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Clinical Reasoning Cases in Nursing

ISBN: 9780323527361

Clinical Reasoning Cases in Nursing


Hone your ability to make sound clinical nursing judgment via a conceptual approach to teaching and learning with Harding & Snyder’s Clinical Reasoning Cases in Nursing, 7th Edition. This time-tested case study approach is highly regarded for its clinically relevant and thought-provoking cases. With each adoption, you’ll be able to tap into 150 unique case studies covering all four clinical practice areas: medical-surgical, pediatric, OB/maternity, and psychiatric nursing, all newly organized to facilitate a conceptual approach to teaching and learning. Each case covers a common patient problem, drawn from actual clinical experiences and written by nurses who are clinical experts. Cases include integrated content on pharmacology, nutrition, and diagnostic/laboratory tests to encourage you to think critically about all aspects of patient care. The 7th edition features a new concept-based organization, an enhanced focus on interprofessional collaboration and QSEN, 20 all-new case studies, and updated content throughout to reflect the most current standards of clinical practice.

Awarded second place in the 2019 AJN Book of the Year Awards in Medical-Surgical category.

Comprehensive assortment of 150 case studies draws from actual clinical experiences in medical-surgical, pediatric, OB/maternity, and psychiatric clinical areas to help you think critically, prioritize, and deliver proactive nursing care.

Critical thinking approach helps you learn to identify changes, anticipate possible complications, and initiate therapeutic interventions.

Progressive case complexity builds on previous learning to help you gradually develop more and more expertise.

NEW & UNIQUE! Concept-based organization mirrors the growing use of concept-based curricula and conceptual approaches to teaching and learning in nursing education.

NEW! 20 all-new cases and four extensively-revised cases thataddress important contemporary healthcare issues and allow for better coordination with Giddens, HESI, and other exemplar lists.

NEW! Updated content throughout reflects the latest evidence-based clinical practice, including national and international treatment guidelines.

NEW! Enhanced focus on interprofessional collaboration identifies opportunities for interprofessional collaboration are discussed.

NEW! Greater consistency with the NCLEX Exam includes revisions like the elimination of most drug trade names and the inclusion of Canadian lab values.

Enhanced QSEN safety emphasis is highlighted with a "target" icon to communicate "caution" or "safety."

NEW! Increased emphasis on sepsis and antibiotic resistance throughout that addresses the growing problem of sepsis (a new Joint Commission "core measure") and antibiotic resistance where appropriate throughout.

NEW! Improved answer spacing ensures that space left for answers reflects what is actually needed.

deWit's Medical-Surgical Nursing

deWit's Medical-Surgical Nursing: Concepts & Practice
ISBN: 9780323608442

deWit's Medical-Surgical Nursing

Get the solid foundation you need to pass the NCLEX-PN® exam and succeed in practice! deWit’s Medical-Surgical Nursing: Concepts and Practice, 4th Edition builds on the fundamentals of nursing with complete coverage of adult medical-surgical conditions, including roles, settings, health care trends, and all body systems and their disorders. It provides special attention to care of older adults, those with chronic illnesses, and residents in long-term care settings. Written by nursing educator Holly Stromberg, deWit’s Medical-Surgical Nursing makes exam prep easier with NCLEX-PN® review questions, and reflects national LPN/LVN standards with an emphasis on evidence-based practice and patient safety.

Safety alerts emphasize safety precautions to protect patients, family, health care providers, and the public from accidents, spread of disease, and medication-related accidents.
Older Adult Care Points address the unique care issues of gerontologic nursing, and describe assessment and interventions for long-term care patients.
Nursing care plans show plans of care based on patient history, including patient goals and outcomes, with critical thinking questions allowing you to assess your understanding of nursing care concepts.
Assignment Considerationscover task delegation from the RN to the LPN/LVN and from the LPN/LVN to unlicensed assistive personnel, as allowed by each state’s nurse practice act.
Get Ready for the NCLEX® Examination! section at the end of each chapter covers key points and includes review questions to help you prepare for class tests and the NCLEX-PN examination.
Focused Assessment boxes show how to collect patient data, including history, physical, and psychosocial assessment.
Home Care Considerations focus on adapting medical-surgical nursing care to the home environment after discharge.
Cultural Considerationspromote understanding of various ethnic groups and sensitivity to differing beliefs and practices.
Communication boxes help in developing therapeutic communication skills in realistic patient care situations.
Patient Teaching boxes provide instructions and guidelines for educating patients on post-hospital care.
Legal and Ethical Considerations describe legal issues and ethical dilemmas that may face the practicing nurse.
Think Criticallyencourages you to synthesize information and apply concepts to practice.
Nutrition Considerations emphasize the role nutrition plays in disease and nursing care.
Medication tables provide quick access to dosages and side effects of commonly used medications.
Key terms include phonetic pronunciations and text page references, making learning easier with terms listed at the beginning of each chapter, appearing in blue at first mention or where defined in the text, and defined in the glossary.
NEW! Concepts boxes and concept maps help you visualize how a disorder and its treatment can affect each of the body systems.
NEW Normal Male and Female Reproductive System Findings chapter includes LGBTQ content, focusing on understanding and nursing care of these individuals.
NEW! Additional photos and illustrations show new equipment, procedures, and patient care.

Ebersole and Hess Gerontological Nursing

Ebersole and Hess' gerontological nursing & healthy aging
ISBN: 9780323698030

Ebersole and Hess Gerontological Nursing


Gain the nursing skills you need to provide wellness-based care for older adults! Ebersole and Hess' Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging, 6th Edition uses a holistic approach to describe compassionate care along a continuum of wellness. Designed to promote healthy aging regardless of the patient’s situation or disorder, this text provides best-practice guidelines in covering physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and cognitive health. New to this edition are Next Generation NCLEX®-style case studies, updates on measuring clinical judgment, expanded coverage of core competencies, and more. Written by gerontological nursing experts Theris Touhy and Kathleen Jett, this concise text provides a solid foundation in every aspect of healthy aging.

Focus on health and wellness provides the evidence-based information and strategies needed to promote healthy aging.

Key concepts, learning activities, and discussion questions in every chapter emphasize the information needed to enhance care.

Recommended competencies from the AACN and the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing are integrated throughout.

Discussion of disease processes is placed in the context of healthy adaptation, nursing support, and responsibilities.

Easy-to-use information on nursing techniques and communication appears with the associated disorders, symptoms, and situations.

Tips for Best Practice and Resources for Best Practice boxes provide insight into proven methods of nursing care.

Discussions of nursing and interprofessional actions help students learn to enhance wellness, maintain optimal function, and prevent unnecessary disability.

Coverage of age, cultural, racial, and gender differences highlights these important considerations in caring for older adults.

NEW! Updates reflect the NCSBN Clinical Judgment Model.

NEW! Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN)-style case studies provide optimal preparation for the Next Generation NCLEX Examination.

NEW! Specialized information addresses the unique needs of older adults such as atypical disease presentation, geriatric syndromes, neurocognitive disorders, quality of life with chronic illness, legal and ethical issues, and mental health challenges such as depression and substance abuse.

NEW! Coverage of competencies of expanding nursing roles in the care of older adults addresses the continuum of care.

NEW! Gerontological expertise is incorporated into nursing actions and complements other nursing texts (including med-surg, community health, mental health, and assessment books) used in programs without a freestanding gerontological nursing course.

NEW! Expanded content includes information onCOPD guidelines, medication use and misuse, Alzheimer’s Disease, wound care guidelines, diagnosis and treatment of sleep-disordered breathing, joint replacement, caregiver strain, hospice and transitional care, and more.

Medical-Surgical Nursing: Concepts

Medical-surgical nursing: concepts for interprofessional collaborative care
ISBN: 9780323612425

Medical-Surgical Nursing: Concepts

Master the essential medical-surgical nursing content you’ll need for success on the Next Generation NCLEX® Exam (NGN) and safe clinical practice! Medical-Surgical Nursing: Concepts for Interprofessional Collaborative Care, 10th Edition uses a conceptual approach to provide adult health knowledge and help you develop the clinical nursing judgment skills that today’s medical-surgical nurses need to deliver safe, effective care. "Iggy" emphasizes three emerging trends in nursing ― interprofessional collaborative care, concept-based learning, and clinical judgment and systems thinking ― trends that will ground you in how to think like a nurse and how to apply your knowledge in the classroom, simulation laboratory, and clinical settings. A perennial bestseller, "Iggy" also features NCLEX Exam-style Challenge and Mastery questions to prepare you for success on the NGN!

Consistent use of interprofessional terminology promotes interprofessional collaboration through the use of a common healthcare language, instead of using isolated nursing-specific diagnostic language.
UNIQUE! Enhanced conceptual approach to learning integrates nursing concepts and exemplars, providing a foundation in professional nursing concepts and health and illness concepts, and showing their application in each chapter.
Unparalleled emphasis on clinical reasoning and clinical judgment helps you develop these vital skills when applying concepts to clinical situations.
Emphasis on QSEN and patient safety focuses on safety and evidence-based practice with Nursing Safety Priority boxes, including Drug Alert, Critical Rescue, and Action Alert boxes.
Direct, easy-to-read writing style features concise sentences and straightforward vocabulary.
Emphasis on health promotion and community-based care reflects the reality that most adult health care takes place in environments outside of high-acuity (hospital) settings.
NEW! Strengthened conceptual approach with data-driven Concept and Exemplar selections adds the concepts of pain, inflammation, and infection, and presents Exemplar disorders with a full nursing-process format and extra depth to help prepare you for the Next Generation NCLEX® Exam (NGN).
NEW and UNIQUE! Enhanced focus on clinical judgment and systems thinking ensures alignment with the NCSBN Clinical Judgment Model and emphasizes the six cognitive skills you’ll need for effective clinical judgment, for the NGN, and for safe clinical practice.
NEW and UNIQUE! Emphasis on NGN preparation includes chapter-opening Learning Outcomes and chapter-ending Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! sections, plus NCLEX Examination Challenge questions and new chapter-ending Mastery Questions, with an answer key in the back of the book and on the companion Evolve website.
UNIQUE! Interprofessional collaborative approach to care views medical and nursing management through the lens of the nursing process and the NCSBN Clinical Judgment Model and aligns with the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice.
NEW! Emphasis on need-to-know content provides a solid foundation for beginning nurse generalists, including only the most important patient problems for each medical condition, with streamlined chapters and concise coverage of nursing skills for preoperative and postoperative care.
NEW! Updated content throughout reflects the latest national and international evidence-based guidelines and protocols.
NEW! Improved learning resources on Evolve are thoroughly updated and closely integrated with the textbook.
NEW! Interprofessional Collaboration boxes highlight how the nurse collaborates with other members of the healthcare team.
NEW! Ethical/Legal Considerations boxes address dilemmas that medical-surgical nurses face related to technological changes and socioeconomic disparities.
NEW! Increased emphasis on home care, health promotion, and community-based care reflects the ongoing shift of care from hospitals to the home environment.
NEW! Updated illustrations include new anatomy and physiology images, procedure images, and disorder photos.
NEW! Updated drug tables are designed for quick reference and the use of drug trade names is eliminated for better alignment with the NGN.
NEW! Coverage of opioid use disorder is updated to reflect the opioid crisis in the U.S.
NEW! Content on personal safety and preparedness for mass casualty events has been expanded to equip you for the realities of healthcare today.
NEW! Key terms and definitions at the beginning of each chapter give you advance familiarity with essential terminology.
NEW! Revised Key Points align closely with Learning Outcomes and each includes a QSEN or Clinical Nursing Concept "tag" to maximize your study efficiency.

Nursing Diagnosis Handbook, 12th Edition

Nursing diagnosis handbook: an evidence-based guide to planning care, 12th edition
ISBN: 9780323879880

Nursing Diagnosis Handbook, 12th Edition

Get nursing care plans right! Ackley’s Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care, 12th Edition Revised Reprint with 2021-2023 NANDA-I© Updates helps you select appropriate nursing diagnoses and write care plans with ease and confidence. This convenient handbook shows how to correlate nursing diagnoses with known information about clients on the basis of assessment findings, established medical or psychiatric diagnoses, and the current treatment plan. Revised and updated with 2021-2023 NANDA-I© approved nursing diagnoses, the book integrates NIC and NOC taxonomies, evidence-based nursing interventions, and adult, pediatric, geriatric, multicultural, home care, safety, and client/family teaching and discharge planning considerations to help you create unique, individualized care plans.

Step-by-step instructions show how to use the Guide to Nursing Diagnoses and Guide to Planning Care sections to create a unique, individualized plan of care.
UNIQUE! Care plans are provided for NANDA-I© approved nursing diagnoses.
Evidence-based interventions and rationales include recent or classic research and references supporting the use of each intervention.
Examples of and suggested NIC interventions and NOC outcomes are presented in each care plan.
150 NCLEX® exam-style review questions are available on the Evolve website.
Easy-to-follow Sections I and II guide you through the nursing process and selection of appropriate nursing diagnoses.
Clear, concise interventions are usually only a sentence or two long and use no more than two references.
Safety content emphasizes what must be considered to provide safe patient care.
List of NANDA-I© Diagnoseson the inside front cover of the book provides quick reference to page numbers.
Alphabetical thumb tabs allow quick access to specific symptoms and nursing diagnoses.
Appendixes provide valuable information in an easy-to-access location.
NEW! Comprehensive, up-to-date information is included on the new 2021-2023 NANDA-I© approved nursing diagnoses.
NEW! Updated NIC/NOC, interventions, and rationales are provided for every care plan.
NEW! Interventions reorganized by priority help you quickly identify the information you need.
NEW! Section I: Gender identity discussion includes information about the caregiver’s responsibility.
NEW! Section II covers bullying, gender dysphoria, medical marijuana, military families/personnel, opioid use/abuse, service animals, technology addiction, and veterans.
NEW! Concept map creator is added.

Nursing Today: Transition and Trends

ISBN: 9780323642088

Nursing Today: Transition and Trends

Ensure you thoroughly understand the most important issues you’ll face when entering practice! Loved for its humor, readability, and inviting cartoons, Nursing Today: Transitions and Trends, 10th Edition helps you to prepare for the NCLEX-RN® ― while giving you valuable information to succeed throughout your career. It reflects current issues and trending topics that nurses will face, ensuring that you not only graduate with patient care skills, but also with career development skills such as resume writing, finding a job, and effective interviewing. The 10th Edition features major content updates on Workplace Issues, Nursing Informatics, Cultural and Spiritual Awareness and Ethical Issues, and evidence-based practice boxes throughout to help you focus on the research evidence that supports clinical practice. Additionally, it includes test-taking tips for the NCLEX-RN® Examination and updated Evolve Resources for students with new review questions and case studies.

An emphasis on transitioning into the workplace is included in chapters such as NCLEX-RN® and the New Graduate, Employment Considerations: Opportunities, Resumes, and Interviewing, Mentorship and Preceptorship, and Nurse Residency Programs.
Thorough coverage of all the most important issues faced by the new nurse, preparing you for a professional career.
An engaging approach features lively cartoons, chapter objectives, bibliographies, and colorful summary boxes.
Critical Thinking boxes in every chapter offer questions and exercises asking you to apply what they have learned to clinical practice.
Evidence-Based Practice boxes, and evidence-based practice content throughout, focus your attention on the research evidence that supports clinical practice.
QSEN competencies related to effective communication, team building, evidence-based practice, patient safety, and quality assurance highlighted throughout.
NEW! Personal Management chapter revised and expanded to include information about mindfulness and tips for practicing mindfulness.
UPDATED! NCLEX®-RN information reflects the 2019 Exam with information on the enhanced nurse licensure (eNLC) compact and the next generation NCLEX-RN project.
UPDATED! Nursing Education chapter includes information about current trends in academic progression with a focus on concurrent enrollment programs.
NEW! Conflict Management chapter includes expanded content about sexual harassment, in the workplace setting.
NEW! Expanded Workplace Issues chapter has been expanded on the subjects of bullying and incivility and safe patient handling.
NEW! Nursing Informatics chapter greatly expanded to include emerging information and communication technologies (patient engagement, robotics, and artificial intelligence) used in healthcare.
UPDATED! Cultural and Spiritual Awareness chapter includes strategies for building cultural and linguistic competency skills and practicing cultural sensitivity in the workplace setting.
NEW! Expanded Ethical Issues chapter includes content on involuntary commitment and professional boundaries as current issues impacting nursing.

Pharmacology: A Patient-Centered Nursing

Pharmacology: a patient-centered nursing process approach
ISBN: 9780323642477

Pharmacology: A Patient-Centered Nursing

Get the pharmacology guidance proven to help aspiring nurses succeed on the NCLEX and later as a professional nurse. Using a streamlined prototype approach, an emphasis on nursing care, plus a wealth of other trademark features, Pharmacology: A Patient-Centered Nursing Process Approach, 10th Edition makes it easy for you to really understand pharmacology. Prototype drug charts summarize the need-to-know information about key drugs, including dosage, side effects, interactions, and more. Images of current drug package labels reinforce your understanding of text content using relevant, true-to-life learning. Bulleted nursing process summaries relate nursing care to drug therapy in addition to highlighting patient teaching, patient safety, and relevant cultural content. Finally, the unique and thorough drug calculations section features math review as well as step-by-step instructions for drug calculations using the four general methods of dosage calculation. All in all this text has all the tools you need to better understand the complicated subject of pharmacology.

UNIQUE! Prototype drug charts provide easy access to key information for representative drugs, including dosages, contraindications, drug-lab-food interactions, pharmacokinetics, and more.
UNIQUE! Extensive chapter on drug calculations presents six methods of dosage calculation, providing a helpful review and supplement to a dosage calculations textbook.
UNIQUE! Nursing process summaries highlight important nursing considerations within the framework of the nursing process.
Consistent RN-standard chapter pedagogy includes: online learning resources on the companion Evolve website, objectives, and outline.
Critical thinking case studies challenge you to apply your knowledge and analytical skills to realistic patient scenarios. Answer guidelines are provided on the Evolve website.
Application-level NCLEX study questions include at least one alternate-format question included per chapter.
Chapter on safety and quality discusses medication errors, specific nursing measures to promote safety, National Patient Safety Goals, and many other safety issues and concerns.
Prioritization coverage throughout the text helps you learn to prioritize nursing care and differentiate need-to-know from nice-to-know content.
NEW! Thoroughly updated drug content reflects the very latest FDA drug approvals, withdrawals, and therapeutic uses, as well as corresponding updated nursing content.
NEW! New nursing concepts have been added to the nursing processes to further support conceptual learning and higher-level thinking.
NEW! New chapter on pharmacogenetics details how a patient’s genetic makeup may affect his or her response to drugs.
NEW! Additional student review questions have been added to thoroughly prepare you for the growing pharmacology coverage on the NCLEX Exam.
NEW! Updated antihypertensive guidelines (published in November 2017) ensure you are up to date on the latest best practices regarding drugs used to treat high blood pressure.
NEW! Updated nursing processes have been added for more consistency from chapter to chapter.

Physical Examination and Health Assessme

Physical examination and health assessment
ISBN: 9780323510806

Physical Examination and Health Assessme

With an easy-to-follow approach and unmatched learning support, Jarvis’s Physical Examination and Health Assessment, 8th Edition is the most authoritative, complete, and easily implemented solution for health assessment in nursing. This tightly integrated learning package continues to center on Carolyn Jarvis’s trademark clear, logical, and holistic approach to physical examination and health assessment across the patient lifespan. It’s packed with vivid illustrations, step-by-step guidance and evidence-based content to provide a complete approach to health assessment skills and physical examination. With a fresh focus on today’s need-to-know information, the 8th edition integrates QSEN and interprofessional collaboration, features enhanced inclusion of LGBTQ considerations, includes a new standalone Vital Signs chapter, and provides enhanced EHR and documentation content.

Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignme

Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment: Practice Exercises for the NCLEX-RN® Examination 5th Edition
ISBN: 9780323683166
Elsevier (5/31/2021)

Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignme


Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment: Practice Exercises for the NCLEX-RN® Examination 5th Edition

Study Guide for Fundamental Concepts

Study Guide for Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing
ISBN: 9780323683869

Study Guide for Fundamental Concepts


Reinforce your understanding of basic nursing concepts and skills! Corresponding to the chapters in Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing, 6th Edition, this study guide provides the review and practice you need to master essential LPN/LVN knowledge. Engaging exercises and questions help you learn to apply the nursing process, set priorities, practice critical thinking, make good decisions, and communicate effectively. With this practical review, you will get more out of your textbook and prepare for success on the Next Generation NCLEX-PN® exam.

Review Questions for the NCLEX-PN® Examination let you practice for the exam with multiple-choice and alternate item format questions based on real-life situations.

Word Attack Skills offer practice in pronouncing difficult terms and phrases, with emphasis on stress and intonation.

  • Clinical Situations use realistic sample practice situations to stimulate critical thinking, clinical judgment, and practical application of nursing concepts.
    • Critical Thinking Activities provide nursing scenarios and questions to help build your problem-solving skills.
      • Developing Clinical Judgment activities help you meet the clinical practice objectives of the corresponding chapter.
      • Communication Exercises let you practice using realistic nurse-patient dialogues, and are especially useful when paired with a partner.
        • Cultural Points summarize issues and ask questions about customs that may differ across the cultures found in patient communities.
          • Grammar Points exercises offer a refresher on common grammatical errors, such as the use of the past tense in taking case histories.
          • Completion exercises boost your vocabulary by offering more opportunities to use key terms.
          • Priority Setting questions ask you to rank tasks in order of importance.
          • Short answer, identification, multiple-choice, and matching questions test and reinforce your knowledge of concepts conveyed in the text.
          • Application of the Nursing Process questions ask you to use critical thinking skills and apply the steps of the nursing process to real-life patient care.
          • Review of structure and function of the human body helps you remember what you learned in previous classes and how it applies to nursing.
            • NEW! Updated exercises reflect content in the new edition of the Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing textbook.
            • NEW! UNIQUE! Next Generation NCLEX Exam-style questions are included in every chapter, reflecting the Clinical Judgment Measurement Model, and include each of the five new approved question types: enhanced hotspot, cloze (drop down), matrix, extended multiple-response, and extended drag-and-drop question types.

    Transcultural Nursing

    Transcultural nursing: assessment and intervention
    ISBN: 9780323695541

    Transcultural Nursing


    Provide quality care for clients from culturally diverse backgrounds! Transcultural Nursing, 8th Edition shows you how to apply assessment and intervention strategies to individuals from a variety of different cultures. Based on Giger and Davidhizer’s unique transcultural model, this text helps you design culturally sensitive care with use of the six key aspects of cultural assessment: communication, time, space, social organization, environmental control, and biologic variations. Written by nursing educators Joyce Newman Giger and Linda G. Haddad, Transcultural Nursing shows how an understanding of cultural variations and individual patient needs will help you provide safe and effective care.

    UNIQUE! The six key aspects of cultural assessment each receive a full chapter of coverage, allowing you to also apply the Transcultural Assessment Model to cultures not covered in the text.

    Case studies and critical decision-making questions help you apply the assessment framework to practice.

    23 chapters on specific cultural groups apply this assessment model to the clients most commonly encountered in United States health care settings, with nearly all chapters written by contributors who are part of that ethnic group.

    Client care plans in culture-specific chapters show how to apply principles to the needs of individuals.

    Review questions reinforce your understanding of cultural principles, with answers found in the back of the book.

    Discussions of spirituality throughout the text provide a holistic, integrated approach to culture, beliefs, and assessment.

    NEW co-author Dr. Linda Haddad is an internationally recognized cultural scholar who has taught nursing around the globe, has acted as an advisor and coordinator for the World Health Organization, and has published over 30 scholarly articles on nursing with a focus on understanding the cultural implication to care.

    UPDATED! Cultural chapters are completely revised to reflect the shifting experiences of cultural groups in our society.

    Varcarolis' Foundations of Psychiatric-M

    Varcarolis' foundations of psychiatric mental health nursing: a clinical approach
    ISBN: 9780323697071

    Varcarolis' Foundations of Psychiatric-M


    Prepare for psychiatric nursing care with this comprehensive, evidence-based text! Varcarolis' Foundations of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: A Clinical Approach, 9th Edition makes it easy to understand the complexities of psychiatric disorders and how to provide quality mental and behavioral health care. Clinical chapters follow the nursing process framework and progress from theory to application, preparing you for practice with real-world examples. Other notable features include illustrated explanations of the neurobiology of disorders, DSM-5 criteria for major disorders, and nursing care plans. From clinical nurse specialist and lead author Dr. Margaret Jordan Halter, this bestselling text includes new Next Generation NCLEX® content to prepare you for success on your PMHN certification exam.

    Case Study and Nursing Care Plan boxes include real-life vignettes of patients with specific psychiatric disorders.

    Evidence-Based Practice boxes describe recent research studies and how their findings affect nursing practice.

    Six-step nursing process is followed in clinical chapters, providing consistent guidelines for comprehensive assessment and intervention.

    Learning features include key terms and concepts, key points to remember, critical thinking, and chapter reviews.

    Conversational, mentor-like writing style reinforces important information and helps in applying textbook content to the clinical setting.

    Coverage of therapeutic communication techniques and nontherapeutic communication provides tips to help you build patient interaction skills.

    Assessment Guidelines summarize the steps of patient assessment for various disorders.

    • Considering Culture boxes discuss the importance of person-centered care in providing competent care to diverse populations in various clinical situations.
    • Patient and Family Teaching boxesfocus on the nurse’s role in helping patients and families understand psychiatric disorders, treatments, complications, and medication side effects.
        • NEW! Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN) case studies and questions are provided at the end of each clinical chapter to support critical thinking and prepare you for your state board examination.
        • NEW! Updated screening tools and rating scales make it easier to quantify symptoms and assess the severity of a disorder.
        • NEW! Advanced practice treatment modalities are addressed separately from the nursing process in the categories of biological interventions (e.g., pharmacotherapy and brain stimulation therapies) and psychological therapies (e.g., cognitive-behavioral therapy and interpersonal therapy).
        • NEW! Emphasis on adverse childhood experiences, trauma, and trauma-informed care addresses the near-universal experience of trauma in individuals with psychiatric disorders and conditions.
        • NEW! Order of clinical chapters mirrors that of the DSM-5, and many of the major disorders are accompanied by specific DSM-5 diagnostic criteria.
        • NEW! Health Policy boxes are updated to describe current legislation related to mental health.
        • NEW! The International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP), from the International Council of Nurses (ICN), provides straightforward nursing diagnoses that are easily translatable across settings and disciplines.

      Saunders Comprehensive Review

      Saunders comprehensive review for the NCLEX-RN examination
      ISBN: 9780323358415

      Saunders Comprehensive Review

      Get the tools and skills you need to prepare for the NCLEX®! Often called the ‘the best NCLEX® exam review book ever,’ Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 8th Edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the most recent test plan. This new edition includes 5,200 NCLEX examination-style questions in the book and online. A companion Evolve website includes thousands of questions that allow you to decide how you want to practice! Don't make the mistake of assuming the quality of the questions is the same in all NCLEX exam review books, because only Silvestri includes the kinds of questions that consistently test the clinical judgment skills necessary to pass today's NCLEX exam. Even better, all answers include detailed rationales to help you learn from your answer choices and test-taking strategies with tips on how to best approach each question. Written by the most trusted name in NCLEX review, this is THE book of choice for NCLEX preparation. But don’t just take our word for it — read any customer review or ask your classmates to see why there's nothing else like it!

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