Intended for LPN/LVN nursing students, this nursing text covers the fundamentals: basic concepts and skills. It combines both narrative and practical "how to" procedures. Throughout, the book emphasizes holistic care, family, and patient teaching. Nursing skills emphasize safety, scientific rationale, and nurse accountability. The text is organized into five units; it begins by introducing the roles and responsibilities of a nurse and goes on to present concepts and nursing skills which apply to individuals with various needs throughout the health continuum. Also available are a study guide, a printed testbank, and an instructor's manual with performance checklists.