9780323036894

Clinical Companion to Medical-Surgical Nursing

  • ISBN 13:

    9780323036894

  • ISBN 10:

    0323036899

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 04/18/2007
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science div

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

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Summary

Putting essential information at your fingertips, this handy guide describes 200 commonly encountered medical-surgical disorders and procedures. Numerous illustrations and summary tables are used to clarify key information. It focuses on the information you need to know, emphasizing the procedures and treatments in which the nurse plays a major role. Part 1: Disorders includes the following information for each profile: Definition/Description Pathophysiology Clinical Manifestations Complications Diagnostic Studies Collaborative Care (including drug therapy) Nursing Management Goals Nursing Diagnoses (using current NANDA terminology) Nursing Interventions Patient Teaching Part 2: Treatments and Procedures includes information you need to know about common medical-surgical treatments and procedures such as CPR, tube feeding, and artificial airway management. Part 3: Reference Appendix features key reference information commonly used in nursing practice, including laboratory values, commonly used formulas, and Spanish translations of key phrases. Patient teaching content is highlighted with a special icon, identifying information that patients and families need to know about the care of various conditions. A portable format makes this book easy to carry in the clinical setting. Cross-references to Lewis: Medical-Surgical Nursing, 7th Edition make it easy to find background information.

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