Clinical Companion for Medical-Surgical Nursing: Patient-Centered Collaborative Care, 8th Edition


by Donna D. Ignatavicius, Chris Winkelman

The Clinical Companion for Ignatavicius & Workman: Medical-Surgical Nursing: Patient-Centered Collaborative Care, 7th Edition, is an easy-to-use, A-Z guide to 245 common medical-surgical conditions and their management. Written in a reader-friendly, direct-address style, this handbook is a convenient quick reference that you can carry with you on clinical days.

  • A-Z synopses of 245 diseases and disorders, along with related collaborative care, serve as both a quick reference for clinical days and a study resource for essential information
  • Streamlined format helps you focus more effectively on nursing care priorities
  • Consistent collaborative care format helps you prepare for clinical days more efficiently.
  • Special Considerations highlights call your attention to important aspects of nursing care, such as Genetic/Genomic Considerations, Considerations for Older Adults, Women’s Health Considerations, and Cultural Considerations.
  • National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) icons help you provide safe and effective care by highlighting safety information identified in The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals.
  • Concepts of Medical-Surgical Nursing sections provide a quick, one-stop review of eight concepts that are critical to medical-surgical nursing practice.
  • A-Z thumb tabs along the edges of the pages facilitate quick access to clinical information for just-in-time learning and review at the bedside.
  • 10 quick-reference appendices provide need-to-know, quick-reference coverage of common or important clinical topics
    • Guide to Head-To-Toe Physical Assessment of Adults
    • Terminology Associated With Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
    • Laboratory Values
    • Interventions for Common Environmental Emergencies
    • Chemical and Biological Agents of Terrorism
    • Discharge Planning
    • Electrocardiographic Complexes, Segments, and Intervals
    • The Patient Requiring Intubation and Mechanical Ventilation
    • The Patient Requiring Chest Tubes
    • Communication Quick Reference for Spanish-Speaking Patients
  • Updated content matches the Ignatavicius & Workman textbook for a reliably seamless reference and study experience.
  • UNIQUE! Nursing Safety Priorities highlights have been refined and divided into three types of Nursing Safety Priority highlights: Drug Alert!, Critical Rescue!, and Action Alert! to help you recognize critical situations in which the patient’s health or very life may be in jeopardy.
  • Increased use of color improves table readability and highlights headings and new Nursing Safety Priority boxes.

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323222358
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 2/13/2015
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 736

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