Foundations of Nursing - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9780323094504

Foundations of Nursing

6th Edition

Authors: Barbara Christensen Elaine Kockrow
eBook ISBN: 9780323073141
eBook ISBN: 9780323293051
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 30th March 2010
Page Count: 1392
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Description

Part of the popular LPN Threads series, this comprehensive text prepares you for safe and effective nursing practice in today’s fast-paced healthcare environment. Covering maternal and neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, mental health, and community nursing, Foundations of Nursing, 6th Edition, includes all of the essential LPN/LVN content you need.

Key Features

  • 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.
  • The consistent, logical framework of the nursing process connects specific disorders to patient care.
  • A mathematics review chapter provides a complete review of basic arithmetic skills and practice in drug dosage calculation to ensure safe medication administration.
  • 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.
  • More than 100 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.
  • Coordinated Care boxes emphasize parameters for prioritizing tasks, as well as assigning tasks to and supervising unlicensed assistive personnel.
  • 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 bo

Table of 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 Di

Details

No. of pages:
1392
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Mosby 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
eBook ISBN:
9780323073141
eBook ISBN:
9780323293051

About the Author

Barbara Christensen

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly, Nurse Educator, Mid-Plains Community College, North Platte, NE

Elaine Kockrow

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly, Nurse Educator, Mid-Plains Community College, North Platte, NE