"Basic Nursing" is known for its direct, easy-to-read style and visually appealing design, making it perfect for busy nursing students. It covers all essential nursing principles, concepts, and skills and consistently follows the 5-step nursing process framework. With a strong focus on critical thinking, lead authors Patricia A. Potter and Anne Griffin Perry provide an excellent foundation for clinicals.
Table of Contents
UNIT ONE: CONCEPTS IN NURSING 1. Health and Wellness 2. The Health Care Delivery System 3. Community-Based Nursing Practice 4. Legal Principles in Nursing 5. Ethics 6. Evidence-Based Practice NEW! UNIT TWO: PROCESSES IN NURSING CARE 7. Critical Thinking 8. Nursing Process 9. Informatics and Documentation 10. Communication 11. Patient Education 12. Managing Patient Care UNIT THREE: ESSENTIALS FOR NURSING PRACTICE 13. Infection Prevention and Control 14. Vital Signs 15. Health Assessment and Physical Examination 16. Administering Medications 17. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balances UNIT FOUR: PROMOTING PSYCHOSOCIAL HEALTH 18. Caring in Nursing Practice 19. Cultural Diversity 20. Spiritual Health 21. Growth and Development 22. Self-Concept and Sexuality 23. Family Context in Nursing 24. Stress and Coping 25. Loss and Grief UNIT FIVE: PROMOTING PHYSICAL HEALTH 26. Exercise and Activity 27. Safety 28. Hygiene 29. Oxygenation 30. Sleep 31. Pain Management 32. Nutrition 33. Urinary Elimination 34. Bowel Elimination 35. Immobility 36. Skin Integrity and Wound Care 37. Sensory Alterations 38. Surgical Patient