Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 4th Edition

Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card)

4th Edition

By Susan C. deWit, MSN, RN, CNS, PHN, Formerly, Instructor of Nursing, El Centro College, Dallas, TX; and Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA and Patricia A. O'Neill, RN, MSN, CCRN, Nursing Instructor, DeAnza College, Cupertino, CA


Unit One: Introduction to Nursing and the Health Care System
1. Nursing and the Health Care System
2. Concepts of Health, Illness, and Health Promotion
3. Legal and Ethical Aspects of Nursing

Unit Two: The Nursing Process
4. Overview of the Nursing Process and Critical Thinking
5. Assessment, Nursing Diagnosis, and Planning
6. Implementation and Evaluation

Unit Three: Communication in Nursing
7. Documentation of Nursing Care
8. Communication and the Nurse-Patient Relationship
9. Patient Teaching
10. Delegation, Leadership, and Management

Unit Four: Developmental, Psychosocial, and Cultural Considerations
11. Growth and Development: Infancy Through Adolescence
12. Adulthood and the Family
13. Promoting Healthy Adaptation to Aging
14. Cultural and Spiritual Aspects of Patient Care
15. Loss, Grief, and the Dying Patient

Unit Five: Basic Nursing Skills
16. Infection Prevention and Control: Protective Mechanisms and Asepsis
17. Infection Prevention and Control in the Hospital and Home
18. Lifting, Moving, and Positioning Patients
19. Assisting with Hygiene, Personal Care, Skin Care, and the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers
20. Patient Environment and Safety
21. Measuring Vital Signs
22. Assessing Health Status
23. Admitting, Transferring, and Discharging Patients
24. Diagnostic Tests and Specimen Collection

Unit Six: Meeting Basic Physiologic Needs
25. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance
26. Concepts of Basic Nutrition and Cultural Considerations
27. Diet Therapy and Assisted Feeding
28. Assisting with Respiration and Oxygen Delivery
29. Promoting Urinary Elimination
30. Promoting Bowel Elimination
31. Pain, Comfort and Sleep
32. Complementary and Alternative Therapies

Unit Seven: Medication Administration
33. Pharmacology and Preparation for Drug Administration
34. Administering Oral, Topical, and Inhalant Medications
35. Administering Intradermal, Subcutaneous, and Intramuscular Injections
36. Administering Intravenous Solutions and Medications

Unit Eight: Care of the Surgical and Immobile Patient
37. Care of the Surgical Patient
38. Providing Wound Care and Treating Pressure Ulcers
39. Promoting Musculoskeletal Function

Unit Nine: Caring for the Elderly
40. Common Physical Care Problems of the Elderly
41. Common Psychosocial Care Problems of the Elderly

Appendixes

Appendix A. ANA Standards of Nursing Practice

Appendix B. ANA Code of Ethics

Appendix C. NFLPN Code for Nurses

Appendix D. Standard Steps for All Nursing Procedures

Appendix E. Standard Precautions

Appendix F. Most Common Laboratory Test Values

Appendix G. Therapeutic Diets

Appendix H. Medical Terminology

Appendix I. Answers to NCLEX Examination-Style Review Questions

Bibliography

Illustration Credits

Glossary

Index