Foundations of Nursing

Foundations of Nursing

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This full-color, highly illustrated book for practical and vocational nursing programs includes material for all courses (except anatomy and physiology) in LPN/LVN programs. Following the nursing process format, topics covered in this comprehensive book include: nursing skills, history and nursing organizations, legal and ethical issues, cultural aspects, communication, human development, health promotion, infection control, homeostasis, gerontological nursing, medical-surgical nursing, health care in the community, maternal-child nursing, mental health and illness, and leadership/work transition. Special boxes highlighting information relating to life cycle considerations, client teaching, home health care, safety, cultural considerations, infection control, internet activities, and professional tips are found throughout.
(KEYWORDS: LPN/LVN, LPN, LVN, nursing skills, introduction, foundations, med-surg, medical-surgical, holistic, comprehensive, fundamentals, pediatric nursing, maternity nursing, psychiatric nursing, mental health nursing, gerontological nursing, leadership, nursing process, procedures, vocational nursing, health promotion, critical thinking, health promotion, critical thinking, care plans, case study)
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Product details

  • Hardback | 1856 pages
  • 218.44 x 279.4 x 71.12mm | 3,855.52g
  • Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Clifton Park, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • 0766808262
  • 9780766808263

Table of contents

NURSE SKILLS FOR SUCCESS: Holistic Care. Critical Thinking. Student Nurse Skills for Success. HISTORY AND NURSING ORGANIZATIONS: Nursing History, Education, and Organizations. The Health Care Delivery System. LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES: Legal Responsibilities. Ethical Responsibilities. COMMUNICATION: Communication. Nursing Process. Documentation. Client Teaching. CULTURAL ASPECTS OF NURSING: Cultural Diversity and Nursing. Alternative/Complementary Therapies. HUMAN DEVELOPMENT OVER THE LIFE SPAN: The Life Cycle. HEALTH PROMOTION: Wellness Concepts. Stress, Adaptation, and Anxiety. Grief, Loss, and Death. Basic Nutrition. Rest and Sleep. Safety/Hygiene. INFECTION CONTROL: Infection Control/Asepsis. Standard Precautions. HOMEOSTASIS: Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance. Medication Administration. MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING: Assessment. Pain Management. Diagnostic Tests. Anesthesia. Nursing Care of the Surgical Client. Nursing Care of the Oncology Client. Nursing Care of the Client: Respiratory System. Nursing Care of the Client: Cardiovascular System. Nursing Care of the Client: Blood and Lymph Systems. Nursing Care of the Client: Gastrointestinal System. Nursing Care of the Client: Reproductive System. Nursing Care of the Client: Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Nursing Care of the Client: Endocrine System. Nursing Care of the Client: Musculoskeletal System. Nursing Care of the Client: Immune System. Nursing Care of the Client: Integumentary System. Nursing Care of the Client: Nervous System. Nursing Care of the Client: Urinary System. Nursing Care of the Client: Sensory System. Nursing Care of the Client: Responding to Emergencies. MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE: Nursing Care of the Client: Mental Health and Illness. Nursing Care of the Client: Substance Abuse. MATERNAL/CHILD HEALTH NURSING: Prenatal Care. Complications of Pregnancy. The Birth Process. Postpartum Care. Newborn Care. Basics of Pediatric Care. Infants with Special Needs: Birth to 12 months. Common Problems: 1-18 Years. GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING: Nursing Care of the Older Client. HEALTH CARE IN THE COMMUNITY: Rehabilitation, Home Health, Long-Term Care, and Hospice. LEADERSHIP/WORK TRANSITION: Leadership/Work Transition.
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