Nursing Fundamentals : Caring and Clinical Decision Making
This unique resource offers a fresh and balanced perspective look at nursing within a functional health patterns framework, making a complex discipline with an ever-changing and dynamic nature understandable. Emerging topics such as the impact of technology, the emphasis on wellness, evidence-based practice and the expansion of care into the home and community settings are addressed. Timeless topics such as clinical decision-making, delegation, prioritization, clinical skills, and more are also featured.
- Hardback | 1216 pages
- 218.44 x 279.4 x 55.88mm | 3,447.28g
- 26 Dec 2003
- Cengage Learning, Inc
- Delmar Cengage Learning
- Clifton Park, United States
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Table of contents
Unit I: Foundations of Nursing Practice. 1.Evolution of Nursing Practice. 2.The Health Care Delivery System. 3.Framework of Practice. 4.The Nurse/Client Relationship. 5.Culture & Ethnicity. 6.Evidence-Based Practice & Nursing Research. 7.Information Systems and Technology. 8.Legal Aspects. 9.Ethical Issues. Unit II: The Nursing Process & Decision Making. 10.Critical Decision-Making. 11.Assessment. 12.Nursing Diagnosis. 13.Outcome Identification & Planning. 14.Implementation. 15.Evaluation. 16.Documentation & Recording. Unit III: Client care across the Lifespan. 17.The pediatric Client. 18.The adult Client. 19.The geriatric Client. Unit IV: Arenas of Client Care. 20.Acute Care. 21.Restorative Care. 22.Home Care. 23.Community Care. Unit V: Leadership in Nursing. 24.Leadership, Delegation, & Collaboration. 25.Management & Policy. Unit VI: Concepts of Therapeutic Nursing. 26.Infection Control. 27.Health Assessment. 28.Client Education. 29.Diagnostic Testing. 30.Medication Administration. 31. Complementary/Alternative Therapies. Section II: Nursing of Human Function. Unit VII: Health Perception-Health Maintenance. 32.Health Promotion and Wellness. 33.Health Maintenance. 34.Safety. Unit VIII: Nutritional-Metabolic. 35.Fluid & Electrolytes. 36.Nutrition. 37.Skin Integrity & Wound Healing. Unit IX: Elimination. 38.Bowel & Urinary Elimination. Unit X:Activity-Exercise. 39.Mobility & Biomechanics. 40.Oxygenation: Respiratory & Cardiovascular. Unit X:Sleep-Rest. 41.Sleep & Rest. Unit XI:Cognitive-Perceptual. 42.Cognition/Perception & Sensation. 43.Pain & Comfort. Unit XII:Self-perception/self-concept. 44.Self-concept. Unit XIII:Role-Relationship. 45.Role/relationship. 46.Loss & Grief. Unit XIV:Sexuality-reproductive. 47.Sexuality. Unit XV:Coping-Stress Tolerance. 48.Stress, Coping & Adaptation. Unit XVI:Value-Belief. 49.Spiritual Health