Fundamentals of Nursing, unlike other texts, is not limited to just one specialism, but considers nursing across all fields from Adult, to Child, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities as well as both within the acute and community settings. The book will help you to prepare and succeed in the varied and exciting career you have chosen, enabling you to become the skilled, flexible and confident nurse modern healthcare demands. Fundamentals of Nursing helps you on this journey with comprehensive coverage of contemporary professional nursing developed to compliment the latest Standards of Proficiency for Pre-Registration Nursing Education (Nursing & Midwifery Council 2010) and the Essential Skills Clusters. Support for your learning is provided through:Full Colour Presentation - view procedures and other visuals in realistic full colour. Diagrams and text features stand out in the colourful and highly developed text design. Black and white and dullness are banned. Don't accept anything less! Step-by-Step Procedures are included in all clinical chapters (with a quick access contents list included within the prelims). Clinical procedures are discussed using a step-by-step approach, often with stunning visuals and the rationale is provided for these procedures based on current clinical evidence. Skills revision videos (available within MyNursingKit) are linked to procedures where relevant. Case Studies - helping to put nursing into context, these realistic scenarios across a range of nursing fields and settingsare included in all chapters. Relevant guidance is included to help you understand what you need to consider when confronted with a similar situation. These are suitable for both personal reflection and group discussion. Newly Developed Chapters devised by specialists on Mental Health, Child and Learning Disability Nursing have been written to promote the widest possible experience and understanding among students and practitioners of all nursing fields, promoting the basic skills to meet any patient's needs independent of age or vulnerability. Clinical Alerts are used in clinical chapters to highlight particular areas of practice that need to be taken into account when caring for an individual or group. Activities are used throughout to help you reinforce and prove your learning. Reference answers are provided to check your understanding. Lifespan Considerations are included where appropriate to highlight alternative practices when caring for infants, children and/or older adults. Community Considerations provide information on caring for individuals in the home care and community setting. Prepares the student for more than just the acute setting. MyNursingKit - a premium website integrated with the text providing extra practice, revision and support for the student. Including diagnostic tests, interactive scenario simulations and skills videos among other resources. Go to www.pearsoned.co.uk/kozier to login.
1 Historical and Current Nursing Practice2 Health, Illness and Disease3 Health Promotion4 Legal Aspects of Nursing5 Professional and Ethical Aspects of Nursing6 Mental Health7 Child Health8 Learning Disability9 Nursing Theories, Conceptual Frameworks and Pathways10 The Nursing Process11 Physical Assessment12 Infection Prevention and Control13 Moving and Handling: Promoting the Safety of the Patient and Nurse14 Mobility, Rest and Sleep15 Vital Signs16 Oxygenation17 Hygiene18 Skin Integrity and Wound Care19 Nutrition20 Hydration21 Urinary Elimination22 Bowel Elimination23 Medication and Drug Administration24 Pain Management25 Emergency Management of an Acutely Ill Patient26 Pre and Post-operative Care27 Diagnostic Testing