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Author: Barbara J Irwin; Judith A Burckhardt; Kaplan Publishing.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Kaplan Pub., ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : CD for computer   Computer File : English : 2013-2014 edView all editions and formats
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This book is a focused, up-to-date strategic guide to help you prepare for the challenging NCLEX-RN exam-now with online practice test. To become a registered nurse in the United States, nursing school graduates must pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). It is a computer-adaptive test with between 75 and 265 questions that can take up to 6 hours. Each year, around 200,000  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Examinations, questions, etc
Study guides
Examination Questions
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara J Irwin; Judith A Burckhardt; Kaplan Publishing.
ISBN: 9781609788919 : 1609788915
OCLC Number: 800034238
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 534 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 CD-ROM (sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents: NCLEX-RN Exam Overview And Test-Taking Strategies. Overview of the NCLEX-RN exam --
What is the NCLEX-RN exam? --
Content of the NCLEX-RN exam --
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 test questions --
Multiple-choice test questions --
Critical thinking strategies --
Reword the question --
Eliminate incorrect answer choices --
Don't predict answers --
Recognizing expected outcomes --
Read answer choices to obtain clues --
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. --NCLEX-RN Exam Content Review And Practice. Safe and effective care environment: management of care --
Advance directives --
Advocacy --
Case management --
Client rights --
Collaboration with interdisciplinary teams --
Concepts of management --
Confidentiality/information security --
Consultation --
Continuity of care --
Delegation --
Establishing priorities --
Ethical practice --
Information technology --
Informed consent --
Legal rights and responsibilities --
Performance improvement (quality improvement) --
Referrals --
Supervision --
Chapter Quiz Answers and explanations --
Safe and effective care environment: safety and infection control: Safety background --
Infection control background --
Accident/injury prevention --
Emergency response plan --
Ergonomic principles --
Error prevention --
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 answers and explanations --
Health promotion and maintenance: --
Aging process --
Ante/intra/postpartum and newborn care --
Developmental stages and transitions --
Health and wellness --
Health promotion/disease prevention --
Health screening --
High-risk behaviors --
Lifestyle choices --
Principles of teaching/learning --
Self-care --
Techniques of physical assessment --
Chapter quiz answers and explanations --
Psychosocial integrity --
Abuse/neglect --
Behavioral interventions --
Chemical and other dependencies --
Coping mechanisms --
Crisis intervention --
Cultural diversity --
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 communications --
Therapeutic environment --
Nursing process and psychosocial integrity --
Chapter quiz answers and explanations --
Physiological integrity: basic care and comfort --
Assistive devices --
Elimination --
Mobility/immobility --
Non-pharmacological comfort interventions --
Nutrition and oral hydration --
Personal hygiene --
Rest and sleep --
Chapter quiz answers and explanations --
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 answers and explanations --
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 answers and explanations --
Physiological integrity: physiological adaption --
Alterations in body systems --
Fluid and electrolyte imbalances --
Hemodynamics --
Illness management --
Medical emergencies --
Pathophysiology --
Unexpected response to therapies --
Chapter quiz answers and explanations. --
Practice Test. Practice test --
Your practice test scores --
Answer key --
Practice test answers and explanations. --
Licensure Process. Application, registration, and scheduling: --
How to apply for the NCLEX-RN exam --
Taking the exam --
Taking the test more than once --
You are not alone --
How to interpret unsuccessful test results --
Should you test again? --
How should you begin? --
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 to sample questions --
Language --
Kaplan programs for international Nurses. --
NCLEX-RN Exam Resources --
Chart of critical thinking paths --
Nursing terminology --
Common medical abbreviations --State licensing requirements --
Pearson professional centers offering the NCLEX-RN examinations.
Other Titles: Kaplan NCLEX-RN, strategies, practice, and review
National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses
Responsibility: Barbara J. Irwin, Judith A. Burckhardt.

Abstract:

This book is a focused, up-to-date strategic guide to help you prepare for the challenging NCLEX-RN exam-now with online practice test. To become a registered nurse in the United States, nursing school graduates must pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). It is a computer-adaptive test with between 75 and 265 questions that can take up to 6 hours. Each year, around 200,000 nursing students take this exam. Strategies play an important role in passing the NCLEX-RN, which is a critical thinking test requiring students to go beyond simply recognizing facts. In this guide, test-takers will have access to the most effective methods available to guarantee a passing score. This book combines its strategy guide with a comprehensive review designed to meet the challenges of this rigorous exam, including: 2 practice tests (one in the book and the second both on the CD-ROM and online); Detailed answer explanations; In-depth analysis of NCLEX-RN question types; Review of alternate question types; 47-item sample of Kaplan's NCLEX-RN Question Bank online; Features more of the most challenging questions and a bold, user-friendly design.

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