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Fundamentals of Nursing

Learn fundamental nursing principles, concepts, and skills with ease! Fundamentals of Nursing, 8th Edition includes accurate, cutting-edge content, active learning strategies, and the latest evidence-based research to help you excel in your classes and prepare for success in today's competitive nursing field. An expert author team led by Patricia Potter and Anne Griffin Perry provides a trusted, comprehensive resource, thoroughly reviewed by nursing experts and peers to ensure the most accurate content. With practical, fully integrated study support, this edition makes it easier than ever to build the understanding and clinical reasoning essential to providing excellent patient care.

Hardbound, 1392 Pages

Published: March 2012

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-07933-4

Contents

  • 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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