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.
Full-color, step-by-step instructions for over 100 skills show nursing techniques and procedures along with rationales for each.
The 5-step Nursing Process connects specific disorders to patient care - with a summary at the end of each chapter.
Nursing Care Plans emphasize patient goals and outcomes within a case-study format, and promotes clinical decision-making with critical thinking questions at the end of each care plan.
UNIQUE! Mathematics review in Dosage Calculation and Medication Administration chapter covers basic arithmetic skills prior to the discussion of medication administration.
Student-friendly features enhance the learning of nursing skills with summary boxes for Patient Teaching, Health Promotion Considerations, Complementary and Alternative Therapy, Cultural Considerations, Older Adult Considerations, Home Care Considerations, Safety Alert, and Prioritization, Assignment, and Supervision
A focus on preparing for the NCLEX examination includes review questions and Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! sections with key points organized by NCLEX Client Needs Categories.
Evidence-Based Practice boxes provide synopses of nursing research articles and other scientific articles applicable to nursing, along with nursing implications for the LPN/LVN.
Nursing Diagnosis boxes summarize nursing diagnoses for specific disorders along with the appropriate nursing interventions.
Medication Therapy tables provide quick access to actions, dosages, precautions, and nursing considerations for commonly used drugs.
NEW! Reorganized chapters make it easier to follow and understand the material.
NEW! Icons in page margins indicate videos, audios, and animations on the Evolve companion website that may be accessed for enhanced learning.
UPDATED illustrations include photographs of common nursing skills.
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Number of pages: 1376
Weight: 2449 g
Dimensions: 276 x 216 x 41 mm
Edition: 7th Revised edition