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Kozier & Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing, 10th edition

  • Audrey T. Berman
  • Shirlee Snyder
  • Geralyn Frandsen
Kozier & Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing (Subscription)

ISBN-13: 9780133975208

Includes: eText

10th edition

Published by Pearson (May 19th 2015) - Copyright © 2016

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book.

For fundamentals of nursing courses in the nursing curriculum

Help each student think like a nurse using a clear, consistent approach
Consistency and accessibility are essential to student success in the Fundamentals of Nursing course. With its clear, approachable, writing style, Kozier & Erb’s Fundamentals of Nursing sets the foundation for nursing excellence. Coverage of the key concepts of contemporary nursing, as well as the latest nursing evidence, standards, and competencies, helps prepare readers to become effective nurses. To help students develop their clinical-reasoning abilities, new QSEN features draw connections to actual nursing practice. All basic and fundamental skills for the registered nurse are described within the nursing process. Students will learn to think like nurses as they see how the material they are reading is applied in nursing practice.

Also available with MyNursingLab®
This title is also available with MyNursingLab—an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to engage students in the Fundamentals of Nursing course and improve results. Its guided learning path is proven to help students think like a nurse as they move beyond memorization to true understanding through application.

NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyNursingLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyNursingLab, search the Pearson website.

MyNursingLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyNursingLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

Offer a consistent, seamless skills component
Because the Berman textbook and Skills books are written by the same author team, fundamentals students experience a seamless presentation, style, and experience throughout. Contact your Pearson representative to package Kozier & Erb’s Fundamentals of Nursing, Tenth Edition with the authors’ Skills in Clinical Nursing, Eighth Edition ISBN: 013399743X.

Table of contents

UNIT 1 The Nature of Nursing 1

  1. Historical and Contemporary Nursing Practice 2
  2. Evidence-Based Practice and Research in Nursing 27
  3. Nursing Theories and Conceptual Frameworks 39
  4. Legal Aspects of Nursing 52
  5. Values, Ethics, and Advocacy 80

UNIT 2 Contemporary Health Care 98

  1. Health Care Delivery Systems 99
  2. Community Nursing and Care Continuity 116
  3. Home Care 131
  4. Electronic Health Records and Information Technology 143

UNIT 3 The Nursing Process 161

  1. Critical Thinking and Clinical Reasoning 162
  2. Assessing 177
  3. Diagnosing 199
  4. Planning 214
  5. Implementing and Evaluating 236
  6. Documenting and Reporting 250

UNIT 4¿Health Beliefs and Practices 274

  1. Health Promotion 275
  2. Health, Wellness, and Illness 298
  3. Culturally Responsive Nursing Care 315
  4. Complementary and Alternative Healing Modalities 335

UNIT 5 Lifespan Development 352

  1. Concepts of Growth and Development 353
  2. Promoting Health from Conception Through Adolescence 372
  3. Promoting Health in Young and Middle-Aged Adults 39
  4. Promoting Health in Older Adults 411
  5. Promoting Family Health 434

UNIT ¿6 Integral Aspects of Nursing 447

  1. Caring 448
  2. Communicating 462
  3. Teaching 491
  4. Leading, Managing, and Delegating 518

UNIT 7 Assessing Health 533

  1. Vital Signs 534
  2. Health Assessment 574

UNIT 8¿Integral Components of Client Care 669

  1. Asepsis 670
  2. Safety 715
  3. Hygiene 749
  4. Diagnostic Testing 807
  5. Medications 840
  6. Skin Integrity and Wound Care 919
  7. Perioperative Nursing 959

UNIT 9 Promoting Psychosocial Health 999

  1. Sensory Perception 1000
  2. Self-Concept 1021
  3. Sexuality 1035
  4. Spirituality 1058
  5. Stress and Coping 1078
  6. Loss, Grieving, and Death 1098

UNIT 10 Promoting Physiological Health 1121

  1. Activity and Exercise 1122
  2. Sleep 1182
  3. Pain Management 1204
  4. Nutrition 1249
  5. Urinary Elimination 1304
  6. Fecal Elimination 1344
  7. Oxygenation 1378
  8. Circulation 1426
  9. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid—Base Balance 1449

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