ISBN: 9780323112550
Page Count: 1248
Imprint: Mosby
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Essentials for Nursing Practice - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 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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ISBN: 9780323112550
Page Count: 1248
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $97.95
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Taking all the expert nursing content and student-friendly features of Potter and Perry’s Fundamentals text and streamlining it into a shorter format, Essentials for Nursing Practice, 8th Edition is the perfect choice to help busy nursing students master all the fundamental nursing principles in less time! This new 8th edition contains the nursing principles, concepts, skills, and easy-to-follow format that nursing students have come to love about Potter and Perry’s Basic Nursing — all updated with the latest information, visuals, and learning features. Plus, this reinvigorated Essentials text is streamlined and re-designed to work better with the rest of your books. It also comes with a wide array of online learning tools (free with book purchase) to help you master the important nursing concepts and skills with ease.

    • The 5-step nursing process provides you with a constant framework for all the clinical chapters.
    • Unique! Improved readability makes it easy to understand key concepts.
    • Care Plans demonstrate the application of the 5-step nursing process to individual patient problems.
    • Companion CD helps you learn and apply textbook content with tutorials, audio glossaries, and video clips highlighting different skills.
    • Audio chapter summaries allow for easy content review, even on the go.
    • English/Spanish audio glossary provides definitions and explanations of key terms.
    • Unique! Video icons direct you to videos of skills on the Evolve website for additional practice.
    • Each skill includes unexpected outcomes and related interventions to alert you to what might go wrong and how to react.
    • Key terms reinforce key points in the text and familiarize you with the language of nursing and health care.
    • Unique! Synthesis in Practice boxes tie case studies to appropriate theory, helping you gain insight into the how? and why? of nursing care.
    • Unique! Evaluation boxes provide you with a follow-up to case studies and help you relate the situation to actual practice.
    • Best Practice boxes relate how research can be applied to everyday practice.
    • Patient Teaching boxes instruct you how to best teach a patient about self-care.
    • Care of the Older Adult boxes highlight changes that occur with aging and how they affect delivery of nursing care.
    • Cultural Focus boxes alert you to care issues unique to people of specific cultural backgrounds.
    • Delegation coverage teaches you to delegate appropriately for comprehensive, safe patient care.
    • Key points summarize the most important information and act as a quick refresher tool.
    • Review questions prepare you for the NCLEX® examination.
    • Critical thinking exercises relate real scenarios to those you will encounter in clinicals and practice.
    • Chapter on evidence-based practice shows how to use research to achieve the best possible outcomes.
    • Chapter on informatics and documentation covers use of key resources and sets standards for understanding and updating the patient record.
    • Unique! Chapter case studies demonstrate how key nursing diagnoses affect specific patients.
    • Addresses the QSEN competencies for quality care and safe practice.
    • Unique! Concept maps make abstract processes clear and concrete.
    • Unique! Safety guidelines focus on safe and effective skills performance.
    • Skills are separated at the end of Clinical chapters to increase readability.

    1. Health and Wellness

    2. The Health Care Delivery System

    3. Community-Based Nursing Practice

    4. Legal Principles in Nursing

    5. Ethics

    6. Evidence-Based Practice  NEW!


    7. Critical Thinking

    8. Nursing Process

    9. Informatics and Documentation

    10. Communication

    11. Patient Education

    12. Managing Patient Care


    13. Infection Prevention and Control 

    14. Vital Signs

    15. Health Assessment and Physical Examination

    16. Administering Medications

    17. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balances


    18. Caring in Nursing Practice

    19. Cultural Diversity

    20. Spiritual Health

    21. Growth and Development

    22. Self-Concept and Sexuality

    23. Family Context in Nursing

    24. Stress and Coping

    25. Loss and Grief


    26. Exercise and Activity

    27. Safety

    28. Hygiene

    29. Oxygenation

    30. Sleep

    31. Pain Management

    32. Nutrition

    33. Urinary Elimination

    34. Bowel Elimination

    35. Immobility

    36. Skin Integrity and Wound Care

    37. Sensory Alterations

    38. Surgical Patient

  • 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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