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Medical-Surgical Nursing in Canada

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ISBN: 978-1-77172-048-9

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Medical-Surgical Nursing in Canada, 4th Edition

By Sharon L. Lewis, RN, PhD, FAAN, Linda Bucher, RN, PhD, CEN, CNE, Margaret M. Heitkemper, RN, PhD, FAAN and Mariann M. Harding, PhD, RN, CNE; Edited by Maureen A. Barry, RN,MScN, Jana Lok, RN, MN, PhD, ENC(C) , Jane Tyerman, RN, BA, BScN, MScN, PhD and Sandra Goldsworthy, RN, MSc, PhD, CNCC(C), CMSN(C)

1968 pages
Trim Size 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
Copyright 2019
$161.00, Hardcover, Reference

 


Description

Learn how to become an exceptional caregiver in Canada’s evolving health care environment! Adapted by a team of 4 experienced Canadian nurse-educators and a slate of expert contributors from across the country, the 4th Canadian Edition of Medical-Surgical Nursing in Canada 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, exam preparation, evidence-informed practice, prioritization, patient and caregiver teaching, culturally competent care, and the determinants of health. A variety of helpful boxes and tables make it easy for students to find essential information and the accessible writing style makes even the most complex concepts easy to grasp. Best of all - a complete collection of learning and study resources helps students learn more effectively and offers valuable, real-world preparation for clinical practice.

Key Features

  • Highly readable format offers 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.
  • Revised Chapter 1 situates nursing practice in the unique Canadian context, discussing patient-centred care, interprofessional practice (including delegation and assignment), information-communication technologies, patient safety and quality improvement
  • Culturally competent care chapter and special sections discuss culture as a determinant of health, Indigenous populations; health equity and health equality issues; and practical suggestions for developing cultural competence in nursing care
  • Determinants of Health boxes focus on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s determinants of health, as they apply to particular disorders.
  • UNIQUE! ''Levels of Care'' approach organizes nursing care in three levels: health promotion, acute intervention, and ambulatory and home care.
  • Examination review questions at the end of each chapter reinforce key content while helping you prepare for examinations.
  • Expanded chapter on genetics focuses on the practical application of genetics to nursing care of patients and includes current changes in Canadian clinical practice.
  • Genetics in Clinical Practice boxes address key topics such as genetic testing, Alzheimer’s disease, sickle cell disease, and genetics-related ethical issues.
  • Assessment Abnormalities tables alert readers to abnormalities frequently encountered in practice, as well as their possible etiologies
  • More than 60 comprehensive nursing care plans on the Evolve website defining characteristics, expected outcomes, specific nursing interventions with rationales, evaluation criteria, and collaborative problems

New to this Edition

  • NEW! Unfolding case studies included throughout each assessment chapter helps you apply important concepts and procedures to real-life patient care.
  • NEW! Expanded coverage of evidence-informed practice in Research Highlight and Translating Research Into Practice boxes helps you understand how to apply the latest research to real-life patient care.
  • NEW! Informatics boxes discuss how technology is used by nurses and patients in health care settings.
  • NEW! Expanded Safety Alerts throughout the book cover surveillance for high-risk situations.
  • NEW! Drug alerts highlight important safety considerations for key drugs
  • NEW! Revised art program enhances the book’s visual appeal and lends a more contemporary look throughout.

Related Links and Downloads

Evolve Website - Evolve Resources

Table of Contents
Author Information

By Sharon L. Lewis, RN, PhD, FAAN, Research Professor, Castella Distinguished Professor, School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX; Linda Bucher, RN, PhD, CEN, CNE, Professor, School of Nursing, University of Delaware, Newark, DE; Staff Nurse, Emergency Department, Virtua Memorial Hospital, Mt. Holly, NJ; Margaret M. Heitkemper, RN, PhD, FAAN, Professor and Chairperson, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, Elizabeth Sterling Soule Endowed Chair in Nursing, School of Nursing; Adjunct Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA and Mariann M. Harding, PhD, RN, CNE, Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, Kent State University at Tuscarawas, New Philadelphia, Ohio ; Edited by Maureen A. Barry, RN,MScN, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.; Jana Lok, RN, MN, PhD, ENC(C) , Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON. ; Jane Tyerman, RN, BA, BScN, MScN, PhD, Professor, Trent University/Fleming College, School of Nursing, Peterborough, ON. and Sandra Goldsworthy, RN, MSc, PhD, CNCC(C), CMSN(C), Associate Dean Teaching-Learning and Technology; Associate Professor Research Professorship in Simulation Faculty of Nursing University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.

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