Textbook of Basic Nursing
Publication Date 5 Oct 2016
OverviewThe revised edition of this extremely popular all-in-one text for the practical/vocational nursing curriculum has everything to meet the needs of students and instructors. Textbook of Basic Nursing, 11th Edition, contains information on all the critical areas in the curriculum: Anatomy & Physiology, Fundamentals, Skills, Adult Health, Growth and Development, Mental Health, Maternity and Pediatrics, and Geriatric Considerations. Based heavily on the NCLEX-PN framework, this highly visual new edition features short chapters with easily digestible content including review questions, engaging pedagogical features, and concept mastery alerts for reinforcement of important content. The text is accompanied by a robust student Workbook and comprehensive online resources for a successful learning experience. Key features include: - NEW! Concept Mastery Alerts: Alert instructors and students to content that is frequently misconceived from testing results within PrepU - NEW! NCLEX-PN Style Questions that relate to the NCLEX Alert appear at the end of each chapter to help demonstrate how that content may appear in the test. - NCLEX Alert: integrates specific chapter content with the presentation styles of NCLEX-PN questions - Key Concepts: presents additional information to expand the studentÂ„s knowledge of the topic - Nursing Alert: highlights critical nursing content for the LPN/LVN - Special Considerations: highlight key culture, lifespan, homecare, or nutrition information. - In Practice: Nursing Procedures: present step-by-step instructions with many additional full-color illustrations. Rationales are included to support the understanding of these steps. Special memory aids (LPN WELCOME and ENDDD) appear at the beginning of the Nursing Procedure section to help the student remember the essential tasks that should always be done before beginning or when ending any procedure. Each procedure appearing in the section then refers the student back to these important mnemonics. - In Practice: Nursing Care Guidelines: contain summaries of important concepts, teaching, skills performance, or nursing considerations. Illustrations accompany some of these to enhance the studentÂ„s understanding of the concepts presented. - In Practice: Educating the Client: highlights important teaching concepts. - In Practice: Data Gathering in Nursing: summarizes the key information needed in gathering data for nursing observations. - In Practice: Nursing Process: uses the steps of the nursing process to guide the nurse in his or her data collection. - In Practice: Important Medications: summarizes common medications used in treating specific conditions, diseases, and disorders. - In Practice: Nursing Care Plan: presents a specific case study using NANDA terminology and the Nursing Process to illustrate the development of a care plan.