Medical-Surgical Nursing in Canada, 3rd Edition

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Medical-Surgical Nursing in Canada, 3rd Edition


Completely revised and updated, Medical-Surgical Nursing in Canada: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, 3rd Edition explores patient care in various clinical settings and focuses on key topics such as prioritization, clinical decision-making, evidence-informed practice, and patient safety. A variety of boxes and tables, in addition to an accessible writing style, make it easy to comprehend both essential information and the most complex concepts. 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.

    • UNIQUE! Key nursing management content using a "levels of care" approach shows you how nursing care varies for different levels of health and illness.
    • More than 50 comprehensive nursing care plans with defining characteristics, expected outcomes, specific nursing interventions with rationales, evaluation criteria, and collaborative problems, help you understand how information in the book applies to real-life situations.
    • Examination Review Questions at the end of each chapter reinforce key content, preparing you for the licensure examination with MCQ format questions.
    • Convenient tables offer quick access to vital data on drug therapy, nutritional therapy, emergency management, health history, collaborative care, nursing assessment, common assessment abnormalities, and more.
    • Helpful boxes throughout the text highlight important information on key topics such as complementary and alternative therapies, nursing research, ethics, determinants of health, genetics, and evidence-informed practice.
    • Over 1,400 full-color illustrations clearly demonstrate disease processes and related anatomy and physiology.
      • Unique! A separate chapter covering "Sleep Disorders" expands your knowledge on this key topic that impacts multiple disorders and body systems.
      • New Cultural Competence and Health Equity content introduces the important role that culture plays in nursing care and outlines the determinants of health equity/inequity in Canada.
      • Safety Alerts highlight patient safety issues.
      • Pathophysiology Map flow charts make it easier to visualize and understand changes occurring in major diseases.
      • Focused Assessment boxes provide you with a realistic "assessment on the run" approach, offering 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 you with integrating and prioritizing assessment findings, empowering you to apply key concepts to real-world practice.

      Section One – Concepts in Nursing Practice

        • Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing Practice In Canada
        • Cultural Competence and Health Equity in Nursing Care 

        • Health History and Physical Examination 

        • Patient and Caregiver Teaching

        • Chronic Illness

        • Community-Based Nursing and Home Care

        • Older Adults

        • Stress and Stress Management

        • Sleep and Sleep Disorders

        • Pain

        • Substance Abuse

        • Complementary and Alternative Therapies

        • Palliative Care at the End of Life 

        Section Two – Pathophysiologic Mechanisms of Disease

          14. Inflammation and Wound Healing

            15. Genetics

              16. Altered Immune Responses 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: Postoperative 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 Disorders 

                                                            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: Urinar

                                                                          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, Shannon Ruff Dirksen, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ, 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, 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, Ian Camera, RN, MSN, ND, Ian M. Camera, Professor, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA, Maureen A. Barry, RN, BScN, MScN, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Sandra Goldsworthy, RN MSc PhD(c) CNCC(C) CMSN, Associate Professor
                                                                          Research Professor in Simulation Education
                                                                          University of Calgary
                                                                          Collaborative BScN Program and Donna Goodridge, RN, PhD, CHPNC(c), Professor, College of Nursing
                                                                          University of Saskatchewan


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