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    Table of Contents

    1. About This eBook
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. Contents at a Glance
    5. Table of Contents
    6. About the Authors
    7. About the Technical Editor
    8. Dedication
    9. Acknowledgments
    10. We Want to Hear from You!
    11. Reader Services
    12. Introduction
      1. Organization
      2. Instructional Features
      3. Extensive Practice Test Options
      4. Final Review
        1. Other Valuable Tools
      5. About the NCLEX Exam
        1. Advice for Preparing for the Exam
        2. Advice for Test Day
        3. Hints for Using This Book
    13. Study and Exam Preparation Tips
      1. Study Tips
      2. Exam Prep Tips
        1. Read the Question Carefully
        2. Look for Keywords
        3. Watch for Specific Details
        4. Eliminate Options That Are Clearly Wrong or Incorrect
        5. Look for Similar Options
        6. Look for Opposite Answers
    14. Part I: Exam Preparation
      1. Chapter 1. Pharmacology
        1. Three Areas of Pharmacology
        2. How Nurses Work with Pharmacology
        3. Time-released Drugs
        4. Administering Medications
          1. The Seven Rights of Administering Medication
        5. Understanding and Identifying the Various Drugs
          1. Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
          2. Beta Adrenergic Blockers
          3. Anti-Infectives (Aminoglycosides)
          4. Benzodiazepines (Anticonvulsants/Antianxiety)
          5. Phenothiazines (Antipsychotic/Antiemetic)
          6. Glucocorticoids
          7. Antivirals
          8. Cholesterol-Lowering Agents
          9. Angiotensin Receptor Blockers
          10. Histamine 2 Antagonists
          11. Proton Pump Inhibitors
          12. Anticoagulants
          13. More Drug Identification Helpers
        6. Herbals
        7. Drug Schedules
        8. Pregnancy Categories for Drugs
        9. Key Concepts
          1. Key Terms
        10. Apply Your Knowledge
          1. Answer Rationales
      2. Chapter 2. Fluid and Electrolyte and Acid/Base Balance
        1. Total Body Water Calculation
        2. Management of the Client with Imbalances in Fluid and Electrolytes
          1. Types of Intravenous Fluids
          2. How the Body Regulates Electrolytes
          3. How the Body Regulates pH
        3. Key Concepts
          1. Key Terms
          2. Diagnostic Tests
          3. Pharmacological Agents Used in the Treatment of Clients with Alterations in Fluids and Electrolytes
        4. Apply Your Knowledge
          1. Exam Questions
          2. Answers to Exam Questions
        5. Suggested Reading and Resources
      3. Chapter 3. Care of the Client with Cardiovascular Disorders
        1. Hypertension
          1. Diagnosing the Client with Hypertension
          2. Managing the Client with Hypertension
        2. Coronary Artery Disease
          1. Atherosclerosis and Arteriosclerosis
        3. Conduction System of the Heart
          1. Heart Block
        4. Cardiac Monitoring
          1. Reading an Electrocardiogram
        5. Cardiac Dysrhythmias
          1. Ventricular Tachycardia
          2. Ventricular Fibrillation
          3. Internal Pacemaker/Internal Cardiac Defibrillators
          4. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
        6. Angina Pectoris
        7. Myocardial Infarction
          1. Diagnosis of Myocardial Infarction
          2. Management of a Client with Myocardial Infarction
        8. Aneurysms
        9. Inflammatory Diseases of the Heart
          1. Infective Endocarditis
          2. Pericarditis
          3. Peripheral Vascular Disease
        10. Varicose Veins/Thrombophlebitis
        11. Raynaud’s Phenomenon
        12. Buerger’s Disease
        13. Key Concepts
        14. Key Terms
        15. Diagnostics
          1. Pharmacological Agents Used in the Treatment of Clients with Cardiovascular Disorders
        16. Apply Your Knowledge
          1. Exam Questions
          2. Answers to Exam Questions
        17. Suggested Reading and Resources
      4. Chapter 4. Care of the Client with Endocrine Disorders
        1. Pituitary Gland
          1. Hypopituitarism
          2. Hyperpituitarism
          3. Disorders of the Posterior Pituitary Gland
        2. Thyroid Disorders
          1. Hypothyroidism
          2. Hyperthyroidism
        3. Parathyroid Disorders
          1. Hypoparathyroidism
          2. Hyperparathyroidism
        4. Diabetes Mellitus
          1. Hyperglycemia
          2. Hypoglycemia
          3. Managing Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia
        5. Adrenal Gland
          1. Adrenal Gland Disorders
        6. Key Concepts
          1. Key Terms
          2. Diagnostics
          3. Pharmacological Agents Used to Treat Clients with Endocrine Disorders
        7. Apply Your Knowledge
          1. Exam Questions
          2. Answers to Exam Questions
        8. Suggested Reading and Resources
      5. Chapter 5. Care of the Client with Respiratory Disorders
        1. Noninfectious Disorders of the Lower Respiratory Tract
          1. Chronic Bronchitis
          2. Emphysema
          3. Asthma
          4. Pleurisy (Pleuritis)
          5. Pulmonary Hypertension
          6. Interstitial Pulmonary Disease
          7. Sarcoidosis
          8. Pulmonary Fibrosis
          9. Occupational Pulmonary Disease
        2. Infectious Disorders of the Lower Respiratory Tract
          1. Pneumonia
          2. Tuberculosis
          3. Influenza
        3. Life-Threatening Pulmonary Disorders
          1. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
          2. Pulmonary Embolus
          3. Pneumothorax
          4. Hemothorax
        4. Emerging Infections
          1. SARS
          2. Legionnaires’ Disease
        5. Key Concepts
          1. Key Terms
          2. Diagnostic Tests
          3. Pharmacological Agents Used in the Care of the Client with Disorders of the Respiratory System
        6. Apply Your Knowledge
          1. Exam Questions
          2. Answers to Exam Questions
        7. Suggested Reading and Resources
      6. Chapter 6. Care of the Client with Genitourinary Disorders
        1. Renal Disorders
          1. Acute Glomerulonephritis
          2. Chronic Glomerulonephritis
          3. Goodpasture’s Syndrome
          4. Nephrotic Syndrome
          5. Polycystic Kidney Disease
          6. Hydronephrosis/Hydroureteronephrosis
          7. Pyelonephritis
        2. Acute and Chronic Renal Failure
          1. Chronic Renal Failure
          2. Peritoneal Dialysis
          3. Hemodialysis
          4. Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy
          5. Renal Transplantation
        3. Urinary Disorders
          1. Cystitis
          2. Urinary Incontinence
          3. Urolithiasis
        4. Genitourinary Disorders
          1. Prostatitis
          2. Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
          3. Erectile Dysfunction
          4. Epididymitis
          5. Priapism
        5. Key Concepts
          1. Key Terms
          2. Diagnostics
          3. Pharmacologic Agents for the Client with Genitourinary Disorders
        6. Apply Your Knowledge
          1. Exam Questions
          2. Answers to Exam Questions
        7. Suggested Reading and Resources
      7. Chapter 7. Care of the Client with Integumentary Disorders
        1. Common Infections of the Integumentary System
          1. Viral Infections
          2. Fungal Infections
          3. Bacterial Infections
        2. Psoriasis
        3. Pressure Ulcers
        4. Burns
          1. Burn Classifications
          2. Burn Measurement with TBSA
          3. Nursing Care for Burn Victims
        5. Key Concepts
          1. Key Terms
          2. Diagnostic Tests
          3. Pharmacological Agents Used in the Care of the Client with Integumentary Disorders
        6. Apply Your Knowledge
          1. Exam Questions
          2. Answers to Exam Questions
        7. Suggested Reading and Resources
      8. Chapter 8. Care of the Client with Sensory Disorders
        1. Disorders of the Eyes
          1. Intraocular Disorders
          2. Uveitis
          3. Corneal Dystrophy and Corneal Transplantation
          4. Retinal Disorders
          5. Refractory Errors
          6. Traumatic Injuries
          7. Ocular Melanoma
        2. Disorders of the Ears
          1. Otitis Externa
          2. Otitis Media
          3. Mastoiditis
          4. Ménière’s Disease
          5. Acoustic Neuroma
          6. Otosclerosis
          7. Presbycusis
          8. Ear Trauma
          9. Assisting Clients with Hearing Loss
        3. Key Concepts
          1. Key Terms
          2. Diagnostic Tests
          3. Pharmacological Agents Used in the Care of the Client with Disorders of the Eyes and Ears
        4. Apply Your Knowledge
          1. Exam Questions
          2. Answers to Exam Questions
        5. Suggested Reading and Resources
      9. Chapter 9. Care of the Client with Gastrointestinal Disorders
        1. Peptic Ulcer Disease
          1. Types of Ulcers
          2. Diagnosis of Ulcers
          3. Treatment of Ulcers
        2. Inflammatory Bowel Disorders
          1. Crohn’s Disease
          2. Ulcerative Colitis
          3. Management of the Client with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
        3. Diverticular Disease
          1. Management of the Client with Diverticulitis
        4. Hemorrhoids
        5. Appendicitis
        6. Peritonitis
        7. Intestinal Obstruction
        8. Esophageal Disorders
          1. GERD
          2. Hiatal Hernia
        9. Diseases Associated with the Liver
          1. Hepatitis
          2. Cirrhosis
        10. Acute Pancreatitis
          1. Diagnosis of Pancreatitis
          2. Treatment of Pancreatitis
        11. Cholecystitis/Cholelithiasis
          1. Symptoms of Cholecystitis and Cholelithiasis
          2. Diagnosis of Cholecystitis/Cholelithiasis
          3. Treatment of Cholecystitis
          4. Treatment of Cholethiasis
        12. Clostridium Difficile
        13. Food-Borne Illnesses
        14. Key Concepts
          1. Key Terms
          2. Diagnostic Tests
          3. Pharmacological Agents Used in the Care of the Client with Disorders of the Gastrointestinal System
        15. Apply Your Knowledge
          1. Exam Questions
          2. Answers to Exam Questions
        16. Suggested Reading and Resources
      10. Chapter 10. Care of the Client with Hematological Disorders
        1. Anemia
          1. Pernicious Anemia
          2. Aplastic Anemia
          3. Sickle Cell Anemia
          4. Iron Deficiency Anemia
        2. Thalassemia
        3. Polycythemia Vera
        4. Hemophilia
        5. Transfusion Reactions
        6. Key Concepts
          1. Key Terms
          2. Diagnostic Tests for Review
          3. Pharmacological Agents Used in Hematological Disorders
        7. Apply Your Knowledge
          1. Exam Questions
          2. Answers to Exam Questions
        8. Suggested Reading and Resources
      11. Chapter 11. Care of the Client with Disorders of the Neurological System
        1. Neurological Assessment
          1. Cranial Nerve Assessment
          2. Glasgow Coma Scale
          3. Intracranial Pressure Monitors
        2. Brain Injuries
          1. Epidural Hematomas
          2. Subdural Hematoma
          3. Intracerebral Hematomas
          4. Treatment of Hematomas
          5. Increased Intracranial Pressure
        3. Brain Tumors
          1. Treatment of Brain Tumors
        4. Care of the Client with Intracranial Surgery (Craniotomy)
        5. Cerebrovascular Accident/Stroke
          1. Ischemic Stroke
          2. Hemorrhagic Stroke
        6. Seizures
          1. Types of Seizures
          2. Treatment of Seizure Clients
        7. Parkinson’s Disease
        8. Meningitis
        9. Autoimmune Neurological Disorders
          1. Multiple Sclerosis
          2. Myasthenia Gravis
          3. Guillain-Barré
        10. Degenerative Neurological Disorders
        11. Cranial Nerve Disorders
          1. Trigeminal Neuralgia
          2. Bell’s Palsy
        12. Spinal Cord Injuries
          1. Treatment of Spinal Cord Injuries
          2. Potential Complications with SCI Clients
        13. Intervertebral Disk Disease
        14. Key Concepts
          1. Key Terms
          2. Diagnostics
          3. Pharmacological Agents Used in the Care of Clients with Neurological Disorders
        15. Apply Your Knowledge
          1. Exam Questions
          2. Answers to Exam Questions
        16. Suggested Reading and Resources
      12. Chapter 12. Care of the Client with Immunological Disorders
        1. Immunodeficiency Syndrome
        2. Diagnoses
        3. HIV Prevention
          1. Standard Precautions
          2. Airborne Transmission–Based Precautions (Second Tier of CDC Guidelines for Infection Control)
          3. Droplet Transmission–Based Precautions (Second Tier of CDC Guidelines for Infection Control)
          4. Contact Transmission–Based Precautions (Second Tier of CDC Guidelines for Infection Control)
          5. Treatments After Occupational Exposure
        4. Management of the Client with HIV
        5. Key Concepts
          1. Key Terms
          2. Diagnostic Tests
          3. Pharmacological Agents Used in the Care of the Client with Immunologic Disorders
        6. Apply Your Knowledge
          1. Exam Questions
          2. Answers to Exam Questions
        7. Suggested Reading and Resources
      13. Chapter 13. Care of the Client with Neoplastic Disorders
        1. American Cancer Society’s Seven Warning Signs of Cancer
        2. The Four Major Categories of Cancer
        3. Risk Factors for Specific Cancers
        4. Cancer Prevention
        5. Major Types of Cancer
          1. Colorectal Cancer
          2. Lung Cancer
          3. Prostate Cancer
          4. Breast Cancer
          5. Other Major Cancers
        6. General Interventions for Clients with Cancer
          1. Radiation
          2. Chemotherapy
          3. Total Parenteral Nutrition
        7. Neoplastic-Associated Disorders and Emergencies
        8. Bone Marrow and Peripheral Stem Cell Transplantation
          1. Types of Transplants
          2. Nursing Care After Transplantation
        9. Key Concepts
          1. Key Terms
          2. Diagnostic Tests
          3. Pharmacologic Agents Used in the Care of the Client with Specific Neoplastic Disorders
        10. Apply Your Knowledge
          1. Exam Questions
          2. Answers to Exam Questions
        11. Suggested Reading and Resources
      14. Chapter 14. Care of the Client with Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders
        1. Fractures
          1. Major Fracture Sites
          2. General Treatment for Fractures
          3. Common Complications Associated with Fractures
        2. Osteoporosis
        3. Osteoarthritis
          1. Diagnosis of Osteoarthritis
          2. Treatment of the Client with Osteoarthritis
        4. Fibromyalgia
        5. Ankylosing Spondylitis
        6. Gout
        7. Rheumatoid Arthritis
        8. Lupus Erythematosus
        9. Musculoskeletal Surgical Procedures
          1. Fractured Hip and Hip Replacement
          2. Total Knee Replacement
          3. Amputations
        10. Key Concepts
          1. Key Terms
          2. Diagnostics
          3. Pharmacologic Agents Used in Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders
        11. Apply Your Knowledge
          1. Exam Questions
          2. Answers to Exam Questions
        12. Suggested Reading and Resources
      15. Chapter 15. Care of the Childbearing Client and the Neonatal Client
        1. Prenatal Care
          1. Signs of Pregnancy
          2. Prenatal Diet and Weight Maintenance
          3. Measuring Fetal Heart Tones
          4. Measuring Fundal Height
          5. Prelabor Testing
        2. Intrapartal Care
          1. Stages of Labor
          2. Important Terms You Should Know
        3. Complications Associated with Pregnancy
          1. Cardiac Disease During Pregnancy
          2. Diabetes in Pregnancy
          3. Preeclampsia
          4. Ectopic Pregnancy
          5. Hydatidiform Mole
          6. Incompetent Cervix
          7. Types of Abortions
          8. Placenta Previa
          9. Abruptio Placenta
        4. Complications Associated with Labor and Delivery
          1. Fetal Malpresentation
          2. Post-term Labor and Birth
          3. Precipitate Delivery
          4. Cord Prolapse
          5. Cesarean Birth
          6. Assisted Birth
          7. Fetal Monitoring
        5. Pharmacologic Management of Labor
        6. Postpartum Care
        7. Newborn Care
          1. Terms Associated with the Normal Newborn
          2. Rh Incompatibility
        8. Women’s Health Issues
          1. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
          2. Menopause
          3. Maternal Infections
          4. Methods of Contraception
        9. Key Concepts
          1. Key Terms
          2. Diagnostic Tests
          3. Pharmacological Agents Used in the Care of the Obstetric Client
        10. Apply Your Knowledge
          1. Exam Questions
          2. Answers to Exam Questions
        11. Suggested Reading and Resources
      16. Chapter 16. Care of the Pediatric Client
        1. Growth and Development
          1. Infant (28 Days to 1 Year)
          2. Toddler (1–3 Years)
          3. Preschooler (3–5 Years)
          4. School Age (6–12 Years)
          5. Adolescence (12–18 Years)
        2. Caring for the Child with Respiratory Disorders
          1. Upper Airway Infections
          2. Lower Airway Infections
          3. Long-Term Respiratory Disorders
          4. Cystic Fibrosis (Mucoviscidosis)
        3. Caring for the Child with Gastrointestinal Disorders
          1. Disorders of Motility
          2. Structural Defects
          3. Obstructive Disorders
          4. Inflammatory and Parasitic Disorders
          5. Malabsorptive/Metabolic Syndromes
          6. Ingestion of Hazardous Substances
        4. Caring for the Child with Cardiovascular Disorders
          1. Congenital Heart Defects
          2. Acquired Heart Disease
        5. Caring for the Child with Genitourinary Disorders
          1. Obstructive Uropathy
          2. External Defects (Hypospadias, Epispadias, Exstrophy of the Bladder)
          3. Hypospadias
          4. Epispadias/Exstrophy of the Bladder
        6. Caring for the Child with Neoplastic Disorders
          1. Leukemia
          2. Wilms’ Tumor (Nephroblastoma)
          3. Retinoblastoma
          4. Neuroblastoma
          5. Osteosarcoma and Ewing’s Sarcoma
          6. Rhabdomyosarcoma
          7. Surviving Childhood Cancer
        7. Caring for the Child with Cerebral Disorders
          1. Intracranial Infections (Encephalitis and Bacterial Meningitis)
          2. Reye’s Syndrome
        8. Caring for the Child with Integumentary Disorders
          1. Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
          2. Scabies
          3. Pediculosis Capitis (Head Lice)
          4. Lyme Disease
          5. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
        9. Caring for the Child with Communicable Disease
        10. Caring for the Child with Musculoskeletal Disorders
          1. Congenital Clubfoot
          2. Developmental Hip Dysplasia
          3. Osteogenesis Imperfecta
          4. Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease (Coxa Plana)
          5. Scoliosis
          6. Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis)
        11. Caring for the Child with Neuromuscular Disorders
          1. Cerebral Palsy
          2. Neural Tube Defects
          3. Spina Bifida
          4. Muscular Dystrophies
        12. Caring for the Abused and Neglected Child
        13. Key Concepts
          1. Key Terms
          2. Diagnostics
          3. Pharmacological Agents Used in the Care of Pediatric Clients
        14. Apply Your Knowledge
          1. Exam Questions
          2. Answers to Exam Questions
        15. Suggested Reading and Resources
      17. Chapter 17. Care of the Client with Psychiatric Disorders
        1. Anxiety-related Disorders
          1. Generalized Anxiety Disorder
          2. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
          3. Dissociative Identity Disorder
          4. Somatoform Disorder
          5. Panic Disorder
          6. Phobic Disorders
          7. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
        2. Personality Disorders
          1. Cluster A
          2. Cluster B
          3. Cluster C
          4. Managing Clients with Personality Disorders
        3. Psychotic Disorders
          1. Schizophrenia
          2. Bipolar Disorders
        4. Substance Abuse
          1. Alcoholism
          2. Chemical Dependence
        5. Psychological Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
          1. Autistic Spectrum Disorder
          2. Conduct Disorder
          3. Oppositional Defiant Disorder
          4. Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
          5. Eating Disorders
        6. Key Concepts
          1. Key Terms
          2. Diagnostics
          3. Pharmacological Agents Used in the Care of the Client with Psychiatric Disorders
        7. Apply Your Knowledge
          1. Exam Questions
          2. Answers to Exam Questions
        8. Suggested Reading and Resources
      18. Chapter 18. Emergency Care
        1. The ABCDs of Emergency Care
          1. Airway
          2. Breathing
          3. Circulation
          4. Deficits
          5. Obtaining Client Information
        2. Trauma
          1. Head Injuries
          2. Chest Injuries
          3. Abdominal Injuries
          4. Documenting and Protecting Forensic Evidence
        3. Poisoning
        4. Poisonous Stings and Bites
        5. Bioterrorism
          1. Chemical and Biological Agents
          2. Nuclear Warfare
          3. Triage Categories for Disaster Victims
        6. Key Concepts
          1. Key Terms
          2. Diagnostics
          3. Pharmacological Agents Commonly Used in ER Treatment
        7. Apply Your Knowledge
          1. Exam Questions
          2. Answers to Exam Questions
        8. Suggested Reading and Resources
      19. Chapter 19. Legal Issues in Nursing Practice
        1. Types of Laws
          1. Statutory Laws/Regulatory Laws
          2. Civil Laws
          3. Criminal Laws
          4. Common Law
        2. Code of Ethical Behavior in Nursing Practice
        3. Legal Theories That Affect Nursing Practice
          1. Negligence
          2. Malpractice
          3. Witnessing Consent for Care
          4. Tort
          5. Assault and Battery
          6. Fraud
        4. Managing Client Care
        5. Key Terms
        6. Apply Your Knowledge
          1. Exam Questions
          2. Answers to Exam Questions
        7. Suggested Reading and Resources
      20. Chapter 20. Cultural Practices Influencing Nursing Care
        1. Cultural Assessment
          1. Understanding Client Beliefs
          2. Working with Clients Who Speak Different Languages
        2. Healthcare of Hispanics/Latinos
          1. Time Considerations
          2. Use of Nonverbal/Verbal Communication
          3. Childbirth and Pain Response
        3. Healthcare of Native Americans and Alaskan Natives
          1. Time Considerations
          2. Use of Nonverbal/Verbal Communication
          3. Childbirth and Pain Response
        4. Healthcare of Asian-Americans
          1. Time Considerations
          2. Use of Nonverbal/Verbal Communication
          3. Childbirth and Pain Response
        5. Healthcare of Arab-Americans
          1. Time Considerations
          2. Use of Nonverbal/Verbal Communication
          3. Childbirth and Pain Response
        6. Nursing Plan Dietary Considerations Across Cultures
        7. Religious Beliefs and Refusal of Care Considerations
        8. Key Terms
        9. Apply Your Knowledge
          1. Exam Questions
          2. Answers to Exam Questions
        10. Suggested Reading and Resources
    15. Part II: Final Review
      1. Fast Facts: The NCLEX PN Exam Prep
      2. Practice Exam I
        1. Fluid and Electrolytes and Acid/Base Balance
        2. Care of the Client with Cardiovascular Disorders
        3. Care of the Client with Endocrine Disorders
        4. Care of the Client with Immunological Disorders
        5. Care of the Childbearing Client and the Neonatal Client
      3. Practice Exam II
        1. Care of the Client with Respiratory Disorders
        2. Care of the Client with Genitourinary Disorders
        3. Care of the Client with Integumentary Disorders
        4. Care of the Client with Sensory Disorders
        5. Care of the Pediatric Client
        6. Care of the Client with Psychiatric Disorders
        7. Emergency Care
      4. Practice Exam III
        1. Care of the Client with Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders
        2. Care of the Client with Gastrointestinal Disorders
        3. Care of the Client with Neoplastic Disorders
        4. Care of the Client with Neurological Disorders
        5. Care of the Client with Hematological Disorders
      5. Practice Exam IV: Management and Alternative Item Exam Questions
        1. Management Questions
        2. Alternative Items
      6. Answers to Practice Exam I
        1. Answers at a Glance to Practice Exam I
        2. Answers with Explanations
          1. Fluid and Electrolytes and Acid/Base Balance
          2. Care of the Client with Cardiovascular Disorders
          3. Care of the Client with Endocrine Disorders
          4. Care of the Client with Immunologic Disorders
          5. Care of the Childbearing Client and the Neonatal Client
      7. Answers to Practice Exam II
        1. Answers at a Glance to Practice Exam II
        2. Answers with Explanations
          1. Care of the Client with Respiratory Disorders
          2. Care of the Client with Genitourinary Disorders
          3. Care of the Client with Integumentary Disorders
          4. Care of the Client with Sensory Disorders
          5. Care of the Pediatric Client
          6. Care of the Client with Psychiatric Disorders
          7. Emergency Care
      8. Answers to Practice Exam III
        1. Answers at a Glance to Practice Exam III
        2. Answers with Explanations
          1. Care of the Client with Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders
          2. Care of the Client with Gastrointestinal Disorders
          3. Care of the Client with Neoplastic Disorders
          4. Care of the Client with Neurological Disorders
          5. Care of the Client with Hematological Disorders
      9. Answers to Practice Exam IV: Management and Alternative Item Exam Questions
        1. Answers to Management Questions
        2. Alternative Item Answers
    16. Part III: Appendixes
      1. Appendix A. Things You Forgot
        1. Therapeutic Drug Levels
        2. Vital Signs
        3. Anticoagulant Therapy
        4. Intrapartal Normal Values
        5. Standard Precautions
          1. Airborne Precautions
          2. Droplet Precautions
          3. Contact Precautions
        6. Revised Life Support Guidelines (American Heart Association)
        7. Defense Mechanisms
        8. Nutrition Notes
        9. Immunization Schedule
      2. Appendix B. Need to Know More?
        1. Pharmacology
        2. Care of the Client with Respiratory Disorders
        3. Care of the Client with Genitourinary Disorders
        4. Care of the Client with Hematological Disorders
        5. Fluid and Electrolytes and Acid/Base Balance
        6. Care of the Client with Burns
        7. Care of the Client with Sensory Disorders
        8. Care of the Client with Neoplastic Disorders
        9. Care of the Client with Gastrointestinal Disorders
        10. Care of the Client with Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorder
        11. Care of the Client with Endocrine Disorders
        12. Care of the Client with Cardiac Disorders
        13. Care of the Client with Neurological Disorders
        14. Care of the Client with Psychiatric Disorders
        15. Maternal-Newborn Care
        16. Care of the Pediatric Client
        17. Cultural Practices Influencing Nursing Care
        18. Legal Issues in Nursing Practice
      3. Appendix C. Calculations
        1. The Apothecary System of Measurement
        2. The Household System of Measurement
        3. Metric Measurements
        4. Test Your Math Skills
        5. Answers
      4. Appendix D. Commonly-Prescribed Medications in the United States
    17. Index
    18. Exam Prep: The NCLEX-PN® Prep Sheet
      1. General Test Information
      2. Cultural and Religious Considerations In Health Care
      3. Tips for Assigning Staff Duties
      4. Legal Issues In Nursing
      5. Pharmacology