Access to items on thePoint: 3 to 6 learning objectives for each chapter; medication tips; dosage calculator; videos/animations on med admin and safety; drug-related NCLEX-style questions; FDA updates; new clinical studies; entire 8e diagnostic studies
Drug therapy icon, especially in the Nursing Interventions sections, to spotlight nursing interventions related to drug therapy and draw attention to important nursing concerns such as risks/benefits, I.V. administration techniques, drug compatibility,
Expanded coverage of documentation, especially ensuring security in electronic medical records
Expanded coverage of leadership and management (leading a team, managing workload, patient care management, dealing with regulatory bodies).
Expanded psychiatric care chapter
Asterisk marks most important new features:
- Increased page count -- to 1,920 pages
- Revised and updated text throughout
- Updated photos and illustrations
- Updated references at end of each chapter, to boost evidence base and faculty appeal (national guidelines, meta-analyses, society position papers, etc.)
--All core areas of nursing: med-surg, maternity and neonatal, pediatric, and psych/mental health.
--Appealing full-color design that makes the format easily understandable
--Basic outline format for easy readability, with color-coded sections and sidebars for ready access to information.
--Current Standards of Care guidelines from the forces that shape clinical practice (Joint Commission, NIH, American Diabetes Assn, American Heart Assn, CDC, AWHONN, etc.)
--Detailed nursing care plans incorporating the latest NANDA nursing diagnoses.
--Drug alerts, Nursing alerts, and Gerontologic alerts -- graphic icons that highlight potential clinical challenges.
--More than 100 detailed procedure guidelines with step-by-step explanations and rationales for actions.
--Subheads that follow both the medical and the nursing models (Medical: patho, etiology, clinical manifestation, diagnostic evaluation, management, and complications) (Nursing model: nsg assessment, nsg diagnosis, nsg interventions, community and home heal.