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Score Higher on the NCLEX-RN(R) Exam! We provide you with the proven study tools and expert insight that will help you score higher on your exam www.pearsonITcertification.com * Study Tips like the advice and instruction that a personal tutor might provide * Notes, Tips, and Cautions provide you with hints and strategies that will help you reduce your mistakes on the exam * Comprehensive discussion of all subject areas covered on the NCLEX-RN(R) Exam * Practice Questions that include detailed explanations of correct and incorrect answers-so you can learn the material from your success and mistakes COMPREHENSIVE! Succeed with comprehensive learning and practice tests * Master the NCLEX-RN(R) exam materials in all tested subject areas * Prepare with four comprehensive practice tests * Analyze your test readiness and areas for further study with topic-focused chapter tests * CD-ROM-based practice exam includes an interactive Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) engine for a meaningful exam experience with approximately 400 questions * Learn important test-taking strategies to maximize your score and diminish your anxiety


Contents:

Introduction ... 1 Organization ... 2 Instructional Features ... 2 Extensive Practice Test Options... 3 Final Review ... 3 Other Valuable Tools ... 4 About the NCLEX Exam ... 4 Advice for Preparing for the Exam ... 6 Advice for Test Day ... 6 Hints for Using This Book ... 7 Contact the Author ... 8 Study and Exam Preparation Tips ... 9 Study Tips ... 9 Exam Prep Tips ... 10 Read the Question Carefully ... 11 Look for Keywords ... 11 Watch for Specific Details ... 11 Eliminate Options That Are Clearly Wrong or Incorrect ... 11 Look for Similar Options ... 12 Look for Opposite Answers ... 13 Part I: Exam Preparation Chapter 1: Pharmacology ... 15 Three Areas of Pharmacology ... 15 How Nurses Work with Pharmacology ... 16 Time-released Drugs... 17 Administering Medications... 18 The Seven Rights of Administering Medication ... 18 Understanding and Identifying the Various Drugs ... 19 Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors ... 19 Beta Adrenergic Blockers ... 20 Anti-Infectives (Aminoglycosides) ... 21 Benzodiazepines (Anticonvulsants/Antianxiety)... 23 Phenothiazines (Antipsychotic/Antiemetic) ... 24 Glucocorticoids ... 25 Antivirals ... 27 Cholesterol-Lowering Agents ... 28 Angiotensin Receptor Blockers ... 29 Histamine 2 Antagonists ... 30 Proton Pump Inhibitors ... 31 Anticoagulants ... 32 More Drug Identification Helpers ... 33 Herbals ... 34 Drug Schedules ... 35 Pregnancy Categories for Drugs ... 35 Key Concepts ... 36 Key Terms ... 36 Apply Your Knowledge ... 37 Answer Rationales ... 39 Chapter 2: Fluid and Electrolyte and Acid/Base Balance ... 41 Total Body Water Calculation ... 41 Management of the Client with Imbalances in Fluid and Electrolytes ... 43 Types of Intravenous Fluids ... 43 How the Body Regulates Electrolytes... 44 How the Body Regulates pH ... 52 Key Concepts ... 60 Key Terms ... 60 Diagnostic Tests ... 60 Pharmacological Agents Used in the Treatment of Clients with Alterations in Fluids and Electrolytes ... 60 Apply Your Knowledge ... 61 Exam Questions ... 62 Answers to Exam Questions ... 64 Suggested Reading and Resources... 65 Chapter 3: Care of the Client with Cardiovascular Disorders ... 67 Hypertension ... 68 Diagnosing the Client with Hypertension ... 69 Managing the Client with Hypertension ... 69 Coronary Artery Disease... 71 Atherosclerosis and Arteriosclerosis ... 71 Conduction System of the Heart... 72 Heart Block... 73 Cardiac Monitoring ... 74 Reading an Electrocardiogram... 76 Cardiac Dysrhythmias ... 76 Ventricular Tachycardia... 78 Ventricular Fibrillation ... 79 Internal Pacemaker/Internal Cardiac Defibrillators ... 79 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation ... 80 Angina Pectoris ... 81 Myocardial Infarction ... 82 Diagnosis of Myocardial Infarction ... 82 Management of a Client with Myocardial Infarction ... 83 Aneurysms... 89 Inflammatory Diseases of the Heart ... 90 Infective Endocarditis ... 90 Pericarditis ... 91 Peripheral Vascular Disease ... 91 Varicose Veins/Thrombophlebitis ... 92 Raynaud's Phenomenon ... 93 Buerger's Disease ... 93 Key Concepts ... 94 Key Terms... 94 Diagnostics ... 95 Pharmacological Agents Used in the Treatment of Clients with Cardiovascular Disorders... 96 Apply Your Knowledge ... 101 Exam Questions ... 101 Answers to Exam Questions ... 103 Suggested Reading and Resources... 104 Chapter 4: Care of the Client with Endocrine Disorders ... 105 Pituitary Gland... 106 Hypopituitarism ... 106 Hyperpituitarism ... 106 Disorders of the Posterior Pituitary Gland ... 107 Thyroid Disorders ... 108 Hypothyroidism ... 108 Hyperthyroidism ... 110 Parathyroid Disorders ... 112 Hypoparathyroidism ... 112 Hyperparathyroidism... 113 Diabetes Mellitus ... 114 Hyperglycemia ... 116 Hypoglycemia... 117 Managing Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia... 117 Adrenal Gland ... 118 Adrenal Gland Disorders ... 119 Key Concepts ... 123 Key Terms ... 123 Diagnostics ... 124 Pharmacological Agents Used to Treat Clients with Endocrine Disorders. 124 Apply Your Knowledge ... 128 Exam Questions ... 128 Answers to Exam Questions ... 130 Suggested Reading and Resources... 131 Chapter 5: Care of the Client with Respiratory Disorders... 133 Noninfectious Disorders of the Lower Respiratory Tract ... 133 Chronic Bronchitis... 133 Emphysema... 134 Asthma... 135 Pleurisy ... 137 Pulmonary Hypertension ... 138 Interstitial Pulmonary Disease ... 139 Sarcoidosis... 139 Pulmonary Fibrosis ... 140 Occupational Pulmonary Disease ... 140 Infectious Disorders of the Lower Respiratory Tract... 142 Pneumonia ... 142 Tuberculosis ... 145 Influenza ... 147 Life-Threatening Pulmonary Disorders... 148 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome... 148 Pulmonary Embolus ... 152 Pneumothorax ... 154 Hemothorax ... 155 Emerging Infections ... 158 SARS ... 158 Legionnaires' Disease ... 159 Key Concepts ... 161 Key Terms ... 161 Diagnostic Tests ... 161 Pharmacological Agents Used in the Care of the Client with Disorders of the Respiratory System ... 162 Apply Your Knowledge ... 165 Exam Questions ... 166 Answers to Exam Questions ... 168 Suggested Reading and Resources... 169 Chapter 6: Care of the Client with Genitourinary Disorders ... 171 Renal Disorders ... 172 Acute Glomerulonephritis ... 172 Chronic Glomerulonephritis ... 173 Goodpasture's Syndrome ... 174 Nephrotic Syndrome ... 175 Polycystic Kidney Disease ... 176 Hydronephrosis/Hydroureteronephrosis ... 177 Pyelonephritis... 178 Acute and Chronic Renal Failure ... 179 Chronic Renal Failure ... 180 Peritoneal Dialysis ... 181 Hemodialysis... 182 Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy... 183 Renal Transplantation ... 184 Urinary Disorders ... 185 Cystitis... 185 Urinary Incontinence ... 187 Urolithiasis ... 188 Genitourinary Disorders... 189 Prostatitis ... 190 Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy ... 190 Erectile Dysfunction ... 191 Epididymitis ... 193 Priapism... 193 Key Concepts ... 195 Key Terms ... 195 Diagnostics ... 195 Pharmacologic Agents for the Client with Genitourinary Disorders. . 196 Apply Your Knowledge ... 200 Exam Questions ... 200 Answers to Exam Questions ... 202 Suggested Reading and Resources... 203 Chapter 7: Care of the Client with Integumentary Disorders ... 205 Common Infections of the Integumentary System ... 205 Viral Infections ... 205 Fungal Infections ... 207 Bacterial Infections ... 208 Psoriasis... 208 Pressure Ulcers... 209 Burns ... 212 Burn Classifications ... 213 Burn Measurement with TBSA ... 214 Nursing Care for Burn Victims ... 215 Key Concepts ... 223 Key Terms ... 223 Diagnostic Tests ... 223 Pharmacological Agents Used in the Care of the Client with Integumentary Disorders... 224 Apply Your Knowledge ... 226 Exam Questions ... 226 Answers to Exam Questions ... 228 Suggested Reading and Resources... 229 Chapter 8: Care of the Client with Sensory Disorders... 231 Disorders of the Eyes ... 231 Intraocular Disorders ... 232 Uveitis ... 236 Corneal Dystrophy and Corneal Transplantation ... 236 Retinal Disorders ... 236 Refractive Errors ... 239 Traumatic Injuries ... 240 Ocular Melanoma ... 240 Disorders of the Ears... 242 Otitis Externa ... 243 Otitis Media ... 243 Mastoiditis... 244 Meniere's Disease... 244 Acoustic Neuroma ... 245 Otosclerosis... 245 Presbycusis ... 246 Ear Trauma ... 246 Assisting Clients with Hearing Loss ... 247 Key Concepts ... 250 Key Terms ... 250 Diagnostic Tests ... 251 Pharmacological Agents Used in the Care of the Client with Disorders of the Eyes and Ears ... 251 Apply Your Knowledge ... 253 Exam Questions ... 253 Answers to Exam Questions ... 255 Suggested Reading and Resources... 256 Chapter 9: Care of the Client with Gastrointestinal Disorders ... 257 Peptic Ulcer Disease ... 258 Types of Ulcers... 259 Diagnosis of Ulcers ... 259 Treatment of Ulcers... 260 Inflammatory Bowel Disorders ... 263 Crohn's Disease ... 263 Ulcerative Colitis ... 263 Management of the Client with Inflammatory Bowel Disease ... 264 Diverticular Disease... 265 Management of the Client with Diverticulitis ... 265 Hemorrhoids ... 266 Appendicitis ... 266 Peritonitis ... 268 Intestinal Obstruction ... 269 Esophageal Disorders ... 270 GERD ... 270 Hiatal Hernia ... 274 Diseases Associated with the Liver ... 275 Hepatitis ... 275 Cirrhosis ... 281 Acute Pancreatitis ... 285 Diagnosis of Pancreatitis... 286 Treatment of Pancreatitis ... 286 Cholecystitis/Cholelithiasis ... 287 Symptoms of Cholecystitis and Cholelithiasis ... 288 Diagnosis of Cholecystitis/Cholelithiasis ... 288 Treatment of Cholecystitis ... 289 Treatment of Cholethiasis... 289 Clostridium Difficile ... 290 Food-Borne Illnesses... 291 Key Concepts ... 294 Key Terms ... 294 Diagnostic Tests ... 295 Pharmacological Agents Used in the Care of the Client with Disorders of the Gastrointestinal System ... 295 Apply Your Knowledge ... 297 Exam Questions ... 298 Answers to Exam Questions ... 300 Suggested Reading and Resources... 301 Chapter 10: Care of the Client with Hematological Disorders ... 303 Anemia... 303 Pernicious Anemia ... 304 Aplastic Anemia ... 304 Sickle Cell Anemia... 305 Iron Deficiency Anemia ... 309 Thalassemia ... 311 Polycythemia Vera ... 312 Hemophilia ... 313 Transfusion Therapy ... 315 Transfusion Reactions ... 317 Key Concepts ... 319 Key Terms ... 319 Diagnostic Tests for Review ... 319 Pharmacological Agents Used in Hematological Disorders ... 320 Apply Your Knowledge ... 321 Exam Questions ... 321 Answers to Exam Questions ... 323 Suggested Reading and Resources... 324 Chapter 11:Care of the Client with Disorders of the Neurological System... 325 Neurological Assessment ... 326 Cranial Nerve Assessment ... 326 Glasgow Coma Scale ... 327 Intracranial Pressure Monitors... 328 Brain Injuries ... 329 Epidural Hematomas... 332 Subdural Hematoma ... 332 Intracerebral Hematomas ... 332 Treatment of Hematomas ... 332 Increased Intracranial Pressure ... 332 Brain Tumors ... 336 Treatment of Brain Tumors ... 337 Care of the Client with Intracranial Surgery (Craniotomy) ... 338 Cerebrovascular Accident/Stroke ... 342 Ischemic Stroke ... 342 Hemorrhagic Stroke ... 344 Seizures ... 347 Types of Seizures ... 347 Treatment of Seizure Clients ... 350 Parkinson's Disease ... 350 Meningitis ... 352 Autoimmune Neurological Disorders... 354 Multiple Sclerosis... 354 Myasthenia Gravis ... 355 Guillain-Barre... 357 Degenerative Neurological Disorders ... 358 Cranial Nerve Disorders... 359 Trigeminal Neuralgia ... 359 Bell's Palsy... 359 Spinal Cord Injuries ... 360 Treatment of Spinal Cord Injuries... 361 Potential Complications with SCI Clients ... 362 Intervertebral Disk Disease ... 363 Key Concepts ... 366 Key Terms ... 366 Diagnostics ... 367 Pharmacological Agents Used in the Care of Clients with Neurological Disorders... 368 Apply Your Knowledge ... 373 Exam Questions ... 373 Answers to Exam Questions ... 376 Suggested Reading and Resources... 377 Chapter 12: Care of the Client with Immunologic Disorders ... 379 Immunodeficiency Syndrome ... 380 Diagnoses ... 381 HIV Prevention ... 383 Standard Precautions... 383 Airborne Transmission-Based Precautions (Second Tier of CDC Guidelines for Infection Control) ... 384 Droplet Transmission-Based Precautions (Second Tier of CDC Guidelines for Infection Control) ... 384 Contact Transmission-Based Precautions (Second Tier of CDC Guidelines for Infection Control) ... 385 Treatments After Occupational Exposure... 385 Management of the Client with HIV ... 385 Key Concepts ... 389 Key Terms ... 389 Diagnostic Tests ... 389 Pharmacological Agents Used in the Care of the Client with Immunologic Disorders... 390 Apply Your Knowledge ... 393 Exam Questions ... 394 Answers to Exam Questions ... 396 Suggested Reading and Resources... 397 Chapter 13: Care of the Client with Neoplastic Disorders ... 399 American Cancer Society's Seven Warning Signs of Cancer... 399 The Four Major Categories of Cancer... 400 Risk Factors for Specific Cancers ... 400 Cancer Prevention ... 402 Major Types of Cancer ... 403 Colorectal Cancer ... 403 Lung Cancer... 407 Prostate Cancer ... 409 Breast Cancer ... 411 Other Major Cancers... 416 General Interventions for Clients with Cancer ... 421 Radiation ... 421 Chemotherapy ... 423 Total Parenteral Nutrition ... 424 Neoplastic-Associated Disorders and Emergencies ... 426 Bone Marrow and Peripheral Stem Cell Transplantation ... 427 Types of Transplants ... 428 Nursing Care After Transplantation ... 428 Key Concepts ... 431 Key Terms ... 431 Diagnostic Tests ... 432 Pharmacologic Agents Used in the Care of the Client with Specific Neoplastic Disorders... 433 Apply Your Knowledge ... 440 Exam Questions ... 440 Answers to Exam Questions ... 443 Suggested Reading and Resources... 445 Chapter 14: Care of the Client with Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders ... 447 Fractures ... 448 Major Fracture Sites ... 450 General Treatment for Fractures... 450 Common Complications Associated with Fractures ... 454 Osteoporosis ... 457 Osteoarthritis ... 458 Diagnosis of Osteoarthritis... 459 Treatment of the Client with Osteoarthritis ... 459 Fibromyalgia... 460 Ankylosing Spondylitis ... 460 Gout... 461 Rheumatoid Arthritis... 462 Lupus Erythematosus ... 464 Musculoskeletal Surgical Procedures ... 466 Fractured Hip and Hip Replacement ... 466 Total Knee Replacement... 467 Amputations ... 468 Key Concepts ... 474 Key Terms ... 474 Diagnostics ... 474 Pharmacologic Agents Used in Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders... 475 Apply Your Knowledge ... 479 Exam Questions ... 479 Answers to Exam Questions ... 481 Suggested Reading and Resources... 482 Chapter 15: Care of the Childbearing Client and the Neonatal Client ... 483 Prenatal Care ... 483 Signs of Pregnancy... 483 Prenatal Diet and Weight Maintenance ... 484 Measuring Fetal Heart Tones... 486 Measuring Fundal Height... 486 Prelabor Testing ... 486 Intrapartal Care ... 488 Stages of Labor... 489 Important Terms You Should Know ... 489 Complications Associated with Pregnancy... 490 Cardiac Disease During Pregnancy... 490 Diabetes in Pregnancy... 493 Preeclampsia ... 494 Ectopic Pregnancy ... 495 Hydatidiform Mole ... 495 Incompetent Cervix ... 496 Types of Abortions... 496 Placenta Previa ... 497 Abruptio Placenta... 497 Complications Associated with Labor and Delivery ... 498 Fetal Malpresentation ... 499 Post-term Labor and Birth ... 499 Precipitate Delivery ... 500 Cord Prolapse... 500 Cesarean Birth ... 500 Assisted Birth ... 501 Fetal Monitoring ... 501 Pharmacologic Management of Labor ... 503 Postpartum Care ... 504 Newborn Care ... 505 Terms Associated with the Normal Newborn ... 506 Rh Incompatibility ... 507 Women's Health Issues ... 508 Pelvic Inflammatory Disease ... 508 Menopause ... 508 Maternal Infections ... 508 Methods of Contraception ... 511 Key Concepts ... 514 Key Terms ... 514 Diagnostic Tests ... 515 Pharmacological Agents Used in the Care of the Obstetric Client . . 516 Apply Your Knowledge ... 517 Exam Questions ... 518 Answers to Exam Questions ... 520 Suggested Reading and Resources... 521 Chapter 16: Care of the Pediatric Client ... 523 Growth and Development ... 523 Infant (28 Days to 1 Year)... 523 Toddler (1-3 Years) ... 524 Preschooler (3-5 Years) ... 525 School Age (6-12 Years) ... 527 Adolescence (12-18 Years) ... 527 Caring for the Child with Respiratory Disorders ... 528 Upper Airway Infections... 529 Lower Airway Infections... 533 Long-Term Respiratory Disorders ... 535 Cystic Fibrosis (Mucoviscidosis) ... 536 Caring for the Child with Gastrointestinal Disorders ... 537 Disorders of Motility... 538 Structural Defects ... 540 Obstructive Disorders ... 542 Inflammatory and Parasitic Disorders... 544 Malabsorptive/Metabolic Syndromes ... 545 Ingestion of Hazardous Substances ... 547 Caring for the Child with Cardiovascular Disorders ... 549 Congenital Heart Defects... 550 Acquired Heart Disease... 557 Caring for the Child with Genitourinary Disorders... 560 Obstructive Uropathy ... 561 External Defects (Hypospadias, Epispadias, Exstrophy of the Bladder). . 561 Epispadias/Exstrophy of the Bladder ... 562 Caring for the Child with Neoplastic Disorders... 563 Leukemia... 563 Wilms' Tumor (Nephroblastoma) ... 563 Retinoblastoma... 564 Neuroblastoma ... 564 Osteosarcoma and Ewing's Sarcoma ... 564 Rhabdomyosarcoma... 565 Surviving Childhood Cancer ... 565 Caring for the Child with Cerebral Disorders ... 566 Intracranial Infections (Encephalitis and Bacterial Meningitis) ... 566 Reye's Syndrome ... 567 Caring for the Child with Integumentary Disorders ... 568 Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) ... 568 Scabies ... 569 Pediculosis Capitis (Head Lice) ... 569 Lyme Disease ... 570 Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever ... 570 Caring for the Child with Communicable Disease... 571 Caring for the Child with Musculoskeletal Disorders ... 573 Congenital Clubfoot ... 573 Developmental Hip Dysplasia ... 573 Osteogenesis Imperfecta ... 574 Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease (Coxa Plana) ... 575 Scoliosis ... 576 Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis) ... 576 Caring for the Child with Neuromuscular Disorders ... 577 Cerebral Palsy... 577 Neural Tube Defects ... 578 Spina Bifida... 578 Muscular Dystrophies ... 579 Caring for the Abused and Neglected Child ... 580 Key Concepts ... 583 Key Terms ... 583 Diagnostics ... 584 Pharmacological Agents Used in the Care of Pediatric Clients ... 584 Apply Your Knowledge ... 584 Exam Questions ... 585 Answers to Exam Questions ... 587 Suggested Reading and Resources... 588 Chapter 17: Care of the Client with Psychiatric Disorders ... 589 Anxiety-related Disorders... 589 Generalized Anxiety Disorder ... 590 Post-traumatic Stress Disorder ... 590 Dissociative Identity Disorder ... 591 Somatoform Disorder ... 591 Panic Disorder ... 591 Phobic Disorders ... 592 Obsessive-compulsive Disorder ... 592 Personality Disorders ... 593 Cluster A ... 593 Cluster B ... 594 Cluster C... 595 Managing Clients with Personality Disorders ... 596 Psychotic Disorders... 597 Schizophrenia ... 597 Bipolar Disorders ... 599 Substance Abuse... 602 Alcoholism ... 602 Chemical Dependence... 604 Psychological Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence ... 606 Autistic Disorder ... 607 Conduct Disorder ... 607 Oppositional Defiant Disorder ... 608 Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder ... 608 Eating Disorders ... 608 Key Concepts ... 611 Key Terms ... 611 Diagnostics ... 612 Pharmacological Agents Used in the Care of the Client with Psychiatric Disorders... 612 Apply Your Knowledge ... 617 Exam Questions ... 618 Answers to Exam Questions ... 620 Suggested Reading and Resources... 621 Chapter 18: Emergency Care... 623 The ABCDs of Emergency Care... 624 Airway ... 624 Breathing... 625 Circulation ... 625 Deficits ... 626 Obtaining Client Information ... 627 Trauma ... 627 Head Injuries ... 627 Chest Injuries ... 628 Abdominal Injuries... 628 Documenting and Protecting Forensic Evidence ... 629 Poisoning ... 630 Poisonous Stings and Bites ... 631 Bioterrorism ... 632 Chemical and Biological Agents ... 632 Nuclear Warfare... 634 Triage Categories for Disaster Victims ... 635 Key Concepts ... 637 Key Terms ... 637 Diagnostics ... 637 Pharmacological Agents Commonly Used in ER Treatment ... 637 Apply Your Knowledge ... 638 Exam Questions ... 638 Answers to Exam Questions ... 640 Suggested Reading and Resources... 641 Chapter 19: Legal Issues in Nursing Practice ... 643 Types of Laws... 644 Statutory Laws/Regulatory Laws... 644 Civil Laws ... 644 Criminal Laws ... 644 Common Law... 644 Code of Ethical Behavior in Nursing Practice ... 645 Legal Theories That Affect Nursing Practice ... 646 Negligence ... 647 Malpractice ... 647 Witnessing Consent for Care... 647 Tort ... 647 Assault and Battery ... 648 Fraud ... 648 Managing Client Care... 648 Key Terms... 652 Apply Your Knowledge ... 652 Exam Questions ... 653 Answers to Exam Questions ... 655 Suggested Reading and Resources... 656 Chapter 20: Cultural Practices Influencing Nursing Care ... 657 Cultural Assessment... 657 Understanding Client Beliefs ... 657 Working with Clients Who Speak Different Languages ... 658 Healthcare of Hispanics/Latinos ... 659 Time Considerations ... 660 Use of Nonverbal/Verbal Communication... 660 Childbirth and Pain Response ... 661 Healthcare of Native Americans and Alaskan Natives ... 661 Time Considerations ... 661 Use of Nonverbal/Verbal Communication... 662 Childbirth and Pain Response ... 662 Healthcare of Asian-Americans ... 662 Time Considerations ... 663 Use of Nonverbal/Verbal Communication... 663 Childbirth and Pain Response ... 664 Healthcare of Arab-Americans... 664 Time Considerations ... 665 Use of Nonverbal/Verbal Communication... 665 Childbirth and Pain Response ... 665 Nursing Plan Dietary Considerations Across Cultures ... 665 Religious Beliefs and Refusal of Care Considerations ... 667 Key Terms... 669 Apply Your Knowledge ... 669 Exam Questions ... 669 Answers to Exam Questions ... 671 Suggested Reading and Resources... 672 Part II: Final Review Fast Facts The NCLEX RN Exam Prep ... 673 Practice Exam I ... 681 Fluid and Electrolytes and Acid/Base Balance... 682 Care of the Client with Cardiovascular Disorders ... 686 Care of the Client with Endocrine Disorders ... 693 Care of the Client with Immunological Disorders ... 700 Care of the Childbearing Client and the Neonatal Client ... 705 Practice Exam II... 717 Care of the Client with Respiratory Disorders ... 718 Care of the Client with Genitourinary Disorders... 723 Care of the Client with Integumentary Disorders ... 728 Care of the Client with Sensory Disorders ... 731 Care of the Pediatric Client ... 736 Care of the Client with Psychiatric Disorders... 744 Emergency Care... 749 Practice Exam III ... 753 Care of the Client with Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders . . 754 Care of the Client with Gastrointestinal Disorders ... 760 Care of the Client with Neoplastic Disorders ... 767 Care of the Client with Neurological Disorders... 777 Care of the Client with Hematological Disorders ... 786 Practice Exam IV Management and Alternative Item Exam Questions... 791 Management Questions ... 792 Alternative Items ... 808 Answers to Practice Exam I ... 819 Answers at a Glance to Practice Exam I ... 819 Answers with Explanations ... 821 Fluid and Electrolytes and Acid/Base Balance ... 821 Care of the Client with Cardiovascular Disorders ... 823 Care of the Client with Endocrine Disorders ... 828 Care of the Client with Immunologic Disorders... 832 Care of the Childbearing Client and the Neonatal Client... 835 Answers to Practice Exam II ... 843 Answers at a Glance to Practice Exam II ... 843 Answers with Explanations ... 845 Care of the Client with Respiratory Disorders ... 845 Care of the Client with Genitourinary Disorders ... 848 Care of the Client with Integumentary Disorders ... 851 Care of the Client with Sensory Disorders ... 853 Care of the Pediatric Client ... 855 Care of the Client with Psychiatric Disorders... 859 Emergency Care... 862 Answers to Practice Exam III ... 865 Answers at a Glance to Practice Exam III ... 865 Answers with Explanations ... 867 Care of the Client with Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders . 867 Care of the Client with Gastrointestinal Disorders ... 870 Care of the Client with Neoplastic Disorders ... 873 Care of the Client with Neurological Disorders ... 878 Care of the Client with Hematological Disorders ... 883 Answers to Practice Exam IV: Management and Alternative Item Exam Questions... 885 Answers to Management Questions ... 885 Alternative Item Answers ... 894 Part III: Appendixes Appendix A: Things You Forgot ... 899 Appendix B: Need to Know More?... 905 Appendix C: Calculations ... 911 Appendix D: Most Commonly-Prescribed Medications in the United States ... 915 TOC, 9780789751065, 11/21/2013


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ISBN-13: 9780133391787
Publisher: Pearson (Pearson IT Certification)
Publication date: December, 2013
Pages: 1008
Dimensions: 213.00 x 273.00 x 31.00

Subcategories: Medical Study and Teaching Aids, Nursing