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cover image - Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,6th Edition
ISBN: 9781771721158
Publication Date: 05-14-2018
Page Count: 1536
Imprint: Mosby
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Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 6th Edition

by Patricia A. Potter, RN, PhD, FAAN, Anne G. Perry, RN, MSN, EdD, FAAN, Patricia A. Stockert, RN, BSN, MS, PhD, Amy Hall, RN, BSN, MS, Barbara J. Astle, RN, PhD, FCAN and Wendy Duggleby, RN, PhD

Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

cover image - Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,6th Edition
ISBN: 9781771721158
Publication Date: 05-14-2018
Page Count: 1536
Imprint: Mosby


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With a greater emphasis on, and integration of, interprofessional collaboration, health literacy, and clinical reasoning, Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing, Sixth Edition provides you with the solid educational foundation to learn nursing principles, concepts, and skills with ease. The text’s proven, reader-friendly approach describes the principles, concepts, and skills essential to your success. The Sixth edition includes new chapters focused on the health needs of Indigenous people along with information on how to collaborate among interprofessional disciplines. Thoroughly reviewed by Canadian nursing experts, this edition ensures that you are well prepared to practise in Canada.

    • Case studies include unique clinical application questions and exercises, allowing students to practise using care plans and concept maps.
    • New photos capture the latest updates in skills and equipment relevant to Canadian nursing practice.
    • Key points and key terms in each chapter summarize important content for more efficient review and study.
    • More than 50 skills demonstrations provide illustrated, step-by-step instructions for safe nursing care — and include rationales for each step.
    • The 5-step nursing process provides a consistent framework for care, and is demonstrated in more than 20 care plans.
    • More than 20 concept maps show care planning for clients with multiple nursing diagnoses.
    • A glossary provides quick access to definitions for all key terms.
    • Cultural Aspects of Care boxes summarize cultural considerations related to the chapter topic and provide practical guidelines for how to meet patients’ cultural needs and preferences.
    • Patient Teaching boxes help you plan effective teaching by first identifying outcomes, then developing strategies on how to teach, and, finally, implementing measures to evaluate learning.
    • Focus on Older Persons boxes highlight key aspects of nursing assessment and care for this population.
    • Planning sections help nurses plan and prioritize care by emphasizing Goals and Outcomes, Setting Priorities, and Teamwork and Collaboration.
    • Implementation sections cover health promotion, acute care, and continuing care to prepare you for all levels of care in all settings.
    • Unexpected Outcomes and Related Interventions for each skill offer alerts to potential problems and appropriate nursing actions.
    • Procedural guidelines provide streamlined, step-by-step instructions for performing basic skills.
    • UNIQUE! Critical Thinking Models in each clinical chapter show students how to apply the nursing process and critical thinking to achieve successful clinical outcomes.
    • NOC outcomes, NIC interventions, and NANDA diagnoses are incorporated into care plans to reflect national standards.
    • Evidence-Informed Practice chapter includes the concept of research literacy and discusses quality improvement (QI)
    • NEW! Greater emphasis on interprofessional collaboration, health literacy, and clinical reasoning throughout the text.
    • NEW! Chapter addresses the health of Indigenous people covering the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Report.
    • UPDATED! CNA Code of Ethics, as well as new Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) legislation has been integrated in many chapters.
    • NEW! UNIQUE! Critical Thinking questions are included with every chapter which correlate directly with the case study presented in the care plan.
    • NEW! Chapter addresses interprofessional collaboration which focuses on patient-centred care.
  • Unit 1: Health and Health Care in Canada     1. Health and Wellness     2. The Canadian Health Care Delivery System     3. The Development of Nursing in Canada     4. Community Health Nursing Practice

    Unit II: Foundations of Nursing Practice     5. Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice     6. Evidence-Informed Practice     7. Nursing Values and Ethics     8. Legal Implications in Nursing Practice     9. Global Health     10. Indigenous Health (NEW)     11. Nursing Leadership, Management, and Collaborative Practice

    Unit III: Approaches to Nursing Care     12. Critical Thinking in Nursing Practice     13. Nursing Assessment, Diagnosis, and Planning     14. Implementing and Evaluating Nursing Care     15. Documenting and Reporting     16. Nursing Informatics and Canadian Nursing Practice

    Unit IV: Working with Patients and Families     17. Communication and Relational Practice     18. Patient-Centred Care: Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (NEW)     19. Family Nursing     20. Patient Education

    Unit V: Caring Throughout the Lifespan     21. Developmental Theories     22. Conception Through Adolescence     23. Young to Middle Adulthood     24. Older Persons     25. The Experience of Loss, Death, and Grief

    Unit VI: Psychosocial Considerations     26. Self-Concept     27. Sexuality     28. Spirituality in Health and Health Care     29. Stress and Adaptation

    Unit VII: Scientific Basis for Nursing Practice     30. Vital Signs     31. Pain Assessment and Management     32. Health Assessment and Physical Examination     33. Infection Prevention and Control     34. Medication Administration     35. Complementary and Alternative Approaches in Health Care

    Unit VIII: Basic Physiological Needs     36. Activity and Exercise     37. Quality and Patient Safety     38. Hygiene     39. Cardiopulmonary Functioning and Oxygenation     40. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balances     41. Sleep     42. Nutrition     43. Urinary Elimination     44. Bowel Elimination

    Unit IX: Patients with Special Needs     45. Mobility and Immobility     46. Skin Integrity and Wound Care     47. Sensory Alterations     48. Care of Surgical Patients

  • Patricia A. Potter, RN, PhD, FAAN, Director of Research,Patient Care Services,Barnes-Jewish Hospital,St. Louis, Missouri, Anne G. Perry, RN, MSN, EdD, FAAN, Professor Emerita,School of Nursing,Southern Illinois University,Edwardsville, Illinois, Patricia A. Stockert, RN, BSN, MS, PhD, President of the College, Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing, Peoria, Illinois., Amy Hall, RN, BSN, MS, Professor and Dean, School of Nursing, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Barbara J. Astle, RN, PhD, FCAN, Professor, School of Nursing; Director, MSN Program, Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia and Wendy Duggleby, RN, PhD, Professor Emerita, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


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