Fundamentals of Nursing
Fundamentals of Nursing,
Edition 2 Active Learning for Collaborative Practice
By Barbara L Yoost, MSN, RN, CNE, ANEF and Lynne R Crawford, MSN, MBA, RN, CNE

Publication Date: 12 Apr 2019

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Yoost and Crawford’s Fundamentals of Nursing is back for a second-edition encore! The text that made its name by focusing on simple language and active learning continues its focus on helping you truly understand, apply, and retain important nursing information and concepts. Using a warm and conversational style, this new second edition guides you towards a basic understanding of the nursing profession and then logically progresses through the nursing process and into the safe and systematic methods of applying care. Each chapter features realistic and complex case studies and critical thinking exercises woven throughout the content to help you continually apply what you've learned to actual patient care. A conceptual care mapping approach — created by Yoost and Crawford themselves — further your ability to make clinical judgments and synthesize knowledge as you develop plans of care after analysing and clustering related patient assessment data. All of this paired with a wealth of student-friendly learning features and clinically-focused content offers up a fundamentally different — and effective — way for you to easily master the fundamentals of nursing.

Key Features

  • UNIQUE! Warm, friendly writing style slows down the pace of information to give readers time to critically think and master all fundamental concepts and skills.
  • UNIQUE! Building block approach groups topics and concepts together thematically, in the order needed for readers to build their knowledge.
  • UNIQUE! Objective-driven approach presents clearly defined, numbered objectives that coordinate with all content and then wrap up with Objective Summaries.
  • UNIQUE! Active learning activities are incorporated throughout every chapter to help readers learn to apply chapter content to broader nursing concepts and realistic patient scenarios.
  • UNIQUE! Conceptual care mapping is taught and used throughout the text in conjunction with the Conceptual Care Map Creator.
  • UNIQUE! Emphasis on QSEN reinforces the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses competencies, including: patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, safety, and informatics.
  • Special feature boxes cover the areas of: diversity consideration, evidence-based practice, informatics, patient education, healthy literacy, health assessment questions, interprofessional collaboration and delegation, ethical and legal practice, home care considerations, safe practice alerts, QSEN, critical thinking exercises, and nursing care guidelines.

New Features

  • NEW! Interprofessional collaboration and delegation content appears throughout the text along with new IPE activities that are integrated into the Evolve resources.
  • NEW & UNIQUE! Review and exam questions tied to learning objectives use a building-block style approach that starts at lower Bloom’s taxonomy levels in early chapters and builds to more complex levels as readers acquire more knowledge.
  • NEW! Emphasis on assignment and delegation covers the differences between them and how and when they’re appropriate for an RN.
  • NEW! Content on complementary therapies has been integrated throughout the text to reflect the changes to the NCLEX exam.
  • NEW! Additional information has been added in the areas of HCAHPS, Health Literacy, Patient Education, Drugs of Abuse, Zika, Ebola, and more.
About the author
By Barbara L Yoost, MSN, RN, CNE, ANEF and Lynne R Crawford, MSN, MBA, RN, CNE
Table of Contents
  1. Nursing, Theory, and Professional Practice
  2. Values, Beliefs, and Caring
  3. Communication
  4. Critical Thinking in Nursing
  5. Introduction to the Nursing Process
  6. Assessment
  7. Nursing Diagnosis
  8. Planning
  9. Implementation and Evaluation
  10. Documentation, Electronic Health Records, and Reporting
  11. Ethical and Legal Considerations
  12. Leadership and Management
  13. Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research
  14. Health Literacy and Patient Education
  15. Nursing Informatics
  16. Health and Wellness
  17. Human Development: Conception through Adolescence
  18. Human Development: Young Adult through Older Adult
  19. Vital Signs
  20. Health History and Physical Assessment
  21. Ethnicity and Cultural Assessment
  22. Spiritual Health
  23. Public Health, Community-Based, and Home Health Care
  24. Human Sexuality
  25. Safety
  26. Asepsis and Infection Control
  27. Hygiene and Personal Care
  28. Activity, Immobility, and Safe Movement
  29. Skin Integrity and Wound Care
  30. Nutrition
  31. Cognitive and Sensory Alterations
  32. Stress and Coping
  33. Sleep
  34. Diagnostic Testing
  35. Medication Administration
  36. Pain Management
  37. Perioperative Nursing Care
  38. Oxygenation and Tissues Perfusion
  39. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance
  40. Bowel Elimination
  41. Urinary Elimination
  42. Death and Loss
Book details
ISBN: 9780323676717
Retail Price: £107.00