This updated 12th Edition of Introductory Medical-Surgical Nursing
and its online resources equips PN/VN students with the practical
knowledge and skills necessary to provide safe and effective
nursing care to adult medical-surgical clients in today's changing
healthcare environment. This edition reflects current medical and
nursing practice through accessible content enhanced by photos and
illustrations that bring the information to life and reinforce
learning. Online videos, animations, audio, NCLEX-PN (R) review
questions, and much more combine with text content to prepare
students for real-world nursing and NCLEX-PN success. KEY FEATURES
NEW! Concept Mastery Alerts highlight and clarify commonly
misunderstood concepts. Concept Care Maps present a visual diagram
focusing on the priority problem, expected outcomes, and nursing
interventions of the client in the accompanying Clinical Scenario.
Critical thinking questions follow the scenarios. Over 30 Nursing
Care Plans (with rationales) address such issues as Alzheimer's
disease, cancer, myocardial infarction, stroke, diabetes mellitus,
modified radical mastectomy, and chronic renal failure to help
students develop a solid understanding of nursing care. Revised
NCLEX-PN questions, as well as NEW alternate format questions, now
align with the latest NCLEX-PN text plan. Nursing Process sections
in each clinical chapter emphasize a nursing process approach to
care and provide rationales in italics for all interventions.
Nutrition Notes cover the special nutritional needs of clients with
certain types of conditions. Pharmacologic Considerations highlight
the special considerations students need to remember when caring
for clients who are receiving specific drugs. Evidence-Based
Practice boxes, including a Clinical Question, Evidence , and
Nursing Implication s, illustrate how research relates to practice.
Gerontologic Considerations enhance understanding of how
pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, and nursing care differ for
the older population. Stop, Think, and Respond exercises increase
recall and practical assimilation of concepts. Drug Therapy Tables
list examples of generic and trade names, mechanisms of action,
common side effects, and nursing considerations. An unparalleled
suite of online Instructors Resources includes new LPN
Concept-Based Curriculum Maps, test generator, image bank, QSEN
Competency KSAs, syllabus, guided lecture notes, discussion topics,
lesson plans, PowerPoint Presentations, LMS Course Cartridges, case
studies, strategies for effective teaching, assignments,
pre-lecture quizzes, and more. This leading content is also
incorporated into Lippincott CoursePoint , a dynamic learning
solution that integrates this book's curriculum, adaptive learning
tools, real-time data reporting, and the latest evidence-based
practice content together into one powerful student education
solution. Lippincott CoursePoint improves the nursing students'
critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills to prepare them for
practice. Learn more at NursingEducationSuccess.com/CoursePoint.
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