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Author Irwin, Barbara J.
Title NCLEX-RN : strategies, practice, and review / Barbara J. Irwin, Judith A. Burckhardt.
Imprint New York, N.Y. : Kaplan Pub., [2013]
Edition 2013-2014 edition.

Author Irwin, Barbara J.
Subject Nursing -- Examinations, questions, etc.
Nursing -- Examinations -- Study guides.
National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses -- Study guides.
Nurses -- Licenses -- United States -- Examinations -- Study guides.
Alt Name Burckhardt, Judith A.
Kaplan Publishing.
Add Title NCLEX-RN
Kaplan NCLEX-RN, strategies, practice, and review
National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses
Description xvii, 534 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 CD-ROM (sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.)
4 3/4 in.
Edition 2013-2014 edition.
Note Includes index.
Summary 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.
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.
ISBN 9781609788919 (pbk.) : $34.99
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OCLC # 800034238