ISBN: 9781455735310
Page Count: 1424
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $132.00

Fundamentals of Nursing - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 3rd Edition

by Helen Harkreader, PhD, RN, Mary Ann Hogan, RN, MSN and Marshelle Thobaben, MS, RN, PHN, APNP, FNP
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ISBN: 9781455735310
Page Count: 1424
Imprint: Saunders
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This is a Pageburst digital textbook; The new edition of Fundamentals of Nursing gives you complete coverage of the nursing principles, concepts, and skills that form the foundation of a solid nursing education. This engaging text features streamlined procedures that focus on the essential information you need to know to provide safe and effective care. Each clinical chapter begins with a case study and an overview of key nursing diagnoses, and then assessment, planning, interventions, and evaluation are presented within the context of that case study and those key diagnoses. A new Companion CD provides a variety of activities and review questions to help you master important concepts.

    • Key nursing diagnoses are introduced at the beginning of each clinical chapter and serve as the focus for assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
    • Nursing Process Framework for all clinical chapters provides a consistent, logical organization for nursing care.
    • Case studies introduce a patient in each clinical chapter and revisit that patient's case throughout the chapter, using it as an example in the nursing care plan.
    • Streamlined procedures help you focus on the most essential information for providing safe care - including key steps with rationales, Time to Allow estimates, delegation considerations, equipment needed, safety issues, and home care and age-related considerations as appropriate.
    • Cross-Cultural Care boxes, based on the client in the case study, include important cultural background information to help you provide culturally sensitive care.
    • Nursing Care Plans boxes, tied to the chapter case study, include NANDA diagnoses, NOC Expected Outcomes with indicators, NIC Interventions with selected activities and critical thinking questions.
    • Comprehensive coverage includes topics not usually covered in other fundamentals texts, such as Vulnerability, The Caregiver Role, The Client with Functional Limitations, and Anxiety.
    • A Patient's Perspective boxes give you a glimpse into the client's perception of the experience of illness.
    • Considering the Alternatives boxes provide an overview of alternative and complementary therapies that you might explore with your clients, including advantages and potential risks for each.
    • Action Alerts highlight situations that require immediate nursing action.
    • Clustering Data to Make a Nursing Diagnosis tables present brief patient scenarios and illustrate how to develop appropriate nursing diagnoses.
    • Decision Trees show you how to work through decisions when differentiating between closely related nursing diagnoses.
    • Teaching for Wellness and Teaching for Self-Care boxes summarize health-promotion and health-restoration teaching in client-oriented language so you can easily communicate key points to your clients.
    • Clinical chapters are grouped into units that correspond with Gordon's functional health patterns.
    • Companion CD packaged FREE with the book includes student activities, NCLEX® examination-style review questions, an audio glossary, interactive Body Spectrum anatomy and physiology program, and skills video clips.
    • NCLEX® examination-style review questions at the end of each chapter help you assess your knowledge of the material.
    • Evidence-Based Practice boxes highlight research findings and applications for specific clinical problems so you can clearly see how research affects practice.
    • Safety Issues added to appropriate skills reflect JCAHO's increased focus on safe patient care and prepare students for safe practice.
    • An expanded unit on Growth & Development includes broader coverage of the older adult to help you understand the unique needs of older clients.
    • Older Adults boxes emphasize important information necessary for providing appropriate care to this growing patient population.
    • Case studies include photographs of patients to help bring these clinical situations to life.
    • Icons in selected skills in the text direct you to the new Evolve® resources or CD Companion, where you can watch relatedvideo clips from Mosby's Nursing Skills Videos.
    • Skills in the text that are supported by the Nursing Skills Online interactive course direct you to the appropriate NSO lesson number, connecting your textbook to online review and evaluation.
  • UNIT 1 The Social Context of Nursing

    1. The Nursing Profession

    2. The Legal and Ethical Context of Practice

    3. The Cultural Context of Practice

    4. The Health Care Delivery System

    UNIT 2 A Framework for Nursing Practice

    5. Caring and Clinical Judgment

    6. Client Assessment

    7. Assessing Vital Signs

    8. Physical Assessment

    9. Making a Nursing Diagnosis

    10. Planning, Intervening and Evaluating Care

    11. Documenting Care

    UNIT 3 The Tools of Practice

    12. The Nurse-Client Relationship

    13. Client Teaching

    14. Managing Client Care

    15. Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research

    UNIT 4 The Well Client Across the Life Span

    16. Infancy Through School-Age

    17. Adolescents and Young Adults

    18. Middle and Older Adult New!!

    UNIT 5 Health Perception – Health Management Pattern

    19. Health Perception

    20. Health Maintenance: Lifestyle Management

    21. Health Maintenance: Medication Management

    22. Health Protection: Risk for Infection

    23. Health Protection: Risk for Injury

    UNIT 6 Nutritional – Metabolic Pattern

    24. Promoting Nutrition

    25. Restoring Nutrition

    26. Maintaining Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

    27. Promoting Wound Healing

    28. Body Temperature

    UNIT 7 Elimination Pattern

    29. Managing Bowel Elimination

    30. Managing Urinary Elimination

    UNIT 8 Activity – Exercise Pattern

    31. Managing Self-Care Deficit

    32. Restoring Physical Mobility

    33. Preventing Disuse Syndrome

    34. Supporting Respiratory Function

    35. Supporting Cardiovascular Function

    UNIT 9 Sleep – Rest Pattern

    36. Managing Sleep and Rest

    UNIT 10 Cognitive – Perceptual Pattern

    37. Managing Pain

    38. Supporting Sensory/Perceptual Function

    39. Supporting Verbal Communication

    40. Managing Confusion

    UNIT 11 Self-Perception – Self-Concept Pattern

    41. Promoting Self-Concept

    42. Managing Anxiety

    43. Managing Vulnerability

    UNIT 12 Role – Relationship Pattern

    44. Managing Functional Limitations

    45. Managing Loss

    UNIT 13 Sexuality – Reproduction Pattern

    46. Maintaining Sexual Health

    UNIT 14 Coping – Stress – Tolerance Pattern

    47. Supporting Stress Tolerance and Coping

    48. Supporting Family Coping

    UNIT 15 Value – Belief Pattern

    49. Supporting Spirituality

    UNIT 16 The Surgical Client

    50. The Surgical Client
  • Helen Harkreader, PhD, RN, Professor, Austin Community College Austin, TX, Mary Ann Hogan, RN, MSN, Clinical Assistant Professor; School of Nursing, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Amherst, MA and Marshelle Thobaben, MS, RN, PHN, APNP, FNP, Professor and Community Health and Psychiatric Nursing Consultant, Department of Nursing, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
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