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Clinical Companion to Medical-Surgical Nursing : Assessment and Management of Clinical Problemsby Dirksen, Shannon Ruff; Lewis, Sharon Mantik; Heitkemper, Margaret McLean
Elsevier Science Health Science div
This clinical manual presents 300 common medical-surgical conditions and procedures in a concise, alphabetical format for quick clinical reference. Designed for portability, CLINICAL COMPANION TO MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING includes the essential, need-to-know information for medical-surgical nursing practice. Part 1, Disorders, uses a consistent format of: definition/description; pathophysiology; clinical manifestations; diagnostic studies; therapeutic management; nursing management with therapeutic outcomes, interventions, and nursing diagnoses; and patient teaching. Part 2 covers common medical-surgical procedures, and Part 3 contains reference material commonly used in the medical-surgical setting. * Presents approximately 300 medical-surgical disorders in a consistent, clinically-functional format for practical use in the clinical environment. * Includes the most up-to-date information, including isolation precaution guidelines, lab values, and ECGs. * Features a portable format for utility in the medical-surgical environment. * Contains cross references to Lewis MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING, 5/e, to provide students with more thorough background information. * Focuses on treatments in which the nurse plays a major role. * Contains a list of commonly-used abbreviations. * Features an attractive two-color design which makes the content more accessible.