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ISBN: 9780323091916
Page Count: 1392
Imprint: Mosby
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Fundamentals of Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 8th Edition

by Patricia A. Potter, RN, MSN, PhD, FAAN, Anne Griffin Perry, RN, EdD, FAAN, Patricia Stockert, RN, BSN, MS, PhD and Amy Hall, RN, BSN, MS, PhD, CNE
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cover image - Fundamentals of Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,8th Edition
ISBN: 9780323091916
Page Count: 1392
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $109.00
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Learn fundamental nursing principles, concepts, and skills with ease! Fundamentals of Nursing, 8th Edition includes accurate, cutting-edge content, active learning strategies, and the latest evidence-based research to help you excel in your classes and prepare for success in today's competitive nursing field. An expert author team led by Patricia Potter and Anne Griffin Perry provides a trusted, comprehensive resource, thoroughly reviewed by nursing experts and peers to ensure the most accurate content. With practical, fully integrated study support, this edition makes it easier than ever to build the understanding and clinical reasoning essential to providing excellent patient care.

    • UNIQUE! Clear, streamlined writing style makes complex material more approachable.
    • UNIQUE! Critical Thinking Models in each clinical chapter show you how to apply the nursing process for successful clinical outcomes.
    • The 5-step nursing process provides a consistent framework for clinical practice.
    • More than 55 skills demonstrations guide you through each step for administering safe nursing care.
    • More than 20 Procedural Guidelines clearly outline basic skill instructions.
    • Unexpected Outcomes and Related Interventions for each skill alert you to potential problems and appropriate actions.
    • Planning sections on Goals and Outcomes, Setting Priorities, and Teamwork and Collaboration help you plan and prioritize care.
    • Implementation sections detail care guidelines for health promotion, acute care, and continuing care across all practice settings.
    • Delegation coverage clarifies which skills can or cannot be delegated.
    • Safe Patient Handling Guidelines help you ensure compliance with patient safety regulations.
    • More than 25 Care Plans help you understand how to apply the 5-step nursing process to address individual patient problems.
    • Patient Teaching boxes help you develop and implement successful strategies for patient education.
    • Nursing Assessment Questions boxes help you phrase questions for more effective patient communication.
    • Cultural Aspect of Care boxes provide practical guidelines for managing patients' cultural needs and preferences.
    • Focus on Older Adult boxes highlight key aspects of nursing assessment and care for this growing population.
    • Key Points summarize important content for more efficient study.
    • Key terms at the beginning of each chapter include convenient page references to complete definitions.
    • More than 25 Concept Maps illustrate care planning for clients with multiple nursing diagnoses.
    • NOC outcomes, NIC interventions, and the latest NANDA diagnoses incorporated into Care Plans reflect national care standards you'll encounter in practice.
    • UNIQUE! Caring for the Cancer Survivor chapter prepares you for the special challenges involved in caring for cancer survivors who still face physical and emotional effects of the illness and its treatment.
    • Engaging study tools on the Evolve companion website reinforce your understanding with convenient access to skills video clips, skills checklists, chapter audio summaries, answers to practice questions, a calculations tutorial, a searchable audio glossary, a Spanish/English glossary, and more.
    • NEW and UNIQUE! Building Competency boxes help you apply QSEN (Quality & Safety Education for Nurses) competencies to realistic clinical situations.
    • NEW and UNIQUE! Expanded Evidence-Based Practice boxes highlight the importance of current clinical research in daily practice.
    • NEW! Case studies in all clinical chapters allow you to practice using care plans and concept maps to perform clinical application exercises.
    • NEW and UNIQUE! Clinical Application questions test your understanding of clinical practices.
    • NEW! Skill guidelines for blood glucose monitoring help you ensure accurate readings when performing this common skill.
    • NEW! Content on violence, genetics/genomics, compassion fatigue, bullying, and the accreditation process addresses current concerns in nursing practice.
    • NEW! More than 725 review questions test your retention of key chapter concepts.
    • NEW! Three comprehensive fundamentals practice exams and a calculations tutorial on the companion Evolve website help you assess your understanding.
    • More than 100 NEW photos clarify procedures and familiarize you with the latest clinical equipment.
    • NEW! Glossary provides quick, convenient access to definitions for all key terms.

  • 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 and Amy Hall, RN, BSN, MS, PhD, CNE, Professor and Dean, School of Nursing, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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