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Fundamentals of nursing : human health and function

Author: Ruth F Craven; Constance J Hirnle
Publisher: Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer : Document   Computer File : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
This comprehensive text introduces the broad range of the discipline of nursing, including theory, the nursing process, and step-by-step procedures.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth F Craven; Constance J Hirnle
ISBN: 9780781780230 0781780233
OCLC Number: 173659664
Description: xxxviii, 1513 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: The changing face of healthcare --
Community-based nursing and continuity of care --
The profession of nursing --
Nursing theory and conceptual frameworks --
Values --
Ethical and legal concerns --
Nurse leader and manager --
Nursing research: evidence-based care --
Nursing process: foundation for practice --
Nursing assessment --
Nursing diagnosis --
Outcome identification and planning --
Implementation and evaluation --
Critical thinking --
Communication of the nursing process: documenting and reporting --
Health and wellness --
Complementary and alternative medicine --
Lifespan development --
The older adult --
Individual, family, and community --
Culture and ethnicity --
Communication: the nurse-client relationship --
Client education --
Home care management --
Health assessment of human function --
Vital sign assessment --
Asepsis and infection control --
Medication administration --
Intravenous therapy --
Perioperative nursing --
Safety --
Health maintenance --
Self-care and hygiene --
Mobility and body mechanics --
Oxygenation: respiratory function --
Oxygenation: cardiovascular function --
Fluid, electrolyte and acid-based balance --
Nutrition --
Skin integrity and wound healing --
The body's defense against infection --
Urinary elimination --
Bowel elimination --
Sleep and rest --
Pain perception and management --
Sensory perception --
Cognitive processes --
Self-concept --
Families and their relationships --
Loss and grieving --
Stress, coping, and adaptation --
Human sexuality --
Spiritual health.
Responsibility: [edited by] Ruth F. Craven, Constance J. Hirnle ; 49 contributors.
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