Study guide for Fundamentals of nursing, ninth edition / Geralyn Ochs, RN, AGACNP-BC, ACNP-BC, ANP-BC, Associate Professor of Nursing, Coordinator of the Adult Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program, St. Louis University School of Nursing, St. Louis, Missouri.

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Published: St. Louis, Missouri : Elsevier, [2017]
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Table of Contents:
  • Unit I. Nursing and the health care environment
  • Nursing today
  • The health care delivery system
  • Community-based nursing practice
  • Theoretical foundations of nursing practice
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Unit II. Caring throughout the life span
  • Health and wellness
  • Caring in nursing practice
  • Caring for the cancer survivor
  • Cultural awareness
  • Caring for families
  • Developmental theories
  • Conception through adolescence
  • Young and middle adults
  • Older adults
  • Unit III. Critical thinking in nursing practice
  • Critical thinking in nursing practice
  • Nursing assessment
  • Nursing diagnosis
  • Planning nursing care
  • Implementing nursing care
  • Evaluation
  • Managing patient care
  • Unit IV. Professional standards in nursing practice
  • Ethics and values
  • Legal implications in nursing practice
  • Communication
  • Patient education
  • Documentation and informatics

  • Unit V. Foundations for nursing practice
  • Patient safety and quality
  • Immobility
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Vital signs
  • Health assessment and physical examination
  • Medication administration
  • Complementary and alternative therapies
  • Unit VI. Psychosocial basis for nursing practice
  • Self-concept
  • Sexuality
  • Spiritual health
  • The experience of loss, death, and grief
  • Stress and coping
  • Unit VII. Physiological basis for nursing practice
  • Activity and exercise
  • Hygiene
  • Oxygenation
  • Fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance
  • Sleep
  • Pain management
  • Nutrition
  • Urinary elimination
  • Bowel elimination
  • Skin integrity and wound care
  • Sensory alterations
  • Care of surgical patients.