The tenth edition of Fundamentals of Nursing (the 9th edition is also available) was revised to prepare today’s students for the challenges of tomorrow. This textbook is designed for beginning students in all types of professional nursing programs. The comprehensive coverage provides fundamental nursing concepts, skills, and techniques of nursing practice and a firm foundation for more advanced areas of study.
Fundamentals of Nursing provides a contemporary approach to nursing practice, discussing the entire scope of primary, acute, and restorative care. This new edition continues to address a number of key current practice issues, including an emphasis on patient-centered care and evidence-based practice. Evidence-based practice is one of the most important initiatives in health care today. The increased focus on applying current evidence in patient care helps students understand how the latest research findings should guide their clinical decision making. Current evidence is reflected in each chapter’s references. (Fundamentals of Nursing 10th Edition; Patricia A. Potter, Anne Griffin Perry, Patricia Stocker, Amy Hall; Elsevier ; Preface: Page ix)