Medical-Surgical Nursing Care + Workbook

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9780132326407: Medical-Surgical Nursing Care + Workbook

This comprehensive, handy guide to nursing care planning emphasizes client and family teaching and community-based care settings. Highlighting the nursing role related to treatment, 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

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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 book,in a brand new 3rd edition, prepares basic practical/vocational nursing students to care for adult clients with medical or surgical disorders or diseases. Completely updated with new information and 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. Some exciting features include:

  • Nursing process care plans
  • Critical thinking self-checks
  • Rationale for each nursing intervention.
  • Nursing care and procedure checklists.

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