Focusing on presenting the diagnosis and treatment of the most common conditions encountered in the care of adults, this text gives a presentation of the medical and nursing management and covers pathophysiology.
Master content from the textbook with this helpful study tool! Designed to accompany Phipps' Medical-Surgical Nursing, 8th edition, this workbook will assist students in understanding and applying material from each chapter in the text. Key features include learning activities - short answer/essay, fill-in-the-blank, matching, and true/false formats - and case studies with critical thinking questions. Learning exercises that encourage higher order thinking (analytical reasoning, divergent thinking, problem solving) such as compare and contrast, analogy, recognition and correction of false statements. Case studies with critical thinking questions that build in complexity within each scenario. All content new to the textbook is thoroughly covered in the study guide.
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.
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.
Reader-friendly and easy to use, the Study Guide for Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing, 6th Edition, is designed to help you master content and evaluate your progress through practical, useful exercises and activities, including a wealth of multiple-choice and alternate-format questions. This edition places an increased emphasis on higher-level application questions, including exercises to encourage practice in setting priorities, to prepare you to transfer your knowledge of medical-surgical concepts to patient care in the clinical setting. Learning activities include matching (key term and vocabulary review), completion, listing, labeling (illustrations), ranking/ordering, and application questions for textbook nursing care plans. Approximately 2,000 review questions include revised as well as new standard multiple-choice and alternate-format questions. NCLEX review question answer rationales discuss both correct and incorrect responses to help you explore the logic of your choices. Prioritization activities provide practice in prioritizing (deciding what to do first) and assignment (giving specific tasks to health care providers who may be supervised by LPNs, including nurse aids and nurse assistants). NEW! Completely revised content matches the most up-to-date nursing diagnoses.
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 A&P 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 A&P 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 Commission’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 you’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 NCLEX® 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.
Mastering Medical Terminology: Australia and New Zealand 2e is the essential resource for Australian and New Zealand health students seeking to develop their medical vocabulary. Structured to maximise learning through practice, the textbook is divided logically into five modules to guide the learner through the fundamentals of word structure and meaning. It supports the study and understanding of human body structure and function and the application of medical terminology in a healthcare environment. Australian and New Zealand terminology, perspectives, spelling and pronunciation More than 15 different types of activities including crossword puzzles, anagrams, MCQs, match the column, fill in the blank, label the diagram, analyse and interpret medical documents and word building exercises Over 100 supporting illustrations and tables Simple and understandable explanations for complex medical terms Pronunciation guide for medical terms Supporting resources on evolve, including: Instructor Resources: - Lesson plans - Semester Plan - PowerPoint slides - Test Bank - Image collection Fully revised and updated to reflect current medical terminology and the healthcare environment Content written with updated medical, diagnostic and therapeutic information An extensive range of activities, exercises and questions in each chapter to reinforce learning and apply to clinical practice Includes eBook on VitalSource
Build skills in clinical judgment and prepare for the Next-Generation NCLEX-PN® examination! Medical-Surgical Nursing: Concepts and Practice, 5th Edition provides a solid foundation in nursing concepts and skills essential to the LPN/LVN role. Complete coverage of common adult medical-surgical conditions includes all body systems and their disorders, addressing patient care in a variety of settings. Special attention is given to care of older adults, those with chronic illnesses, and residents in long-term care settings. Written by nursing educator Holly Stromberg, this text emphasizes evidence-based practice and reflects the expanding scope of practice for LPN/LVNs. What’s more, it makes exam prep easier with new Next-Generation NCLEX® case studies and an emphasis on developing critical thinking and clinical judgment.
Get the solid foundation you need to pass the NCLEX-PN® exam and succeed in practice! deWit’s Medical-Surgical Nursing: Concepts and Practice, 4th Edition builds on the fundamentals of nursing with complete coverage of adult medical-surgical conditions, including roles, settings, health care trends, and all body systems and their disorders. It provides special attention to care of older adults, those with chronic illnesses, and residents in long-term care settings. Written by nursing educator Holly Stromberg, deWit’s Medical-Surgical Nursing makes exam prep easier with NCLEX-PN® review questions, and reflects national LPN/LVN standards with an emphasis on evidence-based practice and patient safety. Safety alerts emphasize safety precautions to protect patients, family, health care providers, and the public from accidents, spread of disease, and medication-related accidents. Older Adult Care Points address the unique care issues of gerontologic nursing, and describe assessment and interventions for long-term care patients. Nursing care plans show plans of care based on patient history, including patient goals and outcomes, with critical thinking questions allowing you to assess your understanding of nursing care concepts. Assignment Considerations cover task delegation from the RN to the LPN/LVN and from the LPN/LVN to unlicensed assistive personnel, as allowed by each state’s nurse practice act. Get Ready for the NCLEX® Examination! section at the end of each chapter covers key points and includes review questions to help you prepare for class tests and the NCLEX-PN examination. Focused Assessment boxes show how to collect patient data, including history, physical, and psychosocial assessment. Home Care Considerations focus on adapting medical-surgical nursing care to the home environment after discharge. Cultural Considerations promote understanding of various ethnic groups and sensitivity to differing beliefs and practices. Communication boxes help in developing therapeutic communication skills in realistic patient care situations. Patient Teaching boxes provide instructions and guidelines for educating patients on post-hospital care. Legal and Ethical Considerations describe legal issues and ethical dilemmas that may face the practicing nurse. Think Critically encourages you to synthesize information and apply concepts to practice. Nutrition Considerations emphasize the role nutrition plays in disease and nursing care. Medication tables provide quick access to dosages and side effects of commonly used medications. Key terms include phonetic pronunciations and text page references, making learning easier with terms listed at the beginning of each chapter, appearing in blue at first mention or where defined in the text, and defined in the glossary.
A classic resource that has helped nurses pass the NCLEX exam for over 60 years, Mosby's Comprehensive Review of Nursing for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 20th Edition is fully updated to reflect the newest NCLEX-RN test plan. Content review is presented in a concise and full-color outline format organized by the core areas of medical-surgical, pediatric, maternity/women's health, and mental health nursing, with a practice test following each unit. More than 4,200 practice questions and rationales -- including more than 600 questions in the newest alternate item formats -- are written by a team of trusted NCLEX experts led by author Patricia M. Nugent. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content may not be included.
This truly unique, bestselling review and preparation resource offers the perfect combination of core content review, practice questions with comprehensive rationales, and detailed test-taking strategies and tips. Throughout the book, you’ll find Linda Silvestri’s hallmark Pyramid to Success learning features, which highlight key information, and more than 1,000 high-quality review questions that mirror the latest NCLEX-PN® test plan. The companion CD contains all of the questions from the book, plus over 2,600 additional practice questions in a flexible electronic format that allows you to customize your study experience and focus on those areas you need to review the most. Twelve pharmacology chapters, a medication and intravenous calculation chapter, and a pediatric medication administration chapter prepare you for the increase in pharmacology questions on the exam. 3,700 practice questions in the text and companion CD provide ample testing practice in both print and electronic format. Covers all types of alternate item format questions, including prioritizing, decision-making, and critical thinking to help you prepare for this crucial component of the exam. UNIQUE! The companion CD offers 3,700 practice questions that you can answer in both a study mode and an exam mode, as well as the option to answer only alternate item format questions or focus on questions in a specific area of nursing content, client needs, nursing process, or cognitive level. UNIQUE! Linda Silvestri’s hallmark test-taking strategies for each question offer important clues for analyzing and uncovering the correct answer option. UNIQUE! Page references to Mosby or Saunders textbooks provide specific resources for further study and self-remediation. Each question is categorized by cognitive level, client needs area, integrated process, and clinical content area to allow you to focus on your area of weakness. Pyramid Terms at the beginning of each chapter give you a quick preview of key content. Pyramid Points throughout the content outlines highlight content that typically appears on the exam. Pyramid to Success sections at the beginning of each chapter or major unit of the book provide an overview of the chapter, guidance and direction regarding the focus of review in each content area, and its relative importance to the most recent NCLEX-PN® text plan. A comprehensive exam in the text features 85 questions related to all content areas and parallels the percentages identified in the NCLEX-PN® test plan. Completely updated content reflects the April 2008 NCLEX-PN® test plan, so you can be sure you’re using the most current information to prepare for the exam. A user-friendly, 2-color design helps you focus your studying on the most important information. Additional illustrations visually demonstrate key concepts to help improve your retention and recall for the exam. Audio questions on heart and lung sounds familiarize you with this anticipated new type of alternate item format question.