Taking all the expert nursing content and student-friendly features of Potter and Perry’s Fundamentals text and streamlining it into a shorter format, Essentials for Nursing Practice, 8th Edition is the perfect choice to help busy nursing students master all the fundamental nursing principles in less time! This new 8th edition contains the nursing principles, concepts, skills, and easy-to-follow format that nursing students have come to love about Potter and Perry’s Basic Nursing — all updated with the latest information, visuals, and learning features. Plus, this reinvigorated Essentials text is streamlined and re-designed to work better with the rest of your books. It also comes with a wide array of online learning tools (free with book purchase) to help you master the important nursing concepts and skills with ease.
- Progressive case studies are introduced at the beginning of the chapter and are then used to tie together the care plan, concept map, clinical decision-making exercises, and QSEN scenarios.
- Safety guidelines for nursing skills sections precede each skills section to help you focus on safe and effective skills performance.
- Nursing skills at the end of each chapter feature full-bleed coloring on the edge of the page to make them easy to locate.
- UNIQUE! Clinical Decision-Making exercises coordinate directly with the progressive case study presented in the chapter.
- Focused Patient Assessment tables include actual questions to help you learn how to effectively phrase questions to patients as well as target physical assessment techniques.
- Evaluation boxes bring everything together after nursing interventions have been implemented.
- Patient Teaching boxes help you plan effective teaching by first identifying an outcome, then developing strategies on how to teach, and finally, implementing measures to evaluate learning.
- Care of the Older Adult boxes highlight key aspects of nursing assessment and care for this growing population.
UNIT 1: CONCEPTS IN NURSING
1. Professional Nursing NEW!
2. Health and Wellness
3. The Health Care Delivery System
4. Community-Based Nursing Practice
5. Legal Principles in Nursing
7. Evidence-Based Practice
UNIT 2: PROCESSES IN NURSING CARE
8. Critical Thinking
9. Nursing Process
10. Informatics and Documentation
12. Patient Education
13. Managing Patient Care
UNIT 3: NURSING PRACTICE FOUNDATIONS
14. Infection Control
15. Vital Signs
16. Health Assessment and Physical Examination
17. Administering Medications
18. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balances
UNIT 4: PROMOTING PSYCHOSOCIAL HEALTH
19. Caring in Nursing Practice
20. Cultural Awareness
21. Spiritual Health
22. Growth and Development
23. Self-Concept and Sexuality
24. Family in Nursing
25. Stress and Coping
26. Loss and Grief
UNIT 5: PROMOTING PHYSICAL HEALTH
27. Exercise and Activity
32. Pain Management
34. Urinary Elimination
35. Bowel Elimination
37. Skin and Wound Care
38. Sensory Alterations
39. Surgical Patient
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- 27th March 2014
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Patricia A. Potter, RN, MSN, PhD, FAAN, Director of Research, Patient Care Services Barnes-Jewish Hospital St. Louis, MO
Director of Research, Patient Care Services Barnes-Jewish Hospital St. Louis, MO
Anne Griffin Perry, RN, EdD, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Nursing, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
Professor and Associate Dean, School of Nursing, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
Patricia Stockert, RN, BSN, MS, PhD, President of the College, Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing, Peoria, IL
President of the College, Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing, Peoria, IL
Amy Hall, RN, BSN, MS, PhD, CNE, Dean, School of Nursing, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Chair and White Family Endowed Professor of Nursing, Dunigan Family Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Evansville, Evansville, IN