Fundamentals of Nursing - E-Book

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Feb 2, 2016 - Medical - 1392 pages

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.
 

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This book is required reading for Nursing 112 at BMCC CUNY.
It was bundled with Sherpath software as an ebook, and I rented a copy from Amazon, which wasn't really necessary.
Lots of information
, more than you can read in one semester, so just focus on answering the practice exams and study your professor's slides.  

Contents

Unit I Nursing and the Health Care Environment
1
Unit II Caring Throughout the Life Span
65
Unit III Critical Thinking in Nursing Practice
195
Unit IV Professional Standards in Nursing Practice
292
Unit V Foundations for Nursing Practice
373
Unit VI Psychosocial Basis for Nursing Practice
701
Unit VII Physiological Basis for Nursing Practice
787
Glossary
1307
Index
1325
Special Features
1373
Copyright

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About the author (2016)

Patricia A. Potter, RN, MSN, PhD, FAAN, Director of Research, Patient Care Services Barnes-Jewish Hospital St. Louis, MO

Anne Griffin Perry, RN, MSN, EdD, FAAN, Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois

Patricia Stockert, RN, BSN, MS, PhD, President of the College, Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing, Peoria, IL

Amy Hall, RN, BSN, MS, PhD, CNE, Professor and Dean, School of Nursing, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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