Clinical Companion to Medical-Surgical Nursing : Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems

R.N. Shannon Ruff Dirksen, Ph.D.; R.N. Sharon L. Lewis, Ph.D.; R.N. Margaret McLean Heitkemper, Ph.D.

  • Disorders section covers commonly encountered medical-surgical conditions in a consistent, clinically relevant presentation that includes:
    • Definition/Description
    • Pathophysiology
    • Clinical Manifestations
    • Complications
    • Diagnostic Studies
    • Collaborative Care (including Drug Therapy, where relevant)
    • Nursing Management
      • Goals
      • Nursing Diagnoses (using the most current NANDA terminology)
      • Nursing Interventions
      • Patient and Caregiver Teaching
  • Treatments and Procedures section provides need-to-know information on common medical-surgical treatments and procedures.
  • Reference Appendix features key reference information commonly used in nursing practice, including laboratory values, commonly used formulas, and Spanish translations of key phrases.
  • Patient teaching content is highlighted with a special icon, identifying information that patients and caregivers need to know about the care of various conditions.
  • Cross-references to Lewis: Medical-Surgical Nursing, 8th Edition make it easy to locate more in-depth information.

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