Nursing A Concept-Based Approach to Learning, Volume I

ISBN-10: 0132934264
ISBN-13: 9780132934268
Edition: 2nd 2015
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 2/24/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1680
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.25" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 8.250
Language: English

The state-of-the-art concept-based, student-centered introduction to nursing: first of two volumes, focused on 21 indispensable biophysical concepts. Today, nurses must be able to transfer their knowledge to new situations, and stay current with new disorders, treatments, and evidence-based practice. Nursing: A Concept–Based Approach to Learning, Volume I, Second Edition will help them achieve all these goals. Its concept-based approach requires students to participate actively, assume more responsibility for their knowledge, integrate concepts, apply information, and use clinical reasoning. Instead of memorizing thousands of alterations, students gain in-depth knowledge of selected alterations, and learn how to apply that knowledge as new challenges and client presentations come their way. The first of two volumes, this fully-updated Volume I focuses on 21 crucial biophysical concepts: acid-base balance; cellular regulation; comfort; digestion; elimination; fluids/electrolytes; health, wellness, and illness; immunity; infection; inflammation; intracranial regulation; metabolism; mobility; nutrition; oxygenation; perfusion; perioperative care; sensory perception; sexuality; thermoregulation, and tissue integrity. These concepts are illuminated with nearly 100 exemplars covering the entire lifespan. Teaching and Learning Experience This concept-based, student-centered text will help nurses master the essential biophysical concepts of nursing, and apply critical thinking to deepen and extend this knowledge throughout their nursing careers. Concept-based approach helps students synthesize today's most important nursing concepts, and extend their knowledge as new evidence and standards of practice arise: Replaces rote memorization with a deeper understanding of the most crucial concepts, supported with exceptionally relevant and useful examples, and the critical thinking skills needed to extend them Up-to-date, thorough coverage of the 21 most crucial biophysical concepts every nurse should understand: Shows how core concepts recur throughout multiple body systems and alterations, providing a foundation for students to extend their learning throughout their careers Multiple pedagogical features to promote more effective learning: State-of-the-art teaching features make key concepts more accessible and intuitively understandable

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