Basic Nursing

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-03-02
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science div
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Basic Nursing is known for its visually appealing design and direct, easy-to-read style, making it perfect for beginning nursing students. It addresses all the essential nursing principles, concepts, and skills needed, and consistently follows the 5-step nursing process framework with a strong focus on critical thinking that provides a solid base for clinicals. The 5-step nursing process provides you with a constant framework for all the clinical chapters.UNIQUE! Improved and streamlined readability makes it easy to understand key concepts.Care Plans demonstrate the application of the 5-step nursing process to individual patient problems.Companion CD ROM helps you learn and apply textbook content with tutorials, audio glossaries, and video clips highlighting different skills.Audio chapter summaries allow for easy content review, even on the go.English/ Spanish audio glossary provides definitions and explanations of key terms.UNIQUE! Video icons direct you to videos of skills on the Evolve website for additional practice.Each skill includes unexpected outcomes and related interventions to alert you to what might go wrong and how to react.Key terms reinforce key points in the text and familiarize you with the language of nursing and health care.UNIQUE! Synthesis in Practice boxes tie case study patients to appropriate theory, helping you gain insight into the "how?" and "why?" of nursing care.UNIQUE! Evaluation boxes provide you with a follow-up to case study patients and help you relate the situation to actual practice.Best Practice boxes relate how research can be applied to everyday practice.Patient Teaching boxes instruct you how to best teach a patient about self-care.Care of the Older Adult boxes highlight changes that occur with aging and how they affect delivery of nursing care.Cultural Focus boxes alert you to care issues unique to people of specific cultural backgrounds.Delegation coverage teaches you to delegate appropriately for comprehensive, safe patient care.Key points help to summarize the most important information and act as a quick refresher tool.Review questions prepare you for the NCLEX' examination.Critical thinking exercises give you the opportunity to further relate real scenarios to those you will encounter in clinicals and practice.Chapter on evidence-based practice addresses the growing market demand of using research to achieve the best possible outcomes.Chapter on informatics and documentation covers the data, knowledge, and information being integrated to support specific patient needs.UNIQUE! Chapter case studies demonstrate how key nursing diagnoses affect specific patients.Addresses the QSEN competencies for quality care and safe practice.UNIQUE! Concept maps make abstract processes clear and concrete.UNIQUE! Safety guidelines focus on safe and effective skills performance.Separated skills section at the end of clinical chapters makes this text more easy-to-follow and increases readability with step-by-step instructions.

Table of Contents

Concepts in Nursing
Health and Wellness
The Health Care Delivery System
Community-Based Nursing Practice
Legal Principles in Nursing
Evidence-Based Practice NEW!
Processes in Nursing Care
Critical Thinking
Nursing Process
Informatics and Documentation
Patient Education
Managing Patient Care
Essentials for Nursing Practice
Infection Control
Vital Signs
Health Assessment and Physical Examination
Administering Medications
Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balances
Promoting Psychosocial Health
Caring in Nursing Practice
Cultural Diversity
Spiritual Health
Growth and Development
Self-Concept and Sexuality
Family Context in Nursing
Stress and Coping
Loss and Grief
Promoting Physical Health
Exercise and Activity
Pain Management
Urinary Elimination
Bowel Elimination
Skin and Wound Care
Sensory Alterations
Surgical Patient
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