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Fundamentals of Nursing - Text and Elsevier Adaptive Learning Package

Corresponding chapter-by-chapter to Fundamentals of Nursing, 8e, Elsevier Adaptive Learning combines the power of brain science with sophisticated, patented Cerego algorithms to help you learn faster and remember longer. It’s fun; it’s engaging; and it’s constantly tracking your performance and adapting to deliver content precisely when it’s needed to ensure core information is transformed into lasting knowledge.


Published: November 2013

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-323-28830-9


  • Unit 1: Nursing and the Health Care Environment
    1. Nursing Today
    2. The Health Care Delivery System
    3. Community-Based Nursing Practice
    4. Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice
    5. Evidence-Based Practice

    Unit 2: Caring Throughout the Life Span
    6. Health and Wellness
    7. Caring in Nursing Practice
    8. Caring for the Cancer Survivor
    9. Culture and Ethnicity
    10. Caring for Families
    11. Developmental Theories
    12. Conception Through Adolescence
    13. Young to Middle Adult
    14. Older Adult

    Unit 3: Critical Thinking in Nursing Practice
    15. Critical Thinking in Nursing Practice
    16. Nursing Assessment
    17. Nursing Diagnosis
    18. Planning Nursing Care
    19. Implementing Nursing Care
    20. Evaluation
    21. Managing Patient Care

    Unit 4: Professional Standards in Nursing Practice
    22. Ethics and Values
    23. Legal Implications in Nursing Practice
    24. Communication
    25. Patient Education
    26. Documentation and Informatics

    Unit 5: Foundations for Nursing Practice
    27. Patient Safety
    28. Infection Prevention and Infection Control
    29. Vital Signs
    30. Health Assessment and Physical Examination
    31. Medication Administration
    32. Complementary and Alternative Therapies

    Unit 6: Psychosocial Basis for Nursing Practice
    33. Self-Concept
    34. Sexuality
    35. Spiritual Health
    36. The Experience of Loss, Death, and Grief
    37. Stress and Coping

    Unit 7: Physiological Basis for Nursing Practice
    38. Activity and Exercise
    39. Hygiene
    40. Oxygenation
    41. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance
    42. Sleep
    43. Pain Management
    44. Nutrition
    45. Urinary Elimination
    46. Bowel Elimination
    47. Mobility and Immobility
    48. Skin Integrity and Wound Care
    49. Sensory Alterations
    50. Care of Surgical Patients


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