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Foundations of Nursing, 9th Edition

Author :
By Kim Cooper, MSN, RN and Kelly Gosnell, RN, MSN
Master the skills that LPN/LVNs need to care for patients across the lifespan! Foundations of Nursing, 9th Edition provides an essential guide to nursing care for pediatric, maternity, adult, and older adult patients. Through use of the nursing proce ...view more

Master the skills that LPN/LVNs need to care for patients across the lifespan! Foundations of Nursing, 9th Edition provides an essential guide to nursing care for pediatric, maternity, adult, and older adult patients. Through use of the nursing process, you will develop clinical judgment skills to assess patient needs, develop nursing care plans, and plan effective nursing interventions. Case studies provide practice with critical thinking and clinical judgment, and new Next Generation NCLEX®-format questions help you apply theory to practice. Written by nursing educators Kim Cooper and Kelly Gosnell, this text also helps you prepare for success on the NCLEX-PN® examination.

ISBN :
9780323812030
Publication Date :
25-04-2022
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Master the skills that LPN/LVNs need to care for patients across the lifespan! Foundations of Nursing, 9th Edition provides an essential guide to nursing care for pediatric, maternity, adult, and older adult patients. Through use of the nursing process, you will develop clinical judgment skills to assess patient needs, develop nursing care plans, and plan effective nursing interventions. Case studies provide practice with critical thinking and clinical judgment, and new Next Generation NCLEX®-format questions help you apply theory to practice. Written by nursing educators Kim Cooper and Kelly Gosnell, this text also helps you prepare for success on the NCLEX-PN® examination.


New to this edition
  • NEW! Next Generation NCLEX® case studies and new format questions help you prepare for success on the NCLEX-PN® examination.
  • NEW! Discussion of the NCSBN Clinical Judgment Measurement Model helps you develop the skills needed to plan effective nursing interventions.
  • NEW! Updated Asepsis and Infection Control chapter prepares you for today’s healthcare environment.
  • NEW! Updated photos and illustrations show nursing techniques, procedures, and patient care.

Key Features
  • Step-by-step instructions for more than 100 skills show nursing techniques and procedures along with the rationales for each.
  • Clear, easy-to-understand coverage of skills across the lifespan includes maternity, pediatrics, adults, and older adults.
  • Nursing care plans use a case-study format to emphasize patient goals and outcomes, and include critical thinking questions at the end of each care plan.
  • Complete mathematics review covers basic arithmetic skills and dosage calculation, followed by a discussion of medication administration including IV therapy.
  • Safety Alerts cover issues related to safe patient care in a variety of settings.
  • Evidence-Based Practice boxes provide synopses of research articles that apply to nursing, along with nursing implications for the LPN/LVN.
  • 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.
  • Health Promotion Considerations boxes highlight information on wellness and disease prevention, including infection control, diet, and pregnancy.
  • Communication boxes illustrate communication strategies through real-life examples of nurse-patient dialogue.
  • Patient Teaching boxes focus on three-way communication among the nurse, patient, and family members, and include topics such as hospital discharge instructions.
  • Home Health Considerations boxes discuss issues facing patients and their caregivers in the home setting.
  • Lifespan Considerations boxes provide age-specific information for the care of the patient.

Author Information
By Kim Cooper, MSN, RN, Associate Professor and Dean, School of Nursing at Ivy Tech Community College and Kelly Gosnell, RN, MSN, Associate Professor and Department Chair, School of Nursing at Ivy Tech Community College