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.
Author: Patricia A. Potter,Anne Griffin Perry,Patricia Stockert,Amy Hall
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
A favorite among nursing students, Pharmacology for Nursing Care, 8th Edition, features a uniquely engaging writing style, clear explanations, and unmatched clinical precision and currency to help you gain a solid understanding of key drugs and their implications -- as opposed to just memorization of certain facts. Compelling features such as a drug prototype approach, use of large and small print to distinguish need-to-know versus nice-to-know content, and a focus on major nursing implications save you study time by directing your attention on the most important, need-to-know information. The new edition also features an abundance of content updates to keep you ahead of the curve in school and in professional practice. UNIQUE! Engaging writing style with clear explanations makes content easy to grasp and even enjoyable to learn. A drug prototype approach uses one drug within each drug family to characterize all members of its group to help you learn about related drugs currently on the market and drugs that will be released once you begin practice. UNIQUE! Special Interest Topic boxes address timely issues in pharmacology and connect pharmacology content with current trends. Large print/small print design distinguishes essential "need-to-know" information from "nice-to-know" information. Limited discussion of adverse effects and drug interactions keeps your limited study time focused on only the most clinically important information. Reliance on up-to-date evidence-based clinical guidelines ensures that therapeutic uses are clinically relevant. Integrated and summarized nursing content demonstrates the vital interplay between drug therapy and nursing care. Coverage of dietary supplements and herbal interactions equips you to alert patients and caregivers to the potential dangers of certain dietary supplements, including interactions with prescribed and over-the-counter drugs and herbal therapies. Additional learning features provide a touchstone for study and review as you complete reading assignments and build a foundation of pharmacologic knowledge.
Author: Richard A. Lehne,Laura Rosenthal
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Part of the Saunders Pyramid to Success for NCLEX-PN series, this unique and comprehensive review program focuses specifically on material featured in the National Council of State Boards of Nursing's most recent NCLEX-PN test plan. The companion CD-ROM contains all 1,800 multiple-choice questions from the text plus over 1,200 additional practice questions.
Author: Linda Anne Silvestri
The leading medical-surgical text for LPN/LVN students, Linton''s Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing, 6th Edition offers just the right level of information to equip today''s students to effectively care for adults and older adults. Covering both medical-surgical and psychiatric mental health conditions and disorders, this comprehensive text addresses the LPN/LVN''s role in a variety of care settings, including acute care and long-term care, with a special emphasis on assignment and supervision responsibilities. It also emphasizes culturally competent care and holistic nursing, while thoroughly covering all relevant NCLEX-PN test plan content No other resource offers the breadth of topics at a level that is so perfectly tailored to the LPN/LVN student. Foundational units on basic concepts related to the health care system, care settings, the nursing process, leadership, nutrition, the older adult, growth and nutrition, legal/ethical considerations, evidence-based nursing care, and many more essential topics, avoid repetition later in the text and create a foundation to build your understanding of disorders by body system. Safety alerts are highlighted throughout the text with a Safety Considerations icon. A separate unit on psychiatric mental health nursing covers psychosocial responses to illness, psychiatric disorders, and substance abuse - eliminating the need for a separate psychiatric mental health nursing text. Content related to the NCLEX-PN test plan is emphasized throughout the text, including health promotion, nutrition, legal/ethical issues, HIPAA, and prevention of medication/medical errors. Separate chapters on common, high-profile disorders (including hypertension, diabetes, and shock), provide an in-depth understanding for patient care. Focus on assignment and supervision helps you assign tasks to nurse assistants, patient care techs, and unlicensed assistive personnel, and makes sure they understand the difference between delegation, management, supervision, and assignment of tasks on the health care team. UNIQUE! In-depth pharmacology coverage includes: the Pharmacology Tutorial covering drug classifications, how drugs work, and nursing responsibilities; Pharmacology Capsules boxes providing medication information, precautions for use, interactions, and side/adverse effects; and Pharmacology and Medications tables including classification, use/action, side/adverse effects, and nursing interventions. A separate unit on gerontologic nursing provides comprehensive coverage of the care of the older adult and related disorders. No other LPN/LVN med-surg text offers as much coverage of this primary patient group. Diagnostic Tests and Procedures tables offer quick reference to MRI, CT, Doppler flow, lumbar puncture tests for neurologic disorders, and much more. Health Promotion Considerations boxes highlight timely wellness and disease prevention topics. Patient Teaching Plans provide bulleted lists of nursing instructions for patients, stressing the role and responsibility of the LPN/LVN to reinforce patient education. Nutrition Considerations boxes are spotlighted at appropriate points throughout the text to emphasize the role that nutrition plays in disease and nursing care. Nursing care plans reinforce the nursing process and focus on critical thinking. Cultural Considerations boxes discuss the importance of providing culturally-competent care related to various clinical situations. Put on Your Thinking Cap boxes allow you to pause and consider the practical implications of what you have just read. Get Ready for the NCLEX-PN Examination! sections at the end of chapters include key points, review questions, and case studies that address the various NCLEX Client Needs categories. NEW! Continued emphasis on evidence-based practice and the most current research findings include specific examples of how scientific evidence can justify and support patient care. NEW! Updated nursing diagnoses all reflect the most current NANDA listings for NCLEX compliance.
Author: Adrianne Dill Linton
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
There's a new fundamentals text in town. One that centers on simple language, active learning, and a fresh new way to help you truly understand, apply, and retain important nursing information and concepts. Introducing the brand new Fundamentals of Nursing text from Yoost and Crawford. Written in a warm and conversational style, this innovative text starts by guiding you towards a basic understanding of the nursing profession and then logically progresses through the nursing process and into the safe and systematic methods of applying care. Each chapter features realistic case studies and critical thinking exercises woven throughout the content to help you continually apply what you've learned to actual patient care. Conceptual care maps further your ability to make clinical judgments and synthesize knowledge as you develop plans of care after analyzing and clustering related patient assessment data. All of this paired with a wealth of student-friendly learning features and clinically-focused content offers up a fundamentally different - and quite effective - way for you to easily master the fundamentals of nursing. UNIQUE! Active learning approach centers on case studies and critical thinking exercises that are woven throughout each chapter to ensure readers are able to apply chapter content to broader nursing concepts and realistic patient scenarios. UNIQUE! Simple to complex progression of information starts by guiding readers towards a basic understanding of the nursing profession and then logically progressing through the nursing process and into the safe and systematic methods of applying care. UNIQUE! Warm, conversational style devoid of repetitive discussions and unnecessary information slows down the pace of information to give readers time to critically think and master all fundamental concepts and skills. UNIQUE! Conceptual care maps require readers to develop a plan of care after analyzing and clustering related patient assessment data. This unique learning tool assists readers in recognizing the importance of each type of assessment data and furthers your ability to make clinical judgments and synthesize knowledge about the whole patient. Learning objectives carried throughout the chapter features the objective being showcased at the start of the chapter, tied to headings throughout the chapter, and once again reinforced at the close of the chapter. Nursing Skills sections provide information on the purpose, procedures, evidence-based practice, special circumstances, and more for a variety of important nursing skills - all supported by rationales, photos, and illustrations. Nursing Care Guidelines highlight information (including background, procedural concerns, documentation concerns, and evidence-based practice) and resources to reduce risk and ensure safety for the patient and nurse. Diverse mix of clinically focused boxes are incorporated throughout each chapter. Collaboration and Delegation boxes stress the importance of effective and accurate communication between the healthcare team about a patient's condition and treatment, as well as the importance of assigning tasks appropriately. Ethical, Legal, and Professional Practice boxes address ethical and legal dilemmas commonly faced in nursing to prepare readers to act in a professional and nonjudgmental manner while protecting patient rights. Patient Education and Health Literacy boxes stress the importance of patient education and how to deliver information in an understandable manner based on the patient's level of health literacy. Health Assessment Questions boxes illustrate how to properly ask and use assessment questions while interviewing patients. Diversity Considerations boxes prepare readers to care for and communicate with patients of diverse ages, gender, cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds as well as various disability and morphological characteristics. Evidence-Based Practice and Informatics boxes provide current research and resources that, combined with clinical expertise, will contribute to improved patient care outcomes. Home Care Consideration boxes highlight issues that pertain specifically to nursing practice in the non-acute care setting. Safe Practice Alert! boxes underscore significant patient safety concerns while providing information to insure both patient and nurse safety. QSEN Focus! boxes illustrate application of the six Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies for pre-licensure nursing students: patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, safety, and informatics. Five-step nursing process framework is integrated throughout the text and in the clinical skills chapters. Care planning table in each clinical chapter highlights the first nursing diagnosis discussed in the chapter and connects it to the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) and the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC). [Do Not Feature] Animations are located throughout the book to enhance student learning. Numerous full-color illustrations and photos show anatomy, procedures, and methods. 10 review questions at the end of every chapter (with an additional 10 online) help readers review what you have learned and evaluate your understanding. End-of-book appendixes cover abbreviations, roots, prefixes, and suffixes; NANDA-I Diagnostic Labels; NCLEX-Style Question Study Tips; and glossary terms.
Active Learning for Collaborative Practice
Author: Barbara L. Yoost,Lynne R. Crawford
Authors Susan Ricci and Terri Kyle have teamed up to deliver a unique resource for your students to understand the health needs of women and children. This new combination book, Maternity and Pediatric Nursing, will empower the reader to guide women and their children toward higher levels of wellness throughout the life cycle. The textbook emphasizes how to anticipate, identify, and address common problems to allow timely, evidence-based interventions. Features include unfolding case studies throughout each chapter, multiple examples of critical thinking, and an outstanding visual presentation with extensive illustrations depicting key concepts. A bound-in CD-ROM and a companion Website include video clips and NCLEX®-style review questions.
Author: Susan Scott Ricci,Terri Kyle
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
With chapter-by-chapter review and practice, this easy-to-use workbook and lab manual reinforces your understanding of key facts and concepts fromMosby's Pharmacy Technician: Principles and Practice, 4th Edition. Chapter-specific lab exercises and skill check-off sheets correspond to procedures in the textbook, and a wide variety of review questions (including fill-in-the-blank, matching, true/false, and multiple-choice), exercises, and activities help you study more effectively and learn to apply your knowledge for success on the job. Practice with the most important subject areas taught in pharmacy technician programs prepares you for the PTCE and your future job. Critical thinking exercises help you apply what you've learned to real-life situations. Fill-in-the-blank, matching, true/false, and multiple-choice questions reinforce chapter material. UNIQUE! Internet research activities prepare you for research tasks you will encounter on the job. Math calculation exercises help you master this difficult area of pharmacology. NEW! Chapter-specific lab exercises give you applicable laboratory experience and practice. NEW! Skill check-off sheets let you track your progress with textbook procedures.
Principles and Practice
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publisher's description: A bestseller in the field, Medical-Surgical Nursing, eighth edition offers up-to-date, evidence-based coverage of the latest clinical developments you need to know to provide exceptional care in today's fast-paced health care environment. A variety of helpful boxes and tables make it easy to find essential information, and the accessible writing style makes even complex concepts easy to grasp. Best of all - a complete collection of engaging, interactive learning tools and resources helps you gain valuable, real-world preparation for clinical practice!
Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems
Author: Sharon L. Lewis,Shannon Ruff Dirksen,Margaret McLean Heitkemper
"The revised and updated Third Edition of this popular text explores the full psychiatric nursing care continuum - from the fundamentals of sound nursing theory to therapeutic applications and clinical modalities for the major DSM-IV-TR disorders. Using the nursing process as its framework, the text emphasizes assessment, therapeutic communication, neurobiology, and psychopharmacologic intervention - all in a reader-friendly format that promotes self-awareness, effective communication, and the use of family and community resources."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: Sheila L. Videbeck
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Get instant access to all the information you need for more than 200 medical-surgical conditions and procedures with the Clinical Companion to Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems. Designed to accompany the 10th Edition of the Lewis main text, this portable reference has been completely updated throughout to reflect current practice. The Clinical Companion is organized alphabetically for quick reference and includes a variety of full-color illustrations and summary tables to help you digest information quickly. Disorders section covers commonly encountered medical-surgical conditions in a consistent, clinically-relevant format that includes: Definition/Description Pathophysiology Clinical Manifestations Complications Diagnostic Studies Interprofessional Care (including Drug Therapy, where relevant) Nursing Management Treatments and Procedures section summarizes the need-to-know content about common medical-surgical treatments and procedures such as basic life support, enteral nutrition, and artificial airway management. Cross-references to Lewis: Medical-Surgical Nursing, 10th Edition, make it easy to locate more in-depth information. Patient and caregiver teaching content highlighted with a special icon, identifying information to share with patients and caregivers. Reference Appendix contains information commonly used in nursing practice, such as abbreviations, laboratory values, and commonly used formulas. NEW! Attractive full-color design ties the Clinical Companion to the textbook.
Author: Sharon L. Lewis,Debra Hagler,Linda Bucher,Margaret M. Heitkemper,Mariann M. Harding,Jeffrey Kwong,Dottie Roberts
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
NCLEX-RNÆ EXCEL-Learn to think like a nurse on the exam. NCLEX-RNÆ EXCEL contains the single most effective preparatory tool for success on the exam: the unfolding case study review. Based on the successful NCLEX-RN EXCEL methodology used in the Drexel University program, this is the only review book to utilize the unfolding case study approach to help you master test content. This approach promotes interactive learning through case vignettes and simulation environments, providing a clear, conceptual basis for test content. The unfolding case studies closely mimic real-life situations in nursing, providing situational models that assist students to problem solve, actively engage, and use critical thinking techniques when taking the actual test. Unlike all competing books, this book helps you to contextualize the information you need to pass the test. This innovative methodology is more effective than just practice questions alone, and has resulted in exceedingly high success rates. Key features: A systematic review of content from the new client needs test plan and the updated 2010 test blueprint Skill development in assessment, planning, and evaluation of patient care Rapid Response Tips (RRT) to help master content quickly and easily Key knowledge required for the test built into engaging case vignettes Pharmacology and medication administration principles incorporated into each chapter Full explanations of test answers at the end of each chapter If you want to get past the drudgery of flashcards, endless practice questions, and test-taking tricks-if you want a deeper understanding of the test material-get NCLEX-RNÆ EXCEL.
Test Success through Unfolding Case Study Review
Author: Brenda Reap Thompson, MSN, RN, CNE,Ruth A. Wittmann-Price, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE, ANEF
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Since its first publication in 1988, this guide has established itself as the premier reference text in the field for all health care professionals seeking an up-to-date review of the role of information technology in the nursing profession. The second edition of this seminal work goes on to address the growth and evolution of the nursing informatics discipline as well as the impact of the rapid and far-reaching changes in IT and in health care. In addition to a new section on integration, this edition includes all-new chapters on subjects such as: the national health information infrastructure; reengineering health care and business processes; electronic resources for nursing; usability concepts and the clinical workstation; ubiquitous computing and the nurse; information management and long-term care; the information needs of nurse-managed centres; critical path/care map and case management needs; large databases and their implications for planning and health policy; virtual reality; and defining the informatics nurse specialist.
Where Caring and Technology Meet
Author: Marion J. Ball,Kathryn J. Hannah,Susan K. Newbold,Judith V. Douglas
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Corresponding chapter-by-chapter to Medical-Surgical Nursing, Single Volume, 7e, Elsevier Adaptive Quizzing is the fun and engaging way to focus your study time and effectively prepare for class, course exams, and the [NCLEX®/certification/licensure] exam. Elsevier Adaptive Quizzing is comprised of a bank of high-quality practice questions that allows you to advance at your own pace - based on your performance - through multiple mastery levels for each chapter.. A comprehensive dashboard allows you to view your progress and stay motivated. UNIQUE! Elsevier's trusted, market-leading content serves as the foundation for all questions, which are written, reviewed, and leveled by experienced [nursing/health professions] educators, item writers, and authors. UNIQUE! Unfolding questions become progressively more complex as you advance to higher levels, incorporating concepts such as delegation, multi-system disease, or complicating conditions to help you strengthen your critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills. UNIQUE! Essential test-taking tips and strategies help you learn how to successfully dissect and tackle different question types and improve test-taking skills for both course exams and the [NCLEX/certification/licensure] examination. Confidence level indicators allow you to indicate your confidence when submitting answers, providing valuable insight into areas where you might require further study. UNIQUE! Practice in Study Mode, which provides immediate feedback, or in Exam Mode where the quiz is timed and results are summarized at the end. UNIQUE! In addition to detailed rationales for each question, select questions include interactive, multimedia resources such as illustrations, animations, videos, audio clips, and study tips to help you master challenging material. The engaging, easy-to-use interface ensures that you'll be able to navigate through the program with ease. Multiple mastery levels for each chapter, topic, or concept allow you to progress from one level to the next based on your performance. Alternate item format questions - including multiple-response, fill-in-the-blank, prioritizing, graphic item options, chart/exhibit, video, audio, and hot spot - provide valuable [NCLEX®/certification/ licensure] exam preparation. The comprehensive dashboard allows you to view your personal learning progress with summaries of your strengths, weaknesses, mastery levels, and normative data.
Author: Donna D Ignatavicius, MS, RN, CM,Donna D. Ignatavicius,M Linda Workman, PhD, RN,M. Linda Workman,Elsevier
Explores how global markets, middlemen and destination aspirations drive the 'stepwise migrations' of Filipino and Indonesian migrant domestic workers.
Stepwise Migration in a Global Labor Market
Author: Anju M. Paul
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Social Science
A guide to the fundamentals of nursing for the LPN/LVN, Foundations of Nursing, 7th Edition covers the skills you need for clinical practice, from nursing interventions to maternity, neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, mental health, and community health care. Guidelines for patient care are presented within the framework of the five-step nursing process; Nursing Care Plans are described within a case-study format to help you develop skills in clinical decision-making. Written by Kim Cooper and Kelly Gosnell, this text includes review questions to help you prepare for the NCLEX-PN® examination! Full-color, step-by-step instructions for over 100 skills show nursing techniques and procedures along with rationales for each. The 5-step Nursing Process connects specific disorders to patient care — with a summary at the end of each chapter. Nursing Care Plans emphasize patient goals and outcomes within a case-study format, and promotes clinical decision-making with critical thinking questions at the end of each care plan. UNIQUE! Mathematics review in Dosage Calculation and Medication Administration chapter covers basic arithmetic skills prior to the discussion of medication administration. Student-friendly features enhance the learning of nursing skills with summary boxes for Patient Teaching, Health Promotion Considerations, Complementary and Alternative Therapy, Cultural Considerations, Older Adult Considerations, Home Care Considerations, Safety Alert, and Prioritization, Assignment, and Supervision A focus on preparing for the NCLEX® examination includes review questions and Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! sections with key points organized by NCLEX Client Needs Categories. Evidence-Based Practice boxes provide synopses of nursing research articles and other scientific articles applicable to nursing, along with nursing implications for the LPN/LVN. Nursing Diagnosis boxes summarize nursing diagnoses for specific disorders along with the appropriate nursing interventions. Medication Therapy tables provide quick access to actions, dosages, precautions, and nursing considerations for commonly used drugs. NEW! Reorganized chapters make it easier to follow and understand the material. NEW! Icons in page margins indicate videos, audios, and animations on the Evolve companion website that may be accessed for enhanced learning. UPDATED illustrations include photographs of common nursing skills.
Author: Kim Cooper,Kelly Gosnell
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
A Concise Encyclopedia, Second Edition
Author: Harriet R. Feldman
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Category: Business & Economics
Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment: Practice Exercises for the NCLEX® Examination, 4th Edition is the original and most popular NCLEX review book on the market focused exclusively on building prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment skills! Using a unique simple-to-complex approach, this best-selling text establishes your foundational knowledge of management of care, then provides exercises of increasing difficulty to help you transition to practice in today's fast-paced healthcare environment. This new edition features more than 60 pages of additional questions, a completely new pharmacology chapter and questions, a content re-alignment to match the latest National League for Nursing guidelines for delegation and patient assignment, increased inclusion of LGBTQ-related scenarios, updated infection control coverage, and much more! Answer keys offer a detailed rationale and an indication of the focus of the question to encourage formative assessment. Interactive practice quizzing on Evolve allows you to create a virtually unlimited number of practice sessions in Study Mode or Exam Mode. Emphasis on the NCLEX Examination’s management-of-care focus addresses the heavy emphasis on prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment in the current NCLEX-RN® Examination. Updated content throughout matches the latest evidence-based guidelines and treatment protocols. Improved navigation and usability with color tabs on the edges of the book's pages and with answers directly following each chapter. UNIQUE! Three-part organization establishes foundational knowledge and then provides exercises of increasing difficulty to help you build confidence in your prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment skills. NEW! More than 60 pages of new questions provide additional practice prepare you for the prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment questions on the NCLEX-RN® Exam. NEW! Pharmacology chapter and expanded pharmacology questions throughout prepare you for the strong pharmacology focus of the latest NCLEX-RN® Exam. NEW! Re-alignment of delegation and assignment content and answer key coding to reflect the latest National League for Nursing (NLN) guidelines on what constitutes delegation and what constitutes patient assignment. NEW! Increased emphasis on infection control addresses the growing problems of antibiotic resistance and the rapid spread of infectious disease resulting from our globally mobile society and from growing resistance to vaccination. NEW! Increased inclusion of LGBTQ scenarios and healthcare concerns prepares you for patient-centered care with LGBTQ clients.
Practice Excercises for the NCLEX Exam
Author: Linda A. LaCharity,Candice K. Kumagai,Barbara Bartz
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences