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    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.

  • Specs
    Product Format
    HC-Printed Cover
    Trim Size
    8.375 x 10.875
    Publication Date
    October 5, 2016
  • About The Author(s)
    Caroline Bunker Rosdahl RN, BSN, MA
    Staff Nurse, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; Vice President Emeritus, Anoka-Hennepin Technical College, Anoka, MN
    Mary T. Kowalski RN, BA, BSN, MSN

    Professor/Director/Instructor of Vocational Nursing and Health Careers, Retired, Cerro Coso Community College, Ridgecrest, CA

  • Features
    •  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  
    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  
    Answers to NCLEX questions are available to Instructors only on thePoint
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