Medical-Surgical Nursing: Patient-Centered Collaborative Care

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Hardcover, Elsevier Science Health Science div, 2012, ISBN13 9781437728019, ISBN10 1437728014

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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.

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Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publish Date: Feb 09, 2012
ISBN-13: 9781437728019
ISBN-10: 1437728014
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 1968
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 7.4
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 9.0 x 11.0 x 2.25
Walmart No.: 9781437728019
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