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


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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