Fundamentals of Nursing The Art and Science of Nursing Care

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-07-02
  • Publisher: LWW
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Revised to emphasize critical thinking, this Fifth Edition is the most engaging, student-friendly, and comprehensive fundamentals textbook for beginning nursing students. The unique, holistic "blended skills" approach to nursing care integrates technical, cognitive, ethical/legal, and interpersonal skills. Each Fifth Edition chapter opens with three real-world cases, which are used throughout the chapter as examples. Reflective Practice boxes written by Carol Taylor's students describe realistic situations and ask challenging questions. The updated coverage includes discussions of evidence-based practice and a new chapter on complementary and alternative modalities. A back-of-book CD-ROM has tutorials on NCLEX innovative items, and fluid and electrolyte balance. Now this text is available in a package with a student-version DVD of Taylor's Video Guide to Clinical Nursing Skills. Hosted by a nurse expert, this 17-module video program offers engaging reality-based footage, interviews with patients, caregivers, and nurses, and detailed step-by-step demonstration of skills. A unique feature of this video program is its coverage of unexpected situations, with a focus on how to appropriately respond when a skill deviates from the normal steps. Modules: / Module 1: Vital Signs / Module 2: Asepsis / Module 3: Oral and Topical Medications / Module 4: Injectable Medications / Module 5: IV Medications / Module 6: Perioperative Nursing / Module 7: Hygiene / Module 8: Skin Integrity and Wound Care / Module 9: Activity / Module 10: Nutrition / Module 11: Urinary Elimination / Module 12: Indwelling and Intermittent Catheters / Module 13: Bowel Elimination / Module 14: Oxygenation / Module 15: Tracheostomy Care / Module 16: IV Therapy / Module 17: Central Venous Access Devices

Author Biography

Carol Taylor, CSFN, RN, MSN, PhD Georgetown University, Washington, DC Carol Lillis, RN, MSN Delaware County Community College, Media, Pennsylvania Priscilla LeMone, RN, DSN, FAAN University of Missouri-Columbia Missouri

Table of Contents

Foundations of Nursing Practicep. 2
Introduction to Nursingp. 5
Health of the Individual, Family, and Communityp. 23
Cultural Diversityp. 37
Health and Illnessp. 57
Theory, Research, and Evidence-Based Practicep. 73
Values, Ethics, and Advocacyp. 89
Legal Implications of Nursingp. 113
Community-Based Settings for Patient Carep. 140
Healthcare Delivery Systemsp. 143
Continuity of Carep. 161
Home Healthcarep. 177
The Nursing Processp. 192
Blended Skills and Critical Thinking Throughout the Nursing Processp. 195
Assessingp. 229
Diagnosingp. 251
Outcome Identification and Planningp. 273
Implementingp. 297
Evaluatingp. 317
Documenting, Reporting, and Conferringp. 335
Promoting Health Across the Life Spanp. 368
Developmental Conceptsp. 371
Conception Through Young Adultp. 387
The Aging Adultp. 417
Roles Basic to Nursing Carep. 438
Communicatorp. 441
Teacher and Counselorp. 473
Leader and Managerp. 501
Actions Basic to Nursing Carep. 518
Vital Signsp. 521
Health Assessmentp. 559
Safety, Security, and Emergency Preparednessp. 613
Asepsis and Infection Controlp. 649
Complementary and Alternative Modalitiesp. 685
Medicationsp. 705
Perioperative Nursingp. 779
Promoting Healthy Psychosocial Responsesp. 816
Self-Conceptp. 819
Stress and Adaptationp. 847
Loss, Grief, and Dyingp. 871
Sensory Stimulationp. 903
Sexualityp. 929
Spiritualityp. 971
Promoting Healthy Physiologic Responsesp. 1000
Hygienep. 1003
Skin Integrity and Wound Carep. 1055
Activityp. 1101
Rest and Sleepp. 1167
Comfortp. 1193
Nutritionp. 1233
Urinary Eliminationp. 1287
Bowel Eliminationp. 1335
Oxygenationp. 1375
Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balancep. 1425
Equivalentsp. 1487
Normal Adult Laboratory Valuesp. 1489
Canadian Nurses Association Standards for Nursing Practicep. 1495
Glossaryp. 1497
Indexp. 1517
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