Learn the skills essential to clinical practice with Foundations and Adult Health Nursing, 8th Edition! This all-inclusive guide to fundamentals and medical-surgical nursing for the LPN/LVN covers everything from anatomy and physiology to nursing interventions and maternity, neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, mental health, and community health care. Guidelines for patient care are presented within the framework of the nursing process; Nursing Care Plans are described within a case-study format to help you develop skills in clinical decision-making. In addition, the accessible, friendly overall style and clearly written review questions helps you to prepare for the NCLEX-PN® examination.
Unit I: Fundamentals of Nursing 1.The Evolution of Nursing 2.Legal and Ethical Aspects of Nursing 3.Documentation 4.Communication 5.Nursing Process and Critical Thinking 6.Cultural and Ethnic Considerations
Unit II: Fundamentals of Clinical Practice 7.Asepsis and Infection Control 8.Body Mechanics and Patient Mobility 9.Hygiene and Care of the Patient's Environment 10.Safety 11.Admission, Transfer, and Discharge
Unit III: Introduction to Nursing Interventions 12.Vital Signs 13.Physical Assessment 14.Oxygenation 15.Elimination and Gastric Intubation 16.Care of Patients Experiencing Urgent Alterations in Health 17.Dosage Calculation and Medication Administration 18.Fluids and Electrolytes 19.Nutritional Concepts and Related Therapies 20.Complementary and Alternative Therapies 21.Pain Management, Comfort, Rest, and Sleep 22.Surgical Wound Care 23.Specimen Collection and Diagnostic Testing
Unit IV: Nursing Care Across the Life Span 24.Lifespan Development 25.Loss, Grief, Dying, and Death 26.Health Promotion and Pregnancy 27.Labor and Delivery 28.Care of the Mother and Newborn 29.Care of the High-Risk Mother, Newborn, and Family with Special Needs 30.Health Promotion for the Infant, Child, and Adolescent 31.Basic Pediatric Nursing Care 32.Care of the Child with a Physical and Mental or Cognitive Disorder 33.Health Promotion and Care of the Older Adult
Unit V: Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing 34.Concepts of Mental Health 35.Care of the Patient with a Psychiatric Disorder 36.Care of the Patient with an Addictive Personality
Unit VI: Fundamentals of Community Health Nursing 37.Home Health Nursing 38.Long-Term Care 39.Rehabilitation Nursing 40.Hospice Care
Unit VII: Adult Health Nursing 41.Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 42.Care of the Surgical Patient 43.Care of the Patient with an Integumentary Disorder 44.Care of the Patient with a Musculoskeletal Disorder 45.Care of the Patient with a Gastrointestinal Disorder 46.Care of the Patient with a Gallbladder, Liver, Biliary Tract, or Exocrine Pancreatic Disorder 47.Care of the Patient with a Blood or Lymphatic Disorder 48.Care of the Patient with a Cardiovascular or a Peripheral Vascular Disorder 49.Care of the Patient with a Respiratory Disorder 50.Care of the Patient with a Urinary Disorder 51.Care of the Patient with an Endocrine Disorder 52.Care of the Patient with a Reproductive Disorder 53.Care of the Patient with a Visual or Auditory Disorder 54.Care of the Patient with a Neurological Disorder 55.Care of the Patient with an Immune Disorder 56.Care of the Patient with HIV/AIDS 57.Care of the Patient with Cancer
Unit VIII: From Graduate to Professional 58.Professional Roles and Leadership
Appendix A Abbreviations Appendix B Laboratory Reference Values References Glossary
Kim Cooper, RN, MSN, is Associate Professor and Dean of the School of Nursing at Ivy Tech Community College in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Gosnell, Kelly Associate Professor of Nursing, Ivy Tech Community College, Terre Haute, Indiana.
Kelly Gosnell, RN, MSN, is Associate Professor and Department Chair of the School of Nursing at Ivy Tech Community College at Terre Haute, Indiana.