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release date: Feb 18, 2015
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Physical Examination and Health Assessment, 7e

With an easy-to-read approach and unmatched learning resources, Physical Examination & Health Assessment, 7th Edition offers a clear, logical, and holistic approach to physical exams across the lifespan. A total of 1,200 illustrations, checklists of key exam steps, and practical insights ensure that you learn all the physical exam skills you need to know. Written by Carolyn Jarvis, an experienced educator and clinician, this gold standard in physical examination reflects what is going on in nursing today with coverage of emerging trends and the latest on evidence-based practice. It's easy to see why this text is, far and away, #1 in this field!

  • A clear, logical, and streamlined approach simplifies content and helps you learn to perform the complete health assessment:
    • The conversational, easy-to-understand writing style makes learning easier.
    • A two-column format distinguishes normal findings from abnormal findings, and uses step-by-step photos to clarify examination techniques and expected findings.
    • 1,200 full-color illustrations present anatomy and physiology, examination techniques, and abnormal findings.
    • Abnormal findings tables include more than 300 pathophysiology photos to help in recognizing, sorting, and describing abnormalities.

  • Comprehensive coverage reflects the realities of today’s nursing practice:
    • NEW content on the Electronic Health Record, charting, and narrative recording provides examples of how to document assessment findings.
    • 150 NEW normal and abnormal examination photos for the nose, mouth, throat, thorax, and pediatric assessment show findings that are unexpected or that require referral for follow-up care, with cultural diversity and developmental variations.
    • UPDATED evidence-based practice content is highlighted and reflects a focus on conducting the most effective, accurate examinations.
    • UPDATED case studies provide opportunities to apply your knowledge and develop your analytical skills.
    • Checklists for use in RN-to-BSN completion programs provide a refresher for seasoned nurses returning to the classroom.

  • A holistic approach to assessment accommodates the diverse types of patients that you will encounter in the real world:
    • Documentation and Critical Thinking sections provide real-world clinical examples of specific patients and how to record assessment findings in the patient’s chart, using the SOAP format.
    • Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle boxes enable patient teaching and health promotion while performing the health assessment, and now address the key concept of prevention.
    • Developmental Competence sections provide age-specific assessment techniques for infants, children, adolescents, pregnant women, and older adults.
    • Culture and Genetics sections include biocultural and transcultural information on an increasingly diverse patient population.
    • Spanish-language translations highlight important phrases for improved data gathering and communication during the physical examination with Spanish-speaking patients.
  • NEW evidence-based guidelines reflect a focus on conducting the most effective, qualitative exams.
  • NEW Substance Use Assessment chapter addresses this increasingly critical aspect of holistic patient assessments.
  • 100 new photos of step-by-step examination techniques include all-new exam panoramas for key systems.
  • 100 new abnormal findings photos provide instant visual cues for findings that are unexpected or that require referral for follow-up care.
  • Expanded chapter on assessment of the hospitalized adult provides a focused assessment of the patient in the hospital setting.
  • New content on obesity provides current information on this growing health problem.
release date: Oct 14, 2016
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Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 7e (Saunders Comprehensive Review for Nclex-Rn)

Often called the ‘the best NCLEX® exam review book ever,’ Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 7th Edition provides everything you need to prepare for the NCLEX exam ― complete content review and 5,200 NCLEX examination-style questions in the book and online. Don't make the mistake of assuming the quality of the questions is the same in all NCLEX exam review books, because only this book includes the kind of questions that consistently test the critical thinking skills necessary to pass today's NCLEX exam. Even better, all answers include detailed rationales to help you learn from your answer choices, as well as test-taking strategies with tips on how to best approach each question. Written by the most trusted name in NCLEX review, Linda Anne Silvestri, and updated to reflect the most current 2016 NCLEX test plan, Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 7th Edition is THE book of choice for NCLEX examination review. But don’t just take our word for it ― read any customer review or ask your classmates to see why there's nothing else like it!

  • Over 5,100 practice questions in the text and online offer ample testing practice. 
  • Question categories by cognitive level, client needs area, integrated process, and content area give users completely customizable exams or study sessions when using the companion Evolve site.
  • UNIQUE! A detailed test-taking strategy and rationale is included for each question, offering clues for analyzing and uncovering the correct answer option, and guiding users to remediation in Saunders Strategies for Test Success: Passing Nursing School and the NCLEX® Exam and Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Exam.
  • Inclusion of all alternate item format questions covers multiple response, prioritizing [ordered response], fill-in-the-blank, figure/illustration [hot spot], chart/exhibit, video, and audio questions to give users practice with mastering prioritizing, decision-making, and critical thinking skills.
  • Alternate item format questions are highlighted with a special icon to easily find in the text.
  • 85-question comprehensive exam covers all content areas in the book in the same percentages that they are covered on the actual NCLEX-RN test plan.
  • UNIQUE! Priority Nursing Action boxes list actions for clinical emergent situations requiring immediate action, including a detailed rationale and textbook reference.
  • UNIQUE! Pyramid Alert! boxes spotlight important nursing concepts and procedures, and include tips and shortcuts for remembering key information. 
  • UNIQUE! Priority concepts call-outs highlight specific concepts related to nursing practice. Concepts have been updated to reflect the latest Giddens: Concepts for Nursing Practice text.
  • Page references for each question guide users toward an Elsevier nursing textbook for further study and self-remediation.
  • Full-color design offers a more visually engaging learning experience.
  • Easy-to-use index lets users quickly locate questions for a given topic or body system.
  • Recent graduate’s perspective sections offer meaningful guidance for the NCLEX-RN, nonacademic preparation, test-taking strategies, and the CAT format.
  • Expanded coverage of delegation, prioritization, and triage/disaster management in the practice questions reflect the areas of increased emphasis on the NCLEX exam.
  • Automatic software updates on the Evolve companion site allow users to check for changes and content updates throughout the life of the edition.
  • UNIQUE! Audio review summaries on pharmacology, fluids and electrolytes, and acid-base balance are found on the Evolve companion site.
  • NEW! Questions and content aligned with the latest NCLEX-RN exam reflect the increased level of difficulty and format changes in some areas. 
  • NEW! Summary of the key changes made to the 2016 NCLEX-RN test plan will be included at the beginning of the text along with how those updates are addressed throughout the new edition.
  • NEW! Mnemonics will be included as Pyramid Alerts where appropriate throughout the text.
  • NEW! More Priority Nursing Action boxes to communicate new and pertinent content. 
  • NEW! Revised illustrations provide a more up-to-date and consistent presentation of art throughout the text. 
  • NEW! Completely updated chapter on vital signs and laboratory values include the latest lab values.
  • NEW! Glossary of the Pyramid Terms located in the back of the book help users access all definitions in one location.
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release date: Jan 28, 2014
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Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children, 7e

With easy-to-read, in-depth descriptions of disease, disease etiology, and disease processes, Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children, 7th Edition helps you understand the most important and the most complex pathophysiology concepts. More than 1,200 full-color illustrations and photographs make it easier to identify normal anatomy and physiology, as well as alterations of function. This edition includes a NEW Epigenetics and Disease chapter along with additional What’s New boxes highlighting the latest advances in pathophysiology. Written by well-known educators Kathryn McCance and Sue Huether, and joined by a team of expert contributors, this resource is the most comprehensive and authoritative pathophysiology text available!

  • Over 1,200 full-color illustrations and photographs depict the clinical manifestations of disease and disease processes ― more than in any other pathophysiology text.
  • A fully updated glossary includes 1,000 terms, and makes lookup easier by grouping together similar topics and terms.
  • Outstanding authors Kathryn McCance and Sue Huether have extensive backgrounds as researchers and instructors, and utilize expert contributors, consultants, and reviewers in developing this edition.
  • Chapter summary reviews provide concise synopses of the main points of each chapter.
  • Consistent presentation of diseases includes pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and evaluation and treatment.
  • Lifespan content includes ten separate pediatric chapters and special sections with aging and pediatrics content.
  • Algorithms and flowcharts of diseases and disorders make it easy to follow the sequential progression of disease processes.
  • Nutrition and Disease boxes explain the link between concepts of health promotion and disease.
  • EXTENSIVELY Updated content reflects advances in pathophysiology including tumor biology invasion and metastases, the epidemiology of cancer, diabetes mellitus, insulin resistance, thyroid and adrenal gland disorders, female reproductive disorders including benign breast diseases and breast cancer, and a separate chapter on male reproductive disorders and cancer.
  • NEW! Chapter on epigenetics and disease.
  • Additional What’s New boxes highlight the most current research and clinical development.
release date: Apr 07, 2014
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Atlas of Human Anatomy: Including Student Consult Interactive Ancillaries and Guides, 6e (Netter Basic Science)

The gold standard of excellence for 25 years, Frank H. Netter, MD’s Atlas of Human Anatomy offers unsurpassed depictions of the human body in clear, brilliant detail – all from a clinician’s perspective. With its emphasis on anatomic relationships and clinically relevant views, Dr. Netter’s work provides a coherent, lasting visual vocabulary for understanding anatomy and how it applies to medicine today.

  • View anatomy from a clinical perspective with hundreds of exquisite, hand-painted illustrations created by pre-eminent medical illustrator Frank H. Netter, MD.
  • Join the global community of medical and healthcare students and professionals who rely on Netter to optimize learning and clarify even the most difficult aspects of human anatomy. Comprehensive labeling uses the international anatomic standard terminology, Terminologia Anatomica, and every aspect of the Atlas is reviewed and overseen by clinical anatomy and anatomy education experts.  Consulting Editors include: John T. Hansen, PhD; Brion Benninger, MD, MS; Jennifer Brueckner-Collins, PhD, Todd M. Hoagland, PhD, and R. Shane Tubbs, MS, PA-C, PhD. 
  • Explore additional unique perspectives of difficult-to-visualize anatomy through all-new paintings by Dr. Carlos Machado, including breast lymph drainage; the pterygopalantine fossa; the middle ear; the path of the internal carotid artery; and the posterior knee, plus additional new plates on arteries of the limbs and new radiologic images.
  • Master challenging structures with visual region-by-region coverage -- including Muscle Table appendices at the end of each Section.
  • Student Consult access includes a suite of interactive tools and guides, including selected images formatted as self-testing exercises; dissection videos; multiple choice questions; illustrated axial cross-sections and scroll-throughs; Key Point Anatomy Guides; additional plates from previous editions; and more.
release date: Sep 09, 2016
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Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking
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Perform an accurate, efficient, and effective physical examination with confidence.
 
Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking provides authoritative, step-by-step guidance on performing the patient interview and physical examination, applying clinical reasoning, shared decision-making, and other core assessment skills—all based on a firm understanding of clinical evidence. 

This highly regarded text includes fully illustrated, step-by-step techniques that outline the correct performance of the physical examination and an easy-to-follow two-column format featuring examination techniques on the left and abnormalities (clearly indicated in red) with differential diagnoses on the right. Bates’ also includes a unit on special populations, covering special stages in the life cycle—infancy through adolescence, pregnancy, and aging.  
 
  • Clinical pearls, printed in blue, highlight key points throughout the text.
  • Text boxes help readers quickly find important summaries of clinical conditions and tips for challenging examination techniques.
  • Many new and updated photographs and illustrations support the text, and figures are now numbered for easy identification and reference. 
  • Rewritten chapter on evaluating clinical evidence clarifies key concepts to ensure student understanding.
  • Revised and expanded chapter on the skin, hair, and nails includes new dermatology photographs and provides the framework for assessing common lesions and abnormalities.
  • Updated behavior and mental status chapter now references DSM-5.
  • Significantly revised information on obesity and nutrition counseling; cardiovascular risk factor screening and new clinical guidelines; new screening guidelines for breast cancer, colon cancer, Papanicolau smears, and stroke risk factors; updated information on STIs; new geriatric assessment tools; and much more.
  • New life cycle content, including an increased emphasis on cardiovascular health promotion and child development; updated pregnancy topics such as weight gain, substance abuse, and intimate partner violence; and new information on the older adult, including frailty, immunizations, cancer screening, cognitive decline and dementia screening, and a new algorithm for falls prevention. 

Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking is the #1 choice for complete, authoritative guidance on mastering every aspect of the all-important physical examination. 
 
Don’t Miss These Additional Resources:
 
Bates’ Pocket Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, Eighth Edition
The Pocket Guide is an abbreviated version of the Bates’ twelfth edition textbook, designed for portability and convenience at the bedside.

Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination (www.batesvisualguide.com)
Recently refilmed, these 18 volumes of examination videos (as well as 10 additional OSCEs) depict experienced clinicians conducting each of the regional examinations. The videos demonstrate visually the varying techniques of inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation in the regional examinations and special populations. 
Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses

SAFETY FIRST!


Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses®, Fifteenth Edition delivers all of the information you need to administer medications safely across the lifespan—well-organized monographs for hundreds of generic and thousands of trade-name drugs.


BONUS!

FREE DIGITAL ACCESS


www.DrugGuide.com


Redeem the access code inside to unlock your one-year, free subscription to Davis’s Drug Guide Online, powered by Unbound Medicine. It’s accessible from your desktop, laptop, or any mobile device with a web browser



  • 5,000-drug database and appendices

  • Cross-referencing of drugs

  • FDA drug news


 


LIFE-SAVING GUIDANCE ... AT A GLANCE



  • Red tab for high alert medications, plus in-depth high alert and patient safety coverage

  • Red, capitalized letters for life-threatening side effects

  • NEW! REP heading for use of drugs in males and females of reproductive age

  • Drug-drug, drug-food, drug-natural product interactions

  • Pedi, Geri, OB, and Lactation cautions

  • IV administration subheads

  • REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies) icon

  • Pharmacogenomic content and icon

  • Canadian-specific content 

  • Much more!





LEARNING, CARE-PLANNING, AND PATIENT EDUCATION TOOLS


Online at DavisPlus (Redeem the Plus Code on the inside front cover of a new, printed text to access your DavisPlus resources.)



  • Audio library for 1,200+ drug names

  • Three tutorials, each with a self-test

  • Calculators for body mass index (BMI), metric conversions, IV drip rates, dosage/kg, and Fahrenheit/Celsius

  • Interactive case studies, brief, real-life scenarios that are followed by a series of question

  • Med-Deck-style cards

  • Video clips illustrating the safe administration of medications

  • Animations demonstrating the administration and absorption of oral drugs

  • Schematic brain illustrations depicting the impact of certain DSM disorders and the effect of psychotropic medications on patients 


 


Reviews for Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses, 14th Edition:


I'm a BSN student, and this book has been an excellent resource.  When my instructors ask me questions about medications, I know I will be able to answer any questions they have with this book... This was the book my toughest clinical instructor recommended to me, and my classmates who have other drug manuals wish they had this one.”

– Honor F., Nursing Student


As a student nurse, I spend more time with this book than I do with my family. Easy to read, good layout, informative, to the point. It was required by my program and I have found it to be a wonderful resource.”

– Jen S., Nursing Student


I am able to write nursing plans, understand disease process, and proper administration of drugs all because of this one book.

– Kia S.


Simply put, the best drug guide out there.

– Amazon Reviewer

Fundamentals of Nursing, 9e

It’s your complete guide to nursing ― from basic concepts to essential skills! Fundamentals of Nursing, 9th Edition prepares you to succeed as a nurse by providing a solid foundation in critical thinking, evidence-based practice, nursing theory, and safe clinical care in all settings. With illustrated, step-by-step guidelines, this book makes it easy to learn important skills and procedures. Care plans are presented within a nursing process framework, and case studies show how to apply concepts to nursing practice. From an expert author team led by Patricia Potter and Anne Griffin Perry, this bestselling nursing textbook helps you develop the understanding and clinical reasoning you need to provide excellent patient care.

  • 51 skills demonstrations provide illustrated, step-by-step instructions for safe nursing care ― and include rationales for each step.
  • 29 procedural guidelines provide streamlined, step-by-step instructions for performing basic skills.
  • UNIQUE! Critical Thinking Models in each clinical chapter show how to apply the nursing process and critical thinking to achieve successful clinical outcomes.
  • Evidence-Based Practice chapter shows how nursing research helps in determining best practices.
  • UNIQUE! Caring for the Cancer Survivor chapter prepares nurses to care for cancer patients who may still face physical and emotional issues.
  • Case studies include unique clinical application questions and exercises, allowing you to practice using care plans and concept maps.
  • The 5-step nursing process provides a consistent framework for care, and is demonstrated in more than 20 care plans.
  • 15 review questions in every chapter test your retention of key concepts, with answers available in the book and on the Evolve companion website.
  • Practical study tools on Evolve include video clips of skills, skills checklists, printable key points, a fluid & electrolytes tutorial, a concept map creator, an audio glossary, and more.
  • UNIQUE! Clear, streamlined writing style makes complex material more approachable.
  • More than 20 concept maps show care planning for clients with multiple nursing diagnoses.
  • Key points and key terms in each chapter summarize important content for more efficient review and study.
  • Unexpected Outcomes and Related Interventions for each skill alert you to potential problems and appropriate nursing actions.
  • Delegation coverage clarifies which tasks can and cannot be delegated.
  • A glossary provides quick access to definitions for all key terms.
  • UPDATED! Patient Safety and Quality chapter describes how quality and safety apply to the nurse, and includes a new skill on fall prevention in healthcare settings.
  • NEW content addresses the Affordable Care Act, patients’ perspectives on hospital care as measured by HCAHPS surveys, health disparities and vulnerable populations, compassion fatigue, pain assessment, patient education techniques like teach-back, new equipment, Healthy People 2020, and more.
  • NEW! Additional alternate-item review questions include at least four alternate-item questions ― multiple select, sequencing/priority, delegation, hot-spot images, and fill-in-the blank for medications ― for every chapter.
  • Expanded Building Competency boxes help you apply QSEN (Quality & Safety Education for Nurses) competencies to realistic clinical situations.
  • UPDATED! Unique Evidence-Based Practice boxes in every chapter include a PICO question ― the Problem, Intervention, Comparison, and Outcome ― and summarize a research study along with its application to nursing practice.
  • Over 100 NEW photos clarify procedures and familiarize you with the latest clinical equipment.
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Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care, 11e

Ackley’s Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care, 11th Edition helps practicing nurses and nursing students select appropriate nursing diagnoses and write care plans with ease and confidence. This convenient handbook shows you how to correlate nursing diagnoses with known information about clients on the basis of assessment findings, established medical or psychiatric diagnoses, and the current treatment plan. Extensively revised and updated with the new 2015-2017 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses, it integrates the NIC and NOC taxonomies, evidence-based nursing interventions, and adult, pediatric, geriatric, multicultural, home care, and client/family teaching and discharge planning considerations to guide you in creating unique, individualized care plans.

  • Comprehensive, up-to-date information on all the 2015-2017 NANDA-I nursing diagnoses so you stay in the know.
  • UNIQUE! Provides care plans for every NANDA-I approved nursing diagnosis plus two unique care plans for Hearing Loss and Vision Loss.
  • Includes pediatric, geriatric, multicultural, client/family teaching and discharge planning, home care, and safety interventions as necessary for plans of care.
  • Presents examples of and suggested NIC interventions and NOC outcomes in each care plan.
  • UNIQUE! Care Plan Constructor on the companion Evolve website offers hands-on practice creating customized plans of care.
  • 150 NCLEX exam-style review questions are available on Evolve.
  • Promotes evidence-based interventions and rationales by including recent or classic research that supports the use of each intervention.
  • Classic evidence-based references promote evidence-based interventions and rationales.
  • Clear, concise interventions are usually only a sentence or two long and use no more than two references.
  • Safety content emphasizes what must be considered to provide safe patient care.
  • Step-by-step instructions show you how to use the Guide to Nursing Diagnoses and Guide to Planning Care sections to create a unique, individualized plan of care.
  • List of Nursing Diagnosis Index in back inside cover of book for quick reference.   
  • Three-column index is easy to use.
  • Easy-to-follow sections I and II guide you through the nursing process and selecting appropriate nursing diagnoses.
  • Alphabetical thumb tabs allow quick access to specific symptoms and nursing diagnoses.
  • NEW! Includes the new 2015-2017 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses, compete with 26 new diagnoses.
  • NEW and UPDATED! Provides the latest NIC/NOC, interventions, and rationales for every care plan.
  • EXPANDED! Additional information on concept based nursing and major nursing theories provides you with the knowledge you need for clinical success.
  • EXPANDED! New content on QSEN, safety, and risk for infection keeps you up to date.
  • NEW! In-depth coverage of wellness and primary prevention stresses the importance of health and wellness.
  • NEW! Appendixes in the text provide you with valuable information in an easy-to-access location.
  • NEW! Revised references in APA style.
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release date: Oct 30, 2014
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Fundamentals of Nursing
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Help your students develop the blended competencies (cognitive, technical, interpersonal, and ethical/legal) they will need to effectively care for patients in both institutional and community-based practice settings with this updated Eighth Edition of the best-selling Fundamentals of Nursing. Packed with clinical examples, proven pedagogy,  striking illustrations, and online learning tools (including video clips, animations, and interactive learning activities), this best-selling text takes a holistic approach as it distills the fundamentals that nursing students need to know to respond to today’s healthcare challenges competently, enthusiastically, and accountably.
 
Reflecting today’s rapidly evolving healthcare delivery system, the Eighth Edition offers new content, new pedagogy, a revised art and photo program, and a wide range of online teaching and learning resources to save you time and help your students succeed.
 
Instructor Resources:
 
  • A robust test generator with more than 1,250 questions helps you put together tests that assess your students’ understanding of the material. Test questions link to learning objectives.
  • PowerPoint presentations make it easy for you to integrate the textbook with your students’ classroom experience, via either handouts or slide shows.
  • Pre-Lecture Quizzes (and answers) are quick, knowledge-based assessments that allow you to check students’ reading.
  • Guided Lecture Notes walk you through the chapters, objective by objective, and provide corresponding PowerPoint numbers.
  • A Sample Syllabus provides guidance for structuring your nursing fundamentals course.
  • A complete image bank enhances lecture and exam preparation.
  • Discussion Topics (and suggested answers) can be used as a conversation starter or in online discussion boards.
  • Strategies for Effective Teaching provide tips for teaching the course.
  • Assignments (and suggested answers) include group, written, clinical, and Web assignments.
  • Case studies (with related questions and suggested answers) give your students an opportunity to apply their knowledge to a client case similar to what they will encounter in practice.
  • Journal Articles, updated for this edition, offer access to research available in WK journals
  • A Master Checklist for Student Competency helps you track your students’ progress toward skill competency.
 
Student Resources:
 
  • NCLEX-Style Review Questions for every chapter (over 900 in all) help students review important concepts and practice for the NCLEX.
  • Watch & Learn Video Clips reinforce skills from the textbook and bring concepts to life.
  • Practice & Learn Activities present case scenarios with interactive exercises and questions to help students apply what they have learned.
  • Concepts in Action Animations bring concepts to life and enhance student comprehension.
  • A Spanish-English Audio Glossary provides terms and phrases for communicating with patients in Spanish.
  • Journal Articles offer access to current research available in WK journals.
  • Dosage Calculation Quizzes allow students to practice math skills and calculating drug dosages.
 
To further enhance your course, you may want to consider purchasing other products within the integrated suite of products designed specifically for the 8th Edition.  Created with the students’ experience in mind, and coordinated to provide a cohesive learning experience, each product in the suite can be purchased separately or packaged with the main text. The suite includes: Study Guide, Skill Checklists, Taylor’s Clinical Nursing Skills, Taylor’s Handbook of Nursing Skills, Taylor’s Video Guide to Clinical Nursing Skills, prepU, and, new to this edition, Lippincott CoursePoint, a digital curriculum solution for nursing education that integrates adaptive learning powered by prepU with access to personalized, perfectly timed remediation built on trusted content.

 
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Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, Single Volume, 10e

Learn how to become an exceptional caregiver in today’s evolving healthcare environment! Written by a dedicated team of expert authors led by Sharon Lewis, Medical-Surgical Nursing, 10th Edition offers up-to-date coverage of the latest trends, hot topics, and clinical developments in the field. Completely revised and updated content explores patient care in various clinical settings and focuses on key topics such as patient safety, NCLEX exam preparation, evidence-based practice, and teamwork. A variety of helpful boxes and tables make it easy for you to find essential information and the accessible writing style and building-block approach make even the most complex concepts easy to grasp. Best of all ― a complete collection of learning and study resources helps you learn more effectively and offers valuable, real-world preparation for clinical practice.

  • Highly readable format offers you a strong foundation in medical-surgical nursing.
  • Content written and reviewed by leading experts in the field ensures that information is comprehensive, current, and clinically accurate.
  • Informatics boxes discuss how technology is used by nurses and patients in healthcare settings.
  • Expanded coverage of evidence-based practice helps you understand how to apply the latest research to real-life patient care.
  • Expanded Safety Alerts throughout the book highlight patient safety issues and focus on the latest National Patient Safety Goals.
  • UNIQUE! "Levels of Care" approach explains how nursing care varies for different levels of health and illness.
  • Bridge to NCLEX Examination review questions at the end of each chapter reinforce key content while helping you prepare for the NCLEX examination with both standard and alternate item format questions.
  • Unfolding case studies included throughout each assessment chapter help you apply concepts and procedures to real-life patient care.
  • Managing Care of Multiple Patients case studies at the end of each section help you apply your knowledge of various disorders and prioritize and delegate patient care.
  • Separate chapter on genetics focuses on the practical application to nursing care of patients.
  • Genetics in Clinical Practice boxes address key topics such as genetic testing, Alzheimer’s disease, sickle cell disease, and genetics-related ethical issues.
  • Genetic Risk Alerts and Genetic Link headings highlight specific genetic issues related to body system assessments and disorders.
  • NEW! Interprofessional Care tables emphasize the importance of total patient care and outline the role of each provider in managing disorders.
  • NEW! Teamwork & Collaboration boxes highlight your role in working with members of the interprofessional team.
  • NEW! Check Your Practice boxes challenge you to think critically and interact with patient data.
  • NEW! Becoming a Nurse Leader boxes introduce you to concepts related to being a responsible team member and leader.
  • NEW! Patient and Caregiver Teaching chapter includes a stronger focus on informatics to reflect the current use of technology as it relates to patient self-management.
  • NEW! Core clinical content focuses on highlighting and incorporating QSEN competencies.
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