Medical-Surgical Nursing in Canada, 4th Edition
Learn how to become an exceptional caregiver in Canada’s evolving health care environment! Adapted by a team of 4 experienced Canadian nurse-educators and a slate of expert contributors from across the country, the 4th Canadian Edition of Medical-Surgical Nursing in Canada 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, exam preparation, evidence-informed practice, prioritization, patient and caregiver teaching, culturally competent care, and the determinants of health. A variety of helpful boxes and tables make it easy for students to find essential information and the accessible writing style makes even the most complex concepts easy to grasp. Best of all — a complete collection of learning and study resources helps students learn more effectively and offers valuable, real-world preparation for clinical practice.
- Highly readable format offers 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.
- Revised Chapter 1 situates nursing practice in the unique Canadian context, discussing patient-centred care, interprofessional practice (including delegation and assignment), information-communication technologies, patient safety and quality improvement
- Culturally competent care chapter and special sections discuss culture as a determinant of health, Indigenous populations; health equity and health equality issues; and practical suggestions for developing cultural competence in nursing care
- Determinants of Health boxes focus on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s determinants of health, as they apply to particular disorders.
- UNIQUE! "Levels of Care" approach organizes nursing care in three levels: health promotion, acute intervention, and ambulatory and home care.
- Examination review questions at the end of each chapter reinforce key content while helping you prepare for examinations.
- Expanded chapter on genetics focuses on the practical application of genetics to nursing care of patients and includes current changes in Canadian clinical practice.
- Genetics in Clinical Practice boxes address key topics such as genetic testing, Alzheimer’s disease, sickle cell disease, and genetics-related ethical issues.
- Assessment Abnormalities tables alert readers to abnormalities frequently encountered in practice, as well as their possible etiologies
- More than 60 comprehensive nursing care plans on the Evolve website defining characteristics, expected outcomes, specific nursing interventions with rationales, evaluation criteria, and collaborative problems
- NEW! Unfolding case studies included throughout each assessment chapter helps you apply important concepts and procedures to real-life patient care.
- NEW! Expanded coverage of evidence-informed practice in Research Highlight and Translating Research Into Practice boxes helps you understand how to apply the latest research to real-life patient care.
- NEW! Informatics boxes discuss how technology is used by nurses and patients in health care settings.
- NEW! Expanded Safety Alerts throughout the book cover surveillance for high-risk situations.
- NEW! Drug alerts highlight important safety considerations for key drugs
- NEW! Revised art program enhances the book’s visual appeal and lends a more contemporary look throughout.
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 Appendix B – Laboratory Reference Intervals
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, Mariann M. Harding, PhD, RN, CNE, Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, Kent State University at Tuscarawas, New Philadelphia, Ohio, Maureen A. Barry, RN,MScN, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON., Jana Lok, RN, MN, PhD, ENC(C), Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON., Jane Tyerman, RN, BA, BScN, MScN, PhD, Professor, Trent University/Fleming College, School of Nursing, Peterborough, ON. and Sandra Goldsworthy, RN, CNCC(C), CMSN(C), CCSNE, PhD, Director, Blended and Online Learning Technology; Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.