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Diseases and Disorders : A Nursing Therapeutics Manual

ISBN: 9780803613379 | 0803613377
Edition: 3rd
Format: Paperback
Publisher: F a Davis Co
Pub. Date: 9/12/2006

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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 nurses to understand the scientific basis for the nursing care patients need. It is an excellent reference for nurses working in community and clinical settings and students transitioning from classroom to clinical settings. Expanded coverage of gender and life span considerations, New information on genetics and an explanation of differences in health and disease conditions based on racial and ethnic ancestry, About 250 diseases and disorders encountered in nursing practice, Each 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 guidelines, Primary nursing diagnoses with outcomes and interventions are highlighted, Diagnostic 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 care, Patient teaching checklists ensure that the patient receives all essential information before discharge. Book jacket.

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