Medical-Surgical Nursing Care

Medical-Surgical Nursing Care
  • 4th Ed.
  • 2016
  • © Pearson Education, Inc.
  • Elaine L. Mohn-Brown RN, EdD, CMSRN; Karen M. Burke RN, MS; Linda Eby RN, MN
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-338978-2 / ISBN-13: 978-0-13-338978-4
  • Nursing, Point of Care, Surgery

 

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For students enrolled in licensed practical/vocational nursing programs (LPN/LVN)

A Practice-Based Approach to Nursing Care

Medical-Surgical Nursing Care, Fourth Edition gives students an in-depth understanding of the common diseases and disorders that affect adult patients. It provides a strong foundation for caring by emphasizing pathophysiology, nursing care, and patient teaching.

The material in Nursing Care is presented in an easily-accessible format with streamlined content and a clear writing style that makes it easy for students to absorb information. Study aids throughout the text also help students focus less on memorization and more on practice and the integration of new material into their critical thought-processes.

The Fourth Edition includes new content and features that will help students grow and develop as practical/vocational nurses.

New To This Edition:

  • • Applied Learning Outcomes identify what you can expect to learn from each chapter and apply that learning when caring for patients.
  • • Focus on Diversity boxes and Cultural Care Strategies build on the foundation for culturally sensitive nursing care.
  • • Key Concepts help students identify and focus on important concepts and develop an understanding of patient needs.
  • • Memory Alerts provide cues, ideas, or alternate ways of thinking about a concept to help the student learn and remember important information.
  • • Safety Alerts help the student recognize threats to patients’ safety.
  • • Nursing Care sections throughout the book stress the nurse’s responsibilities for promoting health, establishing priorities, and recognizing critical complications.
  • • Clinical Reasoning Care Maps at the end of each disorders chapter have added a question about identifying patient safety risks and prioritizing nursing interventions to address the risk.
  • • Chapter 1 introduces and elaborates on quality and safety in nursing, provision of evidence-based nursing care, and essential competencies for nurses.

Features:

Chapter Openers Help Focus Students on Important Information

  • • Brief Outlines preview what the chapter will cover for quick access and review.
  • • NEW! Applied Learning Outcomes identify what you can expect to learn from each chapter and apply that learning when caring for patients.
  • • Key Terms are listed alphabetically, with page numbers, at the beginning of the chapter. They are also boldfaced and defined where they first appear in the text.
  • • Special Features highlight nursing care plans, clinical reasoning care maps, and other features that assist with learning chapter content.

Highlights within Each Chapter Help Students Stay on Track

  • • NEW! Focus on Diversity boxes and Cultural Care Strategies build on the foundation for culturally sensitive nursing care.
  • • NEW! Key Concepts help students identify and focus on important concepts and develop an understanding of patient needs.
  • • NEW! Memory Alerts provide cues, ideas, or alternate ways of thinking about a concept to help the student learn and remember important information.
  • • NEW! Safety Alerts help the student recognize threats to patients’ safety.
  • • NEW! Nursing Care sections throughout the book stress the nurse’s responsibilities for promoting health, establishing priorities, and recognizing critical complications.
  • • Patient Teaching and Population Focus boxes provide information on age-specific and other special needs of patient groups and help you prepare for patient instruction.
  • • Giving Medications Safely tables highlight nursing implications and patient teaching for drugs commonly used to treat particular disorders.
  • • Assessment boxes summarize data collected and manifestations students may observe
  • • Critical Thinking Questions allow students to apply new knowledge to a specific patient.

Comprehensive Review at the End of Each Chapter Ensures Students Grasp Key Concepts

  • • Key Points provide a reminder of need-to-know information and concepts.
  • • NEW! Clinical Reasoning Care Maps at the end of each disorders chapter have added a question about identifying patient safety risks and prioritizing nursing interventions to address the risk.
  • • Pearson Nursing Student Resources lead you to additional materials at nursing.pearsonhighered.com including NCLEX-PN® style review questions, case studies, and more!
  • • NCLEX-PN® Exam Preparation includes a Test-Taking Tip with a focused study hint and NCLEX-PN®-style questions for review and test practice, with both traditional and alternative formats.
  • • REVISED! Thinking Strategically About… sections promote clinical reasoning and to provide practice in prioritizing and managing nursing care.

New Information Keeps Students Up-to-Date with Important Nursing Concepts

  • • REVISED! Unit 1 focuses on the roles and responsibilities of the LPN/LVN including legal/ethical guidelines and settings of care in which the LPN/LVN commonly works.
  • • NEW! Chapter 1 introduces and elaborates on quality and safety in nursing, provision of evidence-based nursing care, and essential competencies for nurses.
  • • REVISED! Chapter 10, Caring for Patients Having Surgery has a new focus on patient safety, National Patient Safety Goals, and effective communication during hand-offs.
  • • REVISED! The unit on Mental Health Disorders has been updated per DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition).

 

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