ISBN: 9780323065788
Page Count: 1952
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Medical-Surgical Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 8th Edition

by Sharon L. Lewis, RN, PhD, FAAN, Linda Bucher, RN, PhD, CEN, CNE, Margaret M. Heitkemper, RN, PhD, FAAN, Shannon Ruff Dirksen, RN, PhD and Ian Camera, RN, MSN, ND
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
ISBN: 9780323065788
Page Count: 1952
Imprint: Mosby
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Written by a dedicated team of expert authors led by Sharon Lewis, Medical-Surgical Nursing, 8th Edition offers up-to-date coverage of the latest trends, hot topics, and clinical developments in the field, to help you provide exceptional care in today's fast-paced health care environment. Completely revised and updated content explores patient care in various clinical settings and focuses on key topics such as prioritization, clinical decision-making, patient safety, and NCLEX® exam preparation. A variety of helpful boxes and tables make it easy to find essential information and the accessible writing style makes even complex concepts easy to grasp! Best of all — a complete collection of interactive learning and study tools help you learn more effectively and offer valuable, real-world preparation for clinical practice.

    • Provides a strong foundation in medical-surgical nursing in a highly readable format.
    • All content is written and reviewed by leading experts in the field to ensure that information is comprehensive, current, and clinically accurate.
    • Colorful design and over 1,400 full-color illustrations clearly demonstrate disease processes and related anatomy and physiology.
    • UNIQUE! A complete collection of study tools and resources, including the innovative Stress-Busting Kit for Nursing Students, offers engaging, interactive exercises and activities that make learning more effective and help prepare you for clinical practice.
    • UNIQUE! Presents key nursing management content using a "levels of care" approach that explains how nursing care varies for different levels of health and illness.
    • Approximately 55 comprehensive nursing care plans incorporate NIC, NOC, and current NANDA diagnoses, defining characteristics, expected outcomes, specific nursing interventions with rationales, evaluation criteria, and collaborative problems.
    • Bridge to NCLEX Examination Review Questions at the end of each chapter focus on prioritization and help reinforce your understanding of key content.
    • Evidence-Based Practice boxes summarize key interdisciplinary research and clearly demonstrate how it applies to nursing practice.
    • Collaborative Management headings and Collaborative Care tables emphasize the importance of total patient care in today's health care settings and provide a clear understanding of each provider's role in managing disorders.
    • Drug Alert boxes highlight important considerations applicable to key drugs.
    • Healthy People boxes summarize government health care goals as they relate to specific disorders and identify important strategies for the prevention and early detection of diseases.
    • Drug Therapy tables highlight vital medication information for quick reference.
    • Nutritional Therapy tables summarize nutritional interventions and strategies for promoting healthy lifestyles in patients with various conditions.
    • Cultural and ethnic health disparities content includes a dedicated chapter on health disparities and culturally competent care, as well as summary boxes highlighting important issues (including risk factors) related to the nursing care of various ethnic populations.
    • Extensive gerontologic content discusses age-related changes for each body system and alerts you to differences often encountered in older patients.
    • Emergency Management tables outline the treatment of health problems most likely to create medical emergencies.
    • Health History tables summarize the key questions you should ask, as well as important assessment parameters.
    • Patient and Caregiver Teaching Guides provide critical information to help you educate others who will be helping to care for the patient.
    • Ethical Dilemmas boxes promote critical thinking for timely and sensitive issues such as informed consent, patient adherence, guardianship, confidentiality, and sterilization.
    • Complementary and Alternative Therapies boxes summarize what you need to know about the clinical uses, effects, and nursing implications of herbal remedies, acupuncture, biofeedback, and more
    • Genetics in Clinical Practice boxes cover key topics such as genetic testing, Alzheimer's disease, sickle cell disease, and genetics-related ethics issues.
    • A glossary of key terms and definitions in the back of the book provides definitions and page references.
    • Completely revised and revamped content is more readable, concise, and user-friendly.
    • Reorganized coverage reflects an increased emphasis on more common disorders versus rare disorders.
    • An increased focus on prioritization is featured throughout the text and in the review questions, nursing care plans, and case studies.
    • Expanded coverage of delegation includes Delegation Decisions boxes throughout the text that highlight specific topics and skills related to delegation.
    • End-of-chapter Clinical Decision-Making Exercises feature case scenarios that emphasize prioritization, delegation, and concept mapping.
    • End-of-chapter review sections now feature alternate item-format questions.
    • Safety Alerts highlight patient safety issues and focus on the latest National Patient Safety Goals.
    • Pathophysiology Map flow charts make it easier to visualize and understand changes occurring in major diseases.
    • Focused Assessment boxes reflect a realistic "assessment on the run" approach and offer brief checklists for evaluating the status of previously identified health problems and monitoring for signs of new problems.
    • Assessment Case Studies for all assessment chapters help reinforce the importance of integrating and prioritizing assessment findings.
    • UNIQUE! A separate Sleep and Sleep Disorders chapter expands upon this key topic that impacts multiple disorders and body systems, as well as nearly every aspect of daily functioning.
    • UNIQUE! The Patient and Caregiver Teaching chapter emphasizes the increasing importance and prevalence of patient management of chronic illnesses and conditions, as well as the role of the caregiver in patient care.
    • The Emergency, Terrorism, and Disaster Nursing chapter features expanded coverage of terrorism.
    • Revised Infection chapter features updated infection control guidelines, an expanded section on emerging and reemerging infections, and new information about prions and H1N1 flu.
  • Section One: Concepts in Nursing Practice

    1. Contemporary Nursing Practice
    2. Health Disparities and Culturally Competent Care
    3. Health History and Physical Examination
    4. Patient and Caregiver Teaching
    5. Chronic Illness and Older Adults
    6. Community-Based Nursing and Home Care
    7. Complementary and Alternative Therapies
    8. Stress and Stress Management
    9. Sleep and Sleep Disorders NEW CHAPTER!
    10. Pain
    11. Palliative Care at End of Life
    12. Addictive Behaviors
    13. Section Two: Pathophysiologic Mechanisms of Disease

    14. Inflammation and Would Healing
    15. Genetics, Altered Immune Responses, and Transplantation
    16. Infection
    17. Cancer
    18. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances
    19. Section Three: Perioperative Care

    20. Nursing Management: Preoperative Care
    21. Nursing Management: Intraoperative Care
    22. Nursing Management: Postoperative Care
    23. Section Four: Problems Related to Altered Sensory Input

    24. Nursing Assessment: Visual and Auditory Systems
    25. Nursing Management: Visual and Auditory Problems
    26. Nursing Assessment: Integumentary System
    27. Nursing Management: Integumentary Problems
    28. Nursing Management: Burns
    29. Section Five: Problems of Oxygenation: Ventilation

    30. Nursing Assessment: Respiratory System
    31. Nursing Management: Upper Respiratory Problems
    32. Nursing Management: Lower Respiratory Problems
    33. Nursing Management: Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases
    34. Section Six: Problems of Oxygenation: Transport

    35. Nursing Assessment: Hematologic System
    36. Nursing Management: Hematologic Problems
    37. Section Seven: Problems of Oxygenation: Perfusion

    38. Nursing Assessment: Cardiovascular System
    39. Nursing Management: Hypertension
    40. Nursing Management: Coronary Artery Disease and Acute Coronary Syndrome
    41. Nursing Management: Heart Failure
    42. Nursing Management: Dysrhythmias
    43. Nursing Management: Inflammatory and Structural Heart Disorders
    44. Nursing Management: Vascular Disorders
    45. Section Eight: Problems of Ingestion, Digestion, Absorption, and Elimination

    46. Nursing Assessment: Gastrointestinal System
    47. Nursing Management: Nutritional Problems
    48. Nursing Management: Obesity
    49. Nursing Management: Upper Gastrointestinal Problems
    50. Nursing Management: Lower Gastrointestinal Problems
    51. Nursing Management: Liver, Pancreas, and Biliary Tract Problems
    52. Section Nine: Problems of Urinary Function

    53. Nursing Assessment: Urinary System
    54. Nursing Management: Renal and Urologic Problems
    55. Nursing Management: Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease
    56. Section Ten: Problems Related to Regulatory and Reproductive Mechanisms

    57. Nursing Assessment: Endocrine System
    58. Nursing Management: Diabetes Mellitus
    59. Nursing Management: Endocrine Problems
    60. Nursing Assessment: Reproductive System
    61. Nursing Management: Breast Disorders
    62. Nursing Management: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    63. Nursing Management: Female Reproductive Problems
    64. Nursing Management: Male Reproductive Problems
    65. Section Eleven: Problems Related to Movement and Coordination

    66. Nursing Assessment: Nervous System
    67. Nursing Management: Acute Intracranial Problems
    68. Nursing Management: Stroke
    69. Nursing Management: Chronic Neurologic Problems
    70. Nursing Management: Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, and Delirium
    71. Nursing Management: Peripheral Nerve and Spinal Cord Problems
    72. Nursing Assessment: Musculoskeletal System
    73. Nursing Management: Musculoskeletal Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery
    74. Nursing Management: Musculoskeletal Problems
    75. Nursing Management: Arthritis and Connective Tissue Diseases
    76. Section Twelve: Nursing Care in Specialized Settings

    77. Nursing Management: Critical Care
    78. Nursing Management: Shock and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome
    79. Nursing Management: Respiratory Failure and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
    80. Nursing Management: Emergency, Terrorism, and Disaster Nursing


       A.  Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Basic Life Support

       B.   Nursing Diagnoses

       C.   Laboratory Values

  • Sharon L. Lewis, RN, PhD, FAAN, Research Professor, Castella Distinguished Professor, School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, Linda Bucher, RN, PhD, CEN, CNE, Professor, School of Nursing, University of Delaware, Newark, DE; Staff Nurse, Emergency Department, Virtua Memorial Hospital, Mt. Holly, NJ, Margaret M. Heitkemper, RN, PhD, FAAN, Professor and Chairperson, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, Elizabeth Sterling Soule Endowed Chair in Nursing, School of Nursing; Adjunct Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Shannon Ruff Dirksen, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ and Ian Camera, RN, MSN, ND, Ian M. Camera, Professor, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA
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