Author: Sharon L. Lewis
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2016-09-01
Get instant access to all the information you need for more than 200 medical-surgical conditions and procedures with the Clinical Companion to Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems. Designed to accompany the 10th Edition of the Lewis main text, this portable reference has been completely updated throughout to reflect current practice. The Clinical Companion is organized alphabetically for quick reference and includes a variety of full-color illustrations and summary tables to help you digest information quickly. Disorders section covers commonly encountered medical-surgical conditions in a consistent, clinically-relevant format that includes: Definition/Description Pathophysiology Clinical Manifestations Complications Diagnostic Studies Interprofessional Care (including Drug Therapy, where relevant) Nursing Management Treatments and Procedures section summarizes the need-to-know content about common medical-surgical treatments and procedures such as basic life support, enteral nutrition, and artificial airway management. Cross-references to Lewis: Medical-Surgical Nursing, 10th Edition, make it easy to locate more in-depth information. Patient and caregiver teaching content highlighted with a special icon, identifying information to share with patients and caregivers. Reference Appendix contains information commonly used in nursing practice, such as abbreviations, laboratory values, and commonly used formulas. NEW! Attractive full-color design ties the Clinical Companion to the textbook.
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.
Get instant access to all the information you need for more than 200 medical-surgical conditions and procedures with the Clinical Companion to Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems. Designed to accompany the 10th Edition of the Lewis main text, this portable reference has been completely updated throughout to reflect current practice. The Clinical Companion is organized alphabetically for quick reference and includes a variety of full-color illustrations and summary tables to help you digest information quickly.
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.
Facts101 is your complete guide to Medical-Surgical Nursing, Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, Single Volume. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Author: Sharon L. Lewis
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2016-09-07
Prepare for success in the classroom! Corresponding to the chapters in the 10th edition of Lewis' market-leading text Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, this study guide offers a complete review of content and a wide range of activities to help you understand key nursing concepts. Alternate item format questions reflect the most current NCLEX test plan. And to make studying easier, answers for all exercises are included in the back of the book. A wide variety of clinically relevant exercises and activities, including NCLEX examination-style multiple-choice questions, prioritization and delegation questions, and case studies, help you learn the material. Answers to all questions in the back of the book provide you with immediate feedback as you study. Additional alternate item format questions prepare you for the most current NCLEX exam. NEW! Attractive four-color design ties the study guide to the textbook.
This book contains solid, research-based content presented in a concise, readable, and consistent format. Special features highlight the content that is most relevant and challenging for today's nursing students, including patient teaching, community and home care, gerontology, cultural and ethnic considerations, collaborative care, nutrition, and critical thinking. Nursing management content is discussed in a unique levels-of-care approach, with separate headings for Health Promotion, Acute Intervention, and Ambulatory and Home Care. More than just a textbook, it is a comprehensive resource with the essential information that students need to prepare for lectures, classroom activities, examinations, clinical assignments, and comprehensive care of patients. All content is written and reviewed by leading experts in the field to ensure that information is comprehensive, current, and clinically accurate. Extensive gerontologic content identifies age-related changes for each body system and alerts the nurse to differences often encountered in older patients. Attractive four-color design and over 1,300 full-color illustrations enhance learning by presenting disease processes and related anatomy and physiology more clearly. More than 70 comprehensive nursing care plans are thoroughly updated to incorporate current NANDA diagnoses, defining characteristics, expected outcomes, specific nursing interventions with rationales, evaluation criteria, and collaborative problems. Ethical Dilemmas boxes promote critical thinking for timely and sensitive issues that nursing students will face in practice-topics such as informed consent, patient adherence, guardianship, confidentiality, and sterilization. More than 70 Patient and Family Teaching Guides provide students with critical information to include in teaching patients about care of conditions and stress points for educating family members when they will be helping to care for the patient. Critical Thinking Exercises at the end of each nursing management chapter include Case Studies with Critical Thinking Questions to help students apply information presented and promote critical thinking. Also included are Nursing Research Issues questions to highlight current topics for research and encourage further study. Collaborative Management headings and Collaborative Care tables emphasize the importance of total patient care in today's health care settings and provide a clear understanding of each provider's role in managing disorders. Multiple-choice Review Questions at the end of each chapter test students' mastery of the content and correspond with learning objectives in the chapter openers. Nutritional Therapy tables summarize nutritional interventions and promote healthy lifestyles in patients with various conditions. Gerontologic Differences in Assessment and Effects of Aging tables present information about older adults' special needs for nursing care. Nursing Research boxes apply research to clinical practice and cover such timely topics such as pain medication adherence, ethnic influences on cancer screening, family-centered focus in lung transplant care, health promotion for women with multiple sclerosis, and caring for battered women in the emergency department. Emergency Management tables outline the treatment of health problems most likely to create medical emergencies. Common Assessment Abnormalities tables alert the nurse to typically encountered abnormalities. Nursing Assessment tables summarize the subjective and objective data for which the nursing student assesses. Health History tables present key assessment questions to summarize important assessment parameters. Diagnostic Studies tables highlight important information relevant to diagnostic studies. Drug Therapy tables pull out medication information in a format that provides easy student reference Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter help students identify key content New chapter on Culturally Competent Care discusses cultural variations affecting health care and key nursing implications to help prepare nurses to interact with the increasingly diverse patient populations entrusted to nursing care. New chapter on End-of-Life Care discusses the physical and psychosocial manifestations at the end of life, related legal and ethical issues, palliative care, and the special needs of caregivers. New chapter on Nursing Management: Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia covers Alzheimer's disease and other causes of dementia. Evidence-Based Practice boxes discuss non-nursing or interdisciplinary research topics. Genetics in Clinical Practice boxes cover timely topics such as genetic testing, Alzheimer's disease, sickle cell anemia, and genetics-related ethics issues. Complementary and Alternative Therapies boxes summarize what nurses need to know about topics such as various herbal remedies, acupuncture, and biofeedback. The accompanying CD-ROM has been expanded and includes: case studies, disorder overviews, interactive learning activities, NCLEX-style review questions, and a comprehensive glossary. Selected nursing care plans incorporating NIC (Nursing Interventions Classification) and NOC (Nursing Outcomes Classification) show how NIC and NOC are used in clinical practice. Included on the Evolve website are the concept map creator program and sample concept maps to familiarize students these clinical tools which are used by increasing numbers of nursing instructors. Chapter 9: Pain has been completely updated and rewritten. New chapter on Nursing Management: Musculoskeletal Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery covers sprains, strains, fractures, joint surgery, and other related conditions. The Genetics and Altered Immune Responses chapter includes expanded content on genetics and immunosuppressant therapy for transplant patients. Key Terms are listed in chapter openers (with page numbers) and bolded where defined in the text narrative. The Addictive Behaviors chapter features a more holistic approach and contains expanded content on tobacco abuse and smoking cessation. New color photos throughout feature ethnic and cultural diversity.
Author: Donna D. Ignatavicius
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2013
Using a uniquely collaborative and reader-friendly approach, expert authors Donna D. Ignatavicius and M. Linda Workman cover all the latest trends, evidence-based treatment guidelines, and additional updated information needed for safe clinical practice in medical-surgical nursing. This seventh edition features an expanded emphasis on patient safety and NCLEX® Examination preparation, new ties to the QSEN priorities for patient safety, and a greater alignment with the language and focus of clinical practice. A new chapter on evidence-based practice and a wealth of effective online learning tools help solidify your mastery of medical-surgical nursing. UNIQUE! Collaborative approach presents all medical, surgical, nursing, and other interventions through the lens of the nursing process. Reader-friendly, direct writing style makes this one of the most readable medical-surgical nursing textbooks available. UNIQUE! Cutting-edge focus on the latest trends in nursing practice and nursing education prepares you for both today and tomorrow's nursing practice. UNIQUE! Integrated tools for NCLEX preparation get you ready for your licensure examination. Chapter-opening Learning Outcomes are linked to Self-Assessment Questions for the NCLEX Examination on the Evolve website. Unique chapter-ending Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! sections include Key Points organized by NCLEX Client Needs Categories. UNIQUE! Focus on nursing concepts helps bridge the gap between the concepts learned in Nursing Fundamentals, and disorders content learned in the medical-surgical nursing course. UNIQUE! Emphasis on clinical decision-making teaches you to apply concepts to true-to-life clinical situations. UNIQUE! Concentration on the core body of knowledge for the RN level of medical-surgical nursing practice focuses your attention on "need-to-know" content to pass the NCLEX Examination and practice safely as a beginning nurse. Rich array of effective learning aids includes: Best Practice for Patient Safety & Quality Care Best Practice for Emergency Care Patient and Family Education: Preparing for Self-Management Nursing Focus on the Older Adult Home Care Assessment Focused Assessment Common Examples of Drug Therapy Evidence-Based Practice Concept Maps Laboratory Profiles Assessment Using Gordon's Functional Health Patterns Patient safety is emphasized throughout with Nursing Safety Priority features, including Drug Alerts, Critical Rescue, and Action Alerts. More NCLEX® Examination preparation, including integrated NCLEX Examination Challenges to prepare you for the types of questions you will see on today's NCLEX Examination. Greater use of realistic clinical language familiarizes you with the terminology actually used by nurses, physicians, and other healthcare professionals in clinical practice today. Streamlined, prioritized coverage of the nursing process highlights the most important patient problems, regardless of whether they can be addressed by independent nursing actions or must be addressed by collaborative interventions. UNIQUE! New ties to QSEN competencies for patient safety inform you of the best safety practices in medical-surgical nursing. More coverage of evidence-based practice teaches you how to appraise the validity of research and provides synopses of recent nursing research and other evidence-based articles. Student Resources on Evolve include animations, video clips, audio clips, tutorials, Review Questions for the NCLEX Examination, and more. Improved layout and design streamlines content for an easier reading experience. Coverage of core genetics competencies acquaints you with new research demonstrating a genetic component to many diseases and disorders. Increased emphasis on health promotion and promotion of self-care offers strategies for helping people recover from illness and stay well and prevent illness. All-new Concept Maps match the streamlined nursing process format of the text and employ more creative, visually oriented symbols.