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Thinking. Doing. Caring.

Fundamentals of Nursing, 2nd Edition is a groundbreaking, two-volume text written in a student friendly, conversational style. It is the only text designed the way fundamentals is actually taught. Volume 1 covers the theoretical knowledge taught in class, and Volume 2 covers the practical knowledge taught in lab.

NEW to this Edition

  • Increased emphasis on safety • evidence-based practice • and gerontology.
  • Step-by-step procedures that now include “What if…” sections • documentation guidelines with both written and electronic examples • references to evidence-based guidelines • and “Thinking About the Procedure” questions.
  • Knowledge Maps • Applying the Full-Spectrum Nursing Model • Critical-Thinking and Reasoning questions at the end of each chapter in Volume 2.
  • Plus, much more!

Electronic Formats Available

  • Fundamentals of Nursing Vol. 1
  • Fundamentals of Nursing Vol. 2

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803623545
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 1/10/2011
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 2
  • Sales rank: 87,020
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 3.40 (d)

Table of Contents

For each chapter in Volume 1 there is a corresponding chapter in Volume 2.


    1. The Evolution of Nursing Thought & Action
    2. Critical Thinking and the Nursing Process
    3. Nursing Process: Assessment
    4. Nursing Process: Diagnosis
    5. Nursing Process: Planning Outcomes
    6. Nursing Process: Planning Interventions
    7. Nursing Process: Implementation and Evaluation
    8. Nursing Theory and Nursing Research


    1. Growth and Development through the Lifespan
    2. Experiencing Health & Illness
    3. Psychosocial Health & Illness
    4. The Family
    5. Culture and Ethnicity
    6. Spirituality
    7. Loss, Grief, & Dying Health Assessment: Physical Examination


    1. Documenting and Reporting
    2. Measuring Vital Signs
    3. Communicating & the Therapeutic Relationship
    4. Health Assessment: Performing a Physical Examination
    5. Promoting Asepsis & Preventing Infection
    6. Promoting Safety
    7. Facilitating Hygiene
    8. Administering Medications
    9. Teaching Clients


    1. Stress and Adaptation
    2. Nutrition
    3. Urinary Elimination
    4. Bowel Elimination
    5. Sensory Perception
    6. Pain Management
    7. Activity/Exercise
    8. Sexual Health
    9. Sleep & Rest
    10. Skin Integrity & Wound Healing
    11. Oxygenation
    12. Fluid/Electrolytes and Acid/Base Balance
    13. Perioperative Care


    1. Leading and Managing
    2. Nursing Informatics
    3. Holistic Healing
    4. Promoting Wellness


    1. Community Nursing
    2. Nursing in Home Care
    3. Ethics & Values
    4. Legal Issues
    5. Canadian Health Care Delivery System

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2013

    BEWARE!!  If you buy the e-book version,  the search function do

    BEWARE!!  If you buy the e-book version,  the search function doesn't work.  It's really hard to find the page you are looking for.  They have not put enogh effort into this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    Both not HARDCOVER as advertized

    Received the "Hardcover" 2 volume set I ordered; however, Volume 2 is paperback.

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