Essentials for Nursing Practice - 9th Edition - ISBN: 9780323481847, 9780323554718

Essentials for Nursing Practice

9th Edition

Authors: Patricia Potter Anne Perry Patricia Stockert Amy Hall
Paperback ISBN: 9780323481847
eBook ISBN: 9780323554718
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 8th March 2018
Page Count: 1296
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Description

Get a solid foundation in essential nursing principles, concepts, and skills! Essentials for Nursing Practice, 9th Edition combines everything you need from your fundamentals course and streamlines it into a format that’s perfect for busy nursing students. The ninth edition retains many classic features, including chapter case studies, procedural guidelines, and special considerations for various age groups, along with new content including a chapter on Complementary and Alternative Therapies, interactive clinical case studies on Evolve, a new Reflective Learning section, and QSEN activities to encourage active learning. Thoroughly reviewed by nursing clinical experts and educators, this new edition ensures you learn nursing Essentials with the most accurate, up-to-date, and easy-to-understand book on the market.

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, and clinical decision-making exercises.
  • 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.
  • Nursing skills at the end of each chapter feature full-bleed coloring on the edge of the page to make them easy to locate.
  • Safety guidelines for nursing skills sections precede each skills section to help you focus on safe and effective skills performance.
  • Detailed care plans in the text and on Evolve demonstrate the application of the 5-step nursing process to individual patient problems to help you understand how a plan is developed and how to evaluate care.
  • Unexpected outcomes and related interventions for skills alert you to possible problems and appropriate nursing action.
  • 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.
  • Key points neatly summarize the most important content for each chapter to help you review and evaluate learning.
  • Evidence-Based Practice boxes include a PICO question, summary of the results of a research study, and a F description of how the study has affected nursing practice — in every chapter.
  • Patient-Centered Care boxes address racial and ethnic diversity along with the cultural differences that impact socioeconomic status, values, geography, and religion.
  • 65 Skills and procedural guidelines provid

Table of Contents

  1. Professional Nursing
    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
    8. Critical Thinking
    9. Nursing Process
    10. Informatics and Documentation
    11. Communication
    12. Patient Education
    13. Managing Patient Care
    14. Infection Prevention and Control
    15. Vital Signs
    16. Health Assessment and Physical Examination
    17. Medication Administration
    18. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balances
    19. NEW! Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Therapies
    20. Caring in Nursing Practice
    21. Cultural Competence
    22. Spiritual Health
    23. Growth and Development
    24. Self-Concept and Sexuality
    25. Family Dynamics
    26. Stress and Coping
    27. Loss and Grief
    28. Activity and Exercise
    29. Immobility
    30. Safety
    31. Hygiene
    32. Oxygenation
    33. Sleep
    34. Pain Management
    35. Nutrition
    36. Urinary Elimination
    37. Bowel Elimination
    38. Skin Integrity and Wound Care
    39. Sensory Perceptions
    40. Surgical Patient

Details

No. of pages:
1296
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2019
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Paperback ISBN:
9780323481847
eBook ISBN:
9780323554718

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, Dean, School of Nursing, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Affiliations and Expertise

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