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Fundamentals of Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!

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9781451194241
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January 27, 2015
2015-01-27
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  • Description
    Dazed and confused by Nursing Fundamentals class? Problem solved: Fundamentals of Nursing Made Incredibly Easy! makes it easy to learn the basics of nursing science, concepts and skills. Enjoy the light-hearted, real-life examples, and simple definitions of this popular book, packed with easy-to-follow instructions. You’ll quickly grasp the basics of nursing science and on-the-job skills and gain the confidence you need to succeed.

    This essential, one-of-a-kind reference makes learning the fundamentals of nursing incredibly easy with . . . .

    · NEW Info on social media and nursing
    · NEW Info on current practice in wound care
    · NEW Info on Healthy People 2020 health improvement program
    · NEW Nutrition content updated to include MyPlate.gov healthy eating guidelines
    · NEW Most current American Nursing Association practice standards
    · Numerous care plan examples, including common nursing diagnoses, appropriate patient outcomes, and basis for each recommended treatment
    · Three easy sections:
    o Foundational Concepts - Overview of nursing; basics of health and illness; ethical and legal considerations; the nursing process
    o General Nursing Skills – Communication; health assessment; taking vital signs; asepsis and infection control; medication basics; medication administration; IV therapy
    o Physiologic Needs – Oxygenation; patient self-care and hygiene; mobility, activity, and exercise; skin integrity and wound healing; comfort, rest, and sleep; pain management; nutrition; urinary elimination; bowel elimination
    · Fun drawings and cartoons make it simple to relate to skills and concepts
    · Easy-to-read content offers simple definitions of technical medical terms
    · Great refresher for new nursing grads and experienced nurses looking to renew their basic skills
    · Illustrated features in each chapter include:
    o Memory joggers – Simple tricks for remembering key info
    o Teacher’s lounge – Patient-teaching tips on procedures, equipment and home care
    o Ages and stages – Identifies issues and procedures where patient’s age impacts nursing care
    o Just the facts – Brief outline of content at the start of every chapter
    o Quick Quiz – NCLEX practice questions at end of every chapter
    o Stay on the ball – Possible dangers, risks, complications, contraindications and safety measures
    o Take note! – Tips on how to document patient info
  • Specs
    Edition
    2
    ISBN/ISSN
    9781451194241
    Product Format
    PB-Paperback
    Trim Size
    7 x 9
    Pages
    680
    Table
    0
    Series
    Incredibly Easy! Series®
    Edition
    2
    Publication Date
    January 27, 2015
    Weight
    2.15
  • Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Table of contents
    Contents
    Contributors and consultants
    Foreword
    Part 1 Foundational concepts
    1 Overview of nursing
    2 Basics of health and illness
    3 Ethical and legal considerations
    4 Nursing process
    Part 2 General nursing skills
    5 Communication
    6 Health assessment
    7 Taking vital signs
    8 Asepsis and infection control
    9 Medication basics
    10 Medication administration
    11 I.V. therapy
    Part 3 Physiologic needs
    12 Oxygenation
    13 Self-care and hygiene
    14 Mobility, activity, and exercise
    15 Skin integrity and wound healing
    16 Comfort, rest, and sleep
    17 Pain management
    18 Nutrition
    19 Urinary elimination
    20 Bowel elimination
    Appendices and index
    Glossary
    Index
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