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Basic Nursing : Foundations of Skills and Concept Skills

Basic Nursing : Foundations of Skills and Concept Skills - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0766832015

ISBN13: 978-0766832015
ISBN10: 0766832015
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Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Delmar Publications
Published: 2002
International: No

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Basic Nursing : Foundations of Skills and Concept Skills - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0766832015

Lois White

ISBN13: 978-0766832015
ISBN10: 0766832015
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Delmar Publications

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

Basic Nursing is a fundamental text designed for use in practical and vocational nursing programs. It covers all aspects of the nursing profession, including holistic approaches, complementary/alternative therapies, human development, health promotion, infection control, diagnostic tests, and elder, long-term, and home health care. Also includes sections on the profession's history and relevant cultural diversity concerns and legal/ethical issues. Illustrations, equipment lists, and rationales accompany procedure descriptions, which are divided into basic, intermediate, and advanced categories.
Adheres to the nursing process format.

  • Sample nursing care plans and case studies included as appropriate
  • Review and critical thinking questions reinforce material and develop necessary critical thinking skills
  • Reference and Resource lists and "Web Flash" boxes direct students to additional information
  • Full color illustrations enhance material and aid visual learners
  • Contains glossary, abbreviation and acronym list, immunization schedule, and English-Spanish phrases
  • (key words: Nursing, LPN, LVN, Vocational Nursing)

Table of Contents

Holistic Care.
Critical Thinking.
Student Nurse Skills for Success.
Nursing History, Education, and Organizations.
The Health Care Delivery System.
Legal Responsibilities.
Ethical Responsibilities.
Communication.
Nursing Process.
Documentation.
Client Teaching.
Cultural Diversity and Nursing.
Alternative/Complementary Therapies.
The Life Cycle.
Wellness Concepts.
Stress, Adaptation, and Anxiety.
Loss, Grief, and Death.
Basic Nutrition.
Rest and Sleep.
Safety/Hygiene.
Infection Control/Asepsis.
Standard Precautions and Isolation.
Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance.
Medication Administration.
Assessment. Pain Management.
Diagnostic Tests.
Nursing Care of the Older Client.
Rehabilitation, Home Health, Long-term Care, and Hospice.
Leadership/Work Transition.

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