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Medical-Surgical Nursing: Health and Illness Perspectives

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This well respected, comprehensive textbook presents the complete diagnosis and treatment of the most common conditions encountered in the care of adults. Known for its solid, balanced presentation of medical and nursing management, it also features in-depth coverage of pathophysiology. The seventh edition brings together a superior new author team and includes outstanding content and features for today's medical-surgical nursing. Pathophysiology, medical management, and nursing management are presented authoritatively. Patient and family teaching are emphasized. Content on collaborative management stresses the importance of collaboration in care. Health promotion and prevention are integrated throughout to stress the importance of ongoing care. Guidelines for Safe Practice boxes provide step by step instructions. Common Medications tables summarize key drug group information and nursing considerations. Clinical Manifestations boxes are integrated throughout and summarize important indications. Gerontologic Considerations boxes provide unique elements to consider in the care of the older adult. Risk Factor boxes alert the student to important considerations in the care of specific conditions. Research boxes are integrated throughout to provide applications to today's nursing practice. Actual examples of 18 Clinical Pathways provide samples of this collaborative clinical tool. An interactive CD-ROM packaged with the book includes critical thinking case studies, matching and fill-in-the blank questions, NCLEX review questions, and a vocabulary review with sound pronunciations. Healthy People 2010 boxes include the most up-to-date health promotion and prevention objectives. Future Watch boxes alert readers to topics on the horizon like genetics and gender-based medicine. Complementary & Alternative Therapies are integrated throughout to provide important alternatives to traditional techniques. Nursing Care Plans that use NANDA nursing diagnoses, NIC priority interventions for specific conditions, and NOC suggested outcomes guide readers in selecting nursing activities. Evidence-Based Practice boxes throughout emphasize the importance of applying research to practice. Community-Based Care is introduced in a new chapter and incorporated, wherever appropriate. A new chapter on Long-Term Care focuses on understanding important considerations in this care setting.

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Author Wilma J. Phipps, Frances Donovan Monahan, Judith K. Sands, Jane
Binding Hardcover
Condition New
Pages 189
ISBN-13 9780323018043
Publisher Mosby


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