Clinical Handbook for Kozier and Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing: Concepts, Process, and Practice / Edition 8

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Overview

Fundamentals of Nursing, 8/E presents the fundamentals of nursing care within the framework of the nursing process. This corresponding Clinical Handbook is the perfect companion resource to Kozier, Fundamentals of Nursing, 8 e/. It is ideal for quick reference or for use during clinical. An accessible writing style presents all the material essential for mastery.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131889330
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 5/11/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 4.01 (w) x 6.98 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Table of Contents


Preface     viii
Introduction     ix
Reviewers     xvii
Fundamental Nursing
Components of the Nursing Process     2
Aspects of Delegation     4
Communication Guidelines     7
Assessment and Diagnosis
Nursing Health History     18
Methods of Examining     24
Vital Signs     26
Physical Health Examination     31
Nursing Diagnoses     57
Planning and Implementation
Safety Guidelines     66
Clinical Guidelines     72
Fluid and Electrolyte Balance     72
Individualizing Care for Clients with Pain     78
Respiratory Function     81
Tube Feedings     85
Urinary Elimination     89
Fecal Elimination     93
Pressure Areas     96
Healing Wounds     104
Postoperative Period     106
Teaching and Learning Guidelines     110
Medications     116
Documentation and Evaluation
Charting Guidelines     130
SOAP Format     133
Evaluation     136
Quick Reference
Standard Precautions and Infection Control Strategies     140
Common Abbreviations and "Do Not Use" Abbreviations     148
Medical Terminology: Root Words, Prefixes, and Suffixes     152
Weight and Volume Conversions and Equivalents     159
Laboratory Values     161
Table A: Complete Blood Count with Clinical Implications     162
Table B: Common Blood Chemistry Tests with Clinical Implications     167
Table C: Serum Electrolytes     174
Table D: Arterial Blood Gases     177
Table E: Urine Chemistry     178
Common Diagnostic Studies     183
Nursing Interventions for Endoscopic Examinations     135
Studies of the Gastrointestinal Tract     190
Studies of the Gallbladder and Bile Ducts     192
Radiographic Studies: Intravenous Pyelography, Angiography, Myelography     195
Key Information about Vitamins     198
Key Information about Minerals     203
Key Information about Trace Minerals     205
Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunizations, 2006     208
Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule-United States, 2006-2007     209
Glossary     211
Index     245
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