Medical-Surgical Nursing: Pearson New International Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Priscilla LeMone / Karen M. Burke / Gerene Bauldoff  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
5
Language
English
Total pages
1860
Pub.-date
August 2013
ISBN13
9781292023021
ISBN
1292023023
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Appropriate for courses in Medical Surgical Nursing.

 

 

Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking in Patient Care, 5e has been revised and updated to provide the knowledge and skills needed to care for adult patients to promote health, facilitate recovery from illness and injury, and provide support when coping with disability or loss. Throughout the text, the authors make every effort to communicate that both nurses and patients may be male or female; and that patients require holistic, individualized care regardless of their age; gender; or racial, cultural, or socioeconomic background. The goal of the fifth edition is to provide the knowledge and resources that ensure a solid base for critical thinking and clinical judgment and that can be applied to provide safe, individualized, and competent clinical nursing care. Multiple learning strategies have been developed to facilitate success—audio, illustrations, teaching tips, and video and animation media. Understandable language and a consistent format are used, and students overwhelmingly report that they actually like reading the text.

Features

Appropriate for courses in Medical Surgical Nursing.

 

 

Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking in Patient Care, 5e has been revised and updated to provide the knowledge and skills needed to care for adult patients to promote health, facilitate recovery from illness and injury, and provide support when coping with disability or loss. Throughout the text, the authors make every effort to communicate that both nurses and patients may be male or female; and that patients require holistic, individualized care regardless of their age; gender; or racial, cultural, or socioeconomic background. The goal of the fifth edition is to provide the knowledge and resources that ensure a solid base for critical thinking and clinical judgment and that can be applied to provide safe, individualized, and competent clinical nursing care. Multiple learning strategies have been developed to facilitate success–audio, illustrations, teaching tips, and video and animation media. Understandable language and a consistent format are used, and students overwhelmingly report that they actually like reading the text.  

 

As with every edition of MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING: CRITICAL THINKING IN PATIENT CARE, Priscilla LeMone, Karen Burke and Gerene Bauldoff have maintained a clear vision in the 5e which includes:

 

  • A strong focus on nursing care as the essential element in learning and doing nursing, regardless of the gender, age, race, culture, or socioeconomic background of the patient of the setting for care
  • Providing a balance of pathophysiology, pharmacology, and interdisciplinary care to support dependent, interdependent, and independent nursing interventions
  • Emphasis on the nurse’s role as a caregiver, educator, advocate, leader and manager, and as an essential member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team
  • The use of functional health patterns and the nursing process as the structure for providing nursing care in today’s world by prioritizing nursing diagnoses and interventions specific to altered responses to illness
  • Fostering critical thinking and decision-making skills as the basis for safe, knowledgeable, individualizedclinical practice

Integrated Technology

  • MyNursingLab with Pearson eText is a powerful online study tool providing students and instructors with a dynamic learning environment. Students benefit from formative assessment and personalized study plans, and have access to a fully interactive electronic version of the textbook. Instructors are able to monitor student progress and individually assess comprehension.
  • The Neighborhood allows students to easily connect the concepts they learn to the clinical setting, through virtual patient experience in a safe environment.
  • Real Nursing Skills Videos demonstrate real nurses performing nursing skills in a clinical setting. Video sets are available in these topic areas: Skills for the RN, Critical Care, Pediatric Skills, Maternal-Newborn Skills, Physical & Health Assessment
  • Additional media resources include Real Nursing Simulations, MyNursingApp, and more!

In addition to these media solutions, LeMone is supported by a full supplements package for download on Pearson Instructor's Resource Center linked with the 5e:

  • Instructor's Resource Manual
  • Image Bank PPT
  • Classroom Response System PPT
  • PPT
  • TestGen Computerized Test Bank

FEATURES:

  • Pathophysiology illustrated: The 3-D art brings the content to life—visual illustrations of disease processes make processes easy to visualize.
  • Pathophysiology Linkages: Tables that show the relationships between specific disease pathophysiologies and resulting clinical manifestations.

  • Diagnostic Tests: The 3-column tables summarize information about key diagnostic tests for each body system.

  • Functional Health Pattern Assessment: Health history questions are described for the functional health patterns related to each unit.

  • Genetic Considerations: For each unit, this feature lists genetic issues related to the body system.

  • Moving Evidence into Action Boxes: Focus on research into specific topics and how the research relates to current nursing care. 

    • Critical thinking questions help students understand the material. 

  • Evidence for Nursing Care Boxes: Provide resources for additional review in applying evidence to practice.

  • Medication Administration: Drugs appropriate for the chapter disorders are featured, as well as the related nursing responsibilities and client/family teaching.

  • Nursing Care of the Older Adult: Provides essential guidelines for caring for older adults.

  • Nursing Care of the Client...: Essential information needed for nursing care of various disorders is described-- detailed illustrations help students understand the steps of the nursing process.

  • Two-Column Case Study and Nursing Care Plan: Includes Assessment, Diagnoses, Expected Outcomes, Planning and Implementation, Evaluation, and Critical Thinking in the Nursing Process.

  • End of Chapter NCLEX-RN Test Yourself: NCLEX-style review questions reinforce comprehension of the chapter content.

  • Building Clinical Competence: Appear at the end of each unit, this feature integrates information from the unit chapters and gives readers opportunities to apply what they have learned to simulated clinical situations. 

    • "Building Clinical Competence" is made up of three separate assignments, which focus on the essential skills of critical thinking, prioritization and delegation.

  •  Functional Health Pattern Activity: Provides more detail about how the disorders discussed in the unit impact patients’ functional health status. 

    • The Functional Health Patterns are described in further detail, priority nursing diagnoses are described and critical thinking questions focus on applying the most important content. 
  • Clinical Scenario: Presents the reader with multiple clients, and the associated questions focus on setting priorities while managing multiple clients. 

    • This activity is particularly good preparation for NCLEX questions that test prioritization, delegation and safe nursing care.
  •  Case Study with Concept Map: Offers readers opportunities to apply specific patient information to the process of concept mapping. 

    • Critical thinking questions prepare the groundwork for creating the concept map, and readers have the opportunity to create a concept map of their own in the Student Resources section of  the student website.

New to this Edition

  • NEW! Co-author: Gerene Bauldoff, Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing at the Ohio State University College of Nursing (Columbus, Ohio)
  • Extensively reviewed chapters of the fifth edition
    • Reviewer comments were used to make this revision. 

New features of the fifth edition include:

  • Current Language Used: Using the term patient to describe the recipient of nursing care - reflects change used by major nursing organizations.
  • A reorganization of some units as follows:
    • Responses to Altered Nutrition (unit 6) includes chapters on assessment and care of patients with nutritional disorders, upper gastrointestinal disorders, bowel disorders, and disorders of the gallbladder, liver and pancreas.
    • Responses to Altered Cardiovascular Function (unit 8) includes chapters on assessment and care of patients with coronary heart disease, cardiac disorders, vascular and lymphatic disorders, and hematologic disorders.
    • Responses to Altered Neurologic Function includes chapters on assessment and care of patients with intracranial disorders, spinal cord disorders, and neurologic disorders.
  • Diagnostic tables expanded in each assessment chapter, are listed alphabetically, and a question about spirituality was added to the functional health pattern interview guide.
  • Memory cues provide methods of remembering important information.
  • Pathophysiology Linkage tables illustrate the way in which a specific disease pathophysiology results in patient manifestations.