Author: Diane Brown
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2017-03-25
Perfect for: • Undergraduate Nursing Students • Postgraduate Specialist Nursing Pathways (Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing) • TAFE Bachelor of Nursing Program Lewis’s Medical–Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, 4th Edition is the most comprehensive go-to reference for essential information about all aspects of professional nursing care of patients. Using the nursing process as a framework for practice, the fourth edition has been extensively revised to reflect the rapid changing nature of nursing practice and the increasing focus on key nursing care priorities. Building on the strengths of the third Australian and New Zealand edition and incorporating relevant global nursing research and practice from the prominent US title Medical–Surgical Nursing, 9Th Edition, Lewis’s Medical–Surgical Nursing, 4th Edition is an essential resource for students seeking to understand the role of the professional nurse in the contemporary health environment. 49 expert contributors from Australia and New Zealand Current research data and Australian and New Zealand statistics Focus on evidence-based practice Review questions and clinical reasoning exercises Evolve Resources for instructor and student, including quick quiz’s, test banks, review questions, image gallery and videos. • Chapter on current national patient safety and clinical reasoning • Over 80 new and revised case studies • Chapter on rural and remote area nursing • Fully revised chapter on chronic illness and complex care • Chapter on patient safety and clinical reasoning • Greater emphasis on contemporary health issues, such as obesity and emergency and disaster nursing • Australia and New Zealand sociocultural focus
Author: Sharon L. Lewis
Release Date: 2011
Publisher's description: A bestseller in the field, Medical-Surgical Nursing, eighth edition offers up-to-date, evidence-based coverage of the latest clinical developments you need to know to provide exceptional care in today's fast-paced health care environment. A variety of helpful boxes and tables make it easy to find essential information, and the accessible writing style makes even complex concepts easy to grasp. Best of all - a complete collection of engaging, interactive learning tools and resources helps you gain valuable, real-world preparation for clinical practice!
Author: Sharon L. Lewis
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2016-09-08
Learn how to become an exceptional caregiver in today’s evolving healthcare environment! Written by a dedicated team of expert authors led by Sharon Lewis, Medical-Surgical Nursing, 10th Edition offers up-to-date coverage of the latest trends, hot topics, and clinical developments in the field. Completely revised and updated content explores patient care in various clinical settings and focuses on key topics such as patient safety, NCLEX exam preparation, evidence-based practice, and teamwork. A variety of helpful boxes and tables make it easy for you to find essential information and the accessible writing style and building-block approach make even the most complex concepts easy to grasp. Best of all — a complete collection of learning and study resources helps you learn more effectively and offers valuable, real-world preparation for clinical practice. Highly readable format offers you a strong foundation in medical-surgical nursing. Content written and reviewed by leading experts in the field ensures that information is comprehensive, current, and clinically accurate. Informatics boxes discuss how technology is used by nurses and patients in healthcare settings. Expanded coverage of evidence-based practice helps you understand how to apply the latest research to real-life patient care. Expanded Safety Alerts throughout the book highlight patient safety issues and focus on the latest National Patient Safety Goals. UNIQUE! "Levels of Care" approach explains how nursing care varies for different levels of health and illness. Bridge to NCLEX Examination review questions at the end of each chapter reinforce key content while helping you prepare for the NCLEX examination with both standard and alternate item format questions. Unfolding case studies included throughout each assessment chapter help you apply concepts and procedures to real-life patient care. Managing Care of Multiple Patients case studies at the end of each section help you apply your knowledge of various disorders and prioritize and delegate patient care. Separate chapter on genetics focuses on the practical application to nursing care of patients. Genetics in Clinical Practice boxes address key topics such as genetic testing, Alzheimer’s disease, sickle cell disease, and genetics-related ethical issues. Genetic Risk Alerts and Genetic Link headings highlight specific genetic issues related to body system assessments and disorders. NEW! Interprofessional Care tables emphasize the importance of total patient care and outline the role of each provider in managing disorders. NEW! Teamwork & Collaboration boxes highlight your role in working with members of the interprofessional team. NEW! Check Your Practice boxes challenge you to think critically and interact with patient data. NEW! Becoming a Nurse Leader boxes introduce you to concepts related to being a responsible team member and leader. NEW! Patient and Caregiver Teaching chapter includes a stronger focus on informatics to reflect the current use of technology as it relates to patient self-management. NEW! Core clinical content focuses on highlighting and incorporating QSEN competencies.
Completely revised and updated, Medical-Surgical Nursing in Canada: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, 3rd Edition explores patient care in various clinical settings and focuses on key topics such as prioritization, clinical decision-making, evidence-informed practice, and patient safety. A variety of boxes and tables, in addition to an accessible writing style, make it easy to comprehend both essential information and the most complex concepts. Best of all, a complete collection of interactive learning and study tools help you learn more effectively and offer valuable, real-world preparation for clinical practice. UNIQUE! Key nursing management content using a "levels of care" approach shows you how nursing care varies for different levels of health and illness. More than 50 comprehensive nursing care plans with defining characteristics, expected outcomes, specific nursing interventions with rationales, evaluation criteria, and collaborative problems, help you understand how information in the book applies to real-life situations. Examination Review Questions at the end of each chapter reinforce key content, preparing you for the licensure examination with MCQ format questions. Convenient tables offer quick access to vital data on drug therapy, nutritional therapy, emergency management, health history, collaborative care, nursing assessment, common assessment abnormalities, and more. Helpful boxes throughout the text highlight important information on key topics such as complementary and alternative therapies, nursing research, ethics, determinants of health, genetics, and evidence-informed practice. Over 1,400 full-color illustrations clearly demonstrate disease processes and related anatomy and physiology. Unique! A separate chapter covering "Sleep Disorders" expands your knowledge on this key topic that impacts multiple disorders and body systems. New Cultural Competence and Health Equity content introduces the important role that culture plays in nursing care and outlines the determinants of health equity/inequity in Canada. Safety Alerts highlight patient safety issues. Pathophysiology Map flow charts make it easier to visualize and understand changes occurring in major diseases. Focused Assessment boxes provide you with a realistic "assessment on the run" approach, offering brief checklists for evaluating the status of previously identified health problems and monitoring for signs of new problems. Assessment Case Studies for all assessment chapters help you with integrating and prioritizing assessment findings, empowering you to apply key concepts to real-world practice.
This clinical manual presents approximately 200 commonly encountered medical-surgical disorders and procedures in a concise, alphabetical format for quick clinical reference. Designed for portability, the Clinical Companion includes the essential, need-to-know information for medical-surgical nursing practice. The attractive and functional two-color design highlights key information, and helpful cross-references to the Lewis text direct students to more extensive background information. The 3rd edition features expanded patient and family teaching content as well as additional illustrations and tables to enhance functionality and visual appeal. Presents approximately 200 medical-surgical disorders in a consistent, clinically-functional format for practical use in the clinical environment. Patient teaching content has been increased and highlighted to stress critical information to teach patients and family about the care of various conditions. Attractive and functional two-color design highlights key information for quick, easy reference. Now includes even more illustrations and summary tables to enhance functionality and visual appeal. Includes the most up-to-date information, including isolation precaution guidelines, lab values, and ECGs; also contains the most recent NANDA Taxonomy II nursing diagnoses. Features a portable format for utility in the medical-surgical environment. Contains cross-references to the core text (Lewis: Medical-Surgical Nursing, 6/e) to provide students with more thorough background information.
Author: Sharon L. Lewis
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2014-06-25
Disorders section covers commonly encountered medical-surgical conditions in a consistent, clinically relevant presentation that includes: Definition/Description Pathophysiology Clinical Manifestations Complications Diagnostic Studies Collaborative Care (including Drug Therapy, where relevant) Nursing Management Goals Nursing Diagnoses (using the most current NANDA terminology) Nursing Interventions Patient and Caregiver Teaching Treatments and Procedures section provides need-to-know information on common medical-surgical treatments and procedures. 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 caregivers need to know about the care of various conditions. Cross-references to Lewis: Medical-Surgical Nursing, 8th Edition make it easy to locate more in-depth information.
Author: Gayle McKenzie
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2014-09-30
Perfect For: • Undergraduate bachelor of Nursing students • Diploma of Nursing students • Registered and enrolled nurses re-entering acute care practice after a period of absence Clinical Companion: Medical-Surgical Nursing, 3rd Edition has been fully revised to provide accessible information to assist with nursing care, including the assessment and management of people experiencing chronic, acute and complex health issues. Clinical Companion: Medical-Surgical Nursing, 3rd Edition can be used in conjunction with Brown & Edwards Lewis’s Medical-Surgical Nursing, 4th Edition as part of the medical-surgical suite of resources or as a stand- alone quick reference guide. All body system chapters features the following: • Overview • Anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of related conditions • Common diseases and disorders are presented by causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, complications and nursing considerations • Further actions are indicated in the event that medical or surgical interventions, tests or pharmacology are required. • New chapter on mental health considerations • New hint boxes on the assessment and management of the deteriorating patient included throughout • Revised and updated nutrition section • Revised and updated renal chapter, in particular diabetes and obesity • Revised and updated wound care section • Chapter 2: includes ISBAR in the documentation process • Appendix 1 Life support charts included in the front and back of the book as a ready reference.
Accompanying CD-ROM, in pocket at front of v. 1, contains ... "more than 50 interactive case studies with realistic, 3-D animations to help you visualize disease processes from the inside out; a unique Stress-Busting Kit for Nursing Students with straategies for managing your (and your patients') stress; a collection of Multimedia Supplements with audio and video clips, plus additional animations; 375 NCLEX Examination-style review questions."--P.  of cover.
Author: Andrés Martin
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2017-08-04
For 25 years, Lewis's Child and Adolescent Psychiatry has been the cornerstone of every child and adolescent psychiatrist’s library. Now, three colleagues of Dr. Lewis at the world-renowned Yale Child Study Center, have substantially updated and revised this foundational textbook for its long-awaited fifth edition, the first in ten years. Encyclopedic in scope, it continues to serve as a broad reference, deftly encompassing and integrating scientific principles, research methodologies, and everyday clinical care.
Author: Linda S Williams
Publisher: F.A. Davis
Release Date: 2015-01-09
Here’s everything you need to know to care for adult medical-surgical patients and pass the NCLEX-PN®. Easy-to-understand guidance helps you confidently grasp the principles, concepts, and skills essential for practice.
Author: Sharon L. Lewis
Release Date: 2013-12-04
Corresponding chapter-by-chapter to Medical-Surgical Nursing, Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, 9e, Elsevier Adaptive Quizzing is the fun and engaging way to focus your study time and effectively prepare for class, course exams, and the [NCLEX®/certification/licensure] exam. Elsevier Adaptive Quizzing is comprised of a bank of high-quality practice questions that allows you to advance at your own pace - based on your performance - through multiple mastery levels for each chapter.. A comprehensive dashboard allows you to view your progress and stay motivated. UNIQUE! Elsevier's trusted, market-leading content serves as the foundation for all questions, which are written, reviewed, and leveled by experienced [nursing/health professions] educators, item writers, and authors. UNIQUE! Unfolding questions become progressively more complex as you advance to higher levels, incorporating concepts such as delegation, multi-system disease, or complicating conditions to help you strengthen your critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills. UNIQUE! Essential test-taking tips and strategies help you learn how to successfully dissect and tackle different question types and improve test-taking skills for both course exams and the [NCLEX/certification/licensure] examination. Confidence level indicators allow you to indicate your confidence when submitting answers, providing valuable insight into areas where you might require further study. UNIQUE! Practice in Study Mode, which provides immediate feedback, or in Exam Mode where the quiz is timed and results are summarized at the end. UNIQUE! In addition to detailed rationales for each question, select questions include interactive, multimedia resources such as illustrations, animations, videos, audio clips, and study tips to help you master challenging material. The engaging, easy-to-use interface ensures that you'll be able to navigate through the program with ease. Multiple mastery levels for each chapter, topic, or concept allow you to progress from one level to the next based on your performance. Alternate item format questions - including multiple-response, fill-in-the-blank, prioritizing, graphic item options, chart/exhibit, video, audio, and hot spot - provide valuable [NCLEX®/certification/ licensure] exam preparation. The comprehensive dashboard allows you to view your personal learning progress with summaries of your strengths, weaknesses, mastery levels, and normative data.
Author: Priscilla LeMone
Publisher: Pearson Higher Education AU
Release Date: 2015-05-20
The focus of this product package is to provide students with a strong knowledge base, an understanding of contemporary practice issues in Australia and the capacity for sound clinical reasoning. You will use these professional attributes in order to provide safe and effective nursing care. This easily understood, straightforward Australian edition integrates the following concepts: epidemiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, legal and ethical issues, therapeutic communication, interprofessional communication and cultural safety.
Author: Adrianne Dill Linton
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2015-02-06
The leading medical-surgical text for LPN/LVN students, Linton''s Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing, 6th Edition offers just the right level of information to equip today''s students to effectively care for adults and older adults. Covering both medical-surgical and psychiatric mental health conditions and disorders, this comprehensive text addresses the LPN/LVN''s role in a variety of care settings, including acute care and long-term care, with a special emphasis on assignment and supervision responsibilities. It also emphasizes culturally competent care and holistic nursing, while thoroughly covering all relevant NCLEX-PN test plan content No other resource offers the breadth of topics at a level that is so perfectly tailored to the LPN/LVN student. Foundational units on basic concepts related to the health care system, care settings, the nursing process, leadership, nutrition, the older adult, growth and nutrition, legal/ethical considerations, evidence-based nursing care, and many more essential topics, avoid repetition later in the text and create a foundation to build your understanding of disorders by body system. Safety alerts are highlighted throughout the text with a Safety Considerations icon. A separate unit on psychiatric mental health nursing covers psychosocial responses to illness, psychiatric disorders, and substance abuse - eliminating the need for a separate psychiatric mental health nursing text. Content related to the NCLEX-PN test plan is emphasized throughout the text, including health promotion, nutrition, legal/ethical issues, HIPAA, and prevention of medication/medical errors. Separate chapters on common, high-profile disorders (including hypertension, diabetes, and shock), provide an in-depth understanding for patient care. Focus on assignment and supervision helps you assign tasks to nurse assistants, patient care techs, and unlicensed assistive personnel, and makes sure they understand the difference between delegation, management, supervision, and assignment of tasks on the health care team. UNIQUE! In-depth pharmacology coverage includes: the Pharmacology Tutorial covering drug classifications, how drugs work, and nursing responsibilities; Pharmacology Capsules boxes providing medication information, precautions for use, interactions, and side/adverse effects; and Pharmacology and Medications tables including classification, use/action, side/adverse effects, and nursing interventions. A separate unit on gerontologic nursing provides comprehensive coverage of the care of the older adult and related disorders. No other LPN/LVN med-surg text offers as much coverage of this primary patient group. Diagnostic Tests and Procedures tables offer quick reference to MRI, CT, Doppler flow, lumbar puncture tests for neurologic disorders, and much more. Health Promotion Considerations boxes highlight timely wellness and disease prevention topics. Patient Teaching Plans provide bulleted lists of nursing instructions for patients, stressing the role and responsibility of the LPN/LVN to reinforce patient education. Nutrition Considerations boxes are spotlighted at appropriate points throughout the text to emphasize the role that nutrition plays in disease and nursing care. Nursing care plans reinforce the nursing process and focus on critical thinking. Cultural Considerations boxes discuss the importance of providing culturally-competent care related to various clinical situations. Put on Your Thinking Cap boxes allow you to pause and consider the practical implications of what you have just read. Get Ready for the NCLEX-PN Examination! sections at the end of chapters include key points, review questions, and case studies that address the various NCLEX Client Needs categories. NEW! Continued emphasis on evidence-based practice and the most current research findings include specific examples of how scientific evidence can justify and support patient care. NEW! Updated nursing diagnoses all reflect the most current NANDA listings for NCLEX compliance.