Foundations of Nursing. Edition No. 8

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  • 1378 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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Make sure you have the foundation you need to begin a successful nursing career! Foundations of Nursing, 8th Edition covers the skills needed for clinical practice, from nursing interventions to maternity, neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, mental health, and community health care. Guidelines for patient care are presented within the framework of the nursing process; Nursing Care Plans are described within a case-study format to help you develop skills in clinical decision-making. The accessible, friendly overall style and clearly written review questions also helps you prepare for the NCLEX-PN® examination!

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Unit I: Fundamentals of Nursing 1. The Evolution of Nursing 2. Legal and Ethical Aspects of Nursing 3. Documentation 4. Communication 5. Nursing Process and Critical Thinking 6. Cultural and Ethnic Considerations

Unit II: Fundamentals of Clinical Practice 7. Asepsis and Infection Control 8. Body Mechanics and Patient Mobility 9. Hygiene and Care of the Patient's Environment 10. Safety 11. Admission, Transfer, and Discharge

Unit III: Introduction to Nursing Interventions  12. Vital Signs 13. Physical Assessment 14. Oxygenation 15. Elimination and Gastric Intubation 16. Care of Patients Experiencing Urgent Alterations in Health 17. Dosage Calculation and Medication Administration 18. Fluids and Electrolytes 19. Nutritional Concepts and Related Therapies 20. Complementary and Alternative Therapies 21. Pain Management, Comfort, Rest, and Sleep 22. Surgical Wound Care 23. Specimen Collection and Diagnostic Testing

Unit IV: Nursing Care Across the Lifespan 24. Lifespan Development 25. Loss, Grief, Dying, and Death 26. Health Promotion and Pregnancy 27. Labor and Delivery 28. Care of the Mother and Newborn 29. Care of the High-Risk Mother, Newborn, and Family with Special Needs 30. Health Promotion for the Infant, Child, and Adolescent 31. Basic Pediatric Nursing Care 32. Care of the Child with a Physical and Mental or Cognitive Disorder 33. Health Promotion and Care of the Older Adult

Unit V: Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing 34. Concepts of Mental Health 35. Care of the Patient with a Psychiatric Disorder

Unit VI: Fundamentals of Community Health Nursing 36. Care of the Patient with an Addictive Personality 37. Home Health Nursing 38. Long-Term Care 39. Rehabilitation Nursing 40. Hospice Care

Unit VII: From Graduate to Professional  41. Professional Roles and Leadership

Appendix A: Common Abbreviations Appendix B: Laboratory Reference Values Glossary

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Cooper, Kim Chair, Nursing Department Program, Ivy Tech State College, Terre Haute, IN.

Gosnell, Kelly Associate Professor of Nursing
Ivy Tech Community College
Terre Haute, Indiana.
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