Fundamentals of Nursing Concepts and Competencies for Practice
SKU: 9781975120429


Selected as a Doody's Core Title for 2022! Providing a big-picture approach to nursing practice, Fundamentals of Nursing: Concepts and Competencies for Practice , 9th Edition instills the foundational knowledge and clinical skills to help your students think critically and achieve positive outcomes throughout the nursing curriculum and in today's fast-paced clinical settings. This revision immerses students in a proven nursing framework that clarifies key capabilities -- from promoting health, to differentiating between normal function and dysfunction, to the use of scientific rationales and the approved nursing process -- and includes new Unfolding Patient Stories and Critical Thinking Using QSEN Competencies. NCLEX®-style review questions online and within the book further equip students for the challenges ahead. NEW! Unfolding Patient Stories , written by the National League for Nursing, foster valuable reflection on commonly encountered clinical scenarios. UPDATED! Additional NCLEX® Review questions reinforce students' exam readiness. NEW! Critical Thinking Using QSEN Competencies features include thought-provoking questions to boost students' clinical reasoning and problem-solving capabilities. NEW! Revised organization of the Table of Contents reflects an updated focus on foundational nursing concepts and competencies. Case Scenarios at the beginning of each chapter encourage students to think holistically about common clinical situations. Richly illustrated concept maps help visual learners apply the nursing process and think critically about the chapter-opening case scenarios. PICO (patient/problem, intervention, comparison, outcome) displays guide students through a structured, evidence-based approach to finding answers to clinical challenges related to the chapter-opening case scenarios. Collaborating with the Healthcare Team displays familiarize students with the SBAR technique for effective interpersonal communication. Therapeutic Dialogues emphasize close listening and enhance students' patient communication capabilities. Concept Mastery Alerts clarify potentially confusing topics as identified by Lippincott's Adaptive Learning powered by PrepU . Apply Your Critical Thinking features encourage deep thinking on concepts and situations, with detailed answers in an appendix identifying areas for further review. Ethical-Legal Issues equip students to think critically about complex situations they may encounter. Plan of Care features help students apply available knowledge and evidence-based research to create effective care plans. Outcome-Based Teaching Plans guide students to specific patient education outcomes. NANDA-I Tables clearly outline the relationship between nursing diagnosis, outcomes and interventions. Safety Alerts highlight specific considerations for safe practice. Evidence-Based Bundles to Improve Patient Care recommend sets of evidenced-base practices to reliably improve patient outcomes. Key Terms lists familiarize students with essential vocabulary in each chapter. Learning Objectives alert students to the most important chapter concepts.




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