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April 5, 2012 0323079334 978-0323079334 8

Learn fundamental nursing principles, concepts, and skills with ease! Fundamentals of Nursing, 8th Edition includes accurate, cutting-edge content, active learning strategies, and the latest evidence-based research to help you excel in your classes and prepare for success in today's competitive nursing field. An expert author team led by Patricia Potter and Anne Griffin Perry provides a trusted, comprehensive resource, thoroughly reviewed by nursing experts and peers to ensure the most accurate content. With practical, fully integrated study support, this edition makes it easier than ever to build the understanding and clinical reasoning essential to providing excellent patient care.

  • UNIQUE! Clear, streamlined writing style makes complex material more approachable.
  • UNIQUE! Critical Thinking Models in each clinical chapter show you how to apply the nursing process for successful clinical outcomes.
  • The 5-step nursing process provides a consistent framework for clinical practice.
  • More than 55 skills demonstrations guide you through each step for administering safe nursing care.
  • More than 20 Procedural Guidelines clearly outline basic skill instructions.
  • Unexpected Outcomes and Related Interventions for each skill alert you to potential problems and appropriate actions.
  • Planning sections on Goals and Outcomes, Setting Priorities, and Teamwork and Collaboration help you plan and prioritize care.
  • Implementation sections detail care guidelines for health promotion, acute care, and continuing care across all practice settings.
  • Delegation coverage clarifies which skills can or cannot be delegated.
  • Safe Patient Handling Guidelines help you ensure compliance with patient safety regulations.
  • More than 25 Care Plans help you understand how to apply the 5-step nursing process to address individual patient problems.
  • Patient Teaching boxes help you develop and implement successful strategies for patient education.
  • Nursing Assessment Questions boxes help you phrase questions for more effective patient communication.
  • Cultural Aspect of Care boxes provide practical guidelines for managing patients' cultural needs and preferences.
  • Focus on Older Adult boxes highlight key aspects of nursing assessment and care for this growing population.
  • Key Points summarize important content for more efficient study.
  • Key terms at the beginning of each chapter include convenient page references to complete definitions.
  • More than 25 Concept Maps illustrate care planning for clients with multiple nursing diagnoses.
  • NOC outcomes, NIC interventions, and the latest NANDA diagnoses incorporated into Care Plans reflect national care standards you'll encounter in practice.
  • UNIQUE! Caring for the Cancer Survivor chapter prepares you for the special challenges involved in caring for cancer survivors who still face physical and emotional effects of the illness and its treatment.
  • Engaging study tools on the Evolve companion website reinforce your understanding with convenient access to skills video clips, skills checklists, chapter audio summaries, answers to practice questions, a calculations tutorial, a searchable audio glossary, a Spanish/English glossary, and more.
  • NEW and UNIQUE! Building Competency boxes help you apply QSEN (Quality & Safety Education for Nurses) competencies to realistic clinical situations.
  • NEW and UNIQUE! Expanded Evidence-Based Practice boxes highlight the importance of current clinical research in daily practice.
  • NEW! Case studies in all clinical chapters allow you to practice using care plans and concept maps to perform clinical application exercises.
  • NEW and UNIQUE! Clinical Application questions test your understanding of clinical practices.
  • NEW! Skill guidelines for blood glucose monitoring help you ensure accurate readings when performing this common skill.
  • NEW! Content on violence, genetics/genomics, compassion fatigue, bullying, and the accreditation process addresses current concerns in nursing practice.
  • NEW! More than 725 review questions test your retention of key chapter concepts.
  • NEW! Three comprehensive fundamentals practice exams and a calculations tutorial on the companion Evolve website help you assess your understanding.
  • More than 100 NEW photos clarify procedures and familiarize you with the latest clinical equipment.
  • NEW! Glossary provides quick, convenient access to definitions for all key terms.

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Product Details

  • Series: Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Hardcover: 1392 pages
  • Publisher: Mosby; 8 edition (April 5, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0323079334
  • ISBN-13: 978-0323079334
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.6 x 2.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,553 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars And so it begins! January 8, 2013
By Dani
This book will introduce you to the world of nursing more than you ever thought possible. Potter and Perry sure spent some time on this one. It's easy to read, and contains end of chapter review questions of an NCLEX style. Very helpful. Also, if you need to pump some iron, this book will get you into shape. It's quite heavy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Boring! November 14, 2013
By David
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This book repeats itself a lot... very redundant. The information is not presented in an interesting way.I would not recommend it for a Fundamentals course.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! October 13, 2012
By Bre
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I use this book literally every single day! I love it! I only use two books out of the 15 or so (yes, I'm exaggerating) that they had us order. This one & a book for Pharmacology (Pharmacology & The Nursing Process 6th Ed. Vital Source Page Burst). This book has great illustrations, & definitions for everything! You won't regret your purchase! :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Serves its purpose. September 11, 2013
By Heather
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Book shipped quickly! Glad I purchased in amazon and not at my school's bookstore, saved me a bunch of money. I hate the way this text book is written though. It's very hard to sit and read all my assignments.
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5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful book April 17, 2014
By mdrayer
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This book is exactly what I expected. Very happy with the product received. I would recommend this book (Amazon books in general) for anyone going into nursing school (or any school).
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1.0 out of 5 stars Wrong book received! March 13, 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I ordered Fundamentals of Nursing but received a pharmacology book! Seriously!??? How can you confuse the two books??? Unless you cant read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars EFFECTIVE AND PRODUCTIVE February 24, 2014
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Detailed, effective, on point and background helps you to productively grasp the key elements. Skills processes are also simplified and easy to follow.
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2.0 out of 5 stars rambles February 20, 2014
I really enjoy the practice questions at the end of the chapter, but the chapter summaries sum up everything I need to know. The individual chapters seem to go on and on without providing any new information than what's in the first paragraph
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good
This book was very helpful for my first semester in nursing! It's not one of those boring texts like some can be.
Published 2 months ago by Everett Warren
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book, Great Information!
I had to buy this book for my Nursing Fundamentals classes and it is helpful and interesting. It has great information and I plan to keep it for future reference. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Nursing Student
5.0 out of 5 stars what she needed
great way to save n=money on textbooks- just what my nursing student needed for class- easy to get and return
Published 2 months ago by Dawn N.
1.0 out of 5 stars SO SAD BOOK HAD PAGES MISSING
I am so disappointed because there were important pages ripped out of the book. I didn't notice till into Chap12
Published 2 months ago by Susan C Fisher Feld
5.0 out of 5 stars nice
well. its necessary. for school. for nursing school. so get it. and love it. cuz you need it. youll be a great nurse
Published 3 months ago by Kimbanda
2.0 out of 5 stars Repetitive....repetitive...repetitive...
Wow...could this book get any more boring? Tons of repetitive information. Seriously, this entire book could've been written in half the number of pages. Read more
Published 3 months ago by AH0602
5.0 out of 5 stars Right on time!
It was delivered in less than 24 hours as promised and the book was in great condition! Apparently my book was picked up by another student and I was about to go crazy because I... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Kevin K Francis
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice text
My school references the Ignatavicius more, but when this book is used I find it easy to follow and read. Any Potter and Perry book is a good buy.
Published 4 months ago by Diane M Gawne
4.0 out of 5 stars great
Good price for the book and I use it for my nursing class. It works well with the study guide.
Published 4 months ago by Melissa
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