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Clinical Companion to Medical-Surgical Nursing [NOOK Book]


  • Disorders section covers commonly encountered medical-surgical conditions in a consistent, ...
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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 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.

The book contains predominantly two-color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Josie Martin Bowman, RN, MSN, DSN (East Carolina University )
Description: This clinical companion to Lewis et al.'s medical-surgical nursing textbook provides information on 200 medical-surgical diseases, disorders, and clinically related topics. The last edition was published in 2004.
Purpose: This is intended as a reference to help nurses care for patients and their families during illness and healthy states. This type of book is useful to nursing students and practicing registered nurses due to its condensed size.
Audience: It is written for all levels of nursing, including students who need to quickly look up something about the client's disease and practicing nurses who want a quick reference guide. The authors have years of experience in preparing textbooks and references for student and practicing nurses.
Features: The first of the book's three sections covers the diseases and disorders in alphabetical order, cross-referenced with the main textbook. The second unit discusses common medical-surgical treatments and procedures and the role of the nurse. The final section covers assessment, medication administration, some lab tests, and abbreviations. The authors also include some phrases in Spanish.
Assessment: This would be a good book for a school or college of nursing that desires a reference that students can take into clinical. Recently updated, it is current and correlates with most medical-surgical textbooks.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323082778
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 11/30/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 832
  • Sales rank: 574,303
  • File size: 5 MB

Table of Contents

Part One: Disorders Abdominal Pain, Acute Acute Coronary Syndrome Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Addison's Disease Alzheimer's Disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Anemia Anemia, Aplastic Anemia, Cobalamin Deficiency Anemia, Folic Acid Deficiency Anemia, Iron Deficiency Aneurysm Angina, Chronic Stable Angina, Prinzmetal's Angina, Unstable (See Acute Coronary Syndrome) Ankylosing Spondylitis Anorectal Abscess Aortic Dissection Appendicitis Asthma Bell's Palsy Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Bladder Cancer Bone Cancer Brain Tumors Breast Cancer Burns Cardiomyopathy Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Cataract Celiac Disease Cervical Cancer Chlamydial Infection Cholelithiasis/Cholecystitis Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis Cirrhosis Colorectal Cancer Conjunctivitis Constipation Cor Pulmonale Coronary Artery Disease Crohn's Disease Cushing Syndrome Cystic Fibrosis Diabetes Insipidus Diabetes Mellitus Diarrhea Dislocation and Subluxation Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Diverticulitis/Diverticulosis Dysmenorrhea Dysrhythmias Encephalitis Endocarditis, Infective Endometrial Cancer Endometriosis Esophageal Cancer Fibrocystic Breast Changes Fibromyalgia Syndrome Flail Chest Fracture Fracture, Hip Fracture, Humerus Fracture, Pelvis Fracture, Mandible Gastritis Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Upper Glaucoma Glomerulonephritis Glomerulonephritis, Acute Poststreptococcal Glomerulonephritis, Chronic Gonorrhea Gout Guillain-Barré Syndrome Head Injury Head and Neck Cancer Headache Heart Failure Hemophilia Hemorrhoids Hepatitis, Viral Hernia Herniated Intervertebral Disk (See Intervertebral Lumbar Disk Damage) Herpes, Genital Hiatal Hernia Hodgkin's Lymphoma (Hodgkin's Disease) Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Huntington's Disease Hyperparathyroidism Hypertension Hyperthyroidism Hypoparathyroidism Hypothyroidism Increased Intracranial Pressure Inflammatory Bowel Disease Interstitial Cystitis Intervertebral Lumbar Disk Damage Intestinal Obstruction Irritable Bowel Syndrome Kidney Cancer Kidney Disease, Chronic Lactase Deficiency Leiomyomas Leukemia Liver Cancer Low Back Pain, Acute Low Back Pain, Chronic Lung Cancer Lyme Disease Macular Degeneration Malabsorption Syndrome Malignant Melanoma Malnutrition Mèniére's Disease Meningitis Metabolic Syndrome Multiple Myeloma Multiple Sclerosis Myasthenia Gravis Myocardial Infarction (see Acute Coronary Syndrome) Myocarditis Nausea and Vomiting Nephrotic Syndrome Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Obesity Oral Cancer Osteoarthritis Osteomalacia Osteomyelitis Osteoporosis Ovarian Cancer Paget's Disease Pancreatic Cancer Pancreatitis, Acute Pancreatitis, Chronic Parkinson's Disease Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Peptic Ulcer Disease Pericarditis, Acute Peripheral Arterial Disease (Lower Extremities) Peritonitis Pneumonia Pneumothorax Polycystic Kidney Disease Polycythemia Pressure Ulcer Prostate Cancer Pulmonary Embolism Pulmonary Hypertension Pyelonephritis Raynaud's Phenomenon (Arteriospastic Disease) Reactive Arthritis Refractive Errors Reiter Syndrome (See Reactive Arthritis) Renal Failure, Acute Respiratory Failure, Acute Restless Legs Syndrome Retinal Detachment Rheumatic Fever and Heart Disease Rheumatoid Arthritis Seizure Disorders Sexually Transmitted Diseases Shock Sickle Cell Disease Sjšgren Syndrome Spinal Cord Injury Spinal Cord Tumors Spleen Disorders Stomach Cancer Stroke Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Syphilis Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Systemic Sclerosis (Scleroderma) Testicular Cancer Tetanus Thalassemia Thromboangiitis Obliterans (Buerger's Disease) Thrombocytopenic Purpura Trigeminal Neuralgia Tuberculosis Ulcerative Colitis Urethritis Urinary Incontinence and Retention Urinary Tract Calculi Urinary Tract Infection Vaginal, Cervical, and Vulvar Infections Valvular Heart Disease Varicose Veins Venous Thrombosis Warts, Genital Part Two: Treatments and Procedures Amputation Artificial Airways: Endotracheal Tubes Biologic and Targeted Therapy for Cancer Treatment Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Basic Life Support Casts Chemotherapy Chest Tubes and Pleural Drainage Dialysis Emergency Patient: Primary and Secondary Survey Enteral Nutrition Heimlich Maneuver Mechanical Ventilation Ostomies Oxygen Therapy Pacemakers Parenteral Nutrition Tracheostomy Tube Feeding Urinary Catheterization Part Three: Reference Appendix Abbreviations Official "Do Not Use" Abbreviations Blood Gases Blood Laboratory Values Blood Products Breath Sounds Cancer Screening Guidelines Commonly Used Formulas Commonly Used Herbs Characteristics of Common Dysrhythmias Electrocardiogram (ECG) Monitoring: Waveform and Normal Sinus Rhythm Glasgow Coma Scale Heart Sounds Medication Administration Preventive Services for Healthy Adults Temperature Conversion Factors TNM Classification System English/Spanish Common Medical Terms Urine Laboratory Values

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