Provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to practice nursing safely as LPN/LVNs.
Fully updated to reflect current medical and nursing practice, this Eleventh Edition of Textbook of Basic Nursing covers all areas of the curriculum, including Anatomy & Physiology, Fundamentals, Skills, Adult Health, Growth and Development, Mental Health, Maternity and Pediatrics, and Geriatric Considerations. Based on the NCLEX-PN framework, this engaging and comprehensive text provides everything students need to succeed, including short chapters with easy-to-understand content, striking photos and illustrations that bring the content to life, and a wide range of practice-oriented, mastery-focused learning tools both in the book and online, and an available hands-on workbook. Key benefits include:
Concept Mastery Alerts use data from prepU quizzing to highlight common misconceptions and difficult-to-understand material.
Nursing Alerts ensure that students obtain the critical information they need to safely practice nursing as LPN/LVNs and succeed on the NCLEX-PN.
NCLEX Alerts highlight critical NCLEX-relevant content in each key area.
In Practice: Nursing Care Plans present a case study using NANDA terminology and the Nursing Process to illustrate how to develop a care plan.
Special Considerations highlight key culture, lifespan, homecare, or nutrition information.
In Practice: Nursing Procedures present step-by-step instructions with full-color illustrations and rationales.
In Practice: Nursing Care Guidelines contain summaries of important concepts, teaching, skills performance, or nursing considerations.
In Practice: Educating the Client boxes highlight important teaching concepts.
In Practice: Data Gathering in Nursing summarizes the key information needed in gathering data for nursing observations.
In Practice: Nursing Process boxes use the steps of the nursing process to guide the LPN/LVN in effective data collection.
In Practice: Important Medications boxes summarize common medications used in treating specific conditions, diseases, and disorders.
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October 5, 2016
About The Author(s)
Mary T. Kowalski RN, BA, BSN, MSN
Professor/Director/Instructor of Vocational Nursing and Health Careers, Retired, Cerro Coso Community College, Ridgecrest, CA
Caroline Bunker Rosdahl RN, BSN, MA
Staff Nurse, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; Vice President Emeritus, Anoka-Hennepin Technical College, Anoka, MN
Learning Objectives, Important Terminology, and Acronyms provide a general overview of important content.
Key Points help students synthesize and summarize issues of each chapter.
Critical Thinking Exercises, designed for in-class discussions or individual student essays, help students apply the knowledge and skill they acquire in reading the chapter.
NCLEX-Style Review Questions, with 5 new questions in each chapter, are written at the application or higher levels of cognitive ability to align with the NCLEX-PN test plan.
NCLEX Alert: integrates specific chapter content with the presentation styles of NCLEX-PN questions
Concept Mastery Alert: highlights and clarifies the most common misconceptions as identified by Lippincott's online adaptive learning platform.
Key Concept: presents additional information to expand the student’s knowledge of the topic
Nursing Alert: highlights critical nursing content for the LPN/LVN
Special Considerations: highlight key culture, lifespan, homecare, or nutrition information.
In Practice: Nursing Procedures: present step-by-step instructions with many additional full-color illustrations. RATIONALES are included to support the understanding of these steps. Special memory aids (LPN WELCOME and ENDDD) appear at the beginning of the Nursing Procedure section to help the student remember the essential tasks that should always be done before beginning or when ending any procedure. Each procedure appearing in the section then refers the student back to these important mnemonics.
In Practice: Nursing Care Guidelines: contain summaries of important concepts, teaching, skills performance, or nursing considerations. Illustrations accompany some of these to enhance the student’s understanding of the concepts presented.
In Practice: Educating the Client: highlights important teaching concepts.
In Practice: Data Gathering in Nursing: summarizes the key information needed in gathering data for nursing observations.
In Practice: Nursing Process: uses the steps of the nursing process to guide the nurse in his or her data collection.
In Practice: Important Medications: summarizes common medications used in treating specific conditions, diseases, and disorders
In Practice: Nursing Care Plan: presents a specific case study using NANDA terminology and the Nursing Process to illustrate the development of a care plan.
Table of contents
Part A Foundations of Nursing Unit I The Nature of Nursing 1 The Origins of Nursing 2 Beginning Your Nursing Career 3 The Healthcare Delivery System 4 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Nursing Unit II Personal and Environmental Health 5 Basic Human Needs 6 Health and Wellness 7 Community Health 8 Transcultural Healthcare Unit III Development Throughout the Life Cycle 9 The Family 10 Infancy and Childhood 11 Adolescence 12 Early and Middle Adulthood 13 Older Adulthood and Aging 14 End of Life: Death, Dying, Grief, and Loss Unit IV Structure and Function 15 Organization of the Human Body 16 The Integumentary System 17 Fluid and Electrolyte Balance 18 The Musculoskeletal System 19 The Nervous System 20 The Endocrine System 21 The Sensory System 22 The Cardiovascular System 23 The Hematologic and Lymphatic Systems 24 The Immune System 25 The Respiratory System 26 The Digestive System 27 The Urinary System 28 The Male Reproductive System 29 The Female Reproductive System Unit V Nutrition and Diet Therapy 30 Basic Nutrition 31 Transcultural and Social Aspects of Nutrition 32 Diet Therapy and Special Diets Part B Nursing Care Skills Unit VI The Nursing Process 33 Introduction to the Nursing Process 34 Nursing Assessment 35 Nursing Diagnosis and Planning 36 Implementing and Evaluating Care 37 Documenting and Reporting Unit VII Safety in the Healthcare Facility 38 The Healthcare Facility Environment 39 Emergency Preparedness 40 Introduction to Microbiology 41 Medical Asepsis 42 Infection Control 43 Emergency Care and First Aid Unit VIII Client Care 44 Therapeutic Communication Skills 45 Admission, Transfer, and Discharge 46 Vital Signs 47 Data Collection in Client Care 48 Moving and Positioning Clients 49 Beds and Bed Making 50 Personal Hygiene 51 Elimination 52 Specimen Collection 53 Bandages and Binders 54 Heat and Cold Applications 55 Pain Management 56 Preoperative and Postoperative Care 57 Surgical Asepsis 58 Special Skin and Wound Care 59 End-of-Life Care Unit IX Pharmacology and Administration of Medications 60 Review of Mathematics 61 Introduction to Pharmacology 62 Classification of Medications 63 Administration of Noninjectable Medications 64 Administration of Injectable Medications Part C Nursing Throughout the Life Cycle Unit X Maternal and Newborn Nursing 65 Normal Pregnancy 66 Normal Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Care 67 Care of the Normal Newborn 68 High-Risk Pregnancy and Childbirth 69 The High-Risk Newborn 70 Sexuality, Fertility, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases Unit XI Pediatric Nursing 71 Fundamentals of Pediatric Nursing 72 Care of the Infant, Toddler, or Preschooler 73 Care of the School-Age Child or Adolescent 74 The Child or Adolescent With Special Needs Unit XII Adult Care Nursing 75 Skin Disorders 76 Disorders in Fluid and Electrolyte Balance 77 Musculoskeletal Disorders 78 Nervous System Disorders 79 Endocrine Disorders 80 Sensory System Disorders 81 Cardiovascular Disorders 82 Blood and Lymph Disorders 83 Cancer 84 Allergic, Immune, and Autoimmune Disorders 85 HIV and AIDS 86 Respiratory Disorders 87 Oxygen Therapy and Respiratory Care 88 Digestive Disorders 89 Urinary Disorders 90 Male Reproductive Disorders 91 Female Reproductive Disorders Unit XII Gerontological Nursing 92 Gerontology: The Aging Adult 93 Cognitive Impairment in the Aging Adult Unit XIV Mental Health Nursing 94 Psychiatric Nursing 95 Substance Use Disorders Unit XV Nursing in a Variety of Settings 96 Extended Care 97 Rehabilitation Nursing 98 Home Care Nursing 99 Ambulatory Nursing 100 Hospice Nursing Part D Your Career Unit XVI The Transition to Practicing Nurse 101 From Student to Graduate Nurse 102 Career Opportunities and Job-Seeking Skills 103 Advancement and Leadership in Nursing Bibliography Appendix A: Key English-to-Spanish Healthcare Phrases Appendix B: Key Abbreviations and Acronyms Used in Healthcare Appendix C: Medical Terminology: Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes Commonly Used in Medical Terms Appendix D: Examples of Documentation: Forms and Formats Glossary Answers to NCLEX questions are available to Instructors only on thePoint
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