Fundamentals of Nursing
B. T. Basavanthappa
This book provides students of nursing profession with solid foundation for taking care of patients in the community. The author made all possible efforts towards this in simple and effective language. He has provided extensive treatment of the subject in a very lucid and cogent manner, so that students can grasp the subject very clearly and completely. It covers all the areas specified by the Nursing Councils, Universities and Boards of Nursing that are imparting Diplomas and Degrees in Nursing. BT Basavanthappa, recently retired from Government service as Professor and Principal of the Government College of Nursing, Bengaluru. He has vast experience in Bedside Nursing, i.e., he worked as a staff nurse for 16 years at District McGann Hospital, Shimoga. He did BSc Nursing (Post-Certificate) from the same college (1978), and obtained Masters degree in Nursing from Rajkumar Amrit Kaur College of Nursing, New Delhi (1988). In 1994, Bangalore University conferred on him Doctoral Degree in Nursing. With this he is the FIRST PERSON in the state of KARNATAKA, who earned and awarded PhD in Nursing. Now, he is Consultant and Professor of reputed college of Nursing, Bengaluru, Karnataka. With over 35 years of service as a bedside nurse and as an academician, Dr BT Basavanthappa has taught all the areas of Nursing in UG and PG Courses of Nursing. He is a recognised PhD guide by the Indian Nursing Council and Indian Universities. He has served at Universities in various capacities and his professional development and contributions are well documented at the local, national and global levels. He also held various positions in Associations like GNAK, TNAI, etc. and also Karnataka State Government Employees Association. At present, he is the President of RGUHS Nursing Teachers Association, Karnataka. He takes it as a matter of pride to shoulder any responsibility in the interest of Nursing Profession. He has been a recipient of many prestigious awards for his excellence. 1. Concepts of Health and Illness 2. Concepts of Nursing and its Profession 3. Ethical Aspects of Nursing 4. Cultural Aspects of Nursing 5. Legal Aspects of Nursing6. Communication in Nurse Patient Relationship 7. Health Promotional Nursing8. Hospital Admission, Transfer, Discharge and Documentation9. Health Assessment10. Nursing Process 11. Basic Nursing Skills 12. Safety, Comfort and Body Mechanics 13. Maintaining Personal Hygiene 14. Promoting Sleep and Rest 15. Meeting Nutritional Needs/Nutrition in Nursing 16. Management of Bowel Elimination17. Management of Urine Elimination 18. Management of Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid-base Balance 19. Management of Oxygenation 20. Administration of Medication 21. Infection Control Measures in Nursing 22. Biomedical Waste Management 23. Role of Nurses in Diagnostic Examination 24. Management of Stress 25. Perioperative Nursing and Bandaging 26. Management of Pain 27. First Aid in Emergencies 28. Rehabilitation/Rehabilitative Nursing 29. Management of Unconscious Patient 30. Management of Patient with Fever31. Management of Patient with Shock 32. Management of Patient with HIV/AIDS 33. Management of Loss, Grief and Death.