This quick-reference pocket guide focuses on difficult skills that LPNs/LVNs must perform accurately and safely to ensure optimal patient outcomes. Coverage includes data collection, physical examination, and patient communication; medication administration; I.V. therapy; wound care; specimen collection; and skills for specific body systems.
Information is presented in a highly organized format with abundant illustrations. Recurring icons include Equipment Challenge (suggestions for troubleshooting equipment), Red Flag (dangers, complications, and contraindications), Best Practice (evidence-based guidelines), and Life Stages (age-related variations).