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.
-- 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.
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