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FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING

HARDBACK BY POTTER, PATRICIA A.; PERRY, ANNE GRIFFIN; STOCKERT, PATRICIA; HALL, AMY

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ISBN
9780323327404
IMPRINT
MOSBY
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EDITION
9TH REVISED EDITION
PUBLISHER
ELSEVIER - HEALTH SCIENCES DIVISION
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FORMAT
HARDBACK
PAGES
1392 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
25 FEB 2016

DESCRIPTION

It's your complete guide to nursing - from basic concepts to essential skills! Fundamentals of Nursing, 9th Edition prepares you to succeed as a nurse by providing a solid foundation in critical thinking, evidence-based practice, nursing theory, and safe clinical care in all settings. With illustrated, step-by-step guidelines, this book makes it easy to learn important skills and procedures. Care plans are presented within a nursing process framework, and case studies show how to apply concepts to nursing practice. From an expert author team led by Patricia Potter and Anne Griffin Perry, this bestselling nursing textbook helps you develop the understanding and clinical reasoning you need to provide excellent patient care. 51 skills demonstrations provide illustrated, step-by-step instructions for safe nursing care - and include rationales for each step. 29 procedural guidelines provide streamlined, step-by-step instructions for performing basic skills.UNIQUE! Critical Thinking Models in each clinical chapter show how to apply the nursing process and critical thinking to achieve successful clinical outcomes.Evidence-Based Practice chapter shows how nursing research helps in determining best practices.UNIQUE! Caring for the Cancer Survivor chapter prepares nurses to care for cancer patients who may still face physical and emotional issues.Case studies include unique clinical application questions and exercises, allowing you to practice using care plans and concept maps.The 5-step nursing process provides a consistent framework for care, and is demonstrated in more than 20 care plans. 15 review questions in every chapter test your retention of key concepts, with answers available in the book and on the Evolve companion website.Practical study tools on Evolve include video clips of skills, skills checklists, printable key points, a fluid & electrolytes tutorial, a concept map creator, an audio glossary, and more.UNIQUE! Clear, streamlined writing style makes complex material more approachable. More than 20 concept maps show care planning for clients with multiple nursing diagnoses. Key points and key terms in each chapter summarize important content for more efficient review and study.Unexpected Outcomes and Related Interventions for each skill alert you to potential problems and appropriate nursing actions. Delegation coverage clarifies which tasks can and cannot be delegated. A glossary provides quick access to definitions for all key terms. UPDATED! Patient Safety and Quality chapter describes how quality and safety apply to the nurse, and includes a new skill on fall prevention in healthcare settings.NEW content addresses the Affordable Care Act, patients' perspectives on hospital care as measured by HCAHPS surveys, health disparities and vulnerable populations, compassion fatigue, pain assessment, patient education techniques like teach-back, new equipment, Healthy People 2020, and more.NEW! Additional alternate-item review questions include at least four alternate-item questions - multiple select, sequencing/priority, delegation, hot-spot images, and fill-in-the blank for medications - for every chapter.Expanded Building Competency boxes help you apply QSEN (Quality & Safety Education for Nurses) competencies to realistic clinical situations.UPDATED! Unique Evidence-Based Practice boxes in every chapter include a PICO question - the Problem, Intervention, Comparison, and Outcome - and summarize a research study along with its application to nursing practice. Over 100 NEW photos clarify procedures and familiarize you with the latest clinical equipment.

CONTENTS

Unit 1: Nursing and the Health Care Environment1. Nursing Today2. The Health Care Delivery System3. Community-Based Nursing Practice4. Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice5. Evidence-Based PracticeUnit 2: Caring Throughout the Life Span6. Health and Wellness7. Caring in Nursing Practice 8. Caring for the Cancer Survivor9. Culture and Ethnicity10. Caring for Families11. Developmental Theories12. Conception Through Adolescence13. Young to Middle Adult14. Older AdultUnit 3: Critical Thinking in Nursing Practice15. Critical Thinking in Nursing Practice16. Nursing Assessment17. Nursing Diagnosis18. Planning Nursing Care19. Implementing Nursing Care20. Evaluation21. Managing Patient CareUnit 4: Professional Standards in Nursing Practice22. Ethics and Values23. Legal Implications in Nursing Practice24. Communication25. Patient Education26. Documentation and InformaticsUnit 5: Foundations for Nursing Practice27. Patient Safety and Quality28. Immobility29. Infection Prevention and Infection Control30. Vital Signs31. Health Assessment and Physical Examination32. Medication Administration33. Complementary and Alternative TherapiesUnit 6: Psychosocial Basis for Nursing Practice34. Self-Concept35. Sexuality36. Spiritual Health37. The Experience of Loss, Death, and Grief38. Stress and CopingUnit 7: Physiological Basis for Nursing Practice39. Activity and Exercise40. Hygiene41. Oxygenation42. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance43. Sleep44. Pain Management45. Nutrition46. Urinary Elimination47. Bowel Elimination48. Skin Integrity and Wound Care49. Sensory Alterations50. Care of Surgical Patients