Silvestri: Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination 5th Edition with CD

There is a reason Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination has been called "the best NCLEX exam review book ever." You'll find everything you need to review for the NCLEX exam under one cover - complete content review and over 4,500 NCLEX examination-style questions in the book and on the free companion CD! Don't make the mistake of assuming the quality of the questions is the same in all NCLEX exam review books, because only Silvestri's Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination includes the kind of questions that consistently test the critical thinking skills necessary to pass today's NCLEX exam. And, what's even better is that ALL answers include detailed rationales to help you learn from your answer choices, as well as test-taking strategies that provide tips for how to best approach each question. It's easy to see why Silvestri is The book of choice for NCLEX examination review. But don't just take our word for it - read any customer review or ask your classmates to see why Silvestri users believe that there's nothing else like it!

Key Features
  • Each question includes the correct answer, a complete rationale for all responses, and a test-taking strategy to help you develop techniques for locating the correct response.
  • Each question includes a page reference to an Elsevier textbook to allow for further research and study.
  • All alternate item-format questions are included, with multiple response, prioritizing, fill-in-the-blank, figure/illustration, chart/exhibit, and audio questions to prepare you for the wide variety of question types on the NCLEX-RN examination.
  • Organization by nursing content area provides a logical, effective review to use throughout your nursing program.
  • Pyramid Terms define key terms at the beginning of each major unit or chapter.
  • Pyramid Points within each chapter highlight content that is important in preparing for the NCLEX-RN examination.
  • Pyramid to Success sections provide an overview of major units or chapters and specific content related to the latest NCLEX-RN examination test plan.
  • Pharmacology is emphasized with 13 pharmacology chapters, a medication and intravenous calculation chapter, and a pediatric medication calculation chapter to reflect this priority content on the NCLEX exam.
  • Introductory chapters cover preparation for the NCLEX-RN exam, test-taking strategies, the NCLEX-RN exam from a student's perspective, and transitional issues for the foreign-educated nurse.
  • A comprehensive exam consists of 265 questions that cover all content areas in the book and mirror the percentages identified in the NCLEX-RN examination test plan.
  • A companion CD allows practice in quiz, study, or exam modes, with questions selected from content area, integrated process, category of client need, or alternate item-format type.

New to this edition
  • Completely updated content is based on the new NCLEX-RN examination test plan, effective April 2010.
  • A total of 4,500 questions ensure that you're thoroughly prepared for the content covered on the NCLEX-RN Exam.
  • New chapter on physical assessment highlights the key components of physical examination and health history often encountered on the NCLEX exam.
  • Audio and video questions on the companion CD provide experience with these new types of questions before the exam.
  • Unique! Audio review summaries included on the CD cover the three core areas of pharmacology, fluids and electrolytes, and acid-base balance.
  • Expanded coverage of prioritization, delegation, and nursing leadership and management provides critical information for these growing areas of nursing.
  • Unique! Priority Nursing Actions boxes outline and explain clinical emergent situations requiring immediate action, including detailed rationales and textbook references to help strengthen your prioritizing skills in clinical and testing situations.
  • Pyramid Alert boxes highlight important nursing concepts to help you focus on the content that is most frequently tested on the NCLEX examination.
  • Automatic software updates on CD make it easy to check for changes and updates throughout the life of the edition.

About the Author
Linda Anne Silvestri, RN, MSN, PhD, Instructor of Nursing, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI; President, Nursing Reviews, Inc. and Professional Nursing Seminars, Inc., Charlestown, RI.

Unit I: NCLEX-RN Exam Preparation
  • 1. The NCLEX-RN Examination
  • 2. Preparation for the NCLEX-RN Exam: Transitional Issues for the Foreign-Educated Nurse
  • 3. Pathways to Success
  • 4. The NCLEX-RN Examination: From a Graduate's Perspective
  • 5. Test-Taking Strategies
Unit II: Issues in Nursing
  • 6. Cultural Diversity and Health Practices
  • 7. Ethical and Legal Issues
  • 8. Leadership, Delegating, and Prioritizing Client Care
Unit III: Nursing Sciences
  • 9. Fluids and Electrolytes
  • 10. Acid-Base Balance
  • 11. Laboratory Values
  • 12. Nutrition
  • 13. Parenteral Nutrition
  • 14. Intravenous Therapy
  • 15. Administration of Blood Products
Unit IV: Fundamental Skills
  • 16. Provisions of a Safe Environment
  • 17. Administration of Medication and Intravenous Solutions
  • 18. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Guidelines for Healthcare Providers
  • 19. Perioperative Nursing Care
  • 20. Positioning Clients
  • 21. Care of a Client with a Tube
Unit V: Maternity Nursing
  • 22. Female Reproductive System
  • 23. Obstetrical Assessment
  • 24. Prenatal Period
  • 25. Risk Conditions Related to Pregnancy
  • 26. Labor and Delivery
  • 27. Problems with Labor and Delivery
  • 28. The Postpartum Period
  • 29. Postpartum Complications
  • 30. Care of the Newborn
  • 31. Maternity and Newborn Medications
Unit VI: Growth and Development Across the Life Span
  • 32. Theories of Growth and Development
  • 33. Developmental Stages
  • 34. Health and Physical Assessment of the Adult Client
  • 35. Care of the Older Client
Unit VII: Pediatric Nursing
  • 36. Neurological, Cognitive, and Psychosocial Disorders
  • 37. Eye, Ear, and Throat Disorders
  • 38. Respiratory Disorders
  • 39. Cardiovascular Disorders
  • 40. Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • 41. Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders
  • 42. Renal and Urinary Disorders
  • 43. Integumentary Disorders
  • 44. Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • 45. Hematological Disorders
  • 46. Oncological Disorders
  • 47. Acquired Immunodefiency Syndrome
  • 48. Infectious and Communicable Diseases
  • 49. Pediatric Medication Administration and Calculations
Unit VIII: The Adult Client with an Integumentary Disorder
  • 50. Integumentary System
  • 51. Integumentary Medications
Unit IX: The Adult Client with an Oncological Disorder
  • 52. Oncological Disorders
  • 53. Antineoplastic Medications
Unit X: The Adult Client with an Endocrine Disorder
  • 54. Endocrine System
  • 55. Endocrine Medications
Unit XI: The Adult Client with a Gastrointestinal Disorder
  • 56. Gastrointestinal System
  • 57. Gastrointestinal Medications
Unit XII: The Adult Client with a Respiratory Disorder
  • 58. Respiratory System
  • 59. Respiratory Medications
Unit XIII: The Adult Client with a Cardiovascular Disorder
  • 60. Cardiovascular Disorders
  • 61. Cardiovascular Medications
Unit XIV: The Adult Client with a Renal System Disorder
  • 62. Renal System
  • 63. Renal Medications
Unit XV: The Adult Client with an Eye or Ear Disorder
  • 64. The Eye and the Ear
  • 65. Ophthalmic and Otic Medications
Unit XVI: The Adult Client with a Neurological Disorder
  • 66. Neurological System
  • 67. Neurological Medications
Unit XVII: The Adult Client with a Musculoskeletal Disorder
  • 68. Musculoskeletal System
  • 69. Musculoskeletal Medications
Unit XVIII: The Adult Client with an Immune Disorder
  • 70. Immune Disorders
  • 71. Immunologic Medications
Unit XIX: The Adult Client with a Mental Health Disorder
  • 72. Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
  • 73. Models of Care
  • 74. Mental Health Disorders
  • 75. Addictions
  • 76. Crisis Theory and Intervention
  • 77. Psychiatric Medications
Unit XX: Comprehensive Test

Product Details
  • Paperback: 1184 pages
  • Publisher: Saunders; 5 edition (October 12, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1437708250
  • ISBN-13: 978-1437708257 
List Price: $58.95

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