"Fundamentals of Nursing, 2nd Edition" is a groundbreaking, two-volume text written in a student friendly, conversational style. It is the only text designed the way fundamentals is actually taught. Volume 1 covers the theoretical knowledge taught in class, and Volume 2 covers the practical knowledge taught in lab. The following are new to this edition: increased emphasis on safety - evidence-based practice and gerontology; step-by-step procedures that now include "What if..." sections, documentation guidelines with both written and electronic examples, references to evidence-based guidelines, Knowledge Maps, and Applying the Full-Spectrum Nursing Model; "Meet Your Patient" case studies in Volume 1 and "Caring for the Garcias" multi-cultural, lifespan case studies in Volume 2; Knowledge Checks and Critical-Thinking questions throughout Volume 1; Critical Aspects boxes in Volume 1 that highlight the most important steps of each procedure in Volume 2; and, Care Plans and Care Maps, Clinical Insight boxes, Diagnostic Test boxes, and more. Electronic Study Guide (Mac & PC Compatible) includes: Printable and customizable procedure checklists; IQ Student Question Bank; Heart, lung, blood pressure, and bowel sounds; Printable NANDA, NIC and NOC sheets; Mastery Questions; Documentation Exercises; Care Plans; Care Maps; Knowledge Maps; Supplemental material; Individual response sheets for questions in the book; Answer sheets for Knowledge Check, Toward Evidence-Base Practice, and Mastery Exercise questions; and, an Expanded Chapter 9: Growth & Development through the Life.