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Clinical chapters are logically and consistently organized with sections on the clinical picture, epidemiology, comorbidity, etiology, and application of the nursing process.
Clinical chapters follow the nursing process, providing you with consistent guidelines for comprehensive assessment and intervention.
Vignettes prepare you for real-world practice with personal, descriptive characterizations of patients with specific psychiatric disorders.
Coverage of psychopharmacology in clinical chapters familiarizes you with specific drug treatment options, including the most commonly used drugs and important nursing considerations for their use.
Assessment Guidelines boxes list essential guidelines for comprehensive patient assessment.
Case Studies with Nursing Care Plans present individualized histories of patients with specific psychiatric disorders and include interventions with rationales and evaluation statements for each patient goal.
A separate chapter on cultural implications, as well as Considering Culture boxes throughout the text, provides essential information on culture, worldviews, and techniques for providing culturally competent care.
Coverage of treatment and recovery in the community addresses the need for successful ongoing psychiatric mental health nursing care in the community setting. A chapter on end-of-life care examines the psychological impact of terminal illness and death on patients, families, and nurses.
Full-color cartoons and color-highlighted monographs provide a visually engaging way to learn.
Mnemonics and other time-tested memory aids help you grasp and remember even the most difficult concepts.
Thick pages and spiral-bound format create the perfect portable tool that is durable enough for the clinical environment.
Colored thumb tabs at the bottom of the page allow you to quickly reference material.
What You Need to Know sections on the back of each image give you more information about each illustrated topic in a quick and easy-to-review format.
Colored highlights in the What You Need to Know sections draw your attention to key information:
Serious/Life-Threatening Implications are highlighted in pink
Most Frequent Side Effects are blue
Important Nursing Implications are yellow
Patient Teaching information is green NEW coverage throughout highlights contemporary and timely topics on pharmacology all in one clinical tool.
8 brand new cards focus on administration by inhalation, lovenox, fentanyl, and more. New mobile device version enables you to study on the go.