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Study Guide for Fundamentals of Nursing, 8th Edition

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Study Guide for Fundamentals of Nursing, 8th Edition

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Get the most out of your textbook with this helpful study tool! Corresponding to the chapters in Fundamentals of Nursing, 8th Edition, by Patricia Potter et al., this study guide helps you understand key concepts with review questions, exercises, and learning activities. Skills checklists on an Evolve companion website help you learn and master important nursing procedures.

    • Preliminary Readings refer back to related chapters in Fundamentals of Nursing, 8th Edition.

    • Comprehensive Understanding sections help you master the key topics and main ideas in each chapter.

    • Case studies and Critical Thinking Model exercises help you apply what you've learned.

    • Multiple-choice review questions evaluate your understanding of key chapter objectives.
    • Content updates match the new information in Fundamentals of Nursing, 8th Edition.

    • Updated skills performance checklists are now available on the Evolve companion website, and are both interactive and printable.

    Unit 1: Nursing and the Health Care Environment

    1. Nursing Today

    2. The Health Care Delivery System

    3. Community-Based Nursing Practice

    4. Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice

    5. Evidence-Based Practice

    Unit 2: Caring Throughout the Life Span

    6. Health and Wellness

    7. Caring in Nursing Practice

    8. Caring for the Cancer Survivor

    9. Culture and Ethnicity

    10. Caring for Families

    11. Developmental Theories

    12. Conception Through Adolescence

    13. Young to Middle Adult

    14. Older Adult

    Unit 3: Critical Thinking in Nursing Practice

    15. Critical Thinking in Nursing Practice

    16. Nursing Assessment

    17. Nursing Diagnosis

    18. Planning Nursing Care

    19. Implementing Nursing Care

    20. Evaluation

    21. Managing Patient Care

    Unit 4: Professional Standards in Nursing Practice

    22. Ethics and Values

    23. Legal Implications in Nursing Practice

    24. Communication

    25. Patient Education

    26. Documentation and Informatics

    Unit 5: Foundations for Nursing Practice

    27. Patient Safety

    28. Infection Prevention and Infection Control

    29. Vital Signs

    30. Health Assessment and Physical Examination

    31. Medication Administration

    32. Complementary and Alternative Therapies

    Unit 6: Psychosocial Basis for Nursing Practice

    33. Self-Concept

    34. Sexuality

    35. Spiritual Health

    36. The Experience of Loss, Death, and Grief

    37. Stress and Coping

    Unit 7: Physiological Basis for Nursing Practice

    38. Activity and Exercise

    39. Hygiene

    40. Oxygenation

    41. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance

    42. Sleep

    43. Pain Management

    44. Nutrition

    45. Urinary Elimination

    46. Bowel Elimination

    47. Mobility and Immobility

    48. Skin Integrity and Wound Care

    49. Sensory Alterations

    50. Care of Surgical Patients

    Patricia A. Potter, RN, MSN, PhD, FAAN, Director of Research, Patient Care Services
    Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    St. Louis, MO, Anne Griffin Perry, RN, EdD, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Nursing, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL, Patricia Stockert, RN, BSN, MS, PhD, President of the College, Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing, Peoria, IL, Amy Hall, RN, BSN, MS, PhD, CNE, Chair and White Family Endowed Professor of Nursing, Dunigan Family Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Evansville, Evansville, IN and Geralyn Ochs, RN, ACNP-BC, ANP-BC, Assistant Professorof Nursing, Coordinator of the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program, St. Louis University, School of Nursing, St. Louis, MO

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