools make Foundations and Adult Health Nursing, 6th Edition, your must-have text!

  • Key Features All-in-one reference includes fundamentals, skills, maternity, pediatric, geriatric, mental health, community, anatomy and physiology, and medical-surgical content - everything you need in one convenient text. 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. The consistent, logical framework of the nursing process connects specific disorders to patient care. The Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology chapter and an overview of A&P at the beginning of all body systems chapters provide a clear, basic understanding of A&P that LPN/LVNs need to know. A mathematics review chapter provides a complete review of basic arithmetic skills and practice in drug dosage calculation to ensure safe medication administration. 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. Over 100 skills in a step-by-step format with full-color illustrations present clearly defined nursing actions and rationales for 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. Coordinated Care boxes emphasize parameters for prioritizing tasks, as well as assigning tasks to and supervising unlicensed assistive personnel. 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 Older Adults boxes provide age-specific information for the care of the aging population, which is often the primary focus of the LPN/LVN nurse. Home Care Considerations boxes discuss the issues facing patients and caregivers in the home health care setting. Health Promotion Considerations boxes provide key information on staying healthy and preventing disease, with tips on wellness from Healthy People 2010. Cultural Considerations boxes discuss how to address the health needs of a culturally diverse patient population when planning care. Complementary and Alternative Therapy boxes includes disorder-specific therapies, precautions, and possible side effects of non-traditional treatments.

  • New to This Edition Enhanced focus on the NCLEX Examination offers end-of-chapter Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! sections with key points for self-guided study and remediation and an extensive set of review questions for thorough self-assessment. Additional review questions on Evolve provide instant feedback with correct answer and rationale for even more test-taking practice. Evidence-Based Practice boxes summarize the latest research findings and highlight how they apply to LPN/LVN practice. Updated, vibrant full-color design highlights key information and enhances your understanding of important concepts.


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