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    Help your students develop the blended competencies (cognitive, technical, interpersonal, and ethical/legal) they will need to effectively care for patients in both institutional and community-based practice settings with this updated Eighth Edition of the best-selling Fundamentals of Nursing. Packed with clinical examples, proven pedagogy,  striking illustrations, and online learning tools (including video clips, animations, and interactive learning activities), this best-selling text takes a holistic approach as it distills the fundamentals that nursing students need to know to respond to today’s healthcare challenges competently, enthusiastically, and accountably.
     
    Reflecting today’s rapidly evolving healthcare delivery system, the Eighth Edition offers new content, new pedagogy, a revised art and photo program, and a wide range of online teaching and learning resources to save you time and help your students succeed.
     
    Instructor Resources:
     
    • A robust test generator with more than 1,250 questions helps you put together tests that assess your students’ understanding of the material. Test questions link to learning objectives.
    • PowerPoint presentations make it easy for you to integrate the textbook with your students’ classroom experience, via either handouts or slide shows.
    • Pre-Lecture Quizzes (and answers) are quick, knowledge-based assessments that allow you to check students’ reading.
    • Guided Lecture Notes walk you through the chapters, objective by objective, and provide corresponding PowerPoint numbers.
    • A Sample Syllabus provides guidance for structuring your nursing fundamentals course.
    • A complete image bank enhances lecture and exam preparation.
    • Discussion Topics (and suggested answers) can be used as a conversation starter or in online discussion boards.
    • Strategies for Effective Teaching provide tips for teaching the course.
    • Assignments (and suggested answers) include group, written, clinical, and Web assignments.
    • Case studies (with related questions and suggested answers) give your students an opportunity to apply their knowledge to a client case similar to what they will encounter in practice.
    • Journal Articles, updated for this edition, offer access to research available in WK journals
    • A Master Checklist for Student Competency helps you track your students’ progress toward skill competency.
     
    Student Resources:
     
    • NCLEX-Style Review Questions for every chapter (over 900 in all) help students review important concepts and practice for the NCLEX.
    • Watch & Learn Video Clips reinforce skills from the textbook and bring concepts to life.
    • Practice & Learn Activities present case scenarios with interactive exercises and questions to help students apply what they have learned.
    • Concepts in Action Animations bring concepts to life and enhance student comprehension.
    • A Spanish-English Audio Glossary provides terms and phrases for communicating with patients in Spanish.
    • Journal Articles offer access to current research available in WK journals.
    • Dosage Calculation Quizzes allow students to practice math skills and calculating drug dosages.
     
    To further enhance your course, you may want to consider purchasing other products within the integrated suite of products designed specifically for the 8th Edition.  Created with the students’ experience in mind, and coordinated to provide a cohesive learning experience, each product in the suite can be purchased separately or packaged with the main text. The suite includes: Study Guide, Skill Checklists, Taylor’s Clinical Nursing Skills, Taylor’s Handbook of Nursing Skills, Taylor’s Video Guide to Clinical Nursing Skills, PrepU, and, new to this edition, Lippincott CoursePoint, a digital curriculum solution for nursing education that integrates adaptive learning powered by PrepU with access to personalized, perfectly timed remediation built on trusted content.

     
  • Specs
    Edition
    8
    ISBN/ISSN
    9781451185614
    Product Format
    HC-Printed Cover
    Trim Size
    8.375 x 10.875
    Pages
    1816
    Illustration
    290
    Table
    160
    Publication Date
    October 22, 2014
    Weight
    8.00
  • About The Author(s)
    Carol Taylor PhD, MSN, RN
    Georgetown University School of Nursing, Washington, DC
    Carol Lillis MSN, RN

    Faculty Emerita, Assistant to the Provost, Delaware County Community College, Media, PA

    Pamela Lynn MSN, RN

    Instructor
    Gwynedd Mercy University
    Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions
    Gwynedd Valley, PA

  • Features
    • Streamlined coverage helps students focus on the fundamentals they need to know for competent, caring nursing.
    • Significantly revised Unit 2 reflects the realities of the current healthcare delivery system.
    • New reflection questions for cultivating QSEN competencies encourage critical thinking.
    • An expanded chapter,  “Oxygenation and Perfusion,” provides balanced coverage of respiratory and cardiovascular content.
    • Asepsis coverage,  now appearing at the beginning of the clinical chapters, aligns with student learning needs.
    • Revised end-of-chapter NCLEX questions reflect the NCLEX style to enhance student exam prep.
    • “Delegation Considerations” based on American Nurses Association (ANA) and National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) principles and recommendations have been added to each skill to assist students in developing the critical decision-making skills necessary to transfer responsibility for the performance of an activity to another individual while ensuring safe and effective nursing care.
    • New content on accountable care organizations, medical homes, and medical neighborhoods, as well as content on the new roles for nurses (nurse coach, clinical nurse leader, nurse navigator, and nurse care coordinator), highlight both traditional and innovative care in institutional and community-based practice settings.
    • New content on patient safety includes expanded safety information related to children, adolescents, and older adults.
    • Revisions in each clinical chapter help educators and students remain current through expanded information on genomics, new information on SIDS and SUID (sudden unexplained infant death), an expanded discussion of childhood obesity, and coverage of the dangers associated with energy drinks, synthetic marijuana, and bath salts.
    • Docucare cases are highlighted throughout the text.
    • Lippincott CoursePoint, the ONLY inte­grated digital curriculum solution for nursing education, is now available with the Eighth Edition. Lippincott CoursePoint integrates adaptive learning powered by PrepU with access to personalized, perfectly timed remediation built on trusted content.
    • PICO in Practice: Asking Clinical Questions boxes show students how to do a critical appraisal of the most relevant evidence to answer an important clinical question using the PICO (population, intervention, comparison, & outcome) model.
    • More than 70 Nursing Skills show both actions and rationales, highlight special considerations and unexpected outcomes, and include documentation guidelines and samples.
    • Promoting Health Literacy boxes include scenarios that help students identify patients/families at risk for poor health outcomes due to weak health literacy and include tips for health literacy improvement.
    • Nursing Advocacy in Action boxes present a patient scenario along with implications for nursing advocacy, especially advocacy for vulnerable patient populations.
    • Chapter-opening Patient Scenarios present three "patients" with photos and a short description of their cases. To reinforce learning and engage the reader, the three "patients" are mentioned throughout the chapter in case scenario narratives that support clinical examples from the text.
    • Chapter-ending Practicing for NCLEX exercises help students prepare for the NCLEX and improve their objective test-taking skills.
    • Through the Eyes of a Student, Through the Eyes of a Patient, and Through the Eyes of a Family Caregiver offer personal anecdotes from different perspectives to help students prepare for effective practice.
    • Promoting Health boxes provide students with assessment checkpoints for various health and wellness issues and include suggestions for patient and self-care.
    • Reflective Practice boxes, written by students, describe a challenge to their blended skills—cognitive, technical, interpersonal, or ethical/legal—and then identify possible courses of action and summarize what they learned. Readers are asked if they think they would respond in the same way and to reflect on their response and the adequacy of their blended skills.
    • Concept maps walk students through the nursing process for selected case study patients.
    • Guidelines for Nursing Care boxes outline important points to remember in practice.
    • Nursing Plans of Care with Patient Case Studies appear at the end of clinical chapters and provide concrete examples of each step of the nursing process, as well as related examples of documentation. The diagnoses in these plans of care illustrate common health problems and a wide variety of independent and collaborative nursing interventions.
    • Examples of NANDA Nursing Diagnoses and Examples of Nursing Interventions Nursing Outcomes Classifications (NIC/NOC) boxes highlight nursing interventions and outcomes for quick and easy reference.
    • Focused Assessment Guides provide sample interview questions to foster independent learning.
    • Teaching Tips boxes summarize important topics for patient and family education and provide suggestions for nurse-patient communication.
    • Focus on the Older Adult boxes emphasize special considerations for care of older patients.
    • Research in Nursing: Bridging the Gap to Evidence-Based Practice boxes highlight recent research in nursing care.
    • Focused Critical Thinking Guides help students follow the step-by-step critical thinking process to enhance their critical thinking skills.
    • Chapter-ending Developing Clinical Reasoning sections provide exercises that challenge students to synthesize, rather than just reiterate, the information they have learned.
    • Checklists throughout the text (including blended skills assessment, use of nursing process, and health assessments) allow students to evaluate their personal strengths and limitations and develop related learning goals.
    • Icons in the text direct students to relevant Watch & Learn video clips, Practice & Learn activities, and Concepts in Action animations on thePoint.
    • Chapter-ending Taylor Suite Resources lists outline which products in the Taylor suite relate to the chapter topic and help students coordinate their study and review.
  • Table of contents

     
    Unit I           Foundations of Nursing Practice
    Chapter 1     Introduction to Nursing
    Chapter 2     Theory, Research, and Evidence-Based Practice
    Chapter 3     Health, Illness, and Disparities
    Chapter 4     Health of the Individual, Family, and Community
    Chapter 5     Cultural Diversity
    Chapter 6     Values, Ethics, and Advocacy
    Chapter 7     Legal Dimensions of Nursing Practice
     
    Unit II         Health Care Delivery
    Chapter 8     The Health Care Delivery System
    Chapter 9     Care Coordination and Continuity in Health Care Settings and the Community
     
    Unit III        Person-Centered Care and the Nursing Process
    Chapter 10   Blended Competencies, Clinical Reasoning, and Processes of Person-Centered Care
    Chapter 11   Assessing
    Chapter 12   Diagnosing
    Chapter 13   Outcome Identification and Planning
    Chapter 14   Implementing
    Chapter 15   Evaluating
    Chapter 16   Documenting, Reporting, Conferring, and Using Informatics
     
    Unit IV        Promoting Health Across the Lifespan
    Chapter 17   Developmental Concepts
    Chapter 18   Conception Through Young Adult
    Chapter 19   The Aging Adult
     
    Unit V         Roles Basic to Nursing Care
    Chapter 20   Communicator
    Chapter 21   Teacher and Counselor
    Chapter 22   Nurse Leader, Manager, and Care Coordinator
     
    Unit VI        Actions Basic to Nursing Care
    Chapter 23   Asepsis and Infection Control
    Chapter 24   Vital Signs
    Chapter 25   Health Assessment
    Chapter 26   Safety, Security, and Emergency Preparedness
    Chapter 27   Complementary and Alternative Therapies
    Chapter 28   Medications
    Chapter 29   Perioperative Nursing
     
    Unit VII      Promoting Healthy Physiologic Responses
    Chapter 30   Hygiene
    Chapter 31   Skin Integrity and Wound Care
    Chapter 32   Activity
    Chapter 33   Rest and Sleep
    Chapter 34   Comfort and Pain Management
    Chapter 35   Nutrition
    Chapter 36   Urinary Elimination
    Chapter 37   Bowel Elimination
    Chapter 38   Oxygenation and Perfusion
    Chapter 39   Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance
     
    Unit VIII     Promoting Healthy Psychosocial Responses
    Chapter 40   Self-Concept
    Chapter 41   Stress and Adaptation
    Chapter 42   Loss, Grief, and Dying
    Chapter 43   Sensory Functioning
    Chapter 44   Sexuality
    Chapter 45   Spirituality
                        
    Glossary      
    Index
     
    Resources Available on thePoint
    Appendix A  Guidelines for Delegation Decision Making
    Appendix B Equivalents
    Appendix C Normal Adult Laboratory Values
     
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