Clear coverage of skills across the human lifespan includes maternity, pediatrics, adults, and older adults.
Full-color, step-by-step instructions for over 110 skills show nursing techniques and procedures along with rationales for each.
Tenth grade reading level helps you to understand complex topics.
Skills are presented in a step-by-step format with clearly defined nursing actions and rationales.
Mathematics review in Dosage Calculation and Medication Administration chapter covers basic arithmetic skills prior to the discussion of medication administration.
Safety Alerts cover issues related to safe patient care in a variety of settings.
Health Promotion Considerations boxes highlight information on wellness and disease prevention, including infection control, diet, and pregnancy.
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.
Patient 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.
Communication boxes illustrate communication strategies using real-life examples of nurse-patient dialogue.
Lifespan Consideration boxes provide you with age-specific information for the care of the patient.
Home Health Considerations boxes discuss issues facing patients and their caregivers in the home setting.
Get Ready for the NCLEX® Examination section at the end of each chapter provides Key Points, Review Questions, and Critical Thinking Activities to reinforce learning.
Coordinated Care boxes promote comprehensive patient care with other members of the health care team, focusing on prioritization, assignment, supervision, collaboration, delegation, and leadership topics.
||Kim Cooper RN MSN and Kelly Gosnell RN MSN