Adult Health Nursing

Adult Health Nursing

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Part of the popular LPN Threads series, this comprehensive text includes all of the vital medical-surgical and anatomy and physiology content you need to know. From an introduction to AaP to discussions of disorders by body system and beyond, Adult Health Nursing, 6th Edition, is an indispensable reference. 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. Chapters begin with an overview of anatomy and physiology, providing a clear, basic understanding of AaP that LPN/LVNs need to know. The consistent, logical framework of the nursing process connects specific disorders to patient care. Safety Alert boxes help you implement The Joint Commissiona€™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. Skills in a step-by-step format with full-color illustrations present clearly defined nursing actions with rationales for the skills and techniques youa€™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. 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 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. Enhanced focus on the NCLEXAr 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.The sixth edition of Adult Health Nursing shares some features and design elements with other Elsevier LPN/ LVN textbooks. ... An Evolve website provides free student resources, including additional review questions for the NCLEX Examination for every chapter, ... The Study Guide for Adult Health Nursing is designed to promote learning, understanding, and application of the content in the textbook.

Title:Adult Health Nursing
Author:Barbara Lauritsen Christensen, Elaine Oden Kockrow
Publisher:Elsevier Health Sciences - 2014-04-11


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