Medical-Surgical Nursing in Canada - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 3rd Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Medical-Surgical Nursing in Canada - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 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.
      • Safety Alerts highlight patient safety issues.
      • Pathophysiology Map flow charts make it easier to visualize and understand changes occurring in major diseases.
      • New Cultural Competence and Health Equity chapter introduces the important role that culture plays in nursing care and outlines the determinants of health equity/inequity in Canada.
      • New Sleep Disorders chapter expands your knowledge on this key topic that impacts multiple disorders and body systems.
      • 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

        • Nursing Practice in Canada

        • Health Equity and Cultural Competence

        • Health History and Physical Examination

        • Client and Caregiver Teaching

        • Chronic Illness

        • Community-based Nursing and Home Care

        • Older Adults

        • Stress and Stress Management

        • NEW! Sleep and Sleep Disorders

        • Pain

        • Substance Abuse and Addictive Behaviors

        • Complementary and Alternative Therapies

        • End-of-Life Care

        Section Two – Pathophysiologic Mechanisms of Disease

        • Inflammation and Wound Healing

        • Genetics

        • Transplantation and Altered Immune Responses

        • Infection and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection

        • Cancer

        • Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances

        Section Three – Perioperative Care

        • Nursing Management: Preoperative Care

        • Nursing Management: Intraoperative Care

        • Nursing Management: Postoperative Care

        Section Four – Problems Related to Altered Sensory Input

        • Nursing Assessment: Visual and Auditory Systems

        • Nursing Management: Visual and Auditory Problems

        • Nursing Assessment: Integumentary System

        • Nursing Management: Integumentary Problems

        • Nursing Management: Burns

        Section Five – Problems of Oxygenation: Ventilation

        • Nursing Assessment: Respiratory System

        • Nursing Management: Upper Respiratory Problems

        • Nursing Management: Lower Respiratory Problems

        • Nursing Management: Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases

        Section Six – Problems of Oxygenation: Transport

        • Nursing Assessment: Hematologic System

        • Nursing Management: Hematologic Problems

        Section Seven – Problems of Oxygenation: Perfusion

        • Nursing Assessment: Cardiovascular System

        • Nursing Management: Hypertension

        • Nursing Management: Coronary Artery Disease and Acute Coronary Syndrome

        • Nursing Management: Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy

        • Nursing Management: Dysrhythmias

        • Nursing Management: Inflammatory and Valvular Heart Diseases

        • Nursing Management: Vascular Disorders

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

        • Nursing Assessment: Gastrointestinal System

        • Nursing Management: Nutritional Problems

        • Nursing Management: Obesity

        • Nursing Management: Upper Gastrointestinal Problems

        • Nursing Management: Lower Gastrointestinal Problems

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

        Section Nine – Problems of Urinary Function

        45. Nursing Assessment: Urinary System

        46. Nursing Management: Renal and Urologic Problems

        47. Nursing Management: Acute Renal Failure and Chronic Kidney Disease

        Section Ten – Problems Related to Regulatory and Reproductive Mechanisms

          • Nursing Assessment: Endocrine System

          • Nursing Management: Diabetes Mellitus

          • Nursing Management: Endocrine Problems

          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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