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Fundamentals of Nursing, 7e

Fundamentals of Nursing, 7e
Author: Patricia A. Potter RN MSN PhD FAAN - Anne Griff
ISBN 13: 9780323067843
ISBN 10: 323067840
Edition: 7
Publisher: Mosby
Publication Date: 2008-12-19
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 1476
List Price: $110.00

Fundamentals of Nursingwas designed for you, the student. You're busy. You've got a lot to do and a lot to learn. You need a book that will help you understand the concepts and skills you'll be tested on-in the classroom and in practice.

Page through this book and check out the following:

  • Complete coverage of content is presented in a readable, appealing format.
  • The five-step nursing process-the organizing framework for most of your texts and practice-is clearly explained and consistently applied throughout.

  • Over 1100 full-color photos and drawings bring concepts and techniques clearly to life.

  • Essential nursing skills are presented in a clear format that explains both how and why each step is performed. Delegation considerations in each skill guide you in assigning tasks to assistive personnel.

  • A unique five-dimensional model in the clinical chapters clearly shows how nursing process and critical thinking come together in caring for clients.

  • Your own personal access code for the customized website that features links to important Websites for this book.

Inside this book is a Free CD Companion that includes:

  • Butterfield's Fluids and Electrolytes--an interactive program that helps you understand one of the most difficult concepts in nursing.

  • Case studies that provide interactive practice in applying the nursing process critical thinking model to "real" clients

  • Performance checklists to help you evaluate your competence in performing the skills presented in the text-print them or fill them in on screen

  • Searchable Glossary defines all key terms in the text

Don't forget to pick up the Study Guide and Skills Performance Checklists to accompany Fundamentals of Nursing

Doody Review Services

Reviewer:Janice K. Warrington, MSNEd, RN(Delaware Technical & Community College)
Description:This comprehensive book provides students with a good foundation in nursing education. The book includes a CD with interactive learning activities as well as online learning resources and activities designed to enhance the text.
Purpose:The purpose is to provide nursing students with a good basic understanding of nursing concepts and principles, which the book does by presenting the most current information and principles of evidence-based practice.
Audience:This is designed for beginning students in all types of professional nursing programs. To accommodate the growing numbers of students whose native language is not English, the book has been reviewed by specialists in English as a second language to streamline the text and enhance comprehension.
Features:The book covers the nursing process, health promotion in acute and continuing care, cultural diversity, care of the older adult, and current trends in nursing, including culturally competent care, evidence-based practice, and resident handling safety. Each chapter includes details about media resources, key terms, and learning objectives to help students focus on what is important. The material is presented in various formats, such as concept maps, and in the context of the nursing process with a focus on client teaching, evidence-based practice, safety alerts, special needs of older adults, and cultural aspects of care.
Assessment:Written in a way that beginning nursing students can understand, the book presents the material in a variety of formats to help learners of all types. This edition provides the most up-to-date information in nursing and offers students a valuable resource even after completing their nursing program.