Fundamentals of Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!
Dazed and confused by Nursing Fundamentals class? Problem solved: Fundamentals of Nursing Made Incredibly Easy makes it easy to learn the basics of nursing science, concepts and skills. Enjoy the light-hearted, real-life examples, and simple definitions of this popular book, packed with easy-to-follow instructions. You'll quickly grasp the basics of nursing science and on-the-job skills and gain the confidence you need to succeed. This essential, one-of-a-kind reference makes learning the fundamentals of nursing incredibly easy with . . . . - NEW Info on social media and nursing - NEW Info on current practice in wound care - NEW Info on Healthy People 2020 health improvement program - NEW Nutrition content updated to include MyPlate.gov healthy eating guidelines - NEW Most current American Nursing Association practice standards - Numerous care plan examples, including common nursing diagnoses, appropriate patient outcomes, and basis for each recommended treatment - Three easy sections: o Foundational Concepts - Overview of nursing; basics of health and illness; ethical and legal considerations; the nursing process o General Nursing Skills - Communication; health assessment; taking vital signs; asepsis and infection control; medication basics; medication administration; IV therapy o Physiologic Needs - Oxygenation; patient self-care and hygiene; mobility, activity, and exercise; skin integrity and wound healing; comfort, rest, and sleep; pain management; nutrition; urinary elimination; bowel elimination - Fun drawings and cartoons make it simple to relate to skills and concepts - Easy-to-read content offers simple definitions of technical medical terms - Great refresher for new nursing grads and experienced nurses looking to renew their basic skills - Illustrated features in each chapter include: o Memory joggers - Simple tricks for remembering key info o Teacher's lounge - Patient-teaching tips on procedures, equipment and home care o Ages and stages - Identifies issues and procedures where patient's age impacts nursing care o Just the facts - Brief outline of content at the start of every chapter o Quick Quiz - NCLEX practice questions at end of every chapter o Stay on the ball - Possible dangers, risks, complications, contraindications and safety measures o Take note - Tips on how to document patient info