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Davis Advantage for Basic Nursing: Thinking, Doing, and Caring (Book w/ Access Code)

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover w/ Access Code
  • Copyright: 2017-10-27
  • Publisher: F.A. Davis Company
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Awarded third place in the 2018 AJN Book of the Year Award in the Digital Products category


Davis Advantage for Basic Nursing

Instant Access: 978-0-8036-6819-5
Access Card: 978-0-8036-6818-8 


Davis Advantage for Basic Nursing takes an all-new approachto RN Fundamentals education by offering a unique focus on the Learn-Apply-Assess continuum. This complete solution integrates an innovative textbook with online adaptive technology to make learning personal. Together, they create a seamless experience that tracks each student’s progress and assesses their knowledge until they have mastered the concepts and are ready to apply them in class, clinical, and practice.

A special code in the front of the book unlocks online Personalized Learning Plans and Quizzing for students and an interactive ebook version of the text.



The Textbook

Basic Nursing: Thinking, Doing, and Caring, 2nd Edition

This student-focused text teaches students to “Think Like a Nurse” from the very first day, connecting the concepts students are learning in class to the real world in which they will practice.

A consistent and concise organization along with a wealth of pedagogical features promote critical thinking and clinical decision making by emphasizing the Thinking, Doing, and Caring at the heart of professional practice they will do as nurses.

In every chapter, they’ll first explore the theoretical knowledge behind the concepts, principles, and rationales. Then, they’ll study the practical knowledge involved in the processes; and finally, learn the skills and procedures.


Online Personalized Learning Plans

Personalized learning plans offer multiple paths to learning success. Students are assessed on their comprehension of key topics and then are given a plan to work through based on their strengths and weaknesses. Interactive case studies, video animations and dynamic activities engage students and bring the concepts to life to help drive mastery.

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Online Personalized Quizzing

Davis Edge’s online quizzing platform uses NCLEX®-style questions for assessment and remediation. Its interactive, question-based format provides the practice students need to master course content and improve their scores on classroom exams through a series of personalized quizzes based on each student’s performance.

Click here for a preview of the text and the resources available when you purchase this book.

Table of Contents

I. How Nurses Think
1. Nursing Past & Present
2. Critical Thinking and Nursing Process
3. Assessment
4. Nursing Process: Diagnosis
5. Planning Outcomes
6. Planning Interventions
7. Implementation & Evaluation
8. Theory, Research, & Evidence Based Practice

II. Factors Affecting Health
9. Development: Infancy through Middle Adulthood
10. Development: Older Adulthood
11. Experiencing Health and Illness
12. Stress & Adaptation
13. Psychosocial Health & Illness
14. Family
15. Culture and Ethnicity
16. Spirituality
17. Loss, Grief, & Dying

III. Essential Nursing Interventions
18. Documenting & Reporting
19. Vital Signs
20. Communicating & Therapeutic Relationships
21. Physical Assessment
22. Infection Prevention & Control
23. Safety
24. Hygiene
25. Administering Medications
26. Teaching & Learning
27. Health Promotion

IV. Supporting Physiological Functioning
28. Nutrition
29. Bowel Elimination
30. Urinary Elimination
31. Sensory Perception
32. Pain
33. Activity & Exercise
34. Sexual Health
35. Sleep & Rest
36. Skin Integrity & Wound Healing
37. Oxygenation
38. Circulation & Perfusion
39. Fluids, Electrolytes, & Acid-Base Balance

V. The Context for Nurses' Work
40. Perioperative Nursing
41. Leading and Managing
42. Community & Home Health Nursing
43. Nursing Ethics
44. Legal Accountability

Bonus Chapters Online at www.Davis Advantage.com
45. Nursing Informatics
46. Holistic Healing

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