Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing - 4th Edition

Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing

4th Edition

Authors: Susan deWit Patricia Williams Patricia Williams
Imprint: Saunders

Description

Part of the popular LPN Threads series, this market-leading text features an easy-to-follow writing style and organization to teach you the concepts and skills you need to know to practice nursing in a variety of care settings. This new edition offers in-depth discussion of QSEN competencies, rationales for the NCLEX-PN review questions, and new icons to point out the most current evidence-based information.

Key Features

  • 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.
  • Easy-to-follow reading level and text organization presents information from simple to most complex.
  • Think Critically boxes help you synthesize information and apply concepts beyond the scope of the chapter.
  • Cultural Considerations related to biocultural variations as well as health promotion for specific ethnic groups demonstrate how to provide culturally competent care.
  • Elder Care Points highlight changes that occur with aging and how they affect nursing care.
  • Home Care boxes highlight the necessary adaptations of nursing skills and techniques for the patient in the home care setting.

Table of Contents

Unit One: Introduction to Nursing and the Health Care System
1. Nursing and the Health Care System
2. Concepts of Health, Illness, and Health Promotion
3. Legal and Ethical Aspects of Nursing

Unit Two: The Nursing Process
4. Overview of the Nursing Process and Critical Thinking
5. Assessment, Nursing Diagnosis, and Planning
6. Implementation and Evaluation

Unit Three: Communication in Nursing
7. Documentation of Nursing Care
8. Communication and the Nurse-Patient Relationship
9. Patient Teaching
10. Delegation, Leadership, and Management

Unit Four: Developmental, Psychosocial, and Cultural Considerations
11. Growth and Development: Infancy Through Adolescence
12. Adulthood and the Family
13. Promoting Healthy Adaptation to Aging
14. Cultural and Spiritual Aspects of Patient Care
15. Loss, Grief, and the Dying Patient

Unit Five: Basic Nursing Skills
16. Infection Prevention and Control: Protective Mechanisms and Asepsis
17. Infection Prevention and Control in the Hospital and Home
18. Lifting, Moving, and Positioning Patients
19. Assisting with Hygiene, Personal Care, Skin Care, and the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers
20. Patient Environment and Safety
21. Measuring Vital Signs
22. Assessing Health Status
23. Admitting, Transferring, and Discharging Patients
24. Diagnostic Tests and Specimen Collection

Unit Six: Meeting Basic Physiologic Needs
25. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance
26. Concepts of Basic Nutrition and Cultural Considerations
27. Diet Therapy and Assisted Feeding
28. Assisting with Respiration and Oxygen Delivery
29. Promoting Urinary Elimination
30. Promoting Bowel Elimination
31. Pain, Comfort and Sleep
32. Complementary and Alternative Therapies

Unit Seven: Medication Administration
33. Pharmacology and Preparation for Drug Administration
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Details

Language:
English
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9781455759286
eBook ISBN:
9780323293204
eBook ISBN:
9781455777464
Paperback ISBN:
9781437727463

About the Author

Susan deWit

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly, Instructor of Nursing, El Centro College, Dallas, TX; and Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA

Patricia Williams

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly, Nursing Educator University of California Medical Center San Francisco, California; Alumnus, iSAGE Mini Fellowship Program Successful Aging Project Stanford University Medical School Stanford, California

Patricia Williams

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly, Nursing Educator University of California Medical Center San Francisco, California; Alumnus, iSAGE Mini Fellowship Program Successful Aging Project Stanford University Medical School Stanford, California