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Phipps' Medical-Surgical Nursing - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 8th Edition

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New to This Edition

    • Nursing Management sections have been reorganized to clarify the correlation among nursing diagnoses, appropriate patient outcomes, and associated interventions.
    • Preparing for Practice boxes in selected chapters are linked to a new interactive clinical exercise on the Companion CD, giving students the opportunity to apply critical thinking skills and clinical judgment in caring for patients within a simulated hospital setting.
    • The text includes new and expanded chapters related to genetics and disease, emerging infectious diseases and bioterrorism, palliative care, and rehabilitation.
    • Are You Ready? boxes test students' mastery of content just covered, reinforcing key concepts and building confidence for taking the NCLEX examination.
    • Ethical Alert boxes discuss timely ethical issues nurses face in clinical practice, such as genetic testing and therapy and forced immunization.
    • Legal Alert boxes present critical legal considerations, including protocol for medical and nursing interventions, patient consent for treatment or testing, and the duty to warn.
    • Key terms with page-number references are listed at the beginning of each chapter and set in boldface type within the text.

Key Features

    • Solid presentation of pathophysiology and medical, surgical, and nursing management.
    • More than 70 Patient/Family Teaching boxes underscore the text's comprehensive treatment approach.
    • Content on collaborative management highlights the necessity of cooperation and teamwork in patient care.
    • Health promotion and prevention concepts are integrated throughout to stress the importance of ongoing care.
    • More than 150 Guidelines for Safe Practice boxes give step-by-step instructions for providing safe, effective care.
    • Common Medications tables outline nursing considerations and information on key drug groups.
    • Clinical Manifestations boxes summarize important indications related to specific conditions.
    • Gerontologic Assessment boxes and Gerontologic Considerations sections remind students of unique considerations in the care of older adults.
    • Risk Factors boxes alert the reader to characteristics of disease etiology to consider when assessing and caring for patients.
    • Research boxes show how significant research studies apply to daily nursing practice.
    • Healthy People 2010 boxes identify national health objectives relevant to the topic of discussion.
    • Future Watch boxes alert readers to topics on the horizon, such as developments in genetics and in gender-based medicine.
    • Complementary & Alternative Therapies boxes discuss the increasing popularity and significance of complementary and alternative therapies in relation to traditional treatments.
    • Nursing Care Plans cover more than 30 patient situations, illustrating the use of NANDA diagnoses, outcome criteria, NIC priority interventions, NOC suggested outcomes, and specific nursing interventions with rationales.
    • Evidence-Based Practice boxes identify the Topic Question, Evidence Base, Findings, and Conclusions of research studies pertinent to current medical and nursing practice.
    • The concept of community-based care is introduced in a new chapter and incorporated into other chapters as appropriate.

Author Information

    By Frances Donovan Monahan, PhD, RN, ANEF, Consultant in Nursing Education, Vero Beach, FL, USA; Judith K. Sands, EdD, RN, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA; Marianne Neighbors, EdD, RN, Professor, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing; Co-Director, Wally Cordes Teaching and Faculty Support Center, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA; Jane F. Marek, MSN, RN, APRN, BC, Instructor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA and Carol J. Green-Nigro, PhD, RN, Professor of Nursing, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS, USA

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  • Copyright: 2007