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Published: December 2014

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-35261-1


  • Unit I: Fundamentals of Nursing
    1. Evolution of Nursing
    2. Legal and Ethical Aspects of Nursing
    3. Documentation
    4. Communication
    5. Nursing Process and Critical Thinking
    6. Cultural and Ethnic Considerations

    Unit II: Fundamentals of Clinical Practice
    7. Asepsis and Infection Control
    8. Body Mechanics and Patient Mobility
    9. Hygiene and Care of the Patient’s Environment
    10. Safety

    Unit III: Introduction to Nursing Interventions 
    11. Vital Signs
    12. Physical Assessment
    13. Admission, Transfer, and Discharge
    14. Surgical Wound Care
    15. Specimen Collection and Diagnostic Testing
    16. Care of Patients Experiencing Urgent Alterations in Health
    17. Complementary and Alternative Therapies
    18. Pain Management, Comfort, Rest, and Sleep
    19. Nutritional Concepts and Related Therapies
    20. Fluids and Electrolytes
    21. Dosage Calculation and Medication Administration
    22. Care of Patients with Alterations in Health 

    Unit IV: Nursing Care Across the Lifespan
    23. Lifespan Development
    24. Loss, Grief, Dying, and Death
    25. Health Promotion and Pregnancy
    26. Labor and Delivery
    27. Care of the Mother and Newborn
    28. Care of the High-Risk Mother, Newborn, and Family with Special Needs
    29. Health Promotion for the Infant, Child, and Adolescent
    30. Basic Pediatric Nursing Care
    31. Care of the Child with a Physical and Mental or Cognitive Disorder
    32. Health Promotion and Care of the Older Adult

    Unit V: Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing
    33. Concepts of Mental Health
    34. Care of the Patient with a Psychiatric Disorder
    35. Care of the Patient with an Addictive Personality

    Unit VI: Fundamentals of Community Health Nursing
    36. Home Health Nursing
    37. Long-Term Care
    38. Rehabilitation Nursing
    39. Hospice Care

    Unit VII: Adult Health Nursing
    40. Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
    41. Care of the Surgical Patient
    42. Care of the Patient with an Integumentary Disorder
    43. Care of the Patient with a Musculoskeletal Disorder
    44. Care of the Patient with a Gastrointestinal Disorder
    45. Care of the Patient with a Gallbladder, Liver, Biliary Tract, or Exocrine Pancreatic Disorder
    46. Care of the Patient with a Blood or Lymphatic Disorder
    47. Care of the Patient with a Cardiovascular or a Peripheral Vascular Disorder
    48. Care of the Patient with a Respiratory Disorder
    49. Care of the Patient with a Urinary Disorder
    50. Care of the Patient with an Endocrine Disorder
    51. Care of the Patient with a Reproductive Disorder
    52. Care of the Patient with a Visual or Auditory Disorder
    53. Care of the Patient with a Neurological Disorder
    54. Care of the Patient with an Immune Disorder
    55. Care of the Patient with HIV/AIDS
    56. Care of the Patient with Cancer

    Unit VIII: From Graduate to Professional
    57. Professional Roles and Leadership
    Appendix A: Common Abbreviations
    Appendix B: Laboratory Reference Values
    Appendix C: Answers to Review Questions for the NCLEX® Examination


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