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Fundamentals of Nursing: Standards and Practice, third edition, highlights the core themes for the introductory nursing student, including nurse, person, health, and environment. This text provides comprehensive coverage of fundamental nursing concepts, skills, and standards of practice that challenge you to learn and apply critical thinking skills for culturally diverse populations in a variety of environments. Research, evidence-based practice, and emerging practice issues are highlighted to help you prepare for delivering care across a continuum of settings.
The book contains color illustrations.
Key Features: A complete chapter devoted to the life cycle combines growth and development concepts from infancy through senescence, so students will connect the growth and development concepts as flowing and connected rather than as a separate cycle of steps. A complete chapter on quality management of health care to encourage students to develop this awareness early on. Innovative features such as Think About It, Ask Yourself, nursing checklists, nursing tips, and alerts stimulate critical thinking, technical expertise, and self-reflection. An extensive teaching/learning package is available, including an annotated instructor's edition, classroom manager, computerized testbank and printed testbank, a CD-ROM image library, and full color transparencies.
UNIT I: NURSINGS PERSPECTIVE: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE Ch. 1 Evolution of Nursing and Nursing Education Ch. 2 Nursing Theory Ch. 3 Research and Evidence Based Practice Ch. 4 Health Care Delivery, Quality, and Continuum of Care UNIT II: NURSING PROCESS: THE STANDARD OF CARE Ch. 5 Critical Thinking, Decision Making, and Nursing Process Ch. 6 Assessment Ch. 7 Nursing Diagnosis Ch. 8 Planning and Outcome Identification Ch. 9 Implementation Ch. 10 Evaluation UNIT III: PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY Ch. 11 Leadership, Delegation, and Change Ch. 12 Legal and Ethical Responsibilities Ch. 13 Documentation and Informatics UNIT 1V: PROMOTING CLIENT HEALTH Ch. 14 Nursing, Healing, and Caring Ch. 15 Communication Ch. 16 Health and Wellness Promotion Ch. 17 Individual, Family, and Community as Client Ch. 18 The Life Cycle Ch. 19 The Older Client Ch. 20 Cultural Diversity Ch. 21 Client Education UNIT V: RESPONDING TO BASIC PSYCHOSOCIAL NEEDS Ch. 22 Self Concept Ch. 23 Stress, Anxiety, and Adaptation Ch. 24 Spirituality Ch. 25 Loss and Grief UNIT VI: RESPONDING TO BASIC PHYSIOLOGICAL NEEDS Ch. 26 Vital Signs Ch. 27 Physical Assessment Ch. 28 Diagnostic Testing Ch. 29 Safety, Infection Control, and Hygiene Ch. 30 Medication Administration Ch. 31 Complementary/Alternative Modalities Ch. 32 Oxygenation Ch. 33 Fluid and Electrolytes Ch. 34 Nutrition Ch. 35 Comfort and Sleep Ch. 36 Mobility Ch. 37 Skin Integrity and Wound Healing Ch. 38 Sensation, Perception, and Cognition Ch. 39 Elimination Ch. 40 Nursing Care of the Perioperative Client