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cover image - Lewis's Medical-Surgical Nursing in Canada,5th Edition
ISBN: 9780323791564
Publication Date: 06-03-2022
Page Count: 1952
Imprint: Elsevier
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Lewis's Medical-Surgical Nursing in Canada, 5th Edition

by Jane Tyerman, RN, BA, BScN, MScN, PhD, Shelley Cobbett, RN, BN, GnT, MN, EdD, Mariann M. Harding, PhD, RN, CNE, FAADN, Jeffrey Kwong, DNP, MPH, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, Dottie Roberts, RN, EdD, MSN, MACI, OCNS-C, CMSRN, CNE, Debra Hagler, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CNE, CHSE, ANEF, FAAN and Courtney Reinisch, RN, DNP, FNP-BC


cover image - Lewis's Medical-Surgical Nursing in Canada,5th Edition
ISBN: 9780323791564
Publication Date: 06-03-2022
Page Count: 1952
Imprint: Elsevier


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Master the role and skills of the medical-surgical nurse in Canada with the book that has it all! Lewis's Medical-Surgical Nursing in Canada: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, 5th Edition reflects the expertise of nurses from across Canada with evidence-informed guidelines, a focus on clinical trends, and a review of pathophysiology. Clear examples make it easy to understand every concept in nursing care — from health promotion to acute intervention to ambulatory care. An Evolve website includes new case studies to enhance your skills in clinical judgement and prepare you for the Next Generation NCLEX®, CPNRE®, and REx-PN™. From Canadian educators Jane Tyerman and Shelley L. Cobbett, this comprehensive guide provides a solid foundation in perioperative care as well as nursing care of disorders by body system.

    • Easy-to-understand content is written and reviewed by leading experts in the field, ensuring that information is comprehensive, current, and clinically accurate.
    • More than 800 full-colour illustrations and photographs demonstrate disease processes and related anatomy and physiology.
    • Focus on key areas includes the determinants of health, patient and caregiver teaching, age-related considerations, collaborative care, cultural considerations, nutrition, home care, evidence-informed practice, and patient safety.
    • Nursing Assessment chapters focus on individual body systems and include a brief review of related anatomy and physiology, a discussion of health history and non-invasive physical assessment skills, and note common diagnostic studies, expected results, and related nursing responsibilities.
    • Unfolding case studies in each assessment chapter help you apply important concepts and procedures to real-life patient care.
    • UNIQUE! Levels of Care approach organizes nursing management into three levels: health promotion, acute intervention, and ambulatory and home care.
    • Nursing Management chapters focus on the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, laboratory and diagnostic study results, interprofessional care, and nursing management of various diseases and disorders, and are organized to follow the steps of the nursing process (assessment, nursing diagnoses, planning, implementation, and evaluation).
    • Safety Alerts and Drug Alerts highlight important safety issues in patient care.
    • Informatics boxes discuss the importance and use of technology with topics such as use of social media in the context of patient privacy, teaching patients to manage self-care using smartphone apps, and using Smart infusion pumps.
    • Cultural Competence and Health Equity in Nursing Care chapter discusses culture as a determinant of health, especially in regard to Indigenous populations; health equity and health equality issues as they relate to marginalized groups in Canada; and practical suggestions for developing cultural competence in nursing care.
    • More than 60 comprehensive nursing care plans on the Evolve website include defining characteristics, expected outcomes, specific nursing interventions with rationales, evaluation criteria, and collaborative problems.
    • NEW! Coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic and the SARS-CoV-2 virus focuses on COVID’s impact on nurses and patients alike.
    • NEW! Updated content includes the latest Canadian statistics, research, clinical guidelines, assessment and screening tools, and more, all using SI units and metric measurements.
    • NEW! Current and inclusive terminology supports Indigenous people and a commitment to eliminating gender bias and cisnormative language, including patient profiles that use preferred pronouns as well as initials in place of full names.
    • NEW! Expanded and updated coverage of topics includes Bill C-14 and proposed Bill C-7, on medical assistance in dying (MAID), the Cannabis Act and its implications for certain disorders, rural and remote nursing, interprofessional collaboration, and Indigenous health vis-à-vis the Truth and Reconciliation Commission findings and its Calls to Action.
    • NEW! Updated Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing Practice in Canada chapter focuses on critical thinking, clinical judgement, and clinical decision-making, and places nursing practice in a unique Canadian context.
    • NEW! Updated Community-Based Nursing and Home Care chapter adds content on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing changes such as home health monitoring and the integration of virtual care.
    • NEW! Updated Substance Use chapter covers stigmatizing behaviours by health care providers that negatively impact patient outcomes, the impact of substance use experienced by Indigenous people, and treatment options for opioid use disorders.
    • NEW! Updated Nursing Management: Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases chapter expands content on asthma, including an overview of environmental and physiological triggers, diagnostic testing, and treatment options, and adds modifications to respiratory treatment protocols and infection control practices resulting from the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
    • NEW! Learning tools in the book and on the Evolve website help you develop skills in clinical reasoning and judgement, preparing you to succeed on the Next Generation NCLEX®, CPNRE®, and REx-PN™.
  • Section One – Concepts in Nursing Practice

    1 Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing Practice in Canada

    2 Cultural Competence and Health Equity in Care

    3 Health History and Physical Examination

    4 Patient and Caregiver Teaching

    5 Chronic Illness

    6 Community-Based Nursing and Home Care

    7 Older Adults

    8 Stress and Stress Management

    9 Sleep and Sleep Disorders

    10 Pain

    11 Substance Use

    12 Complementary and Alternative Therapies

    13 Palliative Care at the End of Life

    Section Two – Pathophysiological Mechanisms of Disease

    14 Inflammation and Wound Healing

    15 Genetics

    16 Altered Immune Response and Transplantation

    17 Infection and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection

    18 Cancer

    19 Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid–Base Imbalances

    Section Three – Perioperative Care

    20 Nursing Management: Preoperative Care

    21 Nursing Management: Intraoperative Care

    22 Nursing Management: Post-operative Care

    Section Four – Problems Related to Altered Sensory Input

    23 Nursing Assessment: Visual and Auditory Systems

    24 Nursing Management: Visual and Auditory Problems

    25 Nursing Assessment: Integumentary System

    26 Nursing Management: Integumentary Problems

    27 Nursing Management: Burns

    Section Five – Problems of Oxygenation: Ventilation

    28 Nursing Assessment: Respiratory System

    29 Nursing Management: Upper Respiratory Problems

    30 Nursing Management: Lower Respiratory Problems

    31 Nursing Management: Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases

    Section Six – Problems of Oxygenation: Transport

    32 Nursing Assessment: Hematological System

    33 Nursing Management: Hematological Problems

    Section Seven – Problems of Oxygenation: Perfusion

    34 Nursing Assessment: Cardiovascular System

    35 Nursing Management: Hypertension

    36 Nursing Management: Coronary Artery Disease and Acute Coronary Syndrome

    37 Nursing Management: Heart Failure

    38 Nursing Management: Dysrhythmias

    39 Nursing Management: Inflammatory and Structural Heart Diseases

    40 Nursing Management: Vascular Disorders

    Section Eight – Problems of Ingestion, Digestion, Absorption, and Elimination

    41 Nursing Assessment: Gastrointestinal System

    42 Nursing Management: Nutritional Problems

    43 Nursing Management: Obesity

    44 Nursing Management: Upper Gastrointestinal Problems

    45 Nursing Management: Lower Gastrointestinal Problems

    46 Nursing Management: Liver, Pancreas, and Biliary Tract Problems

    Section Nine – Problems of Urinary Function

    47 Nursing Assessment: Urinary System

    48 Nursing Management: Renal and Urological Problems

    49 Nursing Management: Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease

    Section Ten – Problems Related to Regulatory and Reproductive Mechanisms

    50 Nursing Assessment: Endocrine System

    51 Nursing Management: Endocrine Problems

    52 Nursing Management: Diabetes Mellitus

    53 Nursing Assessment: Reproductive System

    54 Nursing Management: Breast Disorders

    55 Nursing Management: Sexually Transmitted Infections

    56 Nursing Management: Female Reproductive Problems

    57 Nursing Management: Male Reproductive Problems

    Section Eleven – Problems Related to Movement and Coordination

    58 Nursing Assessment: Nervous System

    59 Nursing Management: Acute Intracranial Problems

    60 Nursing Management: Stroke

    61 Nursing Management: Chronic Neurological Problems

    62 Nursing Management: Delirium, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Other Dementias

    63 Nursing Management: Peripheral Nerve and Spinal Cord Problems

    64 Nursing Assessment: Musculoskeletal System

    65 Nursing Management: Musculoskeletal Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery

    66 Nursing Management: Musculoskeletal Problems

    67 Nursing Management: Arthritis and Connective Tissue Diseases

    Section Twelve – Nursing Care in Specialized Settings

    68 Nursing Management: Critical Care Environment

    69 Nursing Management: Shock, Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, and Multiple-Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

    70 Nursing Management: Respiratory Failure and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

    71 Nursing Management: Emergency Care Situations

    72 Emergency Management and Disaster Planning

    Appendix A – Nursing Diagnoses (remove NANDA Diagnoses and sub with generic diagnoses if applicable)

    Appendix B – Laboratory Reference Intervals


  • Jane Tyerman, RN, BA, BScN, MScN, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON., Shelley Cobbett, RN, BN, GnT, MN, EdD, Assistant Professor; Nursing and BScN Site Administrator, School of Nursing – Yarmouth Campus, Dalhousie University, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Mariann M. Harding, PhD, RN, CNE, FAADN, Professor of Nursing Technology, Kent State University Tuscarawas, New Philadelphia, Ohio, Jeffrey Kwong, DNP, MPH, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, Professor, Division of Advanced Nursing Practice, School of Nursing, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, Dottie Roberts, RN, EdD, MSN, MACI, OCNS-C, CMSRN, CNE, Instructor, University of South Carolina College of Nursing, Columbia, South Carolina, Debra Hagler, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CNE, CHSE, ANEF, FAAN, Clinical Professor,Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation,Arizona State University,Phoenix, Arizona and Courtney Reinisch, RN, DNP, FNP-BC, Director of Undergraduate Nursing, School of Nursing, Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey


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