Medical-Surgical Nursing - 8th Edition

Medical-Surgical Nursing

8th Edition

Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, Single Volume

Authors: Sharon Lewis Linda Bucher Margaret Heitkemper Shannon Dirksen Ian Camera
Imprint: Mosby

Table of Contents

Section One: Concepts in Nursing Practice

  1. Contemporary Nursing Practice
  2. Health Disparities and Culturally Competent Care
  3. Health History and Physical Examination
  4. Patient and Caregiver Teaching
  5. Chronic Illness and Older Adults
  6. Community-Based Nursing and Home Care
  7. Complementary and Alternative Therapies
  8. Stress and Stress Management
  9. Sleep and Sleep Disorders NEW CHAPTER!
  10. Pain
  11. Palliative Care at End of Life
  12. Addictive Behaviors
  13. Section Two: Pathophysiologic Mechanisms of Disease

  14. Inflammation and Would Healing
  15. Genetics, Altered Immune Responses, and Transplantation
  16. Infection
  17. Cancer
  18. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances
  19. Section Three: Perioperative Care

  20. Nursing Management: Preoperative Care
  21. Nursing Management: Intraoperative Care
  22. Nursing Management: Postoperative Care
  23. Section Four: Problems Related to Altered Sensory Input

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

  30. Nursing Assessment: Respiratory System
  31. Nursing Management: Upper Respiratory Problems

Description

Written by a dedicated team of expert authors led by Sharon Lewis, Medical-Surgical Nursing, 8th Edition offers up-to-date coverage of the latest trends, hot topics, and clinical developments in the field, to help you provide exceptional care in today's fast-paced health care environment. Completely revised and updated content explores patient care in various clinical settings and focuses on key topics such as prioritization, clinical decision-making, patient safety, and NCLEX® exam preparation. A variety of helpful boxes and tables make it easy to find essential information and the accessible writing style makes even complex concepts easy to grasp! 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

  • Provides a strong foundation in medical-surgical nursing in a highly readable format.
  • All content is written and reviewed by leading experts in the field to ensure that information is comprehensive, current, and clinically accurate.
  • Colorful design and over 1,400 full-color illustrations clearly demonstrate disease processes and related anatomy and physiology.
  • UNIQUE! A complete collection of study tools and resources, including the innovative Stress-Busting Kit for Nursing Students, offers engaging, interactive exercises and activities that make learning more effective and help prepare you for clinical practice.
  • UNIQUE! Presents key nursing management content using a "levels of care" approach that explains how nursing care varies for different levels of health and illness.
  • Approximately 55 comprehensive nursing care plans incorporate NIC, NOC, and current NANDA diagnoses, defining characteristics, expected outcomes, specific nursing interventions with rationales, evaluation criteria, and collaborative problems.
  • Bridge to NCLEX Examination Review Questions at the end of each chapter focus on prioritization and help reinforce your understanding of key content.
  • Evidence-Based Practice boxes summarize key interdisciplinary research and clearly demonstrate how it applies to nursing practice.
  • Collaborative Management headings and Collaborative Care tables emphasize the importance of total patient care in today's health care settings and provide a clear understanding of each provider's role in managing disorders.
  • Drug Alert boxes highlight important considerations applicable to key drugs.
  • Healthy People boxes summarize government health care goals as they relate to specific disorders and identify important strategies for the prevention and early dete


Details

Language:
English
Imprint:
Mosby
eBook ISBN:
9780323137317
eBook ISBN:
9780323290333
eBook ISBN:
9780323065788

About the Authors

Sharon Lewis Author

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 Author

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Margaret Heitkemper Author

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

Shannon Dirksen Author

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Ian Camera Author

Affiliations and Expertise

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