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
9781118903131
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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.

Are you unsure about your surgical nursing placement? Do you need guidance on what to prepare to get the most out of your practice learning? Will you have the range of skills to care for people undergoing surgery? What learning opportunities will there be to meet your competencies? How can you maximise your learning during this placement?

This book will help you with all these concerns. It will advise you on what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities and meet your competencies.

Takes a logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for learning on a surgical placement

Provides an introduction to the principles of care, treatment and management of an individual undergoing surgery, linking university-learned theory to clinical practice

Gives helpful evidence-based practice examples and resources to support placement learning

Identifies clinical skills that underpin care of a person undergoing surgery

Highlights potential learning opportunities and experiences available on a surgical nursing placement

Explains how to develop your clinical portfolio by completing specific exercises and activities

Maps all activities and exercises to the NMC competencies

Discusses the possible challenges that may arise during a surgical placement and advises on approaches to a range of situations

Adopts a case study/patient pathway approach to learning, from pre-admission to discharge.

Series features:

A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements

How to prepare for your placement

What you can expect to learn during a placement

Clear links to, and examples of, achieving NMC competencies

Guidance on what to use as evidence for your portfolio

Case studies that link theory with practice

How to consolidate your experience and learn from the placement

Tips, activities, further reading suggestions and useful websites.
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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