Medical-Surgical Nursing Care

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9780130281623: Medical-Surgical Nursing Care

For courses in Licensed Practical/Vocational Nursing programs.Answers the question, what do practical vocational nurses need to know and to be able to do in order to deliver safe and effective medical-surgical nursing care? This comprehensive text prepares basic practical/vocational nursing students to care for adult clients with medical or surgical disorders or diseases. With an emphasis on the nursing role, it explains the risk factors, causes, and pathophysiology of common disorders and diseases, and reviews diagnostic tests and medical management of the disorders. A focus on nursing care is presented in a nursing process format--including assessment data to collect, nursing diagnoses with suggested interventions and their rationales, and evaluation data to determine the effectiveness of nursing care.

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The end is just the beginning...

One look at Medical-Surgical Nursing Care and one will see the most comprehensive chapter-ending review section on the market. Critical thinking care maps for the student to fill out, key terms by topic, key points, media links, cross-references for further study, test-taking tips, and NCLEX-style practice exam questions combine at the end of each chapter to ensure the most complete chapter review.
A second look will reveal that the chapter-ending review section is only the beginning of the elements and features worked throughout this book to ensure comprehension and success. Each chapter opens with learning outcomes that follow the flow of the chapter, plus a caring tip that connects the student with real-life experience in the nursing field. Throughout each chapter Clinical Alerts, case studies, documentation samples, pharmacology tables and boxes for special population issues or discharge teaching highlight the essential information. Collaborative care and nursing care are provided in sequence, so the student will be able to work well as a member of the health care team. Nursing Process is stressed. Content of the book is streamlined but thorough, allowing the student's focus to remain on the need-to-know information and essential skills.
Course completion with this text will be just the beginning of success.

    Additional features include:
  • A walk-through of the critical thinking process
  • A FREE corresponding CD-ROM
  • A FREE Companion Webiste
  • Referenced answers to all questions plus hints for critical thinking
  • An emphasis throughout on the "what" and "why" of LPN/LVN nursing care

About the Author:

Karen M. Burke, RN, MS. Karen M. Burke is the Director of Health Occupations and the Nursing Program at Clatsop Community College in Astoria, Oregon. She obtained her initial nursing education at Emanuel Hospital School of Nursing in Portland, Oregon, later completing baccalaureate studies at Oregon Health & Sciences University, and a muster's degree at University of Portland. Ms. Burke has extensive clinical nursing experience in acute care and community-based settings.

At Clatsop Community College since the inception of the Associate Degree Nursing program, Ms. Burke is known as a leader and an innovator. She led the nursing faculty in developing an online program to deliver nursing education to a distant rural community. Ms. Burke is actively involved in nursing education in Oregon. She is a member of the Oregon Council of Associate Degree Nursing Programs (OCAP) and is currently on the planning committee for the 2002 Oregon Health & Science University Nursing Education Institute. She has served on Board of Nursing task forces to develop guidelines for practical nursing practice related to intravenous fluid maintenance and medication administration, and t<~ update administrative rules for nursing education. Ms. Burke has presented workshops on using interactive learning in the classroom.

Ms. Burke is co-author of several other nursing texts: Medical Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking in Client Care (3rd ed.), with Priscilla LeMone; a clinical handbook to accompany the above text; and Fundamentals of Nursing: Concepts, Process, and Practice (6th ed.), with Barbara Kozier, Glenora Erb, and Audrey Berman.

Priscilla LeMone, RN, DSN, FAAN. Priscilla LeMone has spent most of her career as a nurse educator, teaching medical-surgical nursing and pathophysiology at all levels from diploma to doctoral students. She has a diploma in nursing from Deaconess College of Nursing (St. Louis, Missouri), baccalaureate and master's degrees from Southeast Missouri State University, and a doctorate in nursing from the University of Alabama-Birmingham. She is currently an Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri-Columbia.

Dr. LeMone has had numerous awards for scholarship and teaching during her over 30 years as a nurse educator. She is most honored for receiving the Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence from the University of Missouri-Columbia and the Unique Contribution Award from the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, and for being selected as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

She believes that her education gave her solid and everlasting roots in nursing. Her work with students has given her the wings that allow her love of nursing and teaching to continue through the years.

A widow, Dr. LeMone lives with her dog and shares time with her two children and her granddaughter. When she has time, she enjoys growing flowers and reading fiction.

Elaine L. Molin-Brown, RN, EdD. Elaine L. Mohn-Brown received her diploma in nursing from Akron General Medical Center School of Nursing in Akron, Ohio. She has baccalaureate and master's degrees in nursing and health education from Metropolitan State College and University of Northern Colorado, and an EdD in higher education administration from Brigham Young University. She has worked in critical care units in Ohio and Colorado.

Her first teaching position was as a practical nursing instructor at Larimer County Vocational-Technical Center in Colorado. For the past 23 years, she has been on the faculty of the ADN Program at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon. Through thought-provoking classroom presentations and hands-on acute care medical-surgical experiences, she has encouraged students to question and understand the rationale for their nursing care.

Dr. Mohn-Brown serves as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Nurse Educator. She has served on two Oregon State Board of Nursing task forces. She has published nationally and conducts workshops at the national level. Her love of nursing and teaching has taken her to numerous international and national conferences.

When not working, she and her husband, Gene, spend time I traveling and she enjoys flower gardening.

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