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Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing

Thoroughly updated to include the latest emerging issues and protocols in Canadian nursing practice, Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing, 5th Edition combines unparalleled Canadian nursing coverage with extensive learning support to help you easily master the basic nursing principles and procedures. The Potter team's proven, student-friendly approach describes the principles, concepts, and skills essential to your success. This edition has also been thoroughly reviewed by Canadian nursing experts to ensure that you are well prepared to practice in Canada.

Hardbound, 1536 Pages

Published: February 2013

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-1-926648-53-8


  • Unit 1: Health and Health Care in Canada

    1. Health and Wellness
    2. The Canadian Health Care Delivery System
    3. The Development of Nursing in Canada
    4. Community Health Nursing Practice
    5.  Unit 2: Foundations of Nursing Practice

    6. Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice
    7. Research as a Basis for Practice
    8. Nursing Values and Ethics
    9. Legal Implications in Nursing Practice
    10. Global Health, Culture, and Ethnicity
    11. Nursing Leadership, Management, and Collaborative Practice
    12.  Unit 3: Approaches to Nursing Care

    13. Critical Thinking in Nursing Practice
    14. Nursing Assessment and Diagnosis
    15. Planning and Implementing Nursing Care
    16. Evaluation of Nursing Care
    17. Documenting and Reporting
    18. Nursing Informatics
    19.  Unit 4: Working with Clients and Families

    20. Communication
    21. Caring in Nursing Practice
    22. Family Nursing
    23. Client Education
    24.  Unit 5: Caring Throughout the Lifespan

    25. Developmental Theories
    26. Conception Through Adolescence
    27. Young to Middle Adulthood
    28. Older Adulthood
    29.  Unit 6: Psychosocial Considerations

    30. Self-Concept
    31. Sexuality
    32. Spiritual Health
    33. The Experience of Loss, Death, and Grief
    34. Stress and Adaptation
    35.  Unit 7: Scientific Basis for Nursing Practice

    36. Vital Signs
    37. Health Assessment and Physical Examination
    38. Infection Control
    39. Medication Administration
    40. Complementary and Alternative Therapies
    41.  Unit 8: Basic Physiological Needs

    42. Activity and Exercise
    43. Safety
    44. Hygiene
    45. Cardiopulmonary Functioning and Oxygenation
    46. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balances
    47. Sleep
    48. Pain Assessment and Management
    49. Nutrition
    50. Urinary Elimination
    51. Bowel Elimination
    52.  Unit 9: Clients with Special Needs

    53. Mobility and Immobility
    54. Skin Integrity and Wound Care
    55. Sensory Alterations
    56. Care of Surgical Clients


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