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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Over the past three decades, more and more nursing educators have turned to Lewis: Medical-Surgical Nursing for its accurate and up-to-date coverage of the latest trends, hot topics, and clinical developments in the field of medical-surgical nursing — and the new ninth edition is no exception! Written by a dedicated team of expert authors led by Sharon Lewis, Medical-Surgical Nursing, 9th Edition offers the same easy-to-read style that students have come to love, along with the timely and thoroughly accurate content that educators have come to trust. Completely revised and updated content explores patient care in various clinical settings and focuses on key topics such as prioritization, critical thinking, patient safety, and NCLEX® exam preparation. Best of all — a complete collection of interactive student resources creates a more engaging learning environment to prepare you for clinical practice. Highly readable format gives you a strong foundation in medical-surgical nursing.Content written and reviewed by leading experts in the field ensures that the information is comprehensive, current, and clinically accurate.Bridge to NCLEX Examination review questions at the end of each chapter reinforce key content while helping you prepare for the NCLEX examination with both standard and alternate item format questions.UNIQUE! "Levels of Care" approach explains how nursing care varies for different levels of health and illness.More than 50 comprehensive nursing care plans in the book and online incorporate NIC, NOC, and current NANDA diagnoses, defining characteristics, expected outcomes, specific nursing interventions with rationales, evaluation criteria, and collaborative problems. Over 800 full-color illustrations and photographs clearly demonstrate disease processes and related anatomy and physiology. NEW! Unfolding case studies included throughout each assessment chapter help you apply important concepts and procedures to real-life patient care. NEW! Managing Multiple Patients case studies at the end of each section give you practice applying your knowledge of various disorders and help you prioritize and delegate patient care.NEW! Informatics boxes discuss how technology is used by nurses and patients in health care settings.NEW! Expanded coverage of evidence-based practice helps you understand how to apply the latest research to real-life patient care.NEW! Expanded Safety Alerts throughout the book cover surveillance for high-risk situations.NEW! Separate chapter on genetics expands on this key topic that impacts nearly every condition with a focus on the practical application to nursing care of patients.NEW! Expanded coverage of delegation includes additional Delegation Decisions boxes covering issues such as hypertension and postoperative patient care.NEW! Genetic Risk Alerts and Genetic Link headings highlight specific genetic issues related to body system assessments and disorders.NEW! Revised art program enhances the book’s visual appeal and lends a more contemporary look throughout.
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.
Using a unique collaborative care approach to adult health nursing, Medical-Surgical Nursing: Patient-Centered Collaborative Care, 8th Edition covers the essential knowledge you need to succeed at the RN level of practice. Easy-to-read content includes evidence-based treatment guidelines, an enhanced focus on QSEN competencies, and an emphasis on developing clinical judgment skills. This edition continues the book’s trendsetting tradition with increased LGBTQ content and a new Care of Transgender Patients chapter. Written by nursing education experts Donna Ignatavicius and M. Linda Workman, this bestselling text also features NCLEX® Exam-style challenge questions to prepare you for success on the NCLEX Exam. Cutting-edge coverage of the latest trends in nursing practice and nursing education prepares you not just for today’s nursing practice but also for tomorrow’s.UNIQUE! Collaborative care approach organizes all medical, surgical, nursing, and other interventions within the framework of the nursing process, mirroring the nurse’s role in the coordination/management of care in the real world of medical-surgical nursing.UNIQUE! A focus on nursing concepts relates concepts learned in Nursing Fundamentals with the disorders you will study in Medical-Surgical Nursing.Easy to read, direct-address writing style makes this one of the most readable medical-surgical nursing textbooks available.UNIQUE! A focus on QSEN emphasizes patient safety and evidence-based practice with Nursing Safety Priority boxes including Drug Alerts, Critical Rescues, and Action Alerts.UNIQUE! Emphasis on clinical judgment teaches you to develop skills in clinical reasoning and clinical decision-making when applying concepts to clinical situations, with Clinical Judgment Challenge questions throughout the chapters.An emphasis on prioritization stresses the most important patient problems and nursing interventions, with patient problems presented in a single prioritized list of nursing diagnoses and collaborative problems. UNIQUE! NCLEX preparation tools include chapter-opening Learning Outcomes and chapter-ending Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! sections organized by NCLEX® Client Needs Categories, plus NCLEX Examination Challenge questions, with an answer key in the back of the book and on the Evolve companion website.Practical learning aids include NCLEX Examination Challenges, Clinical Judgment Challenges, Best Practice for Patient Safety & Quality Care charts, common examples of drug therapy, concept maps, laboratory profiles, and more.A clear alignment with the language of clinical practice reflects the real world of nursing practice with NANDA diagnostic labels where they make sense, and non-NANDA diagnostic labels when these are more common descriptions of patient problems. Student Resources on an Evolve companion website help you prepare for class, clinicals, or lab with video and audio clips, animations, case studies, a concept map creator, NCLEX exam-style review questions, and more. UNIQUE! Concentration on essential knowledge for the RN level of medical-surgical nursing practice focuses your attention on need-to-know content to pass the NCLEX Examination and practice safety as a beginning nurse.
Get instant access to all the information you need for more than 200 medical-surgical conditions and procedures with the Clinical Companion to Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems. Designed to accompany the 10th Edition of the Lewis main text, this portable reference has been completely updated throughout to reflect current practice. The Clinical Companion is organized alphabetically for quick reference and includes a variety of full-color illustrations and summary tables to help you digest information quickly. Disorders section covers commonly encountered medical-surgical conditions in a consistent, clinically-relevant format that includes:

Definition/Description Pathophysiology Clinical Manifestations Complications Diagnostic Studies Interprofessional Care (including Drug Therapy, where relevant) Nursing Management

Treatments and Procedures

section summarizes the need-to-know content about common medical-surgical treatments and procedures such as basic life support, enteral nutrition, and artificial airway management.Cross-references to Lewis: Medical-Surgical Nursing, 10th Edition, make it easy to locate more in-depth information.Patient and caregiver teaching content highlighted with a special icon, identifying information to share with patients and caregivers.Reference Appendix contains information commonly used in nursing practice, such as abbreviations, laboratory values, and commonly used formulas.NEW! Attractive full-color design ties the Clinical Companion to the textbook.
Awarded first place in the 2017 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Medical-Surgical Nursing category. Learn how to become an exceptional caregiver in today’s evolving healthcare environment! Written by a dedicated team of expert authors led by Sharon Lewis, Medical-Surgical Nursing, 10th Edition offers up-to-date coverage of the latest trends, hot topics, and clinical developments in the field. Completely revised and updated content explores patient care in various clinical settings and focuses on key topics such as patient safety, NCLEX exam preparation, evidence-based practice, and teamwork. A variety of helpful boxes and tables make it easy for you to find essential information and the accessible writing style and building-block approach make even the most complex concepts easy to grasp. Best of all — a complete collection of learning and study resources helps you learn more effectively and offers valuable, real-world preparation for clinical practice. Highly readable format offers you a strong foundation in medical-surgical nursing.Content written and reviewed by leading experts in the field ensures that information is comprehensive, current, and clinically accurate.Informatics boxes discuss how technology is used by nurses and patients in healthcare settings.Expanded coverage of evidence-based practice helps you understand how to apply the latest research to real-life patient care.Expanded Safety Alerts throughout the book highlight patient safety issues and focus on the latest National Patient Safety Goals.UNIQUE! "Levels of Care" approach explains how nursing care varies for different levels of health and illness.Bridge to NCLEX Examination review questions at the end of each chapter reinforce key content while helping you prepare for the NCLEX examination with both standard and alternate item format questions.Unfolding case studies included throughout each assessment chapter help you apply concepts and procedures to real-life patient care. Managing Care of Multiple Patients case studies at the end of each section help you apply your knowledge of various disorders and prioritize and delegate patient care.Separate chapter on genetics focuses on the practical application to nursing care of patients.Genetics in Clinical Practice boxes address key topics such as genetic testing, Alzheimer’s disease, sickle cell disease, and genetics-related ethical issues.Genetic Risk Alerts and Genetic Link headings highlight specific genetic issues related to body system assessments and disorders.
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