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Foundations of Nursing E Book

Author : Kim Cooper
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Master the skills that LPN/LVNs need to care for patients across the lifespan! Foundations of Nursing, 9th Edition provides an essential guide to nursing care for pediatric, maternity, adult, and older adult patients. Through use of the nursing process, you will develop clinical judgment skills to assess patient needs, develop nursing care plans, and plan effective nursing interventions. Case studies provide practice with critical thinking and clinical judgment, and new Next Generation NCLEX®-format questions help you apply theory to practice. Written by nursing educators Kim Cooper and Kelly Gosnell, this text also helps you prepare for success on the NCLEX-PN® examination. Step-by-step instructions for more than 100 skills show nursing techniques and procedures along with the rationales for each. Clear, easy-to-understand coverage of skills across the lifespan includes maternity, pediatrics, adults, and older adults. Nursing care plans use a case-study format to emphasize patient goals and outcomes, and include critical thinking questions at the end of each care plan. Complete mathematics review covers basic arithmetic skills and dosage calculation, followed by a discussion of medication administration including IV therapy. Safety Alerts cover issues related to safe patient care in a variety of settings. Evidence-Based Practice boxes provide synopses of research articles that apply to nursing, along with nursing implications for the LPN/LVN. Coordinated Care boxes promote comprehensive patient care with other members of the health care team, focusing on prioritization, assignment, supervision, collaboration, delegation, and leadership topics. Health Promotion Considerations boxes highlight information on wellness and disease prevention, including infection control, diet, and pregnancy. Communication boxes illustrate communication strategies through real-life examples of nurse-patient dialogue. Patient Teaching boxes focus on three-way communication among the nurse, patient, and family members, and include topics such as hospital discharge instructions. Home Health Considerations boxes discuss issues facing patients and their caregivers in the home setting. Lifespan Considerations boxes provide age-specific information for the care of the patient. NEW! Next Generation NCLEX® case studies and new format questions help you prepare for success on the NCLEX-PN® examination. NEW! Discussion of the NCSBN Clinical Judgment Measurement Model helps you develop the skills needed to plan effective nursing interventions. NEW! Updated Asepsis and Infection Control chapter prepares you for today’s healthcare environment. NEW! Updated photos and illustrations show nursing techniques, procedures, and patient care.

Foundations of Nursing Practice

Author : Richard Hogston
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This is the key text for introductory level nursing, covering all the core areas. Practical and great value, it is comprehensive and also contains new chapters on cutting edge topics. Alongside an all-new companion website, this is an outstanding edition for CFP study from a tried and trusted team.

Foundations Of Nursing An Integrated Approach

Author : Evans, Cliff
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Combines anatomy and physiology with principles of nursing practice to present an approach to patient care and the nurse's role. This title introduces the role of the nurse and the scope of practice (accountability, EBP, EBL etc). It then looks at each body system in turn.

Foundations of Nursing E Book

Author : Barbara Lauritsen Christensen
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Part of the popular LPN Threads series, this comprehensive text prepares you for safe and effective nursing practice in today’s fast-paced healthcare environment. Covering maternal and neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, mental health, and community nursing, Foundations of Nursing, 6th Edition, includes all of the essential LPN/LVN content you need. 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. 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. More than 100 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. Coordinated Care boxes emphasize parameters for prioritizing tasks, as well as assigning tasks to and supervising unlicensed assistive personnel. 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 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. 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.

Foundations of Nursing Enrolled Nurses

Author : Susie Gray
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Designed for the Diploma of Nursing, Foundations of Nursing, Enrolled Nurses, Australia and New Zealand edition is mapped to the HLT54115 training package competencies, and aligns to the revised Standards for Practice for the Enrolled Nurse. Written to equip the enrolled nurse with current knowledge, and basic problem-solving and critical-thinking skills to successfully meet the demanding challenges of today’s health care, the text clearly explains concepts and definitions, and scaffolds knowledge. The student-friendly text provides a clear and fresh approach to the study of nursing; it is straightforward and heavily illustrated with colour photos of procedures.

Fundamentals of Nursing Research

Author : Dorothy Young Brockopp
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This book is written to inspire enthusiasm among nursing students toward the research process. Concepts are presented in a unique worktext format, which makes it easier for students to understand and simplify the principles of research.

Study Guide for Fundamentals of Nursing E Book

Author : Patricia A. Potter
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Get the most from your fundamentals education with the Study Guide for Fundamentals of Nursing, 9th Edition! Corresponding to the chapters in Fundamentals of Nursing, 9th Edition, this study guide helps reinforce your understanding of key nursing concepts through review questions, exercises, and learning activities. Also included are online skills checklists that walk you through all of the nursing procedures found in your fundamentals text. Comprehensive understanding sections help you master the content through detailed coverage of each chapter. Multiple-choice review questions evaluate your understanding of key chapter content. Critical thinking exercises help you develop a framework for learning fundamentals concepts. Preliminary readings refer back to related chapters in Fundamentals of Nursing, 9th Edition. NEW! Additional critical thinking models visually clarify case study takeaways. UPDATED! Content mirrors new information in Fundamentals of Nursing, 9th Edition.

Fundamentals of Nursing E Book

Author : Patricia A. Potter
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It’s your complete guide to nursing — from basic concepts to essential skills! Fundamentals of Nursing, 9th Edition prepares you to succeed as a nurse by providing a solid foundation in critical thinking, evidence-based practice, nursing theory, and safe clinical care in all settings. With illustrated, step-by-step guidelines, this book makes it easy to learn important skills and procedures. Care plans are presented within a nursing process framework, and case studies show how to apply concepts to nursing practice. From an expert author team led by Patricia Potter and Anne Griffin Perry, this bestselling nursing textbook helps you develop the understanding and clinical reasoning you need to provide excellent patient care. 51 skills demonstrations provide illustrated, step-by-step instructions for safe nursing care — and include rationales for each step. 29 procedural guidelines provide streamlined, step-by-step instructions for performing basic skills. UNIQUE! Critical Thinking Models in each clinical chapter show how to apply the nursing process and critical thinking to achieve successful clinical outcomes. Evidence-Based Practice chapter shows how nursing research helps in determining best practices. UNIQUE! Caring for the Cancer Survivor chapter prepares nurses to care for cancer patients who may still face physical and emotional issues. Case studies include unique clinical application questions and exercises, allowing you to practice using care plans and concept maps. The 5-step nursing process provides a consistent framework for care, and is demonstrated in more than 20 care plans. 15 review questions in every chapter test your retention of key concepts, with answers available in the book and on the Evolve companion website. Practical study tools on Evolve include video clips of skills, skills checklists, printable key points, a fluid & electrolytes tutorial, a concept map creator, an audio glossary, and more. UNIQUE! Clear, streamlined writing style makes complex material more approachable. More than 20 concept maps show care planning for clients with multiple nursing diagnoses. Key points and key terms in each chapter summarize important content for more efficient review and study. Unexpected Outcomes and Related Interventions for each skill alert you to potential problems and appropriate nursing actions. Delegation coverage clarifies which tasks can and cannot be delegated. A glossary provides quick access to definitions for all key terms.

Foundations of Nursing

Author : Barbara Lauritsen Christensen
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An ideal companion text to Adult Health Nursing, this clearly-written, colorful, and attractively-designed resource has all the fundamentals and skills - maternal and neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, mental health, community, and leadership content - needed to educate LPN/LVNs. Used together, these two texts provide all the content covered in the entire LPN/LVN curriculum. Skills for a wide range of nursing care are presented in a straightforward, step-by-step format with nursing actions and rationales clearly defined. Clinical Pathways are discussed and explained. Nursing Care Plans include critical thinking questions and are developed around specific case studies with an emphasis on patient goals and outcomes. The nursing process is applied consistently and logically to the discussion of disorders, and appears in complete summary form at the end of applicable chapters. Nursing Diagnoses paired with disorder-appropriate Nursing Interventions are screened and highlighted. Therapeutic Dialogue boxes focus on communication through real-life examples of nurse-patient dialogue. Patient Teaching boxes examine discharge instructions and health promotion for patients and families. Home Health Considerations boxes discuss issues facing patients and caregivers in the home care setting. Older Adult Considerations boxes bring a gerontologic perspective to the analysis of specific disorders. Cultural and Ethnic Considerations boxes teach students about specific cultural preferences and how to address the needs of cultural diversity when planning nursing care. Medications tables provide quick access to action, dosage, precautions, and nursing considerations for commonly used drugs. Full-color art, photography and design Contents reorganized based on reviewers' suggestions to improve accessibility of content New chapters: - Complementary and Alternative Therapies (Chapter 16) - Care of the Patient with an Addictive Personality (Chapter 35) End-of-chapter pedagogy is reorganized, with Key Points and Chapter Challenge References and Suggested Readings are revised and updated Enhanced and upgraded ancillary package

Study Guide for Fundamentals of Nursing

Author : Patricia A Potter, RN Msn PhD Faan
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Get the most from your fundamentals education with the Study Guide for Fundamentals of Nursing, 9th Edition! Corresponding to the chapters in "Fundamentals of Nursing, 9th Edition," this study guide helps reinforce your understanding of key nursing concepts through review questions, exercises, and learning activities. Also included are online skills checklists that walk you through all of the nursing procedures found in your fundamentals text.Comprehensive understanding sections help you master the content through detailed coverage of each chapter. Multiple-choice review questions evaluate your understanding of key chapter content.Critical thinking exercises help you develop a framework for learning fundamentals concepts. Preliminary readings refer back to related chapters in "Fundamentals of Nursing, 9th Edition."NEW! Additional critical thinking models visually clarify case study takeaways. UPDATED! Content mirrors new information in "Fundamentals of Nursing, 9th Edition."