DeLaune/Ladner, Fundamentals of Nursing: Standards & Practices, 2E
ISBN 0-7668-2452-7, ©2002, 4 color, Hardcover, 1358 pages

Offering sound presentation of fundamental nursing concepts, and precise coverage of step-by-step clinical procedures, the second edition of Fundamentals of Nursing has been thoroughly revised to reflect the latest developments in current practice.

NEW TO EDITION:
-- Coverage of the nursing process has been moved forward, opening with a discussion of Critical Thinking and the Nursing Process. This lays the foundation for the content presented in later chapters.

-- Content related to spirituality and sexuality is emphasized throughout as appropriate so that students may see how these vital aspects affect clients in vital ways.

-- Increased coverage of family and community health concepts - especially in chapter 11 on the legal framework. Home health care content is also emphasized throughout in order to highlight the many arenas of contemporary client care.

-- New unit on " Diagnostic and Therapeutic Interventions" that includes: Vital signs & physical assessment, Diagnostic testing, Care of Perioperative Clients, Medication Administration, Documentation

-- Discussion of quality has been integrated with that of accountability to highlight the importance of keeping the 'care' in nursing care in an age of a cost-conscious, business-oriented health care system.

-- Free CD-ROM at back of book contains Flashcard software that reviews concepts on a chapter-by-chapter basis.

FEATURES:

-- Concise size allows text to be easily integrated into any program.

-- DeLaune presents nursing within a holistic framework, integrating discussion of human needs and backgrounds throughout every chapter.

-- Integrated as necessary through the text, Procedure boxes provide a step-by-step guides to basic clinical skills.

-- Research Focus boxes emphasize the importance of clinical research by linking theory to practice.

-- Nursing Care Plans integrated throughout the text as necessary walk students through the process of planning care, performing evaluations and etc. Helpful in understanding the "live" clinical experience.

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SHORT TABLE OF CONTENTS

UNIT I: NURSING’S PERSPECTIVE: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE

Chap. 1 Evolution of Nursing and Health Care

Chap. 2 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing

Chap. 3 Nursing Education and Research

Chap. 4 The Health Care Delivery System

UNIT II: NURSING PROCESS: THE STANDARD OF CARE

Chap. 5 Critical Thinking and the Nursing Process

Chap. 6 Assessment

Chap. 7 Nursing Diagnosis

Chap. 8 Outcome Identification and Planning

Chap. 9 Implementation

Chap. 10 Evaluation

UNIT III: THE THERAPEUTIC NATURE OF NURSING

Chap. 11 Nursing, Healing, and Caring

Chap. 12 Therapeutic Communication

Chap. 13 Client Education

Chap. 14 Nursing and Complementary/Alternative Treatment Modalities

UNIT IV: THE INDIVIDUAL AND HEALTH

Chap. 15 The Individual, Health, and Holism

Chap. 16 Cultural Diversity

Chap. 17 The Life Cycle

Chap. 18 The Older Adult

Chap. 19 Self-concept

Chap. 20 Stress, Anxiety, and Adaptation

Chap. 21 Loss and Grief

UNIT V: PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY

Chap. 22 Professional Accountability and Leadership

Chap. 23 Legal Accountability and Responsibilities

Chap. 24 Ethical Obligations and Accountability

Chap. 25 The Role of Quality Management in Accountability

Chap. 26 Accountability: Documentation and Reporting

UNIT VI: DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS

Chap. 27 Vital Signs and Physical Assessment

Chap. 28 Diagnostic Testing

Chap. 29 Medication Administration

Chap. 30 Responding to the Needs of the Perioperative Client

UNIT VIII: NURSING MANAGEMENT OF BASIC NEEDS

Chap. 31 Safety, Infection Control, and Hygiene

Chap. 32 Oxygenation

Chap. 33 Comfort and Sleep

Chap. 34 Mobility

Chap. 35 Skin Integrity and Wound Healing

Chap. 36 Sensation, Perception, and Cognition

Chap. 37 Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance

Chap. 38 Nutrition

Chap. 39 Elimination