9780781744805

Fundamentals of Nursing The Art and Science of Nursing Care

  • ISBN 13:

    9780781744805

  • ISBN 10:

    0781744806

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 07/02/2004
  • Publisher: LWW
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

Revised to emphasize critical thinking, this Fifth Edition is the most engaging, student-friendly, and comprehensive fundamentals textbook for beginning nursing students. The unique, holistic "blended skills" approach to nursing care integrates technical, cognitive, ethical/legal, and interpersonal skills. Each Fifth Edition chapter opens with three real-world cases, which are used throughout the chapter as examples. Reflective Practice boxes written by Carol Taylor's students describe realistic situations and ask challenging questions. The updated coverage includes discussions of evidence-based practice and a new chapter on complementary and alternative modalities. A back-of-book CD-ROM has tutorials on NCLEX innovative items, and fluid and electrolyte balance. Now this text is available in a package with a student-version DVD of Taylor's Video Guide to Clinical Nursing Skills. Hosted by a nurse expert, this 17-module video program offers engaging reality-based footage, interviews with patients, caregivers, and nurses, and detailed step-by-step demonstration of skills. A unique feature of this video program is its coverage of unexpected situations, with a focus on how to appropriately respond when a skill deviates from the normal steps. Modules: / Module 1: Vital Signs / Module 2: Asepsis / Module 3: Oral and Topical Medications / Module 4: Injectable Medications / Module 5: IV Medications / Module 6: Perioperative Nursing / Module 7: Hygiene / Module 8: Skin Integrity and Wound Care / Module 9: Activity / Module 10: Nutrition / Module 11: Urinary Elimination / Module 12: Indwelling and Intermittent Catheters / Module 13: Bowel Elimination / Module 14: Oxygenation / Module 15: Tracheostomy Care / Module 16: IV Therapy / Module 17: Central Venous Access Devices

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