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Everything you need to know about caring for patients-in one portable "must have" handbook Often referred to as the "Merck Manual" for nurses by nurses, its quick access format makes it easy to find information on more than 250 diseases and disorders. Clear, but comprehensive discussions of pathophysiology, with rationales in the medications and laboratory sections, explain the scientific basis for nursing care. Thoroughly revised and updated throughout, the 4th Edition incorporates the latest scientific advances and the practice of nursing today. What's New? * Delivers updated information on nearly 250 disorders-including 3 new chapters on celiac disease, human papillomavirus (HPV, ) and eczema. * Includes updated discussions of gender and life span considerations. * Provides revised information on genetics and an explanation of differences in health and disease conditions based on racial and ethnic ancestry. * Offers new information on critical, global considerations that reflect the health issues that transcend national borders and the interdependence of countries. * Features fully updated Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG) coverage for each disorder, including causes Y pertinent physical and psychosocial findings Y life span considerations Y primary nursing diagnoses Y and collaborative and independent nursing interventions, plus documentation information on average length of stay and home healthcare guidelines. Key Features: * Is the only book of its kind to include information on Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG) * Helps readers prioritize interventions by highlighting the primary nursing diagnosis. * Makes locating pertinent test results quick and easy with Diagnostic Highlights tables. * Outlines the drugs most commonly used for a disorder, including the dosage, mechanism of action, and rationales for use in Pharmacologic Highlights tables. * Helps ensure that the patient receives all essential information before discharge w
|Publisher:||Davis Company, F. A.|
|Publish Date:||Nov 08, 2010|
|Number of Pages:||1088|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||2.2|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||8.5 x 5.5 x 1.3|
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