Key Features

  • Chapter review questions include matching, short answer, multiple choice, and true/false questions to provide evaluation and test-taking practice.
  • Skills performance checklists help you measure your mastery of important nursing procedures.
  • Each chapter includes a case study with related questions allowing you to apply what you’ve learned.
  • Instructions for creating and using study charts assist you in organizing the material and reviewing key concepts.
  • Study group questions make it easier for you to review material with your peers.

Table of Contents

Unit One: Concepts in Nursing

1. Health and Wellness

2. The Health Care Delivery System

3. Community-Based Nursing Practice

4. Legal Principles in Nursing

5. Ethics

6. Evidence-Based Practice

Unit Two: Processes in Nursing Care

7. Critical Thinking

8. Nursing Process

9. Informatics and Documentation

10. Communication

11. Patient Education

12. Managing Patient Care

Unit Three: Essentials for Nursing Practice

13. Infection Prevention and Control

14. Vital Signs

15. Health Assessment and Physical Examination

16. Administering Medications

17. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balances

Unit Four: Promoting Psychosocial Health

18. Caring in Nursing Practice

19. Cultural Diversity

20. Spiritual Health

21. Growth and Development

22. Self-Concept and Sexuality

23. Family Context in Nursing

24. Stress and Coping

25. Loss and Grief

Unit Five: Promoting Physical Health

26. Exercise and Activity

27. Safety

28. Hygiene

29. Oxygenation

30. Sleep

31. Pain Management

32. Nutrition

33. Urinary Elimination

34. Bowel Elimination

35. Immobility

36. Skin and Wound Care

37. Sensory Alterations

38. Surgical Patient


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