Success in Practical Vocational Nursing

Author: Signe S. Hill
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455703354
Format: PDF, ePub
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Using an engaging, interactive, 1-2-3 approach, this text helps you develop problem-solving skills that will be useful throughout your nursing career. Active participation and application of critical thinking are utilized through questions, quizzes, and self-assessments to provide you with practical and efficient aids to learning. You will also discover learning strategies, tips on taking the NCLEX-PN®, guidance on the job search, and an in-depth discussion of supervision, delegation, assignment of tasks, and the distinctions among them. An LPN Threads Series title. UNIQUE! 1-2-3 approach in a clear, simple, engaging writing style instructs you in what you need to do and how to do it. UNIQUE! Learning Exercises challenge you to imagine, visualize, and think outside the box. UNIQUE! Leadership Activities provide exercises to practice and develop leadership skills and Leadership Hints provide helpful pointers to follow and remember when in various leadership situations. UNIQUE! Management Tools and Management Hints provide practical instructions, resources, and tips to use when in a management situation. UNIQUE! Offers time-management tips to help prioritize. Integrates wellness and personal care throughout the text, including information and coping skills for stress management and burnout, nutrition and exercise, the impaired nurse, and co-dependency. Includes separate chapters on "Ethics Apply to Nursing" and "Nursing and the Law" that address pertinent legal and ethical issues that directly and indirectly affect LPN/LVNs. Features information on Medicare and the many changes that affect health care, including health care settings, medication coverage, and the costs of managed care. Includes a separate chapter on learning strategies for the adult student and updated approaches for traditional and returning students. A separate chapter on critical thinking and many critical thinking exercises promotes the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills in both academic and personal situations. Includes updated State Boards of Nursing and Internet Resources Appendixes with the most up-to-date addresses for nursing boards and website addresses for nursing, medical, and health-related information as an all-in-one ready resource for you as you prepare to enter the work world. UNIQUE! Keep In Mind boxes located in each chapter introduce readers to the underlying theme in the chapter. UNIQUE! Evolve Student Resources includes 230 NCLEX Exam-Style Interactive Questions per chapter, with correct response and rationales for both correct and incorrect responses, to encourage self-study and review. UNIQUE! The "Learning During School, for the NCLEX-PN, and Beyond" chapter includes new content on the role of simulation in nursing education and etiquette for electronic device use, such as cell phones and iPods. UNIQUE! The "Personal Health Promotion" chapter helps you provide a positive role model for patients with new content on MyPyramid, the benefits of exercise, personal steps to help prevent hospital-acquired infections, burnout versus stress, and tips for personal safety. UNIQUE! Culture content has been expanded content addressing the growing needs of patient care for special populations and to help students develop cultural sensitivity. Includes the latest protocols from NAPNES regarding standards of practice and educational competencies that LPN/LVN nursing students need to know.

Success in Practical Vocational Nursing

Author: Patricia Knecht
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323396038
Format: PDF, ePub
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A market-leading must-have and part of the LPN Threads series, Success in Practical/Vocational Nursing, From Student to Leader, 8th Edition provides you with everything you need to succeed in both nursing school and in a career in LPN/LVN nursing. With a strong emphasis on leadership, this clear, comprehensive new edition discusses the higher-level roles and responsibilities of an LPN/LVN leader, the skills necessary to become a successful LPN/LVN, and the future of the field. It is filled with opportunities for you to test your understanding as you read, as well as practice NCLEX review questions at the end of each chapter to prepare you for the NCLEX-PN® Examination. Collaborative Care boxes highlight challenges that occur in emerging community and continuing care workforce settings, and give you examples of leadership and management opportunities for LPN/LVNs in any health care setting you may find yourself. Critical Thinking boxes include activities that could be used in a flipped classroom experience, and provide you with critical thinking and problem solving opportunities throughout the chapter to enhance your understanding. Try This boxes provide students and instructors with clinical simulations or activities related to topics discussed in the text that can be utilized in simulation or role-play scenarios in class. Professional Pointers boxes give advice on nursing best practices in the professional arena during and after nursing school. Get Ready for the NCLEX® Examination! section at the end of the text contains key points, additional learning activities, and review questions for the NCLEX® Examination (including alternate format items in every chapter). Presents tips on taking the NCLEX-PN examination and information on applications, interviews, and the job search, including electronic resumes. Full-color design, cover, photos, and illustrations make this text visually appealing, pedagogically useful and easy to read. Numbered objectives open each chapter and provide a framework for content. Key points at the end of each chapter summarize chapter highlights and serve as an excellent review tool. Key terms with phonetic pronunciations are at the beginning of each chapter and in full color at first mention in the text, and assist you in improving and supplementing your terminology and language skills before you enter clinical practice. References and Suggested Readings lists are arranged by chapter at the end of the book to provide you with resources for further understanding of text concepts. NEW! Community Resources chapter covers tools and resources that you can find within your community to help you with learning, personal, and family needs that could interfere with success in school. NEW! Work Force Trends chapter discusses the most current issues, challenges, and concerns with the LPN/LVN workforce. NEW! Storytelling narratives at the beginning of each chapter use true stories to enhance learning and demonstrate the relevancy of key topics.

Success in Practical Vocational Nursing

Author: Patricia Knecht
Publisher: Saunders
ISBN: 9780323356312
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Preceded by Success in practical/vocational nursing: from student to leader / Signe S. Hill, Helen Stephens Howlett. 7th ed. c2013.

Contemporary Practical Vocational Nursing

Author: Corrine R. Kurzen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781609136925
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This text offers LPN/LVN students a basic introduction to the nursing profession, with an emphasis on lifeong learning and career planning. The author's strong belief in the importance of a career in nursing and the value of service to others is woven throughout this easy-to-understand text. The seventh edition of Contemporary Practical/Vocational Nursing incorporates a persistent emphasis on life-long learning and career planning. Practical/vocational nursing students must prepare themselves to work and live in a world where computers and technology pervade our lives and influence how we live and work. In this new world, the work of the practical nurse will continue to be one of direct service to others. Personal characteristics and qualities are as important as medical knowledge and nursing skills. The personal characteristics and qualities of nurses that contribute to quality nursing care are covered throughout the book.

Basic Geriatric Nursing

Author: Patricia A. Williams
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323239692
Format: PDF, Docs
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Prepare for a successful career in caring for geriatric populations with Williams’ Basic Geriatric Nursing, 6th Edition. This easy-to-read bestseller includes the latest information on health care policy and insurance practices, and presents the theories and concepts of aging and appropriate nursing interventions with an emphasis on health promotion. Part of the popular LPN/LVN Threads series, it provides opportunities for enhanced learning with additional figures, an interactive new Study Guide on Evolve, and real-world clinical scenarios that help you apply concepts to practice. Complete coverage of key topics includes baby boomers and the impact of their aging on the health care system, therapeutic communication, cultural considerations, spiritual influences, evidence-based practice in geriatric nursing, and elder abuse, restraints, and ethical and legal issues in end-of-life care. Updated discussion of issues and trends includes demographic factors and economic, social, cultural, and family influences. Get Ready for the NCLEX® Examination! section at the end of each chapter includes key points along with new Review Questions for the NCLEX examination and critical thinking which may be used for individual, small group, or classroom review. UNIQUE! Streamlined coverage of nutrition and fluid balance integrates these essential topics. Delegation, leadership, and management content integrated throughout. Nursing Process sections provide a framework for the discussion of the nursing care of the elderly patient as related to specific disorders. Nursing Care Plans with critical thinking questions help in understanding how a care plan is developed, how to evaluate care of a patient, and how to apply knowledge to clinical scenarios. LPN/LVN Threads make learning easier, featuring an appropriate reading level, key terms with phonetic pronunciations and text page references, chapter objectives, special features boxes, and full-color art, photographs, and design. UNIQUE! Complementary and Alternative Therapies boxes address specific therapies commonly used by the geriatric population for health promotion and pain relief. Health Promotion boxes highlight health promotion, disease prevention, and age-specific interventions. Home Health Considerations boxes provide information on home health care for the older adult. Coordinated Care boxes address such topics as restraints, elder abuse, and end-of-life care as related to responsibilities of nursing assistants and other health care workers who are supervised by LPN/LVNs. Clinical Situation boxes present patient scenarios with lessons for appropriate nursing care and patient sensitivity. Critical Thinking boxes help you to assimilate and synthesize information. 10th grade reading level makes learning easier. NEW! QSEN competencies briefly introduced in the text to help you provide safe, quality care. NEW and UNIQUE! A FREE Study Guide, presented in a comprehensive PDF format on Evolve, reinforces understanding and features an interactive grading functionality for instructors’ convenience.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Author: Sheila L. Videbeck
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781760331
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"The revised and updated Third Edition of this popular text explores the full psychiatric nursing care continuum - from the fundamentals of sound nursing theory to therapeutic applications and clinical modalities for the major DSM-IV-TR disorders. Using the nursing process as its framework, the text emphasizes assessment, therapeutic communication, neurobiology, and psychopharmacologic intervention - all in a reader-friendly format that promotes self-awareness, effective communication, and the use of family and community resources."--BOOK JACKET.

Foundations of Nursing E Book

Author: Kim Cooper
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 032329314X
Format: PDF
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A guide to the fundamentals of nursing for the LPN/LVN, Foundations of Nursing, 7th Edition covers the skills you need for clinical practice, from nursing interventions to maternity, neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, mental health, and community health care. Guidelines for patient care are presented within the framework of the five-step nursing process; Nursing Care Plans are described within a case-study format to help you develop skills in clinical decision-making. Written by Kim Cooper and Kelly Gosnell, this text includes review questions to help you prepare for the NCLEX-PN® examination! 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.

Success in Practical Nursing

Author: Signe S. Hill
Publisher: Saunders
ISBN: 9780721668772
Format: PDF, Docs
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Updating readers on recent changes in the healthcare system, the way it is financed and the role of the practical nurse in this system, this text investigates such areas as ethics and law, management, communication, personal development, learning styles and time organization, taking the NCLEX-PN exam, career mobility and more. The text encourages critical thinking and active problem-solving for both academic and personal issues with revised material. It also covers the use of study groups, computer-aided instruction, computer simulation, on-line catalogues and CD-ROMs.

Foundations of Mental Health Care

Author: Michelle Morrison-Valfre
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323371043
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Build a broad fundamental knowledge of mental health concepts and disorders with Foundations of Mental Health Care, 6th Edition — perfect for students, nurses, and other health care providers. This market-leading text features new psychotropic drug content and concise explanations of adaptive and maladaptive behaviors, as well as descriptions of the most current therapeutic interventions and treatments for mental health conditions. It helps you work comfortably with clients who exhibit a wide range of maladaptive human behaviors, and apply the concepts of holistic care when assisting clients in developing more effective attitudes and behaviors. Sample Client Care Plans address how members of the health care team work collaboratively to meet client needs. Realistic case studies illustrate chapter concepts, strengthen critical thinking, and ensure you consider psychosocial aspects of therapeutic care. Critical Thinking boxes include practice scenarios and contain thought-provoking client issues and questions that stimulate critical thinking. Cultural Consideration boxes highlight cultural issues and encourage you to attend to the mental health needs of culturally diverse clients. Drug Alert boxes focus attention on medication issues and identify the risks and possible adverse reactions of psychotherapeutic medications. Key terms with phonetic pronunciations, text page references, and a comprehensive glossary strengthen your understanding of mental health terminology. Numbered chapter objectives provide a framework for the chapter content and the accompanying TEACH Lesson Plans. NEW! Content on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on mental health coverage and treatment informs you of the most current treatment options. NEW! Up-to-date coverage of the latest psychotropic medications emphasizes the most recent findings in safe pharmaceutical treatment in mental health care. EXPANDED and NEW! Increased coverage of mental health surrounding mass violence keeps you up to date on the latest issues and approaches to treatment. UPDATED! Current content on mental health issues and returning war veterans highlights mental health disorders affecting this population. NEW! Discusses emerging mental health issues surrounding usage of electronic devices and the Internet, such as addiction. NEW! Addresses updated DSM 5 diagnoses within appropriate chapters to ensure you have the latest information on new mental health diagnoses recognized by the American Psychiatric Association.