All in one Nursing Care Planning Resource

Author: Pamela L. Swearingen
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323262866
Release Date: 2015-02-02
Genre: Medical

Features nursing care plans for all four core clinical areas. This unique presentation makes this a must-have care plans book for nursing students.

Introduction to Medical Surgical Nursing

Author: Adrianne Dill Linton
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455776412
Release Date: 2015-02-06
Genre: Medical

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.

Manual of Medical surgical Nursing Care

Author: Pamela L. Swearingen
Publisher: Mosby
ISBN: 0323037275
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Medical

This edition contains information on the most recent NANDA taxonomy II nursing diagnoses included for each disorder. It includes sections on pain and end-of-life care and information on infection prevention and control.

Medical Surgical Nurse Exam Secrets Study Guide

Author: Mometrix Media
Publisher: Mometrix Media Llc
ISBN: 161072013X
Release Date: 2014-03-31
Genre: Medical

***Includes Practice Test Questions*** Medical-Surgical Nurse Exam Secrets helps you ace the Medical-Surgical Nurse Examination, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive Medical-Surgical Nurse Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. Medical-Surgical Nurse Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to Medical Surgical Test Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; A comprehensive content review including: Metabolic Alkalosis, Pulmonary edema, Myocarditis, Wound Healing, Rule of Nines, Portal Hypertension, Pancreatitis, Gastro-esophageal Reflux, Pneumothorax, Diabetes Insipidus, Burn Injury, Inhalation Injury, Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Fat Embolus, Endocarditis, Status Asthmaticus, Cardiomyopathies, Sickle Cell Crisis, Theories/Phases of Grief, Post-op Atelectasis, Hormones, Pulmonary Pharmacology, Heart Failure, Myocardial Infarction, Stroke, CABG, Acute Renal Failure, Hypovolemic Shock, ABG Interpretation, Cardiac Tamponade, Fluid Balance, COPD, Valve Replacement, Aortic Stenosis, Hypoglycemia, Seizure Disorders, MODS, Arterial Occlusion, Emphysema, Bronchitis, and much more...

Core Curriculum for Vascular Nursing

Author: Cynthia Rebik Christensen
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781451192322
Release Date: 2014-06-30
Genre: Medical

An official publication of the Society for Vascular Nursing, the Second Edition of the Core Curriculum for Vascular Nursing provides the core knowledge needed by the novice entering the specialty. It also serves as a manual for the nursing instructor, a study guide for cardiovascular certification, and a reference for the experienced vascular clinician caring for the challenging vascular patient. Topics include the evolution of vascular nursing, vascular assessment and diagnosis, vascular nursing research, and guideline-directed medical, endovascular and surgical therapy for the treatment of carotid artery stenosis, aortic aneurysm, renal artery stenosis, vascular access, venous disease, vascular trauma, amputations, and lymphedema.

Lippincott Certification Review Medical Surgical Nursing

Author: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781496387349
Release Date: 2018-02-06
Genre: Medical

Pass your certification exam with the thoroughly updated Lippincott Review for Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification, 6th Edition, offering the most current content found on the Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN) and Registered Nurse-Board Certified (RN-BC) exams. This popular study guide covers the full range of exam content, from disorders, signs and symptoms, tests, and assessments to treatments and interventions. Whether you are a new or experienced nurse, this comprehensive review offers the knowledge—and confidence—you need to succeed. Get the go-to exam prep resource for passing the CMSRN or RN-BC medical-surgical certification exam ... NEW enhanced eBook included with purchase NEW and revised content that reflects current medical-surgical nursing best practices NEW and updated end-of-chapter quizzes and 150-questionend-of-book practice test that helps to foolproof your preparation NEW social media content in each chapter NEW content updates written by nurses who have passed the most current CMSRN exam Reviews disorders by body systems as covered in certification exams Study plan advice, preparation strategies, and test-taking strategies that prepare you for exam-taking success, including a certification test plan Easy-to-use outline format that outlines each topic with key points, making it easy to remember important points Resources that include: NANDA taxonomy, common infectious disorders, CDC fact sheets, and lab tests results Contents that include: Medical-surgical certification eligibility requirements—lists criteria for medical-surgical nurse (RN-BC), Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) certification, and clinical nurse specialist in adult health (ACNS-BC) certification Nursing foundations and principles Legal and ethical nursing issues Principles of wound care, including nursing assessments and treatment skills Disruptions in homeostasis Perioperative nursing Cultural and ethnic beliefs and practices Safety issues Health maintenance Patient's bill of rights and self-determination Developmental theories of Jean Piaget and Abraham Maslow Nutrition Substance abuse Complementary and herbal therapies Obesity Adult immunizations Laboratory values Your book purchase includes a complimentary download of the enhanced eBook for iOS, Android, PC & Mac. Take advantage of these practical features that will improve your eBook experience: The ability to download the eBook on multiple devices at one time — providing a seamless reading experience online or offline Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that allow you to search within this book, or across your entire library of VitalSource eBooks Multiple viewing options that enable you to scale images and text to any size without losing page clarity as well as responsive design The ability to highlight text and add notes with one click

Lewis s Medical Surgical Nursing

Author: Diane Brown
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780729583930
Release Date: 2017-03-25
Genre: Medical

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

Nursing Case Management

Author: Elaine Liebman Cohen
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323027652
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Medical

Review: "This practical resource, written by foremost experts in the field of case management, features complete coverage of every aspect of nursing case management, from its evolution and history to the latest case management models." "The new, fourth edition has been completely updated and is designed to help you prepare, implement, and evaluate a case management program within the framework of today's health care environment."--BOOK JACKET

Understanding Medical Surgical Nursing

Author: Linda S Williams
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 9780803642263
Release Date: 2015-01-09
Genre: Medical

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.

Medical surgical Nurse Exam Practice Questions

Author: Med-Surg Exam Secrets Test Prep
Publisher: Mometrix Media Llc
ISBN: 1627337881
Release Date: 2014-03-31
Genre: Medical

Medical-Surgical Nurse Exam Practice Questions are the simplest way to prepare for the Medical-Surgical Nurse Examination. Practice is an essential part of preparing for a test and improving a test taker's chance of success. The best way to practice taking a test is by going through lots of practice test questions. If someone has never taken a practice test, then they are unprepared for the types of questions and answer choices that they will encounter on the official test. There is a tremendous advantage to someone taking the test that is already familiar with the questions and answer choices. Another advantage of taking practice tests is that you can assess your performance and see if you need to study and practice more, or if you're already prepared enough to achieve success on your test day. If you do well on the practice test, then you know you're prepared. If you struggle on the practice test, then you know you may still have more work to do to get prepared. Taking lots of practice tests helps ensure that you are not surprised or disappointed on your test day. Our Medical-Surgical Nurse Exam Practice Questions give you the opportunity to test your knowledge on a set of questions. You can know everything that is going to be covered on the test and it will not do you any good on test day if you have not had a chance to practice. Repetition is a key to success and using practice test questions allows you to reinforce your strengths and improve your weaknesses. Detailed answer explanations are also included for each question. It may sound obvious, but you have to know which questions you missed (and more importantly why you missed them) to be able to avoid making the same mistakes again when y