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Basic Nursing: Essentials for Practice

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This user-friendly textbook provides complete coverage of the essential nursing principles, concepts, and skills that are the foundation of a solid nursing education. The 6th edition features enhanced readability, an engaging format, and a new Companion CD. It consistently follows the 5-step nursing process framework with a strong focus on critical thinking that provides readers with a solid base for clinicals. As readers follow case studies through each clinical chapter, concrete examples illustrate how to address cultural diversity, teaching, assessment, evidence-based practice, and much more.

The 5-step nursing process provides a consistent framework for clinical chaptersContinuing Case Studies provide rich, realistic, ongoing examples of how to apply the nursing process and think critically by introducing a client and a nurse in each clinical chapter and following their interactions for each step of the nursing processSynthesis in Practice boxes demonstrate how the nurse in the chapter Case Study uses the various components of critical thinking to plan care for the patient Skills are presented in an easy-to-use 2-column format that includes rationales for each step and clearly explains both how and why nursing skills are performedCare Plans, based on the chapter Case Study, demonstrate the application of the 5-step nursing process to individual patient problems to help readers understand how a plan is developed and how to evaluate careUnexpected Outcomes and Related Interventions are listed for each skill and alert readers to possible problems and appropriate nursing actionsCare of the Older Adult boxes highlight key aspects of nursing assessment and care for thispopulationProcedural Guidelines boxes provide streamlined, step-by-step instructions for performing basic skillsKey Concepts neatly summarize the most important content for each chapter

A Companion CD, included with every text, provides outstanding resources such as video clips, a searchable audio glossary, a Spanish/English audio glossary, Butterfields Fluids & Electrolytes Tutorial, and NCLEX.-examination-style review questionsUNIQUE! Using Evidence in Practice boxes summarize the results of important research studies and implications for nursing practiceA new chapter Community Based Nursing Practice explores the characteristics of patients from vulnerable populations that influence a nurses approach to assessment and careUNIQUE! Focused Patient Assessment boxes, tied to the chapter Case Study, include factors to assess, questions to ask, and physical assessment strategies to help readers learn how to effectively phrase questions during patient assessmentPatient Teaching boxes, tied to the chapter Case Study, include an outcome statement, teaching strategies, and notes on how to evaluate learningCultural Focus boxes, tied to the chapter Case Study, summarize important cultural considerations as they relate to case studies and chapter topicsUNIQUE! Critical Thinking in Practice sections at the end of each chapter challenge readers to apply what theyve learned to realistic case studiesNCLEX.- examination-style review questions are featured at the end of each chapter and include new alternate-item format questions.UNIQUE! An ESL/Readability specialist edited the text to improve readability and comprehension for lower level learners and ESL studentsDelegation coverage indicates whichskills can be delegated and what instructions to provideThe Safety chapter features expanded disaster management coverage for both natural and bioterrorism disasters.NOC outcomes and NIC interventions are incorporated in Care Plans to reflect the standard used by institutions nationwideKey terms are now located at the beginning of each chapter and include page references where definitions can be found

Book News Annotation:

The 37 chapters in this textbook introduce the five-step nursing process, describe measures for taking care of patients' basic human needs, and walk through 45 nursing skills with color photographs. The sixth edition adds a chapter on community-based nursing. The included CD-ROM contains NCLEX-style review questions, video clips, and an audio glossary. Potter is a research scientist affiliated with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and Perry teaches in the School of Nursing at Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This user-friendly textbook provides complete coverage of the essential nursing principles, concepts, and skills that are the foundation of a solid nursing education. The 6th edition features enhanced readability, an engaging format, and a new Companion CD. It consistently follows the 5-step nursing process framework with a strong focus on critical thinking that provides readers with a solid base for clinicals. As readers follow case studies through each clinical chapter, concrete examples illustrate how to address cultural diversity, teaching, assessment, evidence-based practice, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780323039376
Author:
Potter, Patricia Ann
Publisher:
Academic Internet Publishers
Author:
Potter, Patricia A.
Author:
Perry, Anne Griffin
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Subject:
Study and teaching
Subject:
Nursing - Fundamentals & Skills
Subject:
Nursing
Subject:
Nursing -- Study and teaching.
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
6
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
1176
Dimensions:
11.16x8.94x1.69 in. 4.92 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This user-friendly textbook provides complete coverage of the essential nursing principles, concepts, and skills that are the foundation of a solid nursing education. The 6th edition features enhanced readability, an engaging format, and a new Companion CD. It consistently follows the 5-step nursing process framework with a strong focus on critical thinking that provides readers with a solid base for clinicals. As readers follow case studies through each clinical chapter, concrete examples illustrate how to address cultural diversity, teaching, assessment, evidence-based practice, and much more.
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