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cover image - Fundamentals of Nursing - Binder Ready,10th Edition
ISBN: 9780323760430
Imprint: Elsevier
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Fundamentals of Nursing - Binder Ready, 10th Edition

by Patricia A. Potter, RN, PhD, FAAN

Binder Ready

cover image - Fundamentals of Nursing - Binder Ready,10th Edition
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Binder-Ready Edition: This loose-leaf copy of the full text is a convenient, accessible, and customizable alternative to the bound book. With this binder-ready edition, students can personalize the text to match their unique needs!

Learn the concepts and skills you need to provide excellent nursing care! Fundamentals of Nursing, 10th Edition prepares you to succeed as a nurse by providing a solid foundation in critical thinking, clinical reasoning, nursing theory, evidence-based practice, and patient-centered 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 Perry, this bestselling nursing textbook helps you develop the understanding and clinical reasoning you need to succeed in the classroom and in your career.

    • Review questions in every chapter test your retention of key concepts, with answers and rationales in the book and on the Evolve companion website; at least four of these questions are alternate format.
    • UNIQUE! Building Competency boxes summarize QSEN competencies, each with a clinical situation followed by several open-ended questions designed to help you understand and apply these core competencies. 
    • Delegation Considerations clarify which nursing tasks can and cannot be delegated. 
    • Evidence-Based Practice chapter shows how nursing research helps in determining best practices.
    • UPDATED 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 50 nursing skills include illustrated, step-by-step instructions in a two-column format — with rationales for each step.
    • Unexpected Outcomes and Related Interventions for each skill alert you to possible complications and appropriate nursing actions.
    • Over 30 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 make clinical decisions.
    • 50 in-text case studies include clinical application questions and exercises, allowing you to practice using care plans and concept maps.
    • UPDATED 1,100-question test bank includes multiple-choice and alternate item questions at all difficulty levels.
    • Focus on safety and quality in the Patient Safety and Quality chapter shows how these concepts apply to nursing practice, and includes a skill on fall prevention in healthcare settings.
    • Nursing Assessment Questions boxes help you learn to effectively phrase questions for patients.
    • Cultural Aspects of Care boxes summarize cultural considerations and provide practical guidelines on meeting patients’ cultural needs and preferences.
    • Patient Teaching boxes promote effective patient education by first identifying outcomes, then developing strategies on how to teach and evaluate compliance.
    • Focus on Older Adult boxes highlight key aspects of nursing assessment and care of elderly adults.
    • Planning sections help you plan and prioritize comprehensive patient care, with coverage of Goals and Outcomes, Setting Priorities, and Teamwork and Collaboration.
    • Practical study tools on the Evolve companion website include video clips of nursing skills, skills checklists, a fluid & electrolytes tutorial, a concept map creator, printable key points, answers to the questions in the book, an audio glossary, and more.
    • NEW content includes topics such as gun violence, patient safety, the opioid epidemic, and device addiction.
    • NEW! Guidelines for the effective use of health screening cover physical and mental issues across all patient age groups from pediatric to geriatric.
    • NEW! Reflective Learning helps you use clinical reasoning to think about your clinical and simulation experiences.
    • NEW! Reflect Now boxes guide you through a thoughtful consideration of a recent clinical experience. 
    • NEW! Teach Back is incorporated into the Evaluation section in patient teaching boxes, reinforcing this vital communication technique.
    • NEW! Over 100 new photos clarify procedures and familiarize you with the latest clinical equipment.
    • NEW! Caring for Patients with Chronic Illness chapter helps you address the unique health care needs of patients who deal with chronic illness.
    • NEW! Interprofessional collaboration and cooperation receive more emphasis.
    • NEW objectives are clearly and precisely tied to content, making it easier to find relevant information.
  • Unit 1: Nursing and the Health Care Environment
    1. Nursing Today
    2. 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 Patients with Chronic Illness  NEW!
    9. Cultural Competence
    10. Family Dynamics
    11. Developmental Theories
    12. Conception Through Adolescence
    13. Young and Middle Adults
    14. Older Adults
    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. Informatics and Documentation
    Unit 5: Foundations for Nursing Practice
    27. Patient Safety and Quality
    28. Infection Prevention and Control
    29. Vital Signs
    30. Health Assessment and Physical Examination
    31. Medication Administration
    32. Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Therapies
    Unit 6: Psychosocial Basis for Nursing Practice
    33. Self-Concept
    34. Sexuality
    35. Spiritual Health
    36. Loss and Grief
    37. Stress and Coping
    Unit 7: Physiological Basis for Nursing Practice
    38. Activity and Exercise
    39. Immobility
    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. Perioperative Nursing Care
  • Patricia A. Potter, RN, PhD, FAAN, Director of Research,Patient Care Services,Barnes-Jewish Hospital,St. Louis, Missouri
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