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  • Patricia Potter, RN, MSN, PhD, FAAN, Director of Research, Patient Care Services Barnes-Jewish Hospital St. Louis, MO
  • Anne Perry, RN, EdD, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Nursing, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
  • 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, Chair and White Family Endowed Professor of Nursing, Dunigan Family Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Evansville, Evansville, IN
  • Patricia Potter, RN, MSN, PhD, FAAN, Director of Research, Patient Care Services Barnes-Jewish Hospital St. Louis, MO
  • Anne Perry, RN, EdD, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Nursing, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
  • 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, Chair and White Family Endowed Professor of Nursing, Dunigan Family Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Evansville, Evansville, IN

This is a Pageburst digital textbook; Basic Nursing is known for its direct, easy-to-read style and visually appealing design, making it perfect for busy nursing students. It covers all essential nursing principles, concepts, and skills and consistently follows the 5-step nursing process framework. With a strong focus on critical thinking, lead authors Patricia A. Potter and Anne Griffin Perry provide an excellent foundation for clinicals.
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Book information

  • Published: April 2010
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-09463-4


Table of Contents

UNIT ONE: CONCEPTS IN NURSING

1. Health and Wellness

2. The Health Care Delivery System

3. Community-Based Nursing Practice

4. Legal Principles in Nursing

5. Ethics

6. Evidence-Based Practice  NEW!

UNIT TWO: PROCESSES IN NURSING CARE

7. Critical Thinking

8. Nursing Process

9. Informatics and Documentation

10. Communication

11. Patient Education

12. Managing Patient Care

UNIT THREE: ESSENTIALS FOR NURSING PRACTICE

13. Infection Prevention and Control 

14. Vital Signs

15. Health Assessment and Physical Examination

16. Administering Medications

17. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balances

UNIT FOUR: PROMOTING PSYCHOSOCIAL HEALTH

18. Caring in Nursing Practice

19. Cultural Diversity

20. Spiritual Health

21. Growth and Development

22. Self-Concept and Sexuality

23. Family Context in Nursing

24. Stress and Coping

25. Loss and Grief

UNIT FIVE: PROMOTING PHYSICAL HEALTH

26. Exercise and Activity

27. Safety

28. Hygiene

29. Oxygenation

30. Sleep

31. Pain Management

32. Nutrition

33. Urinary Elimination

34. Bowel Elimination

35. Immobility

36. Skin Integrity and Wound Care

37. Sensory Alterations

38. Surgical Patient