Medical-Surgical Nursing in Canada - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9781926648705, 9781771721042

Medical-Surgical Nursing in Canada

3rd Edition

Authors: Sharon Lewis Linda Bucher Margaret Heitkemper Ian Camera
Editors: Maureen Barry Donna Goodridge Sandra Goldsworthy
eBook ISBN: 9781771721042
eBook ISBN: 9781927406946
Imprint: Mosby Canada
Published Date: 12th June 2013
Page Count: 2160

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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.

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. Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing Practice In Canada
  2. Cultural Competence and Health Equity in Nursing 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 Abuse
  12. Complementary and Alternative Therapies
  13. 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: Urinary System

48. Nursing Management: Renal and Urologic 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 Neurologic 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 Preparedness and Disaster Management 

Appendix A Nursing Diagnoses

Appendix B Laboratory Values


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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

Linda Bucher

Linda Bucher, RN, PhD, CEN, CNE

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, School of Nursing, University of Delaware, Newark, DE; Staff Nurse, Emergency Department, Virtua Memorial Hospital, Mt. Holly, NJ

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

Ian Camera

Affiliations and Expertise

Ian M. Camera, Professor, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA

About the Editor

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.

Donna Goodridge

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, College of Nursing University of Saskatchewan

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.