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Contents Preface Introduction Unit 1 Fundamental Nursing A. Components of the Nursing Process B. Aspects of Delegation C. Communication Guidelines Unit 2 Assessment and Diagnosis A. Nursing Health History B. Methods of Examining C. Vital Signs D. Physical Health Examination E. Nursing Diagnoses Unit 3 Planning and Implementation A. Safety Guidelines B. Clinical Guidelines 1. Fluid and Electrolyte Balance 2. Individualizing Care for Clients with Pain 3. Respiratory Function 4. Tube Feedings 5. Urinary Elimination 6. Fecal Elimination 7. Pressure Areas 8. Healing Wounds 9. Postoperative Period C. Teaching and Learning Guidelines D. Medications Unit 4 Documentation and Evaluation A. Charting Guidelines B. SOAP Format C. Evaluation Unit 5 Quick Reference A. Standard Precautions and Infection Control Strategies B. Common Abbreviations and "Do Not Use" Abbreviations" C. Medical Terminology: Root Words, Prefixes, and Suffixes D. Weight and Volume Conversions and Equivalents E. Laboratory Values 1. Table A: Complete Blood Count with Clinical Implications 2. Table B: Common Blood Chemistry Tests with Clinical Implications 3. Table C: Serum Electrolytes 4. Table D: Arterial Blood Gases 5. Table E: Urine Chemistry F. Common Diagnostic Studies G. Nursing Interventions for Endoscopic Examinations H. Studies of the Gastrointestinal Tract I. Studies of the Gallbladder and Bile Ducts J. Radiographic Studies: Intravenous Pyelography, Angiography, Myelography K. Key Information about Vitamins L. Key Information about Minerals M. Key Information about Trace Minerals N. Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunizations, 2006 O. Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule-United States, 2006-2007 Glossary Index
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Nursing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.