Fundamentals of Nursing, 3rd Edition
Build a solid foundation in the knowledge and skills you need to succeed as a nurse! Designed specifically for today’s students, Fundamentals of Nursing, 3rd Edition takes a fresh, conversational approach that is friendlier than typical books on nursing fundamentals. To make understanding easier, the book introduces basic information first and then follows with progressively more nuanced and complex nursing concepts. Practical exercises provide a unique kind of active learning, allowing you to apply concepts to actual patient care. Even care planning is different, as authors Barbara L. Yoost and Lynne R. Crawford are pioneers of conceptual care mapping — a visual, holistic way of making clinical judgments and planning patient care. Essentially, this text offers an easier, fundamentally different way to learn the nursing profession!
- UNIQUE! Building-block approach uses review questions and exam questions tied to learning objectives, starting at lower Bloom's taxonomy levels in the early chapters and building to more complex levels as you acquire more knowledge.
- UNIQUE! Warm, friendly writing style introduces concepts and terms more slowly, giving you time to practice, think critically, and gain mastery.
- Case studies open each chapter with real-world scenarios, helping you build analytical, critical thinking, and clinical judgment skills.
- Coverage of complementary therapies is integrated throughout the text, reflecting changes to the NCLEX® exam.
- Emphasis on assignment and delegation describes the differences between the two skills, and how and when they are appropriate for an RN.
- UNIQUE! Objective-driven approach presents clearly defined, numbered learning objectives that coordinate with all content and then wrap up with Objective Summaries.
- UNIQUE! Active learning activities help you apply chapter content to broader nursing concepts and realistic patient scenarios.
- UNIQUE! Conceptual care mapping is used throughout the text in conjunction with the Conceptual Care Map creator to help you develop clinical judgment and plans of care.
- Boxed features cover the areas of interprofessional collaboration and delegation, ethical and legal practice, patient education and healthy literacy, health assessment questions, diversity considerations, evidence-based practice and informatics, home care considerations, QSEN, and safe practice alerts.
- NEW! Clinical Judgment in Nursing chapter introduces the concept of clinical judgment and the six NCSBN Clinical Judgment Measurement Model Skills.
- NEW! Clinical judgment steps are integrated within the nursing process.
Chapter 01: Nursing, Theory, and Professional Practice
Chapter 02: Values, Beliefs, and Caring
Chapter 03: Communication
Chapter 04: Clinical Judgment in Nursing (NEW!)
Chapter 05: Introduction to the Nursing Process
Chapter 06: Assessment
Chapter 07: Data Analysis/Nursing Diagnosis
Chapter 08: Planning
Chapter 09: Implementation and Evaluation
Chapter 10: Documentation, Electronic Health Records, and Reporting
Chapter 11: Ethical and Legal Considerations
Chapter 12: Leadership and Management
Chapter 13: Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research
Chapter 14: Health Literacy and Patient Education
Chapter 15: Nursing Informatics
Chapter 16: Health and Wellness
Chapter 17: Human Development: Conception Through Adolescence
Chapter 18: Human Development: Young Adult Through Older Adult
Chapter 19: Vital Signs
Chapter 20: Health History and Physical Assessment
Chapter 21: Ethnicity and Cultural Assessment
Chapter 22: Spiritual Health
Chapter 23: Public Health, Community-Based, and Home Health Care
Chapter 24: Human Sexuality
Chapter 25: Safety
Chapter 26: Asepsis and Infection control
Chapter 27: Hygiene and Personal Care
Chapter 28: Activity, Immobility, and Safe Movement
Chapter 29: Skin Integrity and Wound Care
Chapter 30: Nutrition
Chapter 31: Cognitive and Sensory Alterations
Chapter 32: Stress and Coping
Chapter 33: Sleep
Chapter 34: Diagnostic Testing
Chapter 35: Medication Administration
Chapter 36: Pain Management
Chapter 37: Perioperative Nursing Care
Chapter 38: Oxygenation and Tissue Perfusion
Chapter 39: Fluid, Electrolytes, and Acid-Base Balance
Chapter 40: Bowel Elimination
Chapter 41: Urinary Elimination
Chapter 42: Death and Loss
Barbara L Yoost, MSN, RN, CNE, ANEF and Lynne R Crawford, MSN, MBA, RN, CNE