Study Guide for Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing


  • Patricia Potter, RN, MSN, PhD, FAAN, Director of Research, Patient Care Services Barnes-Jewish Hospital St. Louis, MO
  • Anne Perry, RN, EdD, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Nursing, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
  • Geralyn Ochs, RN, ACNP-BC, ANP-BC, Assistant Professorof Nursing, Coordinator of the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program, St. Louis University, School of Nursing, St. Louis, MO
  • Kyla Janzen

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.
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Book information

  • Published: March 2013
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-1-926648-52-1

Table of Contents

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