Nursing fundamentals demystified / Bennita W. Vaughans, MSN, RN, Adjunct Faculty Member, Auburn University Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, Formerly Nursing Instructor and Allied Health Program Coordinator, H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College, Montgomery, Alabama, Jim Keogh, DNP, RN-BC
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Edition
Second edition.
Description
xxiii, 440 pages ; 24 cm
Series
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
PART I: INTRODUCTION TO THE NURSING PROFESSION
CHAPTER 1: Nursing - An Evolving Profession
Introduction
Historical Perspective
Theoretical Foundation
Nursing Roles and Education
Legal Perspectives
Ethical Perspective
Cultural Perspective
The Future of Nursing
Review Questions
CHAPTER 2: The Nursing Process
Overview
Assessment -- Types of Assessment -- Data Collection
Diagnosis -- Definition -- Diagnostic Process -- NANDA's Nursing Diagnosis Taxonomy
Planning -- Prioritizing Diagnoses -- Expected Outcomes and Outcome Criteria -- Nursing Interventions -- Nursing Care Plans -- Concept Mapping
Evaluation -- Evaluation at the Individual Patient Level -- Evaluation at the Organizational Level
Conclusion
Review Questions
PART II: FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPES OF NURSING CARE
CHAPTER 3: Communication and Documentation
Overview
Communication -- Basic Principle -- Nursing and the Communication Process
Documentation -- Purpose of Documentation -- Principles of Documentation -- Methods of Documentation
Reporting
Conclusion
Review Questions
CHAPTER 4: Vital Sign Assessment
Overview
Temperature -- Thermoregulation
Temperature Variations -- Procedural Tips
Pulse -- Pulse Characteristics -- Procedural Tips
Respirations -- Respiratory Characteristics -- Procedural Tips
Blood Pressure -- Blood Pressure Variations -- Procedural Tips
Vital Sign Documentation
Conclusion
Review Questions
CHAPTER 5: Health Asssessment
Overview
Nursing Health History -- Components of the Health History
Physical Examination -- General Techniques -- Preparing for the Examination -- Performing the Examination
Conclusion
Review Questions
CHAPTER 6: Medication Administration
Overview
Basic Pharmacological Principles -- Pharmacokinetics -- Pharmacodynamics
Legal Guidelines for Medication Administration
Medication Administration Principles -- Right Patient -- Right Medication -- Right Dose -- Right Route -- Right Time -- Right Documentation
Nursing Process and Medication Administration -- Assessment -- Nursing Diagnosis -- Planning -- Implementation -- Evaluation
Conclusion
Review Questions
CHAPTER 7: Safety
Overview
Infection Control -- Infection Cycle -- Infection Control Strategies -- Asepsis -- Health Promotion
Injury Prevention and Security -- Injury Prevention: General Guidelines -- Injury Prevention in the Healthcare Setting
Conclusion
Review Questions
PART III: MEETING BASIC HUMAN NEEDS
CHAPTER 8: Skin Integrity
Overview
The Structure and Physiology of the Skin
Factors Influencing Skin Function -- Age -- Nutrition and Hydration -- Hygiene -- Environment -- Health Deviations
The Nursing Process and Skin Integrity -- Assessment -- Nursing Diagnosis -- Planning and Implementation -- Health Promotion -- Prevention of Skin Impairment in At-Risk Patients -- Interventions for Impaired Skin Integrity -- Evalution
Conclusion
Review Questions
CHAPTER 9: Activity and Mobility
Overview
Physiology of Mobility
Factors Influencing Mobility
Effects of Immobility
The Nursing Process and Mobility -- Assessment -- Nursing Diagnoses -- Planning -- Implementation -- Health Promotion -- Restorative Interventions -- Evaluation
Conclusion
Review Questions
CHAPTER 10: Sensory and Cognition
Overview
Physiology of Sensory and Cognitive Function -- Sensory Reception -- Cognitive Processing of Stimuli -- Cognitive Components
Factors Influencing Sensory and Cognitive Function -- Age -- Environment -- Lifestyle and Previous Experiences -- Culture, Values, and Beliefs -- Health Deviations -- Medications
Alteration in Sensory and Cognitive Function -- Sensory Alterations -- Cognitive Alterations
Nursing Process and Sensory and Cognitive Function -- Assessment -- Nursing Diagnosis -- Planning Implementation -- Interventions for Cognitive Impairment
Conclusion
Review Questions
CHAPTER 11: Sleep and Comfort
Overview
Sleep and Rest -- Physiology of Sleep -- Factors Influencing Sleep and Rest -- Effects of Sleep Disturbances -- The Nursing Process and Sleep/Rest Disturbances
Pain and Comfort -- Physiology of Pain -- Types of Pain -- Factors Influencing Comfort and Pain -- The Nursing Process and Pain
Conclusion
Reviewing Questions
CHAPTER 12: Oxygenation
Overview
Physiology of Oxygenation -- Physiological Factors -- Age and Developmental Stage -- Environmental Factors -- Diet -- Lifestyle -- Health Alterations
Alterations in Oxygenation
The Nursing Process and Oxygenation -- Assessment -- Nursing Diagnoses -- Planning -- Implementation -- Evaluation
Conclusion
Review Questions
CHAPTER 13: Nutrition
Overview
Physiology of Nutrition -- Nutrients -- Digestive Process
Factors Influencing Nutrition -- Age and Developmental Stage -- Lifestyle and Culture -- Health Alterations and Therapeutic Interventions
The Nursing Process and Nutrition -- Assessment -- Nursing Diagnoses -- Planning and Implementation -- Evaluation
Conclusion
Review Questions
CHAPTER 14: Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance
Overview
Physiology of Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Regulation -- Fluids -- Electrolytes -- Acid-Base Balance
Factors Influencing Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance -- Food and Fluid Intake -- Drugs -- Health Alterations -- Age
Alterations in Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance -- Fluide Imbalances -- Electrolyte and Acid-Base Imbalances
The Nursing Process and Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance -- Assessment -- Nursing Diagnosis -- Planning -- Nursing Interventions -- Evaluation
Conclusion
Review Questions
CHAPTER 15: Urinary Elimination
Overview
Factors Influencing Urinary Elimination -- Age and Developmental Stage -- Diet and Fluid Intake -- Psychosocial Factors -- Health Alterations -- Medical and Surgical Interventions
Alterations in Urinary Elimination -- Urinary Retention -- Urinary Incontinence -- Urinary Tract Infections -- Urinary Diversions
The Nursing Process and Urinary Elimination -- Nursing Interventions
Conclusion
Review Questions
CHAPTER 16: Bowel Elimination
Overview
Factors Influencing Bowel Elimination -- Age and Developmental Stage -- Diet and Fluid Intake -- Activity and Exercise -- Psychosocial Factors -- Medical and Surgical Interventions
Alterations in Bowel Elimination -- Constipation -- Impaction -- Diarrhea -- Fecal Incontinence -- Flatulence -- Bowel Diversions
The Nursing Process and Bowel Elimination -- Assessment -- Nursing Diagnosis -- Planning -- Implementation
Conclusion
Review Questions
CHAPTER 17: Psychosocial Needs
Overview
Self-Concept -- Components of Self-Concept -- Influencing Factors -- Alterations in Self-Concept
Families, Roles, and Relationships -- Influencing Factors -- Alterations in Roles and Relationships
Human Sexuality -- Basic Concepts -- Influencing Factors -- Alterations in Sexuality
Spirituality -- Influencing Factors
Stress, Loss, Grief, and Coping -- Stress and Coping -- Loss and Grief
The Nursing Process and Meeting Psychosocial Needs -- Assessment -- Nursing Diagnosis -- Planning -- Implementation -- Stress and Coping -- Behavioral and Mental Health
Conclusion
Review Questions
CHAPTER 18: Mental Health Nursing
Overview
Models of Human Behavior
Therapeutic Relationship
Therapeutic Communication -- Therapeutic Communication Process -- Therapeutic Communicaton Techniques
Barriers to Communication -- Active Listening -- Process Recording -- Nonverbal Communication -- Special Needs -- Psychiatric Barriers to Communication -- Nursing Barriers to Communication
Defense Mechanisms -- Pathological -- Immature -- Neurotic -- Mature
Legal Environment -- Legal Commitment -- Competency to Give Informed Consent -- Patient Rights -- Seclusion and Restraints
Psychiatric Therapies
Psychiatric Assessment Tests
American Nurses Association (ANA) Standards of Care
Mental Status Examination
Summarize the Nursing Assessment
Developing a Nursing Diagnosis
Final Exam
Summary
"Nursing success beings with the fundamentals and this student acclaimed review! Nursing Fundamentals Demystified, Second Edition offers a fast, fun, and interesting way for students to learn the fundamental concepts and must-know information that will be the cornerstone of their entire nursing education and career. This unique resource helps readers sort through the mountain of information nursing students face and focus on the essentials that which they truly must know to be a successful nurse. Readers will also learn how to apply the information to real-world clinical situations. Learning aids include key terms, tables and boxed information which summarizes important concepts, nursing alerts which spotlight critical safety information, nursing care plans, procedural tips to assist with the clinical application of the content, questions that appear throughout each chapter to help readers evaluate their comprehension, and NCLEX®-style questions at the end of each chapter"-- Provided by publisher.
"Nursing students usually have their first formal introduction to nursing concepts in Fundamentals of Nursing courses. As the course name implies, the intent of the course is to provide students with foundational information that will be used throughout the remainder of the nursing curriculum. Assimilating the information presented in the course can be quite an overwhelming task. Students are challenged not only to learn a new body of knowledge but also to begin to analyze, synthesize, and apply this information in clinical situations. The intent of Nursing Fundamentals Demystified is to facilitate students' understanding of this new and uncharted territory of information. This book is not intended to replace core "fundamentals of nursing" textbooks; instead, it emphasizes the most critical concepts. This book can be used as a supplemental resource for both novice students and nurses who need a quick and simple reference resource"-- Provided by publisher.
27.00 AD NURS (10-543-1)
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Keogh, James Edward, 1948- author.
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