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 (R) 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 (R) Examination!
sections at the end of chapters include key points, review
questions, and case studies that address the various NCLEX (R)
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. NEW! Organization of disorders
units consolidates anatomy and physiology, nursing assessment/data
collection, and diagnostic tests into one chapter. NEW! Updated
guidelines on diabetes, heart failure, asthma, COPD, and cancer
provides you with latest treatment protocols.
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