Universally respected, the authoritative "Lippincott Manual" (sometimes called just the "Lippincott") continues to be the most comprehensive reference 'tool kit' that practicing nurses and nursing students turn to for essential nursing knowledge and up-to-date information on patient care. "LMNP" is widely used as a procedure manual for many healthcare institutions (contains 109 Nursing Procedure Guidelines) and is widely regarded as the Gold Standard for nursing practice in the courtroom. Organized into five major parts, "LMNP" presents a comprehensive reference for all types of core nursing care: Part 1 - Nursing Process & Practice; Part 2 - Medical-Surgical Nursing; Part 3 - Maternity & Neonatal Nursing; Part 4 - Pediatric Nursing; and, Part 5 - Psychiatric Nursing. Official Guidelines that shape practice are incorporated and include those from the National Institutes of Health, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, American Nurses Association, Joint Commission, AWHONN, and others. Plentiful additional resources as well as Web sites are included.