Clinical Companion to Medical-Surgical Nursing - E-Book: Edition 8

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  • Disorders section covers commonly encountered medical-surgical conditions in a consistent, clinically relevant presentation that includes:
    • Definition/Description
    • Pathophysiology
    • Clinical Manifestations
    • Complications
    • Diagnostic Studies
    • Collaborative Care (including Drug Therapy, where relevant)
    • Nursing Management
      • Goals
      • Nursing Diagnoses (using the most current NANDA terminology)
      • Nursing Interventions
      • Patient and Caregiver Teaching
  • Treatments and Procedures section provides need-to-know information on common medical-surgical treatments and procedures.
  • Reference Appendix features key reference information commonly used in nursing practice, including laboratory values, commonly used formulas, and Spanish translations of key phrases.
  • Patient teaching content is highlighted with a special icon, identifying information that patients and caregivers need to know about the care of various conditions.
  • Cross-references to Lewis: Medical-Surgical Nursing, 8th Edition make it easy to locate more in-depth information.
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About the author

Sharon L. Lewis, RN, PhD, FAAN

Linda Bucher, RN, PhD, CEN, CNE

Margaret M. Heitkemper, RN, PhD, FAAN

Shannon Ruff Dirksen, RN, PhD

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Publisher
Elsevier Health Sciences
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Published on
Nov 30, 2010
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Pages
832
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ISBN
9780323082778
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Nursing / General
Medical / Nursing / Medical & Surgical
Medical / Nursing / Reference
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The Clinical Companion for Ignatavicius & Workman: Medical-Surgical Nursing: Patient-Centered Collaborative Care, 7th Edition, is an easy-to-use, A-Z guide to 245 common medical-surgical conditions and their management. Written in a reader-friendly, direct-address style, this handbook is a convenient quick reference that you can carry with you on clinical days.A-Z synopses of 245 diseases and disorders, along with related collaborative care, serve as both a quick reference for clinical days and a study resource for essential information Streamlined format helps you focus more effectively on nursing care prioritiesConsistent collaborative care format helps you prepare for clinical days more efficiently.Special Considerations highlights call your attention to important aspects of nursing care, such as Genetic/Genomic Considerations, Considerations for Older Adults, Women's Health Considerations, and Cultural Considerations. National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) icons help you provide safe and effective care by highlighting safety information identified in The Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals.Concepts of Medical-Surgical Nursing sections provide a quick, one-stop review of eight concepts that are critical to medical-surgical nursing practice. A-Z thumb tabs along the edges of the pages facilitate quick access to clinical information for just-in-time learning and review at the bedside.10 quick-reference appendices provide need-to-know, quick-reference coverage of common or important clinical topics Guide to Head-To-Toe Physical Assessment of AdultsTerminology Associated With Fluid and Electrolyte BalanceLaboratory ValuesInterventions for Common Environmental EmergenciesChemical and Biological Agents of TerrorismDischarge PlanningElectrocardiographic Complexes, Segments, and IntervalsThe Patient Requiring Intubation and Mechanical VentilationThe Patient Requiring Chest Tubes Communication Quick Reference for Spanish-Speaking PatientsUpdated content matches the Ignatavicius & Workman textbook for a reliably seamless reference and study experience.

UNIQUE! Nursing Safety Priorities highlights have been

refined and divided into three types of Nursing Safety Priority highlights: Drug Alert!, Critical Rescue!, and Action Alert! to help you recognize critical situations in which the patient's health or very life may be in jeopardy. Increased use of color improves table readability and highlights headings and new Nursing Safety Priority boxes.
The easy-to-relate-to guide that every medical-surgical nursing student and novice needs! Perform safe, accurate, up-to-date nursing protocols with this expert, colorfully-illustrated guidance Expert Data + Wise Insights, this essential, fully-updated book is your personal guide to assessing and treating the common disorders of each body system, with current best practices on: Understanding anatomy, etiology, and pathophysiology Taking health histories Doing physical assessments Diagnostic testing, including patient preparation and monitoring Current NANDA International nursing diagnosis guidelines Full-color visuals + real-world guidance with colorfully illustrated, quick-read content offering step-by-step protocols for areas such as: Cancer, gerontology, and end-of-life care Administering fluids and electrolytes; maintaining acid-base balance Pain management Blood transfusion reactions Use of CT scans, MRIs, and x-rays for each body system Preoperative care Surgical processes Classifying and treating heart failure Treating acute and chronic renal failure Easy-to-follow = Easy-to-remember with clinical tips and nuggets in each chapter offering real-world support: A closer look – Illustrations and charts that explain anatomy, physiology, and complex pathways Education edge – Practical tips for patient teaching Just the facts – Brief outline of content at the start of every chapter What do I do? – Steps to take in emergency situations Weighing the evidence – Current evidence-based practice pointers Memory jogger – Memory tricks that help you remember vital concepts and key treatments Quick quiz – End-of-chapter riddles and multiple-choice questions to help you retain vital content
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