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Basic Nursing - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card)

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.

Book,

Published: April 2010

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09463-4

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

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