Fundamentals of Nursing
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This best-selling, comprehensive fundamentals textbook for beginning nursing students challenges students to develop the blended skills they will need to care for patients in a variety of settings. The book's holistic perspective shows students how nursing care involves more than performing procedures. With a case-based approach to learning, the book offers numerous examples and opportunities for students to think critically. The Seventh Edition includes new features highlighting clinical questions and research, nursing advocacy, and health literacy, and also includes new information related to electronic medical records and documentation. 

With this textbook you'll find an integrated, cohesive, and student-focused suite of multimedia products to appeal to all types of learners, including a bound-in DVD-ROM and a companion website.


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--The only Fundamentals textbook for which all components of the suite package revise at the same time and with complete consistency of content presentation across all the components.
--NEW! PICO in Practice: Asking Clinical Questions presents a scenario and walks the reader through asking a clinical question using the PICO format (population, intervention, comparison, outcome) and making a decision based on research evidence.
--More than 70 Nursing Skills show both actions and rationales and highlight special considerations. NEW to this addition is the inclusion of documentation guidelines and samples.
--NEW! Promoting Health Literacy boxes present a patient scenario and tips for improving health literacy in patients.
--NEW! Nursing Advocacy in Action boxes present a patient scenario along with implications for nursing advocacy, especially advocating for vulnerable patient populations.
--Vibrant, modern art program uses illustrations and photos to enhance students' understanding. More than 250 NEW photos have been added to this edition.
--Patient Scenarios at the beginning of each chapter present three "patients" with photos and a short description of their cases. To reinforce learning and engage the reader, the three "patients" are mentioned throughout the chapter in case scenario narratives to support clinical examples from the text.
--Practicing for NCLEX exercises at the end of every chapter will assist students who are attempting to improve their objective test-taking skills.
--Through the Eyes of a Student, Through the Eyes of a Patient, and Through the Eyes of a Family Caregiver offer personal anecdotes from different perspectives in order to help students relate to their patients.
--Promoting Health boxes highlight assessment checkpoints for various health and wellness issues and include suggestions for patient and self-care.
--Reflective Practice Boxes, written by students, describe a challenge to their blended skills—cognitive, technical, interpersonal, or ethical/legal—and then identify possible courses of action and describe what they learned. Readers are asked if they think they would respond in the same way and to reflect on their response and the adequacy of their blended skills.
--Concept maps walk students through the nursing process for selected case study patients.
--Guidelines for Nursing Care boxes outline important points to remember in practice.
--Nursing Plans of Care with Patient Case Studies appear at the ends of clinical chapters and provide concrete examples of each step of the nursing process, as well as related examples of documentation. The diagnoses in these plans of care illustrate common health problems and a wide variety of independent and collaborative nursing interventions.
--Taylor Suite Resources lists at the end of every chapter outline which products in the Taylor Suite relate to the chapter topic and help students coordinate their studying.
--Icons in the text direct you to relevant Watch & Learn video clips, Practice & Learn activities, and Concepts in Action animations on thePoint.
--Examples of NANDA Nursing Diagnoses and Examples of Nursing Interventions Classifications (NIC) and Related Nursing Outcomes (NOC) boxes highlight nursing interventions and outcomes (NEW to this edition) for quick and easy reference.
--Focused Assessment Guides provide sample interview questions to foster independent learning.
--Teaching Tips boxes summarize important topics for patient and family education and provide suggestions for nurse-patient communication.
--Focus on the Older Adult boxes emphasize special considerations for care of older patients.
--Research in Nursing: Bridging the Gap to Evidence-Based Practice boxes highlight recent findings in nursing care.
--Focused Critical Thinking Guides help students follow the step-by-step critical thinking process and develop critical thinking skills.
--Developing Critical Thinking Skills sections at the end of every chapter provide exercises that challenge students to synthesize, rather than just reiterate, the information they have learned.
--Learning Objectives and Key Terms appear at the beginning of each chapter to guide reading and studying.
Pamela Lynn MSN, RN

Instructor
Gwynedd Mercy University
Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions
Gwynedd Valley, PA


Carol Lillis MSN, RN

Faculty Emerita, Assistant to the Provost, Delaware County Community College, Media, PA


Priscilla LeMone DSN, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor and Director, Undergraduate Program, Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Carol R. Taylor PhD, MSN, RN

Center for Clinical Bioethics, Professor of Nursing, Georgetown University, Washington, DC



Edition: 7
ISBN/ISSN: 9780781793834
Product Format: Hardbound
Trim Size: 8.375 x 10.875
Pages: 1776
Pub Date: 2010
Weight: 8.55

Unit I: FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING PRACTICE

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Nursing
  • Chapter 2: Cultural Diversity
  • Chapter 3: Health and Illness
  • Chapter 4: Health of the Individual, Family, and Community
  • Chapter 5: Theory, Research, and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Chapter 6: Values, Ethics, and Advocacy
  • Chapter 7: Legal Implications

 

Unit II: COMMUNITY-BASED SETTINGS FOR PATIENT CARE

  • Chapter 8: Healthcare Delivery Systems
  • Chapter 9: Continuity of Care
  • Chapter 10: Home Healthcare

 

Unit III: THE NURSING PROCESS

  • Chapter 11: Blended Skills and Critical Thinking Throughout the Nursing Process
  • Chapter 12: Assessing
  • Chapter 13: Diagnosing
  • Chapter 14: Outcome Identification and Planning
  • Chapter 15: Implementing
  • Chapter 16: Evaluating
  • Chapter 17: Documenting, Reporting, Conferring, and Using Informatics

 

Unit IV: PROMOTING HEALTH ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

  • Chapter 18: Developmental Concepts
  • Chapter 19: Conception through Young Adult
  • Chapter 20: The Aging Adult

 

Unit V: ROLES BASIC TO NURSING CARE

  • Chapter 21: Communicator
  • Chapter 22: Teacher and Counselor
  • Chapter 23: Nurse Leader and Manager

 

Unit VI: ACTIONS BASIC TO NURSING CARE

  • Chapter 24: Vital Signs
  • Chapter 25: Health Assessment
  • Chapter 26: Safety, Security, and Emergency Preparedness
  • Chapter 27: Asepsis and Infection Control
  • Chapter 28: Complementary and Alternative Modalities
  • Chapter 29: Medications
  • Chapter 30: Perioperative Nursing

 

Unit VII: PROMOTING HEALTHY PHYSIOLOGIC RESPONSES

  • Chapter 31: Hygiene
  • Chapter 32: Skin Integrity and Wound Care
  • Chapter 33: Activity
  • Chapter 34: Rest and Sleep
  • Chapter 35: Comfort
  • Chapter 36: Nutrition
  • Chapter 37: Urinary Elimination
  • Chapter 38: Bowel Elimination
  • Chapter 39: Oxygenation
  • Chapter 40: Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance

 

Unit VIII: PROMOTING HEALTHY PSYCHOSOCIAL RESPONSES

  • Chapter 41: Self-Concept
  • Chapter 42: Stress and Adaptation
  • Chapter 43: Loss, Grief, and Dying
  • Chapter 44: Sensory Functioning
  • Chapter 45: Sexuality
  • Chapter 46: Spirituality

 

Appendix A: Equivalents

Appendix B: Normal Adult Laboratory Values

Glossary

Index

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