ISBN: 9780323400060
Page Count: 1392
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Fundamentals of Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 9th 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: 9780323400060
Page Count: 1392
Imprint: Mosby
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It’s your complete guide to nursing — from basic concepts to essential skills! Fundamentals of Nursing, 9th Edition prepares you to succeed as a nurse by providing a solid foundation in critical thinking, evidence-based practice, nursing theory, and safe clinical care in all settings. With illustrated, step-by-step guidelines, this book makes it easy to learn important skills and procedures. Care plans are presented within a nursing process framework, and case studies show how to apply concepts to nursing practice. From an expert author team led by Patricia Potter and Anne Griffin Perry, this bestselling nursing textbook helps you develop the understanding and clinical reasoning you need to provide excellent patient care.

    • 51 skills demonstrations provide illustrated, step-by-step instructions for safe nursing care — and include rationales for each step.
    • 29 procedural guidelines provide streamlined, step-by-step instructions for performing basic skills.
    • UNIQUE! Critical Thinking Models in each clinical chapter show how to apply the nursing process and critical thinking to achieve successful clinical outcomes.
    • Evidence-Based Practice chapter shows how nursing research helps in determining best practices.
    • UNIQUE! Caring for the Cancer Survivor chapter prepares nurses to care for cancer patients who may still face physical and emotional issues.
    • Case studies include unique clinical application questions and exercises, allowing you to practice using care plans and concept maps.
    • The 5-step nursing process provides a consistent framework for care, and is demonstrated in more than 20 care plans.
    • 15 review questions in every chapter test your retention of key concepts, with answers available in the book and on the Evolve companion website.
    • Practical study tools on Evolve include video clips of skills, skills checklists, printable key points, a fluid & electrolytes tutorial, a concept map creator, an audio glossary, and more.
    • UNIQUE! Clear, streamlined writing style makes complex material more approachable.
    • More than 20 concept maps show care planning for clients with multiple nursing diagnoses.
    • Key points and key terms in each chapter summarize important content for more efficient review and study.
    • Unexpected Outcomes and Related Interventions for each skill alert you to potential problems and appropriate nursing actions.
    • Delegation coverage clarifies which tasks can and cannot be delegated.
    • A glossary provides quick access to definitions for all key terms.
    • UPDATED! Patient Safety and Quality chapter describes how quality and safety apply to the nurse, and includes a new skill on fall prevention in healthcare settings.
    • NEW content addresses the Affordable Care Act, patients’ perspectives on hospital care as measured by HCAHPS surveys, health disparities and vulnerable populations, compassion fatigue, pain assessment, patient education techniques like teach-back, new equipment, Healthy People 2020, and more.
    • NEW! Additional alternate-item review questions include at least four alternate-item questions — multiple select, sequencing/priority, delegation, hot-spot images, and fill-in-the blank for medications — for every chapter.
    • Expanded Building Competency boxes help you apply QSEN (Quality & Safety Education for Nurses) competencies to realistic clinical situations.
    • UPDATED! Unique Evidence-Based Practice boxes in every chapter include a PICO question — the Problem, Intervention, Comparison, and Outcome — and summarize a research study along with its application to nursing practice.
    • Over 100 NEW photos clarify procedures and familiarize you with the latest clinical equipment.
  • 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 and Quality
    28. Immobility
    29. Infection Prevention and Infection Control
    30. Vital Signs
    31. Health Assessment and Physical Examination
    32. Medication Administration
    33. Complementary and Alternative Therapies
    Unit 6: Psychosocial Basis for Nursing Practice
    34. Self-Concept
    35. Sexuality
    36. Spiritual Health
    37. The Experience of Loss, Death, and Grief
    38. Stress and Coping
    Unit 7: Physiological Basis for Nursing Practice
    39. Activity and Exercise
    40. Hygiene
    41. Oxygenation
    42. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance
    43. Sleep
    44. Pain Management
    45. Nutrition
    46. Urinary Elimination
    47. Bowel Elimination
    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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