Essentials for Nursing Practice - 8th Edition - ISBN: 9780323112024, 9780323112543

Essentials for Nursing Practice

8th Edition

Authors: Patricia Potter Anne Perry Patricia Stockert Amy Hall
eBook ISBN: 9780323112543
eBook ISBN: 9780323188814
Paperback ISBN: 9780323112024
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 27th March 2014
Page Count: 1248
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Description

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.

Key Features

  • 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.

Table of Contents


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
6. Ethics
7. Evidence-Based Practice

UNIT 2: PROCESSES IN NURSING CARE
  
8. Critical Thinking
9. Nursing Process
10. Informatics and Documentation
11. Communication
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
28. Safety
29. Hygiene
30. Oxygenation
31. Sleep
32. Pain Management
33. Nutrition
34. Urinary Elimination
35. Bowel Elimination
36. Immobility
37. Skin and Wound Care
38. Sensory Alterations
39. Surgical Patient

Details

No. of pages:
1248
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Mosby 2015
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
eBook ISBN:
9780323112543
eBook ISBN:
9780323188814
Paperback ISBN:
9780323112024

About the Author

Patricia Potter

Patricia A. Potter, RN, MSN, PhD, FAAN, Director of Research, Patient Care Services Barnes-Jewish Hospital St. Louis, MO

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Research, Patient Care Services Barnes-Jewish Hospital St. Louis, MO

Anne Perry

Anne Griffin Perry, RN, EdD, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Nursing, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Associate Dean, School of Nursing, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL

Patricia Stockert

Patricia Stockert, RN, BSN, MS, PhD, President of the College, Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing, Peoria, IL

Affiliations and Expertise

President of the College, Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing, Peoria, IL

Amy Hall

Amy Hall, RN, BSN, MS, PhD, CNE, Chair and White Family Endowed Professor of Nursing, Dunigan Family Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Evansville, Evansville, IN

Affiliations and Expertise

Chair and White Family Endowed Professor of Nursing, Dunigan Family Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Evansville, Evansville, IN