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Fundamentals of Nursing
Fundamentals of Nursing , 8th Edition
By Patricia A. Potter, RN, MSN, PhD, FAAN, Anne Griffin Perry, RN, EdD, FAAN, Patricia Stockert, RN, BSN, MS, PhD and Amy Hall, RN, BSN, MS, PhD, CNE
Mar 22, 2012 ISBN: 9780323079334
Suggested retail price $131.00

Also available as a eBook
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Revised, reorganized, and reviewed for accuracy, Fundamentals of Nursing, 8th Edition combines unparalleled nursing coverage with innovative, fully integrated learning and teaching support to help you build the most effective fundamentals curriculum with ease. The Potter team's proven, student-friendly approach describes the principles, concepts, and skills essential to your students' success, and comprehensive educator support tools seamlessly coordinate all of your course resources to enhance your teaching capabilities and help you meet all of your curriculum goals. Thoroughly reviewed by nursing experts and peers, this edition ensures that your students learn with completely accurate content.

  • UNIQUE! Clear, streamlined writing style reviewed by an ESL/Readability specialist makes complex material more approachable.
  • More than 55 skills demonstrations guide students through each step for administering safe nursing care.
  • UNIQUE! Critical Thinking Models in each chapter show students how to apply the nursing process for successful clinical outcomes.
  • NEW! Dr. Patricia Stockert and Dr. Amy Hall join Dr. Potter and Dr. Perry, each bringing more than 20 years of experience in nursing practice and education.
  • NEW and UNIQUE! Building Competency boxes help students apply QSEN competencies to realistic clinical situations.
  • NEW! 1,500-question test bank on Evolve saves you time and ensures thorough student assessment.
  • NEW and UNIQUE! Clinical Applications questions test students' understanding of clinical practices.
  • NEW and UNIQUE! Expanded Evidence-Based Practice boxes highlight the importance of current clinical research in daily practice.
  • NEW! Case studies in all clinical chapters provide practice using care plans and concept maps to perform clinical application exercises.
  • NEW! TEACH 2.0 educator resources map all of your course content and resources to simplify your course planning and class preparation.
  • Planning sections on Goals and Outcomes, Setting Priorities, and Teamwork and Collaboration help students plan and prioritize care.
  • Implementation sections detail care guidelines for health promotion, acute care, and continuing care across all practice settings.
  • Unexpected Outcomes and Related Interventions for each skill alert students to potential problems and appropriate actions.
  • Nursing Assessment Questions boxes help students phrase questions for more effective patient communication.
  • Cultural Aspect of Care boxes provide practical guidelines for managing patients' cultural needs and preferences.
  • Patient Teaching boxes outline successful strategies for patient education.
  • Focus on Older Adult boxes highlight key aspects of nursing assessment and care for this growing population.
  • More than 25 Concept Maps illustrate care planning for clients with multiple nursing diagnoses.
  • More than 25 Care Plans help students understand how to apply the 5-step nursing process to address individual patient problems.
  • NEW! Three comprehensive practice exams based on overall Fundamentals content and a calculations tutorial on the Evolve website help students identify areas requiring further study.
  • NOC outcomes, NIC interventions, and the latest NANDA diagnoses incorporated into Care Plans reflect national care standards.
  • UNIQUE! Caring for the Cancer Survivor chapter prepares students for the special challenges involved in the care of cancer survivors who still face physical and emotional effects of the illness and its treatment.
  • NEW! Content on violence, genetics/genomics, compassion fatigue, bullying, and the accreditation process addresses current concerns in nursing practice.
  • NEW! Skill guidelines for blood glucose monitoring help students ensure accurate readings when performing this common skill.
  • More than 100 NEW photos clarify procedures and familiarize students with the latest clinical equipment.

    Educator Resources on Evolve

    • NEW TEACH for Nurses manual with customizable, ready-made lesson plans that include:
      • Nursing curriculum standards (QSEN, Concept-Based, BSN Essentials)
      • Unique case studies with answer guidelines
      • Teaching strategies with learning activities (in-class, group, and online)
      • Instructor and student resources
      • Teaching focus summaries
      • Learning objectives
      • Key terms
      • Detailed chapter outlines
    • Completely new 1,500-question test bank
      • Completely rewritten test questions
      • Based on the NCLEX® exam and the fundamentals curriculum
      • More application questions
      • Piloted
      • Individuals who wrote one or more chapters took the test questions for two or more chapters they did not write.
      • Current fundamentals instructors also "worked" the tests to check for accuracy, clarity, and level.
      • Includes alternate item questions
    • Revised PowerPoint Slides
      • Over 1,000 customizable slides
      • 50 progressive case studies
      • Integrated images, tables and boxes
      • Audience response questions throughout
      • Speaker notes for each slide
    • Curriculum Conversion Guide
    • Concept Exemplar Guide
    • Answers to clinical application questions
    • Answers and rationales for review questions
    • Access to all Student Resources

    Student Resources on Evolve 

    • Video Clips
    • Concept Map Creator
    • Case Study with Questions
    • Skills Performance Checklists
    • Interactive Learning Activities
    • Review Questions
    • Audio Glossary
    • Calculations Tutorial
    • Key Term Flashcards
    • Butterfield’s Fluids and Electrolytes Tutorial
    • Content Updates
    • 3 practice exams on overall Fundamentals content
    Other ISBNs:

    • Title:Fundamentals of Nursing - Pageburst E-Book on Kno
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    • Title:Fundamentals of Nursing - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource
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    • Title:Fundamentals of Nursing - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card)
      ISBN: 9780323096126 Price:$131.00


    • Title:Fundamentals of Nursing - Text and SImulation Learning System
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    • Title:Fundamentals of Nursing - Text and Clinical Companion Package
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    • Title:Fundamentals of Nursing - Text and Virtual Clinical Excursions 3.0 Package
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    • Title:Fundamentals of Nursing - Text and Study Guide Package
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    • Title:Fundamentals of Nursing - Text, Study Guide, and Mosby's Nursing Video Skills - Student Version DVD 4e Package
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    • Title:Fundamentals of Nursing Textbook 8e and Mosby's Nursing Video Skills Student Version Online (Access Card) 4e Package
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    • Title:Fundamentals of Nursing Textbook and Mosby's Nursing Video Skills Student Version DVD 4e Package
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    Unit 1: Nursing and the Health Care Environment
    1. Nursing Today
    2. The Health Care Delivery System
    3. Community-Based Nursing Practice
    4. Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice
    5. Evidence-Based Practice
    Unit 2: Caring Throughout the Life Span
    6. Health and Wellness
    7. Caring in Nursing Practice
    8. Caring for the Cancer Survivor
    9. Culture and Ethnicity
    10. Caring for Families
    11. Developmental Theories
    12. Conception Through Adolescence
    13. Young to Middle Adult
    14. Older Adult
    Unit 3: Critical Thinking in Nursing Practice
    15. Critical Thinking in Nursing Practice
    16. Nursing Assessment
    17. Nursing Diagnosis
    18. Planning Nursing Care
    19. Implementing Nursing Care
    20. Evaluation
    21. Managing Patient Care
    Unit 4: Professional Standards in Nursing Practice
    22. Ethics and Values
    23. Legal Implications in Nursing Practice
    24. Communication
    25. Patient Education
    26. Documentation and Informatics
    Unit 5: Foundations for Nursing Practice
    27. Patient Safety
    28. Infection Prevention and Infection Control
    29. Vital Signs
    30. Health Assessment and Physical Examination
    31. Medication Administration
    32. Complementary and Alternative Therapies
    Unit 6: Psychosocial Basis for Nursing Practice
    33. Self-Concept
    34. Sexuality
    35. Spiritual Health
    36. The Experience of Loss, Death, and Grief
    37. Stress and Coping
    Unit 7: Physiological Basis for Nursing Practice
    38. Activity and Exercise
    39. Hygiene
    40. Oxygenation
    41. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance
    42. Sleep
    43. Pain Management
    44. Nutrition
    45. Urinary Elimination
    46. Bowel Elimination
    47. Mobility and Immobility
    48. Skin Integrity and Wound Care
    49. Sensory Alterations
    50. Care of Surgical Patients