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Medical-Surgical Nursing Pageburst on VitalSource: Concepts and Practice
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Publisher W B Saunders Co
Publication date March 20, 2012
Pages 1312
Binding Hardcover
Edition 2 psc
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781455750702
ISBN-10 1455750700
Original list price $90.95
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  • UNIQUE! ESL (English as a Second Language) considerations are throughout the textbook and Student Learning Guide, improving readability and enhancing comprehension for ESL and students with limited proficiency in English.
  • Each body system chapter begins with an Overview of Anatomy and Physiology and continues with a discussion of diagnostic tests, and problems common to disorders in that system with usual nursing interventions.
  • Five-Step Nursing Process provides consistent framework for disorders chapters.
  • Focused Assessment boxes for each body system include information on history taking and psychosocial assessment, physical assessment, and guidance on how to collect data/information for specific disorders.
  • NCLEX-PN® examination-style review questions at the end of each chapter include alternate-format questions and help familiarize you with the exam.
  • Unit on Mental Health Nursing includes information on disorders of anxiety and mood, cognitive disorders, thought and personality disorders, and substance abuse.
  • UNIQUE! Assignment Considerations address situations in which the RN delegates tasks to the LPN/LVN or when the LPN/LVN assigns tasks to nurse assistants, patient care techs, and other unlicensed assistive personnel per the individual state nurse practice act.
  • UNIQUE! Evidence-based practice is emphasized throughout with a special EB icon to highlight research relevant to nursing practice and patient teaching.
  • Legal and Ethical Considerations boxes focus on specific disorder-related issues.
  • Safety Alert boxes highlight specific dangers to patients related to clinical care.
  • Disaster management content offers the latest guidelines on disaster preparation, assessment, decontamination, and treatment of injuries associated with both natural and bioterrorist disasters.
  • Clinical Cues provide guidance and advice related to the application of nursing care.
  • Think Critically About... boxes encourage you to synthesize information and apply concepts beyond the scope of the chapter.
  • UNIQUE! Concept Maps in the disorders chapters help you visualize difficult material and illustrate how a disorder's multiple symptoms, treatments, and side effects relate to each other.
  • UNIQUE! Health Promotion Points boxes address wellness and disease prevention, including diet, infection control, and more.
  • UNIQUE! Communication Cues help you learn to apply in therapeutic communication skills in realistic patient care situations.
  • Cultural Cues related to biocultural variations, as well as health promotion for specific ethnic groups, are included throughout.
  • Nutritional Therapies boxes related to nursing care for specific disorders address the need for holistic care, as well as the increased emphasis on nutrition on the NCLEX®-PN exam.
  • Patient Teaching boxes provide step-by-step instructions and guidelines for post-hospital care.
  • Elder Care Points address the unique medical-surgical care issues affecting older adults.
  • Home Care Considerations boxes focus on post-discharge adaptations of medical-surgical nursing care to the home environment.
  • UNIQUE! Complementary and Alternative Therapies boxes offer information on how nontraditional treatments for medical-surgical conditions may be used to complement traditional treatment.
  • A companion CD packaged with the text includes a variety of review exercises and tutorials, plus a glossary, a coloring book, Spanish health care phrases, and much more.

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