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Foundations and Adult Health Nursing

Part of the popular LPN Threads series, this comprehensive text includes in-depth discussions of fundamental concepts and skills, plus medical-surgical content to help you provide safe and effective care in the fast-paced healthcare environment. Easy-to-read content, an enhanced focus on preparing for the NCLEX® Examination, and a wealth of tips and study tools make Foundations and Adult Health Nursing, 6th Edition, your must-have text!

Paperback, 2256 Pages

Published: April 2010

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-05728-8

Contents

  • UNIT ONE: BASIC NURSING CONCEPTS

    Chapter 1: The Evolution of Nursing

    Chapter 2: Legal and Ethical Aspects of Nursing

    Chapter 3: Communication

    Chapter 4: Vital Signs

    Chapter 5: Physical Assessment

    Chapter 6: Nursing Process and Critical Thinking

    Chapter 7: Documentation

    Chapter 8: Cultural and Ethnic Considerations

    Chapter 9: Life Span Development

    Chapter 10: Loss, Grief, Dying, and Death

    UNIT TWO: BASIC NURSING SKILLS

    Chapter 11: Admission, Transfer, and Discharge

    Chapter 12: Medical-Surgical Asepsis and Infection Control

    Chapter 13: Surgical Wound Care

    Chapter 14: Safety

    Chapter 15: Body Mechanics and Patient Mobility

    Chapter 16: Pain Management, Comfort, Rest, and Sleep

    Chapter 17: Complementary and Alternative Therapies

    Chapter 18: Hygiene and Care of the Patient’s Environment

    Chapter 19: Specimen Collection and Diagnostic Examination

    Chapter 20: Selected Nursing Skills

    UNIT THREE: BASIC NURSING INTERVENTIONS

    Chapter 21: Basic Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy

    Chapter 22: Fluids and Electrolytes

    Chapter 23: Mathematics Review and Medication Administration

    Chapter 24: Emergency First Aid Nursing

    UNIT FOUR: MATERNAL AND NEONATAL NURSING

    Chapter 25: Health Promotion and Pregnancy

    Chapter 26: Labor and Delivery

    Chapter 27: Care of the Mother and Newborn

    Chapter 28: Care of the High-Risk Mother, Newborn, and Family with Special Needs

    UNIT FIVE: PEDIATRIC NURSING

    Chapter 29: Health Promotion for the Infant, Child, and Adolescent

    Chapter 30: Basic Pediatric Nursing Care

    Chapter 31: Care of the Child with a Physical Disorder

    Chapter 32: Care of the Child with a Mental or Cognitive Disorder

    UNIT SIX: GERONTOLOGIC NURSING

    Chapter 33: Health Promotion and Care of the Older Adult

    UNIT SEVEN: PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSING

    Chapter 34: Basic Concepts of Mental Health

    Chapter 35: Care of the Patient with a Psychiatric Disorder

    Chapter 36: Care of the Patient with an Addictive Personality

    UNIT EIGHT: COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING

    Chapter 37: Home Health Nursing

    Chapter 38: Long-Term Care

    Chapter 39: Rehabilitation Nursing

    Chapter 40: Hospice Care

    UNIT NINE: ADULT HEALTH NURSING

    Chapter 41: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

    Chapter 42: Care of the Surgical Patient

    Chapter 43: Care of the Patient with an Integumentary Disorder

    Chapter 44: Care of the Patient with a Musculoskeletal Disorder

    Chapter 45: Care of the Patient with a Gastrointestinal Disorder

    Chapter 46: Care of the Patient with a Gallbladder, Liver, Biliary Tract, or Exocrine Pancreatic Disorder

    Chapter 47: Care of the Patient with a Blood or Lymphatic Disorder

    Chapter 48: Care of the Patient with a Cardiovascular or a Peripheral Vascular Disorder

    Chapter 49: Care of the Patient with a Respiratory Disorder

    Chapter 50: Care of the Patient with a Urinary Disorder

    Chapter 51: Care of the Patient with an Endocrine Disorder

    Chapter 52: Care of the Patient with a Reproductive Disorder

    Chapter 53: Care of the Patient with a Visual or Auditory Disorder

    Chapter 54: Care of the Patient with a Neurologic Disorder

    Chapter 55: Care of the Patient with an Immune Disorder

    Chapter 56: Care of the Patient with HIV/AIDS

    Chapter 57: Care of the Patient with Cancer

    UNIT TEN: FROM GRADUATE TO PROFESSIONAL

    Chapter 58: Professional Roles and Leadership

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