September ebook of the month: Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice

Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice  guides students and nurses in every setting and specialty. The focus is on the art and science of nursing, with clinical and scientific evidence to back up medical- as well as psychosocial-interventions that help people improve on the wellness continuum.

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Outline of Book Contents

This new edition continues to follow a basic outline format for easy readability and access of information. The subheadings continue to follow a medical model—Pathophysiology and Etiology, Clinical Manifestations, Diagnostic Evaluation, Management, and Complications—and a nursing process model—Nursing Assessment, Nursing Diagnoses, Nursing Interventions, Community and Home Care Considerations, Patient Education and Health Maintenance, and Evaluation: Expected Outcomes. Medical model information is presented because nurses need to understand the medical disorder, diagnostic workup, and treatment that are the basis for nursing care. The nursing process section provides a practical overview of step-by-step nursing care for almost any patient scenario.
This edition is divided into five parts to present a comprehensive reference for all types of nursing care. Part One discusses the role of the nurse in the health care delivery system. It comprises chapters on Nursing Practice and the Nursing Process, Standards of Care and Ethical and Legal Issues, Health Promotion and Preventative Care, and Genetics and Health Applications.
Part Two encompasses medical-surgical nursing. General topics are presented in Unit I, including Adult Physical Assessment, Intravenous Therapy, Perioperative Nursing, Cancer Nursing, and Care of the Older or Disabled Adult. Units II through XII deal with body system function and dysfunction and the various disorders seen in adult medical and surgical nursing.
Part Three covers Maternity and Neonatal Nursing. Chapters include Maternal and Fetal Health, Nursing Management during Labor and Delivery, Care of the Mother and Newborn during the Postpartum Period, and Complications of the Childbearing Experience. Chapters reflect the routine childbearing experience as well as frequently encountered high-risk situations and problems that may arise for the mother as well as the infant.
Part Four focuses on Pediatric Nursing. Chapters are divided into two units. One unit covers General Practice Considerations, comprising Pediatric Growth and Development, Pediatric Physical Assessment, Pediatric Primary Care, and Care of the Sick or Hospitalized Child. The other unit contains chapters based on body systems to describe the various disorders and corresponding nursing care seen in pediatric nursing.
Part Five discusses Psychiatric Nursing. Entries follow the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR) classification of mental illness. Treatments and nursing management for each are discussed.

Sandra M. Nettina, MSN, ANP-BC

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