You're a busy nursing student! You have a lot to do and a lot to learn. Fundamentals of Nursing was designed just for you. It will help you understand the concepts and skills you'll be tested on-both in the classroom and in practice. Page through this book and check out the following features: * Complete coverage of concepts and skills is presented in a clear, readable style that helps you learn and understand. * The five-step nursing process-the organizing framework for most of your nursing texts as well as practice-is clearly explained and consistently applied throughout. * Over 1100 full-color photos and drawings bring concepts and techniques to life. * Nearly 60 essential nursing skills are presented in a clear, step-by-step format that explains both how and why each step is performed. Unexpected Outcomes and Related Interventions alert you to what might go wrong and what actions you should take. * Nursing Care Plans take you from assessing to evaluating, clearly showing you how to develop your own care plans. * Review questions for each chapter help you evaluate your understanding. Answers in the book include rationales for correct answers. Inside this book is a CD-ROM companion with helpful learning tools such as: * Butterfield's Fluids and Electrolytes Tutorial * NCLEXR-style chapter review questions with rationales * an audio glossary * test-taking tips Visit the special Evolve companion website at http://evolve.elsevier.com for these great study tools: * Student learning activities * NCLEXR-style chapter review questions with rationales * concept map exercises * critical thinking exercises * animations * skill video clips * Spanish phrases * and weblinks Don't forget to pick up these essential companions to your textbook: * Study Guide to Accompany Fundamentals of Nursing, 6th edition-a great tool to help you understand and apply the material covered in each chapter in the text. * Clinical Companion for Potter and Perry's Fundamentals of Nursing, 6th edition-a practical, portable reference with essential information for clinicals. * Virtual Clinical Excursions-groundbreaking workbooks/CD-ROMs that simulate real-world nursing experiences in a virtual hospital setting.Potter, Patricia A. is the author of 'Fundamentals of Nursing', published 2004 under ISBN 9780323025867 and ISBN 0323025862.