Study Guide for Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing, 5th Edition

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Study Guide for Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing, 5th Edition


Get the most out of your textbook with this helpful study tool! Corresponding to the chapters in Potter and Perry’s Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing, 5th Edition, this study guide helps you understand key nursing concepts with review questions, exercises, and learning activities. Skills performance checklists on an Evolve companion website help you learn and master important nursing procedures.

    • Multiple-choice review questions include matching, short answer, multiple choice, and true/false questions to evaluate your understanding and provide test-taking practice.
    • Case studies show how key concepts from the text apply to real-world clinical scenarios.
    • Critical Thinking Model exercises help you apply what you have learned in the case studies.
    • Skills performance checklists help you measure your mastery of important nursing procedures.
    • Comprehensive Understanding sections help you master the key topics and main ideas in each chapter.
    • Perforated pages are easy to tear out and hand in as homework assignments.
    • UPDATED skills performance checklists are now available on the Evolve companion website, and are both interactive and printable.

    Unit 1: Health and Health Care in Canada

      • Health and Wellness

      • The Canadian Health Care Delivery System

      • The Development of Nursing in Canada

      • Community Health Nursing Practice

      Unit 2: Foundations of Nursing Practice

      • Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice

      • Research as a Basis for Practice

      • Nursing Values and Ethics

      • Legal Implications in Nursing Practice

      • Global Health, Culture, and Diversity

      • Nursing Leadership, Management, and Collaborative Practice

      Unit 3: Approaches to Nursing Care

      • Critical Thinking in Nursing Practice

      • Nursing Assessment and Diagnosis

      • Planning and Implementing Nursing Care

      • Evaluation of Nursing Care

      • Documenting and Reporting

      • Nursing Informatics and Canadian Nursing Practice

      Unit 4: Working with Patients and Families

      • Communication

      • Caring in Nursing Practice

      • Family Nursing

      • Patient Education

      Unit 5: Caring Throughout the Lifespan

      • Developmental Theories

      • Conception Through Adolescence

      • Young to Middle Adulthood

      • Older Adulthood

      Unit 6: Psychosocial Considerations

      • Self-Concept

      • Sexuality

      • Spiritual Health

      • The Experience of Loss, Death, and Grief

      • Stress and Adaptation

      Unit 7: Scientific Basis for Nursing Practice

      • Vital Signs

      • Health Assessment and Physical Examination

      • Infection Control

      • Medication Administration

      • Complementary and Alternative Therapies

      Unit 8: Basic Physiological Needs

      • Activity and Exercise

      • Safety

      • Hygiene

      • Cardiopulmonary Functioning and Oxygenation

      • Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balances

      • Sleep

      • Pain Assessment and Management

      • Nutrition

      • Urinary Elimination

      • Bowel Elimination

      Unit 9: Patients with Special Needs

      • Mobility and Immobility

      • Skin Integrity and Wound Care

      • Sensory Alterations

      • Care of Surgical Clients

      Appendix A: Practical Nursing in Canada

      Appendix B: Laboratory Values

      Patricia A. Potter, RN, MSN, PhD, FAAN, Director of Research, Patient Care Services
      Barnes-Jewish Hospital
      St. Louis, MO, Anne Griffin Perry, RN, EdD, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Nursing, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL and Kyla C. Janzen


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