LPN/LVN Student Nurse Handbook
Core Concepts and Essential Skills
AUTHOR: Brown, Nancy J. and Boyd, Sandra M.
PUBLISHER: Prentice Hall PTR
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A dependable on-the-job or study companion for LPN/LVNs, this handbook focuses on the essential elements of five key areas essential for success as a professional practical or vocational nurse: 1) Mapping for Success addresses learning skills, effective resource management, and special performance issues; 2) Behavioral Competencies discusses concepts and skills related to communication, documentation, patient teaching and the nursing process; 3) Core Issues explores universal healthcare issues with emphasis on essential skills related to each topic; 4) Advanced Skills provides helpful information relating to passing the NCLEXPN examination as well as advanced skills pertaining to leadership and management; and 5) Clinical Competencies focuses on LPN/LVN-specific core concepts and essential skills for topics ranging from drug calculation and infection control to electrolytes and IV infusion. Cases, examples, concept mapping prompts, and a CD for making customized flash/study cards make the handbook interactive. Recognizing Your Teaming Style. Time Management. Study and Test-taking Skills. Writing a Paper. Printed Resources. Faculty Variability. Assertiveness. Computers. Consumer Groups and Health Information. Legal Considerations. Risk Management. Communication. Documentation. Patient Teaching. Critical Thinking. Nursing Process and Clinical Pathways. Stress. Pain. Rehabilitation. Ageism. Sexuality. Culture. Spirituality. Death and Dying. Medication Issues and Drug Calculations. Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies. ECG. Nutrition. Infection Control. Endocrine Highlights. Highlights of Fluids, Electrolytes, and IV Infusion. Basics of ABG's. Passing the NCLEX-PN. Job-seeking Skills. Leadership/Management Skills. Transitioning from Student Nurse to Graduate Nurse and Beyond. For LPNs and LVNs.
PUBLICATION DATE: 8/13/2002