Fundamentals of Nursing Care

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-10-31
  • Publisher: F.A. Davis Company

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Davis Edge for Fundamentals of Nursing Care, 3rd Edition

Think like a nurse from the very beginning. Fundamentals of Nursing Care, 3rd Edition Online Resources, and Davis Edge work together to create an interactive learning experience that teaches students to make the connections each step of the way.

The text, written specifically for LPNs/LVNs, provides the comprehensive foundational knowledge they need to understand. Online Resources equip instructors with the lesson plans, teaching resources, and activities to create an active classroom environment where students can apply what they’re learning. Davis Edge online quizzing tracks student progress; assesses their knowledge; and provides real time analytics to identify their weak concepts and topic areas. This additional practice and direction helps students be successful in this course and builds their confidence as they prepare for the NCLEX® exam.

Fundamentals of Nursing Care
Concepts, Connections & Skills, 3rd Edition

A student-oriented focus helps LPN/LVN students to master safe and effective nursing care by developing the critical-thinking and problem-solving skills they need to excel in clinical practice. Clear, concise, readable, well organized, and easy to follow, it’s the text that prepares new nurses to make the connections.

Davis Edge is the online quizzing program that integrates seamlessly into the classroom to give students the additional practice questions they need to perform well on course and board exams. 

It provides instructors with the real-time information they need to monitor, track, and assess their class’ mastery of the content. Educators will be able to easily identify the areas in which students are struggling, intervene quickly, and provide relevant remediation to ensure that students succeed and improve within following areas: 

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  • Participation and Engagement: Are students keeping-up with their reading and assignments?
  • Test-Taking Skills: Are students prepared for NCLEX®-style questions and improving their test-taking skills?

BONUS! Quizzes in the Instructor Reserve section of Davis Edge can be assigned to ensure your students have watched the corresponding videos from Davis’s Nursing Skills Videos for LPN/LVN, 3rd Edition, sold separately.

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A title in our new approach to LPN/LVN education

LPN/LVN Connections responds to the pressures and challenges faced in nursing education with a new approach that highlights key themes across our core textbooks, maintains a consistent reading level, common terminology and lab values to improve student outcomes in class and prepare them for professional practice.  Educators: Contact your F.A. Davis Consultant to learn more about LPN/LVN Connections.

Make the connections every step of the way.

Also Available…

  • Study Guide for Fundamentals of Nursing Care, 3rd Edition
  • Davis’s Nursing Skills Videos for LPN/LVN, 3rd Edition 

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Table of Contents

1 The Vista of Nursing
2 Health-Care Delivery, Settings and Economics
3 Ethics, Law, and Delegation in Nursing
4 The Nursing Process: Critical Thinking, and Decision Making
5 Documentation

6 Communication and Relationships
7 Promoting Health and Wellness
8 Ethnic, Cultural, and Spiritual Aspects of Care
9 Growth and Development throughout the Lifespan
10 Loss, Grief, and Dying
11 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
12 Patient Teaching

13 Safety
14 Medical Asepsis and Infection Control
15 Personal Care
16 Moving and Positioning Patients
17 Vital Signs
18 Applying Heat and Cold
19 Pain Management, Rest, and Restorative Sleep
20 Admission, Transfer, and Discharge
21 Physical Assessment
22 Surgical Asepsis

23 Nutrition
24 Nutritional Care and Support
25 Diagnostic Tests
26 Wound Care
27 Musculoskeletal Care
28 Respiratory Care
29 Fluids, Electrolytes, and Introduction to Acid-Base Balance
30 Bowel Elimination and Care
31 Urinary Elimination and Care
32 Care of Elderly Patients
33 Care of the Surgical Patient
34 Phlebotomy and Blood Specimens

35 Researching and Preparing Medications
36 Administering Oral, Topical, and Mucosal Medications
37 Administering Intradermal, Subcutaneous, and Intramuscular Injections
38 Intravenous Therapy

Appendix A: Photo and Illustration Credits for Unnumbered Figures

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