Study Guide for Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing

4th Edition

Authors:

  • Patricia Williams
  • Susan deWit
  • Key Features

    • Steps to Better Communication sections in each chapter include a vocabulary building glossary, NCLEX exam-style completion exercises, grammar and pronunciation exercises, and cultural issues.
    • Review Questions for the NCLEX-PN Examination include multiple-choice and alternate-format questions related to content in the textbook.
    • Clinical Situations ask you to apply key concepts to nursing practice.
    • Setting Priorities questions ask you to rank tasks in order of importance — prioritization is one of the most important skills in nursing.
    • Application of the Nursing Process questions help you make the connection between the nursing process and real-world patient care.
    • Text page references make it easy to locate answers in the textbook.
    • To the Student instructions provide study hints to ESL and non-ESL students.

    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. 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
    34. Administering Oral, Topical, and I

    Details

    No. of pages:
    544
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2014
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Saunders
    Print ISBN:
    9781455708451
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780323369978