Medical-Surgical Nursing: Clinical Management for Positive Outcomes, 8th Edition
Medical-Surgical Nursing: Clinical Management for Positive Outcomes, 8th Edition takes you from basic to advanced medical-surgical nursing with an enhanced multimedia package that makes it easier to learn and apply concepts. This text provides a reliable foundation in anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, medical management, and nursing care for the full spectrum of adult health conditions. The roles of various healthcare professionals in managing each disorder and are clearly outlined, and evidence-based practice and clinical guidelines are integrated throughout the text.
UNIQUE! Evidence-Based Practice icons identify statements based on primary research or standardized guidelines and teach you to base your practice on solid research evidence.
Translating Evidence into Practice boxes present a topic in the form of a clinical question and summarize the conclusions of 4-5 research articles, encouraging you to judge the research for yourself and consider how it relates to the nursing setting.
Care Plans highlight nursing diagnoses and collaborative problems, expected outcomes, interventions with rationales, and evaluation to help you prioritize tasks and determine the appropriate treatment.
Thinking Critically questions at the end of each nursing care chapter pose short, typical client scenarios followed by questions about what actions to take to test your critical thinking skills.
Concept Maps illustrate the links among pathophysiological processes, clinical manifestations, medical treatment, and nursing interventions.
Integrating Pharmacology boxes help you understand how medications can be used for disease management by exploring common classifications of routinely used medications.
Bridge to Critical Care and Bridge to Home Health Care boxes introduce you to critical care and home health nursing by connecting these related specialties to medical-surgical nursing.
Feature boxes highlight issues in Critical Monitoring, Management and Delegation, Genetics, Terrorism, Community-Based Practice, and Physical Assessment in the Healthy Adult.
UNIQUE! Completely revised and newly illustrated chapter on structural cardiac disorders provides the latest information on the expected outcomes of transplantation and the related nursing care.
UNIQUE! Chapter on management of clients with integumentary disorders includes author Joyce Black's cutting-edge research on pressure ulcers.
Chapter on critical thinking helps you to establish a foundation for high-level nursing care.
Expanded infectious diseases chapter includes vital content on bioterrorism.
Revised health assessment chapter introduces the assessment format used throughout the text.
NIC and NOC labels incorporated throughout in the Nursing Care Plans demonstrate the application of these standardized nursing taxonomies to everyday clinical practice.
UNIQUE! Integrating Diagnostic Studies boxes in every assessment chapter provide examples of laboratory and imaging studies that may be ordered during the course of a client's illness.
Safety Alert icons identify common hospital emergencies and The Joint Commission's patient safety goals and sentinel events to help you keep your patients safe.
By MaryRN - December 14, 2010
Very pleased with this resource. It surprisingly is a decent read. The material it entails will never be a "fun" read; however, it is quite easy to read the material. Would definitely recommend purchasing it in two books rather than the larger one. The two halves themselves are bulky and I could not imagine carrying the bulky one along with my other belongings. A great resource and plan to keep it for years to come. Recommended.
Can I return?
By AMF - December 3, 2010
This book was too wordy and not an easy read. Made things more confussing. Also, "Fundamentals of Nursing" had all the same information, and a much better read
Do not get this book if you want to learn anything about nursing
By stella bella - February 23, 2010
This book has many problems, but the biggest one is organization. Rather than explaining each topic individually in a systematic manner, they will take an entire topic such as "renal" and then jump around from topic to topic within renal in different sections. For instance, they will explain "pathophysiology" and include both acute renal failure and then explain chronic. Then they will go to "pharmacology" and explain acute and then chronic. Then they will go to "nursing diagnoses" for both of them together, rather than explain each topic individually. The result is that someone who is not familiar with the subject (i.e., most beginning rn students) will become very mixed up a confused, as well as not having a clear idea about what information is important vs what is "fluff".
The online program that comes with the book is just awful. Technical support will keep you on the phone for hours and there are many problems to call them about. The test keys are wrong, case... read more
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