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Clinical Companion to Medical-Surgical Nursing
     

Clinical Companion to Medical-Surgical Nursing

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by Sharon L. Lewis, Linda Bucher, Margaret M. Heitkemper, Shannon Ruff Dirksen
 

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  • 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

Overview


  • 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.

Editorial Reviews

3 Stars from Doody
Penny Wolfe Moore
This is a clinical companion to a large medical-surgical textbook, but it certainly could be used as a stand-alone reference. It is organized alphabetically by medical diagnosis, but the content is very much nursing. Nursing diagnoses and patient teaching are included for each medical diagnosis. This pocket-sized book provides easy access to concise information needed to provide care to patients with a variety of clinical problems (about 210 medical diagnoses and 21 separate procedures are included). Nursing students and nurses who encounter patients with many different medical diagnoses (i.e., rural practice, home health, general practice) will find this book most helpful. The authors are all associated with a large university. The content of the book reflects current clinical knowledge. This glossy paperback 750-page book is attractive. It contains a few black-and-white illustrations and tables where appropriate. There are no references but its companion text is well referenced. The table of contents and index are complete and easy to use. This is a great reference book. Nursing students, faculty, and any nurse encountering a wide variety of medical diagnoses will find this book very useful. The book is arranged in alphabetical order by medical diagnosis, which is very user-friendly. Each condition includes information about the definition, pathophysiology, diagnosis studies, nursing management, nursing diagnosis, patient teaching, and much more. It is a very comprehensive but succinct reference to nursing care.
Joyce Melius
This is a companion pocket book to complement Lewis' Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, 5th edition (Mosby, 2000). This companion book is a condensed reference for nurses and nursing students with concise information on more than 230 disorders, medical information, and nursing care recommendations. This is a condensed reference of essential information on more than 230 medical-surgical diseases, disorders, and clinically related subjects. The authors are targeting nurses and nursing students. This book is a good complement to Lewis' text, and it is an excellent guide to use in the clinical area. More than 230 disorders are reviewed. Tables and section headings are easy to follow and scan because each heading is in bold blue lettering. There are clear and concise tables in many sections listing common conditions leading to the disorder. A brief description is given of each disease, including clinical manifestations, diagnostic studies, and collaborative care. A section on nursing care, goals, nursing diagnoses, nursing interventions, and patient teaching follows. This book is divided into three sections. In the first the disorders are described (they are listed in alphabetic order). In the second section common medical surgical treatments are reviewed, and are beautifully illustrated with two-color graphics. The third section has useful reference information and tables (for instance, there is a table of temperature conversions and a section in which heart sounds are described). I would recommend this book as a quality concise review of diseases. It will be useful to nursing students to complement the textbook and can be ahandy reference for practicing nurses. This reference book is similar to other handbooks. Text is easy to read with sections clearly marked so it can be reviewed easily.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323082778
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
11/30/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
832
File size:
5 MB

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