Foundations of Nursing Practice E-Book

Fundamentals of Holistic Care

Author: Chris Brooker,Anne Waugh

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702053333

Category: Medical

Page: 676

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This second edition of Foundations of Nursing Practice has been revised and updated specifically to meet the needs of nursing students in all fields of practice The book explains how and why sensitive, safe, evidence-based holistic nursing care is carried out, including topics common to all fields of practice. Core nursing skills are emphasised to reflect the importance of clinical skills as well as the underpinning theory. Aids to learning in each chapter: Learning outcomes Interactive boxes for all age groups and fields of nursing practice Key words and phrases for literature searching Useful websites, references and further reading. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to nursing that will meet the needs of students, nurses returning to practice, mentors and other registered nurses. Relevant to all branches of nursing settings: infants, children, adults, pregnant women, older people and people with a learning disability or mental health problems Themes relevant to all stages and fields of nursing practice include safety, infection prevention and control, managing stress, communication, managing wounds and pressure ulcers, and dealing with loss Scenarios develop the skills of evidence-based practice, critical thinking, reflection and health promotion, and encourage further learning The areas of psychology, sociology, physiology and pathology are clearly related to nursing practice Key principles of health promotion, the law and ethics, the human lifespan and development are explained in earlier chapters, then applied in later chapters Cultural diversity information helps with understanding the needs of people from different backgrounds Person-centred approach encourages problem solving and application to practice Evidence-based practice is explicit throughout, and best-practice guidelines underpin exploration/explanation of nursing care. Easy-reference Glossary at the back of the book. Meets the requirements of the new pre-registration nursing curriculum including the NMC (2010) competencies and Essential Skills Clusters Greater emphasis on safeguarding vulnerable people, maternal health and first aid Self-test questions with answers available on accompanying website.

Foundations of Nursing Practice

Fundamentals of Holistic Care

Author: Chris Brooker,Anne Waugh

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: 9780723435945

Category: Medical

Page: 748

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is written specifically to meet the needs of nursing students undertaking the common foundation programme. It aims to explain how and why sensitive, holistic and evidence-based nursing care is carried out. Therefore it is relevant to students who will enter all branches of nursing and includes material that is both common to all and specific to each branch. The book aims to provide all students on foundation nursing and health care programmes with material of sufficient depth/breadth to achieve the NMC outcomes required for entry into the branch programmes. There is an emphasis not only on the theory that underpins nursing practice in the common foundation programme but also on nursing skills which form an increasingly emphasized part of the programme. The chapters have been reviewed by experts from each branch and also clinical skills to ensure the content reflects each branch accurately and appropriately. Emphasis on clinical skills & lifelong learning Realistic scenarios reinforce the need for patient/client-centred care with a holistic approach Activity boxes for all branches and age groups in each chapter ensure relevance to nurses in diverse settings An integrated approach to health promotion with activity boxes emphasises that health maintenance and promotion are central to contemporary nursing practice Reflection, critical thinking and research/appraisal skills are encouraged with a problem centred approach that will help to develop the skills needed to provide sensitive and effective, high quality care and to integrate theory with practice The emphasis on nursing/clinical skills underlines the importance of core skills - an integral part of the patient/client experience Cultural diversity is a core theme throughout The importance of evidence-based practice is highlighted and the text helps readers are assisted to acquire the skills to provide evidence-based care A wide range of general and branch-specific interactive boxes help to develop an understanding of some issues in other branches as well as the core issues that affect all nurses. Self- test questions and answers provide an opportunity for readers to take responsibility for and check their learning. Valuable learning tools are included: glossary of key terms, useful websites and references

Professional Skills in Nursing

A Guide for the Common Foundation Programme

Author: Rita Debnath

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446206114

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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"Students will find Rita Debnath's Professional Skills in Nursing a great introduction to the challenges of developing their clinical skills." - Mike Parkinson, Edinburgh Napier University What do I need to learn in order to progress through my course? How do I achieve the best possible patient-care? Professional Skills for Nurses answers both of these questions and supports the development of key nursing skills underpinned by theory. Designed specifically to meet the needs of nursing students in the initial stages of training, the book focuses on the essential knowledge and skills needed for effective patient-care while at the same time helping students to achieve the NMC outcomes required for entry into branch programmes. Each chapter focuses on a key aspect of nursing care backed up with - practical tips, - examples drawn from all branches of nursing, and - a range of study activities to help you reflect on your learning and get the most from practice placements. Key themes in healthcare such as ethics, evidence-based practice and health promotion are discussed throughout the book, highlighting how these relate to everyday nursing practice. Focusing on the core skills covered in the initial stages of training, Professional Skills in Nursing is the ideal introduction for students during the Common Foundation Programme.

Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology

An Essential Guide for Nursing and Healthcare Students

Author: Muralitharan Nair,Ian Peate

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118311078

Category: Medical

Page: 640

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Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology is designedspecifically for nursing and healthcare students, providing astraightforward, jargon-free, accessible introduction topathophysiology. Highly visual and written specifically forstudents, the second edition of this best-selling textbook providesclear explanations of the anatomy of the human body, and theeffects of disease or illness on normal physiology. To make studyeasier, the book includes learning outcomes, a range of activitiesto test learning, key words, end-of-chapter glossaries, andclinical case scenarios, and is supported by an online resourcecentre with further activities and exercises. Key Features: Superb full colour illustrations, bringing this subject tolife Full of extra features to help improve the learning process,including key words, test-your-knowledge, exercises, furtherreading and learning outcomes New case studies throughout to help you understand how to applythe knowledge in clinical practice Supported by an online resource centre at ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/fundamentalsofappliedpathophysiology"www.wiley.com/go/fundamentalsofappliedpathophysiology/awith fantastic extras for both lecturers and students, including animage bank, interactive multiple choice questions, true/falseexercises, word-searches, glossary flash-cards, label-the diagramactivities, and more!

Bailliere's Nurses' Dictionary

for Nurses and Health Care Workers

Author: Barbara F. Weller

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702053732

Category: Medical

Page: 624

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This popular classic, Baillière’s Nurses’ Dictionary, is now in its 26th edition, and fully updated to ensure it retains its usefulness to nurses and health care workers. New entries reflect the constantly changing world of health care services. Containing a wealth of useful information in a convenient pocket-sized format, this is an essential resource for everyone involved in nursing and health care. Appendices: 1 Nutrition 2 Resuscitation 3 First Aid 4 Medicines and their Control 5 The Legal and Professional Framework of Nursing 6 Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics Section 1: Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Section 2: Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) 7 Common Abbreviations 8 Common Prefixes, Suffixes and Roots 9 Units of Measurement and Tables of Normal Values 10 Immunization and Vaccinations 11 Occupational Health and Safety 12 Prevention and Control of Infection 13 Practice Development 14 Clinical Supervision Convenient, portable size Useful appendices Online resources Audio pronunciation guide – so that you can hear the correct pronunciation of the terms used Spellchecker – for downloading, so that your documents include correct medical spelling Word of the Day – helps you learn new terms Useful weblinks –point the reader to useful contacts and resources. Expanded appendices Online pronunciation guide Improved word search

Churchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary E-Book

Author: Chris Brooker

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 008098245X

Category: Medical

Page: 624

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Stay up to date on fast-changing areas of health care with the 75th anniversary edition of this trusted medical dictionary. Expanded coverage familiarizes you with the most current medical terminology in evolving areas such as genetics, complementary therapies, and sports rehabilitation, while detailed illustrations help clarify definitions and ensure confident understanding. Reliable, easy-to-read definitions for more than 12,000 terms. A full-color section that illustrates the body systems in vivid detail. An extensive array of appendices that provide quick access to important information. A concise, compact format that ensures portability and ease-of-use. More than 3,000 new entries present the latest terminology in radiography, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nutrition, optometry, paramedical terms, pharmacology, sports rehabilitation, anatomical terms, and more. Over 150 2-color illustrations visually reinforce definitions. A companion website includes: A spellchecker tool you can upload to your computer to ensure accuracy when typing medical terms. Full-color illustrations of the major body systems presented in labeled and unlabeled formats so you can test your identification skills and verify your knowledge. 30 additional color photographs that help you identify selected conditions. Basic Life Support (BLS) Algorithms that reflect the latest resuscitation guidelines Links to additional sources of information.

Spiritualität in den Gesundheitsberufen

Ein praxisorientierter Leitfaden

Author: Harold G. Koenig

Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag

ISBN: 3170275208

Category: Medical

Page: 234

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Ärzte, Pflegekräfte und Psychotherapeuten erheben in Europa bislang im Rahmen ihrer Diagnostik in aller Regel keine spirituelle Anamnese und gehen in der Behandlung nur selten auf die spirituellen Bedürfnisse ihrer Patienten ein. Angehörige der Gesundheitsberufe betrachten Religiosität und Spiritualität entweder nicht als ihren Zuständigkeitsbereich oder sind unsicher im Umgang damit. Dieses Buch gibt Grundlagen zum Thema und bietet allen Berufsgruppen innerhalb des therapeutischen Teams konkrete Hilfestellungen zum Umgang mit den spirituellen Bedürfnissen ihrer Patienten. Auch problematische Aspekte werden beleuchtet. Gesundheitsrelevante Informationen zu verschiedenen Religionen und ein Muster-Curriculum runden das Werk ab.

Foundations of Basic Nursing

Author: Lois White,Gena Duncan,Wendy Baumle

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1428317740

Category: Medical

Page: 864

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FOUNDATIONS OF BASIC NURSING lays the foundation of introductory material for a practical or vocational nursing course of study. The text focuses on fundamental concepts such holistic care, legal responsibilities, communication, and client teaching. Step-by-step basic, intermediate and advanced nursing procedures are presented with full color photos and figures further illustrating the skill. New chapters to this edition include a chapter on self-concept and the promotion of physical and mental wellness, as well as a chapter on spirituality. Abundant special features, NCLEX style questions, and the loaded new StudyWARE CD-ROM make this an engaging, student-friendly text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Foundations of Nursing Practice

Themes, Concepts and Frameworks

Author: Richard Hogston,Barbara Marjoram

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230344577

Category: Medical

Page: 528

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This is the key text for introductory level nursing, covering all the core areas. Practical and great value, it is comprehensive and also contains new chapters on cutting edge topics. Alongside an all-new companion website, this is an outstanding edition for CFP study from a tried and trusted team.

Foundations of Nursing

Author: Barbara Lauritsen Christensen,Elaine Oden Kockrow

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323293050

Category: Medical

Page: 1392

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Part of the popular LPN Threads series, this comprehensive text prepares you for safe and effective nursing practice in today’s fast-paced healthcare environment. Covering maternal and neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, mental health, and community nursing, Foundations of Nursing, 6th Edition, includes all of the essential LPN/LVN content you need. Companion CD includes animations and audio clips depicting physiologic processes, physical assessment video clips, an English/Spanish glossary with definitions and audio pronunciations, an anatomy coloring book, and a fluid and electrolytes tutorial. The consistent, logical framework of the nursing process connects specific disorders to patient care. A mathematics review chapter provides a complete review of basic arithmetic skills and practice in drug dosage calculation to ensure safe medication administration. Safety Alert boxes help you implement The Joint Commission’s safety guidelines in all settings, with considerations for special populations. Nursing Diagnosis boxes, screened and highlighted in the text, include nursing diagnoses for specific disorders paired with the appropriate nursing interventions. More than 100 skills in a step-by-step format with full-color illustrations present clearly defined nursing actions with rationales for the skills and techniques you’ll use in practice. Medication tables are meticulously detailed and provide quick access to action, dosage, precautions, and nursing considerations for commonly used drugs. Nursing Care Plans, presented in a case-study format, emphasize patient goals and outcomes and end with Critical Thinking Questions to develop your clinical decision-making skills. Coordinated Care boxes emphasize parameters for prioritizing tasks, as well as assigning tasks to and supervising unlicensed assistive personnel. Patient Teaching boxes and Family Teaching boxes include post-hospital discharge guidelines and disease prevention instructions with a strong focus on three-way communication among the nurse, patient, and family members. Life Span Considerations for Older Adults boxes provide age-specific information for the care of the aging population, which is often the primary focus of the LPN/LVN nurse. Home Care Considerations boxes discuss the issues facing patients and caregivers in the home health care setting. Health Promotion boxes provide key information on staying healthy and preventing disease, with tips on wellness from Healthy People 2010. Cultural Considerations boxes discuss how to address the health needs of a culturally diverse patient population when planning care. Enhanced focus on the NCLEX® Examination offers end-of-chapter Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! sections with key points for self-guided study and remediation and an extensive set of review questions for thorough self-assessment. Additional review questions on Evolve provide instant feedback with correct answer and rationale for even more test-taking practice. Evidence-Based Practice boxes summarize the latest research findings and highlight how they apply to LPN/LVN practice. Updated, vibrant full-color design highlights key information and enhances your understanding of important concepts.

Foundations of Nursing - E-Book

Author: Kim Cooper,Kelly Gosnell

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032329314X

Category: Medical

Page: 1376

View: 5394

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A guide to the fundamentals of nursing for the LPN/LVN, Foundations of Nursing, 7th Edition covers the skills you need for clinical practice, from nursing interventions to maternity, neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, mental health, and community health care. Guidelines for patient care are presented within the framework of the five-step nursing process; Nursing Care Plans are described within a case-study format to help you develop skills in clinical decision-making. Written by Kim Cooper and Kelly Gosnell, this text includes review questions to help you prepare for the NCLEX-PN® examination! Full-color, step-by-step instructions for over 100 skills show nursing techniques and procedures along with rationales for each. The 5-step Nursing Process connects specific disorders to patient care — with a summary at the end of each chapter. Nursing Care Plans emphasize patient goals and outcomes within a case-study format, and promotes clinical decision-making with critical thinking questions at the end of each care plan. UNIQUE! Mathematics review in Dosage Calculation and Medication Administration chapter covers basic arithmetic skills prior to the discussion of medication administration. Student-friendly features enhance the learning of nursing skills with summary boxes for Patient Teaching, Health Promotion Considerations, Complementary and Alternative Therapy, Cultural Considerations, Older Adult Considerations, Home Care Considerations, Safety Alert, and Prioritization, Assignment, and Supervision A focus on preparing for the NCLEX® examination includes review questions and Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! sections with key points organized by NCLEX Client Needs Categories. Evidence-Based Practice boxes provide synopses of nursing research articles and other scientific articles applicable to nursing, along with nursing implications for the LPN/LVN. Nursing Diagnosis boxes summarize nursing diagnoses for specific disorders along with the appropriate nursing interventions. Medication Therapy tables provide quick access to actions, dosages, precautions, and nursing considerations for commonly used drugs. NEW! Reorganized chapters make it easier to follow and understand the material. NEW! Icons in page margins indicate videos, audios, and animations on the Evolve companion website that may be accessed for enhanced learning. UPDATED illustrations include photographs of common nursing skills.

Basic Nursing

Foundations of Skills & Concepts

Author: Lois White

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766832015

Category: Medical

Page: 919

View: 9694

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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)

Fundamentals of Nursing

Concepts, Process and Practice

Author: Barbara Kozier

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780131976535

Category: Nursing

Page: 787

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Nurses today must be able to grow and evolve in order to meet the demands of a changing health care system. This textbook helps readers on this journey with comprehensive coverage of contemporary professional nursing.

Foundations of Nursing

Caring for the Whole Person

Author: Lois White

Publisher: Taylor & Francis US

ISBN: 9780766808263

Category: Holistic nursing

Page: 1826

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This full-color, highly illustrated book for practical and vocational nursing programs includes material for all courses (except anatomy and physiology) in LPN/LVN programs. Following the nursing process format, topics covered in this comprehensive book include: nursing skills, history and nursing organizations, legal and ethical issues, cultural aspects, communication, human development, health promotion, infection control, homeostasis, gerontological nursing, medical-surgical nursing, health care in the community, maternal-child nursing, mental health and illness, and leadership/work transition. Special boxes highlighting information relating to life cycle considerations, client teaching, home health care, safety, cultural considerations, infection control, internet activities, and professional tips are found throughout. (KEYWORDS: LPN/LVN, LPN, LVN, nursing skills, introduction, foundations, med-surg, medical-surgical, holistic, comprehensive, fundamentals, pediatric nursing, maternity nursing, psychiatric nursing, mental health nursing, gerontological nursing, leadership, nursing process, procedures, vocational nursing, health promotion, critical thinking, health promotion, critical thinking, care plans, case study)

Fundamentals of Nursing

Standards & Practice

Author: Sue Carter DeLaune,Patricia Kelly Ladner

Publisher: Singular

ISBN: 9780827363786

Category: Nursing

Page: 1267

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Fundamentals of Nursing was developed during a time of major health care reform. Changes in response to social, political, and economic factors calling for reform in the delivery of health care, have greatly influenced the settings where nursing is practiced. This text addresses the changes by recognizing that students, now and in the future, will have less clinical experience in acute care settings and more exposure to alternate settings, such as skilled nursing units, home health, and outpatient clinics, for clinical learning experiences. A holistic concept of people, health, wellness, and healing is used to avoid the fragmentation that may occur in some health care settings. A holistic perspective focuses on all dimensions of an individual, including physiological, psychological, social, cultural, cognitive, and spiritual. An individual cannot be divided into separate entities and still be viewed as a unique being. In keeping with the holistic perspective, many concepts (such as sexuality, spirituality) have been integrated throughout the text. Special attention has been given to provide a clear, concise presentation of content that is realistic for the beginning nursing student. This text is timely in its approach to content, recognizing the inherent changes affecting the health care delivery system and the nursing curriculum. The authors recognize the student as an active participant who assumes a collaborative role in the learning process. Content is presented to challenge the student to develop critical thinking skills.(nursing, fundamentals, introductory, holistic, critical thinking, nursing process, FON)

Foundations and Adult Health Nursing - E-Book

Author: Kim Cooper,Kelly Gosnell

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323293131

Category: Medical

Page: 2240

View: 1579

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An all-inclusive guide to fundamentals and medical-surgical nursing for the LPN/LVN, Foundations and Adult Health Nursing, 7th Edition covers the skills you need for clinical practice, from anatomy and physiology to nursing interventions and maternity, neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, mental health, and community health care. Guidelines for patient care are presented within the framework of the five-step nursing process; Nursing Care Plans are described within a case-study format to help you develop skills in clinical decision-making. Written by Kim Cooper and Kelly Gosnell, this text includes all of the content from their Foundations of Nursing and Adult Health Nursing books, including review questions to help you prepare for the NCLEX-PN® examination! Full-color, step-by-step instructions for over 100 skills show nursing techniques and procedures along with rationales for each. The 5-step Nursing Process connects specific disorders to patient care — with a summary at the end of each chapter. Nursing Care Plans emphasize patient goals and outcomes within a case-study format, and promotes clinical decision-making with critical thinking questions at the end of each care plan. Clear coverage of essential A&P is provided by an Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology chapter along with an overview of A&P in all body systems chapters. Student-friendly features enhance the learning of nursing skills with summary boxes for Patient Teaching, Health Promotion Considerations, Complementary and Alternative Therapy, Cultural Considerations, Older Adult Considerations, Home Care Considerations, Safety Alert, and Prioritization, Assignment, and Supervision. UNIQUE! Mathematics review in Dosage Calculation and Medication Administration chapter covers basic arithmetic skills prior to the discussion of medication administration. A focus on preparing for the NCLEX examination includes review questions and Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! sections with key points organized by NCLEX Client Needs Categories. Evidence-Based Practice boxes provide synopses of nursing research articles and other scientific articles applicable to nursing, along with nursing implications for the LPN/LVN. Nursing Diagnosis boxes summarize nursing diagnoses for specific disorders along with the appropriate nursing interventions. UNIQUE! Delegation Considerations boxes provide parameters for delegation to nurse assistants, patient care technicians, and unlicensed assistive personnel. Medication Therapy tables provide quick access to actions, dosages, precautions, and nursing considerations for commonly used drugs. NEW! Reorganized chapters make it easier to follow and understand the material. NEW! Icons in page margins indicate videos, audios, and animations on the Evolve companion website that may be accessed for enhanced learning. UDATED illustrations include photographs of common nursing skills.