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Fundamentals of Nursing / Edition 7
     

Fundamentals of Nursing / Edition 7

by Patricia A. Potter, Anne Griffin Perry
 

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ISBN-10: 0323067840

ISBN-13: 9780323067843

Pub. Date: 12/19/2008

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Continuing its tradition of comprehensive coverage of fundamental nursing principles, precise step-by-step procedures, and five-step nursing process framework, the fifth edition of FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING is thoroughly revised and updated to address the latest changes in practice. New topics include community based nursing, alternative therapies, caring, and

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Continuing its tradition of comprehensive coverage of fundamental nursing principles, precise step-by-step procedures, and five-step nursing process framework, the fifth edition of FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING is thoroughly revised and updated to address the latest changes in practice. New topics include community based nursing, alternative therapies, caring, and delegation. A new, innovative four-dimensional critical thinking model demonstrates the ongoing assimilation of knowledge and information comprising critical thinking and its relationship to the nursing process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323067843
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
12/19/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1824
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

Unit IThe Client and the Health Care Environment
1Nursing Today1
2Health Care Delivery System26
3Community-Based Nursing Practice46
4Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice60
5Nursing Research as a Basis for Practice73
Unit IICaring Throughout the Life Span
6Health and Wellness89
7Caring in Nursing Practice106
8Culture and Ethnicity118
9Caring for Families139
10Developmental Theories155
11Conception Through Adolescence171
12Young to Middle Adult216
13Older Adult234
Unit IIICritical Thinking in Nursing Practice
14Critical Thinking in Nursing Practice260
15Nursing Assessment277
16Nursing Diagnosis299
17Planning Nursing Care317
18Implementing Nursing Care339
19Evaluation354
20Managing Client Care370
Unit IVProfessional Standards in Nursing Practice
21Ethics and Values388
22Legal Implications in Nursing Practice405
23Communication423
24Client Education448
25Documentation476
Unit VPsychosocial Basis for Nursing Practice
26Self-Concept500
27Sexuality522
28Spiritual Health543
29The Experience of Loss, Death, and Grief567
30Stress and Coping595
Unit VIScientific Basis for Nursing Practice
31Vital Signs617
32Heath Assessment and Physical Examination671
33Infection Control722
34Medication Administration821
35Complementary and Alternative Therapies910
Unit VIIBasic Human Needs
36Activity and Exercise929
37Client Safety959
38Hygiene1001
39Oxygenation1066
40Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balances1134
41Sleep1198
42Comfort1228
43Nutrition1271
44Urinary Elimination1322
45Bowel Elimination1373
Unit VIIIClients With Special Needs
46Mobility and Immobility1420
47Skin Integrity and Wound Care1482
48Sensory Alteration1565
49Care of Surgical Clients1593

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