Fundamentals of Medical-Surgical Nursing

A Systems Approach

Author: Anne-Marie Brady,Catherine McCabe,Margaret McCann

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118490932

Category: Medical

Page: 544

View: 6153

Fundamentals of Medical-Surgical Nursing: a Systems Approach is a comprehensive yet easy-to-read overview of medical and surgical nursing, designed specifically to support all nursing students learning to care for the adult patient. Highly illustrated and with an easy-to-follow systems-based structure, it provides a thorough foundation in anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, medical management, and nursing care for the full spectrum of adult health conditions. Key features include: Extensive coverage of principles of nursing assessment, medication administration, infection prevention and control, and nutritional care Key need-to-know-information and definitions for the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of a range of illnesses and conditions Detailed overviews of nursing care, including patient education, treatment, and complications An online resource centre with a range of extras for both lecturers and students, including case studies, reflective activities, interactive multiple choice questions, and further reading lists Fundamentals of Medical-Surgical Nursing: a Systems Approach is the ideal textbook to help students succeed on their adult nursing course. It is also available: as a Wiley E-Text, powered by VitalSource: an interactive digital version of the book featuring downloadable text and images, highlighting and note-taking facilities, book-marking, cross-referencing, in-text searching, and linking to references and glossary terms. instantly on CourseSmart at http://www.coursesmart.co.uk/9780470658239. CourseSmart offers extra functionality, as well as an immediate way to review the text. For more details, visit www.coursesmart.com/instructors or www.coursesmart.com/students.

Medical-surgical Nursing

An Integrated Approach

Author: Lois White,Gena Duncan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780766825666

Category: Medical

Page: 1110

View: 7277

Medical-Surgical Nursing: An Integrated Approach, 2E examines all aspects of this nursing field, from how and where the health care delivery system is set up, to the nurse's role in care related to IV therapy and diagnostic testing, to legal and ethical responsibilities, communication, and cultural diversity. This revised edition also includes new chapters covering alternative therapies, and responding to emergencies. Case studies, critical thinking questions, and exercises developing care plans encourage students to think beyond the classroom. Full color illustrations, cross-referencing between chapters, and suggested resources are among the many features that will appeal to students.· Diagnostic tests are listed alphabetically in chart form making important information about the test, normal values and nursing responsibilities easy to find· Chapter end critical thinking questions help students apply chapter content· "Web Flash" box suggests Internet sites students can consult for additional information· Text includes a glossary, a list of abbreviations and acronyms, a listing of the latest NANDA nursing diagnoses and Standard Precautions

Medical Surgical Nursing: An Integrated Approach

Author: Lois White,Gena Duncan,Wendy Baumle

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1435488024

Category: Medical

Page: 1184

View: 2410

MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH 3E is a comprehensive, reader friendly resource for the practical/vocational nursing student. The 3rd Edition has been completely reinvisioned and thoroughly updated in all aspects of its coverage, with chapters now broken out into smaller, more manageable portions. In addition to rich coverage of all body systems with anatomy & physiology, data collection, disease information, and a strong focus on the nursing process, exciting new chapters on family processes and issues, psychobiological issues, bioterrorism and more have been added. Engaging features including case studies, critical thinking exercises, evidence-based practice boxes, informatics boxes, memory tricks, and more support student learning and retention throughout the text. NCLEX style questions and Theory to Practice activities provide opportunities to test understanding and apply concepts. This is the ideal choice for instructors looking for depth of coverage and student-focused features. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Medical-Surgical Nursing Demystified

Author: Mary Digiulio,Jim Keogh

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071595430

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 9555

The painless way to master medical-surgical nursing Medical-Surgical Nursing Demystified is a self-teaching guide and subject review that helps students and practitioners understand the fundamental concepts of medical-surgical nursing. Using a building block approach, this entertaining book breaks complex material down into brief, easy-to-understand sections. Medical-Surgical Nursing Demystified features a full chapter for each system--cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, hematologic, nervous, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, endocrine, genitourinary, and integumentary. You'll find a description of how the system functions, signs and symptoms of diseases and conditions, diagnostic tests, and treatment options. Perioperative preparation and pain management are also covered. Filled with key terms to help you to remember important concepts, and complete with end-of-chapter NCLEX-style quizzes to test your knowledge, this book will teach you the fundamentals of medical-surgical nursing in no time at all. This fast and easy guide offers: Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter An NCLEX-style quiz at the end of each chapter to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses Coverage of diagnostic tests and treatment options A final exam at the end of the book A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Medical-Surgical Nursing Demystified is your shortcut to mastering this essential nursing topic.

Medical-Surgical Nursing E-Book

Author: Adrianne Dill Linton,Mary Ann Matteson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323595154

Category: Medical

Page: 1344

View: 4383

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to effectively care for adult patients. Medical-Surgical Nursing, 7th Edition covers both medical-surgical and psychiatric mental health conditions and disorders while building on the fundamentals of nursing. This essential text focuses on nursing roles, settings, trends, body systems and their disorders, and emergency and disaster management. Unique to this edition is the gerontologic nursing unit which addresses physiologic and psychosocial changes in the older adult, along with related disorders common to the elder patient - the primary patient group population you’ll encounter in practice. It also emphasizes culturally competent care and holistic nursing, while thoroughly covering all relevant NCLEX-PN® test plan content. With updated guidelines on diabetes, heart failure, asthma, COPD, and cancer treatment protocols, no other resource offers the breadth of topics at a level that is so perfectly tailored to the LPN/LVN student. UNIQUE! Gerontologic nursing unit covers physiologic and psychosocial changes in the older adult, along with related disorders common to the elder patient, the primary patient group for whom LPNs provide care. UNIQUE! In-depth pharmacology coverage includes: the Pharmacology Tutorial covering drug classifications, how drugs work, and nursing responsibilities; Pharmacology Capsules boxes providing medication information, precautions for use, interactions, and side/adverse effects; and Pharmacology and Medications tables including classification, use/action, side/adverse effects, and nursing interventions. Nursing care plans reinforce the nursing process and focus on critical thinking. Get Ready for the NCLEX-PN® Examination! sections at the end of chapters include key points, review questions, and case studies that address the various NCLEX® Client Needs categories. Coordinated Care boxes highlight team approach to patient care, helping you to prioritize tasks and assign them safely to assistive personnel. Patient Teaching Plans provide bulleted lists of nursing instructions for patients, stressing the role and responsibility of the LPN/LVN to reinforce patient education. Health Promotion Considerations boxes highlight timely wellness and disease prevention topics. Cultural Considerations boxes discuss the importance of providing culturally competent care related to various clinical situations. Put on Your Thinking Cap boxes allow you to pause and consider the practical implications of what you have just read. Nutritional Considerations boxes are spotlighted at appropriate points throughout the text to emphasize the role that nutrition plays in disease and nursing care. Complementary and Alternative Therapies focus on nontraditional therapies along with precautions and possible side effects. Key terms with phonetic pronunciations help improve terminology and language skills of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students and students with limited proficiency in English before they enter clinical practice.

Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing - E-Book

Author: Adrianne Dill Linton

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323293638

Category: Medical

Page: 1440

View: 6325

With just the right level of information to equip you to effectively care for adults and older adults, Linton's Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing, 5th Edition is the leading LPN/LVN text in its field. Covering both med-surg and psychiatric mental health conditions and disorders, it addresses your role in a variety of care settings, emphasizes culturally competent care and holistic nursing, and thoroughly covers all relevant NCLEX-PN Test Plan content. Abundant real-life case studies clearly show how to apply what you've learned to clinical practice. Features separate chapters on common, high-profile disorders (including hypertension, diabetes, and shock), providing an in-depth understanding for patient care. Offers foundational units on basic concepts related to the health care system, care settings, the nursing process, leadership, nutrition, the older adult, growth and nutrition, legal/ethical considerations, evidence-based nursing care, and many more essential topics, avoiding repetition later in the text Includes a separate, comprehensive unit on the older adult and related disorders — no other LPN/LVN med-surg text has as much coverage of this primary patient group. Includes a separate, comprehensive unit on psychosocial responses to illness, psychiatric disorders, and substance abuse — eliminating the need for a separate psychiatric mental health nursing text. Emphasizes content related to the NCLEX-PN Test Plan, including health promotion, nutrition, legal/ethical issues, HIPAA, and prevention of medication/medical errors. Offers in-depth pharmacology coverage: the Pharmacology Tutorial covers drug classifications, how drugs work, and nursing responsibilities; Pharmacology Capsules boxes provide medication information, precautions for use, interactions, and side/adverse effects; and Pharmacology and Medications tables in body systems chapters include classification, use/action, side/adverse effects, and nursing interventions — all with the goal of reducing medication errors on the job and equipping you to pass the NCLEX exam. Assists with assignment and supervision, helping you assign tasks to nurse assistants, patient care techs, and unlicensed assistive personnel, and making sure you understand the difference between delegation, management, supervision, and assignment of tasks on the health care team. Features Diagnostic Tests and Procedures tables for a quick reference to MRI, CT, Doppler flow, lumbar puncture tests for neurologic disorders, and much more. Highlights timely information with Health Promotion boxes, Cultural Considerations boxes, Nutrition Considerations boxes, and Complementary and Alternative Therapies boxes. Provides bulleted lists of nursing instructions for Patient Teaching Plans, stressing the role and responsibility of the LPN/LVN to reinforce patient education. Provides consistent Nursing Care Plans that reinforce the nursing process and focus on critical thinking, and Put on Your Thinking Cap Critical Thinking boxes encourage you to pause and consider the practical implications of what you have just read.

Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing

Author: Adrianne Dill Linton

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455776416

Category: Medical

Page: 1387

View: 1273

The leading medical-surgical text for LPN/LVN students, Linton''s Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing, 6th Edition offers just the right level of information to equip today''s students to effectively care for adults and older adults. Covering both medical-surgical and psychiatric mental health conditions and disorders, this comprehensive text addresses the LPN/LVN''s role in a variety of care settings, including acute care and long-term care, with a special emphasis on assignment and supervision responsibilities. It also emphasizes culturally competent care and holistic nursing, while thoroughly covering all relevant NCLEX-PN test plan content No other resource offers the breadth of topics at a level that is so perfectly tailored to the LPN/LVN student. Foundational units on basic concepts related to the health care system, care settings, the nursing process, leadership, nutrition, the older adult, growth and nutrition, legal/ethical considerations, evidence-based nursing care, and many more essential topics, avoid repetition later in the text and create a foundation to build your understanding of disorders by body system. Safety alerts are highlighted throughout the text with a Safety Considerations icon. A separate unit on psychiatric mental health nursing covers psychosocial responses to illness, psychiatric disorders, and substance abuse - eliminating the need for a separate psychiatric mental health nursing text. Content related to the NCLEX-PN test plan is emphasized throughout the text, including health promotion, nutrition, legal/ethical issues, HIPAA, and prevention of medication/medical errors. Separate chapters on common, high-profile disorders (including hypertension, diabetes, and shock), provide an in-depth understanding for patient care. Focus on assignment and supervision helps you assign tasks to nurse assistants, patient care techs, and unlicensed assistive personnel, and makes sure they understand the difference between delegation, management, supervision, and assignment of tasks on the health care team. UNIQUE! In-depth pharmacology coverage includes: the Pharmacology Tutorial covering drug classifications, how drugs work, and nursing responsibilities; Pharmacology Capsules boxes providing medication information, precautions for use, interactions, and side/adverse effects; and Pharmacology and Medications tables including classification, use/action, side/adverse effects, and nursing interventions. A separate unit on gerontologic nursing provides comprehensive coverage of the care of the older adult and related disorders. No other LPN/LVN med-surg text offers as much coverage of this primary patient group. Diagnostic Tests and Procedures tables offer quick reference to MRI, CT, Doppler flow, lumbar puncture tests for neurologic disorders, and much more. Health Promotion Considerations boxes highlight timely wellness and disease prevention topics. Patient Teaching Plans provide bulleted lists of nursing instructions for patients, stressing the role and responsibility of the LPN/LVN to reinforce patient education. Nutrition Considerations boxes are spotlighted at appropriate points throughout the text to emphasize the role that nutrition plays in disease and nursing care. Nursing care plans reinforce the nursing process and focus on critical thinking. Cultural Considerations boxes discuss the importance of providing culturally-competent care related to various clinical situations. Put on Your Thinking Cap boxes allow you to pause and consider the practical implications of what you have just read. Get Ready for the NCLEX-PN Examination! sections at the end of chapters include key points, review questions, and case studies that address the various NCLEX Client Needs categories. NEW! Continued emphasis on evidence-based practice and the most current research findings include specific examples of how scientific evidence can justify and support patient care. NEW! Updated nursing diagnoses all reflect the most current NANDA listings for NCLEX compliance.

Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice

A Systems Approach

Author: Sam Willis,Roger Dalrymple

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118490835

Category: Medical

Page: 488

View: 6429

An essential text for the aspiring student paramedic,Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice makes paramedic scienceand pre-hospital care accessible, straightforward andexciting. It assumes no prior knowledge of the subject,presenting the must-have information that students needabout both the theory and practice of what it means to be aparamedic. With extensive full-colour illustrations throughout, aswell as activities and scenarios, this user-friendly textbook willsupport paramedic students throughout their course.

Fundamentals of Geriatric Medicine

A Case-Based Approach

Author: Rainier P. Soriano

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387323260

Category: Medical

Page: 628

View: 7824

This book distills the wealth of knowledge contained in the classic text, Geriatric Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach, 4/e into a practical guide for primary care, family medicine, and internal medicine residents. Written by top experts in the field, the book offers a detailed, compact overview of geriatric care. It addresses geriatric pharmacology, Medicare and Medicaid, and numerous other subjects unique to older adults. The case-based instructional approach helps readers navigate the complexity of prevention, presentation, and treatment for conditions such as depression, dementia, and hypertension. Graphs and tables aid the reader in determining the proper courses of treatment.

Medical-Surgical Nursing

Patient-Centered Collaborative Care

Author: Donna D. Ignatavicius,M. Linda Workman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323293441

Category: Medical

Page: 1968

View: 3266

Using a uniquely collaborative and reader-friendly approach, expert authors Donna D. Ignatavicius and M. Linda Workman cover all the latest trends, evidence-based treatment guidelines, and additional updated information needed for safe clinical practice in medical-surgical nursing. This seventh edition features an expanded emphasis on patient safety and NCLEX® Examination preparation, new ties to the QSEN priorities for patient safety, and a greater alignment with the language and focus of clinical practice. A new chapter on evidence-based practice and a wealth of effective online learning tools help solidify your mastery of medical-surgical nursing. UNIQUE! Collaborative approach presents all medical, surgical, nursing, and other interventions through the lens of the nursing process. Reader-friendly, direct writing style makes this one of the most readable medical-surgical nursing textbooks available. UNIQUE! Cutting-edge focus on the latest trends in nursing practice and nursing education prepares you for both today and tomorrow’s nursing practice. UNIQUE! Integrated tools for NCLEX preparation get you ready for your licensure examination. Chapter-opening Learning Outcomes are linked to Self-Assessment Questions for the NCLEX Examination on the Evolve website. Unique chapter-ending Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! sections include Key Points organized by NCLEX Client Needs Categories. UNIQUE! Focus on nursing concepts helps bridge the gap between the concepts learned in Nursing Fundamentals, and disorders content learned in the medical-surgical nursing course. UNIQUE! Emphasis on clinical decision-making teaches you to apply concepts to true-to-life clinical situations. UNIQUE! Concentration on the core body of knowledge for the RN level of medical-surgical nursing practice focuses your attention on "need-to-know" content to pass the NCLEX Examination and practice safely as a beginning nurse. Rich array of effective learning aids includes: Best Practice for Patient Safety & Quality Care Best Practice for Emergency Care Patient and Family Education: Preparing for Self-Management Nursing Focus on the Older Adult Home Care Assessment Focused Assessment Common Examples of Drug Therapy Evidence-Based Practice Concept Maps Laboratory Profiles Assessment Using Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns

Medical-surgical Nursing

Patient-centered Collaborative Care

Author: Donna D. Ignatavicius,M. Linda Workman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437728014

Category: Medical

Page: 1772

View: 3581

Using a uniquely collaborative and reader-friendly approach, expert authors Donna D. Ignatavicius and M. Linda Workman cover all the latest trends, evidence-based treatment guidelines, and additional updated information needed for safe clinical practice in medical-surgical nursing. This seventh edition features an expanded emphasis on patient safety and NCLEX® Examination preparation, new ties to the QSEN priorities for patient safety, and a greater alignment with the language and focus of clinical practice. A new chapter on evidence-based practice and a wealth of effective online learning tools help solidify your mastery of medical-surgical nursing. UNIQUE! Collaborative approach presents all medical, surgical, nursing, and other interventions through the lens of the nursing process. Reader-friendly, direct writing style makes this one of the most readable medical-surgical nursing textbooks available. UNIQUE! Cutting-edge focus on the latest trends in nursing practice and nursing education prepares you for both today and tomorrow's nursing practice. UNIQUE! Integrated tools for NCLEX preparation get you ready for your licensure examination. Chapter-opening Learning Outcomes are linked to Self-Assessment Questions for the NCLEX Examination on the Evolve website. Unique chapter-ending Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! sections include Key Points organized by NCLEX Client Needs Categories. UNIQUE! Focus on nursing concepts helps bridge the gap between the concepts learned in Nursing Fundamentals, and disorders content learned in the medical-surgical nursing course. UNIQUE! Emphasis on clinical decision-making teaches you to apply concepts to true-to-life clinical situations. UNIQUE! Concentration on the core body of knowledge for the RN level of medical-surgical nursing practice focuses your attention on "need-to-know" content to pass the NCLEX Examination and practice safely as a beginning nurse. Rich array of effective learning aids includes: Best Practice for Patient Safety & Quality Care Best Practice for Emergency Care Patient and Family Education: Preparing for Self-Management Nursing Focus on the Older Adult Home Care Assessment Focused Assessment Common Examples of Drug Therapy Evidence-Based Practice Concept Maps Laboratory Profiles Assessment Using Gordon's Functional Health Patterns Patient safety is emphasized throughout with Nursing Safety Priority features, including Drug Alerts, Critical Rescue, and Action Alerts. More NCLEX® Examination preparation, including integrated NCLEX Examination Challenges to prepare you for the types of questions you will see on today's NCLEX Examination. Greater use of realistic clinical language familiarizes you with the terminology actually used by nurses, physicians, and other healthcare professionals in clinical practice today. Streamlined, prioritized coverage of the nursing process highlights the most important patient problems, regardless of whether they can be addressed by independent nursing actions or must be addressed by collaborative interventions. UNIQUE! New ties to QSEN competencies for patient safety inform you of the best safety practices in medical-surgical nursing. More coverage of evidence-based practice teaches you how to appraise the validity of research and provides synopses of recent nursing research and other evidence-based articles. Student Resources on Evolve include animations, video clips, audio clips, tutorials, Review Questions for the NCLEX Examination, and more. Improved layout and design streamlines content for an easier reading experience. Coverage of core genetics competencies acquaints you with new research demonstrating a genetic component to many diseases and disorders. Increased emphasis on health promotion and promotion of self-care offers strategies for helping people recover from illness and stay well and prevent illness. All-new Concept Maps match the streamlined nursing process format of the text and employ more creative, visually oriented symbols.

Saunders Q & A Review for the NCLEX-PN® Examination E-Book

Author: Linda Anne Silvestri

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455710733

Category: Medical

Page: 736

View: 9963

Based on student feedback, Saunders Q&A Review for the NCLEX-PN® Examination is organized to address specific Client Needs and Integrated Processes to mirror the NCLEX-PN test plan. This review follows Silvestri Comprehensive Review as the natural next step for students in the Silvestri suite of products. It contains 3,200 practice questions—including Alternate Item Format—that include comprehensive rationales for both correct and incorrect options, test-taking strategies, and a textbook page reference for further explanation. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content may not be included. Remediation tied directly back to your Elsevier textbooks provides resources for further study. Content is organized according to Client Needs, providing an organized review for exam preparation and end-of-course or exit standardized exams. Practice questions, answers, and detailed rationales all appear on the same page, giving you immediate feedback on your responses. Detailed test-taking strategies for each question give you clues for analyzing and uncovering the correct answer option. Rationales are provided for both correct and incorrect options. Provides computerized testing practice in study, quiz, or exam modes, to allow you to choose from 21 different content categories and focus your study sessions. Each question is categorized by level of cognitive ability, Client Needs area, integrated process, and clinical content area to allow you multiple study and exam selections. Contains chapters on academic and nonacademic NCLEX-PN preparation, advice from a recent nursing graduate, and test-taking strategies that help you understand complicated exam questions. Comprehensive exam consists of 85 questions related to all content areas in the book and representative of the percentages identified in the NCLEX-PN test plan.

Surgical Care Made Incredibly Visual!

Author: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781582559469

Category: Medical

Page: 201

View: 3265

Building on and strengthening the award-winning Incredibly Easy! Series® features, Surgical Care Made Incredibly Visual! offers an innovative visual approach to mastering perioperative nursing. Hundreds of detailed and colorful photographs, diagrams, charts, and other visual aids guide nurses through each task in surgical care, including perianesthesia management, infection control, wound care, and nursing interventions for specific surgical procedures. Colored text highlights crucial information, and lighthearted logos reinforce key points. Come Equipped displays photographs or illustrations of equipment. Op Sight presents photographs or illustrations of surgical procedures. Post-Op Pitfall describes common complications of selected surgical procedures. Memory Board features visual mnemonics. "Vision Quest" puzzles test readers' knowledge in an entertaining way.

Clinical Cases: Fundamentals of nursing case studies

Author: Natashia Scully,Damian Wilson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729584348

Category: Medical

Page: 268

View: 5786

Perfect for: • Bachelor of Nursing Students • Diploma of Nursing Students Apply theory to practice with the Clinical Cases textbook series! Get to know the fundamentals of nursing with this nursing textbook, which offers nursing students insightful case studies based on real-life situations that you are likely to encounter in a practical environment. Benefit from Scully and Wilson’s Clinical Cases: Fundamentals of Nursing Case Studies nursing textbook, which has been written to assist with exam preparation and revision thanks to its collection of multiple choice questions and answers. Clinical Cases: Fundamentals of Nursing Case Studies is clearly structured to maximise your learning. Each case study begins with an introduction of the presenting condition and its symptoms. As the scenario develops, information concerning the patient’s condition, tests and medications are provided. At the close of each case study, the patient outcomes are explored in addition to a discussion of the most significant considerations of the scenario. It is strongly recommended that nursing students enrolled in the Diploma and Bachelor Nursing courses use Fundamentals of Nursing Case Studies alongside Potter and Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing, 4th Edition by Jackie Crisp, Catherine Taylor and Geraldine Rebeiro. This enables you to maximise your learning and develop a very strong understanding of core nursing concepts. Other titles in this series: • Clinical Cases: Medical-Surgical Nursing Case Studies by Janine Bothe. • Clinical Cases: Nursing Care Case Studies by Margaret Webb and Ellie Kirov. Other formats: This book is also available as an App via the Apple App Store https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/clinical-cases-fundamentals/id620500072?mt=8 • Easy-to-understand, logical layout. • 24 case studies covering pertinent nursing topics, including Vital Signs, Skin Integrity, Medication Therapy and Pain Management. • Multiple choice questions to test your knowledge throughout the textbook. • Explanations provided for all answers. • References for further reading and research. • Designed as an exam preparation and revision tool.

Foundations of Nursing Practice E-Book

Fundamentals of Holistic Care

Author: Chris Brooker,Anne Waugh

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0723435340

Category: Medical

Page: 748

View: 8798

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is written specifically to meet the needs of nursing students undertaking the common foundation programme. It aims to explain how and why sensitive, holistic and evidence-based nursing care is carried out. Therefore it is relevant to students who will enter all branches of nursing and includes material that is both common to all and specific to each branch. The book aims to provide all students on foundation nursing and health care programmes with material of sufficient depth/breadth to achieve the NMC outcomes required for entry into the branch programmes. There is an emphasis not only on the theory that underpins nursing practice in the common foundation programme but also on nursing skills which form an increasingly emphasized part of the programme. The chapters have been reviewed by experts from each branch and also clinical skills to ensure the content reflects each branch accurately and appropriately. Emphasis on clinical skills & lifelong learning Realistic scenarios reinforce the need for patient/client-centred care with a holistic approach Activity boxes for all branches and age groups in each chapter ensure relevance to nurses in diverse settings An integrated approach to health promotion with activity boxes emphasises that health maintenance and promotion are central to contemporary nursing practice Reflection, critical thinking and research/appraisal skills are encouraged with a problem centred approach that will help to develop the skills needed to provide sensitive and effective, high quality care and to integrate theory with practice The emphasis on nursing/clinical skills underlines the importance of core skills - an integral part of the patient/client experience Cultural diversity is a core theme throughout The importance of evidence-based practice is highlighted and the text helps readers are assisted to acquire the skills to provide evidence-based care A wide range of general and branch-specific interactive boxes help to develop an understanding of some issues in other branches as well as the core issues that affect all nurses. Self- test questions and answers provide an opportunity for readers to take responsibility for and check their learning. Valuable learning tools are included: glossary of key terms, useful websites and references

Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine - E-Book

Author: Marc S. Micozzi

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437727050

Category: Medical

Page: 624

View: 3769

Focusing on emerging therapies and those best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence, Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine describes some of the most prevalent and the fastest-growing CAM therapies in use today. Prominent author Dr. Marc Micozzi provides a complete overview of CAM, creating a solid foundation and context for therapies in current practice. Coverage of systems and therapies includes mind, body, and spirit; traditional Western healing; and traditional ethnomedical systems from around the world. Discussions include homeopathy, massage and manual therapies, chiropractic, a revised chapter on osteopathy, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, naturopathic medicine, and nutrition and hydration. With its wide range of topics, this is the ideal CAM reference for both students and practitioners! An evidence-based approach focuses on treatments best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence. Coverage of CAM therapies and systems includes those most commonly encountered or growing in popularity, so you carefully evaluate each treatment. Global coverage includes discussions of traditional healing arts from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Longevity in the market makes this a classic, trusted text. Expert contributors include well-known writers such as Kevin Ergil, Patch Adams, Joseph Pizzorno, Victor Sierpina, and Marc Micozzi himself. Suggested readings and references in each chapter list the best resources for further research and study. New, expanded organization covers the foundations of CAM, traditional Western healing, and traditional ethnomedical systems from Asia, Africa, and the Americas, putting CAM in perspective and making it easier to understand CAM origins and contexts. NEW content includes legal and operational issues in integrative medicine, creative and expressive arts therapies, ecological pharmacology, hydration, mind-body thought and practice in America, osteopathy, reflexology, South American healing, traditional medicines of India, and Unani medicine. Revised and updated chapters include aromatherapy, classical acupuncture, energy medicine, biophysical devices (electricity, light, and magnetism), massage and touch therapies, traditional osteopathy, reflexology, vitalism, and yoga. New research studies explain how and why CAM therapies work, and also demonstrate that they do work, in areas such as acupuncture, energy healing, and mind-body therapies. Expanded content on basic sciences includes biophysics, ecology, ethnomedicine, neurobiology, and pschoneuroimmunology, providing the scientific background needed to learn and practice CAM and integrative medicine. Expanded coverage of nutrition and hydration includes practical information on Vitamin D and healthy hydration with fluid and electrolytes.

Clinical Cases: Medical-surgical nursing case studies

Author: Janine Bothe

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729584321

Category: Medical

Page: 250

View: 6999

Perfect for: • Bachelor of Nursing Students. • Diploma of Nursing students. Apply theory to practice with the Clinical Cases textbook series! Janine Bothe’s Clinical Cases: Medical-Surgical Nursing Case Studies is part of the Clinical Cases textbook series, which offers nursing students a collection of scenarios that are common in a variety of practical settings. Some of the topics covered in Medical-Surgical Nursing Case Studies include: Cardiovascular, Gastrointestinal, Musculoskeletal and Respiratory in relation to medical-surgical nursing. The Medical-Surgical Nursing Case Studies textbook is complete with multiple choice questions throughout the chapters so you can revise and test your knowledge as you progress through the text. Best of all, use Bothe’s nursing textbook alongside Lewis’ Medical-Surgical Nursing, 3rd Edition by Diane Brown and Helen Edwards to really excel at your Diploma and Bachelor of Nursing courses. Benefit from the logical structure of this nursing textbook. Medical-Surgical Nursing Case Studies features a clear introduction that explores an existing condition and outlines its symptoms. Further details are then provided to help you form a more complete context, including: patient’s conditions, tests, medications and other considerations. Each case study within this nursing textbook provides a thorough conclusion that examines patient outcomes and the case’s key points. If you enjoy learning from real life cases, the Clinical Cases textbook series is the perfect educational suite to support your nursing education. Janine Bothe’s Clinical Cases: Medical-Surgical Nursing Case Studies is perfect for use during exam preparation or as a study tool, providing an engaging approach to learning and revision. Browse other titles in this series to enhance your knowledge of core nursing skills and theories. Other titles in this series: • Clinical Cases: Fundamentals of Nursing Case Studies by Natashia Scully and Damian Wilson • Clinical Cases: Nursing Care Case Studies by Margaret Webb and Ellie Kirov Other Formats This book is also available as an App via the Apple App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/clinical-cases-medical-surgical/id666477607?mt=8) • Easy-to-understand, logical layout. • 22 case studies covering the body systems. • Multiple choice questions to test your knowledge throughout the textbook. • Rationales provided for all answers. • References for further reading and research. • Designed as an exam preparation and revision tool.

Saunders Q&A Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination E-Book

Author: Linda Anne Silvestri

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455733415

Category: Medical

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With more than 5,800 test questions, Saunders Q&A Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 5th Edition provides the practice you need to succeed on the NCLEX-RN exam. To enhance your review, each question includes a test-taking strategy, rationales for correct and incorrect answers, and page references to major nursing textbooks. The companion Evolve website adds a pre-test to help in identifying any areas of weakness, and lets you answer questions in quiz, study, or exam mode. Written by NCLEX review expert Linda Anne Silvestri, this book organizes questions to match the Client Needs and Integrated Processes found in the most recent NCLEX-RN test plan. This review is part of the popular Saunders Pyramid to Success, which has helped more than 1.5 million nurses pass the NCLEX exam! A detailed test-taking strategy is included for each question, providing clues for analyzing and selecting the correct answer. Rationales are provided for both correct and incorrect answer options. Questions categorized by Cognitive Level, Client Needs area, Integrated Process, and clinical content area help you focus on the question types you find most difficult. All alternate item format questions (multiple response, prioritizing, fill-in-the-blank, figure/illustration (hot spot), audio, video, and chart/exhibit) are included. Chapters organized by Client Needs simplify your review and reflect the question mix in the NCLEX-RN® test plan blueprint. A 85-question comprehensive exam represents the content and percentages of question types identified in the NCLEX-RN test plan. Preparation for your NCLEX-RN review includes chapters on nonacademic preparation, test-taking strategies, the CAT format, and a view of the NCLEX-RN from a new graduate's perspective. Page references to Elsevier textbooks direct you to remediation material for any question answered incorrectly. A companion Evolve website includes a pre-test to help in identifying any areas of weakness, and lets you answer questions in quiz, study, or exam mode. Automatic updates of the Evolve site allow you to check for changes to content or functionality throughout the life of the edition. Content from the most recent NCLEX-RN® test plan covers the newest topics you could see on the exam. 600 questions are added, for a total of 5,800 in the book and on the companion Evolve website. Hundreds of new alternate item format questions provide even more opportunity for practice. A Priority Nursing Tip is included with each question, providing important patient care information. A full-color design and over 20 new figures enhance understanding and increase the book's visual appeal. Review format includes chapters on how to study for and take the NCLEX examination, and includes a test for each Client Need category, a test on Integrated Processes, and a comprehensive test for practice in answering questions from all areas. A new content-area index makes it easier to find questions and review a given disorder/topic.