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Study Guide for Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing

Get the most out of your textbook with this helpful study tool! Corresponding to the chapters in Potter and Perry’s Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing, 5th Edition, this study guide helps you understand key nursing concepts with review questions, exercises, and learning activities. Skills performance checklists on an Evolve companion website help you learn and master important nursing procedures.

Paperback, 496 Pages

Published: March 2013

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-1-926648-52-1


  • 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 Diversity
    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 and Canadian Nursing Practice
    19. Unit 4: Working with Patients and Families

    20. Communication
    21. Caring in Nursing Practice
    22. Family Nursing
    23. Patient 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: Patients with Special Needs

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

    Appendix A: Practical Nursing in Canada

    Appendix B: Laboratory Values


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