Foundations of Nursing E-Book

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Oct 23, 2018 - Medical - 1378 pages

Make sure you have the foundation you need to begin a successful nursing career! Foundations of Nursing, 8th Edition covers the skills needed for clinical practice, from nursing interventions to maternity, neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, mental health, and community health care. Guidelines for patient care are presented within the framework of the nursing process; Nursing Care Plans are described within a case-study format to help you develop skills in clinical decision-making. The accessible, friendly overall style and clearly written review questions also helps you prepare for the NCLEX-PN® examination!

  • Clear coverage of skills across the human lifespan includes maternity, pediatrics, adults, and older adults.
  • Full-color, step-by-step instructions for over 110 skills show nursing techniques and procedures along with rationales for each.
  • Tenth grade reading level helps you to understand complex topics.
  • Expanded and updated Cultural Considerations boxes explore specific health and cultural issues to help you address the needs of the increasingly diverse patient and resident populations.
  • Skills are presented in a step-by-step format with clearly defined nursing actions and rationales.
  • Mathematics review in Dosage Calculation and Medication Administration chapter covers basic arithmetic skills prior to the discussion of medication administration.
  • Safety Alerts cover issues related to safe patient care in a variety of settings.
  • Health Promotion Considerations boxes highlight information on wellness and disease prevention, including infection control, diet, and pregnancy.
  • Nursing Care Plans emphasize patient goals and outcomes within a case-study format, and promotes clinical decision-making with critical thinking questions at the end of each care plan.
  • Patient Teaching boxes include post-hospital discharge guidelines and disease prevention instructions with a strong focus on three-way communication among the nurse, patient, and family members.
  • Communication boxes illustrate communication strategies using real-life examples of nurse-patient dialogue.
  • Lifespan Consideration boxes provide you with age-specific information for the care of the patient.
  • Home Health Considerations boxes discuss issues facing patients and their caregivers in the home setting.
  • Get Ready for the NCLEX® Examination section at the end of each chapter provides Key Points, Review Questions, and Critical Thinking Activities to reinforce learning.
  • Coordinated Care boxes promote comprehensive patient care with other members of the health care team, focusing on prioritization, assignment, supervision, collaboration, delegation, and leadership topics.
 

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Contents

Unit I Fundamentals of Nursing
1
Unit II Fundamentals of Clinical Practice
117
Unit III Introduction to Nursing Interventions
278
Unit IV Nursing Care Across the Lifespan
695
Unit V Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing
1100
Unit VI Fundamentals of Community Health Nursing
1159
Unit VII From Graduate to Professional
1221
Appendixes
1248
References
1265
Glossary
1277
Index
1297
Inside Back Cover
1347
Copyright

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About the author (2018)

Kim Cooper, RN, MSN, is Associate Professor and Dean of the School of Nursing at Ivy Tech Community College in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Kelly Gosnell, RN, MSN, is Associate Professor and Department Chair of the School of Nursing at Ivy Tech Community College at Terre Haute, Indiana.

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