deWit's Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing - First South Asia Edition - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9788131248980

deWit's Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing - First South Asia Edition

1st Edition

Editor: Ambika Ravindran
Paperback ISBN: 9788131248980
Imprint: Elsevier India
Published Date: 24th June 2017
Page Count: 968

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Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing, First South Asia Edition provides all the basic theoretical and applied knowledge that the LPN/LVN nurse needs to practice in an expanded number of care settings, such as the community clinic, physician’s office, long-term care facility, home, and acute-care hospital setting. With an extensive art program and thorough discussion of QSEN, this text addresses topics like the physical and psychosocial needs of the patient, critical thinking for problem solving and clinical judgment, and communication — all within a strong nursing process framework. The accessible, friendly, and clear writing style appeals to students and instructors, and its rich ancillary package, including NCLEX-PN® review questions, gives students an edge on learning fundamentals.

Key Features

Concept maps give a visual example of concepts addressed in the text, help you visualize difficult material, and illustrate how a disorder’s multiple symptoms, treatments, and side effects are associated.

  • Over 110 skills and steps, featuring sample documentation examples and Home Care Considerations boxes where appropriate, present step-by-step procedures in an action/rationale format.
  • Life Span Considerations: The Older Adult highlight changes that occur with aging and how they affect nursing care by LPN/LVNs working in community and long-term care.
  • Easy-to-follow reading level and text organization presents information from simple to most complex, making it perfect for lower level students and those speaking English as a second language.
  • Numbered objectives, divided by theory and clinical practice, provide a framework for content.
  • Cultural Considerations cover biocultural variations, as well as health promotion for specific ethnic groups, so you provide culturally competent care.
  • Health Promotion and Patient Teaching boxes include guidelines to prevent illness, promote health, and develop self-care strategies.
  • Nursing process framework features application of the nursing process and nursing care plans to reinforce application of the nursing process in the clinical setting.
  • Think Critically boxes encourage you to synthesize information and apply concepts to practice.
  • Home Care Considerations boxes highlight the necessary adaptations of nursing skills and techniques for the patient in the home care setting.
  • Communication boxes present examples of nurse-patient dialogues and instructive therapeutic communication techniques.
  • Over 20 nursing care plans, which include critical thinking questions at the end of the text, provide you with a model for planning patient care.
  • Clinical chapters provide an overview of structure and function to give you a refresher in related anatomy and physiology, including a section on aging.
  • Key terms include phonetic pronunciations, which are helpful for ESL students, and text page references to find the definition.
  • Standard LPN Threads features include helpful characteristics such as full-color design, key terms, numbered objectives, key points, critical thinking questions, critical thinking activities, glossary, and references.
  • Table of Contents

    Unit I: Introduction to Nursing and the Health Care System

    1. Nursing and the Health Care System

    2. Concepts of Health, Illness, Stress, and Health Promotion

    3. Legal and Ethical Aspects of Nursing

    Unit II: The Nursing Process

    4. The Nursing Process and Critical Thinking

    5. Assessment, Nursing Diagnosis, and Planning

    6. Implementation and Evaluation

    Unit III: Communication in Nursing

    7. Documentation of Nursing Care

    8. Communication and the Nurse-Patient Relationship

    9. Patient Education and Health Promotion

    Unit IV: Developmental, Psychosocial, and Cultural Considerations

    10. Adulthood and the Family

    11. Promoting Healthy Adaptation to Aging

    12. Cultural and Spiritual Aspects of Patient Care

    13. Loss, Grief, and End-of-Life Care

    Unit V: Basic Nursing Skills

    14. Infection Prevention and Control: Protective Mechanisms and Asepsis

    15. Infection Prevention and Control in the Hospital and Home

    16. Safe Lifting, Moving, and Positioning of Patients

    17. Assisting with Hygiene, Personal Care, Skin Care, and the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers

    18. Patient Environment and Safety

    19. Measuring Vital Signs

    20. Assessing Health Status

    21. Admitting, Transferring, and Discharging Patients

    22. Diagnostic Tests and Specimen Collection

    Unit VI: Meeting Basic Physiologic Needs

    23. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance

    24. Concepts of Basic Nutrition and Cultural Considerations

    25. Nutritional Therapy and Assisted Feeding

    26. Assisting with Respiration and Oxygen Delivery

    27. Promoting Urinary Elimination

    28. Promoting Bowel Elimination

    29. Pain, Comfort, and Sleep

    30. Complementary and Alternative Therapies

    Unit VII: Medication Administration

    31. Pharmacology and Preparation for Drug Administration

    32. Administering Intradermal, Subcutaneous, and Intramuscular Injections

    33. Administering Intravenous Solutions and Medications

    Unit VIII: Care of the Surgical and Immobile Patient

    34. Care of the Surgical Patient

    35. Providing Wound Care and Treating Pressure Ulcers

    36. Promoting Musculoskeletal Function

    Unit IX: Caring for the Elderly

    37. Common Physical Care Problems of the Older Adult

    38. Common Psychosocial Care Problems of Older Adults

    Appendix A: Standard Steps for All Nursing Procedures

    Appendix B: Standard Precautions

    Appendix C: Common Laboratory Test Values

    Appendix D: NANDA-I Approved Nursing Diagnoses, 2015-2017

    Reader References



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    About the Editor

    Ambika Ravindran