NCLEX-RN Premier 2017 : with 2 practice tests / [Barbara Irwin, MSN, RN and Judith A. Burckhardt, PhD, MSN, RN]
Book | Kaplan Publishing, a division of Kaplan, Inc. | 2017 | 2017 edition

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2017 edition
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xvii, 519 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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"online + book + video tutorials + mobile"--Front cover.
"Score higher with 600+ practice questions, 60 min. of video tutorials, 10 critical thinking paths, 8 practice tests"--Front cover.
"Teaches you to think like a nurse: master the test with expert critical thinking strategies and targeted content review ; reinforce key concepts with video tutorials and realistic practice ; improve your performance with instant online analysis ; prep on the go with a free digital version of the book"--Front cover.
Includes index.
Contents
About the authors -- Readers' comments -- How to use this book -- Sign up for an online classroom event -- Part 1: NCLEX-RN Exam Overview And Test Taking Strategies: -- Chapter 1: Overview of the NCLEX-RN exam: -- What is the NCLEX-RN exam? -- Content of the NCLEX-RN exam -- Chapter 2: General And computer adaptive test strategies: -- Standardized exams -- What behaviors does the NCLEX-RN exam test? -- Strategies that don't work on the NCLEX-RN exam -- Becoming a better test taker -- NCLEX-RN exam question types -- Alternate format test questions -- Multiple-choice test questions -- Critical thinking strategies -- Reword the question -- Eliminate incorrect answer choices -- Don't predict answers -- Recognize expected outcomes -- Read answer choices to obtain clues -- Chapter 3: NCLEX-RN exam strategies: -- NCLEX-RN exam versus real-world nursing -- Strategies for priority questions -- Strategies for management of care questions -- Strategies for positioning questions -- Strategies for communication questions -- Your NCLEX-RN exam study plan -- Part 2: NCLEX-RN Exam Content Review And Practice: -- Chatper 4: Safe and effective care environment: Management of care: -- Advance directives/self-determination/life planning -- Advocacy -- Assignment, delegation, and supervision -- Case management -- Client rights -- Collaboration with interdisciplinary teams -- Concepts of management -- Confidentiality/information security-- Continuity of care -- Establishing priorities -- Ethical practice -- Information technology -- Informed consent -- Legal rights and responsibilities -- Organ donation -- Performance improvement (quality improvement -- Referrals -- Chapter quiz -- Chapter quiz answers and explanations -- Chapter 5: Safe and effective care Environment: Safety and infection control: -- Safety background -- Infection control background -- Accident/error/injury prevention -- Emergency response plan -- Ergonomic principles -- Handling hazardous and infectious materials -- Home safety -- Reporting of incident/event/irregular occurrence/variance -- Safe use of equipment -- Security plan -- Standard precautions/transmission-based precautions/surgical asepsis -- Use of restraints/safety devices -- Chapter quiz -- Chapter quiz answers and explanations -- Chapter 6: Health promotion and maintenance: -- Aging process -- Ante/intra/postpartum and newborn care -- Developmental stages and transitions -- Health promotion/disease prevention -- Health screening -- High-risk behaviors -- Lifestyle choices -- Self-care -- Techniques of physical assessment -- Principles of teaching/learning -- Chapter quiz -- Chapter quiz answers and explanations -- Chapter 7: Psychosocial integrity: -- Abuse/neglect -- Behavioral interventions -- Chemical and other dependencies/substance use disorder -- Coping mechanisms -- Crisis intervention -- Cultural awareness/cultural influences on health -- End of life care -- Family dynamics -- Grief and loss -- Mental health concepts -- Religious and spiritual influences on health -- Sensory/perceptual alterations -- Stress management -- Support systems -- Therapeutic communication -- Therapeutic environment -- Nursing process and psychosocial integrity -- Chapter quiz -- Chapter quiz answers and explanations --
Chapter 8: Physiological integrity: Basic care and comfort: -- Assistive devices -- Elimination -- Mobility/immobility -- Nonpharmacological comfort interventions -- Nutrition and oral hydration -- Personal hygiene -- Rest and sleep -- Chapter quiz -- Chapter quiz answers and explanations -- Chapter 9: Physiological integrity: Pharmacological And Parenteral Therapies: -- Adverse effects/contraindications/side effects/interactions -- Blood and blood products -- Central venous access devices -- Dosage calculation -- Expected actions/outcomes -- Medication administration -- Parenteral/intravenous therapies -- Pharmacological pain management -- Total parenteral nutrition -- Chapter quiz -- Chapter quiz answers and explanations -- Chapter 10: Physiological integrity: Reduction of risk potential: --- Changes/abnormalities in vital signs -- Diagnostic tests -- Laboratory values -- Potential for alterations in body systems -- Potential for complications of diagnostic tests/treatments/procedures-- Potential for complications from surgical procedures and health alterations -- System-specific assessments -- Therapeutic procedures -- Chapter quiz -- Chapter quiz answers and explanations -- Chapter 11: Physiological integrity: Physiological adaptation: -- Alterations in body systems -- Fluid and electrolyte imbalances -- Hemodynamics -- Illness management -- Medical emergencies -- Pathophysiology -- Unexpected response to therapies -- Chapter quiz -- Chapter quiz answers and explanations -- Part 3: Practice test -- Practice test -- Your practice test scores -- Answer key -- Practice test answers and explanations -- Part 4: Licensure process: -- Chapter 12: Application, registration, and scheduling: -- How to apply for the NCLEX-RN exam -- Taking the exam -- Cjhapter 13: Taking the test more than once: -- You are not alone -- How to interpret unsuccessful test results -- Should you test again? -- How should you begin? -- Chapter 14: Essentials for international nurses: -- NCLEX-RN Exam Administration Abroad -- CGFNS Certificate -- Work visas -- Nursing practice in the United States -- US-style nursing communication -- Sample questions -- Answers and explanations -- Language -- Kaplan programs for international nurses -- Part 5: NCLEX-RN Exam Resources: -- Appendix A: Summary of critical thinking paths -- Appendix B: Nursing terminology -- Appendix C: Common medical abbreviations -- Appendix D: State Boards of Nursing -- Appendix E: Pearson Professional Centers offering NCLEX-RN examinations -- Index.
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