Fundamentals of Nursing The Art and Science of Person-Centered Care + Digital Resources

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover w/ Access Code
  • Copyright: 2018-11-09
  • Publisher: LWW

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Proven, approachable, and part of a complete nursing fundamentals solution, Fundamentals of Nursing: The Art and Science of Patient-Centered Care, 9th Edition , instills an exceptional foundation for clinical confidence and effective patient-centered care.

This bestselling fundamentals solution is easy to read and rich with student-friendly features that help students develop the knowledge and clinical skills to succeed in their nursing education. Trusted content not only details the basics of nursing—health promotion, the use of scientific rationales, and the approved nursing process—but also builds essential patient safety, communication, and critical thinking capabilities.

This edition adds new features that encourage reflection, highlight QSEN-related content, and familiarize students with emerging technology they will likely encounter in practice. A new informatics chapter prepares students for their important role working with emerging health information technology and managing patient data. Case-based clinical scenarios put chapter concepts in a realistic context, and content throughout integrates seamlessly with a suite of teaching and learning tools to bring the entire nursing continuum to life and equip students to excel throughout their nursing careers.
  • New! Reflective Practice Leading to Personal Learning callouts cultivate a person-centered approach to nursing care.
  • New! Clinical vignettes personalize the clinical application of concepts and integrate with vSim for Nursing for patient-specific reinforcement of commonly encountered scenarios and conditions.
  • New! Technology Alerts familiarize students with emerging devices and software they’ll likely encounter in the clinical setting.
  • New! Informatics chapter reflects the increasingly important role of data and information technology in patient care.
  • New! QSEN boxes in every chapter help students ensure compliance with Quality and Safety Education for Nurses competencies.
  • NEW! Legal Alerts help students ensure compliance with important laws and considerations related to clinical practice.
  • New! Watch & Learn Videos clarify key concepts and procedures in engaging detail.
  • Revised! Illustrated Concept Maps engage visual learners, simplify complex topics, and strengthen students’ clinical reasoning skills.
  • Case scenarios in each chapter encourage holistic patient care and reflection on critical thinking questions.
  • PICO (patient/problem, intervention, comparison, outcome) displays guide students through a structured, evidence-based approach to answering clinical questions.
  • Concept Mastery Alerts improve students’ understanding of potentially confusing topics.
  • Apply Your Critical Thinking features challenge students to think deeply on key concepts.
  • Patient Care Plans and Skills sections outline streamline students’ transition from the classroom to clinical practice.
  • NCLEX-style Review Questions ready students for the NCLEX exam experience.

Table of Contents

  • Unit I Foundations of Nursing Practice
    • Chapter 1 Introduction to Nursing
    • Chapter 2 Theory, Research, and Evidence-Based Practice
    • Chapter 3 Health, Wellness, and Health Disparities
    • Chapter 4 Health of the Individual, Family, and Community
    • Chapter 5 Cultural Diversity
    • Chapter 6 Values, Ethics, and Advocacy
    • Chapter 7 Legal Dimensions of Nursing Practice
    • Chapter 8 Communication\
    • Chapter 9 Teaching and Counseling
    • Chapter 10 Leading, Managing, and Delegating
    Unit II Health Care Delivery
    • Chapter 11 The Health Care Delivery System
    • Chapter 12 Collaborative Practice and Care Coordination Across Settings
    Unit III Person-Centered Care and the Nursing Process
    • Chapter 13 Blended Competencies, Clinical Reasoning, and Processes of Person-Centered Care
    • Chapter 14 Assessing
    • Chapter 15 Diagnosing
    • Chapter 16 Outcome Identification and Planning
    • Chapter 17 Implementing
    • Chapter 18 Evaluating
    • Chapter 19 Documenting and Reporting
    • Chapter 20 Nursing Informatics
    Unit IV Promoting Health Across the Lifespan
    • Chapter 21 Developmental Concepts
    • Chapter 22 Conception Through Young Adult
    • Chapter 23 The Aging Adult
    Unit V Actions Basic to Nursing Care
    • Chapter 24 Asepsis and Infection Control
    • Chapter 25 Vital Signs
    • Chapter 26 Health Assessment
    • Chapter 27 Safety, Security, and Emergency Preparedness
    • Chapter 28 Complementary and Integrative Health
    • Chapter 29 Medications
    • Chapter 30 Perioperative Nursing
    Unit VI Promoting Healthy Physiologic Responses
    • Chapter 31 Hygiene
    • Chapter 32 Skin Integrity and Wound Care
    • Chapter 33 Activity
    • Chapter 34 Rest and Sleep
    • Chapter 35 Comfort and Pain Management
    • Chapter 36 Nutrition
    • Chapter 37 Urinary Elimination
    • Chapter 38 Bowel Elimination
    • Chapter 39 Oxygenation and Perfusion
    • Chapter 40 Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid–Base Balance
    Unit VII Promoting Healthy Psychosocial Responses
    • Chapter 41 Self-Concept
    • Chapter 42 Stress and Adaptation
    • Chapter 43 Loss, Grief, and Dying
    • Chapter 44 Sensory Functioning
    • Chapter 45 Sexuality
    • Chapter 46 Spirituality
  • Glossary
  • Appendix A Guidelines for Delegation Decision Making
  • Appendix B Equivalents
  • Appendix C Normal Adult Laboratory Values

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