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Overview

Nursing Fundamentals: Caring and Clinical Decision Making, Second Edition offers a wellness centered, balanced approach to the practice of nursing. Using a functional health patterns framework, the nursing discipline, with its ever changing and dynamic nature, becomes more understandable. Emerging topics such as the enormous impact of technology, strong emphasis on wellness, well researched evidence-based practice and recent expansion of care into the home and community settings are addressed as well as foundational topics of clinical decision making, delegation clinical skills and prioritization.

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Reviewer: Mary Allen Carey, PhD (University of Oklahoma College of Nursing)
Description: This book brings a wellness-centered approach to the presentation of basic nursing skills.
Purpose: The purpose is to present wellness-focused basic nursing material.
Audience: The intended audience is students studying to become registered nurses.
Features: The book is organized using a functional health patterns framework. It covers basic nursing skills enhanced with emerging topics such as the impact of technology, a significant emphasis on wellness, evidence-based practice, and the care of the patient across healthcare delivery settings. Also prominent are the foundational topics of clinical decision making, principles of delegation, and priority setting.
Assessment: This is a good nursing fundamentals textbook.
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Reviewer: Mary Allen Carey, PhD(University of Oklahoma College of Nursing)
Description: This book brings a wellness-centered approach to the presentation of basic nursing skills.
Purpose: The purpose is to present wellness-focused basic nursing material.
Audience: The intended audience is students studying to become registered nurses.
Features: The book is organized using a functional health patterns framework. It covers basic nursing skills enhanced with emerging topics such as the impact of technology, a significant emphasis on wellness, evidence-based practice, and the care of the patient across healthcare delivery settings. Also prominent are the foundational topics of clinical decision making, principles of delegation, and priority setting.
Assessment: This is a good nursing fundamentals textbook.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781428305571
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/8/2008
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1767
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 2.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Rick Daniels, R.N., Col. (ret.), Ph.D., administers clinical practicum courses in acute and critical care nursing. Currently an associate professor at Oregon Health and Science University, School of Nursing, Daniels has taught nursing in associate, baccalaureate, and graduate schools, as well as R.N. degree completion programs. He has also taught many adult health and illness seminars and has presented at numerous national organizations, including forums for nurse educators. Throughout his accomplished career as an educator, Daniels has kept his clinical practice current as a Colonel in the United States Army, Army Reserves, and National Guard, retiring in August 2012 after 28 years of service. An active researcher, Daniels has received four successive fundings with the Department of the Army to implement health promotion programs with National Guardsmen. The author of multiple textbooks, he also publishes in nursing journals and holds membership in numerous professional nursing organizations, including Sigma Theta Tau and the American Nurses Association. Daniels obtained his bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Oregon Nursing School, his master of science degree in nursing from the University of San Diego, and his doctor of philosophy degree in nursing from the University of Texas in Austin.

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Table of Contents

SECTION I: FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING. Unit I: Foundations of Nursing Practice. 1: Evolution of Nursing Practice. 2: The Health Care Delivery System. 3: Framework of Nursing Practice. 4: The Nurse-Client Relationship. 5: Culture and Ethnicity. 6: Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research. 7: Advanced Technology and Information Systems. 8: Legal Accountability and Responsibilities. 9: Ethical Issues. Unit II: The Nursing Process and Decision Making. 10: Critical Thinking and the Nursing Process. 11: Assessment. 12: Nursing Diagnosis. 13: Outcome Identification and Planning. 14: Implementation. 15: Evaluation. 16: Documentation. Unit III: Client Care across the Lifespan. 17: The Pediatric Client. 18: The Adult Client. 19: The Geriatric Client. Unit IV: Arenas of Client Care. 20: Acute Care and Peroperative Care. 21: Restorative Care. 22: Home Care. 23: Community Care. Unit V: Leadership in Nursing. 24: Leadership, Delegation, and Collaboration. 25: Management and Policy. Unit VI: Concepts of Therapeutic Nursing. 26: Infection Control. 27: Health Assessment. 28: Client Education. 29: Diagnostic Testing. 30: Medication Administration. 31: Alternative and Complementary Therapies. Section II: Nursing of Human Function. Unit VII: Health Perception-Health Maintenance. 32: Health Maintenance, Health Promotion, and Wellness. 33: Safety and Hygiene. Unit VIII: Nutritional-Metabolic. 34: Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance. 35: Nutrition. 36: Skin Integrity and Wound Healing. Unit IX: Elimination. 37: Urinary and Bowel Elimination. Unit X: Activity-Exercise. 38: Mobility and Biomechanics. 39: Oxygenation. Unit XI: Sleep-Rest. 40: Sleep and Rest. Unit XII: Cognitive-Perceptual. 41: Sensation, Perception, and Cognition. 42: Pain. Unit XIII: Self-Perception/Self-Concept. 43: Self-Concept. Unit XIV: Role-Relationship. 44: Family, Roles, Relationships, and Social Support. 45: Loss and Grief. Unit XV: Sexuality-Reproductive. 46: Sexuality. Unit XVI: Coping-Stress Tolerance. 47: Stress, Anxiety, Coping and Adaptation. Unit XVI: Value-Belief. 48: Spiritual Health. Appendix A: NANDA Nursing Diagnoses 2003-2004. Appendix B: Symbols and Abbreviations. Appendix C: Recommended Dietary Allowances. Appendix D: Reference Laboratory Values. Appendix E: English/Spanish Words and Phrases. Appendix F: Standard Precautions. Appendix G: Concept Mapping. Glossary. Index.

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