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Fundamental concepts and skills for nursing / Patricia Williams.

Author/creator Williams, Patricia, 1961- author.
Format Book and Print
EditionEdition 6.
Publication Info St. Louis, Missouri : Elsevier, [2022]
Descriptionxxi, 946 pages : colored illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents Unit I: Introduction to nursing and the health care system. Nursing and the health care system -- Concepts of health, illness, stress, and health promotion -- Legal and ethical aspects of nursing.
Contents Unit II: The nursing process and clinical judgment model. The nursing process, critical thinking, and clinical judgment -- Assessment, data analysis/problem identification, and planning -- Implementation and evaluation.
Contents Unit III: Communication in nursing. Documentation of nursing care -- Communication and the nurse-patient relationship -- Patient education and health promotion -- Delegation, leadership, and management.
Contents Unit IV: Developmental, psychosocial, and cultural considerations. Growth and development: infancy through adolescence -- Adulthood and the family -- Promoting healthy adaptation to aging -- Cultural and spiritual aspects of patient care -- Loss, grief, and end-of-life care.
Contents Unit V: Basic nursing skills. Infection prevention and control: protective mechanisms and asepsis -- Infection prevention and control in the hospital and home -- Safely lifting, moving, and positioning patients -- Assisting with hygiene, personal care, skin care, and the prevention of pressure injuries -- Patient environment and safety -- Measuring vital signs -- Assessing health status -- Admitting, transferring, and discharging patients -- Diagnostic tests and specimen collection.
Contents Unit VI: Meeting basic psychologic needs. Fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance -- Concepts of basic nutrition and cultural considerations -- Nutritional therapy and assisted feeding -- Assisting with respiration and oxygen delivery -- Promoting urinary elimination -- Promoting bowel elimination -- Pain, comfort, and sleep -- Complementary health approaches.
Contents Unit VII: Medication administration. Pharmacology and preparation for drug administration -- Administering oral, topical, and inhalant medications -- Administering intradermal, subcutaneous, and intramuscular injections -- Administering intravenous solutions and medications.
Contents Unit VIII: Care of the surgical and immobile patient. Care of the surgical patient -- Providing wound care and treating pressure injuries -- Promoting musculoskeletal function.
Contents Unit IX: Caring for older adults. Common physical care problems of the older adult -- Common psychosocial care problems of the older adults.
Abstract Learn all the basic concepts and fundamental skills that an LPN/LVN needs! "Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing, 6th Edition" prepares you for nursing practice in a number of care settings, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, medical offices, clinics, surgery centers, and home care agencies. Illustrated, easy-to-read guidelines ensure that you gain a thorough understanding of the nursing process and problem solving, addressing topics such as the physiologic and psychosocial needs of the patient, critical thinking and clinical judgment, communication, collaboration with the health care team, patient teaching, and cultural competence. -- From product description.
General noteFifth edition published as deWit's fundamental concepts and skills for nursing.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
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