Thinking. Doing. Caring.
Connect nursing theory to clinical practice with 46 in-depth, real-world case studies.
For each case study, answer questions that call on you to recall facts, understand nursing concepts, apply critical thinking, and sharpen your clinical reasoning skills in common clinical situations.
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· Presents one case per chapter (46 in all) with questions that cover
all the important concepts in the nursing fundamentals curriculum.
· Connects nursing concepts to clinical practice.
· Meets the needs of multiple learning styles and concept-based teaching approaches.
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Table of Contents
I. HOW NURSES THINK Concept: Evolution of Nursing Concept: Critical Thinking & Nursing Process Concept: Assessment Concept: Nursing Diagnosis Concept: Planning Outcomes Concept: Interventions Concept: Implementation & Evaluation Concept: Evidence-Based Practice II. FACTORS AFFECTING HEALTH Concept: Lifespan (infancy through middle-age) Concept: Lifespan (older adulthood) Concept: The Experience of Health & Illness Concept: Mental Health & Mental Illness Concept: Family Concept: Culture Concept: Spirituality Concept: Loss, Grief, & Dying III. ESSENTIAL NURSING INTERVENTIONS Concept: Documentation & Reporting Concept: Vital Signs Concept: Communication & Therapeutic Relationships Concept: Physical Examination Concept: Asepsis & Infection Concept: Safety Concept: Hygiene and Comfort Concept: Medication Administration Concept: Teaching & Learning IV. SUPPORTING PHYSIOLOGICAL FUNCTION Concept: Stress & Adaptation Concept: Nutrition Concept: Urinary Elimination Concept: Bowel Elimination Concept: Sensory Perception Concept: Pain Concept: Activity & Exercise Concept: Sexual Health Concept: Sleep & Rest Concept: Skin Integrity & Wound Healing Concept: Oxygenation Concept: Circulation Concept: Fluids, Electrolytes, & Acid-Base Balance V. NURSING FUNCTIONS Concept: Leadership & management Concept: Nursing informatics Concept: Holistic healing Concept: Wellness VI. THE CONTEXT FOR NURSES’ WORK Concept: Perioperative Nursing Concept: Home & Community Nursing Concept: Nursing Ethics Concept: Legal Issues