Sharon L. Lewis, RN, PhD, FAAN
Linda Bucher, RN, PhD, CEN, CNE
Margaret M. Heitkemper, RN, PhD, FAAN
Shannon Ruff Dirksen, RN, PhD
UNIQUE! Nursing Safety Priorities highlights have beenrefined 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.
Definition/Description Pathophysiology Clinical Manifestations Complications Diagnostic Studies Interprofessional Care (including Drug Therapy, where relevant) Nursing Management
Treatments and Proceduressection 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.