Medical-Surgical Nursing at a Glance

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Medical-Surgical Nursing at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision for nursing and healthcare students from the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series. This easy-to-read, accessible guide brings together all the key principles of caring for patients with medical and surgical needs. Highly visual, each topic is covered in one two-page spread, making it easy to quickly read up on key information and grasp the essentials of the key aspects of caring for the adult patient.
  • A clear and accessible foundation of the need to know aspects of medicine and surgery for nurses
  • Takes a systems approach exploring nursing care of key medical and surgical conditions and disorders
  • Covers assessment, nutrition, pain, infection control
  • Supported by a companion website with over 300 interactive multiple choice questions
  • Provides need-to-know information in a quick-reference format
  • Written from a UK perspective, with application to clinical practice
  • A companion website is available at www.ataglanceseries.com/nursing/medsurg featuring interactive multiple choice questions

Medical-Surgical Nursing at a Glance is ideal for nursing students looking for a clear and visual summary of care of the adult patient.

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About the author

Ian Peate is Professor of Nursing and Head of School, School of Health Studies, Gibraltar.
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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Nov 23, 2015
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Pages
184
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ISBN
9781118902776
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Critical Care
Medical / Nursing / Medical & Surgical
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Fundamentals of Medical-Surgical Nursing: a Systems Approach is a comprehensive yet easy-to-read overview of medical and surgical nursing, designed specifically to support all nursing students learning to care for the adult patient. Highly illustrated and with an easy-to-follow systems-based structure, it provides a thorough foundation in anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, medical management, and nursing care for the full spectrum of adult health conditions.

Key features include:

Extensive coverage of principles of nursing assessment, medication administration, infection prevention and control, and nutritional care Key need-to-know-information and definitions for the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of a range of illnesses and conditions Detailed overviews of nursing care, including patient education, treatment, and complications An online resource centre with a range of extras for both lecturers and students, including case studies, reflective activities, interactive multiple choice questions, and further reading lists

Fundamentals of Medical-Surgical Nursing: a Systems Approach is the ideal textbook to help students succeed on their adult nursing course.

The companion website website www.wileyfundamentalseries.com/medicalnursing contains:

Interactive multiple-choice questions Reflective questions for downloading Case studies Links to online resources

When you purchase the book you also receive access to the Wiley E-Text: Powered by VitalSource. This is an interactive digital version of the book, featuring downloadable text and images, highlighting and note-taking facilities, bookmarking, cross-referencing, in-text searching, and linking to references and abbreviations.

Fundamentals of Medical-Surgical Nursing is also available on CourseSmart, offering extra functionality as well as an immediate way to access the book. For more details, see www.coursesmart.co.uk/9780470658239.

Known for its reliable, clinically focused content, Swearingen's Manual of Medical-Surgical Nursing provides a quick reference to 125 of the most commonly encountered medical-surgical conditions. Expert authors Fran Monahan, RN, PhD, ANEF, Marianne Neighbors, EdD, RN, and Carol Green, PhD, RN, CNE make it easy to find and use the information you need to know to provide optimal patient care. Unique to this manual, outcome criteria include specific and measurable timeframes to help in establishing realistic treatment goals and evaluating the effectiveness of care. For students, it's an ideal resource for care planning and clinicals; for practitioners, it's a great clinical reference!More than 125 common medical-surgical conditions are organized by body system for convenient use as a clinical reference.A quick-reference, easy-to-use format includes these headings for each med-surg disorder: Overview/PathophysiologyAssessmentDiagnostic TestsCollaborative ManagementNursing Diagnoses and InterventionsPatient-Family Teaching and Discharge PlanningOutcome criteria feature specific and measurable timeframes for each outcome.Patient teaching for each disorder helps you educate patients and their families for self-care and discharge.Clinical notes and cautions stress key points or alerts related to various disorders and conditions.An overview of nursing considerations for the hospitalized patient includes concepts relevant to many disorders, such as perioperative care, pain, prolonged bed rest, psychosocial support, and older adult care.Attractive two-color design highlights key information for fast reference.A durable, water-resistant cover prolongs the life of the book. Thorough updates provide you with the latest evidence-based practice content and clinical developments, including the newest Joint Commission standards, latest screening recommendations, revised treatment guidelines, new drugs, and lab tests.New Burns section covers the care of burns in the medical-surgical setting.New Immunologic Disorders unit discusses transfusion reactions, hypersensitivity, and AIDS.New Cancer Care unit updates and expands coverage of lung cancer, nervous system tumors, GI malignancies, neoplastic diseases of the hematopoietic system, head/neck cancers, breast cancer, and GI cancer.An emphasis on patient safety addresses preventable patient safety issues.
The Oxford Handbook of Perioperative Practice offers readers practical, easily accessible, concise and up-to-date evidence-based information on the essential elements of perioperative practice. It provides a thorough introduction to the principles and practice of anaesthetics, intraoperative care and recovery nursing, focussing on the patients' journey before, during and after surgery. Containing many helpful illustrations and diagrams to guide the reader, along with references to national and international guidelines, the Oxford Handbook of Perioperative Practice assists practitioners in meeting the individual needs of surgical patients while ensuring safe and efficient care delivery. It enables readers to easily locate information about essential skills, patients' medical conditions, and perioperative and surgical patient management. It covers all steps of the perioperative process, and also contains an extensive section on pharmacology, as well as a section on perioperative emergencies. The book is clearly laid out, and written in an easily readable note-based style. Blank pages are included for the reader, so that notes, observations, and local protocols can be included, thereby individualising the Handbook. Written by teaching staff and clinicians from the fields of nursing, operating department practice and pharmacy, the Oxford Handbook of Perioperative Practice offers an inter-disciplinary and inter-professional approach to perioperative practice for those studying the subject and those practising within the perioperative environment.
The Clinical Nursing Judgment Study Guide for Ignatavicius & Workman's Medical-Surgical Nursing: Patient-Centered Collaborative Care, 8th Edition, provides extensive practice in developing clinical judgment and reasoning skills while facilitating deep learning of the core textbook content. Completely revised under new authorship and with a fresh emphasis on NCLEX-style questions and core textbook content, the 8th edition Study Guide ensures that you are thoroughly prepared for today’s NCLEX Examination and safe nursing practice.Provides a thorough review of core textbook content while uniquely developing your clinical nursing judgment skills. Emphasis on clinical decision-making prepares you to confidently make safe and effective decisions in clinical practice.Answer key in the back of the book facilitates self-study.NEW! Stronger emphasis on NCLEX Exam question formats, including alternate-item formats, familiarizes you with NCLEX question formats to better prepare you for the NCLEX Examination. NEW! Tips for Student Success introductory chapter helps you apply academic knowledge to the clinical setting. NEW! Renewed emphasis and focus on core textbook content helps you focus limited study time on learning core medical-surgical content from the Ignatavicius & Workman textbook, rather than searching for content from other sources. NEW! Extensive revision under new authorship facilitates learning of essential textbook content with greater quality, accuracy, and consistency. NEW! Expanded use of long-term care questions addresses the shift in clinical sites toward long-term skilled care settings.
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