Diseases and Disorders: A Nursing Therapeutics Manual

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Everything your students need to know about caring for patients is in this one portable reference! Now in its third edition, Diseases and Disorders: A Nursing Therapeutics Manual, containing complete information on hundreds of disorders, is still a "must have" reference for every nurse. In a concise format, this handbook allows nurses and students to quickly find -- and understand -- information on disorders so they can effectively plan nursing care. Offering a clear but comprehensive discussion of pathophysiology, and providing rationales in the medications and laboratory sections, Diseases and Disorders will help students understand the scientific basis for the nursing care patients need. It is an excellent reference for students transitioning from classroom to clinical settings and nurses working in community and clinical settings. NEW! Expanded coverage of gender and life span considerationsNEW! Information on genetics and an explanation of differences in health and disease conditions based on racial and ethnic ancestryMore than 250 diseases and disorders encountered in nursing practiceEach disorder begins with the Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG) and covers causes, pertinent physical and psychosocial findings, life span considerations, primary nursing diagnoses, and collaborative and independent nursing interventions, plus documentation information on average length of stay and home healthcare guidelinesPrimary nursing diagnoses with outcomes and interventions are highlightedDiagnostic Highlights tables make locating pertinent test results quick and easy Pharmacologic Highlights tables outline drugs most commonly used for a disorder, including the dosage, mechanism of action, and rationales for use Emphasizes patient teaching and essentials of home carePatient teaching checklists ensure that the patient receives all essential information before discharge

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