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Preparing students to succeed in modern nursing careers
Nurses today must grow and evolve to meet the demands of a dramatically changing healthcare system. Kozier & Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing provides a core foundation of contemporary professional nursing so students can succeed in today’s environment. From the integral aspects of nursing, such as managing and communicating, to assessing health and client care, the text sets the foundation for nursing excellence. To help students develop their clinical-reasoning abilities, QSEN features throughout the 11th Edition draw connections to actual nursing practice. Students will learn to think like nurses as they see how the material they are reading is applied in nursing practice. Other updates include new examples, additional photos, and the latest standards of care.

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Table of contents

UNIT 1: THE NATURE OF NURSING
1. Historical and Contemporary Nursing Practice
2. Evidence-Based Practice and Research in Nursing
3. Nursing Theories and Conceptual Frameworks
4. Legal Aspects of Nursing
5. Values, Ethics, and Advocacy

UNIT 2: CONTEMPORARY HEALTH CARE
6. Health Care Delivery Systems
7. Community Nursing and Care Continuity
8. Home Care
9. Electronic Health Records and Information Technology

UNIT 3: THE NURSING PROCESS
10. Critical Thinking and Clinical Reasoning
11. Assessing
12. Diagnosing
13. Planning
14. Implementing and Evaluating
15. Documenting and Reporting

UNIT 4: HEALTH BELIEFS AND PRACTICES
16. Health Promotion
17. Health, Wellness, and Illness
18. Culturally Responsive Nursing Care
19. Complementary and Alternative Healing Modalities

UNIT 5: LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENT
20. Concepts of Growth and Development
21. Promoting Health from Conception Through Adolescence
22. Promoting Health in Young and Middle-Aged Adults
23. Promoting Health in Older Adults
24. Promoting Family Health

UNIT 6: INTEGRAL ASPECTS OF NURSING
25. Caring
26. Communicating
27. Teaching
28. Leading, Managing, and Delegating

UNIT 7: ASSESSING HEALTH
29. Vital Signs
30. Health Assessment

UNIT 8: INTEGRAL COMPONENTS OF CLIENT CARE
31. Asepsis
32. Safety
33. Hygiene
34. Diagnostic Testing
35. Medications
36. Skin Integrity and Wound Care
37. Perioperative Nursing

UNIT 9: PROMOTING PSYCHOSOCIAL HEALTH
38. Sensory Perception
39. Self-Concept
40. Sexuality
41. Spirituality
42. Stress and Coping
43. Loss, Grieving, and Death

UNIT 10: PROMOTING PHYSIOLOGICAL HEALTH
44. Activity and Exercise
45. Sleep
46. Pain Management
47. Nutrition
48. Urinary Elimination
49. Fecal Elimination
50. Oxygenation
51. Circulation
52. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid–Base Balance

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