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Manual of Medical-Surgical Nursing Care 9780323016476

Manual of Medical-Surgical Nursing Care | 5th Edition

Nursing Interventions and Collaborative Management

ISBN-10: 0323016472
ISBN-13: 9780323016476
PUBLISHER: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
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Product Description: This thorough, portable, and clinically focused reference offers quick, easy access to essential information for the care of the medical-surgical patient. Content is organized by body system and provides a quick review of pathophysiology, physical assessment, diagnostic testing, collaborative management, and patient/family teaching and discharge planning data for each disorder. The presentation for each condition provides a hierarchy of data that assists in making nursing diagnoses and planning interventions specific to each patient.

  • A consistent, easy-to-use format enhances the quick-reference feature of this book. Standard headings for each disorder include Assessment, Diagnostic Tests, Collaborative Management, Nursing Diagnoses and Interventions, and Patient-Family Teaching and Discharge Planning.
  • The attractive and functional two-color design highlights key information for quick, easy reference.
  • Expert contributors from various practice settings provide the most current and accurate information.
  • Highlighted cautions throughout stress key points related to various disorders and conditions.
  • Outcome criteria are included with timeframes, where appropriate, to facilitate the evaluation of care and to help users set more realistic goals for nursing outcomes.
  • A variety of information resources provide additional information and patient teaching services - including websites, when available.
  • General information that is relevant to many disorders is highlighted - including perioperative care, pain, cancer care, psychosocial support for patients/family/significant others, and end-of-life care.
  • Information is summarized in tables and boxes, where appropriate, to enhance clinical usefulness.

  • The most recent NANDA Taxonomy II nursing diagnoses are included for each disorder.
  • Sections on Pain and End-of-Life Care are now included to highlight these important topics in patient care.
  • The newest infection prevention and control guidelines recently issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are included in the appendix and incorporated throughout the manual.
  • Cancer content has been consolidated to provide a quick and thorough reference.
  • Expanded coverage of endocrine, gastrointestinal, hepatic, and musculoskeletal disorders includes new discussions of Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypoparathyroidism, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Cholangitis, and Rotator Cuff Repair.

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