Medical-Surgical Nursing in Canada - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9781926648958

Medical-Surgical Nursing in Canada - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

3rd Edition

Authors: Sharon Lewis Shannon Dirksen Margaret Heitkemper Maureen Barry Sandra Goldsworthy Donna Goodridge
eBook ISBN: 9781926648958
Imprint: Mosby Canada
Published Date: 5th June 2013

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Key Features

  • 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.

Table of Contents

Section One – Concepts in Nursing Practice

  1. Nursing Practice in Canada
  2. Health Equity and Cultural Competence
  3. Health History and Physical Examination
  4. Client and Caregiver Teaching
  5. Chronic Illness
  6. Community-based Nursing and Home Care
  7. Older Adults
  8. Stress and Stress Management
  9. NEW! Sleep and Sleep Disorders
  10. Pain
  11. Substance Abuse and Addictive Behaviors
  12. Complementary and Alternative Therapies
  13. End-of-Life Care
  14. Section Two – Pathophysiologic Mechanisms of Disease

  15. Inflammation and Wound Healing
  16. Genetics
  17. Transplantation and Altered Immune Responses
  18. Infection and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection
  19. Cancer
  20. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances
  21. Section Three – Perioperative Care

  22. Nursing Management: Preoperative Care
  23. Nursing Management: Intraoperative Care
  24. Nursing Management: Postoperative Care
  25. Section Four – Problems Related to Altered Sensory Input

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

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

  37. Nursing Assessment: Hematologic System
  38. Nursing Management: Hematologic Problems
  39. Section Seven – Problems of Oxygenation: Perfusion

  40. Nursing Assessment: Cardiovascular System
  41. Nursing Management: Hypertension
  42. Nursing Management: Coronary Artery Disease and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  43. Nursing Management: Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy
  44. Nursing Management: Dysrhythmias
  45. Nursing Management: Inflammatory and Valvular Heart Diseases
  46. Nursing Management: Vascular Disorders
  47. Section Eight – Problems of Ingestion, Digestion, Absorption, and Elimination

  48. Nursing Assessment: Gastrointestinal System
  49. Nursing Management: Nutritional Problems
  50. Nursing Management: Obesity
  51. Nursing Management: Upper Gastrointestinal Problems
  52. Nursing Management: Lower Gastrointestinal Problems
  53. 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

  1. Nursing Assessment: Endocrine System
  2. Nursing Management: Diabetes Mellitus
  3. Nursing Management: Endocrine Problems
  4. Nursing Assessment: Reproductive System
  5. Nursing Management: Breast Disorders
  6. Nursing Management: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  7. Nursing Management: Female Reproductive Problems
  8. Nursing Management: Male Reproductive Problems
  9. Section Eleven – Problems Related to Movement and Coordination

  10. Nursing Assessment: Nervous System
  11. Nursing Management: Acute Intracranial Problems
  12. Nursing Management: Stroke
  13. Nursing Management: Chronic Neurologic Problems
  14. Nursing Management: Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
  15. Nursing Management: Peripheral Nerve and Spinal Cord Problems
  16. Nursing Assessment: Musculoskeletal System
  17. Nursing Management: Musculoskeletal Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery
  18. Nursing Management: Musculoskeletal Problems
  19. Nursing Management: Arthritis and Connective Tissue Diseases
  20. Section Twelve – Nursing Care in Specialized Settings

  21. Nursing Management: Critical Care
  22. Nursing Management: Shock, Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome
  23. Nursing Management: Respiratory Failure and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  24. Nursing Management: Emergency, Terrorism, and Disaster Nursing

Appendix A Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers

Appendix B Nursing Diagnoses

Appendix C Laboratory Reference Intervals


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About the Author

Sharon Lewis

Sharon L. Lewis, RN, PhD, FAAN

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Professor, Castella Distinguished Professor, School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Shannon Dirksen

Shannon Ruff Dirksen, RN, PhD

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ

Margaret Heitkemper

Margaret M. Heitkemper, RN, PhD, FAAN

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Maureen Barry

Maureen A. Barry, RN, MScN

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.

Sandra Goldsworthy

Sandra Goldsworthy, RN, MSc, PhD, CNCC(C), CMSN(C)

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Dean Teaching-Learning and Technology; Associate Professor Research Professorship in Simulation Faculty of Nursing University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.

Donna Goodridge

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, College of Nursing University of Saskatchewan