Brunner and Suddarth's Textbook of Canadian Medical-Surgical Nursing

Brunner and Suddarth's Textbook of Canadian Medical-Surgical Nursing

Publication Date: 2009
Availability: In Stock
ISBN/ISSN: 9780781799898


This is the Second Edition of the popular Canadian adaptation of Brunner and Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, by Day, Paul, and Williams. Woven throughout the content is new and updated material that reflects key practice differences in Canada, ranging from the healthcare system, to cultural considerations, epidemiology, pharmacology, Web resources, and more.
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--A Complete and Thorough Adaptation. This edition is updated page-by-page to reflect the most current Canadian practice. Included are Canadian nursing organizations and web sites, the food guide and body mass index, the CAN code of ethics, use of SI units, and more.
--Nursing Research Profiles: This popular feature is updated to include Canadian research, where appropriate
--Genetics in Nursing Practices: In addition to a new Genetics chapter, students are alerted throughout the text to genetic components that are related to diseases and disorders.
--Nursing Process sections clarify the nurse's roles and responsibilities in caring for patients with selected disorders.
--Glossary at the beginning of each chapter lets students review vocabulary words before reading the chapter; unique to Smeltzer and popular with ESL students.
--Critical thinking exercises at the end of each chapter foster critical thinking by challenging the student to apply textbook knowledge to clinical scenarios.
--Plan of Nursing Care charts illustrate how the nursing process is applied to meet the person's health care and nursing needs.
--Guidelines charts. These charts review key nursing interventions, and the rationales for those interventions, for specific patient care situations.
--Clinical chapters contain both nursing and medical management component with an emphasis on teaching patients self-care (under nursing management) and varied treatment modalities (under medical management).
--Nursing Alert feature offers brief tips and red-flag warnings for clinical practice.
--Assessment charts focus the student's attention on data that should be collected as part of the assessment step of the nursing process.
--Risk factor charts draw the student's attention to factors that can impair health.
--Health Promotion Focus boxes provides tips for better self-care. Gerontological considerations are separated within the text and are also separated as boxed features.
--Gerontological considerations are specially identified within the text and also as boxed features.
--Pathophysiology displays provide illustrations and algorithms that highlight disease and disorder processes.
--Patient education charts help the nurse to prepare the patient and family for procedures; assist the patient and family with understanding the patient's condition; and explain to the patient and family how to provide for self-care after discharge from the health care facility.
--Pharmacology charts and tables remind the student of important considerations relative to administering medications and monitoring drug therapy.
--Home care checklists. These checklists review points that should be covered as part of patient education prior to discharge from the health care facility.
--Ethics and Related Issues charts. These charts present a scenario, a description of potential ethical dilemmas that could arise as a result of the scenario, and a list of questions about the scenario to stimulate thought and discussion.
--Procedure Guidelines charts offer nursing activities and rationales for important procedures.
Rene A. Day PhD, RN
Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Pauline Paul PhD, RN
Faculty of Nursing, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy,
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Beverly Williams PhD, RN
Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Edition: 2
ISBN/ISSN: 9780781799898
Product Format: Hardbound
Trim Size: 8.375 x 10.875
Pages: 2532
Pub Date: 2009
Weight: 11.3
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