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Fundamentals of Nursing 10th Edition

Fundamentals of Nursing 10th Edition PDF

Author: Patricia A. Potter RN PhD FAAN

Publisher: Elsevier


Publish Date: April 2, 2020

ISBN-10: 032367772X

Pages: 1440

File Type: PDF

Language: English

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Book Preface

The nursing profession is always responding to dynamic change and continual challenges. Today, nurses need a broad knowledge base from which to provide care. More importantly, nurses require the ability to know how to apply best evidence in practice to assure the best outcomes for their patients. The role of the nurse includes assuming the lead in preserving nursing practice and demonstrating its contribution to the health care of our nation. Nurses of tomorrow, therefore, need to become competent clinicians, critical thinkers, patient advocates, clinical decision makers, and patient educators within a broad spectrum of care services.
The tenth edition of Fundamentals of Nursing was revised to prepare today’s students for the challenges of tomorrow. This textbook is designed for beginning students in all types of professional nursing programs. The comprehensive coverage provides fundamental nursing concepts, skills, and techniques of nursing practice and a firm foundation for more advanced areas of study.
Fundamentals of Nursing provides a contemporary approach to nursing practice, discussing the entire scope of primary, acute, and restorative care. This new edition continues to address a number of key current practice issues, including an emphasis on patientcentered care and evidence-based practice. Evidence-based practice is one of the most important initiatives in health care today. The increased focus on applying current evidence in patient care helps students understand how the latest research findings should guide their clinical decision making. Current evidence is reflected in each chapter’s references

New to this Edition
• Reflect Now boxes interspersed throughout the chapters prompt students to consider a recent clinical experience based on the topic being discussed in the text.
• Review Questions have been updated in each chapter, with a minimum of 4 alternate-item type questions. Answers are provided with questions and rationales on Evolve.
• Evidence-Based Practice boxes in each chapter have been updated to reflect current research topics and trends.
• A Reflective Learning section helps students be

Multimedia Supplements for Instructors and Students
• Nursing Skills Online 4.0 contains 19 modules rich with animations, videos, interactive activities, and exercises to help students prepare for their clinical lab experience. The instructionally designed lessons focus on topics that are difficult to master and pose a high risk to the patient if done incorrectly. Lesson quizzes allow students to check their learning curve and review as needed, and the module exams feed out to an instructor grade book. Modules cover Airway Management, Blood Therapy, Bowel Elimination/Ostomy Care, Cardiac Care, Closed Chest Drainage Systems, Enteral Nutrition, Infection Control, Maintenance of IV Fluid Therapy, IV Fluid Therapy, Administration of Parenteral Medications: Injections, Administration of Parenteral Medications: IV Medications, Administration of Nonparenteral Medications, Safe Medication Preparation, Safety, Specimen Collection, Urinary Catheterization, Caring for Central Vascular Access Devices (CVAD), Vital Signs, and Wound Care. Available alone or packaged with the text.
• Mosby’s Nursing Video Skills: Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, 4th edition provides 126 skills with overview information covering skill purpose, safety, and delegation guides; equipment lists; preparation procedures; procedure videos with printable step-by-step guidelines; appropriate follow-up care; documentation guidelines; and interactive review questions. Available online, as a student DVD set, or as a networkable DVD set for the institution

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