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Title Fundamentals of nursing : human health and function / [edited by] Ruth F. Craven, Constance J. Hirnle, Sharon Jensen
Edition Seventh edition
Published Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Health, 2013
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins


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Description xxiii, 1487 pages : colour illustrations. ; 28 cm
Contents 26. Cardiac function -- 27. Fluid, electrolytes, and acid base -- 28. Nutrition -- 29. Skin integrity and wound healing -- 30. Infection prevention and management -- 31. Urinary elimination -- 32. Bowel elimination -- 33. Sleep and rest -- 34. Pain management -- 35. Sensory perception -- 36. Cognitive processes -- 37. Self-concept -- 38. Families and their relationships -- 39. Loss and grieving -- 40. Coping and stress management -- 41. Human sexuality -- 42. Spiritual health -- Appendix A: Answers to practicing for the NCLEX -- Appendix B: Answers to apply your knowledge -- Appendix C: Abbreviations commonly used in documentation -- Appendix D: Medical terminology: prefixes, roots, and suffixes -- Appendix E: Vitamins -- Appendix F: Taxonomy II: Domains, classes, and diagnoses
Unit 1: Conceptual foundations of nursing. 1. The profession of nursing -- 2. Health, wellness and complimentary medicine -- 3. Healthcare in the community and home -- 4. Culture and diversity -- 5. Communication in the nurse-patient relationship -- 6. Values, ethics and legal issues -- 7. Nursing research and evidence based care -- 8. Patient education and health promotion -- 9. Caring for the older adult -- Unit 2: Nursing process. 10. Nursing process: foundation for practice -- 11. Nursing assessment -- 12. Nursing diagnosis -- 13. Outcome identification and planning -- 14. Implementation and evaluation -- 15. Documentation and communication in the healthcare team -- Unit 3: Clinical nursing therapies. 16. Health assessment -- 17. Vital signs -- 18. Asepsis and infection control -- 19. Medication administration -- 20. Intravenous therapy -- 21. Perioperative nursing -- Unit 4: Clinical nursing care. 22. Safety -- 23. Hygiene and self care -- 24. Mobility -- 25. Respiratory function --
Summary "As the healthcare system grows more complex, so does the pool of nursing candidates. You and your fellow students come with different skill sets and represent a wide range of backgrounds. To keep up, nursing schools are expanding the variety of courses in their curricula and adding new teaching methods and media to accommodate different learning styles. Still, all nursing students have one thing in common: They need a framework--a system for acquiring knowledge and putting it to work. The right framework simplifies the whole process of clinical thinking. It helps you prioritize information so that you don't feel overwhelmed. It lets you work in a logical sequence and process data calmly and efficiently. It teaches you to think about each case in a meaningful, systematic way. It builds intuition, so you can instantly grasp the kinds of problems you're up against. Most important, working within a proven framework helps you protect your patients' safety and ensure the best possible outcomes for those under your care. That's why the system we've devised for this book is so important"--Provided by publisher
Notes Previous ed.: c2009
This book published in 2012 with a copyright date of 2013
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Care of the sick.
Nursing -- Research.
Nursing Care.
Nursing Process.
Author Craven, Ruth F.
Hirnle, Constance J.
Jensen, Sharon, 1955-
LC no. 2011042827
ISBN 9781605477282 (hardback : alk. paper)
Other Titles Nursing