Answers the question, what do practical vocational nurses need to know and to be able to do in order to deliver safe and effective medical-surgical nursing care? This comprehensiveÂ book, in a brand newÂ 3rd edition,Â prepares basic practical/vocational nursing students to care for adult clients with medical or surgical disorders or diseases. Completely updated with new information andÂ an emphasis on the nursing role, it explains the risk factors, causes, and pathophysiology of common disorders and diseases, and reviews diagnostic tests and medical management of the disorders. A focus on nursing care is presented in a nursing process formatâ€”including assessment data to collect, nursing diagnoses with suggested interventions and their rationales, and evaluation data to determine the effectiveness of nursing care. Some exciting features include:
- Nursing process care plans
- Critical thinking self-checks
- Rationale for each nursing intervention.
- Nursing care and procedure checklists.
Author : Karen M. Burke
ISBN : 0136080049
Language : English
No of Pages : 1440
Edition : 3
Publication Date : 1/16/2010
Format/Binding : Hardcover
Book dimensions : 10.9x8.6x2.2
Book weight : 0.07
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