Medical-Surgical Nursing Made Incredibly Easy

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Edition: 5th
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2022-03-16
Publisher(s): LWW
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Summary

Feeling anxious or unsure about medical-surgical nursing care? Get grounded in the latest best practices, with the freshly updated Medical-Surgical Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!®, 5th Edition
 
This colorful, fully illustrated guide offers clear, concise descriptions of crucial medical-surgical nursing concepts and procedures, with learning aids that help you grasp skills and concepts easily, in enjoyable Incredibly Easy style. From assessment and diagnostics to current evidence-based treatments and interventions, this is the perfect backup to class materials, a helpful support for new nurses, and a handy refresher for experienced nurses. 
 
Be expertly guided into a solid foundation in medical-surgical care, with: 
 
·       NEW and updated statistics and guidelines on current medical-surgical nursing practice in a concise, quick-scan outline format
  • The “need-to-know” basics, including the most common disorders medical-surgical nurses encounter 
  • Chapters address disorders by body system – neurologic, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, endocrine, renal and urologic, reproductive, musculoskeletal, and more
  • Chapters offer vital foundational knowledge, with expert direction on: 
    • Essential elements of medical-surgical nursing practice and the nursing process
    • Fluids and electrolytes, perioperative care, and pain management 
    • Diagnostic testing – CT, MRI and PET scan imaging, x-rays, biopsies, EMGs, and more
    • Additional chapters on cancer care, obesity, gerontologic care, and end-of-life care
  • Current data and best practices on assessing and treating common disorders – Reviews of anatomy and physiology, step-by-step guidance on assessments and history–taking, and diagnostic testing, including patient preparation, monitoring, teaching points, and developing a plan of care 
  • Hundreds of colorful diagrams, drawings, and charts that illustrate core terms and concepts, with easy-to-retain definitions
  • “Practice Makes Perfect” end-of-book practice exam with NCLEX®-style questions in current exam format 
  • Chapter features include:
    • Memory jogger – Acronyms and other memory tricks that help you remember key concepts and treatments
    • A closer look – Illustrations that explain anatomy, physiology and complex pathways
    • Education edge – Practical guidance for effective patient teaching
    • What do I do? – Steps to take in emergency situations
    • Stop, look, and listen – Elements of assessment for a particular body system
    • Weighing the evidence – Evidence-based practice pointers that support nursing actions
    • Quick quiz – End-of-chapter multiple-choice questions to help you retain chapter content, followed by answers and rationales
    • “Nurse Joy” and “Nurse Jake” illustrated characters offer tips and insights throughout

About the Clinical Editor
 
Keelin Cromar, RN, MSN, is Nursing Faculty at Kettering College in Kettering, Ohio.
 
Casey Moebius, RN, DNP, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Nurse Education at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas

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