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By Barbara K. Timby

The 10th variation of this best-selling textual content for LPN/LVN scholars presents accomplished insurance of introductory medical-surgical nursing in a hugely visible and simple to appreciate demeanour. This content material equips readers with the sensible wisdom and abilities to control nursing care of consumers in brand new altering healthcare environments and eases the transition from lecture room to scientific perform. The textual content has been up to date to mirror the most recent apparatus and developments in well-being care, and comprises hundreds of thousands of latest full-color illustrations and pictures. Over 30 care plans are integrated, addressing universal stipulations reminiscent of Alzheimer's ailment, melanoma, myocardial infarction, stroke, diabetes mellitus, changed radical mastectomy, and protracted renal failure. "Stop, imagine, and reply" workouts in each bankruptcy inspire swift remember and sensible assimilation of content material. A bound-in CD-ROM and a spouse web site comprise a Spanish-English audio word list, innovations in motion animations, Watch and study videos, NCLEX®-style assessment questions, plus the entire textual content on-line.

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Generally, TABLE 2-1 Definitions of Nursing by Selected Theorists THEORIST DEFINITION Florence Nightingale (1859) Virginia Henderson (1966) Nurses alter the environment to put the client in the best condition for nature to act. Nurses assist clients to carry out those activities that they would perform unaided if they possessed the necessary strength, will, or knowledge. Nursing is a helping, nurturing, and caring service delivered sensitively with compassion, skill, and understanding. Nursing care is directed at restoring self-care abilities, which are activities that clients initiate on their own behalf in maintaining health, life, and well-being.

Nurses should TABLE 3-1 Comparison of the Role of the Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) and Registered Nurse (RN) in the Nursing Process NURSING PROCESS PHASE ROLE OF LPN/LVN ROLE OF RN Assessment Gathers data, performs assessment, identifies client’s strengths Nursing diagnosis Does not establish nursing diagnoses, but needs to understand diagnoses written by RN Contributes to development of care plans Gathers more extensive biopsychosocial data, groups and analyzes data, researches additional data needed, identifies client resources Draws conclusions, uses judgment, makes diagnosis Planning Implementation Evaluation Provides basic therapeutic and preventive nursing measures, provides client education, records information Evaluates effects of care given Establishes priorities, sets short- and long-term client outcomes, collaborates, and refers Manages client care (performs and delegates), provides client and family teaching, provides referrals, records and exchanges information with healthcare team Evaluates effectiveness of overall plan, analyzes new data, modifies and redesigns plan, collaborates with health team members CHAPTER 3 The Nursing Process use NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses whenever possible.

Functions of the nurse case manager. illness) of the clients. Not every client is aggressively case managed; those who are sickest, experience complications, or have chronic illnesses that require more intensive case management. The case manager follows clients when they are scheduled for admission until the day of discharge. An insurance-based case manager often maintains contact with the client, especially one with a chronic illness, in the home. Regardless of the employer, case managers plan and coordinate the client’s progress through the various phases of care to avoid delays, unnecessary diagnostic testing, and overuse of expensive resources.

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