Foundations of Basic Nursing

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Author: Lois Elaine White; Gena Duncan; Wendy Baumle
Edition: 003
Product Type: Book w/Multimedia (CD, DVD or Electronic)
ISBN 13: 9781428317741
ISBN 10: 1428317740
Copyright: 2011

Price: $249.95

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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.


  • Includes completely new chapters on bioterrorism; self-concept; and spirituality.
  • Adds more critical thinking questions to chapters, which increases critical thinking, as well as 10 NCLEX style questions for each chapter to help prepare students for the NCLEX examination.
  • Adds geriatric content to Chapter 10 Lifespan Development and emphasizes geriatric content in Life Span Considerations boxes that appear throughout the text.
  • Updated features includes the addition of concept maps and concept care maps where appropriate as well as new feature Memory Tricks that provides mnemonic devices for important concepts.
  • Exciting new interactive StudyWARE CD-ROM free with purchase provides chapter by chapter quizzes, games such as hangman and crossword puzzles, flashcard activities, animations of physiological processes, video clips of nursing procedures, and much more.
  • All procedures follow the detailed nursing process format. Procedures begin with an overview linking the procedure to text content, then list all equipment needed, then walk step-by-step through the nursing process to outline all details of the procedure, including photographs and line drawings as appropriate.
  • Numerous special features including Client Teaching, Professional Tips, Critical Thinking, Life Span Considerations, Community/Home Health Care, Cultural Considerations enrich the content and provide practical information the nurse can apply directly to practice.
  • Includes NIC/NOC references in Nursing Care Plans to reflect current practice.
  • Includes Nursing Management sections in all Nursing Process sections that emphasize the nurse's responsibilities in delivering safe, effective, and competent care.
  • Sample Nursing Care Plans provide a model for creating effective care plans (all updated to reflect the most current NANDA Definitions and Classifications), while Case Studies allow the reader to use critical thinking skills to develop additional care plans based on the information provided.

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