The thoroughly updated Ninth Edition of this best-selling LPN/LVN text reflects the latest equipment and health care trends. New to this edition are a chapter on disaster nursing, end-of-unit review sections, new full-color skills photographs and illustrations, and exciting full-color ancillaries. Over 25 care plans are included, with new plans addressing Alzheimer's disease, cancer, diabetes mellitus, and more. "Stop! Think! Respond!" boxes in every chapter require students to respond quickly to practical scenarios. Nursing care is covered across the continuum, preparing students to practice in any setting. The LiveAdvise online tutoring and course assistance for students, powered by Smarthinking, is available when you adopt this textbook.