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Essentials of Nursing Care: Health Differences


• Premier Product - Online access for this course is 24 weeks. After you purchase a Premier course, you will receive your online ID and password via email within two business days. • Academic Support (Available for Premier Product Only) - If you purchase the additional Academic Support for this course you will receive 24 weeks of support. The Essentials of Nursing Care: Health Differences measures knowledge and understanding of the needs of patients of various age groups and the nursing care associated with them. You will be expected to determine nursing care and nursing actions common to patients through the life cycle. The exam requires knowledge in the following areas: • Technical vocabulary • Anatomy and physiology • Microbiology • Emotional and physical development Topics include: Nutrition • Basic Concepts o Principles related to normal nutrition o Components of normal nutrition o Factors influencing the patient’s nutrition • Nursing Process Elimination • Basic Concepts o Principles related to normal elimination o Factors influencing the patient’s intestinal and urinary elimination o Common disturbances of intestinal elimination o Common disturbances of urinary elimination • Nursing Process Oxygenation • Basic Concepts o Principles related to normal oxygenation o Factors influencing the patient’s oxygenation o Common disturbances • Nursing Process Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalance • Basic Concepts o Principles related to normal fluid and electrolyte balance o Factors influencing the patient’s fluid and electrolyte balance o Common disturbances of fluid balance o Common disturbances of electrolyte balance • Nursing Process Activity/Mobility • Basic Concepts o Principles relating to mobility o Factors influencing the patient's activity/mobility o Common disturbances related to immobility • Nursing Process Sleep • Basic Concepts o Principles related to sleep o Factors influencing the patient’s rest and sleep o Common disturbances in sleep • Nursing Process The material contained in this course is directly related to the following textbooks: Fundamentals of Nursing, eighth edition, by Barbara Kozier, Glenora Erb, Audrey Berman, and Shirlee J. Snyder (Prentice Hall/Pearson Education, Inc., 2008) along with a secondary text on nutrition called Nutritional Care, fifth edition, by Mary Courtney Moore (Mosby–Year Book, Inc., 2005). For those who wish to do further reading, you may want to consider the following additional textbooks: • Ladwig and Ackley’s Mosby’s Guide to Nursing Diagnosis (Mosby) • Hockenberry and Winkelstein’s Wong’s Essentials of Pediatric Nursing (Mosby) • Kee and McCuistion’s Pharmacology (Elsevier) • Monahan et al.’s Phipps’ Medical-Surgical Nursing (Mosby) • Schlenker and Long’s Williams’ Essentials of Nutrition and Diet Therapy (Mosby) (Taken from “Excelsior College Examination Content Guide for Essentials of Nursing Care: Health Differences,” Excelsior College Examinations, ©2009, Excelsior College, Albany, New York) *Important - Please be sure to order the correct required textbook(s) for the type of product that you would like (Traditional, Advanced or Premier) The required textbook(s) for the Advanced and Premier Course are listed below. • Fundamentals of Nursing 9th Pearson 9780138024611 • Wong’s Essentials of Pediatric Nursing 9th Elsevier ISBN 9780323083430 • Pharmacology 8th Elsevier Saunders ISBN 9781455751488 • Williams' Essentials of Nutrition & Diet Therapy 10th edition ISBN 9780323068604 Mosby Elsevier ISBN 9780323052658 • Mosby’s Guide to Nursing Diagnosis 4th Mosby ISBN 9780323089203

The required textbook(s) for the Traditional course are listed below.

  • Fundamentals of Nursing Concepts, Process and Practice   
      9th by Barbara Kozier, Glenora Erb, Audrey Berman and Shirlee Snyder - Prentice Hall,
        
    ISBN 9780138024611
  • Pocket Guide to Nutritional Assessment and Care   
      6th by Mary Courtney Moore - Mosby/Elsevier,
        
    ISBN 9780323052658