Fundamentals of Nursing / Edition 2

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Your students need to begin thinking like nurses from the moment they walk into your program. Authors Judith Wilkinson and Karen Van Leuven help them with a fresh new approach to teaching Fundamentals of Nursing with their innovative two-volume presentation. Volume 1: Theory, Concepts, and Applications Toward Thinking Like a NurseTheories on learning have shown that students learn better if they can see how the content will be useful to them. They understand better when presented with something concrete in addition to tackling the abstract definitions and theory. Volume 1 emphasizes the relationship between theoretical knowledge and practical knowledge to encourage each of your students to think like a nurse. This approach allows you to emphasize either theory or practice as it suits you and your students.Each chapter starts with Learning Outcomes - a checklist of what your students should know once they've completed the chapter.Meet Your Patient, also at the opening of each chapter, introduces your students to the patient they will follow and whose experiences illustrate the principles presented throughout the chapter, thus capturing their interest with real-life scenarios.Chapters are divided into two sections. Theoretical Knowledge - Knowing Why and Practical Knowledge - Knowing How reflect how information is communicated in real life and enable your students to focus on just the "why" or the "how." This is where the text's conversational tone is truly evident - the authors sound as if they are talking to your students rather than lecturing them. Headings (often phrased as questions that highlight students' concerns about the information), bulleted lists, boxes, and figures break up the text and make it more visually engaging.Care Plans are diagramed for visual learning as Care Maps. Links That Help Your Students Think Like NursesThe didactic material that you'll cover in your classroom is contained in Volume 1: Theory, Concepts and Applications. The content of this volume is systematically linked to Volume 2: Thinking and Doing in which the critical thinking introduced in Volume 1 continues to be applied, this time to a single unifying case study, to chapter content, and to the clinical procedures that are the core of Volume 2. Icons meticulously incorporated throughout the text indicate cross references between the "theory, concepts, and applications" in Volume 1 and the "thinking and doing" in Volume 2.Critical Thinking questions ask your students to apply what they've just learned to the patient introduced earlier in the chapter, to a new patient, or to their own lives.Chapters include Knowledge Checks, questions designed to allow your students to check their recall of the material they've just read and that are cross referenced to the corresponding answers on the Electronic Study Guide on CD-ROM. Toward Evidence Based Practice boxes describe important research that applies to the topic at hand and ask your students to consider higher cognitive level questions about the study or studies. Suggested responses appear on the Electronic Study Guide.Includes care plans in both conventional and concept mapping formats that incorporate NIC and NOC as well as NANDA.Boxes that focus on Home Care, Teaching for Self Care, Complementary and Alternative Modalities (CAM), and Critical Aspects of Procedures link Volume 1 with the full-scale procedures presented in Volume 2. Volume 2: Thinking and DoingToward Performing Like a NurseEverything your students need for learning procedures in clinical or skills lab is in Volume 2. This is incredibly convenient for your students because there is no need to carry the didactic material in Volume 1 to the lab or to carry the applications-based content in Volume 2 to lecture-type classes. Nor will your students have to wade through the text-heavy content, boxes, and tables to follow the "think and do" procedures in the lab as presented in other Fundamentals texts. Electronic Study GuideVolume 1 includes an Electronic Study Guide on CD-ROM which provides interactive learning activities and supplemental information typically found in student study guides at the student's fingertips for every chapter. (It is the equivalent of a 500-page student workbook, FREE!) The ESG allows students to set their own pace for learning and independent study, but also provides materials that can be submitted for review/grading by the instructor. Consistent with the book's appeal across a range of learning styles, the ESG provides for every chapter:Learning OutcomesSupplemental MaterialsKnowledge Check Response SheetCritical Thinking Response Sheet (for the questions in Volume 1) Thinking Critically About...Response Sheet (for the exercises Volume 2) Mastery ExercisesKnowledge Checks AnswersMastery Exercises AnswersToward Evidence Based Practice Suggested Responses Reading More About ... (suggested readings)Resources for Health ProfessionalsBonus Chapter on the Canadian Health Care Delivery System (with all the aforementioned bulleted features) Volume 1: Theory, Concepts, and ApplicationsISBN-13: 978-0-8036-1197-9; ISBN-10: 0-8036-1197-81089 pages, hard cover, full-colorIncludes the Electronic Study Guide CD (the equivalent of a 500-page student workbook, FREE!)Volume 2: Thinking and DoingISBN-13: 978-0-8036-1198-6; ISBN-10: 0-8036-1198-61024 pages, soft cover, full-colorAlso:Procedure Checklists for Fundamentals of NursingISBN-13: 978-0-8036-1473-4; ISBN-10: 0-8036-1473-X320 pages, soft cover, perforated, 3-hole punchedAbout $19.95 (This is a separate print version as a convenience for you and your students. Its content is also available on the Electronic Study Guide and on the Instructor's Resource Disk.) Volume 1: Theory, Concepts and Applications contains the material you'll cover in your classroom. It stresses knowledge mastery, critical thinking, evidence-based practice, and is case based. The content of this volume, as well as the Electronic Study Guide on CD-ROM packaged with it, is meticulously cross referenced to Volume 2: Thinking and Doing in which the critical thinking introduced in Volume 1 is applied to clinical procedures, and which uses a multi-generational, multi-cultural family as the basis for a case study threaded through Volume 2. This approach best suits the way you teach-and no other textbook has it! Each chapter in Volume 2 begins with an Overview of the Volume 1 chapter, to refresh your students' memory of the content. Thinking Critically About is a set of exercises that require students to use the information they learned in Volume 1. A summary of critical thinking steps is presented in the back of this volume for easy reference by students.A unique feature of Volume 2 is the extended case study, Caring for the Garcias, which illustrates and integrates content throughout the whole volume. The Garcia family and their friends and colleagues allow your students to see the human costs and benefits of the procedures they are learning. Each Procedure is presented step by step, with rationales interspersed so your students better understand real-world practice. Core procedures as well as variants and alternatives are described. Every procedure is appropriately illustrated with photographs, and equipment, delegation, assessments, evaluation, documentation, home care, and patient teaching are all addressed throughout. Each chapter concludes with What Are the Main Points in This Chapter, a summary of the most essential concepts that students should retain. Knowledge Maps diagram the content in the non-procedural chapters.Universal procedure steps are presented on the inside back cover of Volume 2, and every procedure begins with a restatement of the critical aspects of the procedure as also shown in Volume 1. For chapters that don't have any procedures, there is a knowledge map - a concept map version of the corresponding chapter's Volume 1 content. Selected chapters also have:Knowledge Map (concept map version of the chapter content)Care Plan (supplemental to what's in the book)Care Map (concept map version of the care plan)Additionally, outside the chapter structure, the Electronic Study Guide contains: Procedure ChecklistsSelected heart, lung, bowel, and vascular sounds, including blood pressure Tutor Test Bank for students (over 200 items-no overlap with instructors' test bank-can be used to self-assess as well as test)Dosage CalculatorGlossary"Help" file Money Saving Packages!Available June 2010 Text packagesText & DVD packages KNOWING WHAT AND WHY!Theory, Concepts and Applications Volume 1An incredible range of learning toolshelps your students retain and apply theinformation presented.KNOWING HOW!Thinking and Doing Volume 2Every chapter in Volume 1 has a correspondingchapter in Volume 2. Here you ll findeverything your students need for learningprocedures in the clinical or skills lab.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803614710
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 6/28/2006
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1440
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 3.20 (d)

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