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Study Guide for Foundations of Nursing

This must-have Study Guide will help you understand and apply material from every chapter of Foundations of Nursing, 6th Edition! Use this study guide together with the textbook to gain a solid understanding of the key principles, concepts, and skills you need to succeed in your nursing education and career while also preparing for the NCLEX-PN exam.

Paperback, 624 Pages

Published: March 2010

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-05735-6


  • Unit One: Basic Nursing Concepts

    1. The Evolution of Nursing

    2. Legal and Ethical Aspects of Nursing

    3. Communication

    4. Vital Signs

    5. Physical Assessment

    6. Nursing Process and Critical Thinking

    7. Documentation

    8. Cultural and Ethnic Considerations

    9. Life Span Development

    10. Loss, Grief, Dying, and Death

    Unit Two: Basic Nursing Skills

    11. Admission, Transfer, and Discharge

    12. Medical/Surgical Asepsis and Infection Prevention and Control

    13. Surgical Wound Care

    14. Safety

    15. Body Mechanics and Patient Mobility

    16. Pain Management, Comfort, Rest, and Sleep

    17. Complementary and Alternative Therapies

    18. Hygiene and Care of the Patient’s Environment

    19. Specimen Collection and Diagnostic Examination

    20. Selected Nursing Skills

    Unit Three: Basic Nursing Interventions

    21. Basic Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy

    22. Fluids and Electrolytes

    23. Mathematics Review and Medication Administration

    24. Emergency First Aid Nursing

    Unit Four: Maternal And Neonatal Nursing

    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

    Unit Five: Pediatric Nursing

    29. Health Promotion for the Infant, Child, and Adolescent

    30. Basic Pediatric Nursing Care

    31. Care of the Child with a Physical Disorder

    32. Care of the Child with a Mental or Cognitive Disorder

    Unit Six: Gerontologic Nursing

    33. Health Promotion and Care of the Older Adult

    Unit Seven: Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

    34. Basic Concepts of Mental Health

    35. Care of the Patient with a Psychiatric Disorder

    36. Care of the Patient with an Addictive Personality

    Unit Eight: Community Health Nursing

    37. Home Health Nursing

    38. Long-Term Care

    39. Rehabilitation Nursing

    40. Hospice Care

    Unit Nine: From Graduate to Professional

    41. Professional Roles and Leadership


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