Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing / Edition 3

Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing / Edition 3

by Patricia A. Williams
     
 

The first edition of Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing rapidly became the textbook of choice for both students and instructors. By providing just the right level of coverage of the fundamental concepts and skills for the LPN/LVN student, combined with a superior teaching and learning package, this new edition will continue to be the textbook of choice for… See more details below

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The first edition of Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing rapidly became the textbook of choice for both students and instructors. By providing just the right level of coverage of the fundamental concepts and skills for the LPN/LVN student, combined with a superior teaching and learning package, this new edition will continue to be the textbook of choice for many years to come!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416052289
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
10/17/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
992
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents

1Nursing and the health care system1
2Concepts of health, illness, and health promotion11
3Legal and ethical aspects of nursing26
4Overview of the nursing process and critical thinking43
5Assessment, nursing diagnosis, and planning51
6Implementation and evaluation70
7Documentation of nursing care81
8Communication and the nurse-patient relationship99
9Patient teaching for health promotion113
10Delegation, leadership, and management120
11Growth and development : infancy through adolescence129
12Adulthood and the family148
13Promoting healthy adaptation to aging159
14Cultural and spiritual aspects of patient care168
15Loss, grief, and the dying patient182
16Infection, protective mechanisms, and asepsis197
17Infection control in the hospital and home222
18Lifting, moving, and positioning patients244
19Assisting with hygiene, personal care, skin care, and the prevention of pressure ulcers274
20Patient environment and safety301
21Measuring vital signs323
22Assessing health status355
23Admitting, transferring, and discharging patients379
24Diagnostic tests and specimen collection389
25Fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance419
26Concepts of basic nutrition and cultural considerations440
27Diet therapy and assisted feeding466
28Assisting with respiration and oxygen delivery491
29Promoting urinary elimination527
30Promoting bowel elimination561
31Pain, comfort, and sleep583
32Complementary and alternative therapies604
33Pharmacology and preparation for drug administration612
34Administering oral, topical, and inhalant medications633
35Administering intradermal, subcutaneous, and intramuscular injections664
36Administering intravenous solutions and medications694
37Care of the surgical patient726
38Providing wound care and treating pressure ulcers754
39Promoting musculoskeletal function784
40Common physical care problems of the elderly811
41Common psychosocial care problems of the elderly823
App. 1NAPNES standards of practice for licensed practical/vocational nurses and NAPNES code for ethics834
App. 2Standard steps for all nursing procedures835
App. 3Standard precautions837
App. 4Most common laboratory test values839
App. 5Therapeutic diets849
App. 6Medical terminology855
App. 7Helpful phrases for communicating in Spanish861

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