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Fundamentals of Nursing Care

Concepts, Connections & Skills

2nd Edition
Includes DavisPlus

This practical, student-oriented focus helps LPN students to master safe and effective nursing care by developing the critical thinking and problem solving skills they need to excel in clinical practice.


The Plus code inside new, printed texts unlocks a wealth of resources. Students simply scratch off the code; visit DavisPlus.com; log into their student accounts or create new ones; and enter their codes.


For Students

  • Davis Digital Version
  • Animations of anatomical and physiological processes
  • Interactive Animation Exercises
  • Interactive Chapter Exercises

Also Available

  • Chapter Overview Podcasts—perfect when reviewing for quizzes and tests.

For Instructors

  • Davis Digital Version
  • Instructor’s Guide
  • PowerPoint Presentations
  • Image Bank
  • Test Bank
  • Resource Kits for Learning
  • Management Systems
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Table of Contents
I. Introduction to Nursing

1. The Vista of Nursing
2. Health Care Delivery and Economics
3. Nursing Ethics and Law
4. The Nursing Process and Decision Making
5. Documentation 
II. Communicating and Understanding 
6. Communication and Relationships
7. Promoting Health and Wellness
8. Ethnic, Cultural, and Spiritual Aspects of Care
9. Growth and Development throughout the Lifespan
10. Loss, Grief, and Dying
11. Complementary and Alternative Medicine
III. Nursing Basics
12. Patient Teaching
13. Safety
14. Medical Asepsis and Infection Control
15. Personal Care 
16. Moving and Positioning Patients
17. Vital Signs 
18. Applying Heat and Cold 
19. Pain Management, Rest, and Restorative Sleep 
20. Admission, Transfer, and Discharge
21. Physical Assessment
22. Surgical Asepsis
IV. Clinical Skills and Care
23. Nutrition
24. Nutritional Care and Support
25. Diagnostic Tests
26. Wound Care
27. Musculoskeletal Care
28. Respiratory Care
29. Fluids, Electrolytes, and Acid-Base Balance
30. Bowel Elimination and Care
31. Urinary Elimination and Care
32. Care of Elderly Patients
33. Care of the Surgical Patient
34. Phlebotomy and Blood Specimens
V. Medical Administration 
35. Research and Preparing Medications
36. Administering Oral, Topical, and Mucosal Medications
37. Administering Intradermal, Subcutaneous, and Intramuscular Injections
38. Peripheral IV Therapy
Key Features

Connection Boxes illustrate how to apply theory to practice in key areas: Clinicals - A&P - Patient Teaching - Real World Nursing - People & Places - Knowledge - Lab/Diagnoses - Delegation/Supervision.

Full-color photographs and figures clearly illustrate anatomy and clinical procedures.

Step-by-step procedures for over 120 skills make every concept easy to grasp.

Post Conference boxes follow each skill, summarizing what you’ve learned and describing the possible reactions of both patient and nurse.

Critical-thinking questions hone your skills and thought processes for clinical success.

Instructor and Student Resources online at DavisPlus

  • Davis Digital Version—your complete text online. Quickly search for the content you need. Add notes, highlights, and bookmarks.
  • Study Guide—Five types of exercises throughout the chapters…vocabulary exercises, connection questions, critical-thinking questions, and documentation exercises.
  • IQ Question Bank—Approximately 1,000 NCLEX-style questions covering a variety of topics found in the book and on the NCLEX-PN® exam.
  • Auscultation Sounds—Almost 40 samples of heart, lung, and bowel sounds followed by quick quizzes for review.
  • Key Term Pronunciations—Over 1,000 audio pronunciations from Taber’s Cylcopedic Medical Dictionary, 21st Edition.
  • Documentation Forms—Actual documentation forms used in practice.
  • Abbreviation Tables—Common medical abbreviations as found in Taber’s Cylcopedic Medical Dictionary, 21st Edition.
  • Dosage Calculators—Common dosage calculations like Body Mass Index (BMI) and IV drip rates.
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Grade: 9-12

Fundamentals of Nursing Care (Student Textbook) (Print)
ISBN: 978-0-8036-3974-4
Author: Marti Burton and Linda J. May Ludwig
© 2015
Size: 8.5" x 11"
Page Count: 1024
Binding: Softcover

Fundamentals of Nursing Care (Student Textbook eBook) (Web-based)
Author: Marti Burton and Linda J. May Ludwig
© 2015
Print Color: Full Color

Fundamentals of Nursing Care (Study Guide) (Print)
ISBN: 978-0-8036-3975-1
Author: Marti Burton and Linda J. May Ludwig
© 2015
Size: 8.5" x 11"
Page Count: 416
Binding: Softcover

Fundamentals of Nursing Care (Study Guide eBook) (Web-based)
Author: Marti Burton and Linda J. May Ludwig
© 2015
Page Count: 416
Print Color: Full Color

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TB-FA-FNC Fundamentals of Nursing Care (Student Textbook) 9780803639744 $81.95
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TB-FA-FNC-SG Fundamentals of Nursing Care (Study Guide) 9780803639751 $29.95
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