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.
Now in its updated Fourth Edition, this best-selling handbook is the most comprehensive pocket-sized guide to medical-surgical nursing. More than 300 disorders and treatments are covered in alphabetical order in a consistent quick-reference format, with icons, sidebars, alerts, illustrations, and tables to highlight key points. This edition covers bioterrorism-related disorders and new treatments such as enhanced external counterpulsation therapy and cardiac resynchronization therapy. A new icon highlights gender differences. Laboratory test results now include SI values. A new appendix on emergency preparedness is included.
Author: Holly Stromberg,Carol Dallred,Susan C. deWit
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Providing a solid foundation in medical-surgical nursing, Susan deWit’s Medical-Surgical Nursing: Concepts and Practice, 3rd Edition ensures you have the information you need to pass the NCLEX-PN® Examination and succeed in practice. Part of the popular LPN/LVN Threads series, this uniquely understandable, concise text builds on the fundamentals of nursing, covering roles, settings, and health care trends; all body systems and their disorders; emergency and disaster management; and mental health nursing. With updated content, chapter objectives, and review questions, this new edition relates national LPN/LVN standards to practice with its integration of QSEN competencies, hypertension, diabetes, and hypoglycemia. Concept Maps in the disorders chapters help you visualize difficult material, and illustrate how a disorder's multiple symptoms, treatments, and side effects relate to each other. Get Ready for the NCLEX® Examination! section includes Key Points that summarize chapter objectives, additional resources for further study, review questions for the NCLEX® Examination, and critical thinking questions. Nursing Care Plans with critical thinking questions provide a clinical scenario and demonstrate application of the nursing process with updated NANDA-I nursing diagnoses to individual patient problems. Anatomy and physiology content in each body system overview chapter provides basic information for understanding the body system and its disorders, and appears along with Focused Assessment boxes highlighting the key tasks of data collection for each body system. Assignment Considerations, discussed in Chapter 1 and highlighted in feature boxes, address situations in which the RN delegates tasks to the LPN/LVN, or the LPN/LVN assigns tasks to nurse assistants, per the individual state nurse practice act. Gerontologic nursing presented throughout in the context of specific disorders with Elder Care Points boxes that address the unique medical-surgical care issues that affect older adults. Safety Alert boxes call out specific dangers to patients and teach you to identify and implement safe clinical care. Evidence-based Practice icons highlight current references to research in nursing and medical practice. Patient Teaching boxes provide step-by-step instructions and guidelines for post-hospital care — and prepare you to educate patients on their health condition and recovery. Health Promotion boxes address wellness and disease prevention strategies that you can provide in patient teaching. NEW! Content updated with the most current health care standards, including QSEN competencies, hypertension, diabetes, and hypoglycemia, to relate national standards to LPN/LVN practice. UPDATED! Revised chapter objectives and content reflects higher-level critical thinking, communication, patient safety, and priority setting. UPDATED! Get Ready for the NCLEX®! review questions updated per the 2014 NCLEX-PN® test plan.
This easy-to-read outline review follows the unique two-column Straight A's format that lets students choose how they study for NCLEX® and course exams. The interior column outlines key facts for in-depth review; the exterior column lists only the most crucial points for quickest review. Other features include NCLEX®-style questions at the beginning and end of each chapter; lists of top items to study before a test; Time-Out for Teaching patient-teaching points; Go with the Flow algorithms; and critical information highlighted in a second color. A bound-in CD-ROM contains hundreds of NCLEX®-style questions—including alternate-item format questions—with answers and rationales.
Perfect for: • Undergraduate Nursing Students • Postgraduate Specialist Nursing Pathways (Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing) • TAFE Bachelor of Nursing Program Lewis’s Medical–Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, 4th Edition is the most comprehensive go-to reference for essential information about all aspects of professional nursing care of patients. Using the nursing process as a framework for practice, the fourth edition has been extensively revised to reflect the rapid changing nature of nursing practice and the increasing focus on key nursing care priorities. Building on the strengths of the third Australian and New Zealand edition and incorporating relevant global nursing research and practice from the prominent US title Medical–Surgical Nursing, 9Th Edition, Lewis’s Medical–Surgical Nursing, 4th Edition is an essential resource for students seeking to understand the role of the professional nurse in the contemporary health environment. 49 expert contributors from Australia and New Zealand Current research data and Australian and New Zealand statistics Focus on evidence-based practice Review questions and clinical reasoning exercises Evolve Resources for instructor and student, including quick quiz’s, test banks, review questions, image gallery and videos. • Chapter on current national patient safety and clinical reasoning • Over 80 new and revised case studies • Chapter on rural and remote area nursing • Fully revised chapter on chronic illness and complex care • Chapter on patient safety and clinical reasoning • Greater emphasis on contemporary health issues, such as obesity and emergency and disaster nursing • Australia and New Zealand sociocultural focus
MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH 3E is a comprehensive, reader friendly resource for the practical/vocational nursing student. The 3rd Edition has been completely reinvisioned and thoroughly updated in all aspects of its coverage, with chapters now broken out into smaller, more manageable portions. In addition to rich coverage of all body systems with anatomy & physiology, data collection, disease information, and a strong focus on the nursing process, exciting new chapters on family processes and issues, psychobiological issues, bioterrorism and more have been added. Engaging features including case studies, critical thinking exercises, evidence-based practice boxes, informatics boxes, memory tricks, and more support student learning and retention throughout the text. NCLEX style questions and Theory to Practice activities provide opportunities to test understanding and apply concepts. This is the ideal choice for instructors looking for depth of coverage and student-focused features. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Designed for quick, easy on-the-job reference, this spiralbound pocket guide covers every aspect of medical-surgical nursing in a concise format packed with bulleted facts, tables, and illustrations. Five distinctive sections cover Disorders, Diagnostic Tests, Treatments, Procedures, and more than 80 Clinical Tools from all medical-surgical specialties, including pain rating tools, dosage formulas, monitoring guidelines, and more. Topics in each section are arranged alphabetically and follow a consistent format. Recurring icons highlight key points such as life-threatening disorders, interdisciplinary care, and illustrations of pathophysiology.
This 11th Edition of Timby and Smith’s popular text equips LPN/LVN students with the practical knowledge and skills necessary to provide safe and effective nursing care to today's medical-surgical clients. Now enhanced with new research, techniques, and clinical competencies, exciting new concept maps that help students focus and think critically about their clients, a new art program featuring hundreds of illustrations and photographs, new evidence-based practice boxes, and new NCLEX-PN questions, the 11th edition prepares students to manage nursing care of clients in today's changing healthcare environments and eases the transition from classroom to clinical practice.
Part of the popular LPN Threads series, this bestselling text discusses the care of adults and older adults while covering the full range of disorders that require medical, surgical, or psychiatric management. Written specifically for the LPN/LVN student, this text thoroughly explores the role of the LPN/LVN in a variety of care settings, and the new Companion CD takes learning to the next level with an extensive pharmacology tutorial, realistic 3-D A&P animations, and a Dorland's audio glossary. Presents foundational principles in the first five units, including basic concepts on patient and nursing care, health and illness, growth and development, acute care, emergencies, the older adult, the patient with cancer, and end-of-life care. The nursing process provides a consistent organizational framework throughout all disorders chapters and is reinforced in sample nursing care plans. Diagnostic Tests and Procedures tables in systems chapters include description, purpose, patient preparation information, and post-procedure nursing care. Critical Thinking Questions at the end of each nursing care plan help students evaluate and apply the plan of care. Put On Your Thinking Cap! boxes stimulate further discussion. Consider the Alternative boxes on complementary and alternative therapies summarize what nurses need to know about CAM as it relates specifically to medical-surgical disorders. Cultural content is introduced in the Cultural Aspects of Nursing Care chapter and presented as a boxed feature, What Does Culture Have to Do With...? which presents disorder-specific cultural considerations. Bound-in companion CD includes an extensive pharmacology tutorial, over 250 3-D animations, and a Dorland's audio glossary Health Promotion Considerations boxes focus on wellness and disease prevention. Management and Supervision Considerations boxes discuss the LPN/LVN role in assigning tasks and care. Legal and Ethical Considerations and HIV/AIDS chapters address basic legal and ethical information essential to nurses at all care levels and the latest HIV research and treatment. New appendices address Spanish-English health care phrases; laboratory values; and JCAHO Lists of dangerous abbreviations, acronyms, and symbols. New, timely content on bioterrorism and the role of the nurse provides a basic overview of how nursing care needs to adapt to patient needs during disasters and terrorist attacks. New HIPAA content addresses legal rights and the issue of patient privacy in health care settings.
Frances Donovan Monahan,Marianne Neighbors,Carol Green
Nursing Interventions and Collaborative Management
Author: Frances Donovan Monahan,Marianne Neighbors,Carol Green
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
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/Pathophysiology Assessment Diagnostic Tests Collaborative Management Nursing Diagnoses and Interventions Patient-Family Teaching and Discharge Planning Outcome 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.
Suzanne C. O'Connell Smeltzer,Brenda G. Bare,Janice L. Hinkle,Kerry H. Cheever
Author: Suzanne C. O'Connell Smeltzer,Brenda G. Bare,Janice L. Hinkle,Kerry H. Cheever
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Preparing students for successful NCLEX results and strong futures as nurses in today's world. Now in its 12th edition, Brunner and Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing is designed to assist nurses in preparing for their roles and responsibilities in the medical-surgical setting and for success on the NCLEX. In the latest edition, the resource suite is complete with a robust set of premium and included ancillaries such as simulation support, adaptive testing, and a variety of digital resources helping prepare today's students for success. This leading textbook focuses on physiological, pathophysiological, and psychosocial concepts as they relate to nursing care. Brunner is known for its strong Nursing Process focus and its readability. This edition retains these strengths and incorporates enhanced visual appeal and better portability for students. Online Tutoring powered by Smarthinking--Free online tutoring, powered by Smarthinking, gives students access to expert nursing and allied health science educators whose mission, like yours, is to achieve success. Students can access live tutoring support, critiques of written work, and other valuable tools.
We listened. We listened to multiple instructor and student focus groups, class testers, survey respondents, current adopters and through more than 400 peer reviews. Contemporary Medical-Surgical Nursing, Second Edition, by Rick Daniels and Leslie Nicoll is an exciting new offering of this comprehensive, concept based text, which is created for instructors and students to address the adult health concepts that supports the most current holistic nursing practice and helps to bridge the gap from classroom to practice. All of this is delivered through a caring approach to the content, a central theme to foster quality nursing care for generations to come. Contemporary Medical-Surgical Nursing, Second Edition is a thoroughly researched and tested book and package focused on meeting the needs of today's nursing student. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Medical-Surgical Nursing: An Integrated Approach, 2E examines all aspects of this nursing field, from how and where the health care delivery system is set up, to the nurse's role in care related to IV therapy and diagnostic testing, to legal and ethical responsibilities, communication, and cultural diversity. This revised edition also includes new chapters covering alternative therapies, and responding to emergencies. Case studies, critical thinking questions, and exercises developing care plans encourage students to think beyond the classroom. Full color illustrations, cross-referencing between chapters, and suggested resources are among the many features that will appeal to students.· Diagnostic tests are listed alphabetically in chart form making important information about the test, normal values and nursing responsibilities easy to find· Chapter end critical thinking questions help students apply chapter content· "Web Flash" box suggests Internet sites students can consult for additional information· Text includes a glossary, a list of abbreviations and acronyms, a listing of the latest NANDA nursing diagnoses and Standard Precautions
Core nursing content is presented in a comprehensive outline format review, plus chapter study questions and a comprehensive examination. Both contain answer keys with rationales for correct and incorrect responses.
Reflecting the latest practices in the field, Clinical Decision Making: Case Studies in Medical-Surgical Nursing, 2nd edition bridges the gap between classroom knowledge and clinical application. Emphasizing holistic nursing care, this resource helps nursing students sharpen their critical thinking skills and gain experience applying what they have learned. The more than 40 medical-surgical case histories and related questions, and responses are based on real-life client situations. Every case contains an introductory blueprint of variables that must be considered while evaluating a particular scenario concerning the client, nursing protocol, and setting of care. Each blueprint and case is different, just as each clinical situation is unique. As learners simulate the actual decision-making process, they gain valuable experience making informed clinical judgments that will help them become successful nurses. Categorized by complexity, the book appeals to a broad range of learning levels and styles. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The clear, concise, and cutting-edge medical-surgical nursing content in Medical-Surgical Nursing: Concepts & Practice, 2nd Edition provides the solid foundation you need to pass the NCLEX Examination and succeed as a new nurse. It builds on the fundamentals of nursing and covers roles, settings, health care trends, all body systems and their disorders, emergency and disaster management, and mental health nursing. Written by noted authors Susan deWit and Candice Kumagai, Medical-Surgical Nursing reflects current national LPN/LVN standards with its emphasis on safety as well as complementary and alternative therapies.
Author: Susan C. Dewit,Holly Stromberg,Carol Dallred
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Providing a solid foundation in medical-surgical nursing, Susan deWit's Medical-Surgical Nursing: Concepts and Practice, 3rd Edition ensures you have the information you need to pass the NCLEX-PN? Examination and succeed in practice. Part of the popular LPN/LVN Threads series, this uniquely understandable, concise text builds on the fundamentals of nursing, covering roles, settings, and health care trends; all body systems and their disorders; emergency and disaster management; and mental health nursing. With updated content, chapter objectives, and review questions, this new edition relates national LPN/LVN standards to practice with its integration of QSEN competencies, hypertension, diabetes, and hypoglycemia. Concept Maps in the disorders chapters help you visualize difficult material, and illustrate how a disorder's multiple symptoms, treatments, and side effects relate to each other. Get Ready for the NCLEX? Examination! section includes Key Points that summarize chapter objectives, additional resources for further study, review questions for the NCLEX? Examination, and critical thinking questions. Nursing Care Plans with critical thinking questions provide a clinical scenario and demonstrate application of the nursing process with updated NANDA-I nursing diagnoses to individual patient problems. Anatomy and physiology content in each body system overview chapter provides basic information for understanding the body system and its disorders, and appears along with Focused Assessment boxes highlighting the key tasks of data collection for each body system. Assignment Considerations, discussed in Chapter 1 and highlighted in feature boxes, address situations in which the RN delegates tasks to the LPN/LVN, or the LPN/LVN assigns tasks to nurse assistants, per the individual state nurse practice act. Gerontologic nursing presented throughout in the context of specific disorders with Elder Care Points boxes that address the unique medical-surgical care issues that affect older adults. Safety Alert boxes call out specific dangers to patients and teach you to identify and implement safe clinical care. Evidence-based Practice icons highlight current references to research in nursing and medical practice. Patient Teaching boxes provide step-by-step instructions and guidelines for post-hospital care - and prepare you to educate patients on their health condition and recovery. Health Promotion boxes address wellness and disease prevention strategies that you can provide in patient teaching. NEW! Content updated with the most current health care standards, including QSEN competencies, hypertension, diabetes, and hypoglycemia, to relate national standards to LPN/LVN practice. UPDATED! Revised chapter objectives and content reflects higher-level critical thinking, communication, patient safety, and priority setting. UPDATED! Get Ready for the NCLEX?! review questions updated per the 2014 NCLEX-PN? test plan.
Sharon L. Lewis,Linda Bucher,Margaret M. Heitkemper,Mariann M. Harding,Jeffrey Kwong,Dottie Roberts
Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, Single Volume
Author: Sharon L. Lewis,Linda Bucher,Margaret M. Heitkemper,Mariann M. Harding,Jeffrey Kwong,Dottie Roberts
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
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.
Sharon L. Lewis,Shannon Ruff Dirksen,Margaret M. Heitkemper,Linda Bucher
Author: Ronald Hickman, PhD, ACNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN,Celeste M. Alfes, DNP, MSN, RN,Dr. Joyce Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, FNAP
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Designed for recently graduated RNs and nurses transitioning to a new clinical area, this extensive clinical reference is the best resource to provide essential information to nurses working on the med–unit. Concise and practical entries provide fundamental coverage of the most common clinical problems and issues encountered in nursing practice today. Alphabetized for easy access, each entry includes a definition and description of the clinical problem; etiology; clinical aspects, such as assessment, nursing interventions, management, and implications; and outcomes. Each entry focuses on the role of the nurse throughout the treatment process, and discusses the role of other healthcare providers with a focus on multidisciplinary treatment. Handbook of Clinical Nursing: Medical–Surgical Nursing will be of value to nursing faculty, undergraduate and graduate-level nurses, and nursing students at all levels. Entries from this text have been selected from the larger resource, A Guide to Mastery in Clinical Nursing: The Comprehensive Reference. Key Features: Provides essential information on clinical topics pertinent to nurses working in med–surg units Offers key knowledge for nurses new to practice or working in an unfamiliar nursing area Presented in a consistent format for ease of use Includes an overview of each specialty area Focuses on the role of the nurse throughout the treatment process Written and edited by expert clinicians and educators