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The Basics 8th Edition by Kaplan Nursing, ISBN-13: 978-1506262901



  • Author(s): Kaplan Nursing
  • Format: PDF
  • Size: 15 MB
  • 1236 pages
  •  ISBN-13: 978-1506262901
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing (2020)
  • Language: English



Kaplan’s The Basics provides comprehensive review of essential nursing school content so you can ace your assignments and exams.

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* All the essential content you need, presented in outline format and easy-access tables for efficient review
* Chapters mirror the content covered in your nursing school curriculum so you know you have complete content coverage.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Health Assessment
Section 1: Health History
Section 2: Physical Assessment
Section 3: Mental Status Assessment
Chapter 2: Fundamentals of Nursing
Section 1: Normal Mobility
Section 2: Altered Functions Related to Immobility
Section 3: Safety
Section 4: Altered Functions Related to Pain
Section 5: Protection from Communicable Diseases
Section 6: Maintenance of Skin Integrity
Section 7: Perioperative Care
Chapter 3: Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
Section 1: Fluid Regulation
Section 2: Electrolyte Imbalances
Section 3: Nursing Measures for Intravenous Therapy
Chapter 4: The Cardiovascular System
Section 1: The Cardiovascular System Overview
Section 2: Alterations in Cardiac Output
Section 3: Vascular Alterations: Hypertension
Section 4: Selected Disorders of Tissue Perfusion
Section 5: Vascular Disorders
Chapter 5: The Respiratory System
Section 1: The Respiratory System Overview
Section 2: Alterations in Airway Clearance and Breathing Patterns
Chapter 6: Hematological and Immune Disorders
Section 1: Overview of Hematology
Section 2: Disorders of the Blood
Section 3: The Immune System
Chapter 7: The Gastrointestinal System
Section 1: Concepts Basic to Nutrition
Section 2: Alterations in Metabolism
Section 3: Selected Disorders
Section 4: Accessory Organs of Digestion (Liver, Gallbladder, Pancreas)
Section 5: The Lower Intestinal Tract
Chapter 8: The Endocrine System
Section 1: The Endocrine System Overview
Section 2: Endocrine Disorders
Chapter 9: The Renal and Urological Systems
Section 1: The Urinary System Overview
Section 2: Urinary Function
Section 3: Selected Disorders
Chapter 10: The Musculoskeletal System
Section 1: Alterations in Musculoskeletal Function
Chapter 11: Sensory and Neurological Function
Section 1: Sensation and Perception Functions
Section 2: Alterations in Vision
Section 3: Alterations in Hearing
Chapter 12: Oncology
Section 1: Cancer
Section 2: Leukemia
Section 3: Skin Cancer
Section 4: Intracranial Tumors
Section 5: Pancreatic Tumors
Section 6: Carcinoma of the Larynx
Chapter 13: Maternity and Gynecological Nursing
Section 1: The Reproductive System
Section 2: Childbearing—Antepartal Care
Section 3: Labor and Delivery
Section 4: Postpartum
Section 5: The Neonate
Section 6: Childbearing—Maternal Complications
Section 7: Childbearing—Neonatal Complications
Chapter 14: Pediatric Nursing
Section 1: Growth and Development
Section 2: Pediatric Assessment/Wellness
Section 3: Alterations in Pediatric Health
Chapter 15: Psychosocial Integrity
Section 1: Basic Concepts
Section 2: Anxiety
Section 3: Situational Crises
Section 4: Depressive Disorders
Section 5: Bipolar Disorder
Section 6: Altered Thought Processes
Section 7: Social Interactions
Section 8: Abuse
Chapter 16: Pharmacology
Section 1: Listing of Medications
Chapter 17: Terminology
Section 1: Nursing Abbreviations
Section 2: Medication Terminology
Section 3: Terminology Used for Documentation


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