Fundamentals of Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!
- Author: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
- ISBN: 9781451194241
- Availability: In Stock
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Dazed and confused by Nursing Fundamentals class? Problem solved: Fundamentals of Nursing Made Incredibly Easy! makes it easy to learn the basics of nursing science, concepts and skills. Enjoy the light-hearted, real-life examples, and simple definitions of this popular book, packed with easy-to-follow instructions. You'll quickly grasp the basics of nursing science and on-the-job skills and gain the confidence you need to succeed. This essential, one-of-a-kind reference makes learning the fundamentals of nursing incredibly easy with: NEW - Info on social media and nursing; NEW - Info on current practice in wound care; NEW - Info on Healthy People 2020 health improvement program; NEW - Nutrition content updated to include MyPlate.gov healthy eating guidelines; NEW - Most current American Nursing Association practice standards; and, numerous care plan examples, including common nursing diagnoses, appropriate patient outcomes, and basis for each recommended treatment. It also includes three easy sections: Foundational Concepts - Overview of nursing; basics of health and illness; ethical and legal considerations; the nursing process; General Nursing Skills - Communication; health assessment; taking vital signs; asepsis and infection control; medication basics; medication administration; IV therapy; and, Physiologic Needs - Oxygenation; patient self-care and hygiene; mobility, activity, and exercise; skin integrity and wound healing; comfort, rest, and sleep; pain management; nutrition; urinary elimination; bowel elimination. Fun drawings and cartoons make it simple to relate to skills and concepts. Easy-to-read content offers simple definitions of technical medical terms. It is a great refresher for new nursing grads and experienced nurses looking to renew their basic skills. Illustrated features in each chapter include: Memory joggers - Simple tricks for remembering key info; Teacher's lounge - Patient-teaching tips on procedures, equipment and home care; Ages and stages - identifies issues and procedures where patient's age impacts nursing care; Just the facts - Brief outline of content at the start of every chapter; Quick Quiz - NCLEX practice questions at end of every chapter; Stay on the ball - Possible dangers, risks, complications, contraindications and safety measures; and, Take note! - Tips on how to document patient info.