Foundations of Nursing / Edition 3

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FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING, 3E provides updated and comprehensive information necessary to successfully complete a practical or vocational nursing curriculum, including basic nursing, adult health nursing and material and pediatric nursing. This book is an excellent introduction to the field of nursing and covers the health care system, communication, nursing processes, and client teaching, as well as current topics such as HIPAA and bioterrorism. The section on adult health nursing follows the Nursing Process format, while the clinical chapters include Nursing Management sections for each disorder, emphasizing the nurse's role in providing competent client care. In addition, Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) and Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) have been identified in each Nursing Care Plan. Each chapter contains a Case Study with critical thinking questions designed to assist the reader through the nursing process and to develop a customized plan of care for the client in the scenario. Prenatal care, complications of pregnancy, birth, postpartum care, and newborn care, in addition to childrearing from birth through 18 years of age are covered in the maternal and pediatric section. NCLEX style questions have been added to each chapter to encourage mastery of concepts. Numerous special features make this an engaging, reader-friendly text. The exciting new StudyWARE™ CD-ROM that comes with the text provides interactive games, quizzes, activities, animations, and videoclips to enrich the learning experience.

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Reviewer: Mary Allen Carey, PhD (University of Oklahoma College of Nursing)
Description: This fully updated second edition offers information to support a comprehensive curriculum with fundamental content in basic nursing, adult health nursing, maternal and pediatric nursing.
Purpose: The purpose is to present introductory content to beginning students in a program preparing registered nurses. This is a very worthy objective that the author has met.
Audience: The intended audience includes nursing students and educators who teach the fundamentals of nursing. The author is a credible authority.
Features: The introductory material includes such topics as the healthcare system, communication, nursing processes, and client teaching. Current topics such as HIPAA, West Nile virus, SARS and bioterrorism are covered. The adult health nursing section follows the standard nursing process. The clinical chapters have been revised to include nursing management sections for each disorder. Nursing outcomes classification (NOC) and nursing interventions classification (NIC) gave been identified in each nursing care plan. A case study is included in selected chapters and uses critical thinking questions to assist the user through the nursing process and to develop a customized plan of care for the client in the scenario. The new maternal and pediatric section covers topics such as prenatal care complications of pregnancy, birth, postpartum care, and newborn care. Childrearing is covered from birth through 18 years of age.
Assessment: The publishers describe numerous features, including having all procedures begin with an overview linking the procedure to text content. Then all equipment needed is listed followed by a link to the nursing process to outline all details of the procedure. Photographs and illustrations support the presentation. The quality of the presentation is high.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781428317734
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/25/2010
  • Edition description: Book & CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1953
  • Sales rank: 1,399,288
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 2.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Lois Elain Wacker White earned a diploma in nursing from Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Springfield, Illinois; an Associate degree in Science from Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas A & I University—Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas; a Master of Science in Education from Corpus Christi State University, Corpus Christi, Texas; and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in education administration—community college from the University of Texas, Austin, Texas. She has taught at Del Mar college, Corpus Christi, Texas, in both the Associate Degree Nursing program and the Vocational Nursing program. For 14 years she was also chairperson of the Department of Vocational Nurse Education. Dr. White has taught fundamentals of nursing, mental health/mental illness, medical-surgical nursing, and maternal/newborn nursing. Her professional career has also included 15 years of clinical practice. Dr. White has served on the Nursing Education Advisory Committee of the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas and the Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners, which developed competencies expected of graduates for each level of nursing. She maintains membership in the Texas Association of Vocational Nurse Educators, Sigma Theta Tau, American Nurses Association, and the National League for Nursing.

Working as an RN for 36 years as a clinician and educator has equipped Gena with a wide range of nursing experiences and varied skills to meet the educational needs of today's students. She has a MSEd and MSN. During her professional career, Gena served as a staff nurse, assistant head nurse of a medical-surgical unit, continuing education instructor, associate professor in an LPN, LPN-RN, and ADN program, and director of an associate degree nursing program. She has taught LPN, ADN, BSN, and MSN nursing students. As a faculty member she taught many nursing courses and served on a statewide curriculum committee for a state college. As director of an associate degree nursing program, she was instrumental in starting and obtaining state board approval of an LPN-RN nursing program. She also assisted with the development of an associate degree program in a state college. Her master's research thesis was titled, An Investigation of Learning Styles of Practical and Baccalaureate Students. The results of the study are published in the Journal of Nursing Education. She has co-authored six textbooks, two foundations of nursing texts, two medical-surgical textbooks, a foundations of maternal and pediatric nursing, and a transitions text for LPN to RN students. Gena presented the topic Clinical Practicum: Ready or Not, at the Health Occupations Students of America 2010 Education Symposium. She has been an active member of Sigma Theta Tau.

Wendy Baumle earned a bachelor of science in nursing from The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, and a master's degree in nursing from The Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio. She has taught at Lutheran College, Fort Wayne, Indiana; James. A. Rhodes State College, in Lima, Ohio; and at Northwest State Community College, Archbold, Ohio. With 20 years as a clinician, educator, school district health coordinator, and academician, Wendy has taught advanced standing LPN to RN transition, nursing theory, fundamentals of nursing, medical-surgical nursing, pediatrics, obstetrics, pharmacology, anatomy and physiology, and ethics in healthcare in practical nursing, associate nursing, and advanced standing transition degree programs. She has membership in a number of professional nursing organizations, such as Sigma Theta Tau, the American Nurses Association, the National League for Nursing, and the Ohio Nurses Association. Currently, Wendy is a nursing instructor at Northwest State Community College in Ohio.

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Table of Contents

Unit 1. Foundations. 1. Student Nurse Skills for Success. 2. Holistic Care. 3. Nursing History, Education, and Organizations. 4. Legal and Ethical Responsibilities. Unit 2 - The Health Care Environment. 5. The Health Care Delivery System 6. Arenas of Care. Unit 3 - Communication. 7. Communication. 8. Client Teaching. 9. Nursing Process/Documentation/Informatics. Unit 4 - Developmental and Psychosocial Concerns. 10. Lifespan Development. 11. Cultural Considerations. 12. Stress, Adaptation, and Anxiety. 13. Loss, Grief, and Death. Unit 5 - Health Promotion. 14. Wellness Concepts. 15. Self-concept (NEW). 16. Spirituality (NEW). 17. Complementary/Alternative Therapies. 18. Basic Nutrition. 19. Rest and Sleep. 20. Safety/Hygiene. Unit 6 - Infection Control. 21. Infection Control/Asepsis. 22. Standard Precautions and Isolation. 23 . Bioterrorism (NEW). Unit 7 - Fundamental Nursing Care. 24. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance. 25. Medication Administration and IV Therapy. 26. Assessment. 27. Pain Management. 28. Diagnostic Tests. Unit 8 - Nursing Procedures. 29. Basic Procedures. 30. Intermediate Procedures 31. Advanced Procedures Unit 9. Essential Concepts. 32. Anesthesia. 33. Surgery. 34. Oncology. Unit 10 Nursing Care of the Client: Oxygenation and Perfusion. 35. Respiratory System. 36. Cardiovascular System. 37. Hematologic and Lymphatic Systems. Unit 11. Nursing Care of the Client: Digestion and Elimination. 38. Gastrointestinal System. 39. Urinary System. Unit 12. Nursing Care of the Client: Mobility, Coordination, and Regulation. 40. Musculoskeletal System. 41. Neurological System. 42. Sensory System. 43. Endocrine System. Unit 13. Nursing Care of the Client: Reproductive and Sexual Health. 44. Reproductive System. 45. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Unit 14. Nursing Care of the Client: Body Defenses. 46. Integumentary System. 47. Immune System. Unit 15. Nursing Care of the Client: Physical and Mental Integrity. 48. Mental Illness. 49. Substance Abuse. Unit 16. Nursing Care of the Client: Older Adult 50. The Older Adult. Unit 17. Nursing Care of the Client: Health Care in the Community. 51. Rehabilitation, Home Health, Long-Term Care and Hospice. Unit 18. Applications. 52. Responding to Emergencies. 53. Integration. Section III. Maternal & Pediatric Nursing. 54. Prenatal Care. 55. Complications of Pregnancy. 56. The Birth Process. 57. Postpartum Care. 58. Newborn Care. 59. Basics of Pediatric Care. 60. Infants with Special Needs. 61. Common Childhood Disorders. Appendix A. NANDA Nursing Diagnoses 2009-2011. Appendix B. Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule. Appendix C. Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Symbols. Appendix D. English/Spanish Words and Phrases. Glossary. Index.

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